| Political Talk|| re: A great article about why America blows... - RuLSU on 4/5/14 at 10:12 am|
That second jpeg is hilarious. Also true.
[b]To the OP[/b] -- There is some truth in that article. There are some real issues in America, but there are real issues all over the world.
I have a relative who lives in Northern France. She (and her husband / husbands family, all native French) are...
| Political Talk|| re: Buy or Sell?: Half of millennials more likely to lean Democratic - RuLSU on 3/8/14 at 4:42 pm|
[quote]If you think a bad employer did bad things to people, wait till you see what an overbearing Government that you can't get away from, full of bad people, does to others. There are shitty people in the world, there's no fixing that. The best thing to do is not let those people become in charge ...
| Political Talk|| re: Buy or Sell?: Half of millennials more likely to lean Democratic - RuLSU on 3/8/14 at 4:39 pm|
[quote]businesses have to do that and evaluate what each employee brings in value... maybe some should think twice before accepting that raise[/quote]
No doubt; I don't begrudge anyone earning an income / watching their costs. Though I've never owned a business, I can fully appreciate the need to c...
| Political Talk|| re: Buy or Sell?: Half of millennials more likely to lean Democratic - RuLSU on 3/8/14 at 4:36 pm|
[quote]What is this "pension" of which you speak?
I must have missed the joke... (?)...
| Political Talk|| re: Buy or Sell?: Half of millennials more likely to lean Democratic - RuLSU on 3/8/14 at 3:27 pm|
[quote]Ok, I'll accept that criticism. I'm just making the point that State Solutions have MASSIVE unintended negative consequences. You had a bad boss. You want a State remedy for his shittiness. That remedy can often be shittier than anything your boss ever dreamed of.[/quote]
I wouldn't say that...
| Political Talk|| re: Buy or Sell?: Half of millennials more likely to lean Democratic - RuLSU on 3/8/14 at 3:24 pm|
[quote][b]I suppose if a business if big enough[/b] ... it can afford to fire truly valuable people to save a buck. [/quote]
The people who I saw get canned were corporate employees. I grew up in a very nice area, and they were high-income workers.
[quote]Problem is this ... some folks are in a ...
| Political Talk|| re: Buy or Sell?: Half of millennials more likely to lean Democratic - RuLSU on 3/8/14 at 3:18 pm|
[quote]Seriously, I don't want to be disrespectful, but when you lament human behavior and propose correcting it by entrusting a group of human beings to police it, and giving them nearly UNLIMITED POWERS, I must reluctantly facepalm. [/quote]
That's a total strawman. You basically invented a posit...
| Political Talk|| re: Buy or Sell?: Half of millennials more likely to lean Democratic - RuLSU on 3/8/14 at 3:05 pm|
[quote]Where are all of these successful companies that fire valuable people?[/quote]
You're not really this naive, are you?...
| Political Talk|| re: Buy or Sell?: Half of millennials more likely to lean Democratic - RuLSU on 3/8/14 at 3:04 pm|
[quote]I'm pretty sure that almost ALL of us have had that guy as a boss. I had him in 94 and again in 2003. That doesn't mean I have to pretend that a white people, self-actualization, privliged-society issue like Gay Marriage is somehow on par with a critical issue like " 17 trillion in debt, Can ...
| Political Talk|| re: Buy or Sell?: Half of millennials more likely to lean Democratic - RuLSU on 3/8/14 at 1:43 pm|
[quote]That tune will change when they get in their upper 20s, lower 30s. [/quote]
Nah, I've gotten a bit more liberal as I've grown older.
I saw a bunch of my friends parents get fired in '05 and '06 as they neared 20 years (and a fully vested pension) with companies.
I also had a really ba...
| Political Talk|| re: Rutgers students protest Condi Rice as commencement speaker - RuLSU on 3/6/14 at 2:31 pm|
[quote]bring back the grease trucks
stuff your face[/quote]
Now [i]THAT[/i] is an outrage worthy of a thread!...
| Political Talk|| re: Los Angeles city council bans the use of e-cigarettes - RuLSU on 3/6/14 at 2:30 pm|
[quote]I'm fine with these ordinances passing IF that same city banned the sale of real cigarettes in the city limits (at least) [/quote]
E-Cigs aren't "banned," you're just banned from using them in restaurants, bars, theaters, etc...
They've applied the 'no smoking' rules in public places to e...
| Political Talk|| re: Rutgers students protest Condi Rice as commencement speaker - RuLSU on 3/6/14 at 2:23 pm|
Did everyone miss the second to last line of the linked story?
[b][i]School administrators are standing by their decision.[/i][/b]
Students, faculty, citizens... people protest for idiotic reasons all the time. As long as my AM doesn't buckle to the "pressure," I don't really care....
| Coaching Changes|| re: Does Any team take a chance on Bobby petrino? - RuLSU on 12/3/13 at 5:16 pm|
Though it is unsubstantiated, there is supposedly some interest in Petrino from Rutgers if / when they fire Kyle Flood this year.
I doubt it would happen because of his "bad reputation" - which is nonsense, IMO, since he's never had academic or financial scandals, he just had a mistress - and I d...
| Political Talk|| re: New Jersey Live results.... Lonegan now down ... 47% - RuLSU on 10/16/13 at 7:51 pm|
There would need to be absolutely massive results for Lonegran from Mercer and Somerset, I'd think.
