| Political Talk|| Free to be hungry- a Krugman piece. - Quentin Compson on 9/24/13 at 12:59 am|
[quote]The word “freedom” looms large in modern conservative rhetoric. Lobbying groups are given names like FreedomWorks; health reform is denounced not just for its cost but as an assault on, yes, freedom. Oh, and remember when we were supposed to refer to pommes frites as “freedom fries”?
| Political Talk|| The greatest source of American wealth and opportunity - Quentin Compson on 9/23/13 at 7:31 pm|
is public education, both primary and higher. Agree or disagree? ...
| Tiger Rant|| Bad calls that benefited LSU - Quentin Compson on 9/20/13 at 5:37 pm|
On the topic of Auburn week, I was rewatching the terrible calls against LSU in the 2006 game, and began to think about terrible calls that went LSU's way. In your opinion, what were some clearly bad calls that you, as an honest fan, will admit were bull shite on the side of LSU? ...
| Political Talk|| These opt out of Obamacare videos are a fail - Quentin Compson on 9/20/13 at 2:22 pm|
1) If you look at the like/dislike bar, they are having the exact opposite effect of what they were intended to do.
2) I am still struggling to see the point of the videos. What is the difference between a doctor that works for the government and a doctor that works for a company/himself? Also, ...
| Political Talk|| Can someone please give me valid reasons why one cannot marry within family? - Quentin Compson on 9/19/13 at 2:17 am|
What is the social harm if siblings or cousins want to marry?, besides birth defects of course. What is the political reasoning behind banning intrafamily marriage? ...
| Political Talk|| The Mismeasure of Poverty - Quentin Compson on 9/18/13 at 7:51 pm|
[quote] THE Census Bureau reported yesterday that the poverty rate in America held stable between 2011 and 2012, at about 15 percent. According to the official measure, poverty today is higher than it was in 1973, when it reached a historical low of 11.1 percent.
To many, this dismaying fact sugg...
| More Sports Board|| Virginia tech alternative helmets for next weekend - Quentin Compson on 9/17/13 at 4:44 pm|
| Political Talk|| Walmart compared to Hitler at D.C. living wage rally - Quentin Compson on 9/17/13 at 4:11 pm|
[quote]Comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory compared Walmart to the leader of Nazi Germany at a 'living wage' rally in front of the D.C. City Council Tuesday.
"When you look at Hitler and those thugs, you can put Walmart right next to them," Gregory said in his speech to the 150 or so ...
| Political Talk|| The only form of gun legislation I support.. - Quentin Compson on 9/16/13 at 7:42 pm|
is background checks. I would have supported Obama if that was all he was/is pushing for, but the bans on certain ammo capacities goes too far. Background checks make it less likely for people with evil tendencies to obtain a firearm. ...
| More Sports Board|| Why was the clock running after Wiscy QB spiked it? - Quentin Compson on 9/15/13 at 1:14 am|
Was that not ruled a spike? WTF happened? ...
| More Sports Board|| Is Brady Hoke gone after this year at Michigan? - Quentin Compson on 9/14/13 at 2:36 pm|
You can't only beat Akron by 4 at home when you are the boss at a program like Michigan. If LSU or Alabama only beat that Akron team by four, there would be immediate coaching changes. ...
| Political Talk|| Is the poverty/unemployment rate among single mothers so high because... - Quentin Compson on 9/14/13 at 2:50 am|
they have no means or access to daycare? Even when the children reach school age, that is still only 6 or 7 hours away from the home. A commitment to children when daycare is not an option could possibly be the most important reason so many single mothers are on welfare and unemployed....
| Political Talk|| Gov. Rick Perry takes on Maryland in new ad campaign - Quentin Compson on 9/13/13 at 3:57 pm|
[quote]Texas Gov. Rick Perry is messin' with Maryland.
In commercials set to begin airing in the D.C. region this week, Perry targets businesses and families with a message of lower taxes.
"When you grow tired of Maryland taxes squeezing every dime out of your business, think Texas, where we'v...
| Political Talk|| Hillary GOTV 2008 effort bankrolled by man at center of DC corruption scandal - Quentin Compson on 9/11/13 at 10:48 pm|
[quote]The D.C. businessman at the center of an ongoing city corruption investigation secretly spent more than a half-million dollars on get-out-the-vote efforts for Hillary Rodham Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign, according to interviews and court documents filed Wednesday.
