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26  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Would you like to have the job as the "Booze Traveler"? on: May 25, 2017, 11:27:17 pm
If you had the opportunity to be hired as "The Booze Traveler" for the reality TV show , would you accept?

Why or why not?
27  General Discussion / History / Re: The Ten Worst Running Mates In Presidential History on: May 25, 2017, 10:36:28 am
Quote from the article:

Bill Miller wasn't a bad choice for a running mate. He had prosecuted Nazis during the Nuremberg trials. He was a former New York State Attorney General, a U.S. Congressman and was head of the Republican National Committee when he was selected as Barry Goldwater's running mate.

(Actually he was not New York State Attorney General, rather he was district attorney of Niagara County, New York )

I would like to make a case for William E Miller, Republican VP candidate in 1964.

He had some solid qualifications, a law degree, served honorably in the military as an officer, legal experience, political experience, and even prosecuted Nazi war criminals at Nuremberg.

He may not have helped the ticket, but neither was he detrimental to the ticket. Goldwater himself was the biggest drag on the ticket.

I do not believe that Miller belongs on the list.
28  General Discussion / Alternative History / 1968 if not Agnew then who? 1972 if not Agnew then who? on: May 22, 2017, 11:58:08 pm
Fact, 1968, Republican Presidential nominee Richard Nixon picked Maryland Governor Spiro Agnew as his Vice Presidential running mate.

Fact, 1973, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned and then pleaded no contest to criminal charges of tax evasion while Governor of Maryland.

What If

Scenario 1

1968, Nixon was giving consideration to Agnew for Vice President, but had heard rumors of possible criminal activities engaged in by Agnew, so he decided not to pick Agnew for Vice President.

Who does Nixon pick for Vice President in this case?

What If

Scenario 2

1968, Nixon finds out after Agnew became the Vice Presidential nominee, say September 1 1968, of Agnew's criminal past, who does Nixon then replace Agnew with as the Vice Presidential nominee?

What If

Scenario 3

February 1 1972, Vice President Agnew's criminal past becomes known, Agnew resigns from office on February 2, 1972, who does President Nixon replace Agnew with as Vice President?

(Most likely this person would as well be the 1972 running mate with Nixon on the Republican ticket)
29  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Who would be President Pence's Vice President? on: May 21, 2017, 07:52:08 pm
Former Governor Mitt Romney MA

Senator John Thune SD

Senator Shelley Moore Capito WV

Governor Brian Sandoval NV

Governor Susana Martinez NM

Governor Greg Abbott TX

Former Congressman J.C. Watts OK

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice CA




30  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: "Roseanne" to return. on: May 20, 2017, 12:11:37 pm
She should be in jail.
31  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Non alcoholic beer with a craft beer taste. Let's replace alcoholic beer. on: May 19, 2017, 11:44:18 am
So is Winfield endorsing communism? No more personal responsibility, government should control what people can and can't do because a lot of bad stuff has happened!

I fully realize there are many things beyond our control, and that unfortunate and tragic events are going to occur, but less alcohol consumption will, I believe, result in saving lives.
32  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Non alcoholic beer with a craft beer taste. Let's replace alcoholic beer. on: May 19, 2017, 11:40:26 am
There have been deaths brought on by people who are too reckless of drivers, should we outlaw driving?

I fully realize there are many things beyond our control, and that unfortunate and tragic events are going to occur, but less alcohol consumption will, I believe, result in saving lives.
33  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Non alcoholic beer with a craft beer taste. Let's replace alcoholic beer. on: May 19, 2017, 10:25:51 am
To me, this is a serious matter.

So for those of you who are guilty, you can take your obscene and disgusting comments elsewhere.

There have been far too many deaths brought about by people who have drank too much alcohol,
i.e. drunk drivers.

There have been far too many families broken up because some member of the family, usually the father, becomes abusive after drinking alcohol, beating other members of the family.

There have been far too many people who have become alcoholics because of over drinking of alcohol, which in turn has brought pain and suffering to family members and loved ones, with all the other inherent problems that come with alcoholism.

Far too many people, in particular young people, have been rushed to hospital with alcohol poisoning, in some cases, too late to save their lives.

