Helping Disabled Conservatives!

Lovely sentiments, indeed… were it not for the pesky little fact that 94% of funding flowing through the Enabling Accessibly Fund has been directed to projects located in Conservative ridings.

Apparently, the vast preponderance of disabled people in Canada just happen to live in areas of the country that voted for Stephen Harper. Imagine that… what a strange coincidence!

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25 responses to “Helping Disabled Conservatives!

  1. TofKW

    “Apparently, the vast preponderance of disabled people in Canada just happen to live in areas of the country that voted for Stephen Harper.”

    If by disabled you mean mentally impaired, then yes this may indeed be the case.

  2. That wasn’t what I had in mind, but so it would seem…

  3. TofKW

    OK a cheap shot …but it was irresistible 🙂

  4. Omar

    Speaking of the mentally impaired, Harper just gave a speech marking the fall of the Berlin Wall. I lost count of how many times he used the word “evil”. It was a speech worthy of George W Bush circa 2003. He was notably unimpressive, but I’m sure it had his rabid supporters erect and drooling.

  5. Ti-Guy

    He was notably unimpressive, but I’m sure it had his rabid supporters erect and drooling.

    Overheard in the audience:

    Connie #1: What’s Harper’s talking about?
    Connie #2: He’s commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Wall coming down.
    Connie #1: What wall?
    Connie #2: You know, the Great Wall of China. It came down 20 years ago and that’s why the Chinese aren’t communists anymore.

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  7. Omar — I’m tempted to go do a Google search on “Harper” and “Evil” but suspect the results won’t produce the anticipated result…

  8. TofKW

    It’s all from new-right’s blind belief that Reagan and the GOP somehow defeated the ‘evil’ communists. Simple truth that anyone who had family behind the iron curtain knew – communism destroyed itself. I remember Bush Sr. bragging about how he was responsible for the fall of the USSR’s empire, it was not unlike a roster claiming his responsibility for the arrival of dawn.

  9. And the toe is still tapping waiting for an idea of substance to come from Michael Ignatieff.

    There has to be more than “look at what they’re doing wrong” to create support for the LPC.

  10. Ti-Guy

    There has to be more than “look at what they’re doing wrong” to create support for the LPC.

    Well, how do expect the to react to perfidy and ineptitude, Rob? It’s not called “the Opposition” for nothing.

    Don’t be an obstreperous blowhard, Rob. It’s a bad look on you.

  11. Paul Raposo

    When are we going to get rid of these bums? A stacked senate by next year; buying votes in Con ridings with everyone else’s money; inviting Con candidates to big cheque parties, but not inviting the actual sitting MP for that area; H1N1. It’s gone too far.

  12. Rob — That’s a false dichotomy. I have been absolutely clear in my deep dissatisfaction with Ignatieff and the Liberals, but that in no way mitigates my criticism of Harper and his *cough* Conservative Party.

    Furthermore, I’m not attempting to “create support” — that’s the function of a partisan. If people happen to agree with me from time to time, that’s great… and if not, well, we can argue.

  13. Harper just gave a speech marking the fall of the Berlin Wall. I lost count of how many times he used the word “evil”.

    I’m tempted to go do a Google search on “Harper” and “Evil”…

    I’m tempted to do my own search, to see how Harper has commemorated the fall of Batista, Pinochet, Marcos, the Shah of Iran, and Somoza. It would be fascinating to count the iterated euphemisms for “evil”–like “rather unpleasant chaps”.

  14. CWTF

    I have been absolutely clear in my deep dissatisfaction with Ignatieff and the Liberals, but that in no way mitigates my criticism of Harper and his *cough* Conservative Party.
    I think that underscores a key difference between Liberals and Conservatives.

    Most Liberals are ready to debate, explore ideas, talk about issues. Conservatives are more like mind-numb ass monkeys. They seem to live in a world of their own where logic and facts don’t mean a thing. Only blind party ideology.

  15. “Rather unpleasant chaps”… Too funny.

    There’s a country where no one knows
    What’s going on in the rest of the world
    There’s a country where minds are closed
    With just a few asking questions

    Like what do their leaders say
    In sessions behind closed doors
    And if this is the perfect way
    Why do we need these goddamn lies

    This doesn’t go down too well
    “we give you everything and you throw it back
    Don’t like it here you can go to hell
    You’re either with or against us . . .”

    There’s a country that’s great and wide
    It’s got the biggest of everything
    Try to attack it and you can’t hide
    Don’t say that you haven’t been warned

    You can’t hide in a gunman’s mask
    Or kill innocent folks and run
    But if you’re good at it they might ask –
    Come on over to the other side

    There’s a country that’s tired of war
    There’s a country that’s scared inside
    But the bank is open and you can draw
    For guns to fight in their backyard

    I could go on but what’s the use
    You can’t fight them with songs
    But think of this as just
    Another tiny blow against the empire

    Another blow against the evil empire

    Just another blow against the evil empire

    p.s. You owe me a new keyboard. 😉

  16. Navvy

    Conservatives are more like mind-numb ass monkeys. They seem to live in a world of their own where logic and facts don’t mean a thing. Only blind party ideology.

    Which reminds me, I’m going to do my Masters next year and I’m in desperate need of cash. As such, I’ll be entering the Fraser Institute’s annual student essay competition. So, if you don’t mind, your wingnuttiest ideas would be appreciated. Here are the titles of the three winners from last year:

    What’s Good for Business is Good for the Poor
    Property Rights and Credit as Keys to Growth
    Economic Freedom and Poverty

  17. CWTF — I can’t speak for others, but my impression is that “liberals” tend to be a little more open-minded and free-thinking in general. It’s kind of what defines us as an intellectual species.

  18. Paul Raposo

    Paul–A: 2012.

    Great. Just when we get rid of Harper, the world is going to end.

  19. Paul Raposo

    Navvy–

    Poor People: The Other White Meat

  20. Grammin

    Perhaps, and this is only for argument’ s sake, there is more money directed to disabled people in Conservative ridings because they tend to be more rural and lack the built-in services that urban centres tend to have (which is coincidentally where most Liberal support comes from). I would suspect that very little investment would be required to improve service to those in urban centres while it would be more costly to service those in Conservative ridings in that they are more isolated and removed from the safety net already in place in major cities.
    I would not be so naive as to believe this to be 100% responsible for the discrepancy in funding, but common sense would dictate that such an argument might as least be considered by reasonable human beings who are “open-minded” and “open to debate” matters.

  21. Grammin – what an absolute load of crap.

  22. hemmingforddogblog

    Grammin:
    I live in a rural area where you could swing a cow and not hit a conservative. Needless to say, there is no stimulus money to be seen in Southern Quebec.

    *sigh*

  23. Grammin — You may have a point. I wouldn’t dismiss your theory out of hand.

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