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I'm an evangelical Christian, member of the CPC, but presently & unjustly exiled to wander the political wilderness.
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Saturday, December 31, 2005

End of 2005

It's 11:47pm, Dec. 31, 2005, and yes, I'm at home blogging. Had invites out to New Year's stuff, but my wife and I decided to stay at home and go to bed. So, before I'm off to bed, a last blog entry for the year.

What a year... and not just on the politics scene. But in terms of politics, wow. It's the first year that I've REALLY got involved, though I've always been politically aware. From being on the edge in May, to the disappointment of Belinda's move... I was hoping the House would fall so that Bill C-38 would die on the order paper.

But in the long run, Belinda may have helped the Tory cause more than she could have ever realized. She inspired us even more to ensure the Liberals got defeated. And she caused the House to stand until November... who could have known the Liberals would implode as they have?

Belinda, we owe you our thanks!

In the meantime, here's something from Bourque... the next Liberal leader hopefuls are getting ready due to Paul's implosion. Here's his comments...
Some are elected, or were, some are not, may never be. All aspire to lead Canada's so-called natural governing entity, the Liberal Party of Canada. Indeed, Bourque has learned from a variety of sources over the past 48 hours that devisive Liberal alliances are forming throughout the country as Pretenders to the Throne await a dubious election outcome and the rapid fall of Paul Martin's stewardship of the party, should he fail to gain a majority government in this, his second and final kick at the can. To wit, the names of Bevilacqua, Cauchon, McKenna, Manley, Volpe, Brison, Dryden, even, let it be said, ex-Tory Stronach and the American-dipped Ignatieff, among other lesser mortals, all networking their contacts and cobbling standby underground leadership teams ready to activate in the coming weeks, or not, depending on how the stars align for each aspirant. All are sounding out various Liberal rainmakers, regional chieftains, leftover used-to-bes, and ambitious soon-to-bes. Many will be called, some will be chosen, others will be humoured. But the insurmountable evidence now clearly points to a devastatingly fractured Liberal Party, one held together more by a tenuous vernacular than by a robust idealism and altruism that would otherwise stimulate a lethargic political body hungering for vision and leadership.
Here's to our victory in 2006! Happy New Year and New Government!!!

(1 minute to 2006...)

Thursday, December 29, 2005

The Liberals want MORE of my money!

Hot off the presses, a Liberal Party e-mail I got this morning... "Please donate! Please WILLINGLY give us more of your money!"

Check this quote out... "The calendar year is coming to an end, but the election campaign is just getting started!" Ammm, actually, your campaign just ended thanks to Goodale and the IT Scandal.

And then there's this line... "In order to ensure liberal values prevail through this hard fought election campaign, we will need to make every dollar count." Yea, we've seen enough of Liberal Values... NO THANKS!!!

Here's the e-mail below...

IT Scam hits the front page

It's finally all over the headlines. The RCMP has announced that they will be investigating the "unusual trading activity" and seeking to determine if there was a leak.

Take your pick on news media who are reporting it..., CBC, CTV, the Toronto Star, the Ottawa Sun, The Globe & Mail, or The National Post.

Even though it's already December 28, all I can see in my mind is the face of Richard Dryfuss in one scene from the movie, The American President, when he gets a whiff of a scandal...

"It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas..."

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

"Chow row" hits MSM

It's the lead story on, buried at CTV and CBC in their Election coverage section.

Senior Liberal Resigns over "Chow Chow" comment

This is the SECOND Liberal forced to resign over comments so far this election. When will the public see that these guys are IDIOTS? And this guy was the executive vice-president of the federal Liberal party's Ontario wing!!!!

Sunday, December 25, 2005

Liberals stand up for our soverignty

Report from my CCC Newsdesk...

Dec. 25, 2005 - Ottawa - Prime Minister Paul Martin, in an effort to show that the government can indeed protect our soverign borders, ordered that an unidentified aircraft be shot down in Canada's far north. In a statement, the government said "Early Sunday morning, NORAD detected an unidentified craft entering our airspace. After repeated efforts to communicate with the unauthorized craft, I ordered our CF-18's to shoot the intruder down. We, the Liberal Party of Canada, can and will stand up for our borders."

In other news, millions of children awoke this morning to find that no presents had been left for them under the tree. Parents and officials have been left dumbfounded, trying to calm devastated children throughout North America...

(for those who haven't figured it out, I'm just kidding...)


"Jesus is the Reason for the Season"

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Campaign review to this point

A friend of mine on his web forum was asking about the "winds of change" that he seems to be sensing out there right now. For sure... the winds are indeed blowing, and picking up.

More and more reports are coming out saying just that. The Conservatives have run a GREAT first 1/2 of the campaign, letting people see them for who they are... real people who can offer a new way of politics... honest people with real ideas for this country.

Everyone figured that the Tories would "go negative" right out of the gate with Adscam and corruption. They didn't. The Liberals so far have basically said and done nothing... many think they had a negative program all ready to go, and we just pulled the rug out from under them by staying positive... leaving them with nothing to campaign with!

I ask you, what has been on the front page almost every day so far? Stephen Harper, with another positive plank in the Conservative's "open" agenda. The media has been really good so far, and they even seem to be on his side! They too appear to be getting sick of the Liberals, and Paul Martin in particular. In many reports, they show how Paul Martin has said one thing on one day, then the exact opposite thing later the same day! For example...

1) he said "Stephen Harper should be ashamed that he won't stick up for the Charter and SSM", then is accused for letting his own MP's supposedly not support the Charter by voting against SSM!

2) he said "I would never accuse Stephen Harper of wanting a PQ victory in Quebec", then later that night said "Look at Stephen Harper, teaming up with the Seperatists!"

