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26  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which posters do you most admire? on: December 16, 2014, 06:43:30 pm
opebo, the progressive.
27  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of the preceding politician on: December 16, 2014, 05:48:58 pm
As a Pole, I must say HP

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos%C3%A9_Gaspar_Rodr%C3%ADguez_de_Francia
28  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: 1 out of 5 Republicans Agree: Rectally feeding suspected terrorists is a-ok! on: December 16, 2014, 05:40:20 pm
Only 1 out of 5?

I'm surprised.
29  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Leave of Absence (again) on: December 16, 2014, 05:35:25 pm
Well, well. If you would rather do other things than be with us, you can go straight to hell.
30  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The New Irony Ore Mine on: December 16, 2014, 02:57:43 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iK8qFw7pOD0

Wow, not only is this atrociously awful, there's also their name and the song title. I mean WTF?

Yech. Some of the worst crap ever.
31  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: If the previous poster was arrested, what would it be for? on: December 16, 2014, 02:52:28 pm
Mistaken for Tender Branson by the authorities.
32  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of Seth MacFarlane on: December 16, 2014, 01:43:31 pm
I hope Obama does the right thing and drones him before he leaves office.

Why on Earth would Obama do that to such a strong progressive voice?

Massive FF. Hilarious, utter f[inks]ing genius, and a great fighter for progressive causes.

Family Guy tends massively chauvinistic and frequently degrading to women.  I know he doesnt write most of it but he isnt really progressive at core.

So then opebo isn't a progressive?

Do you ever listen to yourself?
33  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Would Bushie be better off if he went to a hipster church? on: December 16, 2014, 01:28:57 pm
If anything, he would be even more annoying than the author of this thread.
34  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Oldiesfreak Center for Freedom, Patriotism, and Consumer Choice on: December 16, 2014, 11:59:19 am
There are non-Marxist socialists. Shock.
Isn't socialism Marxist by definition?

You should probably educate yourself a bit before posting on the subjects you know next to nothing about.

Just a friendly tip Smiley
35  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Charlie Baker on: December 16, 2014, 11:29:26 am
He strikes me more as Weld-type Republican than Romney-type. I see nothing so far to justify an HP vote, so FF.

Massive FF for winning statewide in Massachusetts.

You are such a hack.
36  General Politics / Economics / Re: The ruble is collapsing on: December 16, 2014, 10:53:10 am
Sanctions + falling price of oil taking its toll.

Remember when some people bitched the west is doing "nothing"?

Well, you don't have to blow things up if you have such economic weapons.
37  General Discussion / History / Re: The KKK was crucial to building GOP strength in the South on: December 16, 2014, 09:48:51 am
I'd be surprised if you found many posters here with red avatars who would not have been proud Republicans in roughly the 20 years between 1855 and 1875. Any decent person would have been.

While that's true (at least I hope so), the annoying part is when said avatars make the following conclusion: I am a liberal now --> I would have been a Republican then --> the Republican Party was a strictly liberal party then.  Needless to say, this is comically simplistic, but it also ignores things like early Republicans trying restrict voting rights of poor Whites in the North, support for prohibition and sin taxes and clear pro-business tendencies.

An important point. Republicans always represented banking and industrial interests. Regarding prohibition and sin taxes: They were a progressive element in that era (trying to prevent the destruction of family life in working class families and improve living conditions, especially for women and children). Cheap alcohol was a curse in that type of society. Prohibition proved to be a disaster, but it was to a large extent a progressive cause.

Interestingly, though, the fight for the 1924 Democratic nomination was between a "dry" candidate, supported by conservative and reactionary forces, including the KKK (McAdoo), and a "wet" progressive (Smith).

The greater irony is that McAdoo was a Progressive like Wilson was a Progressive. And Al Smith later broke with FDR over the New Deal. The economically progressive wing of the Democratic Party always had a firmer base in the South then the North until the time of FDR.

Indeed. Obviously, McAdoo was in better position to appeal to said party wing in 1924, given his Southern roots and, well, having Smith as opponent.

That is true, but from Bryan to Wilson to McAdoo, the Populist/Progressive wing of the Democratic Party is largely a Southern and Western based movement. THis doesn't change until the one two punch of FDR's appeal to second generation of the wave of immigrants in the late 19th and early 20th century, and the break up of Tammany Hall and similar Irish dominated Democratic machines.

