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Deck Knight
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Deck Knight

Call me Rafael, Don't Vote for Donnie., Male, 29, from Massachusetts

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Jigen Makkoto Jul 6, 2015

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Feb 10, 2016 at 10:37 PM
    1. QuickBH
      QuickBH
      What are your thoughts on Rand Paul? I know you like Ted Cruz, and Rand Paul seems to be quite similar but for the complete abolishment on spying on individuals and less likely to go to war with Iran. He also will surge in Iowa, because he has some of the best grassroots in Iowa EVER. (1000+ prestinct chairman, with 10,000 students voting) So I certainly see him as having a chance.
      1. Deck Knight
        Deck Knight
        Generally I like Paul and suspect he will do better than people think because of ground game in IA and especially NH (which trends libertarian, not "moderate"), but just like Ron Paul did in 2012, he has the opposite problem of most candidates.

        Most candidates have the problem that their support is a mile wide and an inch deep. Paul's problem is his support is a mile deep and an inch wide, i.e. his supporters are the most zealously committed to him but, by comparison to others, they are few in number.

        Rand has also been very bad at surrounding himself with the right influencers. For example his argument is that he expands the party to new constituencies but one of his photo ops was with Al Sharpton . He has also sided at various times with Mitch McConnell which undercuts a lot of his anti-establishment credentials. Both of those guys are Kryptonite in this GOP primary cycle.

        Finally, he's a bit of a victim of circumstance because this cycle has had more emphasis on ISIS and terrorism than on the NSA, and Paul has never been effective at neutralizing the argument those two issues aren't linked. Throw in immigration and the basic calculation of Cruz has been this: "Paul is right on spying, mostly correct on national security, and wrong on amnesty. Rubio is wrong on spying, mostly correct on national security, and wrong on amnesty. Cruz is right on all three."
        Jan 18, 2016
      2. Deck Knight
        Deck Knight
        tl;dr campaign analysis version is that Cruz got in very early (March 2015), specifically targeted Ron Paul type voters as well as evangelicals and Tea Party voters, and as other candidates with those bases (Scott Walker first, Ben Carson more recently,) faded he made the most gains among their supporters. That strategy left Rand with a shadow of Ron's support, which is still significant, motivated, and politically effective, but not enough to project that force into the kind of primary polling numbers you need to obtain to build momentum.

        I could go on but I've given you enough of an essay for now.
        Jan 18, 2016
    2. Snobalt
      1. Deck Knight
        Deck Knight
        Yes. Let us condemn people for what their supporters say/do.

        By this standard, Barack Obama has bombed the Pentagon because he launched his political career in Bill Ayers' house and Hillary... well, you don't need to reference her supporters because her negligence already got four people under her authority killed while she lied about it (to their families, not hers), and domestically broke every law about US national security document security on the books.

        But you didn't read about any of that on addictinginfo because they are leftist bootlickers.
        Jan 11, 2016
    3. Ununhexium
      Ununhexium
      I know you probably get really annoyed by constant political questions on your wall, but what pair would you like to see win the presidency and vice presidency, not necessarily just he president

      I like Cruz and Rubio
    4. Geodude6
      Geodude6
      If a Democrat were to become POTUS, which of the current demo candidates would you prefer take that position?
      1. Deck Knight
        Deck Knight
        Bernie Sanders. He's not a criminal and he maxes out at one term.
        Dec 15, 2015
    5. az
      az
      i spat out my tea hahahahaha holy shit
      1. Deck Knight
        Deck Knight
        I aim to please.
        Nov 25, 2015
    6. sunny004
      sunny004
      Who do you think is the best candidate in the Presidental race right now? Why? (I'm kinda curious) :P
      1. sunny004
        sunny004
        Nov 18, 2015
      2. Deck Knight
        Deck Knight
        Have heard of nationstates, too much maintenance for me to sustain.

        I'm supporting Cruz. I think he has shown sufficient fundraising capability, broad support, and of course he aligns with me on issues.

        The best candidate so far on objective metrics looks to be Trump. Top of the polls, he's been the force driving ratings at the debates, and he was able to cover a major hurdle in actually getting ballot access in Virginia, which means he's not just running on celebrity but doing the actual groundwork necessary to win convention delegates.

        Carson is a inexplicable to me as to why his support is so high and has been sustained, but he may be advantaging from people who really hate politicians but think Trump is an embarrassment.

        Rubio is essentially in the same position as Cruz, but with a different donor mix and appeal. Those four are the only conceivable nominees at this point.
        Nov 18, 2015
    7. Geodude6
      Geodude6
      dick knight imo
      1. Deck Knight
        Deck Knight
        In a world governed by excessive placidity, some must stand boldly for the self-preserving masculinity of a competent culture. Some knights - must be dicks.

        And who better than I?
        Who better than I?
        Nov 18, 2015
    8. QuickBH
      QuickBH
      I agree 100% with your signature.
    9. Yeastisbeast
      Yeastisbeast
      Can someone plz help? I am unable to type in the boxes used in forums that you usuall type in.I can't select them , aIthough I can write titles in pms. I have had this a ccount for quite some time does anyone know how I can recticfy this?
    10. Geodude6
      Geodude6
      You should return to ASB. ~<3
    11. Geodude6
      Geodude6
      would you rather have trump become potus or have obama serve a third term
      1. Deck Knight
        Deck Knight
        If Trump wins the nomination I am totally voting for him.

