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Illiterate clown elected to Congress
« on: October 05, 2010, 06:30:29 pm »
Has no one posted this here yet? I can't believe it!

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39495001/ns/world_news-americas/?GT1=43001

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SAO PAULO — Voters the world over complain about having clowns for politicians, but Brazilians embraced the idea on Sunday by sending a real one to Congress with more votes than any other candidate.

Francisco Everardo Oliveira Silva, better known by his clown name Tiririca, received more than 1.3 million votes in Sao Paulo state in Brazil's presidential and congressional elections. That was more than double the votes of the second-placed candidate in Brazil's most populous state.

Tiririca caught the attention of disillusioned voters by asking for their support with the humorous slogan: "It can't get any worse" and a promise to do nothing more in Congress than report back to them on how politicians spend their time.

"What does a congressman do? The truth is I don't know, but vote for me and I'll tell you," the 45-year-old said in his campaign advertisements.

The clown, whose stage name means "grumpy," usually appears in public wearing a blond wig, a red hat and a garish outfit. He survived a last-minute attempt by public prosecutors to bar him from running because of evidence that he is illiterate.

“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”

“People get used to anything. The less you think about your oppression, the more your tolerance for it grows. After a while, people just think oppression is the normal state of things. But to become free, you have to be acutely aware of being a slave.”
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Re: Illiterate clown elected to Congress
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2010, 06:32:49 pm »
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”

“People get used to anything. The less you think about your oppression, the more your tolerance for it grows. After a while, people just think oppression is the normal state of things. But to become free, you have to be acutely aware of being a slave.”
― Assata Shaku

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Re: Illiterate clown elected to Congress
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2010, 06:33:48 pm »
Brazil wins. :lulz:

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Re: Illiterate clown elected to Congress
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2010, 06:51:31 pm »
"It can't get any worse."

 :lulz:

We need to track down Rev. Peterson Cekemp again and get his take on this. 
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Re: Illiterate clown elected to Congress
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2010, 07:06:47 pm »
OOMFG :lulz: :lulz:
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Re: Illiterate clown elected to Congress
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2010, 07:08:20 pm »
That is just fucking delicious.
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Re: Illiterate clown elected to Congress
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2010, 07:12:37 pm »
I think it's final now:  Best decade ever.

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Re: Illiterate clown elected to Congress
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2010, 07:30:43 pm »
two generations ago it was "Hah! Can you believe people actually voted for Mickey Mouse?"

one generation ago it was "heh heh, wouldn't it be funny to really vote for a joke candidate?"

Fast forward 20 years: the real politicians are going to have trouble making it to the primaries.

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Re: Illiterate clown elected to Congress
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2010, 07:32:37 pm »
It'll be great.

"Listen, you people please - I just want to pass meaningful legislation!  What is the matter with you??  *sob*"

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Re: Illiterate clown elected to Congress
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2010, 07:39:38 pm »
Still waiting for Arnold Schwarzenegger to manipulate things enough to get himself elected as president.
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Re: Illiterate clown elected to Congress
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2010, 07:41:44 pm »
Yeah, sure.  Only if he gets in shape.  I'm not voting for some flabby has-been.

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Re: Illiterate clown elected to Congress
« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2010, 07:44:36 pm »
Still waiting for Arnold Schwarzenegger to manipulate things enough to get himself elected as president.

I've been saying that for years.

Yeah, sure.  Only if he gets in shape.  I'm not voting for some flabby has-been.

Well this not as long but it's a given!

It is a shame we cannot have someone run for an elected position on the same platform as the clown.  I would vote for them.

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Re: Illiterate clown elected to Congress
« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2010, 12:12:20 am »
Still waiting for Arnold Schwarzenegger to manipulate things enough to get himself elected as president.

You mean when he takes credit for telling the Feds to Fuck Off after Cali passes prop 19?
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Re: Illiterate clown elected to Congress
« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2010, 12:58:53 am »
Brb starting Clown political party.
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Re: Illiterate clown elected to Congress
« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2010, 01:14:37 am »
Brb starting Clown political party.

This is genius. What better antidote to the Tea Party? It's better than the Pretty Pony Party - vote for a Clown!
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”

“People get used to anything. The less you think about your oppression, the more your tolerance for it grows. After a while, people just think oppression is the normal state of things. But to become free, you have to be acutely aware of being a slave.”
― Assata Shaku