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  2. Pile on the guy who misspoke right? The LAW is being forced upon all of us. Not sure how you guys read my post though and came to the conclusion that I thought woman were being forced to have abortions but whatever. Also sorry I didn't realize that the "pro-choice" movement is winning by a point... I guess I need to work a little harder to get my message out right? <sarcasm> Why all the mentions of the GOP? I am not part of the Good ole' party, nor have I been for a long time. I am certainly not a democrat either so does that make me a hard right winger or something? 8 years of Democratic law and what has Obama done to help the poor. NOTHING! And guess what, doubt Trump will either. System is rigged and we are always focusing on these out-liner issues (me included) we get nowhere. Either way, I do care about the poor, I do want there to be a safety net but we should be focusing on education and ways to get people off of things like welfare. Kind of like preventative health care, instead of treating the problem (welfare) we also need to treat why it is a problem (education and lack of skill sets). If you guys can't agree to that, then I guess we can keep going back and forth about issues that really don't matter. Roe v. wade isn't going to be repealed. It has been and will continue to be the rule of the land. Old, my opinions are also my own and I also try to educate myself about what I believe. I started my original post stating that I have many beliefs that hit each part of the political spectrum. For one, I think that Trump is completely wrong about immigration. While I believe in strong borders, kicking out all the immigrants is immoral but it would also completely destroy our moral fabric and economy. Stupid, stupid talk and way for him to stroke the ego's of people that do believe that so he could get elected. I might not agree with a lot of the stuff you are saying, but I still respect the fact that you say them and I believe that you believe them. Same with all of you, much respect and I wish I could spend time on here and go back and forth like I used to... It isn't in the cards though. Sorry all for the rants, abortion is a topic that riles me up...
  3. I am all for helping out the poor. What is the saying about give a man a fish vs. teach a man to fish. I think that welfare is very very important in our society. For some (single mothers for instance) it is a necessity but for many others we should be giving technical training so they can get jobs. While I don't think that college is for everyone nor should it be funded as such, training specific trades should be funded and provided to anyone. Especially those that are on welfare. As far as my last statement, your right and I must have been having a bad night... Either way I do miss the old give and take this forum used to be and it seems like that is long over. I can't blame anyone but myself though because I was one of the voices to the right of most of you and I don't contribute anymore. But even still, it seems like there is usually one opinion and others just pile on for anyone not in that opinion. This country was founded as colonies and eventually states because there are differences of opinion and laws should be made by the will of the people. Otherwise why have states? The biggest issue with abortion is it being forced upon the half of the country that believe it is wrong.
  4. LOL you guys don't know me, how do you know that I don't care about kids after their born? Never said that, I don't believe it... I am also not trying impose to put my religious beliefs on any of you... I am not that kind of guy I try to be open minded and I certainly don't fall into the category that you think I do. I have many liberal beliefs, granted I lean conservative/libertarian but I am not someone that just says what other people think because I fit into a little box. But on this issue I do happen to be very much a pro-life person... You brought up gay marriage Old. it's none of my business what other people do... I am married and I wouldn't recommend it lol. But notice one huge difference between the abortion and gay marriage debate right? It's up to the states to decide... In other words, it's up to you and I to vote on whether we think it should be allowed in our state. Not based on the out-of-touch politicians and un-elected supreme court justices to make the decisions for us... Just saying, it brings a good point up imo. Hate to say it, but this small debate makes me remember why I don't hang out and do this anymore (other than the whole lack of time and full of responsibility thing)... One differing opinion and then a bunch of jacking each other off and making false assumptions about the "black sheep" of the forum....
