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Rick Mercer Explains Why Rob Ford Is So Popular (VIDEO)

Rick Mercer Explains Why Rob Ford Is So Popular (VIDEO)

Commented Nov 18, 2013 at 15:39:01 in Canada Politics

“I once overheard someone in my gym who was talking with his friend about riots in his home country over.cutbacks, etc to education, health etc. This guy was saying how disgusting these rioters were and that they should be shot by police. And as long as a politician didn't raise his taxes, they had his vote. Of course I confronted him: so killing people for protesting is ok -but don't raise my taxes? I know we were both engaging in hyperbole - but the anti-tax brainwashing has been so intense and so manipulated by corrupt governments that they can practically do anything (including spending billions of tax-payers hardened money for all their wasteful agendas) as long as they say we won't raise taxes. Of course, they raise all other costs and reduce services so in the end we pay more for less, but the sheople just keep baaing their nonsense.”

MJinCanada on Nov 19, 2013 at 23:53:33

“Disgusting how he was okay with his tax dollars being used for murdering people instead of feeding them. Military regimes aren't cheap either.”

JrTokin on Nov 19, 2013 at 10:24:57

“Well said Sarahxyz.”

lillianvoter on Nov 18, 2013 at 17:51:14

“Yes, people with that mentality walk among us...and they are usually the first to complain when government does not provide the services that THEY need. One cannot argue intelligently with them because they are so *%$*! ignorant that it is like trying to nail jello to a wall.”
Tories Again Accuse Justin Trudeau Of Promoting Pot To Children

Tories Again Accuse Justin Trudeau Of Promoting Pot To Children

Commented Nov 14, 2013 at 22:21:36 in Canada Politics

“This coming from the party that looovvvess Rob Ford - who was known Dixie Street neighbourhood as someone who did pot and harder drugs and liked to get drunk (from the 5th Estate interview with a local community worker). I would rather someone speak to kids rationally about drugs, especially about pot. We need to speak to them honestly, even if someone advocates for legalization. That is a lot different than openly parading decadent behavior involving drugs.”

Denis OBrien on Nov 14, 2013 at 22:45:01

“and loved their previous drunken Alberta premier too......not to mention the boozing and driving BC premier....”
Francis Bacon Painting Sets Auction World Record

Francis Bacon Painting Sets Auction World Record

Commented Nov 13, 2013 at 14:23:00 in Arts

“people have too much money. Great art but if you can buy it then there should be a 20% luxury tax that goes to support living artists.”
Rob Ford, Toronto Mayor, Almost As Popular Now As He Was In 2010, Poll Suggests

Rob Ford, Toronto Mayor, Almost As Popular Now As He Was In 2010, Poll Suggests

Commented Sep 26, 2013 at 19:14:02 in Canada Politics

“it is the enabler syndrome. I've seen it in my own family. No matter how nasty someone is - because people feel sorry for them because they are _______________ (chose the word: liar, passive aggressive, etc, etc) and because they know how to manipulate - they get the sympathy vote. Until one day everyone wakes up and then you have something like the George Bush trillions of dollars in deficit, etc. It was like when Gordon Campbell got caught drinking and driving - he caught standing ovations after that because somehow putting someone else's life is ok if you are a good ol' boy.”
Hult Prize: Jakub Dzamba, McGill Student, Claims Million-Dollar Idea Stolen

Hult Prize: Jakub Dzamba, McGill Student, Claims Million-Dollar Idea Stolen

Commented Sep 26, 2013 at 13:06:55 in Canada

“Do the right thing - share the credit and the award. Change the world with yourselves first.”
Dolly Parton Mailing 10,000 Monthly Books To Manitoba Aboriginal Children

Dolly Parton Mailing 10,000 Monthly Books To Manitoba Aboriginal Children

Commented Sep 26, 2013 at 12:05:27 in Canada Music

“Cool! Congrats to Karen Davis of the Ebb and Flow First Nation for the vision and tenacity to make this happen. Cool that Parton's Foundation makes this happen not only in Manitoba, but in the US and England.”
Richest Canadians See Wealth Stagnate As Their Numbers Shrink: Study

Richest Canadians See Wealth Stagnate As Their Numbers Shrink: Study

Commented Sep 10, 2013 at 18:24:47 in Canada Business

“But their wealth (that we know of) remained the same - so business as usual. Just means they are having fewer kids and/or cutting exes out of divorce settlements, etc. The rich never give up their wealth. Big Wealth=Someone got Screwed somewhere, sometime”
Senate Expense Scandal, Corruption Growing As Issues Of Concern For Voters, Poll Suggests

