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1  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2014 Gubernatorial Election Polls / Re: Robert Morris University (PA): Wolf leads by 31 on: September 02, 2014, 09:13:05 pm
Ironically, the House isn't thought to be in danger of flipping but the once thought to be safe GOP Senate might. However, a lot people think the GOP might get a net pickup of seats there!

Is this going to put the State House and Senate in play?

The Senate is already in play. I don't know enough about the nuances of the House to say for certain on that.

There are 19 seats separating the Democrats and Republican in the Pennsylvania State House, so it's in play, and the Republicans are going to lose quite a few seats - but I don't think it'll be enough to have the Democrats win the majority.

It all depends, though, and the Democrats just need 4 seats to pick up the Senate - which they'll meet and surpass.

There's no reason to be confident of that. The individual dynamics still favor the GOP in the "in play" seats and we are likely to pick up two western seats.
2  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Scottish Independence Referendum - 18 September 2014 on: September 01, 2014, 10:57:02 pm
Yougov coming into line a bit today. No lead is down to 6% from 22% in July.

EDIT: 53-47

Smiley
3  Forum Community / Forum Community / Which is more painful? on: September 01, 2014, 10:00:51 pm
I'll go with the one that brings about physical and mental anguish.
4  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Do you feel bad for Tom Corbett? on: September 01, 2014, 09:54:43 pm
Didn't he cover us the Sandusky investigation or something? Sounds like a pretty horrible person, even ignoring the inherent horrible personness that comes with being a Republican politician in 2014.

No. Even hack Kane's inquiry debunked that nonsense.

Yes, completely. He's probably in the top half of governors in the country and should at least remain competitive (though I remain a bit undecided).

Corbett can't even effectively collaborate with his own party in the legislature. I'm not sure how he could possibly be called a good governor.

And that really is a huge, huge part of this.
5  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Official 2014-15 Club Soccer/Football Discussion Thread on: September 01, 2014, 09:50:58 pm
So Falcao ended up at United as opposed to Real Madrid. The latter was almost a done deal but we know how these things get towards the deadline.

Other highlights: Welbeck to Arsenal and Chicarito to Real Madrid (on loan).
6  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2014 Senatorial Election Polls / Re: IL: WAA: Durbin only up 7 on: September 01, 2014, 10:49:57 am
Wow. This KCDem posted is like cancer. Except worse.
7  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: have you ever had a grade 10 headache? on: September 01, 2014, 09:54:44 am
No. And it's called a brain tumor.
8  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: does bushie represent the average oklahoman? on: September 01, 2014, 07:22:49 am
No, because he's supporting Chris Christie (or was). Tongue

I still am, actually.  I believe the scandals that Christie has faced have been mostly manufactured by the liberals.  Same goes with Rick Perry's indictment.  It's all a liberal witch hunt trying to tilt the 2016 odds in their favor.

How might the bridge scandal have been manufactured by liberals?


By "the" liberals. Get it right.
9  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2014 Gubernatorial Election Polls / Re: KS: Public Policy Polling: Davis narrowly leads, Umbehr helps Brownback on: September 01, 2014, 07:19:16 am
And the claim by Icespear checks out.

Just for the record: that has never been in dispute. I don't deny the prediction. Never have. I think my second to last sentence is one of the most telling of the entire post, unsurprisingly always ignored by the crowd of people that just want to hold up my wrong prediction for a laugh or to prove some point.

To be fair, that makes my post much less of a prediction but people won't even give me hell for that. That's much less entertaining for them then saying what they say now.
10  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Special Prosecutor investigating Kathleen Kane's office. on: September 01, 2014, 07:11:52 am
Special Prosecutor investigating Kane's office - http://mobile.philly.com/news/politics/?wss=/philly/news/politics&id=273355891&

But Kane has nothing to worry about. Some kids on their computers said so.

No, what some kids on their computer said is Wolf has nothing to worry about over this.

They're right.

Wrong. Several said the Kane scandal was just "partisan hackery," overblow and not real trouble for her. I'm not posting this as a connection to the Gubernatorial race just as their comments were made separate of the race as well.
11  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVI: Sidejackin' it in the Train Room. on: August 31, 2014, 12:55:16 pm
"I'm doing what I need to..."

Um. What?
12  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVI: Sidejackin' it in the Train Room. on: August 31, 2014, 12:17:50 pm
The only junk food I had was a hamburger from Sonic about 1400 and some ice cream at 1915.  I had nothing else to eat the entire day.

Wonderful. Just...wonderful. Either the most painfully oblivious person on the planet or the greatest comedy routine. 
13  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVI: Sidejackin' it in the Train Room. on: August 31, 2014, 09:23:27 am
Good Sunday morning! The day began watching the Barclays' Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspurs and Liverpool Football Club! That match is coming to an end as "The Reds" record a decisive 3-0 away victory. The real highlight today is Napoli's opener against our dear friends (note: not the trademarked term) Genoa C.F.C. at 2:45:00 PM ET. We have won our opening match by at least three goals in the last few campaigns. I expect the trend to continue today. I will be squeezing in some beach time between now and then as well as after the match. It should be a great day!
14  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Special Prosecutor investigating Kathleen Kane's office. on: August 31, 2014, 08:34:04 am
Special Prosecutor investigating Kane's office - http://mobile.philly.com/news/politics/?wss=/philly/news/politics&id=273355891&

But Kane has nothing to worry about. Some kids on their computers said so.
15  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Who would you rather be President? on: August 31, 2014, 08:18:11 am
The Republican

The funny thing is, depending on what type of troll you're attempting, you could mean either one. Smiley

No trolling. Just honesty (as always from yours truly).

