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Comments We Like - John Ivison

March 26, 2011 @ 14:53

Ignatieff's coalition stance is still ambiguous.

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Two Comics

March 26, 2011 @ 10:24

While sitting in front of my computer this morning, I was entertained by two stand up comedians.

The first one was a guy named Terry Yonka, who claims to be an actual comic. He provided a great example of what concerns me as a Canadian. I've never met him, but he posts on the facebook.

Terry posted the following this morning.

"I can't wait for the May 2nd election. This ASS has been running the country for seven years."

I replied.

Explain why he's an ass. Take as much space as you want.

Terry replied

"There isn't enough space on facebook to explain how I feel right now."

Then I replied.

So your answer is, you don't have an answer. By the way, Harper has been running the country for five years.

Then Terry did the noble thing and removed his postings.

What bothers me, is that it's representative of how far too many people in this country make reckless political decisions. How far too many read headlines or listen exclusively to the CBC and then make superficial decisions.

There is nothing wrong with disliking Stephen Harper, but if you're going to make bold statements against the man, at least have the decency to explain and prove you're informed.

Even just a couple of paragraphs.

The other comic I listened to this morning was Jack Layton.

I can't help but laugh when I see him stand up and actually talk like he's got a shot at being Prime Minister. It would be like Brian Burke claiming the Leafs can win the Stanley Cup this year.

The only difference between the Leafs and NDP is that the Leafs could actually win in the future.

It's a great life for old Jack. He sucks off the national tit and can make all kinds of wild statements knowing full well that he'll never have to act on them, unless of course he jumps into bed with the Bloc.... while he's not critisizing our military.

It's a pretty good gig and pays better than Yuk Yuk's.

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Are The Liberals Lyin'?

March 26, 2011 @ 09:00

Canadians have two important decisions to make over the next six weeks. Who are you going to vote for, and do you believe Michael Ignatieff.

Ignatieff came out this morning in denying he would form a coalition government if the Conservatives win another minority government, but don't forget, the Liberals said the same thing prior to forming the 2008 coaltion.

Do you believe Iggy? You better decide because a lot hangs in the balance.

It will be interesting to watch over the next six weeks how the lovable left in this country will attempt to legitimize a coalition government. It's the only hope for the mindless to see the definite end of Stephen Harper.

The Toronto Star is already at it. Anti-con Susan Delacourt is at it already writing a piece in today's Star about how coalitions can work, and technically she's correct.

But there's a big difference in Canada, and it's called the Bloc Quebecois. Any coalition that would include a separatist, treasonous outfit like the Bloc is totally unacceptable.

If there's a Conservative minority, and the Liberals and NDP don't get enough seats to topple them, the Bloc comes into play.

Once again I'll go back to 2004 before I started writing this blog. Apparently Stephen Harper made a move towards a coalition with the NDP and Bloc and I'm the first to say that would have been every bit as shameful as the attempt in 2008 by the other whack jobs.

But here's the key. It didn't happen, and given the shrewd politician that Stephen Harper is, who knows how serious he was. It very well could have been a test balloon that would never have come to fruition. But if it had, Harper would have lost me instantly.

To enter into a coalition with the Bloc is totally invalid, inexcusable and definitively insidious.

Anyone in this country who would support a coalition with the Bloc should lose their status as a Canadian. It should be documented and you should be exposed for spineless turn coat you are.

And that includes everyone. Even Stephen Harper.

And that's what amuses me about the likes of Susan Delacourt. So committed to her unfounded hatred of the Conservatives, she's be willing to support a coalition that would include a party whose sole purpose is to milk the rest of the country while they push towards breaking it up.

What blows me away is that my opinion isn't shared by every last Canadian from coast to coast. I struggle with the reality that there are those who actually give a coalition some consideration because of their own selfish political leanings. And I'm not talking about Bloc supporters because they aren't Canadians.

So it all comes down to this. If the Conservatives get anything short of majority Canada could have a coalition government that includes the Bloc.

Unless of course, you believe Iggy.

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Coaltion Dreams

March 25, 2011 @ 18:20

"For the first time in the history of the Commonwealth, a government has been defeated through a contempt of parliament non-confidence vote."

It sounds a lot more dramatic than it is. Truth is, it's really the only way Stephen Harper could run a government with three ya-hoos on his tail, and he did a pretty good job of it I might add.

The Liberals, NDP and Bloc took step one of forming a coalition government on May 2nd and we can only hope it comes back to bite them in the ass.

There's no other explanation for it. The Liberals trail the Conservatives by such a wide margin, their only hope is to narrow the gap over the next six weeks, hope the Conservatives end up with another minority and then form a coalition with Bullshit Jack and Traitor Duceppe.

