Thursday, August 14, 2008

Synchronized Belly Flops

Canada is still medal-less at the Olympics, placing us behind powerhouse nations such as Colombia, Togo, and Tajikistan (which sounds like a made up country to me).

I have yet to figure out how to pin the blame for this on Stephen Harper but, rest assured, I'm sure there are many in the Liberal Party working hard to make that connection.

13 Comments:

  • Nah, Stephen Harper's Conservatives are still in a new government. Let's blame it on over a decade of Liberal neglect instead!

    Seriously, though, this medal-lessness is pretty disappointing, but I'm going to keep rooting for our athletes and try to keep the politics out of this one.

    By Blogger - K, at 8:45 AM  

  • Don't forget Mike Harris & bushhitler!

    By Blogger greyburr, at 10:32 AM  

  • that would also include;
    the nation of Quebec
    within a nation Canada

    By Blogger art, at 10:53 AM  

  • I can't wait for the next 10 percenter...

    "After 13 years of Liberal neglect, Canada's Olympic team is still medaless in Beijing..."

    By Anonymous daveberta, at 11:24 AM  

  • Pauline Marois has already started bitching about something "flag" related at these games. Surprise, surprise.

    By Anonymous CW, at 11:59 AM  

  • Actually, I think we can accurately lay blame at the feet of Jean Chretien and his former sec-state for amateur sport, Denis Coderre, for their mismanagement of amateur sport in Canada. Their failure to make the investments and program changes necessary to compete will take decades to undo.

    By Anonymous Angry Sports Fan, at 12:03 PM  

  • Our athletes are too upset about Avi Lewis being pushed away from the public trough to be able to perform to the best of their abilities.

    By Blogger nuna d. above, at 12:23 PM  

  • Of course, we must blame the harperites.

    Poll suggests possible trouble for Tories
    JOAN BRYDEN

    The Canadian Press
    August 13, 2008 at 6:58 PM EDT

    OTTAWA — A new poll suggests there could be trouble ahead for Stephen Harper's Conservatives as the governing party prepares for the possibility of a fall election.

    According to The Canadian Press, Harris-Decima survey, the Liberals have pulled ahead in Ontario and Quebec, crucial battlegrounds that will determine the outcome of a nationwide vote.

    Should those support levels hold during an election, said Harris-Decima senior vice-president Jeff Walker, the Tories could have difficulty maintaining their minority government, much less winning their coveted majority.

    “They're really having trouble,” Mr. Walker said.

    Nationally, Prime Minister Harper's Tories remained stuck in a dead heat with the Liberals.

    Liberal support was up slightly to 33 per cent, statistically tied with the Tories at 32 per cent and followed by the NDP at 15 per cent and the Greens at 13 per cent.

    But Mr. Walker said it's the regional numbers that signal potential trouble for the Tories.

    In Quebec, the Liberals appeared to be benefiting most from a collapse in support for the Bloc Québécois. Liberals were at 30 per cent, virtually tied with the Bloc at 29 per cent, followed by the Tories at 24 per cent, the Greens at eight per cent and the NDP at six per cent.

    In Ontario, the Liberals enjoyed a healthy lead with 40 per cent, compared to the Tories with 31 per cent and the NDP and Greens with 14 per cent each.

    In British Columbia, a three-week average of weekly telephone polling results suggests the Tories were ahead at 32 per cent, with the Liberals and NDP tied at 26 per cent and the Greens at 15 per cent.

    By Blogger JimTan, at 1:04 PM  

  • Hell Georgia is beating us and they may not even be a country for much longer if Putin gets his way.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:42 PM  

  • Don't worry. The Russians also don't believe in the existence of Tajikistan.

    By Blogger Jason Cherniak, at 2:02 PM  

  • Of course it exists. That's the place where donair sauce comes from.

    By Anonymous Darren, at 3:34 PM  

  • "they may not even be a country for much longer if Putin gets his way"

    Typical anonymous comment. Wrong!

    By Blogger JimTan, at 1:32 PM  

  • As a Canadian living in Tajikistan (I had to look it up on a map when I got the job offer to see if it really existed), I can tell you that a lot of ex-pats here laughed about this!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:05 AM  

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