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2012-11-01 12:18:12 PM
When I first saw the headline, I was like "OH GOD NO I DONT WANT TO SEE YOUR WEENER"

/I would wreck her so hard that I would put her in a wheelchair for the rest of her life
 
2012-11-01 12:23:18 PM

cman: When I first saw the headline, I was like "OH GOD NO I DONT WANT TO SEE YOUR WEENER JOHNSON"


/she's gorgeous
 
2012-11-01 12:25:44 PM

phlegmmo: cman: When I first saw the headline, I was like "OH GOD NO I DONT WANT TO SEE YOUR WEENER JOHNSON"

/she's gorgeous


Damn it

I could have had all the glory. I farked it up bad
 
2012-11-01 01:08:27 PM
She does, indeed, make that the sexiest presidential poster of all time.

But what's with the 5% number? Why would that "destroy the two party system"?
 
2012-11-01 01:11:34 PM

cman: When I first saw the headline, I was like "OH GOD NO I DONT WANT TO SEE YOUR WEENER"

/I would wreck her so hard that I would put her in a wheelchair for the rest of her life


so... you are saying you want to see her weener?
 
2012-11-01 01:14:28 PM

timujin: She does, indeed, make that the sexiest presidential poster of all time.

But what's with the 5% number? Why would that "destroy the two party system"?


If a party hit's a certain percentage of the popular vote, that party is automatically included in the next election cycle and cannot be shut out of the national debates. That didn't happen until Ross Perot 'cost' Bush 1 and Bob Dole the presidency.
 
2012-11-01 01:23:53 PM

antidisestablishmentarianism: timujin: She does, indeed, make that the sexiest presidential poster of all time.

But what's with the 5% number? Why would that "destroy the two party system"?

If a party hit's a certain percentage of the popular vote, that party is automatically included in the next election cycle and cannot be shut out of the national debates. That didn't happen until Ross Perot 'cost' Bush 1 and Bob Dole the presidency.


Wouldn't it also be enough for Johnson to have a spoiler effect?
 
2012-11-01 01:25:24 PM

timujin: She does, indeed, make that the sexiest presidential poster of all time.

But what's with the 5% number? Why would that "destroy the two party system"?


Federal funding in 2016, I believe.
 
2012-11-01 01:25:41 PM
Third-party Other Republican candidate Gary Johnson posts the sexiest presidential poster of all time

Let's be completely honest here.
 
2012-11-01 01:26:37 PM

phlegmmo: cman: When I first saw the headline, I was like "OH GOD NO I DONT WANT TO SEE YOUR WEENER JOHNSON"

/she's gorgeous



It's the unsharpened knees that does it.
 
2012-11-01 01:27:09 PM
This poster smacks of GOP "Dirty Tricks." The GOP have way more to fear from the libertarians than the Democrats do.
 
2012-11-01 01:27:53 PM
IVE FREE? What's that?
 
2012-11-01 01:28:02 PM

antidisestablishmentarianism: timujin: She does, indeed, make that the sexiest presidential poster of all time.

But what's with the 5% number? Why would that "destroy the two party system"?

If a party hit's a certain percentage of the popular vote, that party is automatically included in the next election cycle and cannot be shut out of the national debates. That didn't happen until Ross Perot 'cost' Bush 1 and Bob Dole the presidency.


That. It wouldn't "destroy the two party system" (nothing short of complete electoral reform will pull that off), but it'd lead to more voices in the mainstream, and that's a good thing.

/I was considering voting third-party this year, since I'm in California and there's no way Obama isn't winning my state, and that way my vote at least could help someone else out
//After my arguments with third-party supporters here on Fark, though, I'm ready to vote Obama just to spite them
 
2012-11-01 01:28:10 PM
Son of a... I wish I had my vote back.
 
2012-11-01 01:28:11 PM

Gonz: timujin: She does, indeed, make that the sexiest presidential poster of all time.

