So I'm doing a really terrible job of not writing anything. But I can't resist.
In the wake of the Obama/McCain election, there were some really great articles from reporters embedded with the campaigns. I find it astonishing to hear the actual thoughts of the people that fed us bullshit for weeks and weeks (or years in the case of the US). This is a great article from the Star. Harper's campaign knew for weeks that they were screwed. There's some tremendously cynical "hold on to votes at any cost" information in here. And confirmation of Harper's "message control", even in the very end. A less good article about the team behind Trudeau.
This makes me so angry. Beyond angry. The attack on Parliament Hill was used as the justification for Bill C-51, and we had several warnings of just such an attack leading up to it? And part of the reason the attack was so successful was due to budget cuts that limited the number of security personnel? That's just astounding. That's some get-the-pitchforks out level of bullshit, if we hadn't already thrown the fucking assholes out.
Some wonderful schadenfreude, detailing terrible Conservative candidates who went down in defeat (and a couple that didn't). This makes me remarkably happy. Paul Calandra. "Whities" guy. Fake voter fraud guy. Son of a holocaust survivor guy. Still some bozos left, but good stuff!
I'm not diehard Liberal supporter, and I'll yell loudly when they screw up, but I'm really sick of this "they're not left enough!" bullshit. The NDP could not/did not win the election. The outcome we received is far, far better than the other possible option. We're complaining that we only won $100,000 in the lottery, when there was a chance we may have won a $1,000,000. And that $1,000,000 isn't the magical fairyland that people believe it is, anyhow.
Edit - A nice little summary/tracker of Trudeau's promises.