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101  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Are there any posters you consider "so bad they're good"? on: October 15, 2014, 11:22:36 pm
The Obamanation is the most obvious case for me, and why I refuse to consider him the worst poster or completely useless. I'd much rather read his stuff than any of the election time trolls or anyone who regularly posts in the 2016 forum for a couple examples.

RogueBeaver >>>>>>> The Obamanation
102  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Traitor Snowden enjoying the high life in Putin's Russia on: October 15, 2014, 09:26:33 pm
What else do you think he should do ?

Play Russian Roulette all day ?

I would prefer that he return to the United States, answer for his crimes, and be executed for treason.

Let's also prosecute all the people at the upper echelons of every recent administration, who regularly leak national security secrets to the media for political purposes:

http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2013/06/11/edward-snowden-and-the-selective-targeting-of-leaks/

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Secrets are sacrosanct in Washington until officials find political expediency in either declassifying them or leaking them selectively. It doesn’t really matter which modern presidential administration you decide to scrutinize for this behavior, as all of them are guilty. For instance, President George W. Bush’s administration declassified or leaked whole barrels of intelligence, raw and otherwise, to convince the public and Congress making war on Iraq was a good idea. Bush himself ordered the release of classified prewar intelligence about Iraq through Vice President Dick Cheney and Chief of Staff I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby to New York Times reporter Judith Miller in July 2003.
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In 2010, NBC News reporter Michael Isikoff detailed similar secrecy machinations by the Obama administration, which leaked to Bob Woodward “a wealth of eye-popping details from a highly classified briefing” to President-elect Barack Obama two days after the November 2008 election. Among the disclosures to appear in Woodward’s book “Obama’s Wars” were, Isikoff wrote, “the code names of previously unknown NSA programs, the existence of a clandestine paramilitary army run by the CIA in Afghanistan, and details of a secret Chinese cyberpenetration of Obama and John McCain campaign computers.”

The secrets shared with Woodward were so delicate Obama transition chief John Podesta was barred from attendance at the briefing, which was conducted inside a windowless, secure room known as a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility, or “SCIF.”
103  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: posters you find entertaining on: October 15, 2014, 08:50:25 pm
Yougo1000
gporter
Atheist2006
Mondale84
Vegetaboi
Jamespol
RickRoll
kljackson
Yates
feeblepizza
poundingtherock
MikeyCNY
104  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Joe Republic on: October 15, 2014, 06:51:16 pm
Not the legitimate representation of the Joe people and should lose their seat on the UN Security Council.

You think it should go to the People's Democratic Republic of Joe?

Which group of the Joes is led by Duke and which is led by Flint?


PRDJ would be preferred. The JR democracy experiment is failed and harbors groups with anti-American sentiments. The recent gains by the Joseph Brotherhood in JR lower house parliamentary elections is evidence of this fact.

Fair enough.  But I'll back whichever Joes can stop Cobra Commander from deploying his weather altering satellites.
105  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Joe Republic on: October 15, 2014, 06:08:42 pm
Not the legitimate representation of the Joe people and should lose their seat on the UN Security Council.

You think it should go to the People's Democratic Republic of Joe?

Which group of the Joes is led by Duke and which is led by Flint?
106  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVII: I Ate The Strawberry (The REAL, AUTHENTIC Update) on: October 15, 2014, 06:04:21 pm
Bushie, if you can't afford your lifestyle on the kind of salary you can get from these jobs, would you consider getting a roommate?
107  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: There's only one candidate that can save the Republican Party... on: October 15, 2014, 05:57:20 pm
I loved it in 2011 when his campaign was so broke that he couldn't fly anywhere, and then he and his wife spent three days "campaigning" in Hawaii for their anniversary:

http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=139759.0
108  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: The Ebola Thread on: October 15, 2014, 02:36:01 pm
Make jokes. I care more about the well being of my fellow Americans than the travel of foreigners.

Americans never travel internationally?  Then how did I get here in Oz?
109  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Pew: Christie & Clinton lead 2016 candidates in media coverage this year on: October 15, 2014, 06:16:02 am
http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014/10/14/media-coverage-of-the-2016-presidential-race-heats-up/


110  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: The "Who is running?" tea leaves thread on: October 15, 2014, 06:09:03 am
http://www.politico.com/story/2014/10/jeb-bush-2016-bid-columba-bush-111890.html?hp=l11

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says his wife, Columba, who has been repeatedly described as skeptical of him pursuing the presidency in 2016, is “supportive” of the possibility.
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“As it relates to my mom, my mom’s been around the track … she just believes that it’s something that she doesn’t want my family to go through, although she’s changed her mind on that. So I’m marking her down to ‘neutral, trending in a different direction’ than she was,” Jeb Bush said.

