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re: 'Evangelical' now just means Republican - lsuprof
According to the Voter Study Group survey from 2016, 85% of white evangelicals voted for Donald Trump, along with almost 70% of white Catholics and 58% of mainline Protestants. This compares to 14% of black Protestants and 34% of "seculars" (i.e., atheists, agnostics, and religious "nothings")....
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re: LSU dorms have been having water issues for 3 days now - lsuprof
I have not heard this from any of my students, but if it is true it is not surprising. The physical plant at LSU is falling apart and has been for some time. There are buildings on campus that have toilets that are not working or barely working. Lots of leaky roofs and resulting water damage and mil...
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re: This is about more than a football coach. Our school is sick. - lsuprof
I must regrettably agree that LSU is a very sick institution. Of course funding is an issue--LSU is able to hire some pretty good faculty, but we are unable to retain the best faculty and lose the vast majority of them to better-funded universities. We are not competitive with other universities in ...
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re: Snowflake grads walk out en masse during Pence's commencement speech at Notre Dame - lsuprof
[quote]Not sure i would describe that as en masse.[/quote] Agreed that this is not an "en masse" demonstration. A small number of graduates--you are right, it looks like about 100 out of maybe 3000 graduates--announced beforehand that they were going to walk out, and the good news is that their e...
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re: Tell your daughter to get a degree in science - lsuprof
This advertisement is based on the demonstrable canard of a large gender wage gap. Scholarly research has demonstrated convincingly that the gender wage gap is very small or nonexistent, once one accounts for the effects of variables that affect wages in general. The claim underlying this advertisem...
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re: LSU #13 in Final AP Poll - lsuprof
[quote]USC at 3 is unbelievable.[/quote] Outrageous. This is a complete crock and is inexplicable. It is more likely that the Russians hacked the AP poll to move USC to #3 than it is that the Russians hacked the U.S. presidential election. ...
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re: Spnoff thread:Which Supreme Court decisions should be overturned? - lsuprof
[quote]Came here to post Wickard v. Filburn[/quote] This is the correct answer for at least one of the cases that should be overturned....
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re: Stephen Moret is leaving the LSU Foundation - lsuprof
Well, it would help if I would read the article more carefully! Thanks for (gently) pointing out the error of my ways. I assumed that he was going to another university post. ...
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re: Stephen Moret is leaving the LSU Foundation - lsuprof
This is a real loss--I think very highly of Moret and had high hopes of what he could do with the LSU Foundation. My concern is that this has a certain "leave the sinking ship" quality to it. UVA is a real university that is no doubt taking its foundation work seriously, but it is unclear whether th...
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re: Five Thirty Eight - Clinton (71.4%, 302) vs Trump (28.6%, 235) - lsuprof
According to this map, if Trump flips Florida and North Carolina and wins the other states that he is supposed to win, he is elected president. Both Florida and North Carolina are close, so it is not implausible, though winning both states will be tough for Trump. Not expected, but definitely doable...
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re: Jake Tapper grilling podesta right now - lsuprof
Has anyone else noticed that HRC and Podesta have been asked if the Clinton campaign has talked to Abedin and they deflect the question each time. In each case someone asks a direct question to HRC or Podesta but in each case they turn the question around. What that suggests is that they have of...
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re: New video added: White Students chased away from University Cal - lsuprof
The problem here is the university administration, which will not take appropriate action against those who are disrupting the learning environment at Berkeley. Students and others have every right to protest what they consider to be injustices, but they do not have a right to disrupt the activities...
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re: Curt Schilling poops his pants! - lsuprof
I like Schilling and am sympathetic to his political views. However, I do not see how he beats EW in a general election in MASSACHUSETTS. I wish that it weren't so, but under normal circumstances no conservative Republican is going to win a state-wide race in that far left state....
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re: Can you vote by absentee ballot and then in person? - lsuprof
One cannot vote if one has already cast an absentee or early vote. From the Louisiana Secretary of State's web site: [link=(http://www.sos.la.gov/ElectionsAndVoting/Vote/FrequentlyAskedQuestions/Pages/VotingOnElectionDay.aspx?OwnershipName=VotingOnElectionDay&faqid=0)]LINK[/link] Louisiana st...
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re: Underappreciated skill Etling has: his eyes - lsuprof
[quote]Yep, I griped about BH's eyes making it harder on everyone in the offense, especially the WRs. Sept 13 post Watch the Wisky LBs....[/quote] Look at how open the wide receive is at the top of the video....
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re: Underappreciated skill Etling has: his eyes - lsuprof
This also happened on the second touchdown pass to Malachi Dupre. He looked to his left and then came back to Dupre in the back of the endzone. ...
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Ogeron's offensive philosophy - lsuprof
Can anyone comment on Coach O's offensive philosophy at Ole Miss and USC? Any sense about what changes we can expect to see in our offense? ...
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re: Sanders calling on DNC chair to step down - lsuprof
Two things: 1. DWS will have to resign. The Democrats cannot have a DNC head who leads an organization that is so clearly showing favoritism to one of the presidential candidates. We've known all along that the DNC and DWS favored one candidate over others, but the WikiLeaks revelations bring th...
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re: Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick pulls ahead of John McCain in Arizona senate race - lsuprof
Whoa there, big fella! Two problems with your assertion: (1) the "2 point lead" is well within the margin of error, and hence one cannot conclude that Kirkpatrick is ahead of McCain; and (2) we really must be careful about drawing conclusions based on one survey--this is why it is not a bad idea to...
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re: LSU Administration may decide NOT to continue Mike the Tiger tradition - lsuprof
[quote]Sounds like we need a new LSU Administration[/quote] LSU has needed a new administration for some time....
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