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by GannonFan
Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:22 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Obama to seek repeal of "Don't ask, Don't Tell"
Replies: 191
Views: 7539

Re: Obama to seek repeal of "Don't ask, Don't Tell"

As I said before, just do it the way Truman handled the desgregtion of the military. Obama has all the power to just come right out with an Executive Order and overturn this, and then let Gates and whatever board needs to be set up go about the job of determining how to implement the Order. It took ...
by GannonFan
Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:15 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Abstinence Only Education Works Best: U of PA Study
Replies: 54
Views: 2725

Re: Abstinence Only Education Works Best: U of PA Study

That's the thing, though - I think everyone would agree that encouraging abstitence and teaching common sense safety and birth control is the best option, but neither side seems to want to compromise - the abstinence people abhor talking about birth control, and the birth control people find it lau...
by GannonFan
Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:14 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Roe v Wade Anniversary
Replies: 533
Views: 22296

Re: Roe v Wade Anniversary

The whole abortion argument always boils down to one thing - when is the life inside a mother considered a human being? When the cell first splits? When the baby is born? Somewhere in between? No one can answer that question definitively and, therefore, no one can argue infallably concerning the pr...
by GannonFan
Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:06 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Abstinence Only Education Works Best: U of PA Study
Replies: 54
Views: 2725

Re: Abstinence Only Education Works Best: U of PA Study

Abstinence-only, safe sex-only, or really anything -only is a bad idea because it limits education to whatever the "only" is that's being taught. Why would you want to only give part of the story to kids? It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that encouraging abstinence while educating kids on ...
by GannonFan
Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:02 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Shameful Republicans
Replies: 24
Views: 1103

Re: Shameful Republicans

UNHWildCats wrote:
ASUMountaineer wrote:
It's called being a partisan hack...but, it's to be expected. ;) I mean, that's just how it is.
Everyone on here is a partisan hack.
I take offense to that, actually, I don't consider myself partisan at all. Maybe a hack, but surely not partisan. :lol:
by GannonFan
Mon Feb 01, 2010 2:36 pm
Forum: College Hoops
Topic: Villanova #2 In Both Polls
Replies: 18
Views: 1554

Re: Villanova #2 In Both Polls

I think most Nova fans are sensitive about cuse this year.. They beat a couple of good teams and a couple of overrated teams and suddenly they're the hottest team in the country. Versus the giantkillers on 'Nova's schedule??? Cuse is #3 in AP & #4 in USA Today/ESPN. Either way the game on the 27th ...
by GannonFan
Mon Feb 01, 2010 2:24 pm
Forum: Championship Subdivision Football - FCS
Topic: FCS Title Game Fight Heating Up
Replies: 155
Views: 9043

Re: FCS Title Game Fight Heating Up

Surely you jest. You are the one who keeps saying Montana is one of three teams who really brings the fans and that Delaware fans should be embarassed... yet Montana was half of two of the worst three attendances and had less people for UM/FU than UD/CU when FU brought more than CU. Strike two. Cor...
by GannonFan
Mon Feb 01, 2010 2:16 pm
Forum: Championship Subdivision Football - FCS
Topic: Wallace Reports Coulson No Longer at Sports Network
Replies: 74
Views: 5109

Re: Wallace Reports Coulson No Longer at Sports Network

Best FCS writer they've ever had? Come on, Tony Moss was fantastic and never had the biases Coulson had. Coverage went downhill ever since Moss left. I liked Matt Dougherty's work. Dougherty was okay, but he was pretty raw when it came to FCS knowledge early on. He got better the longer he was in t...
by GannonFan
Mon Feb 01, 2010 2:07 pm
Forum: Other College Sports
Topic: Pitt to be the 12th B10 team
Replies: 45
Views: 2838

Re: Pitt to be the 12th B10 team

I'm not so sure this has any credence, but it does have one thing in it's favor. Pitt would make a good travel partner for Penn State . Are they thinking that Pitt is Northwestern East? That's about the only other justification I could make for it since the Marinos don't have anything outside of MB...
by GannonFan
Mon Feb 01, 2010 2:05 pm
Forum: College Hoops
Topic: Villanova #2 In Both Polls
Replies: 18
Views: 1554

Re: Villanova #2 In Both Polls

Man, you're a sensitive guy regarding 'Cuse, aren't you? ;)
by GannonFan
Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:19 am
Forum: Championship Subdivision Football - FCS
Topic: FCS Title Game Fight Heating Up
Replies: 155
Views: 9043

Re: FCS Title Game Fight Heating Up

Why would UD be embarrassed about 2003? The game does take two teams to have good attendance. In case you don't realize, Colgate is a pretty small school with a small following that happens to be buried in upstate New York. Heck, Colgate even decided, on their own, to give up home field advantage i...
by GannonFan
Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:10 am
Forum: Championship Subdivision Football - FCS
Topic: FCS Title Game Fight Heating Up
Replies: 155
Views: 9043

