| Political Talk|| Lerner has a well documented history of tyranny. - GumboPot on 5/23/13 at 8:58 pm|
SIAP, but I don't think there is any harm in reiterating this.
[quote]Under the direction of Lois Lerner, the Federal Election Commission undertook the largest enforcement action in its history when it sued the Christian Coalition for violating campaign laws.
During a deposition in that trial,...
| Political Talk|| Kathryn Ruemmler apparently kept the IRS news from Obama. - GumboPot on 5/22/13 at 10:09 am|
[quote]White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler was notified in late April that a Treasury Department inspector general’s audit of the IRS was nearing completion. The president, officials said, didn’t find out about any of it until May 10, when it became public.[/quote]
| Political Talk|| Democrat vote mining bill clears first hurdle. Re: Immigration. - GumboPot on 5/21/13 at 8:02 pm|
[link=(http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/21/18405058-immigration-bill-clears-hurdle-with-13-5-approval-by-senate-committee)]Immigration bill clears hurdle with 13-5 approval by Senate committee.[/link]
[quote]Three Republicans - Sens. Jeff Flake of Arizona, Lindsey Graham of South Caroli...
| Political Talk|| Interesting "quirk" in economic theory, re: ammunition. - GumboPot on 5/17/13 at 10:53 pm|
[link=(http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2013/05/17/184502784/why-is-there-an-ammunition-shortage-in-the-u-s?ft=1&f=1001)]Demand For Ammunition Is Up. Why Aren't Prices?[/link]
[quote]"Traditional economic theory doesn't really have room for fairness perceptions," Margaret Campbell, a marketing prof...
| Political Talk|| Do you support the Gang of 8's national ID card? - GumboPot on 5/13/13 at 8:17 pm|
Apparently contained in the Senate Gang of 8's immigration bill is buried a national ID card. You'll also need this ID card to get a job and the employer will be required to verify your U.S. ID registration.
Is this a case of government gone wild?
| Political Talk|| Looks like internet sales tax legislation will pass the senate today - GumboPot on 5/6/13 at 8:09 am|
[quote]The Marketplace Fairness Act (:rolleyes:), which easily cleared a set of procedural Senate votes in recent weeks, wouldn't technically impose any new taxes. Instead, it would give sta...
| Political Talk|| So, the end game for gay activist is to destroy marriage? - GumboPot on 5/1/13 at 7:35 pm|
“Fighting for gay marriage generally involves lying about what we’re going to do with marriage when we get there…because we lie that the institution of marriage is not going to change, and [b]that’s a lie[/b].”
“The institution of marriage is going to change, and I think it should chan...
| Political Talk|| Poll, Americans fear government more than terrorism. - GumboPot on 4/29/13 at 7:29 am|
[quote]A Fox News survey polling a random national sample of 619 registered voters the day after the bombing found despite the tragic event, those interviewed responded very differently than following 9/11.
For the first time since a similar question was asked in May 2001, more Americans answered...
| O-T Lounge|| Orcas tag along side of boat. - GumboPot on 4/28/13 at 12:09 pm|
Killer whales are so badass. ...
| Political Talk|| GDP Disappoints (2.5%A vs. 3.0A Expected), - GumboPot on 4/26/13 at 11:53 am|
[quote]Q1 Real GDP was released by the BEA this morning. It was a mixture of disappointment and good news (for retailers).
Real GDP grew by 2.5% (annualized), but analysts were expecting 3.0%. So, this was a swing and a miss. According to the BEA, “The acceleration in real GDP in the first quarte...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Loomis does not have a good history with UGA players in the 1st round. - GumboPot on 4/25/13 at 9:30 pm|
Charles Grant, not a bust had a decent career but definitively didn't live up to first round hype.
Johnathan "hot cakes" Sullivan. :lol: Bust.
With that kind of sour taste oin Loomis's mouth from past UGA players and Jarvis Jones' poor skills performance I can see why we shied away from Jones...
| More Sports Board|| DJ Hayden Life Threating Injury - GumboPot on 4/25/13 at 8:57 pm|
For anyone interested:[link=(http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/09/dj-hayden-injury-vein-hospital-houston-football_n_2095028.html)]LINK[/link]
| Political Talk|| How many jihadist bombings will it take for Obama to condemn jihad? - GumboPot on 4/23/13 at 10:10 pm|
He seems to avoid the root cause of these bombings and islamic extremism at all cost. How long can he hold out? ...
| Political Talk|| Support for gun control slips. - GumboPot on 4/22/13 at 7:24 pm|
[quote]Americans are more narrowly divided on the issue than in recent months, and backing for a bill has slipped below 50%, the poll finds. By 49%-45%, those surveyed favor Congress passing a new gun-control law. In an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll in early April, 55% had backed a stricter gun law, ...
