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11101  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: WY-AL: Cubin to retire in 2008? on: October 22, 2007, 01:42:46 pm
I missed the question mark the first time I read this thread title.

11102  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Re: NM-SurveyUSA: Giuliani, McCain ahead of Clinton on: October 22, 2007, 01:41:43 pm
Guiliani looks strong in the Mountain West.  Then again, so did Bob Dole, and look where it got him.
11103  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Re: New Tradesports rankings on: October 22, 2007, 02:58:53 am
Whoa!  Glad I bought all that Huckabee at 3.

Though it is worth mentioning that his bid/ask is only 4.8/4.9, despite 6 being the last trade.
11104  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Oklahoma City is about to sky-rocket in growth... on: October 22, 2007, 01:57:06 am
I hope you take a second look at Oklahoma City and realize that we are an extremely important state, not any less important than New York City or Los Angeles.

If you honestly think that Oklahoma City is equally important as NYC or LA, I don't really know what to tell you.  I mean, there's liking one's city of residence, and then there's... that.

Also, I was unaware that Oklahoma City was a state unto itself. Tongue

LOL STUF theyve got enuf people there for a whole congressional district now, lol
11105  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Arnold gets it right again on: October 22, 2007, 01:52:08 am
You mean he wants  the Republican party to move to the left of the Democratic party? That's not going to happen.

Or maybe just roll back the clock to, say, the far more tolerable GOP of the 1980s.

Remember?  When the GOP was for limited government (and meant it), balanced budgets, intelligent foreign policy, and for keeping out of people's private lives?
11106  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: IN-09: Battle #4 begins - Sodrel to challenge Hill again in 2008 on: October 22, 2007, 01:40:18 am
Hill is favored, since he can expect to do slightly better than in 2004, and he only has to do slightly better to win. Prior to that, the district last voted Republican in 1962.

It nearly voted Republican in 1992 and 1996. It also sided with Bush in 2000. IN-09 is a true swing district.

As much a "swing district" as an R+7 district can be, I suppose.
11107  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Hybrid Car Tax Break on: October 21, 2007, 04:59:44 pm
Aye. I am glad that we finally have the opportunity to standardize hybrid car benefits.

Amen to that.  I'm most pleased about the consolidation aspect to the bill.
11108  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Repeal of the Repeal of the Education and Care for Children in Poverty Act on: October 21, 2007, 04:57:29 pm
While I'm incredibly hesistant to meddle in the affairs of Atlasian families, I just can't support the idea of allowing a state funded daycare that basically accounts for 75% or more of a newborn's waking hours.  That's not a healthy way to raise a baby, I'm sorry.

I'd sooner support some kind of "big government" European mommy allowance situation.  At least the kid gets to spend some time with its mother in that case.

Aye on the amendment.  It moves this bill in the right direction.
11109  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Atlasian-United States Relations Exploration Act on: October 21, 2007, 04:44:42 pm
Let me add my voice to the chorus of veto-supporters.  As my colleage Verily has stated before, this thing "United States" is little more than the figment of our collective imaginations.  There is only one country between Mexico and Canada, and that is Atlasia.

This bill, which a mere 40% of the Senate supports, threatens our very sense of reality.
11110  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Hybrid Car Tax Break on: October 21, 2007, 04:34:06 pm
11111  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Jury Reform Bill on: October 21, 2007, 04:33:08 pm
11112  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Reform of the Alcohol Reform Act Bill on: October 21, 2007, 04:31:41 pm
11113  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Louisiana Gubernatorial Primary - 20 October 2007 on: October 20, 2007, 02:42:45 am
Yeah, especially since they describe what Mississippi has become after 4 years under Barbour...

And Mississippi was such a utopia before Barbour came along!  Sad
11114  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Atlasian-United States Relations Exploration Act on: October 19, 2007, 05:29:06 pm
Will this be going to the regions at all?

No.  It's not a constitutional amendment.
11115  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Mr. Moderate District 2 Senate Office on: October 19, 2007, 05:23:13 pm
Thank you very much for the endorsement Senator Wink.

Your endorsement is very much appreciated Smiley

No worries, you both clearly deserve it.

I updated (and completed) my October 2007 endorsements.  A bit late, but........yeah.
11116  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: America's Safest and Most Dangerous Cities on: October 19, 2007, 04:33:30 pm
I'd say Camden is about 20% black, 20% hispanic, and 60% abandoned, fire damaged, and boarded up.
11117  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Have you ever been appalled by violent media? (Movies, video games) on: October 19, 2007, 04:27:23 pm
Let it be known that I do enjoy knowing that my collection of violent movies pisses off people like you and Ralph Nader.

