| SEC Rant|| Thoughts from the OM vs. Mizzou game - Toddy on 11/24/13 at 3:48 am|
Just in from the game. First of all, congrats to Mizzou for a hard fought game. The Rebs played tough, but Mizzou was the better team tonight. I want so bad to say that y'alls fans are a-holes and you desereved to lose onight (yes I'm fricked up as shite rite now(), but I cannot. Had a great time...
| Political Talk|| Jury awards $362,653 to teacher falsely accused by pre-teen girls - Toddy on 11/18/13 at 10:50 am|
I think this is to be commended. These little shits tried to ruin this man's life. Now they're going to have to pay.
[quote]Two years after San Jose schoolgirls branded a teacher as a "perv" and "creeper" who inappropriately touched kids and peeked into their restroom, a civil jury Friday found ...
| Political Talk|| Marco Rubio raising money for group that tries to turn gay people straight - Toddy on 11/12/13 at 7:18 pm|
It's beginning to look like Marco Rubio is nothing more than a male version of Michele Bachmann
[quote]Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) will speak at a fundraising dinner this week honoring Mat Staver, an ardent anti-gay activist who has defended Malawi's ban on homosexuality. Staver is suing New Jersey...
| Political Talk|| Ignoring pleas for help, police let non violent pot offender die in his cell - Toddy on 11/7/13 at 10:49 am|
Another casualty from the idiotic war on drugs. :casty:
[quote]Twenty-two year-old Michael Saffioti met with the dangerous consequences of marijuana use. Michael, just like roughly half of the 1.64 million arrested for “drugs” each year, was a victim of America’s senseless drug war and its bobb...
| Political Talk|| Why Cuccinelli lost the election - Toddy on 11/5/13 at 9:27 pm|
This pretty much sums up why he lost. People weren't voting for McAuliffe, they were voting against Cuccinelli.
[quote]By defeating Republican nominee Ken Cuccinelli II in the gubernatorial election Tuesday, Virginia voters rejected one of the most openly-right wing politicians in the country.
| Political Talk|| Senate to begin debate on ENDA - Toddy on 11/4/13 at 8:58 pm|
Looks like there's enough republican support to pass it. The House is less certain. John Boehner thinks it's perfectly acceptable to fire somebody because they're gay so who knows whats going to happen.
[quote]Washington (CNN) -- The U.S. Senate voted Monday to begin debate on an anti-discrimina...
| SEC Rant|| Ole Miss reprimands staffer for supporting LSU during Magnolia Bowl - Toddy on 10/31/13 at 5:06 pm|
We need to vet our staffers better. :lol:
[quote]A University of Mississippi employee learned the importance of school spirit this month after being reprimanded by an administrator for cheering on an opposing team during a home football game. The reprimand came in the form of a mass letter from ...
| Political Talk|| WalMart to get stuck with food stamp spending spree - Toddy on 10/15/13 at 9:15 pm|
Why didn't they limit each card to $50 like they were supposed to ? They thought the government would pay for it. They're just as greedy as the sorry things that were pulling everything off the shelves.
[quote]A couple of Louisiana Walmart stores will be stuck with most of the bill after foo...
| SEC Rant|| Why did LSU come up with idea of the Magnolia Bowl ? - Toddy on 10/13/13 at 6:38 pm|
I've read countless posts on this forum that LSU doesn't regard Ole Miss as its rival.
Yet, it was representatives of the LSU student body that contacted Ole Miss about naming the annual football game. :lol:
| Political Talk|| GOP Rep. : 'Pride' is the reason Republicans won't reopen the government - Toddy on 10/7/13 at 11:05 am|
It's no longer about Obamacare. At least he's being honest. :lol:
[quote]WASHINGTON -- With the government shutdown in its fifth day, many Republicans have conceded the fight is no longer about Obamacare. Rep. Dennis Ross (R-Fla.) added his name to the list on Saturday, saying the matter now bo...
| Political Talk|| PPP memorandum : GOP in grave danger of losing House in 2014 - Toddy on 10/6/13 at 4:37 pm|
PPP has just released new poll results and it's not pretty for the GOP. Even gerrymandering may not save them from losing the House next year.
