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1676  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of the Ku Klux Klan on: February 02, 2014, 02:36:46 pm
Who are the 22 people who voted 'freedom organization'?  Tongue
Protest voters.

Or confused by the fact that it was where "horrible organization/person/whatever" normally is.
1677  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: Northeast Voting Booth: Special Assembly Election on: February 02, 2014, 01:48:36 pm
1. Adam Griffin
2. SomebodyWhoExists
1678  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Deluge of Absurdity, Ignorance, and Bad Posts III on: February 02, 2014, 01:26:39 pm
1679  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Which three president portraits would you hang in the Oval Office if pres? on: February 01, 2014, 08:16:42 pm
JQA, Ben Harrison, and Garfield.
1680  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Potential candidate with the least "skeletons in the closet" on: February 01, 2014, 05:49:48 pm
Clinton?
Wishful thinking.

What does she have that we don't know about? Don't say Benghazi.
1681  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Hillary Clinton's Maximum and Minimum EV on: February 01, 2014, 05:49:07 pm
538 and 0, respectively.
1682  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Bullygate Part 3: NH StateSen threatens to revoke student's scholarship over pot on: February 01, 2014, 01:54:31 pm
Republicans are bullies and thugs.

Generalizations are terrible.
1683  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: 10 years on Atlas Forum on: January 31, 2014, 11:43:50 am
Well, that's a good wrapup. Time to shove off, then.
1684  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Starting a new blog...(attention whoring) on: January 31, 2014, 11:43:17 am
the Mussulmen
1685  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which poster would make the best sidekick for the above poster? on: January 30, 2014, 10:44:39 pm
Sanchez, perhaps.
1686  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of Blue Mountain State on: January 30, 2014, 03:33:20 pm
I prefer the Green Mountain State, thank you very much.
1687  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of the phrase "The Sage Brigade" on: January 28, 2014, 03:36:25 pm
Sagegade.
1688  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Pete Seeger Passes Away At 94 on: January 28, 2014, 03:34:58 pm
A great American, not even in that BS way we call Random Texas Congressman #4 a Great American(TM) - this guy was the real deal.
1689  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Anyone noticed a correlation between arbitrary point A & arbitrary statement B? on: January 27, 2014, 10:15:17 pm
Can't we all just get along? Also, wouldn't a rational person such as yourself not have to live in fear of Roko's Basilisk, Mr. Foyle, seeing as the technology to create such an AI is probably destined to come to fruition after most of us are dead?
1690  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Colorado student self-immolates himself at high school on: January 27, 2014, 10:12:38 pm
Colorado is becoming a laughing stock. We were discussing it at work last night after discussing the Denver Broncos. A girl about my age said, "All Colorado is starting to be known for is weed and shootings." I can't imagine why it's become such a reliable Democratic state. :eyeroll:

Please stop posting. Thanks.
1691  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Et tu, kal? on: January 27, 2014, 10:06:52 pm
Why Kal? Why can't Gully Foyle or one of those 2016 posters leave?

Why would Gully Foyle leave? Why can't you leave?
1692  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Summary of political beliefs on: January 27, 2014, 01:25:18 pm
Very socially conservative. A few examples;
Abortion: Only when the life of the mother is seriously threatened.
Gay "Marriage": Completely and totally illegal.
Drugs: Marijuana should be completely illegal, and I'm not too fond of alcohol or cigarettes but I realize those two would be nearly impossible to illegalize, so I'll tolerate them in moderation.
Church and State: Keep "In God we Trust", school prayers should be allowed but determined based on the school districts, freedom OF religion not FROM religion, take out the "Solemnly swear" parts of oaths and return to what it was, etc.

Moderately economically conservative. A few examples;
Taxes: Should be a universal tax rate from the bottom of the ladder to the very top, with the exception being the absolute poorest of the poor, whom should receive government assistance, but must prove they are actively trying to secure a job that can pay for themselves.
Deficit Spending: Slash spending across the board, with the only exceptions being education and the military.
Welfare: Only for the poorest of the poor, and drug test applicants.
Debt Ceiling: Lower, lower, LOWER!!!!

...Do you really have Hitler quotes in your signature?

No, the second one's Goebbels IIRC.
1693  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Anyone noticed a correlation between arbitrary point A & arbitrary statement B? on: January 27, 2014, 11:52:14 am
i felt kinda dirty posting earlier. intj has people like rand and breivik in it. its basically the most sage personality type ever

Hahaha, you mean that my score on a personality test doesn't prove that I'm a BRILLIANT UNIQUE MASTERMIND?

I'm Gandhi Tongue. And Hitler, too, according to at least one source.
1694  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Anyone noticed a correlation between arbitrary point A & arbitrary statement B? on: January 26, 2014, 10:01:41 pm
INFJ. Nathan and I throw the wildest parties.
1695  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Summary of political beliefs on: January 26, 2014, 09:20:04 pm
Very socially conservative. A few examples;
Abortion: Only when the life of the mother is seriously threatened.
Gay "Marriage": Completely and totally illegal.
Drugs: Marijuana should be completely illegal, and I'm not too fond of alcohol or cigarettes but I realize those two would be nearly impossible to illegalize, so I'll tolerate them in moderation.
Church and State: Keep "In God we Trust", school prayers should be allowed but determined based on the school districts, freedom OF religion not FROM religion, take out the "Solemnly swear" parts of oaths and return to what it was, etc.

Moderately economically conservative. A few examples;
Taxes: Should be a universal tax rate from the bottom of the ladder to the very top, with the exception being the absolute poorest of the poor, whom should receive government assistance, but must prove they are actively trying to secure a job that can pay for themselves.
Deficit Spending: Slash spending across the board, with the only exceptions being education and the military.
Welfare: Only for the poorest of the poor, and drug test applicants.
Debt Ceiling: Lower, lower, LOWER!!!!


