| Political Talk|| re: A&E has placed Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson on indefinite hiatus - thetempleowl on 12/19/13 at 9:14 am|
[quote]What negative publicity? Most people agree with what Phil said.[/quote]
Most people in the demographics that the network want to get do not agree with what he said.
And even if most do, if 49% hate what he said and will stop watching the show if he is on there, well they just lost a h...
| Political Talk|| re: A&E has placed Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson on indefinite hiatus - thetempleowl on 12/19/13 at 9:12 am|
[quote]So from what I gather thus far in this thread, its acceptable for Chik Fil A to exercise free speech in the form of donating money to anti gay causes but it is unacceptable for A&E to suspend its employee for stating beliefs in contradiction to the company policy while being interviewed as re...
| Political Talk|| re: A&E has placed Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson on indefinite hiatus - thetempleowl on 12/19/13 at 9:06 am|
[quote]He's off the show simply because the personal religious views he expressed outside of the show are not in line with A&E's principles.
I'm not sure A&E has a right to do that.[/quote]
He is off the show because A&E is trying to get out in front of this thing and end the negative publici...
| Political Talk|| re: Jindal: 'Messed Up when Miley gets laughs and Phil gets suspended - thetempleowl on 12/19/13 at 9:01 am|
[quote]'The politically correct crowd is tolerant of all viewpoints, except those they disagree with.'[/quote]
Not necessarily. I do not have to be tolerant of hate speech or taking someone elses rights away. That is not what tolerance is.
People do not have to be nor should they be tolerant...
| O-T Lounge|| re: How students with bad grades can often be the most successful - thetempleowl on 12/15/13 at 3:53 pm|
Sorry to dredge this up, but i wanted to post in this and just had the chance.
Can kids with bad gredes be successful? Yes. Are they often successful? No. The fact is, kids with bad grades are usually not successful.
There is a relationship between IQ and income. There is also a relatio...
| Political Talk|| re: Are income taxes similar to slavery? - thetempleowl on 12/13/13 at 10:06 am|
wow, 11 pages of this. I thought powerman settled the argument pretty well on page one. Guess not....
| Political Talk|| re: Poliboard roll call re: ice storm - thetempleowl on 12/7/13 at 10:16 am|
Well, went to work through the sleet and freezing rain on friday morning in Dallas. No one was on the road.
By the time I got home, the power was out. Power was out till this morning.
Well, hopefully no damage done to the pool with lack of power running the freeze guard......
| Fantasy Sports Board|| re: Brees or Foles at qb? - thetempleowl on 12/3/13 at 4:30 pm|
[quote]Brees or Cutler?[/quote]
| Fantasy Sports Board|| re: Brees or Foles at qb? - thetempleowl on 12/3/13 at 3:08 pm|
Unsure of what the laughing is for.
I would suspect it would be that you feel you always play your studs. However, I honestly think you have to count all three players as studs and thus you have a tough time figuring it out....
| Fantasy Sports Board|| re: Stafford or Foles? - thetempleowl on 12/3/13 at 2:06 pm|
I will preface this by saying I am an Eagles fan, but I would start Foles.
Since coming back from his concussion, he has been lights out.
I also think there are a number of other reasons to start him.
Foles has posted great stats in the first halves of the last few games and then the Ea...
| Fantasy Sports Board|| re: Playoff WRs Pick 3 - thetempleowl on 12/3/13 at 1:59 pm|
I agree with your thoughts. I would start those three....
| Fantasy Sports Board|| re: Brees or Foles at qb? - thetempleowl on 12/3/13 at 1:57 pm|
[quote]At this point in time, I think you have two must start qbs[/quote]
Actually, you don't know the half of it. This happens to be a two qb league. I picked near the end of the first round in a 12 team league and picked Brees number one and Peyton number two.
I picked foles up after the...
| Fantasy Sports Board|| re: Check-in if you've earned a bye in your FF playoffs. - thetempleowl on 12/3/13 at 11:38 am|
We have no byes, but in playoffs with 150 points more than the next closest team and between 250 and 300 points ahead of almost every other playoff team.
So I figure I am certain to lose in the first round....
| Fantasy Sports Board|| Brees or Foles at qb? - thetempleowl on 12/3/13 at 11:34 am|
I almost always live by a simple rule. You never sit your studs.
However, the question here is foles could certainly be considered a stud as well.
Then we have Brees against Carolina which has been tough the whole year or Foles against a somewhat weak lions defense.
I am torn here. I ...
| Political Talk|| re: I love Palin! - thetempleowl on 11/25/13 at 4:54 pm|
[quote]Derp... Name one. [/quote]
Well, Vegas Bengal could. If you say I am a liberal, I could. Tiger in ATL, if he was declared a liberal could.
