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1  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Office of IDS Speaker Maxwell (Retirement from the Legislature) on: Today at 10:01:36 am
I'll be sad to see you go. You've been an incredibly talented legislator, and a servant for the people of the South.
2  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Cris and Windjammer Senate tracker on: Today at 09:59:02 am
I just realized I made a mistake. Polnut's activity score isn't 40%; but 36%.

My apology, this has been corrected.

As others have said, these aren't really useful or accurate scores if you count votes which occurred during LOAs.  I also think that counting amendment votes isn't the best idea, but that's obviously your call.  How do you count "abstain" votes, btw.
Abstain votes??? Well, they voted so I don't see why I shouldn't count their vote???

And FTR: the only persons that hves taken a leave of absence in February were Cranberry and SWE. So except for them, the voting score wouldn't change.

I agree about abstain votes, I just wanted to make sure you were counting them.  I didn't realize at first that this was just for February, so it might be good to emphasize that a little more (maybe bold it rather than just putting it in the opening post in parentheses).  Just a thought.
3  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Office of Senator Polnut - Running for reelection. on: Today at 09:50:57 am
Did any occur when any of these Senators gave a legitimate reason for their absences?  If so, those objectibely shouldn't be counted against them in your scoring or listed in your post.  For example, I recall you criticizing BK for missing some votes due to being offline during Thanksgiving.  I'd hope we can agree that it is silly to criticize someone for missing votes in Atlasia because they were spending a holiday with their loved ones.
4  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Cris and Windjammer Senate tracker on: Today at 09:43:19 am
I just realized I made a mistake. Polnut's activity score isn't 40%; but 36%.

My apology, this has been corrected.

As others have said, these aren't really useful or accurate scores if you count votes which occurred during LOAs.  I also think that counting amendment votes isn't the best idea, but that's obviously your call.  How do you count "abstain" votes, btw.
5  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1992 Primaries on: Today at 09:20:24 am
Bill Bradley/Paul Wellstone
6  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: NC-SEN: Burr Looking Good, even against Hagan on: Today at 09:15:01 am
Whatever trend was happening in North Carolina to the Democrats stumbled backward and it's back 2000-ish GOP hold. Georgia is more realistic for future strategy.

No its not. Nunn was the best possible candidate the Democrats had in Georgia and she still lost by 8 points. And it didn't have much to do with turnout or the electorate.

She was running in the worst possible year against the wrong type of opponent (even if Perdue had a knack for putting his foot in his mouth).  I'd also argue that Barrow would've been a stronger candidate.  If anything, I was more disheartened by the results in the Governor's race given that Deal seems to have been absolutely hated.
7  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The People's Convention, February and also March 2015 - Senate primary on: Today at 07:45:25 am
Senate endorsement

[X] DKrol
[ ] Focaulf
8  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Candidate Declaration Thread on: Today at 07:37:00 am
I will be running for re-election to the Southern Legislature.
9  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: MD-Senate - Sources: Mikulski expected to retire on: March 04, 2015, 04:40:03 pm

Glorious news!
10  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Getting old........ on: March 04, 2015, 04:04:53 pm
I hope that you'll remain with us for as long as you enjoy spending time here, Clarence, but whatever happens, I'm grateful for the time that we've had with you over the past several yeras. You won't be forgotten here.

I can't put it better than Nix has.
11  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Wisconsin Megathread: 2014 Aftermath and 2016 Senate Speculation on: March 04, 2015, 03:14:11 pm
It wasn't that he ran a weak campaign in 2010, it's that he ran his same campaign of being true to himself and not taking corporate money. I feel like he would get a great deal of criticism if he went back on that against Ron Johnson.

So his pride did him in

I wouldn't say pride, I'd say principle. And honestly, I feel Feingold can't really go below 46% of the vote because of that pledge. I admire him for it, taking a principled stand and taking it seriously. I wish more people did that.

This
12  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: MD-Senate - Sources: Mikulski expected to retire on: March 04, 2015, 03:03:13 pm

Why?  She proved to be a really weak candidate when she ran for Governor in 2002.

