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1  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: CT-Quinnipiac: Malloy's approval rating his worst ever on: June 15, 2016, 07:34:03 pm
Malloy is not a charismatic or personable guy. He never built the relationships he needed with his own Democratic majority in the legislature to win allegiance for his policies. Since many of the top Democrats in the General Assembly are former public-sector employees or have ties to unions, Malloy's demands for concessions from labor were received very poorly. To them, it looks like Malloy wants to fund millions in tax incentives to keep corporations within the state and build ludicrous transportation projects (busway to nowhere, lane expansion on I-95) by cutting pensions for cops and nurses.

Malloy also put some pretty incompetent people in charge of the DMV. People have to take time off from work so that they can wait in line in Wethersfield - routine transactions take two to three hours.

There's also a huge budget deficit in Connecticut and it costs a fortune to live here. 0.03% of Hartford's population was a victim of homicide in 2015. The new minor league baseball team will probably not play a home game this year because the stadium still isn't finished. People hate living in Connecticut, and they certainly have never liked Malloy - they only elected him because his opponent was a rich douchebag who the Republicans insisted on nominating twice over. If Grandma Rell wanted the Governor's Mansion back, it would undoubtedly be hers.
2  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: DWPerry mentioned in Vox! on: June 06, 2016, 06:18:35 pm
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Wow who ever thought he'd be the first Atlas poster to be mentioned in the single greatest news outlet in the history of journalism?

I beat him to it.
3  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: "Oriental Republic of Uruguay" and other weird official state names on: June 05, 2016, 09:02:50 am
A number of Massachusetts municipalities are officially and confusingly named "The Town of X" even though they are cities in their form of government.

Similarly, 19 Connecticut towns have established city governments that have effectively superseded town government, even though the town government was never formally abolished. Hartford, for instance, has an official known as "Town and City Clerk" even though the state capital is known officially as "The City of Hartford". Theoretically there exists the governmental entity "The Town of Hartford" which has the same boundaries as "The City of Hartford", but the administration of the Town is carried out by the City.
4  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Best guitar player of all time on: May 30, 2016, 08:29:27 am
That being said, Hendrix is the only answer.

Then why have a poll?
5  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Hiking the Appalachian Trail on: May 29, 2016, 07:32:59 am
I've hiked to many of the peaks on and along the northern section of the AT (Greylock, Everett, Bear, Stratton, Adams, Madison, Baxter). The longest contiguous section of the trail I've hiked is a ten-mile stretch between Lions Head in Connecticut and Mount Everett in Massachusetts. Through-hiking the entire trail doesn't appeal to me, though I've considered hiking the Long Trail from end to end.
6  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Best guitar player of all time on: May 27, 2016, 06:42:09 pm
Frank Zappa? John McLaughlin? Paco de Lucia? Joe Pass? Wes Montgomery? Al Di Meola? Larry Coryell? Allan Holdsworth? Pat Metheny?

Polls like this should be open-ended.
7  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Carter wins CT Senate Convention Vote, Wolf petitioning for Primary on: May 24, 2016, 12:30:36 pm
The GOP is not exactly bringing out the big guns for this one.

Dan Carter is unknown to just about everyone in Connecticut apart from the 10,000 or so voters that he has represented in the General Assembly for the past five years. He is also not a bazillionaire, unlike most statewide Republican candidates. Having thus neither fame nor fortune makes him spectacularly ill-equipped to take on a wealthy, well-liked incumbent Senator.

The state party is obliged to support and promote Carter, of course, but they're well aware that Blumenthal will demolish him come November. CT Republicans are smart enough to save their resources for 2018, when they are favored to win back the Governor's Mansion with stronger candidates in Tim Herbst, Rob Simmons or Erin Stewart.
8  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Where will Trump do better in New York? on: April 11, 2016, 05:59:48 pm
Incidentally, I think "New Yorkshire" or "New Netherland" are better terms for "upstate New York", as New Amsterdam refers to the settlement which grew into New York City and not the Dutch colony. I prefer New Yorkshire, as the topography of "upstate New York" resembles Yorkshire far more than it does the Netherlands, let alone York or Amsterdam.

9  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: Dallasfan65's MA Town Map Thread on: April 10, 2016, 08:06:31 pm
10  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: best keyboard player on: April 01, 2016, 11:08:39 am
Chick Corea

I've heard Chick in concert a couple of times, once in the 70's and again a few years ago. I really enjoyed his performances, but I consider him a jazz pianist. Then again the OP didn't exclude jazz though the poll suggested rock keyboardists.

Did you hear him play with Return to Forever in the 70s?
11  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: best keyboard player on: March 31, 2016, 11:56:46 am
Chick Corea
12  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Homely's Canadian maps thread / Fil cartographique canadienne d'Homely on: March 22, 2016, 06:59:20 pm
Nine months later...

