Monday, 29 December 2008

Christmas and New Year Message Links

Do you get annoyed when the media interprets speeches by government and opposition leaders, rather than letting you hear the entire message yourself? I do.

I often wish the pundits would stop explaining and playing 30 second blurbs of the speeches. I prefer to listen to what is said and make up my own mind what the message is.

In the Spirit of the Season, I am adding the following Christmas and New Year Message links. No comments. No interpretations. Just a chance for you to listen for yourself. I am sure you'll figure out what each of these people is trying to say. And you don't need me to explain.

The Queen's Christmas Speech to the Commonwealth

New Year's Message from the Governor General of Canada, Her Excellency Michaƫlle Jean

Christmas Message from the Prime Minister of Canada, the Right Honourable Stephen Harper

Christmas Message from the Leader of Canada's Official Opposition, Michael Ignatieff

4 comments:

DOakley said...

Thanks, Jane!

Yes, I, too, hate it when they do that. Like the budget presentation and the speech from the throne. I want to hear the speech not everyone's opinion and then they tell you everything that's in the speech - it's almost like giving away the ending of a book or movie.

I watched the Queen's Christmas address. Can you imagine if there had been interpreters and commentators throughout that. I'm sure the Queen would not have been amused.

And thanks for adding me as a follower! I really tried to leave politics behind when I stopped working at the Senate, but it didn't work! LOL!

Jane Harris Zsovan (Jane Harris) said...

You worked at the senate? Cool.

Seeking God's Solution for a Spirit-Filled Canada said...

Jane,
Thank for the links. Yes, I get upset when I can't listen to something by myself. I don't like to listen "second-hand". They used to let us hear the speech and then they would recap the important parts. Now, they don't even let us listen first.
I can't link to the Queen. It goes to You Tube.
Jan

Seeking God's Solution for a Spirit-Filled Canada said...

Hi Jane,
I posted from the wrong account.
I have moved my blog to Word Press.
http://spiritfilledcanada.wordpress.com
Jan