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1  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Atlas banned posters poll #14: Yates on: June 30, 2015, 08:21:38 pm
Isn't he the one who faked a death or something.  If so, he's a fucking loser who needs to DIAF.

Yes, he pretended to be dying of cancer.
2  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Delicious Polls: At-Large Special Election on: June 30, 2015, 05:30:35 am
Kalwejt!
3  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Happy Birthday, afleitch! on: June 29, 2015, 04:49:06 pm
Happy birthday!
4  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Atlas banned posters poll #14: Yates on: June 29, 2015, 04:48:28 pm
HP!  He was second worst poster in the history of the forum, only Opebo was worse.
5  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of people who argue with CountryClassSF on: June 28, 2015, 08:22:40 pm
Arguing with CountryClassSF is pretty much like arguing with BRTD: a waste of time.
6  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Atlas Forum IRC Channel, Thread 2 on: June 28, 2015, 08:05:35 pm
7  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What poster has been here the longest on: June 28, 2015, 06:38:53 pm
April 26th, 2005

#729
8  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1952 Election (The Hearse at Monticello) on: June 27, 2015, 08:49:28 pm
Are we really going to elect some random no-name from Ohio and Richard Nixon just for the sake of change in this timeline?

That was the general idea, yes.
9  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do a majority of white posters on here have any idea what poverty is like? on: June 27, 2015, 07:37:19 pm
as I seem to recall you saying once that 'social classes don't exist' on IRC,

If he said that and it isn't ridiculously out of context then that is pretty cringe-worthy, so fair enough.

For the record (and in the hope to end this bullsh*t once and for all), what happened is that I expressed my disagreement with the class-based paradigm in sociology, which pertains to a particular conception of how society is structured. Obviously no sociologist with half a brain has ever argued that social hierarchy does not exist, but views differ on the way this hierarchy plays out. In academic debates, the term of "class" refers specifically to the Marxist view of society, which has very little relevance to modern western societies.

The problem is that "class" has another, much more loose meaning in common American parlance, and that obviously in that sense saying that "classes don't exist" would be moronic. Of course, TNF doesn't give a sh*t about these nuances if they could preventing from getting a cheap shot at a goddamn lib'rul.

Ah, thanks for clarifying.
10  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do a majority of white posters on here have any idea what poverty is like? on: June 27, 2015, 01:09:55 pm
I don't think many of the posters here of any race have any idea what poverty is like. I know I sure don't.

This.

I would have posted something along those lines if I hadn't been distracted by TNF's sanctimonious drivel.

I don't think you have any right to call anyone sanctimonious.

Pot meet kettle...


You're literally prude_brood.txt

This has absolutely nothing to do with the subject being debated, but whatever Tongue

and seem to have something stuck so far up your ass at all times that you're literally incapable of communicating with other people if you're not giving them a lecture about how awful they are.

Err...you realize that the same could easily be said of you, right?

And at any rate, I think you should probably refrain from speaking about poverty,

And you should probably refrain from speaking about anything relating to liberalism (or the straw-man "liberalism" you love to complain about) before you give yourself an ulcer.

as I seem to recall you saying once that 'social classes don't exist' on IRC,

If he said that and it isn't ridiculously out of context then that is pretty cringe-worthy, so fair enough.

which is pretty lol, even for you.

On the other hand, you would obviously never say something that was completely absurd, cringe-worthy, with little-to-no basis in reality Roll Eyes
11  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: CO-SEN: Cynthia Coffman not running on: June 27, 2015, 09:30:13 am
So much for CO being a better pick-up opportunity than NV.

It is. It got even better. We got rid of the fringe candidates.

Okay, who's left then? Ken Buck? Plenty of Republicans saw the Coffmans as their best chance at a pick-up here. Without an obvious candidate here, I don't see how this could be a better pick-up opportunity than the open seat in NV, where Heck is looking more and more likely to run.

Walker Stapleton, Scott Tipton, a scabbling of State Senators. I'm not saying the chances are good, but the GOP just prevented a massive disaster that would've occurred if the Coffman's had been given the nomination.

