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2012-11-01 01:57:51 PM  

schrodinger: To give you an idea of how Gary Johnson would spend the $90 million:

[i.imgur.com image 789x540]


Heh... You can smell the fiscal conservatism.
 
2012-11-01 01:58:25 PM  
Biggest problem with libertarians, their idea of "living free" is too often the objectification of other people for private gain.  A society where people are preoccupied with sex, drugs, and banality is easy to control by monied interests.
 
2012-11-01 01:59:20 PM  

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


Gary Johnson on Abortion: "Governor Johnson states that abortion rights were not something dealt with in the constitution and should therefore be dealt with at the state level. He stated that the Roe vs. Wade decision has expanded the reach of the Federal government into areas of society never envisioned in the Constitution and should be revisited. Once Roe vs Wade is overturned, the abortion decision should be returned to the states. This viewpoint is echoed on his campaign website, where he affirms his pro-life stance and states that government should be neutral on personal beliefs."

Oh, look - another RON PAUL-style neoconfederate calling himself a Libertarian.
 
2012-11-01 02:02:56 PM  

schrodinger: 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.


farking THIS!!
 
2012-11-01 02:02:57 PM  

keylock71: ...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.



Or

i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-01 02:03:01 PM  

DarnoKonrad: Biggest problem with libertarians, their idea of "living free" is too often the objectification of other people for private gain.  A society where people are preoccupied with sex, drugs, and banality is easy to control by monied interests.


The biggest problem with libertarians is that they're authoritarian rightists. Their idea of "small government" is one that is exclusively empowered to wage state violence and act as an enforcement arm for the capitalist class.
 
2012-11-01 02:05:04 PM  

A Dark Evil Omen: The biggest problem with libertarians is that they're authoritarian rightists. Their idea of "small government" is one that is exclusively empowered to wage state violence and act as an enforcement arm for the capitalist class.


Word.
 
2012-11-01 02:06:00 PM  

schrodinger: To give you an idea of how Gary Johnson would spend the $90 million:

[i.imgur.com image 789x540]


Is that real? Why do Politcal Advisors cost more than Political Advisors? Shouldn't the one that spelled the word right get more money?
 
2012-11-01 02:06:13 PM  

odinsposse: 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.


But before they can real making any kind of difference they need government help?
 
2012-11-01 02:09:25 PM  

A Dark Evil Omen: DarnoKonrad: Biggest problem with libertarians, their idea of "living free" is too often the objectification of other people for private gain.  A society where people are preoccupied with sex, drugs, and banality is easy to control by monied interests.

The biggest problem with libertarians is that they're authoritarian rightists. Their idea of "small government" is one that is exclusively empowered to wage state violence and act as an enforcement arm for the capitalist class.


You just dont understand libertarianism one single bit

Libertarianism is about live and let live. We are about minding your own damn business. Libertarianism is about ultimate equality for every citizen of this nation.

You have taken one part of Libertarianism and blew it completely out of the water.

/Christ, I cant wait for this farking election to be over
//Maybe I'll impose another self exile to get away from this idiocy.
 
2012-11-01 02:09:30 PM  

DarnoKonrad: keylock71: ...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.


Or

[i.imgur.com image 272x400]


Gah... transformers for Johnson!
 
2012-11-01 02:14:57 PM  
I just voted for Gary and many of my friends and family are doing the same - except in Oklahoma where he is not on the ballot nor a write-in possibility (as in Michigan).

While I don't agree 100% with his positions, they are sound. The current duopoly has led us to ruin and we need to break it. Gary is a step in the right direction.
 
2012-11-01 02:16:55 PM  
Gary Johnson: Put out a beefcake poster and I'll consider voting for you.

/You may pull in some of the gay vote, too.
 
2012-11-01 02:17:22 PM  

physt: But before they can real making any kind of difference they need government help?


Just talk to a libertarian and you'll see. The reason why they aren't handily winning every election is because people just don't know that they exist. Once America realizes libertarians are a thing, the Dems and Republicans are toast because libertarianism is awesome and totally workable.

That government money is a springboard to victory. It will allow them to buy ad time to tell people to go watch Ron Paul youtube videos. Once this happens the sheeple will finally wake up, all our problems will be fixed, and we get legal prostitution and pot and millions of dollars and guns for everyone because Congress would totally go for all that stuff, too.
 
2012-11-01 02:18:17 PM  

keylock71: DarnoKonrad: keylock71: ...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.


Or

[i.imgur.com image 272x400]

Gah... transformers for Johnson!


BOTH GENDERS ARE BAD SO VOTE TRANSVESTITE
 
2012-11-01 02:18:43 PM  

ClayParrot: The current duopoly has led us to ruin and we need to break it.


"Ruin," defined as increasing employment, low inflation, record corporate profits, improved public health and increased life spans, safer automobiles (thanks to government regulation), the promise of real short-term progress in gay rights, the highest level of consumer confidence in over four years, etc., etc., etc. The horror.
 
2012-11-01 02:20:38 PM  

sprawl15: keylock71: DarnoKonrad: keylock71: ...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.


Or

[i.imgur.com image 272x400]

Gah... transformers for Johnson!

BOTH GENDERS ARE BAD SO VOTE TRANSVESTITE


Would make for a far more disturbing "October Surprise!", at any rate.
 
