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11 years ago @ Macleans.ca - The Oda ado: overblown? · 0 replies · +14 points

Agreed.

11 years ago @ Macleans.ca - The Oda ado: overblown? · 2 replies · +6 points

What I am saying--what I think I have been very careful to say--is that the responsibility is hers, whoever wrote "NOT". So, no, there's no "Don Corleone" question and your point is off target. The question is whether any wrong was done at all in the writing of the "NOT". If it was substantially wrong to do so, she is responsible, period. As minister she is arguably responsible even if she didn't know it was done!

11 years ago @ Macleans.ca - The Oda ado: overblown? · 4 replies · +16 points

She could have actually approved the funding, changed her mind after the document left her desk, and phoned somebody to order it changed. But it IS true that if she personally wrote the "NOT", she has been lying to Parliament; and on that score I am not an advocate of mercy. If she is guilty I am happy to help build the gibbet.

11 years ago @ Macleans.ca - The Oda ado: overblown? · 4 replies · +17 points

If people perceive me as fulfilling that function, I'm completely happy with it.

11 years ago @ Macleans.ca - Pull the other one, Pu... · 0 replies · +2 points

Why would you assume someone was "making up stuff" instead of just making a math error? I suppose I should be pleased by the presumption of wickedness instead of stupidity (the actual source of the problem).

11 years ago @ Macleans.ca - Pull the other one, Pu... · 1 reply · +4 points

Sure, I only meant to specify that he doesn't flog Labour in this particular speech.

11 years ago @ Macleans.ca - Pull the other one, Pu... · 10 replies · +16 points

Right, I'd obviously dislike Pullman because he's an atheist. Are you quite sure you're careful enough about the whole "Knowing what the hell you're talking about" thing? http://richarddawkins.net/articles/571

11 years ago @ Macleans.ca - Spidenfreude · 0 replies · +1 points

"People have been flying in the theatre for over 100 years"? Accurate, but I'd have gone with "2,500". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mechane

11 years ago @ Macleans.ca - How gassy · 0 replies · +2 points

Yes. It is a problem "then" in some hypothetical nightmare future where gas drilling turns the world into a reeking thirsty wasteland of spontaneously exploding farmhouses. (You can't believe I'M serious?)

11 years ago @ Macleans.ca - Where are they now? · 12 replies · +7 points

Yes, it certainly would be surprising...if either man were in fact American. Velshi's from Toronto and Anglin is a Montrealer.