| Political Talk|| LA State Rep. Paul Hollis exits US Senate Race - southernelite on 7/14/14 at 12:01 pm|
[quote]"After prayer and thoughtful consideration, I have decided to withdraw from the U.S. Senate race in Louisiana," Hollis said in a statement. "I am thankful for the outpouring of support from voters throughout the state and truly appreciate the tireless efforts of our campaign's staff and volu...
| Political Talk|| Only YOU can change the Political Talk, a 2 point guide for a better board! - southernelite on 7/9/14 at 7:28 pm|
I think that we can all agree that the Political Talk as of late has been the place where political debate goes to die. I very much enjoy this board, and wish it was a place that I could come to debate politics and a place where I could find pertinent news regarding topics that I may not have a grea...
| Political Talk|| PPP: Primary: Landrieu 44% Cassidy 27%; Runoff: Landrieu 47% Cassidy 47% - southernelite on 7/2/14 at 7:05 pm|
For being July and Cassidy still being relatively unknown, this is great news for Republicans. Mary has been spending considerable amounts of cash and literally has 0 to show for it. Cassidy does nothing but keep improving in polls. Also, these are Presidential turnout numbers in this poll which sho...
| Soccer Board|| Ronaldo makes more than double entire USMNT salary - southernelite on 6/26/14 at 6:53 pm|
Interesting read on the pay disparity of US players.
Mobile so I can't really produce quotes easy, but it's a good read.
The least paid player on the team is Yedl...
| Political Talk|| FAFSA tweets "Help me, I'm poor" meme, liberals get upset - southernelite on 6/25/14 at 1:54 pm|
[quote]We apologize for the insensitivity of our previous tweet. Our goal is to make college a reality for all. We're very sorry.[/quote]
| Political Talk|| Rep. Steve Scalise (LA-1) elected as Majority Whip - southernelite on 6/19/14 at 11:28 am|
| Political Talk|| Question about the IRS scandal - southernelite on 6/16/14 at 9:33 pm|
17 pages is a lot of BS to wade through.
So the emails were conveniently to and from the DOJ and White House...
Shouldn't the DOJ and White House also have those emails on record to provide?
| O-T Lounge|| Bloomberg: $30k wedding equals $62k in retirement - southernelite on 6/16/14 at 9:26 pm|
Bloomberg makes the argument for elopement. This may have been better suited for the Money Board, but I figured the marriage hating OT(who most seem to be married), would have fun discussing this one.
[quote]With a $30,000 average tab, the highest since theKnot.com began its annual wedding sur...
| More Sports Board|| Donald Trump is apparently REALLY unhappy with Pinehurst - southernelite on 6/16/14 at 12:33 pm|
The Trump has been on a Twitter tirade all weekend about how horribly the course looks. These two are a small sample, if you click the link to his Twitter, he has more than a handful of critical tweets.
[quote]@MattGinellaGCSadly Matt, you don't understand golf (even though you think you do).I...
| More Sports Board|| How do I become a Formula 1 fan? - southernelite on 6/15/14 at 8:38 pm|
As evidenced by the LeMans thread, it seems that there is a tiny bit of interest here, so I ask the all knowing MSB, how do I get into F1?
I have a piqued interest in the sport. I watched some of the LeMans, which was quite interested, though I didn't really fully understand what was going on?
| Tech Board|| Surface Pro Charger shorting...is this covered by the warranty? - southernelite on 6/15/14 at 1:04 pm|
So, the charger to my surface pro shorted out nearly burning down my house last night. Less than a year old, this should be under the hardware warranty, correct?
Can I just go back to best buy and they swap it out, or do I have to go through Microsoft?
I want to get this done quick, as I now...
| Money Talk|| Using the Will Cover method for car buying - southernelite on 6/14/14 at 3:22 pm|
Just walked out of dealership.
Asked for my DL, wouldnt give it to them.
He negotiates from MSRP, and gives me a rebate and takes some off. Goes and talks to his manager 3 times, comes back with the same price 3 times. 3rd time shows me the "invoice"....never gave him a counter to negotiate...
| O-T Lounge|| WSJ: We are building Qatar on the Bayou; Sasol Lake Charles - southernelite on 6/6/14 at 1:22 pm|
This is huge, for Lake Charles as well as Louisiana as a whole.
I think a lot of people are dismissing the impact this will have, and just don't quite grasp the scope of the project.
[quote]It's the tale of a company called Sasol, SOL.JO -0.17% the former South African state oil company, [b]...
| Help Board|| Slippy may need a reprimand - southernelite on 6/2/14 at 12:04 am|
I promised a Cajun fan, and as I am a man of word, that if he found the post he referenced, I would start the help board thread.
