Jack Layton Died Today

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Jack Layton Died Today

Postby Vpete » Mon Aug 22, 2011 6:02 am

Handsome Jack is gone. Whether you liked him or not. Believed in his party/ideology or not he was a pretty good soul for many. Sad to lose some one who managed to bring a true socialist-wanting party to official opposition- he gets some credit for that even if the Bloc were dumber than Tea Baggers.
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Re: Jack Layton Died Today

Postby Arachnid » Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:29 am

Never was a fan butt he had my respect for fighting the good fight.

So long Jack, thanks for sharing....
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Re: Jack Layton Died Today

Postby Topper » Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:51 am

Reminds me of the Province headline when Andropov died.

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Re: Jack Layton Died Today

Postby Listercat » Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:13 am

While I didn't agree with Jack's "vision" for the country he was a good guy to have in the opposition.

Canadian politics just a whole lot more interesting as Layton was the glue that held the NDP/Bloc alliance together.
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Re: Jack Layton Died Today

Postby Carlyee » Fri Aug 26, 2011 12:23 pm

Quebec allowed the orange to be official opposition. They did it to show the Liberals who matters. That's it that's all IMO. How do you all feel about paying a waitress and college students $150,000/per year knowing full well that they have absolutely no fucking idea what they are doing? It's not funny. The only good thing that may come out of it is if the orange tries to make Quebec happy they will alienate the rest of the country, which should kill off the party once and for all.

Jack may have been a nice guy, but he was certifiable. The NDP's system simply can't work without taxing the shit out of everyone!
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Re: Jack Layton Died Today

Postby rats19 » Fri Aug 26, 2011 12:27 pm

Carlyee wrote:Quebec allowed the orange to be official opposition. They did it to show the Liberals who matters. That's it that's all IMO. How do you all feel about paying a waitress and college students $150,000/per year knowing full well that they have absolutely no fucking idea what they are doing? It's not funny. The only good thing that may come out of it is if the orange tries to make Quebec happy they will alienate the rest of the country, which should kill off the party once and for all.

Jack may have been a nice guy, but he was certifiable. The NDP's system simply can't work without taxing the shit out of everyone!



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Re: Jack Layton Died Today

Postby Rumsfeld » Sat Aug 27, 2011 10:56 am

Layton was a good man. He will be missed.
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Re: Jack Layton Died Today

Postby Topper » Sat Aug 27, 2011 11:45 am

Rumsfeld wrote:Layton was a good man. He will be missed.

I consider the left wing freeloaders to be a cancer upon society, yet cancer didn't miss Jack.
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Re: Jack Layton Died Today

Postby Meds » Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:35 pm

Somewhere there is a former Canucks message board owner/administrator blaming Harper for this.
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Re: Jack Layton Died Today

Postby Maxwell Edison » Tue Aug 30, 2011 12:08 am

Even in death Jack Layton was trite - the best thing for his legacy was the fact that he never held any real power in the traditional sense, the highest title he had in Toronto was Deputy Mayor I believe and the highest position he had in federal politics was that he was a leader in the official opposition in title (due to his untimely death) and a leader of an opposition party before that. His policies were in large part pipe-dreams with no grounding in economic realities of the world. He may have been a good guy with good aspirations but at the same time I think the Layton love-in was being laid on a bit thick this past week - but I guess he attracted the youth vote and while they can't be bothered to go out and actually vote they sure do know about how to dramatize absolutely everything to a nauseating degree.
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Re: Jack Layton Died Today

Postby Topper » Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:41 pm

If you didn't think he was a idealist nut job before.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2011/10/27/pol-layton-raffi.html
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