| Political Talk|| re: GOP candidates schooled on how to talk to women - BigJim on 12/5/13 at 12:52 pm|
[quote]I don't know whether to or about this. [/quote]
That's how I feel everytime I see a liberal talk about the economy....
| Political Talk|| re: Obama Met ONCE with Sebilius Since Signing ACA into Law - BigJim on 12/5/13 at 12:49 pm|
Well in his defense, it is hard to find her under that bus.
| Political Talk|| re: Richer White People n Greater BR Seek To Secede From Poorer Black Neighboorhoods - BigJim on 12/4/13 at 1:20 pm|
[quote]1. The St. George area has far fewer elected representatives per capita on the school board, parish council, and city council than the rest of the city. Much of this is due to federal laws and local politics that depend on minority votes. [/quote]
I don't think that's true. For one, the ...
| Political Talk|| re: Who would you like to see replace Vitter if he's elected Govenor? - BigJim on 12/4/13 at 9:06 am|
Well you know what you are going to get: he is going to raise revenue and spend it.
That said, I think he is an effective leader....
| Political Talk|| re: Detroit eligible for bankruptcy protection - BigJim on 12/4/13 at 8:48 am|
[quote]Your narrative sounds good but it flies in the face of conventional right wing ideology concerning labor and capital. If you talk to people on the right long enough you will come to understand without fail that less than 10% of the workforce in the United States is constantly able to outwit a...
| Political Talk|| re: Vitter's running for Governor - BigJim on 12/3/13 at 5:32 pm|
[quote]It's so disappointing to see Jindal squander the opportunity to turn Louisiana's economy into a new CNG and LNG model for the country. With the states natural gas riches we should have been converting his entire tenure as governor. The economic growth and new jobs that could have been created...
| Political Talk|| re: Vitter's running for Governor - BigJim on 12/3/13 at 4:33 pm|
[quote]If I told you my main beef with Jindal, I'd give away who I am and what I do for a living. I don't want to do that. I'm just going to have to look like I'm ducking your question on this one but trust me, Jindal is just like every other governor of this state has been. He's incapable of seeing...
| Political Talk|| re: Who would you like to see replace Vitter if he's elected Govenor? - BigJim on 12/3/13 at 3:13 pm|
[quote]But if the alternative is no office a politician has needs you know. They need to be in some office.[/quote]
Nah, I think he will either run his non-profit and be a talking head or maybe a cabinet position....
| Political Talk|| re: Who would you like to see replace Vitter if he's elected Govenor? - BigJim on 12/3/13 at 3:11 pm|
Who down-voted Randy Roach? Seems like a good, thoughtful guy to me....
| Political Talk|| re: Vitter's running for Governor - BigJim on 12/3/13 at 3:09 pm|
[quote]I'd vote for him. The whores don't bother me, it's how he performs his job. I haven't really been upset with the job he's done.
Point is, he can't be worse than Jindal but would be better than any Democrat[/quote]
[quote]The whores don't bother me, it's how he performs hi...
| Political Talk|| re: Venezuela's socialist utopia moves forward - BigJim on 12/3/13 at 2:14 pm|
[quote]All liberals wish the US were run like Venezuela. Clearly[/quote]
If I have to be lumped in with fundamentalists and called racist; you have to have to take your lumps too.
Difference is I can say I don't have the same beliefs, you have to say, "well, I basically agree, but ...
| Political Talk|| re: We refused to let Detroit go bankrupt - Obama - BigJim on 12/3/13 at 2:07 pm|
[quote]If I was an outside creditor to Detroit, I would take .10/$1. No way they will upset the majority that are pensioners by making them take a heavy cut.[/quote]
Which is cool if you owned your own company.
If you are a bond manager or a publically traded company you would be sued for fidu...
| Political Talk|| re: Detroit eligible for bankruptcy protection - BigJim on 12/3/13 at 12:36 pm|
[quote]Is this good or is this bad?
Can municipalities just run up debt like drunken sailors then file for protection? What about municipal bond holders? where do they fall in line? Will the courts liquidate all of Detroits assets if a re-org does not work? Seems a little risky[/quote]
| Political Talk|| re: From the "tell me something I didn't already know" department - BigJim on 12/3/13 at 10:02 am|
To the larger point about ignoring reality:
Why do liberals insist on failed economic policies? How do you explain away Greece and Detroit? (and Venezuela and Russia and pretty much most of Europe, etc, etc).
Higher taxes and more regulations = a failed economy.
