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re: This is a sign of things to come. - islandtiger
[quote]If it was Mo Brooks or other republican it would have been R+20.[/quote] Similarly, had any of a number of other Dems run against Trump, we would have a different president today. The primary system almost guarantees poor candidates....
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re: how crappy was your first apartment? - islandtiger
Not my first apartmemt, but our first as married, poor LSU grad students. 1983, Carlotta street. 2 br, $200 per month...just us two and a billion cockroaches. Moved out before the 1year lease was up....
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re: UCLA Home and Home much more interesting - islandtiger
I now live in Seattle and will make that trip!...
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re: ND in a Bowl game is a perfect ending for an Indiana boy like Danny Etling - islandtiger
[quote]I'm happy for him! He's no Drew Brees, [/quote] Why can't some of you resist this kind of passive-aggressive statement? Why is it so hard to just post something positive without the negative caveat?...
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re: Rich kids get festival, poor kids get shamed - islandtiger
[quote]Fine. So exempt everyone who doesn’t have a kid in the public school system. [/quote] No, because a good public school system is is everyone's best interest. I am no fan of private schools, but parents should have the option of educating their kids as they see fit. Just don't reduce publ...
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re: Rich kids get festival, poor kids get shamed - islandtiger
That is horrible. We are talking about elementary school kids. They have no control over cafeteria payments. I undestand that schools need money for their meal programs, but you don't shame kids. Here in Seattle there are regular drives to raise money for school kids to pay off their cafeteria bi...
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re: More pics surface of Al Franken grabbing Ariana's boobies and cheeks - islandtiger
Arianna Huffington @ariannahuff The NYPost story about Al Franken groping me in a comedy sketch photo trivializes sexual harassment because he was no more "groping" me than I was "strangling" him in the photo I just tweeted...
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re: Matt Watson Proposes New Tax to Raise BRPD Pay Significantly - islandtiger
[quote]New Tax to Raise BRPD Pay Significantly[/quote] [quote]$32,900 to $40,800 a year, generating[/quote] I guess a 25% raise is significant, but that is still too low....
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re: What would have been your plan if you were on a Normandy landing boat? - islandtiger
[quote]it's a very humbling idea the sacrifices these men made in particular for our country.[/quote] Compare that to what most of us did when we were 17-20 years old......
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re: Do I need two water heaters for our new house? - islandtiger
Go with two if you have a family or frequent visitors...nice to not worry about running out....
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re: On this date in 1982 was the famous Florida State-LSU "Oranges" game - islandtiger
[quote] People selling bags of oranges on the side of Nicholson [/quote] I couldn't understand how students were allowed to walk in with bags of oranges when people knew full well what they intended to do with them. Security was lax back in those days. It was actually quite hazardous for people...
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re: Give me your plan to lower federal spending by 100 billion/year - islandtiger
This is only part of the story. Current projected deficit is $600 billion per year. As a point of context it was about $1.4 trillion in Obama's first year...he cut it in half and now Trump proposes to increase it by 15%. My kids and grandkids will be paying the price for our inability to get our f...
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re: Trump says he "should have left UCLA players in jail" - islandtiger
[quote]Just say thank you.[/quote] This, and I am a big never Trumper. I would have liked the UCLA players to have been left in jail for a week or two, then let out with Trump getting credit for their release....
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re: The house that sold for $800K over asking price speaks to the inequity of California - islandtiger
[quote]are progressive havens who happen to have stumbled into some major industries [/quote] Companies don't just "stumble" into a location. Lots of solid factors go into the decision including quality of life for employees and highly educated workforce. Seattle (my home) is in a similar posit...
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re: LSU 30 @ Tennessee 10 Final - ESPN - islandtiger
[quote]Reminds me of the 1988 game against Miami in Tiger Stadium. That weather was worse though.[/quote] Just told my wife the same thing...water falls on the steps...pretty impressive since it never rains in Tiger Stadium....
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re: Why does every Tesla thread trigger oilfield baws on this site? - islandtiger
[quote]My God. Profit is the only way to pay loans? [/quote] US government sure understands how to pay loans without turning a "profit!"...
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re: Why does every Tesla thread trigger oilfield baws on this site? - islandtiger
[quote]if you want to wean off of oil and gas. [/quote] I don't think we will ever get off oil and gas completely. Too many other uses like plastics, chemicals, etc,. But I do think we can greatly reduce oil and gas (and coal) consumption for transportation and electricity generation....
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re: New Orleans may have to refund $28M in traffic camera fines - islandtiger
[quote]can't believe people actually pay those tickets they receive in the mail. [/quote] Maybe because if you were caught breaking the law, you should pay the fine?...
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re: Why does every Tesla thread trigger oilfield baws on this site? - islandtiger
[quote]. They live on the back of tax payers when they certainly don't need it.[/quote] A case could be made that our long-term military presence in the Middle East has been a massive taxpayer subsidy to ensue a steady flow of cheap oil from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, etc. The government subsidizes a...
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re: Are all Popeye’s locations low rent & poorly managed? - islandtiger
The one on I-5 near Joint Base Lewis McChord WA is a big exception. Clean store, friendly staff gets your order right, fresh food. Makes you wonder if you stumbled into a Chick fil a....
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