17 Replies to “Shoot to Thrill”

  1. Patels isn’t a half-wit. He’s psychotic:

    “That paper is filled with dangerous ideology (the kind that not only has been proved on several occasions throughout history to be wrong, but also is the product of a diseased mind), with people writing for it who sympathize with criminals and terrorists on a regular basis.”

    *shudder*

  2. By the way, if those bullet holes in the picture look familiar, they should. They’re taken from a Conservative online campaign last year responding to the GreenShift idea that suggested Stéphane Dion be shot full of holes. I don’t seem to recall Stephen Taylor or Mr. Patels having much of a problem with that proposition…

  3. in fairness, i think it was fairly explained that the holes were to mean dion’s plan was full of holes.

    they do suck at web design.

    KEvron

  4. well, they did have the poor sense to use “bullet holes” in their graphic. again, lousy design skills, coupled with the idea that, for them, bullet holes are probably the first kind of hole that came to mind.

    KEvron

  5. well, they did have the poor sense to use “bullet holes” in their graphic. again, lousy design skills, coupled with the idea that, for them, bullet holes are probably the first kind of hole that came to mind.

    You don’t know to what degree Albertans (who currently control the Conservative party) hate French people. I’m sure most of them had orgasms at the thought of Dion being shot.

    The province has always been like that; nothing but bigoted, half-witted, KKK-loving rednecks.

  6. The province has always been like that; nothing but bigoted, half-witted, KKK-loving rednecks.

    Whoa, now. That’s an unacceptable stereotype. “KKK-loving”? Come on. Be fair. There are plenty of Aryan-Nation loving rednecks as well.

    Seriously, though, we need always to make a distinction between Albertans and their loud-mouthed élite, something I often omit to do. The combined federal Liberal/NDP vote consistently matches the “Conservative” vote out there (admittedly, Alberta’s chronically low voter turnout might be skewing the numbers).

    You’re right about their Gallophobia, though; it seems to be an official religion out there. Surprisingly, a student once educated me on the virulent anti-Acadian feeling in some quarters of New Brunswick. She told me that, every year on Acadia Day in her home town, a bunch of Orange Order thugs come by to ruin the party–nothing violent, just obnoxious enough to be spoiling. This was just a few years ago. Incredible.

  7. Sir Francis: Shoudn’t you be over at Prairie Wrangler’s pointing out how everyone is wrong some more?

    … 😉

  8. Let’s not be dissing our good friends in Alberta, of which there are still many, despite being a stronghold of right-wing, pseudo-conservative power these days. You might be surprised at how “progressive” the government there is in practice, superficial appearances and rhetorical bluster notwithstanding.

  9. Shoudn’t you be over at Prairie Wrangler’s pointing out how everyone is wrong some more?

    Occupe toie d’tes oignons, cibouère.

    At any rate, I seem to have convinced them. I need a new rabble of uneducable dunces to perform an heuristic miracle upon.

    Incidentally, I hope you’re not implying that everyone is not wrong. What the fuck kind of defeatist attitude is that?

    Oh, and have you been “wandering” around on Maclean’s blogs lately?

  10. I’ll never forget Ralph Klein’s press conference in which he objected to Chrétien’s decision not to participate in the illegal, immoral invasion, where he literally spat out the word “French.”

    Albertans are an embarrassment, not just to Canadians, but to the entire world.

  11. I need a new rabble of uneducable [sic] dunces to perform an heuristic miracle upon.

    For the first time in my life, I laughed so hard I had to wipe off my computer screen. And I’m not talking about a minor issue here….I ate a poppy-seed bagel about an our ago.

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