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Yet more anti-Liberal stuff going on in my riding.


"A family with a sign received a threatening phone call saying, 'Take your sign down or you'll be next,'" Bennett told CBC News on Tuesday.


I remain baffled by this. What the hell is going on? If I had a front lawn, I'd be putting up a Bennett sign, even thoguh I'm likely not voting for her.

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poeticalpanther
Oct. 8th, 2008 03:58 pm (UTC)
If I had a front lawn, I'd be putting up a Bennett sign, even thoguh I'm likely not voting for her.

I adore that this is a fairly common response among people I know to this behaviour. Makes me proud of at least some of my compatriots. Helps balance the shame of knowing the perpetrators are just as likely compatriots. :/
delerium69
Oct. 8th, 2008 05:39 pm (UTC)
Unless there is a remote chance that there is a conspiracy from the top of the local conservative party, it's probably some unstable individual with a grudge. It can happen. There was a church here in the states (can't remember where) who very recently experienced a crazed gunman who attacked them because they allowed "liberal views" and he thought "liberals" had ruined his life.

I hope the police were able to trace the call. It's pretty scary.

(I also had to look up the word riding [in Wikipedia] because I wasn't entirely certain as to what you meant, although I had an idea. Did you know the word comes from late Old English by way of Old Norse?)
misslynx
Oct. 8th, 2008 06:23 pm (UTC)
Yes, it's pretty freaky - I think it's likely just the work of some crackpot rather than anything organized, particularly since the news stories have mentioned that some of the graffiti mixes up federal politicians with provincial ones, and/or mixes different ridings. But, still, the inflammatory rhetoric from some of the Conservatives may have inspired whoever it was to slip a few gears...

Maybe you could put a sign on your balcony? I've done that before in apartments - tied it to the outside of the railing. Unfortunately my current apartment has no balcony and no way of putting a sign outside, though I suppose I could hang one inside my window.
dairymilk
Oct. 8th, 2008 07:01 pm (UTC)
Good idea!
curgoth
Oct. 8th, 2008 07:35 pm (UTC)
We're thinking about getting a sign for the balcony. Largely symbolic, mind, since the balcony faces the leafy part of a tree, and only squirrels and raccoons would be abel to see it.

Whoever it is is also lumping David Miller (Toronto's mayor, who doesn't run as part of a party) with the Liberals - some of the graffiti is "Mayor Miller lies!"

So it definitely sounds like whoever it is definitely has a vague grasp of politcal realities.
ice_scratchin_b
Oct. 9th, 2008 02:57 pm (UTC)
I have absolutely no idea who to vote for in this election. I'm not generally apathetic about the government, I usually have strong feelings about the way things *should* be done. This time though, who is there to choose from??
curgoth
Oct. 9th, 2008 03:10 pm (UTC)
Are you in Terrance Young's riding? Whatever you do, don't vote for him. He's the jerkwad who got kicked out of WOSS for standing in the entrance pestering students during the Harris era (grade 12 or OAC, IIRC).
ice_scratchin_b
Oct. 9th, 2008 03:48 pm (UTC)
Yes, I am in his riding, and don't worry, I won't be voting conservative.

I'm thinking of voting NDP simply because the guy in my riding was on my football team in high school.
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