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1676  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: The Duke-Scott Educating The People Reform (Debating) on: June 13, 2014, 10:10:02 am
I agree with my colleagues' perspectives on the amendment. While I understand TNF's concerns, I've seen (through my loving father) how some principals frankly aren't trustworthy when it comes to this sort of stuff.
1677  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Fedoralist Party spokesman Riley Keaton continues to spread lies about Labor on: June 13, 2014, 10:05:25 am
Quoting yourself doesn't make it better.

I tried to click the modify button Sad.

And y'all can always scroll to the right.
1678  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1912 Conventions on: June 13, 2014, 10:01:14 am
I'll stay with Cannon. Whatever pisses off the left.

How's Europe going these days?

Oh, y'know, rushing towards the brink of war. It might be fun to see how Cannon or Underwood or La Follette handles that.
1679  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: UPDATE: RILEY STILL HAS NOT DENIED ALLEGATIONS on: June 13, 2014, 09:57:22 am
As Lieutenant Governor of the Mideast, I must express my complete confidence in Governor Riley Keaton and my belief that these claims have no basis in reality. I do not see how charges could even be brought forth on such a ludicrous and unprovable claim.

Your concerns have been noted.
1680  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Right to Empowerment Act of 2014 (Debating) on: June 12, 2014, 10:48:36 pm
Is that inherently going to be case in any for-profit enterprise though? In a non-profit or cooperative entity, it would necessarily be reversed and as you prefer it.

You should know by now that the idea of profit is near anathema to our Midwestern colleague.
1681  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: UPDATE: RILEY STILL HAS NOT DENIED ALLEGATIONS on: June 12, 2014, 10:43:22 pm
EXTRA EXTRA READ ALL ABOUT IT

MANHUNT ARRANGED FOR GOV. KEATON

Sen. Alfred F. Jones (Lab-Somewhere in the NE) held a press conference earlier stating that "Riley P. Keaton must be stopped before he kills again," reluctantly enlisting the aid of a local sovereign citizen militia to "deal out some street justice." Keaton still has not provided any answers as to his current location (though the GPS tracker placed on him while he slept last night keeps changing to various locations in Central Europe) or to the various questions this intrepid reporter asked him (although it must be noted here that the questions were all written on pieces of paper and attached to bricks which were then thrown through the windows of the First Unitarian Church of Rochester). More on this story as it develops.
1682  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Fedoralist Party spokesman Riley Keaton continues to spread lies about Labor on: June 12, 2014, 10:33:47 pm
I thought the olololols would respect the concept of continuing onto another line Sad

srry bby
1683  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Ukrainian Technical, Economical and Military Aid (Amendment Vote ) on: June 12, 2014, 07:58:05 pm
Nay.
1684  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1912 Conventions on: June 12, 2014, 07:56:29 pm
TR would seem the most electable Unionist, but HCL is who I prefer. Urgh...

The L is lowercase.
1685  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: BREAKING NEWS: Riley Keaton Accused of Shocking Crime! on: June 12, 2014, 05:40:39 pm


IS THIS THE FEDERALIST PARTY'S CHOICE FOR GOVERNOR? WOULD YOU VOTE FOR A MAN THAT DID THIS?
1686  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Is a certain governor and Enemy of the People even real? on: June 12, 2014, 05:33:55 pm
The vicious attacks on the Labor party and lies to the Atlasian people must end, and that is why I, Sen. Dr. Mr. Sir A.F. Jones, OBE, Ph.D, M.D., D.FA, C.S.A., etc., etc., am launching a campaign to seek out the true source of this Fedoralist trollery. Perhaps he is a robot created by Charles and David Koch to gain an atmosphere of legitimacy that horribly backfired? Perhaps he is a drug addict? Perhaps he is a homosexual out for your children?

Discuss with maps, preferably of Mr. [REDACTED]'s true location.
1687  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / UPDATE: RILEY STILL HAS NOT DENIED ALLEGATIONS on: June 12, 2014, 05:23:14 pm
*Drudge sirens*

In a shocking twist of events, political pundit and professional right-wing hack Mr. Riley Keaton was accused of stabbing another man five times and leaving him in a ditch, "probably because he was black", says an anonymous source. Mr. Keaton has not been reached for comment because he lives in a doomsday bunker in Idaho, or so says my secret police force of attractive, constantly shirtless men the CIA.

