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What do Alice Cooper and the Canadian Elections have in common?

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  • NotASenatorNotASenator Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    QQ some more dude.

  • VorusVorus Registered User
    edited October 2008
    vsove wrote: »
    Vorus wrote: »
    vsove wrote: »
    Vorus wrote: »
    One guy actually said "The NDP shouldn't lead because Jack Layton has no experience as Prime Minister"

    and whoo boy he got so many nods

    I just don't like Layton, to be honest, but that's the dumbest statement I've ever heard.

    Luckily our prof is from BC so he is sympathetic to me but still

    alberta is so blue it hurts

    My issue with the brand of conservatism that exists in Alberta is that I honestly question how many of the people voting Conservative every election actually have any idea what policies the Harper government supports. I vote Conservative federally (Liberal provincially, though) but that's because I actually know what I'm getting. I'd wager that about 80% of Albertans don't know what they're getting, and only vote Conservative because 'well they're Conservative'.

    Albertans love being a blue province
    It is completely unfounded and largely due to the fact that the only thing most of them know is "Alberta is rich because of oil and Conservatives like oil"

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • ComahawkComahawk Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    vsove wrote: »
    Vorus wrote: »
    vsove wrote: »
    Vorus wrote: »
    One guy actually said "The NDP shouldn't lead because Jack Layton has no experience as Prime Minister"

    and whoo boy he got so many nods

    I just don't like Layton, to be honest, but that's the dumbest statement I've ever heard.

    Luckily our prof is from BC so he is sympathetic to me but still

    alberta is so blue it hurts

    My issue with the brand of conservatism that exists in Alberta is that I honestly question how many of the people voting Conservative every election actually have any idea what policies the Harper government supports. I vote Conservative federally (Liberal provincially, though) but that's because I actually know what I'm getting. I'd wager that about 80% of Albertans don't know what they're getting, and only vote Conservative because 'well they're Conservative'.

    They vote Conservative here because they believe what they get on the provincial level will be what they get on the federal level.

    I vote conservative because the rest of those asshole want to take away my firearms for being scary.

    Also, Rona is hot.

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • VorusVorus Registered User
    edited October 2008
    Comahawk you are terrible

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • vsovevsove ....also yes. Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Vorus wrote: »
    vsove wrote: »
    Vorus wrote: »
    vsove wrote: »
    Vorus wrote: »
    One guy actually said "The NDP shouldn't lead because Jack Layton has no experience as Prime Minister"

    and whoo boy he got so many nods

    I just don't like Layton, to be honest, but that's the dumbest statement I've ever heard.

    Luckily our prof is from BC so he is sympathetic to me but still

    alberta is so blue it hurts

    My issue with the brand of conservatism that exists in Alberta is that I honestly question how many of the people voting Conservative every election actually have any idea what policies the Harper government supports. I vote Conservative federally (Liberal provincially, though) but that's because I actually know what I'm getting. I'd wager that about 80% of Albertans don't know what they're getting, and only vote Conservative because 'well they're Conservative'.

    Albertans love being a blue province
    It is completely unfounded and largely due to the fact that the only thing most of them know is "Alberta is rich because of oil and Conservatives like oil"

    Yeah, and that's even more annoying. I don't care if everyone votes for the damned Communist party, so long as it's an informed vote.

    WATCH THIS SPACE.
  • Caulk Bite 6Caulk Bite 6 Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Vorus wrote: »
    One guy actually said "The NDP shouldn't lead because Jack Layton has no experience as Prime Minister"

    and whoo boy he got so many nods

    Please tell me that someone, possibly you, called him on being goddamn retarded.

  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    sculder wrote: »
    pony how would you feel about a fat person whining because they are fat and they hate being fat, but won't go out and exercise or curb their eating habits?

    you know why this is a stupid comparison

    because you actually equate the parties available with exercise or actual positive habits

    i personally don't, not really. i guess the green party is sorta okay and if i had gotten the chance to vote, they are who i would've voted for.

    but there's plenty of people who look at the election and well

    listen i will use your metaphor

    they look at the menu and they don't see exercise and eating right as options

    they see

    cheeseburger
    onion rings
    poutine
    chocolate milkshake
    extralarge cola

    now me, i looked at that menu and saw "extralarge diet cola" which i justified as not being so bad and so felt okay about ordering it

    other people look at that and go "jesus those are all terrible choices perhaps instead i will not order anything off this menu"

    i think that is a fair choice to make

  • VorusVorus Registered User
    edited October 2008
    Caulk Bite wrote: »
    Vorus wrote: »
    One guy actually said "The NDP shouldn't lead because Jack Layton has no experience as Prime Minister"

    and whoo boy he got so many nods

    Please tell me that someone, possibly you, called him on being goddamn retarded.

    our prof made it happen
    he is pretty cool, actually

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • NotASenatorNotASenator Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Pony, you understand that you are beginning each point you want to make by calling someone stupid, right?

