| 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.
| Tiger Rant|| Does anyone dispute that taking it easy on the cupcake teams early in the season - mmcgrath on 11/26/12 at 9:15 am|
... [b]hurts our offense in our first big games?[/b] I think this was in dispute in previous seasons since there were so many other reasons / excuses for our poor offense, but I think this year it really showed. Even now our offense is probably not as good as it could be, but you can see the progres...
| Political Talk|| What Would US Debt be if McCain Won in 2008? - mmcgrath on 11/25/12 at 2:23 pm|
Being that the US Debt is at $16 Trillion right now, [b]what would the US debt have been if Obama lost and we had McCain[/b] and you know who for the last 4 years?
Remember that TARP was already done and McCain had no clear withdrawal plans for Iraq as far as I knew. Would McCain have bailed out...
| Political Talk|| Is the Republican Hate for the Media Wearing on Everybody? - mmcgrath on 11/18/12 at 10:29 am|
Everything is either "You are with us or against us" and the general snide comments from supporters is like watching a bunch of robots.
I am pretty sure that most Americans find very little bias in most of the news outlets other than MSNBC and Fox. We [b]enjoy having a good news outlet[/b] especi...
| Political Talk|| Please Dispute the following claims about Welfare - mmcgrath on 11/12/12 at 9:56 am|
1) Welfare rules are controlled by the [u]states[/u], not the Federal government.
2) Most states (if not all) providing welfare [u]require[/u] work able adults to [u]get a job[/u] immediately after receiving benefits.
3) There is [u]nothing wrong[/u] with someone who has worked 10+ years of their...
| Political Talk|| Was Paul Ryan a Good Choice? - mmcgrath on 11/7/12 at 7:18 am|
Mitt Romney said in his concession speech that Paul Ryan was his best decision after his wife. I don't see how Ryan helped him. He wasn't an effective attack dog and his credibility issues hurt the ticket.
Do you agree or disagree with Mitt?...
| Political Talk|| Invitation to the Romney Supporters - mmcgrath on 11/6/12 at 11:12 pm|
I will be on the Poli board tomorrow and hopefully we can stir up the old threads talking about the GDP, tax rates, and other real issues that need to be taken care of.
President Obama, the Dems, and the R's are going to need some mandates from common people across political borders. Why not st...
| Political Talk|| Does anyone really care for the split screen showing the other guy listening? - mmcgrath on 10/16/12 at 9:41 pm|
I find it really annoying this year in all of the debates. It is like reality television. If people really want to see what the other guy does when he is sitting down pretending to listen to the opponent they should be forced to log into a website [b]like Big Brother![/b]
Seriously, this year it ...
| Tiger Rant|| Punt Returns: Did OBJ look great or is he starting to scare you? - mmcgrath on 10/15/12 at 1:41 pm|
To some extent I appreciate that the coaching staff wants to get more aggressive on punt returns, but some of those returns were downright risky on Saturday. I thought he was going to dial it down late with the lead but he still dove into traffic to make a fair catch.
Just curious how everyone f...
| Tiger Rant|| Did someone kill the Meerkat (offense)? - mmcgrath on 10/14/12 at 5:34 pm|
I don't recall seeing it at all last night. We simply lined up and snapped the ball with plenty on the play clock. Awesome!
:nana: :nana: :jump2: :geauxtigers:
I really hope we keep it that way. Its one of the things that has been wrong with this team. There are still some simple things they...
| Political Talk|| You guys like the talk about 47% and 30%... why didn't Ryan own it last night? - mmcgrath on 10/12/12 at 1:50 pm|
Do you guys think there is a good reason why Ryan didn't just up and say "Yeah I said that!" when Biden brought up his comment about how 30% of Americans are takers? ...
| Political Talk|| Medicare Voucher Program vs ObamaCare - mmcgrath on 10/12/12 at 9:45 am|
Do you think that Romney is losing ground against ObamaCare because of the Ryan plan for Medicare?
When Ryan was nominated it seemed like the Romney campaign was distancing themselves from the Medicare voucher system but now it seems like they are ready to fully adopt it.
In the VP debate Rya...
| Political Talk|| If the Unemployment Rate is really 7.8% or lower does that change any R Votes? - mmcgrath on 10/7/12 at 10:55 pm|
If not, why even bother calling it a lie? How would the average Republican feel if it was 7.0%? Would that make you vote for Obama?...
| Political Talk|| Things Obama Didn't Say (Or Ask) - mmcgrath on 10/3/12 at 11:53 pm|
1) [b]OK, You're number isn't $5 Trillion. Well, What is your number?[/b]
2) So let me get this straight, people making millions of dollars won't pay less in taxes? Promise?
3) What loopholes do you plan on closing? N, please be very specific.
4) How exactly will you support education in a way th...
| Political Talk|| A Poll on Taxes: Should we Raise or Cut Them? - mmcgrath on 10/3/12 at 7:46 am|
I would like to ask everyone to answer honestly whether taxes need to be raised or lowered and who you intend to vote for.
I just don't see how you can pay for the deficit without raising taxes. ...
| Tiger Rant|| Can we fix the passing by making Boone and Landry our Primary Receivers? - mmcgrath on 9/25/12 at 8:37 am|
Both of them have been solid so far, but it seems like our offense highlights OBJ... at least early in the game. They seem ready and he may be just feeling the pressure of being the #1 receiver so early in his career.
I would like to see Shepard keep getting some throws as well. ...
| Tiger Rant|| LSU Conspiracy Theory 1,001 - Les "Takes a Knee" against Idaho - mmcgrath on 9/16/12 at 4:41 pm|
:scared: OK, this is probably only for the 15 or so of us who were watching the broadcast at the end of the game. There was a penalty for too many men on the field for the Idaho punt and Chavis goes absolutely nuts in the coaches box. My theory: [b]Les made an extra player run onto the field[/b] to...
| Tiger Rant|| What's up with the on field "Locker Room" for the QB's? - mmcgrath on 9/2/12 at 3:05 pm|
(btw, if Germans, I looked 10 pages back.)
We had fun making jokes about it last night, but its just [b]weird[/b] to physically isolate your starting QB from the rest of the team. Shouldn't the QB be a leader and show an interest in what is going on with the team? Do the wide receivers and OL's h...