Anti-Green Shift Astroturfing

Let’s see what “average Guelphite” Barry Osmond is
up to these days, shall we?

That name might ring a bell with some of you from the indignant letter he wrote to the Guelph Mercury on August 2nd regarding all of the negative sniping by Liberal supporters at Gloria “MIA” Kovach, including “implying she’s just a Stephen Harper sock puppet.” Apparently, Mr. Osmond doesn’t understand the meaning of the word “imply” but whatever.

The next day, Progressive Blogger “Skinny Dipper” speculated that Mr. Osmond might actually be the “Blogging Tory” that posts anonymously as “Christian Conservative” because of the distinct similarity of wording used in the letter to the editor and a blog post by the redeemed one also whinging about the negative attacks on Kovach. That would appear not to be the case, but one never knows for sure about these things.

Be that as it may, Skinny also wondered whether Mr. Osmond was, rather than just an average citizen, perhaps a Conservative partisan based on the strength of his name appearing as the contact on an invitation to 2007 Conservative Party fundraising dinner ostensibly celebrating the birthday of Sir John A. Macdonald featuring Preston Manning as the guest speaker. Perhaps so.

Now, it seems that Mr. Osmond has launched a website called “Stop the Carbon Tax” that another “Blogging Tory,” the pseudo-conservative pundit and Sun Media hack Gerry Nicholls promoted on his blog yesterday this way: “Grassroots opposition to the Liberal Carbon Tax is growing as evidenced by this cool new site” which linked to Osmond’s site. Yeah, right… “evidence” of “grassroots opposition” — from Conservative party operatives masquerading as average citizens. Cool? Try pathetic.

Update: Jeff Davidson has brought the picture above to our attention. “Average citizen” Barry Osmond is part of “Team Kovach” — he’s the one without boobs.

15 Replies to “Anti-Green Shift Astroturfing”

  1. No doubt in my mind. If these guys were in the Olympics they’d be doped to the eyeballs.

  2. Ah, yes…Gerry Nicholls celebrating the power of average people and the grass roots…those “working families who play by the rules.”

    Of course, that doesn’t apply to parasitic courtiers living large off the fat off London, Ontario-based insurance companies or whoever they’re whoring themselves out to these days.

  3. the fella grinning beside doug finley is andrew prescott.

    Ah, that “Conservative”/Evangelical ebullience and enthusiasm. It’s infectious…

    Catch it!

    ….or wear a condom.

  4. Another question, why does Andrew Prescott lie on his blog about his location. His profile says GTA, but he is actually a Guelph resident? Why does he post about coming into Guelph to help the campaign when he actually lives in the riding?

  5. red,

    my pleasure. i’ve been a lazy blogger of late so i thought i’d pass it on to a personal fav.

  6. Sandi — Take off the foil hat. That’s just the way that particular Blogger layout looks. I know because I used to have the same one on RT v.1.0. 🙂

  7. So now that you’ve gone through your character assassination and ignored anything resembling an idea or deep thought, let’s hop right over that and go straight to your oracle like predictions.

    This is an important vote for the LPC. Do you think their 10% Ontario lead will sweep them to victory in Guelph (that is, the Guelph that’s NOT in the GTA)?

    I don’t live in Ontario and wouldn’t know a Kovach from a Van Loan.

  8. Tomm — Character assassination? You mean pointing out that the candidate gave a shifty pass-the-buck response to a direct question, that she couldn’t be bothered to show up at an all-candidates meeting because she was doorstopping with Gary Lunn (there’s great planning for you) and that part of her “team” are pawning themselves off as “average citizens” to create the false impression of being some kind of “grassroots” movement… You mean that kind of baseless “character assassination”?

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