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Offline Poonlight Graham

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Your opinion of the 2019 election!
« on: October 22, 2019, 03:45:42 pm »
Your opinion of the 2019 election!
"The child who is not embraced by the village will burn it down to feel its warmth"  - African proverb

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Offline Omni

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Re: Your opinion of the 2019 election!
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2019, 04:03:57 pm »
Your opinion of the 2019 election!

Sounds like you're still masturbating.
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« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2019, 04:13:13 pm »
How about "The next one will be way better"

Peter McKay ?  What has he been doing ?

Living in the BEACHES..... can you say Conservative majority ?

The guy who united the right...

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« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2019, 04:19:35 pm »
So many choices. We only get one?
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Re: Your opinion of the 2019 election!
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2019, 05:51:49 pm »
I knew my party wouldn't get in, but I voted for them anyways.

I think Alberta is f*cked.
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« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2019, 05:57:27 pm »
I knew my party wouldn't get in, but I voted for them anyways.

I think Alberta is f*cked.

Depends how serious the Liberals are about completing the TM expansion. I can see the Conservatives supporting them on this.
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Re: Your opinion of the 2019 election!
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2019, 06:16:37 pm »
Are you allowed to vote in your own poll?

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Re: Your opinion of the 2019 election!
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2019, 08:32:29 pm »
Sounds like you're still masturbating.

It's cool as long as he's not masturbating in blackface.
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Re: Your opinion of the 2019 election!
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2019, 08:48:38 pm »

I think Alberta is f*cked.

What the **** is wrong with them ?  Why do they take it so personally when one national party loses over another ?  Why do they blame the Liberal party when oil prices dive ?  Why don't they see where things are going with oil & gas ?

Now they're talking separatism ?  We blew $4.5B on a pipeline for some reason...

I'm going to start calling them the Quebec of the west...
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Re: Your opinion of the 2019 election!
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2019, 08:50:14 pm »
It's cool as long as he's not masturbating in blackface.

As Charlie Rich once wrote, "no one knows what goes on behind closed doors" And I wish Poony would heed to that idea.
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Re: Your opinion of the 2019 election!
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2019, 09:20:05 pm »
Sounds like you're still masturbating.

Off and on.
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Re: Your opinion of the 2019 election!
« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2019, 09:21:05 pm »
Are you allowed to vote in your own poll?

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« Reply #13 on: October 22, 2019, 09:31:57 pm »
What the **** is wrong with them ?  Why do they take it so personally when one national party loses over another ?  Why do they blame the Liberal party when oil prices dive ?  Why don't they see where things are going with oil & gas ?

Now they're talking separatism ?  We blew $4.5B on a pipeline for some reason...

I'm going to start calling them the Quebec of the west...

If the federal government, as voted in by most people in most of the other provinces, actively works against their major economic interests while AB provides much of the gov tax revenue & equalization payments, why wouldn't they be very angry?  Oil and gas is going nowhere anytime soon.  But fact is the Liberals haven't been terrible to AB, they bought the pipeline to push it through but couldn't.  They've done an ok job trying to balance AB and national economic interests with climate change efforts.

Personally i have no problem letting provinces decide their own destiny in most areas.  More local control over our politics is much better than the central gov led by one party trying to ram things down people's throats while alienating different parts of the country.

IMO since AB didn't vote for the Liberals, the Liberals should stay out of AB's business if they know what's good for the country.
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Re: Your opinion of the 2019 election!
« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2019, 04:10:42 am »
What the **** is wrong with them ?  Why do they take it so personally when one national party loses over another ?  Why do they blame the Liberal party when oil prices dive ?  Why don't they see where things are going with oil & gas ?

Part of it is that if an industry is floundering, voters are angry and the government bears the brunt.  Whether it's fishermen or auto manufacturers or the oil and gas workers, the government gets blamed, often unfairly.

Part of it is the history, the NEP, and Trudeau's father's association with that. Justin really never had a chance in Alberta.

Part of it is frustration over what seems like government inaction. People see the lengths that Trudeau and the PMO have gone to in trying to get SNC-Lavalin out of being prosecuted for buying drugs and hookers for Moammar Gadaffi's son, and wonder why they don't see the same level of effort when tens of thousands of jobs in the energy sector are being lost. People conclude it's because SNC-Lavalin is located in Papineau and the energy sector isn't. (do you think they're wrong?)

Part of it is anger over some of the rhetoric coming from other parts of the country. People hear John Horgan or Francois Legault talking about Alberta's "dirty energy" and it increases the feeling of being the black sheep of confederation. Hearing the Quebec premier say that sort of stuff as Quebec has received vast sums of transfer payments funded in large measure by that very same "dirty energy" infuriates people.  When Trudeau comes to Alberta and says "we love you" and blah blah blah, then goes back to Quebec and talks about "standing up to big oil" and other rhetoric intended to appeal to Quebec progressives, it makes people skeptical of his sincerity.

"I've heard your frustration and I want to be there to support you" has to actually mean something, it can't just be words.

Now they're talking separatism ?  We blew $4.5B on a pipeline for some reason...

Alberta didn't want the gov't to buy the pipeline, they wanted the pipeline to get built.   And that still isn't happening, after a botched round of consultations and new court challenges claiming that the new redone consultations were also botched. The timeline keeps getting pushed back.  And it's not just one pipeline, it's all of them... all of the planned or proposed pipeline projects are either stalled or cancelled for one reason or another. Keystone XL and the Enbridge Line 3 expansion are hung up too right now.

And there's Bill 69, the new environmental review process, which many people believe will make it impossible to get a new pipeline built.

If the latest court hurdles are cleared and shovels are in the ground sometime soon on the TMX project, things might calm down. On the other hand, if Trudeau and friends give up on TMX in exchange for support from the NDP or BQ to prop up their minority, the blowback will be furious.

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