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1  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Question of the day: Does Nate Silver roam Atlas's 2016 Board? on: August 23, 2016, 10:52:21 pm
Yes, but mostly just to cruise for gay sex.
2  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Mike Rowe has some very passionate feelings about "uneducated" trump voters on: August 23, 2016, 10:48:36 pm
I always suspected the despite his amazing narration voice the Mike Rowe was an a$$hole.

Point proven.
3  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Clinton address in Reno to focus on Trump's ties to Alt-Right/White Nationalism on: August 23, 2016, 10:31:12 pm
A white person claiming colourblindness is one of the most ignorant, tone deaf, and ridiculously self-congratulatory things I can think of.

This is more ed up than anything seriously has written in this thread.

on the contrary, it's spot on.
4  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Coulter: If Clinton wins, illegal immigrant amnesty means permanent D majority on: August 23, 2016, 10:20:53 pm
Hmm, I really don't know why the Republican vote share of Hispanics/Latinos is reaching record lows. Really, no idea whatsoever.

George H.W. holds the record for lowest percentage of Hispanic voters in an election. Perhaps it was his pro-amnesty stance, eh? Give them amnesty, and they give you 21% of their vote. Nice gratitude.

the guy was such a $hitty president he only got 39% of the vote. 21% of Hispanics under the circumstances isn't bad.
5  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Hillary could be only the 4th person to win all 13 original colonies on: August 23, 2016, 10:14:35 pm
she'll be lucky to take GA, and simply won't win SC.
6  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential General Election Polls / Re: CBS/YouGov: Clinton+6 in OH, IA very close on: August 21, 2016, 05:18:33 pm
+6 in Ohio makes sense if Clinton is +10 or +11 in PA

What the hell is going on in Iowa?

seriously. lack of minorities.

He's not doing well (even relatively) in states like WI or NH though.

sorry. i meant "not enough minorities?" i'm genuinely confused.
7  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: If Clinton wins and Dems regain the House and the Senate... on: August 21, 2016, 05:12:29 pm
The 23rd amendment complicates granting DC statehood. Puerto Rico has never unambiguously come out in favor of statehood and until it can get its finances back in order,they'd be crazy to accept that.

Angry Republicans could contest such a move, but in reality the Constitution doesn't say that DC has to be the size it is. They can shrink it down to just the White House/Congress and other important federal buildings and then turn the rest into a state the same way they would any other territory. In the end it would be something that Congress/Pres alone could do.

I don't understand why Democrats are not pushing this. First, it's wrong to deny them representation, and second, it would give Democrats 2 (virtually) permanent Senators and 1 Rep. Even if just for partisan purposes it would be highly beneficial to both the party and the citizens of DC. I can tell you for sure that DC citizens not having true representation is not exactly a well-liked virtue of living in the district.

that's an odd situation. the most natural division would be the Potomac. but then if one reduces the DC to a square km or two, they'd still have 3 EVs under the 23rd Amend. People would largely scream bloody murder for granting that to someplace less than a 10th the population of Wyoming (and not just Republicans).
8  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential General Election Polls / Re: CBS/YouGov: Clinton+6 in OH, IA very close on: August 21, 2016, 02:59:45 pm
+6 in Ohio makes sense if Clinton is +10 or +11 in PA

What the hell is going on in Iowa?

seriously. lack of minorities.
9  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: How and where does Trump crack the blue wall? on: August 21, 2016, 02:43:59 pm


On Trump's best possible day, THIS could happen.

I'm throwing in the outside chance that New Mexico's Johnson vote draws more votes from Clinton than Trump, which well may play out.

No
10  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Trump Hits To Hispanic Leaders Openness To Legalization For Immigrants on: August 21, 2016, 02:43:22 pm

This is how you win, folks. Trump is pulling out all the stops. It just may work, who knows? Remember to never overestimate the voting public.

No, it's not how you win. It's how you try to give yourself a chance.

He could have given himself a much better chance if he had started his campaign that way. At this late date he's just gasping his last breaths, flailing around, trying anything he can think of to stay afloat.

In the past, he "won" because he plays dirty and cheats. If that works during this Presidential election then it'll be a very sad day in this country.

Cheats?  Donald Trump won free and fair primary elections; that's how he got nominated.  The e-mails tell a story of how the DNC hosed Bernie Sanders; is that considered "cheating" as well?

Oh please? FB. The DNC had minimal practical impact on the primary results. Roll Eyes
11  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Which Midwestern state is Hillary most likely to lose? on: August 21, 2016, 02:38:18 pm
According to all 3 of 538's models, Minnesota

Only because there hasn't been an MN poll in ages, so there's probably more uncertainty in the model.

Yeah, the closet of these three states he's bound to lose in PROBABLY Minnesota.
12  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Will Johnson win any counties? on: August 21, 2016, 02:35:36 pm
^ Loving County is also a good option. Its the least populous county, went for Perot in 1992 and borders New Mexico (which could feasibly boost Johnson there).

No. He probably won't even get second in any.

It's possible if it's sufficiently Republican enough and small enough. President Obama only beat Gary Johnson by four votes (5-1) in King County, Texas in 2012 (I think it was literally President Obama's worst county in the country both times). If Hillary doesn't improve on that, literally one family could put him in second.

I'll take "places I'd never want to live" for $200, Alex.

Btw, there were like...20 people voting in Loving County in 2012 and about 80 in King.

Hehehe. Good one. Grin
13  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Johnson: Romney, Leavitt "guaranteed" places in my administration on: August 21, 2016, 02:34:40 pm
Hello? does anyone NOT see this as a pander to Utah as much as the Rockefeller wing?
14  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Jerry Falwell Jr.: Trump is the next Winston Churchill on: August 21, 2016, 02:32:28 pm
the comparison isn't even lol-worthy considerring the source.
15  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Will Trump say a racial slur in public by the end of this? on: August 21, 2016, 02:30:16 pm

Huh
16  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Will Johnson win any counties? on: August 21, 2016, 01:53:20 pm
^ Loving County is also a good option. Its the least populous county, went for Perot in 1992 and borders New Mexico (which could feasibly boost Johnson there).

