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1  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Reuters poll: Emailgate has no effect on Democratic primary on: Today at 04:59:51 am
Of course this silly phony scandal has no effect.
2  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you have a caffeine dependence? on: Today at 04:47:28 am
Absolutely.

FF.
3  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Why is O'Malley dominating? on: Today at 04:36:17 am
O'Malley's dominating because emailgate is destroying Hillary with a speed of Black Death.
4  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Sam Spade Memorial Good Post Gallery on: March 29, 2015, 08:16:51 pm
Hillary Fans Society of Mutual Support is at work here, I see.

you got owned kaljetw, don't sulk about it

I wish. "Got owned (by)" and "Beet" does not belong in the same sentence. Keep searching, my friend Smiley
5  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Polish presidential election, 2015 on: March 29, 2015, 08:14:08 pm
Not to mention just another party of outra-parliamentary left was formed, lol.

Being the Greens member myself, I must concur that we can't possibly have any real breakthrough without cooperating with other formations and Grodzka-Nowicka division (and ego problem on all sides) is a good example. There's some place to start to expand, especially once Palikot's enterprise ended up in failure, but to accomplish even the smallest break we would need to clean our own backyard. And that's hard as hell.

The other thing is obviously SLD still not drooping dead. I used to be an extremely reluctant SLD voter because "they're the only parliamentary formation", but I'm quite convinced they're beyond any hope to recover beyond 10-15%

I'm quite accustomed to be in a margin Tongue

who the hell am I supposed to support?

Grzegorz Braun pls

Haha, I'm too violently Republican for that.
6  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Polish presidential election, 2015 on: March 29, 2015, 08:00:19 pm
I could do it, you know. After all, I am Catholic. But not Polish. And black. Although both could be fixed, the latter in 2-3 generations...

Just don't go Michael Jackson, OK?
7  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: How come there aren't any female GOP politicians running? on: March 29, 2015, 07:08:58 pm
Ayotte - Hasn't done much, has never really sought national attention.

She's up for reelection in 2016, which makes running much more difficult.
8  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: muon2 vor VP on: March 29, 2015, 06:31:10 pm
6. He's not from one of *those scary states like Oklahoma


Just one error?

I'm so proud of myself.
9  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Reince Priebus; Even Nixon didn't destroy the tapes on: March 29, 2015, 06:29:47 pm
State Department rules she wrote herself and were not in place under her predecessors.
That isn't true. The State Department requires archiving emails because all Federal agencies are required to do so by Federal law. I guess I kind of misphrased it by saying "State Department rules" but in any case your statement isn't accurate.

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If Congress is concerned about cabinet members using government email addresses, they should pass a law about it.
They already did; it's called the Federal Records Act. Hillary violated it.

That said, all of the legal stuff is secondary to the fake that Hillary was/is obviously trying to hide something. Going through all of that trouble to ensure that the public wouldn't be able to see her emails, and then deleting thousands after this was discovered, while still refusing to grant access to her server? Come one, just using common sense you can figure out that she was doing something criminal.

Yeah, yeah, it's all a conspiracy Roll Eyes
10  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Sam Spade Memorial Good Post Gallery on: March 29, 2015, 06:27:38 pm
Hillary Fans Society of Mutual Support is at work here, I see.
11  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Reince Priebus; Even Nixon didn't destroy the tapes on: March 29, 2015, 06:25:26 pm
Obviously you haven't read my post carefully. So just as a reminder:

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For the record, I'm not saying she would make a bad President (hell, she'd certainly be far better than any of the Republican bras), because of the resume (or lack of thereof), since it doesn't really determine a leader's qualities, but let's be objective about this.

I am being objective. No one's denying that Bill Clinton's career hasn't massively helped Hillary's. That just doesn't mean that she doesn't have a career of her own, that what she's done somehow doesn't count or counts less, or that she isn't an accomplished person.



Maybe, but "extremely accomplished" is a bit of stretch, especially since she's yet to claim the White House.
12  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Reince Priebus; Even Nixon didn't destroy the tapes on: March 29, 2015, 06:17:46 pm
But she does have a career of her own. That's the thing. No one says that Obama doesn't have a career of his own because he wouldn't be where he is without Michelle (who helped him sell himself as authentic to black community) or David Axelrod (who helped him sell himself to whites) or wealthy Chicago donors like Penny Pritzker (who bankrolled his early career). He wouldn't be where he is without any of those people. None of us would be where we are without our parents, at the very least.

Why is Hillary held to a higher standard then? No one says Ted Kennedy never had a career of his own because he wouldn't have been Senator had he not been a Kennedy.

