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Apparently we can disregard that last entry as today fun arrived in the post:

I ask you, what a rabble. Nice to see them being as honest as ever although I don't know which is more laughable - Marty Millar and his millions in a little semi in Coolnasilla, Stalford in the Braniel or Gauleiter Hiddleston in a wee tumbledown terrace in the back streets of Cregagh. I'm sure they all own their alleged abodes as politicians here invariably are also rack renting landlords, but who the hell are they trying to kid giving those as their home addresses?! As much as I can't stand the woman at least Little-Pengelly is being a bit honest about her mansion.

At the risk of repetition the election to this tinpot jaw-factory is as meaningless as they come but I'll most likely go through the motions anyway and submit a 1-2-3-4 of Mervyn, Kerr, Burns and Bailey and be done with it. So apologies in advance to all four of you as, given my track record, defeat is now inevitable. Ah voting, if it had any impact they'd have abolished it years ago.

Date: 2017-02-19 03:19 pm (UTC)
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So apologies in advance to all four of you as, given my track record, defeat is now inevitable.

Yeah, i know the feeling. i've never voted for a winning candidate for president or governor. Rarely for judicial or legislative seats. But if we stop we'll guarantee we get no say.

Date: 2017-02-19 05:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I think the closest I've ever got was my fifth choice on a single-transferable vote being elected but she was elected on the first ballot so my transfer didn't come into it. Otherwise, kiss of death every time.

Are you one of those places that gets to vote for sheriffs and the like?

Date: 2017-02-19 06:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Sheriff, county board, school board, village president, village council . . . yeah. Don't you?

Date: 2017-02-20 03:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
None of those. City council is the lowest thing we get to vote for, everything else is appointed. Admittedly we don't actually have most of those things (and I'm not even sure what they all are) but local democracy is a bit of an alien concept here.


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