Sunday, January 31, 2010

Ralphy, You Had Your Chance

My, my, my, now the opposition gripes and complains. When they were their asked for their input a year ago, no complaints then, why? Why now? What is it?

OTTAWA - Opposition parties complaining about Conservative "sabotage" of an independent rights agency were consulted on all the government's appointees last year but failed to raise objections, ministerial documents show.
Ralphy, baby, you accuse the Conservatives of sabotaging the independent rights agency but why didn't you say anything at the time when you were consulted?

Now, Liberal MP Ralph Goodale is accusing Prime Minister Stephen Harper of "sabotage" of the 20-year-old agency.
His objective here, obviously, is to destroy this organization from within, to cause such absolute turmoil that it will simply collapse," Goodale said in an interview
This is your excuse?

But what Liberals say is now self-evident was not so apparent to the party last year, when it failed to comment even as the government was packing the board with partisans.

Sorry, Ralph, it won't fly. Don't think a whole lot of people are gonna buy that one. No use bawling and squalling now. Too late, you had your chance! Go find something constructive to do so you can actually contribute something positive for the country for a change.

Is US Cap and Trade Dead?

Despite the recent revelations that exposed the IPCC and their manipulated data, President Obama seems to be going ahead with carbon emission plan focusing on clean energy technology not cap and trade. In his recent State of the Union address, he didn't even mention one word of cap and trade. So is it dead? What does that mean for us? Minister Prentice and PM Harper has stated that we need an harmonized plan with the US. Does that mean there will be no wealth transfer through cap and trade?
WASHINGTON (Reuters)President Barack Obama, trying to save a stalled bill to fight climate change, said on Wednesday clean energy investment could power jobs growth and made no mention of creating a market in planet-warming emissions.

.Obama, in his first State of the Union speech to Congress, instead focused on the bill's potential to drive huge investment in solar panel making, wind farms and other green energy, saying this would boost jobs and exports to rivals such as China and India
"But even if you doubt the evidence, providing incentives for
energy efficiency and clean energy are the right thing to do for our future because the nation that leads the clean energy economy will be the nation that leads the global economy," Obama said.

Hmmm.......... Clean energy. Isn't that what PM Harper and President Obama committed to do when the President visited Ottawa last February?

This is what PM Harper said just days ago in Davos Switzerland
.During a roundtable discussion with five other world leaders, Harper said there are consequences of going green too quickly.
"A lot of the demands for targets or for actions — whether it's on developing or developed countries — will have very significant impacts on their economy," he said.
The prime minister said short-term emission goals can't be met without sinking economies, adding that the focus must be on developing new technologies that could reduce emissions down the road."
PM Harper Third Report on the Action Plan on 28 September 2009, Saint John, New Brunswick
"We've also invested in the economy of the future by upgrading knowledge infrastructure, expanding graduate student internships and investing in green technology."
November 30, 2009
"What we have been arguing for very vigorously is a genuine global agreement where there is widespread participation of all countries. If everybody is participating, the relative costs for any one country are quite modest," he said. "The costs go up astronomically when there are those who don't have to reduce their emissions or radically increase their emissions."

But the development of new green technology is key to achieving even modest targets, Mr. Harper said."

Canadian-American Business Council and Canadian Association of New York
September 17, 2009

New York, New York
"In short, Canada is emerging as an energy superpower, and through the Canada-U.S. Clean Energy Dialogue, we are working closely with the Obama administration going into the Copenhagen meeting on climate change. We want to also develop clean energy technologies and a North American approach on emissions reductions to ensure we are a green energy superpower as well. "

It looks like President Obama is taking PM Harper's lead on clean energy technology IF you believe in global warming and want to do something that isn't going to kill the economy. It looks like they are are still on the same page.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Alberta Dippers Want More Access to Abortion

The Alberta NDP supposedly held hearings around the province last fall on health care. Apparently they believe more access to abortion is a major health care issue. I would think wait times, shortage of long term care facilities, doctors etc. would be high on the priority list as would the most of Albertans feel, I presume. But then again who am I to judge what the most important health care issues are. I'm after just a lowly Alberta citizen that doesn't know what is important to me as far as health care goes. On the other hand the Dippers know better. They seem to think it's access to abortion.

The Dippers decided that there is not enought access to abortion facilities especially in rural areas. (h/t) Edmonton Sun
"Women are concerned over the lack of abortion services available in the province, according to an Alberta NDP health report released Wednesday.

Three abortion clinics operate in Alberta – one in Edmonton and two in Calgary – forcing many women in surrounding areas to travel hours to get the procedure, said NDP MLA Rachel Notley.

The report, compiled from public hearings and titled Alberta’s Health Care: What People Want, recommends the province add more abortion services in rural areas.

“Many women do have to travel and often travel expenses and accommodation expenses are a barrier to accessing the services for some women,” said Laura Wershler, executive director of Sexual Health Access Alberta. “It’s been a problem for a long time.”

