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1  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Bernie says 'Game on' to debate with Trump. on: May 26, 2016, 07:25:17 pm
LOL at the pathetic Hillary hacks whining. Hillary would have prevented this if she hadn't reneged on her promise to have a California debate.
She's basically the presumptive nominee. There's literally no reason at all to humor Sanders with a debate, especially considering how every one they've had has been exactly the same over and over again.
2  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Sanders fundraising for Feingold, other congressional candidates on: May 26, 2016, 06:09:06 pm
The first good thing Bernie Sanders has done this whole campaign. Better do a whole lot more if that lunatic wants to get back on my good side.

Not the first good thing, more like one of the first good things in a long time, along with endorsing and raising money for DWS's opponent.
3  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Jim Barksdale’s plan to oust Johnny Isakson from Georgia’s Senate seat on: May 25, 2016, 05:42:33 pm
Georgia doesn't work like that. Safe R sadly
4  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: If Clinton picks Warren or Brown for VP... on: May 24, 2016, 08:33:39 pm
In MA, it seems obvious for the most part that Richard Tisei would be appointed by Baker. The Democratic candidate has a bit of a bigger field to choose from. There's been lots of speculation that AG Maura Healey will run against Baker in 2018, but she might run in that special election. There's also Joe Kennedy and Seth Moulton, with Niki Tsongas a potential dark horse.
Can MA democrats change the filing vacancy law or whatever it clklfy be?
They already did to hasten a special election in case of a vacancy, this happened in 2004 when they feared that John Kerry could have his replacement picked by Romney

They could also impose the WY/HI system where the outgoing senator's party committee gives the governor a list they must pick from.  That part narrowly failed the last time they changed it.
Honestly, I feel like the WY/HI system should be what every state uses.
5  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: DNC Platform Committee Announced on: May 23, 2016, 06:38:21 pm
Why was Obama-hating Cornel West selected? He's not even a ing Democrat
6  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Should Lena Dunham appear in a The Force Awakens sequel? on: May 20, 2016, 10:30:51 pm
only if she uses a body double
7  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Democratic Indiana Primary results thread (first polls close at 6pm ET) on: May 03, 2016, 06:22:01 pm
Democratic state parties must close down their primaries before next time. Let indies start their own party.

Most of those decisions are legal decisions made by the state governments. Also I don't know why Democrats are all of a sudden against expanding the vote. Every state should be open or at least semi closed (allowing for Indies).

Because it doesn't make since that you get to choose the nominee of a party you're not a member of.
8  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Captain America: Civil War on: May 03, 2016, 02:40:40 pm
Politically I agree with Cap on the issue at hand, but Stark is so much more fun and so damn charming. I wanna have a beer with him. He gets my vote.
9  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Fans of Star Wars! What's your favorite movie in the franchise so far? on: May 03, 2016, 02:38:12 pm
Revenge of the Sith, as the fuels were amazing and Lucas handled the emotional heft of Order 66 perfectly.
10  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Will Ferrell as Ronald Reagan on: April 29, 2016, 12:47:37 pm
Firgured I'd post this. It's a letter to Will Ferrell from Reagan's daughter.

http://booksbypattidavis.com/an-open-letter-to-will-ferrell/#more-1732

Quote from: Patty Davis
AN OPEN LETTER TO WILL FERRELL

Dear Mr. Ferrell,
I saw the news bulletin — as did everyone — that you intend to portray my father in the throes of Alzheimer’s for a comedy that you are also producing. Perhaps you have managed to retain some ignorance about Alzheimer’s and other versions of dementia. Perhaps if you knew more, you would not find the subject humorous.

Alzheimer’s doesn’t care if you are President of the United States or a dockworker. It steals what is most precious to a human being — memories, connections, the familiar landmarks of a lifetime that we all come to rely on to hold our place secure in this world and keep us linked to those we have come to know and love. I watched as fear invaded my father’s eyes — this man who was never afraid of anything. I heard his voice tremble as he stood in the living room and said, “I don’t know where I am.” I watched helplessly as he reached for memories, for words, that were suddenly out of reach and moving farther away. For ten long years he drifted — past the memories that marked his life, past all that was familiar…and mercifully, finally past the fear.

