Monday, August 6, 2012

Is Duchesneau a Game Changer?

First things first.

I'm not going to endorse anybody or any candidate in this election, because firstly, it isn't going to affect your vote and secondly, it would only alienate those whose who disagreed with my choice.
It would also colour how readers viewed future posts as perhaps tainted or prone to giving a boost to my preferred party.

I remember when Charlton Heston became president of the NRA (National Rifle Association) the chief lobby group in America, promoting guns.
I sort of felt betrayed by his activism and never viewed his movies the same way.

Truth be told, there isn't anyone who excites me and there isn't any party seemingly worthy of my vote. In that respect, I'm sure many readers agree with me.

And yes, readers know that I have a friendship with Jean Charest that precludes me blasting him in public when I disagree with his policies, as I do more often than not. Enough said.

But yesterday the shoe dropped on the Quebec Liberal Party and the Parti Quebecois in the name of Jacques Duchesneau, who despite Marois' and Charest's brave faces, may represent an election game changer.

For months if not years, Quebecers have been looking for a Messiah to deliver them from the evil clutches of cronyism and corruption.

I haven't seen any survey, but I'd bet that if Quebecers were polled as to which election issue is most important, corruption would be the number one answer ahead of the economy, sovereignty, environment or taxes.

In one fell swoop the CAQ has energized the campaign and become a legitimate contender, not only to take more seats, but actually win the election.

Despite the brave faces of Marois and Charest, there is gloom and doom in the back rooms of the Liberal and PQ headquarters.

In his introductory press conference, standing beside a beaming Francois Legault, Duchesneau was absolutely breathtaking as a candidate, both humble and confident while fielding reporters attempts to trip him up with aplomb and verve.
I'm not talking him up, he will be a spectacular campaigner, from what I saw.
He's grown a humble and self-deprecating aspect to his demeanour that Quebecers love in their politicans, the same quality that won René Lévesque the hearts and minds of most francophone Quebecers.

Am I a fan?

Yes. I've known Jacques from the time he worked as regional commander up in the Cremazie station in Montreal and have worked for him and alongside him in a variety of charitable endeavours.
Is he the real McCoy? Yes he is.
He is undoubtedly the very best man for the job of public security minister, honest brave and fearless.
You can take my word on that, I have nothing to gain.

Remember when he was accused of being a crook by the real villains, those who had much to lose by Duchesneau's leadership of the corruption investigation?
The guilty along with the collusion of unscrupulous journalists planted all sorts of false allegations in the Journal de Montreal, which to its shame, printed a front page story accusing Jacques of election fraud and placing his picture among a gallery of alleged crooks.
It was, in my opinion, the darkest hour of the tabloid.

I told you then, before any other blogger or journalist dared, that he'd be vindicated, because I know the man.

Read my post; The Assassination of Jacques Duchesneau -Mob Mentality Sweeps Quebec


Am I doing exactly what I said I wouldn't, that is endorse a candidate?
I'll make an exception for Jacques, the first and last time I'll do it, I promise.

By the way, this in no way, shape or form means that I endorse the CAQ, too many questions linger.

So it now seems that  Quebecers have a legitimate choice between the same old, same old, or Left, right and now, 'Mr. Clean.'

It just may be that Jacques will overpower Francois Legault in the media spotlight, and for the CAQ, that may be a good thing.

For Madame Marois and Mr. Charest it may be time to be afraid, it may be time to be very afraid.

Watch the polls, the CAQ may get up to a ten point jump within a week or two.
If they don't, Quebecers were never serious about their complaints about corruption.

On another note...

I had a chance to review the Quebec Solidare election platform and if you are interested in a good laugh, download and read it, unfortunately in French only. Download the Platform

My favourite provision is an automatic guaranteed income of $12,000 starting at the age of eighteen. Now teenagers won't even have to go through the motions of getting bursaries to go to cegep.
They can live at home and collect $250 a week, smoking pot and watching music videos.
FREE MONEY!!! Yippeee....


