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11701  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: Continue? on: December 27, 2010, 01:02:39 pm
I just spent about 30 minutes reading it, and I absolutely loved it! Great job. Smiley Did Clark ever make an endorsement in the 2008 Presidential race?
11702  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: New Register Thread on: December 27, 2010, 12:19:16 pm
Yates
Independent
Illinois
YES! Cheesy
Welcome back to the game. As your Governor, I'd be happy to answer any questions you may have.
11703  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: Anyone else getting the sense that Daniels will actually run? on: December 27, 2010, 12:11:25 pm
Daniels has the private sector experience that moderate likes, but also has the social conservatism that Tea Party folks like. He's one of the few candidates whom I think could really bring the two sides together. I'd imagine he'd chose conservative, but no extreme, Senator who's associated somewhat with the Tea Party movement, such as John Thune, just so the Tea Party base will be excited, while the moderates aren't deeply turned off.
11704  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Obama administration readies first execution on: December 27, 2010, 12:08:43 pm
It's a shame that on one of the most liberal positions I have, Obama isn't even liberal on.
11705  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: MA: Regional Budget (In the works) on: December 27, 2010, 11:57:15 am
If the Reichstag Assembly would please take a break from trying to enact the editoral page of The National Review into law, I might get a chance to work on data for the budget. Tongue

You are free to leave that debate up to the Assembly and other members of the region if you would like to be able to focus on the budget then Smiley

I'd like nothing more, A-Bob. But with the Assembly and Governors office entirely consisting of right-wingers (minus Junkie), it feels like its fallen to me to be the de facto opposition representative of anyone in the Mideast to the left of Attila the Hun. Tongue
First off, I somewhat take offense to being labeled a right-winger, as my record both in the Senate and as Governor reflect otherwise. On several pieces of legislation, I have rejected some of the Assembly's rightist requests, and tried to compromise. Similar to the position Mitt Romney was in as Governor, there's not really a whole lot I can do, as the conservatives have numbers to override me. So the best I can do is tone down the legislation a bit. You act like you're being completely ignored, and that's not the case. I've taken in your suggestions on multiple occasions, especially on the union bill, and have made amendments to meet your requests.

Badger, you keep whining and moaning about the work being done in this Assembly. You know, we wouldn't be passing all these right-wing bills if we'd have something to work with from the GM's office. All you've given us to this point is a vague unemployment number that shows the work we've done in the past few months has lowered our unemployment numbers. Maybe instead of constantly complaining about the work we're doing and messaging every single moderate or liberal in the region, urging them to run for the Assembly or for Governor, you could actually do your job and give us the reports we've been asking for since you took your job several months ago. And if you really have a problem with the work being done in the Mideast, why don't you run for office yourself?
11706  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: Unbought & Unbossed: Shirley Chisholm for President on: December 26, 2010, 09:18:34 pm
Great update! Smiley
11707  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: One week from tomorrow on: December 26, 2010, 08:22:29 pm
I expect a lot of partisan gridlock. A few good pieces of bi-partisan legislation will go through, but nothing major will happen. But unless President Obama can win reelection and get back solid Democratic majorities, he will have no more major legislative accomplishments.
Heading into the 2012 elections, Republicans will blame the gridlock on the Democrats, and the Democrats will blame the gridlock on the Republicans.

 I think that pretty much sums up what most are thinking. Wink
11708  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Gubernatorial Inauguarations Official Discussion Thread on: December 26, 2010, 08:18:44 pm
I'll take Kansas, my birth state, since Indiana isn't until 2012...

In Kansas, swearing in day is on the 2nd Monday in January. Next year, Sam Brownback will swear in as the 46th Governor of Kansas on January 10th.

As to 2014, regardless of the national climate, Brownback will easily be reelected. There are no Democratic candidates who could beat him statewide. The national mood will decide whether he wins by 40 points or 20 points.
11709  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Any chance Mark Kirk could win a 2nd term in six years? on: December 26, 2010, 04:02:24 pm
Of course. 2016 is a long ways off. For all we know, it could be an even better year for Republicans, and he'll be reelected with over 60% of the vote.
11710  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: MA: Labor Relations Act on: December 26, 2010, 01:24:12 pm
An amendment:
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Section C shall hereby be amended to read:

C. Punishments for companies may include large fines totalling no more than twenty five percent of their annual income for that year that the union was affected by the afformentioned practice.

Note: That is taken directly from the original anti-union busting law.
11711  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Survey Atlasia National HQ -Nyman, DC (E-head erases all save Andy) on: December 25, 2010, 09:23:29 pm
Bgwah, while there are some in your region that are indeed Pacificians, there are also a lot of non-Pacific members there, and almost every foreign nation member of your party is also in the Pacific region.

