Probably not of much particular interest to my American and overseas friends, but oh well.
Albertans have re-elected the Tories.
Granted, they didn’t have much to choose from, in terms of ideology on social issues – Tweedledum vs. Tweedledee, really – but one was a tired old governing party, the other a fresh upstart which at least had some members willing to speak against gay rights – though they’re being blamed for the loss (not without reason; looks like Liberal voters crossed the floor and voted Tory, just to keep Wildrose out), naturally.
Hey Albertan rightists – think your province is more conservative than Ontario? At least we’ve never had two pro-infanticide, pro-homo women leaders of rightist parties duking it out, and the worse one winning. At least we have clearer choices on economics, between our parties, even if they won’t touch social issues. Y’all suck even worse than we do.
That’s because you never alternate parties in power, preferring to always elect long-term dynasties, for your entire history, thus far:
|1905–1921||Alberta Liberal Party|
|1921–1935||United Farmers of Alberta|
|1935–1971||Social Credit Party of Alberta|
|1971–present||Alberta Progressive Conservatives|
Whereas we Ontarians only made that mistake once.
Dynasties become entrenched, and are hard to get rid of.
Y’all are pretty stupid, and you suck, too.
I’m sure glad I moved back to Ontario, after four years in Alberta.