Sunday, January 22, 2006

Big election

It's funny... tomorrow's election day and I can't seem to make it sink in. I'm more caught up in the new job than the likely change in government. I have to make an effort to remember to vote!

Speaking of which, I know a lot's up for grabs, because it's the first time in my life I can remember getting election collateral from four federal parties... in this case, the Liberals (incumbent in my riding; what a surprise), the Tories, the NDP, and — in a first for me — the Green Party. I always feel sorry for people in parties like that because you just know they're putting themselves through hell for little more than the gesture... the beauty of democracy. But they don't get much to show for it. I don't know; I guess it's an argument for proportional representation. But then there's the counter argument: all those religious right finge parties who want to basically legislate everyone's dick into a jar you'll need official permission to take it out of once a year on your birthday; subject to government supervision to ensure you're not using it in manners offensive to God. Of course, the very same people don't want the government telling them how to educate their kids; oh, no... that's a personal matter.

Oh, am I back ranting again on my blog? Yes, it seems I am. :)

Don't forget to vote. Or, if you're not a citizen yet, scream real loud the name of the candidate of your choice instead. :)

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