McAdoo's exit from the stage was just as ironic. If I remember correctly, he was defeated in his 1938 Senate primary by Upton Sinclair's ticket mate who then turned around and forged an alliance with big oil and became a Conservative Democrat in the Senate for the next twelve years. His defeat was one of the many primary reversals (one of the few where his guy was the incumbent) for FDR in 1938.

There was a huge personal resentment Smith felt towards FDR since at least 1932 nomination contest.

Roosevelt was reputed to say: "I don't understand what his problem is. We are doing exactly the same he would do if he were President".
38  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: some thoughts on homosexuality on: December 16, 2014, 09:25:36 am
I'm straight myself, but a lot of my friends are not, so the topic doesn't make me uncomfortable.

It wasn't always like that, though. I was never "anti gay", but in earlier years it was more "tolerance" ("I have nothing against them, but the thing is...") than "acceptance". But after some of my good friends came out, I couldn't feel the same way.
39  Election Archive / 2004 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: How could Kerry have won Ohio? on: December 15, 2014, 07:25:37 pm
How could Kerry have won Ohio?

By getting 108,776 more votes.

You are a true intellectual my friend.

I know.
40  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Polish parliamentary election, 2015 on: December 15, 2014, 05:50:02 pm
Just as they were recovering nicely, SLD got their lowest polling number ever since the party was created back in 1990. Likely causes are Miller's behavior after the local elections (siding with PiS claim of "fraud", which got him massive criticism), as well as US Senate report on secret CIA prisons in Europe (including Poland), when he was PM.

TNS Polska:

PiS: 34%
PO: 31%
PSL: 8%
SLD: 5%
KNP: 5%
------threshold------
TR: 3%

Despite PiS coming in first, combined PO and PSL results would give the coalition a majority for the third consecutive time.


What a fail.
41  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Where do you stand on abortion rights? on: December 15, 2014, 04:11:16 pm
Option 1.

It's just none of my business.
42  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: McDonalds on: December 15, 2014, 04:08:28 pm
I don't eat this s**t.
43  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Were you born in the same state/province you live in currently? on: December 15, 2014, 02:48:49 pm
Yes and no.

Yes, because it's the same location. No, because there was an administrative reform in 1989.



Warsaw Voivodeship (1975-1998)



Masovian Voivodeship (1998-present)
44  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: opinion of the following definition of rape on: December 15, 2014, 01:30:45 pm
This thread is almost as unnecessary as Tweed himself.
45  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Tom Wolf on: December 15, 2014, 01:21:00 pm
HP for defeating Corbett.

Sucks that you hate public education.

But Lincoln freed the slaves.
46  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Hillary or Warren... on: December 15, 2014, 11:55:44 am
Warren
47  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Chris Watson on: December 15, 2014, 04:42:26 am
Married a seamstress 12 years his senior.
48  Election Archive / 2004 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: How could Kerry have won Ohio? on: December 15, 2014, 04:32:01 am
How could Kerry have won Ohio?

By getting 108,776 more votes.
49  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you wish pknrocket1k would return? on: December 15, 2014, 02:33:45 am
50  General Discussion / History / Re: The KKK was crucial to building GOP strength in the South on: December 15, 2014, 02:08:20 am
I'd be surprised if you found many posters here with red avatars who would not have been proud Republicans in roughly the 20 years between 1855 and 1875. Any decent person would have been.

While that's true (at least I hope so), the annoying part is when said avatars make the following conclusion: I am a liberal now --> I would have been a Republican then --> the Republican Party was a strictly liberal party then.  Needless to say, this is comically simplistic, but it also ignores things like early Republicans trying restrict voting rights of poor Whites in the North, support for prohibition and sin taxes and clear pro-business tendencies.

An important point. Republicans always represented banking and industrial interests. Regarding prohibition and sin taxes: They were a progressive element in that era (trying to prevent the destruction of family life in working class families and improve living conditions, especially for women and children). Cheap alcohol was a curse in that type of society. Prohibition proved to be a disaster, but it was to a large extent a progressive cause.

Interestingly, though, the fight for the 1924 Democratic nomination was between a "dry" candidate, supported by conservative and reactionary forces, including the KKK (McAdoo), and a "wet" progressive (Smith).

The greater irony is that McAdoo was a Progressive like Wilson was a Progressive. And Al Smith later broke with FDR over the New Deal. The economically progressive wing of the Democratic Party always had a firmer base in the South then the North until the time of FDR.

Indeed. Obviously, McAdoo was in better position to appeal to said party wing in 1924, given his Southern roots and, well, having Smith as opponent.
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