Tuesday, July 27, 2010
I think we may have found out the reason why. (Note the same plaid shirt)
HT BC Blue.
Update: That same shirt is getting plenty of press. (Aug 4th)
HT The Blog of Walker.
Sunday, July 25, 2010
It was almost enough to bring a tear to the eye of those of us who still believe in smaller government.
There is still hope.
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Weird, I can't find hockey, beer and the natural wilderness anywhere on that list.
ht Paul Wells.
Related: LPC President Alfred Apps stirs up the ghost of Pierre Trudeau.
Ignatieff messes up again. "No one has ever said or will ever say in this party that Canadian soldiers were involved in torture"
Errr wrong, Bill Prout Liberal candidate for Dufferin Caledon , did just that. (make sure to read the editorial comment.) I would call this one a lie but maybe he was unaware of Prout's comment(s) on Canadian troops being involved in torture.
I do believe however that he must know that other prominent Liberals have been saying that Canadian troops are implicated in war crimes. What does Ignatieff say about that. (hint: this would be a great question to ask Ignatieff if you happen to be near Meet the commoners bus tour. He is too scared to even visit Alberta on his , so I won't get the chance to ask him.
Friday, July 16, 2010
The analysis, which was obtained by Public Eye, states "much of the media, not to mention some 'nervous Nellies' within the LPC's own ranks, appear to have unquestioningly bought into a narrative about (Michael Ignatieff) and LPC's electoral prospects under his leadership that has all the marks of being Tory/NDP-inspired."
Specifically, "the 'consensus worldview of the Canadian press' since June 2009 has been this: Ignatieff being arrogant and aloof among other things, is unable to 'connect' with ordinary Canadians. It naturally follows that he is doomed to failure as a leader and will inevitably lead LPC to defeat in the next election."
The analysis goes on to describe why that consensus is wrong and how the Liberals are, in fact, positioned to win the next election. For example, it states impressions of Mr. Ignatieff "are so far removed from the reality of who he is that they are not likely to survive the inevitable scrutiny of a more engaged electorate during a lively campaign."Much more here but read it for yourself.
Note the chart on page 5 where it states Jan 2006 and April 2006 that Dion was the leader.
In Jan 2006 Paul Martin (he didn't even make the chart at all) was the leader, at least until the election Jan 23, 2006 when he resigned soon after, then he was replaced by Bill Graham as leader until Dion won in December 2006.
What does it say about the state of the Liberal Party when its President Alfred Apps does not even know who the leader of his own party was!
Perhaps the MSM made that chart for Apps; what other explanation could there be.
Perspective and context for Liberals
Update: Alfred Apps stirs up the ghost of Pierre Trudeau.
Related idiocy from Apps: In November 2009 Apps called H1N1 Stephen Harper's hurricane Katrina!!
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
But unlike Ignatieff's Do-Over bus tour, it will not be stopping at "every Tim Hortons" in Canada. Come to think of it I doubt Ignatieff will make to even 2% of the Tim's even though he promised* to do stop at them all, but that is the value of an Ignatieff promise. Exaggerated and worthless.
More photos here.
A couple of more links on the latest news.
Joanne on the bus tour.
The soggy launch with bad "conservative" weather.
The Media notices the sulfur comment.
Kelly McParland calls it.
* Michael Ignatieff's promise: "Starting today we’re going to get on a bus and go to every province and territory between July and September, if it doesn’t kill me first." “We’re going to stop at every legion hall, every barbecue, every Tim Horton’s and shake every hand in the house.”
Sunday, July 04, 2010
I don't have too much to add other than this:
and this: Elizabeth May's own words.
"Nova Scotia has been my home since 1973. No matter how long I work in Ottawa, I am home in Nova Scotia nearly a quarter of every year, (some years more) working, not vacationing, from there. My dad is 82 (and does not travel) and I would not get to see much of him at all if my riding were anywhere but Nova Scotia. I am very close to my brother and sister-in-law too and they do not travel at all. I would never see them either. And my daughter would not see her grandfather and family and home while I was being a good MP somewhere else. I have to run prepared to be the best MP my riding has ever had. That means being there every possible moment. So where would family end up?? Squished into a once a year visit? I was not prepared to give up my family in Nova Scotia for politics (so, maybe “selfish” is true.)"
It seems that Lizzy sometimes has a hard time with the truth. More here and here.
No wonder she is trying to disregard the Green Party Constitution and avoid a leadership vote.
Friday, July 02, 2010
It is going to be a busy summer as I have way too much work to do, including some major renovations and the never ending quest for the perfect lawn ( is there really such a thing?) and as a result, my dancing and blogging will be very sporadic for the next couple of months while I attempt to get some of this stuff done. I will still drop a post now and again as Ignatieff is sure to say something ridiculous or as events dictate, but nothing on a regular basis until the fall when things get back to normal both here at home and in Ottawa.
So enjoy your summer and a big thank you to everyone who has visited the blog this past year to read my stuff and drop off comments. You make it all worth it.
Take it away Martha.