Weird Political News

I have not had a passion to write about any pending issue lately.  It has been quite slow politically since the holidays.  Yes, I am still out here.  I just don’t really have a topic to discuss in depth right now.

So, I thought I would put up a selection of weird political news for you to read, just for fun.

Regarding the first one…..Maybe our local 20 pound carp should get together with Hank the Cat and run together on a Presidential ticket?

Enjoy!

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Hank The Cat May Retire From Politics After 3rd-Place Finish In Virginia Senate Race
The Huffington Post  |  By Arin Greenwood Posted: 11/13/2012 11:20 pm EST

“Hank the Cat once urged Virginians to “vote the humans out” — and vote the cat into the U.S. Senate.

Hank’s message got through. A week ago, the Maine coon — running on a platform of good government and animal welfare — reportedly won nearly 7,000 write-in votes, placing third in a close contest to fill the Virginia seat being vacated by Jim Webb (D) and in the process selling enough campaign swag to donate some $16,000 to pet rescue groups.”  See article for more….

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Courtney Allen Curtis, Missouri State Rep., Wants ‘High Five’ To Be Official State Greeting The Huffington Post  |  By David Moye Posted: 01/31/2014 4:06 pm EST

“Give Courtney Allen Curtis a hand. The Democratic lawmaker has introduced a bill to the Missouri House of Representatives that would make the high five the state’s official greeting.

The bill, HB 1624 reads: The ‘high five’ is selected for and shall be known as the official state greeting in the state of Missouri,” according to TV station KTVI.

“The high five is friendly, fun, and can lift spirits; and with tensions running high in the Capitol building, the high five might be just what Missouri needs,” he told the South County Mail. “An official state greeting could help to break up the monotony of the day-to-day work and promote a friendlier environment between both sides of the aisle.” See article for more….

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Montana Roadkill Law Allows Motorists To Eat The Animals They Hit With Cars
The Huffington Post  |By David Moye Posted: 02/22/2013 3:06 pm EST

“Kill it and grill it.

Montana may now be the ultimate drive-through destination for adventurous foodies thanks to a new law that allows residents to consume any animals they kill.

The bill, which passed 19-2, allows deer, elk, moose and antelope that have been killed by a car to be harvested for food……..”

“As people know, people hit a lot of animals on roadways, and I mean a ton of them,” Lavin said, according to FoxNews.com. “There’s a lot of good meat being wasted out there.”   See article for more…..

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No One Bothers To Run For Election In Tar Heel, North Carolina
7/15/11 04:08 PM ET   AP

“TAR HEEL, N.C. — The races for mayor and three commission seats are wide open in the small North Carolina town of Tar Heel – because no one bothered to run.

No one has registered as a candidate for the fall elections in the Bladen County town. The story was first reported by WECT-TV.

The ballots will be printed with blank spaces for voters to write in their choices.

Current Mayor Ricky Martin says he’s not surprised no one wants the jobs. Even in a town of 117, it’s hard work with little compensation. And Martin says state budget cuts mean the next elected officials might have to raise taxes.

Cynthia Shaw, the director of the county’s board of elections, says it’s the first time she has seen an entire town without a candidate.”

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quid agis 

-MOTL

 

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