If liberals concede this co...
| Political Talk|| re: From the "tell me something I didn't already know" department - BigJim on 12/3/13 at 9:23 am|
Grrr. Typed out a long message explaining how the interpretation of this article by liberals was flawed. From the article:
[quote]Specifically, the tendency to perceive morally distasteful acts as also being practically disadvantageous was significantly more pronounced for individuals who were ...
| Political Talk|| re: uh, Vouchers in La. schools aint the answer - BigJim on 12/2/13 at 4:27 pm|
[link=(http://jeffsadow.blogspot.com/2013/12/move-beyond-sps-data-to-understand.html)]Really not enough data to say yet[/link]
Good analysis by Sadow on this issue....
| Political Talk|| re: All you white males need to kill yourself - BigJim on 11/25/13 at 2:04 pm|
Must be farce.
Even if real, I assume the guy is trolling....
| Political Talk|| re: Which country would be more prosperous in 100 years if divided by politics? - BigJim on 11/25/13 at 12:38 pm|
[quote]Why don't you ask the board if it would rather breathe air or water[/quote]
Pretty sure I would rather breathe air.
But seriously, I love the OP's question. I actually approach every policy decision the same way: If we adopt policy A how will we as a country be in 30 years (or some ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: If we end the season top 10-Successful Season? - BigJim on 11/24/13 at 11:08 am|
We need to beat arkansas. We do that, i will call it a successful rebuilding year....
| Political Talk|| re: NY Times op-ed today vs NY Times op-ed in 2005 (re: Nuclear Option) - BigJim on 11/22/13 at 2:09 pm|
[quote]You do realize when the NY Times was against it in 2005, Republicans were for it? And now the NY Times you claim is changing it's position but the Republicans are also changing their position.
So why is it bad when the NY Times or the Democrats change their position but not the Republican...
| Political Talk|| re: NY Times op-ed today vs NY Times op-ed in 2005 (re: Nuclear Option) - BigJim on 11/22/13 at 9:23 am|
Media bias? Nah......
| Political Talk|| re: What should GOP do about nuclear option? - BigJim on 11/22/13 at 8:46 am|
[quote]You guys do understand that the nuclear option and the majority vote only is good for judicial appointments, right[/quote]
I think it is all non-supreme court nominees.
So executive branch appointments are included (which I am 100% fine with)....
| Political Talk|| re: MSNBC: Reid to use "Nuclear Option" to change Senate Rules - BigJim on 11/21/13 at 8:40 am|
I hope they do this. Would be nice to see them take the hit for it, and honestly I think the filibuster is used too much for appointments....
| Political Talk|| re: State Politicians who Do Not support Jindal?? - BigJim on 11/18/13 at 12:53 pm|
[quote]To be honest, not sure how much a trust Elbert from a fiscal standpoint. He did join GOP and Dem Senate leadership in '09 in voting for that $116 Million income tax increase (some would say the procedure was unconstitutional) which thankfully was killed by House GOP leadership.
| Political Talk|| re: State Politicians who Do Not support Jindal?? - BigJim on 11/18/13 at 10:20 am|
[quote]Obviously, state democrats do not support Jindal, but which Republicans are not on the Jindal bandwagon?[/quote]
Because depending on the circumstances and the issue, I would not automatically assume democrats do not support him.
If I can rephrase your question sligh...
| Political Talk|| re: Vance McAllister goes to Washington - BigJim on 11/18/13 at 8:40 am|
[quote]The common definition of RINO seems to be "anyone I don't agree with 100%," and thus the term has no real meaning[/quote]
[quote]This. RINO is starting to get bantered about too much like "racist."[/quote]
In general I agree. However, Rep. Alexander was well know for bringing home the ...
| Political Talk|| re: Vance McAllister goes to Washington - BigJim on 11/17/13 at 10:09 pm|
Alexander is the definition of a RINO. So even if McAllister is one (and his support by democrats seem to suggest it), at worst it's a wash. And maybe he is at least slightly more conservative on fiscal issues....
| Political Talk|| Suggested Meme: "Mary Landrieu's Healthcare Time Machine" - BigJim on 11/15/13 at 8:29 am|
[link=(http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115595/mary-landrieu-obamacare-bill-complicated-and-threatening)]Mary Landrieu's Healthcare Time Machine[/link]
I think that title kinda encapsulates what she wants to do and why is it not only a bad idea, but basically an impossible one.
My gift to Ca...
| Political Talk|| re: House Democratic leaders won’t apologize for Obamacare promise - BigJim on 11/15/13 at 8:23 am|
[quote]Because I hate being happy I forced myself to listen to NPR on the commute home last night. They are completely on board with this lunacy and are bringing lunatic after lunatic on the show to confirm it.[/quote] :lol:
This made me smile...
| Political Talk|| re: Why can't Washington have term limits? - BigJim on 11/14/13 at 2:05 pm|
Requires them to vote themselves out of office. Need state convention to get it done.
I actually am OK with unlimited term senators. They are supposed to be the more conservative body (as in insulated from the changing whims of the populace).
I think the house should go to 4 year terms with ...