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(The New Republic)   Here's the shirtless libertarian pothead who could decide who controls the US Senate next year   (tnr.com) divider line 48
    More: Interesting, U.S. Senate, Claire McCaskill, Missouri State, Missouri Republicans, Missourians, young voters, Jonathan Dine  
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2012-09-11 07:36:20 AM
He's Libertarian so he'll draw Republican voters embarrassed by Akin.

He's a major pro pot advocate so he'll draw youth voters that might otherwise have gone Dem.

He took 3% in a Senate race at one time.

I'm calling his presence a non factor as it'll come out a wash.
 
2012-09-11 07:42:29 AM
*clicks link*

*looks at pic*

Kind of want. Maybe put a bag over his head, then I'd bang him like a screen door in a hurricane.
 
2012-09-11 07:47:03 AM
I was about to go on this rant against subby that just because someone wants pot legalized or admits to smoking it doesn't make them a "pothead". After all everyone that enjoys a drink isn't instantly labeled an alcoholic.

Then I saw his picture...OK subs he's a pothead, and apparently bases his entire political position on legalization, which isn't the worst thing I suppose. Although is likely clueless about economic matters.
 
2012-09-11 07:52:38 AM

MayoSlather: Although is likely clueless about economic matters.


Doesn't differ him from Akin or McCaskill, then.
 
2012-09-11 08:00:53 AM
What's his position on rape?
 
2012-09-11 08:03:18 AM

foo monkey: What's his position on rape?


Probably from behind that way they can't scratch at your face.
 
2012-09-11 08:09:12 AM
I'm rather undecided if I find this man embarrassing or awesome as MJ legalization proponent. Should legalization happen in our lifetimes he'd look retarded for getting ink done on this political issue.

xanadian: *clicks link*

*looks at pic*

Kind of want. Maybe put a bag over his head, then I'd bang him like a screen door in a hurricane.


As a breeder guy to a gay (or bi, whatever) guy I wish you luck in hooking that stuff up.
 
2012-09-11 08:10:42 AM
wow, a real libertarian. too bad he's not a good enough criminal to get elected.
 
2012-09-11 08:14:45 AM

MayoSlather: Probably from behind that way they can't scratch at your face.


Awful, but hilarious.
 
2012-09-11 08:15:46 AM

xanadian: *clicks link*

*looks at pic*

Kind of want. Maybe put a bag over his head, then I'd bang him like a screen door in a hurricane.


A bag over his head? He looked kinda cute to me. Though the idiocy of those tattoos is a big turn off, assuming that isn't some photoshop action there.
 
2012-09-11 08:16:57 AM
If the race becomes a referendum on shirtlessness I think he could really swing the vote from McCaskill. KC is full of idiot young adult Libertarians so I could see him being a factor come November if he bothers to get any sort of ground game.
 
2012-09-11 08:17:17 AM

Cythraul: xanadian: *clicks link*

*looks at pic*

Kind of want. Maybe put a bag over his head, then I'd bang him like a screen door in a hurricane.

A bag over his head? He looked kinda cute to me. Though the idiocy of those tattoos is a big turn off, assuming that isn't some photoshop action there.


On second though, that looks like some sort of temporary tat-like-stuff to turn his body into some sort of walking political advertisement.

/DRTFA
 
2012-09-11 08:18:45 AM

Crotchrocket Slim: I'm rather undecided if I find this man embarrassing or awesome as MJ legalization proponent. Should legalization happen in our lifetimes he'd look retarded for getting ink done on this political issue


They mentioned "sharpie" tattoos in the article. I am guessing these are fake.
 
2012-09-11 08:19:38 AM
FTFA: In the wake of Akin's implosion, polls have shown that voters, especially Republicans, are blown away and seeking an alternative.

I wonder if the house of cards the Republican Party buit out of "derp" is starting to crumble? It seems the rhetoric which they have used to carve out a base of power is getting so way out there it is alienating more people than it once attracted. On all "derpy" wedge issues issues the public opinion is starting to swing toward the progressive side. The fear tactics and "dog whistles" aren't resonating with the American people anymore. I am sure in some ways it is that the Republicans have desensitized the public with their over use of the rhetoric (Muslim, hate's America, etc....), but I would like to hope part of it is due to the American public wising up to these tactics because they have gotten so obvious and feel their intelligence is being insulted.
 
