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1  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Sanders meets Al Sharpton, Te-Nehisi Coates voting for Sanders! on: February 10, 2016, 06:56:26 pm
Shouldn't Sanders be fully against Sharpton due to being a criminal and not paying taxes? Says a lot about a person the company they keep, Sanders likes the wrong kind.
2  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Super Bowl 50 Thread! on: February 10, 2016, 10:45:05 am
Cam and the Panthers showed how classes they are. They're all fun and games and taunting when they're ahead and running up the score. When they lose he throws a temper tantrum and then walks away from questions and call people who lose with grace losers. What a horrible human. Hope he gets annihilated next year.
3  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: "Mindless zombies turn out in droves." on: February 10, 2016, 10:39:04 am
Very true for Trump, Cruz and Bernie supporters.
4  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Who wins Super Bowl 50 on: February 04, 2016, 06:51:41 pm
Thinking the Bronco's D pulls it out. Hopefully they de-clete Cam a few times and humble him. Dab every time it happens too.
5  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Wisconsin Megathread on: February 04, 2016, 06:49:37 pm
Sean Duffy is the only Republican I can see winning here. It's Tilt D if he faces Abele and Toss-up if he faces Kind or Nelson and Tilt R if it's somebody else. Rating this Tilt D.

I wouldn't try and rate it until early 2018. WAY too long to do anything justice.
6  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Are young voters in play? on: February 04, 2016, 06:47:58 pm
Sanders wins them, if he doesn't win a lot of them are not the brightest so they'll likely stay home instead of voting for Clinton though Rubio may pick up a few.
7  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: And the nominees [will be]? on: February 04, 2016, 06:45:38 pm
Rubio/Clinton and hope Rubio can pull off the win!
8  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Who do you think won the popular vote of the Democratic caucus? on: February 04, 2016, 06:40:53 pm
Anti-Hillary people really shouldn't be talking about popular vote after what happened to her in 08...

Anyway, there's no way to know, so this thread is pointless. It's like asking what the REAL results in North Korea or Belarus were.

Not everyone who supports Sanders is a generic "anti-Hillary" person. Also Obama won the caucuses so in reality he probably did win the popular vote, not that I really care either way.

Anyway, I think that more people preferred Clinton, but Sanders probably won once you add the O'Malley people to his side. I don't think there was "foul play"; it's just an inherent problem with how the Democratic caucus works.

I believe he means Clinton winning the popular vote over Obama overall.
9  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Democratic Iowa Caucus results thread (entrance poll @8pm ET) on: February 02, 2016, 12:03:06 am
If Obama wants to help Hillary he should get Bernie on stage and endorse Clinton.

In other news Bernie sounds like a back alley New York Thug from the 20s. Also sounds very angry, tries to be positive and just comes off angry.
10  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Democratic Iowa Caucus results thread (entrance poll @8pm ET) on: February 01, 2016, 11:02:03 pm
Sanders better be careful, he might have a heart attack and just fall over at any point since he's so old. So hopefully he goes old coot crazy one too many times and saves the nation a nightmare if he's elected.
11  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Democratic Iowa Caucus results thread (entrance poll @8pm ET) on: February 01, 2016, 10:58:13 pm
How can Iowans be so stupid? Anyone who votes for Sanders should be ashamed with themselves.
12  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Wisconsin Megathread on: February 01, 2016, 10:42:27 pm

You don't want Moore.
13  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: How bad is this night turning out for Trump? on: February 01, 2016, 10:36:02 pm
CNN said a Trump campaign person said he never thought he would win Iowa and is happy with second. Lol on the spin!
14  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Republican Iowa Caucus results thread (entrance poll @8pm ET) on: February 01, 2016, 10:30:44 pm
Trump campaign said he never thought he would win Iowa, just hoped he would and he's happy with second. lol!
15  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Republican Iowa Caucus results thread (entrance poll @8pm ET) on: February 01, 2016, 10:01:49 pm
So is there some sort of catch here where Trump country hasn't reported in as much, or is Trump just busted?

