Jump to content

All Activity

This stream auto-updates     

  1. Yesterday
  2. Per the Chief Admin's recent announcement, the following election schedule is now in effect: Each party should post their convention as a reply to this thread before 11:59pm eastern on Tuesday June 2nd. It can be posted in any format you desire, so feel free to be as creative as you'd like. Also note that NPC participants are not allowed, so all speakers need to be player characters. Turn 8 results from the primary will be posted before this deadline as well. @TexAgRepublican @Choronzon
  3. Changes have been made to the election schedule. We pushed back convention due dates a couple of days, along with the due date for turn 1. This was to allow players and admins alike more breathing room as the general election looms. Good luck to everyone!
  4. Jack Swanner donates $5,800,000 to Bruce Brown.
  5. Last week
  6. From the Office of Kyle Fitzgerald Fitzgerald/Brown 2020 Charlotte, NC – Republican Presidential Nominee Kyle Fitzgerald introduced Senator Bruce Brown as his running mate at a campaign rally in North Carolina. Senator Kyle Fitzgerald: “One of the most important decisions a President will ever make is who he selects to serve alongside him as Vice President. This person needs to be ready to serve as President in a moment’s notice. Today, I have the honor of introducing a great American as my running mate, Senator Bruce Brown. “In my efforts to pass President Trump’s America First agenda as Senate Majority Leader, Bruce Brown has really stood out as one of the people I can count on to get things done for the American people. Let me give you a great example. In 2016, Donald Trump campaigned on taking better care of our veterans because often times, our veterans return home not only with physical scars but mental ones as well. That’s why Senator Brown passed into law the Military Mental Health Services Reform Act. This bill improves the quality of mental healthcare for veterans by enhancing confidentiality and expanding coverage options. We owe it to our veterans – many of whom return home with PTSD – to provide them with the best possible care. Nobody knows this better than Bruce Brown, and that’s why he took action. Senator Brown has also passed legislation to offer scholarships to the children of deceased first responders and protect the rights of our men and women in uniform to carry concealed weapons on military bases. “I have known Bruce for a long time. We have served together in the House of Representatives and in the Senate. There is nobody I trust more to be my Vice President than Bruce Brown. He exemplifies the personal character and leadership qualities that we need more of in our government and in our country.” Senator Bruce Brown: "Good Evening North Carolina! It’s a pleasure to be standing beside a good friend and the next President of the United States of America: Kyle Fitzgerald. I’m greatly honored to run with him on the Republican ticket to continue the common-sense conservativism that Kyle’s promoted in the Senate and which I’ve been proud to support. "We’re at a critical moment in our nation’s history where we have an opportunity to continue to build on the Conservative revolution of the people that began with President Trump. While Democrats want to continue irresponsible spending to fund their extreme socialist agenda, Kyle’s vision for America is one that is faithful to the American dream and ensures that every American has an opportunity to succeed. "I’m proud to be standing beside Kyle in his fight to put Americans back to work and to ensure that every American gets a hand up, not a hand out. That’s the American spirit--and it’s one we should all stand up and fight for. Make sure to turn out on election day and cast your vote not only for Kyle as President--but also make sure to vote for the excellent Republican candidates all the way down your ballot. "This state has a proud history of common-sense conservatism--and I’m looking forward to taking that North Carolinian spirit to Washington DC as the next Vice President of the United States! May God Bless you, and may God Bless America!" View full press release
  7. Charlotte, NC – Republican Presidential Nominee Kyle Fitzgerald introduced Senator Bruce Brown as his running mate at a campaign rally in North Carolina. Senator Kyle Fitzgerald: “One of the most important decisions a President will ever make is who he selects to serve alongside him as Vice President. This person needs to be ready to serve as President in a moment’s notice. Today, I have the honor of introducing a great American as my running mate, Senator Bruce Brown. “In my efforts to pass President Trump’s America First agenda as Senate Majority Leader, Bruce Brown has really stood out as one of the people I can count on to get things done for the American people. Let me give you a great example. In 2016, Donald Trump campaigned on taking better care of our veterans because often times, our veterans return home not only with physical scars but mental ones as well. That’s why Senator Brown passed into law the Military Mental Health Services Reform Act. This bill improves the quality of mental healthcare for veterans by enhancing confidentiality and expanding coverage options. We owe it to our veterans – many of whom return home with PTSD – to provide them with the best possible care. Nobody knows this better than Bruce Brown, and that’s why he took action. Senator Brown has also passed legislation to offer scholarships to the children of deceased first responders and protect the rights of our men and women in uniform to carry concealed weapons on military bases. “I have known Bruce for a long time. We have served together in the House of Representatives and in the Senate. There is nobody I trust more to be my Vice President than Bruce Brown. He exemplifies the personal character and leadership qualities that we need more of in our government and in our country.” Senator Bruce Brown: "Good Evening North Carolina! It’s a pleasure to be standing beside a good friend and the next President of the United States of America: Kyle Fitzgerald. I’m greatly honored to run with him on the Republican ticket to continue the common-sense conservativism that Kyle’s promoted in the Senate and which I’ve been proud to support. "We’re at a critical moment in our nation’s history where we have an opportunity to continue to build on the Conservative revolution of the people that began with President Trump. While Democrats want to continue irresponsible spending to fund their extreme socialist agenda, Kyle’s vision for America is one that is faithful to the American dream and ensures that every American has an opportunity to succeed. "I’m proud to be standing beside Kyle in his fight to put Americans back to work and to ensure that every American gets a hand up, not a hand out. That’s the American spirit--and it’s one we should all stand up and fight for. Make sure to turn out on election day and cast your vote not only for Kyle as President--but also make sure to vote for the excellent Republican candidates all the way down your ballot. "This state has a proud history of common-sense conservatism--and I’m looking forward to taking that North Carolinian spirit to Washington DC as the next Vice President of the United States! May God Bless you, and may God Bless America!"
  8. Cloture passes. Debate shall come to an end. The Senate will now vote on the passage of S. 18. Senators have 48 hours to cast their VOTE.
  9. Cloture motion passes. Final vote shall commence. Senators have 48 hours to VOTE.
  10. SWMissourian

