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1  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Trump: "I don't want poor people in my cabinet" on: Today at 01:53:06 am
Why doesn't Donald Trump appoint a non-rich yet non-poor person for Commerce Secretary instead?

It's hard to believe that this orange piece of s**t is president.
2  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Democrats Are ‘Children Of Satan,’ Right-Wing Radio Host Says on: Today at 01:20:07 am
Remembers guys, Satan has a lower count of confirmed kills than God does.

I'd rather worship Satan than a petty deity who kills people for non-serious stuff.

There should be an event in which people pose as Satan worshippers and parade in front of churches like Westboro Baptist Church.
3  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Should we consider IA and OH lean Republican states in the 2020 election? on: Today at 12:24:04 am
Both states are lean Republican at this point.
4  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: GA-08 2018: Should Democrats look to defeat Austin Scott? on: June 20, 2017, 04:28:36 pm
If a viable Democrat interested in running against Austin Scott can raise serious amounts of money, then more power to him or her. He or she is on her own though.
5  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Will Donald Trump's adultery be an issue in GOP primaries? on: June 20, 2017, 01:45:30 am
it seems like adultery is no longer an issue in Republican primaries in general.
6  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Protestors confront politicians at town halls megathread on: June 20, 2017, 01:19:56 am
I went to a town hall in Scottsdale held by my congressman David Schweikert in which he discussed healthcare and it was underwhelming except for the one heckler who kept asking him questions.

Bravo for Schweikert for holding a town hall meeting.  NY-2 Congressman Peter King refuses to hold one and when protesters appeared outside his home he whined on Facebook about it.  Like a b****.

Is Peter King the Islamophobic congressman from Long Island?

Congressman Trent Franks from Glendale, AZ is also holding one in July and I intend on showing up.
7  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Pregnant woman shot by Seattle cops who she called for help on: June 20, 2017, 12:51:04 am
Why would someone shoot a pregnant woman?

There are so many deplorables that work in law enforcement.
8  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: NV-SEN: Rosen in on: June 19, 2017, 10:46:59 pm
Remember guys, Jacky Rosen still has to defeat Jessee Sbaih and whoever else is running for the Democratic nomination.
9  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: (Thread) Interesting factoids about presidential elections. on: June 18, 2017, 03:01:34 pm
Tennessee was more democratic than the nation in 1984.

Every election from 1952-1984 had at least a 5% median trend. No election since has more than 4.5%.

1996 was the last election Democrats would win the majority of votes cast in the south.

In 1892, Democrats got 0% of the vote in Colorado. In 1896, they got 85%, the single biggest shift in presidential election, better even than in much of the deep south. Not only that, but this was in the course of an election that went from a democratic three point win to a republican five.

The election of 1880 had the slimmest popular vote margin, a mere 1898 votes.

If slaves were not counted in apportioment, Adams would have won 1800 despite losing the popular vote by 22.8 points.

The South got as many concessions as they did because slaves were counted towards the electoral vote and because of northern Democrats that were sympathetic towards the South.
10  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: NJ-SEN: Only 31% believe Menendez deserves reelection on: June 18, 2017, 02:37:11 pm
I think any well-known Democrat who is brave enough to run against Menendez will win the primary and (obviously) the general. Personally I'd like Josh Gottheimer to run against him, but he's a freshman congressman in a Republican district, so I think he's trying to anchor himself for reelection.

If anyone but Trump was POTUS, and Tom Kean decided to run, I could see the state electing its first Republican Senator in decades. I don't see Kean running this year, though.

For what it's worth, Jeffrey Chiesa was a Republican senator from New Jersey in 2013. He was appointed by Chris Christie though.
11  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Arizona is the new Ohio on: June 16, 2017, 11:34:48 pm
I imagine Arizona in the future being what New Mexico was in 1992.
12  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Who is the most to blame for Hillary Clinton's loss? on: June 16, 2017, 11:32:07 pm
Who do you think is the most to blame for Hillary Clinton's loss?

I think it's James Comey for the investigation or Anthony Weiner for having the emails on his computer.
13  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Feinstein and Grassley introduce anti-drug bill on: June 16, 2017, 11:20:17 pm
These two mummies need to retire soon.
14  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: How will republicans try to appeal to black voters in the future? on: June 16, 2017, 10:15:10 pm
Both parties make condescending approaches to the black community.

The Democrats tell them that the other side is essentially trying to "put them back in chains", believing that they can maintain the vote based on fear, which has worked for them until this point. They go on and on about criminal justice reform, voter ID laws, welfare programs, etc., as if every black person is a criminal who is too poor to get a $20 state ID card. Cities burn and crumble on their watch, but as long as the other side doesn't provide as compelling alternative, there is no reason for blacks to switch sides.

