The Coalition of $&%$*!

Bob Rae says there’s no rule preventing the Liberals and the NDP from ganging up and toppling a newly elected Tory government: He’s done it before and now he’s hinting it may happen again.
“This week marks the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Liberal-NDP Accord in Ontario...
Hey Rae! Do you remember what the end result of your Ontario accord was?

One Man: Mike Harris.

Go ahead and form your Coalition of $&*! The Liberals will shift away from the center in order to gain Dipper support. The public will only be able to take so much nanny-state progressivism from an overactive left. People will be outraged.

Us "regressives" will just sit back and watch a bad idea play itself out once again. Some people just never learn.

Chretien's Retirement Blues

OTTAWA - Jean Chretien says he thinks politicians get a bum rap from ungrateful and cynical voters.(link)
Ya... Because a billion dollar boondoogle is just an "ungrateful" and "cynical" public. We mere peons are so undeserving.

The complete gall and absolute arrogance of the man that is Jean Chretien never ceases to amaze me. This man said he would ditch the GST and lied. He said he would ditch NAFTA and lied. He was response for a government that squandered billions of dollars fattening the coffers of Liberal "friends" and has never taken responsibility for it.

That is Jean Chretien's legacy.

So my response to his current meanderings is "Boo-hoo!" Go suck a lemon... The peons aren't buying your lousy excuses and neither will history.

Canada's Korean Blunder

Canada is imposing sanctions on North Korea after the country was implicated in the sinking of a South Korean warship in March, killing 46 sailors.(link)
North Korea was "implicated"?... More like North Korea was caught red handed:

This situation seems crazy. North Korea spent years doing nothing. Why now?

Possibility recent Communist blunders have lead to internal instability. Internal instability leads to external insecurity.

The decision to impose economic sanctions against the North is baffling to me. The North, in a state of economic collapse, has no one to blame except itself for its troubles.

Here comes the west to give Kim Jong-il someone else to blame.

Sanctions have worked where exactly? Iraq? Cuba? Zimbabwe? Somalia? Burma?

They've worked no where. They do nothing except harm the local populace and turn them against those that imposed them.

North Korea should be scolded privately for this blatant act of aggression. Publicly the game of diplomacy needs to better played to strategically isolate the regime and to give them no political legs to fall back on.

If war is coming the cards need to be played right now to seed discontent in the North. We don't want the opposite to happen.

Registry Blues

The Liberals, or rather, the Young Liberals of Canada, are launching another salvo in what is turning into a pitched battle to save the long-gun registry.

Starting Saturday, the youth wing of the party will be putting up posters in New Democrat ridings targeting leader Jack Layton as well as the local MP.
Officially, the NDP wants to keep the long-gun registry but many of its MPs live in rural ridings and made commitments to their constituents to support the private member's bill. Layton is reportedly now dealing with the issue personally within his caucus, holding one-on-one meetings with MPs, trying to convince them to get on board with the party's official position.

To all members of the Young Fiberals: good job doing the Jack Layton's job for him.

Abort The World

Pro-Choicers decided to stage a "die-in" this weekend. Minister Bev's office was the victim of this teenage like stunt. For those that don't know what a "die-in" is (neither did I until I looked it up), Wikipedia defines it as a "form of protest where participants simulate being dead." Sounds like loads of family friendly fun! Then again pro-choicers aren't exactly about being "family friendly."

The article offered three reasons for their "protest" of the governments recent actions:
1) 70,000 women a year die from unsafe abortions
2) The United Nations thinks it's a good idea.
3) "... it’s needed so women can be equal participants in society."

Three things off the top of my head:
1) What about the millions of unborn babies killed every year from very safe abortions?
2) The UN also thought a lot of not so good things were good
3) I suppose the millions of female babies aborted in China in the last decade were also in the name of gender equality?

The government has taken a VERY neutral stance on Women's health and Abortion: not to promote abortions galore around the world.

They could have funded pro-life programs around the world instead! Hey they could have even taken the extremely successful abstinence program in Uganda and tried to impose it on everybody else. That's not arrogant at all is it?

That would have been "die-in" worthy.

The CBC Conundrum

How do you like that big word: "conundrum?"  I thought it was pretty impressive.  Especially for a rural-Conservative intolerant gun-toting moron like me.  Oh well I guess there's always some grand socialist scheme to wipe me out anyways so why worry?

Admit it: that's exactly what those urban downtown TO yuppies at the CBC really think of any small-c-conservative out there.  Frank Grave's partisan faux pas was just the tip of the iceberg.  Everybody knows it.  This isn't some big secret.

