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26  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Was unbanning Libertas the correct decision? on: January 15, 2015, 04:30:57 pm
The longer this argument goes on the more inclined I am to take Libertas's side. At this point it's difficult for me not to think he's being held to a different standard than somebody straighter or more conventionally masculine would be.

Going way back to when I joined back in '09, I remember discussions of one's sexual exploits were pretty much non-controversial, as evidenced by the BK post quoted above...as long as they were of the hetero nature.

In my uber-controversial story, not only did I admit to engaging in sexual activity with another man, I also made it obvious that I played the passive, submissive, "womanly" role in that activity.

So we have people who would loudly proclaim to be feminists and vehemently deny being homophobic or transphobic in any way (since gender clearly plays a role in this too) nevertheless attacking me and acting all disgusted because I'm a male-bodied person who played a "womanly" role and failed to "act like a man".

I never said this.

You didn't have to.
27  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Was unbanning Libertas the correct decision? on: January 15, 2015, 04:24:10 pm
The longer this argument goes on the more inclined I am to take Libertas's side. At this point it's difficult for me not to think he's being held to a different standard than somebody straighter or more conventionally masculine would be.

Going way back to when I joined back in '09, I remember discussions of one's sexual exploits were pretty much non-controversial, as evidenced by the BK post quoted above...as long as they were of the hetero nature.

In my uber-controversial story, not only did I admit to engaging in sexual activity with another man, I also made it obvious that I played the passive, submissive, "womanly" role in that activity.

So we have people who would loudly proclaim to be feminists and vehemently deny being homophobic or transphobic in any way (since gender clearly plays a role in this too) nevertheless attacking me and acting all disgusted because I'm a male-bodied person who played a "womanly" role and failed to "act like a man".
28  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Was unbanning Libertas the correct decision? on: January 15, 2015, 04:12:27 pm
lol, BK and Gustaf have made plenty of posts about their sex lives...

stop your homophobic trolling SS

Well sure, but nothing about vomiting on their partner.

You've vomited on your partner? I thought you just said you were a virgin?

What the hell are you talking about? Why do you have time to flirt with a slack-jawed Clevelander and have orgies with Broadway extras but not to read a post?

Some are extras, some are pretty established and well-known names in the world of Broadway theatre whom I've seen perform on stage in significant roles. Having never even been given a role not even as an extra on a Broadway play (and I am sure neither have you), I consider myself lucky to be 'in' among talented and attractive people. Ugly people don't tend to succeed in acting careers. Tongue

Hence one of the reasons for the strict "clothes-checking rule" upon entering and the relative darkness of the rooms- stringent protections against any photographic evidence as to who is in attendance at any given party.

One reason I enjoy those parties is simply out of historical curiosity for an old New York City long gone by in the post-Giuliani/Bloomberg era, a city where graffiti covered the subway cars and Times Square was filled with sex shops and peep shows and prostitutes on every corner. In truth I would probably be disgusted by old Times Square, but getting to experience just a little adult fun in the Disneyland that is 2014/2015 Times Square in a safe 21st century version appeals to my inner sense of curiosity for gritty old NYC.

But my only mention of these orgies was in my intro thread among my list of flaws (along with gambling that has left me thousands in debt and a drug addiction problem which probably is at the root of where all the gambling and sexual promiscuity came from since I'm naturally a very shy and reserved person.)

I would very much prefer to find someone to fall in love with and to cuddle with, I don't even need sex.

Also insulting Adam Fitzgerald as a "slack-jawed Clevelander" because he and I made obvious jokes about being roommates together is lame and uncalled for, and you should apologize to him. There is something wrong with a bit of harmless fun between two posters in the same age group joking about being roommates? That's what you consider flirting?  And btw, if you're really straight, who are you to judge the attractiveness of his jawline? Wink Adam has both beauty and brains and will easily find a loving boyfriend. Whatever your true orientation is, I doubt you will find a girlfriend/boyfriend or any sort of partner with your bad attitude.
29  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Was unbanning Libertas the correct decision? on: January 15, 2015, 03:36:23 pm
lol, BK and Gustaf have made plenty of posts about their sex lives...

stop your homophobic trolling SS

Well sure, but nothing about vomiting on their partner.

You've vomited on your partner? I thought you just said you were a virgin?
30  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1908 Election (The Bourbon Restoration) on: January 15, 2015, 02:36:12 pm
Debs gets first preference, but Parker and Taft wouldn't be terrible.
31  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: Would the previous poster win your state in a presidential election? on: January 15, 2015, 02:29:36 pm
He's got a red avatar so yeah.
32  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The preceding poster or Mitt Romney? on: January 15, 2015, 01:46:14 pm
windjammer
33  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Grimes vs. Conway on: January 15, 2015, 01:44:34 pm
Conway since his embarrassing blowout loss is further in the rearview mirror.

