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Another Liberal Blunder December 27, 2005

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I’m beginning to really enjoy this election campaign as top people in the Liberal party continue to show us their true thoughts and feelings.  Paul Wells blows a top Liberal party executive who espoused so very dubious thought on his blog.  Things like:

  • Olivia Chow looks like a dog
  • Steven Fletcher is funny when he’s mad because he’s a cripple
  • Harper and Duceppe are gay or something
  • Ontario voters outside of Toronto, like Barrie, represented by a Liberal MP, are unimportant and a joke
  • People are stupid, pity politicians who have to pretend to be nice
  • Jack Layton is an asshole (Source:  Angry in the G.W.N)

For more details check out:

Angry In The Great White North
Stephen Taylor
Idealistic Pragmatist

Of course we can still assume that because the Conservatives might have some similar thoughts that have not yet been exposed, they still have a scary hidden agenda.  I am in awe of the Liberal train wreck.

Merry Christmas! December 23, 2005

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Merry Christmas everyone.  I guess I’ll be hanging up the blogging until after the holidays, unless something really gets my creating writing juices going.  I’m off to brave the retail chaos that’s out there today to finish up on a few little items I need to get.  Hopefully you’ve finished your Christmas shopping and are blissfully relaxing with your loved ones.  So with that, I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  Hope to see some of you over the holidays.

Dawna Wins A Yawner December 22, 2005

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Well Dawna became Martha’s Apprentice last night, walking away with a new car, a $250,000 a year salary and a job working on Martha’s new magazine, Body and Soul (?).  Not much more to comment on the show other than to say that it was a boring finale and I’m not at all disappointed that there won’t be a second season.  The best part of the night was probably the exchange between Martha and Alexis.  Acting like the daughter that couldn’t get a mother’s attention, Alexis lashed out at Martha, asking whether or not she was listening to her or checking her e-mail.  Quite amusing.  Oh and it would have been nice to have seen Jim’s wife and kids seeing how much Martha said how beautiful they were. 

Who Needs Belinda When You Have… December 19, 2005

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Rona Ambrose as a female star in your party.

And tops in Conservative Leader Stephen Harper’s lineup will be Edmonton’s Rona Ambrose, a photogenic and petite 36-year-old MP who was a virtual unknown last year.

Ambrose has since risen to the top of the unofficial Conservative youth caucus of 20 MPs under 40 which she helped found after winning a seat in the 2004 vote.

She now sits at the summit of Tory strategist’s Top 10 list for a cabinet.

“Rona is probably at the moment the MP that is the closest to Harper,” a strategist said. “She’s good, she’s smart and they’re very similar in some ways.”

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And she’s much prettier than Belinda Stronach.  Come on.  You’re thinking the same thing too. 

Manley’s Comment Smells December 18, 2005

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The Liberal candidate for my riding, Tom Manley was caught in somewhat of a gaffe this past week during a french debate:

While responding to a question about jobs and the economy during a French-languange all-candidates meeting Thursday, Manley said we can breathe clean air in Cornwall.

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Of course Manley is denying the whole thing stating that the air quality here in Cornwall is better than Toronto.  And it’s too bad there are no audio to back up Lauzon’s claim but let’s say the accusation is true.  Let’s say Manley did comment on the air quality here.  On the surface it seems innocent enough.  But let’s point out a few things that many people might use to interpret Manley’s comments as disingenuous:

1.  Cornwall has a reputation for being a smelly city.
2.  Domtar is somewhat, if not completely responsible for the smell in the city.
3.  Domtar is closing in a few months and have scale back large parts of their operations since last year at this time.
4.  Once Domtar is closed, one would assume that the air quality in the city will be improved dramatically.
5.  Tom Manley was a former Green Party candidate.  That’s not a negative on the Green Party but we know that their focus is mainly on the environment.

Also, Manley stated that he would like to see more medium sized manufacturing jobs come to the city, which I guess would mean that if a car manufacturer wanted to open up shop here, they are not welcomed.  It’s no wonder Lauzon reacted the way he did because most of us would have assumed the same thing. 

That Didn’t Take Long December 16, 2005

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I’m sure this is the first of many.

SYS-CON Media (www.sys-con.com) announced today that it plans to offer the top job at SYS-CON Events, Inc., the company’s fully owned subsidiary that produces leading i-technology conferences and trade shows, to Ms. Rebecca Jarvis.

SYS-CON’s offer to Ms. Jarvis will be to run the events division of the company as president and CEO with an annual salary of $150,000. Part of the job responsibilities of the president and CEO position, which is currently open, will include the launch of three international conferences in 2006: iTVcon – Internet TV Conference & Expo (www.itvcon.com), SOA Web Services Edge Conference & Expo, and Enterprise Open Source Conference & Expo.

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A Sour Finale December 16, 2005

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I had a really bad taste in my mouth this morning from last night’s Apprentice finale.  What looked like the makings of a double hiring turned out to be the most heinous display of selfishness and utter arrogance.  Going into the finale last night, I really didn’t care who would win because I thought either one of the two would have made a great Apprentice.  But now, it just seems so wrong that Randal won.  And it’s all because he couldn’t share the spotlight with someone who was equally as worthy to have it shone upon her. 

Overall, it was a good show but I’m sure a lot of people are up in arms about the ending.  Although she didn’t become Donald’s apprentice, I am quite sure Rebecca is now receiving tons of offers from other companies willing to take her on.  Perhaps Trump will quietly hire her for his company.  Not more I can say about the show.  On to season five now. 

Is It Over Yet? December 15, 2005

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Martha’s version of the Apprentice hasn’t inspired me to write a review of the show the entire season so I’m not going to start now.  But go check out MSNBC’s rundown of what took place last night here.  I’m anxious to see who will win next week but not to the level of excitement and anticipation as Trump’s finale tonight.  I’m going to stick with my prediction that Dawna will win, simply based on the fact that Bethenny looks like she’s going to crash and burn and that her event might not actually happen.  But we’ll see I guess.  Also for you guys that missed the show last night, we got to see some gratuitous side shots of Carrie’s breasts which I was way too enthusiastic about.  You can ask Carley about that.

The Da Vinci Code Trailer December 15, 2005

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The movie based on the best selling novel will hit theatres in May 2006.  Check out the first full length trailer here.  It looks really well done and you know it will be a good movie because Tom Hanks and Ron Howard are involved.  Also check out the new Mission Impossible 3 trailer here.  That movie looks wickedly good too. 

Illegal Hand Guns December 14, 2005

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Hand Guns