Notes on a community in transition.

Wither thou goest I may or may not follow.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Christian Con wants Platonic Art

Art with a clear agenda to serve the public good, but what is the public good, I say it's art that makes people get up and throw down the social order, and the personal
comfort zone, that's art, everything else is just wanking.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Public Water, or not

That's what this election is about, if Harper wins, the privateers will be given crown charters to sell our water for whatever the market will bear in plenty or in drought.

The Worm keeps turning in and out on itself

like Stephen Harper's head office\local riding in-out financing scam in the last election. Leadership you can smell. Burrowing it's way to power, roughneck on an oily politic, slick furrows turning like the plot of a coup, smelling of Blackwater spun terror twist crumbling down on the North American electorates simulatenously while the neo-corporatists who shoved the cashfall into being move into place, or not, but where is Dick Cheney these days ? Maybe it's him I smell on Harper.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

More Nonsense From Christian Con

If that's an attack ad, then your party's pre-election ads assassinating Dion's character were what ? Oh yeah, I remember, the sin of bearing false witness. Your Mike Harris inspired efforts to gut meat inspection in this country will leave us open to more and more problems like the listeriosis outbreak that Ritz stumbled his way through. He's not doing a good job at all, he's ideologically butchering Canada's safe food systems.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Christian Con's hysteria growing

We have a Tory Ag Minister who thinks listeria is funny, we have 'in & out' Tory Turd Wars, we have a bungled economy, we have a bagman for oil as Environ. Minister, a PM who uses character assassination as his favourite campaign tool, while making hypocritical pronouncements about law & order, we have an electorate beginning to tire of the stench, AND we have Christian Con railing heaven because local Libs used CPAC to their own advantage. Sorry Con man, even Tories reap what they sow. You & the Harperite collective have sown discord $ hypocrisy & you will soon reap the whirlwind.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Yeah Christian Con !

Praise the Lord and pass the hypocrisy, the Christian Con is the Grand Master of the new Lack of Common Sense online community. May you raise defamation of character to new heights, and may Jesus increase your spirit of condemnation until your poison cup runneth over with bile.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Whore of Babylon Shops at WalMart

This just in: the whore of Babylon loves cheap things made badly and sold by adults making minimum wage.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

My Readers Write

"Anonymous said...
You are a nutbar. nutbar. A nut. You are nutty. Nutty. you are a nutty nut nut." Let's see if I can deconstruct your meaning here: you think I'm a nut ?

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Rise Guelphi Rise !

The lie is revealed, the worm has already turned. The Harper government will go down in history for the way it ran this campaign through lies and malice and character assassination. Elizabeth May and the Greens just broke Harper's government in two and no amount of spin doctoring can repair the damage. Not before the election, not for all time. The Bush League's hold on Canada ends on October 14. Time to compose a Requiem for the Oilagarchy.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Christian Con

Thanks for the chance to hear the tape, but spare us your hypocrisy. May's action is less a threat to democracy than your Prime Minister's string of illegal actions, including breaking his own election law, which apparently didn't bother you in the least. Also you can hear perfectly well that she isn't saying Canadians are stupid.
Harper is one of the least democratic PM's we've ever had, kind of like Mike Harris that way, loves to talk about law and order, but doesn't really practice what he preaches, kind of like the fundamentalist Right in general, busy shining the outside of an otherwise filthy cup.

Hey Con Christian

I suspect Dalton McGuinty didn't endorse Dion because if he did he would have to explain why, & that would get him talking about Lack of Common Sense Revolutionary Jim Flaherty: perhaps he didn't want to blow a heart valve discussing the misery inflicted on the underclasses of Ontario by Harris's thugs, or perhaps I'm just projecting.

