Friday, September 12, 2008

Electoral Word of the Day: Discourse

Yeah, the "Electoral Word of the Day" is a rip off of Colbert's "Word" segment, but my title has more words in, so it's way better.

Or, imitation is the best form of flattery.

I just hope Viacom doesn't sue me for a billion dollars.

Anyhoo, on to "Discourse".

Politics is about how we will live together without having to resort to violence to settle our differences.

Mind you, Lester Pearson claimed "Politics is the skilled use of blunt objects."

And this is a guy who won a Nobel Prize.

Actually, I think he may have been referring to political discourse, rather than nuclear weapons.

A Flash based animation of a bird defecating on the shoulder of a political rival is a blunt object.

However, it is not the "skilled use" of a blunt object.

And this does not improve political discourse.

The issues discussed during an election can affect how we live, it may even become life and death for some people.

Surely, this deserves something better than simple animation and a lowbrow joke vaguely related to a party member who isn't Prime Minister.

Speaking of "vaguely related":

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