| Political Talk|| Interesting interview re: the border crisis - Zach on 7/23/14 at 9:10 am|
KEEL radio news interviewed Sam Giordano, director of the La. State Fair. He said that the US Assoc of State Fairs (of which he is a member) was contacted by Homeland Security asking if they had facilities to house a massive influx of Latin American children in the event that they cross the border ...
| Political Talk|| Michelle Obama has taken a vow... - Zach on 7/21/14 at 4:39 pm|
[link=(http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/susan-jones/michelle-obama-im-making-vow-im-going-take-break-french-fries)]No more french fries[/link]...
| Political Talk|| Tony Dungey has touched the third rail - Zach on 7/21/14 at 12:32 pm|
Said he would not have drafted Michael Sams because 'wouldn't want to deal with it.'
I expect a walk back within an hour....
| Political Talk|| MH 17... Dumbest analysis I've heard yet - Zach on 7/21/14 at 10:21 am|
Was at the gym this morning watching a TV monitor while on treadmill. No sound but I read the closed captioning. From memory what the expert guest said was...
"If all airlines equipped their planes with Surface-to-Air Missile Deflection Systems those people would be alive today."
So, the air...
| Political Talk|| National Debate Championship winners - Zach on 7/19/14 at 1:58 pm|
| Political Talk|| Jindal is Great - Zach on 7/19/14 at 1:22 pm|
I.B. told me to start one.
[quote]You boys are welcome to start all the Jindal is great threads you want. I don't see many of those. [/quote]...
| Political Talk|| Will there be a Cassidy v. Landrieu debate before run off? - Zach on 7/19/14 at 10:49 am|
Let us assume the run off will happen. There are several rules for this situation:
a. If you are way ahead in the polls, don't debate. I don't think either will be way ahead in the polls after the primary.
b. If you suck at debate, don't debate. I have no idea how good they are. Never hear...
| Political Talk|| IT'S FRIDAY!!!! - Zach on 7/18/14 at 3:33 pm|
And it's a gold mine of morons this week.
Reader call in.. Let's swap! Send everyone on welfare currently in the U.S. to Latin America in exchange for the children coming north.
And now for this week's miscreants:
D'Stiny...get rid of the 'e' and you have a...
| Political Talk|| Heads up for Mark Steyn fans... - Zach on 7/18/14 at 11:11 am|
He's on now for Rush. The only sub I will listen to....
| Political Talk|| Time to revisit an old conundrum - Zach on 7/17/14 at 2:23 pm|
I offered this question in 1997 on a Poli board 8 years before I came here. Not sure if/and/or what year I posted it here.
But, it's been 17 years since I got into an animal rights argument that generated this question that has recurred to me due to the invasion of 'poor children' at what used...
| Political Talk|| Parents giving girls birth control on trip to US - Zach on 7/17/14 at 12:08 pm|
[link=(http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/susan-jones/dhs-parents-giving-birth-control-girls-case-theyre-raped-way-usa)]in case they are raped on the journey[/link]...
| Political Talk|| I learned a new term today ...Voluntary Miscarriage - Zach on 7/17/14 at 10:42 am|
Re: Hobby Lobby decision and the abortion inducing birth control pills HL objected to.
Planned Parenthood resents the use of the word 'abortion' even though that is PP's main business. RU486 and other such 'morning after' pills are:
Technically, I suppose it is accura...
| Political Talk|| How bout a feel good story to lighten things up - Zach on 7/16/14 at 3:49 pm|
[link=(http://www.thestate.com/2014/07/16/3567348/man-electrocuted-trying-to-steal.html?sp=/99/205/&ihp=1)]don't steal copper wire[/link]...
| Food and Drink Board|| What to do with Kale - Zach on 7/16/14 at 10:44 am|
Friend gave me some from his garden. I've never eaten Kale in my life. What do you do with it?...
| Political Talk|| The border is secure - Zach on 7/15/14 at 4:08 pm|
[link=(http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/212328-reid-southern-border-is-secure)]Harry said so today[/link]
The NYT said yesterday the whole idea of illegals coming across is a myth. You people are just imagining things. There are no kids coming to America. It's a GOP false construct....
| Political Talk|| This is how Mary wins - Zach on 7/15/14 at 10:08 am|
Explained by Elliot Stonecipher in an interview this morning.
