Was scrolling far too quickly and accidentally convinced myself the newest Master was David Schwimmer.
i, despite watching many, many episodes of Friends in my time, cannot replicate Ross Geller's character as if he were The Master. I'm very disappointed in myself, and I hope you all are too.Was scrolling far too quickly and accidentally convinced myself the newest Master was David Schwimmer.
is this what it feels like to be cursed with knowledge
i also wrote a thing with Claire Wright in it"Claire Wright, Independent, thirty three thousand..."
And there you go, Claire Wright, the independent candidate who has stood in the last two elections has defeated the new Conservative candidate Simon Jupp who has replaced the retiring Hugo Swire. A very large majority of over ten thousand, overturning a majority of over eight thousand, it rather reminds me of when Martin Bell defeated Neil Hamilton back in 1997. This seat has been Conservative for over one hundred and eighty years. Claire Wright is only the second independent elected since then, and we may have another in Beaconsfield but we'll have to wait and see.
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The Grand Old Man was dead. Vice President Vilsack succeeded him. The new Vice President was Senator Mark Warner. Chaos, yet expected in inner circles. And what did the Republicans decide to do 4 years later in the primaries? Well, they decided to have another brokered convention of course. 2000, 2008, and now 2012. There were seven contenders. Ron Paul, running for the third election in a row, was one of the big faces this time and was considered to actually have a chance this time around. There was Michele Bachmann, the intensely unpopular Vice Presidential nominee to Christine Todd Whitman in 2008, who wanted to galvanise the support of the grass roots Republicans. There was John McCain, the Senator from Arizona trying for the third time after having been dicked from the nomination by Bush in 2000, and then himself playing his part to dick Bush from the nomination in 2008. He had his momentum, but he wasn't expected to do as well as in 2008, and certainly not in 2000; he would be 80 if elected to a second term. There was John Kasich, running for a second time 12 years after his first bid, having come in third place behind Bush and McCain. He had his followers but his bid in 2012 was not entirely expected. There was Jeb Bush, the brother of George W. and son of George H. W, having a go in order to return the Bush family to the White House. George W. Bush was expected to make a fourth consecutive bid for the White House, but decided against it. Bush was one of the front-runners and was expected to do quite well indeed. There was Mitt Romney, the former Governor of Massachusetts, having his second go after having come sixth in 2008, but having won three states. This time, he was one of the two front-runners along with the brother Bush. Then, there was the Crazy Old Man. Born in Tennessee but associated with Georgia, he had briefly made a bid for President in 2000, before dropping out and endorsing Alan Keyes, who came in fifth behind former Vice President Quayle.The team had not parted on good terms. So when George W. Bush announced his bid for a second non-consecutive term, his ambitious former Vice President, Christine Todd Whitman, was not involved whatsoever. She announced her own bid in time, and the primaries began to go back and forth. Both of them wanted a shot at defeating the Grand Old Man, who announced and went through with a bid for a second term after having been given a terminal cancer diagnosis that was not made public until his death. It soon became apparent that there was going to be a brokered convention, and a certain sense of deja vu began to creep in. This time, however, Bush by quite a large margin had a plurality of delegates, and indeed of the popular vote with Whitman relatively far behind. The convention came, and the delegates for the other parties began being instructed to go for Whitman. McCain was seen with a shit eating grin on his face as he did unto Bush what Bush had done eight years earlier. And with that, Whitman became the nominee on the final round of voting. She made history as the first female presidential candidate in history, and decided to make further history by selecting Representative Michele Bachmann as her running mate, creating the first all woman ticket in American history. The general election campaign had begun, and the shenanigans at the Republican convention caused a major shift in the momentum for the Grand Old Man.
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This was just the boost that the Grand Old Man needed. Unlike in 2000, when both McCain and himself were screwed out of their respective nominations by Bradley and Bush, the very lopsided convention coup from Whitman and McCain made the Republicans plummet in the polls. This and the pick of the (quickly becoming) immensely unpopular Michele Bachmann as her vice president caused the Republicans to begin to fall behind in states where they really had no business falling behind. Sure, the Grand Old Man was expected to win, probably by a somewhat increased margin from 2004, but nothing on the scale that some of the polls were suggesting was expected. These leads came to a crescendo when about a month before the election, they were leading in states like Texas and even West Virginia. While the leads in those states would fade away, especially quickly in West Virginia, it was very very clear who would win the general election. As the returns started coming in, it was clear that the results were roughly in line with most of the polls predicting a landslide victory for the Grand Old Man's ticket. The race was called very quickly for him and Whitman conceded. The coup had not paid off.
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The President was soon inaugurated for a second term, but the happy times were not to last as the Grand Old Man passed away seven months into his second term due to brain cancer. Vice President Vilsack would accede to the presidency, pledging to carry on the legacy of the well beloved Grand Old Man, President Edward Moore Kennedy.
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Jeremy Corbyn fighting in Vietnam and middling amid the mediocre obscurity of Green Party internal politics feels too cruel a punishmentIn 1949, a Chippenham family moves to San Francisco for work shortly before the birth of their new baby, who eventually enters fringe party politics. Three years later, a San Francisco family move to Chippenham to provide the best life for their new baby, and they eventually join Labour party politics.
The rest as they say is history...
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A Kucinich/Conrad ticket is, uh, somethingPOD: Clinton's ops team uses some serious methods to keep his "antics" under wraps during the election, only to have it all leak halfway into in his first term. Drip-fed, America can forgive a President sleeping around. All at once, tho? Oh yeah, his ass is canned.
Context?The 2021 Redesdale County Council election took place on 6 May 2021 as part of the 2021 local elections in the United Kingdom. All 13 councillors were elected from electoral divisions which returned one county councillor each by first-past-the-post voting for a four-year term of office, due to expire in 2025.
The results saw the Green Party take majority control of the council with 10 seats. The Conservatives lost all of their seats, while the Liberal Democrats recovered from their similar 2013 wipeout to win 1 seat in Elsdon ward. Labour held their 2 seats, Westlands and Otterburn, but made no gains.