| Political Talk|| Thomas Duncan's Nephew: He Never Helped "A Pregnant Woman with Ebola" - trackfan on 10/15/14 at 10:33 pm|
Considering the source, I don't necessarily take this at face value, but I do wonder if Duncan didn't tell his family that he helped a pregnant woman, where did this story come from? Did the CDC go back to his neighborhood and interview his neighbors. There's certainly a lot of pressure on the CDC c...
| Political Talk|| NBC's Nancy Snyderman Violates Ebola Quarantine - trackfan on 10/15/14 at 2:13 pm|
The head of the CDC has slammed her for it, and she's apologized, but if a high-profile, medical professional like Snyderman can't be counted on to honor a quarantine, how are these west African governments going to get thousands of ordinary folks to comply?
| Political Talk|| Some French Jews Have Joined ISIS - trackfan on 10/15/14 at 12:20 am|
Not only does ISIS not discriminate when it comes to who they will kill (most of their victims are Muslim), but they also seem to be pretty open about who can join, with 1000's of Europeans and Americans having already traveled to the Mideast to wage jihad on behalf of ISIS. However, I have to admit...
| Political Talk|| The Daily Caller Calls On Rand Paul To Throw His Dad Under The Bus - trackfan on 10/10/14 at 1:06 pm|
They are actually comparing Ron Paul to Jean-Marie Le Pen. As far as I know, Ron has never said anything remotely similar to the bigoted things Le Pen has said. opefully, Rand won't heed their advice because I would lose respect for him if he did. It's alright for him to publicly disagree with his D...
| Political Talk|| Malala Wins The 2014 Nobel Peace Prize - trackfan on 10/10/14 at 6:41 am|
Along with an Indian guy named Kailash Satyarthi
| Political Talk|| Rand Paul Has Been Carousing With Bill Maher - trackfan on 10/8/14 at 3:02 pm|
I thought I'd help Rolltide out a little with his duties as the PT board's unofficial Rand Paul press secretary.
[quote]Sen. Rand Paul has spent quite a bit of time reaching out to liberals over the past year, and that list apparently now includes Bill Maher.
Paul, a libertarian-leaning Republ...
| Political Talk|| The Details Of The U.S.- Iran Nuclear Deal - trackfan on 10/6/14 at 11:41 am|
Currently Iran has 9500 centrifuges up and running, with another 10,000 on standby. The U.S. wants Iran to shutdown another 7000 - 8000 centrifuges, but the Iranians aren't willing to go that far, but might be willing to shutdown half of them, so that they'll still have 4500 - 5000 up and running. O...
| More Sports Board|| The Front Pages of Mississippi's Sunday Papers - trackfan on 10/5/14 at 8:02 am|
Whenever there's a major sporting event that's especially important and significant to a city, state or nation, I'm always eager to see the front pages of their newspapers the following day. Here are the .pdf files for four of Mississippi's newspapers front pages today:
| Political Talk|| Israeli Supreme Court Upholds Anti-Palestinian Housing Discrimination Law - trackfan on 9/29/14 at 9:15 am|
The "Mideast's only democracy" and "our best ally" once again shows the world what it really stands for.
[quote]Yesterday, Israel’s Supreme Court dismissed a petition by Adalah: The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel effectually facilitating the Judaization of more Palestinian owned ...
| Political Talk|| Eric Holder's Going-Away Gift To Muslim-Americans - trackfan on 9/27/14 at 10:08 pm|
All Libertarians should support this.
[quote]The Justice Department is expected to issue a broad new policy in the coming two to three weeks banning religious and other forms of profiling by federal law enforcement officers, department sources said Friday..
The long-awaited policy will not inc...
| Political Talk|| Arabs Release Pictures Of Pilots Who Are Bombing ISIS - trackfan on 9/25/14 at 7:06 pm|
Included in the group of pilots whose pictures have been released are a woman and a Saudi prince. I wouldn't be surprised if Obama insisted on this in order to deny the Arabs plausible deniability and to prevent the war from being characterized as a crusade on the Arab street.
| Political Talk|| Jordanians Afraid Of Blowback Now That It Has Joined Obama's Anti-ISIS Coalition - trackfan on 9/24/14 at 3:03 pm|
After seeing what happened in Syria and Iraq, I can see why they might be afraid. I also heard a few days ago that the Turks were also afraid that if the joined the fighting against ISIS, bombs would start going off in Istanbul and Ankara.
[quote]Although Jordan had previously announced that it j...
| Political Talk|| Ruth Bader Ginsberg Explains Why She's Not Stepping Down - trackfan on 9/23/14 at 4:14 pm|
She says she doesn't trust Obama to appoint someone as liberal as her.
[quote]Ginsburg, who is 81, also pushed back against calls for her to step down before President Barack Obama leaves office, which would allow him to appoint another liberal justice to the Supreme Court. Ginsburg said Senate R...
| Political Talk|| Rand Paul Is Opening An Office In Nancy Pelosi's Backyard - trackfan on 9/22/14 at 10:41 am|
I guess he's not kidding around when he talks about expanding the GOP base.
[quote]Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) told the San Francisco Chronicle over the weekend that he "is in the process" of opening an office in the Bay Area.
Unorthodox? Yes. Unexpected? No.
While you're not going to find many ...
| Political Talk|| Women's Soccer (And The Media) Turn A Blind To Domestic Violence - trackfan on 9/20/14 at 6:14 pm|
This thread seems like it ought to be right up Political Talk's wheelhouse.
[quote]It takes a lot to match the N.F.L. these days when it comes to missteps in the handling of players charged with assaulting family members and loved ones. But Thursday, at a time when domestic violence in sports is ...
| Political Talk|| Alabama Federal Judge May Be Another Casualty Of The Ray Rice Video - trackfan on 9/17/14 at 10:05 pm|
It appeared as though Mark Fuller was going to fly below radar without ever paying the price for beating the crap out of his wife, but then the Ray Rice video surfaced, which prompted every politician under the sun to go out and prove his/her anti-domestic violence bona fides.
| Political Talk|| New Al Qaeda Branch Attacks Wrong Ship - trackfan on 9/14/14 at 7:24 am|
One thing we should be grateful for is that apparently Al Qaeda wasted their best and brightest on 9/11/01, because ever since then they've tried to attack us with incompetent nincompoops - the shoe bomber, the underwear bomber, the Time Square bomber (who couldn't make gasoline explode), etc. This ...
| Political Talk|| How Long Before George Zimmerman Ends Up In Prison? - trackfan on 9/13/14 at 9:42 am|
It's looks like he's following in the footsteps of O.J. after he beat a murder rap.
New details have emerged in an alleged road rage incident involving Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman.
On Tuesday, Zimmerman allegedly threatened a motorist's life during a road rage incident. Matt...
| More Sports Board|| The NFLPA Recieves A Letter From Goodell Explaining The Indenfinite Suspension - trackfan on 9/12/14 at 6:44 pm|
Goodell must be really desperate because it appears that the strategy that he's going to use to save his job is to accuse Ray Rice of lying when he met with him. Surely Goodell must know that not only does he have to discredit Rice, but he must also discredit everybody else who was in that room who ...
| Political Talk|| Germany Bans ISIS Propaganda And Symbols In Order To Stop Recruitment - trackfan on 9/12/14 at 10:01 am|
Of course Germany has no 1st Amendment as we know it, so it can get away with passing hate speech laws. Many U.S. extremist organizations would be banned in Germany, and Holocaust denial is a felony that will land you in prison. Personally, I think these type of laws are unnecessary since we already...