Hello Gentlemen! My name is Matt and I am new to the forum here. I am from a small town in WV about an hour from out capital. I am a history teacher at the middle school level. To tell a little about myself I am a sports nut! I play rugby for the local team near my home. I discovered the game as an adult and have been playing for 4 years now. I love watching the Cincinnati Reds and Bengals. I am a graduate of Marshall University and love our athletic teams, The Thundering Herd. I run roughly 10 miles a week and truly enjoy that as my "forget the world around me" activity. I have many other interests non sports related. I love playing music and can play the guitar and Mandolin. I am also a fedora lover. I collect new and vintage fedoras and really enjoy hunting for them in old antique stores. I really look forward to meeting some like minded people.
"What does Alaska have to do with anything? Oh, wait. I see. A Palin reference. Do you get extra points for that?
Rhodes Scholar. Big whoop. Jimmy Carter was a Naval officer and by all accounts has the highest IQ of any President. 2nd worst…"
"It really depends on how much $2000 is to you, and how long you're going to be living in Thailand, and how often you come to the states.
If $2K isn't a HUGE amount of money, I'd say it's worth it - especially if you don't…"
"Not really. CA is the #1 economy and Arkansas is #35, but it's nowhere near as small an economy as Sarah Palin's Alaska. Plus, Clinton before being governor was a Rhodes Scholar and a Lawyer.... What was Reagan?"
"It is all going to depend on the individual.
I love sporting clays myself. I am not really a skeet and trap fan. I could see myself getting bored really fast if those were the only two options.
Same goes for me with pistol or rifle shooting though.…"
"Not exclusively, no. It's about culture. Being raised by whites, instilled with the values, beliefs and world-view of a white upbringing will most definitely be contributing factors to his ability to reach the white house.
"Just off the top of my head, I'd say it was the assault weapons ban and the end of the ban on homosexual military service that cost the republicans the house, not the budget. I was at the US Embassy in Peru at the time as a Marine Security…"