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What Happens When a Discordian Runs for Office
« on: October 04, 2019, 05:10:44 pm »
We're closing in on a month to do, so I thought I would provide you all with some updates.

1) Nobody gets the apple. This makes me so happy you don't even know.
2) I have learned how to make people I don't like do emotional labor for me. This is a beautiful thing.
3) People I don't know know my name. This is deeply uncomfortable for someone who spent a long time going almost exclusively by aliases, but I'm dealing with it.
4) Accidentally dropping the Candidate Mask in the right crowd wins you friends and potentially votes. Gotta read the room.
5) I am not above accepting votes from folks letting their boners decide.
6) An old woman told me how enthusiastic she was that they will be lowering the voting age to 18. She is my best bet for getting any votes in her senior housing facility, which is also a polling location.
7) Smiling with too many teeth is now my default setting.

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Re: What Happens When a Discordian Runs for Office
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2019, 06:14:28 pm »
Nobody gets the apple took me a minute to parse. I thought you meant like you had apples and weren’t giving them to anyone and were perversely pleased that no one got the apples but you and I fucking cracked.

In my defense I just woke up.
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Re: What Happens When a Discordian Runs for Office
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2019, 06:45:06 pm »
I think you're going to do very well in politics.

That's not an insult, by the way.  Being skilled at politics is merely being skilled at controlling your environment.  What someone does with that skill dictates the morality.

And with you, I'm not worried at all.
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Re: What Happens When a Discordian Runs for Office
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2019, 06:45:45 pm »
Number three has been a disconcerting thing for quite a large portion of my life.  I often think people don't notice me, and then strangers call me by name, and I'm all, "have we met?" ::backs up nervously::

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Re: What Happens When a Discordian Runs for Office
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2019, 06:53:27 pm »
"Oh, Yeah.  You're the shitpocalypse guy.,"

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Re: What Happens When a Discordian Runs for Office
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2019, 07:31:26 pm »
I think you're going to do very well in politics.

That's not an insult, by the way.  Being skilled at politics is merely being skilled at controlling your environment.  What someone does with that skill dictates the morality.

And with you, I'm not worried at all.

This is the most distressing praise I've gotten all year. Thank you.

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Re: What Happens When a Discordian Runs for Office
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2019, 08:00:39 pm »
I think you're going to do very well in politics.

That's not an insult, by the way.  Being skilled at politics is merely being skilled at controlling your environment.  What someone does with that skill dictates the morality.

And with you, I'm not worried at all.

This is the most distressing praise I've gotten all year. Thank you.

People keep saying that.   :lol:
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Re: What Happens When a Discordian Runs for Office
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2019, 09:53:24 pm »
I am so excited for you to be drunk with power, unlimited power

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Re: What Happens When a Discordian Runs for Office
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2019, 06:44:23 pm »
Real glad to hear everything's slotting nicely into place, QGP! Definitely a pleasant surprise to know that, with the possible exception of point 3, things have been going pretty smoothly overall.
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Re: What Happens When a Discordian Runs for Office
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2019, 07:09:56 pm »
Do you plan to abuse any given powers immediately or are you going to wait a few months?

Voter's need to know such things.

Seriously, any details re policy/plans you can share? Way out of the loop here.
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Re: What Happens When a Discordian Runs for Office
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2019, 03:41:16 am »
Do you plan to abuse any given powers immediately or are you going to wait a few months?

Voter's need to know such things.

Seriously, any details re policy/plans you can share? Way out of the loop here.

1. A ban on all hot dogs (to appease global warming).
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Re: What Happens When a Discordian Runs for Office
« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2019, 05:52:11 pm »
Do you plan to abuse any given powers immediately or are you going to wait a few months?

Voter's need to know such things.

Seriously, any details re policy/plans you can share? Way out of the loop here.

I'm running for School Committee (School Board in some other states) so the power is extremely limited. I plan on pushing for better civics education, more Black History Month curriculum, new policies to address bullying, implementing as many of the changes as possible that were put forward by our local Anti-Racism group, continuing to push for better communication with parents, and elevating student-led initiatives wherever possible. We also need to do something about evening out the resources across our K-8 schools so every kid gets a good start, not just the ones who got into the schools with the funding and aggressive PTOs.