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1  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Ohio in 2016 on: October 21, 2014, 03:46:53 am
Ohio is always and will always be crucial. The Cuyahoga area is crucial for the Democrats. Republicans have to do well near Hamilton County and the Cincinnati area.

^ This! ^

Barack Obama became the first Democrat to carry Hamilton County in 2008 since Lyndon Johnson from 1964.

Obama carried Hamilton County, in both 2008 and 2012, above his Ohio margins.

I disagree with those thinking demographics will have the state of Ohio trend Republican. No Republican can carry Ohio if they're not carrying Hamilton County.

And the talk of demographics isn't the entire picture. After all, Obama carried Iowa in both his elections in part because he carried the state's white voters. They were more than 90 percent of the size of the state's vote in both 2008 and 2012. And Iowa tilts a couple percentage points more Democratic than national margins.

This means people's backgrounds, from particular states, says more than what is general considered.

Iowa was an odd case. Obama would have lost 46 states if only whites voted, but he still would have won Iowa.
2  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Scott Brown: If Romney was president, there'd be no concern about Ebola on: October 18, 2014, 01:15:38 pm
I don't have the time to search though an 8 minute video to get to the gotcha sound bite you find so offensive.  Did Brown say or mean in the U.S.?  If he did, he's probably right.  Romney wouldn't have been so politically correct as to not ban travel from the affected countries.  The Liberian ebola patient would have come here in the first place.  And there would be no Ebola in the U.S. right now.

Even your party's sitting Senators in tough races have recently come out for closing the borders with the affected West African countries.  So Brown isn't exactly outside of the mainstream here - and is on the right side of public opinion.

Exactly. We care too much about offending people. We really have to stop caring so much about feelings and emotions. It's ridiculous. This is why I think liberals are fundamentally flawed. I'd take Christian old fashioned tradition over flawed new-age "enlightened" liberalism any day of the week.

I always get the impression that liberals are worried that if they stand for something, they are going to offend someone. For example, they always act "above it all".

You can say, "Ebola is a growing problem in African nations, should we ban travel to prevent any spread to the U.S.?" Whether you agree or disagree, it's a legitimate question. Liberals roll their eyes. Why? Because they are worried about being deemed offensive, racist, whatever...if they agree with your position. Therefore, they try and make you out to be over-exaggerating, or simple-minded, in order to make themselves feel better. My take on the issue is, I don't care who may be offended. If I have something to say, I'm going to say it. Period. No gray area. I care more about helping to stop the spread of a deadly disease than whether or not an exchange student can come into my country to study liberal arts.
3  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Democrats that vote in presidential years but don't in mid-terms. Who are they? on: October 18, 2014, 11:42:06 am
People like my younger sister. She voted for Obama twice. Watched the debates, yada yada. She has no clue there is an election in two and a half weeks. None what-so-ever. But she'll know about the election in November 2016.



How weirdly selfish of you to help make sure she stays uninformed.

I told her there was an election and she made a comment about all the political signs, but she doesn't care about a midterm. The last thing on her mind is whether or not David Joyce is re-elected to Congress or not.
4  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Democrats that vote in presidential years but don't in mid-terms. Who are they? on: October 17, 2014, 04:03:54 am
People like my younger sister. She voted for Obama twice. Watched the debates, yada yada. She has no clue there is an election in two and a half weeks. None what-so-ever. But she'll know about the election in November 2016.

5  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: The Ebola Thread (US Domestic) on: October 15, 2014, 03:43:37 pm
The problem with Obama is that he doesn't want to play the political game. Would closing the border actually do anything to solve the problem? No. But it's the optics that count here. You gotta make the people feel like something is being done, even if it's all theater.

Thank you, Leaf

So you're willing to admit you care more about the theater than actually doing something worthwhile?

Appearances do matter.
6  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: The Ebola Thread (US Domestic) on: October 15, 2014, 03:41:25 pm
The problem with Obama is that he doesn't want to play the political game. Would closing the border actually do anything to solve the problem? No. But it's the optics that count here. You gotta make the people feel like something is being done, even if it's all theater.

Thank you, Leaf
7  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: The Ebola Thread (US Domestic) on: October 15, 2014, 03:35:19 pm
Why is it an overreaction? Why take the risk? Why take the risk with a disease like Ebola? Are you that worried about offending African nations? I DONT CARE WHO I OFFEND. I DONT BELIEVE IN OFFENDING! I dont care who they are or what damn student visa their own, if they come from an affected nation, they shouldnt come here. PERIOD. NO GRAY AREA.
What does the Reagan quote have to do with that?

That listening to the Center for Disease Confusion is pointless. The government cant run a cathouse.

Who do you believe would be closing the borders?

Your question is redundant. The government already missed their chance because the liberals in power care about the feelings of non-Americans more than the safety of Americans.

Seal the border, stop the flights. Sorry, but until things cool down that's the way it should be. I don't care who gets offended, or whose feelings get *sniffle sniffle* hurt. We're dealing with life and death.

This used to be such a great country until 50 years ago when we began feeling sorry for everyone. The second we lost our spine everything went to crap.
8  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: The Ebola Thread (US Domestic) on: October 15, 2014, 03:31:17 pm
Why is it an overreaction? Why take the risk? Why take the risk with a disease like Ebola? Are you that worried about offending African nations? I DONT CARE WHO I OFFEND. I DONT BELIEVE IN OFFENDING! I dont care who they are or what damn student visa their own, if they come from an affected nation, they shouldnt come here. PERIOD. NO GRAY AREA.
What does the Reagan quote have to do with that?

