| Political Talk|| Anonymous just released the name and a pic of the cop.... - Toddy on 8/14/14 at 10:31 am|
who allegedly killed the teen.
They're going to release more info in a few minutes.
I'm not linking it though....
| Political Talk|| Journalists arrested and assaulted by cops in Ferguson without cause - Toddy on 8/13/14 at 10:47 pm|
Unless, taking a pic of the cops is reason for arrest.
[quote]Two reporters working out of a McDonalds in Ferguson, Mo. say they were arrested and assaulted for no apparent reason while covering the increasingly violent clash between police and protestors on Wednesday night. Both were eventually ...
| Political Talk|| Is it a double standard the cops won't release the name of one of their own? - Toddy on 8/13/14 at 8:47 pm|
I know they're saying it's because of potential death threats.
But they NEVER have any issue releasing a regular person's name.
How can they get away with this?
| Ole Miss Sports Board|| If anyone still needs tix for Boise State, Groupon has them for $45 - Toddy on 8/11/14 at 8:59 pm|
| Ole Miss Sports Board|| It is apparently illegal for the university to rename Confederate Drive - Toddy on 8/6/14 at 11:45 am|
Mississippi Code 55-15-81 provides that streets named in honor of military units, organizations or events may not be renamed. This would certainly include a street serving a Confederate cemetery, named in memory of the men interred therein.
[quote] The relevant code section reads as foll...
| Political Talk|| House Republicans stalling resolution to honor Pope Francis - Toddy on 7/31/14 at 10:49 am|
[quote]A bipartisan resolution written to honor Pope Francis for his work towards social justice appears to be mired in Congress, reportedly due to his reputation among Republicans as being "too liberal," according to The Hill. The pope is expected to visit the United States in 2015 for the Catholic...
| Political Talk|| North Carolina Republicans are allowing people to die to prove a point - Toddy on 7/29/14 at 8:02 pm|
SHAMEFUL POLITICS: Portia Gibbs -- a 48 year old citizen from Belhaven, North Carolina who was suffering from a heart attack -- spent the last hour of her life in a parking lot waiting for a helicopter because the nearest hospital was 84 miles away.
WHY? Because GOP leaders in North Carolina refu...
| Political Talk|| Houston cop forces family to leave blind Chihuahua on roadside to die - Toddy on 7/29/14 at 3:38 pm|
At least the Mayor apologized for the a-hole cop actions.
[quote]The mayor of Houston has apologized to a family whose nearly blind dog was killed in traffic after a police officer forced them to leave it on the side of the road.
Josie Garcia told KTRK that the family pet Chihuahua, named Gue...
| Political Talk|| Remember how America treated the Jews on the St. Louis ? - Toddy on 7/15/14 at 9:02 pm|
They were refused entry and shipped back to a certain death. There is a high likelihood these kids will be sent back to places where they will be maimed, tortured, killed and raped. Any of y'all that support these children being returned to an environment like this simply have no conscience.
| Political Talk|| Gitmo prisoners cite Hobby Lobby ruling in religious liberty lawsuit - Toddy on 7/8/14 at 5:48 pm|
And so it begins...
[quote]Lawyers representing Guantanamo Bay prisoners are now invoking the recent Burwell v. Hobby Lobby ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing that if corporations are allowed to have religious rights, so should detainees.
The motions, which were filed in Washington, D.C...
| Political Talk|| Why Democrats are so confident - Toddy on 7/7/14 at 7:59 pm|
Will the GOP change before it's too late? Can it become more inclusive? I read an article earlier today that mentioned the huge inroads the Dems are even making with the Cubans.
[quote]It was a revealing convergence Monday when the five-member conservative Supreme Court majority delivered the Ho...
| Political Talk|| A reverend is alleging he got stiffed $16,000 after buying votes... - Toddy on 7/1/14 at 2:10 am|
at $15 a vote for Thad Cochran. The guy who allegedly stiffed him is an aide to Roger Wicker. This was just posted and linked from a pretty reputable Mississippi political blog (cottonmouth blog) I don't know how legit this is but there's a 20 minute audio along with pics of text messages.
| Political Talk|| Republican McDaniel voted in 2003 Democratic Primary - Toddy on 6/25/14 at 3:08 pm|
People that live in glass houses........
[quote]The conservative candidate running against Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) voted as a Democrat in Mississippi's state primary in 2003, according to records obtained by the Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, Mississippi.
The newspaper reported that voting record...
| Political Talk|| 10th Circuit rules Utah gay marriage ban unconstitutional - Toddy on 6/25/14 at 1:15 pm|
This is huge. First appellate court ruling since the various district court rulings started in December.
The 4th Circuit ruling for Virginia should be released soon and the 6th Circuit ruling in the next few months.
What will happen if all of the appellate courts rule the same way? Since the ...
| Political Talk|| One of the world's last remaining "tusker" elephants killed in Kenya - Toddy on 6/19/14 at 4:33 pm|
So sad. Elephants are being poached in such huge numbers now that they will be extinct in the wild in a few years. Equal dismal news for many other species. A sub-species of Rhino (can't remember if it was White or Black) went extinct last year. Most of the remaining tiger species are on the verge o...
| Political Talk|| Catholic school principal apologizes for Ellen photo on dance invitation - Toddy on 5/23/14 at 9:45 pm|
You know, because she's such a bad role model and all. It's A OK to solicit her help when you need something though.
[quote]The principal of a Catholic school in Bucks County is apologizing to parents for using a photo of Ellen DeGeneres on an invitation to an Oscars-themed graduation dance, a...
| Political Talk|| Oregon gay marriage ban struck down yesterday, Pennsylvania's today - Toddy on 5/20/14 at 7:44 pm|
Oregon becomes Marriage Equality State No. 18 as the state refuses to appeal the ruling. And as Pennsylvania's governor tests the political winds on whether to appeal its ruling, couples got married all across the state today.
This continues a juggernaut that began in December. In the last six mo...
| Political Talk|| Resolution opposing gay marriage fails in Arkansas legislature - Toddy on 5/16/14 at 1:16 pm|
I must say I'm VERY surprised by this. Is Arkansas THAT much different from Louisiana and Mississippi?
[quote]Arkansas lawmakers have blocked a resolution urging the state Supreme Court to uphold a ban on same-sex marriage.
A non-binding resolution objecting to a judge's decision striking down...
| Political Talk|| Michael Sam jerseys selling better than the NFL's No. 1 draft pick - Toddy on 5/13/14 at 12:53 pm|
Only Johnny Football is selling more and his have been available for two days longer. It appears Sam kissing Vito on national TV didn't hurt his appeal any.
[quote]Orders for Michael Sam's St. Louis Rams jerseys were the second-highest of any NFL rookie drafted this weekend...
| Political Talk|| Coalition of Evangelical Christians plan to boycott any team that drafts Sam - Toddy on 5/8/14 at 8:18 pm|
Unfortunately, the team that drafts Sam is going to have to deal with distractions like this. :casty:
On a side note, he has already signed an endorsement deal with VISA.
[quote]A conservative group, no doubt looking for publicity, announced it will boycott any NFL team that drafts gay playe...