And all the recent polls show them neck and neck... with many conceeding that they think Harper will form the next government!

All of Paul Martin's rallies are small and strictly run, with controlled admitance... all of Harper's are busting at the seams, and open to all!

Was talking to a co-worker... she said she voted Liberal last time... not a chance this time! I've heard others say similar things too. All the "experts" are saying that there is a huge and building desire for change among voters, and any little gaffe by either party may just be enough to tip the balance.

And perhaps the most amazing thing is happening... several former powerful Liberals are publically saying that Harper isn't so scary after all! How's this for a list of names? Warren Kinsella... Sheila Copps... CAROLYN PARRISH!?!?!? Even these senior and connected Liberals are saying it's time for "Junior" (as some call Paul Martin) and "the Board" (the nickname for his staff) to go.

Get this... Sheila Copps is CONSULTING for the Conservative Party in Tony Valeri's riding... the one where he beat her for the nomination in 2004. (Star Trek, Khan: "Have you heard the Klingon proverb that says 'Revenge is a dish that is best served cold'?") And she's telling her former supporters in the riding to vote for the NDP candidate! Liberals on the right to the Tories, Liberals on the left to the NDP... and Tony goes down in flames!

There are loads of bitter former Chreiten supporters who are actively working to engineer Paul Martin's defeat... and someone from INSIDE the Liberal War Room dropped off internal documents ON THE DOORSTEPS OF THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY HEADQUARTERS!!!

What better indicators of change do you need?

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Oh Scott, you make it too easy...

From that Liberal "blogger" Scott Feschuk...
"Members of the Liberal campaign team, accompanied by a few hardy members of the national media, descended last night on The Ceeps, an establishment of great renown among university students and other beverage enthusiasts in London, Ontario. Much having of fun and drinking of beer ensued, followed shortly thereafter by much regretting of decisions and throbbing of heads."
Oh, to have been there too... "Hey waitress? Here's $40... send as many bags of popcorn as you can to that table right over there. And keep the change."

Although, I'll give him credit for this little gem... (referring to their campaign bus) "The Prime Minister and his senior advisors are back in the PM's suite - or, as I've taken to calling it, Mordor."

Holiday pay for Liberal Party Workers

ON YOUR DIME, no less. CTV, the MSM, is actually reporting this. Taxpayer dollars are being used to pay Liberal Party workers during the Christmas break.



Quote from Warren to a Martinite during the Shelia Copps nomination affair....
"Before he could say anything, however, I asked him this: "So, are you going to kill her?"

Mike looked shocked. "What do you mean?"

"Are you going to kill her, Mike? Because, after this farce is finished tonight, you're going to be wishing you did. You're going to wish you killed me, too. Because, Mike, you aren't going to be able to shut us up. The media are going to call us up, and invite us to write columns, and ask us to go on TV. And we will do what you did: we will go after you, over and over and over. Relentlessly. And you won't be able to complain, Mike, because we will merely be doing what you did to Jean Chrétien."

He stammered.

I said: "The only way to shut us up now, Mike, is to kill us." "
I'd love to know who Sheila, Warren, and Jean end up voting for come election night...


h/t to Stephen Taylor.

I was right... looks like a knife has been pulled out of the sheath and plunged into Mr. Martin's back. Right before Christmas, when everyone will be off and no one will be around to spin it. The War Room at Liberal Party HQ seems to be breaking down. The Tories literally got a brown envelope left on their doorstep with photocopies of possible "storyboards" for upcoming Liberal ads.

Now that's the kind of brown envelope I like...

Then again, of course, it could all just be a set up.

That darn media... hang on, what did you say?

Wow. Like, wow. The Globe & Mail has a nice article on the possible "Turning Tide" Of course, it is page A21, but it's there in black and white. Lawrence Martin says "The Liberals are losing the media spin game to a new-look, sharper Stephen Harper. If the trend continues - one recalls the Harperites doing nicely in the first half of the last campaign as well - the Conservatives will win this election."

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

"Indecency"... SCoC ruling is GARBAGE

I reject today's Supreme Court ruling on "indecency". I've only heard bits and pieces of the ruling. (mostly because I'd rather NOT hear about the activities of the people involved in the case, thank you very much...) However, I heard that the court said that "Indecency should be determined not by community standards, but by whether or not harm is caused."

Garbage. Absolute garbage. And I say that because I accept the fact that there are Absolute standards in this world. Right and wrong. Good and evil.

And this ruling is pure evil.

The moral door has just been swung open wide, ladies and gentlemen. Polygamy will be soon coming, public nudity will be condoned, etc, etc, etc. Yet, you can't talk about God, or Jesus Christ in our day and age. Interesting...

Well, I'm sure He'll deal with all these issues when He gets back.

Duty Done... I VOTED TONIGHT!!!

That's right... my wife and I cast out ballots tonight at the local Elections Canada office by special ballot. We voted for [candidate and party name removed to comply with Elections Canada Act barring transmission of results].

Can't wait till that little gift box gets opened on the evening of January 23rd...

Are the knives to come out?

The Toronto Star is reporting that the undercurrents are swelling within the Liberal Party.

Some internal hemoraging would be a great gift for us over the holidays...

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Strategic Counsel - "PM COULD LOSE HIS OWN SEAT"

HELLO?!?!?!? What do we have here? Buried amidst the other election stories on CTV is a new poll from the Strategic Counsel shows the Tories trailing nationally by only 4%... TIED AT 37% support if you take Quebec out of the numbers! And deep down in the story is this little gem...
Traditionally, anglophone sections of Montreal have been Liberal strongholds and have accounted for most of the party's support in Quebec. According to The Strategic Counsel's data, however, the Bloc is almost twice as popular in Montreal as the Liberals.

