WARNING! This Blog Contains; Personal Opinion, Parody, Humour, Satire, Sarcasm, Criticism, Incredulity, Contempt, Indignation and/or Expletives. It also Contains a Huge Number of Rather Surprising Facts About the Oddly Dysfunctional Nature of Harper Land.

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March 29, 2012

Harper Land ~ First Majority Budget ~ Harper Fires Thousands

                                                                          I told ya so!

Budget Day 2012 was a very strange but sadly ordinary day in Harper Land. Stay Tuned, it will take a while to digest it. And, since they aren't very thorough, and ignore evidence, it is bound to have a lot of unintended CONsequences.  For one thing, we are going to have to listen to the phrase 'Nickel Back' even more often. He always throws his friends a bone.

Now that Non Cons can read it, We will see just exactly who, and how many Canadians that it does leave penniless. The numbers might surprise you. 

March 17, 2012

Substantiating The Smear Campaign Against the Conservative Party of Canada ~ Read this Dean!

Have We Finally Found that Smoking Gun?             

Good Saturday Morning Canada. 
This is a Wakeup call.
Hit snooze [][] if you'd rather read.
Have we found the evidence that will finally see us reach the tipping point that so many us have been waiting for? Many of us have waited a long time for such evidence, and as accusations that the Harper Government  systematically bent or broke many of the rules during the May 2011 election swirl around the country, the Conservatives are crying foul. They say that "There is nothing to see here" or that they are the victims of a smear campaign. Well, one thing that happened today was a Huge Substantiation of the main thrust of the oppositions claims that Harper Broke the law in a Criminal way. They've been calling them Unsubstantiated smears for a while now. Day after day! But it turns out that we now have all the ammo we need to Finally wake Canadians. 
 Greg Perry Cartoonist ~ The Toronto Star
What Does That Mean?  
How could they "try" to smear the Harper Government and fail to do so? The evidence that these no-longer Progressive Conservatives are all too willing to do anything to gain and keep power is everywhere. The evidence that they are incompetent on all files in all Departments is everywhere. The evidence that these ReformaCons are absolutely in lock-step with the Grand Old Party of America is everywhere. The evidence is all there for honest and intelligent Canadians to see.

Smearing it All Over the Canadian Consciousness
Should be a Cakewalk.
But it has not been. And the reason is simple: Canadians simply do not believe that anyone could be so dishonest, so deceitful, and so very guilty of such things as election fraud and still be the Government. 

Canadians, or so the story goes, would never be 'fooled by criminals into electing them'. Canadians are in fact quite mistaken in this assumption and it is all due to the fact that dishonesty, deceit, denial and obfuscation are so foreign to us and the very cornerstones of the Conservative Party of Canada. And those are not the ways of most of us, so we are reluctant to believe that they are really cheating us.

But, if the evidence that CBC's Terry Milewski released Thursday night, is what it appears to be, then that cheating and that election fraud is systemic and systematic and apparently they are very good at it!


Dean Del Mastro Conservative MP has used the phrase 

"Unsubstantiated Smear Campaign" 
over 50 times in the last two weeks. 


Seriously, is this just a smear campaign?

Personally, I have been Smearing the Conservatives Ever Since I First Noticed Stephen Harper.
But None of it went Unsubstantiated.
I first started to spread this information just before Harper broke his own Fixed date Election law back in late August of 2008. I wrote this list right off the top of my head ~ it contains over 60 issues that pointed to their regressive ideology, and their dismal incompetence. That was almost four years ago. I had not, at the time come to realise the extent to which they were linked to American Right Wing 'Think' Tanks. But that is all public knowledge now. See next blog post.

Here's a comment from CBC.ca referencing that 2008 list!

A link to that CBC.ca Article ~ Now Archived
The very first issue on that long but incomplete list is "In and Out" and it refers to their having cheated democracy during the 2006 federal Election by diverting Money from local campaigns to the Federal one. That was completely outside of the Elections Act and after over five years of saying over and over and over again that it was "an administrative dispute." The Conservatives paid a $52,000.oo fine and just last week dropped their appeal and are paying back $230,000.oo to Elections Canada.

