| Political Talk|| re: Poli Board Book Club for March 2014 - CherryGarciaMan on 3/14/14 at 11:56 am|
I've heard Balko speak several times while in DC, and am a big fan of his.
I've linked his book a couple times, but nobody's responded.
The stem of the problem is the War on Drugs, and all that it entails.
End the War on Drugs=Less $$$ for police=More qualified police + Less funding for mil...
| Political Talk|| re: It's only Metadata. - CherryGarciaMan on 3/14/14 at 9:34 am|
[quote]i don't understand why anyone thinks its a good idea to collect all of this information on its citizens. [/quote]
Who, besides our leaders, are okay with the collection of metadata?...
| Political Talk|| re: The Debate within the GOP - CherryGarciaMan on 3/13/14 at 1:46 pm|
[quote]Would we still have the strongest military 15, 20, 30 years from now?[/quote]
Why wouldn't we?
We'll always have the strongest military.
We just can't continue to spend, spend, spend on toys and tanks and unnecessary bases worldwide....
| Political Talk|| re: The Debate within the GOP - CherryGarciaMan on 3/13/14 at 1:33 pm|
[quote]If we drastically downsize our military and cut military spending drastically than some crazy is going to think they can do what they want with no consequences. [/quote]
If we cut our military spending by half, we would still have the strongest military in the world.
Get out of here wit...
| Food and Drink Board|| re: St. Patty Crawfish - CherryGarciaMan on 3/12/14 at 1:46 pm|
I'd go across the river to port Allen and buy them.
Cheaper that way....
| Political Talk|| re: Forcing Breweries to Use a Distributor - CherryGarciaMan on 3/12/14 at 1:27 pm|
With the facilitation of information via the internet, I think we are reaching a point of a global awakening to the evils and universal corruption and cronyism of governments.
This is example #2348085...
| Political Talk|| re: Senator Paul to Speak at Berkley - CherryGarciaMan on 3/12/14 at 10:49 am|
Paul has learned a lot from his father.
He will have by far the widest base of the political spectrum in both the primaries and general election....
| Political Talk|| re: Feinstein..CIA spying on congress - CherryGarciaMan on 3/12/14 at 8:25 am|
[quote] Posted by Message Poodlebrain Feinstein..CIA spying on congress Her hypocrisy aside, if what she alleges is true, then I hope this serves as a wake up call to Congress about abuses by the intelligence community. The programs targeting Congress were likely also targeting all citizens. [/quo...
| Food and Drink Board|| re: BR soul food, comfort food, home cooking - CherryGarciaMan on 3/12/14 at 12:05 am|
Dorothy's on Gardere.
Best sweet tea in America....
| Political Talk|| re: Should expats pay taxes? - CherryGarciaMan on 3/11/14 at 1:49 pm|
[quote]You can return to the United States anytime you want. Consider your taxes as payments for that right. If the cost is more than you are willing to pay you can renounce your citizenship.[/quote]
1. Renounce citizenship
2. Pay no income tax
3. Get visa from another country to ret...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Rouzan TND zoning pulled - CherryGarciaMan on 3/11/14 at 1:46 pm|
It means a victory for all those unfortunate enough to live in BR and commute in the perkins/college area.
I remember my second senior year at LSU and fighting the development in 2007/2008.
It was a complete shitshow, and the Council Meetings were a joke and a farce. It was one of those eye-op...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Afghanistan in the 1960s - CherryGarciaMan on 3/10/14 at 1:44 pm|
[quote] if he actually said that[/quote]
| O-T Lounge|| re: Afghanistan in the 1960s - CherryGarciaMan on 3/10/14 at 1:06 pm|
[quote]I think Iran was similar until the revolution in the 70s[/quote]
It was until we overthrew the gov't in 1953 and installed a "Pro-US" guy.
That gave rise to nationalism that led to the revolution of the 70's....
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Good restaurants in Gulf Shores/OB (reservations) - CherryGarciaMan on 3/10/14 at 11:45 am|
[quote]Gilbleys(formerly Zen) [/quote]
I knew Zen wouldn't make it....
| Political Talk|| re: Rand Paul: Stop Warping Reagan's Foriegn Policy - CherryGarciaMan on 3/10/14 at 11:31 am|
And a jab at Cruz as well....
