Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Wishful Thinking. Oh, to Dream.

Got an email this morning from the Green Party. It spoke of an "independent poll" that showed the Greens in second place on my home turf, Vancouver Island.

No information about the poll itself but I can say this. While travelling around my own town I've been pleasantly surprised at the number of Green Party lawn signs, second only to NDP signs, and the dearth of CPC signs. I have yet to see a LPC sign anywhere.

You Drylanders watch out. When we become the Province of Vancouver Island, we'll be a Green bastion floating serenely beyond the orangish-red wasteland to the east.


Dana said...

Lots of them here too and our Green sign is not the only one in our little townhouse complex.

Andrew said...

See the full results at

And Insight West's comments at

There are definitely more Green signs here (Esquimalt) than any other party, but I've been assuming that the other parties just don't have their acts together.


Anonymous said...

I don't care if the islanders send an NDP or Green MP to Ottawa. But please, don't send another evangelical Harperite creationist nut job like you did last time.

The Mound of Sound said...

Don't rub it in. I didn't vote for the useless bastard.

Anonymous said...

If enough people vote Green, Harper can win a fake majority on as little as 37% of the vote like Cameron in the UK. Or about 33% for a plurality. (Which Junior will prop up because he thinks coalitions are unconstitutional.)

Oh, but to dream!

The Mound of Sound said...

So I should not vote Green but go for a Thatcher-loving, Harper-courting, ex-Liberal, market fundamentalist neoliberal, Likudnik instead?

I saw loads of Paul Manly campaign signs seemingly everywhere in Nanaimo and on to Ladysmith yesterday, Anon. You might know him as the preferred NDP candidate for that riding who was axed by Mulcair's people because he supports the Palestinian people. Well, he's now running for the Greens and I hope like hell he takes his riding.

So take this "you'll be helping Harper" guilt ploy and shove it right back where you found it.

Anonymous said...

Vote-splitting can't be wished away. The NDP will change our barbarous voting system. Then the Green party will get about 17 seats on 5% of the vote. (Official party status.)

Market fundamentalists actually wrote the Green, Liberal and Con party platforms.

Unlike the Liberal and Con parties, the NDP leader is not the party. An NDP government would be a real change from the kind of autocratic leadership we've had over the past 50 years.

Anonymous said...

Anyong said.....Let's hope we have a change of government in this country. The Maritimes and Newfoundland will be voting Liberal. What the rest of the country votes seems to be a big secret. Where I am in AB is going Con. That is a pain in the xxxx.

The Mound of Sound said...

@Anon 12:00. "An NDP government would be a real change from the kind of autocratic leadership we've had over the past 50 years."

Tell that to Paul Manly.

Full points for your sense of humour, Anon. That was satirical, wasn't it?

The Mound of Sound said...

Hard to say, Anyong. The latest polls show the Harper Cons tanking to just 22% in B.C.

Northern PoV said...

The latest polls show the Harper Cons tanking to just 22% in B.C.

Polls smolls - another one out today shows Cons lead in BC.

Lets talk to our neighbours and count lawn signs.

Kinda like what you are doing Mound - with the growth of Green on the Island - it might just be working and the strategic voters there might have to vote Green!

Anonymous said...

Anyong said....I ought to move to Van Island just so I can vote for joking.