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Posted by: Knight_Sir_Raven Nov 17 2009, 09:55 AM
I'd like to begin by nominating Lady Raven for a Senatorial Position in Psyche - her sterling service in the past speaks for itself.

I'd also like to offer myself for re-election. . . .

Brigadier General Knight Sir Raven
Captain of the Aerican Royal Guard
Knight Protector to the Rad Princess Squirrel
Knight Commander of the Elite Order of the Knights of the White Rose
Senator Elect for the Colony of Psyche
Chief Justice of the Aerican High Court
Empirical Post Master General Post Laureate
Keeper of the Earth Magics
Protector of the Rose Princesses
Reader of the Books
Guardian of the Diamond Heart
Builder of the Replicas.
TARDIS Engineer
Creator of Dreams
Holder of the Bowl of Jellybabies
Convener of the Game
The original proponent of the extremely long signature.

Posted by: GreenpeaceUbuntuMan Nov 17 2009, 12:33 PM
I nominate myself, William Addison MacKinnon Gibbs Potash for the Senate. I am a relatively new member of the Empire, but a fairly (at least in my biased opinion) active, loyal, and devoted one. I think Aerica needs someone new for the Senate. I am currently the Minister of Silly Things and would love to be a senator. I highly doubt anyone would vote for me but me, but that's just my opinion. I sparked the discussion on the current monetary system and have always been an active participant in discussions. My speech would put me to sleep, so I wouldn't be offended if you were to close the window and go on to something much more exciting. I highly suggest you do so. Go on, close the window. I'm horrible at writing and end up rambling on like this, so I am warning you that my speech does not get any better. Ooh, is that fresh brewed coffee I smell? I'm going to have to wrap this up. In short: I'm biking for the Senate, (Too many people run. I prefer biking.) please vote for me, I'd be pleasantly surprised if anyone did. Oh, and do I ramble on too much? I thought so. Sorry for the excruciatingly awful purple prose. Goodbye and have a nice day.

Sincerely,
William Addison MacKinnon Gibbs Potash
Minister of Silly Things
Monty Python and Douglas Adams Fanatic
Anglophile
Geek
The Guy Without A Really Long Signature


Posted by: aericanwizard Nov 17 2009, 03:22 PM
I nominate myself for re-election to one of the seats of the ever-glorious colony of Verden. My campaign speech will be forthcoming.



§B^J*

MTFBWY
"Wizard's First Rule: People are stupid"
"Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father. Prepare to die"
-Inigo Montoya
"Wann kommt München an diesem Zug an, relativ gesprochen?"
- Albert Einstein
Imperial Wizard of the Aerican Empire
Senator for the Illustrious colony of Verden
OTH, 3rd Class
DARTH NICOLAI


Posted by: Garlan Nov 17 2009, 07:19 PM
I, Garlan, not knowing the meaning of the word modesty (or, at least, narcissistically ignoring it), hereby nominate myself for re-election as a Senator of the Great Colony of Northern Plutopia.

I believe I have always worked in the best interest of the Colony of Northern Plutopia and its citizens, not only strengthening its defenses against the sinister Southern Plutopians by establishing the Order of the Eastern Calculus as the first line of defense along the Equatorial Border Trenches (famously filled with Penguin Death Squads, fire-breathing crocodiles, acid-spitting llamas and sarcasm-flinging computer-nerds), but also by founding the Northern Plutopian Institute of Statistics which relatively successfully nagged people into participating in the 2008 Census.

Also, I think that I have been a very active (maybe not so much in the last few months, but anyway...) and loyal citizen of our Glorious Empire and I vow to uphold the ethical standards and the integrity of the Office of Senator, unless, of course, a particularly bold contender needs to be crushed with some good ol' populism. I refrain from any mud-slinging, however, mainly because it's so hard to get the mud-stains out of my pants.

So, from Northern Plutopia, Greetings to all citizens and... well... VOTE GARLAN!

