1) A person who is new to a game <–this would actually be a newb
2) A person who, regardless of experience, lacks the skill or competence to be competitive in a certain game
3) Someone who tends to whine or complain when being beaten at a game – often done by accusing more skilled opponents of hacking
4) One who may talk trash, claiming to be elite at a game, only to be beaten down by a better player, or will turn down any games when challenged by better players.
5) Overall, a real jerk.
If the current election ads for Harper are any indication, either an election has already been called in his mind, or he is jealous of the 3 year media-whore fest that the American election process has become.
One of the things supposedly off the table in this election bid is the contentious fetal personhood bill, aka Bill-C484. Harper has said he is not interested in reopening the abortion debate.
And once elected, faster than Chris Angel can pick your pocket, Harper announced all women to be already fully equal and therefore no longer in need of advocacy or women’s issues no longer in need of study and universal childcare to be satisfied with a cheque resulting in taxing lower income Canadians.
So when Harper says he has no interest in reopening the abortion debate what he means is that if elected to a majority government he will reward his fundamentalist friends with the passage of anti abortion laws. There will be no need for debate as such a bill would pass easily through a Reform government majority. And Presto Change-o no reopening of debate. Promise kept.
Make no mistake. Like a certain ring bearer Harper sees the brass ring of the PM’s office as belonging rightfully to him.
For every Liberal scandal of which Harper & Co. have railed on about they have equaled and surpassed themselves. Yet they continue to presume moral superiority in a way that only those lacking it can.
This will not be an election fought under traditional Canadian terms. This will be fought with all the dirty tricks of the Bush Republicans. Cheney, Rove, the Swiftboaters. This will be a war fought by Christians who do not follow the teachings of Christ. By Conservatives who don’t believe in conservation. A class war fought from the top down. A battle to wrest the rights that the majority of Canadians believe in from them while they allow apathy and disillusionment with the system to lull them in a false sense of security that things will always be pretty much the same.
This will be an historic election. It will be the election that decides if Canada survives.