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1  Forum Community / Forum Community / Opinion of Non Swing Voter's name on: March 27, 2017, 10:38:33 pm
Very ironic and quite amusing now, so I have to vote FN.
2  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Have you seen the Power Rangers movie? on: March 27, 2017, 12:28:04 pm
Power Rangers broke out at the time I was in the age bracket making fun of younger siblings for liking it so I have no nostalgia value, so I will not see it.
3  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: Klartext89 on: March 25, 2017, 12:26:53 pm
I think of this every time I read one of his posts: https://youtu.be/KnrRy6kSFF0
4  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Does the Left now support racism, fundamentalism and imperialism? on: March 25, 2017, 08:35:44 am
I always knew she needed to be primaried.
5  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Eharding Landfill for Absurd, Ignorant, and Deplorable Posts VI on: March 25, 2017, 08:07:49 am
if they're gonna class attacking terrorists for beng terrorists as a hate crime, it should apply to all terrorists
She is literally calling the police terrorists. I don't know how this is remotely defendable.

X Kingpoleon
6  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Eharding Landfill for Absurd, Ignorant, and Deplorable Posts VI on: March 24, 2017, 07:29:21 am
Pete,

Germany is a left-wing dictatorship now. If you speak out against the politics here you risk to be shamed online, insane left hate groups to threat your employer if he doesn't fire you, attack your property or even your life. Happens every day here. (Yesterday an instruction from the biggest public sector Union was released in which they give advise how to "handle the problem of right populist at work")...

The government pays left extremists groups ("AntiFa") to vandalize and riot against non-left parties, caucuses etc., there's no word of outrage if an AfD parliament Leader gets his car burned, was minutes away from getting his house burned and his Family killed by these extremists who should be locked up.

And, to be clear, I know what I am talking about. Once spoke out at a Facebook page against an asylum problem in my region and got my car tires destroyed by night and a left-wing homepage which should be banned because of promoting crimes celebrated it.

That's every day life here. I'm simply sick and tired of foreign people telling me how great it is here when I can't join a legal political party because I would risk my Job, can't use my Constitutional right to express my opinion.

Europe dies because of these "moderates" who always cave to the Left because of fear and don't want to see what they want to implement or are implementing.
7  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: Kingpoleon v. Lubomr trougal on: March 24, 2017, 12:48:56 am
I have no clue who the latter is, and voted for him.
8  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: If there is an "alt-left" emerging, what does it refer to? on: March 23, 2017, 02:31:44 pm
People like Michael Tracey and Glenn Greenwald.
9  General Politics / Individual Politics / How would you vote on the AHCA? on: March 22, 2017, 11:21:06 pm
Nay. Truly garbage bill.
10  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Presidential Election Process / Re: EC supporters: Do you think any other place should have an "electoral college"? on: March 21, 2017, 11:38:19 pm
Germany not only uses an electoral college to elect its President, its the same way the EC was initially designed, with the states choosing the electors, not voters directly. Of course the President of Germany is mostly just a ceremonial office.
11  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Sam Spade Memorial Good Post Gallery on: March 21, 2017, 10:35:50 pm
I've never read any rape apologist posts on AAD FYI. It's funny how some here seem to think it's some sort of wretched hive when the only real content it has that goes beyond here is the swearing and the more borderline NSFW pics in the Hot Girls Thread (which by the way is most contributed to by female posters.)
12  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: MN-01: Walz reportedly in for Governor's race on: March 21, 2017, 10:27:54 pm
I'd be cautious against using the 2016 number as a baseline for how the seat "should" vote, that race wasn't very representative anywhere in Minnesota except the inner cities. It's tough to see a local Democrat performing as bad as Hillary, or a lot of the voters who turned out just for Trump and contributed to his coattails and Walz's near loss turning out again. For a better comparison look at these 2014 statewide races in the district:

