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(Mother Nature Network)   Seven pets that have run for office   ( divider line
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2838 clicks; posted to Main » on 08 Aug 2012 at 9:17 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-08-08 09:21:04 AM

Corporate Lapdog
2012-08-08 09:29:48 AM  
Presidential Canduhdate Mitt "The Shiat" Romney, Romneyhood, Ritz Cracka, Willard the Republitard, El Jefe Acartonado, Milli Vanilli Romni,

/open for more suggestions...
2012-08-08 09:39:01 AM  
*checks article*

2. Clay Henry

*leaves satisfied*
2012-08-08 09:39:46 AM  
Forgetting Pigasus would have been a glaring omission, I'm glad they remembered him.
2012-08-08 09:43:35 AM  
Long live the reign of Stubbs! One of the highlights of a family friend's wedding in Talkeetna was having the Mayor show up at the reception to give his blessing.

2012-08-08 09:47:58 AM  

invaderkong: Long live the reign of Stubbs! One of the highlights of a family friend's wedding in Talkeetna was having the Mayor show up at the reception to give his blessing.


I have him a pat on the head in 1999 when I met him....he's been around a LONG time....for a Mayorcat
2012-08-08 09:52:27 AM

Vote for me. Try and avoid my stare....
2012-08-08 10:38:48 AM  
Lucy Lou
The mayor of Rabbit Hash, Ky., is a red-and-white border collie who's been serving the unincorporated community since 2008.

I'd vote for it...
2012-08-08 10:41:12 AM  
GOP write in campaign for Millie Bush in one, two, three .... To balance the ticket, she'll ask Socks the Cat to be her Vice-Presidential running mate.

Their campagin slogan "When you're as desperate for power as a Republican, any dog will run." Criticize the President and the Vice-President's claws come out--literally.

Speaking of biatches running for the White House, that daschund looks a bit like Colin, the voter in Blackadder III's excellent election episode, one of the best election parodies ever, and as well-researched as Pitt the Younger's paper on "Why Don't Girls Like Me?"

But, of course, most comedians in the UK are graduates of Oxbridge and thus have decent 1950s high school educations. You can expect documentary quality from BBC2 britcoms.
2012-08-08 10:54:39 AM  
In the spirit of full disclosure, I once voted for the Rhinoceros Party. It was a Canadian version of the Brazilian original which ran a rhinoceros in the São Paulo city zoo (named Cacareco) in the city council contest in 1958. The rhino won the election but was not seated. (Apparently Rinos always win. There has never been any person right wing enough for the hard right wing Tail Republicans who wag the dog, so to speak.)

Among their many promises to Canadians were building a giant white elephant in Montreal (other than the Olympic Stadium); paving over the Bay of Fundy so teenagers in Saint John, New Brunswick, would have a parking lot to hang out in; installinig windmills in Nova Scotia and blowing it out to sea (let "Farewell to Nova Scotia" be our motto); and giving 10,000,000 unemployed Canadians jobs as band members or roadies.

It's this kind of thinking that could make Canada great if only there were any follow-through in this damn country.

They've been talking about building a canal through the Isthmus of Chibucto for over 250 years and at the rate they are going, we're not getting one until the Greenland Ice Cap melts due to global warming. That could take another 250 years unless there is some sort of unexpected abrupt climate shift. Mind you, an abrupt Day After Tomorrow type climate shift is more likely than anybody cares to think. They have happened in the past. And the Isthmus of Chibucto is very shallow. All it would take is the collapse of that volcano in La Palma to send a giant tsunami across it. Tides are over 40 feet as it is because the Bay of Fundy acts as a funnel when it isn't serving as a parking lot.

But I digress.

Revenons à nos moutons.
2012-08-08 11:03:49 AM  
They say that a vote for a third party candidate is a wasted vote. Personally I believe that no vote is ever wasted. They are a form of communication, like a letter to your representative (Senator, Deputy, Member of Parliament, whatever they call themselves) and they count those for the official statistics which determine what their opinions are.

When you vote for a third party candidate, you are sending a message to the second party. It is "shape up or ship out". They don't like that so they join the winners in claiming that a vote for a third party is a wasted vote. This is just sour grapes. The only vote you waste is a vote in an election whose outcome is pre-determined by apathy and a lack of real choice. That's when you can afford to get creative.

I have voted for many parties (except the Tories and the Marijuana Party). I don't vote for the Marijuana Party because it is really a wasted vote since if they win they will be too stoned to remember that they ran. Voting for the Tories, of course, is a last resort. They have to be running against Nazis or Commies, with the later party a shoo-in for Government or Official Opposition at least. This sort of crazy shiat only happens in Lady Ga-Ga Land and Alberta. Back East we are far too sensible to let this sort of thing happen. And for this purpose, the East starts in Saskatchewan, the province that gave us universal health insurance.
2012-08-08 01:18:41 PM  
What, no Wimpy the Gerbil? Wimpy "ran" for Undergraduate Student Government at Penn State back in 1981. It was a big story, targeting the state of affairs of the USG at the time. See Monty Python Society for details.

//this post is Sandusky free
2012-08-08 04:20:44 PM  
Vote for Hank.
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