| Political Talk|| So who's been following the Turkish Troubles? - shinerfan on 6/12/13 at 9:28 pm|
I've been crazy busy the last two weeks and haven't had the time. Are these really anti-Islamist protestors? The rise of Erdogan was the most troubling aspect of modern Islamic fundamentalism, at least to me. But it seems Ataturk's influence lives on?
There's a war for the heart and future of Isl...
| Political Talk|| Remember Sharmeka Moffit? - shinerfan on 3/19/13 at 5:33 pm|
[quote]Sharmeka Moffitt, who police believe set herself on fire in a Winnsboro park in October after claiming she was attacked by Klansmen, faces two felony charges. Fifth District Attorney Mack Lancaster said this morning the Moffitt has been charged with one count of terrorizing and one count of f...
| O-T Lounge|| Any Funrovians going to the Howard Shaft Reunion show? - shinerfan on 12/28/12 at 11:18 am|
They used to do this every year but I haven't been in a while. I'm not sure if its been on hiatus or I've just been busy. Its a really fun show, though. Place will be backed with those of us who remember them from back in the day....
| Money Talk|| Advice on leaving a family farm partnership - shinerfan on 12/5/12 at 9:11 am|
Does anyone have any experience with this? I don't want any money from the other partners, I just want to separate my finances and taxes from my cousins. Its really more an issue of legal exposure than money.
And can anyone recommend a N La tax attorney with a background in this sort of thing....
| Political Talk|| Any tells from the body language? - shinerfan on 11/6/12 at 3:48 pm|
For those of you watching on TV, can you pick up anything from our friends at FOX or MSNBC? Anyone about to tear up or just generally over-emotional?...
| O-T Lounge|| Westboro Baptist in Ruston? - shinerfan on 8/3/12 at 7:34 pm|
Its all over my FB that they're protesting at a Naval Officer's funeral at Trinity Methodist but I can't find any legit news on it. Any Rustoners hear anything about this?...
| Music Board|| Rembert Explains the 80s: Dylan rehearses We Are The World - shinerfan on 7/28/12 at 1:33 am|
I'm a big fan of Bob Dylan but this is hilarious.
[quote]6:04 Also, Bob is still staring at these lyrics like it's the first time ...
| Food and Drink Board|| Anyone ever make pear wine/brandy? - shinerfan on 6/12/12 at 5:34 pm|
I've never made wine but I was at my mom's old house this past weekend and noticed that her pear trees are just loaded down with pears that are maybe a week away from optimum ripeness. Three trees with probably near a thousand pears. No one lives there and I hate to just leave them for the squirrels...
| Movie/TV Board|| Tim Riggins is playing John Carter of Mars? - shinerfan on 2/7/12 at 6:57 pm|
SIAP, I must have missed it during the game. Read those books when I was very young.
| O-T Lounge|| My liver has sinned and it must be punished. - shinerfan on 12/31/11 at 7:02 pm|
Just made an Old Fashioned with Maker's and fruit to start the night....
| SEC Rant|| If Ar-Kansas does beat LSU,does anyone have a beef? - shinerfan on 11/14/11 at 12:45 pm|
No one knows who the voters would send to Atlanta, but would either of the two left out, regardless of which two, really have a legitimate beef? I lean more towards "should of won your damn game"....
| SEC Rant|| 1st Annual Know Your Gumps Thread - shinerfan on 10/23/11 at 12:57 pm|
[quote]I say: Know your enemy and know yourself; in a hundred battles, you will never be defeated.--Sun Tzu[/quote]
| Political Talk|| How in the hell does Diane Sawyer even have a job? - shinerfan on 10/11/11 at 10:52 am|
[quote]As of tonight, it has spread to more than 250 American cities, [b]more than a thousand countries [/b] - every continent but Anarctica.[/quote]
| Tiger Rant|| Question for those with inside info: - shinerfan on 10/10/11 at 12:15 pm|
Can Brad Wing throw?...
| Political Talk|| Morehouse Deputies frame man for hate crime - shinerfan on 10/4/11 at 7:33 am|
This story gets uglier and uglier. Not only have the two Deputies not been charged criminally, but apparently since Jamie Wallis' two sons were found to be the culprits its no longer even a hate crime.
