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2007-12-13 Europe
In other news, please welcome your EUSSR overlords
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Posted by Seafarious 2007-12-13 14:35|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [10801 views ]  Top

#1 Over time, the absence of referenda for a change of this magnitude will erode its legitimacy, leading to the end of this little experiment in the imposition of an aristocratic elite to govern what many had thought to be democracies.
Posted by Nimble Spemble 2007-12-13 14:53||   2007-12-13 14:53|| Front Page Top

#2 I still think that in 20 years the EU will be no more.
Posted by DarthVader">DarthVader  2007-12-13 15:02||   2007-12-13 15:02|| Front Page Top

#3 the imposition of an aristocratic elite to govern what many had thought to be democracies

Frawnce writ large.
Posted by Pappy 2007-12-13 15:48||   2007-12-13 15:48|| Front Page Top

#4 It was written by Valery Giscard D'Estaing, with substantial tweaking by...Sarko.
Posted by Seafarious 2007-12-13 15:59||   2007-12-13 15:59|| Front Page Top

#5 It's DESIGNED to be unintelligible to the normal human brain - you need to have the EULeader implant to understand it.
Posted by mojo">mojo  2007-12-13 16:03||   2007-12-13 16:03|| Front Page Top

#6 The logo, however, was done by the kids at Turtle Bay Daycare.
Posted by Seafarious 2007-12-13 16:05||   2007-12-13 16:05|| Front Page Top

#7 I wonder if the future Islamic overlords will use the system set up now by the EU or just trash it entirely in favor of a theocracy.
Posted by rjschwarz 2007-12-13 16:07||   2007-12-13 16:07|| Front Page Top

#8 In other news, please welcome your EUSSR overlords

Those of youse way way down under that Vertical Behemoth's shadow plz be forewarned, the Gigantic Gelatinous Beaste above youse is a wee bit top heavy...
Posted by RD">RD  2007-12-13 16:33||   2007-12-13 16:33|| Front Page Top

#9 Somewhere, Cardinal Richelieu is smiling.
Posted by doc 2007-12-13 16:39||   2007-12-13 16:39|| Front Page Top

#10 So they could not get the constitution ratified, for good reason. So it is now another attempt at going through the back door.

So what is the deal with ratification? Do a certain majority of countries have to ratify it before it becomes law, or does each country have to ratify to be a part of the EUSSR? Those that do not ratify are out in the cole? What is the story?
Posted by Alaska Paul">Alaska Paul  2007-12-13 16:53||   2007-12-13 16:53|| Front Page Top

#11 Signing it in Geronimo's Monastery seems appropriate. (And the Brits won't have a problem with the EUski replacing the Pound Sterling, they can just 'pound' sand.) Another note would be the US can now remove their troops from the new stronger Europe. With thousands of diplomats, they can talk their way out of anything.
Posted by Phinater Thraviger 2007-12-13 17:15||   2007-12-13 17:15|| Front Page Top

#12 I go here for all my EU Referendum needs.
Posted by Seafarious">Seafarious  2007-12-13 17:16||   2007-12-13 17:16|| Front Page Top

#13 There will also be a foreign policy chief, controlling a big budget and thousands of diplomats and officials, and a permanent EU president appointed for up to five years.

Appointed, not elected.
Posted by Ptah">Ptah  2007-12-13 17:18||]">[]  2007-12-13 17:18|| Front Page Top

#14 Does this mean that either France or the UK will give up their permanent seats on the UN Security council, along with the veto power. If Europe is to be one country with one voice, it should have one vote at the UN.
Of course, the US would be happy to have fifty votes, one for each state.
Posted by Ebbomosh Lumumba7592 2007-12-13 18:44||   2007-12-13 18:44|| Front Page Top

#15 Oops - #14 was submitted by me.
Posted by Rambler">Rambler  2007-12-13 18:45||   2007-12-13 18:45|| Front Page Top

#16 Texas gets two, on general principles.
Posted by Seafarious 2007-12-13 19:05||   2007-12-13 19:05|| Front Page Top

#17 "Don't mess with Texas!"
Posted by Barbara Skolaut">Barbara Skolaut  2007-12-13 19:30||]">[]  2007-12-13 19:30|| Front Page Top

#18 I'm curious; did they get rid of the 13-page preamble? Time to put on the appropriate DVD.
Posted by Eric Jablow">Eric Jablow  2007-12-13 19:51||   2007-12-13 19:51|| Front Page Top

#19 Russia is reportedly possible political union wid former SSR Belarus, which most analysts agree is meant in LT to empower and entrench Russ influence in Europe.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2007-12-13 22:35||   2007-12-13 22:35|| Front Page Top

#20 Back in the good ole' US of A, FREEREPUBLIC > TOWNHALL - JUDGE DECLARES DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE UNCONSTITUTIONAL. Artickle is NOT fact - YET - but is meant to illustrate the contempor = future mindset, desires of Liberal extremists. WHY NOT - THE US NINTH AWHILE BACK ALREADY DECLARED/AJUDGED AMERICA TO BE AN ILLEGAL AND UNCONSTITUTIONAL NATION. It is illegal and criminal for Amer to do anything on its own behalf + interests.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2007-12-13 23:16||   2007-12-13 23:16|| Front Page Top

#21 KOMMERSANT > AMERICANS IMAGINE A WORLD WITHOUT PUTIN. CSIS new "Alternative Futures for Russia" report includes vari scenarios, including PUTIN BEING ASSASSINATED ON JAN 7, 2008, throwing Russ into destabilizing milpol chaos, + dubious hope for more democracy in Russ as conflict continues btwn Russ CENTRALIZED POLITICAL SYSTEM versus Russ [FREE?] MARKET ECONOMY???

Posted by JosephMendiola 2007-12-13 23:21||   2007-12-13 23:21|| Front Page Top

Posted by JosephMendiola 2007-12-13 23:28||   2007-12-13 23:28|| Front Page Top

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