Thursday, December 29, 2005
I was going to ignore this guy.
Really. I wasn't going to say a word. Honest.
But I just can't resist.
This guy would be a candidate for Mirsky's Worst of the Web, were Mirsky still in business.
Meet John WorldPeace.
Yes, that is his real name. Apparently, he had it changed back in 1988 to "to strike fear into the hearts of those who feel they are nothing without their family name."
John considers himself a "maverick."
He was licensed to practice law in 1986.
He's an artist.
He ran for Texas governor as a Democrat in 2002.
He lost, but got a decent press article out of the deal. Then he switched parties because the Democrats wouldn't let him share the stage with actual, viable candidates who were, well, electable.
He ran for Mayor of Houston in 2003. He tried to run as a Republican, but the Republican party refused to list him on the ballot (showing that Houston Republicans have at least a smattering of intelligence).
He ran for President in 2004 (as a write-in candidate).
He sued a former client for payment.
He lost, and lost his license to practice law in 2004. And lost his appeal last month.
He thinks that Ariel Sharon = Hitler.
He thinks the FBI and CIA are monitoring him.
He thinks the Attorney Discipline system is against him. Apparently, neglecting clients is okay, but getting disbarred for doing so is not.
He has warm thoughts about his mom's Presbyterian church.
Of course, he thinks anyone who might laugh at his views is "ignorant".
And now, he's running for Governor as a Republican.
Wow. I'm floored.
What's the point of all this? Maybe its to show the kind of fringe ideologue I was talking about in this post.
Maybe I just thought you guys needed a laugh.
Or maybe I just thought this guy made a good frame of reference for people who wonder whether they are "normal" or not.
Okay, I talked to some people and although the FBI is monitoring him, the CIA is definitely not watching him at this time. Keep it under your hat.:DPost a Comment