| Movie/TV Board|| re: Why didn't any of the LOTR films show the scouring of the Shire? (PJ or RB) - MFn GIMP on 4/24/14 at 6:30 pm|
I believe the argument is that peter jackson didn't think the tone of it fit with the rest of the film and that it was a boring way to end everything....
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Amazon Prime to get most HBO Shows for Streaming - MFn GIMP on 4/24/14 at 7:22 am|
Best company in America....
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Who do you want to sit on the throne? (GOT) - MFn GIMP on 4/22/14 at 1:46 pm|
[quote]Arya is a great character but not willing to compromise so I believe she would make a horrible queen. Stannis would be my choice.[/quote]
So Arya would be horrible because she can't compromise but you still want Stannis, the most implacable man in Westeros, to be King?...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Sir and Ma'am..... Do you use it? - MFn GIMP on 4/22/14 at 7:58 am|
[quote]It's been engrained in me so much that to this day I still address people in that manner, even those adults significantly younger than myself[/quote]
I do this all of the time but I have never once called my parents sir or ma'am....
| Political Talk|| re: Far more cases of UFO sightings than Proved Voter Fraud - MFn GIMP on 4/18/14 at 4:57 pm|
[quote]If you're over the age of 16 and want to get Medicaid you have to prove your identity through the use of a state ID.[/quote]
Also, if you want food stamps you have to prove your identity through a state issued ID....
| Political Talk|| re: The McCutcheon decision, money as speech, and the end of corruption - MFn GIMP on 4/18/14 at 4:52 pm|
[quote]And at what price to his own integrity does Antonin Scalia make such an equation? The Court's decision is irrational and hypocritical. The logical consequence of the McCutcheon decision would be an end to all anti-bribery laws. But Scalia and company, themselves, admit the corruptive influenc...
| Political Talk|| re: Far more cases of UFO sightings than Proved Voter Fraud - MFn GIMP on 4/18/14 at 4:29 pm|
[quote]One-third of all black people over the age of 16 in Louisiana have never owned a DL for instance. [/quote]
If you're over the age of 16 and want to get Medicaid you have to prove your identity through the use of a state ID....
| Political Talk|| re: 18 Things White People Seem To Not Understand (Because, White Privilege) - MFn GIMP on 4/18/14 at 8:28 am|
[quote]11. White privilege is having your words and actions attributed to you as an individual, rather than have them reflect members of your race. [/quote]
Interesting that this one, about how one persons words/actions don't reflect the entire race, is on a list attributing words/actions to an ...
| Political Talk|| re: Since money = free speech - MFn GIMP on 4/17/14 at 3:04 pm|
[quote]Then why should anyone have to use money for their speech if we are all free to speak our minds in the public square? [/quote]
Why should anyone have to write newspaper editorials for their speech if all they have to do is speak their minds in the public square?
| Political Talk|| re: College debate enters the 'post racial' era - MFn GIMP on 4/17/14 at 2:18 pm|
[quote]According to Joe Leeson Schatz, one of the unstated reasons for trying to set up policy-only debates is that once-dominant debate teams from colleges like Harvard and Northwestern are no longer winning the national competitions. “It is now much easier for smaller programs to be successful,” h...
| Political Talk|| re: LA Times: Now its 12m newly insured - MFn GIMP on 4/17/14 at 10:28 am|
[quote]This 2.8 percent figure significantly overstates the net impact on state budgets because it does not reflect the savings that state and local governments will realize in other health care spending for the uninsured. The Urban Institute has estimated that overall state savings in these areas w...
| Political Talk|| re: BLM destroy water tanks and tortoise burrow! - MFn GIMP on 4/16/14 at 3:54 pm|
[quote]But no matter, Harry the pederast needs to be PAID.[/quote]
While the BLM are a bunch of tPOS you do realize that the China land deal was over a hundred miles away and fell through a couple of years ago right?...
| Gaming Board|| re: Civilization: Beyond Earth announced - MFn GIMP on 4/13/14 at 10:45 am|
[quote]Guys, this is the spiritual sequel to Alpha Centauri, perhaps the greatest Civilization game of all time[/quote]
I was more excited than I should have been when I read news of this game yesterday....
