| Political Talk|| Barack Obama cracks down on for-profit colleges: Why do it this way? - a want on 3/14/14 at 7:58 am|
[quote]The Obama administration on Thursday took an aggressive step to crack down on for-profit career training colleges, proposing a regulatory regimen that could shut down hundreds of degree programs — enrolling a million students in fields ranging from accounting to air-conditioning repair — for ...
| Political Talk|| What are the top 5 things that have led to your dislike of Obama - a want on 10/23/13 at 11:09 am|
This is a spinoff from the "cannot stand to look at you thread".
I was surprised at some of the visceral hatred in that thread. I get disagreeing with his politics/policies and generally not liking the guy. But I don't get how truly mad and hateful some of you are about it.
[quote]The man is ...
| Political Talk|| "I cannot even stand to look at you" - a want on 10/23/13 at 8:15 am|
The No. 2 Democrat in the Senate, Sen. Dick Durbin, says that a House Republican leader told off President Barack Obama during a negotiation meeting, and that they are so disresp...
| Political Talk|| Former Reagan speechwriter on...well, a lot of you (teaparty) - a want on 10/22/13 at 12:11 pm|
[quote]I don't like saying this but be less gullible. Many of your instincts are right but politics is drowning in money. A lot of it is spent trying to manipulate you, by people who claim to be sincere, who say they're the only honest guy in the room. Don't be the fool of radio stars who re...
| Political Talk|| Cruz doubles down! - a want on 10/18/13 at 8:03 am|
[quote]Sen. Ted Cruz on Thursday said he wouldn’t rule out using the threat of shutting down the government as a possible negotiating tactic in the future.[/quote]
[quote]“I would do anything, and I will continue to do anything I can, to stop the train wreck that is Obamacare,” Cruz told Karl. “T...
| Political Talk|| MSN: Fool's errand or heroic stand? GOP on Cruz, Lee - a want on 10/17/13 at 8:26 am|
Harsh words from GOP leaders:
[quote]"He's the one who got us into this. He had no strategy. And it caused us to waste 16 days and get ourselves killed in the polls," Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y.,...
| Political Talk|| Will Cruz block a quick vote to end shutdown? "Of course not". - a want on 10/16/13 at 11:59 am|
[quote]McConnell’s caucus showed remarkable unity after he briefed them on the contours of the deal, and conservatives said they will not block swift passage of the legislation...
| Political Talk|| And Ted Cruz is about to get his... - a want on 10/15/13 at 8:23 am|
[link=(http://www.politico.com/story/2013/10/ted-cruz-senate-deal-vote-government-shutdown-debt-ceiling-98291.html?hp=l1)]Politico: Ted Cruz: Unsure if he’d block vote on Senate deal
[quote]Ted Cruz is waiting to decide whether to hold up a potential deal in the Senate that would reopen th...
| Political Talk|| Charles Krauthammer: Where is Ted Cruz? - a want on 10/10/13 at 2:38 pm|
[quote]Conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer continued his criticism of Sen. Ted Cruz on Thursday, asking, “Where is he now?”
How exactly was he going to achieve abolition of Obamacare? Explain that to me. Has he ever explained it? And where is he now?” Krauthammer said on “The Laura Ingraha...
| Political Talk|| Politico: Back in Force, debt limit deniers - a want on 10/9/13 at 8:28 am|
An interesting article calling into question some of the recent talking points on defaulting.
[quote]And it would not necessarily take a technical default on an outstanding bond for China, Japan or an...
| Political Talk|| David Frum: Seven Habits of Highly Ineffective Political Parties - a want on 10/8/13 at 8:11 am|
[link=(http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/10/08/seven-habits-of-highly-ineffective-political-parties-part-one.html)]Former Bush speechwriter weighs in on current state of GOP[/link]
For all the reasonable folks out there (I know there aren't many left) this is an interesting piece.
| Political Talk|| Fox host apologizes for reporting fake news - a want on 10/7/13 at 2:11 pm|
[link=(http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2013/10/fox-host-apologizes-for-reporting-fake-news-174438.html?hp=r2)]When I see the story, I'm thinking it must be Kenya or Islam related......[/link]
[quote]On Saturday, the co-host of Fox & Friends Saturday was talking about the gove...
| Political Talk|| This report suggests Boehner wants to avoid defaulting - a want on 10/4/13 at 5:45 pm|
CNN and others reported that House Speaker John Boehner said to Republicans in private meetings that he will get something passed to avoid defaulting on the U.S. financial obligations, even if it takes putting something together that would attract Democrats. Did he blink?
