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blip 2015-10-26 23:00

[QUOTE=davar55;413432]Sorry, I forgot that the US of A wasn't the only constitutional democracy in the world currently
involved in an interesting election cycle to find a new president, and including at least one
really poor choice (cartoon is an appropriate word). Oh, we are. :smile:[/QUOTE]
No: Argentina, Poland (ok, they elected a new parliament), Guatemala, Côte d’Ivoire, Tansania, Burkina Faso, Somaliland are also on the list.

kladner 2015-10-26 23:52

[QUOTE=only_human;413866][URL="http://www.vox.com/2015/10/26/9616984/guatemala-election-jimmy-morales"]Guatemala just elected a comedian with zero political experience to be president[/URL][/QUOTE]

[QUOTE]Morales's TV show focused on running characters, often ones portrayed as being stupid. The content of the show has been criticized for its portrayals of [URL="http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2015/10/26/jimmy_morales_wins_guatemalan_presidential_election.html?wpsrc=sh_all_dt_tw_top"]women and LGBTQ Guatemalans[/URL]. One of his running characters is a [URL="https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2015/09/19/jimmy-morales-used-to-do-black-face-comedy-hes-now-poised-to-be-guatemalas-president/"]black man played by Morales in blackface[/URL]. [/QUOTE]

What could possibly go wrong?

davar55 2015-10-27 13:17

[QUOTE=blip;413879]No: Argentina, Poland (ok, they elected a new parliament), Guatemala, Côte d’Ivoire, Tansania, Burkina Faso, Somaliland are also on the list.[/QUOTE]

Well at least OUR cartoon candidate is leading his party's polls. :smile:

only_human 2015-10-27 16:52

[QUOTE=davar55;413945]Well at least OUR cartoon candidate is leading his party's polls. :smile:[/QUOTE]
[url]http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088763/quotes[/url]
[QUOTE][Dr. Emmett Brown is doubting Marty McFly's story about that he is from the future]
Dr. Emmett Brown: Then tell me, future boy, who's President of the United States in 1985?

Marty McFly: Ronald Reagan.

Dr. Emmett Brown: Ronald Reagan? The actor?
[chuckles in disbelief]
Dr. Emmett Brown: Then who's vice president? Jerry Lewis?
[rushing out and down a hill toward his laboratory]
Dr. Emmett Brown: I suppose Jane Wyman is the First Lady!

Marty McFly: [following Doc] Whoa. Wait, Doc!

Dr. Emmett Brown: And Jack Benny is secretary of the treasury.

Marty McFly: [outside the lab door] Doc, you gotta listen to me.

Dr. Emmett Brown: [opens the door to the lab] I've had enough practical jokes for one evening. Good night, future boy!
[closes the door leaving Marty outside][/QUOTE]

davar55 2015-11-13 15:44

[QUOTE=only_human;413975][URL]http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088763/quotes[/URL][/QUOTE]

Is every quote from BTTF a gem?

only_human 2015-11-13 22:19

[QUOTE=davar55;416064]Is every quote from BTTF a gem?[/QUOTE]
Nah, I draw on them all. Some lines just stick with a person, especially good closing lines. e.g. Billy Wilder's tombstone epithet.

For this thread's context, there are plenty of election related movies to choose from. Idiocracacy, Moon over Parador, Dave, Wag the Dog, ...

A comedian recently joined the US presidential election race. The show will go on and on and on. Sometimes a spoonful of humor helps the mendacity go down.

davar55 2015-11-14 02:45

[QUOTE=only_human;416114]Nah, I draw on them all. Some lines just stick with a person, especially good closing lines. e.g. Billy Wilder's tombstone epithet.
For this thread's context, there are plenty of election related movies to choose from. Idiocracacy, Moon over Parador, Dave, Wag the Dog, ...
A comedian recently joined the US presidential election race. The show will go on and on and on. Sometimes a spoonful of humor helps the mendacity go down.[/QUOTE]
One oughta try optimism instead of mild cynicism (or did I misread?).
The clown won't win the election.

We can discuss honesty some time ...

only_human 2015-11-18 05:07

Why is it that when a politician parts their hair someone else takes a haircut?

xilman 2015-11-18 19:02

[QUOTE=only_human;416502]Why is it that when a politician parts their hair someone else takes a haircut?[/QUOTE]
¿Que?

only_human 2015-11-18 19:17

[QUOTE=xilman;416564]¿Que?[/QUOTE]
Just random noise on my part. Colitis trouble was keeping me up and I couldn't sleep. I was whinging about politics in the devils' thread and internally musing on Sarah Palin and Trump match-ups (almost indistinguishable from my colitis discomfort) and her recent murmurs of political availability and on his hair and her hair too, actually, and thus I threw down a pointless and elliptical comment here.

xilman 2015-11-18 19:30

[QUOTE=only_human;416567]Just random noise on my part. Colitis trouble was keeping me up and I couldn't sleep. I was whinging about politics in the devils' thread and internally musing on Sarah Palin and Trump match-ups (almost indistinguishable from my colitis discomfort) and her recent murmurs of political availability and on his hair and her hair too, actually, and thus I threw down a pointless and elliptical comment here.[/QUOTE]Ah.

The girl with colitis goes by.


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