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by GannonFan
Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:50 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Former House Speaker Hastert’s perk costs taxpayers $1 Mill
Replies: 21
Views: 873

Re: Former House Speaker Hastert’s perk costs taxpayers $1 Mill

Federal law allows former House speakers to maintain a taxpayer-funded office anywhere in the United States for up to five years. The purpose is to "facilitate the administration, settlement and conclusion of matters pertaining to or arising out of" a former speaker's tenure in the House. Yeah, tha...
by GannonFan
Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:07 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: SC Lawmaker Wants To Ban Federal Currency
Replies: 27
Views: 1849

Re: SC Lawmaker Wants To Ban Federal Currency

I somehow sense Citdog is behind this!!! Texas may get more press for having more whackos, but South Carolina is doing their part to make it a tight contest!
by GannonFan
Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:06 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: George Will Says Palin Won't Be Prez
Replies: 60
Views: 2877

Re: George Will Says Palin Won't Be Prez

Good read on this by Will. Palin has plenty of positives that keeps her in the news and for many people, she is extremely genuine and likeable. With that said, she just doesn't have the tools to 1) succcessfully navigate a Presidential Campaign and 2) just would be in over her head if she somehow su...
by GannonFan
Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:39 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Evan Bayh Won't Seek Re-Election
Replies: 32
Views: 1222

Re: Evan Bayh Won't Seek Re-Election

It's a shame because Bayh is probably the type of politician we really want in Washington, however, as he admits, the town is almost pandering entirely to the political zealots and both parties have lost the middle ground where typically power resides. Until one party makes a move to claim the midd...
by GannonFan
Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:14 am
Forum: Other College Sports
Topic: Pre-Season Coaches LAX Poll
Replies: 46
Views: 3295

Re: Pre-Season Coaches LAX Poll

I use LAX Power...you can see all conferences at all levels plus polls... http://www.laxpower.com/common/college_men.php Thanks, Col Do you guys know why Sacred heart, Bryant, Robert Morris, Johns Hopkins can't get a associate membership to a conf. like CAA, ECAC, AEC, MAAC? Sacred Heart and Robert...
by GannonFan
Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:01 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Kudos to Obama's Nuclear Ambitions
Replies: 90
Views: 3412

Re: Kudos to Obama's Nuclear Ambitions

Yup, it's about time. Worst mistake we made was moving away from nuclear energy so many years ago . It can and is done correct and safely so there's no reason not to do it. France's support of nuclear energy has really helped to make a lot of inroads in how to deal with the waste that is generated ...
by GannonFan
Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:22 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Kudos to Obama's Nuclear Ambitions
Replies: 90
Views: 3412

Re: Kudos to Obama's Nuclear Ambitions

This is one good thing about Obama being president. If a Republican suggested this, the left would have blown a gasket. Agreed - this had to come from a Democrat. Bush talked about this but it never got anywhere. Of all the things Obama can deliver, I hope this ends up being one of the things he ac...
by GannonFan
Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:19 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Evan Bayh Won't Seek Re-Election
Replies: 32
Views: 1222

Re: Evan Bayh Won't Seek Re-Election

The thing is, it's been an anti incumbent movement going back to 2006 but some people haven't been playing close attention. Back then, the GOP got tossed because they were spending uncontrollably and Bush was weak in the WH. It continued through 2008 as the GOP was seen as the party of the incumben...
by GannonFan
Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:11 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Kudos to Obama's Nuclear Ambitions
Replies: 90
Views: 3412

Re: Kudos to Obama's Nuclear Ambitions

Yup, it's about time. Worst mistake we made was moving away from nuclear energy so many years ago. It can and is done correct and safely so there's no reason not to do it. France's support of nuclear energy has really helped to make a lot of inroads in how to deal with the waste that is generated fr...
by GannonFan
Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:04 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics Thread
Replies: 520
Views: 18013

Re: 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics Thread

bobbythekidd wrote:Actually, I love to watch it. I don't know the rules or the objective, but I can sit here and watch that **** all day.
Shuffleboard on ice - it's really that simple. :thumb:
by GannonFan
Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:30 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Evan Bayh Won't Seek Re-Election
Replies: 32
Views: 1222

Re: Evan Bayh Won't Seek Re-Election

Can we get another 600+ of these? at the rate we are going there may be very few returning members of congress next year. Good thing for those Sens who arent up this year. I think both parties would be wise to challenge their incumbents, because there isnt a anti democrat movement as conks would li...
by GannonFan
Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:42 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Bring Home America's Cup
Replies: 12
Views: 750

Re: Bring Home America's Cup

What in the world would possess them to hold this event at the same time as the Olympics? I remember back in the day when the whole WORLD would stop and watch these races. Now, they're one race from it being OVER and this is the first we've heard of it? Has it been marginalized that much? Yup - cou...
by GannonFan
Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:20 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Olympic Luge
Replies: 30
Views: 1808

