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1  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Trevor Noah to host Daily Show on: Today at 04:44:54 pm
Some guy I never heard of? Eh....yeah maybe the show won't last more than another season or two.
2  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: opinion of this image on: Today at 04:37:46 pm
You know I had to follow the link, and what surprised me most was the cost of some of these things: http://money.cnn.com/infographic/luxury/the-cost-of-being-super-rich

So a flight attendent can make $150k/year as long as it's on private planes? You can make $90k/year just for driving rich people around? Holy sh[inks]. Then again for the type of people who work those types of occupations normally, can't blame them for milking rich idiots for all they have with insanely inflated salaries. But of course the idea that the people who are paying that much deserve sympathy as is the implication is just....
3  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Presidential Election Trends / How much of an issue would a candidate legally buying and using marijuana be? on: Today at 04:23:38 pm
Let's assume at some point in the future it's revealed that a politician running for President, who is not from Colorado, Washington, Oregon or Alaska was still visiting one of those states at one point and there's evidence revealed they purchased non-medical marijuana from a legal venue. Would this have a major impact on the campaign?

For a Republican, it would depend. If they were a Paul-type candidate obviously it wouldn't shock anyone or hurt them, but they'd never have a chance at the nomination to begin with. For a standard Republican, I can see it crippling the campaign and ruining their chances at the nomination, though they'd probably still be able to continue their Senate or Governorship.

For a Democratic candidate, no impact at all. Unless they were a hypocrite who had previously taken a hardline against marijuana or legalization in their state. If they had what's basically the default position of most Democratic politicians now (basically not openly supporting legalization but not interfering with states that do), it'd look a tad hypocritical but would be survivable, might even help actually as it'd provide some ressurance they really wouldn't interfere with states on it. But if they never spoke out against it, no impact.
4  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which congressional or other electoral districts have you been to in 2015? on: Today at 03:18:10 pm

MN-01
MN-02
MN-03
MN-04
MN-05
MN-06
MN-08
GA-05
IA-01
IA-03
IA-04
NE-01
NE-02
NE-03
CO-01
CO-04
CO-06
CO-01
5  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: German American demographics on: Today at 01:31:48 pm
For rural German Catholic areas, look at central and southern Minnesota or areas in the Dakotas. For example:




The dark maroon counties in the southern part of ND are mostly German and the most heavily Catholic. And in Burleigh/Morton while the counties aren't rural in terms of population share, the areas that actually are rural would probably be similar if they were seperate counties. For SD look at the dark ones in the eastern half.



The three most Catholic per ARDA counties that don't have a large Native population are Stearns, Morrison and Brown. Stearns is mostly St. Cloud and usually not considered rural, but the western rural part of the county is mostly German and definitely qualifies. Those other dark maroon counties in southern Minnesota all would be examples as well.
6  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Reaganfan Theatre of Absurdity, Ignorance, and Bad Posts V on: Today at 01:15:48 pm
He's quite right, this sort of technology will only help illegal activity as regular people are already handing over this information to marketers, encryption or no encryption. Tor, for example, is mainly used for drug purchases and downloading child pornography- this secrecy accompanies criminal behaviour.
7  Forum Community / Forum Community / Groggy and tired...but back on: Today at 12:53:21 pm
Wow. Fun but I just realized the consequences of a bunch of adults ages 25-~40 acting like college freshmen in Cancun on Spring Break. Actually a lot harsher for us than the college freshmen.

Ah well. Did I miss anything big here?
8  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Iowa on: March 26, 2015, 05:45:11 pm
I shall be in this wonderful state in a few hours.
9  Forum Community / Forum Community / I'm heading out again on: March 26, 2015, 04:51:42 pm
I don't expect to be back till late Sunday. Get along without me until then. And now no sleep till Denver!
10  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do all musicians you listen to have the same political views as you? on: March 26, 2015, 04:50:59 pm
BRTD's life could, with minimal changes, be written as a dark satire on the life of a modern liberal.

How many modern liberals are Ingress-playing, hardcore show-going evangelical Christians though? And removing those aren't really "minimal changes".
11  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do all musicians you listen to have the same political views as you? on: March 26, 2015, 03:27:51 pm
Of course. One of the best things about scene music: all liberal, all the time.

I don't know if your comment is to be taken ironically, but some musicians are extremely conservative, such as Gene Simmons or Pat Boone.
Many Most musicians, on the other hand, are socially liberal, while being fiscally moderate or even conservative at the same time, such as Adele, TLC, 50 Cent, LL Cool J or Madonna.

True lefties among singers (like Cher or Michael Jackson) are a rarity.

