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26  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Possible All-Time Worst Political Cartoon? on: February 14, 2017, 07:54:46 pm
I'm surprised not to see the Statue of Liberty shedding a tear in the background of that last cartoon.
27  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: Census population estimates 2011-2019 on: February 12, 2017, 11:09:10 pm
AL = Loser; Montgomery and Birmingham shrinking
AZ = Winner; Area around Phoenix exploding
CA = Winner; Mexicans entering state
CO = Winner
FL = Winner; Cubans + Old people moving to state
GA = Winner; Atlanta growing
IL = Loser; R.I.P. Chicago
MA = Loser; Boston shrinking
MI = Loser; R.I.P. Detroit
MO = Loser; R.I.P. St. Louis
NV = Winner; Las Vegas exploding
NY = Loser; people getting the heck out
etc.

I'm not sure I understand this post, but Boston is growing in population faster than it has in decades.
28  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: US Religion by County, 1950 Census on: February 10, 2017, 09:24:36 am
Hamilton County, NY has 13 churches and I'd guess a minimum of 6 are Methodist.

http://newyork.hometownlocator.com/features/cultural,class,church,scfips,36041.cfm
29  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Trump has “hostile” phone conversation with Malcolm Turnbull on: February 01, 2017, 08:47:57 pm
He's going to boast about his electoral college win and the size of his crowds to the Queen when they have the state visit.
30  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: BREAKING: Cruz and Sanders to debate Obamacare on CNN Next Tuesday on: February 01, 2017, 09:42:22 am
This sounds like a deeply unpleasant and unedifying program.
31  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: (D)s are losing in the polls on the Ban, despite big protests. HOW do we fix it? on: February 01, 2017, 08:58:31 am
We don't. Harness the energy of the "Strongly Disagree" against the administration, fight it in the courts, and know that by 2018 and 2020 this will not be a deciding factor in elections.

I don't have an answer for what happens the next time there's a shooting or a terrorist attack and Trump leverages that for the next order.
32  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Reuters: More Americans support travel ban than oppose it on: January 31, 2017, 07:16:36 pm
Letting in refugees has always polled very poorly with a few weird exceptions. I can believe this; I can also believe that Republicans really, really don't want to deal with the 25% "Strongly Disagree" who are making their lives very difficult at the moment.
33  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Voting rights bills and lawsuits megathread (Updated: Jan 13th) on: January 31, 2017, 03:55:47 pm
In Texas it is illegal for public schools to inquire about citizenship because it might be discriminatory.

I'm guessing they don't want the children of undocumented immigrants, whether undocumented themselves or not, to be kept out of school by parents afraid of being exposed.
34  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Paul Ryan has angry meltdown at GOP presser: says "Waste of my fukking time" on: January 31, 2017, 01:26:42 pm
That really does not sound like Ryan, and besides he's one of the most disciplined Republicans in Washington.
35  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Trump signs new EO to repeal 2 regulations for each new 1 on: January 30, 2017, 10:46:33 pm
When's the regulation to require the air force to hold a bake sale when they want a new jet?
36  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Richard Spencer punched in the face at protest on: January 23, 2017, 10:42:34 am
Millions of refugees have fled from Afghanistan to Pakistan, so clearly the best possible form of government is a corrupt dictatorship where terrorists are tolerated and the army controls much of the economy.
37  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Richard Spencer punched in the face at protest on: January 22, 2017, 01:32:08 pm
Reports stating that most of the 230 arrested in the DC riot on Friday will be charged with Felony rioting by Federal Prosecutors. The penalty for is up to 25,000 dolar fine and up to 10 years in prison. One of Jeff Session's first jobs will be to ensure that these people receive substantial prison sentences.

Honestly, if Sessions focuses on jail terms for anarchist rioters who smashed windows instead of on vote suppression and defending "bathroom bills", racial gerrymandering, and voter purges in red states we should all be happy.
38  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: MA-08: Brianna Wu running against Lynch in 2018 Democratic primary on: January 22, 2017, 01:30:25 pm
It's full of terrorist supporters and brutal mob thugs.

