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2008-10-14 12:53:29 PM
I voted for Obama as the new President of Canaduh.

And why can't the Canadian politicians dye their hair. It's like a total whiteys election day. Except in certain areas where token people of race will be run to get the popular vote of the peoples that live there...

/One law for all and not many laws for whoever biatches the loudest to avoid Canaduhs laws.
 
2008-10-14 12:53:37 PM
Just to sum up this thread so far:

"I blame Harper..."

"b-b-but Chrétien..."
 
2008-10-14 12:54:00 PM
First Thanksgiving, then Election Day...you do everything backwards up there - huh, Canadians?
 
2008-10-14 12:54:02 PM
HulkHands: TheSpaceAdmiral: HulkHands: WTF is a "riding?"

"Riding" or "constituency" = Canadian equivalent of "congressional district."

Thank you for the info +1.

But I'm deducting a billion for your profile pics.


Minus another billion. I mean dude, what the fark? Tell me there was no waxing going on there.
 
2008-10-14 12:54:11 PM
Bet you guys wish you could vote for Obama, eh?
 
2008-10-14 12:55:23 PM
turd sandwich o8!

/just voted
 
2008-10-14 12:55:28 PM
Ain't 'democracy' great?
 
2008-10-14 12:56:39 PM
Adman12: JibMac: I keed, but both the missus and myself voted Green about an hour ago. Since there was no way in the Universe that the Cons were going to get in in this riding, I felt it was a good vote to get their percentages up.

We're in a safe Liberal seat too. I believe our MP is the party whip.


I'm voting for the NDP in our riding (Alexa MacDonough was our former MP and is retiring) but that said, I did it under the expectation that there is no possible way that Jack Layton will end up as PM. His position on Afghanistan is irresponsible at best and I think he makes a better opposition leader than he would a PM.

If Dion hadn't been so spineless those other eighteen times he could have forced an election, I would have liked to see him win, but I don't think he can pull it off.

Really crappy bunch of choices this time around. Bleh.

/still got in and voted bright and early this morning
 
2008-10-14 12:57:20 PM
I can't imagine any visitors, let alone members, voting for Stephen Hitler Harper.
I voted for the same third horse I always vote for because they will never win so I never have to feel shame when they screw up.
 
2008-10-14 12:57:25 PM
i420.photobucket.com

I may vote NDP based solely on this picture.
 
2008-10-14 12:57:25 PM
Calvin Coolidge: Bet you guys wish you could vote for Obama, eh?

If voting for Obama means I have to live with the last 8 years of Bush administration, 2 wars, a meltdown of the economy...

errr... no.
 
2008-10-14 12:58:31 PM
Can someone outline who the douche, the turd sandwich, the clown, the tree-hugger and the Frenchie are?
 
2008-10-14 12:58:37 PM
i8.photobucket.com
 
2008-10-14 12:58:37 PM
GWShenlong05: I was canvassing for Gerard Kennedy yesterday afternoon, and people still hadn't made their minds up between him and Peggy Nash.

Any other year, I could probably rattle off a dozen snarky, disdainful phrases to describle them. This is probably the first Canadian election where I'd say "I honestly don't blame you".


It's definitely the hardest voting choice I've ever made living in Toronto. Still haven't made up my mind.
 
2008-10-14 12:58:43 PM
Good luck Canucks, and my condolences to everyone west of Ontario as usual. :)
 
2008-10-14 12:58:50 PM
www.furiacontralamaquina.com
"I'll be votings for the clown!"
 
2008-10-14 12:58:51 PM
Stephen Harper - "I'm Stephen Harper and my opponent Harper Stephens lacks the experience necessary to lead Canada in the 21st century."

Harper Stephens - "I'm Harper Stephens and my opponent Stephen Harper lacks the experience necessary to lead Canada in the 21st century."
 
2008-10-14 12:59:04 PM
Harper offers up a lovable evil in a Monty Burns sort of way. I'm looking forward to seeing the colour scheme for his Death Star.
 
2008-10-14 12:59:31 PM
i289.photobucket.com
i289.photobucket.com

/Vote or Die
 
2008-10-14 12:59:55 PM
DslainteC: I'm voting for Dion, but not Stéphane. It's Céline who should run our country. With the power of love, our hearts will go on, eh?

Under Dion, you'll stay forever this way. Vote for change.
 
2008-10-14 01:00:41 PM
I'm pretty sure I'm going to excersize my voter apathy today...
 
2008-10-14 01:00:44 PM
I'm hoping for conservative majority.

