| Political Talk|| re: Hypocrisy in Hollywood - BigJim on 1/29/15 at 2:22 pm|
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....
| Political Talk|| re: Today in Cops Hassling Black Veterans - BigJim on 1/29/15 at 10:07 am|
[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.
1. The police officer h...
| Political Talk|| re: Earthquakes in Oklahoma go from a few a year pre-2008 to 567 last year - BigJim on 1/29/15 at 9:47 am|
[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...
| Political Talk|| re: Louisiana gas tax among the cheapest, organization reports - BigJim on 1/29/15 at 8:48 am|
[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...
| Political Talk|| re: Our American Revival - Gov. Scott Walker Out The Gate: First Ad - BigJim on 1/29/15 at 8:45 am|
[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...
| Political Talk|| re: Bobby Jindal has done more to harm the "conservative" brand than anyone ever. - BigJim on 1/28/15 at 1:06 pm|
[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...
| Political Talk|| re: Liberals I need help understanding single payer? - BigJim on 1/28/15 at 1:02 pm|
[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.
And even Sweden had to cut its welfare programs since they were getting too expensive....
| Political Talk|| re: Bobby Jindal has done more to harm the "conservative" brand than anyone ever. - BigJim on 1/28/15 at 11:55 am|
[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 ...
| Political Talk|| re: Obama Says Treating Drug Use As a Criminal Problem Is "Counterproductive" - BigJim on 1/28/15 at 10:37 am|
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...
| Political Talk|| re: Bobby Jindal has done more to harm the "conservative" brand than anyone ever. - BigJim on 1/28/15 at 9:39 am|
[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...
| Political Talk|| re: Same-self marriage, should it be banned? - BigJim on 1/28/15 at 9:06 am|
Betcha it causes TurboTax to crash when she files...
| Political Talk|| re: Bobby Jindal has done more to harm the "conservative" brand than anyone ever. - BigJim on 1/28/15 at 9:04 am|
[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?
| Political Talk|| re: Scott Walker sets up a fundraising committee to support a presidential bid - BigJim on 1/27/15 at 5:17 pm|
I am a big fan....
| Political Talk|| re: What do you think of Gov Walker's "Pay Their Way" Proposal? - BigJim on 1/27/15 at 5:16 pm|
Interesting... but the devil is always in the details.
"projected tax growth" can be a slippery thing....
| Political Talk|| re: More Texas exceptionalism - BigJim on 1/27/15 at 4:24 pm|
Very interesting linked report. Apparently Texas, and Dallas in particular, have very active Conviction Integrity Units.
Do we have anything like that in LA?...
| Political Talk|| re: La. has a good ranking for a change! - BigJim on 1/27/15 at 1:53 pm|
Yeah, this...doesn't seem right....
| Political Talk|| re: Lafayette Mom opts kids out of PARCC testing - BigJim on 1/27/15 at 11:11 am|
[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...
| Political Talk|| re: Koch Brothers’ Budget of $889 Million for 2016 Is on Par With Both Parties’ Spen - BigJim on 1/27/15 at 10:47 am|
[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 ...
| Political Talk|| re: How is Jindal going to close the budget gap this time? - BigJim on 1/27/15 at 10:43 am|
[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...
| Political Talk|| re: Repealing Obamacare is "Insanely" Immoral - BigJim on 1/27/15 at 9:03 am|
[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?