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1  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Have people forgotten about Rick Perry? on: April 25, 2015, 08:12:00 pm
He had his shot in 2012 to be the serious Anti-Romney and he bombed spectacularly. No way he'll find any success this time around with a much stronger field.

Exactly
2  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: I see the GOP being the dominant Party in the US for decades to come on: April 25, 2015, 08:10:46 pm
The pendulum swings both ways.  While the GOP may be gaining ground now, the pendulum will swing back to the Democrats.  It is certainly possible, if not likely, that we will have a Republican president in 2017, after a Republican has been in there for 4-8 years we'll see the pendulum start swinging back around the 6th year midterms, if not the 2nd year midterms.  In the last 40 years we have only had the pendulum stay on one side of the aisle longer than 8 years one time and that was 1981-1993 when Reagan and Bush were in office.  That's another part of the healthy checks and balances this country enjoys.  I reject the sentiment that the Democrats will be dominant for decades to come, but I also reject the sentiment that the Republicans will be dominant for decades to come.  Either party will only be riding high for at most one decade at a time and that's pushing it.
3  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Have people forgotten about Rick Perry? on: April 25, 2015, 07:45:05 pm
Rick Perry is solidly in the second-tier in this year's field.  The Republican nomination belongs to one of Scott Walker, Jeb Bush, Rand Paul, or Marco Rubio.  I don't see how anybody else can clinch the nomination.

Try just above Vermin Supreme... Steve Stockman would have a better chance at winning the GOP nomination.

I was trying to give Gov. Perry the benefit of the doubt.
4  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Have people forgotten about Rick Perry? on: April 25, 2015, 07:13:48 pm
Rick Perry is solidly in the second-tier in this year's field.  The Republican nomination belongs to one of Scott Walker, Jeb Bush, Rand Paul, or Marco Rubio.  I don't see how anybody else can clinch the nomination.
5  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Huckabee: US moving towards "criminalization of Christianity" on: April 24, 2015, 09:54:26 pm
Governor Huckabee:  Iraqi and Iranian Christians would like a word with you.
6  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: The "Who is running?" tea leaves thread (Part 2) on: April 24, 2015, 07:13:50 pm

Go Christie Go!!!
7  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Petition to ban BushOklahoma on: April 24, 2015, 07:11:46 pm
Bushie has every right to gush over Oklahoma just like Hockey can gush over New Jersey. I'd never want to live in either place, but gush away.

However, in terms of which state offers more to this country in terms of economic power, which is all I care about, not where it's nice to raise a family, it's obviously New Jersey and it's not even close.

He keeps attempting to re-start Update in almost every post he makes........he needs banned.

I assure you I have not attempted to restart Update.  I am glad Update is over and done with and I have no intention of violating the rule.
8  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Are you right- or left-handed? on: April 23, 2015, 07:05:50 pm
Southpaw
9  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Sylvia Allen (R-AZ) Thinks Church Attendance Should Be Mandatory on: April 23, 2015, 05:53:37 pm
I have a BIG problem with Mrs. Allen's statement.  The Bible never makes church attendance mandatory.  It strongly suggests it in Hebrews 10:25, but it does not make it mandatory.  Plus, Jesus never forced Himself on anyone.  That's why He gave us free will.  Joshua 24:15 says "Choose you this day whom you will serve".  This means we are given free will by God Almighty to worship and serve who we want to.  She is stepping way outside the boundaries of even what the Bible says on this subject.  If the Bible is the Christian holy book then if it does not say it has to be mandatory, then it is not mandatory, plain and simple, no questions asked, end of discussion.  Even as much as I hype up and encourage church attendance, I would NEVER make it mandatory on anyone

Plus, if we make church attendance mandatory people will stop attending for the right reasons and start attending out of duty or obligation.  That is the thing we do not want to happen.  We don't want people "playing" church or just going through the motions.  It needs to be a genuine desire to go to church and to hear the messages within its walls.
10  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Petition to ban BushOklahoma on: April 23, 2015, 05:43:32 pm
Not sure how Oklahoma glorifies God. Can you elaborate?

I'm not going into anymore depth on this.  This is going outside the scope of this board.  Suffice it to say that everyone has the right to gush over any state they choose and to not like the states that they choose.  No one has the right to criticize another for their choices.  No one has the right to tell me I cannot gush over Oklahoma.  I am very glad HD likes his state of New Jersey.  Jersey has a lot of qualities I admire and a lot of things I don't admire.  He just should not call it insulting to intelligence for people to like Oklahoma.  No state is perfect, because it's leaders and citizens are just people and no person is perfect.  Each state has it's strengths and weaknesses.  There are many things I want to change about Oklahoma, mainly a lot of our leaders currently in office, but politics does not and should not determine whether a state is a good place or not.  It is no accident that a few recent studies have named Oklahoma City one of the best places to raise a family.  It is also no accident New Jersey is a leader in education and health care.  It is no accident that California is a leader in technology and up and coming innovations.
11  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Petition to ban BushOklahoma on: April 23, 2015, 12:46:40 pm
It's funny because NJ is quite the opposite with gushing. Seems to be a very obscure practice to me. Heck, I'm pretty sure a majority want the state anthem to be "Born to Run"

I gush about NJ all the time.  Then again... that's Jersey.  We aren't a backwards-ass attempt at a state-level theocracy run by Christian thugs. 

You seriously think New Jersey should be held in higher regard than Oklahoma?  Neither state should be held higher than the other.  Both states are great states with their pros and cons.  Neither state is perfect, but both states are great places to live and raise a family.

Lol yes.

This post vanquishes all of the credibility you had left.