But this is a lot more sure of a bet than the 2002 race was, and she'd actually be a good Senator.



Chris Van Hollen would be much better and would be more likely to become more than a generic backbencher in the Senate.

Really? I feel like he'd be a rising in power type. Isn't he rather high in Democrat leadership? Also, why would he leave to run for the Senate? I can see him as Speaker of the House someday.

Whoops, I meant to say less likely, my bad Tongue
13  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 1: Neighborhood Teacher Act (Debating) on: March 04, 2015, 03:02:01 pm
^ I like the amendment.
14  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: MD-Senate - Sources: Mikulski expected to retire on: March 04, 2015, 02:54:49 pm

Why?  She proved to be a really weak candidate when she ran for Governor in 2002.

But this is a lot more sure of a bet than the 2002 race was, and she'd actually be a good Senator.



Chris Van Hollen would be much better and would be less likely to become more than a generic backbencher in the Senate.
15  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Obama breaking out the veto pen today for Keystone on: March 04, 2015, 02:42:16 pm
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Political Line ‏@PoliticaILine
RT @PzFeed: BREAKING NEWS: Senate has failed to override the President's veto of the Keystone XL pipeline.

Good!
16  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: NC-SEN: Burr Looking Good, even against Hagan on: March 04, 2015, 02:36:30 pm
Hagan would be a terrible candidate. Is the Democratic bench in NC seriously pathetic enough that she's actually being considered?

No, national Dems are just being stupid (like in ME-2).
17  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Chicago mayoral election today (24 February 2015) on: March 04, 2015, 02:35:28 pm
Dr. Wilson says that he's going to vote for Chuy Garcia, but he still might endorse Rahm anyway. Tongue  

This is so ridiculous and angering.

Sounds like something Andrew Cuomo would do.
18  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: OH-Sen: Cincinnati Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld likely running on: March 04, 2015, 02:32:08 pm

If he wants to blow his political career on a suicide run, that's his business.  Doesn't really matter though, Strickland will crush Sittenfield without even acknowledging him and Sittenfield's fundraising will dry up now that Strickland is running.
19  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: MD-Senate - Sources: Mikulski expected to retire on: March 04, 2015, 02:28:49 pm

Why?  She proved to be a really weak candidate when she ran for Governor in 2002.
20  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: I want a debate on: March 04, 2015, 09:46:02 am
I don't see why a specific party should host a debate, these parties may still have a vested interest in the outcome.
21  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The People's Convention, February and also March 2015 - Senate primary on: March 03, 2015, 06:45:50 pm
I was unaware of a formal agreement as well and had I been, I certainly would've insisted that any demands regarding the NE Senate seat made by Labor apply just the same to BK's seat.
22  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The People's Convention, February and also March 2015 - Senate primary on: March 03, 2015, 01:57:20 pm
Before I vote one way or the other, it appears that Foucaulf wishes to join The Party. If this convention votes no, and it appears to be going that way, there will be a primary between the two, yes?

He's welcome to join and all, but I'd hope (and expect) that DKrolga would still get the nomination without a primary given the circumstances.  Then again, I think it is pretty silly that we're even considering opening an endorsement vote to begin with.  Focaulf is welcome to reach out to members of The Party and make his case if he so chooses, but DKrolga should get The Party's formal endorsement this time around.  Personally, I'd hope Focaulf would join The Party regardless of who gets the endorsement given the sentiments he just expressed in his speech.
23  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The People's Convention, February and also March 2015 - Senate primary on: March 03, 2015, 12:21:06 pm
Should the by-laws be temporarily suspended and an open ballot for the Senate endorsement held?

[ ] Yes

[X]No
24  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: ME-02: Emily Cain (D) running again on: March 03, 2015, 12:15:46 pm
Ugh, hopefully a good candidate beats her in the primary.
25  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Krol for At-Large Senate: The Face of Real Change on: March 03, 2015, 08:45:22 am
Endorsed
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