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protein
07-04-2005, 00:45:39
which way would you vote?

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
07-04-2005, 02:27:17
I think I detect your bias in this poll, protein.

If I were the 2004 American electorate at large, I'd go for the devil I knew and vote Blair.

Since mainstream parties are all pretty much the same, I'd be voting minor party. The Greens are useless, since they're pretty much one issue wonders (unless you have different greens there. So I'd probably go the Yogic Flying Natural Law party, since they're no issue wonders, they should be fairly innocuous.

zmama
07-04-2005, 04:14:03
jep, me too

Beta1
07-04-2005, 09:18:08
and me. But you forgot the true home of all protest votes - the monster raving loony party.

Actually I'll probably just write "fuck off the lot of you" across the ballot paper (again)

miester gandertak
07-04-2005, 09:19:35
I think it's wrong having elections on st. Drekkus's day.

Funko
07-04-2005, 09:21:05
They were going to have it the day before but that's Star Wars day.

miester gandertak
07-04-2005, 09:22:22
wow now i have a great gift this year for that hemiwit.
don't tell

miester gandertak
07-04-2005, 09:25:20
You know once every 5 years it's a bank holiday our st. Drekkus day.

it's an old dutch tradition to stay in and lay down on the cough.
That day we don't use the toilet but use the sink to piss in.
Every sentence we use must end with a question mark.

Funko
07-04-2005, 13:19:33
A bit later on he might have felt like he'd got his own medicine. The day after he had challenged Labour MPs to put their hands up if they are using Tony Blair's photo on their election leaflets, it's payback time.

A mischievous sketchwriter challenged hospital staff to put their hands up if they were voting Tory. Not one did - some laughed at the idea. But Mr Howard saved his blushes, suggesting that they were more disciplined than Labour MPs by not revealing their voting intentions.

:lol:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/vote_2005/blog/default.stm

Spartak
07-04-2005, 21:48:24
Doesn't really matter who I vote for the odious tory will still get in :(

I'll probably plump for the Liberals this time. I went Liberal last time but that was only because they had a slim chance of unseating the tory. This time round I'm slightly more committed to the Liberati...

Caligastia
07-04-2005, 21:50:59
I have a British passport, so I'm going to see if I can register to vote in this one.

jsorense
08-04-2005, 07:18:58
Originally posted by Beta1

Actually I'll probably just write "fuck off the lot of you" across the ballot paper (again) Paper? Do you use quill pens too?

Spartak
08-04-2005, 08:53:56
OG.

No.

Funko
08-04-2005, 09:08:42
Originally posted by jsorense
Paper? Do you use quill pens too?

Pencils. :) What else do you need for an election?

Dyl Ulenspiegel
08-04-2005, 09:12:53
Chads. Lots and lots of chads.

Funko
08-04-2005, 09:14:55
I don't know anyone called Chad.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
08-04-2005, 09:16:43
Chad Bush, governor of Florida.

MDA
08-04-2005, 15:02:54
http://society.guardian.co.uk/localgovt/news/0,8368,1451921,00.html

"electoral fraud that would disgrace a banana republic" :lol:

Drekkus
08-04-2005, 15:05:35
Originally posted by Funko
Pencils. :) What else do you need for an election? we use voting computers

MDA
08-04-2005, 15:07:21
Who thinks the guy in the lower right hand corner looks suspicious? *raises hand*

Soap. Opera. Villain.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
08-04-2005, 15:12:50
Is that Iraq's new government?

Pope
08-04-2005, 16:00:30
Wow...this is a very racist forum.

MDA
08-04-2005, 16:18:08
Originally posted by Dyl Ulenspiegel
Is that Iraq's new government?

I think its Birmingham, Alabama, UK.

Funko
08-04-2005, 16:21:02
Birmingham has large asian communities. *shrug*

King_Ghidra
08-04-2005, 16:28:10
Originally posted by Pope
Wow...this is a very racist forum.

too right, stinking whiteys

gonna kill me a cracker

Funko
08-04-2005, 16:29:21
He's not scared of the likes of you

http://www.televisionheaven.co.uk/cracker3.jpg

Martini
08-04-2005, 16:39:35
Does this mean I have to organise a postal vote? Any idea as to how I would find out where my 'home constituency' is?? I really want to vote this year but have never done so before in my life, even the European parliament etcetctec.

