| Political Talk|| Germany needs to step up to the plate RE: Ukraine - WildTchoupitoulas on 3/7/14 at 6:49 pm|
Say Germany mobilizes, WWPD?
There are parallels drawn between the Sudentenland and Crimea and concern over similar rationalizations in the Baltic states. Historically, Russia has been attcked from Western Europe. Who else is in the position Germany is to apply threat of immediate force against ...
| Money Talk|| Are reverse mortgages a viable option? - WildTchoupitoulas on 3/18/13 at 10:30 am|
Here's the situation:
My mother, who is 75 years old, lives in a condo in a retirement community in Asheville, NC. She owns a 125 yeard old family store in the Lafayette area. She recently told me that she felt the need to sell the store to raise cash. Both properties are free of any liens.
| SEC Rant|| Why are Florida fans so scared to let FSU into the SEC...? - WildTchoupitoulas on 3/7/13 at 9:13 am|
Is it really because they would lose their built in excuse to not have to leave the state of Florida for an OOC game?
On a related note, why are Florida fans so scared to play in Athens?...
| Political Talk|| Solution to mad gunmen in schools... - WildTchoupitoulas on 1/16/13 at 1:37 pm|
Just have all kids wear one of these:
[link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNWr9eF2Huk)]Roy Rogers Quick Trigger Shooter Hat[/link]
| Political Talk|| We need a freaking gun rights board. * - WildTchoupitoulas on 12/19/12 at 7:35 pm|
| Political Talk|| 2nd Amendment vs 4th Amendment - WildTchoupitoulas on 12/17/12 at 6:06 pm|
[i]A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.[/i]
[i]The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonabl...
| Political Talk|| Flip flopping on abortion - WildTchoupitoulas on 10/30/12 at 8:27 pm|
[b]When evangelicals were pro-choice[/b]
By Jonathan Dudley
Over the course of the 2012 election season, evangelical politicians have put their community’s hard-line opposition to abortion on dramatic display.
In 1968, Christianity Today published a special issue on contraception and abort...
| O-T Lounge|| Dear Northeast... - WildTchoupitoulas on 10/30/12 at 3:31 pm|
[quote]Wow, is your week about to suck. Potentially it will continue to suck for many months. But ultimately you'll come out of it okay. People find a way. You will become very resourceful, you'll bond with your friends and neighbors in ways you never expected, and you'll have a lot of love and help...
| SEC Rant|| ESPN story, Can't lose with Ducks-Trojans, Tide-Tigers - WildTchoupitoulas on 10/29/12 at 3:56 pm|
[quote]"It's the game," Alabama center Barrett Jones said. "[b]It's the game we circle on our schedule every year[/b], and it's been hard not to think about it until now. We know we're going to get their best, especially in Death Valley."[/quote]
| Outdoor Board|| What's the story on Winchester these days? - WildTchoupitoulas on 7/20/12 at 10:28 am|
| Political Talk|| Magic and the Machine Living in an American Age of Techno-Wonder and Unreason... - WildTchoupitoulas on 6/26/12 at 1:24 pm|
...or Allegory of the Cave?
[i]As between the natural and the supernatural, I’ve never been much good at drawing firm distinctions. I know myself to be orbiting the sun at the speed of 65,000 miles per hour, but I can’t shake free of the impression shared by Pope Urban VIII, who in 1633 informed ...
| Political Talk|| NATO's post-Afghanistan future unclear (CNN) - WildTchoupitoulas on 5/18/12 at 1:15 pm|
[i]As 60 world leaders descend upon Chicago for the NATO summit, the future of NATO's mission in Afghanistan will be center stage - but NATO's members also will be confronted with a bigger issue of whether the organization can remain relevant.
The challenges going forward are much different and ...
| Political Talk|| Citizens United Constitutional Amendment Backed By Vermont Legislature - WildTchoupitoulas on 4/20/12 at 4:40 pm|
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:
That the General Assembly expresses its disagreement with the holdings of
the U.S. Supreme Court in Buckley and in Citizens that money is speech and
urges Congress to adopt Senate Joint Resolution 29, and be it further
Resolved: That the G...
| Political Talk|| Strauss-Kahn charged with 'aggravated pimping' - WildTchoupitoulas on 3/26/12 at 5:00 pm|
| Political Talk|| Marines not allowed to bring weapons into Panetta speech... - WildTchoupitoulas on 3/14/12 at 5:41 pm|
A Marine IS a weapon.
| Political Talk|| Buddy's gone Indy!... - WildTchoupitoulas on 2/23/12 at 9:04 am|
At last a candidate that's got no chance to win and that'll show up on my ballot that I can vote for!
[link=(http://theadvocate.com/home/2133482-125/roemer-switches-to-independent.html)]Gotta go with the Home Boy[/link]...
| SEC Rant|| LSU #1, Alabama #2 in this poll as well... - WildTchoupitoulas on 11/28/11 at 4:03 pm|
College Football Power Rankings: The 25 Rudest Fanbases in the Nation...
[quote]LSU takes the top spot on the rudest fans list and it's certainly for a reason: Tiger fans are the rudest, most arrogant people on the face of the planet.
