Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Code Name Implosion

Found on a burnt piece of paper retrieved from a dumpster in downtown Calgary. I wonder if it means anything?

14:56 hrs, January 31st, 2006, Calgary

CalgaryTelegraph C0

The last Liberal has bowed out of the race......stop
Deep undercover agents BS and SB now in position
to enter final phase...Stop

Please advise on timetable for implementation of

Sunday, January 29, 2006

BT Television

I noticed a new addition to the Blogging Tories site this morning, BT Television. Let me say that it is another nice addition to an already great site and to keep up the great work.

I worked on election night and was not able to catch the speeches live that night. I have since been able to read transcripts of the speeches but it is not quite the same as hearing the words with your own ears.


Saturday, January 28, 2006

Oh where, oh where can it be?

It's Saturday morning and I just finished a 12 hour night shift with 2 more shifts to go before I get a break. The cold weather is starting to creep into the area and it has just started snowing. I can deal with all the above but what I do want to know is....

Where is my cheque??????

It might be better off to wait a few days anyways, as it seems the banks are having some problems coming up with the cash.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

The real truth behind the GST cut to 5% and other recent thoughts.

The reason for the proposed GST cut to 5% has been revealed: It is being initiated so that the intellects of the GTA can figure out how much money to add for tax without using a calculator.

Who in their right mind would want to take over a Liberal Party that is carrying such a high debt load?

I do not know what it costs to run a federal campaign, but I think that this debt would have increased significantly with the last campaign as well as having to pay back the people of Canada for that little Adscam thing.

On the same subject, I wonder if my conservative friends would hold it against me if I started a "Draft Belinda" movement?

The safest riding in Canada turned out to be in the Alberta riding of Crowfoot as Kevin Sorenson won by a margin of over 39,000 votes and recieved 75% of the popular vote.

Monte Solberg came a close second with over 71% support in his riding of Medicine Hat.

A CF-18 flew over the house this morning, I wonder if it was a sign of soldiers in our cities or just one of Laurie Hawn's buds giving a salute?

I was really beginning to wonder about the state of education in this country as I saw/read so many interviews or opinion pieces with clueless universtity students who spewed the familiar anti-conservative Liberal rhetoric without having used their OWN brains to check the facts.

I agree with many who have said that Paul Martin jr was more interested in becoming Prime Minister then he was in being Prime Minister.

Contrary to some predictions, the sun did indeed come up on January 24th and in my opinion it looked a little bit brighter than it has for a last 13 years.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Mike Lake MP for Edmonton-Millwoods-Beaumont

Congratulations Mike!!! All that hard work has paid off (including the 6:30 AM trips outside in the snow to wave at the passing cars)

I am sure you will do us all proud in Ottawa.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

A view from China

With nothing left to do tonight but wait; I found this little round up of our election from a Chinese perspective.

Tories poised to win Canada's Monday election

Liberal Insiders Concede Defeat

From the Ottawa Sun: an article from Stephanie Rubec

This part made me smile a bit:

" The aide said there's a silver lining to defeat, pointing out that a small minority would make Harper vulnerable to defeat on his first budget vote and see a likely comeback by the Liberals."

This may be what the Liberals are trying to convince themselves might be the future of a CPC minority, but I do not see this scenerio in the cards for a few reasons.

First off, the general public would be very pissed off if we were forced to have yet another election, and even more so if it appeared that it was called only for political gain.

Secondly, the Liberal party is going to be no mood for a quick election after the spanking (hopefully) that they get on Monday. I am of the opinion that it will not be the NDP or even the Bloc that would keep a conservative minority going, but the Liberals buying time as they attempt to rebuild their party. One could hope that PM stays on as leader, but the knives are already out and I don't think he has the stomach for it nor the credibility within his own party to pull this off. I guess just wishfull thinking on my part.

