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1  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Anti-gay lawmaker outed by man he flirted online on: Today at 02:56:38 am
I can't say I blame him. He probably has close friends and family members who he told previously he was gay, but the North Dakota Republican Party have made perfectly clear they're not willing to accept LGBTQA people in their state. I imagine had it not been for fear of being rejected by the party or its voters because of his sexual orientation, he would have been willing to come out to the public as well as vote for the bill ending discrimination against LGBTQA.

One other thing, whoever threatened this man into voting against his own rights should be thrown out of office, but that state is so backwards in terms of who has the political power that the wrong person will end up facing backlash.
I'm sorry, did I miss the memo. When did LGBT add on two letters? This sounds pretty insensitive and off-topic. Don't get me wrong, I support the LGBT-Q-A? Community, but what do these new things stand for.

Queer/Questioning and either Asexual or Allies, not sure.
2  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: baltimore pd also mistreating trans people on: May 01, 2015, 08:23:19 pm
What does it mean to be "assigned male at birth"? You are either born male or you are not, no?
It means you were assigned based on your external genitalia rather than the gender you "really" are inside.

I put really in the scare quotes because if gender is a social construct rather a bit of physical anatomy, then no one is "really" a particular gender.

It's neither. If gender were determined by sex, trans people wouldn't exist by definition. If gender were a social construct,  every tomboy would just be a boy (if, of course, I am understanding those social-construct people).
3  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: SCOTUS: Roberts sides with liberals, weakens Citizens United on: April 29, 2015, 04:13:34 pm
We can compromise public integrity in the folks who interpret the laws but not the ones who make them? OK, Chief...
4  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: police murder megathread on: April 28, 2015, 04:10:46 pm
If this hasn't been mentioned yet, the current name du jour is the Baltimore Uprising.
5  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: police murder megathread on: April 28, 2015, 04:02:07 pm
However, there is still absolutely no excuse for violence and looting.

Not even during the American Revolution?
6  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: What kind of Republican are you? on: April 27, 2015, 04:57:39 pm
7  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1920 Conventions (The Hearse at Monticello) on: April 27, 2015, 04:56:59 pm
8  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Gubernatorial Race: Cuomo (D) vs. Astorino (R) on: April 26, 2015, 08:54:26 am
Hawkins (G).
9  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1916 Election (The Hearse at Monticello) on: April 25, 2015, 09:13:37 pm
Fairbanks will die in 1918 and make Hiram Johnson president, and he was no interventionist himself.
10  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1916 Conventions (The Hearse at Monticello) on: April 23, 2015, 07:30:01 am
Three woman presidents? My God!
11  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1912 Election (The Hearse at Monticello) on: April 23, 2015, 07:26:14 am
Debs reelected by a smaller popular vote? Shame on Atlas.

He's still the first president to be elected to two terms since James B. Weaver, though, and the first president to be reelected period since Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

And the first to serve two full terms since John Parker Hale.
12  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone III - The Whinge Binge on: April 20, 2015, 06:38:41 pm
Have a B- in chemistry for this quarter, practically giving me a nervous breakdown, but on the flip side the last quarter is basically just an easy final project.
13  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1912 Election (The Hearse at Monticello) on: April 20, 2015, 05:11:55 pm
If we vote for Champ, we might be able to take over Canada!
14  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: GOP congressman: Obamacare will make America like North Korea on: April 18, 2015, 09:28:28 pm
And "capitalist" South Korea has a universal health insurance program far more comprehensive than what the ACA does.

David Brat is a moron. It's troubling to think this man was awarded a PhD and a university faculty position.
Im so glad you acknowledge PhDs are only rewarded to the financially viable on whose head the square hat fits.  The graduation ceremony is capped offby an illustration that the circle (your head) has been squared.

That's why all schools are so nervous about the kids throwing the hat off afterwards (they outlaw it or threaten fines for not finding your square again).  My school said throw the hat off but you must turn in a hat.  So be sure to scramble for one against your fellow graduates lest you be fined!

Grad school:  Finishing school for squares.

15  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: By 2:1 ratio, Republicans are more loyal to Israel than US on: April 17, 2015, 09:47:27 am
I shudder to think what would happen if war ever broke out.
16  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1908 Election (The Hearse at Monticello) on: April 16, 2015, 01:15:29 pm
17  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone III - The Whinge Binge on: April 16, 2015, 09:12:01 am
I'm having a pretty bad night. I can't cry but I really want to.

I'm sorry to hear that. If you ever need to talk, you can talk to me.
18  Forum Community / Forum Community / Happy birthday Sanchez on: April 15, 2015, 09:57:50 am
I do hope everything goes well for you!
19  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Can a mod please direct our gay porn-spamming troll to PAPOY? on: April 14, 2015, 10:52:12 am
You mean retromike?
20  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: US uninsured rate continues to plummet, youth signing up most on: April 13, 2015, 12:41:33 pm
Thank God for the Democratic Party.
21  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of William A. Wheeler on: April 13, 2015, 08:17:06 am
"[W]e owe it to the cause of universal civil liberty, we owe it to the struggling liberalism of the old world,...that every man within [New York], of whatever race or color, or however poor, helpless, or lowly he may be, in virtue of his manhood, is entitled to the full employment of every right appertaining to the most exalted citizenship."

22  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Would you have volunteered to fight in the American Civil War? on: April 13, 2015, 08:14:20 am
Too weak to fight, but if I weren't I'd volunteer.
23  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The old man is clueless. Help! on: April 10, 2015, 09:49:15 pm
Is it a hard j or a soft j, though? I pronounce it softly, like a zh.
24  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Describe the above poster's personality and politics in... Bizarro Atlas. on: April 10, 2015, 09:18:40 pm
A hardcore Green/socialist like SWE with a dash of Snowstalkerish Socialism For Teenagers, formerly a TNF-esque violent revolutionary.
25  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which previous poster is fiscally conservative and who is socially conservative? on: April 09, 2015, 08:17:56 pm
Jerry is more socially conservative, IceSpear more fiscally conservative.
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