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Nobody for President 2016 - None of the Above Should Be A Choice  On Voter Ballots

On December 8, 1975 I spoke with Wavy Gravy at the United State Cafe on Haight Street in San Francisco about voter apathy.

I pointed to statistics showing people were not registering to vote and approximately fifty (50) percent of people who could vote, were not showing up at polls.

Wavy responded, "You mean Nobody is winning Presidential elections?"

That question became a spark that ignited the Birthday Party's Nobody for President Campaign.

Wavy became Nobody's Fool, Curtis became Nobody's Campaign Manager, and the rest is history!

Curtis Spangler and Wavy Gravy October 12, 1976 San Francisco Civic Center Plaza Rally - Photograph by James Stark
Curtis Spangler & Wavy Gravy October 12, 1976 - Photograph: James Stark

Alternative Approaches for Office of President

(1) Put "None of the Above" on voter ballots.

(2) Change requirements for President:

(a) Extremely hard civil service exam.
(b) Top scores compete in Prezolympics.
(c) Top 10 winners become candidates.
(d) Election winner becomes President.
(e) Gets device implanted in brain that explodes if a lie is told.

(3) Hire a Ribbon Cutter for President.

(a) Saved money pays off national debt.

(4) Declare election day a holiday.

(a) Voting receipt required for pay.

(5) Tie election participation to jury duty.

(a) Those who don't vote go on jury rolls.

Politickle Presidential Updates

"You're being ridiculous," S. [? The Snake ?] Silverman

A 75 year old speech in the 21th century
from Bertrand Thomas ~

Bernie Sanders voted against an unread Patriot Act of 2001.
Bernie Sanders voted against an illegal Iraq war.

Debbie Does Finger on the Scales
Debbie Does "Finger on the Scales"

Mrs. Bill, also known as Neocon Hill, voted for an unread Patriot Act.

Mrs. Bill, a.k.a. Baby Killer Hill, associates with a known liar & cheat, and voted for an illegal Iraq war, knowing fifty percent (50%) of the Iraqi population were children under the age of 15.

Hillary’s Lies ~ FBI’s Cowardness
from Toby Dodd ~

The Patriot Act was used to remove U.S. Citizen Freedom & Liberty and was created by the same Republicans who lied about WMD, started an illegal war in Iraq, murdered thousands of children, women, civilians, U.S. Military, was totally supported by the Democrat Party, and No Politician went to jail..

Ride the Fence ~ NOT WORK SAFE (language)
from Rip & Roy ~

Nobody will eliminate an unread Patriot Act, detain politicians, who voted for illegal Iraq war with no personal/outside contact or media for a minimum of 15 years at Gitmo, and love you forever !!!

Nobody should have that much power _and_
None of the Above should be a valid choice on voter ballots

Added new 2016 Meme Directory

Nobody Selects Complicity Igar for Vice President

Complicity Igar for Vice

Note from Nobody's Campaign Manager

At this juncture I would like to point out Nobody's Birthday Party provided one of the easiest, cost-effective, ways to restore political balance: make None of the Above a valid choice on voter ballots.

Unfortunately, a jaded two party system rejects this simple fix because Nobody has all the answers and believes if a majority of citizens voted for None of the Above, rather than lesser of evils, voters would have to find someone competent to lead them !!!

Malignant Narcissism, Rush, HD Conversion
from Ed ~

Is Amerika Drowning
In A Cesspool of Malignant Political Narcissism?

Presented in Quadraspeak because Strings allow 4th Dimension!

A very intelligent person with a keen sense of observation presented an enlightening psychological profile of a specific situation using narcissism, which I had never considered, but now find true and have applied its extremes to the current presidential race in Amerika.

Brief History

The social psychologist, Erich Fromm first coined the term "malignant narcissism" in 1964, describing it as a "severe mental sickness" representing "the quintessence of evil". He characterized the condition as "the most severe pathology and the root of the most vicious destructiveness and inhumanity."

Are presidential candidates subject to Narcissistic Personality Disorder ?

Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is a disorder, characterized by exaggerated feelings of self-importance, an excessive need for admiration, and a lack of empathy for others.

People with the disorder are often perceived as arrogant, callous, envious and tend to be exploitative in their interpersonal relationships.

They can be excessively preoccupied with personal adequacy, power, prestige and vanity.

Those with NPD generally lack emotional awareness and insight into their own condition, and fail to acknowledge that their behavior is at the root of their own problems as well as the problems they cause for others because, as a personality disorder, their thoughts, perceptions, and actions are generally consistent with their sense of self.

