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1  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Why do Republicans worship the owl? on: May 22, 2015, 11:07:02 am

Nixons thoughts on the matter are pretty funny though.
2  General Politics / International General Discussion / Coup in Burundi on: May 13, 2015, 06:50:52 pm
Seems to be similar in many ways to the recent coup in burkina faso.

The whereabouts of Burundi’s president, Pierre Nkurunziza – initially reported on Wednesday to be flying home from a summit in Tanzania – were unknown after a former ally launched a coup in his absence following weeks of protests sparked by Nkurunziza’s deeply unpopular decision to seek a third term in office. There was ­speculation late on Wednesday that the president may have travelled to a third country elsewhere in the region.
3  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: some dirt on O'Malley for the liberals who like him on: May 12, 2015, 05:53:43 pm
I mean we all watched the wire right? Im pretty sure that was a plot line.
4  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Breaking News: New forum is up and running - sign up now! on: May 12, 2015, 01:26:58 am
Dont approve me, I was bored and drunk and didn't capitalize my name properly. Plus I don't really want to be there.
5  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you binge drink? on: May 12, 2015, 01:11:38 am
Ive cut back, but yes I do.
6  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Erdogan once again in Germany for illegal campaign visit on: May 11, 2015, 02:41:10 pm
He's not interfering with an election outside his country; he's campaigning for the 2015 Turkish general election.

Thus apparently breaking Turkish law, which apparently doesn't matter, because Turkey apparently has become a government of men, rather than one of laws, so the law is selectively applied by a toothless and/or corrupt judiciary.
As if turkey has ever been anything different?
7  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Italy 2014-2015: The Italicum Wars on: April 27, 2015, 02:32:33 pm
So Lega Nord has consistently overtaken Forza Italia in the national polls, for a few months now (13-14 vs. 12-13). What does that mean exactly ? Better diffusion of the LN vote nation-wide ? Or mega-overperformance in the North like 60 % ? And how is Lega Nord going to compete in the Centre and the South ?
They created a spinoff list for the south.
8  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: 1500+ killed in Nepal earthquake on: April 25, 2015, 11:34:36 am
Not sure I would bother with putting the death toll in the title at this point. Its probably gonna go way up. I believe the last article i saw said they hadn't even reached areas in the epicenter.
9  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: wtf is this Yemen blowoup? on: April 25, 2015, 10:49:33 am
Funny thing about saleh. Is that he is now allied with the houthis and brought about half the army with him. [his son is a major general or something] that is likely why they've had success in capturing parts of the south.
10  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 Senatorial Election Polls / Re: WI-Marquette: Feingold (D) with dominant lead against Sen. Johnson (R) on: April 17, 2015, 10:12:58 am
Massive outlier - I'm skeptical. Need more corroborating evidence. But certainly looks good for Feingold at this point.

Ron Johnson's election in 2010 is looking like a massive outlier at this point.
Its more of a electorate thing. feingold wouldn't have lost in 2012 but would have in 2014.
11  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: It's official on: April 12, 2015, 08:15:37 pm

The opposition is a cheery mix of ignorance, hatred, and bigotry. You lost; religious dogma has no place dictating the laws of society.

Which is why the endless need to flaunt in people's faces?

Existing isn't flaunting.

It's really no use, King. He's probably the type of guy that goes to the Castro district to yell at all the "fags" (and then maybe to the bathhouse...)
Countryclasssf claims to be gay so that's almost certain.
12  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Wisconsin Megathread: 2014 Aftermath and 2016 Senate Speculation on: April 12, 2015, 12:40:09 pm
Althouse has analyzed this at length.

Yup. Abrahamson's argument makes no sense. Even if she were re-elected as Chief Justice, if the constitution changes, she wouldn't necessarily still hold that position. This reminds me of when Cuyahoga County massively overhauled its county charter and a bunch of sitting office holders had their positions taken away from them. Shirley Abrahamson's power as Chief Justice stems from her being given that power by the Wisconsin State Constitution. After April 29th, the Wisconsin State Constitution will no longer give her that power. That's how amendments work.

I must say though, that the voters of Wisconsin re-elected Bradley and passed that amendment makes no sense. I would love to hear a coherent explanation of someone could vote for Bradley and Yes on the amendment. Yet, both passed, so clearly a lot of people did.
Believing in retention of judges/not caring but thinking the amendment sounds More democratic/feel goody? Though perhaps you don't think that's coherent reasoning. Tongue
13  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: CA-24: Capps retiring on: April 08, 2015, 08:40:30 pm
She was born not too far from where I live, other than that I know very little about her.
14  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: anne hathaway on: April 07, 2015, 01:28:51 am
Hot (normal).
15  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Would you rather live in Des Moines, Iowa or Oklahoma City? on: April 07, 2015, 01:24:01 am
Des Moines  even though Oklahoma city probably has a better downtown.
16  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Are Arabs White? on: March 28, 2015, 01:51:05 pm
The vast majority are. But arab is a rather broad term.
17  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Tulsi Gabbard and the BJP on: March 18, 2015, 08:32:18 am
Another ignorant, ethnocentric atlas thread about the BJP. Oh great. Roll Eyes

So, the BJP had been in power for almost a year now. What exactly have they done that would set them apart from other right wing parties like the Republicans? They are different from European conservative parties but they have a fascist base just like the republicans do here in America. The question is do they allow those people to call the shots. Are they? Give me specific examples.

As for me, the BJP has disappointed me but that was to be expected. Can't really expect any political party in India to immediately implement the needed reforms. And they do cater to their idiot base by changing things in textbooks and other sh**t like that. I am not excusing that behavior but Republicans do sh**t like that all the time!!! Why hold the BJP to a different standard?

That a Democrat would endorse a right-wing party in another country is ridiculous.

Did she actually endorse the BJP? She was just against a patronizing, "white man's burden" type non-sensical legislation. Should the Indian parliament call on America to improve its racial situation?
Many of the cosponsors are black.
18  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: 19 year old, unarmed black man shot dead by police in Madison, WI on: March 10, 2015, 07:19:19 pm
There is (was?) a black person in Madison, WI?
Surprisingly yes, though Robinson identified as multiracial according to his parents.
19  General Politics / Economics / Re: 295.000 jobs created in February, unemployment rate down to 5.5% on: March 10, 2015, 05:15:37 pm
Measly manufacturing growth.
That tends to happen with a strong dollar.
20  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Atlas Forum IRC Channel, Thread 2 on: March 05, 2015, 06:00:45 pm
21  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Chicago PD's torture and interrogation facility exposed on: February 25, 2015, 07:19:36 pm
Cant really say im surprised.
22  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Favorabilty of public institutions on: February 24, 2015, 06:41:58 pm
None of them [Normal]
23  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Chicago mayoral election today (24 February 2015) on: February 24, 2015, 05:38:57 pm
Wilson will very likely come out ahead of Garcia.
24  Forum Community / Survivor / Re: 2014 Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Survivor on: February 23, 2015, 10:54:47 pm
Mike Michaud
25  Forum Community / Survivor / Re: 2014 Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Survivor on: February 22, 2015, 10:34:06 am
Davis and Ige
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