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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

We now interrupt regular blog activity for an unpaid political announcement:

Today is election day, and I am proud to say that despite the fact that I left for work yesterday morning, I managed to make it to the polling station to cast my ballot this evening(thus missing an every 2nd Tuesday SnB - there are sacrifices involved in being a good citizen.)

Granted, the election campaign north of the US/Canada border hasn't had nearly the excitement (or number of Ravelry groups) as the one going on to the south. This is partly because the date an election occurs is a relatively short period of time from the official announcement that it's going to happen. And partly because we have several political parties vying for our attention and votes.

Of course, there are only 2 parties that have a real chance of becoming the next government. One is led by someone with the personality of a ball-peen hammer*, and the other one is led by someone with all the authority and statesmanship of a junior high yearbook editor. There are other parties, but it's pretty unlikely that any of them would get the most seats - depending on who you talk to, they provide another viewpoint and keep the 2 big parties in line, or, they serve to siphon undecided voters away from The Big Two.

In my electoral riding, the decision I had to make was to vote for someone representing one of the minor parties, or vote for the incumbent, who is so arrogant that he doesn't even have the name of his party on his election signs.

Power to the People.

*this may be an insult to ball-peen hammers

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Comments on "We now interrupt regular blog activity for an unpaid political announcement:"

 

OpenID crazyknittinglady said ... (Tue Oct 14, 10:22:00 PM EDT) : 

Oie, I am finding the results both horrifying and gripping at the same time...

 

Blogger Not An Artist said ... (Wed Oct 15, 02:07:00 AM EDT) : 

"One is led by someone with the personality of a ball-peen hammer*, and the other one is led by someone with all the authority and statesmanship of a junior high yearbook editor."

Non-canadian readers: this is not even an exaggeration, I'm sad to say.

I will now go back to weeping over the (sadly expected) results.

 

Blogger Bezzie said ... (Wed Oct 15, 07:15:00 AM EDT) : 

Well glad to hear we're not alone in our comedy of politics.

 

Anonymous Melissa said ... (Wed Oct 15, 02:31:00 PM EDT) : 

Interesting. Yeah, that pretty much is the choice in most elections. At least with this U.S. election most of us agree that either candidate is 100 times better than the idiot we currently have.

 

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