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Jack On Jack Off
April 30, 2011 @ 09:04
First of all, I could give two shits whether Jack Layton was found in a rub and tug 15 years ago. If the poor bastard needed a yank that bad, I don't feel distain for him, I feel pity.
I will say this however; it flies in the face of all bleeding heart bullshit he spewed during his days as a city councilor. On one hand (job) he was defending the type of person who may or may not have cuffed his carrot as poor, unfortunate and abused - yet on the other hand (job) he may have taken advantage of their questionable expertise for his own pleasure.
Not only that, but he was a thorn in the side of the police back in those days, criticizing every move they made, so I guess there's a bit of irony to this story that it comes back to haunt him this way it has so many years later.
A retired cop went back to some old police reports.
But really, I don't care if Jack got jerked or not, although I find humour in his statement last night about a smear campaign. His TV commercials have been just as vicious as the other parties and I'm sure if it had been Harps or Iggy suspected of having their chicken choked, Layton would have been all over it.
But again, I really don't care about that stuff. What I care about two days before the election is my country. Or as Jack might say, cuntry.
This NDP surge is ridiculous short sighted and reckless and I we can only hope it doesn't transform into actual seats on Monday night.
Anybody who is actually thinking about voting NDP better do some quick home work.
I know a lot of NDP support is a lost cause. Those who think they're entitled to other people's money, those who are jealous of the rich and those who think the government should be responsible for raising their kids and making sure they're guaranteed a hefty wage even if they don't deserve it.
I know there are far too many people in this country who really think that an NDP government will somehow make their life easier by strengthening unions, increasing their pay and pensions and protecting them for the evil man who actually signs their pay cheques.
But we can't worry about them.
What I'm concerned about are those, who in the past week, have somehow become fans of Jack and his whacked-out promises and are considering voting for the guy. They obviously haven't looked at the history of the man, his party and their policies.
Maybe they think Jack will allow tugs to fall under OHIP.
I'm not about to list NDP fantasy now, because that's part of the problem. Lists and headlines are too often the extent of resources used by voters to make decisions. Voting is a big responsibility so you should take the time to dig in and make informed decisions.
Running a country is big business that comes with a lot of tough choices and sacrifice.
It's not some little game that allows you follow whims with no consequences, and believe me, if Jack finishes second to a Harper minority on Monday night, there will be consequences.
This country will be thrown into turmoil like we've never seen before and I'm not exaggerating. If Jack somehow gains control through a coalition Canada is in big trouble and it could take decades to recover.
The NDP is not prepared to govern. Their promises don't add up and they don't make sense. In a new world economy, whether we like it or not, we all have to work harder and take more responsibility for our own welfare. It's a tough pill to swallow, but that's the way it is.
How tragic that just when Canada is considered to have the most rock solid economy in the free-world, a strong banking system and a 21st century attitude, we're about to throw the car keys to a ten year old.
Think about it Canada.
April 30, 2011 @ 09:03
April 30, 2011 @ 09:02
While they're at it, they might as well endorse drunk driving as well.
Comments We Like - Linda Diebel
April 29, 2011 @ 20:42
And probably explains why the Conservatives don't have a majority.
E-Mail - Jack Exposed
April 29, 2011 @ 16:41
For all those who think the Sun shines out of Jack's ass....
The somewhat forgotten facts are as follows.
Layton and his wife Olivia Chow both sat on Toronto City Council for years before making the move to federal politics. While on City Council, they were making $100,000 a year, but they used the system to get into subsidized housing.
What they did was register the house in the name of Chow's mother who was an unemployed immigrant. In this way, they lived for years in a taxpayer funded house while being paid $100,000 yearly from taxpayers. There was a waiting list of over 300 worthy people.
They only moved when a reporter exposed the story.
The real irony is that Chow styled herself as an advocate for the homeless on City Council. It astounds me that the media never mention this.
Today, Layton and Chow earn $350,000 together as MPs. They each get a housing allowance for living in Ottawa although they live together. According to House of Commons records for 2010, they spent one million dollars last year on travel and perks. Because they're MP's there is no detail. When asked, Layton said that most of it was for travel back to Toronto to visit their constituents. That comes out to $20,000 a week for travel. Toronto is 300 miles from Ottawa.
But speaking of simple, NDP loyalists see Jack and Olivia as the working man's friends. The simplistic media play up this image. Simplistic Canadians give Jack a free ride on trust.
Now the other night during the big debate Jack had the nerve to say we don't need more jails because all the crooks are already in the Senate. I think we better make Jack a Senator!
