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26  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: 5th Circuit upholds Texas abortion restrictions on: June 12, 2015, 06:53:04 pm
You can potentially end up having an outbreak of STDs that overwhelms certain areas of the state.

Like the outbreak of polygamy that's going to happen if SCOTUS legalises gay marriage?

Indiana ran Planned Parenthood out of the state and now one area of the state has an out of control HIV epidemic. http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/opinion/ct-ptb-rutter-on-scott-county-st-0607-20150606-story.html

27  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: 5th Circuit upholds Texas abortion restrictions on: June 12, 2015, 02:34:23 pm
I think some people are failing to understand what the intent of the bill is. No state can pass an abortion ban outright and have it hold up, so you have bills like this that impose regulations that can close clinics. A lot of these clinics provide more than abortion services, such as testing and treatment of STDs. You can potentially end up having an outbreak of STDs that overwhelms certain areas of the state.
28  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Kirk: Lndsey Graham is a "bro with no ho" on: June 11, 2015, 08:43:01 pm
And that is not all there was to the quote, Kirk also added "That's what we'd say on the South Side."
29  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: GOP congressman: My kids won't be a drain to society like disabled people on: June 11, 2015, 04:41:52 pm
He's on borrowed time, anyway. This is the sort of thing you get when wave elections happen.
30  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: dead0man and Nason won't like this on: June 10, 2015, 09:44:22 am
This is reverse racism. The cop did nothing wrong and the system is only trying to accommodate thugs who are ruining the country.
31  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Chafee not sure if he'll endorse Clinton if she's the nominee on: June 10, 2015, 08:39:32 am
Will it matter if he doesn't?
32  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: Lower Federal court tosses VA Congressional map again on: June 09, 2015, 12:36:23 pm
If VA-3 is being labeled a racial gerrymander, then VA-4 has to take a hit that Forbes might not be able to sustain. Not every black majority or plurality precinct within a 50 mile or so radius has to be put into the same district, which is why the map has to be redone.

You disagree with my legal interpretation set forth above?

Partisan consideration cannot trump the VRA, in fact, partisanship is not a legal consideration at all. I cannot see the courts taking into consideration keeping Forbes as safe as possible.
33  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: Lower Federal court tosses VA Congressional map again on: June 09, 2015, 12:24:46 pm
If VA-3 is being labeled a racial gerrymander, then VA-4 has to take a hit that Forbes might not be able to sustain. Not every black majority or plurality precinct within a 50 mile or so radius has to be put into the same district, which is why the map has to be redone, because it packs black voters.
34  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: NV Congressional Races 2016 on: June 09, 2015, 10:21:33 am
Sandoval had declined to run before, so that really isn't a surprise.
35  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Graham: Jenner is welcome in my GOP on: June 08, 2015, 07:36:43 pm
Of course he would said that, of course he would. So predictable.
36  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: Gerrymandering is not what's wrong with American politics on: June 08, 2015, 12:53:55 pm
Republicans called California's map biased, but that suit went nowhere, because the map pretty much was what you get when you follow existing geographic lines, save for what VRA requires. As far as Ohio goes, it's pretty difficult to create a safe Republican map without taking partisanship into consideration. Let's not ignore the fact that the current map was drawn to favor Republicans, with great detail to assuring the safety of every single incumbent Republican (except for one who had a seat eliminated).
37  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Clinton admits to killing Vince Foster: How does the map look like? on: June 06, 2015, 07:09:20 pm
This is a weird thread, even for this forum.
38  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: Gerrymandering is not what's wrong with American politics on: June 05, 2015, 12:47:11 pm
The Midwest is particularly geographically biased against Democrats though. Read the other posts in his series, starting here.

Which is exactly why Republicans have to go to such extreme lengths to create winning opportunities through the maps. Geography simply doesn't help them in some places.
39  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: McConnell: No more circuit court nominees confirmed on: June 05, 2015, 11:23:23 am
McConnell is trash, but that's nothing new.
40  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Republican Conservative Base Shrinks on: June 04, 2015, 06:14:07 pm
Conservatives are becoming independents, so they aren't necessarily just going away.
41  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: California raises smoking age to 21 on: June 03, 2015, 07:08:27 pm
The idea that the right to smoke tobacco is some great PRIVILEGE OF ADULTHOOD that must be granted with voting rights and everything else is a joke, right? This is why libertarianism is stupid. Not everything is some inalienable right.

Libertarians are interesting people.
42  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: California raises smoking age to 21 on: June 03, 2015, 01:26:05 pm
I think it would have been more effective to pass a law that bans people from suing tobacco companies for getting lung cancer, even though said people knew that smoking was unhealthy.

In addition to that, a law that bars smokers from qualifying for state funded health benefits would have been a good choice as well.
43  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Would you allow a cop to search your car without a warrant? on: June 03, 2015, 11:10:02 am
I doubt most people here would let it happen with a warrant. For me, I wouldn't put myself in a situation where my car would have to be searched, period.

bribing the fuzz is illegal, dude.

Where did I mention a bribe? That's a complete lie. My point was, I wouldn't be running around with anything illegal in my car that would get me in trouble.

Ok. I have nothing in mine either.  You get stopped on the way home.  The cop isn't as trusting as we are and suspects something.  You're not the cleanest guy on earth and your back seat has a lot of sh**t in it. Uh, "Mr. Invisible, do you mind if I have a look in your car just to be sure there's nothing I need to worry about there?".  Your answer is???

I would not have a problem with it.
44  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Do you think Dubya be on the campaign trail for Jeb in 2016 on: June 03, 2015, 11:08:21 am
He's not politically active anymore and doesn't show any indication that he wants to be. Besides, he and Jeb supposedly aren't even that close. Just because they are family doesn't mean they are close or that he will help his brother's campaign.
45  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Would you allow a cop to search your car without a warrant? on: June 03, 2015, 10:44:22 am
I doubt most people here would let it happen with a warrant. For me, I wouldn't put myself in a situation where my car would have to be searched, period.

bribing the fuzz is illegal, dude.

Where did I mention a bribe? That's a complete lie. My point was, I wouldn't be running around with anything illegal in my car that would get me in trouble.
46  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Would you allow a cop to search your car without a warrant? on: June 03, 2015, 10:15:42 am
I doubt most people here would let it happen with a warrant. For me, I wouldn't put myself in a situation where my car would have to be searched, period.
47  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: California raises smoking age to 21 on: June 03, 2015, 08:08:59 am
And just an FYI, there were Republicans that voted in favor of this bill, so it's not like this was really a party line vote.
48  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Kansas Considering Raising Taxes on: June 02, 2015, 11:16:51 pm
The assumption that tax cuts can spur businesses to create jobs and put money back into the economy is a weak one. For one thing, there are economic factors that can prevent business from expanding and for another, even with a tax cut, it isn't always feasible to expand. And lastly, some businesses don't create more jobs or expand simply because they don't want to. Even if they have the money and the means, it's just not an option some businesses choose to pursue.
49  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: California raises smoking age to 21 on: June 02, 2015, 07:26:07 pm
I can see a Republican state lowering the smoking age to increase profits for tobacco. That would receive much praise.

It's not really a big deal, the drinking age is 21, so it's not like this really represents a huge restriction on freedom.
50  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: How ugly will the Clinton supporters go against Sanders? on: June 02, 2015, 09:49:27 am
I don't think anyone really cares about Sanders enough to do that. Considering that I think he's running to make a statement more than actually trying to win, it's probably not going to be that ugly of a race.
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