Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Political dishing

Not much new, but I don't want to get out of the habit of posting. Hmm, let's see what's interesting right now. Oh, there is the Canadian election. That's right while those of you in the States are preparing to elect a new President, we, in Canada, are getting set to elect a new Prime Minister. Our election takes place on October 14th. Our current PM, is Stephen Harper - le douchebag. He is a mini dictator - none of his staff or party members are allowed to speak to the press unless he has given them specific permission to do so. Then they are not allowed to give their own opinions, they must spew the party line. He is a member of the Conservatives (similar to Republican and he studies at Dubya's knee). I can't stand him. The problem is that the Liberals (similar to the Democrats) have their own douchebag as a leader - Stephane Dion. He's got about as much personality as a wet-noodle. And, I'm not sure what experience he had that qualifies him to be the leader of his party, let alone the leader of our country. On top of his we have 3 other parties in Canada - the NDPs, the Green Party and the Bloc Quebecois (these guys are separtists that want the province of Quebec to be a country). We end up having minority governments because the vote gets split between so many parties. So, the majority vote against one party, but because the votes are divided between the other 4 parties the government most people don't want in - gets in. In a minority government, it makes it difficult for the ruling government to make any real change because there are so many of the opposition included in votes. Have I lost you yet?

So I am asking all Canadians - vote either for the Conservatives or the Liberals (ahem the latter would be my preference). Voting for any other party will only dilute the election and we'll end up with another minority government. Nobody wants that.

Oh, and i have to voice one of my biggst pet peeves right now... Iraq is pronounced more like ear rack, it is not pronounced eye-rack.), same goes for Iran - closer to ear-an than eye ran.

Anyway, those are my 2 cents for what's that worth!

2 comments:

Hope2morrow said...

Interesting.

Lost in Space said...

Cool to learn a little more about how things work other places. I am typically clueless. (:

Great news on your DH finding a job!! What a huge relief.

Also, I noticed that we share an anniversary. My DH and I will celebrate 6 years of marriage on October 12. Congrats to you.