30 April 2011

Traffic for the WTF Election #elxn41

There’s a decent chance that Canadians will wake up on Tuesday morning having traded Stephen Harper and his crowd of federal Conservatives for Jack Layton leading a raft of new members of parliament many of whom were only names on a ballot before Monday.

Just think about it for a minute.

The entire country winds up where Ontario was in October 1990.  People woke up across that province, looked around and realised that a whole bunch of them had marked their ballot for the Dippers figuring that they were the only ones doing it.  It was a province-wide 11-beer beautiful moments too many of have discovered we had on the morning after the night before.

This one could make the Guinness book of records for most people doing a simultaneous forehead slap.

In more modern language, this could become “The WTF Election” as Canadians look at the news Tuesday and wonder what-the-f**k everyone else was thinking when they got to the polling station.

Nobody can say that elections are boring and no one should ever complain about democracy in action.

People get exactly the government they deserve, every time.

And they also get to tell us what posts are most interesting here in this corner of the cyber-universe.  This week is no exception:

  1. Conservative householder a multi-level bust
  2. Bloc NDP would change party’s NL position
  3. Advance Poll turn-out comparison
  4. The choice is clear
  5. The cost of doing business:  Muskrat Falls version
  6. The peter principle
  7. “The prize is worth the fight”:  Hearn rebuts Skinner on Muskrat Falls
  8. US diplomatic cable reveals Emera trepidation about talks with Williams on Lower Churchill Falls
  9. Attack of the fluffy bunnies
  10. Nail ‘em up I say

- srbp -