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Kid Rock Being Discussed as Potential Senate Candidate - Idiocracy has arrived

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posted on Feb, 15 2017 @ 01:37 PM
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a reply to: angeldoll

well...the politicians are just a symptom anyway.

But its cathartic, so people will do it anyway.




posted on Feb, 15 2017 @ 01:38 PM
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originally posted by: Abysha

originally posted by: TarzanBeta

originally posted by: Abysha

originally posted by: TarzanBeta

originally posted by: Abysha
a reply to: alphabetaone

Oh gawd... it's like another Ted but an even cheaper sell-out version. I'm going to start calling him "McNugent".


Don't forget the sweet and sour sauce.

And everyone loves eating something that starts with "Mc".



I'm glad we're on the same page. We both agree that Kid Rock is intrinsically more useful as food than he is a musician or politician.


Well, politics and money and food all generate the same emotionally charged opinions. In my mind, they are all simply manifestations of the same things appealing to different senses.



Someday, when the means to production has reached an apex of consolidation, and the rich find they can't eat money, we'll find out how symbiotic their emotionally-charged opinions on food, politics, and money truly are.

In the meantime, it nurtures my soul imagining Kid Rock's albums being grilled on a BBQ.



Hey now. I'm not rich. I just think well.

And BBQing Kid Rock's album's.... He'd probably join us for the sweet aroma.



posted on Feb, 15 2017 @ 01:39 PM
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originally posted by: Annee
Why not?

It's ridiculous just because someone is in entertainment, they're deemed stupid or uninformed.

Reagan anyone?


well, there is some logic to the notion that liberal arts majors won't run a government better than poli sci majors.

Which is why government should get out of schools. Poli Sci majors can't run schools like liberal arts majors. Seems logical, anyway.



posted on Feb, 15 2017 @ 11:04 PM
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originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
a reply to: alphabetaone

You are judging him by his public (industry created) image from 20+ years ago.

You should read the things he says today, to get some context behind who he is as a person (and not a branded entertainer):


“I am definitely a Republican on fiscal issues and the military, but I lean to the middle on social issues. I am no fan of abortion, but it’s not up to a man to tell a woman what to do. As an ordained minister I don’t look forward to marrying gay people, but I’m not opposed to it,” Rock told The Guardian last month.


That sounds like something I would say, minus the minister stuff and support of the military.

ijr.com...


I invite you, as I've invited anyone else, to point out the precise moment I cast judgement.

I've read many times over what he says in the present, but aren't we (and you among the we) the first to cast doubt on what people say simply because they've said it? This website wouldn't exist were it not for questioning precisely that. But now we should find ourselves in the position of believing everything someone says because they're not a career politician?

The level of antagonism in this thread only furthers my suggestion that idiocracy is taking hold....which, I find it incumbent upon me to point out that a mere 5 years ago, people on this very board would have vociferously railed against someone like kid rock being considered for a senate seat.

BTW, 2007 is far from 20+ years ago unless my abacus is malfunctioning again.



posted on Feb, 15 2017 @ 11:17 PM
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Its not like hes being "considered" as if "appointed".

its an elected position. If people support him, he'll win. Obviously money helps....but he's got money.



posted on Feb, 15 2017 @ 11:21 PM
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originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
a reply to: alphabetaone

Its not like hes being "considered" as if "appointed".

its an elected position. If people support him, he'll win. Obviously money helps....but he's got money.



Fine. Whatever. What does that have to do with you making the assertion that I cast judgement anywhere or what I responded to?



posted on Feb, 15 2017 @ 11:25 PM
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Your title says "idiocracy has arrived"

the first thing you typed in your OP was, "Have we (the US) turned into a joke or what? What the hell is going on?"

In fact, its the only thing you typed. The thread likely doesn't meet ATS standards, but i digress. Its hard to understand how you are not passing judgement given the only 2 statements in the opening post being judgemental.



posted on Feb, 15 2017 @ 11:34 PM
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In our democracy, any citizen that meets the very basic qualifications can run for office. So what's the problem here? Even the actors Arnold Schwarzenegger & Ronald Reagan were Governors (and Reagan obviously went on to be elected President).

