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(MSNBC)   "A Maine Senate race has turned into a fight over trolls, dwarves and goblin-like creatures known as orcs"   (msnbc.msn.com) divider line 98
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2012-10-07 11:05:07 AM  

SquiggsIN: It only matters if she rolls alliance or horde.


Alliance? Horde? Who cares, as long as she doesn't roll a farking Pandarian.

/I keed, I keed
//much respect for my bamboo-eating brothers and sisters
//please don't Touch of Death me
 
2012-10-07 11:08:35 AM  

Tom_Slick: Excellent a Senator who can be bribed with Mountain Dew and Cheetos.


They're right next to you.
 
2012-10-07 11:14:43 AM  
The dateline is no coincidence. Maine Republican party headquarters is in New Hampshire.
 
2012-10-07 11:15:45 AM  

Europos: Oh noes, she has a level 85 Paladin cow! I bet her opponent collects stamp in his free time!


Actually, this time, maybe the Maine Republicans have a valid point. Not that I ever thought I'd say something like that. But their attack ad makes a big deal about the fact that Colleen Lachowicz's character is an assassination rogue. And everybody knows you should never trust a rogue, so it does reflect on her credibility for this race.
 
2012-10-07 11:26:16 AM  

Shmeat: [www.hordelife.com image 800x558]


President Obama, shadow priest

i3.kym-cdn.com
 
2012-10-07 11:27:34 AM  

clowncar on fire: Don't take it so personally- it's politics. It will be all better after the election.


you wouldn't know that by recent history.

and by recent history i mean anything after the attempt of impeach Clinton.
 
2012-10-07 11:28:13 AM  
Maine is a good state to be from...FAR from.

/ex-Harpswell, Maine.
 
2012-10-07 11:32:59 AM  
FTFA: ""We need a senator who lives in our world..."

Funny, coming from people whose core beliefs include an invisible sky wizard who acts more like a drunken deadbeat dad than a loving being, the USSR being the largest threat to our very existence, and who believes that the female human body can not become pregnant if she is raped by turning off certain things.

Cause I tell ya what... if their world is reality,
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-10-07 11:33:51 AM  

KrispyKritter: markfara: I think people who spend excessive amounts of time gaming are idiots, but I wouldn't vote Republican over it.

so well written it must be repeated ^^^


Damn it, Krispy, I like you, but what is with the negativity towards gamers?

My personal opinion is I'd much rather be fighting creatures and casting spells than... working in an office... but since that can't actually HAPPEN, what's wrong with pretending some of the time?

*I cast level three magic missile on Unruly Customer*
 
2012-10-07 11:36:59 AM  
Chris Kluwe unavailable for comment.
 
2012-10-07 11:39:40 AM  

Stealthdozer: Maine is a good state to be from...FAR from.


I heard that

/Ex-Millinocket
 
2012-10-07 11:41:05 AM  

Curious: clowncar on fire: Don't take it so personally- it's politics. It will be all better after the election.

you wouldn't know that by recent history.

and by recent history i mean anything after the attempt of impeach Clinton.


Which Bill Clinton wasen't doing anything nobody else in Congress wasen't doing. His only mistake was getting caught.

But it's funny, when it's about a Republican *cough* Mark Foley *cough* all of the sudden it's 'A private family matter'
 
2012-10-07 12:02:13 PM  
Dammit! son I am disappoint.

Where are the links to her armory page?
 
2012-10-07 12:23:14 PM  
www.galacticbinder.com

Yes, Republicans, please continue to remind the younger generation that you dislike them and everything they enjoy. That will be a winning strategy for you.
 
2012-10-07 12:35:15 PM  
Well, if anyone would know what trolls are, it'f be the Democrat candidate ...

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-10-07 12:47:47 PM  

Clemkadidlefark: Well, if anyone would know what trolls are, it'f be the Democrat candidate ...

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 570x380]


Yep. Because we deal with the Republican Trolls like yourself on a daily basis. Go back to sniffing Dubya's buttcrack.
 
2012-10-07 01:10:48 PM  

Tax Boy: Shmeat: [www.hordelife.com image 800x558]

President Obama, shadow priest

[i3.kym-cdn.com image 100x100]


You beat me to it. Also, Grant Park appears to give you Resting exp bonus.
 
