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5576  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Deluge of Absurdity, Ignorance, and Bad Posts III on: June 27, 2013, 03:47:29 pm
Shouldn't liberal Dems be disgusted by the fact that this female, minority politician is being challenged by a white male?
5577  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: How would the previous poster finish: "The root of all evil is ______"? on: June 27, 2013, 02:13:00 pm
Libertarians.
5578  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of the Libertarian Party (United States) on: June 27, 2013, 01:59:38 pm
I've read the Libertarian Party platform, and I don't see how it's any more moderate than most libertarians...

Well, I'll give you an example.  Just a few minutes ago I was viewing their Facebook page to see how they reacted to the Supreme Court decisions yesterday.  The page officially praised the rulings, but several users denounced them as further entrancement of government power and said that there would be no need for the tax benefits married couple receive if the government would just abolish the Personal Income Tax.  One person even said that the LP endorses actions that are counter to the "actual goal."  I'd bet that these folks are in the minority, but I'm only speaking from personal experience.
5579  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Will the libertarian party ever win a statewide or national election? on: June 27, 2013, 01:40:34 pm
They almost won a statewide office in Montana at one point, I think.

I figured the mountain west may our best shot at the moment given the smaller populations and libertarian leaning culture.

Indeed.

This was the race.
5580  General Politics / Individual Politics / Opinion of the Libertarian Party (United States) on: June 27, 2013, 01:37:02 pm
Not the libertarian ideology, mind you, but the Libertarian Party itself.

Given what I know of it, I seem to agree more with its leadership than with the vast majority of its members.  That isn't saying much, but their overall platform sounds a lot more moderate than the rhetoric I've heard from some of them.  On the other hand, I think nominating Bob Barr in 2008 was a very stupid idea, and I'm still at odds with the vast majority of the tenets in their platform.  Horrible party overall, but not too horrible.
5581  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Will the libertarian party ever win a statewide or national election? on: June 27, 2013, 01:25:14 pm
They almost won a statewide office in Montana at one point, I think.
5582  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Connecticut ranked best state to live on: June 27, 2013, 12:36:14 pm
As an example, Kentucky is extremely friendly to alcohol     
Red counties are dry. Yellow are semi-dry.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcohol_laws_of_Kentucky

Wow, no dry counties in Utah, Idaho, or Wyoming?
5583  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Strawman Thread on: June 27, 2013, 12:17:37 pm
I'm probably one of them...

So, Jbrase, what's your opinion of antiracist whites, feminist men, and anti-homophobic heterosexuals?
You don't need to make life harder for all whites to reduce racism, for men to achieve gender equality, for straights for gays to achieve equality. You certainly don't need to kill anyone connected with them, which is what extreme leftists and unionists (ie Trots) seem to want.
5584  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: 13-Hour Abortion Filibuster on: June 27, 2013, 11:47:07 am
Rick Perry: Too Bad '[Davis] (teen mom) Hasn't Learned From Her Own Example'
5585  Forum Community / Interactive Timelines / Re: 1992 Interactive Timeline Thread (Sign-ups) on: June 27, 2013, 11:43:05 am
Senator Al Gore

Done.

I am going to close requests for candidates not already on the list.
5586  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2014 Senatorial Election Polls / Re: AR-Basswood Research (R): Sen. Pryor in trouble, says GOP poll on: June 27, 2013, 11:09:21 am
That's actually not as bad as I thought it would be.
5587  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: The "Who is running?" tea leaves thread on: June 27, 2013, 10:00:51 am
Chris Christie: Striking Down DOMA Was A ‘Bad Decision’
5588  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the June 2013 Presidential Election on: June 27, 2013, 09:53:18 am
5589  Forum Community / Interactive Timelines / Re: 1992 Interactive Timeline Thread (Sign-ups) on: June 27, 2013, 09:34:04 am
Done, done, and done.

I'll give folks until Tuesday to sign up.  I may or may not accept late sign-ups.
5590  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Allen West Threatens To Challenge Marco Rubio In 2016 Primary on: June 27, 2013, 09:28:50 am
I wouldn't consider this a "threat," per se, but that is interesting.  If Marco Rubio's not conservative enough for the GOP anymore, who is?
5591  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Should Howard Stern run for president? on: June 27, 2013, 09:25:40 am
With Big Daddy TX retired and BK in love, trolling threads like this make Mr. Morden's day!  Carry on!

