March 9, 2006

Women in Politics…Finnish Style

So I am a typical man, late, but I have witnesses, yesterday I was wishing women Happy International Women’s Day. Since today is the first of 364 consecutive International Men’s Days (feminists love me, they truly do), I want to celebrate by writing about women in Politics.

Now as we seek to rebuild the Liberal Party in Canada, we want to get a cool edge. Here is what Conan O Brien look-a-like Tarja Halonen is up to in Finland. 10 members of her caucus, 9 of them women, have put together a little video supporting their candidate. Most of Fuddle Duddlers don’t speak Finnish, but you get the point.

The evil Finnish opposition has responded by adding a familiar theme to the song. It’s hilarious. Those dirty tricks. HAHA! Thanks to ainge who sent me the two videos. I miss you ainge, and I miss Vancouver.

On another women’s day note, our dear President Brigitte Legault made an appearance on La Part des Choses last night. She did splendidly well! My favorite part was when Brigitte described her ideal husband. You still make me laugh Brig. She’s laughing too cuz she knows what I am thinking.

I also wanna make a tribute to my mommy, cuz it’s women’s day, and I love her very much, and she does my laundry, and cooks me food, and she gives me 20 bucks every now and then. You’re the best.

21 Commentaires:

Anonymous Anonymous a dit...

Denise Brunsdon is still my favorite woman.

3/09/2006 7:20 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous a dit...

Denise is the favourite of many of us...

3/09/2006 8:50 p.m.  
Blogger fidel a dit...

antonio = mamone.

emancipate yourself.

let your mom enjoy herself atop St. josephs oratory. if you know what i mean. ;)

3/09/2006 11:07 p.m.  
Blogger angela a dit...

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3/10/2006 1:21 a.m.  
Blogger Antonio a dit...

i linked your site ainge, remember youre the one who taught me how to use blogspot

3/10/2006 1:38 a.m.  
Blogger fidel a dit...

antonio, please dont forget to emancipate yourself.

its an important thing to remember.

it would be very hot.

3/10/2006 1:43 a.m.  
Blogger fidel a dit...

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3/10/2006 1:43 a.m.  
Anonymous Leila a dit...

Denise is your favourite woman? Are you crazy? She's such an attention-whore and extremely insecure. She's a big mouth and takes up causes for her own personal gain.

I think she disservices women and, not to mention, she drives me (and many others) absolutely crazy with her vacant, self-righteous cries.

On the day after International Women's Day, I hate to criticize a fellow woman who (well, at least for her own sake) promotes women's causes, but I know so many guys and girls who just roll their eyes at her crazy ideas/comments. People see right through her.

If you want to look up to a strong young woman, look up to Brigitte Legault. Now there's a girl with a head on her shoulders and who's going places. She knows what she is doing and how to get there. Very bright.

3/10/2006 1:52 a.m.  
Blogger angela a dit...

shhh antonio dont tell the whole internet that i am responsible for your ability to hyperlink.

3/10/2006 4:26 a.m.  
Blogger angela a dit...

leila makes fuddle-duddle into a soap opera. golly.

3/10/2006 4:27 a.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous a dit...

I agree with Leila. Brigitte Legault is the greatest woman on Earth!

3/10/2006 10:03 a.m.  
Blogger fidel a dit...

elect ainge for liberal leader! gee golly. my oh my. shes a woman if i ever knew one.

3/10/2006 12:23 p.m.  
Blogger s.b. a dit...

Draft Frechette for Leadership

Does Anyone running for leadership have as many qualifications as this woman?

