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Zottel The Goat, Used As A Mascot By SVP, Is Snatched From His Stable In Zurich, Switzerland | Strange News | Sky News

October 18, 2011 Leave a comment
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A goat used as a mascot by a far-right political party in Switzerland has been kidnapped by left-wing rivals just a week before the country’s General Election.

Zottel has been used in political hustings and campaigns since 2006 by the Swiss People’s Party SVP.

But sometime during the night of October 14, he and another goat were snatched from their stable in Zurich, at the home of Swiss MP Ernst Schibli.

Mr Schibli said he had received an anonymous letter with death threats to “fascist goat Zottel” this summer.

Left-wing group Anti-Fascist Action have claimed responsibility for the kidnapping in a statement posted on the internet – which the SVP responded to by issuing a statement demanding Zottel’s return.

via Zottel The Goat, Used As A Mascot By SVP, Is Snatched From His Stable In Zurich, Switzerland | Strange News | Sky News.

Strange Random Goat Quote:

“Don’t approach a goat from the front, a horse from the back, or a fool from any side.” – Yiddish Proverb

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Cameron ad to avoid “Hung Parliament”

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In the run-up to Thursday’s general Election in the UK, the Conservative Party, many would say favourites to win, have launched a fake TV ad on behalf of the Hung Parliament Party. The aim is to show voters what might happen if none of the parties receives a majority and of course, get them all to vote Conservative! Although rare in the UK, a Hung Parliament has happened before, as this article points out. The reason for the rope in the picture is the double meaning of hang – hanged – hanged for people and hang – hung – hung for things …

Strange Random Politics Quote:

Politics, n:  [Poly “many” + tics “blood-sucking parasites”]   – Larry Hardiman

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The Gordfather – Brown gets tough

With just under 2 weeks to go before the British General Election, the Prime Minister Gordon Brown has been promising a tough fight following a bitter media campaign by the opposition Conservative Party.

This fact prompted The Guardian newspaper to imagine a similar campaign, showing a “no-nonsense” Prime Minister in several well-known movie roles. You can even find them on T-shirts here.

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Strange Random Election Quote:

I offer my opponents a bargain: if they will stop telling lies about us, I will stop telling the truth about them.  – Adlai Stevenson, campaign speech, 1952

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