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banquo
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posted 13 January 2004 11:58 AM      Profile for banquo     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
http://www.cbc.ca/mondayreport/index.html is the homepage for the new show.

I wasn't sure where to open this topic.

It's great to see him back on the air. If last night's premiere episode is any indication he'll be making a lot of people squirm.

Jack Layton's mustache makes him look like a '70s porn star indeed!


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posted 13 January 2004 12:14 PM      Profile for Mandos   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I...wasn't as entertained by it as I was by 22minutes. I didn't like him going after the teachers for the OTPP. I don't believe the teachers have direct control over the pension plan. Do they?
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I thought he was pretty good, although I didn't laugh very hard at the OTPP bit. Mercer and the 22 Minutes gang are obligated to be equal-opportunity bashers or the right-wingers and their media friends will call the CBC hopelessly biased and communist and call for its immediate shutdown.
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posted 13 January 2004 12:44 PM      Profile for banquo     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
As one of the promos for the show said, he'll be after the "ordained, appointed, knighted and elected". No sacred cows.

Of course the Teachers have control. It's a phone call to the Fund administrator. And this isn't the first time these conflicts been pointed out either. I hope he, or anyone else for that matter, keep pointing them out until the Teachers Pension does something about them. They're unconscionable.

His rant about the Forces was spot on too.

Jack looked good in the leather eh?


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posted 13 January 2004 12:47 PM      Profile for Kevin   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Hinterland:
I thought he was pretty good, although I didn't laugh very hard at the OTPP bit. Mercer and the 22 Minutes gang are obligated to be equal-opportunity bashers or the right-wingers and their media friends will call the CBC hopelessly biased and communist and call for its immediate shutdown.

They're never going to stop doing that.


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posted 13 January 2004 12:47 PM      Profile for HeywoodFloyd     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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...or the right-wingers and their media friends will call the CBC hopelessly biased and communist and call for its immediate shutdown.

According to two polls that the CBC commissioned, most Canadians find it biased.

http://tinyurl.com/2bvw4


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posted 13 January 2004 12:48 PM      Profile for Kevin   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Case in point.
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posted 13 January 2004 12:49 PM      Profile for Scott Piatkowski   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by banquo:
Of course the Teachers have control. It's a phone call to the Fund administrator. And this isn't the first time these conflicts been pointed out either. I hope he, or anyone else for that matter, keep pointing them out until the Teachers Pension does something about them. They're unconscionable.

Well, actually, they don't. According to Securities Law, pension funds are administered by actuaries who are obligated to consider nothing other than rate of return whne making investments. OSSTF and others have complained when the OTPP invested in union-bashing Maple Leaf foods and The Toronto Sun, but they were ignored.

Notwithstanding this factual error, I thought the show was pretty damned funny.


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quote:
According to two polls that the CBC commissioned, most Canadians find it biased.

Thanks for making my point for me, Heywood. You could do me a favour by pointing out where, in that article you linked to, it's written "most Canadians find it biased" (it says a lot of things). I admit I can only skim the drivel pumped out by CanWest News service, as I'm avoiding aggravating my hiatus hernia with excessive gagging. In any case, only unthinking ideologues still try to maintain there is such a thing as unbiased reporting, and crap media corporations such as CanWest play this to the hilt in their efforts to bring down public broadcasting.


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quote:
Originally posted by Hinterland:
I thought he was pretty good, although I didn't laugh very hard at the OTPP bit. Mercer and the 22 Minutes gang are obligated to be equal-opportunity bashers or the right-wingers and their media friends will call the CBC hopelessly biased and communist and call for its immediate shutdown.

What are you saying? That making fun of left-wingers is only a necesary evil and is never well deserved?

Get real. I appreciate their balance because if they took sides, the show would be abouot politics, not comedy. When I tune in to the CBC on Firday nights, I'm not looking for politics, I am looking for comedy (although that may include political satire).

Some of my favorite sketches have been the ones making fun of the parties and politician that I support. I even signed the "Doris" Day petition while I was a card carrying member of the CA!

(Well okay I admit I didn't really support Stockwell all that much, but you get the idea).


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quote:
Originally posted by Gir Draxon:
I even signed the "Doris" Day petition while I was a card carrying member of the CA!

