You go Canada!!!

Discussion in 'News and Current Events' started by LastOneStanding, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. Can't forget about Ohio in 2004. In my state, I've long since given up on getting someone whose views I share elected. Instead, I focus on trying to elect someone who won't be too much of a fuckup. Those lucky Canadian bastards still have hope. Must be nice.
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  2. yesh.. the lesser of two evils. that is a game that people like you and me and probably the rest of the collective have learned to play very well.
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  3. I find elections go much better if I get blinding drunk after I cast my ballot. The headache I experience afterwards is nothing compared to the headache I can expect the following four years.
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  4. je suis Member

    Ok here I go out on a limb, and chop it off if you choose, but life is all about "The Lesser of Evils."

    Nearly Every choice each of us makes is choosing the better of the bad. How often do we actually get to choose what we actually want? Rarely, if ever.

    So, if that's the case in our lives, why should it be any different in politics?
  5. Not quite. At least in most of the rest of our life, we get to choose something that doesn't completely suck. Much of American politics is like choosing between a sandwich made with lamb shit or another sandwich made with calf shit. Either way, it's a sandwich made with the shit of a ruminant.
  6. Anonymous Member

    In my experience, Canadians that take the time to vote are usually trying to get someone removed more than they are trying to get a qualified person (with whom one's views are shared) elected.

    For the most part, shared views actions are confined to the Green Party and the other left-wing party (NDP), i.e., the extreme minority parties.

    It's a take-out-the-garbage exercise more than it is a get-some-nice-new-rugs exercise.
  7. Mitsu Too Member

    As Auntie says when we get pissed we tend to vote to "punish". Sadly that can get you someone who is worse than the bugger you had!!! Revenge can be sweet but in the end the party going in forgets that they got in due to voter disastifaction and then do what they want by claiming they got a mandat from the people. If politicians would remember that they should represent the people who voted for them at least once and a while it might be better. Once they get in the party can vote you out of caucus if you don't toe the party line and you end up sitting as an independent in limbo land. This can be good if you have a minority government where all votes can actually count but in a majority an independent is basically a seat warmer. What I really really want is a none of the above box so we can tell them we don't want particular candidates. :)
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  8. Anonymous Member

    Election day..get out and vote Canada!
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  9. annoncangirl Member

    Just got home from voting...just wanted to send out the following message!!

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  10. hushpuppy Member

    NDP has been polling consistently as the 2nd largest party with appx 30% support in the last week:
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  11. Anonymous Member

    Yes, strong signs that the NDP could become the official opposition. It's possible that the Liberal party has self-destructed.
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  12. Anonymous Member

    Spotted on Twitter:
  13. annoncangirl Member

    Apparently happening in Ottawa too!!
  14. DeathHamster Member

    That'll depend a lot on the conversion of poll results to votes and then to seats.

    It's probably going to be late tonight or tomorrow before we know how this is going to play out, as well as whether the Governor-General will ask the House of Commons to play Musical Chairs.
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  15. Anonymous Member

    From Sean Devlin (Facebook):

    Dear Friends,

    Today we are getting reports out of Guelph, Toronto, Ottawa, Edmonton & Prince George that people are receiving pre-recorded calls telling them their polling station has changed. This is a Republican-Style illegal hoax that is being used to keep people from voting!
    "there have not been any changes in the voting [locations] - Elections Canada
    If you receive one of these calls, DIAL *57 to trace the # and WRITE IT DOWN!
    + Pls send us an email to w/ "Vote Hoax" as the subject line.


    From May.1.2011

    Elections Canada is warning voters not to trust anyone but the agency itself about where they should vote on Monday after reports that some voters are being told to go to the wrong polling stations — some up to an hour away from their homes.

    With Hope,
    The SHD Team

    SHD =
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  16. Anonymous Member

    Heads up everyone. Despite the info on your voter registration card, you WILL need additional ID in order to cast your ballot. Who knows if that is being consistently applied but in my SK riding it was the case.
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  17. DeathHamster Member

    Take two, and remember that the Ontario Health card isn't officially an ID card even if it has a photo.

