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1  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS: Women's Health Act on: Today at 09:33:34 am
I motion for a final vote, seeing as there doesn't seem to be much more debate going on here.
2  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS: Testing Our Students Act on: Today at 09:32:16 am
I motion for a vote on the amendment.
3  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Dixie Reborn on: Today at 09:27:18 am
He's leaving the forum voluntarily...

He made an obvious sock account the moment he left.
4  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: SNL degenerates into right wing propaganda on: November 26, 2014, 10:04:42 pm
A lot of overreaction in my view to a comedy skit.

Given that it was John Boehner who refused to give Marco Rubio's(!) immigration bill (that had already passed in the Senate) a vote in the House, having Obama shove the poor bastard down the steps seems a bit harsh, but overall I think that the video's decent and a sign of how the bill->law process is basically dead without same party control of both houses of Congress and the White House.

I can remember when another Speaker refused to bring up a bill by a member of said Speaker's party on this issue, one that also had broad bipartisan support as well. It is hardly a new tactic.

Dennis Hastert?
5  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Who is opebo? on: November 26, 2014, 10:02:38 pm
Welcome back, Dixie.
6  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Andrew Cuomo vs Mao Zedong on: November 26, 2014, 08:28:27 pm
Mao's a massive HP and it was quite tempting, but he's not Andrew Cuomo.
7  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Let's talk about dead0man on: November 26, 2014, 03:26:19 pm
Pretty consistent FF in International General Discussion, but he's started to relish antagonizing his opponents (horrible/misguided) rather too much.

The "Darwin" comment, for instance, definitely crosses a line and probably deserves death points. But he's a good poster usually.
8  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Jay Nixon on: November 26, 2014, 02:29:45 pm
Erhm how is Nixon exactly "fascist" or "racist"? Forgive me if I sound laughably ignorant, but as far as I can see he's been more incompetent and largely driven by events in the policies he's taken.
"Fascist" is TNF/Snowstalker's favorite catch-all word for anybody they don't like.

It doesn't appear to be just the True Leftist brigade saying this however.

What's your point?  Hyperbole and sensationalism have long run rampant on the atlas forum.
9  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: 5 Worst South Park Episodes on: November 26, 2014, 02:16:31 pm
Wow BRTD, I never would have guessed that you hated South Park.
ikr!  You'd think BRTD with his libertarian sensibilities would be a big fan of SP.  He really should keep us up to date on which shows he likes, THE FORUM NEEDS TO KNOW DAMN IT!

Wait. Are you actually admitting that South Park is not balanced, is not ever left-wing, and there's no reason any liberal should ever like it?

First, your idea of political balance is 100% left-wing propaganda.  Second, with regard to liberals liking South Park, if there was a staunchly conservative satire/comedy show that was even half as good as South Park or the Daily Show, I'd watch it pretty regularly.  I don't see political disagreement as the deciding factor in whether or not I like a show.  If you are incapable of seeing value in things that don't conform to your political beliefs, I feel sorry for you because your missing out on some great stuff for a pretty dumb reason.
10  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of Honest Trailers on: November 26, 2014, 01:59:10 pm
It's a Horrible Series because:

1-The "honest trailers" are actually nothing like actual trailers. They're more like 3-4 minute (the MPAA doesn't allow trailers over 2 1/2 minutes unless the studio makes a special petition) summaries of the entire movie with ridiculous over the top narration nitpicking the hell out of it...which is also very un-modern trailer-esque (seriously next time you go to a movie count how many of the trailers have voice narration...odds are it'll be none.)
2-They're not particularly "honest" since they nitpick like hell and misrepresent some things about the films.
3-They're almost never funny.

Cinema Sins does a better job of the type of thing.

Translation: They made fun of a movie BTRD likes.

Anyway, huge FS!

Except I said I like Cinema Sins, which obviously has done so too, and I like Family Guy which has made fun of many things I like.

Yeah, but there are certain things (ex: liberals) where if a show criticizes something you like, you deem it trash regardless of its actual merits.  I don't see why this wouldn't also be true of movies (i.e. you'll tolerate criticisms of certain films, but won't tolerate anything but the most neutered criticism of others, if that).  There are exceptions to every rule (ex: to your credit, you recognized that Lil Bush was garbage), but you generally seem to be only interested in things that validate your pre-existing beliefs for you.
11  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS: Testing Our Students Act on: November 26, 2014, 01:32:11 pm
Looks good to me!
12  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS: Women's Health Act on: November 26, 2014, 01:31:46 pm
Why should girls under 16 require a prescription for birth control? If you're of reproductive age, and at the age of consent especially, which I think is, what, 14? Then you should have access to birth control.

