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Bev Oda

February 19, 2011 @ 12:20

And because I continuously write support pieces on behalf of our Prime Minister, I've received several e-mails demanding that I address the Bev Oda controversy.

What do I think? I think it sucks.

I like the rest of the rational world smell a rat, however being a large supporter of the Prime Minister I'm willing to wait and see how this plays out.

To believe any government can exist without blemishes is just plain silly, and this could very well be a blemish. But the Prime Minister has done such a fine job of leading the country during his term that I have full confidence that he'll handle this properly as well.

I'm sure there are many of you out there hootin' and hollerin' at this, ready to accuse me of having my head stuck up my ass, but I'm sorry, you take the bad with the good, and this government has provided way too much good to jump to conclusions on this.

And if that's not good enough, in the next few days I'll set aside ten or twelve hours to list the blatant lies and history of corruption the Liberals provided during the thirteen years that Canadians seemed to think they were OK.

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He Knows Jack Shit

February 19, 2011 @ 12:19

What we should be more worried about is this. Because Canadians won't give Stephen Harper a much deserved majority, he has to waste time talkin' budget with the likes of Jack Layton.

To me, the most frustrating part of the minority world that we've lived in over the past several years, is the status it's given the ridiculous Layton.

It's humiliating to think that while the Prime Minister readies the budget he's got to consult with a whack job who'd deliver a shit shower if he ever had to actually lead the country.

It's such a waste of time.

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Comments We Like - Matt Gurney

February 8, 2011 @ 13:58

NDP's hypocritical complaints ignore its own US style attack ads.

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A Sad Little Place

February 3, 2011 @ 12:35

Polling numbers put spring into Ontario Liberals step.

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The Rational Man

February 2, 2011 @ 07:13

Harper orders review of internet pricing regime..


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Decision Time

January 29, 2011 @ 15:44

Word is the Conservatives are poised to call an election for March 29th and the time couldn't be better.

Stephen Harper has done of masterful job of guiding Canada through a world wide recession with a minority government and if doesn't get a majority now, he never will.

And if he doesn't, Harper should probably move on and do something productive for people who actually appreciate what he's done. If the Conservatives don't get a majority, Harper should step down, take a job for ten times the money with a private company, and leave Canadians to figure out exactly what it is they do want.

I'm still mystified at how many people claim to hate this guy but can't give one concrete or tangible reason why. It's that old anti-Con conditioning in Canada that makes a good measure of the electorate look imbecilic.

Yes, this should be Stephen Harper's last kick at the can, and if Canada still refuses to wake up, then Canada deserves the likes of Michael Ignatieff and Jack Layton.

It will be another one of those situations where we won't appreciate what we had until it's gone.

It really is time for Canada to get off this minority kick and hand control over to someone who's proved he knows what he's doing. Give the guy four years and if he turns out to be the horrible ogre that many believe him to be, then we can kick his ass out of office.

Stephen Harper deserves a majority, but short of that, he deserves to walk away and go make a few million bucks.... and then the lefties can come up with a few hundred reasons they won't like the next guy.

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Just The Beginning

January 17, 2011 @ 18:47

If this wasn't so sad it would be funny. It's a perfect example why municipalities shouldn't even think about hosting things like the Pan American Games.

I've always been an opponent of Toronto hosting the Olympics Games because I was convinced that we'd end up like so many other cities with a sea of corruption, debt and regret.

When it was announced a couple of years ago that David Miller and his whacky crew had landed the Pan American Games I honestly couldn't believe it..

Forget that it was an invitation to pour money down the drain, the optics were horrible.

One of the greatest cities on earth was admitting to the rest of the world that after losing out of the Olympics and Commonwealth Games, we were willing to settle for a third rate side show like the Pan Am Games.

The recipe for disaster was scrumptious.

A shitty event being backed by arguably the worst Mayor the city of Toronto has even known. It was just a matter of time before this thing started to go south, and today we got the first indication.

Turns out Mayor Miller, in his quest to leave some kind of a legacy, failed to disclose a few million dollars in costs along the way. But what the hell, I guess if he mentioned it the Games wouldn't have happened and if he didn't he'd be out of office before he had to worry about it.

Today Toronto's executive committee was presented with a 23 million dollar bill to clean up the Morningside Landfill Site, which will be the location of the Pan Am Aquatic Centre.

It was thought that the land would be handed over to the Games as is, but Games organizers had made it clear that it had to be in ready-to-build condition. "Any lands that we transferred to Toronto 2015 and Infrastructure Ontario in April 2012 must be properly zoned and fully remediated or ready to be built upon."