2012-09-11 08:22:59 AM

Cythraul: Cythraul: xanadian: *clicks link*

*looks at pic*

Kind of want. Maybe put a bag over his head, then I'd bang him like a screen door in a hurricane.

A bag over his head? He looked kinda cute to me. Though the idiocy of those tattoos is a big turn off, assuming that isn't some photoshop action there.

On second though, that looks like some sort of temporary tat-like-stuff to turn his body into some sort of walking political advertisement.

/DRTFA


You'd be right. It's sharpy temp tats.
 
2012-09-11 08:29:32 AM

heavymetal: but I would like to hope part of it is due to the American public wising up to these tactics because they have gotten so obvious and feel their intelligence is being insulted.


If recent Republican voters feel their intelligence is being insulted, that is pretty bad...they must be pitching the message below creationist level stupid and have gone full retard.
 
2012-09-11 08:31:14 AM

RyogaM: Cythraul: Cythraul: xanadian: *clicks link*

*looks at pic*

Kind of want. Maybe put a bag over his head, then I'd bang him like a screen door in a hurricane.

A bag over his head? He looked kinda cute to me. Though the idiocy of those tattoos is a big turn off, assuming that isn't some photoshop action there.

On second though, that looks like some sort of temporary tat-like-stuff to turn his body into some sort of walking political advertisement.

/DRTFA

You'd be right. It's sharpy temp tats.


Oh good. Then that means he's not an idiot and that I'm a rather imperceptive person.
 
2012-09-11 08:32:50 AM

Cythraul: Oh good. Then that means he's not an idiot


Let's not jump to any conclusions.
 
2012-09-11 08:40:16 AM

xria: heavymetal: but I would like to hope part of it is due to the American public wising up to these tactics because they have gotten so obvious and feel their intelligence is being insulted.

If recent Republican voters feel their intelligence is being insulted, that is pretty bad...they must be pitching the message below creationist level stupid and have gone full retard.


And as we all know, you never go full retard.

...why didn't republicans ever get that memo...?
 
2012-09-11 08:41:38 AM

Gulper Eel: MayoSlather: Although is likely clueless about economic matters.

Doesn't differ him from Akin or McCaskill, then.


This "every politician is exactly the same" nonsense is getting out of hand.
 
2012-09-11 08:42:18 AM
Well, he is a libertarean...

So probably has overly-simplistic views on how to approach economic issues.

And he's an ACTUAL libertarian, in that he wants the government to protect citizens from external threats and from fraud, but to GTFO the bedroom...

Oh, and as someone above me said I'd bang him like a screen door in a hurricane. Whatever a hurricane is.

/Californian
 
2012-09-11 08:44:26 AM

Summercat: Whatever a hurricane is.


It's something God sends to punish gay people and the communities that condone gaydom. The 700 Club told me so.
 
2012-09-11 08:45:29 AM

heavymetal: FTFA: In the wake of Akin's implosion, polls have shown that voters, especially Republicans, are blown away and seeking an alternative.

I wonder if the house of cards the Republican Party buit out of "derp" is starting to crumble? It seems the rhetoric which they have used to carve out a base of power is getting so way out there it is alienating more people than it once attracted. On all "derpy" wedge issues issues the public opinion is starting to swing toward the progressive side. The fear tactics and "dog whistles" aren't resonating with the American people anymore. I am sure in some ways it is that the Republicans have desensitized the public with their over use of the rhetoric (Muslim, hate's America, etc....), but I would like to hope part of it is due to the American public wising up to these tactics because they have gotten so obvious and feel their intelligence is being insulted.


I don't know, they cost themselves the senate two years ago. Remember how Harry Reid could not possibly win, and they had a decent candidate and a crazy candidate? The republicans were all over the crazy candidate, unil she brought up chicken barter systems. The republicans then thought they were better off with an even crazier candidate (Angle).
 
mhd
2012-09-11 08:46:06 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-09-11 08:50:50 AM

Cythraul: Summercat: Whatever a hurricane is.