In cases of child sexual abuse that lead to narcissism, blaming the victim expands the trauma.

Malignant narcissists are cases of arrested development ?

They are perpetually living in a mindset of a young child. The age when a child is old enough to know the difference between right and wrong but very willing to do wrong if they think they won't get caught. Like a child, they feel entitled to whatever they want. Like a child, they recreate reality to suit their fantasy about themselves and the world around them. Like a child, they want all attention focused on them. But, unlike a child, the narcissist is not subject to being molded and shaped by authority figures or reality. The narcissist is determined (read here, conscious choice) to remain a child whereas most children are driven by a desire to grow up. Children are childish and there is no crime in that. I'm not pathologizing childhood. I'm highlighting that malignant narcissists are pathological children.

They reserve to themselves the right to define reality to all in their domain.

Do presidential candidates create Phobic Symptoms for voters?

For example:

Feelings of uncontrollable anxiety when a candidate is, or about to be exposed for __

Feelings that everything possible must be done to avoid __

Inability to function normally because of voter anxiety __

Having knowledge that fears are unreasonable or exaggerated, but feeling powerless to control them, which will sometimes lead to panic attacks.

Is the average voter being exposed to Narcissistic Abuse ?

Narcissistic abuse is one of the most pervasive forms of abuse. There really isn’t much worse and this condition is increasingly spreading throughout our society.

The increasing use of illegal drugs, abuse and the general social breakdown occurring world wide is a major cause.

A person with Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) will emotionally damage their families. This damage can last more than a life time, it will also affect the next 3 or 4 generations.

Many children of NPD elect to not perpetuate the craziness another generation by not having children. NPD can also be passed down through the generations. Great grandma had NPD and one of the great grand children also is afflicted with NPD.

NPDs are very good actors and actresses. They can feign love or whatever they need to get what they want. They tend to attract empaths or people that really want to help them. These make wonderful victims, especially the type that can keep turning the cheek.

18 Ways To Spot A Narcissist

1. They’re likable — at least, at first glance. ~ 2. Not all narcissists are loud and proud. In fact, some are quiet and shy. ~ 3. They can often be found in leadership roles.

Not that that makes them good leaders, notes Jean Twenge, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Psychology at San Diego State University and co-author of The Narcissism Epidemic with Campbell. But narcissists often find themselves in leadership positions because "people who are narcissistic want to be leaders. They don't necessarily make better leaders, but they want to do it, so they're more likely to end up in those positions."

4. They always manage to make the conversation about themselves. ~ 5. They’re also guilty of name-dropping. ~ 6. Not every story a narcissist tells is one of victory. But even in the stories of tragedy or failure, there’s an air of entitlement and victimization. ~ 7. They like nice things. ~ 8. Appearance is everything to them. ~ 9. On Facebook, they have lots of friends — and not a single bad picture. ~ 10. They are strongly averse to criticism. ~ 11. Excuses are a narcissist’s best friend. ~ 12. They leave a trail of wreckage behind them. ~ 13. And in that vein, they may be more likely to cheat. ~ 14. Everything is personal. ~ 15. A narcissistic person probably has no idea he or she is a narcissist. ~ 16. You find yourself resorting to flattery just to maintain the peace with a narcissist. ~ 17. Narcissists are not low in self-esteem. ~ 18. Men are more likely to be narcissists than women.

Are voters a target of narcissistic abuse ?

If you have been the target of a severe narcissist, severing ties may be necessary. Others may never understand why you had to make this choice. Without exposure, a capacity for insight, concern and curiosity, they cannot perceive the destructiveness. It may make you feel alone, but so be it. Do what you have to do.

Once you are removed and safe, thoughts about what happened—why, how, makes no sense, they do not care about the damage they caused, etc,—may haunt you. You may feel damaged or tainted because you are now saddled with the memories and feel you cannot get them out of your head.

You can.

Here's how: Develop the ability to change your thoughts or your relationship to your thoughts. There are many options such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

It can be done.

Regarding the incredibly seductive pull of a very skilled narcissist, be wise.

