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Steven Seagal considers running as governor of Arizona

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posted on Jan, 4 2014 @ 07:16 PM
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Oh no, say it's not so. Not another actor-come-politician.





Action-movie star Steven Seagal is thinking about following in the footsteps of another screen hero, Arnold Schwarzenegger, by running for governor. On the publicity trail for a new TV show, Seagal said he is considering a run for Arizona's highest elected office.

The Mark for Death actor told KNXV-TV that he is considering a shot at the governorship and has had a talk about the bid with the self-proclaimed "toughest sheriff in America".


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www.news.com.au...

I never much liked his acting but that shouldn't affect his chances...after all there's Arnold and Ronnie before him!

I don't follow him and know nothing of his views. Maybe he would make a good governor. Any thoughts?




posted on Jan, 4 2014 @ 07:21 PM
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Evening,

Well...he's only a quasi-competant actor but we know for a fact that he wasn't good enough for Uncle Sam before and that his ex-wife Kelly establishes he's a world class B.S. artist and d-bag with little moral fibre.
(Not that she's any better...)
So, I guess he'll be an absolute shoe-in for Gov.

-Peace-



posted on Jan, 4 2014 @ 07:22 PM
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I think he is ex CIA and if so good CIA at that, watch his first movie and say he wasn't trying to warn you about corruption and drug dealing in SA. Its called Above the Law. I hope he still wants to hold the baddies to account like his alter ego Nico Toscanni did in the movie, if so perhaps the world can be a better place.



posted on Jan, 4 2014 @ 07:24 PM
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I'm Canadian, doesn't make much of a difference for me but I just find this too funny.

Yet, if he was Canadian and wanted to be elected here for any political party, it'd be no...just no.

JMHO.



posted on Jan, 4 2014 @ 07:39 PM
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tv.yahoo.com...



teven Seagal is being threatened with a lawsuit over his part in a police raid that was taped for his A&E reality show, TMZ reported.
The actor, who has served as a reserve deputy sheriff since the mid-'80s, was part of a team that arrived at Jesus Sanchez Llovera's Arizona house in March with a tank and armed in full riot gear, Llovera alleges in his legal documents.
VIDEO: Steven Seagal Arrives for Police Bust in Tank
Llovera claims that the raid, carried out by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Department, was "unfounded" because they believed Llovera was raising roosters for illegal cockfighting. But he says the roosters are only "for show."
Llovera -- who served both Seagal and Sheriff Joe Arpaio with an official notice of claim, the first step toward a lawsuit -- says his 11-month-old puppy was shot and killed during the raid and that police also killed more than 100 of his roosters.







posted on Jan, 4 2014 @ 07:40 PM
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Jesse Ventura, former governor of minn., strikes me as someone with a bit more credibility than Seagal, particularly with his attempts at seeking the truth behind conspiracies and such matters.



posted on Jan, 4 2014 @ 07:45 PM
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I didn't know about that!

Well, the opposition has some leverage on Seagal. But will it make any difference if he decides to run?



posted on Jan, 4 2014 @ 08:21 PM
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I kinda like Jesse myself but I don't see him ever holding any U.S. political office again...at least not as long as he lives out of country...plus the "fair and unbiased" election coverage would just have a field day with him over taking the estate of that dead SEAL to court.
Then they'd mention "Conspiracy Theory" and that would be about all she wrote for Jesse.
The TSA single him out for special treatment whenever he flies...not certain but I think that was the straw that broke the camel's back for Ventura and his decision to leave the States.
It's too bad really...he's one of the few political possibilities I can think of who has the potential to actually do less harm than he does good.
All ascertions aside, we all know it that if he was actually...against all possibility...elected POTUS, he wouldn't stay clean for long. Jesse is a family man now and he would quickly be given the choice of one of two possible fates:

1) He plays ball and passes whatever laws/bill he supposed pass...says the speeches he's handed without deviation from the narrative and acts as if he believes in it for the sake of his family. On the plus side, he's told he'll be on vacation most of the time.

Or...

2) I'll let Bill tell it...he's so much better at it anyways:



On a more realistic note, there's no way Jesse can stand up to the combined influence of the Rodham-Clintons and Bushes even running on a 3rd party platform. He'll cause a big stir...make a lotta noise...whip up a heap of trouble for the establishment...scare a lotta rich people...he may even make a few citizens think...but he won't win.

-Peace-



posted on Jan, 4 2014 @ 08:29 PM
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The TSA single him out for special treatment whenever he flies...not certain but I think that was the straw that broke the camel's back for Ventura and his decision to leave the States.


