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1  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of extreme 'sensitivity' measures taken by academia on: Today at 03:39:55 am
Absolutely horrible. Grateful my old university doesn't do this practice (yet).
2  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton on: Today at 03:32:19 am
3  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1980 Primaries (The Hearse at Monticello) on: Today at 03:31:38 am
Kemp/Crane!
4  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Canadian Election Series - 1921 on: Today at 03:25:46 am
Tory!
5  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Australia General Discussion on: August 26, 2015, 06:57:46 pm
Hockey is politically very close to Abbott and it's commonly accepted that if Abbott goes as PM he'll go as Treasurer. Few would seriously consider him an alternative leadership prospective.

Didn't think he would toss his hat into the ring, should a spill occur. I think if one does occur, Turnbull, Bishop, and possibly someone else (Morrison?) will be the choices alongside Abbott.
6  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: UK MPs - 2015 Parliament on: August 26, 2015, 10:15:46 am
Sir Peter Bottomley (Conservative - Worthing West)

One of the longest serving MPs, having been in the House continuously since 1975. First represented Woolwich West and then its successor Eltham until 1997 before moving to the safe seat of Worthing West (which I'm sure had nothing to do with the fact that he faced certain defeat in Eltham). Served as a Minister under Thatcher. Has been about a bit too. Here's the most bizarre bit of his Wiki entry:

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He was for some years a member of the Conservative Monday Club despite disagreeing with their policies on immigration, race relations, Rhodesia and South Africa.

He was also a member of the Green Party despite disagreeing with their policies on the environment, energy and gay rights...no, not really. But you get my point.

Is he the Conservative guy signing most the Early Day Motions?

Why would Bottomley join the Monday Club if he's not a fan of apartheid or bigotry? I'm guessing he's a staunch anti-communist, and isn't a fan of the EU?
7  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Australia General Discussion on: August 26, 2015, 09:59:35 am
Joe Hockey is setting up a Parliamentary Friendship Group with Labor's Katy Gallagher about the push for an Australian Republic.

Very interesting to see Hockey make such a public push for this now, but also encouraging from the point of view of the republican movement and the momentum that its been trying to build as of late.

I was discussing this with my dad (who used to be a Labor supporter, hasn't been a fan of any party since around 2005) earlier today, and he thinks Hockey's push might be a prelude to a leadership move, post-Canning by-election.

Thoughts?
8  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Should illegal immigrants be able to vote? on: August 25, 2015, 06:37:48 pm
Allowing illegals to vote would be a slap in the face to everyone else, both natural-born citizens and legal immigrants. No.
9  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Why aren't people who are "for" Israel living in Israel? on: August 24, 2015, 07:48:35 am
Ugh.....  you can be a fan of a country/its values without living there. Example, I'm a huge fan of America, American culture and its Constitution, yet I've never set foot on American soil.
10  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1976 New York Senate Election on: August 24, 2015, 06:18:39 am
Buckley!
11  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Australia General Discussion on: August 23, 2015, 06:09:07 am
I think Turnbull is fairly likely to be swapped out for leader, in the case there would be such a challenge.

Why, the F*k would they nominate turnbull for leader, can't they find anyone new or someone they didn't kick out of the leadership before.

Turnbull faces that old vexation of being terribly popular with the general public, and terribly unpopular with the Liberal caucus and core voters.  Unfortunately for him, the later is who determines if he gets the job.

As a Liberal core voter, I can definitely vouch for being one of the "lose with Abbott rather than win with Turnbull" crowd.

Also, I'm not sure if anyone else has mentioned this on another board, but the draft redistribution proposal for WA has been released. The 16th seat, based in southeastern Perth, is proposed to be called Burt, after the Burt family.
12  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Which Republican can Defeat Baldwin? on: August 22, 2015, 11:31:32 pm
Duffy or Kleefisch.
13  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: Alternate US States on: August 20, 2015, 11:59:21 pm
Now then, all we have left is Governors' elections. Should I bother with that, or is it time to end this thread? It doesn't seem to be getting much interest anymore.
Continue!
14  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1976 Election (The Hearse at Monticello) on: August 20, 2015, 06:02:21 am
Taft/Jackson all the way!
15  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of Jurassic Park on: August 19, 2015, 03:13:37 am
TBH my favorite Spielburg film.  One of the best and defining films of the 90's.

Shame 2 and 3 weren't any good, haven't seen 4 yet though..

Having seen 4, I can tell you it is much better than 3, better than 2 (which I liked), and up there with 1.
16  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of the 1980s on: August 19, 2015, 03:12:23 am
Cheesy fashion and hair, otherwise freedom decade:

  • Beginning of the end of the Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc.
  • Economic and technological upswing.
  • Reagan, Thatcher and Mulroney in office.
  • The introduction of the NES and SEGA Master System, and thus the start of video gaming after the crash of 1983.
  • Some classic TV shows and movies.
  • Some cheesy music/music effects (excessive synthesisers, anyone?), although plenty of good music too.
17  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Would you have been a Democrat pre-1900? on: August 19, 2015, 02:43:26 am
No, although I would have voted for Cleveland when he was running.
18  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1976 Primaries (The Hearse at Monticello) on: August 17, 2015, 07:50:38 pm
Taft Jr.!
19  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of this image from Tumblr on: August 12, 2015, 05:50:52 am
Horrible image is horrible.
20  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Which of the following terms would you use to describe your ideology? on: August 11, 2015, 06:27:47 pm
Conservative, Monarchist, Christian Democratic and Libertarian
21  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: August 2015 Federal Special Election - At-large Senate on: August 09, 2015, 04:22:39 am
1. JoMCaR
22  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1972 Election (The Hearse at Monticello) on: August 06, 2015, 05:16:36 am
23  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: A foreign leader as US President on: August 04, 2015, 10:33:51 pm
Stephen Harper, Tony Abbott or Benjamin Netanyahu.
24  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of William F Buckley Jr on: August 04, 2015, 10:26:08 pm
25  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1972 Primaries (The Hearse at Monticello) on: July 31, 2015, 10:26:09 pm
Ashbrook!
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