| Political Talk|| NYT: Obama Treasury Dept. knew of IRS targeting during election year - Politiceaux on 5/17/13 at 2:12 pm|
[quote] WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department’s inspector general told senior Treasury officials in June 2012 he was investigating allegations that the Internal Revenue Service had targeted conservative groups, disclosing for the first time on Friday that Obama administration officials were aware of ...
| Political Talk|| Report: AP didn't endanger security; phone records possible retribution - Politiceaux on 5/17/13 at 1:28 pm|
[quote]For five days, reporters at the Associated Press had been sitting on a big scoop about a foiled al-Qaeda plot at the request of CIA officials. Then, in a hastily scheduled Monday morning meeting, the journalists were asked by agency officials to hold off on publishing the story for just one m...
| Political Talk|| Report: IRS deliberately chose not to reveal targeting ahead of 2012 elections - Politiceaux on 5/17/13 at 12:45 pm|
[quote]NBC's Lisa Myers reported this morning that the IRS deliberately chose not to reveal that it had wrongly targeted conservative groups until after the 2012 presidential election:[/quote]Non-political appointees gonna civil serve.
[quote]The IRS commissioner "has known for at least a year t...
| Political Talk|| The liberal union behind the IRS - Politiceaux on 5/17/13 at 12:39 pm|
In which Jeffrey Lord picks apart the claim that civil servants are somehow non-partisan.
[quote] It’s about a union: the National Treasury Employees Union. The NTEU. A left-wing union representing [b]150,000 employees in 31 separate government agencies, including the IRS.[/b] [b]A union that...
| Political Talk|| IRS Acting Director Miller Live Testimony - Politiceaux on 5/17/13 at 8:26 am|
Just claimed that this was non-partisan again. Just a process mistake. Non-ideological. Learned our lesson, let's move on.
| Political Talk|| How will Obama work to prevent IRS scandal from happening again? - Politiceaux on 5/16/13 at 12:49 pm|
It's an independent agency over which he has no control, correct?...
| Political Talk|| The IRS only has two political appointees - Politiceaux on 5/16/13 at 9:16 am|
The rest are disinterested workers who simply perform their assigned tasks.
[quote]Federal officials used the power of the state to intimidate and harass critics of President Obama and the federal government. When the higher levels of the Internal Revenue Service learned that one office was inapp...
| Political Talk|| IRS faces class action lawsuit over theft of 60 million medical records - Politiceaux on 5/15/13 at 9:33 am|
[quote]The Internal Revenue Service is now facing a class action lawsuit over allegations that it improperly accessed and stole the health records of some 10 million Americans, including medical records of all California state judges.
According to a report by Courthousenews.com, an unnamed HIPAA-co...
| Political Talk|| Audits did what they were designed to do - Politiceaux on 5/15/13 at 9:15 am|
[quote]Billionaire businessman Frank VanderSloot, a major Mitt Romney super PAC donor who was subjected to three federal agency audits after being slimed by the Obama campaign, says he isn’t the only one of his peers who was audited after donating to Romney.
VanderSloot, who was also national co-...
| Political Talk|| IRS: Give us names of High School & College Students - Politiceaux on 5/15/13 at 8:21 am|
[quote]Document: IRS ordered conservative educational group to turn over a list of high school and college students it trained[/quote]
[quote]When a Tennessee lawyer asked the IRS for tax-exempt status for a mentoring group that trained high school and college students about conservative politica...
| Political Talk|| (obviously non-political, low-level) Questions the IRS asked TEA Party groups - Politiceaux on 5/11/13 at 8:45 am|
| Political Talk|| Obama Donors: Nixing Keystone "comparable" to importance of ending slavery - Politiceaux on 5/10/13 at 3:44 pm|
[quote]“He made one of the most important decisions of his presidency and for our nation when he decided that he would fight for the 13th Amendment to end slavery even if it took every ounce of his political capital.”
“Your decision on Keystone may not be so weighty, [b]but we believe it holds a...
| Food and Drink Board|| WFDT? - Politiceaux on 5/1/13 at 5:22 pm|
Braised beef short ribs, mashed yukon golds and the braising gravy, Sister Schubert's, J. Lohr cab. ...
| Political Talk|| Iranian slashes Rabbi while yelling Allah-u-Akbar; Motive unclear - Politiceaux on 4/25/13 at 12:32 pm|
[quote]An escapee from a psychiatric institution slashed a rabbi and his son with a box-cutter on Tuesday, prompting witnesses to tackle and subdue the attacker after a chase through a Paris synagogue, officials said.[/quote][quote]The assailant was of Iranian origin, and an official investigation w...