But what's with the 5% number? Why would that "destroy the two party system"?

Federal funding in 2016, I believe.


Yeah--if 5% of the vote turns out for an independent--they are entitled to federal funding in the next election. While tempting--it keeps us freaking log jammed--it takes the vote away from the candidate who has a chance, but that candidate is a Republicrat. Or Demoblican. Or whatever.

If I was Republican--I'd have no issue handing off the next four years for a real conservative candidate, though.
 
2012-11-01 01:28:36 PM
Between the gal in the photo with lovely little bottom and the phrase "Stick it to" right beside her I've completely forgotten whatever it was I was gonna say here.

[mybunk]
 
2012-11-01 01:28:49 PM
I wish I was the sand in all her wrong places.
 
2012-11-01 01:30:03 PM

TimonC346: If I was Republican--I'd have no issue handing off the next four years for a real conservative candidate, though.


Obama?
 
2012-11-01 01:30:09 PM

antidisestablishmentarianism: timujin: She does, indeed, make that the sexiest presidential poster of all time.

But what's with the 5% number? Why would that "destroy the two party system"?

If a party hit's a certain percentage of the popular vote, that party is automatically included in the next election cycle and cannot be shut out of the national debates. That didn't happen until Ross Perot 'cost' Bush 1 and Bob Dole the presidency.


Nope- the debates are administered by the Commission on Presidential Debates, which is a joint partnership between the R's and D's. If a 3rd party was polling at 75%, the Big 2 parties aren't forced to let that candidate debate.

They most likely would, and they usually use 15% as the cutoff, but they don't have to.
 
2012-11-01 01:31:59 PM
lol omg you guys like boobs too?


we should be friends lolllllll epic
 
2012-11-01 01:32:01 PM

KellyX: IVE FREE? What's that?


Libertarians wish to be free from Apple's industrial design.
 
2012-11-01 01:32:44 PM
Please remember that the establishment has lots and lots of pretty women as well.
And they can be easily led.
Please think things through before you vote against the establishment!
 
2012-11-01 01:33:37 PM

Jackson Herring: lol omg you guys like boobs too?


we should be friends lolllllll epic


Go away! 'Bating!
 
2012-11-01 01:34:29 PM

Lord_Baull: Third-party Other Republican candidate Gary Johnson posts the sexiest presidential poster of all time

Let's be completely honest here.


He's not Republican at all in the social policy sense.
 
2012-11-01 01:34:40 PM
no gary, i wont be tricked into a threesome with you. not again.
 
2012-11-01 01:34:58 PM

plewis: This poster smacks of GOP "Dirty Tricks." The GOP have way more to fear from the libertarians than the Democrats do.


The current form of the GOP does, yes. Libertarians of late though are basically Republicans who don't want to invade Iran, are okay with gay marriage and want to legalize marijuana. There are also a lot of Ron Paul fans who joined up with the LP so they could vote for Gary Johnson. Eventually they'll filter back into the GOP because they'll become sick of their candidates not winning anything.

/Thinks 3rd parties do need to run national candidates to increase their visibility, but
//They need to put primary focus on state and local races.
 
2012-11-01 01:35:48 PM

cannotsuggestaname: cman: When I first saw the headline, I was like "OH GOD NO I DONT WANT TO SEE YOUR WEENER"

/I would wreck her so hard that I would put her in a wheelchair for the rest of her life

so... you are saying you want to see her weener?


GOD DAMN IT YOU WITH YOUR SILLY WORD GAMES
 
2012-11-01 01:36:23 PM

KellyX: IVE FREE? What's that?


Took me a minute too. The babe has scratched an 'L' into the pavement. "LIVE FREE" or DIE HARD, I guess.
 
2012-11-01 01:36:29 PM

cman: When I first saw the headline, I was like "OH GOD NO I DONT WANT TO SEE YOUR WEENER"

/I would wreck her so hard that I would put her in a wheelchair for the rest of her life


God! Why do you conservatives love violence so much?