For example, Fort McMurray women must travel for nearly five hours to the nearest clinic, Women’s Health Options, in Edmonton.

Edmonton used to have two abortion centres. But in 2005, Royal Alexandra Hospital’s clinic was closed.

Adding to the problem is that abortion procedures are not taught to all medical students, says the NDP report.

Some students elect to not learn the process, Notley said. But she argues abortions fall in the spectrum of health services provided by the province.

“This is a women’s health issue and it’s very frustrating. It’s somehow underground and not openly talked about."

A 2006 Canadians for Choice report found just 6% of Alberta hospitals provide abortions, the third lowest rate in the country.

In Alberta, the rate of reported abortions has remained steady since 1996.

In 2005, there were 14.4 induced abortions per 1,000 females in the province, according to the latest Statistics Canada figures.

An Alberta Health and Wellness spokesman was not available for comment"

We need fewer abortion facilities not more IMHO. We do not need more places where babies get butchered. We need to encourage women to have more babies not fewer. Those who want to abort, encourage them to give the little one up for adoption.

In the coming years as our population ages, we are going to face a worker shortage. The current birth rate is Canada is 1.54 children. That is not enough. We need at least a birth rate of 2.1 children just to maintain current population level.

In Alberta the latest record I could find from the Government was in 2008, a record 50,543 babies were born in the province. That is good. We need to keep it up.

So I don't know what the Dippers are smokin'. They like the social welfare programs. Well how in the heck do they get paid for? The taxpayer pays for them, that's who.

Immigration is not going to totally solve a future worker shortage.
Dippers, are you listening? We need these babies and more! We need more future workers, the taxpayer of tomorrow to pay for the social programs you demand! We need more Albertans! So no more abortion facilities!

NDP ,on your side, really? Not mine! Better slogan, NDP out of touch!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Facts About the Progressives

Glenn Beck did a fantastic job today outlining what progressives really are and how they've rewritten history etc. Many parallels to our progressives.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Part 7

Mr. Iffy Is Wasting an Opportunity

Mr.Iffy is missing a valuable opportunity with the PM proroguing parliament.

While PM Harper and his government are busy working getting things done for Canada, what has Mr. Iffy been doing? He's been busy grandstanding and griping with his arrogance.

As is pointed out by Michael Bliss, historian and author, Mr. Iffy and his party should be working hard on policy and explaining to us the voters why he should be the next Prime Minister.

"Ideally, prorogation would also have been seen as providing a much-needed breathing space for the Liberal Official Opposition to develop policy ideas, improve organization, reintroduce the leader to Canadians and explain why he is qualified to be prime minister.

Instead, the dancers just kept on, encouraged by their media and academic acolytes, not noticing that the music had stopped and the audience had gone home. They were too manic to take a golden opportunity to rest, reconsider and recuperate. Prorogation appears to be wasted on those who need it most."

From James Murray Netnewsledger doubts whether Mr. Iffy will has enough grit especially during an election campaign. Mr. Dithers II anyone?

"Ignatieff's real problem is that he combines some of the worst traits of both Paul Martin and Stephane Dion.

From Martin, Ignatieff borrows the mantle of "Mr. Dithers". Think about it, can you name some solid policy that Ignatieff has offered Canadians? There is no granite in the Liberal leader's policy process. Every now and then, Ignatieff comes out with a policy proposal. Then it quietly vanishes"
"From Stephane Dion, Ignatieff maintains the mantle of university professor. Rather than offer ideas and policies in a manner that people can quickly understand, the Liberal leader offers explainations that often require footnotes.

During an election campaign, where the media focus will be forever on the 10 and 15 second soundbites, Ignatieff will end up looking like the new incarnation of "Mr. Dithers".

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Harper Hater Francis Russel Disappointed in Iffy

In her latest column Harper hater far left columnist, Francis Russell laments in her disappointment that Mr. Iffy and the Libs can't do any better.

Well, boo, hoo, hoo!
The problem with Ignatieff
"The problem is Ignatieff is not an easy sell to New Democrats and progressives. He's not only burdened with the business-Liberal image that felled John Turner and Paul Martin, he's also aristocratic and aloof. Ignatieff looks and sounds superior and condescending. And the odour lingers from his writings on torture."
Ekos Research's Paul Adams told CBC Radio's The Current Monday that the Liberals have "conspicuously failed" to capture public anger over the Conservatives' anti-democratic prorogation of Parliament and channel it into creative ideas and policies the party could then take back to Canadians. "Are they just waiting for the Conservatives to fall of their own weight, because if they are, they may be mistaken," Adams warned.

Two national columnists have weighed in on Ignatieff's woes. Sun Media's Michael Den Tandt wrote a wry article advising the Liberal leader to "stop talking about yourself" and, in almost every paragraph, to "get a plan."

At the Globe and Mail, Jeffrey Simpson believes the Liberals' "pervasive emotion" is "fear: fear of providing the Conservative attack machine with a target, fear of saying anything controversial lest voters be offended, fear of the polls, fear of negative media."

