| Political Talk|| Congratulations to the media - maine82 on 6/24/14 at 11:09 pm|
For not using the phrase "Mississippi Burning" in describing this election....
| O-T Lounge|| The death of Casey Kasem is now imminent - maine82 on 6/12/14 at 1:27 pm|
[quote]On Wednesday, [b]a judge upheld the right of former radio icon Casey Kasem‘s daughter, Kerri, to withhold medication, food, and fluids from her father who currently suffers from sepsis, dementi...
| O-T Lounge|| Alpha-male bear facing castration as sexual dominance threatens population - maine82 on 6/9/14 at 7:26 am|
[link=(http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/08/pyrenees-brown-bear-pyros-sexual-castration-segregation)]From the Guardian:[/link]
[quote]An elderly brown bear in the Pyrenees is facing castration or segregation amid fears that [b]his sexual dominance is threatening the species' surviva...
| More Sports Board|| Donald Sterling is the best news for the Lakers in months - maine82 on 4/26/14 at 11:32 pm|
Not that this improves the Lakers, but there has been talk for a while that the Clippers could possibly supplant the Lakers as "L.A.'s team." That wasn't likely to start with, but it was a possibility.
That's not happening now....
| Political Talk|| Sarah Palin to grace us with her wisdom and intellect on Ukraine - maine82 on 3/3/14 at 4:35 pm|
Sarah Palin ?@SarahPalinUSA 20m
Looking forward to being on @seanhannity tonight at 10pm EST to talk about Russia and Ukraine.
| More Sports Board|| Bi-annual Olympics in New Orleans thread - maine82 on 2/22/14 at 7:12 pm|
Come on people, what will it take? New Orleans 2024!...
| Political Talk|| Ken Ham has lost Pat Robertson - maine82 on 2/14/14 at 6:17 pm|
[quote]Remember that big Bill Nye-Ken Ham creation v. evolution debate that, for a brief moment, ignited the spark of the culture wars? Well, Pat Robertson‘s reaction to that debate was to say it’s “nonsense” to think the earth is 6000 years old and that people like Ham are helping ...
| O-T Lounge|| List of boyfriend rules by two elementary school girls - maine82 on 2/6/14 at 8:08 pm|
From a 6-year-old and a 9-year-old (with the spelling errors):
List of boyfriend rules
1) nice hand writing
3) likes Parents
4) not living with Parents
5) good maners
| More Sports Board|| How hard really is bobsled? - maine82 on 1/20/14 at 11:58 am|
I'm sure those in the sport are great athletes and this is not an attack on Lolo Jones. She's clearly a world-class athlete and a hard worker. But unless I missed the bobsled track near the fieldhouse, it took her a year and a half from London to Sochi to pick up the sport and make it to the [b][i...
| More Sports Board|| Where Jameis Winston basically tells ESPN to screw off - maine82 on 12/8/13 at 9:49 am|
Good for him
| 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...