Jeffrey E. Thomps...
| SEC Rant|| Alabama coaching- possible replacements - Quentin Compson on 9/11/13 at 7:05 pm|
Who would be on Alabama's shortlist if Saban is shown the door following the alleged scandal? ...
| Political Talk|| What percentage of Americans are on some sort of government health program? - Quentin Compson on 9/11/13 at 2:58 pm|
When you add up all the people on medicare, medicaid, and a multitude of state level programs, how many Americans in total already have gov't healthcare? This is why I think the "free market" side of the debate is dishonest. There is nothing free market about American healthcare. ...
| More Sports Board|| Football player rips helmet off foe and beats him with it - Quentin Compson on 9/10/13 at 6:44 pm|
[quote]A horrific in-game incident during a Pennsylvania football game could lead to criminal charges after a player ripped the helmet off one of his opponents during a scuffle and proceeded to beat his fellow teenager with it.[/quote]
| Political Talk|| The deficit is dropping like a rock- "supposedly" - Quentin Compson on 9/10/13 at 1:32 am|
The deficit was over a trillion dollars for most of Obama's first term, it now all of the sudden appears to be declining fairly rapidly. I'm sure the CBO is making the age old mistake- assuming there will not be reactions to tax increases.
| Fark Board|| Dancing Obama supporter- farkable? - Quentin Compson on 9/9/13 at 2:00 pm|
| More Sports Board|| The worst game in the history of college football might take place next weekend - Quentin Compson on 9/8/13 at 2:31 am|
Boston College plays USC. :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Predict the combined amount of points. ...
| More Sports Board|| Devin Gardner-Michigan QB - Quentin Compson on 9/7/13 at 10:57 pm|
Aside from the one bonehead play, I was VERY impressed by him. Watch out as the year goes on. ...
| SEC Rant|| What happened to the gamecock defense between week 1 and week 2? - Quentin Compson on 9/7/13 at 6:22 pm|
This is unbelievable. ...
| SEC Rant|| Muschamp is not the answer for Florida Football - Quentin Compson on 9/7/13 at 2:33 pm|
His teams consistently commit dumb thug penalties and he doesn't know what an offense is. He's gone after next year. Driskell is only the sacrificial lamb. ...
| More Sports Board|| I feel so bad for Michigan State fans - Quentin Compson on 9/7/13 at 1:16 pm|
They have a championship defense and the worst offense in the country. They are playing south florida, a team that gave up 53 to McNeese, and have yet to score on offense. So far, through two games, MSU D has scored THREE TIMES as many touchdowns as the offense. To me, that is terrible coaching. Wha...
| Political Talk|| Who else wants to see this guy expose John Kerry again? - Quentin Compson on 9/5/13 at 4:37 pm|
[link=(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dj81vQQC7C0)]The speech that ripped 2004 "aniti military kerry" a new ahole. [/link]...
| Political Talk|| On Labor Day 2013, Welfare Pays More Than Minimum-Wage Work In 35 States - Quentin Compson on 9/4/13 at 10:42 pm|
[quote]Since 2009, the Fair Labor Standards Act has dictated that the federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour. Some people think that’s too low; others think it’s too high. But it turns out that, in 35 states, it’s a better deal not to work—and instead, to take advantage of federal welfare programs—th...
| Political Talk|| Is there a more regressive tax than a sales tax? - Quentin Compson on 9/4/13 at 5:19 pm|
NC recently decided to put forward a plan to demolish the income tax, which is a good thing, in my opinion. However, the plan also includes increasing the sales taxes. Sales taxes disproportionally hurt the poor because they tend to consume 100% of their income. Economic growth alone would probably ...
| Political Talk|| To what extent do gov't programs lessen the incentive of the american people? - Quentin Compson on 9/1/13 at 11:28 pm|
The second most common argument against government "help" programs, after the idea of unlawful theft of earnings, is the idea that they lessen the incentive of people to work hard, take risks, and apply themselves to the greatest extent. To what degree is this true and factual?
Does the fact tha...
| More Sports Board|| Kirk Ferentz needs to be fired - Quentin Compson on 8/31/13 at 6:19 pm|
Just lost to Northern Illinois at home. Remind me again what this guy has done to warrant such a ridiculous salary? ...
| More Sports Board|| A minor rant about announcers - Quentin Compson on 8/30/13 at 11:08 pm|
So I am watching the Michigan State vs Western Michigan game. MSU offense has looked dreadful. The game is almost over, they have scored one offensive touchdown, but two defensive tds. The Big ten network announcers are acting like they are world beaters. It happens every year. Announcers pump sunsh...