SPOTLIGHT CANDIDATE OF THE DAY

By the way, I'm just starting to review the candidates from all the parties to report on stuff that the mainstream media has no time for.

There,  right off the bat is my favourite nutbar BILL CLENNET who as you can see in his campaign poster got all dressed up for his photo shoot.

Mr. Clennet is an lifetime activist, who is best remembered for being the beneficiary of the famous Shawinigan Handshake, administered by one Jean Chretien when he got too close to the Prime Minister.

Watch a video of the incident here. YouTube

Clennet is an old-time activist, militating for the 'downtrodden'  who has about as much chance winning his Hull riding as does Howard Galganov.

Good Luck to another Poteau!



A personal Olympic note:

I haven't been a keen viewer of the Olympics, somehow it hasn't lit my fire.

But I wish to congratulate Canada's ex-pat Jamaican community based largely in Toronto and  Montreal on the superb Gold and Silver performance of Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake, in what is perhaps, the Olympics most important medal.

Jamaica is not a 'big' country, not a 'wealthy' but rich in culture heritage and pride.
Many Jamaicans came to Canada for economic opportunity, but retain an attachment to the old country that is 'sans pareil!'
For a country of just 3 million to win both gold and silver in the most prestigious race is an accomplishment without comparison.
Be very proud, we Canadians share you happiness!

102 comments:

  1. Actually La Marois literally ran away from questions about Duchesneau at her press conference today.
    I will go out on a limb and say this hurts the PQunt more in the long run. They have spent so much time playing the holier than thou card on corruption and now their biggest weapon has been taken away!

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  2. He's grown a humble and self-deprecating aspect to his demeanour that Quebecers love in their politicans, the same quality that won René Lévesque the hearts and minds of most francophone Quebecers.

    Okay Ed, now I know you've been smoking. The man practically oozes cockiness, talks out of his ass, and it's pretty obvious that he has an authority problem... when he isn't the one in authority. I don't care that you and he are friends; the man has a hard-on for destroying Charest at all costs. To be frank, a sleazy ex-cop masquerading in yet another puritanical political cloak isn't what Quebec needs.

    Like all the others in this race whining about "integrity", the only entity Duchesneau is visibly interested in helping is his own.

    And to talk about the self-deprecating aspect Quebecers supposedly like in their politicians is ludicrous in an election campaign where individual political opportunism reigns supreme as candidate after candidate has thrown their narcissism into the ring:
    Léo Bureau-Blouin, Duchesneau, Duchesne, and Lisée.

    Ohhh the pomposity will flow like water and our province won't be the better for it.

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    1. Oh boy oh boy oh boy, App! You make that sound more delicious than anything the Iron Chefs can cook up on that Food Network program! Considering he can give Premier Goldilocks fits suddenly makes him to man to watch...at least for me.

      Maybe he can be the PLQ takedown guy, or at least drop them at best to minority status.

      I won't read the SQ's platform for I despise that Khadir's anti-Semitic slime-soaked guts and wonder why the feds haven't hog-tied him and his whole family like the animals they are, put them on a cargo plane and air drop their carcasses over Iranian air space (preferably without parachutes); furthermore, I'm not going to give myself a headache reading that merde in French, let alone English.

      Oh, and in that prior blog Editor provided with a portal link, I stand by that first commentary I wrote under my old nom de plume.

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    2. "He's grown a humble and self-deprecating aspect to his demeanour"

      It could be an act.

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    3. Adski: Politics IS an act! Why do you think so many entertainers become politicians? Interacting with the public at large is a very transferable skill between acting and politics, or being a stand-up comedian, etc. The Queen was very at ease doing that James Bond skit for the Olympics. She is a high profile public figure.

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  3. No one is as bad as JF Lisée, NO ONE.

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    1. I'd love nothing more than to watch the PQ start sliding in the polls as of this coming week and watching the proverbial boomerangs start flying at PQ headquarters where infighting is an open patent.

