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« on: October 07, 2012, 01:11:43 AM »

it seems political opponents are scraping the bottom of the barrel with digging up dirt on each other:

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A Maine Senate race has turned into a fight over trolls, dwarves and goblin-like creatures known as orcs.

In a mailing this week, state Republicans accused Democrat Colleen Lachowicz of living in a fantasy world and making "crude, vicious and violent comments" in online forums dedicated to World of Warcraft, a popular online game.

Lachowicz, who is challenging incumbent Senator Tom Martin, has responded by accusing Republicans of focusing on her hobbies rather than public policy issues.

"I think it's weird that I'm being targeted for playing online games," she said in a statement. "What's next? Will I be ostracized for playing Angry Birds or Words With Friends?"

A website produced by Republicans includes a link to Lachowicz's online character, Santiaga, who sports a purple Mohawk and is armed with a meteor shard. It notes that the game takes place in a "make believe land Azeroth" and that Lachowicz is "playing at level 85 — the highest level one can attain."

The mailing said she spends hundreds of hours involved in World of Warcraft, which features an array of characters such as trolls and orcs.

"We need a senator who lives in our world, not Colleen's world," the mailing said.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/49313145/ns/us_news-weird_news/#.UHDWdFHsHbh

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"We need a senator who lives in our world...

Their world, that's only 6000 years old, was created by a bearded sky fairy, had a guy with 2 of each animals in a boat and is nothing more than a test before being sent of to some mystical cloud city and growing wings and learning to play the harp.
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« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2012, 08:08:29 PM »

That's exactly my apprehension about talking to anyone outside of my gaming friends about games.  I don't say a word about it with my extended family or colleagues from work for fear that they would think of me exactly as this ridiculous political jab tries to do.  I suppose it would be like that about any hobby, like a miniature train guy talking about his sets at a family get together, but gaming, particularly mmorpgs, causes non gamers to raise their eyebrows...at best.
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« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2012, 08:01:54 AM »

Not in Denmark - I tell about that openly, at work as well. No issues there. Hell, quite a lot of the parents I met through my daugthers play games themselves.
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« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2012, 06:13:48 PM »

So essentially, you're telling us that Denmark is easy pickings?  Hmmm....get the military on the phone.  It's time we start empire building in earnest.
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« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2012, 06:59:54 PM »

Quote from: Razgon on October 22, 2012, 08:01:54 AM

Not in Denmark - I tell about that openly, at work as well. No issues there. Hell, quite a lot of the parents I met through my daugthers play games themselves.

So could I use the fact that I have a lvl 85 Warden in Lord of the Rings Online as a qualification for office? If so I'm moving to Denmark (But I'm keeping my guns damn it).
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