Funko
08-04-2005, 16:44:23
Are you on the electoral role anywhere? Normally done by a form sent round to every house where the people living there have to send it back and say who lives there and is of voting age? If you aren't registered or aren't sure you can check with whatever councils you might be registered with.

http://www.aboutmyvote.co.uk/

Basically everything you need to know is on that site. You can probably register wherever you are now but it's too late to register for the May election now, you have a bit of time to apply for a postal vote though.

Funko
08-04-2005, 16:45:01
All the contact details for all the councils are on there as well.

Martini
08-04-2005, 17:13:06
Thanx Funko :)

It seems I am not actually registered to vote anywhere at the moment. I thought my parents would at least have had the courtesy to lie and say I was living with them so I would have been registered a couple of years ago. But apparently not.

The one time I could actually be bothered to give a shit about politics and I'm not allowed to. Typical.

Spartak
08-04-2005, 17:30:15
Its your own fault. :)

The Mad Monk
08-04-2005, 19:00:14
TORY! TORY! TORY!

Lazarus and the Gimp
08-04-2005, 20:32:35
An expression normally uttered before exploding in a burst of flame and twisted metal.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
08-04-2005, 21:48:21
Or being taken away in happy white jacket.

Darkstar
08-04-2005, 22:49:07
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
An expression normally uttered before exploding in a burst of flame and twisted metal.

:hmm: :gotit: What is, "I'm pregnant."?

sleeping_satsuma
08-04-2005, 22:57:21
For the purposes of this poll I have voted UKIP for two reasons:

1) It will make Protein a very happy man as he imagines me, Daily Mail in hand, ranting about immigrants etc

2) I like the idea that mahogany faced Robert Kilroy-Silk could be racing up the backbenches at Prime Ministers question time, microphone in hand, squatting next to a dissenting minister, head cocked thoughtfully, asking 'so Minister, how do the changes to the education bill make you Feeeeeel....hm....hm...and was that because you were fat when you were a child?...' etc as he pats them on the knee...... :)

sleeping_satsuma
08-04-2005, 22:58:46
ps yes i know he was sacked

pps I will really be voting Liberal Democrat, even though Celtic gingers are a proven election loser :/

MDA
08-04-2005, 23:54:55
TORA! TORA! TORA!

someone had to do it

Cruddy
09-04-2005, 00:02:30
Sorry. Can't vote in this election because I was too late registering.

Lazarus and the Gimp
09-04-2005, 08:27:44
Pah. I live in a Tory safe seat.

notyoueither
09-04-2005, 08:35:02
Originally posted by Cruddy
Sorry. Can't vote in this election because I was too late registering.

That's harsh. Got to make the machine respond to the people, not the other way around.

Lazarus and the Gimp
09-04-2005, 09:30:27
You think we should accommodate the idle and useless? People too basically addled to put something in a postbox?

Spartak
09-04-2005, 09:37:02
Making people register is supposed to prevent fraud and then we offer the parties free votes from the postal votes...

Lazarus and the Gimp
09-04-2005, 12:45:21
Postal votes should be banned.

protein
09-04-2005, 13:19:37
Except perhaps for disabled people. Or maybe there could be a visiting ballot box van for disabled and old people. I dunno.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
09-04-2005, 14:16:37
We have a flying ballot box and special return officers for disabled and old people.

And I know that last part sounds odd.

Koshko
09-04-2005, 23:01:27
Being an American, I would always vote for the Monster Raving Loony Party.

Spartak
09-04-2005, 23:04:39
Originally posted by protein
Except perhaps for disabled people. Or maybe there could be a visiting ballot box van for disabled and old people. I dunno. In Russia they will bring a ballot box to old people - but then that just gives them some private time with an unsupervised ballotbox.

Cruddy
09-04-2005, 23:06:53
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
You think we should accommodate the idle and useless? People too basically addled to put something in a postbox?

I'm SURE I did post it - either Royal Mail ate it or the election officer thought it was a fraud attempt.

Don't ask me, I've had the same address for years.

Oerdin
09-04-2005, 23:54:34
LDP and the Tories have as much chance of unseating Tony as Pope John Paul has of standing up and doing the Macarena.

They may pick up the odd seat though.

