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1  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: 2014 Selfie Creepfest/Post a picture of yourself thread on: Today at 07:45:13 pm
2  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: parody the preceding atlasian's postings. on: Today at 04:14:57 pm
Kucinich would beat Reagan had he run in 1984.
3  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: What didn't the electorate like about the 1980s democratic party? on: Today at 05:01:50 am
You've utterly missed my point, Naso: you don't get the 1980s without the 1960s and 1970s, for an immense number of reasons. For instance - Man In The Grey Flannel Suit, that emodiment of staid Eisenhower organizational capitalism, is the antithesis of the Yuppie Reagan individualistic capitalism. It took the inward-focused counterculture, with its "Okay To Be Me" and Human Potential Movements, to get from A to B.

Not specifically true. I'm well aware of the capitalistic and business differences of the "Mad Men" era versus "Material Girl/Wall Street" era you speak of. However, one drastic change was that it was as if the boomers grew up into their parents viewpoints to a greater extent only later than normal.
4  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: What didn't the electorate like about the 1980s democratic party? on: Today at 04:43:30 am
And you'd be astonishingly wrong for myriad reasons (not the least of which being that Reaganaut conservatism was the antithesis of the conservatism of the 1950s; there were more contradictions than commonalities between them.).

No it's absolutely correct that the 60s and 70s did more harm than good. They were the drunk and hungover decades. The 1980s were when we sobered up, showered, shaved, and took things seriously again.

Man in the Gray Flannel Suit and Working Girl are examples of American economic progress. The garbage in between was unnecessary and hurt our country.
5  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: What didn't the electorate like about the 1980s democratic party? on: Today at 04:16:53 am
I remember hearing once that President Reagan came into office in 1981 and mentioned to someone that he wanted to return America to a place before the 1960s and 1970s ruined it.

With the exception of some positive aspects of the Civil Rights era and Women in workplace, I genuinely believe America would have been better had New Years Eve 1959 led into New Years Day 1980.

6  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: If you could change the outcome of one of these elections, which would you? on: Today at 04:11:32 am
2008 held some promise for the future of the US

2012 was the disaster
7  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: 67th Academy Awards-Best Picture on: April 22, 2014, 09:06:31 am
8  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Cold turkey on: April 18, 2014, 06:18:00 pm
Has anybody tried eCigs?

I'm not a smoker but curious about them.

I do.
9  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: April 2014 At-Large Senate Election on: April 18, 2014, 08:39:31 am
1. JCL
2. Goldwater
10  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: In what decade were your parents born? on: April 15, 2014, 02:42:32 am
1955 and 1968

That explains so much.


What do you mean?
11  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: In what decade were your parents born? on: April 14, 2014, 06:29:34 am
1955 and 1968
12  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: College kids try to name one U.S. Senator on: April 08, 2014, 04:56:04 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKaYnHlpD9M

One girl gets it right. I know liberals always defend them and say "they edit it!" but it still doesn't take away from the sadness of the intelligence of youth in America.

You seem to have a rather large chip on your shoulder. Were you wronged as a youngster?

Absolutely. I'm the guy who my fellow students teachers and such see getting bullied and all encourage me to stand up for myself and then when I do, they act shocked and treat me like the antagonist. That's when I discovered how cowardly they are.
13  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Presidential Election Trends / Re: From the Atlantic: Republicans Can't Win With White Voters Alone on: April 08, 2014, 02:54:24 am
It's worth noting that at no point in the entire 2012 campaign did Romney lead Obama in the electoral college. Not even after his universally acknowledged first debate triumph (a rarity in today's media and political polarization). That's very bad news for the GOP, especially since Romney wasn't some extreme Tea Partier.

Indeed... I think flipping Florida and making Virginia 50/50 was about as good as the news got for Mr. Romney in 2012.  A day after that debate, and Obama would've still won Ohio, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Colorado. 



It's blacks and Hispanics. That's where the problem is for the Republicans. Romney won the Reagan-Clinton coalitions but Reagan and Clinton didn't have all these young twitter voters and minority voters to the extent Obama has.
14  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: My roommate has cancer on: April 08, 2014, 02:38:06 am
Sorry to hear about your friend Sad
15  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / BREAKING NEWS: Shooting at Fort Hood on: April 02, 2014, 05:36:40 pm
Breaking now on CNN, Drudge, and ABC News.
16  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: 2016 Republican Nomination Poll - April 2014 on: April 02, 2014, 06:34:15 am
Chris Christie
17  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Previous Poster's Signature Thread on: April 01, 2014, 11:46:42 am
Rather cool.
18  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: What is the best Australian state? on: April 01, 2014, 10:57:51 am
They all have their charm(s). But Western Australia for its wilderness.
19  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Gun Nuts vs. Anti-Gun Nuts: Who is worse? on: April 01, 2014, 10:54:01 am
The difference between petty muggers and Hitler is so stark in degree as to amount to a difference in kind, and if you sincerely don't recognize or accept that then I fear for your ability to navigate any situation in life that can't be dealt with through intimidating or impressing people with shallow canards and macho posturing. If that's supposed to be what it means to 'be a man' then I'd rather be castrated.

