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To the people of my beloved country

I have but one question for you all:

WHY??

Oh, for the love of all that's good in this world, why?

You know, somehow saying, "At least it doesn't look like it'll be a Conservative majority," is not all that comforting at the moment.

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leahbobet
Oct. 15th, 2008 03:58 am (UTC)
I'm going with "cylons" as my theory.

Oy. And it's a work night. So I can't get drunk. :(
ksumnersmith
Oct. 15th, 2008 06:01 pm (UTC)
I was too sad to drink. (That, and I was trying convince a drugged Pony to stop trying to jump on the goddamn fridge.) Friday, though... ;)
leahbobet
Oct. 16th, 2008 03:11 am (UTC)
Government: like a drugged kitten.
(Anonymous)
Oct. 15th, 2008 04:11 am (UTC)
I'm working from home tomorrow, so I can say, without fear of reprisal other than a wicked hangover:

Fuck you, stupid voters. You suck ass.
mtentchoff
Oct. 15th, 2008 04:15 am (UTC)
It was predicted, but I was so, so hoping for a surprise change of government.

Next time. Please?
ksumnersmith
Oct. 15th, 2008 05:52 pm (UTC)
I was hoping the same thing -- especially following that sudden decline in Conservative support in the polls last week. But oh, it was not to be.

Next time, though.
lenora_rose
Oct. 15th, 2008 04:38 am (UTC)
I have to admit, it was the result I was expecting. i thought Harper was blowing serious smoke in thinking this election would give him significantly more control -- and Stephane Dion, frankly, didn't exactly make the kind of powerhouse showing that would have caused me to hope. (Nor did Layton: May did, but...)

My riding stayed solid liberal, shock of shocks, but our incumbent has been doing a decent job and giving me a decent impression.
ksumnersmith
Oct. 15th, 2008 05:57 pm (UTC)
Yeah, me too, but I was still full of hope that if the Conservatives remained in power their overall support would be reduced. But no, they won more ridings. Bah.

My riding stayed Liberal too, but then there was no question of this area turning Conservative. The NDP gave a strong showing, though.
mtentchoff
Oct. 15th, 2008 10:31 pm (UTC)
My riding turned conservative, even though my area is strongly NDP/Green. Why? Well, a little while back some bright political jerk realized that if they bundled a higher population, wealthy, conservative-with a touch of liberal area in with ours, suddenly we'd lose most of our voice. Then, some other bright person decided to move our usual, easy to reach voting spots to places that couldn't easily be reached by our every-two-hour public transit system.

Those are minor things, of course. There are nastier, dirtier bits of election trickery that just started surfacing around election day... but of course, after the election, all media coverage of such things strangely disappeared.
tmseay
Oct. 15th, 2008 04:40 am (UTC)
Welcome to my world.
ksumnersmith
Oct. 15th, 2008 05:53 pm (UTC)
Your world is a cold and frightening place, my friend.

(Well, actually, your world might just be more awesome in a few weeks. I continue to hope.)
wood_dragon
Oct. 15th, 2008 11:50 am (UTC)
And somehow my riding is now Conservative. I don't even want to think about it.
mr_ladouceur
Oct. 15th, 2008 02:45 pm (UTC)
I noticed that. My riding is a tiny red island surrounded by a scary blue sea. And we came close to sinking into it. Blech.

I'm guessing it won't be long before the DMCA-north bill comes back.

brashley46
Oct. 15th, 2008 05:46 pm (UTC)
Charlie Angus was re-elected, so there's still a powerful voice in teh House against that crap.
seabream
Oct. 15th, 2008 04:00 pm (UTC)
Mine too. And by over 5000 votes (~10%)! The Liberals won in this riding by more than 10,000 in the last two elections.

Gah.
ksumnersmith
Oct. 15th, 2008 05:58 pm (UTC)
Oh, wow. That's just ... scary.
seabream
Oct. 16th, 2008 03:36 am (UTC)
To be fair, the last two times she had a much lower profile opponent than Peter Kent. Also, her predecessor was pretty popular when she retired from politics, which couldn't have hurt.
brashley46
Oct. 15th, 2008 05:48 pm (UTC)
::pats hand:: Mine is still Liberal ... but we were not realistically expecting to beat Dr Bennett.
ksumnersmith
Oct. 15th, 2008 05:58 pm (UTC)
That's a great icon. *g*
brashley46
Oct. 15th, 2008 06:06 pm (UTC)
::grins back::

Edited at 2008-10-15 06:07 pm (UTC)
ksumnersmith
Oct. 15th, 2008 05:54 pm (UTC)
Ugh. I'm sorry.

My riding stayed Liberal (as it has been for a long, long time), with a very strong NDP showing. No surprises here.
leahbobet
Oct. 16th, 2008 03:13 am (UTC)
We stayed Liberal, but we had Rae. It kind of wasn't a question here.
brashley46
Oct. 15th, 2008 05:45 pm (UTC)
I'd like to know why the turnout was so freaking LOW. Everybody but the Greens lost votes. We were down 70,000 or so, and there were 800,000 fewer Liberal votes than last time. Eight Hundred Thousand.

Calling the election for the day after Thanksgiving did not help, but really, there must be more to it than that.
ksumnersmith
Oct. 15th, 2008 05:59 pm (UTC)
Wow, I had no idea the numbers were so low. I wish people in this country would *wake up*.
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