Sunday, June 10, 2007

Things even I wouldn't dare to say

Paul Jackson sure doesn't mince words in his opinion of the OLO. (H/T National Newswatch)


Update: Sandy has a much more mature POV.

O.K. It seems that according to some of my Conservative friends, Paul Jackson is in the wrong here. Mr. Jackson, please describe the actions and not the person. I'd love to be able to read his email today though.


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Monday Update: Susan Riley of the Ottawa Citizen compares Peter MacKay to a 'cockroach'.:

Accosted by reporters, he scurried away like a cockroach when the lights go on.


Nice.

Tuesday Update: According to the Star, Harper is a poodle. Well, that's better than a cockroach.

42 comments:

Jeff Davidson said...

jackson's column is poorly written and contains no substance. there is no critical analysis of dion's policies to be found. jackson sounds off regularily at all things liberal and lacks any shred of credibility due to his feverish partisanship.

obviously he is free is disagree with dion's positions but it's not clear that he knows what they are. this column is simply hateful.

it's the kind of response that many canadians expect from conservatives are partly answers why harper is stalled in the low to mid 30's in polls.

it may play to the uber-cons that read the calgary sun but to the 30 million canadians who don't live in calgary, it simply seems childish and mean-spirited.

Anonymous said...

Well Jeff, it's unfortunate that your fragile liberal feelings are hurt. It's true that Jackson's column articulates truths that are rarely seen in print but that's only because the media in Canada is dominated by the left and the looney extreme left.

I am one of the 30 million Canadians not living in Calgary and am appreciative that Jackson has openly and accurately presented the plight of anglophones living in Quebec. No where else in Canada is bigoted and discriminatory behaviour and actions so easily tolerated, nevermind legislated.

wilson said...

But it is ok for Greg Weston, in todays column, to refer to the Government of Canada as:
'Wacked-out in Wonderland, Stephen Harper and his fabled brain drain'

To me, that's the dressed up version of 'idiots and fools'.
But Conservatives have been slammed with dressed up language of 'idiots and fools' for many years. So we should turn the other cheek.
Travers is the master in anti-Con lingo.

''it's the kind of response that many canadians expect from conservatives are partly answers why harper is stalled in the low to mid 30's in polls.''

Right Jeff, and the Liberals are stalled where? Give it a rest.
Canadians may not want to give PMSH a majority, yet, but they also don't want the Liberals back in power.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Wilson, thanks for mentioning that Weston article. I hadn't had a chance to read it up until now.

I guess only Liberal pundits are allowed to use name calling. The government of Canada being called a Brain Drain. Well, Garth Turner called Harper a Political Whore and got away with it.

Jeff Davidson said...

wlison's attitude is a helpful glimpse into the conservative mindset. a group of individuals used to looking in from outside, perpetual opposition.

i suppose it's good to understand one's lot in life.

paulsstuff said...

Maybe Jackson is wrote the article because he's miffed he never got invited to Dion's Christmas party.(Sarcasm On)

You figure it out Jeff.

"obviously he is free is disagree with dion's positions but it's not clear that he knows what they are. this column is simply hateful."

Like most Canadian's, he has no idea what Dion's policies are. He won't tell us. At least that's what they us at Garth Turner's blog. Liberal's won't tell us their policies because they are saving them for an election.

Calgary Junkie said...

Jackson is clearly talking about Dion's political smarts. Nobody really cares if Dion was a good sociology professor, or whatever it was he did in a previous life.

As such, Jackson is bang on in his analysis. I mean, how stupid is it for any politician, let alone the leader of a major political party to say that Bert Brown wasn't good enough to sit in the Senate and represent Albertans ?! And that he could have picked someone better ?!
Unbelievable condescension and arrogance.

This is the equivalent of Trudeau giving BCers the finger at Salmon Arm. The difference is that Trudeau knew he was loathed in the West, had written us off, and was just playing to his audience back in the East.

Dion seems to live in some kind of Alice-in-Wonderland world, where the Liberals make a comeback in Alberta under his leadership. One only needs to look at the quality of Liberal candidates that usually run here to see how hopeless it is for the LPC. At least Alberta will provide Dion with a large quota of female candidates.

