To be or not to be

Hamlet Seagull considers his options

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The Election

Elizabeth May, all the way.

Jack Layton and Stephen Harper showed their true colours over allowing Elizabeth May in the leader’s debate.

What are their true colours? Sexist old-time politicos. Back-room dealing bullshit. Assholes. Both of them!

I’ve had it with the NDP. They haven’t had a new idea since Tommy Douglas. Maybe if Jack Layton had asked himself, ‘What would Tommy have done?’ he wouldn’t have got it quite so wrong. Even if he’d asked his wife what to do, he wouldn’t have got it quite so wrong.

He got it very very wrong.

And Stephen Harper? He’s so scared of Elizabeth May he’s just about shitting himself at the thought of her.

I’m specially offended by the ‘kinder, gentler Stephen’ ads. Very nice, yes yes, good production values, I like the hint of a tear in his eye, but THAT’S NOT WHAT HE’S LIKE.

Telling us that’s what he’s like doesn’t make him be like that! Doesn’t that even matter?

Dear Conservative party, please shut up. We’re not idiots.

It’s gotta be Elizabeth May. All the way!

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10 Comments

  1. Posted September 11, 2008 at 2:16 am | Permalink

    1. Dion needs Liz to cut into the lefty-NDP vote in order to have a chance against the Conservatives.

    2. The Conservatives need the NDP to cut into the lefty-Liberal vote in order to have a chance to beat the Liberals.

    3. As long as there are three Lefty parties all dragging each other More Lefty that leaves the C’s able to grab all of the right, and most of the centre.

    If the Greens weren’t around the NDP would be looking at being the official opposition this time around. But they are, so there’s a small chance at a Minority government with the two or three Green MP’s working with the Liberals and the NDP.

    Personally I see a small majority for the C’s and the Greens getting shut out when the NDP voters start voting Liberal again to block the Conservatives, or Liberal voters deserting for the NDP if Dion really screws this up.

    May’s been great for the Green Party, and is going to be interesting in the debates… the Greens have been a one-issue pony for a long time and their policies on the Other Stuff aren’t quite as ‘pure’ as a lot of people assume.

  2. Posted September 11, 2008 at 8:34 am | Permalink

    I’m not sure yet about the greens. They have a lot of old conservatives in the ranks but I am sure the other assholes who tried to shut out another party leader for their own political gains shouldn’t be allowed to run a democracy. Zimbabwe anyone.
    By the way that includes the media brain trust that even thought of going along with this.

  3. Robin Kelsey
    Posted September 11, 2008 at 9:13 am | Permalink

    Yes, but what about Hamlet Seagull? I hope he doesn’t leap into the flames. In a futile attempt to become poultry.

  4. Nancy
    Posted September 11, 2008 at 10:34 am | Permalink

    I think we should elect the seagull. He’s already taken up residence on the hill and doesn’t need or want a mansion (which by the way needs millions in repairs).

  5. Posted September 11, 2008 at 10:46 am | Permalink

    Oh man, I couldn’t believe those warm & fuzzy Harper ads were for real at first — I thought it was some sort of liberal parody or something.. sweater vests, stroking kittens, playing piano, getting verklempt over the idea of family. Who are they kidding? It really IS offensive. Do they think Canadians are completely retarded? Are we? I’m with you, Robin, I couldn’t bear to give my vote to anyone but the Greens. I know people say that’s a wasted vote, but I think every vote the usual 3 don’t get is sending them a message. Go Green

  6. Posted September 11, 2008 at 2:07 pm | Permalink

    I agree with Gabriel that the Green’s stand on other issues makes me nervous, as well as their collusion with the Libs (which I think had more baring on Layton’s take on May’s exclusion from the debate, although whatever the reason, I agree it was a total boner move).

    The NDP has caught my attention with their take on digital policy (ie. they actually have one!):
    http://www.p2pnet.net/story/16899

    I’m not a fan of partisan politics at all (particularly without any form of proportional representation)- it’s the reason we have deteriorated into a demagogy rather than maintaining a democracy, if anything other than the illusion of democracy ever truly existed, but at this point I am leaning towards the NDP =:-O

  7. Robin Kelsey
    Posted September 11, 2008 at 3:00 pm | Permalink

    Poor noble Hamlet Seagull has had as much of the slings and arrow of outrageous seagulldom that he can stand, the whips and scorns of time, the pangs of despised love, the law’s delay. It’s the fire for him this time, to bake, perchance to steam!

  8. Posted September 11, 2008 at 5:15 pm | Permalink

    I hate to see the bird fried but if his sacrifice can save us from warm and fuzzy steve, and I used to be from democracy jack, then it is a far far better thing he does then they have ever done.

  9. Posted September 11, 2008 at 5:23 pm | Permalink

    …from his intense, fixated and borderline personality disordered stare it looks like he’s enjoying watching the world burn. I’d bet in the prison yard they call him “Burns” Seagull Hamlet and his wings are covered in tattoos of his chicks and lots of flames.

  10. Hamlet Seagull
    Posted September 11, 2008 at 7:31 pm | Permalink

    Begone! Get thee to a winery!

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