June 23, 2011
There is some serious weirdness going on lately. I don’t like it. It’s creepy.
Our so-called “national broadcaster,” The Ministry of What You Should Think (aka the ceeb) has long been known as one of the great money pits of the Canadian taxpayer. It has also been consistently hostile to anything and everything that bears even the slightest resemblance to a conservative — big or small “c” — thought.
The ceeb long ago stopped being the “voice of the Canadian people.” If memory serves me correctly (and this was quite some time ago, remember), it was sometime around about the early 70s when the CBC stopped reporting on what Canadians were thinking and started telling Canadians what to think. The federal Tories have, during their time in both opposition and minority government, frequently criticized this blatant waste and bias. Rightly so, too.
So just why the hell are the Conservatives being so damn nice to it all of a sudden?? I think I might have an idea. That the ceeb was is the Liberal party’s propaganda arm has been one of the worst kept secrets in the country for years now. Are the Tories, now that they’re swinging the big stick of majority government, looking to put it to the same purpose? It’s the only explanation I can think of for some of what’s been going on lately. (more…)
April 13, 2011
Well, the debate is in the rearview mirror. The good news is that Iggy has now attended 50% of the leaders’ debates, surpassing his attendance record in the House, where he missed 70% of all the votes.
“You had an option, sir; you could have showed up for work.”
The irksome thing about the whole affair was the sheer mass of stuff that Iffy, Jack & Gilles seemed to think we’re just too dumb to know. I say this because they kept harping (no pun, of course) on about them as if they actually had something to go on about. So, for their edification, here’s a short list of things that us dumb ol’ Canuckleheads actually have in our tuque-wrapped melons: (more…)
April 11, 2011
“We will not release or comment on our audit report on the G8 Legacy Infrastructure Fund. Under the Auditor General Act, we can only present reports when Parliament is sitting. The Office of the Auditor General of Canada remains the custodian of its reports until they are presented to the Speaker of the House of Commons for tabling.”
-Auditor General Sheila Fraser
Funny, ain’t it, how just when the Terrifying Tory Majority™ was starting to look more and more likely (uh, waitaminit, wasn’t the Tory campaign supposed to be stalled??), out of nowhere pops up one of those handy-dandy “leaked documents” that news outlets love so much.
Next thing you know, it’s all AHA! AHA! GOTCHA!GOTCHA!GOTCHA!
Gimme a friggin’ break.
CP supposedly has a draft of a confidential report Sheila Fraser was to have tabled in Parliament on April 5. Now they’re claiming that:
The Harper government misinformed Parliament to win approval for a $50-million G8 fund that lavished money on dubious projects in a Conservative riding, the auditor general has concluded.
And she suggests the process by which the funding was approved may have been illegal.
Well, now. Ain’t that just some damning stuff, huh? The only fly in the ointment seems to be that the AG doesn’t want to go along with the little dog and pony show. Unfortunately, the law does not allow her to come right out and address this head-on, but there are a few things that she can say: (more…)
I have to say, this is kind of refreshing. Small c conservatives like myself have been going on for years about how the Ottawa press gallery is blatantly biased against conservative ideas in general and Stephen Harper in particular.
“But-but-but,” sputters the Left, “the media gives every government a hard time.”
Please. Give me a damn break.
Ever since he became leader of the Canadian Alliance, and then the new Conservative Party, the media (and Mothercorpse in particular) have accused Harper of everything anyone could dream up. They were more critical of him than they were of PM the PM during Adscam, fer chrissakes! They obediently paraded out the boogeymen of “using the notwithstanding clause to ban gay marriage,” “criminalizing abortion,” “taking away a woman’s right to choose,” and played the hidden agenda card until it was ragged. If you didn’t know better, you’d have thought that they were the ones running the Lieberal campaign. But, of course, whenever a conservative brings this up, it’s all deny, deny, deny.
Too bad John Ibbitson spilled the beans on the air… (more…)
April 9, 2011
… I know that I’ve never had a very high opinion of the MSM, and I’ve never pretended to, but at precisely what point in this particular election campaign did they fall down the rabbit hole completely?
PMSH has been doing his best to keep all the hullabaloo confined to the issues (which is like herding cats at the best of times) this time around, but what are we getting from the MSM?
Utter asshattery and a surprisingly good impression of Harald the Missionary from Erik the Viking.
The big thing on Canadians’ minds these days is the economy — as in “it’s the economy, stupid” — but Alex Marland is hung up on “Why Stephen kisses Laureen.” No, goddammit, I am NOT making that up! Why does the PM kiss his wife????? [answer at the bottom of this post, if you really, really need it]
Hey, Alex, lemme ask you something… Have you ever kissed a girl? Maybe if you had, you wouldn’t need to ask such dumbass questions. (more…)
March 24, 2011
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No, this isn’t going to be a rant about the registry; not today. Everybody and their dog has been wondering just what the hell might be going on between Uberdipper Jack! Layton’s ears these days and I have to admit that I’m no exception.
How could this guy possibly want to trot off into an election right now? Is he nuts? Forget for a minute that his health isn’t the best; he still started off the week at least seeming to have most of his marbles. The MSM hasn’t been saying much about it (no real surprise there) but when the budget came down, Layton said he wasn’t making up his mind until after caucus. Seems logical to me so far. So then the budget comes down, and even Canadian Labour Congress Complainer In Chief Ken Georgetti, of all damn people, says it’s good. Didn’t see THAT one coming, did you? (Don’t feel bad; neither did I.) (more…)