I can see Ralph Nader right now, in his giant, dark, fortress of evil, pounding his fist on his oversized desk in outrage over your collection of movies he's never heard of.
11118  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: With which Congressperson are you most closely politically aligned? on: October 19, 2007, 04:20:35 pm
Chris Shays; perhaps the late, great Connie Morella.
11119  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Tsongas declared victor with 85% of precincts reporting. on: October 19, 2007, 04:12:58 pm
And sixteen years without all Democratic congressional representation
12 years IIRC, or is it 10?

Republicans have not had a congressman in MA since: Jan 1997 (Blute, Torkildsen).
Republicans have not had enough votes to defend a veto since: Jan 1993.
11120  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: Official Northeast Voting Booth - Gubernatorial Election and October Props on: October 19, 2007, 02:37:55 am
For the Office of Northeast Governor:

[1] Governor MAS117 (I-NJ)
[  ] None of These
[2] Write In: AndrewCT (NLC-CT)

For the Office of Northeast Lieutenant Governor

[1] Lieutenant Governor Rockefeller Republican (NLC-ME)
[  ] None of These
[2] Write In: AndrewCT (NLC-CT)

Death Penalty Abolition Bill  NAY

Rapid Transit Investment Bill  AYE

Fluorescent Light Bulb Recycling Bill  AYE

Proposition on the Officialization of the Separation of Religion and State  AYE

Public Access to the Legislative Record Bill  AYE

Health Insurance Option Restoration Act  AYE

Children’s Health Care Act  AYE

Northeastern Region Legislation Standardization Act  ABSTAIN

Adoption Reform Bill  AYE
11121  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: Official October 2007 Federal Election VOTING BOOTH on: October 19, 2007, 01:23:57 am
Yay, democracy!

For the offices of President and Vice President:

[1] Colin Wixted/Jas (NLC-PA/I-IA)
[2] gporter/Inks.LWC (R-TN/R-MI)
[3] South Park Conservative/MasterJedi (RPP-IA/NRM-WI)
[  ] None of the above
[4] Write-in: Tony Micelli/Angela Bower (HA-NY/OT-CT)

For the office of Northeast Senator:

[1] Verily (NLC-NH)
11122  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: NJ State Senate 02: Whelan/McCullough a dead heat on: October 19, 2007, 12:10:35 am
This is the first time I've ever seen a poll for a state legislative race.

More money will probably be spent on this race than 95% of the US House races in the country.  Two to four million per candidate.

For a State Assembly race? Why? That's more than what's spent on competitive State Senate races in California, which is the world's seventh largest economy. What's wrong with the Garden State?

Because politics in New Jersey, more so than in California, is all about personal enrichment.  State and county contracts, all that good stuff.  It's legalized bribery, really, with terrible campaign finance laws.

The record was set in 2005, when a combined $4.2 million was spent in the Atlantic City based Assembly district to defeat incumbent Republicans Kirk Conover and Francis Blee.  Blee won, but Whelan (now running for Senate) knocked off Conover.

The same strategy plays itself out every year—Camden County Democrats pick one or two seats to play in, flood the district with obscene amounts of cash (often times taking out loans), win seats, and rake in cash hand over fist as contracts flood to Democrat-friendly companies, law firms, insurance companies, and financial institutions.

Was Conover and Blee more expensive then Fred and Geist?

No.  Conover/Blee was the most expensive State Assembly race ever.

The most expensive State Senate race is still Geist/Madden.  George Geist spent $1.3 million to try and hold his seat; Fred Madden dropped $4.4 million to take it from him by a 63 vote margin.  That works out to $5.7 million for one seat.  (Note to out-of-staters: neither self funded.)
11123  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: (MS-GOV) Waller and Espy endorse Barbour on: October 18, 2007, 11:57:02 pm
Well, I guess it was possible that Bret Schundler could have won too.  All it would have taken is the construction of a smart nuclear bomb capable of taking out only the counties of Hudson, Essex, and Camden.
11124  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Re: Gov. Patrick will endorse Sen. Obama on: October 18, 2007, 11:44:41 pm

Given that Deval Patrick is black, had he endorsed Clinton, it probably would have bolstered the credibility of claims that Obama isn't black enough to deserve the support of black people.

Is that stupid?  Yes.  But probably true.

If Obama "isn't black enough," then Deval Patrick qualifies as a pure breed WASP.
11125  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Re: Mike Huckabee/Tim Pawlenty vs. Clinton/Obama on: October 18, 2007, 11:42:12 pm
People nationwide are actually huge fans of Hillary's universal health care, and trust Democrats the same as Republicans on securing the fatherhomeland.

If by "huge fans," you mean evenly split 50-50, you'd be right.
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