| Political Talk|| State Dept approves Belgian gardening contract - Quidam65 on 4/12/13 at 7:17 pm|
But we can't protect our ambassadors in hot spots. :banghead:
| Political Talk|| University bans Knights of Columbus group over Catholicism - Quidam65 on 4/8/13 at 11:29 am|
I know it sounds like yet another garden variety story about a college religious group at odds with a college administration over the group's admittance policies restricting its members to those of like faith and practice.
Until you learn which university is doing it.
Gonzaga (yes, the one kno...
| Political Talk|| Sequester Pre-Notice Notice UPDATE: No notice for two weeks - Quidam65 on 3/21/13 at 12:14 pm|
Today at work my supervisor called me into her office (no I do not have pics, this is not the OT).
I was read a five-paragraph script saying that I would receive an official notice no earlier than tomorrow that due to the sequester, I would be furloughed for 22 "discontinuous, intermittent days" ...
| Political Talk|| Navy Secretary official response to Sequestration - Quidam65 on 3/6/13 at 8:30 am|
This is the actual response from the Secretary of the Navy as posted on its website:
If Germans I apologize....
| Political Talk|| Additional DoD Sequestration Guidance - Quidam65 on 3/6/13 at 8:23 am|
Among notable items--no more Blue Angels or Thunderbirds shows after April 1.
FYI--Robert Hale is the DoD Comptroller; he holds the purse strings within DoD....
| Political Talk|| FAA to close control towers - Quidam65 on 3/6/13 at 8:20 am|
But only those operated under contract, of course. Heaven forbid we actually eliminate any FedGov employees (though it's OK to furlough them) :banghead:
| SEC Recruiting|| Congrats to Bama 5* recruit A'Shawn Robinson - Quidam65 on 3/3/13 at 9:55 am|
He led his team (Fort Worth Arlington Heights) to the boy's basketball state tournament yesterday.
He plays the post position (at 6'5 300 lbs)....
| Political Talk|| Texas Student Punished for not reciting Pledge of Allegiance or National Anthem - Quidam65 on 2/28/13 at 8:43 am|
Of Mexico, that is.
| Political Talk|| Gun Manufacturer relocating to Texas (partially anyway) - Quidam65 on 2/22/13 at 5:57 pm|
Shield Tactical announced via its Facebook page that it's moving its retail operations from California to Shiner, Texas.
Their training division "will remain in CA until the legislature outlaws everything". :lol:
| More Sports Board|| The Pirate banned from TX high school - Quidam65 on 1/24/13 at 7:53 am|
We suspected Leach wasn't the sharpest knife in the kitchen but this may prove it.
For those not familiar, DeSoto produces quite a few D1 players (Von Miller is the most recogn...
| Political Talk|| Another (probable) consequence of higher taxes - Quidam65 on 1/21/13 at 12:04 pm|
Native Californian Phil Mickelson thinking about getting out:
Personally I would love for him to come to Texas. But Florida makes more sense as he can work on his golf game year round....
| SEC Rant|| Jack Pardee--Diagnosed with Terminal Cancer - Quidam65 on 11/27/12 at 7:46 pm|
His wife is already in hospice and now he is being moved there too.
The only player known to have made the NFL all the way from six-man football.
| More Sports Board|| Founder of Baylorfans.com dead at 32 -- aortic aneurysm - Quidam65 on 11/16/12 at 1:32 pm|
Chicken, for the love of God and TD, please take care of yourself!
Apparently it was genetic, when the Baylorfans.com founder was only 4, his dad also died of an aortic aneurysm....
| Political Talk|| Newsweek's top 10 Presidents since 1900 - Quidam65 on 9/29/12 at 3:49 pm|
1. FDR (usually heads these lists)
2. Teddy Roosevelt
3. LBJ :wtf:
6. Truman (very unpopular during his tenure, has moved up lists ever since)
7. JFK (where would he rank had he finished two terms? Higher, or does his shine wear off?)
| Political Talk|| Suddenly there came a tapping ... - Quidam65 on 9/28/12 at 10:26 am|
The topic title is what Fox News called it on its home page (the reference should be obvious).
And no I do not support the idea of a global tax.
And if Germans I apologize,...
| Money Talk|| Latest Paypal Scam--The Bancorp.com - Quidam65 on 9/14/12 at 8:17 pm|
I nearly lost $460 on this but luckily the scammers couldn't complete the deal. But it's screwed up my finances for at least a week until Paypal returns the money.
