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11901  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Peter Schiff to Challenge Chris Dodd? on: January 13, 2009, 03:36:32 pm
oh noes, rally the dodd squad!
11902  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Burris in 2016? on: January 13, 2009, 03:27:23 pm
I'm probably one of the few people who likes Burris.  He doesn't give me the impression that he's crazy or eccentric.  It was odd that he accepted Blago's offer, but he now looks like the smartest guy in Illinois.  If Reid gives him some good assignments and he stays away from divisive talk about race like he has, he has a good chance of winning in '10.

Agree. Watching him on CSPAN gave me a pretty favorable impression.
11903  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Poster who is ideological opposite of the previous poster. on: January 13, 2009, 03:19:27 pm
Inks
11904  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: Most electable 2012 Republican? on: January 13, 2009, 03:15:21 pm
Nope. Jindal is the best candidate for backwoods fundies.

Ideologically, sure. But stuck with a choice between a black and a Punjab, they aren't going to turn out and Jindal will lose.

Not saying this is quite a direct comparison, but Louisiana does have the Punjab as its governor even though they voted against the black.
11905  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: Make an Electoral Map of an election between three preceding posters on: January 13, 2009, 02:22:23 pm


Happy Warrior: 246 EVs
Mike Naso 184 EVs
NiK 108 Evs
11906  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Poster who is ideological opposite of the previous poster. on: January 13, 2009, 02:14:31 pm
DWTL
11907  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: Most electable 2012 Republican? on: January 13, 2009, 12:52:57 pm
I'm not sure he's the most electable on this list, but don't just quickly write off Jindal, guys. He's intelligent and a capable leader; if his organizational talent displays itself in his (hypothetical) presidential campaign then he could give Obama a run for his money.
11908  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Is opebo the best poster you have ever met on any message board ever? on: January 13, 2009, 03:52:34 am
Not recognizing BRTD's new username, when I first saw this thread I assumed someone was making a satiric BRTD-esque poll.
11909  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Televised government on: January 13, 2009, 03:50:44 am
There's CSPAN of course. Georgia Legislative Network airs online, I doubt it but it might be on public tv or something. I think the county government's meetings air on local public access. And, I don't live in a city.

As for college, I have no idea about the status of Louisiana or New Orleans parish/city.
11910  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Re: Breaking News! Barack Obama asks Mitt Romney to meet with him in DC! on: January 13, 2009, 01:01:04 am
You stole this from someone else
11911  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: Make an Electoral Map of an election between three preceding posters on: January 12, 2009, 04:29:54 pm


Franzl: 277 EVs
Naso: 260 EVs
Hashemite: 1 EV

Although votesplitting between Franzl and Hashemite allows Naso to win several close states with a plurality, it isn't enough for him to win. Although Hashemite mostly serves as a spoiler, upstate Maine goes for him since they're practically Canada anyway.
11912  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Most important or significant year of the decade? (Part Two) on: January 12, 2009, 04:18:21 pm
2007- Tweed's perspective is the only one that actually exists.
11913  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: New semester, new thread on: January 12, 2009, 04:05:09 pm
Monday, Wednesday, Friday:

POLC-332 Poverty & Development
ECON 101 Microeconomics
POLC-335 Latin American Governments

Tuesday, Thursday:

IDEV-101 Intro to Development
COLQ-401 Rumba to Reggueton


Also, I'll be taking a low level Spanish class once I figure out which level exactly to be placed in.
11914  Election Archive / 2008 Senatorial Election Polls / Re: NH-2010/ARG: Sen. Gregg (R) leads Hodes by 7, Shea-Porter by 19 on: January 12, 2009, 12:26:53 pm
Note, everyone, the normal caveat that Alternate Reality Group polls usually mean absolutely nothing. Grin
11915  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Ban the previous poster on: January 12, 2009, 12:05:40 pm
for resigning atlasian senate
11916  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Attn Justices: Atlasia v. Benconstine on: January 12, 2009, 11:55:38 am
The answer to both questions is yes; he's quite clearly guitly.
11917  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of the Issue, part 7 on: January 11, 2009, 03:58:40 am
     No, of course not.

PiT, you're my favorite kind of yellow avatar (and the kind I used to be!)- the sane kind. Smiley
11918  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Is carbon dioxide really a dangerous pollutant? on: January 11, 2009, 03:51:11 am
Lol, yes, but in this case the "certain degree" is an insanely extreme degree that no politician would ever actually go to.

Regulating greenhouse gas output from factories doesn't exactly equal establishing breath monitors on babies, or whatever.

I don't see how establishing the fact carbon dioxide can be a pollutant is in any way similar to North Korea's totalitarianism.
11919  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: McCain loses again on: January 11, 2009, 03:47:33 am
How strongly was McCain actually involved in this?
11920  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Utah congressman sleeps in his office on: January 11, 2009, 03:45:57 am
Wow, that guy is legitimately awesome for that.

he also leg-wrestled Steven Colbert a couple days ago

See? awesome.

I have heard that Schumer and 2 other senators share a place.

Which two?
11921  General Discussion / History / Re: Famous People Who Crushed Dreams? on: January 11, 2009, 02:04:23 am
dont forget Tammy Baldwin.
11922  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: A question for Democrats on: January 11, 2009, 01:24:53 am
I have a very bad feeling about '12.

History shows that Obama will not be re-elected in 2012.  We have not had three 8-year presidents since FDR/Truman/Ike and before that, IIRC, was Jefferson/Madison/Monroe.

Of course, he could always die or resign before the end of his second term, in which case he wouldn't be an 8-year president.  Part of the reason why we haven't had many consecutive 8-year presidencies is because presidents used to die in office more frequently.


Yes we went from 1932 to 1976 with out an incumbent President being defeated.

Or, to state that in a different way, only a single incumbent Democrat lost reelection in the 20th century.
11923  General Politics / Economics / Re: Zimbabwe starts $50b notes (enough to buy two loaves of bread) - 231m% inflation on: January 11, 2009, 01:21:58 am
Do you think there is somewhere I could exchange dollars into Zimbabwean currency? It'd be kinda neat to have a $50 billion bill.
11924  General Discussion / Alternative History / Re: US collapse- 6 new countries form on: January 11, 2009, 01:16:12 am
It's kind of silly to assume everything goes by state lines, and even sillier to assume that a congressional district of all things makes the lone exception to that.
11925  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Re: Largest differences between neighboring counties of various characteristics on: January 11, 2009, 01:13:20 am
I was thinking of Hancock-and-Glascock the other day, but couldn't quite tell whether they actually bordered each other or not.

I looked up twelve different county maps of Georgia; eight had them unambiguously bordering, and four (including our own) were unclear either way. None had them unambiguously not bordering. And Wikipedia says that they border each other. So I'm satisfied.

And it would be interesting to know the history of why Glascock County ended up overwhelmingly white while its surroundings are demographically mixed (or overwhelmingly black in the case of Hancock).

It's a small county in a region with extreme racial segregation. My guess would be that it's so small that it happens just by chance to encompass a white area without any black areas.
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