Monday, September 15, 2008

Green Grandma on YouTube

Whooee! Well friends an' foes, I been spendin' a lotta energy the last coupla few years tryin' to kick the stuffin' out of a bigass misconception folks seem to have about the Green Party and more specifically, about Green supporters. I'm talkin' about the dumbass notion that Greenies is a buncha treehuggin' teenagers or idealistic university students or hippie commune dwellers.

Sure, there's a few o' them types in the party but the average Green Party member is a far cry from the hackneyed stereotype. I'm active in my local GPC riding association. Mostly, it's a group of 50+ grandparents, retired professionals, small business owners and just plain everyday folks like live up and down every street in Canada. I been to a few bigger Green Party events in places like Trawna (centre of the universe) and Guelph and Waterloo. Lookin' around them rooms, I seen that the average age was about 45 or 50. Mostly, they dress better than me but that don't take much.

Anyways, I just thought I'd like to share a YouTube ad from the Green Party candidate here in Haldimand-Norfolk. I met ol' Stephana Johnston a few times last year when she was workin' fer Fair Vote Canada agitatin' fer proportional representation in the Ontario referendum. Now, she's our Green Party nominee and I'm happy as Larry. Like I said, I'm a 59 year old grampaw. I figger Stephana's old enough to be my mum. She's smart as a whip an' she's got more energy than the Nanticoke coal station.

Here's her new YouTube ad.

I see she's got a dang good history and record posted up on her website. I reckon the ol' gal's gonna give Diane Finley a run fer her money. Diane's got more money but she sure as hell ain't been spendin' much time here in Norfolk and Haldimand counties. Most folks I talk to say Diane's all washed up. She's been a no-show on everything anybuddy cares about and she only shows her face when she's got some money to dole out buyin' votes.

The Grits got a pretty good guy in Eric Hoskins. Trouble with Eric is he ain't been around much neither. He's what some folks call an Ottawa insider and Dion's hand-picked candidate. From what I hear-tell, he left the area after high school and never came back until Dion wanted him to run fer the House o' Comments. He shouldn't have any trouble gettin' more votes than the absentee MP Diane Finley, though.

I'm votin' Green and I feel dang good about votin' fer ol' Stephana.



Chrystal Ocean said...

Glad you're back, JB!

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JimBobby said...

Whooee! I got that YouTube link fixed. Dang!


Jacques Beau Vert said...

I'm pretty sure I'll be voting Green this time around.

It's been a tough decision; I really dislike May as a "leader", I think she's an idiot and has no place leading a political party, she's not prepared to be Opposition (or PM) and I really don't believe she even wants to win.

However, I support the idea of the Green Party. I'm about 89% ready to vote for them. And I'm putting my local candidate's sign out front for sure.

Jacques Beau Vert said...

Alright, you've lit a fire under me -- I requested a sign and have committed my vote to my local candidate. I may even donate, we'll see...

Jacques Beau Vert said...

Oh, and you got me to change my profile pic too. ;)

JimBobby said...

Whooee! Thankee heaps, JayBo. I reckon we're gonna see a big jump in Green votes an', who knows?, we may even elect a coupla few reMembers o' Parlyment.


Jacques Beau Vert said...

I do actually think this could be a "breakout" election for the Greens -- I can see 1 to 3 MPs on the 15th. We'll see!