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  1. Terrus

    Jack Terrus

    Sadly, signing back out -- pretty clear I don't have the time at this point, despite my hopes. Have fun, everyone!
  2. Terrus

    Jack Terrus

    Character Name: Jack Terrus Political Party: Republican Faction: Christian Right Seat Held: Mississippi 4th Date of Birth: 16 September 1921 Place of Birth: Jackson, Mississippi Place of Residence: Jackson, Mississippi Race/Ethnicity: White Gender: Male Religious Affiliation: Catholic Family Information: Collette Terrus (wife; born Collette Balconie 22 July 1927; housewife) James Terrus (son; born 13 June 1946; Mississippi State Senator; Republican) Jacqueline McClellan (daughter; born Jacqueline Terrus on 13 June 1946; housewife) Sophie Swaim (born Sophie Terrus on 12 January 1949; housewife) Educational History: Diploma, Chamberlain-Hunt Academy (1939) Bachelor of Accountancy, University of Mississippi (1948) Occupational History: United States Army (1942-1946) 2nd Lieutenant (1942-1943) Captain (1943-1945) Lieutenant Colonel (1945-1946) Accountant, Finance Department, City of Jackson (1946-1948) Accountant, Budget and Finance Department, Hinds County (1948-1951) Accounting Coordinator, Business Office, Jackson Public Schools (1951-1957) Executive Director, Business Office, Jackson Public Schools (1957-1960) Jackson City Council Member (1960-1964) Hinds County Supervisor (1964-1976) Mississippi State Auditor (1976-1980) United States Representative (1981-Present) Jack Terrus is an American politician who is serving as the United States Representative from the Mississippi 4th Congressional District. He is a Republican, though he was a Democrat until 1985. Terrus is considered a leading Christian Right politician, who has openly associated himself with the Moral Majority movement. The representative has largely concerned himself with agricultural, rural, and social issues, though he is also known for being one of the largest solicitors of earmarks in Congress. Terrus distinguished himself as a student, military supply officer, and accountant in his early years. He grew up in Jackson, where his father was an influential city councillor. He attended Jackson Public Schools until seventh grade, when he transferred to the elite Chamberlain-Hunt Academy, from which he graduated with honors in 1939. Terrus subsequently enrolled in the University of Mississippi to study accounting, but took a leave of absence after the Pearl Harbor attacks in order to join the United States Army. Terrus completed officer candidate school in mid 1942, but due to his educational background, was assigned to support operations. The would-be accountant distinguished himself in this role and earned two brevet promotions in the Army of the United States, becoming a lieutenant colonel by the time the war ended. So as to avoid a peace time demotion, Terrus mustered out after the war in 1946, and reenrolled at Ole Miss, graduating in 1948. He gained employment with the City of Jackson as an accountant, and quickly made a name for himself in terms of competency. Hinds County gave Terrus a more lucrative position in 1948, and in 1951, he became the accounting coordinator for the Jackson Public Schools. Yet Terrus' primary career was always one of local and state politics. He consistently volunteered on Democratic campaigns as a teenager and in his early twenties, and became closely enmeshed in local and state politics through his father. Following the Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board in 1954, Terrus helped found the Jackson Citizens' Council, and became a leading member. Through his work fighting desegregation, Terrus became a wildly popular figure in the city, gaining himself an appointment as the head of the school systems' finances in 1957. Terrus had far greater ambitions than accounting, however, and in 1960, successfully won election as a Jackson City Council Member. Four years later, he won election to the County Board of Supervisors, and twelve years after that, won a statewide election as Mississippi State Auditor. In each of these rolls, Terrus publicly and staunchly opposed desegregation, and consistently used his powers to the greatest extent possible to disenfranchise, disadvantage, and otherwise defeat African Americans. He remained wildly popular amongst Mississippi whites for this work, and only increased his popularity by associating himself with the Moral Majority movement in 1979. Terrus elevated himself to national politics in 1981, albeit only after a major setback in 1980. When it emerged in 1980 that United States Representative Jim Hinds, a Republican, had offered a blowjob to a man in 1976, Terrus took the lead in the movement calling for Hinds' removal, prosecution, and incarceration. Terrus in fact joined the congressional race, seeking to unseat Hinds; however, Hinds narrowly won reelection, defeating Terrus. Yet just a few months later, Hinds was forced to resign amidst being prosecuted for engaging in sodomy. Terrus ran in the 1981 special election to replace Hinds, and narrowly won, running on a conservative social platform that the New York Times said amounted to "gay bashing, racist dog whistles, and opposition not just to abortion but to women's rights in general." While national media establishments condemned Terrus, white Mississippians rallied to his cause, and Terrus won election to Congress by a landslide. Once in the House of Representatives, Terrus opposed the reauthorization of the Civil Rights Act, campaigned against gay rights and abortion rights, and opposed the Equal Rights Amendment. He also became a leading voice on agricultural and rural issues, and one of the most prolific acquirers of earmarks. Terrus won reelection by large margins in 1982 and 1984; he became a Republican in 1985, and a faced a more serious challenge in 1986 as a result, but ultimately did retain office that year.
  3. Alternate History Presidents is a mini-game in which players cooperatively write an alternate history of the United States based upon a set scenario. Each player simulates the happenings in the United States of America (and as applicable, world) during a single presidential term. Each post builds upon the prior posts, constructing a "what if" narrative had something gone differently historically. Most rounds, the deviation from real life takes the form of a different outcome of a historical presidential election, but this can vary. Between TAR, VUSA, VA, and VGS, there have been approximately twenty rounds, hence this round being christened "XX". There are a few basic rules of gameplay: Each player simulates a single four-year period during his/her turn, correlating to a presidential term (e.g.: March 1861-March 1865 or January 2009-January 2013), except that a player may elect to simulate only half the turn, in which case the turn ends when the new Congress convenes after mid-term elections. A player must build on and account for the posts of prior players. A player should only change history (especially world history) where the changes from real-life prior to that player's post (and in that player's post) justify it. A player should post at least 200 words but no more than 1,000 words. These are soft limits but a player should give a broad idea as to events without writing a massive amount. A player may post only every three turns, meaning two other players must post before that player posts again. This rule is waived where no player posts for 48 hours (96 if reservation was made). A player may make a reservation (either immediate or for next turn), but the reservation lasts only for 48 hours. If the player fails to post in that period, the reservation lapses without exception. Round XX Prompt: Associate Supreme Court Justice David Davis turned down an appointment to the United States Senate so as to be able to serve impartially on the Electoral Commission in 1876. Davis voted with the Republican Commission members to award Republican presidential nominee Rutherford B. Hayes the electoral votes from Oregon, South Carolina, and Louisiana. However, Davis voted with the Democratic Commission members to award Democratic presidential nominee Samuel Tilden the electoral votes from Florida, delivering to Tilden the presidency. President Samuel Tilden (D) and Vice President Thomas A. Hendricks (D) thus assumed office on March 4, 1877. The Democratic Party retained the majority in the House of Representatives and the Republican Party retained the majority in the Senate, while Republican appointees also retained a majority on the Supreme Court.
  4. Terrus