Here's what they do. They get access to your account and add another bank to your list of approved banks (the one in the title).
| Help Board|| Can we please perma-ban Rocket? - Quidam65 on 8/28/12 at 10:16 am|
His trolling has reached a new low.
One poster on the Poli Board, Alabama Slim, made the following comment in a thread involving the dispute between Governor Jindal and President Obama over disaster funding:
[quote]name on "challenge" the democrats have solved in the last four years.[/quote]
| Political Talk|| Zimmerman obtains "Stand Your Ground" hearing - Quidam65 on 8/9/12 at 8:32 am|
Cliff Notes: The state has completed its discovery and consistent with [i]Brady [/i] has turned most of it over to the defense. The defense now believes it has evidence to show self...
| Political Talk|| Latest Investment Opportunity--California School Bonds - Quidam65 on 8/8/12 at 1:31 pm|
I read it and STILL can't believe it ...
| Political Talk|| Colorado Polls not so strong for Obama - Quidam65 on 8/8/12 at 1:00 pm|
From Real Clear Politics, two new polls using Likely Voters:
Rasmussen (one day poll 8/6, 500 LV) has Obama and Romney in a dead heat at 47.
More interesting is the CBS/NYT/Quinnipiac poll (7/31-8/6, 1463 LV)--it shows Romney +5. And last I checked CBS, NYT, and Quinn aren't exactly conservat...
| More Sports Board|| WACO (Wayward Athletes & Criminals Outlet) - Quidam65 on 7/24/12 at 6:56 pm|
This is the fourth athlete this offseason with, shall we say a "checkered past", that has ended up at that "paradigm of Christian virtue" known as Baylor. :rotflmao:...
| Political Talk|| I just joined the ranks of the "Right Wing Terrorists" - Quidam65 on 7/11/12 at 8:53 pm|
This evening I joined the NRA, which I have been thinking about doing for some time.
So to our resident libs on the board ... flame away ......
| Political Talk|| Job Application--Conservatives need not Apply - Quidam65 on 7/4/12 at 4:13 pm|
Position opening for World History Lecturer at a University of Wisconsin campus (not Madison):
Below is the actual job application:
[quote]Interested persons should submit a...
| Political Talk|| Governor Moonbeam signs CA budget - Quidam65 on 6/28/12 at 8:00 am|
Last night CA Governor Jerry Brown signed several budget bills (only hours before a midnight deadline).
The key to the bills is they are dependent on -- you guessed it -- tax increases. But wait! The tax increases aren't even scheduled for voter approval until November.
And if the voters don...
| Political Talk|| What if Santa Anna had captured the Alamo ... sooner? - Quidam65 on 6/22/12 at 12:23 pm|
Sounds like we have a lot of threads on alternative history (which are actually quite fun), so here's mine.
We know that despite having a nearly 10:1 advantage in troops (and also despite cutting off possible reinforcements from Goliad), it still took Santa Anna 13 days to capture the Alamo (Febr...
| Political Talk|| NYC principal bars students from singing 'God Bless the USA' at graduation - Quidam65 on 6/10/12 at 7:52 pm|
The interesting twist on this story is that principal is a Jehovah's Witness, a religious sect known for requiring its members not to serve in a...
| O-T Lounge|| Youngest National Spelling Bee contestant - Quidam65 on 5/28/12 at 7:54 pm|
She's only six and would rather chase slugs and bounce on her trampoline.
| SEC Rant|| CBS Ad Sales up 10% for SEC Football - Quidam65 on 5/8/12 at 5:30 pm|
This will give Commissioner Slive even more chips at the table once he negotiates the MEGAPROFIT new TV deal....
| More Sports Board|| Rangers v. Boston--Rangers 6 Sawx 2 Bottom 9th - Quidam65 on 4/18/12 at 6:05 pm|
As mentioned earlier the Rangers magic number is 147. :lol:
Hambone CF (moved to LF bottom 8th)
Murphy LF (Gentry pinch-hit top 8th and to CF)
Derek P (replaced by Ogando bottom 8th, replaced by Nathan bo...
| More Sports Board|| OFFICIAL THREAD--Rangers @ Twins--4-1 Rangers FINAL - Quidam65 on 4/13/12 at 7:22 pm|
Plouffe RF (Parmalee pinch hit bottom 9th)
L. Hughes 2B (S. Burroughs pinch hit bottom 9th)
Maloney P (relieved Buron at top of 9th, who relieved Swarzak SP at top of 8th)