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1  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: Wisconsin Legislative Redistricting on: February 24, 2017, 01:15:30 pm
While it might be a Trump only thing, I would not be shocked if some of the parts of the WOW counties closest to Milwaukee County could become competitive in the future. Especially Brookfield, Mequon, and Waukesha.

Likely a Trump only thing, I can't see any of those areas becoming competitive any time soon.
2  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Wisconsin Megathread on: February 23, 2017, 03:42:14 pm
I made this for giggles... May have an error or two.

Red Evers, Blue Holtz.



That's a landslide in Wisconsin if I've ever seen one.

Kohl in 06, won every county.

That's the election I used as a template for this picture. Oddly, Evers had a higher vote share (70%) than Kohl did (67%). Evers ran 12 points ahead of Kohl in Dane County.

Again, the marginal turnout rates by county here is quite fascinating. In 06, there were about 33% more total votes in Milwaukee County than in Dane County, and Dane county only had about 22% more votes than Waukesha County. In 17, there were about 14% more votes cast in Dane County than in Milwaukee County... and more than 140% more than in Waukesha County.

The anti-Trump elite in Madison showed up... in droves.

I believe the turnout was 8.67% which is really, really pathetic. Weird results will happen.
3  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Wisconsin Megathread on: February 23, 2017, 08:40:23 am
I made this for giggles... May have an error or two.

Red Evers, Blue Holtz.



That's a landslide in Wisconsin if I've ever seen one.

Kohl in 06, won every county.
4  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Wisconsin Megathread on: February 22, 2017, 11:28:51 am
Looking at the results at the county level, the traditional GOP East, Dem West pattern is very obvious. Evers dominated in Western Wisconsin, especially along the traditional Dem corridor between Eau Claire, La Crosse, and Dane counties.

The only real surprises are Douglas County, which Evers' won, but by much less than you would expect given all the surrounding counties, and Evers' over-performance in Outagamie, which he won with more than 70% - and as I mentioned earlier, Ozaukee seems to be peeling itself out of WOW, as Evers carried it. Holtz only "won" Washington and Waukesha counties... he even lost Florence.

My village which is in Milwaukee County and is usually 55-60% Republican was won by Evers by either 55% or 57%, can't remember exactly. He's pretty inoffensive and he's an incumbent so probably a big name recognition thing. Also Holtz and Humphries appear to try to destroy each other and illegal themselves out of the race.
5  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Wisconsin Megathread on: February 21, 2017, 09:52:52 pm

Because turnout is nonexistent. Turnout in April will still be crap but you'll still get a lot more voters out then.
6  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Wisconsin Megathread on: February 21, 2017, 09:45:19 pm
Evers could get to 70%

At 35% in he's at 69% and has over a 70,000 vote lead. He must be demolishing in the cities and winning the burbs handily too.
7  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Have you gotten snow yet this season? on: February 21, 2017, 10:47:14 am
Upper 60s today and possibly even 70 tomorrow here in the Milwaukee area. And then the temp drops and we get a dusting of snow under one inch late Friday night for the first time in a month.
8  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Wisconsin Megathread on: February 21, 2017, 10:45:16 am
I imagine Evers will at least get to the second round and if I had my guess he'll probably win. I'll be out voting for him and the local school board race after work.
9  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Populist correctness: the new PC culture of Trump's America and Brexit Britain on: February 21, 2017, 10:31:58 am
I was wondering when the "too poor to move" left was going to come in and explain to us how hard it is to be poor.  Their years of experience being a poor adult, scratching by, pay check to pay check, personally knowing multiple people who desperately wanted to work and was willing to move for it, but alas....they were all too poor.  Besides, it's much better to not move and stay jobless where the politicians you voted for know you and can continue to screw you over by making you get a cosmologist license just to paint nails or put in weaves.  Plus, it's where your mama was poor, and her mama was poor and her mama was poor, why try and break that cycle by moving someplace with jobs?

When you pay 80% of your income on rent and the rest on food it's basically impossible for you to work your way out of it.
10  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: CPAC: Milo as keynote speaker on: February 20, 2017, 11:02:01 am
Gross. The sudden Republican obsession with "edginess" is getting to be too much. Trump is a lot of fun. Romney, Ryan, McCain, and Jeb! are boring. But that doesn't mean we have to literally get a pro-rape crypto Nazi to speak just because my party is so emotionally invested in pissing off the other side (which, I admit, is a LOT of fun and very tempting after the eight years we just went through).

I was tempted to go see Milo because of the reactions of the student thugs on FSU, but then I realized that if I let a bunch little wanna-be brownshirts piss me off into putting money into the pocket of an actual brownshirt, everyone would win accept for me.

The worst part about Milo is that he is beloved by the same young Republicans who hated and still hate Trump. The College Republican types. The ones who wear that douchebag combination of khaki pants with a shirt, tie, and blazer to their weekly meetings. The kind who headed the Students for Rubio group on campus. The kind I had to sit with at the GOP debate in Miami. The kind who go to all the Republican club meetings, get the good internships, and have good connections to the Lt. Governor even though they've never walked into a campaign office in their freaking life.

Milo is the God of the "Alt-right" and the "TRUH CONSERVATUHS" of the Reagan/Rubio/Cruz variety, which is fitting because those happen to be the two most vile and most vocal wings of the party aside from the President's twitter.

