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re: Can R v W be codified into law, post USSC decision? - Martin Blank
That’s exactly how it would be done. Congress passes a law that says you have to allow abortion on some level in order to get full Medicare/Medicaid funding. It’s well established that Congress has the power fund or not fund things essentially as they see fit - it’s why legislatures don’t have t...
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re: Are there 10 GOP senators who'd vote with the dems to restore Roe versus Wade? - Martin Blank
A federal law tying Medicare/Medicaid funding to allowing abortion would absolutely pass constitutional muster, like the .08 BAL laws with federal Highway money Whether Congress could pass that legislation is the issue ...
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re: Murphy's is apparently coming back - Martin Blank
Kevin Kinney from Drivin’ N Cryin’ and Peter Buck from REM once played a show together, I think literally just the two of them, at Murphys in either 1990 or 1991. It was on a random weeknight, too, IIRC. ...
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re: LHSAA Baseball Playoff Brackets - Martin Blank
Wait. Let me get this straight. Your working theory is that in 2020 or 2021 STM turned away 50 kids or so. This private school that needs money did so in order to make sure they stay at a certain level below 5a enrollment? When they have at least a 150 kid cushion before they get any...
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re: LHSAA Baseball Playoff Brackets - Martin Blank
St. Thomas More is nowhere near 5a enrollment. [link=(https://files.constantcontact.com/dddb7521801/ba09f4ca-e8a9-4391-8cd0-c4badc8e5830.pdf)]2022-2024 enrollment[/link] I can’t find the 2022-2024 version of the classifications ranked by enrollment. But under the last one, the cutoff for 5a w...
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re: Lots of calls to "codify" Roe - Martin Blank
The risk of tying it to IC is that the test for what’s IC can always change, like the Gun Free Zone case. Then your abortion law gets wiped out. If the goal is for Congress to “codify abortion,” it’s far more certain to tie it to funding. Very few if any states can do without that money. And a l...
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re: Lots of calls to "codify" Roe - Martin Blank
Congress could tie funding to abortion, probably Medicare and/or Medicaid funding since there has to be some connection between the law and the money. Basically pass a law that says states must enact and enforce a law allowing abortion (on at least some level) in order to receive the funding. ...
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re: 2022 Formula 1 Season Thread - Martin Blank
The Bahrain sovereign wealth fund is McLaren’s biggest shareholder. IIRC it’s around 60% of the shares or so. Good chance they would sell. The car side loses money. So to get out from under that side of the company, the Bahrainis could be motivated to give up the racing side for the right price....
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re: LHSAA Baseball Playoff Brackets - Martin Blank
That’s a huge advantage that St. Louis and Parkview have. Their non district games in LC and BTR are harder than their district. The top teams in Divison II won’t be anything they haven’t seen. ...
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re: LHSAA Baseball Playoff Brackets - Martin Blank
If Division II goes chalk, St. Louis would have to beat Vandebilt Catholic and LSUE SP Commit Owen Schexnaydre in a 2/3 semi. Also, 5 seed St. Thomas More has played Teurlings twice and St. Louis once, and won all three games. Any one of those four, plus a stout Parkview as the 4 seed, could...
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re: Any good Leander Perez stories? - Martin Blank
Prof. Mengis at LSU Law School used to tell the story that as a young attorney, he once had to go to Judge Perez’s office and get his specific permission to look through the parish conveyance records. Which are supposed to be open to the public. Word was that a lot of land that was supposed ...
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re: Baseball starting line-up - Martin Blank
At the one fall scrimmage I went to, Drost played CF full time for the Purple squad, and stayed to play CF when Gold went on defense. He’d swap out for Stevenson two batters before his turn to bat, then go back out to CF when his AB was over I don’t know how many more scrimmages Johnson did like...
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re: Owen Galt - Barbe INF - commits to LSU - Martin Blank
Any chance that Gavin Guidry ends up as a pitcher at LSU? He apparently bumped 94 at a Barbe intrasquad last week. [link=(https://twitter.com/pbr_louisiana/status/1470555283361611782?s=21)]PBR Louisiana tweet [/link]...
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re: If UGA flames out in their first game, does that sour a potential run-heavy offense? - Martin Blank
I think I mostly agree. I’m in no way advocating for the return of Miles Ball. I just want to know what we consider “pass heavy” or “run heavy.” [link=(https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/years/2021-team-offense.html)]NCAA Total Offense[/link] I looked at the above and ranked it by total ...
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re: If UGA flames out in their first game, does that sour a potential run-heavy offense? - Martin Blank
What’s your definition of “passing as a primary threat” in terms of play call percentage. Are you advocating 55/45 pass? 55/45 run? This is a good discussion, but it gets a lot less vague if we have some numbers that we can then compare to some real offenses. ...
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re: LHSAA Nonselect Semifinals/ Div I, Div III championships - Martin Blank
St. Thomas More had 971 kids as of the recent reclassification, putting it well into the 4a class that it’s played in for years. [link=(https://www.lhsaa.org/siteuploads/editorimg/file/Classification/LHSAA_Classification_2019-2021-_Approved_Enrollment_Numbers_(Footbal_Schools).pdf)]2021 reclass[...
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re: McCartney 3,2,1 on Hulu - Martin Blank
About the only time this has worked well that I know of is REM. A large number of their songs are credited to Berry/Buck/Mills/Stipe, and a bunch more are just Buck/Mills/Stipe. ...
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re: USA Curling - Olympic Qualifier Finals - Martin Blank
And he’s going back for a fifth time. Got up off the mat after losing Game 1 in a beat of 3. Won the next two. Really Impressive ...
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re: 2 Jets, 1 Coach: Meeting over at DAL, Norman flight cancelled, plane returning to BTR - Martin Blank
The actual person associated with the LLC which owns this plane is David Weinstein, a Morgan Stanley wealth management guy who lives in Baton Rouge but is originally from Opelousas. Interesting guy to be flying to Norman OK. ...
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re: Formula 1 2021 Season Thread - Martin Blank
Lewis being closeted is basically an open secret in F1. There is plenty of speculation that his only goal left in F1 is to beat the Schumacher record for most WDC’s. Then he will retire, come out and embark on the hip hop/fashion career he has been hinting at for years now. ...
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