Spanish politicos slug it out in Second Life
Explosions and gunfire shake Sadville
Spain's two main political parties have been indulging in some light scrapping in the run-up to this month's local elections by attempting to burn down each other's Second Life headquarters, Reuters reports.
The "bitter political wrangling" between the socialist government, represented by the PSOE, and the conservative opposition, the Partido Popular (PP), has been entertaining Spaniards for months as the two abandon any pretence at political debate and roundly accuse each other of provoking the collapse of western civilisation.
Most seriously, the PP accuses the government of "capitulating" to Basque terrorist group ETA by entering into dialogue with the fun-loving separatists. This has provoked huge rallies in support of a no-nonsense hard line against ETA, at which much inflammatory rhetoric has aroused nationalist sentiments.
So inflammatory, in fact, that the PSOE accuses PP supporters of all manner of virtual outrages in Sadville. A PSOE official known as "Zeros Kuhm" explained: "They have thrown bombs, entered the building with sub-machine guns, lit fires, everything you could imagine."
The PP, meanwhile, says it's been handed the same treatment. A party spokesman said: "We have complained to the Second Life commission about the terrorism."
Given the way things are going, we suggest it's only a matter of time before the United Nations is forced to intervene in Second Life, possibly prompted to action by a US pre-emptive strike against the Mahmoud Ahmadinejad shopping mall's enriched uranium emporium. Watch this space. ®
People are funny...
Perhaps they should get Tania Derveaux (check http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/05/18/belgian_election_campaign ) to help do the *blow* jobs.
She already worked the job and blowjob angle, now it's time for her to blow them all up and to hell with politicians altogether. We all really only want free unlimited sex.
Like in Cuba, wow!
Hey, but you don't need a makeshift boat to leave Spain, you can get cheap plane tickets or just hit the road...
You could perhaps ask the European governments for politcal asylum, so you could live without working in Britain, Holland or Germany at the expenses of us EUrian taxpayers :)
BTW, Cuba isn't this island with paradisiac weather and lotsa hot chickz?
Hmmm, like Cuba...
Sure you are not a spammer pimping for a Spanish travel agency?
The three years that changed Spain (forever?)
I'm writing this from my homeland, Spain. Can't avoid writing this after reading the post named "Huge Rallies".
Terrrorrist attack striked spain 11M. Government was elected 14M. From there on, all has changed terribly. Although it reminds more and more the time right before Spain Civil War.
Currently, *all* TV channels are under the government control. PSOE controls each and every word spoken there, pretty much in the same way it happens in Cuba.
Most of the press follows also the same line.
This can happen becouse a huge amount of media is owned by a single holding: PRISA. The owner of PRISA, Mr. Polanco, promised on its last annual shareholders meeting, his holding would do its best to avoid PP ever reaching government.
Most probably, PSOE & PRISA (also known as "PRISOE") will achieve their goals, wich goes though the balcanization of Spain, to slices easier to handle. And to decades of control.
We never thought things could come to the point we are nowadays. But we are.