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1  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Would you rather live in Oklahoma City or Detroit? on: April 25, 2015, 07:22:10 pm
Detroit.

And yes, I include weather. OKC has a humid subtropical climate, which means hot, humid summers, which is a no for me. Detroit is not much different from Chicago.

My job has taught me that black people are far, far more preferable than old white conservative Christian hillbillies. For one, black people are more polite and respectful towards service workers; they don't take crap and they don't give crap. They don't preach religion to me (other than "have a blessed day!"), they respect me and my religion, and are eternally grateful for what my charity does in their communities.

On top of that, black American culture is far more interesting and colorful (literally and figuratively), in addition to the huge population of refugees and immigrants from Asia adding to the cultural landscape.


Detroit has enormous problems, I fully acknowledge that. But the alternative is OKC. Tongue
Protip: It's not ok for people who are not black to say that black people be like x y and z.
2  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Would you rather live in Oklahoma City or Detroit? on: April 25, 2015, 03:27:51 pm
Oklahoma City has more sun, and that's really all that matters to me.
And this is why Detroit is the better choice. Sunny weather is a horrid thing.
3  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Reaganfan Theatre of Absurdity, Ignorance, and Bad Posts V on: April 24, 2015, 05:03:04 pm
In purely humanitarian terms, the long-term outcome of the Iraq War looks better at this point than either the continuing disintegration of the Baathist state (or, worse, its revival) would have been.
4  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Gay marriage opponents' strategy uncertain in 2015 on: April 23, 2015, 08:28:27 am
I'm sure the Republicans will find a new bugaboo with which they can rile up their base of useful idiots. It isn't like the people that run the party ever gave a proverbial Inks about this issue outside of its potential to swing elections their way. There is no strategy for continued opposition because opposing gay marriage, by definition, is an obsolete strategy.
5  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which group of posters is more insufferable? on: April 21, 2015, 01:13:59 pm
Write-in - Gully and oakvale.  I still like that lil sh**t kid, Xahar.
^^^^^^^
There's no reason at all to include Xaxar. He's a perfectly pleasant person. I would substitute Al instead for the Triumverate of Patronizing Know It Alls.
6  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The five worst banned/no longer posting posters in Atlas history on: April 20, 2015, 07:45:47 pm
Sam Spade was really awful. He liked to play Nostradamus, making posts that were so vague that they could mean anything in an attempt to prove that he knew things after they happened. The one time he was explicit was predicting the Dow would hit 3,000 during the financial crisis. And he always thought calling people "faggot" was the height of wit. Truly terrible in every conceivable way.
7  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Sylvia Allen (R-AZ) Thinks Church Attendance Should Be Mandatory on: April 19, 2015, 07:10:49 pm
If they define synagogues, mosques, Hindu temples etc. as "church", I could be persuaded... but I think we all know they won't.
lolwut
8  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: Cities in the South where Obama won the white vote on: April 19, 2015, 05:22:01 pm
Virginia's independant cities are good candidates because they are just a small core of a town. Obama probably won whites inside the Parkways, which would be our equivalent here in Memphis.
9  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Why do some Republicans hate President Obama that much? on: April 19, 2015, 01:53:23 pm
Context. Under Bush, the GOP completely destroyed the American financial system. They created a Great Depression. Again. And just like last time, the Dems have to clean up the mess. Last time, the Republicans were locked out of government for a very long time afterward. Trying to prevent a repeat of that as well, the Republicans are pulling out all the stops with us v them reglar Amurikan rhetoric, while actively trying to sabetage the country, so Obama can't get any credit for millions of people with health insurance and jobs. They would rather people die by the thousands than lose a few elections. They're completely heinous, bitter people who are infatuted with money and extremely fearful of anybody not exactly like them.
10  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: GOP congressman: Obamacare will make America like North Korea on: April 19, 2015, 01:32:57 pm
He's obviously being disingenuous to rile up the rubes. Amazing how many people take everything a person says at face value.
11  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of the estate tax on: April 19, 2015, 01:21:28 pm
It adds another layer of bureaucracy and should be removed with increased income taxes on the rich making up for lost revenue.
So a doctor who works 70 hours/week should pay more in taxes, so Paris Hilton can pay less? That's insane.
Tax all inheritances as regular income for the inheritors and call it a day.
12  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Inappropriate content on the forum on: April 17, 2015, 10:25:49 pm
I'm as anti-prudery as they come, but even I can't figure out what the Inks Snowy is rambling about. I also don't know why Xaxar is so uncomfortable with sex.
13  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Well, they finally shut us down. on: April 17, 2015, 10:21:30 pm
I thought the parts where he got engaged after being in a relationship for only a few weeks and when he thought she was pregnant were kind of funny.  I could never really get into anything after that.

