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76  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What is your dream job? on: July 25, 2014, 12:21:02 pm
Doctor Who companion...

You win this thread.
77  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: French Communes mapgasm on: July 25, 2014, 11:51:12 am
That Corrèze-Cantal-Lozère region really did love their Chirac. Tongue
78  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of outofbox6/Thomas Jefferson on: July 25, 2014, 09:37:06 am

Yeah, I think The Worst has been dethroned.
79  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring on: July 25, 2014, 09:34:42 am
I see nothing wrong with polyamory, and I don't think anyone with sound moral principles could possibly object to it.
80  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: Pacific Voting Booth: Merger Referendum on: July 25, 2014, 06:09:02 am
Aye
81  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Bacon King Institute of Comedy on: July 25, 2014, 05:26:26 am
Context:

Djehff-brOWn

with the 'ow' sound like 'owl'
82  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: How do you pronounce the word "cretin"? on: July 25, 2014, 04:55:00 am
Option 2 makes far more sense for a European.
83  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: Clash of Kings, an ASOIAF Game (Gameplay - 300 AL (1) - A Time for Wolves) on: July 25, 2014, 04:54:28 am
Sorry to be the usual prick, but when will we get the POV update?
84  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Favourite latest post by previous poster on: July 25, 2014, 04:44:47 am
YES!
85  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Should California be broken up into 6 separate states? on: July 25, 2014, 04:31:10 am
It should be split in 3 States IMO. SoCal / Coastal NorCal / Inland NorCal.
86  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Man Accidentally Killed by Police Choke Hold in Staten Island on: July 25, 2014, 04:25:24 am
These barbaric monsters should immediately be fired from the police and charged with murder.
87  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: French Communes mapgasm on: July 25, 2014, 04:05:09 am
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88  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Simple Truths Silver Mine on: July 24, 2014, 04:40:27 pm
He'd be pretty busy with his continued escalation of Iraq and Afghanistan, his invasion of Iran/Syria and his on-going search for bin Laden.
89  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Wisconsin/Wyoming Senators on: July 24, 2014, 03:49:51 pm
All HP except Baldwin.
90  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: Alternate US States on: July 24, 2014, 01:46:10 pm
Sure, that would work fine. Wink
91  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: Alternate US States on: July 24, 2014, 11:53:47 am
Capital: It would be just wrong to have it be anywhere else than in NYC. Probably the Statehouse should be located in Manhattan, considering its historical centrality.

I don't know where were they'd have enough room to build statehouse on the island, unless they took over City Hall.

Let's say that in this scenario, the new State map would have been enacted somewhere in the late 1950s (so that it first comes into effect with the 1960 election). Would there have been room left in Manhattan at that time? Otherwise, I guess it could be in the Bronx.
92  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: Alternate US States on: July 24, 2014, 11:13:06 am
THIS IS FREAKING AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I just read all the seven pages in one go, this is just freaking amazing.... PLEASE FEED US MORE OF YOUR DIVINE BRILLIANCE, ANTONIO! This is just the ultimate Nerd-gasm...

Well, wow! It's nice to see that my work elicits such... passion. Smiley
93  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Marvel vs. DC on: July 24, 2014, 10:39:30 am
Batman > X-Men > Superman > Avengers > Green Lantern > Spiderman, so it's a bit hard for me. Tongue
94  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What is your dream job? on: July 24, 2014, 10:30:40 am
stand up comedy, writer on a comedy show

That idea makes me shudder.
thanks?

