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  1. All you Republicans need to remember this

    I have been lamenting how this has been buried beneath the last few months' avalanche of noise.
  2. Kansas State to keep Snyder (father)

    I would normally agree with that, but I tend to think that Bill Snyder has earned the right to name a successor. If not, he has earned the right to a mountain of input. Bill Snyder's impact on Kansas State's football program is so immense that the stadium carries his name, and he has devoted a sizeable chunk of his life to that program. There are not many coaches that have had such an impact that they get to coach games in a stadium bearing their name. It is his legacy. He even came out of retirement to put the program back together after the previous successor, that he did not name, failed. If he was stubbornly looking to get his son a job, while his son has been off cutting his teeth on the normal coaching carousel rounds, I would probably look at it differently. However, his son has basically been on staff at Kansas State in one form or another since he graduated. While the son that has been groomed for the job is obviously no guarantee of success, I suspect he is the most likely of anyone Kansas State could hire to succeed Bill Snyder to be able to not miss a beat. There are certainly no other realistic candidates out there that present a greater guarantee of success. I actually look at Sean Snyder as a win-win for Kansas State. If he succeeds Bill Snyder and wins, the program benefits greatly. If he succeeds Bill Snyder and fails, the program benefits from being able to more easily move on.
  3. A sexual harrassment catch all thread.

    A long, but relevant read:
  4. Kansas State to keep Snyder (father)

    I can see both sides of it. Bill Snyder, likely concerned with both his legacy and the program's future, wants his son to succeed him. The stadium is named after him, and his son has been working for him as an assistant since 1994 (likely being groomed for the job much of that time). Sean Snyder is probably better primed for success at Kansas State than anyone else they could hire. On the other hand, Kansas State could be motivated by a desire to look elsewhere, or for more (and more diversified) actual coaching experience. They originally wanted Jim Leavitt, and his resume is certainly more impressive than Sean Snyder's. It also includes over a decade of head coach experience. Sean Snyder has only been serving as special teams coordinator and assistant head coach since 2011. Personally, I tend to think Bill Snyder has earned the right to name his desired successor. If his son is to be that successor, it is not like he is trying to ram someone down their throat simply due to nepotism. He has had his son plugged in to the program, learning from him, for over 20 years. I have no idea what Kansas State's booster/athletic department politics are like, but I suspect a majority supports Bill Snyder, and what he wants. It may simply be best move to let him appoint the successor, ride off into the sunset, and see how that goes. If he fails, they can always add Sean Snyder to the long list of fired college football head coaches. Then again, the best coach in their program's history might also have the right idea.
  5. How can a Christian Support Trump?

    That statement definitely transcends this discussion.
  6. It really is. I completely understand why a Christian baker would object to providing a cake for a same sex marriage, and I might even be inclined to agree that they should be free to decline. On the other hand, it is also the kind of stance that I see as potentially counter-productive for the future of Christianity.
  7. FCC Announces Plans To Repeal Net Neutrality

    While everyone is (rightly) concerned with rubbish like Roy Moore, here is this very important issue flying under the radar...
  8. Charleston police officer shoots man in back

    If he ends up scoring low enough to be assigned to an FCI Low or minimum security camp, I think he would be fine in those general population conditions. The inmates in those facilities are generally non-violent, and not interested in being sent to a much higher security level.
  9. Charleston police officer shoots man in back

    Given the absence of parole at the federal level, the only way to shorten a sentence is to accrue good time (54 days per year) or programs like RDAP. If my math is correct, he will serve at least 17 years even if he accrues maximum good time. The thing that has me curious is how BOP will classify him. He could probably serve a sentence without protective custody if BOP sent him to an FCI Low or minimum security camp, but likely not at an FCI Medium or any USP. Having to spend two decades in administrative detention is one of the worst ways to serve a sentence, but it is better than being beaten to death for being a police officer in prison.
  10. Charleston police officer shoots man in back

    US District Court, so the Marshalls will be carting him off to the Federal Bureau of Prisons soon. That said, I doubt protective custody in a South Carolina state prison is any better than a federal one.
  11. Chad Morris wants to run Air Raid

    Rhett Lashlee has said that his high school teams threw the ball a lot more. Gus' QB in 2007 at Tulsa made 544 pass attempts, and the next QB made 400 in 2008. Chris Todd threw the ball 328 times at Auburn in 2009. Ryan Aplin threw the ball 406 times at Arkansas State in 2012.
  12. Charleston police officer shoots man in back

    I agree that he deserved life. That said, two decades in prison is no joke, especially not for a former police officer. I expect he will be assigned to a medium or high security federal prison. He will most likely serve that sentence in protective custody, which is administrative detention in a federal prison's special housing unit. If he earns the maximum amount of time off his sentence for good behavior, he will still serve at least 17 years. In other words, he will likely spend most of the next two decades locked in his cell for 23 hours per day, with limited commissary and phone privileges.
  13. Oklahoma RB facing rape charges

    If any playoff team can survive the absence of a top RB, it is Oklahoma.