When the bombs of life hit us, our worldview is shattered. Our assumption of a fair world run by a benevolent deity is brought into direct conflict with the hell of our pain. Experiencing extreme pain affects how we view ourselves. The picture of the beautiful, happy loving world we used to live in, involved our own part of that picture. We all carry pictures of ourselves in our heads. Most of us have the belief that we are capable to wake up in the morning, shower, get ourselves dressed and proceed throughout our day making our living. The trauma of victimization changes all this. We seriously question ourselves after a narcissist victimizes us. Are we weak? Are we needy? How did we not see them for who they were? Weren’t we intelligent? How did we not pick up on the lies? Are we out of control? It makes no sense to us when we face unwarranted, irrational and undeserved mental /emotional torture by a narcissist.

The victimization of us was neither expected nor intended to be our choice. We did not want to be lied to, cheated, cheated on, stolen from, lied about, sold down the river and thrown away. We did NOT see this coming. We perceive ourselves as helpless and powerless. Our self perceptions change. Will we now always be victimized in relationships? Will we be singled out again? These new self perceptions can cause us to act out again, from this perception; becoming another victim to a narcissist.

As you can see, the skillful narcissist is a person with some pretty amazing traits. In my opinion, they can be formidable. They can be impressive in power, strength, intelligence, size, and difficulty. If you find one opposing you, they can be astounding enemies. They are not omnipotent, though they might think so. They do have limitations. Their ego is their own undoing. Many times, when they discover that you are on to them, they disappear. They do this if they perceive that you can blow their cover and expose them as a sham. For an extreme narcissist, being fully exposed to the world is the greatest pain in their lives. It is also the best medicine to their disease because it will force them to look inside and deal with their pain and wounds. If and when that happens, they will become like the rest of us, realizing that we do need others to help and love us. They will see how they need to love from a genuine heart that does not seek to use people. A former and healed narcissist can turn all his powerful assets, which he used to advance himself, to making a powerful contribution in the lives of others and being realistically liked. In the meantime, be careful and avoid being duped and drawn by the amazing magnetism of this kind of person.


If you have been targeted by a Malignant Political Narcissist for serious abuse, be aware that the abuse includes character assassination ~ the annihilation of who you are as a person. Just as through murder a careful criminal leaves no witnesses, a malignant narcissist is careful to abuse on the sly and destroy the victim's credibility in advance in order to "leave no witnesses." Character assassination is the premeditated murder of the target's image, their good name, their reputation, and ultimately their life.

Esurance (for Elections) from Rene Delgado ~

July 10, 2016
Mrs. Clinton, Mr. Trump
or None of the Above

Editorial Observer by Elizabeth Williamson July 9, 2016, via Hank

RALEIGH, N.C. — Hillary Clinton is ahead of Donald Trump by an average of five percentage points nationally, recent polls suggest. But both campaigns — just like all campaigns in earlier years — are hoping and praying that “independent” and “undecided” voters (who aren’t necessarily the same) can be persuaded to swing their way.

It may not be an easy sell: This year “undecided” often means “none of the above.”

Take John Sinsley, a telecommunications consultant in Raleigh, N.C., capital of a battleground state. Mr. Sinsley, 47, who says Bill Clinton was our last good president, is the type of independent voter Hillary Clinton is courting in this tossup state.

“I can’t legitimately vote for either presidential candidate,” he said. “I don’t trust Hillary Clinton. Trump is refreshing, but only so far as he’s throwing a wrench into the political system. But I’m not going to cast a vote just in protest.”

Every presidential year, the “undecideds” exasperate pollsters and partisans until November, when most of them wind up voting for a major party candidate, or not at all.

But this cycle, dissatisfaction with both major-party options — what Comedy Central’s Trevor Noah called “Sophie’s choice if Sophie hated both of her kids” — has redefined “undecided.” About four in 10 voters say they’re having trouble choosing between the two candidates because neither would make a good president, according to a new Pew Research Center study. That’s as high as at any point since 2000. Very few — 11 percent — find the choice difficult because both candidates would make a good president, the lowest proportion in the same time period.

Related, but separate, is that the share of voters calling themselves “independent” this year is at a 75-year high, according to the Pew Center. At 39 percent, they’re a plurality of the electorate.

Undecided voters might be sitting on the fence, but they’re paying attention. Fully 80 percent of registered voters say they have given “quite a lot” of thought to the election, the highest share at this point in any campaign since 1992, according to Pew.

Buzz Merchant, a construction company owner from Wendell, N.C., told me that Bernie Sanders’s loss leaves him in a quandary. “If it were life or death, I’d pick Trump,” he said.

Shamone Moise, Mr. Merchant’s girlfriend, disagreed. “If Trump gets in we’re done — I’m thinking bombs, war, boom,” she told me. “But I don’t believe a word Clinton says.”

