Okay for those of you who follow Jason Alexander - check out his tweet. This guys is a class act and I can only hope there are more people like him in the world.
Sunday, October 16, 2011
If you have ever bothered to read this Blog before today, you may have noticed that I have changed the name from "The Neo Factionalist" to "The Intransigent Troll". There is a good reason for this. I recently debated the ethical and moral issues behind dropping the atomic bombs with a well known US actor. We both had some points to make, but in the end, I couldn't believe, and still don't believe, that Truman was a hero or that dropping the bombs was the only thing to do. The said actor subsequently termed me an "intransigent troll", saying that I supported "terrorist morals", and that I was "evil". Well, for those of you who know me in real life, you know how untrue that is. Nevertheless, I stood my ground while being called names and insulted, believing that the search for truth through honest questioning of all facts is of utmost importance. I was saddened to learn just how biased the actor could be when faced with an opposing point of view, especially since the actor is on one of my favorite shows. Thank god he is not the main actor, or the main reason why I watch it. In any case, if anyone has something to talk about, just send me a comment and we'll talk.
Monday, August 22, 2011
Monday, May 16, 2011
Eddie Goldenberg wrote the book of the same title as this blog post. It is about how things really tend to work behind the scenes in Ottawa, or more precisely, how he and the PMO did things back in the day. This is an interesting read so far, although I will admit, I am reading it rather quickly. E-G worked underneath Jean Chretien for the longest time, and seems to have been almost born in the House of Commons. The book is informative, yet obviously one sided, as he can only tell what he witnessed first hand. He does offer some good insight into how things worked during some very peculiar times in Canada's and Quebec's political history. From Meech Lake, to the referendums, and Paul Martin, to Trudeau, he offers a glimpse of what I can only imagine what goes on in the nations capital. I am just about half way through it, but already, I have a slightly better understanding of just how tedious and important the PM's job is. Makes me think about things differently, so that is a good thing.
On a side note - I am not sure how much longer I'll be keeping up this blog, as I have not taken much time to read or study politics, besides this one piece of literature. So, if you don't see anything new for a while, it's just because I am taking a break.
Until the next I write - stay healthy!
Thursday, May 5, 2011
NDP MP Pierre-Luc Dusseault is the youngest MP to ever walk the walk in the House of Commons. This is a big deal. It says something about the new age mentality of the Canadian people, especially the Quebecois. After reading a bit about this dude, well I gotta say he has a fine head on his shoulders, unlike "Vegas" NDP MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau. Dusseault is the kind of MP the NDP needs. It is what the new Quebec needs and wants. As for "Vegas"...not so sure. Far be it for me to judge, but let's get serious...this is politics, and this is important. I need to know that the right people are debating in the House of Commons. I need to know that the right people are fighting for Canada, that the right people are making the decisions for us. "Vegas" may be such the nice person her family says she is, but so far, professionally, she's got a minus -10. As for Dusseault, he's a +10 for now.
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Well with election having come and gone, the results now speak for themselves. We have a Conservative Majority, followed by the NDP being the official opposition. I can't say that I am disappointed though, as the Bloc was thoroughly trounced, having won just 4 seats. The big surprise came as the Green Party won 1 seat! Elizabeth May won her riding! There was surprise for sure, for me. I didn't think that the NDP would play such a huge win in Quebec. But I am delighted. As the people spoke, it is time for change. The Liberal party is an old party, but most "center" of all, which I was glad to embrace, however, this year, I couldn't get myself to believe in their leader, Ignatieff. I therefore voted "orange" and gladly so. I don't trust Harper as far as I could throw him, and I do hope that Canada stays Canada, and not the next US state. Herr Harper is an economist, and therefore I think this may be the demise of the greatest social service we have - Free Health Care. Actually, he spent tons of money, the most ever it seems, and will only continue to get worse, as his party now controls the majority of votes. Let's see how this plays out for the next four years, and hope that it doesn't get bad. Yippee Jack Layton!
Monday, May 2, 2011
Today is very significant for the lives of many. It is not only election day, but today is also the day the world was made known that one of the most sought after terrorist has been killed. OBL is dead folks. Read it where ever you read your daily news. Besides that I think I will be closing this blog, as I can't seem to contribute to it as I would like to. In any case, my main blog will soon see a content change, as I return to work. Read more over there. Until we speak again...have fun!