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re: Cool/interesting facts and photos about your family history thread - Willie Stroker
My great, great grandfather on my Dad's side was the product of incest between two cousins circa 1860. Strangely (or maybe not since it's LA), the same thing occurred around the same time on my Mom's side of the family tree. There is also a Louisiana Governor on both sides of the family (diffe...


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Political Talk
re: Politard Fantasy League - Willie Stroker
I'm in. This annual donation has become one of my favorite charities. Last year did get better with the Viber app for league banter, but I don't know how many more pics of cubbies' former boss' Hillary-esque tree stump calves and assorted body parts from the other guys I can take....


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re: Just saw D'Souza's "America". - Willie Stroker
[link=(http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/2821/before-the-civil-war-were-some-slave-owners-black)]Here's a link [/link] where the author cites other sources and summarizes that [quote]"A widely cited but imperfect source is the 1830 federal census, chosen because it supposedly represents the ...


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re: Just saw D'Souza's "America". - Willie Stroker
I think he even limited the slave owning population comparison to the States of MS, and LA. I just don't remember if he was using those States as the sample of whites owning slaves or the one for free blacks owning slaves. ...


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re: Just saw D'Souza's "America". - Willie Stroker
[quote] Can we find out if D'Souza actually made the "half" claim? I saw the movie, and I don't recall that bit of info. I'm not saying he didn't. I just don't remember and would like to have the record straight. [/quote] He did not make the claim as described in the OP. I saw the movie last nig...


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re: Deep South leads study that ranks "most uptight" states - Willie Stroker
How in the hell does California become the least uptight state? Building height restrictions, land restrictions, wage restrictions, wine country, pricing black people out of SanFran, all that haughtiness of plastic people... I'm puzzled....


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re: Border crisis scrambling the politics of immigration policy - Willie Stroker
Willie's plan: Use the Labor Dept to enforce stiff financial penalties on businesses that employ undocumented workers. Maybe $10k fine per undocumented employee hired. For corporations the penalty should be a % of all corporate assets and a slightly higher percentage of the CEO's total compensa...


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re: House republicans vote to increase debt substantially - Willie Stroker
[quote]Can't link because on phone, but the article is on CNN.com. they voted for a massive business tax cuts and said frick paging for it, run up the debt some more instead. [/quote] What the hell? What year is this? They still make phones that allow you to browse and post on the internet but can...


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Movie/TV Board
re: Inside Llewyn Davis - Willie Stroker
[quote]I love when you guys break out the cliched argument about explosions and transformers when someone doesn't like a crappy boring movie. Your cliched weak arse argument makes almost no sense because most people who watched the film probably have seen most or all of the Coen's work and they ARE...


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re: What is you Favorite Western? - Willie Stroker
For me, a great western is about capturing the era. It must portray the struggle of maintaining civility on an expansive and unruly frontier where uncivil behavior quite easily goes unpunished without vengeance being a significant motivation. For me, a great film must have a psychological appeal. I ...


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re: Inside Llewyn Davis - Willie Stroker
There is no reason to see this movie, unless you like a story with no laughs, no interesting dialogue, no characters to care about, but featuring a typical guy living life as a selfish bum. ...


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re: Tiger Stadium Construction Update 07/09/14 - Willie Stroker
It's been said that the carpet looks to be out of the 80's, [img]http://www.lsusports.net/pics33/800/WC/WCITPIRKTJWSSRD.20140709235018.jpg[/img] but I'm not sure if it looks more like one of Bill Cosby's sweaters or Cindi Lauper's carpet. ...


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Political Talk
re: Admit I haven't followed closely the border stuff - Willie Stroker
[quote]Either way, why are we looking to hire people to shuttle them here?[/quote] Did you even read your own link? [i]U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a component of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has a continuing and mission critical responsibility for accepting cust...


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re: Smelling farts good for your health. - Willie Stroker
I guess this means there might be a market for a new and cheaper cancer therapy. I'm thinking about opening up a Denham Springs version of Houston's MD Anderson. The slogan and corporate logo will have to be something positive like [img]http://sverigesradio.se/sida/images/2024/2685602_385_240.jpg...


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re: Business leaders call for more immigrants - Willie Stroker
Another reason we have a large influx of illegal immigration: Economics 101 [img]http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/wp-content/uploads/mexico_us_population_pyramid.gif[/img] That should address the question of why the Mexican government encourages illegal immigration and why our...