The Communist Broadcasting Corporation is in a decades old love affair with everything Trudeau, statist, and "progressive."  It gets tiring to see them hide it.

And yet they still try.  This past week the CBC declared it was going to commission a study to determine if its coverage is biased.  I've sat back this past week and watched the oh-so very predictable jokes.

Resisting the oh-so easy target I've decided to let go.  The CBC's "bias" is joke enough already.

Instead I've focused on one thing in the brouhaha: the CBC for once in its cushy existence feels the need to prop-up its laughable credibility.  It's the equivalent of having FOX news feel the need to reestablish its credibility with its Conservative viewers in the US.  That would only happen if FOX really screwed up.

The CBC's image has been tarnished so badly that they must be worried even old Liberals don't trust them anymore.  That thought fills me with a tiny sliver of hope.

Letters from Iggy Puff

Here's what I hope to be a recurring segment of this blog - Letters from the Lord of Harvard himself!

This editions letter is Iggy's letter in support of the gun registry to coppers:

May 3, 2010
Ladies and Gentlemen:
Thank you for your joint letter regarding your support for the maintenance of the National Firearms Registry.
Translation: Thanks for joining us in the anti-DuckHunter Crusade ™. We need all the help we can get.
Your support is precisely why I am committed to doing everything possible to not only keep the gun registry, but to improve it so that it works for all Canadians.
Translation: If it weren't for you then I'd have no one else to listen to but the rural nutbars in my caucus who keep on yelping at me to gut the registry.
I couldn’t agree more with you that the registry is a valuable system that helps police services across Canada in ensuring community and police safety.
Translation: Holy cow let's not talk about the rampant waste of money this registry has been.
You are part of a growing movement across this country – one that also includes health professionals, social workers, municipal officials and women’s groups – that is speaking out in favour of the registry in advance of the vote on the Conservative Private Member’s Bill (known as the Hoeppner bill) that aims to scrap the registry.
Translation: If it weren't for you guys the only people publicly supporting this thing would be a bunch of hairy armpited hippies and aging pot smoking urbanite yuppies from downtown Toronto.
The Liberal Party stands behind you in your quest to keep the registry intact. Police officers are the front line of our system of justice, and I am committed to giving you the tools you need to do your job properly and safely.
Translation: We stand behind you, not in front. I don't want to get shot.
We want to maintain the integrity of the gun registry in order to protect public safety, while at the same time address the legitimate concerns of Canadian long-gun owners by committing to making the registry more effective.
Translation: I can't tell my rural nutbars to shove it... So get ready for a compromise you might not enjoy.
Recently, in a speech to frontline police officers at a meeting of the Canadian Police Association, I announced a series of reforms that I believe will improve the long-gun registry while also keeping communities safe. Details of these reforms are as follows:

• First-time failures to register long-guns would be treated as a simple, non-criminal, ticketing offence, instead of a criminal offence as they are currently, where there are no aggravating factors;
Translation: We've decided to get some more revenues from those rural barbarians as a veiled attempt to pacify them. And hey - if you really don't like that decision just find some "aggravating factors" and lock those knuckleheads away anyways (maniac laughing here).
• Fees for new licenses, renewals and upgrades would be permanently eliminated; and
Translation: Were getting rid of fees for now... But hey who knows for the future? We're Liberals. We're pragmatic. We can't get tied down by promises when we don't like it.
• The registration process – especially the forms – would be streamlined to make registration as easy as possible.
Translation: No gun owners. No paperwork. No problem. Registration Process streamlined.
My party will oppose the Conservative government’s effort to scrap the gun registry altogether and will vote against the Hoeppner bill in the House of Commons.

On behalf of the Liberal Party and my Parliamentary caucus, thank you for your vocal support in the battle to maintain the firearms registry. Every voice counts in this fight – and none is more important than yours.


Michael Ignatieff, M.P.
Translation: I hope my caucus doesn't vote the wrong way- again... You guys better be on side or else I'm on a plane and back to Harvard before next winter.  It's frigging cold up here!  Sincerely the Supreme Iggy Puff.

Silly Senators

I don't know what Senator Nancy Ruth is thinking: "We’ve got five weeks or whatever left until G-8 starts. Shut the f--- up on this issue..."

This comment from the Senator who took credit for including a disastrous provision in the last throne speech to make the national anthem "gender neutral."

Advice to the Silly Senator in Ottawa:  It's better to keep your mouth shut and look like a fool than it is to open it up and confirm it.