“I may have to find another button, but I will vote,” she said.

Undecided voters like these tend to break for lesser-known candidates, says Doug Schwartz, Quinnipiac University’s polling director. That’s fueling a modest bump in the polls for Gary Johnson, the Libertarian candidate, who’s polling at about 8 percent nationally.

“Things could shift dramatically because there’s so many people still up for grabs who don’t have the anchor of party ID,” Mr. Schwartz said.

Sometimes the people who call themselves “undecided” are actually leaning toward Mr. Trump, and maybe feeling uneasy about admitting it.

I spoke with a 50ish man from Charlotte, N.C., who refused to give me his name, because he’s an independent who doesn’t want anyone to know he is “maybe 50 percent there” for Mr. Trump.

“I’ve ruled out Hillary, which is kind of sad,” he said. “But I work in a bank, and I would be fired for what she did with her emails.” Still, “Trump has the potential to divide the country, when we want to unify it.”

He sighed. “I’ve never not voted. It’s not that I’m frustrated with the process. But you’ve got to feel like you’re making the best choice.”

Back in Raleigh, Megan Healy leans the other way. “I might vote for Hillary Clinton, but only to take a vote away from Donald Trump,” she said.

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A version of this editorial appears in print on July 10, 2016, on page SR8 of the New York edition with the headline: Mrs. Clinton, Mr. Trump, or None of the Above. Today's Paper|Subscribe

Who's What?

Mr. Trump, a reality show host & Corporate CEO, is Republican Presidential Candidate.

She’s A Liar, Donald Trump (Impersonator Tim Watters) on Hillary Clinton
from William Gold Entertainment ~

Mrs. Bill, a politician associated with a known liar & cheat, is Democrat Presidential Candidate.

Mr. Trump & Mrs. Bill supported a liberty stealing Patriot Act

Mr. Trump did not oppose & Mrs. Bill voted for illegal Iraq war

Mr. Bernie Sanders;
Somebody who appears to be like you or me,
voted against the Patriot Act and Iraq War!

It's the end of the world as we know it...again.
A brief history of Socialist Plots to end the American way of life
by Pulitzer Prize-winning American political cartoonist
Matt Wuerker; founding staff member of Politico.

Nobody's Music
[Click to visit Nobody's Song Page]

David Peel, Hippy from NYC from Ian Hart ~

David Peel did the first Nobody for President Song at Nobody's 1976 Rally in Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, New York City [NYT header] with support from The Holy Modal Rounders.

Psychedelic Blues from Drew Christie ~

In this animated documentary, Peter Stampfel tells the story of how the freak folk band, first got together.

Holy Modal Rounders from Big Beard Films ~

The Fugs from Mike Neumann ~

The Fugs are a band formed in New York in late 1964 by poets Ed Sanders and Tuli Kupferberg, with Ken Weaver on drums. Soon afterward, they were joined by Peter Stampfel and Steve Weber of the The Holy Modal Rounders. Kupferberg named the band from a euphemism for "fuck" used in Norman Mailer's novel, The Naked and the Dead. ~ Four Minutes to Twelve is from the album "The Belle of Avenue A" 1969

Country Joe McDonald at the 1980 Nobody for President Rally in Union Square, San Francisco, CA
Nobody for President
by Country Joe Mc Donald

October 14, 1980 Rally - Union Square - San Francisco

Featured Speakers were: Nobody, Wavy Gravy, Paul Krassner, Jane Dornacker (Lelia the Snake), and Surprise Guests. Music was provided by Country Joe McDonald, performing his new campaign song, Barry "The Fish" Melton and his Band, and The Unreal Band.

Nobody for President by Jim Maxwell & The Sundown Band
Nobody for President
by Jim Maxwell & The Sundown Band

Jim Maxwell, vocal, guitar, Roy Marden, guitar, vocals, Jerry Shebeski, drums, Joe Jedrlinic, bass guitar, Craig Grant, vocals, percussion, David Peel, vocals, percussion, Joanna D'ascoli, vocals


Due to the current financial situation caused by the slowdown in the economy, Congress has decided to implement a scheme to put workers of 50 years of age and above on early retirement, thus creating jobs and reducing unemployment.

This scheme will be known as R.A.P.E. (Retire Aged People Early). Persons selected to be R.A.P.E.D can apply to Congress to be considered for the S.H.A.F.T. Program (Special Help After Forced Termination).

