| O-T Lounge|| Why do men keep putting me in the girlfriend-zone? - Bayou Sam on 5/21/13 at 2:33 pm|
nice reversal: http://literaryreference.tumblr.com/post/50677204942/why-do-men-keep-putting-me-in-the-girlfriend-zone
[quote]You know how it is, right, ladies? You know a guy for a while. You hang out with him. You do fun things with him—play video games, watch movies, go hiking, go to concerts....
| Political Talk|| More CO2 in atmosphere now than in last 3 million years - Bayou Sam on 5/11/13 at 11:02 am|
[quote]The proportion of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is set to break 400 parts per million this month, levels not seen in 3 million years, according to one of the best climate records available.[/quote]
| Political Talk|| Chomsky-Foucault debate now online - Bayou Sam on 5/10/13 at 8:43 am|
in full. I know Chomsky usually attracts some attention in threads so I thought this might be interesting to some of you:
Personally I don't think either "wins." ...
| Political Talk|| Elbert Guillory (D-Opelousas) on Jindal's creationist bill and witchcraft - Bayou Sam on 5/5/13 at 7:44 pm|
[quote] Sen. Elbert Guillory, D-Opelousas, said he had reservations with repealing the act after a spiritual healer correctly diagnosed a specific medical ailment he had. He said he thought repealing the act could "lock the door on being able to view ideas from many places, concepts from many cul...
| Political Talk|| 90 % debt threshold based on excel error? - Bayou Sam on 4/16/13 at 12:16 pm|
Sorry on mobile andcant chat but this is too funny
This is important for austerity arguments. Bad week for the tin foil hat crowd...first gold now this....
| Movie/TV Board|| Did anyone see Holy Motors? - Bayou Sam on 3/9/13 at 2:32 pm|
I thought it was good fun and thought-provoking, although it's the kind of movie that I'm sure attracts a lot of hatred....
| Political Talk|| Abortion in France - Bayou Sam on 3/7/13 at 9:13 pm|
I know people for some unaccountable reason think it's evil to compare US policy and law to other nations, but French abortion law seems eminently sensible to me (and, interesting, it's quite similar, though not as strict, to the new Arkansas abortion law--in fact the latter is what made me think of...
| Movie/TV Board|| Great samurai movies? - Bayou Sam on 3/3/13 at 4:47 pm|
I'm looking for new recommendations. Here's my list:
Throne of Blood
Sword of Doom
The 47 Ronin
Obviously stuffed with Kurosawa. But what am I missing?...
| Political Talk|| Worst recovery in a century - Bayou Sam on 1/25/13 at 3:13 pm|
And with a deficit hawk at the helm, no less:
[quote]Britain could be on course for its third recession in four years after the economy shrank 0.3% in the last three months of 2012.
The figures were worse than expected and could put pressure on the government to consider a "plan B" that would ...
| O-T Lounge|| Runner's knee - Bayou Sam on 1/11/13 at 5:23 pm|
Any advice on what to do about this? Happened about a week and a half ago. Knee is stiff and cracking, and I'm worried about damaging it further. But I don't want to get fat. ...
| Political Talk|| Are Republicans the true Marxists? - Bayou Sam on 11/16/12 at 10:34 am|
[quote]Good grief. In a phone call to donors, Mitt Romney explained his defeat by referring to the “free stuff” that Democrats give their constituencies. He said that Obama’s strategy was to “give them ex...
| Political Talk|| The Obama phone - Bayou Sam on 11/8/12 at 6:47 pm|
A program started by Reagan, its current incarnation was established by G W Bush in 2008.
| Political Talk|| Obama's favorite books vs Romney - Bayou Sam on 11/7/12 at 1:23 pm|
1. Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
2. Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
3. William Shakespeare’s Tragedies
4. Parting the Waters by Taylor Branch
5. Gilead by Marilynne Robin...
| Political Talk|| Elections aren't magical; pollsters aren't liberal wizards - Bayou Sam on 11/7/12 at 10:14 am|
2008 and 2012 results mirror-images in Louisiana:
The level of one's disgust, hatred, paranoia, obsession, and whatever with the president has no objective correlative with the number of votes cast.
The pollsters were rig...
| Political Talk|| Romney would've been a decent president - Bayou Sam on 11/7/12 at 12:04 am|
Seriously though, good fight. Your delusions were pathetic. JC and the rest, hopefully you will go down as the incredible hacks you always were, but for the other, more noble libertarians and republicans who are somewhat sensible, let's hope Obama doesn't go partisan hack this time around and actual...
| Political Talk|| D+ sampling: my non-scientific hypothesis / hunch - Bayou Sam on 10/31/12 at 11:12 am|
My first assumption is that polling organization should just poll people, and not adjust their polls post-poll to reflect what they think "should be" the correct party distribution. This seems obvious to me.
