Sunday, May 1, 2011

I've been a bad Canadian...

... in the past, but tomorrow I'm going to get my butt out to the polls and put in my vote.  That's right folks, there's another federal election in Canada tomorrow.  I have a feeling it's going to be a nail-biter.  There's a lot at stake here, from what I understand.

I have my candidate picked and those who know me well (and are familiar with our political parties) can probably guess where my vote is going.

I am admittedly not terribly well versed in the political sciences, so I'm not going to get into a huge analysis of the parties and what they are offering.  I'm just going to encourage others, especially those in my age cohort or younger as we do seem to be pretty lax in the giving a shit area.

Boredom or Apathy?

(okay, maybe that clip is not entirely relevant... I just like playing with the idea.   And I love that film.)

Basically, if the same people are voting every election, the same candidates are going to get elected, and we're going to get the same bullshit.

We could get the same bullshit anyway.  But if the same people are voting, we guarantee it.  Or worse.

If you feel that Harper's minority has been doing a decent job, make your voice heard.  If you think the last few years have been an utter fucking travesty of a shit-show and that we are in desperate need of a change, then you need to be out there as well.  Hell, if you think the whole deal is pointless and we're fucked either which way, then show up and spoil your ballot.  At least that will be saying SOMETHING.

Okay, soapbox time is over.  In the name of adding a little levity to the situation, I encourage anyone who hasn't to visit this site for a good giggle.

Vintage Voter

It's worth clicking if just for Gilles Duceppe's hair.

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7 comments:

  1. When you said you were a bad Canadian, I thought you were going to talk about how you haven't been watching the NHL playoffs.

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  2. I was thinking more along the lines of you slandering the memory of Princess Patricia of Connaught...

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  3. @Oilfield.. I'm a Leafs fan. The playoffs generally don't exist for me.

    @D'Artagnan. Yeah, I had to wiki that. I don't think I'd slander her, she sounds kind of badass.

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  4. A Leafs fan eh? I feel your pain.

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  5. You voted for the Communist, didn't you?

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  6. I don't think the CCP has a representative in our riding.

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