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Most Canadians See Edward Snowden As A Hero, Poll Suggests

Most Canadians See Edward Snowden As A Hero, Poll Suggests

Commented Oct 30, 2013 at 15:58:58 in Canada

“Equally interesting are the numbers that support the contention that fantasy and make believe are more aligned with a Liberal or NDP world view .”

stciappelletto on Nov 1, 2013 at 03:18:31

“The Tea Party don't agree with either of you.”

quax on Oct 30, 2013 at 16:26:58

“Or the fact that conservatives like to make claims without backing them up with any evidence.”
Alberta Flood Cost: $2.6 Billion From Feds Not Enough To Cover Costs

Alberta Flood Cost: $2.6 Billion From Feds Not Enough To Cover Costs

Commented Oct 30, 2013 at 10:27:16 in Canada Alberta

“Many of the comments here suggesting further hardship and no sympathy towards the thousands who suffered in the recent Alberta flooding are simply sickening and truly reflect the nature of those individuals making such comments . To go even further and politicize this disaster while connecting the oil sands to the flooding show absolute ignorance . Was there not a major snow storm in Toronto when then mayor Mel Lastman called in the Canadian army ! This storm simply caused an inconvenience for several days yet the Canadian taxpayer willingly helped out .Was there not a major ice storm in eastern Canada that caused several weeks of misery and hardship that the Canadian taxpayer willingly helped out along with donations of equipment such as generators much of it from western Canada from individuals and companies all to willing to help our fellow Canadians . The list goes on . I have said this before and I will say it again , if these venomous comments towards those in Alberta reflect what the supporters of the Liberals and NDP actually think of people west of Ontario why would anyone want to support either of those political parties particularly in the West .”
Trudeau Liberals Lead Harper Tories By 10 Points, Poll Suggests

Trudeau Liberals Lead Harper Tories By 10 Points, Poll Suggests

Commented Oct 19, 2013 at 09:56:25 in Canada Politics

“The Conservatives spoke clearly about the importance of jobs and prosperity for Canadians . This was a primary piece of their policy platform . The EU trade deal is the result of a clear policy that was clearly advertised to all Canadians . I really have no idea where you are coming from other than to discredit the present government because of partisanship .”

Will Webster on Oct 19, 2013 at 12:04:04

“What rubbish. Show us a link where this deal was clearly advertised to all Canadians before it was undertaken. Show us the proof Canadians were given an opportunity to input on it prior to its signing.
You can't, because it does not exist.
Then to claim I'm being partisan because you can't back up your claims. Even more rubbish.
BTW: I'm was a long time Conservative who worked on the Robert Stanfield campaign against Pierre Trudeau. I dare say, Mr. Stanfield is turning over in his grave when he sees the sort of shenanigans Mr. Harper is pulling.
Free trade deals are what killed the manufacturing sector in this country. This deal does the same, and its being done for one reason only, and that is to cover up Mr. Harper's total bungling of the economy and the govt budget.”
Trudeau Liberals Lead Harper Tories By 10 Points, Poll Suggests

Trudeau Liberals Lead Harper Tories By 10 Points, Poll Suggests

Commented Oct 18, 2013 at 23:18:07 in Canada Politics

“Thank you for your clarification . Cheers .”
Trudeau Liberals Lead Harper Tories By 10 Points, Poll Suggests

Trudeau Liberals Lead Harper Tories By 10 Points, Poll Suggests

Commented Oct 18, 2013 at 23:15:37 in Canada Politics

“I must comment when such outrageous comments are made such as " the Canadian media is under Harper's thumb " . Really ? Where is the evidence that such is true . This is nothing but extreme partisan bias wanting to discredit the present government regardless of truth and accuracy . The present government has warts but to make such blatantly inaccurate and incredulous statements as this proves you cannot think for yourself .”

SamEasy on Oct 19, 2013 at 07:51:56

“Your present government, the one you are so vehemently defending, has serious problems with 'truth and accuracy'. Also, the present government doesn't have 'warts', it is more like 'cancer'. So before accusing others about not being able to 'think' for themselves, you should do a little 'fact check' with yourself. The media is cutting Harper tons of slack to say the least. Real journalism is all but dead.”

anicca rules on Oct 19, 2013 at 03:36:45

“The evidence is clear...he never answers unscripted questions...for one thing...and the photos are always making him look good and the other party leaders look stupid. Not so subtle.”
Trudeau Liberals Lead Harper Tories By 10 Points, Poll Suggests

Trudeau Liberals Lead Harper Tories By 10 Points, Poll Suggests

Commented Oct 18, 2013 at 22:48:08 in Canada Politics

“Anne be honest with yourself . There is nothing this present government could do that would illicit a positive response from yourself . Nothing .You are entrenched in the Liberal family including the chaos the Ontario Liberal's have created and must respond negatively to anything and everything connected to the Conservatives .”
Trudeau Liberals Lead Harper Tories By 10 Points, Poll Suggests

Trudeau Liberals Lead Harper Tories By 10 Points, Poll Suggests

Commented Oct 18, 2013 at 22:41:05 in Canada Politics

“I would suggest that your comment speaks to a narrow vision which the Liberals want the Canadian populace to believe . Condemn the present government without any understanding what you are now wanting to replace them with . This political thinking does have credibility as it is well understood that voters often vote out a government rather than voting in a government . The Liberals want you the voter to look beyond who they really are and be a simpleton , just get mad at the present government .”