2012-10-07 01:12:29 PM  

ciberido: Europos: Oh noes, she has a level 85 Paladin cow! I bet her opponent collects stamp in his free time!

Actually, this time, maybe the Maine Republicans have a valid point. Not that I ever thought I'd say something like that. But their attack ad makes a big deal about the fact that Colleen Lachowicz's character is an assassination rogue. And everybody knows you should never trust a rogue, so it does reflect on her credibility for this race.


Politicians shouldn't roll DPS. Go tank or heals or go home.

/instaqueue ftw
 
2012-10-07 01:15:12 PM  
YAY! MY FIRST GREENLIGHT!!!!!
 
2012-10-07 01:22:05 PM  

whackamac: YAY! MY FIRST GREENLIGHT!!!!!


Congratulations.
 
2012-10-07 01:22:54 PM  
A website produced by Republicans includes a link to Lachowicz's online character, Santiaga, who sports a purple Mohawk and is armed with a meteor shard. It notes that the game takes place in a "make believe land Azeroth" and that Lachowicz is "playing at level 85 - the highest level one can attain."

As usually, the Republicans can't even get their facts right... I rate this a Pants On Fire statement!!
 
2012-10-07 01:33:15 PM  

KellyX: A website produced by Republicans includes a link to Lachowicz's online character, Santiaga, who sports a purple Mohawk and is armed with a meteor shard. It notes that the game takes place in a "make believe land Azeroth" and that Lachowicz is "playing at level 85 - the highest level one can attain."

As usually, the Republicans can't even get their facts right... I rate this a Pants On Fire statement!!


Yep. There's nothing quite like manufactured outrage.
 
2012-10-07 02:01:44 PM  
I think it's fitting that a politician is a rogue. Stun stun stun stun stealth....pick pocket...stun stun stun stun....stealth.....


That said, the comments in the article itself were sterling. Lots of Invisible sky wizard commentary. BTW, they lied about her participation lately. She was fishing in Northrend in mid-September. However, that hardly counts as devil worship. She was probably relaxing in front of the TV set.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-10-07 02:05:44 PM  

Obama4Life: But really, is this the best the retard-icans can muster? OMG, she plays World of Warcraft! Get your torches and pitchforks!


I don't know. D&D used to be the work of the devil as far as the fundies were concerned, so this might be the same.
 
2012-10-07 02:16:52 PM  
And the big deal about a level 85 character is ...?

My main was 90 a week after MoP launched, and would have been sooner if the weekend hadn't been taken up by my birthday. I leveled my hunter to 85 practically by accident, without ever actually learning how to play a hunter (and I'm still not entirely sure why I did it; I still don't play him). Maxing a character is not some kind of big deal; this is "playing as expected" in Blizzard terms. :p

This reminds me of Mitt Romney apologizing to his constituents for inadvertently advertising on ... fanfiction.net. He sees people who write fanfic, all fanfic, as so fundamentally abhorrent that even showing them his ads requires an abject apology to the voters.
 
2012-10-07 02:21:42 PM  

vpb: Obama4Life: But really, is this the best the retard-icans can muster? OMG, she plays World of Warcraft! Get your torches and pitchforks!

I don't know. D&D used to be the work of the devil as far as the fundies were concerned, so this might be the same.


It's just trying to make something that is relatively popular into something weird. "She goes into a DIFFERENT WORLD called AZEROTH where she can KILL".

It's liked describing a football fan as someone who spends the weekend watching 22 young men, often dressed loosely as animals or racist caricatures smashing into each other, sweating, and patting each other on the ass. Some of these boys no older than 18!
 
2012-10-07 02:25:25 PM  
don't forget kobold
 
2012-10-07 02:25:31 PM  

KrispyKritter: markfara: I think people who spend excessive amounts of time gaming are idiots, but I wouldn't vote Republican any particular way over it.

so well written it must be repeated ^^^


close, but really my version is much better
 
2012-10-07 03:16:22 PM  

Obama4Life: Curious: clowncar on fire: Don't take it so personally- it's politics. It will be all better after the election.

you wouldn't know that by recent history.

and by recent history i mean anything after the attempt of impeach Clinton.

Which Bill Clinton wasen't doing anything nobody else in Congress wasen't doing. His only mistake was getting caught.

