im willing to open this up to discussion to check the merits of that crack made, ill defend whatever for the sake of some interesting discussion, otehrwise we can restrict the thread to belinda,Originally posted by OTIS
don't hijack the thread, especially with such a weak-ass defense.
why do you routinely comment on female tribe members' appearances when you're debating with them in here? you've done it to me before and i've seen you do it to other girls. why don't you just stick to the subject matter?Originally posted by judge wopner
i forgot that we are supposed to kisss girls asses who are know cuties on tribe, even in the politics forum. i cant wait to see who will quote your post and agree, mabey even send you a PM later to get more attention.
did you think by me suggesting you may be cute meant that your opinion doesnt count? not at all, it definately speaks to peoples tendency to agree with others, this board included. i disagree with any merit in your accusationOriginally posted by Booty Bits
i think the fact that you mention some 'tribe cutie' status (which btw is totally out of leftfield) to discount my opinion goes to show your perspective better than any rebuttal i could formulate.
oh i forgot i cant be a jerk off in the politics forum, its all business all the time.Originally posted by janiecakes
are you fucking nuts? you think he's telling you that your absolutely retarded defense is weak-ass because bb is a 'tribe cutie?'
You know, to me it's not just the comments, it's the fact that you have no idea about the extent of her ability to manage or lead. You've made all sorts of assumptions about her business experience, which all happen to be negative. Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't Preston Manning a school teacher before he jumped right into politics? Aren't there a lot of business people who've jumped into the political ring for many reasons...being bored I'm sure ranks right up there.Originally posted by judge wopner
like i said, i wanted to open this up and have discussion about sexism in general...
Ok... you know, I've actually been giving this a lot of thought, and I personally don't think it was thisOriginally posted by Littlest Hobo
Good for Belinda. Loyalty above all, save Honour, that is a good way to live your life. And there is no honour in teaming up with treasonous bastards aka the conservative/bloc alliance.
That being said, the whole dumping of McKay does call her character into question. Love transcends politics, so I hope the timing of this is all a big coincidence. Otherwise, that's pretty opportunistic.
word. this is what i've been saying.Originally posted by Polymorph
Ok... you know, I've actually been giving this a lot of thought, and I personally don't think it was this
blatantly shrewd, calculating move on Belinda's part at all. In fact, I think this was real gut level shit, and we (and she) still don't know how it's all going to play out ("optics" wise)...
I think this was Belinda, last weekend, seeing a confidence vote coming up next Thursday (today), that may well go the Conservative way,
where she would have no choice but to tow the Conservative policy line, and then for the next forever be stuck in an increasing far right-wing, dickhead 'boy's club' as a moderate voice (on social policy), perpetually marginalized when it comes to said social policy agendas.... and hating Stephen Harper but not really being able to do anything about it and so on and so forth..
And so she saw a future that she hated, and, deciding she would rather be over 'there' as opposed to 'here', she pinched her nose and JUMPED....
And scored a triple fucking play.
So...what? Is it a 'lack of integrity' to decide not to stick with a situation that you hate?
Is it 'whoring' to jump ship to where you perhaps should have been in the first place.
While your former party makes Machiavellian manoeuvres with the Bloc...
I think it's all just impression management due to his party rather than his own sentiment. Harper committed Mckay to "being really hurt" in the initial press conference held - they didn't let Mckay talk until a day later. It's not like Mckay is going to come out with a spring in his step and make his leader look all the more out of touch with his party right after a member left.Originally posted by Skipper
Er, this is my first post in this thread, perhaps even in this forum, so bare with me...
Regarding Peter McKay, god, he is being such a pussy. Right now I'm staying with my parents not too far from where Peter's family lives - his sister is actually my parents neighbor. Small world. Anyways, the press coverage on the breakup (compared to the political side of the move) down here is ridiculous. Peter gave an interview from his father's farm to the Chronicle Herald of Halifax and he was just going on about how hurt he is and so on.
and I really think for his own professional image he needs to suck it up. for one, they were only dating for several months. two, if Belinda is refusing to comment on it, why is he giving in? to get pity votes? oh, feel bad for me, my girlfriend is now a liberal and she dumped me, and I'm this cute heartbroken small town dude.