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Biography:Native of Sulphur, SHS class of ''88, LSU, class of ''92, law school at William & Mary, class of ''95. Live in N.O. now
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re: Has Socialism ever lifted large numbers of people out of poverty - N.O. via West-Cal
"Those kinds of policies aren't necessarily socialist." You make a good point but some of the policies really were socialist, such as setting limits on how much grain farmers could grow and the installation of price controls....
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re: Has Socialism ever lifted large numbers of people out of poverty - N.O. via West-Cal
"A lot of socialist policies pulled this country out of the Great Depression." This really isn't true. In fact, the doubling down on more socialist policies likely helped lead to a deepening of the Depression in the late 1930s. One could argue that socialist policies ameliorated the effects of th...
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re: Princeton’s new ‘men’s engagement manager’ to combat aggressive masculinity on campus - N.O. via West-Cal
"talk to women in person" This one struck me. Nice work. ...
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re: The Official 146th Open Championship @ Royal Birkdale Thread (Spieth -11 Kuchar -8) - N.O. via West-Cal
And then we got Peter Aliss somewhere along the way, right? Great stuff. ...
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re: Dam Jeff sessions loves him some civil asset seizures - N.O. via West-Cal
Sessions is my least favorite of Trump's cabinet picks and it's not close. Nothing personal - I think Sessions is a decent person - but I think he's wrong on a number of liberty issues. ...
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re: Let's Have a Good 'Ol Fashioned Debate In Light of a Man who Kills in the Name of Religion - N.O. via West-Cal
Here's what I am looking for a debate on: 1) How is murdering your own daughter for religious reasons any different than a Muslim who murders people for the same? It is not, except that I suppose it would compare more closely to the Muslim who murders his daughter for religious reasons (e.g....
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re: It's time we start calling "lobbying" what it truly is - N.O. via West-Cal
"Are we really going to go through this thread acting as if the premise is real? Please, Lord, no. One man's "special interests" is another man's "fighting for the people"." BS! Screw being able to band together as free people and petition the government for redress of grievances! (Sarca...
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re: This situation proves everything we have been trying to say since this whole BLM shite..... - N.O. via West-Cal
This incident should serve as a reminder that most bad shootings by police are due to an officer panicking, losing his cool, or making a terrible error in a stressful situation. This explanation serves no political agenda and is therefore rejected, not because it is wrong but because it cannot utili...
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re: Based ICE Chief Homan about to wreck sanctuary cities - N.O. via West-Cal
"big government fed imposing their will onto small government decisions" There's a kernel of truth here IF the feds attempt to commandeer state or local forces to have them do their bidding. That's unconstitutional and I hope the courts keep those important lines of federalism in place. But if al...
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re: Let's talk real: Neil fricking Gorsuch will wreck Dems for decades to come - N.O. via West-Cal
It depends on what question you're asking. The court would have had a liberal justice if Clinton had prevailed, thereby flipping the court. For such only "keeps the seat" once Trump win. ...
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re: "The most royally screwed over person in the history of American Politics should be in WH" - N.O. via West-Cal
"That Trump is sitting in that office and not her is a tragedy." K. Vote him out in 2020. (The almost beat him with one of the worst candidates in my lifetime, so why so hopeless?) "And what are we to do if, someday, we learn it was also a crime?" I trust the Democrats in Congress are famil...
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re: Mitch Landrieu accusing John Kennedy of "Pandering" - N.O. via West-Cal
That is nauseating....
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re: Charles Krauthammer Destroys Donald Trump Jr.’s Defense Of Russia Meeting - N.O. via West-Cal
"Three levels at play: legal; political; personal. Legally Trump Jr is fine." Without looking too closely at the legal issue, I agree. But the "always Trumpers" seem to be unable to see how important the political aspect of this is. They did not tell the truth on this issue and that's a big deal....
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re: Charles Krauthammer Destroys Donald Trump Jr.’s Defense Of Russia Meeting - N.O. via West-Cal
"Stolen goods? Middle of the night ? Swindled?" A pretty good though admittedly imperfect analogy. As Krauthammer said, what Jr. tried to do may not have been criminal. But as a political offense, this is pretty bad. The Trump team told us time and again that there was no collusion with Russians ...
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re: Charles Krauthammer Destroys Donald Trump Jr.’s Defense Of Russia Meeting - N.O. via West-Cal
What's distressing is that many on this board will disagree with CK. How they will do so is sure to surprise....
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re: NYT's David Brooks reaches unprecedented levels of woke in his Op-Ed - N.O. via West-Cal
Now, that's an interesting take. Most of those commenting in this thread know dang well that "culture matters," but now even David Brooks seems to recognize that it is so. I guess the next question is whether Brooks could ever bring himself to say that the norms and mores of the more successful shou...
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re: NYT's David Brooks reaches unprecedented levels of woke in his Op-Ed - N.O. via West-Cal
"the huge assumption is that those lower than the upper-middle class are incapable of adopting this culture, which is utter hogwash." This gets right to the heart of it. This "huge assumption" is crap and it is terribly injurious to those who might wish to improve their lives. ...
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re: NYT's David Brooks reaches unprecedented levels of woke in his Op-Ed - N.O. via West-Cal
"Those zoning requirements (especially in the specific areas he listed) are a creation of his bubble." I prefer to argue about policy instead of pointing hypocrisy but this rankles me. It does seem that a lot of coastal elites want plenty of low-income, government subsidized but they have such st...
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re: NYT's David Brooks reaches unprecedented levels of woke in his Op-Ed - N.O. via West-Cal
He's a thoughtful guy but is there a bigger pearl-clutching ninny out there than David Brooks? I'm in my mid-40's with an advanced degree and I still have to ask what the heck ingredients are at restaurants, I don't know who David Foster Wallace is, and the only "barre" I'm familiar with is Port Bar...
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re: Former Tigers in ALL STAR GAME EDITED - N.O. via West-Cal
Add Milwaukee Braves slugger Joe Adcock to the list. (1960)...
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