  • mullymully Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    yeah but not ordering anything you starve and die
    you have to order something
    if everyone for whatever reason didn't vote at all, they'd just appoint someone i think

    also yes the name calling is not cool
    i apologize for calling you silly
    we are all valid

  • ComahawkComahawk Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Vorus wrote: »
    Comahawk you are terrible

    Thank you!


    But seriously, out of all the parties the Conservatives don't want to ban the only sport I actually enjoy. Or at least have stated that is their policy regarding firearms.

    The others either say nothing (scary) or want to ban them because they have magazines and don't require the working of a bolt to reload (much more scary)

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • I Am Not A BearI Am Not A Bear Registered User
    edited October 2008
    Pony wrote: »
    sculder wrote: »
    pony how would you feel about a fat person whining because they are fat and they hate being fat, but won't go out and exercise or curb their eating habits?

    you know why this is a stupid comparison

    because you actually equate the parties available with exercise or actual positive habits

    i personally don't, not really. i guess the green party is sorta okay and if i had gotten the chance to vote, they are who i would've voted for.

    but there's plenty of people who look at the election and well

    listen i will use your metaphor

    they look at the menu and they don't see exercise and eating right as options

    they see

    cheeseburger
    onion rings
    poutine
    chocolate milkshake
    extralarge cola

    now me, i looked at that menu and saw "extralarge diet cola" which i justified as not being so bad and so felt okay about ordering it

    other people look at that and go "jesus those are all terrible choices perhaps instead i will not order anything off this menu"

    i think that is a fair choice to make

    Those are all delicious choices and I would have voted for all of them.

  • mullymully Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    if i were wanting to lose weight and saw that menu i would go to another restaurant
    seriously where are the lighter options, that is a horrible restaurant

  • Caulk Bite 6Caulk Bite 6 Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Vorus wrote: »
    Caulk Bite wrote: »
    Vorus wrote: »
    One guy actually said "The NDP shouldn't lead because Jack Layton has no experience as Prime Minister"

    and whoo boy he got so many nods

    Please tell me that someone, possibly you, called him on being goddamn retarded.

    our prof made it happen
    he is pretty cool, actually

    Kindly thank him for me.

  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    sculder wrote: »
    yeah but not ordering anything you starve and die
    you have to order something
    if everyone for whatever reason didn't vote at all, they'd just appoint someone i think

    except that will never happen

    lots of people vote

    people who have different opinions from the people who don't vote

    and that's fine

    a person who doesn't vote has just as much "say" in the government as a person who votes and the candidate they voted for loses.

    yes, there are real differences between the two in terms of numbers and party support and in some cases even funding

    but ultimately, from a democratic governance standpoint, if you voted and your candidate lost anyway you have had the exact same net effect on the government as someone who didn't vote.

    a person who chooses not to vote has chosen to say "i lose and someone else wins"

    yes, that might seem defeatist

    but it isn't much different from voting NDP in the middle of alberta

  • I Am Not A BearI Am Not A Bear Registered User
    edited October 2008
    sculder wrote: »
    if i were wanting to lose weight and saw that menu i would go to another restaurant
    seriously where are the lighter options, that is a horrible restaurant

    GET THE FUCK OUT OF THIS RESTARAUNT

    COMMUNIST RUSSIA GRILL IS THAT WAY

    IF YOU DON'T STAND BEHIND OUR TROOPS

    STAND IN FRONT OF THEM

    THESE COLORS DON'T RUN MULLY

  • ChicoBlueChicoBlue Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    There's an NDP winning in the middle of Alberta.

    For the moment, anyway.

  • Caulk Bite 6Caulk Bite 6 Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    sculder wrote: »
    yeah but not ordering anything you starve and die
    you have to order something
    if everyone for whatever reason didn't vote at all, they'd just appoint someone i think

    No, see, they can just go to a different restaurant. Like the United Steaks of America.

  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    sculder wrote: »
    yeah but not ordering anything you starve and die
    you have to order something
    if everyone for whatever reason didn't vote at all, they'd just appoint someone i think

    also yes the name calling is not cool
    i apologize for calling you silly
    we are all valid

    i also apologize

    i am surly and full of anger on this particular subject and quite prone to just making reactionary statements

    you know who isn't helping

    nas

    that's who

  • mullymully Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    sculder wrote: »
    if i were wanting to lose weight and saw that menu i would go to another restaurant
    seriously where are the lighter options, that is a horrible restaurant

    GET THE FUCK OUT OF THIS RESTARAUNT

    COMMUNIST RUSSIA GRILL IS THAT WAY

    IF YOU DON'T STAND BEHIND OUR TROOPS

    STAND IN FRONT OF THEM

    THESE COLORS DON'T RUN MULLY

    IN SOVIET RUSSIA
    MENU ORDERS OFF OF YOU

  • SoundwaveSoundwave Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    This thread has strayed too far from the most important subject anyways. Alice Cooper kicks ass.

