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  1. Dav

    Have you met any real-life Trump supporters?

    I don't know a single person from real life who would vote for Trump. (Obviously, his supporters are unavoidable online.) Maybe this is because of my age, or because I live in a diverse and well-educated area. Granted, most of the people I know are liberal... but I have conservative family...
  2. Dav

    WikiLeaks: Cuba banned Sicko for depicting 'mythical' healthcare system

    This is... this is just... wow. WikiLeaks: Cuba banned Sicko for depicting 'mythical' healthcare system | World news | guardian.co.uk Is there anyone who can take that movie - and Michael Moore in general - seriously after this? It was so dishonest in its portrayal of the Cuban health care...
  3. Dav

    Rep. Grayson Lowers the Bar

    This has to be the most blatantly dishonest political ad I've ever seen, and that's saying something. Rep. Grayson Lowers the Bar | FactCheck.org Here's Webster's full quote: There's more, too: Grayson has been garnering attention by acting like an adolescent internet troll for some time...
  4. Dav

    Nate Silver: GOP has 2-in-3 Chance of Taking House

    G.O.P. Has 2-in-3 Chance of Taking House, Model Forecasts - NYTimes.com I've been waiting for this forecast for quite a while. The result isn't surprising, though tbh I'd expected even better numbers for the GOP. Should be an interesting November.
  5. Dav

    Animated Avatars

    Just a minor question, but I'm not sure where else to ask. I've seen several members use animated avatars before, and at least one now. But when I try to use one (a .gif) I go to a screen that says that I may not use animated avatars. So, um, what's up with this?
  6. Dav

    This is not good

    Okay, so out of the last 90 hours (that's 3.75 days for those too lazy to do math), I have gotten one full night of sleep (10 hours), plus two naps (2 hours and 3 hours). That one full night of sleep was 48 hours ago, and I've gotten only one nap in since then. I just got out of bed after being...
  7. Dav

    Strom Thurmond's son defeated in primary by African American

    Oh, the irony.... Tim Scott wins nomination to become first black Republican congressman since 2003 - On Politics: Covering the US Congress, Governors, and the 2010 Election - USATODAY.com The district is Republican enough that Scott will almost certainly win, making him the first black...
  8. Dav

    Mitch Daniels: 2012 Dark Horse?

    Mitch Daniels is the governor of Indiana, who recently made news for saying that there should be a "truce" on social issues while the focus shifts to solving more pressing fiscal issues. I thought this was pretty obvious (and the entire point of the Tea Party movement), but apparently that's a...
  9. Dav

    Sexual Acts Among Top Activities While Driving Says Survey

    FOXNews.com - Sexual Acts Among Top Activities While Driving Says Survey Interesting.... Road head, I guess? But that doesn't explain the 20% more people who have dressed/undressed while driving. Who the hell does that? How? 5% have played video games while driving. I'm thinking maybe an IQ...
  10. Dav

    Introvert or Extrovert?

    I find this to be fascinating: Researchers Find Differences In How The Brains Of Some Individuals Process The World Around Them It refers to introverts as "highly sensitive", and says they make up one fifth of the population: Just a few excerpts; it goes on to say that the highly sensitive...
  11. Dav

    An Honest Facebook Political Discussion

    Just had to share this after it showed up on my Facebook feed. This is exactly what Facebook arguments are like, but it applies to this forum as well. "An Honest Facebook Political Argument" by Chase Mitchell on CollegeHumor
  12. Dav

    Confirmed: Nobody Read the Bill

    Hot Air Blog Archive Oh, by the way, O-Care lets states opt out of the individual mandate From HuffPo: From HotAir: From the bill: It's unlikely that states will actually be deemed to have met the requirements and get to opt out, but the fact that this wasn't played up for political...
  13. Dav

    Obama health plan would curb insurers on rate hikes

    Obama health plan would curb insurers on rate hikes - latimes.com Because this worked soooooo well when we did it with oil. Seriously, this is absolutely appalling. Oh hey, what was that about this not being a government take-over?
  14. Dav

    Tea Party Contract from America

    Hmm... Contract From America I wonder what Newt Gingrich thinks of this. Obviously it's in response to the criticisms of them not having a platform, and only being against stuff and not for stuff. I think this could potentially end up as big a deal as the last Contract. Apparently it'll be...
  15. Dav

    Rep. Kennedy to bow out, spelling end to family era

    Rep. Kennedy to bow out, spelling end to family era - The Boston Globe Did NOT see this coming. Wow.
  16. Dav

    House prediction contest

    Like the Senate prediction contest, except, you know, with the HoR. The President's party usually loses seats in the midterm elections, and 2010 looks to be no exception. The question is, will the GOP get a majority in the House? To do this, they would have to gain at least 40 seats. To put...
  17. Dav


    Demarchy (Demarchy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) is a system of governance by a randomly selected group of people. The term was coined by Australian philosopher John Burnheim in 1985. The system has been used by the ancient Athenians and the Amish. Basically, the idea is that people in...
  18. Dav

    Greatest attack ad ever?

    This literally had me ROFLing. This May Be the Greatest Campaign Web Video of All Time - Jim Geraghty YouTube- FCINO: Fiscal Conservative In Name Only
  19. Dav

    Which Party Governs Best?

    Put aside ideological issues for a moment, and consider: which party is simply the best at governance when it is in charge? Specifically, which one is more corrupt, and which more competent?
  20. Dav

    New Virginia Governor to Deliver GOP Response to State of the Union

    FOXNews.com - New Virginia Governor to Deliver GOP Response to State of the Union This is great news. McDonnell's inauguration speech was great, and it had me convinced that he is more of a fiscal conservative than the vast majority of Congress.
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