| Political Talk|| Obama Care Legacy - TheFinalWord on 11/11/13 at 10:34 am|
The Affordable Healthcare Act will be known as "HCA" in the year 2020 and beyond. It will be as much of an accepted entitlement program as Social Security. Sure it will be amended from time to time, but it will be an embedded part of the government.
| Political Talk|| Face saving move for Republicans - TheFinalWord on 10/10/13 at 11:33 am|
The Tea Party led the Republicans on a path with no end game. Now The Affordable Healthcare Act will proceed and Obama will concede the Republicans some minor budget-cutting measures....
| Political Talk|| The Bottom Line! - TheFinalWord on 10/5/13 at 12:03 pm|
I have not been on this site for a while, so all of my thoughts may have already been discussed. But here they are:
(1) Legislation was meant to be implemented through Congressional approval (voting), the President's signature, and confirmation of constitutionality if necessary.
(2) Polling of...
| Political Talk|| Real reasons for "Philisophical" differences - TheFinalWord on 2/12/13 at 11:25 am|
Very few people actually have philisophical differences regarding non-social governmental polices (economics, foreign policy, etc.). Maybe a few academic types who have done studies and other research.
The politicians running for office purport to have philisophical differences, but they are actual...
| Political Talk|| A little late---but for "Word" doubters: - TheFinalWord on 12/20/12 at 10:05 am|
[quote]Simple technical formula for Romney loss - with 2+ months to go (Posted on 8/22/12 at 10:15 a.m.)
The national polls now show Obama with a slight lead, and each candidate narrowly leads certain battleground...
| Political Talk|| Sour Grapes: Romney, Republicans, Fox, Poli Board - TheFinalWord on 11/15/12 at 9:30 am|
And just like sour grapes do, it is all making me ill.
| Political Talk|| MSNBC beats Fox - TheFinalWord on 11/12/12 at 9:26 am|
| Political Talk|| To the numerous meltdowns: - TheFinalWord on 11/9/12 at 10:44 am|
It's simply sour grapes!
I hate to use a basic football analogy---but this is primarily a sports site.
"Obama didn't win, Romney beat himself". That's the cry on this board.
The rules were well known in advance, and Obama won fair and square. He won the electorol and the popular vote. A win is a ...
| Political Talk|| Sporting News Odds on Election - TheFinalWord on 10/5/12 at 11:42 am|
Obama is the equivalent of a football 10-point favorite in the election. Prior to the debate he was a 14-point favorite.
| Political Talk|| On the Record: Does anyone believe that the election - TheFinalWord on 9/20/12 at 9:39 am|
will have a spread greater than 4 points---one way or the other? I would like to know the rationale of such, if anyone steps up.
| Political Talk|| Simple technical formula for Romney loss - with 2+ months to go - TheFinalWord on 8/22/12 at 10:15 am|
The national polls now show Obama with a slight lead, and each candidate narrowly leads certain battleground states.
The Conventions will offset each other.
The economy and gas prices will stay the same or slightly go one way or the other.
Romney's highest negative rating ever of 44% will at leas...
| Political Talk|| Why not keep lower taxes for some now - TheFinalWord on 7/10/12 at 11:05 am|
Why not lower taxes (extend cuts) for those making an annual income under $250,000 now, and fight out the "over $250,000" people later?
All of the electorate wants low taxes for the lower income tax payers---regardless of how they feel about the higher income tax payers. Why punish one group becaus...
| Political Talk|| North Carolina thinks Obama is smarter than Romney - TheFinalWord on 7/4/12 at 3:14 pm|
Romney is slightly leading in North Carolina, even though the majority of people there feel that Obama is smarter, a better leader, more compassionate and more inspiring than is ...
| Political Talk|| Obama lowers Drone standards - TheFinalWord on 6/21/12 at 10:58 am|
President Obama, who initially was opposed to drone attacks on partially verified targets, lowered these standards in order to kill Bin Laden and Awlaki. The resul...
| Political Talk|| Voter Registration drives are non-partisan? - TheFinalWord on 4/15/12 at 10:41 am|
If you get an official certification to register voters in the state of Florida, you must conduct your activities in a non partisan manner. You cannot coach or mention in any way Party affiliation instructions. However, it is not against the rules to wear an "Obama" or "Romney" shirt while you are c...
| O-T Lounge|| Don't attend Church ? - People currently on this Board part of the majority - TheFinalWord on 4/15/12 at 10:21 am|
[quote]20.5% of Americans “frequently” attended church in 1995
· 19% of Americans “frequently” attended church in 1999
· 18.0% of Americans “frequently” attended in church in 2002
Now, by extrapolating th...
| Political Talk|| Why are you "Black", if you are mixed? - TheFinalWord on 3/24/12 at 10:19 am|
President Obama is half black and half white, but he is considered to be the first Afro American president. Nobody says anything about his white heritage.