ETA: Just found some ironic trivia info. Did you know that Clint Eastwood served as the mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA (1986-1988)? And that Senator Al Franken was a writer for Saturday Night Live for 2 decades? And that the ridiculous talk show host Jerry Springer was mayor of Cincinnati (1977-1978)? Maybe it's not as uncommon as you think? And of course there's ATS's very own former professional wrestler & actor Jesse Ventura, who served as Governor of Minnesota.
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posted on Feb, 15 2017 @ 11:39 PM
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originally posted by: Annee
Why not?

It's ridiculous just because someone is in entertainment, they're deemed stupid or uninformed.

Reagan anyone?


O.M.G!!!

This is like the second time now I have agreed with you. What is going on here?!?!?!? We must be in Idiocracy!!!!!

(unless you are saying Reagan was a dumbass, then I retract my statement)
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posted on Feb, 15 2017 @ 11:47 PM
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originally posted by: alphabetaone


Kid Rock's name has reportedly been thrown out as a potential Republican contender for Michigan Democrat Debbie Stabenow's Senate seat next year. 
According to Roll Call, Rock's name was brought up at a Michigan Republican Party convention last weekend. There have been no official decisions announced yet. Billboard reached out to the musician's rep for comment but did not receive a response. 



Well.. Stuart Smalley is now considered a go to Senator... the last movie he was relevant was a cameo in Trading Places...





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posted on Feb, 16 2017 @ 07:20 AM
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a reply to: enlightenedservant

Reagan was POTUS
Sonny Bono was a congressman
Fred Thompson was a congressman

Even porn stars have gotten in on it.

The one thing we have to remember: despite typically being akin to "liberal arts majors", they are stil 3 dimensional people



posted on Feb, 16 2017 @ 07:43 AM
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Yep. I actually think it's a good thing. We should be celebrating a system where anyone has the ability to lead. I think it's far better than the systems where only insiders and/or people with specific bloodlines have the "right" to lead.



posted on Feb, 16 2017 @ 07:50 AM
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i agree.

Its how America is intended to be. Law is meant to be accesible to the common man, as are offices of leadership.

I, personally, believe that the election commision should provide the only funding allowed. The only way to return it to the people and remove it from the elite is to remove the one major advantage the elite have: financial backing. If you remove the cash, and pit people against each other based on their intellect and views, maybe we can remove the career politicians (i.e., nobility and lords) and let the people govern themselves once again.



posted on Feb, 16 2017 @ 08:12 AM
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Still better than Trump.



posted on Feb, 16 2017 @ 08:19 AM
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Who's next ? Moby ?

How about Keith richard?



posted on Feb, 16 2017 @ 08:21 AM
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originally posted by: enlightenedservant
a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan

Yep. I actually think it's a good thing. We should be celebrating a system where anyone has the ability to lead. I think it's far better than the systems where only insiders and/or people with specific bloodlines have the "right" to lead.


Was it not and is it not "progressive" liberals that constantly threw around the criticism that Trump was just a reality TV show host ?



posted on Feb, 16 2017 @ 08:22 AM
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Oh no. Well... Donald Trump is an orange joke so why not.



posted on Feb, 16 2017 @ 08:22 AM
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Almost as bad as a community organizer becoming President for not 1 but 2 terms.



posted on Feb, 16 2017 @ 08:47 AM
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Yeah, let's overlook that the community organizer was also a professor in constitutional law and then elected as both a State Senator and then a federal Senator.



posted on Feb, 16 2017 @ 12:49 PM
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I don't know much about Kid Rock.
But he cannot be any worse that a lot of the denizens of the US Congress...and various levels of politics.

Lest we forget.

Fred Grandy.
Ronald Reagan.
Al Franken.
Sonny Bono.
Clint Eastwood.
And those are just off the top of my head.



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