  5. A couple of points from my perspective. I've never had a mole that had a heartbeat. I have 3 children but my wife and I lost one as well. I remember going to our doctor's appointment and the nurse trying like hell to find the heartbeat. It was one of the hardest days of my life and was particularly hard on my wife who grieved for a long long time. It is very offensive to me to compare a mole to a human embryo. It is a living being as soon as it is conceived imo and should be treated as such. With this perspective you can probably imagine it's hard for me to justify abortion except in the most extreme circumstances. I will never accept that roe v. wade is the correct decision. Sorry but to me this is murder. But I also know that my opinion is only one and others can have a different perspective. Therefore I don't think this is a federal issue but should be allowed or banned based on state. That is the whole purpose of the states and allows people to not feel infringed where the government is forcing laws that are severely against my morals. I expect to get crushed on preceding posts and luckily I don't really care But know that the roe v. wade decision has created this divide because it forced us to allow (imo) murder to the most innocent of our people. Also keep in mind I do believe there should be circumstances that abortion SHOULD be allowed at a federal level. But the question that seemed to be posing here is taking religion out of the question (hard for me to do, but ok) and whether or not voluntary abortions should be allowed... My simple answer is "let the voters decide".
  6. Thanks Elflocko and Jamie, all are doing great. Up to 3 hoodlums running around the house causing havoc! Like I said I never left but time is not exactly abundant anymore so my mass posting days are over. I will try to put my two cents in here and there though. Started a new job earlier this year as well. Things are def good but def crazy at the same time. Wouldn't have it any other way though
  7. You know when you are debating something with someone and then you say one phrase and the other person stops listening to your point and starts thinking of their retort to that one phrase you just made... Try to debate a topic with someone and bring up socialism in the middle of it and watch what happens 99% of the time. Not ragging the thread b/c its a worthy topic. However these distinctions drive me crazy. We all try to label ourselves or one another and it gets us nowhere. Rarely does a real debate happen where someone posts an idea and someone on "the other side" is like "yeah, I agree that is a good idea." I have ideas all over the board and I can't rightly define myself. I believe that the federal gov't does and should play a large role in our lives but many issues should be left up to the state. I believe that we are wasting billions of dollars in the war on drugs, although I think that we should be spending more on the war on hard drugs. I believe that if I lived in Mexico I would be trying to sneak into the greatest superpower this world has probably even known, but at the same time how can we turn our heads on illegal immigration and not try to stop it... But I also believe that building a giant bad ass wall isn't stopping anything and we have to find a smarter way to get immigrants in legally. How do we do that? I have no freaking idea but as long as we debate what a socialist, communist, fascist, liberal, libertarian or conservative is we are just spinning our wheels. That is my two cents. Sorry I don't post here much anymore fellas... I do miss most of you but I usually felt like I was talking to a wall and not getting anywhere but frustrated. I will never leave for good though
  8. Does sound fishy... All happened before Calipari was recruiting him at UK and both UK and the NCAA checked out the situation before he played. I think there was probably some fishy shit going on at his high school but i am not worried for UK.
  9. [quote name='steggyD' date='09 December 2009 - 02:18 PM' timestamp='1260382701' post='839313'] Headed to the City to watch tonight's game! Go Wildcats!!! [/quote] Damn!!! That would be awesome.
  10. [quote name='ThurmanMunster' post='723682' date='Nov 15 2008, 12:32 AM']lmao. UK has some good talent on the team but billy g is a TERRIBLE coach. i hate UK and love seeing UK fans pissed so i hope billy g hangs around for a while.[/quote] go fuck yourself... VMI plays a crazy ass up tempo game and billy plays 95% man to man and never budges from it... We are not in good enough shape for that yet, but we'll all see who is laughing at the end of the year... We have way too much talent to not be good this year... The NC game could get ugly though...
  11. [i]Best story though comes from Brett Dawson of the Courier Journal who was standing with Coach Gillispie when it happened. He told me that Gillispie took it in stride and said, “I just thought it was the Kentucky fans coming in.”[/i] I love coach Gillespie.. [url="http://blog.kentuckysportsradio.com/?p=5218"]http://blog.kentuckysportsradio.com/?p=5218[/url]
  12. [quote name='steggyD' post='643615' date='Mar 15 2008, 08:48 AM']From what I heard, they'll play again at 8:30, if they win. That still stinks. If we win the first game, there's no way we win again. I hope the comittee takes this into consideration on Sunday.[/quote] this is what i heard... still sucks, but not nearly as bad as practically 4 straight half's...