    Mac Brooks

    Attributes Experience 30 Name Recognition 10 Wealth 40 Charisma 20
  11. SWMissourian

    Mac Brooks

    Approved and welcome! Attributes will be posted soon.
  12. Senate Vote Aye Nay Abstain Republicans 53 0 0 Democrats 0 0 47 Total 53 0 47
  13. Miami, FL – Republican Presidential Nominee Kyle Fitzgerald unveiled his plan to provide universal free-market healthcare coverage at a campaign rally in Florida. “As part of a forward-thinking agenda for the 2020s, I think it’s time we repeal Obamacare and focus on delivering quality healthcare that costs less. My opponent is proposing an unprecedented government takeover of your health. Instead, we need a free-market alternative. I believe in the foundations of freedom that have made America great. And I believe in harnessing the power of free markets to help make American healthcare great again. “I want to make healthcare work for every American by creating more competition and making sure that competition is up to a standard that every American deserves. And not only that, I want to cover every American so that nobody ever has to go without affordable and quality healthcare in this great land of ours. “The plan I will set up is simple. It will allow everyone to buy into insurance plans that will be required to offer a level of care that works for everyone. We will ensure that no single provider can have a monopoly in a particular area or force people to pay unaffordable premiums. We will require approval for raising premiums, and we will cap premiums at a percentage of people’s incomes. If people can’t pick up the tab, we will. And if people want more services – cosmetic insurance, for instance – they can purchase supplemental plans, provided they have the income to do so. We will also require transparent billing from hospitals and insurers for their patients. “What does this do to our system? First of all, it will reduce inefficiencies. It will require less overhead and it will make insurers more competitive. It will give patients and consumers a level of care that’s better and second to none. We will replace Obamacare with a superior system that maintains the private sector’s role without allowing them to have exorbitant power over the medical care of working Americans. It will reduce our healthcare costs as a share of GDP from nearly 18% to 11%. It preserves America’s world-class healthcare system and adds to it. “I believe that healthcare is a fundamental human right. As President, I will ensure that every American has access to quality and affordable healthcare – regardless of age, pre-existing conditions, or ability to pay. The American people deserve nothing less.”
  14. From the Office of Kyle Fitzgerald Fitzgerald Proposes Universal Healthcare Plan Miami, FL – Republican Presidential Nominee Kyle Fitzgerald unveiled his plan to provide universal free-market healthcare coverage at a campaign rally in Florida. “As part of a forward-thinking agenda for the 2020s, I think it’s time we repeal Obamacare and focus on delivering quality healthcare that costs less. My opponent is proposing an unprecedented government takeover of your health. Instead, we need a free-market alternative. I believe in the foundations of freedom that have made America great. And I believe in harnessing the power of free markets to help make American healthcare great again. “I want to make healthcare work for every American by creating more competition and making sure that competition is up to a standard that every American deserves. And not only that, I want to cover every American so that nobody ever has to go without affordable and quality healthcare in this great land of ours. “The plan I will set up is simple. It will allow everyone to buy into insurance plans that will be required to offer a level of care that works for everyone. We will ensure that no single provider can have a monopoly in a particular area or force people to pay unaffordable premiums. We will require approval for raising premiums, and we will cap premiums at a percentage of people’s incomes. If people can’t pick up the tab, we will. And if people want more services – cosmetic insurance, for instance – they can purchase supplemental plans, provided they have the income to do so. We will also require transparent billing from hospitals and insurers for their patients. “What does this do to our system? First of all, it will reduce inefficiencies. It will require less overhead and it will make insurers more competitive. It will give patients and consumers a level of care that’s better and second to none. We will replace Obamacare with a superior system that maintains the private sector’s role without allowing them to have exorbitant power over the medical care of working Americans. It will reduce our healthcare costs as a share of GDP from nearly 18% to 11%. It preserves America’s world-class healthcare system and adds to it. “I believe that healthcare is a fundamental human right. As President, I will ensure that every American has access to quality and affordable healthcare – regardless of age, pre-existing conditions, or ability to pay. The American people deserve nothing less.” View full press release
  15. Senate Vote Aye Nay Abstain Republicans 53 0 0 Democrats 0 0 47 Total 53 0 47
  16. CJL

