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cathy


Spin, spin, spin...

Monday, January 23, 2006

I am a very political person, although you would never know this from the posts I make here. I intended for this blog to initially be a place where I could relieve a little steam, usually in response to something occuring in the United States. Today I voted and later tonight we may find ourselves here in Canada with a Conservative Government. I am a Liberal, borderline NDP, but as far away from the Conservative platform as one can get. There is a lengthy explanation for how our country has come to this. I can explain in a condensed version if you would like, but if you read the CBC, you'll get everything you need there. I will stay up to the wee hours and wait and see. Perhaps there will be some form of divine intervention and Stephen Harper will not be the next Prime Minister of Canada. I am having a very difficult time typing this. I am very passionate about how far Canada has come, and I am worried about where it might go under a Conservative leadership. If they do get in, I am consoled only by history, and the fact that every time the Conservatives have gotten in, they rather quickly mess things up and the Liberals are quickly back in again. Because it will be several hours yet before polls close on the west coast, there are to be no election results from polling stations officially announced until 11:00 AST. I will be too tired and most likely supremely unhappy to blog by then. If I do, it will only be to say YAHOO, if there has been a happy result. I have said many times over that if our country goes the way of the United States, I will leave. And I mean that. Yes, I do, oh yes, I do. Harper, you shit, SHIT faced SHIT! Your spin worked, I can not stand your smug political obnoxious face. Won't you and Bush make a lovely smug pair. Spin spin spin, but Canadians are smart; enjoy the journey while you're on the trip, because it will be over rather quickly.

  1. Blogger As always... Rachael said:

    I don't know much about the canadian government, but if your conservatives are half as idiotic as ours... I shudder at the thought! I hope the election goes your way!

  1. Blogger SkyeBlue2U said:

    Do I hear a "Fightin' Side of YOU"? Cathy, this is strange, as I'm reading your post, my friend sends me the Edmonton Times. My Battle Cry has been, "Fix It In 'o6! I knew we shared some common threads, but I had no idea how similar. Oh and while I'm thinking about it I am very interested in your book, at some future point in time I'd like to talk to you. I have some theorys that you may already know,well no rush there. I'll tune into a Canadaian radio station and stay up with you.

  1. Blogger Neo said:

    Cathy - Thanks for voting. I'm hearing it's a touchy situation up there right now. I'm hoping the liberals win.

    I'll keep an eye on the news.

    Peace & Hugs,

    - Neo

    PS. (Off topic) I just posted my photo on JBI.

  1. Blogger Michelle said:

    All i can say is i hope your liberal gov is better than our tax thieving bas%$#@!

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Rachael;
    Thanks for dropping by and lending your support on this very important night.

    SkyeBlue;
    Yes I have a fightin' side, oh man, do I!
    I'd love to talk about the book, as you say on a later date.

    Thanks for your support and for tuning in. CBC Radio One would be your best ebt and no time lag for you on the west coast.

    Neo;
    Thanks for your support and for keeping an eye out. I literally feel sick to my stomach right now.
    I'm on my way to see the pic...

    Michelle;
    Well they're all tax thieving to some extent, eh...I take the best of the worst at the moment.

  1. Blogger Stephanie said:

    Cathy - Back when we were trying to not elect W for a second term, a bunch of musicians and writers put out (an admittedly so-so)music compilation/book called Future Soundtrack for America. One of the songs has the line "I love my country so much, man. Like an exasperating friend." I just don't understand (okay, I DO, but I don't get it) where all the conservatives came from, since I don't interact with them socially :) Hope your story has a happier ending!

  1. Blogger erikku said:

    C-SPAN's been piping in CBC coverage of the elections since 9:30 EST, and as of now, I'm sure you know, it looks like your fears have come true.

    At least it's a minority government, right?

    Be sure to give your general location to us once you've fled. ^_-

  1. Blogger Meow said:

    Cathy, in reply to your request on my blog ... email me (address on my blog profile) with your email address, and I can send you the full photo, as well as a few others you might like that we took at the sme time, and you are most welcome to use them in your lecture. Looking forward to hearing from you, Meow

  1. Blogger Steve Awesome said:

    I dont know much about the Canadian government either but its clear that both yourself and my other blogger friend Stephanie are both very inteliigent and well educated and both dis-like the Tories.

    I therefore am not sure how they got in but sorry its so upsetting.

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