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1  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: How did you/will you actually vote this year? on: October 29, 2014, 10:43:11 am
Straight D
2  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Is Bushie a personification of White Male Privilege? on: October 29, 2014, 09:28:13 am

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Published: Proletarian Cause, September 1972.

Get with the times, Snow.
3  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: Is the previous poster to the left/right of you? on: October 28, 2014, 11:02:21 pm
Right
4  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: Is the previous poster more or less libertarian than you? on: October 28, 2014, 11:01:14 pm
Less
5  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: The Imperial Dominion of the South's Legislature on: October 28, 2014, 09:36:22 pm
I can update the Imperial Almanac OP if someone can write an updated list of current office holders.
6  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: The Fall of the American Empire (2016-) on: October 28, 2014, 07:10:37 pm
Your colors on wrong.
7  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: Post random maps here on: October 28, 2014, 06:49:06 pm
1980: Anderson gives Carter a second term



Jimmy Carter 41.0%, 297 EVs
Ronald Reagan 40.75%, 241 EVs
John Anderson 16.61%
Others 1.62%

For the fun of it, I subtracted 10 from Obama 2012 and 6 from Romney 2012 to get this hypothetical 2016 map under the same conditions.



Hillary Clinton 41.01%, 272 EVs
Ted Cruz 41.15%, 266 EVs
Bernie Sanders, 16.35%
Others 1.48%
8  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: The Ebola Thread on: October 27, 2014, 09:00:42 am
The growth rate of the official count has slowed dramatically since September and exponential growth, at least in Liberia has come to an end for now. As a result, there were fewer than 10,000 cases on October 20, instead of the over 13,000 in my projection. As a result, I am revising my model from exponential to linear.

You're aware that reporting in Liberia has broken down, yes?
9  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Huckabee the favorite to win the Adelson primary? on: October 24, 2014, 02:48:12 pm
I think Huck may run just to make a statement. He may not want to be president, but he wants to give the evangelical wing a stronger voice in the party. He has been whining about how they are being taken for granted for a while. The recent silence from most in the party after SCOTUS defacto made SSM legal in most of the country pissed him off.  Hey loves making money on FOX but he can afford to take a year off and build his brand, and the money from Adelson wont hurt. If he has to throw in some lines about how great Israel is to his basic stump speech to get the Adelson cash, I'm sure he would be happy to do it.

If Huck gets in, Santorum might as well stay home as he was Huckabee-lite and a Catholic to boot.

The problem with that is Huckabee might actually win the nomination. I'm struggling to think of a stronger candidate then him (which is pathetic).
10  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Georgia's voting backlog battle (Politico) on: October 24, 2014, 02:37:07 pm
Supposedly they've all been found, but I can't find any other sources other than the article referenced here that states it:

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Upwards of 40,000 new voter registrations went on the lamb in Georgia for a brief period a few weeks ago, as voting rights groups scrambled to find out where more than half of the newly registered voters’ records had gone. Amidst the confusion, some groups came to the conclusion that Secretary of State Brian Kemp was somehow connected to the disappearance of the predominantly black and Hispanic voter registrations. However, following the filing of a lawsuit on October 10 against Secretary Kemp, as well as county officials, the missing registrations were finally accounted for.

http://genprogress.org/voices/2014/10/21/32248/40000-black-and-hispanic-voter-registrations-lost-and-found-in-georgia/

This NPR piece is less comforting:

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A Call For Transparency

Abrams, a Democrat who serves as Georgia's House minority leader, says it's unclear whether the 40,000 applications in question have been processed, based on the state's public lists of registered voters.

"The reality may be that the voters are in the process, and they will appear on the rolls. But we don't know," she says. "This is about information. It's about transparency."

The Georgia secretary of state's office did not respond to requests for comment by deadline, but during a press conference on Oct. 16, Kemp said the lawsuit is "totally without merit."

"The claim that there are over 40,000 unprocessed voter registration applications is absolutely false," he said. "The counties have processed all the voter registration applications that they have received for the general election."

In September, Kemp launched an investigation into the New Georgia Project's voter registration campaign after forged and other invalid applications were submitted to county offices. The New Georgia Project says it is legally required to submit all voter registration applications it collects — even invalid ones.
11  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Could anyone more irrelevant than George Pataki run for president? on: October 22, 2014, 06:35:19 pm
Tim Pawlenty
I would like to see Pawlenty and Pataki run. They're conservative, but their times may have passed.

