| Political Talk|| Should the "New Urbanists" support St. George? - hawkster on 1/17/14 at 4:15 pm|
I'm referring to those who believe that walking communities, vibrant downtowns, bike lanes, public transportation, town squares, etc. are the answers for modern living.
Wouldn't they be able to advance their social and political causes more successfully if Baton Rouge isolated its own city gove...
| Political Talk|| How long before Obama proposes the Boston Bombing Relief Boondoggle? - hawkster on 4/16/13 at 10:16 am|
And how many other liberal programs, communities, politicians and special interests will be included in the windfall of federal spending he'll propose?
Republicans who oppose the obvious, exploitative and opportunistic political payoffs that will be included in the relief package need to brace fo...
| O-T Lounge|| Second robbery today on Florida Blvd? - hawkster on 3/9/13 at 12:09 pm|
First donut shop, now bank?
Police, EMS, BRFD out in force at Capital One Bank in Broadmoor Shopping Center....
| Political Talk|| ACLU and Catholic Church in politics - hawkster on 2/5/13 at 2:19 pm|
I thought the ACLU supported separation of church and state. Why haven't they chimed in to protest the catholic bishops' attempted interference in the legal system through coercion of the catholic governor?
Shouldn't the ACLU urge the governor to ignore religious influence in the carrying out ...
| Political Talk|| Why no pictures of the Biden-Landrieu love fest? - hawkster on 1/27/13 at 12:03 pm|
It's a shame no one remembered to bring a camera to the Biden fundraiser for Landrieu. I know that Crazy Joe and Chubby Mary aren't camera-shy. I guess it's just a bizarre coincidence that their were so few visual recordings of their shared affection for each other's statesmanship.
| Political Talk|| Does it look like a 1.5 mile daily walk would help or harm this politician? - hawkster on 1/18/13 at 11:50 am|
or her constituent?
| Political Talk|| Why should republicans care about Colin Powell's opinion on anything? - hawkster on 1/13/13 at 7:39 pm|
Powell is making a big deal of endorsing Hagel for Secretary of Defense and attacking GOP for opposing him.
Regardless of Powell's service in earlier administrations, he has openly backed Obama in the last two presidential elections, yet still claims that he's a republican. That's complete bul...
| Political Talk|| Is anyone paying their CATS property tax under protest? - hawkster on 12/20/12 at 9:48 am|
Here's an interesting article from the Advocate explaining that you can keep Capital Area Transit System (CATS) from spending your property tax payment unless and until they can successfully defend the lawsuit on the tax's legality.
| Political Talk|| Gun rights or Miranda rights? Which leads to more murders? - hawkster on 12/17/12 at 10:07 am|
[quote]This is an honest question and not intended as a flame or whatever.[/quote]
[quote]I really tried to resist starting this thread, but alas, I had to do it.[/quote]
[quote]This really is more of a political process question than one of ideology. It's not meant to flame.[/quote]
| Political Talk|| When else should Obama's "regardless of the politics" apply? - hawkster on 12/16/12 at 1:16 pm|
Obama worshippers claim that his "regardless of the politics" phrase in the Connecticut Massacre speech is a noble and presidential sentiment. They deny that it was an opportunistic cheap shot at Republicans and gun control, and claim it was some kind of ultra-responsible nonpartisan challenge.
| Political Talk|| How much did your EBR property tax bill increase this year? - hawkster on 12/6/12 at 7:30 pm|
Mine went up almost $400. ...
| O-T Lounge|| Supposed to fly out of NO on Thursday morning. - hawkster on 8/27/12 at 3:06 pm|
Think It'll work?
| O-T Lounge|| Where can I rent a small travel trailer for a long weekend? - hawkster on 8/13/12 at 5:05 pm|
Around Baton Rouge, no long trip, just for a big reunion at a friends house in early October....
| Movie/TV Board|| How long till the SyFy channel does a Louisiana sinkhole movie? - hawkster on 8/11/12 at 3:41 am|
Can't wait for this one. Pipeline explosions, alligator swarms, oil well blowouts, rivers swallowed up, huge new inland seas, just think of all the possibilities waiting to be served up by the brilliant minds at SyFy. ...
| O-T Lounge|| State police not capable of traffic control - hawkster on 7/29/12 at 11:10 pm|
90 minutes to travel 13 miles on I12 at Robert, LA. Because State Police cannot find an efficient way to direct a traffic merger. (I know it's just beneath them and their heroic mission.). Oh yeah, I'm mad. ...
| Music Board|| Butch Hancock at Red Dragon Saturday night - hawkster on 7/7/12 at 3:58 pm|
The Red Dragon hosting one of the greatest songwriters in Texas or anywhere else tonight. Butch Hancock.