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

Posted by: Loqutor Nov 17 2009, 09:32 PM
I nominate myself, Phil Henderson, for a Senatorial Election in the Pasture. I'm relatively new, but I have participated in 9over9000% of the discussions. I plan to bring a new philosophy to the Empire, one that recognizes the many varying sexual tastes of human beings, yet puts government into proper perspective in our lives. I will personally research every issue, relate its more important details to my cat (who has been an absolutely trustworthy advisor), and vote according to the dictates of either my conscience or the people (whichever is more convincing).

Phil Henderson
Alter Ego of His Excellency Phil Osophy
Guardian of Reasoning
Defender of Strange Appetites
Writer of Stories
Satirist of Corruption
Attempter of Making Interesting Signatures

Posted by: tristanglark Nov 18 2009, 01:30 PM
I nominate myself for re-election to the Senate on behalf of Mars, whom I have served well these many years.

As one of the first citizens of the Empire, I known the inner working of the Imperial government as well as anyone, making me an excellent choice for Senator. I have a perfect record of attendence in voting.

Over the course of my last four year term, I have:
-helped to create an official Mars Colony website
-helped fund the production of our new coins
-worked tirelessly to help the Empire put forth its best face when contacted by other micronations

If re-elected, I promise to:
-fight to keep taxes nonexistent
-further develop the Mars Colony website
-begin to implement a system whereby the Senate can better track which states have contacted us and what relations, if any, we have with them
-be a strong voice for Mars in all discussions, to ensure that we, the Empire's most famous colony, are a policy-maker and not a passive subject of government.

Posted by: Michael N. Mazur Nov 23 2009, 07:35 PM
I, Michael N. Mazur, wish to nominate myself for Senator in the Aerican Colony of Parrwater. Campaign speech will follow at some time in the near future.

Posted by: flynn Nov 23 2009, 07:47 PM
I, Flynn duMartier, nominate myself for reelection as Senator of Mars. My campaign speech is forthcoming (my team of speechwriters is bickering about the foreign relations section).

Posted by: GreenpeaceUbuntuMan Nov 23 2009, 08:18 PM
Oops, I forgot to say which colony I'm nominating myself for. I am nominating myself for the Senate position at Mars Colony, my (imaginary and improbable) home sweet home

Sincerely,
William Addison MacKinnon Gibbs Potash
Hopeful Senator
Minister of Silly Things
Monty Python and Douglas Adams Fanatic
Anglophile
Geek
The Guy Without A Really Long Signature

Posted by: Ravengirl Nov 23 2009, 08:38 PM
Thank you Raven!

I second the nomination for myself to continue my post as Senator of Psyche.

Ravengirl

Posted by: GreenpeaceUbuntuMan Nov 23 2009, 08:44 PM
I, William Addison MacKinnon Gibbs Potash, Hopeful Senator, Minister of Silly Things, Monty Python and Douglas Adams Fanatic (Hey, did you know DNA wrote Python scripts?), Anglophile, Geek, and The Guy Without A Really Long Signature, would hereby improve Mars Colony's silliness rates by two to the power of two hundred seventy-six thousand, seven hundred nine. By a totally staggering coincidence, this passage is from a book which Douglas Adams wrote called the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy which is the story of Arthur Dent, who, seconds before Earth is demolished, is plucked off the planet by his friend, Ford Prefect, who has been posing as an out-of-work actor for the past 15 years but is really a researcher for the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. By an even more staggering coincidence, I actually memorized that passage from h2g2. Ha. Beat that.

And now for another thing: I, if elected Senator would increase British comedy literacy levels across Aerica by infinity minus 1 percent and (try to) be a really good senator. So elect me. Please? I'll give you free (virtual) karma. Plus, if you vote now, you will get 2 for 1 virtual karma! That's right, Aerica, 2 for 1 virtual karma! (Nonexistent) operators are standing by.

