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26  Questions and Answers / Presidential Election Process / Re: What if in the 2016 primaries.......... on: March 26, 2014, 08:37:17 pm
Well since not every single convention delegate is chosen through the primaries there would just be really small conventions that chooses the candidates.

But  I am wondering if the parties have some requirement that the candidate is chosen predominantly through the primary process, in order to have as much public participation as possible.  If that is the case, they would not have met the requirements in choosing a legitimate candidate.

That is really my point in presenting this impossible scenario.
27  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Ronald Reagan on: March 26, 2014, 08:18:04 pm
Reagan rebuilt America's armed forces whereby the U.S. was able to pursue a policy of peace through strength, reversing the weakening of the military during the Carter administration.
You are aware that the military build up was started by Jimmy Carter, right?

Carter was weak and vacillating in defense matters

E.g., he cut back on the navy's shipbuilding program, while the Soviets had strengthened their forces.

Even Democratic Senator Henry Jackson found Carter to be weak, ineffective, and confused in defense matters. 
28  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of John Chafee on: March 25, 2014, 11:08:16 pm
A great public servant and Senator, a great Republican, and a great American.

Although he stayed in the Senate too long.
29  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Ronald Reagan on: March 25, 2014, 10:39:36 pm
Now, Reagan was not the greatest President, by any means, however, he did have many notable and historic achievements.

Reagan ended the Cold War, making the world a safer place.
  
Reagan fueled an economic boom that lasted two decades.

Reagan rebuilt America's armed forces whereby the U.S. was able to pursue a policy of peace through strength, reversing the weakening of the military during the Carter administration.

Following the anguish of Vietnam and Watergate, and the malaise and negativism of the Carter years, Reagan gave the nation a new reason for optimism instead of pessimism for the future.

Reagan laid the framework with Gorbachev for the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, which reduced both countries’ arsenals of nuclear weapons.

Now, I realize some of you despise Reagan with a passion, and would not admit that Reagan actually had some remarkable achievements and successes as President, but you are free to hold your very narrow view of the world if you wish.  

Anyway, these are some of Reagan's achievements, and are historical facts, and if ya wanna deny history, go ahead, and if ya don't like em, lump em.  I could care less.
30  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Kalwejt on: March 24, 2014, 11:30:34 pm
Pompous at times, but I would say FF.
31  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Phelps vs. Thatcher vs. Bin Laden on: March 24, 2014, 11:13:33 pm
Of the three on this list, only two openly preached hate.  Neither Fred Phelps nor Margaret Thatcher personally murdered anyone.  Bin Laden is definitely the worst of the three. I'm not going to sugarcoat this and say Phelps never actually harmed anyone, though.  No.  He harmed many people.  Thatcher - well, you can disagree with the way she ran her government, sure, but she didn't lay the foundation for what only can be compared to Klan rallies nor did she order her people to fly planes into buildings.  Love her or hate her, her intentions were nothing like those of the other two.

I voted Thatcher.

While Phelps did rob people of their life's earnings in several lawsuits, I think it's insane to suggest that he harmed "many" people.  Especially compared to Maggie Thatcher, whose policies destroyed entire communities.

He harmed people emotionally.  He kicked people when they were already on the ground, and he did it with full knowledge of his crimes and he did it because he wanted them to feel pain.  Thatcher's policies were destructive, but I don't think her intentions can be compared to those of Phelps.  Do you really think that a country under the power of Fred Phelps would be less bad than Thatcher's Britain?

How DARE you even put Thatcher Phelps in with those others.



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Phelps was by far the least destructive of the three.

Well, if you admire Fred Phelps so much, the leader of an extremist hate group, that's up to you.

Well if you admire Maggie Thatcher, the leader of the Conservative Party of Great Britain that put into place policies that destroyed industries in the North of England, buddied up with Reagan's world policeman mentality, violently opposed to the Irish Republican movement (because how dare Catholics in Ulster think they have Civil Rights?) and play a hand in extending violence in the North for a decade longer than it would've otherwise lasted, demolishing social conditions in the country, and ushering in the war against worker's rights and unfettered endorsements of finance capital, then that's up to you.

I for one, would take a loudmouth homophobe who had no real influence outside of the hundred or so crazies who were in his congregation.  Any day of the week.

Well, Mr. Flawless, anyone who can serve as Prime Minister for 11 consecutive years, winning three straight majority election mandates from the people must be doing something right.

That's, uh, some interesting logic there...

Thank you for agreeing with my logic.

After all, if this leader was so horrible, there is no way they would be receiving such massive public support from the people in a truly democratic election.
32  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Phelps vs. Thatcher vs. Bin Laden on: March 24, 2014, 11:07:22 pm
The only thing this poll and commentary show is the extreme leftist bias of this forum.
33  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Ronald Reagan on: March 24, 2014, 11:04:33 pm
The only thing this poll and commentary show is the extreme leftist bias on this forum.
34  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Ronald Reagan on: March 24, 2014, 09:36:31 pm
Anyone who wins 49 out of 50 states in a Presidential election, and 59% of the popular vote, obviously a massive Freedom Fighter.
putin won every province of russia and 64% of the popular vote in 2012, so by your logic he's an even bigger freedom fighter.

Only a completely uninformed individual would compare a Russian election with a U.S. election.
35  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Phelps vs. Thatcher vs. Bin Laden on: March 23, 2014, 10:53:36 pm
How DARE you even put Thatcher Phelps in with those others.



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Phelps was by far the least destructive of the three.

Well, if you admire Fred Phelps so much, the leader of an extremist hate group, that's up to you.

