Jane Taber wrote last weekend,

For all those Canadians who think Michael Ignatieff, the newly-installed Liberal Leader, is an intellectual snob, read on: He enjoys keeping up on all the celebrity news and gossip in tabloid magazines, including Star Magazine and HELLO! Canada. As a result, he says he knows all about the ravages of cellulite, the dimply-skin problem that affects mostly women. Indeed, his knowledge of that issue is as rich as it is of the carbon cap and trade system. However, he is just enough of a snob that he refuses to be seen buying the magazines; his wife, Zsuszanna Zsohar, does that.

Dr. Ignatieff will be spending a lot of time on this mag. It’s Ignatieff.me!

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  • http://www.stephentaylor.ca Stephen Taylor

    Separate the concepts of “government” and “party” in your mind.

  • http://www.stephentaylor.ca Stephen Taylor

    If we wanted to cheer ourselves up we'd buy ourselves a stable of ponies and unicorns. These ads are meant to cheer Liberals up because they so wanted Harper to be an American, now they have a leader who is as close as it gets!

  • http://www.stephentaylor.ca Stephen Taylor

    You've replaced bullets on your talking points with “funny how”!

  • http://buspolcanada.blogspot.com/ Al

    Liberals and Conservatives can debate back and forth ad nauseam about the merits of Ignatieff’s intellectual capabilities, but the bottom line is that this guy wanted nothing to do with Canada until it suited his purposes. He’s a Canadian born American. His ego saw an opportunity to become the Prime Minister – this was his chance for the history books. He is an opportunist, not a patriot. Snobbery at it’s best!!!

  • terry1

    No Anne my knickers are not in a twist…..and here's why:

    ” Trudeau versus Clark. Mulroney versus Turner. Chr├ętien versusu Day. Harper versus Dion. Most of our recent national elections were competitions between arrogant bastards and stumbling boneheads, and the bastards always win.

    Conceding the “arrogant bastard” high ground is a major error. In effect, the Conservative Party is paying millions of dollars to brand Michael Ignatieff the very thing Canadians vote for: arrogant bastards.


  • Jeff

    Weak. Very weak. I’ll be voting for Mr. Ignatieff in the next election to help show that childish ploys like these don’t work. Canadians expect more from their government. It’s backfiring already.

  • Omanator

    Harper has done the best for the economy, as is shown by the world standing we have. The world prominence we are having now was not caused by Ignatieff.
    As far as UI is concerned he has done just right. I have unemployed in my own family. But I do not want the “perpetual unemployed” sucking on the tax payer. What the NDP and Ignatieff is proposing will lead to abuse.

  • Omanator

    Gimbol you are so right. What worries me is that he is not going to talk about the Carbon tax. But he will surely institute it should he win ” God Forbid”

  • Omanator

    Ted. Did you ever watch Iggy in the House. I don't know of any one more arrogant. ” This Government is on probation.” etc. I could go on for hours. It is absolutely sickning.

  • Omanator

    Al, well said

  • Omanator

    Jeff Get a live. Iggy is a phoney, As far as backfiring is concerned . I don't think so.

  • east of eden

    LMAO. Good one, Jeff. Love the comedy routine.

  • east of eden

    Nice try but it fell flat. Try again later.

  • east of eden

    Uh, they are truth ads. The ads quote Ignatieff and spell out actual facts. How does this constitute an attack ad? As for Lib attack ads – please don't make me laugh. Either you were out of the country the past 15 years or you are just plain ignoring the facts – as a typical Lib would do. Ted, you're becoming very lame.

  • east of eden

    LOLOLOL. Paul, you always come thruohg wtih teh godo onez. LOLOLOL.

  • east of eden

    PS – is it not “fonnix”? I could be phoenetically wrong but…

  • terry1

    So Stephan, since the montenegro web site that host the iggy.me is apparently well known for its porn stuff you must be ok with smut?

  • terry1

    The phoney is in office right now doing nothing but cranking up a known porn site to attack his opponent. Pigs get slaughtered and Harper is a swine.

