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    Elections

    Post by Flo The Action on Mon Oct 12, 2015 10:57 am

    So today is the day we finally get the Tories out of office!
    Hope everyone voted/votes.

    So do we have a liberal or NDP government tonight?

    (Oh am I starting a flaming bag of Dung here? Sarcasm )
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    Re: Elections

    Post by Ev on Mon Oct 12, 2015 10:59 am

    It's next week.
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    Re: Elections

    Post by PTFlea on Mon Oct 12, 2015 7:28 pm

    I have no fing clue who to vote for. None. Trudeau is slimy and a little dim. The NDP guy seems okay, but I'm not sure and Harper is Harper.
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    Re: Elections

    Post by LeCaptain on Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:28 pm

    Flo The Action wrote:So today is the day we finally get the Tories out of office!
    Hope everyone voted/votes.

    So do we have a liberal or NDP government tonight?

    (Oh am I starting a flaming bag of Dung here? Sarcasm )

    Do you have a Delorean?
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    Re: Elections

    Post by SeawaySensFan on Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:32 pm

    Vote early and vote often.
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    Re: Elections

    Post by wprager on Mon Oct 12, 2015 9:39 pm

    SpezDispensed wrote:I have no fing clue who to vote for.  None.  Trudeau is slimy and a little dim.  The NDP guy seems okay, but I'm not sure and Harper is Harper.

    I watch Suits.  And on Suits the bearded guy is always a bad guy.  HTGAWM, same thing, the bearded guy is a slimy murderer.

    Harper is not the most dynamic person around -- a piece of french toast has more charisma -- but at least he doesn't have a beard.

    As much as I find those ads insulting, I kinda agree that Trudeau isn't ready (plus his stance on a few issues really bothers me).  Canada has enough socialism built in already, don't need any more from the NDP.  Between the Liberals and Conservatives I go for the candidate in my riding.  I find both Liberals and Conservatives can be conservative enough for my liking lately.  I've met Pamic and he sounded surprisingly genuine for a politician.  I think he'll work hard for Kanata.

    But why are we discussing politics?  I thought that was a no-no?


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    Re: Elections

    Post by wprager on Mon Oct 12, 2015 9:40 pm

    SeawaySensFan wrote:Vote early and vote often.

    Vote for the Kennedy of your choice.


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    Re: Elections

    Post by Flo The Action on Tue Oct 13, 2015 12:18 am

    LeCaptain wrote:
    Flo The Action wrote:So today is the day we finally get the Tories out of office!
    Hope everyone voted/votes.

    So do we have a liberal or NDP government tonight?

    (Oh am I starting a flaming bag of Dung here? Sarcasm )

    Do you have a Delorean?
    Well I meant that mass voting starts today.
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    Re: Elections

    Post by Flo The Action on Tue Oct 13, 2015 12:25 am

    wprager wrote:
    SpezDispensed wrote:I have no fing clue who to vote for.  None.  Trudeau is slimy and a little dim.  The NDP guy seems okay, but I'm not sure and Harper is Harper.

    I watch Suits.  And on Suits the bearded guy is always a bad guy.  HTGAWM, same thing, the bearded guy is a slimy murderer.

    Harper is not the dynamic person around -- a piece of french toast has more charisma -- but at least he doesn't have a beard.

    As much as I find those ads insulting, I kinda agree that Trudeau isn't ready (plus his stance on a few issues really bothers me).  Canada has enough socialism built in already, don't need any more from the NDP.  Between the Liberals and Conservatives I go for the candidate in my riding.  I find both Liberals and Conservatives can be conservative enough for my liking lately.  I've met Pamic and he sounded surprisingly genuine for a politician.  I think he'll work hard for Kanata.

    But why are we discussing politics?  I thought that was a no-no?
    Because this is under the non-hockey discussion thread.

    Of course I have doubts about Trudeau but I'm sure he's well surrounded by others to help him make good decisions. I appreciate his youthful enthusiasm. I also think the NDP can not stab Canadians in the back the way Harper had repeatedly done. Liberals or NDP, make a pick but pick the one that will beat out the conservatives.

    Harper does not have the interest of future Canadians in mind. Plus he's run a deficit every year with outrageous spending on military and a failed energy policy. He would of done better to not gut environmental policies and protection, not embarrassed Canadians by backing out of Kyoto and rushed bill c-51 as a mass of dodgy policies mixed with essential ones in order to further a controlling agenda.

