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25801  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Would you rather live in a city with no strip clubs or no private schools? on: May 07, 2005, 06:52:43 pm
I'm a bit confused by the poll. It seems to imply that strip clubs and private schools are opposites. Many people don't require either in their consideration for a move, so how should they answer the poll?

Many communities have both private schools and strip clubs. No community may create zoning regulations to completely bar adult entertainment such as strip clubs. Communities can place reasonable restrictions to insure their separation from places where children may be, but those restrictions must still provide that adult uses have permitted locations within the community.

Define "community".
25802  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: which of these president pro tems of the senate... on: May 07, 2005, 06:51:02 pm
The 100 year old guy
25803  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Does Bush have any goals regarding North Korea policy whatsoever? on: May 07, 2005, 06:46:11 pm
Obviously the Baltic countries have a better government than Russia, but yet again, Bush's foreign policy seems pretty dumb.
25804  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: If Bush were Killed on: May 07, 2005, 05:52:50 pm
No, what would make me happy is if he was impeached and convicted and thrown in jail.
25805  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Re: Democrats: Which Republicans are you most worried about? on: May 07, 2005, 05:34:46 pm
Yeah, having 2004 be the big push for gay marriage wasn't exactly the brightest idea. All of that stuff should have waited until after the election.

Though personally I'm against any sort of judicial activism on this issue.

Obviously Gavin Newsome and the MA Supreme Court weren't part of the Kerry campaign. Ironically the DLC tried to claim Newsome as one of their members.
25806  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: What makes this happen in a presidential election? on: May 07, 2005, 05:19:14 pm
Nothing. Maybe something outlandish if you lowered the Democratic numbers in the north-east.
25807  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: THE BEST SENATOR (Round 3) on: May 07, 2005, 05:04:43 pm
Group 1:  Obama, Baucus
Group 2: Cantwell, Salazar
Group 3: Kerry, Biden
Group 4: Bayh, Snowe
Group 5: Reid, Ben Nelson
Group 6: Martinez, Landrieu
Group 7: Lincoln, Akaka
Group 8: Lieberman, Jeffords

25808  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Constitutional Amendment to Right to Bear Arms on: May 07, 2005, 04:50:44 pm
Personally, as nothing but a mere citizen, I'd like to propose to the honorable senator from the Southeast the following wording:

"Each individual has the inherent Right of owning, using, and carrying firearms, or arms of any other description that are capable of killing less than 100 people at one time with one instantaneous initiation of that weapon. Any weapon more effective than that is not permitted to be in the possession of any individual under this constitution, including individuals operating in a governmental capacity, so that the life, liberty and property of all individuals within the territorial jurisdiction of this constitution and other jurisdictions may be realistically and effectively protected. Items capable of killing more than 100 people at one time with one instantaneous initiation of the item must not be designed for use as weaponry."

I look forward to the banning of gasoline.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daegu_subway_fire
25809  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Democrats: Which Republicans are you most worried about? on: May 07, 2005, 04:37:49 pm
I'm most worried about the wingnuts, and not the moderates (best example of a moderate is Guilani), for the following reasons

1. Wingnuts will easily win the primary
2. Wingnuts inspire the base to come out and vote, just like they did for Bush.
3. If the Republicans run to the center, it'll look like the left's positions are better than the right's, so it will encourage America to finally start moving to the left.
4. Guilani isn't going to do well in the south in a general election. Moveon might be able to help things by endorsing him.
5. A moderate Republican is far better than a wingnut Republican.
25810  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Ultra liberals continue to call bush a liar. What do they want to achieve? on: May 07, 2005, 04:22:08 pm
You stop one attack, and lob cruise missles when the others are successful.  A hell of alot of good blowing up a drug factory did, and good job on wasting a couple hundred million dollars worth of cruise missles in 1998. Nothing Clinton did prevented terrorism, it just reacted to terrorism and as soon as they finished reacting, they went back to sleep on it. Why wasn't 1998 the last time we were attacked? Because Clinton decided to lob cruise missles instead of solving the problem.

The Republicans said that OBL was irrelevant and that he was launching missiles to distract America from the pressing national security issue of a blow job.