  • Liz J

    Teddy, are you saying Kinsella is working for free? Did Ignatieff's handlers give him the boot? why is his blog Liberal central for attack ads? Is it down to the price is right?

    We all contribute to all political parties whether we like it or not so any money used by any of them comes from the taxpayers, how they use it is up to them.

  • Liz J

    Like you weren't going to vote for Iggy anyway?

    Judging by the reactions, we know the truth is hurting. We can't hide the truth, it's our duty to spread truth, thus we're investing in truth ads, many straight from the proverbial horse's mouth.

  • NovaDog

    LOL, now that’s funny, (You’ve replaced bullets on your talking points with “funny how”! )

  • Michael

    Wow, you're oozing condescension. It's not very becoming.

    I know perfectly well the difference between the CPC and PMO. Here's a perfect example:

    CPC (not PMO) staffers Kory Teneyke and Dimitri Soudas unveiling the attacks ads to the media yesterday under a veil of anonymity.

    Oh wait a minute……

  • Michael

    Stephen and Anne:

    1. Why should I separate “government” and “party” when Harper doesn't.

    2. Anne (because I forgot to mention it in my previous post), a Conservative is the last person to talk about not studying civics, after that progrogation and complete nonsense about a “coup d'etat”. How ridiculous.

  • Michael

    Oh please. Like you don't spew the talking points?

  • Michael

    Bastards and Boneheads is a great book!

  • geo

    Best comment I’ve read about Iggy:

    I am a Canadian if necessary, but I am not necessarily a Canadian

    I am an American if necessary, but I am not necessarily an American.

    I am a liberal if necessary, but I am not necessarily a Liberal.

    A carbon tax if necessary but not necessarily a carbon tax.

    A coalition if necessary but not necessarily a coalition

    Torture if necessary but not necessarily torture

    Preemptive ware if necessary but not necessarily preemptive war

    EI reforems if necessary but not necessarily EI reforms

  • http://www.stephentaylor.ca Stephen Taylor

    They took an unpaid day off and unveiled the ads as volunteers according to a source of mine

  • terry1

    Al, more fantasy land stuff from hate central (CPC war room)

  • terry1

    Is that the same as passing a four yera election law and breaking it in one year?
    Is that the same as running from parliament and poroguing it when caught doing nothing right?
    Is that the same as lying about income trust taxation?

    we can go on and on but I think you get my point. Harpercrite lies are out there.

  • terry1

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    Here's another utube blog going the rounds on your leader who continues to cheat Canadians.

  • east of eden

    Liz – great comment (#26). But I can assure you, even though the Libbers say that truth ads won’t work, they will, of course, resort to attack ads. Now, are you sure that the dialogue in our truth ads comes from the horse’s MOUTH? I thought it was from somewhere else but I’ll take your word for it.

    Stephen (#28) – I never thought of that. All that slagging Harper for being “American” and now the Libs have a genuine American leader.

    terry1 Says:
    May 14th, 2009 at 5:33 am – don’t be so stupid, that is one of the most ridiculous and inane comments you’ve made so far. Ste Catherine Street in Montreal has some strip clubs. Does that mean that anybody who walks down Ste Catherine in Montreal believes in strippers. Using your logic, you come on Conservative blogs – so does that mean that you believe in our party? Sorry, we don’t want you on our side. By the way, how do you know that the site hosts smut? Please, don’t tell me – I already got a brief mental picture and it was sick, sick, sick. And I don’t mean “sick” as in teen speak. I mean sick as in barfing my guts out.

    Your comment right after that one leads me to believe that you have some issues which need to be addressed, Terry. One day, you’ll remember your time on this blog and wonder how you could have ever been this silly and inane. I feel very sorry for your parents and I’ll bet they’ll be happy when you graduate grade 6…at 18 years of age.

  • David


    If thats the way you’re going to be then you should return your “I Love Harper” badge and fridge magnet..Boy, there is no pleasing some people.