Fear, he continues, means "courage is banished, convictions are buried and politicians will talk and not say much."

Nor will they win."

Even with all the frenzy that the LibLuvin Harper Hater Lame Stream Media stirred up over perogygate and all the other gates, they still can't see their team winning anytime soon so they are unhappy with their leader. Can't let those evil Conservatives actually work to do some good things for Canadians and bring back pride in our country again, now can they? But oh, what to do?

Will Mr. Iffy be pushed out and Bob Rae be installed as the new saviour of the Libs? Will the coalition of losers rear it's ugly head once more? They need to do something to get rid of the evil PM Stephen Harper Conservative government and save the country after all. They need to be back in their rightful place again, at the public trough, stealing money from hard working taxpayers, being nice to criminals and terrorists etc.,right? Then all will be well with the world.

Feminazis Upset Over Ad They Haven't Seen

Some feminazi groups are taking offense to a Superbowl ad they have not seen yet. It's a pro-life ad produced by Focus On The Family set to air during the Superbowl game.

"College football phenom Tim Tebow is about to become one of the biggest stars of Super Bowl XLIV — and he's not even playing in the game.

Tebow, the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback for the University of Florida, and his mother Pam will appear in a pro-life commercial that tells the story of his risky birth 22 years ago -- an ad that critics suggest could lead to anti-abortion violence, even though none of them have seen it.

SLIDESHOW: Top 9 Banned Super Bowl commercials

The 30-second spot, paid for by the conservative Christian group Focus on the Family, is expected to recount the story of Pam Tebow's turbulent pregnancy in 1987:" (h/t) Foxnews

Bill O'Reilly confronts one of those femanazis on his show last night.

Perogy Outrage in Quebec

You would think out of all Canadians who would be the most outraged over the perogy issue it would be Quebecers. They out of all Canadians are the least endearing to PM Harper and the Conservatives. You would think with all the media and the opposition crying that this is the worst thing that has ever happened in our country it would be resonating in La' Belle' Province.

You can tell the rate of outrage for instance, the rallies held on the weekend, in Montreal according to Hubert Bauch from the Montreal Gazette, a measely 3oo outraged Quebecers showed up.

"MONTREAL – A noontime rally to protest the recent prorogation of Parliament drew a vocal but peaceful crowd of about 300 Saturday.

The protesters chanted slogans denouncing Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s move just before New Year’s to shut down Parliament until the beginning of March as they marched from Émilie Gamelin Park to Phillips Square where they gathered before the statue of King Edward VII to cheer protest organizers and opposition politicians in attendance who decried the prorogation as undemocratic.

The demonstration was one of some 60 such events scheduled across the country and was motivated by an Internet campaign that has attracted more than 200,000 supporters."

Further proof it was a yawner for Quebecers from Norman Spector, a new CROP poll.

"If you want to understand why the Bloc has been lukewarm to Mr. Ignatieff’s proposal in regard to the power to prorogue—and why Prime Minister Harper doesn’t appear to be having any anxiety attacks either, a new poll conducted from January 14 to 24 by CROP --one of the province’s leading pollsters—would be a good place to start.

Satisfaction with the Conservative government since the last poll in October has declined by one point, from 37% to 36%...the dissatisfied have increased by 1%, from 58 to 59%....notwithstanding the Liberal campaign against prorogation….

On the ballot question, the news is no better for the Liberals—the Ignatieff effect has worn off… the Liberals are at 24%...which is what they obtained under Stéphane Dion in the last election…the Conservatives are 21%, which is where they have stood since September 2009.

Michael Ignatieff is seen as the best PM by 20% of Quebeckers, the same as in October. His slide began in April 2009, when he was seen as best PM by 45% of Quebeckers. Stephen Harper is also treading water at around 24%, which is where he was in September 2009. Jack Layton is at 28%.

On the ballot question, the Bloc is down 3 points to 34%, which is where it stood last September and 4 points less than its result in the 2008 election. The NDP is up 5 points, from 12% to 17%

Among francophones, the Bloc is at 40%, the Conservatives at 20% and the Liberals are at 19%. The regional break-down is important: the Conservatives are at 15% in Montréal but at 33% in the Québec region, where they won their seats in the last election and where the Bloc now stands at 24% and the Liberals are at 22%.

In Montréal, the Bloc and the Grits are neck-and-neck—32 to 30%. In the rest of Québec, the Bloc is at 39%, the Conservatives are at 25% and the Liberals are at 16%'"


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Stephen Harper Hates Women and Children?

The left claims that PM Stephen Harper hates women and children. Oh, really? The Libs and Dippers claim they are they only ones that care about the women and kids. Well not so. They are NOT the only ones.

Stephen Harper pushes G8 to help world's poorest women and kids
"OTTAWA–Canada intends to champion a new international agenda to improve the health of women and children in the world's poorest regions, Prime Minister Stephen Harper says.

