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Sunday, July 12 2020 @ 03:46 MDT

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A Tory Victory?

Canadian PoliticsSo the government I thought we'd get is what we've got. Am I happy with the results of the election? Yes. The NDP gained seats. The Tories have only a minority (and why that's good look here) and the Liberals weren't wiped out. Add the fact that the BQ lost support to the mix and all in all it was a good election outcome. So at this juncture I have some advice to give to the new prime minister, should he want more than a Joe Clarkesque term in office.
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Scary stuff kids

Canadian PoliticsNo other way to describe it. This link from Rick Mercer's blog says it all...
Remember to follow the link in the post... not for the faint of heart!
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Why a Conservative Minority Government Would Be Good For Canada

Canadian PoliticsThis may come as a shock to most people I know, but I think a Tory minority government would be good for Canada. For those of you who don't know me, I'm somewhat of a socialist. I'm a member of the NDP and have even run at the provincial level for them. So why would I be saying a Tory minority is good? Read on.
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Election Thoughts

Canadian PoliticsMany of you are probably surprised that I haven't written more about the election, being a political scientist and all. There's a couple of reasons why I haven't, mostly that I was on holidays over the winter break and was just too lazy to think of anything. I now, however have some things to say about the campaign so far.
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Alberta whines again.

Alberta PoliticsWith the coming federal election, I've heard much in the Alberta media about how little time and energy the federal parties are putting into the election in the province. For example, the leaders of the three main federal parties made whistle stops in the province over the weekend. These stops are likely to be the only stops for the Liberals and the NDP, and the Tories probably won't have much more. This of course leads to Albertans complaining that no one is listening to them. My assertion is that Albertans have no one to blame but themselves for this.
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You may now call me God-Emperor

Crünchy ToastOr more accurately Commanding Officer. At a ceremony last night, presided over by the Lieutenant-Governor, command of my cadet unit changed over from the previous CO to me. This means that more of my free time will be sucked up by the cadet organization for the next three years. I am looking forward to the new challenge though, as I can now provide a different direction for the unit, should I see fit. It is also the culmination of a nearly 20 year career as a reservist. That being said, Mrs. Evil still laughs when I say that I'm thinking of retiring from the CF when my tenure as CO is done.
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Moving done!

Crünchy ToastWell as of Wednesday, Mrs. Evil and I have finished our move. We are exhausted but are happy with our new home. Now just the task of unpacking lies ahead, but that can wait till later next week.
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Moving

Crünchy ToastWell, we have the new house, and have been slowly moving for the past week. As of this morning we have most of the living room, dining room and library moved. Tonight we're moving the rest of the furniture and the washer and dryer. The phone switches over today and the cable (with the internet connection) switched last Sunday. I can't wait for it to be over.
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Surfing the blogosphere.

US PoliticsAs I surf the blogosphere, I occasionally run into things I find interesting. Click here for an interesting take on George W.'s veteran's day speech.
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Applewood still rotten to the core.

Alberta PoliticsBoth on here and in my discussions with my friends I've opined about what I think the auditor general would find in Applewood and it's lottery grant. Well, the auditor general found that the Applewood Community Association didn't keep the proper records and that they couldn'd prove that the money went to where it was supposed to go. Armed with that knowledge, the government has ordered the Applewood Community Association to repay $20,000 of the $30,000 it was given.