| Food and Drink Board|| Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co. - L.A. on 12/9/13 at 11:59 am|
Tried this for the first time last night. Dang, what an excellent beer.
Anybody else tried it?...
| Political Talk|| 7 in 10 Doctors Boycotting California's Obamacare Exchange - L.A. on 12/6/13 at 7:22 pm|
[quote]An estimated seven out of every 10 physicians in deep-blue California are rebelling against the state's Obamacare health insurance exchange and won't participate, the head of the state's largest medical association said.
“It doesn't surprise me that there's a high rate of nonpar...
| More Sports Board|| Dodgers re-sign RP Brian Wilson to 1 year $10 million deal - L.A. on 12/5/13 at 6:49 pm|
[quote]The Dodgers have reached agreement with Brian Wilson, signing the reliever to a one-year, $10 million contact with a player option for 2015, per both Tim Brown of Yahoo and Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.
Wilson's player option could be worth between $8.5-$10 million, per Dylan Hernandez of t...
| Political Talk|| Councilwoman Blames 'Knockout' Attacks on Tension Between Blacks and Jews - L.A. on 12/5/13 at 12:36 am|
[quote]CROWN HEIGHTS — The alleged "knockout" attacks on Jewish residents of Crown Heights may stem from ongoing racial tension between the neighborhood's black and Jewish communities, a newly-elected Brooklyn politician said.
Councilwoman-elect Laurie Cumbo, who was elected to re...
| Food and Drink Board|| Lemon Drop Martini recipe - L.A. on 12/4/13 at 7:50 pm|
We have a Meyer Lemon tree in our back yard. It gives two crops per year, one of which is coming in right now. One of the things I always look forward to doing with the lemons is making Lemon Drop Martinis. This recipe works just as well with regular lemons.
[b]Lemon Drop Martin...
| Political Talk|| At 400,000 Years, Oldest Human DNA Yet Found Raises New Mysteries - L.A. on 12/4/13 at 6:31 pm|
[quote]Scientists have found the oldest DNA evidence yet of humans’ biological history. But instead of neatly clarifying human evolution, the finding is adding new mysteries.
In a paper in the journal Nature, scientists reported Wednesday that they had retrie...
| Political Talk|| Group Sues for “Legal Personhood” for Chimps in State With Highest Abortion Rate - L.A. on 12/3/13 at 3:20 pm|
I admire the group's concern for animals. I share that concern. But this is an odd way to go about it IMO.
[quote]An animal rights group has filed a lawsuit seeking “legal personhood” for chimpanzees in the state of New York, the state with arguably the nation’s highest abortion rates.
| More Sports Board|| Dodgers and Brian Wilson may be closing in on a new deal - L.A. on 12/3/13 at 3:01 pm|
Gosh I hope so. I think Chris Withrow, J.P. Howell, Paco Rodriguez and maybe Jose Dominguez can handle the 7th inning, but we've got nobody to pitch the 8th and get us to Jansen in the 9th.
[quote]After coming close to agreeing to a new contract with the Detroit Tigers, it so...
| Coaching Changes|| Per LA Times: USC wanted Kevin Sumlin; Chris Peterson withdrew his name - L.A. on 12/3/13 at 11:53 am|
Evidently Haden had zeroed in on Keven Sumlin and Texas A&M outmaneuvered Haden by signing Sumlin to an extension.
Also sounds like Jack Del Rio didn't interview very well.
[quote]After speaking with Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio in November, USC Athletic Director Pat Hade...
| Political Talk|| Cybersecurity expert tells CNBC: No security ever built into Obamacare site - L.A. on 12/2/13 at 11:46 pm|
[quote]It could take a year to secure the risk of "high exposures" of personal information on the federal Obamacare online exchange, a cybersecurity expert told CNBC on Monday.
