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I must offer an apology to Anthony Housefather. He’s a city councillor Cote St. Luc/Hampstead/Montreal West and was a major supporter for the yes side during the demerger referedums. I said somethings about hiim that wasn’t kind nor appropriate and in retrospect, I should have not applied such mean things to him. I’ve never met the guy and the only contact that I’ve had with the guy prior to today was watching him give interviews on TV. Therefore I can’t really can’t and shouldn’t comment on his character. I spoke with him through e-mails today and must say that the guy seems really nice. I mean, considering my apprehensive behaviour on this site towards the guy, I was surprised that he was open and diplomatic to open conversation than I was. He and I have a difference of opinion (although I didn’t really take a side in the issue until the very end and it was not because I felt one side presented a better argument than the other, but because I didn’t like how the yes side was presenting it’s argument), which is ok. Difference of opinion is a good thing because only with debate will we be able to learn and consider new ideas. What rubbed me in the wrong way about the guy was his passion which is hypocritical of me, because usually when take a strong opinion on something, I’m prolly just as vocal about my views as him. I bet there are some people that think that I’m an asshole for my strong opinion on some issues like two-tier health programs, but I shouldn’t call someone an asshole for being passionate about something that one truly believes in.

So in summary, Anthony Housefather = good guy. Edward Janiszewski = major league asshole.

Oh, and I’m not going to apologize to Janiszewski because I’ve met the guy and if you haven’t heard about my encounters, click here.

Oh, and remember my funny sign that I took a picture of? It was funny because it made it look like anglophones supported Quebec independance. Well, it turns out, the yes side of the demerger campaign did not support the signs. I found this interesting story in the on the Google cache. I don’t know how long it’ll be there though. But I find this story funny. Well, funny because the whole mess is over.

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  • Eric Olsen

    excesive self-analysis can lead to paralysis (I like that, it rhymes)

  • Clarice Starling to Hannibal Lecter: “You see a lot don’t you doctor [insert Blogcritics]. Why don’t you turn that high-powered perception at yourself and tell us what you see, or, maybe you’re afraid to.”

  • heh, i don’t think there’s enough room in the peoples republic of china for to fit all those nautical conversationists.

  • Shark

    Maybe the Pirates of the Caribbean II folks should move in.

    I’ll give somebody my seat.

    PS: Montreal? What the hell is it again?

  • Chris Kent

    Yes, but was she from Montreal?…….:)

  • Eric Olsen

    I once met a nice Canadian girl sleeping under a car at the US Festival

  • Eric Olsen

    Oh, and I didn’t mean to imply that MD was harsh, she was quite diplomatic.

  • Chris Kent

    Hey!! That’s not fair!!!

    I thought this was the “Get out our Canadian Frustrations” thread…..

  • Kinda reminds me of the time I met a ginsoaked barroom queen in Memphis.

  • Chris Kent

    I was covering a convention once in Toronto and met this beautiful woman from Montreal at the Chelsea Hotel. We spent the entire week together, visiting Chinatown, Madison Avenue Pub, a Comedy Club, and other places. When she would call her parents she would speak in French. *sighs* She was the love of my life, though I never saw her again after that week. One day I shall visit Montreal for the first time. I hear it’s a nice city.

  • Eric Olsen

    What a thread: the obscure meets the abrasive meets the oblique. While the criticism was way too harsh, I think MD has it about right that in theory each post should stand alone: even a sentence or two set up (with link to further background info) is usually enough to give some context.

    Beyond that, the only sure thing I know is that people don’t give a shit about that which they don’t give a shit.

  • re – jim’s comment #9 – ah, i see now. Having just been attacked by a dose of the AIF, i see that the “that is all” sign-off is something of a regularity amongst a few.
    Well, i can assure you that i was, in fact, thinking of that simpsons episode when the german folks are announcing the pay-offs. “Simpson. Homer. That is all.”
    So sorry for the confusion.

  • Shark

    Gore comes clean regarding his writing goals:

    “I don’t really care if anyone knows what I’m talking about.”

    ~Mission Accomplished!

    PS: Even a Canadian Idol needs a ‘Simon’.

  • Typo in Comment 11: Should read “up to James to decide.”

    However, I believe a blog entry should make its points without people going to the links. Most readers do not check out the links. I believe links should offer additional information and context, not core material. It should be in the entry.

  • I think the funniest thing about all this is that I offered a link to my blog explaining what I’m talking about in the post. Therefore, if people actually cared to know what I’m talking about and not care about that but just want to complain instead, they would click on the link.

  • Tom

    I think he was practicing for the National Doublespeak contest.

  • I didn’t ‘get’ the entry either. Read it three times to make sure. Perhaps an explanation of the parties and the issues would have helped. Or, James might want to post things to Blogcritics that are not so insider. For example, Eric rarely posts entries from his local blog here. I discussed Portland in an entry recently, but only because it was a party to a lawsuit with national implications. Most of my regional stuff is not reposted here, either. It is up James to, of course, but people do get exasperated when they don’t know what you’re talking about.

  • i dont think so man. i got both. why do u ask? (looks over post to see signs of fuckwittery. nope. none there, man)

  • Duke, did you just accidentally out your own bad self as the fuckwit “expert” who didn’t have an email address or web site?

  • that was some nasty comment-flinging there. losts of stuff gets posted here that i don’t neccesarily care for, that doesn’t mean it isn’t just as worthy as anything else. After all, this is blogcritics.org, not FolksWhatTalkAboutThingsILike.org

    That is all

  • I don’t really care if anyone knows what I’m talking about. If this doesn’t affect your life whatsoever, why are you wasting your time reading this posting? I mean, if you really want to waste any more of you time, check out this site.

  • Hey, I’m interested in Montreal city politics, not the least because I used to live there, and like a nice sherbet, provides a palette cleanser from the relentless stream of bullshit from elsewhere, where freedom is spelt: “I THOGHT I TOLDED YOU TO SHUT THE FCUK UP!!!!!!”

  • Stately Wayne Manor

    guytalikn’bout? And who could give a rat
    fuck about political bullshit in fucking

    This post basically connects to almost
    nobody,wastes cyberspace and also:
    Just when did this place become a forum
    for obscure Canuck political & personal
    apologies??? F**KING WEIRD.This place is
    getting really bizarro world.Is this guy
    a friend of yours or something Phillip?

  • Patrick

    Duuude. That was the worst thing to come from Montreal since SARS. Or was that Toronto. What happened to SARS anyway? Did some Hong Kong dude pack it up in his suitcase and go home?

  • Shark

    Montreal politics? Oh, I see. Then go ahead and delete my entire comment.

    PS: What’s a “Montreal”?

  • Shark, James gave more than enough information to determine exactly what it is about which he is talking. If you’re not interested in Montreal politics, skip the post — as others might skip American political posts.

  • Shark

    Wow. Just think how interesting this could be IF ANYONE KNEW WHAT THE FUCK YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT.

    Just curious:

    Why don’t you send your bizarre obscure apologies in private emails to your protagonist?