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1  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: How do you think the debate next week will turn out? on: July 29, 2015, 01:22:36 pm
Complete Circus
2  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: NY-04 Kathleen Rice Primary Election? on: July 28, 2015, 01:02:33 pm
there aren't enough moonbats for them to win a primary. It is though the most NAM (Non-Asian Minority) part of Long Island so its possibly someone from Hempstead could win a dem primary.

Kevan Abrahams (Dem leader in the Nassau Legislature) ran for the seat last year, lost to Rice in the Primary by 12.  Considering outside of this vote. Rice's voting record on pretty much everything else has been solid D, unless that changes I don't see any serious challenge to her.
3  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: La Guardia Airport to Be Rebuilt by 2021, Cuomo and Biden Say on: July 28, 2015, 12:30:24 pm
I pretty much only fly out of Kennedy, but this is certainly a must needed upgrade.
4  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Do you support gay marriages? on: July 23, 2015, 09:15:21 pm
No. I vehemently oppose any legal recognition of same-sex unions whatsoever, along with societal acceptance of homosexuality. I also support re-criminalizing sodomy; and would support the enactment of a law banning homosexual propaganda in schools, similar to Britain's old Section 28 law.

What should the punishment be?  Also, would being gay be a crime or just gay sex? 
Yes.  I'm curious what your nuanced views on this issue are.  Let it all out.

No. I vehemently oppose any legal recognition of same-sex unions whatsoever, along with societal acceptance of homosexuality. I also support re-criminalizing sodomy; and would support the enactment of a law banning homosexual propaganda in schools, similar to Britain's old Section 28 law.

Why, by banning sodomy do you want to regulate what straight couples get up to in the bedroom. Are you going to publish a list of approved sexual acts?

I support a law banning anal and oral sex for both homosexuals and heterosexuals, just like many past U.S. sodomy laws did:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sodomy_laws_in_the_United_States#State_and_territorial_laws_prior_to_Lawrence_v._Texas

The punishment would be a fine, jail sentence, or both.

While I would certainly try to enforce the law, I wouldn't go and install cameras in every bedroom or anything like that. The main purpose of the law would simply be to send a message to society that certain sexual activity is not OK.


You must have a very boring sex life....
5  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: The cause of the Trump surge. on: July 23, 2015, 11:45:19 am
The Republican base is full of a bunch of angry and crazy people.
6  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: What happened to West Virginia and Virginia on: June 16, 2015, 06:58:32 pm
If that many people moved to VA for defense jobs during the 2000's, it would have gained a district in 2010.  It didn't, so there has to be a substantial component of people who lived there prior to 2000 changing their minds.  Keep in mind that 2000 and 2004 were not narrow R wins.  The state was not considered competitive for anything federal until George Allen collapsed 10 feet from the finish line in 2006.

The Democrats didn't win the state until 2008 and Fairfax until 2004, but there was a gradual shift going on in the state prior to then.

In 1988 Fairfax was 15 points more Republican than the nation as a whole, by 2000 it was 1.88% more GOP  trend of about 13 points.  In 2012 it was about 16 points more Dem.  It crossed over to become Dem in 2004 and the pace picked up over the last decade, but it was certainly moving prior.
7  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you like country music? on: May 08, 2015, 02:00:07 pm
Awful
8  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Would you have voted for the Iraq War? on: May 03, 2015, 12:48:29 pm
Considering I disagreed with the War Iraq at the time, easily no.
9  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Living with parents as an employed adult on: April 13, 2015, 10:14:36 pm
I did this for a bit.  In fact prior to my dad retiring we were both working in Lower Manhattan.  They were a couple times we commuted together, though did so rarely as I usually went in and got out an hour later than he did, and he usually took the train to Brooklyn and I took it to Penn (he worked on Wall St, I was near WTC).

They didn't bug me much, although certainly at times wish I had more privacy.  The $$ saved certainly helped big time.  In fact if it wasn't for the $$ I saved doing it, I would likely have a D-SC, or D-NC avatar since I wouldn't have been able to afford to stay up here when I got laid off during the recession and would have had to follow them when they moved.  MY dad retired in 2008 and they moved to the S.C suburbs of Charlotte in 09.
10  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you workout regularly? on: April 07, 2015, 01:24:31 pm
Yes, currently doing Insanity Max 30.  Completed it already, doing it for the 2nd time now.
11  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XXII: Cleaning Up the Meat at [redacted]. on: April 03, 2015, 07:42:38 pm
If you regret quitting Sprouts, go apply at other groceries. There are many in Tulsa.

He doesn't regret it -- he knowingly made the mistake. Despite everyone here telling him NOT to quit, NOT to put in a two-week notice to take a new job that at the time he was knowingly lying about, and so forth.

