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26  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: Petition to ban ahugecat on: October 13, 2017, 12:57:49 pm
why?  i like cats Sad
27  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: fhtagn/PiT for President/Vice President of Atlasia! on: October 13, 2017, 12:56:18 pm
Endorsing my fellow avatar and her great VP.
28  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Is it impossible for me to vote in my state's 2018 elections? on: October 12, 2017, 07:27:41 pm
I just found out that the New York deadline to register to vote for the 2018 primaries and general election is tomorrow. I will be 18 years old at the time of these elections. Apparently, however, I must also be at least 18 by the end of this year (December 31, 2017) to register, and I will still be 17 then. Does this mean that I can't vote in my state's 2018 elections or am I missing something here?

It's the deadline for the 2017 election and the 2018 primaries.  2018 general election deadline isn't until next fall. 
29  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: Why was FL so Republican from 1952 to 2008? on: October 12, 2017, 03:44:12 pm
A huge amount of suburban population growth coming into the state from 1940s - 60s that helped Republican presidential candidates, at the same time as homegrown conservative Democrats started voting for them as well.  At the local and state level the Democrats continued their traditional organizational political strength, and were generally moderate or conservative in a way that allowed them to be acceptable to most of the newcomers.
30  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: Can we set a size limit on signatures? on: October 12, 2017, 03:00:04 pm
I find it hard to remember the exact code tbh.  It's easy to mess up.

[img width=350]http://url.com[/img]

350 is pixels iirc. You can also use height=, but if you just use width=, it will automatically resize it proportionally.

sometimes I've tried that and it hasn't worked.
31  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: Can we set a size limit on signatures? on: October 12, 2017, 02:41:58 pm
Part of the problem is many users dont' know how to adjust the image height/width.  It's not hard, people.

I find it hard to remember the exact code tbh.  It's easy to mess up.
32  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Who was president when your oldest grandparent was born? on: October 12, 2017, 02:08:29 pm
33  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Most #woke poster? on: October 12, 2017, 01:48:32 pm
figurea
34  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Mitt Romney on: October 12, 2017, 12:27:19 pm
You're not going to top the ultimate opinion of Mitt Romney thread:

https://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=94046.0

Seriously though, I retroactively wish he'd been elected in 2012, since it would mean that Trump wouldn't be president right now.


We can't be sure of that.
35  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: Why did George McGovern win so many Massachusetts counties in 1972? on: October 08, 2017, 04:19:15 pm
Shriver as VP is part of the answer.

The more surprising thing is how much RI swung - more than WV, in terms of the D% vote.
36  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Should the CDC be permitted to study gun violence? on: October 08, 2017, 03:54:29 pm
Centers for DISEASE Control should stick to studying diseases. NIOSH is largely a waste of money that could be better spent on real science. Malaria research > useless reports on how kids who accidentally shoot themselves are more likely to die from gun violence than kids who do not.
America is suffering an epidemic of gun violence. On average, a Mandalay Bay's worth of people kill themselves with a gun every day. Another 25 are killed by someone else with a gun.

Epidemic. Noun. A widespread occurrence of an infectious disease in a community at a particular time.

Gun violence is not a disease. CDC should stick to infectious diseases.

Oxford English Dictionary:

1.1. A sudden, widespread occurrence of an undesirable phenomenon.
‘an epidemic of violent crime’

https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/epidemic

Maybe we should have a separate department just for metaphorical epidemics.
37  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Worst myth on: October 08, 2017, 03:07:07 pm
Liberal Eisenhower, since that's the false one.

Raised taxes to 90%, lots of infrastructure, kept New Deal programs, put Earl Warren into the SC, warned against the military complex...those are some pretty good arguments without context.


"90% tax rates" in the 1950s US as signaling some kind of social democracy is the worst myth.  No one paid that.  Capital gains tax rates were essentially the same as today.
38  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: A Republican I was speaking to... on: October 08, 2017, 03:01:53 pm
Democrats are racist because they think oppressed people are oppresssed. Its racist to call a racist a racist.

