Feb 25, 2013 at 02:18:44
“Yeah yeah, McFarlane's whole schtick is being 'edgy' with classic misogyny and mocking the other, "it's just a joke," but the 9 year old doesn't need to be sexualized, the accomplished actress doesn't need to be objectified, and these things aren't all that funny to begin with, 'ain't-i-a-stinker' grin or not.
Not that it doesn't happen every year, I guess.”
leanforward on Feb 25, 2013 at 12:37:06
“no 9 year old was sexualized, pull-eeze and yes I know what youre refering too”
Dec 17, 2012 at 17:58:40
“Why is May so far away... Clark has plenty of time to do more damage.
And who else but the BC Liberals could make Adrian Dix look appeaing? Do we get a third choice?
Last time out the choice was between 'one more for the road' Gordo and 'could you be more unpleasant' Carole James... no wonder more than half of us stayed home.
Does Liz May's brilliant parliamentary effort help the BC Greens? Does anyone even know Jane Sterk's name?
Don't we deserve better than two whole shades of self-interested bureaucrats to choose?”
MCDinBC on Dec 18, 2012 at 11:35:42
“Unfortunately, you're quite right. If James was still leader, Clark would actually have a chance. I've met Dix, and I wasn't all that impressed...but he knows it's his to lose. we do deserve better...but we're not going to get it.”
Dec 4, 2012 at 20:52:51
“This symbolic action with no real content by a few rowdy kids has really...
not changed anything in the least.
Why is this the stop story? Didn't things happen today? Isn't the house in another marathon sitting as the opposition tries to get the Tories to see reason on yet another impractically large and far reaching bill that might actually change things in this country?
“Thank goodness Dez is gone. Christina might actually give someone not on her team a compliment sans backhand, and feign enthusiasm for someone other than her boy. (Amanda doesn't know who she is, but Dez is 'so versatile?' et. all)
And I love Cody, but he's a lot more sizzle than steak.
Can anyone explain Terry's appeal? He sings rock songs, yes, but only decently. Certainly not a voice for the ages. He always falls short of the big moments in the big old arena rockers, yet the crowd goes wild.”
ashleynicole728 on Nov 28, 2012 at 06:35:15
“Agreed on ALL points. I think Cody is a great entertainer but he just isn't on the same level as some of the other contestants.
I haven't seen Terry's appeal since day one. I've tried and tried, but I just don't get it.”
Nov 17, 2012 at 22:11:50
“No offense, but... 'Improved Americans' - thin line between proud and arrogant, isn't it...
No, we haven't started wars, but that doesn't make Canada a dove.
The government under Harper has increasingly militarized Canada's image - they've made additions to the new citizenship guide suggesting military service, appealled to traditionalists by resuming the use of 'Royal Canadian,' the new passport design will incorporate 'military history' into the backgrounds of the stamp pages, they diverted millions of dollars to celebrate the centennial of the glorious war of 1812, and have stepped up to bat to say things like 'a threat to Israel is a threat to Canada' and invited fear-mongering about Iran into the national discourse. The Conservatives have campaigned on the issue of 'arctic sovereignty,' and portray new purchases as a vigilant effort to 'protect' a nation that has never been under direct threat from a foreign power. When Harper goes up North, he doesn't address the fact that at any given time over 20% of aboriginal communities lack potable water, he poses on tanks. The conservatives have deried the 'wimpy' beaver and suggest replacing Canada's resilient emblem with the fierce Polar Bear. Jason Kenney and many of the conservatives have a dismissive and haughty attitude toward the UN, even (seriously?) suggesting withdrawal, so as to strut about on the world stage without being told to mind our own garden.
Now, okay, that's all talk, but people can hear it.”
Nov 17, 2012 at 20:32:06
“Surely the rest of the world loves Harpers commitment to 'trade.'
The rest of the world has this warm fuzzy feeling about Canada as that sort of odd, sort of cold bit that keeps quiet next to its neighbour...
How /educated/ are the respondents?”
leroybrown on Nov 17, 2012 at 21:20:45
“The rest of the has more than a fuzzy feeling about Canada. And most Canadian's when they go abroad fail to let people know that we are a proud lot. I'm a proud Canadian myself.
I tell everyone abroad that we are 'improved American's. We're easy going,polite and not arrogant. Then I top that off by telling everyone that we don't start wars.
That usually stops everyone in their tracks.
Libertarian Ron Paul said the U S has to stop playing policeman to the rest of the world. The U S can't afford it and besides they are unappreciated for all they've done. Pakistan will take a hand out and then it puts a knife in the U S's back. Then look at that hell hole of Afghanistan where they think nothing of executing an American soldier that is there to help.
2014 can't come fast enough for the U S when it comes to that uncivilized country.”
“The chemistry that Adam Scott and Amy Poehler have cultivated on Parks and Recreation is certainly much more credible than it was, but to the infinite credit of Party Down, I just don't think a person can beat Henry Pollard and Casey Klein. Just natural sizzle.”
Nov 5, 2012 at 15:58:30
“Another article linking entitlement to young people staring a broken system in the face and saying 'really, this is what we've agreed to?' Never see the entitlement word broken out when talking about yet another company found guilty of fraud, a member of the government unwilling to answer specific questions about their legislation, or even, heaven forbide, when a member of our hereditary monarchy cruises through the colonies to the delight of the media and the peasants.”
NTodd on Nov 5, 2012 at 16:52:15
“You're quite right. There's something nefarious going on here that You've out your finger on. The word "entitlement" gets thrown about a lot these days, but what does it really mean? It actually implies a relation of trust and obligation. Those who are constantly going on about "entitlement" are, consciously or not, arguing against people being able to trust one another. More to the point, the finger-pointers are denying that a trust relationship has any connection to obligation. These two relations -- trust and obligation -- are the bedrock of all human society, and are the basis of our continued survival. By constantly demonizing "entitlement", the yammerers are selfishly trying to escape their obligations as participants in human society, while still expecting to be able to invest their trust in others (and receiving reciprocal obligations). It's a sick and twisted word game, and it engenders a corrosive and ultimately fatal rupture of the social bonds that ensure individual survival.”
“I too, fondly recall Obama's divisive campaign against women's issues, the many times he's said he's not worried about the very poor and of course, the incidents where he has, behind closed doors, written off half the country in favour.”
Sep 10, 2012 at 18:47:42
Canada British Columbia
“Facts have no place in public awareness campaigns!
(And any campaign about marginalization which lacks the perspective of intersectionality and focuses on a single binary is just as unhelpful as none at all)”
HagueAbductions on Sep 13, 2012 at 14:55:58
“Language is part of the defining characteristic of reality,” according to Debord; however, according to Pickett , it is not so much language that is part of the defining characteristic of reality, but rather the collapse, and some would say the failure, of language. However, Sontag suggests the use of capitalist narrative to attack capitalism. An abundance of discourses concerning neodialectic feminism exist.
Thus we have to choose between capitalist narrative and textual theory. Several narratives concerning not theory per se, but subtheory may be revealed.
In a sense, Lyotard uses the term ‘neostructural semanticist theory’ to denote a self-sufficient totality. A number of conceptualisms concerning presemantic narrative exist.