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1  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What do you always associate Indiana with? on: Today at 10:52:02 am
Music-wise:

Michael Jackson, John Cougar Mellencamp
2  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone IV - Hungover on: April 28, 2016, 03:03:42 pm
So my best friend, who I have known for more than two-thirds of my life,  has gotten engaged. No big deal...

(Seriously, I couldn't be happier for him and his bride-to-be.)
3  General Politics / International General Discussion / Fire destroys Delhi's natural history museum on: April 28, 2016, 01:29:38 am
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/apr/26/massive-fire-guts-delhis-natural-history-museum

The entire collection has been destroyed. Sad
4  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Ted Cruz major announcement at 4 PM on: April 27, 2016, 11:31:17 am
I see, so its a desperate play for California.

Yes, losing a Senate election in California by 10 points really demonstrates what an asset Carleton Sneed will be to the (not going to happen lol) Cruz general election campaign.
5  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Best One-Hit Wonders? on: April 27, 2016, 10:50:34 am
I like "Since U Been Gone" by Kelly Clarkson. I will try to think of some more later.

lmao
6  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: Christians: Most influential person in your faith? on: April 27, 2016, 10:47:39 am
Probably John Wesley or Martin Luther King, Jr.
7  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Is Wario a libertarian? on: April 27, 2016, 10:46:50 am
old meme is old
8  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: Ethnic groups, assimilation and voting on: April 27, 2016, 10:45:33 am
Were Jewish Americans heavily D prior to FDR? 

Yes they were. In fact, many of the more secular, working class Jews voted for the radical Left! (i.e. the Socialist Party of America - Eugene Debs being their most successful candidate, of course.)
9  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Ted Cruz major announcement at 4 PM on: April 27, 2016, 09:50:39 am
Maybe he's gonna come out of left field and endorse Trump??

10  General Politics / Individual Politics / The utter irrelevance of "more Republicans than Democrats voted for the CRA" on: April 25, 2016, 04:07:46 pm
There's been this abuse going around of a historical fact that, while technically true, is utterly irrelevant" to the modern American political discourse. I am speaking, naturally, of the fact that more congressional Republicans than Democrats voted for the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Technically true, but utterly irrelevant - as I will demonstrate below.

Consider the other historical fact that Senator Barry Goldwater - who Ronald Reagan quite famously endorsed for the Republican presidential nomination with his keynote address at the 1964 Republican National Convention - voted against the Civil Rights Act. The result? In Goldwater's historic landslide loss in 1964 to President Johnson, five Deep Southern/Dixiecratic states voted for Goldwater, and by significant margins. The only other state that Goldwater won was his home state of Arizona. IIRC, there was only one Southern Republican in the Senate at the time of the Civil Rights Act: John Tower of Texas. He, too, voted against the CRA.

Over the following years after the CRA's passage, white Southerners defected to the Republican Party: first at the presidential level, then at the congressional and gubernatorial levels, then at the level of state legislatures, and finally, at the local level. The old Yellow Dog Democrats of the Solid South are an increasingly endangered species.

Today, white Southerners are the single largest and most loyal bloc of Republican voters, particularly at the presidential and congressional levels. But I am sure that none of these historical and political trends are related to the Civil Rights Act's passage in 1964.
11  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: Were Landon, Wilkie and Dewey more conservative than Eisenhower? on: April 25, 2016, 10:27:03 am
Eisenhower was the archetypal postwar Establishment conservative.
12  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Barack Obama vs. Volume 5: Bush the Elder on: April 25, 2016, 10:24:56 am
The one who wasn't involved in Iran-Contra and didn't pardon basically everybody involved.
13  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: What would you call a fiscal conservative/social liberal who isn't a libertarian? on: April 25, 2016, 10:23:52 am
"Fiscal conservatism" isn't an actual ideology.
14  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Grassley: FBI could leak Clinton email investigation on: April 25, 2016, 09:54:17 am
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Grassley, Iowa’s senior senator and chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said an anonymous and unauthorized release of FBI investigative materials could result if officials at the agency believed prosecution of Clinton was stymied for political reasons.

“Is there going to be political interference? If there’s enough evidence to prosecute, will there be political interference?” Grassley wondered aloud during a breakfast meeting with the Des Moines A.M. Rotary club on Friday. “And if there’s political interference, then I assume that somebody in the FBI is going to leak these reports and it’s either going to have an effect politically or it’s going to lead to prosecution if there’s enough evidence.”

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When asked by Radio Iowa reporter O. Kay Henderson after the breakfast if he was suggesting the FBI should leak investigative findings, Grassley expounded on his comment.

“I wouldn’t be encouraging it because if it’s a violation of law, I can’t be encouraging a violation of law,” he said. “This is kind of my own opinion, this is something I’ve heard.”


Article.
15  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Best One-Hit Wonders? on: April 24, 2016, 04:01:55 pm
Willi One Blood  -  "What Really Drives Me Crazy (Whiney Whiney)"

Oh, you meant best one-hit wonders.
16  General Discussion / Constitution and Law / Is this the most logical interpretation of the Second Amendment? on: April 24, 2016, 12:13:00 pm
My interpretation:

"Since a well regulated militia is necessary for the security of a free State, it is critical that the right of the People to keep and bear arms is not infringed by the federal government (and by extension, state and local governments)."

Based on the historical context of Colonial, Revolutionary, and post-Revolutionary America.

Discuss.
17  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: any of you guys heard of Davis Aurini? on: April 23, 2016, 08:53:23 pm
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Much of Aurini's most noteworthy racesplaining, such as "Why Blacks Fail", has been taken down,[10] and only survives in excerpts or mirrors posted by stunned critics.[11] (This humanises Aurini, in that it suggests, against all odds, a capacity for embarrassment.)