My point was from your POV, you could see Christie as a "RINO" for having a bipartisan record, being on camera not hating the President and signing NJ's version of the DREAM Act

I've never faulted and never will fault him for at least two of those.
16  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2014 Gubernatorial Election Polls / Re: Kansas: Survey USA: Davis + 8 on: August 30, 2014, 09:23:20 pm
Damn. Brownback is going to lose the Labor Day election. As for the one in November, he'll still win, of course.

Quoted for posterity.

Oh, you're not familiar with how it works around here, pal. Trust me when I say you didn't have to bother quoting it.

This is true. People usually remember Phil's stupid predictions.

You said this literally three days ago. Is it needed every single time?
17  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Official 2014-15 Club Soccer/Football Discussion Thread on: August 30, 2014, 09:20:13 pm
Italy only really won twice, given that the 1934/38 teams were literally playing for their lives (Mussolini threatened to have them killed if they lost)

(BTW Phil,  don't forget the Euro 2012 final Wink)

There we go. It's been awhile since I heard that "They don't count!" jealously.

What does the 2012 Final have to do with anything though? I'm trash talking with Lief, SS. See yourself out of this adult conversation.
18  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2014 Senatorial Election Polls / Re: KY-SUSA: McConnell +4 on: August 30, 2014, 07:34:09 pm
That solves that.
19  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Official 2014-15 Club Soccer/Football Discussion Thread on: August 30, 2014, 07:31:51 pm
Phil you're sounding like a crazy person. Take a deep breath and go back to supporting your Europa League club team and national team that is always eliminated in the group stage.

Stars on my team's crest: four (including one within the last decade that I could enjoy)

I lost count. How many are on your team's?

As for my club team, it will actually have a chance at winning a European title this season as opposed to yours, which will celebrate their traditional Round of 16 exit. And that Europa League team I support has at least won that tournament (technically, Napoli won the predecessor tournament) as opposed to Arsenal, which can never win the tournament it regularly competes in nor that silly little Europa League, for that matter.
20  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Official 2014-15 Club Soccer/Football Discussion Thread on: August 30, 2014, 05:31:15 pm
Tim Howard is a good goalkeeper. I know you hate America, but don't be an idiot Phil.

Ten goals. Three matches. I'm sure his plastic fans are devastated once they're reminded of who he is!

A good goalkeeper can't make up for a piss-poor defense.

Don't by a sympathizer. Literally the only redeeming quality about you is that you're not a fanboy of the joke team. Howard has been vastly overrated, a created hero for these tools.
21  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Official 2014-15 Club Soccer/Football Discussion Thread on: August 30, 2014, 01:36:31 pm
Tim Howard is a good goalkeeper. I know you hate America, but don't be an idiot Phil.

Ten goals. Three matches. I'm sure his plastic fans are devastated once they're reminded of who he is!
22  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Official 2014-15 Club Soccer/Football Discussion Thread on: August 30, 2014, 01:19:13 pm
This Everton-Chelsea match...

Cult hero (joke) Tim Howard has conceded ten goals in three matches. Bwahaha.
23  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Iowa Republican admits being bribed to endorse Ron Paul on: August 30, 2014, 09:12:02 am
To be fair, every politician, insider or outsider, has to be a politician. Rick Santorum stood right behind Arlen Specter as he launched his '96 campaign, and the video shows him applauding throughout his speech even when Specter clearly and staunchly declares his pro-choice views as a reason to vote for him. That doesnít detract from Santorum being genuinely pro-life. Itís just how it is.

That's true and I don't defend it. Just as I didn't defend Santorum backing him in 2004. That being said, Paul has held himself up as some revolutionary that is so "un-DC" so the stench of hypocrisy is a lot stronger. It really says something when a Paul fan says something like, "Every politician...has to be a politician."

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Another example is Paulís use of pork. Heíd load bills with pork for his district and vote against them when he knew the bill would pass, so he could have his cake pork and eat it too. Unethical? Yes, but also pretty smart. And he never ran away from it either, he was pretty honest about it. He wanted to shrink the pie, but as long as it is that big, why not have a slice instead of giving it up for Congressman Backbencher (R-MO). 

Yeah, again, some of the worst kind of hypocrisy. Another reason why he can call Young a friend. Don't tell me how you're all about curbing the expansion of government...except when you can get a ton of wasteful pet projects.

As I understand it, Paul endorsed Young due to his stance on marijuana policy

Ron Paul literally said he was endorsing Young in 2008 because he's a friend of his. I don't doubt that he appreciates Young's position on marijuana legalization and maybe that was another factor in his decision but he was actually quoted saying he supported the House's pork barrel king because they're pals.
24  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Official 2014-15 Club Soccer/Football Discussion Thread on: August 30, 2014, 07:21:43 am
Serie A returns in just under four hours with Chievo Verona vs. Juventus. The second match today should actually be truly awesome: Roma vs. Fiorentina.

And Fernando Torres is now officially an AC Milan player. Make whatever jokes you'd like.
25  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Indictment knocking on Chaka Fattah's door? on: August 29, 2014, 04:07:41 pm
Cao's seat was way more Republican than Fattah's. Cao managed to get elected with the help of white liberals and Fattah doesn't even have enough of them for the Republicans to stand a chance. The Dems could probably win with a write-in candidate.

Yeah, I'm not disputing that but I really don't think Cao's seat was "way more Republican."



Cao's seat was D+25 and Fattah's is D+38. Both are far from competitive normally but during a scandal that 13 points is still considerable. It's the difference between having 35% of the vote normally and having 28%.

I thought Cao's was at least D+30. Interesting.
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