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Corneliousrooster wrote:
Al Czervic wrote:Although I am happy to be known as a “loony-righty” I am NOT in the camp who thinks Harper will get a majority…..
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well then clearly you must be a loony lefty - there is no middle or deviance from the polar opposites that everyone must fit into - just ask Barbi :dyinglaughing:



I am a blue blooded Conservative true and through. However I just do NOT believe that Harper will get a majority. He will get very close, but no cigar (as Bill Clinton would say….or make that Monika Lewinsky…)
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Corny - given you are a lefty you probably aren't into sports, as it interferes with thinking up new ways to sabotage the Canadian economy, but we had a saying on our hockey team - "Just look at the scoreboard and let that do the talking". We'll see tonight what the scoreboard tells us. The current poll I follow shows Harper two short of a majority, but with the Liberals imploding and anyone with the ability to think rationally understanding what a gigantic mistake it would be to allow Mr. Shiatsu anywhere near the public purse, I don't think it will be that hard a sell to convince some of the few Liberals left to walk across the floor and join the Conservatives, if only to avoid another trip to the polls in very short order. If Idiot Jackie sees his support continuing to climb (heaven forbid) he'll want to head back to the polls as fast as possible - what's $300 million to an idiot socialist like him? He and his wife burn through $1.2 million a year in taxpayer cash without even flinching.
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Vote! Green barbarian for the king of spin!

i'll see you after the score is posted on the score board (how do your polls that you are holding so dear fit into your excellent sports analogy? the bookies? :dyinglaughing: )

The tone of the attacks of your posts and your verbal disdain for Jack Layton is exactly WHY the harper gov't is not going to get a majority EVER! maybe when he starts exhibiting some behaviours that the people of canada can be proud to call canadian it will be in his reach, but i sense if he doesn't get the majority (AGAIN) his party will start to reflect on the poster boy.
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Corneliousrooster wrote:Vote! Green barbarian for the king of spin!

i'll see you after the score is posted on the score board (how do your polls that you are holding so dear fit into your excellent sports analogy? the bookies? :dyinglaughing: )

The tone of the attacks of your posts and your verbal disdain for Jack Layton is exactly WHY the harper gov't is not going to get a majority EVER! maybe when he starts exhibiting some behaviours that the people of canada can be proud to call canadian it will be in his reach, but i sense if he doesn't get the majority (AGAIN) his party will start to reflect on the poster boy.


Sigh...you are calling me the king of spin? You must live in a perpetual state of dizziness. I am flattered that you think that my personal disgust with Mr. Rub & Tug will cause the Conservatives to not get a majority. This is perfect though - I just love how the lefty fools can spout endless streams of anti-Harper hatred and think it is "funny" and "proof" of why people shouldn't vote for him, yet a few posters show up Taliban Jack as the giant scumbag that he is and this causes you an aneurism. Sorry - you can't have it both ways guy - you can't crap-can Harper over stupid things like the way he sings "Imagine" and poop your pants because someone has the audacity to criticize Mr. Shiatsu. Like I said (and which you don't seem to get) - we'll see what the scoreboard says tonight.
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The Green Barbarian wrote:Sigh...you are calling me the king of spin? You must live in a perpetual state of dizziness. I am flattered that you think that my personal disgust with Mr. Rub & Tug will cause the Conservatives to not get a majority. This is perfect though - I just love how the lefty fools can spout endless streams of anti-Harper hatred and think it is "funny" and "proof" of why people shouldn't vote for him, yet a few posters show up Taliban Jack as the giant scumbag that he is and this causes you an aneurism. Sorry - you can't have it both ways guy - you can't crap-can Harper over stupid things like the way he sings "Imagine" and poop your pants because someone has the audacity to criticize Mr. Shiatsu. Like I said (and which you don't seem to get) - we'll see what the scoreboard says tonight.


Thats deep - you really have a handle on it all. No need for aneurisms as i belive you will be the one dissapointed when your majority doesn't materialized. NDP has nowhere to go but UP at this point. conservatives have a lot to lose (which is evident when they begin begging liberals for their votes - nice strategy harper :dyinglaughing: What a great leader :sunshine:
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Corneliousrooster wrote:Thats deep - you really have a handle on it all. No need for aneurisms as i belive you will be the one dissapointed when your majority doesn't materialized. NDP has nowhere to go but UP at this point. conservatives have a lot to lose (which is evident when they begin begging liberals for their votes - nice strategy harper :dyinglaughing: What a great leader :sunshine:


The NDP has actually been dropping in the polls for two straight days. They have no where to go but down. Reality and the NDP never get along, and so it won't be long before people wake up and realize what a true joke the NDP platform is. Be it now or the next time Taliban Jack drags us to the polls to further his out of control ambitions at the expense of the country.
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The Green Barbarian wrote:The NDP has actually been dropping in the polls for two straight days. They have no where to go but down. Reality and the NDP never get along, and so it won't be long before people wake up and realize what a true joke the NDP platform is. Be it now or the next time Taliban Jack drags us to the polls to further his out of control ambitions at the expense of the country.


