| Political Talk|| Ideas to Reform Higher Education - maine82 on 4/7/13 at 8:26 pm|
So I was having a conversation with family tonight and came up with this brain fart:
How about we key the student loan program to the job market? We have way too many law students, way too many people getting Arts and Sciences degrees with too few jobs for them after college, way too many people...
| Political Talk|| Predictions on Gay Marriage Supreme Court Ruling? - maine82 on 2/28/13 at 9:20 pm|
My prediction is you'll have 4 for gay marriage, 4 against, and Kennedy says that states have to at least provide civil union licenses of equal status to marriage but don't necessarily have to call it marriage. Thus he carries the day.
I think there's a 30-40% chance Roberts joins Kennedy but ...
| More Sports Board|| Riskier Choice: Manti Te'o or Tyrann Mathieu? - maine82 on 2/25/13 at 7:11 pm|
I say Manti Te'o, because his confidence appears to be shot and that's after not having been thrown off his team....
| O-T Lounge|| DO NOT PUT ON KNOB AND BOLLOCKS - maine82 on 2/18/13 at 2:07 pm|
Greatest. Amazon Review. Ever.
[quote]Veet for Men Hair Removal Gel Creme 200 ml[/quote]
[quote]Being a loose cannon who does not play by the rules the first thing I did was igno...
| Tiger Rant|| VIDEO: #11 LSU over #1 Kentucky, 1986 NCAA Regional Finals - maine82 on 2/17/13 at 9:07 am|
Don't know if Germans but just saw this, pretty cool.
| Political Talk|| Baton Rouge big on megachurches (statistical fact) - maine82 on 1/30/13 at 8:07 pm|
[quote]A new study reveals which U.S. cities have the highest and lowest concentration of megachurch attenders among the Christian population.
Only 10 percent of self-identified Christians in the United States attend megachurches – defined in the new Barna Group study as congregations of 1,000 p...
| O-T Lounge|| Playing Tetris when the boss is gone will never be safe again - maine82 on 1/15/13 at 6:55 pm|
Starts at 38:22 if URL doesn't work.
The comedy that might ensue with this machine could be great....
| More Sports Board|| Jimmy Kimmel Challenge: Hug your TV during game! - maine82 on 1/7/13 at 7:12 pm|
This strikes me as a suicide wish in some homes:
| Political Talk|| Gary's internal folks have him.... - maine82 on 10/22/12 at 4:47 pm|
Smoking doobie in the back of a pick-up truck....
| More Sports Board|| Tough Ethical Question for LA Tech - maine82 on 10/20/12 at 8:08 pm|
LA Tech leading 56 to 21 at the half.
Difficult ethical question. Do you be classy with Idaho and show mercy, or do you shoot for history and try to top 100 points?
Of course normally this would be a ridiculous question but they [i]do[/i] have 56... personally, I'd try to top 100....
| More Sports Board|| LeBron James: King of the Rings - maine82 on 10/16/12 at 4:18 pm|
Can't believe I just saw this on the ESPN front page.
[quote]TWO YEARS AGO, LeBron James predicted he would win not one, not two, not three ... but seven NBA titles. What if he was right? ESPN the Mag and Marvel Comics have united to create [b]LeBron: King of the Rings, an epic tale[/b] of zombie...
| Political Talk|| Obama Campaign: Tell Your Wedding Guests To Send Us Money - maine82 on 6/22/12 at 5:44 pm|
[quote]Just when you thought the Obama campaign couldn’t get any more desperate, they come up with this: the Obama Event Registry, asking supporters who are getting married, having a birthday, or celebrating an ...
| Tiger Rant|| LSU Basketball isn't going to get a big-name coach - maine82 on 4/7/12 at 3:43 pm|
That's just reality. We don't have strong enough of a draw to lure in a Shaka Smart or a Brad Stevens. The schools that successfully do that are Kentucky, Kansas, Connecticut, North Carolina, et cetera. Not a school where the program is in third place behind football and baseball.
Our best cha...
| Political Talk|| So how many robo calls have you had since the weekend? - maine82 on 3/22/12 at 2:31 pm|
I've had about 5 today and at least a dozen since the weekend....
| Political Talk|| Nude Feud - maine82 on 2/21/12 at 12:20 pm|
[quote]MONTPELIER — Straddling the village of Montpelier, St. Helena Parish’s two strip clubs have ignited a parishwide battle.
One club owner says the other should be shut down, local pastors want both clubs shuttered, and th...
| Political Talk|| President John Tyler's grandson says Newt Gingrich is a "jerk" - maine82 on 1/27/12 at 5:57 pm|
Yes, you read that right. The parts about Tyler still having a living grandson is far more interesting than the Gingrich part.
Incredibly, President Tyler, who was born in 1790 and became the 10th president in 1841, has two grandch...
| Money Talk|| Can anyone think of a good reason why I shouldn't invest in this? - maine82 on 1/26/12 at 1:32 pm|
FSNGX = Fidelity Select Natural Gas Mutual Fund
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation APC 11.42% +3.04
Apache Corporation Common Stock APA 10.85% +5.91
Duke Energy Corporation (Holdin DUK 8.46% -1.73
| Political Talk|| The issue ultimately is Romney - maine82 on 1/21/12 at 9:08 pm|
The Marianne Gingrich interview and the CNN debate provided Newt Gingrich momentum, but the fact that Republican voters are having difficulties accepting Romney is the foundation. I think there's a lot of voters who 1) Don't think Romney is reliably conservative and 2) Can't relate to Romney. In a...
| Political Talk|| There are 12 registered Jedi in Louisiana - maine82 on 1/17/12 at 4:50 pm|
Party registration in Louisiana
A few of my favorite are bolded.
Reform Party 1383
Green Party 1369
| More Sports Board|| Great article on Michael Jordan's High School Coach - maine82 on 1/12/12 at 10:45 am|
"Did This Man Really Cut Michael Jordan?"
[quote]The coaches met in Herring's windowless closet of an office to compare notes. Most of the varsity spots were already locked down. Herring had gone to the playoffs the...
| Fantasy Sports Board|| Running Back/Flex Dilemma - maine82 on 12/14/11 at 10:49 am|
Can I get some opinions on this?
I've got five running backs and they all seem to have good match-ups:
Cedric Benson/St. Louis
Felix Jones/Tampa Bay
Kevin Smith/Oakland (assuming he's healthy)
I've pretty much decided my starting receivers are ...
| Pelicans Talk|| If they aren't going to let us make trades than why did the NBA buy the team? - maine82 on 12/8/11 at 11:39 pm|
That is what's most flabbergasting to me on this. Did Stern and the owners just expect us to curl into a fetal position and let the team deteriorate until someone bought it? Surely they knew that no progress would be made until the lockout was resolved and season ticket sales could be monitored.
| Fantasy Sports Board|| Cam Newton or Joe Flacco? - maine82 on 12/6/11 at 2:36 pm|
Before you laugh, Flacco and the Ravens are playing Indianapolis this week. Newton and Carolina are playing Atlanta.
I assume Newton will have a good game but potentially Flacco could have a great game, unless the Ravens continue slanting heavily toward running the ball. I'm playing the secon...
| Political Talk|| Republicans vs. Democrats TV survey results - maine82 on 12/6/11 at 1:01 pm|
[quote]Republicans don’t watch MTV’s Jersey Shore. But they dig ABC’s Castle.
Democrats don’t like Discovery’s Deadliest Catch. But they swoon for NBC’s Parks and Recreation.
Those are a few of the findings of an annual research survey by Experian-Simmons that measures the consumer preferences...