11.25.2015 08:50 PM

An outcome is a proof is a value

The usual suspects on the, er, cringe Right are apparently apoplectic about the way Justin Trudeau expresses himself. As such, they have been circulating the quote below on social media today, because they are in high dudgeon, etc. etc.

Personally, I think it’s brilliant, because it strongly resembles this proven classic. I therefore offer it up to you here, to clip and save. Put it on the fridge, so your kids can see it and use it on their next exam. 



  1. Curt says:

    My mother taught English, and my two sisters taught English. They corrected me all the time. However I haven’t the faintest idea what he is saying. I guess I should be happy he didn’t end his sentence with a proposition ….. Er or is that a preposition. Being a math nerd from Nova Scotia I can never get that strait.

    • Tim Sullivan says:

      How does the supposed expertise or experience of your family members make you some kind of expert?

      Saying you don’t understand what Trudeau is saying may just be a reflection on you, not him.

    • Tim Sullivan says:

      Would you say you are “bewildered”? It’s the dust you’re in, not your lack of expertise-by-proxy.

  2. Steve T says:

    I think JT’s heart is in the right place, but this sort of political non-speak is off-putting for many people, me included. It’s not inspirational, and it doesn’t actually say anything of value. Please either make a definitive statement, or if you are too frightened to take a position on an issue, just say nothing.

  3. EB says:

    It ain’t rocket science, but the effect is interesting. It is a very positive message:
    Clear, forward, solution
    shared values, desires
    great country

    Heck, in combination, I don’t know what this means, but damn it, I feel better already.

  4. Joe says:

    Other deep thoughts of Justin include:

    If I take 4 away from 8 I get 4. How can that be? I just took 4 away!
    How come the holes in a cat’s fur always line up exactly with its eyes?

    Of course he also has some really deep thought like:

    You can push a slug to the sky but you can then drown the pig.

    • nobonus4nonis says:

      please stop pissing in our brand new pool. we just cancelled our version of jersey shore. as for the new guy, he may turn out to be the best person for these turbulent times and we will discover some day how lucky we are.

  5. rww says:

    Shared goals and different approaches to achieve them across the country. Sounds like federalism to me.

  6. DougM says:

    Bafflegab at its best.

  7. Tim Sullivan says:

    This might cause the right wingers a bit more angst:

    “There’s an awful lot of people who sort of shrugged and said he has nothing but a name to go on and found themselves slightly bewildered as I left them in the dust,” said the prime minister.

  8. Rick Joyce says:

    When I read Justine Trudeau’s “hopeful” statement, it takes me back to the 1970’s. Reality has a habit of derailing such ambitious thoughts. He will learn and we will be along for the ride.

  9. PJ says:

    I’m grateful for Canada having a younger PM…..Just off an election, he chose a new cabinet……Attended the G20, met the Queen, met the British PM. off to the Commonwealth Conference today, and then the UN Climate Conference next……in the interview with the BBC Current Affairs program….the man looks like he just came off a nice vacation…..with such youthful energy…..its no wonder he left his detractors “in the dust”….I will admit I wasn’t a big booster when the man first won the leadership of the party…but my admiration for him grows daily…..

  10. Ronald O'Dowd says:


    Bit too bureaucraticspeakTM pour moi.

  11. nobonus4nonis says:

    thank you for using festerland. that is a registered dot com name and i appreciate any help in making it known but please don’t use it here as this site belongs to mr kinsella. i doubt he minds it appearing in the body of a comment but a heading is not appropriate.

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