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76  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Can Trump win Michigan in the general? on: April 28, 2016, 07:50:27 pm
Trump will not win MI, PA, ME, WI, NH or any other states that "working class whites" are supposed to turn out to vote for him.

this x 100. the more relevent questions are whether Trump can win MO, MT, and GA in the general (and now that TDA mentions it, maybe IN too).
77  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Boehner: Cruz "Lucifer in the flesh" on: April 28, 2016, 07:43:38 pm
Smiley Consensus reasonable NeverTrump choice Ted Cruz will unite this divided and polarized country Smiley
78  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: The Delegate Fight: 2016 on: April 28, 2016, 07:29:27 pm
The reason why black voters are pretty much irrelevant to the Republican party - even with 0 percent black voters, all you need for a republican win is an increase in the turnout of whites without a degree, to 71 percent, and a slight increase in the percentage of whites with a degree voting Republican to 61 percent.

That... actually breaks the freiwall.

Blacks have made themselves demographically irrelevant in American elections.

and mindsets like that have made the Republican Party far worse than irrelevent among blacks, plus quickly moving us in that direction among other non-white voters. Not to mention among younger voters who are more likely than their parents to see multiculturalism as a good thing. Most will be repelled by a party that chooses to unapologetically cater to middle aged bigots in order to maximize white turnout.

I guarantee such a prescription will lock the GOP out of the White House for decades , followed by a solid Democratic congressional majority after we eventually lose the near monopoly 2010 gave us in redistricting and continued demographic shifts inevitably overcome dropped rates of minority off-year turnout.
79  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Ted Cruz major announcement at 4 PM on: April 27, 2016, 07:38:19 pm
Congratulations on your selection, Vice President Fiorina!!  Now, let's win California!!!

Are you f%cking serious?

When i thought  i couldn't respect Cruz less, this proves otherwise .

This REEKS of desperation.
80  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Republican Acela Corridor Tuesday results thread (all polls close at 8pm ET) on: April 27, 2016, 05:50:11 am
Ben, are you seriously postulating that Trump gets little to none of the "unpledged" PA delegates, even among those who've publicly endorsed Trump or at least to support their district's winner? if so, Alcon's rght that your model is whack.
81  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Massacre in Ohio leaves 8 dead on: April 27, 2016, 12:42:08 am
Well if you profit off of shady dealings and criminal activity bad things are bound to happen.  At least they were human enough to spare the baby.

technicallly babies, plural. they still need to rot in hell after an express ride there via lethal injection.
82  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Gallup: For First Time, Majority in U.S. Oppose Nuclear Energy. on: April 27, 2016, 12:35:42 am
hooray for global warming!
83  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Massacre in Ohio leaves 8 dead on: April 27, 2016, 12:28:02 am
so this was a killing related to unpaid drug debts and/or cockfighting, but almost certsinly the former. huge surprise.

some of the women killed had 3 month old and 4 day old babies lying next to them when they were executed.
84  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Best One-Hit Wonders? on: April 27, 2016, 12:09:23 am
breakfast at tiffany's by deep blue something

All for You by Sister Hazel

Albatross by Corrosion of Conformity

Formaldehyde by Sons of Elvis (look it up)

Blinded by Slack Jaw (ditto)

Turn Up The Radio by Autograph (an early 80s hair metal guilty pleasure )

How Bizarre by OMC

Motorcycle Girl. By the Cruzados.

Memory's Garden by Trouble

I gotta million of em folks !
85  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: 4/26 Congressional Primary Results Thread: Maryland & Pennsylvania on: April 26, 2016, 11:49:19 pm
Good to see Dwight Evanns move up. The number of papers that endorsed him in his failed gubernatorial bid showed he was a man ahead of his time in terms of who PA would realistically elect as governor .

Fetterman may be a near socialist, but you gotta admire his authenticity .
86  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Republican Acela Corridor Tuesday results thread (all polls close at 8pm ET) on: April 26, 2016, 11:26:15 pm
Even in a victory scenario I don't think Trump carries Florida or Nevada.
Many of my (Nevadan) friends are young Hispanic Republicans who would vote Trump over Hillary.

