Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Minnesota's Ventura campaigns for Kinky Friedman
Old 09-26-2006, 11:10 AM   #1
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso) Give me a forum ...
REWahoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Texas Hill Country
Posts: 42,149
Minnesota's Ventura campaigns for Kinky Friedman

SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Colorful former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura helped promote writer and musician Kinky Friedman's independent quest for the Texas governorship with speeches at Texas colleges on Monday.

Martha, Greg, & C-T: Jesse's looking much more...uh...'relaxed' now that he's no longer your governator...

__________________

__________________
Numbers is hard

When I hit 70, it hit back

Retired in 2005 at age 58, no pension
REWahoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Re: Minnesota's Ventura campaigns for Kinky Friedman
Old 09-26-2006, 12:07 PM   #2
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
saluki9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 2,032
Re: Minnesota's Ventura campaigns for Kinky Friedman

__________________

__________________
saluki9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Minnesota's Ventura campaigns for Kinky Friedman
Old 09-26-2006, 12:39 PM   #3
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
mickeyd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: South Texas~29N/98W
Posts: 5,884
Re: Minnesota's Ventura campaigns for Kinky Friedman

The kinkster does not have a prayer of a chance to win the thing, however, being the master self-promoter that he is, he is in the process of establishing a long list of Texans who used to know nothing about him, but are now amused by his sharp whit and comments. I have been a big fan for 20 years or so however, I would not vote for the guy.

He is currently having a documentry show made that is structured around his campaign for governor. Check your local listing for time and chanel!
__________________
Part-Owner of Texas

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. Groucho Marx

In dire need of: faster horses, younger woman, older whiskey, more money.
mickeyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Minnesota's Ventura campaigns for Kinky Friedman
Old 09-26-2006, 01:12 PM   #4
Moderator Emeritus
Martha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: minnesota
Posts: 13,212
Re: Minnesota's Ventura campaigns for Kinky Friedman

I did not in the least support Jesse when he was running for Governor.* However, he did accomplish some good stuff.* Light rail in the twin cities for one.* Most significantly, politics was taken out of political appointments so for once we had people appointed to jobs because they were the best qualified.* He appointed some really good people to be judges.* In contrast, his successor appointed some guys who had next to no experience, but had the right politics.*

This is the first picture I have seen of Jesse in a long time.* Cute.
__________________
.


No more lawyer stuff, no more political stuff, so no more CYA

Martha is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Minnesota's Ventura campaigns for Kinky Friedman
Old 09-26-2006, 01:23 PM   #5
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
saluki9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 2,032
Re: Minnesota's Ventura campaigns for Kinky Friedman

Quote:
Originally Posted by Martha
Most significantly, politics was taken out of political appointments so for once we had people appointed to jobs because they were the best qualified.

Hmmm interesting concept. US Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald is starting the same process here in Chicago. (By indicting all of our current elected officials) most people here are excited to see the result.

__________________
saluki9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Minnesota's Ventura campaigns for Kinky Friedman
Old 09-26-2006, 02:11 PM   #6
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
donheff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 8,650
Re: Minnesota's Ventura campaigns for Kinky Friedman

Quote:
Originally Posted by REWahoo!

Wow Ventura is sporting quite a look. Azanon - what do you think. Are the ladies going to go fo it?
__________________
Every man is, or hopes to be, an Idler. -- Samuel Johnson
donheff is online now   Reply With Quote
Re: Minnesota's Ventura campaigns for Kinky Friedman
Old 09-26-2006, 03:04 PM   #7
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
greg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 1,071
Re: Minnesota's Ventura campaigns for Kinky Friedman

Wahoo: In India, a decent number of retired householders become recluses (in search of God). They go to the woods, let their hair grow, and meditate. It looks like Jesse is doing one of those things--but too bad he's not doing it in India.
__________________
Compounding: Never forget! Never not remember!
greg is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Minnesota's Ventura campaigns for Kinky Friedman
Old 09-26-2006, 03:18 PM   #8
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso) Give me a forum ...
REWahoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Texas Hill Country
Posts: 42,149
Re: Minnesota's Ventura campaigns for Kinky Friedman

Quote:
Originally Posted by Apocalypse
Wahoo: In India, a decent number of retired householders become recluses (in search of God). They go to the woods, let their hair grow, and meditate. It looks like Jesse is doing one of those things--but too bad he's not doing it in India.
Greg, you don't give ol' Jesse enough credit. As I see it, he's hit 3 out of four: he is growing his hair, gone into the backwoods, and meditating on a winning strategy for Kinky.

