Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Joyous Kwanzaa, and just general warm salutations, ES Nation.
Well, I'm about a quarter of the way through my move into a smaller, albeit more convenient, apartment. This explains the lack of new postings recently.
I wanted to thank everyone for contributing their comments to the posts thus far, and want to encourage you all to keep it up! Your remarks, whether critical of my view or supportive of it, contribute to the "enlightened" tone of discussion we're trying to set up around here. I want to let everyone know that, so long as they're expressed in a civil way and at least grammatically recognizable as english (or close to it), I welcome ALL comments, not just those in support of my position.
In fact, that brings me to my next point: I'm soliciting opinions on a few items for upcoming entries to the blog... I'd like to know what you think about any (or all) of the following 3 topics:
1. Jean Chretien's involvement in the Stephane Dion leadership of the Federal Liberals
2. Stephen Harper's Senate reform proposals
3. The political polarization of North America, and the "Left-Right" labels - what do they mean?
If you'd like to share your insights with me, while I try to get mine into something legible and suitable for publication, contact me at my email (rather than posting as a "comment" on this post). The address is amishbuggyracing (at) gmail.com
Obviously, use the "@" instead of (at), just trying to keep junk mail off my account.
Thanks again for reading, ES Nation... don't worry, I'm not ignoring you, just trying to build up a good, righteous, vitriolic rant to get everyone in the New Year's spirit. :)
Hi ES - re 3 questions:
1 Dion must be very careful not to give oxygen to the Martin-Chretien wars again - regardless of his fealty to his political mentor.
2 Harper Senate Reform proposal is like the GST cut - great political optics but pointless government policy...it will not result in any positive change until we get into the need to rebalance the overall membership on a provincial population basis. The Alberta election list model might even erode the diversity of Senate membership we can get via direct appointment and we sure do not need "elected" Senators feeling they have the need to use their legislative power too. It wouild be all bad if that were the case.
3 When Scott Brison formerly of the CPC and Bob Rae formerly of the NDP are writing election policy for the federal liberals because they are former leadership candidates - what does Left and Right mean anymore?
I enjoy your Blog and its contribution to real conversations.
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