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1  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: 538 Model Megathread on: Today at 08:43:27 am
So honored to have the highly educated behind us now in Colorado! A very fit people too. America may actually be the greatest country on earth. Wow! Not even in my wildest dreams has a win happened yet.
What even are you?
2  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: 538 Model Megathread on: Today at 08:33:44 am
God help us all
3  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: I AM IN THE HOME OF OPEBO on: September 24, 2016, 02:57:09 am

A number of things, most of which sum to just being a disruptive and malign presence rather than doing any one thing wrong. There were stated proximate causes but they seemed a little ginned-up, which is--reasonably--part of why many posters treat him as a sort of martyr. The--less reasonable--reason why some of these posters treat him as a martyr specifically for sexual liberation (for those oh-so-repressed straight men, naturally) is that he bragged incessantly about the extensive use that he made of the Southeast Asian sex trade. As if needing to pay indigent, in many cases likely terrified women for sex is something to brag about.

I was never particularly 'triggered' by him and generally got along superficially okay with him, mostly because his 'style' was bemused and quasi-sociopathic detachment rather than viperous affrontedness of the kind of which I and the poster above me are both guilty, but I did strongly support his ban once it was mooted as a possibility.

I actually wrote a stylistic parody of Robert Herrick at one point as an attack on the assumptions that opebo and his defenders made and make about sex and relationships, and I can post it if anybody's for some reason interested.

ETA: Cory, I understand and present myself as a leftist, and indeed as a socialist, because my basic views on how society should be structured and how the economy should operate genuinely are by and large those of a particular strand of useful-idiot midcentury idealism, including useful-idiot midcentury feminism. In terms of what's actually possible in the America that we currently have with the issues that are currently at stake, and especially the sorts of issues that provoke extensive moral debate on this forum, I'm willing to admit I'm (in many ways) trending soft-socon, yes. (I obviously still won't vote Republican because I'm neither a fusionist goon nor a creep who thinks Franco was a cuck for using Moroccan shocktroopers.)

Nathan, I never cease to be amazed at your eloquence.
4  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Was Warren the strongest potential Democrat on par with Biden this year? on: September 23, 2016, 02:26:00 am
Biden still would've been stronger. The left loves him and he has literally all of Trumps "straight-talking" strengths and none of his problems.
5  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Don King uses The "N word" at rally, Trump laughs at it on: September 21, 2016, 02:42:08 pm
Yeah this doesn't matter. He may be an Uncle Tom, but he's still black.
6  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Why is Hillary lagging in Maine? on: September 20, 2016, 01:36:03 pm
"Hillary is a black you see."

-Opebo
7  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: What will the first debate be like? on: September 18, 2016, 07:55:31 pm
I have hope that Lester Holt and the NBC higher-ups took the backlash at Lauer and his forum's format and questioning to heart and will appropriately course-correct. The media already has their horse-race narrative thanks to deplorables/pneumonia-gate and are probably looking for a new narrative and will either spin the debate as a yuuuuuge Trump win or a yuuuuuge Hillary win. No in between.
8  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Pence with a gaffe: Refuses to call David Duke "deplorable" in CNN interview on: September 13, 2016, 09:22:17 am
For the benefit of our newer posters, there's a long-standing Atlasism that Winfield's posts are infinitely more entertaining if you imagine him sitting in some Newport mansion wearing a monocle.

I always imagined him sitting back enjoying a glass of milk with Romney.
9  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: What does Clinton see in AZ that she doesn't see in GA? on: September 02, 2016, 02:08:25 pm
Because it's possible to win AZ with just a plurality, but not so in GA.
10  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Inside Debate Prep: Clinton’s Careful Case vs. Trump’s ‘WrestleMania’ on: August 27, 2016, 12:59:19 pm
I'm inclined not to believe the Trump story based on the Romney Campaign's genius spinning of Mitt's debate prep in the lead up to the first 2012 debate... but this is Donald f-in Trump so who knows.
11  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 Senatorial Election Polls / Re: NC-Monmouth: Burr +2 on: August 26, 2016, 01:24:12 am
I wonder how the polls would look right now if Heath Shuler was the nominee?
12  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Bayh Couldn't get his Own Address Right in Interview on: August 25, 2016, 03:41:05 pm
POLITICO just did an article about this and the gist of voter responses when they talked to people was basically "Yeah I can see why some people might see his residency issues as a problem. But I know Evan Bayh and he's a great guy. I'm still voting for him!"
13  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: IN-SEN: Bayh reportedly in. on: August 16, 2016, 12:34:41 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YIjnskTwV0

