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26  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: In hindsight on: July 01, 2015, 06:57:42 pm
Roll Eyes

Yes, she has admitted it several times already.  It's not her fault if you don't pay attention. 
27  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Southron posters: Have you ever owned any Confederate flag mechandise? on: July 01, 2015, 06:46:22 pm
Yes, I owned several books on black Confederates (since then given away), as well as a Confederate battle flag I bought while I was in Savannah.  And I still have it. 
28  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Past Election What-ifs (US) / Re: WI: Jeb Bush Had Won the Florida Governorship in 1994 (instead of in 1998) on: June 30, 2015, 11:43:33 pm
bumpity, now that Jeb Bush seems center-stage....
29  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: If Jeb had a different Last Name on: June 30, 2015, 11:41:33 pm
This is somewhat different from the question that's being asked, but it's funny to think about what would have happened if Jeb had won his 1994 gubernatorial race.  He was always the one who the family expected to become president one day.  Would he have had smooth sailing to the nomination in 2000?

Has anyone ever done a Jeb Bush 2000 alternate history?  I'd be interested in seeing that.


I posted a thread on this same subject six months ago -I got only two responses then.  
30  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Europe & US/CAN getting baked the next 2 weeks on: June 30, 2015, 11:13:05 pm
Forecast calls for partly sunny days with highs around 90, lows around 70, with a chance of thunderstorms nearly every day.

In short, your average summer here in the DC area.  Nothing to write home about. 
31  General Politics / Individual Politics / Should the United States Ratify the International Criminal Court? on: June 30, 2015, 09:43:34 pm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Criminal_Court




32  General Politics / Economics / Re: Greece to Leave the Euro Zone on: June 30, 2015, 09:34:00 pm
Greece is now officially in default.
33  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: TAA crushed by House, but the game is not over yet on: June 29, 2015, 09:17:53 pm
So, when is Obama going to sign this? It's been a few days now.

Obama signs trade, worker assistance bills; measures advance administration's economic agenda

The last bit of related unfinished business remains the Export-Import Bank, which will likely be renewed but only after its charter expires tomorrow.  
34  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Polls: Americans want Confederate flag taken down, SC Whites not on: June 29, 2015, 07:06:40 pm
The Stars and Bars are going down permanently, it seems:

Majority of House, Senate support taking down Confederate flag

Glenn Smith
Jun 29 2015 5:39 pm


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The S.C. Legislature has amassed the support necessary to remove the Confederate battle flag from the Statehouse grounds, potentially ending a decades-long, divisive battle over the banner’s fate, according to a survey of lawmakers led by The Post and Courier.



The poll of lawmakers has determined that both the House and the Senate have achieved the two-thirds majority needed to take the flag down, if all supporters were to cast their votes. At least 33 senators and 83 House members say the flag should go.

“I just think that it’s time,” Rep. Mike Forrester, R-Spartanburg, said Monday. “It’s causing too many problems. ... I think it needs to be in a place of honor, but probably not on the Statehouse grounds.”

The issue has heated up following the June 17 killing of nine people, including a state senator, at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, allegedly by a white supremacist who is pictured with a Confederate flag in photos on the Internet.

Members of both chambers have been notified that they are scheduled to return to Columbia on July 6 at 1 p.m. to tackle vetoes and the flag debate. A vote in the Senate could potentially occur that same day.
35  General Politics / Political Debate / Erasing the Confederacy -How Far Would you Go? on: June 28, 2015, 11:27:47 pm
Go.
36  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: When will gay marriage become universally accepted? on: June 28, 2015, 11:14:13 pm
When the Silent Generation dies off as a political force:

 


So I'd say the 2020s.  
Where did you get that chart?

Here ya go.
37  General Politics / International General Discussion / Iran Nuclear Deal Saga on: June 28, 2015, 09:59:58 pm
Seems we won't be meeting that June 30 deadline after all, which is just as well:

Western officials suggest Iran tries to wiggle out of nuclear pledges

VIENNA | BY LOUIS CHARBONNEAU AND ARSHAD MOHAMMED
World | Sun Jun 28, 2015 6:31pm EDT


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Iran is backtracking from an interim nuclear agreement with world powers three months ago, Western officials suggested on Sunday, as U.S. and Iranian officials said talks on a final accord would likely run past a June 30 deadline.

