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8251  General Politics / Individual Politics / Single Issue Voters on: April 22, 2011, 09:04:05 pm
I'm starting to think that they might be my biggest political pet peeve... both left and right...

Anyone else have thoughts on this?
8252  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Grade First Lady Michelle Obama..... on: April 22, 2011, 09:00:07 pm
I don't like the idea of grading First Ladies - but I agree that there are a lot of positives out there, and she's a good role model.
8253  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Northeast Gubernatorial Recall Election Thread (Announce candidacies here) on: April 22, 2011, 08:53:44 pm
Just a note to say how pleased I am that there is actual discussion going on in the NE... just a pity it took this to bring it about.

This isn't over, and I urge everyone to hold to their nerve.
8254  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The Northeast Dispatch on: April 22, 2011, 08:51:57 pm
Congratulations to the Northeast... so far, and some of you Wink
8255  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Polnut/Bacon King for Atlasia - Campaign HQ on: April 22, 2011, 11:19:02 am
This thread will be open for seven days in the lead up to my announcement in relation to my political future.

There is already an informal committee that I have formed privately.

This is for interested Atlasians to give me their views, advice and thoughts.


8256  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Tea Party activist sends email depicting Barack Obama as a chimpanzee on: April 22, 2011, 09:55:38 am
Awww that horrid, horrid liberal media... you lot need better excuses, even when Fox News was the highest rated news channel... and there was a complicit and silent media until Katrina... you still complained about the biased media, even when it was doing your bidding.

It gives teabaggers and birther crackpots the time of day... that's not a liberal media - that's a media that wants circulations/rating...

Ugh...

8257  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: What's the last movie you've seen? on: April 22, 2011, 02:12:29 am
Paul - hilarious!
8258  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Election Tracker on: April 22, 2011, 02:08:01 am
Left-zombies always wait until the final hours to vote.

...and the right-zombies come out early... Tongue
8259  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: April Election (Midterm at-large Senate election) on: April 22, 2011, 02:02:53 am

Official ballot



At-Large Senator


[ 3 ] True Federalist (Ernest)
Union of the Democratic Left


[ 1 ] Senator Antonio V (Antonio V)
Union of the Democratic Left


[ 6 ] TheNewTeddy (nickjbor)
Regional Protection Party


[ 4 ] Senator Oakvale (oakvale)
Jesus Christ Party


[ 7 ] senator shua (shua)
Populares/(endorsed by Regional Protection Party)


[ 5 ] Senator Duke (AHDuke 99)
Regional Protection Party


[ 2 ] Snowguy716 (snowguy716)
Jesus Christ Party


[  ] Write-in:______________________________


[  ] None of the above



8260  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What kind of phone do you own? on: April 21, 2011, 12:35:38 am
32GB iPhone 4
8261  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: Why is Obama sinking like a rock? on: April 20, 2011, 08:01:44 pm
I'm not convinced that he is "sinking like a rock."  His core support numbers have eroded, but the rest are not at the extremes of past numbers.

It might be more that Obama has found it is impractical or impossible to do what he's promised, and he's lost support for it.  In other words, the hope was hype.

I think you've probably hit the nail on the head.

Obama's approval numbers reflect what we already know - there is a big chunk - 40-44% who will never vote for him.

But his real losses, approval-wise have been from minorities and liberals, who are disappointed - but it's not like the GOP will nominate someone who will win those people over - more likely they'll nominate someone who will send those people running back to Obama.
8262  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: Gov. Jan Brewer (R) veteos bill that requires POTUS candidates to prove US birth on: April 20, 2011, 07:57:44 pm
Bad move.

Let this be repeated - a Presidential candidate cannot run, unless they have provided their birth certificate to the FEC... I don't think the GOP realise JUST how much damage they're doing long-term to their party by carrying on with this nonsense.
8263  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The Office of Fmr Speaker Polnut on: April 20, 2011, 07:35:02 pm
I urge every single Northeasterner out there, who cares about this region and wants to get it working again to PLEASE VOTE in the thread and end the use of the regional government as a personal plaything.

http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=134643.msg2874972#msg2874972
8264  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Why is the Bay Area so liberal? on: April 20, 2011, 07:23:15 pm
Nobody mentioned the gays? A lot has to do with the gays.

Not really.  Homosexuals are a much smaller percentage of the pop here than you'd think, I'd say maybe 5% at most.  Palm Springs and plenty of other SoCal cities have much larger percentages than we do, we just have the ones that are more open and flamboyant about it.

Though the city of San Francisco was the dumping point for gay sailors IIRC, which might be a part of it.

I think the real issue is diversity, of which gays are a big part of that in SF...

It was the first US city to really embrace Asian immigration (after a while of resisting it brutally), it was the home of the counter-culture from the 1950s beats through Haight-Ashbury in the late 1960s, plus you have a huge AA population in Oakland as well as the Latino population across the bay area.