Ok, now why more democrats than republicans?
Given how many conservatives became disg...
| Political Talk|| Gallup editor devastates right-wing conspiracy theories - Bayou Sam on 10/28/12 at 11:54 am|
on polling methodology. You should've seen this coming since the arguments made no sense in the first place.
[quote]Now if a given poll in Ohio in this election shows Obama with a 10-percentage-point lead, one...
| Political Talk|| # Muslim Rage -- it's sweeping twitter! - Bayou Sam on 9/18/12 at 8:04 am|
Look at these barbarians and the Muhammadan pow-wows it just disgusts me rawr why does Obama love these infidels seething with hatred of us!!!!11!
[quote]Check out these violent, angry Egyptians:[/quote]
| Political Talk|| How is the stricture against Muhammad's image not idolatry? - Bayou Sam on 9/14/12 at 10:23 am|
Seems to make the prophet into God, by transferred the decalogue's prohibition against images to a man. Any experts on Islam know the answer?
Please pollute another thread with your irrational hatred for Muslim, tia....
| Political Talk|| Are people any less superstitious? - Bayou Sam on 9/13/12 at 9:14 am|
This question is prompted in light of the recent events in the middle east. Muslims pride themselves in having a religion radically set against idolatry / superstition--in other words, a rationalized religion.
But putting aside that claim, have people [i]ever[/i] become less superstitious than th...
| Political Talk|| So is it possible that Mario Draghi has saved Obama? - Bayou Sam on 9/7/12 at 9:17 am|
That is, if he isn't talking out of his ass. If the ECB acts forcefully, that could eliminate a lot of uncertainty, giving the economy momentum heading into November.
It's people's impression of the economy that counts, after all. If they think it's heading in a good direction, that's good for Ob...
| Political Talk|| Whence public debt? - Bayou Sam on 9/6/12 at 9:11 am|
Why did the CBO projections of surplus never materialize?
Some commentators blame major legislation adopted [quote]in 2008-2010 — the stimulus bill and other recovery measures and ...
| Political Talk|| Same evil liberal who fact-checked Ryan fact-checks Clinton - Bayou Sam on 9/6/12 at 8:37 am|
| Tiger Rant|| Something to be proud of -- LSU Athletic Program to support academics - Bayou Sam on 9/5/12 at 11:56 am|
[quote]LSU may have found a unique and innovative way of pitting it's powerhouse football team against the state financial budget crunch that has hit the school in recent years.
The LSU Board of Supervisors will considered a policy to tie the financial success of the athletic department to the sc...
| Political Talk|| How hard is this to understand? - Bayou Sam on 8/30/12 at 9:35 am|
If you want to cut the deficit, you need to do a combination of things. Moreover, everyone agrees you can't do these things all at once without dealing a disastrous blow to the economy. Even Ryan's plan, even if it were not totally improbable, wouldn't balance the budget for a while.
-- You need...
| Political Talk|| Rand Paul is a great politician - Bayou Sam on 8/29/12 at 6:55 pm|
--Knocked Obama regarding the "you didn't build that" without lying about what Obama actually said.
--Stuck to the constitutional principles argument. Actually knew what he was talking about. Do you think Palin had to look up James Madison on her smart phone?
--Embraced Reagan's rhetoric but n...
| Fantasy Sports Board|| Go for the kill this year or look to the future? - Bayou Sam on 8/27/12 at 8:42 am|
So I'm in a keeper league, where you can keep 2 players if you sacrifice the round above which they were drafted.
I won my league last year, so I have tenth pick. In my position I have three excellent keepers.
C Johnson -- lose rd 1
A Foster -- lose rd 3
J Graham -- lose rd 5
| Tiger Rant|| The DBU contract - Bayou Sam on 8/5/12 at 3:11 pm|
[quote]Today, DB coach Corey Raymond kept referring to the “contract” when addressing the DBs. We learned that Tyrann Mathieu made every DB sign a contract for representing DBU. That is a badge of honor these guys clearly take seriously. Expect great things from a supremely talented group.[/quote]
| Movie/TV Board|| Borgia: should I keep going? - Bayou Sam on 6/27/12 at 10:33 am|
For those who've watched, is the rest of the show so full of bad writing and acting as the first episode? Should I just quit now?
The subject matter is sort of my thing, so I can handle adversity, but is it worth it?
| Movie/TV Board|| Wowyhi: Ingmar Bergman edition - Bayou Sam on 6/27/12 at 9:48 am|