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76  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Californiadreaming on: July 27, 2016, 01:51:44 pm
I don't know him.

Have you been around at all these past 3 days? He's everywhere.
77  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Who are you voting for in the 2016 General Election? on: July 27, 2016, 01:47:34 pm
Lean Trump with a chance of a Kasich write-in or Castle vote if he's on the ballot here.

I used to think you were a good poster with an interesting perspective. Shame.
78  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Potential Wasserman-Schultz Replacements? on: July 27, 2016, 01:45:22 pm
I want someone who has ties to the Sanders campaign. We have to make peace with them, make them a part of the Democratic operation, and make the party more in line with their ideas. Howard Dean, bless his heart, is now too connected to the Democratic leadership to make that kind of peace.

I'd give Bernie the reins on that choice, so long as it isn't someone like CORNEL WEST.

Jeff Merkley or Tulsi Gabbard?
79  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Ideological purity or centrism? on: July 27, 2016, 01:43:25 pm
'Centrism' is an ideology.

No it's not.
80  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Ideological purity or centrism? on: July 27, 2016, 01:42:55 pm
Centrism in the pursuit of centrism leads to like the most corrupt parties in the western world, in my experience.

My question with regards to 'centrism in the pursuit of centrism' is always: where do you draw the line? If the centre ground of the electorate suddenly decided that the NHS is evulll communism and needs to be privatised, then would Blairites and Cameroons argue for that position for the sake of electability, or would they attempt to convince the electorate that it is mistaken? Well we know the answer (hint: the former) but the latter is vastly more desirable imo.

Politicians since the late 80s - early 90s seem to have completely forgotten the very notion of trying to convince voters of anything.
81  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Austrian Elections & Politics 2.0 (Presidential runoff re-vote: 2 Oct. 2016) on: July 27, 2016, 01:41:10 pm
Austrians are so rich that they can also lose all this time (and money) to unnecessary election

But Heaven forbid they spend that money to help refugees instead!
82  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Democratic National Convention days 3 and 4 **live commentary thread** on: July 27, 2016, 10:58:10 am
Really all I see is Frank and Claire Underwood when I see the Clintons now.

The Underwoods are [at least according to the nonsensical rules that govern HoC's universe] highly skilled politicians. The Clintons are not.
I could see the argument for Hillary not being a skilled politician, but Bill is undeniably incredibly politically gifted.

He was pretty good in his prime, but he's mostly lost touch lately. Hillary was always mediocre and she's proving it every day.
You're so bitter lol

Yes, I'm bitter. You know why I'm bitter? Because a narcisistic pathological liar backed by a hostile, regressive, imperialistic autocracy is currently leading in the polls to become the leader of the country I live in. This should not happen, and it would not be happening if the Democrats had actually ran a good candidate.

Well, Cuomo did not run, so Hillary Clinton was the best candidate in the Democratic primary.

I have no idea what alternate universe you live in.
83  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Democratic National Convention days 3 and 4 **live commentary thread** on: July 27, 2016, 10:47:53 am
OK, sure, she's still leading by a point or two. I like my probability of a narcisistic pathological liar backed by a hostile, regressive, imperialistic autocracy becoming the leader of the country I live in to be lower than "slightly less likely than not".
84  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Democratic National Convention days 3 and 4 **live commentary thread** on: July 27, 2016, 10:32:21 am
Really all I see is Frank and Claire Underwood when I see the Clintons now.

The Underwoods are [at least according to the nonsensical rules that govern HoC's universe] highly skilled politicians. The Clintons are not.
I could see the argument for Hillary not being a skilled politician, but Bill is undeniably incredibly politically gifted.

He was pretty good in his prime, but he's mostly lost touch lately. Hillary was always mediocre and she's proving it every day.
You're so bitter lol

Yes, I'm bitter. You know why I'm bitter? Because a narcisistic pathological liar backed by a hostile, regressive, imperialistic autocracy is currently leading in the polls to become the leader of the country I live in. This should not happen, and it would not be happening if the Democrats had actually ran a good candidate.
85  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Democratic National Convention days 3 and 4 **live commentary thread** on: July 27, 2016, 10:24:06 am
Really all I see is Frank and Claire Underwood when I see the Clintons now.