It's your ing parties fault that Clinton wasn't able to go after Al Qaeda more. Quit blaming Clinton.
25811  General Discussion / History / Re: Presidential Survivor (ROUND 14) on: May 07, 2005, 04:16:37 pm
Less than one term:
William H. Harrison
John Tyler
Zachary Taylor
Millard Fillmore
Andrew Johnson
James Garfield
Chester Arthur
Warren Harding
John F. Kennedy
Gerald Ford

Exactly one term:
John Adams
John Quincy Adams
Martin Van Buren
James K. Polk
Franklin Pierce
James Buchanan
Rutherford B. Hayes
Benjaman Harrison
William H. Taft
Herbert Hoover
Jimmy Carter
George H. W. Bush

Between one and two terms:
Abraham Lincoln
William McKinley
Theodore Roosevelt
Calvin Coolidge
Harry Truman
Lyndon B. Johnson
Richard Nixon
George W. Bush

A full two terms:
George Washington
Thomas Jefferson
James Madison
James Monroe
Andrew Jackson
Ulysses S. Grant
Grover Cleveland
Woodrow Wilson
Franklin D. Roosevelt (more)
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Ronald Reagan
Bill Clinton


25812  General Discussion / History / Re: Presidential Survivor Discussion on: May 07, 2005, 03:57:19 pm
they must not under any circumstances list any 20th or early 21 century presidents (from Theodore Roosevelt to George W. Bush) until those presidents from the preceding centuries had already been dealt with.
Wouldn't that effectively be equivalent to just eliminating all the 19th century presidents, and leaving only the 20th century presidents to be voted on?

Hey, at least Carter won't be eliminated by partisans in the first round.
25813  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Ultra liberals continue to call bush a liar. What do they want to achieve? on: May 07, 2005, 03:51:15 pm
They don't care about our security or future

Iraq made us less secure. Ignoring the 8/06/01 memo made us less secure. Kerry would have made us more secure.

Why would Kerry, or Gore if we want to talk about 9/11, make any different decisions. Why would Gore pay attention to a memo, when the administration he was a member us, and what he based his campaign around, ignored attack after attack. The 1993 WTC bombing should've told Clinton to act, he ignored it. The 1998 embassy bombings should've told Clinton to act, he didn't. The 2000 USS Cole bombing should've told him to act, he didn't.

1996 anti-terrorism bill. Look it up. It's a watered down version of what Clinton wanted Congress to pass.

Ever heard of the LA airport bombing? Nope. Well maybe that's because it was sucessfully stopped during the Clinton adminstration.
25814  Election Archive / 2004 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Thing you hate about the Libertarians the most on: May 07, 2005, 03:49:52 pm
Here's something usefull the Libertarian party could do: run a candidate against every uncontested Republican in Congress. They might win one of those.
25815  Election Archive / 2004 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Thing you hate about the Libertarians the most on: May 07, 2005, 03:43:50 pm
Funding is one of the least of the Libertarians problems. 
The biggest problem with the Libertarians is that they are completely self-delusional.  They think that everyone would ultimately agree with them if they just heard their message, and every year, they think the next election will be the one where the finally "break out". 

It's not going to happen.  They should have had a perfect chance in 2004, with the Republicans running on an overtly moralist, intrusive-government platform.  What do the libertarians do?  They nominate a candidate with no political experience who brags about how he drives without a license and never files income tax. 

Yet still they believe he's the one.  There were several libertarians on this board that claimed that Badnarik would win 5% in many states states, and a couple that genuinely believed he would win states.  Yet the Libertarians managed their worst result ever, failing to get close to 1% in a single state.

If the Libertarians were really serious about one day becoming politically relevant, they wouldn't nominate some wacko in every district who is destined to poll 0.5%.  Seeing that result across the board just reinforces their joke status.  If they were serious, they would give real funding and support to a few candidates in a few local races, concentrated in a single state, where they could actually be competitive.   

Look at the Vermont Progressive Party.  Get a single Congressman, even a couple state legislators somewhere.  Don't bother running nobodies for President until you've proven you have actually appeal in a well-funded race.

No kidding, a sudden strong third party needs one of the following:

massive splinter of existing parties: 1860
established candidate running: 1912
two really crappy 2 party choices: 1924 (didn't come close to winning)
self funding billionaire: 1992 (didn't come close to winning)

Those tend to be pretty rare.
25816  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Presidential Election Trends / Re: Mississippi/Alabama on: May 07, 2005, 03:35:13 pm

If you made the south the confederacy+ Missouri, Kentucky, and West Virginia, I'd say -.5.  It would be close.  Yet, I'd say the social score would be about +3.  When I say populist, I don't mean nessicarily just economically left, socially right, yet anti-elistist, pro-family values, and common-sense.