I give many thanks and apologies to the late DNA who sadly suffered S.E.F. (Spontaneous Existence Failure). (For those of you who don't know about it, GET THE WHOLE H2G2 SERIES ALREADY! It will make your life so much better.)

I also give thanks and apologies to:
the Pythons!
and those guys I see on really bad commercials!

This will be the first of many (equally dull and self-promotional) adverts/infomercials/campaign speeches. (They basically add up to the same thing.)
Sincerely,
William Addison MacKinnon Gibbs Potash
Hopeful Senator
Minister of Silly Things
Monty Python and Douglas Adams Fanatic
Anglophile
Geek
The Guy Without A Really Long Signature






Posted by: mickemt Nov 24 2009, 12:15 AM
I hereby submit my self nomination for yet another term as the senior Senator for the great Aerican State of Chompsville.

My past record speaks for itself, no taxes, freedom of pretty much everything and I have been a staunch defender of our Glorious empire and His Exaulted Majesty, Emperor Eric Lis.

MickEMT
Senior Senator, Chompsville
First Senate President
Imperial Paladin

Posted by: Will Nov 24 2009, 12:33 AM
Once again:

I nominate me.

I promise to make big promises, sling lots of mud, and do absolutely nothing.

I will then agitate for a war which will keep everyone distracted.

Thank you, and vote for me.

Will.

Citizen of Verden, And Resident Troll Of Its Only Bridge

PS: I also pledge to blame the current incumbents and Big Government for any shortcomings on my part.

Posted by: aericanwizard Nov 24 2009, 03:00 AM
I said that my nomination speech was forthcoming, but by an amazing bit of coincidence, it has put on an extra bit of speed, and managed to come in third instead!

As a Senator of the Most Illustrious colony of Verden, I have spent the last 10 (or so) years watching as our people moved from the former colony of Starwene to the colony of Verden. I have watched with pleasure as the population doubled, trebled, halved, quartered, trebled again, and generally flourished.

I have flipped a coin and voted on every vote in the senate, and on the really important ones, I've voted a second time; sometimes for the same decision!

If elected, I promise to promote the welfare of our splendiferous colony, and make sure that you know not only what you need to know, but what you want to know (and let's be serious, this is politics, no one need know anything, and the less people know, the happier they are).

I promise to keep the promises I mean to, and only break the ones that I never meant to keep, all the while sounding like I'm saying more than I am!

I promise to lie only when the truth does not work to my advantage, or when the truth is too boring, and a lie would yield better results.

I promise to work 24 hours a week, 7 days a year to promote the good of Verden, and to spend all of my time that is not otherwise occupied either working for the good of the colony, or making up excuses as to why I'm not.

A vote for me is a vote for Verden, and hopefully your votes for Verden will be votes for me.

Vivat Verden!
Vivat Aerica!

§B^J*

MTFBWY
"Wizard's First Rule: People are stupid"
"Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father. Prepare to die"
-Inigo Montoya
"Wann kommt München an diesem Zug an, relativ gesprochen?"
- Albert Einstein
Imperial Wizard of the Aerican Empire
Incumbent Senator for the Illustrious colony of Verden
OTH, 3rd Class
DARTH NICOLAI


Posted by: Will Nov 24 2009, 08:46 AM
QUOTE (aericanwizard @ Nov 24 2009, 03:00 AM)
I said that my nomination speech was forthcoming, but by an amazing bit of coincidence, it has put on an extra bit of speed, and managed to come in third instead!

As a Senator of the Most Illustrious colony of Verden, I have spent the last 10 (or so) years watching as our people moved from the former colony of Starwene to the colony of Verden. I have watched with pleasure as the population doubled, trebled, halved, quartered, trebled again, and generally flourished.

I have flipped a coin and voted on every vote in the senate, and on the really important ones, I've voted a second time; sometimes for the same decision!

If elected, I promise to promote the welfare of our splendiferous colony, and make sure that you know not only what you need to know, but what you want to know (and let's be serious, this is politics, no one need know anything, and the less people know, the happier they are).

