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2008-10-14 09:55:13 AM
Frenchie '08!
 
2008-10-14 09:57:35 AM
Polls I'm looking at are still swinging wildly in Ontario and a lot of people won't make up their minds until the ballot is in their hands, so here's my take: Narrow Conservative majority followed by five years of happiness, prosperity and contentment in the Peaceable Kingdom™.

/ off to do my civic duty
 
2008-10-14 09:59:40 AM
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.
 
2008-10-14 10:02:22 AM
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?

In all seriousness, I'll probably end up voting for big blue and hope for a minority.
 
2008-10-14 10:05:18 AM
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Hello - Stephen Harper, here.
In less than 24 hours, I can take this G'damn sweater off, flush this kitty and stop pretending I'm not a soulless cyborg.
Keep in mind, biatches - if you give me another minority government, I will be knocking on the doors of Rideau Hall within six months!
 
2008-10-14 10:08:54 AM
40below: Polls I'm looking at are still swinging wildly in Ontario and a lot of people won't make up their minds until the ballot is in their hands, so here's my take: Narrow Conservative majority followed by five years of happiness, prosperity and contentment in the Peaceable Kingdom™.

/ off to do my civic duty


Moi aussi... Thank you Mr Prime Minister for spending million$ on an election which is likely to leave us basically where we were 2 months ago, during a time of extreme economic upheaval... you douchebag.

/My Grandfather fought and had buddies die for that right. As a result, I always vote in every election I can.
 
2008-10-14 10:09:22 AM
Well it appears the NDP will win in my riding, so I'll be voting Green again.

If the Cons had any chance at winning I'd go Liberal.

/Off to vote in about 30 minutes.
 
2008-10-14 10:11:37 AM
OlafTheBent: Moi aussi... Thank you Mr Prime Minister for spending million$ on an election which is likely to leave us basically where we were 2 months ago, during a time of extreme economic upheaval... you douchebag.

/My Grandfather fought and had buddies die for that right. As a result, I always vote in every election I can.


what a waste of an election if barely a handful of seats change hands.

Having said that, I will still walk my ass over to the polling station after work.

/will probably throw my vote to the NDP again, maybe the Liberal candidate because I actually really like the guy, he's qualified, passionate and articulate. Best liberal candidate this riding has had in decades
 
2008-10-14 10:14:18 AM
My favorite part of the election was watching the local Green Party candidate on ShawTV when she said, "I'm sorry, I can't talk about polar bears without crying."

I'm just happy that the candidates in my constituency are so stereotypical. It makes voting based on preconceptions so much easier.
 
2008-10-14 10:15:53 AM
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".
 
2008-10-14 10:16:33 AM
TheSpaceAdmiral: My favorite part of the election was watching the local Green Party candidate on ShawTV when she said, "I'm sorry, I can't talk about polar bears without crying."

I'm just happy that the candidates in my constituency are so stereotypical. It makes voting based on preconceptions so much easier.


the NDP candidate in my riding complained about a 220 dollar fee to enter the only debate forum in the riding (which was run by the local commerce board) to cover some of the costs.

*sigh*

the guy is just a filler-candidate to fill the national slate, and the more I think about it the less I want to vote for him
 
2008-10-14 10:18:31 AM
TheSpaceAdmiral: My favorite part of the election was watching the local Green Party candidate on ShawTV when she said, "I'm sorry, I can't talk about polar bears without crying."

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.
 
2008-10-14 10:21:07 AM
My area is a slam dunk for the Conservatives now - we were Liberal but then our former mayor was wooed into joining federal politics....a mayor that voted against a big bridge in our area and pissed off many when he made the jump - he lost and a Conservative guy got in. The Liberal running in this area bailed a couple of weeks before the election so they had to parachute a candidate in and have spent nothing on his campaign - not great for their chances
 
2008-10-14 10:22:33 AM
enjoy your voting. hope the snow drifts don't result in a lower turnout
 
2008-10-14 10:28:06 AM
albo: enjoy your voting. hope the snow drifts don't result in a lower turnout

Thanks. Same to you in November and good luck with the race riots and lynch mobs (kidding - KIDDING! - I pray this will NOT happen!!)
 