Although he has many things to say in accord with white nationalism, and the immense value of white culture, he stresses that he does not align himself with white nationalism as a movement, as he considers it "a movement for losers".[12] Despite calling himself reactionary and neoreactionary, he is not a fan of the alt-right (the neo-Nazi end of neoreaction), describing them as "Leftist infiltration of the Right".[13] (That this coincides with TheRightStuff considering him a ridiculous fool[14] is mere happenstance.)

Quite possibly the finest Aurini video on race is "Ethno-Nationalism and the Metaphysics of Virtue".[15] In this video you will learn the horror of leftist "snake melon"[16] Jews — who, it turns out, were actually responsible for the Holocaust — that black nationalists cause single mothers, and that "the white southerner version of slavery was the kindest, gentlest and most righteous form of slavery that ever existed", and white culture deserves credit for that, dammit. However, he disapproves of white nationalists who want more white babies without considering "virtue": "I've seen the vilest white-knight beta male behaviour out of these degenerates". The video concludes with a rant about where your pineal gland is pointing and the value of divine creativity.

“”The holocaust did not arise ex nihilo. There had been these manipulative, snake-melon Jews, who had been screwing over Europeans for centuries — it wasn't a majority by any means, but there were enough of them — and Jewish enclaves protected these people, brought them in and profited from their evil, eventually leading to the Holocaust. Which, believe me, I'm not apologising for the Holocaust, but it happened for distinct reasons. And by bringing these leftist Jews into the Jewish narrative, you're tempting God for another Shoah.["/b]

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"In discussing sluts versus whores, I would start with the premise that all women are whores, and that all sex, done properly, is a financial exchange."

—In "Sluts, Whores, and the Economics of the Star Trek Universe"[17]

Apart from his famous observation that "women in our culture have become the most decadent sluts since the fall of Rome"[18] in his podcast "Neomasculinity" Aurini discusses the wisdom he's gained from Roosh V:[19]

"We have game, which is certainly useful. It's a skill that every man should have to some degree or another. You don't just use it for picking up sluts in bars, okay, this isn't pick-up artistry, it's just how you relate to women. You use game, yes, to meet girls at bars. You also use it with your wife. Or even your nieces. A man with game, y'know, knows how to relate to women. And even little girls are still, they are little women."

—why Davis probably doesn't get invited to family barbecues any more

And, of course, as he noted on Twitter:[20]

“Heterosexual male attraction to youth and innocence? Pervert. Furry other-kin? Normal."

http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Davis_Aurini
18  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: Ethnic groups, assimilation and voting on: April 23, 2016, 12:53:24 pm
How about these two groups: Armenian Americans, and Lebanese Americans?
19  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / WaPo: The ‘Never Trump’ movement had the Worst Week in Washington on: April 23, 2016, 11:42:00 am
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Remember Wisconsin? That state's primary on April 5 was the beginning of the end for Donald Trump, insisted the " Never Trump" movement within the GOP. The gig was up! Voters were on to him! He was imploding!

Fourteen days later, Trump took more than 60 percent of the vote and all but a handful of the available 95 delegates in New York's primary. Trump's across-the-board win zeroed out Ted Cruz's mathematical chances of getting to the 1,237 delegate threshold before the July national party convention. Meaning that Trump is now the only one of the three Republican candidates still in the race who can secure a majority of the delegates on the first ballot.

The calendar will only get better for Trump. He could well sweep all five states -- Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut, Delaware and Rhode Island -- that vote on Tuesday, further adding to his momentum. And a new poll released Friday showed Trump leading Cruz in Indiana's May 3 primary, a state where the "Never Trump" forces have already dedicated lots of time and money and the winner can take most or all of the state's crucial 57 delegates.

Article.
20  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: Ethnic groups, assimilation and voting on: April 22, 2016, 11:45:47 am
From what I've observed...

Russian Americans: Less assimilated more R, more assimilated more D.
21  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Prince Has Died at the age of 57 on: April 21, 2016, 12:58:50 pm
RIP to the Purple One. Greatest musical talent to come out of Minneapolis, bar none.
22  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Can we dispel with this fiction... on: April 21, 2016, 11:13:24 am
Kasich would have to actually accept such an offer, and my hunch is that he'd turn it down. 

Your hunch would be correct.
23  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / IN-09: GOP primary candidate's sole campaign donor is his dad on: April 17, 2016, 01:26:40 pm
lmao
24  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / NC: Gay waitress tipped by customers with Bible verse calling for her death on: April 16, 2016, 12:56:23 pm
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A gay waitress in North Carolina shared a bill revealing what she described as a hateful message a group of diners recently left her instead of a tip.

“I’ve heard of people leaving fake money, or writing funny stuff in the tip spot of a check,” Alexandra Judd told WBTV-TV. “But never believed it would happen to me, in the way that it did.”


Judd posted a picture online of the bill from the group’s visit to her Charlotte restaurant on Tuesday. The photo shows an abbreviation for the Old Testament verse Leviticus 20:13 listed under “tip.” It states, “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.”

The bottom of the bill also shows the message, “Praying for you” written in under the diners’ signature. She told WBTV that the group was “very rude” to her during their visit.



http://www.rawstory.com/2016/04/gay-north-carolina-waitress-reveals-that-customers-tipped-her-with-bible-verse-calling-for-her-death/#.VxBP_6C5r44.reddit

Nice to see these customers living out the Christian values of love and compassion! Smiley
25  General Discussion / Constitution and Law / Re: How long would it take for Atlas to repeal the 22nd amendment? on: April 14, 2016, 08:15:18 pm
FWIW, the best President of the 20th century was elected four times.
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