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1  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: on: November 29, 2016, 02:36:50 pm
You are a true hero CrabCake.
2  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Why is Dan Malloy unpopular? on: November 29, 2016, 10:37:08 am
Dannel Malloy is my favorite governor. Honestly.

Why?

Because to some people being an ideological hack is more important than good governance.
3  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Transition Team/Cabinet Thread on: November 24, 2016, 03:47:47 am
thanks, morden, i should have more specifically asked for a successful bid of such a candidate (i guess accepting the ambassadorship from obama even harmed his candidacy) but i agree now that it would be possible.

Well there was former UN Ambassador George Herbert Walker Bush in 1988 if you're looking for a successful former ambassador. ^^ 
Yeah, but he was also a former Congressman, CIA Director, Ambassador to China, and Vice President Tongue

True enough, but Haley will have been Governor for six years as well so it's not as if UN Ambassador will be her first important post and I think he original question was whether somebody had made a come-back from holding a position as ambassador to become president afterwards.
4  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Jill Stein files for a recounts in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin on: November 24, 2016, 03:27:44 am
Throw  her off a boat already! I don't care if she's feeling remorse or more likely just wants attention. There is absolutely no evidence for there being any election rigging going on in Wisconsin and this just show that Stein is as out there as Trump and his supporters are.

5  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Transition Team/Cabinet Thread on: November 23, 2016, 09:17:06 am
thanks, morden, i should have more specifically asked for a successful bid of such a candidate (i guess accepting the ambassadorship from obama even harmed his candidacy) but i agree now that it would be possible.

Well there was former UN Ambassador George Herbert Walker Bush in 1988 if you're looking for a successful former ambassador. ^^ 
6  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Breakdown of Irish Political Parties? on: November 21, 2016, 11:05:32 am
Can someone give me a breakdown of the ideologies and stances of Irish political parties?

They don't really have ideologies. The two big parties FF and FG are basically the same, they just disagree on whether the country should have accepted the Anglo-Irish Treaty almost a century ago.

Although FG is generally seen to be more centre-right on economic issues, while FF is more centre-right on cultural and social issues.

I'm over-simplifying, but some Irish person will probably step in and give a more nuanced view.
7  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner for a cabinet position? on: November 17, 2016, 06:26:15 am
I had no idea it was banned by law for presidents to appoint their family.

This means the writer's of House of Cards made a huge mistake compared to reality when they had Frank appointing Claire as his UN Ambassador.
8  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Hagrid on: November 16, 2016, 09:16:24 pm
You can't really blame him for being emotional about a candidate he believed so strongly in. I just feel he needs a hug and some time.

Sure it's terrible to look down on white working class people (something which unfortunately is way too common here and on the left in general) but most of us have probably said stupid things when angry or upset.

I liked him when he was Conservative, I like him now that he's... Liberal... ? whatever he is now.

FF!   
9  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: DC - voted for statehood on: November 16, 2016, 07:05:38 pm
D.C. won't become a state in their own right for a very long time, if ever.

Obviously the ordinary folks living in Washington should have congressional representation, but if Dems actually cared about voting-rights for the people living there they'd support carving out the central government parts as "the district" and then have the rest merge with Maryland. Of course I strongly suspect to most liberals the issue has much more to do with Democrats wanting to gain two extra senators than anything else.

10  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: The Pigfvcker Memorial Suppository for UK News: A Departure from EUtopia on: November 16, 2016, 03:18:21 pm
God damn it Britain, I know you have some sort of weird unconscious prejudice and bigotry towards red-headed people, but just leave the hot ginger and his new girlfriend alone!

11  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Report: Trump Taps Ben Carson for Secretary of Education on: November 12, 2016, 06:19:57 am
I thought Republicans were dead set on abolishing the education department?
12  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Is the filibuster now dead? on: November 12, 2016, 06:15:39 am
He should!

The idea that you should need 60% support to pass anything in the Senate, which has been the practical result of the filibuster for the last years, is silly. It was a stupid rule back when Republicans used it to obstruct president Obama, it will be stupid when he leaves office.

13  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: 2020 Republican frontrunners on: November 09, 2016, 02:34:23 am
Time for us to look ridiculous in four years!
I say either Trump Part Deux or Pence/Cotton.

