| Political Talk|| re: Baton Rouge Lakes Restoration Project - Unobtanium on 7/14/14 at 5:32 pm|
So I guess you're OK with BREC holding on to your money for you until the decide what to spend it on?
Getting off topic...
Note that this is their 2013 statement, and never in the run-up to the recent (April?) tax renewal did they ever indicate they were already running a surplus. They should pr...
| Political Talk|| re: Baton Rouge Lakes Restoration Project - Unobtanium on 7/14/14 at 3:49 pm|
Agreed, but riddle me this - why is BREC sitting on $81 million to begin with? Rainy day fund?...
| Political Talk|| re: Baton Rouge Lakes Restoration Project - Unobtanium on 7/14/14 at 2:33 pm|
[quote]From what others here have stated BREC has a huge surplus[/quote]
Yes, LSURussian originally looked this up. I'm no accountant, but it would appear that BREC is sitting on about $81 million in cash - see: [link=(http://www.brec.org/assets/2013AnnualReport.pdf)]BREC 2013 Annual Report[/link...
| Political Talk|| re: Company Wants BR to Annex 630 Acres Near L'Auberge - Unobtanium on 7/8/14 at 2:52 pm|
to answer your second question, no one comes to mind. He's useless as a councilman, too busy keeping his name in the paper and his face in front of a camera.
At work we have a special name for people like that - weaseldick....
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Time out lounge plans to reopen - Unobtanium on 6/6/14 at 1:36 pm|
[quote]Doesn't seem to hurt the Bulldog.[/quote]
No, but this addition turns this stretch of Perkins into a target rich environment.
Best of luck to the owners....
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Time out lounge plans to reopen - Unobtanium on 6/6/14 at 1:28 pm|
Do the owners know/care that BRPD spends a LOT of time at Benny's Mobil across the street? Look for a lot of drunk stops in the future......
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Time out lounge plans to reopen - Unobtanium on 6/6/14 at 1:24 pm|
Why? Does BR really need another dive bar?...
| O-T Lounge|| re: New Miss. River Bridge @ BR - First Steps Taken - Unobtanium on 5/20/14 at 7:27 pm|
Regardless if Dow owns it or not, that 'peninsula' is past the levee and floods every year.
Better spot is up river just south of Addis. It's a wider span but more land available....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Business Report article on quality problems with Kleinpeter products - Unobtanium on 5/20/14 at 6:32 pm|
Thanks for the link - will check out their cow juice.
Related, what became of Smith Creamery? I know they had a fire/explosion at their dairy and Kleinpeter's was helping distribute their products. Now, I rarely see their products for sale....
| O-T Lounge|| re: New Miss. River Bridge @ BR - First Steps Taken - Unobtanium on 5/20/14 at 9:17 am|
[quote]You have know idea how correct you are. [/quote]
Please elaborate - I was making a guess that this happened, but sounds like there is more to it....
| O-T Lounge|| New Miss. River Bridge @ BR - First Steps Taken - Unobtanium on 5/19/14 at 8:21 pm|
State house has had an epiphany, or more likely, one of our elected officials got stuck in traffic.
| O-T Lounge|| re: If you had to choose between SAMs or Costco? - Unobtanium on 5/17/14 at 1:23 pm|
[quote]i love it when a mouth breather calls me out for comprehension skills and post a fricking diatribe that give the impression it was typed by christy brown in a fit of rage.[/quote]
I merely challenged your unfounded accusation, and pointed out the name of Costco's store brand. You're the one...
| O-T Lounge|| re: If you had to choose between SAMs or Costco? - Unobtanium on 5/17/14 at 11:57 am|
[quote]starting to get the impression that what people here are trying to say is Sams = black and Costco = white. [/quote]
I challenge you to find where anyone implied this, implicitly or explicitly.
[quote]again. never seen a sam's brand[/quote]
Reread your own quote - "Member's Mark" IS ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: BR Costco - Unobtanium on 5/16/14 at 8:59 am|
Went last Thursday around 6PM; it was busy but not crowded at all.
After two tours through Costco, there is only one item they don't carry that Sam's does. But their wine selection is better, their meats look better and their prepared foods are better.
Short version - advantage: Costco. Plus,...
| O-T Lounge|| re: 1-mth-old son referred to neurosurgeon for craniosynostosis (updates pp. 12-14) - Unobtanium on 5/15/14 at 12:27 pm|
Sorry to hear - no clue as to what to do/who to talk with, so I can only offer prayers for you, your wife and your little man....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Is the Matherne's supermarket on Highland Road having issues? - Unobtanium on 5/5/14 at 4:14 pm|
not stalking you, but I frequent this store as well, so I went straight to the store manager to find out what's going on for my own well being.