    The American Monarchy

    Well, at this point, I think it's safe to say this round has come to an end. I've tried to write a reply a few times now, but ultimately, I feel like you and I are locked in a bit of a circle, Holson. ...shall we start a new round?
  5. Michael Morrell, Director of National Intelligence: Thank you for the question, Senator. It is our analysis that the Kim family at large is focused exclusively on power, and that most of the non-family inner circle is similarly seeking to establish and protect itself. In our view, a decapitation strike would have no positive impact upon North Korea.
  6. Mister President, The Congress of the United States of America has passed this legislation, which we present for your signature. Sincerely, John Boehner, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Harrison LeClavers, President Pro Tempore of the United States Senate Mr. MORENO proposes for himself and others, with thanks to Mr. CRUZ A BILL To require a report on designation of North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism, and for other purposes. SECTION 1.Short title This Act may be cited as the North Korea State Sponsor of Terrorism Designation Act of 2013. SECTION 2.Report on designation of Government of North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism (a)Findings Congress makes the following findings: (1) The United States Government designated the Government of North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism on January 20, 1988. (2) On October 11, 2008, North Korea’s designation as a state sponsor of terrorism was rescinded, following commitments by the Government of North Korea to dismantle its nuclear weapons program. However, North Korea has failed to live up to these commitments. (3) The Government of North Korea has harbored members of the Japanese Red Army since a 1970 hijacking and continues to harbor the surviving hijackers to this day. (4) On July 16, 2010, in the case of Calderon-Cardona v. Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (case number 08–01367), the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico found that the Government of North Korea provided material support to the Japanese Red Army, designated as a foreign terrorist organization between 1997 and 2001, in furtherance of a 1972 terrorist attack at Lod Airport, Israel, that killed 26 people, including 17 Americans. (6) In June 2010, Major Kim Myong-ho and Major Dong Myong-gwan of North Korea’s Reconnaissance General Bureau pled guilty in a South Korean court to attempting to assassinate Hwang Jang-yop, a North Korean dissident in exile, on the orders of Lieutenant General Kim Yong-chol, the head of North Korea’s Reconnaissance General Bureau. The court sentenced each defendant to 10 years in prison. (b)Sense of Congress It is the sense of the Congress that the Government of North Korea should be designated as a state sponsor of terrorism. (c)Determination Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of State shall submit to the appropriate congressional committees a determination as to whether North Korea meets the criteria for designation as a state sponsor of terrorism. (d)Form The report required by subsection (c) shall be submitted in unclassified form, but may include a classified annex, if appropriate. SECTION 3.Definitions In this Act: (1)Appropriate congressional committees The term appropriate congressional committees means— (A)the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate; and (B)the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives. (2)Foreign terrorist organization The term foreign terrorist organization means an organization designated by the Secretary of State as a foreign terrorist organization under section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1189). (3)North korea The term North Korea means the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. (4)State sponsor of terrorism The term state sponsor of terrorism means a country the government of which the Secretary of State has determined, for purposes of section 6(j) of the Export Administration Act of 1979 (50 U.S.C. 4605(j)) (as in effect pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act), section 620A of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2371), section 40 of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2780), or any other provision of law, is a government that has repeatedly provided support for acts of international terrorism. PLAIN ENGLISH SUMMARY: "This bill expresses the sense of Congress that the government of North Korea should be designated as a state sponsor of terrorism. The Department of State shall submit to Congress a determination as to whether North Korea meets the criteria for designation as a state sponsor of terrorism." -Congressional Research Service
  7. The House approves the bill on a voice vote after a one-sided debate in which numerous members of both parties condemned North Korea at length.
  8. I'll page @Old Ironsides here, or I can take next if nobody wants to jump in.