Republicans have also begun talking about criminal justice reform and the racial outcome of the War on Drugs, which are, while probably subjects most blacks are sympathetic to, are not the immediate concerns to the law-abiding black middle-class and other individualistic "strivers" who the GOP could realistically win over. The politicians have to actually go there and not be completely tone-deaf or pretend that racism doesn't exist. It's always going to be a hard sell, trying to sell the ideals of the founders, who were all white men, many whom were slaveholders, to blacks, but you have to try.

Do you realize that getting an ID card can be a pain in the ass and expensive? We do need criminal justice reform because criminals get unreasonable sentences for mere possession of drugs and some crimes are classified as felonies when they should be misdemeanors.
15  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: What are the roots of the current divisiveness of American politics/discourse? on: June 16, 2017, 10:08:06 pm
I think that the real problem is that people in general are more divided than ever from a general standpoint. People don't really want to associate with or listen to viewpoints from people that are different from them. Everyone wants to self-segregate and the internet has only made it much worse. Do you ever notice how everyone is cliqueist even in the adult world? Hell, people are cliqueist on internet forums.
16  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: 2020: Donald Trump vs. Al Franken on: June 16, 2017, 01:03:50 am

347: Al Franken/Gwen Graham - 49.1%
191: Donald Trump/Mike Pence - 43.4%

Why would the Democrats win an electoral vote from Nebraska and yet lose one in Maine?
17  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: How will republicans try to appeal to black voters in the future? on: June 16, 2017, 12:59:29 am
They will make promises to overhaul the criminal justice system. Whether or not they actually keep their promises is anyone's guess.
18  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: NJ-SEN: Only 31% believe Menendez deserves reelection on: June 16, 2017, 12:56:41 am
How is Menendez not in Federal prison yet?

He must be well-connected or something.
19  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Which republican candidates could possibly flip Washington and Oregon? on: June 16, 2017, 12:52:44 am
It would have to be a moderate or liberal Republican and even then, the chances would be very, very slim.

Pretty soon in the future, there will be threads like "Which Republican could possibly flip New Mexico and Colorado?" because of changing demographics.
20  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: How will Republicans try appeal to latinos (if they do not their party is dead)? on: June 16, 2017, 12:51:34 am
There is not much that they can do aside from addressing issues in the Latino community and taking a hard stance against xenophobia.

I'm tempted to say that the ship is sailing or has sailed away.
21  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / How does Donald Trump react if he loses and the Democrats retake Congress? on: June 16, 2017, 12:32:42 am
Let's say that Donald Trump loses to whichever candidate the Democrats nominate and the Republicans lose control of Congress, how does he react and how does he respond on Twitter?
22  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: (Thread) Interesting factoids about presidential elections. on: June 15, 2017, 10:30:37 pm
The 1836 Presidential Election was the only presidential election in which a major party deliberately ran multiple candidates.

Aside from presidential elections before 1960, no Democrat has won the presidency without winning Hawaii.

Even in landslide elections, no candidate has won every county in New Mexico (it seems like one or two counties always slip away).
23  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of evergreen on: June 14, 2017, 11:24:21 pm
I thought that she was amusing.

This makes it very difficult for first-time offenders to avoid becoming repeat offenders, as the only general advice they can give you upon return is something to the effect of "don't be yourself", because even they don't yet know what will end up being justifiable ban material for you in the future. It's why so many people who get temp-bans are then permabanned within one to two months of their return.

It's far more common for people to be banned for repeated infractions than it is for them to be banned for just a single one-off sin.  For those in the first group, yes, I'm often not sure what else to say other than "don't be yourself", because "yourself" is quite often the problem.  E.g., when the jmfcst ban was being debated, and someone asked if he should be given another temp ban, I asked what the temp ban warning would even look like other than "stop acting like jmfcst", since his entire persona is what people found problematic.

People come back from tempbans and then end up getting permabanned because the personality characteristics that sparked their original behavior don't die out because of the tempban.


On another forum, I got permabanned just for calling a moderator a "forum nazi" for announcing that he was going to delete a harmless thread. That is some unfair moderation. If it was a months-long ban, it would have been a different matter. It's not like I posted links to porn or something egregious.
24  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: How often do you wash your bed sheets? on: June 14, 2017, 11:20:26 pm
I bring them to my mom every week...

That answer could be duplicated by about 85% of the posters here, if they're honest.

It's unfair to assume that a person doesn't wash his or her bedsheets whether or not they live at home.

We shouldn't be making assumptions about people we've never met in person just because they're Atlas users.

It's a reply based on rock solid demographics, AZ......

I'm a bit slow, so you might have to explain that for me.

In case you were wondering, I wash my sheets weekly and I live in an apartment that I have a lease for.
25  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: How often do you wash your bed sheets? on: June 14, 2017, 12:55:44 am
I bring them to my mom every week...

That answer could be duplicated by about 85% of the posters here, if they're honest.

It's unfair to assume that a person doesn't wash his or her bedsheets whether or not they live at home.

We shouldn't be making assumptions about people we've never met in person just because they're Atlas users.
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