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1  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: OK 2018: Boren open to running on: Today at 06:15:18 am
Article.

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When Dan Boren was asked whether he might some day run for Oklahoma governor like his father, he said Tuesday, “I wouldn’t rule it out.”

Boren, a former U.S. representative from Oklahoma, addressed older students attending a University of Oklahoma session about what it was like being part of three generations of Borens who had each served as Democrat politicians.


The speaker’s comment about a governor's race drew instant applause from about 130 people attending the event when he opined about the future.

Oklahoma+midterm = Boren loses

You do realize Boren won reelection to the House in 2010 with 56% of the vote, right?

It's diffrent than statewide race.
2  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Oxford School of Absurdity, Ignorance, and Bad Posts IV on: Today at 06:13:24 am
No normalization until Cuba adopts capitalism and stops supporting left-wing dictatorships in the rest of Latin America. Then sure, we can cede a random exclave, why not.
3  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Robert Mugabe named chair of the African Union on: Today at 06:12:44 am
The most controversial head of the AU since FIVE YEARS AGO. I'm surprised it's been that long.

He is replacing Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz from Mauritania. A two time coup leader from a country which has actual slavery and in 2011-12 AU was led by Teodoro Obiang -  who has ruled Equatorial Guinea longer than Mugabe has ruled Zimbabwe and is an even worse tyrant.

Obiang is probably the most orwellian dictator in Africa, yet due to him keeping much lower profile than Mugabe or Gaddafi, he remains largely unknown figure.
4  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What would happen if Bushie was Prime Minister of Greece? on: Today at 06:03:30 am
Greece would be expelled from the European Union for trying to scam everybody with an elaborate, online scheme.
5  General Discussion / History / Re: Forum dems/libs: Would you have supported the American Revolution? on: January 30, 2015, 09:21:12 pm
An interesting - and sometimes forgotten - fact is that in Britain there were many supporters of the Americans.

Charles James Fox comes to mind here, though his antipathy toward George III and perceived "increasing powers of the crown" played an important role in this.
6  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Romney says he's not running on: January 30, 2015, 06:34:40 pm
With recent events that have happened on this board, along with the news that Governor Romney will not be in the 2016 field, I think it is best that I step away from this forum. Anyone who would like to remain in contact with me is welcome to add me on Facebook.

Signing Off,
Isaac

Romney has some impact after all.
7  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Petition for leniency on Hamilton/"Napoleon" on: January 30, 2015, 06:02:06 pm
I mean, at this point the whole sock policy just seems like a make-work project so that the moderators/administrators have something to do. It's pretty bizarre how up in arms the Regime gets about socking. Lifetime bans and all that just for making a second account.

That's never actually happened though.  We've doled out temporary bans to people who made second accounts a bunch of times, but only permabanned second accounts of people who were already permabanned in the first place.

Yep. Neither Mecha not Ogis were permabanned.
8  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: If you were a woman, would you wear the hijab when visiting Saudi Arabia? on: January 30, 2015, 05:59:03 pm
Since I'm not the Secretary of State nor First Lady, I probably woulnd't have much choice.

#DownWithThePriveledges
9  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Can an Oldtimer Explain Why Hamilton Was So Bad? on: January 30, 2015, 05:49:19 pm
Personally, my fondest memory of this charming character is the time he challenged me to prove my PM score wasn't fake on the day my grandmother passed away.

I remember. That was really low, even for Kyle Mercado.
10  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: New Register Thread on: January 30, 2015, 01:31:11 pm
Tmthforu94
De-Registered

Congratulations to everyone!

....

Seriously?
11  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Napoleon Memorial Thread #RIP on: January 30, 2015, 09:42:21 am
Going through my PMs, a lot of nice words from Napolean.  Maybe Napolean is the real Kyle Mercado and Hamilton is how he takes out his aggression?   It's all very bizarre.  It's not like, say, if opebo and Bushie turned out to be the same person... But it's up there in crazy Atlas lore.

Who's Napolean?
12  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Can an Oldtimer Explain Why Hamilton Was So Bad? on: January 30, 2015, 09:40:57 am
If someone's interested in a good summary of his role in Atlasia, check this out.

