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Canada BONED again....

Discussion in 'Mini Lounge' started by zardoz, May 3, 2011.

  1. anthill

    anthill Member

    Fupa, that explanation only talks about people, parties, and rivalries. Is that really all it was about?
  2. BC_MMC

    BC_MMC Member

    It seems everyone bought the 'other guy's fault' regarding the Contempt thing. Even though the Speaker was one of theirs.
    It's kind of like a convicted terrorist saying the only reason he was convicted of throwing acid in some girl's face was because the jury wasn't all Talibans.
    Would I stand before this forum and swear on a stack of Bibles I was going to buy 60 minitrucks for $100 each?
    But the point is moot. The GTA decided they'd rather have these liars than the other liars.
  3. fupabox

    fupabox Well-Known Member

    As far as I can see yes...it's clear from the outcome of the election that the people of this country did not agree with the accusations of the opposition...then people went one further and decimated the Liberal party to show their distaste for the election.
  4. anthill

    anthill Member

    Maybe so, it makes me kind of sad that many Canadians treat politics as a soap opera.

    I wish people would vote on the issues instead. On that count, it was fun looking through the breakdown of the Vote Compass survey. Have a look at questions #29 and 30. Calgary-Thornhill axis of power, here we come!
  5. Psilosin

    Psilosin Member

    If people voted Conservative for the sole basis they didn't feel like an election because it inconvienienced them then all that shows is that Canadians in general are apathetic and uneducated. A failure to have a knowledge and respect for the democratic system is nothing to be excited or pleased about.

    Being in contempt of parliment is independent of the the opposition parties. To continue to make comments that somehow the opposition parties were responible for the actions of the conservative partie and the subsequent discovery of the crime they commited is lacking in any logical basis. It is this lack of comprehension, or worse lack of caring, that the Conservative party played to and it worked better than I think they even imagined. Its an embarrassment.

    Just for some fun lets visit some other reasons why Harper is a liar and a goon:

    1) Conservatives taking credit for Canada's strong ecconomic position through the recession. Please...Canada was in a strong ecconomic position prior to the recession and the reason we were not hit the same way as the USA and EU is largely due to the fiscal policies of the Liberals though the 90's and 2000's that reigned in our national debt and kept the financial institution in check. That framework had nothing to do with teh Conservatives, they came to power once it was already in place and functioning. The Conservative 'stimulus' spending underway now is simply a juxtipositioning of our tax dollars and is leading to a re-balooning of the national debt to levels worse than the 80's. Jim Flahtery, the minister of fincance, is an incompetant boob. When the bills come due from this bogus spending Canadians will likely be suffering just as much as our friends in the USA and Europe.

    2) Fear mongering over Quebec seperatists taking over Canada if the opposition parties formed a coallition. Say it out load and think about it...its a mutually exclusive statement. On the topic of coallitions...the Conservative Party is technically a coallition of the Progressive Conservative + Reform + Canadian Alliance Parties.

    3) Campaigning on senate reform then once in power doing exactly the opposite and stacking the senate with more 'friendly' partisan appointments than any other Canadian leader swelling the senate numbers like never before.

    4) Campaigning on increasing government responibility to the public, then actually conducting more behind doors meetings than ever and curtailing access of the press like never before

    5)The prorouging of parliment to squelch voices of opposition (at a time when he was ruling Canada with less than 30% of votes no less). A slap in the face of democracy...akin to what authoritarian leaders do in a coup before becoming a dictator. This muzzling of opposition voices is what people are fighting against right now in the middle east. Here we are letting it happen without a second thought.

    6)The decree a few months back that we now officially must refer to the government in all official correspondance as 'The Harper Government' instead of 'The Government of Canada'. Regardless your political leaning this is ridiculous and is a pretty clear indication of what Harper thinks of himself and his lack of respect for Canada.

    Harper is corrupt to the core. George Bush, who many like to compare to Harper, is a saint in comparision. Whether you agreed with his policies or not at least he was quite upfront with what he planned and people voted him in knowing his agenda. Everything Harper does is based on lies and trickery. Hopefully the rest of the Conservative party can keep Harper on track now that his grip on power in unhindered. There are many Conservative MPs that are excellent people and do care about their constituents before themselves. Alas as we have seen over the past 5 years, any conservative party member who has an opposing point of view from Harper quickly finds themselves out of a job.

    Fingers crossed...its going to be an interesting ride. And looking on the bright side of the outcome...at least we don't have to look at Ignatieff's face on TV anymore. :D
  6. Soren

    Soren New Member

    That's quite the polarized view you offer there. I'm not saying that I expect the Con's to support, but out of all the statements you make, it's pretty easy to show you as incorrect.

    Take for example:
    Do you really believe this, or is it exaggeration for style/outrage?
  7. fupabox

    fupabox Well-Known Member

    I'm just bowing out because I am done debating with someone who feels anyone whose opinion is different is somehow "uneducated,or ignorant"...this is a typical NDP reaction though...the last vestige of a lost argument is always to insult.
  8. Psilosin

    Psilosin Member

    Quite obviously that it is an exaggeration for maximum style points. :p
  9. Psilosin

    Psilosin Member

    Interesting...using an insult to comment on someone else's perceived insult. ;)
  10. zardoz

    zardoz Member

    Heard on the radio the other day that Harper will have placed a total of 6 of Canada's supreme court justices. IMHO this is a bad thing... he can stack the deck to agree with his somewhat draconian views on our judicial system...

    just sayin...


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