You admitting that on Free Dominion... now THAT would be comedy!


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What are you saying? That making fun of left-wingers is only a necesary evil and is never well deserved?

Yes, that's exactly what I'm saying Gir. Absolutely.

...jeez, mentionning right-wingers and the CBC is like waving the red flag in front of our Alliance bulls.


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quote:
Originally posted by Newbie:

You admitting that on Free Dominion... now THAT would be comedy!


Is that so? I guess we'll find out...


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posted 13 January 2004 02:55 PM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Gee, Gir. That borders on trolling. ipberg really ought to lighten up.

I agree with Mercer's opinion on Layton's moustache.

The problem is that Mercer stole the joke from ex-Leafs goalie, now Hockey Night in Canuckistan colourperson, Glenn Healy.

[ 13 January 2004: Message edited by: al-Qa'bong ]


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the FD'ers aren't taking it well.
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posted 13 January 2004 03:48 PM      Profile for banquo     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Hard to imagine FDers not being able to laugh at their own foibility.

Scott, back to the Ontario Teachers thingy...have you got a legal reference for the restrictions placed on their fund? I looked and can't find.


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posted 13 January 2004 04:22 PM      Profile for Tim     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
My understanding is that it's more complicated than that, and relates to pension managers' interpretation of their responsibilities. Here's one article, from 2000:
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In addition, pension fund administrators have interpreted their fiduciary responsibility in a way that has worked against shareholder activism. But there is a growing mood of restlessness among public sector employees, such as Ontario teachers who are members of Canada's largest pension fund.

"Pension funds, charities, churches, universities, and other institutions are going to be under increasing pressure from their stakeholders to adopt screens, shareholder advocacy and community investment," said Ellman. "I expect there will be a gradual loosening of the interpretation on fiduciary responsibility to permit this, and eventually there will be case law to enshrine it."


And it's worth noting that ethical investment doesn't have to mean lower returns: see notes from (Canadian) Social Investment Organization

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This pageat the OTPP notes it as a "fiduciary duty" and makes no mention of legality.

Elsewhere under "Care, diligence and skill" we find only this:

22. (1) The administrator of a pension plan shall exercise the care, diligence and skill in the administration and investment of the pension fund that a person of ordinary prudence would exercise in dealing with the property of another person.

There's a full list of their investments too.


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Here is the picture of Jack used on the show

This also seems to be the appropriate place to mention that Mercer is now officially gay and a non-NDPer.

If you pepper Canada's biggest stay-at-home celebrity with questions, he cowers under the scrutiny. He is shyly famous. Asked why he never talks about the fact that he is gay, he says it is un-Canadian to know too much about well-known people. Besides, if his audience knew too much about him, they might dismiss him as a commentator, he adds. "I don't tell you how I vote, either. If you do commentary, they're quick to judge you. When I was 16, I said I was NDP as a joke and people would say, 'Oh, don't listen to him, he's NDP you know!' "

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quote:
Originally posted by Gir Draxon:

Is that so? I guess we'll find out...


Well it was comedy for some of us anyway, but if I were your mother I'd be saying "And if Newbie suggested you jump off a bridge, would you do that too?" I'm not sure if I applaud your courage or deplore your recklessness... but if we were cops I don't think I'd want to partner with you.

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Poor Gir. He has a sense of humour, as contrasted by some who on FD who instantly take the participation in a joke as an attack.

Hell, I'd sign the moustache petition


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posted 13 January 2004 09:24 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Me too, Kevin.

And Gir, I've gotta hand it to you. You don't take a dare lying down.


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quote:
Originally posted by Newbie:
This also seems to be the appropriate place to mention that Mercer is now officially gay and a non-NDPer.

Actually, I wouldn't assume that this means that he's a non-NDPer or a non-anything. He's just saying that he doesn't believe in telling people what his personal politics are.

Edited to add: Hey this was my 1000th post!!!

[ 13 January 2004: Message edited by: Scott Piatkowski ]


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Besides, I think he's got the hots for Layton!!
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posted 13 January 2004 10:57 PM      Profile for Jimmy Brogan   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Yikes, banquo, I just got this horrible vision of Trudeaumania replayed in 2004 with Jack as Trudeau and a bunch of love-sick middle aged leathermen as the screaming teenies.

