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1  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Arby's on: Today at 12:28:56 pm
It sucks. I'd rather go hungry.
2  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: October 2017 Federal Election on: Today at 12:27:09 pm


[1] fhtagn/PiT (the Physicist)
Federalist Party

[  ] Harry S Truman/Ascott
Labor Party

[  ] LongLiveRock/MikeWells12
Peace Party

[2] LumineVonReuental/rpryor03

[  ] Write-in:______________________________

[  ] None of the above


[9] Governor Illiniwek of Illinois
Labor Party

[3] Haslam2020 of Tennessee
Federalist Party

[ 8] JGibson of Illinois
Labor Party

[ 7] LouisvilleThunder of Indiana
Federalist Party

[1] North Carolina Yankee of North Carolina
Federalist Party

[2] Peebs of North Carolina
Labor Party

[6] Pessimistic Antineutrino of New Jersey
Federalist Party

[4] RFayette of California
Federalist Party

[10] thumb21 of England

[5] vivaportugalhabs of Kansas
Labor Party

[  ] Write-in:______________________________

[  ] None of the above
3  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: Fremont Voting Booth : October 2017 elections on: Today at 12:24:17 pm
[ 2 ] Benjamin Harrison he is w ("Greedo the Hunter") of Washington
Independent - Federalist Party
[ 1 ] Siren of Nevada
Amazons of Themyscira - Peace Party
[ 3 ] Wulfric of Arizona
Free Soil Party - Independent
[   ] Write-in
Question: Should the proposed Congressional Procedure Amendment to the Constitution of the Republic of Atlasia be ratified?
Text: [The full text of the amendment may be read here.]
[   ] YES
[   ] NO
4  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone V: Born Under A Bad Sign on: Today at 09:57:03 am
Dan and I are moving across town to this house next summer, after some interior walls inside are moved around, and the footprint in back expanded to convert a laundry room behind the kitchen into a breakfast room open to the kitchen, with a view of the garden behind.  Supposedly the right portion of the home was built in 1780 by the first mate of a whaling ship (the left portion being added in 1850). I strongly doubt that since the proprietors who laid out Hudson, did not even show up to purchase the land patent and establish a whaling port until 1783. 1820 might be more like it, which still makes it one of the oldest surviving homes in Hudson.

5  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What city is the best place to work and live? on: Today at 09:35:05 am
Another possibility is living in Brooklyn and commuting to Manhattan. What do NYers think of the subway in terms of speed, reliability, etc.?

Brooklyn has now achieved the distinction of surpassing San Francisco as having the highest ratio of housing prices to personal income levels in the nation. Yes, SF housing is more expensive then Brooklyn, but then so are income levels by a even greater factor. That is one reason that Brooklynites are now moving in large numbers to the Hudson Valley. It seems as if maybe half of the newbies in Hudson, NY are from Brooklyn these days. Hudson itself seems to be approaching housing bubble levels. It seems that housing prices have close to doubled (up 50% at least) in the 4 year period that Hudson has been on my radar screen.
6  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Does jfern post about Hillary Clinton more than any other poster? on: Today at 08:57:15 am
I wonder whether there are more posts by BRTD about jfern than there are by jfern about Hillary. Jfern has certainly succeeded in getting under BRTD's skin. Smiley
7  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: Warrior for Christ the King on: Today at 07:00:31 am
Good morning everyone. I awoke this morning to review the latest "contributions" of this poster, and can report that Muon2 just perma-banned the poster. A sock investigation was done almost immediately upon the poster joining us.
8  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What city is the best place to work and live? on: October 19, 2017, 05:40:36 pm
It depends how much the job pays. Manhattan would be great if the pay were 200k per year.
9  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Perez removing Ellison supporters from DNC on: October 19, 2017, 07:34:48 am
When did I ever downplay anyone's racism? Most rural White people are racists. Yes, it's true. I never denied that.
it's unfortunate that you believe that.  Thankfully it's not true.

(unless you have a really really stupidly broad definition of racism where pretty much everybody is a little racist, fine, whatever, but it's kind of a meaningless term at that point)

That is part of the whole syndrome. Many rural whites I suspect feel that they are viewed as HP's by the cosmopolitans, and that just exacerbates the problem. It's like a teacher who decides a student is a bad boy, and expects him to be a bad boy, so the student tries to live up to the teacher's expectations by being a brat. In my neck of the woods, often persons of color and the white working class align on local issues, against the white gentry, for what it is worth. Things are far more complex than this broad brush labeling. I don't like broad brush labeling in general in fact.
10  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Alt Right Neo Nazi Leader Richard Spencer - Women shouldn't be allowed to vote on: October 18, 2017, 07:22:24 am
In case you are interested in reading about suffrage in the era when the "best" folks in town opposed women voting, because it would represent their surrendering the high moral ground by descending into the cesspool of politics, punch here.
11  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you personally know a politician (before they became one)? on: October 18, 2017, 07:10:21 am
Dana Rohrbacher, a congressman from Orange County. I knew him when he was a stoner in college while I was in high school.
12  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of LGBT Republicans on: October 18, 2017, 06:47:33 am
Proof that GOP is another Satanist/Cultural Marxist party. All sodomites and trannies = HP and deserving of godly justice.