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Worse show EVER in history of TV? - MFn GIMP on 4/12/14 at 8:51 am|
What? American Dad is amazing....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Does anyone foster dogs from adoption shelters? - MFn GIMP on 4/11/14 at 3:43 pm|
When I was in high school my parents did this for a while. The way it worked for them, through PAAWS, was that the dog would live with us until it got adopted. It was nice having them but it could be difficult to let them go after having them for a while....
| Political Talk|| re: WH RT: 'Kathleen Sebelius Is Resigning Because Obamacare Has Won - MFn GIMP on 4/11/14 at 3:38 pm|
Yep, Obamacare surely has won. Kentucky, the state every Democrat cites to say how great the program can be had 402,407 people enroll. Of that only 79,580 were private insurance. The other 322,827 are now on Medicaid....
| Political Talk|| re: Vance McAllister got religious 'when I needed votes' - MFn GIMP on 4/9/14 at 7:57 am|
Can I get some sort of confirmation of this that isn't a man who is pissed at McAllister? He very well may have said that but I would like to hear other people who know McAllister confirm that he was never religious.
eta: fixed a typo on religious....
| Political Talk|| re: Holder claims " vast amounts" of discretion in enforcing federal laws - MFn GIMP on 4/9/14 at 7:23 am|
[quote]unless it concludes that “there is no basis to defend the statute.”[/quote]
I must always skip over that part of the constitution....
| Political Talk|| re: VW seeking to install Union, despite workers voting not to Unionize - MFn GIMP on 4/7/14 at 4:28 pm|
[quote]i don't think they should unionize, however, the way this situation has been handled by the anti-union higher ups was very shady. [/quote]
VW and the plant management wanted the workers to unionize. ...
| Political Talk|| re: Holder wants to "explore" gun tracking bracelets. - MFn GIMP on 4/7/14 at 3:14 pm|
[quote]“By making them either through finger print identification, the gun talks to a bracelet or something that you might wear, how guns can be used only by the person who is lawfully in possession of the weapon.”[/quote]
Because people who illegally purchase guns, or steal them, wouldn't also be ...
| Political Talk|| re: SCOTUS declines NM photographer First Amendment case - MFn GIMP on 4/7/14 at 1:41 pm|
[quote]If you didn't see this coming, you should look back at the Americans with Disabilities Act. Good, and probably necessary legislation, but a whole subset of ADA trolls have developed who attend businesses with the express purpose of finding violations.[/quote]
The only good thing about the AD...
| Political Talk|| re: Zimmerman continues to amaze. - MFn GIMP on 4/6/14 at 7:21 am|
[quote]Tuba showing that 188 IQ[/quote]
Tuba is Otto?...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Just got back from the spring game - MFn GIMP on 4/5/14 at 6:04 pm|
[quote]why are people so afraid to admit he's better.
especially if it's becoming more obvious all the time. [/quote]
Didn't Jennings look better than Mett last year in the Spring Game?
ETA: [link=(http://www.tigerdroppings.com/rant/display.aspx?p=41358389&pg=4)]2013 Spring Game thread[/li...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Warning About Amazon Prime 2 Day Shipping - MFn GIMP on 4/5/14 at 7:20 am|
Guys, most of my Prime shipments get to me in 1 day. Can I sue for breach of contract? They promise 2 day delivery and last I checked 1 day is not 2....
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Amazon unveils "FireTV" streaming device - MFn GIMP on 4/2/14 at 12:17 pm|
[quote]And yes, Amazon is THE BEST company around, if not ever. From shopping to streaming they are 100% consumer friendly and conscious. Their return policy is unheard of; they accept returns on everything. I double bought a blu ray recently and emailed them about returning it. Not only did they of...
| Political Talk|| re: Obamacare Estimates @ 858k newly insured - MFn GIMP on 4/1/14 at 3:42 pm|
[quote]Seems extremely low, but is definitely more believable than the BS 9 million claim[/quote]
That 9 million counts something like 4 million new Medicaid enrollees and 2.5 million under-26 year olds who get to stay on their parents coverage. So 9 million enrollees is probably correct just skewe...
| Political Talk|| re: AP reports GOP is very good at something, gerrymandering. - MFn GIMP on 3/31/14 at 12:34 pm|
[quote]Gerrymandering has a long history in the United States, pursued enthusiastically by both Democrats and Republicans. But the GOP's success at it this decade has been historic: In 2012, Republicans maintained a 33-seat majority in the House, even though GOP candidates as a group got 1.4 million...
| Political Talk|| re: Obamacare Exchange Registering Voters.... As Democrats - MFn GIMP on 3/31/14 at 11:41 am|
[quote]How is it voter fraud? Seems more stupid and childish than sinister. Are people going to vote dem if they receive a voter reg card already filled out as dem?[/quote]
That is how I feel about it. Party registration really doesn't mean anything....
| Political Talk|| re: Republicans push through unemployment extension - MFn GIMP on 3/31/14 at 11:35 am|
[quote]Smart as a political strategy.
The D's have a banner ad on this thread saying the Republicans are "attacking working families" by not passing the extension.
Take that card away from them, get more of the people who are out of work counted so the "official" rate looks worse, and argue ...
| Political Talk|| re: Republicans push through unemployment extension - MFn GIMP on 3/31/14 at 7:33 am|
[quote]I'm a conservative. When I lost my job in 2011 and had to take unemployment I felt so helpless. Even though my $222 a week after taxes was little, it was something. I needed it for almost 6 months until I got a new job and landed on my feet. It was a miserable time, but the thing about unempl...