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Think About It Canada

March 23, 2011 @ 17:07

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25 Responses to "Think About It Canada"


JM
March 23, 2011 / 22:51

Freddie, please stop posting offensive pictures!!!!


RickyP
March 23, 2011 / 22:59

A toast for the Count!

Long live the Count!


Anonymous
March 24, 2011 / 07:28

I AM THE IGGGG Man, I am the _________ kokokajube


THE OTHER JAMES
March 24, 2011 / 08:28

Hey Fred, don't you think the Conservatives presented a shitty budget to force an election? Since Harper doesn't have the balls to call an election on his own; he'll leave it up to the opposition then cry about how unfair it is. Bullshit. They knew what they were doing, now we get to pay for an election that don't want right now. I'd prefer for a while yet to have Harper doing nothing with a minority government than getting a majority mandate and trying and failing to act like a real Prime Minister. So now you've lowered yourself to posting unfaltering pictures of the Liberal leader. Remember Fred, Canada has always done better with a Liberal government. You don't like the leader; fine. You vote for the party overall when you vote for your local MP. It might be different if we also were to vote for Prime Minister separate, but we don't. Isn't the Parliamentary system wonderful.


Irvine
March 24, 2011 / 10:56

@The Other James

- We pay for an election because the opposition forced it. Don't go blaming Harper. Sounds to me like Iggy & friends want a coalition

- Canada has always done better with the Liberals in power? No, EASTERN Canada has. The NEP, Wheat Board, Eastern tariffs, etc didn't help the West. That's why we hate you. Read your history.

- Vote for the Liberals? You mean the party that balanced the budget by offloading costs on to the provinces? The party at the center of adscam. The Liberals are just good at PR.


Irvine
March 24, 2011 / 11:04

Here's what happened when Saskatchewan decided to vote Conservative (Saskatchewan Party)

http://www.calgaryherald.com/business/Taxes+Saskatchewan+tables+surplus+budget/4494372/story.html


pam
March 24, 2011 / 11:51

If the conservatives appointed (not elected) a leader who had spent 35 years in the United States, and who is on record as calling the US "my country" and on record as calling England "my country", there would be howls of protest that would be heard as far away as Antartica.

Is this the only way Iggy, a so called intellectual giant can become PM - by jumping in bed with Taliban Jack and Gilles the traitor? I'll gladly vote for Harper (again).


Mike from Lowville
March 24, 2011 / 12:01

@pam. Please tell us how you voted for Harper. Oh, and Harper wants the U.S. to be his country.
@ THE OTHER JAMES. Finally some reason on this blog. Thanks.


Trish
March 24, 2011 / 12:28

Thank you, Harper government. Because you supported the Canada Periodical Fund in the federal budget, I get to keep my job. Again, my thanks.


Irvine
March 24, 2011 / 12:48

@Mike: Dude, get over the crap about Harper wanting Canada to be American. That's just misinformation swallowed by people like you that dislike his political slant.

What's funny is that Harper was born in Toronto, just he moved to Calgary later in life. The only "agenda" he's been part of is the Alberta Agenda which espouses the right for Alberta to have more control of it's future and to stop being the sugar daddy for the rest of Canada (and I support that).

And finally, I get really sick of this belief that anything to do with the USA sucks. For starters your provinces EXISTENCE relies on the USA. Secondly (and more importantly) if you actually GOT OFF YOUR SOCIALIST ASS and traveled ALL of the USA you'd discover that much of it is very much like Canada. Seattle, Portland, San Fran, San Diego, New Mexico, etc are examples of America that are as centrist as Canada. This "all things American" are bad" stereotype is lame and tiring. Whether you like it or not, America is still the defacto leader of creativity and new ideas in the world. That's why almost ALL the tech industry is located in the USA (and in the West too).

You can return to being a hater now.


Mikey
March 24, 2011 / 12:55

Stop worrying everyone!!! Harper has plenty of time to shut down the government again so he stays in power. What election???


THE OTHER JAMES
March 24, 2011 / 13:18

And another thing; if anyone still thinks that the events in Ottawa this week weren't contrived. Think again. All those ads slamming the Liberals were and are designed to soften us up for an election. Funny how I don't recall seeing one slamming the NDP. I guess Mr. Harper had already decided they had tweaked the budget enough so maybe Jack and company may go for it. If Jack goes for it great for the short term. If he doesn't great; an election that Harper may win. Not planned, give me a break. Also whats going on in Saskatchewan has not bearing anywhere else. I have customers in that province and things aren't as great as Irvine would have us believe. Remember, the power in Ottawa is in the back rooms. Well paid consultants and spin doctor's have the real power.


