| Political Talk|| How fitting: Don Lemmonade stirring the race pot lulz - idlewatcher on 8/20/14 at 2:53 pm|
[b]CNN's Don Lemon: National Guardsman Used N-Word to Describe Ferguson Protestors[/b]
[quote]CNN's Don Lemon, back in the network's studio after several nights of covering the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., said a member of the National Guard overseeing the demonstrations there used the N-word while s...
| Political Talk|| This would go over well...... - idlewatcher on 8/15/14 at 2:38 pm|
[b]Open Carry Texas postpones march through Houston's Fifth Ward[/b]
The controversial Open Carry Texas group has postponed their planned march through Houston’s Fifth Ward. The group planned to march through the historically African American neighborhood on Saturday, but many neighb...
| Political Talk|| Thoughts? Chuck Todd in.........ol' Davey Boy Gregory out in MTP - idlewatcher on 8/14/14 at 2:45 pm|
[quote]NBC will name Chuck Todd the new host of "Meet the Press" as early as Thursday afternoon, according to people with direct knowledge of the network's plans.
The sources confirmed widespread speculation that David Gregory, the moderator of the iconic Sunday morning public affairs program f...
| Political Talk|| Rand Paul Explains Why He Bolted From A Dreamer (HuffPo) - idlewatcher on 8/6/14 at 2:40 pm|
[quote]Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) sought to explain viral footage showing him hastily moving away from an undocumented immigrant in Iowa on Tuesday. In the video, Paul abruptly gets up from a table and leaves his half-eaten burger behind after immigration activists confronted Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), ...
| Political Talk|| Laura Ingraham potentially to run for office? - idlewatcher on 7/28/14 at 3:38 pm|
[quote]SHE has adopted a daughter from Guatemala and was a speechwriter under President Reagan, who introduced an "amnesty" for three million illegal immigrants in the 1980s. With her striking good looks and her status as the most listened-to woman on American radio talk programmes, she might have...
| Tech Board|| Outlook 2012 Auto-complete missing for Bcc: - idlewatcher on 7/28/14 at 1:44 pm|
Hey all - anyone know why my Bcc line doesn't auto complete, but the Cc does? Is it perhaps a setting that is off? You can add them manually or select from a list of existing contacts, but many of the people I'm emailing aren't saved as contacts, only as emails that have been received and sent.
| Political Talk|| Per CNN: Ukrainian Cabinet, including PM to resign - idlewatcher on 7/24/14 at 10:26 am|
More to come. :casty: This is going to get ugly in a hurry
[quote]Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and his Cabinet resigned Thursday, he told parliament.
"I announce resignation after the collapse of the coalition and the blocking of government initiatives," he said. The governmen...
| Money Talk|| Breaking a lease to buy a new home - idlewatcher on 7/9/14 at 10:22 am|
Morning folks - a friend of mine is an apartment rat whose lease goes up in March 2015. She is tired of paying rent and wants to buy something ASAP but doesn't know how that works in terms of her apartment lease.
I know that relocation out of state is one situation where you can break the lease ...
| O-T Lounge|| Ever bought anything (online) from an advertisement you saw online? - idlewatcher on 7/7/14 at 9:54 am|
The metrics these marketing teams use to come up with "savvy" ads is mind boggling - until you get the ones for "Asian girls looking for husband" :lol:
So OT - what's your story? Ever clicked on an ad and made a purchase? I have for an ad from Lowe's for a dual impact drill set. :dude:...
| Political Talk|| US Investigating 2,000 Officials for Possible Drug Cartel Ties: Report - idlewatcher on 6/26/14 at 4:50 pm|
[quote]More than 2,000 US officials have been investigated this year for ties to organized crime, particularly on the Mexican and Canadian borders, reports El Universal -- a figure which points to widespread corruption.[/quote]
[quote]The officials include police officers and border patrol agents, ...
| Movie/TV Board|| TYRANT on FX Series Premiere 10pm - idlewatcher on 6/24/14 at 2:14 pm|
Surprised this hasn't been discussed yet. Does this not look like an interesting series for you movie/TV show gurus?
Tyrant premieres tonight on FX:
[i]Tyrant tells the story of an unassuming American family drawn into the inner workings of a turbulent Middle Eastern nation. Bassam "Barry" Al...
| Political Talk|| Wheels on the bus go round and round: Benghazi - idlewatcher on 6/17/14 at 11:20 pm|
[b]NYT: Captured Suspect Said Benghazi Attack Was Revenge For Anti-Islam Video[/b]
[i]Ahmed Abu Khatallah, the suspect captured by U.S. special forces on Tuesday for his role in the 2012 Benghazi attack, reportedly said he was motivated in part by the anti-Islam online video made in America, acco...
| More Sports Board|| In time for World Cup - funny soccer video - idlewatcher on 6/10/14 at 9:43 am|
[quote][b]Soccer Legend Dresses Up As Old Man And Shocks Everyone At The Park[/b][/quote]
[quote] If you’re not familiar with soccer street legend Sean Garnier, then watch this amazing video where he puts his insane skills to the test. He’s gained worldwide recognition for having arguably the b...
| More Sports Board|| King James' rides...... - idlewatcher on 6/9/14 at 11:32 am|
For all you LBJ knob polishers - at least he has good taste in cars
[quote]Probably his most prestigious ride, this custom Lamborghini Aventador Roadster was wrapped by artist Rich B. Caliente with the help of Nike.[/quote]
| Fark Board|| Quality FAIL vid - idlewatcher on 6/6/14 at 3:44 pm|
No PS on my work computer, but have it.
