| Political Talk|| Poll: Americans trust Hillary over congressional Repubs, re: Benghazi - Colonel Toddy on 5/14/13 at 5:05 pm|
[quote]A new poll released by Public Policy Polling on Monday shows that the American people trust Hillary Clinton over Congressional Republicans in respect to the situation in Benghazi. Among those polled, 49 percent trust Clinton compared to only 39 percent who trust Congressional Republicans. Cli...
| Political Talk|| When the IRS targeted liberals during the Bush presidency - Colonel Toddy on 5/14/13 at 11:20 am|
A little perspective here.
[quote]While few are defending the Internal Revenue Service for targeting some 300 conservative groups, there are two critical pieces of context missing from the conventional wisdom on the “scandal.” First, at least from what we know so far, the groups were not targeted...
| Political Talk|| Progress continues, Minnesota becomes the 12th state to legalize gay marriage - Colonel Toddy on 5/13/13 at 9:54 pm|
and the sixth in six months. Senate voted 37-30 to legalize and the governor will sign the bill.
This state is a great example of how GOP efforts to use gay marriage for political benefit can backfire. After they got control of both houses they pushed a constitutional amendment to ban gays from m...
| Political Talk|| "Neighbors became suspicious after seeing naked women on leashes crawling " - Colonel Toddy on 5/7/13 at 8:42 pm|
around on all fours. WTF ?? The police were allegedly called throughout the years.
[quote]As police sift through the ramshackle Cleveland home where three women who'd been missing for almost a decade were recovered yesterday afternoon, neighbors of the three brothers arrested for the kidnapping...
| Political Talk|| Progress continues, Delaware becomes 11th state to legalize gay marriage - Colonel Toddy on 5/7/13 at 6:54 pm|
and the sixth in less than two years. The Senate voted 12-9 today to legalize and the governor has already signed the bill.
IN the not too distant past, legislatures and voters were tripping over themselves with dizzying speed passing statutes and constitutional amendments banning gay couples fr...
| Political Talk|| Jason Collins wore No. 98 jersey in honor of Matthew Shepherd - Colonel Toddy on 4/30/13 at 3:47 pm|
Very powerful statement here. Collins would make an excellent speaker to combat bullying in schools IMO.
[quote]CHEYENNE, Wyo. – The mother of a gay University of Wyoming student who was robbed and beaten to death in 1998 says she finds it touching that NBA veteran Jason Collins honored her son ...
| Political Talk|| Sandra Day O'Connor appears to be having second thoughts on Bush v. Gore - Colonel Toddy on 4/29/13 at 10:43 am|
Thoughts ? I do think the way the vote played out exposed the partisan bias on the SCOTUS.
[quote]Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor hasn't given much thought to which was the most important case she helped decide during her 25 years on the bench. But she has no doubt which w...
| Political Talk|| Police find body of student falsely accused of Boston bombings - Colonel Toddy on 4/24/13 at 10:18 pm|
[quote] Sunil Tripathi, a 22-year-old student at Brown University, had been missing since mid-March.
On Tuesday, Tripathi's body was discovered in the Providence River by the coach of the Brown University crew team during practice. He was found near a hotel about a mile away from his ...
| Political Talk|| Progress continues, Rhode Island becomes 10th state to legalize gay marriage - Colonel Toddy on 4/24/13 at 9:59 pm|
and the ninth since 2008. The pundits said the vote was too close to call in the Senate of the most Catholic state in the country. It passed 26-12 with all five Republican senators voting "yes". (it has to go back to the House where it's already passed overwhelmingly, but it's a done deal). It's m...
| Political Talk|| Has the muslim world contributed anything meaningful to society ? - Colonel Toddy on 4/22/13 at 9:45 pm|
In the last 500 years or so? ...
| Political Talk|| RNC reaffirms commitment to exclusion - Colonel Toddy on 4/12/13 at 9:57 pm|
Can anyone please tell me what the point of this is? Everyone knows what the official Republican position on this issue is. Is this just a way for the religious right to let everyone know that they're still in control the the party ?
