Friday, June 26, 2009

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Fudge You Toronto

Survey says!
In the 416 area code in Toronto itself, the Liberals have the support of 52 per cent of respondents, while the Conservatives and NDP are tied at 19 per cent. The margin of error for this sample is eight per cent.

In the 905 region, the Liberal lead is 50-27, with the NDP at 11 per cent. The margin of error in this data is 7.8 per cent. Before the last election, the Tories led 44-32 here.
[Canadian Press, Tories on a downslope in support in key areas: poll]

The Tories should recall that city dwellers pay more in taxes.

Fudge you, Ottawa.

Yeah, I said 'fudge'. I'm bad.

Compassionate Conservatism Making Sexy Time

For those folks looking to keep track at home, here is a list of those cases of human suffering that Conservatives find sexy and not sexy. Let me know if you know of more.

Cancer is sexy.

AIDS/HIV was at first not sexy, got sexier, but then got unsexy again.

Drug addiction is not sexy.*
* Unfortunately, the Liberal Party thinks it's not sexy too.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Lessons for the Progressive Conservative Annals

Here's what happens when provincial Tories stand up for their province, and against the Harper Conservatives [Wikipedia, Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 2007]:
On election day, however, while the Progressive Conservatives did win nine more seats than they held at the dissolution of the previous legislature, and won just under 70 per cent of the popular vote, the highest popular vote share ever attained by the PC party in the province, they did not sweep all 48 seats in the legislature. Three Liberal incumbents, as well as New Democratic Party leader Lorraine Michael, successfully held their seats. Notably, however, Liberal leader Gerry Reid was not reelected in his own riding.
Here's what happens when provincial Tories stand against their province, and with the Harper Conservatives [CBC, N.S. voters elect first NDP government]:
Nova Scotia has its first ever NDP government.

CBC News projects a historic win for Darrell Dexter's New Democratic Party, ending a decade of Progressive Conservative rule.