There was laughter in those years, but there was never humor.

Alzheimer’s is the ultimate pirate, pillaging a person’s life and leaving an empty landscape behind. It sweeps up entire families, forcing everyone to claw their way through overwhelming grief, confusion, helplessness, and anger. Perhaps for your comedy you would like to visit some dementia facilities. I have — I didn’t find anything comedic there, and my hope would be that if you’re a decent human being, you wouldn’t either.

Twice a week I run a support group called Beyond Alzheimer’s for caregivers and family members of those with Alzheimer’s and dementia. I look into haunted eyes that remind me of my own when my father was ill. I listen to stories of helplessness and loss and am continually moved by the bravery of those who wake up every morning not knowing who their loved one will be that day, or what will be lost. The only certainty with Alzheimer’s is that more will be lost and the disease will always win in the end.

Perhaps you would like to explain to them how this disease is suitable material for a comedy.
Honestly I understand where a lot of this outrage comes from, but I've always been of the opinion that comedy is one of the few things that is black and white. South Park hit the nail on the head years ago: It's all okay, or none of it is.
11  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: When did Clinton become the prohibitive favorite? on: April 21, 2016, 08:17:19 pm
June 7th, 2008
12  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Prince Has Died at the age of 57 on: April 21, 2016, 03:11:23 pm
RIP His Royal Badness
13  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Opinion of the #BernieorBust movement on: April 21, 2016, 01:27:10 am
I went rambling on about this the other day. I'll requote:

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In regards to the Bernie Or Bust people, sometimes I wonder why they are actually participating in the electoral process. Is it because they want to help America and advance certain issues? Because if that is it, playing this downright moronic "bernie or bust" card goes against that entire idea. They are basing their vote on the love of one specific candidate. If they actually cared about the issues, they would look at the candidates and vote for the one that results in the most progress towards the issues they care about. If you want to fight climate change, you don't stay home or vote for a Republican, you vote for 1) the candidate who says they will fight climate change and 2) the candidate who does #1 and also has the best chance of winning. In this case, it's the Democrat.

Personally, I care about my country and the issues facing it more than my pride or feelings of one candidate. Do I like Hillary? Not really. Do I think she is shady? Yes.... But I will not in any shape or form help a party or candidate that tries to suppress voting, deny climate change, roll back labor/consumer protections, etc, etc. Given the choice of two poisons, I will take the poison that only makes me sick, rather than the one that kills me.

...

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this election is going to happen whether or not people like it, and by all measure it will come down to a Republican or a Democrat. With that in mind, people should vote based on the issues they care about and not this fantasy of a pure candidate who they admire. Voting for the Green Party, or writing in a name, or staying home only helps an even more terrible candidate, which for most/all liberals would be Cruz/Trump/basically any plausible Republican candidate.

I'm not saying people should be proud of that decision. Just suck it up and vote for the least worst candidate who both has a shot at winning and supports issues you care about. Otherwise, how can anyone really take you seriously? If you say you care about, for example, climate change, but then go directly or indirectly help Cruz/Republicans just because you don't like Hillary, then how can you really say you care about climate change when you rejected the clear option to help advance that cause. Cruz/Republicans will fight to roll back all progress we have made on it, and if any of them gets into the White House to complete a federal trifecta, there will be a lot of progress lost. They will burn down every good thing that has been accomplished over the past 8 years.

Simply put, it's stupid.

Hillary is terrible on basically every issue I care about. She's OK on abortion, I guess.

You must not care about any actual issues then
14  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 Senatorial Election Polls / Re: MD-Sen Primary (D) Marist: Van Hollen +6 on: April 14, 2016, 12:03:39 am
They're literally exactly the same ideologically and the same age. But as stated before, Hollen has been more helpful to the rest of the party in fundraising, so I guess I'll support him.
15  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Remove a Candidate on: April 10, 2016, 01:33:50 am
Sanders, so we could be rid of the loony left and its internet supporters.

