October 18, 2011



Related: The political attack ads have started

Posted by Kate at October 18, 2011 11:15 AM

Not #LingenFailure11?

Posted by: K Stricker at October 18, 2011 11:30 AM

Kate is the best.

No one does pithy like you honey.

Posted by: Glenn at October 18, 2011 11:33 AM

I moved from Regina to the coast 40 years ago and always said Regina was a nice place to be from but I wouldn't want to live there. I'm still not sure I would like to live there but it give me a lot of enjoyment to see Sask doing as well as it is. I even still cheer for the Roughies ((except against the Lions, of course). Is the next election even going to be a contest?

Posted by: Horny Toad at October 18, 2011 11:46 AM

The next person to post off topic on this thread will be banned, along with everyone who replies.

Posted by: Kate at October 18, 2011 2:08 PM

Is anybody even paying attention to the ads? Or any other aspect of the campaign? So far I've had a SaskParty worker show up at my door to have a chat and leave some lit. No sign of NDPers. Maybe they've been run out of town. I do hope they send someone, though. I'm so looking forward to "making his day".

Posted by: Louise at October 18, 2011 2:12 PM

Good, thanks Kate for cleaning up.

Now where were we...oh yes, attach ads. Dwayne Fingerpointer and the Negative Downer Party is a perfect description. This ad almost makes up for all the union not so subtle anti-Sask Party bill board and tv/radio ads for the last six months.

Posted by: Ken (Kulak) at October 18, 2011 2:29 PM

As an Albertan I haven't had to make rude comments about drivers with Saskatchewan plates for the last 4 or 5 years - there are none - a lot from the Province of Je Me Souviens. Vote for the Sask Party to keep your economic refugees out of Alberta.

Posted by: Scar at October 18, 2011 3:48 PM

I don't know if it's different under a Wall government, but when visiting the border city of Lloydminster in the past, the Saskatchewan side of town certainly had an "East Berlin" feel about it.

Did Wall indeed heed the words of Regan and "Tear down that wall" or are things now just commie lite? I hear there are still more potholes per given mile of highway than there are lakes north of Prince Albert.

I'm serious, is it milk and honey now or another helping of government cheese?

Posted by: Eskimo at October 18, 2011 4:17 PM

"Tear down that wall" or are things now just commie lite

It depends on who you talk to. I still have friends and family in government unions. Essential services legislation and a general feeling that the Sask Party is anti-labor tends to bring complaints about Wall. Any success by the province in turning around out migration numbers or not going into recession is chalked up to good luck not SP policies.

OTOH, none of them has anything good to say about the NDP leader. IMO, the NDP will always be viable alternative in Sask but not this election. They need to modernize their ideas and get a fresh, charismatic leader. So, I hope Lingenfelter stubbornly stays and fights a few more elections.

Posted by: LC Bennett at October 18, 2011 4:40 PM

Well all the sane people are really hoping that none of the hashtags have anything to do with a dipper victory.

Unlike Akin, who, I am sure, love nothing better than to see his fellow dippers take back Sask.

Posted by: AtlanticJim at October 18, 2011 5:21 PM

Eskimo: "I don't know if it's different under a Wall government, but when visiting the border city of Lloydminster in the past, the Saskatchewan side of town certainly had an "East Berlin" feel about it."

Lloyd is simple to explain. Alberta side=no sales tax. Sask. side=sales tax, and perhaps a lot of other NDP imposed penalties, as well. You'll noticed all the retail businesses begin at the Alberta side of the border and stretch for miles West. Sask side, not so much. The difference in energy and synergy is palpable. Maybe the Sask. Party can fix that a bit, but the Alberta side has such a head start, it will be hard for the Sask. side the catch up.

Posted by: Louise at October 18, 2011 9:00 PM

Well, Louise, I don't know if Lloydminster Sask id actually East Berlin, but in the age of Premier Brad, Lloyd AB would appear to be west of The Wall:

Posted by: ebt at October 20, 2011 3:12 PM