Saturday, September 30, 2006

From the Anthill Sept 29th

Our PM never stops impressing the hell out of me. Earlier today at the Francophonie summit PM Harper showed not only that he is a force to be reckoned with on the world stage, but he also did the right thing by getting that resolution changed. The right thing and the Canadian thing.

This bit from a comment left on Chuckers blog made me laugh and spoke volumes.

"What Harper did today was, regardless of the MSM best efforts to play it low key as possible without looking conspiratorial, remarkable. He stood top representatives of 52 other nations on their ears and made it stick. On his best day Paul Martin couldn't stick a wad of gum to the underside of his office desk."

You can always tell when Prime Minister Harper is doing very well when a story as widely covered as this gets totally ignored by our Liberal blogging friends. Sure they have that 'Super Weekend' thing going on, but they always seem to find the time to criticize the PM no matter what else is going on in Liberal land.

By the way, doesn't that 'Super Weekend' title sound a bit too American like with their Super Tuesday? I thought Liberals were against that?
You can follow along here


This is nice; Iggy wants to put Bob Rae in his cabinet .


Joe Volpe fined 27,486,889.10 Lira for violations of Liberal election rules.

His response here

Hang in there Joe, they may be out to get but you might yet have the last laugh as the other leadership contenders come begging for your support.

Speaking of Liberal rules; how much in total fines were levied over that adscam thing?


This brings back some memories as Norad intercepts Russian bombers.


If you have not yet seen this interview with Rona Amborse on Duffy today, I suggest you watch it. This government is again proving that it is very different than that last bunch who pulled the wool over the Canadian eyes by just winging it for 13 years.

And lastly for tonight, this bit from Rex Murphy on Kyoto from October 22, 2002. h/t PTBC

Enjoy your weekend

Friday, September 29, 2006

Off Balance

It is like the LPC took one too many punches to the head and are stumbling around the ring off balance.

All of this due to one little piece of paper referred to by many as "the memo".

Liberal Bloggers are quite active on this and seem to have varied opinions. See here, here here, here, here, here. There are many more but you get the idea.

The candidates are into it as well. Rae and Iggy

And we cannot forget the MSM

Damn, this is entertaining watching both the spin, mixed with paranoia and over or maybe under analysis over one little paper from the CPC.

Not relating to the memo but still on topic; here is a video look at Bill Graham trying to get up off of the canvas after a round with the PM.

h/t OfficiallyScrewed

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Feminism and me.

It would appear that I have been tagged by Joe Calgary to give 'five things feminism has done for me.' I am not sure if I should be honoured to be tagged or to call my lawyer, but either way here goes.

1. Feminism has, or should I say has tried to make me feel guilty just for carrying the Y chromosome. I am told me and my kind are all potential rapists, that as a man I am above the glass ceiling in the working world, and that despite the basic laws of nature I should not look at attractive women.

2. Feminism has shown me that no matter how many of my tax dollars go to so called women's groups, these groups will never represent all women equally.

3. Feminism has caused the near extinction of what was once considered to be basic courtesy and manners. I fear that I might be taken in front of some kind of tribunal if I dare teach my son to open a door, give up a seat, or to never strike a woman.

4. Feminism has shown me that stupidity and intolerance are not just traits found in males.

5. Being out of ideas for my last response, I asked my wife the question and this is what her response was. "Feminism has downgraded the role of mothers."

She then added that this answer would not be what I was looking for, by assuming that I was after only positive comments for whatever I was up to on the computer, but it was her first thought on the subject.

I think her comment sums up things rather nicely, and again reminds me why I love this woman.

Can you see the difference?

Yesterday our Federal Government did something that should not only go over well with the general population, it also clearly illustrates the differences between the Conservatives and the opposition Liberals and NDP with regards to finances.

To highlight the point here are a couple of quotes on the announced cuts/surplus/debt payment.

"To do these announcements of huge cuts to the least privileged Canadians at the same day you announce a $13-billion surplus, it tells you a lot about the Conservative frame of mind," said Liberal finance critic John McCallum.

Said NDP MP Charlie Angus: "We've seen an exercise in ideology. They're sitting on a massive surplus, the debt is at its lowest level in 30 years, and it would continue to decrease regardless of what was done today."

