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« on: August 16, 2010, 08:45:15 pm »
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What-if is a right place for this thread out of traditions and the fact, it's going to be more collaborative TL than any kind of a game, so moderators are asked to not hurt us Smiley

A group of a former players, plus one cool addition, had decided to relaunch this at the point somewhere in 1991.

Because we're not sure if it's going to work, for now it's limited to 6 participants. Later we may admitt others, preferably former players or those really familiar with the orginal Americana.

Participants:


Democratic Party:

Barnes
Hawkeye
Kalwejt

Republican Party:

Dallasfan
JBrase
Han


Before participants agrees on basic rules and we'll start an actual story, please post here your bios/summaries up to middle-1991 Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2010, 09:24:15 pm »
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Ricardo Barnes

Born: January 1, 1937 in Virginia City, Nevada
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Political Party:
Democratic Party (1966-present)
Current Office: Senator from Nevada (1989-present); Deputy President pro tem of the Senate (1989-present) Appointed after the death of the previous Senator, and elected in a special election in 1990. Term up in 1994.
Previous Offices Held:
Mayor of Virginia City (1966-1969)
Nevada State Senator (1969-1975)
Governor of Nevada (1975-1983)
Vice President of the United States (1985-1989)
Religion: Catholic
Education: Harvard Law School
Military Service: U.S. Air Force (1958-1963)
Foreign Languages: Fluent in Spanish
Family: Susana Summers (Wife, m. 1964), Diana (Daughter, b. 1964) and Margaret (Daughter, b. 1966)

To learn why I was VP, consult Kal's Dent story. Wink
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« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2010, 09:29:27 pm »
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Ben Roberts
1948- born in San Francisco
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Senator from CA 1979-
Senate majority Leader 1991-
Stanford QB
Majored in Political Science.
Wife Sarah 1946-
Sons Jack 1974- Ben Jr. 1977- Dan 1981-
Daughters: Hannah 1971
Married 1968
Son-In-Law: John F. Kennedy, Jr. Marries Hannah 1991
Religion: Jewish/Atheist
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« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2010, 09:38:18 pm »
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Aaron Presley

Born:
January 8, 1935 in Tupelo, Mississippi
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Political Party:
Democratic Party (1957-1964)
Republican Party (1964-onward)
Current Office: None At The Moment
Previous Offices Held:
Governor of Tennessee (January 17, 1979-January 17, 1987)
Religion: Protestant
Education: Harvard Law School
Military Service: None
Foreign Languages: Fluent in French
Family: Vesper Lynd Presley (Wife, m. 1964), Luke (Son, b. 1967), Leia (Daughter, b. 1967)

I'll elaborate more (and probably change Tongue) on his character as time goes on. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2010, 09:51:56 pm »
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I desperately want to get back to Americana. Could just move most of the Blake stuff to it. I would consider it grossly unfair if I were not readmitted given that I attempted a project much like this to almost no interest.
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« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2010, 09:56:05 pm »
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I desperately want to get back to Americana. Could just move most of the Blake stuff to it. I would consider it grossly unfair if I were not readmitted given that I attempted a project much like this to almost no interest.

Heh, I know how you feel, given my thread was ignored as well.

I must say I'm pretty suprised so many people still want go in.
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« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2010, 09:58:22 pm »
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I desperately want to get back to Americana. Could just move most of the Blake stuff to it. I would consider it grossly unfair if I were not readmitted given that I attempted a project much like this to almost no interest.

Heh, I know how you feel, given my thread was ignored as well.

I must say I'm pretty suprised so many people still want go in.

Yeah. I really wanted to get back in. I've got the Blake timeline ready to just move over here. No biggie. I don't even care about becoming President Tongue... I just want to get back to writing with other people.
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« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2010, 10:11:10 pm »
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I guess the rules we had (do not use other characters without premission, do not play a f**king messiah and we need agreements as the actual elections are impossible) are acceatable for everyone? Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2010, 10:17:13 pm »
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I guess the rules we had (do not use other characters without premission, do not play a f**king messiah and we need agreements as the actual elections are impossible) are acceatable for everyone? Smiley

I was cool with that rule last time.
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« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2010, 10:24:30 pm »
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I'm fine with keeping the rules from last time.

Also, I think we need a Moderator who can strongly enforce the rules and such.

I think Kal would be good for the job. He's done it before, and, he's practically the Americana Historian. Wink
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« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2010, 10:42:50 pm »
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Kal really should have the job unless he doesn't want it.
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« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2010, 10:46:31 pm »
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Well, moderation is going to be almost a formality, considering who for sure won't be among us.
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« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2010, 11:43:26 pm »
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Well, moderation is going to be almost a formality, considering who for sure won't be among us.

You will all be pleased to learn that Senator Benson Rockefeller will be returning to Americana, in order that it will have at least someone with the courage to stand up for their beliefs, someone who refuses to be intimidated by an egotistical little twit of a so called moderator, someone who adds some much needed humor to the story, someone who brings some intrigue and interest to the story, someone who speaks his mind, instead of listening to a compliant group of yes men, toadies and sycophants.

