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51  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Is Family Guy basically just an animated Whose Line Is It Anyway? on: August 17, 2014, 10:15:22 pm
Family Guy is basically an animated version of Date Movie, Epic Movie, Meet the Spartans, etc.

Uh, no. Haven't you seen Ted? That's basically live action Family Guy and the same style of jokes. And it was funny. Family Guy has actual jokes, not just references.
52  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Amanda Curtis? on: August 17, 2014, 09:51:14 pm
Also she's a high school math teacher. Not the type of job that people who end up in the Senate usually come from.
53  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you remember Alcon/J. J. arguments? on: August 17, 2014, 09:45:00 pm
jfern would have been voted for using ARG website for an argument about statistics, through.

Huh? Not sure what you mean.

And I don't recall jfern ever citing ARG. While they were a notoriously awful poster, the argument in question didn't involve their polls.

The last post you quoted links to their website.

Oh you mean Bacon King.

To be fair though that's just a MoE formula and calculator. It has nothing to do with ARG's actual junk polls.
54  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: When did you first hear of.... on: August 17, 2014, 09:37:59 pm
Barack Obama: 2004 during his primary campaign for Illinois Senate.

Hillary Clinton: Sometime during the Clinton presidency.

Joe Biden: early 2000s when I got more into electoral politics as he was a prominent Senator.

George W. Bush: sometime in the late 90s upon learning that the son of the first President Bush was now Texas Governor.

Dick Cheney: early in Bush's Presidency.

Mitt Romney: When he was elected Massachusetts Governor in 2002.

John McCain: 2000 primary election.

Rudy Giuliani: I remember hearing about the controversy over his mayorship in the 90s.

Ron Paul: 2003, during the lead up to the Iraq War.

Sarah Palin: In 2004 when she was mentioned as a possible primary challenger to Lisa Murkowski.

Michelle Bachmann: 2003 when she started her push for the anti-gay marriage amendment in the Minnesota legislature.

Newt Gingrich: Sometime when he was Speaker.

Rick Santorum: Either 2002 or 2003, although I didn't put much thought to him at first. It wasn't until he made that comment comparing homosexuality to polygamy and adultery that he became much of an issue.

So I beat everyone on Palin (that's what I get for lurking Free Republic at that time) and Bachmann (for obvious reasons)
55  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you remember Alcon/J. J. arguments? on: August 17, 2014, 09:32:43 pm
jfern would have been voted for using ARG website for an argument about statistics, through.

Huh? Not sure what you mean.

And I don't recall jfern ever citing ARG. While they were a notoriously awful poster, the argument in question didn't involve their polls.
56  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Gay Teen Commits Suicide due to bullying; his donated eyes are rejected. on: August 17, 2014, 09:24:29 pm
I'm actually not particularly opposed to the FDA's ban on gay men as blood donors. I used to think it was ridiculous until I learned that the US is not unusual in the policy, it's actually standard in most developed Western countries. The fact is the rate of HIV infection amongst the gay community is 17 times that of people at large, the rate amongst blacks isn't anywhere near comparable. The real controversy isn't the ban but the fact that it's indefinite. The Red Cross lobbied the FDA to lower it to a one year deferral, which was rejected, but not repeal it altogether. Now changing the ban to a temporary deferral as many of those other countries have done is a reasonable policy and one I'd be in favor of, but I am now convinced that such policies are not based on homophobia or bigotry, especially when you consider the people in charge of setting them come from very educated backgrounds and are exactly the sort of people who'll support gay marriage. It's not like the FDA is made up exclusively of people who went to med school at fundamentalist colleges.

Here's a fairly amusing bit of irony: the Netherlands and Norway are amongst the countries that in addition to the US have lifetime deferrals, while Russia has no deferral at all. As strange as that sounds, it does show that moral approval of homosexual behavior is not much of a factor in a country's policies in regards to this.

However I don't believe corneas pose the same risk blood does. But of course I'm also not in any way even remotely qualified to make that sort of ruling.
57  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Gay Teen Commits Suicide due to bullying; his donated eyes are rejected. on: August 17, 2014, 09:06:55 pm
Wait, you can get eye transplants now???

Think it's just the cornea, but that's enough to cure blindness in many cases.
58  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which would you rather do for one whole week? on: August 17, 2014, 08:57:22 pm
Currently? Option 1. At any previous point in time during election season it'd be option 2 hands down, but things just aren't interesting now.
59  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Opinion of the Church of Satan on: August 17, 2014, 06:39:17 pm
HO for being a joke "church" that is basically nothing but real life trolling...and for their awful Ayn Rand-esque philosophy.
60  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Is BushOklahoma literally addicted to Braum's? on: August 17, 2014, 06:29:08 pm
he is addicted to food.

Isn't every human?
61  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Gay Teen Commits Suicide due to bullying; his donated eyes are rejected. on: August 17, 2014, 06:10:09 pm
Can you even contract HIV through an eye transplant?
62  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Predict winner/margin for Montana: Steve Daines vs Amanda Curtis on: August 17, 2014, 06:05:34 pm
Well if Curtis does manage to win she'll be the most attractive Senator by far (and also the youngest which is no doubt why.)

Kirsten Gillibrand would like a word.



As would Alison Lundergan Grimes Smiley

Gillibrand is the best looking current Senator, Grimes would be if she got elected and Curtis didn't, but Curtis is better looking than both.
63  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Amanda Curtis? on: August 17, 2014, 06:03:11 pm
A shame she isn't running in a more liberal state. To top it all off she's good looking as well and would be the best looking Senator.
64  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Someone Tried to Scam Me Today - Advice Needed on: August 17, 2014, 02:57:41 pm
Just inform as many people at the church as you can. and I ddoubt they'll be back.
65  General Discussion / Constitution and Law / Re: Why do Presidents swear in on the bible? on: August 17, 2014, 01:41:09 pm
Because nobody cares to actually implement the 1st Amendment seriously.

