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60976  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana on: January 15, 2005, 07:28:37 pm
what happened in this place?

1952 results:

Eisenhower: 92.97%
Stevenson: 7.03%

yet in 1952 Stevenson won Louisiana. In 1956 his numbers doubled, Eisenhower still got over 80% with the Dixiecrat slate of electors geting about 4%.

In 1948 Strom Thurmond won it with 93.62%.

Prior to that it was a pretty typical solid south county. Over 80% for FDR. So why did it swing so suddenly so quickly when the rest of the south and Louisiana didn't?
60977  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: Blanche Lincoln (D) vs Condoleezza Rice (R) (Battle of the Women) on: January 15, 2005, 06:19:49 pm
Lincoln would win easily.
60978  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Graner gets 10 years on: January 15, 2005, 06:13:22 pm
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6795956/

thoughts? I think it's a rather sufficient sentence.
60979  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Naso in Grand Rapids, MI on: January 15, 2005, 04:27:28 pm
what, I thought I was in district 3. This is the map in Ernest's thread:

60980  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: Johnson vs. Rockefeller 1964 on: January 15, 2005, 04:22:27 pm
yeah, he was a Dewey type
60981  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: Johnson vs. Rockefeller 1964 on: January 15, 2005, 03:44:05 pm


Johnson still wins unfortunately. Alabama and Mississippi vote for a bunch of unpledged electors who vote for Dixiecrat candidates like they did in the last election
60982  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Johnson vs. Rockefeller 1964 on: January 15, 2005, 03:40:16 pm
I would've happily voted for Rockefeller.

What would the map look like?
60983  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: All the past VPs never to become president on: January 15, 2005, 03:20:18 pm
Mondale.

I have two problems with Humphrey and Gore:

Humphrey - who he served as VP under
Gore - his wife
60984  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: economic/social scale on: January 15, 2005, 03:12:28 pm
www.politicalcompass.org
60985  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Public ownership on: January 15, 2005, 03:08:20 pm
all of them
60986  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Ethical Philosophy Test on: January 15, 2005, 02:33:39 pm
I don't know who hardly any of these guys are so I really don't know what these results mean:

1. Spinoza   (100%)
2. Aquinas   (91%)
3. Nietzsche   (88%)
4. Epicureans   (86%)
5. Jeremy Bentham   (83%)
6. St. Augustine   (78%)
7. Jean-Paul Sartre   (77%)
8. Aristotle   (75%)
9. Nel Noddings   (73%)
10. Thomas Hobbes   (72%)
11. David Hume   (68%)
12. Kant   (65%)
13. Stoics   (65%)
14. John Stuart Mill   (55%)
15. Ayn Rand   (52%)
16. Cynics   (47%)
17. Ockham   (34%)
18. Plato   (34%)
19. Prescriptivism   (34%)

I'll just be happy Ayn Rand is fairly low.
60987  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: 'Mohammed' enters top 20 boys names list in England and Wales on: January 15, 2005, 02:22:30 pm
There's lots of Muslims here and I get along with them pretty fine, BUT I do have qualms with them elsewhere.

The weekend of Christmas I was visiting my relatives with my family (my family lives really far away so I don't go home that often, I usually only see them when they visit other relatives since I live much closer to most of them) and the last day there was a bit of a reunion in my aunt's church's basement that she rented out. This aunt is the one I mentioned that lives in Minneapolis and works at the University of Minnesota. Well when I got there I noticed graffitti on the entrence to the church, although I had no clue what it was saying.

I asked her about that when I got inside and she said she had never noticed it before. Well she said she had never seen it before and asked one of the ministers when he came around. And he said that came up only a couple days ago and they submitted a police report, and it was likely caused by the fact the nearby apartment complexes house a lot of Somalian Muslims, and there have been reported incidents of Muslim gangs attacking Christian targets in this way before. So yeah, I am annoyed.

