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1  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Favorite poster who joined in 2003 on: Today at 01:05:05 am
Nym, Afleitch, and Ilikeverin.
2  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Your Three Fictional Characters? on: Today at 01:04:22 am
probably a mix of Carl from Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Andy Dwyer from Parks and Rec, and Holden Caulfield.

my life is a mess
3  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Hey, Santander: come and play! on: Today at 01:03:44 am
Whatever happened to waltermitty?
4  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: I AM IN THE HOME OF OPEBO on: September 23, 2016, 09:59:00 pm
who is opebo??? he your sock or something

mods plz ban
5  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: 15 year olds dude. on: September 23, 2016, 01:18:19 pm
Absolutely disgusting beyond words. Dude needs help.
6  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Have you ever liked Donald Trump? on: September 22, 2016, 09:42:28 pm
can't say I have
7  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Post your iSideWith results here! on: September 21, 2016, 06:28:54 pm
Jill Stein - 99%
Hillary Clinton - 93%
Gary Johnson - 59%
Donald Trump - 17%

Tim Kaine - 87%
Mike Pence - 6%

Green Party - 98%
Democratic Party - 93%
Socialist Party - 92%
Libertarian Party - 43%
Constitution Party - 11%
Republican Party - 4%
8  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Atlas Presidential Election Enthusiasm Poll on: September 21, 2016, 06:11:26 pm
Very unenthusiastic Clinton supporter.
9  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Have you donated to one of the presidential nominees yet? on: September 21, 2016, 06:10:53 pm
Nope. I came very close to donating to Jill Stein before she picked Ajamu Baraka. And then she picked Ajamu Baraka.
10  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Which Pokemon would taste the nicest? on: September 21, 2016, 06:09:03 pm
Kingler, because of its big meaty claws.

what did you say, punk?
11  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Which Pokemon would taste the nicest? on: September 21, 2016, 10:29:36 am
this thread is unholy
12  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Tulsa Police Shooting on: September 20, 2016, 10:57:58 pm
Note that the police department very quickly threw this officer under the bus. That's rare. The only other case I can think of like that was Walter Scott's killing in NC. That shows that they realize just how indefensible this one is.

And yet it speaks even greater volumes about similar killings (Philando Castile, Alton Sterling) where officers got zero reprimand.
13  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Atlas' favorite state - Runoff on: September 20, 2016, 06:24:26 pm
14  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Christie knew about GW Bridge lane closures on: September 19, 2016, 01:46:04 pm
Does he get a last meal for a regular prison sentence?
15  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Question for atlas democrats on: September 19, 2016, 01:44:28 pm
So I get the impression that many of you feel that people who disagree with you politically are either bigoted, stupid, uneducated, or evil.  I mean in general, not just in regards to Trump. What percentage of republicans are in your opinion normal people who just disagree with you about what is best for the country?

90%. But the fact that even ~10% of people who support a major party presidential nominee are

bigoted, stupid, uneducated, or evil

is concerning. This also applies to the stupid/uneducated folks that support Hillary who can't construct a better argument than "I read on Tumblr that Trump wants to personally behead every Muslim in the world, so he shouldn't be President" because fxck that shyt.

Liberals/leftists/progressives who oppose Trump under the guise of being more intelligent aren't doing so to belittle Trump supporters per se, they're trying to reinforce the notion that the country deserves better. I've met plenty of leftists who would have welcome John Kasich, Jon Huntsman, or even Marco Rubio as the nominee of the Republican Party because, while they may not agree with them, they're at least sane people who try to think rationally and don't try to "rally the troops" whenever a journalist says something mean about them.

I still believe that a vast majority of Trump supporters are either folks that I just plain disagree with, or are misguided in their conclusions to solving problems. I know plenty of Trump supporters (I live with two) who can construct logical arguments that I can at least understand why they feel the way they feel, even if I don't think it's the right way to feel. What I try to explain to them is that making Trump the figurehead for your movement is self-destructive, and will only do more damage to its image and legitimacy.

tl;dr, there's no problem with being a Trump supporter as far as I'm concerned, but the fact that so many of them are certifiable bigots says more about the state of the Republican Party and politics in America than it does about Trump himself.
16  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of the LA Lakers on: September 19, 2016, 01:36:40 pm
HT (Celtics fan)
17  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of the Green Bay Packers on: September 19, 2016, 01:34:47 pm
I'm indifferent. Sometimes I like them, sometimes I don't.
18  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Libtard or Lieberal? on: September 19, 2016, 10:24:06 am
Libtard always gets a chuckle from me when I hear it.
19  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Which of these doctors would you rather be Surgeon General? on: September 19, 2016, 10:22:20 am
Dr fuxking Dre
20  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Why don't today's high schoolers like any good music? on: September 19, 2016, 12:21:13 am
I love mewithoutyou
21  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Would you rather live in Palo Alto, CA or Camden, NJ? on: September 19, 2016, 12:19:20 am
Camden, provided that I can spend equal amounts of time in Philadelphia.
22  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: College students of Atlas, what classes are you taking this semester? on: September 18, 2016, 08:41:27 pm
technically I'm a second semester sophomore credit-wise, but it's the first semester of my second year

The Press and Society
Intro to State and Local Government
Public Administration
Popular Music
Hip Hop Culture
23  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Are you watching the World Cup of Hockey? on: September 18, 2016, 08:38:16 pm
my roommates are watching it, and I kind of pay attention.
24  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Patriotic FL SD isn't politically correct; no kneeling during national anthem on: September 18, 2016, 09:26:00 am
I don't understand the title? What's more politically correct than this?

Exactly. Apparently political correctness is only when liberals tell people not to say the n-word, not when conservatives literally force people to worship America.
25  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you stand for the Pledge of Allegiance/National Anthem? on: September 18, 2016, 09:23:50 am
I didn't stand for the pledge my last two years of high school. I stand for the national anthem at sporting events, but I typically just think to myself "let's get this over with." I'm not a huge fan of patriotism.
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