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1  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The words of wisdom/lessons for life thread on: April 22, 2014, 08:35:45 pm
I can't deliver any universal advice that will encompass your life, I can only deliver that which I know from my limited experience. In terms of relevance to myself and those around my age:
-Don't mix beer and liquor
-Never get overconfident and think you can battle through the sleep deprivation
-Adderall is a Helluva drug
I'd add that is best to not mix beer and 4loco. It can take ten years off your life.
2  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of Lesbian Sex Scenes on TV! on: April 22, 2014, 08:25:35 pm
While I don't agree with some of the arguments made against sex scenes, I just find them pointless. They add little to movies. Inside Llewlyn Davis didn't have any nudity, nor did it need any.
3  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Should politicians be able to run for multiple offices at the same time? on: April 22, 2014, 08:05:10 pm
Only for reelection and President (or VPOTUS)

If it makes sense for the federal executive, why not also permit running for governor and state legislative office at the same time and give up the lower office if successful at both. Or why not mayor and city councilman?

With the exception of elected judges, most states treat running for reelection as equivalent to running for an office the first time (unless they are term limited). Incumbents already have significant advantages, and I wouldn't suggest giving them additional advantages.
I didn't even think of this; in my head, I was picturing Bill Nelson running for both Governor and Senator in 2018 or something similar to that, but I'd have no problem with a State Senator seeking reelection for his office and a statewide office, or a city council member running for Mayor and reelection.
4  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Indira Gandhi on: April 22, 2014, 08:01:32 pm
Absolutely awful.
5  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: is the preceding atlasian more conservative or more liberal than your rep.? on: April 22, 2014, 02:53:14 pm
A bit to the left of Lois Frankel.
6  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Dan Savage on: April 22, 2014, 02:32:51 pm
Neutral. Lean HP, for his support of the Iraq war.
7  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of Lesbian Sex Scenes on TV! on: April 21, 2014, 09:49:44 pm
I'm straight, but I can't say I can get into any movie sex scene. They usually are too brief and too fake. Some movies are better off without them.
8  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: If Woodrow Wilson were alive today, which party would he be affiliated with? on: April 21, 2014, 09:03:30 pm
He would have been a Joe Lieberman Democrat.
9  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Is/was the Occupy Wall Street movement 'far left'? on: April 21, 2014, 08:45:05 pm
Most elements of it certainly were, though it attracted some libertarian support on issues regarding corporate welfare.
10  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Favourite latest post by previous poster on: April 21, 2014, 08:06:33 pm
Unfortunately for Paul, Kentucky's tradition of electing democrats has put a block on him. If he was right across the border in Tennessee (assuming a same situation in Tennessee), he could get a bill passed and signed no problem with Tennessee's super majority of republicans in the legislature. Republicans will have to win back the state house in 2014, and governor (open seat) in 2015, and then pass the bill in time for him to file for both. Can that happen? This year's deadline for Kentucky was late January, so if its the same for 2016, they would literally have to do it right away, assuming gov. Bashear will veto it if it comes up again in the meantime.
11  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you celebrate Record Store Day? on: April 21, 2014, 08:02:59 pm
They still have real record stores ?

Yes, vinyl has actually come back in a big way in recent years.
There are a few stores down here, but I don't have any records (or a turn table) so I don't visit them. I have bought a few for my friend who has a large collection of records at flea markets and yard sales.
12  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Favourite latest post by previous poster on: April 21, 2014, 07:55:57 pm
He certainly doesn't lack self-esteem. Tongue
13  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: opinion of indytexas (not texasindy) on: April 21, 2014, 07:53:51 pm
Pretty cool guy. I can't tell if he was a former conservative Democrat or a liberal Republican before he became an independent.
14  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Who here has political ambitions? on: April 21, 2014, 07:20:26 pm
Not anymore really, no.. I've already served my time in office, which is something I will always remember and treasure.
I was unaware you ever held elected office. What position/office did you hold (if you don't mind me asking?)
15  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: The Growing Divide on: April 21, 2014, 06:46:13 pm
This has been great so far, though the fields are a bit small. I'd expect more than four Republican candidates, to be honest.
16  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring on: April 21, 2014, 06:01:46 pm
NBC Nightly News just featured a car wash in Parkland that hires only autistic men and women. It also is managed part time by my mom's friend (who is also my own autistic brother's teacher). My mom just saw her last week and she didn't mention it at all.
17  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: The Long Con: Mail-order conservatism (by Rick Perlstein) on: April 21, 2014, 05:36:59 pm
Isn't this how Newt makes his living?
18  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Who here has political ambitions? on: April 21, 2014, 02:30:45 pm
Define political: Elected office? Of course not. I'm far too introverted to ever run for office, even if I wanted to. But I do have ambitions to be a Chief of Staff to a Senator who does not have higher ambitions. I'd love to spend thirty years or so on the Hill in that roll.
19  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Favourite latest post by previous poster on: April 21, 2014, 02:03:27 pm
ON the whole Native American thing:

