Ministry of STUFF
|Ministry of STUFF|
|Current Head: Ian Plätschisch|
|Function: To prepare informative texts about Talossa, manage publicity for the Kingdom, and manage the Kingdom's official public presence and social networks.|
The Ministry of STUFF (La Ministrà à Sanavarh da Talossa àls Ultra-Fiovaes Folas, pronounced [ɫɐ minisˈtɾaː‿a‿zɐnɐˈvaːʃ dɐ tɐˈɫosa‿awz‿ˈuɬtɾɐˌfi̯ovajs ˈfoɫɐs]; literally, the "Ministry to Herald Talossa to Crowds Across the River") is one of the Talossa's six Cabinet positions chartered by Organic Law (others were established by statutory law). According to its Organic charter, "[t]he Minister of STUFF shall prepare, at the behest of the Cosa, the Seneschal, or on his own initiative, informative texts about the Kingdom of Talossa." (Org.12.6) The Minister of STUFF is sometimes known by the abbreviation "MinSTUFF." As of the 47th Cosa, the name of the Ministry is stylized in uppercase ("STUFF") in all official correspondence.
"The Cabinet Refinishing Act" (Talossan statute 36RZ17) establishes also that the Ministry of STUFF be further responsible for the promotion of the Kingdom through public relations, ensuring that the Kingdom and events therein are regularly publicized in worldwide media. The Ministry is further charged with producing and circulating "a national publication for internal and external promotion of all things Talossan." In times past, this has generally extended towards managing Talossa's official social media presence, advertising campaigns, and miscellaneous initiatives like Talossan identification cards or TalossaWare. A national radio and television network for Talossans, called "RTV" (Regipäts Televiziun), is also under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of STUFF.
A further, unnamed directive, developed by former Minister Alexandreu Davinescu and which pretty much no one understands, emphasises that "The Minister of STUFF knows the gate. The Minister of STUFF is the gate. The Minister of STUFF is the key and guardian of the gate. Past, present, future, all are one in the Minister of STUFF. He knows where the Old Ones broke through of old, and where They shall break through again. He knows where They have trod earth's fields, and where They still tread them, and why no one can behold Them as They tread."
Minister of STUFF
The post of Minister of STUFF is currently held by the Right Honourable M.T. Patritz da Biondeu, appointed 22 December 2015/XXXVI.
|Minister||Party||Took office||Left office|
|Alexandreu Davinescu||RUMP||April 4th, 2007||March 3rd, 2008|
|Ieremiac'h Ventrutx||RUMP||March 3rd, 2008||November 7th, 2008|
|Viteu Marcianüs||RUMP, FGP, PP||November 7th, 2008||April 6th, 2012|
|Danihel Teziun||RUMP||April 6th, 2012||July 23rd, 2012|
|Steafan d'Unmortadel||RUMP||July 23rd, 2012||October 2nd, 2012|
|Litz Cjantscheir||RUMP, IND||October 2nd, 2012||April 19th, 2013|
|Alexandreu Davinescu||RUMP||April 19th, 2013||January 24th, 2014|
|Lüc da Schir||MRPT||January 24th, 2014||September 20th, 2014|
|Sevastáin Pinátsch||MRPT||September 20th, 2014||December 20th, 2015|
|M.T. Patritz da Biondeu||FreeDem||December 22th, 2015||April 4th, 2016|
|Ian Plätschisch||MRPT||April 4th, 2016||Incumbent|
During the 47th Cosa, Minister Pinátsch established the practice of the uppercase styling of "STUFF" in all official Ministerial use, highlighting the word's status as an acronym.
The Bureau of Social Publicity Administration and Management (or, Bureau of SPAM) is the sole branch of the Ministry of STUFF. Historically, it oversees the Gremiour Talossan dels Zesegneirs Telaragneschti (GTZT, or Talossan Website Designer's Guild). The bureau chief is titled the "Head Spammajamma".
Given the relative inactivity of the GTZT, the office was left intentionally vacant during the 47th Cosa, as the Right Honourable Sevastáin Pinátsch considered the oversight of the Guild well within the abilities of himself and his deputies, without the need for additional middle management.
As of the 48th Cosa, the Bureau will hold responsibility for the maintenance of Talossa's various social media presences, as directed by the Minister.
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