Monday, October 23, 2006

Let's play a game!

One of these things does not belong here - see if you can guess which one!!!

No cheating!!!

1. Potential civil war in Iraq
2. The demise of the efficient electric car
3. Declining birth rates
4. Peter MacKay and Belinda Stronach
5. Genocide in Darfur

If you guessed 1, 2, 3, or 5 - try again!!!


Blogger RGM said...

If by "here," you mean just about every Canadian media outlet all hours of the day, I'm in full agreement with you, my friend. What MacKay said was a piss-poor thing to say, and his denial is just as brutal, but there are some serious major world issues happening that deserve a little TV time too. And we wonder why Canada is irrelevant in international relations?

Monday, October 23, 2006 7:14:00 PM  
Blogger Jason Bo Green said...

And we wonder why Canada is irrelevant in international relations?

Touche! And well-said.

I loathe MacKay, but could we all have some perspective here, please?

Monday, October 23, 2006 7:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is the point of guessing if you give the answer before we even have a chance to tell you what we think it is.

Monday, October 23, 2006 7:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you took all the fun out of the guessing part and here I was going to say that "No Cheating" doesn't belong there.

Monday, October 23, 2006 7:46:00 PM  
Blogger Jason Bo Green said...

But Joanne, the beauty is that you can always Try Again, and get it right!! ;)

Monday, October 23, 2006 8:00:00 PM  
Blogger Olaf said...


And we wonder why Canada is irrelevant in international relations?

And Jason Bo Green,

Touche! And well-said.

In my opinion, this has nothing to do with why Canada is irrelevant on the international stage. In my opinion, the Americans are far more domestically preoccupied with stupid, minor issues (Can you say Jon-Benet?) as opposed to what they should be worrying about, which is a lot more than we have to worry about.

And don't get me started on the French!

We're a militarily weak, relatively small geo-political player, with no particular claim to attention. Plus, I think people get a bit sick of being talked down to all the time.

Monday, October 23, 2006 8:21:00 PM  
Blogger Scout said...

i have to agree with olaf that this has nothing to do with canada being irrelevant in international relations. that's owing to leadership (or lack of in this case)...trudeau and pearson certainly had us on the world stage.

the media did tabloidize the b&p thing. check the britiish papers for daily political scandals. so this was big here, considering there hasn't been much happening since maggie trudeau's days.

but there's an underlying theme that should not have been played as the gossip scene and that was the despicable behavior of mackay. neither mackay nor stronach do anything for me.....but petey's remarks and denial demonstrate we are in a society that has stepped backwards. that should have been the focus of the reporting.

Monday, October 23, 2006 10:57:00 PM  
Blogger SouthernOntarioan said...

B&P's spate shouldn't have drawn any headlines all things considered.

Its not even demeaning to women in general. He was insulting Belinda.

But if there's one thing that my life in a matriarchal society (my family) has taught me its when you make a mistake admit it loudly and immediately and move on.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006 12:48:00 AM  
Blogger petroom said...

You can't vote for Mackay here, or genocide in Darfur:

Anyone-But-Iggy Web Poll

You can vote against Rae though, so not half-bad.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006 2:19:00 AM  
Blogger Cameron Campbell said...

olaf is right, the US is so much more interested in it's own domestic navel that it's not even fair to compare.... they are giants of that sort of thing, astride the media universe like some kind of digital Paul Bunyan.... (man, I need to lay off the sleep and the extra coffee...)

Jon Benet, presidential blow jobs, lost white girls in Aruba, dead interns, people having affairs on suggestively named boats, oxycontin addictions, page scandals... I mean, we're just mere pikers.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006 4:38:00 AM  
Blogger Jason Bo Green said...

No, I do agree - I just thought Richard said it rather cutely.

The Americans and Brits are far more consumed by gossip than we are, yet manage to run half the world. "Mark Foley" comes to mind...

It's just a bit disappointing to me that people (off-line, everyday people) can't get interested in issues until someone calls his ex a dog. :(

Oh, and I've called my ex worse, and no one paid me any attention at all!!

Tuesday, October 24, 2006 5:15:00 AM  

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