Well if you admire Maggie Thatcher, the leader of the Conservative Party of Great Britain that put into place policies that destroyed industries in the North of England, buddied up with Reagan's world policeman mentality, violently opposed to the Irish Republican movement (because how dare Catholics in Ulster think they have Civil Rights?) and play a hand in extending violence in the North for a decade longer than it would've otherwise lasted, demolishing social conditions in the country, and ushering in the war against worker's rights and unfettered endorsements of finance capital, then that's up to you.

I for one, would take a loudmouth homophobe who had no real influence outside of the hundred or so crazies who were in his congregation.  Any day of the week.

Well, Mr. Flawless, anyone who can serve as Prime Minister for 11 consecutive years, winning three straight majority election mandates from the people must be doing something right.
36  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Phelps vs. Thatcher vs. Bin Laden on: March 23, 2014, 10:41:54 pm
How DARE you even put Thatcher in with those others.

She was a great Prime Minister and world leader.

You have got be joking. Oh, I looked at your sig and realized your whole persona is a joke. Next.

Oh, we have a little Mr. Smart Pants here I see.  
37  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Ronald Reagan on: March 23, 2014, 10:28:39 pm
Anyone who wins 49 out of 50 states in a Presidential election, obviously a massive Freedom Fighter.
38  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Phelps vs. Thatcher vs. Bin Laden on: March 23, 2014, 10:24:26 pm
How DARE you even put Thatcher Phelps in with those others.



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Phelps was by far the least destructive of the three.

Well, if you admire Fred Phelps so much, the leader of an extremist hate group, that's up to you.
39  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Phelps vs. Thatcher vs. Bin Laden on: March 23, 2014, 10:12:48 pm
How DARE you even put Thatcher in with those others.

She was a great Prime Minister and world leader.
40  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Hypothetical Richard Nixon Impeachment, 1974 on: March 23, 2014, 09:59:44 pm
Given the sheer volume of the overwhelming irrefutable evidence against the President

Aye (R)
41  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: You are U.S. President and must nominate a new CIA Director.......... on: March 23, 2014, 09:50:33 pm
Well, I can see no one is taking my question seriously.

I look for someone in the Defense or Intelligence communities who has a long career in Defense or Intelligence, who is familiar with Capitol Hill and has good relations with Congress, and also whose personality and political affiliations I find agreeable or at least not too partisan.

Probably not an Admiral or General or any other career military officer, but instead someone who has held a civilian position with significant authority in the Department of Defense. Based on that I go with R. James Woolsey or Joe Lieberman.

Excellent answer.  This is exactly the kind of response I have been looking for, one that explains the type of individual you would pick and why.  Thank you very much.
42  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Who is the #2 President in U.S. history? on: March 23, 2014, 09:44:10 pm
Of these three

1.  Abraham Lincoln
2.  George Washington
3.  Franklin Roosevelt
43  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Santorum's first movie premieres in a few minutes on: March 23, 2014, 09:31:09 pm
Congrats, Phil.

The Winfield legacy lives on.
44  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: Northeast Voting Booth: Amendment to Article V on: March 22, 2014, 09:23:18 pm
Aye
45  Questions and Answers / Presidential Election Process / What if in the 2016 primaries.......... on: March 21, 2014, 08:30:43 pm
..........nobody casts a ballot in the Democratic or Republican primary elections?

Obviously would never happen

BUT IF IT DID

Would either party legally have a Presidential candidate?

Following such a scenario, how would the parties then choose their Presidential candidates?

Please discuss.

 
46  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: You are U.S. President and must nominate a new CIA Director.......... on: March 21, 2014, 08:21:36 pm
Well, I can see no one is taking my question seriously.
47  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: You are U.S. President and must nominate a new CIA Director.......... on: March 21, 2014, 07:32:33 pm
If I had to nominate *someone* I would nominate someone totally opposed to the entire mission of the CIA.

Do you not believe, however, that the CIA does serve some useful purposes?
48  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: You are U.S. President and must nominate a new CIA Director.......... on: March 20, 2014, 11:17:29 pm
Thank you all for your answers.  Very interesting.

However, I must have worded this poorly.

My intent is not to ascertain the name of someone you would pick for CIA Director, but rather from what background you would nominate someone, say someone from the military, such as an Admiral of a General, or say one of the Deputy Directors, or someone with a political background, such as a Senator, or someone with a diplomatic background, or someone with some different qualifications and background, and your reasons, if you wish to explain, for choosing them.   

E.G., one answer might be.....I would pick an Admiral because of their military knowledge and leadership qualifications.....etc., etc.

Sorry for the confusion.
49  General Politics / Individual Politics / You are U.S. President and must nominate a new CIA Director.......... on: March 20, 2014, 09:28:16 pm
Do you pick a military officer like an Admiral or General?

Or

Do you pick one of the Deputy Directors?

Or

Someone else?

Please discuss. 
50  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Based God Polling: Do you support group marriages? on: March 20, 2014, 08:49:13 pm

Real marriage is a union between one man and one woman.  If you don't like that, then feel free to hold your own views on the subject.

You heard the man.  It doesn't matter if a marriage is between two people who were divorced twenty times.  It doesn't matter if the nature of the marriage is purely sexual.  It doesn't matter if people got married out of guilt or family obligation.  All that matters is that it's between one man and one woman.  Anything else is just, you know, offensive.

Methinks Mr. Scott has been in the political game too long.  He has become quite proficient at twisting, exaggerating, embellishing, putting his own spin on what others say.

But then again, this is exactly what I would expect from a radical leftist like Mr. Scott, to denigrate and trivialize a marriage between one man and one woman of legal age.

No need to be a condescending little twat when your narrow views of marriage are put into question.  But then you wouldn't be being yourself, now would you?

Oh Mr. Scott, you are soooooooooo predictable.

Hurling personal insults, so unbecoming, and then followed up by throwing a hissy fit, so very immature.

But, whatever.
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