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William Shatner for Governor General!

  1. Apr 20, 2010 #1

    jtbell

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  3. Apr 20, 2010 #2
    He's been there, done that.
     
  4. Apr 20, 2010 #3
    No one asked me, so it's not possible that we want him as GG. Plus, he's not female nor has he been a news anchor. He's not qualified.
     
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  5. Apr 21, 2010 #4

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    Nimoy would assume the role of assistant GG, obviously.
     
  6. Apr 21, 2010 #5
    There's an assistant GG?
     
  7. Apr 21, 2010 #6

    Ivan Seeking

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    First Officer?

    Number One?
     
  8. Apr 21, 2010 #7
    Oh, I see. You want to change the structure of the Canadian government. Make us all 21st century and all. :wink:
     
  9. Apr 21, 2010 #8

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    A second rate sci-fi actor as governer? - the Americans would laugh at us.
     
  10. Apr 21, 2010 #9
    And that would be different, how?
     
  11. Apr 21, 2010 #10

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    Georgina, you're definitely getting nominated for funniest member this year. You crack me up. :biggrin:
     
  12. Apr 21, 2010 #11

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    The markets are already reacting to the news - the currency tracker has gained a little "?" button which explains that this number means the CDN$ is above the US$

    I assume the bank didn't have a :surprised symbol
     
  13. Apr 21, 2010 #12

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    Why not Peter Jennings or Alex Trebek? Even Neil Young would be an improvement over Shatner.
     
  14. Apr 21, 2010 #13
    Oh, we have been laughing for a long time at our hat. This could actually give Canada an ounce of credibility on the worlds stage.
     
  15. Apr 21, 2010 #14
    LOL HAHAHAHA Is this actually true. :rofl:
     
  16. Apr 21, 2010 #15
    Ouch. It's ok we know how to laugh at ourselves too.
     
  17. Apr 21, 2010 #16

    Ivan Seeking

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    Not really, Jennings is dead.

    Interestingly, about the last thing Jennings did was a UFO special. After all of those years, he only got interested just before he died. Eh, it was probably best for him that he avoided the subject until the very end.
     
  18. Apr 21, 2010 #17

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    Canada could benefit from the stability of his leadership. :tongue:
     
  19. Apr 21, 2010 #18
    Hrm, well, if we're going to offer the names of other celebrities for GG, I'd like to nominate Jim Carrey. I don't think he'd be quite as dignified as Ms. Jean when he eats raw seal heart, but he'd be more entertaining in a host of other situations.
     
  20. Apr 21, 2010 #19

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    Well, Trebek could be problematic. Requiring ministers to submit replies in the form of a question would probably slow the progress of government. Wait! Is that a bad thing? Like the Peter Jennings administration, slowing "progress" might be a good thing. I think we could have benefited from such leaders in the last two Republican administrations.
     
  21. Apr 21, 2010 #20
    While we're at it I'd like to nominate myself for GG. Is that allowed?!?!
     
  22. Apr 21, 2010 #21

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    Apart from the Irish, I'm mostly French-Canadian and Indian (Metis). I'd like to toss my hat in the ring, too. The little matter of Canadian citizenship could be resolved if Mainers would take my suggestion seriously, and secede, joining our neighboring provinces of PQ and NB.
     
  23. Apr 21, 2010 #22

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    I thought the plan was to give the maritimes to the US in return for Oregon and Washington?
     
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  24. Apr 21, 2010 #23
    I'm a Metis too actually. From New Brunswick... weird. I have family that lives in Maine, I've never been though don't have a passport. I've heard however that the boarder patrol along those areas aren't as tight as they are were I live now (near Toronto).

    Which first nation are you? I'm Mi'kmaq.

    I really wish I was able to get my First nation status and card to pay for my education but unfortunately it has to go in line. My grandmother had never gotten her card and she had tried to apply for it but the government refused here. They say that they require more documentation about her father who was pure Native. Unfortunately all the required documentation burned down in New Brunswick when the Church had caught on fire.
     
  25. Apr 21, 2010 #24

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    Getting tougher http://www.wptz.com/news/22826310/detail.html [Broken]
     
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  26. Apr 21, 2010 #25
    Love it. :tongue:

    It's a shame that they are cracking down like that though, understandable but still a shame.

    To be completely honest I never knew that there were 'sidestreets' connecting Canada and America... that's pretty awesome. How do they know exactly where the border is, is there a line?
     
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