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re: Hypocrisy in Hollywood - BigJim
Umm, I read the article (well skimmed it toward the end) and I don't really see how you are offended. An actress nominated for an Oscar gives an interview about her life during Oscar season. I think you are reaching here....


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re: Today in Cops Hassling Black Veterans - BigJim
[quote]I guess the good news for the veteran is this didn't happen in the 1940's in the South or he'd have been lynched.[/quote] Or if he was Jewish in Nazi Germany in the 1940 or another random scenario that isn't relevant. This was in Seattle in 2014. That said: 1. The police officer h...


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re: Earthquakes in Oklahoma go from a few a year pre-2008 to 567 last year - BigJim
[quote]a.) Do you think this increase in seismic activity is related to oil companies pumping waste from drilling operations back underground? [/quote] Honestly have no clue. Seems suspicious. Why would pumping something underground cause problems more than extracting something in the first pla...


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re: Louisiana gas tax among the cheapest, organization reports - BigJim
[quote]Jindal has to cut higher education by $300-$400 million this year. [b]He has the choice between Education or Healthcare the way the laws are written. [/b]I know many hate the notion of any tax increases but our gas tax is one of the lowest in the nation. Eventually a governor is going to rais...


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re: Our American Revival - Gov. Scott Walker Out The Gate: First Ad - BigJim
[quote]The problem for Walker as compared to Obama would then be limited what we do know. (1) We know Obama attained a degree from a Highly Competitive School. (2) We know Walker attended an average school, and did not attain a degree. (3) We know BHO went on to get a Harvard JD. (4) We know...


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re: Bobby Jindal has done more to harm the "conservative" brand than anyone ever. - BigJim
[quote]LSU has taken a cut in state subsidies BUT has not suffered from lower revenues. They have more than made it up with self generated funds. Same for almost every single higher ed school in the state. Slippy probably does not understand that. All of these schools are reluctant to cut ad...


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re: Liberals I need help understanding single payer? - BigJim
[quote]Look, if Sweden can do it, why can't we?[/quote] Because it's freaking Sweden. They have fewer people than the state of Georgia, with a much wealthier, educated population. C'mon. And even Sweden had to cut its welfare programs since they were getting too expensive....


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re: Bobby Jindal has done more to harm the "conservative" brand than anyone ever. - BigJim
[quote]I think this blogger has summed up my sentiments pretty well (LINK). I care about LSU. I have two degrees from LSU and currently have a daughter enrolled there. Yes, the physical plant is in much better shape than 10, 20, 30 years ago. But how much money has been cut from LSU's budget in ...


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re: Obama Says Treating Drug Use As a Criminal Problem Is "Counterproductive" - BigJim
Generally agree. However two points: [quote]we've treated this exclusively as a criminal problem[/quote] is not even close to true. His steps are good, but plenty is done with drug use from a health perspective. He didn't invent the wheel. [quote]Advocating for the restoration of votin...


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re: Bobby Jindal has done more to harm the "conservative" brand than anyone ever. - BigJim
[quote]The main reason that he has not undertaken to overhaul the tax structure in Louisiana is that there is too much risk to his pledge. If one dollar in increased revenue results from any restructuring, it would violate his no-tax mantra[/quote] Four people have asked why you think the cuts to...


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re: Same-self marriage, should it be banned? - BigJim
Betcha it causes TurboTax to crash when she files...


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re: Bobby Jindal has done more to harm the "conservative" brand than anyone ever. - BigJim
[quote]What he has allowed to happen to LSU year after year is nauseating.[/quote] What, specifically, has happened to LSU to put you in such a nauseated state? What programs have been eliminated? What center has been closed? What is the net decrease in faculty? ...


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re: Scott Walker sets up a fundraising committee to support a presidential bid - BigJim
I am a big fan....


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re: What do you think of Gov Walker's "Pay Their Way" Proposal? - BigJim
Interesting... but the devil is always in the details. "projected tax growth" can be a slippery thing....


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re: More Texas exceptionalism - BigJim
Very interesting linked report. Apparently Texas, and Dallas in particular, have very active Conviction Integrity Units. Do we have anything like that in LA?...


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re: La. has a good ranking for a change! - BigJim
Yeah, this...doesn't seem right....


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re: Lafayette Mom opts kids out of PARCC testing - BigJim
[quote]Everything form self-esteem issues from testing to actual physical ailments due to stress being placed on students. We start testing students in Kindergarten, and start standardized tests in 3rd grade. This is way too much pressure on a developing mind and body. Furthermore, there are sev...


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re: Koch Brothers’ Budget of $889 Million for 2016 Is on Par With Both Parties’ Spen - BigJim
[quote]They're using their money to influence how people think and the outcome of elections...they're not buying Bentley's and sipping Cristal.[/quote] Did they use that money to invent a mind control machine? Or are you too weak willed to resist arguments from the other side? Marketplace of ...


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re: How is Jindal going to close the budget gap this time? - BigJim
[quote]Does anyone have any real idea? Has he used the voodoo economic forecasts to pull an end-around on higher education reform in this state? He's spent a lot of political capital on education, but only did it at the primary level. Secondary Education he did dip his toe in the water on, but g...


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re: Repealing Obamacare is "Insanely" Immoral - BigJim
[quote]When Republicans say "repeal and replace" what do they want to replace it with? I've yet to hear good answer[/quote] Honest question: Is that because you haven't heard anything reported in the media or because you went looking for it and couldn't find anything? ...


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