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101  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Bullies force halt to vote on allowing alcohol sales in Pine Ridge on: May 17, 2016, 11:28:37 am

When I get off work I'm going to have a drink in protest of this empty quote pyramid.
102  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Bullies force halt to vote on allowing alcohol sales in Pine Ridge on: May 17, 2016, 11:25:43 am
Uh it was tried nationwide and didn't work.

Alcohol is not terrible, it's so moral even my church serves it at some events. (And no I'm not talking about communion, I'm talking about holding events in actual bars)
103  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Bullies force halt to vote on allowing alcohol sales in Pine Ridge on: May 17, 2016, 11:15:36 am
Dry counties don't work. We tried it nationwide and it was a huge epic fail. It lasted about six months on a Reservation I lived on and was also abandoned for being an epic fail. It works even less than marijuana prohibition.
104  Forum Community / Forum Community / Have you ever specified what pronouns you prefer? on: May 17, 2016, 08:20:09 am
Of course not. Non trans people actually do this?
105  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Bullies force halt to vote on allowing alcohol sales in Pine Ridge on: May 17, 2016, 08:01:56 am
http://www.omaha.com/news/nebraska/vote-to-legalize-alcohol-sales-on-pine-ridge-reservation-called/article_3338619c-1ba2-11e6-b0c0-d79d314c52dd.html

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The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation will remain officially dry after a vote to allow alcohol sales was called off at the last minute.

Residents of the reservation, located just across the Nebraska border, were poised to vote Tuesday. But the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council, in the face of protesters on horseback, voted 9-4 late Monday afternoon to halt the election.

Pathetic.
106  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Was choosing Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention a masterstroke? on: May 16, 2016, 08:00:05 am
I'm not convinced holding the convention in a state helps win that state. It's not even backed up historical precedent.
107  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Will Trump win Elliott County, KY in the general election? on: May 16, 2016, 05:52:04 am
Hillary Clinton is white, so no.
108  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you believe cxs018 is a sock? on: May 15, 2016, 11:11:59 am
Well both the numbers and Mordem have weighed in...
109  About this Site / The Atlas / Can the mods please weigh in on the cxs018 sock accusation? on: May 14, 2016, 11:07:23 pm
Like let us know if there's a shred of credible evidence or not and finally put this business to rest?
110  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / opebo vs. Rodrigo Duterte on: May 14, 2016, 11:02:35 pm
opebo/opebo
111  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Bernie Supporters: What do you plan to do in the general? on: May 14, 2016, 04:39:09 pm
Vote for Hillary, duh.
112  Forum Community / Forum Community / Post something to trigger the preceding poster on: May 14, 2016, 04:31:10 pm
Go.
113  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Henry Kissinger on: May 14, 2016, 10:44:24 am
Better than the neoconservatives and the non-interventionists.

He's a very heavy influence on neoconservativism. And as naive as non interventionists often are Kissinger did far .pre damage than they ever will.
114  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Henry Kissinger on: May 14, 2016, 10:40:57 am
Kind of hard to believe that he's still alive honestly.

Can you imagine the celebrations on liberal sites when he finally dies?
115  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Henry Kissinger on: May 14, 2016, 10:39:39 am
One of the worst people at large in the world today.
116  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Presidential Election Trends / Re: The next white male Democratic president on: May 14, 2016, 10:38:11 am
Probably the more important question is when the USA will have second after JFK president (although its hard to call Kennedy decent follower) who will be Catholic? I guess that will be some Democratic candidate so I guess this question is not that offtopic.

That's not really an important or often discussed topic because as someone noted Catholic/Protestant identity politics don't really exist in the US anymore. This wouldn't be an issue.

And based on demographics it'd be just as likely to be a Republican as a Democrat.

I certainly assumed as much, but then it turned into perhaps the most significant divide on Trump vs. Not Trump support in the cultural North.  I have no idea what this means going forward, but it does look like there's some serious Catholic/non-religious coasts vs. Protestant interior identity politics within the GOP now.

All that's showing is that fundamentalist Protestants tended to support Cruz. But even that's not true identity politics, seeing as how these same people supported Rick Santorum four years ago and many supported Marco Rubio before his campaign collapsed.
117  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Who is more religious? on: May 14, 2016, 10:34:40 am
Clinton, and it's not even close. Donald Trump is probably agnostic.

Trump no doubt very uncomfortable with the idea of God existing because he can't stand the possibility of something greater than himself existing.
118  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Who is more religious? on: May 14, 2016, 05:19:54 am
As an Italian who hates Catholicism for what it is doing against our country's civil development, I am not sure this is the better argument for standing against Trump.

Good thing Hillary isn't Catholic then.
119  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Does this forum completely fail to understand working class whites? on: May 13, 2016, 07:33:34 pm
Yes, and, as with most invocations of the term, the "white" bit is unnecessary.

Given how often pundits say "working class" when they really mean "white working class," especially when they wish to offer some sort of "populist" attack on Democrats and/or liberals (from either the left or the right)... I think being precise with our language is vitally necessary.

To say nothing of PR's important point that you need to separate out North and South, as well.

This is not to say that Atlas is any good at understanding working class minorities, either.  But we're not going to do a better job by lumping all the various "working class"es together.

The reason why I specified whites is because I'm seeing this sort of mindset a lot:

-All working class whites are racist.
-Working class whites that vote for Democrats would vote for the Republicans if the Republicans were more blatantly racist.
-The most blatantly racist Republican candidate since the civil rights era is therefore guaranteed a landslide amongst working class whites.
120  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Does this forum completely fail to understand working class whites? on: May 13, 2016, 03:58:44 pm
There are a lot of people in well paying white collar and management jobs who do not have degrees, particularly if older than fifty.

I know more than one person with a high level software programming job with no degree. If you can prove that you can code well or have relavent work experience, whether you have a degree really means nothing in that field. (Although some sort of independent certification might be required)
121  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of TNVolunteer talking about New Hampshire on: May 13, 2016, 11:30:49 am
That's because the final Dude Fest was in 2011. But I haven't been to Indiana since.
122  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Trump needs to win over two-time Obama voters on: May 13, 2016, 07:38:10 am
The default answer to this is "muh working class whites"

Win in places like IL-17 and IL-3, blue-collar white districts in northern states

No those places don't matter because he's not winning Illinois anyway.
123  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of TNVolunteer talking about New Hampshire on: May 12, 2016, 01:46:43 pm
Next thing he'll be claiming Hispanic is a separate race on the Census.
124  Forum Community / Forum Community / How would Hudson, NY vote in the Austrian Presidential election? on: May 11, 2016, 09:56:45 pm
Over 70% for Van der Bellen probably.
125  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / What will happen with North Carolina's anti-LGBT law? on: May 11, 2016, 07:06:52 pm
So by one estimate it'll cost the state $5 billion.

I predict McCrory loses but the legislature refuses to repeal it, so it gets thrown out by a court.
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