I guess the idea the GOP had to rebrand itself is being shelv...
| Political Talk|| Republican National Committeeman condemns 'filthy homosexuals' - Colonel Toddy on 3/29/13 at 11:12 am|
with a post on Facebook. Good God, this is like something straight out of the Jesse Helms era. Ironic that this comes right after the report the GOP released about needing to 'rebrand itself'. :casty:
I see a coalition of young Republicans are calling for his resignation.
Wonder what Reince ...
| Political Talk|| Bill O'Reilly : Gay marriage opponents can only 'thump the Bible" - Colonel Toddy on 3/27/13 at 8:32 pm|
in their arguments .
Are you surprised he said this?
[quote]Bill O'Reilly said Tuesday that the opponents of same-sex marriage have been unable to do anything but "thump the Bible" in their arguments.
Speaking to Megyn Kelly about the Supreme Court's hearing on Proposition 8, O'Reilly--who...
| Political Talk|| NBC : SCOTUS not prepared to issue sweeping gay rights ruling - Colonel Toddy on 3/26/13 at 2:43 pm|
I was afraid of this. They aren't ready. It sounds like they're not going to take the Prop 8 case at all because of the standing issue. If that happens, gay marriage will be legal in California but would not apply to any other state. Interestingly, if this does happen would this establish a precede...
| Political Talk|| John Robert's lesbian cousin to attend Prop 8 hearing - Colonel Toddy on 3/25/13 at 12:46 pm|
She will sit in seating reserved for family and friends of the Chief Justice.
If Roberts votes to strike down Prop 8, will the gay marriage opponents accuse him of being biased (like they did with the gay judge Vaughn Walker, the federal judge who initially declared Prop 8 unconstitutional) ?
| Political Talk|| If Hillary decides to run in 2016..... - Colonel Toddy on 3/22/13 at 12:40 pm|
She would be such a huge favorite to win the Democratic ticket, don't you think the whole nomination process would basically be a coronation for her?
This would give the Dems a huge lead/ advantage while the GOP dukes it out in bitter primary fight.
Or am I off base here ?
| Political Talk|| 12 yr. old kid's heartfelt letter (video) to Justice John Roberts goes viral - Colonel Toddy on 3/21/13 at 12:24 am|
An adopted kid asks John Roberts to make the right decision on Prop 8 and DOMA. (Roberts has two adopted children)
[quote]Daniel read his letter aloud in a video posted to YouTube. As a young child, he was informed he “unadoptable” because of suffering from Goldenhar syndrome, a genetic disorder....
| Political Talk|| Dying vet writes scathing letter to George Bush and Dick Cheney - Colonel Toddy on 3/19/13 at 9:36 pm|
A very painfully intense letter. I feel bad for him, although no one forced him to enter the military.
What are your thoughts on this?
[quote]To: George W. Bush and Dick Cheney
From: Tomas Young
[i]I write this letter on the 10th anniversary of the Iraq War on behalf of my fellow Iraq War...
| Political Talk|| Hillary Clinton endorses gay marriage - Colonel Toddy on 3/18/13 at 10:34 am|
Thank you future President Clinton :bow:
[quote]Former and perhaps future presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton endorsed gay marriage in a video released Monday.
Gays and lesbians are "full and equal citizens and deserve the rights of citizenship," Clinton said in the video released...
| Political Talk|| Obama now says state gay marriage bans are unconstitutional - Colonel Toddy on 3/13/13 at 10:43 am|
This is a huge shift for him. He had previously said this should be decided by the states.
[quote]President Obama’s endorsement of marriage equality was an historic occasion, but he also qualified it somewhat by suggesting that states should continue to decide whether to discriminate against the...
| Political Talk|| Under attack by Christian Right, Vanderbilt fights for its police force - Colonel Toddy on 3/5/13 at 2:55 pm|
I thought only liberals tried to tell private entities what to do ??
