| Money Talk|| re: Best car for ~25k. What would you get? - dewster on 3/7/14 at 8:14 pm|
Buick makes great cars. I'd look into them. I think the Regal and Verano are in that price range.
We have a 2013 Honda Accord. I'd recommend those too. Last year the Accord and the redesigned Chevy Impala were the highest scoring mainstream cars in Consumer Reports. The Impala was clos...
| O-T Lounge|| re: CrossFit Sued By Transgender Athlete...Won't let them compete with women - dewster on 3/7/14 at 10:03 am|
They aren't banning her from competition.....just assigning her to the genetic category where she belongs in a competition where a lot of upper body strength is an advantage.
Cross Fit is right and their response is solid. They are not being bigots. They are being practical and fair to the co...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Suck that tiger... The in stadium vulgar chants are all the Greek's fault - dewster on 3/6/14 at 1:44 pm|
You think kids will hear STTD everywhere else? This is beyond phrases like "kick their ass".
The language is not appropriate for children. The reserved section isn't entirely responsible for the chants, but their position in the stadium is making them a target because they are so close to a...
| Political Talk|| re: Putin Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize - dewster on 3/6/14 at 1:24 pm|
The Peace Prize has the relevance of a recreational soccer league participation trophy these days.
If Gore and Obama got one, Putin should have one too. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Suck that tiger... The in stadium vulgar chants are all the Greek's fault - dewster on 3/6/14 at 1:15 pm|
I agree the chants need to stop. We used to sit in that reserved section. It's not limited to the Greeks, but there are season ticket holders (some with children) that are fairly close to that area. I imagine they are complaining a lot. ...
| Political Talk|| re: Fox News' lies and distortions about food stamps - dewster on 3/6/14 at 10:10 am|
It's media matters....which is far from a legitimate, unbiased source.
You may as well post a link from a Democratic Underground thread or from DailyKos. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: AT&T Uverse Users - dewster on 3/6/14 at 10:08 am|
I switched to UVerse because I got tired of unpredictable billing an poor service from Comcast.
My Uverse cable has been great....but I have had nothing but trouble with internet. Streaming movies on Amazon or HBO Go is an incredibly frustrating experience through UVerse lately.
I'm not sw...
| O-T Lounge|| re: So, how's your electric bill looking these days? - dewster on 3/5/14 at 9:08 am|
Mine was $400 for December and $390 for Jan- and I put the thermostat down to 62 and relied on a wood fireplace and oil radiators for supplemental heat after I got the December bill.
Older house...about 2700 square feet along the I-40 corridor in Tennessee. We've had a miserable January as f...
| O-T Lounge|| re: How long is your daily commute? - dewster on 3/5/14 at 9:02 am|
I think short commutes greatly enhances quality of life.
A lot of employers are moving their offices and white collar jobs to the suburbs these days. The office being closer to a desirable place to live is a huge bonus for job seekers. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: How long is your daily commute? - dewster on 3/5/14 at 8:52 am|
I commuted from Westheimer/Beltway 8 area in Houston to Sabine Pass for about 5 months. I'd leave about 530 every day and get home around 7:30 or 8:00. I'd catch evening rush in Houston during the afternoons between highway 610 west and Beltway 8. I actually slept in our conference room sometimes...
| O-T Lounge|| re: New Bridge (Baton Rouge) is OPEN per WAFB - dewster on 3/4/14 at 3:15 pm|
I imagine the weather down there made the crowds pretty thin at the New Roads Mardi Gras parade.
They had a real problem outside Memphis the past few days because of the weather. People were stuck in their cars for 6-7 hours in some cases. It's only just now starting to clear up. Some inte...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Gas or Wood Fireplace - dewster on 3/3/14 at 1:09 pm|
I actually bought about 1400 lbs of firewood back in October. It took me a few hours to unload my truck, and since half was green, I had to sort through it when I stacked it.
I'm going to find another supplier next year. I'll probably pick it up a little sooner too since I want to avoid th...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Gas or Wood Fireplace - dewster on 3/3/14 at 1:00 pm|
We have an older house.....it has a wood fireplace on the main floor with an insert that makes it actually heat the house a little and look nicer. Without a decent insert, a wood fireplace doesn't provide enough heat unless you have some kind of ventilation. I have ample garage space for a season'...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Stupid family $ mistakes? Let's hear the stories - dewster on 3/1/14 at 5:28 pm|
I've learned that you can't judge wealth by what someone spends - and that works both ways. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Cadillac's new commercial upsets Europeans - dewster on 3/1/14 at 2:32 pm|
It amuses me that the ad seems designed to piss off Europeans.