I promise to keep the promises I mean to, and only break the ones that I never meant to keep, all the while sounding like I'm saying more than I am!

I promise to lie only when the truth does not work to my advantage, or when the truth is too boring, and a lie would yield better results.

I promise to work 24 hours a week, 7 days a year to promote the good of Verden, and to spend all of my time that is not otherwise occupied either working for the good of the colony, or making up excuses as to why I'm not.

A vote for me is a vote for Verden, and hopefully your votes for Verden will be votes for me.

Vivat Verden!
Vivat Aerica!

§B^J*

MTFBWY
"Wizard's First Rule: People are stupid"
"Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father. Prepare to die"
-Inigo Montoya
"Wann kommt München an diesem Zug an, relativ gesprochen?"
- Albert Einstein
Imperial Wizard of the Aerican Empire
Incumbent Senator for the Illustrious colony of Verden
OTH, 3rd Class
DARTH NICOLAI

So, it's all your fault, eh?! biggrin.gif

Remember, a vote for me is a vote for me, so vote for me!

A sex scandal in every home and paparazzi on every TV!

Posted by: GreenpeaceUbuntuMan Nov 24 2009, 12:23 PM
I promise to
  • Make a large hullaballoo to make everyone's life more interesting
  • Vote on every votable motion in the Senate
  • Make Aerica a sillier place
  • Build a lot of impossible (if not, then improbable) megaprojects
  • Discover a new territory
  • Do some other important things which I forgot

Um, hold on a sec... Oh, I remember!

I also promise to
  • Also redevelop the Mars Colony website
  • Improve our diplomatic system
  • Make sure Mars Colony remains strong in discussions
  • Make the Aerican Empire awesomer!!!

William A.M.G. Potash

The Guy Who Forgot His Really Long Signature Yet Again smile.gif

Posted by: quintin336 Nov 25 2009, 03:33 AM
I, Quintin Felwitch Zealot, proud citizen of the Aerican Empire, citizen of Retsaot Island, nominate myself as a candidate of my colony for a seat in the Aerican Senate. rolleyes.gif

Here is my résumé so you can see why you should vote for me:

QUOTE
Since 2003, I have been a fervent micronationalist, and promoter of this movement (mainly in Mexico). I had been part of some groups that defend this ideology such as “El Club Feliz” (The Happy Club) biggrin.gif [2003-2004] which was kind of a confederation, and “Academia San Archundia” (Saint Archundia Academy) ninja.gif [2004-2005] which had kind a dictatorial regime. Also I was one of the leaders in the Triumvirate of the “Congreso de Cartas” (Card’s Congress) sleep.gif [2005-2006], a fully established micronation in which I developed my skills in the spheres of administration, legislation and civil service cool.gif.
In June 2008, I became a citizen of the Aerican Empire. Some weeks later I was designated as Ambassador of the Empire to Mexico. Since then, I have been practicing my tasks in this position with extremely attachment to the Imperial Law wacko.gif. Throughout my stay in the Empire I have been participating in events such as 2009 IDBAD Contest and working in the project of translating the AEmpirial website into Spanish (in a very slow speed, I have to confess) blink.gif.
I hope you allow me to pursue my dream of being part of the history of the Empire and to scatter my humble knowledge in order to make Aerica the best country in the Universe. rolleyes.gif.


