Thursday, May 04, 2006

Back in My Good Books

The Toronto Sun is officially back on my list of favourites.

Today's editorial, Harper Eats Babies and the Jails Them? reflects so much of what was discussed yesterday on various Blogging Tories sites. (H/T to Vicki, Sara, and so many others...)

As much as I appreciate the tone and outrage of the piece, I can't help reflecting smugly that it's nice to see MSM catching up to us.

19 comments:

Mary said...

Way to go Joanne!

Joanne (True Blue) said...

*Sigh* My biggest fan...

Sara said...

This was all Vickis doing not mine..... PRAISE VICKI

thank you darling

I thought you were marrying Goldstein not Mary! sheesh you two timer lol

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Vivki - lol! Marrying your mother is not an option! Neither is polygamy!!

Mom has always been my biggest fan though. My whole life. :)

Derik Foulem said...

Ok. Since the liberals obviously can't communicate this effectively and end up insulting every parent in the country, I'll say it. Some people ARE bad parents!!! and giving bad parents (and the bad parents will do this, I know I've seen it hundreds of times working in a gas service station while VLT's were allowed) money that they should spend on their kids will end up on beer, smokes or VLT's (or any other addiction). Now I'm assuming that this is the reason the liberals make the comments they make on Harper's child plan.

Assuming my assumption is correct, what the liberals don't seem to realize is that sending a child to day care won't change a bad parent into a good parent.

So my take on the whole thing (which doesn't mean much since I'm not a parent) is that if parents want to make the choice of staying home and raising their kids they should get some money from the government but that doesn't mean that there shouldn't be a government funded child care system out there for the parents who want to work. So I say let's have a hybrid system.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Derik - The government is funding more daycare spaces in addition to the $1200 per child.

The only ones who will lose out here are the leeches who wanted another Liberal boondoggle.

Derik Foulem said...

Good,

molarmauler said...

It's neat the way the blogosphere unites at times.

I'm so happy that Joel has a recording.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Yes, thanks for mentioning that about Joel at Proud to Be Canadian.

Someday I'm going to sit down and figure out how to do a link in 'comments'. Tried it once and it highjacked me to Microsoft. Yikes!

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Derik - BTW, MM is right about how great it is that bloggers are uniting whatever their partisan stripes. Your post was excellent.

I see you, Zac and (especially) Riley has rays of hope for your party. You guys are able to think outside the box. Congrats to you all, and I thank you for your input.

Anonymous said...

What's 8 hours a day in a socialist training ground going to do for a kid in a bad home anyway Derek?

Derik Foulem said...

Annon, it's going to do absolutely nothing! I fail to see how I hinted it would do anything to help a kid in a bad home. I think I indicated the contrary by stating: "liberals don't seem to realize is that sending a child to day care won't change a bad parent into a good parent. "

Let me make it clearer, day care is not going to fix bad parenting, so the liberals are twice wrong, they insult parents by not relaying their message appropriately and second they don't realize they're not tackling the real problem (if my original assumption is correct).

Also Joanne, it's funny that you assumed I am a Liberal, like it's funny Riley assumed I was NDP when I first posted on his blog.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Derik - Ignore anon. Too many anons in blogs anyway.

Sorry I assumed you were a Grit. My deepest apologies.That was definitely a slanderous label and I am very sorry.

So please reveal your partisanship whatever it is. I am very curious.

Derik Foulem said...

What I am first and foremost is an ignorant idiot. If I'd take partisanship I'd probably realize after a few years why my choice was wrong and then I'd change again only to repeat the process in another 2 to 3 years.

So by realizing my inherent character flaw I instead realize that my views will most likely be proven wrong 90% of the time and will make a decisions on a party based on the information I have at the moment on what they are doing while hoping that my decision will fall into the 10% margin (especially during voting time).

I will also say the the only parties (Liberals, Conservatives, Bloc, NDP and Green) that I have never voted for are the NDP and the Bloc.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Well Derik, then I would say that you are a very humble, open-minded non-partisan who actually listens to the issues and doesn't blindly follow a prescribed ideology.

Very commendable.

Derik Foulem said...

Or just an idiot who doesn't know what he's talking about ;)

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Well, I am drawn more to true humility than arrogance.

molarmauler said...

Steve Janke at AGWN has a suspect for the GO Train hack.
It's a good read.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Thanks, MM. I'll hitch a ride over.