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