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1  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: When will True Federalist end his political censorship? on: Today at 04:16:40 am
This website is a product, not a country. It retains full rights to preserve the quality of said product and the participants retain the right to leave of their own free will at any time if they find the resulting limitations on their contributed content to be not to their liking.
2  General Politics / Economics / Re: Government ends TARP, makes $15.3 billion profit on: Today at 04:07:00 am
Buy low during a situation where most of the lending has froze up, and then sell it after the economy has started growing and billions have been printed (with the primary beneficiary being Wall Street), it is no surprise that one would make money on those investments.

3  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Civil Rights Act of 2014 (Voting on Amendment) on: Today at 03:58:32 am
Aye


Like most of this Bill, a knowledge of English, in a predominately English-speaking country is not something you should or need to require by law.

This doesn't do that, it merely states an aspirational goal motivated by a desire to avoid future tensions between various groups within a diverse Atlasia, by encouraging inter-communication.

That's exceedingly fluffy to be put in legislation...

Now thats a word I haven't seen used around these parts in quite a few years lol.

Would you like it better if it were cut off after "encouraged".
4  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Article of Impeachment against Vice President SJoyce on: Today at 03:53:51 am
Nay, though I do share Windjammer's sentiments and encourage efforts to be made make the VP's presence felt immediately.
5  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Article of Impeachment Against Senator Bacon King on: Today at 03:52:19 am
sh**t bgwah, you trying to create another anti-court crusade. Tongue
6  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Article of Impeachment Against Associate Justice Torie (Part II) on: Today at 03:50:58 am
I have been derelict in my duties. Between practicing law in CA via cyberspace, with a big lawsuit popping up that is sucking up a lot of time, including the writing of a quite complex motion for summary judgment, ramping up to become a New York lawyer, and doing pro bono work in the local DA's office, preparing to possibly/probably run for mayor and orchestrating the overturning of the local weighted voting system in Hudson via referendum and a lawsuit perhaps and straightening out the screw up of the population counts and lines of the wards (all of which are wrong), managing construction projects here in Hudson that are rife with problems and issues, socializing with a bunch of new friends (Dan and I have been so fortunate to find plenty of those here in the Hudson Valley), trying to keep partner Dan happy, having to deal with problems with the door and windows business in TJ - well something has to give. My "retirement" has been busy! Smiley

So I am hereby resigning my position on the Atlasian Supreme Court. I think the Articles of Impeachment are probably well taken, so I am in effect just pleading guilty. If this is not the "legal" way to resign, I trust that someone will provide the appropriate road map to me.

I wish you all the best. I regret that I have proved to be a disappointment. Indeed, I am disappointed in myself.

Regards, Torie

Torie,

I am sorry it came to this, but equally glad the reason for this is your personal and professional happiness.

So am I.
7  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Civil Rights Act of 2014 (Voting on Amendment) on: Today at 03:48:18 am
Aye


Like most of this Bill, a knowledge of English, in a predominately English-speaking country is not something you should or need to require by law.

This doesn't do that, it merely states an aspirational goal motivated by a desire to avoid future tensions between various groups within a diverse Atlasia, by encouraging inter-communication.
8  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Presidential Election Trends / Re: Who's next in line to get west-virginianized? on: Today at 01:25:57 am
Missouri and Kentucky have already/are in the process of shifting R.

The evidence that Pennsylvania is trending R isn't that convincing. In 2012, its PVI was D + 1.48, which is the lowest its been since 1996, when it was D +0.7.  The PVI has been decreasing since 2004, but its not clear if this is a real trend or random fluctuations.

Iowa is interesting.  Its demographics would tell you that its a Republican leaning state, yet its consistently been a swing state.  I don't think that's going to change, but I suppose we'll have to see how 2016 will play out.
 

The problem Democrats have with whites is a southern problem. The rest of the country's white vote around 45 % Democrat. Southern racist whites skew the number nationally. Iowa should be fine long term.

One state to worry about long term is PA. The Democratic collapse in the western appalachian region is good news for Republicans.

It's of no concern at all unless Republicans figure out how to make inroads in the eastern suburbs.

To me, it seems as if Romney was a good fit for Pennsylvania. Yes, he lost the state, but he did fairly well in the suburbs of Pennsylvania and especially well in the western part of the state. What killed him in PA was the Obama GOTV machine in Philadelphia. Heck, Romney received ZERO votes in some Philadelphia precincts. He did even worse than McCain there. However, if the Republicans really focus on Pennsylvania and cut the margin in the Philadelphia suburbs and Allegheny County (which is possible), it will soon become a competitive swing state (which it never really was in the last two decades).

Romney didn't have enough working class appeal also. He didn't do well enough in the Lehigh valley and that pretty much goes with the winner. But yeah, Philly is a tough nut to crack and yet anothe reason why Paul is so interesting because if you combine say Paul's social views that appeal to African Americans+econcomic opportunity zones, with the education focus of Bush behind a third candidate (like one of the Midwest Governors), you have a solid combination for Pennsylvania that can get back above 20% in Philly and win Lehigh. Kasich/Paul?
9  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: 1912, No Roosevelt Candidacy on: Today at 01:10:31 am
VT voted for Taft over Roosevelt for a reason. It was a Republican state through and through. The reputation as a "liberal Republican state" is a mid-20th century development.

10  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: IDS December 2014 Elections on: Today at 12:40:35 am
Ballot for IDS Emperor:
[ 1 ] Flo
[ 2 ] Write-In: _Supersonic ________
[ 3 ] Write-In: _Pingvin ________

District 2
[ 1 ] Dereich (Fed-SC)
[ 2 ] Write-In:__Hagrid______
11  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The Federalist Party: October 2014 Convention (Nominating Convention Cities) on: December 20, 2014, 11:38:12 pm
I love you Cassius. Smiley

Considering I forgot to send a PM about the matter ( ran out of time before work).