[quote]Public Policy Polling has just surveyed 24 House districts currently occupying by Republicans. In 17 of them, a generic Democratic candidate...
| Political Talk|| Going viral : Tea Party congressman chastises park ranger for doing her job - Toddy on 10/3/13 at 7:02 pm|
I'm at a loss of words for this. This man (along with his cronies) is responsible for the parks being closed. This idiot goes off on this poor lady for doing her damn job. :casty:
[quote]A Tea Party Congressman whose vote on Sunday led to the federal government shutdown on Tuesday, forced a Park ...
| Political Talk|| Meet a Republican who came to love Obamacare - Toddy on 10/2/13 at 8:34 pm|
[quote]Butch Matthews is a 61-year-old former small business owner from Little Rock, Arkansas who used to wake up every morning at 4 A.M. to deliver canned beverages to retailers before retiring in 2010. A lifelong Republican, he was heavily skeptical of the Affordable Care Act when it ...
| Political Talk|| Rubio kills nomination of gay AA judge to make right wingers happy - Toddy on 9/24/13 at 8:16 pm|
This comes after he supported his nomination. :casty:
[quote]Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) has withdrawn his support of a gay African-American judge from Miami who was poised to make the leap to the federal bench, and possibly savaged the nominee’s professional reputation in the process. According to t...
| Political Talk|| Texas and Mississippi defy the Pentagon - Toddy on 9/3/13 at 8:40 pm|
All of the other states that still ban gays from marrying are abiding by the federal directive. Someone needs to explain to Rick Perry and Phil Bryant that the federal government trumps state policy on this issue. :casty:
[quote]The Texas National Guard refused to process requests from same-sex c...
| Political Talk|| Judge declares gay marriage legal in New Mexico - Toddy on 8/27/13 at 11:24 am|
The dominoes continue to fall.
[quote]In 49 out of 50 states, marriage equality is either legal or it's not. There's no ambiguity -- under state law, same-sex couples either have the ability to get legally married or they are explicitly prohibited from doing so.
The exception is New Mexico, ...
| Political Talk|| Ohio AG announces attempt to strip dying man of last wish - Toddy on 7/25/13 at 6:47 pm|
The poor guy only has a few days to live. The federal judge has already stated that his ruling only applies to this case. To show such a lack of compassion for a fellow human being As Mike DeWine is doing is almost unfathomable.
[quote]John Arthur is dying. He is in the terminal stages of Lou ...
| Political Talk|| Family saved by George Zimmerman cancels press conference - Toddy on 7/25/13 at 11:09 am|
No doubt they're afraid of getting death threats i they publicly thank him for saving them. :casty:
[quote]A Florida couple rescued from an overturned SUV by George Zimmerman last week have cancelled a planned news conference over concerns about being associated with Trayvon Martin's killer.
| Political Talk|| Gay marriage lawsuit to be filed against the state of Alabama - Toddy on 6/29/13 at 11:14 am|
It will be interesting to see how this plays out. One of Kennedy's reasonings for striking down DOMA was that DOMA was enacted out of animosity and hatred toward gays. I can almost guarantee that this will be one the arguments in a lawsuit against ALabama.
Of course the AG of Alabama and (I assum...
| Political Talk|| The people at the Alliance Defense Fund are delusional - Toddy on 6/26/13 at 12:46 pm|
They just said that only the four people that challenged Prop 8 can get married, that it doesn't apply to the whole state.
Every legal analysis I've read on this today says that this opens the way for all gays to get married in California again.
| Political Talk|| Kennedy implied that gay marriage must come to the whole country - Toddy on 6/26/13 at 11:11 am|
He says you cannot put gays into a separate category and discriminate against them.
Is anyone else surprised he issued such a broad ruling ?? ...
| Political Talk|| Well, tomorrow should be decision day for Prop 8 and DOMA - Toddy on 6/25/13 at 12:42 pm|
The rulings should be released at 10:00 am EST.
The consensus seems to be that Section 3 of DOMA will be struck down and I am optimistic that will happen. I wish I could be as optimistic about Prop 8 but I'm not. The very best outcome IMO that is realistic is that they refuse the case because o...
| Political Talk|| Snowden did NOT board the flight to Cuba - Toddy on 6/24/13 at 11:29 am|
Do you think Moscow is going to capitulate to Obama's demands? Or maybe they're retaining him in Russia for questioning?
| Political Talk|| Texas man kills prostitute over $150, gets acquitted - Toddy on 6/6/13 at 10:35 pm|
Jury doesn't convict him because she didn't provide the services promised, so he is therefore justified in killing her.
[quote]Ezekiel Gilbert was acquitted of murder charges in Texas for shooting and killing a prostitute he met on CraigsList who took his $150 in exchange for sex, t...
| Political Talk|| IRS targeted gay rights organization - Toddy on 6/6/13 at 11:09 am|
So much for the cooked up conspiracy that the IRS only targeted conservative groups.
[quote]A group founded by Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson and his fiancé Justin Mikita to support marriage equality was among those targeted for special scrutiny by the Internal Revenue Service, according...
| Political Talk|| Christie opts to not appoint Lautenberg's successor - Toddy on 6/4/13 at 4:44 pm|
Republicans are pissed. He's calling a for a special election instead. He's basically just handed the senate seat to Cory Booker.
[quote]Republicans are fuming over New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's decision to hold an early special election to fill the seat of the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg, wit...
| Political Talk|| Poll: Americans trust Hillary over congressional Repubs, re: Benghazi - 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 - 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 - 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 " - 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...