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1  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Florida 2014 Congressional Races on: Today at 09:26:49 am
For what it's worth, Patrick Murphy picked up the US Chamber's endorsement today.
2  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Worst County in the Country? Explain why? on: Today at 09:20:43 am
Eliot County, KY.  Poor, depressing, nothing to do and hasn't voted for one Republican nominee from Fremont to Romney!
Funny how that works.  I thought all the racist Democrats joined the GOP. Wink

Duh!  And the only reason was the CRA, it just (for some reason) took those Southern Whites several decades to catch on!

Oh look, you found a friend. Good for you.

Anyways, Elliott County's voting patterns are more attributable to Rocky Adkins than to any grand narrative. Nice try, though.

Mhm.  God forbid any "hick" county be filled with registered Democrats who legitimately buy into the economically populist policies of the DNC, right?  If they're culturally conservative in any way, there has to be some other lurking variable to explain away why you can't trash them as Republicans of the "cling to their guns" type.

I don't see your point. The quality HuffPo profile of Elliott County makes it seem pretty clear that the reason it votes differently from its surrounding areas is Rocky Adkins' (and the entire Adkins family's) influence in state politics and their ability to funnel lots of money into the district (in an area that's very much defined by familial loyalties) that keeps it voting Dem.
3  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Marokai/Antonio V: Let Us Cling Together. on: Today at 07:38:07 am
On behalf of our ticket, we look forward to an engaging and constructive race. Best of luck!
4  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Worst County in the Country? Explain why? on: September 22, 2014, 10:21:04 pm
Eliot County, KY.  Poor, depressing, nothing to do and hasn't voted for one Republican nominee from Fremont to Romney!
Funny how that works.  I thought all the racist Democrats joined the GOP. Wink

Duh!  And the only reason was the CRA, it just (for some reason) took those Southern Whites several decades to catch on!

Oh look, you found a friend. Good for you.

Anyways, Elliott County's voting patterns are more attributable to Rocky Adkins than to any grand narrative. Nice try, though.
5  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What is etymology of you home city/town? on: September 22, 2014, 09:57:31 pm
St. Petersburg, Florida: John C. Williams, former mayor of Detroit, was the first person to buy land in the area, while railway owner and Russian immigrant Peter Demens brought the first rail line. They flipped for the name, Demems won, and he named it after his hometown of St. Petersburg. Williams got to name the first hotel, the Detroit Hotel.
6  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Marvin Mandel v. Wayne Mixson v. Raul Hector Castro on: September 22, 2014, 08:59:06 pm
Mixson, of course.
7  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 1: The Redraft Amendment (Debating) on: September 22, 2014, 04:41:20 pm
I'm cool with offering redrafts - if I recall correctly, it was something I did informally and fairly often as Emperor. Good to get it enshrined and all.
8  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 2: The Necessary Judiciary Changes Amendment (Final Vote) on: September 22, 2014, 04:34:49 pm
This didn't pass, did it Sad

There isn't the majority necessary for passing the amendment through the legislature under whatever rules Hash pushed through; however, we've generally held a rather 'relaxed' opinion on formal legislative procedures here, and those haven't really held sway since - well, since Hash left the legislature.

Aye.

And that should pass it.
9  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The New Irony Ore Mine on: September 21, 2014, 03:23:12 pm
Letting people build shacks on land they don't have legal title to is not ultimately a good policy for anyone.
10  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 1: The Get Em Outta Here! Amendment (Final Vote) on: September 20, 2014, 10:13:02 pm
Aye
11  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Lumine & SJoyce - A New Course for Atlasia on: September 20, 2014, 10:12:13 pm


Former IDS Emperor and Secretary of External Affairs SJoyce speaks in Raleigh, North Carolina


Fellow Atlasians,

When Senator Lumine first approached me for this role, I was hesitant. The role of the Vice President has been one that’s seen many different occupants and just as many different styles and approaches to the job over my time here. Nonetheless, after careful consideration, I’ve decided that the potential to make a significant difference in this game isn’t one that can be passed up. And so, I’m here today to proudly announce that I will be running for Vice President alongside Lumine, and to ask for your support of our ticket.