These 2 have figured it out, but yet they do not really understand. It will be the fact that they do not understand that will also keep them both in opposition for some time to come.

Have you figured it out yet? I think most of you have judging by your choice of internet reading material, but for those of you that might be of the leftist persuasion please allow me to explain it to you.

In the simplest terms possible; It is not their money!

The money that made up the surplus and the money that was being wasted on questionable programs belongs to the taxpayer and not to the government. The Conservatives know this and respect this fact, while the other guys have not figured it out and continue to think that it is their own money to do with what they wish.

The NDP socialists are a lost cause, but you would think that perhaps the 'new + improved' Liberals might have done a little re-think recently on their treatment and respect for the tax payer and our money. Does anyone over there not remember that little Adscam thing?

Now which one of these differing styles do you think closer reflects the views of the average Canadian who has to make their own tough monetary decisions on almost a daily basis?

I will leave the answer to the last question up to the hardworking taxpayers of this country.

Monday, September 25, 2006

Breaking LPC news

Hedy Fry is out of the race for the leadership of the LPC, and thrown her support to Bob Rae.

It is still not clear if her 3 supporters will follow her lead and support Bob Rae.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

When reality strikes

This from Blogging Dipper RJL Politics.

So why didn't Belinda run for the LPC leadership?

This might have something to do with it.

This type of thing is not what you want to come out in the middle of a leadership contest, and I wonder if it had an effect on her decision.

Negative press is not good; just ask Joe Volpe about how negative news coverage can effect your chances.

Speaking of the Liberal party, it would seem questions are coming up as to how membership lists are getting out to the press.

Stay tuned folks, this should be good.

Friday, September 22, 2006

So you want to talk..

From the Star

NDP Leader Jack Layton has made several requests for a meeting with the Afghan leader ( President Hamid Karzai, who arrived in Canada Thursday) and has had no reply.

So I ask the question. Why should he meet with you Jack?

Being the leader of the perennial third party of Canadian politics does not grant you the right to get 1 on 1 time with any foreign leaders for chats and tea; it might get you some pull in getting a seat at a Karzai event or speech, but that is about it. We also cannot forget the little fact that with your recent rants on Afghanistan you are not only trying to tell our PM how to do things, you are also telling the Afghan President how to conduct matters and policy in his own country; which also might be having some effect on Karzai not wanting to give you the time of day.

I have a better idea. If you do indeed want to speak to the Afghan President may I suggest you set up a meeting in Afghanistan. There you can see for yourself what is really going on with the current UN mission, meet President Karzai and other government officials, see first hand some of the rebuilding efforts, and of course meet the troops. A smart man does his research before reaching a conclusion on any issue, and this would make not only make for great research, but it could all be done with cameras rolling.

And lets face it, you have never met a camera you didn't like.

Oh, and please bring Olivia along as well, so she might get a better understanding of the situation that Afghan woman face. I am sure they would all be glad to hear how the NDP policies would be beneficial to all women of Afghanistan.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Today's Faux News

Jack Layton today called for Canadian astronaut Steve MacLean to immediately be pulled from his mission on the space shuttle Atlantis.

Layton stated, "Canadians do not want to be a part of George Bush's space program." "The shuttle program was a direct off shoot from the US military research, and Canadians do not want to be apart of the militarization of space." "Canadians are not war mongers on earth, and are not war mongers in space."

When reminded that MacLean could not be pulled from the shuttle at this point as it would mean his immediate death if he left the shuttle, Layton ignored the question and replied "I support our astronaut 100%, but not this Bush neocon mission that was not debated in Parliament and is without UN approval." "Bring him home now!!"

He added that "Our Canada arm should also be pulled from the shuttle and sent to the Sudan to hold the warring factions apart." (see comments)

When asked about the comments of one of his MP's that Martians should be taken of the list of official aliens, Layton stated that "I think he was misquoted, but the only way for lasting peace is to talk with the Martians and exchange ideas" adding that "Canadians have a long history of peace making in space."

William Shatner could not be reached for comment.

Friday, September 15, 2006

From the Anthill Sept 15th

I am sure the good folks at Disney and their shareholders are extra happy today after Rosie O'Donnell made this comment on the View. Nothing screams good business practices like comparing the beliefs of a majority of your customers/audience with those of repressive murderous thugs.
Some Muslims are upset at the Pope for quoting a conversation 600 years old. Which begs the question; If someone now quotes the Pope quoting someone else, will they be subject to the same rage from members of the religion of peace?

