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(The Tennessean)   Tennessee man changes middle name from "Leroy" to "None of the Above", promptly runs for Governor and U.S. Senate   ( tennessean.com) divider line
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2006-07-20 08:49:59 AM  
Brilliant!
 
2006-07-20 08:50:14 AM  
Well, this guy certainly seems to be a loon.
 
2006-07-20 08:50:30 AM  
Been done.
 
2006-07-20 08:50:45 AM  
"What are you gonna vote?"
"None of the Above!"
 
2006-07-20 08:50:48 AM  
*'-CuTe-'*
 
2006-07-20 08:51:07 AM  
/Gives up on GIS for the Johnny Bench gold catchers mask.
 
2006-07-20 08:52:01 AM  
I plan on changing my middle name to "Democrat" and run on the Republican ticket. I think that will lock in the confused vote.
 
2006-07-20 08:52:03 AM  
"Nooone of theeee Abooooooove Jeeeennnnkiiiinnnns"
 
2006-07-20 08:52:38 AM  
Didn't think to just add an E and a "Jenkins" to it?

/ old meme
// but I just saw it yesterday
/// and I love slashies
 
2006-07-20 08:52:45 AM  
damn scotters.
 
2006-07-20 08:53:54 AM  
Hmmm...

/Changes name to "All of the Above"
 
2006-07-20 08:54:07 AM  
www.destinyunbound.com
 
2006-07-20 08:54:20 AM  
Oy, submitter, the word is promptly...
 
2006-07-20 08:54:23 AM  
Propmtly he got on a scotter.

The sad thing is, he'd probably do a better job than any of the other candidates. I'm all for a lottery system for office. It would make things interesting.
 
2006-07-20 08:55:18 AM  
www.picfury.com

Lt. Governor?
 
2006-07-20 08:56:03 AM  
img363.imageshack.us

Meh too late for me ;)
 
2006-07-20 09:01:24 AM  
Can we propmtly fix the spalling?
 
2006-07-20 09:04:26 AM  
Is that politician suggesting that the owner of somethingawful.com is going to be running for senate???
 
2006-07-20 09:04:28 AM  
See? Proof we have a dyslexic modmin.
 
2006-07-20 09:05:06 AM  
I'd vote for him. Could he run for mayor of New Orleans?
 
2006-07-20 09:07:41 AM  
waiting for misspelled trifecta
 
2006-07-20 09:08:03 AM  
He is obviously trying to win college student's votes.
 
2006-07-20 09:08:39 AM  
Moctar wins. First thing I thought of when I saw the headline.
 
rp.
2006-07-20 09:09:12 AM  
img97.imageshack.us
 
2006-07-20 09:09:43 AM  
They can actually read down there?

/sorry
//had to get it out of the way
///extra slashy goodness////
 
2006-07-20 09:10:55 AM  
I like it. And at least it got some attention for the issue of all the candidates sucking.
 
2006-07-20 09:11:03 AM  
I know another 'Low Tax' who should run for senate...
 
2006-07-20 09:13:16 AM  
I want to change my name to LastName First.

That way when people ask me "what's your name," I can say "Lastname First" and they'll say "yes." Then I'll say "yes, what?" Then they'll say "tell me your name, lastname first." And I'll say "I just did." Then they'll say "No -what's your name." Then I'll say "Lastname First." Then they'll get all frustrated and say "start with your last name." And then I'll say "First." They they'll say "Yes! First!" And I'll say "right." They they'll say "right what?!" And I'll say "First." It could go on like that forever.

I wanted to do this before joining the Army, but I'm not 100% sure drill sergeants have a sense of humor that doesn't involve someone else experiencing a great deal of pain.
 
2006-07-20 09:14:46 AM  
tillerman35: That way when people ask me "what's your name," I can say "Lastname First" and they'll say "yes." Then I'll say "yes, what?" Then they'll say "tell me your name, lastname first." And I'll say "I just did." Then they'll say "No -what's your name." Then I'll say "Lastname First." Then they'll get all frustrated and say "start with your last name." And then I'll say "First." They they'll say "Yes! First!" And I'll say "right." They they'll say "right what?!" And I'll say "First." It could go on like that forever.

Who's on first?
 
