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Post by Rex » Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:50 pm

Hey at least when we wear blackface it’s to make fun of black people!

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Post by A_B » Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:40 pm

So it’s brownface because it’s an Arab character I guess? That’s not a term I’m familiar with but it’s what my alerts have said.
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Post by Pruitt » Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:47 am

"Makeup" and a wig.

Obviously essential to any performance of "Day-O"

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This is bitterly ironic too, as the Liberal war room has been working overtime to dig up any dirt on Conservative candidates. Anything that can be construed as being vaguely racist or anti-abortion rights.
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Re: Canadian Politics Thread

Post by degenerasian » Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:42 am

There's more photos/videos coming out today.... more trouble.

Plus Jody Wilson Raybould's book coming out next week.

Going to be a rocky campaign.
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Re: Canadian Politics Thread

Post by Pruitt » Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:20 am

degenerasian wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:42 am
There's more photos/videos coming out today.... more trouble.

Plus Jody Wilson Raybould's book coming out next week.

Going to be a rocky campaign.
Well, he's going to have a "minority" government, so that means he's not racist, right?
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Post by Pruitt » Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:53 am

Where are these guys when you could use an alternative?

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Post by sancarlos » Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:19 am

Doug Henning, that's a blast from the past. He probably made a lot of money, but never fixed that overbite.
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Post by Pruitt » Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:22 pm

Sums Up Trudeau Nicely
Trudeau has only two modes: empathising and grovelling. Irrespective of his mystifying youthful makeup choices, neither mode has proved an effective weapon against the blandly malignant siren call of Tory rival Andrew Sheer’s populism. And that’s the real reason he’s failing. It’s not that we don’t believe he’s sincere – it’s that his sincerity has been revealed as a form of stupidity, a blindspot of privilege that undermines his project as a whole.
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Post by Pruitt » Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:56 am

An actual campaign promise aimed to help low income families enjoy a few days in a national park. (potential cost: $150 million)



Meanwhile on the other side...

"Dozens" of Protestors Cause Conservative Leader To Change Plans
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Post by degenerasian » Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:54 am

I dont mind that $2000 bursary. There are grants for everything.
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Post by sancarlos » Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:55 am

I have an aunt in rural Saskatchewan (I know - redundant) who posts every day on Facebook. Always an anti-Trudeau or anti-Liberal party meme. [sigh]

If she lived in the US, I'm sure she'd be a Trump fan.
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Post by Rex » Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:17 pm

Was this guy ever not in blackface?

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Post by Pruitt » Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:04 pm

This girl is unbelievable.

Amazing that it takes a 16 year old to not be a mealy-mouthed sycophant when near the powerful and famous.

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Post by degenerasian » Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:04 pm

Americanized Canadian debate promo

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Post by Pruitt » Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:14 am

Liberal candidate apologizes for suggesting black Canadians 'love' Trudeau for wearing blackface

Not just a candidate, she has represented a riding (district) that is 40% or more visible minority for the past 20 years.

I mean, if you're going to make shit up, at least make it seem somewhat plausible.
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Post by Pruitt » Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:22 am

Just to prove that I loathe both major parties with equal fervour...

Scheer pledges to close asylum 'loophole' at Quebec border crossing

Conservative leader singles out one of Trump's favourite bands of Boogymen, MS-13 even though fewer than 1% of refugee claimants to Canada were from El Salvador.

How to say "strawman" in both official languages?
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Post by degenerasian » Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:06 am

Le Strawman

Scheer is throwing away an election that was handed to him.

I can see the NDP doing well. May not agree with their policies but Singh has run as good of a campaign as he possibly can.

French Debate tonight.
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Re: Canadian Politics Thread

Post by Pruitt » Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:06 am

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Le Strawman

Scheer is throwing away an election that was handed to him.
See - Tim Hudak in the Ontario election of 2014. Why try to attract disgruntled members of the centre (and in Canada - that's the majority of voters) when you can veer way right and fire up the base which was going to vote for you anyway.

I so fervently want a minority government so that mistakes will be addressed and new leaders chosen.
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Post by degenerasian » Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:57 am

Pruitt wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:06 am
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Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:06 am
Le Strawman

Scheer is throwing away an election that was handed to him.
See - Tim Hudak in the Ontario election of 2014. Why try to attract disgruntled members of the centre (and in Canada - that's the majority of voters) when you can veer way right and fire up the base which was going to vote for you anyway.