Hate to break it t you , but your friends are an. EXTREME minority in their state .
87  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Republican Acela Corridor Tuesday results thread (all polls close at 8pm ET) on: April 26, 2016, 08:31:01 pm
Hope Cruz gets under 10% in RI statewide so he can't get any delegates there.

Do CT CDs matter with Trump clearly >50% statewide?

Yes, but in this case he'd be getting all 28 anyways.
Seriously though, any delegate math estimates out there?

CT: Trump 28/28
DE: Trump 16/16
PA: Trump 17, Unpledged 54
MD: Probably of the 38 for Trump, but Kasick may win a CD in the suburbs (3 delegates then).
RI: Trump 13, Kasick 5, Cruz 1 or Trump 13, Kasick 6.

Thanks Max. It's probably too soon, but any firm PA delegate numbers?
88  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Republican Acela Corridor Tuesday results thread (all polls close at 8pm ET) on: April 26, 2016, 08:23:21 pm
I know that momentum is overrated this season, but does what happens today changes what will happen in Indiana?
Trump wins IN, narrowly, but essentially puts the race away.

Still have Cruz winning Indiana.

And you also "have" the Earth being only 6000 years old. kindly assert evidence in support of your posts. it'll be tough to adapt from sweeping baseless assertions i know, but give it a shot.

Well, patterns in the Northeast have been different to patterns elsewhere in the country the entire election, especially with regards to age. Undecideds in pretty much every Midwestern state to vote so far have broken very hard against trump, and in places where it was clear who the main opponent was a large chunk of support for any tertiary candidate in the race went to that person too. trump received 35% in WI, 36% in OH and MI, and 38% in IL, suggesting that if you think the change is limited to the Northeast trump "should" be in the high 30s in Indiana (which is where polls conducted over the last week have shown him), and undecideds should mostly break Cruz. If you think the Cruz/Kasich drove undecided voters to trump and is the reason they're doing so poorly tonight (and, furthermore, you think that will be reflected everywhere and isn't a Northeastern phenomenon), no polls have been conducted since then, so trump may be stronger in Indiana now than he was a few days ago.

Tonight, undecideds broke for trump. Very strongly. If you think that's because of momentum/the narrative shifting countrywide, and not limited to the Northeast, trump will win Indiana. If you think it's because of location and not chronology, then Cruz wins Indiana. It's pretty simple.

Nah, that's a decent argument even if i'm not sure it'll hold water after tonight . but at least it's well thought out. Smiley
89  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Republican Acela Corridor Tuesday results thread (all polls close at 8pm ET) on: April 26, 2016, 08:20:58 pm
Seriously though, any delegate math estimates out there?
CNN has it at:

Trump: 914
Cruz:   563
Kasich: 147

Is that including tonight though? that's what i meant
90  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Could Trump put Connecticut and Rhode Island in play in November? on: April 26, 2016, 08:02:00 pm
Of course not. Don't be silly.
91  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Republican Acela Corridor Tuesday results thread (all polls close at 8pm ET) on: April 26, 2016, 08:00:22 pm
Seriously though, any delegate math estimates out there?
92  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Republican Acela Corridor Tuesday results thread (all polls close at 8pm ET) on: April 26, 2016, 07:58:33 pm
I know that momentum is overrated this season, but does what happens today changes what will happen in Indiana?
Trump wins IN, narrowly, but essentially puts the race away.

Still have Cruz winning Indiana.

And you also "have" the Earth being only 6000 years old. kindly assert evidence in support of your posts. it'll be tough to adapt from sweeping baseless assertions i know, but give it a shot.
93  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Republican Acela Corridor Tuesday results thread (all polls close at 8pm ET) on: April 26, 2016, 06:05:14 pm
Good Lord, GOP exits look like Trump is flaying open Kasich/Cruz with the obsidian knife in Aztec human sacrifice.

Seriously, if these GOP exits bear out, GOP primaries cld all but end tonight. Pretty hard to make argument if big guy routinely tops 60.

This is just the Northeast (four blue states and one swing state).  Wait until we go back to real America next week!!

Like Texas, Oklahoma and Utah?
94  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Primary Election Polls / Re: PA- Marist: Clinton, TRUMP with wide leads on: April 25, 2016, 07:43:20 am
Dominating! I hope Trump breaks 50% so he can finally end this charade.

Since when do you want Trump to win?