    Nope, we need to get this man out of office for canada to have any chance regaining any respect and promise as a nation.
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    Post by LeCaptain on Tue Oct 13, 2015 12:43 am

    All I know is this 2-class citizenship BS does not belong here.
    This government needs to GTFO.
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    Post by Ev on Tue Oct 13, 2015 4:44 am

    Stephen is my boy and clearly is the smartest and most experienced leader here but he's not gonna win because all this is is a popularity contest just like Obama '08. If his name want Trudeau nobody would care
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    Re: Elections

    Post by wprager on Tue Oct 13, 2015 6:52 am

    Flo The Action wrote:
    LeCaptain wrote:
    Flo The Action wrote:So today is the day we finally get the Tories out of office!
    Hope everyone voted/votes.

    So do we have a liberal or NDP government tonight?

    (Oh am I starting a flaming bag of Dung here? Sarcasm )

    Do you have a Delorean?
    Well I meant that mass voting starts today.

    You posted this on Monday. Advanced voting started Friday.


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    Post by tim1_2 on Tue Oct 13, 2015 8:03 am

    Dung I missed the election while camping. Did the Green Party win?
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    Post by wprager on Tue Oct 13, 2015 8:17 am

    LeCaptain wrote:All I know is this 2-class citizenship BS does not belong here.
    This government needs to GTFO.

    If I could have a nickel for every time someone mentions a specific fault with Harper (as in *not* general party or general politics or related to global economic issues or etc.) I think I'd still have nothing in my pocket.

    Yesterday some silly folk singer (Raffi? Ravi?) was interviewed by a host who was clearly a conservative supporter (in a smug, stupid way) and he did ask him a surprisingly astute question: back in 2011 this same singer didn't have anything bad to say about the Conervatives or Harper, yet here he was writing songs about how bad they/he were, so what, specifically, happened to change his views? And, yet again, like I've heard a million times, the same non-specific accusations and reference to how bad it's been, economically.

    Well, guess what, Harper and the Conservatives had nothing to do with the Greek economic calamity, or the Chinese market meltdown or the price of crude dropping or the housing market crash in the US. Canada has survived better than most. Austerity, IMO, is the way to go right now. My salary has not been going up for quite a while and everything else has -- somehow I manage. The government should do the same. Spend when your debt is under control (and not just when you have a budget surplus). The low interest rates are fooling the socialists into thinking we can start spending like a drunk sailor once again. Remember not that long ago when 30 cents on every dollar collected was spent just to service the interest on the debt? Guess what, the debt *now* is even higher than before, and these interest rates aren't going to be around forever. I'm not suggesting we should be trying to eliminate debt completely but we should be trying to at least get it to a point where we can formulate a plan for eliminating it.


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    Post by Vandelay on Tue Oct 13, 2015 9:22 pm

    You sound like so many conservative supporters I know. Somehow only hearing what you want to hear. It was clearly mentioned above your post- the tactics used to pass bill C51 should be enough for anyone to avoid voting blue. The way the bill was pushed through was disgusting. The insinuations made by passing the bill, even worse.
    You want general party platform issues? How about foreign policy? I'm so tired of having to listen to Harper trying to sell his fear mongering tactics. I have family that support Harper because they feel it's the best bet in order to keep their family and kids safe. Because if someone other than the Harper government comes into power, the gates will be thrown wide open and all those angry muslim/ arab/ middle-eastern/ non-western/ non-white/ non- upper class aliens will start streaming in...and then we'll have things like the parliament shooting happening on a daily basis.
    Harper is able to sell this sleezy message because of ignorance. People choose not to see what's going on. People wonder why there are streams of migrants making their way up through Europe because they quickly forget about what happened several years ago (and what a nice news story it was at the time). Most of us would lose our minds if we had to spend a few days in a refugee camp. Try spending a few years there. We should be doing everything we can to help with this crisis. I'm not saying let them all in. And neither are the NDP or libs. Yet that's what Harper is telling people. His classist attitude has always been nauseating but lately, it's reached a whole new level.
    Anyway, I could go on for days but I can't. Just saw your post and couldn't let you off the hook that easily.

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