| Political Talk|| What the PC media in France refused to cover... - LSUgusto on 10/31/13 at 8:15 pm|
What was it? A patriotic march for French values and culture......
| Political Talk|| First Obamacare application figures released - LSUgusto on 10/20/13 at 9:57 am|
[link=(http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/19/obamacare-applications_n_4129661.html)]LINK[/link][quote]The officials did not want to be cited by name and would not discuss the health insurance rollout unless they were granted anonymity.[/quote]Good luck and godspeed, whistleblowers. ...
| Music Board|| 11 Musicians Who Died On Stage - LSUgusto on 9/2/13 at 12:34 am|
Grim but interesting, in a "Trivial Pursuit" sort of way...
| Fark Board|| Delete - LSUgusto on 8/31/13 at 7:19 pm|
| Political Talk|| Morning Joe: NRA ad made Obama look more ominous and black - LSUgusto on 6/14/13 at 7:17 am|
"They made him look like a coal miner from West Virginia. Look how dark they made his hands!!!"
[img]http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x60/LSUgusto/Obama_zps99724a4b.jpg width = 600[/img]
"The Washington NRA shaded Barack Obama's hands!"
"Look at the hands!"...
| Political Talk|| Now the Gibson raid makes sense - LSUgusto on 5/26/13 at 12:20 pm|
[quote]Interestingly, one of Gibson's leading competitors is C.F. Martin & Co. According to C.F. Martin's catalog, several of their guitars contain "East Indian Rosewood," which is the exact same wood in at least 10 of Gibson's guitars. So why were they not also raided and their inventory of foreign...
| Political Talk|| Survey: Zero conservative commencements at Ivy League U's - LSUgusto on 5/22/13 at 10:04 pm|
[link=(http://www.campusreform.org/blog/?ID=4763)]LINK[/link][quote]The list of keynote commencement speakers at Ivy League institutions for 2013 does not include a single conservative, a recent study authored by the conservative Young America’s Foundation (YAF) found.[/quote][quote]Last year, a Cam...
| Political Talk|| The marshes of Iraq - LSUgusto on 4/11/13 at 8:13 pm|
As a native of disappearing SWLA marshes, I've been waiting since the invasion of Iraq to see what would become of the ancient marshlands that Saddam destroyed. These were massive and bountiful marshlands thought to be the setting of the "Garden of Eden." So, I did a little digging for some update...
| Political Talk|| Universities as liberal utopia - LSUgusto on 3/27/13 at 8:40 am|
Fairly interesting article theorizing how the young college vote is influenced to lean left. And what to do about it. While it's a good swing at it, I'd add that you cannot underestimate the same conditioning going on at the grade school level before they ever get to college.
Anyway, this is th...
| Political Talk|| GOP should push for $25/hr. minimum wage - LSUgusto on 2/12/13 at 10:27 pm|
In the richest nation on earth, no one should be poor.
Opposing such a policy means you hate poor people.
Can you tell I'm watching MSNBC right now?...
| SEC Rant|| SEC Championship Game host site - LSUgusto on 2/3/13 at 7:31 pm|
After watching the Super Bowl halftime show, its obvious the SEC is depriving itself by not hosting a championship game in New Orleans.
I know throwing a football at an oversized Dr. Pepper can is big time entertainment in Atlanta, but come on. New Orleans is the ultimate location to showcase ...
| Political Talk|| WSJ: The real Super Bowl winner is New Orleans - LSUgusto on 2/3/13 at 9:41 am|
[quote]Relatively low state and local taxes and cost of living are helping to make New Orleans a magnet for business start-ups and young college graduates—what Seattle or Austin w...
| Political Talk|| Military training in U.S. cities - LSUgusto on 1/28/13 at 9:27 pm|
Why are they using gunfire in these exercises in the middle of big cities? Is this a normal thing?
Seems to me that with all the military activity going on around the world, there'd be plenty of training available elsewhere.
[link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58L5E8C7YlU)]Machine gun fire ...
| Music Board|| Pat Benatar appreciation thread - LSUgusto on 1/27/13 at 7:21 pm|
I grew up in the sticks where rock-n-roll was "the devil's music." So, Pat Benatar was as about as hard a music I could catch on the radio.
She was my celebrity crush. While I was at LSU, she played at the Texas Club, so I had to go see. When she came out, I could not wipe the smile off my f...
| Political Talk|| Woman arrested for not allowing "smart meter" installation - LSUgusto on 1/27/13 at 10:12 am|
[link=(http://www.wtag.com/cc-common/news/sections/newsarticle.html?feed=104668&article=10729259)]LINK has video[/link][quote]The lock on Stahl’s fence was cut, and when Stahl wouldn’t step away from the meter, she was lead away by an officer, cuffed and waited for a marked squad car to arrive to ta...
| Political Talk|| Mathias Rust... hero or dumba**? - LSUgusto on 1/26/13 at 6:19 pm|
I remember when this happened. It was a ballsy thing to do, if nothing else. Some credit the event as one of the early signs that the Soviet Union was failing. It is pretty astonishing that it actually happened.
