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Re: Blankenship running for Senate
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What was the deal about McConnel talking about WV, and the 3rd loser?


McConnel took offense to Blankenship referring to him as Cocaine Mitch because of his father-in-law's shipping company caught someone smuggling drugs. Can't really blame him. I dislike McConnel but Blankenship was out of line.

So he tweeted a "thanks for playing" message to Blankenship with a background of a drug related show on Netflix(?)

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Re: Dearly departed roll call
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For my friends that listen to NPR

Carl Kasell

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Re: Fluoride
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Fluoride Officially Classified As A Neurotoxin In World’s Top Medical Journals
http://awarenessact.com/fluoride-offi ... lds-top-medical-journals/


I wish we would quit adding fluoride to drinking water. The only benefit it gives our teeth is what comes in contact with the teeth topically. Why would we want to ingest such an adjuvant in every drink of tap water we drink?


Because I didn't have fluoride and my teeth had holes in them from before I had fluoride in the water. Since I have only had 1 cavity.

My kids have had no cavities.....EVER..

That is a really good reason.

The amount of fluoride in tap water poses no risk. If you are concerned about the fluoride you should be frightened by the lead. While it made headlines in Michigan it is all through our country at much higher levels than fluoride.

Posted on: 4/12 8:15 pm
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Re: Yet another school massacre post-mortem analysis
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For point 1: it’s controversial that these kids had help organizing and shaping their message by like-minded adults? Why? I haven’t heard anyone contend that they did everything themselves. Were they expected to have a bake sale and raise the money themselves in order to be credible? George Clooney (liberal) and the owner of the Patriots (conservative) were very open about their contributions. What I’ve heard is plenty of “they’re just puppets” accusations from a whole lot of people that have never been shot at in school. I don’t understand the “they didn’t do this themselves” critique.

Point 2: yep, they are young and have outrageous demands. Yes, there are adults that feel the same. This is not the majority of us. However, most of America is willing to consider additional gun regulations.. Once upon a time the government would get together and compromise in order to try to fix things. Now one side is eternally bent over for the NRA.

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I don’t want to take anybody’s guns. But I’m not afraid to let a conversation happen and listen a bit to people that don’t necessarily think like me.


Apparently you didn't bother to read my comment. I clearly stated that there was no problem with it but there needs to be an open statement of WHO was behind it.

George Clooney and The Patriots owner were certainly involved this last weekend but I like how you rewrite history.

As for George Clooney he thinks so little of this country that he hasn't lived here for years. You want a reason NOT to have an opinion. If you aren't working for making the place better because you are in Italy don't criticize it.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/march-for ... turned-grief-into-action/

The truth apparently is stranger than fiction.

The key takeaway here is this statement.

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Delaney Tarr: It wasn't even like an intentional -- we all grouped together. It was – we all had these different things that we were saying and different things we were doing that people were responding to. And that was just kind of a natural push to get us to come together and for us to become, like, a united force.


Now read this sentence closely. It wasn't even intentional, there was just some sort of natural push. If that doesn't scream puppetry I don't know what does. So people were just responding to what THEY were saying. No statement that ANYONE other than the students are behind it.

As for this statement from you:

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What I’ve heard is plenty of “they’re just puppets” accusations from a whole lot of people that have never been shot at in school


What does this even mean? So I can't have an opinion if I didn't get shot at at school? Really? That is insane! So I guess YOU and I can't criticize Trump because we have never been President. WOW!

The NRA holds everyone hostage is a tired old statement. The NRA holds congresspeople hostage because NRA members vote and they hold this to be passionate about an issue.

If you told me that you were going to change a law and that would be it I would certainly listen but history has shown that this ISN'T the case.

Because gun control ISN'T the problem any change to this is not going to result in a solution. When it happens again you guys will sit here and say......"we need to talk. We just need to make some more laws. IF we strangle the 99.9% of the law abiding citizen's rights we can fix this." But you can't because I isn't going to. The FedEx bomber proves that. Its called incrementalism. It has been going on for all of my life although the things which needed fixing have changed. 30 years ago it was handguns. My god we have to get rid of these handguns in our inner city. So we created an arduous process to have a handgun and carry it in these cities and what has it gotten us. No much change in real violent crime.