Hell, they even scream "Smear" 
when anyone suggests 
that they are not above racial slurs.

In the Current round of the Harper Government's claims that they are being victimised and are the object of unsubstantiated smears, most Canadians now seem to understand that that is not the case. Does that mean that Canadians are actually getting to know Mr. Harper and his dysfunctional caucus? How I wish it did.

Not until there is a full Public Inquiry into the RoboCon Affair that gets to the bottom of the tactics used and sheds much needed light on  the elements of the Conservative Party that owe their campaign tactics to one of Americas leading right wing hacks, Karl Rove, and leave them and those tactics naked and known to be what they really are,  will we have satisfied our curiosity. At that point I believe all those "smears" will have been substantiated. Most previous smears of this Government's name have been.

As far as giving any more information on him and his connection to the hard Right NeoCon Machine here, it is too easy to find out all about him at Wikipedia, to need to say much, but I can show a short clip that illustrates some of the vibe that surrounds him.
Have we been Smearing them when we have said that we worry about their take on Woman's Rights? 

Was this video producer Smearing him or his Party? 
Or is it an indignant but Satirical Statement of Fact? 

~This Would have Already Happened ~
In a Perfect World!

Milewski Schools Our Mr. Harper
a short but rather interesting cartoon by: Kim_Leaman         
at ttSm

I mean it is still possible to smear someone, 
in an effort to make a statement.
I Owe Dean an Apology, but just this One!
I am in no real hurry, he Owes us all a few.

March 13, 2012

HEY Main Stream Media ~ Stop Comparing Voter Suppression to Public Service Announcements

Releasing These Important Details
About CPC Candidate ~ Marty Burke
it Was in Fact, Practically a

What the MSM has yet to tell us if they even know it, is that prior to the May 02, 2011 Federal Election a right wing lobby group Campaign life Coalition sent out questionnaires to every candidate in the country to see how they all felt about the issues that are near and dear to the Nutters on the Right. Now you can feel free to call me a Nutter on the left. I can live with that, But I can tell you this much, I would have wanted to know about this!
One of the Series of Questionnaires
that was Mailed Out to Conservative Mark Burke
Came Back With This Frightening Result!

VISIT THE SITE and click on Questionnaire to View
I realise that the man who authorised the phone calls to non conservatives that gave them this information and who went on to win the riding, Liberal MP Frank Valeriote should have made damned good and sure that this message went out with his name on it, but he says he overlooked it.

No one in the Main Stream Media seems completely satisfied with that, but it does not apparently occur to any of them that it would obviously be known to the recipient of the calls that it was Not the Cons doing it. As I type this I am listening to a vacuous (name withheld) CBC announcer talking about it as if it is some great and powerful transgression that shows that the Liberals were doing something illegal and that that favours the Cons in there effort to cloud the discussion. That is Nonsense. 

Yet they just keep discussing it as if Dean Del Mastro had a clue about any of the subtleties of this and that he may be right in saying what we have all heard him saying and repeating endlessly and mindlessly for days on end. That Dean Del Mastro was being sincere is not even a possibility. 

Why did it NOT occur to any of them that by not identifying themselves, they left the door wide open for the householder to mistakenly think it may have been the NDP that had called them? Now stay with me here.  There are only two possibilities. 

1.) The householder receiving the call was passionately anti-choice. And you can call it pro-life if you prefer, but to me it is anti-choice, and that is another argument that we can have later ~  In which case they would not be swayed from voting conservative, and may even have switched to the conservatives from another choice that they had already somewhat decided upon After all only the conservatives are anti-choice, and not all of them are of course, but had they been, they would definitely have been CPC.

2.) The householder who received the call was pro-choice. In that case they would want this information, which as you see above was accurate, and actually was provided willingly by Mr. Burke These people would have, especially after hearing this,   voted for anyone but Mark Burke. They may even have been thankful for the information and voted for the party that provided that information. But since they forgot to identify the calling party, that vote could just as easily have gone to any other party, including the flying Spaghetti monsters.