Lol, you voted for it. Trump loves these guys and used them hard, now they're getting their reward. Live with your choices, personal responsibility!
11  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Populist correctness: the new PC culture of Trump's America and Brexit Britain on: February 20, 2017, 10:51:20 am
We can end political correctness and start doing the same thing to rural blue collar whites that we say to inner city blacks. Why should we tell them we're going to bring their jobs back? Maybe we should tell them to work harder, get education or job training and pull themselves up by the bootstraps because the government doesn't owe them money and they're just lazy for not working or having jobs???
12  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Duffy will not challenge Baldwin on: February 20, 2017, 10:37:35 am
Sean Duffy can run for U.S. Senate for Wisconsin in 2022 if Ron Johnson retires to return to his business. He could run for governor in 2022 as well, if he stays in the House. DCCC could target Duffy in 2018, however.

It's not his business, it's his father in laws business. He can probably still have it if he wants, father in law wants him out of the way.
13  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Wisconsin Megathread on: February 20, 2017, 10:36:35 am
What about someone like Jonathan Brostoff or Marina Dimitrijevic at the top, with Chris Abele on the bottom? Brostoff represents Larson's faction, Dimitrijevic represents Gwen Moore and Tom Barrett, while Chris Abele is obviously appealing to moderates.

You don't want Queen Marina or anyone from the county board. Useless the entire lot of them.
14  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: (Question for Trumpers only) What fake news? on: February 16, 2017, 09:11:30 pm
Nothing is fake, they're just instilling the propaganda and blind obedience in the cultists.
15  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Duffy will not challenge Baldwin on: February 16, 2017, 10:34:49 am
Fun fact... I work in a Hovde building, and we met him because our building manager is a dumb-ass and screwed up our lease. He's actually...  a really nice, accommodating guy. Our office is pretty small, we don't pay much in rent comparatively, and he still came over to say sorry in person, and then worked out all our issues at that meeting. So, no, he's definitely better than Ron Johnson (who I have also met and is a total preening dick).

Still would vote for Baldwin.

That probably comes from having to work hard to get to where he is while Johnson married a rich woman and her dad gave him a business to keep him busy and out of the way.
16  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: WSJ: intelligence officials have never given Trump the full intelligence brief on: February 15, 2017, 11:14:43 pm
Trump's gotta go to war with the intelligence community. Crush them, and charge them with illegal leaking.

Yeah, the spies and assassins aren't going to allow themselves to go down to a orange moron.
17  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: How can Trump win New Hampshire in 2020? on: February 15, 2017, 11:06:40 pm
It'll likely swing hard against him, I imagine they've already had their "what did we almost do?" moment.
18  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Oklahoma lawmakers want men to approve all abortions on: February 15, 2017, 11:01:45 pm
It's Joklahoma, they want this while worshiping their golden Trump statues like Bushie is on FB right now.
19  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Melania Trump Is Reportedly ‘Miserable’ in Her Role As First Lady on: February 15, 2017, 10:59:22 pm
She's a trophy wife, who wanted to life a quiet life of the rich man for as long as she could. Too bad, now she has to do something. If she doesn't like it, she can file for divorce. Would LOVE to Drumpf be tossed to the side for once.
20  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: TN Considering bill giving immunity to anyone who hits protesters with a car on: February 15, 2017, 11:26:53 am
If this disgusting thing passes then I guess it's time for people to fire up the big rigs when the "pro-life" people are out and protesting.

And the reason why "pro-life" people support this is because they're usually not pro-life, they're pro-birth. Once that happens though they don't care, no money for the poor kids, they can die then as long as they're born.
21  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Is this the beginning of the end of the Trump administration? on: February 14, 2017, 04:41:36 pm
Unfortunately probably not, votes yes out of hope but Trump and his buddies can do anything and the moron brigade will support him.
22  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: The Green Thread: Marijuana in the states on: February 14, 2017, 04:40:26 pm
I hope Jeff Sessions enforces federal law. If you want the law changed, change it. We can't just ignore the hierarchy of legal code.

What happened to conservatives supporting states rights?

They will again when they're out of power, but then with all the changes they made the Dems can ram a lot down their throat and they won't be able to stop it. Not a smart move on their part.
23  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Would a Trump impeachment be dangerous? on: February 10, 2017, 08:05:40 pm
I think the "Trump=Pence" crowd are losing sight of the point that Trump is clearly an unbalanced man who has no understanding of government and also has a cult-like following with millions of Americans.

While I hate Trump, you have to admit that he cobbled a coalition of 46% of Americans to vote him despite a MOUNTAIN of issues. Pence is not that "talented" if you can put it like that. And I think putting Pence in the WH would probably reduce the empowerment of the Trumpkins

You don't think Pence is unbalanced?

I do not think we have any reasons to think so, at least for the moment. He is, of course, a guy with views that I find highly objectionable, and his morals are illustrated by him going on the ticket with Trump. But there is no reason to believe he is insane.

He stands next to Trump with a huge smile on his face every time Trump does or say something crazy.  I would say he's just as bad as Donnie.

That smile is probably "this guy is so stupid, just a matter of time until I get to be President at this rate!".
24  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Trump drops bid to renegotiate NAFTA on: February 10, 2017, 08:01:55 pm
It's just speculation for now but we all need to hope it's true.
25  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Marine Le Pen will not allow French citizens to hold any additional citizenship on: February 10, 2017, 10:23:01 am
In a way I would like to see the wicked witch get to the second round to see her be destroyed with 80+% of the vote. It would be disgusting though for her to get that far.
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