/kidding
 
2012-11-01 01:37:02 PM
I thought drawing a line in the sand meant drawing an arbitrary, pointless, easily erased line. In other words, a meaningless gesture. So, I guess it's an appropriate message.
 
2012-11-01 01:37:24 PM
Nice looking woman... Still not voting for "GOP Lite© Now with Marijuana Flavor Crystals!"
 
2012-11-01 01:38:06 PM
they should steal PETAs ads and go all "I'd rather go naked than vote demopublican"
 
2012-11-01 01:39:33 PM

KellyX: IVE FREE? What's that?


You vote, huh
 
2012-11-01 01:39:35 PM
More info on why 5% is such a magical number


PARTY CONVENTION AND GENERAL ELECTION GRANTS

The Presidential nominee of each major party may become eligible for a public grant of $20,000,000 plus COLA (over 1974). For 2012, the grant is approximately $91,241,400 for each major party nominee. With the exception of the 2008 Democratic presidential nominee, Barack Obama, every major party nominee has accepted the general election grant since the program's inception in 1976. Candidates themselves may not raise any other funds to be used for campaigning during the general election period.

Public grants of $18,248,300 went to each of the major parties for their conventions in 2012.

Since no third party candidate received 5% of the vote in 2008, only the Republican and Democratic parties are eligible for 2012 convention grants, and only their nominees may receive grants for the general election when they are nominated. Third-party candidates could qualify for retroactive public funds if they receive 5% or more of the vote in the general election.
 
2012-11-01 01:41:09 PM

Craptastic: KellyX: IVE FREE? What's that?

Took me a minute too. The babe has scratched an 'L' into the pavement. "LIVE FREE" or DIE HARD, I guess.


Yea, just really hard to realize that from a quick glance. Shouldn't have to think about it or stare at it to understand it, also I the sexy woman that makes my penis erect might be a tad distracting
 
2012-11-01 01:43:18 PM

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Lord_Baull: Third-party Other Republican candidate Gary Johnson posts the sexiest presidential poster of all time

Let's be completely honest here.

He's not Republican at all in the social policy sense.


So he was just confused when he ran for the Republican nomination for President?
 
2012-11-01 01:43:30 PM

GanjSmokr: More info on why 5% is such a magical number


PARTY CONVENTION AND GENERAL ELECTION GRANTS

The Presidential nominee of each major party may become eligible for a public grant of $20,000,000 plus COLA (over 1974). For 2012, the grant is approximately $91,241,400 for each major party nominee. With the exception of the 2008 Democratic presidential nominee, Barack Obama, every major party nominee has accepted the general election grant since the program's inception in 1976. Candidates themselves may not raise any other funds to be used for campaigning during the general election period.

Public grants of $18,248,300 went to each of the major parties for their conventions in 2012.

Since no third party candidate received 5% of the vote in 2008, only the Republican and Democratic parties are eligible for 2012 convention grants, and only their nominees may receive grants for the general election when they are nominated. Third-party candidates could qualify for retroactive public funds if they receive 5% or more of the vote in the general election.


Why in the FARK do Libertarians want public money? Why can't they just bootstrap their own damn convention? FARK those guys.
 
2012-11-01 01:43:34 PM

jim32rr: KellyX: IVE FREE? What's that?

You vote, huh


Funny huh? I've seen crappy ads in the mail boxes, I've seen downright lying ones too, and sleazy ones...

This one is just cheesy and attempting to get votes by selling sex... I dunno who is the target in this ad and I think the "L" in "LIVE" was hard to read easily at a quick glance.
 
2012-11-01 01:44:21 PM

keylock71: Nice looking woman... Still not voting for "GOP Lite© Now with Marijuana Flavor Crystals!"


In case you were wondering when you made my fave's list, it would be right there and then.