Is the age of consent 14 due to federal or regional law?
13  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Would Heather Mizeur have won Maryland? on: November 26, 2014, 11:35:36 am
I doubt it. Brown had a more compelling background, and Mizeur was one of 141 members of the Maryland House of Delegates (representing 1/47th of the state.)

Plus, Mizeur would have been just as vulnerable to criticism of the rain tax, since she voted for it as a member of the legislature.

http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/frmMain.aspx?ys=2012rs/votes/house/1389.htm

Brown lost because of the mess that was the MD healthcare exchange, not because of the rain tax.
14  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Deeply disturbing (Part Quatre) on: November 26, 2014, 10:34:54 am
Yeah, I'd like to echo the comments my NE CJO Talleyrand and Senator Bore, the latter of whom's record proves that it is possible to be an excellent Senator while not authoring TNF-levels of legislation.  The truth is that it isn't too hard to tell who the good and active Senators are regardless of the quantity of the laws they author.  For example, I'm pretty sure that all but a tiny handful of people would that agree that Polnut has been a terrific Senator.  By the same token, it is easy to tell when people aren't doing a good job because they either do almost literally nothing once elected or you basically forget they are even Senators Tongue

Btw, BK was elected recently enough that there hasn't really been enough time yet to fully evaluate his service in the Senate during this term.  He seems to be reasonably active in the confirmation threads, however.  Cranberry has been rather busy being thrust into the Presidency during the Great Chaos, so he should probably be given the benefit of the doubt (especially since his Presidency was exactly what Atlasia needed when he took office).
15  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: NYT: Hagel to resign on: November 26, 2014, 09:58:09 am
I read yesterday that Smith isn't very enthusiastic to throw away 20 years of seniority for 2 years as SoD.

Plus, relative to most Congressmen, Smith is a young guy in a safe seat (iirc, he's only like 49 and is already ranking member on the House Armed Services committee), he will probably still be in office whenever the Dems eventually retake the House which means he'll likely be Chairman one day if he's patient.  Why throw that away to be a two-term SoD who will probably be largely shut out of the decision making process like Hagel was?  I'd be shocked if Smith accepted the post in the event it was even offered, I suspect he's going to be a Congressman for quite some time unless he's eventually redistricted into a Republican district (which seems unlikely barring a major realignment, plus he's a pretty strong incumbent so I think he'd hang on even if his district was somehow drawn to be more competitive in 20-30 years.  I doubt he'll be discomforted much in the next round of redistricting, even if the Republicans get another good map.

Note: Sorry for the length, I didn't mean to write a wall of text on Adam Smith's political future.
16  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Andrew Cuomo vs Fifty Shades of Grey on: November 26, 2014, 09:20:11 am
Cuomo, I have to draw the line somewhere!
17  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Paul Hackett on: November 25, 2014, 08:18:24 pm
He had the wrong temperament for politics and I believe he accidentally shot a guy. 
18  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Would Heather Mizeur have won Maryland? on: November 25, 2014, 06:56:32 pm
*snip*
I also think the Healthcare Exchange debacle is an underrated factor here. People really questioned Brown's competency after that.

This
19  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Jay Nixon on: November 25, 2014, 06:45:58 pm
Incompetent more than anything else.
20  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: Forum Redistricting Commission on: November 25, 2014, 06:30:18 pm
Here's my initial Virginia map.

