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Re: political hobbyist thread
« Reply #225 on: May 13, 2021, 12:51:48 AM »
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« Reply #226 on: May 13, 2021, 08:34:39 PM »
I'm kinda jealous of the Alaska final four elections. It's interesting that I've heard weaker political parties be the cause and solution to extreme partisanship.


Yes, I think that's right, however a meeting in the middle isn't ideal for people who are looking for transformative changes. For all of the partisanship of the last two decades or so, policy wise there has been very little difference on how the parties have governed and approached policy.

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Re: political hobbyist thread
« Reply #227 on: May 14, 2021, 08:19:12 PM »
White people in one of the most segregated states in America are scared of black people? NOWAY

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Re: political hobbyist thread
« Reply #228 on: June 10, 2021, 09:33:39 AM »
Despite it always being all over twitter, I do my best to ignore New York politics. However, the issue of whether or not Eric Adams lives in New Jersey has caught my attention for it silliness.


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Re: political hobbyist thread
« Reply #229 on: June 10, 2021, 12:55:54 PM »
Despite it always being all over twitter, I do my best to ignore New York politics. However, the issue of whether or not Eric Adams lives in New Jersey has caught my attention for it silliness.


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That's wild. A while back two candidates thought the median home sale price on Brooklyn was under $100k, which was also pretty great.

https://www.aljazeera.com/economy/2021/5/11/andrew-yang-nails-brooklyn-house-price-query-in-nyc-mayoral-race

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Re: political hobbyist thread
« Reply #230 on: June 10, 2021, 08:29:17 PM »
he lives in his office.  i don't really get why this is being treated like a big mystery.


"it doesn't really look like this dude lives in this apt he owns that is his legal residence."

"yeah, he openly lives in his office.  everyone knows about it."

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Re: political hobbyist thread
« Reply #231 on: June 12, 2021, 11:21:08 AM »
Is this considered an HR 1 compromise? If not, why bother.

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Re: political hobbyist thread
« Reply #232 on: June 12, 2021, 09:09:44 PM »
I like the concept of RCV, never done it so I can't speak to the actual process or execution. It seems to me that RCV is more effective in local races, and maybe some state races. I don't know how it would help at all in gerrymandered house races, the point of gerrymandering is to get as many like minded, homogeneous voters in one race. RCV doesn't change that. Also with house and senate races the two parties will still coalesce around their chosen candidate.

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Re: political hobbyist thread
« Reply #233 on: July 07, 2021, 05:46:09 PM »
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Re: political hobbyist thread
« Reply #234 on: July 07, 2021, 06:46:03 PM »
America being the greatest country in the world is an interesting cultural question.

some good commentary on that by yglesias and @mattgrossmann.
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« Reply #235 on: July 07, 2021, 09:16:29 PM »
I dunno what's another one like violence/sex in TV, music or video games?

i feel like we mostly just got tired of that as a political issue rather than people changing their minds on it, but i guess it's sort of the same thing.
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Re: political hobbyist thread
« Reply #236 on: July 08, 2021, 10:32:09 AM »
I'm not sure I completely agree with this account of the way things have changed. Or with the idea that there were two things and now there are four things. But there are some great reflections about the differing values of people today and how it is difficult for them to see eye to eye.


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Re: political hobbyist thread
« Reply #237 on: July 08, 2021, 03:39:24 PM »
that was very interesting.
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Re: political hobbyist thread
« Reply #238 on: July 08, 2021, 03:43:44 PM »
I'm not sure I completely agree with this account of the way things have changed. Or with the idea that there were two things and now there are four things. But there are some great reflections about the differing values of people today and how it is difficult for them to see eye to eye.

haven't read the article but listed to an interesting podcast talking about it last night.

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Re: political hobbyist thread
« Reply #239 on: July 09, 2021, 08:48:06 AM »
It's a pretty good representation of modern politically motivated white people.
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Re: political hobbyist thread
« Reply #240 on: July 09, 2021, 08:54:35 AM »
It's a pretty good representation of modern politically motivated white people.

Yeah, it seems like there would only be a handful of non-whites in any of those categories. Do other non-white views of America just not count here or what?

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« Reply #241 on: July 09, 2021, 09:17:17 AM »
Well politically motivated white people pretty much control politics in this country. I'm don't think the point was other views don't count, but they certainly do not have the amount of influence.
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« Reply #242 on: July 09, 2021, 09:24:38 AM »
What an enjoyable article.

Conservatives:  Hollowed out evil!

Libs:  Oh gosh, just a few ideological missteps along the way, but always on a correctable course


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Re: political hobbyist thread
« Reply #243 on: July 09, 2021, 09:39:04 AM »
Dax, it might be time for some self reflection if you think an accurate representation of conservatives (YOUR SIDE in daxspeak) comes across as hollowed out evil.
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Re: political hobbyist thread
« Reply #244 on: July 09, 2021, 09:43:15 AM »
I'm not sure I completely agree with this account of the way things have changed. Or with the idea that there were two things and now there are four things. But there are some great reflections about the differing values of people today and how it is difficult for them to see eye to eye.

Man, every Atlantic article is about 3 times as long as it should be.
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« Reply #245 on: July 09, 2021, 09:45:16 AM »
Dax, it might be time for some self reflection if you think an accurate representation of conservatives (YOUR SIDE in daxspeak) comes across as hollowed out evil.

There's an entire section of the article which in so many words paints the conservative movement from the 1980's to the 1990's as either vapid empty suits or hellbent to destroy the government mechanisms as we know them.   It's complete tripe derived from partisan Lib dogma.

It then paints the Clinton and Obama years with a sort of white knuckle angst full of good intentions, but with some gut wrenching self congratulating over the top platitudinal missteps sprinkled with some gringe worthy political stump disenfranchisement.

The author correctly, but only superficially marks the turn of ProgLibs into ProgFacists and only slightly touches on the full assimilation of the Liberal movement into everything that they used to hate. 


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Re: political hobbyist thread
« Reply #246 on: July 09, 2021, 10:08:00 AM »
It's a pretty good representation of modern politically motivated white people.

Yeah, it seems like there would only be a handful of non-whites in any of those categories. Do other non-white views of America just not count here or what?

i think most non-white, non-black americans would be decently accommodated by those categories.  black americans are pretty unique and a fifth category is probably needed to accommodate a lot of black americans.
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Re: political hobbyist thread
« Reply #247 on: July 15, 2021, 12:59:31 PM »
This schedule sounds like Hell. Not worth the prestige or whatever you get out of that job.


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« Reply #248 on: July 28, 2021, 09:29:53 PM »
interesting post.  so many problems with construction/land use in this country, and not much political will to change anything.
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Re: political hobbyist thread
« Reply #249 on: July 28, 2021, 10:29:54 PM »
I thought it was interesting but the passage about the Yellow Vest protests in France being “mostly white supremacist” is an odd charge without any supporting evidence. Stanning for Macron that hard is pretty funny.
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