2006-07-20 09:15:50 AM  
Not much of a discussion going here.. all the flamewar people are in the cross article forum
 
Yst
2006-07-20 09:16:28 AM  
Sister Boom Boom of the notorious Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence already did the "None of the above" thing. Only that time, it was "Nun of the Above" and for Mayor of San Francisco.
 
2006-07-20 09:18:09 AM  
Yst

I don't think he thought he was being original. Just the first in that area.
 
2006-07-20 09:20:58 AM  
What a tool
 
2006-07-20 09:24:10 AM  
just put his name on the top of the ballot... problem solved.
 
2006-07-20 09:24:18 AM  
soemone should have done this in 2004
 
2006-07-20 09:24:28 AM  
I'm going to take the unpopular position here and say that most of our politicians do not suck. Running a country, state or city is hard work with a lot of people demanding different things from you. I think that most of our politicians follow their consciences and try to do their best to help their constituents. Instead of stereotyping politicans as corrupt, we should be encouraging people to run for office. Don't you want the best and the brightest running our country?

/Not kidding.
//Seriously
 
2006-07-20 09:25:12 AM  
I think the Icy Hot Stuntaz should run for governor
 
2006-07-20 09:29:05 AM  
iron81
Don't you want the best and the brightest running our country?
Is this a rhetorical question?
George W. Bush
 
2006-07-20 09:31:07 AM  
HAHAHAHAHA
whose doing the spell checking today.
 
2006-07-20 09:32:31 AM  
iron81

I'm a political science major, and I've been slowly trying to meet a lot of my local politicians. I've met my state senator... and frankly, yes, he does suck. I'll probably never meet my real senators or congressmen, but if the politicans I have met are any indication, I'd love to never be in the same room as them.

/my state senator is an ignorant racist. He asked a Hispanic guy who was meeting him to get his approval for a state position why hispanic mothers don't teach their children english. Seriously.
 
2006-07-20 09:32:59 AM  
HAHAHAHAHAH

Who is doing the spell checking today?
 
2006-07-20 09:34:54 AM  
rescomp.stanford.edu

Just my $0.02
 
2006-07-20 09:35:03 AM  
www.kfccinema.com

Who's the masta, Leeroy?!
 
2006-07-20 09:36:26 AM  
Sorry, I should explain more. I'm an officer in my university's democratic club, and every year we organize a day to have local politicians come in. So I've met a bunch. I also have a lot of friends who have done political internships down in DC, or at the local government. I am not the only one who thinks this way.. I've had friends who *love* politics, and *love* government end their internships so completely depressed with the government where they were that they considered changing their major. Yes, some don't end up feeling that way, but its really fing scary.
 
2006-07-20 09:37:11 AM  
iron81

HAHAHAHAHAH

Who is doing the spell checking today?


truly farking beautiful!
 
2006-07-20 09:37:27 AM  
abnormalia, oddly enough when I read the words "Low Tax" in TFA, I thought the exact same thing.
 
2006-07-20 09:37:41 AM  
Chiggity Chza: Is this a rhetorical question?

No its not, and Bush is a perfect example. The American people elected an idiot to office partly because they don't realize how hard it is to hold office, which means that they thought an idiot can do the job just fine.
 
2006-07-20 09:41:02 AM  
iron81: Running a country, state or city is hard work with a lot of people demanding different things from you.

Sure, if they were actually doing that...most seem to just use public office as a rung on a career ladder or as a method to fill their own coffers.

I do agree that we need to encourage the best and the brightest to hold office but they're certainly not going to run in todays political climate, assuming they were ever inclined to do so before.
 
2006-07-20 09:43:31 AM  
Instead of stereotyping politicans as corrupt

It's not that they're all corrupt; It's that their signal-to-noise ratio is so unbelievably low that it would be more than a full time job just to evaluate the effectiveness of one politician. The media doesn't make it any easier by simply parroting the talking points rather than actually making intelligent evaluations. Since it's so hard to make an honestly informed opinion, most people simply make party-line votes.
 
2006-07-20 09:43:53 AM  
JaredSeth

I haven't met any politicans like that.. but the ones I've met you just get this feeling of, wow, this guy doesn't even care that I exist. Slimy, icky, pandering. Its not that I don't think some or most are corrupt, but I wouldn't say they're evil. Aka, they're only in it to make money.

Eh, I don't know how to describe it.
 
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