Provost Harrison
10-04-2005, 01:07:02
Well I have moved pretty recently so I am not sure where I am in terms of votes...even though I live in Eltham I think I am registered to vote in Bexleyheath and Crayford...like I give a crap anymore?

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
10-04-2005, 01:47:30
Originally posted by Cruddy
I'm SURE I did post it - either Royal Mail ate it or the election officer thought it was a fraud attempt.

Don't ask me, I've had the same address for years.

"Box under the Millenium Bridge" probably isn't what they're looking for in way of a valid address.

Gary
11-04-2005, 12:00:26
Damn !!! :mad:

Just checked my constituency on the BBC election pages. Turns out last election - LAB 43%, CON 40%, LIB 14%, OTHER 2%.

What's the bleeding point of voting Liberal here :tizzy:

(Please avoid quips involving the word "anywhere".)

Funko
11-04-2005, 12:02:26
See if you can tactically swap your vote with a labour voter in a close Liberal Conservative seat.

Gary
11-04-2005, 12:04:34
Like I'd trust that.... mmm maybe I can tactically swop with a few dozen Labour voters though :)

notyoueither
12-04-2005, 03:16:16
:lol:

MOBIUS
12-04-2005, 23:47:17
Hey! What about RESPECT (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/vote_2005/frontpage/4432191.stm)!?:lol:

I used to go to school in Beffnal Green...:cute:

MOBIUS
12-04-2005, 23:50:52
...or VERITAS (http://www.veritasparty.co.uk/) :bouncmsk:

Immortal Wombat
13-04-2005, 00:02:19
VERITAS - Suits you!
http://www.veritasparty.com/newspics/marmitekilroy.jpg

protein
13-04-2005, 00:05:17
Asked about the problem of drugs in the constituency, Mr Galloway said: "If the Royal Navy was not patrolling the coast of the Persian Gulf but patrolling the coast of Great Britain there would be fewer boats arriving every night landing junk on our shores that ends up in the veins of our young people."

ChairmanXang
13-04-2005, 00:09:21
It's a sham! We dont have 49 posters!

MOBIUS
13-04-2005, 00:53:49
Originally posted by Immortal Wombat
VERITAS - Suits you!
http://www.veritasparty.com/newspics/marmitekilroy.jpg

:lol:

I can't believe he actually posted that pic on his website - there must be a mole in the party or something...

*End Is Forever*
13-04-2005, 01:18:38
Originally posted by Gary
Damn !!! :mad:

Just checked my constituency on the BBC election pages. Turns out last election - LAB 43%, CON 40%, LIB 14%, OTHER 2%.

What's the bleeding point of voting Liberal here :tizzy:

(Please avoid quips involving the word "anywhere".)

Yes, but every constituency outside NI is a "top LibDem target for 2009!"... :rolleyes:

sleeping_satsuma
13-04-2005, 02:26:56
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
Postal votes should be banned.

Broadly speaking, that rules out anyone in the forces, anyone abroad, anyone at university, and anyone old or incapacitated.

I'm surprised Labour haven't thought of it already :cute:

JM^3
13-04-2005, 02:42:34
I like postal votes

most people in Oregon vote that way.. I wish I could vote that way here

JM

sleeping_satsuma
13-04-2005, 02:52:30
" I like postal votes" :lol: best quote ever!

yes I forgot people living in remote areas and people who are jim Muller.

Gary
13-04-2005, 07:52:12
I needed a postal vote last time.

I foolishly thought that because my new council knew I was there to take money off me, they also knew I was there to give me a vote. Turns out that when it's in the interest of the resident, council departments don't share information.

Had to vote in the constituency I'd left a few months earlier.

*End Is Forever*
14-04-2005, 00:42:15
I'm voting by post, as I'll be working away from home on election day. I hate voting by post and I even deliberately went to the polling station last year to drop off my vote even though it was all-postal.

Funko
14-04-2005, 09:38:15
I'm voting by post 'cause I'll be in scotland. I'm not a huge fan but at least it means I can vote this year.

notyoueither
14-04-2005, 10:27:39
Why would you go to Scotland? Checking out the latest model of sheep?

I know it will hurt, but it is worth it.

Tizzy
14-04-2005, 11:08:07
Oh, it'll hurt way more than that