And what does that have to do with the type of music I listen to?
12  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do all musicians you listen to have the same political views as you? on: March 26, 2015, 02:36:15 pm

So BRTD, what other things need to be "all liberal, all the time"...will this go to how you like your potatoes? Brown booze or clear booze or gasp NO BOOZE? Are goatees conservative or liberal too?

It never occurred to you that the main aspect of things might just be divorced from politics and enjoyable in their own right?

What's next? Can't watch a John Wayne movie because he voted for Barry Goldwater? Planet of the Apes is pointless because Charlton Heston became a wingnut? Is Gran Torino rendered moot because Eastwood's a Republican who lambasted Obama? Is the films general message against racism, violence , and war now suddenly void because the director's no liberal?

Yeah I'm actually not a fan of any of those. In fact I boycotted Gran Torino when it first came out specifically because of Eastwood's politics.
13  Forum Community / Forum Community / Do all musicians you listen to have the same political views as you? on: March 26, 2015, 11:05:42 am
Of course. One of the best things about scene music: all liberal, all the time.
14  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Cornell Dean Says ISIS "Welcome" at school, compares training camps to sports te on: March 26, 2015, 12:26:37 am
If I were a lawyer I'd be calling this guy to discuss a lawsuit against O'Keefe right now.
15  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you, have you ever had the above poster on ignore? on: March 25, 2015, 08:03:58 pm
no
16  General Discussion / Constitution and Law / Is Ted Cruz constitutionally eligible to be President? on: March 25, 2015, 07:59:51 pm
While the answer is obviously yes, he isn't by the standards of many birthers, thus creating a bit of a conundrum.
17  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Family Guy and South Park on: March 25, 2015, 07:00:19 pm
HS/FS

I guess BRTD hasn't taken the poll yet because no one has chosen FS/HS as of this posting.

No more!

But there are a couple who agree with me, I think Badger does but he hasn't voted yet clearly.
18  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: Cities in the South where Obama won the white vote on: March 25, 2015, 06:58:43 pm
Virginia: So then here's the debate over what qualifies as Southern or not. But excluding obviously not areas you are left with Charlottesville, Richmond and...I though the Hampton Roads would be worth looking at, but only Williamsburg looks likely.

I think Norfolk probably squeaks by.

Savannah, GA might be a possibility?  Not sure.  And probably several tiny college towns here and there.

Romney got 28% in a 44% non-Hispanic white Norfolk. Doubtful.

Romney had to have received at least 25% in Savannah, and the white VAP is around 40%.

Austin I'd put in the same western region as San Antonio.
19  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Most Ideologically Opposed Board Members of the Same Party on: March 25, 2015, 10:35:31 am
Madeleine and Cory, DC and Torie

Both of those sound like they could easily be grindcore song titles (by socially concious SJW-style hardcore-style grindcore of course, not mysoginistic metal-style grindcore.)
20  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Georgia "patriot" plants pipe-bombs to make people afraid of Muslims on: March 25, 2015, 10:27:56 am
Just like Eric Rudolph, all the terrorists in Atlanta seem to be right-wing white Christians.

"Monotheist fundamentalists" covers much of it.

This ridiculous one-god idea is what is to blame.

Yea, at least when Greek god would tell somebody to kill, a good religious man would ask another god for a second opinion.

That sounds like a setup for a Family Guy cutaway joke.
21  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What's the most SJW party in the world? on: March 25, 2015, 09:45:09 am
FI are too far out there, they're actually more like an rare real example of the strawmen MRAs like to use to smear all feminists. For example the founder proposing a "man tax" that only men would pay. If serious feminists supported things like that the MRAs would actually have a point.
22  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: kay hagan for vp? on: March 25, 2015, 09:33:26 am
I think it can safely be said if WalterMitty ever proposes someone for VP (Martha Coakley lol) they're a terrible pick.
23  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of the Cabrini-Green Housing Projects? on: March 25, 2015, 09:30:02 am
It's funny Snowguy brings up Riverside, because it'd be a GREAT place to live if you like going to shows.
24  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Christopher Hitchens on: March 25, 2015, 08:19:13 am
He is a FF in the most literal of senses as he fights against the psychological tyranny of organized religion.

Ayn Rand = FF?
25  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Christopher Hitchens on: March 24, 2015, 10:28:29 pm
Horrible. Horrible horrible horrible HORRIBLE. On everything. A truly vile person and his views on everything were such horrible jokes.

HAR HAR CHRISTIANS SUCK LOLZ THERE IS NO GOD HAHA!
HAR HAR BOMB IRAQ!
HAR HAR I LOVE TORTURE!

I rank him on about the same level as Ayn Rand.
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