Securing an historic agreement would end a more than 12-year nuclear standoff between Iran and the West and open the door to suspending sanctions that have crippled Tehran's economy. It could also help ease the diplomatic isolation for an Iran that has become increasingly assertive across the region.

Highlighting how much work remains in the nuclear negotiations, British Foreign Minister Philip Hammond said on arrival in Vienna that major challenges remained, including on the parameters already agreed in April in Lausanne, Switzerland.

"There are a number of different areas where we still have major differences of interpretation in detailing what was agreed in Lausanne," Hammond told reporters.

"There is going to have to be some give or take if we are to get this done in the next few days," he said. "No deal is better than a bad deal."

Other Western officials echoed Hammond's remarks, saying some of the backtracking involved the mechanics of monitoring Iranian compliance with proposed limits on nuclear activities.
38  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: VA: Clinton '16 vs. Obama '12 on: June 28, 2015, 09:36:27 pm
I'm pretty sure it will trend Democratic relative to the nation as a whole. The question is how much.

Virginia has always trended ahead of the rest of the South -in 1952 (I regard 1928 as an aberration) it was among the first southern states to vote Republican.  This was more than a decade before the Deep South followed suit in 1964, and cemented in 1972.  

Now we are seeing the reverse that first began in 2008.  

I really don't see any additional Southern states switching allegiances anytime soon except maybe Georgia depending on where the black vote trends post-Obama.


North Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi (though I am a bit dubious about that one) are all contenders in addition to Virginia.  And in the long run, I would add South Carolina too as it urbanizes further, with most growth centered around Charleston.  
39  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Family at Yellowstone Have Close Encounter with a Grizzly on: June 28, 2015, 09:30:19 pm
So none of you.....   
40  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Virginia GOP opts for Primary on: June 28, 2015, 09:26:12 pm
Good news for Jeb Bush:

Virginia GOP goes with primary in 2016

June 27, 2015, 7:25 pm

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STAUNTON — Virginia Republicans will hold a presidential primary next year, state party leaders decided Saturday, settling a long-contentious matter for now.

The primary will be held March 1, Super Tuesday, the same day as the Democratic primary.

The path was chosen on a secret ballot 42-39 vote of the party's State Central Committee, with one abstention. Party members have clashed over the matter for years, with some favoring primaries to grow the party and others calling for conventions to nominate more conservative candidates.
41  General Discussion / Constitution and Law / Re: Possible Ginsburg replacements if she retires? on: June 28, 2015, 09:13:45 pm
Loretta Lynch after Clinton assumes office, hopefully.
42  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Family at Yellowstone Have Close Encounter with a Grizzly on: June 28, 2015, 06:41:13 pm
Any of you had a similar experience?

http://www.wjla.com/articles/2015/06/grizzly-bear-can-t-tear-itself-away-from-montana-family-s-car-115128.html
43  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: When will gay marriage become universally accepted? on: June 28, 2015, 06:15:04 pm
When the Silent Generation dies off as a political force:






So I'd say the 2020s.  
44  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: What will be the next big social issue? on: June 28, 2015, 06:02:11 pm
Ending the War on Drugs will be the next great battleground of the Culture War, with a significance that extends beyond enabling you to smoke pot at your local Starbucks without legal ramifications -everything else pales by comparison. 
45  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: VA: Clinton '16 vs. Obama '12 on: June 28, 2015, 04:58:33 pm
I'm pretty sure it will trend Democratic relative to the nation as a whole. The question is how much.

Virginia has always trended ahead of the rest of the South -in 1952 (I regard 1928 as an aberration) it was among the first southern states to vote Republican.  This was more than a decade before the Deep South followed suit in 1964, and cemented in 1972. 

