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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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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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… And Liars Never Dalton!

May 7th, 2013
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Words you’ve never seen used in the same sentence before: Dalton McGuinty, honesty, integrity:

I know that he (former Premier Dalton McGuinty) will answer the questions with honesty and integrity

I know there’s a first time for everything, but I’m thinking I’d not be betting the kids college money on that one.


If you haven’t already seen it, McGuinty’s testimony today is in full vomit-vision at Blazing Cat Fur.

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In Dalton McGuinty’s Ontario…

October 26th, 2011
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daltons-ontarioThe Premier’s word is as good as his economy

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Poll Dancing

September 13th, 2011
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Well, the polls tell us I’m not the most popular guy in the country. I accept that. Doing what’s right is not always what’s popular.

The above is from Premier Dad, Dalton McGuinty on a Liberal TV commercial. Speaking in the third person, he knows we aren’t happy with him. And how does he know? Well, the polls tell them. Hey, Dad’s a tough job: it’s not his job to be Premier Friend. If you don’t like the decisions he makes on your behalf, his big Premier shoulders can take it. If it wasn’t for him you would be in your bed, instead of running about, doing dishes and washing clothes until all hours of the night.

pole-dancing-leanbackHere’s a question: how much better would life in this country be, how much better would politics be if the Premier didn’t need a poll to tell him he’s unpopular? If he knew because the guy in the donut line told him so, wouldn’t he also have a much better idea the real cost of some of his policies?

Here’s another question: what tough decision has Dalton McGuinty made? In his 8 years on power government spending has increased between 50% and 80%, depending on who’s study your reading. Inflation, meanwhile, has been in the 9% mark in that time. In other words, government growth has outpaced economic growth by a factor of between 6% and 9%. What’s tough about that kind of spending, unless you’re the poor sap paying for it?

Oh sure there’s been unpopular decisions. If you live in a rural area and now have a forest of 60 foot tall wind turbines in your backyard, your none too happy. But unpopular decisions are easy when you don’t have to face the people who’s property value you ruined. Nothing tough about Warren Kinsella – or some other lackey -walking in the room with a piece of paper and saying, John Smith of Leander Street, Wolfe Island is not happy. But meeting John Smith at Tim Horton’s waiting for his morning coffee, having him tell you what you have done to his property value, how he has to go back to work at 75, because you just screwed him out of his retirement income, that’s tough. And when you need the polls to tell you that you are not popular, then you aren’t meeting the people who vote for you at Tim Horton’s.

Besides, who voted for Dalton McGuinty to make unpopular decisions? This is a democracy, and we vote for politicians to enact our wishes, not to make decisions we won’t like. Of course he hasn’t done that, never asked anybody of they want an HST, never asked the people of Wolfe Island if they want their community turned into a wind farm. He has decided, without the authority of the electorate, against the wishes of communities. Yes, that’s unpopular.

Its also undemocratic.

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In Dalton McGuinty’s Ontario…

March 1st, 2011
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daltons-ontarioWe’re all just really, really big children.

We’re just kind of growing up a little bit as Ontarians.

Thanks to Premier Cool Uncle (formerly Premier Dad), Dalton McGuinty, for having such confidence in us. Dad never did!

We’ve heard from Ontarians and they are ready for more freedom.

So, Chris Bentley, you can hear us. Hear this, both of you:

and you sure aren’t cool enough to tell me when and were I can drink

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Buy Your Own Damn Christmas Tree!

December 1st, 2010
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On the day before Rob Ford became mayor of Toronto, winning with a campaign that promised no more culture of entitlement, the politicians at Queens Park were fighting over who’s gets the biggest taxpayer funded Christmas tree in their office. It appears that Speaker Steve Peters made off with a tree that had been designated for Tim Hudak.

The story of this absurd pissing match begins, but does not end, with speaker Peters invoking himself in the third person:

The Speaker wanted to have the tallest Christmas tree in the building,” Speaker Steve Peters explained.

Hey Peters, you want the biggest tree, go to Loblaws and buy the biggest tree. MPPs make over 110,000 a year, the speaker gets a stipend on top of that (the biggest stipend in the building, At Home in Hespeler is betting).

Here’s the irony. In large letters, all by themselves, on the Speakers web page, it says, “The Speaker is a servant of the House.”

Just as our public servants think the term servant means “we get to lord over you,” so the speaker thinks the term means “the speaker gets to lord over the house.”

Lest you think I am unfairly advocating  pox on the Speakers oversized, taxpayer owned and operated house, think again:

Tim Hudak’s staff was in an uproar Tuesday after his large office Christmas tree was nabbed and replaced with a stunted version of Yuletide timber…

PC staff members… handed out “free Tim’s tree” stickers to passersby in an effort to get it back. (Wonder who paid for those stickers?)

