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1  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: Feel the Franken on: Today at 12:30:07 am
I feel as if I deserve to be included in at least one of these forum threads as the resident True Leftist.
2  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: How would you describe the previous poster's ideology? on: Today at 12:19:21 am
Left-Liberal/Future Socialist
3  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of JerryArkansas on: September 25, 2017, 09:18:08 pm
He's turned into a really obnoxious SJW over the years.  HP.
So shameful to see progressives throw around "Social Justice Warrior" like it's an insult. This stuff does actually matter to people. I'm sure folks from many quarters would see the person you've become and call you a sad freak. That's not okay, and the people who'd be on your side are the ones you deride as "SJWs." Disappointing.

I have a question for you, Hagrid; which person, broadly speaking, based off of the following traits, generally has a harder time living in the US?:
1) A muslim living in a major metropolitan area (say, NYC) making six figures
2) A straight white male making $25,000/yr in East Kentucky

What kind of stupid question is that? No one is arguing that it's #1.

I mean, I haven't seen either JerryArkansas or HagridOfTheDeep explicitly argue for that, but I'd be surprised if they believed otherwise.
4  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Klobuchars coming out party: the CNN health care debate on: September 25, 2017, 09:15:25 pm
The stream I was watching gave out. RIP.

What's with the avatar change? Smiley

I somehow agreed with ProgressiveCanadian; I no longer have to wear the Democrat badge of shame.

Yaas Queen
5  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of the previous poster's signature: Return of the Jedi on: September 25, 2017, 08:33:52 pm
Obviously the liberal obsession with Russia is annoying and, more than anything else, laughably tedious, but the idea that Democrats are risking starting WWIII with Russia is basically just alt-right propaganda.
6  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Are private schools fundamentally lower quality education compared to public? on: September 25, 2017, 08:11:34 pm

Children should not be given better (or worse) education based on the financial status of their parents.

Do you want to ban the hiring of private tutors and learning centers like Kumon as well then? 

Ideally additional instruction would be provided solely by the schools themselves.
7  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Are private schools fundamentally lower quality education compared to public? on: September 25, 2017, 07:57:46 pm

Children should not be given better (or worse) education based on the financial status of their parents.
8  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Are private schools fundamentally lower quality education compared to public? on: September 25, 2017, 07:39:31 pm
Private schools should be banned.
9  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of JerryArkansas on: September 25, 2017, 02:13:01 am
My favorite JerryArkansas take was that I was racist for criticizing ex-Obama aides (who, for the record, are white) for becoming union-busters and the like. He's basically a microcosm of everything wrong with the modern American "Left".
10  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: When do the following parties leave power in their respective countries? on: September 24, 2017, 09:16:21 pm
CDU -2021

Care to revise this prediction following recent events?
11  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of German political parties on: September 24, 2017, 07:06:03 pm
The SPD isn't a left-wing party, it's a liberal party that has only recently "committed" to reversing Agenda 2010. I also don't see how Corbyn, Melenchon etc. have  "deranged activist followings" (lol wtf) either. What does that even mean?

Anyway, all of them are pretty terrible except for Die Linke, of which my opinion of neutral. The residual Stalinist elements leave much to be desired. The CDU is a conservative party which makes it automatically terrible, the AfD is a menace but not quite as horrible as, say, FN, and the Greens are just another useless liberal party.
12  General Politics / Individual Politics / Opinion of the Social Democratic Party of Germany on: September 24, 2017, 03:55:09 pm
Relevant.
13  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: German Federal Election - Sept. 24 - Results Thread on: September 24, 2017, 03:38:01 pm
I assume by Merkel's record, both the FDP and Greens will fall out of parliament next election?

Considering this is Merkel's last term in government,  the landscape will be much different come the next election.

When did she announce this?
14  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Hillary Clinton's "What Happened" sells more than 300,000 copies in first week. on: September 21, 2017, 12:10:44 am
The visceral hatred of Hillary Clinton on the American Right absolutely has to do (in part) with sexism. The reason the Left despises her, however, has absolutely nothing to do with her gender and it's intellectually dishonest to claim otherwise. I mean, come on, she was literally on the board of WalMart for Christ's sake. Her genitalia is in no way related to Jacobin or myself's dislike of her.
15  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Trumpcare Megathread: Parliamentarian rules reconciliation expires September 30 on: September 20, 2017, 03:51:34 pm
Now, Berniecare is full-blown single-payer socialism. It is his dream and that's where Democrats are going."


