27 August 2011
"There she was, gone," is what one Newfoundlander would say to another if they were the ones who voted down the HST like British Columbians have done. Do not get to fuck authourity every day, b'y.
The talking heads have been talking about what it all means since the ballot results were announced this morning. My two bits worth says Bill Van Der Zalm is forgiven of his sins. (Just about anybody out here in Steepleton can do that sort of thing.) You have to give the crazy motherfucker credit. A good idea and the persistence to follow through on it. As a token of our appreciation I think his wife Lillian should be given the keys to the Lieutenant Governor's quarters just as soon as we need a new one.
My area voted to keep the HST. We are a city of government Kool-ade drinkers.
I do think it is probably fair to estimate the protest vote at the 55% the YES People won the referendum by. There is a lesson in there for the opposition parties, I lesson they have yet to heed, recent strategic voting trends aside.