A momentous event in history

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Ratty Sr., Jan 11, 2010.

  1. Ratty Sr.

    Ratty Sr. Ratty, except old Moderator Orderite

    Apr 23, 2003
    For the first time in ten years, Croatia has a new president - Dr. Ivo Josipovic, legal expert, composer, MP for the Social Democratic Party and newly-elected third president of the Republic.


    "Sup, dawg?"

    Josipovic received the most votes in the first round of the election (32%) and in the second round he soundly defeated his opponent Milan Bandic with more than 60% of total votes. Besides being a boon for Josipovic and the SDP leadership, this election also proved that close to a million Croatian citizens are seriously brain-damaged, because only someone with a medical condition would willingly vote for an amoral, illiterate, demagogue lummox like Bandic. And while Josipovic spends the next five years enjoying the fruits of his success, Bandic - who has recently been expelled from SDP for running against the party's officially endorsed candidate - can only look forward to a painful and ill-fated struggle to salvage the remnants of his floundering political career. In this he may find a sympathetic soul in Ivo Sanader, the recently resigned Croatian prime minister (more like chancellor), whose decline has been so swift that he too has just been expelled from his respective party (after attempting to subvert the current government and party leadership which he himself had appointed - guess he learned nothing from Putin). In addition to sharing a common career plight, the two may also end up sharing a jail cell, judging by all the corruption charges being raised against them.


    Bandic: "Well that's just fucking great. What now?"
    Sanader: "Dude, shut up and keep smiling. Hey, is that a police van over there?"

    I am now ready to take your questions.
     
  2. CloudlessDruid

    CloudlessDruid Not a Soviet Droid Orderite

    Oct 11, 2008
    clearly you prefer and like Josipovic, and from what I read, I would too, mostly because Bandic really sounds like a corrupt and I-Like-Democracy-When-It-Serves-Me guy, but what makes Josipovic a good guy, besides being better than Bandic? What are his policies?
     
  3. 34thcell

    34thcell Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    333
    Sep 22, 2008
    Provided further evidence more like

    Bandic is a street fighter
     
  4. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    Heh, what special moves does he have? :P
     
  5. 34thcell

    34thcell Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    333
    Sep 22, 2008
    I think diaspora is pretty powerful
     
  6. Ratty Sr.

    Ratty Sr. Ratty, except old Moderator Orderite

    Apr 23, 2003
    Oh, the usual. EU entry, cooperate with our NATO allies, patch up the strained relations with Serbia, keep prodding the government regarding the dire economic situation and rampant corruption... Powers of the president are restricted to foreign policies, command of the military and secret service, and acting as "corrective factor" in matters of state policy. In practice this means the president spends most of his/her time travelling around the world, sweet-talking foreign dignitaries and occasionally bitching about shitty government decisions. The current president, Stipe Mesic was pretty good at these tasks, though I doubt the more reserved and mild-mannered Josipovic will be any worse. Moreover, Mesic's penchant for socializing with mafia bosses, corrupt intelligence operatives and other shady types put a stain on any anti-corruption initiative coming from his camp, which won't be a problem for Josipovic, with his spotless reputation and Lawful Good alignment. We'll see.


    "Chaotic Neutral. Who knows what the fuck I'll do."

    Best of all, Herzegovians aren't even a real diaspora, they were only proclaimed such to give HDZ an extra half-dozen seats in the parliament. Why couldn't these people just accept Islam like everyone else? :D
     
  7. TheWesDude

    TheWesDude Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 25, 2005
    holy fucking shit...

    a ratty sighting.
     
  8. Zeal

    Zeal Still Mildly Glowing

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    Apr 20, 2003
    Lol there arent enough prisions in the world for the corrupts...
     
  9. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    Why do you think I keep campaigning to have all these types shot into the sun?
    It saves prison space and is a great deterrence.
     
  10. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan
    Admin

    May 27, 2004
    from what i've read, he should be ok.

    but then again, since when can you trust media and politicians?
     
  11. Silencer

    Silencer Night Watchman Staff Member Admin

    Nov 7, 2003
    Congratulations. Although Eternal President Tomislav Dzong Il will always live in my heart.

    Also, our President is much better, what with the security backup copy.

    I wonder how far will he take the anti-corruption forward though, the Anti-Corruption Agency set up by our previous govt seems to have turned into little more than political police (duh, give me a politician and I'll find you a corruption scandal), your police van joke might still prove quite unfunny for some :)
     
  12. OakTable

    OakTable Vault Senior Citizen

    Nov 26, 2009
    Sounds like Croatia's president is already better then the U.S.'s current president and the 3 US presidents before him.
     
  13. CloudlessDruid

    CloudlessDruid Not a Soviet Droid Orderite

    Oct 11, 2008
    politicians like these are being missed here in Brazil and latin america as a whole (with possible exception of Michele Bachelet from Chile).
     
  14. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    we had a good politican with lots of ambitions in Serbia to stop coruption and crime. He got killed during a dinner.
     
  15. CloudlessDruid

    CloudlessDruid Not a Soviet Droid Orderite

    Oct 11, 2008
    during all the XX century we had politicians like this in Latin America too, even here, in Brazil, in 1964. Unfortunately, the USA attempted and was successful in killing them all and putting military dictatorships in theirs place in all of these countries. God Bless America and the Monroe Doctrine!
     
  16. Maphusio

    Maphusio Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Sep 25, 2004
    huzzah for the motherland! Positive direction at last!