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2007-10-16 04:17:31 PM
Quality I possess something I'm fresh
When my voice goes through the rest
Of the microphone that I am holdin'
Copywritten lyrics so they can't be stolen
If they are Snap
Don't need the police to try to save them
Your voice will sink so please stay off my back
Or I will attack and you don't want that

/i've got the power
 
2007-10-16 05:07:24 PM
Damn Whitebacks.
 
2007-10-16 05:28:38 PM
I'll vote Liberal, but only because I don't want Stephen Harper to get a majority. I'm not gonna like it though.
 
2007-10-16 05:28:57 PM
Thanks for being weeks behind, BBC.
 
2007-10-16 05:30:23 PM
Eh?
 
2007-10-16 05:30:58 PM
Alex Chilton: I'm not gonna like it though.

I understand completely.

/I'll choose the lesser evil
//still not sure which party that is
 
2007-10-16 05:30:59 PM
Nobody cares.
 
2007-10-16 05:31:52 PM
and drink some crappy beer when they get home.
 
2007-10-16 05:32:03 PM
I think Harper wants this to go down. The Liberals have no shot! Stephane Dion is a douchebag!
 
2007-10-16 05:33:12 PM
Yeah, the Canadian system sucks... having only a few weeks between calling an election and the actual vote. It's too bad we don't have an American style where we can watch TV ads for 18 months before voting. At least we'd get to know the players a bit more, because it's only durring a campaign that you get to know the real players. You'd never be able to judge a politician on his record.

/just a canuck
//putting on flame proof suit now
 
2007-10-16 05:33:41 PM
Nastyboy: Nobody cares.

Judging by their voter turnout, even Canada doesn't care.
 
2007-10-16 05:33:46 PM
What, again?

Nothing will change, except Harper will get an even smaller minority.
 
2007-10-16 05:33:58 PM
www.rogerbertrand.org
 
2007-10-16 05:34:24 PM
tweekster: and drink some crappy beer when they get home.

They all beat that beer flavored water you guys call Budweiser.
 
2007-10-16 05:34:56 PM
tbn0.google.com

Are they Royal Canadians?
 
2007-10-16 05:35:16 PM
Wow.... I don't think I could of said it any better!

Vanetia Quote 2007-10-16 05:33:41 PM
Nastyboy: Nobody cares.

Judging by their voter turnout, even Canada doesn't care.
 
2007-10-16 05:35:46 PM
Vanetia: Nastyboy: Nobody cares.

Judging by their voter turnout, even Canada doesn't care.


Heh. Last week Ontario voted. 4 seats changed hands.
/Ontario seriously doesn't care :)
 
2007-10-16 05:35:57 PM
Hold on...

Harper's party doesn't have majority, so he will, on purpose, try and pass a "hot button" issue (probably being to keep sending troops) to force the Liberals to do one of two things : 1)Vote for the controversial issue or 2) Go in battle ill prepared (the Liberal party is a mess right now).

If the Liberal vote for it, they are screwed, as voter will associate Dion to Harper on the war issue, and if they vote against, they will be thrown in an election they can't win.

THIS is democracy people. No squabble about who is a woman or black, who is more left or right, or who is a true partiotist or not. Just good ol' democracy and politics in action.

Maybe Americans could learn from their so called retarded cousin up north...
 
2007-10-16 05:36:04 PM
borked_dork: Yeah, the Canadian system sucks... having only a few weeks between calling an election and the actual vote. It's too bad we don't have an American style where we can watch TV ads for 18 months before voting. At least we'd get to know the players a bit more, because it's only durring a campaign that you get to know the real players. You'd never be able to judge a politician on his record.

/just a canuck
//putting on flame proof suit now


Two would be nice, but 18 is way too much.
 
2007-10-16 05:36:06 PM
Mix97 2007-10-16 05:32:03 PM
I think Harper wants this to go down. The Liberals have no shot! Stephane Dion is a douchebag!


Im actually looking forward to watching the speech in a couple of hours. The liberals are farked.