This is the best way to summarize mistakes Bushie makes. He usually has ample time and ample advice to avoid making the mistake, but just like gravity...

He never takes time to think about anything, even when has has tie. He jumps in makes a rash decision and that is that.  It is absurd and he does the same thing over and over.

We all make mistakes and at times the same ones. but take the time to lean from them.  Make an educated well thought out decision, if it happens to be wrong again so be it, but at least it was thought about and an educated decision.
12  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XXII: Cleaning Up the Meat at [redacted]. on: April 03, 2015, 07:23:23 pm
I know I said I was done, but let me honest here for a second:

In all honesty, I am thinking about what could have been at Sprouts.  I do kind of regret leaving there.  However, I also know while it's good to reflect and learn, I need to move on very quickly.  I can't afford to go into a new job, no matter what the job is, with a negative attitude or regret about the last job.  I don't deserve to start myself behind the 8 ball in this new job because I am dwelling on the past.  I need to learn from the past, yes, but then I need to quickly move on and focus all my attention on this new job.  I am just thankful I have employment.  That's a nice way to spend one's birthday.  I will be in training on my birthday.  Yes, I am going through a bit of buyer's remorse, but I think everyone here would agree that I cannot dwell on that too long or I will have already failed before I have even started.


Bushie, you need to stop making rash non-sensical decisions.  That is the bottom line.  We have been through this so many times its almost mind numbing.   You went from saying you were real happy and everything was going well to all of a sudden accepting another call center/support type job and quitting your current job?  Why, because some other overwight person told you they had issues??  What??  You make these absurd and rash decisions over and over, its insane.

Now, you should go to this new job with a good attitude, but nothing is ever going to change unless you stop making these crazy rash decisions.  It's not like you haven't been down this road before.  And yes as much as you are a laughing stock at times and poked fun at, it not like the people on here aren't trying to help you out.  Hell this board is probably the reason you aren't sharing a jail cell with Bubba on fraud charges

If you are going to change ANYTHING about your life, whether it be the issues with your weight, healtth, job, etc the rash decisions have to stop.  You don't have to make a decision on a dime.  Even if you feel you should accept a job, you don't have to quit the other one on a dime.  Take some time make a composed and educated decision, run it by those who have tried to help you on here for years.  This rash crap is insane.

Everyone makes mistakes, no one is exempt, I have made ones myself including job related ones.  However, the important thing is that you think things through.  If you thought something through, made an educated decision, gathering all the facts, listening to others input and it happened to be wrong for whatever reason it would be one thing.  You don't do that, you make a decision on a rash basis without taking the time to think it over, without taking the time to come to an educated decision.  If that doesn't change, nothing ever will
13  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What is your ethnic background? on: April 03, 2015, 07:08:08 pm
Irish, Italian and German
14  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XXII: Cleaning Up the Meat at [redacted]. on: April 03, 2015, 11:48:03 am
Confession, it is tech support.  It is very similar to what I was doing at Dell and at Xerox.  That's what I meant by IT support.  So, yes, it is a call center.  I will not be supporting one pharmacy, but a lot of pharmacies in Northeastern Oklahoma.  I will be at a central location about 3 miles away.  The part where I lied was the location of the job.  I apologize for that.

I also apologize for insulting everyone earlier this morning.  You guys are not all those words I spewed out earlier.  I still don't think I deserve to be treated without dignity, but I understand where you all are coming from given my previous statements about Sprouts.  I just don't think it warranted the nastiness that resulted.  No one needed to get ugly, and neither did I.  We are all men (and 1 woman).  We are all adults.  Why can't we speak cordially like adults, not like children?  I'm talking to myself just as much as I am talking to each one of you.  I am not a piece of trash, either, like people out of anger have said.  I am far from perfect, but I'm just doing what I can to provide for myself.  I don't think a grocery store job is any more legit than a call center job.  True, my history hasn't always been kind to call center jobs, but be that as it may.

Here is the reason I left Sprouts:  I was starting to get the idea that I was seriously risking my feet and back.  I felt that I was about 10-15 years too late and about 100-125 pounds too heavy to really be able to do the job very well.  Yesterday, one of my friends on Facebook told me of when she started working as a letter carrier for the post office at age 40.  She was real heavy and not in shape at all.  She could only do the job for a short time before she had to work inside at the post office for 9 years.  She is now on disability, hurts all of the time, both of her hands now have nerve damage, and she has to get injections in her right knee twice a year all because she took on a job that she physically couldn't do.  Her bad health was not an excuse, it was reality.  That confirmed the decision to change jobs and really validated it for me.  I know you all will probably balk at her story, but it really validated the decision for me.  Now, perhaps I was wrong about my perception and my fear, but we'll really never know the answer to that.


