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  1. What's in a name? That which we call marriage, by any other name would smell as sweet.
  2. But they DID make the difference! http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/ed...eb-e9df66b7910c Excerpt: "On an issue as contentious as this one is, the Conservative government -- and many Canadians -- felt that an open and fair debate followed by a vote in which members of Parliament were free to vote their conscience was appropriate. It is a credit to the current Liberal leadership that it understood this and freed their party members to vote as they wished. Regrettably, despite pleas from their colleagues, both the Bloc and the NDP ignored the request to allow a fair and democratic process to occur and required their members to vote the party line. Amongst those members of Parliament who were free to vote their conscience (the Liberals and Conservatives), the vote on the motion to reopen the debate on same-sex marriage carried 56% to 40%, with 4% undecided. Only the "whipped" vote of the Bloc and NDP (131 against; none in favour) moved the "no" vote into a majority. Mr. Layton and Mr. Duceppe should be ashamed of themselves for their failure to respect the democratic process on this important social issue. Dec. 7 was a sad day for democracy. Bob Brook, Toronto."
  3. Who else is there? Please tell us .... who's better in the CPC ranks than Stephen Harper? NOBODY ... THAT'S WHO!! He is a great leader!
  4. Why the thread on Ted Williams, you ask? OK, I'll tell you. You see, the other day I got a message from da man: .... "I'm getting complaints from Teddy about your mentioning him in your posts. Please do not mention Teddy Ballgame in your posts anymore. Thanks Greg Admin" I immediately wrote back: .... "Dear Sirs!!! Teddy Ballgame hasn't posted on the Forum for close to 5 months (140 days to be exact), but I still have to mind his sensibilities ? ............ Do we have a cadre of other folks with "listening handles" who are lurking around, unbeknownst to us, and whose tender egos we must also stroke? ............ Is Bin Laden a lurker? Fidel Castro in his hospital bed? ........ Please provide a list of people WHO DON'T POST HERE whom we must bear in mind when on the forum. ......... Thanks in advance for this list. ........ Merry Christmas to Holden!" But, worried about being banned on the spot, I guess, I never sent it. Today I've had plenty of wine, and you know what they say ... In vino veritas. Hi Greg!
  5. I agree with that. He has too much going for him to sit around worrying about the smell of sewage in Etobicoke. As usual the Liberals can't recognize brilliance even if it hits them smack in the face. Oh well, Harper seems to be doing a great job so far. He'll do.
  6. Since Dion was a member of the corrupt Liberal establishment, then they're going to have a very easy time with that one. Even if it's off the radar with the electorate now ... a guy who can't speak English with a dog named Kyoto? Nah. Laureen can call in the decorators. As for Iggy. Well, one election next year ... another 5 years later ... that'll make Iggy 65. A bit long in the tooth for a first time PM. He'll be back in England long before that, I predict. Evidently his wife rather misses living in an urban & sophisticated environment.
  7. It's a nice thought ... but I disagree with the "two elections" theory. Stephen Harper is going to sew up a majority the next time around. A big majority. Guaranteed! And before you say ... "Look who is talking" ... let me assure you that I was never so sure about ANY election as I am about this upcoming Harper/Dion one. It'll be a slaughter. I would like to know what Iggy is thinking right now.
  8. LOL so true! I voted for Mulroney too just on the fact that you could dress him up & take him anywhere, unlike Chretien, he wouldn't embarass you in public. I have to give him high marks on the diplomatic /Irish malarkey front.
  9. Peter C Newman has a great article in Maclean's this week about the Liberal convention. It isn't on their website yet so I'll just give you a few excerpts that I thought were salient. Here are some about the new LIberal leader & the man who SHOULD have been the new Liberal leader ( Peter's with me on this one ... he's an Iggy admirer): "Given the chance to modernize and reform itself .... to hook into the global world of progress and opportunity by backing Michael Ignatieff .... Canada'a Liberal party settled on Stephane Dion, the Joe Clark of the 21st century." "Like Clark, he will only set the world on fire by accident." "In vivid contrast, Michael Ignatieff, who was the convention's runner-up, personified the spirit of Canada'a current economic and social renaissance.." "What had happened of late was that the Liberals didn't stand for anything much except winning elections. Too many people in the party were professionals, basically in it to make a living, to become lobbyists who peddle their influences. That was a culture that had to be changed." "Stephane Dion's surprise selection was as much a protest against the stranger from Harvard as a vote for the eventual winner." Ain't that the truth? They just don't seem to get it ... the Canadian public doesn't want the old professional politicians anymore. Didn't they learn ANYTHING from Martin's defeat to Harper? Did they think we just wanted a portlier PM? Now here's the part that has had me stewing since the convention when I heard that Rae turned down Iggy's proposal to unite if one of them came third ala Kennedy/ Dion: "In the end it was his former school chum, Bob Rae, who sank Iggy. If the two candidates could have merged their campaigns before the ballot, Dion would not have triumphed. At the time, Denis Coderre, Ignatieff's national compaign co-chairman, advenced this suggestion to the former Ontario premier, who declined to discuss the possibilities. Even later, after the third ballot when Rae was eliminated, had he thrown his support to Ignatieff, the 219 delegates Ignatieff needed to push him over the top might have switched, too. Despite their former friendship, Bob seemed to have decided that if he couldn't have the crown, neither would Michael." What a miserable competitive SOB that Rae is. I was kind of glad to see that he looks like he's getting very old ,very fast, for his age. God'll get you for that one Bob!
  10. Of course Ted was known by other nicknames too, such as "The kid", "The Thumper" ... who knows how many more. Teddy Ballgame is my favorite by far!
  11. Question #1 - Who dubbed Ted Williams "The Splendid Splinter"? Question #2 - Who dubbed Ted Williams "Teddy Ballgame"? Question #3 - Who dubbed Ted Williams "The Splendid Spitter"? Teddy Ballgame is my favorite.
  12. Two chronic conditions are better than one when one wants to get on the dole. But I agree, we have to get old Ballgame out quick, just in case.
  13. In the NP today I read that ... "In Ontario, 80% of people over 45 have at least one chronic condition, 70% have more than one." Poor Teddy, we have to get him out of Mississauga. PRONTO!!
  14. Jack & Gilles will yet again whip the vote, but still ........... miracles happen!
  15. I agree. Cars are the problem. But a car doesn't emit GHG unless you put gas in it. Someone who only drives their car once in a while is not contributing nearly as much to GHG emissions as someone who drives to work everyday. I can drive hundreds of miles compared to what it takes those modern Alberta cowboys to get to their local watering hole in their monster trucks.
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