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4551  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / McCain/Huckabee vs. Clinton/Bayh vs. Bloomberg/King on: December 05, 2006, 07:00:32 am
4552  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Re: What States Could Hillary Clinton Possibly Win That Kerry Failed to Win? on: December 03, 2006, 08:01:43 pm
Texas Tongue
4553  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Rank these from best to worst on: December 03, 2006, 06:46:27 pm
1) Mikhael Gorbachev
2) Boris Yeltsin

Ugh, from now on it's becoming really horrible.
3) Vladimir Putin
4) Leonid Brezhnev
5) Nikita Khrushchev
6) Vladimir Lenin
7) Joseph Stalin

4554  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Romney/Huckabee vs. Bayh/Obama on: December 03, 2006, 06:47:30 am
As always, I hope this match-up wasn't already done. Wink
4555  Election Archive / 2004 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Which Farenheit 9/11 rebutal fim was better? on: November 30, 2006, 07:18:07 pm
"Michael Moore Hates America".

Awesome title. Almost beats "Snakes on a Plane". Wink Moore should have made a counter-rebuttal film titled "Michael Moore Hates 'Michael Moore Hates America'".
4556  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Re: Moving onnnnn upppp.... on: November 30, 2006, 06:57:07 pm
This means an extra-long campaign once the nominees are decided then (unless a nomination goes all the way to the convention, which would probably put the opposing party in with a huge advantage.)

Therefore I would suggest to pack all of the primaries into a three or four week period right before the nominating conventions, instead of holding them so early on.

I understand that everyone wants to be one of the first states to hold a presidential primary and there's probably no way to reverse this trend, but it doesn't make sense to settle for a presidential candidate almost a year before the election.
4557  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Re: Moving onnnnn upppp.... on: November 30, 2006, 06:48:10 pm
Senate President Richard Codey has scheduled a vote for Monday on legislation to move the 2008 New Jersey Presidential primary to the first Tuesday in February.  The primary is currently scheduled for the last Tuesday in February.  "Moving our primary up to early February will bring New Jersey back to the center of the national debate on our future and send a clear message to Presidential candidates that we are not just an ATM machine to be drawn from after the primary candidates have been chosen.," said Codey.  (11/30/06)

It's about time....
It seems like every state is moving up their primary though...

Um, if this trend continues, the whole primary season will last from mid-January to early February one day... with Super Tuesdays (or should we say Mega Tuesdays?) held three or four weeks in a row or something like that. Wink

Not that I don't understand the reason... who wants to be the state which holds its primary when nobody cares about the results anymore?

But maybe it would be a better idea to push all the primaries to a later date instead of holding them earlier and earlier.
4558  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: Prodi vs Berlusconi on: November 30, 2006, 12:25:53 pm
Prodi (normal)
4559  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: Odd candidates who got votes at the party conventions on: November 30, 2006, 10:19:26 am
Cesar Chavez/Mao Zedong '72!

Benjamin Spock/George Wallace!
4560  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: If you were a Congressmen/Senator (with hindsight today), how would you vote on on: November 30, 2006, 10:04:19 am
1. 1909: Ratify 16th Amendment (income tax)   YES
2. 1917: Ratify 18th Amendment (Prohibition)  NO
3. 1917: Declare war on Germany (WWI)  NO
4. 1920: Ratify Treaty of Versailles   YES
5. 1935: Social Secuirty Act  YES
6. 1940: Lend-lease Program  YES
7. 1941: Declare war on Germany/Japan (WWII)  YES
8. 1947: Taft-Hartly Act  NO
9. 1950: Delcare War on Korea  YES
10. 1954: Censure Joe McCarthy  YES
11. 1964: Gulf of Tonkin Resolution  NO
12. 1964: Civil Right Act  YES
13. 1965: Voting Rights Act  YES
14. 1972: Equal Right Amendment  YES
15. 1973: War Powers Act  YES
16. 1977: Panama Canal Treaty  YES
17. 1979: Estbalish relations with China  YES
18. 1981: Reagan Tax Cut  NO
19. 1987: Robert Bork's nomination to Supreme Court  NO
20. 1991: Force against Iraq (Operation Desert Storm)  YES
21. 1993: NAFTA  YES
22. 1993: Brady Bill  YES
23. 1996: Welfare Reform  NO
24. 1996: Line Item Veto  YES
25. 1998-99:Impeachment/conviction of Bill Clinton  NO
26. 2001: Bush Tax Cut  NO
27. 2001: Force against Afghanistan  YES
28. 2003: Force against Iraq  NO
29. 2005: John Roberts' nomination  NO
30. 2006: Samuel Alito's nomination  NO
31. 2006: Stem Cell Research Bill  YES
4561  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: George W Bush v John McCain on: November 28, 2006, 06:51:54 am
LOL, 16 out of 16 votes for McCain so far.
4562  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Halle/Saale (my hometown) mayoral election, 2006 on: November 26, 2006, 01:49:15 pm
Final result

Dagmar Szabados (SPD): 54.57%
Bernhard Bönisch (CDU): 45.43%

Turnout: 27.45%
4563  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Halle/Saale (my hometown) mayoral election, 2006 on: November 26, 2006, 12:34:23 pm
The polling stations for the run-off election have closed about half an hour ago.

