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76  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Carly Fiorina to announce candidacy on Monday on: May 02, 2015, 03:49:58 pm
She can't even crack 1%; why the heck bother?

2% in the last poll so she's outrunning potential D savior nominees Webb, Chafee, and O'Malley COMBINED

Actually according to RCP, Fiorina is at 1.0%. O'Malley is at 1.6%, Webb at 1.4%, and Chafee at 0.3%. So with their combined powers, they're actually DEMOLISHING her. Wink

Anyway, Fiorina was encouraged to run rather than ignored/dismissed as a joke because the brass wants a woman on the debate stage. It will be interesting to see if she ever gets a moment at flavor of the month though.

FOTM? Hardly.  She may get some press because she is a woman on the GOP field, but she has no chance to ever see over 3-4% in the polls and that's being very generous.
77  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Christie allies indicted on: May 02, 2015, 02:39:38 pm
But the Republicans only have 20 other choices for President.

I think the GOP will be okay.  The bus that the Muppets loaned the GOP has a seating capacity limit.
78  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Kasich insiders: he's running. on: May 02, 2015, 02:34:58 pm
79  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Christie allies indicted on: May 02, 2015, 02:34:12 pm
This is the nail in the coffin.

Even people who like him aren't going to be comfortable backing him with the possibility that something new is around the corner.

His best bet is to announce that he's not running, and to finish his tenure as Governor quietly and competently. He can try again in 2020 or 2024. The candidacies of Gingrich and Jeb Bush have demonstrated that guys with high name recognition can wait some time after their last bid for public office to run for President.

Not sure Newt Gingrich should be counted in that data set.  He didn't do all that well when he ran in 2012.  Jeb Bush remains to be seen just how viable of a candidate he will actually be.  The polls say he should, but you just never know until he formally enters the race.
80  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of SuperCuts on: May 02, 2015, 02:21:14 pm
You honestly just sound like that stuck-up kid everyone knew who would give other kids sh**t because their clothes were from generic affordable chain stores. It's just a haircut.

I'm pretty sure my local barber shop costs less than SuperCuts.

Anyway, horrible (normal, sane)

No, as you see.  In a local barbershop there is an understood relationship between the patron and the owner.  Since you've been going there for a long time/converse with the nice person, you often will "tip" the person.  I know this sounds just awful, I mean, why should this disgusting peon get your hard earned paper money?  But hear me out.  Often this is mutually beneficial.  The owner/barber makes a little extra in his day of work, and you "feel good" for helping out a friend.  So that's where the extra cost comes from.  I know Mr. memphis says he does "tip" at these places, but he is a Democrat and by definition overly generous and well-meaning.  Ask Bushie if he tips at the Sportz Clipz.

Unfortunately, I don't believe I can answer that.
81  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Christie allies indicted on: May 01, 2015, 05:59:52 pm
Sad to say, but I've pretty much abandoned the sinking Christie boat.  I've jumped to the Rand Paul ship.  Sad.  Very sad.
82  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of SuperCuts on: May 01, 2015, 05:09:42 pm
I don't get it. If you don't like them, just don't go there. I can understand not liking chains but why does everyone have to have the same preferences as you?

Who said you have to have the same preferences as me?  Why can't anyone in this place differentiate criticism and intolerance?  I find SuperCuts to be tasteless.  So I find going there to be tasteless.  But now we are discussing my attitude towards things.  It's not about my ideosyncracies.  It's about how this vapid hellhole of an economic system shatters even the relationship between a patron and his neighborhood barber.  It disgusts me because it's pattern with everything.  You would think the suits could leave a few small business owners alone.  But no.  They invade and conquer everything with their filthy, soulless chains.

I usually go there when I need a trim. It's fine. And there are better substitutes for interesting personality traits than bitching about chains, FTR.

Well, you suck then.  And no, interesting people can point out how lame and tasteless this country is anymore.  I don't see your point.  Have fun in the future when Olive Garden is your only option to go out for an Eye-talian dinner.

I don't really disagree with your overall point about chains killing America, but put some ice on that huge rash bro.  Don't worry, the WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMBULANCE is on its way.

Better not be a chain hospital.
Is there such a thing as a non-chain hospital?

I don't know about elsewhere, but the hospitals in Oklahoma City and Tulsa are autonomous, but with several smaller physicians offices and special care facilities throughout the city.  I don't know if that's what you mean when you say "chain"?

EDIT:  The only "chain" hospital I can think of here is the Cancer Treatment Center of America in SE Tulsa which has 4 other hospitals throughout the country.

Obviously a joke.  But thanks for elaborating, Bushie.

Hospitals are not chains, yet.

I thought it was a joke, but just felt like opining anyway. Smiley
83  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: What would a Sanders floor be? on: May 01, 2015, 04:05:09 pm
His floor would be a shutout.  If this country has any brains whatsoever, they would not even think about voting for a socialist.

He wouldn't even win DC or Vermont? lol

He might win them, but it's no guarantee.

Yes it is

Maybe because they are extremely liberal, but if they were smart, they would stay away from him at all costs.
84  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of SuperCuts on: May 01, 2015, 03:40:12 pm
I usually go there when I need a trim. It's fine. And there are better substitutes for interesting personality traits than bitching about chains, FTR.

Well, you suck then.  And no, interesting people can point out how lame and tasteless this country is anymore.  I don't see your point.  Have fun in the future when Olive Garden is your only option to go out for an Eye-talian dinner.

