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(Indiegogo)   Farker Mactheknife is preparing to run for North Carolina's House of Representatives in 2014. Be yeasty and help him raise some dough   (igg.me) divider line 51
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2013-03-20 10:05:03 AM
If I donate... what will I get as a kick back? how will it help?
 
2013-03-20 10:07:29 AM

Dixon Cider: If I donate... what will I get as a kick back? how will it help?


It looks like part of his platform is to have nipples exposed in public.
 
2013-03-20 10:11:17 AM
I know a good campaign manager with a reasonable resume if you're looking for one. EIP.
 
2013-03-20 10:14:42 AM
This thread has limited, regional appeal.
 
2013-03-20 10:15:12 AM

BunkyBrewman: Dixon Cider: If I donate... what will I get as a kick back? how will it help?

It looks like part of his platform is to have nipples exposed in public.


I live on the other side of the Country... but I will vote early and vote often!!
How does one NOT support this platform??
 
2013-03-20 10:19:44 AM

Dixon Cider: BunkyBrewman: Dixon Cider: If I donate... what will I get as a kick back? how will it help?

It looks like part of his platform is to have nipples exposed in public.

I live on the other side of the Country... but I will vote early and vote often!!
How does one NOT support this platform??


I'm very supportive of breasts.
 
2013-03-20 10:22:42 AM
Mac's opponents want to eliminate school class size limits? Are they farking stupid?

These guys are not supply-size economists at all.
 
2013-03-20 10:28:16 AM
The guy isn't even TF

/WTF kind of politician is this?
 
2013-03-20 10:29:36 AM
Mac should have spent the 5 bucks so he could actually take part in his own thread.
 
2013-03-20 10:32:35 AM

Barfmaker: Mac should have spent the 5 bucks so he could actually take part in his own thread.


I gifted him a month, maybe he'll participate now.
 
2013-03-20 10:39:07 AM

Krymson Tyde: Barfmaker: Mac should have spent the 5 bucks so he could actually take part in his own thread.

I gifted him a month, maybe he'll participate now.


His opponent will now be able to accuse  Mactheknife of being a flagrant TotalFarker.
 
2013-03-20 10:42:26 AM

Snarfangel: Krymson Tyde: Barfmaker: Mac should have spent the 5 bucks so he could actually take part in his own thread.

I gifted him a month, maybe he'll participate now.

His opponent will now be able to accuse  Mactheknife of being a flagrant TotalFarker.


Mactheknife (D-egenerate)
 
2013-03-20 10:51:29 AM
Whoever had a hand in making public breast-feeding a felony, and any person who would enforce this law, should be permanently banned from any kind of government work.
 
2013-03-20 10:57:51 AM

Krymson Tyde: Barfmaker: Mac should have spent the 5 bucks so he could actually take part in his own thread.

I gifted him a month, maybe he'll participate now.


My thanks.  I had previously been a TF'er but my TotalFark subscription didn't survive some personal budget cuts I made a few years ago.

I'm considering running not because I'm looking to have women exposing their nipples exposed in public (though, now that you mention it...), but because if things continue unabated, under North Carolina law, doing so will constitute a felony.  With possible jail time as a consequence.  It's indicative of the religious right wing of our Republican Party, who thanks to very clever gerrymandering (some of our house districts comprise over 100,000 citizens for example while others have less than half that amount... with roughly 80,000 being the "balanced" number) have taken over our state government.

We need loud, liberal (or at least moderate) voices here, and the Democratic Party was decimated by the 2012 elections here.  Republicans are outraising Democrats 5-to-1 thanks to special interests and PAC's.  I have the voice.  What I don't have are sufficient financial resources to run and win.  If you can help, it'd be greatly appreciated.
 
2013-03-20 11:14:32 AM
Mac, I'm guessing due to our completely asinine election laws, you can't announce your intended district now either, can you?
 
2013-03-20 11:16:59 AM
Can I just say that you need a new website?

