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11401  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Herb Kohl apparently retiring. on: January 26, 2011, 10:43:22 pm
I don't get why people seem to think Feingold would be such a great pick as a candidate. Let's review 2010: He entered the race with a huge lead, faced someone with zero name recognition who is alligned closely with the Tea Party, in a state that voted for Obama by double-digits just 2 years before. He completely blew his lead, and by election day, the race wasn't even that close, as Johnson won by several percentage points and had moderate leads in the polls.
11402  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Tmthforu94/Dallasfan65: Accountability. Accessibility. Achievement on: January 26, 2011, 08:40:21 pm
I'm sorry Marokai, when I was speaking of regional legislatures, I was referring to elected regional legislatures, which 4/5 of the regions in Atlasia currently have. I made the assumption you were against elected regional legislatures after you made posts like this:

But nothing is really gained from an elected legislature, in my opinion.

I'm sorry for the misunderstanding in that, regard. I guess I'll rescind my comment that you'rre opposed to regional legislatures, and replace it with "elected regional legislatures". My original criticism on your position was indeed for elected legislatures...

Unlike Marokai, I believe elected legislatures can be important and beneficial to the game

As to your final paragraphs, Marokai, we seem to have varying campaign styles. You seem to think a campaign should be focused devotedly to policy, with long-winded posts that half of the forum doesn’t even bother to read, the entire time being completely serious about things. That’d be ideal in a perfect world, I guess, but Atlasia, even RL USA, for that matter, isn’t like it. Part of this campaign is the personal part. I’m trying to bring in some light into the game, and get a few smiles as I campaign I believe there can be a positive mixture of policy and personality, and I’m completely proud of the way I’m campaigning. Dallasfan and I have a platform published, I’ve made several statements along the way of current issues that I want to add, and actively participated in the debate. The animals? A light play of a joke from Kalwejt being angry at me over an issues we’ve now resolved. I don’t see the personal questions ruining the game, it happens all the time in real world. I’m not the type of person who will ignore a question just because I think it’s stupid.

If the people of Atlasia lose interest in this game, get bored, and aren’t having any fun , this game is as good as dead. Although it may be for you, for a lot of people, their world does not revolve around Atlasia, and this is just an extracurricular activity, a way for them to “relax and have fun”. People enjoy a bit of humor, so I see nothing wrong with injecting some along the campaign. I’m sorry you personally don’t like that, but that’s how I’m going to continue this campaign, so you’ll have to get used to it.
11403  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: a what if redistricting thread on: January 26, 2011, 06:41:39 pm
I'd be in the 11th, which looks like it'd be one of the most Republican districts in the nation, let alone Indiana. I don't think one county in this district voted for Barack Obama in 2008, and many still voted for McCain with over 60%. Kristi Risk would likely be my Congresswoman. When she narrowly lost in the primary in 2010 to Larry Buchson, she carried many of the counties in this district, and won two (Clay and Owen, Clay being my county) with over 50% in an 8-way primary.
11404  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: Republicans - In the event of a three way split primary...(see more) on: January 26, 2011, 06:13:35 pm
Barbour
11405  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Tmthforu94/Dallasfan65: Accountability. Accessibility. Achievement on: January 26, 2011, 05:54:58 pm
Statement from Tmthforu94

As some of you aware, I was recently accused by Vice Presidential candidate Purple State of attacking Marokai's character. After ignoring calls to back up his statement on mulptiple occasations, I decided I'd personally look into it.

What I found, was one post where I went after Marokai on regional legislatures, something he opposes. I also fought back on a statement made by him suggesting that the other candidate's GM plan would cause "infighting" amongst themselves, which was a false statement. I'm being accused of not focusing on policy, yet all the "attacks" I've made on Marokai have been about just that.

A goal of mine from the start was to not make this race personal, and I made an early committment to try to avoid and character attacks. So such an accusation being made by someone is serious to me, as it is to others. Even Marokai has stated that I haven't been negative. Purple State, I hope you can either provide the necessary information to back up your statement, otherwise, please rescind your statement.
11406  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Lugar says he's running for reelection in 2012 on: January 26, 2011, 05:09:02 pm
Do tea partiers have the numbers in Indiana to take out Lugar? I belive Indiana has an open primary, so indies voting would save him.

We are a closed primary. If Tea Partiers put up somebody that's really strong we might. If one of either Hostettler, Walorski (unless she decides to rematch Donnelly), or State Senator Mike Delph.
No we aren't. Unless the rules changed just in the past few weeks, we have an open primary. I remember it well, because during the 2010 primary campaign, we made calls to Independents and even some "soft" Democrats.
11407  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Herb Kohl apparently retiring. on: January 26, 2011, 05:08:11 pm
I'm looking forward to about 13 months of Tommy Thompson acting like he's going to run, then announce he won't. We all know it's going to happen.
11408  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Tmthforu94/Dallasfan65: Accountability. Accessibility. Achievement on: January 26, 2011, 10:51:30 am
Statement from the Tmthforu94/Dallasfan65 Campaign

BREAKING NEWS: LARGE EXPLOSION AT GTO HQ---TERRORISM SUSPECTED!

