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25801  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Atlas Survivor- Round XXX on: May 22, 2005, 09:37:59 pm
dazzleman
25802  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Last time your state's margin was over 20% on: May 22, 2005, 09:21:23 pm
2004: VT, MT, IN, RI, SD, TX, MA, KS, AK, AL, ND, OK, NE, ID, WY, UT, DC (17)
2000: NY (1)
1996: ME, HI (2)
1992: (0)
1988: GA, VA, MS, NV, AZ, FL, SC, NH (Cool
1984: MO, NM, KY, NJ, CT, AR, LA, NC, CO (9)
1980: (0)
1976: (0)
1972: DE, OH, MD, WV, TN (5)
1968: (0)
1964: IA, WI, WA, OR, MN, PA, MI (7)

CA last in 1936
IL last in 1924

25803  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: Post random maps here on: May 22, 2005, 04:35:47 pm


Harry runs against George W. Bush. Harry is hut greatly by his lack of experience, but he gets a boost when Bush declares that he wishes that California would fall into the ocean.
25804  General Discussion / History / Re: Presidential Survivor (ROUND 28) on: May 22, 2005, 04:26:33 pm
Why the hell are people voting for Truman?!

Because they don't have any other Democrats left to eliminate.

JFK is still around.

Cleveland, Truman, and Kennedy is hardly a huge crowd for the 177 years of the Democratic party.
25805  General Discussion / History / Re: Presidential Survivor (ROUND 28) on: May 22, 2005, 03:43:44 pm
Why the hell are people voting for Truman?!

Because they don't have any other Democrats left to eliminate.
25806  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Re: Warner, Hillary v. Allen on: May 22, 2005, 03:37:12 pm
Warner wouldn't win Arkansas and lose Virginia.
25807  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: who is worse (the virginia edition) on: May 22, 2005, 03:35:50 pm
In 1996, Warner beat Warner.
25808  General Discussion / History / Re: Presidential Survivor (ROUND 28) on: May 22, 2005, 03:29:59 pm
Might as well pile on.

Hoover
25809  General Discussion / History / Re: Rate James K. Polk as president on: May 21, 2005, 09:25:24 pm
Only President to make all his campaign promises a reality.

5

That's not true. Did George Washington make any campaign promises? There you go.
25810  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: What would be the Freedom House scores of a country ran by me? on: May 21, 2005, 09:20:45 pm
something like a 5 on economic freedom,2 or 3 on political freedom?

They don't rank "economic freedom".
25811  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Atlas Survivor- Round XXIX on: May 21, 2005, 09:10:22 pm
dazzleman
25812  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: New Southeast Governor's Thread! on: May 21, 2005, 06:59:51 pm
I hate cranky right-wingers from Dixie welfare states demanding that the federal government do whatever they want.
25813  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: Post random maps here on: May 21, 2005, 06:34:07 pm


Rep: 277
Dem: 254

1932 election, with the stock market crash occuring starting that Monday.
25814  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Re: Does Frist have any chance of winning the GOP nomination? on: May 21, 2005, 06:14:03 pm
It all depends on whether the Senate goes nuclear.
25815  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Re: Warner or Hillary v. Frist on: May 21, 2005, 06:12:17 pm
If the Senate goes nuclear, Frist will easily win the Republican nomination, but hopefully enough moderates will be turned off to kill him in the general election.

If the Senate doesn't go nuclear, Frist won't even be able to win the nomination.
25816  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: State your economic, social, environmental, and foreign policy here on: May 21, 2005, 05:20:48 pm
I'll do it like the political compass

Social: -1

Economic: -4

Environment: -4

Foreign: +2 or 3


What the hell does liberal/conservative on the foreign policy axis mean? Liberals are more concerned about stopping terrorism than conservatives.

....so says posters that believe john kerry actually won ohio.

If Bush was any good at fighting terrorism, he would have read that 8/06/01 memo a little more carefully, and not let Iraq distract him from finding Osama.
25817  General Discussion / History / Re: Presidential Survivor: Sweet 16 (7 question poll) on: May 21, 2005, 05:14:18 pm
1. Hoover
2. FDR
3. Lots of them
4. Coolidge
5. Eisenhower
6. Teddy Roosevelt or Eisenhower
7. Not sure
25818  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: State your economic, social, environmental, and foreign policy here on: May 21, 2005, 05:04:22 pm
I'll do it like the political compass

Social: -1

Economic: -4

Environment: -4

Foreign: +2 or 3


What the hell does liberal/conservative on the foreign policy axis mean? Liberals are more concerned about stopping terrorism than conservatives.
25819  General Discussion / History / Re: How do you vote on Presidential Survivor? on: May 21, 2005, 04:35:52 pm
My initial strategy was to vote off the most inconsequential presidents first, and leave the more modern presidents alone.  My only early exception to this was Carter, who was singularly bad.