There are many issues directly related to the destructive forces of alcohol consumption.

This is a very serious issue and should be treated as such.
34  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Non alcoholic beer with a craft beer taste. Let's replace alcoholic beer. on: May 18, 2017, 09:05:45 pm
http://www.chch.com/non-alcoholic-beer-craft-beer-taste/

To a lot of beer drinkers non-alcoholic beer equals no taste and no fun. But a team at Niagara College developed a lager that has no alcohol, but with a craft beer taste. And there are no hangovers or chances of driving drunk.


What I am proposing is a new age of prohibition of alcoholic beer.

Those who like beer can now drink a non-alcoholic beer with real craft-beer taste.

With alcoholic beer banned from consumption, there will be millions of fewer drunk drivers on our roads and highways and countless lives will therefore be saved.

There will be millions less alcoholics in society, thus saving heartbreak and keeping families together.  There will be millions of fewer people (usually men) in society who are guilty of spousal abuse because of their alcohol drinking.

Millions upon millions of dollars will be saved annually in health care costs by having to treat millions less cases of alcoholics.

Millions upon millions of dollars will be saved by industry by not having employees miss countless hours of work because they have a drinking problem. 

So I say, let's put a ban on alcoholic beer and replace it completely with non-alcoholic beer that tastes just like alcoholic beer.

Whose with me?
35  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Poll: Impeachment hearings? Seriously? on: May 17, 2017, 02:03:54 pm
Seriously, do you?

Please vote and discuss.
36  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: GOP senators who might vote to impeach Trump on: May 16, 2017, 07:36:02 pm
I firmly believe that if it is proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that Trump committed obstruction of justice, that Republican Senators would vote overwhelmingly for impeachment.

Also, if it is proven that the Trump administration shared classified information with Russia that Republican Senators would as well vote for impeachment.
37  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: GOP senators who might vote to impeach Trump on: May 16, 2017, 06:31:45 pm
Possibilities:

Lisa Murkowski
John McCain
Jeff Flake
Marco Rubio
Rand Paul
Susan Collins
Ben Sasse
Lindsey Graham
Ted Cruz

In the event of impeachment, Mike Pence becomes President.

No way it goes further down the line than that.



38  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Poll: Trump and obstruction of justice? on: May 16, 2017, 05:42:32 pm
Please vote and discuss.

39  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: Lincoln Voting Booth, May 2017: Referendums on: May 12, 2017, 05:36:02 pm
Senate Swearing-in Amendment
Aye

Amendment to the Swearing-in time of Lincoln
Aye

Assembly Vacancy Amendment
Aye
40  General Discussion / History / Re: Why didn't watergate sink the GOP long term, or even medium term? on: May 11, 2017, 09:04:35 pm
Because Jimmy Carter was a failed President and Ronald Reagan was a charismatic leader who offered the American people hope and confidence for the future.
41  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: The Mormonism Thread 2.0 on: May 10, 2017, 06:30:46 pm
So right now I'd like to talk about the highest leadership in the LDS Church: The First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve, and the way LDS presidential succession works.

1) Russell M Nelson: Apostle since 1984, Nelson was formerly a heart doctor, and has been present at many firsts in heart surgery. He even performed heart surgery on an apostle that later became church president. Nelson is currently 92 years old, and appears to be in relatively good shape for that age. If he outlives Monson (likely), he will become the next church president. He's had a few socially conservative talks, but his focus is usually on healing and learning.

2) Dallin H Oaks: Apostle since 1984, Utah Supreme Court Judge from 1980 to 1984, and President of BYU from 1971 to 1980. Oaks is probably one of the more conservative apostles, and often has strong "culture warrior" talks focusing on religious liberty and the right of the church to speak its own opinion. Mormon liberals don't tend to like him. He is 84 years old and in good health. He tends to give his sermons like a lawyer laying out a case. Despite being ordained at the same time as Nelson, Oaks is younger than Nelson, so is junior to him.



Excellent recap of the Church leadership.

But to my understanding and study, age has nothing to do with seniority in the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, but everything to do with date and time of ordination to the Quorum.

