Our Salty Governor General Julie Payette


Angstrom
+1
#61
She reminds me of Cannuck. Easily used to help destabilize her own political team.

The more stupid people JT appoints the easier he will be taken down.
 
Cannuck
#62
Quote: Originally Posted by Angstrom View Post

She reminds me of Cannuck...

You think she's a conservative that enjoys mocking socialists? That's not my take on her
 
JLM
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#63
Quote: Originally Posted by Angstrom View Post

She reminds me of Cannuck. Easily used to help destabilize her own political team.

The more stupid people JT appoints the easier he will be taken down.


Not even in the same league as Cannuck. JT, like Cannuck is unable to recognize anyone who isn't stupid!

Quote: Originally Posted by Cannuck View Post

You think she's a conservative that enjoys mocking socialists? That's not my take on her


This post belongs in the "Jokes" thread!
 
tay
#64
While the traditional role of the Governor General is to play the mute on any issues that may upset some, smile engagingly at state functions and mouth sanctimonious platitudes upon demand, Julie Payette has a different take on her function. I applaud her for it.


It is difficult to understand how, in the 21st century, we are supposed to acknowledge the importance of science, yet refrain from any scientific references that may offend those who are doctrinally obstinate, adhere to junk science, or demand that religious tenets be taken literally. Truths may be unpalatable to some, but they are still truths.

In a CBC essay , opinion columnist Robyn Urback, while agreeing with the truths Payette uttered, finds them wholly inappropriate:
This is a column, rather, on whether the Queen's representative in Canada — someone who is supposed to be uncontroversial and apolitical in her role as steward of the functioning of the government of Canada — should be deriding people for their beliefs on issues like climate change, religion and alternative medicine.
Urback's justification for polite silence goes beyond the impartial role the Governor General has historically played:


In what universe is it appropriate for a Governor General to deride people for their beliefs?: Urback - CBC News | Opinion

The fact that Payette's comments can in any way be construed as political says perhaps more than we would like to admit about the state of discourse today. Have we now descended to being influenced by the lowest denominator, the schoolboy bully or the one who threatens to inform on us to the teacher? Those afflicted with benighted thinking may be offended; but that possibility must surely not be the determinant of what is considered fit for public consumption.

A race to the bottom is an easy one to win. Coming in last takes real effort, courage and integrity.

 
Curious Cdn
#65
While the traditional role of the Governor General is to play the mute on any issues

It wasn't thus in the nineteenth century, back at the beginning. GGs were usually members of the extended Royal Family back then and they were bubbling over with opinions about Colonials.
 
Cannuck
#66
Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

This post belongs in the "Jokes" thread!

This thread (like 98% of the threads on this forum) belongs in the joke section.
 
TenPenny
#67
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

While the traditional role of the Governor General is to play the mute on any issues





"play the mute"?


Is a mute something like a lute?
 
Curious Cdn
#68
Quote: Originally Posted by TenPenny View Post

"play the mute"?


Is a mute something like a lute?

Don't ask me, man!

Ask Tay!
 
Angstrom
#69
She is a useful tool in helping to gain votes too win the elections
 
JLM
#70
Quote: Originally Posted by Cannuck View Post

This thread (like 98% of the threads on this forum) belongs in the joke section.


And who participates in 98% of the threads, Einstein?
 
Cannuck
+1
#71
Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

And who participates in 98% of the threads, Einstein?

Einstein is dead
 
DaSleeper
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#72
Quote: Originally Posted by Cannuck View Post

Einstein is dead

And you're a brain dead troll....
 
Cannuck
#73
 
Angstrom
+1
#74
Poor poor talentless communist tool
 
Cannuck
#75
Quote: Originally Posted by Angstrom View Post

Poor poor talentless communist tool

Fishing rods are neither capitalist nor communist.
 
JLM
#76
Quote: Originally Posted by Angstrom View Post

Poor poor talentless communist tool


The sad thing is he just can't see it!
 
Tecumsehsbones
#77
Quote: Originally Posted by Cannuck View Post

Fishing rods are neither capitalist nor communist.

You caught a nice mess of crappies, though.
 
JLM
+1
#78
Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

You caught a nice mess of crappies, though.


It's not hard when you have a reflection of your own image in front of you.
 
Tecumsehsbones
#79
Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

It's not hard when you have a reflection of your own image in front of you.

I'm sure that made sense in your head.

In the thread, not so much.
 
JLM
#80
Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

I'm sure that made sense in your head.

In the thread, not so much.


Only if you have the intelligence to see it.
 
Tecumsehsbones
#81
Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

Only if you have the intelligence to see it.

I've tried seeing your point of view, but I can't get my head that far up my ass.
 
JLM
#82
Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

I've tried seeing your point of view, but I can't get my head that far up my ass.


Might work better if you tried listening instead of seeing.
 
darkbeaver
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#83
Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

I've tried seeing your point of view, but I can't get my head that far up my ass.

Trim your ears.
 
JLM
#84
Quote: Originally Posted by darkbeaver View Post

Trim your ears.


Yep, he doesn't really need them.................he don't listen much!
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
#85
Who really gives a sh!t, she's just the Governor General.
 
JLM
#86
Quote: Originally Posted by Retired_Can_Soldier View Post

Who really gives a sh!t, she's just the Governor General.



I suppose her value lies with her cosmetic qualities, like when the Dignitaries (like the Queen or Willy) arrive it's her job to see the best china, cutlery and table cloth is brought out!
 
mentalfloss
#87
Quote: Originally Posted by Retired_Can_Soldier View Post

Who really gives a sh!t, she's just the Governor General.

The people who are offended by science apparently.
 
JLM
#88
I wonder if it was entirely Pretty Boy's decision or if he'd have had advice on the decision!
 
captain morgan
#89
JT hurt his head pretty bad, so I'd say that he gave the advice to Climate Barbie himself

 
EagleSmack
#90
*snicker*
 

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