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1  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?
2  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?
3  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.
4  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?
5  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.
6  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.
7  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.
8  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.
9  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Blue states with glass ceilings on: January 21, 2015, 10:04:33 pm
I didn't mean every single blue state, but the ones my question applies to.

I haven't seen anyone from Arizona on the forum. This is a first

Really? What about Carl Hayden?
10  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of #DeflateGate? on: January 21, 2015, 09:37:42 pm
I think that there's some truth to it, but it's not a big issue. Does it really affect the outcome of the games?

Aside from sports fans, who really cares?
11  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Blue states with glass ceilings on: January 21, 2015, 09:21:44 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?
12  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Valentine's Day merchandise on shelves already?! on: January 18, 2015, 07:50:27 pm
I'm not complaining...I'm addicted to those conversation heart candies.

At least they haven't called them "love symbol candies" or "holiday candies"...yet.



You've discovered my secret! I'm actually the ghost of Elliot Rodger!

On a serious note, I sometimes think that if one girl bothered to have pity sex with him, then maybe those six people would still be alive today.
13  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Valentine's Day merchandise on shelves already?! on: January 07, 2015, 08:03:49 pm
WTF is happening in this thread...

The universe is eating itself.
14  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / The movie Unbroken on: January 06, 2015, 06:36:25 pm
Did anyone else see this movie?

I usually enjoy watching movies with a historical side and that's what drew me to it. It is based on a true story about an Olympic runner who joined the United States Army Air Forces, the predecessor of the United States Air Force, and became a prisoner of war.
15  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Valentine's Day merchandise on shelves already?! on: January 05, 2015, 10:45:11 pm
Back on topic, why does such a depressing holiday have an unbearable "in-your-face factor" ?

It's not like there's a wide selection of seasonal merchandise for any occasion between now and Valentine's.  The only thing I can think of would be to have some gun dealer with absolutely no taste, morals, or common sense to offer boxes of .30-06 ammo for MLK Day.

What's wrong with a special ammo sale for Martin Luther King Day aside from the fact that it's insensitive and the reverend was killed by a gun?

I might consider having a combustible sale in the spirit of September 11th if I feel like being a douchebag.

Not merely any gun, but a .30-06 rifle.  I suppose an MLK Day sale should have those on offer in addition to the ammo.

Is that the rifle James Earl Ray used?
16  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Valentine's Day merchandise on shelves already?! on: January 05, 2015, 10:32:18 am
It's not like there's a wide selection of seasonal merchandise for any occasion between now and Valentine's.  The only thing I can think of would be to have some gun dealer with absolutely no taste, morals, or common sense to offer boxes of .30-06 ammo for MLK Day.

What's wrong with a special ammo sale for Martin Luther King Day aside from the fact that it's insensitive and the reverend was killed by a gun?

I might consider having a combustible sale in the spirit of September 11th if I feel like being a douchebag.
17  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Valentine's Day merchandise on shelves already?! on: January 04, 2015, 11:55:18 pm
Goodness gracious.  That's really terrible.  You saw a few pink teddy bears and heart shaped Whitman's Samplers in a store.  

Is the Navy going to give you a medal for surviving that kind of harrowing experience?

Sometimes I wish that the Navy would give me a medal for that.

But seriously, Valentine's Day is a depressing holiday. I guess retailers don't have a concept of discretion. Would it kill them to just exercise at least a little of it?
18  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Valentine's Day merchandise on shelves already?! on: January 04, 2015, 10:11:59 pm
I can't wait to see what the next holiday the Arizonan will complain about for not being like the Good Old Days any more.

Sorry, I only do the 25th of December and the 14th of February.

I'm actually much more likely to post another thread complaining about how computer game companies are becoming control freaks that don't like used game sales and want to make everything online-only.
19  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Valentine's Day merchandise on shelves already?! on: January 04, 2015, 09:34:06 pm
I already saw Easter stuff.

What? Seriously?

At least Easter doesn't remind you of negative emotions.
20  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Valentine's Day merchandise on shelves already?! on: January 04, 2015, 09:19:12 pm
I go to the local Navy Exchange and they have Valentine's Day merchandise already. They didn't even wait a week after New Year's Day.

The Navy metaphorically decided to give me the finger, Valentine's Day-style, a second time.

The holiday itself isn't too bad, but how people handle that day is what makes it bad.