| Political Talk|| US economy will increase by 3% by changing the GDP accounting rules. - GumboPot on 4/21/13 at 9:06 pm|
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The US economy will officially become 3...
| Political Talk|| Predict how congress will react to this Boston terrorist attack. - GumboPot on 4/19/13 at 11:26 am|
Some legislation will come of this. It's the pattern and it's based on geography. When a major incident occurs in the Northeast expect congress to act with legislation. For example, 911, Sandy and Newtown. Columbine, Fort Hood, and Katrina not so much. Okay, I take back Katrina but congress was ...
| Political Talk|| Advice to conservative candidates.. - GumboPot on 4/18/13 at 10:35 pm|
Stop speaking in terms of percentages. Use absolute numbers.
For example, when your liberal opponent claims catastrophic budget cuts just say, "no, increasing the budget from $3.6 Trillion to $3.8 Trillion is not a cut. At least not a cut on the planet I live on."
When was the last time y...
| Political Talk|| Reid short of votes on gun control - GumboPot on 4/16/13 at 9:09 am|
I was a little confused on last week's cloture vote on the senate floor to allow debate on gun control legislation. I was under the impression that last week's cloture vote was to allow debate on the Manchin-Toomey proposal. Apparently not. Last week was a cloture vote ONLY for debating gun contr...
| Political Talk|| Obama pays an effective federal income tax rate of 18.4%. - GumboPot on 4/12/13 at 2:58 pm|
That's probably lower than Buffet's secretary's tax rate and probably lower than many of the folks who work for him.
Should we anticipate media outrage a la Romney's taxes? :lol:...
| Political Talk|| Okay, this brought a tear to my eye. - GumboPot on 4/7/13 at 8:54 am|
:bow: :wah: :bow:...
| Political Talk|| Strange bedfellows: ACLU joins paranoid gun advocates against background checks. - GumboPot on 4/4/13 at 7:58 am|
[quote]"Unfortunately, we have seen in the past that the creation of these types of records leads sometimes to the creation of government databases and collections of personal information on all of us,” Calabrese warned. “That’s not an inevitable result, but we have seen that happen in the past, cer...
| Political Talk|| Do you remember the $840 Billion stimulus? - GumboPot on 4/3/13 at 9:38 am|
I was under the assumption that the stimulus was a one time deal. Well apparently through the baseline budgeting process the stimulus appears to be baked into every federal budget from 2009 to eternity. Note the chart of federal expenditures below:
| Political Talk|| Sports will be forever changed with anonymous bitcoin transactions. - GumboPot on 4/2/13 at 10:41 am|
Salary caps won't matter.
NCAA recruiting violations will only get more difficult to track.
It's going to get interesting....
| Political Talk|| Tom Woods interviews Erik Voorehees, Bitcoin explained. - GumboPot on 4/1/13 at 9:30 pm|
It's a really good interview. Answers a lot of questions.
Warning for the TL:DRers, it's a 30 minute interview. ...
| Political Talk|| Were Obama and Hillary bigots when they were against SSM? - GumboPot on 4/1/13 at 1:08 pm|
Just wondering. The term "bigot" seems to get thrown around recently a lot more in these SSM debates. That's purely an anecdotal observation. Could it be that since the two top dogs in the DNC have switched their stance on SSM that it is now easier for the left to label supporters of traditional m...
| Political Talk|| Do background checks infringe upon my right to bear arms? - GumboPot on 3/30/13 at 9:19 pm|
| Political Talk|| Gallup, BR 11th most religious city. - GumboPot on 3/29/13 at 11:39 pm|
Here are least religious cities:
| Political Talk|| Rush Limbaugh on gay marriage: “This issue is lost” - GumboPot on 3/28/13 at 8:10 pm|
First here are a few comments by Allahpundit over at hotair.com that I find poignant :
[quote]Rush claims the battle was lost when conservatives started modifying the word “marriage” (“traditional marriage,” “straight marriage”) to describe the institution rather than insisting that the word itse...
| Political Talk|| Has the internet furthered the causes of gun rights and SSM? - GumboPot on 3/28/13 at 8:02 am|
In terms of SSM, has the proliferation of porn contributed to the growing acceptance of SSM? I've seen the charts posted here of the growing acceptance of SSM and the thought occurred to me that there might be a correlation between the easy access of internet porn and the growing acceptance of SSM...
| O-T Lounge|| Garcinia Cambogia - GumboPot on 3/27/13 at 8:01 am|
Any of you Oters try [link=(http://goodfoodstoeattohelpyoulooseweight.com/diet/GarciniaCambogiaDiet/index.html)]this[/link]? If so how'd it work out for you?...