Some things require no comment: A quote from Pakistan's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Tasnim Aslam who said "Anyone who describes Islam as a religion as intolerant encourages violence". h/t SDA

Carolyn Bennett has dropped out the race for 'leader of the opposition'. Won't someone please think of the children? She is now throwing her support and her hopes of future cabinet work behind the NDP, err I mean Bob Rae.

At least she is consistant and like all Liberals always stand by their words.


Opinion vs news Sept 18th Link

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Going back to work in Ottawa

Today, Mike Lake our MP for Edmonton-Millwoods-Beaumont heads back to Ottawa to represent the good people of the riding who elected him by more than 17,000 votes over the nearest challenger in the January 23, 2006 election.

Meanwhile back in Edmonton; Tim Uppal appears to be working in the shadows on his bid to challenge Mike for the CPC nomination in the riding.

The optics on this do not look too good from where I am sitting.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Call Guinness, it might be a record.

From what I have seen of the NDP convention this weekend I think it is safe to say that the name Bush was spoken more times by the NDP delegates than it was at the Republican National Convention.

Before we call Guinness to claim a new record, I suggest we wait for the Liberal leadership convention to come to an end first. They just might beat the recent mark set by the NDP.

Friday, September 08, 2006

NDP convention thoughts

The NDP are having their national convention this weekend in Quebec City, and while this would not normally interest me, some of the recent news surrounding the NDP might just make this thing entertaining.

Must see, moonbat TV!!

The usual socialist speeches and much blogged about draft policies will make the convention worthy of attention by themselves, but there is something else that will be worth paying attention to.

Keynote speaker, Malalai Joya From the NDP website "Malalai Joya is the youngest member of the Afghan National Assembly. First elected in 2005, she won the second highest number of votes to represent the Farah province. She is a leading activist for women’s rights in her home country and heads the nongovernmental group, “Organization of Promoting Afghan Women’s Capabilities.” will be speaking at the convention.

I am not too sure how this will play out considering Jack Laytons latest yelps about pulling out our troops from Afghanistan and negotiating with the Taliban, but I cannot see Joya being of the same opinion as Jack on this one. The fact that this brave woman, who is living with threats of death from the Taliban, knows more about the situation in her homeland than Jack and the entire NDP caucus combined is not in question, the question is.....
Will the delegates listen?
Stay tuned, same moonbat time, same moonbat channel.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Back to the drawing board, moonbats!

Al Jazeera aired a video of the preparations for the Sept. 11 attacks in which Osama bin Laden can be seen meeting with some of the planners and hijackers in Afghanistan. The video included the statements of two of the hijackers, Wail al-Shehri and Hamza al-Ghamdi.

Video here CBS NEWS

Another bad day in moonbat land as it is now time to update the conspiracy theories yet again.

This new video does not mesh well with the explosives theory or the many that suggest that somehow the Bush administration orchestrated the entire thing.

Hmmm, maybe Bush was in cahoots with Osama?*

Yea, that's the ticket. How else can you explain how he has yet to be captured?

*Conspiracy theory copyright to Alberta Ardvark, all rights reserved.

Update: Now it looks like Al Jazeera might be in on it as well if you can believe Eric Margolis.

Not that you can or would want to believe Margolis about anything as he has always maintained that there is no evidence of Bin Ladens part in 9/11, but trying to blame Bush for the timing of this video goes beyond looney. Spin moonbat, spin.
H/T to Greg at Political Staples

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Jack is at it again

As most of you already are aware, Jack Layton has called for the withdrawal of Canadian troops from Afghanistan.

In my opinion this is not just stupid policy it is flat out pandering to the FAR left for votes.

Jack I know you are a bit worried about the Greens and their new leader sniping some voters from you, but you really don't have to pander to those on the far left as they live and breath the socialist crap you spew and are going nowhere. However, you should worry about losing those with some common sense in your camp who see this statement for what it really is.

Good luck with this and some of the other proposed polices at the convention.

Sept13/06 UD Why JL might call for us to pull out of the UN. courtesy of Daimnation.

Another NDP MP goes against the grain.