What? Not only is it not a 1st Amendment violation, you could argue that not allowing a President to swear in on a religious text of their choice would be. It's not a requirement, as shown by members of Congress, Keith Ellison swore in on the Koran, Tulsi Gabbard did on a Hindu sacred text, and Krysten Sinema did on the Constitution. If any of those were elected President they could do so on the same preferred book as well.
66  General Discussion / Constitution and Law / Re: Satanists use Hobby Lobby decision to ask for exemption from anti-abortion laws on: August 17, 2014, 01:36:35 pm
Hell Scientology is actually a pretty legitimate religion in relation to Satanism. Satanism is as serious a "religion" as the Flying Spaghetti Monster. It's nothing but people of a selfish libertarian bent doing anti-Christian trolling.

Treating Satanism as a "religion" would be like allowing hardcore Star Wars fans who want to call themselves "Jedi" and claim "Jedi" as a religion like some did as a joke on the UK Census once to be considered a serious religion.
67  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you remember Alcon/J. J. arguments? on: August 17, 2014, 01:23:13 pm
As much as the forum has gone downhill since then, there is one improvement: If someone came up with a derisive nickname for another poster as immature and unfunny as "jFRAUD" and used that EVERY SINGLE TIME they referred to them they'd be labeled a troll and mocked for that alone. Back in 2005 it was beloved by moderate heroes because that evil terrible dishonest Dem hack jfern was getting attacked by someone who by the standards of the time was inexplicably not seen as dishonest or hackish in any way. 2005 was a weird time.

Also:

http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=150682.0
68  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Best College Town In The Big Ten (Final) on: August 17, 2014, 01:18:21 pm
I obviously voted for Minneapolis, but in this context it feels kind of weird since everyone here knows that the area near the U is the worst place in Minneapolis to live (aside from the actual ghettos or those lakeside areas full of millionaires who like to own giant mansions if you don't have any money) and sportswise I am anti-Golden Gophers.
69  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Is Family Guy basically just an animated Whose Line Is It Anyway? on: August 17, 2014, 11:14:09 am
Aside from being about animated families, there isn't really a whole lot of similarities between Family Guy and The Simpsons. And The Simpsons is a terrible show* while Family Guy is brilliant.

*It had about nine good seasons, and a lot more utterly horrible ones, so on balance it's a terrible show. Had it been cancelled at the end of the Bill Clinton presidency, it'd be one of the best shows of all time of course.
70  General Politics / Individual Politics / 100 Largest US Cities Series: Norfolk on: August 17, 2014, 11:10:05 am
#81: Norfolk, Virginia
Population: 246,139

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norfolk,_Virginia

82: Durham, North Carolina 85.3%
83: Madison, Wisconsin 88.9%
84: Lubbock, Texas 36.4%
85: Irvine, California 52.0%
86: Winston-Salem, North Carolina 85.2%
87: Glendale, Arizona 25.0%
88: Garland, Texas 45.5%
89: Hialeah, Florida 33.3%
90: Reno, Nevada 56.5%
91: Chesapeake, Virginia 40.9%
92: Gilbert, Arizona 31.3%
93: Baton Rouge, Lousiana 69.0%
94: Irving, Texas 35.0%
95: Scottsdale, Arizona 31.6%
96: North Las Vegas, Nevada 21.4%
97: Fremont, California 66.7%
98. Boise, Idaho 78.9%
99. Richmond, Virginia 74.3%
100. San Bernardino, California 34.5%
71  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Scottish Independence Referendum - 2014 on: August 17, 2014, 10:47:50 am


Even with the gap narrowing that graphic implies to me there's not enough time left thankfully. And this is probably the sort of thing where all last minute people who make up their minds will go with "No". I'm feeling pretty pleasantly confident about this now.
72  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Is Family Guy basically just an animated Whose Line Is It Anyway? on: August 17, 2014, 10:32:48 am
Yes which is why I find most of the criticisms of it rather stupid. No one ever attacks WLIIA for not having a plot for example.

Actually come to think of it, Seth MacFarlane would make an awesome participant on WLIIA as well.
73  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Predict winner/margin for Montana: Steve Daines vs Amanda Curtis on: August 17, 2014, 09:25:43 am
Well if Curtis does manage to win she'll be the most attractive Senator by far (and also the youngest which is no doubt why.)
74  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: What is a WASP? on: August 17, 2014, 12:35:13 am
You're talking about areas though. Imagine for example a middle class suburb in Ohio. Germans, Scandinavians, Irish, Italians, English, etc have basically no difference and all live in the same areas. Besides how many whites in the US are entirely of one ancestry?
75  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: What is a WASP? on: August 16, 2014, 11:47:46 pm
Probably best to not over-analyze this.  I mean for me William F Buckley and the Kennedy clan were way more WASP in there upbringing than any Southrons. Boarding schools, Harvard-Yale, the country club, Newport, the Vineyard, white shoe firms.  The exclusivity of these WASP bastions are gone, so the term really doesnt mean anything anymore- like BRTD's favorite Catholic vote or Reagan Republican.

I assume you mean "Reagan Democrat" (though yes, "Reagan Republican" is a pointless and stupid term today, it'd be like someone calling themselves an "FDR Democrat"), but yes, WASP is a meaningless distinction today. As far as I'm concerned if you're white, you're white, the end. Yes obviously the region of the country and if that person lives in or is from an urban/suburban/rural background matters a lot, but those are only tangentially related to ethnicity.
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