Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Decimated

Only 31 of 308 members of Parliament have made every recorded vote so far this Parliament. In their ranks is Burnaby-Douglas NDP MP Bill Siksay. Congratulations, Mr. Bill!

22 Comments:

Anonymous Bonnie Willimott said...

And congrats to you, Burnaby blogger for the correct use of decimated.

6/03/2009 9:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agree there. That has to be a new one.

Here's a new one:

Decimated.

"Can you use it in a sentence?"

"The precentage of votes received by Richard Lee in Burnaby North was deciminated to two decimal places."

Decimated.

Dee ee cee eye ehm ay tee ee dee.

Decimated.

6/03/2009 9:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Decimated.
Indeed it does relate to one-tenth, however that's hardly its full and proper use.

It's originally a Roman term describing how a general would kill one-tenth of his OWN army because they didn't fight well enough.

6/03/2009 11:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

True. But Bob Burnaby used the wrong word in this context.

He is referring to that Bill Siskay is one of the 10% or so MP's that actually recorded a vote for every voting opportunity in the
House of Commons, hence he's decimated results.

Just satire.

Perhaps Team Burnaby could decimate the ranks of those who
ran their last campaing, or the BC Liberals could decimate the ranks of Regional Organizers (since there's not much use for them after the election anyway).

6/03/2009 11:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and just how did our resident idiot MP Peter Julian do on being there for voting sessions?

6/03/2009 1:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

voted the right way. every time.

6/03/2009 7:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well for NDP supporters he did.

for the rest of us, most of the time he didn't.

6/03/2009 10:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well, as it turned out in the election results, there is at least a plurality of NDP supporters, right?

6/04/2009 9:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Polarity might be a better term to use.

6/04/2009 3:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It will be interesting to see what Julian's take and vote is on the bill regarding the removal of the faint hope clause.

My guess is that he will wimp out and vote no on it for some cushy mushy reason.

Watch for his vote in the days ahead.

6/05/2009 11:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Julian chooses to abandon this long-standing human rights issue, just because some anonymous nutbar on an unmoderated website seems to think it would be a good idea, he'd be well on his way to defeat.

But if he misses the vote, please, do let us know.

6/09/2009 10:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Faint hope clause should be eliminated forthwhith.

No need for murderers to tell everyone they're sorry and win a shorter sentence.

Do the crime, do the time.

Even missing the vote will tell quite a bit about Julian.

6/09/2009 10:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is more interesting than that

http://searchingforliberty.blogspot.com/2009/06/manditory-jail-sentences-for-drug.html

And he's a TORY!

6/09/2009 12:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah so?

If you pot off someone, look forward to being at Kent Penitentiary making cheap government furniture for the next 25 years.

6/09/2009 12:45 PM  
Anonymous M.K. said...

to the Anonymous person who called Julian an idiot:
Julian is definitely smarter than you. At least he was elected three times and received almost 47% of the votes - and you didn't.

6/09/2009 11:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well M.K., maybe Peter Jullian gets elected because he's smart or maybe he gets elected because his riding is dominated by socialists, welfare recipients, crack-heads, public sector union employees, broke university students, communists, lazy people, and other people who vote NDP...

6/10/2009 12:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dominated by communists? oh my.

6/10/2009 9:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"to the Anonymous person who called Julian an idiot:
Julian is definitely smarter than you. At least he was elected three times and received almost 47% of the votes - and you didn't."

Actually, its smarter to have an MP do the the things you need for you.

That way you can enjoy politics more.

Only reason why Julian recevied that 47% of the vote is that the Liberals were in a shambles and the Conservatives ran an awfully abysmal campaign.

6/10/2009 9:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. Julian has done a lot to the community. He's always approachable and has helped many residents with our problems and concerns. Be fair.

And it's sad to hear someone saying that Burnaby-New Wesminster is dominated by "socialists, welfare recipients, crack-heads, public sector union employees, broke university students, communists, lazy people"... I live in the riding and I'm none of the above.

6/10/2009 12:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Mr. Julian has done a lot to the community. He's always approachable and has helped many residents with our problems and concerns. Be fair."

Julian does not have a monopoly
on being approachable. As for helping residents with their federal government related problems, that's the basic job.

"And it's sad to hear someone saying that Burnaby-New Wesminster is dominated by "socialists, welfare recipients, crack-heads, public sector union employees, broke university students, communists, lazy people"... I live in the riding and I'm none of the above."

Neither am I and I do live in the riding. Whoever is the contributor of that line of garbage is a headcase waiting to happen, and soon.

6/10/2009 8:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

unfortunately, a lot more of other MPs don't even do the so-called "basic job".

6/11/2009 12:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

quite a few MLA's don't do the basic job either.

John Nuraney (Burnaby Willingdon) didn't and he lost the seat.

6/11/2009 8:51 AM  

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