I so fervently want a minority government so that mistakes will be addressed and new leaders chosen.

Yeah, Scheer is just dodging to many questions.
Just say you're Pro-Life but as leader will not touch the Abortion Law and be done with it.

"I'm Pro-Life and the law allows people to be Pro-Life or Pro-Choice. I support the law"

Then attack Trudeau if he says this is wrong. Scheer's avoidance made it worse.
That's what Trudeau is good at. Standing up and admitting his boneheaded mistakes.
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Post by degenerasian » Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:04 pm

i'm working the polls on Election Day.

Polling Clerk. 6:30am to 9:30pm! I'm hoping for a lot of pizza.
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Post by degenerasian » Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:42 am

The big polling story isn't between the Conservatives and the Liberals. It's the Bloc jumping wildly in Quebec and potentially killing the Liberals seat advantage. 

338canada showing a big drop in the Liberals shot at winning and it has nothing to do with the Conservatives jumping up. It's the Bloc stealing seats from the Liberals.

Right now, they've got even a Liberal/NDP combo not having enough seats for a majority.

I watched both debates. Trudeau cannot answer a question
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Post by degenerasian » Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:36 pm

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Post by Pruitt » Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:13 pm

degenerasian wrote:
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The big polling story isn't between the Conservatives and the Liberals. It's the Bloc jumping wildly in Quebec and potentially killing the Liberals seat advantage. 

338canada showing a big drop in the Liberals shot at winning and it has nothing to do with the Conservatives jumping up. It's the Bloc stealing seats from the Liberals.

Right now, they've got even a Liberal/NDP combo not having enough seats for a majority.

I watched both debates. Trudeau cannot answer a question
Say what you will about his father, Pierre was incredibly smart. Justin got the looks and the charisma, but he also got his mother's brains.

Late surges are a common occurrence in Quebec.
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Post by degenerasian » Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:56 pm

New poll!

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New poll!

Fascists working with traitors would be something to see.

Might kill old Lyin' Brian.
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Post by degenerasian » Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:20 am

Nice. And you wonder why they cant get a seat out here.

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Nice. And you wonder why they cant get a seat out here.

"Dark Oil Money" - does that include those who own huge pipeline developments?

I voted Green for what it's worth - and in my riding, not worth much.

But I looked at the ballot paper and just couldn't support either of the two big parties and the only time I voted NDP as a protest, they won in Ontario - so it's kind of a phobia.

I was going to vote Liberal whilst holding my nose, but every time I saw one of the ads featuring heavily made up Justin during the football games Sunday my bile started rising.
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Post by degenerasian » Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:36 pm

Pruitt. I don't know what to post here to put everything in context.

The election is an absolute clusterfuck and as a result might make Monday night awesome to follow.

And we may do it all again in 6 months.
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degenerasian wrote:
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Pruitt. I don't know what to post here to put everything in context.

The election is an absolute clusterfuck and as a result might make Monday night awesome to follow.

And we may do it all again in 6 months.
Agree 100%

I am old enough to know that whichever party wins won;t mean that the sky starts falling on Tuesday morning. (Although to be honest, a Conservative majority scares me).

It should be more entertaining than the Pats-Jets game anyway. Our American friends should one day have the experience of watching election results come in when there are 4 parties that are going to get at least 15% of the vote. It is strange.
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Re: Canadian Politics Thread

Post by degenerasian » Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:38 pm

Yup. An example.

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Yup. An example.

And two elections earlier, Quebec voted in more than a couple of NDPers for the first time ever.
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Post by degenerasian » Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:23 pm

Pruitt, have you voted?

I'm working at a station and it's dead today.

But I live in a slam dunk conservative riding.
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degenerasian wrote:
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Pruitt, have you voted?

I'm working at a station and it's dead today.

But I live in a slam dunk conservative riding.
I voted in an advance poll.
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Post by Pruitt » Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:38 pm

Liberal minority.

In my mind, not a bad outcome.

If Sheer has any pride, he will step down as leader tonight. Talk about losing a winnable election.
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Post by degenerasian » Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:18 pm

Yeah I'm happy with it too.

Scheer was a failure.
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Post by degenerasian » Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:41 pm

At my ballot box the PPC got less votes than the Rhino party.

3 to 2 :)
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