| Political Talk|| Global Warming Denialist bribed by Kochs - Bayou Sam on 2/22/15 at 9:51 am|
Never saw that coming: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/22/us/ties-to-corporate-cash-for-climate-change-researcher-Wei-Hock-Soon.html?_r=0...
| Political Talk|| Hysteria and Islamism - Bayou Sam on 2/7/15 at 12:19 pm|
Few things annoy me more than uninformed Islam-bashing, especially the claim that groups like Daesh are "true Muslims, because they are heinous murderers". The point of such bashing is obvious: it allows people to have an Enemy, and it gives them an ego-boost.
However, there is another cause for...
| Movie/TV Board|| Hard to be a God - Bayou Sam on 1/29/15 at 10:54 am|
This one looks amazing. Opening in NYC this weekend:
[link=(http://www.avclub.com/review/hard-be-god-will-take-you-world-shit-214434)]AV club review[/link]
[quote]One of the first scenes, where two men giddily laugh as they ...
| Political Talk|| All these "libertarians" - Bayou Sam on 12/4/14 at 10:39 am|
rejoicing at government employees killing unarmed citizens sure is amusing. ...
| Fantasy Sports Board|| Peyton Manning - Bayou Sam on 11/30/14 at 9:52 pm|
Is his arm shot? Ugly passing three games now....
| O-T Lounge|| Saints TE Ben Watson on Ferguson - Bayou Sam on 11/27/14 at 10:26 am|
[quote]At some point while I was playing or preparing to play Monday Night Football, the news broke about the Ferguson Decision. After trying to figure out how I felt, I decided to write it down. Here are my thoughts:
I'M ANGRY because the stories of injustice that have been p...
| O-T Lounge|| Watch Harvard students take LA literacy test - Bayou Sam on 11/15/14 at 1:57 pm|
And this was administered only 50 years ago. A depressing video: http://www.openculture.com/2014/11/harvard-students-fail-the-literacy-test.html
| Political Talk|| Shrimp on a treadmill--the facts - Bayou Sam on 11/14/14 at 8:57 am|
With the cutting of public science spending and EBOLA in the news, I thought this story would interest some people:
[quote]A video clip of a shrimp running on a treadmill has somehow become the nation’s poster child for wasteful spending and grounds for the Republican-led House of Representatives...
| Fantasy Sports Board|| Flex question: Floyd or Moreno? - Bayou Sam on 9/13/14 at 3:03 pm|
My instincts say Michael Floyd against the pitiful Giants but running backs tend to be more consistent....
| Political Talk|| Not surprised Obama is helping the Yazidi - Bayou Sam on 8/8/14 at 8:06 am|
They worship Satan:
[quote]Yazidi accounts of creation differ from that of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. They believe that God first created Tawûsê Melek from his own illumination (Ronahî) and the other six archangels were created later. God ordered Tawûsê Melek not to bow to other beings. The...
| 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. ...