“We created the country you live in. Never forget it”

In this collection of clips,

1) Ignatieff seems to forget he’s in Canada.
2) An example of Ignatieff’s I, I, I problem
3) A declaration that the election is, to Ignatieff, about the Liberal Party reclaiming its place in Canada.
4) Not a hint of arrogance (because he says so)
5) A tired old attack line.

Comments

comments

  • terry1

    1983 was the last really serious recession and also around the time many baby boomers were hitting the job market.

  • terry1

    Plagrerism and stealing of copyright material by Tories exposed:

    http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/SPAN+Tories+o

    These guys will do anything unethical to get their scorched earth targets.

  • Gayle

    And here I was thinking you were Canadian. Why are you so interested in our politics if you are Irish?

  • Gayle

    Who made the liberals broke, thereby severely impairing their ability to oppose.

    Chretien.

    Harper just got lucky.

    And to the contrary, I think most liberals are pretty impressed with Ignatieff and his credentials. But you keep clinging to the notion that the big bad nasty evil media are biased in his favour. I have never noticed you letting the facts get in the way before. Why start now?

  • Gayle

    Don't worry about it. East has a history of screaming sock puppet every couple days or so. He used to think I was Garth Turner too. He generally accuses every person who disagrees with him of being Garth Turner at some point.

    That is what happens when your ability to create a coherent argument is so limited.

  • Beer and Popcorn

    The fact of the matter is – full employment is 7-8% in Canada and we are near full employment

  • Beer and Popcorn

    Garth Turner would actually be a pretty good guess.

    Terry – according to your book and calculations shouldn't we be trading in firewood these days instead of in the stock market?

  • Beer and Popcorn

    Terry – funny thing happened in my neighbourhood today – a guy asked me if he wanted to trade some firewood. Do you forsee this happening in the future – firewood as currency?

  • Anne in sw ON

    One problem for your guys, terry1, “C-SPAN's corporate vice president and general counsel, Bruce Collins, said Canada’s Liberals called to alert him to the use of copyrighted footage of leader Michael Ignatieff in a Conservative attack ad. Collins added he doesn’t believe the short segment amounts to a copyright violation…”

    “There's nothing legal to do with it, Collins said. “Given the way video is used throughout the world, with YouTube, it would be fruitless.”

    Collins says he watched the ad and believes it falls within the fair-use provisions in copyright law because of the short length and subject matter.”

    Btw, 'plagrerism' should be spelled p-l-a-g-i-a-r-i-s-m. You're welcome.

  • http://uncommonsensecanada.blogspot.com/ Thucydides

    “We don’t like the Canada you created, and want a better one for our children.

    Never forget it”

  • terry1

    Gayle, you mean to say he's another dysfunctional and delusional Tory. there are lots of them around.

  • terry1

    Anne, Of course tou neglected to mention the use of other copyrighted material that was amentioned in the article. However, the plagiarism(thanks for the spelling lesson) and unethical use still sticks.

  • terry1

    What planet do you live on? there is obviously no point in debating this issue further with your head stuck in the mud of Toryland.

  • terry1

    that's what happens when governments print funny money… use the funny tory money you get every month, buy something that's worth more than the firewood and then do the swap. That's tory economics in a nutshell.

  • terry1

    stephen, here's some comments from another blog, which again leads me to ask how you can continue to support harper's government.

    http://bcinto.blogspot.com/2009/05/every-day-th

    a comment from that blog:

    Yes Walks with coffee … check out the symptoms of Narcissistic Personality Disorder and tell me half the Cabinet is not inflicted with this mental illness.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narcissistic_perso

    9:36 PM, May 27, 2009

    or this one:
    Here's what happens when Tories speak their mind….. a Warren kinsella pin up.
    http://www.tvweekonline.ca/files/blog/star_trek

    or this one:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4Mhkd78W2g&eurl

  • east of eden

    Just curious, Stephen – did you turn your blog over to Terry1? He/she seems to have taken over your blog. I await your return as the blog host.

  • east of eden

    Rude remarks, yes. Spelling mistakes, no. I believe that the person is currently not gainfully employed except in the realm of self-promotion.