You use those terms again to refer to members of the LGBT community, and I will make sure that it gets infracted. It is not appropriate on this forum to use perforative terms when describing a group of people based on who they are.  Given that you are new, I am just going to give you a warning for the moment.
13  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: Congressional Districts - 2016 ACS estimates. on: October 17, 2017, 11:30:44 am
Has anyone in the Wisconsin case via an amicus brief or otherwise pointed out that the efficiency metric pushed by the Dems takes no cognizance of chops? In other words, any metric which focuses on chops and erosity (including - to deal with the Michigan law fail - intra-county erosity where a county is chopped), should not be characterized as an illicit gerrymander even if the result is "inefficient?"
14  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: Congressional Districts - 2016 ACS estimates. on: October 17, 2017, 08:59:06 am
Why on earth have I thought all this time that Berks was in the UCC?  Sad
15  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: Congressional Districts - 2016 ACS estimates. on: October 17, 2017, 08:23:15 am
Your array of counties within the Philly zone does not comport with Jimrtex's map. Berks was excised, and 3 counties to the west added. That adds up to a cover and pack penalty no?
16  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Are the "Bernie wing" and "Clinton wing" of the Democratic Party real things? on: October 17, 2017, 07:58:58 am
I think they are real, with the divide being between establishment and anti-establishment Dems. The Bernie folks tend to be more populist. But that divide is far less salient, then a somewhat similar divide in the Pub party, that has the potential to fundamentally change the Pub party (to the extent it has not already).
17  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of LGBT Republicans on: October 17, 2017, 06:57:48 am
HPs (sorry Torie)

That is OK. I don't like criticizing folks for their opinions based on who they are, but that is just me. For the record, LGBT issues had next to nothing to do with my change of party. It was more about that the Pubs in general had more often than not ceased to be realistic in coming up with appropriate policies to address the problems in the public square. And then the whole syndrome assumed corporeal form with the rise of Trump, which to me totally validated my decision.
18  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Anyone on this board have a genius IQ? on: October 15, 2017, 09:11:04 am
Count me out. 160 is a really, really, high number. I really impressed these psychologists at about age 12, when they tested me by reading out to me 8 numbers slowly, which I then had to recite back to them in reverse order. I managed to do that, and they told my parents that I was extraordinarily gifted, and they should nurture that, and get out of my way as it were. My parents were not pleased with this advice. Tongue
19  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: What are some of your favorite pithy sayings? on: October 15, 2017, 09:06:11 am
That dog won't hunt.
20  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Who was President when your parents were born? on: October 15, 2017, 09:05:06 am
TDR for Dad, Harding for Mom.
21  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Rate Your Home County(ies) on: October 15, 2017, 08:15:59 am
Columbia County has a Dem PVI of a couple of points in state and federal contests, and a Pub PVI of a couple of points in local contests. (Putting aside one county judge, all the county offices, sheriff, coroner, treasurer, county clerk, and DA are controlled by the Pubs, and have been since rocks cooled, with a Pub registration required to get a county job (the Dems think this execrable practice is still extant, while the Pubs deny it). The Dems are trying hard, very hard, to elect a Dem sheriff this November, but will probably fall short and need to wait until no incumbent is running for re-election to have a real shot at it.) The county can swing, and tends to give a big boost to candidates with local ties to either the region or the county (the county is quite in love with itself). The incumbent congressman Faso is from Columbia County, and even though the county trended to Trump (still won by Clinton by about 5 points), Faso ran way ahead of Trump and carried the county by about 5 points. In NY-19 as a whole, Faso and Trump ran about the same.

The county is slowly trending Dem. The Dems became competitive when a NY court about 10 years ago ruled that folks could vote from their vacation homes. Suddenly a bunch of well to do liberal City folks began voting in Columbia County. The Pubs are still steamed about it, and challenge absentee ballots of such vacation home voters, I guess thinking that some day another lawsuit might be filed over the issue.
22  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Grade the Trump Presidency (October 2017) on: October 14, 2017, 11:33:05 am
D-.  F comes if and when Trump really does something with catastrophic consequences, rather than just talk about it.
23  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Democrats, what do you say to those who say liberalism is a mental disorder? on: October 14, 2017, 11:23:33 am
Nothing to say at all.

Yes, exactly. There is no point having a conversation with immature name callers. If you get involved in such an entropic endeavor, they win, particularly if they can manage to get you to express annoyance. It used to be fashionable among some of such deplorables to call the Democratic Party a criminal enterprise. Same idea. Put them all in the "ignores" basket.
24  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Closest county to where you live that you haven't been on: October 14, 2017, 06:56:31 am
Dan and I have covered a lot of ground in the last three years living in the Hudson Valley, but it seems that Fulton County has escaped our net, a mere 80 miles away to the county seat of Johnstown.
25  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What's the most populous city you've been to? on: October 13, 2017, 08:22:11 am
Mexico City.
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