"With the current numbers that they are polling in Quebec, the Liberals would be reduced to seven seats and this number would not include Mr. Martin's own seat," Woolstencroft said. "Right now, there's a risk that the PM might lose his own seat."
Make sure this one gets publicized people!

Peter MacKay in the Guelph EDA!

AND I MISSED HIM!!! I had a 1:00pm meeting at work, and I was there at the campaign office at 12:55, hoping he might be there on time... but was told he was running 20mins. behind. :-( No photos this time.

Looks like HQ is doing a good job of getting high profile names out to our area... they want to win this riding, and I think our chances keep getting better!

Someone should pass this one on to Garth

Hypocrites. Screaming murder when you're own workers in Halton are doing THE EXACT SAME THING.

UPDATE: Liberal insulter RESIGNS

Mr. Betito, the Liberal "volunteer" who insulted that RCMP officer I reported yesterday, has RESIGNED from Ms. Brown's team.

Here's the e-mail I got in reply from Jim LeFrancois, a part of Bonnie's team...
From: "Bonnie Brown"
To: "Christian Conservative"
Sent: Monday, December 19, 2005 1:56 PM
Subject: RE: Please confirm comment

Thank you for your note. I trust you also had the opportunity to view the message that prompted Mr. Betito's intemperant response. It was in itself quite insulting. Both emails were to private email addresses. Nevertheless Mr. Betito's response in the heat of reply was not acceptable and was certainly not endorsed or condoned by Ms. Brown. Mr. Betito was a volunteer to the Liberal Party and not an employee of Ms. Brown or the party. He has submitted his resignation today. I concur with your comment respecting being subjected to this kind of garbage and wish I could share with you the original note that prompted his response as well as the many notes I have viewed today in response. Many are in fact in a far different league of "garbage".

Jim LeFrancois for the Bonnie Brown Campaign
Not exactly an appology, but oh well. However, just to clarify, I HAD read the previous statement, and did not think the reply was justified. For everone else, here's the note that Jim felt prompted the outburst...
From: Stacey Cherwonak
Sent: Thursday, December 08, 2005 10:41 PM
To: Elie Betito
Subject: Your party's announcement today...

I want to thank your party for making it clear who I should be supporting in the upcoming election; in addition to the millions (if not billions) of dollars that your party has stolen from Canadians since 1993, Paul Martin's speech today makes it clear that your party's word isn't worth the breath it's spoken with. After work today, I signed up as a member of the Conservative Party of Canada, along with a $100 donation.

Stacey Cherwonak
Forensic Firearms Technologist-RCMP,
Sport Shooter, and
sick to death of you lying bastards
I'll conceed the last part of the message was, umm, not that tactful, however, Mr. Betito could have chosen not to reply to it...

Oh... my... goodness...

I've heard of spinning stories to your advantage before... but DELIBERATELY souring our relations with the US just to score a couple more votes? You have GOT to be kidding me... please tell me this is not what happened.

Frank McKinna used his position as Ambassador for his Party's political advantage?

The newly relased ads clearly suggest pre-meditation. And if so, these people ought not to be running the country. PERIOD.

UPDATE: Warren smells a fake too...

Monday, December 19, 2005

The Left and Right CAN work together

THIS is what I've been saying all along. I really do think the NDP and the Conservatives could work together, at least for a year, to implement some REALLY GOOD things. Then, go into a new election with the country having seen what GOOD parties can do when they drop the retoric and work together. Unless of course, Canadians don't want one, in which case they should keep right on governing...

Yikes... Liberal insults

Thanks to SDA once again for this one. This is an e-mail sent to a Stacey Cherwonak - a Forensic Firearms Tech with the RCMP, after she contacted the local Liberal and informed them that she joined the Conservative Party after the Liberal's gun announcement...
From: Elie Betito
To: Stacey Cherwonak
Sent: Friday, December 09, 2005 1:30 PM
Subject: RE: Your party's announcement today...



h/t to Conservative Hipster for this one. I had missed it, though I saw the photo myself, thanks to the "trimming" by the media.
Here's a simple caption for you... "Martin's campaign blows a tire" (hint: check the rear left wheel...)

Humm... first, Scott tells Alberta to "blow me", Paul Martin blows a lot of hot air on US relations, then Scott says Canadians will blow money on "beer and popcorn", then they blow a tire...

Looks like their whole campaign blows, if you ask me.

Anyway, David Akien at CTV did a nice one about it, and even CBCmentioned it.

Let's hope we can get some good milage out of it!!!

Exposed: Who Leaked Harper's 1997 Speech

h/t to AlsoCanadian for digging this one up. That's right... the "leak" is connected to the top of the Liberal Party of Canada. Who'da thunk it?

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Youth Review PM's performance

How's this for a quote?
"What makes this even worse is that it is so freakin' obvious - every time we have an election, here comes the old playbook: down in the polls, yell at the Americans."
Read the rest of their thoughts here.

Playing the PM Forever Game

In PM Forever, I had fun playing as Paul Martin. I stuck him in the Far North for a while, but then Jack took the lead in BC. So I sent the PM there, changed all his policy stands to the FAR LEFT, and made sure he made major speeches on low priority issues, thus spliting the left vote, thereby the Tories took BC too. Final seat standings come election night...

Conservatives - 197
NDP - 30
BQ - 71

and the Liberals? 5... with 4 of them in Montreal (but the PM lost his seat)

Funny enough, their only other win was in Sask. Go figure!