Harper is vowing to make the issue a "top priority" when he hosts the G8 meeting of influential world leaders this June in Huntsville."

The Prime Minister's own piece.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Barack Obama and the White House in Disarray

Wow, what a difference a year makes. Just a year ago Barack Obama was sworn in as President of the United States of America. Since then things have been tough for him. The economy is in the tank, he's fighting two wars, unemployment is over 10%, He failed to get an Olympic bid for Chicago (his home town ), failed in Copenhagen, putting future generations of Americans deeper and deeper in debt with each passing day,etc.
Then Tuesday losing the election of the late Senator Ted Kennedy in Massachusetts to Republican Scott Brown changed things. It seems to have put the kibosh on the Universal Healthcare Bill.

Now the White House is in disarray.

"At the end of Barack Obama’s worst week since taking power a year ago, the US president’s fortunes look set only to deteriorate over the coming days. Following the shock defeat of the Democratic candidate in Massachusetts on Tuesday, a move that deprived the president of his 60-seat super-majority in the Senate and left his legislative agenda in tatters, Mr Obama has just four days to reboot the system.

The US president had originally delayed next week’s State of the Union address to Congress in the hope he would get his signature healthcare reform bill enacted in time. That prospect, already waning, was killed dead by the voters in Massachusetts. A growing number of Democrats believe the nine-month effort could collapse altogether."

Panic within his own party

"Nor can Mr Obama rely on unity within his own party, which has been in disarray, if not panic, since Tuesday. For example, Mr Obama’s more populist tack on Wall Street re-regulation failed to attract endorsement from Chris Dodd, chairman of the Senate banking committee, even though he was present when Mr Obama made the announcement.

Others, such as Tim Johnson, Democratic senator for South Dakota and a senior member of the banking committee, were already opposed to elements of Mr Obama’s regulatory proposals including the plan to establish a consumer financial protection agency.

Can't keep even keep his own administration unified:

"Worse, most people do not think Mr Obama can even command unity within his own administration on the Wall Street proposals amid growing speculation about whether Tim Geithner, the Treasury secretary, can survive in his job. Mr Geithner was conspicuously sidelined during Thursday’s announcement by the presence of Paul Volcker, the former Federal Reserve chairman, who lent his name to the push to rein in Wall Street banks"

Remember the Hope and Change thing? How's that workin' for ya, Mr. President? He was going to bring everyone together. It seemed like the second coming. Everything was going to be nirvana. Now it looks like everything is falling apart for him.

Watching what's going on to our friends and neighbors to the south makes me sad. I have a lot of relatives down there but on the other hand, I think President Obama and the Demorcatic supermajority in the House and Senate has woken a sleeping giant. Tuesday night's election proved that. The teaparty goers, is not just an aberration, it's real. They want their country back. They want their leaders to abide by their constitution. They want freedom not tyranny like the present bunch (that means both parties) in Washington are trying to impose. Good for the American people! Good for them for standing up for freedom!

In the long run, America will be better off. That in turn will make Canada better off too.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Four Years Already

Wow, it doesn't seem like it's been fours years since PM Stephen Harper won the election but it is.

January 23, 2006 Stephen Harper and the Conservatives finally broke that stronghold that the Liberals had for 13 long years.

So much has gone under the bridge since then. There have been 3 Liberal leaders (if you count interm leader, Bill Graham), threats of election every other week, stalling of important legislation by the Liberal dominated Senate (which be is to be changed shortly, thank God), a global recession that has been a real humdinger to deal with that has affected most countries on the globe.

Then there was the attempted coupe' de tat a year ago that had the "coalition of the losers" ( Libs, Dippers and the separatist,Bloc) that tried to overthrow the Harper government that had been duly elected just weeks before. Thankfully, the PM with the help of the GG, it was prevented from happening.

Iffy had wanted to make PM Harper wear the recession. Well I think the PM has worn the recession fairly well. The economy is doing better now. Markets have more or less come back.
Building permits are up etc. That's indicators of an improving economy. Sure it's still fragile but its better.

To the surprise of us all PM Harper gave a fantastic performance last fall at the NAC Gala by playing the piano and singing the Beatles song "A Little Help From My Friends" with Yo Yo Mah. It was a hit. The video went viral on Youtube with 579,446 hits.

In December, he and Minister Prentice stick handled their way through the whole Copenhagen global warming farce cabal masterfully.

With the terrible earthquake that hit Haiti Jan 12, the PM and his top Ministers, Cannon, Oda, MacKay, and Kenny, and of course our military they have been on top things within hours of the event. They are getting things done.

Our PM is still having to deal with the coalition of the losers and a hostile media for that matter but I have every confidence he's on top of things and will stick handle it through successfully like he always has.

Through all the obstacles he's had to deal with in the last four years it is really amazing, the accomplishments they have made.

If you want to read all the accomplishments they have made you can see them at Sandy's. This is with a minority and a Liberal dominated senate to boot.

