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1  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: I'm back. on: May 02, 2016, 12:25:16 pm
Isn't making a second account a bannable offense?

Not if he is locked out of his old one.

Leip can merge the accounts if I recall.
2  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Haslam for Legislature!!! on: May 02, 2016, 06:09:29 am
Don't you mean Give 'em Hell Haslam!!!! Tongue


Endorsed!!! Smiley
3  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: I'm back. on: May 02, 2016, 05:52:06 am
Hey Scott,

I can tell you from personal experience, that depression does impact physical health. Perhaps you will recall, but a few months before you left the site, my Mom's finance passed away. Though not quite as bad as losing someone as close as your situation, I can tell you I experienced a range of effects, all of which were made worse by the fact that our income was shortly thereafter cut off, we had no vehicle and then just before Christmas 2014, we got evicted. Fortunately, I found work just two months prior and we found a place to move to.

On its own it is terrible, but when taken with a whole bunch of stressful problems and so forth the impact is undoubtedly magnified. Seeking medical attention was a a good move, something I was never able to do many of the times I needed it, especially all of the times I needed it mentally.

(I had actually planned on making a subtle exit after my term in fantasyland was ended, but unexpected circumstances led to me f**king off a bit earlier than planned).

We got it back, a full year later. And in four days we lose it again.
4  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: FIRST FEDERALIST NE GOVERNOR EVER!!!!! on: May 02, 2016, 05:17:14 am
In all fairness there's more reasons to win the Governor ship than simply claiming 'we've got it for the first time'

Yea, but it feels good! Tongue I didn't realize this was a campaign thread made by the candidate.

I could have sworn it was a drunken celebration started by the Party Chair. We had 100% turnout and won an office that the Fed's have never held before, in the entirety of the Party's existance.

This was also completely off our radar, even after your self-appointment. There wasn't a great plan, it just sort of came together like magic. A lot of good people worked very hard and I have full confidence that RGN will meet the challenge of governing. In the meantime, I can take yet another victory lap to rub it in the faces of those who claimed we were dead, a year ago. Tongue

Hey I'm certainly not begrudging the party chairs getting drunk Tongue

I didn't say I was partaking. Tongue
5  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: FIRST FEDERALIST NE GOVERNOR EVER!!!!! on: May 02, 2016, 04:34:25 am
In all fairness there's more reasons to win the Governor ship than simply claiming 'we've got it for the first time'

Yea, but it feels good! Tongue I didn't realize this was a campaign thread made by the candidate.

I could have sworn it was a drunken celebration started by the Party Chair. We had 100% turnout and won an office that the Fed's have never held before, in the entirety of the Party's existance.

This was also completely off our radar, even after your self-appointment. There wasn't a great plan, it just sort of came together like magic. A lot of good people worked very hard and I have full confidence that RGN will meet the challenge of governing. In the meantime, I can take yet another victory lap to rub it in the faces of those who claimed we were dead, a year ago. Tongue
6  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Should Hillary run a "3 AM" ad against Trump? on: May 02, 2016, 03:45:07 am
Trump would run an ad showing he litterally letting the phone ring on into the night. He basically already put forth that line of attack in his post NE primary speech.
7  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Is the Republican party a racist party? on: May 02, 2016, 03:33:05 am
I'm not sure. I don't think most Republicans are racist, although most racists now do find a home in the Republican Party. It's not a coincidence that the Civil Rights Act was passed and Southern whites began switching en masse to the Republican Party, most notably Strom Thurmond in 1964. Although it has taken a few decades, the realignment of Southern whites to the Republican Party appears complete. With perhaps the exception of a favourite son in 1976, the party that has dominated the Deep South has been the home of racists.

The South was trending Republican from 1948 onwards. Obviously, the CRA of 1964 is reponsible for starting it. It augmented the trend, sure. But it was a combination of issues that flipped rural, white Southerners and race was one of many, and the CRA actually damaged the GOP in the southern states they had been previously gaining ground in VA, TN and FL. Of course you didn't distinguish, you just said Southern whites, which were trending GOP for over a decade before the CRA.