I doubt he'll get them, though....
| Political Talk|| re: New Jersey Live results.... Lonegan now down ... 47% - RuLSU on 10/16/13 at 7:41 pm|
[quote]Why? America's Kazakhstan deserves everything coming to them. [/quote]
That's coming from someone who has Tennessee in his name....
| Political Talk|| re: New Jersey Live results.... Lonegan now down ... 47% - RuLSU on 10/16/13 at 7:34 pm|
Spoiler alert : your hopes won't be realized.
No matter what poll you looked at, Booker had a 10+ point lead....
| Political Talk|| re: Is American Culture Progressing or Devolving? - RuLSU on 10/15/13 at 11:24 am|
[quote]It fricking sucks right now and is only getting worse.
Anyone who thinks otherwise needs to go look around and see what the frick is going on.
Too many people are miserable and getting more desperate by the day.
I think that's conditional. It's sort of boiled down by Clin...
| Political Talk|| re: Charles Krauthammer: Where is Ted Cruz? - RuLSU on 10/10/13 at 5:34 pm|
[quote]Conservatives never ran repeal and replace that was Romney. [b]Conservatives in the House WON in 2012.[/b][/quote]
They held the house, but lost 8 seats; Democrats had ~2,000,000 more votes for the House.
Democrats got ~50,000,000 votes for the Senate, while Republicans only got ~39,000,0...
| SEC Rant|| re: Arkansas 24 @ Rutgers 28 | FINAL | Arkansas Sails Away a 17 Point Lead - RuLSU on 9/21/13 at 2:58 pm|
[quote]With Derpy under center we arent running away with shit[/quote]
Fair enough. Just 'sayin, Rutgers doesn't match up physically, IMO.
I worry about the move to the Big 10....
| SEC Rant|| re: Arkansas 24 @ Rutgers 28 | FINAL | Arkansas Sails Away a 17 Point Lead - RuLSU on 9/21/13 at 2:55 pm|
[quote]This game is gonna be awful and we're still in it [/quote]
Arkansas should be able to run away with this game.
I am not sold on Kyle Flood. For the record....
| More Sports Board|| re: How did the Oakland Raiders get so bad? - RuLSU on 8/17/13 at 2:06 pm|
First, the Saints look like a really good team. Keep in mind that the Raiders are looking at a 5 win season as a maximum, while the Saints are a SB contender.
Secondly, the Raiders are facing some injuries. Pro-Bowl caliber LT Jared Veldheer? Inured. Starting DT / DE? Injured.
1st round pick D...
| More Sports Board|| re: How Terrelle Pryor Outplayed Matt Flynn While Throwing For Nine Yards - RuLSU on 8/17/13 at 1:57 pm|
As a lifelong Raider fan...
Flynn was, actually, pretty good.
The team was not prepared to face a 'legitimate' pass rush to begin with, but it looked far worse then it needed to be with the loss of LT Jared Veldheer.
The offense was constantly backed up, and the play-calling was reasonably ...
| Political Talk|| re: According to my Kindle, I'm 65% into "War and Peace" - RuLSU on 8/11/13 at 6:37 pm|
[quote]Dostoyevsky does seem to translate much smoother. Love this man and his ability to understand the human condition. [/quote]
The best book he's written, IMO, is "Demons."
Anyone who liked C&P, TBK, etc, would be wise to check it out.
I think a lot of conservatives would like it's messag...
| Political Talk|| re: Eric Holder speaking to NAACP in Orlando on Fox News now if - RuLSU on 7/16/13 at 4:09 pm|
[quote]Thank you for speaking out on this. I was starting to think we were living in the twilight Zone of bat shite crazy with the progressives on here defending this garbage every day.[/quote]
From my perspective, this board is extremely polarized.
The liberal posters seem to be 'defending' thems...
| Political Talk|| re: Eric Holder speaking to NAACP in Orlando on Fox News now if - RuLSU on 7/16/13 at 3:53 pm|
As someone who is 'liberal' by this board's standards, let me say, emphatically...
Holder is the worst AG since Meese, and possibly the worst in the 'modern,' post WWII era....
| Political Talk|| re: 12 year old Egyptian boy destroys reporter re: Fascist Theocracy - RuLSU on 7/16/13 at 3:48 pm|
[quote]We can only hope that there are many more like him.[/quote]
Absolutely - not just in Egypt, but in the entire middle-east.
If the ME can shrug off their theocratic governments and get back to being the secular societies they were in the early and middle parts of the 20th century, the worl...
| Political Talk|| re: Our worst fears have come true: election of Obama has made America more racist - RuLSU on 7/16/13 at 3:44 pm|
This thread is beyond depressing.
Everything is not about race.
Round these here parts, if a Conservative/Republican criticizes Obama, people don't think it's because they're a racist - they assume they're criticizing Obama because he's a [i]Liberal-Democrat[/i].
Besides the Zimmerman tria...
| Political Talk|| re: Great editorial by Mankiw on economists with different views - RuLSU on 7/2/13 at 7:25 am|
That's a great article. In fact, that sort of editorial is the reason I subscribe to the NYT in the first place.
That such a steady, reasonable piece is not in the actual [i]paper[/i] irritates me to no end.
Politicians take the academic work and corrupt it for their own populist memes... it's...
| Political Talk|| re: WARNING. GRAPHIC. What Glenn Beck wants you to know about the Syrian Conflict. - RuLSU on 7/2/13 at 7:20 am|
[quote]What is relevant is that if the media were to present the kind of RELEVANT FACTS - like in this instance, just what manner of individuals we are considering arming - then people like John McCain and Barack Obama would have a hell of a lot harder time throwing our money all around the World. [...