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1  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of Black Friday on: November 28, 2015, 09:34:54 am
Honestly, for as much as I dislike its encroachment on Thanksgiving, I think the sneering people have toward Black Friday is incredibly distasteful and, to some extent, classist, and ends up annoying me far more. Yeah, I know plenty of people that keep a close eye on Black Friday deals. Because they're f**king poor and this is how they can afford what luxuries they have.
Just because poor people are poor doesn't excuse trashiness, as the video I provided shows.

Agree. As children we are punished for having temper tantrums. Now we have grown adults fighting over stupid things. As a kid, we'd get punished and have our stuff taken away. Why should we think any differently as adults?
2  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Marco Rubio: 'Ignore' Gay Marriage Decision Because 'God's Rules Always Win' on: November 28, 2015, 09:06:10 am
I simply don't understand any of it.

If two people who genuinely love one another want to get married, why is it anybody's g-damn business?  Really.

The Republicans have just GOT TO STOP with "the gays this" and "the gays that".  Who cares anymore?

There are just so many other important issues that we could be talking about.

And the Republican Party's fusion with religious fundamentalists will hurt them eventually.  I can't tell you how many young people are becoming turned off from voting Republican because it is so connected in their minds with pushing a religious agenda on other people.  It's not even just telling people how to live their lives - what the religious right wants is a theocratic government.

I guess it just depends on the mindset. I'm 27 and when I heard of gay marriage for the first time, I was like, "Are you fuc*ing kidding me?"

I keep trying to evolve, but if you asked me, gun-to-my-head, honestly it really bothers me. In fact, I find myself MUCH more socially conservative than many other fellow young Republicans my age.

It just scares me. What's next? Incest marriage? How long until we have pregnant women who decide they wanted a baby girl and ask to have a "penile abortion" to turn their baby boy into a girl because "they want to". When does it cross a line of morality? FYI I am not a church going guy either, but it really bothers me.

It's gotta stop. White girls saying they're black for God's sake, men who claim to be women wanting to use girl's bathrooms...I don't care about their "feelings". They look fuc**ng nuts. To me Bruce Jenner is Bruce Jenner and he say's he's a woman. I respect his right to sound crazy, but it's not normal or natural. And liberals wanna call him woman of the year? That would be like me putting on a dress and black face and winning an award for being "brave black woman of the year". How ridiculous is it? It's gotta stop. It's gotta stop.
3  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of Akron, Ohio on: November 27, 2015, 07:39:47 am
I don't go there much and I live 15 mins away.
4  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Trump or Bush on: November 24, 2015, 08:33:20 pm
I voted Bush, but it's very close.  Bush is better on social issues, and I would trust him more to pick conservative judges, and I don't think Trump has a prayer of getting the nomination.
On the other hand I am not a big fan of having a family dynasty, Trump is better on immigration and trade, and I think Trump would not nation build.
I would happily vote for Trump if he gets the nomination, but right now I voted for Bush.
5  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Who does Obama LEAST want to succeed him as President? on: November 24, 2015, 08:24:43 pm
With the GOP's odds so low in 2016, I doubt he's thought about it much.

Someone hasn't been around

LOL I knew this same denial in late 2007. Looking back, it was hopeless to retain the White House. Tongue
6  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Paris Attacks on: November 18, 2015, 04:38:04 am
Those bloody guys screwed the end of my night, this is what you get when you sleep with radio.

Confirmed informations:

2 killed.

1 got by a sniper, 1 is the bomb belt woman that tried to retaliate to this.

'Other not yet confirmed informations':

The assault would be finished but operation still going on, security checking.

A 3rd guy would have been killed in the flat.

2 policemen injured.

An other flat would have been inspected 500m from the main one, 3 people arrested without problem.

2 other person would have been arrested in the street, 1 would be the guy to whom they rented the flat.

Apparently, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the guy about which I posted a fancy pic yesterday could be outthere. The guy loved to publicly make fun of authorities about the fact he can travel between Syria and Europe whenever he wanted. He might find it less funny, or even more, if so.

Assault began at 4h30 am, last big blasts been heard at 7h30 am (this is 'what' awoke me).

Took place in the center of Saint-Denis, northern Parisian suburb, 800m from Stade de France.

Stay safe out there, my French comrade.
7  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Chance the Next President is a Republican on: November 18, 2015, 04:35:21 am

Democrats have their built-in electoral college advantage. Republicans have Trump (high-energy, can motivate the base to go out and vote) and Rubio (can rally the base and gain substantial moderate support.) These balance out fairly well.