4 x 4 Time
March 24, 2011 / 15:52

How will Harper deal with vague charges of scandal?

Will Iggy be back at Harvard for the fall semester?

Can Layton save the day for Canadian seniors and families?

What the hell happened to the Green Party?

The suspense is killing me...


pam
March 24, 2011 / 16:16

How did I vote for Harper? Easy - I went to the polling station...:)


Irvine
March 24, 2011 / 16:39

@The Other James

So even though Sask has the lowest unemployment rates in Canada. Even though it has a budget surplus. Even though it's revenues rose 8.5% in a RECESSION. Even though thousands of flatlanders have left Calgary to return home. It's a failure. Why? Because you have a few clients there that tell you it's not that great. Doesn't matter that real estate prices are now HIGHER than many places in Alberta either.

Since the Conservative government came to power in Saskatchewan (after years of NDP) the province has gone from have not to have. It's always been rich in resources just Brad Wall and crew in Sask changed how business was done (royalties & land leasing included).

While the election of a right wing pro business government isn't solely responsible for this radical change, it is partially responsible.

I think the real problem you have James is your arrogant, snotty Ontario a$$ can't envision a time when some "back water farmtown" can be more economically successful than the "economic center of Canada".


4 x 4 Time
March 24, 2011 / 16:52

Hey, speaking of Saskatchewan, if you want to check out some pretty cool laid back old time rock and blues, check out The Sheepdogs from Saskatoon. These kids are great,and in the running for a high profile contest at Rolling Stone.


Pauly Walnuts
March 24, 2011 / 21:25

Pam, if I wasn't married, I'd marry you.


Anonymous
March 25, 2011 / 00:00

don't underestimate the US of A and don't over rate mexico


THE OTHER JAMES
March 25, 2011 / 10:48

Irvine, get a clue will you. Isn't it funny how the conservatives changed their name in Sask. I guess they needed to distance themselves from Ottawa. You can throw numbers around all you like. The sector we sell to are still having trouble. Just because Sask. is in the middle of a boom now, things can change quickly. And for the record, I don't think things in Ontario a great either. Arrogance has nothing to do with what I think. I find that insulting.


THE OTHER JAMES
March 25, 2011 / 10:49

Buy the way, we sell tools. Something you may know something about Irvine.


Irvine
March 25, 2011 / 13:39

@The Other James: Education Chapter 7

- The Conservative party exists in Saskatchewan. In the West folks it's common to support a grassroots local party because they understand what WE need. Think the Reform Party. Think the Wildrose Alliance in Alberta. I know that's tough for you to grasp in your perpetual Liberal majority dude.

- I live in Calgary and work in the oil industry. Sask is an oil producer so I travel there frequently AND deal with folks out that way every single day. Strange, the province I see is in a boom. How often do you come West dude? Answer? Not much. Typical Easterner.

- Saskatchewan is a have province. Ontario is a have not province. Saskatchewan helps keep Ontario hospitals open with transfer payments. AND..they don't issue "severe cold alerts" at -15C.

So let's take a minute to congratulate the flatlanders. I shall put on a watermelon helmet and cheer for the Roughriders while I raise my can of Vitamin P to the sky (That's Pilsner beer - see the movie Fubar).

PS. When we separate, they're coming with us.


THE OTHER JAMES
March 25, 2011 / 14:55

What the hell do cold weather alerts have to do with anything being talked about here. I don't come west because in spite of what you westerners think, we in the east aren't all rolling in cash. I would love to come west and see the sights but it's not in the budget this year. I don't understand why you in the west think all easterners are against you. Aren't we all Canadians? So the government has fallen; off to the races we go. May the best man win. Happy Dude!


Anonymous
March 26, 2011 / 17:22

The amount of 'equalization' that Ontario receives from Sask does not keep hospitals open. It might buy a couple of bedpans, but no more. Remember, Ontario still sends more to Ottawa than it gets back in services.


small business
April 19, 2011 / 03:44

Look at Nigella Lawson on Bondi Beach covered head to foot in her burqini! Ughhh!!! This is to protect her fair skin, apparently, but what's covering up like this doing for her vitamin D levels? There's established evidence now we need the sun, we shouldn't be hiding from it. She should be getting acclimatised to the sun, not dressing up like something out of science-fiction to conceal herself from it.


Johana
May 24, 2011 / 10:12

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