Layton is nuts his policies would rack up our debt in no time. We don't have the money to support his promises.

Dion's carbon tax is scary no matter who it winds up taxing it will end up screwing the consumer. The best incentive is to give money to those who don't over pollute.

If Stephen could be a little more green he would have everything going for him. When was the last time the gst actually dropped going from 15% tax to 13% was a very nice change. (in ontario that is)
 
2008-10-14 01:00:45 PM
Is this the year the elect the Silly Party into office?
 
2008-10-14 01:00:51 PM
This has been the first time it is been honestly difficult to find a leader/party to support. Maybe it's good, I'll just decide based on local representation rather than the party platform.

Probably vote red, maybe orange. Cons don't have a chance here.
 
2008-10-14 01:01:17 PM
I'm surprised to find out that "this is bad news ... for candidate" comments are only used for American elections.
 
2008-10-14 01:01:25 PM
Canada? What is this "Canada" of which you speak?
 
2008-10-14 01:01:41 PM
GWShenlong05: I really do hope she beats Peter Mackay.

Alas, wishful thinking. Mackay is going to win without issue.

My riding goes to the guy who owns Futures Bakery on Bloor/Brunswick. Curse you and your delicious treats, Wrezenesky Zenefsky Borys!
 
2008-10-14 01:01:47 PM
Hypothetical: if Bill Clinton defected and ran for PM of Canada, would he win?
 
2008-10-14 01:01:52 PM
HulkHands: TheSpaceAdmiral: HulkHands: WTF is a "riding?"

"Riding" or "constituency" = Canadian equivalent of "congressional district."

Thank you for the info +1.

But I'm deducting a billion for your profile pics.


D:

Red_Fox: THIS! Harper's a total douche and I really hope we end up witha Liberal + NDP coalition government tonight.

/Sweater vests are gay!


Same. Not sure it will happen, but I think it would be the best thing at this point.

Also, FunkOut, I LOL'ed. :D

/stupid conservative arts cuts
//'average canadians' do so like the arts, Harper, you Tory douchebag!
 
2008-10-14 01:01:55 PM
If I was registered to vote, I'd teach these clowns a lesson by staying home on election day and dressing up like a clown.

admin.alpabroad-qat.socialchange.net.au
 
2008-10-14 01:02:25 PM
Too bad the Bloc won't run candidates anywhere outside Quebec. Duceppe seems interesting, and a lot of non-Quebecers are surprisingly down with a "Quebec out of Canada now" platform.
 
2008-10-14 01:02:36 PM
Hmmmm...énorme douche, ou baguette du merde? Décisions, décisions.
 
2008-10-14 01:02:54 PM
Remember people. If you post results early online you face $1000 fine and a year in jail. It goes up to fines of $10,000 and 5 years in jail.

So where is the website that will be illegally showing Canadians the results as they happen?
Someone has to step up against this mundane blackout law. If everyone posts results then I doubt the law will be enforced in the next election.

Supreme Court upholds blackout on early election night results (new window)
 
2008-10-14 01:03:05 PM
Adman12: (Recession fighting lasers)


i420.photobucket.com

Dion's response.
 
2008-10-14 01:03:10 PM
GWShenlong05: I was tempted to vote Green, on the strength of Elizabeth May's debate performance alone. From an argumentative perspective, she runs circles around the other candidates. I really do hope she beats Peter Mackay.

This. I won't be voting Green because I'm in a battleground riding (Ancaster-Flam-Westdale-Dundas), but I'm really impressed. Considering that the NDP has gone off the rails into wackyland and the Liberals have just imploded without real leadership, I think the Greens represent a real new hope for the utterly pathetic Canadian left.

I'm just really depressed about my riding - I mean, I wouldn't even mind the Conservatives, but our local candidate, Sweet, is one of the extremist christian-fundamentalist types of conservatives, rather than just being a money-man.
 
2008-10-14 01:03:17 PM
Calvin Coolidge: Bet you guys wish you could vote for Obama, eh?

Actually, I intended to write-in Nelson Mandela (honorary citizen after all !) or Peter Griffin or vote blank. Bloc will win by a mile or two in my riding anyway. Will probably vote for the green chick (!).

/ I also intend to win my pool
// Cons: 129, Libs: 90, NDP: 33, Bloc: 54, Green: 0 Ind: 2
 
2008-10-14 01:03:37 PM
I voted for NDP, although I like the Liberals and Greens too.

I was very close to voting for the Greens on the strength of May's performance in the debate.

Watching the Canadian debate after watching the US debate made me proud to be a Canadian.
 
