Monday, December 01, 2008

she has not been able to sleep since the days of Trudeau

I know, I know. The stock market hates uncertainty. But god damn, there are some exciting things going on in Canadian politics.

I, for one, would be thrilled beyond belief if the government does fall to a non-confidence vote. Bring on the coalition, I say.

In your face, Stephen Harper!

*****

Coming up, a review of the Martha Wainwright concert at the Grand on Sunday night.

Plus a really sweet and cool indie music god encounter.

I'm late, gotta run. Smell ya later.


18 comments:

Remi said...

It's a strange, ridiculous and interesting time. I just love watching Harper and Co. backpedal and stutter and stumble.

Gifted Typist said...

Everyone always likes that part in the movie when the little guy finally humiliates the bully, publicly. Tonight belonged to S. Dion.

Ruh said...

I loooooove Dion. Err. Ahem. He is an excellent Liberal. Seriously though, this is going to be crazy -- half the country will be calling for his head because he resigned and then was like "by the way, I am leadin' now, motherfuckers". Awkward position for him. And Layton is a bit polarizing at the best of times. I agree though -- no Harper would be awesome. I really hope this doesn't plunge the country into a whole lot of in-fighting, but it's really already starting. (CHAOS! My favourite.)

bloody awful poetry said...

Forgive my ignorance of the goings-on in current Canadian politics. But hey! MARTHA WAINWRIGHT!

Strawberry Blondie said...

Take that, Stephen Harper with your beady little eyes and your full head of hair-in-a-can! ;-)

mister anchovy said...

I agree with Remi on this. Harper behaves and governs with an arrogance which gets under my skin.

I hear lots of good things about Martha Wainwright...but she opened a show I attended a couple years ago, and I thought her performance was forgettable. I'm interested in reading your review. Maybe I missed something, or maybe she's improved....

Allison said...

I just posted on this too! It seems the people have spoken. What a great xmas present it would be, eh?

Barbara Bruederlin said...

It is a fascinating time to be a political junkie in this country, Remi.

It was pretty sweet, Gifted. I felt like doing the slow clap.

It gives us something to talk about besides the weather, Ruh. You are missing the largely pro-Conservative debates that are raging here in town. Maybe they will still be ongoing when you get home.

Martha Wainwright indeed, BAP. I will get to that shortly.

hahaha, so true, Strawberry Blondie! As the Resident Offspring has pointed out, wearing a nice sweater is not the same thing as being nice. Harper's like Cartman that way.

I think she's been taking stage presence lessons, Mister Anchovy, because she put on a pretty smokin show.

I'm getting out the extra big stocking for this one, Al! teehee!

Todd said...

I have said it to many people [though I am trying to avoid writing about it on my blog until something actually happens...] - but I truly love the idea of a coalition - at least in this case. I do not enjoy having the Conservatives in power - but maybe it's just that I don't like Harper in power. I'm not sure I like the idea of Dion as the head of this coup, but I will like him there more than I like Harper there, I can be sure of that much!

It'll be a nice change indeed. :)

Kathleen said...

I am also pleased about the coalition and the possibility of toppling Harper and his arrogant ways.
You know what is happening in politics is exciting and incredible when high school students (some anyway) are actually noticing and interested. Harper obviously didn't do well in physics because he doesn't realize that for every action there is an opposite and equal reaction.

see michelle run. said...

i still don't understand the differences between Canadian & Amerkin conservatives/liberals.

i don't get why barristers still wear wigs. it'd be pretty cool to have to wear a wig to work every now & then, but it'd be strange adjusting my male co-workers' fake hair so they look mahhhvelous, dahhling. 'tho it's probably not supposed to work that way.

Wasn't there a collaboration between Martha Wainwright & Annie Lennox? I thought there might have been... talk about the vocal bliss, woohoo...

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Harper is a scared little punk. It's about time Dion grew a pair and stood up to im.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I feel the same, Todd. I love the idea of a coalition, but although I think Stephane Dion is a very smart man, I don't think he is exactly a leader. But anyone is better than Harper.

I actually know quite a few high school students who have always been very interested in politics, Kathy. And interestingly, they are all thrilled over recent events.

There was a collaboration betwixt Martha and Annie, Michelle. I haven't heard it, but I would imagine it would be pretty spectacular indeed!

This would be the right time for pair-growing, wouldn't it, Dr M? At least he will have some good support.

John Mutford said...

I thought I was somewhere on the far left, but I don't support this toppling the government bit at all. If the NDP had just won (who I voted for), and the conservatives were going do join some coalition in order to topple everything, I'd be pissed off, calling it sour grapes and that they should let election results speak for themselves. I don't like the outcome of the last election, I hate it. But I can't get behind this at all. Is this "democracy but only if you vote our way"?

justacoolcat said...

Oh you wacky Canadians.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I don't see it that way at all, John. It's all in the constitution, the Conservatives had to present a budget that the other parties could approve and they didn't. Just as proroguing is allowed (and now done).

And you thought you had a crazy-assed political system, JustA!

URBAN BLONDE said...

I'm sick of Harper's smug, smirky, arrogant face. But I'm also sick of Dion's muppet face. I would hope that the liberals fast track their leadership review to be held before January 26, vote in Bob Rae and then go coalition. Of course you know we take our lives in our hands if we voice any of this out in public here in Cowtown.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

We do indeed. I thought I saw the lynch mob parked outside your house, Urban.