6.23.2005

hodge-podge

Lone Primate alerted me to this quiz from the Globe and Mail. I thought it was about history, politics, maybe geography, but it's about Canadians, and what's on your minds. I scored much higher than I expected to, thanks to our little wmtc community.

ALPF noticed that David Wilkins is being sworn in as the new US ambassador to Canada. Wilkins was speaker of the South Carolina State Assembly for 11 years, so The State, a South Carolina website, weighed in on strained US-Canadian relations. The same story also has a very silly Canada quiz. I expect everyone here to score 100%.

The folks in Bangor, Maine, ask an excellent question.
"How can members of Congress avoid looking like anything but irrelevant busybodies if they will occupy themselves with Major League Baseball's steroid policy but refuse to consider information that President Bush may have intentionally misled the nation about the threat posed by Saddam Hussein?"
Finally, in the Sun Is Hot department, the Democrats are wimps. Can you believe Dick Durbin apologized??? Yes. You can. Because you knew that he would. Because the Democrats are wimps.

9 comments:

Lone Primate said...

The same story also has a very silly Canada quiz. I expect everyone here to score 100%.

ANSWERS
1.A 2.C 3.B 4.D 5.C
Your Canada I.Q.
How did you do? If you got:
5 correct — You may qualify for dual citizenship


I do? Hey, wow, great! Does this mean I can vote for the Democrats next time? :) Hey... is it retroactive to birth? Can I run for president? :D

L-girl said...

Hey... is it retroactive to birth? Can I run for president? :D

Absolutely not. Or else Arnold will be president.

Lone Primate said...

Or else Arnold will be president.

Schwartzenegger or Benedict? :)

RobfromAlberta said...

Hey, don't dis Benedict Arnold. He was a war hero.

G said...

I'm waiting for CameraWhore/I mean, Tom Cruise, to take a run at it.

Why not, one dumb guy got in already. A better looking dumb guy can't do any worse, and you gotta admit TC does have that Prez smile they all must master.

Why would I be waiting for such an absurd thing? I bet a guy last week that there is some form of afterlife. TC becomes Prez, and I am convinced it will signal the beginning of the apocolypse, and I will get my free case of beer.

Just a joke bet, of course, but there is beer involved, so I do have one eye on any possible aspirations of TC for Prez. None yet ... but one day ... one day the world must end.

RobfromAlberta said...

I can't imagine what is worst, a fundamentalist Christian president or a Scientologist president.

L-girl said...

No contest. The scientologist isn't going to hurt anyone.

Anonymous said...

ALPF Again

I'm sure you have seen some form of this story today. It's all over the web.

http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/06/23/news/pew.php

Lone Primate said...

Hey, don't dis Benedict Arnold. He was a war hero.

Well, if he'd either managed to hold onto Quebec on the one hand, or delivery us West Point on the other, we might all be one big country today... either the United States of America or... uhhh.... the... United Kingdom of America, I suppose. :)