Mr. Keaton has so far not denied these allegations - more on this story as it develops.
1688  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Fedoralist Party spokesman Riley Keaton continues to spread lies about Labor on: June 12, 2014, 05:21:29 pm
Also, is "Fedoralist Party" a witty pun or a typo or both?
1689  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1912 Conventions on: June 12, 2014, 05:16:04 pm
OK, now y'all can vote. Underwood/Marshall 5ever!
1690  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1912 Conventions on: June 12, 2014, 04:40:09 pm
Don't start voting yet - my computer's all weird and I'm going to post this here before I do the writeup of the Cannon administration and the candidates. Except Malcolm and I. We can vote.

you can't tell me what to do *scrunchy face*

Son, I know I'm not your real dad, but I'm raising you right.
1691  General Politics / Individual Politics / 1912 Conventions on: June 12, 2014, 02:16:19 pm
After a minor scandal where he was seen giving the finger to the outgoing President Debs, Joseph G. Cannon finally became President of the United States in his own right, and while this boded well for the stock market, it did not do the same for the left. Cannon re-removed the Reed Brigade, this time replacing it with a group of southern "enforcer" he liked to call the Knights of the South, and other than a brief scandal in which two of them were placed on paid leave for participating in a lynching, those uppity Farmers-Labors have decided it's just not worth it to protest any more. They did, however, fight almost violently against Cannon's attempt to repeal literally all of President Donnelly's union protections and abolish collective bargaining forever and ever (not a constitutional amendment, but you know what I mean), defeating it in the House after a narrow passage in the Senate that required some rather forceful arm-twisting by Senate Majority Leader and reluctant servant Henry Cabot Lodge, who once remarked that "by God, if only that man were to be shot in the street we'd have a real President, but as it stands I am honor-bound to execute his will." Indeed, it has been said that the Senate under Cannon was "an endless war of wills between Lodge on one side and [Minority Leader and FLPer] Berger and [the other minority leader] La Follette on the other." Cannon was able to repeal all restrictions on child labor, though, so the mining industry is quite happy about that. His term would, much like Debs's and to a certain extent Donnelly's, however, be overshadowed by what his opponents called a "debacle" and his supporters called a "step in the right direction": the reconquista (as it were) of Hispaniola and Cuba. Just look at him there with his sh**t-eating grin and his shiny new "Atlantis Territory." Who the  does he think he is? Ignatius Donnelly?

It was this last action that proved to be Cannon's downfall (at least for that term), as his "little Caribbean cruise" was performed without the consent or even the knowledge of Congress, and quite a few people were very, very angry with this. And so it came to pass that Joseph Cannon faced a trial before the United States Senate (the impeachment resolution easily passed the House), and was only saved by a bit more of the particular brand of persuasion that came to be known as the "Lodge Treatment", swinging several moderate Unionists back into the Cannon fold and acquitting the President by just one vote. Effectually a lame duck after this, with the Unionists soundly defeated in the rather ill-timed midterms (occurring at the height of his unpopularity), Cannon devoted the remainder of his term to angry rants and sweeping statements about capitalism. However, his wild ride's not over yet.

President Cannon is being challenged (again) by the less confrontational (though, I must repeat, equally economically conservative) Henry Cabot Lodge, who plans to lay off the potential unconstitutionality and suchlike, and Theodore Roosevelt, who is seizing his chance to turn the Union Party back in a progressive direction before he consigns himself eternally to the BMP, but it is expected that Cannon will have the full support of the conservative and establishment wings, especially since Roosevelt is widely viewed in the party as a traitor.