Just kidding, just kidding! 

I really have no interest.

Kalwejt and I have become at least semi friends, even though he obviously still can't resist taking his cheap shots at me.  Smiley

My joining the thread would send that relationship over a rocky cliff into the crashing waves below.   
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« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2010, 08:40:52 am »
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All right, now we have:

Democrats:

Barnes (Senator Ricardo Barnes of Nevada)
Dr Cynic (Senator Joe Blake of Pennsylvania)
Hawkeye (Senator Ben Roberts of California)
Kalwejt (Governor Jefferson Dent of Alabama)

Republicans:

Dallasfan (Representative Thad O'Connor of Maine)
JBrase (Representative William McLovin of Texas)
Han (Former Governor Aaron Pressley of Tennessee)
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« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2010, 08:45:46 am »
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Sounds fun, but I can't do it.

In fact chances are I might not even be on this forum by October if present trend continues.
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« Reply #15 on: August 17, 2010, 08:49:15 am »
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In fact chances are I might not even be on this forum by October if present trend continues.

Huh
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« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2010, 11:12:36 am »
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Name: Thaddeus "Thad" O'Connor
Born: September 8th, 1946
Ethnicity: Scots-Irish
Political Party: Republican Party
Current Office: Representative, Maine's 2nd congressional district
Religion: Christian
Education: High School Diploma
Military Service: U.S. Army, 1966-1968, Bronze Star
Family: Shaun O'Connor (Father, deceased), James G. Blaine (ancestor)
Other Facts: Cast his first and proudest vote for Barry M. Goldwater, of which he still wears the campaign button of.
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Not sure if I'm allowed.

Name: Robert "Robby" Nuttmann
Born: February 29, 1956
Ethnicity: largely Jewish/German; some Polish
Political Party: Republican Party
Current Offices Held: U.S. Senate from Pennsylvania (1991 - present)
Previous Offices Held: Pennsylvania State Senate (1987 - 1991); failed candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania (1990)
Religion: Nonpracticing Judaism
Education: Yale Law School -- completed, but one of worst in class
Military Service: Navy Seals, 1979-1985
Foreign Languages: Yiddish, German, Russian
Family: Samuel (father, born 1926), Alice (mother, born 1929), Jo Anne (wife, born 1959, married 1986), Benjamin (son, born 1988), Trevor (son, born 1988), Andrew (son, born 1991; known as 'Rocky'), Jeffrey (son, born 1991) (two sets of identical twins)

Elaborate later.
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« Reply #18 on: August 17, 2010, 11:38:31 am »
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Not sure if I'm allowed.

Name: Robert "Robby" Nuttmann
Born: February 29, 1956
Ethnicity: largely Jewish/German; some Polish
Political Party: Republican Party
Current Offices Held: U.S. Senate from Pennsylvania (1991 - present)
Previous Offices Held: Pennsylvania State Senate (1987 - 1991); failed candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania (1990)
Religion: Nonpracticing Judaism
Education: Yale Law School -- completed, but one of worst in class
Military Service: Navy Seals, 1979-1985
Foreign Languages: Yiddish, German, Russian
Family: Samuel (father, born 1926), Alice (mother, born 1929), Jo Anne (wife, born 1959, married 1986), Benjamin (son, born 1988), Trevor (son, born 1988), Andrew (son, born 1991; known as 'Rocky'), Jeffrey (son, born 1991) (two sets of identical twins)

Elaborate later.


I guess not for now, but you'll have a reserved place if one of R seats is vacant.
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« Reply #19 on: August 17, 2010, 12:15:06 pm »
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In fact chances are I might not even be on this forum by October if present trend continues.

Huh

This.

Really, why wouldn't Mechaman make it to October?
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« Reply #20 on: August 17, 2010, 12:56:25 pm »
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Name: William McLovin
ethnicity - German
Republican
Previous offices:
School Board Trustees Member.
State Representative.
Current Office:
Congressman TX-8
Education: Bachelors degree in Political Science from Texas aTm.
Religion: Roman Catholic

Born in Houston in 1962. William first made the news when in high school ran successfully for School Board as a Senior. After High School, William attended Texas A&M University achieving a Bachelors in Poli Sci.
After serving for a couple years in the state house, William ran for congress at the age of 26 in 1988 and won narrowly making him the youngest member of congress. After failing to win the GOP nomination for Governor of Texas in 1990, McLovin decided to stay in Congress to continue his push for smaller government.
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A donde tú me llames
Tú me llevas más alla de lo soñado
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« Reply #21 on: August 17, 2010, 01:10:14 pm »
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Sounds fun, but I can't do it.

In fact chances are I might not even be on this forum by October if present trend continues.

