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26  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XV: Stuck Inside of Tulsa with the Oklahoma City Blues Again on: July 17, 2014, 09:14:13 am
Bushie is it actually a true hourly salary or is it a draw that you will then have to pay back out of your commission when you sell something?
27  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: What's the racial distribution of your census tract? on: July 16, 2014, 11:37:00 pm
81% White
11% Hispanic
6% Asian
1% Black
28  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Would the above poster's political opinions be popular in Kentucky? on: July 16, 2014, 02:44:01 pm
Maybe in pockets of downtown Louisville, or on Bandit Island, other than that no.
29  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2014 Senatorial Election Polls / Re: NH-Marist/NBC: Sen. Shaheen+8 on: July 16, 2014, 12:26:12 pm
While on paper Shaheen looks safe, one has to remember her odds of winning reelection are worse than McConnell's.

What the f*** is this crazy ass statement based on??
30  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XV: Stuck Inside of Tulsa with the Oklahoma City Blues Again on: July 15, 2014, 04:56:23 pm
BK, that still doesn't change reality.

Why do you refuse to call, or respond to any questions about calling??   This shouldn't be that difficult and is part of the reason why many of us believe you didn't get the certificate.  Your actions don't make any sense.
31  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XV: Stuck Inside of Tulsa with the Oklahoma City Blues Again on: July 14, 2014, 05:18:34 pm
I'm not a strict Calvinist, rather I adhere to the Reformed Theology.  I have a lot in common with Calvinism, but I still have some Armenianism in me.  I believe that God knows everything that's ever going to happen and He knows who will be saved and who won't.  Nothing comes as a surprise to God.  Now, evangelism is still very important because we do not know who is on God's "list", if you will.  The Holy Spirit has to first draw someone to total depravity where they realize that on their own they're headed to destruction.  The Holy Spirit has to make them realize they need a Savior who can change their destiny.  The Bible says that no man has ever sought God on his own.  The concept of God and grace completely goes against our nature as humans which is total rebellion and lawlessness.  We still have a sin nature as Christians and God knows every sin we will commit, because he knows everything.  Even though He is all powerful and ultimately in control, He allows Satan to run around, but the day will come that God will lock Satan up for a thousand years and cut out all sin and then loose him for a season before banishing him to the lake of fire for all eternity.  I know it's a lot to take in, but at the core this is what I believe.


This does explain quite a bit about why Bushie is Bushie....

It is, and that's not a bad thing.  I know you weren't intending it as such, but I'm not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Actually part of it I did.  I didn't mean it in a mocking way.  Nothing is wrong with your faith, but when you have outright blind faith, and you use that as a crutch to not take things upon yourself to improve yourself and your situation, that is a problem.
32  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XV: Stuck Inside of Tulsa with the Oklahoma City Blues Again on: July 14, 2014, 02:56:02 pm
I'm not a strict Calvinist, rather I adhere to the Reformed Theology.  I have a lot in common with Calvinism, but I still have some Armenianism in me.  I believe that God knows everything that's ever going to happen and He knows who will be saved and who won't.  Nothing comes as a surprise to God.  Now, evangelism is still very important because we do not know who is on God's "list", if you will.  The Holy Spirit has to first draw someone to total depravity where they realize that on their own they're headed to destruction.  The Holy Spirit has to make them realize they need a Savior who can change their destiny.  The Bible says that no man has ever sought God on his own.  The concept of God and grace completely goes against our nature as humans which is total rebellion and lawlessness.  We still have a sin nature as Christians and God knows every sin we will commit, because he knows everything.  Even though He is all powerful and ultimately in control, He allows Satan to run around, but the day will come that God will lock Satan up for a thousand years and cut out all sin and then loose him for a season before banishing him to the lake of fire for all eternity.  I know it's a lot to take in, but at the core this is what I believe.


This does explain quite a bit about why Bushie is Bushie....
33  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Presidential Election Trends / Re: When will Orange County, CA turn (Atlas) red, if it does turn? on: July 13, 2014, 10:39:57 pm
Is Orange County and Colorado Springs kind of the same place?

No, while it is certainly more socially conservative than most of the surrounding areas, its certainly not Colorado Springs.  If you are going to make a comparison to anywhere in Colorado, it is probably closer to Douglas County, though becoming increasingly diverse.
34  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2014 Gubernatorial Election Polls / Re: PA-Franklin & Marshall College: Wolf (D) leads Gov. Corbett (R) by almost 2:1 on: July 11, 2014, 03:29:50 pm
Corbett will need to start running negative TV Ads (see Gray Davis model in 2002) and do it NOW.


