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1  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Kalwejt Foundation for the Promotion of Atlas Hilarity on: February 22, 2017, 11:29:36 am
As the President himself once rhetorically asked, 'how stupid are the people of Iowa, folks?'. The answer is 'very'.
2  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Trump administration cooked the books on: February 18, 2017, 09:28:12 am
This isn't remotely surprising.

Easy, just have the CPI be even more cooked than it already is. Inflation is around 10% these days by old methodology, but the government decided it wanted much lower.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/42551209

lmao
3  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: February 2017 Federal Election on: February 17, 2017, 06:29:31 pm
President:

dfwlibertylover and whoever his VP candidate is

House:

Potus
4  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of each generation on: February 17, 2017, 04:14:38 pm
1901-1924: Mega FFs
1925-1945: FFs
1946-1964: Mild FFs
1965-1976: Mild HPs
1977-1995: HPs
1996+: Mega HPs
5  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: The Next DNC Chair: Perez campaign claims to have 180 of 224 votes to win on: February 14, 2017, 05:47:36 pm
x-posting: Turning a contest between two fairly mainstream liberal progressives into some kind of proxy war still seems like one of the dumbest things I've ever seen.
6  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Walter Mondale 2020 on: February 11, 2017, 07:51:47 pm
He died in 2015.
7  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: How much does age matter? on: February 07, 2017, 02:25:55 am
Obviously Sanders and Biden are far too old. Trump is a borderline case but clearly is in the early stages of dementia.
8  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: The Pigfvcker Memorial Suppository for UK News: A Departure from EUtopia on: February 04, 2017, 04:58:59 pm
1. There's quite literally no Brexit plan whatsoever except selling some guns to Turkey and bringing back the royal yacht. The white paper is terrifying reading. It's like a bunch of self-help business book affirmations.
2. There's been zero effort to address the Irish border issue, which is fundamentally unreconcilable and the outcome of which - a return to a hard border - will be in violation of our constitution and cause irreparable harm to Northern Ireland both economically and politically, including quite possibly the return of violence.
3. I must correct myself - there is a Brexit plan. It's to leave the single market and tank the economy because tabloid newspapers have scary headlines about immigration numbers. Hang on, you interrupt, didn't political titan Dan Hannan say that there was never any intention to quit the single ma--hah, never mind.

*extremely cuck voice* well people voted 52-48 on membership in a vague conception of what the EU is because they were angry at the Polish so...

I appreciate that I am the reason Trump Won but ironically enough the position of MPs here is basically that of Paul Ryan - political cowardice leading smoothly to utter capitulation in the face of incipient disaster caused by nationalist psychic trauma.



e: Official British government policy on the Border Question at the moment is "a solution will be found, we will not return to the borders of the past!". Reassuring stuff.
9  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: The Pigfvcker Memorial Suppository for UK News: A Departure from EUtopia on: February 04, 2017, 03:16:20 pm
When they (almost!) all know full well it's a decision made on an undefined issue after an ill-informed and misargued campaign that's going to have profoundly damaging implications for the country? I think so. Blindly following the emotional spasm of public opinion on the EU because of a legally meaningless referendum is a dereliction of duty on behalf of MPs.

Even if you believe that the plebiscite result should mean all MPs vote in favour of triggering Article 50, surely, surely there can be no justification for doing so now. There's. No. Plan. I mean, Christ, have you seen the white paper? It's Trump-level handwaving nonsense. What a nightmare.
10  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: The Pigfvcker Memorial Suppository for UK News: A Departure from EUtopia on: February 04, 2017, 05:40:58 am
If this is a terrible #hottake by all means call me out on it but...

Oakvale, you know this stuff is pure political calculation, right?  Labour and the Tories are only following through on this stuff so that the UK doesn't end up with their equivalent of FN ripping them at the seams.

Was it wise of the party in opposition to tag along with this?  Maybe not.  Because if and when Brexit ends up being a total disaster, both parties will get to share in the blame (Tories more than Labour, obviously) and the only people who will be able to claim the moral high ground are the Lib Dems.  My guess is that the Lib Dems are so detached from relevancy at this point for that to matter now, though.

Of course it's political calculation - as I said, the overwhelming majority of Labour MPs and, I'd bet, the majority of Conservative MPs don't for a second buy into the Brexiteer fantasies. It's exceedingly unlikely the prime minister does, either. That's what's so appalling - nearly the entirety of the political spectrum are shrugging and - in some cases - openly admitting that they're well aware of the consequences, and then jumping off the cliff anyway.

And the sad thing is that it's not even good political calculus -- the large majority of Labour voters voted Remain and I'd bet 350 million quid a week that the overwhelming majority of Corbyn cultists did, too. Now, sure, sure, the bill would pass even if Labour voted unanimously against but someone needs to be to standing athwart history yelling stop here and it's a fairly damning indictment of the official 'opposition' that it was Ken Clarke.

11  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: The Pigfvcker Memorial Suppository for UK News: A Departure from EUtopia on: February 04, 2017, 04:23:30 am
You know I'm about as pro-EU as a left-winger could possibly be these days, but all those Labour MPs voting against article 50 are pathetic.



