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1  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: The perfect climate on: December 21, 2014, 02:04:23 am
Portland or Seattle.
2  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: What type of church would you expect to have the best music? on: December 19, 2014, 07:33:33 am
Eastern Orthodox

3  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XIX: Melancholy and the Infinite Napping on: December 19, 2014, 07:16:27 am
There's a chain called  Spaghetti Warehouse? Sounds disgusting.

4  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of this image on: December 18, 2014, 12:56:53 am
you're insufferable
5  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of "SJW and porn" blogs on Tumblr on: December 18, 2014, 12:22:42 am

Being the opposite end of the average Klansmen (today where they practically a joke obviously) or Westboro does not a good person make.

Fighting misogyny by becoming a misandrist, racism with some more racism, anti-secularism with anti-theism (but especially anti-Christianity) is not something more enlightened, and ultimately a distraction from actual social justice.

My god you are a whole new level of stupid.

His username is "MormDem", what do you expect?
6  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of incorporating the cross into Christmas celebrations? on: December 18, 2014, 12:14:04 am
Uh, how is the bolded part incorrect?

That's celebrated on the Epiphany. It's its own holy day/holiday shortly after Christmas.

Wooh, am I not the only psycho traditional family that has La Befana visit for the Epiphany?!

Nah, my Mom and I celebrate Día de los Reyes. I look forward to receiving candy and a gift card in my shoes on the 6th of January, as every Mexican lad should.

For what it's worth, I prefer religious Christmas to secular Christmas and I'm agnostic. Religious Christmas is optional, secular Christmas is obligatory.
7  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Presidential Election Trends / Re: Why Democrats can't win over (more) white working-class voters (Slate) on: December 17, 2014, 11:46:08 pm
The problem with this article, and many others, is that it conflates "non-college educated whites" with "working class whites". Although these categories overlap, they're distinct categories. In many parts of the country, Democrats have continued to perform strongly with working class whites. Non-southern working class whites who aren't tied to the extraction industry still compose a formidable Democratic constituency.

In many states, the white working class doesn't exist. Most working class voters in California, Nevada, Texas, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona are Latino. The working class in Hawaii is solely composed of Latinos and Asians. The majority of working class voters in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are racial minorities. The Democratic Party is still the party of the working class.
8  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: "The Left Can Win" on: December 17, 2014, 07:48:04 pm
are you allowed to read anything that isn't peer-reviewed/written by a PhD?

As a general rule that sort of thing is at least as frustrating as Jacobin. Mostly I read fiction these days, it tends to contain more truth.

Truth is stranger than fiction in 2014.
9  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: "The Left Can Win" on: December 17, 2014, 07:46:53 pm
Clearly, the European left needs to re-invent itself. I'm not sure if the approach offered by parties like Podemos and SYRIZA is the correct one but it's more inspiring and certainly more "social democratic" in spirit than the tepid promises offered by the traditional parties of the center-left. The left cannot maintain itself as a viable force in times of social upheaval if it is not viewed as dynamic and forward-thinking force.
10  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Do you agree with Obama's decision to normalise relationships with Cuba? on: December 17, 2014, 07:34:59 pm
Yes (left-leaning).
11  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Florida Cuban Vote on: December 17, 2014, 07:33:26 pm
only the old rich mafia prick Bacardi grandmas will care


this is an apt description of the kind of Cuban voter who would care about this. Hint: very few people who are vehemently opposed to normalizing relations with Cuba have ever voted for a Democratic candidate.
12  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: NBC/WSJ: Clinton leads among "could see yourself supporting" on: December 17, 2014, 07:31:07 pm
The only thing I don't get about Clinton is how she polls well but whenever her name comes up anywhere on the Internet, sentiment is almost universally negative. Atlas is probably the most pro-Clinton place on the Internet. Once, I remember distinctly scrolling through about 10 pages of Washingtonpost.com comments just to find one positive comment about Clinton, and the Washingtonpost.com comment section is generally center-left.

Outside of older white women, a demographic that isn't prone to biovating on the internet, very few people are enthusiastic about Clinton. While I disagree with most of your political analysis, I think that your perception of the Clinton candidacy is astute: she doesn't excite passion or enthusiasm in her base. Democrats have rallied around her because she's "inevitable", not because they admire her. If you're a partisan Democrat, you should be worried about this. Democrats depend on "low turnout" demographics to win elections. The Clinton campaign needs to inspire the Obama coalition in 2016 and I'm not convinced that the hackish Clintonite campaign apparatus is up for this challenge.