Democrats might consider trying to explain how historical oppression relates to having or not having an ID, rather than just assuming it is obvious to everyone.
39  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Should Badger be sporting a Red avatar instead of Blue? on: October 08, 2017, 02:42:08 pm
I believe he said one time he was drinking buddies with John Boehner.
40  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: What states support protectionism? on: October 08, 2017, 02:38:27 pm
I believe PA has been relatively protectionist for most of its history.
Is that why they voted for Herbert Hoover in 1932?

I think in the sense that it was one reason the state was generally quite Republican from the late 19th century until just after WW2, yes.  Certainly not the only reason.
41  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Confederate Monuments Removal Cost on: October 07, 2017, 02:33:52 pm

That money would be spent on maintenance over time anyway. Non-story.

What sort of maintenance is this that costs so much?
42  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Should Badger be sporting a Red avatar instead of Blue? on: October 06, 2017, 02:43:40 pm
     Badger was originally an Option 3 person. That ended fairly quickly when he was accused of being a sock of Ogis, a then notorious sockmaster who always used accounts with no avatar. I don't know of course if that was the reason why he adopted an avatar, but this topic made me recall that episode.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Option%203 Huh
43  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: What type of Democrat are you? on: October 06, 2017, 02:25:05 am
A conservative Democrat is much more likely to have voted for Sanders than for Cruz in the primary.
44  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: VA-GOV 2017: Primary result: Northam vs Gillespie (General election: Nov 7th) on: October 06, 2017, 02:15:46 am
I used to think Gillespie was OK, but he has shown his real self over the past couple of months. He is so fake, and "fakely moderate" that it is nearly unbearable for me to even hear him anymore. I think people, and especially moderates in NOVA, are starting to see through him. That's probably why Northam is pulling ahead now. That, and a lot of undecideds coming to Northam, and big $$$ for him. I can't wait for this little sh!t to get defeated again next month.

Gillespie's real self?  been MIA for a long time.  It's embarrising.  Today in my mailbox I got a flyer from him talking about the evils of "restoring rights of violent criminals"  and somehow ex-felons voting is "dangerous." lol   It's pure cynical capitualtion to this weird idea he seems to have that a Trump/Stewart approach will win him the governorship, no way he believes this stuff he's putting out there.
I think he's managed to get me to vote libertarian again this time.
45  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Political Families where the Father and Son have a severe disconnect? on: October 06, 2017, 01:55:45 am
You mean like Benjamin and William Franklin?
46  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: "Pro-life" Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA-18) urged mistress to get an abortion on: October 04, 2017, 06:12:12 pm
Thankfully the only abortion that ended up taking place was of Tim Murphy's political future.
47  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: Catholic Know-Nothings? on: October 04, 2017, 05:55:22 pm
French Catholic South Louisiana had been strong for the Whigs, supportive of sugar tariffs and internal improvements, and in opposition to the more populist interests of many of the relative newcomers  (mostly Protestants and but also some Irish Catholics). When the Whig party more or less turned into the "Native American" Party in the South, many Catholics there stuck with them.   

*(also one of the few places in the South that Van Buren didn't generally do worse than Jackson a few years earlier. In part this was because Jackson was not an especially good fit for the culture and politics of the area, in spite of him being the hero of the Battle of New Orleans.  But it was also in part thanks to the fact that Whigs elsewhere had promoted the rumor that Van Buren was a Catholic, which local Democrats then seized on for their own advantage.)
48  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of this meme on: October 03, 2017, 04:32:37 pm
am i expected to be able to read that tiny fuzzy font? 
49  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Which Presidents do you believe are likely to live to be 100 years old? on: October 02, 2017, 06:16:37 pm
little known fact: William Howard Taft is alive and hibernating in a root cellar.
50  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: What states support protectionism? on: October 02, 2017, 04:44:27 pm
I believe shua posted a thread in the history board showing how the legislature voted by state for various wars and treaties. The main opposition to NAFTA, based on my recollection of that, was the upper Mid-West and upper New England.

I don't think I ever did NAFTA. Was probably someone else who posted that.

I believe PA has been relatively protectionist for most of its history.
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