Conway performed considerably better in 2010 than Grimes in 2014.

56-44 vs. 56-41. I wouldn't really call that "considerably better". Besides, Kentucky was more friendly to Democrats in 2010 than in 2014.

McConnell was considered much more vulnerable in 2014, with his approval and favorability ratings in Kentucky in the toilet, while Grimes was considered a much stronger candidate than Conway with family ties to the state and she ran as an anti-Obama conservative.
34  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: What outcome wouldn't be embarrassing for Romney? on: January 15, 2015, 01:34:07 pm
The only non-embarassing outcome is if he wins a clear victory in both the EC and PV.

Tom Dewey closed the gap and came closer to winning in 1948 compared to 1944, yet that didn't spare him the embarrassment of yet another defeat.

I would like to see Mitt run just to get thrashed again, this time even harder. Against Hillary under better economic conditions, Romney would do even worse than 2012. And a man this arrogant and privileged with such an incredible sense of entitlement deserves to get smacked down yet another time by the American people. Son of a mega-millionaire CEO and governor who made millions more destroying American jobs for his own profit, and 3-time loser for the presidency of the United States. A 3rd electoral defeat in a row would be a great way to end his public career as he rapidly approaches 70.
35  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: NE3: Repeal of the Drug Liberalization Act (Debating) on: January 15, 2015, 01:21:05 pm
There are limits on many drugs IRL. You get flagged if you buy a certain amoint etc and cant anymore...

No there aren't. You could walk into a pharmacy and buy every bottle of Listerine on the shelves, and then basically kill yourself by drinking them all.

You could buy bottles of cough medicine containing DXM without limits. I bought like 10 bottles of cough medicine containing DXM off the discount shelf in a Duane Reade/Walgreens recently.

Even with the crackdown with the age limit on pseudoephedrine-containing products, all they've done is move them behind the counter and require you to be 18 in order to buy as much as you want.

You can buy every bottle of glue off the shelves and sniff away.
36  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: Is the previous poster more or less libertarian than you? on: January 15, 2015, 01:12:18 pm
less
37  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The preceding poster or Mitt Romney? on: January 15, 2015, 01:11:35 pm
Cranberry
38  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Do child poors get birthday parties? on: January 15, 2015, 01:11:02 pm
I think people of all classes have birthday parties for their young children. (Unless the parents are simply devoid of class). It need not be expensive. I remember having backyard birthday parties when I was very young, the most expensive thing being the Barney the Dinosaur character. I don't think Chuck E. Cheese or Laser Tag is that expensive either. (Unfortunately I don't think I ever had my own birthday party in either venue, although others' birthdays)

What is truly obscene are the "Sweet Sixteen" parties held for rich girls turning 16. I've heard of Wall Street bankers spending six figures on dream fantasy "Sweet Sixteen" parties for their daughters. "Sweet Sixteen" is something that needs to be abolished.
39  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: So much for the myth of Kirk being sane on: January 15, 2015, 12:45:00 pm
And no, Kirk is not some "insane radical".

But ... but ... he's a Republican. To many of the commenters here anyone to the right of Elizabeth Warren is an "insane radical". Because justice and equality and puppies.
Yes, Kirk is a member of an insane radical right-wing political party. Which explains his insane commentary on Greenland, his radical support for racial profiling, etc.

Anyone sane who tries to run for office as a Republican will be immediately targeted for elimination by the deranged base of that party.
40  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: NE1: Repeal of the Public Intoxication Act (Debating) on: January 15, 2015, 12:37:19 pm
But my point is that public drunkenness would more readily lead to this type of behavior.

Unruly behavior and disorderly conduct would still be punished. Just because someone is intoxicated does not mean he or she will engage in disorderly conduct.
41  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: Is the previous poster's state more conservative than yours? on: January 15, 2015, 12:34:29 pm
Obviously yes
42  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: NE3: Repeal of the Drug Liberalization Act (Debating) on: January 15, 2015, 12:27:24 pm
Libertas, you could go to another store and buy more. This limit is an attempt at keeping people from overdosing but by no means will it be a golden solution.

I don't think it is a good solution at all. People can overdose on Listerine and Tylenol, yet I don't see us putting limits on how much of that people can buy.

