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« on: January 23, 2004, 07:21:49 pm »
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This thread is for the upcoming Atlas Democratic Convention. I think we need to get going on this, especially if we are talking about having the general electoin in just a few weeks. We need time for the convention and the debates.
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« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2004, 10:04:12 pm »
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I'll volunteer to moderate the debates if I'm available -- I've got a few questions that I believe a lot of Americans would like the answers to, and I'd be sure to set up some guidelines (time limits, number of questions, etc).

And for the AFDNC Convention entertainment, PLEASE don't get the Dixie Chicks. Maybe The Cure or Morrissey. That'd be good.
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« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2004, 11:01:54 pm »
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Well, I could make my speech but I think Miamiu should begin it. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2004, 03:08:32 am »
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I would like to make a speech, but I'm sure the Idaho Democratic Party Chairman would not be one of the first people considered.
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« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2004, 04:17:25 pm »
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Okay, here it goes:

Hello, fellow Americans!  We sit here today in the WONDERFUL City of New Orleans, Louisiana, inside the greatest dome ever constructed, the Louisiana Superdome!

*Crowd Claps and Applauds*

We sit here today, looking at the bright future that is ahead of us with an Nym90/Harry administration.

*Crowd Claps and Applauds*

I did unsuccessfully run for my beloved party's nomination, and it was a wonderful experience.  Touring the country, I realized that there were many people who were not nearly as blessed as I am, as Nym90 is, or as all of us sitting here today.  An Nym90 adminstration would give those people hope, and allow those humbled voices to be heard once more.

*Crowd Claps and Applauds*

Well, I don't want to steal the show, so, welcome to the 2004 AFDNC Convention!



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« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2004, 10:11:24 pm »
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Welcome, all of you to the fair city of New Orleans!  The weather is nice and warm.  I hear those Republicans are snowed in!

*Audience laughs*

New Orleans is one of the two greatest cities in the world.  It is fitting that we're starting our journey here, because the other one is Washington DC and that's where we're gonna end our journey!!!

*Audience cheers*

I've lived in neighboring Mississippi for my entire life.  I represent the 3rd Congressional District in the House of Representatives.  Unlike any of the Republicans, I am a true Southerner!

*Audience cheers*

Now have a chance to choose our leaders for this country [forum].  This is an important decision for all you to make.  This nation [forum] can choose between light and darkness, between hope and despair, between enlighten moderatism and fear-filled conservatism, between prosperity and failure, between Nym90 and Supersoulty.

*Audience chuckles and applauds*

I know this crowd has a broad range of ideologies, from those with far left socialist beliefs to those with slightly-right-of-center borderline conservative beliefs.  And all of that is okay.  And often our party has nominated a candidate who was too far too one side to appease the other.  McGovern, Mondale, and Dukakis come to mind, but there's no reason to even think about them.  Nym90 is far from what they ever were.  Nym90 can appeal to the most ardent socialist and the conservative swing voter at the same time.  Senator Nym90 has served his state of Michigan well for years, and now it is time for him to serve his country.

*Audience cheers*

Nym90 is the man for the job.  He will correct the egreious wrongs of the Bush administration.  He will change the nation for the better.  And now it is time for him to speak on his own specifics.  So without further adieu, here is the next president of the United States, Nym90!

*Crowd applauds wildly!*
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« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2004, 01:03:40 am »
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*The governor of Iowa enters the stage*

*Someone in the crowd protests that he isn't Nym 90*

"Right you are! The next president has been held up in a crowd of support in the street. He will be in shortly, one the loving crowd disperses somewhat. Ah, here he is now..."
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« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2004, 10:36:16 am »
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*Nym90 waves to crowd*

*Crowd goes crazy*

Welcome to New Orleans! First off, I'd like to thank MiamiU1027 for putting together such a fine convention in such a fine site. We couldn't have asked for a better city. It's nice to be down here and out of the freezing cold up there in Michigan.

*Laughter*

And thank you, citizens of New Orleans, for being such gracious hosts. Your hospitality is amazing. And I just can't get enough of that Cajun food!

*Laughter*

Friends, a few weeks ago in Chicago, you saw my Republican friends, SuperSoulty and Demrepdan, tell you that they were going to lead a moderate, centrist administration.

*A few boos from the crowd*
 
Now, now. We don't need that. They are fine men and great Americans, both of them. I'm honored to call them friends. But make no mistake; they will not lead us to centrism and moderation. They intend to continue the destructive policies of the current administration. I ask you, America, are you better off than you were 4 years ago?

