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Tory Blown To Smitherines

November 9, 2009 @ 08:34

John Tory will have his new career as a radio star solidified today when George Smitherman announces his plans to run for Mayor of Toronto.

With Smitherman in the race, Tory doesn't stand a chance.

Let's see, given the recent voting history of the city of Toronto, who stands the better chance of becoming Mayor, a gay Liberal or a Conservative businessman? You get the idea.

John Tory would be a great Mayor for Toronto. He'd be the right guy at the right time but his big business profile is too repulsive to far too many. He'd be the best man to clean up the mess created by David Miller, but that won't be an issue in good old T.O.

The gay Liberal thing will carry too much weight. The only thing that could be better in Toronto would be gay and NDP.

Qualifier - has no problem with a gay Mayor what so ever so if you're getting all revved up and anxious to call me something that deals with a trailer park, relax.

George Smitherman may turn out to be the best mayor the city of Toronto has ever had, or he may turn out to be the second worst, but it will have nothing to do with his sexual preference.

However his sexual preference will definitely play a part in the minds of some voters and the Liberal part won't hurt either. It's almost a Barack Obama scenario.

Regardless of his platform, experience, history or the campaign he runs, Smitherman will get thousands of votes based solely on what he represents non politcally and there will be a legion of people working for him from that angle.

I'm willing to bet this election will set a record for voter turnout.

This is where I'm supposed to say "not that there's anything wrong with that." but I just can't. It's not right. Ultimately whoever becomes Mayor should be elected on merit.

The saving grace - Smitherman can't help but do a better job than David Miller

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Funny Boy

October 23, 2009 @ 08:05

Here's another reason I like Stephen Harper. He's a down to earth guy who likes to fuck with people the odd time, especially the media; a media that rarely gives the man a break.

If anybody out there actually thinks the Prime Minister "doesn't" watch Canadian news they're just as stupid as the millions who live around Toronto and refuse to vote for the guy even though he's by far the best choice for the country.

It's the big story in the news this morning and of course the Toronto Star and the CBC are all over it.

They like to portray the man as some kind of a dim-wit who's got his head stuffed up his ass who has no idea what's going in the very country he rules. But really, let's get serious. Do you really think the Prime Minister of this country doesn't watch Canadian news?

Stevie boy is probably behind closed doors this morning laughin' his bag off watching the reaction of his detractors. They went for the bait hook, line and sinker. Not only that, but Harper didn't say he doesn't "read" Canadian news, he simply said he doesn't normally watch it.

I don't believe him but I sure do admire him for having the balls to have some fun with the legion of dink-brains whose sole purpose is to slam him every chance they get.

The guy is alright.

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Comments We Like - Mike Stafford

October 7, 2009 @ 12:57

Toronto's clear cut number one talk show host.

To your health.

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Another Nasty Spin By The Star

October 4, 2009 @ 10:23

Our Prime Minister attended a charity gala for the National Arts Centre last night and took the stage to sing a Beatles song, and it went over wonderfully with the audience.

Of course the Toronto Star couldn't let it lie, they've accused him of flip-flopping on the issue of attending flashy black tie galas and making this appearance only to set up the four by-elections he will call today.

Harper said last year that didn't agree with tax subsidized galas because they didn't resonate with Canadians which is true. Problem is, last nights gala was a charity event organized by his wife to squeeze money out of rich people for the NAC.

But that's the good old Toronto Star for you. However I'm sure several people who visit this website will find their own problems with what the PM did last night.

Here I'll help you out. Harper should have sang a song by a Canadian artist, I'm sure we're gonna hear that one as ridiculous as it is.

But please, don't use Harper's reduced funding for the arts in Canada, because that was a good move. There was way too much waste going on. HIs atttitude towards government funding for the arts will probably turn into more of these charity events, and that's the way it should be.

Stephen Harper - The Rational Man - The right man at the right time for Canada.

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My Desperate MP

October 2, 2009 @ 20:57

It comes with no surprise that Brampton - Springdale MP Ruby Dhalla introduced a private members bill in the spring that wants to create a short cut for immigrant seniors.

Bill c-428 is a desperate attempt to hold on to her Brampton seat should there be an election called in the coming months.

The bill calls for immigrant seniors to become eligible for Old Age Security after only three years in the country instead of the present requirement of ten tears

After Dhalla's nanny problems a while back, she knows she's on shaky ground in her Brampton riding even though it's heavily populated with people of her South Asian heritage.

Problem is, whoever runs for the Conservatives in Brampton - Springdale in the next election will also be South Asian so the election could actually be fought on issues and not nationality.

Dhalla's introduction of Bill c-428 is a shameless attempt to survive in Parliament. Private members bills rarely pass and this probably won't but that's part of Dhalla's scheme.

Introduce the Bill, have it rejected and then accuse the Conservatives of being racists, and hope the "R" word remains ingrained in minds of South Asian voters in Brampton when the next election rolls around.

This wouldn't be unique. Liberals have been painting a picture of Conservatives being intolerant for years, even though it was under the Mulroney government that more immigrants came into the country than any other Liberal government before him. Even Trudeau's. Look it up.

Dhalla is hoping if the Conservatives ignore Bill c-428 it will stick to whoever Conservative runs against her, even if they're South Asian.

But there's one problem with this desperate plan and something that Dhalla chooses to ignore. The South Asian population is a rather proud group of people and they don't really care to have someone like Dhalla bring criticism upon them.

They know that the very suggestion of such a Bill won't sit well with other Canadians, or other immigrants who had to wait the ten years. In other words, they won't care for the attention it brings, especially when it has little or no chance of passing.