Most of the MSM glosses over Dion's many shortcomings as a leader. One of their motivations is to make the next election as much of a horse-race as possible. Hence, they prop Dion up like a father putting training wheels on their child's two-wheel bike. Jackson is correct to call a spade a spade and let the electoral chips fall where they may. Like Harper, Jackson does not suffer fools gladly. And by any political yardstick, Dion is a complete fool.

Jeff Davidson said...

the real facts of the matter are plain and painful to those in alberta. whether dion is the sweetheart of the rockies or not is irrevelant.

the liberals don't need to make a comeback in alberta to defeat harper. harper, however, needs to convince ontario that he's not the sneaky neo-con many suspect he is.

Anonymous said...

"it may play to the uber-cons that read the calgary sun but to the 30 million canadians who don't live in calgary, it simply seems childish and mean-spirited. "

But Jeff, Jackson writes for the CALGARY Sun, which is an ALBERTAN newspaper, so i guess he knows his audience. Or are you trying to say that people in the Centre of the Universe actually read newspaper columns from the sticks, let alone care about what they say ???

Gayle said...

"Jackson is bang on in his analysis."

What analysis would that be? All I saw was a bunch of name calling (contrasted with Weston, who actually did do an analysis).

"...how stupid is it for any politician, let alone the leader of a major political party to say that Bert Brown wasn't good enough to sit in the Senate and represent Albertans ?!"

Bert Brown - whose biggest claim to fame is the "Triple E Senate or Bust" plowed into his cornfield. The man "elected" by a small percentage of Albertans (a fact Jackson ignores in his "analysis"), because most of us, including me, completely ignored that useless waste of time and money exercise that was the senate election.

For years and years Albertans have been complaining about the fact the federal liberals have been ignoring us. Now we have the leader of the federal liberals who in the short time he has been leader has visited Alberta more times than our PM has in the past 18 months in an attempt to learn about Alberta in order to address our issues, and you complain about that too? Do you even know what he says about Alberta? I know it is going to be difficult for the liberals to gain any ground in Alberta, but I give the man credit for coming here and making the attempt, rather than ignoring us as so many who came before have done. It is particularly politically courageous when he knows he faces such brilliant analysis of his shortcomings as that found in Jackson's column. I mean, just how does one respond to the highly intelligent remark that he is a "fool", a "twerp" and a "twit". Well done Mr. Jackson, well done...

Anonymous said...

Tango Juliette sez:

I'm truly dissappointed, but not at all surprised, to read that many who oppose the Liberals and/or who support the Conservatives, seem to lack the stomach for the battle we find ourselves smack-dab in the middle of.

Sound like a bunch of liberalLaytonLite appeasers on the world stage.

We've learned our lessons well:

Only the Conservatives, the right, the religious, the straight, the white, the anglos, the self-reliant, the hard-working entrepreneurial individualists are liable for public riducule, name-calling, invectives, walk-up-in-your-face, slow and methodical, day-in-day-out, smearing, innuendo and vitriol. Nothing drive-by,in the way they put a smack-down on anybody.

Only THEY can accuse US of being Fascists, Nazis, Racists, dim-bulb fools, vicious and insesitive beasts, neanderthals and control freaks, and anything else they might want to come up with to make the non-leftoid, non-lib Canadians appear to be the "THEM," the accepted outcasts, the approved and much-hated enemies of THEIR leftist manufactured Statist society.

I suspect that soon, soon the only guns permitted in Canada could easily be the ones licensed out to the select few, for the main purpose of gunning down Conservatives in the streets.

Because, after all, we're all evil. We all have a terrible, dark and sinister hidden ABushian R3epublican agenda, we are the non-creative barbarians and there is no place for any of us in THEIR Canada.

Quit back-tracking! Stand up on your hind legs.

And don't ever dare forget:

The only good Liberal, is an arrested, convicted and incarcerated liberal, voted out of office, for many consecutive decades, far into the future.

