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Title: Debate: Earth


ericlis - November 30, 2009 10:26 PM (GMT)
Candidates:
-Randy Walker (incumbent senator)
-CJ Miller
-Mafalda

CJ Miller - December 1, 2009 12:29 AM (GMT)
If When elected, I will boost our Penguin Death Squad to a 1.000.000-strong Penguin Army! :ph43r:

mafalda - December 1, 2009 02:25 AM (GMT)
Don't we have more than enough penguin death squads already? To fight Southern Plutopia? Why don't we let Northern Plutopia deal with this issue. Let them have more acid-spitting llamas, so they can annex it to their territory. It's not our war, so why should we send our Penguin death squads halfway accross the Universe? Are they really that expandable in your mind?

I am not a peacenik or anything. We already have an army of penguins to defend ourselves. We already contribute to the Empire army of penguins, more than our share, I'd say. Enough with this bloody carnage!

We should, on the other hand, send some kind of support to Northern Plutopians, who will necessarily suffer from this (war) annexation. I have a bunch of coupons from Price Choppers, if that may be of help. I know, food help usually come in by U.N planes, but that is SOOO overdone. I think I may have some from Walmart too. Who else is in?

Mafalda

Matriarch of the Order of the Pepper Vodka
Second Lady Knight of the Elite Order of the Rose
Creator of the Silly-Looking Headwear
Protector of the Autistic Flock
Guardian of the Dust Bunnies
Professor Emeritus of the College of Useless and Trivial Knowledge

mafalda - December 2, 2009 05:18 PM (GMT)
Boy! It is rather difficult to get a debate going when the others won't join in. What'up with you two? You think it's all settled, and you'll be re-elected without having to make an effort? Come on! At least add a little something to the pot: there's nothing to stir!

And don't forget to vote for me!

Mafalda

Matriarch of the Order of the Pepper Vodka
Second Lady Knight of the Elite Order of the Rose
Creator of the Silly-Looking Headwear
Protector of the Autistic Flock
Guardian of the Dust Bunnies
Professor Emeritus of the College of Useless and Trivial Knowledge


Will - December 4, 2009 01:19 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (mafalda @ Dec 1 2009, 02:25 AM)
<span style='font-size:14pt;line-height:100%'>Don't we have more than enough penguin death squads already? To fight Southern Plutopia? Why don't we let Northern Plutopia deal with this issue. Let them have more acid-spitting llamas, so they can annex it to their territory. It's not our war, so why should we send our Penguin death squads halfway accross the Universe? Are they really that expandable in your mind?

I am not a peacenik or anything. We already have an army of penguins to defend ourselves. We already contribute to the Empire army of penguins, more than our share, I'd say. Enough with this bloody carnage!

We should, on the other hand, send some kind of support to Northern Plutopians, who will necessarily suffer from this (war) annexation. I have a bunch of coupons from Price Choppers, if that may be of help. I know, food help usually come in by U.N planes, but that is SOOO overdone. I think I may have some from Walmart too. Who else is in?

Mafalda

Matriarch of the Order of the Pepper Vodka
Second Lady Knight of the Elite Order of the Rose
Creator of the Silly-Looking Headwear
Protector of the Autistic Flock
Guardian of the Dust Bunnies
Professor Emeritus of the College of Useless and Trivial Knowledge
</span>

I have a book of coupons from Mazzio's and a Schwann's catalog. Will that work?

I still prefer the million penguin army.

Mobilized by Verden, of course.

Hail, Hail, Hailstone!

mafalda - December 4, 2009 02:05 AM (GMT)
Who else likes the idea of the million penguin army? Because, let's face it: as a politician, I am silly putty. I will go for anything my fellow citizens deem necessary. I suppose if Verden is willing to supply the said penguins, there is no problem is there? We wouldn't want to subject our Penguin Death Squads to an unnecessary war. Tell me what you think, and together, we will build a better future for Earth!

As for the coupons, all are welcome. I'm sure the citizens of Northern Plutopia will appreciate our generous help if they need it.

Don't forget to vote for me on election day!

Mafalda

Matriarch of the Order of the Pepper Vodka
Second Lady Knight of the Elite Order of the Rose
Creator of the Silly-Looking Headwear
Protector of the Autistic Flock
Guardian of the Dust Bunnies
Professor Emeritus of the College of Useless and Trivial Knowledge

Aaron - December 4, 2009 03:49 AM (GMT)
Does anyone else have an issue with quantity over quality? With logistics put into the equation, I would rather help pay for a few brigades of highly-trained, well-equipped Eudyptula minor in stealth suits and support them in the field than a million common rockhoppers. The lower overhead would allow diversification into llama deployment for territorial warfare as appropriate. Given the distances to be covered in the event of a mobilization to the outlying colonies, it would seem more prudent to me.

I'm not questioning the concept of more penguin death squads. I rarely see references to zombie penguins so I support them in principle as a military force. But I'd like to see an accounting of how allocated penguins so far have been utilized before supporting such a radical expansion.

Will - December 7, 2009 12:37 AM (GMT)
Okay, instead of a million penguins, how 'bout 150,000 plus two to four hundred giant penguins with heavy beam weapons and missiles.

mafalda - December 7, 2009 04:44 PM (GMT)
I think the point Aaron was trying to make, and which I am also trying to make, is: do we need those, or are you just trying to show off? A show of force might work for some, it doesn't do it for me. Besides, once you have your unneeded penguins, you have to find something for them to do, and not just sit on their asses all day eating fish. And a million penguins, even 150000 regular sized penguins and a few giant ones, eat a lot of fish!

