This is me.
My name is Sharron Matthews….Superstar (eff you guys, I am trying to start a trend and sell my shows…judge away.)
I am only a tiny bit embarrassed to tell you that I know absolutely nothing about politics.
I find it boring.
I find it tedious.
And like when you buy a car you know you are getting screwed, you just don’t know how much…this is the way I feel about politics.
And that I am being coerced and lied to.
AND I mean, armed with limited knowledge from “Man And Society” class taught by Mr. Tobin…god, he was a mean fucker…in Grade 10 and 11, I can see that we have it a lot better than most.
That Kim Jong Il in North Korea
Ew….shiver….gross…there are some mean fuckers (Like Mr. Tobin….but worse, I imagine)…running peoples lives in our world.
So, by comparison, maybe we don’t have it so bad.
But maybe it can still be better.
(The next part may give away my limitations when it comes to fancy things like economics and…other gross shit but I feel compelled to tell you….so judge me if you will…I don’t give a crap)
So, one day I asked George, who tapes the debates and watches them on PVR while I am on Facebook, reading my Kobo or wishing I was a little big dead from even hearing the debates in the background…I asked George what the whole “Non Confidence” thing meant….he took a great deal of time to describe the whole thing to me…I am always eager to learn…about anything but politics BUT I used the same learning skills that I need when I study….things.
When he was finished I said, “So, he lied, they party lied and broke the law”.
He said, ” Um, not technically….they weren’t tried in a court of law…”.
Me said, “What the fuck does that mean?”
He said, “Fancy thing, fancy thing, fancy things ….huge words like quagmire…. Non confidence vote.”
Me said, ” So they lied and broke the law and did things that other people could be put in jail for.”
He said, “Um not technically…”
And around and around it went…George loves how there are absolutely no shades of grey with me….loves it, I am sure.
I was so mad.
I mean, I wasn’t going to vote for the doof in the first place…I always vote NDP….always….but now…how?
How the fuck do we make this not happen?
I think that some people think that their vote doesn’t count.
I sometimes feel this way.
But it does.
I think of all the people through the centuries who have DIED for the right to vote.
All the people who die now.
This is gonna sound ultra gaylordy…so put on your gaylordy reading caps….all our votes count.
Then I had a TRULY gaylordy thought…what if we all voted our hearts and the fuckers were kicked out.
What if…or what if we had a coalition GOVERNMENT!! THIS IS MY FAVE IDEA!!! I think Layton needs a terminator…I am not sure he has it in him…WHAT IF!!!
Who knows what can happen when we all vote our hearts….
That being said, here is a little story…I was recently in Moosejaw and the dude who was driving me to the airport began to tell me a story about the injustices that had happened at an Ash factory…I am hoping that I got that right…that some big business from Australia, of all places, was trying to buy out the Ash Factory near Moosejaw and they needed said Ash Factory…and he started to talk about how they had called the PM in to fix it…and I started to laugh…and he looked at me like I was crazy…this was the day I truly realized that some people think he is AWESOME!!! I mean, I know he gets votes and I guess I just never thought, truly thought about where they came from.
And then the next week I went to my sister’s house in Hamilton and she had a PC sign on her fucking lawn and I just about passed out.
SO!!! SOME others will be voting their hearts as well…SO WE NEED TO FUCKING VOTE TOMORROW, PEOPLE!!!!
There, I said it…back to regular things…like watching “Hope Floats”
Just remember….“I think when ordinary working people come home, turn on the TV and see a gala of a bunch of people at, you know, a rich gala all subsidized by taxpayers claiming their subsidies aren’t high enough, when they know those subsidies have act
ually gone up – I’m not sure that’s something that resonates with ordinary people,” Stephen Harper said in Saskatoon,
Well, at least my driver was happy.