So, in reality it was a disadvantage to Valeriote to have failed to self identify. And certainly Not some cunning scheme to cheat anyone.

But if this robocall affair (which I prefer to call the RoboCon Affair) has raised another concern, it may just be that it is time that we abandoned, or at the very least, demanded much more from the MSM than we have been getting from them lately. The Conservatives are doing their best to muddy the waters and the main stream media is doing nothing to provide the clarity that we all need and deserve.

That brings us to one other little thing. How many times a day do you hear the MSM say that we are not engaged, or that we are in the dark, or that we just do not care, or that this kind of issue tends to leave us not caring? Five? Ten? Twenty?

Don't laugh. I counted 35 times yesterday, and so far three times today, but hey, I spend 12 to 16  hours a day tuned in to MSM politics while on-line being heard and listening to and interacting with Canadians from coast to coast. And I can tell you this much. 

Canadian politics will start to heal only when we the people get off of our asses and help it heal and far from being a reason to disengage, the state of politics in this country, and the sad fact that the conservatives, at least the Big C ones, are no longer progressive and the obvious fact that they are connected to American politics, ideology and scandalous tactics is not a reason to give up on Canada and it's politics. 

If anything, it should help to crystallize in our minds the absolute need to become engaged, if not enraged, more aware and not be caught sitting back while others with far less to lose steal our fragile and vital democracy.

Most of us do not have to answer to an editor, an office manger, and advertiser, a board of directors, or share holders or political bullies, but there are those among us that do. And there is no way that we should ever feel that we have to answer to them.

We need to help change that dynamic and we need to let it be known that it is we citizens to whom the debt is owed. I want  a mainstream media that is either driven into the background or who evolves and  becomes a catalyst  for our re engagement.

They really should know enough and be free enough from interference to inspire us to get involved, but many of them are also on the side of the vote suppressors, whether by choice or by circumstance.

Oh, I gotta go. That odd daytime CBC lady just referred to Harper's "pledge to pass the Omnibus (more at Ominous) Crime Bill" which is IMO more of a threat than a pledge. and so should our awakening be more of a threat to wake up every Canadian than a pledge to support the dismal political atmosphere created by this dismal Harper Government!

I may be one of the few that sees reason for hope in the abject hopelessness that is the Harper Government. 

It Is Definitely A Reason 
And a Clarion Call To Rise.

And while you are at it. Please help us to Pressure Elections Canada to release the name of the despot or despots who thought it would be within the rules to divest anyone of their right to vote. And Please join with other Canadians to get the harper Government to call a Royal Commission to get to the bottom of this an fix it so that Nothing Like this ever happens again!

If  the so called Pierre Poutine did indeed come forward yesterday, as he said he would, and if he did indeed confess to something that everyone in the country knows to be a crime, then charge him immediately and unless he is a minor, Release his Name. We have waited for the answer to his identity long enough as it is.

And Yes this Really is Dean Del Mastro trying to defend
what he does not have the skill to defend.
The longer this farce goes on the longer the sheep that never get angry at, or frustrated with these Cons will be able to nod their heads in agreement as they listen to their hero Dean Del Mastro spouting ridiculous talking Points and whining that he and the Cons are the real victims in this affair. That too is nonsense.

Not that he can not sometimes be the victim, he is not exactly known for his glove hand, nor his stick work, after all, Lol!

This Just In:
Fake Video of fake Michael Sona? Surfaces

It is Definitely a Fake says the Montreal Gazette.  

This Whole Damned Story just Keeps Getting 
Curiouser and Curiouser

March 08, 2012

Republican Interference? ~ The View from the Front Porch Looking North ~ This is Not just Voter Engagement

Has Harper Crossed the Line?

Julius Caesar Crossed the Rubicon 
on January 10th, 49 B.C.
which turned out to be One river too far.
So, why do modern men still cross lines
that Precipitate their Own Undoing?
Why is Noone talking about the Conservative's Relationship with Front Porch Strategies? 

