A great man once said, "Politics is inherently stupid." That great man was me.

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Spies Outed by Five Year Old Son

From Reuters:

The Washington couple at the heart of the CIA leak investigation had their cover blown by their small son as they tried to sneak away on vacation on Thursday.

"My daddy's famous, my mommy's a secret spy," declared the 5-year-old of his parents, former diplomat Joe Wilson and retired CIA operative Valerie Plame.


...And Joe Wilson immediately called for his arrest and impeachment.

New Look!

You might have noticed I've been tweaking the look of the blog lately. I wasn't entirely comfortable with the fact that I started off with a pre-made blog template, even with all the adjustments that I made to it (logo, etc).



So I spent about an hour today fiddling with the settings and coming up with a nice new color scheme (You have no idea how may shades of blue there are. No, really). I think it looks a lot better, but keep in mind I'm still fiddling with it. I've always believed that the look of this blog will evolve over time, and I hope that it will remain both visually appealing and interesting to the readers as time goes on. If you want to comment on the new look, feel free to let me know below.

Happy Birthday Blogging Tories!!!


Congratulations to everyone! Today Blogging Tories is One Year Old! This is a real milestone for us, considering all we've accomplished within this past year. Let's take a look at some of the stories we've helped bring to light:

And those are just a few of the more recent ones. Be proud, and Keep Blogging! Happy Birthday Everyone!

Prime Minister Forever


No, I'm not talking about how long Martin's been in power (it sure feels that way).



This is a neat game where you can run a federal election campaign from any one of the four major parties (okay, five if you count the Green Party. Yeesh). It looks pretty fun. You can download a demo version of the game here.


I've been told that it gives Martin attributes he definitely does not possess on the political front, however. Oh well, judge for yourself.



UPDATE: I've replaced the download link with one from the (yeesh) CBC website, which will let you play out the entire election. Apparently the actual game website hosts a version of the demo that only lets you play a few turns of the game. A Cornucopia of Thanks to awesome blogger Canadian Christian Conservative for the tip.

Sucks to Be You!


From a CTV.com poll. Looks like Old Ralph may be in a bit of trouble. Well, that's what you get for trying to pull one over Newfoundland during the Accord Dispute. Karma Sucks, Ralph. Karma Sucks.
Dante

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

This makes me want to cry

From a CTV.ca news story on Stronach...

"She does one hell of a lot for York Region," said Robert Turner, a retired service engineer with a Stronach sign on his front lawn.

"I think she's very credible. I don't trust Harper."


...Stronach crosses the floor about two seconds before a confidence vote in the house when every seat counts and gets a cabinet post immediately...and Harper's not trustworthy???



Who are these people who don't trust Harper? Do they have a brain in their heads??? I'd love to walk up to one of them and ask them one question, just one question....



"Why?"



All these people just don't trust Harper, but yet none of them knows why. The liberal Spin Cycle, set to "brainwash" saw to that.



God Almighty, someone shoot me. What a cockamamie country this is.

Sunday, December 25, 2005

Merry Christmas!

From all of mine to all of yours, a very Merry Christmas!

Best of all, my brother gave me, "Rescuing Canada's Right" for Christmas! I'll be sure to give you a review of it next post!!

Thursday, December 22, 2005

People Diddling Each Other in Public is Not Harmful

....What?



Damn you, Beverly McLachlan. You remember old Beverly, don't you? the one who said:
“The rule of law requires judges to uphold unwritten constitutional norms, even in the face of clearly enacted laws or hostile public opinion.”

Ah yes, the age old legal caveat of "making it up as we go along," also known as "legislating from the bench," or alternatively, "F@#! you Canada!" When a judge clearly states that she feels she has the right to subvert popular opinion and written legislation, there should be some kind of recall process. My vote is for it to include a barrel of tar, a pillow full of feathers, and a catapult with a 500 kilometre range.



But to the point, what exactly did old Bev say about public diddling in swinger's clubs?

"Criminal indecency or obscenity must rest on actual harm or a significant risk of harm to individuals or society. The Crown failed to establish this essential element of the offense. (Its) case must therefore fail."

"As members of a diverse society, we must be prepared to tolerate conduct of which we disapprove."

