| Political Talk|| re: America's Infrastructure Report Card: G.P.A. = D+ - UGATiger26 on 7/31/14 at 10:02 am|
Here's a good question.
How the F do we spend trillions every year, but not have enough to repair and rebuild infrastructure?
If THAT doesn't tell you how F'ed up our governance is, I don't know what will.
Bang up job on that stimulus bill. How much is that one running us? $900 billion?...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Spider Identification - UGATiger26 on 7/31/14 at 9:58 am|
[quote]I got bit by one of those bastids.
Guy on my football team in high school got bit by one too.
Our defensive coordinator called him Spider Man for the rest of the year. ...
| Political Talk|| re: Serious Question: Why Doesn't the UN move its HQ into Gaza? - UGATiger26 on 7/31/14 at 9:56 am|
I would have no problem with that.
The U.N. reminds me of college student governments.
Self-important twits who like to talk and think they're making big differences in the world. ...
| Political Talk|| re: Is Bush/Cheneys "terrorist propaganda" campaign still influencing people? - UGATiger26 on 7/30/14 at 10:38 am|
[quote]13 years after people still are convinced whenever IDF calls Hamas a "terrorist" group (political agenda)[/quote]
From the introduction of Hamas' charter.
[quote]Israel will be established and will stay established
until Islam nullifies it as it nullified what was
| Political Talk|| re: time for another crusade - UGATiger26 on 7/30/14 at 7:44 am|
[quote]How are they going to wipe us off the face of the planet?
That's like...no, let me correct that.
That is worse than being afraid of North Korea.[/quote]
Wipe off the face of the planet? Nah...
Worse than being afraid of NK? I don't think so at all.
The infrastructure, financ...
| Political Talk|| re: Tech Diversity is new Civl Rights cause - UGATiger26 on 7/29/14 at 3:15 pm|
[quote]WTfrick does that even mean? Merit doesn't refer to what you do anymore? The absolute last thing merit should refer to is what you look like.
This is so stupid.[/quote]
What's funny is that this dialogue has been going on for a few years now, and apparently nothing has changed.
| Political Talk|| re: US troops told not to eat, drink in front of Muslims during Ramadan - UGATiger26 on 7/29/14 at 3:12 pm|
[quote]The United States Government and Companies are not the same thing. Being in an Islamic country and being in Maryland are not the same either. It's a terrible comparison. [/quote]
Well, the article doesn't do a very good job of clearly explaining what is going on here.
I only have this ...
| Political Talk|| re: US troops told not to eat, drink in front of Muslims during Ramadan - UGATiger26 on 7/29/14 at 3:01 pm|
I have no problem with this.
It's not like every Muslim our military works with is a terrorist-in-waiting and this is some progressive BS to not offend their sensibilities. It's just a respect thing.
I guarantee you there are companies who do business in Islamic nations who tell their empl...
| Political Talk|| re: Tech Diversity is new Civl Rights cause - UGATiger26 on 7/29/14 at 2:37 pm|
[quote]No more. Jackson has lobbied nearly two dozen tech companies to disclose hiring data, and about a dozen have done so. [b]The result is sobering[/b]: Men make up 62% to 70% of the staffs of Twitter, Google, Facebook, Yahoo and LinkedIn, while whites and Asians comprise 88% to 91%, according to...
| Political Talk|| re: Tech Diversity is new Civl Rights cause - UGATiger26 on 7/29/14 at 2:30 pm|
They've been banging this drum for a couple of years now.
[quote]"The government has a role to play" in ensuring that women and minorities are fairly represented in the tech workforce[/quote]
| Political Talk|| re: The fedgov working with churches! SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE! - UGATiger26 on 7/29/14 at 2:10 pm|
[quote]Again I ask the question....where in the budget is this money coming from? I forgot Congress hasn't passed a budget in what... 4 years?[/quote]
Dante :sigh: I don't think anyone cares anymore.
Our government has gotten too big to even begin to try and unravel all the strings in order t...
| Political Talk|| re: The fedgov working with churches! SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE! - UGATiger26 on 7/29/14 at 1:58 pm|
I'll just say that it's very interesting how religion needs to be kept out of sight except when it serves a purpose which is helpful to your goals.
up is down, black is white, right is wrong.
| O-T Lounge|| re: Saw these "Moms Demand Action" ads...what are they trying to say? - UGATiger26 on 7/29/14 at 1:50 pm|
[quote]Ads make no sense. Am I missing something?[/quote]
You are not.
It's just a blatant appeal to emotion.
The most powerful, yet most dangerous, mechanism through which to enact law and policy.
It seems to be becoming the norm these days.
I think it's because using logic and r...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Saw these "Moms Demand Action" ads...what are they trying to say? - UGATiger26 on 7/29/14 at 1:43 pm|
[quote]I thought assault rifles were banned from schools.[/quote]
8-year-olds running around with AR-15's is also "banned" in a societal sense.
I really don't get what they are trying to say. I would assume that anyone who got a least a C- in Logic 101 is having the same problem. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Saw these "Moms Demand Action" ads...what are they trying to say? - UGATiger26 on 7/29/14 at 1:34 pm|
Those don't look like rubber ducks to me.
Did these people break the law in order to create these ads?
