Thursday, September 18, 2008

You Know Nothing Is Happening. . .

. . .when a big election-issue headline is: Harper stands by Ritz despite 'tasteless' jokes about listeriosis.

I'm finding myself far more intrigued with the implications of the upcoming Fermanagh Council byelection in the auld place. Although, I must say, events in the other Holy Land are starting to get interesting as well.

Speaking of election campaigns and holy stuff, did you know that all those familiar Christmas celebrations - Santa Claus, the Christmas tree, gift-giving, and so on - are really just relics from our ancient practices of eating hallucinogenic mushrooms and drinking reindeer piss?

That's what the New Democratic Party's Dana Larsen says. But it's only now that Dana has surfaced in an old video with his face stuffed with joints, then going for a drive high on chemicals (or was it because of his business selling coca seeds?) that he's suddenly a problem candidate. So out the window he goes.

Meanwhile, here's yours truly on Rob Breakenridge's The World Tonight, CHQR, having another go at the Afghanistan question as a federal election issue.

In other matters, here's a photo of celebrity protester Lauren Booth in a concentration camp enduring conditions worse than Darfur:

5 Comments:

Blogger The Contentious Centrist said...

"events in the other Holy Land "

There is an old Hebrew joke about this. In Hebrew, "Can" (pronounced Kahn), means "here".

According to the Bible, Moses had a speech impediment. He stuttered. When the Hebrews arrived on the bank of the Jordan river, God asked Moses: where do you want me to take your people?

Moses, who all along intended to lead the Israelites to Canada, tried to answer: Can... Can...

But God, being in a hurry and not too inclined to patience, said: All right, then, here it shall be.

And thus it came to pass that the Hebrews got to the land overflowing with milk and honey, instead of the land overflowing with water and oil.

1:31 PM  
Blogger Transmontanus said...

Good one!

Irish version (sort of):

Tourist to local man, in Cork:

"How do you get to Dublin?"

Corkman: "Oh no, you can't get to Dublin from here."

2:11 PM  
Blogger Johnny Guitar said...

"I'm finding myself far more intrigued with the implications of the upcoming Fermanagh Council byelection…"

How strange that the first person I've come across who gives a damn about the Enniskillen by-election lives in British Colombia. Don't be getting too intrigued, Terry. As expected it saw a rousing victory for the forces of sectarian reaction with over 90% of the votes going to the tribal parties. And as if that weren't enough excitement we've also got a big political crisis on the horizon that threatens the power sharing administration. Its just like the good old days (minus the death and destruction obviously).

7:51 PM  
Blogger OregonGuy said...

I met Dave Barrett back in 1973. I was his guest in Vancouver in '74. He was a Socialist. I am a Republican.

But, I thought, and think, that he was a pretty smart guy.

I think, in previous comments, that I've shared my cousins and uncles from Alberta. Great duffers. Golf is a game of gentlemen.

Yesterday I went to a town hall meeting. And the lady next to me commented that it was Republicans that cared about the individual, and the Democrat that cared about their power.

I'm an old guy, so in the U.S. the difference between Democrat and Republican was a line between the blue collar/union guys and the management/professional guys. As a high school teacher, my dad thought himself a professional.

There is a certain respect that men have to have for and among other men. Premier Barrett knows that. He had it when he and his wife met me. I had it when I visited B.C. That he was/is a Socialist had no more to do with who he was, who he thought he was, or who I thought he was than the converse.

If we respect each other, in a David Hume sense, then, we can talk. When I hear about the excesses of others--as evidence of their sophistication--I realize that there is an elitist movement that has no sense of commonalty. And that's why I mentioned the comment from last night's Republican lady.

As a Republican I have no animosity towards any bloke who choose to advance himself throught mentation and hard work. I want what she wants, rules that clearly and directly apply to each and every one of us. (P. Barrett and I discussed this, too. We agreed.)

My difficulty with the modern Greens (communists) is not so much with their programme, but with their lack of respect for each individuals human dignity.

Your article underscored for me the lack of dignity, and the apparent reason for it. They lack personal dignity.

Or, am I wrong?
.

7:58 PM  
Blogger Transmontanus said...

Oregon Guy:

" . . .in the U.S. the difference between Democrat and Republican was a line between the blue collar/union guys and the management/professional guys."

So the workers were Republican and the bosses / managers were Democrats?

Johnny G: "As expected it saw a rousing victory for the forces of sectarian reaction with over 90% of the votes going to the tribal parties."

See? Told you it was more intriguing. I see the Shinners are wanting a recount.

You show up in my link list as Your Chum In The Six Counties, by the way.

8:29 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home