If you're not sure what it is exactly that you stand for, you'll more than likely fall for just about anything, including their lies that only they are permitted to, in fact, liberally-entitled to, rip apart any designated opponent, through any form of manipulation of any and all media and events.

When you're ready to fully surrender your nation to the liberal, I suggest you carry on apace, as you seem to have started. The process of subservience and submission is begun by whining and moaning about how un-nice it is for some Bow-River pundit to write nasty and vicious things about the leader of the official opposition. That ought to get that evil and corrupt gang of thugs well back on the path to the Governing side of the House. If that's really what you mean, if that's really what you want.

Martin's earlier campaign ads failed primarily because he painted us out to be ogres, when in fact we sound like a sheepish flock of wooly headed wusses.

What he should have been advertising is something like "...spineless people, on our streets, here in Canada, their surrender-white flags of appeasement, in their sweaty little hands. We're not making this up. They really don't have the guts for the battle."

No guts, no glory.

No guts = Tyranny and corruption ultimately prevail.

Stop leading with your bluddy chins! Or throw in the towel. Now.

cioa, hogs and kisses,

tj

typos, errors and omissions excepted

Anonymous said...

TangoJuliete sez:

Correction:

Ignore the encoding.

Where ". . . ABushian R3epublican . . . "

READ: "Bushian Republican"

De-coder ring to jw09134ui5kfvu.

tj

Anonymous said...

I would not call anyone an idiot unless I knew beforehand they scored below the required IQ to be classed as such. But I do call Dion a fool for his politics.

I am from Ontario, yet I know he cares nothing about Alberta. He said he will make enhancing bilingualism a priority if he becomes PM. Oh sure, bilingualism will a hit in Calgary. (sarcasm)

Jackson called it the way he sees it. Kinda like the majority of Albertans.

Gayle said...

anon - are you aware of the large number of francophone communities in Alberta? Are you aware that most bilingual school programs are full and have a waiting list?

There may be many reasons why Albertans do not want to vote liberal, but the policy on bilingualism is not high on the priority list, one way or the other.

You just sound like some person from Ontario telling us what we should think is important....again. As I said, at least Dion is making an effort to learn about our issues.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Only THEY can accuse US of being Fascists, Nazis, Racists, dim-bulb fools, vicious and insesitive beasts, neanderthals and control freaks, and anything else they might want to come up with to make the non-leftoid, non-lib Canadians appear to be the "THEM," the accepted outcasts, the approved and much-hated enemies of THEIR leftist manufactured Statist society.

I can't wait for the next MDL and CBC Politics Brawd-cast. I'm going to see how many times these guys call Harper et al names.

Anonymous said...

Alberta's population is 3.3 million. The Association Canadienne fran├žaise de l'Alberta's (ACFA) web site states there are 65,000 francophones in Alberta. So how significant will be bilingualism as a priority province wide. You do the math.

I agree there are tons of reasons not to vote Liberal. Bilingualism is one of Dion's priorities therefore it is relevant.

In no way did I remotely suggest how Albertans should think. My comments are only my opinion as an observer looking in. Is this not allowed?

Gayle said...

My point, anon, is that you are guilty of doing the same thing you accuse Dion of doing - determining what issues will or will not be important to Alberta. You claim that somehow the bilingualism issue will not "play" here. I suggest you really do not know anything about us and your prejudice is showing. Albertans are not a bunch of red-necked hicks. There are real issues that we find are important. I highly doubt there are many Albertans who will allow bilingualism to determine their electoral choice at the next election.

Alberta has a booming economy that is almost entirely reliant on the oil and gas industry. Alberta is facing a huge economic collapse at some point unless we can diversify (something Dion wants to address). While on one hand we enjoy the benefits from the oil boom, most of us are concerned about the huge environmental impact the oil industry has on our province (all you have to do is look at photos from the tar sands to see what this industry is doing to our beautiful wilderness).

Somehow I think these issues will be more important to the majority of Albertans than whether or not our country is bilingual.

Candace said...