Seems they are indeed going thru a store stock 'reset' to clear out slow moving items and restock with more popular items, many of them per c...
| O-T Lounge|| re: What do they do about all the people stuck on the bridge? - Unobtanium on 5/3/14 at 12:51 pm|
Aren't there crossovers between the two bridge sections (E-W) every so many miles to allow for this?
Seem to recall these in place, but haven't been that way in a while....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Words to remember next time you feel like arguing on the OT - Unobtanium on 4/18/14 at 10:17 pm|
Someone listening to some Billy Joel tonight?...
| Political Talk|| re: Tomorrow, 4/5/14, is tax renewal vote day in EBR parish - Unobtanium on 4/4/14 at 3:03 pm|
Back to topic, it's amazing to me that a public entity can be sitting on $81 MM and have the gaul to ask for more.
As much good as I think BREC does, a message needs to be sent that they need to be better stewards of our money....
| Political Talk|| re: John Delgado has to be a St George plant - Unobtanium on 4/2/14 at 5:00 pm|
I remember Puggy. I don't recall him taking himself seriously, and at least he had some entertainment value.
Mr. Delgado is an opportunist is looking to further his own career at any cost.
Oh, and he's a dick too. In my opinion....
| O-T Lounge|| re: "Inner Loop" being studied, Mayor has a mad legislature wasn't clued in - Unobtanium on 3/27/14 at 10:58 am|
Highland Road is already four-laned (see Burbank Drive). What you need are a few more connectors between Highland and Burbank.
As for everything else - :cheers:...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Goverment St. in BR going to 3 lanes - Unobtanium on 3/19/14 at 12:31 pm|
back to topic, I have a question regarding Government Street.
Has this change been done elsewhere, and if so were the results as promised?
| O-T Lounge|| re: Porches I'd Like To Be Sitting On - Unobtanium on 3/14/14 at 8:16 pm|
| Political Talk|| re: Guess it's not JUST the StG proponents that are unreasonable... - Unobtanium on 3/1/14 at 2:16 pm|
Well, you'll have to that issue up with you-know-who. I'm just trying to interject some information into the catfight.
As for the St. George movement itself, I think they would do themselves a huge favor by more precisely defining their issues/complaints with the school system as it exist as well...
| Political Talk|| re: Guess it's not JUST the StG proponents that are unreasonable... - Unobtanium on 3/1/14 at 12:55 pm|
I'll assume this is sarcasm, so ha-ha.
Please read the [u]entire[/u] bill and decide for yourself....
| Political Talk|| re: Guess it's not JUST the StG proponents that are unreasonable... - Unobtanium on 3/1/14 at 12:39 pm|
Here's the text of the bill: [link=(http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/ViewDocument.aspx?d=880729&n=SB484 Original)]LINK[/link]
Read and decide for yourself if this proposal would pass, function and provide for a better education for your children....
| Political Talk|| re: Guess it's not JUST the StG proponents that are unreasonable... - Unobtanium on 3/1/14 at 12:31 pm|
Quite the straw-man:
[quote]As if his own local government representative-Delgado-is Lilly white and pure as the driven snow...seems there are plenty of low information voters on both sides of the discussion. But let's only focus on one. I wonder why that is? Hmmm.[/quote]
While he certainly d...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Anyone Get to Observe One of the St. George Petition Signings? - Unobtanium on 2/27/14 at 1:22 pm|
| Political Talk|| re: Baton rouge eyeing annexing LSU's south campus, and Ben Hur - Unobtanium on 2/26/14 at 6:04 pm|
Sorry, I was on a roll and the St. George threads are always 'interesting'.
Won't happen again. :cheers:
ETA - edited before the grammar Nazi's caught me...
| Political Talk|| re: Baton rouge eyeing annexing LSU's south campus, and Ben Hur - Unobtanium on 2/26/14 at 5:50 pm|
Per BR Business Report, BR General's campus on Bluebonnet is now part of the conversation - [link=(http://businessreport.com/article/20140226/BUSINESSREPORT0112/140229823)]LINK[/link]
Makes sense if Kip & co. are going after the Mall of La. The St. George idea may end up dead w/o an adequate tax ...