pedro for president

If you already thought that spanish politics was a laughing matter, then wait to see our (still) current president and his wisdom


“We cannot spend more than what we have because then we have to borrow it”

“The spaniards are very spaniards and are many spaniards”

“And the European?“ (When asked during an interview about Cataluña getting its independence)

“It’s the mayor who wants the neighbours to be the mayor”

Edit (I had to include these two)

“This is not like the water that falls from the sky, which no one knows exactly why it happens”

“ A glass is a glass and a plate is a plate”

If you don’t understand him, it’s okay, neither do we.


President Trump Meets With President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski of Peru

Tens of Thousands March in Peru Against Gender Violence

LIMA, Peru — More than 50,000 people marched in Peru’s capital and eight other cities on Saturday to protest violence against woman and what they say is the indifference of the judicial system.

Officials said the size of the protest against gender violence was unprecedented in Peru and followed several recent high-profile cases in which male perpetrators were given what women’s groups said were too-lenient sentences. The march in Lima ended at the palace of justice.

“Today, the 13th of August, is a historic day for this country because it represents a breaking point and the start of a new culture to eradicate the marginalization that women have been suffering, especially with violence,” said Victor Ticona, president of Peru’s judicial system.

Ticona said that a commission of judges would receive representatives of the protesters.

Newly inaugurated President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski took part in the march along with first lady Nancy Lange.

“What we don’t want in Peru is violence against anyone, but especially against women and children,” he said.

Earlier in the day, Kuczynski said his government is “going to ask for facilities for women to denounce violence because abuse flourishes in an environment where complaints cannot be made and the blows are absorbed in silence — and this is not how it should be.”

Peru’s march follows similar protests against gender violence in other Latin American countries, including Argentina and Brazil, held under the slogan #NiUnaMenos — #NotOneLess.

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESSAUG. 13, 2016, 11:45 P.M. E.D.T.

anonymous asked:

Every country has ridiculous happenings in their history. Such as the Mexican President Pedro José Domingo de la Calzada Manuel María Lascuráin Paredes who was only president for 45 minutes. Are they any stand out funny points in Estonian history?

There used to be a political party called Royalist Party of Estonia who used to shoot down bullshit laws and actions of the parliament in the early 90′s.

First of all, they were elected into our parliament with election campaign budget of whopping 1 kroon (worth like 0.15 euro cents, not counting inflation)

In addition to making finno-ugric drum rituals during “prayer” hour in the main room of the parliament, they also actually asked Swedish Prince Carl Phillip and Prince Harry (of UK) to be king of Estonia. The Estonians were also asked to light fires on 23rd June 1992 if they wanted Carl Phillip as their king. (and well, people did light fires because it was Midsummer Solstice)

They also shot down any plans of holding a parade in honour of October Revolution (on 7th November) by going on a EATING strike and demanding a parade be held in honour of Gustav II Adolf instead.

They also gave medal to the Soviet Army members who left Estonia in 1994 “for liberating Estonia” (which was obvious mockery of the official propaganda of Soviet Union to justify occupation of Baltics)




I wanted to do something really crazy on my last day as a teenager, so I went to a political revolution meeting to see the future First Lady, Jane Sanders.

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Napoleon Dynamite is a movie that few people really got, IMO. It is one of the best illustrations of what it feels like to be lonely, that I have ever seen. The whole damn movie is about portraying the many forms of loneliness. All the main characters feel disconnected, misunderstood, and have nobody to relate to.

Napoleon has no friends and lives in fantasy land. He is shunned by everybody. His brother is self-deluded, wanting to be a cage fighter but staying home all the time desperately seeing love and attention on the internet. Their grandmother is never there for them, though she has a full life of her own ( a twist on real life situation of the elderly). They live next to a huge field… reinforcing the feeling of isolation. Almost every home in the film is shown isolated, actually. Their uncle lives alone on a trailer in the middle of nowhere, obsessed about the past. Pedro is latin and barely intellingible, oddly attired, alien in every sense of the word.

Not even the protagonists seem to truly connect… their dialogues are always a little awkward, as if 80% of the message was received only, often rolling along without any conclusions being reached. There are little details also… like how Napoleon seldom looks at someone in the eyes, in fact his eyes remain barely open throughout the film. Minor details that add to the sense of disconnection.

In the end the protagonists defeat their loneliness: the uncle gets a girlfriend and gets over the past, his brother gets a girlfriend who is clearly in love with him, Pedro becomes president and Napoleon’s dance makes him popular, but even so you don’t really get that great a sense of satisfaction by the time it’s over. You get a sense that there’s so much more that Napoleon needs and that it’s not due anytime soon. In fact he does not embrace the popularity at the end, he runs away. He does not have the emotional tools to deal with any of this. He is still fundamentally an isolated creature.

In the end most people can never really put a finger on what made them feel odd about watching this film… while it is overtly a comedy, the circumstances presented leave you no choice but to feel disheartened… questions pop in your head which make you uncomfortable but are not ever addressed: where are Napoleon’s parents, for instance? It is a plot point that could be cleared up with one short phrase but isn’t. You’re just left to wonder if they abandoned Napoleon, or died, or something of the sort. Whatever happened, we are given little closure, just a bit more discomfort with what we see. It is a discomfort that the filmmaker builds upon more and more, punctuated with absurdist humor which makes you legitimately confused about how you should feel.

It is cleverly disguised as a silly comedy but most people who watch it with that preconception end up a bit confused and with a bitter taste in their mouths… it’s a bit too surreal and a bit too dark…

that’s because it’s not a comedy at all.

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Today’s newspaper (Spain). I kid you not, this is not Photoshop.

Title reads: Dangerous Friendships

Shows candidate for presidency Pedro Sanchez shaking hands with ninja turtle Donatello and on the bottom explains that if he wants to govern (Pedro not Donatello) he will have to make concessions. (the votes were split 4 ways with no one having enough to be eligible without a pact with another party)

…. I’d vote for Donatello. Donatello for president!!

Wtf ABC? I guess they’re trying to say that Donatello is… Pablo Iglesias? (His party’s logo is purple)


February 19th 1913: Pedro Lascuráin’s presidency

On this day in 1913, Pedro Lascuráin became President of Mexico, but he was only in office for around forty-five minutes, making his presidency the shortest in history. He became President after the incumbent leader Francisco Madero was overthrown in a military coup. The coup also ousted the next in line to the presidency - the Vice-President and Attorney General - and therefore Foreign Minister Lascuráin succeeded to the presidency. The instigator of the coup, General Victoriano Huerta, had Lascuráin appoint him Interior Minister - who is next in line after the Foreign Minister. In an effort to give the coup an air of legitimacy, the General then had the new President resign only forty-five minutes into his term, making Huerta President of Mexico. Huerta’s presidency was also relatively short-lived, as he was forced to resign in July 1914. Pedro Lascuráin retired from politics and died in 1952 aged ninety-six.