Senate Expense Scandal, Corruption Growing As Issues Of Concern For Voters, Poll Suggests

Commented Sep 7, 2013 at 12:05:19 in Canada Politics

“I hope you are right - but a positive campaign didn't work for the NDP in BC - though DIx made other missteps and the oil industry put fear in the rural communities re: NDP not supporting KinderMorgan pipeline. Attack ads - perhaps not. But the truth about the Cons - it has to be said loud. ”
Senate Expense Scandal, Corruption Growing As Issues Of Concern For Voters, Poll Suggests

Senate Expense Scandal, Corruption Growing As Issues Of Concern For Voters, Poll Suggests

Commented Sep 6, 2013 at 15:26:59 in Canada Politics

“this doesn't bode well for HarperCons because they've portrayed themselves as the paragons of virtue and corruption-free. He's losing the credibility game, which will effect all his positions - from the economy to health care. The other parties can now set the agenda if they can set the agenda. Remember, Harper has the Bush/Republican/Tea Party-type apparatus hard at work, which is all about fear, mistrust and attack. And lets face it, it works. So the other parties can't just take the high ground - they have to be willing to get their hands dirty. But really, party politics are so tired and worn-out. There has got to be a better way. Meanwhile, will love watching HarperCons crashing and burning - though it is going to get nasty.”

Punned It on Sep 7, 2013 at 00:14:47

“Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt - FUD - the hallmark of propaganda. The CPC depend on it.

I don't think attack ads are working that well any more. The LPC picked up $366,000 in donations within 48 hours of the first Trudeau attack ads.

Trudeau's have been positive, and he has faced the camera and spoken himself, instead of hiding behind a paid announcer with contempt and derision in his voice. I hope he stays with that. I think people will respond to that message as a big difference.

When I see an attack ad, that candidate or party gets crossed off my short list.”

freeSpeakr on Sep 6, 2013 at 17:19:18

“Mr Harper's already doused what's left of his cred in filthy tar sands goop and is now watching as the commons flicks lit matches at it.”

going to the fair on Sep 6, 2013 at 15:54:30

“He won't call the byelections until after the Conservative convention. Four lousy showings and the party may revolt.

This is the first time in a long time that Stephen Harper has displayed political fear. The question the party needs to answer is how far down they want to go?

The nature of these scandals is it will drag out over the next two years. A new leader may get past this.”

Octavo on Sep 6, 2013 at 15:35:44

“Is this the talk of town amongst your friends or did you come up with this dribble your self”
Trudeau's Pot Confession May Mean Border Trouble, For Him And Other Candid Politicians: Lawyer

Trudeau's Pot Confession May Mean Border Trouble, For Him And Other Candid Politicians: Lawyer

Commented Sep 4, 2013 at 15:48:54 in Canada Politics

“does that mean if you drank before the legal age, and you proudly proclaimed that on your blog would you be turned back? (of course not) What if you wrote something about watching some people smoking pot but you didn't call the cops on them, would you be denied access? If you look like you are someone who smoked pot, can you be profiled? I may not completely buy the stories of CIA conspiracies to bring drugs into the inner-cities in the US, but a lot of "straight" people get rich off other people's vices/weaknesses/recreations in the US and Canada. Why aren't they subject to investigation. What about Clinton - he didn't "inhale" - but held a joint to his lips. Are they going arrest him? Just shows the irrational nature of America. Thought Police.”
Nepotism In Canada: Chart Shows How Top 1% Use Hiring To Keep Wealth In Family

Nepotism In Canada: Chart Shows How Top 1% Use Hiring To Keep Wealth In Family

Commented Sep 1, 2013 at 14:54:11 in Canada Business

“Traditional governance wasn't based on the nepotism as described here. Everyone had/has to earn their recognition and must show how they can be responsible for themselves - that is one of the foundations of Aboriginal communities. You show that you can take care of yourself - and by doing so, you can give back to your community. All this nepotism/corruption/corporate-style of governance we learned from the best teachers in the world - our colonizers.”

