Not To Be Trusted With Knives

Today’s (three day late) installment of my prime ministerial series brings us the last of the boring PMs of the 1890s, at least according to Sarah, our resident Canadian historian here at NTBTWK.

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Name Sir Charles Tupper
Born: July 2, 1821 in Amherst, Nova Scotia
Died: October 30, 1915
Party: Conservative
Held Office: May 1, 1896 – July 8, 1896
Best known for: -at 69 days (snicker… 69), his was the shortest reign ever as a Canadian Prime Minister. Also, since he took office after the House of Commons dissolved, he’s the only P.M. who never faced a Parliament. Can anyone say “lame”?-he was a Father of Confederation, having led Nova Scotia into Confederation as the then-Premier-he has a school in Vancouver named after him (that makes him famous to me). I believe I once judged a science fair there.-railroads. This dude was all about the railroads.
Some Things I Didn’t Know About This P.M. -his son-in-law was held hostage by Louis Riel and the rebels during the Red River Rebellion in 1869 (yeesh, again with the 69!)
Are just dying to read on and on an on about railroads? Check out some Sir C.T. bios:

Next week we will be back on track with our regular Sunday spot for the next P.M., Wilfred Laurier. He has a university named after him AND his face on money, so he must have done something important.

Image credits: From from the Library and Archives Canada, copyright is expired.

{March 19, 2008}   Testing out BlogDesk

My sister’s bf suggested that I try BlogDesk , what with the eating of the post I wrote yesterday by WordPress1. So I just wanted to write a quick post to test it out. So far I’m not liking that I have to go up the “View” menu to switch between the WYSIWYG and the Source code (on WordPress site you just have to click on a tab). Plus, I was just playing with an image and I can’t figure out how to maintain the aspect ratio while re-sizing the image2. And it keeps putting <p> tags in that I don’t want. Anyhoodle, I’m going to click “publish” now to see if this actually works.

1What happened was I had left WordPress open in a Flock tab the day before, so when I went to write my new blog post, I just started writing it there. But when I hit “publish,” I was taken to the login screen, as apparently I wasn’t actually still logged in. And thus my post was eaten.

2I tried holding down each of “Ctrl”, “Alt” and “Shift” while re-sizing, all to no avail.

et cetera