Monday, October 08, 2007


When it's all said and done

To me elections are not about choosing parties that you can trust but choosing individuals you can have respect for. Im 51 and have voted in every Provincial,federal and municipal election that i have been eligible to vote in. For a while i did not feel like voting at all because of the recent scandal in MHA spendings and it was disheartening to hear some of the things it was spent on. I suspect our voter turnout will be the lowest in years tomorrow because many in the province have become disillusioned with the whole democratic process here. I have followed the election process through the news online,tv,radio and blogs. When it's all said and done i can only come out of it with respect for a handful. Hopefully tomorrow Lorraine Michael and Simon Lono will be two candidates who are elected in the province. I also witnessed the worst display of arrogance by any MHA in our history when Tom Rideout declared he won't repay a controversial bonus of $2,875 until he retires or looses his seat. Hopefully that comment will follow him long after he leaves politics. Rideout will keep his seat tomorrow because the majority of voters will vote for the party and not the individual they could have respect for. Maybe its time for the people in this province to ask that all who are elected tomorrow attend a seminar in ethics at Memorial University before they take their seat at the legislature.

6 comments:

denise said...

my pop and nan are voting tomorrow but my parents are not.not voting for crooks they said. lol

Anonymous said...

We just spent our first week in our new cottage at the Macdougalls. We had a great time. We drove around your area a bit and many others in the area. Do many people swim in the summer on the beach? My email address is kkibbe@rogers.com

Anonymous said...

the more i think of your comments on the ethics seminar,the more i agree. maybe it should be mandatory for all elected tomorrow.

Table Mountains said...

i have never saw anyone swim at macdougalls beach. most find little swimming holes around the area.the park called little paradise near you can also be used for swimming. there is a swimming pool in the bruce arena in port aux basques.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, I ment swim in your area or anywhere along the south west coast in the sea.

Table Mountains said...

a lot of people use a swimming hole at cheesemans park and some swim at the beach also. the water at the beach is not for the faint of heart. brrrrrr! : )