Skip to comments.ZOT! Candidate Who Threatened Bush Snubbed by Dem. Underground; Portends GOP Victory in Washington!
Posted on 07/27/2004 12:44:07 PM PDT by Jack Savage
A candidate for state office in the great state of Washington appears headed for defeat even before the first absentee ballots are mailed in. (This is my first post on FreeRepublic, by the way, so bear with me if I make a few errors.)
David Blomstrom is a candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction who issued a press release calling for the "legal or quasi-legal" execution of President George W. Bush. It was discussed in this thread http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1168765/posts
Apparently, his actions were legal, as his sites are still online. But the website may outlive Blomstrom. Check his campaign website, at http://www.edrevolt.org/:
"EMERGENCY: My name won't appear on the ballot unless I raise $1,017 for my filing fee and deliver it to Olympia by July 30! Please give me an opportunity to inject some fire into an otherwise hopeless campaign by making a contribution and urging your friends to chip in. See my Support page for more details."
Can you believe that? This nutjob lives in liberal Seattle, and he can't even find any support there! If he hasn't raised $1,000 by now, he certainly isn't going to do it in the next three days.
How hard can it be to raise a lousy $1,000? If you could find just 100 liberals who cared enough to donate $10 each, you'd have it made. There's just one problem: LIBERALS DON'T CARE.
The significance of this extends far beyond this particular candidate. No matter how twisted his ideas, no matter how disgusting his lack of patriotism, you have to admit this guy has guts. He has also obviously put a lot of work into his cause. Check out all his websites. You could spend days reading his material! This man could be a serious threat if his fellow liberals supported him.
But they don't. In fact, liberals are ignoring him, preferring to throw millions of dollars at corrupt candidates who offer nothing but rhetoric. I read somewhere on one of his sites that Blomstrom was banned from Democratic Underground!
I saw a post promoting Blomstrom on Democratic Underground's Washington State forum at http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_topics&forum=184 but it has been removed. They're eating their own!
Therefore, I nominate David Blomstrom as the Ralph Nader of Washington State. He won't divert any votes, because his name won't even be on the ballot, but he can be likened to the proverbial canary in a coal mine. Blomstrom's courage (or recklessness) stands in stark contrast to liberal voters who prefer gazillionaires like John Kerry to grassroots activists.
I also think we should thank Democratic Underground for censoring David Blomstrom. If we say PLEASE, we could probably get Democratic Underground to endorse George W. Bush.
Oops, I forgot - most ilberals aren't going to vote anyway so why bother? :)
welcome to free republic...
although I wonder...
BTW, do you think you could have used the DU name any LESS...
bit of overkill there
Welcome to Free Republic.
He certainly is revolting.
If he needs money he should hang out in front of the federal building when the great unwashed come down to do their silly little protests. He could make a bundle.
I smell troll
Me too. Something tells me that "Jack Savage" either knows or works for this dude's campaign.
"BTW, do you think you could have used the DU name any LESS..."
I don't understand; are you worried about giving DU too much publicity? I thought I was rubbing egg in DU's face with my post.
It's like when Clinton had his affair with Monica, we gave him more publicity than he could ever wish for. Likewise, I think this situation is hysterical and should be used to humiliate Democratic Underground.
But correct me if I'm mistaken, or if I've violated some sort of FreeRepublic convention.
hmmmmmmm.... a troll..
was wondering that myself... lets give him a chance to reply, but the post is very suspicious...
Not every newbie is a troll. They're usually pretty easy to spot and this doesn't look like one to me. Time will tell.
no "convention violation"... yet
You must understand, when you post, your very first day, we have a tendency to be a bit... leary in our acceptence of newbies..
stick around, and answer what is thrown at you, and see if you can handle the pressure :)
The language has a certain "troll accent" about it.
lets just see if he handles the pressure.. he has already responded to my first post...
but as I put in the first reply... I wonder....
Posting this means that this guy's web site is going to get some traffic, although no one would dream of giving this guy any money. Secondly, this person seems pretty familiar wuth DU and made many mentions of it in his post, almost wanting to give it a plug. Lastly, if I am contradicting myself from last point, could he be one of those people too left wing for DU? Rare I know but hey, if the NYT can write a favorable piece for GWB then anything is possible.
You wrote, "hmmmmmmm.... a troll..
"was wondering that myself... lets give him a chance to reply, but the post is very suspicious..."
A little suspicion is fine, but why such cynicism?
1. Everything I wrote is true. You can easily verify it.
2. Everything I wrote is GOOD news - or do you actually want this guy on the ballot? Are you thinking that his name in the Voters Pamphlet would discredit all the other Democratic candidates? It probably would, but I the GOP would be ahead if he wasn't in the race at all.
3. Apparently, I used a forbidden word - Democratic U... As I explained, I thought I was rubbing egg in their faces. I think you're being way too sensitive. But if there's an unwritten convention that this name shouldn't even be mentioned, don't keep me guessing - just spit it out.
Again suspicion is fine, but don't be so cynical that you see a conspiracy in good news. You bashed this guy in a very long thread - over 180 posts. Several people said they contacted the FBI and the Secret Service, but nothing happened.
Now this guy's campaign is going to be finished in just THREE DAYS.
Congratulations if you're a conservative. But yes, we don't give a flying hoot about those losers and threads about them are usually deleted.
Is using the DUh word a few too many times not a good thing??
come see for yourself :)
Good advice, and glad to hear it from one of the oldies.
I'm not being cynical...
The thing is...
Why sign up to to post this your first day? This is really the question... come on dontcha have an oompa loompa pic for us on your ifrst day?
We get our share of trolls, adn I will admit they have a tendency to be fun threads, its just a waste of space. Your first post reeks of troll..
