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HEY, SPEAKING OF POLITICS... A CANADIAN NOT-QUITE-A RANT - Cyndi MacMillan's Blog

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Cyndi MacMillan's current projects include three children's book series. Her "life as a writer' blogs can be read at  https://cyndimacmillan.wordpress.com/  Three of her poems have been published in Room magazine, issue 49.4, This Body's Maps, https://roommagazine.com/issues/bodys-map  Two poems have been published in the Prairie Journal ( Issue 67)http://www.prairiejournal.org/subscribe.html   Other poems can be found in Fieldstone Review, Issue 2015 http://www.fieldstonereview.usask.ca/article.php?article=167, Grain Magazine, issue 42.4, Summer 2015, Passed Signs/New Fields http://www.grainmagazine.ca/424  , The Steel Chisel, April 2016, http://www.thesteelchisel.ca/april2016_07.html.  The Centrifugal Eye, Spring 2016, the Unformed issue  http://www.centrifugaleye.com/ . She participated in the 20 Poem Challenge at The Ekphrastic Review: Writing and Art on Art and Writing, and twelve of her poems have been published by the journal.http://www.ekphrastic.net/apps/search?q=Cyndi+MacMillan.

Her fiction has appeared in local newspapers and has won contests. Her short story, Missed Steps, is forthcoming in the Windsor Review. She enjoys reading literary journals, and she is actively pursuing further publication within their glossy covers while writing chapter books and early middle readers.

Poetry soup is a friendly forum which enables people from around the world to share their writing. It has some great resources and provides a nice space for people to connect.

Cyndi lives in a small town in Ontario with her husband, young daughter and far too many books.

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HEY, SPEAKING OF POLITICS... A CANADIAN NOT-QUITE-A RANT


Blog Posted:11/23/2013 5:30:00 PM
Hey My American Friends....

YOOO HOOO!


Have any of you been following CANADIAN politics lately?

Here's a taste of the crap that those North of you have been wading through recently:



*The mayor of Toronto, Rob Ford, has admitted to smoking and purchasing crack within the year. But, Hey, it's okay, really, because he was in ONE OF his drunken stupors when it happened. He's refusing to quit...err... being a mayor. Watching him on the TV is like watching? an episode of the Sopranos... the man is seriously messed up. A one man freak show.

*The former premier of Ontario, Dalton McGinty, is responsible for tossing 1 billion dollars down a crapper for two arbitrary gas plant closures. He shows no remorse for this decision and refuses to apologize. After all, a billion dollars is just pocket change. Uh, isn't it. EPIC FAIL!


*Three senators abused their expense quotas and basically lived? off tax dollars. Google ?Mike Duffy.Our Prime Minister claims his office knew nothing of this overspending and never tried to cover up the facts of this case.. hmmmm..... Right. Sure. THE PUBLIC HAS BEEN HARP-POO-NED!

*Our new liberal leader, Justin Trudeau, son of Pierre Trudeau, our once loved OR hated Prime Minister, has stated that marihuana should be legalized, admits to smoking it, and recently said that he admires China for being a dictatorship as it empowers the nation. *Nuff said!


*The NDP's new leader, Thomas Muclair, refused to stop for the manditory RCMP screening on parliament hill and ignored the cruiser ordering him to pull over with lights flashing, none the less,?  and then turned, finally, to the officer and said, "DON?T YOU KNOW WHO I AM?? My answer? ? YEAH, YOU'RE? A MORON!?"

Who the hell am I going to vote for next election????

Hey, which Canuck Souper wants to run for office? Francine? Chris?

WAIT...

I SAY MYSTIC ROSE. Rose, you've got my vote.

HUGS,
Cyndi


PS- We Canadians rarely argue about our political affiliations-?  It's not that we're nice. It's just that we're fed up of the whole sordid mess and would rather drink our Timmie coffee watching hockey than listen to more lies.
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Date: 11/27/2013 6:03:00 PM
Where oh where has my little sis gone? where oh where can she be?
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Date: 11/24/2013 6:31:00 PM
LOL in the USA we have gotten to the point that the definition of politician is a crook! LOL when we have morally acceptable politicians we say 'they don't know how to play the game?'
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Date: 11/24/2013 3:24:00 PM
well, canada is still one of the happiest countries in the world... did that, soul sis..:) huggs
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Date: 11/24/2013 1:25:00 PM
Yeah, politics would ruin me. I wouldn't wish politics upon anyone, unless of course, they really, really have an urge to participate in politics for wotever reasons .... because it is their in.alien.able right to do so. As I become older, I understand more and more exactly wot Socrates was getting at with regards to political systems in general.
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Debbie Guzzi
Date: 11/24/2013 6:31:00 PM
yup and that got him poisoned?
Date: 11/24/2013 12:06:00 PM
Never let truth or logic interfere with highly professional smear jobs Love Canada... In Canada Health Insurance is not a luxury it's a right In the US Health Insurance is a Luxury for the Right!
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Charles Henderson
Date: 11/24/2013 10:41:00 PM
Sorry Judy. don't know who has been feeding you, but my insurance is very affordable. It is a no copay, no deductable policy and covers everything even extended care, and extended hospital stay. by the way I am as far left as you can get. No government, no taxes and a pay for what you get person.
Date: 11/24/2013 10:22:00 AM
Hey! We're not alone in the US! Amazing... LOL... Sorry for your toubles... but now we feel better... or on second thought... Think I'll join you watching hockey... It's getting bigger in St. Louis... OOOPPPS... That's soccer... Oh Well... With a mind like mine... I guess I can't expect much from those poor politicians... After all, We did put them in office!...LOL
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Date: 11/23/2013 11:21:00 PM
funny one, Cyndi. Someone sent me this one in an email recently.
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