*Crowd: No!*

Is America as safe and secure as it was 4 years ago? Our Republican friends would have you believe that all is going well in Iraq. They would like us to believe that the deaths of 500 American soldiers, as well as critical injuries to thousands more, is an acceptable price to pay to advance the administration's reckless unilateralist view of foreign policy, in a war that had absolutely no connection to the horrible events of September 11. A foreign policy, which, if continued in the Supersoulty administration, would lead to further alienation from our allies and ostracism from the world community. Friends, I offer a better way; diplomacy and cooperation with our allies, working through the United Nations to resolve disputes. America, with our current budget problems, cannot afford to shoulder the entire cost of military operations. America should not have to be the policeman of the world!

*Applause*

Is our economy as good as it was 4 years ago? Millions of jobs lost...record budget deficits that are continually expanding...higher unemployment...if all of this can be done in just 4 years, imagine where another 4 years of Republican economic policies could take us. America cannot afford to continue to head down this path of reckless fiscal irresponsibility. Trickle-down economics didn't work for Reagan, and it still doesn't work now. Instead, we offer a different way; restoring fiscal responsibility to Washington by returning us to the tax rates for the wealthy that we had under Clinton, while maintaining current income tax rates on the middle class and the poor. I propose a cut in the payroll tax for the bottom 50% of taxpayers. The payroll tax has become much too burdensome on the forgotten man at the bottom of the economic pyramid, taking a far greater share of incomes from these people than the income tax does. In order to jumpstart the economy, I propose increased spending on public works projects, such as building of roads, schools, and public transportation. These will help improve the economy in the short term, and also lead to greater economic prosperity in the long run through the benefits of the improvements in infrastructure. America is on the wrong track economically, and we need to back up the train and start heading down the right track again!

*Applause*

As our President might say, is our children learning as well as they were 4 years ago?

*Laughter*

The President's No Child Left Behind initiative has been severely underfunded. Mr. President, it sounds good in theory, but you have to be able to put your money where your mouth is!

*Applause*

I am proposing new federal aid to universities which will be used to help alleviate the rising cost of tuition. When a child who is smart enough to go to college isn't able to afford to do so, we've got a problem, America. We need to guarantee affordable college for all Americans, and ensure that no matter what school our children choose to attend, they are not burdened by heavy student loan debt upon graduation. I also propose increased funding to schools specifically for the purpose of raising teacher salaries. When the best and the brightest among us, who have the great desire and talent to teach, choose not to because they can't make a decent living to raise a family with, we've got a problem, America. We need to ensure that we have both the best and the brighest of all Americans going into our schools to teach, and also coming out as high school and college graduates. The highest quality of education is not a privilege, America...it is a fundamental right!

*Applause*

Is our environment as clean as it was 4 years ago? The current administration leads us to believe that we must drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in order to get the energy that we need. Instead of destroying one of our most precious environmental tracts, there is a better way; sustainable energy conservation, incentives for automakers to produce less polluting, more fuel-efficient vehicles, and protection and enhancement of our national parks. I propose increasing federal funding for national parks, to ensure that our children will be able to share in our national treasures which are now under threats from pollution and development. I propose a very gradual increase in the Corporate Average Fuel Economy, a 0.5 mile per gallon increase each year for the next 20 years, so that the CAFE will eventually increase by 10 MPG. I also propose tax incentives for businesses to produce more fuel efficient vehicles such as gas-electric hybrids and hydrogen cell vehicles. We have a moral obligation to our children to protect God's green earth so that it can be enjoyed by all for centuries to come!

*Applause*

Under the current administration, government spending has spiralled out of control. With our current tax policies, we cannot sustain this level of government spending growth. I propose that we seek ways to "reinvent government"; to increase the efficiency and operations of government. Friends, I hold degrees in both Industrial and Operations Engineering and Public Administration. Thus, I have the knowledge and the expertise to streamline government and make it work better, smarter, and more effectively for all citizens. I will make this a priority in my administration, and believe me, I know how to do it!

*Applause*

We have over 40 million Americans without health insurance in this nation. That's wrong, America. Health care should be a fundamental human right, not a privilege. I pledge to you, America, that I will make health care a top priority, and I propose a plan in which government will fund the costs of health care, while leaving the providing of health care still entirely within the domain of private hospitals. This will provide all Americans with a basic level of service, and also shift the cost of providing health care from businesses to the government, which will also help make businesses more productive by removing this burden from them in conpensation to their employees. America, don't listen to our Republican friends who say that it can't be done. This is the 21st century, and we, the greatest nation in the world, can provide all Americans with health insurance!

*Applause*

Friends, America is a great nation, but deep down in our hearts, we know that it can be better. We can sense that there is something amiss in this country. We can feel it in our souls, that America is headed in the wrong direction. We can be better, America.  We can restore hope and optimism again. We can be a stronger, a more prosperous, a better educated, a more healthy nation. If we combine the resources and fortitude of 280 million of us, working together for a better nation, not trying to be competitors but rather allies in a common cause, we can do it! I will bring all of us together, Democrats, Republicans, Independents, liberals, conservatives, and moderates, and together we will take back our America and bring us forward to the nation that we should be...the greatest on Earth!

