| Political Talk|| re: Confederate flag: The "next" n-word? - PaddlingTiger on 11/14/13 at 5:09 pm|
I have no idea why anyone would claim the flag of a bunch of traitors....
| Political Talk|| re: Jon McNaughton - Political Artist - PaddlingTiger on 11/11/13 at 3:09 pm|
:rotflmao: That "art" would go great with a set of commemorative plates!...
| Political Talk|| re: So, what is the Poli board's opinion of Jane Fonda? - PaddlingTiger on 11/8/13 at 4:10 pm|
[quote] She still looks pretty good in Newsroom.[/quote]
I met her at an awards show a few years ago. It is shocking how good she still looks in person. All that exercise must be good for a body....
| Political Talk|| re: So, what do the Politards think about Incognito? - PaddlingTiger on 11/5/13 at 1:29 pm|
[quote]2 daughters has taught me this[/quote]
Amen brother. As bad as Incognito may be, there is no way he is meaner than some of the teenage girls my daughter encountered. They are the meanest human beings on Earth....
| Political Talk|| re: So, what do the Politards think about Incognito? - PaddlingTiger on 11/5/13 at 12:45 pm|
I think he must be a complete and utter moron for leaving the messages he left on a recording. ...
| Political Talk|| re: LAX Shooting: TSA Mannequin - PaddlingTiger on 11/4/13 at 3:50 pm|
ROFLMAO, so they pulled off a massive propaganda campaign where they faked an attack at a major US airport, but they were incompetent enough to let someone shoot footage that undoes the whole conspiracy....yeah that's the ticket!...
| Political Talk|| re: Shooting at LAX - PaddlingTiger on 11/1/13 at 2:25 pm|
[quote]Report on another site that the shooter is an off-duty TSA agent.[/quote]
Assuming that is true, TSA = the new Postal Service??? Makes me wonder whether a certain small percentage of folks are destined to "go postal" after holding a mundane repetitive job like that for too long....
| Political Talk|| re: Social Attitude Test (post results within, for fun) - PaddlingTiger on 10/17/13 at 4:54 pm|
These scores indicate that you are a tender-minded progressive; this is the political profile one might associate with an animal rights activist. It appears that you are moderate towards religion, and have a bala...
| Political Talk|| re: Bloomberg wants Bansky arrested - PaddlingTiger on 10/17/13 at 2:02 pm|
If you are talking about "Exit Through the Gift Shop," Mr. Brainwash is not Banksy. Banksy produced the documentary and some people think Mr. Brainwash is an alter-ego he created as a way to mock the art establishment. But Thierry Guetta (Mr. Brainwash) is a real person and there seems to be evide...
| Political Talk|| re: Bloomberg wants Bansky arrested - PaddlingTiger on 10/17/13 at 12:49 pm|
| Political Talk|| re: Romney lost because his base stayed home, independents voted for him in droves. - PaddlingTiger on 10/17/13 at 8:31 am|
I think that is reading the exit polls wrong. There are more conservative/right leaning voters who self identify as independent. Looking only at the independent breakdown is not enough information to draw the conclusion you make. You also have to look at the breakdown of voting in the self-identi...
| Political Talk|| re: Boehner to allow House vote on emerging Senate debt-ceiling deal - PaddlingTiger on 10/16/13 at 1:34 pm|
All your post tells me is that you have no clue what the terms "marxist," "socialist", and "fascist" mean, but they are big scary words and Obama is a scary guy to you so you throw some words you don't really understand around to help express your fear. ...
| Political Talk|| re: Boehner to allow House vote on emerging Senate debt-ceiling deal - PaddlingTiger on 10/16/13 at 10:21 am|
If the Tea Party's goal is to alienate more moderate Republicans and purge them from the party in the next election, the Republicans are choosing to be a permanent minority party in national politics. The Tea Party is a very vocal minority of the electorate, but it is just that a minority of the el...
| Political Talk|| re: Boehner to allow House vote on emerging Senate debt-ceiling deal - PaddlingTiger on 10/16/13 at 9:55 am|
[quote]It is going to be hilarious watching the reactions on the poliboard when Boehner finally caves and the Tea Party gets nothing from this fiasco. That is what is going to happen. Anyone who is outside the right-wing news bubble recognizes that the situation is the product of a minority faction...
| Political Talk|| re: Palin: ‘Defaulting on our National debt is an impeachable offense’ - PaddlingTiger on 10/15/13 at 1:17 pm|
yeah that's the ticket...try impeachment next...this whole government shutdown/default business is going so well for the Republicans now...might as well dig a bit farther into the Gingrich playbook....
