Friday, October 27, 2006

Sex offender set free

From CTV just a few minutes ago. Malcolm Watson, 35, who was sentenced to three years probation for sex offences in the US and plea bargained a deal which allowed him to serve out his time with his family in Canada, has been set free by a Canadian judge reviewing his arrest by the Canadian Border Service agency.

Time for a new sign on our border. Welcome to Canada, all criminals welcome.

A few from todays news.

Some Canada Post employees have assumed the role of censor over your mail and refuse to deliver "anti-gay" mail. So for all the Canada Post employees out there, it isn't your job to read the mail and decide if its content is proper, it is your job to deliver it.

Whether or not it is hate literature is up to some kind of judicial body to decide, posties and left wing bloggers should not be the ones to decide this type of thing but yet some feel that it is somehow their responsibility. Again the alleged 'pro rights' people of the left go out of their way to stomp out others rights because they think they know better. Imagine a conservative refusing to deliver a NDP mailer to people on his route, me thinks his union would not be backing him up.


With all the coverage on the Peter Mackay 'a gesture is worth 1000 words' story and how the conservatives hate women comes this little story about a group of people who really do hate women. An Australian Imam comments that appear to be justifying rape is in hot water when he stated "If you take out uncovered meat and place it outside ... without cover, and the cats come to eat it ... whose fault is it, the cats' or the uncovered meat's?"

I tried finding this story on CBC but came up empty, but I did get 13 hits for the Mackay dog story, go figure. I guess blaming the victim in a rape and calling women meat does not rate when compared to a non story about a dog in the eyes of Canada's public broadcaster, or maybe it is just because they are not cat people?


Those cartoons are back in the news as a Danish court spoke out in favour of free speech. Free speech again wins out, at least for now.


As Joe Pesci would say "yoots on the rampage" and Paris is burning. Does anyone want to take a guess on the majority religious preferences of said yoots? Nah, I wouldn't want to speculate since the press is doing such a good job avoiding this very question and doing their politically correct best not to get firebombed. Who am I to state the obvious.


Thursday, October 26, 2006

Lyle has a Secret

I've Got a Secret Mr.Oberg, unless you are auditioning for a new version of an old game show, this does not look good on your leadership abilities. Come on man, you are running for the leadership of this great province, try showing some.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Whopper of the week from the Star

From a Toronto Star article about their own lack of coverage on the recent resignations and turmoil at the Star, comes this beauty. (emphasis mine)

"The Star does not quote unnamed sources who make critical comments about others — and that's as it should be, since readers would have no idea who the sources are, nor if they had motive for mischief-making.

Excuse me while I wipe away my tears from laughing so hard. It is no wonder the paper is in trouble. Judging by what was written it looks like their own staff do not even read the Star, because if they did they could never have written the above BS.

What constitutes an unnamed source? This from the same article:

"They pursued the Globe angle, but unhelpfully quoted "sources close to the Star," "some sources," "a Toronto shareholder who asked not to be named," "a source close to Torstar," "a source close to one of the five families," "another source close to Torstar," "analysts," "insiders," — some confirming, some denying, friction at the board"

I know I have seen all of the above examples used in the Star in the past , and even a quick search today reveals plenty of examples of unnamed sources in recent stories as well. Oh the irony.

But then again I am not a member of a professional news organisation so what do I know.

Link to Proud to be on the article

Monday, October 23, 2006

Round up Time

I have been busy at work (not that anyone out there cares) , so I will now do a recap of some of the events of the last week that I was unable to comment on due to that pesky thing called work.

The environment was a hot topic with the release of the clean air act. The response from the left, including the clueless Liberals, was for the most part typical and worse yet was an example of playing politics with a serious issue. Steve Janke has a nice post here about the politics of the environment.

I used the word clueless about the Liberals because the facts about their environmental policies speak volumes about the all talk no action party. Stephen Taylor does a good job as always busting up Liberal spin on the CPC plan when they themselves have no plan. Spending billions of taxpayer dollars buying credits on some kind of global carbon market is not a plan, it is just plain stupid, but just another example of a Liberal 'big plan' that goes nowhere and costs us all bigtime.