"When you develop a website, you develop it with security in mind. And it doesn't appear to have happened this time," sa...
| Political Talk|| Per NYT: Rise in Unprotected Sex by Gay Men Spurs H.I.V. Fears - L.A. on 12/2/13 at 5:22 pm|
[quote]Federal health officials are reporting a sharp increase in unprotected sex among gay American men, a development that makes it harder to fight the AIDS epidemic.
The same trend has recently been documented among gay men in Canada, Britain, the Netherlands, France and Australia, heightenin...
| Political Talk|| Hasidic Man Victim Of Latest Possible ‘Knockout’ Assault - L.A. on 12/2/13 at 4:48 pm|
This story adds a twist to the typical knockout scenario. The person doing the punching was a woman!
[quote]NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are looking into another possible “knockout game” attack against a Hasidic Jewish man in Williamsburg on Sunday night.
As WCBS 880's Jim Smith reported, ...
| Political Talk|| Former Ku Klux Klan leader indicted in Alabama cross burning - L.A. on 11/29/13 at 7:50 pm|
The KKK? Cross burning? Seriously? Did this guy just wake up from a 50 year nap?
[quote]MONTGOMERY, Ala. – A onetime Ku Klux Klan leader is charged with burning a cross in a mostly black neighborhood in southeast Alabama.
The Justice Department says 28-year-old Steven Joshua Dinkle was i...
| Political Talk|| Dayna Morales, gay waitress in restaurant receipt flap may be compulsive liar - L.A. on 11/29/13 at 3:36 pm|
This story keeps getting better and better.
[quote]Dayna Morales -- the New Jersey waitress who said she was denied a tip because she is gay -- has had her credibility further called into question, as former friends and coworkers have come forward and are calling her a compulsive liar.
| Political Talk|| Bag Bandit Strikes While CBS4 Conducts Interview On Airport Baggage Thefts - L.A. on 11/29/13 at 11:51 am|
[quote]DENVER (CBS4) – Denver police say they are “actively investigating” a new airport bag theft that occurred just a few feet away and at precisely the same time that police and airport administrators were being interviewed by CBS4 about how few bag thefts they have at the airport....
| Political Talk|| NYU Professor: Obama Should Be Allowed to Run for a Third Term - L.A. on 11/29/13 at 11:42 am|
[quote]In The Washington Post, Jonathan Zimmerman, a history professor from NYU, has written an article claiming that all of America’s problems would be soloved–GET THIS–if only we would allow Barack Obama to run for a third term!
He wants to amend the Constitution and abolish presiden...
| Political Talk|| Larry Elder weighs in on the media coverage of the 'knockout game' - L.A. on 11/28/13 at 12:10 pm|
[quote]The "knockout game" -- and the media underreporting of it -- combines the breakdown of the family with the media's condescending determination to serve as a public relations bureau for blacks. The "game" is a dare in which a young man -- all the perps appear to be male people of color, mostly...
| Political Talk|| Gay waitress in tip flap has history of lying and was dishonoarably discharged - L.A. on 11/28/13 at 10:57 am|
from the Marine Corp.
This woman's background is starting to come out and she's loony tunes.
[quote]The New Jersey waitress whose story has been questioned after she claimed she received an anti-gay note instead of a tip on a restaurant bill was dishonorably discharged from the Marines last sp...
| Political Talk|| CBS: Obama Admin. Knew in 2010 That Millions Would Lose Health Plans - L.A. on 11/27/13 at 12:05 pm|
What's worthy of mention here isn't the information, which we already know, but rather that CBS, normally sycophantic to Obama, is finally doing some serious reporting on Obamacare.
