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Unionist

In response to the opening of thread no. 5,000,000 about the upcoming 2015 election, Justin Trudeau, etc., JKR intoned as follows:

JKR wrote:

Here are some other non-loaded questions you can "ask" us on many many more of your numerous engaging threads on Babble before the 2015 election:

 

Is Trudeau going to lose his own seat in the 2015 election?

Will the Trudeau Liberals win any seats in the 2015 election?

When will the pollsters, who are all on the payroll of the Liberals, show us that the vast majority of Canadians think Trudeau is a loser?

Has Trudeau ever read a book in his life?

Does Trudeau secretly admire Harper more than his dad?

Will Sacha Trudeau have to replace Justin before the 2015 election?

Is Trudeau going to replace Ben Mulroney as the host of that entertainment show before or after losing the 2015 election?

Can Trudeau avoid electoral Armagedon during the 2015 election debates without the use of a teleprompter?

Is Trudeau just visiting?

What does Trudeau's I.Q. indicate, that he's a moron, an imbecile, or an idiot?

I was inspired to weakly add:

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Was Justin Trudeau actually born in Kenya?

Not saying he was. Just asking.

bagkitty bagkitty's picture

Jacob Two-Two (in the Last Drops of Orange Crush thread... although the placement is not important, the sentiment is) responding to those who seek to "strike a balance" between rights and freedoms and security panics.

Jacob Two-Two wrote:

There is no "correct balance". The correct position on rights and freedoms is standing up for them and denouncing those who would erode them in the strongest terms. [...]

quizzical

6079_Smith_W wrote:
I'd love to see the list of people whose thought patterns you don't think are clouded by something or other you don't agree with.

 

 

Slumberjack

piss off you fucking troll.

quizzical

wth slumberjack. you have issues and better get them in check ffs.

MegB

Really? Both of you stow it. Quizzical, I'm getting complaints about you so, like, dial it back.

ikosmos ikosmos's picture

kropotkin1951 wrote:
Freedom of the press allowed the reporter to ask the question however it seems the barking class in the MSM just can't take it when someone throws their shit back at them. Given that everyone in Canada including foreign visitors are covered by the rights in the Charter it comes down to if you want to be an asshole then don't complain when someone says you are a biased jerk.

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The whole context is from a question addressed to Canadian Minister Dion attacking the Chinese government (whose representative was next to Dion in the same meeting). The full quote is as follows ...

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The Ambassador's letter highlights why he is the diplomat. It covered it all and was polite.

Asking a negatively phrased question of Dion to get him to talk about the reporters' list of "concerns" was third rate journalism and the fact that it was supposedly a joint question from various MSM outlets highlights just how low Canadian journalistic standards are. If the reporter had asked the Foriegn Minsiter of China about those incidents directly then that would have been good journalism but instead he wanted to presume the truth of his statement in a question to the Canadian Minister. 

Seems to me that if you ask a rudely worded question of a third party while the person being gored is in the room then one should expect to get a snarky response from the person you are trying to embarrass. Freedom of the press allowed the reporter to ask the question however it seems the barking class in the MSM just can't take it when someone throws their shit back at them. Given that everyone in Canada including foreign visitors are covered by the rights in the Charter it comes down to if you want to be an asshole then don't complain when someone says you are a biased jerk.


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Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo's picture

[old man voice]

Do you remember when the Hall of Fame was reserved for especially witty, or insightful, or thought-provoking posts?

Pepperidge Farm remembers.

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mark_alfred

I need to create a sock puppet so I can get some of my posts in this Hall of Fame. 

alfred_mark wrote:
Here's another fabulous post by that great guy mark_alfred ....

bagkitty bagkitty's picture

Josh, commenting on the potential demise of CETA.

Josh wrote:

It will only die when a stake is driven through its heart.  It was easier to kill Rasputin than it is to kill these so-called trade deals.

 

ETA: whoops, I had intened to provide a link

Unionist

Noops, commenting on Obama's legacy:

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I'll always remember him fondly as the one who nuked that slimeball tear-a-wrist Obama Bin Laden in his bed.

God, I wish I had said that! Thanks, Noops.

 

6079_Smith_W

Just saw this:

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November 8, 2016 - 6:38pm #449

Such negativity on such a beautiful evening! 

https://scontent.fyqr1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15284153_101047380146976...

Not a jab at you, NR. I expect a few were surprised.

Unionist

I asked babblers for help picking a new smartphone, and radiorahim weighed in with great advice as always, but somewhat focused on his prime interest - free non-proprietary stuff and the ability to re-purpose the device.

Magoo somewhat irreverently paraphrased as follows. I'm still laughing. Respectfully, rr!

Mr. Magoo wrote:

babbler:  "Hey, radiorahim, I'm in the market for a decent used car... what do you suggest?  I'm an (occasional) city driver, so I want something that represents good value, has decent fuel efficiency and low emissions.  With a family of five, ample seating and a roomy trunk would be a definite bonus!"

radiorahim:  "You can't go wrong with a 2002 Ford Taurus.  The manifold bolts are very accessible, which comes in handy when you decide to rebore your cylinders.  You'll want to replace the factory windshield wipers, but you can find superior replacements on eBay for a few bucks.  And the hose clamps are held on with plain hex bolts, not proprietary Phillips screws!"

 

ikosmos ikosmos's picture

We have a winner.

kropotkin1951 - Hits of 2016

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What I love about you is that you rightly claim that you are immune to US propaganda and still somehow independently arrive at the same conclusions 99% of the time.

Some Honourable Babblers: Hear, hear! (stormy, prolonged, tumultuous applause).

6079_Smith_W

Catchfire wrote:

The Hall of Fame is not the place for vendettas.

Hey, I found a nice little blast from the past.

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