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Thursday, January 06, 2005

Equalization out of the barrel of a gun


Can someone please explain to me why Newfoundland secessionists have opted to go with the Mao look?

Posted by Kevin Libin on January 6, 2005 | Permalink


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"Can someone please explain to me why Newfoundland secessionists have opted to go with the Mao look?"

I blame Trudeau's influence.

Posted by: Sean | 2005-01-06 7:45:50 AM

"We" are not yet "secessionists" as you say and we"ve certainly not opted to go with "the Mao Look".

That's probably some poor student with too much leftist education. There's no extremism here really, we just want a better deal where we can actually stop being a "burden" on Canada.

But like all simbols, the most extreme versions get the most press. It's inflamatory but not reflective of the mood here on the island.

Posted by: Brian J. | 2005-01-06 9:14:01 AM

Correction, please read "simbols" to mean smybols.
Sorry about that.

Posted by: Brian J. | 2005-01-06 9:17:58 AM

"Whether a cat is black or white makes no difference. As long as it catches mice, it is a good cat." --Deng Xiaoping

Deng was talking about capitalism, but in this case communist slogans catch mice because they grab attention and sell a lot of T-shirts - after all you have to compete with T-shirts that say FCUK and MILF.

And talk about useful idiots - they don't even know the name of their own province. Either that or they also wish to separate from Labrador.

Side note: Yugoslavia broke up because of squabbles over the redistribution of wealth between the richer and poorer states in a socialist federation. The ethnic fighting came later.

Posted by: Justzumgai | 2005-01-06 9:18:08 AM

Justzumgai: when the heck are you going to start your own blog? Commentary as good as yours is deserves a pedestal all its own.

That's a compliment.

Posted by: Sean | 2005-01-06 10:48:55 AM

And a very nice compliment it is. I have thought about getting my own blog, but for now I am very happy just chipping in the odd comment on this and a few other blogs that I have time to read.

Posted by: Justzumgai | 2005-01-06 11:06:25 AM

Flag of Somalia:

Description: light blue with a large white five-pointed star in the center (sic); blue field influenced by the flag of the UN.

CIA Factbook.

Posted by: gg | 2005-01-06 11:12:13 AM

I suggest Justzum, Charles McDonald and a few other of our more astute commentors (and link senders) should pull together a group blog. It's not as difficult as going solo and I'm sure lots of us would be happy to send you some "linky love".

Posted by: Kate | 2005-01-06 11:36:34 AM

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