Go become a Republican.

And change your avatar.

I'm as left wing as you can get 😂. Lol Sanders supporters are the ones using republican talking points to ruin the chances of the presumptive nominee.
16  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Who would you rather have as a room-mate? on: April 09, 2016, 07:51:07 am
At least I'd get my privacy with Hillary, so her.
17  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: NH-Sen: Hassan running on: April 09, 2016, 07:44:46 am
GOP tries to hit Hassan over Phillips Exeter abuse scandal

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GOP Sen. Kelly Ayotte and the National Republican Senatorial Committee are trying to turn a burgeoning sex scandal at the prestigious Phillips Exeter Academy into a problem for Maggie Hassan, her Democratic opponent. [...]

“There certainly are questions that need to be answered by [Hassan] about this whole matter. And she’s given some inconsistent answers,” Ayotte said on Wednesday.

Hassan’s husband, Tom, was in the midst of a six-year stint as principal of the elite school in 2011 when Rick Schubart, a longtime teacher, was forced to relinquish his post after an allegation that he had an improper sexual relationship with a student beginning in 1977, according to The Boston Globe, which first reported the scandal last week. Phillips Exeter disclosed the abuse allegation to police and a state agency at the time but did not go public with the allegations.

Schubart, though, retained his emeritus faculty status at the school. Schubart and his wife donated to Maggie Hassan’s 2012 gubernatorial campaign, and he was listed among dozens of prominent local figures serving on a steering committee for her campaign.

In 2015, a second former student came forward with abuse allegations from the 1980s against Schubart. His emeritus status was then revoked by Phillips Exeter, he was barred from campus and school events, and the police were again notified. Yet as in the initial incident, the allegations against Schubart were never revealed to students, their families or the public.

Interesting....  how am I not surprised by this?
Yeah... this has nothing to do with Maggie Hassan. Ayotte's getting pretty desperate isn't she.
18  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Is most talk of "cultural appropriation" total nonsense? on: April 08, 2016, 03:32:31 am
No, and this is exactly why

19  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Remove a Candidate on: April 07, 2016, 11:39:36 pm
Sanders, so we could be rid of the loony left and its internet supporters.
20  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Alternative Elections / Re: If Obama were running for a third term right now... on: April 04, 2016, 01:45:32 pm
Honestly, Obama is the only person who's ever been able to really beat TRUMP in the political arena, so he'd probably win by about 8 points or so.
21  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Clinton: “I Feel Sorry For Young People Who Believe Sanders” on: April 04, 2016, 06:41:26 am
Damn a lot of the Bernie supporters in this thread sound like right-wing idiots.
22  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Sanders apparently has 11 point lead amongst AA voters in Wisconsin on: April 03, 2016, 01:23:48 am
Those crosstabs are downright ludicrous anyways. Sanders's lead among AA's is larger than his lead among whites. In what universe does that even remotely make sense?

WHAT PART OF KILLER MIKE ENDORSEMENT DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND??!?!?!

The part where black voters don't know who tf Killer Mike is.
23  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Sharron Angle running for Senate again on: April 02, 2016, 03:25:49 pm
Isn't she the one who accused Harry Reid of stealing the 2010 Senate election?

Typical Republicans Democrats to act like sore losers and cry liberal conservative conspiracy when they don't get what they want.
Fixed.  See Michael Dukakis, Al Gore, John Kerry.
Well Gore did actually win in 2000 and Kerry would've won in 2004 without the fake gay marriage scare thing mobilizing the religious right in Ohio.
24  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1988 Primaries (No Reagan) on: April 01, 2016, 09:14:48 pm
Accidentally voted for Iacocca but meant to vote for Nunn.
25  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Gov. Deal vetoes religious liberty bill on: March 30, 2016, 10:35:50 pm
Coward. The people wanted it signed. Go with the people not big business.

The people also want Garland to get a vote and a hearing in the Senate...
Those people don't count
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