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Saturday, October 11, 2008

Election Summary

Here is how I would summarize the various political campaigns:

The Conservatives
Never in the field of political endeavours have so few squandered so much.

The Liberals
Why should Stephane Dion be Prime Minister? I don't follow you ... can you repeat the question?

The NDP
A new kind of strong, but an old kind of socialism.

The Green Party
Official Campaign slogan: For God's sake whatever you do, don't vote for us.

The Bloc
Get used to us, we are not going away

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18 years of the Bloc-heads is too much. Yet it looks like 40% of the voters of Quebec will still vote for these goofs -- even though their leader is a former Commie.

Posted by: Cory D. Schreyer | 2008-10-11 8:45:59 AM


Not a bad analysis really...and I am just as motivated to go and vote for one of these outfits as I was an hour ago...which is not at all.

Posted by: JC | 2008-10-11 9:06:22 AM


With apologies to all the Animals:
Animal Farm Politics: A Fairy Tale
By Stephen J. Gray

There was much commotion on the Political Animal Farm. The present leader of the animal farm government, Top Dog, had proposed a motion about re-visiting same-sex marriage and it was to be voted on by all the animals. Same-sex marriage amongst the animals had been “legal” for some time now, after a “right” was invented under the Barnyard Charter. Now the animals were all set to vote on the motion.

"That this Barnyard call on the animal government to introduce legislation to restore the traditional definition of marriage on the farm without affecting animal civil unions and while respecting existing same-sex marriages in the animal Barnyard"

First up to speak was The Jackass whose supporters were a minority on the Political Animal Farm. He had all his animal supporters whipped into line and they all brayed, barked, bellowed, shrieked, and hissed their support for animal same-sex marriages. “This was all about equality and tolerance,” brayed The Jackass, “Equality should never have to be voted on. This is a Barnyard Charter right.”

Next up was Dodo Bird, the new leader of a bunch of rats, reptiles, pigs, and snakes and other animals who had once ruled the political animal farm. He was also a supporter of the Barnyard Charter and he said: “Dis Barnyard Charter is sacred to all de animals and no way should it be undermined by voting against dis ‘right’ of de animals on de same sex marriage on de animal farm.” On hearing this his animal supporters burst into farmyard applause with much fluttering of wings, barks of delight from the dogs, grunts from the pigs, and shrill noises of joy from his female animal contingent.

Then it was Gilly the Foxy hound’s turn. He was the leader of another group of animals on the farm. He got up on his hind legs and stated his thoughts on this important farm matter. “We, as animals in this Block of animals that wish to separate from this political animal farm, wholeheartedly agree that animal same-sex marriages are a ‘right’ under the Barnyard Charter,” he stated importantly. “Furthermore,” he barked in doggy language, “I am pleased to know that our Block votes on this matter will stand after we have separated from the Political Animal Farm. As you know, this matter would never have passed the first time, if it had not been for the Block animals votes. Therefore, I hope all you animals will all say to us, “Merci Beaucoup for a job well done on this Political Animal Farm, which we will be leaving soon after the next referendum for a farm of our own.”

Finally Top Dog, the leader of the Political Animal Farm, got up to speak and said, “Thanks must go to all you animals of all political views and all shapes and sizes: the dogs, the cats, the snakes, the pigs and all the other animals who participated in animal democracy today. As you all know, I promised to bring this matter up to appease some of my supporters who I depend on for votes, to keep me as leader of the Political Animal Farm. Now I can say, promise made promise kept. Now we can move on; I’ve done my best. This motion was written to satisfy all the animals on the Political Animal Farm. There was something for everybody in it. Democracy has been done in here today. Nothing has changed as regards animal same-sex marriage, so we can all relax in the Barnyard, knowing we have done our duty to the Political Animal Farm and that this matter has now been put behind us. Did I make a pun, surely not?” Much noisy applause was heard from the assembled animals.

Then some of the animals got up on their hind legs, the birds fluttered their wings, the asses stomped approval, the pigs grunted, the cocks crowed, the jackasses brayed and the dogs barked, then they all got together and sang the Animal Farm National Anthem. The anthem was only two lines, sung over and over again. “Manure is perfume on the political Animal Farm. The Barnyard Charter makes things happen.”

Meanwhile, the owners of the Political Animal Farm, hearing all the noise and the stench of manure emanating from their property, started wondering if the time had come to shut the place down. The animals were out of control and pollution was rampant in the foul smelling barnyard. But, these animals were a protected species and therefore they would continue to pollute and foul the land until the owners rebelled and said, “Enough of this political animal farm B.S.”

Note: Any political resemblance to any farm animals alive or dead is only a coincidence. This is only a fairy tale.

Stephen J. Gray
December 7, 2006.
graysinfo@yahoo.ca website http://www.geocities.com/graysinfo

Posted by: Stephen J. Gray | 2008-10-11 9:51:40 AM


Note: Any political resemblance to any farm animals alive or dead is only a coincidence. This is only a fairy tale.

Stephen J. Gray
December 7, 2006.
graysinfo@yahoo.ca website http://www.geocities.com/graysinfo

Posted by: Stephen J. Gray | 11-Oct-08 9:51:40 AM


Brilliant, simply Brilliant!

Posted by: JC | 2008-10-11 9:56:50 AM


Why don't you give up "Journalism," and get a real job. MacLeod

Posted by: Jack MacLeod | 2008-10-11 10:54:48 AM


Dope-smoking Libertarian Party:

Nowhere to be seen.

Posted by: set you free | 2008-10-11 12:16:22 PM


Dope-smoking Libertarian Party:

Nowhere to be seen.

