Wednesday, September 11, 2019

40 Days - May They Fly

I don't like election campaigns. Well, if you're assigned to cover one the overtime's great but it's a lousy spectator sport unless you like a non-stop barrage of horseshit.  They'll be shoveling that stuff aplenty, an endless conveyor of compostable pucks.

Finally you'll get to your designated poll, cast your ballot and let the counting ensue.

Only then, after the winner is pronounced, will the full measure of the lies you've been fed emerge. Like Harper's "transparency" and "accountability" or his successor's whoppers about electoral reform, social licence, First Nations engagement among others.

That's when you'll know you've been had and there's f@#k all you can do about it. You put your X on the slip of paper, now sit down and shut up until the liars summon you again in four years.  Will it be another Liberal shit show or a Conservative shit show? Who knows?

All I know is, on the greatest threat facing our country and Canada's future, it'll be another four years squandered. Isn't that something? We're facing a genuinely existential threat, one that's coming on hard and fast, and the best we can come up with is Justin! Goodgawdamn!

For those of you deluded enough to believe Canada needs a Trudeau or a Scheer well fill your boots. You've got 40 days to indulge your self-righteous indignation. Life's not fair for you. I get it. I'm sorry.


Anonymous said...

Now that is a spot-on post. Mirrors exactly how I feel.

Saw the yawn-inducing first blarty-blart spiels from the party leaders today, and only May was on fire. A bit blue-sky on the electricity supply front, but hey, you have to stretch the taffy to get a permanent first deformation after release and grab some attention, so I'll give it a pass. Doing something positive for the environment is far better than sitting around whining it cannot be done at all. Thumbs up.


Northern PoV said...

I will again ignore the parties, support the CoC voter turnout drive and likely vote Orange or Green based on my personal strategy.

Here is my idle speculation .... (ie Here's hoping... )

Max will take enough votes from Andy to matter.

Because of the two-way split on the "right", the four-way split on the left will not be disastrous ... but rather give us a minority Parliament with strong Green and NDP contingents.