Wednesday, September 26, 2007

That's The Best Warren Can Do?

I think torytube, the Liberal's internet attack thingy, is a good idea. Grest medium to play in.

But their "attack ads" are super lame and have no creativity whatsoever. And this is coming from someone who LOVES attack ads. I welcome the US elections becuase I know that's when they'll roll out the big guns for the idiot box.

However, I have yet to see one "ad" where I'm thinking "oooooohhhh.... right in the ghoolies." Its just a lot of stupid ass voiceovers over crappy computer animation. And Ben Chin should thank his lucky stars that he has a paying gig in the Premier's Office. Those anchor skills got pretty rusty, pretty quick. And get a haircut, darn it!

I've decided Warren K should write a new book: "Sucking Ass in Canadian Politics".

You'd think someone who risked eternal mockery by naming his GR company "Daisy" because he so loved that legendary political ad could dig deep and create something a little more impressive.

Time to find something new to dine off of, boyo. Barney is about out of gas.

Monday, September 17, 2007

CBC Kids

...Is using Bedouin Soundclash as its theme song.

Pretty cool, but I wonder how much of our tax dollars are being spent licensing it.


Friday, September 14, 2007

Double plus bad

Talk about trying to reinvent the language.

I heard Howard Moscoe refer to the proposed land transfer tax as a "land speculation tax".

Gimme a friggin break!

I know a socialist like Moscoe doesn't believe in private ownership, but c'mon.

What a maroon!


CONTEST: Dumbest candidate slogan

So, I've decided to see how, in an attempt to be creative, local candidates are using stupid slogans for their campaign.

We all know how idiotic the NDP's "Get Orange" slogan is (I'm assuming they used that for its almost limitless possibilities for song lyrics and other rhyming mediums).

So, I'll start it off by the ad I saw on the back of a bus in Belleville, ON a couple of days ago. It is from PC candidate Eric DenOuden:

"Building the John Tory Team"

What does that mean? How does that tell you who you are as a candidate? Does that mean your a trained seal? As a voter, why would I care?

Post the best and we will vote on the top 5 and crown a champion!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Ok, Let's Change the Subject....

No, not faith-based school funding. I think we should stop talking about LOSING.

Two articles in the media today:

Top Tory to take blame

LONDON -- John Tory says the buck stops at the top, and he will take full responsiblity if his party goes down to defeat Oct. 10 over his policy on funding for religious schools.
"I have had lots of leadership positions and you know that that's where the buck stops and you have to accept accountability," Tory said at a campaign stop at London's Covent Garden Market, when asked if he'd personally be accountable for the policy.
Some Tory backbenchers are privately expressing alarm over the religious school issue, saying they are getting negative reaction to it at the door.

Ex-Harris minister sees peril for Tory on schools

Sep 13, 2007 04:30 AM
Richard Brennan Staff Reporter

LONDON, Ont.–Progressive Conservative Leader John Tory's policy on funding religious schools may well cost him the Ontario election, says a former provincial Conservative cabinet minister.

Dianne Cunningham, who was colleges and universities minister in the former Mike Harris government, told the Star yesterday that Tory's $400 million promise to provide public funding to faith-based schools is a "very controversial" proposal.

"He has kind of got himself into something. ... He may go down on this but he will go down as a straight shooter," said Cunningham, who was defeated in the 2003 election and is now director of a non-partisan think-tank, the Lawrence National Centre for Policy and Management at the University of Western Ontario."The only positive to come out of this is that people are saying he at least has the guts to say what he is thinking," said Cunningham, who said that she hasn't made up her mind on the issue.

I get it. The buck stops with you. But when you are discussing your possible defeat on the THIRD DAY of the writ, you know its time to change the subject.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

9/11: Do Not Forget

Remember the 3,000+ souls we all lost that day.
Remember why we are in Afghanistan.
Remember what's at stake.

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MMP: Ignore It and It Will Go Away?

It always struck me as odd that there has been so little about MMP and the "other vote" on October 10th in the media over the last several months.

Given that this is a potentially huge change in the way people are elected in Ontario, you'd think there would be more informaiton out there. Someone asked me over the weekend what MMP stands for and I told them I didn't know. Which is true.

However, it may be obvious to most (I'm a little slow on the uptake), but I believe this lack of emphasis is entirely intentional. The Liberals and the PCs both enjoy the status quo, and likely have calculated that if voters don't understand what is before them, they will vote to keep things the way they are. My wife said she's not voting for something someone can't explain in less than 30 seconds (faith based school funding, anyone?). But I digress.

As an aside, the only people who seem to be on this are the lefties - and boy are they fighting hard for this thing. Witness the difference between Q's post on the subject and mine a few weeks back. My headline could have been seen as positive towards MMP and received no comments. Q's was critical and people who have never posted on CH before swarm in to defend the proposed changes. Not surprised they are well organized - online anyway.

Anyway, I think the strategy here is to jsut ignore it and the voters will reject it. That way, McGiggles fulfilled a promise to put the matter to a referendum, but nothing changes.

So, on that vein, I will never raise the subject again.

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Monday, September 10, 2007

Intolerance at its best... matter how Dalton spins it, he is going to come across as an
intolerant idiot who preys upon people's fears.

I predict that this funding of religious schools will be an issue until the
debate at which time John Tory will look straight into the camera and say
"In the interest of fairness and of ensuring that all children are taught
the Ontario curriculum by accredited teachers and subjected to our
standardized testing, just like the children in the public system do and
just like the Catholic children do a John Tory government will extend equal
funding to other faith-based schools. I know it is not a popular idea, but
it is the right thing to do."

And at that point he pulls up the 1998 letter from Dalton to the CJC and
says, "even Dalton agrees with me when he is not pandering to intolerance
and fear."


Pimp of the Opera

I wasn't a fan of his music, but I sure was a fan of how my boy Pavarotti could pull women while looking like an Italian pimp.

That man had a spell on the ladies. Maybe his voice was as big as....

His hat. Or his belly.

RIP, uomo delle signore.

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Our Girl Britney

I had to watch the MTV Video Awards to see what Briney Spears would do.

Yikes! She has really lost her touch.

And I have to say: she looks incredible for having two kids, but she ain't no 18-year old jumping around in a bikini.

Nor should she dress like one.

T-minus 15 minutes until career destruction.

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Wednesday, September 05, 2007

What's Less Than Zero?

I called it "U of Zero" when I went to Carleton.

Still do.

In fact, everyone in Ottawa does.

Gasp! What other mean nicknames does John Tory have for our institutions?

Cartoon U? Ry High?

Is there no end to his meanspiritness????

Just remember folks - this is why regular folks HATE "gotcha" politics. The media may love it, but this is exactly why people think partisan campaigning is stupid.

Because this is absolutely absurd.

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Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Top 3 Reasons to Support John Tory..

1. His wife.
2. Barbara Hackett is married to John Tory.

3. The opportunity to have a smokin' first lady.

Yeah, yeah, she's had work done. Whatever, ladies. Don't care. It working for me, that's for sure!

I have a crush and I don't really care who knows it. She's smart too. Double awesome.

Now, I personally think John gets extra marks for catching (and keeping) a fox like Barbara. Show's he must be worth keeping around. I think it should be worth something electorally - let's say 3 seats.

But how does Barbara measure up to the other spouses?

Teri McGuinty: Not too shabby. Hard working mom & teacher.

Got that wholesome, cute look going on.

I'm down with that.

Shelley Martel: Howie Hampton's main squeeze.
Uh, she has wonderful handwriting.

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