If you don't listen to reason to realize that CNN making heroes out of losers is the problem, I can't help you.

Posted on: 3/29 7:45 am
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Re: Yet another school massacre post-mortem analysis
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Two things I will say on here and, I hope, leave it at that.

1. Anyone who believe that the kids from Stoneman Douglas High School organized all of the stuff they did after the shooting and in some instances within 24 hours of the shooting.....is an idiot.

I have two kids. I work with kids every day. There is no way 15,16,17 and 18 year old's could put together something that quickly. Its almost like an outside organization had it all planned and was merely waiting for a PLACE to jump into action.

I have no real problem with that but for full disclosure people should know WHO is behind the scenes controlling the puppets.

2. I find it very hypocritical that there are those on this board that stated when we talked about murders (8,000 or so a year) that one couldn't focus on black people in the neighborhood even though the black population is over represented in violent crime because these crimes are so rare that it doesn't justify an apparent rights violation but because of something that happens <550 times per year we can get rid of 99.9% of the people's rights who are law abiding.

Now I have no problem with the former but come on! If you are going to be in favor of preserving 15% of the public's rights you certainly need to be protecting 99.9% of the public's rights.

Posted on: 3/28 11:23 am
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Re: Yet another school massacre post-mortem analysis
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I agree with everyone’s view above on the Trump comment. Not sure he understood the consequences of what he was saying.

Also agree with “when did the govt ever take something away that they gave back?”. There are likely some examples...but none that I can think of.



Booze (prohibition)


Took a LOT of bloodshed before they did too.


Fortunately some people had automatic weapons or we never would have gotten the booze back.

Wait.....automatic weapons were illegal......people had those back then? Didn't they need background checks and licenses for them? I am betting some of those guys circumvented the checks. You think?

Posted on: 3/8 4:26 pm
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Re: Big 12 Basketball Tournament Thread
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Today's game probably shouldn't be a close game (ie....less than 10) but it probably will be.

Posted on: 3/8 9:40 am
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Re: Fake News
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Drudge only provides links to conservative viewpoints and juices up the verbiage in those links to set the tone. I’d say it is appropriately positioned...as is CNN (not saying those two are the same).


I’m going to have to call BS on this one. Featured link on Drudge right now is titled, “Cohn Walks Stocks Tank”. It links to a CNBC article.
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/06/gary-c ... visor-new-york-times.html

How is that slanted and linked conservative?


As a person that has read the Drudge Report for probably most of its existence.....It is conservatively slanted. At least 60% of the articles are conservative content.

But even more than that they can't wait for an article about Hillary Clinton so they can pull out one of the five pictures of her that have her eyes bugging out or a scowl on her face even if the actual article is about petting puppies.

I love Drudge don't get me wrong but it is a conservative site at heart.

Posted on: 3/7 8:38 am
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Re: Fake News
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Interesting. Tried to resize but didn’t work. I have to zoom to see it.

Link


Overall, I would agree with that chart. I might move some people around a little but I think it is pretty fair. I think it would be nice to add a few more Conservative pages that I don't see on the list that I use sometimes. I am thinking about sites like RealClearPolitics. I think most of the articles on there are more mainstream with a conservative bent but they are indeed an opinion site.

I don't have a problem with people reading things like Breitbart as long as you understand that any given "fact" reported by them has a 50/50 chance of actually being true.

Posted on: 3/6 8:40 am
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Re: Yet another school massacre post-mortem analysis
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So.....Trump coming for your guns....Hmmmmmm


So not one conservative got their knickers in a knot when the president of the United States said “take the guns first and have due process later”???!?!!

This is what conservatives think liberals are saying behind closed doors and rage! Trump says it in a gun meeting and not a peep from the consistently conservative crowd. Odd.


I have to admit you really hit the nail on the head here.