MJ galt on Sep 1, 2013 at 15:44:11

“"Traditional governance wasn't based on the nepotism"

yet it existed and still exists today in SOME aboriginal communities.”
Federal Budget 2013: Experts Question Whether Numbers Add Up

Federal Budget 2013: Experts Question Whether Numbers Add Up

Commented Mar 22, 2013 at 14:07:20 in Canada Business

“In other words, more incompetence and a woeful lack of understanding how our economy works and the role the government plays in keeping the economy robust. To be Flaherty you must mistrust Canadians, civil servants, scientists, environmentalists, small business owners, Aboriginal people, immigrants, workers, parents, tax-payers, artists, - well just about everyone except harper, rand paul, koch brothers, bankers, oil companies and especially ye ol' harris.”
Kirstie Alley: John Travolta Is The 'Love Of My Life'

Kirstie Alley: John Travolta Is The 'Love Of My Life'

Commented Nov 3, 2012 at 13:10:48 in Celebrity

“I don't support Scientology b/c of the extreme class system, wonky belief system, ridiculous amounts of money given over to the "religion" so one can go through or up or some such nonsense, the way people have to sever ties with family and friends non-members, the suffering they've caused, etc, etc. And of course there is the thing that they can "cure" homosexuality. It is for those reasons I boycott Tom Cruise movies (Magnolia was probably the last film he was in I paid to see - and yes, I've watched bits of things he's been in since on TV). However, I've always had a soft-spot for Travolta. And though I don't go see his films anymore (really, what am I missing?) - I have more pity for him than Cruise or the rest of the weirdies at Scientology. I wish he would come out of the closet or wherever the guys on Southpark say he is and finally be free.”
New Heritage Minutes Tells Story Of Richard Pierpoint, Black Loyalist, War Of 1812 Hero (VIDEO)

New Heritage Minutes Tells Story Of Richard Pierpoint, Black Loyalist, War Of 1812 Hero (VIDEO)

Commented Oct 15, 2012 at 18:55:58 in Canada Politics

“this things were silly then and they are sillier now. The Comedy Network satirized them but they were censored and taken off the air. These are more of harper's feeble efforts to re-imagine Canada as some deeply militaristic, fighin' nation. Another minute of waste - brought to you by the harper government. (instead of 1 billion dollars for security at the G8/G20, perhaps harper should've spent it on a new public broadcaster - HBC - the harper broadcasting corporation).”

SayBlade on Oct 16, 2012 at 17:55:38

“The HBC Broadcasting Company would be a state not public broadcaster.”
Canada's New $20 Bill Shows Twin Towers, Pornographic Images, Focus Groups Say

Canada's New $20 Bill Shows Twin Towers, Pornographic Images, Focus Groups Say

Commented May 13, 2012 at 12:21:57 in Money

“I'm not offended for the reasons cited here (twin tower allusion, etc) I'm offended that they took Bill Reid's iconic canoe image off the $20 bill. You can see Harper's little mind at play here. He did say that Canada began at Vimy Ridge (oh so all the First Nations and immigrants who build Canada for hundreds of years before Vimy Ridge don't count). And think about how Bill Reid's canoe was a metaphor for Canada: a motley crew of characters in one canoe trying to make their way together. Instead we get a strained metaphor for Canada using a memorial that few of us have ever seen. Sure honour the sacrifice of armed forces but don't shove your propaganda down our throats, Stevie.”
Harper Is a Mere Extra in Duffy's Senate Spectacular

Harper Is a Mere Extra in Duffy's Senate Spectacular

Commented Nov 21, 2013 at 20:50:26 in Canada Politics

“Hmmm - so Harper is still the innocent bystander? I think not.”
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Stripped Of More Powers, Calls Move 'Coup D'Etat'

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Stripped Of More Powers, Calls Move 'Coup D'Etat'

Commented Nov 19, 2013 at 03:04:35 in Canada Politics

“Victim of this. Victim of that. Victim of media. Victim of lies. Victim of lefties. Victim, victim, victim. Man up, man - but you never will. The right is using this new tactic (the Christian fundamentals train using this method) - they cast themselves as victims. And the Fords are doing the same. But their sense of privilege and entitlement and their political agendas means they will fight until the bitter end.”

hphoenix on Nov 19, 2013 at 09:14:11

“Same thing Harper says. If you don't believe me, look for a video of his speech to the recent Conservative Party policy convention, or listen to any Conservative in Question Period claiming the Liberals opposed cleaning up the Senate. Harper and friends regularly blame "the liberal elite" for everything that's wrong with Canada. Poor persecuted little rich guys. Poor persecuted PM.

What I don't get is why people believe this nonsense.”

