Weekly Highlights from our Conservative Overlords

Weekly Highlights from our Conservative Overlords

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Robo Calling Again - Week 92.5 - Feb 4-5

Amazingly, the Conservatives seem to still be doing sketchy things with robo-calls.  Push polls.  Not identifying the source of the call.  Phantom companies.  What the hell?

Mike Duffy is a Conservative Senator.  His primary residence is supposed to be PEI, both so that he can claim living expenses in Ottawa, and so that he actually qualifies to be a Senator representing PEI.  Yet, somehow he doesn't have the proper medical documentation for somebody who is actually a resident of PEI?  And he tries to pull some strings to fastrack the documentation that "proves" that he lives there?  Well, maybe he had to do this because he doesn't really live there.  He lives in Ottawa.  And therefore he probably shouldn't be a Senator representing PEI and he shouldn't be receiving living expenses.  The only thing left is for him to call the reporter who dug this up a bitch.

Who exactly is the Environmental Commissioner?  Well, whoever he is, he sees fracking as a risk and is also concerned with east coast offshore drilling.  That's a good way to get your budget cut.

Along similar lines, what is the Conference Board of Canada?  Whoever they are, they're not impressed by our direction on poverty and income inequality.

You thought I was going to leave you hanging there, didn't you?  Well, the Conference Board of Canada is "non-profit Canadian organization dedicated to researching and analyzing economic trends".  Oh.  Wait.  I remember these guys.  They plagiarized a report from the IIPA.  It's bad enough to listen to the IIPA, but to plagarize them?  Yikes.

What is going on in Real Estate in Vancouver right now?  Whow knows.  It's impossible to get a straight answer out of anybody involved in the industry.  This post indicates that prices are slightly down, volume is down, things are slow, and people are opting to just not sell, rather than lower their price.  This post suggests that things are a bit murkier than that.  Regardless, homes sitting on the market and people opting just not to sell is not sustainable.  At some point, people are going to have to sell for a variety of reasons.  It will be interesting to see what happens then.

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