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The Attorney General says on El Pais that "if notorious leaders of [illegal party] Batasuna express that ANV is their [electoral] choice, it could be evidence for [ANV's] illegalisation or suspension by application of the criminal code"
This is what happens when you have an asshole like Aznar in power for 8 years: they return your country to the time of Franco.

Guilt by association enshrined in the law regulating political parties, and the Socialists love it!

Bush is a symptom, not the disease.

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun May 13th, 2007 at 06:50:28 PM EST
Whaa...?

How disturbing.

by the stormy present (stormypresent aaaaaaat gmail etc) on Mon May 14th, 2007 at 03:24:24 AM EST
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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon May 14th, 2007 at 04:34:10 AM EST
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Yes, but I was referring to the current government's apparent intention to so vigorously apply the guilt-by-association provisions.

So here's a thought... if Batasuna were to endorse the PP in the next election, would that be grounds for banning the PP?

by the stormy present (stormypresent aaaaaaat gmail etc) on Mon May 14th, 2007 at 04:59:12 AM EST
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Zapatero has to appear to be "tough on terrorism" or the PP will eat his lunch. And the PSOE voted to pass the law in the first place, in 2002.

It was really sad when, in the middle of the ill-fated 9-month ceasefire last year, the PP's barrage of lies about Zapatero "surrendering" to ETA led to the PSOE issuing a long video insisting on how Zapatero was being tougher on ETA than Aznar had been during the previous truce in 1998/9. Everyone had a "WTF?" moment, because for the PSOE to undermine in that way whatever negotiations ZP was carrying out at the time couldn't be good for the peace process.

IMHO, deep down the PSOE actually believes they owe their election victory to AlQaeda and so they don't deserve to be in power. It's the only explanation I can find to how defensively they carried themselves during the first 30 months of the parliamentary term [they have started to counter-attack recently when it became clear just how insane the PP was, and how delusional regarding March 11 conspiracy theories].

Bush is a symptom, not the disease.

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon May 14th, 2007 at 05:08:01 AM EST
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The PSOE's video is here.

Question for gnomes: do we have a macro to embed google videos, like we do for youtube videos?

Bush is a symptom, not the disease.

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat May 19th, 2007 at 10:48:41 AM EST
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There isn't one now that I know of, it would have to be created.  I don't know how to do that.  I think Colman created the last one, if memory serves.

I'll check the macros section and see if I can figure it out, though.

by the stormy present (stormypresent aaaaaaat gmail etc) on Sat May 19th, 2007 at 12:21:18 PM EST
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Gah.  Somehow, clicking on that video link reset my Google default language to Spanish.  Which, fortunately, I can read, but it took me a minute to figure out how to re-set it to English.

But in the process, I discovered that you can make your default language "Elmer Fudd."  Which is just funny.  So that's my default language now.  Or should I say, "my defawt wangwage"....

by the stormy present (stormypresent aaaaaaat gmail etc) on Sat May 19th, 2007 at 12:43:10 PM EST
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It's not working.

by the stormy present (stormypresent aaaaaaat gmail etc) on Sat May 19th, 2007 at 01:12:44 PM EST
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You're not the first to have that thought.

Bush is a symptom, not the disease.
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon May 14th, 2007 at 05:08:37 AM EST
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