It's something God sends to punish gay people and the communities that condone gaydom. The 700 Club told me so.


The only punishment for having a community that condones gaydom is putting up with a bunch of pride parades.
 
2012-09-11 08:55:13 AM

Monkeyhouse Zendo: Cythraul: Oh good. Then that means he's not an idiot

Let's not jump to any conclusions.


*reads article*

Okay. That's a safe conclusion to jump to.
 
2012-09-11 09:00:32 AM

mhd: [i.imgur.com image 400x600]


WHOA! A Mr. Cool Ice sighting. I was only aware of the front/back shots... is there... dare I ask... moar? Is he a professional attention whore? A time traveling monk? What's the story of Mr. Cool Ice?
 
2012-09-11 09:03:22 AM

BeesNuts: mhd: [i.imgur.com image 400x600]

WHOA! A Mr. Cool Ice sighting. I was only aware of the front/back shots... is there... dare I ask... moar? Is he a professional attention whore? A time traveling monk? What's the story of Mr. Cool Ice?


He's a future spokesman for tattoo removal.
 
2012-09-11 09:07:58 AM

Cythraul: Summercat: Whatever a hurricane is.

It's something God sends to punish gay people and the communities that condone gaydom. The 700 Club told me so.


Oh so its clean streets and dance clubs or something? Music so loud it causes an earthquake?
 
2012-09-11 09:09:36 AM

the_data_booger: Cythraul: Summercat: Whatever a hurricane is.

It's something God sends to punish gay people and the communities that condone gaydom. The 700 Club told me so.

The only punishment for having a community that condones gaydom is putting up with a bunch of pride parades.


But the homes are tastefully decorated, so they've got that going for them. Which is nice.
 
2012-09-11 09:22:35 AM
Hey, its America. Anyone's got a chance. No one is owed votes by anyone else.
 
2012-09-11 09:25:22 AM

MacEnvy: This "every politician is exactly the same" nonsense is getting out of hand.


Nonsense. Akin and McCaskill have two vastly different sets of stupid economic ideas.

The libertarian at least has the sense to know that power corrupts and that some things are beyond the knowledge of a politician.
 
2012-09-11 09:25:27 AM

MacEnvy: Gulper Eel: MayoSlather: Although is likely clueless about economic matters.

Doesn't differ him from Akin or McCaskill, then.

This "every politician is exactly the same" nonsense is getting out of hand.


Saying two (or more) people are clueless doesn't mean they are the same. After all, there are infinite number of ways to be wrong.
 
2012-09-11 09:33:34 AM
He'll pass out pamphlets and ham it up for goofy photos-posing with Stormtroopers or showing off Sharpie tattoos: a pot leaf and the words, "legalize marijuana" scrawled onto his pecs, "VOTE DINE" drawn on his deltoids.


I have to admit, I kinda like this guy.
 
2012-09-11 09:34:49 AM

way south: He'll pass out pamphlets and ham it up for goofy photos-posing with Stormtroopers or showing off Sharpie tattoos: a pot leaf and the words, "legalize marijuana" scrawled onto his pecs, "VOTE DINE" drawn on his deltoids.


I have to admit, I kinda like this guy.


If he had a sweet Trans Am, he'd be unbeatable.
 
2012-09-11 09:35:15 AM
Since he's libertarian he is adamantly opposed to restrictions on personal freedoms like the anti-women and penis-goes-where crap that the GOP have been pulling.......right? Right?

Most libertarians I know don't know what the ideology really means. To them libertarian is a word they use that really means that they are too big of p***ies to admit that they are uniformed conservative douche bags.
 
mhd
2012-09-11 09:43:05 AM

BeesNuts: WHOA! A Mr. Cool Ice sighting. I was only aware of the front/back shots... is there... dare I ask... moar? Is he a professional attention whore? A time traveling monk? What's the story of Mr. Cool Ice?


Some German blogger profiled how he lives (LGT bad Google translation).

