Thursday, December 14, 2006

If I were really blogging

If I were actually planning to do some kind of post today, instead of sticking to my Christmas to-do list, it would be difficult to select just one topic.

For example, there is the buzz about a possible Cabinet shuffle - always great political fodder for those who love to speculate. Rona Ambrose is unlikely to retain her Environment portfolio if that happens. Who will get the nod to replace her?

Then there's Warren Kinsella's amusing little column in today's Post, "The Viral Campaign against Stephane Dion". I just wouldn't know where to begin with this one. According to Mr. Kinsella, it seems that the lyrically-challenged Conservative bloggers have the awesome power to control MSM:

Conservative bloggers -- most of whom couldn't be counted upon to recite the lyrics of O Canada without professional help -- then took up the refrain, regurgitating the anti- Dion talking points with glee.

At that point, the so-called mainstream media had no option but to cover the story, and force Dion to respond.

Did you hear that Canada? We control the press! Merry Christmas Stephen Harper!!! That little tidbit will serve him well in the next election.

What else? Oh yeah! A glimpse into the rationale behind Dalton McGuinty's 25% raise hike just before Christmas:

Sources told CanWest News Service, however, that Mr. McGuinty's change of heart came after Liberal caucus members revolted and demanded a salary hike in keeping with the latest recommendations of the province's integrity commissioner, which reviews MPP's remuneration.

Don't you just love the altruistic dedication and integrity of Ontario politicians?

Of course, I'm not really doing a post here today. Just thinking out loud. Thanks for listening.

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The Warren Kinsella story has taken some interesting twists. Norman Spector seems to be calling our friend Warren the "cancer in Canadian journalism (and politics)".

OK, now. That may be a tad harsh.

Update: Political correctness rears its ugly head again re: Christmas Trees.


Steph said...

Well it's good to see you're not really blogging. ;-)

Maybe Dalton and the MPPs needed some extra cash to be able to get their hands on a Nintendo Wii.

Anonymous said...

Who is Kinsella fooling? He still thinks that the liberals are players. Yeah they are players all right.. da hood knows its own kind.

Gabby in QC said...

Re: Kinsella's "The Viral Campaign against Stephane Dion"

What a selective memory Mr. Kinsella seems to have. Has he forgotten his vitriolic attacks on Stockwell Day during the 2000 election campaign? Or the "referendum" started by Rick Mercer to change Mr. Day's name?

Come to think of it, no, he hasn't forgotten his public ridiculing of Mr. Day and his religious convictions. He's still chuckling at his oh so humorous attack by linking to an article belittling Mr. Day.

It's the same old story. As long as the target is a conservative, anything goes. But if it's a liberal - well, sensitivity is "de rigueur."

liberal supporter said...

We need a "Godwin's law" to be applied whenever someone uses "oh so" in discussion. It is always used to pooh-pooh something.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

L.S. - You are "oh so" right.

(Sorry, but I just couldn't resist!)

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Well it's good to see you're not really blogging. ;-)

Yes, this is only a test. If I were really blogging, you would be required to post a comment. ;)

BTW, I have a feeling those MPPs' kids won't go lacking this Christmas!

Gabby, you don't sound like a big Kinsella fan...

Sometimes I enjoy his rants, but this one is over the top.

Anonymous said...

We need a professional to know the lyrics of O Canada? Being as we watch Question Period (and even have a short form for it (QP) I highly doubt that's true! That passage gave me a good laugh out loud though!

Joanne (True Blue) said...

We need a professional to know the lyrics of O Canada?

Spitfire, more Liberal arrogance, I'm afraid.

Brian said...

At least you still have a blog to ignore.

I was going to do Kinsella today if the blogspot people actually got me a working prototype of a content containing website, alas...

However, the important thing to note about Kinsella, I think, is he's back on team Liberal. Conservatives can no longer consider him an ally.

Nice smear on the whole Conservative blogosphere as well. Now that Kinsella disagrees with us, we are somehow unpatriotic.

Red Tory said...

So, you're not blogging, but just speculating on a cabinet shuffle, attacking the MSM (again), pondering the thoughts of Warren Kinsella and Norman Spector, attacking Dalton McGuinty and lobbing out the "War on Christmas" red meat. Are these things on your "to-do list"? Just wondering.

Anonymous said...

Warren's got his shorts in a knot because his pal Stephee's a Chretienne disciple!

Maybe he thinks he's still on the payroll! Well, maybe he is!

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Are these things on your "to-do list"? Just wondering.

Red, if I were really blogging, I'd be required to post a snarky response. But of course, I'm not. Merry Christmas, Red Tory.

Red Tory said...

And a Merry Christmas to you as well.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

And a Merry Christmas to you as well..

See Virginia? There really is a Santa Claus!

Zac said...

....and a merry festivus for the rest of us.

Anonymous said...

Stand Tall Tories!!!

Of late, I cannot believe the anger tone to libs who post here or in other lanes as they wander about on cruise control..snipe at the ready.

Dion had to be called on his duel citizenship...he really did. He did the damage with his comments and flip flopping...not us.

Could Mr. Kinsella be more obvious or what?!!!

Onward and Upward..we never stop.