| Political Talk|| Game Over - Bard on 7/7/14 at 5:11 am|
The roofies didn't wear off so the wedding happened. Off for a week of sun, sand & booze with the newly-minted Mrs. Bard :)
You guys and gals try not to burn the site down while I am gone ;)...
| Political Talk|| re: Lieberman on courts vs Obama - Bard on 7/5/14 at 9:38 am|
[quote]Did he flip parties after retiring?? [/quote]
He's never been much of a party-line guy. He has his beliefs and he sticks with them, regardless of what his party believes.
With that, I don't think there's any other way to consider so many 9-0 decisions unless you trot out the race card ...
| Political Talk|| re: Who is the Republican front runner for 2016? - Bard on 7/5/14 at 7:58 am|
[quote]Look I think Paul has done a great job getting his name out there and firing a lot of people up. Is he a true libertarian? Is he for legalizing drugs and prostitution like some libertarians are? That could be an attack against his campaign. [/quote]
I think out of all those considered as p...
| Political Talk|| re: Didn't like the Hobby Lobby decision? Look at the follow up decisions - Bard on 7/5/14 at 12:11 am|
Juuuuuuuuuuust gonna leave this here then call it a night...
| Political Talk|| re: ConservativeBashing: Gay-Publican employee sues gay bar for religious harassment - Bard on 7/4/14 at 2:00 pm|
[quote]He isn't entitled to a job there. Private company, private property, freedom of speech and expression.
Cases like this should get immediately tossed.[/quote]
| Political Talk|| re: The President Joins in on Throwback Thursday - Bard on 7/3/14 at 12:27 pm|
[quote]Why the frick would he tweet some shite like that? [/quote]
Because he's a lame duck and has ceased giving whatever fricks he gave during his first term?
As more time passes I truly believe he has that attitude and what we are seeing is what happens when I-Don't-Give-A-frick gets slapped do...
| Political Talk|| re: The President Joins in on Throwback Thursday - Bard on 7/3/14 at 12:17 pm|
Remember before Moses when everybody had plenty of work in the Middle East? #TBT...
| Political Talk|| The President Joins in on Throwback Thursday - Bard on 7/3/14 at 11:59 am|
[quote]Throwback to last week when a woman—not her boss—made her own decisions about her health care. #TBT [/quote]
Way to take something fun, innocent, non-political and shite on it, Mr. President. :casty:
| Political Talk|| re: What Will Change About How We File Taxes? - Bard on 7/3/14 at 11:15 am|
Thanks :) We're both looking forward to it. :nana: :nana:
Ouch. I hope you guys weather the tax storm. ...
| Political Talk|| re: What Will Change About How We File Taxes? - Bard on 7/3/14 at 10:33 am|
I've always been anal about my taxes, I like getting them done the moment I get my W2's in. I've had to file late though and it makes me crazy....
| Political Talk|| re: What Will Change About How We File Taxes? - Bard on 7/3/14 at 10:00 am|
[quote]If you do need the name of a CPA some day in Monroe I got one for you. Been using him for about 35 years. Ex IRS agent. He knows his stuff. [/quote]
Been in BR for about 6 years now, but I will definitely remember that if I ever get audited. :thup:
| Political Talk|| re: The ACLU's disappointing stance on the Hobby Lobby decision - Bard on 7/3/14 at 9:56 am|
[quote]Sure... disingenuous Republicans easily argue for bullcrap all the time. The question is validity. [/quote]
One of the things people bitch about when discussing politics is the more and more partisan things become, with people being far less willing to compromise.
Providing 16/20 is a p...
| Political Talk|| re: Why would the president fight so hard for contraception mandate? - Bard on 7/3/14 at 9:36 am|
[quote]Just because someone wants something, that doesn't constitute a "right". [/quote]
| Political Talk|| re: What Will Change About How We File Taxes? - Bard on 7/3/14 at 9:31 am|
[quote]Keep in mind, even though you're marrying in July, when you file you're considered married for the whole year so there's no adjustment to be made to any refund you receive. [/quote]
VERY handy to know! (that was a question that was on my mind when I wrote my OP) Thanks :cheers:...
| Political Talk|| re: Unemployment down to 6.1%, lowest since Sept. 2008 - Bard on 7/3/14 at 9:30 am|
[quote]Do historical labor participation rates account for the growth of women in the workforce? I'm honestly curious. It's pretty common hat around here to compare today's participation rate with the rates of preceding decades (going back to the 1960s). [/quote]
It deals with raw numbers, no...
| Political Talk|| re: What Will Change About How We File Taxes? - Bard on 7/3/14 at 9:04 am|
[quote]May want to look at your W4 withholdings with your employer, assuming you both have one. [/quote]
We both work (and will continue to do so, no giant trust funds in our futures).