Even some the candidates for the LPC leadership agree with me,"the chosen one" Iggy said "We didn't get it done", and Ken Dryden added his "we didn't get it done", (approx 7:50) when speaking about the Liberal record on the environment. This of course sent former environment minister Stephane Dion into a tizzy where he whined "This is unfair" and this gem at the end "do you think it is easy to make priorities?" (Video here approx 2:30)

That last comment from Dion could be the entire CPC election campaign for the next election.
"Do you think it is easy to make priorities?" I don't know Stephane, ask PM Harper as he seems to be able to do it just fine. It kind of sums the differences between the two parties in 9 simple words doesn't it?

Garth Turner was big news for a few days and while I managed to be the first of the Blogging Tories get a post up on the breaking news of his suspension, I did not have time to comment on the subject.

This move should not have come as a surprise to anyone who has read Garth's blog, and even less of a surprise to the man himself.

Garth, I have always respected you, but you acting surprised at this decision is doing no favour to your credibility. You blog is full of examples of where you admit that you are aware of the conflicts, including examples of the warnings, so drop the act and get on with what you want to do. I still have faith in that you will do the right thing, and wish you the best in your decision.

By the way; this is an honest wish on my part, unlike some of those from the left who want to be your new best friend, not for you or your views, but for political gain, I do wish you the best in the future.

Byelections. PM Harper announced that 2 byelections will occur on November 27, 2006. The reaction? You guessed it, outrage from the Liberals, the party famous for calling elections at opportune times for political gain, is upset the PM has called for a vote in ridings where the CPC have little chance of winning. The same Stephen Harper that wound like fixed election dates for the general election in an effort to avoid just what the Liberals are claiming he is doing. The only solution would be for the PM to allow the power to set the date themselves, but I think they might be outraged by that as well.

The dog story: This thing has some legs to it, which is even more reason why he should have just apologised for making a stupid off the cuff reply and be done with it. It also continues to show what the MSM in this country thinks constitutes news. Outraged Liberals seems to = media time.

Early Liberal policy on Afghanistan. This story didn't get play in the news that I expected it would, but that does not make it any less damning.

Is there nothing that these guys do not play politics with?

EDA News:Edmonton-Millwoods-Beaumont

The nomination meeting for Edmonton-Millwoods-Beaumont will be held on November 22nd 2006. All paper work must be filed by midnight Nov 1st, and party memberships must be purchased before Nov 1st to be eligible to vote at the meeting.

For those not familiar with the EMB situation; the current MP for EMB MP Mike Lake is expecting a challenge from the yet undeclared Tim Uppal.

I am proud to state that I am supporting Mike Lake in the nomination and if anyone is interested in supporting Mike, they can purchase a membership by calling 465-(edit) before the deadline at the end of the month.

More to follow as the information comes in.

I will bring this up to the top tomorrow, but the latest is that Tim Uppal will NOT be making a challenge in EMB. He has his eyes set on another prize next door in Edmonton-Sherwood park where current MP Ken Epp is planning to retire.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

I missed out on my 15 minutes.

I was going to comment on the big 'dog' story the other night but instead ended up updating the site to beta blogger, and in doing so missed out on my shot at fame.

Blogging Tories in the news

Life goes on, and it looks like I will have to wait for CTV to visit again; that is when they find the time.

I am aware that they are very busy at CTV, with reporting how the CPC are tied with the Liberals (Oct 18th), or that women don't like the CPC (Oct 21st). So busy in fact that they missed another poll entirely.

Hey CTV why not do a story about why this poll has not made CTV news at all.

For those playing along at home, I have a challenge for you. Go to CTV, CBC, Google News or any other type of search engine and search for the word 'poll', and try to find the above mentioned poll. Compare to the number of stories found with the other 2 polls mentioned above.
Notice anything strange in regards to the number of stories on the respective polls?

For added fun search out the word 'dog', count the number of MSM stories and see what the MSM considers as news.

Somehow I doubt CTV will report that.

Oh and FYI, I do not get my "talking points" from anyone.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Garth Turner Gets the boot

Breaking news from CTVnewsnet states that Garth Turner has been suspended from the conservative caucus.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

You be the Judge?

Canada should be looking beyond the US for trading partners or so says Liberal blogger Werner Patels. Included in among his reasons for doing so is because this woman "is showing more and more of her hostility towards Canada in her remarks."

I know it is hard to believe but Judge Judy has become anti-Canadian and now we must take our trade elsewhere.

Shocked? I know I am as this development in Canada US relations was previously unknown by myself, and I am sure it was to many others as well.

There is more including "the Americans violated a post-1812 treaty and commenced military operations in the Great Lakes region, poisoning Canadians' lake water with tons of lead in the process." and this bit "The Bush administration is playing nicy-nice with Stephen Harper, but once Harper's back is turned, out come the daggers from behind."