(AMPG-Nyman) A large explosion occurred moments ago at the Global Treaty Organization headquarters in downtown Nyman. Reporters were notified minutes beforehand that the building was being evacuated after receiving a bomb threat. Employees were seen rapidly fleeing the area moments before the blast. The scale of damage observed to the GTO building and grounds appears considerable. No information regarding casualties are available, though AMPG staff report some bystanders are injured and ambulances are arriving on scene.

More to follow as this story develops.

This is certainly disheartening, and today is a dark day in Atlasia. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the victims of this catastrophe, and their families. In the meantime, we will be suspending all campaign events for the next several days.

Our campaign will release another statement once more information is uncovered.
11409  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Tmthforu94/Dallasfan65: Accountability. Accessibility. Achievement on: January 26, 2011, 08:28:25 am
Governor, my name is AndrewME, and although I'm not a real reporter, I am wearing one of the cool hats with the press paper standing outside of it, so please, answer my question before anyone elses.

Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?
Uhhhhhhhhhh, yes?

Tmthforu, have you ever drink an alcohol?
Yes.

Next question, please. Smiley

I'm now more favorable on you Smiley

Next question: what is your opinion of cute guinea pigs?
I love guinea pigs, my 1st grade teacher had one named Hairbrush. He's dead, though. Sad
11410  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Tmthforu94/Dallasfan65: Accountability. Accessibility. Achievement on: January 25, 2011, 04:32:58 pm
Tmthforu, have you ever drink an alcohol?
Yes.

Next question, please. Smiley
11411  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Marokai/Purple State Platform Extravaganza! on: January 25, 2011, 10:14:44 am
I am doing my best to run a clean campaign, and I think almost everyone can agree that I have run one. Therefore, I donít appreciate you trying to attack my character by accusing me of attacking others. If youíre going to throw accusations like that out there in the open, all I ask is that you at least back it up with some proof, which you keep avoiding to do.



Obviously you didnít even both to read my last post, as I did try to engage in policy discussion. This is the second time I have brought term limits into my discussion, yet instead of addressing that, you continue to show the same aggressive, spiteful behavior.

After my joking response, in which you appeared to take way too seriously, I spoke on my disagreement on term limits. Yet instead of addressing that, which someone who was really serious about ďpolicy debateĒ would do, you continue to attack other elements of my post. I donít know if you just donít want to discuss term limits or are caught up in other drama too much, but I find it annoying that Iím brining in policy on multiple occasions and the person who is attacking me on not addressing policy fails to address it.

11412  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Marokai/Purple State Platform Extravaganza! on: January 25, 2011, 12:44:50 am
Instead of calling out Marokai's character, which seems to be all you do these days, why not actually engage in a policy discussion that we are trying to start and you seem loathe to join?

I just reviewed every post of Tmth's from the last two weeks and found that not one of them even referenced Marokai by name, much less did anything that could be construed as "calling out his character."  It seems to me that either your perceptive powers are extremely limited, or you're projecting.

That took you all of ten minutes, did it? Fast reader we have here.
Seriously, Purple State, if youíre going to try and attack my character by accusing me of attacking others, why donít you back it up? Throughout this entire campaign, I have remained very civil and truthful with all candidates, and I think all of them have done a pretty good job as well. But youíve crossed the line when it comes to attacking ones character. If youíre going to try and talk the talk, at least walk the walk. Aggression in this campaign has mainly come from your computer.

I stated at the beginning of this ďdiscussionĒ that I disagree with your campaignís position on term limits. I donít think encouraging placeholders to get into the Senate is necessarily a good idea. If the people want their Senator out, they have a chance every 4 months to vote them out. I'm genuinely curious to your argument on this issue.
11413  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Marokai/Purple State Platform Extravaganza! on: January 25, 2011, 12:26:08 am
Ironic that you're questioning me for calling out Marokai on his character, when you're practically doing the same thing to me now. I'm not attacking Marokai's character at all Actually, I didn't attack him once in that post. You ask me to point out differences, yet when I do, I'm questioned for "calling out Marokai on his character". There needs to be some consistancy in your attacks.

Yes, I obviously think I'd make a better leader than Marokai, as well as Oakvale. And I'm sure Marokai thinks he'd make a better leader than Oakvale and myself, and Oakvale probably thinks he'd make a better leader than Marokai or I. Big. Deal.
11414  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: shua for mideast assembly on: January 25, 2011, 12:19:27 am
Congrats on getting in! Now let's see what you can do. Smiley
11415  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Presidential Election Trends / Re: Inauguration Day 2061 on: January 25, 2011, 12:14:38 am
1. a woman - 90%
2. Hispanic - 80%
10. without children - 60%
11. younger than 40 years - 70%

LOL no.

