Thursday, September 11, 2008

We can all get along!

No, I didn't add a picture of Rodney King to a blog post about a Canadian election by accident.

I've probably misspelled words, dropped mixed metaphors and added random punct. Uation?

But I've never added a picture to a blog post by accident.

In the midst of the Los Angeles riots after the surprising(?) verdict of his trial, King asked:
"People, I just want to say, you know, can we all get along? Can we get along? Can we stop making it, making it horrible for the older people and the kids?...It’s just not right. It’s not right. It’s not, it’s not going to change anything. We’ll, we’ll get our justice....Please, we can get along here. We all can get along. I mean, we’re all stuck here for a while. Let’s try to work it out. Let’s try to beat it. Let’s try to beat it. Let’s try to work it out."
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You'd have to be heartless not to feel for a man who was thrust into the media spotlight in such a horrible circumstance.

Okay, enough about vaguely related history.

Harper claims Parliament is dysfunctional, and maybe it is, but when it comes to TV debats, the New Democratic and Conservative parties have found a way to "just get along".

In order to prevent Green Party leader Elizabeth May from making Harper look like he doesn't care about the environment while simultaniously stealing votes from the NDP's base, Harper and Jack Layton both came up with different reasons to block May's participation in a televised debate of party leaders.

Harper claims May is an operative of the Liberal Party, "Ms. May is basically presenting the same positions as Mr. Dion and she supports Mr. Dion as Liberal leader," as reported in the National Post.

Meanwhile, Layton claims to want to follow the rules, "The networks decided they will stick with the old rules and we support that," again, reported in the National Post.

So much for improving political discourse, but at least they're getting along.

Related Links

Green leader blames Harper, Layton for being barred from debates [National Post]
What are Harper, Layton and Duceppe afraid of? [1337Hax0r]
May calls out Harper, Layton for boycott threats

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