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1  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: December 2016 - Southern Senator Special Election (Class I) on: Today at 12:41:53 am
1)PiT
2)Peebs
2  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays? on: December 04, 2016, 07:32:00 pm
I don't think I've ever heard somebody say Happy Holidays in my life
I've heard it once or twice. It's just easier to say Merry Christmas, or when appropriate (like at a Jewish gathering of some sort), Happy Hanukkah. I think most people who care about this issue one way or the other (the War on Christmas types and the super SJWs) basically are looking for a reason to be offended. Christmas, Hanukkah, etc, are mostly secular holidays and what spiritual aspects they hold are individual matters that people don't talk about. At least in South Florida. I can talk politics with anyone, no matter interested they are in the subject. Literally nobody ever wants to talk about religion, and fortunately, neither do I most of the time.

In Vero Beach, they had "Merry Christmas" banners on the lightpoles around the town. My mom asked my aunt if it offended the Jewish community. "Nah, she's cool with it" was my uncle's response. It was pretty funny. I don't think I've heard it, but at least in Boynton, where I'm from, the local banners that the city puts up always say "Holidays." Doesn't really matter. It means the same things. It's why atheists love the phrase "God Bless You" because it means, in it's literal reading, "the highest possible."

Tis the season for present, annoying "ironic" sweater pics on social media, sand tacky parties. Nobody gives a crap about their Starbucks cup.
3  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Miami on: December 04, 2016, 07:25:23 pm
I volunteer!
I'd advise you bring sunscreen and lube.
4  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Transition Team/Cabinet Thread on: December 04, 2016, 07:24:13 pm
I do not much care for Huntsman personally, but as a realist he is one of Trump's better options for Secretary of State.

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Just last week, Huntsman’s campaign released a “tacky, glib ‘Twilight Zone’ attack ad in a desperate bid to steal Ron Paul voters,” in the words of Infowars.com’s Paul Joseph Watson.

... Infowars isn't too reliable.
Is it really any better or worse than CNN at this point?
5  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Miami on: December 04, 2016, 07:21:49 pm
Will any of our lavenous posters care to visit Alice Wainwright park for me and ask me if they've seen 'Lil Marco?
6  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: If the two previous posters met in person, what would happen? on: December 04, 2016, 07:20:41 pm
go out for coffee and argue about religion and politics..
Tongue
7  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: NZ PM John Key Resigning on: December 04, 2016, 07:19:54 pm
I read that he said "I have nothing left in the tank." New Zealand is one of those countries that I only vaguely follow at election time and otherwise ignore, but I'd assume (unless there is a reason that I'm completely ignorant of) that he probably got offered a really plushy private sector job as an international lobbyist and professional corporate board member.
8  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Dozens Dead After Fire at Warehouse in Oakland CA on: December 04, 2016, 07:15:22 pm
I once went to a "warehouse party" (some local grunge band was filming a video and this girl I liked at the time dragged me along) in Lake Worth where the said friend (we were 15 at the time, BTW) was hanging out with a bunch of sketchy, leering older hipster artist douchebags who were way, way, way out of line when it came to their interactions with her. Most of them were probably older than I am now then, and that was five years ago.

My brother and his collective of junkie friends in the Gardens were into these type of places. Long before this fire happened I've been weary of them.

I guess I can add dying in a fire to the list of warehouse party related fears, which also include trying heavier drugs than I'd otherwise try (coke and MDMA come to mind), getting sodomized, getting caught up in a mass shooting, being trampled to death, being caught up in a police raid, the building collapsing, getting myself into a fight I can't win and getting my ass kicked, etc, etc.

People need to stay the hell out of warehouses. Every single time I hear about them, it usually involves heroin.
9  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Miss me yet? on: December 04, 2016, 06:53:58 pm
Absolutely not. I will say this: I think George W. Bush truly isn't a bad person. But I do think he was recklessly incompetent, ruled by his malevolent advisers (which show a significant deficit when it comes to making judgement calls on people), and outright aloof from the needs and concerns of the American people. I wouldn't want him back if we just elected Pol Pot's reanimated corpse.
10  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Francois Hollande on: December 04, 2016, 06:32:01 pm
I don't usually agree with the perspectives they give, but I get all of my (limited) info on French politics from Tony and Hash and I have yet to check the International Board. I'm still not entirely sure what Hollande has done to anger so many in his own party aside from his general bumbling demeanor.
11  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Transition Team/Cabinet Thread on: December 04, 2016, 06:30:05 pm
Carly Fiorina is probably being floated as a poison bill along with Bolton. The GOP establishment is pressuring him to pick Romney, and he probably wants someone more loyal (Corker, Rudy). By doing this, he's basically blackballing Cruz, Rubio, Sasse, and the other usual suspects into submission so he can get his choice through easier. The last thing he needs or wants is the media inventing Republican Civil War V as part of the narrative.

Anyway, Rohrabacher, Huntsman, or Corker are tolerable. Rudy is a neocon at heart but his quest for power will always trump his principles. Bolton, Fiorina, and Romney are dead-enders for me.

