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1  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Chuck Schumer: Focus on Obamacare was wrong. on: Today at 03:52:58 am
I wonder which wins more votes for Chuck Schumer, promising people affordable health care or actually providing it to them?
2  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Arkansas Gay Marriage Ban Overturned by Federal Judge. on: November 26, 2014, 02:33:56 am
This won't make the locals happy.

I'm sure Mark Pryor is fearing for his political life.
3  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Americans favor immigration executive action, 67-28 on: November 26, 2014, 02:29:50 am
Naso's hoping for something like this, with the names inverted:

Well, we all know that, especially before and after his posts on Ferguson, but I just took amusement with the way he is choosing his words.  I mean, I'm worried that plenty of whites are racist.  I'm not worried about racists voting for Republicans.

Anyway Reaganfan, I'll have to admit that I don't really care what the Democrats did to alienate 60% of white voters because I'm in the other 40%, and the idea that you or any other person of a similar political disposition could worry on my behalf that I am losing representation is ridiculous at best.  You see, I'm not convinced that whites are somehow getting a bad deal.  So if you're going to stand around and worry about whites (potentially) losing their virtual stranglehold on America's political institutions and their influence on society generally, my only question is, why?
4  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Americans favor immigration executive action, 67-28 on: November 26, 2014, 02:16:29 am
Obama already only won 39% of white people. If Democrats keep this up, they will become known solely as the party of minorities. Doesn't that worry you even a bit?

That sounds better than getting 8% of blacks, but either way, I don't think Democrats are worried about a perceived connection to minorities.  LMAO.

I didn't say that. You are missing my point.

IF you take away all minority voters, you realize that the Democrats who are damn near out of business in many parts of the country would be even WORSE off than they are today. If only whites voted, Mitt Romney would have won 46 states.

Doesn't that bug you at all, that there is a chance of a massive white backlash beyond 1994, 2010 and 2014? What if the Democratic nominee ended up with only 20% of the white vote in 2016? That was my question, you aren't bothered by that?

I'm not really bothered by that because outside of your fantasies, minorities will continue to exist.

If you're asking me if I am personally troubled as to how whites are now voting, yes, but probably for different reasons than you.
5  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Americans favor immigration executive action, 67-28 on: November 26, 2014, 02:11:37 am
Obama already only won 39% of white people. If Democrats keep this up, they will become known solely as the party of minorities. Doesn't that worry you even a bit?

That sounds better than getting 8% of blacks, but either way, I don't think Democrats are worried about a perceived connection to minorities.  LMAO.
6  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: I Haven't Posted In 4 Years, But I Must Break My Silence on: November 26, 2014, 12:27:53 am
Just milling around, I can't believe BushOklahoma is still a thing. That whole thing has had an entire half decade of gas more than I expected it would.

Don't worry, he'll never run out of gas.
7  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: are you good with your hands? on: November 24, 2014, 02:25:32 am
Yes, and my job depends on it.

Using most sorts of tools?  Not so much.  It's more like cashiering at a super-quick speed, never chopping my fingers while lacerating fruits and vegetables, preparing the coffee shots, that sort of stuff.
8  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Kansas SoS: Obama's exec. order could lead to ethnic cleansing of whites on: November 24, 2014, 02:08:29 am
Typical Republican position. Hardly worthy of noticing.

I have to agree that this doesn't seem very surprising at all.
9  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of dead0man on: November 24, 2014, 01:40:28 am
I like him personally.  I find his opinions well-articulated but often highly disagreeable with my fundamental values.  I voted FF.
10  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: Pacific Confirmation Hearing: Ebowed for Justice on: November 20, 2014, 04:23:16 am
How familiar are you with the Pacific's current constitution?

Why, what have you done with it? Wink

We're using this one, correct?  It looks pretty straightforward to me.

Has Ebowed actually accepted this nomination?

Yes, I have, and I would be honored to serve the Pacific Region in this capacity.  Obviously I haven't been active, but the timing is right for me personally to spend time in Atlasia, so why not?  I can guarantee at the very least to be an impartial and politically detached interpreter of the law when required.  I welcome any questions.  Smiley
11  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What is your American accent? on: November 20, 2014, 04:09:24 am
Canberran.
12  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What is the marital status of your parents? on: November 20, 2014, 04:08:11 am
Divorced.  Among my circle, it's a fairly even split between married and divorced.
13  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Martha Coakley and Scott Brown on: November 17, 2014, 02:48:03 am
Scott Brown came very close to winning, and surged in the polls when he took a position against amnesty.

