| Political Talk|| Would you have supported a smaller healthcare reform act, specifically one that - Rex on 7/27/14 at 2:14 pm|
merely outlawed insurance companies from discriminating against people with pre-existing conditions?
| Music Board|| The five greatest male voices in the pop/rock era - Rex on 7/27/14 at 10:38 am|
5. James Taylor - smooth, unique
4. Freddy Mercury - powerful, emotional
3. Art Garfunkel - angelic, poetic
2. Elton John - rich, subtle
1. Ray Charles - deep, distinctive...
| Political Talk|| WTF. Anti-gay marriage Santorum is a fan of Modern Family? - Rex on 7/26/14 at 9:49 am|
Eric Stonestreet refuses to be in the same photo. :lol:
| Movie/TV Board|| How good is Howard Stern as a judge on America's Got Talent? - Rex on 7/23/14 at 7:36 pm|
Well, he's the only reason I watch. I've seen American Idol, the Voice, etc... and Howard is the best judge on any of these talent shows. He's surprisingly kind to anybody who sincerely performs... and on the money with all his evaluations.
| Political Talk|| Harry Reid's nuclear option to appoint Federal judges pays off. - Rex on 7/23/14 at 11:48 am|
Well, it's likely to pay off when the full DC Court of Appeals reverses the absurdly hackish decision released yesterday by two Bush partisans.
The three judges appointed after the Senate rule change away from the previously required 60 vote super majority means an 8-5 majority of Democrats to Re...
| Political Talk|| So, if the DC Appeals Court en banc reverses today's ruling... - Rex on 7/22/14 at 1:53 pm|
as it likely will, it means that both the Fourth and DC Districts agree, and the US Supreme Court doesn't necessarily have to resolve the issue. Correct?
I have further questions after that one, this time involving the court room characters....
| O-T Lounge|| Forget THIS and use THIS instead. - Rex on 7/19/14 at 11:34 am|
Forget THIS Norelco rotary-type razor:
and use THIS Panasonic wet/dry screen-type razor with pivoting head instead:
| Political Talk|| Spent yesterday at the Euphemism Capital of America - Rex on 7/17/14 at 8:14 am|
Appomattox - "Where the Nation Reunited"
Beautiful national park, though.
Cold Harbor a couple of days ago.... through all this sadness I am heartened that no Confederate flags fly over any of these tragic places, and left with the impression that Robert E. Lee is the most over...
| Political Talk|| Clive Bundy's son faces arrest in separate criminal case involving burglary and - Rex on 7/14/14 at 4:43 pm|
[quote]Cliven Lance Bundy, 34, said during a telephone interview with The Associated Press that he knows he's named in a contempt-of-court warrant issued July 8 in Las Vegas for failing to appear before a Clark County District Court judge who oversees a drug diversion program. [/...
| O-T Lounge|| Chess videos - strangely compelling - Rex on 7/13/14 at 9:15 am|
They're like watching reenactments of battlefield warfare. What were the generals thinking?
Here's one on Bobby Fischer's forced return to championship chess competition after 20 years of inactivity. Yes, Boris was still Bobby's bitch:
| Movie/TV Board|| Orange is the New Black... season 2 finale - Rex on 7/12/14 at 5:25 pm|
Just finished it. So... OK... that final scene was just patently ridiculous. Almost Dexter-level ridiculous.
I still like the show, however, and am looking forward to its third season. I fear a few things, though:
First, that they're about to turn Nicky into an evil dealer mama. I would ...
| Food and Drink Board|| Am I alone in thinking Starbucks coffee is crap? - Rex on 7/12/14 at 9:40 am|
This is some bitter shite. Folger's from my own French press is a lot smoother... and puts me in a better mood. Right now I'm wanting to wanting to tar and feather somebody....
| Political Talk|| Released transcripts prove there was no Benghazi stand down order, and - Rex on 7/10/14 at 2:23 pm|
that Darrell Issa is a lying sack of shite.
They show, instead, a concerted and furious attempt to save the lives of Americans.
| Political Talk|| Do books just appear on their own on Costco shelves, or - Rex on 7/9/14 at 6:10 pm|
do they get screened and approved first by management?...
| Movie/TV Board|| Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates and Toni Collette... what could go wrong? - Rex on 7/9/14 at 10:55 am|
Melissa McCarthy, that's what. A female John Candy, she's not.