Hey fellas - long time :cheers:...
| O-T Lounge|| So OT, what is your profession? - idlewatcher on 5/30/14 at 9:38 am|
And are you happy in your profession?
I'm in the O&G business. Our company does a boatload of procurement work (materials, equipment and sensors) for the major refineries (all international). Also very happy with my profession as it's dynamic day to day.
| O-T Lounge|| Bias in sentencing? Non-legit WYHI - idlewatcher on 5/1/14 at 4:05 pm|
[b]Woman found guilty after having sex with best friend's teen son sentenced to probation[/b]
HOUSTON – The woman who was found guilty of sexual assault after having sex with her best friend's teenage son has been...
| Political Talk|| Buy or Sell?: Half of millennials more likely to lean Democratic - idlewatcher on 3/8/14 at 10:32 am|
[quote]Pew Research Center surveys show that half of Millennials (50%) now describe themselves as political independents and about three-in-ten (29%) say they are not affiliated with any religion. These are at or near the highest levels of political and religious disaffiliation recorded for any gene...
| O-T Lounge|| **Christmas Bonus - how much did you get?** - idlewatcher on 12/23/13 at 3:36 pm|
$6,000 but only accepted 1,500. Yes sounds strange, but I have my reasons.
How did you fare?
Merry Christmas to all the OT'ers! :cheers:...
| O-T Lounge|| For the Corvette Enthusiasts: 200mph 'Vette Stingray - idlewatcher on 12/17/13 at 7:30 pm|
Was on a closed course here in Houston *supposedly* to get out the EZ tag system for the tollway connecting 10 and FM 529. A lot of racers go on these roads because they new and smooth and not much traffic.
| Political Talk|| Apple REVEALS how it slips fanboi data to govts, says 'We're not Google' - idlewatcher on 11/6/13 at 3:03 pm|
[quote]Apple has joined Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter, and Yahoo!'s transparency club, releasing a detailed report on the numbers and types of requests for personal records it has received from law enforcement and government agencies around the world.[/quote]
[quote]The report's Account Info...
| More Sports Board|| Owen Daniels supports Case Keenum as Texans starter - idlewatcher on 10/29/13 at 10:29 am|
Was just on 94.5 The Buzz here in Houston. Seems like the player[u]s[/u] have his back. Semi-hometown product making his first start at Reliant against the Colts :nana:
Anyone think he'll still be the starter at the end of the season as well? Hopefully he's putting in work....
| Political Talk|| What positive results have the House Oversight Committee yielded? - idlewatcher on 10/22/13 at 12:19 pm|
It seems like week in week out, they are involved in an investigation, but nothing concrete ever comes of it.
Fairly recent investigations just that I'm aware of that have yielded nothing but hot air:
2. IRS/Tea Party scrutiny
3. WH ACA rollout
5. Voter Suppression
| Political Talk|| Religious Exemption from ACA? - idlewatcher on 10/20/13 at 11:34 am|
Who exactly, aside of sharing ministries, would/could be exempt? This whole system is jacked up.
[quote]Several groups of people are exempted by law from paying the Obamcare penalties. If the lowest-cost insurance plan is more than 8% of your income, for example, you won't be stuck with a fine i...
| Political Talk|| More F&F fun! - idlewatcher on 10/18/13 at 3:48 pm|
[b]Deadly drug cartel shootout with Mexico police linked to "grenade-walking" scandal[/b]
[quote]According to a Justice Department "Significant Incident Report" filed Tuesday and obtained by CBS News, evidence connects one of the grenades to Jean Baptiste Kingery, an alleged firearms trafficker [...
| Political Talk|| Buy or Sell? BAE Systems announces planned closing of Sealy facility - idlewatcher on 10/15/13 at 2:53 pm|
[b]BAE Systems announces planned closing of Sealy facility by June 2014[/b]
SEALY, Texas -
BAE Systems announced Tuesday the planned closing of its Sealy facility by the end of June 2014.
The facility was a production site for U.S. military tactical vehicles since 1990. A total of approxim...
| Movie/TV Board|| Breaking Bad: Walter White's tighty whiteys go for $10,000 - idlewatcher on 10/11/13 at 3:26 pm|
One super fan must be going through serious Breaking Bad withdrawal, because someone shelled out nearly $10,000 for a pair of Walter White's tighty-whiteys.
The briefs, and hundreds of other props from the hit AMC show, went on sale in an online auction on the day the show's finale aired in late ...
| Political Talk|| School tells cop not to wear uniform to pick up his own kids - idlewatcher on 10/5/13 at 11:57 am|
[quote]An elementary school principal in Mesa, Ariz. has asked a police officer not to wear his police uniform or his gun when he picks up his daughter at school, reports local Fox affiliate KSAZ. The reason: it’s just too scary for some parents because the officer was — gasp! — carrying a gun.[/qu...
| Tiger Rant|| Better game to attend for 1st timer...... - idlewatcher on 10/4/13 at 4:51 pm|
UF @ LSU or ARKY @ LSU?
GF *cough LA Tech grad* has been wanting to go to a game for 3 years now. We'll both be out of town for the A&M game so that one is out.
I'm leaning toward UF even though Driskel is out b/c it's somewhat of a revenge game and UF usually plays us pretty well and I'm pre...
| Tiger Rant|| SIAP Trindon Holliday joins Peyton Manning as a Bronco player of the month - idlewatcher on 10/3/13 at 5:41 pm|
[quote]The 4-0 record and 179 points scored make it pretty obvious that the Broncos were off to a good start this season, but further evidence was provided as the NFL’s monthly awards for September were handed out on Thursday.[/quote]
[quote]Peyton Manning’s 16 touchdowns and no interceptions made ...