I leave will leave you to be the ''judge" if we should drop those Canadian haters to the south, but will offer one last bit of advice. Gerard, this guy looks like cabinet material so you had better snap him up before one of the other leadership candidates grabs him for themselves.


Friday, October 13, 2006

From the Anthill Oct 13th

Some thoughts on a few various topics:

The Oilers are looking a little better than some had predicted. Tonights game against San Jose was a doozy. Down 4-1 about half way through the second period the Oil came back scoring 1 in the second and scoring 4 more in the third period to give them the 6-4 win. Ryan Smyth not only scored a natural hat trick but did so in a mere 2:01 breaking the old record of 2:18 held by, guess who?
I guess you have to add my name to the list of child abusers as well after this UN report was released earlier today. h/t Why doesn't the left just come right out and say parents no longer matter, and declare that the state must raise all children.


The proposed legislation on repeat offenders looks good. Some of the usual suspects are coming out against the legislation and I hope that they remind people of their opposition to this when they are going door to door in the next election.


My Name is Earl has to be the funniest show on TV, it never fails to make me laugh.


Stephen Harper says the darndest things, and continues to play the Liberals like a violin.


Thursday, October 12, 2006

The 'Memo' Revisited.

Remember that memo that was 'leaked' to the Toronto Star a few weeks ago regarding how the conservatives view the potential leaders of the Liberals and the next election campaign?

This quote from the Linda Diebel article has a little more meaning today.

"Finley, a key Tory war-room strategist in the last federal election, says Ignatieff (Etobicoke-Lakeshore) "worries me most." However, a hand-written margin note by an unknown person adds: "Puts his foot in his mouth too much. Will be problematic (for Ignatieff)."

So it comes as no surprise that Iggy has done it again. The spin goes on from some of his supporters, but the damage has already been done. How much damage is anyone's guess, but this cannot be a positive for his campaign.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Not compatible

Some people draw pictures in Denmark, and in Tehran they firebomb an embassy. Another over reaction brought to you by the Religion of Peace.
Would someone remind me again how this type of thing is compatible with 'western culture'?

Friday, October 06, 2006

Cut them all off

Lisa over at Dust my Broom has posted some thoughts on the funding cut to the Status of Women, and I am in agreement with her thoughts on the subject.

Being a man with a testosterone poisoned mind I have learned to tread lightly on this subject so not to appear to be keeping the sisters down, but it is clear that the SOW does not, nor possibly could it represent all women.

They are a special interest group that only represent a FEW, and if the FEW want to keep it going they had better pony up the cash because it is unfair to the REST to have their tax dollars going to prop up select groups while ignoring others.

In other words,' you can't fund one without the other', and unless the government wants to run a deficit it would be impossible to fund every type of advocacy group out there, both existing and those that would suddenly arise knowing they can get some cash. I think I can speak for most Canadians when I say that we do not want to fund the "Committee for Redheaded Norweigens who like Squirrels a bit too much"

The Liberals do not like this very much because groups such as the SOW only survive by creating victims, and the nanny Liberals then can hold a nice press conference to announce their support for the victim(s) and pass out large amounts of cash for unaccountable programs in an effort to appear to care, results be damned.

The word 'results' is not even in the Liberal vocabulary, but this should not be surprising considering that this is the way the Liberals have governed for years, and the only result has been billions of dollars spent with little in the way of accountability for the money.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

The Gap

Bill Graham, leader of the leaderless, eats some crow for the remarks he made in his attack of the new chief of staff of the environment minister, Darrel Reid.

I guess that since the Liberals have no real ideas or policies of their own they have to resort to the gutter politics of attacking people and spreading fear, but even this they manage to screw up as the above noted apology shows.

Keep up the good work. Canadians are watching and they are seeing an even wider gap forming between the Conservatives and Liberals style of governance.

This isn't going to help that gap either, but goes to show that these guys continue to think that every tax dollar not only belongs to them, but that it also must be spent.

Like I said earlier, keep up the good work.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Refugee board judge busted

An Immigration and Refugee Appeal Board judge has been caught on camera trying to gain sexual favors in return for approval of a refugee application.

Story here

The video which was shot by the womans boyfriend has been forwarded to the chaorman of the IRB and the judge in question has been suspended ( my guess is with pay) and the matter forwarded on to the RCMP.