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7701  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Presidential Debate on: June 18, 2012, 09:23:00 pm
We need an impartial moderator.
7702  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: The latest in the "Mitt Romney is amazingly rich" saga on: June 18, 2012, 08:47:40 pm
Most rich Wall Streeters and Ivy Leaguers are Democrats, so Romney is seen as a traitor to his class.

Speaking of Wall Streeters, I saw on one of the financial news channels recently a Wall Streeter who said the reason Obama in 2008 got so much Wall Street money was the hate and fear Wall Street had for Sarah Palin.  These people are not stupid, so they could not be distracted by the MSM themes about Palin's pregnant daughter or $150,000 wardrobe.  No, they read up on how Palin as Alaska Governor instituted strict government ethics laws and pounded Big Oil on taxes and the natural gas pipeline.

Most "Wall Streeters" are Republicans, through and through.

Election results from Manhattan would seem to belie that statement.

And my father, and all his friends, and so on.
7703  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: If the last three posters were running for POTUS who would you vote for and why? on: June 18, 2012, 08:37:38 pm
Jones
7704  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Poll for Mideast Citizens: Lt. Governor on: June 18, 2012, 08:19:08 pm
If you elect all of your regional legislators at the same time, you could consider the Northeast's solution to the electoral competitiveness problem: Grant the title of Lieutenant Governor to the legislator receiving the most votes in the prior election.

This doesn't work well if you have a large set of responsibilities and powers in mind, but if you're most interested in having someone to take the Governor's place in case of absence or resignation, it's an effective way of dealing with the situation.
The Speaker assumes Governorship if the Governor resigns or disappears, so that's already taken care of.

Then you have no Speaker.
7705  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: NE1: Sidewalk Proliferation and Pedestrian Encouragement Act on: June 18, 2012, 08:06:51 pm
We could also build a new capital designed on the principles of New Urbanism.

Strongly support.
7706  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: ScottSurveys Updates Thread on: June 18, 2012, 06:53:17 pm
It is strange that both Clarence's and Oakvale's running mates did not show up to vote in the regional elections. Shout out to Clarence and Tweed for doing their part.

 
I think that turnout was roughly close to what it usually is for local elections here.

The special election to replace wormyguy had better turn out.
7707  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: NE1: Sidewalk Proliferation and Pedestrian Encouragement Act on: June 18, 2012, 06:51:49 pm
This is a better approach than banning automobiles. Wink
7708  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: ScottSurveys Updates Thread on: June 18, 2012, 06:49:27 pm
I wonder: Were those the same four people?

Anyway, it's a bit sad that the actual election only attracted two more voters than your poll did. Any idea why turnout was so low?

Jerseyrules did not campaign. There wasn't much reason for either side to get out the vote.
7709  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Jbrase, Imperial Bloc member for IDS Legislature on: June 18, 2012, 03:56:26 pm
Congratulations! Dominating!
7710  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: Northeast Election June 2012 on: June 18, 2012, 03:18:50 pm
Alrighty, official results.

Nix defeats Jerseyrules 12-4.

Simfan is elected to the Assembly with 5 votes and will be Lieutenant Governor.
Alfred Jones is elected with 4 votes.
PyroFox is elected with 3 votes.
Winfield is elected with 3 votes.
Mondale is elected with 2 votes.

I, Governor Napoleon, certify these results officially.

7711  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Office of Former Assemblyman Jerseyrules on: June 18, 2012, 09:29:43 am
Alright guys, seeing as I've lost every gubernatorial election for a while here, (Wink) I'm announcing my move to the Mideast.  As the northeast is quite hostile to my conservative brand of libertarianism, I feel that the Mideast would give me a better chance of having my values heard.  This is not the end, but a new beginning, my friends.

Don't do that, you didn't debate early wnough. Try to run for the Assembly. Smiley
7712  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: Northeast Election June 2012 on: June 18, 2012, 08:29:03 am
Haha wow you're right so Simfan, congrats, you're LG, sorry everyone!
7713  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Adam Griffin for IDS Legislature Campaign HQ - Chattanooga, TN on: June 18, 2012, 02:37:47 am
Wow congratulations! Smiley
7714  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Redalgo's Rural Mountain Lair on: June 18, 2012, 01:52:10 am
This is one of the coolest campaigns I have seen so far. Grin
7715  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: Office of Governor Napoleon on: June 18, 2012, 01:05:28 am
The Governor will be waiting to reach a decision for this bill.

