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26  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Issues You Agree With Opposing Party On on: September 10, 2017, 11:52:16 pm
I'm pretty hawkish on foreign policy.
27  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Disney's "Pocahontas" was a "both side do it"-themed garbage on: September 10, 2017, 11:50:14 pm
It's just occurred to me that I've never seen Hunchback of Notre Dame, Beauty and the Beast, Sleeping Beauty, or Cinderella.  And now I feel obliged to bingewatch them.

Also folks, Green Line posts are an acquired taste, I've found.

Hunchback is my favorite disney movie. Its so not for kids.
Which makes it even funnier that it was made under the name of the Mouse.
28  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Disney's "Pocahontas" was a "both side do it"-themed garbage on: September 10, 2017, 03:27:03 pm
And this fared better than Hunchback of Notre Dame originally. Sad!

Hunchback of Notre Dame was rad, I loved how dark it was, even as a kid. And it was made significantly happier than the source material!
That movie scared the hell out of me.
Yes, exactly! That's why I loved it and love it now as an adult. Its Disney, but with the nightmares cranked up to 11.
29  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Disney's "Pocahontas" was a "both side do it"-themed garbage on: September 10, 2017, 01:18:53 pm
And this fared better than Hunchback of Notre Dame originally. Sad!

Hunchback of Notre Dame was rad, I loved how dark it was, even as a kid. And it was made significantly happier than the source material!
30  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: German Elections & Politics on: September 10, 2017, 12:49:44 pm
So why exactly has Schulz and the SPD crashed?
31  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Randy Bryce (@ironstache) internal shows Paul Ryan in big trouble on: September 10, 2017, 12:47:01 pm
^^^ This is really one of the bigger problems in the post-Sanders era: any candidate who even slightly aligns with Sanders' message or personality basically gets a ton of internet buzz. Outside of some larger-than-usual fundraising for candidates who otherwise wouldn't get a second look because of obvious district composition and candidate quality, it amounts to absolutely nothing tangible in terms of making a district winnable. This is compounded by the fact that it's Ryan's district and so, of course, every cycle we get to hear about how we're going to beat Ryan, McConnell etc.

Ever notice how almost all of these no-name-but-made-great-by-the-grace-of-Sanders candidates find themselves in districts that can't ever be won in the first place? At least it makes for an easy out for explaining the failure of the "netroots" strategy.  
To be fair, in Misty Snow's case, it's not like she'd be competitive in any of Utah's Congressional districts, or in any state house/senate race outside of Salt Lake City. So if she wanted to actually win anything, she'd have to go for those.

But otherwise, I agree that Berniecratic candidate seem to find themselves in a lot of super-Republican districts.
32  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: German federal election, 2017 on: September 10, 2017, 12:40:24 pm
Why exactly did the SPD go back down in the polls again?
33  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Walt Minnick's our guy. on: September 09, 2017, 01:48:37 am
The entire 2020 board is a cancer.
34  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Bannon: Catholic Church needs lillegal aliens to fill the churches on: September 08, 2017, 01:37:41 am
See, this is interesting to me as a Mormon, as there are far-right Mormons who say exactly the same thing about the LDS Church. Right down to the "needs illegal aliens to fill the churches".

You should have seen how they reacted when low-level Mormon leaders in Utah were deported. Seems these guys and Bannon are birds of a feather.
35  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: What wing of the Democratic party would Grover Cleveland be today on: September 08, 2017, 01:26:30 am
He'd be of the Paul/Amash camp of the GOP most likely.


There's a reason Ron Paul thinks he was a great president.
36  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Disney's "Pocahontas" was a "both side do it"-themed garbage on: September 08, 2017, 01:25:01 am
I learned more about Indians from that movie than I ever did in any textbook.  It's a masterpiece.

You're probably being sarcastic, but if you aren't, this explains a lot.
37  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Trump signs Dream act:Does it help or hurt him? on: September 08, 2017, 01:24:10 am
Hurts Trump, helps America.
38  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: HI-GOV: Hanabusa Announces on: September 07, 2017, 05:21:23 pm
I really wish there was a Mormon Democrat who wasn't Mufi Hanneman who could run for Hanabusa's House seat.

Mormon Democrats that aren't blue dogs are great. Reid + the Udall's are pretty much it though.

Mo Denis (one of Reid's many proteges, and the one I wanted to run for Senate), was pretty good too. It's honestly my quest to watch each and every Mormon Democrat running for office, anywhere in the US.

Except for Mufi Hanneman, he's still awful.

Do you not like his job as HLTA? Or his programs for the Honolulu rail project and homelessness while Mayor? Or his support from AFL-CIO?

I really don't get why you don't like him.
He's got a reputation for conservatism in a place that really doesn't need it, and is a perennial candidate.
39  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: What Democrat today has the potential to be like FDR? on: September 07, 2017, 02:08:39 pm
An elderly, weak man who launches the internment of an entire group of people and inefficiently but massively expands the welfare system?

