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1  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / does it seem that the 70s brought out a sort of on: August 31, 2015, 01:30:51 am
a cynical or at the very least "deep" sound of music? It seems that a song like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIQMyfxX18w could never have been done in the 50s or early 60s.
2  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / was 1952 a realigning election? on: August 28, 2015, 01:39:35 am
I think it kind of was. It seems this was the election where a good deal of New Deal democrats "got off the train" so to speak and the democrats stopped winning the white vote (which is maybe why civil rights was passed).
3  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: Lake County IL in 2012 on: August 28, 2015, 01:35:59 am
LOL, Lake Forest voters probably feel like Orange County folks slowly watching diversity slowly make their state/county bluer.

plus there's a Lake Forest in orange county which to my knowledge has always voted republican
4  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: how come republicans never tried merging camden and trenton into one district on: August 22, 2015, 11:42:57 pm
Masturbating on a commercial airline flight is definitely illegal.

you don't get the reference?
5  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / how come republicans never tried merging camden and trenton into one district on: August 21, 2015, 04:06:02 pm
in the 50s and 60s the Camden seat elected a republican (Wolverton, then Cahill, then Hunt) while the Trenton seat elected a democrat (Howell and then Thompson). The Trenton seat was marginally dem and the Camden seat was also marginally dem. The 1st was a district that should have gone republican much earlier (didn't actually happen until 1974) and I would have thought the republicans (who i think had control of redistricting at one of those points) would have tried to make Thompson as safe as possible to try to buy time in the 1st (though judging by the margin Hunt lost by in 1974, may not have changed things).

Of course back then drawing serpentine districts was kind of like wacking it on a plane - not illegal but frowned upon.
6  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / how does Tip O'Neill's career progress if (this has your name on it smolty) on: August 20, 2015, 04:01:35 pm
Hale Boggs is not killed in a plane crash? There are three possibilities:

1) when Carl Albert retires in 1976, Boggs is speaker and O'Neill is elected as Majority Leader. Boggs, who was actually 14 months younger, stays on for a while and O'Neill doesn't get much higher than majority leader (or maybe is a speaker at an old age for a term or two).

2) he stays on the Rules committee and becomes chair of the committee in 1983 when Richard Bolling retires.

3) sick of being stuck behind in seniority, he retires in the late 70s (similar to someone like Phil Landrum or Paul Rogers).
7  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Is this the weirdest thing you have ever read a politician doing? on: August 19, 2015, 02:18:49 am
what about this guy. It looks like he authored books for children in his later years post-congress: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O._C._Fisher
8  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / most jewish congressional district outside of New York on: August 11, 2015, 08:08:02 pm
some suggestions:

IL-9&10
CA-30&33
FL-21 (Deutch?) FL-22, FL-23 (Schultz?)
PA-13
NJ-9
9  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: what happened to Nebraska in 1940? on: July 30, 2015, 03:01:41 pm
poorer small-time farmers who had to leave because they lost their farms in the Dust Bowl had previously voted Democratic (or even Socialist).
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Where did most of those farmers end up? Arizona and California? I wonder if they stayed dem or if they switched to the republicans in the postwar era.
10  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / what happened to Nebraska in 1940? on: July 21, 2015, 01:26:13 pm
it seemed that the state was only a pink or light red state before then and often elected democrats to congress, even in the 1920s. The state had a sort of maverick political persuasion as evidenced by George Norris and WJB. Also, it usually wasn't as republican as other parts of the midwest since it had a decently large sized "ethnic" population of Czechs and Germans.

From then on, it became a pretty hard core red state.
11  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Presidential Election Trends / Re: which is more likely to get elected president first game on: July 18, 2015, 11:59:06 pm
Ice Cream Person

Candidate Who is a avowed Nazi or avowed Taliban supporter?

Probably one of the few cases where the answer is Taliban supporter.

Stereotypical Reddit user or stereotypical Tumblr user?

i'd like to think stereotypical reddit user but I'm not sure.