Yeah, sorry dude, but you really don't strike me as having a natural talent for comedy. Tongue
95  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Best German-speaking country on: July 24, 2014, 10:14:25 am
Germany is clearly the correct choice.
96  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What is your dream job? on: July 24, 2014, 10:12:27 am
stand up comedy, writer on a comedy show

That idea makes me shudder.
97  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Homely's new maps thread on: July 24, 2014, 09:58:21 am
Homely, as usual, we bow down to you!
98  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: The Rehabilitation of Martha Coakley on: July 24, 2014, 09:50:29 am
I can't imagine how weak the Democratic field must be in order for Coakley to be the frontrunner. This seems really crazy.
99  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: Alternate US States on: July 24, 2014, 09:39:35 am
New York

Making up about 2/3 of its original population, this diminished New York State retains within its border the city that makes it famous, as well as Long Island and the five counties of its close northern suburbs. To no one's surprise, it is a one-party Democratic State, giving Democratic presidential candidates extremely lopsided margins. In fact, this is probably the most overwhelmingly Democratic State in modern elections (Obama's home State of Hawaii gave him only slightly higher margins).

NY Presidential election results, 1960-2012:


However, it must be noted that New York has not always been quite so democratic. While Democrats have always performed better there than nationwide, for a long time the State remained vulnerable to Republican waves. Traditionally,New York used to be an extremely polarized State: the four man boroughs were Democratic countries, while Long Island, Staten Island, and the Northern suburbs leaned strongly toward the Republican Party. Most of the time, the densely populated inner NYC (it makes up about 60% of the State's population, but only a slim majority of the votes cast, due to poor turnout) easily outweighed the Republican periphery. However, in the 1980s, Reagan's overwhelming popularity in suburban New York allowed him to win the State twice. I was actually pretty amazed when I realized that: I even double-checked my excel formula to make sure I hadn't made any mistake, but no, he really did carry a State that now gives 70% of its vote to Obama. Tongue

Here's the 1984 county map, to give you an idea.



That year, Reagan defeated Mondale by a razor-thin 0.2 points, 49.9% to 49.7%. In this map you can see what happened. Mondale carried the four borough. Mondale carried Manhattan by 45 points, the Bronx by 34, Brooklyn by 23, and the Queens by a paltry 7. Meanwhile, Reagan distanced Mondale by 30 points in Staten Island, 28 points in Long Island, by 20 points in the two inner suburban counties of Westchester and Rockland, and by 36 points in the two northernmost counties of Dutchess and Orange. In short, New York State in the 1980s was split in two: an uber-Democratic urban core, and a just as strongly Republican suburban ring.

What has changed since, accounting for the State's massive Democratic trend, are mostly the suburbs, which are now solidly in the Democratic column. In 2012 for example, Obama did better than nationwide in every county except Putnam (Romney's only victory), Staten Island, and Long Island's Suffolk County. The four borough have also fallen even further into Democratic hands, to the point that Romney couldn't break 20% in any of them. In short, chopping of Upstate NY doesn't change much in presidential politics. From a State that has maybe 0.1% of voting Republican anytime soon, we get a State where this chance is maybe 0.001%. Tongue The remaining now is: what about Upstate, or, as it's called in this scenario, the State of Adirondack? Are there enough Democrats there to keep it in line, or did this split Result in a Republican gain of about 10-15 Electoral Votes?

Capital: It would be just wrong to have it be anywhere else than in NYC. Probably the Statehouse should be located in Manhattan, considering its historical centrality.

Governor: Andrew Cuomo could still easily take the spot, but he'd probably face a sizable opposition on his left and a solidly Democratic State Legislature would thwart the most right-wing aspects of his agenda.

Senators: Charlie Rangel (class 1) and Chuck Schumer (class 3) - if this State can't have at least one African-American in its statewide elected offices, I don't know which one can. Tongue

Representatives: With Democrats in total control of the State Legislature, they could probably easily pull a gerrymander and take all the State's seats for themselves. That said, I'm not sure they would do it. Regardless, even under the current bipartisan map they already control all but two seats in that area, so things wouldn't change much.
100  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The New Irony Ore Mine on: July 24, 2014, 06:19:41 am
Well he's already flooding this thread with unfunny inside jokes and memes so I'm not optimistic.
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