Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Heh heh

Friday, June 20, 2008

Screw everybody? Real classy there, Stevo.

Stephen Harper must be worried about the Tax-shift plan, and it's showing in his lack of eloquence.

It's either that, or the best strategy he can think of is to try to talk down to the lowest common denominator... maybe he figures this is the best way to reach his coveted Tim Horton's demographic.

That's right Stevo, a bit of fear mongering and alluding to the NEP should at least shore up some votes in the West.

While your travelling, are you going to be staging any ribbon cuttings at newly re-classified Lakes tailings ponds?

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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Dénouement?

Well, here's hoping that Warren is wrong about this also... I mean, in addition to L'affaire Bernier-Couillard.

With all the time in the world to prep this thing, I'm guessing that the Carbon Tax Shift is going to be the defining moment for this iteration of the Liberal Party, and Stephane Dion's leadership.

What could go wrong?

As long as it's not half baked, and by that I mean full of holes that give it the appearance of a tax grab or unnecessary price hikes, it should give Canadians the opportunity to show where they really stand on the environment.

Coupled with the recent failure of the CPC's poorly thought out strategy of having a oil-blot complaining to Canadians, tomorrow could be the beginning of the end for Stephen Harper's brief tenure as the first among equals.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Canadians will have to decide what is truly important to them...

The environment has increasingly been a clear priority for many Canadians for a while now; enough so that it may have even came close to being possible to use it as a main plank for an election.

The only thing that could change that is the worsening economic situation, and we surely haven't seen the end of the bad news for the economy. My guess is that this may only be the start of things.

So the Conservatives have unleashed a nicely timed attack at Stephane Dion and the Liberals Carbon tax shifting plan.

For those of you counting, this is the unprecedented third major negative advertising blitz by this Conservative government against the official opposition in 2 and a half years. It's like the election never ended.

So what the Liberals have got to do, and fast, is get the word out where exactly the Conservatives are wrong, and where they are failing miserably on the environment.

The key thing to get across to the voting public will be that the tax-shifting will not be a tax hike, and that the Liberals are still the party that can help the environment, and also the economy.

Just my 2 cents.

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Adios Alexa...

Don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.

I know plenty of people will give Alexa McDonough the credit and kudos due to someone who has led a federal party and given so much to to Canadians.

However, I caught her interview with Kathleen Petty on The House yesterday, and wasn't too impressed. I guess she wants to exit the political scene leaving as much of an impression as she made while she was in the midst of it.

The shorter version of the interview from the show (at least, my interpretation): The Liberals are bad, 1993-1997 was a disaster for Canada, and the Liberals are bad. Jack Layton is doing a great job. Oh, and she's optimistic that one day the NDP will form a federal government.

That's some fine political work there Lou.

Ah well.

A while ago I had attracted the juvenile taunting of one asshat dipper mouthpiece who, to his credit did point out that if you look at all the minutia of government that goes unnoticed by most people, the NDP actually do their job and attack the CPC slightly more often than they attack the official opposition.

Could have fooled me though; it's kinda hard to tell sometimes.

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Friday, June 06, 2008

19 years ago today...


This anniversary notification via Accordion Guy


Update: ok, ok, it was 19 years ago yesterday.

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Thursday, June 05, 2008

Oh yeah? Well...

...perhaps they're right. This government is passed it's shelf life.

One opportunity to bring it down would have had us in a nascent campaign as the Cadman affair would have been errupting.

Another would have been kicked off by l'affaire Bernier-Couillard.

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Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Wow.


Is there anyone in the current political scene, anywhere, who can deliver a speech nearly as well as Barack Obama? Right now I don't think so. Certainly not John "scurvy little spider" McCain.

And just think, if what we're hearing is correct, there might not be a chance for a Canadian Election before the US gets to vote in theirs.

I think Obama is going to be the next President of the United States, at least as long as nothing happens to sideline him before November.

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