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Did the reporters, or anyone else, post this online? [quote]. The fact that some mega frickin donor feels entitled enough to send a personal email to elected officials pushing for this is insane. Now ask yourself, what’s in it for him? What did Jeff promise him?[/quote] Pretty sure he just want...

re: Hand-Counted PAPER BALLOTS

Posted by BigJim on 7/9/24 at 1:03 pm
[quote]Louisiana should NOT buy new voting machines We should vote on paper ballots and they should be hand-counted publicly at the precincts - like it says in our state constitution![/quote] WTF are you talking about? And how young or forgetful are you that you don't remember the problems ...
Instead of bitching about "shadowy" organizations, essentially setting up excuses when R's lose, get out there and match or exceed their efforts. ...
[quote]Our military is big enough to defend the US against any and all collection activity. Hopefully the loan sharks will be exposed.[/quote] And how are you going to pay them?...
[quote]Trump showed them all how to win in 2016.[/quote] Run against a terrible candidate like Hillary Clinton? I guess he is sorta doing that again....

re: The Problem with Individualism

Posted by BigJim on 7/2/24 at 8:07 am
Wow, really heartened by the rejection of the OP's promotion of collectivism. :usa:...
[quote]It's not the job of the agency to set laws and [b][u]regulations[/u][/b].[/quote] No, it literally IS the job of agencies to set regulations. The issue comes in the interpretation of the law that the statue is based on. Chevron said "defer to the agencies" on interpretation even if t...
[quote]Pretty standard when a holiday is on Tuesday or Thursday. Not saying it’s right but it is done all of the time.[/quote] This. The Friday after Thanksgiving isn't a state holiday, but whoever is governor always declares it "Acadiana Day" and gives people the day off. Standard practice i...

re: Sci-Fi baws: How is Babylon 5?

Posted by BigJim on 6/27/24 at 12:20 pm
[quote]I personally enjoy Babylon 5 more than Deep Space 9. It's one of my favorite shows of all time. The long term story arc was better than other sci-fi, especially considering the series didn't have an existing "universe" to pull from and had to build the story from scratch. And although issues ...
[quote]Satan and his little trolls want to silence all mentioning of the Truth of Gods redemptive salvation. Muh...separation of church and state If I hear the words God or Jesus that means you're trying to convert me and shove religion down my throat. AND YOU CAN'T DO THAT IN PRIDE MONTH........
[quote]A conclusion from that is that the 1st Amendment is ONLY aimed at the Federal Government - not states.[/quote] Yes... Until the 14th amendment provided for equal protection and the federal rights got incorporated to include the states. https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/incorporation_do...
[quote]You do realize the most recent session was not a fiscal session, right? And on income tax repeal, did you happen to notice what the guy who he appointed as Secretary of LDR had as a key campaign initiative before dropping out of the race?[/quote] While I agree with a lot of the flack Landr...
[quote]So a half elected board is going to write the rules for a program that could undermine the very schools they are supposed to oversee? That’s gonna be wild[/quote] Well, after the rules are written the legislature then decides if they want to fund the program and at what level....
If only he could have read them on the classroom wall at LSU, maybe he would not have violated them!...
I doubt they slow walk it. But who will be eligible, who gets priority, and how much they get are all questions BESE has to answer. ...
[quote]And like I keep trying to tell you Baws, benefits to the insurance industry do not help insureds. They will continue to charge ridiculously high premiums. Because they can.[/quote] Weird. Given that you would think insurance companies would flock to Louisiana. ...
Mostly it kicked the can over to BESE to actually develop the program. So yeah, everyone should have questions. ...
[quote]With how Landry is screwing Garrett Graves I'm wondering if Garrett mounts a campaign for governor.[/quote] A lot of people, specifically business people, will be upset with this veto. I am not a fan of it either. However, a lot of other insurance reform bills did pass and Landry signe...
[quote] Can't they override a veto?[/quote] Technically? Yes. Realistically? Not going to happen....