    Mac Brooks

    Character Name: Mac Brooks Party: Republican State: Mississippi Age in 2018: 63 Previous Job: Politics (Governor, Congressman, Mayor, or lower rank) Wealth: Upper Class Race/Ethnicity: White/European Religion: Christian (Protestant) Gender: Male Sexuality: Heterosexual Are you married?: Yes How many children do you have?: 3 Name: John "Mac" Brooks Date of Birth: June 25th, 1955 (65 Years Old) Place of Birth: Biloxi, Mississippi Place of Residence: Madison, Mississippi Party: Republican State and Seat: Mississippi 2 Avatar: Hugh Weather (South Carolina Ag. Sec.) Family History: Father: James "Jim Ray" Brooks Mother: Theodora Brooks (Neé McGuilford) Siblings: Bobby, Margaret, Walker Spouse: Georgianne Brooks (Neé Preston) (B. 1960, M. 1983) Children: Scott (B. 1984), Grady (b. 1987), Paul (B. 1991) Education History: Political Science Degree, University of Mississippi (Class of 1976) M.B.A, University of Mississippi (Class of 1979) J.D., University of Mississippi (Class of 1982) Occupational History: United States Marines: 1982-1986 Director of Finance, Madison & Blakewell Construction: 1987-1990 President, Brooks Construction Inc.: 1990-1995 34th Secretary of State of Mississippi: 1995-2003 63rd Governor of Mississippi: 2003-2011 United States Senator from Mississippi: 2012-
  17. CJL

