Thursday, September 25, 2008

Wake Up Canada!

I think that an anger management intervention is due for this double-speaking blow-hard. Just another of Harper's angry henchman. I'd much rather see Elizabeth May as Minister of the Environment, wouldn't you?

Short and sweet today. I am rather exhausted, and am having trouble typing - let alone thinking. Others can speak today.

I could write about Merrill-Lynch Canada saying that we are on the verge of a mortgage meltdown in Canada as bad, or worse as that in the US, but Garth Turner does a better job of that with his post Wake Up Canada, and more. (I am not a Turner sycophant - truth be told, he irritates me. I would likely vote for a Liberal for the first time in my life if I could vote for him though. He is MP of the riding that I grew up in.), but he has the nuts and bolts there, that I don't have here. My brain just is not functioning well - due to exhaustion.) He writes today what this election is really all about (mostly). There are a couple of very erudite people who comment there regularly too. According to M-L, Canadians will take it even harder than the US, as we have greater levels of personal debt.

The video below is from vote for environment.ca who is targeting ridings where the difference in the vote was 10% or less (in some ridings, it was by as few as tens of votes, and if I recall correctly, there was a Conservative who won by 29 votes).



This graphic is from the same site, and as you can see, a split vote strongly indicates a near Conservative majority. If that happens...I can't express it. Canada will be finished.



Forward the links, and get friends and family to vote - but not for the Black-Hearted Overlords in blue cloaks! Vancouver Quadra is a hot contest, and there are others. That is why the leaders are coming here.

Speaking of which, did you hear that Dona Cadman is running for the Cons, but is not taking questions, is not campaigning, and last night, fled with Harper and a police escort (he is doing a lot of that - with the RCMP keeping reporters away, not letting reporters off of buses so that they cannot film protests at campaign stops, etc. Sounds a lot like Bush tactics, non? I wonder what inducement he has offered Ms. Cadman to sell her husband's name. (that might be unfair, but...)

This is another site that targets key ridings. I know that there are readers from all over who come here (even Calgary!) - the photo at the top came from a reader in Kingston (Ontario, I presume), and I photoshopped it in my own wicked way.

So, if you live in one of these ridings, get out and vote, and drag every one you know to the polls with you. Then go have a beer and nachos party. It will be fun! And it is so important this time. In the last election, voter turnout was only 63% nationally, and Harper won with 36% of the vote! If they won't give us proportional representation, let's take it! And let's take Canada back.



I have doubts about a coalition (as I suggested, Layton would demand to be PM, and the Libs would never go for that. Wht would they?), but we could have a Lib minority, and I like minorities. The Cons would be unlikely to call an election any time soon after, and the NDP would keep the Libs honest, or bring them down with the Cons like they did last time.

14 comments:

alexcanuck said...

I am voting Green, UNLESS it shapes up to be a close race in my riding, in which case I'll hold my nose and and vote for "anyone but Harper".
2 cents please.

kabloona said...

Yeah, what's with Harper inviting cameras to some Photo Op, then they show the cops driving the reporters away - on a public road? I saw it on a Global Newscast (of all things), and you could hear the female Harpo flack telling the cops "I want those cameras out of here..." - and then the Cop in shades is shown following her orders pushing the cameras away from Preznit Harpo! Gee, I thought cops were supposed to enforce "The Law" and not be hired goons for the "Law 'n Order" party??? My mistake....

Anonymous said...

Was that James Moore? He's scary enough without photoshopping...

On the plus side, he's helping BC forget its shame from other contributions to federal politics. (Kim Campbell? Stockwell Day?)

That's one crappy silver lining.

solipsist said...

Was that James Moore?

John Baird. Stiil p=o'd that the Cons got booted provincially in Ontario - where he was Env. Min.

Anonymous said...

Hard to tell. (Wait a minute, has anyone seen the two of them in a room together?)

solipsist said...

It would take a large room to hold them both. Add in Van Lunatic, and you would need a large hall. Harper looks to have lost about 30 pounds though. You can't call them "gutless".

It brings to mind the term "pork barrel politics".

Art Vandelay said...

You don't actually think it matters which brand of liars and thieves gets elected, do you?

Strataman said...

Check your ballot and put the X beside Obama...if he's not there don't vote! the rest are losers!

solipsist said...

You don't actually think it matters...

It depends on what matters to you, I guess.

You have a point though, "they" are mostly all liars and thieves.

don't vote!

I've often thought that it would be interesting if not a single ballot were cast.

Andrew said...

My riding is historically not a close race whatsoever. Fortunately it's in favour of the NDP, and I'll take them over the Cons any day. Looks like I can actually vote my conscience and vote Green, rather than having to vote strategically.

Anonymous said...

That pic gives the old saying "Talk to the hand" a WHOLE 'NUTHER MEANING.

It also made me pee my pants. In terror.

Anonymous said...

strataman: Obama doesn't have a chance in hell of winning. He isn't even eligible.

http://www.obamacrimes.com

solipsist said...

andrew - Van./Kingsway? From what I am seeing in signage, it looks to be NDP in a tussle with Liberal, and a few Con signs yapping at the edge of the fray.

If Ian Waddel were running, I'd vote for him. If Connie Fogal were running, I'd vote for her. Neither are though, so I need to see an all-candidates meeting meeting. All I really see on their sites is the parties platforms - no personal insights or initiatives.

anon #1 - Sorry to scare you so, but it is important for you to know - that hand is the hand that eats you (and everything in sight = it's wielder's girth), not the hand that feeds you. Very representative of it's party.

anon #2 - I saw a part of the first debate tonight (by accident), and I would argue that Obama will win. He has a vision to the future, and reminded me of RFK (if a bit condescending).

I would say that the Vice-Presidential debate will be more decisive. McCain has the look of a damaged man, and not so healthy. The guy is in his 70;s, or so, and to use the cliche 'Palin is a heartbeat away from being President', will not be lost on many. She is going to lose it for him, in my view. I don't know anything at all about Biden, and frankly, don't care much.

Hell, I'm writing part of tonight's post here...

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