  13. Right now, i go: 1. Chuch Hayes (I love a big man that can bring the ball up the court during the press... hayes did that constantly) 2. PP (already on my list... he'll be number 1 by next year probably) 3. Tayshawn (how can you not like prince? He and Jamal Mashburn are the best UK players i've seen play, but i just like the styles of both hayes and Patterson better... i love Tay though...)
  14. [quote name='#22' post='643222' date='Mar 13 2008, 10:51 PM']yeah...this is where I start to cheat a little in my analysis because of Patterson's Injury. For Centers and Forwards, I will look at their season averages compared to UK's last 3 games (ones without Patrick). [b]TAMU Frontcourt[/b]: Joseph Jones (f/c): 27.3 mpg, 13.4 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 1.1 spg, .8 blocks pg, 3.4 personal fouls, .552fg%, .781ft%, .400 3pt % Antanas Kavaliauskas©:28.4 mpg, 11.9 ppg, 6.3 rpg, .6 spg, .7 blocks pg, 3.1 personal fouls, .554fg%, .649ft%, .375 3pt% Marlon Pompey (f): 15.9 mpg, 3.5ppg, 2.8 rpg, .5 spg, .4 blocks pg, 2.5 personal fouls, .500fg%, .565ft%, .000 3pt% INTERESTING TO NOTE: Almost none of these guys who are still at Texas A&M have reached their averages from last year. This could be because they've added monster Center DeAndre Jordan, or it could be because BCG is no longer their coach. [b]UK Frontcourt[/b] (I just look at 2 guys because who knows what to make of the Coury/Stewart debacle. They add about 8ppg/4rpg/3 personal fouls per game combined, anyway): Perry Stevenson: 35.3mpg, 11ppg, 10rpg, 1 spg, [b]3 blocks pg[/b], 2.6 personal fouls per game Ramon Harris: 34.3mpg, 9ppg, 3.3 rpg, 1 spg, .66blocks pg, 4.3 personal fouls per game OPINION: If Perry can continue to produce and Ramon can stay out of foul trouble, these guys should be serviceable for a Sweet 16 appearance. I thought we might get 1 win before I compiled this stuff, but I'm feeling pretty good about our chances, right now. TAMU was a 3 seed last year (if I recall correctly), and so they may not have had as hard of a tourney schedule early on as we will.[/quote] 3 blocks per game for perry... perry's defense is something that is not thought about by most people, but is probably the biggest reason why we've been able to weather the storm of PP... i don't like to see that 4.3 fouls per game on razor
  15. [quote name='#22' post='643167' date='Mar 13 2008, 04:47 PM']I was laying on my floor thinking about this today. BCG took the A&M Aggies to the Sweet 16 last year (and lost by 1 point to Memphis). How much better of a team did he have last year? Well, I decided to look at the Top 7 Players of each team (by minutes), and here is what I came up with (obviously unable to take things like defensive presence into mind): [u] GUARDS:[/u][b] TAMU[/b] Acie Law IV:34mpg. 18+ppg, 3.3 rpg, 5 apg, 3.6 topg, 1.1 steals, 2.4 personal fouls .500fg%; .778ft%; .4583pt% Josh Carter (g/f): 29mpg. 11.8ppg, 4 rpg, 4apg, 1.1topg, .7 steals, 2.0 personal fouls .492fg%; .778ft%; .500 3pt% Dominique Kirk: 30mpg. 7.2ppg, 3.3 rpg, 3apg, 1.1topg, .9 steals, 2.6 personal fouls .436 fg%; .690ft%; .390 3pt% Donald Sloan: 17.8mpg. 5.2ppg, 1.9 rpg, 1.8apg. 1.2topg, .7 steals, 1.3 personal fouls .489fg%; .667ft%; .333 3pt% [b]UK[/b] Crawford and Bradley are averaging 16 and 17 ppg, respectively, and I think we actually have a better backcourt than last years TAMU team if Meeks comes back (unlikely). I'll post more of this witless insight later on.[/quote] damn... nice work 22... can't wait for the full break downs... who was their C? Did you notice the 8-8 conference record this year, without billy and with DeAndre Jordan? after rereading my post from earlier ikota, i seem to be a little cocky (which is a personal dislike of mine)... sorry to come acrossed that way, and maybe it is the mentality of UK fans, but i truly think that we can pull it off this year because we have been in these situations all year and our team is built to do good in the tournament...
