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1  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: How do you take your coffee? on: March 19, 2015, 01:37:08 am
Usually black, sometimes I add cream. Never sugar.

Do you like your women like you like your coffee?

Yes. Cold and bitter.
2  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: How do you take your coffee? on: March 18, 2015, 04:21:17 pm
Usually black, sometimes I add cream. Never sugar.
3  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Watch Ted Cruz tell a 3 year old her world is on fire on: March 17, 2015, 08:12:27 pm
He handled that brilliantly.

Notice how he didn't backtrack.

http://www.politico.com/story/2015/03/ted-cruz-scares-girl-new-hampshire-116100.html

FYI, the mother praised Senator Cruz.
4  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Realistically, how does the GOP or Dem Party hope to secure young voters? on: March 17, 2015, 11:05:03 am
Romney won young whites. The problem is that young whites are a minority of young voters.

The GOP needs to fundamentally stop sh**ting on nonwhites

How do they sh**t on non-whites?
5  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What age did you first try marijuana? on: March 17, 2015, 01:27:55 am
Never
6  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Realistically, how does the GOP or Dem Party hope to secure young voters? on: March 17, 2015, 12:37:03 am
Young voters will always lean Dem.  They certainly won't be as enthused or active for Hillary as they were for Obama but they will be more enthused for Hillary than say, Kerry or Gore. Young women will probably find the narrative of the first female president to be very enticing.

The youngest voters DID NOT lean Democratic in 1980, 1984, or 1988. Accepting the Howe-Strauss division between Boomers (last born in 1960) and Generation X (first born in 1961), X voters have been more conservative than any other generation of American voters since the Lost born in the latter part of the 19th century (1883-1900).  Except for personal sexuality, they were much more conservative than America at large on economics, the environment, and labor-management relations. Few people saw the extent of the Reagan landslides of 1980 and 1984 as they did and that Dukakis could collapse as he did. Not until the Republican Party started talking about abortion bans did Generation X start looking at Democrats as a viable option.



The 1990s recession was what really shifted Generation X toward Democrats.
I actually think it was the drastic pop culture shift in 1992 as to why Clinton won but also people didn't want full blown Reaganomics anymore. Music changed with Grunge and Gangsta Rap coming onto the music scene that year. 1992 was the 80's pop culture's last gap.

I don't think it was the shift itself so much as the feelings of cultural and political disillusion, and the desire for change the shift represented. And Reaganomics was indeed very much a swear word in 1992.

1992 did more damage to our country than people realize. I submit the idea that the election of Bill Clinton in 1992 paved the way for Oklahoma City, possibly Columbine and 9/11.

I see all three events happening without Clinton.

Perhaps Columbine, but no way with Oklahoma City and probably not 9/11.
7  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Realistically, how does the GOP or Dem Party hope to secure young voters? on: March 16, 2015, 11:49:29 pm
Young voters will always lean Dem.  They certainly won't be as enthused or active for Hillary as they were for Obama but they will be more enthused for Hillary than say, Kerry or Gore. Young women will probably find the narrative of the first female president to be very enticing.

The youngest voters DID NOT lean Democratic in 1980, 1984, or 1988. Accepting the Howe-Strauss division between Boomers (last born in 1960) and Generation X (first born in 1961), X voters have been more conservative than any other generation of American voters since the Lost born in the latter part of the 19th century (1883-1900).  Except for personal sexuality, they were much more conservative than America at large on economics, the environment, and labor-management relations. Few people saw the extent of the Reagan landslides of 1980 and 1984 as they did and that Dukakis could collapse as he did. Not until the Republican Party started talking about abortion bans did Generation X start looking at Democrats as a viable option.



The 1990s recession was what really shifted Generation X toward Democrats.
I actually think it was the drastic pop culture shift in 1992 as to why Clinton won but also people didn't want full blown Reaganomics anymore. Music changed with Grunge and Gangsta Rap coming onto the music scene that year. 1992 was the 80's pop culture's last gap.

I don't think it was the shift itself so much as the feelings of cultural and political disillusion, and the desire for change the shift represented. And Reaganomics was indeed very much a swear word in 1992.

1992 did more damage to our country than people realize. I submit the idea that the election of Bill Clinton in 1992 paved the way for Oklahoma City, possibly Columbine and 9/11.
8  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What kind of slang do you use? on: March 16, 2015, 10:32:17 pm
Absolutely none.

By 13 years old, I found myself disgusted with the whole slang/hip-hop/Slim Shady culture. To me, it screams culture cringe and culture subversion.

No hoodies, no slang, no baggy pants, no fist bumps, no vibrating rap music, ect.

Perhaps that's why I am the way I am, given that was already 15-20 years ago.
The other stuff makes sense for a very conservative person...but no fist bumping? Everyone does that. The fact that you didn't doesn't mean that you were just conservative for your age, it means that you were weird. You were the outlier, the subverter.


Ok...ok...I fist bump, but I kinda only do it if a person offers their fist.
9  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Realistically, how does the GOP or Dem Party hope to secure young voters? on: March 16, 2015, 09:24:48 pm
It's a very difficult task for either party, but especially Republicans. You really have no idea how hard being a young conservative is. I was out with a ton of co-workers having drinks last night. I ended up discussing politics (they brought it up) with two co-workers and one of their friends whom I don't work with. All three of them began talking about Jeb Bush, believe it or not. They then went on a Hillary hate-fest. It's great! If more young people like me and my co-workers are talking about Bush rather than Hillary, that's a good sign right?

The problem? They were 36, 36, and 41 years old, respectively. Even the young people I hang out with aren't young people.

