| Political Talk|| David Brooks TED talk; re: Easter? - GumboPot on 4/20/14 at 1:15 pm|
Heard this on satellite radio this morning. This is a TED talk by David Brooks. Although not intended as an Easter message, it certainly seems appropriate. It's only 5 minutes.
| Political Talk|| Obama’s CDC Promotes the Abortion of Black and Brown Children - GumboPot on 4/16/14 at 11:02 am|
[quote]The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is one of the federal partners managing this program and handing out the grant money. This is how CDC describes the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative:
[quote]The purpose of this program is to demonstrate the effectiveness of innovativ...
| Political Talk|| Rand Paul has the longest path to the GOP nomination IMO. - GumboPot on 4/14/14 at 8:49 pm|
I really like the guy too. His problem: he doesn't have GOP money men behind him. It's going to be very difficult to compete with $100 donations from weekly money bombs. Rand needs a couple of billionaire donors.
| Political Talk|| John Boehner’s primary opponent just hit him for ‘electile dysfunction.’ - GumboPot on 4/14/14 at 3:50 pm|
[quote]"Your electile dysfunction? It could be a question of blood flow. Sometimes, when a politician has been in D.C. too long, it goes to his head, and he just can't seem to get the job done," says the narrator of the video. The ad goes on: "Used on a daily basis, Winteregg in Congress will help y...
| Political Talk|| Look at this new US Navy bad boy. - GumboPot on 4/14/14 at 10:12 am|
[quote]The US Navy on Saturday christened the first of its newest class of destroyers – the more than $3 billion (£1.8 billion), 610-foot (186-metre)-long USS Zumwalt.
Named after the late Admiral Elmo “Bud” Zumwalt, the warship sports advanced technology and a stealthy shape designed to minimise...
| Political Talk|| Why are the Koch brothers driving Reid mad? - GumboPot on 4/11/14 at 9:04 pm|
Dude's losing it.
Why is Reid so obsessed with these guys? ...
| O-T Lounge|| MEs, power conversion question; re, steam boiler. - GumboPot on 3/29/14 at 9:55 am|
So I'm looking at the specs for [link=(http://ecomfort.com/PDF_files/Crown/crown_series_24_brochure.pdf)]this[/link] steam boiler and it is rated at 1,852,000 btu/hour (see page 8 model 24-12). The spec sheet shows that 1,852,000 btu/hour = 55.3 Hp.
However, when I go to this online unit conve...
| Political Talk|| Dems, when you hear Obama say "income inequality" do you turn up the volume? - GumboPot on 3/28/14 at 8:27 am|
Is "income inequality" the new socialist dog whistle for the 2014 midterms a la "war on women" for the 2012 election? ...
| Political Talk|| Should the US Government Promote Procreation in Ads? - GumboPot on 3/27/14 at 8:57 pm|
Denmark is. [link=(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrO3TfJc9Qw)]LINK[/link] :pimp: :pimp:...
| O-T Lounge|| 2014 BMW X5 - GumboPot on 3/27/14 at 8:39 pm|
[quote]Within this lofty SUV realm, all competitors start with certain fundamentals, the X5 and the Sport included. Both offer a base six-cylinder engine and the option of a V-8, efficient transmissions and all-wheel drive. The second-generation Sport has a supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine good for...
| Political Talk|| Why does Turkey want to start a war with Syria? - GumboPot on 3/27/14 at 1:27 pm|
As blogged by ZH:
A youtube video "purports to be a conversation between key Turkish military and political leaders discussing what appears to be a false flag attack to launch war with Syria."
| Political Talk|| Chris Christie interview; IMO as POTUS CO pot users likely to get prosecuted. - GumboPot on 3/27/14 at 11:48 am|
[quote]"I don't believe that legalizing an illegal drug for purposes of governmental profit is something that we should be doing. I believe that this is a gateway drug into other more serious drugs, I think it sends a wrong message to our kids and I don't think it makes anybody a better or more prod...
| Political Talk|| Some Obamacare Truths Here - GumboPot on 3/27/14 at 10:02 am|
[quote]The main point of the Obamacare website is to encourage people other than me to get a government subsidy. There's also a section helping you register to vote. You just can't see the insurance plans. (Guess which one you need a government ID for?)
With zero help from the Obamacare website,...
| Political Talk|| Right Wing Pundit Michelle Malkin: "My trip to the pot shop." - GumboPot on 3/26/14 at 12:36 pm|
This is a nice story about how more freedom is helping people out. Pretty short too.
| Political Talk|| Is Water Vapor a Greenhouse Gas? If not what are the implications? - GumboPot on 3/25/14 at 9:53 am|
This is a spin off global warming thread from several GW threads that populate the poli board on a regular basis.