The first thing I see are bullet points, and those bullet points aren't good. Once I get a little further into the wall of text, I see these are your OPPONENTS bullet points. Then I see those same bullet points, and another list of bad things... but nothing about you. What YOUR bullet points would do.

You need to work on this, son. All I know right now is that your against something, but no idea what you're for.
 
2013-03-20 11:17:55 AM
Here's a 'platform plank' some may like:

Safety and security are necessary for any society to grow, and while I believe greater effort is crucial to crime prevention, I don't believe certain drug-related offenses pose such a risk to the general population that they merit incarceration.  I believe our criminal justice system should be focused on violent offenders, with imposition of tougher sentences, particularly in cases where deadly weapons are involved.

/yeah, I'm for marijuana legalization
//not going to happen anytime soon in NC, but better to have legalization advocates in government
 
2013-03-20 11:21:16 AM

what_now: Can I just say that you need a new website?

The first thing I see are bullet points, and those bullet points aren't good. Once I get a little further into the wall of text, I see these are your OPPONENTS bullet points. Then I see those same bullet points, and another list of bad things... but nothing about you. What YOUR bullet points would do.

You need to work on this, son. All I know right now is that your against something, but no idea what you're for.


My god, this. I went to your website and on my first scan believed you were an advocate for slashing benefits, inhibiting health care, and given everyone a concealed weapon. Seriously, rethink your website.
 
2013-03-20 11:26:00 AM

palladiate: Mac, I'm guessing due to our completely asinine election laws, you can't announce your intended district now either, can you?


Correct.  My treasurer is in the process of formalizing the committee now (he's undergoing state-required training for campaign treasurers next week).  Thanks to state election laws, I'm essentially prevented from a formal announcement for the next several months.  Honestly though, my biggest concern is fundraising - I've no wish to run some quixotic campaign on a shoestring budget and get massacred with 10% of the vote.  Sadly, to avoid that fate - to educate the people I need to reach and convince them to vote for me - it's going to take money, money, and more money.
 
2013-03-20 11:29:13 AM

what_now: Can I just say that you need a new website?

The first thing I see are bullet points, and those bullet points aren't good. Once I get a little further into the wall of text, I see these are your OPPONENTS bullet points. Then I see those same bullet points, and another list of bad things... but nothing about you. What YOUR bullet points would do.

You need to work on this, son. All I know right now is that your against something, but no idea what you're for.


Yeah, you don't win by proclaiming first what you're against.  Ask Romney and Kerry how that worked.
 
2013-03-20 11:34:48 AM
GAT_00:Yeah, you don't win by proclaiming first what you're against.  Ask Romney and Kerry how that worked.

I am against bad things, and 100% for cute kittens. My opponent hates good things, and loves blobfish. Vote for me!
 
2013-03-20 11:43:04 AM
It should be illegal to fund raise out of your own state.
 
2013-03-20 11:45:01 AM

netizencain: It should be illegal to fund raise out of your own state.


Unless of course you fundraise from an industry that has business there, then you should get a blank check.  But fund raising from actual people, nah.  That's where democracy dies.
 
2013-03-20 11:55:54 AM
It will be interesting to read your posts on the Politics tab
 
2013-03-20 11:56:13 AM
The web site you were looking at was a mock-up in a very early development stage.  It has been taken down.  Some here have asked what my views are, and while realizing that if elected I'm likely to be a member of the minority party for at least the short term, the following represent my personal views on a number of subjects that relate to North Carolinians:

BUDGETS & TAXATION
As someone who's been both thin and flush financially in my life (more thin right now, admittedly), I understand the need to stretch a dollar as far as possible and for government to serve as a conservative steward of taxpayer funds.  While I'm not in line with Republican members of our General Assembly who have in the past few months proposed eliminating the state income tax, expanding the sales tax and other drastic modifications, I am in favor of making one adjustment that North Carolinians would feel - a reduction in the state's gasoline taxes, which currently are the 8th highest in the United States.

