Bizarre thread not really about anything in particular

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Unionist

Thanks for the solid reply, cco. I learned French, as an adult immigrant to Québec. And I'm not even all that interested in becoming PM.

As for other languages - yes, but let's start with respect and resources for those languages, then let evolution take its course. I'm happy that the behind-the-scenes years-long lobbying by a Jewish anglo MP from Québec (yes, he's bilingual) was instrumental in achieving the first, ever, simultaneous translation in the House of Commons of a speech by a Winnipeg MP - in an Indigenous language. High time, but hopefully the future is here.

As for Libby Davies, I have huge respect for her. But when she was mauled by her co-deputy leader of the NDP (and by Jack Layton) for saying, in an unguarded moment, that the occupation of Palestine began in 1948 - she crumbled, and never uttered a word of dissent thereafter, at least, not on Palestine. That frightening incident, besides showing how abuse and intimidation are the norm in the NDP (as in other parties) to force everyone to toe the line, convinced me that she didn't have the stuff it takes to be a leader. I say that with sadness, and I wish her well.

kropotkin1951 kropotkin1951's picture

Indeed Unionist she faced the choice between giving in to the Israeli cabal or give up her health care portfolio and the years of work towards safe injection sites and other harm reduction initiatives. I too wish she had told them to shove it but she chose to fight for her issue so I respect her for that. Bill lost his portfolio for voting against a Charter violating crime bill and he never ran again. That was the choice Libby didn't make.

Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

So...with the changed thread title, we can now pretty much post ANYTHING here?  

JKR

Ken Burch wrote:

So...with the changed thread title, we can now pretty much post ANYTHING here?  

Anything as long as it’s “bizarre.”

JKR

The most bizarre thing about this thread is that it was renamed “Bizarre thread not really about anything in particular.”

I’ll try to fix that.

Justin Trudeau is Fidel Castro’s son!!!!!!

https://nyulocal.com/new-world-university-justin-trudeau-is-fidel-castros-son-bccf01403a86

Pondering

JKR wrote:

The most bizarre thing about this thread is that it was renamed “Bizarre thread not really about anything in particular.”

I’ll try to fix that.

Justin Trudeau is Fidel Castro’s son!!!!!!

https://nyulocal.com/new-world-university-justin-trudeau-is-fidel-castros-son-bccf01403a86

LOL I love it. I renamed the thread because too many people misunderstood the first post as seriously suggesting JWR was in the running to lead the NDP. 

As there are already numerous threads about her, and this one went all over, the thread title didn't make sense. When I tried to think of a new name for it I couldn't think of one so I decided the thread is too random to name. I thought it would die and serious conversations would move elsewhere. The original title still doesn't make sense for the direction the topic has gone in. 

Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

Can the next thread title change be "Floppy The Wonder Sloth Saves Halifax"?  It could only help.

Unionist

Pondering wrote:

I renamed the thread because too many people misunderstood the first post as seriously suggesting JWR was in the running to lead the NDP. 

Holy crap, Pondering - how the hell did you see this coming???

BREAKING NEWS: Jody Wilson-Raybould announces NDP leadership bid

 

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