Monday is Thanksgiving here in Canada, and many of us will be visiting family and giving thanks for all of the wonderful things in our lives. Turkeys will not be so thankful as this begins the most lethal quarter for our avian friends culminating with the great Christmas Turkey Massacre. Please keep our plump, juicy and tasty friends in mind this holiday season.
Speaking of fat and juicy the election campaign continues to be neither of those words. Mr. Harper is keeping all of his candidates under strict lock and key so there is no danger of them “confusing the message” or worse still voicing their own opinions. I have noticed that all of the television advertising that I have seen for the election is about the Party Leaders, and I am fairly confident I would not know my local candidates unless they ran me over in the parking lot (pretty sure that would make Mr. Harper upset too). Have you decided which candidate in your local riding you will be voting for? Are you registered to vote? Are you sure? This is your one chance to have a say in the running of your country, and my opinion is that if you don’t vote, you don’t get to complain.
It is interesting that as a Civil Servant my union has barraged my home phone with more messages about who I should be voting for and such, and it is an odd situation if I think about it. Obviously the PSAC folks seem to have quite the “hate on” for Mr. Harper, but the sense I get is that they think the Liberals would be better for the Civil Service. I guess folks don’t remember Paul Martin and Jean Chretien’s great massacres of the Civil Service in the 90’s? As for the NDP, Mr. Mulcair sounds as conservative as Mr. Harper sometimes, all very confusing, to a simple soul such as myself. Sounds like we might even have a 3 way tie? Guess we might be voting again soon?
My Writings for Week Ending October 9th
As Thanksgiving approaches I continue to be lazy and not put out a very regular schedule of posts, and my apologies to my regular readers, but sometimes life does interfere with my writing.
- As usual the week started with my regular best of twitter statement with Greed and Tweets for the Week, this time I tried to follow a thematic premise in the tweets, not sure I succeeded.
- The one new post of the week was me finishing one of the 200 stories in my “not quite finished bin” My Biggest Purchase Was Not A House, again, a bit of luck and I think I made the right decision there.
- On my twitter feed I tried to stick with the pension as a thematic premise so I did include an old chestnut, Advice to the Love Lorn (Pension Potential), is your date pension worthy?
- I never really got too many answers on this oldie, Is Debt a Moral Issue ? Have a read and chime in if you think I am full of hot lead (a variant on hot air, but since I am publishing, lead for typesetting, yes, quips you have to explain really aren’t that clever are they?).
- Are you interested in Security and Technology, check out my tech site’s article Security and Other Technology Twitters for the Week
Facebook Fun of the Week
The last few elections have shown that polling sometimes can be completely out of whack, but this poll seems to suggest, you should make sure you vote this election (you see what I did there? I turned it around):