Congratulations Mr. Prime Minister and the whole Conservative caucus! May God Bless You!
Here's to many more years of Conservative government! Next time it's a majority!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Glenn Beck Show, Revolutionary Holocaust

Watch this documentary that Glenn Beck has done on the true history of Hitler, Che, Stalin and Chairman Mao. Very educational.
It's nothing like you have ever seen before.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Is The Media Biased?

I've had a real bee in my bonnet about the media and their bias toward anything conservative whether it be our current Conservative Prime Minister and his government or conservative ideas and policies.
This article gives some real insight into what makes our media tick especially the left wing media. Here are a couple of excerpts.

Explaining the Facts of Life - "Idea" Conservatives & The Media

The Question of Bias
"So while journalists may self-report as “moderate right” or “moderate left,” actual voting behaviour is tilted to the left, particularly so among members of the state-media outlet. The professed similarity to the public is in part due to an “I’m centrist” claim many journalists hold about themselves which I’ll soon analyze in more detail."

This particular piece from the article reminds me or the prorogation situation and how the media is handling it. They haven't really given the historical facts about prorogation.

Media facts: History is history in journalism

One useful aspect of journalistic culture to understand is that reporting and analysis too often reflects a “today” consensus, one deficient in historical perspective and which might otherwise call into question the approach some reporters take and also how the news is framed. (h/t) Canada's Journal of Ideas

Here's how you can determine media bias.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Media and The Manipulation of Public Opinion

I have been trying to make some sense of the polls that have come out since the announcement of parliament being prorogued. I found out that polls can indeed be manipulated to get a certain result to manipulate the public. We should always take polls with a grain of salt. They can be so easily manipulated. Here's what I found.


"Canadians might well ask what is going on. What are these polls about? Unfortunately, in some cases polls have become instruments of propaganda, with questions designed to generate a preferential outcome in order to manipulate public opinion, with "favourable" polls advancing a particular bias being reported. In effect, the polling results become insidious lies masquerading as news. The objective of such manipulation is to influence public opinion and undermine our democracy.

How the Manipulation is Done

Polls designed to manipulate public opinion are carried out using the following methodology:

  1. Readers or viewers are saturated with "reporting" that reflects a particular bias;

  2. Public opinion polls are activated in concert with like-minded organizations on social issue campaigns which reflect the bias;

  3. Viewers and readers are proselytized (manipulated) into espousing the bias when these poll results are treated as "news";

  4. Promoting the "bandwagon" psychology (the banal tendency of those who do not have a strong ideological foundation to aspire to the side perceived to be in the majority) is then put in place.

Examples of troubling polls include those leading up to the November 2002 US elections. None of the left-wing media in the US reported polls showing Mr. Bush winning control of the House of Representatives and the Senate, which, in fact, he did Rather, the Democratic Party was reported as having the advantage in that election.

In regards to polling on the Canadian political scene, the EKOS Polling Company, which is the number one supplier of the polling data for the federal government, recently concluded a poll commissioned by the CBC showing that the Alliance has fallen to fourth place among the political parties. Competitors, Ipsos-Reid and Environics, found that the Alliance support was in second place between 19% and 20%. Which is right? Which is pushing an agenda?

Canadians should be forewarned - don't always believe the polls and treat their results with extreme caution."


Opinion Polls: Getting the results you want

Here are a few interesting tidbits from a paper I found.
The Exercise of Power Round Table:
Vox Publica: Media as Arbiter, Interpreter, and Educator
May 14, 1997
In Attendance: round table participants; E. Alboim, C. Dornan (guests); J. Graham, C. McQuillan, J.
Walker (IOG).

"What role does media take on in the political process? Mr. Alboim argued that the media's primary
political role is to "prime" public opinion. Media emphasis -- both tonnage and display -- order
importance of information, creating a hierarchy for readers and viewers. In priming, the media
establishes an agenda with permissible limits for public discourse. Rather than "shaping" public
opinion, media creates a precondition for shaping. It is society's opinion leaders (talking heads on
television as well as friends, neighbours, and relatives who are interested in political issues) who do
the shaping. Media does, however, influence the public view of leadership, by assigning causality to
leadership for societal problems (often irrespective of government influence over causes or

and here

"Another participant disagreed, claiming that not only is the political agenda set by media, political
opinions are often shaped by media. This participant noted that pollsters actually wait three days
after debates to poll the public, until the public has time to take in the assessments of media pundits.
Given this apparent deference to media's interpretation of issues, a seeming paradox was raised.
Media leaders are perceived as "elites" by citizens, yet they do not appear to endure the same public
derision as political leaders and public servants often do."


Pray for Baby Isaiah

I know we're all wrapped up with the tragedy in Haiti and the political games being played by the opposition and the media on the Hill. We tend to overlook the things that are going on right at home with regular individuals that are struggling.

Precious Little Baby Isaiah May is struggling for his life and his parents are fighting in the courts to keep him alive. Baby Isaiah and his parents need our prayers and moral support right now.

