Only one member of Congress voted against the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Terrorists after 9/11, stating that they should be “careful not to embark on an open-ended war with neither an exit strategy nor a focused target.”
When asked what was the greatest political fact of modern times, Otto Von Bismarck (the man who unified Germany) responded that it was “the inherited and permanent fact that North America speaks English.”
At one time, Sweden’s 9th most voted for political party was The Donald Duck Party. They promised free beer and wider sidewalks.
Russian voters used to have a box on their ballots to vote for “against all”.
Nearly 30% of Americans believe an armed rebellion might be necessary in order to protect liberties.
Marion Barry, the former mayor of Washington DC and now a Council member, has reportedly taken a stand against taxing yogurt, saying that a yogurt tax is “crazy,” and pointing out that “Yogurt is really more healthy than some other things, as is cottage cheese.”
However, there isn’t actually a yogurt tax. Barry apparently misheard a reporter who asked him about a so-called “yoga tax,” which is a proposed tax on gyms and health clubs.
The song “Mambo No. 5” was initially chosen for 2000’s Democratic National Convention, but this idea was scrapped due to the line “A little bit of Monica in my life.”
The 50-Cent Party is a group of trained internet commentators who are paid 50 cents per post by the Chinese government to sway public opinion in their favor.
There was was a movement in the early 1900s called the “Technocracy movement” that wanted to replace all politicians and business people with scientists and engineers.
Former President, President for Life and then Emperor Jean-Bédel Bokassa of the Central African Republic ate the flesh of his political enemies.