| Political Talk|| re: Brits Mock Texan Over Vote ID Requirements - Quidam65 on 10/24/14 at 8:51 pm|
[quote]The district judge determined that the Indiana case that the Supreme Court endorsed was wrongly decided and therefore decided to impose his views on Texas from the bench [/quote]
| Political Talk|| re: Brits Mock Texan Over Vote ID Requirements - Quidam65 on 10/24/14 at 8:49 pm|
[quote]We are about to add flying commercially [/quote]
About to? I have to show it every time before I go through security....
| More Sports Board|| re: Joe Maddon opts out of contract as Rays manager - Quidam65 on 10/24/14 at 12:08 pm|
[quote]I'd say Texas this year had they not just filled the position. He would have been able to stay in the AL [/quote]
Texas should have hired Bogar based on what he did at the end of the season.
So now the Rays should hire him and show the whole world what Rangers fans know, that being how ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Today's solar eclipse - Quidam65 on 10/23/14 at 11:06 pm|
I saw it driving west out of Sherman on Hwy 82.
I thought something looked strange in that the sun was obscured, but not by clouds since the shape was too perfect.
(I was also told it would be a partial lunar eclipse, so I wasn't expecting it)...
| Political Talk|| re: Fracking fracked? - Quidam65 on 10/23/14 at 1:55 pm|
[quote]Sounds like fracking may not be fracked then.[/quote]
And the City of Denton (TX), which has a referendum on the November ballot to permanently frack fracking (ban it) within city limits, may get fracked at the polls (lose), yet end up fracking fracking anyhow (by having it die out due to ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: 1500 years in prison for couple who produced child porn - Quidam65 on 10/23/14 at 12:05 pm|
The prison population doesn't go for this. Many of them were abused themselves.
Out in 5 years in a body bag is most likely....
| Political Talk|| re: Should the USA do away with the electoral college? - Quidam65 on 10/23/14 at 11:38 am|
No, but I would make one change.
I would get rid of the winner-take-all system and go to how Maine and Nebraska do it--winner of the House district gets the vote representing that district, winner of the overall state gets both votes representing the two Senators....
| Political Talk|| re: Democalypse 2014 starring Wendy Davis and Joaquin Castro - Quidam65 on 10/23/14 at 9:50 am|
Will Annise "Don't Oppose My Ordinances or I'll Subpoena Your Sermons" Parker make a guest appearance?...
| More Sports Board|| re: You can have one of these two pitchers for the rest of his career - Quidam65 on 10/22/14 at 6:22 pm|
National League team--MadBum (being one of the best hitting pitchers in the league)
American League team--Kershaw (that way he doesn't have to face the Cardinals)...
| O-T Lounge|| re: World's Worst Airports / Worst airports in North America: - Quidam65 on 10/22/14 at 10:49 am|
[quote]And for as many times as I have flown in and out of DFW, I have never ever had a problem[/quote]
Once you land you can wait a LONG time to get to the gate (have to cross all the other runways that are always busy).
For me that isn't an issue since I'm getting off and going home. For so...
| O-T Lounge|| re: World's Worst Airports / Worst airports in North America: - Quidam65 on 10/22/14 at 9:35 am|
If you really want a long wait for your baggage, try Midland/Odessa.
They have two gates and one baggage claim area. You can see the outside (and the planes) from the baggage claim.
Quick retrieval, right? Wrong. I have gotten off the plane, walked downstairs, stood in line waiting for my r...
| O-T Lounge|| re: World's Worst Airports / Worst airports in North America: - Quidam65 on 10/22/14 at 8:17 am|
DCA is Reagan....
| O-T Lounge|| re: World's Worst Airports / Worst airports in North America: - Quidam65 on 10/22/14 at 8:16 am|
[quote]Denver is the best by far imo[/quote]
I flew into there for the first time earlier this month (have to go again at the end of the month).
I agree that is well run. Get off the plane, get to the train to the main terminal, go to baggage claim--and my bag is waiting for me. Out the door...
| Political Talk|| re: Putin getting revenge on the french??? - Quidam65 on 10/21/14 at 7:44 pm|
I think you mean:
In Soviet Russia, you don't plow snow. "Snow" plow you....
| Political Talk|| re: Anybody else early voting? - Quidam65 on 10/21/14 at 3:06 pm|
Early voting in Texas started yesterday. I will probably vote early sometime this week (along with my SO).
Unfortunately I will have to listen to several bad election commercials from Colorado next week (I will be in the Denver area on business). :yack: (on the commercials, not on being in the D...
| O-T Lounge|| re: 13 Things You Might Not Know About McDonald's Monopoly - Quidam65 on 10/21/14 at 2:51 pm|
[quote]9. The con artists who rigged the game were the ones who mailed the winning piece to St Jude’s. The hospital said they would return the money, but McDonald’s allowed them to keep it. [/quote]
Best publicity they could get. If McDonald's had tried to sue St. Jude to keep the money, the "co...
| Texas A&M Sports Board|| re: It's 7:43 PM on October 20th, 2014... - Quidam65 on 10/21/14 at 2:35 pm|
[quote]To me, he personally started to go down hill a long time ago, but started to free fall once he started adopting some of that tea party rethoric. It doomed McCain and it doomed Perry.[/quote]
First of all, the Tea Party movement didn't begin until after Obama beat McCain in the election.
| Texas A&M Sports Board|| re: 2015 Recruiting Discussion - Quidam65 on 10/21/14 at 1:04 pm|
[quote]I'm going to be angry regardless, but I've somewhat relegated myself to the fact that Daylon, Kyler, Malik and Kendall won't end up here. [/quote]
The latter two are pretty certain that they're heading elsewhere.
Kyler may come to A&M only because he could end up starting as a true fres...
| SEC Rant|| re: We are already seeing problems with the playoff in its current format - Quidam65 on 10/21/14 at 12:06 pm|
I say go to 16 teams (works for FCS).
All 10 conference champs get an automatic bid regardless of record. Everyone from SEC to Sun Belt.
The remaining 6 are by selection but must have at least 8 wins for eligibility....
| Political Talk|| re: U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether felons can sell their guns - Quidam65 on 10/21/14 at 8:57 am|
Provided that the guns were lawfully acquired (and not used during criminal activity--since he was convicted on drug distribution charges, I'm not so sure about that), I think he should be able to sell them.
But I agree that doing so to a friend or family member may be used to skirt the law. Sel...