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General Election

Well, I've gone and done my civic duty and cast my vote in the General Election. As I hadn't decided yet which party to vote for, I did an online vote match this morning, only to find that the party whose programme seemed most closely aligned to my own ideas wasn't actually on the list...which means they probably failed the so-called 'kiesdrempel' (voting threshold, a fixed number of signatures any party is required to obtain before being allowed to participate). And so I defaulted to the name that was within easiest reach of the furthest the red-pencil-on-a-string would stretch to without me having to shift the ballot paper around, which I didn't want to do in case I gave an inkling of what I might have voted to people waiting in line behind me, because there was no curtain to the booth! I'm definitely going to put in a complaint about that, as I didn't feel my privacy was being protected.

Now we'll just have to wait several hours for the results, and several months before a new coalition government will be ready to begin work after the summer recess. If only our lot could take a leaf out of the UK 'How To Form A Coalition Government In Less Than A Week'-book!

And YAY! it looks like we're going to have another Where I Live Day! I can't believe the last time has been over 2 years ago. Check out wild_photos for the details.



Jun. 11th, 2010 12:10 pm (UTC)
We're certainly going through some interesting times (polically speaking)!

IMO, Top Gear is the most consistently entertaining show on television bar none, and I don't even care about cars, really. But Jezza, May and Hammond, whatever their respective ages, are just such boys it's hard not to fall completely under their spell.
Jun. 11th, 2010 08:52 pm (UTC)
I read an article about the appeal of Top Gear and it said that you wouldn't want to watch stupid guys acting stupid, or stupid guys acting smart, or even smart guys acting smart. But you would want to watch smart guys acting stupid which is what you get with Top Gear. I know that some (English) people on my FL hate Clarkson with a fiery passion but I find him very funny. I know May has a thing for toys and hasn't he done a series about old toys?
Jun. 11th, 2010 10:31 pm (UTC)
I know May has a thing for toys and hasn't he done a series about old toys?

He did; toys he remembered from his childhood...and then he went and blew up his sister's tree (doll) house!

Jezza's a boor but he's dead funny with it...I don't know why lorry drivers took such offense when he made that remark about them killing prostitutes, it was so obviously one of his embarrassingly bad jokes.


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