This is for you folks south of the 49th, with my apologies for Marg’s East Coast accent. You may be challenged to understand everything she says.
There’s no “transcript”, so you’re on your own.
First a preamble:
There’s a couple things going on here. “Marg Delahunty” (and I’m not even sure of the spelling) is a fictional Character created by Mary Walsh. A Canadian Actress.
The show is called “This Hour has 22 Minutes.” It’s a little lame once in awhile, but it has its moments.
We (the whole lot of us) DO MAKE FUN OF OUR POLITICIANS.
Sorry, respect is earned.
Secondly, for Americans I’m sure the idea of being able to get this close to a representative of the government without getting cuffed and dragged away must seem just crazy. She is *kind of* a member of the media. Kind of.
When I say “representative of the government”, it’s because the Canadian Senate is the second part of our legislative process. If you want to be bored to tears, I’ve included a link. Fill yer boots.
The third thing that comes to mind is, this rather rotund gentleman that she’s trying to corral (kind of makes me think of those “piglet catching” games at country fairs) is a Senator in Ottawa.
Our Senate is not elected.
I’ll say that again.
Our Senate is not elected.
They’re appointed, by whatever government that happens to be sitting over at the House of Commons. That’s why, at the present time, there are more Conservative Senators than Liberal Senators. Oh, and interestingly, there are “six vacant seats”.
Heh heh. *nervous laughter*. That’s due to our latest “Senate Scandal”. I don’t even want to talk about it.
So really, I’m not sure if that’s better or worse that a House of Representatives who are a bunch of idiots, because those guys were actually elected. Yes. Really. You fine folks down there elected that bunch.
The shame of it all.
We can at least step back and say, “Hey, I didn’t vote for that porker!” and nobody will doubt you.
Here you go. It’s only a couple minutes.
The one and only reason that I chose to include the video? Well, there’s not much else going on in these parts.
Plus, the weather for the last several days has been downright depressing. Nothing to complain about. We didn’t get washed or blown away. Or snowed in. (Three feet of snow in the Black Hills? Seriously?)
But a little sunshine would be greatly appreciated. Just wanted to say that.
Today’s challenge will be to make some major strides in fixing those annoying holes I have in our dining room ceiling. Oh ya. Fun stuff.
I suppose I don’t mind (too much) working with plaster overhead. It’s just the challenge of trying to mitigate the mess. I have pictures, but I’ll wait until I’m done, with the hope that what looks like a disaster right now, will turn out looking OK. The jury is out. I try not to get impatient.
Hope your day is enjoyable.
Thanks for stopping in.
Hm, and for some reason that perhaps can be explained by good ole Rick there on the Left Coast, I can’t seem to get the entire frame of the video into the blog. Looks good in Live Writer, but not good out on the net. Frustrating.