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1  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Hi. on: February 25, 2014, 03:05:45 pm
Hey Smiley

Heyyy!
2  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Anybody read comic books? on: February 25, 2014, 02:59:21 pm
Yep, I'm a big DC guy.

Currently pulling:

Action Comics (Greg Pak's work so far on this book is actually better than Morrison's, IMO)
Batman
Earth 2 (Tom Taylor killin it)
Justice League
Red Lanterns (Charles Soule=my favorite writer)
Superman / Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman (gonna drop it after Azzarello leaves)

I'll be checking out:

Batman: Eternal
Detective Comics (when the new creative team begins)
The Flash (see above)
Future's End
Justice League United
Superboy (I'm a huge Aaron Kuder fan, so gotta check this out when he starts writing)
Superman (Geoff Johns/JRjr…looking forward to it)

I pick up others too when they strike my fancy.
3  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Be honest: Do you miss Tweed? on: February 25, 2014, 02:53:26 pm
BOSS tweed?

Of course I miss him.
4  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Is the "next in line"... Huckabee? on: February 25, 2014, 02:51:47 pm
The GOP won't win with another old, white male.
5  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Hillary Clinton versus Sarah Palin 2016 on: February 25, 2014, 02:50:21 pm
A big landslide win for Hillary, of course.  Palin is a trainwreck of lipstick.
6  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: How old were you when you first started posting here? on: February 25, 2014, 02:48:15 pm
Hah.

20.

30 now.  30 Sad
7  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Hi. on: February 25, 2014, 02:12:46 pm
*hughughug* Grin Cheesy Grin

How's my favorite poster doing?  Grin  Haven't talked in forever!
8  Forum Community / Forum Community / Hi. on: February 25, 2014, 10:59:59 am
Does anyone remember me?

I haven't posted here in like two years.  But I'm an old timer, started posting in 2003 Cheesy

Anyway, just saying hi to anyone who might remember me.
9  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) vs. Rick Santorum (R-PA) on: November 10, 2012, 10:02:36 am
I think we'd be looking at a Democratic landslide, not just with the White House, but one that would carry over to the Congress, Senate and Governorships as well.
10  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Does Rubio run for Senate Re-election or President in 2016? on: November 10, 2012, 10:00:35 am
Senate. He has too many inconvenient family members.

So does Obama, and it didn't matter for him.  Obama had/has so many things in his past, I really can't see why anything from Rubio's would make anymore difference than Obama's past made for him.
11  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Democrats to start putting resources into Mississippi for 2016. on: November 10, 2012, 09:57:26 am
lol this will be like Romney's attempts to turn Minnesota blue.

And Republicans never thought North Carolina or Indiana would turn blue.  Don't discount the possibility, or even the probability.  If they have the right candidate, and if the Republicans go with the same old same old, this could happen.
12  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: GOP 2016 poll - Moderate or not? White Male or Not? on: November 09, 2012, 07:06:10 pm
Moderate white male with conservative hispanic running mate.

That won't work.  The minority has to be at the top of the ticket or they don't win.
13  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: 2016 Ongoing Republican Primary on: November 09, 2012, 04:49:48 pm
Marco Rubio.

In 2016, the Republican Party has to nominate someone who is not Generic White Male.  They also need to completely alter their position on several key issues, such as immigration, gay rights, abortion, the war on drugs, state-sanctioned torture...just to name a few.  They have got to move to the center, or even slightly to the left in some cases, on social issues, while continuing to push conservative economic policies, and they must distance themselves 100% from the Tea Party.  The current electorate--which will be around for decades to come, and in increasing quantities--will not elect a Republican who does not represent them on social issues, and currently the Republican Party does not.  If they go with another Mitt Romney, George W. Bush, or some other establishment candidate who only represents less than half of the electorate (white males), Republicans will not win.

If the Republican Party fails to go with a minority as the nominee (not the VP pick--the nominee), and if they fail to make any drastic changes in their positions, they will not win another presidential election ever again (barring an extremely unlikely, unforeseen, desperate--and only temporary--political climate).
14  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: how many presidential elections have you voted in? on: November 09, 2012, 10:42:37 am
2004: George W. Bush (R)
2008: John McCain (R)
2012: Gary Johnson (L)
15  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Romney versus Hillary in 2016 - Post your early map predictions on: November 09, 2012, 10:32:48 am
This will not happen.