But it's funny, when it's about a Republican *cough* Mark Foley *cough* all of the sudden it's 'A private family matter'


i didn't and don't care at all what he was doing with "that woman" but it bothers me to this day that a sitting president would lie under oath.
 
2012-10-07 03:21:02 PM  

Curious: it bothers me to this day that a sitting president would lie under oath.


ok that looks silly given what we know other presidents have done. but while the WMD lies did far more damage it still bothers me that Clinton couldn't just own up to his indiscretion. hell when the stories about the book and the late night phone calls came i out i empathized with him. why lie about a BJ?
 
2012-10-07 03:43:19 PM  

Fano: don't forget kobold


You no take my candidate!

And because someone has to, her Armory. They get pissy because she has a "meteor shard", but didn't check her offhand?

And an amusing thread dedicated to her. Link
 
2012-10-07 03:46:11 PM  

Duck_of_Doom: Fano: don't forget kobold

You no take my candidate!

And because someone has to, her Armory. They get pissy because she has a "meteor shard", but didn't check her offhand?

And an amusing thread dedicated to her. Link


She definitely was a casual player.
 
2012-10-07 03:59:45 PM  
So it would have been okay if she read fantasy novels, was into civil war reenactment, paintball/laser tag, but playing an online game where the characters are fictional races makes her unfit for office.

People have gotten so good at creating issues out of nothing.
 
2012-10-07 05:08:04 PM  
Well if she loses out, she still wins. WoW just released their new Kung fu Panda expansion pack. That should take her mind off it.
 
2012-10-07 06:03:29 PM  
Wow... a WOW weirdo. That's actually worse than voting for a Mormon!

Unless the opponent is a LARPer... in which case, we cede Maine to Canada and build a border fence.
 
2012-10-07 06:04:48 PM  

Curious: why lie about a BJ?


If I'd farked up to that degree, the last thing I would have wanted to do is cause additional hurt to my wife.

/ Fark the GOP right up the ass, everybody's happy.
 
2012-10-07 07:37:44 PM  

ladyfortuna:
My personal opinion is I'd much rather be fighting creatures and casting spells than... working in an office... but since that can't actually HAPPEN, what's wrong with pretending some of the time?

*I cast level three magic missile on Unruly Customer*


Zackly. I've been a PC gamer forever (hey, the C64 was a personal computer back in the 80s). The pretend aspect is fun, it's a stress reliever and sometimes it's just nice to deal with problems you CAN solve for a few hours. Especially if explosions are involved.
 
2012-10-07 08:54:54 PM  

Obama4Life: Real Women Drink Akvavit: Obama4Life: So in the 70s and 80s it was Dungeons and Dragons and now it's World of Warcraft

Oh, it's still D&D and LARPers and even the SCA from time to time, it's just now they have "super realistic" (um, no) video games to add to the list of things that are obvious signs your child worships teh debbil.

My father is an ultra-ultra Conservative (so much so that I joke that he makes Rush Limbaugh look like Maxine Waters) and was an old-school Southern Baptist Preacher for years.

He threw all of my AD&D books in the fireplace and said 'That's where you'll end up if you play "Satan's Game"'


That's really awful.

The only objection my parents had to AD&D was that it ate into time better spent studying & doing homework. Other than that, they had no interest or concern about it.

/ stopped playing in HS, when friends lost interest in it and I got an afterschool job...
// kinda sad, actually 
/// I imagine WoW and other online games have pretty much killed D&D ( I saw what they did to the 4th ed. :-( )
 
2012-10-07 08:56:52 PM  

Tax Boy: Shmeat: [www.hordelife.com image 800x558]

President Obama, shadow priest

[i3.kym-cdn.com image 100x100]


Hmmm.

Democrats= Alliance (blue banner)

Republicans= Horde (red banner)

/ discuss
 
2012-10-07 09:00:13 PM  

Stealthdozer: Maine is a good state to be from...FAR from.

/ex-Harpswell, Maine.


i2.listal.com
 
2012-10-07 09:30:43 PM  

Curious: Obama4Life: Curious: clowncar on fire: Don't take it so personally- it's politics. It will be all better after the election.

you wouldn't know that by recent history.

and by recent history i mean anything after the attempt of impeach Clinton.

