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1  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / opinion of Garden City, NY? on: April 17, 2015, 11:04:50 am
Sounds like the epicenter of every bad stereotype of Long Island.  I also find it interesting how its one of the wealthiest parts of LI, but is adjacent to one of the poorest parts of LI (Hempstead).
2  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Your vote in each parties convention since 1900 on: April 16, 2015, 08:24:08 pm
Democratic conventions
1900: William Jennings Bryan
1904: Alton Parker
1908: William Jennings Bryan
1912: Woody Wilson
1920: Cox
1924: Al Smith
1928: Al Smith
1932: Franklin Roosevelt
1936: Franklin Roosevelt
1940: Franklin Roosevelt
1944: Franklin Roosevelt
1948: Harry Truman
1952: Adlai Stevenson
1956: Adlai Stevenson
1960: Adlai Stevenson
1964: Lyndon Johnson
1968: Abstain
1972: Ed Muskie
1976: Mo Udall
1980: Ted Kennedy
1984: Gary Hart
1988: Michael Dukakis
1992: Paul Tsongas
1996: Clinton
2000: Al Gore
2004: Dick Gephardt
2008: Hillary Clinton
2012: Obama

Republican conventions
1900: McKinley
1904: TR
1908: Robert La Follette
1912: Robert La Follette
1916: Robert La Follette
1920: Robert La Follette
1924: Robert La Follette
1928: Hoover
1932: Hoover
1936: Alf Landon
1940: Wilkie
1944: Tom Dewey
1948: Tom Dewey
1952: Dwight Eisenhower
1956: Ike
1960: Nixon
1964: Nelson Rockefeller
1968: Nixon
1972: Nixon
1976: Ford
1980: Bush 41
1984: Reagan
1988: Bush 41
1992: Bush 41
1996: Dole
2000: Bush 43
2004: Bush 43
2008: McCain
2012: Romney
3  General Discussion / History / 150 years on - was the civil war on: April 10, 2015, 01:06:58 am
America's own northern Ireland type conflict? My view is that slavery was an issue but was really a proxy for the NE to vent their dislike of the south. The south in many ways was the most unassimilated part of the United States and there was certainly an ethnic angle to it - with the heterogenous, Unitarian/Transcendentalist leaning population of the NE vs the relatively homogenous and traditionalist southern population.
4  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / should dems recruit McCulloch to run against Blunt? on: April 06, 2015, 09:51:59 pm
him being the guy who oversaw the investigation and exoneration of Wilson might get him 45% of white vote
5  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: Chicago-area accent - a relative of the Minnesota accent? on: April 06, 2015, 07:29:42 pm
Chicago, like many cities around the Great Lakes, has the Northern Cities Vowel Shift.  Its spread is something like this, although I've usually seen a tendril extend to St. Louis:

Although Minnesota is starting to be affected by some of the changes that occurred in the Northern Cities Vowel Shift, it also has some differences of its own from surrounding locations, as well as some changes that are oozing in from the west.  I'd put the dividing line between the dialect that characterizes Minneapolis and the dialect that characterizes Chicago at somewhere around Eau Claire.  See also Benson, Fox, and Balkman (2011).

would you say Jim Sensenbrenner has the typical Northern Cities Vowel Shift dialect?
6  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / is Paul Elam a bad icon for MRAs? on: April 05, 2015, 11:07:50 pm
I was pretty horrified when I read this article: http://www.buzzfeed.com/adamserwer/how-mens-rights-leader-paul-elam-turned-being-a-deadbeat-dad#.ho08eAYeO. The whole purpose of the MRA movement was to show that men have rights too and that feminism has often created an ideology for women with BPD and HPD to cloak their disorders in. But that doesn't mean that MRAs should stoop to this same level of abuse, which by all accounts, he has done himself.
7  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Chicago-area accent - a relative of the Minnesota accent? on: April 04, 2015, 03:10:59 am
I had always thought of Chicago as being the most accent-neutral part of the country and for the most part it is. But I've heard an accent, especially from the older generation there, that, when I first heard it, sounds like a WI/MN accent. Does anyone else notice this?
8  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: describe a Nixon 1960, Humphrey 1968 voter on: April 02, 2015, 11:42:14 pm
i thought the best description would be of a stereotypical northeast WASP (think John Lindsay, who very well may have gone Nixon 60, Humphrey 68).
9  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: describe a Nixon 1960, Humphrey 1968 voter on: April 01, 2015, 01:09:19 pm
Do we assume they voted for Johnson in 1964?

