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1  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: BREAKING: Boston Bomber sentenced to death on: May 20, 2015, 11:38:50 am
There is literally no legitimate reason not to kill him.

This is basically the grossest post I've seen on this board in a long time. Especially from a self-professed Christian.

Speaking of legitimate reasons, I wonder why Wulfric opposes same-sex marriage.

From what I've read, he opposes gay marriage because he's a devout Christian. It should be up to the two men or two women when it comes to what they do regarding their relationship.

And how the hell did race get brought up?
2  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: BREAKING: Boston Bomber sentenced to death on: May 18, 2015, 12:50:35 pm
They should've just thrown him in prison for the rest of his life rather than letting him off easy. A lifetime in prison is the appropriate punishment. The system just made a martyr out of him.

As for the death penalty, it should be abolished (except in very extreme cases) because there are people who get wrongly convicted and are later proven innocent because of DNA or other evidence.
3  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Could Vermont's Progressive Party win a U.S. Senate Seat? on: May 12, 2015, 09:35:02 am
I hope they win Leahy's seat because it'd be funny for Leahy to be the only Dem senator in VT history even after he leaves XD

Why has Pat Leahy been the only Democratic senator in Vermont's history? It's weird because even Kansas has elected more than one Democrat to the United States Senate.

Because in Pre-Watergate time Vermont was, generally, very Republican. Frequently it's officeholders were a very moderate Republicans, but still - mainly Republicans. And the second Senate seat from Vermont was occupied by Stafford (moderate Republican), Jeffords (moderate-to-liberal Republican, later Indie) and Sanders since early 70th..

And how come Vermont has never elected a Democratic senator even during the FDR years? That's one hell of a Whig/Republican streak.
4  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Could Vermont's Progressive Party win a U.S. Senate Seat? on: May 12, 2015, 09:11:37 am
I hope they win Leahy's seat because it'd be funny for Leahy to be the only Dem senator in VT history even after he leaves XD

Why has Pat Leahy been the only Democratic senator in Vermont's history? It's weird because even Kansas has elected more than one Democrat to the United States Senate.
5  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Why didn't Jason Kander run for governor instead? on: May 11, 2015, 12:00:51 pm
I think Jason Kander has a better chance of winning the governor's race than trying to defeat Roy Blunt since gubernatorial elections are much less partisan than senate elections and Jay Nixon is term-limited. Missouri elected and reelected Jay Nixon, a Democrat, while it voted against Obama in 2008 even though he had everything going for him.

I have a feeling that Kander will lose against Blunt even with Hillary Clinton on top of the ballot and Blunt probably having some negatives since this is Missouri after all.
6  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Hawaii votes to ban cigarettes for those under 21 on: April 27, 2015, 12:27:58 pm
Are we slowly turning into that futuristic society from the movie Demolition Man in which everything is banned because "it's bad for you"? Everything in San Angeles was banned, including salt and meat. The last time I saw the movie, I didn't feel bad for Cocteau, the guy running the society, when he got shot by one of Wesley Snipe's character's buddies.

I don't care if it's bad for you. If someone wants to smoke a cigarette, by all means, let him or her smoke it. The person will probably stop smoking in the future anyway.
7  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Why is Trevor Noah allowed to post hateful remarks? on: April 19, 2015, 10:41:26 am
I think we're getting a bit too worried about offending other people to the point that we think of it almost like a mortal sin. If Seth McFarlane or whoever sings a song about rape and it is offensive, just get over it and feel free to give him a piece of your mind.
8  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Why is Trevor Noah allowed to post hateful remarks? on: April 14, 2015, 10:46:08 am
How does Trevor Noah being part Jewish give him some leeway?

The same way it gave Jon Leibowitz some leeway, despite not being an observant Jew.

Can we just call Jon Stewart by his current name and not birth name?
9  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: RIP Raul Castro on: April 14, 2015, 10:40:30 am
Am I the only one who figured this one out right away instead of being fooled?

I knew this thread was going to be about the former governor since I saw the headline on CNN's website.
10  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Why is Trevor Noah allowed to post hateful remarks? on: April 12, 2015, 11:15:41 am
How did Trevor Noah get picked to be the new host of The Daily Show? I think Lewis Black or Jessica Williams would've been better choices.

Personally, I find political correctness to be acceptable, even necessary, up to a certain point. After that point, it gets annoying and unbearable.

For example, people should avoid using racial and other types of slurs, but at the same time, colleges and other institutions shouldn't start banning words.

I think that we're getting a bit too worried about offending other people these days. Here in the Navy, they put an emphasis on not listening to music with offensive lyrics and not wearing potentially offensive clothing. You can make people in the military work long hours and deal with BS, but God forbid you offend someone.

He is part Jewish, so he can skate on that one.

Also, Comedy Central doesn't cancel Daniel Tosh for saying worse things, so I imagine he'll survive this.

How does Trevor Noah being part Jewish give him some leeway?
11  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: RIP Raul Castro on: April 12, 2015, 11:09:08 am
I've barely read about him on Wikipedia a few months ago and it's neat to read about him.

I have great respect for him since he came from a poor background and worked hard to climb up the political ladder and become successful.
12  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: New Mexico becomes 1st state to ban civil asset forfeiture on: April 12, 2015, 11:03:50 am
It's about time they made a step in the right direction.

F*** the police!
13  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Harry Reid retires!!! on: March 30, 2015, 12:33:06 pm
Lots of successful governors don't want to become senators and it's not hard to see why not.