4.6 for a major motion picture release. Has there been a worse IMDB rating?
| Movie/TV Board|| Orange is the New Black... which was better, first or second season? - Rex on 7/9/14 at 8:52 am|
I'm six episodes into season two and suddenly feel dragged down by soap opera silliness. Maybe there's only so much that can be done and the whole premise has just worn thin.
| Political Talk|| And now on a personal note, I am done with Hobby Lobby - Rex on 7/8/14 at 10:10 am|
I had never previously held their religious beliefs against their business because I wouldn't want anybody to hold my lack of religious beliefs against mine. Now, however, that they have succeeded in turning their religion INTO their business I can no longer support it. I can't support a religion ...
| Political Talk|| As it turns out, no, those four methods are not abortifacient - Rex on 7/7/14 at 1:56 pm|
The contraceptives Hobby Lobby objected to prevent pregnancies by preventing ovulation or by obstructing an egg from being fertilized. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists “there is no scienti?c evidence that emergency contraceptives available in the United States an...
| Soccer Board|| When soccer was first conceived, invented, codified, whatever... - Rex on 7/6/14 at 3:04 pm|
do you think that its creators or players imagined a game whose score would so often end up 0-0, 1-0 or even 2-1? Is this what kids on the playground play for now?
I just looked back on the history of the FIFA World Cup. In the early days, World Cup matches averaged over 4.5 goals per game, eve...
| More Sports Board|| Is it OK to ask a soccer question here, even if it's critical but respectful? - Rex on 7/6/14 at 9:30 am|
Just want to know before I get into trouble for asking it.
| Political Talk|| Will robots eventually get the right to vote? - Rex on 7/6/14 at 9:28 am|
Now, we have already witnessed a predilection of a certain segment of our society to ascribe human rights to inanimate entities, even when those objects lack self-awareness and physical form. The laws and notions which were instituted to guarantee rights among the living have been acceded rights, t...
| Political Talk|| The Republican war on women, George Will's turn - Rex on 7/5/14 at 11:59 am|
Being a rape victim is "a coveted status that confers privileges". [link=(http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/george-will-college-become-the-victims-of-progressivism/2014/06/06/e90e73b4-eb50-11e3-9f5c-9075d5508f0a_story.html)]LINK[/link]
Ouch. Way to go, George. But the next time you seek t...
| Political Talk|| Concerning Fredericksburg and Petersburg - Rex on 7/2/14 at 8:57 am|
Damn, but Ambrose Burnside was an idiot. At Fredericksburg, particularly, I think as a foot soldier I would have turned to him and said "you want me to do WHAT?"
| O-T Lounge|| People who conduct business on their cellphones at Starbucks - Rex on 7/2/14 at 8:26 am|
are a-holes. Like the guy sitting next to me. Get an office, for chrissake....
| Political Talk|| That's some mighty clever justicing - Rex on 7/1/14 at 8:48 am|
So, five Catholic Supreme Court justices who personally oppose abortion, but not blood transfusions, decide the Hobby Lobby case in such a way that it exempts Hobby Lobby from funding what the plaintiff views as abortion-inducing, but they explicitly state that their ruling applies only to the cont...
| Political Talk|| As it turns out, Lerner had NOT been asked about 501c4 tax exemption targeting - Rex on 6/29/14 at 7:12 pm|
in a letter from Dave Camp ten days before her hard drive crash.
The Washington Post rates that bit of right wing misinformation THREE PINOCCHIOS. [link=(http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-checker/wp/2014/06/24/the-letter-that-supposedly-led-to-the-crash-of-lois-lerners-hard-drive/)]LINK...
| Political Talk|| How to keep Benghazi off Fox News - Rex on 6/29/14 at 9:59 am|
This is amazing. Suddenly Benghazi is a topic Chris Wallace doesn't want to touch. Arrest the man who was key in the attacks, hear him say that, yes, the video provoked him to anger, and suddenly it's a taboo topic on Fox News Sunday.
The program is about to end... we're watching some old ma...
| Political Talk|| Fox panelist suspects World Cup is another Obama conspiracy - Rex on 6/27/14 at 2:24 pm|
this time created to distract from all the other Obama conspiracies:
[quote]I’m suspect. I’m suspect because here’s the thing: Why at a time when there are so many national issues and international issues of such prominence? I’m a little suspicious - yet another bread and circus routine. Let’s ro...
| O-T Lounge|| I'm giving up on Firefox - Rex on 6/23/14 at 3:43 pm|
Despite update after update after update, it's still a giant memory drain. Right now, Task Manager says it's taking up 425,000k of memory... and it keeps growing and growing while the browser gets slower and slower.
I want a new drug. One that won't make me sick.
| Help Board|| I object to being called a racist on this site - Rex on 6/22/14 at 10:15 am|
because I am not a racist nor have I ever posted anything racist here.
And I ask that anybody who labels me so be immediately permabanned.