To me, their tell-tale shared backward looking Ideology and all that they both promote sheds light on the very heart of the Robocon Scandals that include not only Tele Town Halls as well as  Robocalls, but a whole litany of other unreported activities. 
Front Porch Who? ~ Who Are They? 
There is lots of evidence to be gleaned from some of Front Porch Strategies own gloating rhetoric and many incidences of both unilateral and mutual congratulation and mindless glad-handing. These are obviously not just business relationships and just as obviously are rooted in the same dark Right wing Ideology that Most Canadians would not tolerate if it was revealed to them.

There is much more than an exchange of services happening here. There is much in this relationship that speaks of  a growing connection between the Harper Conservatives and the  Right, American Conservative Movement. A look at some of the Issues that Front Porch Strategies promotes shows a very close relationship to the American Religious Right and the big money of the Republicans and shows their passionate interest in dredging up a lot of issues that Canadians have long since felt were already settled. Many of them are issues that even Harper claims are already settled. According to Harper for instance there is no reason or plans to resurect the abortion debate. 

Here are just a few screen shots taken from the very public facebook Page of Front Porch Strategies. Just a few pictures to whet your appetite.
What is the Heartbeat Bill? ~ This from the Companies official Public Facebook page:

So what other issues do they promote? Well they are seemingly in lock-step with the Harper government's views on Israel vs. Palestine and openly lobby on Facebook for more support for Israel, and less consideration for Palestinians and are clearly promoting a very unbalanced approach. 

So? Who Do They Do Work For?

I am having a hard time to decide which clip of Newt Gingrich best typifies his incredibly dangerous and dismal Ideology. Should I raise his racist rants? Should I talk about his stupid take on taxes, his attacks on Muslims, or his outrageous treatment of both of his ex-wives? There are just so many clips, and so little time. Of course all of those topics are open game in america.  And again I want to ask you to ask yourself if you think that any company that so actively and passionately promotes nothing but Right wing Ideologues is not very likely to have more than just a business relationship with those who share that Right Wing Ideology?

At any rate I picked this clip because it shows how very practical he can be. This was just moments after his having lost the Republican Primary on 
Jan. 31st, 2012 in Florida: (Unofficial 100 percent) Mitt Romney 46.42 percent (775,014), Newt Gingrich 31.9 percent (533,117), Rick Santorum 13.3 percent (222,799), Ron Paul 7 percent (117,104), other 1.3 percent (21,613). ).

Beware the loser that will promise you the Moon! 

Wondering Why the Christian Alliance seems so familiar?
Harper looking None too Happy
to be photographed
outside of Alliance Church
"About two decades ago, Harper shifted away from the mainline Protestant denominations of his father and began finding a home in the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, which has about 2.5 million members and 14,000 congregations worldwide. One fifth of its members live in North America, with Alberta a Canadian hotbed.

Since Harper moved in 2003 to Ottawa, he has been attending the capital city's Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, called East Gate, under the guidance of Pastor Bill Buitenwerf.

On the outside, RockPointe Church looks like a bunker. On the inside, it's a cavernous auditorium with no crosses, altar or pulpit. Instead it has a "stage" on which its many pastors champion conservative moral values while strolling like casual talk-show hosts, remarking on how "cool" things are, exclaiming "Right on!" and referring to adherents as "You guys."

Trask believes the more than 2,000 evangelical Protestants in his thriving church, as well as most of the 2.5 million evangelicals across the country, are enthusiastic supporters of his old friend, the prime minister.
 "Read more:

And Who Do They Work for North of the Border?
Knocking on Doors? Seriously? Via Tele-Town-Halls? 
Matt (below) is the CEO of FPS
Yeah they will bring us into the Twenty first Century all right.
Complete with Republican Dirty Tricks
Dean Del Mastro? That Rings a Bell eh?
View this entire FPS Rant on another ttSm page

And yet Another Contradiction by Front Porch Strategies who have Categorically Denied that they even Make
A link to the FPS Video
So, do you still think that the Harper Government has no idea what went on with all the calls that they paid for during the election? 
They seem pretty damned well organized to me, even taking the time to thank the company that was kind enough to bring American attitudes and issues right to their door. Are you comfortable with front Porch Strategies importing their Pro-life and Anti-Palestine campaign here?