I'm not going to call bullsh*t on Warren's ancestry entirely here.  It's a very cultural thing in Oklahoma for pasty white people to claim to be Native American when they are like 1/168th Cherokee or something.  To her credit, it seems that Warren merely claimed to have Native American heritage, which makes her a lot less annoying than most other "Plastic Natives".  However, was this relevant to bring up in a Massachusetts Senate Primary?  Most likely not.

With that said, it was pretty dumb for Brown to think this was some sort of deciding issue.  In reality, nobody gave a sh*t.  If anything, I think that Brown would've been much better off attacking her connections with Obama while playing up the regulatory populist theme.  Then again, that would require Scott Brown to have a brain.
20  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Oldiesfreak Deluge of Absurdity, Ignorance, and Bad Posts IV on: April 21, 2014, 01:16:42 pm
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The Republican Party is a part of white people, for white people, and primarily concerned with advancing and protecting the societal privilege of white people.
Okay, that is fairly true, but the Party has not adapted overtly racist tones in its message, aside from the Tea Party nutters like McDaniel.

Yes you're technically correct that the Republican Party's official slogan isn't "White Power!" and their candidates aren't for the most part out-and-out using the n-word in public, but when you have a rising star like Paul Ryan talking casually about the problems of "urban men" it reveals a lot about who makes up the Republican Party, and who they pander to.

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If the calibre of the standard Republican candidate in recent years hasn't made that abundantly clear I'm not sure what "source" (Huh) I'm supposed to post.
Do you have a concurrent explanation for you claiming that all Republicans are Racist? What about Tim Scott or Nikki Haley?

lol yes a couple of Uncle Toms prove that the Republican Party is not institutionally racist.
I can verify that the GOP is actually a secret organization founded by Hitler. We're having our biweekly cross burning tonight, then were going to sacriface an Afghan child to George Zimmerman.

How'd ya find out, Oakvale?

I don't think you understand what "racism" means (or what a lot of other things mean).
I understand racial issues as well as you understand Marxism. Which means I'm a self declared scholar on race in America.
21  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Obama FORUM Job Approval Rating - April 2014 on: April 21, 2014, 01:15:34 pm
Changed my vote to somewhat disapprove, because I don't think he has done anything particularly bad this month and I'm in a good mood Tongue.
22  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Oldiesfreak Deluge of Absurdity, Ignorance, and Bad Posts IV on: April 21, 2014, 12:50:46 pm
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The Republican Party is a part of white people, for white people, and primarily concerned with advancing and protecting the societal privilege of white people.
Okay, that is fairly true, but the Party has not adapted overtly racist tones in its message, aside from the Tea Party nutters like McDaniel.

Yes you're technically correct that the Republican Party's official slogan isn't "White Power!" and their candidates aren't for the most part out-and-out using the n-word in public, but when you have a rising star like Paul Ryan talking casually about the problems of "urban men" it reveals a lot about who makes up the Republican Party, and who they pander to.

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If the calibre of the standard Republican candidate in recent years hasn't made that abundantly clear I'm not sure what "source" (Huh) I'm supposed to post.
Do you have a concurrent explanation for you claiming that all Republicans are Racist? What about Tim Scott or Nikki Haley?

lol yes a couple of Uncle Toms prove that the Republican Party is not institutionally racist.
I can verify that the GOP is actually a secret organization founded by Hitler. We're having our biweekly cross burning tonight, then were going to sacriface an Afghan child to George Zimmerman.

How'd ya find out, Oakvale?
23  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Obama FORUM Job Approval Rating - April 2014 on: April 21, 2014, 12:43:13 pm
Strongly disapprove, though this was a pretty slow month for him.
24  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: who is the best governor in the us? on: April 21, 2014, 12:05:19 pm
Mine Tongue.

As far as Democrats go, I really like Shumlin.
25  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you think I'm the "Forum's creep" ? on: April 21, 2014, 11:39:26 am

I didn't know Al Sharpton had an Austrian twin.
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