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  • LefunesteLefuneste Posts: 3,570
    This song seems apropos...

    Allan Sherman - When I Was A Lad
  • LefunesteLefuneste Posts: 3,570
    edited October 2
    Provincial election goings on today... According to polls, Quebec's citizenry consumers are going to replace one set of corrupt pro-business mediocrities by a new set of slightly less corrupt pro-business mediocrities.

    But the small left wing party I vote for, and occasionally give money to, and volunteer for, is set to win a few more members of parlement! Huzzah!

    Hopefully, we will get a minority government that dependent on the good will of other parties. That should help curb the rapacious tendencies of the new bunch. Maybe.
  • LefunesteLefuneste Posts: 3,570
    Joyeux anniversaire, Tilda!
  • captqitncaptqitn Posts: 1,588
    I'm sending Positive Electoral Atoms.
  • LefunesteLefuneste Posts: 3,570
    edited October 2
    Well, bittersweet electoral results. The party I vote for (Québec Solidaire) went from 3 MPs to 10, managed to elect four new MPs outside Montreal, and defeated the leader of one of the old big parties in my riding.

    However, unfortunately, the new bunch of pro-business mediocrities (Coalition Avenir Québec) got a majority, promising "change", less immigrants, cuts to public administration and more public services with less taxes... I'm sure the spiel is familiar to you by now. Thanks to our shitty first-past-the-post system, inherited from the days Canada was a british colony, they've managed to get a majority of seats with only 38% of the vote. The voter turnout was about 68%. :-&

    The old parties, The Parti Québecois and the Parti Libéral du Québec, who have alternated governing this province for the last 50 years or so, got a severe beating. The liberal party got down to about 25%, they've basically only managed to survive thanks to the support of the english minority and first generation immigrants. They were practically wiped-out outside west Montreal.

    The Parti Québecois were demolished, which I think is a shame. I don't vote for them, but they used to be a contender, and modern Québec owes them a lot. But decades of centre right schmiberalism and the decision to put on hold the main justification for the party (the independence of Québec) for supposedly electoral reasons made them bleed voters. They won less seats than Québec Solidaire!

    So, basically, Québec followed the rest of the developed world: voters wanted "change", and they voted in a bunch of creeps probably even worse than the old creeps. Eh. Same old shit.
  • captqitncaptqitn Posts: 1,588
    Bah. My atoms sucks. Sorry, friend.
  • LefunesteLefuneste Posts: 3,570
    That being said, our creeps are nowhere near as creepy as your creeps.

    Trump administration halts visas for same-sex partners of diplomats, UN employees
  • LefunesteLefuneste Posts: 3,570
    edited October 2
    Bah. My atoms sucks. Sorry, friend.
    Ah, thanks but don't worry, we'll survive. The new bunch are basically a loose coalition of opportunists from the old parties mixed in with libertarian-type idiots. Their dear leader, a rich businessman (of course!), used to be a minister of the economy under a previous Parti Québecois government. They have no militant base, and their support will probably melt away as soon as they start trying to ram their shit down people's throats.
  • LefunesteLefuneste Posts: 3,570
    edited October 2
    But it was fun seeing the candidate in my old riding finally get elected! It was his third attempt. I know him, I've volunteered for him in the past, and he's a good kid.
  • captqitncaptqitn Posts: 1,588
    If anyone needs a nice story, google "Kavanaugh UB40"
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 2,652
    edited October 2
    On the one hand, the new office is ridiculously nice. I can even see the Willis (formerly Sears) Tower from my desk.

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    On the other hand, the commute is pretty damn long.

    Actually my least fave thing is the bathrooms. They're super nice-looking, but they're dead silent and acoustically weird such that I hear every grunt and flex and plop from every dude in there.
  • captqitncaptqitn Posts: 1,588
    Ha. It's funny, after our recent refurb, the bathrooms were very quiet like you desribe. About two weeks later, suddenly the exhaust fans got twice as loud. I suspected that somebody actually requested this.
  • LefunesteLefuneste Posts: 3,570
    If anyone needs a nice story, google "Kavanaugh UB40"
    Jumpin' Jehoshaphat! Really?!
  • captqitncaptqitn Posts: 1,588
    FOR THE LAST TIME, I"M NOT FUCKING UB40!
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 2,652
    The Cubs getting booted from the playoffs has cast a pretty serious pall over today.
  • captqitncaptqitn Posts: 1,588
    sonofa..
  • captqitncaptqitn Posts: 1,588
    My O's have had a spectacularly bad year. Bad enough to make it sort of special.
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 2,652
    Chris Davis was literally the single worst regular player in the history of MLB this season.
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 2,652
    edited October 3
    Not an exaggeration. He's the worst. By both traditional stats--a .168 batting average!!--and newfangled ones... a minus 3.1 WAR.
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 2,652
    I crunched the numbers on my job. I've sold 24% more this year than last year and have made less money.

    I AM REA. DY. TO. GO.
  • captqitncaptqitn Posts: 1,588
    Not an exaggeration. He's the worst. By both traditional stats--a .168 batting average!!--and newfangled ones... a minus 3.1 WAR.
    See, that's what I mean. We out here making HISTORY!
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