1. "Wacky occupations listed on electoral roll" <http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3426401a4560,00.html> "For instance, Blair Christieson is a lion tamer. Cameron Curd is a Jedi Master. Mark Bryan lists his occupation as 'parasite'. Nikolasa Biasny- Tule is one of two philosophers in Hamilton East" 2. "Dog enrolled to vote at NZ elections" <http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200509/s1466940.htm> "New Zealand's electoral office has asked police to look into how a South Island man enrolled his dog to vote prior to last weekend's general election" 3. "NZ politician keeps election promise, streaks ahead" <http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200509/s1468158.htm> "A New Zealand politician who promised to run naked through the streets if he lost an election bet attempted to honour his pledge on Sunday, but in the nature of politicians he was not prepared fully to expose himself to the naked truth" 4. "Political dispute ends in muck" <http://www.aftenposten.no/english/local/article1125176.ece> "A heated disagreement over the prospects of the Center Party at the recent national elections literally ended with muckspreading" 5. "Sri Lankan election chief's heart not in it" <http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200509/s1467699.htm> "Sri Lankan election chief Dayananda Dissanayake will be running November presidential elections but will not be voting - he does not trust politicians" 6. "Donkey Wins Colorado Mayoral Election" <http://www.wjla.com/news/stories/0704/161651.html> "No elephants need apply. This unincorporated area on Saturday re-elected Paco Bell, a donkey, as its mayor, and that wasn't even close. Two of the four candidates didn't show up... Residents like to poke fun at the political process, and they do it by electing a donkey as mayor" 7. "British election a linguist's minefield" <http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200504/s1355800.htm> "After using 'dog whistle' policies and even 'playing dead', the main United Kingdom Opposition party is hoping to score a 'back-door victory'" 8. "An election experience" [expired link] <http://www.newsday.com/news/local/longisland/ny-libaxt0317,0,3976237, print.story?coll=ny-linews-headlines> "James Neville achieved a rarity in American politics on Tuesday night. He ran unopposed for a third term as mayor in a North Hempstead village, and lost" 9. "Lucky dip selects new Sydney deputy mayor" <http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200509/s1458826.htm> "Sydney's deputy lord mayor, John McInerney, has lost office after a council vote and a lucky dip draw"
Monday, October 3, 2005
Posted by Bruno at 7:12pm