| Off-Topic Board|| re: The Rainbow Flag Is Now Flying Over Alabama - Duke on 1/24/15 at 11:19 am|
[quote]How have those turned out?
I'd argue they've accomplished their goal pretty well. The problems with welfare and SS are partially design (benefit cliffs on welfare for example) and specifically with welfare too many different programs overseen by various different departments. The...
| Off-Topic Board|| re: The Rainbow Flag Is Now Flying Over Alabama - Duke on 1/24/15 at 11:00 am|
[quote]how do you draw a conclusion of govt intervention being beneficial in marriage?[/quote]
I'm saying acts to create incentive in positive behaviors is helpful to society. Now the how, the cost/benefit, and scope of it's usefulness are legitimate questions. ...
| Off-Topic Board|| re: The Rainbow Flag Is Now Flying Over Alabama - Duke on 1/24/15 at 10:57 am|
[quote]get a lawyer for contracts on all other issues, like power of attorney in case of illness/death, disbursement of property in case of separation...etc[/quote]
Alahunter is a big fan of trial lawyers huh?
I see your point here, but I don't see how this is more efficient with better outcom...
| Off-Topic Board|| re: The Rainbow Flag Is Now Flying Over Alabama - Duke on 1/24/15 at 10:40 am|
[quote]My argument would be that two parent homes were much more prevalent percentage wise, before people began relying on govt intervention and incentives to the degree they do now.[/quote]
My counter is there's a correlation here that I'm not sure leads to a causation. The decline in lasting ma...
| Off-Topic Board|| re: The Rainbow Flag Is Now Flying Over Alabama - Duke on 1/24/15 at 9:53 am|
[quote]Why should the govt be involved in ANY marriage[/quote]
Look at the social statistics between married people raising children and single parents raising children. I believe you'll see why marriage is a worthy cause to have extra government incentive.
This is one of those points where o...
| Off-Topic Board|| re: IM in a neutral mood tonight.. - Duke on 1/23/15 at 8:04 pm|
My dog loves to go galvanting through the cold. He is an a-hole....
| Off-Topic Board|| re: Describe your perfect day - Duke on 1/23/15 at 4:01 pm|
I can't believe arrest a minority didn't make the list....
| Political Talk|| re: Would you support a truly flat fee tax? - Duke on 1/23/15 at 11:55 am|
I can't believe anyone is taking you seriously at this point....
| Off-Topic Board|| re: Let's get some controversy flowing: vaccines - Duke on 1/23/15 at 11:16 am|
No big deal. I posted that mostly to tell people what that stuff is, and only partially to be an a-hole....
| Off-Topic Board|| re: Let's get some controversy flowing: vaccines - Duke on 1/23/15 at 11:08 am|
Roundup is a herbicide....
| Political Talk|| re: Thoughts on Jeb Bush? - Duke on 1/22/15 at 8:57 am|
I like him. Appears to have the polish necessary to win and be an effective administrator. He did a good job in Florida as governor. That's not to mention the Bush fundraising and political machine.
Getting through the primary is going to be difficult. He's too RINO for a large portion of the bas...
| SEC Rant|| re: Way Too Early SECw Discussion Thread - Duke on 1/22/15 at 8:39 am|
The west is wide open going into next year. There's going to be a very good team sitting in 7th at the end of the year. Ranking them is just splitting hairs IMO. I'm going to try though.
4. Texas A&M
6. Ole Miss
7. Miss State
I think State loses too much ...
| Help Board|| re: Please free 808Bass - Duke on 1/22/15 at 7:59 am|
He's an a-hole, but a good poster. I support this move. ...
| Off-Topic Board|| re: IM here to party - Duke on 1/22/15 at 7:55 am|
Sounds like a nice set of trips dude. You going to be partying hard for Mardi Gras?...
| Off-Topic Board|| re: Jesus debate thread. Updated: 30 vs. 3. Existence CONFIRMED! - Duke on 1/21/15 at 12:13 pm|
Genro for President....
| Off-Topic Board|| re: Jesus debate thread. Updated: 30 vs. 3. Existence CONFIRMED! - Duke on 1/21/15 at 12:07 pm|
[quote]The outspoken few ruin everything [/quote]
True for pretty much any philosophy. Outspoken liberals taint all liberals. Outspoken conservatives taint conservatives. Terrorist taint Islam, ect.
Life is happier when you take your ego out of your chosen belief structure....
| Off-Topic Board|| re: The State Of The Union Thread - Duke on 1/21/15 at 12:03 pm|
Unless we run into a surprise economic boom, the GOP has the easier road to the WH. Of course, they have to navigate the primaries without having the eventual nom take too much damage or be forced to swing too far right.
Obama's lack of success is going to hang on HRC or whoever gets the nominati...
| Off-Topic Board|| re: Jesus debate thread. Updated: 30 vs. 3. Existence CONFIRMED! - Duke on 1/21/15 at 11:54 am|
[quote]The mean-spirited didactic Dawkins[/quote]
The condescending atheist is about the most annoying person out there. They do a disservice to atheist like myself who don't really care what people believe if it has a positive impact in their lives....
| Political Talk|| re: ABC's Jon Karl on GMA: "Joni Ernst the pig-castrating republican" - Duke on 1/21/15 at 8:33 am|
She seems accomplished enough, and I still give her props for running the best ad of the last campaign season. Those SOTU responses are tough to do ok, much less well. She clearly was awkward in front of the camera, but it isn't like the freshman Senator from Iowa has been in that position before.
| Off-Topic Board|| re: Things Worse Than Kidney Stone - Duke on 1/20/15 at 9:30 pm|
[quote]A catheter isn't a big deal. It doesn't hurt. [/quote]
I didn't know that at the time. It's why it was a really effective threat....