Posts tagged ‘election’

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 . . .

http://i.imgur.com/JGg0pYv.jpg

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 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zdw0iV597Rs

October 31, 2012

Old Folks on Voter Suppression

by duncanr

WARNING – Language NSFW

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)

August 30, 2012

Serbian Mayor – “I am not a Plonker”

by duncanr

Igor Pavličić, who is seeking re-election as mayor of Novi Sad in Serbia insists he is not a plonker

rodney trotterHe was forced into issuing a denial after political opponents plastered posters all over town of actor Nicholas Lyndhurst, who plays the part of Del Boy’s younger brother, Rodney Trotter, in the BBC hit comedy series “Only Fools and Horses”. The show is apparently very popular in the Balkans and opponents have pointed to both a certain physical resemblance between the mayor and Rodney, and to . . .

August 15, 2012

Mentally Disabled Unfit for Political Office?

by duncanr

In Belgium, a mentally disabled man is seeking election to a seat in Ghent’s City Council.

Opinion is divided. Some supporting, others opposing his candidacy

Summing up the views of the latter, one resident said . . .

“he has mental disabilities so . . . he may have problems with reasoning,”

Hhmmm, ‘problems with reasoning’ ? The same could be said of many of the current crop of MPs in the UK !

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