Monday, January 23, 2006

non-stop election coverage...



"...tonight... a monumental 'mao-thusian' shift in the canadian political landscape. the cbc election desk has declared a majority government led by stephen harper and the conservative party of canada..."
- peter mansbridge @ 8 PM tonite.

ok, that's enough to shake any "thinking" voter from his/her deepest slumber...

i was in bed this morning dreading this more than likely scenario tonite. what's "mao-thusian", you say? well, think about it. the gang of four: stephen harper, jason kenney, rob anders, and myron thompson... i've been cringing for a month now.

as i stepped out the door, i got excited all of a sudden. it's not so bad, eh. it's going to be a good day! a good day for me! a good day for canada! i'm exercising my right to freely vote. a right that thousands of canadian soldiers died for. a right that is denied to billions of other fellow earthlings in places like nepal, china, zimbabwe, somalia or burma.

damn, i'm lucky.

well, i voted. i knew exactly who to vote for. suffice to say, it was for a loser. i always vote for a loser.

maybe, i'm a loser...

get out there and vote. i marginally respect a neo-con voter more than a non-voter.

young voters...

i was watching a news story on apathetic young voters. apparently, a local high school was encouraging eligible students to vote by simulated the process. they set up a mock polling station complete with fake ballots in an effort to lessen the anxiety of voting.

my advice? SUCK IT UP KIDS...SHUT OFF THE PLAYSTATION AND GO VOTE. IT'S NOT ROCKET SCIENCE. I DON'T CARE IF YOU VOTE FOR THE NEO-CONS. JUST VOTE!!!!!.

well, let me take back that last bit about voting for the neo-cons... enough of this handholding. just vote...

2 comments:

dean said...

I was having a nightmare too this morning about the Conservatives winning a majority gov't. I'm off the polls right now...

Dillan said...

Well, I voted....for a loser, the same as Al. I can sleep at night now. I may complain about the government, knowing that my protest has been registered. You're right, Al. We're damned lucky to have the opportunity to participate in our own government.