Weekly Highlights from our Conservative Overlords

Weekly Highlights from our Conservative Overlords

Monday, September 28, 2015

Election Update #11 - Sept 18-28

People think that this eternal election campaign was some devious scheme by Stephen Harper to spend more money than his opponents.  But no.  They're wrong.  It was a devious scheme by Stephen Harper to bore the shit out of us so that we forget to vote.  I'm soooooooooooo bored of all this crap.  Maybe the debate tonight will change my mind?

I doubt it.

The Cons announced a massive donation to fight cancer...if they win the election...and implied support from the Terry Fox Foundation.  Once again, not Steve's fault.  He blames the Terry Fox Foundation for getting things wrong.

Diane Watts doesn't necessarily agree with the language contained in her own advertising, potentially.  Okay?

Jesus.  These guys need to just give the fuck up on their niqab ban.  How many millions are we spending pursuing this just so the Cons can appear anti-Muslim to voters?  And if the citizenship ceremony is so sacred...why are they doing things like this?

An NDP campaign sign has been defaced with...ummm...some pretty vulgar anti-muslim bullshit.  Congrats, Steve.

How did Joe Oliver get his job?  We're all wrong.  There's been no recession.

Canada now a net exporter of terrible environmental performance.  Barrick Gold just poisoned the shit out of a South American river.

Ottawa area Conservative candidates are not participating in debates.  Which is fine.  I mean, we don't really need to hear them say horrible things in public, do we?

The drug company that makes one drug and has pulled in $6 Billion in profits for it is suing the Canadian Government over their attempts to lower the price.

Some handy little ties between the Cons and KPMG, even during their tax fraud probe.

So Trudeau wants nothing do do with the F-35.  It's a shitshow over at Canada Politics.  So many defense experts!

There seems to be some documentation showing that Exxon knew about the causes of global warming back in the 70's.  Didn't we all though?

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Election Update #10 - Sept 9-17

I kind of forgot how much election time sucks.  You've got all these politics tourists drifting in, super concerned about stuff after not giving a shit for years.  And you've got all these bozos tripping all over themselves to hand things out.  Does flying around the country making promises actually have an effect?  I'm sick of it.  I can't wait for this to be over.

This might be the final court loss for Steve.  Their idiotic niqab ban has been overturned.

8.7 Billion was left unspent by government last year.  Man.  It's easy to balance a budget when you don't do anything.

Rick Hillier thinks Canada can bring in 50,000 refugees.  Romeo Dallaire thinks that plan sucks.  Figures we can handle 90,000.

More truth about refugees.  41st in per capita acceptance of refugees...not first.

Now Syria is a "Terrorist War Zone".  Fuck that sounds scary.  Also, with followers like these..."How many kids drowned in pools in Canada this past summer? Do you blame the government for that?" is what a Conservative heckler said to journalists trying to ask qeustions.

Now "proper security screening" is preventing us from being the white knights of the international community.  Because all of the terrorists are planning on dropping flights full of refugees out of the sky.

Steve spouts nonsense in his Peter Mansbridge interview.  And...somehow suggests there's too many refugees to worry about doing anything about it?

The Atlantic counters the Atlantic counter to the New York Times article.

I assumed this was somebody making some kind of political commentary about Stephen Harper...but no...his own campaign is slapping "24 Hour Surveillance" decals on his campaign signs.  It's just insanely funny that nobody saw any problems with this.

Some background on the Australian dickface that the Cons have hired.  He sounds terrible.  Probably just as in touch with Canada as his bosses.

This was a story a few months ago, but now there are some actual details, and confirmation, that the Cons swapped gun legislation favours to gun nuts if they'd keep quiet about C-51.

"Is the Conservative Party buying likes on Facebook?"  I'm thinking "Yes".

This is funny.  I actually noticed the pages and pages of useless tweets when I tweeted at Cheryl Gallant that she sucks over her climate change denying infomercial.

Peter Kent has always been an idiot.  And this is why I would be horrified if my parents were on Twitter.  Why do Conservatives so quickly jump on these "check out these scary muslims!" tweet bandwagons?