I was half-serious. Tongue

(Okay, at least 25% serious.)
5592  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Should Howard Stern run for president? on: June 27, 2013, 09:04:48 am
Not with the intention of winning or anything, but purely for entertainment purposes, akin to Stephen Colbert's "run" in 2008.

Who should his running mate be, what party's nomination should he seek, and how would he fare in the general election?
5593  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: Office of Northeast Governor Scott on: June 26, 2013, 11:49:11 pm
Dallasfan hasn't gotten back to me yet, but he told me via PM that Poirot's count is probably the correct one.  So the amendment did not pass.

And with that, I pass the torch to our new governor, Sirnick. Smiley
5594  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Petition to ban JCL on: June 26, 2013, 09:27:32 pm
He may be wrong about the origin of the universe and the correct Christian teaching on homosexuality, but simply being wrong about something should not warrant a ban.  Therefore, I must

5595  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: President Forever 1992 strategy? on: June 26, 2013, 08:11:41 pm
Footsoldiers, fundraising and nationwide ads. Always try and keep your momentum up.

I've been doing that each time.  Usually, I'm able to stay tied or slightly ahead in the beginning, then progressively sink in the polls.  I can't even get Gore to beat Bradley, even though I pretty much control the entire board at the start of the game.
5596  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: New Opinion of Previous Poster's Signature Thread on: June 26, 2013, 05:10:06 pm
Classic opebo.
5597  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Progressive Caucus: Nominating Our Next Chair on: June 26, 2013, 05:05:19 pm
BALLOT

[2] TNF
[3] Duke
[7] Cathcon
[6] Sbane
[1] Siren
[4] Scott
[5] Bore
[8] Write-in: ALL OF THESE CANDIDATES ARE GREAT
5598  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Call for nominations to the Order of Atlasia on: June 26, 2013, 05:00:48 pm
North Carolina Yankee (Federalist-NC) - Perhaps the most prominent politician in Atlasia ever to serve.  Not only has Senator Yankee consistently demonstrated his ability to reach across the aisle and achieve reforms that are not only bipartisan, but better for the nation, he has dedicated unmeasurable portions of his time to making the Senate work.  I have been thoroughly impressed by the work he's done in each of his terms since I joined this forum, as he is a shining example of an active statesman.  Without him, the Senate would simply not be the same, and I can't think of anyone more deserving of a star than him, except, maybe, for one other person...

homelycooking (Independent-CT) - Like Senator Yankee, homelycooking works a thankless job that is probably more demanding than any other position in the game.  His job is one that requires a rich combination of skill, intelligence, dedication, and patience, and I can think of no one who demonstrates each of those skills better than homely does.  Those who are skeptical look no further than his tenure; he has served as both SoFE and Registrar General under multiple presidents for as long as I can remember, and every election thus far we've trusted him to be an honest, impartial vote tracker.  His hard work has made him more than deserving of formal recognition.
5599  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Deluge of Absurdity, Ignorance, and Bad Posts III on: June 26, 2013, 01:26:30 pm
In NC, I'll actually go with CD8 because it was the most pro-Amendment 1 district, voting 77% For.

NY-15 of course, given how it votes like North Korea. Not too many thinking folk there.

If you bothered look in the dictionary, of course, you'll see that the term"reactionary" is more aligned with conservative thought.

Perhaps you were confusing 'reactionary' with 'extreme'?

'Curious that you called me out in a previous thread because of my comments about the people of MO-07 and sequestration but you have no problem casting aspersions on the voters of NY-15.

Interesting. You made an observation about a state based on the comments of a single congressional representative of 1/8 of the state. I made an observation about a district based on the actual North Korea-esque voting behavior of the voters of the district, although the North Korea public probably consists of more freedom loving people than the NY-15 voters.

rofl
5600  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: 13-Hour Abortion Filibuster on: June 26, 2013, 01:16:32 pm
Wish I could say I knew the demographics of Davis' district and how chopped up it was in the last round of redistricting, but I'd say she's safe next year if it includes the non-sexist parts of Arlington and Fort Worth.  Even if it doesn't, I'd expect a real GOTV effort that will make her cruise to reelection.
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