But make sure you download the demo from CBC, the one from the company website will only let you go through 2 weeks of the campaign! (the special CBC demo will let you go all the way to election day, Jan 23, 2006)

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Destruction of our signs

There was a conversation on another blog about Liberal yahoos destroying signs. So I dug up the relevant sections of the ELECTIONS ACT. ;-)

Prohibition - prevention or impairment of transmission
Sec. 325. (1) No person shall prevent or impair the transmission to the public of an election advertising message without the consent of a person with authority to authorize its transmission.

- - -

Offences requiring intent - summary conviction
495.(2) Every person is guilty of an offence who,

(a) being a landlord or a condominium corporation, wilfully contravenes section 322 (prohibition of election advertising posters on residential premises); or

(b) contravenes section 325 (removal of election advertising).

- - - - - -

Punishment - offences requiring intent (summary conviction)
500.(2) Every person who is guilty of an offence under any of subsections 485(1), 487(1), 488(1), 489(2) and 491(2), section 493 and subsection 495(2) is liable on summary conviction to a fine of not more than $1,000 or to imprisonment for a term of not more than three months, or to both.
I told them to drop that little note off to the local Liberal office... LOL

"Legal Disneyland"

I am 100% AGAINST the Liberals and NDP stances on SSM, however, I just HAD to post this because it's was a great press release from the NDP...

Since Mr. Harper won't use the Not-withstanding clause, Liberal Irwin Cotler says that Mr. Harper is "living in a legal Disneyland". To that I say "Whatever", and I just brushed it off. But the NDP took the statement and turned it back on to the Liberals head... I found it at CTV and on the NDP website.

It basically says "If Harper is living in Disneyland, then so are 40+ of your own MP's"!

Thursday, December 15, 2005


Wow! CBC 99.1FM in Toronto is having a REALLY GOOD interview with what's her name who co-wrote "Rescuing Canada's Right"!

Is the tide changing?

Paul Wells doesn't believe a word Martin says

Yikes. Read all about it in his Maclean's article here.

The jist of the article... Paul Martin will say ANYTHING that sounds good to get re-elected, EVEN IF IT'S NOT TRUE.

Paul Wells says that Martin introduced NOTHING new with his handgun ban, and in reading this article, he's right... I had no idea! The new handgun "BAN" WILL NOT REDUCE THE GUNS OUT THERE BY EVEN ONE HANDGUN! Did you know that? Did the media report that fact?

Paul Wells said that Paul Martin was being completely misleading and verging on hypocritical in his "global consience" statement.

The title of the article? "Gaseous Emissions", referring to Paul Martin's statements... all hot air, no substance.

But here's the worst part. He basically says that we Canadians are dumb enough to vote for the guy anyway, just because we don't like the alternative.

And I'm worried he might be right.

Intercepted Enemy Communications

I love being anonymous... then the Liberal Party can't take me off their e-mail list! Because if they did, I wouldn't get to see their hilarious and desperate messages like this one!

Dear Liberal Friend,
LOL... now THAT'S a funny one!

Week three of the election campaign and momentum is building!
Momentum is easy to build when you're going downhill.

There are 30 million reasons to vote Liberal.
Ammm, yea, that one's been trashed that one enough already, won't touch it...

The opposition parties threw us into this early election. It normally takes four years to build an election readiness fund. We need your support now to make sure we form the next government.
Funny, it seems the Conservative Party had no trouble doing this over the last three quarters...

Please make a gift today to fund a winning campaign. Your gift is eligible for a generous tax credit. Example: a gift of $100 could entitle you to a 75% tax credit. We need to raise $1 million through this email effort before December 31st.
Why do you need $1,000,000 by Dec. 31? Could it be because a cheque for $1.14 million just recently cleared? Or perhaps it bounced? (wouldn't that be a hoot! LOL!) Or maybe so that you can send another message Jan 1, 2006, asking people to donate again as it's a new tax year?

I love opening the enemy's mail.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005


Oh yea... Hollywood actors don't interest me, but when Monte Solberg comes to town, I'm so there. Two Blogging Tories meet...

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Anonymous Comment

Someone left a little note for me in the comments...
Christianity is a disaster. Made in the name of someone who was dead ages ago stands there only to make people feel guilty from the day they are born.

Respect for Mother Earth is the only way out from the disaster that your kind has caused.
Wow. A very quick reply...

1) TRUE Christianity is quite wonderful, actually
2) Jesus is ALIVE, not "dead ages ago"... The Apostle Paul said "If Christ be not raised, your faith is in vain."
3) Guilt... that wonderful gift that God uses to point out that we ARE infact, sinners, and have rejected His authority over our lives. Guilt is needed to prove to us who we really are, and to prove to us our need for salvation through the free sacrificial gift of Jesus Christ on the cross of Calvary. We feel guilty from the day we are born because we are born sinners.
4) Mother Earth does not exist... however, I will not argue against the fact that we have been poor stewards of what God has entrusted us with. I am 100% in favour of protecting the enviornment, but 100% AGAINST Kyoto because Kyoto is a wealth redistribution scheme, NOT an enviornmental protection plan.
5) Many have caused problems in the past by using Christianity to further their own ends, NOT to tell others of God's love to us in Christ. Please don't lump all of us into that boat.

Remember... "Every knee will bow, and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord"

SWEET! Wanna have your own Election?

Just found this link on the CBC website. Have you ever wanted to run your own election campaign? Well, now you can withPrime Minister Forever, a election simulation game from 80soft. Via the CBC, they are offering a limited version of the program, due to expire once the election is over. But, for $20, (plus a further discount thanks to CBC) you can get the full version which will allow you to simulate elections back to 1993, change the leaders of the parties, etc!