That would seriously suck, dude. You're one of the coolest people around here. I don't normally give that compliment to yellow avatars Tongue.
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Joe Blake

Full name: Joseph Clark Blake
Born: February 11th, 1950 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Ethnics: Scots-English background.
Political parties:
Democratic Party (1971-present)
Current Office: Senator from Pennsylvania
Previous offices held:
Assistant to Mayor Peter Flaherty (1972-1974)
Pittsburgh City Councilman (1975-1976)
Representative of Pennsylvania's 14th District (1976-1980)
Senator from Pennsylvania (1980-Present)
Religion: Atheist, but won't admit it publicly
Education: University of Pittsburgh, Bachelor's in American History. Played Center for the Pitt Panters football team.
Military service: Rejected after being drafted due to bad back from football injuries.
Foreign Languages: Speaks only smatterings of Spanish, French and German.
Family: Wife: Lauren Ellison. Married on May 11th, 1974. Three Children: Brian, Owen, James. Mother is a homemaker and Father is a retired railroad worker.
Other facts: Secretly suffers from depression and anxiety. Very tall and stocky. Suffers from a bad back and is haunted by critics who call him a draft dodger. Back has been so bad that he requires Lauren to help him stand but would never admit this in public. Very concerned with image. A bit of a media whore who actively courts the press that is friendly to him. Suffered a bout of alcoholism, now, almost a complete teetotaler. Easily makes friends, but can be a bit egocentric. Has a strong mental palatte. Wil converse in anything from football to history to music and film. Active Pittsburgh Steelers, Pirates and Penguins fan. Will miss sessions to go to games.
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« Reply #23 on: August 17, 2010, 01:59:43 pm »
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No changes, just correcting:

Jefferson Dent

Full name: Jefferson John C. Breckinridge Dent IV  
Born: August 15, 1938 in Mobile, Alabama
Ethnics: Painfully WASP with remote Polish roots from the 17th century.
Political parties:
Democratic Party (1938-1958)
Republican Party (1958-1970)
Independent, caucused with Democrats (1970-1971)
Democratic Party (1970-present)
Current Office: Governor of Alabama (January 16, 1991 -)
Previous offices held:
Mobile City Councilman (1966-1969)
United States Senator from Alabama (January 3, 1969 – August 13, 1980)
United States Senate Majority Whip (January 3, 1977 – August 14, 1980)
Vice President of the United States (August 14, 1980 – January 20, 1981)
Acting President of the United States (September 30, 1980 – December 2, 1980)
United States Senator from Alabama (January 20, 1981 – January 16, 1991)
Chairman of the Senate Health, Education and Labor Committee (January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1989)
Democratic Party nominee for President (1988)
United States Senate Majority Leader (January 3, 1989 – January 7, 1990)
Religion: Atheist (raised as a Southern Baptist)
Education: Yale Law School
Military service: U.S. Navy (1962-1966)
"Military Advisor" to the South Vietnamese Landlocked Fleet (1963-1965)
Navy Inteligence (1965-1966)
Foreign Languages: Arabic, French, Farsi, Esperanto (God only know why), German.
Family: Mary Erskine (wife, m. 1972, div. 1974, now fortunately deceased), Victoria (legitimate daughter, b. January 20, 1973, the day Nixon was sworn-in for the second term, haven’t speak with since 1989), Charlotte (illegitimate French daughter, b. 1971, known to him since 1988, haven’t speak with since 1989 as well), Aisha (adopted Jordan ophran).
Other facts: Having been both a master of the political games and survival, Dent managed to keep his seat for decades and rose to the unofficial, yet effective, Democratic Party leader, despite his firm very liberal positions. As the first representative and a pathmaker for the counterculture generation in the national politics, and later a principle author and enforcer of the Freedom and Solidarity Agenda, he's one of the most formative figures in changing the American political history of the second half of the 20th century.
On the other hand former Senate Majority Leader and almost a President after 1988 election is also suffering from an alcoholism, heavy smoking, falling heart conditions and his total inability to build a stable personal life.
Although he has been the most hardass Majority Leader since LBJ's days, Dent is known for a great personal committment to the friends, and you really have to cross the line to lose it (see Westman things, if you remember).

Detailed bio: http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=121183.0
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Jim Hiegle

Full name: James Alan Hiegle
Born: May 25, 1959, Ontario, California
Ethnicity: German, English, Scots-Irish, Scottish
Political party: Democratic
Current office: U.S. Representative from California's 16th congressional district (1996-present)
Previous offices held: CA Assemblyman, 1988-1992; CA State Senator, 1992-1996
Religion: United Methodist
Education: Arizona State University, B.A., 1981; Stanford Law School, J. D., 1984
Career: Practicing attorney (1984-1996)
Military service: None
Foreign languages: None
Family: Wife: Elizabeth Martinelli (born January 5, 1960, San Mateo, CA), married June 21, 1985. Three children: Lauren (1988-), Andrea (1990-), Catherine (1992-), parents Richard (1928-1999), Mary (1933-)  
Other facts: Friendly, but somewhat reserved. Suffers from periodic bouts of depression. Athletic;  excels at tennis, baseball, and basketball. Fan of the San Jose Sharks and San Francisco Giants.  Father was the owner of a automobile dealership.  Third of four children; sister Denise (1954-), psychologist; brother John (1957-), attorney; and sister Jennifer (1961-), high school teacher.


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