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1  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: NV-Gravis: Masto and Titus leading all GOPers, except Sandoval. on: March 31, 2015, 09:27:35 pm
Nevada Democrats will screw this up. Probably by nominating Titus.

I don't think so, Dems want the strongest nominee, and Mastro is the one candidate akin to a Lisa Madigan, Attny General that knows how to run a strong campaign and get things done in DC.
The LEADERSHIP wants a strong nominee. The actual voters tend to pick dirt, otherwise known as Shelley Berkley.

Shelley Berkley was leaderships candidate in 2012!
2  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Hypothetical Indiana Republican Senatorial Primary, 2016 on: March 31, 2015, 06:47:56 pm
Dan Burton.

Oh so you're a jenny mccarthy type.
3  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Indiana 2016: Is Pence beatable? on: March 31, 2015, 04:16:42 pm
Pence is very beatable. It's a matter of if Democrats are willing to beat him. I think Gregg can, but Hill can't.

Why don't you think Hill could?

Hill strikes me as aggressively mediocre, and he only kept his office because his opponent was Mike Sodrel. I mean, if it truly is a Hilldawg wave he could probably win by just being alive, but beyond that it's not likely.
4  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of Roger Ebert on: March 31, 2015, 04:11:32 pm
There could only be one (well, and Siskel). Other film critics are weak copies of him.

Pauline Kael was a far more powerful film critic and someone more film critics should idolize.
5  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: NV-Gravis: Masto and Titus leading all GOPers, except Sandoval. on: March 31, 2015, 03:10:16 pm
Well, so much for Laxalt being a weak candidate.

Laxalt is Angle level-awful.  Right now all most voters know about him is his last name and that he is NV Attorney General.

Yes this.
6  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of Die Antwoord on: March 31, 2015, 03:09:51 pm
Just because a band puts out there that they're weird and interesting doesn't mean they are.
7  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Rauner's approval rating at 36% on: March 31, 2015, 02:48:38 pm
Lol. We all said the same thing about all of the GOP incumbents that survived in 2014.
8  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: The War on Drugs-will it ever end? on: March 31, 2015, 02:46:54 pm
Too many people in Congress would rather see poor black youths in jail than to look like they're "weak on crime" to a group of people that no longer exist.
9  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of fat people on: March 31, 2015, 02:28:50 pm
FF. More cushion for the pushin.
10  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Trevor Noah to host Daily Show on: March 31, 2015, 02:26:31 pm
Have you guys seen Jon Stewart's old standup? I never really appreciated it. I don't think standup and the host of The Daily Show necessitate the same skill sets.

After all, Jon Stewart is only Jon Stewart because of The Daily Show. Do you remember who he was before that? He'd had a short-lived TV show and a couple movie appearances, coupled with some meh standup.

I'm cautiously optimistic about Noah.

Stewart was a far better stand up than anything I've heard from Noah.
11  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Ask the next poster a question (second thread) on: March 31, 2015, 02:09:35 pm
Not yet.

Favorite drink to order at a bar?
12  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of Roger Ebert on: March 31, 2015, 02:05:51 pm
The reason why film criticism is so vapid and terrible. HP. He seems like a perfectly nice guy and his love of movies almost makes me vote FF, but his influence on cinema has no doubt been a negative one, so I can only vote how I feel.
13  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Trevor Noah to host Daily Show on: March 31, 2015, 02:04:24 pm
Amy Schumer's worth that much when all she has is a no-recognition show on CC?! I love her, and I think she would have absolutely been a better choice, but that seems like an odd placement for her anyway. I don't think I could see her on the Daily Show doing much political stuff.

I agree as someone who also thinks she's hilarious.

Might as well have gone with one of the Broad City gals.
14  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Indiana 2016: Is Pence beatable? on: March 31, 2015, 01:56:35 pm
Pence is very beatable. It's a matter of if Democrats are willing to beat him. I think Gregg can, but Hill can't.
15  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Rick Santorum on: March 30, 2015, 08:46:14 pm
I got some inside info on Mr. Santorum while working on a pro-environment/clean air-water campaign in PA in the summer of 2013 from a former colleague of his.  The religious stuff is very much a put-on as a way to pander to conservative Republicans.  Apparently he was approached by both parties in the mid-90s to be a candidate as he is naturally quite moderate.  I don't doubt that his Catholic faith is important to him, but a lot of the really out-there stuff about bestiality and teh gayz is very much a part of his fabricated persona. 