As to what Jesse might be searching for, hell if I know.


__________________
Numbers is hard

When I hit 70, it hit back

Retired in 2005 at age 58, no pension
REWahoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Minnesota's Ventura campaigns for Kinky Friedman
Old 09-26-2006, 03:42 PM   #9
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Leonidas's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Where the stars at night are big and bright
Posts: 2,847
Re: Minnesota's Ventura campaigns for Kinky Friedman

Part of me wants to vote for Kinky. There's nothing wrong with wanting to kick out the established politicians of either party (or both). But some of the comments the man makes show that he is either ignorant or just saying crap that he thinks people want to hear. Like this little jewel:

Quote:
According to his official Web site, Friedman's answer to the question "How does Kinky feel about abortion?" is "Kinky believes in a woman's right to choose." In person, however, he hedges his bet, saying "I'm not pro-life, and I'm not pro-choice. I'm pro-football."
Gee whiz - that man sure can take a stand on an issue!

Then there is his famous statement that he wants to decriminalize marijuana so he can make room in state prisons for violent offenders. I haven't heard anyone ask him just how many people that is.
__________________
There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is having lots to do and not doing it. - Andrew Jackson
Leonidas is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Minnesota's Ventura campaigns for Kinky Friedman
Old 09-26-2006, 03:51 PM   #10
Moderator Emeritus
Nords's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Oahu
Posts: 26,620
Re: Minnesota's Ventura campaigns for Kinky Friedman

Quote:
Originally Posted by Leonidas
Then there is his famous statement that he wants to decriminalize marijuana so he can make room in state prisons for violent offenders.* I haven't heard anyone ask him just how many people that is.
Typical politician. He's gonna make us think that he's tough on crime, when all he's really going to do is legalize marijuana and then tax the bejeezus out of it...
__________________
*
*

The book written on E-R.org, "The Military Guide to Financial Independence and Retirement", on sale now! For more info see "About Me" in my profile.
I don't spend much time here anymore, so please send me a PM. Thanks.
Nords is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Minnesota's Ventura campaigns for Kinky Friedman
Old 09-26-2006, 03:53 PM   #11
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso) Give me a forum ...
REWahoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Texas Hill Country
Posts: 42,149
Re: Minnesota's Ventura campaigns for Kinky Friedman

Quote:
Originally Posted by Leonidas
Part of me wants to vote for Kinky. There's nothing wrong with wanting to kick out the established politicians of either party (or both). But some of the comments the man makes show that he is either ignorant or just saying crap that he thinks people want to hear.
If you think Kinky isn't the right candidate for the job, just look at his competition.

The way I see it, Kinky is a clown, a wisecracking comedian. But since the other clowns in the race aren't nearly as funny, he will likely be the one getting my vote. (It helps my decision knowing the governor in this state has no real power.)

__________________
Numbers is hard

When I hit 70, it hit back

Retired in 2005 at age 58, no pension
REWahoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Minnesota's Ventura campaigns for Kinky Friedman
Old 09-26-2006, 03:54 PM   #12
Moderator Emeritus
Nords's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Oahu
Posts: 26,620
Re: Minnesota's Ventura campaigns for Kinky Friedman

Quote:
Originally Posted by REWahoo!
If you think Kinky isn't the right candidate for the job, just look at his competition.
The way I see it, Kinky is a clown, a wisecracking comedian.* But since the other clowns in the race aren't nearly as funny, he will likely be the one getting my vote.* (It helps my decision knowing the governor in this state has no real power.)
Does Texas still have "None of the above" on the ballots?
__________________
*
*

The book written on E-R.org, "The Military Guide to Financial Independence and Retirement", on sale now! For more info see "About Me" in my profile.
I don't spend much time here anymore, so please send me a PM. Thanks.
Nords is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Minnesota's Ventura campaigns for Kinky Friedman
Old 09-26-2006, 03:59 PM   #13
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso) Give me a forum ...
REWahoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Texas Hill Country
Posts: 42,149
Re: Minnesota's Ventura campaigns for Kinky Friedman

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nords
Does Texas still have "None of the above" on the ballots?
Nope. We sent that candidate to Washington.