[ 13 January 2004: Message edited by: JimmyBrogan ]


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Hahaha!
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posted 13 January 2004 11:56 PM      Profile for Albireo     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Young man, Are you listening to me
I said, young man, what do you want to be
I said, young man, you can make real your dreams,
but you've got to know this one thing.

No man, does it all by himself
I said, young man, put your pride on the shelf
And just go there, to the Y.N.D.P.

...


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quote:
Originally posted by Scott Piatkowski:

Actually, I wouldn't assume that this means that he's a non-NDPer or a non-anything. He's just saying that he doesn't believe in telling people what his personal politics are.



But he did say that he said he was NDP "as a joke."


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Rick Mercer is the only honest and creditable political voice in the country.
He attacks all side equally when they are in need of his ascerbic but honest debunking!
He makes it clear that these are his personal opinions and so does not need to apoligize to anyone, nor kowtow to "party interests'

Keeping his personal alligences and private life out of it, contributes to his relevance!

If the rest of the country will follow Nunuvut and have government by consensus, sans political parties, with those running for office independent, the best thing to happen to the country would be
Rick Mercer, PM, Mary Walsh deputy PM,
Cathy Jones Minister of Arts and Culture,
Gord Holtham Fisheries,
Ferguson in Finance,
Luba in Foreign affairs,...
The Codco Coilition would be the end of politics as it currently exists and a hell of a lot more fun!
They could raise money for Health care and education by selling copies of Hansard...which currently not even political junkies read!

My version of "Brave New World" in reverse!


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quote:
Originally posted by babbler/dabbler:
Mary Walsh deputy PM

Don't confuse the public persona with the reality. In real life she makes Pierre Trudeau look humble and self-depracating.


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Mercer's show is a great companion to T.H.H.22 M. Unfortunately in all their wisdom the CBC programmers have wrapped these two contemporary and screamingly funny shows around the incredibly unfunny Royal Canadian Air Farce. I think it is a shabby move to try and force the terribly acted dinosaur sketch humour of C.A.F. on the young audience drawn by the clever humour of This Hour and Mercer. The goofy and talentless hacks of C.A.F. are not worthy of holding Rick Mercer's retractable pointer. It is a major inconvenience to have to turn off the set or switch to a different channel while the played out hacks of C.A.F. ply their senior citizen, aw shucks crappola attempts at comedy.

Note to CBC: Nice try but please do not attempt to mix your GOOD and ACTUALLY FUNNY shows with your goofy geriatric sap. Perhaps a 3 o'clock on a Sunday afternoon time slot would be more fitting for the dated and excruciating Air Farce.
Can-con has never been so painful to watch.


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I agree that the Air Farce isn't funny, and hasn't been funny since about 1976, but perhaps you could consider easing up on us old folks.


Who knows? You may even be one some day.


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It is a major inconvenience to have to turn off the set or switch to a different channel...
I hope for your sake that you're not serious.

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It was a major exaggeration to make that statement. Upon review it is pathetic. Thanks for the reality check A.S.
Sorry Al, I was not intending to pick on old folks in particular. There are many seniors who have a biting wit to them. Unfortunately none of them are on television.

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quote:
Originally posted by Newbie:

But he did say that he said he was NDP "as a joke."


But then, maybe the "as a joke" part was itself a joke.


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quote:
There are many seniors who have a biting wit to them. Unfortunately none of them are on television.

Dave Broadfoot?


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Pre-TV, Air Farce on radio was fabulous.
They took about a year to get acclimatized to television, and then had about three absolutely great seasons.

Unfortunately, they've been in decline ever since. The show is well past it's expiry date at this point.