Valeriote: "White Guelph"

Because of his Italian, Catholic origins and approach to politics, it is appropriate that Frank be recognized as a "White Guelph" (see Dante), someone from the spiritual side of the debate with empire builders. So Frank, hereby be recognized by this Guelph.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Frank Valeriote's United Left

Made this comment on the Guelph Mercury blog and wanted to make it here.
"It's not a united left we need Frank, it's a united centre, the right is so wrong it's a minority, the majority is not a one winged bird. But otherwise, we need unity. Because the broken, far right wingtip is veering us into the paths of Hurricanes Ecodisaster and Follitics. Goodluck."
To which I will add: it's coalition government we need, change the democracy, change the economy, change flight paths.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Hey Puffin Plop Man

Dear Christian Con, because you never post my comments, I thought I'd post them over here. The fact is, other than John Diefenbacker, Joe Clark and Sir John A, Conservatives have left a considerably darker stain on the Canadian body politik than have the Liberals through their advancement of extreme Wellingtonian Tory policies and an unholy alliance with Republican robber barons and their descendants, supporting both fascism, and it's offspring, neo-corporatism. And no, I am not a liberal. I voted Green in the illegally invalidated Guelph advance poll, I could have voted for Frank Valeriote who I know and like, but I chose to vote Green because no matter what you say, the Greens are more than a party, they are a movement, I am not a member of the Green Party, but I am a member of the movement, so are Dion and many other liberals, NDPers, Red Tories, and disgruntled Reformers . And yet, when I tell you that I and others like me are not liberals you and your fellowship of Harper worshippers knowingly keep chanting your leader's lies. I have voted Liberal, and I have voted NDP (although I probably never will again because of Jack's decision to bar May from the debate.) And I have voted Green, I might even have voted Conservative if David Crombie had led the PC's instead of Mulroney. My politics however are Independent Communitarian. My real choice would be to vote for a revived Cooperative Commonwealth Federation Party. Your politics appear to be, follow the leader, right or wrong.

Farmers !

In 1926 you were at the height of your Progressive best: voting in United Farmer governments: you did so in an age in which Canadian Conservatives were publicly supportive of Mussolini's efforts to make Italian-Canadians - the Canadese into good little fascists. The King-Byng Affair was caused when Mackenzie King made a coalition with your Progressive ancestors in response to the minority emergence of Arthur Meighen, King Edward the Fascist's man in Canada. It wasn't until the 1930's that Borden's governing conservatives used Adrien Arcand, the head of Quebec's Nazis to serve as ad hoc public relations director there. The same strain of Conservativism that governed while Mussolini's Consuls took over Canadese organizations & encouraged the rise of French Canadian Nazi-supporting politics that lasted until Maurice Duplessis died & Brian Mulroney's mentor Daniel Johnson was finally overthrown in the Quiet Revolution, is now offering you a cut in the diesel tax in an attempt to buy your silence. They are the ideological descendants of your ancestors enemies. They mean to corporatize you into indentured servitude for a handful of coins; they will stuff your family land into their piggy little land banks: they will hang onto your water for themselves & their friends & their profit margins. And they will call it Common Sense. Here in Guelph they have deep roots through George Drew. Mike Harris is hero to them. I call it the Meighen Streak in Canadian politics. Beware it. Follow the money and you'll find a Goliath fighting a David over a spring rising from the land.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Who is Doug Finley

and why does everyone think that he politically-long knifed Brent Barr ?

Who Ousted Brent Barr

According to this and a discussed article in the Toronto Star about Doug Finley, the probable orchestrator of the ousting of Gloria Kovach's ill-fated predecessor Brent Barr, former local PC MP Bill Winegard (Barr's frontman) says the ousting did not come from Harper but came from some officially never-named Guelph Conservatives. The request was facilitated by Harper. Since the complaint did not come from those who have ever come forward & given their reasons for ousting Barr, leaving Gloria free to claim a candidacy she had just lost in a local party vote to Barr, it would be nice for the voters of Guelph to know who else besides Finley Gloria Kovach is either in collusion with, or who else it is she now owes a political debt to. There is a hard right wing in Guelph with a deep history through George Drew to pre-second world war support of Mussolini, and post-second world war cold war reactionary capitalism. The non-progressive wing is fighting for its life in Guelph.