Of course, because tolerance is the ONLY virtue, At least for liberal values. I wonder if McLachlan would upbraid me for putting a Nativity scene on Government Property. Hey McLachlin: people doing the horizontal limbo with multiple partners in public places such as "swinger's clubs" does IRREPARABLE harm to the moral fabric of the nation. What the hell were you drinking when you decided public licentiousness was a good thing? What about the risk to public health from sexually transmitted diseases? Have you considered that? What about the risk it poses to marriages in this country? Sure, Bob or Mary might be committed to each other generally, but if Bob wants to try something new and he knows a Swinger's Club is down the street, that easy access is going to cause irreparable harm to his marriage and to his family. Are we going to start ID-ing the people in these clubs to ensure that kids don't get caught up in this? Who cares, because it's LEGAL to have sex with someone who's 14 years old!



And there you have it. The moral slippery slope. You don't wake up one day to find yourself a thief/murderer/liar. It happens slowly over time. And the decline of your morals in one area slowly but surely leads to a decline in other areas.



We are returning, slowly but surely, to the decadence of Ancient Rome, public baths and all. Oh Brave New World...My country, what has become of you?

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Maybe I'm Just Reaching here, but...

Does it seem like the quotes attributed to Harper are ones that mostly make him look bad? They have him giving quotes about bombs and fights, while they have Martin giving phoney one-liners about defending the country. They even expand the quote by Scott "Beer and popcorn" Reid in an attempt to make him look better.



CBC Quotes



God I hate the CBC.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

The Height of Irresponsibility

Good work, bloggers! It seems that Stephen Taylor and Kate McMillan have been digging deep into the latest case of Electoral Manipulation by the Liberals, and have uncovered (shocker of shockers) that the Liberals orchestrated the recent spat with the US in order to exploit it for electoral gains.



Maybe some of you are familiar with a game called Superpower 2. This is a game where you can pick and control any country on earth, from Denmark to Djbouti. One of the things you can do on your Budget menu is to increase "propaganda." This increases your popularity at home while causing your international relations to suffer. Paul Martin has just upped the propaganda bar on his budget menu.



This is the height of recklessness. These hoodlums need to be thrown out of office now. We can't wait any longer. These jerks intentionally damaged the relationship with our largest trading partner, with whom we have current and pressing disputes that need to be resolved, just so they could gain a few votes at home. That is disgusting and reckless. This is why we need to win on January 23rd.

Monday, December 19, 2005

Layton Hints at Cooperation with Tories


Apologies for linking to Pravda the CBC. Canada.com had the headline posted as well, but I read the article and it said nothing about Layton. So to the CBC I went.



Well, this is interesting. Apparently, Mr. Layton has decided to hedge his bets just in case the Tories win the election on the 23rd by making pre-election peace-talk. We all know what's going to happen if the NDP decides to support a Conservative government: the exact same thing that happened when the NDP decided to support the Liberal government. They will jump ship as soon as it is politically expedient to do so.



As wonderful as it would be to imagine a Conservative government that worked for Canadians, aided by the support of a peaceable NDP, it's just not going to happen. "Loose Layton" will simply demand and demand and demand, knowing full well that the NDP will play king-maker in the 39th parliament - as it did in the 38th parliament. And when he thinks Canadians have forgotten about all the bridges to Liberal County that he burned back in November, he'll come crawling back to the Liberals looking to make a deal.



You may have read recently that Harper said in 1997 that the NDP was proof that the devil meddled in the affairs of men. He couldn't be more right. Layton may look like a reasonable man, but behind that smile is the politics of every lunatic radical marxist-feminist fringe group out there. You know, the ones who ban the expression of right-of-centre views at your local campus in the name of "tolerance"? (Sorry, that's personal experience cutting in there)



And that's why we can't trust Layton for a moment. Any assumption that he'll play along with a Conservative government any longer than he has to is pure fantasy. The fact of the matter is, a minority government will be a crucible for the Conservatives - if they fail to please Canadians, if it becomes another circus, Canadians will decide once and for all that they have had enough of the Conservatives - and that will mean another 30 years of Liberal rule. We need all the seats we can get in this election. Maybe then we can rely on one or two people breaking party lines to vote with the government, but until then the Tories will be at the mercy of their enemies: the Liberals, the NDP, and the separatists. And that, my friends, is an ugly situation that you do not want to see.

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Martin's New Best Friend: Abdullah Khadr


"The family came (to Canada) many, many years ago and they obtained Canadian citizenship many years ago," Martin said in Regina on Sunday.

"They have Canadian citizenship, and we don't have two classes of citizens."


