| Political Talk|| Liberal Iraqi Cleric Spells it out on the Koran et.al. - Big12fan on 10/22/14 at 5:36 pm|
Never heard of this guy before, but I hope we hear more. Interesting take on sunnis, shia, kurds, etc. And doesn't hold back on the Koran. When he speaks of fiqh, he is talking about how one would interpret or understand the Koran. Amazingly, he says that Islam being a religion of peace is bulls...
| Political Talk|| Russia, ISIS & Chechens - Big12fan on 10/15/14 at 8:26 am|
How long before Putin gets Russia more involved than just sending arms to Syria?
[quote][b]The Chechens are ISIL’s shock troops.[/b] Shishani’s Chechens lead the siege of Kobane because ISIL recognizes that their violence and zealotry are force multipliers. The Chechens defeated the Syrian army a...
| Political Talk|| Islamic State Kryptonite - WOMEN!! - Big12fan on 8/22/14 at 12:49 pm|
If true, this scares the shite out of those bastards.
[quote]“The jihadists don’t like fighting women, because if they’re killed by a female, they think they won’t go to heaven,” one female soldier said.[/quote]
Imagine that - getting killed and not going to Paradise - you'll be sent directly t...
| Political Talk|| Syrians kill Abu Mosa, IS spokesman - Big12fan on 8/22/14 at 12:26 pm|
[quote]Mosa was featured in the recent Vice News documentary, in which he said, “I say to America the Islamic Caliphate has been established and we will not stop.”
Mosa also famously said, “Don’t be cowards and attack us with drones. Instead send your soldiers, the ones we humiliated in Iraq. We ...
| Political Talk|| An American Victory in Iraq - Big12fan on 8/10/14 at 10:25 am|
I really don't know what it would look like. For those who think we should have stayed until it was won, I'm open to hearing how this would have been accomplished. In my mind, the only path to peace is for Iraq to be partitioned into 3 states.
I would love to hear what others have to say abou...
| Political Talk|| Most of Mississippi is controlled by ISIS ? - Big12fan on 8/1/14 at 3:07 pm|
Well, not really, but the maps below do sorta put things in perspective scale-wise in the Middle East.
For those familiar with the Austin Area, Gaza is half the size of Austin with twice the population. Israel - stretches from Waco to Corpus Christi.
And the ISIS forces are closer to Israel t...
| Political Talk|| Russia, please be our guests........Sending Military Experts to Iraq - Big12fan on 6/29/14 at 12:25 pm|
and while you are at it, please take over for us in Afghanistan. They will greet you as liberators !!!!
Selling them 2nd hand planes too. Gotta empty the lot sometime....
| Political Talk|| Our Greatest Geopolitical Problem ? - Big12fan on 6/16/14 at 3:35 pm|
2. Islamic Jihadists (Al Qaeda, ISIS, Hamas, Hezbollah, etc)
3. Other (name it)
My oh my, what a difference a month makes.
My vote - Jihadists / like trying to defeat aliens / driven by religion and deep seated ideology that is for the most part, irreversible, and m...
| Political Talk|| AK-47 in Chipotle ? - Big12fan on 5/20/14 at 8:44 pm|
I have no passion for or against guns. I own 3 but don't have a license to carry. But these wackos are going to screw up the right to carry if they continue taking guns in restaurants. They kinda funny looking too. That fat boy would be an easy target if someone inside didn't know what was up. Be ...
| Political Talk|| Pro-Russian Rebels Lead Referendum 100,000 to 0 - Big12fan on 5/10/14 at 2:02 pm|
Of course the election isn't until tomorrow. :lol:
| Political Talk|| How to deal with police brutality - China style - Big12fan on 4/22/14 at 12:51 pm|
[quote]At least 4 Chengguan, the most hated police-inspectors in China, were beaten to death by angry people in Cangnan County of Wenzhou City, Zhejiang Province (located in the industrial southeast), after they killed a man with a hammer. The police-inspectors hit the man with a hammer until he sta...
| Political Talk|| Exxon's Tillerson and Putin Bros - Big12fan on 3/27/14 at 9:24 pm|
Interesting article about Exxon's $500 billion deal with Russia. I just find it incredible that Exxon would take such a chance with the developed world's most corrupt leader. Ruskies in the Gulf of Mexico and West Texas just got real.
| Political Talk|| North Koreans lose right to choose..... - Big12fan on 3/26/14 at 12:54 pm|
what kind of haircut they want!
Men in North Korea are now required to get the same haircut as their leader Kim Jong-un, it is reported.
| Political Talk|| Ron Paul - Sanctions an Act of War - Big12fan on 3/15/14 at 6:13 pm|
I'd say that he's left the reservation, however, its been a damn long time since he's been on it.
So, where would we be with a Ron Paul administration?
[quote]The former Republican congressman and three-time presidential candidate Ron Paul has launched a scathing attack on what he calls a US-b...
| Political Talk|| deleted - Big12fan on 3/11/14 at 8:23 pm|
| Political Talk|| Perceived weakness in Eastern Europe not new for US - Big12fan on 3/4/14 at 5:51 pm|
When it comes to confrontation with Russia, not getting engaged militarily is nothing new for the US. A lot of folks are comparing events in Ukraine with the Cuban missile that JFK faced.
I think a better analog is the 1956 Hungarian revolt, which reflected badly on President Eisenhower and the ...
| SEC Rant|| Chance to pick up some coin - Big12fan on 11/9/13 at 5:52 am|
Where does the smart money land?
[link=(http://kegsneggsblog.com/2013/11/08/place-your-bets-on-whether-nick-saban-coaches-texas-in-2014/)]Odds on Saban going to Texas[/link]...
| SEC Rant|| Sexton talks about pressure - Big12fan on 11/5/13 at 6:44 pm|
[quote]AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The agent for coach Nick Saban told Texas officials in January that Texas was the only school he would consider leaving Alabama for and that his success with the Crimson Tide had put him under "special pressure," The Associated Press has learned....................[/quot...
| Coaching Changes|| Would Saban Turn Down $70 mil? - Big12fan on 1/22/13 at 11:30 am|
I'm told that 2 very influential & rich Texas boosters have circumvented the UT athletic department and made contact with Saban's agent for a 7 year deal for $70 mil. I know who they are but won't mention them by name. Most likely won't happen because of the political hurdles at UT, but they have ...
| More Sports Board|| Baseball's biggest hoax? Mark Reynolds - blind? - Big12fan on 1/18/13 at 9:55 pm|
Not buying it, but the writer does make you wonder a bit. No doubt Reynolds is the strike out king of kings. But totally blind? Maybe this article is a total spoof.
[quote]As a pop-up lands at the edge of the infield dir...