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The Swiss Pirate Party Has Its First Mayor 110

Posted by timothy
from the mayor-mc-swiss-cheese dept.
bs0d3 writes "Alex Arnold from the Pirate Party Switzerland has been elected mayor of Eichberg. This is the first mayoral win for the pirates in Switzerland, and hopefully just the begining of things to come. Thomas Bruderer, president of the Pirate Party Switzerland, is delighted: 'This result is for our young party is an important milestone. To win a majority vote shows that our members are not just a marginal phenomenon; but are in the midst of society.'"
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The Swiss Pirate Party Has Its First Mayor

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  • Arrr! (Score:5, Funny)

    by K. S. Kyosuke (729550) on Sunday September 23, 2012 @12:53PM (#41429063)
    For some reason, the mayor insists on the town hall employees calling him "cap'n".
  • by Teun (17872) on Sunday September 23, 2012 @01:11PM (#41429171) Homepage
    Poor Swiss, now they have pirates but no navy...
  • Re:Arrr! (Score:5, Funny)

    by Kjella (173770) on Sunday September 23, 2012 @03:55PM (#41430421) Homepage

    How pirates ended up in a country with no sea? How did they commute?

    They airlift them in with a swarm of talking parrots, you can often see the foreman sitting on the captain's shoulder negotiating for more crackers or threatening to blabber about the treasure. The colors are actually for navigation, red parrots on the left, green parrots on the right and white parrots on the tail. One crazy captain called the Flying Dutchman even airlifted his whole ship this way, but he got lost in the Swiss alps somewhere and the parrots froze to death in the winter. Who knows, maybe the descendants of the crew still live up there continuing their pirating ways...

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