And lastly, I honestly do believe that their are more scandals to find once the conservatives gain power and access the napkins err I mean books. If anything is indeed found, the Liberals will need lots of time in 'the repair shop'. < I love that line even if it did come from Mad Jack.

I might add a number 4 later, but that is my little hidden aganda.

The last day and still up by 10

The latest poll from the Strategic Council < pdf format

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Under a big tent

The biggest news from the campaign trail today has been the Liberals last attempt at fear mongering to gain votes by dropping the big A (abortion). You all know the debate that has ensued and most of you also know that this debate and voter confusion was the intent of the Liberals, so much so that they gave it a cute code name, the "A Bomb".

This is the proverbial red herring in the extreme, as no party, or dare I say individual, has the monopoly on the 'correct' side of this issue.

As a challenge to all of you, I ask that you first define your own thoughts on abortion and then try to play Prime Minister and write the outlines of a law on abortion. This is step 1.

Step 2 consists of now going out and finding 10 people who would not only agree with your law but would have written the exact same law outline after completing step 1. If this sounds easy I think you are very mistaken unless your view is solidly on the far side of the abortion spectrum and have a very close circle of friends that you are sure you know their true opinions. I doubt I could find 10 people who totally agree with my opinion on the subject within the BT, never mind the general population as this is not a black and white issue for 90% of the population and the gray areas vary greatly between this 90%.

From no abortions for ANY reason to total access to abortion up to 40 weeks, it is the large range in between these extremes that most people will fall. I am not trying to turn this into a which side is correct debate, but rather that this issue is so complicated that it is total idiocy to believe that any political party and all of its supporters will think the same way on the subject.

The CPC party has members whose opinions cover the entire spectrum of the abortion issue and contrary to what the Liberals are trying to portray, they do as well. The Liberals know this, and it goes beyond hypocrisy to state otherwise and shows their true character when they use it for political gain.

This red herring is but another attempt at dividing the country and its people by the self proclaimed national unity defender Paul Martin, and I for one am truly disgusted at the attempt.


An inclusive party does have members of varied opinions within their tent; either that or they have a very tiny tent.

Friday, January 20, 2006

A few of my favorites

Tolerance, Liberal is Thy Name

Dithers Daily Fibs

Friday Dependancy

Expressing my views and advancing my cause

Get the message out

The final days before the election are upon us and the lies and attacks will continue up until the last moments, but there are somethings that you can do to help.

Head over to your local candidates campaign office and volunteer to help out in any capacity you can.

Write a few letters to newspaper editors, both local and national (think Ontario).

Call, email, or talk to your friends, family and co-workers and get the message out.

Calm facts will always win over hyperbolic rhetoric, so take a deep breath and get out there as Canada needs you.


Local candidates forum

Tonight I spent a couple of hours listening to all 6 of my local candidates for Edmonton- Millwoods-Beaumont. David Kilgore's former riding.

In no particular order:

CPC: Mike Lake
Lib: Amarjit Grewal
NDP: Neal Gray
Green: Kate Harrington
Communist: Naomi Rankin
IND: Kyle Mcleod

The forum was attended by approx 100 people at the Beaumont Highschool and consisted of an opening 5 minute statement, selected audience questions, both group and 1 direct question to each candidate, followed by a minute rap-up statement.

Nothing of note through the openings, although my mind does drift off for a few minutes as I ponder how many votes the Communist candidate figures she will get, and I miss most of her opening.

The group questions soon follow (paraphrased), USA relations, the handicapped, SSM, proportional rep, student funding, Kyoto, and ethics. My question on the not withstanding clause does not make the cut tonight, and remains un-read.

As this is not a normal campaign I was not sure what to expect, and was not dissapointed with the result. Mr.Grewal answered with the usual party lines for the most part, but also stated that he was in favour of proportional representation, and wanted to use the surplus to provide free University education to everyone. Yes, he said "everyone".