Defending the Empire is a necessity, as is defending our colony. Perhaps we should determine how our troops are used and deployed before entering into such tactics as adding more penguin death squads. If need be, we'll add whatever llamas, penguins and other lethal lazer-firing implements that are needed, where they are needed.


Mafalda
Matriarch of the Order of the Pepper Vodka
Second Lady Knight of the Elite Order of the Rose
Creator of the Silly-Looking Headwear
Protector of the Autistic Flock
Guardian of the Dust Bunnies
Professor Emeritus of the College of Useless and Trivial Knowledge

"We have normality. I repeat, we have normality. Anything you still can't cope with is therefore your own problem." (Douglas Adams)

Will - December 11, 2009 11:57 PM (GMT)
Invasion of nearby ocean worlds is all part of the long-range penguin plan.

The giant ones can serve as rides for children when not being used for warfare, while the remaining penguins...well. that's all part of the long-range plan which has been referred to a bi-partisan committee for further study. Expect fulminous debate but little real planning from the committee real soon.

Will

Annoying Git 1st Class of the Order of Hamanswissonrye.

RandyWalker - December 14, 2009 03:04 PM (GMT)
My fellow Earthicans,

Please vote for me in the Election.

I apologize for my delay in posting here. In addition to having limited internet access, I recently started a new job. However, if elected, I would not let these issues interfere with my Senatorial duties.

As I always say, the Senate is the seriousness that contrasts the Empire's sillyness. Without a serious Senate, the Empire could not have as much fun. The better the Senate, the more fun the Empire can have. As a Senator, I will work diligently in the Senate to keep the Empire silly.

I won't make any claims (outrageous or otherwise) as to what I will do as Senator of Earth other than this: I will strive to support the goals and ideals of my fellow Earthicans to the best of my abilities.

I hope that my previous years of service showcase what I will do for Earth Colony and for the Aerican Empire.

Please vote for me in the Election.

Sincerely,

Randy Walker

Aaron - December 14, 2009 08:31 PM (GMT)
Randy,

It seems you are the rational one here. In heated debate, it is good to be able to stand up for what is right for Earth and the Empire as a whole rather than ride the tide of populism.

However.... I notice that with this post, I now have as many posts as you do. I'm unfamiliar with Aerican history other than that which is on our website, so referencing past accomplishments means little to me other than you claim to have a track record.

Could you crow a bit about your accomplishments, for those of us who only know you from your two posts? Don't be shy, if you've done something significant for Earth and the Empire let us know!

What vision do you offer us to buy into? I see others offering their services as puppets for those of us with agendas, and a million-penguin army for conquest. Mr. Rationality, please spell out your agenda and your vision for us!

Aaron

RandyWalker - December 14, 2009 09:08 PM (GMT)
First, let me encourage you to join the Official mailing list. It is where all of the Empire's business takes place. Also, the Senate List is open to anyone for viewing.

I have served as President of the Senate for the past four years and I have been a Senator of Earth for the past eight. In that time, I have worked to establish Aerican law, define her colonies, and to organize Senate voting.

My agenda is simple: Make the Aerican Empire the best it can be.

CJ Miller - December 15, 2009 12:46 AM (GMT)
In addition to the Penguin Army, I will also create Delta Force: a finely tuned machine of 42 genetically-modified emperor penguin death machines.

Also I will give food, weapons, other aid, and weapons (about 28.000.000 ƺ worth) to the Northern Plutopians and establish a research center (and a research centre as well) in (on?) Verden.

Also I will campaign in favor (and in favour) of expanding. Not too much though.

Also (more) treaties.

Garlan - December 15, 2009 08:26 AM (GMT)
Why would you think that Northern Plutopia needs aid from earth? We're not a developing province, we're well-established, well-defended and... well-silly proof of the Aerican spirit.

Garlan
Senator of Northern Plutopia
Supreme Court Justice
Count of the Census
Guardian Knight of King Michael I
Grand Master of the Order of the Eastern Calculus
Honorary Commander of the Order of the Potassium Fist
Director of the Northern Plutopian Institute of Statistics
Lord Protector of Aerica's Hitherto Unheard-of Tyrolean Puppet State

CJ Miller - December 15, 2009 05:56 PM (GMT)
You're at war with Southern Plutopia. <_<

Garlan - December 15, 2009 08:49 PM (GMT)
Not technically. We're just a little cross with them because they took some paintball guns from us and we haven't gotten them back yet (and, of course, because they're kind of a sinister bunch).
But otherwise, we're all set, our Border Trenches are well filled and, of course, the Order of the Eastern Calculus takes care of most of the martial work.

Garlan
Senator of Northern Plutopia
Supreme Court Justice
Count of the Census
Guardian Knight of King Michael I
Grand Master of the Order of the Eastern Calculus
Honorary Commander of the Order of the Potassium Fist
Director of the Northern Plutopian Institute of Statistics
Lord Protector of Aerica's Hitherto Unheard-of Tyrolean Puppet State

Will - December 16, 2009 01:37 AM (GMT)
Well, if it turns into a good war, give me a call.

Will

Commander of the Imperial War Ship Alfa Strike, flagship of the Verden Mercenary Militia

"If the money is good and the land is for the taking, then the cause is just."
óMe

robert B - December 29, 2009 05:08 AM (GMT)
OH MY GOD THE FORUM ACTUALLY PICKED UP I'M HAPPY NOW




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