Well, it's pretty clear that Kasich can't win the nomination anymore. I now think that Trump might actually win the general (It's amazing how many times I've underestimated this guy) if he gets his act together. It's time for Republicans to unite behind him, whether he loses the general or not. A brokered convention would only damage the party and he's probably more electable than Cruz, too.

This. Especially the part regarding a brokered convention.
95  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Primary Election Polls / Re: FOX News- IN: Trump 41, Cruz 33, Clinton +4 on: April 25, 2016, 07:32:10 am
Kasich needs to ignore Indiana. He has no chance of winning and can only aid the more evil one by trying.

Corrected
96  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Lepage vetoes heroin treatment, tells addicts to just die already on: April 22, 2016, 06:07:24 pm
As soon as I saw HuffPo in the URL, I knew he didn't say that.  But even I was shocked by the level of sheer stupidity in the article.
We need to ban HuffPo.

For those who don't want to give HuffPo the clicks, all he did was ban a particular drug that he thinks does nothing to help addicts, and he issued a perfectly mature and bureaucratic-sounding statement.  The 12-year-old author inserted the "drop dead", the tagline says "no seriously, that's pretty much what he said."

Wulfric, you damn fool, shame on you for creating this thread and shame on you for reading the Huffington post.

No, it wasn't mature or nonsensical.

<<“Naloxone does not truly save lives; it merely extends them until the next overdose,” LePage wrote.

It was not the first time LePage had shared such a belief, but attaching it to his veto elevated it to a statement of official policy.

“Creating a situation where an addict has a heroin needle in one hand and a shot of naloxone in the other produces a sense of normalcy and security around heroin use that serves only to perpetuate the cycle of addiction,” he wrote.>

So better addicts don't get access to a medicine without which they WILL DIE because they'll just overdose later anyway, and reviving an overdose victim from the brink of death instead of their actually winding up in the morgue somehow "normalizes" heroin addiction?

So he didn't LITTERALLY say "heroin addicts can drop dead". How much of an obtuse apologist does one have to be to avoid acknowledging that is UNQUESTIONABLY the message he expressly and purposely conveyed?!?
97  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Lepage vetoes heroin treatment, tells addicts to just die already on: April 22, 2016, 05:57:29 pm
The headline does not match up with what Lepage said.

Actually, it's pretty close.
98  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Prince Has Died at the age of 57 on: April 22, 2016, 01:47:12 pm
Not really a fan, but yeah, sad to see him go so young. I don't have to enjoy his music to recognize that he was among one of the greatest artists of a generation.

This.

The I-35W bridge tonight:



Truly touching. Genuinely class move, Twin Cities. Smiley

Some commentators will very upset (Bill O'Reilly, Michael Savage) for not discussing more important things like ISIS, etc, cultural decline.

Meh. Fish gotta swim, birds gotta fly, curmudgeons need to bitch about the world going to hell in a handbasket. Roll Eyes

Greatest musical talent to come out of Minneapolis, bar none.

Um, there's one noteworthy poster whose take on this I'd really like to hear (or maybe I won't). Tongue

99  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: NHL Playoffs on: April 22, 2016, 01:33:44 pm
Penguins in 7

We're not going to need 7, chicka.  Tongue

This. Though admittedly who expected Murray and Zatkoff to step up that big in the nets, or for King H to choke in multiple games. Huh
100  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: White House: Democrats would be justified to block a SCOTUS pick for 4 years on: April 21, 2016, 01:47:15 pm
It's just playing games. I think the sitting president should be able to appoint someone, no matter how much time remains in his/her term. Arnie nominated California's chief justice in his last day as governor. Confirmation vote is another story. But everyone agrees that Garland is qualified for the job.

Agreed. Citizens should make it clear that whichever party controls the Senate, that they MUST consider a Supreme Court nomination of a sitting president. They can reject the nominee, sure, but the idea that because it's an election year and the President and Senate are under the control of different parties, that that somehow means that no nominee will be considered? That's just lunacy, and is in no way supported by the Constitution. And let's be clear, the party arguments are now 180o from what they were in 1992, when Biden made his silly comments.

Slightly different when he said this barely 4 months before the election, vs. Scalia dying about a year before the end of his term. also, Biden said Bush should otherwise compromise with the senate over a nominee if he named one.
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