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As is Sillytech tradition, it's time to place your best guess on the outcome of Canada's election on Monday, May 2. There are 308 seats. The person who has the smallest seat differential for each party "wins":
We've predicted Canada and the US; why not someplace where only some of us have any idea what goes on? The British House of Commons has 650 seats (529 in England, 40 in Wales, 59 in Scotland and 18 in Northern Ireland). There are many minor parties that can win a few seats with less than 2% of the vote. The categories for this contest will simply be "Conservatives", "Labour", "Liberal Democrats", and "Other". (If you want to specify the "Other", you are welcome to, but it won't count in who has the best prediction).
Congratulations, first of all, to Hamid Karzai and Gérald Tremblay for their re-elections. For those of you who do not know these two men, one is a corrupt, weak leader in a land controlled by druglords whose re-election was made possible through a farcical, sham process, while the other is the president of Afghanistan.
While travelling, I saw this attack ad of the Free Democratic Party (FDP) by the German Socialist Party (SPD) :
The ad suggests that "Financial Sharks" want to vote for the FDP in the upcoming European Parliament elections. The pictured financial shark seems very happy and friendly. I therefore encourage all European citizens registered in Germany to vote for the FDP on June 6.
So who's it going to be? Buster McMarxist or Methuselah Jones?
I am going to continue with my gloomy appraisal of how progressive US voters actually are, and say:
Obama 266 McCain 272
Which gives Obama most of the battleground states (including, very charitably I think, Nevada, Colorado, and Ohio), but leaves Pennsylvania and Florida swinging to McCain and pushing him over the edge.
To quote Sideshow Bob: "Your guilty conscience may move you to vote Democratic, but deep down you long for a cold-hearted Republican to lower taxes, brutalize criminals, and rule you like a king."
Mario strongly criticized Luigi’s stance that the Mushroom Kingdom should unequivocally meet with Ganondorf without preconditions, saying, “What Luigi doesn’t seem to understand that if without precondition you sit down across the table from someone who has called Hyrule a ’stinking corpse,’ and wants to destroy that country and wipe it off the map, you legitimize those comments.”