      The cherry on the sundae would be to see a showing as bad as the Bloc had in the federal election last year.

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    2. No one is as bad as JF Lisée
      Lisée has always struck me as a pompous snoot who cherrypicks facts to support his own half-baked conclusions. That the separatists hail him as some great intellectual has always been baffling to me.

      If anything what makes him "dangerous" is his ability to moonlight as a smartypants rather than his non-existent ability to actually be one.

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    3. What makes him so dangerous is that he seems to have an awful lot of people fooled. He‘s a very sinister man.
      I too hope to see the PQunt fall lower than they did with Andre Boisclair. If it means a Caq government, then so be it.

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    4. To the above detractors of the PQ: Never mind this Lisée clown. If Princess Pauline loses, and she probably will, you can observe her fellow piranhas turn on her and do what the strong do to the weak: Eat her! With perhaps the exception of René Lévesque, every leader since Lévesque, from Pierre-Marc Johnson through Landry and Boisclair, has been devoured by the party faithful. Why should this time be different? The trouble for them is, who's left? I think she's the last of the Old Guard, much like Contantine Chernyenko was to the Communist Party in the old Soviet Union.

      The next péquiste leader will have to take on the role Mikhail Gorbachev did--an overhaul of what separatism in Quebec really is, unless the CAQ can cause them to disband.

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    5. I don't think there was ever any doubt about this being Marois' final go. It's kind of ironic that after all these years of being in bed with the mafia (via public unions), the Parti Québécois has embraced their tendency of "whacking" those who don't come through.

      One thing I pretty much guarantee is that in the wake of Marois' dispatching will be a nasty, nasty war between, Lisée, Drainville and Pierre Duchesne. My only question is, which one of these chest-thumpers will adopt little Léo as their Anakin.

      BTW, folks, don't forget to keep putting pressure on Bureau-Blouin to give us a soundbite for this video: bit.ly/NcoUp2

      Don't just let him get away with it.

      If he wants to play in the big leagues, it's our responsibility to run him through his paces.

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    6. With perhaps the exception of René Lévesque, every leader since Lévesque, from Pierre-Marc Johnson through Landry and Boisclair, has been devoured by the party faithful.

      Him too.

      The next péquiste leader will have to take on the role Mikhail Gorbachev did--an overhaul of what separatism in Quebec really is, unless the CAQ can cause them to disband.

      Would this be more the Quebec version of Glasnost or Perestroika?

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    7. Is that a lilt of sarcasm in your keypunching, App? To answer your question, time will tell, and why shouldn't it be the PQ's Glasnost or Perestroika? The Old Guard, with the exception of Boisclair, was living through the Quiet Revolution, so they were witness to the full transformation. The Boisclairs and younger generations only read about it in the French school literature that insidiously lied about Quebec history in dem days.

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  4. Editor,

    Be very proud, we Canadians share you happiness!

    Speak for yourself since I certainly do not. I only support Canada and my country of origin in the Olympics. Everybody else are just opponents.

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  5. I had a chance to review the Quebec Solidare election platform and if you are interested in a good laugh, download and read it, unfortunately in French only.
    Something about monopolistic English unilingualism being evil yadda yadda yadda... yawn.

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    1. Was turning on its head Bourgault's famous quote about "Quand nous défendons le français chez nous, ce sont toutes les langues du monde que nous défendons contre l'hégémonie d'une seule."

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    2. Bourgault's statement oozes of hypocrisy, considering that it's coming from a French speaker.

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    3. Whenever I hear Bourgault's quote I'm reminded of the fact that Quebec Nationalists have done absolutely nothing at all to protect and defend aboriginal languages in Quebec - languages that are really threatened, unlike French.

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    4. I thought there was education in all the native languages in the cree lands?

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    5. So Quebec allows the Natives to teach their children in their own languages. How accommodating.