Yeah that and the anal probe....didn't he get one against his wishes?

Interesting insight into Ventura, I think he is considering running for president but I don't think much will come of it.



posted on Jan, 4 2014 @ 08:41 PM
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Yeah , and if you Don't Vote for him , he will Snap your Neck like a Twig ! .....



s297.photobucket.com...
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posted on Jan, 4 2014 @ 08:51 PM
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Great vid....gotta love madtv



posted on Jan, 4 2014 @ 09:30 PM
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I wonder which party Mr. Seagal will run with?
Probably not the GOP because Steven has some very unconservative ideas. He is a big animal rights supporter and believes in reincarnation.




askville.amazon.com...

Quite a step into wacko town according to the Christian wing of the GOP firmly in control in Arizona.

Barry Goldwater is spinning in his grave!!!

I met Mr Seagal on the set of this one...www.youtube.com...

Filmed last year....He seemed like a nice guy! Damn he's huge!
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posted on Jan, 4 2014 @ 09:35 PM
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We could do worse ..and in some ways, Arizona already is.


At least a few of his movies have been very issue oriented and on the right side of them. I don't know much else about him except the myths and mystery everyone else has heard at various points. Obviously his past employment history won't be mystery for long if applying for the State Governors office.
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posted on Jan, 4 2014 @ 09:52 PM
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They could bring up those old FBI files and throw him under the bus. He was tied into the mob. This article down plays his involvement with them but he was in with them through family members. This visit the article talks about was a threat to shut the hell up or else. Seems some thing played on TV from his past and the did not want the mobs past on TV.

www.trutv.com...



posted on Jan, 4 2014 @ 10:25 PM
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He was extorted by the Mob. That's open court record, since he told them to stuff it and brought them all into court on charges for the attempt. Apparently the 'families' didn't know he was a sworn law officer as well as a fairly successful actor. lol.... They learned, I suppose...

What other ties did you mean, since that had all been in court and fought back and forth for awhile?



posted on Jan, 4 2014 @ 10:32 PM
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Perhaps this is why the real mobsters at the wiretapped meeting were having a good chuckle as they recounted a visit that a couple of them had paid on action-star Steven Seagal. On the FBI tape, they say that the tough-guy actor was "petrified."


Looks like he's guilty of something with the mob.



posted on Jan, 4 2014 @ 10:36 PM
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He can't be any worse than who's in there. I mean, I see a lot of -that guys not qualified- or -he's only an actor- or -he may have ran a business but government is different- or -he's not an insider- and on and on.

Let me let you in on a little secret. 2 actually...first of all hardly any of our leaders are qualified. They mostly come from money...have an ivy league degree...and maybe a little law or business experience but they aren't great lawyers and the business was usually handed to them on a silver platter. Not real leaders. The second is that.. I was an elected official ..I didn't know anything. They gave me manuals, policy books, the people already there gave me advice and showed me what they did...the 'secretaries and Administrative assistants...helped me with all of the procedure. I read a Roberts rules of order book and I went to all kinds of seminars, meetings and events. As an outsider, I actually got things done cause I didn't play any of their games. That's what all leaders get, senators, congressmen and women, presidents and governors. They get policy books, they have people who's only job is to show them what to do...In fact, being an elected official is very easy. Anyone can do it. We've been brainwashed to believe that you have to be from an Ivy league school and that your parents have to be rich for you to be a good leader. I think our military personal, especially those that have served in combat would convince you otherwise.



posted on Jan, 4 2014 @ 10:55 PM
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The only thing I hate worse than musicians/pop stars turned actors are actors turned politicians.

Maybe Chuck Norris could be my govenor.



posted on Jan, 4 2014 @ 11:15 PM
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Here Is another article. Segal paid the Mob $700,000 for breaking his contract with the MOB for getting him into movies. His manager was a Mob guy. His Monk told him to quit when he did the Mob said you owe us for our losses if you quit. He even visited Mob Bosses in Prison.

www.nytimes.com...



posted on Jan, 4 2014 @ 11:45 PM
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Hmmm.... I read that whole article and it never refers to Steven Seagal as anything but the victim of a Mafia extortion ring the feds stumbled into while working the Gambino crime family from a whole different direction. At least that's how I read it. It also sounds like the wiretaps show how much humor the Mob guys found in scaring the heck out of Seagal.

Given how much it sounds like he's been put through by it all, he might make an even better Governor, IMO. If Arizona doesn't work out..Missouri needs a better one, to be sure. He'd get my vote after reading all of that.
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