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Why Canadian Politics = Awesome

Postby Reist » Tue Sep 09, 2008 12:42 pm

The conservative party posted a video on their website of a puffin taking a shit on Stephane Dion (the leader of the liberal party).

This is the first federal election I can vote for. Who gets my vote? :D
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Re: Why Canadian Politics = Awesome

Postby Caravan Ray » Wed Sep 10, 2008 12:17 am

:lol: :lol: Vote the puffin! Vote the puffin!
(Puffin?!?! - that's Canadian for "penguin" - isn't it?)

But my New Zealand friends are also heading to an election in November - the Kiwi electioneering is also highly amusing! And best of all - I DON'T HAVE TO VOTE!!! For the first time in my life since I turned 18 - I can completely ignore an election without fear of being fined, as is the go back in Aus.
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Re: Why Canadian Politics = Awesome

Postby ujnhunter » Wed Sep 10, 2008 9:12 am

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Re: Why Canadian Politics = Awesome

Postby Reist » Wed Sep 10, 2008 12:15 pm

Caravan Ray wrote:(Puffin?!?! - that's Canadian for "penguin" - isn't it?)

No way, man. Check it.
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Yeah. That's a puffin.

ps - you get fined for not voting in Australia? That's terrible.
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Re: Why Canadian Politics = Awesome

Postby Billy's Little Trip » Wed Sep 10, 2008 12:20 pm

Reïst wrote:ps - you get fined for not voting in Australia? That's terrible.

Yeah, that caught my eye too. Not only do we not get fined, but my polling place serves hot baked cinnamon rolls and sandwiches. :P
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Re: Why Canadian Politics = Awesome

Postby Lord of Oats » Wed Sep 10, 2008 12:22 pm

Reïst wrote:
Caravan Ray wrote:(Puffin?!?! - that's Canadian for "penguin" - isn't it?)

No way, man. Check it.
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Yeah. That's a puffin.

ps - you get fined for not voting in Australia? That's terrible.

Looks delicious.
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Re: Why Canadian Politics = Awesome

Postby Caravan Ray » Thu Sep 11, 2008 12:14 am

Reïst wrote:
Caravan Ray wrote:(Puffin?!?! - that's Canadian for "penguin" - isn't it?)

No way, man. Check it.

Yeah. That's a puffin.

ps - you get fined for not voting in Australia? That's terrible.


You say puffin - I say penguin....they are birds with have evolved to fill sort of exactly the same ecologocal niches - but at opposite ends of the word. It always spins me out how different yet similar they are. (BTW: New Zealand is a great place for ecological niche-fillers. There are no native mammals here - so birds have done all sorts of weird evolving. Shame the Maoris ate all the really cool ones though, like the moa).

And - yep! Voting is compulsory in Australia! I think we are about the only democracy in the world that has that. It cracks me up. They know that no-one really gives a shit about the wankers who run for government. Why would anyone willingly waste time massaging the egos of those jumped-up twerps - when you could go to the beach or the pub or do something useful? So they fine us if we don't do it.

(NB: you only actually have to show up and get your name ticked off. There is no law stopping you from drawing a big, hairy penis on your ballot paper...except that it might be mistaken as being a vote for the Australia First Party)
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Re: Why Canadian Politics = Awesome

Postby HeuristicsInc » Thu Sep 11, 2008 6:33 am

Caravan Ray wrote:You say puffin - I say penguin....they are birds with have evolved to fill sort of exactly the same ecologocal niches - but at opposite ends of the word.


Yeah, that's really cool stuff, isn't it? I think maybe the biggest difference is that puffins can fly. They're pretty strange looking, too, like little footballs flying about (American footballs that is).
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Re: Why Canadian Politics = Awesome

Postby Aardwolves » Sun Sep 14, 2008 9:11 pm

I love puffins! If they started a political party, I would vote for it. :D
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Re: Why Canadian Politics = Awesome

Postby himynameisntmark » Sun Sep 21, 2008 2:03 pm

Aardwolves wrote:I love puffins! If they started a political party, I would vote for it. :D


There's a Rhinoceros party. I'll probably vote Green.
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Re: Why Canadian Politics = Awesome

Postby Reist » Sun Sep 21, 2008 8:57 pm

I might vote for the other green party.
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Re: Why Canadian Politics = Awesome

Postby Billy's Little Trip » Sun Sep 21, 2008 9:01 pm

Why... you little stoner you. No wonder you're going for broke on the vocals. :lol:
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Re: Why Canadian Politics = Awesome

Postby himynameisntmark » Sun Sep 21, 2008 9:03 pm

Reïst wrote:I might vote for the other green party.


They're only running in Ontario and Quebec. Sorry, Cheech. :wink:
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Re: Why Canadian Politics = Awesome

Postby Reist » Sun Sep 21, 2008 9:13 pm

Damn. Whatevs, Steven Harper's not that bad. Anyone but Dion.
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Re: Why Canadian Politics = Awesome

Postby Billy's Little Trip » Sun Sep 21, 2008 9:40 pm

Cheech! :lol:
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Re: Why Canadian Politics = Awesome

Postby Sober » Mon Sep 22, 2008 6:13 pm

I enjoy how an American political debate devolves into name-calling and shouting about health care plans, while a Canadian politics discussion quickly devolves into penguin-talk.
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Re: Why Canadian Politics = Awesome

Postby Reist » Mon Sep 22, 2008 7:06 pm

Billy's Little Trip wrote:Why... you little stoner you. No wonder you're going for broke on the vocals. :lol:

:oops: Guilty as charged.

And yeah, Sober ... I guess that's the whole point of this thread. Canadian politics is simple and nice because nobody really cares enough to get mad at each other over it. Except for the Bloc Quebecois, but they can't win a federal election, so I don't know why they even try.
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Re: Why Canadian Politics = Awesome

Postby Reist » Fri Oct 03, 2008 9:43 am

Did anybody watch the federal debate last night? Steven Harper took a lot of heat, but I think he handled it pretty well.
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Re: Why Canadian Politics = Awesome

Postby Caravan Ray » Fri Oct 03, 2008 11:43 am

Reïst wrote:Did anybody watch the federal debate last night? Steven Harper took a lot of heat, but I think he handled it pretty well.

Did he use his own words? Or is he still channelling Johnny Howard?
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Re: Why Canadian Politics = Awesome

Postby Reist » Fri Oct 03, 2008 5:19 pm

Caravan Ray wrote:
Reïst wrote:Did anybody watch the federal debate last night? Steven Harper took a lot of heat, but I think he handled it pretty well.

Did he use his own words? Or is he still channelling Johnny Howard?

Man, that article is biased. :lol: But to answer your question, it says his speech writer resigned after that, so I'm guessing they were his words.
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Re: Why Canadian Politics = Awesome

Postby Reist » Wed Oct 15, 2008 1:07 pm

Another reason why Canadian Politics = Awesome??? Our election's already finished. Harper wins!

When is the American election?
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Re: Why Canadian Politics = Awesome

Postby jimtyrrell » Wed Oct 15, 2008 1:13 pm

Election Day is Tuesday, November 4.

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