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Burns
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posted 21 September 2005 03:43 PM      Profile for Burns   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Is it me or does former Toronto One hopeless case now McGuinty Liberal hack Ben Chin look really drunk in this picture?

Please note: The jury is out. He's not necesarily drunk.

[ 22 September 2005: Message edited by: Burns ]


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scooter
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posted 21 September 2005 03:56 PM      Profile for scooter     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
Originally posted by Burns:
Is it me or does former Toronto One hopeless case now McGuinty Liberal hack Ben Chin look really drunk in this picture?

Its you.

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mary123
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posted 21 September 2005 04:02 PM      Profile for mary123     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Your topic line is misleading or was that the point?
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Burns
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posted 21 September 2005 05:28 PM      Profile for Burns   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Um, I thought he looked really drunk so I put "Ben Chin drunk".

It's from this site which featured a lot of folks at a Liberal hoe down.


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Reality. Bites.
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posted 21 September 2005 07:49 PM      Profile for Reality. Bites.        Edit/Delete Post
quote:
Originally posted by Burns:
Um, I thought he looked really drunk so I put "Ben Chin drunk".

If it's confirmed he was drunk, then "Ben Chin Drunk" would be appropriate. Since it's your opinion of how he looked (in a still photograph), a question mark would have been appropriate. The text of your message made it clear, but someone who didn't bother to read the thread might think it was fact, not a question.


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obscurantist
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posted 21 September 2005 07:52 PM      Profile for obscurantist     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Burns stoned out of his gourd!

(Still looking for a picture of this....)


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thwap
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posted 21 September 2005 08:14 PM      Profile for thwap        Edit/Delete Post
thwap drunk,

pictures all over the place (unfortunately).

... this is our 'embarrassed' emoticon.


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Briguy
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posted 22 September 2005 08:26 AM      Profile for Briguy     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Might I ask, who cares? Lots of people get drunk at parties. So long as he's not throwing loose change at homeless people, why would we care if he is / isn't drunk?
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Burns
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posted 22 September 2005 11:10 AM      Profile for Burns   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I never said I cared. I said he looked drunk.

This is what I look like stoned.


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gopi
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posted 22 September 2005 11:17 AM      Profile for gopi     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
If I had given up an anchor position at the CBC for that awful tabloid Toronto 1 job, I'd probably drink too.
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Burns
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posted 22 September 2005 12:50 PM      Profile for Burns   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
If I'd given up a steady news job to work for McGuinty I'd probably do crack.
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Scott Piatkowski
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posted 22 September 2005 01:23 PM      Profile for Scott Piatkowski   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Published rumour has it that the job in McGuinty's office is just to help him pay the bills until he emerges as "a star candidate" in the coming Toronto Danforth by-election.
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guelpher
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posted 22 September 2005 01:47 PM      Profile for guelpher     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
This is a really pointless thread. Another five minutes of my life that I will never get back.
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Burns
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posted 22 September 2005 07:08 PM      Profile for Burns   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Ten minutes if you respond to this!

I apologize for failing to provide you with riveting fodder. Next time I'll just start another "Hey! Isn't Stephen Harper a weiner?" thread and revel in the trenchant insights.

Scott's rumor was in the Toronto Star too.


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posted 22 September 2005 08:02 PM      Profile for Reality. Bites.        Edit/Delete Post
quote:
Originally posted by Burns:
Scott's rumor was in the Toronto Star too.

That's probably why he called it a published rumour.


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Burns
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posted 23 September 2005 09:40 AM      Profile for Burns   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Probably!!!!
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oldgoat
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posted 23 September 2005 10:01 AM      Profile for oldgoat     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
Ten minutes if you respond to this!
I apologize for failing to provide you with riveting fodder. Next time I'll just start another "Hey! Isn't Stephen Harper a weiner?" thread and revel in the trenchant insights.


Really, there's a bit of a difference here. A candid picture of a probable McGuinty staffer looking "relaxed" as opposed to the stiff he is in front of the camera is a little different from the Leader of the Opposition looking like a weiner (your words, but apt none the less) in publicly staged events after his team has spent a small fortune trying to get him to not look like a weiner.

Harper should try a couple of scotches himself.

[edited for spelling]

[ 23 September 2005: Message edited by: oldgoat ]


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Reality. Bites.
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posted 23 September 2005 11:04 AM      Profile for Reality. Bites.        Edit/Delete Post
quote:
Originally posted by oldgoat:

Harper should try a couple of scotches himself.

He should probably eat a couple of weiners too.


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Burns
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posted 23 September 2005 11:06 AM      Profile for Burns   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
Originally posted by oldgoat:
Really, there's a bit of a difference here.
Clearly. It would be churlish to suggest that the 250 open threads on Harper may be overkill. Riveting topics such as: "Harper Makes Little Sense", "Harper says, 'blah, blah, blah.'" and "Harper's Ear Piece?" have revealed a bounty of useful information and riveting discussion.

[ 23 September 2005: Message edited by: Burns ]


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oldgoat
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posted 23 September 2005 11:36 AM      Profile for oldgoat     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
Clearly. It would be churlish to suggest that the 250 open threads on Harper may be overkill.

If not clearly churlish certainly not a possibility to be ruled out. Mr. Harper has been a prominent public figure for longer than babble has existed. It is widely and often acknowledged by both left and right that he has a serious public image problem. What is much discussed in the broader media is reflected in babble.

It is also a fact that a large majority of all threads (and that's a lot of threads, bucko!) ever started on babble remain open. Given this, I'm surpised the number to which you refer is so low. I however am not going to bother to check it out.

Would it be churlish to suggest that you have too much time on your hands?


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Burns
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posted 23 September 2005 01:05 PM      Profile for Burns   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
No. It would be accurate.

But, I do get my back up when I'm accused of starting a silly thread. There are a lot of silly threads here and this one - for what it's worth - is consciously silly.


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Olly
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posted 23 September 2005 01:27 PM      Profile for Olly     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I've always been a fan of Ben Chin. He made a mistake going to Toronto 1, but he's very knowledgeable on a wide range of issues.

On the rumour he's running in Toronto Danforth, he lives in the Kingsway. You really can't get much further away than that. If they are serious about getting him into politics, that would be a bad first start.


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Scott Piatkowski
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posted 23 September 2005 01:37 PM      Profile for Scott Piatkowski   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
Originally posted by Olly:
On the rumour he's running in Toronto Danforth, he lives in the Kingsway. You really can't get much further away than that. If they are serious about getting him into politics, that would be a bad first start.

If the Liberals can run John McCallum in Markham, Elinor Caplan in Thornhill, Art Eggleton and Ken Dryden successively in York Centre, Sarmite Bulte in Parkdale, and Paul Martin in Lasalle-Emarde, I don't think they're going to have too much difficulty with the concept of parachuting Chin into Danforth (and yes, I'm fully aware that the riding's current federal representative lives in Trinity-Spadina).


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Burns
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posted 23 September 2005 03:12 PM      Profile for Burns   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
The next by-election will be in Scaborough Rouge River - why not run him there?

If I'm Ben Chin I'm wondering why McGunity wants me to be a likely sacrifice candidate in an NDP riding while a perfectly excellent Liberal riding is up for grabs.


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