Bob Rae in Victoria

Liberal candidate Lillian Szpak (Esquimalt-Juan de Fuca) is joined by Bob Rae who talks about the key differences between the Liberals and the Harper Conservatives.

If you want to get right to Rae’s remarks and skip the pleasantries at the beginning, jump to about 2 minutes into the video.

Thanks to amfreshcanada for the footage.


Broken Party Politics

The first part of a TVO’s series “Politics is Broken.”

Hard to see how Paiken & Co. are going to get four more episodes worth out of this topic. I suspect they may run out of steam after another hour of discourse about the baleful state of Canadian politics and the multitude of possible reasons accounting for the widespread apathy, contempt and thorough disinterest of voters.

Better Know a “Liberal” Nitwit

Seeing as the allegedly Liberal, feminist blogger “Pareta” doesn’t allow comments or permit trackbacks on her shitty little website, it seems pretty darn ripe calling Liberal MP Keith Martin a “spineless white man who hates gun control” and oddly quipping that “Tanning beds are to skin as Keith Martin is to the Liberal Party.” Exactly WTF does that mean?

The nitwit in question (appropriately self described as being “young, dumb, and full of glum”) might also benefit from educating herself a little about the riding of Esquimalt–Juan de Fuca (where I happen to live these days) before dismissively and quite incorrectly labeling it as “rural” — not that there’s anything wrong with that; but in fact, it’s a diverse mix of urban, suburban and rural communities.

Finally, it’s a highly dubious distinction indeed when one also gets sarcastically called out by Kate McMillan (of all people) and the pitchfork wielding mob at SDA as an example of “The Tolerant Left”

Update: A predictably infantile response from the gutless, anonymous, comment-free “Pareta”… For the record, I wasn’t so much “offended” by her lazy and snide post so much as ashamed to be politically associated in any way with someone so catastrophically ignorant.

Go Keith!

Nice to see that Dr. Martin has (finally!) got a decent website up and running, so I just wanted to give it a plug. Nicely executed for the most part and, oh look… it has a blog that actually works and takes comments. Imagine that!

For whatever it may be worth, I’ll be providing a little “better know your riding” profile on my bailiwick of Esquimalt-Juan de Fuca and a rundown of the candidates in due course, but in the meantime I’d encourage any voters in my specific neck of the woods to check out Keith’s new site (just click on the picture above) to find out more.