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1  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Al Realpolitik Institute of Sulfur Mining & Extraction on: July 30, 2014, 05:39:37 pm
Adam, your signature is clearly far more embarrasing to the state of Ohio then John Boehner.
2  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2014 Gubernatorial Election Polls / AR: TalkBusiness/Hendrix: Hutchinson up 5 on: July 30, 2014, 05:20:29 pm

Hutchinson (R)- 46%
Ross (D)- 41%

The poll was taken before the publicity over Hutchinson's tax issues.

Ross wins CD2, but trails by 14 in CD3 and is behind single-digits in the others.
3  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2014 Senatorial Election Polls / TN PrimR: Alexander up 29 in internal on: July 30, 2014, 05:11:32 pm

Alexander- 53%
Carr- 24%
Flinn- 5%

The poll was conducted by North Star Opinion Research, which surveyed 600 likely GOP primary voters July 27-29. Live interviewers conducted the surveys, and 30 percent of the interviews were with cell phone users.
4  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2014 Senatorial Election Polls / AR: Anzalone Liszt (D): Pryor leading by 2 on: July 30, 2014, 03:23:40 pm

Pryor (D)- 48%
Cotton (R)- 46%
Not sure- 6%
5  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2014 House Election Polls / MI-03 PrimR: MIRS News: Amash leads by 20 on: July 30, 2014, 02:57:29 pm

Justin Amash- 51%
Brian Ellis- 31%
6  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: LA and NC 2014 Congressional Races on: July 30, 2014, 02:21:51 pm
Miles, do you think Perkins will endorse in LA-5 or 6?

Whoah, I almost glossed over it, but buried in Wasserman's piece:

Noted anti-gay marriage activist and Family Research Council President Tony Perkins co-hosted a Washington fundraiser for Whitney last week.
7  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Mississippi 2014 discussion thread on: July 30, 2014, 01:51:57 pm
Well, we're almost a month removed from the runoff and this type of stuff is still going on:

PHILADELPHIA -- Attorney General Jim Hood said his office is investigating whether a "political blogger" paid a Meridian man to lie about a vote-buying scheme.

During his speech at the Neshoba County Fair, Hood called for more civility and integrity in political races and pointed to the Republican primary for U.S. Senate as being out of control. He said a "political blogger" paid a self-described pastor to lie about being asked to pay people to vote and that things like that do nothing to help political discourse.

Hood said he wasn't sure of the blogger's name but that he was the one who posted a video. When asked if it was Charles C. Johnson of GotNews.com, Hood said he believed it was.

Hood said Stevie Fielder claims he was paid $2,000 to lie on a recording where the Meridian man said campaign staffers with U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran asked him to pay people to vote for the incumbent. Fielder told Hood's office he was not asked to do that and had not done that.

Fielder later recanted most of what he told Johnson and what Johnson reported on GotNews.com.
8  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Would you be disappointed if your daughter... on: July 30, 2014, 01:36:49 pm
Meh, he's Sicilian. My extended family would like that.
9  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / LSU Tiger Stadium ranked 'most intimidating' in the county on: July 30, 2014, 01:11:07 pm

CollegeSpun.com is asking what makes college football venues intimidating? Well, a lot actually. The website says it's about the size and noise level of the stadium, the team talent and winning percentage of the program.
LSU's Tiger Stadium has all of that and then some, which is why CollegeSpun named it at No. 1.
Other SEC schools to make the list of the nation's 15 most intimidating stadiums are Texas A&M's Kyle Field at No. 5, Florida's Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at No. 7, Alabama's Bryant-Denny Stadium at No. 9, South Carolina's Williams-Brice Stadium at 11, Tennessee's Neyland Stadium at 12 and Georgia's Sanford Stadium at 14.

List of the top 15.
10  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: NH-Sen: Scott Brown's flirtation on: July 30, 2014, 12:49:38 pm
This endorsement should help with crossover support:

There’s some new support for Scott Brown in his quest for the U.S. Senate seat in New Hampshire. Citing the candidate’s “national security credentials”, John Bolton has stepped forward to endorse Mr. Brown, and also contribute a tidy $10,000 to his primary and general election campaign. He’s waging a vigorous fight against Democrat Senator Jeanne Shaheen.
11  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: HI: Hanabusa going for Senate on: July 30, 2014, 12:37:51 pm
^ Schatz is getting support from more national figures.
12  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: The "Who is running?" tea leaves thread on: July 30, 2014, 12:33:56 pm
Christie will be in SC in September. With that, he'll cover all the early primary states.
13  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: LA and NC 2014 Congressional Races on: July 30, 2014, 12:04:50 pm
LA-06: This is Wasserman's full write-up from his interview with Whitney.

Her background:

Whitney, a graduate of Nicholls State University who is running for Louisiana’s open 6th District, owned a dance studio in Houma, La., for 34 years and also worked in sales for small telecommunications and oilfield equipment companies. She clearly relishes poking Democrats in the eye, cites Minnesota’s Rep. Michele Bachmann (R) as a political role model, and takes kindly to the nickname “Palin of the South.”