So the reason Nelson is senior to Oaks in the quorum is because Nelson was ordained to the quorum in April 1984 and Oaks was ordained to the quorum in May 1984.  Therefore, due to the fact that Nelson was ordained before Oaks, Nelson is senior to Oaks in the quorum.

It has nothing to do with the fact that Nelson is older than Oaks, but simply because Nelson was ordained before Oaks.

If two or more new Apostles are ordained on the same day, they would take their places in seniority in the quorum in the order in which they were ordained.
 

 
42  General Discussion / Constitution and Law / Constitutional question. One state in the balance. on: May 10, 2017, 09:20:00 am
Presidential election results

Republican                         265 electoral votes

Democratic                        263 electoral votes

Tied vote Wisconsin             10 electoral votes



Would never happen, but that is not the question nor the issue.  

The issue is that the votes in Wisconsin have been counted, re-counted, re-counted, re-counted, and each time, have found to be in a tie, a dead heat, between the Republican and the Democratic Presidential nominees.

Wisconsin has simply been used randomly, it could be any state.

Is there an individual in the tied state that is designated to break the tie?

How is this issue dealt with constitutionally, in order to name a winner in the Presidential election?  

Please discuss.
43  General Politics / Individual Politics / Corrected poll. Be honest about the 1928 and 1936 Presidential election. on: May 07, 2017, 05:14:45 pm
Be honest.

Can you name the 1928 Democratic Presidential ticket off the top of your head?

Can you name the 1936 Republican Presidential ticket off the top of your head?

Please vote and comment if you wish.
44  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Poll: Be honest about 1928 and 1936 elections on: May 07, 2017, 05:07:07 pm
Sorry.

Ignore this poll.

I will do another one.
45  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Poll: Be honest about 1928 and 1936 elections on: May 07, 2017, 04:53:54 pm
Be honest.

Can you name the 1928 Democratic Presidential  ticket off the top of your head?

Can you name the 1936 Republican Presidential ticket off the top of your head?

Please vote and comment if you wish.
46  General Discussion / History / Re: Which of the First Ladies of the U.S. most enjoyed the role? on: May 05, 2017, 09:15:21 pm
Eleanor Roosevelt by far.

She was certainly the most empowered First Lady.
47  General Discussion / History / Re: Which of the First Ladies of the U.S. most enjoyed the role? on: May 05, 2017, 10:01:26 am
I do not know how much First Lady Edith Wilson, wife of Woodrow Wilson, enjoyed the role of First Lady, but when President Wilson suffered a stroke in October, 1919, she certainly overstepped her bounds as First Lady and assumed powers she had no business assuming, and what's more, she was allowed to get away with it.

So if she enjoyed  exercising presidential powers she must have enjoyed this part of being First Lady very much.

From Wikipedia:

President Wilson suffered a severe stroke in October 1919. Edith Wilson began to screen all matters of state and decided which were important enough to bring to the bedridden president. In doing so, she de facto ran the executive branch of the government for the remainder of the president's second term, until March 1921. She was the first First Lady to assume presidential functions.
48  General Discussion / History / Re: Which of the First Ladies of the U.S. most enjoyed the role? on: May 05, 2017, 09:39:33 am
Hillary Clinton

Thank you Old School Republican for providing a serious answer.
49  General Discussion / History / Re: Was Lee Harvey Oswald guilty or innocent? on: May 02, 2017, 12:59:26 pm
I have a rather far fetched theory to present.

Evidently, both John F Kennedy and Robert F Kennedy had an affair with glamorous actress Marilyn Monroe.

Evidently, as well, both of them broke off their affairs with her, as to continue their relationships with her would harm their political careers.

Is it possible that Marilyn Monroe's house keeper and friend, seeking revenge for the Kennedy spurning of Miss Monroe, could have hired Oswald to shoot John F Kennedy?

50  General Discussion / History / Which of the First Ladies of the U.S. most enjoyed the role? on: May 02, 2017, 12:44:48 pm
Which of the First Ladies of the United States most enjoyed the role?

I think Nancy Reagan.

Please share your thoughts on who you believe most enjoyed being First Lady.
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