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Offline MadBrad

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I am Running for the State Legislature!
« on: January 27, 2010, 12:51:25 AM »
Hey All,

Just wanted to update you all on my race to be elected to Colorado's State House of Representatives.  I have a web site up at www.bradwagnon.com .  Facebook site is Brad Wagnon for Colorado. 

Not often does a gamer step into the political areana, but I promise to represent us all!   I think gamers have, on average, a better grasp on history, logic and math than most.   Interestingly enough, I think these qualities are also useful to leaders in our communities.   Being able to comprehend tomes of arcane rules, quickly calculate probability and lay careful plans to best use resources to achieve specific objectives are hallmarks of the politician and the gamer.   

On average, however, the gamers usually have a bit less tendency to cheat, but may be superior to bending rules to fit the occasion! :)   

I am getting excited about this, and hope you all check in on me every once in a while.  Now if I can just convince the State Legislature that we should declare an Official I Love Warzone holiday.   

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Re: I am Running for the State Legislature!
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2010, 09:26:19 AM »
Good luck! I will have to keep a reminder to check out the site every week or so.

I think gamer qualities are what we need for people in office.
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Re: I am Running for the State Legislature!
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2010, 07:43:43 PM »
Quality is what we need - gamer or no.

Brad, I wish you well, and offer any support of which I may be.

That said, you are, now, entering an arena that is a pet peeve of mine.  I am disappointed with my government, in general, and feel that we (via our representatives) pander too much to special interests and vocal minorities.  Last I checked, the majority rules.  Unfortunately, I know and accept that politics is a difficult game, at best, and that certain acquiesces must be made to achieve one's constituents' objectives.  However, ultimately, it is the job of a governmental representative to represent their constituency.

That said, I think that lobbyists, in general, should be outlawed.  I feel that they are the cause of government's need to heap more and more bureaucracy into an already over-burdened system.

Whew.  Sorry for the rant.  I would love to talk to you about this (privately, via e-mail, if necessary), and promise to keep it above board and to never use anything you say against you.  I say that in front of all the witnesses who read this.

Thanks
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Re: I am Running for the State Legislature!
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2010, 11:16:55 PM »
Good luck Brad.

Nice to see another gamer in politics. :)

However let's try to keep away from political discussion here on the forum.  *Looks at Dave sternly* :)

« Last Edit: January 27, 2010, 11:22:01 PM by Coil »

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Re: I am Running for the State Legislature!
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2010, 10:28:25 AM »
Of course my first reaction was "Spam!" but then I realized it was one of our own.

Rest assured, we wish you the best of luck but won't out you as a gamer!
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Re: I am Running for the State Legislature!
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2010, 01:56:21 PM »
Got get'em!!  I wish you the best.  I'll echo Coil's stern gaze at Dave, even if I agree with him.  We can discuss politics at your house Dave, if I have whisky in my coffee.

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Re: I am Running for the State Legislature!
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2010, 02:05:25 PM »
Sounds like an activity for Talamania - "Whiskey and What's wrong with Washington"
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Re: I am Running for the State Legislature!
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2010, 02:12:25 PM »
Hmmm...have to break out the classic election game, Landslide to bridge the gaming and politics gap!   
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Re: I am Running for the State Legislature!
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2010, 03:23:45 PM »
Got a wharehouse in your town for sale cheap. I could buy it and establish WCU - Warzone/Chronopia University. we could all ask Prez Obie for loans and hang out til the election, vote for you and then skedaddle. If it works for Acorn it should work for us  ;D
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Re: I am Running for the State Legislature!
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2010, 04:16:25 PM »
 :P  Nice one Hal.
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Re: I am Running for the State Legislature!
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2010, 07:47:37 PM »
Good luck!  I'll refrain from talking politics, as I know nothing of what Colorado's political arena is like.  Honestly, I'm happy with my state's representation (MO).  Federally, though.  Whew!  I think I'll just turn a stern eye toward Dave as well....and wink knowingly.
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Re: I am Running for the State Legislature!
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2010, 06:53:00 AM »
That's awesome!  I wish you the best.
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Re: I am Running for the State Legislature!
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2010, 08:20:44 AM »
Hmmm...have to break out the classic election game, Landslide to bridge the gaming and politics gap!   
Junta is a nice political game as well.

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Re: I am Running for the State Legislature!
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2010, 09:27:43 AM »
Hmmm...have to break out the classic election game, Landslide to bridge the gaming and politics gap!   
Junta is a nice political game as well.

One of the best out there!   Especially when you get a rowdy bunch chanting during the Revolution phase!
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Re: I am Running for the State Legislature!
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2010, 02:43:59 PM »
Good luck Brad.

Nice to see another gamer in politics. :)

However let's try to keep away from political discussion here on the forum.  *Looks at Dave sternly* :)



You're right.  My apologies.  I'll PM Brad and discuss privately.
If sing, sang, and sung, sink, sank, and sunk, and drink, drank, and drunk, how is it that it isn't bring, brang, and brung, think, thank and thunk, and ding, dang, and dung?

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