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Europe's First President - Yippee!!

Postby poohcarrot » Sat Nov 21, 2009 2:49 am

In a bold and decisive move designed to rock the corridors of power in Washington, Tokyo, Beijing and Moscow, Europe has just elected its first President. :twisted: The new President is none other than...... some Belgian bloke I've never heard of. :?

The renegade firebrand and charismatic Herman Van Rompuy is now (almost) the most powerful man in the whole world. :roll:

According to my newspaper, Heman Von Rumpy-Pumpy "created his biggest stir on the EU stage to date by reading one of his haiku at a press conference last month". The haiku was about European unity and here is an (almost) exact copy:

Um...er...it's, like, big
With lots of countries in it
Including Belgium

(ed: That's not what he wrote, put in the real one! :twisted: )

OK

Three waves.
Roll into port together.
The trio is home.

Which says a lot about his counting ability, because I thought the first line was meant to have 5 syllables!

Lorraine Mullally (silly surname) director of Open Europe said, "Surely Europe can do better than this".

Rip Van Rom-Pom-Tiddy-ai-po pledged to be "discreet" (ie; un-noticed).

My paper goes on to say, "It is vague on what the EU President is supposed to do"

THERE'LL BE STREET PARTIES HELD IN ALL OF EUROPE'S MAJOR CAPITALS TO CELEBRATE THIS HISTORIC EVENT! :lol:
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Postby Tonyblack » Sat Nov 21, 2009 3:11 am

Well at least it wasn't Tony Blair! :lol:
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Postby poohcarrot » Sat Nov 21, 2009 3:25 am

True. But he never really had a chance coz the French and Germans were against him for invading Iraq.
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Postby swreader » Sat Nov 21, 2009 6:06 am

But the really exciting news is not the new President--whose job remains very vague and undefined.

The person with the power and the budget is Catherine Ashton, a relatively unknown Brit. Ashton is Europe's new foreign policy chief, the international representative of half a billion people, with a euro7 billion ($10.5 billion) budget and a salary of more than $300,000 a year .

As foreign minister, Ashton gets a say over the EU's annual euro7 billion ($10.5 billion) foreign aid budget, will head a new 5,000-strong EU diplomatic corps and travel the globe to represent the EU's interests.

Who'd a thunk it? :D
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Postby poohcarrot » Sat Nov 21, 2009 6:25 am

She was quoted as saying, "Am I an ego on legs? No, I'm not."

So el presidente can't count and the foreign minister talks to herself. :roll:
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Re: Europe's First President - Yippee!!

Postby Kladivo » Sat Nov 21, 2009 8:51 am

poohcarrot wrote: The new President is none other than...... some Belgian bloke I've never heard of. :?


I've never heard of Senator Obama until he became a presidential candidate :>
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Re: Europe's First President - Yippee!!

Postby Dandelion » Sat Nov 21, 2009 10:10 am

Kladivo wrote:
poohcarrot wrote: The new President is none other than...... some Belgian bloke I've never heard of. :?


I've never heard of Senator Obama until he became a presidential candidate :>


Senator who?
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Postby poohcarrot » Sat Nov 21, 2009 12:26 pm

It's like the Counterweight continent. Whoever can write the best poetry becomes the President.

Tony Blair's effort was p*sspoor

"My name's Tony
My legs are boney
I like bread with honey
If you want me, just phone me."
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Sat Nov 21, 2009 1:18 pm

could be worse could have been Jan Peter Balkenende the Dutch Prime Mininster. (he's the one who looks like Harry Potter :wink: )
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Postby poohcarrot » Sat Nov 21, 2009 1:25 pm

So you're Dutch and you don't like the Dutch PM.
I'm British and don't like Blair.
Anyone from Belgium on this forum?
(Actually, I bet the Belgians have probably never heard of him too. :lol: )

Looking like Harry Potter shouldn't disqualify him. Looking like Voldemort could be a disadvantage, though.
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Sat Nov 21, 2009 1:39 pm

Looking like Harry Potter isn't an advantage either :wink:
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Postby poohcarrot » Sat Nov 21, 2009 1:45 pm

:lol:

I'd vote for the guy in glasses with a beard! Who he?

Is that Rudi Guilliani (NY mayor, failed Presidential candidate)?
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Sat Nov 21, 2009 5:06 pm

I think that´s Herman Heinsbroek he was minister of Economic Affairs in the first Balkenende cabinet but he is no longer in politics. Because of an incident between him and minister of Health Bomhoff(the man holding the books) the cabinet was only in office for 87 days
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Sat Nov 21, 2009 5:54 pm

:roll:

You're right pooh - haiku's are 5-7-5

Here's one of mine that's just sprung to mind (and I won't be applying for the position of EU Poet Laureate - unless it runs to a 7 digit stipend

Total waste of time
You want us to vote for who?
Let's watch the paint dry
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Postby Tina a.k.a.SusanSto.Helit » Sat Nov 21, 2009 6:37 pm

I Vote for JAN VAN QUIRM!!!!!

She would Bloody well Straighten out the blasted health care system and set Every Scientist in the world on making a "HAPPY" pill for those of us who, unlike pooh are already content.
Aha! So, Bob's yer uncle... very clever.
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