Jul 5, 2013 at 12:19:39
“That's nothin.' The Cons invented the wheel and the cure for baldness. Herr Harper just hasn't mentioned that yet, but he will get around to it. The thing about Harperspeak is that after the thugs in Ottawa are finally out of power we will have something to laugh about for years to come.”
wabigoon on Jul 5, 2013 at 12:55:13
“After the laughter will be the realization that he has fundamentally changed the fabric of Canada for the worse, possibly for ever "
"You won't recognize Canada when I get through with it." -Stephen Harper said.”
Jun 20, 2013 at 14:57:20
Canada British Columbia
“VFD has always been respected and admired by the public they serve. Now they are getting as sexist as the cops. Good job boys, and I mean boys; little boys. I think it will be a wonderful day when women come up with something as distasteful as this trick. The best one I can think of is to laugh when you take off your pants.”
May 21, 2013 at 13:26:10
“Then the senate had better wish Trudeau becomes PM. As time goes on and the thieves do their nefarious work in Ottawa the public may well get tired of being aghast at their actions and say to hell with it. Which is of course what the Ottawa crooks would like to happen since it would make their job of robbing us blind easier.
I think continued pressure from all sources, be they journalists, government opposition or the general public to get these crooks out of government and the senate could work, if it is utilized at every misstep they make.”
May 2, 2013 at 11:39:40
“YOU are trying to understand Canadian politics? Well I live in Canada and I can't figure that
scheming SOB out either. I am just hoping that by 2015 enough of us are fed up enough to vote him into oblivion.”
DoylerDoyle JM on May 2, 2013 at 11:54:08
“Yeah, well, we couldn't oust Bush in 2004 despite much greater crimes. I wish Canadians better luck.”
May 1, 2013 at 11:51:19
“The overall plan seems to be to shut everything down that does not further the Cons ends and by 2015 they will be able to present their version of a balanced budget, although it will be filled with lies. Then they can say, well we did it so re-elect us. If they are not re-elected, the only way Canada can begin to recover from their ham-handed destruction of our economy and infrastructure is by going into debt, which will give those thieving apes lots to criticize and possibly regain power at the next go-around, depending on the sanity level of the populace.
To see Harper stand up and button his coat in Parliament means that what he is about to tell the House is one of two things. 1. A phony excuse that doesn't deal with the question he was asked, or 2. In Harper-speak, tell whoever asked the question to go to hell.”
Mar 4, 2013 at 18:50:45
“How one province can be so out of touch with the rest of the country amazes me. Language police yet. Perhaps if every Anglophone business in Kweebeck wrote all their signs in English as a protest then these yahoos might say "Mon Dieu!" and back off. What utter nonsense. As far as I am concerned you can speak any language you like, but don't force it on the rest of us. Frankly, I get tired of turning my cereal boxes around to see how much fibre it contains.”
Feb 28, 2013 at 12:39:06
“That is an excellent comment. How is it that most people know this but are powerless to change it? I would probably be the last person to start a revolution but it is apparent why such things happen. (Of course I would have to have all the required permissions from Friday Night Harper in order to START my revolution, but still...)”
Dionysius101 on Mar 1, 2013 at 06:12:23
“At this point, I think there is only two ways to deal with these current situations...
B) Buy it all back”
Feb 26, 2013 at 12:06:18
“Not sure why the plane is being painted red white and blue. Canada's flag is red and white (incidentally, a poor choice - it could have had a red maple leaf with a blue ocean on either side) so where does the blue come from? By the way, my car really needs painting: where should I apply for a free paint job?”
Feb 23, 2013 at 12:55:22
“I wouldn't worry about it. Harper will take as long as he can to have the next meeting and then think of other reasons to delay doing anything whatsoever for the FN. The FN have no reason to expect that they will get any sort of preferential treatment when no one else outside of government does. I hope they continue on with their Idle No More movement because it is probably the only action that will get any attention from His Harperness.”
“Perhaps a fitting response would be for the school board to suspend the teachers for a week. Then they would have to go back and face the children they hurt with this cruel joke and apologize to the class. Kind of like when a kid gets suspended.”
kensp on Feb 22, 2013 at 14:15:39
“Tell them both they are being promoted to Vice Principal with a significant pay raise. Give them both phoney letters from the school board. Let them bask in it for a few days then say "Ha ha, just kidding your both fired" and videotape their reaction.
I don't think this is that big an outrage, just dumb and childish on the teacher's part, but turnabout it always fair play.”
“I sure hope Annie doesn't drive a car. If her driving is anything like her incoherent conversations she would have to be in a highly marked car. She talks like she is trying to keep from drowning and it is REALLY hard to follow. Moreover, she might like to look into how much gun registry cost us Canadian taxpayers, and it was eventually scrapped due to cost and lack of public participation. I agree, full gun registry would be ideal, but it is an almost impossible task.”
“This sounds like a reasonable first step. One of the problems I have is that it is focussed on new gun ownership, registrations. If there have been as many assault weapons sold as is indicated, and with good care a gun can last for 40-50 years, who knows? What about all those guns? Will they be surrendered? Bought back?
