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skdadl

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« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2008, 08:57:24 PM »
Picketing the Rockefeller Center when he quit NBC was the better high point, although people were too freaked out by that to cover it much.  :mrgreen:

Later that week, he was supposed to be on whoisthattalkshowpersoniveneverwatchedwhoreplacejohnnycarson?'s show, but NBC stomped on that. So whoever that guy is/was spent the entire show throwing Arthur jokes into every conversation. The band would play a song, and whazzizname would say at the end, "Isn't that one of Arthur Kent's favourite songs?"  :mrgreen:

Well, I thought it was funny.

NBC are fascist-facilitators and have been for a long time, a very long time.

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« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2008, 09:01:18 PM »
Hee hee!  I'm trouble with a capital T, skdadl.

Your reward for putting up with me is this picture of my kitties:



My sweet Zoe is looking at me with UTTER BETRAYAL, because she cannot believe I put Sam in the cupboard with her.  She can jump, and he's not worked out the mechanics of that yet, so she goes up high to get away from him.  And then I dared plop him up there too.  Tee!

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« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2008, 09:06:54 PM »
Hi, chick.  :hug:

Edmonton. Now, Edmonton I can get to by train, yes? I can't get to Calgary any longer by train, which is a crime and a great sadness to me, the old CPR route having been such a glory to the nation, plus Calgary being my home, but I could get to Edmonton. Some day. If I can screw up the courage to travel again.

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« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2008, 10:41:07 PM »
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Poor Arthur. He's gonna have to wear that Scud Stud thing for the rest of his natural life.  :wink:


I used the phrase at Christmas time and the younger generation looked blank.  They aren't into politics much.

I'm glad he's pushing for Fort Calgary redevelopment.  We need more politicians pushing history, and so more jobs for me!
Economics is a human creation, borders are human creations and nature doesn’t give a damn about these things. - David Suzuki

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« Reply #19 on: February 10, 2008, 10:48:01 PM »
Well, Holly Stick, after all, that's so 1991. Who remembers 1991, after all? I sure don't.   :wink:

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« Reply #20 on: February 10, 2008, 10:59:21 PM »
:shock: I just figured out what you were talking about :doh:

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« Reply #21 on: February 10, 2008, 11:08:38 PM »
I don't think I had a TV back then; that's one of the things I regret missing out on, along with most of "North of 60" and all of "Due South."
Economics is a human creation, borders are human creations and nature doesn’t give a damn about these things. - David Suzuki

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« Reply #22 on: February 10, 2008, 11:26:08 PM »
I didn't have a telly for most of the 70s and 80s. Much popular culture zipped by me. Viz, a friend visited. He had a scruffy 2-3 day beard. I said, what's with the scruffiness? He said, I'm into the Don Johnson look. (sweetie and I had to exercise the double brain to come up with that name; Miami Vice for the younguns.) Me: Huh? Him: Dumbfounded.

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« Reply #23 on: February 11, 2008, 11:23:02 AM »
A Slap Upside The Head today addresses the thorny issue of whether the refusal to endorse a self-proclaimed Christian homophobe candidate amounts to discrimination on the basis of religious belief.  Gosh, the Alberta Human Rights Commission is just a hotbed of activity these days, innit?  :twisted:

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« Reply #24 on: February 11, 2008, 11:39:45 AM »
Cool. Maybe they need some new staff... sounds like interesting work.

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« Reply #25 on: February 11, 2008, 06:54:36 PM »
Stelmach seems to gather hecklers at every announcement he makes....

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Stelmach announced a "green plan" that calls for a $100 tax credit for Albertans who install energy-efficient appliances, furnaces or take other energy-saving measures. The plan was greeted by loud applause from local Conservative cabinet ministers, MLAs and supporters, but Stelmach was promptly taken to task by an environmentalist who called it a sham.

... "Our plan is real, it's achievable and some of the other promises made ... (will) destroy 335,000 jobs for 600,000 new Albertans in the province," Stelmach responded, after first negotiating with Baker for the opportunity to respond to his charge. "Do you want to send them back home to other provinces, other countries. That's your plan."


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 :roll:  Yeah, 'cause the oil's going to pack up and move to other provinces...

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« Reply #26 on: March 03, 2008, 11:39:21 AM »
At what hour are y'all expecting results? Could someone undertake to post them here?

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« Reply #27 on: March 03, 2008, 11:50:42 AM »
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:roll: Yeah, 'cause the oil's going to pack up and move to other provinces...

Don't you know the hard work they had to do to put it under their feet?

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« Reply #28 on: March 03, 2008, 12:19:56 PM »
Not sure. I voted in an advance poll, because I wanted to, dammit!

Taft was running around Edmonton yesterday doing the 'strategic voting' line.  :roll:

No one on the phones seems decided even as yesterday. I'm predicting every low turnout, possibly worse than 2004. :(

ETA: CBC Alberta Votes will probably have ongoing coverage.

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« Reply #29 on: March 03, 2008, 05:32:20 PM »

 

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