  • Tim Lemieux

    With so much that conservatives admire about the U.S, now we’re stooping to Maude Barlow-ish “American=bad” tactics? Since when is there anything bad about having lived abroad, succeedd in the world, then come back to run for office?
    Its fine to attack him on his ideas (or lack of), but if you’re always pandering to the hayseed branch of the Conservative Party you end up with a party full of Gary Goodyears and Myron Thompsons, and educated, worldly people like Ignatieff will always end up joining the Liberals. Is that good for the long term prospects of the party?
    Maybe that’s too hard to understand for the fire-breathing teenage partisans that come up with this stuff.

  • east of eden

    So, you surf porn sites, Terry. Nice.

    There is a strip bar in your neighbourhood – that means you are okay with strip bars. Your argument makes as much sense. Lame, pathetic, pitiable attempt at channel changing. Bzzzzzt. You lose. Next in line, please.

  • mecheng

    All your comments are duplicates.

  • Stephen Taylor

    Dun, dun, duhhhhn… the plot thickens.

  • Gabby in QC

    Terry1, 9 hours ago
    “The phoney is in office right now doing nothing but cranking up a known porn site to attack his opponent. Pigs get slaughtered and Harper is a swine.”

    Please get some professional help. You are in serious need of it.

  • Liz J

    Agreed, Gabby, that comment is off the rails. Is he accusing the Prime Minister of using a porn site to attack his opponent? If so, that's seriously contemptible and beyond all decency even for a Liberal fool. In the first place the PM has nothing to do with the making or publishing of the ads, they come from and are paid for by the Conservative party.

  • Gabby in QC

    Liz J, the first sentence in that comment is the usual anti-Harper crack, but the second sentence shows just how sick some minds can become because of their consuming hatred against PM Harper.

    If Terry1 had committed that comment to an actual letter sent to the PM, the RCMP would probably be on it.

    One more reason why any attempt at a discussion with such irrational people is a complete waste of time.

  • terry1



    Thursday, May 14, 2009, 10:02 PM
    I am assisting a journalist(s) doing a story on Conservative MPs and staffers, and how they deal with domestic caregivers.

    Anyone willing to participate should contact me at wkinsella@hotmail.com. Confidentiality is assured.

  • terry1

    Gabby the last remaining Tory in Quebec………… Check your facts. the montenegro site is one that is used to distribute porn and it ha sbeen widely reported as such.

    My second comment was far from a threat but a colloquial comment tha tha sbeen around forever and which aptly describes attitudes.

  • batb

    I have a suggestion re Terry1:

    Could the posters here treat him as the troll he is and simply ignore his comments? Every time there is a response to his tripe, it's fuel to his fire. Let's starve the fire of oxygen and stop responding to him.

    Why let him continue to hijack these posts?

  • Liz J

    Agreed. We're really just keeping him employed, this has to be his full time assignment under the stewardship of WK. Let him rant on, to himself.

  • terry1

    Typical tory…insults and attack ads but nos ubstance to anyhing else. When someone calls you on your phoney leader you try and abort. Sad

  • Michael

    Really. And with so much important work to be done, should they be taking unpaid days off for partisan purposes? Or should they be showing up to work, knuckling down, and get the bloody job done?

    Sure, take time off for illness, or business, or legitimate personal obligations. But dedicating their time – and surely they spent a great deal of time working on these things or providing their imput previous to the unveiling, and not likely as unpaid volunteers, no? – to this when there's an economy to fix is complete B.S.

  • east of eden


  • batb

    Yeah, Liz. Let's let him be his own echo chamber …

  • terry1

    Yes you are tiresome

  • Make it Seven

    I have worked in over 20 different Countries and always payed my Canadian taxes, I never missed voting in a Canadian election, I have never denounced my Canadian citizenship and never ever told anyone I was an American.

    Did Mr Ignatieff lie to Americans, is he lying to Canadians or has he lied to the British.

  • Make it Seven

    While living outside Canada I voted in Canadian elections and payed Canadian taxes; did Mr Ignatieff?