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1  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Black Friday shopping on: Today at 01:44:02 pm
I woke up at 12:40 today & will be re-watching "Interstellar" later today.
2  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Are you not long for this world? on: November 27, 2014, 09:51:28 pm
Absolutely.
3  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of turkey (as food) on: November 27, 2014, 02:00:06 pm
If we include fried turkey legs, then Love It. Like It otherwise.
4  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: New York gubernatorial election, 1966 runoff on: November 27, 2014, 01:34:08 pm
Adams all the way!
5  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Past Election What-ifs (US) / Re: 1968:Romney/Javits(R) vs Kennedy/Yarborough(D) vs Wallace/Benson(AI) on: November 27, 2014, 01:11:10 pm
Todays Democrats that aren't Chris Murphy are going to be to the right of Nixon

I'm not sure why exactly you chose Chris Murphy, but... no.

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And Javits is handily to left of all of them, probably even LBJ. With that that gives Romney an actual liberal balance to unite the wings of the party

What, unite liberal with more liberal? Not only would that ensure that they got about 20% of the vote in the South, but that'd piss off Sun Belt, Mid-Western, and Plains conservatives as well, while not necessarily guaranteeing either of the candidates' home states. A Mormon and a Jew (with either left-wing or relatively left-wing records) running as the outside-the-mainstream nominees of a conservative party, hailing from states that are far from reliably Republican, would get massacred. Might as well throw Ed Brooke somewhere in there for good measure.
6  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Past Election What-ifs (US) / Re: 1968: Kennedy/Hearnes vs. Reagan/Case on: November 27, 2014, 01:02:32 pm
I see no way for Reagan to win in 1968. The mood was not conservative enough. RFK wins the election:


Senator Robert F. Kennedy (D-MA)/Governor Warren E. Hearnes (D-MO) 305 EV. 50.9%
Governor Ronald Reagan (R-CA)/Senator Clifford Case (R-NJ) 233 EV. 47.2%

Because, after all, 1968 was definitely a liberal year.

It wasn't, but take into account that most liberals didn't have a candidate they could identify with that year, so the hardcore ones would vote for Pigasus or just skip the election. RFK would've had better traction among them, far better than Humphrey. Could make it a liberal year, or a less conservative one.

Eh, I can see your point. What I'd rather dispute is you giving Maine and Virginia to Kennedy. Virginia was one of the notably Republican (on the presidential level) Southern states starting in 1952. It only broke rank with the GOP once between then and 2008, and that was 1964. I see no reason why it would prefer Kennedy over Reagan. And while Kennedy might be a better fit overall for Maine, it was still a Republican state then and Muskie isn't on the ballot for VP, unlike real life.
7  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: Dust In The Wind on: November 27, 2014, 02:24:53 am
Cleaver '88!
8  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Russian Revolution on: November 27, 2014, 12:45:06 am

Why is saying "reactionary" meant to carry the weight of an insult? It's no more objectively good or bad than "conservative", "radical", or "liberal".

A conservative wants to keep things as they are while reactionaries want to return to a past that rarely is as good as they imagine it to have been and even more rarely is the actual past.

And what would you say to a radical?
9  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2000 U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: Contrarian Thread: Bush Won. Fair and Square. on: November 26, 2014, 11:46:10 pm
The four times in which there has been a discrepancy between the popular vote and the Electoral College, the Democratic candidate won the popular vote and the Republican candidate managed to steal the election through the Electoral College. No need to try to spin or glamorize this particular instance.

That's an occurrence of electoral geography of the times, I'd think, rather than any ingrained bias towards the Republicans. And 1824 is the first occurrence, before either party had formed (though of course we could say that in spirit, Adams represented what would become the Republicans and Jackson later led the Democrats, blah blah f#ckity blah).
10  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Which American major political party would Iosif Stalin identify with? on: November 26, 2014, 11:01:08 pm
He no doubt would've been a supporter of H. Ross Perot's 1992 independent run.
11  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you refer to anything as "The Bad Place"? on: November 26, 2014, 02:29:24 pm
My toilet after a round of wings.
12  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Russian Revolution on: November 25, 2014, 09:54:07 pm

Why is saying "reactionary" meant to carry the weight of an insult? It's no more objectively good or bad than "conservative", "radical", or "liberal".
13  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Does Your Job Have Benefits? on: November 25, 2014, 07:26:52 pm
Yeah: Money.
14  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone III - The Whinge Binge on: November 25, 2014, 05:51:07 am
Elected First Counselor-- Alumni Rekations Chairman, Head of the Judicial Board, & overseer of Risk Management. Glad to be moving on up.
15  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone III - The Whinge Binge on: November 24, 2014, 08:54:33 pm
Chapter elections tonight. And only one more day of this horrid school week until break. Thank Jesus.
16  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1820 Election (IRL 1824) on: November 24, 2014, 08:51:49 pm
Adams/Crawford.
17  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone III - The Whinge Binge on: November 24, 2014, 09:57:55 am
Been a Sigma Pi for a year as of today.
18  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Would you support President Preceding Poster taking dictator executive actions? on: November 24, 2014, 12:47:14 am
Of course not.
19  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of the state you live in? on: November 24, 2014, 12:33:48 am
Love it.
20  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Andrew Cuomo vs Joseph Stalin on: November 23, 2014, 10:14:52 pm
As I recall, Stalin banned abortion, a step that Cuomo no doubt lacks the moral courage to take.
21  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone III - The Whinge Binge on: November 23, 2014, 12:07:43 pm
...And they got back together last night. Not that this wasn't expected at all. Morons.
22  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone III - The Whinge Binge on: November 23, 2014, 11:53:08 am
I've been having very vivid dreams due to some medication I am on, and one of them involved me and IceSpear meeting in person and I tried to trap him on a debate about Hillary and ended up being crushed. It was quite funny.

I don't even know what IceSpear looks like, which is the weird part.

I'd just imagine a giant moon with Hillary's face on it.
23  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: Why is the rule of "8 years for each party" so strict? on: November 23, 2014, 10:12:16 am
'Tis the way God designed it, young one.
24  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone III - The Whinge Binge on: November 23, 2014, 10:08:51 am
I have an interview for an internship at the Governor's Office of Urban & Metropolitan Initiatives on December 1st. Based on the job description, I'm thoroughly underqualified, so we'll see how that goes. Assuming that doesn't work out, I at least now have a chance to do research for my current boss (who I grade homework for). Meanwhile, a close female friend of mine, it is claimed, recently became single. She was dating a brother of mine, though, so even if I could make things work out in my favor, it'd probably be an incredibly stupid idea. Urgh. Also, I registered for classes, finally. Taking "Civil Liberties & Equality", "Intro to Psychology", "Urban Issues and Problems", "Juvenile Justice", and "Managing Aggressive Behavior". I'm not sure whether I'll physically survive another 18-credit semester (if I get the internship, I'll drop down to 12), but I plan on taking 12 next fall for reasons, so I'd like to make up the upcoming lost time. Chapter elections are tomorrow, and if things go well, I may be Vice President next semester. Looking forward to it.
25  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Andrew Cuomo vs Strom Thurmond on: November 21, 2014, 04:43:38 am
The accomplished legislator and true Southern gentleman who defended and fought for his country over the corrupt, mafioso "Governor".
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