He crossed the line with his comment and should be reprimanded. [link=(http://www.tigerdroppings.com/rant/display.aspx?sp=50081884&s=2&p=50081005#50081884)]LINK[/link]...
| More Sports Board|| UC Irvines pitcher has a suh-weet stache, bro - southernelite on 6/1/14 at 11:35 pm|
ESPNU right now.
Thing is badass! ...
| O-T Lounge|| Raid in Lake Charles on smoke shop? - southernelite on 5/29/14 at 10:56 pm|
Any of you OTers got the low down on this?
There were quite a few marked and unmarked cars, and Sheriff's dept utility trailer out in front of the Blaze smoke shop on Ryan St. today.
| O-T Lounge|| PSA: Brooks Brothers Polo are on sale, buy 3 for $39/ea - southernelite on 5/23/14 at 11:54 am|
I'm going to get 3 or so.
I'm not sure if the corp card will work on this deal, but I'm going to try. If so, I'll steal these shirts.
Frat on, OT brothers ...
| O-T Lounge|| There are community college style law schools? - southernelite on 5/19/14 at 10:11 pm|
I learned today that there exists unaccredited schools that require 48 hours in 4 years and allow you to sit the bar.
Is this for every state? I've never heard of such a thing existing in Louisiana.
A friend of mine in law school confessed to me today that she doesn't take a person seriously...
| Political Talk|| FiveThirtyEight: Landrieu has a 28% chance of winning; behind Cassidy in polls. - southernelite on 5/15/14 at 12:05 pm|
[link=(http://fivethirtyeight.com/datalab/will-incumbency-save-mcconnell-pryor-and-landrieu/)]Mary's campaign is a sinking ship anchored by Obama [/link]
[quote]Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana is in danger of losing re-election. Polls show her trailing Republican Bill Cassidy, and Pres...
| Political Talk|| The Clinton machine is going to be a force - southernelite on 5/7/14 at 1:02 am|
They've spent the last few months and will spend the next few months airing dirty laundry cloaked by the midterms to prep for her presential run.
Don't be surprised to see more stuff surface in the next few months as they clear it all out before the primaries become the main focus.
| Political Talk|| NYT: 64% chance Republicans defeat Landrieu; 538: 55% chance - southernelite on 4/22/14 at 9:22 pm|
I hate reading too much into polls, because we all know what happened the last time that shite happened.
But, this is a positive sign.
[quote] If Mr. Pryor and Ms. Landrieu also have the worst performances ...
| Money Talk|| Does Coach Guidry still post here? - southernelite on 4/16/14 at 12:43 pm|
I understand that this type of thing is frowned upon, but I'm in the market for a used vehicle and I remember that he has posted he worked at Moss in Lafayette.
If you're around buddy, drop me an email at nhseks @ gmail
| O-T Lounge|| Attn Sprint users: If you have upgrade, use it or lose it - southernelite on 3/24/14 at 1:17 pm|
I didn't even know until I went in the sprint store the other day, they are discontinuing the upgrade program and going to a down payment plus installment plan.
You can longer use your eligible upgrade at a sprint store, but you can still use it at a 3rd party such a Best Buy, but they are phasin...
| More Sports Board|| Top 28 5A State Championship Thread | Scotlandville 53 Natch Central 60 | Final - southernelite on 3/14/14 at 7:29 pm|
Two talented teams matching up...
| Money Talk|| Best starter credit card? - southernelite on 3/12/14 at 2:09 pm|
About to start a job, and I get reimbursed for certain expenses. To make it easier, I'd like open a CC for this purpose, that way I can keep better track of everything.
I was thinking about applying for a Discover It card. Is that good one? Is there a better one? ...
| Money Talk|| Herbalife trading halted; FTC launching investigation - southernelite on 3/12/14 at 12:38 pm|
Going to be a bloodbath when it reopens ...
| Political Talk|| New Jersey to Tesla; You are not welcome in our state - southernelite on 3/11/14 at 3:18 pm|
Joining Arizona and Texas, New Jersey is blocking the sale of Tesla direct to consumer. They have two dealer licenses already, which I assume they intend to revoke.
So much for free-market choices, the dealers have to get their cut of the pie. ...
| O-T Lounge|| True Life: I'm a beta - southernelite on 3/9/14 at 9:41 pm|
So, last night, I went to dinner with an old acquaintance I ran into last week. Well, after dinner we go to a couple bars and end up at this piano bar. While there, we run into her friend, and we start a conversation, and end up in a triangle at the bar. While I'm in the bathroom the sax player star...
| Money Talk|| Another BitCoin Bank robbed - southernelite on 3/4/14 at 10:21 am|
This one is relatively small...896 coins/~$600k
[link=(http://www.cnbc.com/id/101463888)]Another one bites the dust[/link]...
| O-T Lounge|| Lake Charles girl arrested for Vehicular Homicide - southernelite on 3/3/14 at 11:44 am|
I'm sure they were both drunk, but sad the driver is fine, and the passenger dead.
Neither had on seatbelts