Sunday, February 28, 2010

To whom it may concern....

To whom it may concern: Canada will be closed today for the duration of the Gold medal game for Men's Hockey. We will reopen in a limited capacity following the game and be back to full operation at the end of the closing ceremonies.

Thank you for your patience, and go Canada go!

A message from the Management.

update: GOLD! GOLD! GOLD!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

KUSI Global Warming Meltdown.

John Coleman's second program on 'global warming'. (the very popular first program is available here)


pt2, pt3, pt4, pt5, pt6, pt7, pt8, pt9.

Bonus: From Finnish TV (with subtitles)

Pt2, pt3.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Montgomery beats Rommel again!

Ok, this time it was Jon Montgomery vs Frank Rommel but the result was the same.

Another gold medal for Canada!!

Yes I know; there was also a couple of Latvians and a Russian in there as well but that wouldn't fit the narrative. =)

Go Canada!!!!!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Mandatory minimums. Ok by the the Supreme Court.

Story here.

The Supreme Court found that sentencing provisions in the Criminal Code provide "remedial protection" to those whose rights have been infringed and that sentences must respect "statutory minimums." "Although in some exceptional cases a sentence reduction outside statutory limits may be possible under s. 24(1) of the Charter as the sole effective remedy for egregious misconduct by state agents, this is not such a case," the court ruled.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Ignatieff muzzling Liberal candidates.

How else can you explain this?

Heat? From whom? The 'misquoting media' or from the OLO?

Background. The Original story in the so called "international newspaper".

I wonder if the author, Sebastian Fest, has an audio recording of that interview? If he does and would like to clear things up, I would be more than happy to post that audio on this blog to get his side out to Canadians.


Saturday, February 13, 2010

Free Speech for me, but you are reprehensible if you take my picture on this public street.

Video of today's protest in Vancouver from CTV. (or go to and find the video called "violence in the streets")

*The above links may not work with Firefox, I had to open them with IE* try this link if you are having troubles.

Tough guy 'protesters' change their clothes behind a dumpster to avoid the police. Nice clear pictures of these guys CTV, I am sure the Vancouver Police will appreciate the help.

Update: You can see some screenshots of these guys at Canadian Sense. Drop by and if you know who they are let CS know.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Time for an Olympic break?

Today athletes from all over the world will gather in Vancouver for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games and I intend to catch as much of it as possible over the next 2 weeks. It is the time for Canada to shine and to let the world know that our athletes and our country are second to none; and as the host nation it should also be the time where we put politics aside for a period and support our athletes and our nation.

So with that in mind I am going to be taking a little break from the political blogging world and enjoy as much of the Olympics as possible. *

*That is if the Liberals can stop playing partisan political games for the next 2 weeks. Because I will still call your BS when I see it even if I have to miss watching a luge run to do so.

What do you think. Do the Liberals have enough class not to play cheap political games during the Olympics?

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

A Future Liberal Cabinet Minister.

This guy has the makings of a future Liberal Cabinet Minister to be sure.

Bill Prout, the Liberal candidate for the riding of Dufferin Caledon stepped in it big with his comments: "I was getting a little tired of the afghan detainee thing, but I am thinking the only reason they would do this is there is a lot more in there then even we as Liberals know, or believe is in there. I think the government maybe feels it would be very badly embarrassed. Listen, I think most Canadians believe we’re at war, and if a little torture happens to save lives, most Canadians feel it’s ok, if it saves lives. But it’s not even that, I think it’s that we feel we’re being lied to, and by our own government. If they’ve got something to hide, then ok, it’s time to come out with the facts...”

So now he does what Liberals do best, spin spin spin.

Not only does he claim that the damaging quote was taken out of context, a claim which the Caledon Enterprise totally destroys with the transcript of the original interview, as an added bonus he also contradicts and shoots down his own party's propaganda with the claim that he sent his
"22-year-old twins on a plane this past Wednesday to Europe for a two-month tour. They sewed Canadian flags to their backpacks, which for my generation gave you a sense of security while traveling abroad."

Speaking without thinking, back peddling, denial, and shooting down other Liberal claims.

As I said earlier, this guy is definitely Liberal Cabinet material.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

McGuinty Prorogues. Media strangely silent.

Dalton McGuinty is proroguing the Ontario Legislature.

CTV: NOTHING up under it's politics category or on the main news page.

CBC: NOTHING under politics or on the main Canadian news page.

Ardvark: Not surprised at all.