    P.S. No EFG masks.
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  18. Anonymous Member

    I thought they made it clear enough: Voter Identification at the Polls
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  19. Anonymous Member

    Not everyone has the benefit of going on-line to get the official word. The 10 or so pissed-off people at my polling station who were trundling off home to get their ID didn't know. Particularly annoying/burdensome to the elders, especially when, in fact, around these parts everybody knows everybody else.
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  20. annoncangirl Member

    If however from some reason you have no ID you can take someone from your riding that can vouch for you together with your voter registration card.
  21. DeathHamster Member

    Bring some mail like utility bills, bank statements or official stuff that has your name and address on it.
  22. Anonymous Member

    Right. But along with my voting card I also received a little 4-page bilingual pamphlet, with a highlighted "Remember. To vote, you must prove your identity and address" and then a long list of what id or documents is valid for identification. I don't know what else they could have done better.
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  23. mudkip Member

    The Conservatives are trying to make Canada part of america. the Libreals are confused. The NDP can do the job but never gets a chance. The bloc wants Qubec to float away. the green party has a great deal but the other four hate them.
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  24. Anonymous Member

    Perhaps give out that pamphlet to all voters. I didn't get one. Many Elders in my community couldn't have read it anyway, unless it was in, err, some other language lol.

    But I am going to poll my friends to see if they received one.
  25. Ogsonofgroo Member

    Yup, just went through that myself so it must be SOP in communities bigger than 100peoples, dunno.
    Vote cast, my confidence in the present choices is really 10degrees below meh though. The only thing I hope for is that Harper gets his ass kicked down the road, he reminds me of Mulroney only uglier and more self-rightous.
    Bah humbug!
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  26. Anonymous Member

    I can only report from an urban situation and from here, it appears that Elections Canada is a well-oiled machine in terms of providing information to the citizens.

    Just about to put on my coat, take the walk and cast my vote and I do hope that all registered voters go out and do it!
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  27. Mitsu Too Member

    Just got back. Civic duty done for another 4.....errrr maybe 3...errrrr maybe 2......months? Rumour has it that Harper siad he would step down if he doesn't get a majority. Oh please, please, please let this be true.
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  28. Mitsu Too Member

    Alittle boy goes to his
    dad and asks, 'What is Politics?'

    Dad says, 'Well son, let
    me try to explain it this way:

    I am the head of the
    family, so call me The Prime Minister.

    Your mother is the
    administrator of the money, so we call her the Government.

    We are here to take care
    of your needs, so we will call you the People.
    The nanny, we will
    consider her the WorkingClass.

    And your baby brother,
    we will call him the Future.

    Now think about that and
    see if it makes sense.'

    So the little boy goes
    off to bed thinking about what Dad has said.

    Later that night, he
    hears his baby brother crying, so he gets up to check on him.

    He finds that the baby
    has severely soiled his nappy.

    So the little boy goes
    to his parent's room and finds his mother asleep..

    Not wanting to wake her,
    he goes to the nanny's room. Finding the door locked, he peeks in the keyhole and sees his father in bed with the nanny..

    He gives up and goes back tobed.

    The next morning, the
    little boy say's to his father, 'Dad, I think I understand the concept of politics now. '

    The father says, 'Good, son, tell me in your own words what you think politics is all about.'

    The little boy replies, 'The Prime Minister is screwing the Working Class while the
    Government is sound asleep. The People are being ignored and
    the Future is in deep shit..'
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  30. kittypark Member

    at the moment, #tweettheresults Con 13 Lib12 NDP7 BQ1

    Stan Kutcher came in second. he was in another thread for his scifaggyness
  31. annoncangirl Member

    CON 14 - LIB 11 - NDP 8
  32. kittypark Member

    i thought it was funny seeing the bloc having 1 then it going away
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  33. DeathHamster Member

    The polls in Quebec have been closed 10 minutes. Probably the first few boxes were Bloc-heavy.
  34. Zak McKracken Member

    Hey guys.

    Should I report this thread for "promoting illegal activity"?
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  35. annoncangirl Member


    CON 37 - LIB 21 - NDP 21- BLOQ 3
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  36. mudkip Member

    its a dam concervitave party
  37. kittypark Member

    Con 113 Lib24 NDP56 BQ6
  38. annoncangirl Member

    A majority Con government...makes me sick to my stomach!!!
  39. GO NDP!!! The question is, does the Liberal Party's hatred of Harper trump their distaste for the NDP, to the point they would rather be the NDP's bitch in a minority government?
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