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25801  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Re: In 2008, Will It Be Mormon in America? on: May 31, 2005, 02:13:04 am
Reid vs. Romney, haha.

Anyways, I'm not sure if his losing would be much of a liability, just like Warner losing a 2006 Senate race might not be much of a liability. Both Lincoln and Nixon were losers before they became President (1858 IL Senate "race", 1962 CA governor).
25802  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Economic Systems (different version) on: May 31, 2005, 02:02:36 am
Obviously the best is anarchy, but if we could get at least laissez faire lite would e a great advance.
Roll Eyes
Bono advocates the abolution of buying and selling!

Obviously, only socialists support a paper currency.
25803  General Discussion / History / Re: Presidential Survivor (ROUND 37) on: May 31, 2005, 12:00:56 am
25804  General Discussion / History / Re: Presidential Survivor (ROUND 36) on: May 30, 2005, 11:07:02 pm
Insert comment comparing Opebo and President Cleveland here.
25805  General Discussion / History / Re: Presidential Survivor (ROUND 36) on: May 30, 2005, 11:03:50 pm
The non consecutive "who's the daddy" and "you married your (adopted) daughter" President is off.
25806  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: Super large House on: May 30, 2005, 10:39:59 pm
Exactly. Two[/b] candidates. The original text explicitly mentions that you can't cast your two votes for the same person, the amendment's text does not repeal or contradict that.
XIIth specifies that two "distinct" ballots be cast. The original specifies that two persons be named on one ballot.

I don't see any reason why they can't be for the same person, unless those are electors from that candidate's home state, in which case whatever relevant part of the constitution applies where they can't both be from their home state.
25807  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Are you happy with the state of your party? on: May 30, 2005, 10:28:51 pm
Not happy at all. We need to get back to our populist roots. We are no longer the party of the working class, and the American people know it. We've sold them out.

0 Republicans and 25 Democrats voted against the bankruptcy bill in the Senate. That's a bare majority of the Democrats, which is pathetic, but still much better than the Republicans.
25808  General Discussion / History / Re: Immunity Challenge for Round 37 on: May 30, 2005, 10:27:14 pm
25809  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: Super large House on: May 30, 2005, 10:11:53 pm
The oriiginal states no longer had the power to make an amendment become law by 1939, as it requires a 3/4ths vote of the states at the time of ratification. Otherwise, the titles of nobility amendment would have become law in 1819. Sure they could have ratified it, but by that time it needed 36 of the 48 states.

Some other states have ratified amendments long after they became law. First instance, in 1995 Mississippi recently ratified the anti-slavery (the real 13th) amendment.

25810  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Re: Brownback's Plans for 2008 on: May 30, 2005, 09:16:18 pm
He's got a damn good change at winning the primary. He's in bed with the Christian right, has threatened to fillibuster the stem cell legilsation, lives in a tax exempt "church", and is pretty stupid. Those are all pluses for the Republican nomination.. This idiot could easily be elected President.
25811  Questions and Answers / Presidential Election Process / Re: Important Question on: May 30, 2005, 09:09:20 pm
Can you not register at the polls? Or is that not something you can do in the U.S.?

So many restrictions... In Canada, you only have to be 18 and over and a citizen to vote. (providing you are not the chief electoral officer or his deputy)

Republicans like barriers to voting. Some midwest states have same day registration. The rules are better than they used to, every state has to accept registrations 30 days before.
25812  Questions and Answers / Presidential Election Process / Re: What if terrorists detonate a nuke in DC... on: May 30, 2005, 09:06:52 pm

If two-thirds of the Senate is killed, can the other third still meet quorum?

Quorum is a majority of living Senators.
25813  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: If the two parties switched positions on every issue... on: May 30, 2005, 09:04:35 pm
CARLHAYDEN, htmldon, possibly Richius (he's extremely partisan).
I thought Richius is conservative.

I think WalterMitty and bullmoose might stay in the Republican Party. SamSpade would stay in the Democratic Party.

Bullmoose, SamSpade, and CarlHayden would stay put. WalterMitty might switch. Richius would definitely switch.
25814  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Democrats Only on: May 30, 2005, 09:03:02 pm
Hell no. I'm not voting for some bigotted warmongers just because they're not so hard right on economic issues. 1 out of 3 doesn't cut it.
25815  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Atlas Survivor- Round XXXVIII on: May 30, 2005, 08:56:52 pm
Sam Spade
25816  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: French referendum: analysis and consequences on: May 30, 2005, 08:40:23 pm
Big mistake by the French.
25817  Questions and Answers / Presidential Election Process / Re: What if terrorists detonate a nuke in DC... on: May 30, 2005, 08:35:23 pm
They have one cabinent member out of town for the State of the Union speech.
25818  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Help on: May 30, 2005, 08:19:47 pm
25819  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Deportation? on: May 30, 2005, 07:18:52 pm

It it was for mangling/manufacturiung the facts when the post, it would be Moldie, JFRAUD, and Shira, but not necessarily in that order.

How about them 940 heads and 60 tails?
25820  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Democrats Only on: May 30, 2005, 07:05:05 pm

What do you mean by "continue to push to the left" on economic issues? The Republicans under GWB have just continued to move even further right. Look at the tax cuts in 2001 and 2003, and the repeal of the estate tax. And Bush want to privatize social security, cut funding to most non-defense government programs, and give huge windfalls to business through things like his energy bill and tort reform. How has there been any movement to the left by the GOP on economic issues?

If the GOP actually did inexplicable move left economically, I would probably vote for whichever party supported higher taxes on the wealthy.

No kidding, the GOP is clearly trying to bankrupt the federal government. You can't have any social programs if the federal government is broke.
25821  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: McCain accepts VP Slot w/ Kerry... on: May 30, 2005, 06:17:50 pm
McCain rejected an offer to be Bush's running mate in 2000, not Kerry's in 2004.
25822  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: The best Representative. ROUND TWO. Bracket 2. on: May 30, 2005, 05:42:26 pm
1. Jim Nussle (R-IA)
2. Mark Udall (D-CO)
3. Lynn Woolsey (D-CA)
4. James Clyburn (D-SC)
5. Tim Holden (D-PA)
6. Louise M Slaughter (D-NY)
7. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA)
8. Eliot Engel (D-NY)
9. Tim Bishop (D-NY)
10. Barney Frank (D-MA)
11. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX)
12. Christopher Shays (R-CT)
13. Brad Sherman (D-CA)
14. Rick Larsen (D-WA)
15. Henry Waxman (D-CA)
16. Mike Doyle (D-PA)
25823  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: America's Best President (Round 1: Bracket 1) on: May 30, 2005, 05:22:54 pm
1. George Washington
2. James Madison
3. James Monroe
4. Thomas Jefferson
5. John Adams
25824  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Least partisan poster without green avatar on: May 30, 2005, 05:00:29 pm
Carlhayden, It honestly took me forever to figure out which party he was in
Gabu and Mitty are good choices as well

No, CarlHayden is an ultra-partisan Republican without the avatar. He thinks that the WA Republican secretary of state stole the election for the Democrats.
25825  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: John McCain vs. John Kerry, 2008 on: May 30, 2005, 02:36:30 pm
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