  • east of eden

    I don't scream, actually, Gayle. And it has been a long time since I figured somebody was our mutual acquaintance. Every couple days or so? Not likely, Gayle. Actually, I wasn't leaning toward Garth in reference to you, but to one of his loyal followers – the one who claims to live in Alberta, remember?

    Coherent argument? Gayle, dear, I don't need an argument. My statements are just fine on their own.

  • Gabby in QC

    Reading only the headlines again, Terry1?
    “Collins says he was contacted by a lawyer who said he was representing the Liberals after the ad came out.
    [Lawyer? Hmm, I wonder if the lawyer's initials are WK]
    “He wanted to know if we were aware if our video was being used in this way,” Collins said. “If our rights were being violated, he wanted us to enforce them.”

    Collins said the network never gave the Tories permission to use the clip, but doesn’t see any point in pursuing a claim.

    “There's nothing legal to do with it, Collins said. “Given the way video is used throughout the world, with YouTube, it would be fruitless.”
    [In other words, no plagiarism involved]
    Collins says he watched the ad and believes it falls within the fair-use provisions in copyright law because of the short length and subject matter.

    Merely placing a link in your rants doesn't make your argument any sounder, more credible, or at all relevant.

  • terry1

    Gabby the lone QC tory…..of course I read ther whole article and used the link to ensure I wan't being unfair or tory unethical. ther article did say some other things about tory use of others copyrights.

  • Jen

    Gabby, you forgot to mention Trudeau years. how many were then unemployed?

    Gabby, you don't mind if I highlight your numbers to send it to others, like the ignorant media.

  • Beer and Popcorn

    This is the response I would expect from someone who get's caught talking about something that they have no clue about and it trying to maintain a shred of credibility while spreading their propaganda as evidence we need more government control.

    It's like some who predicts, at the bottom of the market, that the whole system will go off the rails, with people trading in firewood instead of stocks, and then instead a 30% rally happens.

    Embarassing.

  • SW

    I have never read such crap as Mr. Taylor’s blog. When did blog become a synonym for excrement. Shameful negative spew. What kind of psuedo scientist are you?

  • Archie

    Was it me or did it seem that Iggy have trouble counting to 10

  • terry1

    The embarrassment is you. The Country has lost hundreds of 1000's of jobs and you are trying to argue, while waxing Tory elequent, there is full emplyment in the land. How unbelievably crass and ignorant of the real facts.

    As for your market rally, give it a few more weeks or through the summer and we'll see how much of a rally we really have.

    With Tory governance in mind I am now in cash or bonds.

  • Gabby in QC

    Re: “the lone QC tory” – if you must use that kind of address, I'd rather you were accurate.
    It's “conservative.” Remember the “New Conservative Party”? That's the new name given to a new party formed a few years ago..
    I also supported the PC party, but they're hisTORY.

    I notice you quote liberally from various sources, not always enclosing those statements within quotes to indicate those are not your own words. So, are you plagiarizing?

  • Beer and Popcorn

    Terry – the unemployment rate is how we factually measure the rate of employment. And the FACTS say that we are near full employment and econmics tells us that that any lower an employment rate would cause inflation to accelerate.

    Now if the Liberal$ want to run around and say unemployment is skyrocketing, they can, but this is contrary to the FACTS.

    Good luck with that.

  • Liz J

    I'd go few steps further and ban polling prior to and during an election. That's where the biggest threat to the democratic process lies. This Dawson nonsense should be laughed at, it's a joke.
    What's wrong with election ads which are truthful? What's wrong with any political party using funds to help them get a message out which could serve to get them elected?

    These ads by the Conservative Party of Canada seem to be a big problem for Iggy because they give true information about him. If he's prepared and fit to govern the country as PM, why should we not know about his credentials and what direction or what plans he has for the country? What is he trying to hide?

  • Soccermom

    Yes, East, Stephen has a particularly virulent strain of twit permeating his blog. Turns me off.

  • Liz J

    Hysterical seems to be your latest brain fart, everything is 'hysterical”.
    Funny that, coming from someone so far down the rabbit hole.

