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Favorite team:New Orleans Pelicans 
Location:New Orleans
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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Registered on:8/13/2004
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re: 'Take 'Em Down NOLA' wants more change - N.O. via West-Cal
"neo-confederates on this board can't be honest." They're far from alone in this regard. :lol:...
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re: Boehner: Trump's Term In Office Has Been Mostly A Disaster - N.O. via West-Cal
I'm a non-Trump voter, but I am amazed at how pessimistic so many establishment Republicans are about the early days of this presidency. First -- and this is a big one -- there has been substantial organizational chaos and incredibly inconsistent messaging. You pretty much have to be a died in t...
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re: Australian Imam: Make No Mistake, Islamic Scripture Commands Beheadings, Massacre People - N.O. via West-Cal
"Maybe we should be focusing on reforming ourselves and stay the frick out of the places where the extremists live." I might even agree with you to a point, but the Manchester murderer was from England and the two sheikhs debating each other in the link by the OP were in Australia. The San Bernand...
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re: Civil War Dead - Remembering them this Memorial Week - N.O. via West-Cal
"I picked this particular short video as it displays both the Northern and Southern Soldiers demonstrating their courage after the war as they themselves remember their Comrades Together." Few watched your video and my suspicion is that few care. I find it interesting how the actual combatant...
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re: Civil War Dead - Remembering them this Memorial Week - N.O. via West-Cal
Your attempt at trolling aside, hurrah indeed, for those who wore the blue....
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re: 'Take 'Em Down NOLA' wants more change - N.O. via West-Cal
I agree with you on a number of things, but this really isn't so: "Slavery was a very small piece of why the Confederacy resigned from the Union. It was more about state's rights." The specific state's right of overriding importance was the ability to decide the question of slavery. I still th...
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re: Trickle Down Economics Explained - N.O. via West-Cal
"No! You have been brainwashed to believe that someone becomes rich at the expense of others." This is the baseline fallacy of far too many. Aside from criminality or crony capitalism/abuses in connection with government contracts, someone else getting reach is at worst neutral and often mild...
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re: Adrian Peterson at age 32 vs the top 15 rushers of all time - N.O. via West-Cal
History tells us that we're looking to get a good year or 2 tops out of him. The upside is tremendous and the cost was relatively low, so not much risk. Marcus Allen was in an odd situation because his feud with Al Davis cost him carries and playing time in Oakland. Really weird. But it also kep...
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re: remember when trump won back in november? - N.O. via West-Cal
"It's good to think about the good times when the shite hits the fam." Fair enough and Lord knows Trump has stepped in enough crap on his own, with most major media outlets comically anxious to magnify his missteps. But as someone who felt he didn't have anyone to vote for in this election, I have...
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re: Thoughts on Mayor Landrieu's speech before the removal of the monuments? - N.O. via West-Cal
It was a well written speech and it's been catnip to those who already agreed with Mitch. But if you read it more carefully and aren't already inclined to cheer the toppling of the statues, you see a post hoc explanation that often evades reality. People leaving the city because of statues? Hmmm. A...
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re: Solution to the monument issue in New Orleans - N.O. via West-Cal
I'm aware of some of the general statements you are making but not with the numbers. Do you have a link for this? You appear to be citing or quoting an author named Pressly....
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re: Gym revokes white nationalist Richard Spencer’s membership - N.O. via West-Cal
"Why would we assume the kicking out of a BPP member would be about race, but this is not? I see what kind of politics you engage in." :lol: You have no idea. I live in the real world where race but not ideology is a protected class and where blacks are more likely than whites to be plaintiffs i...
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re: Gym revokes white nationalist Richard Spencer’s membership - N.O. via West-Cal
"Why doesn't the ACLU get involved in cases like this? Only leftist causes." Sadly, the ACLU is much less the principled organization of days gone by and much more a leftist litigation group. Secondarily, this is a matter involving private parties, not government intervention, and where no an...
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re: The Dems are using the JBE model for 2018 - N.O. via West-Cal
"Will it work? Hey, it worked in La." Running a candidate more tailored to a district's tastes is almost always better. However, the opponent matters a lot. One wonders whether Edwards could have defeated any of the main GOP candidates other than Vitter. ...
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re: Gym revokes white nationalist Richard Spencer’s membership - N.O. via West-Cal
"You said it was okay because Spencer is a neo nazi, but quickly jump to race with Black Panther party" Just being practical. Any such incident would have great potential for an enterprising plaintiff's attorney to claim that race was the reason for the expulsion. As I also said in the same post,...
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re: Gym revokes white nationalist Richard Spencer’s membership - N.O. via West-Cal
"Its called freedom of association, and it was severely curtailed by the 1964 Civil Rights Act." This is true. Given the peculiar circumstances of our nation's history, I support the CRA, but it is dishonest not to admit that the benefits of the CRA come at a cost: the diminution of our freedom o...
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re: Gym revokes white nationalist Richard Spencer’s membership - N.O. via West-Cal
"Would you be for that? Bet you say yes to appear unbiased." I would be fine with a gym kicking out a Black Panther, but here's the rub: a business may not kick out a customer based on race. So long as it's clear that the action was taken based on the BP's racist ideology, it should be found lega...
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re: Gym revokes white nationalist Richard Spencer’s membership - N.O. via West-Cal
Would you want to limit further the right of a business owner to decide with whom he will do business? It sounds as if you do. ...
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re: Imagine how much better off the world would be if we didnt go into Iraq? - N.O. via West-Cal
The biggest foreign policy mistake of my lifetime. Leaving Iraq prematurely was second. ...
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re: Gym revokes white nationalist Richard Spencer’s membership - N.O. via West-Cal
I've read through the comments and I guess I am going to be partially in the minority here. I agree that the woman sounds pretty ridiculous and that she should have left the guy alone while he was just getting a workout in. But once it's brought to the gym's attention that a neo-Nazi is in their mid...
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