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15551  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: The Official Absentee & Early Voting Reports Thread on: September 15, 2012, 11:15:30 pm
I read that Romney's early vote/Absentee strategy is to get his leaners and swing voters out and then save the firmer parts of his base for election day GOTV, while Obama is doing just the opposite. 
15552  Election Archive / 2012 House Election Polls / Re: IL-11: Biggert leads in Foster internal on: September 15, 2012, 11:01:35 pm
New drinking game everybody! Take a shot everytime Krazy posts "vicious gerrymander". :-D

You really find him worth certain liver failure? Tongue
15553  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: What in the world happened in the 1948 House elections? on: September 15, 2012, 07:35:35 am
Dewey wasn't directly connected to the GOP in the Congress, so he ran better than they did downballot. Truman's attacks were mostly focused on the Republican Congress, which he lambasted as a "Do-Nothing". The attack stuck, and the people responded with a populist backlash against the Congressional Republicans.

Also, unions probably rallied against the Republicans who had led the drive for Taft-Hartley. Truman of course vetoed that, which was in turn overidden. Republicans had won a rather large number of unionized districts in 1946, leaving the Congressional Democrats heavily dominated by Southerners in non-union districts, making overide possible. The later was beyond their reach in primaries and such, but since Truman had vetoed it and Republicans were within their reach, they were the ones to suffer their wrath.

Theoretically, Obama could have tried a similar strategy. However, as evidenced by just how close Dewey came, losing to Dewey even as the Republicans lost congress to the Democrats was certainly possible. 100 years before that very thing happened to the Whigs in 1848. Obama decided not to take that risk and at points has damaged Democratic efforts down ballot (Justice dept decisions regarding VRA, fundraising moves etc etc). Winning it all is still possible in 2012, just not by virtue of this 1948 strategy.
15554  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: PPT and Committee declaration and selection thread. on: September 15, 2012, 01:14:53 am
We still need to do the committees.

Does anyone have any ideas on which preferential voting method we should use and who is best qualified to administer such? I have very limited knowledge of how to administer such a vote.
15555  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Shut Yo Face Act (Debating) on: September 15, 2012, 01:09:41 am
Quote from: Final Text
A RESOLUTION

Recognizing the difficulty created for the Registrar General and other persons of responsibility who are necessitated by their office to utilize the registration thread for public services, by the posting of useless and unrelated content by Atlasians, this seeks to curb that problem.

This bill shall be entitled the "Shut Yo Face Resolution".

Section 1: It is the sense of the Senate that the posting of content in the registration thread other than the requested information (name, state and party) by current members of Atlasia, is strongly condemned by the Senate of Atlasia.

Section 2. The SoFE is recommended to create an official "Welcome Wagon" thread with the purpose of welcoming new registrees.
15556  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Confirmation Hearing: AndrewTX to be Ambassador (Voting on Confirmation) on: September 15, 2012, 01:05:00 am
Time to question the nominee has expired.

Senators, please vote Aye, Nay or Abstain on confirmation.
15557  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: National University and General Education Reform bill (Debatin) on: September 15, 2012, 12:59:08 am
Amendment 50:41 by Seatown:

Aye (1): Seatown
Nay (Cool: Ben, Clarence, HagridOftheDeep, NC Yankee, NVTownsend, Redalgo, sbane and Scott
Abstain (0):

Didn't Vote (1): AndrewTX/BK, Marokai Blue (Didn't alter predecessors Vote), TJ (Vote cast be successor)

The amendment has failed.
15558  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Authorization for Use of...Force Against Iran Resolution (Debating) on: September 15, 2012, 12:54:35 am
Are we just about done here or are there issues that still need to be addressed with this?
15559  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Shut Yo Face Act (At Final Vote) on: September 15, 2012, 12:51:32 am
The amendment has passed.


Senators this is now at final vote, please vote Aye, Nay or Abstain.
15560  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: The Contempt of Congress Act (Debating) on: September 15, 2012, 12:49:40 am
We have a new group of people in the Senate now, including some Constitution experience.


Marokai, what do you think of this and how should it proceed and still be valid legally?
15561  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Late-Term Abortion Restriction Act (Debating) on: September 15, 2012, 12:46:10 am
24 hours Blue oni (or would you be red? I can never remember how that works).
15562  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / SENATE BILL: Late-Term Abortion Restriction Act (On the President's Desk) on: September 15, 2012, 12:43:17 am
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Late-Term Abortion Restriction Act

Section 1: Restriction and Exception.

1. Abortion in the third trimester of a pregnancy, hereby defined as the 28th estimated week of gestation, shall not be performed in the Republic of Atlasia.

2. Restrictions on abortion shall not apply in the following circumstances:
a. The pregnancy being a result of rape.
b. The pregnancy being a result of incest.
c. The pregnancy threatening the life of the mother.
d. The pregnancy showing signs of severe birth defect.

Section 2: Criminal Penalty.

1. Any individual who performs an abortion in the third trimester outside of the previously mentions exceptions is subject to up to 18 months in prison, and receives a lifetime ban from work as a medical professional.

Sponsor: Marokai Blue
15563  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: The White House- Napoleon/Kalwejt Administration on: September 15, 2012, 12:33:30 am
Mr. President,

The Worker Co-operative Pilot Program has passed the Senate and is presented for your signature or veto.

