Saturday, October 31, 2009

Steady Eddy to Revive Alberta Savings Bonds

Premier Ed Stelmach is about to bring back the Alberta Saving Bonds program in hopes it will help bring down the ballooning deficit. Is it such a wise move? I know, I know, we have to find a way to get rid of this deficit somehow.

I have some questions that the Premier and Finance Minister Iris Evans need to answer that were not addressed in the article I linked to.

  1. Will this program be cost effective? In other words, will not the bureaucracy be further bloated to look after it?
  2. What will be the price tag to the taxpayer to look after this?
  3. What if the sales turn out to be a flop?
  4. Why not just cut taxes and reduce the size of government instead to erase the deficit? Guess that's too easy eh?
These are some of the questions that need to answered before any Albertan goes out to buy. After all it will affect us all.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Lord Christopher Monckton on Glenn Beck Today

Lord Christopher Monckton appeared on the Glenn Beck show. Everyone must watch this. You can see the whole show here.

He explains about what is in the Climate Change Treaty that is set to be signed in Copenhagen in December. Our representives must not sign on to this treaty. In doing this it will sign away our sovereignty and cost our economies billions of dollars a year.

PM Stephen Harper strong supporter of Israel

Who has been the strong supporter of Israel PM Stephen Harper Conservatives or Iffy Liberals?

Thank-you PM Harper for supporting Israel. God will will bess you!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

How low can they stoop?

Just when you thought the Liberal party couldn't stoop any lower with their faux scandals like wafer-gate, logo-gate, doorknob-gate and so on. This one takes the cake.

Shame on the Liberal's, they should know better than to send out fliers like this to Manitoba Aboriginal's.

With outrageous stunts like this, Peter Donolo's job is going to be that much harder.

Donolo the Miracle Worker?

I've been thinking about this since it was announced that former Chretien communications director, pollster Peter Donolo would be taking over the Chief of Staff position for Michael Ignatieff.

The Liberal Party and some in the media think this will turn fortunes around for the Libs (which have been disastrous the last few months) and vault Iffy into 24 Sussex in short order. Not so fast. I don't think it's going to be that slick.

First of all, things have changed since Donolo worked for Chretien. Back then the Conservative Party was a very much divided party. The old PC party split. You then had the Reform, some when to the Bloc, and that left the remainder in the PC's. You had vote splitting. Now the party is united but the Bloc is still there.

Second, the new united Tories have taken over and appealed to the middle, have been reaching out the the ethnic vote. They also now own Ontario which the Libs owned in the Chretien days.
They are gaining in every part of the country. Quebec is still somewhat of a problem but then the Libs have problems there too because you still have the Bloc.

They also face a strong leader in Stephen Harper has fought in various campaigns and a seasoned campaigner. Iffy is not. He has not had to fight in a real campaign. He's untested. He's was given his leadership and his own riding on a sliver platter without having to fight for it. Iffy is not Jean Chretien, the street fighter.
With Chretien as Lib leader, he fought against relatively weak leaders in the PC and Reform parties. We also have the internet now and the blogs where everything can and will be sliced and diced right away. Donolo didn't have that then so it was easier to pull the wool over our eyes.

The problem though still goes even deeper. The Liberals have still not come to grips with their loss in the '06 election and why they were turfed out. They still have that sense of entitlement and arrogance and believe that they are the only ones fit govern Canada. Until the Libs and their cheerleaders in the media realize this, things are not going to change that much for them.

The public has warmed up to PM Harper and the Conservatives. The Conservatives have governed for almost 4 years now and have seen there is no hidden agenda. I think they are even getting more comfortable with the idea with a Conservative majority. That's partly why I think the numbers have been around majority territory and have stablized there now for about month. Before, when the numbers reached the majority, they would quickly fall back. They haven't done that.

So I think Donolo is going have a steep uphill battle to climb to reverse the Liberal's fortunes.