The first two maps show results for municipalities circa 1996. Some of that detail is no longer possible to depict precisely as of the 2015 results.





Earl will be pleased that I got the parties' colors right.
13  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Ted Bessell? on: March 10, 2016, 09:06:30 pm
All about that bass
14  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: National Presidential Primary County and State Maps (1912-2016) on: March 05, 2016, 09:38:27 pm
15  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: National Presidential Primary County and State Maps (1912-2016) on: March 04, 2016, 08:32:28 pm
Leading opposition to Trump, by town. Kasich in blue, Rubio (appropriately!) in red, Bush in brown and Cruz in yellow.



Congratulations to realistic for his superior work in this thread.
16  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: National Presidential Primary County and State Maps (1912-2016) on: March 02, 2016, 04:29:59 pm
17  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: National Presidential Primary County and State Maps (1912-2016) on: February 27, 2016, 01:22:56 pm
Try this one, shua. The original image is too large for the gallery.

18  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: National Presidential Primary County and State Maps (1912-2016) on: February 26, 2016, 08:48:54 pm
New Hampshire with city wards.

19  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Chris Christie endorsement... on: February 26, 2016, 06:47:28 pm
Trump has found his Secretary of Transportation.
20  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Umberto Eco dies aged 84 on: February 20, 2016, 02:54:22 pm
A significant loss for scholarship and for literature. William of Baskerville is one of my favorite characters in all of fiction. IPR
21  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: National Presidential Primary County and State Maps (1912-2016) on: February 12, 2016, 10:53:57 pm
22  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: National Presidential Primary County and State Maps (1912-2016) on: February 08, 2016, 02:58:39 pm
The candidates' top five cities:

CRUZ
1 Boone 31.7%
2 Altoona 31.1%
3 Pella 30.0%
4 Waterloo 29.8%
5 Oskaloosa 29.6%

TRUMP
1 Council Bluffs 36.6%
2 Ottumwa 33.7%
3 Burlington 31.5%
4 Clinton 31.1%
5 Muscatine 30.8%

RUBIO
1 Clive 38.3%
2 Ames 37.9%
3 Iowa City 36.9%
4 Waukee 36.5%
5 Cedar Falls 35.0%

CARSON
1 Spencer 14.3%
2 Keokuk 14.0%
3 Oskaloosa 12.4%
4 Council Bluffs 12.2%
5 Pella 11.2%

PAUL
1 Iowa City 13.1%
2 Ames 10.2%
3 North Liberty 9.0%
4 Dubuque 8.1%
5 Cedar Rapids 7.1%

BUSH
1 Carroll 7.6%
2 West Des Moines 5.8%
3 Clinton 5.7%
4 Des Moines 5.5%
5 Mason City 5.2%

FIORINA
1 Keokuk 7.2%
2 Carroll 5.5%
3 Clinton 3.8%
4 Marion 3.4%
5 Coralville 3.1%

KASICH
1 Bettendorf 6.6%
2 Iowa City 5.0%
3 Council Bluffs 4.6%
4 Clive 4.1%
5 Davenport 4.0%

HUCKABEE
1 Ottumwa 6.4%
2 Fort Dodge 4.6%
3 Boone 3.9%
4 Keokuk 3.4%
5 Altoona 2.9%

CHRISTIE
1 Fort Dodge 6.4%
2 Boone 4.1%
3 Clive 3.7%
4 West Des Moines 3.4%
5 Mason City 3.4%

SANTORUM
1 Storm Lake 3.7%
2 Sioux City 3.6%
3 Marshalltown 3.1%
4 Indianola 2.4%
5 Waverly 2.1%

23  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: National Presidential Primary County and State Maps (1912-2016) on: February 08, 2016, 02:40:20 pm
I calculated the GOP results for the 39 Iowa cities with a population greater than 10,000. Here they are listed in descending order of population. Yellow: Cruz, Red: Trump, Pink: Rubio.

Des Moines
Cedar Rapids

Davenport
Sioux City

Iowa City
Waterloo
Council Bluffs
Ames
West Des Moines
Dubuque
Ankeny
Urbandale
Cedar Falls

Marion
Bettendorf
Marshalltown

Mason City
Clinton
Burlington
Ottumwa
Fort Dodge

Muscatine
Coralville
Johnston
Clive

Altoona
Newton
Indianola
Waukee

North Liberty
Boone
Oskaloosa
Spencer
Fort Madison

Storm Lake
Keokuk
Pella
Waverly

Carroll
24  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: best Shakespearean tragedy? on: February 08, 2016, 01:05:54 pm
Lear. I know nothing!
25  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Any musicians in here? on: February 07, 2016, 11:29:19 am
I play the euphonium in a band called Capitol Winds.
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