posted on Oct, 13 2006 @ 01:29 AM
Duzey, I concur 100% that Stephane Dion is the best and most logical choice for the future of the "Liberal" party as we have come to know it in a
historical sense. Closest to the perception of them (The Liberal Party Of Canada) as I would expect it, for sure. Internationally he would be better
than holdin' seven aces in 5 card poker... 'cept for "you know who"...shhh, they're busy frying Foley... maybe we can sneak "Dion De Le Lion"
in while they're in mid-terms! LOL.
"Dion De Le Lion" doesn't even have any corporate involvement at all - not even a hint of scandal - ever. Amazing. Clean as a whistle. A clean
rather diplomatic fellow known for his positive social policies. He speaks several languages and writes in three - bitchin'. Even better he doesn't
talk down to folks like Iggy does. Putz.
Domestically - "Houston: We have a problem". Can "we" stand Albertans and the fine folks of Saskatchewan and Manitoba that po'd? How 'bout you
in BC? Nunavut? Yukon? Maybe, but Western alienation and even separation is every bit as likely there as PQ... maybe more likely - they got bucks -
the "Riches and Legacy Of King Ralph". If Dion leads then the PQ problem does go away for say the 41st Parliament of Canada. Read his stuff: good
themes no policy specifics.
Gerard Kennedy is "the next one". TO-based westerner, Edmonton 50/50 mix there. Look him up: Edmonton Food Bank, Toronto Foodbank, MPP (lost the
first time he ran) , Provincial Cabinet Minister (one of the youngest if not the youngest), doesn't colour his hair, has the left-left-of-center
Anglo-vote particularly in Ontario... speaks French like a Klingon - and has some sort of "next-time" deal with the BS machine. That "Lady
Strong-Nacht" has some serious clout. Read his site: Ever see guys on the street raving at nothing? Like that. All bark...
"Canada" Dryden... what can one say... cabinet material? Should go back and teach law or sit on the judicial bench or Chancellor of a University?
Man is that guy big and tall... he stoops during inteviews... he's like at least 6' 3". Has a message - read his site... couldn't figger out what
he was sayin' or what he was gonna do about it... boring - vanilla - rice cakes. He was my favorite net-minder next to Jacques Plante... saved us
from Karlamov and Tretiak in '72 back in the CCCP days. Vintage Canadian moment.
Now Iggy dropped "da bomb" War Crimes style... idiot stick. Couldn't keep his well-educated patrician trap shut. Big-dummy-ugly. I wonder if we let
him drive a car? Camera plus Iggy equals disaster. Imagine what he can do with a whole country.
Actually Harpo's reaction to Iggy's statement are far more a threat to Harper than the entire Liberal Party and NDP combined... this boy is gettin'
bad advice on what to say, he needs to get that fixed pronto.
You know he does have quite a pedigree, Iggy that is... ministerial family history within the Czar's family... bizzaro huh? Who'd a thunk it? Most
folks think he's Jewish (not that it should matter) - until TODAY! What colour is the sky in Iggy's universe - chrome?
Can he only see himself looking back from the sky in academic and esthetic approval. Buddy's scortched large and bleedin' a bit. Now this little
fumble has cost him LARGE... the nice lady from Thornhill who pulled her support today? Well with her went the "Little Knesset" and that's Toronto
and Montreal... gone - McPoof. To where? Rae.
But wait... there's more, much more. "Call Me Bob" or more like, "Call me? Bob" Rae weathered that little "staff" problem in BC without a hit
to speak of anywhere else... I mentioned that last week and guess what? His wife and daughter are get this wait for it... of a faith that considers
Israel as "home". Need more? How about Bob has Bay Street - now ALL of Bay Street owing to Rona "The Machine" Ambrose's upcoming Conservative
"enviro-bomb" next week. BTW: Steven Baird is being investigated for invasion of privacy stuff... naughty, naughty, number 3 in the "Steve-o"
41's buddy "Steve-o" gonna get Rona to kick Bay Street in an area peculiar to the male anatomy. Dummy, "Clean Air Act"? What's next "EPA" -
what US consultant thought that up? Frum? We already have crap enviro-control, this is worse - it's gonna be "written in law" - big mistake. Going
about it wrong and too little too late.
This will screw up automakers and the oil patch... the "patch" will survive... automakers? Maybe. Maybe not. Honda, Toyota and Hyundai could choose
to do less here and FoMoCo and GM? Dodgey... loosing Oshawa, Oakville and St. Thomas would be less than good. I won't even start on softwood - did
y'all here about Abitibi... whole North East Coast of Quebec laid off. Blamed it on the softwood "deal" as the last straw. Darn shame that happened
on Steve-o's watch... shame.
So, "Call me? Bob" is smellin' pretty good 'bout now... please check the liberal.ca site - THEY PULLED ALL THE DELEGATE NUMBERS DATA - poof gone.
Rae is at least even with Iggy as of tonight. Forget the first ballot local selection "binding" rules - Iggy's comments comments just threw that
whole democratic delegate "binding" for a thousand dollars a pop confabulation of Liberal self-determination in the ashtray. Crushed out like a
This presents a possible new dynamic and Duzey rooted it out - Dion on a second or third ballot picking up delegates from Dryden and Iggy while Bob
has the "Little Knesset" and Bay Street and most important "Lady Strong-Nacht" and Kennedy. I'm thinkin' Rae-Dion 4th ballot, Rae wins by a
whisker and moves to put Dion in a Supra-cabinet position involving PQ and Foreign affairs and maybe a new Cultural portfolio.
Folks might wanna look up Bob Rae... he's been busy since he alienated Ontario Labour - I saw Francis Fankin slap him... knocked him down more
like... (she's the current uber-boffin at UnitedWay - used to be a jail guard at the Don, nice lady) not to mention the Zananna Akande housing
minister slumlord owner hassle... and Hydro... not his making all those nuke problems... bad pipes... still refittin' some of them.
Big old, folksy, friendly and witty Bob... sharp as Damascus steel. Speed-thinker, and thinks before he speaks... optimal on camera - blue eyes, white
hair (coloured) almost grandfatherly. Quick with a joke and knows all the media by first name and never dodges an interview... sometimes he even
actually answers questions in terms that don't have "wiggle-room". I kinda like that. I don't trust him for one instant. A wolf in sheep's
clothing who dances with tthe devil in the pale moonlight.
Duzey has offered one thing I do take issue with... BC (our most rugged province)does affect the outcome of elections significantly and has many times
federally just not recently that's all. BC "leanings" affect policy - sometimes policy wins elections. Remember a guy named Trudeau? Married a nice
young BC lass he did. Saved his butt - twice BC did.
Duze' I must remind you that the election is never over till you fine left-coast folks are done voting. You've still got it right to my way of
thinkin' here in Arab-Scarborough. Dion would be the best and most logical selection for the Liberal Party and I suspect Canada as a whole. We'll
know how the Iggy-thing shakes out on the 15th... tick, tick, tick. RRRRRRRRRRRRoy Thomson Hall - Be there! It'll be on the net and TV... most
important debate I can remember and this ain't even the party election! Not to mention "The Big Show" when Harpo's markspersons drop the writ on
the Governor General, CFR personette Michaelle Jean.
Mr. Rae has some interesting international "associations" too, that some ATS-folk might consider of interest... try Google. Find out for yourself,
you'll see. Buddy is busy with unexpected friends and aquaintances same as Iggy.
Canadian politics is as former Toronto street urchin Jim Carrey says as "The Mask", SSSSSSSmmmmokin!
[edit on 13-10-2006 by V Kaminski]