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by superwizard
Thu Jun 30, 2016 6:38 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2016 United States Election
Replies: 2864
Views: 460811

Re: 2016 United States Election

I live in California. No matter who I vote for, the state will go to the Democrat. I have a friend who lives in Texas. No matter who he votes for, the state will go to the Republican. So tell me more about how voting for major party candidates determines the outcome. So actually I've thought about ...
by superwizard
Sun Jun 26, 2016 4:10 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2016 United States Election
Replies: 2864
Views: 460811

Re: 2016 United States Election

S'wiz, nice to see you here, and thank you very much for your comments. :hug: Always great to drop by! Glad the new server is up and running! Superwizard: :hug: That is just CRAZY. It makes me want to hit something, hard. What I think is very problematic is that Trump has risen to the top of the Re...
by superwizard
Sun Jun 26, 2016 2:05 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2016 United States Election
Replies: 2864
Views: 460811

Re: 2016 United States Election

I strongly relate to this article by Aziz Ansari in the New York Times: http://nyti.ms/28SGYEA . For someone like me, this election is painfully personal. Donald Trump has threatened to deport me from my own country (he walked it back later but who cares?). When deciding who to vote for this electio...
by superwizard
Fri Mar 11, 2016 4:23 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2016 United States Election
Replies: 2864
Views: 460811

Re: 2016 United States Election

I also just have to add this: Asked about his recent comments that “Islam hates us,” and if he really meant all Muslims, Mr. Trump doubled down: “ I mean a lot of them, I mean a lot of them,” he said. “There’s tremendous hatred, and I will stick with exactly what I said.” He is not willing to be pol...
by superwizard
Wed Mar 09, 2016 8:47 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2016 United States Election
Replies: 2864
Views: 460811

Re: 2016 United States Election

Yes, you're right of course. It was an intemperate remark, made from an intemperate state of mind. It's distressing to see the Methodology fail so badly on my own territory, though. And personally embarrassing as well--I had a number of people ask me yesterday who I thought would win. I totally fee...
by superwizard
Wed Mar 09, 2016 8:04 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2016 United States Election
Replies: 2864
Views: 460811

Re: 2016 United States Election

*Edit: Not quite. I don't know exactly how the rules work, but it looks like it's going to be 63 Sanders to 53 Clinton. He needs to narrow Clinton's lead by a lot more than 10 if he's going to catch up, but the fact that the polls were so, so far off here throws doubt on pretty much everything goin...
by superwizard
Thu Mar 03, 2016 3:18 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2016 United States Election
Replies: 2864
Views: 460811

Re: 2016 United States Election

And he didn't "ask"; they were made to leave. Sorry for not being clear, yes similar to V I meant that he wasn't the one physically escorting them out but thanks for clarifying! One thing that I read recently makes me wonder with the GOP really is as over as most assume. Ok first things f...
by superwizard
Tue Mar 01, 2016 8:10 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2016 United States Election
Replies: 2864
Views: 460811

Re: 2016 United States Election

I have seen (and contributed) to the blitz myself. I think a lot of it is by Trump's own design and I think he knows what he is doing. He is the one who refused to denounce Duke. He is the one who asked a group of black students to leave his rally. He knows more than anyone else how to motivate cert...
by superwizard
Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:02 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2016 United States Election
Replies: 2864
Views: 460811

Re: 2016 United States Election

Dave it sounds like the Clinton campaign is definitely getting ready for an all out campaign blitz against him if he does end up as the nominee: http://nyti.ms/1RC2HSy . The idea of President Obama himself going around and mobilizing against him sounds especially powerful. While there have been seve...
by superwizard
Mon Feb 29, 2016 2:13 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2016 United States Election
Replies: 2864
Views: 460811

Re: 2016 United States Election

The gist is, as some posters here have already stated, that the GOP is having trouble because what he is saying outright is what the party has been implying and hinting at for years to stir up its base. Congratulations, it worked. Well what's interesting to me is that Donald Trump's support is quit...
by superwizard
Sun Feb 28, 2016 11:27 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2016 United States Election
Replies: 2864
Views: 460811

Re: 2016 United States Election

Why would he refuse to do so on Meet the Press days later? That's extremely strange. Ok serious question: does anything Trump say make logical and calculated sense? I get the feeling that he just plays everything by ear and his supporters don't mind him switching positions often. I'm not trying to ...
by superwizard
Sat Feb 27, 2016 4:43 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2016 United States Election
Replies: 2864
Views: 460811

Re: 2016 United States Election

This article comes very close to capturing my feelings about the Democratic race (even though I'm not a woman). I feel pretty similarly. Still being on a college campus, I interact with many Bernie supporters and I often I feel like a wet blanket when I debate them. I let them know that while I agr...
by superwizard
Fri Feb 26, 2016 5:56 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is dead
Replies: 116
Views: 45000

Re: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is dead

Do you think the Obama administration was ever seriously considering Sandoval or that it was simply a tactic to show how preposterous the Republican refusal to consider any nominees?
by superwizard
Sat Feb 20, 2016 3:17 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is dead
Replies: 116
Views: 45000

Re: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is dead

V wrote:I'm not either, S'wiz (did I mention that I was happy to see you here?)
Hi! Glad to drop by! Honestly the debates about this upcoming election were just getting so charged and combative that I felt the need to drop by the one place online I know where people try and listen to each other...
by superwizard
Sat Feb 20, 2016 3:11 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2016 United States Election
Replies: 2864
Views: 460811

Re: 2016 United States Election

Irrespective of the actual legality, can we all agree that this issue is ridiculous? I can understand the argument for restricting the presidency to non-naturalized citizens (whether or not I agree is another matter) but where someone was born? How does that change anyone in any way? Quite honestly ...
by superwizard
Sun Feb 14, 2016 10:42 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is dead
Replies: 116
Views: 45000

Re: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is dead

SCOTUSblog has addressed the question of whether a recess appointment would be possible here: http://www.scotusblog.com/2016/02/is-a-recess-appointment-to-the-court-an-option/ I thought it was distasteful for so many republicans to immediately state that there was no possible way they would confirm ...
by superwizard
Sun Feb 14, 2016 12:33 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is dead
Replies: 116
Views: 45000

Re: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is dead

My condolences to his family.

I am very curious to see what happens next in this rather 'West Wing'-like situation. V, do you know if it is possible for the senate to hold off on confirming someone for approximately a year? I expect John Dickerson will bring this up in tonight's Republican debate.
by superwizard
Fri Aug 15, 2014 4:42 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Israel and Gaza
Replies: 151
Views: 44628

Re: Israel and Gaza

Having studied modern standard Arabic for three years, I understand about 1/5 of what she was saying. :) Oh well my apologies I didn't know! :oops: Her accent is something that I'm not quite used to myself and I definitely had to concentrate more to understand what she was saying. Arabic is such an...
by superwizard
Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:27 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Israel and Gaza
Replies: 151
Views: 44628

Re: Israel and Gaza

I can't watch that video without tearing up. It feels like a punch to the stomach. Trust me when I say that it is so much more heart wrenching if you understand arabic and her pleas. :( That being said, hopefully the worst is over for these poor souls: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/14/world/middle...
by superwizard
Tue Aug 05, 2014 3:35 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Israel and Gaza
Replies: 151
Views: 44628

Re: Israel and Gaza

s'wiz, I appreciate the perspective you bring here. You and PtB may both be right that the current government of Israel is the obstacle to peace. I do have a sense that one of the reasons Israel now has this government is because all the things that have been tried before failed to bring about peac...