What will probably happen:

Conservatives = YAY
NDP = NAY
BQ = NAY
Liberals = symbolic NAY from thier party leaders with the rest not showing up to vote

Final Results = Conservatives get the go ahead to govern till 2009.
 
2007-10-16 05:36:21 PM
borked_dork: /just a canuck
//putting on flame proof suit now


No need for the suit (IMHO). You are right. The presidential election process in the US is a REALLY long 2 years.
 
2007-10-16 05:36:33 PM
There isn't going to be an election, people. Stéphane Dion all but admitted today, albeit grudgingly, that the Liberals will vote to support the throne speech.

Unless Harper does something stupid, like introducing a motion to extend the mission in Afghanistan by five years, it's going to be another lame duck Parliament for a year. That suits me just fine. Parliament never does anything anyway.
 
2007-10-16 05:37:35 PM
bin_smokin: Im actually looking forward to watching the speech in a couple of hours.

Yup. I can't get enough of Michaelle Jean.

/hurr grrr stampa-stampa
 
2007-10-16 05:37:42 PM
cue the not this crap again guy - is there a Canadian version?

i hate politics
 
2007-10-16 05:38:06 PM
Hamster Lover: That suits me just fine. Parliament never does anything anyway.

The less parliament can do, the happier I am.
 
2007-10-16 05:38:38 PM
Decisions, decisions.....

i11.photobucket.com
 
2007-10-16 05:38:41 PM
Bob_Laublaw: bin_smokin: Im actually looking forward to watching the speech in a couple of hours.

Yup. I can't get enough of Michaelle Jean.

/hurr grrr stampa-stampa


woooo!. The Haitian sensation!
 
2007-10-16 05:38:47 PM
take off ya hosers, I'm just fine in my igloo eh
/Canadian
//still finds Canadian joke funny
 
2007-10-16 05:39:21 PM
And the men who hold high places
Must be the ones to start
To mould a new reality
Closer to the heart
 
2007-10-16 05:39:41 PM
wots this aboot?
 
2007-10-16 05:40:22 PM
Mix97: I think Harper wants this to go down. The Liberals have no shot! Stephane Dion is a douchebag!

I'm starting to think you're right. With the two recent provincial elections, you're gonna get some amount of voter fatigue. I don't think anyone wants an election right now - except for maybe the Conservatives. They're up in the polls, Dion is busy keeping his own caucus in line, and better yet, if they do it by putting something unsupportable in the throne speech, they can blame the other parties for dragging the country into an election.

What would be fun would be to come up with something wacky for Michaelle Jean to say to piss off the other parties enough to vote against.
 
2007-10-16 05:41:02 PM
I was going to make a Canadian Bacon reference, but decided to have a Moosehead Ale instead
 
2007-10-16 05:41:13 PM
borked_dork:
Yeah, the Canadian system sucks... having only a few weeks between calling an election and the actual vote. It's too bad we don't have an American style where we can watch TV ads for 18 months before voting. At least we'd get to know the players a bit more, because it's only durring a campaign that you get to know the real players. You'd never be able to judge a politician on his record.

Durr durr!

You know, that could be intentional. :)
 
2007-10-16 05:41:21 PM
Hey, Canadian Farkers, what's the temperature up there right now? Is it still pretty nice, or are you nearing the throes of winter?
 
2007-10-16 05:41:46 PM
Anything to have a chance to get that giant Douchbag Harper out of control. He scares the crap outa me, and is taking Canada down the same road the Bush administration is on. Anyone who can't see that that this a BAD THING needs to be kicked in the balls.
 
2007-10-16 05:42:27 PM
I'm guessing Harper will provoke an election now, while the liberals are still disorganized. if he can wrangle a majority, then he'll have 5 years of uncontested power. If he waits too long, the liberals might get their shiat together and that would be bad for the conservatives.
 
2007-10-16 05:43:10 PM
madpiper: Hey, Canadian Farkers, what's the temperature up there right now? Is it still pretty nice, or are you nearing the throes of winter?



