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Two Decades Yet Totally Now [Feb. 15th, 2016|04:38 pm]
Greetings Fellow Comstoks!
Via Twitter, I found out today is the 20th Anniversary of the Shawinigan handshake (that link provides most of the info, except how the Prime Minister broke one of the protester's teeth). It's one of those things which is amusing on one level yet not fucking funny at all.

The guy getting choked was protesting cuts to unemployment benefits. An obscure iconic image from Canada is as much a harbinger of North America's future.

[User Picture]From: sabotabby
2016-02-15 10:44 pm (UTC)
And Jean "I eat pepper on my steak" Chretien seems progressive now by comparison. Ugh and double ugh.
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[User Picture]From: fengi
2016-02-15 10:47 pm (UTC)
Stephen Harper, like so many recent/current conservatives, is the Overton Window made flesh.
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[User Picture]From: sabotabby
2016-02-15 10:50 pm (UTC)
Ayup. Which opens the door for Dustin Waterhole to waltz in looking like a progressive when he ain't.
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[User Picture]From: browngirl
2016-02-16 12:41 am (UTC)
This is horrifying and educational. :(
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