| Political Talk|| Scott Walker Says He Would Sign Bill to Ban Abortions After 20 Weeks - L.A. on 3/3/15 at 6:46 pm|
These are fighting words.
[quote]Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is a likely pro-life candidate for the Republican nomination for president and he burnished those pro-life credentials today by issuing a letter saying he would sign a bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks.
“As the Wi...
| Political Talk|| Iraq launches major assault against ISIS - L.A. on 3/2/15 at 5:46 pm|
3 cheers for Iraq!!!
Some 30,000 Iraqi troops and militia backed by aircraft pounded jihadists in and around Tikrit on Monday in the biggest offensive yet to retake one of the Islamic State group's main strongholds.
Government forces have battled their way north for months, notching u...
| Political Talk|| KKK Was Terrorizing America Decades Before Islamic State Appeared - L.A. on 2/27/15 at 5:46 pm|
From today's Huffington Post. I'm at a loss for words.
When Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) returned home from a trip to the Middle East in October, he offered a reflection on the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, to the Bangor Daily News:
"My characterization of ISIS is that they have 14...
| Political Talk|| US-led airstrikes hit Syria in wake of recent ISIS kidnappings - L.A. on 2/26/15 at 1:25 pm|
[quote]BEIRUT, Feb 26 (Reuters) - A U.S.-led alliance launched air strikes against Islamic State on Thursday in an area of northeast Syria where the militants are now estimated to have abducted at least 220 Assyrian Christians this week, a group monitoring the war reported.
The Syrian Observatory...
| Political Talk|| ISIS goons destroy ancient artifacts in Mosul museum - L.A. on 2/26/15 at 1:12 pm|
It's a cultural cleansing.
One artifact dated back to 900 BC.
They also say God told them to do this.
| Food and Drink Board|| A brief wine review: 2012 Columbia Crest Grand Estates Cabernet Sauvignon - L.A. on 2/24/15 at 12:52 pm|
I'd like to recommend the [b]2012 Columbia Crest Grand Estates Cabernet Sauvignon[/b] as a very good wine at a great price. I've been pouring it as a de facto house red for the past couple of months.
I've been a fan of the Grand Estates line of wines from Columbia Crest for years, especially the...
| Political Talk|| 7 Shocking Quotes From Planned Parenthood Founder Margaret Sanger - L.A. on 2/23/15 at 5:06 pm|
I saw this on Facebook today and it seems pretty far-fetched, Then again, I know little about Planned Parenthood, and nothing about Margaret Sanger. Any truth to any of this?
[quote]1) “We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population.”
In a letter to Dr. Clar...
| Music Board|| This is the band opening for Buddy Guy at the HOB in Anaheim in April - L.A. on 2/20/15 at 2:58 pm|
The Danielle Nicole Band. Great sound IMO.
| Political Talk|| The big lie of Obama’s presidency: He's a raging partisan - L.A. on 2/18/15 at 8:22 pm|
From the Weekly Standard:
[quote]President Obama’s claim to have disapproved of gay marriage until he changed his mind in 2012 has been exposed as a lie. It was a small, politically expedient lie, but it got a lot of attention last week. Meanwhile a bigger lie hovers over the Obama presidency lik...
| Tiger Rant|| Rating Some LSU (Baseball) Draft Prospects - L.A. on 2/18/15 at 4:33 pm|
This article appeared today on a Los Angeles Dodgers website. I thought some of you might enjoy reading it.
[quote]I'd like to introduce a new series that I will be running throughout the Spring that will feature a combination of in-person observations and video analysis of top pro...
| Political Talk|| Obama finally speaks out against religious intolerance - L.A. on 2/18/15 at 4:25 pm|
With absolutely no supporting evidence whatsoever, he said today in his speech at the "Extremist" conference that the three Muslims in North Carolina were killed because they were Muslim.
No link. Heard the speech on the radio.
It's official. I now hate Barack Obama.
| Political Talk|| Conference on extremism convened by Obama will not focus on religious belief - L.A. on 2/18/15 at 12:10 pm|
I think this will be remembered as the "Waste of Time" Conference.
[quote](Bloomberg) -- The conference on extremism convened by the Obama administration in Washington this week includes leaders from Muslim groups, focuses on U.S. cities with large Muslim populations, and involves foreign leaders...
| Political Talk|| Federal judge halts Obama’s order on immigration - L.A. on 2/16/15 at 11:20 pm|
[quote]Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced late Monday night that a federal judge has ruled to halt an executive order by President Barack Obama that would grant relief to millions of unauthorized immigrants in the country.
At 10:21 p.m. the following message was posted on Abbott’s official Twit...
| Political Talk|| Egypt 'bombs ISIS targets in Libya' per BBC - L.A. on 2/16/15 at 2:16 am|
[quote]Egypt says it has bombed Islamic State targets in Libya, hours after the group published video showing the apparent beheadings of 21 Egyptian Christians.
State TV said the dawn strikes had targeted camps, training sites and weapons storage areas.
Earlier, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ...
| Political Talk|| One dead in Copenhagen shooting at free speech meeting - L.A. on 2/14/15 at 11:21 am|
[quote]Copenhagen shooting during debate on Islam: live
One dead in shooting at a Copenhagen cultural centre, where a meeting about freedom of speech was being held - organised by a Swedish artist who had caricatured the Prophet Muhammad.[/quote]
| Music Board|| The Rusty Wright Band - L.A. on 2/13/15 at 7:40 pm|
I've got to admit that I'd never heard of this band before today, but here's an hour long PBS show from Michigan featuring them.
If you like blues, you might enjoy listening to some of this.
| Political Talk|| Scott Walker Didn't Finish College. And? - L.A. on 2/13/15 at 2:29 pm|
Humorous article on the Weekly Standard.
The Washington Post has a long article up about Scott Walker's formative years. It has some fine reporting, but the overall tone and headline are curious: "As Scott Walker mulls White House bid, questions linger over college exit."
| Political Talk|| $10,000 Muhammad Art and Cartoon Contest to be Held In Texas - L.A. on 2/13/15 at 2:05 pm|
This should be interesting.
[quote]Pamela Geller is planning a “Draw the Prophet” event in Garland, Texas in the same location as a Muslim group held a “Stand with the Prophet” conference in January. The First Annual Muhammad Art Exhibit and Contest will be hosted by the Curtis Caldwell Center, w...
| Music Board|| The Danielle Nicole Band - L.A. on 2/10/15 at 12:43 pm|
This group is opening for Buddy Guy at the HOB on April 5 here in Los Angeles. I'd never heard of them before, but I like their sound. There are so many good bands out there it's no wonder so many talented musicians struggle to make a living.
| Political Talk|| French Artist’s Calls For Peace End in Brutal Beating By Local Muslims - L.A. on 2/10/15 at 12:27 pm|
[quote]French street artist Combo was physically assaulted over his latest art work.
It was very offensive and local Muslims demanded he take it down.
Four Muslims in Porte Dorée (the Golden door), a ghetto east of Paris, beat artist Combo after he refused to take down his Coexist street art....