        I do hope Obama does get a third term - in prison, after serving a first and second there. It's not like his SecState can set up a homebrew server with a backup in a Denver loo without him knowing about it, come on.
        Sep 5, 2015
    12. unfixable
      unfixable
      what do you think of donald trump
      1. Deck Knight
        Deck Knight
        Went on vacation starting Friday, so I've been away from my PC. Basically I won't vote for Trump in the primary because he attempted to game eminent domain against an unwilling seller, but I'm pretty happy he's stirring things up and bringing attention and ratings to the GOP race.

        I do hope he loses the nomination though because he's already hyperbolic and it just gets embellished even more because he's upending the "respectable" applecart of punditry so many people have milked for so long.

        The oddest thing is, is that Trump is actually a fantastic executive. Donald Trump, Sr. runs a great company, works well with employees, clients, and vendors, and operates a massive operation all over the country. Unfortunately he's been running as the media creation "The Donald" from his Apprentice show. I was hoping he'd turn off "The Donald" for the debate and turn on "Donald Trump, Sr" just for that night.
        Aug 10, 2015
      2. Ununhexium
        Ununhexium
        I saw Donald Trump speak today (yesterday) and I do have to say he is a really good speaker and does a great job bringing important things to the table for discussion

        But yeah I'm hoping someone like Rubio takes it
        Aug 15, 2015
    13. Acklow
      Acklow
      The irony @your sig is that I never made the Smogon Gold thread because of likes being removed. I actually wanted to do that thread for a while, but it coincidentally occurred after likes being removed.
      1. Deck Knight
        Deck Knight
        I know the notion of a coordinated humor forum staff is somewhat a contradiction in terms, but it would help a lot in keeping the firebotters happy.
        Aug 6, 2015
    14. TFK
    15. Ununhexium
      Ununhexium
      you have the single best signature on all of smogon
    16. Deck Knight
      Deck Knight
      Jigen Makkoto
    17. Deck Knight
      Deck Knight
      I will lower immigration by 100%. I will also lower emigration by 100%.
    18. Birkal
      Birkal
      My roomie LOVES this show.
      1. Deck Knight
        Deck Knight
        "When there's trouble you call DW"
        Let's get dangerous!
        May 29, 2015
    19. Stratos
      Stratos
      my parents were talking about how funny it would be if a muslim stepped forward to defend indiana's law because he didn't believe in gay marriage. Watching a liberal try to reconcile their love of every "oppressed" group would be a comedy act for the ages.
    20. Gale Wing Srock
      Gale Wing Srock
      Hey DK, you are up in our battle.
    21. VirajVora
      VirajVora
      Hi... I am new in ASB and have some doubt in ASB so asking you as I found u online now...
      The summary of Rock Slide says "Non-Rock-type users require an external source of rocks, or else this move fails."
      So can a Rock Slide be used in ASB Arena by Non-Rock type user ?
      1. Deck Knight
        Deck Knight
        Yes. ASB Arena is a "No Restrictions" Arena, so those types of rules don't apply. You run into restricted arenas a lot more at higher level play like Gym Matches, The Legend Run, etc.
        Mar 8, 2015
      2. VirajVora
        VirajVora
        Thank you so much :]
        Mar 8, 2015
    22. Stratos
      Stratos
      apparently i sniped your avatar LOL whoops didnt even know
    23. Gale Wing Srock
      Gale Wing Srock
      Hey DK, I am on LOA right now. Cousins in town man! It gets crazy. I will post before by DQ expires. Is that cool?

      Also you did bring Dusky and Forrety, man of your words eh?
      1. Gale Wing Srock
        Gale Wing Srock
        Feb 21, 2015
      2. Gale Wing Srock
        Gale Wing Srock
        DK, I ordered! Don't whack me too hard :(
        Feb 22, 2015
      3. Gale Wing Srock
        Gale Wing Srock
        Hey DK,

        This second sub seems illegal, I spoke to a few folks on IRC and we seem to agree.

        Could you please check if that is the way you want it?

        "If Rotom would not be under the effects Volt Switch at the end of A2, use Fire Spin on A2."
        Feb 26, 2015
    24. The Royal Guard
      The Royal Guard
      All right, I've re-reffed I THINK I got everything.
    25. The Royal Guard
      The Royal Guard
      Apparently I was wrong in DQing Texas so if you want the fight to continue you may do so
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    Define Social Justice Warrior (SJW):
    1. see, Trust Fund Baby
    2. On campus: A person whose personal resources and enabling parents allow them to demand, via tuition hikes only their parents can afford, that other students finance their ideological fantasies.
    3. A moppet more irritating than Miss Piggy and more green than Kermit the Frog.

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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Jul 11, 1986 (Age: 29)
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Favorite Pokémon:
    Octillery
    My Characteristic:
    Strongly defiant
    Jigen Makkoto
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