CIVIL RIGHTS & EQUALITY
Contrary to the opinion of some, same sex marriage doesn't affect me or my family.  If any two people who love each other wish to make the bonds between them permanent, be it termed a marriage or civil union, that's a bond that the state should not have control over.  Ultimately, I believe North Carolina's recent constitutional amendment defining marriage will be nullified by federal courts as a violation of the 14th amendment, just as anti-miscegenation laws from the Jim Crow era were.  Consequently, I'll support any measure to repeal the "marriage protection" amendment from North Carolina's constitution - not due to any particular sense of morality, but rather to remedy a case where our state government overreached in an effort to stem the tide of history.

CRIME & PUNISHMENT
Safety and security are necessary for any society to grow, and while I believe greater effort is crucial to crime prevention, I don't believe certain drug-related offenses pose such a risk to the general population that they merit incarceration.  Our criminal justice system should be focused on violent offenders, with imposition of tougher sentences, particularly in cases where deadly weapons are involved.

ECONOMY & JOBS
I'm appalled that the GOP-controlled legislature which was elected in 2010 on a platform of "Jobs, Jobs, Jobs" has since been made the butt of jokes in the national media on multiple occasions by passing laws which imposed their sense of morality upon our people.  While the ability of the state legislature to directly foster job growth may or may not be significant, if elected I would fight for any reasonable effort that will promote economic growth - and against laws which adversely affect the ability of North Carolinians to gain access to affordable health care, which serve to hurt those who lose their jobs by slashing unemployment benefits, or by making exposure of certain body parts a felony.

EDUCATION
World class education is essential for our long term economic future, and as the wealthiest nation on Earth, we must strive to educate every student to the limits of their ability.  There is nothing more important than ensuring our children have the knowledge and skills necessary to compete - and succeed - in an ever-increasing global economy.  It's vital to our future that our education system works, and while it's incumbent upon teachers to step up their efforts in educating our children, it's also incumbent upon parents to reinforce the importance of education and the role it plays in their adult lives.

Unlike Republicans who want to eliminate class size limits, I support efforts to reduce class sizes at all levels, to invest in building and renovating our schools, and to ensure that computers and other new technologies are primary tools rather than luxuries in classrooms.  To be successful, our children demand quality teachers and administrators, and I support efforts to recruit, train, and properly compensate them.  It's nothing short of criminal that we have schools conducting fundraisers on a regular basis to meet basic needs, teachers paying for basic supplies out of their own pockets, and children educated in trailers.  We're failing the next generation of North Carolinians - and it's time for that to change.

ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT
Global climate change is real.  "Clean coal" isn't.  21st century energy projects such as wind and solar are expected to be a driving force behind our economic growth, yet our Republican-controlled General Assembly is dismantling all incentives for citizens to invest in these technologies.  If elected, I would work to improve North Carolina's environmental standards while striving to promote development and use of sustainable, environmentally-friendly energy sources for our future.

GUNS
There are those who believe Democrats are opposed to private gun ownership and seek ways to subvert the 2nd Amendment.  As a Democrat and the owner of nearly a dozen firearms, I can attest that this generalization doesn't hold up to scrutiny.  If elected, I would support the rights of all responsible, law abiding citizens to own, carry, and use firearms for hunting, sport and self defense.  I do, however, support efforts to require criminal background checks and tighter regulatory controls.  The Republican-controlled General Assembly for example wants to eliminate mental health checks for those seeking concealed weapons permits in North Carolina; I would seek to make them more detailed.

LEADERSHIP
There are times when gaining consensus is imperative to charting a path, while at others it's necessary to blaze a trail alone.  I believe in a pragmatic approach to government.  Compromise is often essential for a greater good, but I don't believe in compromising core beliefs for the sake of winning an election.  If no one is leading the charge on an issue I feel strongly about, I'll take the baton.  One thing I'll not do, however, is cast a vote with the question "Will this cost me re-election?" in mind.