Antonio, the RPP has never intentionally stacked the Southeast with the intent of dominating elections. The party was founded primarily in the Southeast by a bunch of posters who live in the Southeast. The only two members who aren't from the South are PiT and KS21.  I will give you credit that your region is moving forward, and you have an excellent Governor leading the way, as well as Lt. Governor. Smiley Hopefully in the coming months, the Pacific will start becoming a bit more competitive.
11712  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: To 2012 and beyond on: December 25, 2010, 07:38:01 pm
You're seriously underestimating Romney in Georgia. Romney performed extremely well in Fulton County in 2008, keeping him close. And in 2010, despite the strong Tea Party year, Karen Handel was boosted in Fulton County, and only lost due to the run-off system implemented in Georgia.
11713  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Survey Atlasia National HQ -Nyman, DC (E-head erases all save Andy) on: December 24, 2010, 08:47:16 pm
Ok, all right. To put it in another way : there was no "strategy" to adopt at all. After the February elections, there was nothing more I could do to change things. I've tried harder than I could even imagine, so hard that it left me angry for several months : I failed. Eventually, I felt so discouraged that I became totally inactive in Atlasia until June. It was time to think about myself, my own satisfaction, and focus on other things.
Did the Northeast suffer from my departure, as well as those of Barnes, Hashemite and Kalwejt ? Probably. I don't say that to boast, but I think we all were useful to that region. But in any case, there is nothing we could realistically have done to prevent the region from becoming what it became. Or at least, nothing worth its price in stress, bitterness and frustration.
In the Populares defense, they were trying to do in the Northeast exactly what the JCP had done in the Pacific. So I think it's slightly hypocritical for everyone to be anti-Populares for stacking the Northeast and not be anti-JCP for stacking the Pacific.
11714  Forum Community / Survivor / Re: TIME Magazine's People of the Years Survivor on: December 24, 2010, 11:05:37 am
Stalin
11715  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: My name is Junkie... on: December 24, 2010, 10:27:39 am
Swedish, you win, I think Smiley
Als we zo beginnen, wil ik toch ook wel een stevige aanspraak op de zege maken.

Cheesy

sprichst du auch ein bisschen Deutsch? Smiley
Ich spreche Deutsch! Ich habe erhalten ein A in der Klasse! Smiley Danke. Sie haben mir geholfen.
11716  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: what does it mean when you click the notify button? on: December 23, 2010, 11:20:47 pm
i might have accidentally clicked it in one of my posts.

It is a warning that the moderator might want to take a look at the post for troublesome content (commercial messages, spam, profanity, obscenity,  harassment, insults, impersonation,slander,  terrorist threats, copyright violations).


Uh, what?

To answer your question, when you click that button, you'll get messages sent to you telling you that a new post has been made to the topic you clicked it on. If you click it again and click yes, you can disable notifications.
11717  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: My soon-to-be fiancÚ and I on: December 23, 2010, 10:33:31 pm
Can somebody rightly rename this thread to "jmfcst's family album + Satanism discussion?"

shall I post a pic of my son and my dog, also?


That there's a true beauty. Was it his first kill?
11718  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: MA: Labor Relations Act on: December 23, 2010, 04:17:40 pm
Here's my amendement to discuss

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Section B shall read:

B. It is hereby unlawful in the Mideast Region for any employer to refuse to maintain the employment of an employee because the employee desires to join a union. Any attempt to destroy a union organization by an employer is also deemed unlawful.
I'm going to have to respectfully disagree with this amendment. I disagree with the removal of "hire" in the first sentence. This amendment would only encourage people to not join the union, as their chances of getting a job would be on the line.
11719  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Bayh won't run for governor on: December 23, 2010, 12:48:07 pm
Skillman is out, health reason:
http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0oG7ldAixNNBVUBYAlXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTEwZ3U2bzQ2BHNlYwNzYwRjb2xvA2FjMgR2dGlkA01TWUMwMDFfMTg3/SIG=12vqv5bg9/EXP=1293212864/**http%3a//www.journalgazette.net/article/20101221/LOCAL08/312219989/-1/local11

Governor-elect Pence, here we come!
11720  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: MA: Labor Relations Act on: December 23, 2010, 12:25:35 pm
With respect, Governor, this is not the same as the union anti-busting statute. In addition to the right to work clause, it changes the enforcement mechanism from "fines" (imposed by a state authority such as the regional labor department) from private civil suits. That makes it MUCH easier for corporations to skirt enforcement of the labor laws because a wrongly fired employee has just a tad less resources to fight, no matter how much in the right they are.
I understand your concern here. It was not my intent to destroy that bill, more add on to it. Allow me some time and I'll try and come up with an amendment addressing your concern.

That is also a reasonable suggestion regarding the union not being able to spend on a campaign without the member's consent, and that will also hopefully be addressed, so A-Bob, please don't open the vote up for a while. If someone else would like to create an amendment for that, be my guest. If not, I'll try and write something up on that too.


11721  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Draft Sewer on: December 23, 2010, 09:37:48 am
Let's divert this back to the topic's original purpose, which is  for members of all political ideologies who value freedom to have a chance to publicly encourage Sewer to run for political office.
11722  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: MA: Labor Relations Act on: December 23, 2010, 09:24:52 am
I'm pretty much in support of this act, except for Section B, which is a Gray area, because no-one is really entitled to a job, but at the same time, employees deserve protection, so it's up in the air.
It's staying in if you want my signature on this. Tongue Apparently I'm not the most pro-union person out there for trying to put the interests of the individual worker above anything else, but at the same time, I'm not going to try and destroy unions. Eliminated Section B would severely damage them, as some employees may be too scared to join the union, in fears of job security.
11723  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Draft Sewer on: December 22, 2010, 09:21:12 pm
Because it must be done. Sewer for President, Senate, and whatever else he wants to run for.

X Tmthforu94
11724  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: New Register Thread on: December 22, 2010, 09:18:29 pm
Winfield
RPP
Rhode Island
Welcome to the RPP! Smiley Now I can officially begin the process of finding a way to get Mittens elected to the Presidency in Atlasia. Tongue
11725  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Fluid in my knees! on: December 22, 2010, 07:54:17 pm
Man up dude, it's embarrassing reading this.

Does it help any that I want to keep the fluid?  I also want to film it so I can watch it later (it'll make me sick to watch it during).  Will you go with me to hold my hand?
When's the date? I'm coming to Georgia soon!
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