| Political Talk|| A Zach Hypo becomes Reality - Zach on 3/10/14 at 2:35 pm|
Some of you may recall my thread about DeBlassio cutting off his own constituents by shutting down successful charter schools for the poor.
I used the analogy of a Hunger Advocate preferring for people to go hungry instead of taking donations from the Koch Brothers.
Well, it happened.
| Political Talk|| Senate and House etiquette: Is it sexist? - Zach on 3/10/14 at 12:29 pm|
We all need to be gender sensitive. Right? Well, when I'm watching Cspan coverage of debates in Congress I keep hearing "the gentleman from Georgia" and "the gentlewoman from Oregon".
Shouldn't we pass a law that they must say "The Gentleperson from Louisiana"?
Also, the term 'gentle' implie...
| Political Talk|| Ozone Destruction by Man is Baaaaack! - Zach on 3/10/14 at 11:58 am|
For those of you too young...this was slightly before with some overlap of the GW hoax. There was never a 'hole' in the ozone. But some areas got thinner. So...it's a crisis and we're all gonna die.
So, we got rid ...
| Political Talk|| A wild idea about the missing plane - Zach on 3/10/14 at 10:13 am|
So, a veteran pilot I know comes into the gym. We start discussing the missing plane. I assert that it's impossible for a jet to blow up without leaving debris. He said there is another way but it's far fetched. Goes like this...
The hijackers take over the cockpit and turn of the transponder...
| Food and Drink Board|| Deep frying with olive oil - Zach on 3/9/14 at 2:53 pm|
Anyone here tried it?...
| Political Talk|| Why DeBlassio hates charter schools - Zach on 3/9/14 at 9:10 am|
I'm sure you've all read about the mayor of NYC closing charter schools. All of the reports indicate that these schools are primarily serving the poor and minorities whose neighborhood schools are a total mess.
The parents of these kids are panicked and don't understand why you would shut down s...
| Political Talk|| IT'S FRIDAY!!! - Zach on 3/7/14 at 4:00 pm|
Pretty good list of wayward citizens today...
Charzavius .. Roman God of grilling.
Lecetrion .. a French car maker.
Dabaryes ... slang for 'the berries.'
Romalis .. he and Remus were raised by a wolf.
Letraven Roshold .."suspect became enraged and put his elbow t...
| Political Talk|| Keel poll on Jindal comments re: Obama - Zach on 3/7/14 at 12:57 pm|
OK, we know that Jindal said Obama is the worst President in our lifetime. So, KEEL radio has a poll. "Do you agree with Jindal that Obama is the worst President in our lifetime?"
Poll began at 6 a.m. It's now 1 pm. Results so far:
They don't give the numbers respondin...
| Money Talk|| Anyone here keeping up with the Chevron trial? - Zach on 3/6/14 at 10:55 am|
Big decision by a judge in favor of Chevron yesterday. In his 500+ page decision the judge accused the plaintiff of massive fraud, extortion and bribery.
My question. Shouldn't the plaintiff be arrested for committing crimes?
Article is in WSJ so can't link it.
| Political Talk|| Global Warming and the Nazis - Zach on 3/5/14 at 12:09 pm|
| Political Talk|| ABC news spikes their own poll - Zach on 3/5/14 at 10:50 am|
[link=(http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-skips-own-poll-dour-news-dems-devotes-18-minutes-dancing-stars)]because it shows bad news for Dems[/link]
They covered 'Dancing with the Stars' instead....
| Political Talk|| If you don't believe that the Movie Idiocracy is real... - Zach on 3/4/14 at 4:32 pm|
...read this study.
| Political Talk|| 2nd coming of Jimmy Carter - Zach on 3/4/14 at 1:05 pm|
[link=(http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/labor-force-participation-2013-lowest-35-years)]Labor Participation Rate[/link]
Lowest rate of employment since Jimmah Carter.
And we had Soviet adventurism during Carter.