Toddynho on Nov 19, 2013 at 07:34:06

“Bingo! It's the age of cry baby politics, and if you read Mcleans recently you'd see it on full display in Barbara Ameil's column supporting FOrd. Sadly these whiners are so tone deaf to reality, she couldn't even be bothered to read the magazine she writes for where, stories of how the TOronto SUN lied about Susuki, Layton and Trudeau. Canada's tea party has arrived, and they are the same ilk of moonbats you see down south. Sad days for Canada up ahead.”
I Know Why Rob Ford's Wife Stays By His Side

I Know Why Rob Ford's Wife Stays By His Side

Commented Nov 14, 2013 at 13:44:58 in Canada Living

“from as long as I can remember, my sister wanted to marry a rich man. After her first, short marriage failed - to a poor man - she was determined. She found someone who initially seemed kind and he loved her and was good provider. But, he was from a family of rich drunks and soon so was he. We couldn't say anything to her - and he was one of those "functioning" drunks who can keep a job and routine of fitness - that hid the signs of his alcoholism, even though he got drunk every night. She stayed for over 10 years while the drinking became worse and worse (calls from friends to come in get him because he fell down, again). And layer that with the fact that he was "rich" and she was "poor" - so his family always blamed her. Well, 5 years later I still don't think she has fully recovered from the years spent living with an alcoholic. As her younger sister, it isn't easy to talk with her about these things. She became a hoarder and has other extreme behaviors - which I think are the fall-out from living with an alcoholic. Society needs to face the pain and suffering caused by addictions. We all look away or criminalize or make excuses. Compassion for Ford but not excuses.”
In Court Of Public Opinion, Stephen Harper And Senators Losing

In Court Of Public Opinion, Stephen Harper And Senators Losing

Commented Oct 29, 2013 at 20:36:38 in Canada Politics

“His base will vote for him no matter what - it is what he counts on and it is those few degrees of voter turnout that they try to manipulate in anyway possible. Corruption? He's doing god's work, so they think, so he can be as corrupt as he wants as long as he delivers their agenda - which he does in pieces and bits (perhaps they haven't opened up the right to choose issue - but women in other countries where Canada provides aid funding can't get birth control or abortions. Or the way they have placed many restriction on immigration, etc, etc. And of course his outright attacks on Aboriginal communities (cutting back on youth programs and education, eliminating environmental protection, etc) - these are things his base loves - I mean LOVES. But he could lose some of the soft conservatives who don't really like him and figure he is supposed to be all moral and superior - but he is just another sleaze like the rest of them.”
Senator Patrick Brazeau Taken To Hospital

Senator Patrick Brazeau Taken To Hospital

Commented Oct 2, 2013 at 13:27:17 in Canada Politics

“He's a sad character - exploited by Harper (who's lack of judgement is appalling) and then discarded when no longer useful. They talk about Harper's loyalty. There is no loyalty in Harper. He is only cunning and if he can use you, he will. Doesn't excuse Brazeau's behavior. Brazeau could've talked truth to power - instead he was just a smudgy reflection of his colleagues - who behind closed doors considered themselves Brazeau's "betters". And again, here is Harper appointing people who should've been vetted. It would've been easy to find out that Brazeau had some issues - but Harper was only interested in having more ideological minions. I almost (only almost) feel sorry for Brazeau. I hope he gets help and can one day becomes a strong Aboriginal man who can bring honour to his family and people.”
Why Stephen Harper Has No Time For The UN

Why Stephen Harper Has No Time For The UN

Commented Sep 26, 2013 at 11:41:04 in Canada Politics

“Is Harper that high-minded? I think not. He is a petulant little boy who has the usual neo-con aversion to anything that isn't first world. This is the man who thinks Canada doesn't have a colonial history. Using the semantics to hide behind, perhaps he means Canada wasn't like the United Kingdom or France or Spain and the other imperial nations, but Canada is born of colonialism and its metier is colonialism with respect to Aboriginal Nations and how it treats its own resources. He allots funds to maternal health to developing countries - with strings attached and with Christian evangelical missions part of the ministering of those funds - yet he is ruthless in cutting health, education and other programs for Aboriginal communities. Services that Aboriginal people pay for as much as others through our taxes (and certainly the wealth of land should not see any poverty anywhere in Canada). Arrogance and cruelty is the mark of this man. And lets not forget the 1 billion he spent on "security" (IE overtime/perks for his state control apparatus) and lets not forget the 3 billion that is "missing" withing the DND.”
UN Arms Trade Treaty: Canada Refuses To Join 90 Nations In Signing

UN Arms Trade Treaty: Canada Refuses To Join 90 Nations In Signing

Commented Sep 26, 2013 at 00:47:21 in Canada Politics

“follow the money.”
Quebecers Uncomfortable With Religious Headgear, Poll Shows

Quebecers Uncomfortable With Religious Headgear, Poll Shows

Commented Sep 25, 2013 at 11:45:53 in Canada Politics

“you are a sad person and I feel sorry for you. I hope you can grow in your heart to see the beauty in the world. And may you have a Merry Christmas this year. ”

