Santiaga 2012

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10/07/2012 12:07 AMPosted by Riddum
This is why i hate election season even though im not even american. Its sick how harshly some of these candidates attack eachother in these ads, the website on this woman is borderline bullying. I live in canada and in the last few elections it seems we've adopted the same attitude, here we have these people who are supposed to be respresenting our cities/provinces/states/countries and they sit there and bully eachother.


They are still "bullying" Sarah Palin, her down syndrome baby, and the rest of her family. Santiaga needs to grow a set already.
[quote="67936288636"]Santiaga, Orc Assassination Rogue, has an alter ego named "Colleen Lachowicz" running for state senate in Maine. Here's a website her opposition (the Republican Party of Maine) has created to smear her on the web:

http://www.colleensworld.com/

An excerpt:
[quote]Colleen Lachowicz, AKA Santiaga, is a gamer in the massively multiplayer online role-playing game World of Warcraft (WoW), which takes place in the make-believe land Azeroth. Today, Colleen/Santiaga is an orc assassination rogue playing at level 85–the .....

Liberals were more than cruel to Sarah Palin and her down syndrome baby, children and any family members they could attack. Funny how the left comes to this gamers defense like there is some honor in it.
I can tell you one thing. She is an Orc Assassination Rogue. Everyone knows that Assassination was never really good but at some lower levels where mutilate would destroy players. And in WotLK Assassination was only played because the other 2 specs were sub par. So what I'm trying to say is if these people trying to say that her playing WoW is a concern, thenstop because if she was a concern she wouldn't be at work ever and be playing a sub rogue as a human or orc. So she must not know much about the ideal rogue for those 2 expansions. Sorry Colleen but you need to roll sub if you want to be good. And other politicians, you need to get facts straight about the game. It's not just a game to some people and it is just a game to others. There are extremes in everything but there are also players that are social players and occasional players. Not everyone that plays WoW has a problem with playing it too much. Trust me from experience. Oh and i think its badass a democrat wants to stab things, makes me feel better that there are democrats out there like that.
Everyone needs a hobby to do in their "Spare time" what differance does it make what it is
good luck Colleen
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltM5jHIJFw4
How pathetic. "I am not able to provice facts or reasoning as to why I should be elected, so I must make a desperate attempt to discredit my opponent personally." lmao
This is why i hate election season even though im not even american. Its sick how harshly some of these candidates attack eachother in these ads, the website on this woman is borderline bullying. I live in canada and in the last few elections it seems we've adopted the same attitude, here we have these people who are supposed to be respresenting our cities/provinces/states/countries and they sit there and bully eachother.


They are still "bullying" Sarah Palin, her down syndrome baby, and the rest of her family. Santiaga needs to grow a set already.


This is the kind of logic I just do not understand.
If you felt it was wrong to treat Sarah Palin that way, why on earth would you think it is ok to treat someone else that way?

I know "two wrongs do not make a right" is cliche, but advocating bullying, which is what your post does, seems so very wrongheaded.
For all the Loonie Left and the Ridiculous Right wingers out there this is not about any of your self-righteous political views. It is about someone trying to use a game as a political bullet, which is asinine.
The left side has horrible economic policy, the right side has horrible social policy, and the middle is a mix of the good, the bad, and the ugly. And both sides do anything in their power to put the opponent out of the race, or defame/deface the opponent. It's sad really, but to use a overused phrase "it's politics."

About Santiaga... Anyone who criticizes another for playing video games (if it isn't truly affecting their life in a negative way) are just ridiculous. Video games are part of our culture, nearly half of all people in the US play video games of some sort (online, on their console, on their phone, etc), and my guess is if some of the other half could afford it, they would too. People who don't play video games insist that they are bad, and that's because they DON'T PLAY THEM. I have friends who can't afford a computer, or Xbox, or PS3, and they always said video games suck, until they come over and play for 3 hours with me. This is the case with everything, if people rock climb (and you don't), sometimes you say "why would you climb on rocks, sounds like a waste of time". But to the person who does it, it's fun, its hard work, and its rewarding.

I don't support the Democratic party, but if she wants to play video games in her spare time, let her. If you choose to criticize her, shame on you. I run a guild in my "spare time". It isn't fun and dandy when you run the guild, run the raids, manage a website, and keep a work schedule at the same time. I'm an IT professional by day, Guild Leader/Raider by night. And I'm sure others run raids, groups, battles, and teams, etc (and not just in WoW, in CoD, and other games). It takes skill, knowledge, and dedication to do that. Playing video games isn't always fun free happy lets play in the flowers, there is the work/mind power/time aspect of them. Granted the end result should always be for you to enjoy playing the game.

I think she deserve credit for managing a political career AND playing WoW. Although she's not 90.....
wow the GOP is being very desperate indeed.
This is nothing new: Typical ad-hominem attacks in lieu of substantive debate, because the GOP knows that name calling resonates with voters and garners free publicity, while wonking discussions on policy bore their base to tears. Math is hard, so we vote Republican.

The left side has horrible economic policy, the right side has horrible social policy, and the middle is a mix of the good, the bad, and the ugly. And both sides do anything in their power to put the opponent out of the race, or defame/deface the opponent. It's sad really, but to use a overused phrase "it's politics."