2008-10-14 10:28:15 AM
Harper is a good, honest man who will get 14 votes from my immediate family. Damn, I want a Conservative majority. Fingers crossed.
 
2008-10-14 10:29:14 AM
People have all ready said so and I do believe that this election will be a complete waste of time. I'm confident that we will end up exactly where we were before this election was called and Harper just wasted our time.

On the other hand I did get to vote for the first time
 
2008-10-14 10:32:29 AM
chrisco123: Harper is a good, honest man who will get 14 votes from my immediate family. Damn, I want a Conservative majority. Fingers crossed.

So that's your kitty he's holding hostage?
 
2008-10-14 10:35:44 AM
Canadian Canuck: People have all ready said so and I do believe that this election will be a complete waste of time. I'm confident that we will end up exactly where we were before this election was called and Harper just wasted our time.


Yeah, not at all like Chretien calling a snap election in 2000 when he was barely halfway through his third majority. Only the Tories call meaningless elections.
 
2008-10-14 10:36:30 AM
albo: enjoy your voting. hope the snow drifts don't result in a lower turnout

Yeah... and traffic is murder when everybody drives polar bears
 
2008-10-14 10:37:43 AM
chrisco123: Harper is a good, honest man who will get 14 votes from my immediate family. Damn, I want a Conservative majority. Fingers crossed.

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA... you're kidding, right?

/"I will not tax Income Trusts" - Stephen Harper.
 
2008-10-14 10:39:30 AM
40below: Only the Tories call meaningless elections during an economic meltdown with themselves at the helm.

ftfy
 
2008-10-14 10:40:10 AM
oldfarthenry: Hello - Stephen Harper, here.

At least our politicians aren't afraid to crush their kittens onstage...

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2008-10-14 10:40:20 AM
40below: Canadian Canuck: People have all ready said so and I do believe that this election will be a complete waste of time. I'm confident that we will end up exactly where we were before this election was called and Harper just wasted our time.


Yeah, not at all like Chretien calling a snap election in 2000 when he was barely halfway through his third majority. Only the Tories call meaningless elections.


I hated HATED HATED Chretien with the burning passion of one thousand suns - and then he went and said `no' to Iraq - forcing me to begrudgingly applaud him!
I felt like a dirty whore that day.
 
2008-10-14 10:40:59 AM
I've never had as much difficulty deciding my vote as in this election. If the Liberals would only bring back Manley, it would be easy.
 
2008-10-14 10:44:08 AM
Canadian Canuck: I'm confident that we will end up exactly where we were before this election was called and Harper just wasted our time.

And taxpayer money.

I'm particularly bitter because I was in the middle of three government social marketing TV campaigns that got shelved when the writ was dropped. The only consolation of returning to the status quo is that we may be able to salvage one or two of them.
 
2008-10-14 10:46:25 AM
Adman12: If the Liberals would only bring back Manley, it would be easy

Bring back BEaker? Yeah, it would have me voting Green or torching my ballot with my Bic in an impromptu protest at the polling station too.
 
2008-10-14 10:48:36 AM
40below: Bring back BEaker? Yeah, it would have me voting Green or torching my ballot with my Bic in an impromptu protest at the polling station too.

I like Beaker. I think he's really hand;ed himself well since "leaving" politics, and is well-positioned for a comeback.
 
2008-10-14 10:50:37 AM
40below:
Yeah, not at all like Chretien calling a snap election in 2000 when he was barely halfway through his third majority. Only the Tories call meaningless elections.


I didn't assert anything about Chretien when I said that (I was also 10 so why would I care) but I would think it was a stupid move and a waste of time.
 