RELIGION & FAITH
Thomas Jefferson wrote that "a person's beliefs ought to be private as an essential part of freedom of religion."  Americans are diverse, with devout believers, seekers, and doubters.  North Carolinians worship in churches, mosques, synagogues and temples.  This diversity makes us strong - after all, the ability to define one's own beliefs is a constitutionally guaranteed freedom.  I believe that as Americans, we're free to choose what we believe, and that religion is a private, personal matter.  Consequently, if you believe my religious beliefs important - if you base your vote for any candidate on their religious beliefs - then I'm not the candidate for you.

REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS
I'm a father of two daughters.  As such, I believe women have an absolute, inherent right to make choices they feel are appropriate when it comes to reproduction.  I may not agree with the choices some may make, but I believe the freedom to make those choices outweighs any personal opinion I may have.  My moral code should never be imposed upon others, nor theirs upon me.  Consequently, I believe abortion should be and remain rare, safe, and legal.

INFRASTRUCTURE
Immediate, significant investments in North Carolina's transportation and infrastructure systems are necessary if we're to remain competitive in the 21st century.  The time has come for us to do what's necessary to upgrade to a modern infrastructure - investing in our bridges, highways, railways, airports, water and sewer systems, electrical and internet connectivity.  Just as laying down the initial infrastructure for the 20th century created thousands of jobs, restoring and modernizing it will help lay the economic foundation for future generations of North Carolinians - and failure to make those investments will jeopardize our future.
 
2013-03-20 11:59:21 AM

netizencain: It should be illegal to fund raise out of your own state.


Honestly, I agree.  But the amount of out-of-state money that is spent in our state's political campaigns is staggering, and I simply have no choice if I'm to run a competitive campaign.
 
2013-03-20 12:06:05 PM
I think the most important question is: what political favors can I expect for the month of TF? I assume they will be quite generous.
 
2013-03-20 12:08:24 PM

Krymson Tyde: I think the most important question is: what political favors can I expect for the month of TF? I assume they will be quite generous.


The Krymson Tyde Waste Treatment Plant has a nice ring to it.
 
2013-03-20 12:08:43 PM
Since the DNC has all but given up on both the Carolinas, as well as the rest of the South and a good bit of the Midwest, I wish him all the best.

/no, that's all. just a wish.
//i'm broke, dude
 
2013-03-20 12:41:17 PM
You shouldn't lay out your whole platform in plain language like that. Nobody (who has a chance of being elected) does that. I agree with 100% of your issues, but the average dumbass out there is going to see one issue they don't like your stance on and write you off. On issues that are controversial, you should say "I'm looking into that and I'll get back to you as soon as I can." Weasely, sure. SOP, absolutely.
 
2013-03-20 12:42:25 PM
From one America-ruining liberal to another, good luck.
 
2013-03-20 12:46:58 PM

Snarfangel: Krymson Tyde: I think the most important question is: what political favors can I expect for the month of TF? I assume they will be quite generous.

The Krymson Tyde Waste Treatment Plant has a nice ring to it.


I'm cool with that, as long as the spelling stays the same.
 
2013-03-20 12:48:31 PM

show me: You shouldn't lay out your whole platform in plain language like that. Nobody (who has a chance of being elected) does that. I agree with 100% of your issues, but the average dumbass out there is going to see one issue they don't like your stance on and write you off. On issues that are controversial, you should say "I'm looking into that and I'll get back to you as soon as I can." Weasely, sure. SOP, absolutely.


You know, I think that's a bit of a fallacy - I think that voters can disagree with candidates on particular individual issues without tossing them aside like a used McDonald's burger wrapper.  And while my language may be lawyerly and long-winded, I have a low BS meter - unlike typical politicians, I'll win or lose believing what I believe, and being unashamed to say it in clear language that's readily understood.  People may not agree with my positions, but at least with me, they'll know them.
 
2013-03-20 02:08:52 PM

BunkyBrewman: Dixon Cider: If I donate... what will I get as a kick back? how will it help?