*Thunderous applause*

God Bless America, and God bless the World!

*Confetti falls as Nym90 and Harry appear on stage with their spouses. Music plays, Nym90, Harry and spouses wave to the crowd. Crowd goes crazy*
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« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2004, 11:02:36 am »
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*Confetti falls as Nym90 and Harry appear on stage with their spouses. Music plays, Nym90, Harry and spouses wave to the crowd. Crowd goes crazy*
Yes!  I have a spouse!

Anyhow . . .

Rep. Harry returns to the microphone.
"I know there are Senators, Governors, and Representatives who would like to speak.  Well, now is your time.  I invite all of you to say something."
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« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2004, 06:49:27 pm »
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My fellow Americans, we convene in New Orleans to make a decision that will be nothing less than our destiny. We solemnly gather to nominate our choices for President and VP, Nym90 and Harry. The reason why this choice is so grave is because we cannot fail. The alternative would be a calamity for the state and commerce, and would be nothing less than an affront to the spirit of liberty that animates this nation.

I stand before you tonight because our economy exists along old lines. The wealthy and the pedigreed still deliver pronouncements from their cold citadel of privilege, and anyone who looks up to those lofty heights cannot help but feel they will not be their self-sovereign.

This is because they cannot access what is necessary to preserve their health, and the occupation they work in, the recipient of their life's blood, will not bear fruits for their enjoyment. It is more accurately a cog in a vast machine that has one goal: profit.

This is intolerable, because America can be a fairer, better place. Only with dynamic action can these aged notions of economic Darwinism be replaced with a vision of a society where when you work, you work towards a better future for yourself.

I must also say that the men who are the guardians of the alternate of our vision for the world are distinctly unsuited for the glorious burden of public office. Why supersoulty is crass, imposing, and absolute in his rejection of the legitimacy of alternate ideas. All of these attributes with a blood-curdling sense of humor that would leave a hyena stone-faced and silent.

Perhaps most importantly, we must win because we offer the alternative view of society, one where freedom is our point of reference, and callous fear of equality and autonomy is unthinkable.

We defend the right of women to make that most important decision of their lives, whether she will become a mother, without an authoritarian state making choices that would rightfully be vested in an Obstetrician-Gynecologist. We declare for all the world that an individual of talent and dedication should not be excluded from full participation in society based upon race, religion, age, disability, national origin, or sexual orientation. We pledge to commit our full efforts to save the environment, because we do not own the land, the land owns us.

I speak to you tonight to say never to despair. Never be daunted by the mountains we must scale. The price we will pay is too much for timidity, especially for those as strong of both head and heart as us.

I leave you tonight with the commitment of my undivided emotions and mind to my candidate, Nym90, and with the words of William Hazlitt, "The love of power is the love of ourselves. The love of liberty is the love of each other."

Thank you and good-night.
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« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2004, 11:15:36 pm »
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(Baltimore Mayor of_thisnation walks onto stage)

Fellow Americans,

I am but a small leader of a small city, and it takes a strong President, one who has the will, determination, faith, and overall ABILITY to lead this great nation of ours into a new era. That man is Nym90. That man is Harry.

There is a quote by Mark Twain: "I try not to let schooling interfere with my education." I am afraid to say that I believe our public schools are increasingly thought of as nothing but a place where we will determine whether they are a viable learning center based on TEST SCORES. Nym90 will set the right standards, and give us the best solutions to those schools in need. He will deliver the money, the ideas, and the salary increases that will KEEP those who want to teach, in education.

I believe the right to a college education, which is becoming increasingly difficult in today's society, due to the rising of tuitions across the nation. As Nym90 has said, his administration will make sure EVERY child has the opportunity for the college education they so rightly deserve.

I urge everyone here to get out the vote! Make sure you are PREPARED to tell someone WHY they should vote for Nym90, because HE IS GOING TO BE OUR NEXT PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!

Good night and God bless!
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« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2004, 09:29:10 pm »
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*The governor of Iowa re-enters the stage. Before the applause dies, he yells out...*

*Welcome to the future. Welcome to a Democratic America. Welcome to a land of freedom, justice, equality and a fair go for all. Welcome to the DNC Louisiana '04!*

"Today, I come up here as a humble governor of a state that really isn't that important to the whole of America, right? Wrong. Iowa is important. So is Louisiana. And Michigan. And Alaska. And Florida. And Connecticut. And Nevada. America is a country of countries. We are all so different. Can you understand a Bostonian? Hell No! I sure as hell can't understand someone from Mobile! But there is one thing that brings us all together-America. America is a country that gives everyone a chance. I was born in a little town on the Mississippi, up in Iowa, and look where I am now. Nym90 had a similar story.