I hoped to have a battle of the titans near the end.  I also wanted first to vote off presidents for whom we had historical perspective, and save until the end those for whom we did not have historical perspective yet (Bush, Clinton).  That is why I had no inclination to go after Clinton despite my general distaste for him.

The only reason I changed my strategy, and started voting for some of the bigger fish like FDR (whom I like in many ways), LBJ and even Clinton was because certain Democrats started early on a myopic and blindly partisan quest to get rid of George W. Bush at all costs.  They did get him off, but paid a heavy price -- LBJ, FDR and ultimately Clinton, all of whom would have survived a lot longer, and one of whom may have won, had they not been so hellbent on removing Bush.  It's funny how much the game mirrors real life.

With the Democrats on the attack, my strategy shifted to figuring out a president around which to coalesce in order to defend the president they were attacking.  I know it would have come to that sooner or later, but I think it was a mistake to introduce ugly myopic partisanship over historical perspective so early in the game.

Typical Republicans, blame everything on the Democrats.
25820  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: State your economic, social, environmental, and foreign policy here on: May 21, 2005, 04:24:55 pm
Economic:

-I am strongly opposed to all forms of affirmative action.

-I support the elimination of needless money-hogging wastes in the government such as the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Education.

-Generally in favor of unions, though they can get out of hand.

-I am a strong supporter of school vouchers.

-I support a special tax on corporations that outsource their employees to foreign countries.

Environmental:

-I oppose drilling in ANWR, and would support signing the Kyoto Treaty.

Social policy:

-Strongly against abortion in all cases (except possibly in cases where the mother's life is in danger), as well as human cloning and embryo experimentation.  I believe life begins at conception and that every human is entitled to a right to live, no matter what the quality of their life may be.

-I am against the death penalty in all cases, no matter what the crime.

-I support an unrestricted right to bear arms.  This also includes an unrestricted right to buy and use fireworks at any time of the year.

-I oppose organized prayer in public schools, but I don't have a problem with and encourage voluntary Bible study groups, 'see you at the pole' prayer groups, etc.  I oppose removing "In God We Trust" from money; I do not support removing "Under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance, but I oppose its mandatory recitation in schools.

-I am generally undecided on gay rights.  I do not believe homosexuality is normal or even fully moral, but I certainly don't think it's a disease or mental disorder.  I am undecided on gay adoptions but lean towards oppose.  I would prefer that the government not have anything to do with marriage at all, and would prefer civil unions granted for all homosexual and heterosexual couples.

-I believe everyone should have the right to vote.  Even felons.

-Fully opposed to censorship on television, censorship or suppression of video games, etc.

-Support full decriminalization of marijuana, cocaine, heroin, and other drugs.

-Oppose decriminalization of prostitution.

-Undecided on gambling, but lean towards supporting its legalization.

-Undecided on immigration.

Foreign policy:

-Originally and still somewhat opposed to the War in Iraq, but I am pleased that Saddam Hussein has been removed in power and I support the rebuilding of the nation.

-Support chemical and nuclear weapon bans and such.  Generally a foreign policy dove.


And now for that question that some members have spent months agonizing over -- am I more conservative, or more liberal? Cheesy

Just barely more liberal.
25821  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Atlas Survivor- Round XXVIII on: May 21, 2005, 05:41:40 am
dazzleman
25822  General Discussion / History / Re: Presidential Survivor (ROUND 27) on: May 21, 2005, 05:38:46 am
So many sh**tty Presidents left. There's barely any Democrats, the Republicans will take out the last couple soon.

I vote for Hoover.
25823  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Presidential Election Trends / Re: Presidential election maps relative to the national margin on: May 20, 2005, 04:23:13 pm
If Kerry had very narrowly lost the popular vote, he would have gotten 284 eletoral votes.
25824  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: smartest posters (redux) on: May 20, 2005, 02:16:27 am

If I'm reading my normal distribution table right, it looks like 4.7 SDs (IQ 170 if SD=15) is about 1 in 1 million (just slightly more).  But I haven't done any real statistics in years, so I could be forgetting something totally.

Yes, if it was both exactly normal and had a SD of 15, the probability of a 170 or higher would be 1.5 in a million.
25825  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Poster with the biggest ego? on: May 20, 2005, 01:43:22 am
This thread is teh ruined Sad

Sorry
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