A person is considered to be "Black", even if they are 1/8 black and 7/8 white.
I know that this goes back to the time of slavery, but what is ...
| Political Talk|| James Carville about Obama Care, on CNN - TheFinalWord on 3/24/12 at 9:42 am|
James Carville just stated on CNN that the Supreme Court decision on Obama Care will most likely be a vote based on politics---not based on law books. He said that this would particularly be the case on the most important aspects of the law (mandatory insurance).
Unfortunately, I believe that James...
| Political Talk|| Is "Stand your Ground" law fair? - TheFinalWord on 3/22/12 at 10:51 am|
Florida is one of 22 states (including Louisiana) that have implemented a "Stand your Ground" law. The law makes it legal to shoot someone, if you have reasonable suspicion that the person is going to harm you. The suspi...
| Political Talk|| Life after Death - more evidence for or against? - TheFinalWord on 3/20/12 at 11:29 am|
[quote]What happens when we die?
“There is nothing more important, as critical, as significant and vital as accepting that communicating with afterlife entities is the greatest discovery in human history.” [/quote]
| Political Talk|| Israel thinks it can stop Iran - TheFinalWord on 3/20/12 at 11:03 am|
[quote]•If it acts soon, Israel has the capacity to set the Iranian nuclear program back by five years.
•There is a significant probability that a successful attack ...
| Political Talk|| Iran cut off by SWIFT - TheFinalWord on 3/15/12 at 11:47 am|
SWIFT handles nearly all monetary transactions in Europe and the Mideast. Iran depends on the Exchange for its oil revenue payments.
What will Iran do in retaliation? They have threatened in the past to close the Strait o...
| Political Talk|| Who will Romney choose as his running mate? - TheFinalWord on 3/15/12 at 10:00 am|
Romney apparently does not share President Obama's philosophy of "embracing your opponent", like Obama did when he first asked Hillary Clinton to be his running mate.
| Political Talk|| Current Projected Electoral College Count - TheFinalWord on 3/9/12 at 8:54 am|
Obama is the favorite. The current projection is Obama with 241 electoral votes, the Republican with 191 electoral votes, and 100 votes deemed as "tossup".
And that's before the economy improves even more, the Republicans bash each other for another 5 months, Obama starts spending his money(ad...
| SEC Rant|| Following Freshmen 3-Stars in Spring Practice - TheFinalWord on 3/7/12 at 9:41 am|
Does anyone have information about the performance of incoming freshmen 3-stars, in your respective school's spring practice? Of course each school only has a few such players, and spring practice has just begun.
But LSU's Ronnie Feist pancaked Kenny Hilliard, in a "Big Cat" drill.
| Political Talk|| What we learned from Super Tuesday - TheFinalWord on 3/7/12 at 8:59 am|
[quote](1) REPUBLICANS AREN'T HOT ON ANYONE
It's almost like a bad version of Goldilocks. Nobody is just right.[/quote]
[quote](2) GINGRICH ISN'T DEAD
But that doesn't mean he can fully come back a third time.[/...
| Political Talk|| Are there any Moderate or "Slightly Left of Moderate" Posters on this Board? - TheFinalWord on 3/6/12 at 3:26 pm|
It seems like there are a ton of conservative and ultra-conservative Posters on the Poli Board, and a few liberals. This isn't anywhere close to an accurate representation of the electorate. A noticeable slant is reflected, with a few faint dissenters.
Can anyone name some Moderate Posters?
| Political Talk|| Economy steadily improving---on many fronts. - TheFinalWord on 3/1/12 at 8:07 am|
Unemployment applications are reported to be at a 4-year low.
[quote]Applications have fallen steadily since October. The average has declined 14.6 percent since then. When applications drop consistently below 375,0...
| Political Talk|| Durable Goods orders drop is a fluke---Economy trending upward - TheFinalWord on 2/28/12 at 9:56 am|
[quote]Economists attributed much of the decline in January to the end of the tax credit. They noted that demand for core capital goods hit an all-time high in December as most companies raced to qualify for the tax cred...
| Political Talk|| Georgia Legislator seeking to ban vasectomies---does she have a point? - TheFinalWord on 2/24/12 at 9:13 am|
What is the difference between male contraception and female contraception (Philosophically)? A sperm cell is just as close to being an embryo as is an egg. Is the status quo just another example of ...