What follows are my promises for the Empire if I am elected senator:
  • Avoid the nonparticipation in the Empire and increase the influence of my colony in the Empire affairs.
  • Give more autonomy and individuality to the colonies to promote decentralized governments (but not enough to become independent).
  • Create more natural embassies to have a less virtual micronation and more presence in the macronational world.
  • Design a line of Succession to appoint a temporary head of state in the event that the Emperor dies, is impeached or resigns, as the Senate elects a new emperor or empress.
  • Create a new ministry: the Department of Heraldry, Vexillology and Useful Burocracy, in order to compile and administrate the use of flags, coat of arms and other symbols of Imperial use.
  • Create a research and teaching institute, such as a University of the Aerican Empire. I have been thinking of names like: “Aerican Empire Institute Of Undergraduates” (A.E.I.O.U) or “Ampersand Imperial College”.
  • Delimitate and name the ranks in the Aerican Military Hierarchy of all Imperial forces (including the Penguin Death Squads, if they want to).
  • Redact a Constitution for Retsaot Island.
  • Found a demonym or gentilic to the people of the Island, no matter the cost. (If other colonies would like to join, it would be great).
  • And last but not least… create the Aerican National Anthem. For years, Aerica didn’t had a catchy song… this is the time for it. Behold! ohmy.gif
So, here are my proposals. Consider them, discuss them and choose them. VOTE FOR ME!

QUINTIN FELWITCH FOR SENATOR!

Cordially,
Quintin Felwitch Zealot,
Ambassador of the Aerican Empire to Mexico,
Senator Candidate for Retsaot Island,
Citizen of Retsaot Island,
Proud Citizen of the Aerican Empire.
Long live the Emperor!
VOTE QUINTIN FELWITCH!
brito_interiano@hotmail.com

P.S.: I would also like to add to my proposals an Electoral Act, in order to avoid the problems that this period has brought.
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Posted by: flynn Nov 25 2009, 04:22 AM
Martian citizens, I wish to make this short for all of our sakes. There is one excellent, non-silly reason to vote for me. I have been carried out my duties faithfully and well, having not abstained from any votes. I can sincerely promise to continue this trend. I will also endeavor to put a squid in every penguin's pot, and to make Phobos and Deimos, our two beloved satellites, less lumpy.

FLYN: OH, YEAH. THAT ONE.

Posted by: Michael N. Mazur Nov 25 2009, 04:33 AM
Right, my election speech:

If elected to the Senate as a representative of the Colony of Parrwater, I promise to:
  • Promote Parrwatrian Sovereignty.
  • Finally get around to getting a Colonial Constitution made for us.
  • Keep the location of Parrwater as obscure and murky as it can be with our properly-defined borders.
  • Promote huggling. Huggling's generally good.
  • Make Parrwater a leading force in the fight against the Metric System.
  • Establish the His Dark Materials trilogy as mandatory reading in our non-existant schools.
  • Lead a coup d'état against and work cooperatively with whoever is elected as my fellow Senator.
  • Help bring new citizens to Parrwater.
  • Ban the use of motorboats on our territory and personally patrol the border with a range of automatic weapons.
That is all. Vote Michael N. Mazur as Senator for the great Colony of Parrwater!

Posted by: Michael N. Mazur Nov 25 2009, 04:34 AM
Er, His Dark Materials. My spellchecker fails.

Posted by: aericanwizard Nov 25 2009, 04:49 AM
We can assign mandatory reading material?! I need to read our constitution more carefully, and see which other powers I can abuse.


§B^J*

MTFBWY
"Wizard's First Rule: People are stupid"
"Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father. Prepare to die"
-Inigo Montoya
"Wann kommt München an diesem Zug an, relativ gesprochen?"
- Albert Einstein
Imperial Wizard of the Aerican Empire
Senator for the Illustrious colony of Verden
OTH, 3rd Class
DARTH NICOLAI

Posted by: Will Nov 25 2009, 07:23 PM
If elected, I promise my vote for or against Parrwatrian sovreignty will be available to the highest bidder.

I promise to allow special interest groups to pay all bribes using PayPal.

I promise to blame you for whatever wrongdoing I'm caught red-handed at doing.

I promise to say it's the other guy's fault for whatever bad policies I support.

I promise to enforce prayer in school, as long it's only to the god of political expidency.

I promise mandatory reading of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxyin all classrooms.(Well, except maybe the fourth book).

I promise to find enemies, so that our defense contractors can provide full employment.

Remember, anything I do is all your fault, and a vote for me is a vote for me, so vote for me.

