Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Finally. A Politician With A Pulse.

What a relief to hear someone speaking with the people for positive energy , memory of traditions and hope. He isn't offering a new program, he is rejecting the old programs.

Lest We Forget:

Hu has contradicted initial expectations that he was a closet liberal. He is currently seen as a hard-liner in regard to liberalising the Chinese media, as well as in regard to political reform.

Hu has been very cautious with regards to the Internet, choosing to censor politically sensitive material to a degree more strict than the Jiang era. In February 2007, Hu embarked on further domestic media controls that restricted primetime TV series to "morally correct" content—he objected to lowbrow stuff including some reality shows—on all Chinese TV stations, and listed "20 forbidden areas" of coverage on news reporting.

"The establishment came down with a constitutional package which they put to a national referendum. The package included distinct society status for Quebec and some other changes, including some that would just horrify you, putting universal Medicare in our constitution, and feminist rights, and a whole bunch of other things."
- Conservative leader Stephen Harper, then vice-president of the National Citizens Coalition, in a June 1997 Montreal meeting of the Council for National Policy, a right-wing American think tank.

Read about Harper's return to Session today...


tweetey30 said...

You know we watched some of Bush's State of the Union speech last night and we seen Obama and Hillary and it was funny. Hillary looked absolutely bored off her butt and Obama had this look on his face. Something like he was really listening.

Candy Minx said...

Hi Tweetey, I recorded Bush's "speech" and every time I tried to watch it I would fall asleep. I know it's the usual final speech of a President to be boring...but this one of Bush's last night was beyond boring. It was out-of-touch and stale. I didn't manage to stay awake so I deleted my recording of the speech. Better to watch Jon Stewart's recap!

Tweetey, it's a bit different in Canada...we don't put our politicians on a higher level than the population, no dreams of saviour or honor...no pedestals.We expect them to be down-to-earth and take care of tolerance and social programs...god knows how Harper managed to get elected. I think people hadnot realized what a freaky right winger he was...he tried to change his image. That's why I hang on to that quote from 1997. He has never addressed it or apologized.


Politicians don't have pulses.

They have ambitions.

Cynicism is the only way to avoid disappointment.

Candy Minx said...

Hi 4Dins, yep they are all full of shite ain't they? I vote by picking the one that seems to do the least damage. I believe choosing a life as much outside the game as possible is the only way to go...

I tried to find some slippers tonight and every store every fricking slipper was made in China...so cold bare feet around this joint so far...

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