Saturday, April 23, 2011

The "Butler Mobile": A pictorial Metaphor of the state of the Liberal Party?

I first spotted the "Butler Mobile" shortly after the writ was dropped but did not have a camera or cell phone with me so I was unable to get a picture and had not seen it since in-spite of putting on many kilometers in and around the riding. I had many people tell me that they had spotted it driving around or parked in various locations, including a church parking lot, but I was unable to find and photograph it until it showed up at a local all candidates forum* a couple of days ago.

Ladies and gentlemen I present to you the "Butler Mobile", a pictorial metaphor for the current state of the Liberal Party.

 Broken down looking with an attempt to spruce it up using a little bit of Iggy and some duct tape.




*Stay tuned. I have to verify and confirm a couple of things but I will having something very interesting up in the next couple of days on what was said at that forum.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

I was at the school and watched the forum. I think I have a good guess what you will be writing about.

Alex said...

Why Butler Mobile? I apologize if I'm being thick here.

Interested in seeing your mysterious scoop.

Chris C said...

If you look carefully picture, I think the candidates name is Michael Butler.

Ardvark said...

Anon email me please! Address can be found at the bottom of blog.

Alex: I had asked a few people to let me know if they saw it anywhere so I could get a picture of it and one of them called it 'Ardvark's search for the Butler Mobile.'

Alex said...

doh! I looked closer and that is true, but the actual butler mobile is the exact make, model and colour of my own jalopy right down to the rims.

Oh well, I've taken it far and wide and it was paid for in full. Its never let me down yet. The way I see it I'm ahead of anyone still paying for their beater.

Ardvark said...

Alex, do you have a picture of yourself with Ignatieff by chance?(btw in the pic with Butler and Iggy, Iggy looks like he just woke up)

If you do go grab yourself a trailer attach it to the jeep and you too can be a liberal candidate!

Joe said...

I think that liberals have a thing for hay racks. Look how well the one for Paul Martin worked out.

Alex said...

hehe no thanks.
I have never met the Count outside of halloween.

Norma said...

I agree with Michael Butler.
Harper's crime agenda will give us less safe communities.
Longer or harsher sentences do not deter criminals as they do not expect to be caught and 50% plus are not caught.
We need to invest in crime prevention programs so that we don't have victims in the first place & to improve crime investigation so more are caught.
Please let us work towards a more equitable & civil society.It'll keep us safer!

Ardvark said...

Norma: tune in Monday morning for a new blog post and you can tell me then if you still agree with Mr. Butler. The man has a lot to say.

Anonymous said...

We need to invest in crime prevention programs so that we don't have victims in the first place & to improve crime investigation so more are caught.


The Conservative Govt already HAS a crime prevention program...educate yourself instead of just listening to the coalition talking points.

Alberta Girl said...

Norma - are you flippin kidding me???????

"They do not expect to be caught and 50% are not caught"

BECAUSE OUR JUSTICE SYSTEM IS A JOKE!!!!!!!

Please - enlighten us as to just what "crime prevention" programs would keep these criminals from deciding to kill, or rape, or steal or sell drugs.

It is naive people like you that scare the living daylights out of me and make me fear for the future of our country!

mike butler said...

Hey I like my sign, And to the dude that thinks we cant prevent crime by giving parrents help to deal with out of control children is obviously not worth talking to.

Yes killers should be locked up for ever, yes we should get homeless people off the streets to make our communities a safer place. Yes we should invest in multipurpose indoor facilities for youth because busy kids are good kids.

There are so many ways our government can make our communities a safe and better but I would rather they use corporate taxes to pay for this.

Unfortunately the Conservative government thinks its ok to raise our personal taxes by 3.5% in paying for E.I. but give the big companies a 3% tax cut.

Ardvark said...

Mike Butler: "Yes killers should be locked up for ever, yes we should get homeless people off the streets to make our communities a safer place"

Sorry, I couldn't find that in the Liberal Party platform, do you have a link?

Maybe we should ask the LPC candidate from Wildrose, a judge what he thinks.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20110407/ignatieff-stands-by-candidate-110407/20110407?s_name=election2011

wilson said...

''..Unfortunately the Conservative government thinks its ok to raise our personal taxes by 3.5% in paying for E.I....''

So mike,
when you pay your car insurance, is it a tax?
When you pay your house insuance, is it a tax?
What is the operative word in Employment INSURANCE?

The CPC changed the law, the EI fund is self supporting and can't be used for any other purpose.

This law change so as no future govt can do what the Chretien/Martin govt did:
Raid the EI fund of $57 Billion, put the cash into general revenues and then FAKE surplus' from 2001-2005.

wilson said...

''..raise our personal taxes by 3.5% in paying for E.I.''

Gee mike,
perhaps I should have asked first if you know the difference between 'personal taxes' and 'insurance'.
Maybe you don't.
See if you pay insurance, you can collect a benefit;
where as if you pay a tax the govt collects a benefit.

Wondering too if the Liberal Cap and Tax on page 46 of the Red Book was written in disappearing ink,
seems Iffy is attacking Jack for the Dipper cap and tax they are funding their platform with.