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1  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2014 Senatorial Election Polls / Re: NC-Sen: Hagan/DSCC internal has Hagan up 3. on: September 09, 2014, 06:49:35 pm
Oh, you fools...

So question, as someone who just lurks here, why are you so disrespectful? If you were on any other forum you would have been banned a long time ago, I have no idea why they let such a rude person like you stay here and just be mean to everyone.


Yeah, that isn't selective bias as at all if you think my "rudeness" is any worse than the amount of Dems (and, yes, other Republicans but not as many) that make comments on these races, let alone ban worthy.

A bit of advice if you can't appreciate tongue-in-cheek commentary: keep lurking.



Some words of advice on my end then, tongue-in-cheek doesn't work on forums, it just makes you look like an ass.
I also think alot of people, of every color avatar, should be banned on this forum. I just think your probably the worst offender.
A quick google also brings up this:
ttp://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=190648.0

add an "h" to the beginning of the link, i cant post one.

Whatever, I'll go back to lurking. I come here for the polls anyway, not the terrible commentary.

Oooooh Phil, he said you have no nipples!
2  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Describe the administration of the previous poster. on: September 08, 2014, 09:19:30 pm
Probably something similar to what Cuomo is doing in NY. He'd probably take a more moderate to conservative approach to economics, with a lot of tax cuts and the like. But he'd be pretty chill on social policy with more liberal actions.
3  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Ben Carson Defends (Girlfriend Beating) Ray Rice on: September 08, 2014, 08:48:43 pm
From what I see he's kinda right. There's nothing really to be gained from beating on (no pun intended) Rice. He's saying that they've got problems and need help.
4  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Scott Brown sums up the bottom line of the American Right on: September 07, 2014, 07:48:38 pm
He's trying to be Arnie Vinick. He said that almost verbatim in the West Wing Season 7 episode, "The Debate".
5  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: United States Senate election in Georgia, 2020 on: September 06, 2014, 03:59:20 pm

This map sickens me. My county (Houston County) is the only blue one on here.
6  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of Colm Wilkinson as Jean Valjean on: September 04, 2014, 04:55:08 pm
He's the best Valjean hands down, and that's not just because he originated the role. His voice just has this emotional and almost haunting quality to it. If you loved him as 24601 you'd love him even more as the titular character in The Phantom of the Opera (he was actually ALW's first choice for the role but turned it down to be Valjean).
7  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2014 Senatorial Election Polls / Re: KY-CNN: McConnell +4 on: September 03, 2014, 05:14:48 pm
Isn't Grimes going through a "bizarre scandal" of her own? The issue with her campaign bus?

The only people who care about the campaign bus "scandal" is the right-wing media that's determined to elect McConnell.
And of course POLITICO gave some unnecessary coverage to it
8  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Sen. Gillibrand: I was sexually harassed by men in Congress on: September 03, 2014, 02:27:28 pm
It was obviously Lindsey Graham
9  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Primary Election Polls / Re: IA-Suffolk: Mitt-mentum! on: August 28, 2014, 06:50:35 pm
The story here shouldn't be about Romney, he's not running. It should be that Perry is running at a particularly strong 3rd place (in the poll that matters, that doesn't include Mitt) ahead of frontrunners Paul & Bush.
10  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: August 2014 Federal Election - At-Large Senate on: August 23, 2014, 09:42:07 pm
[1] Bacon King
[2] Polnut
[3] Deus Naturae
11  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Democrats who voted against aca in 2010 but still lost the seat. Why? on: August 23, 2014, 01:04:57 pm
A Democratic member of Congress still votes for Democratic leadership.  I remember Kristi Noem in 2010 emphasizing that she would not vote to make Nancy Pelosi Speaker.

Both parties do it.  I believe Democrats used it against Lincoln Chaffee in 2006, arguing that a vote for him was a vote for a Republican Senate Majority Leader. 

This makes sense. So congress is increasingly becoming like a parliamentarian system where you vote based on who you want to lead the house. Voters just didn't want Nancy Pelosi to stay as majority leader.