HOW COOL IS THAT?!?!?! Just in time for Christmas for your politically obsessed spouse, co-worker, family member or friend! (or get it as a gag gift to cheese off someone who "doesn't want an election over Christmas"!)

I feel really sad for him...

Perhaps you all heard about that NDP supporter, Darwin Bedford, who bought several police domains and is redirecting people to anti-Harper sites. Well, here's his photo. I'm posting this here because of his sign. I feel really sorry for him, I really do. Here's what the LORD has to say about his sign...
Why do the nations rage? Why do the people waste their time with futile plans? The kings of the earth prepare for battle; the rulers plot together against the LORD and against His anointed one.
"Let us break Their chains," they cry, "and free ourselves from this slavery."
But the One who rules in heaven laughs. The Lord scoffs at them. Then in anger He rebukes them, terrifying them with His fierce fury.
For the LORD declares, "I have placed My chosen King on the throne in Jerusalem, My holy city."

Psalm 2:1-6

Monday, December 12, 2005

Martin Conceeds Defeat in Election!

RootleWeb pointed this one out... it appears that in the wording of Paul Martin's "appology" for the Beer and Popcorn gaffe, he conceded defeat in this election. Read his wording CAREFULLY...
"There's no doubt in my mind that parents are going to use it for the benefit of their families. They're going to use that money in a way that I'm sure is responsible. Let there be no doubt about that."
Now wait a sec... if you have "no doubt" that they are going to use the money responsibly, aren't you implying that parents are going to be getting this $1200 a month?

But won't that happen only if the Conservatives form the next government? ;-)

Too good to pass up

I don't want the Green Party to be included in the debates... it would muddy things too much. But, in the recent Bloc tradition, I signed the petition anyway... here's my screenshot... ;-)

Here we go... the "Fear Factor"

Paul Martin is calling on Mr. Harper to clarify his stand on SSM.

Typical Liberal tactics... in a jam over the "Beer & Popcorn" gaffe, so they move into full deflection mode.

Canada, are you sick of it yet?

We SHOULD be able to trust our government

I heard a show on CFRB (Toronto) on Saturday morning. I keep hearing the host and all the other cynics saying, "Well, if the other guys get in, they'll just do the same thing as the Liberals... they will be just as corrupt, etc."

Well, I believe that we should be able to EXPECT a party to keep its word once in power. I'm only 27, so perhaps I've not had enough life experience to become a cynic yet. But there is one thing that we all have to remember when talking to people who are cynical... Mr. Harper has promised that his FIRST ACT if he becomes Prime Miniser will be to introduce the "Accountability Act" in the House of Commons. The NDP will likely support it as they have their own Ethics package, (perhaps a melding of the two), the BQ may be onside, and if the Liberals, as the offical Opposition, oppose it, you know they will get HAMMERED by the media for opposing a bill designed to clean up the mess that they made.

And once that is law, perhaps we will once again be able to begin to put our trust in our government. It, for me, this is one of the MOST IMPORTANT THINGS in this election... do we want more of the same old style politics, or do we REALLY want to clean things up and try to make our politicians accountable by coming to an all-party consensus and making parliament work?

It's your choice Canada. When you're talking to the cynics, remind them of Mr. Harper's pledge. We're going to be in a minority parliament, so if he breaks his word, you KNOW the Liberals and the others will pounce and force an election, which they would then likely win.


Enjoy the Show Warren

Warren, isn't it somewhat satisfying and enjoyable watching your successor floundering?

Or watching his boss trying to backpeddle from a mistake made by the rookie?

Liberals vs. Star Trek?

Last night around 5:30pm, the CBC was doing a special from a riding in BC, not sure which one it was. (it was the one where a former PC'er doctor is running for the Grits) It was a REALLY Liberal dominated crowd. (remember guys, if you're candidate is having a meeting somewhere, SHOW UP! MAKE SURE WE SWING THE NUMBERS OUR WAY!!!)

Anyway, they were taking comments from listeners via e-mail, and they read one from a listener in Calgary. Even though the crowd was full of Liberals, the first line had them ALL laughing...

"I wouldn't vote for the Liberals if they were running against the Klingons..."

Whoever you are in Calgary... THANK YOU FOR THAT ONE!!!

Saturday, December 10, 2005

ITS - Income Trust Scandal - Martin's M.D.?

Whoa, stop the presses! What on earth is THIS all about? Did Paul Martin's M.D. profit from the Income Trust Scandal?

Friday, December 09, 2005

MY Handgun Plan... that will work!

I've got the ultimate plan... one that both Left and Right will be able to support!

Banning all handguns will not remove one single gun from the hands of criminals who have them. A mandatory sentence for illegally carring a weapon is the ONLY solution to getting punks with guns off the streets... make the penalty so stiff that it's not worth the risk to carry one. And the Liberals have said they will spend $150 million to compensate gun owners. Say what? NOT EVEN CLOSE TO WHAT IT WILL COST!!! What about all the gun shops you're going to put out of business? And the lost jobs? And all the gun club owners... how much is it going to cost to compensate them?

Here's an idea... why not spend that $150 million on ENFORCEMENT? That's right... set up a couple of task forces to get the guns off our streets.

Here's my supreme idea... how about a $10,000 reward for people to turn in someone who carries a gun? THAT'S 15,000 GUNS OFF THE STREET! Hey, why not make it a whopping $20,000... that's 7500 guns!!! Do you REALLY think there are that many on the street? No? Then there you go... give the money directly to people in those communities who know who have the guns, and solve a whole bunch of problems all at once. The police say they can't get people to talk... well, $20,000 would make me sing! Thus, you get the guns off the street, you get the punks who wield them behind bars, and money goes into the hands of people in those communities who need it. Don't the lefties always say that's the real root of crime? Poverty? This plan will help to solve that too!

