Well, well. McCarthy actually acted for the good of the country

Discussion in 'Political Discussions' started by nosborne48, Oct 1, 2023.

  1. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    Or divvy up the work into uber-committees, coming together as a House only to vote.

    Virtual sessions would allow representatives to work from their districts and, possibly, be more accessible to their constituents. Even more so with more districts with smaller numbers in each.
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  2. Jonathan Whatley

    Jonathan Whatley Well-Known Member

    In 1987 voters in New Brunswick elected Liberal candidates to all 58 seats in the provincial legislature. With no non-Liberal member to face the government at Question Period, the Liberal government allowed the second-place Progressive Conservative party to submit written questions. (The next election in 1991 produced a livelier legislature: The Liberals won another majority government but three opposition parties won seats.)
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  3. Bill Huffman

    Bill Huffman Well-Known Member

    I would guess that having so many House of Representative districts would eliminate the undemocratic practice known as gerrymandering.

    Can we vote here on DegreeInfo and get the constitution updated? :)
  4. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    Incitatus. Probably looked something like Mitch McConnell...
  5. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    Interestingly there are some MPs in the British Parliament who submit questions in writing because their colleagues can't understand their accents.
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  6. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Dunno. Ah'm jest a pore gitar-picker from the South -- of Ontario. Don't have no qualifications in research. Don't things ever jest "go wrong?"
  7. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    Oh, I can see it...settin' on the levee alongside the ol' Saint Lawrence, watchin' the Alexander MacKenzie steam by...yassa she's feelin' right lazy on a hot October aftanoon...got yosef a Mason jar o' ol' Screech...
  8. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    Hm. Is they catfish in the St. Lawrence?
  9. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Yep. It's the fishin' capital. Sez so right here. (Google).


    Popular species among anglers include northern pike, walleyes, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, muskies, carp, yellow perch, and bullheads, but the river also has crappies, pumpkinseeds, rock bass, catfish, coho salmon, chinook salmon, lake trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, eels, suckers, drum, and others.
  10. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Not quite - here are the RIGHT lyrics, by a Canadian, David Wilcox. It's a favourite of mine, for obvious reasons :) :

    Sittin' on a Riverboat havin' a party
    Me and My Cajun queen
    She's turnin' 21 on the Mississippi river
    Headin' out of New Orlean

    The Year is 1894
    Oh, Come on mama and love me some more
    Her dark eyes flashed like a Gambler's ring
    She shakes her pretty head and sings

    Life for me is a Riverboat Fantasy
    Watchin' the sun go down
    Oh, a rock & roll band, with a reefer in my hand
    Now look at that wheel go round
    Cocaine kisses and moonshine misses
    That's the life for me
    I'm sailing away from my heartache
    On a Riverboat fantasy

    Can't think, Can't drink anymore whisky
    I coulda drunk a river dry
    Mmm, this old boat is a just sittin' in the moon light
    Catchin' the gleam in her eye
    Showers of rain come pourin' down
    The sky full of stars like a French Lace gown
    Shimmer, glimmer I think I'm going to fall
    WHAT?? Catch me mama that's all.

    You can hear it here:
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  11. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    Ah, but the Mississippi doesn't reach into Canada!
  12. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Oh my how I wish it did! I'd sail all the way down to Biloxi.... OK Maybe I could changes the lines:

    "Sittin' on a riverboat, havin' a party
    Me and my Cajun reine
    She's turnin' 21 on the St. Lawrence River
    Steamin' past la Madeleine."

    Will that do? :)

    You know - I have a lot of weaknesses. And David Wilcox's songs cater to ALL of them! :)
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2023
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  13. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    That didn't stop David Wilcox. Not for a second. Nah - I think I like his song the way it is.
  14. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

  15. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    It's occasionally happened in the Caribbean that a national legislature would consist entirely of members of one party. Those examples and this one are great examples why party list proportional representation is better than single member districts. It eliminates gerrymandering too.

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