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re: Buying a house in proposed St. George - BigJim
[quote]As will the quality of schools, government services, and property value. Welcome to St. George, neighbor[/quote] As discussed, schools may eventually change, or they may not. Government services? What government services will improve?...


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re: St. George, What services or additional costs will we have to pay? - BigJim
[quote]It's hard to reconcile how SG leaving is going to cause the City of BR and EBR schools hardship due to a lack of funds, and that if SG incorporates they are going to need to raise taxes because they too won't have enough funds. [/quote] Agree. Pre-annexations, I think it was more likely...


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re: St. George, What services or additional costs will we have to pay? - BigJim
Lsu81, literally laughed out loud. That meme is the right combo of funny and terrifying! OP: There has been extensive speculation on this board about the effect of St. George being created. In short it will either create paradise on earth or will bring about the zombie apocalypse. In short, p...


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re: Unconstitutional - BigJim
[quote]Would you get upset if Alabama put a star of david on their helmets? Or how about the crescent moon got placed on the LSU helmet? Would anyone have any problems? Or is it just because it is the christian symbol? [/quote] Probably a lot of people would. But if it was a fellow Muslim st...


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re: Kansas tax cuts might cause republicans to lose the senate - BigJim
[quote]The state had a surplus a couple years back which was a remarkable change from the previous governor who is currently killing the US though the office of HHS. A state court has also ruled that the state has to spend an additional $150M in education which negated a large cut (and added $50M) G...


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re: Unconstitutional - BigJim
[quote]Since when are individuals allowed to put whatever they want on a uniform? What's next? Iron Maiden stickers?[/quote] This is really the crux of the issue. And it not any as clear as FunBunch is pretending it is. Clearly students can wear a cross. Clearly a public institution cannot h...


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re: EBR Metro Council fires EBR Parish Attorney by 8-3 vote - BigJim
[quote]I haven't seen anyone trying to do that which leads me to believe it was a personal thing between Roper and a faction on the council.[/quote] Oh clearly it is and this was just a means to an end for Loupe. But maybe some good can come out of it....


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re: EBR Metro Council fires EBR Parish Attorney by 8-3 vote - BigJim
[quote]But if another lawyer within their firm handles litigation that the assistant parish attorney recuses himself from, what then? I've been involved with the parish for several years now over some land DPW expropriated from me. The assistant parish attorney referred me to a lawyer to represe...


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re: EBR Metro Council fires EBR Parish Attorney by 8-3 vote - BigJim
[quote]I hope whoever becomes the new parish attorney, the C-P council passes a policy that the attorneys who work in that office cannot have a private practice, too. If they don't want to work for the parish attorneys office under that condition, fine, go let them be in private practice only.[/quot...


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re: EBR Metro Council fires EBR Parish Attorney by 8-3 vote - BigJim
[quote]I thought I saw something that stated she and others in her dept. didn't work 40 hour weeks. Am I wrong?[/quote] I think that is the accusation and the proof was parking garage times that should them coming in at 10:00 am or leaving at 3:00 pm. Roper's response is that as attorneys, she a...


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re: EBR Metro Council fires EBR Parish Attorney by 8-3 vote - BigJim
[quote]My attorney friend, who in full disclosure is the odds on favorite to secure Roper's job, says there was impropriety involved with her husband having access to these codes. His assessment is pretty much the limit of my knowledge of Roper's travails.[/quote] If he is a good friend, you shou...


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re: EBR Metro Council fires EBR Parish Attorney by 8-3 vote - BigJim
[quote]Loup needs to go.[/quote] Agree, but he doesn't represent me. If his voters want to send him back that is their business. But I can ask MY council rep to remove him from the pro temp spot....


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re: EBR Metro Council fires EBR Parish Attorney by 8-3 vote - BigJim
[quote]Right, and she was providing him with info that would help his firm secure contracts. At least that's what a Baton Rouge attorney friend passed along to me. [/quote] That would be wrong. He is a city-parish employee in another department. Since he is an IT expert she shared some info abo...


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re: Most embarrassing political moments - BigJim
[quote]i facepalmed IRL when Howard Dean shrieked. I really really really didn't want Kerry[/quote] Meh, I think that is overblown. So he showed some emotion, big deal. The reaction to that "ye-hah!" (constant mockery by everyone but comedians in general) is why we end up with the plastic phoni...


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re: Congress is inserting itself in to the Ray Rice situation - BigJim
Congress: Making a bad situation worse since 1788...


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re: Michael Moore slams Obama - BigJim
[quote][quote]I'm not necessarily an Obamacare supporter. But I do think it was an accomplishment to get it passed[/quote] 1. A completely partisan vote. 2. His party manipulated the shite out of a gutted bill to circumvent the rules. How was this such a huge accomplishment?[/quote] I t...


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re: Civics Question: Does The US Need An Executive Branch? - BigJim
Well you still have an executive branch, it would just be different. It sounds like you are talking about a parliamentary system. There are pros and cons. I think it would be difficult in bicameral system like the US has. What if the House and Senate cannot agree on who to pick?...


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re: Government will soon have instant access to everyone's medical records - BigJim
meh, I am counting on the government's incompetence to save me. They will either lose the files IRS style or just never get to them and make stuff up VA style....


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re: Michael Moore slams Obama - BigJim
[quote]damn. No love for Obama Care?[/quote] This. Love it or hate it, it's a pretty big accomplishment. Add in killing OBL. And...that's about it....


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re: Atheist airman must swear 'so help me God' or get out in November - BigJim
This rule is asinine and should go back to how it was where they could opt out. But if you are going to be in the military, you'd better be prepared for a lot of asinine rules....


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