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Good restaurants in Gulf Shores/OB (reservations) - CherryGarciaMan on 3/9/14 at 11:48 pm|
Nolan's is legit
Cobalt is prob the second or third best place
Cafe Grazie is right under La Lagniappe and takes reservations. Their bread service includes roasted garlic, olive oil, and parm chz. Holy moly it's good stuff....
| Political Talk|| re: Rand Paul wins CPAC straw poll. - CherryGarciaMan on 3/9/14 at 11:43 pm|
[quote] Paul-Walker... I wonder how that ticket would be received? [/quote]
That the zombie apocalypse was upon us, and we really don't need another Fast & Furious. :lol:
In all honesty, the fact that Walker did not graduate college would definitely hurt the ticket. Rand is going to have a...
| Tiger Rant|| re: LSU football concept uni - CherryGarciaMan on 3/9/14 at 10:21 pm|
| Political Talk|| re: Rand Paul wins CPAC straw poll. - CherryGarciaMan on 3/9/14 at 9:28 am|
The Paul's have won 3 out of the last 5 straw polls at CPAC.
| More Sports Board|| re: Fordham spinoff: how much time would it take the Heat to make up 42pt deficit... - CherryGarciaMan on 3/8/14 at 2:22 pm|
No way the Heat would overcome 42 pts in 3.5 min....
| Political Talk|| re: A Paul-Cruz ticket - CherryGarciaMan on 3/8/14 at 2:20 pm|
Do not want.
Gives the media too much to work with.
But would vote for, support, and volunteer my time to help ensure victory. Politics isn't perfect....
| Political Talk|| re: Sarah Palin speaks tonight at CPAC - CherryGarciaMan on 3/8/14 at 1:34 pm|
[quote]These experienced career politicians who are "Ivy league grad intellectuals" and "philosophically sound" with long track records of casting votes in Washington sure are doing a bang up job these days for our country.[/quote]
Ivy League does not equal intellectual in my opinion. Some of the...
| Political Talk|| re: Sarah Palin speaks tonight at CPAC - CherryGarciaMan on 3/8/14 at 10:09 am|
I really don't get the love for this lady.
She's no statesman.
She's no intellectual.
She's not philisophically sound.
She has no real record to run on.
She does have a lot of fans though....
| Political Talk|| re: Senator Paul at CPAC - CherryGarciaMan on 3/7/14 at 3:12 pm|
He borrowed from Pink Floyd.....hope he credits them later.
Nevermind. He quoted Roger Waters and gave him his due:
When speaking about Obama, he asked what Waters wrote: "Did they get you to trade your heroes for ghosts? Did they get you to exchange a walk on part in the war for a lead role...
| Political Talk|| re: Senator Paul at CPAC - CherryGarciaMan on 3/7/14 at 2:29 pm|
Good for him.
It'll be interesting to see when Fox and others go after him. It's coming. And it will surely be just as focused as their attacks on his Dad.
But, they can't ignore him like they did his father....
| Political Talk|| re: Senator Paul at CPAC - CherryGarciaMan on 3/7/14 at 2:19 pm|
Anything noteworthy? ...
| Political Talk|| re: Do You Have a Republican Name? - CherryGarciaMan on 3/7/14 at 2:16 pm|
527th most common name.
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Some questions for restaurant owners on the board? - CherryGarciaMan on 3/7/14 at 1:15 pm|
I love the people that say they'd like to open a restaurant. It always seems like fun, and people tell them they'd be a great cook.
Unfortunately, it ain't that simple. I have helped open a number of establishments from BR to Alabama to DC to Oklahoma. The only one's still standing are those with...
| More Sports Board|| re: 6 Nations Rugby - Baton Rouge - CherryGarciaMan on 3/7/14 at 1:05 pm|
I can promise you that Plucker's would happily change one of their televisions for you....
| Political Talk|| re: The U.S, western Europe, stand against democracy - CherryGarciaMan on 3/7/14 at 10:03 am|
[quote]So you're cool with Putin taking over the entire country?
I'm not sure "cool" is the term I'd use, but I'm not sure we should get involved over there.
The takeover of a nation that is on the other side of our planet should not be a strong concern of ours from an economic persp...