    Mac Brooks

    Detailed Bio (optional)
  18. From the Office of Kyle Fitzgerald Fitzgerald Unveils “The American Guarantee” Cleveland, OH – Republican Presidential Nominee Kyle Fitzgerald unveiled The American Guarantee – an unprecedented plan to guarantee a job to every American – at a campaign rally in Ohio. “Howdy! It’s great to be here today. Thank you for that welcome. Four years ago, Donald Trump ran for President on a message of hope. He told people who had seen their communities hollowed out by the economic effects of globalism that America could be made great again. He told people that he would bring jobs and dignity back to America, and for four years he did the best he could. I think when we look back on the legacy of President Trump, he will be remembered most as a jobs president. He will be remembered as the man who finally got us out of the Great Recession, created millions of jobs, and raised wages. While he should be commended for his efforts, there is still a lot of work left to be done. Our workforce participation rate remains stuck at its lowest point in the last 40 years because millions of Americans have permanently left the workforce – including men of prime-working age. Almost one in six prime-age working men doesn’t have a job, and nearly one in eight has left the workforce entirely. Furthermore, while President Trump’s America First policies have increased wages for workers, our wages still have not kept up with increased productivity over the last 40 years. “That is why as President, I plan to continue Donald Trump’s legacy of job creation with a bold and ambitious plan. I call this plan The American Guarantee. The American Guarantee is simple. The American Guarantee will provide a job – at a living wage – for all citizens above the age of 18 who seek one. America is the wealthiest economy in the world, blessed with an abundance of God-given resources. There is no reason why millions of people – especially men of prime-working age – should be left to fall out of the workforce. It’s time to bring the dignity of work to the millions of Americans who want it back. “While achieving full employment is very ambitious, President Trump’s work over the last four years has put us in position to achieve this goal. Economists have estimated that 10 million jobs must be created each year to achieve full employment in the United States. Under President Trump, we have created about 2.5 million jobs annually thanks to his policies of lowering taxes, eliminating burdensome regulations, and putting tariffs on foreign goods. The Rebuilding America’s Infrastructure Act – passed by Senate Republicans and signed into law by President Trump – will create another 2.5 million jobs per year. So we’re already about half the way there as long as we keep doing what has worked in the Trump Administration. “As President, I will build on these successes with a series of new policies and initiatives that will achieve full employment at a living wage. Four new public initiatives will directly provide millions of jobs to American workers. First, the New Deal-era Civilian Conservation Corps will be revived and put young people aged 18-35 to work on important conservation projects such as the forestation of public lands, the prevention of forest fires, floods, and soil erosion, and the construction and repair of National Park System paths and trails. Second, the American Energy Corporation will be established to re-start production in idled coal mines, bring back our coal mining jobs, and create new jobs in under-utilized sources of energy such as wind and nuclear power. Third, the America Reloaded initiative will be established to provide our nation’s military with the cutting-edge technology and equipment our men and women in uniform will need in the coming decade. And finally, the National Employment Corps will be established and will provide employment grants and contracts to both local governments and private companies to engage in direct employment projects. These projects will be designed to address the needs of local communities and will provide socially beneficial goods and services to these communities and to the American people. “To provide America’s workers with a more favorable job market and to raise wages for the working-class, as President I will eliminate illegal immigration and implement a new system of legal immigration that emphasizes quality over quantity – bringing in a smaller number of immigrants who possess the skills and characteristics our country needs. In my first 100 days in office, I will sign executive orders to mandate e-verify for all employers, prohibit illegal immigrants from wiring money outside the country, suspend the diversity visa lottery, and deny green cards to immigrants who will be on public assistance. Furthermore, I will repeal the flawed H1B visa program that lowers wages and takes good jobs away from Americans. We will replace it with a new system that takes in a smaller number of only the most highly-trained workers, sets a prevailing wage for all applicants, and prioritizes placement for start-ups and other small businesses. I will also continue President Trump’s America First trade policy by withdrawing the United States from the rigged World Trade Organization, giving us more freedom to protect key American industries and employers. “And to create additional support for working- and middle-class households, we will provide a wage credit to millions of American workers that will increase the effective minimum wage to more than $13 an hour. All workers who earn up to $20 an hour will receive a wage credit in each paycheck that will increase their per-hour wage to half the difference between their current wage and the target wage of $20 an hour. If you’re a worker earning $10 an hour, this credit will bring your wage up to $15 an hour. If you’re making $12 an hour, this credit will increase your wage to $16 an hour. American businesses will be encouraged to offer better wages and benefits by earning National Champions status – companies that offer a minimum wage of at least $13 an hour with competitive benefits and who perform all of their operations in America will be awarded National Champions status with the right to prominently display proof of that status on storefronts and packaging. These companies will also enjoy a lower corporate tax rate of 15%. “In the coming years, our nation faces great challenges. We must rebuild our aging infrastructure, maintain our energy supply and our electrical grid, re-arm our nation’s military with new equipment and technology, and provide a myriad of other services to our local communities. We need an American workforce operating at 100% capacity to meet these challenges and accomplish these goals. By continuing proven economic policies of the Trump Administration and by creating millions of new jobs in both the public and private sectors, The American Guarantee will harness the power of the American worker to meet the challenges of the 21st Century.” View full press release
