Bigbens42

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  1. Let's expand on this, as it struck me that Trump has done more for the reputations if Bush and Obama than anyone else. Theyboth had at least a basic understanding of how the US government works, and they did both make efforts to work within its confines (with Obama being thwarted a lot). But there was never an impression that either of them did not respect the rule of law or the Constitution. There was never an impression that they were trying to feather their own nests, either. In W's case, it has really been his demeanor since leaving office which has most impressed me. In this period, he has shown a level of character which, by way of contrast, remains totally absent in Dick Cheney. And one can (at least I can) see in Bush a real empathy for others which I've never seen in Rove. But Trump is never going to be reflective. He's never going to feel much empathy for others. He's never going to have "character" because that word and attribute refer to honesty, to transparency, to consistency, to dependability and to an innate sense of community membership. For conservatives, has your opinion on Obama changed or evolved? Same for liberals, same question, only with W.
  2. http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/latest-obama-hosted-kelly-breakfast-son-died-50538345
  3. I have my doubts about his efficacy as a president, but very little that he truly cared about the troops and their families.
  4. Best (and worst) beers you've ever had

    I never miss an opportunity to brag.
  5. Best (and worst) beers you've ever had

    Both. Good People is everywhere and I expect Avondale will be soon as well.
  6. Best (and worst) beers you've ever had

    Mentioned it before, but my wife and I had our reception there. Good times.
  7. Best (and worst) beers you've ever had

    Maybe not for long. I'm not a huge fan, but their sours have been getting way better lately. The sour room at the brewery was a good experience.
  8. This is good journalism. Marino has withdrawn his name from consideration for the drug czar nomination.
  9. Best (and worst) beers you've ever had

    Good People has purchased Avondale Brewing. Interdasting.
  10. World Cup 2018

    We had a day of ups and downs today in the showcase. Got crushed by BUSA 07 Hypervenom in the early game. It's odd, as we opened the season 2-0 against them. We plateaued early and have fallen back to the mean, I'm afraid. Sadie had a good game in goal but 3 still got through her. Midfield overran the run of play several times, leaving our defenders in a 5v3/2 hole. Sadie got bombarded. She made 5 or 6 saves, but the damage was done. Played the game out between the sticks. She took it well enough. I've emphasized the "water off a ducks back" philosophy ever since she was put there. She's come a long way. She was in tears the first time she allowed multiple goals, in a game we won, mind you. Afternoon game was a different story. An OG put HSV up 1-0, but they started Sadie out of goal and at striker for the first time this year. (Academy is developmental so they rotate quite a bit. It's good because it emphasizes footwork, and it's important she not panic with the ball at her feet in goal, which will be her primary position going forward.) She answered with a breakaway and a nice strike from the top of the box with her left foot that crept under the bar , which is impressive in that she has never had a left foot before today. Only goal of the season, and it was a beauty. We piled on afterward. They put her back in goal to start the second half, closing out a 6-1 win. Can't say much for HSV's class, though. First meeting. I'll say this about the pay for play in Trussville, at least. The gulf in class and quality between the rec and competitive coaching is massive. They do good work. Practically all of her goalkeeper training comes from me, but her play in the field has improved at a ridiculous pace. They do good work in that regard, and have instilled and perpetuated a love for the game. She's way into it. We watch the USWNT together every time we can catch them. Just hope it stays that way as she grows up.
  11. Best (and worst) beers you've ever had

    I liked last year's better. Imma write Gus to reimburse me for the cigar. So ticked.
  12. FINAL: AU 23 LSU 27 -- Postgame Thread

    We melting? I'm melting.