Now race did play a roll, along with generational change. With fewer Civil War generation members around, and the move towards Civil Rights by the Dems in 1948, there was little desire on the part of middle class professionals, small businessmen and white collar workers to continue voting differently than similar demographics elsewhere. So instead, they started voting for the Party of business and money. 

8  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Is the Republican party a racist party? on: May 02, 2016, 03:24:54 am
No

Donald Trump is not a racist and 80% of his supporters aren't either. Trump is still awful though.
No, otherwise I wouldn't be a Republican.

Guys, I understand why you feel like you are Republicans. I also hate paying so much in taxes when much of it is being wasted on public employee unions and endless wars. I want to be able to keep at least some of my FICA taxes to invest in a way of my choosing. I think premium support should be introduced in Medicare and there should be greater cost sharing, especially for those who can afford it. I would be quite content if the Ryan budget was adopted.

That being said I understand I am not a Republican and wouldn't be accepted into the Republican party. I knew this before, but the 2016 election has made it crystal clear. Both of you are not going to be accepted by the Republican rank and file either. That doesn't make you Democrats but you guys just are not Republicans.

Might god you have moved to the right. I seem to recall you being not quite so conservative economically. Wink

Right, because leaving the party is surely going to make it change its views. Indeed, the departure of people from the party has only moved the Trump demographic to being a larger proporation of the party.

Leaving has been the answer for 40 years by moderates and yet people are shocked, shocked I tell you find that the Party has become more conservative and more hostile on the issues. You don't win a war by running away, you win it by standing and fighting back. Tongue
9  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: After Lyin' Ted loses Indiana... on: May 02, 2016, 03:03:15 am
"I will say this and I hope it doesn't hurt, but I know it will! But I would pick Chuck Hagel to be my Vice President and I would pick Dick Lugar to be my Secretary of State" - Joe Biden in a 2007 Democratic Debate.
10  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Ted Cruz refuses to answer if he'll support Trump on: May 02, 2016, 02:49:59 am
Nobody was going to deny him most of those states, except maybe Colorado and ND going for a Bush type based on the process.

His conservatism and organization meant he was going to win most all of those states except Wisconsin, which could have been won by someone else.

On the other hand, without Trump, the only way this ends without a Cruz win is someone using the immigration issue as a bridge to the right wing as Romney did. No one else took that route.
11  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Primary Election Polls / Re: IN-NBC/WSJ/Marist: D: Clinton 50% Sanders 46%; R: Trump 49% Cruz 34% Kasich 13% on: May 02, 2016, 12:46:47 am
Unless Trump collapses, I feel reasonably good about him winning AZ and GA now (the current demographics will save him, but expedite them trending Dem. If he wins GA could go Democratic in 2018 instead of 2022 of instance).

MO and Indiana actually do fit Trump rather well and I think he likewise wins both. The question will be by what margins. Used to be winning GOP Presidents won Indiana by around 20%. Perhaps MO is the new Indiana of old on that score, I see Trump getting 20% there more easily than in Indiana.

Trump's problem is breaking through to 270.
12  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: FIRST FEDERALIST NE GOVERNOR EVER!!!!! on: May 02, 2016, 12:21:38 am
Also, almost forgot.



#IC18
13  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The People's Poll: 2016 June Presidential Election (Results) on: May 02, 2016, 12:13:26 am
Don't worry, my post was in jest too, my friend. Wink

As for egos, we don't get into this game is we have small ones. If you a big one, it's best to show it off!
Hence my sarcasm detector being broken.


If that's a pick up line, no offense, but I'm way out of your league.

You must forgive him. Sometimes he has flashbacks to the lavenous parties to advance the "Radical Gay AgendaTM".
14  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / FIRST FEDERALIST NE GOVERNOR EVER!!!!! on: May 02, 2016, 12:10:24 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wxyN3z9PL4

We have held every other Governorship at least once, but never the Northeast. Congrats RGN, and to Clark, JoMCar and Leinad, as well as every NE Federalist, NE Conservative and NE voter. Tonight, we made history!!!