Louise Fréchette is the first Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations. A national of Canada, she assumed her duties on 2 March 1998, after having been appointed by Secretary-General Kofi Annan.The post of Deputy Secretary-General was established by the General Assembly at the end of 1997 as part of the reform of the United Nations, to help manage Secretariat operations and to ensure coherence of activities and programmes. The purpose was also to elevate the Organization’s profile and leadership in the economic and social spheres. The Deputy Secretary-General assists the Secretary-General in the full range of his responsibilities and also may represent the United Nations at conferences and official functions. She chairs the Steering Committee on Reform and Management Policy and the Advisory Board of the United Nations Fund for International Partnerships (UNFIP), which handles relations with the foundation set up by Ted Turner in support of the United Nations.

Before joining the United Nations, Ms. Fréchette was the Deputy Minister of National Defence of Canada from 1995 to 1998. Prior to that, she was Associate Deputy Minister in her country’s Department of Finance. She served as Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations from 1992 to 1995. Ms. Fréchette began her career in 1971 in Canada’s Department of External Affairs. She was part of her country’s delegation to the General Assembly in 1972, and then served as Second Secretary at the Canadian Embassy in Athens until 1975. From 1975 to 1977, Ms. Fréchette worked in the European Affairs Division in Canada’s Department of External Affairs.

Returning to Europe, she served as First Secretary at the Canadian Mission to the United Nations in Geneva from 1978 to 1982. During that period, she participated in a session of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Madrid from November 1980 to July 1981.After serving as Deputy Director of the Trade Policy Division in the Department of External Affairs from 1982 to 1983, Ms. Fréchette became Director of the European Summit Division from 1983 to 1985. She received her first ambassadorship in 1985, serving as Canada’s ambassador to Argentina with concurrent accreditation to Uruguay and Paraguay.Ms. Fréchette was named Assistant Deputy Minister for Latin America and the Caribbean in the Department of External Affairs and international trade in October 1988. In that capacity, she directed a review of Canada’s relations with the region, which led to Canada’s entry into the Organization of American States (OAS). In January 1991 she became Assistant Deputy Minister for Economic Policy and Trade Competitiveness.

Ms. Fréchette received a Bachelor of Arts degree from College Basile Moreau. She earned a degree in history from the University of Montreal in 1970 and a post-graduate diploma in economic studies at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium in 1978. She has received honorary doctorate degrees from Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Kyung Hee University in Seoul, University of Ottawa, University of Toronto, and Laval University, Québec. In 1998, she was appointed Officer of the Order of Canada.Born in Montreal on 16 July 1946, Ms. Fréchette is single. She speaks French, English and Spanish.
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posted by s.b. at 12:25 PM

3/10/2006 12:55 p.m.  
Anonymous Tammy a dit...

Long Live Brigitte Legault!

3/10/2006 1:50 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous a dit...

If only we could combine the best of Denise and the best of Brigitte into some kind of super Liberal female hybrid we would easily have the greatest woman on the face of the earth.

Harper would not stand a chance against Denisitte or maybe Bridise?

3/10/2006 3:17 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous a dit...

I'd accept the Brigitte part, but Denise - no thanks!

3/10/2006 5:09 p.m.  
Blogger Antonio a dit...


I'm laughing so hard tears are coming out.

3/10/2006 5:23 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous a dit...

Coming soon?

I can only hope and pray.

3/10/2006 8:42 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous a dit...

Is this Brigitte Legault related to everyone's favorite madame-separtist Josée Legault (heard on CJAD's Tommy Schnurmacher Show)? Fuddle Duddle shouldn't be associated with separtist sympathizers (i.e. Tommy Schnurmacher), if the whole idea of the blog is to support Canadian federalism.

3/10/2006 11:01 p.m.  
Blogger Antonio a dit...

the PQ also had a minister named Fancois Legault

He wrote the 1st year budget of a sovereign think trees were cut down to produce that...

Besides, my colleague Alex's grandfather is on the PQ executive but we love alex all the same.

No there is no relation...stop smearing.

3/11/2006 1:46 a.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous a dit...

i think members of jlcq are closing FD down because they're involved and co-conspiring with separatists....

just my 2 cents....

3/11/2006 1:52 p.m.  

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