Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
September 03, 2015, 01:52:25 am
HomePredMockPollEVCalcAFEWIKIHelpLogin Register
News: Be sure to enable your "Ultimate Profile" for even more goodies on your profile page!

  Show Posts
Pages: 1 2 3 [4] 5 6 7 8 9 ... 110
76  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of John Dingell on: February 25, 2014, 05:36:45 am
FF for sure.


Yeah he is a little more conservative than he should be for the district. Although the Wayne county part of his district (65%) isn't really that socially liberal it is blue collar working class. His pro gun anti SSM and not exactly for environmental regulations on cars is actually is quite in touch with a lot of the Downriver part (Wayne county) of his district. The Washtenaw county part, Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti areas are quite a bit more liberal. Obama won around 61% in the Wayne county part (barely under 60% if you take out Dearborn) and 77% in the Washtenaw county part, in 2008. He could vote more liberal since the Washtenaw county part of his district makes the seat very safe, even a 60% Obama in 2008 district is safe though. These numbers may not be exact as I basically recreated his district on Dave's redistricting app, but his district mostly follows city borders so it's like over 95% accurate.

I hope someone other than Debbie Dingell wins the seat though. Let someone new and not a Dingell win the seat. The Wayne county part is more of the district, about 65% if my calculations are correct. But the State senator from Ann Arbor is considering a run. She is what you expect for a representative for Ann Arbor. Rebekah Warren is her name, I don't know if a candidate from Wayne county will run other than Debbie Dingell. Dingell seems to have a strong base of support behind her unfortunately. A primary for this district actually happened before after the 2000 redistricting when Ann Arbor and Downriver/Wayne county were put in the same district. 3 term congresswoman Lynn Rivers of Ann Arbor ran vs Dingell in 2002 but lost. That district was slightly different as it also had Monroe county in it and a little less of Wayne.
77  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: I'm addicted to pop on: February 24, 2014, 07:25:33 pm
So I went to the store by my house and they finally got the two liters of the pop I like in. It has been over a week since they were out. They hadn't even put them on the shelf yet they were in the stacks of cases still, so I just grabbed a two liter from them.

Also I may have a inside connection for a job, my mom's friend works in a office at a college they are looking for someone for a janitor type job. She got me a application and is going to hand deliver it to the lady who will deal with the applications. So according to my mom's friend there is a good chance I will at least get a interview. I also sent a resume in, my mom's friend said it would be a good idea to. I changed up my resume to make it relevant to a janitor job and focused on cleaning skills from my previous jobs. The job is 21 miles away in Southfield, Michigan, though but if it pays enough it should be worth it but a 30 minute drive to work will kind of suck. The shifts I work may not be 9 to 5 so I may avoid rush hour times and then I could take the freeway there and be there in 25 minutes or less. Taking the freeway to Southfield during rush hour or even other times is a horrible idea traffic is a disaster.
78  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: I'm addicted to pop on: February 21, 2014, 04:22:19 am
Guys I really need to find a job, but I'm terrible at finding jobs and interviews.

Would you like us to interview for you?

No I need to work on my interviewing skills also on my social skills people don't seem to like me. My last boss did not like me.
79  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Eight Questions About Your Life On The Forum on: February 20, 2014, 10:24:24 pm

1. Did you lurk before signing up to be a part of the forum?

 yes I think for a few months.

2. When did you officially join the forum (month and year)?

December 23rd 2003.
 
3. How old were you when you joined?

19

4. How old are you now?

29

5. Are you more, less or about equally interested in politics/elections as compared to when you first joined?

same

6. What was your favorite year for the forum (out of however many years you've been on here)?

I don't know if I have a favorite year, the site use to be a lot more conservative back in the day but the debates and conversations were better I feel.

7. What posters that are no longer with us do you miss the most?

I don't know

8. Who do you consider your closest friends or allies on the forum?

I don't really have friends here much.

80  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: I'm addicted to pop on: February 20, 2014, 10:20:02 pm
Guys I really need to find a job, but I'm terrible at finding jobs and interviews.
81  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: I'm addicted to pop on: February 20, 2014, 06:55:11 pm
I'm going to get some water flavor stuff, then cut my pop back to hopefully 100 oz a week to start.  I wish it would get warm here even to the 50 degree mark. I could go out and get some exercise on my bike. I need to get out and do stuff sitting around here just gives me more time to drink pop. Unfortunately next weeks highs might not even make it above 20 degrees.
82  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: I'm addicted to pop on: February 20, 2014, 04:01:40 pm
I can't remember if I suggested this before, but have you considered buying the flavored water enhancer stuff like MiO?

I know Kroger has them ($3.50 each), plus a store brand that comes in a few flavors ($2.50) that tastes just as good. Each one will make like 5-8 liters of beverage depending on how strong you like it, basically tastes like Kool-aid and has no sugar. Breaks down to about $0.80/2-liter. I usually substitute this for a coke if it's close to bedtime (the type of sugar in this stuff just passes through you, plus no caffeine and no calories).



