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Happened to catch a old version of Question Period in the House of Commons, where Pierre Trudeau, as Prime Minister, was all over then Opposition Leader Joe Clark, and it showed how much the two disliked each other. Trudeau was speaking in response to statements made by Clark, that Canada had fallen a few rungs down the ladder of standard of living according to other world countries. And it was not so much that Clark had made the statements to the House, because according to Trudeau, Clark had only read what his staff had put before him. His main complaint was that Clark believed what had been written for him, and then Trudeau began telling the house that Clark was, for lack of a better term, a fool for doing so. The exchange had to have been around 1980-83, after Clark was defeated as PM on a non-confidence motion. Probably what made it compelling to watch was Trudeau's skill as an orator.
Learned the other day that, according to Merriam-Webster, the dictionary people, that one of the most-looked up words in 2016, was the word "bigly". Apparently, that word became known when incoming President-elect Donald Trump, used it a number of times in his path to the White House, when he said in so many words, that if he was elected, he was going to reduce taxes, "bigly".
One guesses that if you confuse enough people while on the campaign trail, to get elected like Trump, hopefully in four years, we'll get to know what he meant.
A belated thank you to everyone who came out on Christmas Day to enjoy one of the best tasting dinners we have ever served. There was close to 600 lbs of turkey cooked and served, and the guests were raving, it was hot, lots to eat and the mood was encouraging to the many volunteers that showed up to help with all the work. The Yavis family should be thanked for their generosity, and it takes the efforts of a lot of people to make it happen. Christmas Day would be a lot different for a lot of people without that dinner.