I'm curious, may I ask why you think this is unlikely?
It implies that there's a high chance we will have a hispanic female president under the age of 40 with no children, which IMO, is highly unlikely.
11416  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Marokai/Purple State Platform Extravaganza! on: January 25, 2011, 12:10:03 am
Find a sense of humor, dude. I was joking.

I've stated disagreements in my platform, such as term limits on Senators. With more issues now to discuss, I will be discussing those issues with both Oakvale and Marokai at our next debate, which I look forward to have soon. Your more than welcome to debate those issues with Dallasfan and Snowy, as I'm sure y'all will be having another debate as well.

I think both Oakvale and I can agree that there are similarities between all three of our political beliefs. What's extremely important here is which candidate has the leadership skills to bring all sides together working to make this nation better. Someone with a bi-partisan, independent record who has a history of getting along well with all sides. I believe that as President, I'd bring that to the table. At the end of the day (well, technically the beginning), when I think of this nation in 8 months, I'd like for everyone in the game to be able to say they're having fun playing. Because if people lose their excitment and energy for the game, the game's as good as dead.
11417  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Marokai/Purple State Platform Extravaganza! on: January 24, 2011, 11:38:09 pm
We really can't have a policy debate in this game? Well that's boring. It would be nice if Tmth or Oakvale or their respective running mates would at least tell us we are wrong about something or other so I can feel like this race is a contest of ideas, not just personalities.
You've ran out of things to attack us on, so you're attacking us for not attacking you and running clean campaigns??? Tongue Tongue Tongue
11418  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Junkie for Senate -- Again on: January 24, 2011, 10:41:23 pm
Considering that HappyWarrior has expressed that he is rooting for the Packers, this completely changes my thoughts on the race. I'm just not sure how comfortable I feel electing a Steelers fan...

Tongue
11419  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Jake Matthews official Presidential endorsement Speech. on: January 24, 2011, 10:13:08 pm
Hello all, Jake here again. Today, I'm here to give my official endorsement for the Presidency of Atlasia. The candidate I have endorsed has been a mentor to me ever since I arrived here on the forum. He and his vice Presidential nominee are both honest, caring leaders of their respected regions. Their leadership knows no boundaries, their hearts know no evil. The ticket I have endorsed may be the best one in the history of Atlasia. I'll cut to the chase, I hereby officially endorse, with great pride, the Tmthforu94/Dallasfan65 ticket for the Presidency of Atlasia. I am so excited for election day to come, so I can contribute to the election of these two fine men. See you all on election day!]

-Jake Matthews
Populares Candidate for Northeast Assembly.
"I look inside myself and see my heart is black."

But thanks, nevertheless. Smiley
11420  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Tmthforu94/Dallasfan65: Accountability. Accessibility. Achievement on: January 24, 2011, 10:11:36 pm
Forgeting the teams, Whose a better QB Big Ben or Aaron Rodgers?
First off, I'd like to proudly state I'll be rooting hard for the Packers! Smiley

If I was building a franchise right now, I'd take Rodgers over Big Ben. If I was looking to win a Super Bowl, I'd be torn between the two, but would probably pick Ben, as he has a history of success in the postseason.
11421  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Junkie for Senate -- Again on: January 24, 2011, 10:01:43 pm
Serious Question: Packers...or Steelers?
11422  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: MA: Freedom to Consume Alchol in Public Bill (Debating) on: January 24, 2011, 09:44:14 pm
It's funny, but I don't hear about too many drunk people falling onto the rails or being pushed onto them in Germany...

Is Atlasia/America that bad at handling alcohol?

Yes, just look at the at the general safety of the Autobahnen
Exactly. Though I'm not sure how the fact that the Autobahn is one of the safest road systems in the world ties into this.
11423  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Office of the Game Moderator/Atlasian Mustelid Post Gazette on: January 24, 2011, 07:49:28 pm
I wouldn't say "nothing" has been done. But I think more could have been done to resolve the crisis by now.
11424  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: where would you rather live? (bushie edition) on: January 24, 2011, 07:43:32 pm
Probably Oklahoma. It's very similar to Kansas, and I loved my time there.
11425  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Something Needs to Happen on: January 24, 2011, 05:49:31 pm
For months, we had these things going, and then they suddenly died out. I hope we can get this going again. Maybe just start with one timeline for now, and get as many people involved as possible. In time, we could expand on that, and hopefully one day return to the level we were once are at. These are fun, and allows users to be creative with history, similar to regular timelines.

Who's with me?
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