Wednesday, October 22, 2008

North America's Other Election

From an October 20th dispatch in The Atlantic: Canada has weathered the global economic crisis with noteworthy grace. Last month, its economy created over 100,000 new jobs, more than in any month in decades. Wages keep growing, and Canada's banking sector is, according to the World Economic Forum, "the soundest in the world." So it shouldn't be surprising that last week, Canadians returned Stephen Harper's Conservatives to power and granted them 19 new seats in Parliament. Like Bush's Republican Party, the Conservatives have expanded their coalition by appealing to working class voters, but they've mainly done it by using targeted tax policies, like the Clinton-era Democrats. Read the whole thing here. A further opinion from Progressive Conservative: Guess I'm not the only one that feels like letting my car idle all night when I hear Elizabeth May speak.

Woman Charged For Crying Wolf Too Many Times

Even Chicken Little has nothing on her. Dial a wrong number just once, and all hell breaks loose...but dial "911" 9,999 times and you could be the runner up. A Montreal woman who logged 10,000 calls to 911 over a 15-month span because of her spite for police has been found guilty of public mischief. Marie-Eve Dean, 23, was convicted today as a judge refused a joint recommendation by the Crown and defence that she get a suspended sentence to be served in the community. Where, or where, is that ambulance? I guess now we know. (If she was fourteen, Gilles Duceppe would be giving her a phonecard and locking up cellphones.) H/T Nationalnewswatch

Sunday, October 19, 2008

St. John's mayor wants seat for Newfoundland at federal cabinet

They had their chance. It's what's known as a federal election. ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — The mayor of St. John's is calling on the public to convince Ottawa to appoint somebody from Newfoundland and Labrador to be responsible for the province at the federal cabinet table. The Conservative government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper doesn't have an MP from the province after losing races for all of its seven seats during Tuesday's federal election. It's time the mayor had a talk with Danny Williams about that little ABC thing.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Election Joke

I can actually picture this:
The election was too close to call. Neither the Conservative Party nor the Liberal Party had enough votes to win. There was much talk about ballot recounting, court challenges, etc., but a week-long ice fishing competition seemed the sportsmanlike way to settle things. The candidate that caught the most fish at the end of the week would win the election. Therefore, it was decided that there should be an ice fishing contest between the two candidates to determine the winner. After much back and forth discussion, it was decided that the contest take place on a remote frozen lake in northern Manitoba . There were to be no observers present, and both men were to be sent out separately on this isolated lake and return at 5 P.M. with their catch for counting and verification by a team of neutral parties. At the end of the first day, Steven Harper returned to the starting line and he had ten fish. Soon, Dion returned and had no fish. Well, everyone assumed he was just having another 'bad hair' day or something and hopefully, he would catch up the next day. ( A do-over) At the end of the 2nd day Harper came in with 20 fish and Dion came in again with none. That evening, Jack Layton & Elizabeth May
got together secretly with Dion and said,
'Dion, I think Steven Harper is a low-life, cheatin' son-of-a-gun. I want you to go out tomorrow and don't even bother with fishing. Just spy on him and see just how he is cheating.' The next night (after Steven Harper returns with 50 fish), Layton said to Dion, 'Well, tell me, how is Steven Harper cheating?' Dion replied, 'Jack, you're not going to believe this, but he's cutting holes in the ice.'

Monday, October 13, 2008

Election Expense Question

Maybe it's all the turkey that I had for Thanksgiving supper, but I just don't have the gumption right now to find the answer to the question: If the candidates for the Green Party publicly call for their support to be given to another party, shouldn't that party then have to claim the Green Party's expenses as well as their own? Would that not be a violation of the election expense act (or whatever the heck it's called) if the total of the Green Party's candidate and the total of the candidates receiving the support exceed their campaign spending limits? Yeah, I know what you're thinking. Too much turkey talk. Happy Thanksgiving all.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Could We Please To Try Again!

Video from ATV Evening News:
WARNING: Do not drink or eat while watching video.
You'll understand when you see it!

video

This is from the guy who wants to be Prime Minister!

UPDATE: It's on Duffy Live now.

UPPERDATE: The Liberals are now trying to equate this to the Chretien ads of 1993. Here's the difference: Chretien couldn't help it that he had partial facial paralysis. In Dion's case, he should have known better. As an intellectual and a professor, there's no excuse for stupidity or evasiveness. In their quest to hide from the truth, the Liberal shrills are now trying to draw on the empathy of Canadians by doing what Liberals do best: Avoiding the question.

Canadians aren't that stupid. The question was pretty clear. All four times. It was even explained to him by his own aides. He's made Harper's performance on the economy an election issue. Now it's time to provide Canadians with some proof that Stephen Harper hasn't done his job. He can't. It's that simple.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Oops!

Somebody by the name of Andre something-or-another called me for an interview yesterday morning, before I had my morning coffee. What I left out is that Duceppe is my least-hated favorite socialist. He's kinda like a cup of tea if your dying of thirst in the desert. I'm a coffee drinker.

Friday, October 03, 2008

English Debate Summary

1) It was good to see that Stephen Harper was there tonight. He performed well considering the gang attack. I think I only heard the George Bush comparison three thousand times. 2) As somebody else said elsewhere, Jack Layton still played the part of the HOAG. 3) Missy Piggy outshone Kermit the Frog. 4) Gilles Duceppe had the best hair, and some of the best lines. 5) Sentence three should read "Miss Piggy outshone Kermit the Tadpole."

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

French Debate Summary

Four things: 1) Stephen Harper is an evil George Bush clone who wants to ruin the world with his lack of environmental policy and his copycat economic platform. (This from the four lefties who think that George Bush should run his country according to our voters, instead of listening to his own voters.) 2) Stephane Dion, Jack Layton, Gilles Duceppe and Elizabeth May agree that all guns should be locked up, and that teenage killers should be set free. (That'll stop the little devils from killing again. Heaven forbid that the cowardly murdurers involved in school shootings should actually be held accountable for their actions.) 3) The format suited Stephane Dion the best. After all, his Liberal Party are pretty accustomed to sitting as they had plenty of pratice during the last parliamentary session. They only abstained from, what was it, 43 votes? 4) As usual, Gilles Duceppe had the best hair. (He also articulated himself pretty good. Crafty, isn't he?) Even W. K. agrees with me.