Four years? It just took a few hours.

But you got lucky with that Trump Part Deux.
14  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: 2016 Presidential Election Results & Exit Polls **live commentary thread** on: November 09, 2016, 02:28:12 am
The worst thing about this is that Tender will have been right all along. Tongue

I'll admit, I thought Clinton would carry it and carry it rather comfortably. But this really shows that there is an international trend for nationalism and that if politicians and the media act like arrogant snobs, ignoring and talking down to rural areas, and buying into devise identity politics and SJW policies they will be punished by an electorate that feels talked down to and ignored.

15  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: 2016 Presidential Election Results & Exit Polls **live commentary thread** on: November 08, 2016, 06:29:00 pm
Bayh over-preforming by 9 pt. at the moment. Tongue

16  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: 2016 Presidential Election Results & Exit Polls **live commentary thread** on: November 08, 2016, 06:23:59 pm
Gray over-preforming Clinton by 11 pt. at the moment. Ticket splitting is alive and well at least.  
17  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: turnout reports, voting problems, and last minute dirty tricks on: November 08, 2016, 03:48:06 pm
Why is it so hard for America to run efficient and secure elections? Every country in Europe can do it!
Except for Austria, apparently.

Fair enough! Tongue

Back in 2014 in the Swedish election thread Tender would go on and on how, although Swedish voting and vote counting was efficient, we were clearly not as good as awesome as his wŁnderbar Austria.

Wrong! Liar! Crooked! That came back to bite him in the ass BIGLY!
18  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: turnout reports, voting problems, and last minute dirty tricks on: November 08, 2016, 02:21:12 pm
Female turnout is apparently at a record high in New Hampshire.

Any word on if they're angry?

All voters are angry this year.
19  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: turnout reports, voting problems, and last minute dirty tricks on: November 08, 2016, 02:16:14 pm
I've seen videos of the supposedly "rigged" voting machines on both sides. 99% of the time, it's because it's a touch screen, and the cursor is ever so slightly off from where your finger touches it. So, rather than trying press a different part of the screen, they will simply keep pressing the middle of their candidate's box going "baaaa rigged!" as some other thing gets selected.

Urggh! Just get rid of those damn voting machines. Paper is more, secure and more efficient.

Why is it so hard for America to run efficient and secure elections? Every country in Europe can do it!

Seriously someone should start a Make American Voting Great Again campaign.
20  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: turnout reports, voting problems, and last minute dirty tricks on: November 08, 2016, 10:22:10 am
In fact, I have always voted early.

How could you?! Voting on ED is a tradition! :O

Next you'll be telling us you're one of those people who have a plastic Christmas tree or have a BBQ on Midsummer instead of eating herring.

No respect for Swedish values or customs at all. Make Sweden great again!

21  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: turnout reports, voting problems, and last minute dirty tricks on: November 08, 2016, 07:15:49 am
My dad was number #24 at our precinct. A lot of white guys with beard and big trucks at our precinct.

Calling it now! Massachusetts to be taken by Trump on the back of huge turn-out in the bearded men with trucks demographic.

 
22  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Best Forecast One Week Before Election Day on: November 04, 2016, 06:50:04 am
Just a note that 538 has it at 66, not 76

He's talking about their forecast as it was on Thuesday though and not how it is at the moment.
23  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 Senatorial Election Polls / Re: MO-Monmouth: Blunt +1 on: November 01, 2016, 03:44:14 pm
Sh*t, it's so damn frustrating to see all those razor-thin Republican leads. If Blunt, Burr, Young and Ayotte all squeak in by a point or two I'm going to be PISSED.

At least you'll still have your country's election Smiley

Don't remind him of that. I'm pretty sure that if there is one thing that can make Tony even more depressed about the state of politics today it's bringing up the complete implosion of the French left and the horror show that is French politics.
24  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Which Senate race would you rather your party won? on: November 01, 2016, 07:59:15 am
Kander obvioysly! He's my favourite candidate this year. Man!
25  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: FBI Reviewing Clinton emails news: LATEST - Emails from Weiner investigation on: October 28, 2016, 02:33:35 pm
Someone needs to drone Weiner already.

The next DNC should feature the public castration of Anthony Weiner live. With an axe.

Or at least do this.
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