It's hilarious. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Cadillac's new commercial upsets Europeans - dewster on 3/1/14 at 2:13 pm|
That guy was in Band of Brothers.
I like the ad. Nice looking car too. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: BR abandoned buildings that should be torn down - dewster on 2/27/14 at 4:22 pm|
Dunkin would do well at that spot.
There's no damn service roads there too....easy access from the morning westbound traffic. Fast food and donuts like that are a more compulsive stop, so having to pass it up and double back is a problem.
Mary Lee is in a decent spot right there off Mar...
| O-T Lounge|| re: BR abandoned buildings that should be torn down - dewster on 2/27/14 at 4:12 pm|
That's the neighborhood- that stretch on Florida from Sherwood east toward that BBQ place.
I agree that it could be built up if the larger spaces are demolished or subdivided. The big box buildings there are not compatible with the types of neighborhood businesses that are opening up.
| O-T Lounge|| re: BR abandoned buildings that should be torn down - dewster on 2/27/14 at 4:01 pm|
Very true. There's a sizable Vietnamese community to the east of Sherwood off Florida that many Baton Rouge people aren't aware of.....and a lot of Asian restaurants, grocery stores, and seafood joints in that area. It's a neat little feature to have in Baton Rouge IMO.
It's been 4 or 5 ye...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Rank favorite HBO series - dewster on 2/27/14 at 3:15 pm|
Entourage was solid- definitely geared towards a younger audience. I heard they are making a movie for it.
It was not as good as Band of Brothers, Sopranos, Adams, or True Detective IMO.....but better than anything on the broadcast networks. ...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Rank favorite HBO series - dewster on 2/27/14 at 3:10 pm|
Was John Adams original content for HBO? That was a great series. I think almost as good as Band of Brothers.
Edit: HBO has a lot of really good original productions. ...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Rank favorite HBO series - dewster on 2/27/14 at 3:00 pm|
1. Band of Brothers
2. The Sopranos
3. John Adams
4. True Detective
5. The Wire
I didn't care for 6 Feet Under, True Blood, Oz, or Big Love, but the episodes that I've seen were very well directed, with solid acting.....typical HBO fashion. I haven't seen Deadwood or Sex in the City. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: BR abandoned buildings that should be torn down - dewster on 2/27/14 at 2:53 pm|
That whole area between Airline and Denham along Florida is struggling more than it should. Those service roads are like a barrier to potential retail traffic on Florida (which stays pretty busy), and it's way over developed for the local residential market.
I think with a better format for F...
| O-T Lounge|| re: BR abandoned buildings that should be torn down - dewster on 2/27/14 at 2:17 pm|
I thought they had remodeled the shopping center where the Broadmoor theater was...I remember a local AG grocer, a big chain pharmacy, and a 24 hour gym were considering that site.
It had decent traffic counts if I remember but the calculations were weird because of those stupid service roads. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: BR abandoned buildings that should be torn down - dewster on 2/27/14 at 2:11 pm|
Does Mall at Cortana count? ...
| Political Talk|| re: Lois Lerner "fears for her life" forced to return to congress - dewster on 2/27/14 at 2:08 pm|
I don't believe her.....but I'm looking forward to her being sat in front of congress. Hopefully we can get some answers. ...
| Political Talk|| re: Harry Reid to those being hurt by Obamacare - You're a liar - dewster on 2/27/14 at 1:42 pm|
I can't believe he'd give the republicans such a revealing sound bite right before mid terms. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: New Roads Parade - dewster on 2/27/14 at 12:25 pm|
I guess the St Francisville mayor's quote in the Businessreport was right.....those cajuns on the New Roads side do like to get drunk and dance in the street. They have video evidence. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Dogs Feel No Shame Despite That Sad Look - dewster on 2/27/14 at 10:34 am|
If my dog does something foolish, she'll hide behind the couch even before we figure out what she has destroyed. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Anyone Get to Observe One of the St. George Petition Signings? - dewster on 2/27/14 at 10:29 am|
Not sure how we can say St George is running away...if anything, this is an effort to change their own situation instead of running to the suburban parishes.
Is Delgado actually going to be successful if he seeks higher office? People seem to hate him. ...