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re: Business leaders call for more immigrants - Willie Stroker
[quote]Ah, make legal immigration MORE expensive. Great fricking idea[/quote] So immigrants coming from Mexico escaping abject poverty and the threat of violence will do it for $30 an hour, but not $28. Got it. Your brilliance surpasses mine....


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re: Business leaders call for more immigrants - Willie Stroker
It gets us nowhere to spin more rhetoric around the "they just want to come here for a free ride" mantra. We already have a welfare state. FDR created it, incentivized it, and the baby boomers expanded and embraced it. The majority of today's voters view it as a humane thing, despite the right chara...


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re: Smelling farts good for your health. - Willie Stroker
Assplay is the new chemo...


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re: President Obama has quietly promised support to Mass. Sen. Elizabeth Warren..... - Willie Stroker
[quote]Please provide a link to a Warren senate campaign ad in which she talked about Native Americans.[/quote] So in order to defend Warren's claim, you have to limit the evidence to one of her senate campaign ads????? [img]http://a.gifb.in/072012/1341857792_base_jumpers_parachute_fails_to_op...


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Tiger Rant
re: 1982 season - One of the magical seasons in LSU history. - Willie Stroker
[quote] The FSU beat-down in the Tiger Stadium "Orange/Fog Bowl" is still my fav game I saw first hand... [/quote] This...


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re: Anyone else feel cynical about the 4th of July holiday? - Willie Stroker
[quote]My pessimism is rooted in the steadfast knowledge that the men of 1776 would projectile vomit at what this nation has become and the subjugation that we are willing to tolerate. [/quote] We're definitely a nation that embraces different ideals than when it was founded. People did not wan...


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re: This d-bag just popped up on my facebook feed - Willie Stroker
I thought it was the guy in the Jacksonville Jaguars confused fan meme. Did he start doing arm work to compensate for the drop in street cred? ...


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re: Record Number of Americans Not in Labor Force in June - Willie Stroker
[quote]Would you say the economy has improved for you?[/quote] My income is higher. My investment growth has never been this high. Thanks QE!...


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re: Record Number of Americans Not in Labor Force in June - Willie Stroker
[quote]RIPMachoMan Record Number of Americans Not in Labor Force in June Wait, so all Americans 16 and older? What is that number minus the elderly, handicapped, disabled, and homemakers? Oh and the lazy with their hands out? [/quote] Labor Force Participation Rate for 25-29 year olds hits reco...


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Movie/TV Board
re: Tired of 3D movies? Good. Here comes 4D - Willie Stroker
Certain movies should not be made in 4D. Gay porn comes to mind....


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re: Shia LaBeouf chased bum for his food before meltdown (so-so video in link) - Willie Stroker
The PR mistakes are ridiculous. Which is worse: a) Chasing a homeless guy b) Showing an interest in McDonald's cuisine c) Disrupting a Broadway play d) Drinking strawberry margaritas (4 in 2 hrs) in public at a sports bar...


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re: TBT - What Was Your Favorite Childhood Saturday Morning Cartoon? - Willie Stroker
The Kroftt Supershow featuring segments like Bigfoot and Wild Boy, Dr Shrinker, and Wonderbug. Also Shazam and Isis I can't leave out Ark II featuring a baddass futuristic RV, a jetpack, a trained monkey, and a hot Asian chick. FWIW, Johnny Quest and his "two dads" as companions for life...


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re: How did the IRS emails disappear? - Willie Stroker
[quote]It's inexcusable for the leadership to not have had a better system of backing up emails. [/quote] According to highly credible, plausibly infallible, seemingly omnipotent and virtually omniscient [link=(http://www.tigerdroppings.com/rant/p/50662926/IRS-emails---is-it-accurate-that-they-co...


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Tech Board
IRS emails - is it accurate that they could all be lost and not recoverable? - Willie Stroker
What says the Tech gurus? What type of redundancies would an agency like IRS have to prevent lost emails? What would the Tech Board do to recover them?...


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re: Need advice from fathers of older sons - Willie Stroker
[quote]I leave the house at 7:30am and get home at 6-630 on regular days. [/quote] This is not bad. I leave an hour earlier and often get home around 7. It's not about the time you're not there, it's the time you make to spend with him. Give him something predictable that he can count on. Th...


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