Which Bill Clinton wasen't doing anything nobody else in Congress wasen't doing. His only mistake was getting caught.

But it's funny, when it's about a Republican *cough* Mark Foley *cough* all of the sudden it's 'A private family matter'

i didn't and don't care at all what he was doing with "that woman" but it bothers me to this day that a sitting president would lie under oath.



Soo you have a problem with all of them then? Lies are officially and legally part of politics.
 
2012-10-07 11:55:32 PM  

Lligeret: Lies are officially and legally part of politics.


while that is the perception, and often the practice, it's not really legal.
 
2012-10-08 12:02:46 AM  

MooseUpNorth: If I'd farked up to that degree, the last thing I would have wanted to do is cause additional hurt to my wife.


true but he was under oath. and frankly given his history and that he was under oath in the paula jones mess hilary probably was already pissed and had been for some time. as for hurting her he really should have thought about that sooner.

the man was under oath.

did i mention a sitting president lied UNDER OATH !!!!

that nixon lied as LBJ did before him and reagan did later doesn't allow me to give clinton any slack.
 
2012-10-08 06:23:30 AM  

Curious: did i mention a sitting president lied UNDER OATH !!!!


About a matter that was not illegal, had nothing whatsoever to do with his ability to do his job, was noone's business except Mrs Clinton's (and arguably their kid), and should never have been asked. Let's keep some perspective here.

/ I wouldn't have cared if Bush and Cheney were getting it on, live on CSPAN.
 
2012-10-08 12:20:24 PM  
I am an old Republican, who has played WOW for years, that is going go hide myself. This election, on both sides, is getting just too weird. Maybe an apocalypse is what is needed.
 
2012-10-09 02:56:23 AM  

WordyGrrl: ladyfortuna:
My personal opinion is I'd much rather be fighting creatures and casting spells than... working in an office... but since that can't actually HAPPEN, what's wrong with pretending some of the time?

*I cast level three magic missile on Unruly Customer*

Zackly. I've been a PC gamer forever (hey, the C64 was a personal computer back in the 80s). The pretend aspect is fun, it's a stress reliever and sometimes it's just nice to deal with problems you CAN solve for a few hours. Especially if explosions are involved.


Several years before their demise, I worked at Circuit City for about a year, starting in November before The Madness. We had a PS2 and Grand Theft Auto III constantly going in the break room, and I recall once watching a relatively sweet female customer service rep gleefully get to five stars (via the usual fashion) and get shot down by the military. It was awesome.

/That's how you keep your sanity in retail
//So think twice before yelling at that clerk who's just following the rules
 
2012-10-09 04:10:46 AM  

Forbidden Doughnut: Obama4Life: Real Women Drink Akvavit: Obama4Life: So in the 70s and 80s it was Dungeons and Dragons and now it's World of Warcraft

Oh, it's still D&D and LARPers and even the SCA from time to time, it's just now they have "super realistic" (um, no) video games to add to the list of things that are obvious signs your child worships teh debbil.

My father is an ultra-ultra Conservative (so much so that I joke that he makes Rush Limbaugh look like Maxine Waters) and was an old-school Southern Baptist Preacher for years.

He threw all of my AD&D books in the fireplace and said 'That's where you'll end up if you play "Satan's Game"'

That's really awful.

The only objection my parents had to AD&D was that it ate into time better spent studying & doing homework. Other than that, they had no interest or concern about it.

/ stopped playing in HS, when friends lost interest in it and I got an afterschool job...
// kinda sad, actually 
/// I imagine WoW and other online games have pretty much killed D&D ( I saw what they did to the 4th ed. :-( )


You might want to check out Pathfinder. It's what D&D 4 should have been.
 
2012-10-09 08:09:59 AM  

Curious: Obama4Life: Curious: clowncar on fire: Don't take it so personally- it's politics. It will be all better after the election.

you wouldn't know that by recent history.

and by recent history i mean anything after the attempt of impeach Clinton.

Which Bill Clinton wasen't doing anything nobody else in Congress wasen't doing. His only mistake was getting caught.

But it's funny, when it's about a Republican *cough* Mark Foley *cough* all of the sudden it's 'A private family matter'

i didn't and don't care at all what he was doing with "that woman" but it bothers me to this day that a sitting president would lie under oath.


'No New Taxes'

Sound familiar?
 
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