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re: Governor vs. Non-governor - BigJim
So as the Carter example shows, it is not a guarantee. That said, I consider it a plus. Executive experience is not to be taken lightly. ...
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re: Mitch holding closed-door meeting to discuss Confederate monuments - BigJim
[quote]Considering this is a meeting to discuss a public official's plan to deal with the handling of public property, it seems that this would be a violation of the public meetings and/or "sunshine" law?[/quote] Not really. This isn't a meeting of a "public body" (like a city council or an esta...
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re: How many complain about govt leeches but have family who leech? - BigJim
I don't know that I have ever called anyone a leech. I do think that social security and medicare are on an unsustainable path that will, if unchecked, destroy this country fiscally. But I guess since I have lots of relatives on these programs I cannot say that without being a hypocrite. Oh w...
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re: Obozo has a new flag he wants banned - The Gadsden Flag - BigJim
Sorry. This seems like BS....
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re: Jindal the Opportunist - BigJim
[quote]charlieg14 LSU Fan Member since Mar 2006[/quote] So since you have been a member since 2006...how many posts did you make about Blanco not showing up to each and every murder? Or are you just a stupid partisan hack?...
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re: New York Times alters Hillary email story at Hillary's request - BigJim
[quote]do we know if their complaints were legit? or are you just assuming they were not.[/quote] You have 1/2 a point. You can get credit for the other half if you can find examples of the NYT changing headlines (after the fact) for a republican candidate....
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re: Will Trump Burnout? - BigJim
yes...
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re: Here's my real question regarding these shootings - BigJim
[quote]Mass shootings are up sharply over the past 4 or so years. But it would be instructive to see versus 20 years ago.[/quote] https://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2014/september/fbi-releases-study-on-active-shooter-incidents/pdfs/a-study-of-active-shooter-incidents-in-the-u.s.-between-2000-and-20...
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re: Here's my real question regarding these shootings - BigJim
[quote]It's clear that these types of "go out with a bang" type shootings(I'm not talking about terror related ones) are becoming more common and my question is, why? [/quote] What in the world makes you think that?...
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re: Obama Admits US Gun Laws Are His 'biggest frustration' - BigJim
[quote]You should have to pass a mental health test to even own a gun among other hurdles. [/quote] Sure! Right after we require literacy tests for voting! And how about IQ tests before you can exercise your right to free speech, to make sure people don't start dumb threads like this one!...
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re: The whole story about the Oregon wedding cake debacle is finally coming out - BigJim
[quote]They don't care about heartache and pain because lesbos and therefore liberals (or the other way around). How does a post with what happened get downvotes? By people being so Christian and loving I guess.[/quote] Because $135k, that's why. If the lesbian couple just complained about the...
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re: JBE has a 26 rating from LABI---terrible - BigJim
[quote]what are the ratings for the other 3 candidates?[/quote] They only rate legislators (since it is based off of votes in the past session). A little warning. This past session was wacky. Donahue, a strong fiscal conservative (and past chairman of LABI) got a failing score and Sam Jones ...
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re: Question about the future of education at LSU - BigJim
There has been a lot of hype and hysteria about what Jindal supposedly did to higher education in LA. The truth is colleges had their budgets cut but were allowed to raise tuition to make up for most of it. That's higher ed in LA in general. LSU is actually doing well (as opposed to some sch...
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re: Trump threatens third-party run - BigJim
I think they are being foolish too. Let the process play out. Trump with either catch on fire or burn himself out. It makes it seem illegitimate if the RNC is rigging the system. And I say that as someone who thinks Trump is a farce....
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re: Gov. race: Edwards leads as Vitter skids - BigJim
[quote]There's no good candidate in this race. At some point, you just have to hold your nose and pick the least offensive one or just not vote at all.[/quote] That is every candidate, every race. You will never find a perfect candidate. [quote]The problem is, with this mindset, you can't v...
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re: Socialism - what a paradise it has made of Venezuela (updated JUL-2015) - BigJim
They just need to implement a higher minimum wage. Then they can afford to buy more groceries. Duh....
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re: So, what exactly is a political 'moderate'? - BigJim
[quote]I know it's pretty easy to talk shite about Alabama on here, but let's not pretend that the political climate of AL has any significant difference than MS, LA, SC, or GA[/quote] Doesn't make it any less fun! :geauxtigers:...
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re: So, what exactly is a political 'moderate'? - BigJim
[quote]Both are well represented by their own cadre of [b]uneducated acolytes[/b] (Occupy Wall Street and a host of other rudderless liberals for instance in the left's case, [b]Alabama in the right's[/b]).[/quote] :lol:...
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re: So, what exactly is a political 'moderate'? - BigJim
[quote]Basically someone who isn't (a) a studied doctrinaire ideologue ([b][u]Scalia[/u][/b], Cruz, Chomsky, Moynihan, etc)[/quote] Agree with most of what you said, but want to point out that there is a difference between a moderate in the political arena and in the judicial arena. There really...
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re: Seattle officials join push for Sharia-compliant mortgages, loans - BigJim
So they really are charging interest, just "hiding it" to that is complies with sharia law: [quote]Here's how a Sharia-compliant sale might work between a bank and a Muslim homebuyer: The bank agrees to buy and hold clear title to the house, then enters into a contract to sell the house at an agr...
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