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1  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: on election day 2004... on: April 24, 2015, 01:16:54 am
It was fairly obviously going to be Bush to anyone able to think at the time - nearly as likely as Obama's 2012 re-election was. I mean I was 10 so I was pretty stupid and got like 7 states wrong still believing in miracles - PA, MI, MN, HI on the optimistic side and NV, NE, and WV or something on the Kerry side, but even I felt it as a foregone conclusion.

Uh, no. You're way off on that. If Kerry could have flipped one of the close big states, he would have won. Romney was crushed in the EC.
2  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: on election day 2004... on: April 24, 2015, 01:14:07 am
Thought it was a pure-tossup as the day started. Thought Kerry would win when the exit polls started leaking. Thought Bush would win as the real numbers started pouring in.

As someone who had just turned 18 as well as someone who had only really been a truly politically minded person for a couple of years, it taught me an important lesson about the worth, or lack thereof, of exit polling. It also taught me what a buffoon John Zogby was and still is to this day!
3  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: Solarstorm vs. Bushie on: April 24, 2015, 12:54:23 am
How is Solarstorm a legend? I feel like I only learned who he was a few weeks ago.
4  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Would you rather live in Oklahoma or New Jersey? on: April 24, 2015, 12:50:59 am



New Jersey.

5  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: The Wrestling Thread on: April 24, 2015, 12:46:59 am
Well, apparently the WWE has banned the curb stomp finisher. wtf? Lame.

Also, I can't really say I'm too excited about ANY of the matches happening at Extreme Rules on Sunday. I am excited about seeing the crowd reactions to them though since it's in Chicago and they are always nuts. I wonder if Reigns v. Big Show will be booed out of the building...
6  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Primary Election Polls / Re: Fox: RUBIOMENTUM on: April 24, 2015, 12:31:52 am
The GOP Primary map is going to be so great if nobody breaks out of the pack.
7  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Recent bans on: April 24, 2015, 12:25:28 am
VladimirPutinOnTheRitz might be a sock.

It's just the old poster, PutinOnTheRitz.
8  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Banzilla #2 - The Ban Boy Returns - Petition to ban Solarstorm on: April 24, 2015, 12:18:18 am
This really does remind me of the whole Teddy situation. It hasn't quite reached the level that got to yet but things aren't looking promising. It's unfortunate.
9  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Petition to ban BushOklahoma on: April 23, 2015, 11:44:37 pm
Not sure how Oklahoma glorifies God. Can you elaborate?

I'm not going into anymore depth on this.  This is going outside the scope of this board.  Suffice it to say that everyone has the right to gush over any state they choose and to not like the states that they choose.  No one has the right to criticize another for their choices.  No one has the right to tell me I cannot gush over Oklahoma.  I am very glad HD likes his state of New Jersey.  Jersey has a lot of qualities I admire and a lot of things I don't admire.  He just should not call it insulting to intelligence for people to like Oklahoma.  No state is perfect, because it's leaders and citizens are just people and no person is perfect.  Each state has it's strengths and weaknesses.  There are many things I want to change about Oklahoma, mainly a lot of our leaders currently in office, but politics does not and should not determine whether a state is a good place or not.  It is no accident that a few recent studies have named Oklahoma City one of the best places to raise a family.  It is also no accident New Jersey is a leader in education and health care.  It is no accident that California is a leader in technology and up and coming innovations.

Why did California get a mention?
10  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: Northeast Voting Booth: Fairness in Cabinet Obligations Amendment on: April 23, 2015, 11:41:27 pm
11  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Moderator Announcement on The Update on: April 22, 2015, 11:56:15 pm
The thing that was so amazing about the whole Russ Powers thing was that we all built him up to be this lady killing legend just based on the name alone... and then when we found out who he really was, it randomly turned out that we were 100% right about him. He lived up to the name (and then some). Epic stuff.
12  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Oklahoma City bombing: 20 years later on: April 20, 2015, 09:06:59 pm
guys please don't turn this into a shadow update
13  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Oklahoma City bombing: 20 years later on: April 19, 2015, 10:03:15 pm
Today, April 19, marks the 20th anniversary of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City.  As you might expect there was a great ceremony in Oklahoma City this morning with President Bill Clinton in attendance as well as Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and the current FBI director.  I know this nation has never forgotten the events of that day and holds the utmost respect for the citizens of Oklahoma City for showing this nation what it truly means to live by the "Oklahoma Standard".  I also know that this nation has a fondness for the City of Oklahoma City because of how we all came together on that fateful day.  We may joke on this forum that Oklahoma City is full of nobodies, but I know for a fact that the majority of the United States does not think negative about Oklahoma City.  They realize how much and how fast we've grown because of our heart and our standard.  Everybody with half a brain realizes that we are so much more than an old, dusty cow town stuck in the 1930's.  Oklahoma City will never go away.  We are some of the strongest group of people you will ever find.

This post shall be awarded 50 death points and may God have mercy on your soul.
14  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Finally, a heart-warming story out of Zimbabwe on: April 19, 2015, 10:00:08 pm
Good to see. Hope this starts a trend.
15  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: DNC planning primary debates on: April 18, 2015, 12:56:04 am
How nice of them. The reaction to Clinton being allowed to speak for over 80% of the debate running times should be interesting.
16  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: April 2015 At-large Senate Election on: April 17, 2015, 06:41:27 pm

[ 2 ] Blair2015 of Massachusetts
Labor Party

[ 5 ] Cris of Kansas
Civic Renewal

[ 1 ] Lief of Vermont
Labor Party

[  ] North Carolina Yankee of North Carolina
Federalist Party

[  ] Poirot of Quebec

[ 3 ] Polnut of Massachusetts
The People's Party

[ 4 ] Write-in:_opebo_____________________________

[  ] None of the above
17  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: How soon will Pres Hillary Clinton Bomb Iran on: April 17, 2015, 01:17:40 am
First term probably.
18  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Inappropriate content on the forum on: April 17, 2015, 01:08:57 am
Those kinds of threads will be all over the place with Update gone. Get ready for the deluge.

Yep. The great stabilizer is gone, so anything can happen now.

Remember when people were complaining about Update taking up too much space in the FC board? At least those threads were about real issues. People have no idea how awful this board is going to become post-Update.
19  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Is the "jao" thing already completely done to death? on: April 17, 2015, 12:51:20 am
I tend to immediately abandon reading any post that it pops up in.
20  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: RIP UPDATE on: April 16, 2015, 10:31:57 pm
I do hope Bushie re-friends on facebook the people he violently purged now that Update is over forever.

21  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Inappropriate content on the forum on: April 16, 2015, 10:30:11 pm
Those kinds of threads will be all over the place with Update gone. Get ready for the deluge.
22  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: WI-Marquette: Feingold (D) with dominant lead against Sen. Johnson (R) on: April 16, 2015, 03:02:13 pm
23  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential General Election Polls / Re: WI-Marquette: Hillary+12 vs. Walker on: April 16, 2015, 02:58:34 pm
How are the Republicans going to win the general again?
24  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Update on: April 16, 2015, 02:53:49 pm
Still a solid majority for FS. Good to see.
25  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: RIP UPDATE on: April 16, 2015, 02:51:47 pm
I'm going to forever miss the Update. I know the haters will hate, but it kept this place going for a long time. Without it, I am sure you will see less and less of a good number of posters around here.

I remember the luls here when Bushie took breaks. I can't imagine what it will be like now that it's permanent.

You're still friends with him on Facebook at least. You can continue to follow the story there.

It'll be interesting to see if he tries to start a blog again too. That was quite the epic fail last time though.
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