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24.06.2005

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BZA

The NDP has been the most relevent its been since the 70's and you just have to throw the dis in there! Just to spoil it for them in their moment of trimpuh! Haha.

Conservatives just seem to not understand how minority governments are supposed to work. There is supposed to be wheeling and dealing and comprimise. Maybe they all forgot the contents of their intro to poli-sci textbooks on the chapter on different forms of governments. Then agian when you look at all the times Conservatives have formed government in Canadian history, they all seem to last 9 months long.

And isn't every party watered down? Have to stop getting those parties at 711.

ainge

dude, ive been watching pasolini - you had to expect some anti-ndp comments looming on the horizon.

we should hold an intro canadian government tutorial for conservatives! too bad they all think education is indoctrination. their desire to return to so-called value-neutral social science would be more commendable if conservatives didnt spend all day reading eachothers biased blogs :)

ainge

oh yeah, and naturally, id like to remind everyone of the following:

there is no such thing as value-neutral social science! (f-unit!!!)

ainge

since you never check your email in time, i guess i have to invite you on my blog. we are going to the dufferin tonight for 2 for $5 shots and male strippers, possibly going to celebrities for further debauchery. it is my cousins stag. i was REALLY HOPING for a drag show, but there is no drag event tonight. sad.

aija

Dude, you know that if you're working the whip's desk, you aren't charismatic, smart, or well-known enough to actually be an mp or one of their aides. No wonder they can't get parliamentary procedure down. It's harder than sucking up to mps.

ainge

ugh, aija, did you *see* the pages last night? what a bunch of dorks. the short one with the glasses was smirking the whole time. très unprofessional, non? i feel like calling up the supervisors and telling them to whip em into shape. i also think there should be less white pages. i am tired of seeing cracka ass pages serving all the cracka ass mp's. its a token job so i dont think an affirmative action policy rather than the presumably "merit-based" selection policy would really be detrimental to output - anyone can pour water and fetch copies. i mean, i remember leaving page programme in a snotty little huff over how lame and white everyone was. 40 people and i can count the cool ones on my hand? give me a break. merit-based my arse!

hahaha re: your comments on whips desk staff. remember when everyone thought that alliance guy was charismatic and hot? i was pretty much of that opinion until he started drunkenly blathering about grant hill should be the leader of the alliance and how the ua is the way of the future.

Stephen

"i remember leaving page programme in a snotty little huff over how lame and white everyone was."

Ainge - them fighting words!!

Aren't you being just a TAD harsh on our former collegues? (Of which I may or may not be included)

-How is it that my experience was so much more positive than everybody elses?

BZA

Yeah, I suck at checking my e-mail on time. Tonight is still a wild card at this point, some friends and myself plan to go out and do something tonight, but its still undecided what it will be. Since they don't like irony enough, they might not dig the male strippers part, but who knows.

I'll give you a call post 7pm and see where I am at the point.

Haha, rational choice! Where's Tom Flangan's bell curves now! You can't use ratonal choice in a liberal minority, its just too random and poker-esque. To this moment I have no idea how Conservatives wanted to make this government work except force an early election. Now the dung is on their suit as a result.

ainge

its pretty obvious who was cool:

(gallo doesnt count because i met her beforehand)

criteria for not being cool:

mainly, im annoyed with everyone who swapped postings so that they could sit next to the tories in the back all the time, while telling me im not impartial enough because my dad is probably giving his estate and all his money to the liberal party after he dies.

1. way obsessed with tlc shows, shopping, and other mindless shit designed by the man to keep women stupid and boring
2. having a file on your blackberry called "steps to becoming prime minister" (we all know who this refers to)
3. too fake and waspy... like allan rock type fake. always smiling for no reason and trying so hard to be all niceypoohs.
4. referred to antonio, rosemary, andrew and myself as "the italians" even though the four of us never hung out in a group
5. in love with peter mackay. ew. or any mp for that matter, except jaffer - i find k&j quite endearing. but seriously, *ew* mp's!!! leave your feminism at the door and come bond with the girl pages over who is hot instead of listening to the debate.
6. weirded out by me for being opinionated
7. weirded out by me for being licentious
8. indie rock poseurs
9. two certain ottawa francophone girls who vocalized that i sucked at french. unfair. i passed the test like everyone else. speaking four languages means you speak them all equally crappy.
10. constantly fretting about cv padding

aija

I concur on 1, 3, 4, 5, and 10 (but not 6 and 7 because I can't imagine ang ever being overwhelmingly opinionated or licentious).
I would also like to add:
11. becoming best friends with your boss by spilling the beans on the trite pseudo-drama that goes down in res. (and the boss eating it up! unbelieveable!)
12. giving me shit for smoking pot. yeah, as if having a more tenuous hold on reality would be a bad thing for a page.
13. hysterics. over everything, combined with a florida-like propensity to turn on the humid torrent of trailer-park-decimating floods of tears when you really really want to get your way.
ooh, spiteful.
anyways, steve, I think you had a great time because you went in with a positive mindset. You were prepared to be a success. I'm not saying that I didn't have an extremely valuable experience, it's just that for some of us, the change in culture (west to east) coupled with the ideological shock of realizing that those goofs DO run the country required some pretty heavy emotional lifting. And that has consequences.
But I would still do it again, if I was offered the opportunity.

ainge

doing it again would be weird. oh man. as if anyone ever thought id be good at a job that involved remembering peoples names, being all cutesy and polite, being task-oriented, and a reverence for the state. ie not barfing in your mouth whenever the queen or the governor general is involved. i loved reading #13. #12 is so irrelevant. you werent fried. shit. whens the last time they read a book that wasnt harry potter? like going to minglewoods isnt an equally bad waste of brain cells. rousseau concurs. you like dead white guys, right? good criteria.

