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51  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: Inks vs. Rick Santorum on: January 17, 2015, 11:22:03 pm
The non-fascist
52  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: AFC & NFC Championship Predictions on: January 17, 2015, 10:52:26 pm
Calling for rain at both games.

Here's hoping FOX and CBS get the most out of Milli Vanilli tomorrow.
53  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Are you pro-sex or anti-sex? on: January 17, 2015, 10:49:18 pm
Pro, though, of course, one must be mindful of risk also. I'm sure the negs will be along shortly to crucify me for pointing it out, extended celibacy is not good for mental health. Depression. Anxiety. And so on. Adults need oxytocin.

Because those that strive to have as many sexual partners as possible certainly don't deal with depression, anxiety, etc. as a result!
54  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XX: A Darn Good Judge of My Financial Situation on: January 17, 2015, 10:46:59 pm
I sleep on the couch.

That must be quite a sturdy couch. My ~200 pound brother used to sleep on the couch and caused huge dents in it.

The couch is several years old and hasn't shown any signs of stress due to weight.

Sounds an awful lot like yourself.
55  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Wish me luck (for probable date with nice girl I met) on: January 17, 2015, 05:29:03 pm
Refer to American classic moviefilm "Dumb and Dumber" for tips on how to properly flirt with your girl while hitting the slopes.  Then it's only a matter of making sweet love down by the fire.

Big place? Alpine Drive?
56  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XX: A Darn Good Judge of My Financial Situation on: January 17, 2015, 05:07:14 pm
Imagine the amount of walking Our Dear Friend could accomplish during a trip to some major European city! And it wouldn't even seem like "grueling" walking since he'd be so caught up in sightseeing!

I honestly lose weight while over there based on the amount of moving around I do. This could be the diet he needs.
57  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XX: A Darn Good Judge of My Financial Situation on: January 17, 2015, 11:29:25 am
I can't imagine such an idea making it past his church friends, much less Ma and Pa's game plans. 

He could bill it as a trip to holy sites. Now I know the first thought will be "But...those are Cat-o-lick places, Jeffie!" I still think there's a way to work it.
58  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XX: A Darn Good Judge of My Financial Situation on: January 17, 2015, 11:10:36 am
I'm going to make a mostly serious suggestion that will probably be dismissed by most.

Why doesn't Our Dear Friend take a trip to Europe? Look at it this way: he's clearly not interested in making fiscally responsible decisions. If he's going to blow his money, why not encourage him to splurge on something that might open his eyes a little bit? Now I obviously don't want him coming back as "Euro Socialism SYRIZAOklahoma" but even someone as stubborn as him would have be conscious of the different ways of life after his journey. He might even pick up a healthy habit or two!

I know the odds of him taking this up are less than 5% (especially when you consider that his brother has been to Europe and considers real pizza to be disgusting when it doesn't have eight slabs of bacon per slice) but it's an interesting idea.
59  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Memphis on: January 17, 2015, 10:39:54 am
LOL at anyone that thinks his putrid ways are something new.
60  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: AFC & NFC Championship Predictions on: January 16, 2015, 08:45:35 am
Sadly, my pattern since Super Bowl XLIV dictates a Patriots' win in the big game this time. I haven't rooted for the winning team in back to back Super Bowls since XLIII-XLIV (and I actually cheered for the eventual winner in XLII as well, giving me three in a row).

It's especially gut wrenching because it's the tenth anniversary of Eagles vs. Patriots. Sad
61  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Official 2014-15 Club Soccer/Football Discussion Thread on: January 16, 2015, 08:38:24 am
We don't have a high school Soccer thread so I figured I'd just post it here: it's been announced that the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final will be hosted at The Linc in Philly.

This is actually great news for those of us that dream of having a real competition's (World Cup 2026 or maybe even 2022 if FIFA comes to their senses soon) Semi final in the City of Brotherly Love.
62  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Rothenberg Initial 2016 Senate ratings on: January 15, 2015, 07:21:29 pm
Interesting fact about Klink's lack of ads in the SE. I'll take your word for it since I won't be scanning the entire "Pennsylvania Elections" book. Wink

You sure the DSCC didn't invest anything at all? Wink (They'd be very foolish to have within the final weeks but nothing at all earlier that Fall would be shocking. I don't think they conceded the race that early.)
63  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Rothenberg Initial 2016 Senate ratings on: January 15, 2015, 05:38:04 pm
And remember that this was before Santorum was known as being a bomb thrower. Everyone always knew he was very conservative, but it wasn't until the "man on dog" interview in 2003 that he became known as "that guy obsessed with gay people".

Does this not demonstrate Phil's point that Toomey has a better chance at reelection than he is given credit for?

Given credit for by who? Nobody is saying that Toomey is doomed or is even an underdog. People calling the race "lean R" like Charlie Cook are most certainly overrating him though (I could understand "tilt R" at this early stage, however).

And you can't just quote one part of my post and ignore the rest. Yes, that fact contributes to why Toomey is a better candidate than Santorum. I never denied this. But the main topic over the past few posts has been about how the Democrats will also have a much stronger candidate.

