Sunday 28 September 2008

Will it be Darth Vader, or ... ?

Fundamentalist christians think the earth is 6,000 years old.
Is someone who is ignorant enough to think that, qualified to govern a country? I don't think so.
Stephen Harper is a fundamentalist christian!

Something I've noticed during the past two years: Some people, especially some politicians - particularly those of the political right - love to use phrases like "Frankly", or "Frankly speaking", or "To be quite frank" before making a point. And, what I've also noticed is that when that happens, it's usually a lead-in to a lie or a distortion of the truth (which may sound better, but is really the same thing).

If you don't believe me, listen for it whenever Stephen Harper or John Baird or Jason Kenney open their mouths. Also, listen for it when you hear Republicans mouth off in the U.S.

The current polls have Darth Vader on the edge of winning a majority because progressive Canadians seem to be saying they'll split their votes among the Liberals, NDP, the BQ, and the Greens. If that really happens, Canada, as we know it, will soon cease to exist. Stay tuned!

Monday 15 September 2008

Something to make you forget about Harper (for 30 seconds)!

This is extremely important if your principal language is English!

After an exhaustive review of the research literature, here's the final word on nutrition and health:

1. The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than we do.
2. The Mexicans eat a lot of fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than we do.
3. The Chinese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than we do.
4. The Italians drink excessive amounts of red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than we do.
5. The Germans drink beer and eat lots of sausages and fats and suffer fewer heart attacks than we do.

CONCLUSION: Eat and drink what you like. Speaking English is apparently what kills you.

Saturday 13 September 2008

The Choice is clear - it's either Progressives or Conservatives

Like George Bush, Stephen Harper (and his pal Stockwell Day) is a fundamentalist christian. The question then becomes clear: can Canada afford a prime minister who takes his orders directly from Jesus? Of course, Harper knows that only 20% of Canadians (compared with 60% of Americans) take religion seriously; so you won't ever hear him admit that (unlike Bush).

Until Harper's right wing Conservative Party was cobbled together (largely as a result of the treachery of Peter Mackay, then leader of the Progressive Conservative Party), the Canadian political right was divided and left government by default to the Liberals.

This is something all progressive Canadians should remember and ignore at their extreme peril. The Canadian political centre and left wing is now occupied by three national and one provincial party. In any election, progressive votes will float among these parties. If enough of them do that, the Conservatives will win by default.

The choice for progressive Canadians is clear then: If they want to stop Harper from imposing his extreme right wing agenda on Canada and make it a Republican clone, they must vote strategically. If you want a stable government, you need to vote Liberal, because the NDP and the Green Party will always remain secondary parties, no matter how tempting some of their policies may be. Neither party is quite ready for prime time.


Premier Danny Williams is right: "A majority government for Stephen Harper would be one of the most negative political events in Canadian history".

Tuesday 9 September 2008


October 14th, 2008 - a day which may go down in history.

The choices are clear: Will Canada continue its slide deeper into mediocrity, or will we make a positive, if not necessarily easy, choice to return Canada to a vibrant community seeking excellence in international diplomacy, education, health care, research, environment, and implementing the new alternative industries which will replace the old industries fleeing offshore?


Do we really want to continue with Stephen Harper? Here are some of Harper's characteristics:
  • fundamentalist christian
  • neo-conservative
  • control freak
  • bully
  • inveterate liar (not sure? take a look at his political utterances)
  • disloyal (surprised? take a look at his political career)
  • totally humourless
  • no taste in clothes (have you seen anyone else who wears mustard-cloloured suits - it sort of explains his other character traits)
Does Canada really need more than one Queen?