But everybody pretty much agrees that Ted Kennedy became Senator only because this was handed the seat to him by his family's political machine. The same way Hillary's rise on the elected office was so rapid because she was the First Lady of the United States.

Which everybody pretty much agrees.

But if I say Ted Kennedy was an intelligent and accomplished man, are you going to use the fact that he was handed his seat to him by his family's machine to argue that he wasn't intelligent or accomplished?

Obviously you haven't read my post carefully. So just as a reminder:

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For the record, I'm not saying she would make a bad President (hell, she'd certainly be far better than any of the Republican bras), because of the resume (or lack of thereof), since it doesn't really determine a leader's qualities, but let's be objective about this.

And since I've been known aroud as a big Ted Kennedy's fan, that goes for him as well. But doesn't change how his career started. And I will stand by my statement that Hillary had, in some way, handed it to her as well.

At this point, I want the first female president to be the wife of a former president just so that spouses get some respect.

If you support Hillary because you believe she's qualified to be President and would be a good Chief Executive, I totally respect that. But supporting someone because of who's the spouse is the silliest argument I've heard so far.
13  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Reince Priebus; Even Nixon didn't destroy the tapes on: March 29, 2015, 05:50:47 pm
But she does have a career of her own. That's the thing. No one says that Obama doesn't have a career of his own because he wouldn't be where he is without Michelle (who helped him sell himself as authentic to black community) or David Axelrod (who helped him sell himself to whites) or wealthy Chicago donors like Penny Pritzker (who bankrolled his early career). He wouldn't be where he is without any of those people. None of us would be where we are without our parents, at the very least.

Why is Hillary held to a higher standard then? No one says Ted Kennedy never had a career of his own because he wouldn't have been Senator had he not been a Kennedy.

But everybody pretty much agrees that Ted Kennedy became Senator only because this was handed the seat to him by his family's political machine. The same way Hillary's rise on the elected office was so rapid because she was the First Lady of the United States. And that is an advantage other female politicians never enjoyed. I'm sorry, but lots of her popularity comes directly from Bill's popularity as President.

Well, she did have an impressive legal career on her own (sorry for not being clear enough), but not a political one. And the fact Obama had even less impressive resume before his election doesn't change anything.

For the record, I'm not saying she would make a bad President (hell, she'd certainly be far better than any of the Republican bras), because of the resume (or lack of thereof), since it doesn't really determine a leader's qualities, but let's be objective about this.
14  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you have a caffeine dependence? on: March 29, 2015, 05:35:52 pm
No. Coffee looks and smells disgusting, and I never wish to try it.

When will you finally become a man?
15  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you have a caffeine dependence? on: March 29, 2015, 04:35:40 pm
No.  While I do drink caffeinated beverages, I'm able to avoid them before bedtime, and I don't need to have them immediately to be able to function when I wake up.

I don't drink coffee after 8 PM, but I need this on the morning badly.
16  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Reince Priebus; Even Nixon didn't destroy the tapes on: March 29, 2015, 04:33:30 pm
Hillary is extremely intelligent and accomplished.

This talking point is getting extremely annoying. Hillary's actual resume is actually quite unremarkable.

- Before 2000 she was a mere political spouse. Granted, an active one, although the way she handled healthcare initiative makes me very sceptical about her abilities to get things done (sure, Republicans bear most of the blame for killing it, but she performed quite poorly). I doubt anyone could claim with all seriousness she would've become Senator and then a presidential candidate without being married to the President of the United States and her status of First Lady, as opposed to female politicians with careers on their own.
- No accomplishments as Senator. She was a celebrity politician and presidential-candidate-in-waiting rather than doing any meaningful legislative job.
- Very poor handling of the 2008 campaign she was expected to win.
- As Secretary of State, she merely carried out Obama's policies. That how being a Cabinet Secretary works. Yes, she was a good subordinate, but not a leader.
17  Forum Community / Forum Community / muon2 vor VP on: March 29, 2015, 04:22:53 pm
So, after lots of stupid threads with even more stupid suggestions, here's an idea actually worth considering.

