Archive for June, 2013

Dalton Goes to Harvard

June 29th, 2013

I love this idea:

Apparently Dalton McGuinty is moving to Harvard. Lets make sure his reputation follows him. I understand that people are writing to the President of the University to let him know how fucked up this decision is.

You can email the President of Harvard at and let him know why McGuinty has shown neither the ability nor the ethics for a major University.

Some poiints to consider:

  • Ontario Debt to GDP has risen steadily since McGuinty became Premier, from 27%  to 37% now – it is projected to rise to 40.4% in 3 years.
  • Net debt has doubled in that time, from approximately $150-million in 2003 to $300-million now.
  • The latter half of the Mike Harris years, from 1999-2002, Ontario had a small surplus. When McGuinty took over from Ernie Eves, there was a $5.4-billion deficit, which McGuinty represented has an example of horrific book-keeping. The deficit will be $15.2-billion this year, with laughable (and now thrown out the window) projections of balance by 2016.
  • His government has been  scandal plagued since day one, with E-Health and Ornge Air Ambulance spending scandals, his alternate energy act, which amounted to a public payout to Samsung for no discernible benefit and now the closing of 2 natural gas generator plants for purely political reasons. The costs of this decision has risen from $45-million then, to a possible $900-million (Oh hell, lets call it a billion and be done with it) now.
  • He may be the most compulsive liar ever to darken the political doorstep.
  • Ontario has gone from a have Province, making a national contribution to the economy, to a have not, recieving equalization funds from the national economy. We went from Alberta to Quebec in one Premier.

There’s more, but that’s a good starting point. Perhaps if enough Ontarians let Harvard know we feel they are hiring a man of such little ability and honesty, unqualified for either the ethics or economics department, they will re-think this decision.

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In The Famous Words of Inigo Montoya

June 26th, 2013

“You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”inigo_montoya

I think we need to be honest about the exercise that is unfolding… I would appreciate that kind of honesty

Dalton McGuinty lecturing anybody on honesty is like Bill Clinton giving an harangue on fidelity, or Richard Nixon on ethics. It’s cringeworthy at best. I’ve seen a lot of politicians tell a lot of lies, but Dalton McGuinty is the one who is the most congenitally incapable of speaking the truth. From day one this smarmy little man has smirked and lied to the people of Ontario. And as his $40-million seat save has risen to $585-million, which is turning to $900-million, McGuinty once again smirks and promises to respect Ontarians in the morning.

But that’s our Dalton: A lie, wrapped up in a lecture on honesty, surrounded by an untruth.

Good riddance!

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“Dear Chief Secretary…

June 24th, 2013
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I’m afraid there is no money


I don’t know what bothers me most, the flippancy of the admission, or the fact the Chief Secretary to the Treasury the latter was left for, David Laws, “… didn’t regard[sic] as a big thing.” Of course Laws is a Lib Democrat – think NDP – who lasted on the job all of 17-days before being forced to resign in an expense scandal.

One wonders if Charles Sousa will leave such a note in his wake? At a guess, I’d say that’s just a bit to honest for these Daltonites.

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Fluffernutter Friday

June 21st, 2013
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Heart opened a tour with Jason Bonham on Monday in Tampa. The last 45 minutes, Heart plus Bonham and his guitarist, Tony Catania, share the stage and do a Led Zeppelin set. Here’s Kashmir:


Toronto the Not in a Death Spiral:

June 21st, 2013
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“This is Why We Pay Taxes.”

$5,600 Ping Pong Table in Ritchie Parkette

$5,600 Ping Pong Table in Ritchie Parkette

Not unrelated.


So Now the OPP is Investigating the Conservatives for Liberal Malfeasance?

June 18th, 2013

Here in Cambridge, our MPP Rob Leone, along with Nipissing MPP Vic Fideli, has requested the OPP investigate the Ontario Liberals for the illegal destroying of emails. hqdefaultOur local paper, a TorStar/Metroland publication, framed the story this way:

Cambridge MPP Rob Leone is at the centre of an OPP investigation into the deletion of electronic records pertaining to the cancellation of gas power plants in Mississauga and Oakville, by Ontario’s Liberals.