Wait until the end but I imagine most of the Trump polling lead was due to ironic Trump supporters. Not as many people actually support the whack as it seems.
16  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Republican Iowa Caucus results thread (entrance poll @8pm ET) on: February 01, 2016, 09:59:30 pm
Cruz winning, I can live with that.

To the establishment faction (Jeb, Kasich, Christie Trump), it's 1980 and we conservative grassroots folks are getting the top spot this time and this time, you get nothing.

Except unlike 1980 you get President Clinton or Sanders. Hopefully the establishment rubs the conservative grassroots folks noses in it HARD for it too.
17  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Democratic Iowa Caucus results thread (entrance poll @8pm ET) on: February 01, 2016, 09:06:21 pm
Hopefully Clinton can still win big 5-6% and rocket to a New Hampshire win to put the troll (as in under the bridge, actual troll) Sanders away.
18  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of ironic TRUMP supporters? on: February 01, 2016, 12:38:37 pm
Just as bad as actual Trump supporters.
19  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Primary Election Polls / Re: NH-UMass Lowell/7 News Daily Tracking Poll Thread on: February 01, 2016, 11:58:06 am
Amusing how Obama and Sanders so easily brainwash the younger generation. Both parties stand in opposition to a ton of his proposals so if he's elected he'll be a do nothing President. But you know, HOPE, CHANGE, "FREE" STUFF!

This line of attack didn't work in 2012, don't expect it to work this year.


I don't expect it to work. If it's Trump or Cruz Hillary or Sanders will win. What I'm saying by "free stuff" is that if there's free healthcare or college it's not free, we'll all be paying a lot more for it but a lot of millennials have no understanding of that concept.

Hell if the Republicans are stupid enough to nominate Trump and Hillary is his opponent I'll even vote Clinton while holding my nose. If it's Trump v Sanders we're doomed.

Actually the plan is pretty clear that even though taxes will be raised it will help Americans in the long run with the social programs getting rid of private insurance costs etc. In fact it will help the middle class more and put more of a burden on the rich.

Sanders has already said he'd raise the payroll tax for everyone, so while the rich will pay more % wise everyone is going to be hit too. Needless to say even with more taxes we will only pay a fraction of the trillions per year he wants to spend. That's why both parties will basically line up against most of what Sanders proposes. He'll be a do nothing President.
20  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What religion were you RAISED with? on: February 01, 2016, 11:54:24 am
Catholic, still am.
21  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Primary Election Polls / Re: NH-UMass Lowell/7 News Daily Tracking Poll Thread on: February 01, 2016, 11:53:16 am
Amusing how Obama and Sanders so easily brainwash the younger generation. Both parties stand in opposition to a ton of his proposals so if he's elected he'll be a do nothing President. But you know, HOPE, CHANGE, "FREE" STUFF!

This line of attack didn't work in 2012, don't expect it to work this year.

I don't expect it to work. If it's Trump or Cruz Hillary or Sanders will win. What I'm saying by "free stuff" is that if there's free healthcare or college it's not free, we'll all be paying a lot more for it but a lot of millennials have no understanding of that concept.

Hell if the Republicans are stupid enough to nominate Trump and Hillary is his opponent I'll even vote Clinton while holding my nose. If it's Trump v Sanders we're doomed.
22  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Wisconsin Megathread on: February 01, 2016, 11:49:57 am
Chris Abele/Lena Taylor would be very strong, but I'm not sure it could win a primary.

Keep Lena Taylor away from any leadership post. She loves to hear herself talk and isn't well liked by anyone.

I thought she was the Brian Schatz of Wisconsin, in that Taylor is very popular with the progressive base.