>Full blown socialism
>System most western countries have
Choose one.
Seriously, the only GOP Senators I have some respect left for are Murkowski, Collins and McCain.

In spite of me having a socialist avatar(I'll probably change that soon), I actually am alarmed by the conflation of socialism and social democracy because it will either make social democracy less popular or actual totalitarian socialism more popular, both of which are not good outcomes for me.

Social Democracy is (at least nominally) a form of socialism.
16  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Marty Memorial for Absurd & Ignorant Posts VII on: September 20, 2017, 03:23:41 pm
I would argue that the earliest Millennials started to be born during the mid-1970s.  With Mook being born in 1979, I think that puts him squarely within Generation Y/early Millennial territory.

However, even if you think that the oldest Millennials weren't born until the 1980s, Mook can still be seen as a cultural Millennial due to his associations with Milleannial thought/ideas.  In a way, Mook could be seen as somewhat analogous to John Lennon - who, even though he was born in 1940, is definitely culturally connected to the Baby Boomers and not the Silent Generation. 
17  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: FiveThirtyEight's "Way-Too-Early 2020 Democratic Primary Draft" on: September 20, 2017, 12:35:45 pm
Where's Cuomo and McAuliffe? 

Looks about right...Warren and Sanders are front-runners. Clintonism is dead

A Clintonite will win.  These are the Democrats were talking about after-all.  Booker, Harris, Cuomo, Klobuchar, Gillibrand, etc.

Cuomo has absolutely potential path in the primary and shouldn't even be seriously discussed as a viable contender.
18  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Barack Obama on: September 19, 2017, 10:48:39 pm
My opinion has shifted from Meh to Bad.

19  General Politics / Individual Politics / When do the following parties leave power in their respective countries? on: September 19, 2017, 09:50:27 pm
Liberal Democratic Party - Japan
Bharatiya Janata Party - India
Christian Democratic Union - Germany
African National Congress - South Africa
Justice and Development Party - Turkey
Likud - Israel

Liberal Party - Canada
En Marche! - France
People's Party for Freedom and Democracy - The Netherlands
People's Party - Spain

[Bonus!] Workers' Party of Korea - North Korea
20  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: YouGov: Most Democrats don't want Sanders to run again on: September 19, 2017, 09:43:28 pm
And yet I was ridiculed when I said that the next Democratic nominee won't be in the mold of Bernie Sanders (who got crushed in 2016, something many people like to forget)

I mean, establishment cuck Mitt Romney trounced his hard-right opponents handily in 2012 only for Trump to win the nomination four years later with someone arguably even more right-wing (Cruz) being the only one to give him a run for his money.

Anyway, it's obviously true that a majority of Democrats don't want him to run again, but when he does announce (which is likelier than not) he'll almost certainly be the instant frontrunner.

This poll has Sanders at a 44% favorability with 18-29 year olds and 27% not sure LOL. Did they try to push the undecideds at all?

I didn't even notice this - if this is true (I'm too lazy to open up another tab; socialists like myself have no intuition after all) than most of this thread is basically just straw-grasping. Come to think of it, this thread actually reminds me a lot of the desperate late-2015/early-2016 threads by NeverTrumpers trying to convince themselves that EVERYTHING IS FINE.
21  General Politics / Individual Politics / Opinion of J. Posadas on: September 18, 2017, 10:45:24 pm
The only good Trot tbh.
22  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Wage Labor is Slavery on: September 18, 2017, 10:29:14 pm
23  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Norwegian election, 2017 on: September 18, 2017, 03:45:52 pm
Feel the Bjorn.
24  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: MD-Gov Kamenetz in on: September 18, 2017, 02:32:27 pm
Jealous will probably lose the primary but I'd be interested in hearing our resident MDers takes on his chances.
25  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Kshama Sawant is the one on: September 17, 2017, 08:19:01 pm
Only here have I heard Gavin Newsom be called a Blue Dog DINO and be compared to Joe Manchin.

Is this the most bizarre non sequtur in Atlas history?
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