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1  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Where Do You Rank on the Male Social Hierarchy? on: Today at 07:59:47 am
Sorry if the question has been asked, but is this from 4chan?
2  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: UK General Election - May 7th 2015 (The Official Campaign Thread) on: Today at 07:30:24 am
Is there any mainland Scottish seat which anyone feels confident that the SNP won't win?
Orkney & Shetlands?

EDIT: Misread the mainland qualifier.
3  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Tony's Back in Town: University Choice (Attention Whoring) on: April 17, 2015, 08:25:10 am
4  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: April 2015 At-large Senate Election on: April 17, 2015, 03:20:16 am
[ 4 ] Blair2015 of Massachusetts
Labor Party

[ 5 ] Cris of Kansas
Civic Renewal

[ 2 ] Lief of Vermont
Labor Party

[ 6 ] North Carolina Yankee of North Carolina
Federalist Party

[ 3 ] Poirot of Quebec

[ 1 ] Polnut of Massachusetts
The People's Party
5  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Will Bernie run and will he go Indy? on: April 16, 2015, 11:35:32 pm
as I've pointed out before, if he ran as an Indy spoiler he would face retribution from the Dem Senate caucus re: committee assignments.  they could turn him into a backbench ghost, and it's not like he can caucus with the GOP, so he'd have zero leverage.

so even if he genuinely doesn't give a sh**t in a Clinton v Bush race he will not run as an Ind.

he's 73. how many more senate terms does he have left anyhow? if he ever wanted to go all in, now would be the time.

as Wulfric below me pointed out, 73 is hardly all that old for a Senator.  he's a lock to be re-elected in 2018, and thus serve until early 2025.

he's also not one of these Senators who can walk out into some six-figure private sector job, and now that Feingold's out he's probably near the bottom in personal net worth among all of the Senators.  those six more paychecks of ~$175k have meaning to him.
Well, he'll be 77 by 2018. But still if he wants to run for re-election, he won't run as an Independent.
6  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 2016 Florida senate race, democratic primary on: April 16, 2015, 06:17:24 pm
Murphy. Grayson's a dick.
7  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: FL-Sen: Murphy In on: April 16, 2015, 06:01:19 pm
You guys actually want CLC in the senate? Grayson would lose the general by at least 15, no questions asked.
They're Republicans/Republican-leaning.
8  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Why Hillary is inevitable in the primary (Effortpost inside) on: April 16, 2015, 05:55:57 pm
Kalwejt.....who do you think can beat Hillary in a primary? I seriously don't see how O'Malley, Webb, Chafee or Sanders can knock her off. Are there candidates that can beat her? Yes, but they aren't running. To me, that is the main reason why she will most likely be the Dem nominee.

At least on my end the problem was never that Clinton could win but merely that she is a horrible person who should never ever get close to the Oval Office ever again.  I believe that is what a lot of us "anti-Hillary hacks" believe.

So yes, good job IceSpear.  You successfully rebutted "myths" that very few of us have actually made.

I wouldn't say it's "very few." They're definitely a minority, but there's quite a significant "Hillary not inevitable!!!!" segment here. Besides, this wasn't directed just at the Atlas Forum, it was also directed at the idiotic pundits that continue to make vapid claims like "well, she looks inevitable...but we said she was in 2007 too!1!!! HAR HAR HAR ROFLMAO"

Exactly.  As a fellow Hillary Clinton hack, I agree with your points.  But, you might be beating a dead horse.  Or, in the case of Wulfric or IndyRep, you're beating a stupid horse.

Except that IndyRep never said that Hillary would be vulnerable in the primary. Her supposed invincibility in the general election is the bigger issue.

IceSpear never said she was invincible in the General Election either Tongue

Also, I don't see why this thread was necessary. Most people who aren't trolling would agree with you.
9  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: UK General Election - May 7th 2015 (The Official Campaign Thread) on: April 16, 2015, 07:19:08 am
Ipsos MORI phone poll: Lab 35 Con 33 UKIP 10 Green 8 Lib Dem 7.  They were ramping this as "definitely worth watching"...
Lib Dems 5th, lol.
10  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What grade would the AV Club give the Update finale? on: April 16, 2015, 06:16:19 am
The only A+ episode I know of off the top of my head was Jose Chung's From Outer Space in their X-Files recap feature, which was also (correctly) deemed one of the ten best TV episodes of all time. But I know there have been others. Didn't one Breaking Bad episode also get an A+?
A Seinfeld episode went A+ IIRC.