"GJ = "GOP Lite© Now with Marijuana Flavor Crystals!" is yer new farkie.

I totes LOL'd!
 
2012-11-01 01:44:31 PM
This r seriuz poster and Gary Johnson am r seriuz canduhdit.
 
2012-11-01 01:45:05 PM
Helloooo Nurse!
 
2012-11-01 01:46:15 PM

KellyX: Yea, just really hard to realize that from a quick glance. Shouldn't have to think about it or stare at it to understand it, also I the sexy woman that makes my penis erect might be a tad distracting


Then it reads "I LIVE FREE".. still works.

/I'd prefer "I LIVE THREE DOORS DOWN AND I'M HAVING A PARTY TONIGHT CAN YOU BRING SOME FLAN".
//I can bring some flan.
 
2012-11-01 01:47:42 PM
The problem with this ad is that it's running on the idea that both Obama and Romney are the same when a.) there is a CLEAR distinction between the two and b.) the Libertarian platform is but a mere amalgamation of a moderate amount of social liberalism with a whole lot of extreme fiscal conservatism.
 
2012-11-01 01:50:22 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-01 01:51:19 PM

physt: Why in the FARK do Libertarians want public money? Why can't they just bootstrap their own damn convention? FARK those guys.


They need federal money so they can run a slightly larger presidential campaign next time. That will guarantee them the ability to kinda sorta spoil elections for a major party. They could devote their resources to local elections they might actually win but apparently those elections aren't as cool and might result in real work.
 
2012-11-01 01:52:03 PM

quatchi: keylock71: Nice looking woman... Still not voting for "GOP Lite© Now with Marijuana Flavor Crystals!"

In case you were wondering when you made my fave's list, it would be right there and then.

"GJ = "GOP Lite© Now with Marijuana Flavor Crystals!" is yer new farkie.

I totes LOL'd!


I'd like to thank my family... The academy... Jojo! ...This one's for you, buddy! *sniff*
 
2012-11-01 01:52:35 PM

antidisestablishmentarianism: If a party hit's a certain percentage of the popular vote, that party is automatically included in the next election cycle and cannot be shut out of the national debates.


Wrong. It's actually a lot more cynical than that.

This has nothing to do with being in the debate. Ross Perot scored 18.9% of the vote in 1992 and 8% of the vote in 1996. But in case you didn't notice, the Reform party wasn't allowed to debate in 1996 or 2000.

This is about money. If the libertarian party scores 5% of the vote, then they get $90 million in federal funds at tax payer expense. In other words, this entire "score 5% of the vote!" campaign is based around the idea of getting a federal handout and a redistribution of wealth for people who are unable to pull themselves up by their own bootstraps. From a group that usually protests this very concept on principle.

Remember, Gary Johnson raised over $2 million in campaign cash, and only spend $1000 on media buys until a week ago. The rest of the money was given to his friends he hired as "political consultants." If Gary Johnson raises $90 million, he and his friends can be expected to pocket about $80 million worth as campaign salaries.
 
2012-11-01 01:52:54 PM

KellyX: jim32rr: KellyX: IVE FREE? What's that?

You vote, huh

Funny huh? I've seen crappy ads in the mail boxes, I've seen downright lying ones too, and sleazy ones...

This one is just cheesy and attempting to get votes by selling sex... I dunno who is the target in this ad and I think the "L" in "LIVE" was hard to read easily at a quick glance.


Relax Kelly, just messing with you.
 
2012-11-01 01:55:16 PM
...Also, from a graphic design perspective, it's generally not a good idea to have part of a word as an element (image) and the other part as text. It's just leads to confusion like " What the hell is "ive free"?

Yeah, most people will figure it out, but it just looks awkward. Should have just had the incredibly good looking model spell out the whole phrase in the sand.
 
2012-11-01 01:56:17 PM
To give you an idea of how Gary Johnson would spend the $90 million:

i.imgur.com
 
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