      Quebec has not passed any laws at all to protect or promote aboriginal languages...certainly nothing like Bill 101 with regards to French.

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    6. It's more than other provinces do to promote the native language, no?

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    7. We hold QC to a higher standard than other provinces. QC is a self-proclaimed beacon of linguistic diversity, where dedication to languages is a high priority, where the zeal for languages is radiant and beams around the world.

      You can't yap about winning a 100m dash at the Olympics, lose the race badly, and say that your neighbor Jacques didn't do much better (he didn't even run). Jacques never said anything about running, never expressed interest, never committed to it. You did.

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    8. I think the opposite, adski. I think Jacques is in a bad position to criticize you for losing the 100m dash if he's never gotten off his butt.

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    9. Jacques's position is bad, but so is yours. You're still falling short if you put actions relative to words. If you're yapping and doing little, and not yapping and doing nothing, it comes out to the same thing, or even to your disadvantage. So in absolute terms QC might be doing more for native languages than the RoC (I don't know if that's true but for the sake of this argument I'll take your word for it and assume it is). In relative terms, when actions are juxtaposed with declarations, it's falling way short.

      QC is concerned with linguistic diversity but only on a large scale (North America, world). To assure that, it believes in linguistic fascism on a small scale ("small" languages need to be crack a whip vs. the one arbitrarily labelled hegemonic). These two concepts are very hard to reconcile, they are essentially contradictory and depend on arbitrary definitions of diversity and hegemony, and arbitrary decisions as to what size territory is large enough to contain diversity, and what size is small enough to crush diversity. What size is small enough to allow hegemony, and what size is too large to combat hegemony.

      If North America was French, would Bourgault redefine the size reference? Would diversity be measured on global rather than continental scale? Is QC really so humanitarian as to want to enforce some continental-scale or world-scale or macro-scale diversity? Or is that just an excuse and a justification for a local-scale, province-scale, or micro-scale fascism? I'll let people decide that.

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    10. @ Yannick,

      "It's more than other provinces do to promote the native language, no?"

      What evidence do you have that this is true?

      There was an article in National Geographic magazine in July regarding endangered languages around the world. On a global map, several languages in Quebec were listed as threatened but were not named outright. I would hazard a guess that they were all aboriginal languages and not French.

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    11. Just general knowledge of the subject.

      First, I know that Education and Healthcare are provincial matters while Natives are federal responsabilities ; for that reason unless stated otherwise the provinces do not control the education of the natives which is completely "off the grid" of the provincial system. It's an exception for the province to support native education in any way or form.

      Second, I know that part of the James Bay accord that gave Quebec hydro rights in the north has them provide for schooling in the Natives' languages.

      I just put two and two together, but I may be wrong.

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    12. So you're saying that aboriginals in other Canadian provinces don't receive any schooling in their native languages?

      Here's an example. In the Nunavut territory, Inuit students receive some of their education in the Inuktitut language.

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    13. I'm saying that in other provinces whether or not Natives receive schooling in their native languages is totally up to the reserves and their own resources, which includes federal funding but a priori no provincial support.

      The territories are a bit different. Nunavut is of course majoritarily native and their support of native education is consequentially much better. The same is true of the North West Territories who receive special funding from the federal to support the protection of native languages. Special funding that other reserves don't receive.

      Compared to a province, though... I don't think I know of any that actively support the teaching of native languages other than Quebec. Note that I'm not claiming that Quebec is some kind of altruistic, stalwart defender of native culture : it was a result of the negotiation of the Bay James accord. I'm just listing the facts.

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    14. This article may give you a bit of context on native education.

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  7. I think it's only a good idea to give a chance to a third party - especially since most of the vote going to the CAQ seems to be siphoned off the PQ.

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  8. Where do you see its siphoned off the PQunt? No one knows yet.

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    1. www.threehundredeight.com has been following the polls regarding the CAQ since before its formation. You'll see that the CAQ and the PQ have been mostly swapping votes, a lot less with the PLQ.