IIRC I think she has a bit more withholding than I do (I do the minimum... ie: just me)....
| Political Talk|| re: Unemployment down to 6.1%, lowest since Sept. 2008 - Bard on 7/3/14 at 9:01 am|
[quote]If unemployment dropped to 0.01%, why should I care if some people don't participate?[/quote]
If the Participation Rate remains unchanged, where is the drop in Unemployment coming from?
With the way the government plays with numbers, it's a legitimate question....
| Political Talk|| re: Unemployment down to 6.1%, lowest since Sept. 2008 - Bard on 7/3/14 at 8:59 am|
[quote]What about Benghazi?[/quote]
If the improvement continues, Ben can get a job too!
| Political Talk|| What Will Change About How We File Taxes? - Bard on 7/3/14 at 8:55 am|
I'm getting married this weekend to the most wonderful woman I've had the privilege of knowing. Aside from some issues with property I own, we've both been pretty fortunate in that we have both been able to 1040EZ our taxes for most years (I heart me some TurboTax).
Should we file jointly or kee...
| Political Talk|| re: Federal Gov’t Sues Wisconsin Company, Says English Requirement is 'Discriminati - Bard on 7/3/14 at 7:15 am|
[quote]According to a news release from the EEOC, Chicago Regional Attorney John C. Hendrickson said the Green Bay-based company’s English requirement is based on “superficial” reasoning. [/quote]
I would challenge the bleeding shite out of this in court. The discrimination the EEOC was set up to...
| Tech Board|| re: Laptop help - Windows XP - Bard on 7/2/14 at 4:02 pm|
Sounds like either a driver issue or malware.
The quickest and easiest thing is to check Device Manager to see if there are any conflicts/issues.
Right-click on My Computer, go to Properties. Click on the Hardware tab then Device Manager. Does anything there have an X or ? next to it?
| Tech Board|| re: need help: ex gf took my IPAD that was synched with my Iphone and she has been - Bard on 7/2/14 at 3:54 pm|
Considering she is accessing your emails and such, this may qualify under identity theft. If she sends out a response as you, it definitely does.
Get the law involved....
| Political Talk|| re: Tired of being poor? Move to North Dakota - Bard on 7/1/14 at 5:55 pm|
[quote]They fly high end "party girls" into Minot about 2 hours east of Williston. They make bank. $35-50k a week depending on how many...uh...services they perform. [/quote]
Oh to be the "party girl" supplier... :pimp:...
| Political Talk|| re: Tired of being poor? Move to North Dakota - Bard on 7/1/14 at 5:18 pm|
Someone needs to open a condom store because if it's that heavily male-dominated then the prostitutes will come (pun!)...
| Political Talk|| re: Tired of being poor? Move to North Dakota - Bard on 7/1/14 at 5:14 pm|
How does the county feel about it? Couldn't someone just toss something up right outside the city limits?...
| Political Talk|| re: Newspaper Apologizes for 2008 Obama Endorsement - Bard on 7/1/14 at 5:12 pm|
| Political Talk|| re: Tired of being poor? Move to North Dakota - Bard on 7/1/14 at 4:41 pm|
[quote]You realize this is like moving to San Francisco, getting paid more than you used to make, claiming you've got a ton of money, then realizing you owe your landlord $3000/month for your shitty studio apartment, right?[/quote]
I think it's more akin to moving out there as the Gold Rush was s...
| Political Talk|| re: Tired of being poor? Move to North Dakota - Bard on 7/1/14 at 4:33 pm|
[quote]Yea but ND sucks balls.[/quote]
For a starting wage at those levels, if I were fresh out of college and/or a low-skilled worker I would let ND suck my balls until my dead ancestors came.
I would also be looking to invest like a mofo in real estate. In a boom like that:
1. Buy land
| Political Talk|| re: Turley, "Halbig vs. Burwell could trigger a full cardiac arrest" (to Obamacare) - Bard on 7/1/14 at 4:06 pm|
[quote]How are they able to just unilaterally declare something like that?[/quote]
They aren't. It's the law of the land....
| Political Talk|| re: Tired of being poor? Move to North Dakota - Bard on 7/1/14 at 3:40 pm|
[quote]So when the economy is booming, pay increases? Hell of a concept. Are women allowed up there, with the war on them and all?[/quote]