Even SEC fans, some of the most passionate...
| SEC Rant|| Alabama personality disorder... - WildTchoupitoulas on 11/28/11 at 2:04 pm|
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders fourth edition, DSM IV-TR, a widely used manual for diagnosing mental disorders, defines Alabama personality disorder (in Axis II Cluster B) as:
A pervasive pattern of grandiosity (in fanta...
| Political Talk|| Why should a corporation have more influence... - WildTchoupitoulas on 11/17/11 at 10:34 am|
...on your Congressional representatives than you?
Why should a corporation have ANY influence on a member of the government elected to serve the People?...
| SEC Rant|| Two years after losing his scholarship, Alan McElroy lifted Alabama past LSU... - WildTchoupitoulas on 11/7/11 at 8:43 am|
[i]…[b]and saved the Crimson Tide’s perfect season.[/b]
On the rainy, cold, miserable night of Nov. 10, 1979, with No. 1-ranked, defending national champion Alabama locked in a scoreless game against LSU, every eye in the place focused on McElroy as he set up for a 27-yard field goal.
| SEC Score Board Archive|| I hate college overtime rules... - WildTchoupitoulas on 11/5/11 at 10:48 pm|
...that game should have ended in a tie and have the two teams meet in Atlanta for the SECCG.
| Money Talk|| Aftershock: How to Protect Yourself and Profit... - WildTchoupitoulas on 10/19/11 at 3:58 pm|
...from the Next Global Financial Meltdown
- by David Wiedemer, Robert Wiedemer, Cindy Spitzer
Anybody read this book?
It's currently available to download: [link=(http://joomlaserverhost.com/misctradebooks/ProtectYourselfandProfitintheNextGlobalFinancialMeltdown.pdf
| Help Board|| Thank you Admins of the Great and Powerful Rant... - WildTchoupitoulas on 10/3/11 at 10:05 am|
...After long hours of contemplation and meditation, several Hail Marys and Our Fathers, and requisite blood sacrifice, it has been revealed to me that the Poli Board is not the place for my expression of opinions.
I shall endeavor to contribute positive and enlightening posts to the sports relat...
| Political Talk|| "The left fears, the right hates." - John Lukacs - WildTchoupitoulas on 9/8/11 at 4:33 pm|
[b]Goodbye to All That: Reflections of a GOP Operative Who Left the Cult[/b]
Saturday 3 September 2011
by: [b]Mike Lofgren[/b]
[i]Barbara Stanwyck: "We're both rotten!"
Fred MacMurray: "Yeah - only you're a little more rotten." -"Double Indemnity" (1944)[/i]
"Those lines of dialogue from a...
| Political Talk|| Restructuring ARMs to help the housing situation... - WildTchoupitoulas on 8/5/11 at 9:31 am|
I keep hearing that the housing crisis is one of the bigger anchors on the economy.
What I'm wondering is, why don't we force mortgage lenders to drop the rate adjustment for ARMs, or at least delay it?
When the banks were issuing these mortgages they were telling borrowers not to worry about ...
| Political Talk|| Where is all the money going...? - WildTchoupitoulas on 4/26/11 at 10:37 am|
SFP had a thread yesterday that got me wondering.
With the GDP over $14 trillion, and the government receiving over $2 trillion in taxes, you'd expect to see people flush with cash. But as SFP pointed out the people have $36 trillion in private debt, the Federal gov't is in debt over $14 trillio...
| Political Talk|| Would Good/Evil exist without Man...? - WildTchoupitoulas on 4/20/11 at 10:09 am|
Suppose an asteroid strikes the Earth wiping out all life except for deep sea hydrothermal vent chemosynthetic bacteria and cockroaches.
Would Good/Evil still exist?
I wondered about this when I overheard a part of a conversation in which someone said, "God is good." It occurred to me that in...
| Conference Expansion|| Sources say Texas will committ to 10-member Big 12 - WildTchoupitoulas on 6/14/10 at 10:36 am|
In a bombshell development that could bring a halt to seismic changes in college realignment, sources tell Orangebloods.com Texas has been convinced by a plan presented by commissioner Dan Beebe to stay in a 10-member Big 12.
YOUR MOVE TEXAS A&M
The big question now is if T...
| Political Talk|| Bill Moyers on 'Plutonomy' - WildTchoupitoulas on 5/6/10 at 8:50 am|
From his farewell speech:
[quote]BILL MOYERS: You've no doubt figured out my bias by now. I've hardly kept it a secret. In this regard, I take my cue from the late Edward R. Murrow, the Moses of broadcast news.
Ed Murrow told his generation of journalists bias is okay as long as you don't try ...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Carville might not be so bad after all... - WildTchoupitoulas on 2/4/10 at 6:32 am|
"Others include Brad Pitt, Ellen DeGeneres, Troy Aikman, Jimmy Buffett and political strategist James Carville, a Louisiana native and recent transplant to New Orleans. He recently told The Washington Post that there is simply no other team to get behind.
"[b]If you're not from Indianapolis and ...