Oct 20, 2010

Absentee pt II

image: Gawker
Now I'm really pissed that I'm not going to be around on Election Day to vote this year. Because I think I may have found a candidate for Governor that I can support. His name is Jimmy McMillan and he's a candidate running under the "Rent is Too Damn High" party here in New York.  That's right.  New York wouldn't let certain candidates run under the Tea Party flag, but they allowed this gentleman to run under a platform with the word "Damn" in it's title.  Gotta love it. 

And if you were wondering if he's just a guy with a slick beard and black gloves, well...he OWNED the one and only NYS Gubernatorial Debate the other night.  Outshining the likes of favored political son Andrew Cuomo and Republican badass Carl Paladino.  Jimmy showed them who the real badass is.  Well, most of them.  Former madam Kristin Davis provided some badass moments herself.  When asked about the MTA (Metropolitan Transportation Authority), she compared it to her former business.  Except that she kept one set of books, was always on time and she kept her customers happy.

OK, I think I found two candidates I can support.

But back to Jimmy McMillan.  This guy is a Vietnam Vet who has been preaching his words on the streets of NYC for years.  The word?  The rent is too damn high, of course.  He tried to steer each issue back to his party's titular (hehe) platform.  Nothing going on but the rent, as it were.  Oh, he weighed in on different issues at times as well.  When asked about gay marriage, he responded "The Rent Is 2 Damn High Party feels if you want to marry a shoe, I'll marry you."  I don't know about you, but this could lead to all kinds of escalation.  Once gays are allowed to marry their shoes, what's next?  Leather pants?  Feather boas?  Tiaras?  But I digress...


Check out my man Jimmy's highlights from the debate.  If Saturday Night Live doesn't make a parody of this to start their show this weekend, I'll eat my shoe.  Wait...would that be grounds for divorce?


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Note: Remember to play the Badgerdaddy Trivia Challenge every day. Gotta go with the guy sporting the epic beard.

17 comments:

Dave2 said...

Ha! The first thing that entered my head when I saw this... THE FIRST THING... is how SNL is going to parody it! THE RENT IS TOO DAMN HIGH!

I wonder how many votes he's going to get?

B.E. Earl said...

Dave2 - I might have actually voted for him. If he weren't, ya know, crazy. And I weren't, ya know, away on vacation. ;)

RW said...

Rents too damn high with your pants on the ground.

Shania said...

I'd vote for him on the basis of that righteous 'stache alone.

B.E. Earl said...

RW - There's a song in there somewhere.

Shania - me too!

hello haha narf said...

i almost crashed my vehicle driving to work the other day when the morning dj played the "you wanna marry a shoe, i'll marry ya" comment.

Bad Mother Fucker said...

I'm pulling for the Samuel L. Jackson cameo on SNL this weekend.

THE.
RENT.
IS.
TOO.
DAMN.
HIGH!

This guy is the breath of fresh air I've been waiting for. Believe it or not, I missed this entirely. So...I guess you could say I get all my news from the Verdant Dude. Not scary at all.

What do you want? I was under a North Carolina rock. Ask me about the Tornado Fries, and the Bacon Cheeseburger with glazed Krispy Kreme bun.

This message endorsed by "The Rent is too DAMN High!" party.

Heff said...

2 words (unless you're plannng on dying before the election) : ABSENTEE BALLOT.

B.E. Earl said...

Becky - that needs to be a t-shirt.

BMF - The rent is too damn high, AND I HOPE HE BURNS IN HELL!!! Intrigued by the tornado fries and the krispy kreme burger...

Heff - They are due early in NY. By the time I realized we would be out of state on Election Day, it was already too late.

Slyde said...

shoes shoes shoes...

its always feet with you...

sybil law said...

OMG - I love that guy!!

B.E. Earl said...

Slyde - I try to keep your interest.

Sybil - he's the best, right?

Lotus07 said...

If I was resident of the Empire State....I know who I would be voting for.

white rabbit said...

Mr McMillan sounds a sensible chap. Some bloke in Germany married his cat a while ago.

As you do....

B.E. Earl said...

Bruce - Going by Lotus07 again, are we?

Wabbit - There's a vagina joke in there somewhere...

Avitable said...

I'm glad that they gave him a public forum, even if they had a little trouble keeping straight faces. Because, of course, the rent is too damn high.

marty mankins said...

I like a great alternative candidate with a valid running platform.

And you got your wish. SNL did a skit on this (as others above me may have already commented on)