I live in the riding of Brampton - Springdale and I don't really care for Ruby Dhalla, but it has very little to do with her being a Liberal. She's just a bad politician and a bad representative.
On several occasions I've called her office and not once has she had the consideration to call me back. Not once.

Of course if I wanted to play handball against the curb I could claim that she probably sees my last name and figures guys named Patterson don't matter in her riding, but that would be leaning on the "R" word and you know I don't like that.

No, I think she hasn't called me back because up until nanny-gate she was a slam dunk in Brampton - Springdale. She's of South Asian heritage and she's a Liberal, and most immigrants are still buying into the bullshit stories of how Pierre Trudeau was their messiah.

Hopefully, in Brampton - Springdale that will change.

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September 30, 2009 @ 16:30

Bogus call from councillor praises mayor, taunts Tory

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Post Turtle

September 29, 2009 @ 08:30

"While stitching a wound on the hand of a old farmer, who's hand was caught in the gate while working cattle, the doctor struck up a conversation with the old man.

Eventually, the topic got around to Ignatieff and his bid to be the PM of Canada.

The old rancher said, 'Well, ya know, he's a 'Post Turtle'.

Not being familiar with the term, the doctor asked him what a 'Post Turtle' was.

The old rancher said, 'When you're driving down a country road and you come across a fence post with a turtle balanced on top, that's a 'Post Turtle'.

The old rancher saw the puzzled look on the doctor's face so he continued to explain. 'You know he didn't get up there by himself, you know he doesn't belong up there, you know he doesn't know what to do while he's up there and you just wonder what kind of dumb ass moron put him there to begin with."

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We Can Do Better

September 26, 2009 @ 18:12

Just when there seems to be no hope for this country politically, a ray a sunshine washes across the land.

It seems that Michael Ignatieff's latest stab at power has knocked him on his ass.

A new Angus Reid Strategies/Toronto Star poll has found that Canadians much prefer the sitting Prime Minister to the power hungry Liberal who loves himself more than any other person on earth.

Ignatieff's feeble attempt at winning over the Canadian public with misguided television ads that claim "we can do better" have left Canadians thinking just that, Ignatieff and the Liberals CAN do better, in fact a hell of a lot better than they've been doing.

By the way, who was the wizard who came up with that slogan? "We can do better" When the brains that be sat in a Liberal strategy room and came up with it, didn't anybody think it might be taken the wrong way?

Wow. And they want to run the country?

Meanwhile, it seems that Canadians are coming around to reality, the reality that Prime Minister Harper has done a pretty good job steering this country through a global recession and when compared to the "Power Prick" he's head and shoulders the best man.

The Angus Reid Strategies/Toronto Star poll found that Canadians see Harper as better suited than Ignatieff to tackle the economy (33 per cent to 23 per cent), health care (23 to 16) and crime (38 to 12).

The poll also found that 27 per cent of Canadians favoured Harper as prime minister, compared to 16 per cent for Ignatieff and 12 per cent for NDP Leader Jack Layton.

All of these are indicators that Harper could be moving into majority territory if an election was held in the near future.

Finally, some sanity in the country.

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Wonderful Day

September 25, 2009 @ 12:36

What a wonderful day for the city of Toronto. David Miller, the one man wrecking crew of a Canada's greatest city has announced he will not run for a third term.

Miller has sited family reasons for making this decision, and for that we must respect him, but at the same time, let's not kid ourselves, he's well aware of the damage he's done and the huge hole he's created for the city.

He's not coming back because he knows the city is well beyond any hope of recovering from the damage he has done in any short time period.

Miller says he stand behind his record, but it's a record that would get nowhere near by turn-table. It doesn't matter what aspect of the city you look at, it's worse off now than it was when he took over.

Financially, infrastructure, transit, cleanliness and ironically, socially the city is a freakin' mess compared to what he inherited from every lefties favourite whipping boy Mel Lastman.

Hopefully the voters of Toronto have learned their lesson and will opt for a businessman as their next Mayor. More than any other level of government a city has to be run like a business and you need the appropriate person in control.

What a shame that John Tory lost to Miller back in 2003. Toronto could have been saved from all of this and undoubtedly been in much better shape than it is today.

But that was then, and this is now and looking forward Toronto has been saved from any more David Miller, arguably the worst Mayor in the city's history.

Hopefully CFRB will be in the market for a new afternoon man in the coming months.

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Why Jack Layton Doesn't Want An Election

September 14, 2009 @ 09:49

If we're spared the futile exercise of another election this week, ironically it will be the doing of NDP leader Jack Layton.

Jack says if the Conservatives come around and adopt a couple of his ideas this week then he'll support them in any non confidence vote on Friday.

It's typical of Jack. In his position as leader of the number four part in the country he loves minority governments because it allows him to exercise the type of power he could never earn by winning an election.

But there's more to this one. Jack doesn't want an election call this week because he deathly afraid of what the election results may be. There's no doubt that the NDP will finish fourth again, what scares Jack is how badly they'll finish fourth.

Jack Layton's best-before date is grossly over-due and he knows if an election his held this fall the NDP could suffer their worst showing in history. He's done as leader of this party but he just won't admit, and he definitely doesn't want proof through an election.

There's no doubt that from a political stand-point Jack Layton would love to see the end of Stephen Harper. Harper stands for everything that Jack supposedly hates and Layton would love to put the Conservatives under his heel and crush them.

But not bad enough to expose his own futility.

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