What many here consider liberal is actually more middle of the road. There are many others. My goodness, have you actually seen here give interv...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Russian Tow truck - thetempleowl on 11/25/13 at 9:41 am|
that is actually pretty cool. Or cold I suppose......
| Political Talk|| re: Student Practicing his First Amendment Right Slammed to the Ground and Arrested - thetempleowl on 11/25/13 at 9:06 am|
I hate to use the american preisdent movie for a quote, but...
[quote] "You want free speech? Let's see you acknowledge a man whose words make your blood boil, who's standing center stage and advocating at the top of his lungs that which you would spend a lifetime opposing at the top of yours.[/q...
| Political Talk|| re: Which country would be more prosperous in 100 years if divided by politics? - thetempleowl on 11/25/13 at 8:40 am|
What it comes down to is that a totally conservative society would quickly become outdated in this quickly changing world.
A purely liberal society would drown itself eventually trying to give everything to everybody.
Which would happen first is the question....
| Political Talk|| re: I love Palin! - thetempleowl on 11/25/13 at 8:37 am|
Wow. There is tons of fail in this thread.
First off, the biggest thing holding Palin back is her lack of knowledge/intelligence/experience. Another huge thing holding her back is her total lack of understanding of problem one.
Two, there are a number of liberal posters on this board that wo...
| Political Talk|| re: Which country would be more prosperous in 100 years if divided by politics? - thetempleowl on 11/25/13 at 8:05 am|
well gee, someone posted a much shorter answer than mine and beat me to the post......
| Political Talk|| re: Which country would be more prosperous in 100 years if divided by politics? - thetempleowl on 11/25/13 at 8:04 am|
This is a much deeper question and can not be answered simply.
I think both the liberal and conservative agendas are good depending upon the situation of where the particular country is and where the rest of the world is during this period.
There is little doubt that the changes this country h...
| Political Talk|| re: Student Practicing his First Amendment Right Slammed to the Ground and Arrested - thetempleowl on 11/23/13 at 8:59 pm|
Well, we have no idea what he did to get arrested, do we?
He may very well have done nothing, but he also may have done something. Just because the guy says he didn't do anything, doesn't, and I know this will stun some of you, mean he didn't do anything.
This is no different than any number ...
| Political Talk|| Kids stink, teacher may get in trouble... - thetempleowl on 11/23/13 at 5:36 pm|
[quote]Some parents of students at the B.U.I.L.D. Academy in Buffalo, New York had complaints of their own after receiving a handwritten complaint le...
| Fantasy Sports Board|| re: Tate, Brown, or Woodhead - thetempleowl on 11/12/13 at 2:00 pm|
I understand what you are saying, but I think they are going to try running more. Maybe I am reading too much into it, but I have seen Matthews getting more runs recently and Rivers has been less productive......
| Fantasy Sports Board|| re: What is your opinion of Rishard Matthews - thetempleowl on 11/12/13 at 1:59 pm|
You are never going to have to play any of them unless you are in disaster mode.
In this situation, I would go high risk, high potential reward, because you likely won't be playing him unless you hit it big and suddenly he takes off.
I guess Matthews, but I'm not playing him any time soon.
| Political Talk|| re: Apparently the HPV Vaccination is a deadly Scam - thetempleowl on 11/12/13 at 1:55 pm|
[quote]Apparently, he does have evidence that supports his claim. CBS says...[/quote]
You see, this is where science will get involved. Is that statistically significant? Are the people who got the Swine flu vaccine also more likely to be infected by other viruses?
This study just say that...
| Fantasy Sports Board|| re: Tate, Brown, or Woodhead - thetempleowl on 11/12/13 at 1:43 pm|
I look at it this way. I have a decent running back in ellington who will just be getting me more points as the season goes on.
Unfortunately James broke his ankle, so he is gone.
I had gone with woodhead much of the year. But I figure I have Ellington and Brown to run with and then the ...
| Fantasy Sports Board|| re: Bench receiver to drop - thetempleowl on 11/12/13 at 1:40 pm|
actually that trade might be vetoed because it was so lopsided it could be considered collusion......
| Fantasy Sports Board|| Tate, Brown, or Woodhead - thetempleowl on 11/12/13 at 1:33 pm|
You get a choice of two to keep. You don't need them now, you want them ready for the playoffs.
I am thinking Tate (ribs are healing) and Brown.
I know woodhead is a solid player. This is non ppr, but he still gets decent production of close to 10 points a game. I am concerned that they m...
| Political Talk|| re: Apparently the HPV Vaccination is a deadly Scam - thetempleowl on 11/12/13 at 1:30 pm|
[quote]I'm still holding out hope that I went hook line and sinker for Revelator who just trolled the frick out of me [/quote]
You hang around here and you will find out there are people who believe the earth is 6000 years old and that dinosaurs and humans played together in the garden of eden......