His top aides a...
| Political Talk|| What's going on with the shutdown? - a want on 10/4/13 at 12:57 pm|
...from the Onion
| Political Talk|| Cracks in the dam? CNN: GOP moderates huddle as conservatives set agenda - a want on 10/3/13 at 7:27 am|
[link=(http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/03/politics/government-shutdown/index.html?hpt=hp_t1)]Government shutdown: GOP moderates huddle as conservatives set agenda[/link]
"I'm trying to be optimistic but at the same time I have a really, really tough time when people are out of work and they can...
| Political Talk|| Surprise! Obamacare foe Cruz votes with Democrats on spending plan - a want on 9/25/13 at 2:22 pm|
What a douche bag
[quote]He spent more than 21 straight hours railing against any government funding for Obamacare. Then Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas joined the other 99 senators from both parties in voting Wednesday to move ahead on a spending plan expected to do just that.
The rare 100-...
| Political Talk|| Report: Egypt court bans Brotherhood activities - a want on 9/23/13 at 11:07 am|
[quote]An Egyptian court Monday ordered a ban on activities of the Muslim Brotherhood and froze its finances, according to state-run news website EgyNews.
The move is the latest in an a...
| Political Talk|| Pope on spiritual lives of gays and lesbians - a want on 9/19/13 at 10:11 am|
[quote]Pope Francis said the church has the right to express its opinions but not to "interfere spiritually" in the lives of gays and lesbians, expanding on explosive comments he made in July about not judging homosexuals.[/quote]
[quote]Moreover, if the church fails to find a "new balance" betwe...
| Political Talk|| Rush Limbaugh: President Obama’s ‘shuck and jive’ plan - a want on 9/10/13 at 8:13 am|
[link=(http://www.politico.com/story/2013/09/rush-limbaugh-obama-syria-96494.html?hp=l11)] Good Lord[/link]
[quote]“Bush had Shock and Awe? We’re looking at shuck and jive here. That’s what I’m gonna name this. The Obama operation in Syria, Operation Shuck and Jive, because that’s what this is,” ...
| Political Talk|| Syria 'welcomes' proposal to put chem weapons under international control - a want on 9/9/13 at 11:41 am|
[quote]Washington (CNN) -- Syria on Monday embraced a Russian proposal for Bashar al-Assad to put his nation's chemical weapons under international control as the United States considers possible m...
| Political Talk|| California weighs making 'revenge porn' illegal - a want on 8/30/13 at 7:42 am|
I kige this.
[quote]This week, the California Legislature is debating a new bill that would make it a misdemeanor for people to distribute sexually explicit photos or videos they'd shot in order t...
| Political Talk|| Kim Jong Un executes ex-lover - a want on 8/29/13 at 8:57 am|
[quote]The reports in South Korea's Chosun Ilbo newspaper indicate that Hyon, a singer with the Unhasu Orchestra, was among those arrested on August 17 for vi...
| Fark Board|| Please design my in-ear monitors - a want on 8/27/13 at 8:45 am|
I'm looking for an LSU themed design for my in-ear monitors.
| Political Talk|| Hillary Clinton's next act: The family foundation - a want on 8/13/13 at 7:43 am|
IMO This is brilliant (in terms of 2016 run).
[quote]The foundation provides her with a formal apparatus at a time when she has no government staff structure, for the first time in deca...
| Political Talk|| William Howell: The not-so-imperial presidency of Barack Obama - a want on 8/9/13 at 7:32 am|
[link=(http://www.politico.com/story/2013/08/opinion-william-howell-barack-obama-95352.html?hp=r21)]Pretty good piece about how the out-of-power party tends to goes all constitution-ey[/link]
[quote]American politics has ever been thus: Republicans and Democrats stand ready to whip up a thick fro...
| Political Talk|| So I got banned from Democratic Underground.....for being too conservative - a want on 8/7/13 at 8:21 am|
After one day.:lol:
Here is the full thread [link=(http://www.democraticunderground.com/10023406848)]if you're interested.[/link] but here are the highlights.
The topic was about the Post Office and Saturday delivery. I asked the question:
[quote]Do we really still need Saturday delivery?
| Political Talk|| Hamburger grown in lab - a want on 8/5/13 at 9:35 am|
[quote]LONDON — After years of research and weeks of buildup, taste testers on Monday finally bit into a burger created from stem cells in a culture dish rather than me...
| Political Talk|| George Clooney bought his own satellite so he could spy on dictator - a want on 8/2/13 at 11:39 am|
Regardless of what you think about his politics, he certainly puts his money where his mouth is.
[quote]Most of the money I make on the [Nespresso] commercials I spend keeping a s...
| Soccer Board|| To the 50,000 ticket purchasers rooting for El Salvador - a want on 7/21/13 at 4:08 pm|
Go frick yourself.
I consider myself a level headed person. I try to understand all points of view. But if you're going to leave your home country in search of a better life for you and your family, and you take advantage of all that the U.S. offers....then route for fricking El Salv...
| Political Talk|| Lawyers: Jurors can now consider manslaughter or assualt? WTF - a want on 7/11/13 at 9:32 am|
How can you charge someone with a crime - have a year of preparation followed by a month long trial....then decide (at trial closing) he can be found guilty of additional/lesser charges.
Is the defense supposed to prove he's not guilty of 2nd degree murder....and any other charges that might seem...