The Vancouver Scrum

On the move!

Agh! You’re still here? My new site and weblog, is now up and running; new posts are building up over there, never to be mirrored here. Go! What are you waiting for? All the stuff worth keeping has been migrated over to the new server, and I don’t anticipate making any more posts here.

Bloggers and webmasters: Update your links! Simply replace with in your blogrolls or bookmarks to point to the new site. Old posts will remain on this server for as long as the people at Blogger/Google allow them to remain; unfortunately, I’m not going to bother to come up with any way of converting permalinks on this blog to their corresponding posts on the new site. Yes, I plead laziness. I also realize the irony of switching away from Blogger just it starts to add features that the demanding blog nerds insist upon.

Thanks for reading and linking, and see you over at!

—Ian King, December 13, 2004

Friday, April 04, 2003

In light of Canadian Alliance leader Stephen Harper calling Defence Minister John McCallum an “idiot” in the House earlier this week, PC Party leadership blogger and onetime Hill staffer Micheal Wilson offers up a list of insults deemed ‘unparliamentary’ over the years on his blog (permalinks not working; scroll down to April 3, 2003). I must conclude that either

  1. successive Speakers have become less picky or

  2. parliamentarians have become traded rapiers for bludgeons

Some of those insults are pretty good. I’d think that someone like Sheila Tequila would find “parliamentary pugilist” to be a compliment. I know that if, God forbid, I were ever in the House, I’d take it as such. “Political sewer pipe from Carleton County”, on the other hand, is a bit confusing—is that the Carleton County in Ontario or New Brunswick? Hmm.
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