I told my wife that I was thinking about buying an AR-15 or two. She asked "Why?". I said that it was because the government doesn't want me to have one and most importantly, they are at a pretty good price now because everyone thinks that Trump will protect them.

I think Trump is a snake in the grass. He would sell out my 2nd amendment rights if he thinks it would get him another term. You can take that to the bank!

As for the "Take the guns first and have due process later". I might not have a problem with that IF there was due process later. I think a case COULD be made for doing that but the due process needs to start immediately and be swift. Not necessarily the return of the guns but a criteria for the return of the guns should be known quickly.

Does anyone know of people in the US being given BACK their guns after seizure? I can't think of an example. This is my fear about the due process argument.

....and having experience with having things taken from me (not guns mind you) and the fact that I personally have never gotten back what I had I am skeptical this is workable in real life.

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Re: Swamp Drainage
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Trey Gowdy: A Second Special Counsel ‘May Be Unavoidable’
https://www.google.com/amp/amp.dailyca ... 04/gowdy-special-counsel/


Trey Gowdy wants to investigate something? There must be an election around the corner!

Do Republicans forget who appointed Mueller? Forget how he was embraced as a man perfectly fit for the job?. But as soon as he actually starts going his job and not merely going through the motions to clear President Cheeto, conservatives call for his head. Deep state! Deep state!

Absolutely ridiculous.


It is ridiculous. He hasnt been doing his job and he has spent millions of our money to go after 13 Russians. Give me a break.


True......It almost pisses one off as much as Baylor's former President spending $40 million investigating Bill Clinton for 8 years and impeaching him on items COMPLETELY unrelated issues from Whitewater. Kinda like that.

Posted on: 3/5 1:20 pm
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Re: Random non-WVU college basketball thread
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I don't watch a lot of college basketball--usually just WVU games. I have seen both WVU games against OU and watched some of the OU - Baylor game last night (with the hope it would put me to sleep). In those three games I just haven't seen what all the fuss is about. Some players you can just tell they are superior even when they are having an off night. Even that Melo kid from Maryland that Nathan Adrian knocked out looked better even though WVU had him tied up before he was concussed.



I completely agree. I think this is an example of a kid that I am sure was unbelievable at the high school level but I just don't see it at the college level.

Maybe he will turn into something later in college. Right now he is just a spastic kid.

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Re: NIT TO HAVE DEEPER 3 POINT LINE
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I’m ok with the quarter format if they take away some time outs. I think it will slow the game even more.


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Yeah....I am sure the media is going to reduce the time they can sell crap to the public.

No. Everything will be the same. Then when the games run too long they will reduce the quarter time or better yet have the clock run on everything but foul shots.

Then they will increase the time-out times and between quarter times and half-times so they can pimp crap people don't need and then just run the clock all of the time.

Take a look in football to see how rule changes have been put into effect to change the length of the game. NOT ONE of the changes has been to change the length of the non-playing AKA advertising time.

Going to games now is a chore of staring at the orange vested guy standing on the field! I pay a cool $80+ a ticket to spend MOST of my time NOT WATCHING the game and trying to figure out why the football game goes 4 hours.

If you want to speed up basketball make the half-times 10 minutes. That is what they are in high school. Half times are so long now half the time I forget I was watching a game . OK, I realize I am old and senility may be creeping in but WTF?!

The rule changes above are to make the men's game more like the women's game.

Many of these changes are constantly being floated at the high school level too. As an official we are constantly polled (as are coaches) for potential rule changes and these changes are always at the top. The 5 fouls per quarter is a way to reduce foul shooting.

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Re: Is the NCAA racist?
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The NCAA is biased toward the color green.




However this being February you can add black also as this is what Scott was saying. Predominantly White sports like hockey and baseball players are able to go directly from school to developmental farms for money but basketball players are not!


Once again as I have always said many people map racism to class-ism especially when there is a disproportionate membership in an economic class.

While you mention baseball and hockey, do you realize how LITTLE money this generates NCAA member schools? I suspect that baseball and hockey are funded by basketball and football that have requirements.