Cheesy
Smiley
Cheesy
Smiley

15  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: New Register Thread on: May 01, 2016, 11:49:46 pm
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought you could indeed register after 7 days.


According to the introduction thread, you are correct.

We need to investigate this. I think it might have been changed during that interlude when I was away from the Senate early last year or either just before or just after. I try to forget about that period as much as possible. Tongue
16  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The Mideast Record-Courier: LIVE Coverage of the Northeast Special Election on: May 01, 2016, 11:26:39 pm
Abraham Washington's vote is invalid because he just registered in Atlasia today.  You have to be a resident of the Northeast for the 7 days prior to the election to cast a valid vote.

His Atlasia registration is also invalid, because he only registered on the forum April 24th.
17  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: New Register Thread on: May 01, 2016, 11:23:50 pm
Date Registered:  April 24, 2016, 09:54:25 am


His account has to be 14 days old.

It is only seven. 
18  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Former Speaker Dennis Hastert sentenced to 15 months in prison on: May 01, 2016, 04:44:13 am
This is like putting a murderor away for tax evasion.


The only Republican Speaker to leave office without resigning in disgrace in the last 60 years....

Technically, he did resign in disgrace. Just several months after stepping down as Republican Leader.

By the way, why the hell is there a statute of limitations for molesting children?

A good question to ask of the political establishment in the state of Illinois. I'm sure that we all have our theories.

It's almost as if there was a notable politician from there who greatly took advantage of said laws, and was able to crush any reform to those laws.

Considering that is basically how he made his money, it doesn't surprise me.
19  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Gallup: Ted Cruz now viewed unfavorably by most Republicans on: May 01, 2016, 04:31:20 am
This is how #NeverTrump is going to die.

Majorities view Trump favorably within the GOP, and pluralities are viewing Cruz unfavorably.

Nice going Establishment you did it again. You not only have made Trump, but now the means by which you planned to stop him, have only served to break the back of the last alternative standing. It's the arrogance, it is self-defeating. The only way this cycle stops, is when people stop trying to force things onto people that they don't want.
20  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: NYTimes: Rejections for Trump's VP position left and right on: May 01, 2016, 01:15:49 am
Trump/Gingrich would be a very entertaining ticket, as would Trump/Christie.

One way to find out if Trump is as incompetent as some say he is, is if he picks Mary Fallin or Jeff Sessions. Fallin has run the state into the ground and Sessions is a total mushmouth.

All that being said, I think Scott Brown is probably the best potential choice among those who would realistically do it.

A thought occured to me the other day. If a majority of the delegates are Cruz delegates, even if pledged to Trump, would they really vote to nominate a pro-choice Vice President?
21  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 Gubernatorial Election Polls / Re: Cooper leads McCrory by 10, Civitas on: April 30, 2016, 02:16:06 am
McCrory severely misjudged the state here, but the legislature has him over a barrel on this. If he vetoed it, they would override and then the base would get all pissy about it.
22  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Constitutional Convention / Re: Misc Articles (Amendment, Supremacy, Officeholding, &c) LAST CALL for new topics on: April 30, 2016, 02:13:21 am
You better not do anything crazy until the Legislature is fully assembled. Tongue
23  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The Mideast Record-Courier: LIVE Coverage of the Northeast Special Election on: April 30, 2016, 12:27:52 am
Yeah, there were some wild parties in that White House for sure. Tongue

It only got worse once old Cincy became Vice President in March 2014. It was practically every night. Wink
24  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Why did the media love Rubio so much? on: April 29, 2016, 04:30:28 am
He was Jeb Bush without the Bush name, the ability to be a transformative figure and yes, ethnicity was a factor as well.
25  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The Hallstead Federalist (Friday Edition Out) on: April 29, 2016, 04:24:43 am
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Em2vPMMHPsCkj2RYBKI6bkMcfTuV65ctmqkXiFGb9Qs/edit?usp=sharing
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