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11701  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of the Preceding Poster's Signature Thread VII on: February 13, 2011, 10:35:48 pm
The Vandals, right? I created a dynasty once out of them on a NCAA Football game.
11702  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of the Preceding Poster's Signature Thread VII on: February 13, 2011, 09:04:23 pm
If I remember correctly, you made those, right? Great work!
11703  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Post a Picture of Your Pet Thread on: February 13, 2011, 08:27:59 pm
My sister recently got a new kitteh... his name is Mortimer... Morty for short.

That cat looks like an evil genius. Or to put that another way, AWESOME.
Ahahaha! This literally made me LOL. Great cat Smiley
11704  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Confirmation Hearing: tmthforu94 to be Attorney General (vote) on: February 13, 2011, 07:58:35 pm
Not that Fluffy.

*awkward silence*
11705  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Confirmation Hearing: tmthforu94 to be Attorney General (vote) on: February 13, 2011, 05:53:16 pm
I change my vote to nay.

I'm doing this for you, Fluffy!
Want to hear something ironic

*crowd screams "no!!!"*

Too bad.

The first person I ever voted for President was DWTL. Tongue
11706  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Boycott the Renamed Airports! on: February 13, 2011, 05:28:17 pm
This is Atlasia, we shouldn't name our airports after some fictional character.
I'm glad you didn't support this bill then, considering the airports were named after two other fictional characters. Wink
11707  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Greatness of Sam Spade on: February 13, 2011, 02:49:24 pm
Sam's a great guy, no doubt. Gives me a good laugh every now and then. Smiley
11708  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Have you experienced a real congressional campaign? on: February 13, 2011, 02:46:59 pm
Well, I live in the "Blood 8th" so I get my fair share of exciting Congressional campaigns. Wink 2006 was an intense campaign, and I remember it quite well. 2010 had a very hotly contested primary, and the general election was good too. However, due to redistricting, it looks like it won't be very competitive anymore. Good and bad, I guess.

11709  Election Archive / 2012 U.S. Presidential Primary Election Polls / Re: UT-Deseret News/KSL-TV/Dan Jones: Mitt Romney losing Utah in poll shocker ! on: February 13, 2011, 01:20:30 pm
Romney's only leading Palin by 68 points...in Utah?!? Yeah, he's DOA.
11710  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: 2011 and Beyond... on: February 13, 2011, 12:26:59 am
Wouldn't Romney have performed better in northern Virginia?

Huckabee and McCain crushed him there in 2008.
McCain and Huckabee also crushed Romney in Ohio. Why? Because Romney had already dropped out of the race.

Oh, really?

Can someone help me with an explanation here??!! lol
Mitt Romney dropped out on February 7th, 2 days after Super Tuesday. Virginia's primary wasn't until the 12th.
11711  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: 2011 and Beyond... on: February 13, 2011, 12:07:08 am
Wouldn't Romney have performed better in northern Virginia?

Huckabee and McCain crushed him there in 2008.
McCain and Huckabee also crushed Romney in Ohio. Why? Because Romney had already dropped out of the race.
11712  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: 2011 and Beyond... on: February 12, 2011, 11:49:14 pm
Wouldn't Romney have performed better in northern Virginia?
11713  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Regional Protection Party Convention - Welcome To Chicago!!! (Speeches) on: February 12, 2011, 11:24:09 pm
Thank you, thank you all so much. Thank you, A-Bob, for that warm introduction. Iím excited to see the progress of the Mideast under your leadership!

It is my privilege and my honor to be a member of  the Regional Protection Party! Our party is rich in history and tradition, and we have played a crucial part in the development of this game. Yet, there is one obstacle we have yet to conquer: The Presidency. Well, friends, letís hope we donít have to wait much longer!

As your nominee, and one day as your President, I will fight for the issue this party was founded named after: regional protection and rights. Serving for two terms as Governor of the Mideast region, I understand the importance of regions, and why we must preserve the regions of this game. Regional governments provide us an excellent chance to give new Atlasians a chance to grow and develop into a key contributor to the game. Elected legislatures have proven to be an effective tool, and weíve seen many new citizens run for their regional legislature in the past months. While one of my opponents does not see the value in that, I do, and as President, I will be committed to helping those new citizens and their respected legislatures as much as possible.

