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No. 627: A simple name change

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A simple name change

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Strip by: David Morgan-Mar

T-Rex: I'm running an Internet vote to give myself
T-Rex: You can submit suggestions and vote for them on trexname.com.
Utahraptor: But T-Rex, can you trust random net users?
Utahraptor: What if you end up named T-Rex McT-Rexface?
T-Rex: That would be AWESOME!!!

The author writes:

The Government will then decide that it can't simply legislate the change and instead will attempt to pass a bill to hold a referendum. But the bill will be defeated in the Senate by the Opposition and the independents on the cross-bench. Which will frustrate the Government into switching from a referendum to a non-binding postal plebiscite to gauge public opinion. This will trigger multiple challenges in the High Court, claiming that the Government's appropriation of funding for the plebiscite is unconstitutional, and that the Government department charged with administering the plebiscite doesn't have the power to do so. Meanwhile, people afraid of T-Rexes will begin illegal letterboxing campaigns, distributing leaflets filled with hate speech. This will cause North Korea to escalate their anti-T-Rex rhetoric and perform test firings of ballistic missiles and hydrogen bombs. The United Nations, in an Emergency Meeting of the Security Council, will denounce and issue sanctions against everyone who voted for "T-Rex McT-Rexface". Although everyone thinks Russia might veto the resolution, they vote in favour.

Don't say you haven't been warned.