I have actually tried those and the worked somewhat but they were not quite pop like. Also I tired on the flavor. I should try them again though because they work enough to help me cut down on pop. Also I tried the Kool Aid ones also I think I liked that better. The sweetness in the is not the same as in pop and I can taste the difference. I don't shop at Kroger anymore either since they fired me neither do my parents.
83  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: I'm addicted to pop on: February 20, 2014, 12:48:42 am
Do I come across as unlikable here?
84  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: I'm addicted to pop on: February 20, 2014, 12:43:46 am
 So this evening I went out to buy some milk. I went to Rite Aid, I wanted to buy some pop so I decided to try the Rite Aid brand of Mountain Dew type pop. This was quite the mistake the pop is drinkable but not very tasty. I think I'm going to have to cut it with actual Mountain dew or with Faygo Moon Mist which is a good knock off of Mountain Dew. I would just dump it but I can't waste pop. So a little advice don't buy the store brand pop a lot of the time it is not good. I knew this but took a risk on it.
85  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: I'm addicted to pop on: February 19, 2014, 09:20:41 pm
Also I think I'm unemployable, If I found a job they would just fire me after a month. People don't seem to like me.
86  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: I'm addicted to pop on: February 19, 2014, 08:55:39 pm
So their going to ask me questions in front of a bunch of people, that is not going to be good. I get very anxious in that kind of situation.
87  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: I'm addicted to pop on: February 19, 2014, 08:43:11 pm
Will being unemployed make it more likely I get picked. I don't think they will ask about a pop addiction.
88  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: I'm addicted to pop on: February 19, 2014, 07:27:16 pm
So I got a letter calling me for jury duty. I have never been before. It is in Detroit but it is a civil case i believe based on the location. According to the court website the location where I'm suppose to report to is for civil cases. I hope they don't pick me though I'm not a good judge of guilt. I go on March 11th at 8am.
89  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of this Condo? on: February 18, 2014, 06:52:05 pm
Detroit gets no love.
90  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: I'm addicted to pop on: February 18, 2014, 04:22:09 pm
I really should lose some weight before getting a suit. If I get a suit I want it to fit good though and be decent, I have heard you can get a suit for $200 dollars but I don't know how good it is.

91  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Five Goddamn Years! on: February 18, 2014, 04:22:42 am
congratulations, another five years will fly by. I have been here 10 years but have a low profile and not well known and don't have a lot of posts.
92  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: I'm addicted to pop on: February 18, 2014, 04:20:44 am
Just don't buy a black suit. A nice dark charcoal gray or dark navy blue is good for your first suit.

yeah everything I have read also says no black. Most say charcoal as a first suit. I'm wondering how much to spend.
93  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: I'm addicted to pop on: February 18, 2014, 03:08:28 am
I think I'm going to get a suit but I need to find out more about suits and different styles, and what I like.
94  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of this Condo? on: February 18, 2014, 12:42:55 am
300k is way to expensive, you can get a house in Detroit for way cheaper.
95  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: I'm addicted to pop on: February 18, 2014, 12:35:20 am
guys should I buy a suit. I have no use for a suit but I kind of want to buy one to have one. I could wear it around or to church. Not a super expensive one or anything but not too cheap I would have to have it tailored to me so it looks good.
96  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: How and why have you evolved politically? on: February 17, 2014, 12:25:22 am
Then I suppose I'm a fucking moron.  Thank you for pointing that out.  My life is now complete, having posted here for so many years and finally having met someone with your profound wisdom to shed some light my sorry state of existence.



I was criticizing your mindset when you got your first paycheque. (Not criticizing your current mental capacity; we all know you're a brilliant wordsmith, so there's no need to patronize me). The point of my post was that I want to know what really changed your views back then, because you had to have known the tax man was going to come down and take your money. Surely in associating with socialists this was not brought up?

I see it so often that people are liberal in there youth, but become conservative as they grow older. It's exemplified in that famous quote you mentioned. (a quote that truly irks me, in case that wasn't obvious).  I think the change for most people does come from seeing the tax man take their earned cash, but it seems bizarre to me that they wouldn't have thought about that before. After all, thinking about tax theory is at least part of an active political liberal.

I may not be 35 yet, but I do face many of the same challenges a lot of people go through when they make their political shifts. I have a decent job, and a family to raise. And yet, I have not made this political shift. If anything, many of my experiences have shifted me more to the left. Perhaps I am still to young, and still have a "heart". But as a parent, I'm rather grateful for that trait.

Good post.  I hate that quote on getting conservative as you age. I have moved to the left as I got older. Some of it may be the Republican party is crazy. But I turn 30 in 2 months and I'm the most liberal I have ever been although I'm not really that liberal. I'm not a huge fan of paying taxes and I don't like it when the money is actually misspent or wasted but that money goes to help a lot of people who are less fortunate than me. The real world has made me liberal I have seen way too many people work too hard and then hit a hard time and need help, or people just barely making it who need some food stamp help.
97  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: I'm addicted to pop on: February 16, 2014, 01:39:55 am
Yeah since I blew past my goal I had 91 oz of pop today putting my weekly total at 279oz almost double my goal. I was doing great up until Friday night. I will have the same goal this week 140 oz limit.
98  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of your Congressman on: February 15, 2014, 09:37:13 pm
Kerry Bentivolio, HP. The district is just Republican enough to keep electing him baring a Democratic wave year.
99  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Florida: It's happening again... on: February 15, 2014, 09:35:12 pm
I have a friend who owns a gun and I can seriously see him in a situation like this.
100  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Obama Presidential Library on: February 14, 2014, 11:42:49 pm
Gerald Ford's library is in Ann Arbor Michigan and the museum is in Grand Rapids. Ford went to college at the University of Michigan, but his congress district was based around Grand Rapids. Maybe Obama could have a library and museum separate in two different cities.

Also has anyone been to a presidential library? Ann Arbor is only 20 minutes away and it is free to get into the library, maybe I should check it out.
Pages: 1 2 3 [4] 5 6 7 8 9 ... 110


Login with username, password and session length

Logout

Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines