Tag Archives: elections

Voters

‘Every Nation Gets the TSA It Deserves’:

Any politician that made reining in the TSA a cornerstone of his or her campaign would attract a small constituency of aviation buffs and frequent flyers — and a storm of gleeful attack ads accusing said politician of being weak on national security and soft on terrorism.

(Via The Brooks Review)

Attacks from the sheep who can’t think on their own. The folks, the majority, I’m growing more afraid of for making the decisions. Please stop voting people.

Embrace Majority

“I’ll focus on what strategic voting campaigns could have done to prevent a majority.”

(Via A Conservative Majority Was Avoidable – Data Journalism, James McKinney.)

 

So you don’t like the conservatives, I get it, whatever.

But, why the hell does the idea of a minority government sound so good? So we can get nothing at all accomplished? Conservative power was inevitable so why don’t you embrace the decision the country has made and hope that they do such a bad job they flip voters next time.

Sure some bad things might happen, such is life. It’s happened before, we’ve made it through. In the end this is what the country wanted. That’s the point of democracy.

P.S. This isn’t really a reply to the author of the blog post, James McKinney, mostly just me thinking out loud.

I’ll be on TV again!

 

“Our city’s main television station is known as /A, and is owned by Canada’s largest private broadcast network, CTV. As part of its election night coverage, the station is using its satellite studio at our downtown market building to set up an Internet Cafe. We’ll be a team of social media-aware members of the community, reaching out to voters in London and the general region to find out what’s happening election night.

It’s an exciting initiative that aims to bridge the gap between social/new and conventional media. There’s no question that how we vote, and how we communicate around the vote, is being rapidly reshaped by the influence of social media. Our Internet Cafe team will be live from Covent Garden Market on election night to better understand just how profound those changes are. Should be fun.

If you’re anywhere near southwestern Ontario, here’s how to find us:

Twitter: Follow @atvnewslondon

Facebook: Like the ‘Canada Votes‘ page

Tumblr: Subscribe to our team’s microblog at http://anewslondon.tumblr.com

/A London: Look to the station’s homepage, http://atv.ca/london/ for updates”

 

(Via Written Inc.: Canada votes. Will you?.)

 

I’m excited to be participating in this. Should be a good time!

Campaign Waste

What would happen if all the time and money that is spent on the elections was put into funding for charities and research instead of the campaign. The though has been building over the last couple weeks mostly because of the coverage of the US elections that are still over 9 months away! It’s crazy how much time and money is spent on these campaigns. I think there is a ton of money spent in Canada too but it’s not the hype that I’ve seen south of the border. I recently spent some time in the states and I swear it seamed the only thing in the news is the elections! I’d like to see how a candidate would do if part of their platform was to cut spending, not fundraising, and use all the new, cheaper, tools available online and publicize the fact, dollar amount and recipients of you fundraising. I’m not saying to stop all your campaigning effort just cut back and/or substitute for other means. Send part of the money to breakfast programs in the area you need voters support, but also support programs like the One Laptop Per Child program. I’m sure there is a lot of respect to be gained in some of the communities I run in for that. The list of places that campaign money could be spend are endless. I’m no expert in the subject of politics but i find it so wasteful and I’d like to know your thoughts on how effective this might be!