On the FLP's side is Debs's natural successor (the former President resisted calls to run for a second term but did not rule out the possibility in the future), William Jennings Bryan, who wants to make some interesting changes to the constitution (namely votes for women and national Prohibition), as well as the age-old PA/FLP causes of nationalization of railroads and oil. However, some in the party are miffed at his anti-immigrant, anti-civil rights positions, which he has taken in an attempt to bring the Populists back into the fold and get the team back together. His main challenger appears to be one of the few Southern FLPers left, Alabama's Oscar Underwood. Underwood is pushing for the equally age-old PA/FLP causes of a national income tax (so many amendments, so little time), a federal minimum wage, and a total ban on child labor, as well as the restoration and expansion of the Reed Brigade - he has been the most vocally anti-Klan of almost any major elected official, ironic given his homeland. The relatively little-known (but witty) Thomas Marshall of Indiana is also running on a Hughes-esque anti-corruption platform (drawing some ire from his party, which controls several of the most notorious political machines), supports the banning of that hip new practice all the young'uns are talking about ("eugenics", was it called? Something like that), and, not to be outdone by his opponents, has proposed an entirely new constitutional convention. Finally, there is wannabe dark horse Duncan U. Fletcher of Florida, who wants to preserve forests and smash the banks or something like that (there's always a conservationist, isn't there?) and is a bit racist.

The frontrunner for the BMP (or Bull-Meese, as this reporter likes to call them) is obviously the fiery, filibuster-happy "Fighting Bob" La Follette. A standard-bearer of progressivism often described as closer to Debs than Roosevelt, he hates trusts with a passion and, like Bryan (and to an extent Underwood), supports women's suffrage and increased child labor protections. Speaker Champ Clark is running mainly on a racist platform, apparently intending to make inroads with the Populists. Some dude named Herbert S. Hadley is running on the theme of "guys my name would be a good name for a President or maybe a Mormon prophet" and is basically a carbon copy of Roosevelt, up to the point that he has stated his intent to drop out if Roosevelt wins the Union nomination. Albert B. Cummins and Judson Harmon are running, but their names were handed to this reporter two minutes ago on a slip of paper the back of which appeared to be smeared with a mysterious sauce, so they probably don't have any positions beyond "go people  corporations" and the usual left-wing stuff.

Now we get to the unsavory bunch of individuals calling themselves the Populists, who have decided that maybe supporting lynching of Jews and Catholics and blacks isn't the best way to go about things and that maybe they should shift to economic issues. Bryan is also running here, and it is for this reason he has gone to the right on immigration and civil rights, as is Woodrow Wilson, who prides himself on being the only Populist elected north of the Mason-Dixon line; though he is a committed racist, he wants the party to focus more on economic reform efforts and that sort of stuff. Minority Leader Carter D. (the D is for "Discrimination! Why, that is exactly what we propose.")* Glass is also running, focusing on the banks and their evil Jew corporate overlords, but he also supports a poll tax on black people - hey, you win some, you lose some. Also James Reed is here and he really, really does not like Jews.

*Note: Carter Glass did not actually have a middle name.
1692  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The O'Riley Factor: QUESTIONS RAISED ABOUT LABOR VEEP'S COMPETENCE on: June 12, 2014, 05:10:36 am
It's a good thing Windjammer's only job will be performing some administrative tasks in the Senate.
1693  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1908 Presidential Election on: June 11, 2014, 07:30:51 pm


The forces of good have finally prevailed Cheesy

Indeed, for the first time in twenty-four years.
1694  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Public Ownership Act of 2014 (At Final Vote) on: June 11, 2014, 04:17:41 pm
Aye.
1695  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1908 Presidential Election on: June 11, 2014, 03:56:50 pm
you let me down atlas

We all eagerly await the next write up. I expect lots of socialist tears and an economic boom.

If by "an economic boom" you mean "more socialist tears", then yes.
1696  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1908 Presidential Election on: June 10, 2014, 09:29:53 pm
I'll have the 1908 results tomorrow afternoon at the earliest or Friday at the latest.
1697  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1908 Presidential Election on: June 10, 2014, 09:10:29 pm
you let me down atlas
1698  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Could you put it in easy English?(D-Day) on: June 10, 2014, 06:59:16 pm
The fact that the difficult task of defeating the Germans in France would embolden rather than discourage the soldiers.

Or rather, the hypothesis.
1699  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of The Obamanation on: June 10, 2014, 06:57:04 pm
Filthy slut.
1700  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Demilitarization Act of 2014 (Debating) on: June 10, 2014, 03:09:47 pm
I fail to see how preventing military recruitment in high schools and colleges, and eliminating the waste that is the military propaganda (I'm sorry, "advertising") budget is going to make our military "weaker."

Just pointing out that if you're going that route, all advertising is propaganda here (though knowing you, you probably support the abolition of private television stations).
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