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October 13, 2008

Fall for Anything




The first time I heard this song was at Showplace Peterborough about three years ago. Jeremy Fisher was opening for Sarah Harmer. When he played "Fall for Anything" I could hardly breathe because the lyrics spoke to me so powerfully. They were about the importance of standing for something in your life:

"If you don't stand for something
you will fall for anything."

I thought I would give Jeremy the last word as Canada heads off to the polls tomorrow. His words are wise and inspiring and he's a Canadian artist.

Think about what you stand for and what you don't want to fall for, Peterborough Riding. That includes a promise of a cell phone tower battery plant that might materialize some day -- a promise that made the front page of The Peterborough Examiner on Friday.

Yes, it sounds exciting, as Dean Del Mastro promises always do.

Yes, it's impeccably timed, as Dean Del Mastro promises always are.

And, yes, it's something that may happen in the future -- as opposed to a "done deal" -- as Dean Del Mastro promises often are. (When you see signed contracts, dirt being shoveled, public meetings, or hiring blitzes, depending on the type of project being discussed, you can feel certain that the project in question has moved beyond the realm of mere possibility.)

So vote for on the basis of what you know to be the facts in this election, rather than flashy promises about trains, resorts, and battery plants.

This election is about the future of Canada and the Planet: what we stand for as a nation; our priorities as Canadians; and what we refuse to fall for or tolerate from our elected representatives any longer.

Choose wisely.

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I just spoke to EC she is working the phones tomorrow as well ! What a determined family we have . Not much sleep tonight. I also heard from a polling friend in Toronto that the vote in Ontario is so volitale a Dion minority is in the grasp. Ontario apparently will make the final call!

Thanks, Wayne. Hey, I'll be working the phone lines for two hours tomorrow, too. Maybe I'll see you there.

(I ended up blogging a few more times because I found a few more bits of information I wanted to pass along.)

I noticed a dozen or more new Dean Del Mastro signs had been planted on public property along River Road between Nassau Road (the bridge at Trent) and Thomas A Stewart Secondary School. Someone must have been blitzing the city over the weekend. Betsy continues to respect the "no signs on public property" agreement that all of the candidates were supposedly party to.

Ann:

What a great way to end your election 2008 blogging ! You are one first class lady ! You certainly brought to the forefront of this campaign
the real issues that will affect the future of this country. I sincerely admire your convictions.

Tomorrows vote in Peterborough will be close . I foresee less than 500 votes separating the winner and loser.

I will be working the telephone lines in order to get the vote out !

Ann:

What a great way to end your election 2008 blogging ! You are one first class lady ! You certainly brought to the forefront of this campaign
the real issues that will affect the future of this country. I sincerely admire your convictions.

Tomorrows vote in Peterborough will be close . I foresee less than 500 votes separating the winner and loser.

I will be working the telephone lines in order to get the vote out !

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