That said, to decide to use hate to pander to social conservatives is always reprehensible, and his economic policy positions aren't much better than your average Republican.  They are horrible and he might be just very bad. 

HP, no doubt.

Oh wow nevermind he's pure scum and not just half scum.
16  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: IL-Sen. 2016 Thread: Duckworth in on: March 30, 2015, 08:42:22 pm
Following Duckworth's announcement, Bustos is reportedly "not interested" in running. No word from Bill Foster or Robin Kelly.

Duckworth gets crap for not having the margins to live up to her hype, and for doing things like not going negative against Joe Walsh), but I think she beats Kirk barring a major screw-up on her part. As others have pointed out, we've learned that moderate Republicans in blue states can only run so far ahead of the Republican nominee in Presidential cycles. There's not a single GOP candidate who could even make Illinois close in 2016, especially against Hillary who might get a minor favorite son effect. I think a comparison to Gordon Smith or Lincoln Chafee is appropriate.

I agree, actually. Democrats don't need the next super talent to knock off Kirk, they just need someone who isn't corrupt and incompetent, and what we know so far, she at least isn't the first one. We'll find out truly if she's the second one when she runs, because there's really no evidence in her career thus far one way or the other.
17  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Chicago mayoral election today (24 February 2015) on: March 30, 2015, 02:27:29 pm
Emanuel lead decreases from 16 to 14 percent:
http://www.ogdenfry.com/polls/2015Mayoral6.pdf

In other words, Rahmbo is still pillaging.
18  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Rick Santorum on: March 30, 2015, 02:23:35 pm
An enemy of everything I stand for and what most sane people stand for.

But at least he's honest in what he believes in (for the most part), which is more than I can say for some of the fools who are running on the Republican side.
19  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: IL-Sen. 2016 Thread: Duckworth in on: March 30, 2015, 02:20:12 pm
The issue with Tammy is, despite all of her positives, there seems to be something missing with her. Despite her heroic story, she is very robotic in her speaking. She seems like a terrific candidate on paper - but the reality never connects.

I can't imagine calling her win over the DOA Joe Walsh that impressive. Joe Walsh was in a fairly Democratic district and was not only one of the most right-wing congressmen, but generally was kind of a scumbag. His days were so obviously numbered, the Democrats could've nominated a Plank of Wood and that Plank of Wood would be Congressman today.

Mark Kirk, on the other hand, while he doesn't have the war story and war reality that Duckworth faces day in and day out, has beaten the odds and does a decent job connecting with voters. I believe Democrats in Illinois can definitely do better (And Kirk is a mega hawk, so I hope they do).
20  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Office of Former Senator Maxwell (F it, announcing early) on: March 30, 2015, 12:34:30 pm
Announcement

Ladies and gents, on March the 23rd, I knew I was going to make an announcement about my future. I didn't know what it would be. Truthfully, I had a lot on my mind, and not just in the Atlas world. And factoring everything in, I have come to the conclusion that I am kind of sick of this game and need a break so, despite the well wishes and encouragement from many dear friends, I will not be running for Senate in April. I know this is very anti-climatic, but whatever man. Enjoying other parts of the forum a lot more, not necessarily enjoying life altogether more, but honestly, that's my business not yours.

So yeah, this happened.
21  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Trevor Noah to host Daily Show on: March 30, 2015, 11:15:34 am
They should've just brought Steve Carrel back from the Oscar baiting abyss he seems to be falling into. Such a shame they go with such a nonentity.

he's even more mediocre than I thought. Yikes.
22  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: AZ-Sen: Salmon, Schweikert considering on: March 30, 2015, 11:12:11 am
If only negative money existed.
23  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you have a caffeine dependence? on: March 30, 2015, 10:49:29 am
No. Coffee looks and smells disgusting, and I never wish to try it.

I'll cut you some slack - I hated coffee until I started college.
24  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: PM Series: Question 25 on: March 30, 2015, 10:08:34 am
One of those few issues where Atlas is genuinely divided semi-evenly. Interesting!
25  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Scenario: Joe Biden wins it all 2016 on: March 30, 2015, 06:07:50 am
How did Rick Perry win the Republican nomination?
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