38 thoughts on “Emerson: Loyal Canadian! | Stronach: Whore!

  1. Watch your mouth you crazy liberal! The great Harris was nice, benevolent and of infinite kindness! So much so that he give the little underprivileged people of Ontario baloney sandwich recipes so they could live long and prosperous lives under his reign despite the fact that they had pretty much no more resources!

  2. Hey… I was wondering if I could use you as a ‘landlord’ reference… Since you’re such a smooth-talkin’ Pimp Daddy… ; )

    I’ll pay you in sausage rolls… or cookies.

  3. ok but I’m still confused. I may be mising something here.

    Everyone has been talking about the bad thing harper did recently..but no one will tell me wht he did.

    what did he do?

  4. After campaigning against senate appointments, and calling Stronach a traitor for crossing the floor, he brought a just-elected-as-a-liberal MP into his Cabinet as a conservative, and then appointed a friend of his to the senate AND gave him a cabinet position — and he’s not even an MP.

  5. wow I AM BEHIND

    I have to admit. I don’t know names.

    WHo is stronach…and who did he go with?

    so he “stole” an MP from another party?
    You shouldn’t be allowed to go from one party that’s not the “winning” party to the other one that’s in power. THat’s retarded.

    O what…you changed yer mind? hahahahahaah

    He just put some friend of his in cabinet?
    WOW. and all of canada watches and is ok with this I guess eh?

    that’s so crazy.

  6. Thanks!!! But if you follow the link to zanne’s post the link, you’ll see that we’ve actually found a really nice apt. and we only have to move vertically… (It’s the 3rd flr. apt. at her place…) : )

    I’ll e-mail you in a bit…

  7. Belinda Stronach is a former Tory leadership candidate who crossed the floor to the Liberals to help Martin’s government pass the budget. She was called a traitor and a whore.

  8. Welcome to the wonderful world of the Neo-Con!

    Watch them bask in the light of the Teachings of Leo Struass, and remember that he taught that the electorate is stupid, and thus cannot be trusted…and thus retaining power is the only way to make shure that the sheep are guided properly. And anything done to retain power is for the good of the country.

    Sure, lie to the public, manipulate their emotions, tell them domestic spying is legal, torturing prisoners is good for human rights, and that wrong is Right…Doublespeak for the masses!

    I thank the Gods that they are only a minority government with nowhere near enough seats to be able to bribe a majority.

    ttyl

  9. They’ll get theirs, and that cabinet is going to leave a sour, somewhat familiar taste in Ontario’s mouth for years to come.

  10. It’s especially bitter considering he won as a Liberal with a landslide in his riding (43.5% Liberal, 33.5% NDP, 18.8% Conservative, 2.8% Green), and now he’s a hatchetman for a radical “Conservative” (i.e. neo-con) government? Seems to me the good folks of the Vancouver Kingsway riding didn’t end up with what they were expecting. In fact, it’s probably fair to say that they ended up with the exact opposite of the kind of representative they felt would represent them in the House of Commons (again, 79.8% of votes cast were for centrist or leftist-ish candidates).

    The only way I can imagine any justice being done in this matter is for the people of Vancouver Kingsway to present a petition to the House of Commons to “recall” their representative and force a by-election in that riding. I know there is no legislation in Canada for that sort of thing, but if 80% of people in that riding voted against the Conservatives, surely it would be possible to organize a petition of more than 50% of the registered voters demanding that a by-election be called in that riding. Even if parliament chose to ignore it, it’d be another black eye for Harper’s privateers. However, I think it could easily be made a “cause celèbre” by the Liberals and NDP who could threaten to bring down the Conservatives if they ignored such a petition. Either way, both the NDP and the Liberals need to keep this issue in the limelight until the next election is called. Even a lot of the Conservative base are discusted by the whole thing.

  11. I know some people in that riding, and they’re all furious I would expect that even if the opposition doesn’t do anything, the public will.

    That senate appointment bit is bullshit, too. Especially coming from Harper.

  12. He he he… I thought I would tackle one travesty at at time ;). Honestly, I’m still trying to wrap my brain around the whole Fortier thing. It’s wrong on so many fronts, I don’t even know where to begin. Top of the list is definitely “King Harper rewards his trusty servant with a title and lands to rule over”. Democracy? We don’t need no stinkin’ democracy! And the list goes on and on with an overarching indelible stamp of “that’s hypocritical even for a neo-con”.

  13. A petition is a good idea. I wonder how one would go about getting that started? It would obviously have to be a nonpartisan effort, at least on its face.

  14. I forgot where I was for a moment. [info]pheloniusfriar provided the link.

    My comment was a response for [info]pheloniusfriar: I know there is no legislation in Canada for that sort of thing, but if 80% of people in that riding voted against the Conservatives, surely it would be possible to organize a petition of more than 50% of the registered voters demanding that a by-election be called in that riding…

  15. Good question. The House of Commons, as phelonius suggested? Don’t know how far that would go, but perhaps it would get enough media attention that the House would be prompted to act in some way.

    Although you would think the voter tally would serve just as well. It just irks me when I hear some Conservative pundit going on about how Vancouverites don’t really mind. Excuse me, but I’d like to hear from them.

  16. Well, I suppose you could petition the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, Rob Nicholson, but he’s a Conservative.

    As it stands, there’s not much recourse to force a by-election.

  17. From the news reports I have heard, I would be very surprised if one were not underway within the next week. If not, there has to be a couple of grassroots or activist groups that had offices and some level of organization that could coordinate it. Then there’d be a web site describing the movement and press releases. The petition form could be downloaded in PDF format from the web site and people could presumably register to volunteer to go door to door. I’m sure such an ad-hoc effort would even atract enough donations to cover any cost associated with the administration and validation of the petition (there’d be less than 80,000 signatures so it’s not as bad as some petitions could be). One of the big costs would be getting it physically to Ottawa, but I suspect that MPs from neighbouring ridings would be more than happy to present it and bring a few key organizers/residents along with them for the show.

  18. I believe that petitions at the federal level have to be presented to the Speaker of the House. Even though they are Conservative, part of their job is to accept the petition on behalf of the House of Commons (don’t quote me on this, it’s from memory, not from research… my knowledge of the lack of federal “recall” legislation *is* from research of the relevant legislation and various opinion papers on the subject).

    As I said, there’s no way to force a by-election through a legal infrastructure to do so; however, it would be a *serious* embarassment to the Conservatives, and it would keep the story in the news for many months to come. If such a thing could be made to happen, it would also be dynamite in the hands of the opposition parties who could pound the government on the matter, and even threaten to withdraw their support from the government and bring it down at the first opportunity (the NDP and Bloc Quebecois especially will have the ability to do so, the Liberals are in a bad state with no leader, so it’s unlikely that they would try to trigger an election three or four months into a mandate, but the other two parties could probably get away with it and come out as heroes).

    Lastly, it would keep electoral reform in the spotlight and continue to highlight the hypocracy and opportunism of Harper’s privateers. It might even be the tipping point for public opinion to support a party that ran on electoral reform to prevent that sort of thing from happening again (or at least provide a mechanism for electors to express their displeasure or pleasure at the turn of events).

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