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re: Rothbard's prescient defense of demagogues circa 1954 - Poodlebrain
When I spoke of how much power a demagogue is allowed to have I probably should have gone into more detail. An unrestrained demagogue, who becomes head of state, can be revolutionary. Revolutions tend to be disruptive locally, regionally and even globally. Thus, there is a legitimate reason to fe...
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re: Per BR writer: LBJ may skip Rio Olympics due to Kobe not being on USA team - Poodlebrain
I'd skip the Rio Olympics because Rio ain't ready to host the Olympics....
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re: Rothbard's prescient defense of demagogues circa 1954 - Poodlebrain
I hate to nitpick, but what was prescient about his observations? Demagogues existed before Rothbard, and they existed while he was alive. He didn't predict their development. He observed their effects. That being said, Rothbard was correct. Demagoguery provides a necessary counter to politic...
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re: JBE embarrassed LSU today... - Poodlebrain
[quote]JBE must be real smug to think he could pull this off[/quote]How in the hell did he ever think he has the political capital to make good his threats? Who are his advisors that let him make such an incredibly tone deaf speech? I hope he learned something about retreating from an indefensible...
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re: Putting the Numbers on the Louisiana State Budget in Context - Poodlebrain
[quote]Funny. I just read that entire wall of text and not one mention of the huge amounts of corporate welfare that the state dishes out. If we just ignore it, I guess it didn't happen.[/quote]So you want to take into account what if money. What other what ifs do we need to take into account? Wh...
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re: What are your thoughts on Moffitization? - Poodlebrain
I have read many criticisms of Moffit as it relates to linemen, but what about players at other positions? LSU's players at other positions do not appear to have strength or conditioning weaknesses. As for LSU linemen, they seem to be pretty quick to acquire the necessary strength and conditioni...
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re: Favorite songs that reference a City or State - Poodlebrain
Folsom Prison Blues mentions two cities. My favorite line - But I shot a man in Reno just to watch him die....
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re: Carrier Air Conditioner Moving 1,400 Jobs to Mexico (video) - Poodlebrain
[quote]So they can buy a cheap air conditioner for the house that they dont own because of the job they dont have....[/quote]Lower costs for the air conditioner should translate to lower costs for rent. So even though they may not own a home, or have a job, they will benefit from lower prices....
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re: Carrier Air Conditioner Moving 1,400 Jobs to Mexico (video) - Poodlebrain
[quote]Why would they care if the only tangible benefit if Carrier moves manufacturing out of the US is to Carrier shareholders?[/quote]They benefit from lower prices. Their benefits aren't as obvious, direct or immediate, but the benefits are real....
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re: HRC Email question - Poodlebrain
[quote]As SOS I'd expect her to receive sensitive and classified info all the time.[/quote]As SOS some of her conversations were classified just because of who she was talking to or talking about. The same applies to email correspondence. So her claims that information was only classified after th...
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re: Carrier Air Conditioner Moving 1,400 Jobs to Mexico (video) - Poodlebrain
People think companies make these decision based on short-term considerations. These are life of the business decisions. Do these people realize that Carrier will be competing against equipment manufactured in China, and other low cost of labor countries for business, and that if they do not remai...
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re: Carrier Air Conditioner Moving 1,400 Jobs to Mexico (video) - Poodlebrain
How about trying a slightly different perspective? Aren't there at least 1,400 Mexicans, and their dependents, who will now have no incentive to come to the United States, and won't you be able to purchase Carrier equipment for a lower cost?...
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re: Hey unions, eat a big one! - Poodlebrain
The main group of malingerers were 5 or 6 fat white guys who would routinely show up hungover, and during breaks they would all pile into one car and go for a ride on which it was obvious they were smoking weed. They used to piss off the shop foreman to no end, but then he made no secret of the fac...
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re: How does everyone afford daycare? - Poodlebrain
$9,600 for 2,000 hours, assuming 40 hours/week and 50 weeks/year, works out to $4.80 per hour. How much do you pay a babysitter if you and the wife want to go out to dinner and a movie? You complain about paying less per hour for the ability of one spouse to work than you are willing to pay for le...
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re: Hey unions, eat a big one! - Poodlebrain
Back in my college days I got a summer job with a company that manufactured light fixtures for parking lots that was an IBEW shop. I worked on the assembly line assembling the reflector housings. After my first week I was visited by the IBEW shop steward and told to slow down the machine operators...
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re: What are the parts of the LA Budget protected from cuts? - Poodlebrain
Louisiana provides $3.6 billion for the Minimum Foundation Program (MFP) to support local school districts. Those school districts have approximately 700,000 students. So the state of Louisiana is providing over $5,000 per student to local governmental units that is guaranteed by the constitution....
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re: How impressive the Russian war machine has been so far in Syria? - Poodlebrain
All you have to do is compare their rules of engagement with ours, and you will understand the results. The U.S. military is second to none when the gloves come off. Just ask the Iraqis. ISIS hasn't seen us with our gloves off because it doesn't fit Obama's agenda....
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re: Is TOPS the only thing JBE has proposed cutting thus far? - Poodlebrain
[quote]We need to trim some more fat[/quote]The fat consists of patronage spending that all Louisiana politicians are addicted to. Cutting at this point will cost someone their job or government spending that benefits a few constituents. Just last week I started a thread that cited an article warn...
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re: How black does Hillary get this week? - Poodlebrain
She won't go black enough to drop a n-bomb. And until she does she's just a wannabe cornbread sister....
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re: Hotel in San Francisco - Poodlebrain
[quote]Take a look at The Prescott[/quote]There is a name I haven't thought of in years. One of my clients from 1989-1994 used to own that hotel. Wolfgang Puck had a restaurant, Postrio, at the Prescott. I met him on several occasions at events there. On separate occasions I saw Barbra Streisa...
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