For what it's worth, I'm pretty partisan and I have no interest in campaigning for Clinton in 2016 + I'm considering casting a "conscience" vote for a third party candidate if Clinton is the nominee.
13  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Florida Cuban Vote on: December 17, 2014, 07:12:06 pm
As long as it isn't going 70-30 Republican like it did a few years ago then Hillary should be fine.

Is there any numbers yet on Crist's performance with Cubans in this year's Gov race?

I read that he won the Cuban-American vote.

Crist did not win the Cuban-American vote. He did substantially worse than Obama in Hialeah because younger Cubans didn't vote. His performance was still remarkable/historic for a Democrat though.
14  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Pennsylvania Party Registration on: December 17, 2014, 04:53:31 pm
I'll try to update this post with a coherent write-up, analysis and a series of maps in an attempt to document the dramatic political transformation that has occurred in Pennsylvania over the past decade.

In the meantime, here's a map of party registration in Pennsylvania in 2000:

15  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Would you rather visit China or Cuba? on: December 17, 2014, 04:47:03 pm
Cuba, of course.
16  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Obama to announce sweeping changes in Cuba policy today! on: December 17, 2014, 04:44:44 pm
My dad sells trucks and has gotten five calls today from Cubans looking for anything with wheels. His friend down in Miami said their celebrating in the streets. Business is going to be good for the next few weeks!

democrats are doomed!!1111

Obviously, this is great news. President Obama is truly one of the greats.
17  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of the band "Issues" on: December 16, 2014, 06:53:18 pm
Minus the autotune, this band reminds me of A Day To Remember.
18  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of the Red Pill on: December 16, 2014, 06:45:03 pm
Yeah, as a young adult female I'm pretty bored with the anomie of the young adult male. I get enough of it through literature, film, music, all sorts of cultural products. I sort of am interested in these sorts of internet cults in the (very amateur) armchair sociologist way that I am in all sorts of bizarre behaviour - but I don't see why I shouldn't condemn something that hates me.


minus the "young adult female" part, of course. As a young male, I'm intimately familiar with the "red pill" attitude, which extends well beyond the Red Pill/"PUA"base. I have no interest in engaging in dialogue with these cretins: their behavior is dangerous and harmful to women.
19  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: Is Dallas County lost for the GOP? on: December 16, 2014, 05:09:18 pm
How do the medium-sized cities like Mesquite, Garland, Irving and Grand Prairie vote in Presidential, Senate and Gubernatorial races? Are they like 55% GOP or 75% GOP? Do all the Democratic gains in recent years in the county come from the city of Dallas or is it also south side suburbs like Duncanville which are only plurality white?

Irving - Obama 50.6% - McCain 49.4%
Garland - Obama 46.8% - McCain 53.2%
Mesquite - Obama 50.2% - McCain 49.8%
Grand Prairie - Obama 52.1% - McCain 47.9%

I haven't looked at the precinct data for other races but I'd wager that most Democratic gains have come in the inner suburbs like Irving, Mesquite and Grand Prairie.
20  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: The Red Northwest on: December 16, 2014, 09:52:51 am
I think this TL is dead

You thought wrong, son. This TL is alive and kicking!
21  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: opinion of the following definition of rape on: December 15, 2014, 09:38:31 am
Well, housekeeper Consuela is clearly a terrible human being and a bad parent

It's a film?
22  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: Who won the majority of men with tribal armband tattoos in 2012? on: December 13, 2014, 12:42:54 pm
Why Romney? Such folks are usually younger, unmarried, and relatively irreligious.

They're overwhelmingly white and pretty "fratty".

23  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Legalize 4Loko Party on: December 12, 2014, 05:53:47 pm

*University of Phoenix History Professor DeadFlagBlues clutches a vintage 4Loko before pounding it*

Ladies and gentlemen,

It's time that we end cocaine bailouts for Wall Street and give 4Loko bailouts to Main Street. The people aren't asking for much: they want a chicken in the pot, a car in the garage and a six-pack of 4Lokos in the fridge. The elites are a wholly owned subsidiary of the cocaine industry and they refuse to listen to the voice of the people. They sip bourbon while doing fat lines of blow, a commodity that's out of the reach of the average Atlasian, while decrying the evils of 4Loko at the behest of their fat cat friends. Meanwhile, the average Atlasian who wants to get loaded with his friends is gouged at the tap. This must stop.

Legalize 4Loko will make your wallet fatter and get you loaded. We won't stop until the people's voices are heard.
24  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: What is your favorite fish to eat? on: December 12, 2014, 05:11:55 pm
25  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Position on Abortion - More Specific Answer on: December 12, 2014, 11:32:55 am
Where's the option for "Federally-subsidized Abortion on Demand"?
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