"weak"? The man managed to stay alive WITH POLIO during almost 13 years of being president, in one of the most stressful times to be president.

I'll give you the internment thing because that's genuinely awful, and I'd argue the "inefficient" point with the New Deal.

This. FDR has been thr single most competent and efficient President in this history of the US, issuing sweeping reforms and successfully getting his country through two world-shattering crises, all of this with his sickness.
No Democrat today can emulate him.

I apologize, but romanticization of history is contrary to every principle I possess, and that's why statements like these bother me. Sure, he "helped" people, as long as you weren't black, or Asian, or Native, or a banker, or a small business owner, or a Jew, or a refugee.
Says the formerly pro-Confederate guy.

Also, yes, its true that he wasn't so good for many people (though he did have a Black Cabinet), but his reforms and programs did set in motion the emergence of a coalition including those people. It's not like the Republicans of his time were pro most of those people (besides bankers) anyway.
40  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: WA-8: Reichert retiring on: September 07, 2017, 12:24:32 am
Rossi? Really? The perenial loser? Republicans would be smart to nominate someone fresh.
Rossi really you do realize he WON the governors race in 2004 right?
He won the first count and the second count but on third she narrowly won he tried to get 1 last count and the courts said no he is the rightful governor of Washington.
It's been 13 years.
41  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: What Democrat today has the potential to be like FDR? on: September 06, 2017, 10:23:40 pm
An elderly, weak man who launches the internment of an entire group of people and inefficiently but massively expands the welfare system?

"weak"? The man managed to stay alive WITH POLIO during almost 13 years of being president, in one of the most stressful times to be president.

I'll give you the internment thing because that's genuinely awful, and I'd argue the "inefficient" point with the New Deal.
42  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Who wins the Ohio U.S. Senate Race? on: September 06, 2017, 01:47:27 am
Brown is favored, he's an excellent fit for the state and he's already beaten Mandel once.
43  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Heidi Heitkamp accompanying trump to his tax reform speech on: September 06, 2017, 01:45:20 am
SO her chances of being the 2020 nominee just went from 0.00005% to 0.00001%

Why... Why exactly would she even consider being the nominee? That doesn't appear to be something she's interested in, at all.

As for Heitkamp accompanying Trump, eh, its a super red state. If I had a Dem Senator in Utah, I'd expect them to do things I wouldn't agree with, same with Heitkamp.
44  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: HRC - Sanders helped create "Crooked Hillary", got in the race to disrupt Dems on: September 05, 2017, 10:50:10 am
How about we move on from both Bernie and Hillary? Maybe look to the future, focus on someone new?
45  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: VT-Gov: Ethan Sonneborn (D, age 13) running for governor on: September 04, 2017, 07:38:18 pm
Barron Trump for Governor of New York!
In new York you can vote for a new man...
In new York you can vote for a new man...
NEW YORK!
 Tongue

JUST YOU WAIT!
46  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Politico: Can John Bel Edwards Teach Democrats How to Win in the South? on: September 04, 2017, 07:35:30 pm
--get lucky

Seriously guys, it's not like the Democrats are running pro-choice transgender lesbians in Alabama and that's why they keep losing.

Well, the Utah Democratic Party ran a pro-choice transgender grocery store clerk for Senate in Utah. And a guy for governor who fund-raised off of a musical making fun of Mormonism (with the donation levels "First Wife, Second Wife, Third Wife").

Before that we ran a two-star Army Reserve general who was great on paper but terrible in practice and a retread of the 2000 Senate race for the gubernatorial and senate elections respectively.

Before that we ran a random businessman and the then-Salt Lake County Mayor.

I mean, we're losing both because of the quality of our candidates and the sheer Republican-ness of Utah.
47  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Hispanic Immigrants > Poor Rust Belt Americans on: September 04, 2017, 07:26:24 pm
We're hitting stupidity levels that shouldn't even be possible
48  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: HI-GOV: Hanabusa Announces on: September 03, 2017, 11:05:23 pm
I really wish there was a Mormon Democrat who wasn't Mufi Hanneman who could run for Hanabusa's House seat.

Mormon Democrats that aren't blue dogs are great. Reid + the Udall's are pretty much it though.

Mo Denis (one of Reid's many proteges, and the one I wanted to run for Senate), was pretty good too. It's honestly my quest to watch each and every Mormon Democrat running for office, anywhere in the US.

Except for Mufi Hanneman, he's still awful.
49  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Stefan Molyneux on: September 03, 2017, 10:08:40 pm
Yet its not wrong.
50  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: HI-GOV: Hanabusa Announces on: September 03, 2017, 01:23:37 am
I really wish there was a Mormon Democrat who wasn't Mufi Hanneman who could run for Hanabusa's House seat.
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