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1  General Discussion / Alternative History / how would the dems downballot #s look like if McCain won in 2008? on: April 27, 2016, 05:49:39 pm
I mean I'd like to think the dems could keep winning downballot. But I also wonder if 2010 would simply happen under the next democratic president and that seats like TN-6 were like bombs that Obama accidentally detonated
2  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / any of you guys heard of Davis Aurini? on: April 23, 2016, 08:33:48 pm
I've seen some of his videos and a lot of them are good. However, he does seem like the most pretentious person I've ever seen on youtube. Here is his newest video
3  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / would you rather have congress or the supreme court on: April 10, 2016, 09:40:12 pm
if an R wins in 2016 - the dems probably win congress in 2018, pick up governorships, some state legislatures and are in a position to draw the lines in 2021 (or at least a court map)

if a D wins in 2016 - they can get a sc justice in - but beyond that are absolutely fukced downballot.
4  General Politics / Individual Politics / am i the only Trump supporter here? on: April 08, 2016, 09:42:01 am
it seems all political message boards - whether dem leaning or republican leaning hate Trump. Maybe its self-selection since trump supporters aren't particularly ideological.
5  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Rank the Trump children on: April 07, 2016, 05:20:03 pm
troll 10/10
6  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Trump's younger daughter on: April 07, 2016, 04:33:50 pm
Isn't she the daughter that Donald Trump supposedly wants to bang?

that's his older daughter he said that about
7  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Trump's younger daughter on: April 07, 2016, 02:41:05 pm
is there a backstory on this? It seems like it was his only kid who was noncustodial and that she lives in LA with her mother. Considering Trump had all the leverage and power in his second marriage, I would have thought he would have forced his second wife to live in the tri-state area as part of a joint custody thing.
8  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / opinion of thunderf00t on: April 05, 2016, 10:19:19 pm
I think he's one of the better vloggers on youtube and is pretty independent-minded (on one hand he's an atheist and left leaning, on the other he dislikes sarkeesian).
9  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / best keyboard player on: March 30, 2016, 12:19:25 am
10  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / were the Orange County republicans always far right? on: March 18, 2016, 03:48:58 pm
From what I know, that didn't really start until about 1952 when Orange County got its own congressional district and sent James Utt to congress, who was basically a john bircher, even though he never was out of the bircher closet. But one of California's senators at that time was Thomas Kuchel who was basically a Rockefeller republican and was from Anaheim. Keep in mind that there were only 200,000 or so people in the county in 1950 so we're definitely dealing with a numbers thing.

It could be possible that at the time, Orange County was more Ham n Eggs, Hiram Johnson type of zany politics that characterized the state before WWII and that the flood of people from all over the country is what turned the county into a John Birch stronghold by the 1965.
11  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / question about each decade on: March 17, 2016, 08:33:11 pm
was it frontloaded or backloaded?

I wasn't alive then but I think the 70s were frontloaded. The 70s started firing on all cylinders and then petered out. Like look at Led Zeppelin releasing a solid album almost every year and then after Presence ... nothing for three years and then followed up by the weak "In through the out door". Same thing with the eagles. A new album every year and then a three year hiatus before "The Long Run" which basically has no remnants of the sound that made them popular (the Take It Easy, Lying Eyes sound).

The 60s on the other hand or what people think of the 60s were probably more backloaded.

80s were probably evenly distributed but I see the most stereotypical 80s stuff in the late 80s (the obnoxious hairstyles, crack cocaine, the worst music etc).

90s were probably slightly frontloaded with grunge being the most popular from 91 to about 94.

