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

Saturday, June 23, 2007

CBC Wishlist - Pro-life Vote Needs Our Help!

This was sent to me via e-mail:


Dear Friends "for Life"

Pro-life supporters have taken the top spot in a CBC-sponsored contest on the popular online network "Facebook" to find the issue most important to Canadians, with the wish "abolish abortion in Canada." With 10,386 entries (at the time of writing), the pro-life category has outstripped competitors by a generous margin. The closest
contender for first place is the wish "that Canada would remain pro-choice," at 8,827 entries—the anti-life category was created to counter the growing support for opposition to abortion. But, the anti-lifers are narrowing the gap and actually took the lead for a short period of time.

The contest has triggered fierce debate in comments posted on the CBC website and has gained the attention of mainstream media outlets, as the competition between pro-life and anti-life supporters has intensified. The competition will end on July 1, when the winning side will be announced on air and will be given air time. It is VERY
important to win this competition, because as you know, we often don't get our fair share of media exposure. As pro-lifers, we must take a stand for life at every opportunity in our to build a culture of life. This is a GREAT opportunity.

To add your vote for an end to abortion in Canada, see below for instructions on joining the competition. You must register on Facebook to enter—you can cancel your registration once you have added your vote.

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HOW TO VOTE FOR "ABOLISH ABORTION" ON THE CBC'S GREAT CANADIAN WISH LIST COMPETITION ON FACEBOOK!

Step One: Register on Facebook. (http://register.facebook.com/r.php) You do not need to put your full name-- your first name and initial is sufficient. You can set the privacy features to not show any information if you so choose.

Step Two: Join the CBC's Great Canadian Wish List Group. (http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2392827649) Click on "Join this group" on the right.

Step Three: Vote for Abolish Abortion.
(http://www.facebook.com/sgroup/subgroup.php?oid=2392827649&sub_oid=2552036367) Click on "Add Support" on the right.

Step Four: PLEASE forward this message to all pro-lifers that you know as soon as possible. It is important that we win this competition.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Help Steve Janke Out!

Griff and I recently hit up Steve Janke's legal defense jar in his fight against a former Martin man who obviously feels his money is a license to run rampant over freedom of speech and the pursuit of truth. Go there now and help a brother out.

Consider it your contribution in the fight against the liberal status quo in this country. Go there and donate now, whatever you can give, be it small or little.

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Thursday, June 07, 2007

Atlantic Canada: A Shutout for Conservatives?

It'd be their own damn fault if the Conservatives were shut out of Atlantic Canada in 2009, and they'd deserve it for being so pig-headed about the equalization issue. It would have cost the feds very little to have kept their promise and it would have meant a real Conservative electoral breakthrough come 2009. Instead, they refused to do it for God knows why, and now they shall reap what they have sown. Perhaps the Conservatives have simply had their eyes on Quebec and Ontario for so long that they have made the mistake of every other Federal party: ignoring Atlantic Canada. Atlantic Canadians have such similar concerns that the region could be electorally be considered as one province with 32 seats. Why on earth would any Federal party want to write us off?

Before Liberals start crowing over this post, they should keep in mind that they are masters of ignoring Atlantic Canada, and have no place to criticize the Conservatives for their handling on this file. Paul Martin, weasel-extraordinaire, had to be fought tooth and nail in order to make him keep his promise on the Atlantic Accord. The Liberals are no friends of Atlantic Canada. Indeed, it seems that no federal party is.

As a Conservative and an Atlantic Canadian, it pains me to admit that my riding may very well go Liberal in the next election unless something drastic is done. The Star may be no friend of the Conservatives, but I shudder to think that they may be right about this one.

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Whee!!

Is anyone else as excited about this free-trade deal as I am?

(h/t National Newswatch)

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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Suzuki Should Lay Off The Pot

Pope David Suzuki now believes that the federal government is targeting him and his charitable organization because of his attacks on the Government's Green Plan:


"I am being hounded by the current government because I have a foundation that has my name and so they're trying to take away my charitable [status]," he said in a speech on Monday in Toronto at a conference of the American Public Transportation Association.