Yes, the leader of the Conservative Party started this nonsense. The left like to accuse Tim Hudak of being all Mike Harrisy, but I don’t see Harris caring about his office Christmas tree:

“In fact, it looks a bit more like the Charlie Brown Christmas tree,” charged Hudak. “Size does matter when it comes to Christmas trees.”

What’s with the Peanuts-aphobia? Cartoon characters vote too Mr. wanna be Premier. And another size matters joke, dear God! What if the teacher hears?

Yes, what if?

”I guess around here the boys think that size matters,” she (Andrea Horwath) said. “Apparently my tree is on the way and I’m sure it will be lovely… It’s more about the celebration than it is about the size or shape of a tree.”

Actually, it’s not about  the celebration, it’s about taxpayers apparently putting Christmas trees in every bloody office from Yorkville to Osgoode Hall:

Members who were concerned about the size of their Christmas tree were to be allowed to pick out a new one from a selection in the northwestern parking lot of the building.

Free trees in the Northwest parking lot at Queen’s Park, got it. Know were I’m going tomorrow. And now that the war on cars is over, it should be a breeze to get downtown.

Funny, Premier Dad has been vewy, vewy quiet on this issue. Wonder what he’s up to:

…the tree outside Premier Dalton McGuinty’s office was… so big in fact that a hydraulic lift was brought in to help with the decorating.

A pox on all their houses. And I repeat…

Buy Your Own Damn Christmas Tree!

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In Dalton McGuinty’s Ontario…

September 1st, 2010

“I don’t know how it happened mother,” says Premier Dad to Elizabeth McGuinty, his Czar in charge of all policy decisions.

“I was trying so hard not to turn into Mike Harris, that I never noticed I had turned into Bob Rae.

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Blog Tax

August 25th, 2010

The Pimply Minion’s Rebellion of 2010 continues apace.

It really seems this summer that governments in North America have started a war on the citizenry.

And it’s not big government, Stephen Harper and Barak Obama coming down from on high. It’s not even Premier Dad, Premier Uncle Jean and Premier Auntie Eva: Political middle managers bullying the staff. No, this is the locals, the councils and the by-law officers declaring what you can and cannot do full stop.

Want a lemonade? it must have the pimply minion seal of approval; want to get together with 75 friends and associates to discuss freedom on private property? not without a permit; want to write a blog? not without a license:

…Marilyn Bess has operated MS Philly Organic, a small, low-traffic blog…

In May, the city sent Bess a letter demanding that she pay $300, the price of a business privilege license.

“… for the city to tell me to pony up $300 for a business privilege license, pay a wage tax, business privilege tax, net profits tax on a handful of money is outrageous,” Bess says.

Of course, now Bess gets to write everything off, her computer, the room in her house where she blogs from, her server space &tc.

Except, I agree with William L. Anderson at The Freeman:

…I suspect there’s a more important reason for this new government outrage: intimidation of anyone who would use a blog to criticize government officials.

In other words, it’s not about the money, it’s about the rebellion.

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In In Dalton McGuinty’s Ontario…

August 15th, 2010

If you don’t like the policy, wait around 6 months, it’ll change:

March 2010:

If I was to knock on 1,000 Ontario families‘ doors and ask them for their top three concerns, I’d be surprised if anybody said, `Well … one of those is we’ve got to start this new kind of mixed martial arts in Ontario. That’s going to mean a lot to me and my family,’” said McGuinty.

“It’s just not a priority for our families and it’s not a priority for me.”

August 2010:

Our government has been monitoring MMA for some time. We know that the sport has evolved and that Ontarians want to see it here.

Geez Premier Dad. You’re on about it’s not a priority for you, then you say you’ve been monitoring it for some time. Which is it?

And if Ontarians want to see it here, can we presume that if you knocked on “1,000 Ontario families‘ doors and ask them for their top three concerns,” somebody would say MMA in Ontario?

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Divisive We Stand II

June 9th, 2010

Last week I discussed how divisive Mike Harris was getting an honorary doctorate from Nipissing University. This caused tolerant people everywhere to refuse  their honorary degrees, refuse to sit on the stage, refuse to give speeches on the same stage.

Now those tolerant teachers are threatening professional consequences against graduates of that school, in the name of Mike Harris’s divisiveness. Want to know why the teachers were such an easy target for the Harris PC’s. Because they made themselves one.