As for Columba Bush, he said: “My wife is supportive, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t understand the challenges that this brings. This is ultimately my decision with as much consideration as I can to take into account the people that I really love.”
111  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: When will the Point of Light Defeat the Great Satan of Outsourcing? on: October 15, 2014, 02:54:51 am
Wait, I haven't actually been paying attention to this, so this is news to me….the runoff isn't until January?  So then, if it does go to a runoff, the seat will be vacant on Jan. 3, not to be filled until after the runoff is held?

If the balance of power is one seat, does this throw a monkey wrench into the organization of the Senate, since the majority could shift from one party to the other after the runoff?
112  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Primary Election Polls / Re: IA-Selzer: Romney 17% Carson 11% Paul 10% Huckabee 9% Ryan 8% Cruz 7% Perry 7% on: October 15, 2014, 01:59:23 am
Btw, note that this is the first statewide primary poll (not just Iowa, but anywhere) to include Carson in more than 5 months.  So for all we know, he could be doing well in other states too.  We just don't know, because he never gets included as an option in polls.

The last nationwide poll to include him was a St. Leo University poll taken in late May / early June, which had Carson at 6% nationwide.  That was good enough to put him in a tie for 4th place, because of the large number of candidates included.
113  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Past Election What-ifs (US) / 2004/2008/2012 elections with no Iraq War on: October 15, 2014, 01:42:28 am
Bush ramps up pressure on Iraq to get the weapons inspectors back in, and then when they're back in, does not end up going to war.  There is no US-led invasion of Iraq, and the status quo (with occasional 1998-like crisis moments, and enforcement of the no-fly zones) continues at least throughout the rest of Bush's presidency.

Who is nominated by each party in 2004, 2008, and 2012, and who wins each election?
114  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Re: NYT details Obama VP rollout plans; names Bayh, Biden, and Kaine as top choices on: October 15, 2014, 01:37:23 am
I think had Obama been a more gutsy politician he should have taken Mark Warner.

Warner (like Webb and Strickland) refused to be vetted.
115  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: There's only one candidate that can save the Republican Party... on: October 15, 2014, 01:08:51 am
A former Speaker of the House responding to facebook comments? Wow.

At one point he was really into Second Life, convinced it would be the future of political engagement.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOpOZ3Y9eD0
116  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Islamic State vs. The World (except Canada) on: October 15, 2014, 01:07:53 am
Here's a good, lengthy discussion of Turkey and ISIS:

http://bloggingheads.tv/videos/31210
117  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: The Ebola Thread on: October 15, 2014, 12:59:54 am
This is just awful. As far as America is concerned, like I said over a month ago, all flights to and from any African nation should cease immediately.

We already had an infection in the U.S. from a person who came over from an infected nation. It must end now. No more risks.

Remember, we're the same country that locked up Japanese-Americans "just to make sure". If that was thin, I'm pretty sure stopping flights to a from nations with a deadly disease is a pretty reasonable idea.

There's Ebola in the US now, so all other nations should stop accepting any flights or ships from the US as well, even if it's transporting goods and not a passenger plane (the pilot could always be infected).  Let's crash the global economy, to stop the spread of Ebola.
118  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Carly Fiorina is running for what? on: October 15, 2014, 12:56:20 am
As usual, you guys should read the tea leaves thread.  This was noted back in July:

A new name to throw into the mix: Carly Fiorina:

http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/run-2016/2014/07/28/carly-fiorina-taking-2016-temperature

She's made two trips to New Hampshire this year, and she has a Super PAC which is focusing on just a handful of states….including Iowa and New Hampshire.

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Jim Merrill, a top adviser to Mitt Romney's 2012 New Hampshire campaign, is interpreting the largely under-the-radar moves as a sign of someone that's at least pondering a White House bid.

"I thought of it as a testing-the-waters exercise and she got a great response," Merrill says. “It was very clear to me she's someone taking the temperature of New Hampshire.”
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It's Fiorina who appears to be doing more preparatory political groundwork than any other GOP woman on the radar. She's a regular surrogate for Republicans on national news programs and serves as an adviser to the Center for Strategic and International Studies and as a board member of the American Conservative Union – two groups that allow her to foster relationships with separate but highly influential groups of conservatives.

119  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Primary Election Polls / Re: IA-Selzer: Romney 17% Carson 11% Paul 10% Huckabee 9% Ryan 8% Cruz 7% Perry 7% on: October 14, 2014, 11:11:10 pm
Am I reading this right? Marijuana decriminalization in some form is +17 among Iowa Republicans?

That's what it says, yes.  Here's the exact question wording:

"I’m going to mention some stands on specific issues a candidate might take. For each, please tell me if you favor or oppose the position. (Rotate list.)"

