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76  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Florida Megathread on: June 12, 2015, 10:59:38 am
Jane Castor, Tampa's first female and first openly LGBT police chief, has changed her registration to Democratic. Could be an interesting mayoral candidate a few years down the road.
77  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Kirk: Lndsey Graham is a "bro with no ho" on: June 12, 2015, 08:55:24 am
I absolutely don't understand what it means???

Kirk is taking a shot at Graham's lack of a wife or girlfriend by using words commonly thought of as African-American slang, then explaining that his statement is what Graham would be called in the largely African-American area of his hometown of Chicago. It's offensive because Kirk, a wealthy white man from the North Shore, thinks he can channel African-American vernacular, and in doing so implies that most of the people who live on the South Side refer to men as "bros" and women as "hos" (a flagrantly sexist term for a prostitute).
78  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1944 Election (The Hearse at Monticello) on: June 11, 2015, 06:27:55 pm
Wallace/Pepper - can't vote against Claude Pepper
79  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Lincoln Chafee independent bid on: June 11, 2015, 04:29:06 pm
Bloomberg's previous statement on running for President does seem to only have addressed whether he'd run as an independent, and his rationale for not running is just that he couldn't win. Still probably won't happen, but not totally out of the picture.
80  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: FL-Sen: Murphy In on: June 10, 2015, 09:54:15 am
New St. Leo poll:

Generic D has a 3-point lead over generic R for the Senate race, 42-39. Murphy leads the primary 27-24 over Grayson. The Republican field is clearly led by Bill McCollum (16%), with various others (Miller, CLC, DeSantis, Jolly) within a point or two of 7%, with Gaetz and LeMieux a few points behind them. In test matchups, Murphy hovers around 33%, with various Republicans around 14%.
81  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Jeb Bush: "Unwed mothers should be publicly shamed." on: June 09, 2015, 10:12:58 pm
Jeb's not advocating implementing the Scarlet Letter treatment for single mothers.

The problem with this statement is that, when he was governor, the Legislature actually did implement the Scarlet Letter treatment for single mothers.
82  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Favorite University Series: Eastern Pennsylvania edition on: June 09, 2015, 06:47:37 pm
Swarthmore, naturally. Probably my top choice this fall, if the admissions staff and the financial aid folks are both feeling merciful.
83  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Jeb Bush: "Unwed mothers should be publicly shamed." on: June 09, 2015, 03:07:21 pm
I liked the part of his book where he attributed school shootings to a lack of corporal punishment in schools.
84  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1944 Conventions (The Hearse at Monticello) on: June 09, 2015, 02:25:42 pm
Barkley/Pepper!
85  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The CrabCake Bureau of Funny Post Archival on: June 08, 2015, 08:09:41 am
The best part of that post was CountryClassSF enthusiastically agreeing with whatever the hell t_host was saying.
86  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Did You Have a Course On Your State's History In School? on: June 07, 2015, 11:40:25 pm
My school offers, as an elective, a year of "St. Pete History". It's pretty cool, and as far as I know exclusive to the high school. They get to go on tours downtown and stuff pretty often.
87  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: What are your Senators' Specialties/Focuses? on: June 07, 2015, 04:55:52 pm
Going to space and running for President.
88  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Graham: Jenner is welcome in my GOP on: June 07, 2015, 04:28:07 pm
It's pretty well known that Lindsey Graham is a decent guy - his ideas on anything outside the borders of the country is very, very questionable, but as far as domestic affairs go, he's not awful at all.
89  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Strategic Atlas Vision Poll (June) - General election on: June 06, 2015, 08:02:57 pm
I don't think I could truly experience freshman year at any of the weird liberal arts colleges I'm applying to without at least voting Green.
90  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: BREAKING SCANDAL - NYT say Rubio has had 4 traffic tickets in 18 years! on: June 05, 2015, 05:46:26 pm
Only that many? In Miami, no less. Probably a good story for Rubio, though it does make him seem unrelatable.
91  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Jeb plans June 15 announcement on: June 05, 2015, 12:36:33 pm
I'll be in Miami on June 15th for a college tour. Wonder if I'll see Jeb.
92  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Iowa Democratic Caucus -- Atlas Edition on: June 05, 2015, 10:23:58 am
#Chafeementum
93  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: FL-Sen: Murphy In on: June 05, 2015, 09:39:18 am
Would McCollum fare well in the general election or is he just too old by now?

Anecdotally, the people that I know are very much hoping for McCollum to run. Of course, they're all Democrats, so take that as you will.
94  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Would you allow a cop to search your car without a warrant? on: June 03, 2015, 09:38:23 pm
A man's home is his castle, but his car is legally fair game. Unless they are living quarters, motor vehicles do not require a search warrant.

Well, in that case, US law is wrong.

They don't require a search warrant, but there is the same requirement for probable cause before a search can be conducted.
95  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Post your NEW VoteMatch Grid! on: June 03, 2015, 08:37:10 pm
96  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1940 Conventions (The Hearse at Monticello) on: June 02, 2015, 06:10:47 pm
Rankin/O'Mahoney
97  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Atlas Morality vs. Average American Morality on: June 02, 2015, 03:29:50 pm
Pre-marital sex: Unacceptable
Having a baby out of wedlock: Acceptable

Huh
98  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Will the Libertarian Party ever win a seat in the House or Senate? on: June 02, 2015, 11:27:15 am
I could see it with a locally popular candidate, where the win is more of a personal vote.

Perhaps if someone like Amash got primaried by someone popular with the GOP establishment but relatively unknown or unpopular in his district, as was speculated could happen last year, he could return to Congress on the Libertarian line in an Alaska 1990 situation.
99  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Police Brutality Megathread on: June 02, 2015, 01:53:16 am
Police shoot and kill college student in Long Beach.

The kid took shrooms at a party, had a bad reaction, fell out a window. His friends call 911 to get him some medical assistance, because he's bleeding and confused. Cops show up and order him to stop and raise his hands, but he's confused and injured - "like a bird with a broken wing" - and doesn't comply. The officer tazed and then shot him, despite friends at the scene telling the officer he was unarmed and begging him not to shoot.

Anecdotally, he was a great guy. I didn't know him personally, but I competed in the same debate event he coached, and I've competed against several of his students before; he was part of the debate community. Really dedicated to helping others. His goal was to become a public defender.
100  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Joe Republic Bureau of Funny Post Archival on: June 02, 2015, 12:19:04 am
Then we can all watch the Bush/Kasich/Paul/Pataki/Ehrlichslide in the general Smiley (Hopefully Republicans don't nominate someone besides these five)

Note: at this point I'm assuming Wulfric is an elaborate parody of a moderate hero. No real human being could use the word Ehrlichslide, right?
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