It looks like part of his platform is to have nipples exposed in public.


www.brokenswordpublications.com
 
2013-03-20 02:30:04 PM

mactheknife: show me: You shouldn't lay out your whole platform in plain language like that. Nobody (who has a chance of being elected) does that. I agree with 100% of your issues, but the average dumbass out there is going to see one issue they don't like your stance on and write you off. On issues that are controversial, you should say "I'm looking into that and I'll get back to you as soon as I can." Weasely, sure. SOP, absolutely.

You know, I think that's a bit of a fallacy - I think that voters can disagree with candidates on particular individual issues without tossing them aside like a used McDonald's burger wrapper.  And while my language may be lawyerly and long-winded, I have a low BS meter - unlike typical politicians, I'll win or lose believing what I believe, and being unashamed to say it in clear language that's readily understood.  People may not agree with my positions, but at least with me, they'll know them.


Yeah, I was being snarky and cynical in my post, and I highly respect you for your up-frontedness(?) and honesty. That said, it is a damn shame that almost nobody can get elected anymore by speaking their mind.
 
2013-03-20 02:33:17 PM

mactheknife: show me: You shouldn't lay out your whole platform in plain language like that. Nobody (who has a chance of being elected) does that. I agree with 100% of your issues, but the average dumbass out there is going to see one issue they don't like your stance on and write you off. On issues that are controversial, you should say "I'm looking into that and I'll get back to you as soon as I can." Weasely, sure. SOP, absolutely.

You know, I think that's a bit of a fallacy - I think that voters can disagree with candidates on particular individual issues without tossing them aside like a used McDonald's burger wrapper.  And while my language may be lawyerly and long-winded, I have a low BS meter - unlike typical politicians, I'll win or lose believing what I believe, and being unashamed to say it in clear language that's readily understood.  People may not agree with my positions, but at least with me, they'll know them.


I like your approach better, I know it isn't supposed to get you followers, but it's certainly a breath of fresh air.
 
2013-03-20 02:42:01 PM

mactheknife: I hate all people of all genders, races, ethnicities, and orientations.  I want to detain and torture everyone.  Your mother.


I can't and won't vote for you.
 
2013-03-20 03:01:26 PM

show me: mactheknife: show me: You shouldn't lay out your whole platform in plain language like that. Nobody (who has a chance of being elected) does that. I agree with 100% of your issues, but the average dumbass out there is going to see one issue they don't like your stance on and write you off. On issues that are controversial, you should say "I'm looking into that and I'll get back to you as soon as I can." Weasely, sure. SOP, absolutely.

You know, I think that's a bit of a fallacy - I think that voters can disagree with candidates on particular individual issues without tossing them aside like a used McDonald's burger wrapper.  And while my language may be lawyerly and long-winded, I have a low BS meter - unlike typical politicians, I'll win or lose believing what I believe, and being unashamed to say it in clear language that's readily understood.  People may not agree with my positions, but at least with me, they'll know them.

Yeah, I was being snarky and cynical in my post, and I highly respect you for your up-frontedness(?) and honesty. That said, it is a damn shame that almost nobody can get elected anymore by speaking their mind.


I actually believe someone can get elected by speaking their mind.  That is, unless they have the mind of a Michele Bachmann or Rick Perry.  :)

I think that someone who takes this kind of "no nonsense" approach can win, simply due to the novelty of the concept if nothing else, if they're adequately backed financially.  People have become so used to political candidates speaking in platitudes, fanning the flames of their far-right or far-left 'base' of support, that they've alienated virtually everyone else... and that's where the real support lies.  Unlike most candidates we see nowadays, I think the bulk of voters are like me - somewhere in the middle - essentially wanting a government that ensures the provision of certain services and their performance at an affordable cost (being fiscally conservative), and which otherwise stays out of their hair except when it's necessary for safety or the general public good (being socially liberal).

My problem?  I'm neither well connected nor well heeled enough to have a campaign bought and paid for by corporate puppetmasters.  Don't get me wrong, I'm not averse to the idea of accepting PAC money if they're beliefs match up with mine - in fact, in some areas, my positions on certain issues will fit quite nicely with certain PAC's.  But I'm not such a corporate whore that I'll bend over backwards to receive a contribution from a PAC that advocates labor or environmental positions I can't support in good conscience.
 