And then the marijuana part reads:

"Supports keeping possession of marijuana a crime in all cases"

And it's:
favor 37%
oppose 54%
120  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: The "Who is running?" tea leaves thread on: October 14, 2014, 09:17:27 pm
Carson says the odds of him running are "at least 50/50":

http://dailycaller.com/2014/10/14/dr-ben-carson-chances-are-5050-i-run-for-president-in-2016-video/

Walker is downplaying the chances of him running for president (though he's in a competitive race for reelection, so what else would he say?):

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/walker-downplays-talk-2016-presidential-run-26194843

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In the expansive interview with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Walker said "anybody who wants to be president has to be a little crazy, so I don't know if I want to be classified as crazy."

"I want to be a governor," Walker said. "I'm 46. God willing if some day that was even something to consider, that's a long ways off."
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"I've had to run three times in four years so it's pretty crazy to not want to continue to be governor," said Walker, who was elected governor in 2010 and won a recall in 2012 in an election spurred by anger over his law targeting public workers' collective bargaining rights. "And I think we're just getting humming. I think things are just picking up. I'd like to see this out."

He also strongly suggested he would not run for president if fellow Republican U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin got in the race. Ryan was the vice presidential nominee in 2012. Walker repeated the line he's used frequently, saying if there were a Ryan fan club he would be the leader of it.
121  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Webb takes federalist position on gay marriage on: October 14, 2014, 09:09:00 pm
I've never understood why people listed Webb as a Democratic presidential candidate.

It's because he's visiting early primary states like New Hampshire and says that he's thinking about running for president.
122  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Primary Election Polls / Re: IA-Selzer: Romney 17% Carson 11% Paul 10% Huckabee 9% Ryan 8% Cruz 7% Perry 7% on: October 14, 2014, 09:04:42 pm
favorability / unfavorability among Republicans:

Ryan 75/14% for +61%
Perry 64/23% for +41%
Walker 49/10% for +39%
Rubio 54/16% for +38%
Romney 65/30% for +35%
Paul 59/24% for +35%
Cruz 52/18% for +34%
Carson 41/8% for +33%
Huckabee 59/30% for +29%
Jindal 41/14% for +27%
Santorum 52/30% for +22%
Bush 50/28% for +22%
Kasich 17/7% for +10%
Pence 10/10% for +/-0
Portman 9/10% for -1%
Christie 39/45% for -6%

Iowa Republicans on the issues:


123  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Primary Election Polls / IA-Selzer: D: Clinton 53% Warren 10%; R: Romney 17% Carson 11% Paul 10% Huck 9% on: October 14, 2014, 08:58:24 pm
Bloomberg/Des Moines Register/Selzer GOP Iowa caucus poll:

http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2014-10-14/bloombergdes-moines-register-iowa-poll-without-romney-a-wideopen-2016-field-in-republican-caucuses

http://images.businessweek.com/bloomberg/pdfs/2104-qfi-Rep-Iowa-caucus-poll-tabulated-questionnaire.pdf


124  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: The "Who is running?" tea leaves thread on: October 14, 2014, 10:28:49 am
Romney:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2014/10/14/ann-romney-mitt-and-i-are-done-done-done/

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Ann Romney is waving off rumors that her husband Mitt Romney might run for president a third time.

“Done. Completely,"  she told the Los Angeles Times during a launch event for the Ann Romney Center for Neurological Diseases, in a story published Monday night. “Not only Mitt and I are done, but the kids are done. Done. Done. Done.”

But when asked if she could change her mind or if she could be convinced to assist with another Romney campaign, she demurred, answering that she hasn't yet "been pushed to that point mentally."

Cuomo:

http://blogs.wsj.com/metropolis/2014/10/14/q-a-gov-cuomo-on-his-new-book/

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WSJ: Do you want to run for president?

Cuomo: Do you want to run for president?

WSJ: No. Do you?

Cuomo: I want to run for governor.

WSJ: You can run for governor and also run for president.

Cuomo: I just want to run for governor. I’m focusing on running for governor. And then I’m going to focus on being the best governor I can be…And [closes his eyes] sincerely, sincerely, I am so lucky and so blessed to have this opportunity, because–part of what I try to communicate in the book is, I never thought I was going to be here….So I am just so happy and pleased that I had this chance to do something I feel so deeply about.
125  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Would an atheist president bother you? on: October 14, 2014, 08:31:00 am
No (catholic)

^^this.

An evangelical would bother me a lot more than an atheist, tbh

What if it was me?

I'd love to see your performance in the debates.  You'd constantly be polling the audience with questions like "What is funnier?  The Cleveland Show or South Park?"  Any time your opponent made a good point, your retort would be something like "Yet another reason why J.J.'s post on this was so ridiculous" or "If opebo was still here, he'd…"

Well, you get the idea.
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