| Political Talk|| Barbara Norton doing a bang up job in Health & Welfate Cmte. - Politiceaux on 4/24/13 at 10:13 am|
Check out one of Louisiana's prominent Democrats defending Obamacare and medicaid expansion live. ...
| Food and Drink Board|| Chef's knife advice needed - Politiceaux on 4/22/13 at 1:39 pm|
I think I've got it narrowed down to these two:
[link=(http://www.amazon.com/Wusthof-Classic-8-Inch-Hollow-Ground/dp/B001RNP8MO/ref=sr_1_19?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1366655113&sr=1-19&keywords=chef+knife)]Wusthof Classic Ikon 8-Inch Hollow Ground Cooks Knife[/link]
| Political Talk|| Re: Media speculation of right-wing terrorism, why it irks many - Politiceaux on 4/19/13 at 4:24 pm|
There have been several on the left who have chastised those on the right who have gotten defensive about liberals in the media blaming or speculating that the Boston bombing was instigated by conservatives of some sort. To be fair, some on the right have gone a bit far in defensive posture and most...
| Political Talk|| Is it possible to parody the New York Times? - Politiceaux on 4/19/13 at 2:28 pm|
| Food and Drink Board|| WFDT? - Politiceaux on 4/18/13 at 5:09 pm|
Spaghetti and meatballs, garlic bread, Mollydooker The Boxer...
| Food and Drink Board|| Providenciales, Turks & Caicos - Great Caribbean destination for food lovers - Politiceaux on 4/9/13 at 5:51 pm|
My wife and I got married a few weeks ago and had a fantastic honeymoon at Grace Bay Beach on the island of Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos chain. One of the reasons we picked it, aside from it having one of the highest rated beaches in the world and not being filled with mega-resorts, was du...
| LSU Ticket Exchange|| Need 2 for Friday and/or Saturday and/or Sunday LSU v UK - Politiceaux on 4/4/13 at 1:52 pm|
| Political Talk|| Cassidy is in - Politiceaux on 4/2/13 at 12:23 pm|
Will Flemming be next?
[quote]Cassidy running for US Senate in 2014
Last Modified: Tuesday, April 02, 2013 12:01 PM
BATON ROUGE (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy is running for the Senate next year, seeking to keep Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu from a fourth term.
Cassidy, a ...
| O-T Lounge|| Another Day, Another Carnival Ship Dream Vacation - Politiceaux on 3/14/13 at 9:51 am|
[quote](CNN) -- A Caribbean cruise aboard the Carnival Dream became a nightmare for some passengers, a month after a fire crippled another Carnival ship in the Gulf of Mexico.
Several Dream passengers contacted CNN, telling stories of power outages and overflowing toilets, all while docked in por...
| Political Talk|| Serious Question re: Sequester (Jimmy Kimmel) - Politiceaux on 3/14/13 at 9:08 am|
Should Obama have pardoned the sequester and sent it to Portugal?
| SEC Rant|| Regarding Arkansas' slow baseball start - Politiceaux on 3/3/13 at 4:18 pm|
I can certainly see the appeal of laughing at Arkansas as a result of their uber-concentrated form of playing internet, especially considering the preseason ranking. I do ask that everyone not feel as if their season is already over due to their 7-5 start and four game skid.
While the Hogs had a...
| Political Talk|| Rep. Maxine Waters: 170 Million Jobs Could Be Lost Due to Sequestration - Politiceaux on 2/28/13 at 1:59 pm|
[quote]As of January 2013, there were 143,322,000 jobs in America – plus the uniform military.
But according to Rep. Maxine Waters, over 170 million could lose their jobs if the sequester cuts happen.[/quote]
| Political Talk|| Teachers' Unions Rejoice! John Bel Edwards Announces for Governor - Politiceaux on 2/20/13 at 1:08 pm|
[quote]Democratic Rep. John Bel Edwards of Amite will run for governor in 2015. The Democratic Legislative Caucus leader confirmed his plans to run while a guest of The Jim Engster Show on 89.3FM WRFK this morning. You can check out a podcast of this morning's radio show here. Read Daily Report PM f...
| SEC Rant|| Opening Day Attendance? - Politiceaux on 2/15/13 at 9:58 pm|
9,746 Actual (disappointing)
How did everyone fare?
| LSU Ticket Exchange|| WTB - 2 for Friday Night Maryland Game - Grandstand preferred - Politiceaux on 2/15/13 at 11:01 am|
| Food and Drink Board|| WFDT? Lundi Gras Edition - Politiceaux on 2/11/13 at 5:15 pm|
Chicken and sausage gumbo made with Rabideaux's sausage, garlic bread and potato salad.