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15th Jan '16 7:51:12 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheStainlessSteelRat for President''. A planetary dictator has regular rigged elections to maintain the facade that he's a democratically elected President-for-Life. The protagonist decides to use this system against him by rigging the election in his own favour.
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* ''TheStainlessSteelRat ''Literature/TheStainlessSteelRat for President''. A planetary dictator has regular rigged elections to maintain the facade that he's a democratically elected President-for-Life. The protagonist decides to use this system against him by rigging the election in his own favour.
2nd Jan '16 5:14:40 AM hellomoto
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Ceremonies can be very significant. Swearing in of a president or crowning a king decides who is going to rule a country. A marriage ceremony declares that two people belong together, and an academic degree gives the recipient the right to be officially recognized for his competence.
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Ceremonies can be very significant. Swearing in of a president or crowning a king decides who is going to rule a country. A marriage ceremony declares that two people belong together, and an academic degree gives the recipient the right to be officially recognized for his their academic competence.
3rd Dec '15 6:04:14 AM dreamofwritting
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wick cleanup
* On ''TheSimpsons'', Troy McClure marries Selma to dispel rumors that [[ButYouScrewOneGoat he had been doing inappropriate things with fish]] and jumpstart his [[IncrediblyLamePun floundering]] career. Selma soon finds out that the marriage is a sham, but she's married and living "the good life," so she doesn't mind. Until Troy wants to have a baby with Selma; she reasons that while "they're not hurting anybody" living a sham marriage, she can't bring a baby into a loveless marriage, and divorces him.
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* On ''TheSimpsons'', Troy McClure marries Selma to dispel rumors that [[ButYouScrewOneGoat [[BestialityIsDepraved he had been doing inappropriate things with fish]] and jumpstart his [[IncrediblyLamePun floundering]] career. Selma soon finds out that the marriage is a sham, but she's married and living "the good life," so she doesn't mind. Until Troy wants to have a baby with Selma; she reasons that while "they're not hurting anybody" living a sham marriage, she can't bring a baby into a loveless marriage, and divorces him.
8th Dec '14 5:41:33 AM Ganelon
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-->-- '''Dennis''', interrupting King Arthur's speech about how he is king because the [[EnigmaticEmpoweringEntity Lady of the Lake]] gave him Excalibur (right before experiencing [[InherentInTheSystem the violence inherent in the system]]), ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail''
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-->-- '''Dennis''', interrupting King Arthur's speech about how he is king because the [[EnigmaticEmpoweringEntity Lady of the Lake]] gave him Excalibur (right before experiencing [[InherentInTheSystem the violence inherent in the system]]), ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail''
5th Dec '14 8:05:16 AM KingLyger
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* When UsefulNotes/BarackObama was sworn in as U.S. president, the [[IdiotBall Chief Justice of the Supreme Court read the oath incorrectly]]. Obama [[WhatAnIdiot hinted to him it was wrong, but when the Chief Justice continued to ask him to recite it incorrectly]], Obama [[ThrowItIn just went]] [[TheShowMustGoOn with it]]. Later on that day, they had the Chief Justice re-administer the oath, this time correctly, to forestall any attempts by people to claim that the incorrect oath made his swearing-in a sham ceremony and therefore he wasn't really president. (There is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oath_of_office_of_the_President_of_the_United_States#The_requirement_to_take_the_oath debate]] as to whether he would have become President anyway regardless of whether he took the oath.)
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* When UsefulNotes/BarackObama was sworn in as U.S. president, the [[IdiotBall Chief Justice of the Supreme Court read the oath incorrectly]]. Obama [[WhatAnIdiot hinted to him it was wrong, but when the Chief Justice continued to ask him to recite it incorrectly]], Obama [[ThrowItIn just went]] [[TheShowMustGoOn with it]]. Later on that day, they had the Chief Justice re-administer the oath, this time correctly, to forestall any attempts by people to claim that the incorrect oath made his swearing-in a sham ceremony and therefore he wasn't really president. (There is While there was [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oath_of_office_of_the_President_of_the_United_States#The_requirement_to_take_the_oath debate]] as to whether he would have become President anyway regardless of whether he took President, it wasn't necessary. In practice, the oath.)oath is largely ceremonial, since the swearing-in customarily takes place the minute the new term begins. Whether or not the President-elect takes the Oath on the prescribed day, his term begins on that day. See "http://www.snopes.com/history/american/atchison.asp" for the case of David Atchison, credited by some to be "President for a day" since Zachary Taylor refused to take the oath on a Sunday.