They do as you may remember, also promote Newt Gingrich, and Rick Santorum. 

    What Could Be Less Canadian Than That? 

I just wanted to add one final worry about this American Right wing spin machine. They have been saying for a week that they do NOT do Robocalls and only did Tele-Town-Halls on behalf of the Conservatives. As you have just seen that clearly is the case. Oddly they still deny having such capabilities, but they need to be careful what they say on publicly on Facebook.

Feel Free to Comment below. 

March 04, 2012

Harper PERSONALLY Cheated in May 2011 Election! ~ We Knew It Then!

I have no idea why there is any doubt that the man at the Top of the "In and Out" and the obvious architect of the on going deconstruction and de-funding of Canadian democratic principles is getting even the shadow of doubt here. Are we that forgetful? Do we reset our minds every news cycle? Are we really as stupid as Harper thinks we are? 

Stick around and we'll jog yer memory! He even personally broke the Election Law on May 2, 2011at 1136 PM ET.
Have another look at evidence clearly showing Harper campaigning illegally on Election day 2011!

And he was talking about the fresh news that Osama was dead. If there is anything that reaches out to his kind of crowd, it is news that opponent has been slain. Revenge is a powerful Right Wing aphrodisiac. Note at the end that he gets schooled by a citizen after putting in a shameless plug at the end of the interview.

To me it is hard evidence. There is also much evidence that to the Cons, the concept of evidence is a hard one to get! We can't change them, but we do out-number them. We must concert ourselves to that end.

Seriously, Election Fraud is no harder to prove than all of the other fraud that they have so openly committed! Their entire tenure as the government has been fraught with dismal lapses of reason, ethics or direction. This blog is full of such information.

In an interview this morning with Bill Good on CKNW in Vancouver, Stephen Harper openly campaigned for the Conservative Party of Canada, asking listeners to "vote Conservative" in defiance of Elections Canada rules and regulations that state no campaigning may be done during the media blackout on election day.
During the interview Stephen Harper contravined the Elections Canada Act by stating that "It is certain that I will vote, and I encourage all other people to vote, and I encourage people to do the same as me and vote Conservative."
The host of the CKNW call in radio show, Bill Good, was quick to reply to listeners that "We encourage you to vote too, but we encourage you to vote whichever way you feel is appropriate."
Sections 480 to 499 of the Elections Canada Act detail prohibited activites by candidates during the imposed media blackout on election day in Canada.

THIS BLOG POST, like Harper's continued Contempt for Canada is a work still in progress. I am looking at the View from the FRONT Porch, Lol! I'll be back!

March 02, 2012

Harper's Little Helpers ~ Responsive Marketing Group ~ Pimp My Riding!

Little Boys Like Big Trucks!

It Turns out that the Famous Conservative call centre company
Responsive Marketing Group in Thunder Bay )
has a checkered legal history in U.S.   
OTTAWA — The company that handles the Conservative Party's computerized voter-identification system and powerful fundraising machine has a checkered legal history in the United States, where it operates call centres that have repeatedly been the subject of lawsuits and complaints over its telemarketing practices.
     Media reports say Elections Canada is broadening its investigation of harassing telephone calls in Guelph to include former employees of Responsive Marketing Group in Thunder Bay, who called the RCMP to report concerns about calls they were making to direct voters to the wrong polling stations.
      RMG issued a statement late Wednesday night asserting that it did not engage in voter suppression calls in the campaign and saying the company would contact Elections Canada to work with the agency.

Read more: 

Doug Finley praised this company loudly just last week. Hmmm..... Doug Finely, that rings a bell