| Political Talk|| Can we agree that Cheney was the worst Vice President ever? - mmcgrath on 7/15/14 at 11:38 pm|
[link=(http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/15/politics/cheney-cnn-interview/index.html?hpt=hp_t2)]CNN - Cheney Interview Highlights[/link] After Bush negotiated the agreement to leave Iraq (with no "stay behind" force), Cheney feels that Obama failed by not renegotiating that agreement. Of course he said tha...
| Political Talk|| "Warning Shot" Law Signed In Florida - mmcgrath on 6/21/14 at 1:09 pm|
[link=(http://www.news4jax.com/news/florida-gov-signs-warning-shot-bill/26590544)]Warning Shot Law Signed[/link]
What do you think? I personally think it is a very very bad idea. From what I understand, the "inspiration" for the bill Marissa Alexander was completely in the wrong but was punished ...
| Political Talk|| Republican Platform: The Internet must be made safe for children. Agree or Not? - mmcgrath on 6/7/14 at 11:13 am|
I was checking out the Republican platform and while several of the links don't seem to work on gop.com (tried 2 browsers) I did come across this gem of a statement: [quote][b]Making the Internet Family-Friendly[/b]
Millions of Americans suffer from problem or pathological gambling that can destro...
| Political Talk|| Were the Gitmo Detainees Who Were Released Terrorists or Something Else? - mmcgrath on 6/4/14 at 12:12 pm|
I keep hearing people refer to the Gitmo detainees who were exchanged for Bergdahl as terrorists. However, I am skeptical that we could actually tie them to any specific terrorist attack. They were all clearly members of the Taliban, who was the ruling party of Afghanistan when we attacked. Of cours...
| Tiger Rant|| Can Coach Jones give O'Bryant some rest??? - mmcgrath on 1/7/14 at 11:02 pm|
He played all but 10 seconds of the first half until he drew his second foul with a couple of minutes left. It was clear that with 5+ minutes to go he was gassed.
What happened to playing Odo and Malone as a second unit with Coleman? Does every play have to be run for O'Bryant when he is in ther...
| Tiger Rant|| Can Rivers Transfer and Play Immediately? - mmcgrath on 12/4/13 at 7:11 am|
If he doesn't take a snap in a live game this year?
If he could and this is the plan, do you think he would be a backup for the bowl game? ...
| Political Talk|| Did the Shutdown Give Obamacare a 2 Week Pass? - mmcgrath on 10/22/13 at 9:22 am|
It seems like it did. Without the shutdown news the lead story every day could have been how poorly the web site was performing.
Did Cruz save Obamacare? :bow:...
| Tiger Rant|| Thank Goodness We Got Mett All Those Extra Reps Against UAB and Kent State - mmcgrath on 10/20/13 at 7:42 am|
... am I right? I mean clearly those reps are paying dividends now. Letting the backup QB's throw in games against the cupcakes on our schedule would have been a huge mistake.
So we should just go into Furman with the same plan, right? Keeping the starting QB in the game no matter how poorly the...
| Political Talk|| If No-one Signs Up for Obamacare... (Would it last?) - mmcgrath on 10/15/13 at 3:12 pm|
... how much money would it cost (outside of what has been spent on the web site) and wouldn't it die on its own?
If that is the case, then why is there this extreme effort to short-circuit it?
And lets not run on emotion and say zero people sign up. Lets say that [b]1 million[/b] take advanta...
| Political Talk|| Healthcare.gov - Non-Partisan Observations - mmcgrath on 10/6/13 at 8:34 am|
Just tried to enroll at 9:30 AM EST this morning. Got into a few screens to create an account and when I pressed the last button it went right to a "System unavailable" screen. No wait or timeout, pretty much right away. Obviously something is going on with their system where it isn't really working...
| Political Talk|| Should someone with Aaron Alexis' background be allowed to own a firearm? - mmcgrath on 9/17/13 at 10:00 am|
What we now know is that he had two prior incidents where he used guns in a very reckless manner. Should any such misuse of a firearm bar you from owning one again? Or perhaps just limit you to one gun and of a limited type?...
| Tiger Rant|| Where would you rank Landry with All Time LSU Receivers? - mmcgrath on 9/6/13 at 7:28 am|
I think that before last season he was ranked below Toliver and Randle (among recent receivers). I think he may rank ahead of them right now and since he may very well be the number one target all year long (and has a stable of QB's and a good OC to get him the ball), this year could be a very speci...
| Political Talk|| US Government On Syria - Perfect So Far? - mmcgrath on 9/2/13 at 12:57 pm|
Hasn't our response been a [b]shining example[/b] of how our government works so far?
The President investigates the chemical weapons and feels that there is enough evidence to say that the Syrian government used chemical weapons.
The administration presents the evidence to Congress who is cu...
| Tiger Rant|| TCU Dual Quarterbacks - Are they just trolling now? - mmcgrath on 8/29/13 at 7:44 am|
Could we have trouble against a dual QB system? Personally I think it would blow up in their face as LSU only seems to be vulnerable to a smooth passing game.
| Political Talk|| Texas Councilwoman on Gay Policies - - mmcgrath on 8/19/13 at 2:22 pm|
I kinda dislike any politician who so listens to political advisers that it will shape their policies. I also found her advisers on this topic to be pretty disgusting and would kick them off of my staff if they came up with some of the ideas that they were bringing up. [link=(http://thenewcivilright...
| Political Talk|| Is Anyone Disappointed that Benjamin Crump Was Never Called to the Stand? - mmcgrath on 7/19/13 at 9:18 am|
I think that [b]he orchestrated[/b] much of what went on. He appears to be a lousy lawyer who probably gets away with a lot when the cameras aren't on.