Sooner or later, the polls will show that Americans don't want the role of president to be run by criminals, dynasties, or lying politicians. The DNC may soon realize they made a big mistake in rolling out the red carpet to a golden-nomination throne for Clinton without actually giving the party a wide selection of viable, contrasting, and moderate options to choose from. There never was a choice. Although the GOP is a mess, they will be able to select their first home-grown representative  in the election in forever. If this nomination season goes as expected, the general election will be between arguably the biggest career politician in existence against an anti-politician outsider. The trends show that there are less people affiliating with either political party. People are tired of playing politics. That may become very apparent in this upcoming general election.

Great summary. Regardless of your own political views, we all know that 2016 seems to be setting up as an anti-establishment election. People are tired of politicians from both sides. Regardless of your own party, you don't get more politician than Hillary Clinton. It's quite an albatross.
8  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Chance the Next President is a Republican on: November 17, 2015, 03:42:46 pm
Likely high.

Despite this forum's opinions, Democrats are really in big trouble. They keep getting utterly wiped out and gutted in any off year election. It's been a horrible week for them politically.

First, it threw Obama off his Climate Change circle-jerk he was gonna discuss at the G20 Summit. Secondly, the badly timed interview about "ISIS being contained". Third, France, the ultimate appeasers, blowing the hell out of ISIS has many even in the mainstream press wondering why the hell we hadn't done that long before. I've even heard mainstream liberal news organizations discussing why we don't have a coalition like George Bush and Dan Quayle had during Operation Desert Storm back in '90 and '91.

Then finally America's correct paranoia has resulted in people I know who are single moms and don't even follow politics talking about how insane Obama is to want to let "these people" in our county.

Politically speaking, horrible week for the left. Election is still a year away, but if I were a Democrat I'd feel alot worse than a Republican.
9  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: If the next president wins with just 272 EV, do they have a mandate? on: November 17, 2015, 06:48:49 am
I think that a mandate would really depend on the popular vote if it was that close. I think that Bush winning the SCOTUS case in 2000 gave him something of a mandate that he might not have had if he had won without SCOTUS's help.

Bush was largely viewed as a reasonable, compassionate conservative and as a legitimate President while Gore/Lieberman were seen as Sore/Loserman when Gore reversed his concession and tried (understandably, imo) to contest the election result.    

Sore/Loserman? I'll have to remember that one.

You don't remember Sore/Loserman?
10  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Is anyone else dissatisfied with ALL the candidates? on: November 16, 2015, 03:38:09 am
To some extent. I'm not looking for Reagan in the way many Republicans do. I understand Reagan held some "moderate" views, and that he and Tip compromised. Anyone who knows anything about recent American history knows that if we went to a time machine to November 16, 1982 and went to a bar and brought up Reagan, you'd probably find alot of negative things said about him. It really wasn't a great first two years and compromises were made with Congress. This idea of not working with Congress at all or making any compromise is a bit childish.

I'm looking for Reagan in the sense of the old school "shining city on a hill" type of attitude. I don't get that vibe from anyone except Marco Rubio, to be honest. That's why he's my candidate as of today.

11  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Paris Attacks on: November 15, 2015, 08:24:17 pm
Call me a fanatic, but as an American I feel weak when France and Russia are blowing up the terrorists better than America. We have a leader who isn't pushing full force. He has one year left as President, Obama has an opportunity to blow the hell outta ISIS. We could unite the world against terror.
12  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Will Paris tragedy bring an end to silly season in the GOP primary? on: November 14, 2015, 11:06:54 am
They can wait if they like until next November for the actual balloting, but Donald Trump was elected president tonight.

As a Rubio supporter,  I must admit I thought the same thing.
13  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: 2016 Republican Nomination Poll - November 2015 (Post debate) on: November 13, 2015, 10:59:53 am
14  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: What's the most defining part of American history? on: November 12, 2015, 03:40:25 pm
World War II
15  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: What Are Your One Year Out Predictions? on: November 09, 2015, 07:06:10 pm
I refuse to participate in this prediction thread. Not only is it all speculation, but this forum has become a bias-filled misrepresentation of American politics.

I read many posts and threads on the message board going into the elections one year ago and this past election last week. As a conservative, I felt extremely depressed.

I became convinced that Ohio was going to legalize marijuana, that Houston, Texas was going to pass the "Hero" Act, and that Jack Conway was going to comfortably win the Kentucky Governorship. While not everyone on here held those opinions, it sure seemed that way.

Of course none of that was true, it was another bad night for Democrats just like last year, but reading this forum, you'd never know it.

