Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Let's talk politics

I've never been one to be interested in politics, still this coming election has sparked my curiosity a bit. I now spend several hours of my time on political forums readings other people's opinions yet out of fear I never really join the conversation.  And through my quest of trying to decide which way to vote, I found this extremely smart joke which applies not only to Canadians heading into the election but for any country who has before, now or soon going to hear political campaigns.
So I leave you reading and wondering along with my transitional outfit of spring and winter.

While walking down the street one day a "Member of Parliament" is tragically hit by a truck and dies.
His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance.
'Welcome to heaven,' says St. Peter.
'Before you settle in, it seems there is a problem. We seldom see a high official around these parts, you see, so we're not sure what to do with you.'
'No problem, just let me in,' says the man.
'Well, I'd like to, but I have orders from higher up. What we'll do is have you spend one day in hell and one in heaven. Then you can choose where to spend eternity.'
'Really, I've made up my mind. I want to be in heaven,' says the MP.
'I'm sorry, but we have our rules.'
And with that, St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell. The doors open and he finds himself in the middle of a green golf course. In the distance is a clubhouse and standing in front of it are all his friends and other politicians who had worked with him.
Everyone is very happy and in evening dress. They run to greet him, shake his hand, and reminisce about the good times they had while getting rich at the expense of the people.
They play a friendly game of golf and then dine on lobster, caviar and champagne.
Also present is the devil, who really is a very friendly & nice guy who has a good time dancing and telling jokes. They are having such a good time that before he realizes it, it is time to go.
Everyone gives him a hearty farewell and waves while the elevator rises....
The elevator goes up, up, up and the door reopens on heaven where St. Peter is waiting for him.
'Now it's time to visit heaven.'
So, 24 hours pass with the MP joining a group of contented souls moving from cloud to cloud, playing the harp and singing. They have a good time and, before he realizes it, the 24 hours have gone by and St. Peter returns.
'Well, then, you've spent a day in hell and another in heaven. Now choose your eternity.'
The MP reflects for a minute, then he answers: 'Well, I would never have said it before, I mean heaven has been delightful, but I think I would be better off in hell.'
So St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell.
Now the doors of the elevator open and he's in the middle of a barren land covered with waste and garbage.
He sees all his friends, dressed in rags, picking up the trash and putting it in black bags as more trash falls from above.
The devil comes over to him and puts his arm around his shoulder. ' I don't understand,' stammers the MP.
'Yesterday I was here and there was a golf course and clubhouse, and we ate lobster and caviar, drank champagne, and danced and had a great time. Now there's just a wasteland full of garbage and my friends look miserable.

What happened? '
The devil looks at him, smiles and says, ' Yesterday we were campaigning.....
Today you voted.

  Sweater : Joe Fresh
Top: Miss Me
Skirt: H&M
Tights: H&M
Shoes: thrifted
Earrings: thrifted
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban
Bag: Aldo
Scarf: Tie Rack


Cee said...

I was raised in a very politically active family with very specific party leanings, and I must admit that I find elections quite disheartening these days, but that joke definitely brought a smile to my face :) Love this spring look, as well- those earrings are absolutely phenomenal!- but must admit I'm slightly biased; I just picked up that lovely bag at Aldo a few weeks ago :) It's always such fun to run across other Canadian bloggers, and especially Vancouverites. You'll definitely have to join the group of us next time we get together, which will most likely be the last weekend in May. In the meantime, I'll be reading!

Sharde said...

aww thank you for your comment! I love the earrings you got on- suuper cute. Now I gotta come up with a DIY for that! :) :)

Andreea said...

I just read the joke and i must say that i'm impressed. I study political sciences in college so i'm always around this sort of things so this story will be very interesting to discuss. Thanks for sharing Mina!
About your outfit, you are beautiful as always. Your bag makes me drool and the photos are stunning!


BonBon said...

nice outfit.)look so pretty.)*

classiq said...

That's a witty joke! It does apply everywhere. Love the bag! Hope you had a wonderful Easter! xoxo Ada

My Fashion Tale said...

I have to admit that I'm only interested in politics when the elections are close...after that I lose my interest. Gorgeous photos btw! And great outfit!

Style-Pursuit said...

AWESOME joke! It really does apply to each and every campaign in my country... :o)
Your outfit looks amazing, especially the bag!


Living_in_aShoe said...

Your outfit is gorgeous, especially your bag! I love your blog and I'm following now! hope you'll follow me back

Ana said...

I'm going to study politics and international relations next year when I start college and I really enjoyed the joke:))..I love your outfit so much, that sweater is really pretty!


VertAnge said...

It sounds funny, but it's sad when that actually happens in reality.
PS:You look lovely, as usual!

