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Cat runs for mayor of Halifax
Toronto Sun ^ | September 18, 2012

Posted on 09/18/2012 7:35:51 PM PDT by Squawk 8888

Tuxedo Stan the cat will kiss as many kittens and shake as many paws as it takes to win Halifax's mayoral race.

By far the fluffiest mayoral candidate, Stan is the official representative of the Tuxedo Party, an organization that aims to "improve the welfare of felines in the Halifax Municipal Region."

The party's motto? "A chicken in every pot & a litter box in every house."

Of course, bylaws prevent Stan from actually appearing on the ballot, but that isn't stopping him from campaigning. And his mayoral run is garnering him media attention worldwide.

His popularity even has his human competition getting worried.

"I'm just glad I'm not running against Tuxedo Stan. He is everywhere these days. #hfxpoli," wrote candidate Waye Mason on Twitter.

Stan's mission is to stand up for the less fortunate.

"I feel very fortunate to live in Catopia. I've never known hunger, cold or abuse. I sleep in a warm, cozy bed every night. I get to play in a safe fenced yard every day. Unfortunately, there are cats all over the world who aren't so lucky. You can help by donating money or time to a local rescue group," Stan is quoted as saying on the Tuxedo Party Facebook page.

While Stan can't officially run the city, he may follow in the pawsteps of Stubbs, the tourism-promoting tabby who's held the unofficial title of Cat Mayor of Alaska for 15 years.


TOPICS: Canada; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: kittyping

1 posted on 09/18/2012 7:35:54 PM PDT by Squawk 8888
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To: Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; Cannoneer No. 4; ...

Canadian Kitty Non-Ping!


2 posted on 09/18/2012 7:38:08 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: Squawk 8888

Is Stan planning to redistribute the Meow Mix to the Collective? ‘Cause there is a FLASHING SIGN in an alley, somewhere, that tells the feline population in my community where the FREE room and eats are. Just sayin’.


3 posted on 09/18/2012 7:40:36 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Squawk 8888

No US birth certificate—can’t write him in November 6.


4 posted on 09/18/2012 7:44:34 PM PDT by lightman (Settling for the "lesser of two..." is still choosing Evil)
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To: Squawk 8888

5 posted on 09/18/2012 7:46:04 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

Ppppppprrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

Those are some content eyes right there.


6 posted on 09/18/2012 7:47:38 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Squawk 8888; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; ...

7 posted on 09/18/2012 7:50:04 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Squawk 8888
Politician Cat Pictures, Images and Photos
8 posted on 09/18/2012 7:50:38 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: windcliff; onedoug; I Drive Too Fast

Ping


9 posted on 09/18/2012 7:53:57 PM PDT by stylecouncilor (Some minds are like soup in a poor restaurant...better left unstirred.-PG Wodehouse)
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To: Squawk 8888
Halifax? Kitties? Why do I get the feeling that he's involved?


10 posted on 09/18/2012 8:01:50 PM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: Squawk 8888

He'd get my cat's vote...

11 posted on 09/18/2012 8:04:08 PM PDT by stormer
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To: mikey_hates_everything
I just KNEW someone would post a pic of Bubbles (with his kitty)
Thanks :)
12 posted on 09/18/2012 8:24:19 PM PDT by joy361
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To: mikey_hates_everything

I think Tuxedo Stan will do well in the Sunnyvale Trailer Park riding....just a guess

Having been to Halifax...I could see them actually having a cat for a mayor


13 posted on 09/18/2012 8:29:59 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Blaming Terry Jones for the recent Muslim riots is like blaming the St Louis Rams for football)
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To: Squawk 8888

As if importing Muslims was not sufficient, Canuckistan now has an irruption of ‘cat ladies’.

Perhaps we should send Care packages of Anti-Freeze?


14 posted on 09/18/2012 8:39:20 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: GladesGuru
Perhaps we should send Care packages of Anti-Freeze?

You're an ecologist and propose poisoning animals?

15 posted on 09/18/2012 8:43:47 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (Obama A man without an American mission.)
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To: SeminoleCounty

TenToes or Sargent Meowenstein get my vote


16 posted on 09/18/2012 8:54:13 PM PDT by joy361
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To: Squawk 8888

Love a good kitty story. Thanks for this ~

Just “liked” Tuxedo Stan on FB. I guess it’s the simpleness of the campaign that appeals to me at this point ...

“The Tuxedo Party is a political movement aimed to improve the welfare of felines in HRM “because neglect isn’t working”.


17 posted on 09/18/2012 9:18:02 PM PDT by IwaCornDogs ("There Will Be Bamboozeling" ~ Nobama 08')
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To: Focault's Pendulum

“Perhaps we should send Care packages of Anti-Freeze?

You’re an ecologist and propose poisoning animals?”

Who said anything about cats?

;-)


18 posted on 09/18/2012 9:27:41 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: Slings and Arrows

19 posted on 09/18/2012 9:39:09 PM PDT by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.)
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To: stylecouncilor

Reverend is ready to move in on his illustrious relative’s newly found good fortune.


20 posted on 09/18/2012 9:42:24 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: mikey_hates_everything

Do you think Steve French is running the “Occupy Halifax” of the cat world?


21 posted on 09/18/2012 9:45:46 PM PDT by UncleHambone ("Laughter is America's most important export." - Walt Disney)
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22 posted on 09/18/2012 9:46:11 PM PDT by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.)
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To: boatbums

Looks like my driver’s license picture.


23 posted on 09/18/2012 9:56:20 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: mikey_hates_everything

Do you think Steve French is running the “Occupy Halifax” of the cat world?


24 posted on 09/18/2012 9:59:59 PM PDT by UncleHambone ("Laughter is America's most important export." - Walt Disney)
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To: Squawk 8888

I’d vote for the kitty. He would have more integrity than any politician.


25 posted on 09/18/2012 10:19:30 PM PDT by GR_Jr. ("On Nov.6 I guess I will swallow that bitter pill called Mitt Romney...only to stop 0bama")
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To: Squawk 8888

Very handsome boy!


26 posted on 09/18/2012 10:25:47 PM PDT by Fire_on_High (RIP City of Heroes and Paragon Studios, victim of the Obamaconomy.)
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To: mikey_hates_everything

Bubbles!!


27 posted on 09/18/2012 11:08:12 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Squawk 8888

Thanks for the cute story.
God knows we need a smile here now and then.


28 posted on 09/19/2012 12:10:48 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

29 posted on 09/19/2012 8:49:52 AM PDT by Lady Jag (If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat. - Reagan)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Tuxedo Stan: Better than any 100 Damnocrats.

I’d vote for him, birth certificate or no.


30 posted on 09/20/2012 8:04:35 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: TheOldLady

I wouldn’t want to be caught interfering in a foreign election. People might think I was James Carville.


31 posted on 09/20/2012 10:56:47 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

That would be a CATastrophe!!


32 posted on 09/20/2012 7:57:01 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: TheOldLady

*groan*


33 posted on 09/20/2012 8:24:00 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Yeah, that was pretty bad. I apologize, my dear friend. ;-)


34 posted on 09/21/2012 7:57:14 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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