Right, I've never argued that Sestak would be anywhere near Klink territory. But my point is that Toomey is no Santorum who, while not making infamous comments in 2000, was still targeted by Dems and polarizing.

And don't be foolish, my friend: plenty of people say the Dem/Sestak will be favored because "Toomey only won by two in a GOP wave midterm." I'm demonstrating why it's still possible for him to win by a reasonably comfortable margin. Sure, his opponent won't be Klink-esque but he's personally better positioned than even pre-super controversial Santorum.

And your point about Klink not running a single ad here might not be totally accurate since it mentions he wasn't on air three weeks out, not that he never went on at all. Don't get me wrong, that's still horrible but it isn't exactly what you presented.
64  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XX: A Darn Good Judge of My Financial Situation on: January 15, 2015, 05:19:31 pm
Wouldn't Uber-ing give him an excuse (in his mind) to buy a new car? Might want to proceed with caution.
65  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Rothenberg Initial 2016 Senate ratings on: January 15, 2015, 08:24:53 am
Pennsylvania tilting R in a presidential year with generic R Toomey? Right.

Santorum (R): wins by only two points in massive GOP wave. Up for re-election in a Presidential. Won the state by more than Gore (D) did at the same time. And no, the Dem wasn't some horribly weak candidate. This has been disproven enough times.

He actually was though. He was a terrible fundraiser and got vastly outspent. He performed absolutely terribly in Eastern PA (he even lost Delco for god's sake!) and didn't exactly have an impressing showing in his home turf of Western PA either. I mean, good lord, the guy didn't run a single television ad in the Philadelphia media market! That's something you expect from a some dude perennial candidate, not a member of the House that was supposed to be in a competitive race. Klink was absolutely awful.

He didn't perform terribly in the east and a Dem losing Delco in those days wasn't uncommon. Remember how different the SE counties were back then. Many moderate and liberal Republicans still generally stuck with the GOP (yes, even for Santorum). 

He had a very good performance out west especially when you consider the incumbent Senator was from out there as well. Klink won most of the counties around Pittsburgh.

And I never, ever heard that Klink didn't run a single ad in the Philly market. I'm genuinely intrigued by that statement. I only vaguely remember the other/non-Presidential ads from that you. I distinctly recall a particular Santorum ad. But I find it hard to believe that Klink didn't run anything down here.
66  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Alison Lundergan Grimes on: January 15, 2015, 08:17:35 am
Who?
67  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XX: A Darn Good Judge of My Financial Situation on: January 15, 2015, 08:16:12 am
Wouldn't Lyft be more appropriate for BushOK? You know, because of the mustaches.
68  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XIX: Melancholy and the Infinite Napping on: January 14, 2015, 05:25:54 pm
Has anyone asked Our Dear Friend what his actual long term life goals are? I'm not just talking employment either.
69  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Rothenberg Initial 2016 Senate ratings on: January 13, 2015, 10:59:31 pm
Pennsylvania tilting R in a presidential year with generic R Toomey? Right.

Santorum (R): wins by only two points in massive GOP wave. Up for re-election in a Presidential. Won the state by more than Gore (D) did at the same time. And no, the Dem wasn't some horribly weak candidate. This has been disproven enough times.

Oh and Santorum was more polarizing/less respected among Dems than Toomey. So yes, it's possible to be tilt R.

Please stop making me do this.
70  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: euro vs. euros on: January 13, 2015, 10:56:05 pm
"Euros" when referring to the exciting quadrennial Soccer tournament obviously!
71  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XIX: Melancholy and the Infinite Napping on: January 13, 2015, 10:51:58 pm
I like how he prefaces the news of his non-firing firing with "breaking news."

Your life will stop being a joke once you stop making it one, Jeff.
72  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of OC on: January 13, 2015, 05:38:09 pm
Bennet can hang on. WI,IL,PA,NH are bad for GOP. NC is a maybe. Keystone Pipeline passage can help Heitkamp in 2018 but Hillary will have to come in to campaign.
73  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: PA-8: Fitzpatrick retiring on: January 13, 2015, 05:25:13 pm
Cawley is taking a new job as CEO of the United Way. It seems much less likely he'd run.

Yeah, I meant to point out that he's officially out for a 2016 run for anything and it's independent of the news today though that's obviously huge. Word is that he has plans for a few years down the line. It's one of two offices.

This will be a far more interesting race especially with Santasiero seemingly the front runner for the Dems. We're still favored because we'll have a decent candidate but not as clearly favored as with Cawley.
74  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Does anyone have a copy of The Professor's JJ cartoon? on: January 12, 2015, 10:16:25 pm
I love how J.J. responded by saying the image was posted on a day we had flooding.

(It probably didn't even rain here that day.)
75  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XIX: Melancholy and the Infinite Napping on: January 12, 2015, 05:20:00 pm
Does Our Dear Friend have a statement on the Ballon d'Or winner?
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