I agree with the Speaker about our fiscal situation. I would prefer not to divert these funds away. I understand Representatives concerns about the social cost of gambling though I have not formed a very strong opinion either way. If I sign this bill, it will be conditional on a future amendment creating a new tax to fund these programs instead of moving around funds already dedicated to other programs and needs.

So, let us have fun during this lame duck session. Convince me.
7716  Forum Community / Forum Community / Which of these substances do you have a negative opinion of? on: June 18, 2012, 12:48:45 am
This is for fun.
7717  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: Northeast Election June 2012 on: June 18, 2012, 12:15:38 am
Speaker Averroes Nix is elected Governor. PyroFox, Winfield, Alfred Jones, and Simfan are reelected to the Assembly, joined by newly elected Mondale84.

I broke the tie for Lieutenant Governor between Alfred Jones and Simfan, with four votes each, by counting the second preferences of the other candidates. This is my interpretation of "receiving the most votes". Alfred Jones will be Lieutenant Governor, and open the new legislative session on Thursday.

Congratulations to the winning candidates and thank you for voting. It has truly been a pleasure to serve as your Governor.

P.S. See, even with only five Assembly candidates, I designed this constitution to still give us a possibility for a competitive election!
7718  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: The Mittbot braves the deli wars and meets the Sandwich Computer in Pennsylvania on: June 17, 2012, 11:55:03 pm
I feel bad that these candidates are expected to shovel all this unhealthy food down their throats while running for the most stressful job in the world. Its like we're trying to give them heart attacks or something.

It can't be that stressful. Bush took the entire month of August 2001 off, and ignored all the memos titled "Bin Laden determined to strike in the US".

Really stretching to work that in, aren't we?  Candidates.

Read the bolded clause. Besides, isn't he half-joking?
7719  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Euro 2012 tipping competition on: June 17, 2012, 09:37:45 pm
I hope Translation is right.

KeystonePhil Sports-Politics curse!
7720  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Michael A. Naso Institute of Comedy on: June 17, 2012, 09:24:30 pm
Reminds me of Bush Senior being impressed with the check-out counter scanners back in ancient times.  Men who have never had to buy anything for themselves.

That's an urban myth.

So?
7721  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Good Post Gallery on: June 17, 2012, 04:33:29 pm
While a forum where a good 30% of the members have never so much as kissed a girl and need The Professor to give them dating tips might not be the obvious place to look for help on this, but Lief's advice is more or less the way to go, yeah.

Remember, if you do follow Lief's advice and dump your current girlfriend, there'll be some people who say it's wrong, or even cowardly to do so and then avoid confrontation. That's not true at all - there's nothing wrong with running away from your problems as long as they don't catch up to you. Wink

PS: It's not a lie if you believe it.




7722  Election Archive / 2012 Gubernatorial Election Polls / Re: NC: Public Policy Polling: McCrory by 7 on: June 17, 2012, 04:19:31 pm
Well, I guess rural whites voted Democrat more often back then.

Or black turnout in 2008 was exceptionally high (the correct answer).
7723  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: NY-Quinnipiac: Gov. Cuomo (D) sets post 9/11 approval ratings record on: June 17, 2012, 04:17:54 pm
NY Jew is in denial that most Jews are Democrats.

The first four words in that sentence would suffice. Wink
7724  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Democrats need to stop teasing us with universal healthcare on: June 17, 2012, 02:34:23 pm
Anyway, my point is that Phips would have been right in 1853 and is probably right now. The Whigs never did get more than a tease of abolition, the party collapsed under its own weight because of the issue. The political process never did allow abolition, it took war and secession, something you wont get over health care. The Democrats squandered a great opportunity in 2009 and the watery Obamacare is probably the best we can get. Thank people like Joe Lieberman and Diane Feinstein.

Squishy Democrats like that exist because of other voters of your stripe.

Lol what is that supposed to mean?
7725  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Office of Northeast Governor Napoleon (Hartford) on: June 17, 2012, 02:32:27 pm
Happy Father's Day! Now vote, its the last day!!
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