Daily Archives: March 30, 2011

VI Follies

An amusing report from A-Channel News about Harper’s somewhat muddled photo-op visit the other day to Vancouver Island.

Hey, I may be living in Winnipeg at the moment, but my heart will always be in Victoria…

It’s really too bad that Keith Martin decided to step down as MP for Esquimalt Juan de Fuca. Given that’s the case however, in order to avoid pointless vote-splitting, I would strongly urge every Liberal (and Green Party) supporter in that riding to get behind NDP candidate Randall Garrison, as he has the best chance of defeating perennial Conservative Party hack Troy DeSouza (or as my wife prefers to call him, “Fat Tony”).

Unfortunately, newcomer Liberal candidate Lillian Szpak doesn’t have a chance (she’s an obscure Langford councilor and won’t get much traction in outside the Western Communities), so a vote for her would just increase the likelihood of a DeSouza victory.



Filed under 2011 Canadian Election, Conservative Party of Canada, NDP, Victoria

Weiner v. Paul

Once again it’s time to demonstrate my hypothesis that, generally speaking, right-wingers have no sense of humour (or to be a little more charitable, let’s say they have a rather poor grasp of what is actually funny). In this regard, behold the difference between the speeches of Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner and Republican Senator Rand Paul at last night’s Congressional Correspondents’ Dinner.



Filed under Democrats, Humour, Media, Republican Party


That’s the title of the Liberals’ scary negative attack ad, as seen here:

Doesn’t quite sync up with Ignatieff’s message on the stump that “it is time to say ‘Enough is enough.’ Enough of the politics of fear. Enough of the politics of division. Enough of the politics of personal destruction.”


Filed under 2011 Canadian Election, HARPER Government of Canada, Liberal Party of Canada, Michael Ignatieff

Iggy Stumping

Footage from the kick-off of the Liberal campaign in Mississauga the other day.

Quite a good performance, actually.

Thanks very much to “Gremlin1977” for sharing. Like most folks, it’s doubtful that I’ll get out to a rally in the few short weeks before the election, but this video provides a good approximation of the experience, so it’s greatly appreciated.

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Filed under 2011 Canadian Election, Liberal Party of Canada, Michael Ignatieff