The Democrats have n important duty. Our duty is to make sure that people like myslef can become what we are. We have a duty to let that kid in East Compton become what he wants to be. We have a duty to let the single mom in Staten Island rest assured that her daughter, who suffers from Leukemia, has adequate healthcare, and a chance to live.

The Democrats bear a massive burden. We are the party that makes sure that people have what they need. Whether that is health, education, jobs or security, its our job to provide it. Who else is going to? The Republicans? Well, keep dreaming. It's our duty as Democrats. And we have given the brunt of the responsibility to these great men to my left, Nym90 and Harry!

These men, as democrats, are the only people who can assure americans that this country will remain a country of differences, and let us all have an individual style and taste-I've never understood the fascination with clam chowder in Maryland-and let us remain a country of freedom, justice, equality and a fair go for all. We now have a duty to get the message out to the Bostonians and Mobilians, even if they can't understand us. We, as democrats, must recognise our duty to our country. Nym90 and Harry have. Now, help them.

Thank you Louisiana!"

*wild cheers, a "Ooh" as the governor trips over and falls into the crowd, and then more cheers as people realise that wacky Iowan is actually crowdsurfing*

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« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2004, 06:53:00 am »

*The governor of Iowa re-enters the stage. Before the applause dies, he yells out...*

*Welcome to the future. Welcome to a Democratic America. Welcome to a land of freedom, justice, equality and a fair go for all. Welcome to the DNC Louisiana '04!*

"Today, I come up here as a humble governor of a state that really isn't that important to the whole of America, right? Wrong. Iowa is important. So is Louisiana. And Michigan. And Alaska. And Florida. And Connecticut. And Nevada. America is a country of countries. We are all so different. Can you understand a Bostonian? Hell No! I sure as hell can't understand someone from Mobile! But there is one thing that brings us all together-America. America is a country that gives everyone a chance. I was born in a little town on the Mississippi, up in Iowa, and look where I am now. Nym90 had a similar story.

The Democrats have n important duty. Our duty is to make sure that people like myslef can become what we are. We have a duty to let that kid in East Compton become what he wants to be. We have a duty to let the single mom in Staten Island rest assured that her daughter, who suffers from Leukemia, has adequate healthcare, and a chance to live.

The Democrats bear a massive burden. We are the party that makes sure that people have what they need. Whether that is health, education, jobs or security, its our job to provide it. Who else is going to? The Republicans? Well, keep dreaming. It's our duty as Democrats. And we have given the brunt of the responsibility to these great men to my left, Nym90 and Harry!

These men, as democrats, are the only people who can assure americans that this country will remain a country of differences, and let us all have an individual style and taste-I've never understood the fascination with clam chowder in Maryland-and let us remain a country of freedom, justice, equality and a fair go for all. We now have a duty to get the message out to the Bostonians and Mobilians, even if they can't understand us. We, as democrats, must recognise our duty to our country. Nym90 and Harry have. Now, help them.

Thank you Louisiana!"

*wild cheers, a "Ooh" as the governor trips over and falls into the crowd, and then more cheers as people realise that wacky Iowan is actually crowdsurfing*

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Lol...that was a really good speech, imo.
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« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2004, 06:33:59 pm »
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thanks. I guess thats why I was on the school's Public Speaking team Wink
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« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2004, 06:42:33 pm »

thanks. I guess thats why I was on the school's Public Speaking team Wink

OK...SHOW-OFF! Smiley

I was labeled best speech-maker in my class at the age of 9, does that count? Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: January 27, 2004, 08:06:15 pm »
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Don't worry I wasn't the captain' whilst I'm a good speech WRITER i'm very average at actually speaking :p

And it counts Smiley

Also, as has been pointed out, this isn't an election against Bush.

I suggest we run ads on the theme of duty to america.

I also suggest we discuss ads here first (looks at the VP candidate)



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« Reply #16 on: January 27, 2004, 09:51:29 pm »
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Don't worry I wasn't the captain' whilst I'm a good speech WRITER i'm very average at actually speaking :p

And it counts Smiley

Also, as has been pointed out, this isn't an election against Bush.

I suggest we run ads on the theme of duty to america.

I also suggest we discuss ads here first (looks at the VP candidate)

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« Reply #17 on: January 28, 2004, 09:28:32 am »
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I've always been good at public speaking/debating/arguing/shutting people with other viewpoints up.
Very fun Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: January 28, 2004, 10:20:45 am »

I've always been good at public speaking/debating/arguing/shutting people with other viewpoints up.
Very fun Smiley

I agree, debating is fun, the problem is that a lot of people tend to get angered way too easily when they encounter other people's opinions.
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