Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
August 30, 2016, 08:12:54 am
HomePredMockPollEVCalcAFEWIKIHelpLogin Register
News: Please delete your old personal messages.

  Show Posts
Pages: 1 2 3 [4] 5 6 7 8 9 ... 280
76  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Trump exposes Trump - lol on: August 11, 2016, 09:27:59 am
Quote

Call me curious. Why exactly do you people support him? Because he doesn't really have an opinion about anything, just whatever he's feeling that day? Because he's entertaining?

?

Well, a) that's how I tend to be and b ) the earlier post opinions are clearly his true opinions so far has he has any in the time lapse portions.  I like that he's so obviously mocking Republicans.

What a disgustingly reckless way to cast your vote when there are real people out there who have everything to lose as a result of the fun little statement you think you will make by electing a troll.
77  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Is the U.S. ready for the first woman president? on: August 11, 2016, 02:39:34 am
Yes I'm ready for Condi Rice as president. 

A libertarian wants one of the achitects of George W. Bush's foreign policy to be president...?
78  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Is the U.S. ready for the first woman president? on: August 10, 2016, 04:12:30 pm
It is extremely unfortunate, however, that it has to be that woman, who most voters believe is untrustworthy, but the other choice is no better.

You realize a large chunk of these opinions are mostly conditioned by gender, right?

We have never had a woman come so close to the presidency before. She has been on the radar for years and she's still taking a bruising. I imagine people will be going on about the same "trust issues" and "likability problems" of the next serious female contender for the office of the president, too.
79  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Is the U.S. ready for the first woman president? on: August 10, 2016, 04:06:24 pm
No, I don't think so. But they will get one this time anyway.
80  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Should 2nd Amendment People do something about Clinton? on: August 10, 2016, 10:55:12 am
It's a mistake. Mistakes happen. You take your lumps, issue a clarifying statement and move on.

It's pretty darn clear what Hillary said during that speech. Of course her rivals are going to pick on her about it. It's politics.

Trump was inartful today. Nothing more. Nothing less. He was not advocating anything close to what you leftists claim. He issued a clarifying statement. Of course the left and their DNC presttitutes will make a huge story about this. Trump will take his lumps and move on. Again, it's politics.

I think you need a hearing aid, among other things.

Let's start with a brain and then go for the hearing aid.
81  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: #HotTake on impact of 2A comments on: August 09, 2016, 10:06:01 pm
It is obvious what he meant, but of course the usual suspects are out in force. Roll Eyes
82  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: How likely is this result? on: August 09, 2016, 10:43:00 am
83  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of this shirt on: August 08, 2016, 11:29:40 pm
Pretty ugly for a vintage tee.
84  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Would you rather live in Massachusetts or Maine? on: August 08, 2016, 11:24:49 pm
I'd need to be at least decently close to a big city. So Massachusetts. Unless there are very socially liberal cities of around 125,000 people like Kingston, Ontario.
85  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Clinton challenges Trump to show up at all 3 scheduled debates - will he? on: August 08, 2016, 11:02:41 pm
Either way, it's a no-win situation for Trump.
86  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential General Election Polls / Re: Monmouth National Poll: Clinton +12/+13 on: August 08, 2016, 06:24:09 pm
Beautiful poll! I'll really start getting excited if we're still seeing polls like this in a few weeks though.

I'm excited because it means that even if we're in a high period for Clinton, her "natural average" can't be too much lower. Which means it would take a lot to bring her any lower than, say, +5. And if that's the case, it means Trump will be forced to debate, which I image will only lead to a bigger bump for Clinton.

Just imagine if she goes into the first debate at +12 nationally and creams Trump. Places like Missouri, South Carolina, and maybe even Indiana or Texas could seriously be up for grabs if she manages to get to something like +15 or +16.
87  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Lief? on: August 07, 2016, 11:47:56 am
gay
88  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Canada General Discussion: Trudeau II on: August 07, 2016, 11:41:41 am
So, I volunteered at the Liberal tent at a Korean heritage festival in Burnaby South yesterday. I had a decent time, but I have to say that I completely underestimated a certain phenomenon at play in federal election politics today. An old lady—a frequent volunteer for the party—pointed it out and I scoffed because I thought it was kind of an insulting way to think of female voters, but through the day it proved to be surprisingly insightful: Women really, legitimately swoon over Justin Trudeau. And the Liberal Party knows it, so virtually all of their branding goes heavy on using his name and picture.

We gave out gigantic posters of his face, little post cards of his face, buttons with his face on them... and women would come and get so giddy and take everything. They took photos with the large sign panel of Trudeau. It's astounding to me. And sadly, I highly doubt they could have told me much of anything about his policies.

Is it a big factor? I don't know. But Trudeau has an image that will be very, very difficult to tarnish, especially now that he has the incumbency on his side. The whole thing put a very sour taste in my mouth. And although I will probably vote Liberal in the next election, I continue to be, uh... not the biggest fan of the Prime Minister. It was great to see him and his perfect family at Pride last weekend, but I can't get over some things about the guy and how his image has been constructed and received.