I think that the gf and parents talking about how [b]Trayvon wouldn't have led a potential sex predator back to his house[/b] is his Mickey Mous...
| Political Talk|| Do we need the IRS? - mmcgrath on 6/24/13 at 12:53 am|
I have to ask this question as the IRS is often vilified :devil: as being the henchmen for "government". [b]Do you really believe we can eliminate the IRS?[/b]
The question is relevant as apparently Sarah Palin (and a large number of general populace) believe you can: [link=(http://t.now.msn.com/...
| Political Talk|| Who Is "Palling Around" With Terrorists Now? McCain - mmcgrath on 5/30/13 at 11:54 pm|
[link=(http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/05/30/mccain-responds-to-syria-photo-controversy/?hpt=po_c2&hpt=hp_t2)]Photo Op with kidnappers[/link]
[quote]It would be "regrettable" if the identities of the men photographed with Sen. John McCain in Syria this week are confirmed to be individuals...
| Political Talk|| If 501c4's are the problem, should we just get rid of them? - mmcgrath on 5/17/13 at 10:29 pm|
... or make the rules more restrictive?
It seems that the general idea was to simplify things for neighborhood organizations, but things started getting out of whack with the employee groups (probably a nod to the unions). [b]Should we change the rules?[/b] ...
| Political Talk|| Why "Militia"? - mmcgrath on 3/15/13 at 10:39 pm|
Why would the 2nd Amendment include a reference to [b]"militia"[/b] if it wasn't the reason for gun rights? Can you cite examples in the Bill of Rights that were [u]equally[/u] extra-wordy if you thin it was just [i]extra stuff[/i]?...
| Tiger Rant|| Carmouche in the NBA? - mmcgrath on 3/7/13 at 10:15 pm|
Can anyone else see it? He has very good handle for a shooting guard and has nice size. Granted, I am talking about making a roster for a few years, not a starter, but he does have some good skills.
Could we look back at this team and see 2-3 players who had a cup of tea in the NBA?...
| Political Talk|| Gun Buy Back Programs - mmcgrath on 1/28/13 at 10:52 pm|
We just had a "successful" gun buy back in Trenton NJ. The local prosecutor's office and attorney general spent about $245K plus vouchers for more in buying 2600 guns in 2 days. Roughly 25% of the guns were considered "illegal" guns by the prosecutor, including "sawed-off shotguns".
| Political Talk|| Would you support a UN Resolution concerning drone attacks? - mmcgrath on 1/24/13 at 9:06 pm|
Like it or not, this may very well be the new [b]"arms race"[/b] in a couple of years.
And without the mutually assured destruction that would encompass politicians as well, it might be more difficult to control if we don't unite and get ahead of the curve.
| Tiger Rant|| Watching the All Star Classic at 3pm EST Today? DIrect TV:613, CBS SD, - mmcgrath on 1/19/13 at 8:31 am|
There are 5 tigers participating: Drew Alleman, Russell Shepard, Josh Dworaczyk, Chancey Aghayere, and Josh Downs.
Don't know how this guy wrote an article and missed Shepard: [link=(http://www.no...
| Political Talk|| Dodged a Bullet Already - mmcgrath on 1/17/13 at 6:15 pm|
[link=(http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2013/01/security_guard_leaves_gun_unat.html#incart_river)]Security Guard Leaves Gun In School Bathrrom[/link]
[quote]A security officer at a Lapeer charter school left a firearm unattended in a school bathroom on Monday, Jan. 14, a school official sa...
| Political Talk|| Is it time to ask Romney about his Secret Economic Plan? - mmcgrath on 1/7/13 at 8:06 am|
Too soon? I am curious what amazing multi-trillion dollar loopholes he was going to close. ...
| Tiger Rant|| No Killer Instinct - mmcgrath on 1/1/13 at 11:37 am|
[b]No Killer Instinct[/b]
This is the one thing that strikes me again and again with CLM, and I think it effects the team as a whole.
After the first TD I was thinking this [b]game could be a blowout[/b], yet I have seen enough games to know that you don't even think of letting up til late in ...
| Political Talk|| How much income should be taxed higher? $250K? $400K? $??? - mmcgrath on 12/29/12 at 11:49 am|
Both sides are arguing over the income threshold to start the repeal of the Bush tax cuts this year. Since that appears to be one of the sticking points in the Fiscal Cliff Debate, what number would you settle for? Are you a hard liner for the high or low number or would you be OK with any number in...
| Political Talk|| New Rules Coming - mmcgrath on 12/22/12 at 11:21 pm|
I have been pretty open minded on the subject. I thought that guns were OK... that as long as there was an effort to keep guns out of the hands of bad guys and the mentally ill, I was OK with whatever fire power you owned. But with everyone pointing to the 2nd Amendment and Switzerland, I think I ha...
| Political Talk|| Gun Free School Zones - mmcgrath on 12/17/12 at 9:49 am|
From what I have read, the federal gun free school zone law has virtually no effect on the Connecticut school shooting. It only affects people in states that allow unlicensed concealed weapons and even in those a teacher could still carry a concealed gun into a school if they were licensed.