Is your second sentence meant to support your first, or are they two completely separate ideas?
12  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Office of Senator TNF: Game Reform on: October 22, 2014, 06:30:45 pm
Good suggestions. I'm particularly amazed that the lifetime tenure of Supreme Court justices was never seriously been examined in the time that I was active (and as far as I know, hasn't been visited since).
13  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: New Register Thread on: October 22, 2014, 06:21:00 pm
Yelnoc
Independent
Georgia
14  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Predict Georgia on: October 22, 2014, 04:55:36 pm
Y'all are going to be disappointed when Deal and Perdue when their runoffs.
15  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Biggest Hacks on Atlas? on: October 22, 2014, 04:39:08 pm
Poundingtherock (I think that was their name) took pro-Palin hackishness to the nth level.
16  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Will the 2016 GOP primary feature Flavor of the Month action? on: October 20, 2014, 10:12:20 pm
For 2012, eleven people led in multiple nationwide GOP primary polls:

Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee, Rudy Giuliani, Newt Gingrich, Chris Christie, Donald Trump, Rick Perry, Michelle Bachmann, Herman Cain, Rick Santorum

So far in 2016 polling, we've already had nine different people do this (including four of the same people from last time) and we're still over a year away from the Iowa Caucus!

Jeb Bush, Rand Paul, Chris Christie, Rick Perry, Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee, Marco Rubio, Paul Ryan, Ted Cruz

If anything, this Republican Primary will be even more exciting and turbulent than the last one. Also my money is on Bobby Jindal to be the Huckabee/Santorum of this cycle, where he's stuck in the single digits but ends up surging into the spotlight thanks to an excellent ground game in Iowa

Are there already indications Jindal is building a strong ground game in Iowa, or is that a gut feeling?
17  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: Is the previous poster to the left/right of you? on: October 20, 2014, 10:09:26 am
Very right.
18  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Could anyone more irrelevant than George Pataki run for president? on: October 20, 2014, 09:57:58 am
Context....

Pataki is on a three day visit to NH:

http://www.wmur.com/political-scoop/pataki-is-coming-to-nh-and-he-exploring-a-run-for-president-again/29006268

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Ahead of the 2012 presidential primary he visited the state six times before sitting that contest out. But a source close to Pataki says this time he is more serious than ever. After making some money in the private sector and looking at a wide-open Republican nomination, he and wife are open to "going all in" in 2016.


Excluding actual joke candidates....?
19  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Did you like going through a car wash as a kid? on: October 19, 2014, 01:22:21 am
We only ever washed the car with the hose. I only went through the car wash once, as an adult.
20  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Which of these potential Democratic insurgent candidates will actually run? on: October 18, 2014, 07:59:58 pm
Sanders is in, we're building the infrastructure behind the scenes. No idea about the others.
21  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: favorite dumb posts from other forums on: October 18, 2014, 12:27:08 am
Just about everything posted on revleft would qualify for this thread. Oh, and /r/metanarchism.
22  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone III - Lowborn Egoism Herrings on: October 17, 2014, 07:42:59 pm
I've never been somewhere where they just hand out pocket knives to everyone

Haha, what? Where were you?
23  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Will the 2016 GOP primary feature Flavor of the Month action? on: October 17, 2014, 07:39:53 pm
Remember last cycle, back when Romney was The Frontrunner and every month there'd be some Great Conservative Hope who rose in the polls only to crash and burn (often more than once)? Will 2016 have that same dynamic? If not, why not? Will the GOP lack a front runner through out? Will there be 2+ "strong" candidates (in relation to other primary candidates)? Perhaps some sillier sort of silly season?
24  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: The "Who is running?" tea leaves thread on: October 16, 2014, 01:31:28 pm
It's an obvious campaign manifesto-type book.  It comes out on Jan. 13, and he can spend ~6 weeks or so promoting it, giving him something to do before announcing his candidacy in late February or early March or thereabouts.


I thought he would run if Bush did.

No, I don't think he'll run if Bush does.  But Bush hasn't announced anything yet.


Whoops, meant to say would not. It just sounds like Bush is likely in, but I guess it makes sense for Rubio to lay the groundwork anyway.
25  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: The "Who is running?" tea leaves thread on: October 15, 2014, 11:57:44 pm
It's an obvious campaign manifesto-type book.  It comes out on Jan. 13, and he can spend ~6 weeks or so promoting it, giving him something to do before announcing his candidacy in late February or early March or thereabouts.


I thought he would *not* run if Bush did.
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