2013-03-20 04:13:51 PM

mactheknife: Nana's vibrator:

mactheknife: I hate all people of all genders, races, ethnicities, and orientations.  I want to detain and torture everyone.  Your mother.

I can't and won't vote for you.


I'm sorry you feel that way, NV.  I do have a method where I can obtain the identitifications and social security numbers of as many homeless guys as I want.  I get them in exchange for a bowl of soup and a brief makeout session.  Are you sure you don't want to use these identities to vote for me multiple times?

As a law abiding citizen, I'm afraid I can't comply with your ballot box stuffing schemes.  I hope the law abiding citizens of your district are privy to your plans as well.  I say 'good day' to you, sir.

ok I'm done
 
2013-03-20 06:57:59 PM
I wish you luck, dude, but my limited political campaign contributions will go towards doing what I can to help rid this state, and the nation, of the twin blight of Mitch "La Tortuga" McConnell and, especially, RAND PAUL.
 
2013-03-20 07:09:36 PM

jake_lex: I wish you luck, dude, but my limited political campaign contributions will go towards doing what I can to help rid this state, and the nation, of the twin blight of Mitch "La Tortuga" McConnell and, especially, RAND PAUL.


That's my goal as well.
 
2013-03-20 09:59:03 PM
I like your views and hope that your district is gerrymandered down to Pinehurst so I can vote for you.
 
2013-03-20 11:20:53 PM
Speak out, you got to speak out against the madness. You got to speak your mind, if you dare.
But don't, no, don't try to get yourself elected. If you do, you had better cut your hair.
 
2013-03-21 08:27:47 AM
I wish you well. fark had a new politician, I believe that was elected in Iowa. I don't have the bookmarks anymore.

there was a greened Photoshop thread for his campaign posters. contestants made heavy use of his "wind" in connection with the wind farms he wanted to create.

unfortunately your best bet for funding is for an opponent to be a complete and total asshole on the national stage. wasn't the guy that screamed at Obama during a State of the Union address from 1 of the Carolinas? his opponent gathered over 500,000 dollars the following weekend I believe.

I would try Kickstarter and the like to see what other campaigns have tried and what worked.

I like your platform and hope that your honesty doesn't work against you.

I sorely miss TF and hope to see more greened threads about your campaign.

/ rooting for you
// done on a phone, please excuse spelling and grammar
 
2013-03-21 05:36:13 PM
I am a Democrat who votes in NC.  One thing missing from your page is answers to the Southernquestion of "who your people are.". Are you fom NC?  Graduate HS there?  Did you go to Carolina or Duke?  Your platformis great, but your page lacks humanity.
 
2013-03-21 11:08:17 PM
I can plant drugs or run hookers extortions on anyone who dares to run against you.

Nothing too heavy, maybe some pot or coke, and in user, not dealer, quantities, so their lives aren't totally ruined and they don't spend the rest of their lives in jail - they'll just be put on ice during the campaign so you can beat them fair and square.

And I can clean up the evidence of your rather sordid criminal past.

Let's do this.
 
2013-03-21 11:42:52 PM
i'd rather give a donation to a junkie, a prostitute or an alcoholic bum before I'd give money to a politician. And I have.
 
2013-03-22 02:43:17 AM

KrispyKritter: i'd rather give a donation to a junkie, a prostitute or an alcoholic bum before I'd give money to a politician. And I have.


and are you planning on doing so again in the future? Donating to me would be like donating to 1.5 of the people you previously mentioned, (i don't drink) and would be willing to consider prostitution. Its like killing 2.5 birds with say, a $100 stone.

/or a $20 stone...
 
2013-03-22 05:26:22 AM
Free the nipples!
 
2013-03-22 05:27:34 AM

KrispyKritter: i'd rather give a donation to a junkie, a prostitute or an alcoholic bum before I'd give money to a politician. And I have.


Who's to say you cant be all four?
 
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