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  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    (the bloc was the poutine by the way

    i don't know what the other foods represented besides the cola being the green party

    admittedly i didn't much thought into how the metaphor fit)

  • mullymully Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Pony wrote: »
    sculder wrote: »
    yeah but not ordering anything you starve and die
    you have to order something
    if everyone for whatever reason didn't vote at all, they'd just appoint someone i think

    also yes the name calling is not cool
    i apologize for calling you silly
    we are all valid

    i also apologize

    i am surly and full of anger on this particular subject and quite prone to just making reactionary statements

    you know who isn't helping

    nas

    that's who

    oh don't mind him he is also surly

    but we can make fun of him if you want

    that helps everything ... actually i am trying to make him draw with me so nevermind

  • VorusVorus Registered User
    edited October 2008
    ChicoBlue wrote: »
    There's an NDP winning in the middle of Alberta.

    For the moment, anyway.

    I was just about to post this

    So impressed right now

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • ComahawkComahawk Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    ChicoBlue wrote: »
    There's an NDP winning in the middle of Alberta.

    For the moment, anyway.

    Is that Strathcona?

    Because, really, the only good thing there is the farmer's market.

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • I Am Not A BearI Am Not A Bear Registered User
    edited October 2008
    ChicoBlue wrote: »
    There's an NDP winning in the middle of Alberta.

    For the moment, anyway.

    It's ok. Linda Duncan was promptly lynched by angry rednecks from Spruce Grove so everything is Tory Blue again.

  • ChicoBlueChicoBlue Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Comahawk wrote: »
    ChicoBlue wrote: »
    There's an NDP winning in the middle of Alberta.

    For the moment, anyway.

    Is that Strathcona?

    Because, really, the only good thing there is the farmer's market.

    Yeah.

    NDP: 18,434
    CON: 18,034

    210/223 polls reporting.

  • VorusVorus Registered User
    edited October 2008
    Jaffer already gave an acceptance speech

    strathcona is our florida

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    i also got really, really sick of hearing all this "hurrr non-voters" suck thing extra today because it was all i heard at work today

    to the point that i actually said something mean to one of my co-workers and everyone was all D: and didn't talk to me for the rest of the day

  • vsovevsove ....also yes. Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    ChicoBlue wrote: »
    Comahawk wrote: »
    ChicoBlue wrote: »
    There's an NDP winning in the middle of Alberta.

    For the moment, anyway.

    Is that Strathcona?

    Because, really, the only good thing there is the farmer's market.

    Yeah.

    NDP: 18,434
    CON: 18,034

    210/223 polls reporting.

    God I hope Jaffer doesn't win.

    I hate him.

    WATCH THIS SPACE.
  • I Am Not A BearI Am Not A Bear Registered User
    edited October 2008
    Strathcona is a fun time.

    If it wasn't a Tuesday night, I might already be drinking somewhere in that riding.

  • SoundwaveSoundwave Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Our riding is hella close 15850-15549, 205/213 polls.

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  • ComahawkComahawk Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    ChicoBlue wrote: »
    There's an NDP winning in the middle of Alberta.

    For the moment, anyway.

    It's ok. Linda Duncan was promptly lynched by angry rednecks from Spruce Grove so everything is Tory Blue again.

    The angry red necks are all in Devon. We used to beat the shit out of the Sprucers back in the day.

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • Caulk Bite 6Caulk Bite 6 Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Pony wrote: »
    i also got really, really sick of hearing all this "hurrr non-voters" suck thing extra today because it was all i heard at work today

    to the point that i actually said something mean to one of my co-workers and everyone was all D: and didn't talk to me for the rest of the day

    Where did you touch him, Pony. Show us on this here crash-test dummy.

  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    "oh hey so are you going to head over and vote after work?"

    "i would rather not talk about it"

    "what? don't you vote? you know if you don't vote you..."

    "Don't fucking talk to me."

    cue everyone going D: because i am basically ned flanders to my co-workers

    i don't even swear when i'm at work, not even in the break-room far from customers

  • mullymully Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    man you could've at least faked it so you could leave an hour early

  • I Am Not A BearI Am Not A Bear Registered User
    edited October 2008
    Yea, we got the point about two pages back, Pony.

  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    sculder wrote: »
    man you could've at least faked it so you could leave an hour early

    i couldn't pull this off since i was totally getting off work well within polling time

    also my office's main floor is in fact a polling station

    so it would've been a pretty tough sell

  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    to be perfectly honest, as much as i am bitching about non-voters' rights and stuff

    i'm most pissed about not being able to vote

    i actually was looking forward to voting for the first time ever and then was told nope

    sorry

  • Caulk Bite 6Caulk Bite 6 Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Soundwave wrote: »
    Our riding is hella close 15850-15549, 205/213 polls.

    When I got to the booth, I honestly blanked.

    As it turns out, I ended up voting for a 21 year old chick, who is, according to the candidate info at that link of yours, "Pursuing her GED and training to be a lawyer's assistant".

    I think I may have literally thrown my vote away, guys.

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