Now we are seeing the reverse that first began in 2008.   
46  Forum Community / Forum Community / Opinion of the 'Southern Soldier Boy' lyrics on: June 28, 2015, 04:48:53 pm
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Bob Roebuck is my sweetheart's name
He's off to the wars and gone
He's fighting for his Nannie dear
His sword is buckled on

He's fighting for his own true love
His foes he does defy
He is the darling of my heart
My Southern soldier boy

Oh, if in battle he was slain
I'm sure that I should die
but I'm sure he'll come again
And cheer my weeping eye

But should he fall in this our glorious cause
He still would be my joy
For many a sweetheart mourns the loss
Of a Southern soldier boy

I hope for the best and so do all
Whose hopes are in the field
I know that we shall win the day
For Southerns never yield

And when we think of those who are away
We'll look above for joy
And I'm mighty glad
That my Bobby is a Southern soldier boy

And just so everyone knows how these lyrics were sung, or at least how Kathy Mattea sung them.
47  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of this version of Battle Hymn of the Republic on: June 28, 2015, 04:11:36 pm
Much better than the original. FR.

Would have been helpful if you also provided the original (published) lyrics for comparison:

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Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord;
He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored;
He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword:
His truth is marching on.

(Chorus)
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
His truth is marching on.

I have seen Him in the watch-fires of a hundred circling camps,
They have builded Him an altar in the evening dews and damps;
I can read His righteous sentence by the dim and flaring lamps:
His day is marching on.

(Chorus)
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
His day is marching on.

I have read a fiery gospel writ in burnished rows of steel:
"As ye deal with my contemners, so with you my grace shall deal";
Let the Hero, born of woman, crush the serpent with his heel,
Since God is marching on.

(Chorus)
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Since God is marching on.

He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never call retreat;
He is sifting out the hearts of men before His judgment-seat;
Oh, be swift, my soul, to answer Him! Be jubilant, my feet!
Our God is marching on.

(Chorus)
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Our God is marching on.

In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea,
With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me.
As He died to make men holy, let us die to make men free*,
While God is marching on.

(Chorus)
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
While God is marching on.
48  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: Census: Millenials officially surpassed Boomers in 2014, more diverse on: June 27, 2015, 04:16:57 pm
It's also worth noting that once we reach our peak in terms of absolute population numbers with over 81 million in the mid-2030s, we will just about surpass the Baby Boomers when they reached theirs in 1999 with nearly 79 million.  
49  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Will the Republican Party include White Supremacy in the Party Platform? on: June 27, 2015, 04:07:43 pm
I think you may be in the wrong forum -here is another that you can troll to your heart's content, and not worry as much about getting banned.
50  General Politics / Economics / Greece to Leave the Euro Zone on: June 27, 2015, 03:00:50 pm
In all likelihood, anyways:

Euro zone readies for Greek default after Tsipras referendum call

ATHENS/BRUSSELS | BY RENEE MALTEZOU AND ROBIN EMMOTT
Markets | Sat Jun 27, 2015 3:19pm EDT


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Greece's European partners shut the door on extending a credit lifeline to Athens, leaving it facing a default that could push it out of the euro after the leftist government rejected tough lender demands and put their bailout deal to a referendum.

Finance ministers of the other 18 countries sharing the euro met for the first time without Greece and flatly rejected its pleas to extend an expiring bailout until after the referendum on July 5 and setting the stage for Athens to default on a crucial IMF payment on Tuesday.

The 18 pledged to do whatever it takes to stabilize the common currency area and said they were in much better shape to do so than at the height of the euro zone crisis a few years ago. In a formal statement, they also implicitly urged Greece to impose capital controls to stabilize its banking system.

The rejection of an extension piled huge pressure on Greek banks, which depend on central bank support to remain afloat, with long lines forming in front of cash machines as people rushed to pull their money out while the banks were still operating normally.

After its surprise decision to call a referendum on the bailout, Athens asked for an extension of Greece's bailout program beyond Tuesday, the day it must pay 1.6 billion euros to the International Monetary Fund or default.

But the other 18 members of the euro zone unanimously rejected the request, freezing Greece out of further discussions with the European Central Bank and the IMF on how to deal with the fallout from a historic breach in the EU's 16-year-old currency.
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