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September 20, 2008

Blogging Note

Donald Pittenger writes:

Dear Blowhards --

I am alive and well and traveling in Canada. But expen$ive internet service prevented me from posting this week. In the meanwhile, I've been snapping pix and absorbing the scene. Will return to regular posting the 25th,

They are having an election up here as well (voting in mid-October), so the news is politics, politics, politics just as it is "below the line." The big difference is more major political parties leavened by regional differences. Sporty, but I don't think it's an improvement over a two-party setup.

More anon.



posted by Donald at September 20, 2008


I'd love to read more about your opinion on the superiority of the American 2 party setup vis-a-vis the multi-party setup in Canada. As a highly capitalist-based country, I would have though choice and variety would be something embraced rather than shunned here. Based on the lack of any serious dialogue here in a two-party system as regards national health care, I truly believe that only a vibrant and serious multi-party system will eventually result in a health care system that, in general, would be worthy of this country.

If anything, a multi-party system would require a dialogue between parties and actual compromise rather than continual stalemate on important issues.

And for folks out there who cringe with any further government involvement...please explain to me how the kingpins and swells that are at the helm of the fine financial institutions are so readily running toward the governmental sty, while protesting further regulation. I'm waiting for the public reaction to the modern "Let 'em eat cake" thrown in our direction.

Posted by: DarkoV on September 22, 2008 8:35 AM

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