  16. I am not worried about injures and big men, b/c this team is based on mental toughness and knowing that we can and will win each and every game...
  17. Who cares who we play or where we're seeded? As mentioned on here, our team is breaming with confidence, we have are game plan set in stone everyday, we have senior leadership to execute the plan, we have one of the best free free shooting teams in the country, and our freshman and sophemores are starting grow up... life is good in Lexington... i hope everyone has the attitude of ikota, b/c then noone will see it coming... they will be laughing about gardner webb and san diego while we're laughing at the results Go BIG BLUE BITCHES!!!
  18. now THAT was a game... your team pulled it off and played well today, vol...
  19. [i]– Gillispie once again praised Patrick Patterson for a great effort, calling him “an unbelievable player.” He also joked that he sat Patrick for 30 seconds, which was “the most he has rested in a conference game. He should be rested now for Saturday.”[/i] :rofl:
  20. [quote name='Vol_Bengal' post='625962' date='Jan 23 2008, 10:47 AM']Oh it definitely helps - it is a good win for them and gets them an 8th win... Just count it up though - they're 8-9 with 12 regular season games left... with games at Georgia, at Vandy, at Tennessee, and Ole Miss and Florida coming to Lexington. That was just the tough ones I saw. Obviously, I don't know how many it'll take to get into the tourney but mathematically Kentucky is going to have to be lights out (like win 10 of 12) down the stretch and then win a couple in the SEC tourney just to get to 20 wins. In years past, for the most part, that was the magic number that teams had to get to to have any legit shot. A few exceptions have been made and one could be made for Kentucky - or they could go to Atlanta and win the SEC tourney and get the auto bid I guess... Once they've played a few tough ones away from home and won a couple then I'd think Big Blue country would breath A LOT easier. The next month should be interesting for both of our schools![/quote] no doubt... we HAD to win last night, and watching patterson he knew it... he played better than i've seen him yet, and that is saying soemthing... the question is, how long can they keep it up? They are playing bradley and patterson 40 minutes every game... it has to be tough... imagine how good of shape those boys are in thoguh... and you are right... its easier playing in rupp...
  21. This will help UK get into the tournament... at this point, that is priority one b/c it wasn't looking good prior to last night... Here is what is changing: - We are getting healthier... With Jasper and Meeks back, we now are about 7 or 8 deep, and most of the year we were 7 deep, but that included neoplean dynomite (coury) and Porter (who shouldn't be playing)... I heard Gillispie talking the other day, and he said that b/c of injuries he hasn't been able to extend the pressure full court... once jasper and meeks get their endurance up, we should be in good shape.. - The start of the year, i HATED "showtime" crawford... he is buying in now, which is HUGE!!! - Jasper makes this team a thousand times better... and meeks gives us the athleticsm we need - Patterson is the best i've ever seen, potential wise... he just does things the right way... - If we make the tournment, we should be watched carefully... we are money from free throw line, we have good defense, and we are getting healthy and buying in at the right time...
  22. [quote name='scharm' post='541847' date='Sep 7 2007, 01:14 PM']It appears Darius Miller has decided to go to Kentucky. Kentucky fans just need to accept that the college basketball landscape has changed and they shouldn't expect to land top recruits. Signed, Every coach that enjoyed Kentucky not being in the mix for top talent and every analysis that enjoyed Kentucky being on the same level as Vandy.[/quote] this is news to me... what is he, and PF for 08-09?
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