Monday, 18 April 2011

Alternative Culinary Voting

Chairman Makes Startling Culinary Discovery

The Chairman was assisting Hay in making a salad for the first BBQ of the season, with The Caravans (Hay’s parents) as guests.

Chairman Bill was sent inside the caravan to chop up some bacon which had been crisped on the BBQ and was intended as a garnish for the salad.

Not having his glasses to hand, the Chairman blindly grabbed a nearby open Tupperware box into which he put the bacon bits before taking it outside to scatter on the salad.

Later, when Hay and the Chairman were doing the washing up, Hay enquired how the Tupperware box for the cat’s kitty crunchies had gotten into the washing up.

Anyway, the upshot is that kitty crunchies make excellent and economical salad croutons and no-one can tell the difference.

Alternative People

Some ignorant bugger in a recent debate on AV suggested that elderly people had enough of a problem getting out to vote without the additional burden of having a complicated system foisted on them.

If being able to list three candidates in order of preference is complicated, then God help X-Factor. This is a patronising and facile argument from the No campaign that dredges the barrel of intellectual bankruptcy.

All the usual logical fallacies are being trotted out in this campaign, particularly within the ‘No’ camp. It’s high time the less intellectually endowed portion of the electorate had an independent adjudicator of the respective claims of politicians and their parties. Much of what they say is nothing more than unsubstantiated opinion totally bereft of any semblance of fact.


Alan Burnett said...

Introducing a modest intelligence test into the voting system (the ability to list candidates as 1, 2 3, etc) sounds like a very reasonable idea to me. If I was in power I would introduce a small amendment requiring voters to list them using Latin numerals (I, II, III etc)

Chairman Bill said...

Alan: there's a catch in your suggestion. What is the Roman numeral for 4? Accort=ding to every clock on the wall, it's IIII, but according to the Romans it's IV.