10  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / describe a Nixon 1960, Humphrey 1968 voter on: April 01, 2015, 12:46:20 pm
there has to be a decent amount of those people judging by election results - despite doing 7% worse than Kennedy, there are places where Humphrey actually over-performed Kennedy (even Massachusetts)
11  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / opinion of Ambrosia on: March 31, 2015, 01:18:43 pm
basically a ripoff of Hall and Oates (who were sh**tty to begin with)
12  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Arkansas bill would let bosses force employees to friend them on Facebook! on: March 30, 2015, 11:59:39 am
this is a red herring. The thing to do is to create a "decoy" account.
13  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / the Inland Empire on: March 23, 2015, 11:57:22 pm
How long has the area had somewhat of a bad reputation? I'm trying not to sound too harsh and I know there are some nice places to live there but whenever I hear the term "Inland Empire" used, its always in a pejorative of sorts.

I mean a lot of the housing stock is pretty new and usually wherever the homes are new, the nicer a place to live it is. Was its history always a part of Greater SoCal or did it have a distinct identity of its own (kind of like comparing Racine/Kenosha to Milwaukee)? I can imagine 50+ years ago of it being a few small towns with a set right out of "American Graffiti" separated by orange groves.

14  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: the Joe Arpaio reign of terror may be nearing its end on: March 23, 2015, 11:41:36 pm
both he (and Tucson's sheriff for that matter) are nearing there end as sheriffs anyways. Aren't they 160 years old between the two of them
15  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / what are some areas that vote for the same party as they did decades ago on: March 19, 2015, 03:05:58 pm
but for different reasons? Somewhere like Shelby County, TN is somewhere that comes to mind for the democrats. Not sure for the republicans.
16  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: MD-Sen: Edwards vs. Van Hollen on: March 15, 2015, 02:46:52 pm
definitely supporting van hollen. Edwards is too much a SJW for my tastes.

In what way do you see them differing on social issues?
Does Edwards' work on behalf of domestic violence victims really make her unappealing?
I don't see how being responsible for VAWA's passage is a negative (unless you're a fan of violence against women).

well its other things too. Her views on Israel are bordering on NOI.
17  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: MD-Sen: Edwards vs. Van Hollen on: March 15, 2015, 01:43:39 pm
definitely supporting van hollen. Edwards is too much a SJW for my tastes.
18  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Your dream Congressional Leadership on: March 05, 2015, 06:50:07 pm

President Pro-Tem: Pat Leahy
Majority Leader: Chuck Schumer
Majority Whip: Jon Tester
Minority Leader: John Thune
Minority Whip: Bob Corker

Speaker: Steny Hoyer
Majority Leader: Xavier Becerra
Majority Whip: Joe Crowley
Minority Leader: Don Young
Minority Whip: Hal Rogers
19  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Hot or not: Lily Allen on: March 05, 2015, 02:10:15 am
after a few beers
20  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / opinion of Van Halen on: March 05, 2015, 01:19:33 am
I vote option 3. I like the song "Dance the Night Away" but at the same time they were the first in a long stage of the devolution of rock and roll.
21  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of Dr. Phil on: March 05, 2015, 01:17:36 am
22  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Poquoson, VA on: February 28, 2015, 01:59:20 pm
whats the story of why it is so republican? Is it full of high-ranking naval officers?
23  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: anyone want to play this game on: February 26, 2015, 01:45:30 am

why the dislike?
24  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / has the story of the past several decades in presidential elections on: February 23, 2015, 03:05:37 am
been that of areas assimilating more to how they should be voting. The link below is what I'm talking about. http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=207702.0

The presence of a lot of "should be voting this way" areas have declined as they have generally assimilated to there counterparts nationwide. An example is areas like DuPage County, IL or Cottle, TX which are voting more or less how you would have expected them to all along. Also in Kentucky there was marked difference in areas like the old 5th and old 7th districts, both of which are converging politically.

If the dems go the Elizabeth Warren route then all bets are off but if the dems go more the Clinton route, places like Morris County, NJ I think should eventually assimilate to voting more like Nassau or Suffolk County, NY for example.
25  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / anyone want to play this game on: February 23, 2015, 02:47:17 am
which is to name a song and say where it would fit in in a movie or at least what type of movie.

Here's mine: Year of the Cat by Al Stewart https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqZc7ZQURMs
My view is that this could fit in very well in a sentimental movie. In fact that movie preview where Allen Alda plays a guy in the hospital and  flashes back to his young adult days would be a good movie to play this song in.

Edit: apparently the name of the movie is the Longest Ride. The part I'm talking about begins at the 1:08 mark in the link below:
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