This will make for an interesting case study on the media bias in this country and how 1 prorogation garners multiple stories over the period of months vs another prorogation story already bumped from the front pages after only hours.

Feb 12th update: Joanne has a post up on the subject with a few good links on the media coverage. NP. WFP The Squidzone.

McGuinty was not the only to prorogue recently, Ed Stelmach prorogued in Alberta as well.

Licia Corbella Calgary Herald Sun Feb 14th.

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Isn't Ignatieff's favorite sport baseball?

The same could not be said for PM Harper. His game is our game. Hockey!

A great article in the Leader-Post today on the PM interviewing Wayne Gretzky and Gordie Howe.

A couple of highlights:

"In 2006, the Oilers nearly took the Stanley Cup, and I was at the game in Edmonton for Game 6," Harper said. "(NHL commissioner Gary) Bettman asked if I could come backstage between periods. Lo and behold, I get in the room, I'm alone there with Bettman and the Stanley Cup, so I picked it up and lifted it over my head."

"You mentioned specifically trading for some left wingers," he said. "There isn't a lot of those; I've had trouble finding a good one."

How much do you want to wager that Ignatieff had not even watched a Stanley Cup final game between 1972 and 2004.

Update: Video.

My evil plan.

Step 1. Get up early in the morning.

Step 2. Invite my American neighbour over for an all night poker game.

Step 3. Once the game is over call up my MP and have him bring over some Subway sandwiches while we chat.

Step 4. File a 10 million dollar lawsuit against the Government of Canada for violating my rights.

Have a good weekend everyone, and say a little prayer for Jack Layton if you are so inclined.

Friday, February 05, 2010

Non partisan rallies you say?

Well the facts say other wise.

"Using simply Google and Facebook, we were able to discover that over twenty of the rallies were organized by people who were equally (or even more) partisan. Not only were these rallies not non-partisan, but organizers in most of the major cities had deep connections to and long histories with either the Liberals or the NDP!"

The organizers claimed to be non partisan, in fact constantly going out of their way to do so, and the MSM happily just repeated it rather than checking out the claims. (It is much easier that way; none of that pesky research to get in the way of happy hour at the press club)

Another fail for the MSM is another win for the blogosphere.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

If we had a Liberal government.

If we had a Liberal government today's headline would read:

Canada has announced that it is planning to send aid to Haiti, 3 weeks after it suffered a devastating earthquake.

"As soon as we are able to secure a plane to rent from the Russians we will be sending relief supplies along with Dr Henry Morgentaler to Haiti." said Foreign Affairs Minister Bob Rae, adding that " We are pleased that our response time has improved since the 2004 tsunami." Responding to criticism from the opposition over the alleged "delay", Rae responded harshly, "Parliament was on our scheduled winter break and when the MP's are on a break the government essentially is shut down and nothing can get done. Everyone knows that". The PPG all applauded in unison when Rae was done speaking and headed off to write opinion pieces about how wrong the opposition Conservatives are to be criticizing the Liberal government when it is so obvious that they are doing such great job at everything.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Ignatieff says he is not going to play ideological games with the rights of women.

Unless those rights are being abused away by a "certain" religion, then all bets are off and the ideological games continue for the Liberals.

Mr. I am in politics to unite and not divide reaches deep into his big bag of Liberal tricks and games and pulls out the abortion card.

Absolutely pathetic scaremongering. I guess this is what Donolo brings to the party.

Update: Ignatieff and the Liberals Epic Failure with their divisive politics.

Structural Deficit.

Structural deficit. I got your structural deficit right here.

And here, and here and how could we forget this, which, while it won't add to the deficit, will add to the cost of just about everything you buy.

Hang on to your hats folks because Iggy, in true Liberal fashion, is after your money to make government even bigger and make your bank account smaller for programs that we will be paying for forever.

Monday, February 01, 2010

Will the "it's an attack on democracy" opposition do the democratic thing?

After all the yelling and playing outraged for the cameras is over and everyone is back to work, will the opposition parties do the democratic thing and vote unanimously to bring back any Bills that may have been stopped due to prorogation?

I would think the answer would be an obvious yes considering that the stoppage of Bills is one of the things that they claim to be so outraged over and is a major talking point, but as we all know, what the opposition says and what they actually do are often 2 very different things.

Will the Bloc and the NDP make Parliament work by voting to unanimously bring back bills that they may have originally voted against?

Will the Liberal position change yet again?

Will the MSM even notice?

We have to wait and see but it should be interesting to watch and see if the opposition actually practices what they have been preaching for the last month or if it really was nothing more than grandstanding.