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God’s speed Jack

Jack Layton making NDP transit announcement.

Image via Wikipedia

I will admit right off the hop here that I was not a political believer in Jack Layton.  His leanings to my mind are a little bit left of what I personally believe the Canadian public can afford right now.

OK, disclaimer done.

Other than his beliefs, I LOVED Jack Layton, he took the political stage by storm like no one since dare I say Pierre.  He grabbed voters by the scruff and woke them up, with his cane and dashing good looks.

Today’ s Canadian capital hill crowd in Ottawa is vanilla by comparison. Just take a look at Steven Harper, ya the PM tries to get on stage but nothing can compare to Jack and Olivia taking care of business.

A born politician Jack had a great right wing to call on early,  yet he chose the left wing.  His own family having great membership to call upon, yet he followed a higher calling.
Would I vote for Jack, probably not.  But would I sit and have not one beer but a case with the man and invite my friends, you bet your ass Jack.

To Jack Layton, not just a man, but an idea.

Hip hip, to Jack.

And to the NDP you had THE JACK!

Much love to parties of all stripes on this sad day.

Doing hard time in a Western Democracy.

Been working in a coal mine, going down down down.  I be working in a coal mine…..

Man I feel tired, just like the man said so many years ago.  When that song was penned.   Life in a democracy is so tiring.

To the south of us Canadians, the United States is swimming in self inflicted debt.  Like a drowning junkie flailing about hoping to grab on to anyone that will give him a fix.

Meanwhile In Canada.  It seems like we are election bound AGAIN. Minority governments are so easily toppled so off we go, to vote in a new leader of the week.

But having said that, I guess Canada is doing pretty well lately so I should not complain.  Overall our jobless rate is down, and our economy is chugging along nicely in spite of the global economic crunch.  Sorry Iceland, your people are always welcome in Gimli though.

So why are we electing a government again?

Very simply because we can.  Not that I want to vote, or anyone here really needs to.  But we can just the same.  We are just that easy.

Steven Harper our current crush

Like a date, ya know the kind.  Sure she was an easy lay, she blew you on the first date and even swallowed.  YAY!  But then you get bored.  Or at least your friends do.  Get rid of her they chant.

The Chief Bitch Du Jour Miss Iggy

So goes the ups and downs of Canada, in a minority parliamentary system the friends can vote out your lay.  She’s a slut, get rid of her.


But then all your friends get to vote you in a new friend. YAAYYY.

I guess???  But thing is the old girl could still get in, so WTF??

You don’t get it?  Neither do I.

Welcome to Canada Bitches.