From the dialog there appear to be many who are quite willing to break the law to keep their guns. Perhaps in time the government will initiate buy-back or a voluntary surrendering of their weapons; of all kinds. Why limit the urgency to control the slaughter rate when assault weapons are gone? If the answer is to get rid of guns, then let's get rid of guns.”
Dread Man on Jan 16, 2013 at 16:28:06
“Because of the 2nd amendment...which was basically added because of the civil war in 1776....prevents America in the year 2013... to prevent 100,000 maimed from bullet fire and 12,000 dead from bullet fire!!!!
Everybody had Six shooter 45 calibre Magnums. The most powerful handgun in the world. 38 calibre for lighter access to women. 12 gauge shotguns for added firepower. Rifles for Hunting. Some even had access to large 15 clip handguns. Some even had Military style assault rifles. Military, Government, Police, Gun enthusiasts. Some.
Now its a Sales Bonanza. A free for all. Everybody has Access to 15 Bullet clips magazines. 30 Bullet clip magazines. 50 Bullet Drum Magazines. 100 Bullet Drum Magazines.
Shootings used to happen before too....but now mass shootings has been introduced to the populace. Mass because of the capability. Home security is one thing. Mass is another. Hint...we give mass to our Military Troops in War. That has changed. Its now general Populace now as well.”
Romulus on Jan 16, 2013 at 16:22:07
“Wht makes you think that a significant number of gun owners would voluntarily surrender their weapons?”
stopspending on Jan 16, 2013 at 16:20:50
“You make some good points. If you try to curtail the purchase of guns by law abiding citizens, the only people with guns will be the police and criminals. Do you or anyone else really think these orders are going to keep the bad gun from getting a gun? Most violent crimes are committed using stolen guns.
Your comment about collecting all the guns already out there - Really? What do you propose? Ransacking every home looking for guns? That is one of the reasons I have some issues with the background checks. This would develop a database with the gov so they would know who bought, and presumable still has, a gun making it easier to try and confiscate. Allowing individuals to do background checks on other individuals also opens a can of worms. Do you want your neighbor to be able to do a background check on you at any time? Do you want your neighbor to know if you or anyone in your family ever went to a counselor/psychiatrist?
I want to stop the shooting as much as anyone but also want to be realistic about what is possible. None of these orders would have saved any of the people that have been mass murdered in the last few years.”
gn842 on Jan 16, 2013 at 16:17:54
“Guns *can* last forty, fifty years, when properly maintained: heck, even civil war guns are still good. But a lot of the kuhrap out there won't last that long most of it is not high end equipment. Even kitchen knives get pulled out of use over time. So the attrition is a real factor, but it will take a while. Some of the cheap stuff, with guns as with anything else, when it breaks about all you can do that makes sense is get a new one.”
“These American politicians behave like spoiled children. To those in power it isn't about the good of the country, it is about staying in power and doing harm to each others' agendas. Not saying we don't have similar problems here in Canada, but there is a certain vindictiveness in U.S. politics that seems to prevent them from doing anything without so many accommodations being given to the opposition that it all turns out watered-down. The greatest country in the world. Yeah, right.”
muleskinner07 on Jan 4, 2013 at 13:25:57
“American politicians have no more power than what is given to them by the American people .”
“So can the federal government do nothing to prevent these good ol' boy state legislators from putting guns in schools, or is that all part of the U.S. Constitution's idiotic and grossly outdated Second Amendment?”
NorEastern on Dec 26, 2012 at 16:07:15
“The latest SCOTUS decision makes it abundantly clear that the federal government can outlaw any weapon based on fire rate (full auto firearms) or any other criteria. So it would be constitutional to take us back to the era of bolt action rifles and revolvers. You just cannot outlaw a class of weapon present in great numbers - a handgun or rifle.”
“It seems you are making the assumption that God lives in churches. That is a popular misconception. Perhaps that is a good place to worship God, but He is no more 'at Home' in St. Peter's Basilica than he is in the 12 member little church on the hill. A tree stump in the forest is as much a church as either of these.”
“Seems likeThomas Jefferson's warning was written especially with the present situation in mind. If LaPierre says it is okay to call him crazy for wanting everybody in authority in schools to be armed I am glad to oblige: Mr. LaPierre, you are crazy.”
Dec 19, 2012 at 13:48:29
“So why doesn't our govt. reduce tariffs and taxes on goods coming in from the US instead of actually increasing the amount Canadians can lug back from across the border, thus making it more difficult for Canadian retailers? Thinking as a consumer, I don't understand it -- perhaps I should start thinking more like a politician.
I realize this is a different argument, but it still makes identical goods cheaper in the US of A.”
Doctor Nick on Dec 19, 2012 at 13:53:58
“The manufacturer lobby must have more power than the retailer lobby. Remember, the tariffs make goods produced in Canada more competitive with those from outside. Retailers don't care where the good is produced of course and would prefer to get the goods for cheaper so they could either get more profits per unit, or lower prices and get more customers (possibly by reducing cross-border shopping). The tariffs allow Canadian manufacturers to charge a higher price in Canada since their foreign competition is basically taxed.”