Of course, the Globe and Mail was on hand to ask ridiculous questions:


The Canada Revenue Agency, the federal body that audits charities, refused to answer questions on whether it is going after Mr. Suzuki's group. Spokeswoman Colette Gentes-Hawn says the agency doesn't comment on investigations.
(emphasis mine)


Yes, it's all a big conspiracy. I'll have more on this story very soon.

(h/t National Newswatch)

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Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Hire the Best Applicant, Damn It


Last month, the Spryfield club was one of thousands of non-profit groups across Canada to learn it would not qualify for funding this year, even though it runs summer programs for children in a part of Spryfield said to have a high crime rate. When community groups reacted angrily to the cuts, the Tory government promised to reverse course and the Spryfield organization was told it would get five students to help with its summer program after all. But the local Service Canada office has since told executive director Donna MacLean that she can’t hire any able-bodied white students without permission from Ottawa. Ms. MacLean has problems with that. (source)


The legacy of Trudeau. Don't hire the most qualified person, hire the one with the most melanin in his skin. Stupid.

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WWII Era Mass Grave Discovered in Ukraine


A mass grave believed to contain the bodies of several thousand Jews killed by the Nazis has been found in Ukraine. The grave was found by chance last month when workers were digging to lay gas pipelines in a village near Odessa. A spokesman for the Jewish community said the Nazis established a concentration camp near the village of Gvozdavka-1 in November 1941. It is thought some 5,000 Jews were killed at or near the site, but the names of only 93 victims are known. (Source)


As time goes on, the lessons of the Holocaust are slowly being forgotten by a generation that somehow feels such brutality could never again occur. History, however, has shown otherwise.

(H/T National Newswatch)

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Leger Poll Shows Tories in the Lead

A new poll (PDF file) by Leger states that the Tories have 37% support nationally (yes, within striking distance of a majority) while the Liberals have the support of just 30% of Canadians. Canadians feel that Harper would make the best Prime Minister (34%), while Dion and Layton sit at a dismal 13% of Canadians polled.

Funny that I didn't hear anything about this poll until recently.

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From the Google Video Vaults

Take a look at this Skulduggery, courtesy of the Morally bereft Liberal Party of Canada.

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Monday, June 04, 2007

Dion would Bring back Court Challenges Program, Double Budget

And they said the Conservative Party had a hidden agenda?

"Dion, who once served as minister responsible for francophone affairs, said he would revive the court challenges program and double its budget to about $11.2 million in two years."
Anyone who actually knows anything about the Court Challenges Program knows that it was nothing more than a slush fund to advance leftist social policy - funding for 'language equality' (like the types anglophones experience in Quebec, perhaps?) was never any more than a convenient cover story. The government simply hands over money to the program, without any way to monitor how it is spent. Not a scrap of accountability to taxpayers. The entire program is administered by the Human Rights Centre at the University of Ottawa; It is well known that many of the individuals who pressed the CCP for funding for left-leaning court challenges are now those in charge of administration (i.e. handing out the cash).

For many years, right leaning organizations such and REAL women and pro-family organizations have applied for funding from the CCP, only to see their applications denied again and again. Meanwhile, left-leaning organizations such as LEAF, EGALE, and others have been encouraged to not only to seek funding but to rely of the CCP to finance their legal battles. Often, these battles have little to do with equality, and more to do with making the dream of the nanny-state come true. "Rescuing Canada's Right", by Daifallah and Kheiriddin, describes how feminist lawyer Beth Symes received grant money from the CCP to challenge the fact that her nanny expenses were not deductible. Symes was, at the time, a founding member of LEAF who earned a six figure salary. Can you imagine the outcry if the Conservatives announced a new program designed to fund legal actions for 'tax-fairness', only to have it turn into a slush fund for right-wing activist groups to push their own social agenda?

Regardless of what your opinion is on government involvement in formulating social policy, one thing is for certain: It is counterproductive and inane for a government to fund groups whose sole purpose is to undermine the laws it passes. If activist organizations of any ideological stripe wish to challenge parliamentary law, then let them do it on their own dime.

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