Current result (88 out of 161 precincts reporting)

Dagmar Szabados (SPD): 55.29%
Bernhard Bönisch (CDU): 44.71%

Turnout: 22.13%

4564  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: District 1 Special Election- Nov. 2006 on: November 26, 2006, 06:14:34 am
1) Write in: Colin Wixted
2) Write in: MAS117
4565  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: 2006 Dutch election on: November 23, 2006, 08:12:46 am
Another good overview of the election results:

4566  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: MSNBC Breaking News: Six held in Germany over alleged plot to blow up plane. on: November 21, 2006, 11:53:47 am
Ah, I forgot to mention that the plot... if there was a plot (we will never know, thanks to the police)... was in the earliest stage of its planning. You could say in the "What do you guys think about blowing up a airplane someday? - Mhmm, maybe" stage. Well, you know the rest. The police could have continued the surveillance, but they didn't do it.
4567  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: MSNBC Breaking News: Six held in Germany over alleged plot to blow up plane. on: November 21, 2006, 11:48:04 am
They (probably) wanted to blow up the plane, but they aren't held. The authorities screwed it up... somehow. From what I've heard, the police didn't have nearly enough hard evidence aside from some rumours etc. But for reasons no one really understands the police decided not to continue the surveillance and instead let them (and now the public) know that they know.

Well, I guess this has foiled their plan after all, but there will be no arrests. Stupid police.
4568  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Presidential Election Trends / Re: Hillary in 2012 on: November 18, 2006, 06:59:41 pm
If she runs & loses in 08, I don't think she would run again in 2012 for president.  As far as the senate race, who knows, but the seat is hers as long as she wants it.

She will become President pro tempore in 2030. Cheesy
4569  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What part of your state would the preceding poster best fit in politically? on: November 18, 2006, 06:53:01 pm
Probably the city center of Halle or Magdeburg.

The rest of my state is a wasteland filled with centrists, populists, and neo-Nazis.
4570  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: What if Vice Presidents were elected separately? on: November 18, 2006, 06:45:54 pm
VP's would be selected differently.  No way the Repubs would have selected Quayle or Cheney.

This would probably mean separate primaries for vice presidential candidates...?

Or would it be too far-fetched that the candidate who finishes second in the presidential primary becomes the vice presidential nominee? Bush/McCain vs. Gore/Bradley 2000. Wink
4571  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: President Forever results thread... on: November 18, 2006, 01:06:32 pm
Bush vs. Nader (me) vs. Nolan (also me). No Democratic candidate.

PV: 56%
EV: 531

PV: 35%
EV: 7

PV: 7%
EV: 0
4572  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Re: Can Hillary be defeated in the primary? on: November 16, 2006, 07:40:50 am
You know, I can't understand it with Hillary and 2008.  Absolutely no Democrat whatsoever wants her as the party's nominee.  I have never met or heard from a single one.  Yet it's taken as all but a complete given that Hillary will win.


You win primaries by, er, being supported and having people vote for you... at least last I checked.

When the media says that she will be nominee, then she will be the nominee. PERIOD. Wink

Who cares about supporters? It isn't so that they will have the opportunity to vote on Hillary. Cheesy
4573  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Halle/Saale (my hometown) mayoral election, 2006 on: November 16, 2006, 07:25:21 am
Rise in turnout because postal votes weren't incorporated in that preliminary result? Just a guess... Smiley

Could be. It was reported a few days before the election, that were was a unusual high number of absantee ballots send in.
4574  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: President Forever Primaries Update!! on: November 16, 2006, 06:59:44 am
After having toyed around a while with the demo version yesterday, it seems to me that the point of the Democratic primaries is to run as one of the Hillary challengers and to be at least successful enough in order to be accepted by her as the VP candidate.
4575  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Prediction scores on: November 13, 2006, 10:07:01 am
My Prediction

Score: 49
State Wins: 32
State Percentages: 17

Damn it, I shouldn't have switched Virginia back to Republican on monday. Wink

And getting the percentages right doesn't seem to be my strength. Cheesy

And my scores for the gubernatorial elections...

Score: 53
State Wins: 34
State Percentages: 19
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