Common Sense On H1N1

Finally we have some common sense coming from someone in the MSM on H1N1. Margaret Wente from the Globe and Mail brings some perspective and gives us time to pause and take a deep breath.

Listening to other media, you'd almost think we are in the midst of the Apocalypse.

Kudos to Ms. Wente for bringing us back down to reality. Relax folks, calm down. It's not the end of the world. Let not your heart be troubled, This too shall pass.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Lord Monckton's Revelation

Last week British Christopher Lord Monckton, former science advisor to Margret Thatcher, now climate change denier, was speaking in St. Paul, Minnesota at an event hosted by The Minnesota Free Market Institute. He made a startling relevation concerning the upcoming Climate Change Treaty in Copenhagen in December.
Here is some of what he revealed:
"I read that treaty. And what it says is this, that a world government is going to be created. The word 'government' actually appears as the first of three purposes of the new entity. The second purpose is the transfer of wealth from the countries of the West to third world countries, in satisfaction of what is called, coyly, 'climate debt' - because we've been burning CO2 and they haven't. We've been screwing up the climate and they haven't. And the third purpose of this new entity, this government, is enforcement."

He specifically was warning the US losing their sovereignty if they sign on but I think it applies to any country that signs this treaty. Yes even Canada. So please, Mr. Prentice and PM Harper don't sign away our liberty.
This is NOT really about global warming, but it's political.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

The White House war with Foxnews

Why has the White House declared war on Foxnews?

Could be a distraction so they can pass the Obamacare Bill?

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Ontario Provincial Liberal Sets Record Straight

Federal Liberals have been griping that Federal Government stimulus funds have been favouring Tory ridings. Toronto Liberal MP Gerard Kennedy has been the leading the pack in those complaints.

Well, Ontario Liberal Deputy Premier George Smitherman sets the record straight.

This from CityTv.

Will You Get the H1N1 Flu Vaccine?

Here is some information I thought I would share with you before you or your family and friends go and get that jab in the arm. Here and here.

Take it for what it's worth but it's best to be well informed before taking the plunge in anything for that matter. It's your choice of course but at least do your homework and realize what is going into your system.

FYI, I will not be getting the shot. That's my choice. I feel that if I boost my immune system naturally, take the basic precautions, I'll be fine.

Don't forget, use your common sense. God Bless and stay well!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Taxpayer Funded Bedtime Story

What's with this UK taxpayer funded ad? Some bedtime story! Just think, taking advantage of impressionable young minds of children, using drowning puppies and kittens, perpertrating the global warming scam. The British taxpayer should be outraged! They are paying for this propaganda.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Alberta's Wildrose about to Bloom

I want to congratulate Danielle Smith for becoming the new leader of the Wildrose Alliance party. She's bright, articulate, photogenic and very media savvy. I believe she is the one to take the party to next level. From fringe to mainstream to government.

The current Progressive Conservative government is old, tired, and has lost it's way. There is no more conservative in the PC government. On the other hand the Wildrose Alliance is new, fresh, and does offer a real conservative alternative.

The WAP has come a fair bit in such a short time. Just a couple of years ago two small parties came together and decided to get hitched.

From placing in the single digits last provincial election, they now enjoy sitting in second place behind the PC's and above the Liberals and the ND's. A month ago in Calgary-Glenmore, a riding that has been strong hold for the PC's since 1971 Paul Hinman easily defeated the PC's who placed third.

With the dissatisfaction with Ed Stelmach and his PC government, conservatives are looking for a real alternative. The Wildrose Alliance party may just be that alternative for real small c-conservative to feel comfortable in.

They have come a long way but still have a long to go but with the new leader, the grassroots, grit, hard work and determination I believe they can go all the way.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

The Way Forward

Last night Premier Ed Stelmach in a pre-recorded presentation, "The Way Forward" tried to convince us that his government has a handle on things and things will be alright in time. We would be in surplus territory in 3yrs.

How Mr. Premier, with your big spending.

We need more tranmission lines, why when it's going to cost the consumers more for power?

