| Political Talk|| re: 5 happiest cities all in one state - teke184 on 7/22/14 at 4:31 pm|
[quote]Specifically, the list-toppers are Lafayette, Houma, Shreveport-Bossier City, Baton Rouge and Alexandria.[/quote]
| Political Talk|| re: Chief Judge Kozinski (9th Circuit): Bring back the firing squad - teke184 on 7/22/14 at 3:53 pm|
The argument of "cruel" for hanging deals with how the noose is put on the condemned as well as their weight.
If you've got a big fat frick on a gallows, there's a good chance their head could pop off completely....
| Political Talk|| re: Chief Judge Kozinski (9th Circuit): Bring back the firing squad - teke184 on 7/22/14 at 3:52 pm|
I don't object to the firing squad coming back, at least from a practicality standpoint.
10 men with 30.06 rifles aiming at an inmate, with a few of them given blanks, would be fairly effective in executing an inmate with a minimum of suffering in comparison to the gas chamber.
It's not my p...
| Political Talk|| re: Obamacare, not so fast - teke184 on 7/22/14 at 10:59 am|
[quote]Perhaps they should have read it before they passed it after all.[/quote]
But they had to pass it to find out what was in it......
| Political Talk|| re: Obamacare, not so fast - teke184 on 7/22/14 at 10:30 am|
[quote]Let me see if i have this right.
The court said obamacare wasn't right because the way it was drafted said that states have to create these exchanges.. So federal exchanges cant exist in states that don't have exchanges?
am i missing something? I havent seen the opinion but that seems t...
| Political Talk|| re: Obamacare, not so fast - teke184 on 7/22/14 at 10:15 am|
[quote]This literally has absolutely nothing to do with states' rights. ABSOLUTELY ZERO.[/quote]
Not a traditional version of it.
However, the states will have set off a death spiral for ObamaCare if this is upheld, as 30+ states opting to let the feds set up the exchange means roughly half ...
| Political Talk|| re: Convention off the states.. all 50 now in play - teke184 on 7/22/14 at 10:06 am|
[quote]SO what? The amendments have to be ratified by 3/4ths of the states. If that many states decide to do it, so be it.[/quote]
An Article V convention doesn't exactly follow the normal rules for ratifying amendments.
If one is called and the wrong people get control of it, they could ram...
| Political Talk|| re: Obamacare, not so fast - teke184 on 7/22/14 at 9:44 am|
[quote]An estimated $36 plus billion in 2016 ACA subsidies vaporized.[/quote]
And like that... *puff* they were gone!...
| Political Talk|| re: Bill’s secret mistress, the ‘Energizer’ - teke184 on 7/22/14 at 9:40 am|
[quote]If true, this actually has a serious potential of derailing the Hillary train. [/quote]
In what way?
I don't care if Bill is banging some bimbo as long as it is consentual and not on the taxpayer dime outside of the cost of his SS detail.
Most of his "bimbo eruptions" dealt with wo...
| Political Talk|| re: Over/Under on Jon Snow surviving Gaza - teke184 on 7/22/14 at 9:34 am|
[quote]Ygritte is ...errr...was ... very hot.[/quote]
She could make me violate my oath two more times tonight and again in the morning....
| Political Talk|| re: Over/Under on Jon Snow surviving Gaza - teke184 on 7/22/14 at 9:33 am|
If he's embedded within a Hamas unit, the chances of him getting his head blown off are extremely high.
If he's just on the ground in Gaza, he's got a decent chance of survival provided he doesn't flock to rocket launch sites.
| Political Talk|| re: Bill’s secret mistress, the ‘Energizer’ - teke184 on 7/22/14 at 9:30 am|
[quote][quote] I wonder what the first Gentlemans signature program would be?[/quote]
An outreach program for single mothers down on their luck (and dtf). [/quote]
Yeah, I'm imagining something like the Big Ern McCracken foundation from Kingpin, where Big Ern "supports a single mother in ev...
| Political Talk|| re: Would this be good political move for GOP? - teke184 on 7/22/14 at 9:28 am|
[quote]and in the same bill exempt all immigrants from Obamacare penalties(and subsidies), and make them ineligible for 20 years for any form of government assistance except public schools. This would apply to 1st generation children of illegals granted amnesty and immigrants as well.[/quote]
| Political Talk|| re: EBT for weed in CO. - teke184 on 7/22/14 at 9:21 am|
[quote]WTH would democrats block attempts to stop this?[/quote]
I'm sure it's because there is an extremely high correlation between having an EBT card and voting Dem....
| Political Talk|| re: Convention off the states.. all 50 now in play - teke184 on 7/22/14 at 9:11 am|
[quote]I predict a total implosion at the convention[/quote]
This, if not worse.
The idea behind trying to hold a convention, likely meaning an Article V convention, would be to push new amendments into the Constitution.