Whatever happened to the good old days when retailers waited the month of a holiday before even preparing for the holiday? There was a time when you didn't see Christmas decorations at, say Macy's, until after the Thanksgiving Day Parade.
21  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Why were Megyn Kelly's comments on Santa so controversial? on: December 30, 2014, 06:43:50 pm
I am in agreement with you CountryClassSF, political correctness has gone too far and become quite annoying. I've seen someone compare the Santa thing to slavery. It's not slavery or Selma, AL or even Ferguson, MO in a metaphorical sense.

Whatever happened to the good old days when people never called a Christmas tree a "holiday tree" and people didn't make Santa Claus's race into an issue? If the current form of Santa is good enough for me, it should be good enough for everyone else. Nowadays, anything goes, like removing religious references from as many places as possible.


I'll admit I had a weird fixation on racial issues in the past, but decided to ignore racial issues from now on.

Yes, your weird fixation on race is clearly behind you.

Caring a lot less about race is definitely going to be my New Year's resolution.
22  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Is abortion less of an issue simply because there are less abortions? on: December 23, 2014, 10:39:53 pm
A woman shouldn't be forced to have a child that she can't take care of, have a child who's father raped her, or if she's still in high school and a child would ruin the rest of her life.

Yes, she should be forced to have the child in all of those circumstances. None of them are in any way the child's fault. Children don't get to choose the manner in which they are conceived, and they certainly do not deserve to be killed because of things that weren't their fault in the slightest.

A fetus is not a child and it is a fetus until it pops out.

Even if it is fully developed?
23  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Is abortion less of an issue simply because there are less abortions? on: December 23, 2014, 04:19:19 pm
I think down the road, if we're very good at framing the issue, we can get it down to 10 weeks. It can't probably go beyond that.

It's unfortunate, but we will never get legal abortions down to 0 and never will make it completely illegal (except for the mother's life). But we've made great strides since 2010 to undercut the access and availability to abortion clinics and hindered the ability to open new ones, while shuttering many clinics. I count that as a solid victory.
This post explains exactly why Republicans aren't in touch with woman. Woman have brains too, they can make the best decision under their circumstances. Nobody ever wants to have to have an abortion, but life isn't perfect. A woman shouldn't be forced to have a child that she can't take care of, have a child who's father raped her, or if she's still in high school and a child would ruin the rest of her life. We can't just make these laws and expect woman to stop being raped, and having accidental pregnancies. A fetus is not a person and needs to stop being put above a woman's own life. Abortion is a constitutionally-protected legal medical procedure.

Have you ever heard of giving a child up for adoption?

While a fetus that is not fully developed is not a person, everyone was a fetus at one point. How would you like it if your mother had an abortion while she was pregnant with you? Would you say that your mother has the right to abort you?

I'm not advocating banning abortion, I still think it should be legal. I don't believe in abortions, except as a last resort.

EDIT: An unborn child should be considered a person if it is fully developed.
24  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Why were Megyn Kelly's comments on Santa so controversial? on: December 21, 2014, 07:24:53 pm

I never understood why anyone needs a Santa that looks vaguely like them. I thought that he was supposed to represent all of mankind.


Why do you need a Santa that looks vaguely like you?

He doesn't look like me aside from being male and I don't care.

What are you getting at?
25  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: "Holiday tree" on: December 21, 2014, 05:01:06 pm
Is it too much to ask people to refer to a Christmas tree as a Christmas tree and Christmas cookies as Christmas cookies and so on and so forth? We're too worried about offending people these days.

Why do you care what people call things?  Call it whatever you want, and let others do the same.

Normally, I don't care what people call things, but it feels like the word "Christmas" is being censored out.

Despite what Bill O'Reilly says (not that I watch his show), there isn't a 'War on Christmas', but there might as well be.

I remember some time ago I checked the official webpage of the City of Las Vegas. On the events section, they called one of the events the "holiday tree lighting". On the same webpage, one of the other events was the Chanukkah Menorah Lighting with the mayor. The City of Las Vegas didn't have a problem referring to a menorah as a menorah, but they couldn't be arsed to refer to the tree as a Christmas tree or even mention the word "Christmas" on the same page?! At least show a little consistency.

By the way, I managed to enjoy my time in Las Vegas with family even though it was only for one night.
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