• batb

    GR-8 graphic, Stephen! It took me back a long, long time–to when I believed in Fairy Tales.

    Dion must be wondering, “Where's the Blue Fairy when ya need her?” (I thought I saw him poking his head out of the bed covers between Figaro and Geppetto…)

  • Liz J

    The Liberals are in denial, deep denial at that. However, it's not stopping their extreme desperation which is coming out in the form of histrionics and outright lies.
    Several of their operatives have been repeating the outrageous lie, the government is in deficit and they're getting away with it in too many cases by a gleeful media.

    Poor old Senator Smith, he better take a long break and go figure out what's going on in his party. He can start with getting into the present and have a chat with Rae who's been delving into histrionics. Talking about the past and lying about the present is telling us they really have nothing to contribute and deserve a resounding trouncing.

  • http://djxtreme-seashell.blogspot.com/ SeanMcAllister

    Laughing. I am reminded of 2 things after seeing this. First how unimpressed I have been with Stephane Dion since I became aware of him. And how I never fail to be impressed by the talent, and sheer genius of Mr. Walt Disney. Though I may have not have liked everything he produced, one cannot say that he wasn't the best at it what he did. And now I cant help but wonder which dwarf Mr. Dion most resembles. Any takers?

  • anon

    Dion: “many Canadians will see me in their living room.”

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canadavotes/story/2008/0

    He's right, you know. Many years from now Dion will be featured on that Canadian TV show “Whatever Happened To?” and we will learn he has become a very successful door-to-door vacuum cleaner salesman.

    Stephane Dion. With a vacuum cleaner. In our living rooms. In Canada. I am not making this up.

  • Liz J

    How about getting a few choice clips of Bob Rae as Premier of Ontario in his darkest days? If he wants to get into history, he does have one and it isn't pretty.

  • Phillip Huggan

    I’ve accounted the societally high ROI 3 year expenditures of all 5 parties; positive externalities like environmental capital costing, R+D, daycare, foreign aid, and mental health + affordable housing programmes to fight homelessness. Rankings are: 1st Greens $172B, 2nd Libs $45B, 3rd NDP $45B, 4th Bloc $15B, 5th Cons $8B.
    Ignoring off-the-chart Greens, Liberals have highest environment and R+D totals, NDP best childcare and highest sindustry penalty, and Bloc the best anti-homelessness strategies: http://externalityaccounting.blogspot.com/

  • East of Eden

    Maybe he’ll end up on Dancing with the Stars with all the other has-beens.

  • East of Eden

    Oh, please. Not that. I’d like to see that dark period buried in a foot or two of lead. What a disgraceful period in our history. Taking a prosperous province and reducing it to nothing. We were on our way to recovery and then McGuinty rode in, courtesy of Toronto voters.

  • http://jamesbowie.blogspot.com James Bowie

    When will you comment on Stephen Harper's plagiarism of the Iraq Speech? Do you approve of plagiarism? And do you approve of the war in Iraq?

  • East of Eden

    Off-topic. The city of Ottawa does not see the Green Shift as NOT increasing costs. So much for putting more money in our pockets.

    Text and link:

    Councillors Warn Liberals Green Shift Will Cost $3.5 million
    Josh Pringle
    Wednesday, October 1, 2008

    Two Ottawa City Councillors suggest the Liberals Green Shift plan would cost Ottawa taxpayers at least an additional $3.5 million.

    In a letter to Liberal leader Stephane Dion, Doug Thompson and Glenn Brooks say preliminary research into the impact of a carbon tax on Ottawa's operating budget has “alarming results.”

    They claim the Liberals carbon tax would increase OC Transpo's diesel fuel bill by $2.74 million, and Ottawa's fleet vehicle budget by $791-thousand.

    Thompson and Brooks ask Dion if he is prepared to amend the tax to mitigate the new costs that the Green Shift plan will impose on Ottawa's “already tight budget.”

    http://www.cfra.com/?cat=1&nid=60099

  • East of Eden

    James, it is a moot point. We do not have soldiers in Iraq. The speech was 5 years ago. Things have changed. People have changed. The Liberals have….er….are still the same as they were. Dang. Some things never change and I wish they would.

  • East of Eden

    Anybody can spend great amounts of money. It takes intelligence to spend it wisely. I would hazard a guess that the Conservatives can do more good with 8B than the Greens can with 172B and certainly much more than the Liberals could do with any given amount of money. At least with the Conservatives, the money does not accidentally take a detour like…I don't know…uh…Ad Scam.

  • http://www.wernerpatels.com Werner Patels

    I was laughing so hard when I watched Smith squirm on Sunday. And what is it with him anyway? He always sounds like he's crying and sobbing when he speaks. Must the lousy leadership that makes him sound so depressed all the time ..

  • batb

    James Bowie: Stephen Harper's speech writer owned up to the plagiarism and he apologized for it. Stephen Harper was not the PM at the time and was unaware of the plagiarism when he delivered his speech.

    This is digging at the extreme bottom of the barrel, Mr. Bowie. Bob Rae is showing his lack of either principle or class by bringing up this five-year-old issue. With the acknowledgement and apology this case was closed five years ago.

    It's obvious, however, why it's been dug up, dusted off, and spread throughout the MSM: an extremely desperate Liberal Party. Pathetic.

  • anon

    The “plagairism” angle to this story was nothing more than a trojan horse… a means to inject the terms “BUSH” and “IRAQ” into the debate. That was proven by a CBC News anchor I saw interviewing a Liberal when she said (paraphrasing), “With the plagiarism aspect of this story having been settled, this still brings up the issue of Iraq and Harper's support for the war into the debate, doesn't it?”

    This is the Liberals and MSMs last hope to turn things around. Ain't gonna happen.

  • Phillip Huggan

    East, once you get beyond the spin (I have Chomsky and Zinn to thank for deprogramming me) you realize Conservative spend money too. They spend it all on corporations and income taxes. Income tax cuts are good (employment intensive in a recession) only at the lower-mid end. Corporate tax cuts are just for the rich, a no no in turbulence. Basically every other party wants oil to pay some of their externailities. Conservatives are alone here in accepting the eminence of big oil. Taxpayers outside of AB better not be on the hook for one penny of the $150B it will cost to clean up 3 tailing ponds. AB isn't even making oil pay 1/100th this cost in centifuge R+D facilities (I think this figure is about $3M). AB has a monopoly with hotels and is giving oil a free pass every time they land on Boardwalk. Why?!

  • Phillip Huggan

    …my adivce for all parties: Canada is a commodity country. Materials science is what commodities will turn into. So bolstering things like Edmonton's Nanotech lab, Quebec's aluminum and Raymor metal coatings hub, and Vancouver's CNT minihub, ensures sustainability. Gold is traded inversely to other industrial metals, so it might make sense to offer a tax bonus to gold miners and a natural hedge. Maybe some American chemical conglomerates will be ripe for takeover soon?

  • Phillip Huggan

    …my adivce for all parties: Canada is a commodity country. Materials science is what commodities will turn into. So bolstering things like Edmonton's Nanotech lab, Quebec's aluminum and Raymor metal coatings hub, and Vancouver's CNT minihub, ensures sustainability. Gold is traded inversely to other industrial metals, so it might make sense to offer a tax bonus to gold miners and a natural hedge. Maybe some American chemical conglomerates will be ripe for takeover soon?