That's good if the idea is to eliminate the ability of the state to ...
| Political Talk|| re: University of Wisconsin considers "diversity based grading". - teke184 on 7/22/14 at 9:05 am|
Harrison Begeron, you have a call on line 1....
| Political Talk|| re: Obama supports DC becoming a state! - teke184 on 7/21/14 at 7:26 pm|
[quote]If DC becomes a state, then every single dc worker that lives in Northern Virginia should vote in the state of DC. [/quote]
They'll vote in both because DC will "conveniently" forget to provide the rolls to the VA Secretary of State to purge people voting in both states....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Woman hands out "harassment cards" to men who cat call her - teke184 on 7/21/14 at 6:02 pm|
"Harassment" keeps getting dumbed down.
Guys trying to grope her on the street? Harassment.
Boss saying "Better use my personal brethalyzer before you go home."? Harassment.
Guys saying she looks cute? Not harassment....
| Political Talk|| re: Which of the following is better for the economy? - teke184 on 7/21/14 at 4:14 pm|
[quote]So we are setting aside the moral and property rights questions, correct? We have to just assume the "it's ok to steal from people if it's too little to notice it" idea is axiomatic. [/quote]
The Office Space clip with them discussing their "salami slicing" plan to steal from their company...
| Political Talk|| re: The Russian Propaganda machine is in full spin already : Update - teke184 on 7/21/14 at 12:19 pm|
[quote]The Donetsk People’s Republic claims its self-defense forces simply don’t have such military equipment. [/quote]
Not anymore. There was footage of the Russians taking the Buk out of Eastern Ukraine on a flatbed after the incident....
| Political Talk|| re: Facebook Photo making the rounds today about employers denying healthcare - teke184 on 7/21/14 at 10:50 am|
And I'll say to those people what I said to my sister who was bitching about this kind of thing - "Where were people like you four years ago when we were pointing out what a clusterfrick this thing would become?"
The problem is Obamacare and the regulations crammed down everyone's throat. The H...
| Political Talk|| re: Israel shelling Gaza hospital - teke184 on 7/21/14 at 10:46 am|
[quote]It doesn't matter, you can't fire on civilian structures when civilians might be present.[/quote]
Those structures are protected as long as combatants aren't using it to store weapons or for fighting.
If they start firing missiles from there or storing missiles there, it becomes a legit...
| Political Talk|| re: Obamas statement on middle east and Ukraine from the white house just now - teke184 on 7/21/14 at 10:43 am|
[quote]He said he's sending John to negotiate a peace between Israel and Hammas. Yes he actually called him John. [/quote]
Can we send John to Detroit so he can be used by all the water bill protesters?
[quote]He also said the Russian backed separatists better let out investigators in there or...
| Political Talk|| re: Biden: I Looked Putin In The Eyes And Told Him He Didn’t Have A Soul - teke184 on 7/21/14 at 10:40 am|
[quote]He definitely believes it. Just like he believes he is a blue collar guy who can identify with the people.[/quote]
I think he also believes he went and hung out with the blue collar crowd at Katie's Restaurant in Wilmington, which he mentioned in the Palin debate as how he was in touch wit...
| Political Talk|| re: Biden: I Looked Putin In The Eyes And Told Him He Didn’t Have A Soul - teke184 on 7/21/14 at 10:38 am|
[quote]I wouldn't....McCain is your typical internet poster......loud and badass until face to face. Just so you know my credentials: Repub, vet and lived in AZ for 8 1/2 yrs.[/quote]
I didn't say I liked McCain or thought he was worth a shit, just that he's the kind of person who'd say that cons...
| Political Talk|| re: Biden: I Looked Putin In The Eyes And Told Him He Didn’t Have A Soul - teke184 on 7/21/14 at 10:31 am|
[quote]Does anyone really believe he said that? [/quote]
I'd believe it if McCain claimed that, given the public statements he's made over the past decade about Putin, such as talking about how he'd met Putin and the only things he saw in Putin's heart were the letters "KGB".
| Political Talk|| re: MH 17... Dumbest analysis I've heard yet - teke184 on 7/21/14 at 10:23 am|
[quote]So, the airlines are supposed to assume that SAM missiles will be shot at their passenger planes??[/quote]
Yeah, that's incredibly dumb. Unfortunately, it's part of the standard mindset of people who have no idea how the real world works.
The chances of a 777 commercial passenger jet...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Arranged Marriage - teke184 on 7/21/14 at 9:28 am|
It's their culture, so it's their business to a degree.
I just hope that the guy arranged to marry one particular Indian gal I know didn't expect a stereotypical subserviant woman.
"Strong-willed" would be an understatement and she's extremely Americanized, to the point where she was serving...
| Political Talk|| re: Treatment of Murphy Painter by Jindal adm. dispictable--collected $300K today - teke184 on 7/19/14 at 8:31 am|
Every Murphy Painter story I have ever heard included the comment that he's an a-hole.
Family friend's wife worked at ATC, quit to get away from him because he was hitting on her.
Owner of a bar / restaurant I talked to said that they intentionally stopped serving food because they could see ...
| Political Talk|| re: Obama reopens the Eastern Seaboard for Oil Exploration/Drilling - teke184 on 7/18/14 at 4:15 pm|
[quote]Wonder what it will take to get Barry onboard with Keystone.....handjob from ValJar?[/quote]
I think Keystone's dead at this point because Canada said "frick this shit, we're not waiting on Obama anymore."
What was originally going to be sent to the Gulf is now being sent to western port...