__________________
Numbers is hard

When I hit 70, it hit back

Retired in 2005 at age 58, no pension
REWahoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Minnesota's Ventura campaigns for Kinky Friedman
Old 09-26-2006, 08:46 PM   #14
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 1,375
Re: Minnesota's Ventura campaigns for Kinky Friedman

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nords
all he's really going to do is legalize marijuana
Hmm...I may have to rethink my retirement location
__________________
You can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you might find you get what you need.
astromeria is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Minnesota's Ventura campaigns for Kinky Friedman
Old 09-26-2006, 11:42 PM   #15
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
youbet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 9,965
Re: Minnesota's Ventura campaigns for Kinky Friedman

Quote:
Originally Posted by Martha
Most significantly, politics was taken out of political appointments so for once we had people appointed to jobs because they were the best qualified.* He appointed some really good people to be judges.* In contrast, his successor appointed some guys who had next to no experience, but had the right politics.* .
No wonder you guys don't know how to deliver the vote and the DNC has to spend zillions of bux and lots of face time to deliver Minn electorial college votes.*
__________________
"I wasn't born blue blood. I was born blue-collar." John Wort Hannam
youbet is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Minnesota's Ventura campaigns for Kinky Friedman
Old 09-27-2006, 04:16 PM   #16
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Minnehaha
Posts: 2,375
Re: Minnesota's Ventura campaigns for Kinky Friedman

Quote:
Originally Posted by REWahoo!
eh...is there a new Star Trek movie filming right now....
__________________
MinnesotaEats - www.goodfoodmsp.com
Danny is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Minnesota's Ventura campaigns for Kinky Friedman
Old 09-27-2006, 04:19 PM   #17
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 1,375
Re: Minnesota's Ventura campaigns for Kinky Friedman

__________________
You can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you might find you get what you need.
astromeria is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Minnesota's Ventura campaigns for Kinky Friedman
Old 09-27-2006, 08:26 PM   #18
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Eagle43's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: DFW
Posts: 1,883
Re: Minnesota's Ventura campaigns for Kinky Friedman

There's just no way that this Bible-Belt state will vote for a Jew who has a song "They don't make Jews like Jesus anymore." Is there? No matter. Gonna vote for him anyway. How hard could it be?
__________________
Resist much. Obey Little. . . . Ed Abbey

Disclaimer: My Posts are for my amusement only.
Eagle43 is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Minnesota's Ventura campaigns for Kinky Friedman
Old 09-30-2006, 10:13 AM   #19
Full time employment: Posting here.
bosco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 987
Re: Minnesota's Ventura campaigns for Kinky Friedman

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nords
Typical politician. He's gonna make us think that he's tough on crime, when all he's really going to do is legalize marijuana and then tax the bejeezus out of it...
and the problem with this approach would be...?

doesn't seem too typical to me. A more typical politician supports using humongous amounts of law enforcement resources to prosecute people for a victimless crime while accepting money from tobacco an alcohol lobbies.
__________________
I have an inferiority complex, but it's not a very good one.
bosco is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Minnesota's Ventura campaigns for Kinky Friedman
Old 09-30-2006, 02:01 PM   #20
Moderator Emeritus
Nords's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Oahu
Posts: 26,620
Re: Minnesota's Ventura campaigns for Kinky Friedman

Quote:
Originally Posted by bosco
A more typical politician supports using humongous amounts of law enforcement resources to prosecute people for a victimless crime while accepting money from tobacco an alcohol lobbies.
Maybe we need a full-time hemp marijuana lobby...
__________________

__________________
*
*

The book written on E-R.org, "The Military Guide to Financial Independence and Retirement", on sale now! For more info see "About Me" in my profile.
I don't spend much time here anymore, so please send me a PM. Thanks.
Nords is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:53 AM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.