Thursday, February 24, 2005

Still here...

Having spent the week recovering academically from the wasted, wondrous debacle that was Tiger Tiger, mourning HST's sad demise by his own hand, and watching English clubs (with the surprising exception of Liverpool) stink up the Champions League, blogging has sadly and obviously taken a back seat.

Just a quick post to state that I am still here, with a commitment to a rejuvenated Friday and a multiplicity of substantive posts on the following topics:

(1) Martin's Budget - a roundup of the press coverage and opposition response. In brief, doesn't look like we'll have to worry about an election until next year at this time, and some kudos to Stephen Harper for providing something other than the reflex condemnation.

(2) McKenna and Missile Defence - likely a defence of my straight-talking former Premier, and some comments on the most overhyped issue in Canadian politics. The obsession with this file, while understandable, is still way over the top. To me, it's a sad sign on the great foreign policy debates that we are NOT having in Canada.

(3) The Polarising Power of Blogs - with Kos' nod to HST as the world's first blogger (due to his outright glee in stripping of objectivity from journalism) and Sullivan's recent posting on concerns that blogs fuel an entrenched polarisation of dialogue, it is worth taking a look at whether the blogosphere is capable of evolving in a way that encourages left-right conversation, as opposed to a forum where the already biased only reconfirm the superiority of their opinions.

(4) Tottenham Hotspur Glory - speaking of superiority, likely a bold and groundless prediction of utter domination of the Spurs over Fulham at White Hart Lane this Saturday. Why? Because Gartner and I have tickets to the match, of course. C'mon you Spurs!

See you tomorrow, then. Comment below if you want me to wax procrastinatingly on other topics. Anything within good reason will be entertained...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Harper didn't attack budget or bring down the government becuase the budget is his. Way to cave Martin, 12 billion for Defense!

6:09 AM  
Blogger Jason Cherniak said...

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5:09 PM  
Blogger Jason Cherniak said...

Harper friendly or not, I think Kinsella has this right on. Harper has pretty much given the Liberals the best response possible.

5:12 PM  

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