Persons who have been R.A.P.E.D and S.H.A.F.T.ED will be reviewed under the S.C.R.E.W. program (System Covering Retired-Early Workers).

A person may be R.A.P.E.D once, S.H.A.F.T.ED twice and S.C.R.E.W.ED as many times as Congress deems appropriate. Persons who have been R.A.P.E.D could get A.I.D.S. (Additional Income for Dependants & Spouse) or H.E.R.P.E.S. (Half Earnings for Retired Personnel Early Severance).

Obviously persons who have A.I.D.S. or H.E.R.P.E.S. will not be S.H.A.F.T.ED or S.C.R.E.W.ED any further by Congress.

Persons who are not R.A.P.E.D and are staying on will receive as much S.H.I.T. (Special High Intensity Training) as possible. Congress has always prided themselves on the amount of S.H.I.T. they give their citizens. Should you feel that you do not receive enough S.H.I.T., please bring this to the attention of your Congressman, who has been trained to give you all the S.H.I.T. you can handle.

Sincerely, The Committee for Economic Value of Individual Lives (E.V.I.L.)

PS - Due to recent budget cuts & rising cost of electricity, gas and oil, as well as current market conditions, the Light at the End of the Tunnel has been turned off.


Nobody is another way of saying "None of the Above," which should be included on voter ballots.

The Birthday Party's Nobody for President Campaign is a humorous approach to elections designed to encourage people to register and vote for the candidate of their choice. Nobody is NOT an endorsement of apathy. Apathy Sucks, Nobody for President!

If Nobody lives forever and becomes president, presidential elections could be eliminated, resulting in savings, that could be used to reduce citizen taxes !
If Nobody lives forever and becomes president, presidential elections could be
eliminated, resulting in savings, that could be used to reduce citizen taxes !
NONE of the ABOVE should be a Choice on Voter Ballots

Why I Think This World Should End, Brandon Sloan ~

Nobody for President 2016, NONE of the ABOVE should be a choice on Voter Ballots ~ with button originally provided by Dave Sheridan
Nobody button originally provided by Dave Sheridan

Today, Wednesday April 27, 2016, the Guardian has an article titled, "Hillary Clinton isn't progressive. She's just the lesser evil in the general election" by Kiese Laymon saying, "A truly great candidate would face – and fix – decades of systemic harm done to black Americans. Neither Clinton nor Bernie Sanders has done that."

At this point I would like to point out that during 1976 Nobody took the following stand, which is taken verbatim from Nobody's pages and mentions lesser of two evils:

"There is one story I would like to share with you about the media and our 1976 arrival in Washington, D.C. They told us "if we wanted more or better coverage" _then_ "we would have to become more political". We decided Nobody was an AKA (also known as) for "None of the Above" and should be included on the ballot. We figured if a majority of people voted for 'None of the Above' rather than "voting for the lesser of two evils," it might force a situation where Americans would have to find someone competent to lead them. The media said, Nobody could argue with that logic."

NOBODY bakes Apple Pie better than Mom, Nobody for President,
NONE of the ABOVE should be a choice on Voter Ballots!

What if I told you...

NOBODY Respects Women More Than I do ~ Donald Trump
"NOBODY Respects Women More Than I do" ~ Donald Trump

True Lies from Rip & Roy ~

'Nobody Should Be President for Life,' Obama Tells Africa By Peter Baker, July 28, 2015, New York Times
~ via Hank

You Can't Fix Stupid

Dictator Speech
by Sacha Baron Cohen

[Moved to Archive]

Will Americans Continue to Allow
Its Politicians to Get Away With
Murder and War Crimes?

[Moved to Archive]

10 Ways Our Politicians Are Screwing Us
[Moved to Archive]

Closing Argument
[Moved to Archive]

Sun Sentinel picks NONE of the ABOVE for Florida primary

Sun Sentinel picks NONE of the ABOVE for Florida primary
Moved to Archive

One Can Lead A Horse To Water, But...

Until there is a solution for this, where one solution has been provided, Nobody will continue to bring Peace to Our Times, feed the hungry, care for the sick, bake apple pie better than Mom, and believes None of the Above should be a valid choice on Voter Ballots.

American Dream ~ Carlin/L.I.L.T from Felly ~
[Not Work Safe Language]

Who's Alien? ~ U.S. OUT OF NORTH AMERICA, Nobody for President

NOBODY for PRESIDENT - None of the Above On Voter Ballots