Yea, because I feel like the a state that is consistently ranked near the top in meaningful statistics like education and income should be held in higher regard than the state that goes out of it's way to make sure gay Uber riders can be discriminated against. 

Have fun with your headset today, bub.

I'd rather be in a state that honors and glorifies God and people are friendly.  That is the most important thing to do.  We are definitely not perfect, but we're not bad, either.   Oh, and Oklahoma is not stuck in the old days.  Worshipping God  and helping your fellow man is definitely 2015.
12  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Carly Fiorina to launch May 4 on: April 22, 2015, 08:02:47 pm
elizabeth dole 2000 version 2.0

I like this comparison.  It's probably pretty accurate.

Not accurate at all.

Elizabeth Dole had a very impressive and extensive record of public service experience and held several important public offices pre 2000 and was a U.S. Senator post 2000.

I meant as far as how she'll do in the primary process.  Clearly Dole's resume is far more impressive.
13  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Petition to ban BushOklahoma on: April 22, 2015, 07:36:40 pm
It's funny because NJ is quite the opposite with gushing. Seems to be a very obscure practice to me. Heck, I'm pretty sure a majority want the state anthem to be "Born to Run"

I gush about NJ all the time.  Then again... that's Jersey.  We aren't a backwards-ass attempt at a state-level theocracy run by Christian thugs. 

You seriously think New Jersey should be held in higher regard than Oklahoma?  Neither state should be held higher than the other.  Both states are great states with their pros and cons.  Neither state is perfect, but both states are great places to live and raise a family.

Lol yes.

This post vanquishes all of the credibility you had left.

Says someone who never had an ounce of it. 

I knew this post was coming.  Good try.
14  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Carly Fiorina to launch May 4 on: April 22, 2015, 07:35:22 pm
elizabeth dole 2000 version 2.0

I like this comparison.  It's probably pretty accurate.
15  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Carly Fiorina to launch May 4 on: April 22, 2015, 07:34:49 pm
Say goodbye to Hillary's advantage among women.

On a more serious note, Fiorina will do about as well as Bachmann did in 2012. Nothing to see here, move along.

That's what I think, as well.
16  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Congratulations to gay and lesbian members.... on: April 22, 2015, 07:10:54 pm
Good to see you back, Clarence and yes, a sincere congratulations to our LGBT brothers and sisters.
17  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Patriots are defending Super Bowl champs. Predict their 2015 record on: April 22, 2015, 05:54:57 pm
13-3 (sane Patriot hater)

For once, we agree on something.
18  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Petition to ban BushOklahoma on: April 22, 2015, 05:52:54 pm
It's funny because NJ is quite the opposite with gushing. Seems to be a very obscure practice to me. Heck, I'm pretty sure a majority want the state anthem to be "Born to Run"

I gush about NJ all the time.  Then again... that's Jersey.  We aren't a backwards-ass attempt at a state-level theocracy run by Christian thugs. 

You seriously think New Jersey should be held in higher regard than Oklahoma?  Neither state should be held higher than the other.  Both states are great states with their pros and cons.  Neither state is perfect, but both states are great places to live and raise a family.

Lol yes.

This post vanquishes all of the credibility you had left.
19  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Petition to ban BushOklahoma on: April 22, 2015, 05:18:40 pm
It's funny because NJ is quite the opposite with gushing. Seems to be a very obscure practice to me. Heck, I'm pretty sure a majority want the state anthem to be "Born to Run"

I gush about NJ all the time.  Then again... that's Jersey.  We aren't a backwards-ass attempt at a state-level theocracy run by Christian thugs. 

You seriously think New Jersey should be held in higher regard than Oklahoma?  Neither state should be held higher than the other.  Both states are great states with their pros and cons.  Neither state is perfect, but both states are great places to live and raise a family.
20  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Petition to ban BushOklahoma on: April 22, 2015, 12:44:32 pm
People are allowed to gush over any place they want.  Oklahoma is no exception.  Torie, thank you for having my back!
21  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Major League Baseball Question on: April 21, 2015, 08:46:57 pm
I think its the relief pitcher that completed the 5th.

Ok, that's what I was thinking, but that question has always been with me.  Thanks.
22  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Major League Baseball Question on: April 21, 2015, 08:14:15 pm
I have a question about Major League Baseball, specifically pitching:

I know a starting pitcher has to go 5 full innings to get credit for the win, provided the lead is maintained by the bullpen the rest of the way.  Let's say a starting pitcher goes fewer than 5 full innings, but has the lead at the time of his exit.  If the bullpen maintains the lead the rest of the way home, how is the winning pitcher determined among the bullpen?

Any baseball fans are welcomed to chime in here.
23  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Jindal going ahead with new 'religious freedom' bill on: April 21, 2015, 06:53:54 pm
When will Jindal learn??  I guess he really is not that smart...  Sheesh.
24  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: NBA vs. NHL on: April 21, 2015, 06:51:41 pm
NBA without a doubt.  If only we could do away with LeBron James, though...
25  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Petition to ban BushOklahoma on: April 21, 2015, 03:32:58 pm
Real quick while I have a break at work, I did not create it as a pseudo-Update.  I did not create it with anything Update.  I know the rules and I am following the rules to the tee.  All I was trying to do is share what the Oklahoma City bombing did for Oklahoma City and how most of the rest of the country views Oklahoma and her citizens.  I didn't say your view of Oklahoma was wrong, but it is in the minority.  I am doing nothing that's against the new protocol.  In fact, I am being truthful when I welcome the changes.  I didn't know talking about Oklahoma was an Update?
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