But I remain convinced that he could literally be the prime minister for decades.
89  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: TransCanada files $15-billion NAFTA claim over U.S. rejection of Keystone XL on: August 07, 2016, 11:30:14 am
Good.
90  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Have you ever cheated on a significant other? / Is cheating always wrong? on: August 06, 2016, 01:44:41 am
Thanks to everyone for their kind words.

I suppose I have just recently been thinking that even though my dad kind of "pulled the trigger" by doing a bad thing, there is still blame to go around, and the situation could speak to his genuine unhappiness with my mom. It doesn't excuse him for being a poor communicator and making mistakes, but I don't know how exactly the disloyalty unfolded, and... if it's what he wanted, it's what he wanted.

I don't have to like it, but I accept it's a legitimate reflection of issues in their marriage.

I think that's a very mature and forgiving way to look at it (and I mean 'forgiving' in the best way), and certainly more equanimous than I'd probably be able to manage if one of my parents cheated.

Thanks Nathan. Although I don't know if I'd even say I forgive him. I wouldn't even say I particularly like him right now. I just kind of "get it" is all, and I appreciate that a good but unhappy person could still find themselves caught up in doing a horrible thing.

It doesn't help that my mom is infinitely divorceable in her own right.

Let's just say I'm happy to be away from it all in Vancouver. Tongue
91  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Trump's campaign manager Manafort supports Paul Ryan for president (gaffe?) on: August 04, 2016, 11:05:00 am
Maybe he meant to insinuate that Ryan would make a good president when he's much older.
92  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Conservative Party of Canada Leadership Race Megathread-May 27th 2017 on: August 03, 2016, 04:10:12 pm
I won't be supporting any of them.

Instead I'll be volunteering for Hedy Fry this Saturday. Wink

What can I say? She had cute guys in the Pride parade last Sunday.
93  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Have you ever cheated on a significant other? / Is cheating always wrong? on: August 03, 2016, 03:55:00 pm
Thanks to everyone for their kind words.

I suppose I have just recently been thinking that even though my dad kind of "pulled the trigger" by doing a bad thing, there is still blame to go around, and the situation could speak to his genuine unhappiness with my mom. It doesn't excuse him for being a poor communicator and making mistakes, but I don't know how exactly the disloyalty unfolded, and... if it's what he wanted, it's what he wanted.

I don't have to like it, but I accept it's a legitimate reflection of issues in their marriage.
94  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Clinton's cabinet on: August 03, 2016, 12:22:30 pm
Uh why wouldn't people take to have a 50% woman cabinet seriously? If Lil' Justin can do it up in Canada I don't see why we can't.

Because it's prioritizing filling a diversity quota over maximizing the domestic and foreign capabilities of the most powerful nation on the planet?  I figured it was just another empty campaign promise when she made it to try to get Canadians on board.

There are plenty of capable and qualified women. Having a cabinet that reflects the diversity of the country is not a recipe for incompetence.
95  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Updated Ceilings For Both Candidates on: August 03, 2016, 12:16:13 pm
I don't think this makes much sense. The whole point of ceilings is to demonstrate a candidate's best results if hypothetically everything goes right for that candidate. Why should this change based off of a candidate's week-to-week polling?

It's possible Trump has now done irreparable damage to himself.
96  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Reince is 'apoplectic' over Trump's refusal to back Ryan, GOP may turn on Trump on: August 02, 2016, 10:43:29 pm
Funny how the final straw might not be his race-baiting attacks on a federal judge, calls for Russia to hack the emails of a former Secretary of State, or the heartless, sexist, and Islamophobic attacks on the grieving family of a fallen American hero, but rather the refusal to endorse Paul Ryan. Says a lot about the GOP leadership, really.

An unfortunate kernel of truth.

Also, Trump is quickly making a landslide scenario more and more possible for HRC.

If she can somehow win the House, she has the potential to go down as a better president than Obama.

This is big.
97  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Trump won't release his tax returns because he has donated to NAMBLA? on: August 02, 2016, 11:05:05 am
I have also heard these rumblings from a number of credible sources.
98  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Trump Gets the Purple Heart on: August 02, 2016, 10:50:01 am
The depths of idiocy in some people know no bounds.

I have a strong feeling this happening will only further frustrate reasonable people.
99  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Did anyone else get really nostalgic during the Obama/Clinton hug? on: August 02, 2016, 12:17:02 am
To the OP: Immeasurably yes. <3
100  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Have you ever cheated on a significant other? / Is cheating always wrong? on: August 01, 2016, 10:31:32 pm
Options 3 and 4.  I would urge you not to do that, Hagrid.  Imagine how you would feel if your SO cheated on you, too - not just in general.  Be honest if the relationship isn't as good as you wanted it to.

(I do believe that victims of abuse have a good reason, though.)

FTR, I am not considering cheating. I am interested in gauging whether this is a common thing and deciding if my dad is a complete SOB or just a bit of one.
Pages: 1 2 3 [4] 5 6 7 8 9 ... 280


Login with username, password and session length

Logout

Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines