Tuesday, January 24, 2006

GoogleNews games

OK, let's play:

a right tur...

- "d"?
- "tle"?
- "k"?
- stet?


Blogger Jon Husband said...

I think it's probably best described as a tricky hairpin curve to the right, rather than a straight *right tur".

Two things ...

1) our (more-or-less) traditional liberal governing party needs some renovation and rejuvenation .. my guess is that this will set the stage for a return to power in a couple of years. Canada is kinda like a multicultural diverse Holland with an awful lot of room. Quite a conservative people generally, with a bedrock foundatin of tolerance and reasonableness, with wild-ass streaks of brilliance here and there.

This election was a chiding of the Liberals more than anything else .. eminently sensibly done wherein the reult was a minority government where the greatest gain in influence, arguably, was with the increased representation in Parliament of the NDP, which present-day Americans would consider only a half-step away from godless Communists.

Minority governments are typically when most of the meaty and useful progressive legislation gets passed, because the damned lefties hold the balance of power.

1/27/2006 9:31 PM  
Blogger Tom Matrullo said...

Your description of Canada as a roomy Holland aligns with my scattered impressions - and yes, tolerant and reasonable to the extent that an act of political chiding might actually bear fruit. But when one hears about the fact that a few murders in Toronto have brought a wave of revulsion towards the libs, one has to wonder how far, or near, Canada's famed placidity lies from/to the USian penchant for panicky flight to disciplinarian social outlooks.

1/28/2006 3:17 PM  

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