| Political Talk|| Comedian from Last Comic Standing has a funny joke about gun control - L.A. on 7/22/14 at 5:40 pm|
Well played, sir. :lol:...
| Food and Drink Board|| Firestone Walker Pivo Hoppy Pils - L.A. on 7/19/14 at 4:27 pm|
This was my first time to try this beer from Firestone Walker. It's a German Pilsner, with a 5.3 ABV.
The two brothers who founded beeradvocate.com give this beer a 100 rating. Who am I to disagree? I loved it!
| More Sports Board|| Big Baby Davis re-signs with Clippers for veteran's minimum - L.A. on 7/17/14 at 6:11 pm|
[quote]LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) - Glen ‘Big Baby’ Davis will return to play for Doc Rivers and the Los Angeles Clippers, according to SI.com Thursday.
Davis will sign a veteran’s minimum that is worth $1.2 million.
Baby averaged 8.7 points and 4.7 rebounds per game in his career in the NBA.
| More Sports Board|| Is Sixers Nerlens Noel the best rookie at Summer League? - L.A. on 7/15/14 at 9:37 pm|
[quote]Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins were top 2 selections. But the best rookie at Summer League wasn’t even selected in this year’s draft. Admittedly, Nerlens Noel is a loophole player — he was selected sixth overall in the 2013 NBA Draft. Regardless, you’d have a hard time making the case he’s ...
| Political Talk|| 21 Shot, 2 Killed Overnight in Chicago Violence - L.A. on 7/12/14 at 1:52 pm|
It always puzzles me that Obama doesn't use story like this to fight for stricter gun control. This overnight carnage in Chicago is much more typical of gun violence in America than the occasional nutjob who gets a gun and shoots up a school.
[quote]Twenty-One Shot, 2 Killed Overnight in Chicago...
| Political Talk|| Will the border crisis be Obama's Katrina? - L.A. on 7/9/14 at 2:06 pm|
Democrat congressman calls Obama 'Aloof', 'Bizarre,' and 'Detached' in interview with Andrea Mitchell.
| Music Board|| Flash Lightnin' - No Sympathy - L.A. on 7/9/14 at 1:47 pm|
I hear a lot of Rolling Stones influence on this song, especially on the guitar chords.
| Music Board|| Dangerous Mood by Keb Mo - L.A. on 7/8/14 at 3:12 pm|
Love this song! :dude:...
| Political Talk|| A question about the SCOTUS decision to treat corporations as people - L.A. on 7/8/14 at 3:07 pm|
Are corporations now treated the same as unions when it comes to campaign contributions, or is there a difference between how the two (corporations and unions) are now treated under the law vis a vis campaign contributions.
| Political Talk|| "We Are Not Afraid: The Story of Goodman, Schwerner, Chaney and the Civil Rights - L.A. on 7/2/14 at 7:39 pm|
[b]Campaign for Mississippi."[/b]
This book was published in 1988, so it's not new. But damn this is one excellent book.
I bought a used hardback copy on Amazon for under $10. I think it might be available for free on the Kindle Reading App.
Anyway, while we're remembering the 50th annive...
| Political Talk|| I have a question about men and women, jealousy, etc. - L.A. on 6/30/14 at 5:25 pm|
I watched a nature show on the Discovery channel yesterday called "Naked and Afraid." The premise, if you're not familiar with it is that two people, a man and a woman, spend 21 days together out in the middle of nowhere. They have no food, no water, and only two tools. And they are naked. Butt ...
| Political Talk|| Freedom Summer 1964 was 50 years ago this year - L.A. on 6/25/14 at 2:24 pm|
Anybody see the American Experience episode "Freedom Summer" on PBS this week? Absolutely superb 2 hour recounting of what took place that summer: Northerners descending on Mississippi to help register blacks to vote, the murder of three civil rights workers by racist degenerates in Philadelphia, M...
| Political Talk|| Did any of you watch the Watergate hearings? - L.A. on 6/24/14 at 10:32 am|
If so, can you believe the difference in those hearings and the IRS hearings?
I remember Republicans like Howard Baker and Lowell Weicker going after the truth of Watergate, party loyalty be damned.
In the IRS hearings every single Democrat is trying to protect Obama. They seem to have no int...
| Political Talk|| George Will on IRS coincidences: "Religions have been founded on less" - L.A. on 6/23/14 at 9:38 am|
[quote]-- let me tell you why we need a special prosecutor in this. One of my pet peeves with current English usage is the treatment of disinterested and uninterested as synonyms. We wish the Justice Department were interested in this. It were a disinterested investigator of this. Ins...
| Political Talk|| IRS Cancelled Contract with Email-Storage Firm After Lerner’s Computer Crash - L.A. on 6/22/14 at 8:16 pm|
and just BEFORE the other IRS computers crashed.