"Alberta is facing a huge economic collapse at some point unless we can diversify (something Dion wants to address). "

And the federal gov't can address economic diversity in Alberta how? By moving a RCA centre here?

Or maybe by making sure that federal contracts for military aircraft maintenance are managed fairly across the country, rather than staying in Quebec?

Calgary Junkie said...

Gayle: "Now we have the leader of the federal liberals who in the short time he has been leader has visited Alberta more times than our PM has in the past 18 months ..."

The more Albertans see of Dion, the better. And not JUST because he can be counted on to say more dumb things (like he told the Calgary Herald a few months ago that higher gasoline prices would be a "good thing"). But also because then Dion would be spending LESS time working his home turf in Quebec and Ontario.

So there's a good reason Harper doesn't drop by here that much. His time is better spent elsewhere. Like, for example, recruiting high profile candidates in Quebec. And they don't have to be female either.

BTW, how is Dion's recruiting of candidates in Quebec coming along ? Can we expect a massive number of women from there too ?

It must be embarassing when those people (Quebecers) who know Dion best think so poorly of him as a leader. It's kind of like how hardly any Liberal MPs initially supported Dion's leadership. What do all these insiders know about Dion that the Liberal rank and file haven't figured out yet ?

Could it be, gasp, that DION IS NOT A LEADER ?

Gayle said...

CJ - there are people, like you, who will never vote liberal. Dion is not trying to get your vote.

If you have been paying any attention at all over the past 20 years (assuming you are old enough) then you know that the liberals have only paid lip service to Alberta during that time period. Dion is not going to change the voting patterns here all by himself, but it IS a process, and one that people will begin to notice, despite the Paul Jacksons of the world who choose to highlight small parts of his speeches and ignore the parts that will appeal to Albertans.

Of course Harper does not have to campaign here. The conservatives really have not campaigned here for several years, for the same reason the liberals haven't - because Albertans traditionally vote like a pack of lemmings.

As for the rest of your post...sigh. Whatever. You people need new material. In any event, this post is about Dion in Alberta and not in Quebec - though I understand why changing the topic appeals to you. Kind of like changing it to Afghanistan might appeal to me. It does not make your comments relevant though.

Calgary Junkie said...

Gayle: "You people need new material."

Okay, here you go. Something I posted at Andrew Coyne ...

Is it too early to call Dion a "G-8 denier" ?

Anonymous said...

Tango Juliette sez:

Along with all the rest of the bumph and baffle-gab emanating from the Liberal Bunker, comes the laughable notion of DeYawn being a champion of, along with countless other vital things -- Bilingualism!!

How odd then, idinnit, that this wise and educated gent, never truly got around to trying to handle the fundamentals of one of the TWO Official Languages of Canada, until quite late in his life.

The first part of his life was dedicated to separatism, so there was "no need for that dreaded anlgo-crap. We`re going to run them all out of OUR country, n`est-ce-pas?"

Then, a decade or more as a Minister of the Crown, and still, NO H'English?

Merde!!

Now he's the leader of a rogue band of torturing thieves, and now, NOW, bilingualism is vitally h'important to him, and to the nation, eh??

meh! not so much, I don't think.

It is a bunch of quackery and flim-flammery, mes-enfants.

Canada is NOT officially bi-lingual. Quebec is unilingually Francophone. Most of the provinces and territories have made some concessions to heritage languages, French and Acadian included.

And no, sorry, but at this exact moment I do not recall the name of the language spoken by our Acadian neighbours. Bec? Flic? aomwrhing like that.

New Brunswick is the only truly, honest to gosh, bilingual part of this great land of ours.

If Bilingualism was half the priority Dion claims it is, he would have been twice as fluent in English as Harper is in French. Forty years ago.

But there you go. The Libs, long-standing, and Jean-Guys come lately, talk a great game, and the sheeple seem to swallow that hook.

BTW. As a polyglot Montreal-born Canuckistanian, who has been posted and lived in just about every province and territory in Canada,I can honestly put your minds to rest about Alberta, BC Sask and Manitoba as well, being quite bilingual.

