American Elections?

#1
Whoa, whoa, whoa. Hold the phone. Apparently there are some sort of Presidential elections going on America?

You'd have thought Sky Fookin News would have had something on about it wouldn't you?
 
#2
Hardly any mention of it anywhere, first I heard was when you mentioned it. Are you sure? I'm positive the press would have banged on and on about it for the last year.



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#3
You two are obviously not watching the TV its all over it, honestly its on like every channel. nutters!
 
#5
Somewhere in the Americas I believe - Canada perhaps?
 
#8
I'm in Italy, I only get BFBS!

Ha I win.
 
#9
verticalgyro said:
hallveg said:
You two are obviously not watching the TV its all over it, honestly its on like every channel. nutters!
I have had BBC 24, CNN, Sky news and Fox news on all morning. They haven't mentioned a peep about it.

Are you sure there are some elections going on in America?
Not that I've heard.... :p

But if there was I'm sure great institutions like the BBC would present a fair balanced view of both candidates and not just devote all air time to the liberal lefty 'effnic' one - my god no, harrumph
 
#11
scrofula said:
America? Where's that then? Is it near Washington in the Midlands? Didn't we do local elections a while ago?
Apparantly we have colonised a continent called the 'New World' although what they are electing to do God only knows.
 
#12
scrofula said:
America? Where's that then? Is it near Washington in the Midlands? Didn't we do local elections a while ago?
Geographically-challenged is what you are. Washington (pron. Weshint'n)
is in the NE just doon from The Toon and just up from Durham.
We expelled a few ne'er-do-wells from there a couple of hundred years back to some colony or other where they kicked up a bit of a fuss so we had to go and burn their house to show them who was boss.
Been a bit quiet since then as we haven't had to burn anything else. Why are they doing something?
 
#13
I'm in shock Alf. A New Continent, you say? The television is failing everyone when it comes to information these days. And they are actually having an election? I can only suppose it is due to the hard work of our missionaries. Knowing native culture a bit from my days in Africa, I can only hope they won't turn it into some sort of street theatre. Surely not.
 

TheIronDuke

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#14
Does their Brittanic Majesty know the dizzy goats are running around electing things? They asked Queen Victoria which side of the road they should drive on and she replied "Please yourselves".

Look how that worked out.
 
#15
There is no danger at all of it degenerating into an uncontrolled farce; I can assure you of that. I mean, a country that has evolved as an entirely democratic state would not let that happen would it? I predict that this 'New World' will hold true and proper elections that are not open to abuse by the wealthy effectively buying favours by donating immense sums to the candidates to use as publicity - perhaps this lack of funding is why the television broadcasters have largely ignored the elections.
 

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#16
And in the spirit of their brave new world, the candidates would be wise savants, scholars and people of a thoughtful, moderate temprement.

Stary eyed dingbat slappers who believe in witchcraft and are compulsive liars would be kept to the back of the crowd in restraints
 

elovabloke

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#17
It's only to elect the best TV reporter. That’s why they are all there. It's like Miss World with ties.
 
#18
TheIronDuke said:
And in the spirit of their brave new world, the candidates would be wise savants, scholars and people of a thoughtful, moderate temprement.

Stary eyed dingbat slappers who believe in witchcraft and are compulsive liars would be kept to the back of the crowd in restraints
Of course, and ill-educated buffoons would stand no chance at all, there were rumours about 8 years ago that they had elected a monkey in a suit but that must have been some sort of political joke that we don't get back here. Even the untamed rabble in Hartlepool were not confused by the dressed up monkey trick!
 
#19
Just caught a little snippet on the wireless, the bloke who invented the oven chip and Michael Palin are running for the shitehouse... or something.
 
#20
George_Boots said:
Whoa, whoa, whoa. Hold the phone. Apparently there are some sort of Presidential elections going on America?

You'd have thought Sky Fookin News would have had something on about it wouldn't you?
probably because the whole of america was still in bed at the time you posted this. :roll:
 

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