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1  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1888 U.S. House Vote, Round 1 on: Today at 06:18:43 pm
If Vance and Cleveland tie, Vance should make it to the final round since he came second in the actual election.
2  Forum Community / Forum Community / Is the update's existance a good thing for BushOklahoma? on: Today at 04:57:25 pm
It is quite telling that none of the updaters have asked this, but are always making polls asking if the update should stay open.

Anyway, no is the obvious answer.
3  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1888 U.S. House Vote, Round 1 on: Today at 04:49:21 pm
All we're missing is one Custer voter and one Vance voter.
4  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: WI-SEN 2016 - PPP - Johnson -6 against Feingold, +2 against Kind on: Today at 04:04:07 pm
Ron Kind would be perfect I guess?
No, Feingold is, why would Kind be perfect? He's the one trailing 2.
Still, nobody knows who Ron Kind is outside of WI-3 and that can be a good thing for him here considering how well he would do among rural and moderate voters. He is the New Democrat Chair, after all. Plus he's energized and is a lot younger than Feingold. It's time the WI Democratic Party stop with their desperate attempts to get Feingold for every statewide race in WI known to man. Any candidate can beat Johnson, but it will just require more work and time to get Kind's name out there. As much as people would like to see Feingold get his revenge on Johnson and get back in the Senate, I think he's done.

Translation: Feingold wants to legalize pot, Kind doesn't.
5  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you remember "Stark's Place"? on: April 22, 2014, 01:13:47 pm
Winterfell? 
6  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1888 U.S. House Vote, Round 1 on: April 22, 2014, 11:20:38 am
Since the Whigs have been slowly dying as a party, would a Vance victory mean that some of the People's Alliance/moderate Unionists in the House voted for him?

Also something to consider in future elections; the real-life Mormons pushed for women's suffrage from about the 1870s onward, so that could be an issue in the future.

It could also mean a major comeback for the Whigs in the congressional elections and thus a coalition between the People's alliance and the Whigs if the newly elected Congress votes on this rather than the old one.
7  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1888 U.S. House Vote, Round 1 on: April 22, 2014, 11:18:27 am
Since the Whigs have been slowly dying as a party, would a Vance victory mean that some of the People's Alliance/moderate Unionists in the House voted for him?

Also something to consider in future elections; the real-life Mormons pushed for women's suffrage from about the 1870s onward, so that could be an issue in the future.

That wasn't just them though, the rural states in the west were generally supportive of women's suffrage.  I'd argue the Mormons supporting it was more a result of the fact that they lived mainly in the rural, western states IRL.
8  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1888 U.S. House Vote, Round 1 on: April 21, 2014, 03:30:22 pm
32 votes for President, 25 votes for Vice-President Tongue  I think we'll probably need two threads if it ever goes to Congress in the future, though it is obviously Dallas' call.  Also someone just voted for Cleveland and Custer without picking anyone for VP (this morning there were 28 voters and now there are 29, but Cleveland and Custer have both gained one vote while neither VP candidate has).
9  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: South Carolina statewide offices 2014 on: April 21, 2014, 03:06:09 pm
Whoa: RGA goes thermonuclear on Sheheen. Now that's what I call a negative ad.

Its South Carolina, so this sort of thing is to be expected.
10  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1888 U.S. Presidential Election on: April 21, 2014, 08:05:19 am
If we assume the first House round would be just like this (which it almost certainly will be) and that Custer and Vance go to the second round, and therefore that we bosses are to be kingmakers, I propose a Vance/Smith unity ticket (and possibly a merger).

I dunno how much influence we actually have, but if we can decide that, that sounds alright. I assume it'd be called the People's Alliance?

I think the good course now would be for the Destiny and Whig parties to merge into the PA.