2008-10-14 10:56:36 AM
Canadian Canuck: I didn't assert anything about Chretien when I said that (I was also 10 so why would I care)

You're on my lawn, and I don't like it, punk. Now hitch up your pants and don't get any of those facial piercings caught in the wisteria as you move along.
 
2008-10-14 11:01:03 AM
Canadian Canuck: 40below:
Yeah, not at all like Chretien calling a snap election in 2000 when he was barely halfway through his third majority. Only the Tories call meaningless elections.

I didn't assert anything about Chretien when I said that (I was also 10 so why would I care) but I would think it was a stupid move and a waste of time.


*Suddenly realizes that people who were 10 years old in 2000 are voting this election.*

Holy crap. I'm getting old.
 
2008-10-14 11:09:02 AM
WTF is a "riding?"
 
2008-10-14 11:12:27 AM
HulkHands: WTF is a "riding?"

"Riding" or "constituency" = Canadian equivalent of "congressional district."
 
2008-10-14 11:28:29 AM
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.
 
2008-10-14 11:55:08 AM
Can't believe I'm voting for the tree-hugger this election. Can't support Frenchie (Bloc communist), douche has plenty of support already, the clown is just that - a CLOWN, the turd sandwich didn't work out the last time he was in power.

Meh. Green can use more visibility in the media anyway.
 
2008-10-14 12:00:51 PM
gopher321: Meh. Green can use more visibility in the media anyway.

I'm leaning this way too, but their complete disavowal of nuclear power seems a little shaky. I don't exactly think nuclear waste is full of puppies and cheesecake, but I'm not sure how we can satisfy even conservative low-carbon energy needs without it.
 
2008-10-14 12:09:00 PM
Adman12: gopher321: Meh. Green can use more visibility in the media anyway.

I'm leaning this way too, but their complete disavowal of nuclear power seems a little shaky. I don't exactly think nuclear waste is full of puppies and cheesecake, but I'm not sure how we can satisfy even conservative low-carbon energy needs without it.


Zero Point Energy, duh....

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.

/Vote Early, Vote Often!
 
2008-10-14 12:14:34 PM
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.
 
2008-10-14 12:41:53 PM
subby you were too generous.

/NDP
//Don't really like any of the leaders.
 
2008-10-14 12:47:21 PM
I'd vote for the guy who would finally remove the Eskimo menace
 
2008-10-14 12:50:36 PM
Canada has elections? And French?
 
2008-10-14 12:52:02 PM
At least they have choices... Soon, our elections will consist of not candidates, but just a blank sheet of paper that says "yes" and "no", and we won't even know what the question is.


/not that our votes matter now, anyways
 
2008-10-14 12:52:03 PM
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2008-10-14 12:52:17 PM
I'll hold my nose and vote orange. The red has no hope winning in my riding.

I can live with a minority, but a Conservative majority? Thanks, but no thanks.
 
2008-10-14 12:52:21 PM
TheSpaceAdmiral: *Suddenly realizes that people who were 10 years old in 2000 are voting this election.*

Holy crap. I'm getting old.


Haha my moment was when I realized that there were voters who had no memory of the Soviet Union or the Berlin Wall.
 
2008-10-14 12:52:45 PM
NittLion78: I'd vote for the guy who would finally remove the Eskimo menace

GIS for 'Eskimo menace':

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2008-10-14 12:52:48 PM
I thought they were running down here this year.
 
2008-10-14 12:52:52 PM
TheSpaceAdmiral: HulkHands: WTF is a "riding?"

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


Oh, so in Canada they don't hide the fact that they are screwing you.
 
2008-10-14 12:53:12 PM
OlafTheBent: Thank you Mr Prime Minister for spending million$ on an election which is likely to leave us basically where we were 2 months ago, during a time of extreme economic upheaval... you douchebag.

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

/Sweater vests are gay!
 
2008-10-14 12:53:27 PM
Isn't that cute? Canadians acting as if their politics matter....
 
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