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26  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Georgia considering ban on centaurs, werewolves, mermaids and other hybrids on: February 22, 2015, 12:21:17 pm
Someone doesn't understand how science works. Hybrids of that sort of genetically impossible.
27  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Rudy Giuliani: Obama doesn't love America on: February 20, 2015, 12:06:30 am
A message for Rudy
28  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: NC State Senator has senate chamber to himself, goes mad with power on: February 17, 2015, 09:06:13 pm
I note the absence of a quorum.

Clearly, he wasn't actually serious.
29  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Oklahoma tries to ban APUSH (& possibly others AP classes) on: February 17, 2015, 05:12:42 pm
Why don't they just pass a law authorizing Sunday school only?
30  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Scott Walker's college problem on: February 15, 2015, 12:02:01 pm
Scott Walker didn't build a company or have a real profession like Gates or Jobs. I have serious reservations about any politician who doesn't have an actual profession.
he worked for IBM and the Red Cross for a few years.

I was talking about in the context comparing him to Gates and Jobs. He's nowhere near being like them.

Scott Walker didn't build a company or have a real profession like Gates or Jobs. I have serious reservations about any politician who doesn't have an actual profession.

Obama? Hillary?

Obama and Hillary worked at law firms, and Hillary has been on faculty.

Scott Walker didn't build a company or have a real profession like Gates or Jobs. I have serious reservations about any politician who doesn't have an actual profession.

What? He pursued a marketing degree while working part time at IBM in a sales position. IBM later offered him a full time marketing job. He then dropped out of college because this was the job he wanted when he graduated college anyway. He then went on to fundraising for the Red Cross on the basis of this experience.

Walker is pretty awful and a bad candidate too, but this "issue" is a complete non-starter.

He doesn't have an actually profession like other candidates, that's all I'm pointing out. His private sector experience is far less than his service in public office.

Law Firms?Huh??  Anyone can be a lawyer and any lawyer can create their own business. Youre suggesting being governor of a mid sized state is less qualifying than being a lawyer in some two bit law firm.

I think you are getting confused here. Someone compared Walker to Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, which is inaccurate, since Walker didn't do what they did. Clinton and Obama had a profession they worked at besides political service. It's two separate things, but the point is, Walker's career has mainly been political.

the point is you dont need college to excel in life

Well, no. When you can run for public office and get political support, college isn't necessary.
31  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Scott Walker's college problem on: February 15, 2015, 11:53:08 am
Scott Walker didn't build a company or have a real profession like Gates or Jobs. I have serious reservations about any politician who doesn't have an actual profession.
he worked for IBM and the Red Cross for a few years.

I was talking about in the context comparing him to Gates and Jobs. He's nowhere near being like them.

Scott Walker didn't build a company or have a real profession like Gates or Jobs. I have serious reservations about any politician who doesn't have an actual profession.

Obama? Hillary?

Obama and Hillary worked at law firms, and Hillary has been on faculty.

Scott Walker didn't build a company or have a real profession like Gates or Jobs. I have serious reservations about any politician who doesn't have an actual profession.

What? He pursued a marketing degree while working part time at IBM in a sales position. IBM later offered him a full time marketing job. He then dropped out of college because this was the job he wanted when he graduated college anyway. He then went on to fundraising for the Red Cross on the basis of this experience.

Walker is pretty awful and a bad candidate too, but this "issue" is a complete non-starter.

He doesn't have an actually profession like other candidates, that's all I'm pointing out. His private sector experience is far less than his service in public office.

Law Firms?Huh??  Anyone can be a lawyer and any lawyer can create their own business. Youre suggesting being governor of a mid sized state is less qualifying than being a lawyer in some two bit law firm.

I think you are getting confused here. Someone compared Walker to Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, which is inaccurate, since Walker didn't do what they did. Clinton and Obama had a profession they worked at besides political service. It's two separate things, but the point is, Walker's career has mainly been political.
32  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Scott Walker's college problem on: February 15, 2015, 11:29:53 am
Scott Walker didn't build a company or have a real profession like Gates or Jobs. I have serious reservations about any politician who doesn't have an actual profession.
he worked for IBM and the Red Cross for a few years.

I was talking about in the context comparing him to Gates and Jobs. He's nowhere near being like them.

Scott Walker didn't build a company or have a real profession like Gates or Jobs. I have serious reservations about any politician who doesn't have an actual profession.

Obama? Hillary?

Obama and Hillary worked at law firms, and Hillary has been on faculty.

Scott Walker didn't build a company or have a real profession like Gates or Jobs. I have serious reservations about any politician who doesn't have an actual profession.

What? He pursued a marketing degree while working part time at IBM in a sales position. IBM later offered him a full time marketing job. He then dropped out of college because this was the job he wanted when he graduated college anyway. He then went on to fundraising for the Red Cross on the basis of this experience.

Walker is pretty awful and a bad candidate too, but this "issue" is a complete non-starter.