My musings in Garth's comments

This is a repost of some thoughts I had while commenting on Garth's blog...

Attack, attack, attack, that's all everyone seems to want to do... let's talk POLICY.

Liberal Childcare plan is bad because it ONLY supports institutional day care, and does not allow for parents to make their own choices. (Ironic that most liberals are pro-choice about having kids, but then anti-choice once you have them...) I am against the idea of the "state" raising my kids.

HANDGUNS - more coming...

Anyone care to comment negatively on Harper's seniors announcment? What could possbily be bad about allowing seniors keeping more money? I heard one person try to decry it by saying that many seniors are below the income level that this announcement will help, so it's worthless... oh yea, Harper also pledged to raise the Income Suplement for these low income seniors... anyone else care to try?

And one question for any Liberals here... how can you possibly support a party that has been PROVEN to have commited theft? You can try and come up with any sort of justification you want, but theft is theft... most people, when caught, are forced to repay the money, and they STILL end up going to jail. You want to talk about JUSTICE in this country? END THE HYPOCRICY AND START FROM THE TOP. You can't say that you can plug your nose and still vote Liberal... there can be no possible justification for it, none at all. It's not possible. That only happens in dictatorships where the people are oppressed and have no choice.

But Canada is an interesting place... the only CIVILIZED nation that will WILLINGLY SUBJECT ITSELF to a corrupt regime.

Come on Canada... THINK!!!

CLARIFICATION: Hitler and Gun Control

In response to a comment to my previous post, I would never attempt to smear Paul Martin by comparing him to Hitler... NEVER. Hitler was an evil man, responsible for hienous crimes. No matter how much I don't like Paul Martin as PM, I can say without reservation that I don't think he's capable of doing anything remotely close to what Hitler did.

I was merely repeating another person's observation regarding oppressive gun control laws... left in a comment on Garth Turner's blog. End of story.

How's this for a quote?

I found this left in a comment on Garth Turner's blog.
"This year will go down in history. For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration! Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future!"
Guess who said it? Paul Martin? Jack Layton?

Nope... it was Adolf Hitler, 1935.

NOTE: This is a quote posted online somewhere else, not my own. This is not a commentary on Paul Martin, but on oppressive gun control laws. I don't own a gun, and don't think I'd feel comfortable with one in my house, but I don't think this policy will get one gun out of criminal hands... not one. It will only look good to the press and punish law abiding citizens. THAT is the point I'm seeking to make, nothing else.

Harper here in Guelph!

I found out at the last minute, so I had no way of being there. But the whole Income Trust scandal went to a whole new level here in Guelph today! Now the major news is carrying it, it's not just a CTV Whistleblower segment anymore.

Here in Guelph of all places! Woo hoo!

Income Trust Scandal Growing?

Looks like the head of CARP got a phone call yesterday, from the Ministry of Finance.
Gleberzon (CARP) said Embury (Ministry of Finance) told him: "We don't want to coach you, we don't want to tell you what to say, we just want to know what to prepare for."
Didn't Warren just say it's the cover-up that kills you?

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Nice Quote

From Warren...
It's never the break-in, it's always the cover up. (Follow the money to the end.)
Did I hear gloves hitting the ground? (I hope?)

Oh Boy... Bad Move...

Oh man... CARP is trying to lay the blame for the Income Trust "rumour" (as they call it) on Warren Kinsella.

Oh me, oh my. Excuse me while I run for cover... this is gonna be good everyone.

They really have no idea who they're dealing with, do they? DId they just wake a sleeping giant? I can't wait for Warren's next post... because you just know he's all over this one already.

Harper Calls for Goodale to Resign

It's offical... Mr. Harper is calling for Goodale to resign. Here's the press release from the Conservative Party website.

Good timing... take the thunder away from the Communist Party's announcment to confiscate all legitimately owned guns. Let the show begin!

Election Signs in Guelph

I've driven all over the city in the past week, and I've been monitoring the appearence of election signs. Interestingly enough, the Green Party was first out of the gate, and I think they have between 100-200 signs around the city... mostly lawn signs along the main arteries or in major intersections. Our guys were second out of the gate but slow off the mark, as the NDP then passed us with large signs in most major intersections within 3-4 days of the writ. We've since killed them, with likely 300 some odd signs throughout the city, large and small.

The Liberal Party, with a sitting MP? Eight. 8. Huit. That's it. I've been watching for a week and a half now. I can tell you where every single one is. And they're all lawn signs that look like they've been pulled out of the home owners garage from the last time around. NONE on the major routes, no large artery signs, zip, zilch, nada.

Maybe, like in Quebec, they're having trouble finding people willing to give them the time of day to go out and pound them into the ground?

Just a thought. A happy one mind you, but still just a thought.

CTV Reporting more on Income Trust Scandal

Here's the link to CTV's latest report.
But a representative of Canada's most influential seniors' lobby group says he got a phone call on the morning of Nov. 23, several hours before the markets closed, and before Goodale made his announcement.

Protocol is that a finance minister never gives word of a policy change while the markets are still open.

"The day they made the announcement they phoned us and said something is going to be said," the associate executive director of Canada's Association for the Fifty Plus, William Gleberzon, told CTV News.

Gleberzon said the call came from a senior policy advisor in the finance minister's office.

When asked what exactly he was told, Gleberzon indicated the specifics were vague, but the underlying message was clear.

"They said something was going to be announced later in the day. And we assumed that if they told us that ... it would probably be something we'd be happy with."

Can you deny it any longer Mr. Goodale? CALL IN THE COPS!

