May the 4th be with you

May the 4th be with you

20110504 Darth Vader 150x150 May the 4th be with you

So today is unofficially Star Wars day, so to celebrate, here’s a little bit of waffle for you.

Today is the 4th of May, or May the Fourth; and may it be with you for the rest of today and beyond!  To celebrate I have attached a photograph of one of the little electrical outlets you see along the Floating Harbour in Bristol, England.  With a little imagination you will see a silhouette of Darth Vader.  Speaking of Star Wars characters, have you ever noticed that Margaret Beckett looks like Jar Jar Binks?  Do an image search and you’ll see what I mean.

 

AV Referendum 

I don’t normally do politics in my articles, but the Margaret Beckett reference prompted a mention of the Referendum on the Alternative Vote, or AV.  Tomorrow people in the UK get to decide whether or not we want fairer votes.  Whilst it’s still not as good as Proportional Representation, I believe it’s a good halfway house and a step in the right direction.

To those naysayers who go on about the principle of “one person, one vote”, I’d like to point out that under the current system not everyone’s vote is equal.  This is intuitive really, as everyone has heard of so-called safe seats, but it’s worth looking up “Voter Power Index” on the internet for information.

I’m not a militant yes-man (so to speak) and if anyone has any good, positive arguments for keeping the status quo, I’d like to hear from you.  All the arguments I have heard against AV have focused on negativity and scaremongering.  No-voters, please let me know your comments.  Vic Suckerbag is willing to learn (if there’s anything to learn on this matter) and I’m listening!  I may suck bags but I don’t bite or bark!

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