Thursday, January 24, 2008

Mr. Ignatieff, I'm Coming For You...

Even if its only to make this douchebag cry

That's right.

When Michael Ignatieff attends my humble post-secondary institution -- and future alma mater on Friday, 1 February, I will be in attendance.

However, I'm not attending as a partisan heckler.

I have some crucial questions for Mr Ignatieff. Among them:

-What is his stance on the potential official establishment of an independent and sovereign Kurdistan? Pro or con? Should Canada be supportive of it?

-Who among the insurgents in Afghanistan should be negotiated with? Under what conditions would we negotiate with them, and what sort of terms should we be willing to accept?

-Should NATO and the Kabul government be prepared to accept a potential partitioning of Afghanistan (a la Pashtunistan)? If so, under what conditions?

Hopefully, the Nexus will bring you the answer to these questions and more on Saturday, 2 February.

Stay tuned.


  1. Good for you. Just don't get tasered, bro.

  2. I have some connections. I may even be able to cajole him into giving me a one-on-one.

    The thing is that I really don't disagree with Ignatieff's politics as much as some would probably suspect (although I do have some disagreeents), and I expect he'll have some very interesting answers to my questions.

  3. Iggy won't know what hit him. He's more accustomed to the lame queries from flatheaded, ideology-addled MPs -- not sharp, young undergrads. OMG, is Iggy ever in for it.

    Since he's the most approximate heir to Trudeau we've got, why don't you nail him for the NEP, too!

  4. I actually expect almost the precise opposite. I expect that Mr Ignatieff will have some very interesting things to say.

    If I can get him to engage with the said topic material in a non-partisan fashion, I think we'll all be the richer for it.

    That's the Michael Ignatieff that I'm expecting to encounter on 1 February. I hope he lives up to it.

  5. Iggy is so gonna poop his pants when you start talking into the mike.

    He's gonna be, like, 'This is so not Harvard, and these Albertans don't read anything except the Herald, and I'm going to like so ply them with partisan charm and intellectaul goodness.'

    Then you're gonna start in about Kurdistan...

    Everyone will here a squishy sound...

    And it'll be the sound of Iggy pooping his intellectual pants!

  6. Notwithstanding the undertow of snarky belligerence, those are quite legitimate questions. It should be interesting to see how he addresses them. I'd like those answers too.

    p.s. Hey, I see you took off the comment moderation. Good move! There may be hope for you yet... ;)

    p.p.s. Don't get tazed. It would be hilarious, but not terribly productive.

  7. The comment moderation was put in place only to deal with the comments of a certain individual (who I shall not name) who never has anything good to say.

    I don't feel obligated to allow vicious comments to remain posted if they don't contribute anything valuable to the debate.

    The comment moderation will probably go back on from time to time, but hopefully will always come off.

    As for the idea of mr Ignatieff "pooping his intellectual pants", no one should be looking forward to that too much. I expect it's not going to happen.

  8. KEv's a whole lot smarter than you seem to think and while he can most certainly be vulgar, he's also quite sharply incisive at times. It's a shame to dismiss that in an offhand manner.

  9. Douchebag? How terribly uncivil of you, Patrick. I'm surprised you let that comment stand. Oh wait, your playground, your rules, right?

    Next time, why don't you take a moment and check who wrote the post, just for kicks and giggles.

  10. Kevron may well be a good deal smarter than his comments give him credit for. Then again, considering that his blog is probably one of the most vacuous sites on the entirety of the internet, he certainly doesn't do himself any favours in that regard.

    He simply contributes nothing of value. If he does that out of choice, it's only doubly contemptuous. It would be excusable if he were at least merely stupid.

    And speaking of stupid, it's now time to address everyone's favourite whirling dervish:

    Are suggesting that women can't be douchebags? How sexist of you. I happen to be an equal-opportunity douchebag-identifier.

    Try not to think of it as me calling you a douchebag, but rather as me bringing it to your attention that you are, in fact, a douchebag.

    I just think you should know.

  11. Coming from you, that's probably a compliment. Thanks ever so.

  12. Coming from you (and judging from your regular mental acumen) that probably qualifies as original.

    Thanks for dropping by.


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