Plank 5 of the platform on which my party stood reads: "...the Defence Ministry will get the Royal Bodyguard staffed, will get some commissions out to the privateers so they can loot and pillage with our national blessing and for our national honour, will double the size of the navy, will put on a whole lot of pompous military displays, fly a bunch of flags, march around a lot, and make a whole lot of noise about the Canadians."
With great pleasure, I am proud to announce that I have named (and His Majesty the King has appointed) Sir Trotxâ Betiñéir, UrN, the Minister of Defence for the Kingdom of Talossa.
Sir Trotxâ, serving previously in this position, has nearly single-handedly made our national defences (and more importantly, the Web pages that are our sham pretense of said defences) what they are today. God only knows what he will do for them and us tomorrow, but we'll find out soon enough, because I don't know about where you might happen to be as I write this, but it's very dark here, and tomorrow is only a couple hours away.
I now ask that our nation join me in congratulating Sir Trotxâ and offering him our best wishes and our best efforts in support of his execution of the duties he now resumes.
Done under my hand -- well, both my hands, actually, while they are positioned in my awe-inspiring, strange, mysterious, and distinctive lobster-claw-like typing style, Hooligan Seneschál
Last Edit: Apr 19, 2007 0:32:37 GMT -6 by Hooligan
Miestrâ Schivâ, UrN: Seriously, win or lose - and I'm not confident of the vote in Florencia at least - the process has mapped out how provincial mergers (a much talked-about-but-nothing-done subject) can proceed in future.
Sept 19, 2019 14:29:34 GMT -6
Miestrâ Schivâ, UrN: If the MM and VD legislatures agree on a constitution for a united province, I would support the enabling legislation in the Ziu.
Sept 19, 2019 17:52:49 GMT -6
Miestrâ Schivâ, UrN: Provincial referendums to ratify (like for FL/FV) are not strictly legally/Organically necessary but I think we've set a good democratic precedent for them.
Sept 19, 2019 17:53:14 GMT -6
Eðo Grischun: There wasn't enough support for a merger of MM-VD last time the topic came up. I don't think anything has changed. Notably, it wasn't just Tories standing against the idea at the time as V was dead-set against it.
Sept 20, 2019 8:37:43 GMT -6
Eðo Grischun: Maybe those discussion will restart now that Epic is back around.
Sept 20, 2019 8:38:04 GMT -6
Eðo Grischun: Miestra: Yes, the precedent has been set and I agree that is a big positive. I still don't like that the Ziu needs an enabling Act though. Gives me similar feelings to when Scotland needs England's permission to hold referendums.
Sept 20, 2019 8:41:06 GMT -6
Eðo Grischun: I do recognise the difference. Talossan provinces aren't States, countries or nations in their own right. So, it makes sense for the Ziu to control their actions. However, it still stings to think that two provinces could...
Sept 20, 2019 8:42:20 GMT -6
Eðo Grischun: vote affirmative to merge with overwhelming majorities, yet the Ziu could still say no. They probably wouldn't, but the ability exists.
Sept 20, 2019 8:43:08 GMT -6
Eðo Grischun: Anyway. Whatever the result of the current referendum, I think we should all celebrate the democratic exercise that has taken place. The ability to speak our minds on self determination without violent means is worth applauding.
Sept 20, 2019 8:54:18 GMT -6
Magniloqueu Épiqeu da Lhiun: Etho, not sure I will seriously go back into politics; meseems that Talossa is missing professional culturicians, and I am looking forward to working in that direction. Speaking of which: A CROATIAN REFERENCE GRAMMAR IN TALOSSAN IS IN THE MAKINGS...
Sept 20, 2019 17:30:50 GMT -6
Magniloqueu Épiqeu da Lhiun: ...and everyone can help shape it, if they were so inclined! Also, lots of poems forthcoming!
Sept 20, 2019 17:31:12 GMT -6
Marcel Eðo Pairescu Tafial: Mas Epic, éu fost zirar, éu praiçeit contra l‘útzil dals müdadas [¿trad’éu?]
Sept 20, 2019 17:45:31 GMT -6
Magniloqueu Épiqeu da Lhiun: ¡Bah, cräpuçă, non tradas niþil! Säip qe las müdadăs non sînt trei utzís. Força eu ocså lor removarhéu, salva per quaisevol mocts; pronums, e.s.p.
Sept 20, 2019 17:58:40 GMT -6
Glüc da Dhi: Voting has started on the third and fourth groups of TMT-Movie theme songs
Sept 21, 2019 6:05:53 GMT -6
Glüc da Dhi: Final referendum reminder mails are out. Turnout update: 24 (FL 12, FV 12)
Sept 21, 2019 7:34:04 GMT -6