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News: Don't forget to get your 2013 Gubernatorial Endorsements and Predictions in!

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 on: Today at 02:33:07 am 
Started by retromike22 - Last post by Charlotte Hebdo
Former PM Poul Nyrup Rasmussen, back when he was still PM.

 62 
 on: Today at 02:31:08 am 
Started by Vega - Last post by Speaker of the South Maxwell
If terrorism becomes extremely problematic within our borders, I could see the Secretary of Homeland Security becoming a serious candidate.

 63 
 on: Today at 02:30:37 am 
Started by retromike22 - Last post by Tender Branson
Austrian President Heinz Fischer (SP), when he was not President yet. He was then speaker of the Parliament.

I think I was 13 then and in Vienna with my class for a Parliament tour.

I also met former Salzburg Governor Gabriele Burgstaller (also SP) at a podium discussion once (when I was 15 or 16).

 64 
 on: Today at 02:25:32 am 
Started by I left my heart in the back of the cab - Last post by shua
Randian Hipster Christian.

 65 
 on: Today at 02:25:06 am 
Started by I left my heart in the back of the cab - Last post by I left my heart in the back of the cab
Damn, I forgot about benconstine. What ever happened to that crazy son of a gun? Is he still alive?

Yes, and he still posts somewhat infrequently, though he's so bland and forgettable it's easy to miss him.

As to the poll question, I think he'll be a moderate-ish Republican, so center-right.

But of course "moderate-ish" Republicans don't really exist, they're just people with some not entirely crazy positions on a few issues that people make a big fuss about and vote the Tea Party line on everything else. See Mark Kirk for example. If you ignore abortion he's about 95% the same as Michele Bachmann and Ted Cruz.

 66 
 on: Today at 02:25:05 am 
Started by RFayette - Last post by Miles
Atlas poster.

 67 
 on: Today at 02:23:35 am 
Started by IceSpear - Last post by shua
I laid in bed last night, awake, thinking of this.

Thinking of how Governor Walker was taken to task for saying he wasn't sure if the President was a Christian.

So the story as we assume we know it now is this: In 2004 Obama decided it would be politically advantageous to say he opposed gay marriage when in his heart, he supported it.

So is it really that far fetched to think that at some point in his early Chicago days, he decided that he couldn't get elected to anything as an out of the closet Atheist/Agnostic, so he pretended to be a follower of the Christian faith?
Thomas Jefferson and William Taft literally said they did not believe Jesus was anything more than a  human being.

I doubt they were the only ones.

as for Jefferson, Enlightenment fueled deism was popular in the secular (non-clergy) literate English world at the time.  nearly all of the "Founding Fathers" fit that demographic.

American religion moved to the right with the Second Great Awakening (1820s through 50s), became embedded in larger cultural issues in the teens and 20s (think Scopes trial), and only became explicitly politically active sometime in the 1970s (though before that it was heavily embedded within the segregationist Citizens' Councils, John Birch style anticommunism, etc).

Religion has been active in American politics from the beginning. What is most distinct about the Religious Right arising out of the 1970s is that it defined itself more clearly as a religious coalition  of conservatives in different denominations opposed to secularism, whereas earlier religious political movements tended to either be more sectarian, or more compatible with secularly oriented politics (and occasionally both).

 68 
 on: Today at 02:22:45 am 
Started by Tender Branson - Last post by Tender Branson
Carinthia mayoral elections 2015:



Red = SP candidate won in 1st round already
Black = VP candidate won in 1st round already
Blue = FP candidate won in 1st round already
Yellow = Indy candidate won in 1st round already
White = runoff on March 15

 69 
 on: Today at 02:22:27 am 
Started by RFayette - Last post by morgieb
I'd be far more disturbed if he signed up for other forums I was on. Not necessarily because they're stranger than Atlas (in fact a lot more normal), but because I posted a lot more sh**t there when I was younger and it would be embarrassing to see it be dug up.

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 on: Today at 02:20:11 am 
Started by I left my heart in the back of the cab - Last post by Lief
Damn, I forgot about benconstine. What ever happened to that crazy son of a gun? Is he still alive?

As to the poll question, I think he'll be a moderate-ish Republican, so center-right.

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