...Someone, please, stop this man. I mean it. Stop him now.

It's despicable how this man can defend a terrorist, someone who only cares about destroying the real Canadian Values that we hold dear, just so he can wrap himself in the Charter. This is disgusting. Abdullah Khadr is a TERRORIST. He would gladly kill you in a heartbeat.

Martin has to go, and he had to go now. If Canadians have any sense at all, they will cry out for electoral blood over this (don't hold your breath, dear readers).

Martin's been nothing more than a broken record lately. Repeat after me, "I will defend (Charter Rights) (Canada) (Canadian Values) (Federalism in Quebec) (Terrorists who want us Dead)." He'll say anything to look like he's doing something for Canadians.

If it were up to me, the Khadrs would have been deported years ago. I used to work for the government, and I saw dozens of hardworking immigrants denied citizenship despite the fact that they had jobs and family here, and were contributing to Canada and making it a better place. They were good for Canada. And yet they were deported while Immigration sat on their hands and hummed a happy tune.

And still we let people like the Khadrs into Canada, terrorists who want us dead because we don't look a certain way or practice a certain religion or pursue the right foreign policy.

Give him due process. After all, we're far better than the clerics who pursue a mob justice mentality in Islamic Theocracies like Iran. But for all that is good in this world, don't defend him.

Friday, December 09, 2005

So Great, It Goes On The Front Page!


Fellow Blogging Tory PGP over at One More Middle Aged Guy has a brilliant solution to my question as to how we can all still Hunt Liberals now that handguns are outlawed. Without further ado, I give you his pearl, nay, his diamond of wisdom:

"You are right of course!

But just to offer a thought on how to hunt liberals question.....I recommend using bait. Collect some taxpayers money for bait. Dig a hole in the ground about 10 feet deep and about 4 feet square. Cover the hole with loose branches and the money. All liberals within a few miles radius will smell the money and be unable to resist its lure. When the liberals fall into the trap while trying to grab the money they will be at your mercy!

Do what you like with them."

Someone should make this man Justice Minister.

But What Am I Supposed to Hunt Liberals With?

The Liberals have announced they will ban handguns...how predictable.



Unlike some out there, I actually believe in gun control - and don't shoot me just yet. I do believe that a reasonable level of Gun Control is, overall, a good thing. However I have a number of problems with the way this country goes about gun control, namely:

  • The government insists in treating duck hunters like ex-cons
  • Firearm owners have to jump through hoops like you wouldn't believe in order to register their guns (Trust me on this one, I've talked to more gun owners in the government position I was once employed with to know this)
  • The fees for keeping your gun registered are prohibitive and consistently changing
  • The people at the gun registry seem to make up the rules and fees as they go along. It seems like they change them roughly every three minutes. Roughly.
And the number problem I have with gun control in this country is....
  • Criminals don't register their guns, so a gun registry to stop gun crime is pointless!!!
What do the Liberals expect to solve by banning handguns? No matter what, the criminals in Toronto will have their illegally owned guns and will continue to use them at their convenience and no silly little government ban is going to stop them. Simple. If you outlaw guns, only outlaws will have guns.



EDIT: I know it's sort of silly, but the best part of this story? This little gem of a quote:
Nationally, 65 per cent of firearm-related homicides in Canada last year involved a handgun.

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Peter McKay, A god Among Men

Decided to go after all, and thus had a wonderful time at the get-together tonight. I had the opportunity to both hear Peter McKay speak and have a nice chat with him. More later, for now it's late and I'm tired. But I can promise you that tomorrow, I will have some great pictures for you.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Conservatives to Cut GST!!!

Apparently this morning Harper is going to announce his plan to cut the GST! Solid idea, and I think it will gain him a lot of votes! Actually, to tell you the truth I was expecting this move, clever one that I am. I think that this will really help us out substantially.



Of course this will mean less taxes for social programs....BWAHAHAHAHA!!! Just kidding, but I had you going there, didn't I? God knows we are overtaxed as it is, a reduction in the GST isn't going to break the bank. That would take, you know, excessive spending. Like say, $32 billion. Now why does that number sound familiar...?



Bonus! In this article, Marc Garneau actually seems to sound kind of...positive (?) about the Conservatives? Or maybe it's just that I expect to hear nothing but filth from the mouths of Liberals and neutral comments thus seem like compliments?



Good move, Harper! Now don't self-destruct, dammit!