Plus in most cases it is cheaper to buy in bulk, so such a limit would hurt poorer Northeasterners who have to pay high prices for small amounts of drugs.
43  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: NE1: Repeal of the Public Intoxication Act (Debating) on: January 15, 2015, 12:24:49 pm
I agree with your observation about public transit, but how does one prevent possible violence on this public transit if a passenger is drunk and disorderly?  They could potentially become violent toward other passengers and to the driver as well.

But I would like to see any amendments anyone would like to propose to this bill. 

Did you miss this part of the original legislation?

Quote from: Public Intoxication Act
4)   Nothing in this section shall be construed to permit disorderly conduct (e.g. harassment, loudness, disturbing the peace) or felonious behavior (e.g. violence, theft, drunk driving.)

I don't believe there is any need for amendment or repeal of the Public Intoxication Act.
44  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: NE1: Repeal of the Public Intoxication Act (Debating) on: January 15, 2015, 12:14:14 pm
I've had lots of fun being drunk in public places. I remember being on the Moscow Metro with some Ukrainians we had met all drinking whiskey and beer, we drank all night in a public park since the metro stopped running at 1 am until the next morning, we all stumbled drunk into a coffee house.

I would not want to deprive my fellow Northeasterners of their right to have fun by being intoxicated in public.

And certainly we should be encouraging intoxicated people to take public transit, otherwise they will drive drunk and make our region more dangerous.
45  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: What has happened to the forum? on: January 15, 2015, 11:46:32 am
I can't speak for the 2016 board because every presidential election board almost two years prior to the election is going to be terrible. The rest of the Forum has been overrun by the Pruders. It's a very sad thing.

It's like the forum has become a cesspool of mean and spiteful 18 year old Pajama-boys from Europe sprouting their radical views in hateful ways.

Like Antonio?

Have you seen the "Post a Picture of Yourself" thread recently?



What's your point, that the current "Post a Picture of Yourself" thread is lacking pictures of you standing extremely awkwardly between Vegas showgirls?
46  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: NE3: Repeal of the Drug Liberalization Act (Debating) on: January 15, 2015, 11:43:10 am
I am not in favor of limiting the amount of a drug that may be sold. If someone is already addicted or dependent upon a drug, they may need a larger supply than "5% of the medical overdose limit as determined by the Surgeon General of the Northeast Region". It can be dangerous to limit access for those who have higher tolerances and are dependent upon higher doses of the drug.

This limit baselessly assumes that all drug buyers will be using the amount of drug purchased all at once.
47  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The preceding poster or Mitt Romney? on: January 15, 2015, 11:12:07 am
smilo
48  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Was unbanning Libertas the correct decision? on: January 15, 2015, 10:54:32 am
However certain people will keep repeating lies that I'm posting "sexually explicit" content all over the forum, like Snowstalker claiming that I've engaged in "obnoxiously slutty behavior" in the PAPOY thread, here is my "obnoxiously slutty" contribution to the PAPOY thread: http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=205070.msg4445097#msg4445097

Snowstalker would prefer that all gay men posting in that thread adorn full burka before taking photos of themselves.

The only thing notable about those pics of Libertas is that he's kind of posing like girls often do in selfies.  I'm irritated that Snow would call that "slutty". 

Has your leftism been relegated to economic matters, dude?

I certainly didn't intentionally strike a "girly" pose in my selfies, I just liked those poses. But if my poses do in fact resemble the way girls often pose in selfies, and Snowstalker considers my pics to be "obnoxiously slutty", then all I can say is wow, that's pretty awful and misogynistic.

There seems to be a subtle yet consistent anti-LGBTQ strain running through most of the criticism of me.

Now my selfies aren't manly enough, instead of looking like a manly man, I look like some "obnoxiously slutty" girl.
49  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The preceding poster or Mitt Romney? on: January 15, 2015, 10:42:37 am
Clarko95
50  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Was unbanning Libertas the correct decision? on: January 15, 2015, 10:39:09 am
Libertas, did the events of your story cause you mental anguish? That was not my interpretation of your narrative.

Well I was never given the chance to discuss my own feelings, then and now, about my experiences with that guy. It was a rather multilayered complex story about experiences with a complicated individual, and I certainly spent a lot of time thinking about him and the whole situation while on dates with him, debating whether to go on another date with him, and in retrospect now that it's all in the past. Unfortunately certain simpletons just zeroed in on the "eww gay people engage in sexual activity?" suggestion as part of their campaign to ban me, so the whole story has been disappeared from the forum, and I'm hesitant to go into further detail about a story that was a source of such controversy. My original intention to follow up the second 'chapter' of that story with more detail about what was going on in my own head was obviously 86ed in light of the controversy.
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