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  1. IdleRich

    Tory bastards

    Yeah, a not fit for purpose parliament sitting malevolently on top of a not fit for purpose system like a rotting cherry on a foul and poisoned cake.
  2. IdleRich

    Bojo

    Yes I completely agree here, just didn't want to go into detail, but the Tories deftly outmanoeuvred them... years of experience showed up the gaucheness of the Lib Dems who essentially gave everything for nothing.
  3. IdleRich

    Tory bastards

    Wow, never seen this sort of thing before
  4. IdleRich

    corpsey are you touching yourself

    Is it DAF behind those beards? Posthumous Christmas cash-in album.
  5. IdleRich

    Bojo

    One problem of course is that systems like this are hard to change, especially the massive changes that we are talking about. And they should be of course, we can't have a situation where the leader can easily change the rules so that it's easier for them to win. What's frustrating is that in...
  6. IdleRich

    Bojo

    This is an inherent problem of democracy isn't it? The tyranny of the majority. If most of the people vote to kill a minority then it won't be democracy that stops it. But I'm not sure that fudging the majorities is the way to fix this. I'm not sure what is of course, I'm not sure that there is...
  7. IdleRich

    Bojo

    JRM said in parliament the other day something like "I'd want to change the rules too if I lost under the present ones" completely ignoring the totally valid arguments about fairness etc
  8. IdleRich

    Bojo

    But the thing is we have FPTP in each constituency, which means that we don't have an overall FPTP in the country which is a weird contradiction. There are just so many problems with the system - the thing about a few marginals deciding the election is one of them of course. Just to pick another...
  9. IdleRich

    WashYourHands' Top 23 (+77)

    Nope.
  10. IdleRich

    Bojo

    What frustrates me with the electoral college is that it seems someone decided that there were a load of problems with a straight-forward one-person-one-vote type thing and introduced all these clever checks and balances... but then they messed it up and introduced at least as many problems as...
  11. IdleRich

    rolling tv thread

    People keep recommending Yellowjackets to me so yesterday I gave in and watched the first two episodes. Straight off the bat it is a lot of fun and also intriguing. I never watched Lost but the "mysterious stuff arising from people stranded by a plane crash" story line will inevitably draw...
  12. IdleRich

    Bojo

    Yeah I'm never totally convinced by this one. Especially cos in the senate each state has the same number of seats doesn't it? So that hugely overweights the small states there, does it need to be done artificially when choosing the president too? Yeah it's weird isn't it cos in the UK, you...
  13. IdleRich

    Gabber: Square wave bludgeoning

    Ahhh... I'd been wondering about that catchy little tune my milkman had been whistling.
  14. IdleRich

    Gabber: Square wave bludgeoning

    That never occurred to me somehow... makes perfect sense though.
  15. IdleRich

    Bojo

    Changed it and spoiled the joke - ha!
  16. IdleRich

    Track ID and longing sound

    I saw something on telly with someone talking about this and - in a pleasingly childish/dissensian way - specifically revealling a dirty joke that most wouldn't spot due to the change in pronunciation. But you're right, you'd have thought a discussion or consideration of pronunciation would...
  17. IdleRich

    Track ID and longing sound

    I don't find that convincing, it spells "cut" not cunt and wouldn't cunt have been spelled with a Q at that time anyhow?
  18. IdleRich

    Bojo

    It seems to me that the rules put in place to prevent the natural overweighting of some places in the US mean that they suffer an artificial underweighting - which is arguably worse. In the UK the reasons and the treatment are not the same but our ultimate result feels like a kind of...
  19. IdleRich

    Bojo

    When people say Johnson is like Trump in miniature they don't just mean that he's a fat wanker with stupid blond hair. Thing is the UK is, I think, more dependent on its leaders following conventions that are basically toothless rather than actual rules. My feeling is that both Trump's...
  20. IdleRich

    Bojo

    It's pretty much the same. In the last election the Tories got 40 percent of the vote which somehow gave them a huge 80 seat majority meaning that they could do what they wanted - they immediately started trying to override democratic norms and on the occasions where they were blocked they set...
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