Thursday, February 28, 2008

Beyond frustration

Today is the Second Anniversary of the Caledonia dispute, and my frustration with the McGuinty government has reached its zenith.

First we have the arrogant Aboriginal Affairs Minister Michael Bryant responding to the HDI extortion policy with the following:

"My experience with developers . . . is they didn't just fall off the turnip truck,'' Bryant said. "They know very well what the rules are and the laws are. The only fees that need to be paid are paid to municipalities. That is the law.''

So what the flick does that mean? If they were farmers, then you'd step in and help?

He maintains that "It's up to the police, not the province, to intervene and press charges."

Well everyone who didn't just fall off a turnip truck knows that the OPP has to follow the mandate of the McGuinty Government, which has been so intimidated by a fear of an Ipperwash reoccurrence, that it has effectively castrated Julian Fantino and the OPP in terms of any power to enforce the law regarding native disruptions.

This story alone could take up the whole post, but it's hard on my blood pressure to dwell on it too long.



So we'll move onto Health Minister George Smitherman, who feels the need to announce several times that he's going to wear a diaper to test out the modern incontinence products.

Pull-eeze! Spare us the gruesome mental images and just do something about those poor seniors sitting in their own waste in nursing homes!! We're talking about human dignity here.

And if the Liberals are so into first-hand experiencing of problems, why hasn't McGuinty gone to Caledonia yet? Or Fantino for that matter?



Finally, I am sick and tired of Dalton McGuinty's knee-jerk response of pointing his finger at Ottawa whenever a reporter or taxpayer raises an issue.

For example, he is in shock that the Feds aren't going to bail him out of the manufacturing crisis in Ontario, which Jim Flaherty suggests could be eased somewhat with provincial corporate tax cuts.


McGuinty refutes this suggestion stating:

Mr. McGuinty said it is easy for the federal government to cut taxes because it is awash in cash.

"We're in a slightly different situation here," he said.


No kidding - Because the high costs of a continual policy of appeasement, incompetence and bending over will catch up with you in the end.



He's great at giving out holidays, banning stuff and taking away prayers though.


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Update: Jeff Allan is discussing this issue right now, and suggested in his opening rant that maybe we need UN peacekeepers right here in Ontario. Right on, Jeff!!


Jeff found this remark particularly disturbing:
"We're simply not in a situation in history any longer where Canadian governments are going to dictate solely to First Nations how and what is going to be done on First Nations land,'' Detlor said.

John Tory was just on and said we shouldn't be negotiating while these extortion tactics continue.

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RESOURCES:

Expositor
- Caledonia at a glance. Excellent history of the whole sad story. Check out the $$$.

Spectator - No going back. First of a three-part series.

Friday Update: Spectator - $54 million: Total cost of Caledonia dispute.

On McGuinty's finger-pointing solutions - Flaherty wins allies in Ontario attack (Globe)

15 comments:

Caveat said...

So, is Smitherman finally admitting that he's a big baby?

Does Bryant think expressions such as 'turnip truck' get him street cred with the hicks in the sticks, ie, 50 miles west of TO? I'm sure all those professors, businessmen, nurses and others who live in Caledonia were as happy as a hog in the mudbath to hear those words.

Dalton reminds of a spoiled teenager - time to grow up and deal with his own problems, stop playing the Feds like a slot machine - or maybe Dalton is regressing and wearing a diaper too. Somebody give him a pacifier so he'll stop talking. Please.

Great post, you're cute when you're mad!

Anonymous said...

Dalton McGuinty's cabinet ministers are the most incompetent bunch in Ontario's history. And yet the people of Ontario elected these utter failures. Says something about Ontarians, something very unflattering. I really congratulate the voters who elected such shining examples of ineptitude as Smitherman and Bryant - they deserve a big round of applause from everyone, for being able to breathe independently notwithstanding their severe mental impairment.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Great post, you're cute when you're mad!

You wouldn't say that if you saw the smoke coming out of my ears. ;)

My husband knows enough to stay far away when I get like this.


stop playing the Feds like a slot machine

I must remember that one!

Anonymous said...

Extortion is either against the law, or it isnt.
Trespass is either against the law, or it isnt.
Perhaps someone in the Government could clarify.
-Lee-

Joanne (True Blue) said...

I really congratulate the voters who elected such shining examples of ineptitude as Smitherman and Bryant

Not too many of those lemmings in Caledonia, I would suspect.

Bruce from Cambridge said...

McGuinty is a master at blaming others for his failures and broken promises. No doubt Smitherman is the worst Health Minister since the Rae days

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Lee, it is quite apparent that the natives in Ontario are not subject to Canadian law. In fact, Aaron Detlor made that statement himself:

"We're simply not in a situation in history any longer where Canadian governments are going to dictate solely to First Nations how and what is going to be done on First Nations land,'' Detlor said.

Fantino's and McGuinty's lack of action implies acquiescence to this belief.

OMMAG said...

"No kidding - Because the high costs of a continual policy of appeasement, incompetence and bending over will catch up with you in the end."

That was good for a coffee soaked keyboard...... :)

Joanne (True Blue) said...

That was good for a coffee soaked keyboard......

How many is it that I owe you now?

paulsstuff said...

Why don't they get all those members of the Ontario Cricket Club who got a million$ to go into Caledonia with their cricket rackets. Last one standing gets the next provincial grant.

Anonymous said...

If Georgie is soo into first hand experience get him to spend time in a hospital ER!!
That's so wierd and ...well I wonder what his partner thinks about the diaper thing?

Greg said...

That feeble minded twit McGuinty used Ipperwash to get elected the first time, vindictively launched an inquiry to try to place direct blame on Harris (which didn't work). In the end the stupid, useless, lying, turd for brains idiot managed to hancuff himself from ever protecting anyone, who is being held hostage by any native band anywhere in Ontario, ever. That misguided, moronic, addled pated, moronic buffoon actually encouraged more of such incidents to occur.

Greg said...

Other than that I'm sure he's a nice guy.

Greg said...

Ooops, I forgot the fact that this movie serial killer look alike, not up for the job, hypocritical, overly politically correct, dip stick (did I mention serial liar), is much too prone to banning stuff that marginally intelligent people (ie not liberals) are perfectly capable of using within reasonable tested proven methodologies.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

lol! Thanks for the laugh, Greg. Your rant is much better than mine.