The Underwoods are [at least according to the nonsensical rules that govern HoC's universe] highly skilled politicians. The Clintons are not.
I could see the argument for Hillary not being a skilled politician, but Bill is undeniably incredibly politically gifted.

He was pretty good in his prime, but he's mostly lost touch lately. Hillary was always mediocre and she's proving it every day.
86  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Current Trump Press Conference: I hope Russia finds Hillary's emails on: July 27, 2016, 10:21:00 am
I hope the Hillary camp has the good sense to hammer out this point throughout the campaign. Drumpf is, for all intents and purposes, the protégé of a hostile foreign power. A real-life Manchurian candidate. This is great ad material.
87  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The CrabCake Bureau of Funny Post Archival on: July 27, 2016, 09:32:04 am
Context.
88  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Ideological purity or centrism? on: July 27, 2016, 09:29:26 am
Centrism in the pursuit of centrism leads to like the most corrupt parties in the western world, in my experience.

It's more that corruption in the pursuit of corruption leads to generally centrist parties.
89  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: So that dude who shot Reagan is out. on: July 27, 2016, 09:28:04 am
35 years in jail for attempted murder is not a lenient sentence.
90  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: How would Bernie Sanders' convention be going right now? on: July 27, 2016, 09:12:58 am
Beautifully.
91  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Democratic National Convention days 3 and 4 **live commentary thread** on: July 27, 2016, 09:10:56 am
Really all I see is Frank and Claire Underwood when I see the Clintons now.

The Underwoods are [at least according to the nonsensical rules that govern HoC's universe] highly skilled politicians. The Clintons are not.
92  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Would you support a military coup? on: July 27, 2016, 08:57:23 am
Not in any circumstance that I'm willing to envision for the sake of both the country's and my own future. If you see me unironically advocating for a coup in the US, I'll probably be advocating it from France or Italy.
93  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Democratic National Convention days 3 and 4 **live commentary thread** on: July 27, 2016, 07:56:07 am
For reference, here's the delegate vote map:



lolnh Tongue
94  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Bernie gets teary eyed when his brother casts a vote for him on: July 27, 2016, 07:53:53 am
As someone who voted for Bernie in the primaries, I'm very happy to see the positive reception he's gotten at the DNC. It's clear that the Democratic Party elders and Sanders were able to put aside whatever hard feelings they had, and work together for unity.

Indeed, it's really beautiful to witness. I just wish diehard Berners would learn to calm down and let things go smoothly.
95  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of Reddit? on: July 27, 2016, 07:50:33 am
The worst of humanity.
96  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion on Ray Kurzweil on: July 27, 2016, 07:50:06 am
Futurism is still a thing?
97  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: What is the chance of an October surprise? on: July 27, 2016, 07:48:56 am
A Putin-manufactured "surprise" to help his puppet Drumpf is very likely. Hopefully American patriots will see through it, though.
98  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Describe the Previous Person's Ideology on: July 27, 2016, 07:42:56 am
Edgy Millennial Lefty
99  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of MK? on: July 27, 2016, 07:38:38 am
Tony, reasons why it's very unlikely he's a cop:

-His spelling and grammar skills are sh!t. This is something police candidates are tested on, since it's actually an important part of their job.
-His communication skills are also something that would be noticed because you don't want a cop talking to an armed suspect or doing an interrogation who has the reading/listening comprehension skills that he does and is likely to respond with inane non-sequiturs as he so often does.
-His posts about guns mostly just amount to "HAR HAR GUNS ROCK OMG I LOVE GUNS" and he just uses bumper sticker talking points about gun control when it comes to things like defending civilian ownership of the AR-15. An actual cop would know a little bit more detail about guns.
-He lies through his teeth constantly, such as claiming that Obama openly admires Karl Marx. Why believe him here?

You're probably right and that's relieving.

I guess that even after 6 years on here I remain too trusting of people's good faith. Tongue
100  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What should the previous poster's username be? on: July 27, 2016, 07:30:23 am
250-posts-in-3-days
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