[link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2xpQFEcumE)]Mathias Rust: The teenager who...
| O-T Lounge|| Photographers! I need your opinion (Update Page 3)... - LSUgusto on 1/21/13 at 9:58 pm|
OK, I was asked to photograph a courthouse to add to a series of other courthouses that are all printed in black and white on canvas. Not sure of the size, or anything else, for that matter. So, I've come up with two options. One is a more stark contrast, while the other is a little smoother. If...
| Political Talk|| Gotta vent about both parties for a sec... - LSUgusto on 1/19/13 at 9:20 pm|
[link=(http://washingtonexaminer.com/there-was-no-gop-entitlement-cutting-plan/article/2519115?custom_click=rss#.UPtVQqVBT8x)]There was no GOP entitlement-cutting plan[/link]
Bastards! They aren't any more serious about doing what's right, or what's needed to save this country from devastating f...
| Political Talk|| The Anthropocene Epoch - LSUgusto on 11/25/12 at 7:51 pm|
I listened to an interesting debate about formally recognizing The Anthropocene Epoch, a geologic marker of human activity in the geologic strata apart from the Holocene Epoch. The Holocene is the remarkably stable time span in the planet’s climate following the icy Pleistocene Epoch ending about 1...
| Political Talk|| Ken Burns documentary on PBS: "The Dust Bowl" - LSUgusto on 11/19/12 at 12:17 am|
Burns once again does a fantastic job of letting personal stories tell the history.
Politically, I'm struck by the adoration of FDR. Pictures on the wall... when he visits, a rain shower is dubbed "The Roosevelt Rain"... the blaming of Hoover for the economic turmoil. It shows that the Obamanat...
| Political Talk|| Peter Schiff visits Bourbon Street - LSUgusto on 11/18/12 at 10:54 am|
Who says Louisiana doesn't have an educated workforce???
[link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXpwAOHJsxg&feature=player_embedded)]Did you graduate college?[/link]...
| Political Talk|| WSJ: How Free Speech Died on Campus - LSUgusto on 11/17/12 at 9:46 am|
An interesting read about a changing culture:
[link=(http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323894704578115440209134854.html?mod=rss_opinion_main)]LINK[/link][quote]"The people who believe that colleges and universities are places where we want less freedom of speech have won," Mr. Lukiano...
| Political Talk|| Comparison of 2004/2012 crowds in Madison, WI - LSUgusto on 11/5/12 at 7:42 pm|
[link=(http://www.commondreams.org/headlines04/1029-03.htm)]80,000 for Kerry[/link]...
| Political Talk|| The Rescue of Roger Locher - LSUgusto on 11/4/12 at 9:40 am|
A Rotary Club speech from Brig. Gen. Steve Ritchie, about 8 min. Worth listening to, particularly in light of or recent behavior in Libya.
| Political Talk|| The NYT hearts Stephanie Cutter... - LSUgusto on 10/13/12 at 11:11 am|
[quote]Ms. Cutter, who turns 44 on Oct. 22, has emerged as Mr. Obama’s one-woman attack squad. In the process, she has become a popular but polarizing face of a campaign that until recently had been largely dominated by middle-aged white men.[/quote][quote]“All Stephanie wants is results,” said an O...
| Political Talk|| What leftist causes haven't advanced in the U.S.? - LSUgusto on 9/22/12 at 3:09 pm|
Education well funded.
Social causes (abortion, gay rights, etc) holding their own.
Health care extended to poor, elderly, children, etc.
Food for the hungry.
Housing for the poor, homeless.
Race-based exceptions (i.e., hate crimes).
Financial aid for numerous causes...
| Political Talk|| Kaus: Welfare-to-work reform a "big scam" - LSUgusto on 9/3/12 at 12:15 pm|
[quote]I was initially skeptical of Sebelius’ 20% pledge, since a) it measures the 20% against “the state’s past performance,” not what the state’s performance would be if it actually tried to comply with the welfare law’s requirements as written, and b) Sebelius pulled it out of thin air only after...
| Political Talk|| NYT admits Romney paid taxes - LSUgusto on 8/26/12 at 12:26 pm|
[quote]... Mr. Romney paid income tax to foreign countries, and as result claimed in 2010 a $129,697 foreign tax credit, which he used to offset taxes he owed in the United States. American taxpayers who claim the foreign tax credit are required to report their total foreign taxes paid and tax credi...
| Political Talk|| ATF agent under F&F investigation lands six-figure job - LSUgusto on 8/23/12 at 10:00 pm|
WIth JP Morgan, and is still getting ATF salary...[quote]Issa and Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) are demanding to know why a top ATF official involved in Operation Fast and Furious remains on paid leave from ATF -- while simultaneously drawing a six-figure salary from J.P. Morgan, a major investment b...
| Political Talk|| Unemployment up in 44 states - LSUgusto on 8/18/12 at 12:57 pm|
Down in D.C. Go figure...
It's a snapshot uptick, with some positive tidbits in certain contexts, such as in comparison to a year ago. But, still shows some weak underpinnings of the...