Bushie,

Of course your feet and back were going to be sore and painful, you went from no exercise too constantly being on your feet.  This is why we told you to prepare for this, prepare for being on your feet all day.  You did make a little attempt at being on your feet, but it was a half-hearted one at that.

Secondly, just because she had issues, doesn't mean you would have the same issues.  Being a mail carrier is a bunch more work than what you were doing.  Not to mention if you actually tried to get exercise, and eat better, you wouldn't have as many issues with you back and feet.  This seems like an excuse not to really do much more than anything else.

When anything gets a bit tough, regardless if its exercise related, food related, job related or anything else you seem to try to take the easiest way out.  
15  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XXII: Cleaning Up the Meat at [redacted]. on: April 03, 2015, 09:37:19 am
Everyone of you are despicable.  I have done absolutely nothing to deserve to be so rudely insulted.  All I did was change jobs.  You would not question anybody else for changing jobs, so why are you insulting me so harshly?  I come out the winner in all this.  I am the honest guy.  You all are vile, despicable, and sick human beings.  You don't care about me, you just use me for entertainment.  You are the vile ones, not me.  I am done with the Update.  I am done being treated worse than yesterday's trash.  I'll stick around and talk politics, but the Update is done.  I ask that it be locked.  Idiots.

Bushie,

I'm not going to bash the crap out of you (as much as I want to), I just want to see if you can take a step back and look at this logically for a minute

You are going back to your old ways of, someone is being critical of me so I'm taking my ball and going home and lash out.

Do you see why this seems to make no sense to anyone??  You were going off on how good things are looking at your new job, and then suddenly make a quick and rash switch with no explanation.

1.  If things were going as well as you claimed, why the sudden switch?  It is one thing to try and better yourself and your position, but to make sudden rash switches like that makes no sense.

2.  Why type of CURRENT IT background do you have??  Things change very quickly in the world of IT, as far as I am aware you have done very little of anything truly IT related in about a decade

3.  What makes this position a better fit than the Supermarket?

4.  Did you do any actual research into the company or the position?  What makes you qualified for this job?

5.  Please send any relevant information about this company to myself, J-Mann, or any others who you trust on here (name of company, link to the job offer/description.

6.  Do  NOT give your two weeks notice under ANY circumstances.


I am trying to be nice about this for now (though I probably shouldn't be)
16  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: Anyone else notice New Urbanist communities are often quite Republican? on: April 02, 2015, 12:34:41 pm
They are often at least no more Democratic than the surrounding areas. Any ideas why? I suspect it's that they often are quite expensive to live in....and also serve as an alternative to people who want the convenience of urban living without having to live in a real urban environment.

Perhaps a higher concentration of people in the financial field
17  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: Long Island in recent presidential elections on: April 02, 2015, 12:31:43 pm
I'd be interested to know the voting patterns of Amityville, simply because of its fame Smiley

Amityville is in the SW corner of Suffolk County.  The areas closest to the water are whiter and Republican leaning (light blue)  A bit further from the water is N. Amityville, which is majority black and heavily Democratic (dark red on the map)
18  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Pence signed it: Add Indiana to the list of states with "religious freedom" laws on: April 02, 2015, 09:26:00 am
We needn't structure our laws around a few nutters here and there, who for whatever reason, incorrectly believe that a wedding, by definition, has to be a religious ceremony. That's just a flatly absurd suggestion.

Please explain why anyone should be compelled, under penalty of law, to participate in someone else's wedding ceremony, religious, civil or whatever.

No one is compelled to do anything, but if you go into a certain business, there are rules you must follow.  Not being discriminatory is one of them (or well in this case should be).  If you want to be discriminatory in your personal life have at it.  If you can't put your hate aside to not be discriminatory in business, well no one is forcing you or compelling you to go into the business.
19  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Pence signed it: Add Indiana to the list of states with "religious freedom" laws on: March 28, 2015, 10:08:35 am
By the way, Religious Freedom Restoration Acts are the law in 19 states now, with some of these laws being 2 decades old, in addition to the Federal version of the statute. Can anyone point to a single case where any of these laws have been successfully used to uphold people throwing gay people, or anyone, out of an establishment? 

This isn't really an valid argument that deserves any consideration. You're basically saying that any law is fine as long as it's not put in practice.

No, these laws have been put in practice as they are the basis for numerous court cases against state and federal government, some of them successful.  I'm saying that those who claim that what these laws are really about is allowing discrimination against homosexuals need to put forward some actual legal evidence. 