As for race.....I notice you didn't mention track and field. I am sure there is an over representation of African-American athletes in track and field.

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Re: WVU Football Thread for Things That Don't Need Their Own Thread
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The loss of Israel won't affect a whole lot.


Yes. Because we were stacked at QB.

So we held him out of any backup roll in the Bowl game so that we wouldn't burn his red-shirt to have him leave?

Glad we did that! Whew we almost wasted a guy's year of eligibility.

I sure hope that people are concerned about this. So now if Grier goes down we HOPE Allison is the answer. Trey Lowe MAY be good someday. So we can expect Chugs to be our second backup...at worst. He is hardly now being buried in our depth chart. It is still early.

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Re: BAYLOR on Taco Tuesday
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serious question - how is it that when we drive the lane it looks like our guys are running into a forest but, when our competitors do the same thing it looks like we don't have the same amount of guys on the floor?


Take a look at how we play defense. While we may well be playing a 1-3-1 defense or a 2-3 zone the fact is we often trap the ball handler out past the 28 foot mark. When passes are made from that its hard to out match 4 guys with 3 guys. They will always have the numerical advantage. Match that with the fact that our zone defense plays farther out than most zones and you can see that the opponent doesn't have to overload the zone they can almost attack it like we are playing man-to-man by spreading it.

Now saying that, the fact is also that you don't get 13 blocked shots by not having a tree in front of the basket so I think perception is also off here.

When we have the ball, we don't really have a lights-out 3 point shooter. We don't have that guy who if he has an open look is going to make a three most of the time.

When we attack the basket like we do in the first half there are numerous times that we have good unimpeded drives but when you sit back and run time the defense can pack in and make you shoot out front. The shot clock becomes our enemy.

When you drive the lane with less than 5 seconds to go on the SC you had better get VERY significant contact or, as an official, you are going to look like you are bailing out the offensive player who didn't have a chance. Add to that the way Javon drives to the basket like his head is on-fire and that adds to problem.

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Re: BAYLOR on Taco Tuesday
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Anyone that believes this team is an elite team is deluded.

At best they have one win coming in the NCAA tournament. I could also see them sliding to the point where they are an 8/9 matchup.

Until they learn to play a full game attacking the basket they are forever going to be a "choke" team. I don't think I have ever seen a team of talented players as snake-bit as these guys are in the second half.

Whatever they did to get up 28 (I missed the first half) they should do to stay up. Maybe Huggins should call Spavital to have him teach the guys to have the pedal on the floor all of the time. Our second half process is akin to what you guys want Spavital to do. Milk the clock. Unfortunately football isn't like basketball and you can't milk clock. Basketball is all about working to get the matchup you want and to exploit it. You have to exploit it with 28 seconds on the clock if it is there. You can't wait for 5 seconds. Mismatches don't appear out of the blue they are a result of work.

Had this team last night been anyone better than Baylor we lose again.


Posted on: 2/21 11:09 am
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Re: KU Chickenhawks Gameday Thread
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http://www.kctv5.com/story/37534314/b ... ree-throws-against-kansas

A visual review of the plays.

Some passing in the paint against a big man would have helped. Our players need to watch these clips and think about their position and how to make the play better.


Wow! You mean people who actually analyze basketball didn't think watching Javon Carter bounce and hold the ball for 20 seconds each possession with 9 minutes to go in the game, then drive somewhere, throw up a prayer and look at the officials wasn't the bees knees of basketball strategy? Who knew?!

Posted on: 2/20 9:09 am
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Re: Charleston Gazette files for bankruptcy
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I saw a tweet that Bob Nutting offered $11 million for the paper.

The tweet mentioned that this offer would make the Charleston Gazette the highest paid Pirate.

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Re: WVU Football 2018 Recruiting Thread
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Anyone know of a good site to get up on all the rules for what class they count and how many of each you can have.


I suspect if you wade through this document it will tell you.

http://www.ncaapublications.com/productdownloads/D118.pdf

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