  9. Parties Collide over Military Diversity WASHINGTON, DC -- Democrats and Republicans clashed in the Senate this week over a proposal to promote diversity in military leadership, marking the latest in a string of political battles over social issues this year. Senate Democrats promoted the Diversity in Military Leadership Act as a "common-sense" measure to use mentoring, outreach, and educational programs to increase diversity amongst the leading uniformed and civilian officials in the Defense Department. "This bill's purpose, and end result, is simple," Senator Harrison LeClavers (D-WI) declared on the Senate floor, "it is here to provide more of an opportunity to people who are qualified, and to help people develop the necessary skills, to join and rise through the ranks of the United States Armed Forces. We should be giving every opportunity to people to prove themselves, and this legislation will not only do that, but indeed, make sure that it is possible for more people to make a greater contribution, if they so choose, to the defense of the United States." Yet Congressional Republicans slammed the bill as "social engineering," suggesting it would weaken the armed forces by forcing upon it an affirmative action program that would select leaders based on ethnicity not merit. "Anyone who knows anything about the armed forces knows that the reason our military is so effective is because its a system of meritocracy," Senator John Garibaldi (R-OH) wrote in a statement, "the people in charge earned their positions of leadership through nothing but their own qualifications, talents, and hard work. What this bill does is undermine that system by prioritizing diversity over qualification, something that poses a very grave threat to our national security and to global stability. Diversity itself is not a bad thing at all...but diversity for diversity's sake is counterproductive and harmful." The partisan clash over the bill surprised few in Washington, given the bill's history. Democrats and Republicans clashed over the legislation in the Senate Armed Forces Committee with Republicans seeking unsuccessfully to table the act before voting unanimously against. Democrats by contrast supported the bill as one, and when the proposal came to the Senate floor, voted down a new Republican effort to table the legislation. Most observers expected Republicans to ultimately filibuster the legislation, marking the latest GOP filibuster of a Democratic social proposal in the Senate. Senate Democrats recently docketed legislation seeking to restart ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, and before that, a bill regarding environmental protection. Republicans filibustered both acts. Many political analysts nonetheless expressed surprise at the rancorous nature of the debate, though a number of journalists reported widespread opposition to the bill's provisions in the upper echelons of the Defense Department. "This is a relatively tame proposal, which would use a number of very small-scale programs to try to encourage ethnic minorities towards leadership," said PBS' Samantha McClellan, "its not a traditional affirmative action program, or really anything like that, so the virulent opposition is surprising." Yet McClellan cited several senior Defense Department sources in saying that "the Republicans are not alone in disliking this legislation -- it appears that many senior Defense officials, including potentially Secretary James Sanderson, are against the bill." McClellan reported that most of those opposed were concerned specifically with a provision that would create special internships only for women and ethnic minorities, which Defense leaders worried might negatively impact morale within the ranks. A Defense Department spokesperson declined to comment on the matter. Polling largely indicated that most Americans preferred to do the same with Gallup finding that so few likely voters had heard of the bill -- which has been the subject of only limited public relations efforts by either party -- that it was impossible to reliably estimate public opinion on the issue.
  10. John Kerry, Secretary of State: Thank you for the question, Mr. Chairman. As you may imagine, with the changeover in leadership, we're now looking at this with fresh eyes. So it is difficult to directly answer that question. Michael Morrell, Director of National Intelligence: Thank you for the question, Senator. We have moderate confidence that the North Koreans presently possess nuclear weapons that can be fitted onto missiles. We have complete confidence that the North Koreans will have that capacity within 18-24 months. At present, North Korean missile technology is extremely unreliable, but nonetheless, this is is a major concern. Our analysis is that Jong-Un views nuclear weapons as a lifeline, a way to guarantee against foreign intervention to topple his family's regime. Despite common refrains, we are not talking about a madman here, but a family dynasty with a clear strategy to defend its interests.
  11. This bill has automatically taken effect, having been neither signed nor vetoed.
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  13. Terrus

