Monday, May 30, 2011

Testicles on Twitter...

I can almost hear the Liberal radio advertisement now:

"Don't vote Progressive Conservative. You can clearly see they're nuts"

Definately not the old, stodgy stereotype typically associated with conservatives.

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

What would Pat Martin say about this?

Over at BC Blue, there's some discussion about the validity of the signatures on NDP MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau’s nomination papers.

From CBC:

"Two people whose names appear on the nomination papers for the NDP's newly elected MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau say they never provided their signatures to support her candidacy.

Radio-Canada reported Wednesday that the signatures of René Young and his wife are on Brosseau's papers, but the couple doesn't remember agreeing to endorse her.

Young says the signature looks like his, but he has no recollection of being asked to support Brosseau's nomination as a candidate in the Quebec riding of Berthier-Maskinongé. He said his wife's name is also on the list but the signature bears no resemblance to hers."

Is Pat Martin going to call out one of his own? It's not like somebody simply inserted the word "not"; it's a forgery of someone's signature supporting this candidates right to represent thousands of constituents in one of the highest offices of the land.

Look out, Ruth Ellen. We all remember how Pat treats women that he thinks are liars or imcompetent. (h/t Crux of the Matter)

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Libby Davies: There She Goes Again...

Just finished watching Libby Davies on CPAC in her first post 2011 election interview. (3:00 - 4:00PM Atlantic time, May 3/2011)

(Watch here at the 1:57 mark)

As usual, she couldn't get through to the end of the broadcast without insulting the host and closing with a cryout to Jesus.

Jack, when you consider your opposition posts, you may want to consider putting this windbag in the back row. Her lack of courtesy and extreme ideology are an ambarrassment to both Canadians and your party.

First The Communists...

...And now the socialists.

From the National Post:
Michael Ignatieff told reporters this morning he is stepping down as Liberal leader and would like to return to “teaching young Canadians.”

It must be quite disheartening to have your ancestors chased out of their country by an uprising of the ordinary citizen, as happened during the Russian Revolution.

A century later, we have Michael Ignatieff defeated due in large part to an uprising of the commoner, the everyday, ordinary, beer drinking Canadian.

There is a bright side in all of this. Michael is passionate about teaching, and he now has the opportunity to focus his efforts on the thing that makes him truly happy. In the end, happiness is what defines success and Michael has every opportunity now to further his own success.

Best wishes from all of us in your future endeavors Michael.

The Canadian Electorate.

That was worth the $300 million

We now have a Conservative majority. We now have an NDP opposition.
Interestingly enough, not only did Quebecers vote for a guy that they could have a beer with, but also a girl that could pour the beer.

The Liberals are reduced to a point where one in every 30 questions will be asked by Wayne Easter in his usual shrill, and the Bloc is toast.

C'est la vie.

Monday, May 02, 2011

Muslim scholars argue bin Laden's sea burial a violation of tradition

From The Globe & Mail: Muslim scholars argue bin Laden's sea burial a violation of tradition

"Muslim clerics Monday said Osama bin Laden's burial at sea was a violation of Islamic tradition that may further provoke militant calls for revenge attacks against U.S. targets.

Although there appears to be some room for debate over the burial — as with many issues within the faith — a wide range of Islamic scholars interpreted it as a humiliating disregard for the standard Muslim practice of placing the body in a grave with the head pointed toward the holy city of Mecca."

Sorry clerics, but I don't think you'll find enough sympathy to fill a thimble from the citizens of any liberal democracy, at least on this planet. If Osama Bin Laden was concerned about his passage to paradise, perhaps he should have given some consideration to the families and friends of the victims of 9/11 and all the other terrorist attacks or attempts.

My own personal choice is cremation. Others might choose burial. Those that burned in the twin trade towers weren't given a choice either way.

Just sayin'.

One Less Person Singing Kumbaya

Now that we've all heard the news of the death of Bin Laden, we should consider where Jack Layton will proceed should he assume the office of Prime Minister tomorrow. As if there weren't enough reasons to worry about the NDP winning or hijacking control of parliament on May 2nd, now we have to consider the likes of Libby Davies as a potential Foreign Minister, or Minister of Defence.

Just sayin'.

From Stratfor:

"At this early hour, the only thing possible is speculation on the consequences of bin Laden’s death, and that speculation is inherently flawed. Still, the importance of his death has its consequences. Certainly one consequence will be a sense of triumph in the United States. To others, this will be another false claim by the United States. For others it will be a call to war. We know little beyond what we have been told, but we know it matters."

Read more: Red Alert: Osama bin Laden Killed

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Now I Understand Why Jack Layton Wants To Abolish The Senate...

The Conservatives have 52 Senate Seats. The Liberals have 46 Senate Seats. The NDP have 0 Senate Seats. Good luck trying to pass your bills into law Jack. Jack may get a majority, and he may push all his bills past 3rd reading, but who's going to put them into law?

If the Conservative Party doesn't have a majority and the NDP & BQ form a coalition, how long would it be before the stalemate would send us back to the polls? Could the Governor General use this as a way to deny the reins of power to Jack Layton if he tries to form a coalition?

I'm no political genius; I just pretend to be one on the intertubes. Will someone with some knowledge in this area enlighten me?

Conservative Rally In PEI

Just came back from the rally in Stratford, PE.

The school was packed solid! It was so hot in there I was sweating like a pedophile on a school bus. There were a dozen or so protesters outside, but I think the problem was that they misunderstood when Jack Layton said he needed a hand.

The Prime Minister's remarks were pretty much the same as the other rallies that I've seen, except he looked more confident. I was surprised by the level of energy he displayed considering the difference in time zones and the hour. Judging by the reaction from the crowd, it appears that Wayne Easter is going to have an extremely tough fight if he has any hope of retaining his seat in Malpeque. I'm off to work now; it'll be interesting to see the media commentary on this visit later today.

Update: Here's John Ivison's take on it courtesy of the National Post:

"He took the stage with the bounce of a man who knows he’s going to win, and possibly win big. The feeling in the Tory camp is one of relief that the NDP tide appears to be ebbing, combined with a quiet confidence that vote splits might be enough to give them a majority."

Sometime During The Secret Coalition Talks

"We had to stop the bus to let my friend Jack off.
Now where did you say that massage clinic was?"