May I be the first to say that you make me, as a gay man, an atheist, a man who thinks government shouldn't control what you put in your body, a man who believes that those who can afford it should give back to the community, who believes that science should lead the way on issues of women's health and that women shouldn't be made to carry their rapist's baby, that our military is bloated and needs to be cut, and that everyone deserves a basic standard of living, sick? I think you might find a certain other Vladimir to be a good friend of yours.
1696  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: Mufasa v. Aslan on: January 26, 2014, 07:17:37 pm
Jesus/Jesus.
1697  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1868 U.S. Presidential Election on: January 26, 2014, 11:11:48 am
Lincoln

And it's nice to know the Party of Adams has now nominated someone who IRL opposed the Civil War much of Reconstruction, including the Civil Rights Acts.

It was long in the blueprints, and Dallas happened to agree, that the real life "Bourbon Democrats" would be a presence among the Unionists. The earliest signs of this can be seen with the presidency of Van Buren himself and the presence of what we might like to term "classical liberals" in the party since its foundation.

True, true, they've always had a naughty streak about them - IIRC the party was founded so that classically liberal Republicans could run for President without being tainted by slavery and things, but then JQA was all like "actually nope I'm the President now". It does seem strange that the relatively right-wing party is winning (against Abraham Lincoln, no less), but there are analogues of that awful, awful period from 1876 to 1884 in the first Atlamerica when we had Tilden and Cleveland - good thing we got over that quickly. It seems that the Populist-era Republicans are that TL's equivalent of the Manifesters in this time period: draining off just enough leftists to maybe ensure a Bad People victory.

I just realized I made a mini-effort post on the second iteration of a fake election series, and completely independently also realized that I should maybe rethink my life choices and rant in a more normal thread, like the Update.

Do you really think your views are just entitled to victory? I suppose one party rule is the only acceptable path.

Naturally, Mr. Con. Did you not already know that?

F#cking disgusting. With only one party rule, there'd be no point in even doing this.

Well, we'd have token opposition, and the primaries would be a thing Wink.

But seriously, I'm preemptively endorsing Salmon P. Chase in '72, so that can be a thing.

Also, isn't it weird that our last twelve vice-presidents have all come in groups of four from the same party? Adams, Harrison, Clay, Webster (all Nationals), Morris, Perry, Morton, Smith (all Unionists), Lincoln, Houston, Douglas, Seymour (all Whigs).

Salmon Chase as a unionist? Or do you see him party-flipping like in real life?

Isn't he already a Unionist? And don't worry, Zioneer, I'll strongly consider your people - the Whigs don't seem to have much of a promising future ahead and the Unionists' last hope is maybe Chase.

Yeah, that's the point with the "or". In real life, he was a Democrat by 1872, so I was just wondering what party you saw him in as of that year in this timeline.

Ah. He does/did support fiat money IIRC, so that'd put him at odds with the Union establishment.
1698  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1868 U.S. Presidential Election on: January 25, 2014, 10:27:05 pm
Also, in response to Cathcon and Alfred, I don't mind including Chase in the next one, but in real life he died in 1873. I tried doing some research but nothing indicates it was anything but natural causes.

That's what makes it fun!
1699  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Former SCGOP Chair calls Wendy Davis a whore, tells Twitter to lick his taint on: January 25, 2014, 08:58:45 pm
I think this man may have actual, literal, not-even-joking mental problems.
1700  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1868 U.S. Presidential Election on: January 24, 2014, 09:29:56 pm
Lincoln

And it's nice to know the Party of Adams has now nominated someone who IRL opposed the Civil War much of Reconstruction, including the Civil Rights Acts.

It was long in the blueprints, and Dallas happened to agree, that the real life "Bourbon Democrats" would be a presence among the Unionists. The earliest signs of this can be seen with the presidency of Van Buren himself and the presence of what we might like to term "classical liberals" in the party since its foundation.

True, true, they've always had a naughty streak about them - IIRC the party was founded so that classically liberal Republicans could run for President without being tainted by slavery and things, but then JQA was all like "actually nope I'm the President now". It does seem strange that the relatively right-wing party is winning (against Abraham Lincoln, no less), but there are analogues of that awful, awful period from 1876 to 1884 in the first Atlamerica when we had Tilden and Cleveland - good thing we got over that quickly. It seems that the Populist-era Republicans are that TL's equivalent of the Manifesters in this time period: draining off just enough leftists to maybe ensure a Bad People victory.

I just realized I made a mini-effort post on the second iteration of a fake election series, and completely independently also realized that I should maybe rethink my life choices and rant in a more normal thread, like the Update.

Do you really think your views are just entitled to victory? I suppose one party rule is the only acceptable path.

Naturally, Mr. Con. Did you not already know that?

F#cking disgusting. With only one party rule, there'd be no point in even doing this.

Well, we'd have token opposition, and the primaries would be a thing Wink.

But seriously, I'm preemptively endorsing Salmon P. Chase in '72, so that can be a thing.

Also, isn't it weird that our last twelve vice-presidents have all come in groups of four from the same party? Adams, Harrison, Clay, Webster (all Nationals), Morris, Perry, Morton, Smith (all Unionists), Lincoln, Houston, Douglas, Seymour (all Whigs).

Salmon Chase as a unionist? Or do you see him party-flipping like in real life?

Isn't he already a Unionist? And don't worry, Zioneer, I'll strongly consider your people - the Whigs don't seem to have much of a promising future ahead and the Unionists' last hope is maybe Chase.
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