William Shatner for Governor General!

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He's been there, done that.
 
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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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What next, Leonard Nimoy as Vulcan ambassador?

Nimoy would assume the role of assistant GG, obviously.
 
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There's an assistant GG?
 
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First Officer?

Number One?

Oh, I see. You want to change the structure of the Canadian government. Make us all 21st century and all. :wink:
 
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I don't think this is serious enough for P&WA, but if others disagree, feel free to move it. :rolleyes:
A second rate sci-fi actor as governer? - the Americans would laugh at us.
 
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A second rate sci-fi actor as governer? - the Americans would laugh at us.

And that would be different, how?
 
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Georgina, you're definitely getting nominated for funniest member this year. You crack me up. :biggrin:
 
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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
 
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Why not Peter Jennings or Alex Trebek? Even Neil Young would be an improvement over Shatner.
 
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A second rate sci-fi actor as governer? - the Americans would laugh at us.

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.
 
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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

LOL HAHAHAHA Is this actually true. :rofl:
 
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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.

Ouch. It's ok we know how to laugh at ourselves too.
 
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Why not Peter Jennings or Alex Trebek? Even Neil Young would be an improvement over Shatner.

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.
 
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Not really, Jennings is dead.
Canada could benefit from the stability of his leadership. :tongue:
 
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Why not Peter Jennings or Alex Trebek? Even Neil Young would be an improvement over Shatner.

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.
 
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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.
 
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While we're at it I'd like to nominate myself for GG. Is that allowed?!?!
 
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While we're at it I'd like to nominate myself for GG. Is that allowed?!?!
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.
 
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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.
I thought the plan was to give the maritimes to the US in return for Oregon and Washington?
 
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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.

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.
 
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I've heard however that the boarder patrol along those areas aren't as tight as they are were I live now (near Toronto).
Getting tougher http://www.wptz.com/news/22826310/detail.html [Broken]
 
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Getting tougher http://www.wptz.com/news/22826310/detail.html [Broken]

"I walked over to Canada on a Saturday night around quarter to nine to get a pizza," Buzz Roy explained.
"They come up over the hill and they don't realize they're in the states until they see the American customs
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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I guess there is a set of orange traffic cones. At least that is what I saw on the nightly news a week or two ago!

(For the record, Canada is pretty awesome. I live right next to it, although their paper mill doesn't have scrubbers and uses a different liquor that makes the air smell like sulfur)
 
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I thought the plan was to give the maritimes to the US in return for Oregon and Washington?

Maybe if we included Michigan's Upper Peninsula in the deal...

[PLAIN]http://www.copperconnection.com/images/bumpersticker-sayya.jpg [Broken]
 
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Getting tougher http://www.wptz.com/news/22826310/detail.html [Broken]

He looks too American.
 
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How do they know exactly where the border is, is there a line?
You can tell from the temperature - according to the weather channel it's 16o north of the border but something like 60o in the US
 
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The same town even has a library built on the border - the border runs through the reading room.

220px-HaskellLibraryBorderLine.jpg

The international boundary is marked on the floor of the reading room of the Haskell Library. In this picture, Canada is on the right side and the United States is on the left.

You know how when you were a kid your little brother/sister would touch your half of the car seat - isn't it cute when countries do the same?
 
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You know how when you were a kid your little brother/sister would touch your half of the car seat - isn't it cute when countries do the same?
I'm not touching you! I'm not touching you! "Don't make me come back there!!!"
 
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LOL

Some people have their backyards in Canada. Will they be arrested too if they go out there? Ah man, there's no fences or anything? Here I was thinking we were heavily guarded from the Americans.

The only border crossings I've seen in person is one in Niagra and one in Quebec just before New Brunswick which also requires going through border patrol.
 
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A second rate sci-fi actor as governer? - the Americans would laugh at us.

Sorry, what?
jesse-ventura1.jpg
 
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Maybe if we included Michigan's Upper Peninsula in the deal...

[URL]http://www.copperconnection.com/images/bumpersticker-sayya.jpg
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Oh no. I'll have to get my degree converted to American standards. :tongue:
 
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