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

The Smoking Gun?

Lookie what Warren found online at Bloomberg...

Canada's Goodale Leaning Against Taxing Trusts, Person Says
Nov. 23 (Bloomberg) -- Canadian Finance Minister Ralph Goodale will say later today that he is leaning against imposing a tax on income trusts as part of his review of the tax treatment for the high-yield securities, a person familiar with the plan said.

Now check out the timestamp on the article...

Last Updated: November 23, 2005 16:14 EST

A smoking gun?

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Statement on Montreal Massacre

Warren Kinsella asked if any of the leaders had mentioned it, as today was 16 years since the horrible event, and none of the media had reported on any leaders statements. Stephen Harper did indeed make a statement today. No sign of any statement by the PM. (and yes, I did search the Liberal site)

UPDATE: It appears all the leaders issued statements... the PM's was on the PM website, not the Liberal Party website.

Parrish Likes Harper GST Plan

Greg at Political Staples says here that Carolyn Parrish made a statement supporting Harper's plan to reduce the GST by 2%. Well, I can't find that statement posted anywhere online, not even on her website. HOWEVER, in digging on her site, take a look what I found.

She suggested that Paul Martin should reduce the GST by 2% way back in November 1995!!! To quote:
A two percent reduction in the GST - one percent in 1996, and a further one percent in 1997 - would show immediate action on the part of the federal government to the limit of its capabilities, without a drastic reduction in revenues. It would be positive news to the Canadian taxpayer and a sign that government cutbacks are getting Canada back on a responsible economic course. It would also be a demonstration of honesty and integrity in government that Canadians are sincerely looking for.
WOW! My opinion of her just went up a few notches!

Wow... free advertising!

WOW... Check out THIS interview with a mom about the Child Care policy announcment by Mr. Harper.

h/t to Warren, once again. For those of you who don't know who Warren Kinsella is, he's a former staffer for the previous PM, an avowed Paul Martin hater and "Liberal In Exile" (TM) during the reign of Paul Martin. He's the author of several books including "Kicking Butt in Canadian Politics" (title slightly modified), a book which I now own and is VERY enlightening in regards to the Liberal Party Election Machine.

And he's one of my favorite bloggers... I check him at least 3 times a day!

Nothing to see here... move along...

The Liberals just announced their Child Care platform. No changes, just an extension... instead of spending $5 billion over 5 years, they will spend $11 billion over 10 years.

The headlines are saying "Liberals to double child care funding". Ammm, duh, I'm not to good at math, but wouldn't "doubling" mean $10 billion over 5 years?

Once again, they're misleading you. LIBERALS, WE CAN SEE THROUGH YOUR HOLLOW PROMISES... YOU HAVE NOT PROMISED ANYTHING NEW HERE TODAY, but we all know the media will make it look like that. If the media is honest, they will CLEARLY point out that no new money has been promised today. If not, they are being dishonest.

I think everyone will see through this one. Like Garth is saying, people like Harper's $1200 per year idea. For those who have institutionalized child care spaces, it's $1200 to help them out with their portion of the tab. For those who choose non-institutional home daycares, it's $1200 to help out with their tab. For those who choose to raise their own kids at home, it's $1200 to help out with their own expenses.

Day one, Week 2, Harper is up once again. Can't wait to see what Warren has to say about it!

UPDATE: The CBC has a good headline, "Liberals to extend child-care plan". CTV is a little more misleading, "Liberals offer an extra $6 billion for day care"... people will be less likely to notice that it's over twice as many years. But I guess it makes sense since a CTV boss is a major campaign guy for the Liberal's.

Monday, December 05, 2005

Where's the PM?

h/t to Warren Kinsella on this one. Check this out... I just lifted this pic off the Liberal Party website...
Doesn't it remind you of the "Where's Paul Martin?" pic the Conservatives had up for a while? LOL!

NRA vs. Michael Moore

Oh really? Anne McClelland doesn't like it when outside influences, like the NRA "interfere" with a federal election, but at the same time, she says nothing when losers like Michael Moore do the same thing.


Liberals to Legalize Prostitution

Hummm... seems that the media missed this one. It's from the Liberal Party's Womens Commission, and according to their website, this was adopted as offical party policy:
85 -Sex Worker Rights

WHEREAS officially the sex trade is not criminal;

WHEREAS section 213 of the Criminal Code of Canada still forbids communicating for the purposes of sex trade-related acts;

WHEREAS fear of ticketing and judicial consequences incurred from section 213 drive sex trade workers into dangerous and harmful locations;

WHEREAS criminalizing acts related to the sex trade also perpetuates a negative social stigma surrounding sex trade workers;

WHEREAS the sex trade is a profession central to the subsistenceof many Canadian citizens who deserve the same workplace safety and social respect as any other member of our society;

AND WHEREAS we must never again have the tragedy of 50 women missing from Vancouver’s downtown eastside without notice;

BE IT RESOLVED that the Liberal Party of Canada support review of Section 213 of the Criminal Code of Canada.

BE IT RESOLVED that if Section 213 of the Criminal Code is foundto be harmful to the sex trade workers, the Liberal Party of Canada reconsider the need to urge the Federal Government to remove Section 213 of the Criminal Code.

(Young Liberals of Canada)

Jail Time for PM Heckler

Talk about hypocricy! How about jailing Judy Scro for her stunt on Stephen Harper last election?

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Liberals claiming Conservatives soft on crime?

What a hoot! The Liberals are trying to take on the Conservatives in Crime and Justice issues! What a joke!

