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Ludvig Borga v. Tarja Halonen in a steel cage
March 20, 2003 3:11 PM   Subscribe

You're a pro wrestler (seen here in action figure form) who was just elected to the parliment of Finland with one of the highest vote totals in the country. Although calling your President a lesbian isn't really the first thing you want to do after your election.
posted by RobbieFal (11 comments total)

 
I can never make sense of other countries' parliamentary parties without a scorecard. Any of our Finnish colleagues here care to lay it all out for us?
posted by AlexSteffen at 3:17 PM on March 20, 2003


Although calling your President a lesbian isn't really the first thing you want to do after your election.

why, is it some sort of insult?
posted by mdn at 3:20 PM on March 20, 2003


(In best Seinfeld voice...)

... not that there's anything wrong with that.
posted by zanpo at 3:31 PM on March 20, 2003


As far as I can tell, the Finnish queers are pretty revved up about this. (pretty genius picture in that link.)

Also: pretty bitchin Tony Halme site.

And don't forget his film career.
posted by RJ Reynolds at 3:46 PM on March 20, 2003


BTW, here's an excellent source for information on Finnish parliamentary parties from the last election... right here on MeFi. Why do we ever leave?
posted by RJ Reynolds at 3:49 PM on March 20, 2003


why, is it some sort of insult?

After examining Mr. Halme's site, I suspect it was meant to be.
posted by rotifer at 3:56 PM on March 20, 2003


Meanwhile, the best director nominated for an Oscar this year is boycotting the ceremony.
posted by liam at 4:17 PM on March 20, 2003


Mr Halme's popularity in the elections has been a huge topic in the press for the last couple of days.

Tony was elected from the Helsinki region (the capitol of Finland). He got almost 5% of all the votes.

What is really worrying that he got 10-14,3% of votes in poorer districts. We have some deep problems cooking...

The finnish political system is so full of compromises that it is not a wonder that people want change, any kind of change.
posted by hoskala at 4:24 PM on March 20, 2003


Dear AlexSteffen-

Try the World Factbook, for a start.
posted by the fire you left me at 4:57 PM on March 20, 2003


re: boycotting. Sputnik Ltd refused to attend while "the United States is preparing for a crime against humanity for the purpose of shameless economical interests." ... Kaurismaki, ... added: "For these reasons we are not in a party mood."

Very funny.
posted by seanyboy at 4:58 PM on March 20, 2003


As I suspected would happen, WrestleCrap has reposted their tribute to Halme's WWF career today.

You call this the land of milk and honey? Well down here, it stinks funny!
posted by wrench at 11:02 AM on March 21, 2003


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