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    2. Hope that trend continues. I don‘t care if its Legault or Charest, if the PQ is last September 4th will be a good day for humanity.

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    3. The inverse is true - if the CAQ vote plummets the PQ benefits more than the PLQ and they'll get in on a majority for sure.

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    4. Then I hope Duchesneau gives them a big jolt and I hope La Marois keeps fleeing from tough questions.

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    5. The PQ will be a disaster, especially for Montreal.

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    6. Et le PLQ sera un désastre pour TOUT le Québec.

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  9. I was going to vote strategically for Québec Solidaire as a way of cutting the grass out from under the PQ given that the PLQ has no chance of winning in my riding...and then I saw this: bit.ly/ROMQ1Z

    And that will always be the fundamental flaw with the left...they're socialists because they just don't fucking THINK.

    Oh and to any QS pamphlet stuffers who approach me, you can forget all about a polite refusal next time we cross paths. In being of 50/50 background, you've really pissed me off even more and I'll be extremely verbal about it next time you try to toss one of your flyers in my pocket...

    ...or if I'm in the right mood, I'll pull out a coin and give you a 50/50 chance of a civil refusal of your propaganda.

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    1. What is it about the video that angers you Harvey? How the stick figure bumps off the beaver representing Canada? Or just the unapologetic stance on seperatism altogether?

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  10. What offends me about the video?

    1. First, that whole thing about the beaver pretty much sums up the contempt that sovereignists of all stripes have for not only for Canada, but also the global anglo community. What's worse is that they're trying to court leftist-federalists and then turn around and put out that video. Of course, if you visit Twitter you'll find apologist sell-outs like ‏@EthanCoxMtl, stating how funny the vid is.

    2. Second, I can't stand leftist arrogance. The entire socialist model is built on leeching off the system and taxing those who've put in the blood, sweat and tears to get their businesses going. So when I see neo-communists being cheeky and arrogant, I take offense. They have no conceivable idea what their lives would be like if the "evil capitalists" suddenly pulled up their stakes and abandoned La Belle Pro en masse.

    Hell, to this day, some highly profitable chains like Popeye's Chicken refuse to set foot in Québec and with good reason.

    I mean when you see the PQ saying they'll siphon every last cent they can get from the natural resources industry, you see they clearly have NO UNDERSTANDING of the way in which this industry works and the inherent risks that come with exploration.

    Without going too deep, I guess you can say that I can't stand arrogant little pseudo-leftists hating on the very hand that not only feeds them, but also pays their iPhone bills.

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    1. I was expecting something completely brain-dead (their new platform to support the studies of all cegep goers, for instance; I just wanted to make sure I didn't miss something.

      To be honest I wasn't very insulted myself; I expect this kind of self-centredness on the part of Quebec souverainistes.

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    2. If I didn't know better, I'd guess this nom de plume is that of Howard Galganov. He always, always, always disses the left in this exact manner. BTW, that's perfectly fine. He is an entrepreneur who has worked hard to succeed, so I fully accept his point of view. He dislikes Obama more than I do!

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    3. Look at what the right-wingers think of us now... we're all a bunch of beaver rapists! It plays right into the "kick us of Confederation" crowd's point of view. No distinction is made between the extremists and the rest of us...

      http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/08/06/quebec-solidaire/

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    4. Harvey, amazing you mention Ethan NoCox. Isn‘t he just the example of the usual no count, elitist, sheltered, pampered fucking leftist child that never had to go out and fend for himself? There are a disgusting anount of those apologists on twitter and I think they are worse than the separatists themselves. NoCox actually compared himself to Andrew Coyne. Um no, pretty sure Coyne can wipe his own ass.

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    5. First, to Mr. Sauga, no my friend, I am no Howard Galganov. But yes, much like him, a good deal of my resentment for sovereignists stems from the fact that their movement is linked to defeatism, persecution complex and prejudice to those who are a success.

