| Political Talk|| Calvin Coolidge made ~70% more executive orders - Bayou Sam on 7/31/14 at 12:57 am|
than Barack Obama. Calvin fricking Coolidge. Just saying.
| Political Talk|| The myth of the Caliphate - Bayou Sam on 7/10/14 at 1:06 pm|
Nice article in Al-Jazeera: http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2014/07/myth-caliphate-islamic-state-20147912425476113.html
[quote]Caliph or Khalifa in Arabic, is used in Islamic tradition to connote theological successors to prophets. According to Sunni Muslims, the prophet of Islam had fou...
| Political Talk|| Review of N. Wade's book on race - Bayou Sam on 5/9/14 at 9:09 am|
[link=(http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2014/05/troublesome_inheritance_critique_nicholas_wade_s_dated_assumptions_about.single.html)]This[/link] is a review of the book Charles Murray famously (in some circles) and notoriously (in others) reviewed in the WSJ. The author is a...
| Political Talk|| Cajun dude on npr - Bayou Sam on 2/25/14 at 8:48 am|
Did anyone else just hear that old bruh named Beau (or Bo) Broussard on NPR say that he didn't vote for Obama in 2008 and won't vote for Mary Landrieu because "he don't vote for black people, lady. I was raised that they have their place and I have mine"??
| Movie/TV Board|| Moses Farrow: of course Allen did not rape my sister - Bayou Sam on 2/5/14 at 2:29 pm|
[quote] ... Moses Farrow is speaking out to defend Allen—and accuse their mother, Mia Farrow, of poisoning the children against their father. "My mother drummed i...
| Fantasy Sports Board|| Ben Tate or Andre Brown? - Bayou Sam on 12/12/13 at 8:28 pm|
Non-ppr. Brown at Seahawks, Tate at Colts. Not sure if I can trust Tate but the match-ups are clear....
| Fantasy Sports Board|| Trade thoughts redux? - Bayou Sam on 10/21/13 at 10:13 pm|
| Fantasy Sports Board|| Brandon Marshall trade - Bayou Sam on 10/21/13 at 11:05 am|
I'm going to propose trading Marshall to this guy in my league who has three top running backs and is struggling a bit at WR. The RB position for me has been a total disaster--T-rich, David Wilson, Lamar Miller, L Bell.
So he has Reggie Bush, McCoy, and Forte. What would be your ranking on these?...
| Music Board|| Classical music fans: schoenberg? - Bayou Sam on 10/11/13 at 11:54 am|
Anyone have any particular recommendations for recordings of Schoenberg? ...
| Fantasy Sports Board|| Edelman or tavon austin? WR3? - Bayou Sam on 9/22/13 at 11:42 am|
Who would you start? Thinking Dal-STL will be a blowout, and TB's attention will be all one Edelman without Gronk. ...
| Fantasy Sports Board|| dropping bryce brown - Bayou Sam on 9/17/13 at 9:11 am|
Is it to dangerous to drop Bryce Brown at this point, for say Pierce or Fred Jackson? My league has this weird rule that you can only roster four RBs. Yes, it's dumb. ...
| Political Talk|| New Pew poll: Muslim opinion on extremists - Bayou Sam on 9/10/13 at 5:19 pm|
Another interesting fact: 40% of Lebanese Christians hold a favorable view of Hezbollah. 6% of Sunni Muslims hold a similar view (no surprise there).
| Fantasy Sports Board|| ESPN draft problem - Bayou Sam on 8/26/13 at 3:53 pm|
Does anyone know how to fix keepers in an ESPN-hosted draft? My commish can't figure it out, and I have no way of doing it myself, so I was wondering if anyone could give me a step-by-step that I could forward to him.
| 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...