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11851  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Re: “If they think Georgia is a guarantee for them, they are insane.” on: July 31, 2008, 02:18:44 pm
Georgia was one of the few states (maybe the only one) to trend Republican in 2006.

lol wut?

If you're talking about statewide elections, the Republican "trend" was just everyone in 2002 getting an incumbency boost. If you're talking about Congressional races, the "trend" was just the effects of Republican redistricting (which in the end didn't even get Burns back in).

Not saying that Obama has much of a chance or anything, but you can't just point at 2006 and say "demographic trend!!" when that's not even what happened then.
11852  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you have an accent? on: July 31, 2008, 02:02:49 pm
I have an essentially standard American accent, but I do use some southern expressions. I'll say "y'all" once in a blue moon or so.
11853  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Analytical view of forum statistics on: July 31, 2008, 01:58:28 pm
I'd be interested in seeing a graph for the rate of change of the members, if you could do that.
11854  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Re: “If they think Georgia is a guarantee for them, they are insane.” on: July 31, 2008, 01:29:19 pm
I'm actually very suprised at how strongly Obama's campaign is contesting Georgia. My tiny super-Republican outer suburban county (Barrow) even has its own full-time campaign coordinator.
11855  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: Rump Parliament - Who wants to commit regicide! on: July 31, 2008, 12:24:01 pm
k
11856  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: The Midwest: teh Game! - Setup [aka Mafia/Werewolf] on: July 31, 2008, 12:19:41 pm
I'd like to sign up, if it's not too late.
11857  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: ab cents ! on: July 31, 2008, 12:17:05 pm
I'm back, in case anyone was keeping score at home.
11858  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Mass Transit Infrastructure Investment Act of 2008 (At Final Vote) on: July 31, 2008, 12:12:51 pm
Nay. Sad

Sad, because as I read through this thread I kept thinking of things to add to the Southeast region.
11859  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Carbon Import Tax (Debate Open) on: July 31, 2008, 12:05:09 pm
I support this bill.
11860  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Amendment [to be determined] to the Atlasian Constitution (Amendment at Vote) on: July 31, 2008, 12:00:54 pm
aye
11861  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Bill Abolishing Capital Punishment Within the Atlasian Military on: July 31, 2008, 11:55:53 am
nay ftr
11862  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Re: Obama's Teaching Experience on: July 30, 2008, 04:08:39 pm
So much for the New York Time's "liberal bias," guys. This article, at best, just shows they have no idea what they're talking about.

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Mr. Obama had other business on his mind, embarking on five political races during his 12 years at the school.

Five political races? Yes; after all, he was at the time holding an office which requires reelection every two years.

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Douglas Baird, another colleague, remembers once asking Mr. Obama to assess potential candidates for governor.

“First of all, I’m not running for governor, “ Mr. Obama told him. “But if I did, I would expect you to support me.”

He was a third-year state senator at the time. . . .

Obama makes a joke, it seems, and the writer here takes it completely out of context.

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In one class on race, he imitated the way clueless white people talked. “Why are your friends at the housing projects shooting each other?” he asked in a mock-innocent voice.

I fail to see how this is inappropriate. Inner city crime is poorly understood by many suburbanites and depending on the topic being discussed Obama's remark could easily have been a completely relevant and appropriate part of the lesson.

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(Mr. Obama, in turn, could play the star. In what even some fans saw as self-absorption, Mr. Obama’s hypothetical cases occasionally featured himself. “Take Barack Obama, there’s a good-looking guy,” he would introduce a twisty legal case.) . . .

This is a big deal? I've had teachers/professors who've done this before.

11863  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Graduates in Political Science on: July 30, 2008, 12:44:56 pm
I recall you mentioning something about art school once, Spade. So I'm gonna say an art degree.

I'm majoring in poli sci, with a double major in economics.
11864  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Post A Picture of Yourself Thread VIII on: July 29, 2008, 11:02:57 pm
She bought two for $1 each, and then won $2 on one of them.
11865  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Post A Picture of Yourself Thread VIII on: July 29, 2008, 10:32:12 pm
Wait, to say someone favors another person is just a southern thing? Wow, I never knew. Or about the "ill" thing, either. Also, I agree with Harry on the definition of the "barn door" saying.

But, to get this thread back on track:



A friend bought lotto tickets for her eighteenth birthday.
11866  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Swearing in of New Officeholders on: July 29, 2008, 10:12:59 pm
I, Bacon King, do solemnly affirm that I will faithfully execute the office of regionally elected Senator (Southeast) and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the Republic of Atlasia, so help me Dave.
11867  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / ab cents ! on: July 19, 2008, 05:32:27 pm
It seems that the day after I get elected to be Southeastern senator my computer gets fried by lightning. Sorry I've been away for a few days, I should be getting a new laptop soon.
11868  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Post A Picture of Yourself Thread VIII on: July 13, 2008, 05:03:32 pm
11869  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Thanks on: July 13, 2008, 12:54:07 pm
Thank you to all the voters in the Southeastern Sam Spade Substitute Special Senate election. Any constituents with questions, comments, or concerns are encouraged to contact me via PM.
11870  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: Southeast Region Lt. Governor Voting Booth on: July 11, 2008, 04:13:47 pm
dave hawk
11871  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: Official General Election Booth: Special Election for the Southeast Senate Seat on: July 10, 2008, 05:16:41 pm
for Senator

Southeast
[  3 ] GPorter (FP-TN)
[  4 ] DownWithTheLeft (AUB-AL)
[  1 ] BaconKing (NLC-GA)
[  2 ] Write-in: Sam Spade
[     ] None of the Above
11872  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Mike Easley for VP on: July 08, 2008, 11:14:49 am
A name I've been thinking about lately. He's white, southern, and moderate. Why not?
11873  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Re: Remind me why Obama isn't up by 15-20 points? on: July 08, 2008, 10:32:19 am
Media bias. The talking heads continue still to bring up Obama's pastor, childhood, smoking habits, wife's comments, etc, while McCain continues to get a free pass and has barely recieved negative news coverage since the Keating Five scandal.
11874  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Selling your vote on ebay on: July 07, 2008, 07:20:12 pm
Sure, I'll sell someone my vote. Not that I'll follow through with it in the voting booth.

Grin
11875  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: Vote to Recall Governor King of the Bench Press on: July 02, 2008, 10:15:12 pm
aye
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