Now that the Liberals are decimated and the Conservatives have a majority government, that once favourite whipping boy for raising donations among its base is gone, so it will have to revert to other boogey-people.
The NDP it won’t touch for another 3 1/2 years, so it’s decided that the new threat to Conservative Party values is the media:
Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservative Party is calling on supporters to dip into their wallets to help the party counter a new foe. In a letter sent out in the past few days, Conservative Party President John Walsh is urging supporters to help the party counter a “hailstorm” of negative […]
“Meeting celebrities isn’t my shtick. That was the shtick of the previous guy.” -Prime Minister Stephen Harper in 2007 when asked why he refused to meet Bono to discuss funding for AIDS research and prevention in Africa.
Pictorial evidence seems to contradict that statement however:
Some selective shtick.
I’m thinking the more accurate statement from Harper would have been to say: “Meeting celebrities that don’t agree with my political point of view or don’t offer the potential to increase my popularity or my electoral chances is not my shtick”.
H/T to my liberal friend D.
Related to the prior blogpost story, Gritgirl has come out with an update to the original video she did – an update made unfortunately necessary with today’s announced job losses that now are disappearing at the rate of the 1982 recession:
This is Harpernomics, to use a phrase from a few months ago.
(PS – I think it high time the Harper government stop resisting pressure to loosen the EI requirement eligibility, make it a bit more generous to help all these people losing their jobs, and stop insulting people when they say such measures are “paying people to not work”.)
Gritgirl is on the ball today:
This is of course in reaction to the story that broke this AM that the PM was late for his photo op with the G19 G-20. The BBC has reported it was because he was taking a bathroom break, while the PMO’s office claims it was because he was reviewing important details of the meeting.
Heck, maybe he was doing both.
UPDATE: I know Harper wants to get himself and Canada multiple world news coverage, but I’m not sure whether a debate over why he was late for a scheduled photo-op is exactly what he had in mind.
A well-timed new video release from Gritgirl with Brian Mulroney back in the news:
This video is well done showing the similarities of Harper vs Mulroney vis-a-vis the economy and how they’ve handled the recessions in each of their time frame as Prime Minister (or mishandled it/dismissed it, as it were). The only quibble I’d have with her description of this video is that I don’t consider the modern day incarnation of the current Conservative Party to be at all compatible with the nickname “Tory” to describe any of Harper and his bunch. That nickname died when MacKay sold out the Progressive Conservatives to the Alliance.
This would be very cool (in a figurative sense), if this technology was able to be used in real-world applications:
What if a laser-powered fusion energy power plant that would have all the reliability of coal, without the carbon dioxide, all the cleanliness of wind and solar, without having to worry about the sun not shining or the wind not blowing, and all the scale of nuclear, without all the waste, was indeed just 10 years away or less? That would be a holy cow game-changer.
Read the whole article to find out what this process involves. It’s rather Star-Trekkish, but basically it involves firing 192 lasers simultaneously at a […]
…using footage of Harper’s speech that presumably isn’t owned by CTV/Globemedia. Here it is again, with the punchline being “Harper and Conservatives Making It Up As They Go Along”
Wow.. just read this at Warren’s:
The Cons freaked when they saw GritGirls latest, and even apparently got lawyers involved to get it pulled. This is a new version she did, copyright-safe.
This time.. I’m putting it in my sidebar too in a new page I’ve created called Videos, to keep as a constant reminder to folks about the ineptness and the dishonesty of Harper and the Conservatives. The other videos of Gritgirl are going in there too.
I don’t normally post too many blogposts back to back in such a short turnaround time, but this was too good to pass up. “Gritgirl” posts another Youtube video, striking again at the Conservative Government and Harper making things up on the economy as they go along.
Gritgirl’s Youtube videos that started getting posted last week are getting noticed in the mainstream media, with some paranoid Conservatives claiming that “Gritgirl” is a front for Warren Kinsella. I don’t know if that’s the case or not, but its interesting how paranoid they seem about Warren, and how these videos must be hitting the mark, if they’re lashing out at them.
Here are some Tuesday afternoon random thoughts on a variety of topics I’ve seen today. Put together, a few short random thoughts equals a nice-sized blogpost. (Read More) […]
If Stephen Harper (or his spokesperson) are saying they will not bring Omar Khadr up with President Obama, and if their claim that they don’t expect Obama to bring it up to them pans out, (though I would hope Obama surprises them and does raise the issue, which would make for some uncomfortable discussions for Harper), then I think it’s imperative that Michael Ignatieff – who gets a 10 minute courtesy chat with President Obama as leader of the Official Opposition – does bring it up with Obama when the 2 of them have their brief chit-chat. Furthermore, I’d hope Ignatieff makes sure the Harper government knows loud and clear […]