Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Well given he was born in New York, De Pfeffel is entitled to run for US President. What better way to do so than to start as PM of an eastern state and bring it from a European sphere of influence into a US one. With Trump's support he can then become US secretary of State and run for President after Trump's second term. Shure don't the amurkins love the posh British accent?

Index of Frank's Diaries
by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Tue Jul 30th, 2019 at 12:24:21 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Art. II
No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that office who shall not have attained to the age of thirty five years, and been fourteen Years a resident within the United States.
Complicated 18th century English notwithstanding, BoJo will need to relocate his domicile and register to vote before he's ready to nominate himself to the uniparty.

Also, he should bring a wad of dough to feed attys.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Tue Jul 30th, 2019 at 11:55:04 AM EST
[ Parent ]
He renounced his US citizenship a couple of years ago, and to regain it would have to start over as a new immigrant. Whether that would count as "natural born" or not is undefined. Or he could get himself an American girlfriend and leverage the spousal rules like certain first ladies.

Also, note that those 18th Century commas are what allow us to shoot each other at will. "A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." Very clear innit.

by asdf on Tue Jul 30th, 2019 at 01:27:45 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Even giving the commas a miss, the major obfuscation (for today, and to a fair extent even at the time of the framing of the Constitution), lies in the word "people".

Voters, and members of the militia, were white adult land-owning males. Or white, adult, land-owning males.

Things are going to slide, slide in all directions
Won't be nothing
Nothing you can measure anymore
L. Cohen

by john_evans (john(dot)evans(dot)et(at)gmail(dot)com) on Tue Jul 30th, 2019 at 02:11:04 PM EST
[ Parent ]
City to ban gendered language like "manhole," "manpower" and "firemen"
An ordinance on gender neutral language, introduced by council member Rigel Robinson in March, was passed on Tuesday night, CBS San Francisco reports.

"In recent years, broadening societal awareness of transgender and gendernonconforming identities has brought to light the importance of non-binary gender inclusivity," Robinson's ordinance reads. "Therefore, it is both timely and necessary to make the environment of City Hall and the language of city legislation consistent with the principles of inclusion."

Gender-neutral emendments of the code, of which "people"

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Jul 30th, 2019 at 04:38:58 PM EST
[ Parent ]
introduced by council member Rigel Robinson in March
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Tue Jul 30th, 2019 at 06:12:59 PM EST
[ Parent ]


Occasional Series