I thought it was basically an open secret that Stapleton was planning to run for Governor in 2018.  Tipton would actually be a pretty weak candidate given that IIRC he tends to be more like Buck than Gardner stylistically and has had a bunch of ethics issues.  Even some of the State Senators (most notably Ellen Roberts) have already begun announcing they're not going to run.
12  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Are you LGBT? on: June 26, 2015, 09:45:24 pm
I am none of those letters.  Atlas has to have a few token straight posters Tongue
13  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of Walt Disney on: June 26, 2015, 11:53:47 am
14  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1952 Election (The Hearse at Monticello) on: June 25, 2015, 07:02:43 pm
After three days of frantic maneuvering, former Governor John W. Bricker was nominated by the American Party to be their candidate for president in 1952, bringing one of the most suspenceful conventions in recent memory to a close. Many within the establishment were relieved by the choice, not only because Bricker represented a strong affirmation of the party's conservative roots, but also because the nomination of the controversial Joe McCarthy, the self-appointed leader of the "Anti-Communits Crusade" in Congress, had been averted. In reality, McCarthy had played a larger role in Bricker's nomination than anyone was willing to acknowledge, stepping aside only after the Ohioan had agreed to select McCarthy's right-hand man, Congressman Richard Nixon of California, as his running mate.

As expected, President Eleanor Roosevelt was renominated without much trouble by the Populists and now faces the concerted opposition of the American Party as she takes to the campaign trail. While the two candidates have clashed over domestic policy, with Bricker calling for the repeal of Roosevelt's National Health Service Act and and passage of a "Right-to-Work" Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the primary theme of the campaign has been foreign policy, and more specifically the war against Communism. While Bricker has accused Roosevelt of "loosing China" to the Red Menace and argued that stronger action is needed to stem the Communist tide at home, Roosevelt has argued that close cooperation with the League of Nations is the surest way to keep the peace and protect American interests abroad. Vice President Truman, meanwhile, had unsparingly laid into the opposition, whose accusations he dismisses as "plain hokum".

The choice is yours. Try not to destroy the country.

Bricker/Nixon, I'll destroy the country if I feel like it Tongue
15  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: LePage facing possible impeachment on: June 25, 2015, 04:48:30 pm

What's wrong with DK elections?  DailyKos is obviously garbage, but DailyKos elections is for all practical purposes its own thing.
16  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / LePage facing possible impeachment on: June 25, 2015, 03:50:20 pm
http://m.dailykos.com/story/2015/06/25/1396580/-LePage-doesn-t-deny-threatening-school-s-funding-to-punish-rival-and-lawmakers-consider-impeachment
17  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: The Lion and the Rose, the II ASOIAF Game (Sign Up - Rules Thread) on: June 25, 2015, 05:03:56 am
please don't worry Lumine, real life always has to come first, this isn't life or death and the odd judder doesn't make our turns and stuff any less good when they come!

This!
18  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The Time Has Come on: June 24, 2015, 07:30:39 pm
If you want to embark on radical change of this kind at least make sure to do it right. A wholesale revision of boundaries or nothing.

I'd definitely support a complete redraw of all boundaries.
19  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1952 Conventions (The Hearse at Monticello) on: June 24, 2015, 06:32:54 pm
Senator Wayne Morse/Congressman Jacob Javits
20  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The Time Has Come on: June 24, 2015, 05:54:31 pm
X Mr. X with the condition that we only eliminate one region.
21  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Favorite TV Shows on: June 22, 2015, 07:23:55 pm
The Wire, Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, South Park, The Daily Show, All in the Family, The Twilight Zone (original series), Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and Justified.


Edit: I'd probably throw in Mystery Science Theater 3000 too.
22  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Other Forums or blogs you are a member of on: June 22, 2015, 05:04:22 pm
We're not allowed to mention other forums here or it's death point central and I'm already perilously close to mod review.

This is an HP rule.

It's also a non-existant rule
23  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Solidarity with Simfan on: June 22, 2015, 12:28:11 pm
Simfan's tenure has been rocky at best, but he deserves to go out with dignity, not with a coup.

x Maxwell

This. 

X Mr. X
24  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of Dave Leip on: June 21, 2015, 11:36:21 am
The joke alternative option is Nunavut. Respect the heritage of the forum or diaf.

Kentucky requires more respect than any mere Canadian territory. In fact, Kentucky is quite offended that you would say such a thing. He told me to tell you that.

Don't try to argue with Al. You will lose.

I won't be the one arguing, Kentucky will. Kentucky is the one whose honor needs to be restored.

25  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Lief Reservoir of Simple Truths and Smart One-Liners on: June 21, 2015, 10:33:35 am
The joke alternative option is Nunavut. Respect the heritage of the forum or diaf.

Kentucky requires more respect than any mere Canadian territory. In fact, Kentucky is quite offended that you would say such a thing. He told me to tell you that.

Don't try to argue with Al. You will lose.
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