The Republican running for City Council in Queens's nineteenth district is Dan Halloran. According to his Facebook page, he likes the Yankees, karaoke, camping, Billy Joel, and Rescue Me. He's just a "regular guy," as Queens GOP chairman Phil Ragusa attests. One other thing, though: He's "the 'First Atheling,' or King, of Normandy, a branch of the Theod faith of pre-Christian Heathen religions assembled in the Greater New York area." His base of support likely includes the "group of dedicated fellow pagans" who "swear their allegiance to him through oaths of fidelity." Frankly, city councilman seems like kind of a downgrade, if you ask us. [Queens Tribune via Ben Smith/Politico]
Most Viewed Stories
‘I’m No Longer Afraid’: 35 Women Tell Their Stories About Being Assaulted by Bill Cosby, and the Culture That Wouldn’t Listen
McDonald’s Prepares to Finally Give Everyone All-Day Breakfast
Jon Stewart Told Wyatt Cenac to ‘F*ck Off’ When He Was Challenged About Race
Why Lonely People Stay Lonely
The Best TV Shows of 2015 (So Far)
How Exactly Did Ant-Man Make Michael Douglas Look So Young?
What Open Marriage Taught One Man About Feminism
A Neuroscientist Argues That Everybody Is Misunderstanding Fear and Anxiety
New York Times Discovers Bleakest McDonald’s Ever
Are You a Head Person or a Heart Person?