One of the three words of my slogan is ďAccessibilityĒ.  Though I recently was out of the game for a while due to lack of electricity, Iím proud of my record as an active and accessible citizen. Whether it be through personal messaging, AIM, mibbit, or Facebook, Iím always within reach, and I cannot stress to yíall how I want this to be an open and accessible administration. If you have a problem, praise, or just want to have a discussion on something, Iím always available to talk, and Iíll be the same way as your President.

Whatís lacking in this game more than anything else is activity. As a Senator and a Governor, I was active. In recent days, my campaign has been attacked by the left as ďlacking policyĒ and ďnot active enoughĒ. My friends, Iím proud of the way Iíve ran this campaign, and Iím proud to say that this campaign has been the most active campaign, as well as the most policy-oriented campaign of any remaining ticket. Iíd suggest that before trying to take a splinter out of our eyes, members on the left should take the log out of theirs. Whatís hurt Atlasia more than anything else for the past few weeks is the drama, and itís leading some to become more disinterested in Atlasia than ever before. Itís time for a healing process in this nation where we come together to meet the problems that we face.

Iíd like to offer my sincere congratulations to the people of Egypt for their voice finally being heard! My hopes for this nation is that they can soon enter a democratic process similar to the one we face. It is important that democracy continues to advance in the world around us.

The first objective of my administration will certainly be to reform the GM position. Doing this successfully would help solve several problems our nation is facing - Activity; Lack of Substance. Several strong ideas have been brought to the table in regards to how to reform this position, from co-GMís to assistants to getting the SoIA and SoEA in GM reports. We look forward to discussing different ideas with the Senate as one of our first legislative goals. When we have this position correctly resolved, both the Senate and regional legislatures will be able to focus more heavily on the issues critical to our nations survival, such as the economy, especially the high debt this nation currently faces. When my administration works on the budget, we will be tightening the belt by proposing a cut of more than $100 billion dollars in defense, and bringing a near end to funding for operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, with funding mainly going to reconstruction efforts there.

Iíll try and wrap this up before we start seeing tl;dr comments. Wink

Almost ever recent administration has involved the left, and in this same period, weíve seen Atlasia decline. I believe the RPP, and the entire conservative wing has great ideas to help improve this nation and put more of a focus game-wise on policy instead of party drama. Give me a chance, Atlasia. Give Dallasfan and I a chance to get to work, and I can assure you, we will not break our promises. I humbly ask members of the RPP and Atlasia has a whole to vote for the Tmthforu94/Dallasfan65 ticket in this election. I thank you all, and good night! Dave Bless Atlasia! Cheesy
11714  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: A Re-Do of That Really Crappy TL I Did That One Time on: February 12, 2011, 10:35:35 pm
Cheesy Any timeline involving Romney winning is good.
11715  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: If Giffords runs for the Senate, should the GOP let her go unopposed? on: February 12, 2011, 04:19:19 pm

First off, I really don't see her running for this. Actually, I'm not even sure if she'll run for reelection. I admire Giffords dearly and respect her, but I still believe many of the positions she supports are not best for this nation, so unless some idiot got the GOP nomination (pretty good chance, actually, of that happening), I'd probably support the GOP candidate.
11716  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Second Presidential Debate, Feb. 8 - Feb 12 (CLOSING STATEMENTS) on: February 12, 2011, 11:04:21 am
Though this debate was short, and policy wasn't discussed like I hoped for it to be, I'd like to personally thank Archangel for still doing this debate. Smiley

Throughout my time as both Governor and Senator, I have held a record - a record of being consistently active. As a Senator, I would make the effort to spark debate and provide bills/amendments as often as I could. More recently, as Governor, I've fulfilled each role of my job effectively, and was an active part of debate in the Mideast Assembly. As President, you won't see me disappear for a couple of days every now and then, and if I ever do have to leave, it's probably an emergency and I'll have announced a LOA.

Many of the issues facing this game go beyond ideology, GM reform as the key one. During these difficult times facing our nation, we need an active leader who is truly committed to improving this game. I believe I am that leader.

During this campaign, I've received support from all different ideologies. Regardless of yours, if you want to see an active, bi-partisan administration, I ask you to support this ticket. If you want a President and Vice President who are active in debate and pushing the Senate along, I ask you to vote for this ticket.