Maybe it's time to remind them that the Liberals rejected Conservative motions to raise the age of consent to protect children? Or to remind them of the ineffective gun registry, which only hurts law abiding farmers, not criminals? Or how about the host of other law and order issues we've raised in the last 12 years that have fallen on deaf ears?


Etobicoke-Lakeshore Re-Nomination?

Some Liberals are asking the Party to reconduct the nomination meeting for Etobicoke-Lakeshore, where Michael Ignatieff was acclaimed.

Excuse me?

"Christmas is fast approaching, and with it, the dilemma of what to give the less likable people in our lives: office mates, ex-spouses, born-again Christians."

Excuse me? Would someone at the Globe & Mail care to explain that remark? I happen to be one of those "un-likeable" Born-Again Christians, and most people tend to like me!

Saturday, December 03, 2005

A Good Day

I took a couple of pages out of Garth Turner's book today... I got new boots, and I was out canvassing. Like Garth is finding, I ran into no sworn Liberals (but two suspected ones), and a half dozen Conservative supporters, including two twin brothers who live two doors down from each other, who both made up their minds on the spot and said "I'm leaning Conservative... scratch that, put me down as voting for you guys." It was a weird deja vu kinda thing... they were even wearing similar outfits... Also had two requests for lawn signs, and one possible new volunteer.

At work the other day, I got to talking to this one lady. She said she voted Liberal last time around... but not this time. She's voting Conservative. My wife ran into another FORMER Liberal the other day... they've turned Tory too. Guelph is gonna be close come election night...

Speaking of which, I'm wondering what plans people are making for E-Day results. I'm sure most of us will be hunkered down in various campaign offices, and I'd like to start making some contacts with others so we can share results as they come in... keeping in compliance with the Elections Act, of course. Once the various polls close, we can start sharing results with other closed polls via MSN, and then when BC closes, how about posting them to a forum so we can all monitor? If anyone has something in the works, please let me know. If you have MSN, and want to LEGALLY share info on E-Day when polls close, drop me a line.

Scott Reid: "Alberta can blow me!"

Yikes. Just making sure the Liberal policy on "Western Alienation" is kept in the public light.

Friday, December 02, 2005

And this just in...

Angus-Reid just released a poll indicating that 66% of Canadians think that the Conservatives are on the right track when it comes to the main issue in this election... the need for "Change".

The question was put to each participant as to whether or not they agreed with each party's main point. (therefore, each question has a ranking of 100%) Here's the breakdown:

The Ballot Question - Percentage of voters who agree with these notions

Conservative - The election is about the need for change - 66%

New Democratic Party - The election is about finding a strong voice for Canadians in Parliament, which the Conservatives or the Liberals can't provide - 60%

Liberal - The election is about ensuring the right kind of economic management to keep the economy strong - 44%

CTV Fixed Our Link

CTV has fixed the link to the "Blogging Tories" in their story about bloggers.

CTV Fixed Our Link

CTV has fixed the link to the "Blogging Tories" in their story about bloggers.

Liberals Dupe Seniors to fill audience

LOL... look what I found on CTV... apparently, the Liberals are had to "trick" seniors in order to fill seats at a rally in Laval! Give this a read...
Paul's Potemkin Partisans

OTTAWA - Paul Martin held a rally in Laval last night, and oddly, many of the seniors in attendance seemed rather angry to be there.

We can't blame them for being angry - it was, after all, a Liberal event. But further investigation by journalist Linda Dib uncovered an additional reason for their malaise. It would seem many of the seniors were invited to the rally, but not informed it was a partisan gathering - a fact later confirmed by the Liberal candidate.

Phony partisans for a rally? Is the Liberal Party so desperate that it now needs to employ deception to get people to come to Paul Martin's campaign stops? The Liberals have clearly sunk to a new level of desperation.
Based on my previous post, it appears that they did the same thing in Cornwall... they had a captive audience of high school students (for which I'm sure less than 25% of them can vote, and maybe only 15% will vote), and then there were a bunch of protesters from the Domtar plant that just lost their jobs... the Liberals invited them in too!

They're desperate! I can't wait to see how things shape up for rallies here in Guelph!

Quebec Ridings to Watch has posted a list of 12 close Quebec ridings to watch in this Federal election.

Ex-PM Campbell weighs in

Kim Campbell has said that Stephen Harper won't win the election.

With her track record for electoral predictions, all I have to say is this... WOO HOO!!! Victory is in the BAG!!!

Liberals on the Defensive

Cornwall was not a happy place for the PM on Thursday.

He looked strong on day one, right out of the gate, for the first hour or so. But he's been pushed onto the defensive each and every day... even when the Tories have said things that would normally get them punished, they've been able to keep the media on their message, and forcing the Liberals to react.

Is the media giving the Tories a break, or are they finally getting sick of the Liberals too? Whatever the motives, I'm enjoying this right now!

Thursday, December 01, 2005

A photo gift from a Liberal

The ushering of Prince Michael out the back door after his "crowning". (the very same backdoor they used to bring him into the riding as the candidate...)

CTV and the Blogging Tories - UPDATE

It now appears that the "snub" of the Blogging Tories may have merely been a technical goof on their end... the source code has our URL on there, but it is programmed incorrectly.

Calling off the hounds...

You know you're a junkie when... find the news cycle moves to slow for your liking.

CTV's Blog Bias

What gives?!?!?! CTV did an article on blogs... they provided a link to the "Liblogs", and then mentioned us, the Blogging Tories by name, BUT DIDN'T PROVIDE THE LINK TO THE BLOGGING TORIES!!!

WHAT IS UP WITH THAT?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! Make sure you write them to complain... that's just plain WRONG!

UPDATE: I sent an e-mail to Mike Duffy. Let's see if anything happens.