| O-T Lounge|| re: Choosing to avoid LSU? - lsuprof on 2/8/15 at 11:17 am|
LSU has some great programs and some great faculty, and students who enter LSU with a willingness to work hard and get the most out of their LSU experience can get a great education in most fields of study. I have watched many serious students do great things with their LSU education and go on to be...
| Political Talk|| re: Article/Poll: Americans want government to fight climate change - lsuprof on 2/1/15 at 8:32 am|
Look, majorities of Americans think that the climate is changing. Now majorities of Americans think that human activity contributes to climate change, though those numbers have been up and down over the past decade. The key question is whether Americans consider climate change a sufficiently large p...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Four of the five losses due to excessive 3pt shots and poor FT shootings! - lsuprof on 1/31/15 at 4:46 pm|
All I know is that Quarterman missed a wide-open, standing-under-the-basket-with-no-one-around him layup with a bit more than 2 minutes that would have put LSU up by 3. Instead, MSU hurries down the court for a layup and then gets the ball right back for a score to put them up by 3. If Quarterman--w...
| Political Talk|| re: Republicans should take a softer stance on welfare and the safety net - lsuprof on 1/22/15 at 4:34 pm|
I don't think that there are many Republicans or conservatives who advocate for an elimination of welfare programs altogether. I suppose that there are a few libertarians who support the complete elimination of these programs, but most Americans (including Republicans and conservatives) recognize th...
| Political Talk|| re: Hundreds of Christian Churches close in Western Europe-- - lsuprof on 1/4/15 at 1:18 pm|
There are American churches that conduct missions here in the United States. My children have been on missions both in other countries and here in the U.S., and I get the impression that there are quite a few churches who conduct missions here. These missions are less about proselytizing than about ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Barton Simmons says Bob Shoop is a strong candidate in LSU hunt - lsuprof on 12/31/14 at 5:19 pm|
[quote]Penn State finished #2 this year in total defense? needs to be verified..[/quote]
Confirmed: Penn State has second ranked total defense in the country. The competition is not the same as what LSU faces, but i...
| Political Talk|| re: Jury awards fired Catholic school teacher $1.9 million - lsuprof on 12/25/14 at 8:41 pm|
[quote]I don't think the problem is so much their code of conduct as much as their inconsistent application of it with this particular individual. By acknowledging pand approving of time off for the same exact procedure previously, it seems dishonest to fire her for the same procedure. If they held ...
| Political Talk|| re: Jury awards fired Catholic school teacher $1.9 million - lsuprof on 12/25/14 at 8:00 pm|
[quote]The Catholic Church is against IVF?
The Catholic Church considers embryos in general (and certainly those created through IVF) as human beings. IVF is expensive, and often for IVF to work one must create a number of embryos. In many cases multiple embryos are implanted, an...
| Political Talk|| re: Jury awards fired Catholic school teacher $1.9 million - lsuprof on 12/23/14 at 3:53 pm|
Is this a "pregnancy-related medical condition"? She was terminated for using in-vitro fertilization, which took place before she was pregnant. Hence the action in question cannot involve a "pregnancy-related medical condition."
| Political Talk|| re: Jury awards fired Catholic school teacher $1.9 million - lsuprof on 12/23/14 at 3:49 pm|
This is a nice "feel good" message from the jury, but a legislative act--in this case, the 1964 Civil Rights Act--does not overrule the First Amendment right of freedom of religion found in the U.S. Constitution. The Catholic Church, its parishes, and its public schools are protected by the First Am...
| O-T Lounge|| re: LSU students and faculty planning to protest prayer rally! Wow - lsuprof on 12/17/14 at 9:44 am|
[quote]From my understanding people are upset because the prayer rally is being funded by a hate group, they aren't upset because people are praying.[/quote]
The group is classified as a "hate group" by the Southern Poverty Law Center, which has no credibility except among a small number of peopl...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Will Harris play? - lsuprof on 12/13/14 at 8:51 pm|
Of course he won't play. Coach Miles has been playing Lucy holding the football for Charlie Brown since the Auburn game. He is the head coach, and if wanted Harris in the game Harris would be in the game. The fact that he is not says that Coach doesn't want him in the game, despite his claims that H...
| Political Talk|| Mary Landrieu quote about Obamacare - lsuprof on 12/7/14 at 1:04 pm|
[quote]“….We did not wake up one morning and declare this the law. The people of the United States declared this through us as their Representatives. If they do not like it, they can unelect us. Believe me, they will have a great chance because I am up for reelection right now. They will be able to ...
| Political Talk|| re: Cassidy's message was clear and simple..and it won him the election - lsuprof on 12/7/14 at 8:22 am|
This comment is right on target. Cassidy stayed on message and there was nothing that Landrieu could do about it. Obama is extremely unpopular in this state and it was not difficult to connect Landrieu to Obama--she left plenty of ammunition for that in various comments that she has made since Obama...
| Political Talk|| re: Landrieu outperformed the rcp poling averages by 8 points - lsuprof on 12/7/14 at 8:16 am|
An election like this is very difficult to predict with precision. The big problem is turnout. In a general election we have a lot of previous experience that can be used to predict who the likely voters are and how the likely voters are likely to vote. In a runoff election like this, it is more dif...
| Political Talk|| re: is this the first time Edwards has ever lost - lsuprof on 12/6/14 at 9:09 pm|
He lost to Roemer in the governors' race in 1987....
| Political Talk|| re: Rolling Stone Screwed The Pooch - lsuprof on 12/5/14 at 1:37 pm|
This is a cluster-f**k of epic proportions. It may well be that there was a gang rape warranting an investigation at UVa. But printing this story without the appropriate level of skepticism and scrutiny casts doubt on these allegations and resulted in the kind of overreaction by university officials...
| Political Talk|| re: Rams won't apologize... - lsuprof on 12/2/14 at 9:14 am|
The argument that this is a freedom of speech issue is ridiculous. Freedom of speech is a right derived from the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and applies to government restriction of speech. Private entities--businesses, clubs, NFL football teams--are free to take action to limit the spe...
| Political Talk|| re: The list of Obama mistakes deserving impeachment is growing - lsuprof on 11/21/14 at 4:24 pm|
Does Obama deserve impeachment. Sure. Is impeachment in the House and conviction in the Senate going to happen? No. There is absolutely no way that impeachment will get off the ground in the Senate, so let's stop talking about it as if it were a real possibility. Democratic senators support the pres...
| Political Talk|| re: You Reactionary Right Wingers crack me up with your "Separation of powers" BS... - lsuprof on 11/20/14 at 1:49 pm|
Is this a brief article for The Onion? It is pretty funny....