Excellent points by you and political lefty. I guess he might at least finish second in some uber loe-turnout county where one large extended family decided mostly en masse to flip to Johnson. I guess it MIGHTeven be possible in some low population Utah county like Rich or Piute, but doubt it.
17  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: How and where does Trump crack the blue wall? on: August 21, 2016, 01:42:09 pm
He doesn't.
18  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Is your reaction most of the time you read a Seriously? post? on: August 21, 2016, 01:36:54 pm
My reaction is to think that his username is very fitting.
19  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone IV - Hungover on: August 20, 2016, 11:27:23 pm
Well, you know, it's only one time and one product, and as, as you say, there are unlikely to be any repercussions (and it'll probably raise your boss' opinion of you even higher), you might as well, to avoid hassle.

Suddenly, your posts and political views all make sense.
20  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Spark498 on: August 20, 2016, 11:24:40 pm
Is not at all bright.
21  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: Northern Voting Booth: August 2016 Elections on: August 20, 2016, 11:19:10 pm
Voting officially begins at 12:00:00 AM (EST) on Friday, August 19. Any ballots cast before that time will be counted invalid.

NORTHERN REGION
AUGUST 2016 ELECTION
SAMPLE BALLOT

1. This election will last for exactly 72 hours beginning at 12:00:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time) on Friday, August 19 and ending at 12:00:00 AM on Monday, August 22. All ballots cast outside of this period will be counted invalid.

2. You are eligible to vote in this election if you (a) have registered with the federal Census Bureau as a voter of one of the states of this Region; and (b) have not had your voting rights stripped as the result of deregistration or court order.

3. When voting for governor and Assembly, please rank the candidates that appear on the ballot in order of preference, with "1" indicating your first choice, "2" your second choice, etc. You may rank all, some, or none of the candidates on your ballot. If you wish to vote for a candidate whose name does not appear on the ballot, you may do so by writing his or her name in the blank provided. If you only wish to vote for one city, you may mark the space next to that city's name with an "X" or simply type the city's name.

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6. Please check over your ballot thoroughly before you click "Post". You have no excuse for casting a ballot which contains errors or does not accurately reflect your preferences. Failure to correct errors in your ballot may result in its disqualification. While the alphabetically-ordered ballot below is provided for your convenience should you wish to quote this post, you may order the options on your ballot however you would like.


FOR SENATE (CLASS II)
ONE (1) to be elected.

[1   ] A. Scott
Labor Party

[   ] Write-in:


FOR GOVERNOR
ONE (1) to be elected.

[  1 ] Flo
Labor Party

[   2] Kingpoleon
United Alternative

[   3] RGN08
Federalist Party

[   ] Write-in:


FOR ASSEMBLY
FIVE (5) delegates to be elected.

[   ] Andrew "FairBol" Jacobs
Federalist Party

[  3 ] Clyde1998
Labor Party

[  4 ] Enduro
Federalist Party

[   2] Gass3268
Labor Party

[   1] Long Live Rock (aka "LLR")
Labor Party

[   ] Logan W. Palmer
United Alternative

[   ] Spark498
Federalist Party

22  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Poster boys for white privilege lie and denigrate Brazil on: August 20, 2016, 11:16:46 pm
Has the OP actually denied that Brazil has problems? because it seems to me that a lot of people on this thread are imagining it.

I mean, what does the country having crime has to do with this people making a mess and making a completely false story? Of course, crime, as in lots of other Latin American countries is a highly media inflated problem, especially for foreigners. Brazil already has a lot of bad press with stuff that actually happens, adding to it with lies is pretty awful.

And lol at the guy saying that only Syria and Congo are worst places to host olympic games. I would normally take the comment as an hyperbolic joke, but it's guineapig we are talking about, so it's probably a serious post
Its hyperbole but I think it's fair to say that rio would not have been given the Olympics had the committee known about the problems the country would be facing right now but alas hindsight is 20/20

Edu, people like Pandaguineapig, Badger, and Lochte will never admit the Olympics in Brazil are a success.  Clearly all the gloom and doom reports prior to the Olympics were overblown.  Every Olympics has their problems.  Personally all the events I have watched have been perfect.  I didn't notice any problems.

The only narrative people like that are willing to accept about Brazil is about crime, corruption, disease, etc.  It's the reason we have the BLM movement here in America.  A black man gets shot by the cops and immediately you have a chorus of the usual suspects saying he definitely deserved it because... black guy.
Actually , I'd concur the Olympics were largely a success with a few nominal glitches (green pool, several athletes getting robbed in the week leading up to the games ).

I suspect you didn't watch pole vault then. I'm pretty sure most high schools would have ran the competition better.

I'll admit i didn't watch a minute of it. just got the impression from random media reports things were going reasonably smoothly. guess not.
23  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Trump Donates 18 Wheeler Full of Supplies to Victims in Louisiana on: August 20, 2016, 11:01:42 pm
About 5% of the stuff this guy does makes me think he's got the common touch in a way that leads to landslides and realignments. Then there's the other 95%.

Now I'm getting legitimately scared here folks. Also, there's nothing wrong with giving toys to kids.

He spent 49 seconds doing so--literally--and then got back on his plane.
24  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: If Johnson Implodes... on: August 20, 2016, 10:57:47 pm
When, people. When.
25  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Will Johnson win any counties? on: August 20, 2016, 10:55:07 pm
No. He probably won't even get second in any.
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