2012-11-01 02:29:56 PM  

ignatius_crumbcake: Is that real? Why do Politcal Advisors cost more than Political Advisors? Shouldn't the one that spelled the word right get more money?


The numbers are based on Gary Johnson's actual filings, where the word "Political" was misspelled on 49 separate occassions. "Politcal advisors" isn't actually a broad category, it's actually refers to an actual company started by one of Johnson's buddies.

Link

Bonus: That isn't their actual name (Their actual name is NSON). Also, on his campaign filings, he included the wrong wrong address.

But this man is totally qualified to be president.
 
2012-11-01 02:30:59 PM  
Her knees are not sharp.
 
2012-11-01 02:41:15 PM  

CorporatePerson: Just talk to a libertarian and you'll see. The reason why they aren't handily winning every election is because people just don't know that they exist. Once America realizes libertarians are a thing, the Dems and Republicans are toast because libertarianism is awesome and totally workable.


I'm 32, so relatively young; which means most of the Libertarians I know are mid-to-late 20s, early 30s.

I don't like generalizations, but I've never met a group of rugged individualists that could be summarily lumped together as succinctly, and as easily as Libertarians.
 
2012-11-01 02:48:26 PM  

schrodinger: To give you an idea of how Gary Johnson would spend the $90 million:

[i.imgur.com image 789x540]


$900 buys a lot of shiatty photoshops that oversimplify politics for utter morons to post on their Facebook page. That should keep his fans happy and his friends' wallets full for awhile.
 
2012-11-01 02:53:09 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.



No, only in the "running as a republican in the primaries" sense.
 
2012-11-01 02:58:48 PM  

jim32rr: 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.


Sorry if I came across bad, it wasn't the intent, that was me being a little sarcastic then explaining myself better... Been a little on the defensive today because of another thread... =(
 
2012-11-01 03:17:49 PM  

KellyX: jim32rr: 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.

Sorry if I came across bad, it wasn't the intent, that was me being a little sarcastic then explaining myself better... Been a little on the defensive today because of another thread... =(


No worries, we're good
 
2012-11-01 04:32:38 PM  

schrodinger: To give you an idea of how Gary Johnson would spend the $90 million:


That chart is out of date. They saved their money for media buys late in the election (as in the last few weeks).
 
2012-11-01 04:58:13 PM  

ManRay: That chart is out of date. They saved their money for media buys late in the election (as in the last few weeks).


Yeah, now that number is up to $13,000. Or still less than 1%.

And what kind of jackass waits until 2 weeks before the election to do media buys?
 
2012-11-01 05:19:06 PM  
butterface
 
2012-11-01 06:16:44 PM  
I bet that model couldn't spell "libertarian" if you gave her every consonant.
 
2012-11-01 07:24:25 PM  
"5% of the vote ends the two party system"

Gary Johnson does not understand electoral math.
 
2012-11-01 08:51:57 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: "5% of the vote ends the two party system"

Gary Johnson does not understand electoral math.


The main thing about the 5% is not only funding, but ballot access. Right now, in most states, ONLY the R and D parties are automatically on the ballot. All others have to petition every single cycle to be listed. Most states will give major party status to parties that have at least a 5% showing in the past election. It makes it much, much easier to get a candidate on the ballot when the party has an automatic spot. That does, in a way, put a big ding in the two party system at the state level.

It takes away the whole having to get petitions signed, go through all of the BS at each individual state and county election office to be listed, including fighting the lawsuits and BS the majors throw in the way of a third party candidate that might upstage them.

Which, for all of those that are concerned about the admin and advisory side of Johnson's spending, is why those numbers are so out of whack. He's had to spend a lot of money to fight the R's in a few states that were pulling out all of the stops to keep him off of the ballot. Disenfranchisement doesn't just happen with ID laws and early voting rules.
 
2012-11-01 09:10:55 PM  

buzzcut73: It takes away the whole having to get petitions signed, go through all of the BS at each individual state and county election office to be listed, including fighting the lawsuits and BS the majors throw in the way of a third party candidate that might upstage them.

Which, for all of those that are concerned about the admin and advisory side of Johnson's spending, is why those numbers are so out of whack.


Gee, if only there was some way to determine how much of Gary Johnson's campaign expenditures has gone towards paying the cost of law firms. Like, if there were some sort of campaign filings that listed the names of law firms Gary gave money too and the amount of money that he paid them...

i.imgur.com

He's had to spend a lot of money to fight the R's in a few states that were pulling out all of the stops to keep him off of the ballot.

Yes. Gary Johnson is hindered by the $17,500 he spends on lawyers. Not by the $1,300,000 he's given to his friends political advisors.
 
2012-11-01 09:52:58 PM  
Can I get that chicken with a side of Putin*?

*They literally call Vlad "Poutine" in Quebec.
 
2012-11-02 08:44:13 AM  
My Libertarian buddy is swearing up and down this was from a Gary Johnson supporter, not from the campaign itself.
 
2012-11-02 02:17:32 PM  

Zerochance: My Libertarian buddy is swearing up and down this was from a Gary Johnson supporter, not from the campaign itself.


It's from a Gary Johnson supporter that Gary Johnson re-posted on the official facebook page.
 
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