You know I'm about as pro-EU as a left-winger could possibly be these days, but all those Labour MPs voting against article 50 are pathetic.

They happen to be the only honest Labour MPs.

TIL the role of an MP is to rule her constituents, not to put their desires into practice in the best-intentioned and most expedient way possible or any ~populist~ nonsense like that. How Burkean of you!



You know I'm about as pro-EU as a left-winger could possibly be these days, but all those Labour MPs voting against article 50 are pathetic.

They happen to be the only honest Labour MPs.

Yes. Certainly there are some Tories who are deluded enough to believe Brexit won't be a disaster but the number of Labour MPs who believe such can be counted on one hand. Any Labour MP who voted for this is a disgrace.

The notion that because the confederacy of dunces narrowly voted for "Brexit" (whatever that means?) to un-straighten bananas and kick the wogs out the official opposition should slavishly march toward devastation is bizarre to me. A political party isn't under an obligation to Respect The Will Of The People or whatever inane bollocks Jez was using to justify this trainwreck, when the People make an obviously wrong decision with obviously destructive implications. (It's also ignoring the fairly sizeable chunk of said People who voted against establishing Little Englandism as official government policy but they've apparently ceased to exist in the discourse over the last few months).

My favourite 'highlight' was the perpetually useless Margaret Beckett standing up and saying that she would vote for the bill despite fearing it would be 'disastrous' for Britain. Knowingly voting for disastrous outcomes is becoming a habit - she nominated her party's current shameful carcass of a leader against her better judgement on some similarly vague grounds of Ensuring A Debate. Hopefully she'll learn some day.

Watching this unfold has been like watching the whole world going insane. Because everyone knows it's nuts, but they're shrugging en masse and going along with it because a little over half of the voters in an ill-conceived non-binding plebiscite said they thought the EU was bad.
12  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: French presidential election, April 23rd & May 7th, 2017 on: February 02, 2017, 04:56:15 am
Cougar Clause Macron has my full and enthusiastic support.

OFFICIAL ENDORSEMENT ^
13  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: argue the opposite.. women's rights on: February 01, 2017, 10:45:44 am
Hillary Clinton lost twice. What more evidence do you need that sexism against strong, independent, competent women is deeply entrenched in our society?

This, but unironically
14  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Averröes Nix on: January 29, 2017, 03:08:48 pm
Very rude and mean to Uncucked_Sentinel et al, HP
15  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Your web browser on: January 22, 2017, 05:35:10 pm
Safari (enlightened, intellectual)
16  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Most influental forum user on: January 22, 2017, 03:50:16 pm
Only one poster is responsible for the Kerrey Effect.
17  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Gabbard/Kander or Kander/Gabbard on: January 20, 2017, 10:42:40 am
Gabbard has apparently defected to Syria, which should be taken into account.
18  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Who has the best chance of winning the nomination and to beat Trump in 2020? on: January 19, 2017, 03:45:06 pm
WI: Mark Zuckerberg

Get used to it folks.
19  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What is the most powerful politician you have slept with? on: January 18, 2017, 05:12:56 pm
My dad used to be a county executive, so yeah.

??!?!
20  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Obama Commutes Bulk of Chelsea Manning’s Sentence on: January 17, 2017, 05:24:10 pm
Bad. Could have been worse.
21  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Who leads the left in 2020? on: December 27, 2016, 03:16:08 pm
Gabbard represents the far-right, not any sort of "left."

You're at risk of Russian goons hacking your SSN and credit card details now. RIP.
22  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Tulsi Gabbard in Democratic Primaries on: December 23, 2016, 09:44:12 am
Good to know the Russian Tulsibots have arrived here in full force.
23  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: How is Bernie "too old"? on: December 20, 2016, 12:22:16 pm
Very ironical that most off these posters supported someone who would have been the oldest President, older than Reagan. Very ironical that Hillary did few rallies, fainted, had concussion, blood clot, poor stamina & there was no word from all these people who continued to vociferously support someone who didn't have the health or stamina of being President only because she didn't look very old (dressed well etc).



The premise of your gibberish is untrue, but, the word is ironic. You're not in 1883.
24  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: How is Bernie "too old"? on: December 20, 2016, 08:31:40 am
How are we even having this conversation? Obviously an 80-year-old candidate is far too old for the job, Jesus. Reagan was senile by the end of his term and he was younger leaving office than Sanders would be entering it. Even Hillary and Trump were pushing it as far as age goes.
25  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Tulsi Gabbard will win the Democratic nomination in 2020. on: December 18, 2016, 05:41:57 pm
Worth noting she voted against a motion condemning Russia's bombing of Syria; and was one of only 4 house members to do so (or some stupidly small number)

Who cares? Toeing the RT line on foreign policy and spouting Breitbart rhetoric about Islam is perfectly acceptable to the left today so long as you endorsed Sanders and are supposedly economic populists.

To be fair I don't think it's even the "left" per se who like her so much as deplorable far-right fiends. Maybe a handful of brain-damaged Bernie Bros.

Needless to say if she were to be nominated I would fly to America and actively campaign for President Trump's re-election on the grounds that Trump is merely influenced by the far-right while Gabbard is of the far-right.
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