He will take care of seniors etc. Really?

Wage freeze for the public service? Good luck with one. Not gonna be so easy. Pay cut for you and your MLAs, good start but not enough.

You didn't win me over with that little talk. Why now? Could it be Mr. Premier that your poll numbers are tanking and the Wildrose Alliance is gaining on you?

Suppose you had to do something. You do have nice dog. We have one just like yours.

Oh, we wouldn't be in this major deficit situation if you had managed things better. Take a look next door, Premier Brad Wall has managed Sask. much better, including taking away business from us in the oil sector because of your royalty forumla.

Your presentation last night was a whole bunch of nothing.

BTW. How much did your little state of province pre-recorded video cost us anyway?

Somewhere Stephane Dion Must be smiling

Who would have thought that the Liberals could do worse than with Stephane Dion?

They thought, play change the leader and everything would be fine. They would soar in public support and return to their rightful place.

Looks like it hasn't turned out like they expected. Their new leader hasn't actually turned Canadians on, in fact it's the opposite. The last few polls have actually said the public is not ready to return them to their rightful place anytime soon. They are right where they were with Stephane Dion a year ago.
Here's the latest one. Keeps saying the same thing as the others. It's not getting any better for those Libs.

So at least Mr. Dion can take heart in these latest polls, the current leader is not doing any better than he did. Infact the current leader is doing a bit worse.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Giving Thanks

This weekend is Thanksgiving weekend, a time to stop and ponder and think about the blessings that God has bestowed upon us because it is God who is loving, kind and all powerful who gives us all those things.

I am thankful for my family, health, the basics like food, shelter, decent clothes on my back. I am also thankful for our brave troops who are fighting sacrificing their lives for freedom of the Afghan people and trying to defeat terrorism.

I'm also thankful for our current Prime Minister steering us through this economic meltdown. PM Harper is a good PM and statesman and makes me proud when he's on the world scene. By the way he's a pretty good piano player and singer too along with being a good example of husband and father. I am once again proud to be a Canadian.

So let's thank the Lord for all we have. Things could be alot worse.

Friday, October 9, 2009

More Good Economic News

Today more good news on the ecomonic front. Last month there were 30,600 jobs; jobless rate dips to 8.4%. Globe and Mail

Earlier today on CTV newschannel Ian Lee from Carleton University talks about these jobs and thinks that the Government's stimulus pkg. has something to do with this news.

Not good news though for Iffy. So how does he and his Libs explain this? They say that jobs aren't being created blah, blah, blah! Clearly some have through the Action Plan.

In the mean time in the US they are still shedding jobs. They lost something like 263,000 last month and their jobless rate is at a 26 yr. high at 9.8%. Not so good.

What does that mean? Even though we are not out of the woods yet, it means that our economy is being handled very well by PM Harper, Finance Minister Flaherty and the whole Conservative government.

Above all we need to stay the course. Iffy, listen, an election now for your ego would just hamper things.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Congratulations, Minister Flaherty

I want to congratulate Finance Minister Jim Flaherty for being named Finance Minister of the year from a group of his peers in Euromoney Magazine.

"The finance minister has enhanced his country’s reputation for sound fiscal policy that takes full account of social justice, while a strong regulatory regime has kept the financial sector out of the chaos. Helen Avery reports. "

Way to go, Mr. Flaherty, keep up the good work!

Tories surging, Grits tanking

The latest public opinion poll from Strategic Counsel has the Conservatives ahead the of Liberals 13 points nationally. Not good news for the Libs.

Cons 41
Libs 28
NDP 14

Even more dismal for the Libs is the Ontario numbers that have the CPC well ahead of the Libs by 16 points!! 46 per cent versus 30 per cent WoW!

Are the Liberals really sure they want to pull the plug and plunge us into a very much unwanted election only to be creamed?

Do they really want to commit political suicide?

Monday, October 5, 2009

Lack of Common Sense Run Amok

Nanny State Gone too far, a case where the state went a little too far.

