commented on Latest Fundraising Reports Reveal That Nobody Wants to Be Mayor
Your math is wrong, or are you assuming that McGinn only ever had 39,000 supporters maximum? It was a primary, the field was crowded, as it is with elections everywhere. Once the field is narrowed, voters who voted for losing candidates switched their allegiances.
McGinn didn't win the mayorship in August, he won in November with 105,000 votes, which is a bit less than 1/3 of the number of eligible voters. The second place candidate received 98,000 votes, so turnout was 57%, not a bad number for an off-year election.
Mar 14, 2012
commented on The Resignation Letter Everyone's Talking About This Morning
The letter reminds of the recent movie "Margin Call" with Kevin Spacey. The movie is loosely based on the 2008 Wall Street meltdown. Spacey's character is ordered to liquidate a worthless portfolio, selling it off to their best customers. He argues with his boss (played by Jeremy Irons), he can't believe no realizes that no one will buy anything ever again from his firm. The boss doesn't care about the future, only about getting rid of the current problem in less than 24 hours. The movie is really good, Iron's speech about the amorality of capitalism is worth watching alone.
May 26, 2011
commented on Bridesmaids Outtakes
I'm on the fucking Stranger website and have to enter my birthdate to watch a video?
Jan 13, 2011
joined My Stranger Face
Aug 6, 2009
commented on R-71 Errors Keep Rising
Wow, talk about thwarting the will of the people. So far, over 3500 people have illegally "voted" by signing more than once or lying about their voter status. Any calls from the fringe about prosecuting these "voter Irregularities"? Didn't think so...