The fat lady has already sung, done the encore, etc, this one is over.
35  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Presidential Election Trends / Re: Is America ready for a president who is married to someone of a different race? on: July 10, 2014, 11:58:21 pm
Having a white wife would've helped Obama more than it hurt it's ridiculous to think it would have cost him the nomination.

Can you,or someone else who agrees with you, please explain why you think that Obama would've done better if he was married to a white women?

Also, here are some interesting graphs:

A large majority of Americans approve of marriages between blacks and whites:


But a plurality of people in Mississippi think that interracial marriages should be ILLEGAL:


Amazing how in this day and age some people can be this backwards.



Just to note, it is a plurality of self identified Republicans in Mississippi, not people.  It's not exactly shocking that there is a large number of very backwards Republicans in Mississippi.

The same is true for Alabama (shocking....).  The law banning interracial marriage actually remained on the books (though not enforced), well after Loving V Virginia.  They had a vote to remove it in 2000, and around 40% voted to keep the law on the books, looking at the counties that had the most opposition to interracial marriage shouldn't surprise anyone.....
36  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Presidential Election Trends / Re: Is America ready for a president who is married to someone of a different race? on: July 10, 2014, 11:52:42 pm
Yes.  As far as Obama doing worse if he married a white woman.  Fact of the matter is the only people who would care or get bent out of shape over such a thing, wouldn't be voting for Obama under any circumstances anyway.
37  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XV: Stuck Inside of Tulsa with the Oklahoma City Blues Again on: July 10, 2014, 11:35:41 pm
Ben and Jerrys had a 2/$6 deal today and I admit, I pulled a Bushie and bought 5 pints to get me through the last of my 2 weeks of bar prep.

Lol, the difference is you aren't 300 lbs, and you excercise.  Bushie doesn't grasp that concept.
38  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Presidential Election Trends / Re: When will Orange County, CA turn (Atlas) red, if it does turn? on: July 09, 2014, 11:45:18 pm
Really depends on the candidates and of course the national result

For 2016 the Democrats probably need to win by 8 points or so nationally in order to take Orange County (though perhaps a couple points less against a Santorum or Perry religious type)

I don't see it on the Democratic side of the national average for quite some time, but I do see the level in which the Democrats will need to win nationally in order to pick it up shrinking
39  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Presidential Election Trends / Re: Florida going forward on: July 09, 2014, 11:32:54 pm
What happens with the Cubans in Florida will be key.  Cubans were already drifting away from the GOP a bit as much like the rest of the country younger Cubans were more Democratic than their parents.  However, overall they still tilted strongly towards the GOP.  There was a HARD Democratic trend among Cubans in 2012 (Miami-Dade was one of the strongest Dem trending counties in the U.S).

 If the hard trend towards the Democrats among Cubans in 2012 was simply a result of the circumstances of one election, than the state will remain a 50/50 state for some time, although the slow trend of Cubans away from the GOP should be troublesome for them and could cause problems further down the road.  If that hard trend was a result of something a bit deeper, the GOP is completely f*****.
40  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: New York Governor- 2014- Astornio vs Cuomo on: July 09, 2014, 10:58:14 pm
I really don't get all the outrage and complaints over Cuomo.  As far as the pre-school plan, while Cuomo did not agree to De Blasio's plan, the state is putting into place Universal Pre-K.  The vast majority of the funding for the program is going to the city.

That explains it all. He spoke out against de Blasio's plan to pass universal pre-K because those poor rich businessmen would be taxed, and decided to pass his own plan after.

He's more concerned on bolstering his own resume than actually governing. He's the closest thing the American political system has to a Frank Underwood.

His complaint wasn't about the rich businessman paying for it as much as something that would work for the state as a whole.

FWIW, I liked de Blasio's pe-k plan for NYC, however I also think it is important issue for the state as a whole, not just NYC.
41  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XV: Stuck Inside of Tulsa with the Oklahoma City Blues Again on: July 09, 2014, 10:20:36 pm
For now, I am going to focus primarily on my calorie intake.  I feel at this weight, I need to worry about dropping the weight as healthily as possible.  Calories are the best way to do this.  When I get down to a more manageable weight, I can start focusing on other items such as sodium or carbohydrates.

The good news at my job is I am working upstairs and the only way to get up to my classroom and eventual floor is by taking the stairs.  It will be hard on the knees, but climbing 1 floor of stairs 5 times a day may not be much, but it's better than taking the elevator that many times.

So you are basically going to still eat crap, but less of it?  Is that what you are saying?