Wow, I never saw this stuff in the Liberal platform, but than again who knows what the PM had promised in the last few hours while I have been away from news. When asked for his direct question if he would ever vote against party lines, Mr. Grewal stated that he would vote for what ever we wanted. It was a very strange campaign style, but understandable with anyone attached to the Liberal party at this time with the leader saying anything just to stay alive.

Mike Lake, even though he was nursing a sore throat from the campaign trail, managed to make his points known and did well. He was the victim of perhaps the best line of the night thrown out by Mr.Grewal when he told Mike to "keep his day job". Referring to Mikes campaign literature about leaving his 'dream job' with the Edmonton Oilers and running for the CPC. I think Mike got a laugh out of that one as well, but come Monday Mike will have a new job representing the good people of Edmonton-Millwoods-Beaumont.

Feel free to track his progress election night; as one of the 2 seats won for the Liberals in Alberta during the last election I expect to see some media coverage.


Thursday, January 19, 2006

How low can they go

I am not speaking about poll numbers either.

The latest Liberal screwup takes place in Saskatchewan

Liberal campaign office phone used to slander CPC candidate

I also found this little gem about a Quebec Liberal Candidate admitting defeat and endorsing the CPC candidate CTV news story

off to watch my local CPC candidate Mike Lake at the local candidates forum.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

I can't seem to find daycare on this?

POWERS OF THE PARLIAMENTLegislative Authority of Parliament of Canada 91. It shall be lawful for the Queen, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate and House of Commons, to make Laws for the Peace, Order, and good Government of Canada, in relation to all Matters not coming within the Classes of Subjects by this Act assigned exclusively to the Legislatures of the Provinces; and for greater Certainty, but not so as to restrict the Generality of the foregoing Terms of this Section, it is hereby declared that (notwithstanding anything in this Act) the exclusive Legislative Authority of the Parliament of Canada extends to all Matters coming within the Classes of Subjects next hereinafter enumerated; that is to say,
Repealed. (44)
The Public Debt and Property. (45)
The Regulation of Trade and Commerce.
Unemployment insurance. (46)
The raising of Money by any Mode or System of Taxation.
The borrowing of Money on the Public Credit.
Postal Service.
The Census and Statistics.
Militia, Military and Naval Service, and Defence.
The fixing of and providing for the Salaries and Allowances of Civil and other Officers of the Government of Canada.
Beacons, Buoys, Lighthouses, and Sable Island.
Navigation and Shipping.
Quarantine and the Establishment and Maintenance of Marine Hospitals.
Sea Coast and Inland Fisheries.
Ferries between a Province and any British or Foreign Country or between Two Provinces.
Currency and Coinage.
Banking, Incorporation of Banks, and the Issue of Paper Money.
Savings Banks.
Weights and Measures.
Bills of Exchange and Promissory Notes.
Legal Tender.
Bankruptcy and Insolvency.
Patents of Invention and Discovery.
Indians, and Lands reserved for the Indians.
Naturalization and Aliens.
Marriage and Divorce.
The Criminal Law, except the Constitution of Courts of Criminal Jurisdiction, but including the Procedure in Criminal Matters.
The Establishment, Maintenance, and Management of Penitentiaries.
Such Classes of Subjects as are expressly excepted in the Enumeration of the Classes of Subjects by this Act assigned exclusively to the Legislatures of the Provinces.

Another question; Why do the Liberals keep calling it a "national daycare program", when it will do nothing for rural Canadians?


To Blog or not to.....

I have been reading many blogs as of late dealing with the Canadian federal election, and with myself not being the most computer savy person I figured I could never do what those 'other guys' seem to do so well.

To make a long story short you have inspired me to give it a try. Well, that and the fact that I am sick and tired of the Liberal lies about values and claims to speak for Canadians.

I am a Canadian and these Liberals DO NOT speak for me.

Ardvark Al

I know I am going to screw something up along the line, so if you see something wrong with the blog content or with etiquette please drop me an email