District 1 (Blue)
  • Deviation: 290
  • Election 2008: John McCain - 54.4%, Barack Obama - 44.7%
  • Racial Breakdown: 73% White, 15.3% Black, 6.2% Hispanic

District 2 (Green)
  • Deviation: -422
  • Election 2008: Barack Obama - 49.8%, John McCain - 49.4%
  • Racial Breakdown: 62.6% White, 23.3% Black, 5.9% Hispanic

District 3 (Purple)
  • Deviation: -30
  • Election 2008: Barack Obama - 64%, John McCain - 35.2%
  • Racial Breakdown: 48.8% White, 35.2% Black, 5.9% Hispanic

District 4 (Red)
  • Deviation: 83
  • Election 2008: Barack Obama - 67.6%, John McCain - 31.7%
  • Racial Breakdown: 51.8% Black, 39.3% White, 5.2% Hispanic

District 5 (Yellow)
  • Deviation: -903
  • Election 2008: John McCain - 51.2%, Barack Obama - 47.8%
  • Racial Breakdown: 71.7% White, 21.5% Black

District 6 (Teal)
  • Deviation: 586
  • Election 2008: John McCain - 56.4%, Barack Obama - 42.5%
  • Racial Breakdown: 83.9% White, 7.9% Black, 5.1% Hispanic

District 7 (Silver)
  • Deviation: 352
  • Election 2008: John McCain - 57.9%, Barack Obama - 41.3%
  • Racial Breakdown: 76.2% White, 13.1% Black

District 8 (Slate Blue)
  • Deviation: 384
  • Election 2008: Barack Obama - 68.2%, John McCain - 30.9%
  • Racial Breakdown: 52.8% White, 12.9% Black, 18.2% Hispanic 19.7%, 11.5% Asian

District 9 (Light Blue)
  • Deviation: 501
  • Election 2008: John McCain - 59.5%, Barack Obama - 39.1%
  • Racial Breakdown: 91.8% White

District 10 (Pink)
  • Deviation: -219
  • Election 2008: Barack Obama - 57.4%, John McCain - 41.9%
  • Racial Breakdown: 61.4% White, 6.2% Black, 11.6% Hispanic, 17.3% Asian

District 11 (Light Green)
  • Deviation: -624
  • Election 2008: Barack Obama - 58%, John McCain - 41.3%
  • Racial Breakdown: 51.3% White, 14.8% Black, 18.2% Hispanic, 12% Asian

-Clean Majority-Minority district (VA-03), along with a black majority district (VA-04)

Why don't your racial percentages don't total to 100%?


He's probably leaving out groups that account for less than 5% of the districts' populations'.
21  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Grand jury reaches decision in Ferguson case (Announcement tonight) on: November 25, 2014, 05:06:44 pm
Well, seems like this has once against completely broken down along party and/or ideological lines, furthering my assumption that at the heart of American conservatism is something very, very bad. 

Strange, because I remember that a lot of conservatives I know (including my parents) thought that Zimmerman was guilty.  I'm sure it's the same with this.  As soon as I heard the report I thought that Wilson shouldn't have shot the teenager.  And I'm very conservative.

You're the exception and not the rule then.  

Stay close minded if you wish, but there have been several blue avatars condemning the police on here ... Similarly, there have been several red avatars condemning the looters (as would be expected).

Yeah, some of our liberal posters are pretty awful like that.

Injustice and police brutality give protesters the right to destroy private property? ok...

TNF is more than a little nuts, politically speaking.  This is is nothing new.
22  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: God, Gold, and Glory: Game Thread on: November 25, 2014, 04:08:28 pm
OOC: I see that once again dice rolls (I assume that's how battle outcomes are decided, no? ) will be the bane of my existence Tongue

Yes, it is dice rolls in accordance with a random number generator. Wink

They can cause some interesting results.

Interesting, I can live with, I just wish they'd be interesting in my favor for once Tongue  I think I had one favorable dice roll in the entire GoT game, IIRC.

Look at Siberia Wink

I did and was quite pleased!
23  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: God, Gold, and Glory: Game Thread on: November 25, 2014, 03:45:29 pm
OOC: I see that once again dice rolls (I assume that's how battle outcomes are decided, no? ) will be the bane of my existence Tongue

Yes, it is dice rolls in accordance with a random number generator. Wink

They can cause some interesting results.

Interesting, I can live with, I just wish they'd be interesting in my favor for once Tongue  I think I had one favorable dice roll in the entire GoT game, IIRC.
24  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: God, Gold, and Glory: Game Thread on: November 25, 2014, 03:37:47 pm
OOC: I see that once again dice rolls (I assume that's how battle outcomes are decided, no? ) will be the bane of my existence Tongue
25  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: I am leaving this forum. on: November 25, 2014, 03:32:30 pm
I hope one day you will look back at the views you have at present and cringe. You still have time to soul-search and reconsider your beliefs.
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