There is much, much, much, much on the agenda today. Let’s get right to it…
First, and foremost, I was extremely disappointed in the performances of the Leafs and Canucks tonight. Winning is NOT performance, people. How are we ever supposed to finally realize that something is not quite right with both of these teams if they make it into the playoffs? If they get in, all of the “blow it up and start over again” crowd will shout, “Hurrah! We made it – Stanley Cup, here we come!” Put us all out of our misery and blow the rest of the season.
The SK Party wants the NDP to apologize for the portrayl of former Liberal Premier Jimmy Gardiner in the recent Tommy Douglas movie. First of all, does the SK Party want an apology for themselves or for his family? I’m not exactly clear on that, and the article from CBC.ca doesn’t exactly clear things up. Secondly, is this really happening? It’s a MOVIE. NOT MADE BY THE NDP but by a PUBLIC broadcaster called the CBC. Ask the CBC for an apology. Yes, the NDP put money into it, but it was for the man who founded their party. The SK Party would do the same for Elwin Hermanson, if anybody ever actually cared. Or knew who Elwin Hermanson was. Thirdly, why does the SK Party want an apology for a LIBERAL PREMIER. That’s like Stephen Harper asking that Jean Chrétien be pardoned for Shawinigate. Honestly, it doesn’t make any sense. Fourthly (is that a word??), haven’t you people ever heard of poetic license? Things get taken out of context or moved around to give the story more dramatic strength. Fifthly, it’s the TOMMY DOUGLAS story. Not the JIMMY GARDINER story. Of course Tommy’s going to get the benefit of the doubt. Sixthly, nobody anywhere would ever have heard of Jimmy Gardiner had it not been for this movie. And seventhly – the family is worried that when this movie is shown in Saskatchewan schools, there will be backlash against Gardiner. This movie will never get shown in Saskatchewan schools. We learn about Louis Riel. Not Tommy Douglas. We do not celebrate our heroes in Saskatchewan. Particularly those that actually triumph.
Ashley MacIsaac wants to run for the Liberal leadership bid in December. I can’t wait to see this. The Liberals are going down in star power, though. First it was Bono, and now, MacIsaac? If the Liberals want to keep this leadership bid from becoming even more of a laughing stock than it already is (because nobody wants to run…), they’d better give this guy some pot, spin him around a million times and then send him away.
I can’t remember if I commented on the upcoming Junos, but here goes. Have you seen the list of Album of the Year contenders? It’s to be a joke. Or a blatant plug for this year’s Canadian Idol. Ridiculous. You’re telling me that you couldn’t find better albums than Kalan Porter’s 219 Days and Rex Goudie’s Under the Lights? The same two are up for Artist of the Year? What the hell? I know I’m going through a country faze, but what about that part of Canadian music that is humming along better than ever? How about ANYONE ELSE?!?! I don’t understand it…
I could be on strike at the end of the month. This potentially sucks (I’m trying to rid the word from my vocabulary, but no such luck yet…). If we strike, I’m not picketing. I’m relaxing. At home. If I’m not going to get paid, I’m not going to picket. What a good little socialist I am. Tommy Douglas would not be so proud of me.
I’ve been thinking alot about Tommy Douglas a of late. I just wonder what he would do with what he saw. Provincially, I don’t think he’d be very happy. Federally, well, things are not too bad. It is very clear that this country needs another visionary like Tommy Douglas to step up and stir the pot. Politically, things are very much at a standstill in this country, which isn’t helping matters. Where are you 21st century Tommy Douglas or – better yet – Tina Douglas?