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1  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do You Live in an Urban, Suburban, Exurban, or Rural Area? on: September 21, 2014, 06:56:50 am
Rural. Never thought it would happen, but it did. Smiley
2  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: would you make a capable engineer? on: September 20, 2014, 07:03:11 pm
No, no, no, noooo!
3  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: 2014 Selfie Creepfest/Post a picture of yourself thread on: September 19, 2014, 05:59:49 pm
Down in the dumps because of the Scottish vote?  I certainly hope it's something that well - temporarily situational.
4  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2014 House Election Polls / Re: NY-01: Siena: Rep. Bishop (D) up 10 on: September 19, 2014, 05:58:47 pm
I don't like this poll.  It doesn't show a Republican ahead so it is junk.  24% of Republicans are voting for Bishop?  This isn't California, it's Suffolk County, New York.  That's not going to happen.   Plus, Newsday is a biased liberal source that can't be trusted.   And Siena is a horrible poster.  /sarcasm

More seriously, Cuomo is up 52-32-6 with 9% undecided.  There's not much love for the Green candidate in Eastern Suffolk County, either, compared to Upstate.

Crosstabs here.

If Columbia County, and Hudson in particular, is at all representative of Upstate NY that certainly rings a bell. Green is the dominate religion up here, and I mean to use that term - it's akin to theological, as opposed to anything remotely data based driven, or well based on trying to balance in a way I think at all reasonable, the costs versus benefits of going green. In the meantime, in Hudson we pay more in utility bills, because of a self imposed it must be from 75% renewable energy sources mandate. Sure it squeezes many pay check to pay check folks, but hey, it's respecting the planet on which we are so privileged to stride.
5  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2014 House Election Polls / Re: NY-18: Siena: Maloney (D) winning by 8 on: September 19, 2014, 05:51:47 pm
NY tends to be quite pro incumbent.
6  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: If you could bring one former poster, who would that be? on: September 19, 2014, 05:09:00 pm
Lewis is an obvious choice, but I think I gotta spread the love and nominate Franknburger here.

He split?  Sad
7  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVII: I Ate The Strawberry (The REAL, AUTHENTIC Update) on: September 19, 2014, 04:13:57 pm
The barrier Jeff needs to break through is using food as a reward system. He's had a hard day as he views it, and thinks he "deserves" a Big Mac as a reward for all of that sweat and toil (as he sees it - what you all see is irrelevant). He needs to switch out food for sex basically as a reward system. It very simple really. That's the basic trap fats find themselves in.
8  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: FiveThirtyEight: Orman now a 64% favorite on: September 19, 2014, 04:10:33 pm
I'd to place a bet with those odds. Any takers? Smiley
9  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: DK Elections: Chad Taylor off ballot on: September 19, 2014, 03:11:25 pm
All this sound and fury over something that signifies next to nothing. Sure the polls now show having a Dem name on the ballot helps Roberts some, but that is now. Does anyone really think many Dems will vote for a non candidate come November out of ignorance, with all the publicity and whatnot? I certainly don't. I also don't think by November Orman will have a prayer of winning in Kansas either, unless perhaps he promises to caucus with the Pubs. Otherwise, the message will be that a vote for Orman equals a vote for Reid, and if he denies that, then why is he keeping that open as a possibility by playing his cards close to the vest as to whom he will caucus?  If the Dems plan on this seat being the one that holds their control of the Senate, they are in deep, deep trouble on that one methinks.
10  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: KS-Sen: Taylor drops out on: September 19, 2014, 09:01:47 am
So aside from not being able to follow the law, the totally serious suggestion (that will likely be followed) is for the KS Democratic Party to just ignore the office that runs elections.

Can't say I'm surprised and I can't say that they've "stooped" this low; this is simply par for the course.

Px: Stop whining, Phil

Good. We're all satisfied here.

But now, seriously... stop whining, Phil.

Haha, could you imagine the head explosion if a state Republican Party pulled this stunt?


Not that any of this will matter. Just going to make the Kansas Dems look even more pathetic when Roberts wins.

Can't wait until your smugness gets washed off your face when Roberts get trounced by double digits.

You just have this irresistible impulse to engage in personal attacks, and really can't control yourself can you?  Sad.
11  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: KS-Sen: Taylor drops out on: September 19, 2014, 08:59:18 am
Phil, please reread the thread. Kobach's office ok'd several previous primary winners to withdraw from the ballot using the same procedure Taylor followed. The letter of the law is broad enough that what he did was legal then, and set a binding precedent. Especially, you know, after his office told Taylor this would be sufficient to have him withdraw.

I don't understand what principle you"re defending here. There must be ways to cheer for your team without going all AggregateDemand about it.

Ah, the doctrine of promissory estoppel. Smiley
12  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of this Gordon Brown speech on: September 19, 2014, 08:17:44 am
Well delivered, and Brown is so right that over the long term, Scotland lacks the resources to support the kind of welfare state Scots have come to know and love. Best of all is just savoring that marvelous Scottish accent. It's just so grand. Smiley
13  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Oxford School of Absurdity, Ignorance, and Bad Posts IV on: September 19, 2014, 08:14:45 am
My little post is accurate. Deal with it. But yes, I agree that guillotining is a very humane way to off people. That is all. Cordially, Torie
14  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Rate Preceding Poster's 2014 Prediction "Hackness" from 0 to 10 on: September 19, 2014, 08:07:56 am
If the scale is 0 for Dem hack, and 10 for Pub hack, Grumps is a 5 inasmuch as he is very even handed in having equal and total disdain for both those particular hack havens known as the Democratic and Republican parties. And you know what? Grumps may be on to something! Smiley
15  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Scottish independence referendum results thread (Sept 18, 2014) on: September 18, 2014, 08:58:05 pm
Some Labor political gnome in Scotland predicted based on buzz and results, a 3-2 no vote, just like I did, knowing next to nothing. I have a gift. Tongue  Unless of course he's clueless.
16  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Scottish independence referendum results thread (Sept 18, 2014) on: September 18, 2014, 07:48:48 pm
Clackmannanshire (in the very middle/center of Scotland):

No: 19,036 (54%)
Yes: 16,350 (46%)

Turnout: 88.6%

0.9% of Scotland's population (3rd smallest of the 32 regions, only Orkney & Shetland is less populated)

Supposedly the most independence spot in Scotland. If so, it's going to lose by a landslide, maybe close to 3-2, with all the polls suggesting a closer result wrong. If.

