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Part-arson of the seat of government

  [vote for,

The losing side gets to burn down [whatever % of the votes] of the [seat of government].

That part is not rebuilt until the next elections as an anti-hubris mechanism.

not_morrison_rm, Jan 14 2017

Elected officials casting your votes for you. https://www.youtube...watch?v=hfhO38CPlAI
[2 fries shy of a happy meal, Jan 15 2017]


       But the winning side gets to prosecute, convict and imprison all voters who voted for the losing side,,,
pocmloc, Jan 15 2017

       Oh no, going on the British Parliamentary system someone will be the Official Fire-Starter, who (following in a 400 year tradition) probably has a strange hat, a large stick to hammer on the door 3 times while declaiming "Oh bugger, oh bugger, oh bugger, where did I putteth thee matches?"   

       But seriously   

       //imprison all voters who voted for the losing side,,,   

       Well, short of leaving the country, then the losing side are imprisoned in a country which has policies they don't agree with.
not_morrison_rm, Jan 15 2017

       // the losing side are imprisoned in a country which has policies they don't agree with// In the UK at least, that generally applies to people who voted for the winning side too.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 15 2017

       It is quite remarkable how, out of a population of over 300,000,000 they whittled it down to two of the worst possible candidates, and then picked the worse of the two.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 15 2017

       Does it really make a difference who we vote for?

       That is hilarious, [2fries]. Technically, though, they're casting votes on behalf of other representatives, reprehensibly, rather than on behalf of the man in the street directly.   

       Perhaps the person overseeing that process could come up with some sort of advanced fraud detection algorithm along the lines of "IF {number of votes > number of people} THEN {something is fucked up} ELSE {something may or may not be fucked up}.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 15 2017

       So which side is the standing government ?   

       Can they stand for election, if they already are standing ?
popbottle, Jan 17 2017

       Knock them down first?
RayfordSteele, Jan 17 2017


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