    No Social Security for Nazis Act

    This bill has automatically taken effect, having been neither signed nor vetoed.
  14. Stevenson Resigns; Kline Assumes Presidency WASHINGTON, DC -- Vice President Jack Kline assumed the presidency this evening, hours after President Andrew Stevenson resigned following a stroke yesterday. The now-president took the oath of office at the White House at 8:00PM after meeting with the president at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Several dozen White House staffers, pool reporters, and others including Secretary of State John Kerry, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH), and Senate Majority Leader Lewis Clayborne (D-OR) crowded into the oval office for the ceremony, which was presided over by Chief Justice John Roberts. Kline took the oath on Martin Luther King's bible, and the ceremony was broadcast live by CSPAN. Kline is now the 46th man to occupy the Oval Office, and the second African American, after Barack Obama. President Stevenson formally resigned just an hour before the ceremony in a brief letter, citing the health conditions that have dominated the news for the last twenty-four hours. Stevenson suffered a major stroke yesterday, requiring immediate hospitalization. The White House subsequently revealed that the president had suffered a prior stroke a month ago, following the Boston bombings. At a press conference this afternoon, now-former First Lady Jacqueline Stevenson told reporters that the president was expected to fully recover, but only after months of exhaustive physical therapy. Given the circumstances, President Stevenson elected to resign. Stevenson had been noticeably absent from public affairs for a number of weeks after suffering a minor stroke following the Boston bombings. The White House notified congressional leaders of the incident, but did not announce it publicly, worried about the panicking effect of a presidential health crisis occurring just after a terrorist attack. Stevenson remained on light duty under close medical supervision as a result, and doctors indicated that he likely would not have survived yesterday's stroke had that not been the case. White House Chief of Staff Stephanie Hillinger resigned this evening, writing in a statement that she was responsible for the decision not to publicize Stevenson's condition, and saying that given the ultimate outcome, it was clear she had made an error in judgment. Yet most in Washington were already focusing on President Kline, who faced the difficult task of righting a ship that most pundits agreed was wildly off course even before Stevenson suffered his first stroke. Kline took the oath of office while the federal government stood just weeks from a shutdown, and just months from a potential debt default. He assumed the presidency at a time when the Republicans seemed to have the clear political advantage, having launched a highly successful effort to portray themselves as working hard to create jobs while Democrats focused on partisan politics. And he became commander in chief of a defense apparatus that had yet to finalize a strategy for Afghanistan, Syria, or North Korea. Political analysts suggested that Kline would receive a boost of public support in the short term, but warned that he would not retain popularity for long without delivering on the promises made by the Democrats in the 2012 election. "The media right now is overwhelmingly focused on the tragedy of a stroke striking down a man in his fifties," said PBS' Samantha McClellan, "but this stroke -- and President Stevenson's prior health conditions -- only explain away a few weeks of what has been, frankly, an unimpressive presidential term. The Democrats control the White House and the Senate -- and of yet, they've nothing to show for it. Unless that changes, come 2014, they'll be in real trouble, no matter what Andrew Stevenson is up to at that point."
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