OK, I read your comment on DUh at http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/795745/posts
I don't agree with it - I believe in getting in people's faces. But I'll play by your rules.
Also, I may have been too cocky in predicting a big GOP victory in Washington. There are two powerful Democrats running for Governor, and I believe one of them is the predicted winner. (I won't mention her name until I find out if it violates one of your conventions!)
But I still think this election will be better than usual.
Ouch!! :=) Couldn't you have at least put oldies in quotes?
First, you ran a vanity. This should go under the "blogs and personal" column. Very rarely do vanities answer the category of "News."
Second, you treated your topic as if there were some basic presuppositions which everyone would automatically know. One thing you will learn on Free Republic is that we frequently do not agree with each other. Don't assume that we all share the same hyper-outrage over any topic. Unless you're talking about Elian Gonzales.
The last criticism I have is that no one really cares about the Democratic Underground web site. They just don't matter and we don't spend much time ventilating about them. An analogy would be is that I don't ventilate about about cockroaches in my house. I just squish 'em.
I do congratulate you on avoiding a common newbie error. You had no glaring spelling or grammatical errors.
getting in peoples faces is not really what a message board is about..
save that for the rally on the street ok...
I am glad you are here, there is no place on the net like Free Republic.
(and dont be fooled, we do mention DU from time to time, but we keep it to the initials, and keep a limit on it)
gotta go home n cook dinner... I hope to catch you later Jack
"Why sign up to to post this your first day?"
So what SHOULD I have posted for my first topic - my personal biography?
I followed the first thread about this guy's website. When I visited his website last night and saw his "Emergency" message, I thought it might be of some interest. So I did some research - but I couldn't post anything without registering, so I registered.
Now how do I know YOU aren't a troll?
boy... I tried to be nice...
guess I was wrong.
wouldnt be the first time
Having been a member since 2000, and a lurker since 98, I'm beginning to consider myself one of the oldies. Take it as a badge of honor.
THAT ain't gonna help you!
**Now how do I know YOU aren't a troll?**
oh that stung... I've been called a troll :(
Those were my exact thoughts reading half way through the article! HMMMMMMMMMMM....
and was I not TRYING to be nice???
"First, you ran a vanity. This should go under the "blogs and personal" column. Very rarely do vanities answer the category of "News.""
I hate to sound stupid, but what's a vanity? When I saw the announcement on this guy's site, my first thought was "Hey, this is breaking news!"
"Second, you treated your topic as if there were some basic presuppositions which everyone would automatically know. One thing you will learn on Free Republic is that we frequently do not agree with each other. Don't assume that we all share the same hyper-outrage over any topic. Unless you're talking about Elian Gonzales."
I'm a little confused. Are you saying that I shouldn't assume that everyone here hates Blomstrom? I gave the first Blomstrom thread another look before I started my thread, and I saw virtually nothing positive about him. I think one or two individuals supported his first amendment rights and said his statement was technically legal - something like that.
"The last criticism I have is that no one really cares about the Democratic Underground web site. They just don't matter and we don't spend much time ventilating about them. An analogy would be is that I don't ventilate about about cockroaches in my house. I just squish 'em."
OK, that point has already been made several times. Again, I disagree. I like to get in people's faces. But this is your chatboard, so I'll abide by your rules. There are other forums where I can bash DU all I want. :)
Generally on your first day, you reply to posted threads, post a thread from a published news source or spend time lurking learning the manner and mannerisms here.
Don't pay any attention to these mopes. Post whatever the hell you want, if they don't like it no one forces them to read it. Welcome, this is a great place but paranoia runs rampant.
Personally, I'd just let it go and move on. Once you've been here a month and a half or so, you can post at leisure, and even become a thread nanny if you want.
You have offically been Zotted.
But it is an appropriate question. Watching people get their panties in a twist because some new guy doesn't meet THEIR standards as to what should be posted is a hoot. Talk about presumptuous meddling and not minding their own business.
Guy posts an interesting article and gets a buncha crap from busybodies about it.
I do. That's why I put the smiley after the "Ouch!!".
You might find this thread to be of some use. It was just posted within the hour.
One of the oldest rules of netiquette says you should lurk for a while in a group to get a feeling for the place before barging in and posting something. This thread is a perfect illustration of that I think.
You're a troll? Sure fooled us! Good job!
A vanity is a personal opinion piece or a thread which you wrote yourself. Most vanities should really be posted as replies to a specific topic and should not be a topic themselves.
Your thread didn't qualify as "breaking news" as this candidate isn't running for nationwide office and it doesn't affect the general populace.
No, you should not assume everyone hates Blomstrom. I don't hate him. I don't even know him. From what you've posted, I probably don't agree with him. But hate him, no, I don't hate him. I generally have to know someone in order to hate him.
1) this is NOT "his" chatboard. He has no say and can be ignored if you wish.
2) Most are unaware of this individual but since you are helping to remedy that its ok.
3) It is also bull that we don't care about DU. As soon as any negative story about the RATS get posted someone is gleefully reporting on the idiocy and whining it unleashes there.
4) You are doing fine ignore the busybodies. Only Jim's opinion has any weight as to what can or can't be posted.
There was nothing wrong with this posting until the busybodies got involved.
Wet cleanup on aisle 33... zot in progress.
Au contraire. The poster has been banned. Retread, perhaps?
Ummm . . . Jim Robinson himself has asked us not to post crap about DU. But I guess even some old timers haven't read the guidelines, lol!
I agree. I viewed Jack Savage as a well-intentioned newbie who got caught up in "troll paranoia". His transgressions seemed to be minimal at best and he appeared to be willing to learn. Maybe he'll lurk a bit, get up to speed on general practices here, and get reincarnated at some point in the future.
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