| Political Talk|| Pope implies religious skeptics are “Immoral, Unethical And Despicable" - L.A. on 4/17/14 at 2:21 pm|
I'm sorry, I meant Al Gore implies Global Warming Skeptics “Immoral, Unethical And Despicable”…
It's just that whenever I hear Al Gore talk about global warming I feel like I'm listening to some televangelist huckster.
[quote]Al Gore Calls Global Warming Skeptics “Immoral, Unethical And Despic...
| Political Talk|| A literate, thoughtful essay on culture and education from Carl Bridenbaugh - L.A. on 4/17/14 at 1:45 pm|
Bridenbaugh was a distinguished historian, specializing in Colonial America. This address was presented to the American Historical Association in 1962.
It will take some time to read it, but it's worth the effort.
[quote]On the educational and cultural side, perhaps nothing so marks the age ...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| New 3 round mock draft by draftpreview.com - L.A. on 4/16/14 at 12:52 am|
I would love this draft for the Saints.
| Political Talk|| Sharyl Attkisson: "When I'd Begin Getting Under Surface of an Obama Scandal... - L.A. on 4/11/14 at 12:19 pm|
[i]CBS Would Pull Me Off"[/i]
We all knew stuff like this was happening. What's refreshing is that someone is finally speaking out about it. I admire Attkisson's courage.
[quote]Regarding Fast and Furious: The former CBS reporter asserted that she began to make inroads into the story but h...
| Food and Drink Board|| I came across this article on American beer - L.A. on 4/10/14 at 7:31 pm|
I thought some of you might enjoy reading it.
[quote]American Stout and Imperial Porter
Though the stout family has its roots in Britain, American stout has enough Yankee flair to be accepted as its own thing. Like all stouts, these are black in color with some amount of roasted...
| Political Talk|| Gender gap in White House pay draws scrutiny. - L.A. on 4/8/14 at 1:21 am|
Anybody on the left care about this?
[quote]WASHINGTON — President Obama on Tuesday will call attention to what he has said is an “embarrassment” in America: the fact that women make, on average, only 77 cents for every dollar that a man earns.
But critics of the administration are eager to tu...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Great Blue North Draft Report new 3-round mock draft - L.A. on 4/7/14 at 6:13 pm|
Have the Saints picking CJ Mosely in round 1.
| Political Talk|| Princeton law prof weighs in on what Mozilla decision means - L.A. on 4/7/14 at 4:50 pm|
[quote]Mozilla has now made its employment policy clear.
No Catholics need apply.
Or Evangelical Christians.
Or Eastern Orthodox.
Or Orthodox Jews.
Unless, that is, you are the “right kind” of Catholic, Evangelical, Eastern Orthodox Christian, observant J...
| Political Talk|| IRS agents’ testimony: NO progressive groups were targeted by IRS - L.A. on 4/7/14 at 11:32 am|
[quote]IRS agents testified before Congress that the agency’s political targeting did not apply to progressive groups as Democrats and the media have claimed, according to a bombshell new staff report prepared by the House Oversight Committee chairman, Rep. Darrell Issa.
IRS agents testified befo...
| Political Talk|| Why didn't the Left target Obama when he was against gay marriage? - L.A. on 4/5/14 at 8:03 pm|
The Mozilla brouhaha has me wondering about this.
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Kiper's new 3 round mock draft is out. He has the Saints selecting - L.A. on 4/5/14 at 12:37 pm|
Strictly fwiw, fyi, etc.
[quote]New Orleans Saints
Top needs: CB, OLB, WR
Round 1 (27) OLB Dee Ford, Auburn
Round 2 (58) WR Davante Adams, Fresno St.
Round 3 (91) CB Kendall James, Maine
Analysis: The growth of Cameron Jordan at defensive end and solid play of rookie Kenny Vaccaro help...
| Political Talk|| Obamacare: huge historic mess unique in the annals of lawmaking & administration - L.A. on 4/4/14 at 11:31 pm|
So says Peggy Noonan of the Wall Street Journal.
[quote]Obamacare has been nothing but a "huge, historic mess" that is unique in the annals of lawmaking and administration, says The Wall Street Journal's Peggy Noonan.
"The leaders of our government have not felt, throughout the process, that t...
| Political Talk|| Andrew Sullivan: "We're no better than the anti-gay bullies who came before us." - L.A. on 4/4/14 at 7:23 pm|
[quote]The guy who had the gall to express his First Amendment rights and favor Prop 8 in California by donating $1,000 has just been scalped by some gay activists. After an OKCupid decision to boycott Mozilla, the recently appointed Brendan Eich just resigned under pressure.
Will he now be force...
| Political Talk|| National Young Feminist Leadership Conference promotes inclusivity - L.A. on 4/3/14 at 3:42 pm|
Seriously, why can't these women present their POV's and have an exchange of ideas with someone who has a different POV?
| Music Board|| Any Jonny Lang fans? - L.A. on 4/1/14 at 4:27 pm|
This is first single from his new CD. The cd is just so-so IMO, but I love this song.
[link=(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1GgUc8DqEs)]Blew Up the House[/link]...
| More Sports Board|| UCLA guard Zach LaVine is one-and-done - L.A. on 3/28/14 at 4:43 pm|
Declared for the draft this morning.
Interesting decision. He didn't start this year and may not have started next year with guards Jordan Adams and Norman Powell returning, and only averaged 9 PPG this year, but some project him as a lottery pick....