Re: Olympic Luge

Said it in the other thread on this - there have been crashes all week and people have been questioning whether it's too fast. Heck, even the favorites in one of the events crashed and was knocked unconscious, so it's not shocking to think something equally awful or worse could happen to a lesser sk...
by GannonFan
Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:02 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Happy Birthday, Abraham Lincoln
Replies: 63
Views: 2772

Re: Happy Birthday, Abraham Lincoln

Sounds like the argument a lot of people use when arguing the side of the south :D We southerners are a stubborn bunch. I try not to impose modern morals on the past, but when your opposition does, you are forced to. I believe that every state has the right to leave the Union. Is it funny that many...
by GannonFan
Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:56 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Happy Birthday, Abraham Lincoln
Replies: 63
Views: 2772

Re: Happy Birthday, Abraham Lincoln

When Southern states had issues, Buchanan(that gay POS) should've acted. When Lincoln came in he should have not rejected the CSA attempts at peace. Get them to the table and talk it out. We are a union of states and no state should impose it's will upon another. No person should impose his will up...
by GannonFan
Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:48 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Happy Birthday, Abraham Lincoln
Replies: 63
Views: 2772

Re: Happy Birthday, Abraham Lincoln

To be fair, the situation Lincoln found himself in was far, far graver than anything Bush was faced with. Dissolution of the very nation he was President of versus being targetted by a small group of terrorists are not the same things. Hard to make any legit comparisions between the two. But you ca...
by GannonFan
Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:41 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Happy Birthday, Abraham Lincoln
Replies: 63
Views: 2772

Re: Happy Birthday, Abraham Lincoln

You're entitled to your opinions but you aren't entitled to your own facts. Do you even know how the Convention was formed? Do you know when it was formed and by whom? Apparently you don't. The state Assembly called the convention into existence and established it be done via an election. They also...
by GannonFan
Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:34 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Happy Birthday, Abraham Lincoln
Replies: 63
Views: 2772

Re: Happy Birthday, Abraham Lincoln

:roll: Some of you cannot seperate the truth from myth. The South had a right to secede from the Union. It is a Union of States. And again, where was this "right" codified? The Founders couldn't agree whether such a right existed, so all of a sudden more than 200 years after the Constitution was wr...
by GannonFan
Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:10 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Happy Birthday, Abraham Lincoln
Replies: 63
Views: 2772

Re: Happy Birthday, Abraham Lincoln

Well then, why do you persist in making up the history? There were two governments, both considered themselves legit, and both were on very questionable grounds, even with the hindsight of history. Just because I grew up in Delaware and Pennsylvania doesn't mean that I can just pronounce some opini...
by GannonFan
Fri Feb 12, 2010 1:45 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Happy Birthday, Abraham Lincoln
Replies: 63
Views: 2772

Re: Happy Birthday, Abraham Lincoln

Of course, that just glosses over all the other details of what transpired in Missouri during that time and also assumes the question of legitimacy favors the legislature you apparently favor. However, Missouri was murky then and even with the benefit of hindsight from today it's still murky now. I...
by GannonFan
Fri Feb 12, 2010 1:40 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Happy Birthday, Abraham Lincoln
Replies: 63
Views: 2772

Re: Happy Birthday, Abraham Lincoln

Honest Abe. Hmm....my mom got me a really nice framed print of Lincoln as a young lawyer. Its the painting that sits over the mantel in the White House dining room (see below). Perfect for my office, but I'm too lazy to bring it on the bus. http://www.britannica.com/blogs/wp-content/uploads/2008/02...
by GannonFan
Fri Feb 12, 2010 1:36 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Happy Birthday, Abraham Lincoln
Replies: 63
Views: 2772

Re: Happy Birthday, Abraham Lincoln

Sure, Abe Lincoln, all by himself, brought about the Civil War. :roll: As for justification, hey, that's been answered for more than 100 years now - it was to hold the US together as a single nation. Secession was never a clear right of the states and the war settled the question once and for all. ...
by GannonFan
Fri Feb 12, 2010 1:35 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Happy Birthday, Abraham Lincoln
Replies: 63
Views: 2772

Re: Happy Birthday, Abraham Lincoln

Really? So in your opinion secession was a clear and absolute right of the states? Wow, considering the contemporaries of the day, from the Constitution in 1787 all the way up to the Civil War couldn't agree on a clear and absolute answer to that question, then I guess the only reason we had the Ci...
by GannonFan
Fri Feb 12, 2010 1:22 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Happy Birthday, Abraham Lincoln
Replies: 63
Views: 2772

Re: Happy Birthday, Abraham Lincoln

Sure, Abe Lincoln, all by himself, brought about the Civil War. :roll: As for justification, hey, that's been answered for more than 100 years now - it was to hold the US together as a single nation. Secession was never a clear right of the states and the war settled the question once and for all. ...
by GannonFan
Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:50 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Happy Birthday, Abraham Lincoln
Replies: 63
Views: 2772

Re: Happy Birthday, Abraham Lincoln

Sure, Abe Lincoln, all by himself, brought about the Civil War. :roll: As for justification, hey, that's been answered for more than 100 years now - it was to hold the US together as a single nation. Secession was never a clear right of the states and the war settled the question once and for all. ...