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Has Air Farce improved at all since adding Jessica Holmes?
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I'd say it's gone downhill even faster.
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For some reason Mercer strikes me as extremely arrogant...
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All these comedy programs have gone downhill since the people who are targeted -- politicians mostly but not exclusively -- have come to enjoy the attention they get from being accosted. I still remember the look on Mike Harris' face when he was face-to-face with Mary Walsh -- shocked, horrified. People in public life are expecting that sort of thing now and are prepared. They'd be a little insulted if it didn't happen. For that reason, it's not nearly so entertaining. Quite the opposite, in fact.
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I've notices a great deal of Ottawa-based pride in Jessica Holmes, what with her being a graduate of Canterbury High School (an Ottawa fine arts magnate school). I'd say she's got relatively little original talent.
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It looks like not only do right-wingers not have a sense of humour about themselves, it's not OK for people to mock the NDP either.

It seems the "70s porn star" line is being used in a promo for Mercer's show that is running on American cable stations (Local advertising spots on American stations like A&R and CNN is filled in canada with promos for Canadian promo.

Someone at FreeDominion is incensed!

quote:

Again, the problem with that is that is allows the Federal Government to use the CBC to make political attack ads under the disguise of a commercial. Once done it can be broadcast on any station.

This also allows them to promote lies and down right slanderous attacks against candidates with no accountability to the Liberal Party. Let’s face it, the Liberal Party would never get away with saying Jack Layton looks like a 1970’s porn star. But because it is advertising a "TV show", the Liberals can say they had nothing to do with it.



http://tinyurl.com/34bxz

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They just don't get it... Imagine all the great publicity if the Liberals called Jack a porn star!


quote:

Transcript from Leader's debate May 5th, 2004:

Jack Layton: Mr. Martin, you are a practising coal baron who has used your ships to deliver the most polluting fuel across the world, at same time avoiding Canadian taxes by refusing to fly the Canadian flag. You have no moral authority to be our Prime Minister after that behaviour!

Paul Martin: Yeah, ummm... well, you look like a 70s porn star!


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So I don't cause thread drift in the thread where I mentioned this as an aside...

...I watched the Mercer report for the first time in ages the other night, and holy crap, it was like watching a 10 minute military recruitment ad at the beginning.

And I seem to remember something similar the last time I watched it ages ago too. Is this now a regular feature on Mercer, the Support Our Troops segment?


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No, it's not a regular segment, but he does do a regular clip at the beginning of each show, a clip I've come to call his "Macho Men Doing Physical Activities Off-Site In Various Provinces" clip. Smash-up car derbies, wrestling teams at a university, practicing Olympics teams, various army troupes doing drills, firefighter training school, etc. Basically, the big strong men (and a few women, sometimes) show up Rick, while Rick is all tiny (he's only about 5'4" or so) and weakling-y and citified. Once in a while he'll make a subtle homo-type quip. Despite that, it got pretty boring about 1 minute into the first one I saw.

I watch him for the fake commercials, esp of fake CBC programming, and for the Rant, but they aren't as funny, or as biting, as they used to be.

"People Filling in for Peter Mansbridge: The 3 CD set" was very funny.


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posted 28 February 2008 05:47 AM      Profile for martin dufresne   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I keep waiting for a Bloppers special with a montage of the times he tripped and fell while doing his signature "Walking fast and never once looking down" monologue...
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Sharon
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posted 28 February 2008 05:52 AM      Profile for Sharon     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Rick is also a big supporter of the military. In fact, he's an honorary colonel.

He's been to Afghanistan several times to "entertain the troops" and seems to be quite chummy with Rick Hillier.


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saga
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posted 28 February 2008 01:07 PM      Profile for saga   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Did anyone catch the Mercer report back when he and Bob Rae dove in the lake naked?
hilarious ... Bob Rae has a big butt!

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Boarsbreath
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posted 28 February 2008 02:39 PM      Profile for Boarsbreath   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Even if I weren't already pining for Mercer and 22 Minutes -- even if I'd never heard of either -- reading all the above would demonstrate how good he is/they are.
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Doug
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posted 28 February 2008 04:50 PM      Profile for Doug   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Michelle:
...I watched the Mercer report for the first time in ages the other night, and holy crap, it was like watching a 10 minute military recruitment ad at the beginning.

I think he has a slight uniform fetish.


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Slumberjack
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posted 28 February 2008 05:23 PM      Profile for Slumberjack     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Doug:

I think he has a slight uniform fetish.


That explains why he became the honorary colonel....the job comes with a free uniform.

[ 28 February 2008: Message edited by: Slumberjack ]


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