| Tiger Rant|| Do Sooner fan even watch football? - shinerfan on 10/2/11 at 1:39 pm|
[quote]Then finally, LSU plays an opportunistic defense. They definitely have a top DL, [b]but are very average at best in the secondary[/b] and their linebackers. Any team that plays them, takes care of the ball, they can win. Because teams can move the ball on them, especially through the air.[/qu...
| Political Talk|| Chairman of Joint Chiefs openly accuses Pakistan's ISI of complicity in attacks - shinerfan on 9/23/11 at 8:21 pm|
WASHINGTON - The top U.S. military officer on Thursday accused Pakistan's intelligence agency of supporting Haqqani fighters in planning and conducting last week's attack on the U.S. Embassy in Kabul.
Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Pakistani duplicity puts in j...
| Tiger Rant|| For those of us who haven't seen the game - shinerfan on 9/11/11 at 4:57 pm|
Anybody care to grade the receiving corps? Did the dropped ball situation improve?
| Political Talk|| Bush reacts to OBL's death - shinerfan on 5/7/11 at 9:37 am|
| Political Talk|| Osama's poor quality a/v - shinerfan on 5/2/11 at 9:47 pm|
For years now I've thought he was dead and the reason for the poor quality recordings was to prevent the tech wizards at the NSA from conducting voice analysis and saying conclusively that it wasn't him. That seemed to be the only reason that fit. In the immediate aftermath of Tora Bora they obvious...
| Political Talk|| Willie Nelson's Teapot Party - shinerfan on 4/10/11 at 10:15 am|
The great scruffy prophet is gonna lead the way.
| Help Board|| Avalanche of spoilers - shinerfan on 4/2/11 at 12:54 am|
Its not my thread but its my fault nonetheless. The Game of Thrones thread on the movie board has spoilers quoted without spoiler warnings and I feel responsible even though I tried to label my responses as spoilers. Its a great, great story and if you could whack the thread altogether you would be ...
| Political Talk|| Is this kidnapping? - shinerfan on 3/28/11 at 12:02 pm|
If what OJ did in Vegas warranted a kidnapping charge why doesn't this?...
| Movie/TV Board|| Goya's Ghosts - shinerfan on 3/7/11 at 8:04 pm|
I got this from Netflix about a week ago and just now watched it. Pretty creepy and disturbing. Bardem, Portman, and Skarsgard are all very good. (Unfortunately Natalie Portman is crazy and scabby for most of the movie.) It was a little hard to follow at times but all in all a good movie. ...
| Political Talk|| Long article on leaving Scientology - shinerfan on 2/7/11 at 8:07 pm|
The Hollywood director Paul Haggis tells his story of 34 years in the religion, reaching what was at the time its highest level, (Operating Thetan VII); then leaving over Scientology's support for Prop 8 in CA. All religion relies on faith and some suspension of disbelief but these people are just b...
| LSU Recruiting Board|| Does Ego stay at DE with Rasco coming aboard? - shinerfan on 2/3/11 at 3:23 pm|
Rasco may redshirt this year but when you consider that Montgomery has one end spot sewn up for the next three years wouldn't the best lineup look like :
I know Brockers will probably enter the season as a starting DT but I'm thinking further down...
| Political Talk|| Good blog from Lebanon - shinerfan on 1/31/11 at 9:13 am|
I sort of e-know this guy from another message board; he's from a British military family but lives in Beirut. He always has an interesting take on Middle East issues....
| Tiger Rant|| So where does Jakhari Gore end up? - shinerfan on 1/27/11 at 1:04 pm|
He seems suited for the slot but with Shep and now Landry and Beckham Jr. coming aboard the slot is almost as much of a logjam as RB....
| O-T Lounge|| Cold front? - shinerfan on 11/29/10 at 8:25 am|
Here in N LA I've just seen 5 different flocks of geese heading south. Its about to get [u]cold.[/u]...
| SEC Rant|| anybody got a link to Richt postgame? - shinerfan on 11/13/10 at 6:42 pm|
I'd like to see what he says about Fairley....