Regards;
Senator NC Yankee,
Senate President Pro-Tempore.
15564  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Worker Co-operative Pilot Program (On the President's Desk) on: September 15, 2012, 12:31:39 am
Quote from: Final Text
Purpose: Co- operative support and job creation
Section 1. Title
Worker Co-operative Pilot Program
Section 2. Descripton
This bill will start a pilot program that will focus on supporting worker co-operatives across the country.
Section 3. Funding
Funding: 1 Billion per year will be appropriated, 95% will be used to give favorable loan rates to co-operatives, and 5% on research and administration.
Section 4. Standards for Qualification
1. In order to qualify for the above mentioned program, the organization must be structured in a way that it is owned and/or run by the employees of the organization.
2. The organization must also be organized according to the ten basic cooperative principles
3. The Department of Internal Affairs will oversee the program and ensure that the above criteria are followed by all applicants considered.
4. The $.95 billion will be used to cover the difference in interest loan that would be typically at 6-7%, the loans under this program cannot be given at more than 5% annual interest.
15565  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Worker Co-operative Pilot Program (On the President's Desk) on: September 15, 2012, 12:29:45 am
Vote on Final Passage of the Worker Co-operative Pilot Program:

Aye (3): NC Yankee, Redalgo, and Seatown
Nay (2): Ben and Sbane
Abstain (4): Clarence, Hagrid, NVTownsend, and Scott

Didn't Vote (1): AndrewTX/BK, Marokai Blue (didn't alter vote cast by predecessor), TJ (vote cast by successor),

With three votes in the affirmative and two in the negative, the bill is passed and presented to the President for his signature or veto.
15566  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Getting Real About the Cabinet Act (Debating) on: September 15, 2012, 12:23:33 am
24 hours blue brotha!
15567  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / SENATE BILL: Getting Real About the Cabinet Amendment (Failed) on: September 15, 2012, 12:23:09 am
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Getting Real About the Cabinet Act

1. The Cabinet Restructuring Act of 2009 is hereby repealed.

Sponsor: Marokai Blue
15568  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: The White House- Napoleon/Kalwejt Administration on: September 15, 2012, 12:20:13 am
Mr. President,

The Jobs Now Act of 2012 has passed the Senate and is presented for your signature or veto.

Regards;
Senator NC Yankee,
Senate President Pro-Tempore.
15569  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Jobs Now Act of 2012 (On the President's Desk) on: September 15, 2012, 12:17:58 am
Vote on fianl passage of the Jobs Now Act of 2012:

Aye (4): Ben, NC Yankee, sbane, Scott
Nay (1): Redalgo
Abstain (2): Clarence and Seatown

Didn't Vote (3): AndrewTX/BK, NVTownsend, TJ in Cleve/Hagrid

With four votes in the affirmative and one in the negative and time having expired, the bill is passed and is presented to the President for executive action.
15570  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Capital Punishment Abolition Amendment (Debating) on: September 15, 2012, 12:13:32 am
Senators have 48 hours to object to Scott's assumption of sponsorship. Damn, I should have asked Nathan to get this started.
15571  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: End to the Zombie Apocalypse Act (Debating) on: September 15, 2012, 12:06:46 am
24 hours blueman!
15572  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / SENATE BILL: End to the Zombie Apocalypse Act (Law'd) on: September 15, 2012, 12:06:23 am
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End to the Zombie Apocalypse Act

1. The Anti-Zombie Act of 2009 is hereby repealed.

2. The Federal Activity Requirements Act is hereby repealed.

3. Section 14, Clause 1 of the Consolidated Electoral System Reform Act is hereby amended to read the following:
All those persons who have posted at least 10 times in the 8 weeks (56 days) prior to the commencement of an election shall be defined as active for the purposes of that election.

Sponsor: Marokai Blue
15573  Election Archive / 2012 House Election Polls / Re: NV-03-SurveyUSA: Heck (R) by 13 on: September 14, 2012, 10:46:13 pm
Aw Heck, dangnabit. Smiley

But seriously, what kind of politician is Joe Heck? He seems to be a fiscal conservative type, but I don't know much about him.

Not sure precisely about his views, but he is regarded as a solid candidate. So much so, that there was a big tug of war between the RGA, NRSC, and NRCC as to who would get to have him run for what office in 2010. He could easily have been Governor or Senator if he had choose to.
15574  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Vote Tracker: Equal Rights Amendment on: September 13, 2012, 11:58:35 pm
How can anyone oppose this ? Huh I wonder what's the absurd conservative rationale that tries to justify opposition to this in a politically correct way (as states rights was for desegregation).

I have yet to hear an opponent speak up and actually sound rational and in their right mind. That isn't to say someone couldn't but the vocal opponents have all managed to make themselves look less intelligent.

Link to some posts ? I feel masochist today.

Oh, just the read the whole thread. It isn't that long. And that would be far more masochistic then to just be linked to a few important ones.
15575  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Jbrase/NC Yankee: Take the power back! on: September 13, 2012, 11:57:18 pm
I had always hoped you and I would run on a Presidential ticket together, Yankee. Sad

I can't run for VP with someone who isn't running for President. Tongue
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