I love how the second half is essentially bitching about Antonio and me Grin

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That Kalwejt can have a net approval and I have a net disapproval is ridiculous. Name one thing Kalwejt ever did that was worthwhile [...] Comapre that to my accomplishments. [...] It's also none of my business that you approve of the do-nothing Kalwejt and disapprove of one of the two hardest working Representatives in the Assembly. [...] I'm never going to benefit from working with people like you or Kalwejt. [...] but people like Kalwejt speak in platitudes and don't actually answer my questions.
13  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Napoleon Memorial Thread #RIP on: January 30, 2015, 07:19:51 am
Going through my PMs, a lot of nice words from Napolean.  Maybe Napolean is the real Kyle Mercado and Hamilton is how he takes out his aggression?   It's all very bizarre.  It's not like, say, if opebo and Bushie turned out to be the same person... But it's up there in crazy Atlas lore.

I mean, "Hamilton" was five years ago. When the guy was in his teens. It's not ridiculous to believe that someone can change in five years, especially when they're so young.

Except he haven't changed at all. Instead of letting it go when he was banned and then asking, after a reasonable period of time, to be let back, he kept trolling by dozens of his sock accounts.

There must be a line.
14  General Discussion / History / Re: Forum dems/libs: Would you have supported the American Revolution? on: January 30, 2015, 06:08:40 am
Without a hindsight, I'd certainly sympathize with a revolutionary forces, embracing best ideas of the Enlightenment (as imperfect we may see them now) against an imperial power. I'm still not sure what my position would be with a hindsight.

I'm not sure--I would be vehemently opposed to integrating the colonies in any way into parliament, because that would prolong slavery. I guess I would, given that the colonies staying as mere colonies in the long term is unlikely.

Why do you say that?

With the colonies remaining loyal, slavery would likely be abolished no later than 1833, as in the rest of the British Empire. Unless there would be a provision to exclude some American colonies (the South), like there was a provision of exclusion "of the Territories in the Possession of the East India Company," the "Island of Ceylon," and "the Island of Saint Helena", and these exceptions were abolished in 1843. I really can't imagine London retaining slavery just to please a couple of colonies. Actually, I wouldn't be surprised to see abolition process speeded due to this.
15  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which would you rather have your son be part 2 on: January 30, 2015, 05:20:27 am
I don't wany a son.
16  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: ARREST TMTHFORU94 on: January 30, 2015, 04:28:07 am
Well, well. Not only Mr. Tmthforu94 had failed to report a traitor to the proper authorities. Now, he's publicly defending him:

He wasn't.

I am so outraged that I would volunteer for his firing squad.
17  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Kurdish FFs finally defeat IS in Kobane, progress also in Iraq on: January 29, 2015, 06:55:10 pm
Fantastic news! The West must be ashamed of itself for not having done more to help these brave men and women.

The West has a lot to feel ashamed of itself when it comes to the Kurds.
18  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Which European Social Democratic party is the most pathetic? on: January 29, 2015, 04:15:17 pm
Depends what do we understand by "pathetic". SPÖ is certainly not "pathetic" when it comes to their ability to stay in power, while parties such as SLD and now PASOK becomes increasingly impotent.
19  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Is the SNP a socialist party? on: January 29, 2015, 04:13:32 pm
IIRC SNP never claimed to be "socialist".
20  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Raul Castro: US must return Guantánamo for normal relations on: January 29, 2015, 02:54:13 pm
U.S. continuing posession over the sovereign Cuban soil, against the country's government wishes, should indeed end.
21  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of your day today? on: January 29, 2015, 12:00:06 am
Crap
22  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Can an Oldtimer Explain Why Hamilton Was So Bad? on: January 28, 2015, 11:48:42 pm
Wasn't there an unofficial agreement Hamilton will cease his sockpupetting if we cease to invoke the nuclear option?
23  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Recent bans on: January 28, 2015, 02:27:19 pm
If I changed my display name to WhitePowerKKK, will I get banned? May I do that?

Please don't because: 1-it would be dumb and 2-if you got banned it'd make a lot of undeserving people happy. That you're still around is something I'll always derive amusement from.

Yeah, your standards were always low.
24  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Good Post Gallery II on: January 28, 2015, 12:34:54 pm
Atlas has rules against socks for a number of reasons. It does legitimate discourse no favors to have someone create fake posters simply for the narcissistic purpose of arguing and scoring points. It shows a complete lack of respect for the limited number of actual rules we have around here. And it hampers the integrity of that silly little Atlas government simulation that so many of you seem to like.

A lot of you seem to think that the rules shouldn't apply if a poster is a friend of yours or appears to be a "nice guy." That's not how this site -- or the real world -- works.
25  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Hamilton on: January 28, 2015, 12:34:21 pm
It's been five years since his ban and he still can't get over it.

Not very healthy.
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