West of Nipigon, the language of my ancestors is, in deed and in fact, the official second language of the Canadian West. You can order your cabbage rolls and varrennyky in Ukrainian anywhere out there. And in Cree, Ojibway, Blackfoot and West Coast Salish, as well, if you can handle the mind-cramping froam all that language shifting.

As for the name calling? Michael Harris in some Ottawa paper referred to the PM as Bush's blue-eyed parrot. You know that`ll be popping up a lot.

Fight. Or be over-run.

hank said...

Paul Jackson is an idiot and a partisan hack. His opinions are of no significance whatsoever.

john demerais said...

sometimes i almost hope that we would get another liberal government . i don't think it would take long for alberta to separate.nothing would please me more than to have to look in foreign newspapers or television to read some of the we know best attitude that comes from ontario and the east or danny whining williams for that matter.

Gabby in QC said...

Gayle at 01:31:00 PM EDT:
"You just sound like some person from Ontario telling us what we should think is important....again."

Gayle at 03:57:00 PM EDT
"The conservatives really have not campaigned here for several years, for the same reason the liberals haven't - because Albertans traditionally vote like a pack of lemmings."

Is it me? Isn't there some contradiction in those two statements?
In the first one, "we" don't need anyone to tell "us" what to think.
In the second, Albertans have no mind of their own.

So which is it?

paulsstuff said...

"Of course Harper does not have to campaign here. The conservatives really have not campaigned here for several years, for the same reason the liberals haven't - because Albertans traditionally vote like a pack of lemmings."

As compared to the sheep in the GTA who vote Liberal even when they get caught stealing fom the sheep?

Gayle said...
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Gayle said...

There is no contradiction. The first comment was directed to the uneducated notion that Albertans are red-necked bufoons - the kind who would actually consider bilingualism an important reason to not vote for Dion.

The second comment was describing the fact that Albertans have voted conservative for as long as I can remember. The REASON we vote conservative has to do with the NEP, and the perception that the liberals are not interested in winning our vote.

And paul - who was talking about Toronto??? Does the fact that Toronto tends to go liberal change the fact that Alberta tends to go conservative?

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Sorry about the comment moderation folks. Having trouble with a troll a few threads back.

Mac said...

Gayle, Jeff, really...

It doesn't surprise me to find you both objecting to this so strenuously. Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of Conservatives but lib-bloggers?

Here's a bit of advice I've heard many times from leftists who frequently claim those on the right are "thin skinned" about such comments...

Suck it up and get over yourself.

I'm disappointed to see Jackson resorting to such immature language but I hold conservative journalists to a higher standard... much higher than all the incorrigible leftist scribes who gleefully publish the Liberal Talking Notes daily. From them, I expect such nonsense. From Jackson, I expect better.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Comment moderation off for a while.

Great stuff here.

C.J. - Is it too early to call Dion a "G-8 denier"?

I love it!!!

T.J. - As for the name calling? Michael Harris in some Ottawa paper referred to the PM as Bush's blue-eyed parrot. You know that`ll be popping up a lot.

Excellent point. Sandy fisked Harris just the other day.

Mac - From Jackson, I expect better.

Agreed. It does take away from the argument when someone uses personal attacks to try to make their point.

On the other hand, how far can or should the media go doing this type of thing? Until they are sued? I think their editors should be a bit more careful about sifting out the ad hominems and general crap.

paulsstuff said...

"And paul - who was talking about Toronto??? Does the fact that Toronto tends to go liberal change the fact that Alberta tends to go conservative?"

Gee Gayle, you refer to lemmings for continually voting Conservative, and i mention the Sheep of the GTA who continually vote Liberal. And you fail to see the link?

Let me take it one step further. If the Conservatives were found to have stolen millions from us, the taxpayer, the people of Alberta would be far more likely to throw them out of office. The Liberal's did just that and the sheep still saw fit to vote Liberal.

Hope that explains it better.

PGP said...

The Canadian media are pulling out all the stops over the last few days...expect more shilling for liberal socialist political interests!

As for Jackson! So What? Just the shoe on the other foot ... as Jeffy boy shows us!
To tell the truth I wish more of it were going on! Dion is a fraud and a complete loser. Just the kind of this genius's like Jeff adhere to!