Thanks to Saint Jack its costing millions for this election !!!! Think before you vote!
E-mail - NDP Supporter
April 29, 2011 @ 08:36
This Monday, you have a choice to vote for national unity. You can vote with our brothers in Quebec. With the Cons, the working man will be making a minimum wage in this race to the bottom. That's the fate already for many new immigrants with few opportunities. There's only one party who has his back, who's sick of the factories closing in his city and their owners getting big tax cuts.
I don't want to kill himself on some oil field hundreds of kilometres from my family. Arrogant Western and rural elites might not get it, but many average people do. Good thing a vote for Harper isn't even realistic for a majority. When will they get the message? The Majority of Canadians want to clean their hands of them like that dirt between their fingers at the end of the day. So keep neglecting the 80% majority of urban Canada with no transit strategy; they can't wait to throw these fools out.
Please Harper, don't go for a walk down Bloor Street. They think that people like us are uneducated and go for some tough on crime populist crap because they think we're the just 'Joe Six Packs' who only care about beer and hockey. They created this mess
Whether you're 20 or 80 years old, only NDP cares about your well being. To think it's just students supporting this great party is very arrogant and naive. It's an insult to Quebecers, to every person in Canada from St. John's to Victoria who is frustrated by the health caresystem, stuck in long commutes, worried about how they will live when
It doesn't matter if you're a student, someone coming closer to retirement and worried about your pension, struggling to feed your family, a corporate executive--you'll live better in an NDP Canada. If your local government by some coincidence has been a good Conservative government, federally it's different. We're talking about the country
April 28, 2011 @ 17:36
The "small potential" of an NDP-led minority is already weighing on markets, Camilla Sutton, chief currency strategist at Bank of Nova Scotia, told Bloomberg News. The Canadian dollar has already fallen against all but two of 17 major currencies since April 20. All those complaints about a high Canadian dollar will be moot if polls start showing the NDP ahead.
Globe And Mail Endorses Conservatives
April 28, 2011 @ 08:59
Habs Watch - Four And Out
April 28, 2011 @ 08:38
A heart felt thanks to the Boston Bruins this morning for their series victory over the Montreal Canadiens - and they did it without one single power-play goal.
Hab fans have been put in their place. Silence is golden.
The Leafs would have done so much better.
Falling Into The Same Hole
April 27, 2011 @ 12:31
"It would be like handing the car keys to a ten year old. He thinks he can drive, it looks easy, but he's hopelessly unqualified - and the country definately couldn't afford the repair bills."
If the remarkable NDP surge in the polls (or is it a Liberal collapse?) holds through Monday, this can go one of two ways. Either the left of centre vote will be split and Stephen Harper will get his majority, or the votes will fall in such a way that Harper ends up with another minority and Jack Layton represents the official opposition. And if that happens, you know Layton won't waste any time in forming a coalition with the Liberals.
People think Harper is power hungry. He's an amateur compared to Jack.
I'm not going to rail against the concerns and dangers of any government headed up by Jack Layton, because it would be useless. Sometime you have to learn the hard way, and that may be what's on the horizon for Canada.
In 1991 Ontario wanted to try something new and it elected Bob Rae's NDP. The results were not only devastating for the province, but downright shocking to those who threw their support behind Rae expecting to get one thing, and then ending up with something entirely different.
That's the nature of the NDP and everyone should go into this with their eyes wide open. The promises they make and the realities attached to them can only lead to one thing, the same thing that happened under a Rae government, deception.
The causes that the NDP were supposed to champion were the first ones betrayed.
Unions and social programs and the core of the party who have this deep sense of entitlement to other people's money were the first ones to feel the effects of wild promises gone poof.
Of course there were other victims. Business, commerce, free enterprise and those who don't expect handouts, were ferociously affected by the resulting sag in provincial fortunes and it wasn't until Mike Harris steered us back to reality that they recovered.
You might argue the Rae debacle happened two decades ago, but it's not a question of eras, its a question of philosophies and Jack's ain't a whole lot different than 1991.
I've said it a few times over the past couple of weeks, I don't expect a Harper majority on Monday night because for whatever reason the country doesn't seem to want it, and that's cool.
We can only hope that most Canadians have taken the time to look at the issues, make mature assessments and then make an intelligent choice. If that results in a government led by Jack and supported by the Liberals, so be it.
A weird sadistic part of me actually wants it to happen. It may take years to recover, but at least it will expose Jack and the NDP for what they are, but more importantly, it will make people realize what they had.
Yes, sometimes you learn the hard way.