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Fate giveth and Fate taketh away...

euph0ra put it best, I think. "They can't all be Friday."

Being dragged down from my weekend's high, mostly from news from outside rather than my own personal hangups and neuroses. Just the sheer weight of it is tiresome.

There's an election looming, and I'm deathly afraid that the corruption inquiry into the previous Liberal government will be enough to hand power to Stephen Harper and his merry men. The Scarlet Letter in modern Canada is now an L instead of an A, and the end result is likely to be an even more fragmented Parliament than we already have.

On the other hand, while the odds are very good that the Conservatives will "win" an election if one is held in the near future, a majority government is at best an outside chance (unless they manage to muzzle their Western MPs better than they did last time, and maybe gag Ralph Klein for the duration) , and without it, they can't really govern - they don't have a coalition partner that they can count on to consistently vote with them, as most of the other parties worthy of consideration lean far further left than they do (except, ironically, the Liberals.)

My main hope is that the NDP picks up more seats. I honestly don't expect them to win, but having them as a significant power bloc in any new government can only be a good thing from my perspective. I surely don't want the 40 minute debate I had with a family friend over gay rights last night to become a frequent occurence in my life, and yet I have never been one to pull my punches when I think someone's opinion is stupid and misguided. I don't know why - most of these debates hold no possibility of my actually changing anyone's mind.

In less...sweeping sorts of bad news, my Saturday RP group has apparently disbanded, for personal reasons that I know but don't really feel comfortable discussing, and one of my dearest friends has just unearthed some similar, but much worse, news in her personal life. Which I won't discuss in detail either.

Except to wonder why you ladies even bother with us. And give my heartfelt thanks that you do.

And, perhaps, to wonder what I shall do with my new enemy. Perhaps a game of GTA will offer some inspiration. More likely, it'll just distract me with pleasant memories of why I decided to go find it in the first place.

Either way, I win.


You scored as Suffering Dependency. You are dependant on others, and this takes away many of your freedoms. If you are a kid, you can’t really change this. Earn the respect and trust of you parents/guardians, and they will find you to be responsible enough to make more of your own choices. For those who stay in a hostile and un-free household for other reasons, ask yourself why you do so. If you aren’t free, you can’t be happy; have you given up your freedom needlessly? Learn to provide for yourself, so that you can live like you want to.

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Suffering Dependency

67%

Truly Free

53%

Slave to Job

44%

Slave to Societal Expectations

39%

Suffering Censorship

36%

Slave to Duty

31%

Authoritarian

11%

Learn how free you actually are... (a bit long, but worth it)
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You scored as Your heart is made of chocolate.... You are a sweet and rather caring person. People love to be around you, and you're hard to resist. The thing is though, you just go off the edge and melt in hot situations.


What is your heart made out of?
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-D.

Comments

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rumor_esq
Apr. 20th, 2005 12:35 am (UTC)
Imagine if the NDP did win minority control of the House, though. What a milestone. I'm not down, four-square, with the NDP party, but I do prefer them to other options (except perhaps the Greens, who are in theory awesome). It would shake up federal politics, and it would also drive portions of the country nuts. And Quebec would be pleasantly amused.
paleshadow
Apr. 20th, 2005 12:56 am (UTC)
Well, federal politics needs a good shaking, I must agree. And hey, who could have predicted Campbell getting obliterated in 1991, for example?

-D.
theobon
Apr. 20th, 2005 09:45 pm (UTC)
The greens in theory are awesome. They have some wonderful ideas. But if they ever got in poewr they wouldn't have a clue what to do with it and would completely fuck it. They would try and change too much too fast and get kicked out on a vote on non-confidence within they first year.

Our political basis is no different than the US in the sense that it is really 2 choices, both of which are exactly the same. I go for the NDP but they wont get in power and I don't want them in power. But they help shake things up and hopefully that is enough.
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