And before I gone on I should address the obvious. Yes, back in 2004 Stephen Harper apparently attempted to put together a coalition with the same two assholes, and I'm not going to defend it. But there are two points to be made - number one it would have been wrong and I wouldn't have supported it, but more importantly, it didn't happen.

Make no mistake about it, this is what the Michael Ignatieff has up his sleeve. If you think Bullshit Jack is thirsty for power, Ignatieff is in the middle of the desert with nothing but the sweat off his balls in the canteen.

It should be an interesting election. The gloves are going to come off and I'm sure the Liberals and the other two useless parties with go full bore at the Conservative for this contempt of parliament nonsense.

Vastly more important will be the coaltion question. When asked, will Ignatieff or Layton admit that's what they're up to. if they say no, they could end up big liars. If they say yes, they'll end up big losers.

But that's cool because in the end it's all up to you and me to consider all angles and then make a decision. If you really think the government is going to be better off in the hands of a coalition then go for it. Vote for one of the clunkers and suffer the consequences.

Or you could appreciate the shape the country is in, overlook the over-played contempt thing and once for all put this country firmly in the hands of someone who knows what he's doing.

It's a free country, do what you think is best.

Meanwhile, in my riding, Liberal Rudy Dhalla will be asked to respectfully get off my property if she happens to knock on my door, and first thing Monday morning I will be ordering the largest Conservative sign possible to put on my front lawn.

That's what I think is best.

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Think About It Canada

March 23, 2011 @ 17:07


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Cooke, Lumby And Layton

March 23, 2011 @ 08:07

I should have gotten to this earlier, but there really isn't a lot to say about the Matt Cooke suspensions.

The NHL blew it again, at very least he should have received the remainder of the season and "all" of the playoffs. But that's the NHL for you, even when they have an opportunity handed to them on a silver platter to set a clear cut example, they screw it up.

I don't see any need for further analyses because it's all been said. Everything I've read criticizing the suspension is valid.

As far as is concerned, what did come out of this story was another dimension provided by my good friend and sinister Hab fan Jeff Lumby.

Here's what he wrote.

Freddie, Agree with everything you said about Kook...ah Cooke. The point about a few ruining it for others is well taken. Other players need to step up...ex-players really need to step up....MARIO??? Freddie, can you do me a favor though, since you brought it up (and no I don't put a "u" in favor or color, it's stupid), stop saying Chara has no history with suspensions. It's immaterial. So because you have no suspensions the league can't give you your first?? Ridiculous. That fact has no merit in the conversation. By the way, the league stunk the joint out with the Cooke suspension. Wimps.

And here's how I replied.

@Lumby - History has a lot to do with it because, whether right or wrong, its a huge criteria for how the NHL hands down suspensions. Unless its a blatant case of intent to injure, which this wasn't, the NHL has to consider a player's character and history. And that's exactly why you're correct about Matt Cooke. Chara got what he deserved, Cooke didn't.

And one other thing.

The release of the federal budget yesterday reveals why it's time for this country to move on from a minority government.

When the likes of Jack Layton and his broken down irrelevant party is given legitmacy it's time for change.

I think the inevitable election is going to provide some dramatic change in Canada. If we get a Conservative majority, it will provide a stability that we haven't seen in years. If the Conservatives get another minority, I think you'll see Stephen Harper walk and go earn some real money. And if the Liberals get a minority, the country deserves everything it gets.

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Comments We Like - Lawrence Martin

March 10, 2011 @ 07:54

This is a great column because it capsulizes the wrongdoings, in some cases alleged, of the Harper Government and allows Canadians to compare and choose as we move towards an election.

On the road to the Harper Government's tipping point.

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Let's Go To The Polls

March 9, 2011 @ 18:10

Conservatives lose two ethics rulings by House Speaker.

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The Cult

March 5, 2011 @ 11:22

Here's something else that I find fascinating. It's one thing to be a leftie in this country; it's a whole other thing to be a Toronto leftie.

The hypocrisy of this cult is mind boggling.

They talk of truth, transparency and justice, but when someone who isn't painted this same colour as they are pursues such virtues, they find a way to turn on him.

I make sure I read the Toronto Star every day so I can get my fix of Ford bashing. It's amazing how the newspaper, along with its legion of narrow minded whack jobs can come up with something every day to smear Ford while he's following the path of truth, transparency and justice.

OK, he's fat, he's rough around the edges and he doesn't provide the adequate image of Toronto's beautiful people, but he sure as hell knows how to get to the bottom of something, and I don't mean the peanut butter jar.

The latest swipe is comparing Ford supporters to the American tea party movement.

Give me an f-in break. It's beyond stupid, it's childish. It ain't a tea party; it's a more like wanting a coffee break from being blatantly hosed.

Then again I should be surprised, last week I heard Stephen Harper compared to Muammar Gaddafi.

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Conservatives Looking At Majority - Star Poll

February 25, 2011 @ 20:58

Ontario wakes up.

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