The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, aka the UN General Assembly, today elected five new members of the UN Security Council to begin their terms in January. They are the Congo Republic, Ghana, Slovakia, Peru and Qatar. They join the US, UK, France, Russia, China (permanent, Heaven help us, members) and non-permanent members Argentina, Denmark, Greece, Japan and Tanzania on the on the Security Council. This election is not expected to have a significant effect on restaurant reservations or parking in the vicinity of East 46th Street. Or anything else, for that matter.