Is this basically Whitey Bulger country? Awesome in that case. Irish townies are the best

Again, South Boston is maybe 5% of the population of the district and not what it used to be. It's mainly suburban.
39  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Richard Spencer punched in the face at protest on: January 22, 2017, 12:53:35 pm
Hitler-Spencer is a false equivalence.  Spencer is not in charge of a nation with a powerful military determined to expand his empire through conquest.  Most Americans have never heard of Richard Spencer.  He and his followers live for things like this, it raises their public visibility.

While you're right that they want publicity, they want publicity that makes them look powerful and attractive. Spencer looks pretty cucked in his response to being punched on video and aware it's made him look ridiculous.

Cuck, cuck, cuck.
40  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Richard Spencer punched in the face at protest on: January 22, 2017, 12:52:18 pm
Wow. You all rightfully criticized BRTD for celebrating violence against a diplomat, and here you are celebrating the assault of a non-violent person.

I don't believe in political violence.

Hey, do you know who does believe in political violence?
41  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Richard Spencer punched in the face at protest on: January 21, 2017, 01:21:49 am
stupid and undemocratic.

If the U.S. voted on punching Spencer first, it would have been ok?
42  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: GOP Finds Trump Voters Don't Support Corporate Tax Cuts on: January 17, 2017, 11:43:18 am
I feel like I've seen this reported continuously over 20+ years. Republican voters are never big supporters of tax cuts tilted to the rich, but it's not the kind of thing they find disqualifying.
43  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: Differences between Democratic voting bases in CA and MA on: January 13, 2017, 10:00:15 am
What is the reason Bernie Sanders easily won the primary in Northampton and Amherst MA, but lost Hacienda Heights, CA; and Long Beach, CA was very competitive?

In California, I think the primary may have split more on income than race. Bernie won the most diverse city in America, Oakland, but badly lost the rich mostly white city of Piedmont that it surrounds.

Similiarly, Bernie won Xavier Becerra's almost entirely Hispanic district in LA, while getting annihilated in the mostly white Santa Monica district.

How bad was turnout in Becerra's district, I wonder?
44  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: Differences between Democratic voting bases in CA and MA on: January 11, 2017, 08:54:26 am
Why was MA-2 an easy win for Sanders but CA-39 and CA-47 were losses for him?

I'm confused. What is the rationale for making a comparison between those districts?

MA-2 is not affluent, not diverse, is close to Vermont, and includes some very white liberal centers in the Five Colleges area. It is mostly rural and small-town other than the city of Worcester. I don't see any kinship with either of the CA districts you mention—which are also not very similar to each other.
45  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: MA-08: Brianna Wu running against Lynch in 2018 Democratic primary on: January 04, 2017, 05:16:43 pm
South Boston has less than 5% of the district's population, and it's not as monolithic as it once was. I don't see how Brianna Wu wins but it isn't 1930 here any longer. South Boston even gets outvoted for "its own" state senate district these days. 
46  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: Likely next US districts after 2020 on: December 22, 2016, 09:05:18 am
It is certainly not the job of a federal court to represent the interests of the people of Virginia.

They have a legislature for that.

Mildred Loving might disagree with you on that one, Jim.
47  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Election Results by Congressional Districts, OFFICIAL THREAD on: December 15, 2016, 04:27:00 pm
This thread serves a good purpose as a repository for data. Let's keep this thread on-topic—election results by congressional district—and keep debates about gerrymandering to other threads. Thank you. --Mod.
48  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: 2016 Senate and U.S House Election Results OFFICIAL THREAD on: November 27, 2016, 04:12:49 pm
Unstickying and locking this thread given that the older thread is livelier.
49  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Election Results by Congressional Districts, OFFICIAL THREAD on: November 27, 2016, 04:06:10 pm
Let's stay on topic and keep more sensitive topics to other threads. Thank you. --Mod.
50  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: 2016 Gubernatorial and Statewide Election Results OFFICIAL THREAD on: November 08, 2016, 02:51:05 pm
In Massachusetts, we have no statewide elected officials up but have some controversial ballot measures.

1: slot parlor in Revere
2: lift the cap on charter schools
3: more room in cages for farm animals
4: legalize marijuana
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