    Quebec voters are fickle, they play all parties and governments in power like a fiddle to exact maximum amounts of cash from the ROC . That's why they keep electing Bloc MP's, to keep the threat of separation alive. You may call them smart when Liberals are ahead in the polls, but remember, they can swing on a dime.

  • Archie

    By reading the comments on this post you would think it belonged to these two liberal *****. You could be like most liberal blogs and delete them, but the would defeat the purpose the blog.

  • Gabby in QC

    Jen, the figures are all available from 1976 onwards, thanks to the link provided by journalist Brian Lilley. I copied that link into my comment above, so you can get those figures by clicking on that link, not only for Canada, but for individual provinces.

    I'm sure the majority of journalists have this kind of information at their disposal, so I don't know how effective sending it to them would be, frankly. It is what journalists do with the information available to them which is important, IMO.

    That is why I thought Mr. Lilley's blog post deserves highlighting. It is an informative post which gave me information I previously did not have, and provided me with a different perspective on EI than the one advanced by the opposition.

  • Bocanut

    And why are you so interested in politics when you claim to be apolitical?

  • east of eden

    Although, I think it's kind of sweet how Terry1 and Gayle have become BFFs. Just think, if not for us Conservatives, these two twits would never have found each other. Ah, spring.

  • terry1

    Gabby the lone progressive amongst the many regressives…thye need to go back to their original initials…the CRAP party.

    I generally try and include enclosures but sometimes I'm lazy or don't feel the need…we got more marks in University for doing that and its been a habit all these many years but I don't get marks here.LOL. The enclosures are not really required unless I put a line under the article piece I've quoted. Pay attention and you'll learn even more

  • terry1

    Soccermom…..nice of you to be so humble

  • terry1

    You mean its nice of us to give you Tories reasons to get up in the morning. God knows the news on your front is not encouraging.

  • terry1

    Liz J Hysterical…..stinky day for you today I see!!!! LOL

    Its not a rabbit hole but a good perch to take shots from. :)

    Yep we sure know how they can swing and they don't usually change on a dime……..Harper insulted them and he will pay the price until he's long gone and hopefully that's soon. I half believe the rumours he will take his leave this summer in the hope of delaying an election even further while a new leader is picked.

  • batb

    Hey, guys, terry1 gets Stephen a thread with 214 comments on it. Why would he want to moderate that?

    If we don't want terry1's hijacking every thread Stephen's put up in the past few months, it's up to us to put an end to them. I've said it numerous times, in keeping with Kate's policy over at SDA, DON'T FEED THE TROLLS. Every time terry1 or Gayle opens their mouth, one, two, three, four, five, six, etc. commenters rebut them. I refuse to.

    The only way to “moderate” a troll is to starve them of oxygen. Don't fan their flames. IGNORE THEM. They crave attention and when you even look at them sideways, that's another excuse for their blather.

    For whatever reason, there seems to be a singular inability at this blog to ignore the trolls. DON'T REACT TO TERRY1 OR GAYLE. LET THEM SPIN IN THE WIND. On the one thread where we stopped responding to terry1, he shut up.

    It's pretty simple, really.

  • Omanator

    Terry. It was your illustrious leader who was screaming in the house of commons for more spending.

  • Omanator

    Increased penalties for violent youth.? You go to be kidding.

  • Omanator

    Bathb You forgot, those who don't speak french are not Canadian.

  • Omanator

    Terry1. Your Mind is astounding . Quebequers are not smarter, they are more corrupt, see sponsorship scandal. Besides they will always vote for those who promise the most money.

  • terry1

    Omanator…at least I ahve one that functions normally. Your continued snide remarks about Quebecers speaks of pure racism at the worst and arrogance at its best. You are why there are separatists still around .

  • Omanator

    Increased penalties for violent youth.? You go to be kidding.

  • Omanator

    Bathb You forgot, those who don't speak french are not Canadian.

  • Omanator

    Terry1. Your Mind is astounding . Quebequers are not smarter, they are more corrupt, see sponsorship scandal. Besides they will always vote for those who promise the most money.

  • terry1

    Omanator…at least I ahve one that functions normally. Your continued snide remarks about Quebecers speaks of pure racism at the worst and arrogance at its best. You are why there are separatists still around .