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1  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Texas GOP platform says that most Texans are gay on: May 24, 2016, 08:49:27 am
Although poorly worded, it actually doesn't say that. The phrase "shared by the majority of Texans" refers back to "fundamental unchanging truths", not "a chosen behavior". That being said, the "has" in that sentence should be "have", and "are" should precede the words "recognized" and "shared". But there is no way, using standard grammar to interpret the phrase as referring back to "a chosen behavior".

Whoever wrote the article isn't that well-versed in grammar rules apparently.
2  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential General Election Polls / Re: Rasmussen national: Trump +5 on: May 19, 2016, 11:43:38 am
Wow. Just wow. If Trump wins this election, will he have been the most underestimated candidate in history?

Remind me, were you one of the posters in may of 2012 who got all excited about Romney winning when he started leading Obama?

The party is divided, Hillary will have her edge back in June.

I'm not so sure. My theory is that there is a significant chunk of the electorate who will vote for Trump but won't admit it to pollsters, and these polls obviously don't account for those people.
3  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Trump unveils list of potential Supreme Court justices on: May 18, 2016, 10:22:02 pm
The people saying Trump made this list by looking up Bush appointees on Wikipedia are giving him too much credit.

I guarantee somebody like Jeff Sessions wrote the list, handed it to Trump and said "Here use this."

Some research had to go into this... Joan Larsen is a pretty random pick.
4  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Trump unveils list of potential Supreme Court justices on: May 18, 2016, 01:54:25 pm
Justice Larsen is an interesting one... she was just recently appointed to the Michigan Supreme Court by Snyder. She's up for her confirmation election this November.

EDIT: Although, she did clerk for Scalia.
5  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Should Gary Johnson and Jill Stein be invited to the debates? on: May 16, 2016, 11:01:28 pm
You should be invited if you are polling at least 10% in an average of 5 recent polls.

Polling firms should be required to include all candidates who are on the ballot in all 50 states.

Required by who?
6  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: How would an ISIL-related terrorist attack affect the race? on: May 16, 2016, 10:56:31 pm
It'd result in an astounding Trump victory (Cf. V for Vendetta)
7  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) gets told by own state party to stop whining. on: May 16, 2016, 10:50:47 pm
Well, of course a voice vote is going to be lopsided... people are always going to be unwilling to stand up for what's right when what's right is unpopular. But good for those who voted against the measure.
8  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Should Gary Johnson and Jill Stein be invited to the debates? on: May 16, 2016, 10:47:52 pm
Johnson only, because eventually he'll be the Trump alternative. However, if he doesn't reach a decent threshold, I wouldn't find it absurd that he's excluded. But there's no reason to include Stein... I'd be surprised if she exceeds 4% in a single state.
9  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: The Green party is debating adding an Anti-Capitalist Amendment to their party on: May 10, 2016, 09:29:35 pm
This is why environmentalists in America can't really get anything truly meaningful done. There's too much unwillingness to compromise or take a moderate approach to issues.
10  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Trump's general election campaign strategy...big rallies on: May 10, 2016, 09:27:14 pm
Which idiot is running his campaign?

...Well, I guess the answer must be Donald Trump.

He's outperformed pretty much every early prediction. So many people think Clinton will slaughter him, but my fear is that he's going to end up winning. I honestly think he'll do a lot better than anybody expects as of now.
11  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Rand Paul to endorse Trump? on: May 10, 2016, 10:52:48 am
You guys forget that Rand promised to endorse the GOP nominee, this is good character.

