Rhinox for Mayor.

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  1. Rhinox

    Rhinox We bring surreal to life

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    As I'm sure many of you are aware, I've been extremely dissatisfied with my city's governing body for some time. I had planned to run for my district's City Council seat when it comes up in 2 years time. However, a conversation with a local political DJ has changed my plans a bit. He offered to be my campaign manager if I filed to run for Mayor of Topeka, Kansas and, after speaking with my wife and my close friends, I have decided to do so.
    I file my paperwork Monday morning.

    I've done a lot of things in jest or halfassed in the past. As such, the standard reaction when I spoke to people was for them to laugh nervously, then ask if I was serious.
    Let me assure you all, I am very serious. Topeka is a city with severe problems. I don't anticipate actually being elected, but by running, I hope to bring these issues to light and force the city council to pay attention to the electorate and, God willing, actually do something about them.
    It is my hope that the exposure I'll recieve running for mayor will help my campaign for City Council down the road. Though, given the poor voter turnout here in Topeka, combined with a distinct lack of people filing to run, there is a real chance I can win this thing.

    Whatever happens, I just hope and pray that I can do something, anything to improve this town that I'm raising my son in. Right now, it's going down the toilet. I'm going to strive to change that.
     
  2. Bryan

    Bryan ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    I have nothing but overwhelming respect for people who endeavor to serve in public office.

    That being said, if you want to be taken even halfway seriously, you might consider taking a break from posting on a Transformers website--and especially from starting threads that sound a little crazy to normal people, like "Rhinox for mayor."

    RIP kiddies. :( 
     
  3. Wreckgar

    Wreckgar Anthony Stark Veteran

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    Man, good luck. I'd vote for you if I were in the area. You're a good guy with a clear head on your shoulders and I think you'll definately make a difference.
     
  4. llamatron

    llamatron Shut up, Nigel. TFW2005 Supporter

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    OMG NO POLITICAL DISCUSSION

    j/k lulz

    Good luck dude, hopefully you can get enough attention to make some changes and impact some stuff.
     
  5. Bryan

    Bryan ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Ooo, good point.

    REPORTED!
     
  6. ErechOveraker

    ErechOveraker I'm with Plowking.

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    First Maria Bamford, now you? Pretty inspirational times we're living in.

    Good luck, and keep us posted.
     
  7. Rhinox

    Rhinox We bring surreal to life

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    Considering I call in to the politics radio show using the name 'rhino', I'm not too worried.
     
  8. Foster

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    You give that Bunten bastard what for!

    You're calling in The Juice for some talking points, right?
     
  9. Rhinox

    Rhinox We bring surreal to life

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    Bill's a decent man. I've a lot of respect for him. I just happen to disagree with him on several fronts. I think he could use his bully pulpit more effectively and that's what I'll do, should I win.
     
  10. Reeds

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    Dude, that's awesome! Good luck with it. Kansas rules. I'd vote for ya. Carry on my wayward son!
     
  11. Chaos Muffin

    Chaos Muffin Misadventure Veteran

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    Man, you're going to make an awesome mayor. Im also shocked you're going for such a position. I swear man, TFW has the most awesome members any site could have.

    If there's anything we can do to help... with the small stuff atleast, we'll always be ready for you. it's kind of like you have over a 1,000 voluntary assistants if you need.

    May the best man win, so congrats in advance
     
  12. jorod74

    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

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    Fearful of the Ixnay noay hetay oliticspay rule,
    i want to say before the lock that any decent person who just wants to run to either bring exposure to the needs of their community or wants just a shot at fixing it has my vote.

    Down here we had a man elected governor just for telling folks he was going to scam the highway paving projects and pocket the money.
    well, they voted him in and he did that. kept his word.

    last time we had an honest man in the capitol, too.

    so stick to your guns and be straight with the folks.
    see how far it gets you.
    good luck to ya.
     
  13. samtheman

    samtheman Well-Known Member

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    You should try to get them to put "rhino" on the ballet.
     
  14. misternoodle

    misternoodle Banned

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    in rhinox we trust! *victory hand signs*
     
  15. rattrap007

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    Good luck man...
     
  16. Kickback

    Kickback Proud father Administrator Super Mod News Staff

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    I hope, and pray, your opponent is Neo Prime Star.
     
  17. Omegatron

    Omegatron Mandatory Fun. Buy it now TFW2005 Supporter

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    The tyrannical reign of Mayor Tarantulas is nearly at an end!

    J/K. Good luck, dude.
     
  18. McBradders

    McBradders James Franco Club! Moderator

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    :lol 

    Couldn't say it any better if I wanted to.
     
  19. Rhinox

    Rhinox We bring surreal to life

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    :eek:  Sweet God, the horror!!!!
     
  20. Bryan

    Bryan ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    So you don't want to say it better? :confused2 

    hahaha could care less hahaha
     

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