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Incredible, But True!

Miles Ignatius

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Have fun with this one, folks.....

Last Tuesday was Election Day in the city of Denver. There was a whole host of offices up for grabs; mayor(local hero and beer czar John Hickenlooper lead the race and is a front runner for the runoff on 6/4), city auditor, and a bunch of city council seats. One of the council seats that will be going to a runoff election has a candidate by the name of “Timber Dick.” …NO KIDDING…this guy’s first name is Timber and last is Dick.

I'm told that the folks @ Viagra are bellying up to make a big contribution to Dick's campaign.....:D
 
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I saw the signs for Hickenlooper when I was there last month and got several good laughs out of it.
 

Greenescapist

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There is a guy who ran for US Senate in New Hampshire named Dick Swett. He lost. I actually think his background is in planning.
 

NHPlanner

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Greenescapist said:
There is a guy who ran for US Senate in New Hampshire named Dick Swett. He lost. I actually think his background is in planning.
Dick Swett....one of the only people I've ever voted for that actually won (he was a congressman for a while, 1991 - 1995). I believe he's an ambassador to Denmark now.....family lives in the town next door to where I live. He's an architect by education....
 

PlannerByDay

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Timber Dick and Dick Sweet are related..... Well Kinda. This is getting kinda weird


"Tom and Annette Lantos are the parents of two daughters – Annette and Katrina – and they have seventeen grandchildren. Annette is married to Timber Dick, an independent businessman in Denver, Colorado, and they are the parents of ten children. Katrina is married to Dick Swett, the former U.S. Ambassador to Denmark (1998-2001) and a former Member of Congress from New Hampshire (1991-1995). They are the parents of seven children."

Source: http://www.house.gov/lantos/html_files/personal_family.html
 

Chet

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I would have expected him to be RUGGED

Instead, he's a brainy, and apparrently fertile, Yalie.
 

Dan

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I gotta' check out the Westword Web site a little bit more.

Denver is a city of fun names. I like the thought of a "Mayor Hickenlooper," for instance. Wazee Street. Some of the standard street names on the far eastern end of the Denver naming grid, towards the eastern edge of Arapahoe County - Easy Money Street, for instance.

Then again, I don't think Denver has anything on one of the city councillors in Staffordshire, UK.

JoshD said:
Annette is married to Timber Dick, an independent businessman in Denver, Colorado, and they are the parents of ten children.
Who would have figured ...
 

pete-rock

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The name of the Cook County State's Attorney is Dick Devine. He's a big hit at the annual Gay Pride Parade in Boy's Town.
 
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