U.S. Senator     4106 precincts in contest. 696 of 696 precincts reported in District.
Party   Candidate   Totals   Pct   Graph
Independence      STEVE CARLSON   8156   3.58%   
Republican      MIKE MCFADDEN   103135   45.26%   
Democratic-Farmer-Labor      AL FRANKEN   112651   49.43%   
Libertarian Party      HEATHER JOHNSON   3871   1.70%   
Write-In      WRITE-IN**   83   0.04%

Governor & Lt Governor     4106 precincts in contest. 696 of 696 precincts reported in District.
Party   Candidate   Totals   Pct   Graph
Independence      HANNAH NICOLLET AND TIM GIESEKE   8056   3.55%   
Republican      JEFF JOHNSON AND BILL KUISLE   109803   48.36%   
Democratic-Farmer-Labor      MARK DAYTON AND TINA SMITH   103235   45.47%   
Libertarian Party      CHRIS HOLBROOK AND CHRIS DOCK   2046   0.90%   
Grassroots - Legalize Cannabis      CHRIS WRIGHT AND DAVID DANIELS   3842   1.69%   
Write-In      WRITE-IN**   80   0.04%   

Secretary of State     4106 precincts in contest. 696 of 696 precincts reported in District.
Party   Candidate   Totals   Pct   Graph
Independence      BOB HELLAND   13544   6.13%   
Republican      DAN SEVERSON   110968   50.26%   
Democratic-Farmer-Labor      STEVE SIMON   91816   41.59%   
Libertarian Party      BOB ODDEN   4334   1.96%   
Write-In      WRITE-IN**   126   0.06%   

State Auditor     4106 precincts in contest. 696 of 696 precincts reported in District.
Party   Candidate   Totals   Pct   Graph
Independence      PATRICK DEAN   11664   5.31%   
Republican      RANDY GILBERT   98674   44.89%   
Democratic-Farmer-Labor      REBECCA OTTO   99250   45.15%   
Libertarian Party      KEEGAN IVERSEN   3429   1.56%   
Grassroots - Legalize Cannabis      JUDITH SCHWARTZBACKER   6696   3.05%   
Write-In      WRITE-IN**   98   0.04%   

Attorney General     4106 precincts in contest. 696 of 696 precincts reported in District.
Party   Candidate   Totals   Pct   Graph
Independence      BRANDAN BORGOS   6742   3.05%   
Republican      SCOTT NEWMAN   95752   43.27%   
Democratic-Farmer-Labor      LORI SWANSON   106009   47.91%   
Green Party      ANDY DAWKINS   1928   0.87%   
Libertarian Party      MARY O'CONNOR   3513   1.59%   
Legal Marijuana Now      DAN R. VACEK   7261   3.28%   
Write-In      WRITE-IN**   81   0.04%   

Admittedly those might encourage the GOP too, winning two races and only narrowly losing a third when the DFL won all five statewide isn't a bad run. But that was also an R-friendly midterm. This is still a swing district through and through.

Keith Ellison and Rick Nolan aren't going to run.

Surprising Walz is going to challenge Coleman.

Coleman is not a particularly strong candidate, he is not well known at all outside of St. Paul and even there most progressives have long been pretty critical of him. This sums up the general attitude pretty well. RT Rybak was a far bigger name in 2010 and even he didn't get nominated or even endorsed at the convention.

I'll say this: I like Walz more than any other announced DFL candidate so far. Of course I'm biased due to the work I did on his original 2006 campaign, but it'll be a fun throwback to work on a campaign for him again. We'll see.
13  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: Greatest I am on: March 20, 2017, 10:34:38 pm
http://www.bluelight.org/vb/threads/816706-Why-did-God-say-Let-us-give-Satan-to-mankind

So he has 878 posts on a forum about hallucinogenic drugs.