Don't think BB got the magic A+.
11  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: UK General Election, 2015, in Streatham on: April 16, 2015, 03:07:45 am
Artifical Beast, purely for the name.
12  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: UK General Election, 2015 on: April 16, 2015, 01:55:21 am
SNP or Green if viable, Labour if otherwise.
13  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: UK General Election, 2015, in Finchley & Golders Green on: April 15, 2015, 02:44:58 am
Labor, I guess.
14  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of the NRA on: April 15, 2015, 02:44:09 am

I mean they'd be OK if they were pro-gun rights, but they just seem pro-gun.
15  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Who Do You Have On Ignore? on: April 13, 2015, 07:44:15 pm
morgieb... Why in the hell would you have t_host1 on ignore? 

was bout to ask that as well. T_host1 is the best.
Initially found him stupid. Too lazy to take him off. Tongue
16  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Would you have volunteered to fight in the American Civil War? on: April 13, 2015, 03:21:31 am
I'd like to think yes, but in all honesty I'd probably pussy out
17  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Who Do You Have On Ignore? on: April 12, 2015, 11:39:21 pm
I'm definitely gonna regret doing this, but everyone still has me on their ignore list, correct?
For those even wondering wth this is for, it's to check who has me on ignore, before I'm gonna fully phase out of this whole thing.
Nah, this isn't 2013.
18  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Who Do You Have On Ignore? on: April 12, 2015, 09:39:33 pm
True Federalist
Angel of Death
I left my heart in the back of the cab
Oklahoma City: 20 years later
evergreen 🌲
National Progressive
Neo Fascist Looney Leftist
Illuminati Blood Drinker
Walker Republican
Noam Chomskey
Thomas from NJ
Famous Mortimer
Rockefeller GOP
Free Bird
Reagan Revolutionary
You're missing out on some very good posts.
Some are weird for SWE to have on ignore, others less so.

With SWE though he strikes me as a bit of a tryhard in some ways. Like a wannabe TNF/oakvale.
19  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Who Do You Have On Ignore? on: April 12, 2015, 09:34:10 pm
Bandit3 the Worker
So rightwing that I broke the Political Compass!
Neo Fascist Looney Leftist
Ben Romney
Senator JCL and the geologist
IDS Ex-Speaker Ben Kenobi
Banjo Broski
TX Conservative Dem

Should clean it out but w/e.

A few other flogs (i.e. most of the people that are on the 2016 board) should be on it too, but I'm lazy I guess.
20  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Did you support gay marriage before Hillary Clinton? on: April 12, 2015, 09:29:46 pm
21  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Australia General Discussion on: April 12, 2015, 05:53:09 pm
Any particular reason for Shorten not doing so well in the approval stakes? I thought he was reasonably popular (or is any popularity on his part down to the fact that he's not Tony Abbott)?
The latter is more accurate, he was perceived as being popular because he wasn't Abbott.

I think Shorten's been seen as somewhat irrelevant and perhaps a bit of a hack. Also the OL is a bit of a dud job up until about a few months before the election.
22  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Australia General Discussion on: April 12, 2015, 04:41:59 pm
The only thing we can draw out of this is that it's unlikely Abbott will be rolled as long as the numbers continue to fluctuate like this and he gets a few 49-51's etc.

I'm not advocating for Shorten to be rolled yet, but if those numbers are true, it's quite clear that Rudd's reforms sort of missed the point. The reforms within the ALP should have been directed at the pre-selection level, reducing the influence of the factions and unions, while allowing the general membership to decide candidates on their own. I feel more comfortable with the membership deciding the parliamentary party, and the parliamentary party deciding the leadership.
Given that Shorten's win was largely down to the parliamentary party.....that's a bit odd to say that Rudd's reforms missed the point. Or am I missing something?
23  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Does Hillary Win? on: April 12, 2015, 06:37:28 am
Tricky to call for obvious reasons. For now though I'm not convinced that any of the field would be a favourite against her. So yes for now.
24  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: UK General Election 2015, in the South Thanet constituency on: April 12, 2015, 03:45:31 am
Ugh, is this forum really so full of UKIP supporters?
Amongst the more right-wing of our Republican supporters, the UKIP would on paper seem an attractive option.
25  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which military service branch would you join if you were drafted? on: April 10, 2015, 10:15:40 pm
ugh it is kind of sad that so many atlasians would not serve if called upon,

id choose navy, but i guess id have to learn to swim.
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