Posted by: set you free | 11-Oct-08 12:16:22 PM


Thanks for that.
We Libertarians stand for so many things that you wouldn't even begin to understand...but you pin your self on the "dope" issue. Which is almost of no significance whatsoever.
Never mind Liberty, Free Speech, Property Rights, Self Defense, Individual Responsibility, Freedom of Movement, Sound Money and on and on....nope its all about Dope.
Just keep telling yourself that.

Posted by: JC | 2008-10-11 12:47:40 PM


PS I guess your happy though that all the other dope smoking parties are represtented eh? lol

Posted by: JC | 2008-10-11 12:48:26 PM


JC, you dope:

I guess YOU'RE stoned.

Posted by: set you free | 2008-10-11 1:05:14 PM


JC, you dope:

I guess YOU'RE stoned.

Posted by: set you free | 11-Oct-08 1:05:14 PM


A completely irrational response....Gotcha!

Posted by: JC | 2008-10-11 1:12:49 PM


USA has 10 trillion debth
do the solution is easy

we have 7 to 10 rich country in the world who ruled the rest as third world

just tell Bush print 40 trillion american US money in their bank it is only piece of paper realy call it money

then get 10 trillion to bank owe to US anthoer 9 to other 9 rich country include pay debt of Harper too

then choose 100 poor counties in map in middle east include Iraq and afgan and pay each 200 bilion in totoal of all 100 third world we will give them another 20 trilion to rebuilt thier county and pay hunger

the bank are happy all economict harper-bush become happy and bank start borrow more
and made three stock

one stock for government for secure one for people above 40 years old with interst of 5%

one FOR LARG COMPANY STOCK

one for small new innovation stock

one for mid medium business ready to grow

matter of problmes of recesion by print paper money will resolve ane execuse of war will help this job done hay plus bush can do any thing
remeber in his vote

Posted by: new | 2008-10-11 4:21:08 PM


USA has 10 trillion debth
do the solution is easy

we have 7 to 10 rich country in the world who ruled the rest as third world

just tell Bush print 40 trillion american US money in their bank it is only piece of paper realy call it money

then get 10 trillion to bank owe to US anthoer 9 to other 9 rich country include pay debt of Harper too

then choose 100 poor counties in map in middle east include Iraq and afgan and pay each 200 bilion in totoal of all 100 third world we will give them another 20 trilion to rebuilt thier county and pay hunger

the bank are happy all economict harper-bush become happy and bank start borrow more
and made three stock

one stock for government for secure one for people above 40 years old with interst of 5%

one FOR LARG COMPANY STOCK

one for small new innovation stock

one for mid medium business ready to grow

matter of problmes of recesion by print paper money will resolve ane execuse of war will help this job done hay plus bush can do any thing
remeber in his vote

Posted by: new | 2008-10-11 4:21:11 PM


Just when you thought it was safe to blog, a son of a dog comes along.

Posted by: set you free | 2008-10-11 4:35:38 PM


new=ROGER

He's back folks.

How's the girlfriend new?

Posted by: dp | 2008-10-11 5:48:57 PM


New....could you please post it again in your home language. There is a better chance of understanding that. Your english is like Dions.

Posted by: peterj | 2008-10-11 8:12:36 PM


"Dope-smoking Libertarian Party:
Nowhere to be seen."


(Neo)Conservatives:
Nowhere to be seen, near a majority.

Posted by: Marc | 2008-10-11 8:50:33 PM


"18 years of the Bloc-heads is too much. Yet it looks like 40% of the voters of Quebec will still vote for these goofs"

It's OUR goofs and they stand still.
You can keep Stephen. He's cute.

Posted by: Marc | 2008-10-11 8:57:39 PM


marc:

We need Bloc candidates in Western Canada.

Independence means paying your own way, not waiting for mommy and daddy to give you allowance.

Posted by: set you free | 2008-10-11 9:00:53 PM


"We need Bloc candidates in Western Canada."

Sorry,
Western politicians are amateurs, as we all know.
Not gonna waste decent and real politicians there. You wouldnt know what to do with those.

Posted by: Marc | 2008-10-11 9:06:53 PM


marc:

If western politicians are amateurs, that's why we need the Bloc professionals out here.

Why would you think we need any of your politicians here.

Western Canada needs some practise before we separate. It's the only way to avoid the thievery that has been going on since Confederation.

A word of caution, though.

Be careful of what you wish for. You may wake up and find you have to pay your own bills.


Posted by: set you free | 2008-10-11 9:27:17 PM


SYF-Learning about separation from the Bloc?

That's about as productive as learning how to lose weight from Oprah Winfrey.

Posted by: dp | 2008-10-11 9:39:55 PM


The Conservatives
Never in the field of political endeavours have so few squandered so much.
(squandered is the assessment of those who have to pee to often, I say they have conserved their power to use it when it can do the most good)

The Liberals
Why should Stephane Dion be Prime Minister? I don't follow you ... can you repeat the question?
(it's not about DeYawn, it's about any Liberal ever,-should any Liberal EVER run the country again?)

The NDP
A new kind of strong, but an old kind of socialism.
(strong? Smell isn"t everything, economically the NDP have the anti-Midas touch...everything they touch(economically) turns to shit)

The Green Party
Official Campaign slogan: For God's sake whatever you do, don't vote for us.
(which, because they're atheists and don't believe in G--, means "please vote for us we're soooo pathetic)

The Bloc
Get used to us, we are not going away
(yeah, right)

Posted by: Speller | 2008-10-11 10:50:41 PM


dp:

Naw, just havin' some fun.

Quebec won't separate. They can't afford to.

I say it's time to call their bluff.

Posted by: set you free | 2008-10-11 11:14:44 PM


"Quebec won't separate."

Keep dreaming "set you free". Even Charest says Québec independance is financially possible.
The Bloc never bluff. Th CPC however...

Posted by: Marc | 2008-10-12 7:10:52 AM



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