Fashion Memories said...

those earings are stunning! and i love your bag too :) tnx for commenting my blog,we'll be following :) kisses from Croatia :*

Pop Champagne said...

oh politics, it's election time and I'm so sick of the parties bashing each other on the commecials, instead of doing that perhaps they can have commercials on why they should be voted in? sigh! anyways I love your outfit, the bag is so cute! :D

Anonymous said...

those petals on the shoes are so wonderful!

Sasha said...

Seriously, each and every time I look at your fashion posts, I fall even more in love with your sense of style and elegance. You are like a perfect woman to me! :) Love evertyhing about this outfit!

Aintsoserious said...

sweater is phenomenal dear, falling in love with this blog more and more just love reading this also, soo soo good!! <3

Anaivilo said...

Haha, that is so interesting! I smiled with the corner of mouth thinking how true the story is. Great one! :)

And great outfit, the jewellery is fantastic! :D

Baby Budget Blog said...

Cute outfit! Loving the high bun with the bow tie as well :)


AzaharaJS said...

wonderful combination


Bonnie said...

I have definite views on politics, but I am the kind of person who prefers not to discuss my views. I mean, I get involved, but I would never throw my views in someone's face, and I try to avoid massive arguments over which side is "right" and which is "wrong." It seems like a total waste of time and such a drain on a person's energy. I prefer to keep things positive!

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Laura Tenshi said...

That was one the best political anecdote I've heard in a while ! In my opinion, the most important thing that a citizen can do during elections is to analyze all the candidates and their speeches and only after that to cast his vote. So, it's a good thing that you're interested in this subject and that you pay so much attention to the campaign. If the citizens are well informed, the chances of being fooled by a politician's empty words are slimmer.

I love the details on your sweater's sleeves and you look adorable with the leopard print bow. Thank you so much for your last comment, I am so relived that you think I am on the right track with my style change. I've always admired your sophisticated, feminine style, so, to hear you say those words, made me very happy.

Alina V. said...

What a cool outfit!I love the bag especially! You have such a chic style and very inspirational

briannelee said...

Love your earrings!

Amira said...

Great outfit! Nice photos! You are so pretty and happy! Follow you)Follow me?

Amira said...

Great outfit! Nice photos! You are so pretty and happy! Follow you)Follow me?

Anonymous said...

I wasn't much into politics until I started studying Criminology. It's so important to take advantage of our rights. My family was never into voting, but I've been HARSH persuading them to do it.

That Joe Fresh cardigan is awesome. Such a great colour. Aren't you longing for the day where you won't need to wear something warm? Vancouver weather has been mehhhhh.


MizzJ said...

Haha cute joke and so true! Your outfit is amazing here! You look so comfy and stylish at the same time and I'm very happy to see that Aldo bag in action. I've seen it in stores and it looks quite nice!

Laura Mashir said...

Love your outfit!I was looking for this bag in Aldo,but we didn't have it in stock! Your style is awsome!love your blog!

Monique said...

I love your style! Those earrings are sooo amazing!
Monique xx


Courtney Erin said...

I am a politics junkie - I've been following the Canadian election as closely as I can from the States! Also, I absolutely love your red bag!

xoxo ~ Courtney


Oh my goodness that joke is just brilliant!! And you look SO lovely. I'm loving your Joe Fresh sweater, and you've paired it beautifully with the flowy blouse. Hope that you can join us for our next blogger meet up and until then I'll be happily reading your blog. Hope you're having a fabulous Thursday! x veronika

Diamond Cat said...

Lovely as always! This is such a interesting post:) ~ xoxo

Insomnia said...

Well, u adorable little thing! That bow looks so nice on you!

I have never been that into politics and the situation here is so complicated so I don't even bother. We don't have a government for a long time now.

aliciafashionista said...

I totally thought I'd commented on this already, but I guess not? As I said, it was so delightful meeting you yesterday (at a sale of course) and I look forward to hanging out again soon! This outfit is classic Faboulista: glamorous, well put together, and totally original xo
PS I added you to my blogroll too :)

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

i adoreeeee your earrings!

Oh to Be a Muse said...

where do you find these great backdrops for your awesome photos? they always turn out so well. and such great commentary on politics too. loved what you had to say about trump on my blog!

Damsels said...

the joke was pretty funny . . it reminds about the similarity of politics in any country. i never speak my politics on my blog just because in the US its a pretty touchy subject considering everyone gets very extreme on subjects they know nothing about .a general lack of education.

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*chameleon* said...

i hate politics so i'm not going even to try speaking about it...but i'll be thrilled to speak about your fab look!:)) sweater and top are lovely,and Aldo bag is fantastic!!i love Aldo so much,maybe i'll even check the store today!;)

Kimberlee said...

OMG that bag is AMAZING! I think if you're going to vote, you should be informed. So I think it's great that you are doing your research, it's great to read as much as you can so you can form your opinions.

my soul is the sky said...

in love with this sweater!

sofie said...

nice pictures! really love your cardigan!

cristina petre said...

you look lovely, that bag is great!