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76  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Members of Congress most likely to switch parties on: July 16, 2014, 06:25:05 am
Manchin votes with the Democrats 73% of the time and would gain nothing from changing parties.  I don't understand all this talk about him switching.

According to the New York Times, former Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell voted with the Democrats 78% of the time before switching to the Republicans in 1995.

West Virginia does seem like it is moving to the right at the state level much later than the rest of the non-coastal South, so Manchin becoming a Republican could be a benefit in regard to being more in tune with his state.

While Manchin becoming a Republican doesn't seem highly likely, it isn't necessarily out of the question, especially if the GOP wins the Senate after the midterm elections.

Supposedly, Campbell's switch came as the result of intra-party conflict within the CODP.  Also, he only got nominated in the first place because the party's "left wing" was split, allowing him to win by a plurality.

What's strange is that Campbell focused most of his Senate terms on one issue: Native Americans.  How often he voted with the GOP on other issues post-switch, I can't say, but there's no reason Manchin would switch to the Republicans, especially with the Tea Party having the influence it does.  Manchin is no Richard Shelby.
77  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Your Party ID Through the Years on: July 16, 2014, 04:23:58 am
1789-1795: Hamiltonian Federalist
1796-1824: Jeffersonian Democratic
1824-1840: Jacksonian Democratic
1840-1848: Whig Party
1848-1856: Free Soil Party
1856-1884: Republican Party
1884-1889: Greenback Party
1889-1904: People's Party (Populist)
1904-1924: Socialist Party
1924-1928: Progressive Party
1928-1952: Democratic Party
1952-1960: Republican Party
1960-present: Democratic Party
78  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Ask Scott on: July 16, 2014, 03:45:10 am
Where's the most interesting place you've peed? Reply with images.

79  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Would the above poster's political opinions be popular in Kentucky? on: July 16, 2014, 02:07:26 am
Doesn't matter, he'd lose in a landslide.

80  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Buddha on: July 16, 2014, 01:25:15 am
FF.  He's a well-meaning guy, but I still think it would behoove him to explore other sources for religious knowledge instead of here.  (I can recommend some great books on those subjects that might be worth his while, but I'd rather not delve into that stuff here.)
81  Forum Community / Forum Community / Ask Scott on: July 16, 2014, 01:04:42 am
Against my better judgment, I *gulp* decided to make an "ask me" thread.

Ask me pretty much anything as long as it doesn't have to do with

a) Particular religious views (some broad questions might be okay, though)
b) My possible ordination path (which, I would like to reiterate, I have not committed myself to)
c) I think that's it.

Oh yeah, and I reserve the right to ignore questions for what ever reason.

This is, for all intents and purposes, more of a "what would you ask me in an 'ask me' thread" thread.

In other words, this will probably be deleted by morning.

Fire away.
82  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Atlas Meetup 2014 on: July 16, 2014, 12:48:52 am
Ugh.  It's times like this I wish I had gotten my license after I turned sixteen.

EDIT: Actually, there's enough people on here I'm sure I would never want to meet in person.  And I say that as lovingly as possible.
83  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Bacon King Institute of Comedy on: July 15, 2014, 11:02:26 pm
This is rape culture; it shouldn't be applauded.
84  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Petition to ban TX Conservative Dem on: July 15, 2014, 10:57:06 pm
"she'll get pregnant to the point she can't walk"

what kind of threat is that.

She's gonna get ADVANCED PREGNANT.
85  Forum Community / Forum Community / Would the above poster's political opinions be popular in Kentucky? on: July 15, 2014, 08:36:59 pm
Well?
86  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you think Gully Foyle or Oakvale want you banned? on: July 15, 2014, 08:02:11 pm
I imagine Gully and Oakvale don't spend nearly as much time thinking about banning people as some spend hypothesizing about it.

This.  Having the radical view that bad posters should be banned isn't akin to thinking all posters should be banned, believe it or not.
87  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The Federalist Party: June 2014 Convention (NEW 48 HR Vote, CHECK THREAD!!!) on: July 15, 2014, 07:18:36 pm
Aye.
88  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Petition to ban TX Conservative Dem on: July 15, 2014, 06:59:11 pm
Oh wow, I completely missed Jack's post for some reason.

Anyway, you'll need to send the PMs to Dave or one of the mods, but yeah, he obviously has some psychological problems.

x Scott
89  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The memphis Deluge of Absurdity, Ignorance, and Bad Posts IV on: July 15, 2014, 06:52:32 pm
Dude, there was a thread made just for you to dump your own s**t.  Keep your trash on your side of the fence.
90  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: So You Think You Can Moderate? - Survivor - Round 8 on: July 15, 2014, 06:50:29 pm
Sorry, we're still doing this.

Round 7 Results -

Angus - 4
Dallasfan65 - 3
shua - 2
Averroes Nix - 1

Angus has been eliminated.

Round 8 starts now and ends tomorrow at this time.  PLEASE VOTE TO ELIMINATE 1.



I'm really thinking about adding Aizen to this list even though he was never nominated, but that probably wouldn't be fair...
91  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Bacon King Institute of Comedy on: July 15, 2014, 06:34:51 pm
Close this thread and rename it after Aizen.

We're done here.
92  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Petition to ban TX Conservative Dem on: July 15, 2014, 04:47:53 pm
What are the death threats?  He's been on my ignore list for quite some time now, so I haven't kept up on his shenanigans.
93  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Favorite Place You've Visited on: July 14, 2014, 11:03:12 pm
Virginia Beach.
94  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Do you consider yourself a patriotic person? on: July 14, 2014, 10:33:49 pm
One of my ancestors was a Dutch colonist.  Of course I'm a patriot, but I don't put love for country above love for God, family, friends, individuals, or even self.
95  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Planned Parenthood on: July 14, 2014, 10:29:52 pm
It says a lot about the demographics here that there is an overall HO rating.

Eh, this is a very left-libertarian forum.

There's also a fair number of misogynists here and people who aren't necessarily concerned with things that don't affect them.
96  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Should the US drop Israel? on: July 14, 2014, 10:26:09 pm
Yes. We should drop recognition of Israel and cut off all relations, then recognize the State of Palestine.

http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/Believer%27s%20Corner/Doctrines/israel.htm#12

Oh wow, a fundie who hates Jews more than he (presumably) hates Muslims.  Now I've seen everything.

I don't hate either group of people, I just disagree with their religions and think they both have too much influence in Western countries.

"I don't hate [x group], I just disagree with their lifestyle."

Yep.  Heard it all before.  I'm no Israel apologist by any means, but as Dixiecrat pointed out, there's a clear difference between disliking your government's relationship with another nation and disliking that particular nation for the culture or religion of its citizenry.  The least you should do is apologize and denounce the website you posted for the trash it is, but apparently you're one of its frequent visitors, so I don't expect you to do either.
97  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What states have you been to? on: July 14, 2014, 10:10:12 pm
Mine's kind of boring and I've made these a million times before, so I made this one a little more interesting.



Red - Have or will have residence in
Green - Visited
Light Green - Drove through or made stops in
Blue - Contain seminaries that I am considering should I eventually commit to this field
Dark Green - States that I've visited before and am considering seminaries in
98  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Planned Parenthood on: July 14, 2014, 07:36:13 pm
They really bring out the kid in you.
99  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Aizen's back as "Panda Express" on: July 13, 2014, 10:54:10 pm
100  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Members of Congress most likely to switch parties on: July 13, 2014, 09:49:54 pm
Manchin votes with the Democrats 73% of the time and would gain nothing from changing parties.  I don't understand all this talk about him switching.
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