Chris Thompson, UBC law student and creator of an open letter in the form of a YouTube video addressed to former Socred premier Bill Vander Zalm (the most vocal proponent of the anti-HST movement in B.C.), appearing on the Business News Network.

Thompson’s amusing explanatory video can be seen here:

It’s interesting that in the last federal election, Smilin’ Jack Layton was traipsing around the province merrily promising that if he was elected, an NDP government would repeal the HST in B.C.– a position also supported by his provincial counterparts. More proof that when it comes to basic economics, the NDP is simply out to lunch.

Dog on Santorum

Another doomed Repubican aspirant (a much more appropriate word than “hopeful” I think).

Speaking to a small group of supporters in Florida last week, Santorum said that throughout his political career he’s faced mighty obstacles and has soldiered on. To illustrate the point, he recounted the time he was campaigning for Congress in 1990 and had a rather unfortunate encounter with a lap dog…

“The next thing I know I have this warm sensation. And I immediately jump up and there on my tan pants, is a wet spot where you do not want a wet spot.”

Inspirational stuff.

Oh, and to save you the trouble of investigating what Maddow is slyly referring to in connection with Santorum’s problematic Google connection, it’s the definition that can be found here.


It’s hard to fathom the demented mind of a parent that would train a 4 year-old to parrot asinine gibberish in support of a political party.