Monday, November 27, 2006

Warren, Meet Thomas

As of 9:00 am, about 300 names on Warren Kinsella's on-line petition to "oppose recognition of any province as a 'nation'". Many of these names are familiar to Bloggers but, it goes without saying, totally obscure to non-bloggers.

And one of them (assuming its legit) is that of Thomas Hubert (number 34), whose remarks re Israel sparked a round of witch-hunting within the Liberal Party during August of this year. In the midst of this nasty string of incidents, Warren referred to young Thomas as "evil and reptilian".

Good Lord! How things turn about. Will Warren apologize to young Thomas? How can he square his earlier remarks with the fact that this allegedly evil reptile is one of the pitifully few beings willing to stand with him in his defense of Canada? Surely his very concept of Good and Evil will need rebalancing.

As for me, I intend no ridicule other than towards Kinsella, who deserves constant ridicule. So my advice is: sign the petition if you want. But if wise men like Dion and Rae are willing to accept the Quebec motion, then I am personally convinced that it is nothing more than a love valentine from The ROC and, although Gilles Duceppe and his seperatist allies will find in it some rhetorical ammunition, they will find nothing of practical (legal) value. In two weeks we will be back to debating the environment, which is as it should be.

h/t to Pebbles Take.


Anonymous said...

You are a nobody.

jeff davidson said...

i hope you're right.

Anonymous said...

It appears that the drafters of the petition have not read the motion as moved in parliament.

Here's the text of the motion from November 24th: 'That this House recognize that the Québécois form a nation within a united Canada.'

Yet the petition speaks of recognizing as a nation not a people--the Quebecois--but a province--Quebec.

They're two different things, the province of Quebec and les Quebecois, and the motion--if passed--would not recognize any province as a nation.

Warren K and friends should read more carefully.

Anonymous said...

It appears that the drafters of the petition have not read the motion as moved in parliament.

Ah...good ol' Warsy. Performing his usual rhetorical kabuki to confuse the masses.

Anonymous said...

I liked Lawrence Cannon's definition of a Quebecois at his press conference ...

Paraphrased: "If'n ya wuzzn't on the boat with Champlain, or ya cain't claim a family linkage to his heirs and ASS-igns, y'all izz not a Quebecois."

I can imagine the "standoff" between Mordecai and Bernard Landry, with Bernard claiming Mordecai was being 'hateful.'