Shouldn’t the inclusive McGuinty Education Ministry be denouncing this letter? Or does Dalton’s mom not approve of Mike Harris getting an honorary degree either?

h/t SDA

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Divisive We Stand

May 26th, 2010

I never got the whole Mike Harris was divisive shtick. Mike would say “I think teachers should have to re-prove their credentials every few years,” the leftists would shut down Windsor, riot at Queens Park and throw Molotov cocktails at police horses. While the clean up crews were still picking up the litter, the guy with the face mask, Zippo lighter and tequila bottle full of gasoline would be quoted in the Toronto Star as saying, it’s all because Mike Harris is so divisive.

Now that the great uniter, Dalton McGuinty has a hap-hap-happiest province since Bob Rae gave the fine folks at our local city halls and fire stations Rae Days, the ever divisive Mike Harris is at it again:

Chief Madahbee will refuse to give a speech, receive his honorary degree or sit on the same stage at the same time as Mike Harris, because the Chief is an honourable, tolerant, reasonable man who unites people.

Some people say the great Genie, irony, is dead. It’s not, it’s just in it’s bottle and hiding, lest some great uniter throw it at the legislature.

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In Dalton McGuinty’s Ontario…

May 19th, 2010

daltons-ontarioIf I was to knock on 1,000 Ontario families‘ doors and ask them for their top three concerns, I’d be surprised if anybody said, `Well … one of those is we’ve got to start this new kind of mixed martial arts in Ontario. That’s going to mean a lot to me and my family,'” said McGuinty.

“It’s just not a priority for our families and it’s not a priority for me.”

But if you knocked on 1,000 Ontario families’ doors and ask them for their top three concerns, they apparently would say…

please ban Dan Aykroyd’s skull shaped vodka bottle.

See how this works, banning things is Dalton’s priority: allowing things is not your priority.


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In Dalton McGuinty’s Ontario…

April 21st, 2010


If you knocked on 1,000 Ontario families’ doors and ask them for their top three concerns, you’d be surprised if anybody said, `Well … one of those is we’ve got to start this new kind of mixed martial arts in Ontario. That’s going to mean a lot to me and my family.’

As Dalton himself said:

It’s just not a priority for our families and it’s not a priority for me

But if you knocked  on 1,000 Ontario families’ doors and ask them for their top three concerns, they apparently would say I want eight year olds to be taught about homosexuality, twelve year olds the magic of oral sex.

Or is this about Dalton’s sick, twisted priorities, not Ontario families?

Next up, flavoured condoms for high school?  Hey, they’re your priorities, people.

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April 15th, 2010


The last time I wrote an In Dalton McGuinty’s Ontario post, it was about Rahim Jaffer’s plea from impaired driving and possession of cocaine to careless driving. One commentator took me mildly, and fairly, to task:

What the fu- does this have to do with McGuinty? You are seriously reaching dude.

I thought hard before attaching that story to the “In Dalton McGuinty’s Ontario…” meme. I was not, as anon suggested, trying to tie the story directly to McGuinty. However, there is a culture in Ontario justice that I felt was at play here. It was Dalton’s Police force, lead by Dalton’s hand picked chief, that charged Jaffer. It was Dalton’s crown who decided there was no chance at conviction:

According to sources close to the case, police made two fateful decisions: repeatedly denying Jaffer access to his own lawyers and a strip search after he was pulled over on a rural road on Sept. 11 in the southern Ontario community of Palgrave, northwest of Toronto…

A so-called “blow test… came up positive.

[OPP officer Kim] Stapleton handcuffed the former rising star of the Conservative Party and placed him in her cruiser… she then went back to the Ford Escape and grabbed Jaffer’s sport jacket from the passenger seat.

She noticed a bag inside one of the pockets — what would later be determined to be about a gram of cocaine… for which possession is a federal crime…

He tried to contact two lawyers in Calgary, but couldn’t reach them and left a message…

Midway through the test, one of Jaffer’s Calgary lawyers called the detachment several times but was told he must wait because the breathalyzer was being administered… The second lawyer also returned Jaffer’s call in that time and was told it was too late… legal experts say he should have been given the opportunity to speak to counsel of his choice…

Shortly after the breathalyzer, police made another key decision: to strip search the former MP, an act [Toronto defence lawyer Scott] Cowan argues wasn’t “defensible at all” in the Jaffer case.

The Dalton’s Ontario tag is meant to catalogue issues that arise in Ontario, not necessarily that are a direct link to Dalton McGuinty, but which can, I think, be attributable to the culture which McGuinty is harvesting in Ontario. McGuinty wears this case because his police force screwed up, his crowns don’t have the guts/resources to try cases that hinge on a technicality (note the complete lack of suggestion that Jaffer was not a)drunk b)in possesion of the cocaine).

The truth is Jaffer got off because he had the phone number of two lawyers at his disposal. Anybody wealthy enough or who has worked in legal and political circles has an inherent advantage. And that’s not about to change as long as it is, Dalton McGuinty’s Ontario.

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