| Political Talk|| Jindal wants to raid trust funds in his budget-can anyone think of some cuts? - I B Freeman on 3/4/14 at 7:47 pm|
Interesting the Governor wants to raid some trust funds to balance his proposed budget yet has proposed no cuts in film industry welfare.
| Political Talk|| Somebody take charge of the republicans--Obama does not dress to suit the office - I B Freeman on 3/4/14 at 11:39 am|
Shut these stupid people up.
Why criticize Obama's dress while speaking to Putin on the phone?
How petty can the critics get? It looks petty to voters too.
There are too many "ducks on the water" concerning important issues to go after Obama on than to whine about his casual attire.
| Political Talk|| Food Stamp thieves will not be prosecuted - I B Freeman on 3/3/14 at 9:14 pm|
Nobody expects the poor to take any responsibility for themselves.
We will never end the entitlement mentality in America with these attitudes....
| Political Talk|| Should we give Guantanomo back to Cuba?? - I B Freeman on 3/3/14 at 6:53 pm|
It seems there is a lot of outrage about Russia in Crimea---an island basically off the Ukranian coast where the Russian fleet is stationed, and the population is mostly Russian.
Certainly the Russian have a lot of interest in what happens there. There has been quite of bit of unrest in the Ukr...
| Political Talk|| Republicans stupid to criticize Obama on the Ukraine - I B Freeman on 3/3/14 at 6:29 pm|
Nobody in the voting public cares and republicans look like fools trying to provoke Obama to action.
They should shut up and concentrate their talking points on shrinking government.
Notice how the republicans voted to increase government in the debt limit increase and the farm bill??
| Political Talk|| How do the Australians do so well without interventionist foreign policy? - I B Freeman on 3/2/14 at 12:16 pm|
I am curious if an interventionist foreign policy is so essential to the success and defense of the US why does Australia do so well without it? Not even China has an interventionist policy like ours. How do these people do with out such policy if it is so important to the US??...
| Political Talk|| Should Russia intervene when the CIA gets involved in Central America - I B Freeman on 3/2/14 at 10:12 am|
Just curious. We have time and time again help installed leaders in various Central American countries. I wonder what we would think if Russia threatened military involvement to stop us?...
| Money Talk|| Oil, Chemical or Steel--best internships or entry level ME jobs? - I B Freeman on 3/1/14 at 8:25 pm|
Any thoughts from you engineers posting on here. I know a kid looking at internships and I curious which field is best right now.
I know the company is important but should he look at Nucor or Monsanto or Chevron for example?...
| Political Talk|| House of Cards--- - I B Freeman on 2/21/14 at 8:10 am|
After reading Noonan's piece referencing the Netflix series I decided to check it out. I watched the first three episodes.
The Washington portrayed in the series is exactly how I perceive it to be from my experience with politicians. Narcissistic, power hungry, money hungry hogs abound. The main ...
| Political Talk|| WalMart cites cuts in food stamps as their earnings disappoint - I B Freeman on 2/20/14 at 9:31 am|
Do you think people like Wal Mart lobby for more food stamp spending???
[quote]Wal-Mart's grocery sales have suffered from fewer food-stamp benefits resulting from U.S....
| Political Talk|| "Our Decadent Elites"--Peggy Noonan - I B Freeman on 2/19/14 at 3:09 pm|
Great column today. I hope this link works without a subscription
How ironic I read about Vitter's endorsement of farm welfare and subsidised flood insurance reminding me of his phony ways the same day I read ...
| Political Talk|| On the stump Vitter supports big government welfare-- - I B Freeman on 2/19/14 at 8:45 am|
In New Iberia
[quote][b]Agriculture[/b]. Vitter supported the farm bill, which became law last month. “It wasn’t a perfect bill, in my opinion,” he said. “But I think it moved us in the right direction of sustainable programs and will also help stabilize the ag industry in this state.”
| Tiger Rant|| How do you sit Hale or Robertson? how do you sit the odd man out at C or 1b? - I B Freeman on 2/16/14 at 7:55 pm|
Good problems to have.
Robertson had an incredible day today and didn't even get a hit. Hale had a great weekend at the plate.
Svicique, Chinea and Moore?? and tonight I noticed Dean warmed up with the first basemen. Who sits out that group?? I wish the new ball was in play this year with tho...
| Political Talk|| DeBerry drops the race card concerning Nagin verdict - I B Freeman on 2/13/14 at 9:24 pm|
Come on Jarvis you can do better than that? That is a low blow column. There hasn't even been a sentence for Nagin yet.
