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Bloggers and webmasters: Update your links! Simply replace with in your blogrolls or bookmarks to point to the new site. Old posts will remain on this server for as long as the people at Blogger/Google allow them to remain; unfortunately, I’m not going to bother to come up with any way of converting permalinks on this blog to their corresponding posts on the new site. Yes, I plead laziness. I also realize the irony of switching away from Blogger just it starts to add features that the demanding blog nerds insist upon.

Thanks for reading and linking, and see you over at!

—Ian King, December 13, 2004

Thursday, August 29, 2002

Federal prognostications, with apologies to Dr. Seuss

This little ditty was written by an NDPer from Saskatchewan in response to some comments by a fellow known as "SAM" who was discounting a recent Ekos poll that showed the NDP ahead of the Canadian Alliance.

I do not like Green Eggs and Sam.
It seems to me his brains are spam.

Your poll results display much lead
And now my party is ahead.

Although within the margin still,
Will we continue? Yes we will.

And come the next election day
Will any party go away?

Though it will give us all the fits
The biggest winners will be Grits.

And though the Bloc may lose a few
some franco seats will go BQ.

They may not match Mulroney's score,
But the Tories will increase some more.

The NDP won't be bereft.
Some modest gains await the left.

But for the CA, good or ill?
What fate awaits Reformers still?

Can Harper set the world on fire?
Can the dullest Commons man inspire?

I think, instead, he'll see a loss
And it will make him very cross

Canadians are not neo-Con
So it will leave Reform undone.

Oh, they'll take seats -- some twelve or more
But nothing like the time before.

Reform Alliance time has past.
They're going nowhere really fast.

Say thirty seats they'll take at most.
At thirty-one I'd let them boast.

But to say they'll win is just flim-flam,
And well you know it Sam I Am.

Originally written by "Malcolm" in Pundit Magazine's discussion forum
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