There you learn that those are actual UV tattoos and that he has a bedroom full of mirrors, probably so that he can admire them in the dark.

/Probably not a libertarian, though.
 
2012-09-11 09:44:14 AM
i.imgur.com

t0.gstatic.com 

He seems like a real peach.

/dnrfa
 
2012-09-11 09:48:12 AM

More_Like_A_Stain: way south: He'll pass out pamphlets and ham it up for goofy photos-posing with Stormtroopers or showing off Sharpie tattoos: a pot leaf and the words, "legalize marijuana" scrawled onto his pecs, "VOTE DINE" drawn on his deltoids.


I have to admit, I kinda like this guy.

If he had a sweet Trans Am, he'd be unbeatable.


i43.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-11 10:05:31 AM
Akin is losing, shirtless libertarian or no,

Why is the site trying to find some other reason for the loss other than "legitimate rape"?
 
2012-09-11 10:31:35 AM
I think tats are sexy on the right guy, and this guy's body is slammin'. Have him washed and brought to my tent.

/Hope he's a bottom
 
2012-09-11 10:42:50 AM
vote for him early and often.
 
2012-09-11 10:49:12 AM
This quote basically describes every libertarian I've ever met from my generation:

"The majority of young voters are easily swayed," Dine said. Often they're single-issue voters, prone to persuasion on the pot issue, "especially when you're the only person on the ballot who understands that vice is not a crime."
 
2012-09-11 10:51:45 AM

More_Like_A_Stain: More_Like_A_Stain: way south: He'll pass out pamphlets and ham it up for goofy photos-posing with Stormtroopers or showing off Sharpie tattoos: a pot leaf and the words, "legalize marijuana" scrawled onto his pecs, "VOTE DINE" drawn on his deltoids.


I have to admit, I kinda like this guy.

If he had a sweet Trans Am, he'd be unbeatable.

[i43.photobucket.com image 494x288]


It helps alot... but a mullet would make him perfect.

the opposite of charity is justice: Why is the site trying to find some other reason for the loss other than "legitimate rape"?


Because I think everyone is horrified by what Akin said, but many voters still want to vote against his opposition.
A libertarian provides an acceptable escape route.

/and if by some chance he does win, its sure to spice things up.
/Yes, I am one of those people who thinks the meat puppets in senate should be more entertaining.
 
2012-09-11 12:15:09 PM

Citrate1007: Since he's libertarian he is adamantly opposed to restrictions on personal freedoms like the anti-women and penis-goes-where crap that the GOP have been pulling.......right? Right?

Most libertarians I know don't know what the ideology really means. To them libertarian is a word they use that really means that they are too big of p***ies to admit that they are uniformed conservative douche bags.


In this case you are right a true libertarian. GTFO of the bedroom. Has no plan but wants to balance the budget next year not in 20 years.

//I'de vote for the guy. (2 time felon still less of a crook than most politicians)
 
2012-09-11 01:55:46 PM
Citrate1007
Since he's libertarian he is adamantly opposed to restrictions on personal freedoms like the anti-women and penis-goes-where crap that the GOP have been pulling.......right? Right?

Most libertarians I know don't know what the ideology really means. To them libertarian is a word they use that really means that they are too big of p***ies to admit that they are uniformed conservative douche bags.

Libertarianism is best used as a critique of social policy, not as a policy itself. Another words, there's no problem cherry-picking from their ideology since so many of us do this anyway (Pro-life Democrats, Social Moderate Republicans, etc). Hard to vote for a rigid candidate though.
 
2012-09-11 02:39:13 PM
According to the article, he doesn't have much money to spend on his campaign. He's doing the social media thing, which can get him some exposure, and he'll be a part of the debate, but if he's not able to make his presence widely known the most likely outcome is that he takes votes away from Akin and helps ensure a McCaskill victory.
Frankly, I'd be satisfied with any outcome that prevents Akin from winning.
 
2012-09-11 05:53:22 PM

doublesecretprobation: wow, a real libertarian. too bad he's not a good enough criminal to get elected.


According to TFA, he DOES have two felonies. That seems like a pretty good start...
 
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