Would be ironic. ...
| Political Talk|| re: Gov't funding of Planned Parenthood; Conscientious Objector - UGATiger26 on 7/29/14 at 11:46 am|
I just read Thoreau's Civil Disobedience yesterday.
Fancy that. ...
| Political Talk|| re: If Obama gives executive amnesty to 5 million illegals, do you want impeachment? - UGATiger26 on 7/29/14 at 9:43 am|
I just don't even understand how that could possibly fall within the President's authority.
Is there any precedent for this? Or is Obama just making it up as he goes?...
| Political Talk|| re: Today's issue of personal responsibility: student loans - UGATiger26 on 7/29/14 at 9:40 am|
[quote]Mason had co-signed on the $100,000 in private student loans that his daughter took out for nursing school, and the lenders wanted their money.[/quote]
That sucks. But here's big mistake #1.
100k for nursing school? I mean, dang, even with a typical nurse's salary, she would be paying ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: LSU vs. Alabama 1993 - UGATiger26 on 7/25/14 at 2:35 pm|
[quote]Just watched the highlights of this game on youtube.[/quote]
I had never even really heard of this one. Then again, I didn't start following LSU seriously until '97.
Damn, if the Heisman was a weekly award, Ivory Hillard would have won it that week.
Was he like an option-QB turned ...
| Political Talk|| re: US funded ISIS orders genital mutilation of all Iraqi Women ages 11-46 - UGATiger26 on 7/24/14 at 10:01 am|
[quote]Thanks Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld. Mission Accomplished[/quote]
Meh. The Middle East is inherently f'd up.
I'm curious as to how many times the phrase "it's 6 one way, half-dozen the other" has been used in strategic talks concerning Iraq and the ME. ...
| Political Talk|| re: This is why I'm against Common Core. - UGATiger26 on 7/24/14 at 8:59 am|
[quote]And schools and teachers are scored off of these testing results. So I have taught my class one particular way and reached my goal. Here comes that STATE MANDATED TEST at the end that is given which shows the problems an entire different way I have been teaching....[/quote]
OK, I understan...
| Political Talk|| re: This is why I'm against Common Core. - UGATiger26 on 7/24/14 at 8:44 am|
I'm still confused as to how this...
[quote]The pros are that we will be able to see how Indiana is doing versus Louisiana on a more apples to apples basis. [/quote]
...does not contradict this:
[quote]With each state setting up their own standards and testing,[/quote]
ETA: reading compr...
| Political Talk|| re: This is why I'm against Common Core. - UGATiger26 on 7/24/14 at 8:42 am|
[quote]So what are the pros and cons of common core?
What is each side arguing?
I'm right there with you. I really don't get it.
So, in essence, it's simply a set of educational "goals."
Did we not already have those? If so, why the backlash?
If not, why the backlash?
| O-T Lounge|| re: Well the feminists are mad about that wife-not-having-sex-with-me spreadsheet - UGATiger26 on 7/23/14 at 10:31 pm|
[quote]You would do that because you owe her and not because you are a man?[/quote]
As a man and her husband, I owe her my protection.
But remember, we don't owe them anything.
They don't owe us anything.
I'm just pointing out the absurdity of the claim. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Well the feminists are mad about that wife-not-having-sex-with-me spreadsheet - UGATiger26 on 7/23/14 at 8:01 pm|
I love it when groups like feminists come up with these tag lines, trying to sound really firm and resolute.
"[i]Women[/i] don't owe men [i]anything[/i]."
Ah, ok, so women don't owe men anything.
So by the same logic, men don't owe women anything.
Cool...so the next time me and...
| Political Talk|| re: When/How do we start punishing parents for disasterous parenting? - UGATiger26 on 7/23/14 at 7:52 pm|
[quote]Something needs to be done yes, but what can we do that's not anti freedom and liberty and also Un-American as frick? [/quote]
My sentiments as well. The only thing I can think of would be some sort of incentive program, but that would involve opening up a whole 'nother bureaucratic can of...
| Political Talk|| re: When/How do we start punishing parents for disasterous parenting? - UGATiger26 on 7/23/14 at 6:54 pm|
[quote]It used to be that man killed and then cooked his own food. Then he digressed to buying meat, but still cooking. Now, many simply skip cooking as well. Maybe the next step is being bottle fed?[/quote]
| Political Talk|| re: When is the "gender identity" bs going to stop? - UGATiger26 on 7/23/14 at 6:21 pm|
[quote]Did you ever get with they? [/quote]
I believe it would actually be "did you ever get with [i]them[/i]?"...
| Political Talk|| re: Thomas the train is racist - UGATiger26 on 7/23/14 at 2:43 pm|
[quote]Of COURSE not, for nitwits that can make any and everything about race, even where none exists. [/quote]
When some oysters make black pearls while most prefer to make white pearls, it's not hard to make the leap into the race territory.
Oysters are racist!...
| Political Talk|| re: Michael Moore owns 9 homes - UGATiger26 on 7/23/14 at 2:33 pm|
[quote]If Michael Moore was a normal person, I wouldn't care. But he spends his life decrying free markets and capitalism, and he pretends he is some everyday blue collar worker with his stupid MSU Spartans ballcap. [/quote]