[Hopefully Carr and Tracy can come to an agreement allowing one of them to bow out gracefully before the campaign begins in earnest so that DesJarlais is replaced with someone the district can be proud to have represent them in Congress.]
How has Mr. D. acted and voted since he was elected to Congress? I think his actions and voting record since that time make folks proud to have him represent them in Congress. Otherwise, he wouldn't have won re-election last fall. Mr. D.'s behavior in question was wrong, no doubt, but the incidents happened more than a decade ago. He says he is a changed man since then and he has proven it. How has he not?
So long, Elon. We never liked you that much anyway.
I am willing to go ahead and say that LeBron is the best playmaker in NBA history. The combination of his scoring ability, accurate passes, and overall decision making on the court is unmatched.
I am not a very picky person when it comes to brand-name products so I was unable to come up with a top 5. I like Coke over Pepsi, but if Coke products went away, I wouldn't mind drinking only Pepsi stuff. All ketchup tastes the same to me. Kraft cheese is good, but Mrs. Stewwie buys other cheese anyway and it works just as good. Mrs. Stewwie is more picky than I am (aren't women in general more picky than men?). Anyway, I asked for some help with the top 5 and she gave me a list that was very womanly. For that reason, I will refrain from listing any top 5 in this category.
For the Rushmore of underrated, I like the staycation pick. When we were dating, Mrs. Stewwie and I talked one day about how we hadn't done any of the Chattavegas tourist-y things in a long time (Aquarium, Rock City, etc.) So I took a week off from work that summer and we hit up all of the tourist hot spots. Here are my other underrated picks:
Electric Light Orchestra--They have the most U.S. top 40 hits without a number one.
The month of May--The days are just as long as in July/August, but the heat isn't sweltering yet. It's not cold at all, and the mid-80s days are nice with the slight breeze and low humidity. Plus it's a good time of year for a getaway before the summer crowds pack out any and all fun places you want to go. And there's good deals still to be had before the summer season unofficially starts after Memorial Day.
Stone Mountain Park--When you think of entertainment in the ATL, you either think of the theme parks, the sports teams, or the downtown stuff. But Stone Mountain is a hidden jewel off of 285 that the whole family can enjoy. There's lots to do there instead of just sitting and staring at a big rock all day (though the carving is pretty cool). Or you can round up the dudes and play 18 holes of golf on one of their two courses.
The SoCon will be weaker in both football and basketball going forward, but is that necessarily a bad thing for the Mocs at this point? With an automatic bid to the postseason in both sports, a weaker conference schedule will help us get there year after year. And the continued successes will be attractive to the good recruits.
That said, I can understand a move to the OVC if that is the desire of the powers that be. However, I think that any thoughts of a move to the FBS should be put on the back burner for now and let's wait and see how GSU and App St. fare first. I think the FCS is what's best for the Mocs for at least the near future.
[We can surely agree that the level of play in the NBA — on both ends of the floor — may be as good as ever. The level of officiating is worse than ever.]
Agreed on the level of play but I disagree on the officiating. There's always room for improvement, but the NBA refs are light years ahead of where they were in the 90s and most of last decade. No more obvious superstar calls throughout the game and they actually do call fouls (LeBron picked up a quick 2 last night and ended with 5). Also, no more 70-69 slugfests that were par for the course 10 years ago.
What's worse? Bad calls or bad non-calls? Or does it matter so long as the refs are consistent?
Once again, the media has overblown a passing joke as something way more than it really was. Sergio should have refrained from making his comment only because he should know better with the 24/7 p.c. police around. But Sergio's joke was simply lame and should have been seen only as such. As for Tiger saying that the comment was "hurtful", dude needs to grow up and be a man about it. Besides, he's not going to get much sympathy from many folks outside of the liberal press room after all of his cheatin' ways.
I am pretty excited about the Heat-Pacers series. Glad to see that the Spurs came out on top last night after Memphis benefited greatly from a bad flagrant foul call near the end of regulation. I did not think that Ginobli did anything flagrant in his foul on Allen. I think the play looked worse than it really was because Allen took off from the floor at a bad angle (he should have known a foul was coming in that instance). Also, Allen dramatized his descent to the floor a bit capped with him holding his head in apparent pain despite video review showing that he didn't hit his head at all. How/why the officials upheld the flagrant call is beyond me.
Jay, the NFL's tax-exempt status is currently in the news. If it were up to you, would you allow the NFL to maintain its non-profit status? Or what changes would you make to the current laws to effectively revoke the NFL (and/or NHL and PGA) from having tax-exempt status?
Your psychosis has been duly noted.
There's this button on the left side of the keyboard about halfway up called "Caps Lock". Do us a favor and make sure that button isn't lit up before you start typing. Thanks.
[The definition I provided was from Merriam-Webster.]
I provided the first and only definition to "hypocrisy." You provided the 2nd definition to "hypocrite". I should have made that distinction clear in my previous post. Neither of us are wrong in our definitions.
[It truly is unbelievable that you are incapable of knowing the commonly accept definition of the word "hypocrite" in regard to written words and incapable of understanding that words have multiple definitions depending on the context in which they are written.]
You said I was being hypocritical and I proved that I was not. That's why I accused you of not knowing what the word meant.
[The only one that gets to impose their beliefs on anyone in the gay marriage situation is the religious.]
[My position is to include everyone.]
[That's because you don't know the definition of the word.]
[You had to look it up and only included the first definition you came to.]
I did not have to look it up; I already knew the definition. I posted the definition for you since you obviously didn't already know what it was.
[And you'd still be wrong because I know that Ikeithlu would be "against" any religious institution trying to impose their will through legislation on others.]
It would be illegal to force people into a certain religion. But applying religious principles in laws is not. The Founding Fathers not only knew this but they encouraged applying Christian principles to our government's laws. If you are against doing that, that's your business. But don't ruin it for the majority of our country that wants to keep it that way.
[You don't even understand the definition you provided.]
[Secondly, the definition you provided for the word "hypocrite" isn't the universally accepted definition of the word.]
LOL!! I guess Merriam-Webster has it all wrong? Get them on the phone right now and tell them to change their definition! Unbelievable!!
[How are gays being given rights to marry "imposing' their "beliefs" on you? What rights are you denied by allowing marriage equality?]
The issue is about redefining marriage from what it currently is. That's how it's "imposing" on my beliefs. If gays are wanting other "rights" that they currently don't have, they should try to achieve those things through some other means.
[Marriage equality is inevitable.]
[The Bill of Rights states "equal protection under law".]
Funny that you don't use this statement in defense of the unborn. I guess "consent" is a prerequisite for equal protection? Says who? Not the Constitution.
[The majority cannot vote away that right.]
Marriage itself is not a "right".
I posted a link in my 4:57 pm post yesterday. There's no question that premiums will increase more than normal next year as a direct result of the Obamacare legislation. The only question is by how much.