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13801  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Pictures of new Senators being sworn in on: July 07, 2009, 03:07:56 pm
Psh, Al's sexy. Smiley
13802  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Party Name Change Bill (Amendment at Vote) on: July 07, 2009, 02:38:36 pm
Jedi do you have some plan to change the name of the RPP I don't know about Smiley

I'd be more concerned about one of the other Senators here if you're worried about someone taking over inside your party.

I hereby open up the vote on this amendment below. Please vote Aye, Nay or Abstain.

Quote
An amendment adding the words "or merge with another party" after the clause "decides that it wishes to change the name of that party."


Nay

Aye
13803  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Should people be able to own Nuclear bombs? on: July 07, 2009, 05:09:04 am
I await SPC's 'Yes.'
13804  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Comedy Goldmine XI: The Atlas Forum Demilitarized Zone on: July 07, 2009, 04:48:18 am
Oscar

If that is his name, I like it!!!!

You should become opebo's friend.

I'm sure he'd be happy to have you.

One of the best posts I've seen in awhile. Tongue
13805  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Democratic Alliance Convention: May-June 2009 on: July 06, 2009, 10:49:50 pm
I have always appreciated your honesty and, more recently, willingness to work with DA members to pass legislation in your last Senate term. With you, I know what I'm getting, which is a passionate ideologue willing to bend to ensure the best for Atlasia.

With that, I offer you a full endorsement in your special Senate race. I would also urge my fellow DA members, as your Deputy Leader, to give your endorsement votes and first preferences to DWTL for Senate.

You guys sure are desperate for influence, aren't you? Smiley

Heh, I don't imagine for a second that I can influence DWTL. Wink But I enjoyed working with DWTL the first time and wouldn't mind another opportunity. Also, I have no problems with divided government. Gotta keep the power balanced.

Fair enough. Wink
13806  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Democratic Alliance Convention: May-June 2009 on: July 06, 2009, 10:42:09 pm
I would also like to thank you all for the oppurtunity to address you

As Fritz said, the ideolgocial choice is clear, one of us leans more to the left and the other one to the right.  But the question is, which is the better choice for a party made up of centrists who concern themselves with forum affairs?  For that the choice is clear that I am your option.  I have a economic conservative stance, something that would definitley appeal to most of your members.  In a senate dominated by the JCP, I offer a refreshing alternative, and not something unknown.  My social conservatism is also vastly overstated, aside from my pro-life stance, I am for the most part a civil libertarian.  Forum affairs?  I have passed numerous passes of legislation aimed at making Atlasian easier and more user friendly.

Sure, I come with some baggage and haven't always been the most popular person, but I know how to get things done.  I know when to compromise and I know when to hold my ground.  Just ask your own senator, Franzl.  In the last senate we worked on a few bills and were able to hammer them out into something that suited almost every member of the senate.  Don't think I am going there to simply put a rubber stamp on everything conservative.  In fact, I am going there and will be able to help you out blocking legislation that you find too leftist that is proposed by the JCP.

In short, I may not be the perfect fit for your party, but I am pretty damn close.  Remember, it was largely my idea to run a joint ticket with you in the presidential election.  I find the RPP and DA have a healthy relationship and help us grow that and follow your fellow member, Gov. AndrewCT, and possibly more in endorsing my candidacy.

Thank you

How is the Senate "dominated" by the JCP? Last time I checked there's just two of us. Two out of ten. There are twice as many DA members in the Senate than JCP.

Also, "leftist legislation" is usually shot down or compromised. Max and I are the only Social Democratic strong-economically-leftist members of the Senate. MJ, Tmth, North Carolina Yankee, and Afleitch are economic conservatives, Franzl and Hashemite are economically centrist, Purple State is a moderate liberal. You offer no "alternative."

I have always appreciated your honesty and, more recently, willingness to work with DA members to pass legislation in your last Senate term. With you, I know what I'm getting, which is a passionate ideologue willing to bend to ensure the best for Atlasia.

