| Political Talk|| How the ACA Pays for Insurance Subsidies (NPR spot--link added) - McLemore on 11/7/13 at 12:17 pm|
Please point out the logical/policy flaws (or at least glaring omissions) in this cobbled-together NPR spot from this am.
I've been ranting about it all day, so I'l...
| Political Talk|| WaPo: Tea party lawmakers see the culmination of years of effort in shutdown - McLemore on 10/3/13 at 10:23 pm|
[quote]President Obama’s declining ambitions for domestic spending underscore the s...
| Political Talk|| Esquire article on shutdown: The Reign of Morons is Here - McLemore on 10/2/13 at 9:43 am|
I'm not sure Esquire passes as journalism in even the most liberal (generous/broad) sense of the term, but I'd be ashamed to put this angry child's (Rex?) tantrum in any rag:
[quote]This is what they came to Washington to do -- to break the government of the United States. It doesn't matter any ...
| Tiger Rant|| Random Positive Mental Attitude Phrases for your Sunday Rehab - McLemore on 9/29/13 at 6:30 pm|
"It's better to lose early." ([u]See[/u], [u]e.g.[/u], LSU v. UF 2003; 10/11/2013.)...
| Political Talk|| Moral grandstanding on Obamacare by Gov. of Kigeland (NYT op-ed) - McLemore on 9/28/13 at 8:58 am|
This article and a few comments thereto illustrate to me how statist are masterfully framing the health care issue into pro-ACA = moral; anti-ACA = immoral political posturing and disregard for human life.
I'm proud that this man is not my governor and never will be.
Do you Kige this?
| O-T Lounge|| Mid-City/Treme Living (not for New Orleans haters) - McLemore on 9/11/13 at 2:21 pm|
We are considering moving back to New Orleans, and I've always been intrigued by Mid-City or even Treme. Both were sketchy (even by New Orleans standards) when I lived in the city in the 90s. In fact, my neighbor uptown had been shot in the stomach for his groceries, somewhere in Mid-City.
| Music Board|| Good and bad "new folk" (spinoff from Mumford and Sons thread) - McLemore on 8/8/13 at 11:46 pm|
i butchered a response in that thread with too many ETAs, so here are my random ruminations about the "new folk"-ish genre:
(already bashed Of Monsters and Men and M&S)
Lumineers. more marchy crap like everything's an inspirational call to battle on a scottish hill.
| Outdoor Board|| Scalloping in Cape San Blas - McLemore on 8/6/13 at 9:14 am|
i'm planning my biannual CSB (yeah CSB) trip, hopefully for before the end of scallop season (9/24). It doesn't seem like rocket science, but anyone scalloped there? Pointers?
I don't plan to dive, just a canoe, snorkel gear and some buckets/nets.
the main challenge is going to be keeping my ...
| Music Board|| La Cienega Just Smiled by Ryan Adams - McLemore on 7/3/13 at 1:43 am|
obviously not new, but it keeps popping up on various Spotify stations, and it reinforced my opinion that RA is a badass songwriter. opinions?
| Outdoor Board|| Tell your road trip stories - McLemore on 7/3/13 at 1:38 am|
I'm sure this has been done 1000 times here but I searched, fwiw.
Mine is still Seattle to Cabo, but this may beat it (at least by 12-years-later standards)....
I just finished rebuilding the cabover of my Lance truck camper (after stupidly leaving the sunroof open in a weekend of storms a few...
| O-T Lounge|| RIP Miss Dot Domilise - McLemore on 6/15/13 at 12:46 am|
A good poboy should not be rushed. You'll be missed. ...
| Food and Drink Board|| alexandria restaurant - McLemore on 1/15/13 at 11:02 am|
Friend is going to alex and needs seafood rest rec. Not sure of $$$ , so any advice is helpful. Tia...
| Political Talk|| Good read on the amorphous "middle class" crisis - McLemore on 1/9/13 at 8:13 am|
Excerpt form conclusion:
[quote]The problem is that social stability has been built around this assumption [see article, so you don't jump to conclusions] -- not on the assumption that ever...
| Political Talk|| The CFPB: extralegal, makework moneypit - McLemore on 12/27/12 at 6:50 pm|
invented by the great legal mind, Fauxcahontas....
anyone have any experiences with it? i missed any talk about this during the debate (apart from a wet-noodle threat from Romney to repeal Dodd-Fwank), but i'm dealing with this abortion of a bureau first hand right now, and it's mindboggling tha...
| Tiger Rant|| Obvious note of the week: bowl "prestige" no longer exists - McLemore on 12/4/12 at 8:05 pm|
no need to whine. everyone knows what's up w the BCS--it's obsolete.
We have one of the best games of the bowl season, and are playing the no. 1 rival of an SEC team.
