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1  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.
2  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?
3  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.
4  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?
5  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.
6  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!
7  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?
8  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.
9  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.
10  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.
11  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?
12  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.
13  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.
14  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.
15  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.
16  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.
17  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?
18  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?
19  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?
20  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What are your plans for Valentine's Day? on: February 23, 2015, 10:19:02 am
I'll be reading The Arizonan's landmark work on the subject.

I'm kind of confused about what you mean there.

Anyways, I've had the best Valentine's Day in years. I didn't have to go to work or school for that matter, meaning I got to screw around and enjoy myself. And none of this crossing the International Dateline from the Eastern Hemisphere on the fourteenth of February crap. I went to see Jupiter Ascending. The best part is that I didn't even have to go to work the following day, meaning that I could've gotten wasted on shots of vodka if I wanted to do so.
21  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Political Nemeses on: February 23, 2015, 10:11:44 am
What about Linda Lingle and Mazie Hirono in Hawaii? They've faced off in two different statewide elections.

And weren't Harry Reid and John Ensign rivals at one point?
22  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: MO-SEN Kander is running on: February 23, 2015, 09:57:53 am
I've got a gut feeling that Jason Kander will lose to Roy Blunt despite having everything going for him.

Jason Kander should run for reelection and challenge Roy Blunt in 2022 or try to get elected governor and run against him at a later time.

It seems to be an "in" thing these days to get elected to a lower statewide office and run for the Senate or governor while still in your very first term.
23  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Blue states with glass ceilings on: January 23, 2015, 06:26:53 pm
I remember how Pennsylvania had two congresswomen not too long ago. Kathy Dahlkemper lost reelection and Allyson Schwartz ran for governor and lost the primary last year. I actually thought that she had a chance of making it into the governor's mansion.

Mississippi is the greatest offender when it comes to having a glass ceiling. They've never even elected a congresswoman.
24  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Blue states with glass ceilings on: January 21, 2015, 11:19:23 pm
How many women run for governor, though? As far as I know, the only serious candidate for governor of California got the Democratic nomination in 1994, and so the fact that Jerry Brown's sister didn't become governor probably had more to do with it being the wrong year than anything else. The incumbent Republican Wilson was easily re-elected in a Republican year. The last time a Republican incumbent governor lost was 1938.

More women run for governor than you may think. For every one that gets elected, there are a handful that didn't.
25  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Blue states with glass ceilings on: January 21, 2015, 10:22:53 pm
I've noticed how blue states like California and New York have elected female senators, but not female governors which is weird. Is it psychologically easier to send a woman to Washington than to the governor's mansion?

Washington had Patty Murray, Maria Cantwell, and Christine Gregoire.

New Hampshire has Shaheen, Ayotte, and Hassan.

North Carolina had Kay Hagan/Liddy Dole and Bev Purdue.

Technically if we're talking "blue," Louisiana had Kathleen Blanco, Mary Landrieu, and John Breaux, all Democrats.

Rhode Island just elected a female governor as well, yet has never sent a woman to the Senate I believe.

So it's definitely a thing having female Dem Senators and Governors.

I didn't mean all of the blue states and I forgot to check my post before posting.

Louisiana is a red state, for all intents and purposes. It was a blue state not too long ago.

As for Rhode Island, they recently elected Gina Raimondo. They've never sent a woman to the Senate even though Nancy Meyer and Claudine Schneider made serious runs for the office.
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