So I was thinking, in none of these GW threads the term Greenhouse effect has never been defined. I mean the entire bases of GW/AGW theory is based on the definition of the Greenh...
| Tiger Rant|| What adjustments did SMU make at the half? - GumboPot on 3/24/14 at 9:57 pm|
I sitting here watching the game and totally different SMU team entered the second half. I have no clue how SMU flipped the game around. :wtf: ...
| Political Talk|| What happened with Syria? - GumboPot on 3/20/14 at 11:58 pm|
Remember when Assad crossed the "redline" and we reneged on our promise for some ambiguous action and subsequently we did nothing militarily?
Where do we stand with Syria now? Is everything kosher?...
| O-T Lounge|| Islamic Human Slaughterhouses For Christians Discovered - GumboPot on 3/20/14 at 10:59 pm|
[quote]Saif Al-Adlubi told the story when the Egyptian butcher would examine the row of people who were waiting their execution. Al-Adlubi witnessed at least two Armenians who were waiting their turn to be slaughtered since no one paid their ransom, the sum of $100,000 each.
“He grabbed the neck ...
| Political Talk|| Jay Carney receives questions before daily press briefing. - GumboPot on 3/20/14 at 9:56 am|
So orchestrated. :casty:
| Political Talk|| Kansas, Arizona win proof-of-citizenship requirement in voting suit. - GumboPot on 3/19/14 at 8:45 pm|
[quote]A federal judge has ruled that Kansas and Arizona should be allowed to require voters to provide evidence of U.S. citizenship, in a case closely watched by both sides dealing with the question of voter eligibility.
U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren in Wichita, Kan., ruled that the U.S. Elec...
| Political Talk|| SCOTUS will hear Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. next week. - GumboPot on 3/19/14 at 5:37 pm|
I'm reading a little chatter here and there that the chances of Hobby Lobby getting a favorable ruling are pretty good. The likely ruling will be 5-4, you know the make-up.
My question is how c...
| Political Talk|| Laboratory of Ideas; Vermont tries single payer healthcare. - GumboPot on 3/18/14 at 2:09 pm|
[quote] In 2011, while the rest of America argued the merits of the president’s Affordable Care Act, Vermont jumped the progressive curve, promising to launch the nation’s first health single-payer system, in which state government...
| Political Talk|| 90% agree. Minimalist gun control legislation is warranted. - GumboPot on 3/18/14 at 8:03 am|
[link=(http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/13/background-checks-poll_n_3070954.html)]Like universal background checks.[/link]
However I'm :confused:
I'm confused because every time the issue of gun control is brought to the table our representatives run away from it like it was yesterday.
| Political Talk|| Venice Looks to Secede from Italy - GumboPot on 3/17/14 at 3:30 pm|
[quote]Rome (AFP) - Italians in Venice and its surrounding region are voting this week on whether to break away from the rest of the country and form their own state.[/quote]
[quote]We no longer want to be part of a country that has gone to the wall. Nothing works anymore," party coordinator Ni...
| Political Talk|| Is the DNC recruiting Libertarian candidates to defeat Republicans? - GumboPot on 3/16/14 at 7:40 pm|
It seemed to work in the 2012 Virginia Governor's Race:
McAuliffe (D) - 48.0
Cuccinelli (R) - 45.5
Sarvis (L) - 6.6
Not so much in the Florida 13 Congressional Race:
Jolly (R) - 48.4
Sink (D) - 46.8
Overby (L) - 4.8
In most elections there's no way that a Libertarian vote is getting anyw...
| Political Talk|| Wyoming welder faces $75K a day in EPA fines for building pond on his property. - GumboPot on 3/15/14 at 10:20 pm|
:angry: :angry: :angry:
| O-T Lounge|| Any of you OT ballers drink CLIX? - GumboPot on 3/14/14 at 9:53 pm|
Distilled 159 times.
Pretty expensive for a vodka; $300 per.
| Political Talk|| How are federal minimum wage laws constitutional? - GumboPot on 3/13/14 at 6:26 pm|
I really don't know. The constitution says nothing about minimum wages so how does the federal government have the power to enforce them? :confused:...
| Political Talk|| ‘Shut Up Your Mouth, Obama’ - GumboPot on 3/12/14 at 2:15 pm|
[link=(http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/03/12/shut-up-your-mouth-obama-egyptian-womans-rant-goes-so-viral-it-even-has-a-t-shirt/)]Egyptian Woman’s Rant Goes So Viral It Even Has a T-Shirt[/link]
Be sure to click on the YouTube remix at the bottom of the article. :lol:...
| SEC Rant|| Why no love for Connor Shaw on NFL mock draft sites. - GumboPot on 3/12/14 at 8:34 am|
Sure he doesn't have the typical NFL measurable. But f' that. The dudes a baller.
Whatever team snags this guy will be getting a play maker and winner. As a Saints fan, I really hope Sean Payton grabs him in the 5th or 6th round. He would be an awesome replacement for Drew in 3 to 4 years. ...