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there are undoubtedly many of you who don't read rick mercer's blog. which is ok, since you're not canadians. but what's going on there right now transcends national borders.

background:

ralph klein is the premier of alberta, and alberta has been a little, shall we say, reticent to jump on the same-sex marriage bandwagon as it's travelled across canada. at first he vowed to fight it with everything he's got, then he mumbled and grumbled about how his lawyers told him he couldn't actually do anything, and now he's said that he'll accept the idea of same-sex marriage licenses with chagrin, and work on some legislation to allow marriage commissioners to refuse if they have moral objections (why yes, he is a bigotted fuckwit, why do you ask?). he's also known for imbibing rather too much alcohol than he can hold without making a fool of himself in public (and yes, too many albertans continue to reelect him).

take note of the picture next to that article. it's a lovely catch all on its own.

then go here:

rick mercer has an unerring eye, and knows how to excite us.

a nation with too much free time on its hands.

on 2005-07-14 20:10 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] machineplay.livejournal.com
He has a blog?!?


I think I'll wait to show [livejournal.com profile] themage. It's not fair to cause an actuary to have spontaneous orgasms at work, unless it's got to do with segmentation and the quarterly numbers.

rick mercer

on 2005-07-14 20:37 (UTC)
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Posted by [identity profile] pir-anha.livejournal.com
yeah, he started it not too long ago. and it got immediately syndicated: [livejournal.com profile] rick_mercer.

on 2005-07-14 20:26 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] supergee.livejournal.com
Amazing pix, but they had a pretty good one to start with. The first time I saw it, I thought, "He's just found out what same-sex couples do."

on 2005-07-14 21:20 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] nellorat.livejournal.com
Thank you, thank you, thank you! I'd seen the original picture, which I thought made him look a lot like Rodney Dangerfield, but the others were both new to me and literally LOL. I liked "Nice Hat" and many of the second group (Hot Momma, Emperor, Mad) the most

The Globe Hates Ralph

on 2005-07-14 22:51 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] planetalyx.livejournal.com
I have never seen a picture of him in the G&M that didn't make him look like an idiot, and at least once they've transcribed his quotes verbatim by sound, complete with "yawanna" type utterances. (As in, "Yawanna have a world class health care system, yagotta have to pay for it.")

on 2005-07-15 21:45 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] velochicdunord.livejournal.com
I found it pretty darn fast. I think I was subscribed within a week of him starting it up. Talk about developing fan base. Go Rickie, go!

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