She's a leader in the senate because of how long she has been there. She has also gotten the "crazy black lady" stereotype attached to her, but honestly she is not someone you want to have running. Go listen to her speak about things, lots of sighs, rambling. She likes to hear herself talk. If you want someone who's black who isn't like that Nikiya Harris-Dodd (might have gotten the name wrong, don't want to go check right now) would be a much better choice.
23  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Predict the Iowa Caucus Results on: February 01, 2016, 11:48:08 am
Will just predict Hillary by 6% and Trump (blech) by 3%.
24  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Primary Election Polls / Re: NH-UMass Lowell/7 News Daily Tracking Poll Thread on: February 01, 2016, 11:47:23 am
Amusing how Obama and Sanders so easily brainwash the younger generation. Both parties stand in opposition to a ton of his proposals so if he's elected he'll be a do nothing President. But you know, HOPE, CHANGE, "FREE" STUFF!
25  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Favorite Superhero TV show currently on on: February 01, 2016, 11:46:14 am
I'll probably check out Daredevil sooner or later as I've heard really good things, but right now I've only seen the first few episodes of Gotham.  Gotham had a lot of potential (Robin Taylor Lord's performance as the Penguin was award-worthy, for one thing, especially in the pilot and the episode that ends with him taking that guy hostage), so I hoped it was just experiencing growing pains, but the show is clearly stuck for reasons that probably afflict many superhero shows:

1) It panders way too hard to the fanboy demographic.  Throwing in a few winks and nods here and there is one thing, but Gotham really takes it way too far.  Take Harvey Dent: when we first meet him, he's always flipping that silver dollar, the heads side is messed up on one side of the face, he has anger management issues, and comes across as generally a bit sketchy.  Alone, any one of these would be fine, but together it's just OTT for an intro scene.  Beyond which Dent, Nygma, Tommy Elliot, Ivy Pepper, etc can't come into their own as villains the way the Penguin did because Batman's not gonna appear in the series so we're stuck with a bunch of random plot threads with literally no pay-off.

2) There are no dramatic stakes b/c The Penguin, Bruce, Gordon, etc obviously won't die.  The series needs to take risks and kill off someone like Edward Nygma (who is just dead weight) or at least someone like Falcone or Mooney.  

3) There is little (if any) character development.  The Penguin works because Taylor was born for the part, but like with Corey Stoll on House of Cards that's just a case where the acting is so good that it elevates everything else despite horrible writing.  Ben McKenzie and the dude who plays Gordon's partner are fine, but they are playing such one-dimensional stock characters that they have nothing to work with.  

4) Most of the villains of the week are awful.  For every Mr. Zsaz (or whatever the bald guy who shot up the police station was, perfect villain of the week and great casting), there are five folks like the balloon guy or the psychologist who hypnotized people into thinking they were some vengeful goat demon.  If you're gonna go the bad guy of the week route, put a little effort into making them menacing.  Justified was amazing at this (especially post-season 1).  Even the lesser villains of the week like the guy who ran Robert Quarles' oxy shop were great for what they were supposed to be.  I'd watch a show with villains of the week as creepy, well-acted, and mysterious as Me. Zsaz, but I couldn't care less about "balloon man" or random homeless guy whose voice reminds me of Buster Bluth.  

5) Lazy writing.  I get that the show is basically a commercial for DC universe, but come on.  It's not as bad as "Is that the new Playstation?"  "Yeah, it's fun, cheap, and affordable!" exchange between Underwood and Russo on HoC, but one gets the feeling the writers throw in all these pointless references to distract people from lazy writing choices like "hmm instead of finding something useful to do with Gordon's girlfriend let's just make her bisexual and randomly make it that she's been sleeping with some female cop Gordon doesn't like b/c why not?"

1. Yeah, that was a bit too much for Dent, I was kinda disappointed in that character. I was looking forward to Demt showing up, and then he's pretty much a throwaway cameo.

2. I'd like too see an unexpected death like that, but maybe not Nygma, not until we get to see him behind bars; I'd love to see a plot line that has him in jail, and his alter ego takes under the pressure.

3. Joker's characterization was amazing, and the character was beautifully acted. They lost a viewer when they killed him off.

4. I really want them to just abandon the whole villains of the week thing altogether; they don't seem to be able to do it correctly.

5. Yeah, they really need to fire most their writers. Start over with some people whose made some Batman comics.

Comic book shows should NEVER let comic book nerds anywhere near it. We don't need complete fan-wank trash. That's all fans of things generally do. It turns off all the more casual viewers they need to survive.

I wasn't talking about fans; I was talking about the actual writers of the comics.

I know, we don't need people who read comic books (fans of said stories) to be writing the stories. It almost always ends badly.
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