Saturday, November 29, 2008

Conservative counter attack

The Tory talking point express will soon hit the airwaves and print media in a counter-offensive. These are the facts, the coalition with Bloc support represent 56 or so % of the electorate to the Tories 37.6%. And since every Green I've spoken to will be glad to see the end of Harper the % is closer to 62. That is a mandate in itself much more potent than Harper's phony mandate to govern as if he was supported by the majority of Canadians. The coalition will represent the majority in ways Harper never - ever - will. Canada was created by a coalition government cobbled together by Sir John A, it was called the Liberal-Conservative (not Reform-Conservative as Harper once argued).
The Cons lied about everything in the last election and now they want to hold Dion to account for ruling out a coalition with Layton. They ask what this will do to the economy ? This isn't going to anything to the economy except improve it, since the Tories have been lying about the economy since last summer and don't want the coalition to see how badly they have been lying. This Con government is the last stand of fascism in Canada, that's why this is a revolution. Let them spew the same line all over Canadian airwaves and throughout the print media. Harper blew it, and the Con is over.

Support the Revolution

I just created a Facebook Group 'I Support Coalition Government in Canada' look me up and join. I want to prove that the 62% of Canadians who do not support Harper support the Coup. If you're not on Facebook, email me at and I'll send you an email link. The Con is over.

Friday, November 28, 2008

How the Day of the Coalition has Evolved

An early overview here, who knows who it was spun by and why, but seemingly informative.

CTV Experts

Former perts acting as talking heads for the Conservative T V network throw water on coalition talks and, on cue, poo poo its survival. Right wing media falling down/ falling down/ right wing media falling down/ my fair lady-o.

Condogs howl

The Condogs are howling. and because they know so little about Canadian or British constitutional history, they think that a coalition defeating a government is an affront to democracy. It's not it's as old as parliament.

The Coalition speaks

“In light of the government’s failure to recognize the seriousness of Canada’s economic situation and its failure in particular to present any credible plan to stimulate the Canadian economy and to help workers and businesses in hard-pressed sectors such as manufacturing, the automotive industry and forestry, this House has lost confidence in this government and is of the opinion that a viable alternative government can be formed within the present House of Commons.”

The Bloc and Us

In the election, Duceppe told the country that he was willing to work with an environmentally focused coalition because it would be good for Quebec. Unlike Harper Duceppe appears to be a man of his word, some things matter more than politics, like the economic-ecological disaster we're sliding towards while Harper plays power games.

The Cons may have 143 seats

but the Coalition represents a portending 44.44% of the popular vote, and if even one Green was appointed to Cabinet most Greens will believe the Coalition represents 51.22% of the electorate if not of parliamentary seats. The House would have to be kept out of the hands of the Tories with the help of the Bloc who represent 9.98% of the Canadian electorate and 49 seats, so that the coalition, supported by the Bloc and with one Green would represent over 61.2% of the electorate and have the majority support of 155 parliamentarians. Without an appointed Green, but with the support of the Bloc they would still represent 54.42% of the electorate and still have more than 60% of the goodwill of the nation. The Coalition could be further strengthened with a progressive Conservative Cabinet member or two to represent voters in the centre right.

Tories cave

Dilbert Harper and Lack of Common Sense Flaherty have backed down on gutting the other parties, I say drop the government anyway over the ridiculous do nothing financial update.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

The Stunned One

our PM has so little idea of what he's doing, so little understanding of how little Canadians like or respect him, so lacking in anything resembling a master plan that only disciples like Christian Cons might think he actually has one. Stephen Dilbert Harper deserves to fall into disgrace.
Somebody say amen.

Drop this government like a stone

and let Harper disappear into history. Defeat the bill, form the coalition and take it to the GG and dump these neo-corporatist right wing fanatics forever.