Holocaust Denier or Necrophile?
12  General Discussion / Constitution and Law / Re: If you could change 4 Supreme Court cases what would you change on: July 18, 2015, 12:22:06 pm
US vs Macdonald (1982)
Bush vs Gore (2000)
PA Redistricting Case in 03 (can't remember name)
Duke vs Griggs Power
13  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Jury finds Colorado theater shooter James Holmes guilty of murder on: July 17, 2015, 10:40:23 pm
well its hard to know what to do. The first thing is to ban ex-cons from owning guns. But Holmes wasn't an ex-con so its hard to know what could have stopped this from happening.
14  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: Santa Ana, CA on: July 17, 2015, 04:29:14 pm

I didn't save it, I merely remember you saying something to that effect and tried to retrieve it.
15  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: Santa Ana, CA on: July 17, 2015, 12:39:45 am
There is no such thing as blocks of wrecked abandoned housing, unlike in a lot of other low income areas in other locations.

You don't really have that anywhere in California. Maybe in some rural areas that I have never visited.

And I'll back up your comments on Santa Ana. I have been in that city many times and never had any issues or thought it was overly dumpy. Parts of Garden Grove and Anaheim look worse imho.

you wrote on 12/30/12 that "Yeah a movie actor probably wouldn't even live in Orange county let alone the dump known as Santa Ana. There are some high rise condos in south Santa Ana that would be cool to live in but they are filled more with yuppies working in Irvine. "
16  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Presidential Election Trends / which is more likely to get elected president first game on: July 15, 2015, 10:10:27 pm
i'll start:

Occultist (think Aleister Crowley) or Atheist
17  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: Which sentence describes better the history of the electoral maps? on: July 15, 2015, 10:08:51 pm
Carter's 1976 coalition didn't actually have much to do with the way any pre-1964 Democrat won the South.

really? I'm pretty sure he got at least 40% of the white vote in every southern state.
18  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Santa Ana, CA on: July 15, 2015, 02:23:51 pm
how long has it had the reputation as being the "eysore of OC"?
19  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: Why was Northern California Democratic decades ago? on: July 12, 2015, 10:26:56 pm
they don't like how the environmentalists took over the democratic party.
20  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Why is education falling behind? on: July 10, 2015, 09:49:31 pm
education isn't falling behind. When you control for demos, the U.S. is doing pretty good.
21  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: NY-04 Kathleen Rice Primary Election? on: July 08, 2015, 07:22:58 pm
there aren't enough moonbats for them to win a primary. It is though the most NAM (Non-Asian Minority) part of Long Island so its possibly someone from Hempstead could win a dem primary.
22  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / opinion of Stefan Molyneux on: July 03, 2015, 05:36:42 pm
?
23  General Discussion / History / Re: the future of America predicted in 1944? on: July 03, 2015, 01:33:03 pm
Was he specifically talking about the US?

yes, it was from a book called "The American Dilemma"
24  General Discussion / History / the future of America predicted in 1944? on: July 03, 2015, 02:17:08 am
I mean I'm skeptical of the idea of psychics but here is a text that is bone chillingly accurate by Gunnar Myrdal in 1944:

"From the point of view of social science, this means, among other things, that social engineering will increasingly be demanded. Many things that for a long period have been predominately a matter of individual adjustment will become more and more determined by political decision and public regulation. We are entering an era where fact-finding and scientific theories of causal relations will be seen as instrumental in planning controlled social change. The peace will bring nothing but problems, one mounting upon another, and consequently new urgent tasks for social engineering."
25  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: 2018 NY Gov on: June 27, 2015, 11:08:37 pm
I think Gibson would do really against Cuomo. Idk if thats enough to win, though

May be. But Gibson, while generally very moderate by present day Republican standards, is pro-life. For NY candidate it's rather a minus...

correct me if i'm wrong but he voted against the 20 week ban in 2013. That has to count for something.
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