Re: FCS Title Game Fight Heating Up

The teams on THIS list that should be embarrassed are WKU (2002), Villanova (2009), Delaware (2003), Furman (2001) and JMU (2004). The KING of pathetic is 2002: Lake Charles, LA to Chatty is 568 miles. Bowling Green, KY to Chatty: 195 miles. Why would UD be embarrassed about 2003? The game does tak...
by GannonFan
Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:01 am
Forum: Championship Subdivision Football - FCS
Topic: Wallace Reports Coulson No Longer at Sports Network
Replies: 74
Views: 5109

Re: Wallace Reports Coulson No Longer at Sports Network

Best FCS writer they've ever had? Come on, Tony Moss was fantastic and never had the biases Coulson had. Coverage went downhill ever since Moss left.
by GannonFan
Fri Jan 29, 2010 2:46 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Pelosi boozing it up on the American Dime
Replies: 46
Views: 1889

Re: Pelosi boozing it up on the American Dime

As second in line for the Presidency, the security costs would probably outweigh savings from a regular Air Force Charter. But she does need to cool it on the flights. Peanuts, anyone? Just a clarification - the Speaker of the House doesn't always get Secret Service protection, correct? I'm sure th...
by GannonFan
Fri Jan 29, 2010 2:24 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Kurt Warner retires
Replies: 50
Views: 816

Re: Kurt Warner retires

Just opens up another team that the Eagles could trade Donavan McNabb to.
by GannonFan
Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:39 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Obama to seek repeal of "Don't ask, Don't Tell"
Replies: 191
Views: 7539

Re: Obama to seek repeal of "Don't ask, Don't Tell"

I don't understand Obama's hesitation in doing this. He doesn't need Congress to make this happen - the original DADT was done via Executive Order after Congress then balked at it. I certainly understand it is far more permanent to go the Congressional route (well, not permanent, but harder to resc...
by GannonFan
Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:28 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Repeal the 17th Amendment?
Replies: 27
Views: 1695

Re: Repeal the 17th Amendment?

But how would that happen just due to how Senators are elected? Regardless of who votes for them, they're going to do their darndest to get as much pork into their state as possible. I don't see how we get better Senators and better government by reducing the visibility of the process in which we e...
by GannonFan
Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:15 am
Forum: Championship Subdivision Football - FCS
Topic: UNH v UMass next two games to be played @ Gillette
Replies: 34
Views: 2257

Re: UNH v UMass next two games to be played @ Gillette

@ UMass this game draws 15-17k in Durham 10-12k I don't see why 25-30k wouldn't be expected. Look at the schedule. http://www.championshipsubdivision.com/fcs-schedules/2010-schedules/colonial-athletic-association-2010-schedules/ UMass will likely be somewhere from 2-4 to 4-2 coming into that game, ...
by GannonFan
Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:01 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Top 25
Replies: 42
Views: 1880

Re: Top 25

I would seriously have to question the validity of this poll. :lol: Here is the Quayle writeup Dan Quayle, former Vice President. He just endorsed conservative Ovide Lamontagne against GOP establishement favorite Kelly Ayotte in the New Hampshire US Senate primary. Why would someone insert themselv...
by GannonFan
Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:27 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Top 25
Replies: 42
Views: 1880

Re: Top 25

List is way too long. It stops being realistic maybe after Barbour at #7. Gingrich is not electable nationwide, Jeb Bush is actually a decent candidate but his brother's performance has pretty much erased any chance of that happening, Dan Quayle (??? seriously? I'm shocked he's even still around), a...
by GannonFan
Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:47 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Alito
Replies: 107
Views: 5673

Re: Alito

Hey, I thought something just like that when it happened last night, and especially when everyone in Congress (well, the Dems at least, I didn't see the GOP reaction to it) stood up around the justices and cheered Obama's trashing of them. That was a cheap dig and, as proved on here, a slightly inc...
by GannonFan
Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:02 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Alito
Replies: 107
Views: 5673

Re: Alito

To rip the SCOTUS, to their face, during the State of the Union speech, knowing full well that there is no avenue for rebuttal by the SCOTUS to correct such an overly simplified and wrong interpretation of thier ruling, is not just bad form, it's just cheap politics . Obama should be better than th...
by GannonFan
Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:36 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Repeal the 17th Amendment?
Replies: 27
Views: 1695

Re: Repeal the 17th Amendment?

At least now, due to media coverage, there is so much more visibility of what goes on at the national level. You start putting the Senators back in the pockets of the state legislatures and all of a sudden it's harder to see what's going on. It's not like local news sources (i.e. newspapers, local ...
by GannonFan
Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:18 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Alito
Replies: 107
Views: 5673

Re: Alito

I agree with Cid on this one - foreign entities cannot have the influence on elections that Obama, and others, has said, erroneously, they can now do based on the SCOTUS ruling. To rip the SCOTUS, to their face, during the State of the Union speech, knowing full well that there is no avenue for rebu...
by GannonFan
Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:01 pm
Forum: Championship Subdivision Football - FCS
Topic: A Whole Eleven Minutes of Fun???
Replies: 29
Views: 2267

Re: A Whole Eleven Minutes of Fun???

I actually like soccer, but just because the ball's in play for 95% of the time doesn't mean there's real action to keep your eyes glued to the set. There's a lot of dead time in soccer even with the ball in play. No, not really, there may be less action on the side of the field opposite of the pla...