Address from the Senator

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Miestrâ Schivâ, UrN: Quite frankly, should a new Conservative-Monarchist party start up, I hope the King would give them the ZPT seats. Jan 19, 2020 19:25:33 GMT -6
Sir Alexandreu Davinescu: Well, I don't know how that would happen, but it would be inorganic unless JP declined to assign them or couldn't be reached. HM is required to give them to someone from the elected party if the leader is able to assign them. Jan 19, 2020 19:54:25 GMT -6
Sir Alexandreu Davinescu: Not to mention the long odds of a new conservative party starting in the next couple of weeks. Jan 19, 2020 21:07:26 GMT -6
E.S. Bornatfiglheu: Maybe new citizens S.T. Kings and Hosea Uhry can start one. Jan 20, 2020 10:38:59 GMT -6
Lüc da Schir: Somehow missed the hearing bit where V said he had been to the RWC. I hope you enjoyed it! Jan 22, 2020 5:48:27 GMT -6
Viteu Marcianüs: I did! In fact, I enjoyed Japan more than anticipated. Jan 22, 2020 10:10:06 GMT -6
Lüc da Schir: Today's outtakes from the impeachment trial: the Senate chaplain has an amazing voice Jan 22, 2020 13:51:41 GMT -6
Eðo Grischun: He's all 'bout that bass, 'bout that bass, no treble. Jan 22, 2020 19:45:42 GMT -6
Ian Plätschisch: Senators are apparently only allowed to drink water and milk within the chamber Jan 22, 2020 22:32:52 GMT -6
Lüc da Schir: Well, the Chancellor of the Exchequer is allowed alcohol during the Budget statement, but AFAIK nobody since Ken Clarke has done so Jan 23, 2020 4:41:04 GMT -6
King John: I think it's in Tacitus's Germania that he says the ancient Germans had a rule that they had to vote on each proposed law once sober and once drunk, and it had to pass both times. I mentioned this one time, and a guy I worked with said, "That would Jan 23, 2020 14:16:26 GMT -6
King John: never work here. How could you get Congress sobered up all at once?" Jan 23, 2020 14:16:45 GMT -6
Magniloqueu Épiqeu da Lhiun: Hahahaha, that is an amazing rule. We should do that here. Jan 24, 2020 6:27:45 GMT -6
Viteu Marcianüs: John--the court in which I clerked was in my State's capital. The pub at which I became a regular was next to the state buildings, so it was the "go to" for many legislators and their aids every Monday night at 10:00 p.m. when the Legislature was in Jan 26, 2020 12:34:36 GMT -6
Viteu Marcianüs: in session. Jan 26, 2020 12:34:39 GMT -6
Viteu Marcianüs: So needless to say, I heard a lot of things that I questioned whether should be discussed in public (through no fault, but you sit at a table having a beer after work and cannot always help overhearing another table next to you). Jan 26, 2020 12:35:32 GMT -6
Viteu Marcianüs: In any event, I found it amusing how often the legislators, who would vigorously argue and grandstand in opposition to another party's position were chatting and agreeing on everything with each other in the pub. Jan 26, 2020 12:36:47 GMT -6
Viteu Marcianüs: My thought, on a number of occasions, was, especially at a time when my legislature could get nothing passed, "you're all getting along quite well right now, so why not take the vote?" (Of course, this was not serious for obvious reasons, but yeah Jan 26, 2020 12:38:22 GMT -6
Viteu Marcianüs: to paraphrase from what is, perhaps, falsely attributed to Hemingway, why not "debate sober; vote drunk"? :-) Jan 26, 2020 12:39:32 GMT -6
Miestrâ Schivâ, UrN: The thing is that I get a different message from all the legislators getting on behind closed doors: that party politics is a scam upon the voters, that all these so-called political enemies are in it together, against the masses. Jan 27, 2020 17:20:10 GMT -6