Posts tagged ‘election’

April 13, 2015

Conservatives Clear as Mud

by duncanr

come election time, politicians promise voters the earth in exchange for their votes

it is common for opposing parties to scrutinize each other’s promises, ready to attack if those promises have not been properly costed

osborne has a planparties are generally careful then to specify how they propose to raise the money to fund their promises,e.g., a new tax, an increase in an existing tax, making savings by cutting expenditure on certain services

I say ‘generally’ because this time round, the UK conservative party is . . .

April 11, 2015

Where’s the Money Coming From?

by duncanr

jeremy hunt edit

Read all about it here –

March 13, 2013

How the New Pope is Elected

by duncanr

cardinals  in romeFor the past few days, Roman Catholic Cardinals from around the world have been gathering in Rome to elect a new Head of their Church

They have now gone into Conclave – a posh word for a secret meeting behind closed doors – and will remain there (apart from brief trips to the loo, or to the cellars to fetch more wine) until a 2/3rd majority agree on a sucker successor to Pope Benedict

The process by which a new Pope is selected is shrouded in secrecy . . . Until now !

Madhatters managed to infiltrate the Conclave and secretly snap this pic on a cell phone . . .

November 7, 2012

Obama Wins 2nd Term as President

by duncanr

Breaking News !

Barak Obama has been re-elected President of the USA

November 5, 2012

Madhatters President Election Poll

by duncanr

At long f*cken last, americans will finally vote tomorrow to elect the next President of the USA. All the polls indicate it will be a close run race. Bur are Madhatters evenly split between the two candidates? Cast your vote below and let’s see if the madhatters vote mirrors the real thing.

Since this is only a bit of fun, cast your vote even if you do not live in the USA (after all, whatever bugger gets in, their foreign policies are going to affect the rest of us)

Get your own Poll!

November 5, 2012

How a Loser can become USA President

by duncanr
November 4, 2012

Chris Rock : Message to White People

by duncanr

The election for the next president of the USA is on Tuesday and the polls put Obama and Romney neck and neck.

In a final push to drum up support for Obama, Chris Rock is urging white folk to vote a white guy into the White House

November 2, 2012

Guardian Animated Guide to Republican and Democrat Parties

by duncanr

The USA elects a new President in a few days. For non-Americans, the Guardian published a couple of animated guides explaining the historical roots of the Democrat and Republican parties

Embedding of the Democrat video has been disabled but you can watch it on Youtube by clicking this link

October 31, 2012

Old Folks on Voter Suppression

by duncanr


September 22, 2012

Sarah Silverman – Get Nana a Gun

by duncanr

Some folks see it as an attempt to eliminate voter fraud at elections – others, as a cynical ploy by Republicans to disenfranchise people (blacks, students, elderly, poor) who are most likely to be Democrat party supporters

Here, Sarah Silverman presents her view on the subject (with some NSFW language)


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