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Berlynn

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Re: Election Coverage
« Reply #15 on: September 08, 2008, 01:36:05 AM »
Quote from: Holly Stick
Helen Forsey just phoned in to Cross Country Checkup

Hey!  I know Helen!  She was in town for an event and needed a place to stay.  She stayed at my house!

In other news, the rabble election blog is up and running.
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Re: Election Coverage
« Reply #16 on: September 08, 2008, 05:43:20 AM »
So I'm reading this kick ass election post over at rabble and I look to see who wrote it and ...  :applause:  B

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Re: Election Coverage
« Reply #17 on: September 08, 2008, 09:57:48 AM »
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Hey!  I know Helen! ...
And I know her too, for over 30 years.  Though I've lost touch with her when she moved out to the country, somewhere up the Ottawa Valley.  Voluntary simplicity before it became fashionable and trendy.

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Re: Election Coverage
« Reply #18 on: September 11, 2008, 02:12:13 AM »
Look, you may find this trivial, but I need an answer. I checked out party websites.
The only party that lists the leader and HIS WIFE (as a leader) is the Cons. Really

http://www.conservative.ca/   so hover your cursor over Leaders and you will see Stevie and Laureen, NONE of the others do.

Not the NDP, not the LIberals, not the Bloc. It's just fucking weird. Just saying.
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Re: Election Coverage
« Reply #19 on: September 11, 2008, 07:00:14 AM »
The dropdown that I see just says "Leader," so I assume that Laureen is there only as a humanizing add-on. I guess that no one else is panicked about looking non-human in quite the way that Steve is.  /snark

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Re: Election Coverage
« Reply #20 on: September 11, 2008, 10:00:25 AM »
Particularly telling given that one of the other leaders is married to an MP.  Just saying.
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Re: Election Coverage
« Reply #21 on: September 11, 2008, 11:09:59 AM »
WOT?  We're voting for spouses now?

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Re: Election Coverage
« Reply #22 on: September 11, 2008, 11:30:48 AM »
The Globe and Mail has a particularly nasty and hypocritical editorial denouncing Gilles Duceppe as intolerant for speaking out against the fact that a Con candidate was a spokesperson for the fascistic sect Opus Dei.

Funny, as the Globe is certainly not shy about congratulating "moderate Muslims" who speak out against the violent fanatics in their midst, and even scolding "ordinary Muslims" for supposedly failing to do so.

I'm just thinking about how one former Bloc MP I know fairly well, Osvaldo Nuñez, must be taking this. Nuñez was an adviser to the Allende government and he and his wife Zaida fled here, where they both worked as union advisers (that is how I know the family). I'm sure they'd have a lot to say about those fascist scumbags being depicted as merely rather more devout than average Catholics who like Latin Mass, incense and clerical cassocks.

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Re: Election Coverage
« Reply #23 on: September 11, 2008, 12:17:41 PM »
Dave at TGB has a blog about this, which strangely enough, though written by a CP reporter, was only published in the Sudbury paper.  WTF?  I'll do one up quickly for Birth Pangs.  The more this type of stuff is known, the better it is.

eta - more in Ottawa Citizen.

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Re: Election Coverage
« Reply #24 on: September 11, 2008, 01:57:54 PM »
Must be a week to two weeks ago (time is fluid!) I read something (maybe here?) about Opus Dei and realized I know pathetically little .  I think I shrugged it off as a fantasy or a fictional devise because of the Da Vinci Code novel/film...anyway, I decided I should try to research it...so I have tried to do that and while I've read a lot of stuff I still feel I know nothing.  Much of what I've read does, indeed, present Opus Dei as a charitable group of RC lay persons and clergy who , as Lagatta says, want the mass in latin,lots of incense and plenty of prayer and good works.  Other stuff comes across as if the one writing it was at the same time frothing at the mouth and drooling over the chin.

I gotta tell you, this business of collecting conspiracies to be nutty about is turning into a real job of work.  No wonder my computer regularly warns me I have too little virtual memory.

and I have no idea what to do about it!!

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Re: Election Coverage
« Reply #25 on: September 11, 2008, 02:44:31 PM »
It's major hell and pandamonium, this neorhino.ca isn't sure he'll make the ballot because of what I suspect is a deal to get the Conservatives a Majority and the NDP to replace the Liberals as the major official opposition.
I have a Mayoral election, more coverage trouble.  Compete with feds, although if it's like the ByElection in Quadra that will do better in coverage.

Put Dennis Young, Yo Gourd, and the Green and CAP leader in the debates!
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Re: Election Coverage
« Reply #26 on: September 13, 2008, 01:54:19 PM »
Pretty good summary of the Canadian political scene at Slate, except for the snark about Italians and Israelis knowing how to run a minority government while Canada is still learning.

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Re: Election Coverage
« Reply #27 on: September 13, 2008, 02:38:55 PM »
Has anyone else noticed this - MASHLINE - Mashing headline news and entertainment, Federal Election Social Media Watch (SMW) aka blogs, YouTubes, etc.

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Re: Election Coverage
« Reply #28 on: September 13, 2008, 03:04:45 PM »
That's quite neat ... not that I fully understand how it works.

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Re: Election Coverage
« Reply #29 on: September 13, 2008, 03:22:55 PM »
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Pretty good summary of the Canadian political scene at Slate, except for the snark about Italians and Israelis knowing how to run a minority government while Canada is still learning.

Especially since those countries don't have minority governments - they have majority coalition governments.

 

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