I vote FOR proposing this counteroffer to the Union of Duxburian Dominions.
The Union of Nicoleizian Socialist Republics
Chairman of the Communist Party: Michul Jirluchuz ☭
Speaker of the Assembly of Workers: VACANT
Speaker of the Assembly of Nationalities: VACANT
EU Councillor: Poppy Carlton-Romanov (EPA)
Korojaunu in Exile: Eilidh Whiteford ☆
Monarch in Exile: Queen Anastasia II ♚
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RE: Amendment to the European Constitution (Speaker and Deputy Speakers) 2021
I, Councillor Duchess Penelope "Poppy" Carlton-Romanov the Third of Her Name, Attorney at Law, vote FOR all amendments.
Councillor Duchess Penelope "Poppy" Carlton-Romanov the Third of Her Name Attorney at Law
Clash of the Nicoleizians
Bernie Sanders was leaving the UNSR for the first time in a long time. He knew that these negotiations were not going to be easy - oh girl not at all honey. However he knew that he had to try - for the safety of his people depended on it. Sanders knew he was in a better position than Whiteford - he controlled Nicoleizian land yes gawd. He was willing to make minor concessions but it was clear that he wasn’t going to budge … too much.
Eilidh Whiteford used to be the baddest bitcj in Europe. However, she had taken a tumble since being forced out of office by some cisgender communists. Smh. However, Whiteford was prepared to come to the table as long as there was Inquistan representation. She knew that a representative from the government of Mikaela Klingenberg would be: smart, intelligent, and fashion forward. Communism, Whiteford pondered, was about 2 things: no iPhone and bad fashion.
Whiteford was prepared to walk out at any impertinence, she wasn’t sure she should even be going.
Piane Daggot, Europe’s first left wing Internal Affairs Commissioner was ready to mediate. She knew she couldn’t be completely unbiased so she, too, was glad an Inquistan representative was there. Yes mama. This would be her major achievement in office - it couldn’t go wrong.
The Premier Commissioner, Sofie Čikarová, was going to open the talks with some remarks.
RE: Pan-European Festival of Czech Culture
Country of origin: UNSR
Name of the author: Constance DuBois
Gender of the author: Female
Age of the author: 54
Name of the art piece: Captured by Fascists
The art piece:
Name of the author: Anne-Marie Goldstein
Gender of the author: Female
Age of the author: 34
Name of the art piece: Heroic Nicoleizian Forces Save an Ungrateful Reitzmag
The art piece:
RE: Eurovoice 41: Results Show
Paloma Faith, Icholasen's Minister for Eurovoice is attending the show with her right hand man Hozier. Both came 2nd in Eurovoice, and know how hard it is to succeed. Despite this, failure will not be tolerated by them. They demand the best and the best they will receive.
Mitski is currently suffering from an unrelated novichok attack after coming 5th. So..... best of luck to the Nicoleizian act, whoever they are !
RE: The Wedding of Carlos and Prince Tommy
NB: The Bishop Lallana parts were written by @Inquista
Everyone was silenced, brought down to the beach, and the wedding ceremony could begin. Carlos stood at the altar, which was a foldable table with a Ibiza branded table-cloth.
Bishop Lallana raises her hands and gestures toward the congregation. “Welcome Comrades in Christ. Please be seated.”
“Thank you all for being here on this very special occasion, in celebration of what truly keeps us together: unions. Unions are the backbone of our societies, our economies, and of course, our families. It is only through unions that we, as individuals, realise our potential and worth, as a collective. We come here today, as a collective, in solidarity with the union of Prince Tommy and Carlos. Before we bear witness to this beautiful union, let us pray.”
“Lord, bless these hard-working members of the proletariat with love and hope we pray. Keep alive forever more the vows they will pledge today. May you bless them in their ability to work and be productive members of their homelands, and keep them always safe and on the path towards socialism. May peace and joy be with them now on this their wedding day. Awomen.”
“Dearly beloved members of the proletariat, blood-sucking members of the bourgeoisie, and class-traitor criminals, we are gathered here today in Marxist matrimony, to witness the union of Prince Tommy and Carlos. This is a union not to be taken lightly, and one that will require many 5-year plans to be met and fully realised. Marriage, much like patriotism to one’s class, is indeed an obligation. The grooms have each prepared their vows, which I ask that they read now. Tommy, Carlos.”
(ooc: my part )
Tommy started his vows :
"In the life of a homosexual addicted to cocaine, one gets few chances to love. But Carlos has given me -- Europe's biggest crackwhore -- a chance to love. A love that I aim to repay fully - both in blow, and the other type of blow -- bubbles.
