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Justin Trudeau to become 1st world leader to appear in ‘Drag Race’ franchise

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  1. [5]
    Loire
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    Love him or hate him, Trudeau's number 1 skill has always been his image. The guy is a journeyman politician at "making appearances". With how popular the RPDR franchise is right now, this is...

    Love him or hate him, Trudeau's number 1 skill has always been his image. The guy is a journeyman politician at "making appearances". With how popular the RPDR franchise is right now, this is another in a long line of good looks for him.

    7 votes
    1. [4]
      aphoenix
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      I have to super agree. I won't vote for him ever again (or to be more accurate, will never vote liberal with him at the helm) due to the lie about electoral reform, and I disapprove of a lot of...

      Trudeau's number 1 skill has always been his image

      I have to super agree. I won't vote for him ever again (or to be more accurate, will never vote liberal with him at the helm) due to the lie about electoral reform, and I disapprove of a lot of things that he has done. But goddamn I think we would be friends in real life.

      I have a similar feeling about the mayor of my home town. We disagree on a lot of policies, but he's just such a nice guy, and we actually have been friends for 25 years.

      To borrow a D&Dism, I think they both have 20 charismas and have wisdom as their dump stat.

      5 votes
      1. [3]
        cfabbro
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        Holy shit, that's the funniest and most accurate description of Trudeau I have ever heard! Meanwhile Doug Ford has 20 Con, 20 Str (+2 Cokehead bonus), and Int and Wis were both dump stats. ;) His...

        I think they both have 20 charismas and have wisdom as their dump stat

        Holy shit, that's the funniest and most accurate description of Trudeau I have ever heard!

        Meanwhile Doug Ford has 20 Con, 20 Str (+2 Cokehead bonus), and Int and Wis were both dump stats. ;) His brother clearly should have invested more into Con too, but I guess he chose Cha instead.

        2 votes
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          aphoenix
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          Not to speak ill of the dead, but I think Rob must have had a high Con to consume all the drugs that he did for so long, but eventually you gotta roll a Nat 1.

          Not to speak ill of the dead, but I think Rob must have had a high Con to consume all the drugs that he did for so long, but eventually you gotta roll a Nat 1.

          3 votes
          1. cfabbro
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            Eh, fuck Rob Ford. Even putting aside the crack smoking he was a truly awful person, and truly awful mayor. A lot of the CUPE issues we are seeing play out right now at the provincial level, he...

            Eh, fuck Rob Ford. Even putting aside the crack smoking he was a truly awful person, and truly awful mayor. A lot of the CUPE issues we are seeing play out right now at the provincial level, he had a direct hand as mayor in contributing to. He worked to undermine labour rights and fair pay for workers almost his entire political career, as has his brother.

            3 votes
  2. kfwyre
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    This is an aside and has nothing to do with Trudeau, but I desperately need Drag Race to change up its formula. With the (honestly impressive) trajectory of success they've had, it's clear that...

    This is an aside and has nothing to do with Trudeau, but I desperately need Drag Race to change up its formula.

    With the (honestly impressive) trajectory of success they've had, it's clear that lots of people want to watch drag queens compete (myself included!), but the show has spread itself so thin and copy/pasted the worst parts of itself so many times that I now have almost zero enthusiasm for it. As much as I love the queens it puts on TV, keeping up with the show itself feels almost like a chore.

    5 votes
  3. [4]
    NoblePath
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    Pretty sure aoc was on there. Guess she doesn’t count as world leader.

    Pretty sure aoc was on there. Guess she doesn’t count as world leader.

    1 vote
    1. [2]
      Loire
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      I mean... With all love to AOC... She's not a "world leader". She's a mid-tier member of the least important federal body in a single country. Yes she has a large digital presence and a devoted...

      I mean... With all love to AOC... She's not a "world leader". She's a mid-tier member of the least important federal body in a single country. Yes she has a large digital presence and a devoted following but if she is a world leader then so is... Earl "Buddy" Carter. Nobody outside of the US would consider an American House of Representatives member a "world leader".

      Even Nancy Pelosi would be pushing the term. Even the all important Senators are a stretch.

      Generally speaking the term "world leader" symbolizes whatever singular position heads the entire nation, whether it be President, Prime Minister, or Dictator Perpetuo. Exceptions are sometimes made for symbolic positions like remnant monarchies, but certainly not for a middling member of a single country's lowest federal body.

      7 votes
      1. kfwyre
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        Definitely. I wasn’t implying that AOC or Pelosi were world leaders, but I do think it’s good context to know that they were on the show. Helps explain to anyone not familiar with Drag Race why...

        Definitely. I wasn’t implying that AOC or Pelosi were world leaders, but I do think it’s good context to know that they were on the show. Helps explain to anyone not familiar with Drag Race why Trudeau might make an appearance at a drag queen competition in the first place.

        2 votes
    2. kfwyre
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      She was. Nancy Pelosi too.

      She was. Nancy Pelosi too.

      2 votes