[quote]Sharyl Attkisson uncovered another Obama administration falsehood about ObamaCare on Tuesday's CBS This Morn...
| Food and Drink Board|| Wine drinkers: What are you serving for Thanksgiving? - L.A. on 11/26/13 at 11:10 pm|
I have three bottles set aside for the day:
2010 Etude Carneros Pinot Noir
2010 Sequana Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir
2012 Blair Fox Paradise Road Vineyard Viognier
How about you?...
| O-T Lounge|| NSFW for Russian babes twerking - L.A. on 11/26/13 at 2:56 pm|
| Political Talk|| Per Time magazine's Mark Halperin: There really are death panels in Obamacare - L.A. on 11/26/13 at 11:04 am|
[quote]NEWSMAX: The Affordable Care Act contains provisions for "death panels," which decide which critically-ill patients receive care and which won't, according to Mark Halperin, senior political analyst for Time magazine.
"It's built into the plan. It's not like a guess or like a judgment. Th...
| Political Talk|| MSNBC's Bashir Says Someone Should Defecate on Sarah Palin. Later apologizes - L.A. on 11/18/13 at 7:18 pm|
I'm not even going to comment. What else is there to say about MSNBC?
[quote]MARTIN BASHIR: We end this week in the way it began -- with America’s resident dunce, Sarah Palin, scraping the barrel of her long deceased mind, and using her all time favorite analogy in an attempt to sound intellig...
| Food and Drink Board|| Ham and onion sandwiches - L.A. on 11/18/13 at 6:47 pm|
I'd never eaten a ham and onion sandwich until I started reading James Lee Burke's "Dave Robicheaux" novels a little over 20 years ago. In every book he had a scene with Dave in the kitchen making himself a ham and onion sandwhich and a glass of iced tea. He'd take the food out to the picnic table...
| Political Talk|| As a liberal when Alec Baldwin calls a gay man a c*cksucking f*gg*t - L.A. on 11/14/13 at 6:41 pm|
I'm sure he means it in the best possible way.
[quote]A rep for GLAAD tells TMZ, "Mr. Baldwin can't lend his support for equality on paper, while degrading gay people in practice. It's clearly time he listens to the calls from so many LGBT people and allies to end this pattern of anti-gay slurs."...
| Political Talk|| I don't think Obama was lying when he said you can keep your health plan - L.A. on 11/14/13 at 4:16 pm|
I think he did not understand the ACA and thought people WOULD be able to keep their existing coverage. Obama is not a details man. I'd bet money that he did not understand the plan that we came to know as Obamacare. Which means that instead of lying about the ACA, he's just incompetent....
| Political Talk|| More ACA winning! Woman with cancer loses insurance due to ACA - L.A. on 11/14/13 at 10:40 am|
[quote]WFTV in Florida reports that a woman with cancer has been dropped from her insurance plan due to Obamacare:
"A woman in a life and death battle with cancer was dealt another devastating blow," says the Florida anchor.
The anchor continues, "She just found out she's being dropped by her ...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Check out the weights on the Saints 1967 Opening Day Roster - L.A. on 11/8/13 at 2:51 pm|
Especially the lineman.
[quote]Dick Anderson #71 OT 6'5" 245 22 Ohio St
George Harvey #67 OT 6'4" 245 21 Kansas
Jerry Jones #78 OT 6'3" 270 23 Bowling Green
Dave McCormick #75 OT 6'6" 250 24 Louisiana St
Jerry Sturm #73 OT 6'3" 260 30 Illinois
Ray Rissmiller #77 OT 6'4" 250 25 G...
| Political Talk|| Obamacare: 6 enrollees on first day. SNL skit correctly predicted number - L.A. on 11/1/13 at 11:29 am|
[quote](CBS News) WASHINGTON - For 31 days now, the Obama administration has been telling us that Americans by the millions are visiting the new health insurance website, despite all its problems.
But no one in the administration has been willing to tell us how many policies have been purchased, ...
| Political Talk|| Rachel Maddow accused of plagiarism in 2010 - L.A. on 10/31/13 at 5:51 pm|
Do we file this one in the "people who live in glass houses" category?
[quote]MSNBC host Rachel Maddow created headlines this week when she alleged that Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) had plagiarized a recent speech from Wikipedia, but it turns out the liberal cable news host has been accused of plagia...