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Re: Politics

Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:09 pm
by rxlexi
i'm reading "american nations" right now and it feels very accurate on a macro-level. I appreciate the description of STL as a "border city" straddling the nations of Midlands and Appalachia.
I've not read American Nations but an excellent read with a very similar premise is "The Nine Nations of North America", by Joel Garreau (1981). A fun look at the country at that point in time, and rather accurate in it's divisions. A bonus is that the entire section on the plains nation (i.e. "breadbasket") is centered around KC as the capital city, including a BBQ debate. KC appeared to have substantial extra-regional influence in the late 70's - early 80's.

Well worth the read:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Nine_ ... th_America

And 2014 follow up:

https://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2 ... ears-later

Re: Politics

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:54 am
by warwickland
Image

i live in an extra-territorial annex of THE ISLANDS

Re: Politics

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:32 pm
by flyingember
That map reminded me of something I just heard-

"Make American Mexican Again" The idea that they should get back the land we took.

Re: Politics

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:24 pm
by FangKC
I think those living in The Empty Quarter would be the most insulted by these names.

Re: Politics

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:09 am
by grovester
grovester wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:52 am
shinatoo wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:34 am
grovester wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:58 am
I think Florida is lost. If they couldn't go blue this year what will change in 2020?

Ohio has a chance since Brown got reelected statewide, but will be difficult as the gop will control all of the statehouse. Iowa will be difficult for the same reason.

Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania will do it and the dems should be favored.
1.5 million ex-felons in Florida finally go their voting rights (40% of African American males in the state) back yesterday. I would guess that will have some effect on upcoming statewide elections.

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics ... ts-results
That is very true and overlooked on my part, though Florida has 2 years to subvert the will of their voters.
FLA GOP doesn't waste any time.
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politi ... nt-n985156

Re: Politics

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:50 pm
by shinatoo
Infuriating. Hopefully the FLA courts will overturn.

Re: Politics

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:47 am
by FangKC
We can’t confirm him,’ Pat Roberts warns of potential Kobach nomination for DHS
One of the GOP senators from Kris Kobach’s home state said Tuesday that the Senate would not be able to confirm the Kansas Republican if President Donald Trump taps him for a cabinet post.

Kobach, the former Kansas secretary of state, has been mentioned as a potential candidate for an array of immigration-related positions since President Donald Trump pulled his nominee for the director of Immigration Customs Enforcement and announced the departure of Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen.

But Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kansas, said he doesn’t believe the Republican-controlled Senate could confirm his fellow Kansan, who has gained national notoriety for championing stronger restrictions on immigration.

“Don’t go there. We can’t confirm him,” Roberts whispered to The Kansas City Star when asked about Kobach Tuesday on his way into a Senate vote.
...
https://www.kansascity.com/news/politic ... ingstories

Re: Politics

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:47 pm
by phuqueue
Not-so-bold prediction: if Trump nominates him, the GOP will confirm him.

Re: Politics

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:37 pm
by WSPanic
phuqueue wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:47 pm
Not-so-bold prediction: if Trump nominates him, the GOP will confirm him.
And Susan Collins will just feel awful about voting for him.

Re: Politics

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:00 pm
by brewcrew1000
Mayor Pete seems to be gaining a lot of traction. He reminds me a lot of Kander