No, it was a stupid promise. Good character isn't a good thing if it forces you to make a bad choice.
12  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Rand Paul to endorse Trump? on: May 09, 2016, 05:51:18 pm
Absolutely disgraceful. Crap like this underscores the the idea that the entire party itself is broken and close to being unsalvageable.
13  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: Primary Calendar and Pledged Delegates on: May 03, 2016, 04:58:41 pm
Are you talking about this? If so, you can get to it from the "2016" button.
14  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: How many convention ballots will it take to elect a GOP nominee? on: April 04, 2016, 09:49:47 pm
One... and it'll be Trump
15  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Atlas Predicts - Wisconsin on: April 04, 2016, 09:47:25 pm
Sanders 54%
Clinton 46%

Cruz 40%
Trump 39%
Kasich 18%
Other 3%
16  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: "One man, one vote" upheld by unanimous Supreme Court on: April 04, 2016, 09:35:49 pm
What do you think Scalia would have said had he been alive?

He would've been a concurrence who likely would've disapproved of the majority implying that it may require non-voters to be counted at some point in the future.
17  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: "One man, one vote" upheld by unanimous Supreme Court on: April 04, 2016, 11:24:41 am
The Court reached the correct result. It's not surprising this was unanimous.
18  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: New survey shows Muslim-Americans are model citizens on: April 03, 2016, 06:37:37 pm
I don't think level of religion and patriotism is necessarily a factor in what makes a model citizen.
19  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Florida passes significant reforms to civil asset forfeiture on: April 03, 2016, 06:35:47 pm
Great news. More states should follow this example.
20  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Republicans/Conservatives Who Will NOT Vote for Trump Sign In Here on: March 27, 2016, 10:53:03 pm
X Inks.LWC

I also won't vote for Cruz if he somehow wins.
21  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Democratic Freak States Holy Saturday results thread (1st caucuses begin @1pmET) on: March 26, 2016, 08:19:13 pm
I've noticed that 538 isn't covering these contests. Why no love for the Pacific states, Nate? Sad
538 dislikes Sanders. They think the Dem contest is already over and show more interest in the GOP race because Trump.

lol. They don't "dislike Sanders", they just accept the reality that the race is over.

Not necessarily, even by their math. Right now, he's at 89% of his delegate goal according to 538. After today, he'll likely be at 91-92%, unless something surprising happens in Hawaii.  Granted, he still has the Superdelegate problem, but that could change.

Using a percentage really downplays the extent he is in the hole. According to 538, after tonight he "should" be down about 50 delegates if he was on track. Instead, he'll be down by 230+.

That is true. Using a percentage can be deceiving if you're not keeping in mind the ever-decreasing number of delegates left.  But the fact remains that he's making up some ground tonight. It likely won't be enough, but Clinton certainly isn't at a >99% chance of winning at this point.
22  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Democratic Freak States Holy Saturday results thread (1st caucuses begin @1pmET) on: March 26, 2016, 08:02:41 pm
I've noticed that 538 isn't covering these contests. Why no love for the Pacific states, Nate? Sad
538 dislikes Sanders. They think the Dem contest is already over and show more interest in the GOP race because Trump.

lol. They don't "dislike Sanders", they just accept the reality that the race is over.

Not necessarily, even by their math. Right now, he's at 89% of his delegate goal according to 538. After today, he'll likely be at 91-92%, unless something surprising happens in Hawaii.  Granted, he still has the Superdelegate problem, but that could change.
23  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Democratic Freak States Holy Saturday results thread (1st caucuses begin @1pmET) on: March 26, 2016, 07:56:31 pm
I've noticed that 538 isn't covering these contests. Why no love for the Pacific states, Nate? Sad

I had that thought too. Perhaps because of March Madness?
24  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Democratic Freak States Holy Saturday results thread (1st caucuses begin @1pmET) on: March 26, 2016, 07:46:58 pm
He's still going to be way down after tonight, but Bernie did a lot better in Washington than he had to in the abstract, which will end up helping him make up for lost ground. It's still a long shot for him, but this margin in Washington is really what will end up keeping him alive through the weekend.
25  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Poll: How embarrassing is Trump/Rep. conduct to you ? on: March 26, 2016, 05:37:38 pm
Very embarrassing, to the point that I can't defend my party anymore.
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