Blah blah blah, they hate those hypothetical "liberal elite latte liberals" who are designed to distract them from the curropt right-wingers who control this country and are ing over the poor.  What a bunch of morons.
25817  General Discussion / History / Re: Presidential Survivor (ROUND 14) on: May 07, 2005, 03:31:35 pm
But there are more than Dems and Reps on this board. All the rest of us would be wild cards.

You can force people into 2 catagories with the question "Bush or Kerry?"
25818  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Ultra liberals continue to call bush a liar. What do they want to achieve? on: May 07, 2005, 03:29:35 pm
Many liberals would rather see America lose than see Bush win.  That is the bottom line.  They don't care about our security or future; hatred of the president comes first.

It's nice to see you post something sensible, MissCatholic.

And many conservatives would rather see America lose than Bush lose.

The war may have been justified on humanitarian grounds.   Though doing the right thing for the wrong reasons isn't a free pass.  If anyone had actually paid attention at the time, they would have noted that the CIA didn't think that he had WMD's, but admited it was feasable.

Meanwhile, genocide continues in the Sudan while we do nothing.  Will we wait until fifteen years after the fact (like we did in Iraq - you do realize that Saddam gassing the Kurds happened in the mid-80's, don't you?).

And still, the right hamstrings our millitary by overrelying on reserves - who are being used as cannon fodder by the neo-cons who care more about doing war on the cheap (and thus freeing up monies for pork like SDI and mininukes), rather than increasing recruitment for the regular army.

That's the paradox though.  Modern liberals, for the most part, care about our troops but question the rationale given for the war.  Modern conservatives have little but contempt for our troops, giving them little more than lip service and photo ops while shorting them on armor and recalling them for multiple tours after they have already met their obligation.

Or the Congo War, 3 million dead, the deadliest war since World War II.
25819  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: State Senator Voluntarily Gives Up Health Insurance on: May 07, 2005, 03:01:23 pm
Good for him, too bad more couldn't follow his example.

The full article mentions that he's a Democrat, but it was obvious.

Yep, "tax and spend" Feingold always votes against his pay raises.
25820  General Discussion / History / Re: Dems Only- Stickin' together on: May 07, 2005, 02:58:50 pm
The problem is there's more Republicans. If you assume the parties kind of started aligning the modern way in 1908, after this round (where I assume FDR will be voted off), 4 out of 7 modern Democrats will be voted off, and 1 of 10 modern Republicans. I've never met a Harding fan anyways. Admittedly, Eisenhower is a bit of a RINO.
25821  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Re: who will president bush support in 08? on: May 07, 2005, 02:53:45 pm
i suppose he will have to remain publically neutral during the primaries.  however, im sure he will support a candidate behind the scenes.

any chance he may encourage cheney to run?

Why would he remain neutral? He's supported plenty of people in various primaries. Maybe he'll lend early support to some fellow wingnut like Allen, Brownback, Frist, or his brother.
25822  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Ultra liberals continue to call bush a liar. What do they want to achieve? on: May 07, 2005, 02:42:49 pm
They don't care about our security or future

Iraq made us less secure. Ignoring the 8/06/01 memo made us less secure. Kerry would have made us more secure.
25823  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Ultra liberals continue to call bush a liar. What do they want to achieve? on: May 07, 2005, 02:41:02 pm
What's wrong with pointing out the obvious?
25824  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Presidential Election Trends / Re: poll: The 'Kerry' states in 2012 on: May 07, 2005, 02:23:40 pm
1-6. CA and NY may both be borderline on gaining/losing 1 or 2 seats.
25825  General Discussion / History / Re: Dems Only- Stickin' together on: May 07, 2005, 02:10:42 pm
Carter is indefensible.  A complete slam-dunk for the bottom five.

LBJ was a reaction to Democrats rallying against Bush.  I had voted Nixon the round before and was going to vote Nixon again until the Democrats went after Bush.

If Carter is bottom 5, Bush is definitely bottom 5.
FDR is the best President we ever had, and you partisans are about to vote him off?
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