The story gets curiouser and curiouser.
[quote]The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) cancelled its longtime relationship with an email-storage contractor just weeks after ex-IRS official Lois Lerner’s computer crashed and shortly before other IRS...
| Political Talk|| IRS computers crashed 10 days after House committee sent letter asking... - L.A. on 6/22/14 at 8:13 pm|
about IRS targeting. This point was made on TV this morning by George Will. I don't have a link to his comment, but here is a link to the story:
| Music Board|| SRV and Double Trouble Live at Austin City Limits, 1989 - L.A. on 6/20/14 at 8:36 pm|
:bow: :dude: :nana:...
| Political Talk|| Sharyl Attkisson says reporters intimidated into ignoring IRS scandal - L.A. on 6/20/14 at 4:22 pm|
Yeah, I know, WND. But I checked; the NY Times didn't have this story.
[quote]The Obama administration has been awash with scandals – some that have been said to surpass Watergate – and yet America’s mainstream press has apparently forgotten its role as watchdog, claims Fox Business News’ Lo...
| Political Talk|| Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon on trial for voter fraud - L.A. on 6/20/14 at 11:25 am|
The Los Angeles Times has a 2-page article about the trial in today's edition. Nowhere in the article does the Times inform readers if Alarcon is a Democrat or a Republican.
Anybody want to guess Alarcon's party affiliation?...
| Political Talk|| Is it true that the Notre Dame mascot... - L.A. on 6/17/14 at 7:12 pm|
is a caricature of a drunk Ted Kennedy???
| Political Talk|| Agree or disagree? (Father's Day related) - L.A. on 6/13/14 at 7:44 pm|
[u]Proposition[/u]: Children who have both a mother and a father in the home benefit not just from more care, but from a diversity of care.
Agree or disagree?
ETA: This is a generalization, with all things being equal in every scenario....
| Music Board|| For you SRV fans - L.A. on 6/13/14 at 12:06 am|
Here's an 18 minute sound check recorded before a concert in 1986.
The man was a guitar god.
| Political Talk|| Medieval Sharia Law Imposed on Millions in Nineveh Province - L.A. on 6/12/14 at 12:31 pm|
Women told to go outside only "if absolutely necessary."
[quote]The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Shams (Isis) has imposed a strict set of Sharia laws on the citizens of Nineveh province just days after capturing the provincial capital of Mosul.
In a document circulating on social media attribu...
| Political Talk|| Local Los Angeles radio station reporting on a tweet by Bergdahl's dad - L.A. on 6/11/14 at 6:39 pm|
They picked up on a story run earlier by the Washington Post.
[quote]There has been no shortage of criticism surrounding the release of Bowe Bergdahl, and a now-deleted tweet is joining the roster of things being picked apart. As the Washington Post reports, Bergdahl's father, Bob, last week twee...
| Political Talk|| 5 things the OJ Simpson jury never heard - L.A. on 6/9/14 at 4:55 pm|
I'm not sure why NBC.com is running this story today. Maybe it's the 20 year anniversary of the trial?
Anyway, I thought those of you who followed the case might be interested in this story.
| More Sports Board|| Vin Scully tells a Don Zimmer story - L.A. on 6/5/14 at 12:46 pm|
I thought some of you who remember Zimmer might enjoy reading this.
[quote]Baseball lost a true character on Wednesday with the passing of Don Zimmer, who played for the Dodgers in both Brooklyn and Los Angeles and managed the Padres, Rangers, Red Sox and Cubs. Naturally, Dodgers broadcaster Vin ...
| Political Talk|| Charges detail Waukesha pre-teens' attempt to kill classmate - L.A. on 6/3/14 at 7:03 pm|
And now from the [i]wtf[/i] file.
I'm surprised the newspaper released the girls photos since they're only 12 years old.
[quote]The 12-year-old girls had been plotting the murder for months, police say.
Morgan E. Geyser was allowed to have two friends over each year for her birthday. This yea...
| Political Talk|| The happiest countries in the world - L.A. on 5/29/14 at 12:56 pm|
Fwiw, 10 out of the top 11 are in Latin America.
No point; strictly FYI.
| O-T Lounge|| I see that hand. Yes you, the midget. - L.A. on 5/24/14 at 8:35 pm|
| Money Talk|| Any of you ever bought a house and used it as rental property? - L.A. on 5/24/14 at 7:26 pm|
I'm probably going to retire in 7-8 years and move out of Los Angeles to one of the Mojave Desert communities here in So Cal. This seems like a good time to buy in terms of the price of real estate, but obviously the timing is bad retirement wise. So I'm thinking about buying a house and renting i...