True, but that's not the point.  Everything on this entire board is hypothetical.  Now post your map Wink
16  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: West Virginia - 62% Romney, all county sweep, fifth most Republican state on: November 09, 2012, 10:30:03 am
I remember in 2008, people said this could be a swing state, or that it could be close.

We don't need West Virginia when we have Virginia Smiley

Quite true.  Nor do you need any number of states as long as you've got that one.  The Republicans lost it in 2008 because they assumed it was safe, which just happens to be the same reason they lost the general election this year, and why they'll continue to lose national elections until they make serious and massive changes to their establishment, platform and strategy, as well as kick this whole Tea Party nonsense to the curb.  And frankly, they deserve to lose if they can't accomplish those changes, and I certainly won't support them if they don't.

And I got off topic...anyway, WV...

Smiley
17  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: VP option: Would Rubio have been a better option than Paul Ryan? on: November 09, 2012, 10:26:17 am
What's his baggage?

Anyway, show me one politician who doesn't have some.
18  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: 2016: Clinton vs Rice on: November 09, 2012, 08:42:47 am


Clinton - 281
Rice - 257
19  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Romney versus Hillary in 2016 - Post your early map predictions on: November 09, 2012, 08:40:08 am


Clinton - 303
Romney - 235
20  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Andrew Cuomo (D -NY) vs. Chris Christie (R -NJ) on: November 09, 2012, 08:36:18 am


Cuomo - 271
Christie - 267
21  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: VP option: Would Rubio have been a better option than Paul Ryan? on: November 09, 2012, 08:19:57 am
There was a poll released this summer that said among Latinos Rubio would only get Romney minimally more support than Romney was already getting from that group of people.

That doesn't mean much though.  Polls that early into things (yes, summer before an election is still very early...) don't mean anything.

Anyway, yes Rubio would've been the better choice.  He certainly would have helped in Florida, and I think elsewhere too.  It would've erased the perception that Republicans now carry of having a problem with minorities and, more specifically, with Hispanic voters.

As it stands now, thanks directly to the Tea Party...and to a lesser extent to Romney and Ryan themselves...Republicans have serious work to do if they ever hope to win another national election.  If they don't make sweeping changes across their platform they will never win another national election again, because without any changes they simply cannot carry the ever-changing, and drastically diverse electorate.  Establishment guys like Mitt Romney and George Bush will never win for the Republicans ever again, and if the party continues with candidates like that they frankly deserve to lose.  Also, Generic (Rich) White Male is probably the worst choice the party can go with next time around.  It has to be a woman or a minority...because making big changes to their platform isn't enough--they have to overcome their image problem as well.
22  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: West Virginia - 62% Romney, all county sweep, fifth most Republican state on: November 09, 2012, 08:07:49 am
I remember in 2008, people said this could be a swing state, or that it could be close.
23  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Games for Mac? on: November 01, 2012, 02:59:21 pm
Are there any good election games for Mac users?  I loved playing President Forever on my old PC, but it's not available for Mac.

...and I don't want to install some hijacked version of Windows on my Mac or anything like that...
24  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: Karl Rove predicts Romney victory with 279 on: November 01, 2012, 11:17:41 am
I like to hear/read his explanation for this map.  Ohio is only a small possibility...very, very small.  The slimmest of chances that Romney pulls out a win there.  Recent Colorado polls are admittedly too close to call but seem to be tilting back toward Obama's favor, after having been in Romney's column for about a month.  New Hampshire probably won't go to Romney, even though it'll be close; polls just don't suggest it.

I would say he's probably correct about Virginia, North Carolina and Florida all going to Romney though.

EDIT: Nevermind, I'm reading his explanation now.  Still not sure I buy it though...
25  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: How shocked would you be if Romney won the election? on: November 01, 2012, 09:50:43 am
This is not at all a close election.

Sure, it's extremely close in all national polls, most even showing Romney in the lead.  But electorally, Obama's reelection is almost a sure fire probability.  Romney leads nationally slightly, while Obama leads in the states he needs to win in order to be reelected...not a close election.
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