christmas spirit and election fever

two exciting events are quickly approaching, and today i started my preparations for both. the first is christmas. this year, i will be breaking tradition for the first time ever. i will be staying in vancouver, and as a result, i will be unable to attend the normal dinners at my grandparents and at my dad’s, and won’t be able to gather with all my friends for some customary festive cheer. now, i know i am going to regret this, kuz it is going to suck ass, when i am sitting here alone on new years.. but at least for christmas, i will be able to feed my dad some of my experimental free-range turkey, while i have some christmas music pumping in the background. (ohh btw my dad is coming to town for a pair of weeks later this month).

now on to the other exciting event… which is the federal election. ohh, how i just love federal politics!! the conservatives have already played all the big cards… shit we’re a week in to the campaign, and they have already played the GST card, which to be honest, totally took me by surprise.. this GST trick of theirs might actually turn out to be a wise move… since we all know (but somehow recently forgot) the broken liberal promise of killing the GST… (damn, wish i had my ‘red book’ here) anyways, when you tie this old (even retired) issue in with the sponsorship scandal, it truly does make a convincing argument that the liberals (or any government) cannot be trusted with all of these surpluses that have been happening year after year. way to go for the conservatives who have been able to take this positive outcome of the liberal leadership and spin it to make their own platform shine!! i love it!! canadian politics rules!! anyways, time to get serious here.. and to let you all know that the conservative campaign is starting to scare me, since it does in fact seem very well planned. they are constantly setting the pace, putting the election focus where they want it and as a result are getting the prime media coverage and possibly gaining popularity [poll check]… i hope my buddies jim, jack and paul, step it up a bit, and provide canadians with some quality bate so we don’t get distracted by all this conservative glitter.

Harper’s an idiot… the only people his GST plan will help are those that spend big bucks every year… they should be focusing their surplus on the low to mid income earners and cut income tax… at least Paul and Jack are on the ball…

2005.12.04 9:32 pm


so do u guys already have GST ? or do they want to get rid of it?

2005.12.04 10:42 pm


‘experimental free-range turkey’

guy, *all* poultry should be free range.

next time your near a good butcher, get free range chicken wings, the’ll blow your mind!

2005.12.05 9:38 pm


What does bein in Van have to do with bein alone on new years…go find that hottie with the cough and show her an amazing evening!

And your Christmas will still be good cuz your dad will be there with ya! and it just means your next Christmas with your family and friends back home will be that much better!

2005.12.06 12:06 am

kat: we have GST already (7%), and in BC we also have the PST (7%, though it did enjoy a little stint at 7.5% earlier). Harper is promising to cut it down if he makes Prime Minister.

Not quite sure how he’s planning on improving health care and education and such at the same time, cause it’s not like you can have your cake and eat it too. But I guess that’s why he wants to pawn off all that responsibility and funding to the provinces.

2005.12.06 12:46 pm

You have been given an opportunity to bond with your father for several weeks straight, what a wonderful “gift of Christmas” for both of you.

dammit!That means more turkey for everyone. (sigh, sob, xoxo).

2005.12.09 12:18 pm

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