| Political Talk|| re: Frontline, now. "League of Denial". The END of football. - PaddlingTiger on 10/10/13 at 8:48 am|
[quote]Why are you doing that to a kid? Forcing them to conform to what you want them to do,[/quote]
So if kids want to smoke cigarettes, should we let them do it? Why do we force them to conform to our desire that they not do long-term damage to their lungs?...
| Political Talk|| re: Which one of the paid Shills will start this thread tomorrow? - PaddlingTiger on 10/9/13 at 5:18 pm|
WTF, I post pro-Obama comments all the time and no one is paying me. Where do I sign up?...
| Political Talk|| re: Frontline, now. "League of Denial". The END of football. - PaddlingTiger on 10/9/13 at 4:09 pm|
[quote]exactly the numbers are just of those who they tested not everyone who has ever strapped on the pads. It is selection and confirmation bias. [/quote]
1 in about every 50 NFL players develops early onset dementia whereas 1 in 1,000 members of the general population do. There is plenty more...
| Political Talk|| re: Help me understand why a default would crush the US - PaddlingTiger on 10/9/13 at 3:42 pm|
[quote]How does your scenario impact currency valuations?[/quote]
I suspect that the US dollar will decline and inflation will spike fairly dramatically if this persists for more than a very very short time, but the reaction in the public equity market will be swifter and harsher. If we keep on ...
| Political Talk|| re: Frontline, now. "League of Denial". The END of football. - PaddlingTiger on 10/9/13 at 2:51 pm|
[quote]Wow... if all of y'all saying that they wouldn't let their kids play football actually have kids, this country is in trouble. [/quote]
This was me last year. I loved playing football. I have said many times that if there was one thing I could do again from my youth it would be to put the...
| Political Talk|| re: Help me understand why a default would crush the US - PaddlingTiger on 10/9/13 at 2:29 pm|
I will try to explain this. Stating the obvious first, America spends more than it takes in from taxes. Raising the debt ceiling allows the country to have the money to meet its then current obligations. It enables the country to pay ALL of the debts it has already incurred.
Yes there will b...
| Political Talk|| re: Frontline, now. "League of Denial". The END of football. - PaddlingTiger on 10/9/13 at 2:05 pm|
No they don't...and had you watched the documentary you'd see that subconcussive, repetitive head blows appear to be just as bad as multiple concussions. [/quote]
The Cleveland Clinic study is the thing that pushed me over the edge on this issue. Unlike other sports, if the results show...
| Political Talk|| re: Frontline, now. "League of Denial". The END of football. - PaddlingTiger on 10/9/13 at 12:24 pm|
I read "Head Games" by Chris Nowinski over the summer and it changed my view of the game. I have a hard time watching it now that I know what is happening to the players brains. ...
| Political Talk|| re: Anyone To The Point Where You Just Want To Watch It Burn? - PaddlingTiger on 10/8/13 at 3:16 pm|
My brother-in-law works for the Forestry Services. He is just a guy who likes to be in the woods. He got a degree in forestry management and has worked for the federal government clearing dead brush from the forests and fighting fires since.
Some people may think this is not the job of the fed...
| Political Talk|| re: Anyone To The Point Where You Just Want To Watch It Burn? - PaddlingTiger on 10/8/13 at 2:59 pm|
I don't particularly relish the thought of ordinary people suffering because our politicians can not do their job. ...
| Political Talk|| re: Poli board poll...when were you an independent adult? - PaddlingTiger on 10/7/13 at 4:11 pm|
Me too. I started working in the kitchen at Fat Harry's on St. Charles Avenue when I was 17. When I turned 18 I moved up to bartender and made enough cash to pay for college and law school. ...
| Political Talk|| re: The House has no support for a clean CR - PaddlingTiger on 10/4/13 at 3:16 pm|
I thought the Senate had voted on all of the House proposals and they voted them down. I am not trying to be snarky, but just want to make sure I have my facts straight. Can you point me to the outstanding proposal from the House that you referenced in your post? ...
| Political Talk|| re: The House has no support for a clean CR - PaddlingTiger on 10/4/13 at 2:47 pm|
[quote]His answer was it is politics and it would look bad on Boehner if he brought something up for a vote and it failed. [/quote]
I don't buy that. If everyone knows it is coming up for a vote because Democrats are saying they can get the votes and then it fails, the Democrats would look bad n...
| Political Talk|| re: The House has no support for a clean CR - PaddlingTiger on 10/4/13 at 2:35 pm|
Then put it up for a vote. What is Boehner scared of if the votes are not there?
| Political Talk|| re: "We're not going to be disrespected" - PaddlingTiger on 10/4/13 at 9:41 am|
I love when a person's best argument is an ad hominem attack and not logic and reason.
There is plenty of polls coming out showing who the public thinks is responsible for the shutdown and it is not the Democrats they are blaming, but I suppose you guys will just say the polls are biased like t...