      In fact I was speaking with an American colleague yesterday and told him that a good number of my fellow Québécois hate me on the grounds that as a fracophone, I mastered English and made it in the American world. I am a sell-out according to them..."Un ostie'd'vendu!!"

      @The Cat - I have to admit that the English media does not do a good enough job of differentiating the different view points in this province and it really doesn't help how our fellow Canadians perceive us.

      @James - Hit the nail right on the head. In fact, you can go ahead and relish this fine piece of (ahem) journalism from Mr. Cox: http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/ethan-cox/fired-caq-candidate-kamal-lutfi-free-education-nationalizing-banks-and-wh-1

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    6. "Un ostie'd'vendu!!"

      J'aurais utilisé un autre terme moins flatteur mais comme à l'habitude je serai censuré.

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    7. Hehe...if you were to put all of S.R's posts in this one thread, I think you might finally have a full paragraph. Too bad none of it contributes anything to the conversation or elevates our opinion of him.

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    8. Un vendu est un vendu,même 12 paragraphes ne pourrons te convaincre de t'élever au dessus de Popeye's chicken (!).Une chose est certaine est que tu ne pourras jamais éffacer ton nom d'origine française et tes racines.

      À moins que...

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    9. I saw an outraged apologist today crying about the fear mongering in an article about the separacist threat that appeared in the Ottawa Citizen. Jesus these people are just so pathetic.

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    10. Harvey Dent, vis-tu maintenant aux États-Unis ou es-tu à nouveau citoyen Québecois?

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  11. "Hell, to this day, some highly profitable chains like Popeye's Chicken refuse to set foot in Québec and with good reason"

    Est-ce vraiment une mauvaise nouvelle monsieur le fin palais?...Popeye's chicken...MDR!

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    1. Je crois qu'ils sont conscients que PFK va bientôt fermer ses portes et que de moins en moins de personnes intelligentes mangent de cette merde.

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    2. Popeye's Chicken ROFL...

      Free fried chicken for everyone if Gaétan Barrette is elected!

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    3. Cora's are all over Canada now only english in every one Huh what about that

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  12. Alright editor, it's clear..S.R and Doug Nutt are the same. Lifetime ban perhaps?

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    2. It is certainly noticeable that the savior candidate is known for his stance against corruption. What does that say about Quebec?

      On another front, I have just learned of a foreign manufacturer of medical equipment that has pulled its product from Quebec hospitals because a Quebec patient complained that the instructions were in English. No one else makes this product. Good luck suckers.

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    3. time to say good riddance to dog nutts and coco loco

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    4. Hard to ban them unless they are required to sign in.. and then they can simply change names.

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    6. Lifetime ban because he doesn't share your opinion?

      I thought you liked democracy...

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  13. @Tazmandoo - in the beginning, I was planning to actually communicate with Seb Ricard (SR) & Doug Nutt in French, but he (not they) never contributes anything thought-provoking to the conversation. I believe they have a right to freedom-of-speech...

    ...on vigile.net, the Loco Locass forums and Ameribec, but not here.

    We already know Doug/SR. and his ilk hate everything that isn't "pure" francophone and white. Why even bother according him and his kind a voice?

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  14. "But I wish to congratulate Canada's ex-pat Jamaican community based largely in Toronto and Montreal on the superb Gold and Silver performance of Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake, in what is perhaps, the Olympics most important medal."

    I am very disappointed in you Editor. Jamaica finished 1st and 3rd in the women's 100M sprint. Where is the shout-out for the ladies??

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    1. No good deed goes unpunished.

      Editor was being civil and Canadian by saying good on you, congrats, and you look for something to whine about. He said he hasn't been into the O's so much yet you choose to crap on him for complimenting. no wonder we're going nowhere in this province.
      Like Trudeau said "here comes Quebec ready to be insulted again."...

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    2. I think some leftist/feminist/apologists have linked up here after stalking my twitter account.

