Monday, January 05, 2009

This Week in Alberta: On the Ground Edition

I'm back from snowy Alberta, so here's a quick rundown what's new in wild rose country strong and free Alberta:

1. The Edmonton Journal has taken a page from the Hill Times with their annual MLA survey. Given the dearth of political intrigue in Alberta, finding out who the sexiest MLAs are is about as consequential as Alberta politics gets these days. Best hair, rudest, and all the other fun categories can be found here.

MLAs were also asked what superhero Ed Stelmach reminds them of - and Superman got the most votes (dear MLAs: seriously?). I'd be hesitant to pick a single superhero, but comparing Ed to Heroes might not be a bad idea given the convoluted and incomprehensible plot lines we've seen from that show this season.

2. Speaking of superheroes, what do Ralph Klein and the Joker have in common? (answer - and Dark Knight spoiler - at the end)

3. Also offering up an MLA report card is Daveberta.

4. New to the Alberta blog scene is Tiny Perfect. Tiny is a Dipper from Edmonton (as if there were any other kind of Alberta Dipper), and gets a hat tip for my next, non-Alberta, bullet point.

5. I'm sure everyone was expecting a lot of babies to be named "Barack" this year. But, there is one political power couple whose recent success has spawned a baby naming boom, as far away as England!

6. Given how this blog started, how could I not love an anonymous Alberta Liberal blog? Centre Bloq is new to the blogging scene, and is funny, smart, and willing to critique both the provincial and federal parties when they deserve to be criticized. Check it out.

7. Answer: They both blew up the General Hospital.

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    By Blogger Tiny Perfect Blog, at 9:40 a.m.  

  • That's what the person who pointed out the blog to me said, but he may have been mistaken.

    Either way, the site looks good.

    By Blogger calgarygrit, at 10:28 a.m.  

  • The talk of a new centrist party on centre bloq is interesting.

    Have you heard anything about that CG?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:28 p.m.  

  • Thanks for the link, CG, and the kind words. Any thoughts on my latest post?

    C. of Centrebloq

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:15 p.m.  

  • Jack and Olivia wield mad power across the pond.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:33 p.m.  

  • C. - I've heard similar rumours floating around. A new party is only feasible if it involves PCs - both MLAs and grass roots supporters. Will this party be able to draw on that kind of support? We shall see...

    I think there's some merit to the idea since you need to take risks in Alberta in order to mix things up, but it all depends on the execution.

    By Blogger calgarygrit, at 3:21 p.m.  

  • Interesting no comment from daveberta since he was mentioned in the post. He usually comments on all things ALP.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:38 p.m.  

  • 7. Answer: They both blew up the General Hospital.

    CG, you should really post a visual to go along with that.

    And I have to wonder if any of the folks who let out a cheer at the demolition of the Grand Old Lady have had to wait for a hospital bed, since?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:00 a.m.  

  • 2. Speaking of superheroes, what do Ralph Klein and the Joker have in common? (answer - and Dark Knight spoiler - at the end)

    They both hid a bomb in the stomach of an obese convict?

    Answer: They both blew up the General Hospital.

    Ohhhh... right.

    That too.

    By Blogger Robert Vollman, at 10:12 a.m.  

  • This will not actually have success, I consider this way.

    By Anonymous restaurante arkupe, at 11:16 a.m.  

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