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re: False Balance = stifling of debate - N.O. via West-Cal
The general notion that equal time is not always appropriate has been out there for a long time, and we probably all agree with that point of view when you get to the extremes. For example, do any of us really believe that holocaust deniers should be given equal time when discussing that tragic pie...


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re: Why only 10 years for Nagin? - N.O. via West-Cal
Nagin got a good draw with the sentencing judge. Berrigan is smart and I have never heard a word, even of pure gossip, that she is corrupt. But it's pretty well known that she is quite liberal when compared to other judges in the Eastern District. I look forward to reading a little more about w...


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re: Can someone please tell me wtf a plant operator is and what they do? - N.O. via West-Cal
"When you say plants, what exactly does this plant do? If my above assumption is correct, does it have something to do with the extraction of resources? Refining them?" - More technical distinctions can be drawn, but the term "plants" refers to both refineries, which take crude oil and refine thi...


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re: What could Rand accomplish as President with an R controlled Congress? - N.O. via West-Cal
One ENORMOUS thing he could do regardless of the composition of Congress is repeal Obama's executive orders and directives to federal agencies. This alone could do wonders. Energy, trade, and even much of the ACA are within the president's SOLO powers. Whatever Obama did with his "phone and pen" c...


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re: Great article on the Hobby Lobby case and broader ACA implications - N.O. via West-Cal
"Good article but not likely to resonate with those who should be listening the most." Well put, HC. I enjoyed the article, but I am already in the camp of those who would like to repeal the ACA, uncouple health insurance from the employer/employee relationship, and attempt to craft more market-d...


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Soccer Board
re: R16 | United States of F#ck Yeah v. Chocolate Waffles | Score in OP - N.O. via West-Cal
I'll be sporting this in less than two hours: [img]http://moonslightmagic.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/wolf-flag-t-shirt-medium.jpg[/img] My first successful posting of an image. So proud....


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re: Liberalism in one sentence. - N.O. via West-Cal
"Progressives have hijacked the term "liberal"." good opinion piece in WSJ today on this very point. Charles Murray, I believe. ...


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re: Is America on the Wrong Side of History? - N.O. via West-Cal
Thanks for the kind words, badlands. And for what it's worth, I want to emphasize that I truly believe what I wrote. It is easy to focus so narrowly on the things we don't like that we miss the big picture, which, in my opinion is one of greatness, in the present and especially in the near future. ...


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re: Do pro choice liberals have baby showers? - N.O. via West-Cal
An evidently literate human being typed the original post. I will have to reflect on that for a time....


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re: Is America on the Wrong Side of History? - N.O. via West-Cal
The US possesses the world's most powerful fighting force, is not threatened in any significant way by any nation or group in terms of its ability to govern itself as it sees fit, and sits atop sufficient resources to power its growth for at least a century or two. This is all despite improvident wa...


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re: The Illuminati and the Global Elite - N.O. via West-Cal
"Are these things just inept decision making, local profiteering, politics?"\ Yep. "or something more?" Nope, at least not on a large scale that the concept of the illuminati implies. We humans are an amazingly fractious lot, and never underestimate the ability of the most ambitious of us...


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re: Cheney unprecedented attack on Obama---really strong criticism of President - N.O. via West-Cal
I read that this morning and agree with much of it. However, I found this quote startling: "Rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many." One could easily apply this line to the decision to invade Iraq. ...


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re: Obama is cheering for Ghana.... - N.O. via West-Cal
Strange hand placement unless his heart is in a different place than most folks....


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Tiger Rant
re: Bert Jones on NFL Network now - N.O. via West-Cal
The Ghost to the Post. Broke my heart. I hated the Raiders and thought The Ruston Rifle was cool as hell....


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Tiger Rant
re: 2nd Greatest LSU Football Player Ever - N.O. via West-Cal
Probably Cassanova. 3 time All American and a member, first team, of the SEC all century team when it came out....


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re: The Racist Element of the Bergdahl Trade - N.O. via West-Cal
"If you read more - All of her blog posts are satire." Should've read the actual link - might've enjoyed it. :lol:...