A Republican alligned PAC should put the first minute of this on the air.
I'm not saying this isn't a smooth idea in theory, but does Bill Maher resonate with Indiana Dems/Centrists? I could almost see moderate/conservative Dems and Indies finding a condemnation from Bill Maher a good thing.

Its more the message of Bayh fighting for corporations first and people second.
Yeah, I definitely see your point. I just think that often when you use video/audio/quotes of someone in a political ad, usually the messenger is the message.

Especially if Maher will undoubtedly condemn the ad on his show and probably all-but-endorse Bayh just to spite Republicans using him in an ad.
14  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Khan asks McCain to unendorse Trump on: August 13, 2016, 03:28:12 pm
McCain never should have endorsed Trump in the first place. The fact that he'd show little reluctance to embrace a man who dealt him such a low blow doesn't speak well of McCain.

I think McCain's soul has been crushed for years.
McCain hasn't been himself since 2008. With the exception of a few flashes here and there, he's now just a bitter old man.
15  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: How will you react if Hillary wins your state? on: August 11, 2016, 10:29:46 pm
What is this, 1992?
16  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Should 3rd amendment people do something about Clinton? on: August 11, 2016, 12:31:47 am
This is the greatest thread of the election cycle hands down. Too bad this'll be the last election because Hillary is gonna repeal the 22nd Amendment to allow Presidents to serve a third term, which is only a step away from total dictatorship in this country!
17  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Who is, in your opinion, the best Joker? on: August 10, 2016, 10:24:39 pm
Mark Hamill is the definitive Joker
^This. Heath Ledger's portrayal was amazing but let's be honest here, a lot of the hype for his joker comes from the fact that he passed right before the film was released.
18  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Strickland: Scalia's death "happened at a good time" on: August 10, 2016, 06:26:54 pm
I guess Strickland's trying to be this cycle's Bill Bailey
19  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: MO-GOV 2016: Would Claire McCaskill have won if she ran for governor? on: August 02, 2016, 08:02:10 pm
It's a little hard to tell considering the election won't happen for another 3 months.
20  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Name any journalists you do not want to see as moderator of GE debates on: July 29, 2016, 04:28:52 pm
What's with all the hate for Chuck Todd?
21  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Cuyahoga County Black Lives Matter endorses Rob Portman on: July 29, 2016, 12:31:52 pm
TF is going on with groups in Ohio? First unions endorse Portman and now BLM? The DNC needs to pull Strickland's funding and pour it into Missouri and North Carolina. Right now it looks like Kander and Ross have a better chance in November. Strickland bungled this race.
22  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Could Trump become the new Aaron Burr? on: July 27, 2016, 09:22:49 pm
Nah, Trump doesn't understand the concept of "Talk less. Smile more."
23  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Democratic National Convention **live commentary thread** on: July 26, 2016, 09:47:57 pm
Gahdamn Bill Clinton can speech bruh
24  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Democratic National Convention **live commentary thread** on: July 26, 2016, 08:46:57 pm
Is there a person alive that actually dislikes Howard Dean?
25  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: BREAKING: DWS to step down as DNC chair on: July 26, 2016, 03:30:27 pm
Dean should've been made interim-DNC chair. He endorsed Hillary but is from Sanders' home state and has impeccable progressive bonafides and a sterling record, so he would've been a fantastic compromise. Donna Brazile is cool too I guess.
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