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fern hill

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« on: September 23, 2007, 05:01:24 PM »
. . . don't vote, I know that. But here in Trinity-Spadina I have not seen a single sign for anyone but the NDP candidate, Rosario Marchese. And there's just two and a half weeks to go? Whazzup wit' dat?

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« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2007, 05:48:19 PM »
In my wee neighbourhood, I have seen one (1) sign within the dozen or so blocks I tread regularly. Sorry to tell you that it's for a Librul -- this is a potentially NDP corner of a Librul riding.

I'm thinking that the first problem is letting people know that there is an election a-comin'?

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« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2007, 06:58:49 PM »
skadl, YOU don't have a sign? can the kitties vote? K just took down her Mulcair sign. (Outremont federally comes within a block of my house!)

I had my Françoise David sign until very recently, when I finally recycled it...

Sadly, remember that the people from a very poor and bedraggled poll in my riding gave a majority to ... the ADQ.

I have heard very little about the Ontario election, although I read the Glob and sometimes the Star online, and vary between Radio-Canada and CBC...
" Eure \'Ordnung\' ist auf Sand gebaut. Die Revolution wird sich morgen schon \'rasselnd wieder in die Höhe richten\' und zu eurem Schrecken mit Posaunenklang verkünden: \'Ich war, ich bin, ich werde sein!\' "
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« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2007, 07:11:18 PM »
I suppose I could call the riding office. Dippers in this riding are very depressed about what the party did to us in the last federal election (parachuted in a Rae-supporting "star" who promptly defected to the Libruls).

I suppose we shouldn't take that out on the provs.

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« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2007, 07:20:24 PM »
Ha. I'm going to call my riding office and get a bigass NDP sign for the lawn. I've had window signs before, but now that we're being evicted. . .  :twisted:

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« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2007, 07:25:38 PM »
skdadl, I certainly understand! Is that the nomination where it was a matter of a Fiberal sellout or Barry Weisleder? (Or was Barry standing for Provincial nomination?)...
" Eure \'Ordnung\' ist auf Sand gebaut. Die Revolution wird sich morgen schon \'rasselnd wieder in die Höhe richten\' und zu eurem Schrecken mit Posaunenklang verkünden: \'Ich war, ich bin, ich werde sein!\' "
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« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2007, 07:52:51 PM »
No -- Weisleder ran for the federal nomination, but the regular party member who got it in that instance was a good guy, a fine guy -- except this is Carolyn Bennett's riding, so any fine guy like that is going to be a sacrificial lamb.

Last time, the party went all hyperventilatory over Paul Summerville (of TD Bank and World Bank fame), and people did work hard, even though we knew he couldn't win -- and then he joined Bob Rae's leadership campaign. As though that couldn't have been predicted.

Provincially things should be better, except it is a major thing to overcome, y'know, having Forest Hill in your riding. Like, major.

ETA: I've got that memory of the World Bank wrong. Don't know where that came from. Here is Summerville's wiki entry.

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« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2007, 07:59:52 PM »
Yeah, I think David Fennario stood for Québec solidaire in St-Louis-Westmount. Obviously he campaigned in the dark scrapings below the hill, but...
" Eure \'Ordnung\' ist auf Sand gebaut. Die Revolution wird sich morgen schon \'rasselnd wieder in die Höhe richten\' und zu eurem Schrecken mit Posaunenklang verkünden: \'Ich war, ich bin, ich werde sein!\' "
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« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2007, 08:06:06 PM »
I have a brilliant idea.

No one who makes more than $100 thou / yr should be allowed to vote.  

That would be an interesting election. I thought that up all by self.   :twisted:

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« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2007, 08:43:29 PM »
Quote from: skdadl
I have a brilliant idea.

No one who makes more than $100 thou / yr should be allowed to vote.  

That would be an interesting election. I thought that up all by self.   :twisted:


Hey ---- that won't do!
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« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2007, 08:54:09 PM »
I wish there were fewer election signs around these parts

 

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