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lil  ·  186 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 18, 2018

I am troubled by the American health care system. As good as health care is, Ontario now has Doug Ford for premier (brother of the now dead, crack-smoking former Mayor of Toronto). He is cancelling renewable energy projects and taking both our sources of energy and high school sex ed curriculum back to the last century. Oh, Canada. Oh, World.

oyster  ·  186 days ago  ·  link  ·  

This whole thing makes it easy for me to see why people struggle to have empathy for Trump voters. When hydro rates don’t go down and other bad shit happens I’m going to feel empathy for people who I know didn’t vote for him. The idiots who thought ford would solve their problems though, when their rates go up I don’t think I’ll be able to refrain from rubbing their faces in it. Mostly because they are the reason my actual friends will struggle. It’s like seeing all the trump voters losing their jobs over the tariffs, I can’t feel bad for them when they did something that hurt people I care about.

WanderingEng  ·  186 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I couldn't believe Ontario elected anyone with "Ford" for a last name, but maybe that's because my awareness of Ontario politics comes from liberal Toronto musicians.

lil  ·  186 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Toronto and Hamilton musicians and others are generally more progressive than the burbs and the boonies.

There were more not-Doug-Ford voters than others, but the two more progressive parties could not unite and defeat him.

lil  ·  186 days ago  ·  link  ·  
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