[quote][b]Incredulous Vanderbilt officials were forced to come to the legislature today to argue against a bill yanking the university police’s authority to make arrests.[/b] This brilliant proposal comes from the Christian Righ...
| Political Talk|| Clint Eastwood signs brief asking the SCOTUS to overturn Prop 8 - Colonel Toddy on 2/28/13 at 11:38 am|
I don't believe I said anything bad about Eastwood during the RNC convention or the election season last year but if I did, I take it all back. He's obviously an OK guy.
[quote]Breitbart News has learned exclusively that Clint Eastwood has signed an amicus brief to the Supreme Court, supporting ...
| Political Talk|| Mexico Supreme Court cites Brown vs.BOE to rule in favor of gay marriage - Colonel Toddy on 2/19/13 at 8:02 pm|
They also used the interracial marriage case, [i]Loving v. Virginia[/i]
[quote]After Mexico's supreme court ruled that the state of Oaxaca's ban on marriage rights for same-sex couples was unconstitutional in December, the court has now released its official ruling, which cites American legal pre...
| Political Talk|| Greek Reporter : Hillary will run in 2016 - Colonel Toddy on 2/12/13 at 8:29 pm|
[quote]Angelo Tsakopoulos, a close friend and top political donor to the Clintons as well as the Democratic Party, confirmed that Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic candidate in the next Presidential election.
Tsakopoulos told Greek Reporter that the former Secretary of State wil...
| Political Talk|| A gay dad invites Justice Anthony Kennedy to dinner.... - Colonel Toddy on 2/10/13 at 12:16 pm|
While the Westboro Baptists, House Republicans, and Southern Baptist Convention have all filed amicus briefs to the SCOTUS supporting DOMA, Prop 8, and the continued treatment of gays as second class citizens in this country, this guy has a more direct, and personal approach to explain his oppositio...
| Political Talk|| All first graders in MO will be required to take an NRA sponsored gun class - Colonel Toddy on 1/30/13 at 2:54 pm|
if this legislation passes.
What do you think of this mandate?
[quote]Students in Missouri have no sexual education requirement, so there’s a good chance they don’t know how to properly protect themselves from STIs or unintended pregnancy. Soon, though, they may be able to protect themselves...
| Political Talk|| Boy Scouts close to ending ban on gays - Colonel Toddy on 1/28/13 at 8:49 pm|
I would imagine that pressure from some of the chapters is why this is happening, although I'm still kind of surprised by this.
[quote]The Boy Scouts of America, one of the nation’s largest private youth organizations, is actively considering an end to its decades-long policy of banning gay scout...
| Political Talk|| Cory Booker comes to aid of freezing dog - Colonel Toddy on 1/24/13 at 9:22 pm|
I think we all can all laud him for this. :bow:
[quote]NEWARK, N.J. (WABC) -- Eyewitness News reporter Toni Yates and her crew spotted a dog left out in the cold in Newark Thursday evening.
She and her crew stopped back several times to see if the dog had been taken inside, but it had not and...
| Political Talk|| How Republicans are trying to rig the 2016 election - Colonel Toddy on 1/24/13 at 11:11 am|
Well, this is pretty ingenious. If the GOP can get by with cheating on this big of a scale they may win the WH after all.
[quote]Yesterday, Virginia Republicans took the first step to move a GOP plan to rig the Electoral College forward in that state. Similar plans are under consideration in Pen...
| SEC Recruiting|| Treadwell's commitment to Ole Miss is of seismic proportions - Colonel Toddy on 1/18/13 at 11:30 am|
Freeze has made a believer out of me.
[quote]Let’s be clear from the start: This has nothing to do with Ole Miss’ recruitment of defensive end Robert Nkemdiche and defensive back Antonio Conner. This is not meant to diminish their importance to the Rebels’ 2013 recruiting class.
But the comm...