Harper's Guelph Policy:

disenfranchise local Progressives by taking away their democratically elected candidate, replace him with Gloria Kovach, the Con Man's choice, and then, when she was about to be obliterated in the by-election, illegally cancel it, hope the voters of Guelph don't notice, then use christian conservatives to bray online about what a principled leader the Con Man is, in the hopes that Guelphites will have a conversion experience and suddenly understand that principle is what the PM says it is, and nothing else and that we should shut up and do what the God chosen tell us to do.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Cons Give thanks there is no Salvation in Law

The election is upon us: Guelph's by-election advance poll results have been illegally invalidated, the court injunction that could have stopped the PM is past due, and now conservatives pray that the Canadian people will forget that Steve-o broke his own law, violated the spirit of his own oratory in defense of his 4 year term law so that he could have an election before the economy tanked, before the parliamentary committees returned to reopen investigations into Con wrongdoings from Mulroney-Schreiber to Bernier & the Hells Angels et al.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Hey Christian Conservative

Hypocrisy is the middle name of right wing fundamentalism, and the fear and divide leadership style of your oilpatch bag-man PM may seem like God has come down to lead the small-minded through the narrow stretch, but that's Hell that you see outside your little handbasket. The Tory Republicans are the masters of fear campaigning, and your guy is the weasel wizard of super-id nastiness. Anti-intellectualism is all well and good around the fellowship table of science deniers, but the voters of Guelph have brains and hearts and a great deal of spirit, and we will not serve your Ratking.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Constitional Crisis Coming to Head

I am not alone in my fight to stop the Prime Minister from breaking the law. The Ottawa Citizen carried this.

Local Tories in ruins

After Gloria split the local Conservative party by helping Harper disenfranchise the legal candidate, former PC Brent Barr, she has now joined Harper in supporting his illegal election call while boldly supporting the PM's phony law & order campaign & his do-nothing environmental stewardship, which is why she is trailing third in this campaign, & part of why Harper plans to waste multi-millions of $'s by illegally invalidating the advance poll votes in Guelph by cancelling the by-election. Wow, leadership like that reminds me of - o yeah George Bush and McSame.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Of course Harper

Of course he has lost the support of parliament, the majority of members who represent the majority of Canadians don't support him, Resign, respect your own law, ask the GG to ask Dion to form a government, or break the law and call an election.

Court Injnction against Harper

I've emailed the Canadian Civil Liberties Union and the Council of Canadians seeking pro bono help in applying for a court injunction to stop Harper from illegally calling an election which will further result in the illegal invalidation of the Guelph advanced poll results, a dangerous precedent that all Canadians should oppose.

Guelph !

Stop Harper from illegal invalidating the results of our advanced poll, support a court injunction to stop him. Defeat him now. Put parliament into the hands of those the majority voted for in the last election: change PM's, change cabinet, serve the term !

Guelph !

We need a lawyer.

Guelph !

Voters of Guelph: I emailed the Ottawa constitutional expert Erroll Mendes about my concerns that when Harper illegally calls this election and cancels the by-election he will trigger a constitutional crisis.
The following is Mendes reply. "Dear Jerry, I agree with your sentiments. I think the only way to stop him is seeking a court injunction to stop him You or other voters in Guelph are in legally one of the best places to do that as he is about to invalidate illegally both the advance poll votes cast for the September 8th by-elections. I agree that his actions place a stain on our constitutional democracy in this country. All the best, Professor Errol P. Mendes Faculty of Law.

Hey, Christian Conservative !

It's not mudslinging to call a liar a liar. It used to be considered courageous and noble. But now because of Bush-Cheney and the gutless corporate media that supports those who support them, lying has become an acceptable form of public discourse. Your PM is a liar, surrounded by republican advisers from the Bush League who lie for a living. Your PM should be jail over the Chuck Cadman payoffs. The demonic parody of Christianity known as fundamentalism is the child of the Father of Lies.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Campaign Vandalism

I don't get this kind of behaviour. I stick political signs back in the ground after they've been knocked down. However,there seems to me to be a disconnect between the pro-NDP messages - "Liberals Lie-NDP rule" being included in the anti-Bill C68 (the gun registry law) messages being spray-painted on people's houses. C68 is a Tory gripe, it's the gun registry law. Some disgruntled Tory could just as easily be taking aim at both parties, demeaning one & implicating the other. However, C68 also refers to a Young Offenders bill. So maybe it's more direct action anarchy from some angry youth. (To be fair to philosophical Anarchist beliefs, violence is not an agenda item.) Severing brake lines is criminal, it puts not just individuals but the public at risk. The Tories are desperate in this campaign, but so are the disenfranchised.