Check out all the comments following the column....
| Political Talk|| Stossel did a feature piece on film welfare today - I B Freeman on 2/13/14 at 8:29 pm|
Of course we looked entirely stupid in the piece for doing the welfare at a level larger than any other state.
Had a film maker that talked about how wrong the credits were.
They will post the full episode on the website soon....
| Political Talk|| Nagin victim of federal over reach---I agree - I B Freeman on 2/13/14 at 8:26 pm|
He is guilty of crimes no doubt. He should be prosecuted by Louisiana and sent to Angola---
Where did all these laws come from that allow the Fed to trasp into the state and go after these ...
| Political Talk|| Where is the the State when political corruption occurs? Nagin - I B Freeman on 2/12/14 at 1:26 pm|
Why does the Fed do all our dirty work? Is Caldwell afraid to go after locals? ...
| Political Talk|| Film tax credit fraud - I B Freeman on 2/8/14 at 4:05 pm|
I don't know why these people need to commit fraud given how lucrative the subsidies are for film makers but they do.
How much do you want to co...
| Political Talk|| More from Tom Coburn--interview in WSJ - I B Freeman on 2/1/14 at 12:01 pm|
I hope it does not require a subscription to read.
We need more people like Coburn in Washington and I really hate to see him retire and wish him the best in his cancer fight....
| Political Talk|| Public schools create conflict. - I B Freeman on 1/28/14 at 12:35 pm|
A good article about the conflicts that arise in government run schools.
| Political Talk|| Why farm welfare doesn't end? - I B Freeman on 1/27/14 at 7:18 pm|
Could it be the payments to members of Congress?
| Political Talk|| Jindal budget--$200 million for film makers--$41 million for school vouchers - I B Freeman on 1/25/14 at 10:38 am|
No mention has been made of the film tax subsidies in press reports on Jindal's budget. One reason for this is they are not a line item. Leges don't vote to give away this money every year it comes off the top line. It reduces revenue over $200 million so it does not show up in the details of the bu...
| Outdoor Board|| Another reason I am not going to get a CC permit - I B Freeman on 1/24/14 at 12:54 pm|
If I need to carry it will be on my hip. I never have been comfortable asking a bunch of politicians to let me carry.
| Political Talk|| Who do you think paid for Senator Vitter's prostitutes??? - I B Freeman on 1/21/14 at 10:55 am|
Lobbyist? Campaign funds? Senate expense account? Harry Reid?]
Nobody ever mentions who paid for them.
Just who is Vitter indebted too?? Will they stay quiet while he runs for governor?
He had no real competition when he ran for re-election but now has Dardenne and a so called conservative ...
| Political Talk|| Harvey Weinstein to make movie taking aim at gun owners - I B Freeman on 1/18/14 at 11:06 am|
Harvey Weinstein who has made very violent movies involving characters with guns plans to make a film attacking the NRA and the right to bear arms.
[quote]“I never want to have a gun,” Weinstein said. “I don’t think we need guns in this country, and I hate it, and I think the NRA is a disaster ar...
| Political Talk|| Outstanding observations by Peggy Noonan today---selfish public servants - I B Freeman on 1/17/14 at 9:32 am|
Peggy Noonan hits it out of the park today in her column in the WSJ. It is a paid link but everybody ought to read it. [link=(http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304603704579325090935491388?mod=WSJ_Opinion_LEADTop)]LINK[/link]
Her main point is that politicians are not public serv...
| Money Talk|| No Post - I B Freeman on 1/17/14 at 8:57 am|
| Political Talk|| Private passenger train service to begin in Florida in 2015--- - I B Freeman on 1/15/14 at 2:22 pm|
There is no question in my mind that Amtrak should be broken up and sold. Amtrak received $1.7 billion in 2013 in taxpayer subsidies. Florida Eastern recognizes the opportunity in hi...
| Money Talk|| Shark tank is a cool show--did you see the guy with Copa Di Vino? - I B Freeman on 1/14/14 at 9:06 pm|
The guy is a genius and I see his product in Wal Mart and in my local grocery. He sells wine by the glass and has patents and a winery.
He came on previously and turned down $600K and he was right to do so.
Now his company does $5 million and he came back to get $300K for a packing line (why...
| Outdoor Board|| Collectable guns - I B Freeman on 1/14/14 at 7:23 pm|
I have always been interested in this and was wondering if anybody could recommend some good reading on the topic.
I know federal gun dealer licenses are different for pre 1898. I was thinking maybe learning springfields or early lever actions but those markets seem awful hot.
I like Colt wil...