Monday, November 22, 2004

democracy rules the day...

well, it's 20:36 and the cbc's declared a ralphie majority government. i'm not sure what took them so long. watching the tv coverage has been somewhat amusing. it's like watching a football game with a lopsided score and the commentators desparately trying to make it interesting for the remaining viewers.

the score is 27 pc seats to 1 for the liberals. joe, the poli sci prof., to jane, the news anchor, "jane, i think we're finally seeing a trend in the numbers... ralphie's squirming in his seat now, eh".

it's 45 pc seats to 16 for the rest of them. ndp pundits says, "obviously there's massive discontent with the ralphie's government."

zzzzzzzz....

i voted today at around 4 pm. the school i voted at is on my running route. so, it's quite convenient for me to just drop in. this is the third time i've "exercised" the ol' franchise this year. i actually recognised some of the workers. they called me mr. bubba. holy crap. they're used to having me drip perspiration all over the place particularly the ballots. i'm clean, eh. no probs.

strangely, i had to wait in line to register. ok, there was one guy in front of me. but the wait wasn't fun especially when the tiny strip of toilet paper i brought along to wipe my head was becoming saturated with sweat. [aside: as a cost cutting measure, the catholic school board ought to turn down the ambient temperature in their schools. i bet alot of their students nod off during class because of the heat.]

i quickly voted, handed in my soggy ballots, and got the hell out.

i voted for the green party. the green party guy looked like a dufus on his website, but i'm not exactly a beauty queen myself, eh. i like to think i'm above looks when it comes to voting. i hope you don't vote for beautiful people just for the sake of voting for a flaky thing like beauty. we all end up looking like raisons eventually, eh.

why the green party? it's always interesting to see a single digit vote count on the tv screen for the candidate you voted for and to think, "one of those votes is mine. i made a difference."

that's democracy my friends...

they gave me a second ballot. i was confused. it was for chosing senators. what the hell? i didn't know we could do that. wahooooo! more voting!!!!! i didn't know who the hell any the candidates were but give me a pencil and maybe i'll work a miracle. first, i picked all female names. ok, that's 1 out of the lot. hey, i vaguely remember one of the candidates being an ex-stamps player. ok, he's in... no green party, ndp, or liberal people? crap. this process was giving me a brain cramp. i gave up and handed it in...

that's not democracy my friends...

god bless all those people, especially right-wing conservative evangelicals, who voted.

we have fulfilled our promise to all peoples who died in all wars in the name of canada. they did not die in vain...

tomorrow is another day. it was a divisive campaign but all albertans must unite behind ralphie. we shall overcome... america, sorry that's alberta, is strong.

god bless ralphie!

election 2004 wrap up

as of 23:00h, the score was pc's 61 seats, liberals 17, ndp with 4.

how do you win 61 of 83 seats with only 47 percent of the popular vote? i dunnit get it...

note: geologist guy next door is celebrating by doing doughnuts on the street with his suv. sore winner, eh...?

3 comments:

Len said...

I only voted for two senators as well. I might as well not have voted at all. First of all, who the hell has heard anything about any of these people, and second, no matter who wins, ther're not going to get the job anyway. Just a big waste of money and paper.

Kyle said...

Luckily, there were four guys on the senate ballot who were with the same party as the guy I voted for (Not PC thank god).

More on this later. Ciao

bubba said...

that's three million dullah down the drain...