Though the queen is gone, the new king isn't shaping up to be any different. Is it any wonder that citizens long for a different government?
Unfortunately mistakes made by mummies who were dummies will not be solved by an Albertan spring and we have to suffer for our dumb decisions.
In the interim the Wildrosies are showing us more and more details of how the Progressive Conservative Party of Alberta is a loser party. No doubt some of the information they will be springing out of the Pandora's box that the PC party represents to voters now-will be from close associates of the party. The Wildrosies dream of being the next party in power as noted here:
Danielle Smith says Wildrose ready for election amid Tory turmoil
Opposition leader tells fundraiser crowd fate of Alison Redford shows PCs can't change
Other parties prepared
PC party turmoil
They tell us they are ready to take over from the current hires.
But not so fast.
Why should we vote for a party that is anti-gay? Why should we vote for a party that is so intolerant that it won't allow gay-non-gay coalitions in schools?
These are simple matters of commonsense in my mind.
A child decides the way he or she will love in the world.
I don't think we need to make these children or adults feel extraordinary or different.
They are all part of the human family.
And yet a great many PCs and all the Wildrosies find the coalition of our children a threatening matter as noted here:
Critics slam Wildrose after gay-straight alliance motion voted down
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Alberta Liberal MLAs Laurie Blakeman and Kent Hehr talk during the party’s policy convention in Calgary in September 2013.
Photograph by: Gavin Young , Postmedia News
I am curious why these MLAs don't have the brains to see that they are prehistoric relics of an era we wish was long gone.
Mummies like myself do not care beans if the children in schools wish to form in coalitions-they should be allowed to do this.
The only folks who care about these sorts of matters --in my mind--are unsavory folks who are prejudiced against homosexuals and lesbians.
This is the boulder that prevented a Wildrosie win the last time around.
Unless the Wildrosies and Ms. Smith overcome their repugnance over all issues dealing with homosexual and lesbian matters--they won't get elected.
At least I won't vote for them.
As a minority myself--as an Asian woman--it makes me feel that if the Wildrosies are prejudiced against the sexual minorities --what about the other minorities?
In addition, I don't see sexual preferences as a big thing.
What is a big thing for this Tory voter --is the prejudice shown by those who voted against these sorts of coalitions.
I don't believe the spin that we have been given that school boards are capable of managing bullying. I have already heard of school boards who have individuals in them who aren't as evolved as we would like. When such people with backward views enter public office, they do not shed the old skin and gain a new enlightened one. They may simply hide their abhorrent views from the public and in private act or express their views to vulnerable staff and children. In my mind, the voting by the Wildrosies and the PCs in this particular issue demonstrates the dinosaur attitudes of the ruling class that do not reflect the attitudes of a great many mummies who see these sorts of voting patterns as proof of prejudice, failures to be inclusive and a general lack of generosity of spirit.
When these sorts of character flaws show up with reference to our most vulnerable children it is time for citizens to write to the MLAs and ask them to come into the present. We are not asking them to go into the future because this would be too much to expect of them. We are simply telling them that those folks who live in the past and vote for social issues such as these --as if they are still in the ignorant past--well-such votes do not deserve to be in public office. They also do not reflect the more enlightened views of many city mummies.
With the devastating prejudices already in place among adults with reference to the homosexual and lesbian community---why would our elected hires add to this bonfire with more wood added? I'd say they simply lack the moral courage to do what we expect them to do --which is support our most vulnerable children in all the ways possible.
I would think the Wildrosies would get this by now.
I guess one election loss isn't sufficient to get the message across.
I'll wait for the next election loss.
I won't need a burning in hellfire comment to remind me of the stance of the Wildrosies--I will just look at this vote by the party.
The proof of prejudice is evident in the voting patterns of PCs and Wildrosies. It is a shame we need these sorts of proofs to find out who we really voted for --and it is shameful that I voted for this sort of junky thinking --in educated people such as Mr. Hancock who weaseled out of the vote by not being in the house of corruption. Wonder where the wonder boy was? At home? How convenient. Now he can just yap that he would have voted for the motion to me and then to an anti-coalition mummy he can say --well he didn't vote for the motion (and leave out the fact that he wasn't around to do the voting).
Such a politician.
He deserves to be the premier.
Premier Dave Hancock said he would have supported the motion had he been in the House for the vote, but wouldn’t speculate on whether the government would introduce similar legislation in the future.
I've always been curious why the folks we pay full salary and benefits to don't appear to be in the house of corruption for the entire job day. What do they do?
Do they yap in private?
Do they stay home?
Why then are we paying them full time wages/benefits?
All the hires should be on the job all the work day.
And they should stay in the house of corruption and do their time there and not miss days without excuses.