Monday, October 12, 2015
Stephen Harper's Monstrous and Most Miserable Thanksgiving
Well it must have been a very special Thanksgiving celebration at Stephen Harper's house, with a bloody niqab replacing a squawking turkey.
A chance to give thanks for all those shiny new seats that bigot issue has earned him in Quebec.
But after he had finished gobbling his ghastly meal down, and allowed Jason Kenney to gnaw on the carcass, it must also have been his most miserable Thanksgiving ever.
For this must have given him a really bad case of indigestion.
The opening two days of advance polls brought out a significant increase in the number of voters casting ballots ahead of the Oct. 19 election.Elections Canada estimates 780,000 voters cast ballots on Saturday, and 850,000 people voted on Friday, the first day the advanced polls were open.
It brings the two-day total to 1.6 million, and represents a 34 per cent increase over the 1.2 million ballots cast in the first two days of advance polls in the 2011 federal election.
And this must be giving him nightmares or making him feel like an endangered turkey himself.
With Oct. 19 quickly approaching, websites such as StrategicVoting.ca and VoteTogether.ca are encouraging Canadians in key ridings to vote — not for their preferred candidate — but for whoever stands the best chance of defeating the Tories.
Because he must surely know that if large numbers of Canadians turn out to vote, and many of them vote strategically, him and his foul Cons are done like dinner.
But of course this is Harperland where nothing is as good as it seems. And nothing is over until its over.
For the long lineups are discouraging many voters from casting their ballots.
And this couldn't be more alarming.
A Federal Elections Information Officer angrily quit and stormed out of a Vancouver Centre advance polling station Sunday, frustrated by on-going waits voters are experiencing and the lack of help from Elections Canada.
"We have made repeated appeals to our election headquarters ... to do everything they can to relieve voter frustration," he said. "They have done nothing."
Or more insane.
"There is normally only one ballot box at advance polls," wrote Dorothy Sitek who speaks for Elections Canada in B.C. "The Act does not allow Elections Canada to just set up additional desks when there is a line-up.
And since it all stinks of voter suppression, we need to take action. We need to make sure that we have all the necessary documents.
So they can't use that as an excuse to prevent us from voting, and steal the election from right under our noses.
And of course we need to use this day to convince our family and friends why they need to vote for anyone but the Conservatives.
Including our crazy Con uncles.
As difficult as that may be.
And the good news?
If Canadians keep flock to the polls as they are doing so far. And we vote strategically.
And the polls keep showing that our momentum is building.
We will almost certainly defeat the monstrous Stephen Harper.
Send him to the hellish place he belongs...
And cook that Con turkey beyond recognition.
Give thanks that we are now only a week away from the Day of Liberation.
And that our long nightmare may soon be over.
Thank you for all your support and encouragement.
And Happy Thanksgiving everybody !!!!
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