50s were definitely backloaded - the Buddy Holly, Elvis, drive-in culture probably didn't take hold until about 1955 or 1956. The early part of the decade was more like the 40s with Perry Como and that type of music.
12  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: would guys like Roosh, Chateau Heartiste, Aaron Clarey etc on: March 04, 2016, 10:10:55 pm
I don't get is why he thinks that acting like a manipulative narcissist gets you chicks - I mean it will don't get me wrong but I'm the view that the only chicks you'll pick up are the bipolar/borderline bottom feeder ones with daddy issues.
13  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / the "prisoners vote for democrats" meme on: March 03, 2016, 11:33:49 am
is it really true or just half true? I mean I read a death row blog called MinutesBeforeSix and the guy on there (Thomas Whitaker) has said that he is the only white guy that he knows that would, if he could vote, go for Obama. Even if its true that prisoners would be democrats otherwise, couldn't it be a function that prisoners are heavily black and hispanic?
14  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: Westward migration: state of birth 1880 census on: February 28, 2016, 08:15:33 pm
obviously it explains why Indiana votes republican NOW  but it doesn't explain why it was republican decades ago, if most of the population was from Kentucky.
15  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / who invented dreampop on: February 28, 2016, 04:32:39 pm
to me - its one of my more favorite genres of music. I'd say that it was invented in the 70s though not one particular group. Lennon's Dream No 9 and Fleetwood Mac's Dreams (and Gypsies later on) also sound like one of the first dreampop songs. Anyone agree?
16  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / would guys like Roosh, Chateau Heartiste, Aaron Clarey etc on: February 10, 2016, 01:44:59 pm
exist if feminism didn't exist? My view is that despite there polar opposite views that someone like Andrea Dworkin and Roosh V are one in the same in that one wouldn't exist without the other. People like Roosh didn't exist in the supposedly more conservative 1950s and it seems that people like him only emerge in the context of a feminist-supporting society. Anyone agree?
17  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / southern Orange County on: February 03, 2016, 01:52:25 am
looking at a topographic map of southern California - there probably used to be a lot of open areas to build homes in such as in the LA Basin (running from Santa Monica all the way to Irvine) and in the Valleys to the north of that from Chatsworth to San Bernardino. In those areas it is pretty much all flat and relatively easy to build homes. In Orange County though, anything east of Irvine, it sounds like it would really be a pain in the ass to build homes in.

so the question I have is - why did developers want to start building homes in the 70s and 80s in that part of the county, when it seems to me that it would be harder to build homes there and there wouldn't be demand there like there would be in the LA Basin (Torrance, Anaheim etc).
18  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / which is more evil on: January 29, 2016, 12:36:59 am
someone who kills someone or someone who has somebody whacked? Obviously there is overlap and sometimes you find someone in the former more evil than the latter but I've tended to think that at least half the time, the person in category two is worse. The reason why is that in category 1, its not always planned but in category 2 it is planned and the fact they have someone else do something is sometimes indicative that they know right from wrong but don't care.
19  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: Why is Iowa a blue state? on: January 28, 2016, 06:45:57 pm
Iowa is one of the last states where the Jim Oberstar/Jerry Costello/Bart Stupak type democrat has a foothold.
20  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Presidential Election Trends / Re: When will Tennessee become competitive? on: January 23, 2016, 01:10:55 pm
at this point the best the democrats can do is to start voting in gop primaries to bar people like blackburn and others from running statewide. People like Corker or Haslam are the best the dems can probably hope for in TN.
21  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / is brother Dean mentally ill? on: January 14, 2016, 08:45:36 pm
or is he just trolling? I mean I support the men's movement but even I was offended by this guy for saying gutterally offensive things. Even though I'm agnostic, I doubt what he does is what a true Christian would do. For those that don't know about him, he's the University of Arizona guy who randomly starts calling girls whores in public spaces.
22  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: There were actually a lot of liberal Republicans on: January 09, 2016, 06:29:22 pm
I'm actually looking at old ADA and ACU scores to study that question. What I found is that both parties were (on average) about 30 yards away from there own ideological end zones in those days
23  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: question for IndyTx on: January 03, 2016, 04:44:20 pm
to reiterate what ebsy said - i think that building new loop roads is sort of the malthusian argument. By that I mean that the more you build, people will just consume more land which will negate any extra roads built or something along those lines
24  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / what generation of american are you? on: January 02, 2016, 05:59:05 pm
if you were born somewhere else - you are Generation 0
if you're parents were born somewhere else - you are first generation

My dad's family - 2nd Generation
Mom's father's family - 3rd Generation
Mom's Mother's family - 5th generation
25  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / question for IndyTx on: December 29, 2015, 05:44:14 pm
you live in the Houston area if I recall - what is the word on the street about the 99 loop? I've looked at a map of what it's supposed to look like and it looks like it might be the longest beltway in the world.

Is there any opposition from environmentalists and the like (to the extent there are any in TX) that it's going to promote further sprawl/air pollution etc?
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