Wednesday afternoon, the Tory MPP met with three police officers at Queen’s Park to discuss the investigation.

That’s right, Leone is “at the centre” of the investigation, and had to meet with the OPP to “discuss the investigation.” Stop reading right there – as newspapers know most people do – and ask yourself, who’s under investigation?


In a report released earlier this month entitled Deleting Accountability: Record Management Practices of Political Staff – A Special Investigation Report, Information and Privacy Commissioner Dr. Ann Cavoukian confirmed senior advisors in former premier Dalton McGuinty’s office, as well as other ministers’ offices, destroyed and/or took sole copies of official government documents covered under the Archives and Recordkeeping Act and the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Three paragraphs in, and Leone’s roll is still unclear. It’s not until paragrsaph 4, we get to, “in a letter to OPP commissioner Chris Lewis that requested an investigation…”

Yes, paragraph 4 and finally Progressive Conservative MPP Rob Leone is shown to be requesting an investigation, not “at the centre,” of one.

Interestingly, in the version of the article that made it into print and landed on my doorstep this morning, there is only one paragraph after the one in which Leone is shown to be requesting an investigation. It says, simply (lamely), “they want to know if anything criminal transpired.” Nothing about a committee involved in a formal investigation, nothing about taxpayers property, nothing about sections of the criminal code. Just Leone and Fideli “wanting to know.”

Our local paper has a new editor, Richard Vivian, who is a mere three months into the job. Jeff Hurst, the previous editor, would have never let this article publish as is.  One hopes it’s a mistake, not a signal of the way our local paper is going to be slanting the news.

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June 12th, 2013
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It’s never good when you start thinking like the leader of the NDP.

h/t SDA

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Fluffernutter Friday

June 7th, 2013
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Black Star Riders are what remains of the recent touring version of Thin Lizzy. Their new album, All Hell Breaks Loose, is no Thin Lizzy in their prime. But it does prove that yes, they do still make music like that. Someday Salvation is the absolute highlight of the album, but Bound for Glory isn’t bad either.

And just in case you forgot how good they are, here’s the real thing.

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Justin Time

June 5th, 2013

From the inbox:

The recent ethical lapses in the Prime Minister’s office show Canadians need more openness and accountability from their Leaders.

Some people think that change can come from the top-down. But I know that real change can only come from Canadians like you.

That’s why today I announced our Open Parliament plan including common sense reforms, like posting all Parliamentarians’ expenses online and developing a clear role for the Auditor-General in ensuring proper spending in Parliament.

Now I want you to help me build on this plan.

Share your ideas on how we can once again raise the bar on transparency and tell me what you think of the reforms I’ve already proposed.

Canadians know the difference between right and wrong. Now I want your ideas on how we can ensure that our representatives in Ottawa play by the same rules as everyone else.

Take a minute to give me your input on how we can raise the bar on transparency, and share your opinion on the common sense reforms I’ve already proposed:

OK, I’ll start and in the spirit of bi-partisanship, I would agree all MPs expenses should be online, if they weren’t already. It will tell you, for instance, that Julian Fantino, who’s riding is over 4-hours to Ottawa spends almost $40,000 less in expenditures than Justin Trudeau, who’s riding is less than an hour from Ottawa.

Now, how about we post online all monies earned by MPs, from all sources.

Silly Liberals

In Dalton McGuinty’s Ontario…

June 5th, 2013

…laws are what happens on videos nobody has seen.daltons-ontario

You know, with Kathleen Wynne’s tax increasesbehind the scenes deal makinginvolving herself where she has no business being, already whining about how the Feds won’t spend on her behalf and the perverts she surrounds herself with, I was beginning to miss Dalton McGuinty

Senior Ontario Liberal political staff were breaking the law when they hit delete on emails that could have shed light on why the government cancelled two gas plants at a cost of $585 million, Information and Privacy Commissioner Dr. Ann Cavoukian says.

The commissioner found that emails sent and received by former chiefs of staff to the minister of energy and former premier Dalton McGuinty were deliberately deleted…

Hey, there he is. Welcome back Dalton.

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