But I have never heard of that happening down here, in fact almost all the graffiti and vandalism I see is either anti-Bush or pro-Christian. Etched on the walls around here especially bathroom stalls you usually see something like "BUSH IS A TERRORIST" and the citing of some Bible verse. Some have even combined the two ("God is in control, Bush is not; Trust God, not GOP")
60988  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Countries with no suburbs on: January 15, 2005, 02:07:52 pm
Oh well. Pretty much everyone I know down here agrees with me though that the Twin Cities are hoping places and the suburbs are boring as hel (except for the Mall of America). I actually have lots of friends who grew up in the suburbs and they all hated it.
I grew up in the Twin Cities suburbs from 6th-12th grade during the early 70's. I didn't hate it, I had plenty to do, I lived there during my college summers in the late 70's and enjoyed that as well. So now you you know of someone who didn't hate it.

yeah but unlike my friends you're a Republican Wink

But really, Twin Cities suburbia changed A LOT between the 70s and 90s
60989  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Countries with no suburbs on: January 15, 2005, 02:05:31 pm
Oh well. Pretty much everyone I know down here agrees with me though that the Twin Cities are hoping places and the suburbs are boring as hel (except for the Mall of America). I actually have lots of friends who grew up in the suburbs and they all hated it.

You allwyas have a lot of friends who support your beliefs. First it was private schools, now this. Unless you are a magnet of other looney leftists, and a repeler of anyone to the right of Pelosi, I seriously doubt your assertions.

I go to a very liberal university in a pretty damn liberal city, and most of my friends would classify as "loony leftists" to you although I'm significantly to the left of most of them. I don't associate with anyone who likes Bush though, I know that.

Have you ever stoped to think that may not be the best sample?

never said it was.
60990  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: Lincolin Chafee /Arlen Specter (R) vs Zell Miller/ Robert Byrd (D) on: January 15, 2005, 02:36:22 am
Considering that Chafee semi-endorsed Kerry and Miller endorsed Bush, it'd basically just be an inverse of the 2004 map, especially since Chaffee is liberal on just about every issue and Miller is conservative on just about every issue.
60991  Election Archive / 2004 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: What is your favorite presidential campaign commercial in 2004? on: January 15, 2005, 02:33:37 am
that's basically St. Croix and Pierce counties, which have a combined population of about 100k. Pierce voted for Kerry actually which I find kind of suprising since it was the only suburban Twin Cities county to do so, and areas that far away from the city proper are usually extremely Republican.
60992  Election Archive / 2004 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: What is your favorite presidential campaign commercial in 2004? on: January 15, 2005, 02:22:39 am
Bush wasted a lot of money here. I know from day one to the election that Kerry would win Minnesota, I never swayed from that prediction. I also believed it wouldn't be as close as most were predicting, and I was right on that too.
60993  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Forum Political Compass on: January 15, 2005, 02:21:08 am
Amazing to see most of the democrats are more socially conservative than I am.

and we have the same social score.

I wonder what opebo has for the social scale though.
60994  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2004 U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: So Lake, TN voted for Kerry after all on: January 15, 2005, 02:09:26 am
I'll make a guess and say Staten Island.
60995  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Countries with no suburbs on: January 14, 2005, 11:50:21 pm
Having to drive 20-30 minutes both ways everytime you went to a strip club would suck bad. That also kind of cuts down on the number of beers you can have.
60996  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Biggest problem with your Senators on: January 14, 2005, 11:07:23 pm
I actually find it sort of interesting that San Diego County voted for Bush and Boxer. Now THAT makes no sense. However, living there for a while, I did get the impression that Californians are happy with a Californian incumbent hanging around.

I've been wondering that myself. How the hell can the same person vote for those two?
60997  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Biggest problem with your Senators on: January 14, 2005, 11:04:53 pm
Coleman: everything
Dayton: he caves a little too easily
60998  Election Archive / 2004 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: What is your favorite presidential campaign commercial in 2004? on: January 14, 2005, 10:55:06 pm
I think it's called "We Keep Our Promises", that Kerry ad where he shows all the clips of Bush promising to do certain things and then it scrolls over the screen what Bush actually did. Then at the end it shows a list of all of Bush's unkept promises and Kerry appears and says "We need a president who's on your side. I'm John Kerry and I approve this message."
60999  General Discussion / History / Re: First president we have audio of on: January 14, 2005, 10:52:03 pm
I read that Benjamin Harrison was the first president to have his voice recorded, although if Grover Cleveland did after Harrison's presidency I guess he would technically be the winner.
61000  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Favorite EU PM on: January 14, 2005, 10:45:25 pm
Zapatero!
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