Favorite team:New Orleans Pelicans 
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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: Trump forcing Americans to buy more ethanol - N.O. via West-Cal
I know you will get down voted to oblivion but on this one, you’re unequivocally correct. Ethanol subsidies may be the single worst government policy we have. So, so frustrating. ...
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re: Great X & Os article on LSU's offense v Florida - N.O. via West-Cal
"do you know what it was like arguing this on here in 2005? hell, even 2010-11?" Ah, yes, and don't forget the subtopic of Scheme vs. Personnel. Yes, we have a great QB--the same guy we had last year--and Team Scheme is looking solid these days....
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re: If you could have one past LSU player - N.O. via West-Cal
Some great suggestions, but I would go with AJ Duhe. He was a DE/LB who could rush the passer and drop into coverage. I suspect he would actually be even better in the modern college game because his skill set really suits it. ...
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re: If you could have one past LSU player - N.O. via West-Cal
You got a strange number of down votes for suggesting an OT on a team that has something of a weakness at the position. What gives? By the way, I recognize that OTs have performed better than anticipated, but still, 18 downvotes?...
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re: Why is Obama acting like this? - N.O. via West-Cal
My best guess is that Obama is being careful not to tarnish his legacy by backing a loser. I am not necessarily saying Biden will lose, but if Obama backs Biden and he then loses, it will reflect poorly on him, much as it did when Hillary Clinton was defeated by Donald Trump. If you think of it in t...
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re: Tort Reform: Louisiana’s “Jury Threshold “ of $50,000 - N.O. via West-Cal
"Average lifetime incomes of who? All people in that state? All people of his race? I mean, that number would be about as accurate as making one up." No, no really, it would be based on the best available evidence, and the parties would be free to argue over what the best evidence is. At least th...
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re: Tort Reform: Louisiana’s “Jury Threshold “ of $50,000 - N.O. via West-Cal
"But you are saying ZERO for pain and suffering." No, and I sure never said that. I'm thinking of a cap for non-economic damages, maybe 500k? ...
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re: Tort Reform: Louisiana’s “Jury Threshold “ of $50,000 - N.O. via West-Cal
"Can't calculate wages since he never worked to begin with." Is this really true? Can't you use actuarial tables to arrive at some sort of an average in this sort of scenario? The older the child is and the more of an academic record she has, the more you could make a better guess, but I can't im...
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re: Tort Reform: Louisiana’s “Jury Threshold “ of $50,000 - N.O. via West-Cal
"I assume that he is primarily referencing exemplary damages. We have had limits on them in Texas for several decades, and it does seem to have been effective without gutting the entire tort system." If I recall correctly, exemplary damages are rarely allowed in LA--limited to DUI and maybe one o...
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re: Tort Reform: Louisiana’s “Jury Threshold “ of $50,000 - N.O. via West-Cal
"Texas has a two year SOL" You're nibbling at the margins. Many cases in LA settle without a suit, as well....
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re: Tort Reform: Louisiana’s “Jury Threshold “ of $50,000 - N.O. via West-Cal
"This is so so so dumb." Do tell why. The fear of the big, runaway number is a big what drives settlement values, which in turn drive up rates of insurance of various stripes. And if you are inclined at all toward tort reform, what do you think would actually make a difference? (By the way, I...
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re: Tort Reform: Louisiana’s “Jury Threshold “ of $50,000 - N.O. via West-Cal
I have seen a good bit written about this but I cannot imagine it is all that much of a factor. What we need are caps on non-economic damages. ...
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re: NSIAP: Gameday sign - N.O. via West-Cal
Oh, my! I missed that one. Is the "B" Alleva?...
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re: New Orleans school turns down free Chick-fil-A lunch ‘out of respect for LGBTQ staff' - N.O. via West-Cal
From what I have heard, staff members were making their feelings known on this, so it was not merely that the principal surmised they would be upset. So, in a way, it’s worse than you stated. ??...
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re: New Orleans school turns down free Chick-fil-A lunch ‘out of respect for LGBTQ staff' - N.O. via West-Cal
I disagree with him in this and no, he’s not an a-hole, nor even remotely close to one based on every other thing I’ve seen him do or the way he has behaved. I can’t imagine this would be difficult until to understand. ...
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re: The era of the straight white male is over! - N.O. via West-Cal
True, but it has been a hell of a run. ...
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re: How to vote on each of the amendments? - N.O. via West-Cal
I humbly ask that you vote yes to #3 regarding the tax court. It will allow for a more efficient system for tax appeals and the right to appeal from tax board to district court will remain. ...
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re: Why is John Goodman the guest picker? - N.O. via West-Cal
He lives or at least lived in Metairie. ...
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re: New Orleans school turns down free Chick-fil-A lunch ‘out of respect for LGBTQ staff' - N.O. via West-Cal
Re the bravery and virtue signaling, I jut feel like there was a time not long ago when in some analogous situation, the principal would have said to the teachers: for those who have an issue with the company providing the free food, you are absolutely not required to partake. End of story. The left...
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re: New Orleans school turns down free Chick-fil-A lunch ‘out of respect for LGBTQ staff' - N.O. via West-Cal
YA: an upvote May have been sufficient, but imo you nailed it. ...
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