** Basically the question of the Oath boils down to whether taking the Oath is necessary to hold the office or exercise the power of that office. The prevailing view among legal scholars is that the winner of the election becomes President as soon as the former President's term ends, but can't actually do anything Presidential until taking the Oath. In practice, the question is largely academic, since the swearing-in customarily takes place the minute the new term begins. ** Whether or not the President-elect takes the Oath on the prescribed day, his term begins on that day. See "http://www.snopes.com/history/american/atchison.asp" for the case of David Atchison, credited by some to be "President for a day" since Zachary Taylor refused to take the oath on a Sunday.
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** Basically the question of the Oath boils down to whether taking the Oath is necessary to hold the office or exercise the power of that office. The prevailing view among legal scholars is that the winner of the election becomes President as soon as the former President's term ends, but can't actually do anything Presidential until taking the Oath. In practice, the question is largely academic, since the swearing-in customarily takes place the minute the new term begins. ** Whether or not the President-elect takes the Oath on the prescribed day, his term begins on that day. See "http://www.snopes.com/history/american/atchison.asp" for the case of David Atchison, credited by some to be "President for a day" since Zachary Taylor refused to take the oath on a Sunday.
10th Sep '14 4:15:44 PM JediGoalie30
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* WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie: After leaving Megatron for dead, [[TheStarscream Starscream]] planned on having an AwesomeMomentOfCrowning when he finally assumed the role of Decepticon Leader. [[NotQuiteDead Unfortunately]], [[CameBackStrong Galvatron]] [[ShootTheDangerousMinion was not impressed.]]
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* WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie: ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'': After leaving Megatron for dead, [[TheStarscream Starscream]] planned on having an AwesomeMomentOfCrowning when he finally assumed the role of Decepticon Leader. [[NotQuiteDead Unfortunately]], [[CameBackStrong Galvatron]] [[ShootTheDangerousMinion was not impressed.]]
10th Sep '14 4:13:54 PM JediGoalie30
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Add Transformers: The Movie
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* WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie: After leaving Megatron for dead, [[TheStarscream Starscream]] planned on having an AwesomeMomentOfCrowning when he finally assumed the role of Decepticon Leader. [[NotQuiteDead Unfortunately]], [[CameBackStrong Galvatron]] [[ShootTheDangerousMinion was not impressed.]] --> '''Galvatron:''' Coronation, Starscream? This is bad comedy.
9th May '14 12:01:24 PM LongLiveHumour
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** Elections where all parties or candidates except [[VladimirPutin one]] are suspiciously unambitious and underadvertised is the more modern version. * When BarackObama was sworn in as U.S. president, the [[IdiotBall Chief Justice of the Supreme Court read the oath incorrectly]]. Obama [[WhatAnIdiot hinted to him it was wrong, but when the Chief Justice continued to ask him to recite it incorrectly]], Obama [[ThrowItIn just went]] [[TheShowMustGoOn with it]]. Later on that day, they had the Chief Justice re-administer the oath, this time correctly, to forestall any attempts by people to claim that the incorrect oath made his swearing-in a sham ceremony and therefore he wasn't really president. (There is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oath_of_office_of_the_President_of_the_United_States#The_requirement_to_take_the_oath debate]] as to whether he would have become President anyway regardless of whether he took the oath.)
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** Elections where all parties or candidates except [[VladimirPutin [[UsefulNotes/VladimirPutin one]] are suspiciously unambitious and underadvertised is the more modern version. * When BarackObama UsefulNotes/BarackObama was sworn in as U.S. president, the [[IdiotBall Chief Justice of the Supreme Court read the oath incorrectly]]. Obama [[WhatAnIdiot hinted to him it was wrong, but when the Chief Justice continued to ask him to recite it incorrectly]], Obama [[ThrowItIn just went]] [[TheShowMustGoOn with it]]. Later on that day, they had the Chief Justice re-administer the oath, this time correctly, to forestall any attempts by people to claim that the incorrect oath made his swearing-in a sham ceremony and therefore he wasn't really president. (There is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oath_of_office_of_the_President_of_the_United_States#The_requirement_to_take_the_oath debate]] as to whether he would have become President anyway regardless of whether he took the oath.)
7th Apr '14 6:52:15 PM paranoia222
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* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', the characters are made to stand trial, to be judged by an angel "Of Pure Law And Good". It's all fake, however, designed to trick an order of paladins.
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* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', the characters are made to stand trial, to be judged by an angel "Of Pure Law And Good". It's all fake, however, designed to trick an order of paladins. paladins. Even the charges against them were made in bad faith and just a ploy to ''force'' them to come to Azure City so they could be blackmailed into working for the Paladins' leader on a job which would violate an oath all the Paladins have taken.
21st Dec '13 9:13:46 AM Antigone3
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The president was never elected, the king is just trying to avert attention from the fact that brute force is what's really keeping him in power, the academic degree was bought from a fake university, and so on.
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The president was never elected, the king is just trying to avert attention from the fact that brute force is what's really keeping him in power, the academic degree was [[PhonyDegree bought from a fake university, university]], and so on.
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