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76  General Politics / Individual Politics / Florida Statewide Primaries, 2014 on: August 07, 2014, 08:25:30 pm
Thought this would be interesting. You have one vote for each matchup, the respective party Gov primaries and the Democratic AG race.

I'm voting Yinka in the GOP race, Crist for the Dems for obvious reasons, and Sheldon seems a bit better than Thurston for AG.
77  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 2: IDS Fine Act (Debating) on: August 07, 2014, 06:33:06 pm
How about having the money redistributed to local governments by population size? I'm of the opinion that the money should end up with the local governments; they have too few good ways for raising revenue as it is.

Except that's the issue Nix raises - then it goes directly to the treasury of the people who pay the salaries of most law enforcement officials. I support the charity option, though I worry about the possibility of it going to a corrupt charity (ex: I give it to a 501(c)(3) backing my re-election).
78  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Florida 2014 Congressional Races on: August 07, 2014, 04:11:13 pm
Try this.
79  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Florida 2014 Congressional Races on: August 07, 2014, 02:27:33 pm
New maps are up. Corrine Brown's district drops from 50 to 48% black VAP but still stretches from Jacksonville to Orlando.

And no link?

Here you go.

Here's all the fancy numbers for the data nerds.
80  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Florida 2014 Congressional Races on: August 07, 2014, 02:08:43 pm
New maps are up. Corrine Brown's district drops from 50 to 48% black VAP but still stretches from Jacksonville to Orlando.
81  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The People's Party August Convention - Now Open - WAKEY-WAKEY on: August 05, 2014, 07:14:55 pm
xSJoyce
82  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: Jameson County Recruitment Thread on: August 05, 2014, 02:08:59 pm
Character Name: Dr. Michael A. Wilcox
Area: Hensley
Political Party: Democratic
Religion: Methodist (St. John's)
Occupation: Principal at Hensley Middle, District 2 school board member
Description: Michael A. Wilcox, age 44, moved to Hensley shortly after completing his doctorate to take the job of principal at Hensley Middle. He is married to his wife, Julie, but has no children of his own. He's very involved in the church community, as well as among the parents of his school, and lives near the school and church. He's fairly affluent, and liberal-leaning but largely apolitical. He ran for school board upon the urging of several of his friends and has found a passion for education policy. He is currently in his second term on the board, most of which he has focused on getting more money for Hensley schools. He has a polite but brisk and professional personality, as suits a school administrator.
83  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Obama: 'We tortured some folks' on: August 02, 2014, 01:48:00 pm
"We enhancedly interrogated some folks."
84  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: July 2014 Federal Special Election - At-Large Senate on: August 02, 2014, 11:44:04 am
1. Matt
2. Dr. Cynic
3. Mechaman
4. Poirot
85  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 1: Recognizing Excellence in Leadership Resolution (Final Vote) on: August 02, 2014, 11:27:27 am
Aye.
86  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Judge invalidates Florida's congressional districts, appeal is likely on: August 02, 2014, 08:38:52 am
Redraw has been mandated by mid-August.

Wonderful! Smiley

Actually, this is probably awful. Sure, we might get another House seat out of it, but it means the Legislature will be called into special session to redraw the maps. Legislators, including vulnerable Democratic incumbents (Clelland, Zimmermann, Danish, Sachs), are forbidden from fundraising during session. If GOP leadership in the Legislature causes the session to drag on for a few weeks, we could see a fundraising gap open (or, in most cases, widen further) in those races, and if the Republicans pick up 1 State Senate seat and 5 House seats they've got a supermajority in both chambers and the Governor's race was for nothing.

That will only be for two years; this redistricting will be in place for eight. Besides, wouldn't both parties be hurt equally by the lack of fundraising?

No, since it's only a ban on fundraising for incumbents - challengers are free to continue to raise, and there's a lot more seats with vulnerable Dem incumbents than potential Dem pickups.
87  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Judge invalidates Florida's congressional districts, appeal is likely on: August 02, 2014, 08:08:38 am
Redraw has been mandated by mid-August.

