Saturday, April 30, 2011

Another Tory endorsement

This time, from the Toronto Star.

When The Star turns orange, there could be no better sign that the Conservatives are the best party to govern. The formerly scarlet paper has twisted crowbars into pretzels to sell the idea that smiling Jack deserves your vote.

This is not a shock, but the truth is, I'm kinda disappointed. I thought that despite the crash and burn of the Liberal party, its very own little rag would be able to find a way to stay red. I figured maybe they'd pull the Time Man of the Year cop out ... you remember the year when the winner was *you* ... I thought the Star'd set out a little blurb about the evils of each party, focussing tightly on Harper whilst treading ever so lightly on Ignatieff and then say something like . . . so hold your nose and vote . . . but only you can decide which party's policies/behaviour horrify you least.

But no. They took the high road. At least, I figure they must be high . . . how else can they justify this radical piece of advice that would lurch the nation so far to the left it would become a socialist wasteland.

Okay. That's hyperbole, but come on, if The Star can keep a straight face and endorse Layton, don't expect me to keep a straight face.
What a joke The Star is. And what a HUGE waste of paper. Literally.


Sunday, April 24, 2011

All things being equal -- booo

Did you hear Ignatieff today going on about equality?

I just hate it when the privileged classes start waxing on about equality.

Please, don't pretend that you're one of *us*. That's what makes people cynical. Ivy league, silver spoon, caviar eating elites.

Run around all the campaign events you want. Do a country-wide tour. No matter where you are it's not real. You don't even know who we are, don't keep pretending you have any idea what we want.

If you knew anything about us, you'd know that the people in Mississauga didn't boo because they'd had a couple of beers like you said, they booed because they knew that's what you'd think about them.