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    Thread: Playing WOW is a good way to ruin your policital career...

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      10-05-2012 09:28 AM #1
      Hmmm... Politicians will attack anything I guess.

      http://games.yahoo.com/blogs/plugged...201446958.html



      Quote Originally Posted by Artical
      Politicians will go after any perceived weakness to win an election. And to the Maine Republican Party, there's nothing weaker than being an orc.

      Maine GOP communications director David Sorensen sent out an email today detailing the lurid gaming life of Democratic State Senate candidate Colleen Lachowicz, whom he bashes for "living a time-consuming double life as a member of the World of Warcraft community."
      Indeed, Lachowicz plays World of Warcraft as an orc rogue named Santiaga. She's played a lot, too; Santiaga is a Level 85 assassin and a member of the "Wreck List" guild. We know this because the GOP has handily created a website entirely devoted to monitoring Lachowicz's gaming sessions and chronicling her posts to online gaming forums.

      To Sorensen, Lachowicz's interest in World of Warcraft is not only puerile, but sheds light into the kind of leader she might be for the state of Maine.

      "In Colleen's online fantasy world, she gets away with crude, vicious and violent comments…Maine needs a State Senator that lives in the real world, not in Colleen's fantasy world," the Maine GOP writes on the site. They go on to list out a number of terrible things Lachowicz has posted, dinging her on her bloodlust ("I like to stab things"), laziness ("Ahhh, my productivity has never been the same"), and just general geekiness ("I love playing my rogue").

      Lachowicz isn't the only Democrat who digs games. Last month, former president Bill Clinton told The Daily Show's Jon Stewart that he was "hooked" on a game, though he didn't specify which one.

      Politicians have gotten in hot water over playing games before. In 2009, two Connecticut lawmakers were chided after being caught playing Solitaire in the middle of a budget debate. A year later, a city councilman in Bulgaria was dismissed from his post after repeatedly being warned about playing Farmville during meetings.

      In this case, however, Lachowicz isn't being slammed for playing on the job. She's being slammed for playing, period. While she should probably back off a bit during election season, at least she's stabbing virtual objects instead of, say, shooting real-world hunting partners. Orcs get no respect.

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      10-05-2012 09:30 AM #2
      LOL I was just about to start a new thread about this. This is really scraping the bottom of the barrel, as far as trying to come up with dirt on an opponent

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      10-05-2012 09:32 AM #3
      Already read about this in a few places. It really is ridiculous.

      The bluehairs who will be vehemently opposed to her will really eat this up though. ****ty photoshop job AND hating video games. Serious business.
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      10-05-2012 09:38 AM #4
      This is what American politics has come to. It's incredibly pathetic.
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      10-05-2012 09:39 AM #5
      Does she go around in the game campaigning?

      Vote for Colleen.
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      10-05-2012 09:40 AM #6
      These are the same people who rage against Marilyn Manson and first-person shooters, but have never missed an episode of CSI.
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      10-05-2012 09:43 AM #7
      I used to play WoW with a California Congressman. He stopped playing shortly after he started campaigning for election.
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      10-05-2012 10:01 AM #8
      I'd vote for her just because she's a nerd. Then again, I wouldn't vote for her becuase she plays WOW...

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      10-05-2012 10:01 AM #9
      Big Bopper to March Hare..We're still in the game okay? Understand this, that scag, and his floozy....They're gonna die!

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      10-05-2012 10:03 AM #10
      People still play WoW?
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      10-05-2012 10:05 AM #11
      Seems kind of fitting:


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      10-05-2012 10:06 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by 20DYNAMITE07 View Post
      People still play WoW?
      I've never played but I have to admit that the new one with pandas in the commercial is tempting.
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      10-05-2012 10:10 AM #13
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      10-05-2012 10:20 AM #14
      There are a couple of heated election campaigns going on here in San Diego currently. One for Mayor and one for a senate seat.

      Both sides seem to be slamming the other side for being millionaires. Seriously? They never give any details, they just make comments like "not only did he stretch your grandmother's un-lubed cinnamon ring, but he's also a millionaire"

      It just doesn't make any sense to me to slam on someone for being a millionaire. I would guess that all 4 of the candidates are easily worth more than a million dollars. One of the dudes running for mayor slams his opponent for being a millionaire and touts his own record for turning down his current $75k annual salary as a member of the city council because he sold his DC based consulting business for something like $10 million dollars a couple years ago. Guess what dude, that makes you a millionaire too.
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      10-05-2012 10:37 AM #15
      It's like the people bitching about Mitt Romney only paying like 18% in taxes. So ****ing what? It was still SIX MILLION DOLLARS in taxes! I probably won't even make in my life how much he pays in taxes in a year
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    16. 10-05-2012 10:55 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by Matt View Post
      Seriously? They never give any details, they just make comments like "not only did he stretch your grandmother's un-lubed cinnamon ring, but he's also a millionaire"

      ....wow.

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      10-05-2012 11:25 AM #17
      Mmmmmmm....grandma's cinnamon ring....

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      Quote Originally Posted by Village Idiot™ View Post
      Mmmmmmm....grandma's cinnamon ring....
      I sorta want to go to the Ikea-Cafe now.

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      10-05-2012 11:40 AM #19
      Who would lube a cinnamon ring?

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      10-05-2012 01:08 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by Turbio! View Post
      These are the same people who rage against Marilyn Manson and first-person shooters, but have never missed an episode of CSI.
      or the same people complaining about janet jacksons covered boob slipping out at a super bowl show, but allow their small children to play grand theft auto.

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      10-05-2012 02:02 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by ValveCoverGasket View Post
      or the same people complaining about janet jacksons covered boob slipping out at a super bowl show, but allow their small children to play grand theft auto.


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      10-05-2012 02:10 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by ATL_Av8r View Post
      Who would lube a cinnamon ring?

      Butter is a lubricant.

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      10-05-2012 05:18 PM #23
      I sincerely hope I am not the only one who immediately knew what this was a reference to.

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      10-06-2012 03:24 AM #24
      Nice orc chick.

      I'd vote for her.
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      10-06-2012 05:37 AM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by ATL_Av8r View Post
      It's like the people bitching about Mitt Romney only paying like 18% in taxes. So ****ing what? It was still SIX MILLION DOLLARS in taxes! I probably won't even make in my life how much he pays in taxes in a year
      More like 13%.

      Anyhow, I use your argument with Mormons. Why should he pay a full tithe as his God commands when he already gives so much? Nevermind that his church teaches that even a poor person should pay a full tithe even if that means trusting in God that he won't go hungry, and that with Romney's many millions per years and hundreds of millions in investments it would be relatively painless to pay a full tithe. But it's just a Mormon God, so who cares what he wants.
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