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76  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Leave of Absence (again) on: November 06, 2014, 05:58:08 pm
Well, it's about to be midnight here, so time to go! Have fun, everyone (but especially Republicans Tongue)! Smiley
77  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Democrats bail on Mary Landrieu (Politico) on: November 06, 2014, 05:53:08 pm
Well, Politico created Gillespiementum, so it might well manage to spark off Landrieumentum! Tongue



Just kidding, she's toast.
78  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: What is your personal opinion on the US political system? on: November 06, 2014, 05:52:06 pm
Beyond horrible.
79  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Thread. on: November 06, 2014, 05:35:00 pm
Have Abrahams and Nolan taken over all SciFi / Fantastic / Superhero movies everywhere? It sure looks so (X-Men is the only exception that comes to mind).

The Marvel/Avengers movies haven't anything to do with Abrams or Nolan. Neither does Zack Snyder's Superman/Batman/Justice League reboot series which started with Man of Steel.

Didn't Nolan direct Man of Steel? Huh

No, Zack Snyder did. After having looked it up, Chris Nolan was in fact one of the movie's producers though.

Oh, I see why I made that mistake. Tongue I often confuse directors, producers, and sometimes even writers in a movie.
80  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Hillary Clinton on: November 06, 2014, 05:19:04 pm
Not really a HP, but Dems nominating her would be an absolute catastrophe for the party. Even (and actually maybe even more so) if she ends up winning. She represents everything we need to move away from.
81  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Thread. on: November 06, 2014, 05:16:26 pm
Have Abrahams and Nolan taken over all SciFi / Fantastic / Superhero movies everywhere? It sure looks so (X-Men is the only exception that comes to mind).

The Marvel/Avengers movies haven't anything to do with Abrams or Nolan. Neither does Zack Snyder's Superman/Batman/Justice League reboot series which started with Man of Steel.

Didn't Nolan direct Man of Steel? Huh
82  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Which Losing Democrat ran the best campaign? on: November 06, 2014, 05:12:27 pm
If Begich miraculously wins

It's not going to happen.
83  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Political careers that were ended on November 4th on: November 06, 2014, 04:33:50 pm
I'm not entirely sure about Wendy Davis, but otherwise this list is spot on.

Oh, I think her political career is dead, but I definitely think she has a shot at being a talking head.

Had she not gotten completely blown out of the water, I could've seen a future for her. But the blowout was just embarrassing, even factoring in that it was a Republican wave.

She just performed like a generic Democrat, which isn't bad considering it was a midterm. Let us see where she can get with a good turnout.
84  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Political careers that were ended on November 4th on: November 06, 2014, 04:26:39 pm
I'm not entirely sure about Wendy Davis, but otherwise this list is spot on.
85  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Which Losing Democrat ran the best campaign? on: November 06, 2014, 04:24:53 pm
Probably Begich, with Hagan close second. That's what makes their losses so heart-wrenching.
86  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Thread. on: November 06, 2014, 04:17:16 pm
Have Abrahams and Nolan taken over all SciFi / Fantastic / Superhero movies everywhere? It sure looks so (X-Men is the only exception that comes to mind).
87  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Leave of Absence (again) on: November 06, 2014, 04:09:51 pm
The fact is, I need to focus on ... Christmas

Ha. Cheesy
88  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Democrats choose trial lawyers over Silicon Valley on: November 06, 2014, 03:50:54 pm
read this piece from the WSJ.

How about no?

On the main topic, Lief said everything that needed to be said.
89  Forum Community / Forum Community / Baaaaaaack! on: November 06, 2014, 03:47:41 pm
No, this has nothing to do with the shellacking we got on Thursday - although the timing is rather fitting. Tongue

The fact is, I need to focus on actually studying and generally preparing my future moves. This is probably my most crucial year since I graduated from High School, and I might be in huge trouble if I don't get serious right now. I plan to stay out of the forum for roughly a month - although it could extend to as long as until Christmas, depending how things go.

So, see you guys soon enough. And please keep me in your thoughts, 'cause I will need everything I can get! Smiley
90  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Any way Begich hangs on? on: November 06, 2014, 02:44:53 pm
My feeling about this:

91  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Atlas Forum IRC Channel, Thread 2 on: November 06, 2014, 02:37:05 pm
Ugh, I can't find the channel! Why?!?
92  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: National turn-out was 36.6%, the lowest since 1940 on: November 06, 2014, 02:32:10 pm
On a slightly less depressing note, it looks like turnout did improve compared to 2010 in key battleground States, according to 538:



Of course it would make sense that turnout would grow in States that weren't competitive in 2010, but Colorado, Florida, Alaska, Wisconsin and NH all had some fairly contested elections. So the postitive turnout numbers might mean that Democrats did do a decent job at mobilizing their base, after all (though it wasn't enough to save them).
93  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Simple Truths Silver Mine on: November 06, 2014, 01:36:40 pm
This is just embarrassing. F'ing lazy Americans. We don't deserve democracy. Maybe Obama should just do what all the right wingers say he already does and declare himself dictator. I doubt all the morons watching Honey Boo Boo and Duck Dynasty instead of taking 5 minutes to vote will notice.
94  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Should mid-term and other elections (excl. special elections) ... on: November 06, 2014, 01:14:53 pm
No, we should just increase the Presidential and congressional terms to 6 and 3 respectively, and make voting compulsory.
95  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Democrats/progressives: Do you have hope left for North Carolina? on: November 06, 2014, 01:09:29 pm
Yeah, despite everything the trends should still favor us in the long run.
96  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: National turn-out was 36.6%, the lowest since 1940 on: November 06, 2014, 01:02:25 pm
[Inks]ing morons.
97  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Cheer up Dems! We're still winning the long game on: November 06, 2014, 08:51:40 am
This sounds like a poster REALLY trying to find some good out of a terrible night.

Exactly. This was a horrible year for us no matter how we slick it.
98  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Demographic makeup of state electorates (compared to past years) on: November 05, 2014, 04:37:43 pm
So, do we have any reliable data on that? I'd like to understand if the Dems lost because the base didn't show up or because they actually lost support.
99  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: NRCC Chair Walden declares 100 Year Reich on: November 05, 2014, 04:29:53 pm
The US wouldn't survive to 20 years of Republican majority anyway.
100  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Which Election Year Was More Awesome? on: November 05, 2014, 04:25:41 pm
You mean the least dreadfully atrocious? I guess 1994, since at least there was some basic logic to its outcome (incumbent with a null record, economy doing poorly, same party in power for the past 40 years). 2014 is striking for its sheer absurdity.
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