| Political Talk|| re: Crimea is about to secede from Ukraine (frigging spelling) - dinosaur on 3/7/14 at 3:53 pm|
While I agree with the intent, I don't think we have any sort of military force available that can face the Russians right on the Russian border.
Even if we did have a strong enough military, which we probably no longer have, we would require a great deal of cooperation and assistance from the Eu...
| Political Talk|| re: Crimea is about to secede from Ukraine (frigging spelling) - dinosaur on 3/7/14 at 12:26 pm|
email I got, edited to fit character limitations:
I came here in 2005 on a contract to help build a professional corps of NCOs for the Ukrainian Army. It was a dismal failure. The military budget couldn't support building the kind of NCO corps the US Army has. Ukraine just doesn't have the budg...
| Political Talk|| re: Crimea is about to secede from Ukraine (frigging spelling) - dinosaur on 3/7/14 at 12:22 pm|
I pretty much agree with what you have been posting on this. I tend to think that this will probably result in some sort of split of that country and there isn't much the USA can do about it. I get a lot of emails from ex-military people I know and I got one talking about the situation there. I a...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Woman dancing at parade she got the moves. - dinosaur on 3/2/14 at 9:12 am|
New roads without doubt. I recognize the location. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Abolishing Private Schools - dinosaur on 2/7/14 at 2:15 pm|
Look, you can have all the confidence in the world. Some people just can't learn as well as some other people and some people just don't give a damn. I do not believe that anyone, no matter how good, can reach every student.
Our public schools are not getting the job done, in that far too ma...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Abolishing Private Schools - dinosaur on 2/7/14 at 1:04 pm|
My wife is a 40 year teacher, with 33 years in inner city public schools. She is highly qualified and was a teacher of the year choice.
I have spent 40 years talking about education with her and watching both our local public schools and the local private schools. If you are as good as you claim...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Abolishing Private Schools - dinosaur on 2/7/14 at 12:44 pm|
You sound like a teach for America delusional liberal. No teacher, no matter how well qualified, or how well motivated, can teach someone who does not want to learn. Way too many of our children just don't care. They see no benefit from even trying....
| O-T Lounge|| re: LMAO at Jay Grimes - dinosaur on 2/6/14 at 12:47 pm|
Mrs. Dinosaur had the channel nine app on when he said it and guess what -- said chance of frozen precip Did someone else update the app before he spoke?...
| Political Talk|| re: is the following picture true? - dinosaur on 1/31/14 at 8:01 am|
Upvoted. The "corporate welfare" idea works well on people who don't stop to ask what it means. This isn't a part of the pie chart. It is nice and vague and can be stretched to mean nearly anything and simply gets left leaning anti-business people something to throw at fiscal conservatives. And ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: A car dealer’s scientific guide to the 10 worst and 10 best used vehicles - dinosaur on 1/28/14 at 4:56 pm|
Had a Hyundai Genesis. Fell apart at 50 thousand miles. In warranty but got told over and over that since the problem did not show up on their computer, Hyundai would not allow a repair. Never again....
| Political Talk|| re: Ann Coulter takes on Wendy Davis - dinosaur on 1/23/14 at 7:47 am|
The first response from the left for any idea or argument that it can't logically refute is ridicule. I believe that her comments are reasonable in light of what was claimed by Mrs. Davis and her supporters and what really took place. ...
| Political Talk|| re: Wendy Davis’ Ex Asked a Court to Order Her Not to Use Drugs - dinosaur on 1/22/14 at 1:00 pm|
Is it really boilerplate? It isn't in Louisiana. Someone has to ask for it and have a reason to support that request. It sounds like there was more in that divorce than has come out.
But then, like you said, it probably would not matter anyway....
| Political Talk|| re: Dallas Morning News Calls Out Wendy Davis for ‘Blurring’ Facts About Personal Li - dinosaur on 1/20/14 at 9:03 pm|
Don't need to use it in an ad. By being less than truthful she has brought it into a spotlight herself. ...
| Political Talk|| re: Dallas Morning News Calls Out Wendy Davis for ‘Blurring’ Facts About Personal Li - dinosaur on 1/20/14 at 1:22 pm|
I think that as the campaign goes along and people find out more about her, her chances will diminish. This is Texas after all. A lot of women will refuse to vote for someone gave up her children, regardless of her reasoning....
| Political Talk|| re: Dallas Morning News Calls Out Wendy Davis for ‘Blurring’ Facts About Personal Li - dinosaur on 1/20/14 at 1:17 pm|
You are probably right but it would be nice to see an honest candidate, regardless of party....
| Political Talk|| re: Dallas Morning News Calls Out Wendy Davis for ‘Blurring’ Facts About Personal Li - dinosaur on 1/20/14 at 1:03 pm|
Is that a serious comment or are you on drugs?...