With that, I offer you a full endorsement in your special Senate race. I would also urge my fellow DA members, as your Deputy Leader, to give your endorsement votes and first preferences to DWTL for Senate.

You guys sure are desperate for influence, aren't you? Smiley
13807  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Would the Democrats gain or lose votes if they dropped gun control? on: July 06, 2009, 10:12:42 pm
Gain, probably, but honestly not as much as some people here think. Democrats already don't make a big deal about gun control and have ceded a great deal of ground on that issue already. Nothing will really get rid of the stigma they already have on this issue, so dropping the issue any further than they already have will get them gains, just marginal ones.
13808  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: DWTL is Running for Something on: July 06, 2009, 09:08:09 pm
Roll Eyes I just said you were inactive, certainly not the most so. I'm sure you have your reasons, but it does nothing to change the fact..
13809  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Amendment to the LGBT Trade Act (Debating) on: July 06, 2009, 08:45:43 pm
I am personally one that believes social and economic issues are, on some level, inherently intertwined. We shouldn't be rewarding societies that engage ins such unwarranted, cruel, backward acts like punishing different individuals. We should be encouraging proper social development around the world, and that starts not by a race to the bottom, but by reasonable trade with strings attached.

I would prefer alot of different trade restrictions, but this is a reasonable act which shows the world we care about the protection of diversity and civil rights, and if they want to trade with a leading world economic power, they must make certain changes at some point.
13810  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What are you listening to right now? on: July 06, 2009, 07:44:34 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XstwzO7yOZw&fmt=18

I'm really like a 13 year old with my music.
13811  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2000 U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: How did Nader effect Gore in your home state? on: July 06, 2009, 07:28:12 pm
3-5, surprisingly enough.
13812  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Does corporate speak disgust you? on: July 06, 2009, 06:43:38 pm
Infuriating. I also hate company logos that are made to look softer and healthier, sort of like Wal*Mart's new logo (it looks vaguely "We love the environment") and slogan.
13813  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you post on Atlas using your iPhone? on: July 06, 2009, 06:42:01 pm
I've sent a few PMs when I was in a theater on my iPhone, but never posted.
13814  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Confirmation Hearing: Earl (SoFA) on: July 06, 2009, 06:38:41 pm
There have been instances where he has been a tad late in opening up the booth, but it would be the for anyone else. It's hard to get on the computer at a certain time to open the booth. At least Earl isn't like, days late.
Easy confirmation, for me.

You don't know much, do you?
13815  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Confirmation Hearing: Bgwah (AG) on: July 06, 2009, 06:29:30 pm
I'm more than satisfied. You have my complete confidence, Bgwah.
13816  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: The People's Party Remains, 1888- on: July 06, 2009, 06:13:08 pm
Oh, also, the colors for the map are reversed because I did it for another site which doesn't use our backwards color scheme. Tongue
13817  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: The People's Party Remains, 1888- on: July 06, 2009, 06:07:45 pm
Any news on a update Marokai? I know its a pretty indepth timeline but I would really like to see it be continued.

I'm sorry, my computer had to be repaired because of a tragic accident, and I was fearful that I lost all my research and edits. But it's all back now, and I'll continue writing shortly.

If you can't contain yourself, though, I made two rough drafts for county maps that still need nitpicking and edits, but you can view them here: 1892 and 1896.

I coulnd't remember If I had replied to this thread or not...But It is a phenomal timeline AG, very well researched and well written. With the rise of the Populist Party, what have a major OTL African American Leaders of the era like Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois stand with the Party? Has there been any attempt to get Blacks elected to Congress? But other than that, everythings going strong with this timeline and Keep it comming.

Hey, Marokai Blue, I don't know if you skimmed over my questions but yeah how are things with the African American Community and the Populist party?