But this information was allegedly withheld, and now Toronto pays.

But there's more. Part of any project like this is cost over-run and already it's blasting through the roof. Councillors were also told today that the city's share of building the aquatic centre has grown by $21.3 million because of inflation.

So let's do the math.

In February 2009 cost estimate for the City of Toronto was 49 million. Today, in January of 2011, four years before the games have even happened, that figure has ballooned to 96.5 million.

What a freakin' mess. Predictable, but a freakin' mess just the same.

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The Blame Game

January 13, 2011 @ 08:35

This may surprise you, but I'm of the opinion that anyone who thinks there isn't a connection between what happened on Saturday and the extreme right wing rhetoric that is currently being spewed in the United States, is terribly naive.

Nobody is directly responsible, and of course it can't be hung on Palin, but the likes of Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Mark Levin, are helping to whip that country into a frenzy over a President who is obviously lacking, but far from the irresponsible demon fuck-up they make him out to be.

Nobody is that bad. It's impossible to be that bad.

I can hardly believe I'm saying this because I consider myself a Conservative, but in Canada that might in a little more in-line with an American democrat.

Limbaugh and Hannity claim to be great Americans, but really they're not. They'e actually enemies of their country because they put themselves "before" their country. They care more about about ratings and money than they do about the fall-out from the nonsense they puke up every day.

Again, what happened on the weekend cannot be blamed on anyone directly, that's a given, but it may have created the opportunity to question the profound hatred and over the top rhetoric that's become part of American politics.

And while we're on the subject, anyone that can actually take Sarah Palin seriously, while dumping all over Barrack Obama has virtually no credibility.

I'm not for one second claiming that American talk radio be shut down, far from it, if you don't like it, shut it off - but that doesn't change the fact that most of what Limbaugh and Hannity say is wrong, unfair or unnecessarily vicious. Limbaugh in particular is extremely selective, to the point where anyone without brain should be able to pick it out in a second.

Having said that, don't think I'm defending the left because I'm not. There's a Democrat in the White House right now so the right is in a frenzy. When that idiot Bush was in office, the left went way overboard. So what if Bush mispronounced words and got important facts wrong, it was used against him in an extremely unfair way.

I'm not picking sides. What I'm saying is that the atmosphere in the States has spun out of control. Health care and a black President and the results of having to mop up after eight years of Bush has changed political opponents into political enemies and maybe, just maybe, it could have contributed to what that kid did on the weekend and I'd say the same thing if the roles were reversed. But we'll never know.

Thank goodness we live in the greatest country on earth. A better standard of living than in the States, a stronger economy, a stronger dollar, healthier people and a moderate tone that's allowed it all to happen while we sit back and watch the horrendous mistakes that are made to the south of us.

And by the way, in case I haven't told you, I'm a Canadian Conservative who strongly supports Stephen Harper.

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Comments We Like - John Ivison

November 19, 2010 @ 12:47

Ontario employs wishful thinking to reduce deficit.


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Use Your Vote

November 13, 2010 @ 11:18

This is the perfect example of people being able to use their vote.

There's a federal by-election in the city of Vaughn on November 29th and the opposition is screaming bloody murder about the strategy of the Conservatives.

Former Mega-cop Julian Fantino is the Conservative candidate and right now he's the front runner despite being AWOL.

There's been little or no contact with the media; he's already skipped and all candidates meeting and he won't confirm whether he'll attend the next one.

According to Liberal candidate Tony Genco, Fantino owes it to the people of Vaughn to take a stand on the issues and explain himself.

Genco's correct. That is what should happen.

The feeling is that the Conservatives are keeping Fantino under wraps to avoid a miss-step or saying something stupid that could hurt the campaign or turn it around.

No question, that's wrong. Fantino should speak the people and he should have to answer for the current government and he shouldn't be kept under wraps.

But we can analyze this from now until for forever, and the Toronto Star can scream and squawk all it wants but in the end it all comes down to this, if you live in Vaughn and this pisses you off, don't vote for the guy.

Very simple.

I'll be honest, if I lived in Vaughn I'd think twice about voting for him.

I wouldn't vote the Liberals of course, because I don't think they're in any position under Michael Ignatieff to lead the country, and I'd rather die than vote NDP, so I might write something in or vote for an independent if there is one.

But this really is simple. If you don't like it, don't vote for Fantino.

I realize this province is full of Liberals who vote Liberal regardless of how much that party is screwing up the country or the province, but I'm hoping Conservative rationale takes over here and the people do the right thing.

Even if it means the Conservative doesn't win.

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