Jello Biafra: Mayor of San Francisco ?

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Miss Misfit
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October 23rd, 2006 at 09:47pm
if you dont know who he is:

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Hail Hail Hail

He is the singer for the Dead Kennedys.
annnd...
If you dont know who they are,
I suggest you RUN to a local (not chainstore) record store and by one of there CDs.

but, back to the topic...

In the fall of 1979, Biafra ran for mayor of San Francisco as a prank, using the Jello ad campaign catchphrase, "There's always room for Jello", as his campaign slogan. Having entered the race before creating a campaign platform, Biafra later wrote his platform on a napkin while attending a Pere Ubu concert. As he campaigned, Biafra wore campaign t-shirts from his opponent Quentin Kopp's previous campaign and at one point vacuumed leaves off the front lawn of another opponent, current U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, to mock her publicity stunt of sweeping steets in downtown San Francisco for a few hours. Supporters committed equally odd actions; two well known signs held by supporters said "If he doesn't win I'll kill myself" and "What if he does win?" His platform included unconventional points such as forcing businessmen to wear clown suits within city limits and a citywide ban on cars (although the latter point was not considered abnormal by many voters at the time, as the city was suffering from serious pollution problems). Biafra has expressed irritation that these parts of his platform attained such notoriety, preferring instead to be remembered for serious proposals such as legalizing squatting in vacant, tax-delinquent buildings and requiring police officers to keep their jobs by running for election voted on by the people of the neighborhoods they patrol.[6] During a TV interview (reproduced on The Early Years home video and DVD), he had this to say to those who thought less of him running for mayor: “For those of them who have seen my candidacy as a publicity stunt or a joke, they should keep in mind that it is no more of a joke, and no less of a joke than anyone else they care to name.” He finished fourth out of a field of ten, receiving 3.5% of the vote (6,591 votes); the election ended in a runoff that did not involve him (Feinstein was declared the winner). In reaction to his campaign (and that of Sister Boom-Boom, a drag queen who also ran for mayor and handily won the third place spot above Biafra), San Francisco passed a resolution stating that no candidate could run under any name other than their given name.

I obviously release this happened awhile ago, but...Do any of you really think he would have actually made a good mayor?
Even if it was just a prank, what if he won?
How do you think San francisco would be different today?
think it would be better or worse?

and if you want to read more about this brilliant man,
here...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jello_Biafra
and more about the band
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_KennedysIm not sure if this should go here or in "other bands" so if its in the wrong spot, fix it.
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October 24th, 2006 at 03:26pm
it wasn't a prank
when he ran for president it was a prank, but I do think he would have made a good mayor

the idea that the police should be elected was mindblowing at the time, the police have more authority in America without havnig to be elected than anyone

but when he ran for president in 2000...that was a prank
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October 24th, 2006 at 03:41pm
spill_no_sick:
it wasn't a prank
when he ran for president it was a prank
, but I do think he would have made a good mayor

the idea that the police should be elected was mindblowing at the time, the police have more authority in America without havnig to be elected than anyone

but when he ran for president in 2000...that was a prank
Yes I think that was the case. Well anyway, Jello Biafra is brilliant, but to see him as a mayor would be pretty funny for me, I could totally imagine that. Now would he be good? Cant really say, but I think he wouldnt be bad. That man was banned by the whole state Cool
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October 24th, 2006 at 07:02pm
I read about this the other day. He actually got a lot of votes. Read it in the book American Hardcore, eh? Great book. I think Jello fucking owns. He should run again, cause he would definantly win. That guy is one of my top heroes.
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October 24th, 2006 at 08:23pm
this man is a legend. i think he had good views (from what i read) and i suppose he would've been a good mayor. if not, it would've been funny if he won (like arnold did haha, man that's funny)
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October 24th, 2006 at 09:18pm
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I read about this the other day. He actually got a lot of votes. Read it in the book American Hardcore, eh? Great book. I think Jello fucking owns. He should run again, cause he would definantly win. That guy is one of my top heroes.
he came in fourth
but because he got so many votes California said no one who's known by an assumed name can run for office...