As a Republican, this forum brings my hopes down...even when we win.
16  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Carson SNAPS while on live TV on: November 07, 2015, 12:11:23 pm
She keeps grilling him over self-explainatory things.

She re-states things he said and then he claims that's not what he meant and refuses to give any answer.

I watched the Cuba-Fox News clip thing. Do you honestly believe he meant that in a literal sense?

That's like saying "Oh come on, Jesus, Mary and Joseph!" and a reporter saying, "So why did you decide to invoke Jesus' entire family?"
17  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Murderous Villain Test on: November 07, 2015, 11:10:39 am
Albert Speer. Guess I'm just not very good at being a murderous villain.
18  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Carson SNAPS while on live TV on: November 07, 2015, 10:37:33 am
She keeps grilling him over self-explainatory things. When she's asking him about "How can you say some voters make stupid decisions when you have to be President for everyone?"

I seem to remember Senator Obama talking about people "clinging to guns and religion". I seem to remember President Obama talking about how "Americans have been lazy".

Do you think they'd grill him over the phone about that like this?

19  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Carson's share of the black vote on: November 06, 2015, 05:22:38 am
What if Ben Carson wins Romney's exact vote totals, but then carries 25% of the black vote. Does that make an electoral difference?
20  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: OH-BGSU/Zogby: Marijuana legalization too close to call in Ohio on: November 03, 2015, 10:04:40 pm
I was worried. I didn't get a chance to vote on these local ballot issues today. I'm glad this is failing.
21  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Kentucky 2015 - Predictions and Results Thread on: November 03, 2015, 08:43:11 pm
Congrats to Governor-elect Bevin!
22  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: RNC suspends/pulls out of February NBC debate over CNBC debacle on: October 30, 2015, 03:09:53 pm
The questions were utterly ridiculously. They are always an attempted set-up.

"You said your girlfriend is pretty, but isn't it true that two years ago when you met her you told a friend you weren't interested in her??"

I mean, that, literally is how gotcha the questions are.
23  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Republicans, who do you want to win the Democratic nomination? on: October 28, 2015, 01:20:57 pm
Clinton. If she wins, atleast we know she isn't a true socialist like wacko Bernie Sanders, 2018 is another slaughter for Democrats, and we go into 2020 with a 74 year old Hillary Clinton vying for a fourth straight Democratic term.

Chances are though, she might not win and if she does it will be by the skin of her teeth. She's alienating many, many white voters and men are gone. Basically it's blacks+gays+single women and a few pajama boys. We'll see if that's enough but given her dismal track record, I kinda doubt she wins. But who knows.
24  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Is Bernie an embarrassment to the Democratic party? on: October 26, 2015, 01:35:28 pm
Jfc Reaganfan your head is so far up your ass you've just lost it.

Wanna answer my question New Yawker?
25  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Is Bernie an embarrassment to the Democratic party? on: October 26, 2015, 12:19:48 pm
This is as true a statement as any.

Look, I'll be the first to admit, I'm what would be considered an "establishment" Republican. I have my candidate of choice, Rubio, as of now...but if we nominated Christie or Bush or Kasich or whoever, I'd get behind them. In other words, even if I wanted Reagan in 1976, I would have been solidly behind Ford once he won the nomination. Yes, the Republican Party has slid to the right pretty much since 2006. I noticed it when I found myself arguing with fellow Republicans about George W. Bush and hearing them whine about him on talk radio only 18 months after supporting his re-election as if the future of our planet depended on it.

But that pales in comparison....PALES in comparison...to how extreme far left the Democratic Party has moved.

Look at this article for God's sake:


Sept 16, 1996: President Bill Clinton picked up the endorsement of the Fraternal Order of Police, the nation's largest police organization.

"You do not have to put up with an unacceptable rate of crime and violence," Clinton declared, flanked by police officers.

The president said that anti-crime efforts are moving in the right direction, citing legislation providing for 100,000 new police officers on the street, tougher penalties for repeat offenders, the Violence Against Women Act, an expanded death penalty, and gun control laws.

 "We proposed the largest anti-drug effort in history, and I hope that Congress will give us the extra $700 million we asked for so that we can do everything possible to really effectively turn these trends around and make sure that we have drug use going down, not just among adults, which it is...but (also) among children. We can't have these kids out there believing they are not in danger when they are."

With four more years, the president promised to "break the gangs, ban those cop-killer bullets, (impose) drug testing from parolees, improve the opportunities for community-based strategies to lower crime, and give our children something to say 'yes' to."

NOW YOU TELL ME...does that sound like ANYTHING Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders would say today?
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