Also "Gnostic Bishop" LOL.
14  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: Greatest I am on: March 20, 2017, 10:31:02 pm
http://www.lipstickalley.com/showthread.php/1149628-Why-did-God-say-Let-us-give-Satan-to-mankind
15  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: 2017 French Presidential Election on: March 20, 2017, 10:28:45 pm
lol, Fillon's big education idea is school uniforms.

As if bandit needed more reason to hate him.
16  General Politics / Individual Politics / Who deserves to go to jail more? on: March 20, 2017, 02:21:22 pm
Easily Flynn.
17  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What are you Drinking: St. Patrick's Day Edition on: March 20, 2017, 09:06:10 am
I have a tough time imagining any Catholics who use marijuana since Catholics are mostly olds and the few Millennial ones are like TJ. I can't see a stereotypical stoned guy or pot using hipster as Catholic.

Aren't Southie and Charlestown gentrifying? That'd explain it.
18  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of Billy Joel on: March 19, 2017, 11:33:52 pm
If you guys are all listening to Scenes From An Italian Restaurant and hating it, ya ain't human.

*listens*

Uh, what the hell? This isn't even the best song from him.

I actually like one of his songs. Guess which one. My parents liked to listen to him on long car trips so I heard a lot of his music, along with Elton John, John Denver, Joan Baez, Harry Chapin and Bob Dylan.
19  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: Describe your state legislative district/districts on: March 19, 2017, 08:51:04 pm
Minnesota Senate districts are simply split in half, which each half being a House district, and labeled the Senate District number and then A or B.

There are currently five Senate districts based around Minneapolis, two in the northern part, three in the south. I'm in district 62, which is also the most Democratic in the state. It's the middle district in south Minneapolis. It basically runs from the edge of downtown down the I-35W corridor to 50th street. The I-35W corridor includes almost all the largely minority neighborhoods in South Minneapolis, and is a pretty diverse area in general. Even the whites are, ranging from some rather affluent ones at the southern edge to the more working class ones around where I live, much like southeast Minneapolis this area is known as the more affordable part unlike the southwest. The resulting culture is an area that has very little in terms of any serious Republican demographics and no precinct has even a notable Republican minority. Contrary to what you might think, this is not the "hipster area" as they are mostly in 61, but does include the classic quirky urban stores, art galleries, etc. Also the smallest district in the state geographically, and thus also the most dense in population. Think a coalition of minorities, working class white liberals, some affluent liberals, and a bit of the young and hipster crew, basically a little bit of everyone. It even includes a predominately Native American housing project! Currently has a black incumbent, his predecessor held the seat for over 30 years, just to show how rigid politics are.

62A is the northern part of it, between roughly Lake Street and downtown. It's the smaller of the two geographically and the most dense in the state, although slightly less Democratic by a point or two than B, probably attestable to B's higher black population. Basically what I said above but moreso, and less affluent, since just about all reasonably affluent areas in 62B, although the residential housing in general is your much smaller homes with no driveways and still backalleys, etc. Also no lakes, a rarity in Minnesota. Also has a lesbian incumbent who was first elected in 1980. Incidentally the only other lesbian in the Minnesota legislature represents 62B.

African American or Somali?  I thought the black areas in Minneapolis were in the northwest, pushing outward toward the Brooklyn Park and Brooklyn Center? Or is everything on that side of the river considered south?

Yes, the northwest is the main black area in Minneapolis, but there's a lot in the Phillips and Powderhorn areas. The difference is that the northwest area is majority black, while the south Minneapolis areas have a lot of other minorities mixed in too to where no racial group has a majority. In South Minneapolis any given area is either going to be really white or really diverse. And South Minneapolis is typically defined as south of I-90.

The most heavily Somali areas are in districts 60 and 63.
20  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: Describe your state legislative district/districts on: March 19, 2017, 03:01:09 pm
Minnesota Senate districts are simply split in half, which each half being a House district, and labeled the Senate District number and then A or B.