| Political Talk|| re: Dallas Morning News Calls Out Wendy Davis for ‘Blurring’ Facts About Personal Li - dinosaur on 1/20/14 at 12:52 pm|
A Harvard lawyer who does not appreciate that those little details do have meaning or a politician who doesn't mind stretching the truth to make her or her position look better. Which is she? Or is she both?...
| Political Talk|| re: A hypocritical view, in my opinion - dinosaur on 1/20/14 at 12:39 pm|
While I tend to support the idea of having people do something for the government handout they would otherwise get there are problems with your post. First, and I see it has been repeatedly stated earlier, the private sector has no duty to find people jobs, so it cannot "fail" to find "these people...
| Political Talk|| re: Can Anyone Identify One Act of Violence Committed by The Tea Party Movement? - dinosaur on 1/19/14 at 10:25 am|
Maybe because they think of him as a big spender? Or you suggesting some other reason?...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Fascinating Information about WWI German War Zeppelins (WWI factoid thread) - dinosaur on 1/18/14 at 9:39 am|
come on guys the error was obvious but did not distract from the thread this should not be about calling people out for meaningless errors although I agree that the time line was messed up originally ...
| Political Talk|| re: BR city "leaders" helping StG's cause... - dinosaur on 1/17/14 at 7:45 am|
I don't live in Baton Rouge and I admit that I am only minimally informed about this controversy, but when I read these threads to try to see the merits of each side, I mainly see arrogant and insulting comments from the opponents of the proposal. And when some of the errors in their arguments are ...
| Political Talk|| re: BR city "leaders" helping StG's cause... - dinosaur on 1/16/14 at 9:21 pm|
So you refuse to comment on whether those people have a right to pick and choose what they pay for?
That is the real issue, not the red herring argument that their budget numbers are wrong. The truth seems to be that both the city and that SG area are likely to pay more taxes but why would someone...
| Political Talk|| re: BR city "leaders" helping StG's cause... - dinosaur on 1/16/14 at 8:56 pm|
So please, wise one, tell us what services the residents of the SG area should not be able to choose to forego that are now being provided by the city? Clearly, you disagree with most of the posters here about revenues, and surely know that the people of SG will refuse to pay any more taxes. And w...
| Political Talk|| re: BR city "leaders" helping StG's cause... - dinosaur on 1/16/14 at 1:02 pm|
Are you saying that the city officials who oppose the St. George proposal are doing this out of their concerns for the people who live out there? I tend to think that politicians try to protect their own individual interests, and in this case it would be simple to say we (the city residents) are pa...
| Political Talk|| re: BR city "leaders" helping StG's cause... - dinosaur on 1/16/14 at 12:52 pm|
While I understand that you consider your opinion of the St. George issue to be unquestionably correct, what the heck does the murder rate in Memphis have to do with this? Is Memphis moving to St. George? Or is it that someone who lives in Memphis should not be allowed an opinion? ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Who was a better coach while at LSU, Dale Brown or Charlie Mac? - dinosaur on 1/9/14 at 2:33 pm|
This. I watched both. Dale Brown was a motivator and recruiter and the only coaching that got done was by his assistants. Remember, at the time the SEC basketball was essentially Kentucky with the other teams far behind, although Brown had a few years where the talent at LSU was exceptional.
| Political Talk|| re: All Incumbents Need to Go! - dinosaur on 12/23/13 at 7:36 am|
Begin with the idea that we need to get all of them out, that losing a few good ones is the price you pay for getting rid of the rest.
Do you think that some of the local bias is because your local rep very often has staff who tries hard to fix problems that constituents have in dealing with the ...
| Political Talk|| re: Do we really have free speech? - dinosaur on 12/20/13 at 4:04 pm|
OK this one is a little difficult. You are not really talking about free speech. You are talking about control of the means of speech. I can stand in my back yard and shout about my crazy political views and only my neighbors hear and think I am nuts, but so long as I don't incite a riot, I am o...
| Political Talk|| re: Phil Robertson vs. The Dixie Chicks - dinosaur on 12/20/13 at 12:30 pm|
No. You are missing the point. The Dixie Chicks ridiculed the people who bought their music and their fans reacted. The record label didn't fire anyone just for a possibly unpopular statement.
I doubt that the vast majority of the people who watch the DD show give a damn about gay rights. I t...
| Political Talk|| re: I'm three years older than Phil,lived in La.and never saw a black mistread in L - dinosaur on 12/19/13 at 5:17 pm|
I am old enough to remember separate waiting rooms in doctor's offices as a child in the 50's and early 60's, separate drinking fountains, and separate lunch counters. But I never heard of a Klan lynching or similar acts, but I witnessed a couple small scale riots (using bats and pipes mainly)altho...