Why not? The hyperpartisan environment in Washington?
14  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Chuck Schumer question on: March 30, 2015, 11:41:02 am
What about Henry Kissinger? He was Secretary of State.
15  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Harry Reid retires!!! on: March 30, 2015, 11:35:34 am
I was talking to my father on the phone last night and he told me that Brian Sandoval is going to finish out his second term as governor and not run for the Senate because he has integrity. My father actually knows the guy since he was my father's lawyer several years ago when we still lived in Reno.
16  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Number of female senators after 2016 elections? on: March 30, 2015, 11:28:20 am
I was incredibly disappointed when I saw "Number of female... by The Arizonan" and that was the post.

I was going to say much of the same as angry - Gojack was years ago. Even if Berkley wasn't corrupt (a bit subjective), Heller was a very, very good candidate. 1 case does not make a trend. People try to do the same thing with Coakley in Massachusetts. The same woman lost twice. She is horrible. That doesn't make the voters sexist.

Okay, you and angryGreatness are correct about something, but what about the gubernatorial elections in Nevada then?

You made a good point about Coakley. She wasn't a very good candidate. What about the 2002 gubernatorial election in which the Democrats ran a non-Coakley candidate?

Only two women have ever ran for Governor of Nevada, Dina Titus in 2006 and Shirley Crumpler in 1974. Crumpler was a sacrificial lamb who got less than 20%, and was such a nobody I cannot any information on her on the internet. Titus lost to Jim Gibbons by 3 points in one of the most contested Governor races of the cycle; when Gibbons was an excellent politician who represented 1/3 of the state including the all-important Reno area. That one loss is a small sample size to start calling Nevada anti-woman.



You missed two others: Jan Laverty Jones (1998) and Patty Cafferata (1986). For anyone who cares, Cafferata's mother is former representative Barbara Vucanovich. She was my representative when I lived in Reno for the first 12-13 years of my life.
17  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Number of female senators after 2016 elections? on: March 27, 2015, 09:12:14 pm
I was incredibly disappointed when I saw "Number of female... by The Arizonan" and that was the post.

I was going to say much of the same as angry - Gojack was years ago. Even if Berkley wasn't corrupt (a bit subjective), Heller was a very, very good candidate. 1 case does not make a trend. People try to do the same thing with Coakley in Massachusetts. The same woman lost twice. She is horrible. That doesn't make the voters sexist.

Okay, you and angryGreatness are correct about something, but what about the gubernatorial elections in Nevada then?

You made a good point about Coakley. She wasn't a very good candidate. What about the 2002 gubernatorial election in which the Democrats ran a non-Coakley candidate?
18  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Number of female senators after 2016 elections? on: March 27, 2015, 08:43:34 pm
Now an another opportunity in Nevada. Maybe the number of women will increase Cheesy.

Remember, Mary Gojack, Sharon Angle, and Shelley Berkley all ran for the Senate there and lost (probably) because of a glass ceiling. Don't get too optimistic. But then again, each successive candidate got a higher percentage of the vote than the last one.
19  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: A question about the opponents of gay marriage on: March 01, 2015, 05:19:24 pm
Opponent of SSM:  "Allowing the gay couple next door to get married violates my religious freedom."

Observant Jew:  "Allowing my neighbor to eat shrimp with cheese violates my religious freedom."

Observant Catholic:  "Don't allow my neighbor to eat steak on Friday.  It's against my religion."

All three arguments are equally idiotic.

It's funny that some people that are observant actually think in the manner of those quotes.
20  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Pro Tem when Hatch retires on: February 28, 2015, 10:27:48 pm
Hatch is retiring after 2018.
21  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: A question about the opponents of gay marriage on: February 28, 2015, 10:17:38 pm
If people are opposing gay marriage just because the Bible says that it's wrong, how come they aren't trying to shut down Red Lobster for serving shellfish (Leviticus says shellfish is unclean) or trying to stop retailers from selling clothes made from more than one type of fabric?

From the perspective of Christianity, there are a couple different types of commands in the Old Testament: those pertaining to morality in general and those pertaining to the Mosaic Law that only apply to Jews. The reason why Christians are okay with eating shellfish is the same as the reason why Christianity doesn't require circumcision. Both are Jewish practices rather than universal moral truths.

And it's total nonsense, since there is no objective way of saying which belongs to which category. That's literally handpicking what you want and don't want in the Bible.

That was decided before most of the New Testament was written (see the Council of Jerusalem). Christianity decided not to follow the Mosaic Law pertaining to Jewish customs right from the start.

If I've gotten this straight, Christians are potentially disobeying God if they don't follow Jewish law.
22  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: MO-Remington Research/Missouri Scout: Sen. Blunt (R) leads Kander (D) by a lot on: February 28, 2015, 09:57:54 pm
Don't the Democrats have a good shot at retaking the Senate in 2016? I mean, the Republicans are defending a whole boatload of Senate seats and turnout in 2016 should be a lot higher than in 2014.
23  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / A question about the opponents of gay marriage on: February 28, 2015, 09:46:20 pm
We all know that there are still people in America that don't want gay marriage to be legal.

If people are opposing gay marriage just because the Bible says that it's wrong, how come they aren't trying to shut down Red Lobster for serving shellfish (Leviticus says shellfish is unclean) or trying to stop retailers from selling clothes made from more than one type of fabric?

And how does two guys or two gals being married even affect other people's marriages?
24  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Rudy Ghouliani is a fascist on: February 24, 2015, 09:20:28 am
What's next? Obama attending Reverend Wright's church purely for political reasons?
25  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: IT'S MY BIRTHDAY on: February 23, 2015, 03:02:18 pm
My urine has been the color of #8, but it's usually #1.

Can someone post the address of Joe Republic's rug here?
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