The more you know (new window)
 
2007-10-16 05:43:39 PM
wh0mprat: Hamster Lover: That suits me just fine. Parliament never does anything anyway.

The less parliament can do, the happier I am.


I wouldn't mind a majority gov't. They're getting paid they might as well try to accomplish something besides planning elections every other freaking year.
 
2007-10-16 05:43:59 PM
madpiper: Hey, Canadian Farkers, what's the temperature up there right now? Is it still pretty nice, or are you nearing the throes of winter?

I was just in Sarnia (against my will), and it's pretty much parallel to the southern Oregon, so the weather's likely not too different than it is in a good part of the US.
 
2007-10-16 05:44:40 PM
madpiper: Hey, Canadian Farkers, what's the temperature up there right now? Is it still pretty nice, or are you nearing the throes of winter?

15 degrees Celcius here. It's pretty damn nice out.
 
2007-10-16 05:44:54 PM
It's funny the way Canadians pretend to live in a democracy, when they don't.
 
2007-10-16 05:45:01 PM
Excellent! I take the day off work to work at a polling station during elections. I stand around all day meeting different people and slide your ballot into a box for money.

/screw Harper
 
2007-10-16 05:45:10 PM
I could totally get behind a Canadian-style law that limits electioneering to 30 days before the election.

/toss in term limits and campaign finance limits and you have my vote.
 
2007-10-16 05:45:24 PM
wh0mprat 2007-10-16 05:33:46 PM
What, again?

Nothing will change, except Harper will get an even smaller minority.


You're not paying attn. Currently the Conservatives are set to recieve an even larger minority or even a majority if an election was called today. This is why the liberals are terrified. They stand to lose quite a few seats. Pull your head out of the sand. Stephane Dion needs his alone time down there.

Teafortwo 2007-10-16 05:35:57 PM
Hold on...

Harper's party doesn't have majority, so he will, on purpose, try and pass a "hot button" issue (probably being to keep sending troops) to force the Liberals to do one of two things : 1)Vote for the controversial issue or 2) Go in battle ill prepared (the Liberal party is a mess right now).


The hot button issue will not be related to afghanistan. Especially since Harper recently formed a committee to review our mission mandate. For most people the mission there is really a non-issue. Hell, some of the most left wing people i know who think we shouldn't have gone believe we need to stay and finish now that we are there.

The hot button issue will be Kyoto and the environment. Dion is responsible for Canada signing the Kyoto accord and even named his farking dog Kyoto. Since Kyoto has now become a joke internationally, removing Canada from the accord and proposing a conservative "made in canada" solution is the ideal issue to make Dion look like a complete douche.
 
2007-10-16 05:45:38 PM
madpiper:
Hey, Canadian Farkers, what's the temperature up there right now? Is it still pretty nice, or are you nearing the throes of winter?

16C (61F) in Edmonton, Alberta today! Not bad. Windy though.
 
2007-10-16 05:45:49 PM
Wow, another American farker! How are Sheep in the south this time of the year? I bet this guy TIVO's Cops nightly!


madpiper Quote 2007-10-16 05:41:21 PM
Hey, Canadian Farkers, what's the temperature up there right now? Is it still pretty nice, or are you nearing the throes of winter?
 
2007-10-16 05:45:53 PM
And the men who hold high places
Must be the ones to start
To mould a new reality
Closer to the heart


is it just a coincidence that Geddy Lee sounds like an old lady and also happens to look like one too?
 
2007-10-16 05:46:02 PM
Anyone remember when Canada's government looked like a joke compared to the US. My how times have changed.
 
2007-10-16 05:46:05 PM
gradatim: It's funny the way Canadians pretend to live in a democracy, when they don't.

Don't we?
 
2007-10-16 05:46:27 PM
wh0mprat: Bob_Laublaw: bin_smokin: Im actually looking forward to watching the speech in a couple of hours.

Yup. I can't get enough of Michaelle Jean.

/hurr grrr stampa-stampa

woooo!. The Haitian sensation!


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