Thursday, December 4, 2008

Thursday Hodge Podge

Hello friends......
How are we today?
I have a few things on my mind today....wanna listen read?
If you're still here, then I guess so eh?   :)
* I like my outfit today,......hubby dearest questioned my outfit today.......It's a pink collared blouse beneath a dark purple sweater with grey pinstripe dress pants. Hubby thinks the colours don't go together. I think it's "colourful" and "fun" and very "me" it's even office appropriate :) I tried taking a self portrait to show you but it didn't work out as I had hoped.
* The Canadian governement....ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?!!? I'm so stunned and opposed to what's going on. If voters had voted this year, instead of it being the lowest turn out ever I have a feeling this wouldn't even be going on. If you didn't vote you should be ashamed, this is WHY you vote so there's no minority government and a CLEAR majority. I'm not saying I'm 100% supportive of Prime Minister Harper, but I am saying he is Prime Minister, so let him be one.
* You MUST read Jasmine Star's blog today. She's a photographer that I follow quite loyally and I'm thoroughly inspired by her and her drive to suceed. Her post called Letter to a Professor you MUST read. It's so real and full of raw emotion. Makes you think about life and what you really want.
Today's Quote:
"The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but significance—and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning"  ~ Oprah


Angie said...

I try and make it a point never to debate politics simply because I don't feel I'm an expert on it all. However, when we voted, we voted to elected our MP's - not the PM. I'm not saying whether this coalition should move forward or not - the Conservatives could effectively govern and get a confidence vote if they clue in and find a new leader. That said, it's high time for ALL the parties to start working co-operatively (something we are all taught in kindergarten) in the best interests of Canada.

Right now, it's like trying decide the lesser of two evils, don't you think?

Myrna Hynes said...

I agree with Angie on choosing between the lesser of two evils. I honestly never know who to vote for ...BUT I still voted because I think it's important! And I think it's ridiculous that our government can just "ignore" our vote even tho' it's a minority and decide against the people. I say re-vote if they must do anything.

Jasmine said...

You rock. Plain and simple. Thanks for making my day! :)

Angie said...

Your vote is technicially not being ignored. When you voted, did you vote for you MP because you wanted Harper as you PM or did you vote based on the grounds your choice was running? Harper's name wasn't on the ballot so you voted for the MP of your choice in your riding. It just so happens that there were more Conservative MPs elected than any other one party, leaving the leader of the pack the opportunity to form a government. The Liberal/NDP/Bloc MPs (together amounted to more than the Conservatives) were all elected by Canadians as well. If Harper cannot make it clear to these MPs that he is capable of running an effective government, then the majority of those elected (combination of the three other parties) should be able to step in in the best interest of Canada.

Really though, I think we should see if the US is willing to trade Obama for Harper...:)

Angie said...

Just to add to my comment above - maybe this break will help all parties get their acts together. Both the Conservatives and the Liberals desperately need to find new leaders.

I am neither for or against any particular party, I just don't want to see the government crumble at the worst possible time in years.