This sweet little baby was born in October with the umbilical cord around his little neck and suffered some brain damage. Now doctors want take him off life support but his parents are fighting against it. They have been given a bit of a reprieve until Jan 27 to find an independent expert to assess the severity of Baby Isaiah's brain damage. Apparently he is showing some positive signs. So that's good.

I urge everyone to pray for a miracle in this case please and lend your support.

Here is the story.

More on this.

Here's how you can lend some moral support. A Facebook page has been set up so you can go and give your support to the family.
Support Baby Isaiah

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

OOP's They Did It Again

The IPCC caught again. They made it up. The glaciers in the Himalayas are NOT melting.

First Climategate, now Glaciergate from Lorne Gunter. (h/t) National Post


Ok, what you gotta say now, Al Gore, David Suzuki, Lizzy May and all you alarmists?

Update: Al Gore issues statement he misspoke about Arctic ice. (h/t) Timesonline
"Al Gore tries to cool ‘climate spin’ by correcting claims of North pole thaw"

Mr. Brown Goes To Washington

Congratulations to the new Senator Elect Scott Brown

Washington was waking up Wednesday to a new Senate make-up, one featuring Republican Massachusetts Senator-elect Scott Brown, who defeated Democrat Martha Coakley in a victory few thought possible just a month ago.
The race for the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by the late Ted Kennedy is a win that could grind President Obama's agenda to a halt and portend unexpected losses
for Democrats in the November midterms (h/t)

Looks like this is just the beginning. The people of America are taking back their nation. Good for them! Indirectly it's good for us too because we are so closely intertwined with the United States.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Muzzling vs Code of Silence

Oh, for Conservatives it's muzzling, but for Liberals it's a code of silence.

From the always non bias, non partisan Jane Tabor, Globe and Mail,

Liberals impose code of silence on Ross Rebagliati

Peter Donolo and his new crew running Michael Ignatieff’s office have, according to The Globe this morning, made over the Liberal Leader’s office.

Mr. Donolo, the new chief of staff, has staff members addressing the leader now as “Mr. Ignatieff” rather than the more informal “Michael” as his old crew used to. Staffers in the Opposition Leader’s Office are also being asked to dress up a little bit more.

What the team neglected to tell our reporter is that it seems a code of silence has been imposed along with that dress code. Indeed, they suggested to one of their new B.C. candidates, former Olympian Ross Rebagliati, that he not to talk to the news media.

This from Jan 24, 2006

The best approach for Harper to take

Mr. Harper seems to know that. He took special care during the election campaign to muzzle the fringe elements of his party. He must be careful now to make sure they do not take the election win as an endorsement of their views. When he is making his cabinet, he would be wise to give leading spots to moderate MPs from the old Progressive Conservative Party. He would be even wiser to put off for now his notion of holding a new vote on same-sex marriage. Courts across the country have made it legal and Parliament has already voted once to do the same. Risking a clash with the courts over rights and restarting a divisive debate on social values is not something Mr. Harper should contemplate if he wants to be a unifying centrist prime minister.

(Emphasis highlighted in red by me)
Notice the hypocrisy?

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Canada Takes On Leadership Role

Our PM and his government are not letting grass grow under their feet. One week from today, Monday January 25, in Montreal, Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon will host an international meeting on rebuilding Haiti. (h/t) Globe and Mail
"Canada will host an emergency meeting in Montreal next Monday of countries that are leading the rescue effort in Haiti, as world leaders struggle to craft a longer-term plan for rebuilding the stricken nation.

Lawrence Cannon, Canada's Foreign Minister, hosted a teleconference yesterday afternoon that included U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner and their counterparts from several Latin American countries, along with Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive.

As a key player in Friends of Haiti, an informal group of governments and organizations that has been working to improve the situation in Haiti since the early 1990s, Canada is playing a major role in co-ordinating the global response.'

That along with all the other relief efforts Canada is doing from just hours after the earthquake occured, is in my mind impressive. That's leadership.

Let's not forget the folk in Haiti and keep doing everything we can. Keep them in your hearts and prayers. There is still a lot of suffering going on and we must continue to help.

BTW - This summit on Monday Jan. 25 is the same day as the Liberals are ordered back to work on the Hill. Stay tuned it'll be an interesting day.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Does the NATO Chief Think Canadian Troops Are War Criminals?

What does the NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen have to say about the Canadian troops and/or the government being involved in war crimes as the Liberals and some in the Lame Stream Media have alleged?
This from the NATO chief himself when he was in Canada meeting with the Prime Minister on Wednesday. (h/t) National Post

Safeguards against Afghan torture in place, NATO chief says

OTTAWA -- NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen says Canadians should not be concerned about treatment of Afghan detainees because rules and practices are in place to prevent and stop abuse.

