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1  General Politics / Individual Politics / MOVED: GPS AND THE TURN-BY-TURN WAR ON MEN (headline modified by Torie) on: June 27, 2016, 08:28:43 pm
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2  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: Recent bans on: June 27, 2016, 06:39:13 pm
Curbstomp has been perma-banned, for reasons too numerous to mention. Think of a reason to ban, and it probably applies to this poster, now former poster.
3  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Will Donald Trump lose by double digits? on: June 27, 2016, 06:34:59 pm
I honestly think that he will. When such a high percentage of the electorate think that he is unfit to be POTUS, due to his temperament more than anything else, I just don't see many of those folks changing their minds. This election goes beyond polarization, and has indeed cracked polarization. It's in another category entirely. But hey, I have been wrong consistently when it comes to this insane election cycle, so pay me no mind.
4  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / MOVED: What would we be looking at now if Clinton/Obama had won in '08? on: June 26, 2016, 02:53:42 pm
This topic has been moved to Alternative History.

http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=239656.0
5  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: June 2016 Pacific Senate Election VOTING BOOTH on: June 25, 2016, 06:49:51 pm
JoMCaR
6  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: June 2016 Federal Election on: June 25, 2016, 06:49:15 pm
Leinad/Lumine
7  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: GPS AND THE TURN-BY-TURN WAR ON MEN (headline modified by Torie) on: June 24, 2016, 12:55:02 pm
Well, I was a weapon of mass destruction on this thread. BRTD you should know better than do this here. Commenting negatively on other posters in this sort of way, is just not good idea. And then the thread becomes all about personalities. God invented FC for a reason. Vent there, not here, please. I am not going to infract however - this time.
8  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: U.S. Residents: Pick a Different State! on: June 21, 2016, 10:57:45 am
A state without Internet access so I never have to view FC again.

I am here to help as always.

"Is coverage pretty much ubiquitous then? Not quite. There are a few places left where cable, wireless or satellite signals do not reach. Deep caves like Georgia’s Krubera Cave, which reaches 5,610 feet (1,710m) underground, for one, would likely be devoid of service – it’s the deepest cave on Earth. (However, even underground it wouldn’t be guaranteed if there’s a cell phone tower nearby, for example, or an opening directly overhead that a satellite signal could penetrate.)
Another possible last place without internet is deep underwater. While many submarines have internet enabled through the same means that they use to keep up radio contact, the signals can be poor or non-existent because the signal can become distorted by water. “I bet a nuclear submarine has really rubbish access,” Graham-Cumming speculates."
9  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: Petition to ban StatesPoll on: June 21, 2016, 10:53:47 am
An allegation was made that Democrats here "routinely" support the murder of gays by Muslims. Feel free to PM me with links to each and every such post. Thank you.
10  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Heath Shuler (D) vs. Susan Collins (R) - who would you support? on: June 21, 2016, 10:48:41 am
This is the wrong board to go there folks. Didn't you guys know that by now? Smiley
11  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: So.... is Trump paying himself through his campaign? on: June 21, 2016, 10:40:51 am
Socking news. Trump doesn't give an F about appearances of impropriety. Who could have possibly imagined that this would be the case?
12  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: U.S. Residents: Pick a Different State! on: June 21, 2016, 10:25:05 am
I would "live" in Great Barrington, Mass, but have a "second home" in Hudson (about a 45 minute drive away), and register to vote in Hudson (it's legal to register at a second home address in NY, per a court decision - a big boost for the Dems here in Columbia County), and spend most of my time in Hudson. So I picked a different state that does basically nothing to discommode me. If it isn't Hudson, it really isn't much at all. It's just a great big void for me.
13  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: If Donald Trump were an Atlasian on: June 21, 2016, 10:08:33 am
Not many, because his life here would be very short.
14  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: How will Trump do with white men? on: June 21, 2016, 07:28:41 am
Beef, are you excluding Latinos from the pool of "white male" voters?  Latinos can be of any race, and in the latest census about 55% of self-identified Latinos also identified as white.  I'd imagine that in Texas the percentage is even higher, although I'm not sure what percent of Latinos in Texas would vote for Donald Trump.  Bush got about 40% of the Latino vote in 2004, and Romney did even better with that group in 2012.

I just don't think Trump will perform as well among any group, including white people and males, as the previous Republican candidates have performed because of the reasons I mentioned.  If McCain only gets 57%, and McCain had a ground game, a competent staff, and the support of the party, then it's hard to imagine Donald Trump getting over that, or even close to that. 

It's possible that Trump will begin to listen to the advice of others, hire a competent manager, and stop acting like a first-grader, but if all that doesn't happen, then we might just have a Democrat landslide.  I think you have to analyze more than just white males though.  Also, it's early.  This is an "if the election were held today" question really.  The election won't be held today.