Two female police officers from Britain have been accused of breaking the law, caring for each others kids. They apparently were babysitting each others kids for more than two hours a day and it goes against their Child Care Act. Moms have being caring for each others children from the beginning of time.

Children are a responsibility of the parents NOT the state. Parents know better what is the best for their children. The state should keep their nose out of the business of the family except in the very few cases where real child abuse is taking place.

Where is the common sense in all of this? .

I fully support these ladies in their effort to get this particular law repealed and allow parents to make decisions concerning the care of their children the way they see fit and not get penialized by the state.

Just pray there is not such a law comes to this country.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Big Bird calls out First Lady on Barack Obama's birth

This is hilarious. Big Bird calls Michelle Obama out on her husband's birth and birth certificate. Have a look.

The Hidden Agenda Revealed?

Our PM Harper wowed the National Arts Gala last night playing the piano and singing a Beatles song, "With a Little Help from My Friends"

He apparently got a standing ovation too. Could have we been hiding a Beatle in Canada all these years? That's what must be the Hidden Agenda.

Who says PM Harper doesn't care about the arts?
Obivously he does care and is very talented to boot.

Our PM always keeps amazing me and makes me proud. Leading at the UN and G20 a week ago, now this. He seems at ease and having a lot of fun. He's not at all cold and angry like the Liberals and the MSM have been telling us all these years. Even the media are praising the PM for his performance last night.

I think it's the Liberals that are angry and cold these days.
No matter what you tell the public about the PM being mean spirited they are not going buy it anymore. Especially after last night!

Kudos PM Stephen Harper keep doing what you are doing. You're doing a great job and many Canadians are proud of you.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Tories set to become natural governing party

This article in the Globe and Mail pleasantly struck me this morning by

Michael Bliss

"In this autumn of our usual discontent with politics and politicians, we do not seem to be noticing that the balance between Canada's major parties is at or very near a historic tipping point. Stephen Harper's Conservatives have seized the central ground of the political spectrum and are poised to become the country's natural governing party."

Another quote, "Sooner or later, the contempt that many in our chattering classes still seem to feel for the Conservatives in general and Mr. Harper in particular is going to begin to give way to the realization that he is on the verge of becoming the next Mackenzie King."

"Neither colourful nor lovable, Mr. Harper is emerging as a master strategist." We conservatives have known this along.

Hope he's right. Would be nice and about time. The Liberal party has had it's time in the sun.

Thank you Hedy Fry

We all must applaud Lib MP, Crosses are burning, Hedy Fry for uncovering what those evil Conservatives are up to.

A couple of weeks ago she made us aware of how ashamed we are that our PM embarasses us abroad. She sent out a flyer stating so.
"Fry said that under the Harper government, people from other countries have lost respect for Canada's principles." CTV

Oooooh, now Hedy informs us of this: "Canada’s Olympic Games belong to all Canadians. While it is clear that the Conservative government’s multimillion-dollar infrastructure campaign is crassly partisan, can the prime minister at least stop trying to politicize the Canadian Winter Olympics?” Liberal MP Hedy Fry asked in the House of Commons.

Hedy, get a grip, it is you who should be embarassed of your party. BTW you're not helping your party. We are NOT ashamed of PM Harper and the Conservatives. We are proud of them.

Thank you Hedy for helping to make your party look more and more desperate and ridiculous with each passing day.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Liberal Floor Crossers?

Could there a Liberal or two that are getting a little fed up with what is going on with their leader and party?

Well in today's Calgary Hearld, a column written by Don Martin, has a little hidden tidbit.

"This is a very speculative rumble, but at least one prominent MP has quietly mused to me about crossing the floor to join the Conservatives."

Who could be the one Lib to cross? Who knows.

Should the Conservatives welcome him or her? I really don't know. I think it would depend on who it was. There should definately not be a role in cabinet. He or she should sit as a backbencher. What do you think?