| Political Talk|| NYT on LA election - they still love the cajun stereotype - cwill on 10/30/14 at 11:35 am|
[quote]Exchanges in French can still occasionally be heard among the older people on the bayou, and at a Starbucks on a bland commercial strip in Lafayette it is possible to have a conversation with a woman about trapping and cleaning muskrat. [/quote]
Really? I grew up in Lafayette and I don't ...
| Political Talk|| Environmentalists cost US jobs for no reason... - cwill on 10/8/14 at 11:26 am|
No Keystone? Canada says "OK" and finds another option:
[quote]So you’re the Canadian oil industry and you do what you think is a great thing by developing a mother lode of heavy crude beneath the forests and muskeg of northern Alberta. The plan is to send it clear to refineries on the U.S. Gulf...
| Political Talk|| NYT Mag re: NO Levee Dist v. O&G Companies - cwill on 10/6/14 at 11:21 am|
Long...regardless of your view on the liability of O&G for marshland erosion, paints LA politics in a very poor light. That aside, I think the momentum is building and it's only a matter of time before a suit like this breaks through and the fur really begins to fly.
[quote] In Louisiana, the mo...
| Political Talk|| Rockefellers, Heirs to an Oil Fortune, Will Divest Charity of Fossil Fuels - cwill on 9/22/14 at 2:39 pm|
[quote]The family whose legendary wealth flowed from Standard Oil is planning to announce on Monday that its $860 million philanthropic organization, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, is joining the divestment movement that began a couple years ago on college campuses.
The announcement, timed to pre...
| Fantasy Sports Board|| SBL championship: Godfellas Win 5-5 (owns tie brea) - cwill on 9/11/14 at 8:37 pm|
Earl are you alive?
I think I've gotta chance. My pitching has to stay perfect, it's my only advantage....
| O-T Lounge|| What's the nicest highrise in Gulfshores/Orange Beach - cwill on 9/11/14 at 6:35 pm|
Looking for a 4 bedroom and I'm just getting lost in all the options and can't get a good read on quality. TIA....
| Political Talk|| Fake cell phone towers intercepting your communications - cwill on 9/4/14 at 11:11 am|
[quote]Seventeen fake cellphone towers were discovered across the U.S. last week, according to a report in Popular Science.
Rather than offering you cellphone service, the towers appear to be connecting to nearby phones, bypassing their encryption, and either tapping calls or reading texts.
| Political Talk|| Interesting Read: Book Portrays Eichmann as Evil, but Not Banal - cwill on 9/3/14 at 10:59 am|
[quote]More than 50 years after its publication, Hannah Arendt’s “Eichmann in Jerusalem” remains enduringly controversial, racking up a long list of critics who continue to pick apart her depiction of the Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann as an exemplar of “the banality of evil,” a bloodless, nearly ...
| Political Talk|| McCain is a robot - cwill on 8/20/14 at 9:42 am|
| Political Talk|| Nick Gillespie of Reason: Cops should wear cameras 24/7 - cwill on 8/14/14 at 1:39 pm|
[quote]Each of these incidents has an unmistakable racial dimension—all of the victims were black and all or most of arresting officers were white–that threatens the always tense relationships between law enforcement and African Americans. As important, the circumstances of each death are hotly cont...
| Political Talk|| Vice: The Bros of Fracking - cwill on 7/31/14 at 9:59 pm|
Money in the bank....
| Political Talk|| WH considering refugee status for Hondurans - cwill on 7/24/14 at 10:19 pm|
By exec order.
Can't believe this hasn't hit the TD wire:
[quote]Hoping to stem the recent surge of migrants at the Southwest border, the Obama administration is considering whether to allow hundreds of minors and young adults from Honduras into the United States without making the dangerous t...
| Political Talk|| Tea Leoni is M Secretary - cwill on 7/12/14 at 9:31 pm|
Will be the most puke inducing show since The West Wing or The Newsroom....
| Political Talk|| Blackwater Trial: Lead Blackwater manager threatened life of investigator - cwill on 6/30/14 at 9:56 am|
[quote]WASHINGTON — Just weeks before Blackwater guards fatally shot 17 civilians at Baghdad’s Nisour Square in 2007, the State Department began investigating the security contractor’s operations in Iraq. But the inquiry was abandoned after Blackwater’s top manager there issued a threat: “that he co...
| Political Talk|| How incredibly out of touch is Hilary? - cwill on 6/23/14 at 2:55 pm|
[quote] Clinton responded to criticism of her wealth in an interview with the Guardian newspaper published Saturday night by suggesting Americans won't be concerned about the more than $100 million her family has reportedly earned in recent years because they're not "truly well off."
"They don't ...
| Political Talk|| The Racist Element of the Bergdahl Trade - cwill on 6/9/14 at 5:34 pm|
[quote]I want to make it clear that I’m not criticizing the president for his decision to rescue Bergdahl, but there’s something that the white left is afraid to talk about here. When Obama traded five men of color for one white man – he made a very clear statement about race. He let the entire worl...
| Political Talk|| New law enforcement robots! - cwill on 6/7/14 at 8:24 pm|
Can wield the excessive force of 5 cops!
[quote]“In many ways, these robots’ actions are indistinguishable from those of our brave men and women in uniform,” McClintock added. According to its designers, the AP-12 is outfitted with numerous features that make it ideal for abruptly resorting to e...
| Political Talk|| MAD: Trading Pvt Bergdahl - cwill on 6/5/14 at 9:16 am|
| Political Talk|| College expels "rapist" for having consensual sex - cwill on 6/5/14 at 9:02 am|
And the result of Federal involvement in campus life? Hysteria and injustice:'
[quote]The student, identified only as "John Doe," had sex with his accuser on September 8th, 2013, according to details of the case obtained by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education. Both Doe and his accus...
| Political Talk|| "Hillary is banal, corrupted, drained of vibrancy and passion." - cwill on 5/13/14 at 2:11 pm|
Epic Greenwald rant when asked about all the “early presidential jockeying” for 2016:
[quote]“Hillary is banal, corrupted, drained of vibrancy and passion. I mean, she’s been around forever, the Clinton circle. She’s a fricking hawk and like a neocon, practically. She’s surrounded by all these sle...