I guess its just one big coincidence that these laws are coming about during a time when the ssm bans are getting overturned one after the other.....
20  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: State rep, county party chariman etc. said something stupid - The Megathread on: March 27, 2015, 01:25:39 pm
Arizona State Sen. wants Church attendance to be Mandatory..


Hmm, guess the party......


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“It is the soul that is corrupt and how we get back to a moral rebirth in this country, I don’t know,” Allen told the state’s appropriations committee on Tuesday.

But the Republican detailed a solution that she believed would keep people feeling safe without the need to carry a gun. No matter how much it would violate the Constitution seperation of church and state, Allen said she wanted a law requiring citizens to go to church.

“We are slowly eroding religion at every opportunity that we have. We should probably be debating a bill requiring every American to attend a church of their choice on Sunday to see if we can get back to having a moral rebirth,” Allen added.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/arizona-lawmaker-church-attendance-mandatory-article-1.2164602
21  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: State rep, county party chariman etc. said something stupid - The Megathread on: March 27, 2015, 11:53:36 am
Representative in the Colorado Legislature from Colorado Springs-  "Baby cut from Womb is God's Punishment for allowing abortion  (guess the party)


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KUSA - Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt (R-Colorado Springs) is coming under fire for comments he made in a new episode of his televangelist show "Pray in Jesus Name" about the recent tragedy in Longmont in which a pregnant woman was attacked and her unborn child removed from the womb.

"This is the curse of God upon America for our sin of not protecting innocent children in the womb," Klingenschmitt said, attributing the attack in Longmont to legal policy on unborn children. "Part of that curse for our rebellion against God as a nation is that our pregnant women are ripped open."

http://www.9news.com/story/news/local/politics/2015/03/26/gordon-klingenschmitt-longmont-stabbing/70489416/
22  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XXII: Cleaning Up the Meat at [redacted]. on: March 25, 2015, 01:21:36 pm
Also, is anybody really angry at Bushie when we tell him to eat a salad instead of nachos? I think the anger and lashing is a projection of ODF's feeling when he reads he cannot eat ground beef as a diet.

I really wish Bushie would change his mind about stuff.

Here's a wishlist I have for Bushie:

1) 30 minutes of exercise a day
2) Daily pushups/situps/crunches (only 10/25/10 would at least do something)
3) Drink diet soda only
4) Have a daily multivitamin
5) Drink V8 V-Fusion or something to at least get some fruits/veggies in him
6) Cut bread intake


I think you are greatly overestimating both Jeff's abilities and the benefits of these types of activities at this point. Maybe he can think about these types of exercises after he's shed 100 pounds. Until then, cardio and basic movements ought to be his focus. God Himself couldn't get Jeff to do 10 push-ups or 25 sit-ups at this point.

But 10 pushups/25 situps/10 crunches a day is absolutely nothing.  You can do that in 1 commercial break. 

He is a fat out of shape mess with no discipline or dedication.   I highly doubt he could do any pushups, but even if he could somehow physically manage he would even attempt any because of pure laziness.
23  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: White Protestant Vote by State on: March 24, 2015, 01:40:54 pm
CT = liberal white mainline WASPs vs. Italians

Why is that not true in any other Northeastern state?

In NY I think it might be more regional.  Rural areas upstate are more conservative than downstate suburban whites. There aren't many WASP's downstate.
24  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Who has better taste in music? on: March 22, 2015, 11:35:39 pm
They both suck.

This
25  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: Long Island in recent presidential elections on: March 20, 2015, 01:38:09 pm
So many villages, hamlets and the like on Long Island.  Interested in knowing how it breaks down below the Town level.

What were the strongest Democrat and Republican areas?  For the Republicans, I assume it's the Five Towns (Orthodox Jewish) and wealthier suburbs like Garden City that don't have sizeable Jewish populations.  And for Democrats, the most heavily Black areas like Roosevelt and Uniondale and non-Orthodox Jewish suburbs.

The Orthodox areas of the five Towns, especially Lawrence are heavily Republican.  Garden City is also very Republican, and most of middle class south-east Nassau County.

Heavily Dem areas Freeport, Roosevelt, Hempstead.  As well as many of the upper middle-class Jewish areas which have a large Asian population (southern portions of Great Neck, Roslyn, Jericho Plainview)

Great Neck is quite interesting, all of Great Neck and Kings Point use to be heavily Democratic.  The northern sections of Great Neck and Kings Point tend to be mostly Persian with a bit of an Orthodox population.  Southern half of Great Neck is more secular and also has a large Asian population.  After 9/11 northern Great Neck and Kings Point trended heavily Republican, southern half of Great Neck remained heavily Democratic.
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