That listening to the Center for Disease Confusion is pointless. The government cant run a cathouse.
9  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: The Ebola Thread on: October 15, 2014, 03:27:19 pm

I understand your lack of intelligence especially being from a region of the world whose borders have been spliced and diced more in the last 100 years than a pizza at an Italian pizzeria, but I think we should all agree that something as serious as ebola shouldn't be handled with a soft soap.
10  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: The Ebola Thread (US Domestic) on: October 15, 2014, 03:26:05 pm
Second Dallas Hospital employee(?) has tested positive.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/16/us/ebola-outbreak-texas.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&version=LedeSum&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&assetType=nyt_now
On the bright side, the initial 48 people being monitored will be clear on Sunday, and none of them have gotten sick yet.

The bigger story here is that the person was on the monitor list and traveled to and from OH. The CDC protocol is supposed to restrict people who are being watched from traveling in "uncontrolled" transport, such as a commercial airliner.



And yet you advocate an extreme government overreaction and ban all contact with three countries.

Why is it an overreaction? Why take the risk? Why take the risk with a disease like Ebola? Are you that worried about offending African nations? I DONT CARE WHO I OFFEND. I DONT BELIEVE IN OFFENDING! I dont care who they are or what damn student visa their own, if they come from an affected nation, they shouldnt come here. PERIOD. NO GRAY AREA.

11  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: The Ebola Thread on: October 15, 2014, 03:04:26 pm
Make jokes. I care more about the well being of my fellow Americans than the travel of foreigners.

Americans never travel internationally?  Then how did I get here in Oz?


You're missing my point. No more travel incoming from any affected nations. No more trips, no more missions no more visas no more "students just wanting to come to learn". Our own security trumps that.

Did you honestly care one bit that thousands were dying until there was a confirmed case in the United States?

Yes I did, but as far as U.S. security goes, we have to assure we're safe before the others. We're the policeman of the world and have been since 1945. If the policemen are vulnerable, everyone is even moreso.
12  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: The Ebola Thread on: October 15, 2014, 02:48:00 pm
Make jokes. I care more about the well being of my fellow Americans than the travel of foreigners.

Americans never travel internationally?  Then how did I get here in Oz?


You're missing my point. No more travel incoming from any affected nations. No more trips, no more missions no more visas no more "students just wanting to come to learn". Our own security trumps that.
13  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: The Ebola Thread (US Domestic) on: October 15, 2014, 02:42:01 pm
Second Dallas Hospital employee(?) has tested positive.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/16/us/ebola-outbreak-texas.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&version=LedeSum&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&assetType=nyt_now
On the bright side, the initial 48 people being monitored will be clear on Sunday, and none of them have gotten sick yet.

The bigger story here is that the person was on the monitor list and traveled to and from OH. The CDC protocol is supposed to restrict people who are being watched from traveling in "uncontrolled" transport, such as a commercial airliner.

14  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Can Greg Abbott Be Knocked Down Once Again? on: October 15, 2014, 02:41:13 pm
This is pathetic and deeply offensive.

Come on, Democrats. You're better than this.

No they're not.
15  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: The Ebola Thread on: October 15, 2014, 02:12:16 pm
Make jokes.

At your expense? Nothing easier.

How can you not take this seriously?
16  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: The Ebola Thread on: October 15, 2014, 01:58:41 pm
Make jokes. I care more about the well being of my fellow Americans than the travel of foreigners.
17  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: 2014 Selfie Creepfest/Post a picture of yourself thread on: October 15, 2014, 12:47:37 am
When I was in NC this weekend, Scott and I met up to have breakfast Smiley



18  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: When will we spank ISIL? on: October 15, 2014, 12:46:35 am
Airstrikes don't do anything. Even massive ones will not impact ISIS as well as boots on the ground. We've seen this time and time again.
19  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: The Ebola Thread on: October 15, 2014, 12:45:52 am
This is just awful. As far as America is concerned, like I said over a month ago, all flights to and from any African nation should cease immediately.

We already had an infection in the U.S. from a person who came over from an infected nation. It must end now. No more risks.

Remember, we're the same country that locked up Japanese-Americans "just to make sure". If that was thin, I'm pretty sure stopping flights to a from nations with a deadly disease is a pretty reasonable idea.
20  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Why I love movies by Bruckheimer and Bay on: October 10, 2014, 10:44:18 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgcZnwEOf98

The similarities are amazing.
21  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: 2014 Selfie Creepfest/Post a picture of yourself thread on: October 10, 2014, 03:28:25 pm



Reagan Library - Simi Valley, California










22  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: 2014 Selfie Creepfest/Post a picture of yourself thread on: October 10, 2014, 09:54:24 am



23  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of the song "Viva la Vida" by Coldplay on: September 22, 2014, 05:23:18 pm
Everytime I hear it, I sing this:: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lWjg_xlVxg
24  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: How old were your parents when you were born? on: September 12, 2014, 01:42:37 pm
Mom - 20
Dad - 33
25  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Who would you rather be president? on: September 12, 2014, 01:58:05 am
I suppose Rand Paul, in this case. But its really a toss up. I really dislike populist politics.
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