Maybe This IS California After All

More challengers have stepped up to the plate, and some of the ones that are there are making moves…

Tiessa Montgolfier has given another stirring address to the masses.  While her gift for words is unquestioned, we at SLGOP wonder when our esteemed opponent will put some actual substance behind those words.  Ms. Montgolfier, people in SL have real issues and real concerns, and they need real answers, answers which I am prepared to give them.  Are you?

Two more candidates have surfaced:

  • Samantha Poindexter – She has a love/hate relationship with Second Life, and seems dedicated to its potential improvement.  Yet at least one of her proposals, the merger of the Teen Grid into the Main Grid, sounds downright dangerous to us.  Remember, the TG exists primarily to protect teens against predatory adults…and, if the two grids were merged, it would invite even more outside scrutiny of SL as a whole, something the SLGOP is highly opposed to.  And, while her stance on vanilla ice cream is quite convincing, we would also remind our worthy opponent of the delights to be found in Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Mint Oreo. 🙂
  • Tyffany Flintoff – After seeing Ms. Flintoff’s proposals, we wonder if she will split the “authoritarian” vote with Mr. Talamasca and Ms. Wei, thus increasing the SLGOP advantage in the election.  Her proposals seem half-borrowed from our platform, half-borrowed from Mr. Talamasca’s, and we also wonder if she intends, perhaps, to be a “celebrity” candidate, much like Angelyne in the California gubernatorial election.  SLGOP, on the other hand, is “in it to win it.”

Meanwhile, our “meet and greet” event tonight went well, garnering us new supporters, and we expect to gain mindshare as a result.  Don’t forget, there’s only one candidate in the field with a comprehensive platform and the proven experience to back it up…and that’s the SLGOP candidate for Governor, Erbo Evans!

Disclaimer: It’s all satire.  All of it.  As in, a work of fiction.  Any resemblance to real politics or real Second Life is entirely coincidental.  And no, I’m not going to play Fleetwood Mac’s “Don’t Stop” next time I DJ at the Gin Rummy. 🙂

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3 responses to “Maybe This IS California After All

  1. Of course he won’t play “Don’t Stop”… he’ll play “c****toe.”

  2. samanthapoindexter

    I hope to have my own blog up and running within the next few days, but in the meantime I would like to extend Mr. Evans my best wishes, and agree that Mint Oreo is indeed a fine indulgence. 🙂

    As for the Teen Grid / Main Grid merger, I don’t advocate that being done until such time as adult (and teen) areas can be effectively shielded from common areas, which is going to require more than a little time and effort. But in the long run, I don’t think the two-grid model is viable, any more than confining the Internet at large to grown-ups would be. (And the current complete jump from one to the other on one’s 18th birthday is too heartbreaking to contemplate for long.)

  3. Triste, the Pagan Princess beat me to it. 🙂

    Ms. Poindexter, glad to hear you’ll be joining the ranks of SL bloggers soon. May I recommend WordPress.com as a fine location for your own blog?

    The thing that concerns me about a TG/MG merger is that, no matter whether you have walled-off spaces for adults and teens within that unified grid or not, if you have any common points of contact between teenagers and adults at all as a result, you’re going to have a conduit which can be exploited by predatory adults. And that will invite greater scrutiny, and possibly the passage of ill-conceived laws, by RL politicians…and, to me and to the SLGOP platform, that is something which must be avoided at all costs, as the consequences of such would be unpredictable, very likely detrimental, and not easily reversed. (Someday, SL will be big enough and important enough that these issues can be “routed around.” But today is not that day, nor is it in the near future. At this point, it’s all about “living to fight another day.”)

    And, when it comes to Mint Oreo ice cream, we remind Ms. Poindexter, and all concerned, that the “Tuxedos” flavor of Safeway Select ice cream is just as good as Ben & Jerry’s “Mint Chocolate Cookie.” It’s also less expensive, and the packaging features penguins, something which SLGOP is also highly in favor of. 🙂

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