1. He's actually an elected official.
2. He's a scientist, which should help improve the GOP's image of an "anti-science party"
3. He's not insane, which should help improve the GOP's image of a "crazy party"
4. He's not a troll, unlike many other contenders
5. He's neither Governor nor Senator from Illinois, which means he's not corrupt
6. He's not from one of these scary states like Oklahoma
7. He's got both executive (Mayor) and legislative experience
8. The Atlas Forum likes him, even though he's a moderator
9. This list must have section 9

Discuss.
18  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Straha for VP? on: March 29, 2015, 07:07:03 am
Bold pick for sure.
19  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Polish presidential election, 2015 on: March 29, 2015, 07:03:52 am
And here's a historical performance of candidates of all four major parliamentary parties:


PO:

2005:
Donald Tusk: 5,429,666    (36.3%) - first round, 1st place; 7,022,319 (45.96%) - defeated

2010:
Bronisław Komorowski: 6,981,319 (41.54%) - first round, 1st place; 8,933,887 (53.01%) - elected


PiS:   

2005:
Lech Kaczyński: 4,947,927 (33.1%) - first round, 2nd place; 8,257,468   (54.04%) - elected

2010:
Jarosław Kaczyński: 6,128,255 (36.46%) - first round, 2nd place; 7,919,134 (46.99%) - defeated


SLD:

1990:
Włodzimierz Cimoszewicz: 1,514,025 (9.2%) - first round, 4th place

1995:
Aleksander Kwaśniewski: 6,275,670 (35.1%) - first round, 1st place; 9,704,439 (51.7%) - elected

2000:
Aleksander Kwaśniewski: 9,485,224 (53.9%) - elected without a runoff

2005:
Włodzimierz Cimoszewicz dropped out before the election, leaving SLD without their own candidate. Some supported Marek Borowski of SdPl, who got 1,544,642 (10.3%) in the first round and 4th place

2010:
Grzegorz Napieralski: 2,299,870 (13.68%) - first round, 3rd place


PSL:

1990: Roman Bartoszcze: 1,176,175 (7.2%) - first round, 5th place

1995: Waldemar Pawlak: 770,419   (4.3%) - first round, 5th place

2000: Jarosław Kalinowski: 1,047,949 (5.95%) - 4th place

2005: Jarosław Kalinowski: 269,316 (1.8%) - first round, 5th place

2010: Waldemar Pawlak: 294,273   (1.75%) - first round, 5th place

As you can see, PSL is never doing "well" in the presidential election. In fact the only time their considered result as "success" was 2000, when Kalinowski surpassed 5%, which is a parliamentary threshold. In 2010 there were jokes when Pawlak came after Korwin.
20  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Polish presidential election, 2015 on: March 29, 2015, 06:46:01 am
Just to illustrate how unreliable 100,000 registration requirement as indicator of "support" can be:

1990

No candidate got less than 100,000 votes

1995

Professor Tadeusz Koźluk: 27,259    (0.2%)
Businessman Kazimierz Piotrowicz: 12,591 (0.1%)
Former MP Leszek Bubel: 6,825 (0.0%)

2000

MP Jan Łopuszański: 89,002 (0.51%)
Dariusz Grabowski: 38,672 (0.22%)
Ret. General Tadeusz Wilecki (0.16%)
Bogdan Pawłowski: 17,164 (0.10%)

2005

Attorney Liwiusz Ilasz: 31,691 (0.2%)
Stanisław Tymiński: 23,545 (0.2%)
Former MP Leszek Bubel: 18,828 (0.1%)
Jan Pyszko: 10,371 (0.1%)
Former MP Adam Słomka: 8,895 (0.1%)

2010:

Bogusław Ziętek: 29,548 (0.18%)
Kornel Morawiecki: 21,596 (0.13%)
21  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Are Arabs White? on: March 29, 2015, 06:10:37 am
Arabs and Jews are considered white in my corner of the world.
22  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Real Life Picture Thread (PAPOY Creepfest 2015) on: March 29, 2015, 06:08:15 am

Taken after I got back from my first shift this morning.

What the hell happened to your beard, man?
23  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Real Life Picture Thread (PAPOY Creepfest 2015) on: March 29, 2015, 06:07:36 am


Bought some new school gear just the other day!

Edit: Just noticed a big lighting problem with the other selfie


AWWW YOU SO CUTE HERE'S MY PHONE NUMBER CALL ME ASAP YOU HANDSOME STUD

Not really
Oh bah humbug...you know all we'd have to do is affix some blonde pigtails on and some red lipstick and he'd be Fitzina, the apple of kalwejts eye.

I'm not sure whether I should laugh or be terrified by Snowguy's post.
24  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: Worst-run presidential campaign on: March 29, 2015, 06:06:06 am
Impossible to beat Dewey in 1948, who ran almost no campaign, as everybody thought he'll win and he ended up beaten.

In modern times, from winnable races, Dukakis, who led by double-digits until Summer just to end up losing by a high single digit.
25  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Interests other than politics on: March 29, 2015, 06:02:53 am
Stamps, reading (not necessarily political books), pets, swimming, biking, Oriental culture, history and languages.

Oh yes, and paranormal stuff when I need to shut off my brain.
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