Wednesday 9 May 2012

Harper again: Prisoners should pay more for their incarceration

This is the latest of Harper's brain waves to keep his Reform Alliance cretins in line.

The vote on Power & Politics to the question: "Should prisoners pay more for their incarceration?" was 26% Yes, 71% No, 3% Not Sure. 26% is roughly the permanent jackass total on most questions in Canada, whether it's hard-core separatism in Quebec or loyal right-wing toryism.

My comment this time was: "Another typical Harper stunt to cause distraction from the real issues. The only way I'd support this kind of nonsense would be if all Tory MPs were housed in the Kingston Pen (after all Kingston is the Tories' historical shrine), double-bunked of course."

The result so far: Thumbs Up - 145, Down - 8

There's hope for Canada yet! ;-)

Friday 4 May 2012

About HARPER et alia MISLEADING Canada about the F-35 Program

That was yesterday's subject of discussion on Power & Politics, the CBC's daily political discussion program. The F-35 program seems to be producing never-ending fodder for discussion because the Harpocritters continue to lie about the cost of the proposed procurement on an almost daily basis. Since they managed to obtain majority representation in the House of Commons with their 39% share of the vote last May (what does that say about democracy in Canada?), their communications strategy seems to have gone to hell, what with one disaster after another.

Thursday's question was: Did the government mislead taxpayers on the cost of F-35 jets?
The poll response was: 95% said YES, 5% said NO. So, even the Harper supporters who usually comment here, either said yes, or abstained. Of course, this is not scientific polling. So Canada's right-wing faction still has a secure 30% share of support.

My comment to the question was this:

"There is no question that Harper, his ministers and assorted political spokespersons lied about the currently assumed cost of the F-35 program. 

But consider Harper's record. If you've followed Harper's federal political career since he came to Ottawa as Preston Manning's assistant in the 80's as I have, one thing stands out. He has always lied about anything he didn't want Canadians to know, just as he's broken almost every political promise he's ever made. So why would anyone trust him to tell the truth now? 

You don't have to be a brain surgeon to figure this out, all you have to do is listen to him whenever he opens his mouth." 

The response (as of noon today) is this: THUMBS UP - 66, THUMBS DOWN - 1

Speaks for itself.

Tuesday 1 May 2012


No one could have predicted that Harper would one day sink so low as to tie a Canadian political party (in this case it's the NDP) to Hitler and the Nazis. Well, the day has come and here's the revenge.

And then there was the twitterverse's reaction:

The NDP refused to sign the Magna Carta.
The NDP fiddled while Rome burned.
The NDP were completely useless in the War of 1812.
The NDP faked the moon landing
The NDP refused to come to the aid of men when Mordor invaded Gondor.
It was really the NDP that helped organize the stampede that killed Mufasa in The Lion King. (Don't tell Simba)
The NDP fought the Rebel Alliance on the side of the Imperial Empire.
The NDP suggested the character of Jar Jar Binks to George Lucas
The NDP was Luke Skywalker's father
The NDP foiled every plan the Skipper, Gilligan and the Professor ever made to leave the island.
The NDP turned the power off at Jurassic Park.
The Grinch who stole Christmas was a former NDP leader
The NDP shot J.R.

and the list goes on...