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Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Stephen Harper: Star Trek Lover

Stephen Harper is a huge Star Trek fan. Like, huge. And it has to be the classic series, from the 1960s -- none of that Next Generation, Deep Space Nine crap. He's a purist. Or so Daisy Chain (non-gay, impeccable source, extremely, scarily close to Harper) told me last night, as we huddled behind two cars in an underground parking garage in downtown Toronto, sipping on decaf, pumpkin spice lattes (one with whipped cream, one not). Harper luuuuuvs the original Star Trek, simply loves it. Has seen every episode several times. Quotes from it. Again -- where are the ads? Doesn't the nerd vote matter? I know a lot of males who live in their parents' basement and never have sex (with others, I mean), who would be thrilled to hear this about Harper (even though, he, obviously, has had sex with others, at least a couple of times). I can see the ad now: "Stephen Harper...He really is a boring geek! It's not just an act!" And I mean that in a good way. All the best people (such as myself) are boring geeks.
Oh, and Daisy Chain -- who gave me the cat lover scoop, and the master impressionist scoop -- told me one other thing last night: Harper always keeps his phaser set on stun.

Cross-posted at Wonkitties.

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400 Quatloos that Harper wins.

Posted by: Scott | 2006-01-11 1:16:47 PM


Perhaps the phaser setting could explain the look on John Duffy's face last nite when Mike Duffy discretely corrected him regarding his interpretation of the role of the media?

Posted by: Rob R | 2006-01-11 1:37:34 PM


Wait - Wait! Does that mean that the Liberal ban on 'weapons in space' would somehow affect Stephen Harper's Right-To-View Star Wars episodes?? Would Harper's love of Star Wars reveal his Hidden Agenda for such weapons? Will he move from the Military in Canadian Cities - to promoting Weapons in Space?
I don't know.
He's not saying.
But who knows?
Choose your Canada.

By the way, I have to comment. Can you imagine the utter pomposity of a country like Canada, with its invisible minor role in international affairs, puffing itself up to announce that it will assert a Ban On Weapons In Space?
Canada couldn't even put a weapon in space!

So- by what intellectual, moral, ethical, and technological right does Canada assert a ban on such weapons?

Posted by: ET | 2006-01-11 1:58:29 PM


Why didn't he end the debate with a "Live long and Prosper, Canada"?

Posted by: underemployed buddha | 2006-01-11 2:03:27 PM


ET: please give the Liebrals some credit. It's the only place where they can actually implement their "ban on handguns"! Other than that, their campaign literature is nothing more than science fiction.

Posted by: Scott | 2006-01-11 2:05:45 PM


Conservative bias, conservative bias! The RCMP are all biased against Liberals. Wahhh, Wahhhh.

http://www.canada.com/national/features/decisioncanada/story_05.html?id=043b7dd2-2b44-4bb6-8e64-4ea218fcfcb5

Posted by: Bob | 2006-01-11 2:10:07 PM


I think that the first series of Star Trek was one of the best ever written in that domain. Who could forget Mr. Spock?

Posted by: Rémi Houle | 2006-01-11 2:34:15 PM


Makes sense to me. We all know what happened to people wearing Red shirts in Classic Trek.

Come to think of it, don't the Liberal attack ads have somewhat Shatner-like delivery?
Steven Harper.
Wants to break.
The Prime Directive.
In Canada.
The Prime.
Directive.


Choose.... your... Can-A...Da.


Posted by: BC Monkey | 2006-01-11 3:02:16 PM


Banning weapons in space? Shades of Trudeau's "north-south peace initiative" -- and just as credible.

Posted by: Joan Tintor | 2006-01-11 3:35:58 PM


Finally, there's hope that we can get property rights put into the E Plebnista!

Posted by: Paul Canniff | 2006-01-11 5:09:43 PM


I'll bite.

Craig Oliver is Balok from the Corbomite Maneuver episode.

Posted by: Plato's Stepchild | 2006-01-11 5:43:26 PM


Hey I am huge cat lover and a huge Star trek fan too, I like second gen best.
The first series was more like a duster in space as was Deep 9.
I didn't always care for the hollywood style moralizing in Second Gen, but he writing was superior and the sets were great. Who couldn't love Data and Spot?
I liked Harper even before I knew this stuff about him .. 1. he's not a lawyer 2, he's not a natural politician 3. he's smart .. not clever like Martin and Cretien, but genuinely smart.

Duke

Posted by: Duke | 2006-01-11 7:17:59 PM


Hey I am huge cat lover and a huge Star trek fan too, I like second gen best.
The first series was more like a duster in space as was Deep 9.
I didn't always care for the hollywood style moralizing in Second Gen, but he writing was superior and the sets were great. Who couldn't love Data and Spot?
I liked Harper even before I knew this stuff about him .. 1. he's not a lawyer 2, he's not a natural politician 3. he's smart .. not clever like Martin and Cretien, but genuinely smart.

Duke

Posted by: Duke | 2006-01-11 7:21:29 PM


Two things Bob re the mounties having to aplogize to an idiot.

This guy now may be getting the number of traffic tickets he deserves.

This guy also rightly should be allowed to display his crudeness and his low class Liberal/NDP culture.

That way we will know how to treat him when we see him.

It's always helpful when an idiot puts up a sign stating that he is an idiot.

It's sort of like 'paint by numbers' social identity.

Posted by: Duke | 2006-01-11 7:25:56 PM


Martin screams in frustration.

Harper on board the Enterprise.

http://tinyurl.com/agfqx

Posted by: Duke | 2006-01-11 8:32:15 PM


To bad he can't listen to Sulu on Howard Stern...

Posted by: Knight of Good Mr. Iron Man | 2006-01-11 11:21:54 PM


As I recall, a F___ Ralph sign in a car in Edmonton was treated with kid-gloves by the cops back in 2001 or 1997 or something. Seems awfully similar to the anti-Harper bumper sticker. Maybe the police had a conservative bias and lost it? Or maybe just that the RCMP don't put up with as much bull as the Edmonton City cops? (I don't want to say too much on here and get the WS people in trouble, but the specific RCMP detachment in the article has been the subject of some unsettling rumours in the past, so there is another explanation).

Posted by: Feynman and Coulter's Love Child | 2006-01-12 2:38:24 AM


Anyone read about the "Star Trek Connection" in MacLean's?

http://www.macleans.ca/topstories/justice/article.jsp?content=20050530_106573_106573

Nuff said

Posted by: tc | 2006-01-13 2:41:15 PM


a little part of us just died. :-(

Posted by: daveberta | 2006-01-14 8:59:52 PM


I knew there was a reason why I liked the guy.

Posted by: AlbertaAvenue - The Voice of Alberta | 2006-01-14 11:40:09 PM


You and your "non-gay" informant sipping "decaf pumpkin spice lattes"???? riiight... hold that pinkie up there precious.

I love reading blogs by gay, geeky conservatives who are clearly still in the closet of their bedroom at mommy's house.

"All you klingons in your mommy's house, grab your backstreet friend and get loud...." - Beastie Boys, Ch'check it out

Posted by: Alberta Report | 2006-05-05 1:54:14 AM



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