12  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Federalist Main Street Partnership (FMSP) on: December 20, 2014, 11:36:34 pm
Lets get this snow ball rolling

X NC Yankee

13  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Civil Rights Act of 2014 (Voting on Amendment) on: December 20, 2014, 09:58:26 pm
AYE
14  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Article of Impeachment Against Associate Justice Torie (Part II) on: December 20, 2014, 09:56:37 pm
Senators, articles of impeachment have been filed against Associate Justice Torie:
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ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT AGAINST ASSOCIATE JUSTICE TORIE

It is with a very heavy heart that I place this before the Senate for consideration. Justice Torie is a friend and has been for a very long time. It is clear, that at a time of considerable work for the Court, Justice Torie has not been able to be communicated with by fellow Justices. This includes him being called to preside in the trial of a sitting regional governor. The Supreme Court is a team, and I believe Justice Torie has let his active and engaged colleagues down.

http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?action=post;quote=4416897;topic=203653.0;num_replies=7;sesc=f19be817dbe10411498af49fd042d300

I am not basing this call based purely on not making two rulings (therefore an automatic set of proceedings), but due to his long-term issue of not being publicly active in relation to issues of the Court, despite having a presence in other forums. As well as his inability to respond to request to undertake his responsibilities both as a presiding justice as well as not being a participant in regular Court work.

In accordance with Article I, Section 2, Clause 3 of the Constitution, I submit this for the attention of the Chief Justice and for the endorsement of fellow Senators.

Please discuss the merits of this indictment.


2. (Jumping the Gun?)
It doesnt need the support of 3 senators?

<3.
15  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: TX-27: Rep. Blake Farenthold sued for Sexual Harrasment, is a Overall Cretin on: December 20, 2014, 09:41:56 pm
Yea, he knocked off Ortiz if I am not mistaken thanks to low turnout and some pro-life Hispanics ditching the incumbent over Obamacare, at least that was the narrative that was pushed. The Republicans then created some new Hispanic Majority seats and turned this one into a rather safe Republican district. Of course I am summarizing to an excessive degree, but that is the basics.
16  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: AK: Gov. Walker fighting for Medicaid expansion on: December 20, 2014, 09:38:18 pm
Isn't Walker a Sarah Palin endorsed Tea Partier?

Is this action a result of compromising from having the Dem candidate as Lieutenant Governor?
That's what I thought when I saw this, too: "Oops, there goes his Palin support."


He had his stance on Medicaid expansion known before his Palin endorsement, so your train of thought is far off from any reality. Palin endorsed Walker because she hates Parnell with a passion.
Then why was he her lieutenant governor?

He repealed her oil tax.
17  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The Federalist Party: October 2014 Convention (Nominating Convention Cities) on: December 20, 2014, 09:59:23 am
The nominations are now closed. I will open a vote when I get off work later this evening unless Cassius beats me too it.
18  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Tmthforu94 for Mideast Governor on: December 20, 2014, 09:57:55 am
Endorsed. Smiley
19  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Motion for Christmas Recess on: December 20, 2014, 09:50:13 am
We did it in 2009. But that was because we didn't have anything major and this time we have the budget. Also my activity is going to be hell the first week of January most likely.
20  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Poll: Americans approve of Brown decision, disapprove of Garner decision on: December 19, 2014, 02:47:13 am
Tea Partiers disagree with the Garner decision by 7%, Conservatives by 12%, yet Republicans approve by 3%

What is the subsample size?

Seems we got some old timey Nixon Republicans being racist.
21  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Activity Fairness Amendment (Debating) on: December 18, 2014, 09:34:39 pm
Well, it make sense but remember to limit the application of the LOAs solely to the impeachement officials, that way it doesn't conflict with the Senate's LOA process, which is tied to the explusion proceedings.
22  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Fun fact: NCYankee has been in the Senate for over half of its existence on: December 18, 2014, 09:16:58 pm
Speaking of over the top, remember "The PMs"?

23  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Fun fact: NCYankee has been in the Senate for over half of its existence on: December 18, 2014, 09:07:52 pm
I'm surprised I actually forgot that Yankee used to deliberately spell it "adjenda" just to get on my nerves for what felt like months.

I am pretty sure it was longer than months. Tongue
24  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Fun fact: NCYankee has been in the Senate for over half of its existence on: December 18, 2014, 09:07:13 pm
The date comes from July 2010 (since your current display name is applied to old posts that are then quoted). Al's incursion was in January/February of 2010 (I was only PPT from Dec through the beginning of March for that stint).

It might be because of an argument between bgwah and myself concerning the wiki. I found some problem or mistake responded by being sarcastic and over the top as usual so he basically said something not all that different from what Al said in this thread, but you know how that song and dance goes and I killed all but one of them. He apologized a year and a half later.
25  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Civil Rights Act of 2014 (Voting on Amendment) on: December 18, 2014, 08:38:47 pm
Quote from: Amendment Offered
5. No gendered restroom shall be constructed with the use of federal funds effective upon the passage of this legislation. All restrooms within the confines of the Republic of Atlasia must be equally accessible to transgendered or non-gender conforming persons; no person shall be prosecuted for using the restroom of their choice as is reflected in their gender identity upon the passage of this legislation. All gendered restrooms within the Republic of Atlasia shall be replaced with equally accessible, unisex restrooms no later than five years from the date of the passage of this Act.


It is also an unfunded mandate.
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