And, you would think, after making climate change denial a central part of her campaign, she could do better than this:

Whitney’s brand of rhetoric obviously resonates with some very conservative Louisiana voters who view President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency as big-city elitists directly attacking the state’s energy industry and their own way of life. And she would hardly be the first “climate denier” elected to Congress. But it’s not unreasonable to expect candidates to explain how they arrived at their positions, and when I pressed Whitney repeatedly for the source of her claim that the earth is getting colder, she froze and was unable to cite a single scientist, journal or news source to back up her beliefs.

And the response from the Whitney campaign is just as pitiful:

Chris Comeaux, Whitney's campaign spokesman, told The Times-Picayune | NOLA.com the candidate knows the president was born in the United States.
"Of course she thinks Obama was born in America. She just wishes he would act like it," he said.
Comeaux said he believes Wasserman treated Whitney unfairly because she is a conservative woman. The journalist had already made up his mind about the candidate before she arrived for the interview, he said.
"[Wasserman] said he was frightened of her before he had ever met her. The vitriol toward conservative women is insane," said Comeaux. Whitney exited the interview early because "we realized we had been jumped," he said.
14  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2014 Senatorial Election Polls / GA: Vox Populi (R): Perdue leading by 9 on: July 30, 2014, 11:56:12 am

Perdue (R)- 49%
Nunn (D)- 40%
15  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Rank your elections you could vote in from most to least favorite on: July 30, 2014, 07:33:28 am
1) 2012 General
2) 2012 Primary. This was when Amendment 1 was on the ballot. One of my best friends was gay and he signed as witness when I sent in my absentee ballot. It passed, obviously, but I was happy to vote against it.
3) 2014 Primary. Not much, but I got to vote for Kay Hagan. I also made sure my parents (registered Republicans) voted against Tillis.
4) 2013 Mayoral
5) 2012 Runoff

I could have voted in the 2010 General but didn't. I guess people like me were why the year was as bad as it was for Democrats. Thats kinda why I feel guilty about 2010.
16  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you prefer oceans or lakes? on: July 29, 2014, 10:48:06 pm
Lakes. I've had some great beach trips sling the Atlantic ocean, but grew up around a lake.
17  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2014 Gubernatorial Election Polls / Re: HI-PPP (LCV): Ige up by 10 on: July 29, 2014, 10:42:14 pm
Amusing that Abercrombie seems to be suffering more from his appointment of Schatz than Schatz himself.

And Hobbybusa should be primarying Abercrombie

They pointed this out at RRH: Hanabusa wants to be in Washington. She ran for federal office three times before winning her House seat.
18  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Who will win in Hawaii? on: July 29, 2014, 10:13:54 pm
19  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2014 Senatorial Election Polls / Re: AR: Hendrix College/Talk Business: Cotton Narrowly Leads Pryror on: July 29, 2014, 05:33:14 pm
The good news for Pryor is that they undersampled blacks. Its a bit worrying to see him losing CD1, but they say Cotton's lead there is only "marginal."

Also, they weighed all four CDs equally. CD2 (Pryor's best) cast the most votes in 2010.
20  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: LA and NC 2014 Congressional Races on: July 29, 2014, 10:00:42 am
NC-Sen: PPP has polling out for the LCV on why the coal ash spill is still a liability for Tillis:

A new poll commissioned by an environmental group says state voters largely pan the N.C. House bill on coal-ash regulation and that dissatisfaction appears to be hurting House Speaker Thom Tillis politically.

According to the N.C. League of Conservation Voters’ poll, 76 percent of voters think state lawmakers should force Duke Energy Corp. (NYSE:DUK) to excavate 33 coal ash ponds across North Carolina and bury the waste in lined landfills. Neither the House or state Senate bill goes that far.

And the poll says 82 percent of the voters asked were somewhat or very concerned that the House bill does not require Duke to pay for cleaning up those sites. Duke has estimated that could cost up to $10 billion, and it believes the work should be paid for through customer rates.

The poll says 63 percent of the 519 voters surveyed say the House’s house bill makes them “less favorable towards Speaker Tillis’ leadership.”
And 58 percent of those polled say environmental issues are very important to how they will vote. An additional 32 percent say it is at least somewhat important.
Even among Republicans in the survey, 52 percent say the House’s handling of the coal issue under Tillis makes them less view his leadership less favorably.
21  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Political Matrix Series: Question 3 on: July 29, 2014, 09:44:29 am
Agree, non-critical.
22  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2014 Gubernatorial Election Polls / CT: Anazlone Liszt (D): Malloy ties Foley on: July 29, 2014, 09:35:59 am

Malloy (D)- 46%
Foley (R)- 46%

Well, I guess this kinda helps what I said last night:

This race is seriously underpolled (not contesting anything else said in this thread, just point that out). The last poll here was in May.  
23  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2014 Gubernatorial Election Polls / Re: YouGov/NY Times/CBS News polls of all states with Gov. races on: July 28, 2014, 10:14:09 pm
This race is seriously underpolled (not contesting anything else said in this thread, just point that out). The last poll here was in May.  
24  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Top 25 animated shows on: July 28, 2014, 09:53:46 pm
No King of the Hill?
25  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVI: Sidejackin' it in the Train Room. on: July 28, 2014, 09:28:43 pm
^ Welcome back, Johnny! Cheesy
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