Joanne (True Blue) said...

PGP - I'm not sure about the fraud & loser thing, but Chantel Hebert sure nailed it this morning regarding Liberal chances in Quebec.

PGP said...

Dion is aesthete without any ability to either understand or deal with the real world pretending to be knowledgeable and capable.
He is also an elitist pretending to be a champion of the little guy.

He is the embodiment of a functionary a scold and a complainer pretending to be a leader.

He is a fraud because he pretends to be what he is not.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

He is also an elitist pretending to be a champion of the little guy.

I sure agree with you there. He is definitely not the kind of guy you'd see at Timmy's. I heard he was caught eating a hotdog with a knife & fork!

liberal supporter said...

Only the Conservatives, the right, the religious, the straight, the white, the anglos, the self-reliant, the hard-working entrepreneurial individualists are liable for public riducule, name-calling, invectives, walk-up-in-your-face, slow and methodical, day-in-day-out, smearing, innuendo and vitriol. Nothing drive-by,in the way they put a smack-down on anybody.

Nice try, putting down the detractors by acting like they "hate" everybody.

I am right, I think, though not "right wing".
I am religious.
I am straight.
I am white.
I am anglo.
I am self-reliant.
I am hard-working.
I am entrepreneurial.
I am an individualist.
I am even fairly conservative, but not a Conservative (as in supporter of the CPC).

"Conservative" is the only thing on your list that I am not. I am never subjected to "public riducule, name-calling, invectives, walk-up-in-your-face, slow and methodical, day-in-day-out, smearing, innuendo and vitriol".

If you are subject to these things, it is only because you are a CPC supporter. Don't try to drag me into your corner with all that "inclusiveness". Don't try to claim the CPC speaks for all those things you listed other than Conservatives.

Gayle said...

paul - you need to think things through. I am talking about Alberta, not Toronto. We were not discussing Toronto, so the fact you compare the two, while interesting, is not relevant to the point. The discussion had nothing to do with the fact that the voting patterns in both places are comperable.

That said, Alberta consistently votes for the provincial conservatives, despite the fact that Klein's wife was found to have received a kickback, the evidence that the government owns and operates private jets which are being used for the personal use of Klein and his favoured MLA's, the fact that the government MLA's had weekly parties where companies and individuals were given the opportunity to woo lucrative contracts by "hosting" the parties. It is one of the most corrupt governments in the country - but they are not liberals so they kept winning the election. I can say without hesitation that if something similar to Adscam happened here, they would still win the election.

mac - I think if you read carefully you will see that I barely commented on Jackson's column. Indeed, columns like that hurt Jackson's credibility more than Dion's, given that resorting to name calling generally means you have nothing of substance to say. I hope he keeps it up!

Mac said...

Gayle said... "mac - I think if you read carefully you will see that I barely commented on Jackson's column."

I'm very aware. You decided to turn from the subject of the thread to a rather broad based denunciation of the voting patterns of Albertans. It drew the response you were looking for, of course... heated partisan posturing.

Now you can run and tell all your lib-blogger pals how silly those rightists are and so easy to provoke.

Tell me... do you keep 'score'?

Anonymous said...

Dear Lib-Supporter:

Thanks for the 'food for though' response to something I posted here some time back. To clarify:

One:
This is not an act. I can recognize hatred when confronted by the hateful.

Two:
I am not white, though I might look it.

Three:
I am NOT anglo, though I might sound like it. (my Franco-Quebecois(es) brethern and sisters have taken to labelling me "un maudite allo." Though my pur laine sister-in-law and her whole 350 year old Quebec family, doesn't. I can still get by in a number of other languages, as well. My family name, ending in a "chuk" or a "ski / sky " is usually a puzzling give-away to most lib detractors, who seem to get more than a bit worked up should I ocassionally choose to disagree with them on some vital liberal priciple.

Four:
As a published author, and a successful painter and sculptor, I laugh at the hateful pap fired at anti-liberals, calling their opponents, philistines, 'rednecked yahoos' clearly implied.