Posted by: Malcolm Gehardt Nov 26 2009, 06:12 PM
I, Malcolm Gerhardt, hereby announce my candidacy as the Parrville Senator. If elected i would use my position to push for measures to help spread the influence of the Aerican Empire. Below are my visions for the future of Aerica

-Create embassies in places where self-goverence and a healthy dose of the ridiculous thrive, specifically single shard MMO's and Youtube.

- Expand two more colonies to accomadate the new citizens that will flock to the Empire.

- Begin filming Youtube videos portraying my self and my man servent, claiming ridicilous thing for the Aerican Empire. Examples being New York City, The Ocean, Bathroom at Walmart, making myself dictator for life. Each would be foiled by my sidekick explaining why i'm dumb. It would have comic value and education other on Aerican law.

-get the approval of John Cleese (the plumber, not the actor)



I look forward to serving all how vote for me, and sniggering at all those that don't.

Posted by: Grand Marshall Eli Herring Nov 26 2009, 08:57 PM
I will tenuously put my name forward for Senatorship of Retsaot Island.

Why should you vote for me? I'm quiet, hard working, I don't seek power, I'm honest, mostly humble, and attuned to the needs of the psuedo-common hominid. In short, everything your usual politician isn't.

So vote for me! A vote for me is a vote for something slightly different!
Or don't. I honestly don't mind. Because, you know, it's up to you. I'm sure you'll choose the best person for the job. I got faith in humanity. At least for now...

Eli
Royal Babysitter
Grand Marshall of the Knights of the Potassium Fist
Honourary Commander of the Order of the Eastern Calculus
Constable of Iron Pyrite
Scrub Wrangler Extraordinare
Unofficial Arbitrator
Curator of the Delightfully Lemon Scented Squible
Accidental Chrono-Naut

Posted by: mafalda Nov 27 2009, 03:42 PM
Well here it is. I nominate myself to the post of Senator for the colony of Earth.

I am a somewhat new citizen of the Empire, and am still learning how things work around here, but I am a fast learner. I have contributed mildly but proudly to the discussion related to our newly minted coins.

I promise to never make empty promises, or full ones for that matter. And if you vote for me, that will be one more vote for me than if you didn't.

So, there you go: 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

Posted by: hockeyshaun Nov 29 2009, 01:26 AM
I would like to nominate myself for Senator of Northern Plutopia.

My campaign promises are as follows:

I promise to NEVER impose any sort of taxes to our peoples, they earned their money they should get to use for what they like.

I promise to never have "relations" with any interns we may hire, unless of course I was drugged and do not know the extent of my actions while unconscious... wink.gif

I promise to ensure that our Penguin Death squads have all the necessary resources to maintain the safety of our citizens.

I will work my hardest to make the Aerican Empire the first nation to utilize the ice found on the Moon for our boozing enjoyment, of course after we land our homemade rocket and colonize said floating rock for the Aerican Empire.


Rev. Shaun Ferguson
Knight of the Potassium Fist
Seneschal to the Order of the Eastern Calculus
Assistant Scrub-Burner
Guardian and Protector to Princess Anna of the Fairies of the Forest
Proud Citizen of Northern Plutopia
Long live the Emperor!
http://www.aericanempire.com

Posted by: RandyWalker Nov 30 2009, 08:03 PM
Greetings all!

I am running once again for Senator of Earth colony. I've had the position since 2001, just a few months after I became a citizen. I am currently President of the Senate.

I would like to continue my service to both Earth Colony and to the Aerican Empire.

Posted by: msaetre Nov 30 2009, 11:38 PM
I was busy with humanitarian aid over the last few days and since my PR people did not get the memo (or are slacking off) it appears I must post this on the forum myself. Without further delay I would like to announce that I am running for a senate seat in the ever beautiful colony, The Pasture. As a resident of a far corner of the Pasture I would like our people united (untied for some) together under a common banner of silliness.

Remember, its not just for us. Think of the children!




Mark Saetre

Waiting for a tag line

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