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  • April 23, 2011 at 5:23 pm #532911 Back to Top REPORT
    nc_thin_dawg
    NC Thin Dawg

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    We would be happy to send you Obama for a while… :D

    You can keep him … we’ve got enough problems. :p[/quote:15xfmr1s]

    Please? ;;) ;;)[/quote:15xfmr1s]

    Negative … we already got this one…

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    He kind of resembles a young Martin Short.[/quote:15xfmr1s]

    Maybe but my first thought was a young “Barnabas Collins” from Dark Shadows sans the blue eyes. I think his real name was Jonathan Fried. That guy scared the bejeebers out of me as a kid. :shock:

    "Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learnt something from yesterday." John Wayne
    April 25, 2011 at 1:18 am #532912 Back to Top REPORT
    spotfyre
    SpOtFyRe

    Joined: 4/9/2007

    Regardless of which model any individual Canadian might prefer, I think that our federalist approach to national life has created a degree of uniformity and harmony across this vast land. With few (and minor) exceptions, we do not have extreme political views in Canada, be they views on the far right or the far left. Traditionally, Canadians have been fairly centrist on the political spectrum and this continuity has served to prevent significant (and perhaps, disastrous) changes in our political life.

    Uh…um….excuse me professor, the class period is over. Can we leave now?[/quote:64c1f7ur]

    Agreed, the federalist approach works well for a mostly unified approach towards the direction of our land. And, we are uniquely centrist in most things in life … part of our identity that I love the most. I miss the days of enigmatic leaders though … the ones currently holding the reins certainly don’t truly attract your attention towards the political process and responsibilities.

    As for dimissal of class … Not until you’ve voted!

    May 3, 2011 at 4:05 am #532913 Back to Top REPORT
    spotfyre
    SpOtFyRe

    Joined: 4/9/2007
    Results are a rollin’ in!

    Conservative Majority with NDP Official Opposition.

    Looks like a solid four year run this time … didn’t figure this would happen. But it’ll be interesting to see how the two parties balance each other out.

    May 3, 2011 at 9:35 pm #532914 Back to Top REPORT
    l-o-s-t-arrow
    L.O.S.T.Arrow

    Joined: 5/16/2006
    Location: Alberta
    :D Hoooya IMHO it couldnt have turned out any better…

    Now with a majority Government harper can boot the Gun control program out and save billions…

    Neil

    May 3, 2011 at 9:45 pm #532915 Back to Top REPORT
    jeeper
    Jeeper

    Joined: 10/23/2009
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    The election results were a surprise for sure. Ten days ago, I would have predicted a Conservative majority with the Liberals as the Official Opposition. A week ago, I began to think a Conservative minority with the Liberals and NDP getting enough seats to defeat the government within months over the budget bill.

    Needless to say, I was pleasantly surprised to see the Conservative majority but was dismayed to see the absolute decimation of the Liberal party. It needs to get back to its centrist roots of the Lester B. Pearson era. I just don’t like the idea of the NDP garnering that much support, now and in the future.

    On a related note, it was interesting to see a federalist party take more seats in Quebec than even the Bloc Quebecois at their height. I just wish it had been the Conservatives (or even the Liberals) rather than the NDP.

    Oh well, as I’ve stated in an earlier post, if you want to be successful for any length of time governing this country, you better not gravitate too far off centre.

    Congratulations Prime Minister Stephen Harper. :thumbup :thumbup :thumbup

    You are now reading my signature.
    May 3, 2011 at 9:50 pm #532916 Back to Top REPORT
    l-o-s-t-arrow
    L.O.S.T.Arrow

    Joined: 5/16/2006
    Location: Alberta

    The election results were a surprise for sure. Ten days ago, I would have predicted a Conservative majority with the Liberals as the Official Opposition. A week ago, I began to think a Conservative minority with the Liberals and NDP getting enough seats to defeat the government within months over the budget bill.

    Needless to say, I was pleasantly surprised to see the Conservative majority but was dismayed to see the absolute decimation of the Liberal party. It needs to get back to its centrist roots of the Lester B. Pearson era. I just don’t like the idea of the NDP garnering that much support, now and in the future.

    On a related note, it was interesting to see a federalist party take more seats in Quebec than even the Bloc Quebecois at their height. I just wish it had been the Conservatives (or even the Liberals) rather than the NDP.

    Oh well, as I’ve stated in an earlier post, if you want to be successful for any length of time governing this country, you better not gravitate too far off centre.

    Congratulations Prime Minister Stephen Harper. :thumbup :thumbup :thumbup[/quote:d06la2v7]

    :whistle Liberal huh :whistle :whistle :^O

    May 4, 2011 at 12:48 pm #532917 Back to Top REPORT
    jeeper
    Jeeper

    Joined: 10/23/2009
    Location: Quantum Leapville

    The election results were a surprise for sure. Ten days ago, I would have predicted a Conservative majority with the Liberals as the Official Opposition. A week ago, I began to think a Conservative minority with the Liberals and NDP getting enough seats to defeat the government within months over the budget bill.

    Needless to say, I was pleasantly surprised to see the Conservative majority but was dismayed to see the absolute decimation of the Liberal party. It needs to get back to its centrist roots of the Lester B. Pearson era. I just don’t like the idea of the NDP garnering that much support, now and in the future.

    On a related note, it was interesting to see a federalist party take more seats in Quebec than even the Bloc Quebecois at their height. I just wish it had been the Conservatives (or even the Liberals) rather than the NDP.

    Oh well, as I’ve stated in an earlier post, if you want to be successful for any length of time governing this country, you better not gravitate too far off centre.

    Congratulations Prime Minister Stephen Harper. :thumbup :thumbup :thumbup[/quote:246sjac3]

    :whistle Liberal huh :whistle :whistle :^O[/quote:246sjac3]

    Nope! But I was until several years ago. The old Liberal party used to govern from the centre, taking the best of what both the NDP and Conservatives had to offer. Unfortunately, that stance changed and they gravitated toward the left in the hopes of winning over NDP supporters. That drove many right-of-centre Liberals into the Conservative camp.

    Also, keep in mind that the old distinction between Liberals and Conservatives related mainly to fiscal policy and both were relatively practical in managing the public purse. During the past 30 years, however, the concept of “social liberalism” versus “social conservatism” has formed the second dimension of political debate in Canada and this dimension is far more complex than the initial dimension of fiscal policy. The social dimension is multifaceted and while many of its constituent factors are appealing to both Liberals and Conservatives, there are other factors that clearly distinguish those on the left from those on the right of the political spectrum.

    You are now reading my signature.
    May 5, 2011 at 1:24 am #532918 Back to Top REPORT
    spotfyre
    SpOtFyRe

    Joined: 4/9/2007
    Now with a majority Government harper can boot the Gun control program out and save billions…

    Yeah … I’m hoping they get rid of that load of crap too! Hurrah! :thumbup

    As for the rest …

    I’m a little concerned with all the NDP votes myself, not sad to see BQ decrease, but it’ll be interesting to see who steps up from amongst the Liberals. They need an enigmatic leader who can prove themselves for the next election.

    I think alot of this election’s results can be attributed to a lack of appeal to the Liberal party, Conservatives selling the economic recovery stance, and Jack Layton basically splitting the rest of the (Liberal) votes towards Conservative or NDP camps.

    I’m just happy they aren’t going to put me back to the votes wasting anymore money until four years have past.

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