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  15. Je ne crois pas que ceci va contribuer à l'amélioration de votre condition:

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151092462381473&set=p.10151092462381473&type=1&theater

    Merci!

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    1. Funny how you are one troll with three accounts and think you can fool people into believing that this is an act of a Canadian. We know you're the ones doing this to your owned racist signs to get your Taliban fervor up.
      Just like your HansLandaPatrice says on his site:
      “Our victory is only one Quebec flag being trampled on, away”

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    2. Vous trouvez celà "funny"?Peu importe,l'image circule sur FB et vous devriez surveiller vous-même vos petits talibans qui produisent des vidéos haineux sur YT.

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  16. If you ask the Pequiste immigration critic why POPEYES CHICKEN doesnt come into Montreal he will explain that chickens cant actually fly and it probably cant walk such a distance. He will tell you
    that he reads the comic strip and as far as he knows Popeye doesnt even have a chicken and he may be trying to smuggle Sweepea into the country disguised as a chicken. Sweepea doesn't speak French but neither does the chicken so it's best they don't come. Ed

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    1. Comment se fait-il qu'un commentaire aussi "GnanGnan"(insipide) et de plus anononyme reste sur le fil de discussion?

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    2. Dude, he signs his posts. Jeez!

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    3. @ Doug Nutt,

      If the Editor is allowing you to post under multiple names, then he should allow Anonymous comments as well.

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  17. Editor - Where it says 'select profile' everything I choose tells me YOUR URL HAS ILLEGAL LETTERS. The only way I can get in is using anonymous. If you want me to stop I will just drtop out. edbrown@bell.net

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    1. You can leave the URL empty and just put a name in the "Name/URL" option.

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  18. Although in this Editor post there are many comments saying things much as I would, I’m kind of just coasting through this one. As much as Editor is right about the corruption in this province, for me, it pales when compared to the institutionalized, socially engineered racism we are drowning in.

    Wherever in the world you look, there are politicians mixed up in corruption. This is a terrible fact of life, but the devastating effect of the vile racism that in this place, is constantly rammed into the soul of people beginning from as early as kindergarten, is a corruption of genocidal proportions.

    The devil is more than just in the details here…

    Disgraceful!!

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  19. WARNING: watch this (or listen, I should say) ONLY if it's been at least one hour since you last ate:

    http://tvanouvelles.ca/lcn/artsetspectacles/general/archives/2012/08/20120807-062402.html

    Oh God, I can barely hold down breakfast. How can anything be so damn cheesy?

    One thing I find ironic - our little sep, Ariane Moffatt recently released an album with English songs on it.

    If the Liberals want to win this one, they need to have their campaign song performed by either Metallica, Pink Floyd or Paul McCartney.

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    1. The Cat shared that one in the past thread. Completely cheezy!

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    2. So cheesy even Epic Meal Time wouldn't eat it!

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    1. What OQLFS.R-Doug-Nutt was trying to say is this

      Corruption in Québec must be stopped...but in order to stop it, you have to tackle this problem like you would attack a weed: you need to tear out its roots to ensure it doesn't come back.

      See, the Parti Québécois is so fucking obsessed with sovereignty that they embraced a "separation by any means necessary" stance, which we all know opened the door to the present day corruption we're all fed up with.

      PS - Be sure to check out @MichelLaurence on Twitter and what he has to say about Labrador.

      I mean face it - most of the corruption comes from where? That's right...the construction industry and who works closest with the construction industry...yup, the unions that back the PQ without reserve or question.

      So with all that being said, eliminating the sovereignist presence in our midst is the only chance we have of eliminating corruption.

      If Jean Charest's PLQ forms the next government, I hope he uses the next four years or so to create an anti-sovereignist team that clearly points out how useless and counter-productive the whole movement is.

      We all know that Pauline Marois is toast once she loses, and that the PQ will tilt closer to extinction at the prospect of being out of leadership for an entire 13 years, but we have to be proactive and accelerate their decline in popularity.