I would love to see Carly as SoS.  It would assuage a lot of my fears about his foreign policy.

Because of all her superb foreign policy credentials?

No, mostly because she's an unrestrained hawk.
Are you going to enlist when World War III breaks out or just continue to be a chickenhawk?
12  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Favorite poster who joined in 2010 (Runoff) on: December 04, 2016, 06:22:53 pm
Completed the coin toss. Nathan won. I'm happy to call both of them my friends, and I hope we get a tie.
13  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Have you gotten snow yet this season? on: December 04, 2016, 01:35:52 pm
No. It snowed here a few years ago IIRC because I'm literally minutes out of Georgia, but I have yet to see snow in Florida period. In fact, I don't think I've seen snow in 12 years.
14  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Favorite poster who joined in 2010 (Runoff) on: December 04, 2016, 01:33:58 pm
Wow, I might literally have to flip a coin on this one.
15  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: If the two previous posters met in person, what would happen? on: December 04, 2016, 01:32:02 pm
I don't think it'd end horribly but I can't imagine the conversations not getting a tad strained at time.
16  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Transition Team/Cabinet Thread on: December 04, 2016, 12:49:01 pm
I do not much care for Huntsman personally, but as a realist he is one of Trump's better options for Secretary of State.
He's still my second favorite after Rohrabacher, none the less. Huntsman was competing for anti-war votes, its no surprise he went after Paul in such a way.
17  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Miami on: December 03, 2016, 07:38:44 pm
Gross. Trust me.
18  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Favorite poster who joined in 2010 on: December 03, 2016, 02:25:26 pm
Lots of wonderful posters and longtime friends here, but I voted Cathcon and Nathan, with Yelnoc, R2D2, and Goldwater being favorites as well.

Edit: changed my vote since I only used two. Gave my third to Carl.
19  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Bronz Landfill for Absurd, Ignorant, Bigoted and Just Plain Awful Posts VI on: December 03, 2016, 02:22:36 pm
Do you think she could be a strong candidate? Imagine if Trump lost to another celebrity.
You should stop posting. Forever. Turn off your computer, unplug it forever, and just walk away. Just walk away.
Dumbest post I've read all year. By far. I honestly believe you don't deserve to breathe anymore. Please do us all a favor and take a knife or pen, whatever you can find with a point, and push it up into your jugular vein. You are the stupidest ing moronic retard I've ever seen post on here and the world would be a better place if you weren't in it.
Extremely over the top, but I saw the joke Pingvin was trying to make. It doesn't read that way, nor should anyone joke about it, but I don't think his intentions were totally malevolent here. Post needs to be infracted, of course.

If Ernst is going to go on an anti-Semitic rant again, which is to be expected, could I at least not be forced to see his posts because he is a moderator here?
Nothing he posted is anti-Semitic. I'm sick of accusations of anti-Semitism being used to shut down debate about Israel.
What you are sick of, Mr Privilege, is wholly irrelevant to me and the entire world. If it were up to people like you, black people would still not be allowed to sit in front of the bus.
hey how about you fck off
Umm, are you addressing me or DavidB?
you
Glad we've clarified that. May I ask why?
ok
Very funny, may you please explain why I should fck off?
because attacking jewish people for beïng concerned about antisemitism (regardless of how valid you think their concerns are) is Not Cool, especially not right now?
So should we just accept every accusation at face value? It's not right to respond to a Jewish poster claiming anti-semitism in such a way, but the point in general is not really worthy of being a "bad" post.
20  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: a thread for ranting about minor annoyances on: December 03, 2016, 02:18:55 pm
Absolute smallest rant ever but people who only eat a really limited range of food and refuse to branch outwards. It's like do you really just want to be eating chips and fish fingers for the rest of your life
Yes.

My neighbor across the street smokes all the time, that annoys me
Why?'

My other rant is hoodies. I hate hoodies. I hate how Florida kids wear them in 80+ degree weather. I hated how in High School kids would wear hoodies every single day just to cover up the uniform polo because the (pardon the South Park goth kid quote) "conformists" apparently want to display a sense of individuality that I found to be profoundly ironic.

"I want to wear my own clothes, not the uniform, therefore I'll put on a hoodie like literally everyone else." Never made sense to me.
21  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: word association game on: December 03, 2016, 03:58:34 am
Oh Shenandoah
22  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: a thread for ranting about minor annoyances on: December 02, 2016, 01:20:38 pm
The three things I think should be banned: kiddie porn, LED headlights, and drones of any typw/
23  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Oregon school district bans Santa from classrooms; seeks religious tolerance on: December 02, 2016, 01:19:13 pm
Who cares?
I guarantee you would be one pissed off fourth grader if they canceled Secret Santa at your elementary school.
I hate Christmas. 
Thats cool, just don't ruin it for the people who don't try to make themselves miserable.
Or we could just you know, not give a sh**t and move on.
Well, the kids in that class probably give a shit.
24  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: word association game on: December 02, 2016, 11:51:27 am
Jim'll Fix It!
25  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Libertarians only: Ron Paul or Rick Santorum? on: December 01, 2016, 11:11:25 pm
This is literally spam.
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