Why are democrats keeping her as leader if she has been rejected.
Because she's the best at her job we've had since Tip O'Neil.
12  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: FiveThirtyEight: 6 Most Likely Tipping Point Races on: August 20, 2014, 06:05:13 pm
Harry Enten is awful at analysis. I have no idea why Silver hired him.
13  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Rick Perry indicted on abuse of power on: August 15, 2014, 07:19:56 pm
BS, leave Perry alone TX Democrats!
14  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: funniest people on this list on: August 14, 2014, 03:10:36 pm
I feel like Eddie Murphy deserves a mention, he was pretty great in the 80's.
Yeah if Ellen and Whoopi count, he should be on the list too.
15  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: House vs. Breaking Bad on: August 14, 2014, 03:08:59 pm
House has wit and humor to it, while Breaking Bad struck me as trying too hard to be serious and dramatic.
16  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What avatar color/state combinations represents the best/worst group of posters? on: August 13, 2014, 08:50:06 pm
D-GA is by far the best in my not so humble opinion.
17  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Sanders: Not sure about Hillary on: August 13, 2014, 07:11:11 pm
Bernie Sanders is definitely running for the Democratic nomination against Hillary Clinton. While I only see him winning the Vermont primary, he can potentially give Hillary Clinton a run for her money in the Iowa Caucuses and the New Hampshire primary by receiving 20-30% of the vote in them.

So you're thinking he will become a Democrat (last I checked, he wasn't) just for the sake of running against Hillary Clinton in the 2016 primaries?  

From his public statements over the past nine months, that's exactly what it sounds like he's going to do (should he run).  He says that he doesn't want to be a spoiler in the general election, and he's highlighted the fact that if you run in the primaries for either of the two major parties, that gives you an opening to participate in the primary debates.  So that sounds like he's looking at running for president as a Democrat, but nothing's official yet.

Never thought I'd say this, but I think the party establishment should shut him out. He's not a legitimate Democratic candidate if he's not even an actual member of the party. Doesn't he do the same thing in Vermont every time he's on the ballot? He runs for the Democratic Nomination but ends up being an independent.

I don't agree.  The last thing we need is a Nader 2000 style situation in 2016.  And Sanders caucuses with us in the Senate, so it's not like he's some random nobody trying to run.

Also, I'm not sure what "shut him out" even means here.  The DNC can't stop Sanders from getting on the primary ballots.  If he wants to run as a Democrat, he'll do so, and doesn't need anybody else's permission for it.

They can completely ignore him and throw all their support and money behind Clinton, which they were likely gonna do anyway.
18  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: RIP Robin Williams on: August 12, 2014, 08:40:48 pm
He was one of those greats, along with Johnny Carson and Bill Murray, who you thought would always be there. I know everyone dies,but I just never thought Robin would.
Bill Murray is still alive.
I'm not saying he's dead, I'm saying he's one of one legends who you can't imagine living in a world without.
19  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Sanders: Not sure about Hillary on: August 11, 2014, 09:59:38 pm
Bernie Sanders is definitely running for the Democratic nomination against Hillary Clinton. While I only see him winning the Vermont primary, he can potentially give Hillary Clinton a run for her money in the Iowa Caucuses and the New Hampshire primary by receiving 20-30% of the vote in them.

So you're thinking he will become a Democrat (last I checked, he wasn't) just for the sake of running against Hillary Clinton in the 2016 primaries?  

From his public statements over the past nine months, that's exactly what it sounds like he's going to do (should he run).  He says that he doesn't want to be a spoiler in the general election, and he's highlighted the fact that if you run in the primaries for either of the two major parties, that gives you an opening to participate in the primary debates.  So that sounds like he's looking at running for president as a Democrat, but nothing's official yet.

Never thought I'd say this, but I think the party establishment should shut him out. He's not a legitimate Democratic candidate if he's not even an actual member of the party. Doesn't he do the same thing in Vermont every time he's on the ballot? He runs for the Democratic Nomination but ends up being an independent.
20  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Iowa Megathread on: August 11, 2014, 06:48:53 pm
What's the story here?
21  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: RIP Robin Williams on: August 11, 2014, 06:45:19 pm
He was one of those greats, along with Johnny Carson and Bill Murray, who you thought would always be there. I know everyone dies,but I just never thought Robin would.
22  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you know who the mother ... on: August 10, 2014, 12:39:24 pm
SPOILER

Ted meets her at the wedding, they date for years, have kids, and eventually get married. She does of some illness and Ted starts dating Robin at the urging of his kids.
23  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Nunn comes out swinging at GA Dem convention in Dublin - no more kid gloves on: August 09, 2014, 10:43:25 pm
So Nunn's strategy is to make Perdue seem like Romney? I don't see how that will work, considering Georgia is a state that Mitt won in 2012.
His opponent was black. Though Perdue's is a woman, so...
24  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Which Justice League hero is your favorite? on: August 09, 2014, 08:22:11 pm
Without a doubt my favorite lineup is the DCAU, which to echo FreedomWork's point, it kinda hurts when they've started pushing Cyborg to the forefront of every story.

But Batman is the best by miles. Who else could create a plan to "take care of" the world's most powerful beings if they ever go bad, and it actually work?
25  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which Vice President is the Most Similar to the Previous Poster? on: August 09, 2014, 12:25:25 pm
Mondale
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