You're missing my point.

Man walks down the street and is attacked by a guy. I feel sympathy for the man and want a harsh punishment for the attacker.

Man walks down the street to buy Meth and is attacked by the guy. The attacker still deserves harsh punishment, but the man dealing in drugs is no longer innocent, thus the sympathy is gone.

See?
20  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Afghanistan/Iraq vets give Dubya higher approvals than Obama? on: April 01, 2014, 10:49:46 am
You guys keep acting like those in the Armed Services are being dragged kicking and screaming. They weren't. We have an all-volunteer Military.
21  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Gun Nuts vs. Anti-Gun Nuts: Who is worse? on: April 01, 2014, 10:26:30 am
A bit of cash and the chore of cancelling your credit cards is not worth shooting someone or escalating a situation like that.  But, I suppose the only real self-defense is common-sense and that gun nuts do not have.

I am not going to give the money I earned working in a Capitalist society to a criminal, a tyrant, a person unworthy of life. Do you realize that you are defending the criminal? The criminal made their bed and now they have to sleep in it. If that means that a legally armed good hearted citizen puts a bullet through the skull of a criminal who is robbing, attacking, or hurting the innocent...that's the end of story. Period. Don't you dare defend the criminals. Because then you become just like them. You're either with us or against us. There is no gray area. Period.

This is, by far, a great example of how sissy, girlie, whiny, defeatist and naive liberals are. This is a prime example as to why no matter what a so-called "wacko" conservative might say, no matter how rich a Republican is, no matter how old or how white or how close minded they are, I can never vote for a liberal. I can not vote for sissy, cowards. Weaklings.

Your mentality, had it been the ruling majority in the 1940s, would have meant that if people like you had your way, we would have had no guns, wouldn't have involved ourselves in World War II and would never have tested terrible scary weapons. You know who would have? The Third Reich, and they would have won that war because of defeatists like you.

It's the cowardly thought process that you possess and show in full true to form colors in this thread that makes the world a dangerous place. How dare you smear garbage like that. In this country. A country founded by men rising up with guns against a burdening King. You want them taken away?

This is why I vote for cowboys and war heroes, not sissy liberals, professors and draft dodgers with ugly wives.



Conservative women are uglier than liberal women...

I don't mean this in a derogatory way and this isn't a direct personal attack, but how does it feel to be a man, and yet have such cowardly opinions?
22  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Gun Nuts vs. Anti-Gun Nuts: Who is worse? on: April 01, 2014, 10:16:59 am
A bit of cash and the chore of cancelling your credit cards is not worth shooting someone or escalating a situation like that.  But, I suppose the only real self-defense is common-sense and that gun nuts do not have.

I am not going to give the money I earned working in a Capitalist society to a criminal, a tyrant, a person unworthy of life. Do you realize that you are defending the criminal? The criminal made their bed and now they have to sleep in it. If that means that a legally armed good hearted citizen puts a bullet through the skull of a criminal who is robbing, attacking, or hurting the innocent...that's the end of story. Period. Don't you dare defend the criminals. Because then you become just like them. You're either with us or against us. There is no gray area. Period.

This is, by far, a great example of how sissy, girlie, whiny, defeatist and naive liberals are. This is a prime example as to why no matter what a so-called "wacko" conservative might say, no matter how rich a Republican is, no matter how old or how white or how close minded they are, I can never vote for a liberal. I can not vote for sissy, cowards. Weaklings.

Your mentality, had it been the ruling majority in the 1940s, would have meant that if people like you had your way, we would have had no guns, wouldn't have involved ourselves in World War II and would never have tested terrible scary weapons. You know who would have? The Third Reich, and they would have won that war because of defeatists like you.

It's the cowardly thought process that you possess and show in full true to form colors in this thread that makes the world a dangerous place. How dare you smear garbage like that. In this country. A country founded by men rising up with guns against a burdening King. You want them taken away?

This is why I vote for cowboys and war heroes, not sissy liberals, professors and draft dodgers with ugly wives.

23  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Question for Hillary Clinton supporters: Do you want a competitive primary? on: April 01, 2014, 08:08:06 am
I guess Democrats are now Moderates. Smh.

I was just thinking the same thing. Some liberals don't even think Obama has been liberal enough, and I'd venture to say Hillary is to the right of Obama in some respects.
24  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of this TV show clip on: April 01, 2014, 07:51:43 am
You...DO realize that video's making fun of his views, right?

Even still.
25  Forum Community / Forum Community / Opinion of this TV show clip on: April 01, 2014, 07:44:15 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCiRuJ8fWYs

One of the greatest examples of 80s conservatism on sitcom TV.
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