Colyne Gibbons on Sep 25, 2013 at 13:54:13

“Keep your sympathy, that is an offering of amazing arrogance!! It's no longer "Merry Christmas" it's "Happy Holidays" to accommodate this multicultural nonsense. As for a beautiful world mine became exceptionally beautiful when I discovered the difference between spirituality and the hipocracy of religion. There's a wonderful difference!! There's no arrogance nor hypocracy I am who I am and trust me I'm not a bleeding heart socialist liberal. I was here long before Trudeau with his idols Castro & Khrushev screwed this country up. Religious leaders have a right to wear whatever, their flock dress like every other Canadian, and they as Canadians adapt to Canadian culture, not Canadians having to sacrifice their culture to people who freely chose to abonded their homeland to find a new way of life. You are offended, franklt I don't really give a rat's ass!!”
Quebecers Uncomfortable With Religious Headgear, Poll Shows

Quebecers Uncomfortable With Religious Headgear, Poll Shows

Commented Sep 24, 2013 at 18:07:09 in Canada Politics

“Until the neo cons started telling everyone that multiculturalism didn't work, it was working. As an Aboriginal person, there are many reasons for me to be against immigration, but watching newcomers here in Canada - I would say one of the reasons many left their countries is because of the vision of a multicultural society where everyone is respected equally. It is no wonder Harper isn't recruiting worker immigrants (just temp workers) but upper-classes with centuries of privilege or new rich who don't like regulation or social concerns. And a benign ruling class? When has that ever happened? So multicultural wasn't perfect because the trickle down "libbies" benefited the most - but for the most part, it was a do unto others, or live and let live society - not the one of fear, suspicion, and hatred that is the Harper and neo-con and now PQ legacies.”

Colyne Gibbons on Sep 25, 2013 at 07:48:25

“What fairy tale have you been reading, Live and let live, you're joking of course. Not Harper, Trudeau left this mess !”

Colyne Gibbons on Sep 25, 2013 at 07:28:45

“You might try getting your facts in order. Trudeau changed this nation from a predominately Christian nation into a multicultural society and we've had internal conflict since, It never became live and let live, animosity, anger, resentment resulted why? because a completely different culture arrived and began demanding "Their" rights, no more "Merry Christmas, replaced with happy holidays, remove Lords Prayer in schools, remove Christmas nativity scenes and creches outside city hall, tell me about the Trudeau plan, I watched as these people changed our nation from a friendly society into what we see today. Get your head out of the sand!! We operate a business and when dealing with many from the mid east I'm amazed at how smoothly they can lie while looking you in the eye. Their culture isn't compatible with western democracy, cheating is a honed skill they're proud of. I'm so tired of having these people demand we become what they left, if it was so wonderful go back, however if you have a love of this great country, stay, live and learn what it is to be Canadian I will respect and embrace you if you do. I have little or no respect for religion, it has been responsible for many massacres throughout time immemorial, continuing to divide to this very day in Canada and throughout the world. Water & oil simply doesn't mix, Trudeau wouldn't accept that & look what we as a people are doing, casting slurs and insults towards each other!!”
Quebecers Uncomfortable With Religious Headgear, Poll Shows

Quebecers Uncomfortable With Religious Headgear, Poll Shows

Commented Sep 24, 2013 at 15:50:11 in Canada Politics

“As an Aboriginal person, it was weird growing up with nuns in the schools - and then there was the colonial signifiers that accompany said nun habits But I never feel threatened or angry or upset when I see a nun today - even though there is the terrible history of assimilation. So really folks, is your cultural sense of yourselves so weak that you fear someone else's cultural and religious symbols and dress? What's next - they have to cover up their mosques and temples? Does Quebec believe in secular society because they believe in an intellectual, open-minded, society that supports human rights and freedoms? Or are they using the front of secularism to hide their prejudice and fear? Where is the intellectual vigor and sophistication? Not very deep. Not very deep, indeed.”

PeaceG on Sep 24, 2013 at 23:27:36

“I think we all know the answers are all B.”

jmcgladr on Sep 24, 2013 at 19:12:51

“I think we can all look to Aboriginal societies in Canada as shining examples of forgiveness. Quebecois French people never suffered like Aboriginal people did under white settlers - not even close - yet the Quebecois still hold a grudge 100s of years later! And it's destroying their province. F+F for your intelligent and rational comment!”
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