Also while taking one flight of stairs give times a day is better than nothing, it won't accomplish much.  What other exercising do you have planned?
42  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XV: Stuck Inside of Tulsa with the Oklahoma City Blues Again on: July 09, 2014, 10:17:55 pm
That's the kind of thing you should've been aware of going in. Oh well.

You guys need to lay off Bushie with the weight. He clearly has an addiction, and berating him isn't going to make things any better. He needs to hit 'rock bottom' to get better.

The problem is "rock bottom" might be too late, it could be death.
43  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What fraction of your life have you been posting on Atlas? on: July 09, 2014, 04:25:42 pm
I see most people seem to have trouble with reading comprehension.  The question in the first post was about the % of your life since your first post, not overall.

With that being said a liitle over 181 days of my life have been on here in the little over 10 years I have been on atlas or 4.88%
44  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Do you miss Alvin Greene (D-SC)? on: July 09, 2014, 02:56:20 pm
HP, but it was interesting to see the Green candidate get almost 10% of the vote.

Still, I'm surprised that the SC Democrats would be so incompetent to nominate him.  Obviously the SCDP isn't in great shape, but it's not like Oklahoma where Democrats are pretty much resigned to losing and nominate Jim Rogers for every race.

This was basically my dad's introduction into S.C Politics, first time he voted since my folks retired down to suburban Charlotte.  He was one of those 10% that voted for the Green Party candidate.

 He couldn't bring himself to vote for an obvious joke candidate, and wasn't going to vote for someone like Demint under any circumstances.
45  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: New York Governor- 2014- Astornio vs Cuomo on: July 09, 2014, 02:40:38 pm
While there was some truth to certain parts of your "Party of Macklemore post," it was grossly exaggerated and I disagree with your ultimate conclusion.  I think that while the Democratic establishment has moved in that direction, many (probably most) rank-and-file Democrats still place a pretty high value on economic progressivism.  However, there is rarely an outlet for that at the national level and whenever there is a potential outlet at the national level, the party establishment goes into overdrive to discredit him/her (ex: all of the Fox News-style phony outrage about Schweitzer's gaydar comment, which normally would've been a minor gaffe and been forgotten in a week or two).

Which further proves my point. Elizabeth Warren seems to be the only prominent economic progressive in the party (since Fredo de Blasio sold out to the Republicans) to mainstream voters. She seems to be the "token populist" in the party, while the establishment decided to stamp out the true candidate of the people (since unfortunately Sanders can't win).

Furthermore, your thesis wrongly trivializes social issues.  Economic issues are extremely important, but the fact is that reducing gun violence, fighting state-sanctioned discrimination against the LGBT community, women's rights, etc are also really important.  It is easy for you or me to say gay marriage doesn't matter since we don't have to worry about the type of discrimination they are facing.  Whatever you may claim, we both know you'd be singing a very different tune if you were the one whose rights were under attack.  TBH, this idea that there is going to be some sort of mass exodus to the Democratic Party by poor whites if it becomes some sort of socially-conservative/center-right party while embracing extremely progressive or socialist economic policies is a bit of a pipedream.

First of all, I never said anything about trivializing women's rights in my original post (and in fact, I commended their fight for equality). If you'll recall, I said that Democrats are focusing too much on gay marriage because the issue is already being settled by the courts, and with Utah appealing to the Supreme Court, it looks like we'll have federal equality by next year. The only state that doesn't have gay marriage and is in full Democratic control is (probably) the one state that's most against it in the Union, so we have no real "gay rights legislation" to pass besides ENDA.

About gun rights, I claimed that Andrew Cuomo pretended to care about gun violence, and if you actually read my Cuomo post, you'd actually realize that I was affected by gun violence recently. This crazy f**k was on the loose one mile away from my house, carrying an assault weapon with a high-capacity magazine that, for all intents and purposes, he shouldn't have had because he had full intention to commit suicide-by-cop. That really helped me warm up to background checks, which I think is common-sense legislation.

All I said, in actuality, was that an assault weapons ban and high-capacity magazines ban were Democratic poutrage over "crime". The fact of the matter is, only 2% of shootings are done with an assault rifle, and about 12% of mass shootings use assault weapons or magazines, and most of the shootings with assault weapons are done in middle-class suburbia. What I'm trying to get at is that while a white kid in Long Island can go to school, free of harm, if people aren't allowed to own AR-15s anymore, a black teenager in Brownsville is in danger of getting shot while walking to school, and Cuomo killed de Blasio's preschool plan to keep inner-city kids safe and off our streets.