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re: The Racist Element of the Bergdahl Trade - N.O. via West-Cal
"i woke up on crazy world...not sure how long go,,or, how i got here. but, I am on crazy world." Nothing more needs be said. I'm getting back to work. :lol:...


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Tiger Rant
re: Has LSU Athletics entered the Silver Age? - N.O. via West-Cal
Being arguably the second best program in the country over +/- a decade means that football remains in its Golden Age. Yes, it sucks that the inarguable #1 program over that span is in our division, but it doesn't take away from what the program has accomplished - including an SEC championship and ...


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re: State Dept.. We were releasing them anyway.... - N.O. via West-Cal
IF the thinking was "the 5 Taliban were going to be released, so let's get somethign for them," at least there is some logic to it. The question I have is "why were they going to be released anyway?" Is it because we're pulling out of Afghanistan? What conditions justify their release? If they we...


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re: 10 years ago today a great American leader touched the face of god - N.O. via West-Cal
"She was lovely" A voice of reason! ...


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re: Do You Use The Term "Biracial"? - N.O. via West-Cal
I think I say "multi-racial" or "mixed ancestry" on the relatively rare occasions I use any of these terms. "Biracial" is limiting as it refers to just 2 races, and for a number of folks I know, that's just not enough. As for the identification questions, for Obama, etc., I really don't care ho...


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re: Your All-Time NBA player list - N.O. via West-Cal
Here is the starting five I would pick out of those: 1 - Magic. I am not the biggest fan of Magic's but no one has played the point like that, with that combination of size, vision, and everything else. Small guards could give him a little trouble but he gave it back to them ten-fold. 2 - MJ...


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Tiger Rant
re: Can LSU Continue to Raise Season Football Ticket Prices? - N.O. via West-Cal
"look at the value of our ticket prices versus those schools." That may not be an apples to apples comparison. We are not paying seat license/tradition fund fees when we purchase a single game ticket to a road game. What you would have to see is what LSU charges other schools for seats to our g...


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re: Can LSU Continue to Raise Season Football Ticket Prices? - N.O. via West-Cal
"You can't really blame LSU for raising prices if the demand is there." Agreed. And i don't blame them. However, I also agree with the thrust of Oyster's post above. We've had season tix since approximately 1996 (plus or minus a year). Tix are now priced at over 100 bucks per game, the kids' ...


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re: Sickening comments from Obama during his West Point commencement speech - N.O. via West-Cal
I actually liked much of that speech, but there are parts that cause me physical pain. Here is one: "And that’s why I will continue to push to close Gitmo, because American values and legal traditions do not permit the indefinite detention of people beyond our borders. (Applause.)" Yeah, like...


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re: Does BP get a look by the Supreme Court? - N.O. via West-Cal
"In other words they want or think the SCOTUS needs to clear this up once and for all." Sure, the dissent wants this, but is this a case that really involves an issue as to standing. Think of it this way: in the absence of a settlement, a company in, say, Meridian, MS, would have had every righ...


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re: Does BP get a look by the Supreme Court? - N.O. via West-Cal
"They knew how much it would cost." Perhaps. But it has been widely reported that they initially estimated 7.8 billion and that now the numbers are expected to be higher. ...


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re: Does BP get a look by the Supreme Court? - N.O. via West-Cal
I don't think the Supreme Court should grant cert in this matter, mainly because I don't think there is any real legal principle at stake so much as BP simply wants to renege on a deal that is proving more costly than they anticipated. Anyway, here is Supreme Court Rule 10; you be the judge! :lol...


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Tiger Rant
re: Where were you when the Tigers won the 2009 national championship (baseball)? - N.O. via West-Cal
It's funny because I can't even begin to remember this. My guess is that is because my memories of Games 1 and 2 are so vivid. Game 1 I was in Rosenblatt seated alongside the RF side. Game 2 I was driving/riding back from Omaha as we made a commando raid on Omaha for precisely one game. It may s...


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re: Obesity message: Should a 9 y.o. girl's thigh 'jiggle'? - N.O. via West-Cal
She didn't look big in the picture. Seems odd to me....


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