There are currently five Senate districts based around Minneapolis, two in the northern part, three in the south. I'm in district 62, which is also the most Democratic in the state. It's the middle district in south Minneapolis. It basically runs from the edge of downtown down the I-35W corridor to 50th street. The I-35W corridor includes almost all the largely minority neighborhoods in South Minneapolis, and is a pretty diverse area in general. Even the whites are, ranging from some rather affluent ones at the southern edge to the more working class ones around where I live, much like southeast Minneapolis this area is known as the more affordable part unlike the southwest. The resulting culture is an area that has very little in terms of any serious Republican demographics and no precinct has even a notable Republican minority. Contrary to what you might think, this is not the "hipster area" as they are mostly in 61, but does include the classic quirky urban stores, art galleries, etc. Also the smallest district in the state geographically, and thus also the most dense in population. Think a coalition of minorities, working class white liberals, some affluent liberals, and a bit of the young and hipster crew, basically a little bit of everyone. It even includes a predominately Native American housing project! Currently has a black incumbent, his predecessor held the seat for over 30 years, just to show how rigid politics are.

62A is the northern part of it, between roughly Lake Street and downtown. It's the smaller of the two geographically and the most dense in the state, although slightly less Democratic by a point or two than B, probably attestable to B's higher black population. Basically what I said above but moreso, and less affluent, since just about all reasonably affluent areas in 62B, although the residential housing in general is your much smaller homes with no driveways and still backalleys, etc. Also no lakes, a rarity in Minnesota. Also has a lesbian incumbent who was first elected in 1980. Incidentally the only other lesbian in the Minnesota legislature represents 62B.
21  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: Recent bans on: March 19, 2017, 02:20:52 pm
Banning Mortimer just out of the blue like that doesn't really send the right message. If that was the concern why not just ban him once he said something awful again? It's not like you'd have to wait very long.
22  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Eharding Landfill for Absurd, Ignorant, and Deplorable Posts VI on: March 19, 2017, 01:47:40 pm
I'd hold my nose and vote for Oprah, then pray for her to die in office so that at long last we can have President Sanders. No matter how uninformed she is, I honestly don't think she could be worse than Trump. I figure the worst case with Oprah is she's stunningly incompetent but smart enough to listen to her advisers, unlike Trump.

Why Oprah would pick Sanders or Sanders would agree to run with Oprah is something that's beyond me though.
23  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Remember the Bernie fan - The HA Goodman guy - He is now on the Trump Train ! on: March 19, 2017, 11:55:29 am
More proof to my theory that jfern is him.
24  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Does the Left now support racism, fundamentalism and imperialism? on: March 19, 2017, 07:47:43 am
Gabbard is probably a Hindu nationalist, but she is dangerous because she will actually take a position on the issue, just because it happens to be popular. You would think all politicians would do this, but for some reason only Tulsi Gabbard does. This probably makes her the nominee in 2020.

This paragraph makes close to zero sense in general and seems to imply Hindu nationalists are popular amongst Democrats. Also why do people have this idea that "Bernie Bros" basically will decide the nomination single handedly?

DU and DailyKos were pretty pro Sanders sites but if you read what they say about her it's usually trashing her for being a Trump supporting Russian puppet. So much for the idea that whoever a candidate endorsed in 2020 will be the only issue in the Democratic primary.
25  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Eharding Landfill for Absurd, Ignorant, and Deplorable Posts VI on: March 19, 2017, 07:43:19 am
Gabbard is probably a Hindu nationalist, but she is dangerous because she will actually take a position on the issue, just because it happens to be popular. You would think all politicians would do this, but for some reason only Tulsi Gabbard does. This probably makes her the nominee in 2020.

However, her foreign policy views must be watched carefully. If she is consistent in her vocal opposition to regime change wars in general, and not just Syria/when the war would hurt opponents of Sunni Islamists, there is hope for her. If she is taking stances based on favoritism towards certain foreign interests over a considered approach to U.S. foreign policy, she is as much trouble as Trump on this front.
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