Wonderful! Smiley

Actually, this is probably awful. Sure, we might get another House seat out of it, but it means the Legislature will be called into special session to redraw the maps. Legislators, including vulnerable Democratic incumbents (Clelland, Zimmermann, Danish, Sachs), are forbidden from fundraising during session. If GOP leadership in the Legislature causes the session to drag on for a few weeks, we could see a fundraising gap open (or, in most cases, widen further) in those races, and if the Republicans pick up 1 State Senate seat and 5 House seats they've got a supermajority in both chambers and the Governor's race was for nothing.
88  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Who will win in FL? on: August 02, 2014, 08:04:46 am
I honestly don't think anyone here actually LIKES either of these guys, unlike how some here fantasize about another President Clinton and such.

I know SJoyce loves Crist, he'd probably support him even when he was a republican.

Yeah, that's probably true - hometown hero and all.

I'm saying Crist by 2-3 and a Sarvisesque performance from Wyllie.
89  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: Clash of Kings, an ASOIAF Game (Gameplay - 300 AL (2) - The Winds of Winter) on: August 01, 2014, 10:13:35 pm
 
Oh, isn't Shireen Baratheon around as well? I don't think she was ever killed off.

Also 11.

There is Mya Baratheon, as well.

Has something tragic happened to Loras?

I'd have the eight Sandsnakes to offer as well Tongue

... all of them? Or just one?

Out of curiousity, which Frey?  There are so many of them Tongue  

For that I reccommend the wiki. I've done a lot of research for the game, but I refuse to even take a look at Walder Frey's family and decide which one is actually open to marriage and so forth. That said, Roslin Frey is now Robb's Queen and Fat Walda is still there, xD

Oh gods.

Thank you all for your suggestions - I'll probably finish up some business and then head north, where there's a number of noted families with marriageable children. If I find nothing I'll return south.
90  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: IDS 2: IDS Fine Act (Debating) on: August 01, 2014, 06:54:49 pm
I'd be alright with this.
91  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Judge invalidates Florida's congressional districts, appeal is likely on: August 01, 2014, 06:13:27 pm
Redraw has been mandated by mid-August.
92  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: Clash of Kings, an ASOIAF Game (Gameplay - 300 AL (2) - The Winds of Winter) on: July 30, 2014, 09:25:30 pm
Arya Stark is still around, right? Anyway, if you're looking for potential matches, there are always Freys around.

She's 11! Littlefinger is creepy but in the kinda-creepy-dating-a-teenager way, not the full-on dating-an-actual-child way.
93  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: Clash of Kings, an ASOIAF Game (Gameplay - 300 AL (2) - The Winds of Winter) on: July 30, 2014, 09:11:13 pm
Semi-OOC: is it just me, or do the Great Houses lack many marriage prospects? There's no Baratheons, Targaryens, Arryns, or Lannisters of marriagable age, the only Tyrell not yet married appears to be Elinor (who's from a junior branch and betrothed), the only Tully is a widow, the only Stark is missing - the only two options here are Arianne Martell or Asha Greyjoy. This'll be fun.
94  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Coalition for the Protection of Gun Rights (CPGR)- Endorsement vote! on: July 30, 2014, 04:57:45 pm
1. Matt from VT
2. Mechaman
3. Dr. Cynic
95  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: SSM ban in Dade County, Florida overturned on: July 26, 2014, 01:54:51 am
So, SSM is allowed in Miami and the keys?

The decision was immediately stayed, so not really.
96  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Rep. David Jolly (R-FL) announces SSM support on: July 22, 2014, 03:12:01 pm
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During that interview, Tampa Bay Times reporter Adam Smith asked Jolly, “You’re OK if Florida said and voters decided same sex marriage is fine?”

“I am,” Jolly responded.

Not really news, but eh. More power to Jolly. If I'm going to be represented by a Republican I'm happy it's one of the less objectionable ones.
97  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: Clash of Kings, an ASOIAF Game (Gameplay - 299 AL (4) - The Gates of Winter) on: July 20, 2014, 08:33:05 am
It'd be kinda weird to play as Euron after he killed me, so I'll be Baelish.
98  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: IDS July 2014 Regional Election on: July 18, 2014, 10:34:52 pm
[1]SJoyce
[2]WI: Oak Hills
[3]coyolxauhqui
99  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Local Office of IDS Emperor Scott - Salisbury, NC (WE NEED LEG. CANDIDATES!!!) on: July 18, 2014, 10:34:10 pm
The only thing that'll kill discussion and the desire to run for re-election quicker in the Legislature than healthcare is another one of SJoyce's education bills. Tongue

Don't give me ideas Tongue
100  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Florida Megathread on: July 17, 2014, 11:44:18 am
Annette Taddeo-Goldstein
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