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Conservatives reaping karmic justice that they sowed - BigJim
Let's be intellectually honest. For decades, conservatives were the people who used societal mores (and often legislation) to silence people: -anti-Communism wave (McCarthy hearings, etc) -book censorship on "inappropriate" topics -labeling those that disagree with wars as traitors Liberals...
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LA State Budget Prediction Thread!-Results page 2 - BigJim
1. Include SAVE gimmick or no? 2. What level tobacco increase? 3. MFP increase? Hurry and get your opinion in! #4 What will be the outcome of the movie tax credit bill? HB829 for reference. ([i]edited in for IB[/i]!) ...
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Jindal Should Veto All The House’s Tax Increases And Bring On The Cuts-Hayride - BigJim
[link=(http://thehayride.com/2015/06/jindal-should-veto-all-the-houses-tax-increases-and-bring-on-the-cuts/)]Hayride[/link] Not sure I 100% agree, but it is a fun read: [quote]Yesterday might have been the dumbest day in Louisiana legislative history. Lots of things happened and it all got ...
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How Religion SHOULD be debated-A Model - BigJim
Maybe we can discuss religion if done as follows: [img]https://i.chzbgr.com/maxW500/6489115904/h22D82C31/[/img] Sorry, just made me :lol:...
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HB1 up on House Floor right now - BigJim
http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/video.aspx?roomid=110 ...
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PAR sez IB is right on film credits - BigJim
[link=(http://www.parlouisiana.org/dynaengine/loadDocument.cfm?site=1002087&doc=PAR%20Movie%20Credits%20Report%205-15-15_FINAL%2Epdf)]He will be insufferable now[/link] [quote]To put the situation in stark terms, the Hollywood film industry is renting Louisiana, not buying it.[/quote] ...
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Hayride - "Conservatism Is In Full Retreat This Legislative Session" - BigJim
http://thehayride.com/2015/05/conservatism-is-in-full-retreat-this-legislative-session/ [quote]We’re told there will not be a vote as scheduled on HB 418, the Paycheck Protection bill, today – because the votes to pass it simply aren’t there. Last night, as we understand it, the House GOP dele...
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Killing The Motion Picture Tax Credit Is Going To Be Nightmarishly Difficult - BigJim
[link=(http://thehayride.com/2015/04/sadow-killing-the-motion-picture-tax-credit-is-going-to-be-nightmarishly-difficult/)]Per Sadow via the Hayride[/link] [quote]The only real conclusion observers could draw from the Louisiana Legislature’s initial attempt to reform its wasteful Motion Picture In...
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House Ways and Means hearing bill to eliminate Film tax credits - BigJim
http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/Agenda.aspx?m=16348 right now....
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Back to the wilderness for libertarians? - BigJim
It seemed like libertarian philosophy was starting to get some traction in the US. No it wasn't going to sweep statists aside, but things looked better than they ever had before. But will libertarians get crushed by the "bigoted" label? Will nuanced arguments about "market forces" get lost in...
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NCAA and RFRA - BigJim
I understand private companies protesting IN's action. I am not sure I agree, but they can do what they want. Same with political actors. If the Gov of New York wants to make a political statement by banning state employee travel to IN, I think that is dumb, but he is a political actor and onl...
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News alert: LED Secretary Stephen Moret named new LSU Foundation president - BigJim
[link=(http://www.businessreport.com/article/stephen-moret-named-president-ceo-lsu-foundation)]Business Report[/link] BATON ROUGE – Louisiana Economic Development Secretary Stephen Moret has been named as president and CEO of the LSU Foundation. [quote]“We are excited to bring in Stephen Moret...
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Great C-SPAN video - BigJim
Mother calls into show and scolds her sons over their partisan bickering! http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2014/12/meet-the-woodhouses-200040.html?hp=r2_4...
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Next Steps after Ferguson? - BigJim
Just thought a list of potential actions might be nice to try and compile: Local -Get more black police officers. No excuses about lack of interest. -Mayor should resign. Probably didn't even do anything specifically wrong. But unless he is particularly supported by the black community, it w...
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Flash back- Remember warnings of Tea Party violence? - BigJim
[link=(http://www.huffingtonpost.com/susan-j-demas/take-it-down-a-notch-gop_b_524201.html)]From HuffPo circa 2010- GOP needs to take it down a notch[/link] [quote]GOP leaders, desperate to regain power, know that the only energy in their party is from the farthest of the far right. So Republican ...
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BRPD off the rails on selfie investigation - BigJim
I am generally a supporter of the police, but this is just wrong: http://theadvocate.com/news/10807672-123/baton-rouge-police-investigation-of [quote]Earlier this spring, a Baton Rouge police officer snapped a photo of a supervisor apparently sleeping on the job and sent it to the Mayor-Presid...
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Trey Thomas for Rep in 6th district - BigJim
[link=(http://www.charlestreythomas.com/)]here is his web page[/link] I have been having a hard time trying to pick between Claitor and Graves for this race when I stumbled across Trey Thomas. In short, he is a black republican. He has very little chance of winning, but given that this race i...
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And that is how you keep people in the stands! - BigJim
Geaux Tigers!!! Crowd was rocking. Best atmosphere in a long time! :geauxtigers:...
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What's going one with Lafayette and this "black mafia" story? - BigJim
[link=(http://theadvocate.com/news/10551055-123/lafayette-superintendent-criticized-over-black)]Lafayette superintendent criticized for using "black mafia" term[/link] I kinda vaguely notice stories about the Lafayette school board since they seem contentious, but I hardly follow them closely. ...
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"Crunchy" RPG? - BigJim
By crunchy, I mean number crunchy. I am basically looking for a spreadsheet with graphics. And the graphics don't have to be that good. I would prefer turn-based combat, but don't really care. Don't care if it is single player or MMO. Just looking for a game with deep character development (the...
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