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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-06-10 02:24 PM
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11. That's why I call him the Pro Rogue
Edited on Fri Aug-06-10 02:24 PM by KamaAina
Bush Jr. Harper was facing a certain vote of no confidence in Parliament, which would have meant new elections. So he asked the Governor-General, the Queen's representative, for permission to "prorogue" (suspend) Parliament -- and she agreed! This gave Harper time to patch things up and cling to power.

Governor-General Michaelle Jean is a brilliant and lovely Haitian-Canadian. Pity she had to end up as the Great White North's answer to the Felonious Five. :(
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  -Canada's PM Harper: Economy too fragile for election Newsjock  Aug-06-10 02:10 PM   #0 
  - time to ride him out of town on a rail, complete with tar and feather overcoat  Donnachaidh   Aug-06-10 02:13 PM   #1 
  - Good thing that's not up to him to decide, eh?...nt  SidDithers   Aug-06-10 02:14 PM   #2 
  - Didn't he cancel another election with the help of the queen?  Renew Deal   Aug-06-10 02:18 PM   #4 
     - He used a procedural end run twice to shut down Parliament ahead of no-confidence votes. (nt)  Posteritatis   Aug-06-10 02:24 PM   #10 
     - That's why I call him the Pro Rogue  KamaAina   Aug-06-10 02:24 PM   #11 
     - No, he prorogued parliament...  SidDithers   Aug-06-10 02:26 PM   #12 
     - The Queen has ZERO involvement in our government  Canuckistanian   Aug-06-10 02:32 PM   #13 
  - As opposed to yesterday when he  EmilyKent   Aug-06-10 02:17 PM   #3 
  - Uh huh, same shit different day from little Stevie boy...  Spazito   Aug-06-10 02:19 PM   #5 
  - Isn't this creep the one who is allowing the mass slaughter of seals and their pups?  MoonRiver   Aug-06-10 02:19 PM   #6 
  - Harper is quite delicate, notice how he wears that helmet everywhere  CreekDog   Aug-06-10 02:20 PM   #7 
  - When are they going to get rid of him?  mmonk   Aug-06-10 02:22 PM   #8 
  - When the opposition gets a notochord and forces an election. (nt)  Posteritatis   Aug-06-10 02:23 PM   #9 
     - Good way to put it n/t  Canuckistanian   Aug-06-10 02:33 PM   #14 
  - USA wins!  JVS   Aug-06-10 02:34 PM   #15 
  - By the way, why is Chavez called a dictator but I've never seen the term applied to Harper?  JVS   Aug-06-10 02:36 PM   #16 
  - Poll numbers too fragile for election  marmar   Aug-06-10 02:36 PM   #17 
  - Pretty shitty economic plan, if it can't withstand an election.  JBoy   Aug-06-10 02:40 PM   #18 
  - Remember that was what the Bush administration was thinking  Bitwit1234   Aug-06-10 03:15 PM   #19 
  - IF ONLY Obama could say the same and get away with it!...uh  activa8tr   Aug-06-10 03:18 PM   #20 
  - I've heard many right wing radio hosts say Obama wants to eliminate elections.  AnArmyVeteran   Aug-06-10 03:30 PM   #21 
     - And in fact it was BUSH'S Homeland Security Dept  NYC Liberal   Aug-06-10 03:33 PM   #22 
     - Republican heads exploding, now there's a thought, and no guns involved. ... just  activa8tr   Aug-06-10 04:21 PM   #24 
     - Yes, I knew I didn't come up with an original Idea, Bush had come up  activa8tr   Aug-06-10 04:20 PM   #23 
  - Whatever happened to that Harper/neocon idea of having fixed elections in Canada...the year  applegrove   Aug-06-10 10:45 PM   #25 

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