Saturday, October 18, 2008

Seperatist says wha?

“But certainly if Mr. Sarkozy was referring to sovereignty as a divisive project, that's not the case,” Ms. Marois said.

Separation seems pretty divisive to me.


Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Garth Turner going down to defeat

Couldn't happen to a more deserving narcissistic fella. Shows that the voters can always suss out who is being genuine, and who isn't.

Last updated: 22:18 ET
% Votes

Lisa Raitt

Garth Turner

Total number of valid votes:


Polls reporting: 20/284
Voter turnout: 4,123 of 114,081 registered electors (3.6%)

Monday, October 13, 2008

All over but the crying..

..and the celebrating..

..and the plotting..

..and the second coming.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

And this man wants to be Prime Minister?

Is this a case of Christmas coming early for the Conservatives?


Saturday, October 4, 2008

Garth Turner: Wrong too many times to be believed (Now with G&M article)

Some pray that Canada suffers a debilitating recession, and others preach only doom and gloom.

Well, they have an agenda to pursue, don't they?

The Toronto Star, of all places, puts things in perspective:

Yet the wider economy is doing well. The well-publicized loss of manufacturing jobs, concentrated in Central Canada, amounts to 353,000 jobs since 2002. But in that same six-year period, Canada generated a net increase of 1.5 million new jobs, and not only in relatively low-paying tourism and food service sectors but professional, scientific and technical services as well as the health-care and social-assistance fields. Average hourly wages were $20.41 in 2007, up from $17.66 in 2002. And unemployment figures for Canada and the United States are going in opposite directions. The Canadian jobless rate for last month was 6.1 per cent, down from 7.5 per cent in 2002. The U.S. unemployment rate also is 6.1 per cent, but that's up from the 4 per cent to 5 per cent range earlier in the decade.

So, whenever you hear someone crying out that the sky is falling, just remember, they also may have told you to buy Nortel stock:

In a Canoe "Money" chat room back on Sept. 27, 2000, Turner assured participants that the stock market was undergoing a mini-correction, that the Dow would hit 30,000 by 2006, and that "Nortel [then trading at $96.60] is a wonderful company and, given the recent decline, I think it is a strong 'buy.'" That day, the TSE closed at 10,250.

Real the whole article, it provides special insight into Garth Turner's financial acumen.

Cowboy boots and leather blazers distract you from my shortness


Dion shoots, he misses, and misses again, and misses again, and again, and again..etc

Damn..I wanted to take the day off from the election, but this is just too damn funny.

Kind of sums up the Liberal campaign, doesn't it?

If ever there was a video to spread around at the start of hockey season, this is it.

h/t Taylor

Shout out to Bad Religion fans, help me finish my playlist!

I'm taking an election time out today (CPAC is becoming burned into my TV), and I'm updating my iPod with my Top-10 best songs by various bands. Not Top-9, or Top-11, always Top-10.

However, I'm having some difficulty with my Bad Religion collection..I'm at 9, and am at a loss as to what number 10 should be.

Any Bad Religion fans want to take some time out of their daily politicking and offer a suggestion? If I get two good song suggestions, I'm willing to drop a current selection..any songs on my list that don't deserve to be there?

Top 9 Bad Religion songs I have so far:
1. Broken
2. New Dark Ages
3. Infected
4. Honest Goodbye
5. Atomic Garden
6. Supersonic
7. Better off Dead
8. Social Suicide
9. Shades of Truth
10. ????????? -update - I want to conquer the world


Friday, October 3, 2008

The second-best sound byte of the night

The best sound byte was when Dion said he wanted to make Canada more "fun".

If anyone comes across it, please let me know.


Would you vote for this man? - or - He shoots, he loses!

Enter your praise, critiques, captions in the comments.


Thursday, October 2, 2008

Jack, you may have won, but you screwed up!

Jack Layton needed to kick serious butt tonight in the English language debate if he had any chance to replace Dion and the Liberals as official opposition.

He failed. He had the best one liners, and you could say he won the debate, because he did. But he did not win it in a way that will advantage the NDP.

He spent most of the night attacking Harper, when he should have been all over Dion.

Did Layton dislodge any Conservative voters who will now vote for the NDP? No.

Did his attacks on Harper persuade voters for any of the other hippy parties to vote for the NDP? No. Those leaders were repeating the same attacks.

Layton needed to distinguish himself, and by merely being the best of the left in attacking Harper, he did nothing to increase his vote count. At the end of the day, I don't know if the NDP will end up getting any more seats at all after such a wasted effort.

Opportunity lost. Oh well, you can bet the new NDP leader, Thomas Mulcair, won't make the same mistake.


Wednesday, October 1, 2008

This (unofficial?) Conservative a good one

h/t Janke


Tomorrow's french debate!

May needs to improve french language skills

Harper survives debate onslaught

Layton offers Quebec realistic alternative

Duceppe wraps himself in fleur-de-lis

Dion attends debate, disappoints

Update: Hey! I was right!