  19. Cleveland, OH – Republican Presidential Nominee Kyle Fitzgerald unveiled The American Guarantee – an unprecedented plan to guarantee a job to every American – at a campaign rally in Ohio. “Howdy! It’s great to be here today. Thank you for that welcome. Four years ago, Donald Trump ran for President on a message of hope. He told people who had seen their communities hollowed out by the economic effects of globalism that America could be made great again. He told people that he would bring jobs and dignity back to America, and for four years he did the best he could. I think when we look back on the legacy of President Trump, he will be remembered most as a jobs president. He will be remembered as the man who finally got us out of the Great Recession, created millions of jobs, and raised wages. While he should be commended for his efforts, there is still a lot of work left to be done. Our workforce participation rate remains stuck at its lowest point in the last 40 years because millions of Americans have permanently left the workforce – including men of prime-working age. Almost one in six prime-age working men doesn’t have a job, and nearly one in eight has left the workforce entirely. Furthermore, while President Trump’s America First policies have increased wages for workers, our wages still have not kept up with increased productivity over the last 40 years. “That is why as President, I plan to continue Donald Trump’s legacy of job creation with a bold and ambitious plan. I call this plan The American Guarantee. The American Guarantee is simple. The American Guarantee will provide a job – at a living wage – for all citizens above the age of 18 who seek one. America is the wealthiest economy in the world, blessed with an abundance of God-given resources. There is no reason why millions of people – especially men of prime-working age – should be left to fall out of the workforce. It’s time to bring the dignity of work to the millions of Americans who want it back. “While achieving full employment is very ambitious, President Trump’s work over the last four years has put us in position to achieve this goal. Economists have estimated that 10 million jobs must be created each year to achieve full employment in the United States. Under President Trump, we have created about 2.5 million jobs annually thanks to his policies of lowering taxes, eliminating burdensome regulations, and putting tariffs on foreign goods. The Rebuilding America’s Infrastructure Act – passed by Senate Republicans and signed into law by President Trump – will create another 2.5 million jobs per year. So we’re already about half the way there as long as we keep doing what has worked in the Trump Administration. “As President, I will build on these successes with a series of new policies and initiatives that will achieve full employment at a living wage. Four new public initiatives will directly provide millions of jobs to American workers. First, the New Deal-era Civilian Conservation Corps will be revived and put young people aged 18-35 to work on important conservation projects such as the forestation of public lands, the prevention of forest fires, floods, and soil erosion, and the construction and repair of National Park System paths and trails. Second, the American Energy Corporation will be established to re-start production in idled coal mines, bring back our coal mining jobs, and create new jobs in under-utilized sources of energy such as wind and nuclear power. Third, the America Reloaded initiative will be established to provide our nation’s military with the cutting-edge technology and equipment our men and women in uniform will need in the coming decade. And finally, the National Employment Corps will be established and will provide employment grants and contracts to both local governments and private companies to engage in direct employment projects. These projects will be designed to address the needs of local communities and will provide socially beneficial goods and services to these communities and to the American people. “To provide America’s workers with a more favorable job market and to raise wages for the working-class, as President I will eliminate illegal immigration and implement a new system of legal immigration that emphasizes quality over quantity – bringing in a smaller number of immigrants who possess the skills and characteristics our country needs. In my first 100 days in office, I will sign executive orders to mandate e-verify for all employers, prohibit illegal immigrants from wiring money outside the country, suspend the diversity visa lottery, and deny green cards to immigrants who will be on public assistance. Furthermore, I will repeal the flawed H1B visa program that lowers wages and takes good jobs away from Americans. We will replace it with a new system that takes in a smaller number of only the most highly-trained workers, sets a prevailing wage for all applicants, and prioritizes placement for start-ups and other small businesses. I will also continue President Trump’s America First trade policy by withdrawing the United States from the rigged World Trade Organization, giving us more freedom to protect key American industries and employers. “And to create additional support for working- and middle-class households, we will provide a wage credit to millions of American workers that will increase the effective minimum wage to more than $13 an hour. All workers who earn up to $20 an hour will receive a wage credit in each paycheck that will increase their per-hour wage to half the difference between their current wage and the target wage of $20 an hour. If you’re a worker earning $10 an hour, this credit will bring your wage up to $15 an hour. If you’re making $12 an hour, this credit will increase your wage to $16 an hour. American businesses will be encouraged to offer better wages and benefits by earning National Champions status – companies that offer a minimum wage of at least $13 an hour with competitive benefits and who perform all of their operations in America will be awarded National Champions status with the right to prominently display proof of that status on storefronts and packaging. These companies will also enjoy a lower corporate tax rate of 15%. “In the coming years, our nation faces great challenges. We must rebuild our aging infrastructure, maintain our energy supply and our electrical grid, re-arm our nation’s military with new equipment and technology, and provide a myriad of other services to our local communities. We need an American workforce operating at 100% capacity to meet these challenges and accomplish these goals. By continuing proven economic policies of the Trump Administration and by creating millions of new jobs in both the public and private sectors, The American Guarantee will harness the power of the American worker to meet the challenges of the 21st Century.”
  20. Good luck to all of the Senate candidates that signed up! Currently, we have several races with players, including ones in Arizona, Montana, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Minnesota, and Virginia. No players are running head to head, unfortunately, but that makes for a more spread out and interesting map. I look forward to seeing the campaigns and the outcomes from these races. Now, I know y'all are excited to see the NPC-only races. They will be held in Alabama, Colorado, Iowa, and New Hampshire (color-coded to the incumbent's party). The parties will be provided with NPC candidates for each race with different attributes. They will be able to choose one to run as their main candidate.
  1. Load more activity
×
×
  • Create New...