What's the dirt on Justin Trudeau?

Discussion in 'world politics, current affairs and news' started by caleb, Apr 15, 2016.

  1. caleb

    caleb Well-Known Member

    Doesn't seem to be anything more than a particularly liberal neoliberal to me, one whose true colours will show very shortly if they haven't be shown already.

    Yet keep encountering people who think he's something really special and radical, and everything he does or says (no matter how transparent - all that 'I'm a feminist dad' stuff) seems like justification for ever greater fawning to these people.

    What's this fella about?
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  2. DownwardDog

    DownwardDog Riding a Brompton with a power meter.

    He's just done a $15bn arms deal with the Saudis.
  3. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model every man and every woman is a star

    he's prime minister of canada
  4. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    Stage make-up

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  5. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model every man and every woman is a star

    tbh he was helped by the last canadian pm being such a wanker
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  6. Idris2002

    Idris2002 Xmas eve, you know?

    Son of the more famous Pierre.
  7. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    And the accidentally bush-flashing Margaret.
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  8. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    Just a bit of harmless casual sexism.
  9. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    How is it sexist (casual or not) to mention something that - pardon the pun - got flashed around the world 35-odd years ago?
    Is it sexist to refer to it at all?
    To use the euphemism "bush"?

    Or are you just being your usual self, manufacturing accusations so that you can feel superior to others?
  10. Dr Alimantado

    Dr Alimantado Balmed

    12th in betting in next to step down due to Panama Papers.
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2016
  11. Vintage Paw

    Vintage Paw dead stare and computer glare

    He's a way for liberals to feel good about themselves.

    He's the kind face of capitalism.

    It helps that he's young (relatively speaking) and good looking. Superficial as it is, it adds to the idea he's 'just like us' - he gets it (whatever 'it' is). He says nice things about women and gay people and what have you, which of course are important things, but that ends up being the substance of his 'progressiveness' and anything else that he does that's dodgy - well we can largely ignore that or we can say that politicians have to make hard choices when they're dealing with the reality of the world, etc.

    He's neoliberalism's perfect antidote to Dodgy Dave and Blair and Harper and anger at 'the establishment' - amusingly in a more 'establishment' aligned way than someone like Sanders.
  12. petee

    petee i'm spartacus

    Huh - I hadn't heard that.
    Toronto Star
    I had no opinion of him before, now he shows he's your basic statist shill.
  13. Idris2002

    Idris2002 Xmas eve, you know?

  14. where to

    where to Well-Known Member

    the hypocrisy from the Guardian comments section is something to behold.

    the boy that got tugged and demeaned should have nutted the cunt.

    blatant psychopath.
  15. Idris2002

    Idris2002 Xmas eve, you know?

    This should be a resigning matter, but it won't be.
  16. spring-peeper

    spring-peeper Well-Known Member

    Rob Ford, previous mayor of Toronto, didn't have to resign after he pushed a woman down.

  17. Idris2002

    Idris2002 Xmas eve, you know?

    Yes, but who cares what happens in some one-horse, backwoods, hick town like Toronto?
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  18. Mab

    Mab Kingston ON Canada

    Yes the dad who was "caught" on camera doing a pirouette behind Queen Elisabeth's back in Canada.
    I'm glad Harper's out for he was an extremely nasty piece of work though I always stay with my Greens no matter. Harper refused to even debate the Greens . I'll stop I really was disgusted by him. Trudeau is at least a break from Harper who agrees with Trump.
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  19. DownwardDog

    DownwardDog Riding a Brompton with a power meter.

    He did walk across to the guy with the cocksure stride of someone who indulged in juvenile animal torment.
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  20. Yossarian

    Yossarian free shrugs

    He wasn't a man for looking where he was going.

  21. spring-peeper

    spring-peeper Well-Known Member

  22. spring-peeper

    spring-peeper Well-Known Member

    It's strange, but we felt a wave of freedom when Harper got elected. Did you feel it? The country felt more Canadian.

    On a more personal note, are you going to see the Tall Ships?
  23. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    Takes one to know one?
  24. Yossarian

    Yossarian free shrugs

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  25. Sirena

    Sirena Don't monkey with the buzzsaw

    Harper? :eek:
  26. bluescreen

    bluescreen Je est un autre

    That must have been afraidian slip.
  27. Mab

    Mab Kingston ON Canada

    Peeper! Say it ain't so--your confused right? Did you not mean we felt a wave of relief when he was booted out? I was actually having assassination dreams at the time grrrrrrr.

    Wow, I love tall ships and this year will def check it out. Cheers!
  28. Idris2002

    Idris2002 Xmas eve, you know?

    His Da definitely had a "strange hum off the machinery"

    Definite yelp of pain there, at about 0:35. Hard to see if it's a case of this, though:

    Canuck comment here compares Trudeau le petit to Charles I - high praise indeed!

    Trudeau's actions contradict his pledge to respect Parliament
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  29. Idris2002

    Idris2002 Xmas eve, you know?

    A view from the world of ice Haughey, eh I mean hockey:

  30. tim

    tim EXPLODED TIM! (Help me!!!)

    He's even worse than Steve Bell!

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