As you stated: "If you are subject to these things, (hatred and putdowns) it is only because you are a CPC supporter."

Perhaps. Or maybe it's just because I don't currently support the Liberals in their present corrupt manifestation. But that is never clearly stated. What is always, and openly attacked, are all the other items listed in my original post. Most self-procalimned tolerant liberals, appear to be no more than intolerant hypocrites. Not at all unlike some of those, quite similar in word and deed, found within the conservative ranks, and so, so rightly despised by many.

Most cruddy coins I know of, generally have two sides.


tj

Joanne (True Blue) said...

The only good Liberal, is an arrested, convicted and incarcerated liberal, voted out of office, for many consecutive decades, far into the future.

Tango, I'm taking a lot of flack for letting that comment stand; notably from Mr. Red Tory.

After careful consideration, I'm still letting it stand because it pales in comparison to being called a female body part and other sexually disparaging labels.

Anonymous said...

Tango Juliette sez:

Are little, puggish lib noses out of joint? boohooHOO.

Re: "The only good Liberal, is an arrested, convicted and incarcerated liberal, voted out of office, for many consecutive decades, far into the future."

I guess my question is: Which part exactly is it that troubles the red blue purple gritsters?

Arrested? Convicted? Incarcerated? Voted out of office? For Decades?

They don't like my opposition to the whole 'liberal-entitlement' scheme. Tough noogies. Most Canadians are with me on this.

Like Groucho Marx has said of Doris Day: I knew her before she became a virgin.

Well, I have known the Liberals since before they got caught with their hand in this cookie jar.

Oddly enough, they had it in those cookie jars back then too.

maybe your opponent is really upset with my opening line where I refer to the Grits by saying, "the only good Liberal...?" Dang. that must be it. They are all just SOOO right!! There ain't no good Liberals.

Ah. So sorry, mister red tory et al.

You know, this campaign launched by the Grit followers sounds very familiar. They're going to work their darndest to get people like you to clean up the lingo on your blogs, but will it happen on their side? Dobn't be betting the farm on that eventuality.

This gambit is starting to look mighty familiar to me.
Russia, post commie revolution, took over Ukraine.
Russifiation was at gun-point, with one-way tickets to the gulags, for the liguistically challenged.

Then the Russians took over the educational system of Ukraine. Piece of cake. Eliminated the Ukrainian letter "h" in Ukraine's version of the Cyrlillic alphabet. There is no letter "h" in the Russian version of the cyrillic alphabet. Ergo, Ukraine's history, culture, literature all vanish and everyone suddenly sounded not only Russian, but commie-godless as well.

Ahhhh. . .but the secret powers of little old baboushkas and grannies and young hard-wired Ukie grand-children.

They kept the faith. They preserved the language and then with a few orange scarves, the internet (thanks, al gore)and cellular phones, the downtrodden -- navel deep in snow, regained their tenuous freedom.

The Big Red Machine [there and/or here] can't always keep all of the people downall of the time.

Don't let these libster-spinsters push you around.

BOO - hoo!

and BTW:

The Lanc. Fri. 8pm. $10 each. Blues.GREAT blues. Tim Lee. Daddy Longlegs. An un-named harmonica whiz-phenom from Ottawa.

Looks like non-philistines are welcome as well, 'cause a lot of my friends, some die-hard and rabid life-long Lib operatives and volunteers,2or 3 generations deep,shall be showing up for da tunes, da brews, da burgers, and -- for da vegans in the crowd -- dere is alway da salad plate specials.

t'anks,

tj

and- - - if you think some of the foregoing might upset the sensitivities of the weak stomached, please feel free to
to prettify for their consumption. Anything to keep the peace, eh? I'll let your editing run, if you don't change the gist. I must be logging off for now. Back sometime Thurs.

tj

Sing along with me now, to the tune of the Monty Pytho Lumberjack Song.

I'm a philistine and that's Okay, 'cause I write all night and I paint all day.

I'm a philistine the liberals claim, 'cause to them, all their opponents just look the same.

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