He had sex one day and declared he was going to be a father like... that night.  Classic.  Totally part of the child-like wonder with which he saw the world.
And yet that single night proves also that he is one of the less sexually repressed members on the Forum. Congrats to him for that.
14  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: RIP UPDATE on: April 16, 2015, 08:51:39 pm
I've secretly longed for this for the past year or more, but felt powerless to stop it.
Roll Eyes
15  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: "Language other than English spoken at home" on: April 16, 2015, 06:32:01 pm
I'd be interested to see the percents in various places over time. Somewhere like NYC has been filled with non English speakers forever. Other places, like rural Minnesota, are much more English speaking than 100 years ago. Still other places, Metro Houston, for instance will have many more languages spoken today than in the past.
16  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Are you going to join Hillary? on: April 15, 2015, 11:37:18 am
Join? I'll absolutely vote for her, but I don't see any point in subscribing to her Fan Club spam.
17  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What grade would the AV Club give the Update finale? on: April 15, 2015, 11:29:00 am
It really is perfect that he finally got an actual job after all these years. And then pissed it away. The metaphoric implications are staggering. Sartre had nothing on Update. Nothing.
18  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: RIP UPDATE on: April 15, 2015, 09:02:24 am
It's time to guillotine some mods.
19  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Update on: April 15, 2015, 09:01:45 am
The story of America.
It really was. And not just from Bushie. The input from other posters and the whole interaction was an integral part of the groundbreaking narrative. Unfortunately, the people in charge here are deeply uncomfortable with that. It was clear almost from the outset that the true believers in bootstrapism simply could not handle the Update's powerful argument. To say nothing of the Atlas Forum is Serious Business crowd. So, every day, this place looks more and more like PoliticalForum.com. In that case, why bother? That's not a world I'd want to live in.
20  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Spring in northern MN on: April 15, 2015, 08:50:47 am
Pics or it didn't happen.
21  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Would you rather live in Denver or New York City? on: April 13, 2015, 07:01:33 pm
I have no idea how anyone could vote New York City over Denver.
^^^^^^^^^^^^
I think some posters think there's some sort of prize for living in the biggest city. Denver is already on the cusp of being a little too big for me. Traffic is more than I would like. Housing costs are more than I would like. But compared to New York? And right next to the Inksing Rocky Mountains? A really good package all things considered!

Denver is about the same size as Memphis....and quite affordable. Hell it appears cheaper than Minneapolis. So yeah I vote for it.
Technically, yes. But only because Denver is technically a small fraction of the metro while Memphis is a sprawling giant that includes huge expanses that would be "suburbia" in most places. Not just 1950s ranch house suburbia. We even have some new areas also. It's a very misleading thing. Metro Denver is a few times the size of Metro Memphis.
22  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Would you rather live in Denver or New York City? on: April 13, 2015, 03:39:53 pm
I have no idea how anyone could vote New York City over Denver.
^^^^^^^^^^^^
I think some posters think there's some sort of prize for living in the biggest city. Denver is already on the cusp of being a little too big for me. Traffic is more than I would like. Housing costs are more than I would like. But compared to New York? And right next to the Inksing Rocky Mountains? A really good package all things considered!
23  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XXII: Cleaning Up the Meat at [redacted]. on: April 13, 2015, 12:09:47 am
I don't believe that it now allowable on the Atlas Forum to express interest in a woman or suggest that one is more or less physically attractive than another. RIP PFAdmin.
24  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Kansas passes law banning food stamp receipients from pools, movie theaters on: April 10, 2015, 11:15:12 pm
This law has nothing to do with food stamps. Nothing.  It just so happens that it's also just a shallow sack of conservative pandering in search of an actual problem, but it would be nice if all the experts on the Atlas Forum learn the distinction between various assistance programs before they start editorializing about them.
25  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: has bushie finally gone off the deepend? on: April 10, 2015, 02:06:02 pm
He's been loony as long as we've known him. What has he done now that's any crazier than proposing marriage to a girl he just met or quitting his job for a too good to be true financial scam?
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