11717  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What's your favorite Atlas emoticon? on: February 12, 2011, 10:53:28 am
11718  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Would you rather go to a Justin Bieber concert or Welcome the Plague Year show? on: February 12, 2011, 12:49:47 am
Definitely the Justin Bieber concert.
11719  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: MA: Child Support Act (Debating) on: February 11, 2011, 03:40:45 pm
Can we get the section in there that bans the deadbeat parents from gambling or hunting until they pay their child support payments?
*Jumps in*

I like the idea of forbidding the parents from gambling, but I still think it unwise to keep them from hunting. That's a valuable food source to many Mideasterners.

*Jumps out*
11720  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Indiana 2012 Congressional Races on: February 10, 2011, 10:52:19 pm
A better Republican candidate probably would have won (which would have restored the district's tradition of unseating incumbents in years ending in zero).
She came very close to unseating someone who won by just 20 points 2 years earlier, and probably would have won if it hadn't been for the Libertarian in the race. Was she the greatest campaigner in the world? No, but I don't think we could (or can) get anyone better with more name recognition.

Republicans will create a Walorski-friendly district. I've heard legislators talking about it. In November 2012, Jackie Walorski will be elected to the US House with over 50%. I'm calling it now.
11721  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Tmthforu94/Dallasfan65: Accountability. Accessibility. Achievement on: February 10, 2011, 09:39:22 pm
I wanted to take a quick comment on the following statement made by JJ:
Iíve seen the active members in action in the last debate.  One, a current nominee for attorney general, didnít realize that we had ceased hostilities in foreign wars, and the other couldnít explain why we were still paying for it!  One ďenlightenedĒ member criticized me for not drafting legislation, without realizing that it was currently pending in the Senate (I actually had inquired with the President on its status).

Since J.J. is anti-research, I'll provide him myself some info he would have known if he was more active in the game.

An update on this: I've been working with JBrase extensively, as well as Badger, on specific cuts to defense spending. I don't have a finished version to show you all just yet, but as JBrase and I were scanning through the budget, something caught our eye: Funding for the Afghanistan and Iraq wars was at very high levels, despite our downsize there. After sending this notice along to Badger, Iíve learned that we were correct in our guess, as well as being the first to notice this and mention it to him: Despite Badger bringing this up during the Budget Process Committee, we are currently funding the Iraq and Afghanistan wars at the level of itís pre-surge height, according to Badgerís reports. This certainly should have been cut out of the recent budget passed, and under a Tmthforu94/Dallasfan65 administration, I can promise you that it will be cut out.

Please note that my the quoted post was made long before the current debate we're in.
11722  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Second Presidential Debate, Feb. 8 - Feb 10 (OPENING STATEMENTS 1 - 4 PM PST) on: February 10, 2011, 04:20:28 pm
1.  What is your opinion of the recent events surrounding the major political parties of Atlasia?
I think the emergence of a new party has certainly breathed some life into the game. While many feel this election has consisted of much drama and silliness, at the same time, this has been one of the most active election cycles in recent memory.

I hope that the levels of activity currently being displayed by all political parties will continue on into the next four months, but be used in a more positive and less dramatic manner.

2.  Will your focus as President be on the in-game aspect or the real world aspect?  What is the most integral part of this focus?

My administration will place more of an emphasis on reforming the game itself, but we're also going to try and play the game as well. Both of these work hand in hand, so I can't really say I'll exclude one of them in my administration.
11723  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: I'm running for President of Atlasia. on: February 10, 2011, 04:12:37 pm
Good luck, ECR..
11724  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Counties you have been to that no other Atlasian has on: February 10, 2011, 04:11:43 pm
Have other people been to Northeastern California?  I grew up in Nevada County, but I've been everywhere within a two county radius of there, I think.

And international doesn't count folks!  I'm sure I've been to regions of Indonesia none of y'all have been to, as well as possibly the nation of Liechtenstein. 

I actually spent part of my honeymoon in Liechtenstein.

I posted two IL counties before, that never got a hit from another poster, so since the thread is renewed I'll go again.

Stark, IL

I have relatives who live in Bradford, population probably around 1000. It's a small world! Tongue
11725  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Kyl to retire on: February 10, 2011, 03:57:58 pm
To copy the GOP trolls, D+1.

In all seriousness, this is actually a serious pickup opportunity for the Dems.

Goddard seems to be their only semi-decent candidate. Well, that can actually run(seriously, let's be honest, Giffords probably isn't going to be physically capable).
Probably, but unless the national mood is very pro-Democrat (highly unlikely it goes that far), Flake would easily defeat him. If Jan Brewer can beat him by 12 points, Flake shouldn't have a problem.
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