Coincidence? I think not....
| Political Talk|| Obama pulls the 'wrong side of history' card - Zach on 3/3/14 at 3:04 pm|
On Putin. Just now on CNN. Can't link it. But it obviously will make Putin think twice. No one wants to be on the 'wrong side of history.'...
| Political Talk|| Vlad did not attack because of perceived weakness by Obama - Zach on 3/3/14 at 1:02 pm|
[link=(http://cnsnews.com/news/article/patrick-goodenough/kerry-disputes-putin-seized-crimea-because-he-thought-obama-wouldn-t)]John Kerry said so[/link]...
| Political Talk|| Is de Blasio the new David Dinkins? - Zach on 3/3/14 at 12:54 pm|
Don't know how many of you younger folks remember the election of NYC's first black mayor. It was a total mess. Crime skyrocketed. Ever heard of windshield wiping thugs?
| Political Talk|| A Hypo... Oscars v. sports event - Zach on 3/3/14 at 11:58 am|
I don't watch the Oscars but I was just wondering about juxtaposing it to major sports events that start with "Ladies and Gentlemen, will you please rise while Joan Smith sings our national anthem."
What do you think would have happened last night at the Oscars if the P.A. announcer had uttered t...
| Political Talk|| Obama is serious... Sleeves rolled up - Zach on 3/1/14 at 5:23 pm|
| Political Talk|| Counter Culture likes Fire - Zach on 3/1/14 at 4:34 pm|
[link=(http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Burning-Man-Gone-38K-Tickets-Sold-in-44-Minutes-247959481.html)]Burning Man sells out[/link]
If you would like to come over to Zach's house you can watch me burn leaves for only 100 bucks....
| Political Talk|| Stressed about politics? Watch this. - Zach on 3/1/14 at 4:11 pm|
[link=(http://www.twincities.com/ci_25254282/watch-snowflakes-form-and-melt-microscopic-level)]time lapse of snow flakes[/link]...
| Food and Drink Board|| Question for gardeners...re: seeds - Zach on 3/1/14 at 10:28 am|
I bought 2 little packets of pepper seeds. Planted them in tiny containers in the house a few weeks ago.
The packets described contents as about 25 seeds. That's a total of 50. But today I counted 78 sprouts. My questions...
a. Can a seed produce two sprouts?
b. Did they just over fill t...
| Political Talk|| Obama draws another line - Zach on 2/28/14 at 4:29 pm|
[link=(http://news.yahoo.com/obama-comments-on-ukraine-214813649.html)]warns Russia... Putin scared[/link]...
| Political Talk|| Want to go grocery shopping in Venezuela? - Zach on 2/28/14 at 4:18 pm|
Ain't socialism just grand? :nana:...
| Political Talk|| IT'S FRIDAY!!!! - Zach on 2/28/14 at 3:21 pm|
First, an email from Joe Biden to Zach..
This is our last chance to elect a Congress that will work with Barack -- if we don't get this right, we won't get another opportunity.
You can make sure we have what we need to win. Chip in $3 or more before the deadline at m...
| Political Talk|| Dartmouth radicals..."Meet our demands or Else!" - Zach on 2/28/14 at 11:02 am|
Racial enrollment quotas for Black and Latino students to “at least 10 percent each”
• “Ensure that 47 percent of post-doctoral students are people of color”
• “Ban the use of ‘illegal aliens, illegal immigrants...
| Political Talk|| What are the prosects of the Senate going GOP? - Zach on 2/27/14 at 12:08 pm|
This guy has a pretty good run down of the Dem seats that are vulnerable.
La. is gonna be a battle ground state....
| Political Talk|| Time for a Poli Board Poll ...senate race - Zach on 2/26/14 at 5:21 pm|
You only have two choices. It's my hypothetical.
| Political Talk|| Keystone Pipeline will Cause Cancer - Zach on 2/26/14 at 3:42 pm|
| Political Talk|| Air car...how green can you get? - Zach on 2/26/14 at 3:29 pm|
117 miles per gallon. If it doesn't deflate....
| More Sports Board|| Arnold Palmer was No. 3 in Golf earnings in 2013 - Zach on 2/26/14 at 3:07 pm|
So, I'm reading this Golf Mag article that divides income by 'on course' and 'off course.' Tiger Woods is No. 1. Mostly off course. No surprise. Phil is No. 2...mostly off course. But Arnie is No. 3.
On course is zero. Off course is something like 30M.
Is Arnold No. 1 in terms of athlete...