[Citation needed]

Brown did surge, around the same time that the Republican in New Hampshire always surges, October.
14  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: November 2014 Special At-large Senate Election on: November 15, 2014, 10:15:28 pm
1 Bacon King
2 Cris
3 SomebodyWhoExists
15  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Most surprising non-competitive governor's races on: November 15, 2014, 07:56:18 pm
The legislature always picks the popular vote winner in Vermont, see 2010, 2002.

Cuyahoga going for Kasich was a definite surprise.

Ige under 50% statewide in Hawaii, ever so barely, came as a shock to me.  Also surprised at Kitzhaber under 50% in Oregon (although, in retrospect, I shouldn't have been).

As for Mead, he won Teton county, with just over 50%, too.  It looks like Albany was the Democratic holdout in Wyoming this year.  Democrats' margins in similar counties like Blaine ID, San Miguel CO, Pitkin CO, etc look pretty safe.  This is how the Utah counties voted in their congressional races.

Summit, UT-01
McAleer (D) - 55% 5,186
Bishop (R) - 40% 4,188

Otherwise county sweep for Bishop, the incumbent.

Grand, UT-03
Chaffetz (R) - 47% 1,615
Wonnacott (D) - 43% 1,460

Chaffetz took every county.  Perhaps moreso than Teton, WY, Grand is the most-Republican leaning of the resort counties.
16  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Obama saves net neutrality, orders broadband be classified as vital service on: November 15, 2014, 06:25:50 pm
Net Neutrality was the standard quo for the Internet until sometime around January 2014. It's not a "new thing." Getting rid of it -- that's the new thing.

You people who think the cable industry needs less regulation are nuts. It's a damned monopoly system.

Reality check!  Comcast operates to deliver the best services possible to its customers and should be in charge of its own regulation.  Wink
17  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: House approves Keystone Pipeline....onto the Senate on: November 15, 2014, 06:20:18 pm
Just veto it.

I'd be very disappointed if Obama didn't.
18  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Songs that just click on: November 15, 2014, 03:55:27 am
When you experiment with psychedelics, this list becomes endlessly long.

Yes, because of the visual hallucinations. But I implore our young readers to not waste their time on psychedelics reading the Atlas forum.

Been a few years now, but I remember surfing the forum winding down on trips.  Not terrible, but probably better to watch TV - more likely to fall asleep while it's still dark.
19  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Who will end up winning by more? on: November 14, 2014, 06:21:29 pm
Probably Cotton
20  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: What should Scott Brown do in 2016? on: November 14, 2014, 06:16:08 pm
Definitely primary Kelly Ayotte.  And then after losing that contest, he could move to Maine and run as an Independent for ME-2.
21  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Obama-Xi Conference on Climate Change on: November 14, 2014, 04:26:18 pm
This is a really positive step, and also happens to be a huge embarrassment to Tony Abbott. Smiley
Australia is still awesome.

Yes, but not thanks to its current government.

It is nice to live in the most Labor friendly electorate in the country, also. Cheesy
22  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: House approves Keystone Pipeline....onto the Senate on: November 14, 2014, 04:23:13 pm
If the Republicans would come to their senses and realize that the government isn't their own personal allowance that they can just spend on frivolous projects like this one, maybe they would have a shot at being taken seriously.

Doesn't look like they are ready for that.
23  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Volkswagen announces ALL unions are welcome at its Chattanooga plant on: November 14, 2014, 04:17:24 pm
A triumphant victory against meddling government bureaucrats trying to tell businesses what to do!

Yes, the Southern opposition to unions is more grounded in their legacy of slavery than any desire to see the free market 'flourish.'
24  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Obama to announce executive order on immigration on: November 14, 2014, 04:12:51 pm
The Republicans should just pass whatever immigration bill they can get through the Senate, and tell Obama to either sign it or veto it. If he vetoes it, they can say he preferred his own executive actions to Congressional legislation on the exact same topic, which wouldn't give him much of a leg to stand on. He pretty much has to sign whatever immigration bill Congress sends him now.
The thing is, McConnell and Boehner have said that if Obama goes through with this executive action, they'll refuse to negotiate with the Democrats about immigration reform.

Oh, how unfortunate that they found an excuse not to negotiate. Roll Eyes
25  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Governor Races County Map on: November 13, 2014, 05:11:51 am
This one was more fun for me to color in than 2012.



What did you 'color' this for?
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