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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Lunacy on the Ballot

posted by on March 19 at 9:32 AM

Larry Craig’s vacant seat is bringing out the crazies:

A 66-year-old Idaho strawberry farmer, formerly known after a previous name change as Marvin Pro-Life Richardson, is now, simply, “Pro-Life.

“I think it’s just and I think it’s proper to have Pro-Life on the ballot,” Pro-Life told the Idaho Press-Tribune. “If I save one baby’s life, it’s worth it.”

Pro-Life made the change after an unsuccessful run for governor under the Constitution Party in 2006, hoping this time to skirt the state policy that prevented him from using what was then his middle name as his name on the ballot, as the state considered it not a name, but a slogan.

Officials must now recognize Pro-Life’s legal name.

Wow. You can’t say Richardson isn’t committed to his cause. Whether he should be committed outright is another matter.

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Merciful heavens. This is just too perfect for words.

Posted by Michigan Matt (soon to be Balt-o-Matt | March 19, 2008 9:41 AM

well that is one way to get elected there in ID

Posted by mickey in AR | March 19, 2008 9:42 AM


Posted by Mr. Poe | March 19, 2008 9:42 AM

Does Pro-Life support war?

Posted by seattle98104 | March 19, 2008 9:44 AM

Mike the Mover and Goodspaceguy are intrigued, no doubt.

Posted by tsm | March 19, 2008 9:46 AM

I would like to know what is pro-life's position on the death penalty. If he is, as one might suspect pro-death penalty, then perhaps he could add "pro death,"
Which could in turn be shortened to "oxymoron" or moron for short.

Posted by LMSW | March 19, 2008 9:47 AM

Yeah, this is just what I need, first thing in the morning- a fucking Idaho strawberry farmer telling me what I can and cannot do with my body.

What a fucking dick.

Posted by catnextdoor | March 19, 2008 9:48 AM

His strawberries are organic.

Posted by elenchos | March 19, 2008 10:08 AM

My ovaries are organic.

Posted by catnextdoor | March 19, 2008 10:12 AM

@9: I'd like to see this comeback used more often.

Posted by Aislinn | March 19, 2008 10:21 AM

Maybe Craig will follow suit and change his name to Sucks-dick Craig.

Posted by kinaidos | March 19, 2008 10:26 AM

@9, I think you should also consider putting that on a tee-shirt.

Posted by arduous | March 19, 2008 10:41 AM

can i change my name to "eats pussy", "drinks gin", "kills faciests"

Posted by linus | March 19, 2008 10:50 AM

But mostly drinks gin, I would guess.

Posted by elenchos | March 19, 2008 10:54 AM

#9 Your ovaries can't be organic. They're so full of hormones they make str8 men swoon, gay men stager, str8 gals catty, and lebesian chicks swoon.

Posted by Sargon Bighorn | March 19, 2008 11:25 AM

@10 & 12 Thanks y'all. I usually try to bring my ovaries into most conversations. Working on the t-shirt already.

Posted by catnextdoor | March 19, 2008 11:26 AM


Yeah, I was just thinking of the ironic head-splodo that would occur if he actually WERE elected, then had to sign off on an execution order.

Having ones death-warrant approved by "Pro Life" would seem to provide an opportunity for a decent last guffaw, no?

Posted by COMTE | March 19, 2008 11:47 AM

@13: "Fascist" - T-shirt proofreader

Any truth to the rumor Pro-Life will be running against Don Ho's wife, Ida?

Pro-lifers are generally pro-death penalty which confuses the excreta outta me. Legislate that the inept, incapable, economically-deprived mother must bear the unwanted, fatherless child. Then when the screwed-up, drug-addled child reaches maturity and commits a capital crime, then the pro-lifer says: "OK! Now kill him!"

Posted by RHETT ORACLE | March 19, 2008 12:25 PM

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