OT: Happy Canada Day
eckinator at gmail.com
Fri Jul 2 17:40:40 EDT 2010
I agree. Totally.
If you want to make this less serious you may want to catch up on what
English Bob had to say in Unforgiven =)
PS: Much of the world is very happy that Obama replaced Dubya. He is
the better choice by far and we have to bear in mind that much of what
he cannot achieved doesn't happen because he just doesn't have the
majorities he needs to do as he pleases...
2010/7/2 John Francis <johnf at panix.com>:
> I'd take the (extremely limited) power of a constitutional monarchy
> any day over the abuses of power clearly demonstrated in the American
> presidential system.
> I certainly don't see that achieving a position of power just because
> of who your father was is in any way inferior to achieving power because
> of how much money your friends, family and cronies can afford to spend.
> On Fri, Jul 02, 2010 at 05:01:41PM -0400, Daniel J. Matyola wrote:
>> I strongly object to giving anyone that kind of power simply because
>> of their ancestry.
>> Are you really comfortable giving someone like her son that kind of power?
>> On Fri, Jul 2, 2010 at 4:41 PM, William Robb <warobb at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > --------------------------------------------------
>> > From: "Daniel J. Matyola"
>> > Subject: Re: OT: Happy Canada Day
>> >> Why do you Canadians still put up with those silly "royals"?
>> >> As the grandson of peasants, the pretension to royalty or nobility
>> >> really offends me.
>> > Technically, the Queen forms a pivotal part of our government structure, in
>> > that her representative (the Governor General) can tell the Prime Minister
>> > to go pound sand.
>> > Unfortunately it doesn't work that way in reality, but I much prefer our
>> > method of bringing down a government that is running amok (the GG signing
>> > them out of power) than your way (assassinating unpopular presidents).
>> > I have appealed to the Queen (GG) myself when I felt I was being treated
>> > unfairly by Revenue Canada, and she made them go away.
>> > Consider the awesomeness of someone having that much power......
>> > William Robb
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