I don't really disagree with your overall point about chains killing America, but put some ice on that huge rash bro.  Don't worry, the WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMBULANCE is on its way.

Better not be a chain hospital.
Is there such a thing as a non-chain hospital?

I don't know about elsewhere, but the hospitals in Oklahoma City and Tulsa are autonomous, but with several smaller physicians offices and special care facilities throughout the city.  I don't know if that's what you mean when you say "chain"?

EDIT:  The only "chain" hospital I can think of here is the Cancer Treatment Center of America in SE Tulsa which has 4 other hospitals throughout the country.
85  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: What would a Sanders floor be? on: May 01, 2015, 03:37:23 pm
His floor would be a shutout.  If this country has any brains whatsoever, they would not even think about voting for a socialist.

He wouldn't even win DC or Vermont? lol

He might win them, but it's no guarantee.
86  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: The "Who is running?" tea leaves thread (Part 2) on: April 30, 2015, 06:03:19 pm
they would run for the same reason that someone like Lindsay Graham is running, to raise their profile and hopes to get into the cabinet.

But what does that have to do with being "talked into it", by the party leadership?  What is the party leadership going to say to them to convince them?  Also, I think you're overestimating the extent to which the party leadership cares about this sort of thing.  Big $ donors care more about who runs than Priebus does, I think.  And I don't think big $ donors care that much about whether they candidates they back are men or women.


you are taking my comment too seriously. My point was along the lines of 'cant the GOP come up with anyone better than Carly Fiorina' I am fully aware of the limitations of the Preibus.

Every one of the Republicans, with the exception of Rick Perry, are more serious and better candidates than Fiorina.
87  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: What would a Sanders floor be? on: April 30, 2015, 05:29:26 pm
His floor would be a shutout.  If this country has any brains whatsoever, they would not even think about voting for a socialist.
88  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of SuperCuts on: April 29, 2015, 09:08:33 pm
Obviously horrible. But I haven't seen one in a long, long time.

They have them at least 1 in every 4 major intersections in Oklahoma it seems like.  They seem to breed like rabbits.  (I don't know the exact number or intersection ratio, but they do have a bunch).
89  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of SuperCuts on: April 29, 2015, 08:18:10 pm
I don't like SuperCuts.  I always go to Sport Clips.  They're a little higher, but they're usually pretty good.
90  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Petition to ban BushOklahoma on: April 28, 2015, 06:21:47 am
Why do people want to ban bushie?

People want him to focus on dieting and working at a job for more than few weeks/a couple months. Also, some feel that his reporting on the 20th anniversary of OKC bombings is 'bending' the no more update rule.

I still don't understand how talking about Oklahoma in a good way is considered by some to be an update.  I mentioned nothing about my life in that thread.  Good thing Torie seems to have my back on that thread.
91  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Age poll on: April 27, 2015, 07:18:11 pm
33 as of this Wednesday.
92  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: A Mental break before I get too mental on: April 27, 2015, 06:54:35 pm
Brakes from this place are good. I wish I had taken more back before I got too far sucked in to this codependent relationship.

I don't know if brakes are good for this place, but breaks are. Tongue

Anyway, to the OP, I took a 12-day posting break from this forum earlier this month and it really seemed to help my mental state of mind.  I lurked, but the posting break helped me cool off.
93  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Should homosexual activity be banned? on: April 27, 2015, 06:42:49 pm
No, we live in a free country, not a tyrannical government.  As an earlier poster said, society should not regulate or determine what two consenting adults do in private as repulsive as the behavior may be to some.  Don't like it?  Don't engage in it.  Simple as that.
94  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Oklahoma approves exciting new method of killing inmates on: April 27, 2015, 05:43:41 pm
Just ftr, the bill provides for nitrogen gas to be used if no drugs are available for lethal injection, not as a primary method.
Given what is going on with the drugs, does it matter? Thinking that the drugs used for lethal injection will be available in the future is more delusional than thinking SSM will not be recognized in all fifty States soon.

I don't know about other states, but Oklahoma's lethal injection method is currently under review by the SCOTUS and as a result, the death penalty is on hold.  We have two or three inmates currently waiting to meet their Maker.

As a man of God, you believe in the death penalty?

Yes, because of Genesis 9:6 which says "Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed."  I've always been taught that overrides the commandment in Exodus 20 that says "Thou shalt not kill".  I've always been taught that the commandment does not apply to murderers or animals.  I completely respect those with differing opinions on the issue, but those are my beliefs.  Each person is entitled to their own belief as it is understandably a very touchy subject.
95  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Hi all... on: April 27, 2015, 07:14:36 am
Really good to hear from you again, Spade!  Hope life is treating you well!
96  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Oklahoma approves exciting new method of killing inmates on: April 26, 2015, 08:10:47 pm
Just ftr, the bill provides for nitrogen gas to be used if no drugs are available for lethal injection, not as a primary method.
Given what is going on with the drugs, does it matter? Thinking that the drugs used for lethal injection will be available in the future is more delusional than thinking SSM will not be recognized in all fifty States soon.

I don't know about other states, but Oklahoma's lethal injection method is currently under review by the SCOTUS and as a result, the death penalty is on hold.  We have two or three inmates currently waiting to meet their Maker.
97  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
98  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.
99  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.
100  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.
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