The general assumption when you refer to whites in this context, is that you really mean non Hispanic whites, so the two groups vote so differently. I suspect most of the numbers bandied about above, are referring to non Hispanic whites.
15  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: "Republicans consider convention challenge to Trump" megathread on: June 19, 2016, 11:57:20 am
A dueling Vice Presidential selection would only compound what is already a disastrous situation. Republicans are stuck with Trump, because if they try to cheat him by using procedural tricks it will cause a riot. We have already seen how violent Trump supporters can be, so the RNC is probably is aware that it would be real safety risk to pull any stunts that would trigger fights on the floor.

Better the Trumpeters riot, than run the risk of Trump being POTUS, or not seizing the opportunity to grade and cultivate the land to facilitate his prompt removal if he is.
16  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: "Republicans consider convention challenge to Trump" megathread on: June 19, 2016, 10:57:13 am
What they should do is, concede Trump the nomination, but nothing else. The VP candidate should be chosen despite the clearly stated objection of the nominee, the platform should include planks Trump is on record as being opposed to, the convention itself should be run very tightly and minimizong media exposure of the presidential candidate: it should highlight the governors, the Congress, etc. As little party money as possible should be spent on the presidential race and Republicans should go out of their way to minimize their contribution to Trump exposure. E.g., never mention him by name: only "i support the entire Republican ticket", never schedule joint events with him (but do schedule the VP candidate he hates), etc.

I quite like this idea. The convention picks for Veep an anti-Trump who campaigns against him urging defeat of his own ticket, and 2) if in some alternative universe, Trump nevertheless manages to get elected, if he then contravenes the law (quite likely), he then can be promptly impeached, convicted and removed, and the sane Pub Veep guy parachuted in, since obviously more than two thirds of both houses of Congress loathe Trump. It's quite a good insurance policy actually.

Kasich for VP!  Smiley
17  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: GOP congressman: Muslim Community Wants To “Kill Every Homosexual” In The U.S. on: June 16, 2016, 07:23:40 pm
Well, Hudson is about 7% Bangladeshi, and packed with gays, some almost right next door. How come Hudson gays are not being slaughtered in droves? How come in fact, in my personal experience, that community has been unfailing polite to me, including one of my aldermen, who is a friend, and everybody knows that I'm gay?

Stop talking about Hudson god dammit

Like Torie, the Establishment GOP is a bunch of pampered One Percenters who think of everything in terms of their super-rich Manhattan/DC neighborhood and wonder why the poors don't just get a job at their uncle's private equity firm after their factory job gets sent to China.

LOL. Robinson Street rules because it is precisely the opposite of that. Let your mind wander out of your own self created box, once in a while, is my best advice. It's a fascinating world out there, and when you prejudge folks based on boxes, you lose just so much as a personal matter. 

18  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: GOP congressman: Muslim Community Wants To “Kill Every Homosexual” In The U.S. on: June 16, 2016, 12:36:14 pm
Well, Hudson is about 7% Bangladeshi, and packed with gays, some almost right next door. How come Hudson gays are not being slaughtered in droves? How come in fact, in my personal experience, that community has been unfailingly polite to me, including one of my aldermen, who is a friend, and everybody knows that I'm gay?
19  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: 2016 PAPOY Creepfest on: June 16, 2016, 11:38:19 am
Torie (now bearded) holding a petition folder for the Hudson Fair & Equal vote referendum campaign, with cousin Miranda holding forth in the foreground, at a campaign event. I collected 23 signatures at that event. Smiley

20  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Historic Hudson Happenings Thread on: June 15, 2016, 07:46:25 am
And so, it begins.
21  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Which newspapers will flip their endorsements? on: June 14, 2016, 04:36:07 pm
Very few.
22  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: GOP senator doesn't rule out a convention challenge to TRUMP on: June 14, 2016, 03:53:51 pm
Well, it is stupid provided one is very certain that Trump will lose in the General. If there is any material chance at all that he might win, then one tries to derail the man in any legal way possible for the good of the country, no matter what the consequences to the Pub party. As they say, one puts country over party, always.
23  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Newt: Let's Create New Version Of House Un-American Activities Committee on: June 14, 2016, 01:04:04 pm
Yes, we know, Newt in power, is just about as dangerous as Trump being in power.
24  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Trump: Arrest Any Americans Who Don't Report Neighbors' "Suspicious Behavior" on: June 14, 2016, 12:56:07 pm
Trump keeps reminding me that he really does have a dangerously authoritarian outlook and temperament, lack of respect for the rule of law, and no appreciation of our basic fundamental rights as set forth in the Bill of Rights, and just why those rights are so important to a civil and fair society. It's quite frightening actually that so many Americans seem OK with all of this.
25  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Do you support Trump's temporary Muslim ban on: June 14, 2016, 08:20:04 am
It's bigoted and asinine. One should treat immigrant applicants on an individual basis, not mindlessly affix a scarlet letter to them, because they are part of some group that some dislike or fear.
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