[link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfXzU2g9KzU)]Butch Hancock - Midnight Train[/link]
[link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6ezc2sIklg)]Butch Hancock - If You Were A Bluebird[/link]
| Political Talk|| Looks like LSU will have company in censure from AAUP? - hawkster on 6/20/12 at 1:24 pm|
Oregon State has fired (actually just not renewed contract) of highly acclaimed professor who is also a global warming skeptic. Striking similarities to the Van Heerden case at LSU.
| Money Talk|| Notified by Chase that the "draw" period of my home equity loan is ending - hawkster on 5/4/12 at 8:13 am|
Should I bother with securing a new home equity loan from Chase? Or should I let this inconvenience manufactured by Chase steer me and my banking business to another institution? Should I shop for the best banking deals across the range of services, and give Chase a chance to match them to keep my...
| Political Talk|| If the new Southeast EBR school district does break away, - hawkster on 4/23/12 at 5:40 pm|
what's to stop the remaining disaster of a school system from repeating the CATS plan and bussing black people to the polls to pass a massive new tax for the ghetto schools?
| Political Talk|| Seniors are confusing me with their Office of Elderly Affairs claims - hawkster on 4/17/12 at 12:19 pm|
Apparently, they don't trust the governor, but they want to keep the program in the Governor's Office instead of moving to another agency?...
| Food and Drink Board|| Henderson, LA restaurants - any recommendations? - hawkster on 4/1/12 at 1:36 pm|
Haven't eaten in Henderson, LA in years. I guess Pat's and Robin's are still going. Are either one of them worth a visit? Are there other restaurants nearby with better food?...
| Food and Drink Board|| If wine and beer brands had to rely on taste instead of... - hawkster on 3/3/12 at 1:01 pm|
catchy names and labels, how many brands would disappear due to lack of interest?...
| Political Talk|| Blatant hypocrisy at Baton Rouge Advocate - hawkster on 1/30/12 at 11:04 am|
The front page of the Monday edition of the Advocate has a two big stories about criminals and their post-conviction activities.
One is about serial killer Derrick Todd Lee and a sleazy internet entrepreneur who is selling Lee's sketches online. The story expresses the outrage and disgust that y...
| Political Talk|| Anyone really believe that John Edwards, - hawkster on 1/13/12 at 3:27 pm|
the lying, conniving, professional sleazeball, really has a medical condition justifying a delay of his trial? Or just the same kind of cynical trial lawyer tactics that made him rich and famous in the first place?
And don't try to tell me the letter came from his cardiologist. He has a team of...
| Tiger Rant|| The mystery is solved. Miles is off the hook. - hawkster on 1/13/12 at 9:03 am|
Here's the story. Despite amazing efforts during the month-long preparations - Miles, his coaching staff, and even team leaders couldn't get through to the whole team. The lack of focus might have been due to complacency, or resentment over facing Bama again so quickly. Not even backups were sho...
| Tiger Rant|| I might accept the "I didn't see it coming" defense, if - hawkster on 1/12/12 at 10:13 am|
Miles had blown a chance for the National Championship by losing a fluke game to Western Kentucky or NLU by completely failing to plan, motivate or make in-game adjustments.
But he could at least explain what he did see coming from Alabama on Monday night. ...
| Tiger Rant|| Limiting Bama to field goals hurt us because it kept - hawkster on 1/10/12 at 1:01 pm|
the game too close for Miles to take a chance on Lee and his reputation for interceptions. When it was 9-0 or 12-0, then a touchdown by either team could have made a huge impact on the outcome.
Bama could have put it beyond reach with 7 and LSU might have awakened their offense with a TD. But...
| Tiger Rant|| If LSU's defense had stuffed Bama's rollout and short passes - hawkster on 1/10/12 at 11:33 am|
beginning with the first series of downs and every series thereafter, do you think that Saban would have continued to run it for the entire game?...
| Food and Drink Board|| Breakfast between BR and Marksville - hawkster on 12/13/11 at 5:53 pm|
Can anyone recommend a cafe for breakfast somewhere between BR and Marksville? Could be New Roads, Livonia, Morganza, Fordoche, whatever? Nothing fancy, even just a decent biscuit and bacon or something like that.
| Political Talk|| Agency feels that crime cameras are ruining the Vieux Carre - hawkster on 11/19/11 at 11:04 am|
The Vieux Carre Commission in New Orleans is objecting to crime cameras because they don't look historic. With streets full of t-shirts, upchuck, neon, thugs, litter, Chinese beads, homeless, and mental cases, not to mention mugging and murder victims, do you agree that regulation of crime cameras ...