For three decades the Quebec-based Rhinoceros Party
ran candidates in Canadian Federal elections with a campaign platform promising the Canadian public that they would, among many other things, repeal the restrictive law of gravity, put the entire national debt on their Visa, ban those harsh Canadian winters, and count all of the Thousand Islands to make sure that the United States hadn't stolen one during the night. Not surprisingly the Rhinos never managed to win a seat in Parliament however, the same cannot be said for Sweden's Pirate Party; in fact earlier this month they captured a seat in the European Parliament
with over 7 per cent of the popular vote in Sweden. Clearly these Pirates are no laughing matter.