In relation to the gay population, it does have the highest census-based proportion in the US of about 16% - considering that the census rate has the average gay population at anywhere between 3-5%... 16% is pretty huge -  of course people in SF are more likely to probably answer it honestly... or has Dogv puts it "more open and flamboyant about it"

Even straight, middle-class white people (your typical GOPer) in SF have grown up around people of different races and sexualities most of their lives... given that... considering the policy platform of the GOP since the late 1970s - it's no shock that from then on the stocks of the party in the Bay area went from poor to pointless.
8265  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Office of Senator Antonio V - Reelection time ! on: April 20, 2011, 08:18:49 am
Endorsed
8266  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Northeast Gubernatorial Recall Election Thread (Announce candidacies here) on: April 19, 2011, 10:44:02 pm
I remain completely unsurprised that there are people out there voting to keep this completely inactive Governor in place.

This will not be an easy effort when there are so many people out there who are more interested in maintaining a power base over bringing effective governance to the Northeast again.
8267  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Northeast Gubernatorial Recall Election Thread (Announce candidacies here) on: April 19, 2011, 10:08:45 pm
I just want to say, although I am not a part of the Northeast that I am damn proud to be a part of the same party as JakeMatthews.  You've only been here a few months and you've shown more interest and more dedication than some people who've been here years (including myself, sadly).  I hope you win kid.

This is a huge honor coming from you, Mech Smiley

I am humbled Smiley

You've certainly shown that ability to match that enthusiasm I saw when you first emerged, if you pull this off, you've earned it.
8268  General Discussion / History / Re: Prime Minister question on: April 19, 2011, 09:24:30 pm
It was First Lord of the Treasury - Prime Minister was essentially a colloquial term that eventually stuck - interestingly, the term doesn't appear in Court precedence papers until Edward VII's reign.
8269  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Northeast Gubernatorial Recall Election Thread (Announce candidacies here) on: April 19, 2011, 09:07:33 pm
We're in a really bad predicament.

We were in just as bad of one, probably worse, before the recall movement. If not for homelycooking, any effort to clean this region up would have died when Polnut left. Credit goes to whom credit is due. Smiley

True. And look on the bright side, before the end of April (hopefully) we might have a new Governor! Cheesy

I just want to take this opportunity to say how proud I am of many Northeastern people who are standing up and making their government truly representative.

I would have loved to have been there with you, but alas the law doesn't allow that, but I've been doing what I can. The real drive comes from you to clean up the region and bring back active Government, you can do it!
8270  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: It is mathematically impossible to balance the budget on the backs of the rich. on: April 19, 2011, 09:11:11 am
"mathematically impossible" you say Huh

Honestly, I'm not going to bother doing the math at this moment because it's 4:30 AM, but I'm fairly certain that the budget would be balanced if we returned to the tax rates we had in Ronald Reagan's presidency.

This thread is so hyperbolicious.

It's Wormy in relation to a tax Bill... of course it's going to be nonsensical.
8271  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: Gov. Jan Brewer (R) veteos bill that requires POTUS candidates to prove US birth on: April 18, 2011, 11:50:04 pm
Wow. An unexpected stroke of sanity.

This.  Obviously, I think she's an awful governor, but in this case (along with her veto of the guns on campus bill), I'm pleasantly surprised Smiley

She's not a bad governor.  Jamespol seems to like her (whatever that means).  According to our friend, she is one of the few Republican governors who would actually consider raising taxes if it was necessary.

Yes she is - three random acts of common-sense does not a good governor make.

That's three more than a lot of other governors (of either party) have made.

And that says something - a Governor who is genuinely awful, does three decent things and that catapults her to the top of the table?
8272  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: Gov. Jan Brewer (R) veteos bill that requires POTUS candidates to prove US birth on: April 18, 2011, 11:44:14 pm
Wow. An unexpected stroke of sanity.

This.  Obviously, I think she's an awful governor, but in this case (along with her veto of the guns on campus bill), I'm pleasantly surprised Smiley

She's not a bad governor.  Jamespol seems to like her (whatever that means).  According to our friend, she is one of the few Republican governors who would actually consider raising taxes if it was necessary.

Yes she is - three random acts of common-sense does not a good governor make.
8273  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Candidate Declaration Thread on: April 18, 2011, 11:43:03 pm
8274  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Tea Party activist sends email depicting Barack Obama as a chimpanzee on: April 18, 2011, 11:20:25 pm
What should people that want to make fun of Obama do that won't come across as racist?

Perhaps not use a monkey which is an established comparison that racists use for black people... I know it's a stretch...

There are many other animals - a donkey, some kind of bird with an offensive name like a tit or something... God, use your imaginations.

The Bush/Chimp comparison was based on an actual facial expression... not his mere existence.


I don't know why you lot feel the need to defend this nonsense...
8275  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Northeast Gubernatorial Recall Election Thread (Announce candidacies here) on: April 18, 2011, 09:12:13 pm
No. Here is the problem. The winner of the last Lt. Governor election swore in, than resigned. The only thing that can happen now is the Governor can appoint a new Lt. Governor, UPON the recomendation of the Assembly. So, I'm guessing once the new Assembly has been sworn in, they can pick a new Lt. Governor, and the Governor can approve it.

Technically, the Northeast does not have a Governor right now. He has been forcefully removed from office.

He's Governor until he is put to a recall vote, which means he should just appoint you LT. Governor and resign to save us all the trouble, time, and disgrace. He has no chance.

I wonder if the POP Emperor will allow that...
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