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Moby Dig


No, that’s not original. Readers of the Mid-Sussex Times were asked to name this stranded digger and Moby Dig narrowly edged Digger McDigface. The digger is supposed to operate partially submerged, but something’s gone wrong and they ain’t saying what, so there it sits.

They’re using it to build a windfarm off Worthing Beach, so it can rot for all I care.

Locals must love this story, though, because the Times is asking if they’d be willing to vote for Moby Dig for MP. I hope they do, because fuck politics is why.

This is a very politically clever thing Theresa May has done, calling for a snap election. At the moment, the Tories are at a historic high (polling around 50%), Ukip is having an identity crisis, the LibDems are in disarray, and Labour is polling at an exceedingly weak 17% or so. Her party is sure to do well, and she will use this as evidence of a mandate on Brexit.

But what sort of Brexit are we looking at? Ay, there’s the rub.


Comment from durnedyankee
Time: April 18, 2017, 8:53 pm

Makes ya wonder how they built things like Roker Pier Light before Moby Dig was available doesn’t it.

You could always vote for Pat Paulsen.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: April 18, 2017, 9:30 pm

If I were voting in the snap election I’d be tempted to cast my ballot for Richard North.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: April 18, 2017, 9:38 pm

I thought this was hilarious. Chairman May!


NSFW – naughty words

Comment from Mitchell
Time: April 19, 2017, 12:32 am

Someday I’ll get around to trying to figure out how the parliamentary system works, but not today. Do they just have elections whenever the Prime Minister snaps his/her fingers?

Comment from Veeshir
Time: April 19, 2017, 12:45 am

Ric Fan, I thought it was funny but probably for different reasons.
He’s upset that their socialist stuff is failing and because he thinks she’s going to scale back the welfare state as he calls her Chairman May.
Ignorant irony usually makes me laugh.

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: April 19, 2017, 1:19 am

Mitchell: It varies among countries. Some countries have a fixed schedule. Others have variable periods. One thing is that if a “government” cannot be formed (i.e. it’s impossible to get a majority in the legislature), then there has to be an election.

In some cases, there’s a fixed limit, but if “the government falls”, i.e. loses a vote of confidence or certain other types of vote, the prime minister must resign and there has to be an election.

Britain has a law specifying a fixed maximum term, but the PM still has the power to call a snap election.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: April 19, 2017, 9:58 am

Dave put a bill through that mandated elections every five years. She’ll have to put another bill through to rescind that, which she plans to do. But, yeah, PM can call them whenever, I think.

Comment from Niña
Time: April 19, 2017, 10:49 am

They could have named it Digger Banks. 😎

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: April 19, 2017, 8:32 pm

Reckon someone sabotaged the digger to stall the windfarm?

Comment from pst314
Time: April 20, 2017, 12:25 am

Paint it pink and call it Flamingozilla?

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: April 20, 2017, 1:50 pm

@pst314 – …or paint it white and call it Snowy Regret?

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