Tim Who?

Briefly scanning posts from various Bloggin’ Tories yesterday, it seems many of them are quite enthused about Tim Hudak, the new leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party.

A spirited supporter of George W. Bush and the illegal war in Iraq, Hudak is apparently a flat taxer who believes in the public funding of faith-based schools, wants to abolish the Human Rights Commission, get tough on crime and freeze the minimum wage for years to come…

Prior to becoming a professional politician, he was an assistant manager at Wal-Mart.

Yep, that’s Bloggin’ Tory material alright.

19 Replies to “Tim Who?”

  1. Oh – that Tim Hudak…..

    In April 2003, he accepted an invitation to take part in a “Canadians for Bush” rally in support of the 2003 Invasion of Iraq, attending to show his support for America and American soldiers, organized by controversial activist Tristan Emmanuel

    …Tristan Alexander Emmanuel is a Canadian political and religious activist, and the founder and former President of the Equipping Christians for the Public-square Centre.

    Emmanuel was ordained as minister by the Reformed Presbyterian Church General Assembly to serve a mission work in the Niagara Peninsula area of Ontario. A graduate of both Tyndale University College and Seminary and McMaster University, he served as pastor of the Living Hope Orthodox Presbyterian Church of Vineland, Ontario, but not as a minister of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. In early 2005 Emmanuel resigned as the pastor of Living Hope OPC to have more time for political activism. He unsuccessfully campaigned for the Canadian House of Commons and the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in a number of elections, as a candidate of the Christian Heritage Party of Canada and the Family Coalition Party of Ontario.

    In 2002, Emmanuel made controversial statements by defending and endorsing Franklin Graham’s opinion that Islam is “a very evil and wicked religion”. He referred to Graham as a “very courageous man”, and argued that any home-schooled Christian would have reached the same conclusion. Emmanuel has also criticized George W. Bush and Pope John Paul II for being accepting of Islam and Islamic culture

  2. When I transplanted to the Maritimes in the mid 80s it was always a little dicey having to tell people you were from Upper Canada, especially when you had to breath the word Ottawa into the sentence. Now if I happen to mention my province of origin (which I seldom if ever do), the reaction that was once audacious contempt has turned itself into outright ridicule.

    When Quebec separates, I want to go with them.

  3. Biblical Proverb: a fool returns to his folly like a dog returns to his vomit

    Welcome back, I guess.

    Cheers, Coffee

  4. I’m starting my Holy Don Cherry Faith-Based School for Hockey. There’s the language of hockey: “You gots to hit ’em in the corners.” There’s mathematics: “Three goals and two assists makes (sic) five points.” Let us not forget science: “Shoots (sic) the puck hard and shoots (sic) often!” Grade-six social studies includes Canada’s trading partners: “Europeans are wusses with there (sic) visors.” French class: “Same with those French-guys.” Let us not forget Religion: “Pray to your messiah, moy, Don Cherry.”

  5. It ain’t your parents Upper Canada anymore. Really, they should just hand over the Niagara Peninsula and everything west of Hamilton to the state of Georgia.

    I don’t know how I feel about this, but I have a bad feeling he’s going to be very popular among the douche-bags that populate the suburban wastelands of this province.

  6. I’m curious to see how much hay the Liberals will try to make with the faith-based schools issue. They might want to tread a bit more carefully there this time around, or it will all seem like political posturing and people lose sight of the importance of the issue and side with a new view of dissent towards the status quo – in favour of Hudek et al.

  7. I’m curious to see how much hay the Liberals will try to make with the faith-based schools issue.

    I’m hoping non-Conservatives will simply stop trying to appeal to this tribe of ignorant, rage-filled rubes. You just can’t win by engaging them at all.

  8. I think of Mike Harris and Harper (Paul Wells is so impressed by strategy and games of Harper) this song came to mind.

    Oh the games people play now
    Every night and every day now
    Never meaning what they say now
    Never saying what they mean

    And they wile away the hours
    In their ivory towers
    Till they’re covered up with flowers
    In the back of a black limousine

    La-da da da da da da da
    La-da da da da da de
    Talking ’bout you and me
    And the games people play

    Oh we make one another cry
    Break a heart then we say goodbye
    Cross our hearts and we hope to die
    That the other was to blame

    Neither one will give in
    So we gaze at our eight by ten
    Thinking ’bout the things that might have been
    It’s a dirty rotten shame

    People walking up to you
    Singing glory hallelulia
    And they’re tryin to sock it to you
    In the name of the Lord

    They’re gonna teach you how to meditate
    Read your horoscope, cheat your faith
    And further more to hell with hate
    Come on and get on board

    Look around tell me what you see
    What’s happening to you and me
    God grant me the serenity
    To remember who I am

    Cause you’ve given up your sanity
    For your pride and your vanity
    Turns you sad on humanity
    And you don’t give a da da da da da

  9. Paul Wells is so impressed by strategy and games of Harper.

    He’s impressed by strategies and games period.

  10. ‘A spirited supporter of George W. Bush and the illegal war in Iraq….’

    Good one RT.

  11. Re: Dog’s return to their vomit, “charming” but true.

    Likely first observed/written in Egypt about 4,000 years ago, borrowed in Solomon’s court 3,000 years ago, and then included in the OT rewrite in Babylon – all with the added insight that:

    People do it too with their own so-called intellectual vomit.

  12. and the leading light of Ontario Conservatives is: “a former Wal-Mart Asst. Manager” ;-D. too funny.

    silver lining: ontario prov. politics just got more interesting.

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