all depends which polls you read and none of the polls are the "scoreboard" so i am not sure why you keep trying to base your arguments around them. The NDP appear to not get along because their leader allows them free vote (unlike harper - which is a slap in the face to democracy and every constituent that selected a LOCAL VOICE to represent them). if harper had control of his gov't (being a dictator doesn't serve a democratic gov't very well) we would never be at the polls and to blame the party with the least seats for an election being called is just weak. Give harper his due - he EARNED this election.
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Corneliousrooster wrote:. Give harper his due - he EARNED this election.


he earned a majority - which I hope he gets - only a few more hours of waiting left.... :sunshine:
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I switched back and forth between CBC and CTV last night. While I have no problem with Peter Mansbridge people like Terry Mileswki are simply unprofessional at times. He's interviewing a Conservative last night just before the BC votes were clear and he asked the guy if he was confident of victory. He berated the guy for a definitive answer about a majority and the guy said he simply wanted to wait and see the votes in BC. "You're afraid of BC," Milewski countered. When the guy said he wasn't Milewski countered with "Well you should be." What kind of journalism is that? I preferred the CTV coverage in general but I did like listening to the At Issue panel on CBC.
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Urbane wrote:I switched back and forth between CBC and CTV last night. While I have no problem with Peter Mansbridge people like Terry Mileswki are simply unprofessional at times. He's interviewing a Conservative last night just before the BC votes were clear and he asked the guy if he was confident of victory. He berated the guy for a definitive answer about a majority and the guy said he simply wanted to wait and see the votes in BC. "You're afraid of BC," Milewski countered. When the guy said he wasn't Milewski countered with "Well you should be." What kind of journalism is that? I preferred the CTV coverage in general but I did like listening to the At Issue panel on CBC.


I was laughing at all of the long faces on the CBC - they clearly didn't expect a majority Conservative government and you could see that most of the "pundits" weren't happy about it. My wife and I were watching that Milewski interview with the Conservative guy in Calgary and my wife, who pays zero attention to politcs normally, just said "who is this idiot?" about half-way through the interview. Milewski was abrasive and awful in that interview - probably because he was miserable at the prospect of the Conservative majority which was more than inevitable by that point. I spent most of the night watching CTV after that, though I did flip back to CBC to watch more of their suffering from time to time, hadn't seen that much anguish on the CBC since 1984 when Mulroney steam-rolled the Liberals.
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I agree…the CBC did some strange things last night….”leaked” results…..spent waaaayyy to much time with Justin Trudeau….Milewski is an ongoing embarrassment for them….Mansbridge and the AI panel were good though…..

I did find it interesting how CTV were calling things in favor of the Conservatives long before the CBC were….
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DAMN !




CBC funding secure, heritage minister says

Conservative Heritage Minister James Moore says his government believes in the CBC as a key cultural institution and has no plans to cut its funding following his party's recent electoral victory.

"We believe in the national public broadcaster. We have said that we will maintain or increase support for the CBC. That is our platform and we have said that before and we will commit to that," Moore told CBC News in Vancouver on Tuesday morning.

"The CBC is the infrastructure around which Canadian arts and culture is built, so of course it is central and it is key," he said.

"It is essential for respect for all of our official languages and all of the regions of the country — broadcasting in aboriginal languages in the North," said Moore.

"The CBC is one of the largest Crown corporations in the country. It is the largest corporation that I have been responsible for as the minister of Canadian heritage.… We have a great relationship and I look forward to that continuing," he said.

In February Moore spoke out in favour of the CBC's five-year plan, proposing increased investment in the regions, in digital technology and in Canadian programming, but scolded the CBC over its continuing problems meeting freedom of information requests.







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Did anyone see Milewski on the CBC last night? He was like a totally changed reporter. Now that Harper has a majority good ol’ Terry was on his best behaviour. It was an amazing change in reporting styles.


here is a video of the "old" Milewski....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtQsMagVHK8
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Ya, I have been noticing similar among other main stream journalists. They're not quite so cocky any more are they? Could be they finally realize that they had better stop stirring the pot and start accurately REPORTING the news instead of trying to create it like Milewski (among others) has been doing for so long. Suddenly they are finding out that their future (and their butts) now belong to Stephen Harper LOL. And if they want to keep their jobs they had better start playing fair.

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lol, you guys crack me up.... media bias?

it should be your own bias and whether or not you happen to agree with what the reporter/columnist is saying about a particular topic or in this case a political party. media is bias when they are attacking your party and leader, the media is doing an excellent job when they are attacking the other party and their leader.

you only have to look right here in BC at the absolute crap MSM reporting when it comes to the liberals and compare that to how they report when the socialists were in power. of course, you liberal supporters obviously think global, the sun, the province are doing an excellent job at reporting the news when it comes to the liberals.... others, like myself, think they are doing a crappy job. it is all in the eye of the beholder.

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