A lot of folks seem to forget what the BCS consists of this season, rendering the BCS utterly meaningless:
| Political Talk|| Obama saves Chattanooga, the world next... if the House will get on board - McLemore on 11/21/12 at 8:36 am|
NYTimes via superhack Thomas Friedman (a sadly ironic family name)
[quote]Imagine that we get a grand bargain in Washington that also includes a stimulus of just $20 billion to bring th...
| Political Talk|| Anyone here have true intentions of living abroad? - McLemore on 11/7/12 at 9:12 pm|
Since Countrywide's collapse, I've been seriously considering it. Without going into a lot of detail, I'm just not seeing a viable way for me to effectively meet many of my life goals in this country.
Forget Canada or somewhere that would take two days to fly to (as pretty as Aus and NZ are), I'...
| Political Talk|| "Philosophy"/Irony Fail: God intended abortions (look how clever I is) - McLemore on 11/4/12 at 10:36 am|
and it's irony stacked on irony:
[quote]Richard Mourdock may have just been voicing an armchair view of an age-old medico-philosophical issue that’s consistent with his religious beliefs. But to presen...
| Political Talk|| 267 get used to it - McLemore on 11/3/12 at 5:02 am|
| O-T Lounge|| Anyone have a Mazda CX-5 AWD? - McLemore on 11/1/12 at 9:34 pm|
Never been a huge crossover fan, but this one may change my mind, especially if they bring over the diesel w/ est [b]53[/b]mpg.
higher ground clearance than a Forester (8.5in), enough room to camp in back, tows at least 2000lb**, AWD and doesn't look like total shite.
eta: just read a review of...
| Political Talk|| If Obama wins, can a true conservative win in 2016? - McLemore on 10/30/12 at 10:18 pm|
everyone is fapping over the prospect of a carpetbagging NE lib cult-member beating one of the biggest KNOWN (keyword) catastrophes in American political history.
but obviously this is all just sadistic fun over the plight of the ridiculous Statist Left. (correct? you guys aren't really buying...
| Political Talk|| Rex, will you do a Hurricane Sandy weather report in MaggieHead? PLEASE? - McLemore on 10/29/12 at 6:33 pm|
great opportunity for you to talk about how Romney thinks federal disaster aid is a sin, etc. You could throw in some of the other memes that are going around like taking shelter in your third home, etc.
do you have a projector? just throw up a weather map of Sany and get a pointer....
| Political Talk|| Trending leftist narrative on web: reeks of desperation? - McLemore on 10/25/12 at 8:56 am|
when so-called conservatives are down and out, you tend to see a lot of "Obama is taking our guns, worshipping Allah, necromancing Lenin's mummy, and killing our babies" stuff on FB, etc.
the past few days on leftist/ish FB friends' pages (and leftist/ish news accumulators, like Yahoo!, as I post...
| Political Talk|| Switzerland-my B-Austrian based "human rights" org v. Texas -i'll go with Texas - McLemore on 10/24/12 at 9:52 pm|
still funny though...
| Political Talk|| Frontpage Yahoo! art trollin for abortion nuts w/ misleading title. nice try. - McLemore on 10/24/12 at 7:49 pm|
What a misleading title (albeit in the form of a stupid question):
"Could Romney Overturn Roe v. Wade?"
| Political Talk|| McLemore's Non-Religion Religion Thread: Why No LDS Attacks - McLemore on 10/24/12 at 7:37 am|
There seemed to be a general consensus on here, and among my friends and colleagues, that the Obama camp would wait until October to start reminding/showing the country just how absolutely ridiculous, insane and dangerous LDS is (according to BO, of course--i wouldn't [b]dare[/b] express an opinion ...
| Political Talk|| Compare/contrast W, O and Mitt on Foreign Policy - McLemore on 10/23/12 at 9:31 pm|
I have no agenda here, just honest questions:
a) where do they actually differ?
b) where do they differ according to their putative view/aspirations?
c) would O's next four years differ from previous four and how?
I could do all of this research myself, but I know there are some experts ...
| Help Board|| Need Clarification About Religion Threads In PT - McLemore on 10/22/12 at 9:36 am|
If discussion is incidental to a major politician or political issue, is it ok?
Is it discretionary?
I have a lot of training and have done a lot of thought in this arena, but I hate to waste my time posting in these threads if they're going to get whacked.
I've still never RA'd anyone,...
| Political Talk|| Is it intellectually dishonest for me to feel good about Gary Johnson vote? - McLemore on 10/14/12 at 12:28 am|
I'm doing it regardless, but I won't be sanctimonious about it because I can't say I would do it if I lived in Florida or Ohio.
Therefore, would it be more honest for me to just vote Romney?...
| O-T Lounge|| Watch ESPN Issues (of couse this sank within .0001 secs on scoreboard) - McLemore on 10/13/12 at 11:01 pm|
my MacBook pro is clean--no other issues. plenty of internet speed. in fact, it streams flawlessly on my Galaxy Nexus on same wifi connection. but LSU game was blurry the entire game on my mac, on Watch ESPN.
Sometimes it would even indicate 4 of 5 bars of video quality and still be totally blu...