Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Open thread for midweek -- politics or nature, take your pick

The wild purple asters are in full bloom, marking the coming autumn.

Coincidentally two national elections are in full bloom, marking a similar but much less predictable change. Two weeks ago we in Canada didn't think we would be voting October 14, now the whole circus is in full swing, with party leaders offering surprisingly anemic programs and cuts. A 2 cent cut in diesel prices phased in over four years? Withdrawing our soldier from Afghanistan in 2011 -- just like we promised in 2001? Quelle surprise. I'm waiting for them to offer me a bag of lemon drops to be delivered to my door in 2010.

Go for it, gang.

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