Friends, gay Nicki Minaj personas called Roman.... fellow Countrymen, this marriage represents more than a love between two people with a huge age difference, but a love across the European Union -- we are different nationalities, but we are united.
Our marriage will end xenophobia."
(the crowd erupted to a thunderous applause at the news that xenophobia would soon perish)
"Carlos, te amo papi."
Carlos then started his vows:
"Tommy, you are the shrimp to my paella, the taco to my nachos, the bull to my animal cruelty; we are as inseparable as Catalonia and the rest of Spain, as England and the rest of Spain, as Greece and the rest of Spain, as New York and the rest of Spain -- you get the picture.
As a mediterranean, I know what passion is, and we have it. Like the rocks under the hot sun, we exude the fire of life.
I have had ups and downs in my career - losing Eurovoice by just one point. I know that through the ups and downs, the ins and outs, and the sides to sides, you will be there with me.
Tommy I am so happy to marry you."
“Tommy, do you take Carlos to be your eternally paramount husband? Do you promise to love, honour, cherish, and protect him as you would for your socialist Nicoleizian homeland, forsaking all others, and holding only unto him forevermore?"
“Carlos, do you take Tommy to be your eternally paramount husband? Do you promise to love, honour, cherish, and protect him better than those who robbed you in EuroVoice, forsaking all others, and holding only unto him forevermore?"
“Prince Tommy and Carlos will now exchange rings as symbols of their love and commitment to one another, and in celebration of the many Nicoleizian miners, smelters and ring smiths who are indispensable members of the working-class fabric of their nation."
“Tommy, please place the ring on Carlos’ left hand and repeat after me: I, Tommy, take you, Carlos, to be my eternally paramount husband, to love you forever on this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in revolution or in resistance, according to God and Marx’s Holy words, forever and always, xoxo gossip girl.”
"I, Tommy, take you, Carlos, to be my eternally paramount husband, to love you forever on this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in revolution or in resistance, according to God and Marx’s Holy words, forever and always, xoxo gossip girl." Tommy places the ring on Tommy's finger
“Carlos, please place the ring on Tommy’s left hand and repeat after me: I, Carlos, take you, Tommy, to be my eternally paramount husband, to love you forever on this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in revolution or in resistance, according to God and Marx’s Holy words, forever and always, xoxo chica chismosa.”
"I, Carlos, take you, Tommy, to be my eternally paramount husband, to love you forever on this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in revolution or in resistance, according to God and Marx’s Holy words, forever and always, xoxo chica chismosa." Carlos then places the ring on Tommy's finger.
“You may now kiss the groom.”
"Congratulations, you are now married. May your union be as prosperous, glorious and everlasting as the Union of Nicoleizian Socialist Republics.”
(OOC: Moi again)
The guests were then invited to eat the food on offer, to socialise and mingle, and to make use of the beach and its miscellaneous facilities.
RE: Kingdom of Reitzmag v. United Dominions of Icholasen
The United Dominions of Icholasen does not have sole jurisdiction in Copala City - we share it with the Copalans who were in charge of their own security before the Reitzmic Invasion, and the Reitzmic regime.
Due to the short time between the return of powers and the crisis (and I do not mean to throw the Copalans under the bus - they tried their best to prevent it), this crisis was exacerbated by the fact that security apparatuses take a long time to establish (and re-establish). If it were not for the authoritarianism, and dare I say fascism of the Reitzmics, these attacks would've been avoided. The Copalan Government (or Icholasen) are not responsible for the actions of terrorists.
The blame lies clearly with the ethnic cleansing Reitzmic regime who incited violence by evicting an entire race and religion of people from its territory - notably the Nicoleizians and the native Inquistan Orthodox peoples.
To blame Free Icholasen, who had completely devolved authority to the Copalans until the Reitzmic aggressor invaded it, then gave it back very shortly before these attacks took place, this case is farcical and holds no water.
By all means take the Copalan Government to court, I believe their actions would hold up in a Court of Law - but Free Icholasen has absolutely nothing to do with the day-to-day governance of Copala City. Reitzmics revoked the powers of the devolved administration - you cannot force us to govern a territory when we already had established a form of government that fit the territory's unique needs. And so, it was and is up to them to govern the territory in absence of the totally devolved administration Icholasen established. They revoked the treaty in order to seize power like the fascists they are, yet blame us when they did not seize enough ?
- Justice Rinder, QC
RE: The Wedding of Carlos and Prince Tommy
While this was going on, Carlos and Tommy returned to their respective dressing rooms to get ready.
Tommy was getting ready with Anastasia... they then broke into the song : Slipping Through My Fingers, from the Hit Musical, Mamma Mia.
"Anastasia, will you..." Tommy said, "will you... give me away ?"
"Yeah..." Anastasia said, and they resumed their song.