In an interview Wednesday with Canwest News Service he was asked if Canadians should be concerned about a risk of torture of detainees transferred to Afghan authorities by Canadian Forces -- a topic that dominated the political debate before the government prorogued Parliament.

"Obviously it is a very important topic," he said. "But I don't think Canadians in general should be concerned about it because there are very clear rules regarding the handover of detainees."

He said the rules governing transfer of detainees from NATO forces to Afghan authorities provide for them to be handed over within 96 hours and to inform the Red Cross.

What ya got to say about that, Liberals and CBC, TorStar, G&M, CTV etc.?

It's pretty clear to me. Our troops and government are NOT involved in committing war crimes.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Harper Government Responds

The Harper government is on the job responding to the terrible tragedy that happened yesterday in Haiti. (h/t, Jane Tabor, Globe and Mail)

The Canadian government is pledging $5-million immediately to help

International Co-operation Minister Bev Oda announced the measure this morning on a conference call with reporters. Ms. Oda also said the Canadian government, through the Red Cross, is working with the Norwegian government on a field hospital.

She said the immediate need is to “support the first responders” on the scene and to ensure the safety of all Canadians there. She said there was some damage at the Canadian embassy, but so far there are no reports of any Canadian deaths.

Within 30 minutes of the first reports of the earthquake in Haiti, Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon and Defence Minister Peter MacKay and their officials were beginning to plan Canada’s response.

Update: You can help here. (h/t) Pastor John

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Media Where Are You?

I have one question for the media. Why are you giving John McCallum a free pass?
Yesterday Liberal MP John McCallum in an interview with CBC accuses our troops of war crimes.
Since then virtually nothing in the Lame Stream Media on this. Once again the blogs have to do their job for them.

Dr. Roys Thoughts
Alberta Aardvark
B.C Blue
Ezra Levant
Right As Rain
Halls of Macadamia
Just Politics

Where are you MSM? Nothing to see here folks, let's move on. Had this been a Conservative MP, every media outlet would have been on it like a dog with a bone within hours. It would be getting huge headlines.

Oh no there's no bias. The silence is deafening.

Pathetic. See why more people are turning to blogs and the internet to get their information?

More Prorogation Truth

Here is more truth about the prorogation issue, this time from Dave Rutherford from The Dave Rutherford Show on QR77. He talks about the hypocrisy of the Liberals and the central media.
Here Go Jan,12 at 11:00 am.

Prorogation Truth

While the Liberals and the media have been spreading lies and stirring up so called outrage at the PM proroguing Parliament, there have been some working hard to get the truth out there.
Sandy from Just Politics and Hunter from Climbingoutofthedark have worked hard to put this video together that tells the truth. Watch and spread it around. Go to either site to watch. (h/t Sandy and Hunter)
Thanks to Hunter and Sandy for their time, diligence and hard work to bring the truth to light.

Monday, January 11, 2010

The PM is No Dictator

Ya, like Monte Solberg says in his column today, you might not like the PM, that's ok. I don't think PM Harper is looking for how many people like him anyway. Monte goes on to say even if you hate him, he's no dictator and clarifies in my mind the real reason why the prorogation, the senate.

"Senate is important

So we have a disagreement about how important this is and the government is content to let Canadians decide in the next election. In the meantime, the government's priorities include fighting a recession, prosecuting a war and setting sensible environmental policies, and that makes the Senate important.

In order for the soon to be new Conservative majority in the Senate to have control of the committees, the rules say Parliament must prorogue so that the committees can be reconstituted.

Without prorogation, the Liberals would still have a majority of committee seats in the Senate even though they would have fewer seats overall. That would be a terribly anti-democratic situation on at least two levels and should be an outrage to the media if saving democracy was their real concern. That's a big if, however."

Monte then emphasizes that PM Harper is far from being a dictator.

"Remember that this is the PM who has given up power to Parliament on vetting Supreme Court nominees and going to war. He has tried mightily to elect the Senate. Calling him a dictator is so embarrassingly over the top that it says more about his critics than it does him."

And to all those who say that the PM has shut down parliament for 3 months, to 60 days, even all winter by some in the media Hunter has done a phenomenal job in breaking down the actual number of days the house is not sitting. I think her numbers are more to the truth. (h/t) Hunter

Sunday, January 10, 2010

The Left Are Not Well

I think I might have discovered what's going with the left these days. I was wanting to know, and this is what I found, they are not well.

The Psychological Causes of
Political Madness, By Lyle H. Rossiter, Jr., M.D.

There are excerpts on that site from the book you will find very insightful on the left hand side of the website. Just click on and read.

Sandy on Judy Rebick and Prorogation Outrage

Sandy over at Just Politics blog has an excellent piece today. I urge everyone to go and check it out. It's very enlightening. Gives a sense of what PM Harper is up against. (h/t Sandy)
Media & coalition driving prorogation outrage

Friday, January 8, 2010

Save the Unelected, Unaccountable Senate

In Jeffery Simpson's latest column, he desperately tries to make a last stitch effort to save the unelected, unaccountable senate. Does he see his chance at a senate seat go up in smoke? I suspect he does.