What I'm trying to get at, when talking about gun violence, is that Andrew Cuomo doesn't care about urban crime, and assault weapons bans/HCM bans are fake outraged attempts to get suburban voters to vote for the Democratic Party.

I should also add that there is no reason social liberalism and economic progressivism should be treated as mutually exclusive, despite the insistence of your "Party of Macklemore" thesis, but I digress.

Once again, you're putting words into my mouth. I'd love to have socially liberal people, overall (after all, my state is fairly conservative economically), but I'd like to see a new age of economic populism in America. We need more Brian Schweitzers in this world, not less, like the party establishment seems to think.

The reality is that, regardless of his views on social issues, no Democrats (outside of maybe the NY party establishment) want Cuomo to be the Democratic nominee if Hillary doesn't run.  Anecdotal evidence about this sort of thing is unreliable at best, but I do want to note that I have literally not met a single Democrat who has said they'd consider voting for Cuomo if Clinton doesn't run and the games he is trying to play with the State Senate, redistricting, the neutered ethics commission, etc will come back to bite him.  He done things to piss off a number of important Democratic constituencies and the ones he has been favorablish to won't support him because there will be other candidates who are good on both those issues and the ones on which Cuomo has been terrible.  Additionally, Cuomo comes across as far too ambitious, voters don't like when politicians *appear* over-ambitious (as opposed to being over-ambitious, but knowing how to not come across as such); he is also just not a very likable guy in general and that will be a real problem for him if he runs.

Unfortunately, Cuomo seems to have inherited his father's oration skills, and considering he's using them to be a powerful advocate for his "champion issues" and fooled even the WFP into thinking he's a liberal, I wouldn't call it out of the question to think that he'd pull the wool over the country's eyes again.


I really don't get all the outrage and complaints over Cuomo.  As far as the pre-school plan, while Cuomo did not agree to De Blasio's plan, the state is putting into place Universal Pre-K.  The vast majority of the funding for the program is going to the city.
46  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XV: Stuck Inside of Tulsa with the Oklahoma City Blues Again on: July 09, 2014, 02:29:26 pm
Yeah, that was a dark time in my life.  I still regret having sex with her.  It's something I will always regret.  I know I am forgiven of that sin by Almighty God, but I still have to pay the consequence of regret.

Anyway, back to the present:

I am having a good day so far.  They are changing my schedule to 8-17 M-F starting this evening.  I will never work 9-18 or 10-19 like I thought.  Most things about this job are very good.  There a couple things I don't care for, but they are very minor things.  The rest of the job sounds pretty good.  It's not what I envisioned a year ago when I was about to start school, but it's alright.  It will pay the bills and has a great potential to be a keeper.  As long as I mind my P's and Q's and occasional R's, I should be okay!  I'm still not going to search for a job because I am too afraid of disturbing the water, if you will.

Just because of what happened last time, doesn't mean you don't search for a new job.  That shouldn't be the lesson.  The lesson should be, not to list that job as a reference.  I don't know why this needs to be explained.......
47  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XV: Stuck Inside of Tulsa with the Oklahoma City Blues Again on: July 09, 2014, 02:25:37 pm
Bushie are you 300+ lbs. now?

The scale this morning showed 290.8.  That's much higher than I want to be, so if I can just train my mind to cut out fast food, I'll be alright.  I'm doing pretty good about switching to diet soda and water, I just need to cut out Mickey D's and Braum's, etc.

Get off your ass and start walking, also grab a pair of cheap dumbbells and start doing something.  This is serious.  If you don't there will be no update, because you will be dead.
48  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What are you listening to right now? II on: July 09, 2014, 12:07:06 am
Gotta give props to a DJ born on Long Island

3LAU Feat Bright Lights- How You Love me
49  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XV: Stuck Inside of Tulsa with the Oklahoma City Blues Again on: July 08, 2014, 11:44:31 pm
And of course he publicly posts his employer on Facebook, even after everything Mondale's done... good job, Jeff... you've learned nothing.

I just switched it to just viewable by Friends.  Can anyone who is not my friend on FB tell me whether they can see it?


I can see the recent pics (which are a serious health concern) but don't see any of the employer info or anything like that.
50  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XV: Stuck Inside of Tulsa with the Oklahoma City Blues Again on: July 08, 2014, 11:43:33 pm
RIP CADD. RIP WEIGHT LOSS.  SOON ...RIP BUSHIE

I didn't want to, but seriously literally lol'd on that one, couldn't help it.

Seriously though Bushie, you really need to start doing something about your weight.  Gramps might have been joking, but it really is a serious health issue at this point.
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