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Fwiw, Kiper's latest mock draft released today - L.A. on 3/27/14 at 2:06 pm|
Here's his selection for the Saints:
[quote]27. New Orleans Saints: DE Dee Ford, Auburn
The Saints have made a big bet at safety with the addition of Jairus Byrd, but while the back end of the defense is locked down, and the front is in decent shape with the growth of Cameron Jordan, John Jenk...
| More Sports Board|| Is there a place in the NBA for the Wear twins of UCLA? - L.A. on 3/27/14 at 11:29 am|
Are these guys good enough to make the end of some NBA team's bench, or are they destined for the D-League?
They're basically PF's in a SF's body. High basketball IQs, pretty good shooters, but lacking in strength and quickness.
What say ye?...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| WR Brandin Cooks is rising up the board in all the mock drafts - L.A. on 3/7/14 at 1:24 am|
If they're right, Cooks won't be there when we pick at #27.
This is from Mel Kiper's new Big Board, just releasaed/revised today. He has Cooks as his #15 overall prospect.
[quote]15. Brandin Cooks WR
AGE: 20; DOB: 9/25/93, HT: 5-10, WT: 189
Rec 128, Yds 1,730, Avg 13.5, TD 16
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Top 101 NFL free agents for 2014 - L.A. on 3/4/14 at 2:37 pm|
[quote]TIER 1: Difference-makers
1) Jairus Byrd, S, Buffalo Bills: A natural playmaker with plus ball skills, Byrd is Earl Thomas' chief rival as the game's top cover safety. The Bills won't let him get away for nothing.
TIER 2: Impact starters
2) Eugene Monroe, OT, Baltimore Ravens: Of a...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Walterfootball new mock draft speculates on why the Saints might draft - L.A. on 3/4/14 at 1:49 pm|
an OLB in rounnd 1.
[quote]27. New Orleans Saints: Kony Ealy, DE/OLB, Missouri
Considering that New Orleans has to deal with Matt Ryan and Cam Newton twice per year, the team could stand to bolster its pass rush. [b]The Saints can't count on Victor Butler, who is coming off a torn ACL. Butle...
| O-T Lounge|| Kenyan Church Pastor Bans Female Parishioners From Wearing Underwear - L.A. on 3/4/14 at 11:53 am|
Ladies, this is for your own good. :pimp:
[b]Kenyan Church Pastor Bans Female Parishioners From Wearing Underwear[/b]
NAIROBI, Kenya (CBSDC/AP) - A local pastor has ordered all women who attend service at Lord’s Propeller Redemption Church to refrain from wearing undergarments while...
| Political Talk|| The Rev. Dr. James David Manning explains white homos vs. black women - L.A. on 2/27/14 at 2:07 pm|
American Express cards, the theater, and pervert son-of-Satan, Barack Hussein Obama. :lol:
| Political Talk|| Serious question/hypothetical for you legal eagle types - L.A. on 2/27/14 at 1:45 pm|
The decision by Arizona's governor to veto the Arizona Senate bill on discrimination got me thinking again about the somewhat recent story of the Oregon baker who was forced by the courts to bake a cake for a gay wedding has me wondering where we draw the line on this issue.
For instance, let's s...
| Political Talk|| Is this wrong? Are we not supposed to do this? - L.A. on 2/25/14 at 8:12 pm|
[b]Christian Metal Singer Pleads Guilty in Murder for Hire[/b]
[quote]The singer of the Grammy-nominated Christian metal band As I Lay Dying pleaded guilty to his role in a murder-for-hire plot.
Carlsbad, Calif., resident Tim Lambesis entered the change of plea in court Tuesday, admitting that...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Now that the Combine is over, who do you think is a likely #1 for us? - L.A. on 2/25/14 at 3:06 pm|
I'm going with CB Jason Verrett from TCU. Ran a 4.38 in the 40, looked good in the drills. High character kid according to his coaches.
We need a corner and Gilbert and Dennard will be gone by the time we pick.
Odell Beckham and Brandin Cooks might be there when we pick, but I think we can g...
| Political Talk|| Ugandan Tabloid Publishes List of 'Top' Homosexuals - L.A. on 2/25/14 at 2:36 pm|
Given the attitude in Africa towards gays, this is practically a life sentence for those named in the article. Life is about to get unpleasant for these people.
[quote]A tabloid in Uganda printed a front-page story Tuesday of the nation's "200 top" homosexuals, one day after the president there s...
| Music Board|| Any Blackberry Smoke fans around here? - L.A. on 2/24/14 at 2:46 pm|
I love Southern Rock. I grew up listening to Lynard Skynard, Marshall Tucker, Charlie Daniels, Black Oak Arkansas, et al. I think these guys are the best present-day link to the music of that era that I've heard.
[link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9D1EhRZ9dQ)]Blackberry Smoke 'Restless'[/...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Some free agent rumors re: the Saints from walterfootball.com - L.A. on 2/17/14 at 2:57 am|
[quote]New Orleans Saints:
2/13: The Cowboys are expected to have interest in Robert Meachem, according to ESPN's Todd Archer.
2/13: The Saints are not expected to retain center Brian De La Puente, per ESPN Saints' Mike Triplett.
2/13: Charles Brown is not expected to return to the Saints ...
| Movie/TV Board|| Snake-handling preacher from TV's "Snake Salvation" dies from...wait for it... - L.A. on 2/16/14 at 7:54 pm|
I didn't see that one coming.
[quote]Jamie Coots, a Kentucky pastor who starred on National Geographic Channel's Snake Salvation — a reality show about Pentecostal preachers ...