Tory's pretend to democratic Reform

Harper and his Mike Harris goonboy finance minister Flaherty just love pretending to be egalitarian reformers, while continuously working to make Canada a better place for Tar Sands democracy. The new ploy is to eliminate the subsidy Canadian political parties receive to keep our democracy out of the hands of oligarchical financiers.
Lies and pretense are the web and woof or Harper's political soul.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Obama's America

It's already becoming apparent from his choice of economic advisors that Obama's bipartisan healing message is really designed to close the open wounds in the American psyche as quickly as possible, the tragedy is, that he and the Democrats refuse to clean the wounds first, the corruption that was Bush-Cheney, and the crimes against their constitution and against humanity will be bandaged over in the name of national unity, which will do nothing to genuinely restore America's reputation, and which will eventually lead to the eruption of an even more virulent form of the neo-fascism that was Bush Cheney. But ain't that America. Obama is a reaction, not a revolution.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Canadians know what Harper is:

they knew he had no word of honour they could rely on. But they voted for him anyway, because just when Ontarions had begun to realize that Harper had defamed Dion the polls began recording a shift to a possible Liberal minority. But then CTV released the tape of Dion's seeming confusion about the economy when he gave his three-peat answer. And over the last weekend the master Harperers regained strength and along with the corporatist media chains - that are now collapsing around us - they then used the tape to allege that Dion didn't know what to do about the economy so how could be trusted. Dion's first answer, was to do 5 things first and quickly for the economy. 5 things for which Dion was then ridiculed by the Harperer and his war-rooms of Con dogs, so that the improbable but emerging Lib minority was bludgeoned out of existence. Mr. Harper has of course since done all five things that Dion said he would do the first time Dion answered the question. Harper has just done it more slowly, like a bewildered man, like an opportunist looking for a landing place, and looking - to me - for all the world like a man who has no clue about much and never really had, which is why he appeared to be somewhere else during the debates: I call it the Harper doze-daze, while for some, like all good TV-engineered Anywhere North Americans, without sense of history, amoral rather than immoral, his dispassion is both medium and message, to me much like reflections of the banality of an urbane demonic electromagnetic manageriat designed to keep them and him almost calm and almost cool in the face of their evolving terror, transfixed, dispossessed souls barely listening to what is being said, trying not to watch the beast slouching towards them, ready to say anything, or nothing.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Stephen Dilbert Harper

To me, this is the defining photo of Vice-President PM Stephen Dilbert Harper, born-again Just Society Trudeau-manian, waiting for the Big O to provide interesting times for him to live in.

VP-PM Harper Spins

the avoidance of protectionist measures and markets to keep the old economy turning it's stayed course, driven by open trader and investment regimes who V.P.H thinks should remain the "engine" for lowering world poverty, maintaining growth and providing employment... except the old school corporatists haven't lowered world poverty, the growth they maintain is cancerous, and the employment is becoming increasingly more like wage servitude managed by Dilbert. It's Tory democracy again, let the servants vote because they think their best interests are voting for their master's best interests.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Canada To Remain Open

for international stock market bargain hunters. Get your deal here, the Canadian people don't have the cash, so buy our assets, their cheap: so the Cons will keep the aisles clear to insure the invisible sleight-of-hand marketeers leave nothing up our sleeves.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Canada vs. Kyoto and the World

So now that Obama is intent on bringing America back from the edge of its neo-corporatist Bush League nightmare by moving the States back into the fold of Kyoto Accord, it looks like Canada and Harper's Tories are the only Bush League team left in the world.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Poor CTV

Gee Conservative media in this country are taking a beating these days, CanWest-Global- National Post is tanking and now CTV is facing falling ad revenues, could be the recession, could be their election biases.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Peter MacKay's word

Wow Peter MacKay, whose word is worthless as he proved when he betrayed David Orchard as is that of his equally word worthless boss Vice President Harper, wants the press and thus Canadians to take his word for what is going on in the closed door discussions at the Confest. Don't think so Peter.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Auto Industry incompetence

For over thirty years the "Big Three" did nothing about the need to produce energy- efficient cars: they killed the domestic auto industry in the process, and now like most corporate malfeasance it's about to be rewarded with bailouts "to protect jobs."
Capitalism is degenerate, much like in Plato's "Republic" where republican decay is a consequence of the pursuit of private property and profit. The destruction of community good, and the falsification of Common Sense by neo-corporatists is at the root of this degeneracy. The State is not the answer. The people are: government as credit unionism: chartered rights and freedoms in which there is no such thing a good corporate citizen, because corporations are not citizens but legal fictions: entities that pursue private property and profit at the expense of all else, especially actual citizens.