A couple of weeks before the election Obama announces that he is giving the OK for the Keystone Pipeline with "I had doubts about the pipeline but due to the compelling arguments of Mary Landrieu I was persuaded by her."
Mary then d...
| Political Talk|| Shreveport Mayor's race heating up - Zach on 7/14/14 at 8:21 am|
This billboard has just been put up across from LSU-Shreveport.
| Political Talk|| Here is our immigration model!!! - Zach on 7/13/14 at 3:22 pm|
They allow immigrants from any country...if you can prove you've got a job or money to support yourself.
"Homelessness like unemployment is banned."
No welfare. No ...
| Political Talk|| Hobby Lobby protest in Shreveport - Zach on 7/13/14 at 8:57 am|
A throng of almost 6 women stood outside Hobby Lobby protesting 'their oppression of women.'
My wife looked at the pics and said "They're ugly. Why wo...
| Political Talk|| Just heard radio spot by Sarah Palin for Rob Maness - Zach on 7/11/14 at 1:44 pm|
He's been polling consistently in single digits. Does anyone think these ads will give him a bump?...
| Political Talk|| Just got a new email from Obama on Min Wage - Zach on 7/10/14 at 3:23 pm|
They want me to sign the petition to increase it.
The big quote:
"Increasing the minimum wage would result in a $22 billion increase in economic activity, and lift nearly a million Americans out of poverty."
They do not explain how that happens. Anybody got a source to that economic theory? ...
| Political Talk|| Impeach Holder Movement - Zach on 7/10/14 at 3:09 pm|
| Political Talk|| A ? about 'right to privacy.' re: border issue - Zach on 7/10/14 at 2:53 pm|
So, I'm listening to the audio of a HHS director being grilled by a GOP at a hearing.
Q: 'Why can't we visit the facilities, talk to the kids or take pictures?"
A: "Because we have to respect their right to privacy.
1. Why does an illegal immigrant have a right to anything...
| Political Talk|| A linguistics question for the board - Zach on 7/10/14 at 12:51 pm|
Like most college grads I get news along with fund raising appeals mailed to all alums.
Centenary was a politically centrist school when I was there almost 50 years ago. I have heard from students who were there more recently that it has turned into an extremely left wing campus.
Well, today ...
| Political Talk|| False Balance = stifling of debate - Zach on 7/9/14 at 3:16 pm|
For those of you not familiar with the term. It's a media/journalism idea. IE, we do not have to get the other side of the story if the other side is wrong.
You can find a lot on google searches. Here is just one.
| Political Talk|| Welfare numbers hit record high - Zach on 7/9/14 at 3:02 pm|
| Food and Drink Board|| New food... anyone heard about potato flats? - Zach on 7/9/14 at 12:55 pm|
I guess it's a new fast food concept. Read about it in WSJ. Short story... they take a baked potato and put it in a press. It comes out looking like a little round pizza or you can roll it like a burrito.
Put any toppings you want on it. Supposed to be healthier than pizza....
| Political Talk|| La. ranked last in female legislators - Zach on 7/8/14 at 2:58 pm|
This is a radio news report so cannot link. La. has the fewest females in state leg. From memory I'm gonna say we've got 110 total in the leg and 15 are women.
Then they ask the female poli sci prof why? She says women aren't good at raising money and promoting themselves. OK, I can buy that....
| Political Talk|| How bout a thread of political pictures/cartoons/posters,etc.? - Zach on 7/7/14 at 10:17 am|
| Political Talk|| Those kids won't be deported - Zach on 7/6/14 at 10:25 am|
Yesterday I heard an audio of the new WH Press Sect.
I can translate bull shite very well and his answer was revealing.
Q was about all the illegal alien kids. His answer: "Each child will receive representation before a judge. If the judge determines that there is no justification for remainin...