I see per the above, that 538 ranks it's Braveheart spirit as not at the head of the pack. Whatever.
17  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Scottish independence referendum results thread (Sept 18, 2014) on: September 18, 2014, 04:30:16 pm
18  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVII: I Ate The Strawberry (The REAL, AUTHENTIC Update) on: September 18, 2014, 11:03:50 am
The easiest way to lose weight, and never be hungry, is to just cut out pasta, bread, rice and potatoes from your diet entirely. The pounds will just fall off your body the way the meat falls off from the bone with slow cooked baby back pork ribs. You don't even need to count the calories. Now if only it were that easy when it comes to buffing up, and maintaining your sex drive and performance as you hit senior citizen status, life would be just perfect!
19  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Joe Biden under fire from Jewish groups for using word 'Shylocks' during speech on: September 18, 2014, 10:58:05 am
Along with not being the sharpest knife in the drawer, Joe Biden is not well educated (just a guy who partied his way through college, and then went to a third rate law school, and flunked the bar exam several times). I have no doubt that he was unaware of the provenance of the word. Be kind to him - at least until such time as he displays yet another bout of poor judgment, and decides to run for POTUS, in which event he should be eviscerated. Thank you.
20  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2014 House Election Polls / Re: NY-11 (NY 1 News/Siena College): Grimm (R)+4 on: September 18, 2014, 10:37:47 am
God bless NY, where politics and office holding is just another capitalist driven enterprise, where everything is for sale, and sometimes at a really good price, an example of which just came down right here in beautiful, politically dysfunctional, and old boy networked up on steroids, Columbia County! Illinois and Louisiana I know are proud of their reputations as being uniquely corrupt, but methinks NY may be the fairest of them all in that department.

Oh yes, there are tons of closeted Pubs in NY - heck of the 11 members on the Common Council of Hudson, I suspect at least 3 are closet Pubs, and maybe as many as 5. There is but one out of the closet Pub out of the gang of 11, and that works well, because it makes him Minority Leader, and holding  that little title, puts him automatically on two powerful Boards. And that is a beautiful thing, because if I run at some point, in a largely Pub free Ward, I can point out that my party registration will be good for the Ward, because it will give me more power to cater to its interests as Minority Leader. Life is beautiful. Smiley
21  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2014 Senatorial Election Polls / Re: CO-Quinnipiac: Gardner +8 on: September 18, 2014, 10:25:23 am
Senator Udall may soon have more to worry about than whether or not this poll is an outlier gone bad, or something suggesting that the the seams are coming apart in his hull -  to wit, that he appears at least facially to have been less than candid, and perhaps totally disingenuous, or just an ineffectual vacillator, on the matter of health care delivery systems in the US - from advocating  just making the private insurance system better, then a 180 degree tack to embracing the public option, and finally landing at the conclusion of his personal little Space Odyssey, upon the little bit of this, a little bit of that, now riddled with executive order waivers and delays, designed to be motored by the toothless now verging on eviscerated mandate penalty, Rube Goldberg toy commonly known as Obamacare.

Expert to hear a lot more about this one from the Gardner campaign. It just drains away Udall's gravitas, and makes him seem just like an opportunistic hack. I suspect he's done myself. We shall see. Indeed, with each week, it seems overall that the prospects for the Dems overall are deteriorating.
22  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Andrew Cuomo vs Ed FitzGerald vs Tom Corbett on: September 18, 2014, 09:16:22 am
Corbett> FitzGerald>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Cuomo

This post was reported. It appears however that the poster fixed the page breaker on his own. Please don't do this again smilo. Notice given. Thanks.
23  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What type of climate do you live in? on: September 15, 2014, 05:58:58 pm
I'm tempted after the near freezing lows we have had here at the end of summer, to describe the Hudson Valley as having a "subarctic" climate, but yes, I know, that would be wrong. I have no idea what kind of climate it is, other than wet and butt cold in the winter. I felt constrained today to wear a short sleeve shirt and a hoodie, rather than just my muscle shirt. Boo!  Sad
24  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of KCDem on: September 15, 2014, 05:54:34 pm
He would not do well on the boards for which I am responsible. Personal insults are just totally unacceptable to me - and so unnecessary. Attack the ideas, not the person. It's not hard, and to do otherwise is self indulgent and immature. JMO.
25  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: 2014 Selfie Creepfest/Post a picture of yourself thread on: September 14, 2014, 04:35:06 pm
Moi, looking more ancient than ever, with partner Dan, music composer Tim Hecker (BRTD would just love his music - very sensual, and you can feel the vibrations hitting your body in a very physical way), and artist neighbor Marc Scrivo, at home in Hudson.

You and Dan are adorable together.  He seems like a sweetie... what a great smile! Grin

Thanks. I am incredibly lucky that Dan came into my life, no doubt about it. Smiley
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