Sunday, October 17, 2010

Voting The Clowns Out!

Democratic strategists acknowledged they are abandoning a dozen House seats the party now holds, as they try to salvage their majority in the chamber by shoring up candidates with better chances.
With Republicans expanding their advertising to broaden the field of competitive races, Democrats are shifting resources to help such senior lawmakers as House Budget Committee Chairman John Spratt (D., S.C.), and to head off Republicans in usually safe Massachusetts, where a southeast district that includes Cape Cod is competitive for the first time in decades.
It should be interesting to see if the Republicans can take away Obama's total power by winning the House back. On Monday, I get to vote for our mayor and councilor.  It hasn't been quite as exciting as the race for mayor in Toronto, but it still counts for the direction our city goes in. Here are the picks by Envision Edmonton, the group that got the petition to keep the city center airport open going:

Your Vote is Your Voice

On October 18th Envision Edmonton asks you to vote for the Mayoral candidate David Dorward, A man who has "A head for business, and a heart for people".

David is clearly a supporter of democracy and as such assisted with volunteer appreciation initiatives for Envision Edmonton volunteers.

David wants Edmontonians to know that his key issues involve;

1.  Responsible LRT development

2.  Crime Reduction and Public Safety

3.  Freezing Property Tax hikes

4.  $600 Annual Property Tax Rebate for Seniors

5.  Reducing Legacy Projects and enhancing core services

6.  Giving Edmontonians the voice they deserve

Ward by Ward Picks

Envision Edmonton supports Candidates in the Edmonton Civic Election that support Democracy.  Let the people decide the Airport issue like they did in 1992 & 1995.  In both cases the public voted to keep the Edmonton City Center Airport open.

We therefore provide the following names of pro democracy candidates that support your right to decide the issue of on-going operations of the city Center Airport.

MAYOR-  David Dorward (780) 989-9980

Ward 1 - Linda Sloan (780) 756-1321

Ward 2 - Don Koziak  (780) 732-4576

Ward 3 - Terry Demers  (780) 893-8683

Ward 4 - Dan Backs (780) 994-0000

Ward 5 - Steve Bergeron (780) 970-2289

Ward 6 - James Johnson (780) 801-4618

Ward 7 - Tony Caterina  (780) 328-3113

Ward 8 - Lori Jeffery-Heaney  (780) 909-7249

Ward 9 - Calvin Lim  (780) 669-9879

NO pro democracy candidate is running in Ward 10

Ward 11 - Kerry Diotte (780) 700-8806

Ward 12 - Chuck McKenna  (780) 952-3227

Please get out on October 18th and vote!  YOUR VOTE IS YOUR VOICE!
Unfortunately, I'm in Ward 10, with no pro-democracy candidate. My two choices are Iveson, the creator of the socialist program U-Pass which makes ALL university and college students pay for those who ride the bus, and Slemko, a last minute entry to make sure that Iveson did not get acclaimed. I will go with Slemko, who is a business person and at least has a slight idea about what it takes to run a city.
 I don't really care who you vote for, but at least get out there and vote!


The_Iceman said...

CTV Newsner tried to spin this as Palin converting support to the Tea Party. I like Sarah Palin, I just think it will be bad news if she runs for President in 2012. She is young enough that she could run in 2016 and 2020, but she needs more experience.

I am excited for the upcoming midterm elections. I want the Dems to lose their monopoly on the executive branch.

hunter said...

Me too Iceman!