African Americans are mostly Populist voters (where they can vote.) However, their representation is shrinking. Democrats are taking even stricter measures to make sure a major Populist voting bloc don't get out the vote. Eventually this will lead to a return of the Solid South. (I've been edging the vote margins in that direction, if anyone noticed.) The Republicans are also continuing to weaken, eventually they'll disappear and something new will start.

Still one of the best current timelines out there. It's especially great that you put so much effort into foreign stuff - especially British politics.

As my usual self, what is happening in France? Canada? South America?

Well, it does take alot of time and effort. Sometimes I have to make educated guesses about Britain's system of government Tongue Canada, I'll say nothing especially new for now, so we can just assume roughly the same thing. South America, increased tensions between the Colombia and the U.S. I plan a war in South America at some point. (Not involving the US, directly, anyway.)

As for France, the only major difference I've made so far, and for no particular reason in all honestly outside a butterfly-induced strength of Conservatives (and the right-wing in general) in Europe for a short time caused by more international crises than in our timeline, Raymond Poincaré became Prime Minister earlier than originally, and joined in a major halting of trade to Japan during the Russo-Japanese War.

Please write more, this is great.

You know, I do hope you continue to read this timeline, even though you're not who you said you were.
13818  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Office of Mideast Governor Inks.LWC on: July 06, 2009, 05:37:45 pm
I never imagined the Southeast Region would ever look so good.
13819  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Confirmation Hearing: Bgwah (AG) on: July 06, 2009, 05:35:57 pm
No questions from me, an easy confirmation. I know he can do the job, and at this point anyone is better than Phil.

Good point. Tongue
13820  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Confirmation Hearing: Earl (SoFA) on: July 06, 2009, 05:25:03 pm
Yeah the SoFA has been late a couple of times in opening booths and certifying results....but these things could really happen to anyone, and I think it's great that we've found somebody so willing to invest the time and energy necessary for the job.

I see no reason to prevent Earl from continuing that work.

Hey, I'm just trying to ask some questions Wink
13821  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Confirmation Hearing: BrandonH (GM) on: July 06, 2009, 05:07:20 pm
I have no complaints about BrandonH and no questions at all. I will absolutely vote to (re)confirm.
13822  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Confirmation Hearing: Bgwah (AG) on: July 06, 2009, 05:06:55 pm
I'll just repeat some of the questions I asked Phil when we, unfortunately, confirmed him for the job.

Phil,

When I was going through my confirmation hearing for Attorney General, I was asked by several Senators to lay out my hopes for the job and to assure them I would be active enough to take part in it, but more than that I was asked if I had a vision for the position.

So, I'll ask you, do you think there is anything you specifically could bring to the position and anything you feel that needs to be done that you could do that others, including myself, could not?

Furthermore, as Attorney General, I took on responsibilities outside those laid out specifically by the job description, such as R.O.W. or pushing for the responsibility of the Introduction Thread. What are your feelings on R.O.W. and will you, too pressure the President for any responsibilities outside those laid down strictly as Attorney General?

And finally, last question I promise, Franzl had a passion for the job, the legal work, and I had a passion for repairing the Wiki. Is there anything about this job you feel passionate about doing?
13823  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Confirmation Hearing: Earl (SoFA) on: July 06, 2009, 05:05:00 pm
I have great respect for you, Earl (and will probably vote to confirm you), but you've received some criticism in the past for being late in opening voting booths from time to time. Can you assure us that you will be more active in getting booths open on time?
13824  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Confirmation Hearing: HappyWarrior (SoEA) on: July 06, 2009, 05:03:10 pm
Why does the job of SoEA attract you, and what part of foreign affairs are you most passionate about?

Also, the job of SoEA is a rather under-the-radar job, what do you think you can do to make it a more prominent cabinet post?
13825  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: DWTL is Running for Something on: July 06, 2009, 04:53:42 pm
I was going to say not to cherish the endorsements of one of the game's most inactive Governors, but then I realized that my Governor sucks even more Tongue
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