Thursday, November 30, 2006

The game is a foot

Some observations from the convention:
is it just me, or do Iggy youth delegates remind me of those keener suck up goods in poly sci class?
Belinda Stronach now has dark hair, good for her
Justin Trudeau is a great guy, met him last night at the Kennedy party.
The nation motion got pulled off the agenda, it would have been a great debate!
Laurier club lounge is too sweet!
Meeting the candidates in a few hours, fun to be had!

Monday, November 27, 2006

We make mistakes, and we apologize with roses, we never stop to smell on the way....

So,
its official, Michael Ignatieff pulled a Brian Mulroney move. Yeah, he was too busy screwing out outside of Canada to remember the ploy Mulroney pulled in Quebec to appease the soft Federalist, and soft separatist votes.
Now you may ask where is this going? Well its going to a point, and that point is the Liberals are the party of Trudeau, not Brian Mulroney. Trudeau the Uniter, not Mulroney, the failed appeaser. This posturing is petty and plays into the separatist's hands. These are the people who accused Pierre Trudeau and Jean Charest of not being ethnically pure Quebecois. When it comes to nationalism, this reminds me of the balkans.
These separatists should be exposed for their racist and Xenephobic views of what Quebec is, rather than debate in non constitutional way whether or not Quebec is a nation. Plus, what gives the Quebecois a right to call themselves a nation, when there is a Cree nation that owns most of northern Quebec. Does that make them a nation within a nation? This type of dumb posturing and semantic gives Canadian politics a bad name, and further alienates western Canada.

Gerard Kennedy is the first contender to grow a spine against this totally inane and stupid declaration. Sure he has his political reasons, but he is really representing young Canadians, and our view that we are all Canadian regardless of where we are from, 2-3 generations ago.
Canada is a nation of many peoples, and they are distinct and unique. But that is what makes Canada special.
I can quote Animal Farm in saying "All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others." I see that as similar as declaring a nation within Canada.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Nationalism

So Quebec is going to be designated a nation! I decided that I am going to start campaigning for recognition of both the Celtic nation in the maritimes, and the Aboriginal First nation's nation that exists throughout Canada. They are too examples of nations within Canada, with their own languages and culture.

Its only fair to these groups, could anyone else possibly give me any other nations that I am missing?

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

AL MVP

Looks like this time a Canadian has taken over the American League. Justin Morneau, leading the Minnesota Twins on a tear through the latter part of their season, beat out Derek Jeter, who had the NY media behind him. Can you say big deal? The MVP from the AL, and the NBA are now from BC. What are they putting in their water out there?

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Liblogs!

Hey everyone,
in order to get more views and shill to the masses, I joined Liblogs. For the record, I am a member in good standing with the Liberal party of Canada! woo hoo! I want exposure.
byaaaah!
-Jamie

Friday, November 17, 2006

They're trying to build a prison, trying to build a prison........

So, for every crazy thing involving torture by Americans, in Iraq, or at Gitmo, it comes back to one place, The School of the Americas, which until a few years ago was based in the Panama Canal Zone.

Currently it is based out of Fort Benning in Georgia. This weekend is the annual protest weekend to close the school. Why close it? Well, every single right wing military officer south of the Rio Grande was trained to torture, murder, kill, and rape there. The Americans trained, Brasillians, Argentines, Chilleans, and other various military regimes to kill, kill and torture.

Where does this fit in, in the modern world? Everything the American's taught the Latin americans, they have done in Iraq. in Baghdad and Cuba, the Americans have used tried and tested torture techniques that were perfected decades ago in the western hemisphere. Stories of the dirty war in Argentina, and the disgusting behaviour of the Pinochet government in Chile, to a nonexistant Marxist threat, gave these governments the ability to act with reckless abandon and the Military acted right out of the text book from the SOA. So, I say this, if America is the best army in the world, close the SOA. its best for us all.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Im sooo sick.........

byaaaaaaah,
It has been too long, and one too many cock up's by the Federal Government, we are in the midst of perhaps one of the most important leadership races in Canadian Political history. So for my grand return, here is a blow by blow list of what I am going to cover in the next few blogs

DARFUR
- Middle East
- Federal leadership of the party
-Howard Dean
- Kyoto protocol
- Journalism, well, what I think about it, hey I'm an amateur, i can say what I want.....
and last but hopefully not least, the Convention