This is laughably, absurdly false. The economies that are currently weathering the current economic crisis best? Liberal economic policies. China has widespread government investment into the private sector. Result? 10% growth for decades. France and Germany are both liberal democracies who invest heavily into public health care and education: Result? A highly skilled workforce whose productivity outpaces our own. You want to see the results of the GOP economic plan? Go look at Ireland. They're cutting taxes, cutting spending, and the economy there is going into a death-spiral. People are leaving the country, the economy is so bad.

The fantasy that the GOP's economic policies are sound is based on one simple fallacy: That rich people are like sprinklers: Give them more money, and the benefits of wealth will trickle down to everyone. Well, trickle-down economics has been discredited by 40 years of empirical evidence: Wages have stagnated, and the rich have only gotten richer, while the middle class have turned into the working poor.
10/08/2012 11:07 AMPosted by Bolleten
wow the GOP is being very desperate indeed.


There are just as many or more conservatives on WOW as anywhere else.
My concern is that she is a Horde!
10/08/2012 03:07 PMPosted by Stark
Well, trickle-down economics has been discredited by 40 years of empirical evidence: Wages have stagnated, and the rich have only gotten richer, while the middle class have turned into the working poor.

Dumbest comment I have ever read in regards to Economics.

I suggest reading something by an accredited economist (ie NOT Paul Krugman, who's a known fraud). Try someone like Thomas Sowell or Milton Friedman.

Your trickle-up Poverty economic plan has been discredited by 94 years of evidence: Soviet Union, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and China prior to their willingness to open up to the rest of the world.

If you hadn't noticed, dimwit, Communism has killed more people than any one other factor (except maybe age, MAYBE) in the last 94 years. Not even counting war/combat deaths. Political malfeasance and incompetence alone killed 149,469,610 since the Bolshevik revolution of 1918. More than SIXTY MILLION died in China from starvation, because Mao was a blooming idiot who wouldn't let people that know how to farm run their farms efficiently (not to mention he blundered efforts to stop a locust infestation).

Communism and Socialism are the economic policies of greed. Those who do not envy those who do; so instead of doing as the well-to-do have done and worked for it, they tear down the wealthy and STEAL from others.

How does it feel to advocate theft and murder?

That's what I thought. Shut up.
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If you hadn't noticed, dimwit, Communism has killed more people than any one other factor (except maybe age, MAYBE) in the last 94 years. Not even counting war/combat deaths. Political malfeasance and incompetence alone killed 149,469,610 since the Bolshevik revolution of 1918. More than SIXTY MILLION died in China from starvation, because Mao was a blooming idiot who wouldn't let people that know how to farm run their farms efficiently (not to mention he blundered efforts to stop a locust infestation).

Communism and Socialism are the economic policies of greed. Those who do not envy those who do; so instead of doing as the well-to-do have done and worked for it, they tear down the wealthy and STEAL from others.

How does it feel to advocate theft and murder?

That's what I thought. Shut up.


Who's advocating communism? I didn't see the person you quote do that, you are putting words in his mouth. And people with your type of philosophy are absurd in thinking that whatever you "owned" is whatever you "earned", disregarding all real life obstacles and chances that may cause people different results. This is such a laughably reality-denying philosophy.
I think Americans need to grow up personally.

But then again in politics the rule rather then the exception is to sling all the mud you have.

I'm not saying Canada is better but not like this. we !@#$% about other irrelevant things like why we shouldn't sell oil or electricity to you yanks.
A liberal and a horde... kill it with fire, twice!
10/08/2012 10:31 PMPosted by Alaia
If you hadn't noticed, dimwit,


I still love seeing political debates. Even in "professional" political debates it comes down to name calling. The human race at it's finest, reduced to acting like 5 year olds.
Since she's running in a highly Democratic state, I'm sure her "Republican" opponent is not much different from her ideologically. When they can't win on issues, political groups go for mudslinging. It's petty, but it's the way things work.

I think the larger issue here is this growing trend of pulling people's private lives into the spotlight. Employers are doing it, the government is doing it, and the public is doing it to anyone who gains even the slightest notoriety. Companies like Facebook, Google and Blizzard are not helping matters when they try to encourage or force people to use their real names online.

The democratic (small d) nature of the internet is, IMO, largely dependent on anonymity. People should be free to say what they want to say without fear of reprisal. Nothing guarantees that freedom like anonymity. It is the freest of speech. Does it bring out people's inner douche? Of course. But the other side of the coin is that it allows everyone to express their opinion and have it judged on its merits alone.

I see this candidate's plight as a cautionary tale. Freely associating your online persona with your real life is not advisable. If you do make the connection public, you should be prepared to stand by anything you say, because once it is on the internet, it's forever.

If she hadn't made these posts on a public forum and made direct connections between her political beliefs and her WoW habit, the issue would never have come up. I agree with the original post that bringing her personal life into the picture is petty and ridiculous. I also agree that gamers should not be stigmatized any more than people who watch TV or play golf. But I think there is a lesson here for gamers and non-gamers alike: to keep the internet free and to be cautious about what information you make publicly available.
10/04/2012 12:28 PMPosted by Spiteful
people trying to make a real impact shouldnt kill much time at all, let alone 20 hours a week.


lol, i doubt she has 20 hrs a week to spend on her account, have you even look up her character? She has no progression in the cata raids and her character's armor are still very weak. I personally spend 12-15hrs a week playing because of college, hw, and work; I'm this gear up and can do this much stuff, with how weak her character is i doubt she spends 20hrs.

also just because a person is a candidate doesn't mean they're no longer human, every1 needs a break and cannot always be working or they will over work themselves.

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