Here in the Globe and Mail

BTW/ I urge all of you to go to this Facebook group and signup to support the Prime Minister.

What Are They Up To?

I have gnawing feeling that the opposition and the MSM are up to something and it ain't any good.
As noted by Alberta Girl at BLY. (h/t) Bluelikeyou

"Alberta Girl says:

“She was on t.v. last night and said the one big rally against our PM would be at McMaster University in Hamilton”

Something smells..

Iggy annouces “University Tour”

Iggy tells us Canadians want an alternative

The media become cheeleaders for a facebook group telling Canadians that we are MAD over this and the FB group is proof.

Jack telling those on a taped phone call to use social media, to start rallies, to use the media to give credence to the Coalition.

Iggy and Jack are out of the country on this one so it doesn’t appear like it comes from the “Coalition”

Gilles is laying low

The rallies on the 23rd will be full of students (cause they have them on campuses – organized by those that Jack tried to get to organize last year) and the media will point to them as evidence that Canadians want change.

My take – on Jan 25 – when Iggy has told his MP’s to get to work – the Coalition rises and asks the GG to let them govern."

I happen to agree. The lefty MSM, the left opposition and their supporters hate PM Harper and his government, they would do anything to defeat him.

The latest frenzy about the prorogration in the media and the lefty supporters for instance, I believe is just a diversion. Prime Ministers in the past have prorogued parliament but was there so called outrage then? No! Liberal PMs used it at their discretion. There's absolutely nothing wrong with it. Infact, PM Chretien used it 4 times. Was there outrage? No! But now that PM Harper does it, he's a dictator, despot etc. Where was the MSM and the so called anti-prorogation people then? All were quiet as church mice.

The hypocrisy is unreal. The hate is so obvious.

The coalition is alive and well. I believe it's being aided and abetted by the MSM.

The PM and his caucus should take the high road just keep their noses to the ground keep working on behalf of all of us. The MSM and the lefty opposition and their supporters will end up looking foolish once again with all their games and shenanigans.

There, good, got something off my chest. Cheers!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

God Has A Sense of Humor

I think God has a sense of humor and showing all the alarmist crowd. It's like He's saying "They want a cooler planet, I'll give them a little taste of it and see how they like it."

Rev. Al Gore, Father David Suzuki, or any of you global warming alarmist prophets out there please explain this. Or this.

What about all these headlines from around the world? (h/t)

Temps Plunge to Record as Cold Snap Freezes North, East States

Seoul buried in heaviest snowfall in 70 years
Vermont sets ‘all-time record for one snowstorm’

Iowa temps ‘a solid 30 degrees below normal’
Power goes out at Reagan National outside DC
Seoul buried in heaviest snowfall in 70 years
Peru’s mountain people ‘face extinction because of cold conditions’…

Beijing – coldest in 40 years

World copes with Arctic weather
Winter Could Be Worst in 25 Years for USA
Britain braced for heaviest snowfall in 50-years

Miami shivers from coldest weather in decade
Northern Sweden on the way to 50 degrees below zero

All this cold,snowy and icy weather around the world doesn't do much for bringing in converts, does it?

Thank God, it looks like people are starting to wake up to the whole scam. The alarmists are starting to lose converts. I hope it continues.

In a recent survey from Angus Reid that was taken in Canada, US and Britian, shows that the public is cooling to man made global warming.

Former Stelmach Leadership Rival Fears Vote Split

I must say I'm kinda disappointed the former leadership rival of Ed Stelmach, Ted Morton now Minister of Sustainable Resources, won't be defecting to Wildrose Alliance. Although he agrees with most of their policy he says he won't be joining them. Apparently he's afraid it would benefit the Swan Liberals by vote splitting. I don't know if I agree with that or not. (h/t)

"Sustainable Resources Minister Ted Morton said he's got much in common with the WAP, but said he won't be jumping to their ship. And he predicted an impending cabinet shuffle, various policy reviews and a budget will halt the party's plummet.
"We're making changes and are optimistic we can win back the support polls say is slipping away," said Morton. He warned a stronger WAP will merely benefit Alberta Liberals, who would gain -- mostly in urban ridings -- from a split in the right-wing vote. "In Edmonton, we had half a dozen candidates who won by less than 500 votes," he said of the 2008 election."

At the same time more defections are feared according to the same article:

"Greatly heartened by Wildrose leader Danielle Smith's expressing a high priority for constituency work is Boutilier, who was turfed from the Tory caucus last summer after openly criticizing his party over health care infrastructure in his riding.

"I'm encouraged by any party that talks about the importance of constituencies," he said.

The MLA said he's also received "lots of phone calls from Conservative MLAs" frustrated over the state of their party, adding more defections are inevitable.

"It's only a matter of time before the house of cards comes down," said Boutilier."


More from Boutilier on Dave Rutherford
Go to approx. 9:45 mark