Despite being a Whig who played a leading role in the opposition to a merger in this election, I am inclined to agree barring a completely unexpected development or candidate (btw, I thought the destiny party already merged).  However, if there isn't a merger, I'd like to add as a note to the author that Bryan should probably be an option at both party's conventions since he ran for (and won) both the Democratic and Populist nominations IRL.  Additionally, Vance should probably be an option for The People's Alliance if there is a merger, its hard to imagine that an incumbent President's party would merge and ditch him/her entirely.  Of course, this all assumes Vance wins which is far from certain Tongue  We certainly got an exciting election though Smiley
11  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1888 U.S. House Vote, Round 1 on: April 20, 2014, 09:26:28 pm
12  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1888 U.S. Presidential Election on: April 20, 2014, 12:33:01 pm
If the election does go to the House, wouldn't it need to be the second round of the House vote (so that we don't just redo the election with the same candidates).
13  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: "Where've You Gone, General Washington?" - Participatory Election Series on: April 20, 2014, 12:28:18 pm
bump
14  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Will you see "Noah"? on: April 19, 2014, 01:18:18 pm
Never seen an Anronofsky movie I liked, so I highly doubt it.
15  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1888 U.S. Presidential Election on: April 19, 2014, 10:03:25 am
Goddammit, it's 12-11-11! How about we vote for the next one of Vance or Custer to get a vote?

Nah, its going to the House regardless.
16  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Alex Sink running for Bill Young's old house seat on: April 18, 2014, 06:09:52 pm
Ehrlich is in.

Deep breaths, Democrats. We've got redemption on our hands.

Justice or Ken Welch (Walch?) would be far better.

I've heard that Justice was a lazy campaigner when he ran against Bill Young, but he otherwise seems pretty good.

He had no chance of winning then though.
17  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Alex Sink running for Bill Young's old house seat on: April 18, 2014, 03:38:47 pm
Ehrlich is in.

Deep breaths, Democrats. We've got redemption on our hands.

Justice or Ken Welch (Walch?) would be far better.
18  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1888 U.S. Presidential Election on: April 18, 2014, 02:08:08 pm
Ah heck, I'll go with Vance. EDIT: And of course, the one time I choose the non-Radical/People's Alliance candidate, they're in third place.

People should support Custer/Smith then, I guess.

He's one vote away from first place Tongue

I'd urge everyone to support Vance/Teller. 
19  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: NH close to becoming 19th state to abolish the death penalty on: April 18, 2014, 11:27:48 am
The vote has failed, 12-12. Senators Sam Cataldo and Bob Odell voted for repeal with the Democrats, and Lou D'Allessandro crossed to vote against repeal. There is no tiebreaker in the NH Senate, so the bill is dead.

I'm more concerned about the Senate President refusing to bring the decriminalization bill to the floor myself.

Right, because decriminalizing marijuana is clearly more important than making sure people who are wrongly convicted don't get executed for crimes they didn't commit Roll Eyes
20  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1888 U.S. Presidential Election on: April 18, 2014, 11:18:07 am
Vance
21  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: ‘X-Men’ Director Bryan Singer Accused of Sexually Assaulting Underage Boy on: April 17, 2014, 06:55:18 pm
I'm glad to see guilty until proven innocent is alive and well.
22  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Favourite latest post by previous poster on: April 17, 2014, 04:24:56 pm
The Washington Post

With a 400+ EV landslide, President Bush and Vice President Cheney have been shut out of the Republican Party, thanks to the monster of the ticket we know as the Daschle/Cleland, who crushed the fragile attempt at a third term by Bush, who lost the Senate and House to the Democrats due to a mix of reasons, mostly due to his repeal of the 22nd Amendment in early 2006, which both Cleland and failed Republican Candidate Chaffee bashed the incumbent for. President Daschle promises to include Universal Health Care and a 12 Dollar Minimum wage in his new package, entitled "Daschlecare", economists see the DOW rebounding with 100 points by May. President Bush has given his concession speech a couple of hours ago.
23  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: Guntaker vs. Pol Pot on: April 17, 2014, 04:21:20 pm
Will the mass-murdering Cambodian dictator sink the Guntaker?

Will Snowstalker stop making stupid posts?

Given that he is basically a true leftist cross between BTRD and BushOklahoma, I highly doubt it.
24  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1888 Conventions on: April 17, 2014, 08:03:47 am
Also this has been over for about a day.

Can we get a general election, Dallas?
25  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Were Rep. Steve Israel's comments about Republicans over the line? on: April 17, 2014, 08:01:54 am
No. Once you meet the republican base, you realize where the Klan has gone.

Troll, meet the ignore button.
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