He doesn't have an actually profession like other candidates, that's all I'm pointing out. His private sector experience is far less than his service in public office.
33  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: The "even your hero agreed with us" argument on: February 14, 2015, 11:40:47 pm
"Obama opposes gay marriage" too was a common one, but his change on the issue put an end to that one. As it turns out, he was never really opposed in the first place.
34  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Scott Walker's college problem on: February 14, 2015, 11:02:06 pm
Scott Walker didn't build a company or have a real profession like Gates or Jobs. I have serious reservations about any politician who doesn't have an actual profession.
35  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Scott Walker's college problem on: February 13, 2015, 08:53:37 pm
I do think that if voters know about it, it would be an issue some. And the fact he has had no real private sector career might also really standout. I think Presidents do need something on their resume besides multiple elected offices, they should be well rounded. You should have a profession and Scott Walker does not have one. I don't see him being attacked for it, but I do think it will be noticeable.
36  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Jeb Bush leaked his former constituents' emails, Social Security numbers on: February 11, 2015, 07:41:06 pm
Has he never heard of redacting? Even when the transparency laws permit the release of correspondence, things like social security numbers and addresses are supposed to be redacted.
37  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Atheist man opens fire on Muslim students at UNC Chapel Hill on: February 11, 2015, 11:36:04 am
I think the page speaks for itself, if a Muslim had shot three atheists and was found to have a page full of anti-atheists posts, there would be no hesitation to generalize. Atheists can be just as extreme as religious fanatics, it just depends on the person. Extremism is extremism, no matter where it comes from.
38  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: WI: Johnson 'not changing one bit' ahead of reelection race on: February 11, 2015, 09:10:02 am
He deserves credit for not trying to be a fake moderate.
39  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Rand Paul: "GOP can turn California red" on: February 09, 2015, 02:02:16 am
California will eventually become a swing state - but the question is when. By default, given that Republicans must at some point within the next three decades expand their outreach to Latinos and other minority groups, California will become closer over time (or the Republicans are relegated to the minority status they enjoyed during the New Deal).

Let me try out a very far fetched hypothetical.

Whites: 50% - 62-36% Republican
African Americans: 10% - 89-10% Democratic
Asians: 13% - 54-45% Republican
Latinos: 27% - 38-61% Democratic

Result: GOP wins 49.28-49.22%

Very far fetched? Yes. Is there a very narrow path to California for a Republican? Yes. What's most interesting is that the white vote has dropped dramatically each presidential election. For Republicans to crack the Golden State, they need to expand their outreach and/or hope that minorities become wealthier and the party's social issues become less of an issue going forward. For example, Asians flipping to 61-38% Republican gives California a 2% Republican edge.

Obviously, Clinton will carry California by a healthy margin in 2016. This is merely a "thought experiment."

That's not a realistic hypothetical, though. That is a higher number than Republican presidential candidates get nationwide. California isn't going to be a swing state barring realignment of some sort. It's sort of a moot point, anyway, since it's not essential to a winning strategy for Republicans.
40  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: CA-44: Rep. Hahn may run for L.A. County Supervisor on: February 09, 2015, 12:18:39 am
Supervisor is more powerful than being in Congress, because you get to work on infrastructure and policy that makes a difference day to day and with only 5 members, it's easier to get things done.
41  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Governor Terrible (Brownback) to balance budget via cutting highway funding on: February 08, 2015, 08:46:44 pm
He was re-elected, do you seriously think he wasn't going see that as a mandate to be as aggressive as possible? His career is done after this second term, so he's got absolutely nothing to lose by doing this.
42  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: OH-Sen: Cincinnati Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld likely running on: February 08, 2015, 08:42:37 pm
Why doesn't Sittenfeld run against Steve Chabot for the Cincinnatti house seat?

Because that would be pointless. That district is so gerrymandered, that Bob Taft could win it by double digits.
43  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: CA-Sen: California Quake on: February 08, 2015, 08:40:43 pm
Why's he got to be a bastard? That's incredibly harsh. Scott Peters is a good fit for that district, that's why he won, but that's not the topic at hand. Carl DeMaio wouldn't get much traction statewide, especially since donors wouldn't really be willing to put down money on a liability for a long shot race.
44  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: conservatives continue their attempts to destroy the institution of marriage on: February 06, 2015, 07:50:11 pm
Look moderately upward in the sky! It's a moderately paced bird!

No! It's a plane traveling at a moderate speed!

It's Wulfric!

LOL
45  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Can Any Current Republican appeal to black voters? on: February 04, 2015, 06:57:11 pm
What is Voinovich running for? That said, I don't see any of the Republican candidates doing much better than previous nominees among black voters.
46  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2015 & Odd Year Gubernatorial Election Polls / Re: KY: Harper (R): Comer slightly up on Conway with LVs on: February 04, 2015, 06:23:15 pm
The poll actually polled more Republicans than Democrats, which is not exactly the best thing to do as those weighted party ID polls in 2012 showed.
47  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: The Office: Downtown Abbey style on: February 03, 2015, 07:13:22 pm
Bill Brady for Congress.
48  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: AG nominee Lynch defends civil asset forfeiture on: January 30, 2015, 01:04:24 pm
If Republicans wanted to select the AG, they should have won the presidency. It's not like they weren't going to pull some stunt to block whoever Obama nominated, anyway, because they are still angry over the 2012 election. It doesn't even matter they won the midterm, they are never satisfied.
49  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: CA-Sen: California Quake on: January 22, 2015, 05:50:09 pm
Even with self-funding, Steyer would still face a challenge in finding enough of a base to make the top two over Harris.
50  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Which city is deader for the GOP: Chicago or San Francisco on: January 20, 2015, 11:15:03 pm
San Francisco. Up until a few years ago, Chicago had a Republican alderman.
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