Harper still Bush League

The Cons are desperate for you to believe otherwise, but Vice President Harper continues to align his policies with the worst President ever. No need to re-regulate the markets, it's not the fault of greed and rapacious corporatism, it's just a market realignment, much like saying that rape isn't intentional, just a realignment of power. My guess is that Cheney and his friends did exceptionally well in the realignment of power in the wake of the financial collapse: the rich got richer, the middle class got poorer, and the poor, well it's best not to think about them, it's their fault for being poor anyway.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Right wing media collapse

The Can-West-Global-National Post media conglomerate that has spun neo-corporatist dogma into the minds of Canadians for the last several elections is beginning to fall apart: good riddance to bad rubbish. Now if only CTV starts biting the dust, then maybe we can escape the cycle of Lack of Common Sense Reaction that has dominated conservativism in this country for decades. The destruction of independent media is one of the reasons we get so little intelligent debate or investigative reporting, it's like shopping in a mall, same mall everywhere in the country, same corporations, same mindset, same dull plogging. Free enterprise Now !

Free Trade being revisited

It could be that the corporate free trade deal will soon be re-opened by Obama, which could result in the necessity of Canada re-thinking it's commitment to corporate globalism. A global Fair Trade deal is the best offense and a strong bout of localism is the best defense as far as I'm concerned: it's the only way to create genuine economic stability. In fact, the whole matter of national defense should be founded like the internet, on interconnected hubs of local self-sustaining power, with a global outreach where it require. Corporatism needs to die the death it was supposed to have died after its defeat in world war two.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The 2nd American Republic

It would appear that with the election of Barak Obama, America has entered the life cycle of the 2nd American Republic.

Money Votes Green

It looks like all those news agencies that ignored the economics of global warming so as to not disturb VP elect Stephen Harper's campaign against Dion, a man his Cons paid those selfsame news companies alot of money for air time and space so they too could benefit from character assassinating the Liberal leader: those "journalists" will now have to start reporting that Harper's and their con was a lie because it turns out that the economic argument really is in fact an environmental one, and that the banking crisis is puny compared to the economic consequences of what will happen to life as we know it on the planet if we don't do something about green house gas emissions much sooner than later.

Vice Pres. Harper keeps implementing Dion's Plan

The man without a clue keeps implementing Dion's rescue plan for the ecnonomy, including speeding up infrastructure spending.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Tar Sands

So if the US ends up relying on oil from the environmentally disastrous tar sands project, while pursuing an agenda of independence on foreign oil does that mean that Canada is not a foreign country but part of the domestic American market ? Harper appears to hope so.

Harper:northern US VP

There is an idea floating around that Harper is now free of George Bush as an albatross and thus free to become his own man. My guess is that Harper, while a conservative republican ideologue, is also a man in constant search of someone with pragmatic ideas since he has none of his own. Everything Harper is doing about the economy now was what Dion said he would do in the first answer he gave to CTV's garbled question. Harper is a follower, not a leader, and the politics he follows most are American politics. Once he followed Bush, now he is now following Obama. We need a PM who does not think of himself as the American VP of Canada.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Lib's galvanizing

But around what ? Above all I want a Liberal Party committed to enshrining water rights in the Charter.

Libs: take the train to BC

Of course there will a time problem for Libs who might try to travel by rail to BC for the Party convention in April, but for those who could take the time to ride the train - a specially chartered one even - that picked up delegates along the way, then the Party would actually enter its convention on a roll, having garnered media attention, delegate bonding, and lots of discussion. They could always fly home afterwards. A cross Canada trip together might just be a way of unifying the party, and who cares if Elizabeth May just used a train to campaign in, it was a good idea, trains are less expensive and have smaller environmental footprints than planes. It would certainly make history.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Harper Crashes through the Arts Again

Saving our economy from the brink by canceling the National Portrait Gallery is apparently even more foolish than it sounds.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Water Rights battle won in Ohio

Water rights were an issue in Akron during the US election:the people voted against the privateers who had been running the system and thus returned the city's supply to public control.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Harper pretends to care about the climate

Wow, it turns out that the reason Harper helped destroy climate change efforts wasn't because he thinks climate change is a socialist plot, but because there was no way Harper could have acted sooner, for the simple reason that George Bush wouldn't let the Cons act. Now that Obama's in, Harper is apparently greener than Elizabeth May and raring to act. Hypocrisy is as hypocrisy does.

Bush League America all but over

All that's left for Bush and Cheney to do now is to shred as much evidence of their malfeseance as they can before they hand over power on January 20 and the police show up at their door. I'm not an Obamaniac, but I'm certainly glad the neo-fascists have been routed to the south. The American empire is dead, and maybe they can create a functioning society now that the republicans have been outed. The world just became a safer place, without the uber-terrorists in the White House. I wish America luck, and perhaps someday I'll even be willing to cross the border again... someday.