now, the rest of the country doesn't have that ban so in 2000 he ran for president with a convicted cop killer
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October 25th, 2006 at 03:59pm
spill_no_sick:
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I read about this the other day. He actually got a lot of votes. Read it in the book American Hardcore, eh? Great book. I think Jello fucking owns. He should run again, cause he would definantly win. That guy is one of my top heroes.
he came in fourth
but because he got so many votes California said no one who's known by an assumed name can run for office...

now, the rest of the country doesn't have that ban so in 2000 he ran for president with a convicted cop killer
Ok, that Californian rule sucks, but yeah a lot of weird people want to be Americas president.
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October 26th, 2006 at 07:15am
Well, with the Terminator in, it only is fair that Jello could do the same again. I think it's just what California needs, a little bit of sense. Laughing
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October 26th, 2006 at 04:01pm
Anji:
Well, with the Terminator in, it only is fair that Jello could do the same again. I think it's just what California needs, a little bit of sense. Laughing
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October 26th, 2006 at 09:48pm
He also imposed squatting to be mandatory, I think.
lmfao
However that is supposed to work, I don't know.
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October 26th, 2006 at 10:30pm
Damn, he should run now. That california law about no one running that is known by an assumed name, is assinine. Look at the terminator. That guy bugs me.
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October 26th, 2006 at 10:51pm
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Damn, he should run now. That california law about no one running that is known by an assumed name, is assinine. Look at the terminator. That guy bugs me.
What are you talking about! Arnie rocks. He knows the game. Cool

'Do not be economic gurly man.' All the way, Arnie, all the way. Too cool
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October 26th, 2006 at 11:02pm
Anji:
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Damn, he should run now. That california law about no one running that is known by an assumed name, is assinine. Look at the terminator. That guy bugs me.
What are you talking about! Arnie rocks. He knows the game. Cool

'Do not be economic gurly man.' All the way, Arnie, all the way. Too cool

Pah! *laughs* Are you serious? That quote, when I heard it, I blushed FOR him. I got embarrassed, even if i didn't say it.
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October 27th, 2006 at 06:00am
Love my insanity:
Anji:
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Damn, he should run now. That california law about no one running that is known by an assumed name, is assinine. Look at the terminator. That guy bugs me.
What are you talking about! Arnie rocks. He knows the game. Cool

'Do not be economic gurly man.' All the way, Arnie, all the way. Too cool

Pah! *laughs* Are you serious? That quote, when I heard it, I blushed FOR him. I got embarrassed, even if i didn't say it.
I thought the he said "Do not be pussy economic Shocked Laughing " Thats just crazy!
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October 28th, 2006 at 05:54am
I remeber him saying something about girly states as well.
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October 28th, 2006 at 06:49am
Anji:
I remeber him saying something about girly states as well.
Oh God... But its like this, the people where the ones who elcted him Confused
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October 28th, 2006 at 06:50am
[Bittersweet] cant fail:
Anji:
I remeber him saying something about girly states as well.
Oh God... But its like this, the people where the ones who elcted him Confused
True, they had to know what they were going to be in for.
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October 28th, 2006 at 07:03am
Anji:
[Bittersweet] cant fail:
Anji:
I remeber him saying something about girly states as well.
Oh God... But its like this, the people where the ones who elcted him Confused
True, they had to know what they were going to be in for.
I mean, they just had to go to the nearest video store and get some of his movies. It could all be cleared then. Hasta la vista, baby.
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November 4th, 2006 at 01:06am
[Bittersweet] cant fail:
Anji:
[Bittersweet] cant fail:
Anji:
I remeber him saying something about girly states as well.
Oh God... But its like this, the people where the ones who elcted him Confused
True, they had to know what they were going to be in for.
I mean, they just had to go to the nearest video store and get some of his movies. It could all be cleared then. Hasta la vista, baby.


hmm...
on that subject....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsYxk_vN-9U
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January 7th, 2007 at 12:08am
He would have made a great mayor! He truly is brilliant. I mean, trying to ban cars to cut down on pollution is freaking genius!

I totally would have voted for him. Cool
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