I’m under no illusions that this is the perfect ticket. Both Lumine and myself have some mistakes and losses on our records - hell, we disagree with each other on a number of issues. So why, then, am I here? I’m here because, despite any disagreements and despite any missteps, this ticket and this candidate is one that can make a difference. I see in Lumine someone who’s committed to working to make this game better, someone who’s committed to progress, someone who’s fundamentally committed to a better game. I believe this administration will be one of activity, of engagement, of involvement, and I’m glad to be standing here today in support.

We have many challenges before us. Attempting to maintain the balance we need to have between government and private business for a successful economy, continuing to push against the ongoing threat of climate change, and developing better healthcare, education, and infrastructure for future generations; all these and more are long-term challenges that any new President will face. But I believe a Lumine administration is more than ready for the challenge, and more than willing to work with all other parties to get there. This will be an administration of bold decisions, but it will also be one of consensus and unity.

I look forward to an engaging and energetic campaign, and, if all goes right, an active and productive administration. Thank you all.

-SJoyce
12  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Candidate Declaration Thread on: September 20, 2014, 10:10:10 pm
I will be a candidate for Vice President alongside Lumine.
13  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: IDS September 2014 Election on: September 20, 2014, 03:11:12 pm
Legislator (3 Seats to Fill):
[3] Pingvin (Fed-TX)
[2] Duke (Fed-TX)
[1] SJoyce (TPP-NC)
[4] Flo (Lab-MS)

Voting to approve PiT (Fed-LA) for Magistrate:
[X] Aye
[] Nay
[] Abstain
14  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: All US/Canadian big 4 pro teams ranked on: September 20, 2014, 01:52:28 pm
Local teams are 6, 35, and 84 (Lightning, Rays, Bucs).
15  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: College Football Pick'em- 2014 style on: September 20, 2014, 10:44:02 am
Alabama
BYU
Navy
Utah
Mizzou
LSU
Arkansas
Oklahoma
USC
Nebraska
Clemson
Arizona
16  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Dems turn on DWS on: September 17, 2014, 10:01:28 pm
Hopefully our gubernatorial nominee in 2018 if Crist loses. And before someone says she can't win, this would only be after the moderate hero (Crist) lost.

Assuming a Crist loss, my bet would be on someone like Bob Buckhorn or Buddy Dyer, or even Alvin Brown. I'm skeptical of DWS's ability to win statewide.
17  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Lumine for President! - A New Course for Atlasia on: September 16, 2014, 06:24:15 am
Endorsed!
18  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 1: The Get Em Outta Here! Amendment (Debating) on: September 16, 2014, 06:13:27 am
I'd approve going back to the older system of only appointing a Defender of the Realm if necessary to defend the region.
19  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What type of climate do you live in? on: September 15, 2014, 07:10:21 pm
Humid subtropical frequently verging on tropical monsoon.
20  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Sweden election results thread (Sept 14, 2014) on: September 14, 2014, 06:06:00 pm
I wonder how Lund voted?

You can get specific results (in English) from Expressen.
21  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Post Dissolution Elections: October 2012 on: September 14, 2014, 04:03:08 pm
I recall with fondness the days when I led a major political party.

As do I. Still kinda miss the Bloc.
22  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Sweden election results thread (Sept 14, 2014) on: September 14, 2014, 02:43:19 pm
Assuming neither side gets enough for a majority or a stable minority gov't, is there going to be a grand coalition between the Social Democrats and Moderates?
Sweden's not at it yet. It's still pretty much a taboo in this context. So not if they can find any other way of dealing with the situation.

Is there any chance for Löfven to negotiate a coalition agreement with Centre or FP?
23  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Cuomo v. Teachout on: September 13, 2014, 08:57:17 pm
^ You're a racist. Really no other term can fit it. It's like a white person saying they'll never date a non-white person.

Eh, pretty sure his position is more like a Swede saying they'd never date a non-Swede (or a Swede that doesn't speak Swedish), or an Italian saying they'd never date a non-Italian, etc. That doesn't make it less objectionable, but it's not strictly race-based either.
24  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 2: Ratification Process Alteration Resolution (Debating) on: September 12, 2014, 11:18:50 am
Aye
25  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 1: IDS Sports Venue Reform (Final Vote) on: September 12, 2014, 10:58:39 am
Aye.
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