| More Sports Board|| Dodgers sign LHP Brett Anderson to 1 year $10 million deal - L.A. on 12/16/14 at 5:02 pm|
Anderson is fragile as glass, but he hasn't had any major injuries since 2011. If he's healthy this year this is a very good signing by the Dodgers.
[quote]The Dodgers have come to agreement with left hander Brett Anderson on a one-year ten million dollar contract. Buster Olney reported. Accordi...
| More Sports Board|| Dodgers DFA reliever Brian Wilson - L.A. on 12/16/14 at 4:49 pm|
Wilson will retire before he accepts a minor league assignment. The Dodgers will eat the last year of his contract if no other team signs him.
Excellent move on the Dodgers part. Wilson was awful last year. His fastball is gone.
[quote]LOS ANGELES -- The new Dodgers front office is not shy ...
| More Sports Board|| Dodgers trade Dee Gordon to Marlins for LHP Andrew Heaney - L.A. on 12/10/14 at 5:48 pm|
| More Sports Board|| Jimmy Rollins traded to Dodgers - L.A. on 12/10/14 at 5:23 pm|
No word yet on compensation Phillies received.
| Food and Drink Board|| My 15 favorite wines of 2014 for under $20 - L.A. on 12/10/14 at 4:36 pm|
I’m doing this from memory so it’s possible that I may have overlooked a few wines, but here are my favorite wines from 2014 for under $20.
1. 2012 Pali Wine Company Huntington Vineyard Pinot Noir $20
Better than some of the $40 pinots I tasted this past year. And even though it’s young, it’s...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| The 2014 NFL draft was widely considered the deepest draft in 10 years. - L.A. on 12/4/14 at 4:30 pm|
Yet we end up with zeroes like Stanley Jean-Baptiste? Khari Fortt? Tavon Rooks?
How did the Saints manage to fail on such a monumental scale?
[link=(http://www.nfl.com/draft/2014/tracker#dt-tabs:dt-by-round/dt-by-round-input:1/dt-by-team-input:no)]Selections by round[/link]
| Food and Drink Board|| Anybody have a good bourbon milk punch recipe? - L.A. on 12/2/14 at 10:39 am|
I tried this one last night and it's good. It's a slushy bourbon milk punch.
Whatcha got? :popcorn:...
| Political Talk|| If only president Obama were as wise as Charles Barkley - L.A. on 12/1/14 at 8:27 pm|
Do you realize how much it would have helped the country if President Obama had publicly said something along these lines?
[quote][b]Charles Barkley: Ferguson Grand Jury Got it Right, Looters Are Scumbags[/b]
Last week on Philadelphia radio 97.5's "The Fanatic," NBA star Charles Barkley said t...
| Political Talk|| One important fact from Ferguson is being grossly underreported - L.A. on 12/1/14 at 2:46 pm|
In the media's breathless rush to fill the airwaves with anything that fits their narrative about what happened in Ferguson, one critical bit of information is being grossly underreported.
According to the grand jury transcripts seven black citizens of Ferguson came forward to give testimony that...
| Political Talk|| Thanks, or something - L.A. on 11/27/14 at 12:27 pm|
Superb column by George Will.
Before the tryptophan in the turkey induces somnolence, give thanks for living in such an entertaining country. This year, for example, we learned that California’s Legislature includes 93 people who seem never to have had sex. They enacted the “affirmative co...
| Political Talk|| Michael Brown's family church torched. Pastor blames...wait for it... - L.A. on 11/26/14 at 11:26 am|
We're through the looking glass, people.
[quote][b]Protestors torched Michael Brown family's church during Monday night's Ferguson protests as pastor blames white supremacists[/b]
The Missouri church attended by Michael Brown’s father and his family was one of a dozen ...
| Political Talk|| Let's just say this woman likes the ole sausage if you know what I mean - L.A. on 11/26/14 at 11:13 am|
[quote][b]Woman Arrested For $6400 Sausage Heist
Cops: Perp, 45, swiped pallet of products from Texas employer[/b]
NOVEMBER 26--A Texas woman was arrested yesterday for stealing more than $6400 worth of sausage from the Kiolbassa Provision Company, a San Antonio firm that has been smoking meat ...
| Political Talk|| Legal scholars praise Ferguson grand jury for fairness beyond the norm - L.A. on 11/25/14 at 10:16 pm|
[quote]“It was the most thorough grand jury investigation that I’ve ever heard of,” said Stephen Saltzburg, a professor of law at George Washington University Law School.
Media outlets and supporters of Mr. Brown have said that Mr. McCulloch’s prosecution was unusual because he did not go in with...
| Political Talk|| 10 Key Facts Ferguson Grand Jury Discovered - L.A. on 11/25/14 at 5:21 pm|
This seems to be mostly from Officer Wilson's testimony.
[quote]1. Officer Wilson identified Michael Brown as suspect in a robbery.
From County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch:
“At About 11:53 AM, Wilson heard a radio broadcast of stealing in progress at a market. The broadcast also included a bri...
| Movie/TV Board|| Anybody watching The Affiar, on Showtime? - L.A. on 11/25/14 at 1:48 pm|
Nice to see Detective McNulty with a wife, AND getting some on the side. :lol: (That's a reference to The Wire, for those who don't know)
The Affair has been picked up for season 2. I wonder if it will be with a different cast/story?...
| Political Talk|| We Have a Moral Divide, Not a Racial One - L.A. on 11/25/14 at 12:15 pm|
Excellent article by Dennis Prager, published yesterday before the grand jury's announcement, on the real divide in America.
[quote]As we await protests and riots scheduled for Ferguson, Missouri, and elsewhere if a grand jury in Missouri does not indict the white officer who shot and killed Mich...
| Political Talk|| The morning after in Ferguson - L.A. on 11/25/14 at 10:59 am|
[quote]After a night of massive protests and unrest in both Ferguson, Mo. and around the nation following the decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, the world now wakes up to the aftermath.
The damage to Ferguson, especially, is extensive. Whil...
| Political Talk|| Thoughtful article by Juan Williams on the need for black leadership right now - L.A. on 11/25/14 at 10:47 am|
[quote]The president represents black power beyond anyone’s imagination just a few years ago. He inspires young black people to dream of fulfilling their dreams. Here is a black man with a seat at the head of the American table of leadership and that means the world’s leadership.
But he is now we...
| Political Talk|| Obama promised Obamacare wouldn't do exactly what Gruber says it will do - L.A. on 11/24/14 at 4:21 pm|
Posted mainly to give kudos to CNN for actually doing this story.
[quote]Washington (CNN) -- At a town hall meeting where he campaigned for health care legislation in 2009, President Barack Obama pledged to voters that he did not want any tax on health insurance plans he perceived as wastefully g...
| Food and Drink Board|| What's everybody pouring this Thanksgiving? - L.A. on 11/24/14 at 12:15 pm|
Thanksgiving is such a great meal for wine. Over the years I've served a number of different wines and most of them did just fine.
For reds I've most often served pinot noir or zinfandel, but last year served a 2009 Grenache from Dragonnette Cellars in the Santa Ynez Valley. For whites I've p...