      Since the sovereignists have tendency to search for any little tidbit they think they can exploit into a scandal, I think they should be given their own medecine.
      Oh, and you know what tidbits I'm referring to:

      "Ici Bernard Drainville - we have held this press conference today to inform you that Christine St-Pierre, the very minister charged with protecting our French language, ate an English muffin for breakfast. And not only did she eat an English muffin, but we believe it was a corrupt muffin because it was produced by Bread Co., who's owner once held a church picnic in a park where Tony Accurso's third cousin Luigi happened to walk by...more details to come."

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    4. Harvey have you seen the new PQunt video and Jonathan Kay‘s take on it? Seriously you have to be one incredibly insecure, depraved and culturally starved individual to get off on this shit.

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    5. Tried finding it on Le Google, but nothing's coming up. Got a link?

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    6. Et voilà...Petit débrouillard

      http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2012/08/07/jonathan-kay-the-ethnic-vote-still-has-no-home-in-pq-ranks/

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    7. Pure Hitler-youth style propaganda.

      But hey, you gotta love how Pauline Marois, as of this morning decided to embrace a new turn in her campaign: http://www.lapresse.ca/actualites/elections-quebec-2012/201208/07/01-4562958-les-liberaux-menacent-lidentite-quebecoise-dit-pauline-marois.php

      First, she fucks up and says she has no regrets about the Gaspesia affair...which the wind blew right back in her face.

      She then let it slip that Jean Charest is anti-Québécois and would destroy the culture of La Belle Pro. That slip was better received and she was told to keep running with it.

      So I guess that's it...she's letting Duscheneau have the anti-corruption card and she's now going to take the KKKard.

      Man, these elections are making me crave some Popeye's.

      Anyone else in for a bucket?

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    8. Yeah its fucking scary, when she looked up at the sky it reminded me of the early shots in “Triumph of the Will.“ this obsession with identity is just plain scary. If the PQunt loses on September 4th it will be a good day for humanity.

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    10. Well just like the PQ commissioned the creation of Liberaux.net, why doesn't someone set up a site dedicated to The Real Pauline Marois?

      Besides, more and more, I keep hearing how many sovereignists don't know who to vote for because they simply don't identify with Marois. And let's face it - that's one of the reasons the separatist movement is floundering under her leadership.

      I mean, the movement's largest base is found in the lower-working class...people with a low income, little education and who don't care for the idea of traveling outside of LBP. When they see a "high falutin" queen of a woman with designer duds and a castle in an English part of Montreal, it's quite easy to see where the disconnect lies.

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    11. This is why I think Legault benefits. He has impeccable seppie credentials and he doesn‘t speak with that same gross-me-out hatred that La Marois and her friends speak with. So the disillusioned seppie vote+soft nationalist vote could be his.

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    1. To Doug Nutt, Popeye, OQLF, S.R.
      Using multiple signatures is not allowed.
      You are welcome to make as many comments as you want under S.R as long as you respect the netiquette rules posted at the top of the page. Your writing style makes your comments very easy to detect, that is why readers know when you post comments to your own posts. It isn't nice. This forum is open to all who respect the rules, regardless of opinion. Consider this a last warning. From now on you will not even see posts by OQLF or Doug Nutt appearing as being removed. They just won't be there. I have no interest in censoring your opinions, but you leave me no choice. Please take this advice seriously

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  23. The PQ and the QS both promise to enforce Bill 101 as it was implemented in 1976. Does this mean they will ignore all rulings from the Supreme Court? It wonders me how they are campaigning their programs as if there Quebec does not have a superior jurisdiction. Even if they do not want to acknowledge Canada, the fact remains that Quebec is but a part of Canada and the law system of Canada prevails over Quebec.

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    1. They seem to say that they will "reinforce" 101 using Curzi's private bill "as a base for a new 101."

      Presumably that does not include french-only signeage that would place them at odds with the Supreme Court.

      Scary nonetheless.

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