2008-10-14 01:03:44 PM
And here I always thought the Queen appointed Canada's prime minister. I guess you learn something new every day.
 
2008-10-14 01:03:54 PM
This, too, shall pass, my Northern homeboys and homegirls. Try not to panic too much, eh.
 
2008-10-14 01:03:56 PM
At least you get a few viable choices. We only get are the douches and turd sandwiches here....
 
2008-10-14 01:04:12 PM
Aidan: Good luck Canucks, and my condolences to everyone west of Ontario as usual. :)

What, no love for the East Coast, where our votes are too few to matter and Harper doesn't give a rat's ass about us anyway?

My riding's going Tory - I think it went Liberal once since they started scratching an 'X' on a piece of slate - so my vote matters not a whit.

/Harper can pound sand, 'cuz he certainly didn't get my ballot
 
2008-10-14 01:04:31 PM
I really do want to vote Green, but until we get rid of the stupid electoral system in favour of either a mix-member or fully proportional representation system, it really is just a vote for the Cons.

Looks like I'll be checking the riding polls one last time after work and voting ABC.
 
2008-10-14 01:04:33 PM
what_now: Don't forget the guy who thinks homos should be executed!! He's special!!

/US Americans really can't make fun of Canadian elections, and such.


Oh, puh-lease. You could if you'd do half an hour of research. It's easy. For example, if you have a list of all the political wonks and candidates who have been fired or forced to resign during the campaign, you'd have enough material for a 20-minute set at the Comedy Club or Yuk-Yuks.
 
2008-10-14 01:04:47 PM
Korangulation: Can someone outline who the douche, the turd sandwich, the clown, the tree-hugger and the Frenchie are?

Steve Harper (Conservative)
Stephane Dion (Liberal)
Jack Layton (NDP)
Elizabeth May (Green)
Gilles Duceppe (Bloc)

You do the connections.
 
2008-10-14 01:05:22 PM
We need a Prime Minister who isn't afraid to jump on a protestor and choke him on national TV.

We need a Prime Minister who fends off an attacker in his bedroom with an old Inuit carving.

We need a Prime Minister who is more freakish looking than farking Rex Murphy.

www.ldcsb.on.ca
 
2008-10-14 01:05:30 PM
American living in Canada here. Although the Canadian election is downright boring compared to the US' this time around, there is one way in which things are indisputably better north of the border. The election season is short. A few weeks of attack ads and namecalling and BOOM, done. Our election season, on the other hand, begins about twenty minutes after the swearing-in ceremony and grows to a crescendo of stupidity and vitriol. A lot of people up here have been complaining that the latest round of Canadian political ads is starting to sound almost American in their viciousness. Don't go there, Canada, don't go there. Don't be that guy.
 
2008-10-14 01:05:57 PM
RabbitOfCaerbannog: This has been the first time it is been honestly difficult to find a leader/party to support. Maybe it's good, I'll just decide based on local representation rather than the party platform.

Probably vote red, maybe orange. Cons don't have a chance here.


I think that's the only way to go, this time. :/ It kind of sucks.

Mongo cut wood: Is this the year the elect the Silly Party into office?

Obligatory

/I've got the swong here in a box...
 
2008-10-14 01:06:05 PM
Zed-ex: I'm hoping for conservative majority.

Dion's carbon tax is scary no matter who it winds up taxing it will end up screwing the consumer. The best incentive is to give money to those who don't over pollute.


Errr. Where's the money to give away come from? Answer : taxes. That means you tax and then distribute the money to reward the good people. Easier just to lower everyone's taxes and then tax polution - same money in and out and less paperwork and hassle. Dion's plan is a simpler, more cost-effective version of what you say you want.
 
2008-10-14 01:06:24 PM
jakomo002: We need a Prime Minister who is more freakish looking than farking Rex Murphy.

I farking love that Christopher Lloyd-looking motherfarker.
 
2008-10-14 01:06:27 PM
techmom: Aidan: Good luck Canucks, and my condolences to everyone west of Ontario as usual. :)

What, no love for the East Coast, where our votes are too few to matter and Harper doesn't give a rat's ass about us anyway?

My riding's going Tory - I think it went Liberal once since they started scratching an 'X' on a piece of slate - so my vote matters not a whit.

/Harper can pound sand, 'cuz he certainly didn't get my ballot


Love to the East Coast, too. But at least you had some suspense in your elections. By the time it hit Calgary it was all "Oh. The Conservatives won. Well I guess I'd better head out to vote now."
 
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