#11... fucking the more offices i work in, the more i realize some people live for that shit, and its better to be lonely and cliquey than to get mired in the damn gossip.

aija, the deuce with what i said about gossip, you better email me and tell me who all of those refer to.

Antonio

I have a few comments to add...seeing as this is the space reserved for bashing pages I didnt like...

I watched CPAC...cuz of course...im a dork and I wondered if they all had decided to kill each other....just like we did...

Here is where I agree or disagree...

1) TLC shows...JESUS FRICKIN CHRIST...just cuz the res rooms were tacky...i had to see 50 000 ways i could hang a frickin curtain
At least Kelly Rippa was eye candy for when i was half asleep.

2) When "this person" becomes Prime Minister, I will run naked through the frickin House...grab the mace and hit him over the head with it...all in the name of the Great Dominion of Canada.

3)Fake and waspy....jesus thats the least of "those peoples" problems, i was thinking more along the lines of WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING HERE

4)Please....as hard as I tried...Andrew is as italian as East Side Marios...enough said

5)Ok we all know Belinda Stronach was hotter than all the pages...and the only way i would like Petey Mac again would be if he was able to manoeuvre around the caboose of some of his admirers

6)Opinionated....not our fault we actually LISTENED to what was going on in the House rather than in Page Gossip Land

7)Licentious...the only reason the supes had rules was cuz they had to dumb it down for all the fucks who couldnt tell Herb Gray from Deb Gray....COME ON PEOPLE one is a gremlin and the other is a tank.

8)HOLY CRAP...once i saw the lunchbox i knew how stupid graeme actually was for liking someone like that.

9)One of the Ottawa girls was cool...as for the others...they might as well have been on that frickin Quack Attack for all I care

Ainge...Calabrese is not a language

10)CV padding.....PLEASE...if some of these people walked into an interview, previous experience as the bloody pope wouldnt help them.

On to Aija's comments

11)I have to agree with Aija there but whoever told Lynn that I was in love with Rosemary....deserves a beating and a half...its like freakin nonna-cest.

12)oh cuz moving in with 35 year old men who buy you things is...

13)there was crying too....oh glad i missed that one


I have a few things to bitch about myself...as if the aforementioned is not enough...

14)Getting shit for having an opinion...like i care what a bunch of Peteyphiles care about my political leanings...

15)Anal retentive supes (no names given) who cared more about doing the job their way than whether or not the job was done at all

16) Suspenders

17) I know this one will be controversial but if I have to hear Knudsen one more time about vibrators and dildos, I think i was gonna find one, wipe my hand, then throw it at her, then wash my hands.

As for tha pages that night, my dear friend and Steves former roomate said it best..."you guys werent eye candy...but this is ridiculous"

Antonio

I have a few comments to add...seeing as this is the space reserved for bashing pages I didnt like...

I watched CPAC...cuz of course...im a dork and I wondered if they all had decided to kill each other....just like we did...

Here is where I agree or disagree...

1) TLC shows...JESUS FRICKIN CHRIST...just cuz the res rooms were tacky...i had to see 50 000 ways i could hang a frickin curtain
At least Kelly Rippa was eye candy for when i was half asleep.

2) When "this person" becomes Prime Minister, I will run naked through the frickin House...grab the mace and hit him over the head with it...all in the name of the Great Dominion of Canada.

3)Fake and waspy....jesus thats the least of "those peoples" problems, i was thinking more along the lines of WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING HERE

4)Please....as hard as I tried...Andrew is as italian as East Side Marios...enough said

5)Ok we all know Belinda Stronach was hotter than all the pages...and the only way i would like Petey Mac again would be if he was able to manoeuvre around the caboose of some of his admirers

6)Opinionated....not our fault we actually LISTENED to what was going on in the House rather than in Page Gossip Land

7)Licentious...the only reason the supes had rules was cuz they had to dumb it down for all the fucks who couldnt tell Herb Gray from Deb Gray....COME ON PEOPLE one is a gremlin and the other is a tank.

8)HOLY CRAP...once i saw the lunchbox i knew how stupid graeme actually was for liking someone like that.

9)One of the Ottawa girls was cool...as for the others...they might as well have been on that frickin Quack Attack for all I care

Ainge...Calabrese is not a language

10)CV padding.....PLEASE...if some of these people walked into an interview, previous experience as the bloody pope wouldnt help them.

On to Aija's comments

11)I have to agree with Aija there but whoever told Lynn that I was in love with Rosemary....deserves a beating and a half...its like freakin nonna-cest.

12)oh cuz moving in with 35 year old men who buy you things is...

13)there was crying too....oh glad i missed that one


I have a few things to bitch about myself...as if the aforementioned is not enough...

14)Getting shit for having an opinion...like i care what a bunch of Peteyphiles care about my political leanings...

15)Anal retentive supes (no names given) who cared more about doing the job their way than whether or not the job was done at all

16) Suspenders

17) I know this one will be controversial but if I have to hear Knudsen one more time about vibrators and dildos, I think i was gonna find one, wipe my hand, then throw it at her, then wash my hands.

As for tha pages that night, my dear friend and Steves former roomate said it best..."you guys werent eye candy...but this is ridiculous"

ainge

antonio, did you notice that the others werent using names? hahaha.

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