Canadian troops have arrived at the proxy war in the Ukraine.

It would be delicious irony if the "Expats can't vote" enforcement inspired reams of expats to vote.  Some have found a loophole to do just that.  Show up in your old riding with proof of address and you're good to go.

Trudeau pointed out that some rich people use "small businesses" as tax loopholes.  I don't have a problem with that.

The CRA is accusing KPMG of creating a tax fraud scheme.

I feel like Steve has his opinion backwards. "Anything but Conservative 'absolute disaster' for Canada: Harper"

Jesus.  These ads are getting weird.  "Stephen Harper isn't perfect, but when it comes to the economy, we can depend on him."  What a stupid lady.  Is she not watching the news?

What the fuck?  Rupert Murdoch just bought National Geographic?

This is pretty great.  The White House produced a video highlighting all of Dick Cheney's lies.  As others pointed out though, it would have been better if they arrested him.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Election Round-up #9 - Sept 4-8

One of the guys behind Shit Harper Did was arrested at a campaign stop in Surrey for wearing a T-shirt.  It's pretty fucked up when government security teams are removing people and arresting them for improper political messaging.  Another article details the shitstorm surrounding Harper that day.

Steve continues to pound into us that military response is the only option.  Mulcair's response to this?  "No, fuck you!"

Anti-immigrant mailouts come back to haunt the Conservatives.  And why do all of these have to come laced with so much logical fallacy?

The Conservatives are really starting to parse their language and statistics.  And getting it wrong.  No, we aren't the largest per capita receiver of immigrants.  And "resettled refugees" is just a technicality.

Jason Kenney was presented with facts.  Chose to respond with outrage.  Jason, it does appear that we did actually let more temporary foreign workers than immigrants.  He also explored not taking in any refugees with health problems, but didn't because figured the optics would be bad.  Good thinking.

The mug urination incident is just so bizarre.  The dude is no longer a Conservative candidate so I can now feel a bit sorry for him.  It sounds like he was just trying not to pee his pants in a customers house.  Could have done a better job cleaning the mug though.

Another bad revelation for the Conservatives.  At times, the independent Senate refused to bend to their will and it made them very angry.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Election Round-up #8 - Sept 1-3

The Syrian refugee crisis has been a disaster for a while, but the images of a tiny child washed up on the shores has been enough to galvanize some kind of support.  Unfortunately, it gets worse and worse for Canada:

The young boy had ties to Canada, and a local MP had approached Chris Alexander to plead their case. Update - It's still a little bit unclear on exactly what happened here.

Of course, Chris Alexander has been ignoring refugees in Syria for quite some time now.  And he is further embarrassing himself.  Please watch the video in that link.  Oh wait.  More embarrassment.  This is probably part of the reason Conservatives grant less than 5% of interview requests.

And just to counter what we're doing vs. what other countries are doing.  Germany is planning on taking on 800,000 refugees.  To our 2300 so far.

Jesus Christ.  Worse and worse:
The boys' father, Abdullah Kurdi, also said today Canadian officials offered him citizenship after seeing what happened, but he has declined. But Citizenship and Immigration Canada released a statement Thursday afternoon saying "Canada did not offer citizenship to Mr Abdullah Kurdi."

Macleans figures we can do a lot more.

The amazing thing is that the Conservatives seem to be touting their "taking it to ISIS" as some kind of justification for doing nothing about refugees.  US documents reveal that we killed up to 27 civilians with our airstrikes.  And we aren't taking it very seriously.  So we're screwing that part up too.

Where is Joe Oliver?  You'd think the Finance Minister would be front and center in talking about financial policy and reaction to the announcement of a Recession.

Oh Laureen...you're off message!

Macleans dismantles the mineral exploration tax credit and all the benefits it supposedly provides.

Steve has been cleaning up anti-Conservative Instagram comments.

A former DFO employee did an analysis and determined that enforcement and charges have dried up in recent years.  There's nobody on the ground to protect our waterways.

A great article about sports stadium construction shakedowns, using Calgary as an example.  It's amazing that these buffoons waited for the oil price collapse to announce their intentions.