Hell...I turn 27 this year. I'll be 28 on election day 2016. Do I even fit into that 18-25 crowd anymore?
10  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: In "Atlas Forum: The Movie" which actor would portray the previous poster? on: March 16, 2015, 09:20:49 pm
Daniel Radcliffe
11  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What kind of slang do you use? on: March 16, 2015, 09:17:52 pm
Absolutely none.

By 13 years old, I found myself disgusted with the whole slang/hip-hop/Slim Shady culture. To me, it screams culture cringe and culture subversion.

No hoodies, no slang, no baggy pants, no fist bumps, no vibrating rap music, ect.

Perhaps that's why I am the way I am, given that was already 15-20 years ago.
12  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: In "Atlas Forum: The Movie" which actor would portray the previous poster? on: March 16, 2015, 09:03:15 pm
Casey Affleck
13  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Scott Walker vs Elizabeth Warren on: March 13, 2015, 03:29:48 am


Walker: 327
Warren: 211
14  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: March 2015 At-Large Special Senate Election on: March 13, 2015, 03:24:36 am
1. JCL
15  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: 19 year old, unarmed black man shot dead by police in Madison, WI on: March 08, 2015, 05:58:07 pm
This is such a damn shame. Is it even legal for a cop to enter the residence of someone that he suspects may have committed a crime without a warrant?

Yes. An officer may enter without a warrant if he believes there is probable cause.

If a cop walks by an apartment door and hears someone screaming for help, do you think they say, "Gee...can't open that door without a warrant..."

Are you nuts?
16  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Are you on the same cell phone plan as your parents? on: March 05, 2015, 11:43:18 pm
No
17  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Kaine vs. Walker on: March 04, 2015, 10:54:41 pm


Kaine: 269
Walker: 269
18  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Why are republicans concerned about a nuclear Iran? on: March 04, 2015, 10:03:59 pm
I liked it better when we were the only ones with the bomb.
19  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: How does Walker beat Hillary? on: March 03, 2015, 01:38:02 am
This is Hillary we're talking about. In 2000, she ran 15 points behind Gore. In 2008, she blew an inevitable coronation.

To be honest, this.
20  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: A question about the opponents of gay marriage on: March 02, 2015, 07:08:14 pm
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It's true that you can be secular and homophobic, yes, but what secular, rational argument is there that gay people are bad?

Who ever said gay people were bad?
21  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: A question about the opponents of gay marriage on: March 02, 2015, 02:42:44 pm
The mistake liberals are making in this thread is assuming everyone opposed to same-sex marriage is a bible thumping Christian.

I can tell you first hand that the people who I know who don't support same sex marriage are people who are not overly-religious. Not anti-religious, but the types who only go to church for weddings and funerals. In fact, not all of them would be properly described as conservatives. Some are union blue collar men types who hate George W. Bush but roll their eyes at things like same-sex marriage.

Don't assume they're all Mike Huckabee.
22  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: What percentage of the youth vote will Hillary get? on: February 26, 2015, 12:17:01 pm
What "Millennial" are people talking about? Are they talking about a Millennial like myself, who was born in 1988, or a "Millennial" voter who will have been born in 1998? Big difference. I was a baby when Ronald Reagan was President. These new voters were toddlers when 9/11 occurred, while I was a teenager. I think we may not vote the same way, necessarily.
23  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential General Election Polls / Re: PA-Muhlenberg College/Morning Call: Hillary up 17 on Jeb, 19 on Christie on: February 25, 2015, 07:45:38 am
What's with all the low percentages? 20%-30% range for approvals. I'm guessing many people have no real clue or interests in their elected representatives anymore.
24  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Rudy Giuliani: Obama doesn't love America on: February 22, 2015, 11:05:18 am
Kyle Smith of the NY Post had a great article on this whole situation:

http://nypost.com/2015/02/21/sure-obama-loves-america-just-not-the-america-we-live-in/

Rudy Giuliani thinks President Obama doesn’t love America. That’s not true. Obama surely loves America, though not the actual existing country. He is head-over-heels gaga for a fictional America, a notional America, an enlightened America, America with an asterisk.

Whenever Obama praises America, especially in foreign lands, he is careful to append caveats that make it clear America should, as he once said in another context, get off its high horse. He doesn’t apologize, exactly, but he makes it clear that his overall image of America is of a morally shrunken, chastened land whose sins render it unfit to exert much authority in the world.

In Prague, he said America has “a moral responsibility to act” on arms control because only the US had “used a nuclear weapon,” as though winning a war that Japan started was shameful.

Obama’s famous view of American exceptionalism — “I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect that the Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism” — is curiously qualified: When you ask a mom whether she thinks her baby is cute, you expect to hear, “Of course!” not a reflection on the nature of subjectivity.

By a margin of 46 to 11, more right-wing conservatives than left-wing liberals agree that the US is the best country, according to last year’s Pew survey. In another survey, when Americans were asked to guess whether American exceptionalism was a belief of Presidents Clinton, Reagan, George W. Bush and Obama, the latter came in last, by a large margin.

Even when Obama claims to support American exceptionalism, he can’t do so without a “but.”


Excellent points. I wish Rudy could have phrased it more in that way.
25  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Walker on if Obama loves America: "I don't really know" on: February 22, 2015, 10:55:31 am
Walker said such questions from reporters are reflective of a broader problem in the nation’s political-media culture, which he described as fixated on issues that are not relevant to most Americans.

“To me, this is a classic example of why people hate Washington and, increasingly, they dislike the press,” he said. “The things they care about don’t even remotely come close to what you’re asking about.”
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