Meet Vladimir Franz, the tattooed professor who wants to be the next president of the Czech Republic
Vladimir Franz is many things… he’s a drama professor with a doctorate in law, an opera singer, a painter and a writer. When you first see him, you’ll also notice he’s covered almost entirely in tattoos, and he wants to be the next president of the Czech Republic. He he were to win, unseating current president Vaclav Klaus, he would be the first mostly tattooed head of state, and that would be fucking awesome.
Maine’s level 68 Orc rogue wins her seat in the state senate
State senate races don’t often get hot and heated, and almost never make national news, but when Colleen Lachowicz’s opponent tried to use Ms. Lachowicz’s World of Warcraft pastime, it was too stupid to not pay attention to. But perhaps that attention did some good, because Lachowicz won her state senate race yesterday. FOR THE HORDE.
a message from Anonymous
Romney speaks from his wallet and pretends it’s his heart. That’s why he fumbles.
I agree with you, though, a great many people judge them for their ability to talk. But that’s not unfair. Being the president is a pretty talky job. What’s unfair is only judging them based on that. A great many Americans don’t actually pay much attention to the platforms of the people they’re voting for. If they did, there would be far fewer Romney supporters in the middle class, since Romney’s tax plans screw them over pretty handily. Romney also quotes a lot of figures wrong, which people would know if they paid more attention to what he says instead of how well he says it.
I actually agree with Romney on a few points. Mainly, a bit of his foreign policy. But I had to do research to find out what those points were, he doesn’t talk well enough to get them just from seeing his speeches or what have you. Don’t ask me more about that, because I refuse to discuss my political leanings in detail in public on the internet because it’s the internet.
If you really want to get in to it, as far as the what/how well thing goes and the fact that so many people only focus on the how well, I think we should bring back poll testing. People should be required to know what they’re voting for, as well as who. Of course, we’d never be able to actually bring back poll testing since it’d be viewed as discriminatory. And there’s no way around it because that’s the point. Uninformed voters are much worse than non-voters.
Long story short, if you’re smart you won’t vote based on how they speak, you’ll vote based on what they say and what they represent.
Samuel L. Jackson: “Wake the fuck up and vote for Obama”
Obama’s already got Hollywood on his side in this election year, and the latest celebrity to campaign for the president is Samuel L. Jackson, who will be recording an ad from the Jewish Council for Education and Research Super PAC, where he will supposedly tell voters to “Wake the fuck up and vote for Obama”. Bout time somebody started dropping motherfucking f-bombs in this campaign.
Barney Frank and James Ready tie the knot, Frank becomes the first sitting US congressman in a same-sex marriage
Barney Frank was America’s first openly gay sitting member of Congress and now he’s the first sitting congressman to be in a same-sex marriage when he and long time partner James Ready tied the knot in a ceremony officiated by Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick.
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Surprising marijuana supporters and superdonors
The legalization and/or decriminalization of marijuana is no longer a hippie fringe issue. Taking weed out of the War on Drugs equation and not filling up jails with people caught with a joint has now become an actual cause, bringing in actual big money.