Master Smythe on Oct 18, 2013 at 22:53:00

“I was of course being facetious, clearly you missed my point. Sadly, I understand all too well what the cons 'AGENDA' is. I could also say without the slightest hint of equivocation that harper is, absolutely the worst PM Canada has ever known, period.”
Trudeau Liberals Lead Harper Tories By 10 Points, Poll Suggests

Trudeau Liberals Lead Harper Tories By 10 Points, Poll Suggests

Commented Oct 18, 2013 at 22:35:23 in Canada Politics

“The Conservatives have just completed a free trade deal with the European Union . I think that speaks to what at least part of their policy platform is about .”

Will Webster on Oct 19, 2013 at 02:07:15

“They're not releasing the details of that deal. Why? Its out money.
But the point here is, they said nothing about making such a deal. They just went and did it. There was no election run on making such a deal. The people had no voice in it.
That's not presenting policy, that's instituting whatever comes up. Why must the other parties present policy in advance, but not the Conservatives?”
Manitoba Poll Suggests Trudeau Liberals Have Replaced NDP As Main Tory Alternative

Manitoba Poll Suggests Trudeau Liberals Have Replaced NDP As Main Tory Alternative

Commented Oct 14, 2013 at 13:42:15 in Canada Politics

“Settle down trout 68 you are going to blow a blood vessel . It appears I have touched on something quite sensitive for you . Guess what trout 68 even though Huff Post is a liberal left of center publication those of us who are not lemmings comment against the flow because we see things differently . My comment was not about legalization for or against marijuana and I certainly do not require a lecture from you . The pattern for Liberal and NDP partisans here on HP is to denigrate anyone who doesn't agree with them while presenting as the only saintly voice of correctness . Welcome to your club .”
Manitoba Poll Suggests Trudeau Liberals Have Replaced NDP As Main Tory Alternative

Manitoba Poll Suggests Trudeau Liberals Have Replaced NDP As Main Tory Alternative

Commented Oct 13, 2013 at 13:16:30 in Canada Politics

“This article is about Justine Trudeau , not the PM . Why can't Liberals stay on topic , continue to deflect and refuse to define themselves ? Because they don't want Canadians to know what they are really up to .”
Manitoba Poll Suggests Trudeau Liberals Have Replaced NDP As Main Tory Alternative

Manitoba Poll Suggests Trudeau Liberals Have Replaced NDP As Main Tory Alternative

Commented Oct 12, 2013 at 20:23:39 in Canada Politics

“I would suggest a Lampost would define themselves and certain policies by now . What is Justine hiding ?”

MrNose on Oct 15, 2013 at 09:19:20

“You get that when you feminize Trudeau's name, as if being female is bad, it simply makes you look like an ignorant misogynist right?”

fancyslacks on Oct 12, 2013 at 23:15:47

“what is Justin hiding ? lol what is mr. harper hiding is a better question since he is the man in power at the moment , but oh yeah you can't he has furloughed the government ! AGAIN !”
Manitoba Poll Suggests Trudeau Liberals Have Replaced NDP As Main Tory Alternative

Manitoba Poll Suggests Trudeau Liberals Have Replaced NDP As Main Tory Alternative

Commented Oct 12, 2013 at 20:17:13 in Canada Politics

“I suppose one could define what Justine is doing is "consulting with Canadians" but the truth is he and the Liberals are looking for the best way to win the next election . By not defining himself his policies cannot be challenged . He will never act like " he is consulting with Canadians " if the Liberals win a majority . The Liberals will revert to the old Liberal way of doing business . This is simply a Liberal ploy which will be played out as long as possible so as to continue to cultivate a certain image .”
Manitoba Poll Suggests Trudeau Liberals Have Replaced NDP As Main Tory Alternative

Manitoba Poll Suggests Trudeau Liberals Have Replaced NDP As Main Tory Alternative

Commented Oct 11, 2013 at 21:39:43 in Canada Politics

“It is an interesting social/political phenomena that a national political leader in this case Trudeau who has not defined himself at all as it relates to any sort of concrete policy or political thought process other than token up whenever you want can garner such apparent support . I am supposing that the Libs are hoping Canadians will fall for this soft spoken piece of eye candy .”

kilgoretrout1968 on Oct 12, 2013 at 13:13:33

“Legallizing pot is a far cry from "token up whenever you want"

As it stands Bubba, that's exactly what's happening now. IF I want weed, give me five minutes, and I'll head in any direction and get it, it's that available.
And guess what? It's that easy for everyone, kids included.
Do you know who makes the vast majority of the profits on it now? Bikers and other criminal types.
Do you know how much they pay in tax on these sales?
Nothing! Zero, zilch, zip?
How's that working out for the war on drugs?
Thta more people smoke pot now than they did in the early seventies when that retarded war started should tell you something.
And that something is this: We've been throwing hundreds of millions of good dollars after bad for 40 years.
Entire generations have been criminalized for smoking weed. Perfectly innocent tax paying citizens on no-fly lists all for making a personal choice.
Tell me again how Trudeau is "telling people "token up whenever you want"
You're sure it's not actually Harper doing that?”

LeoF on Oct 12, 2013 at 10:42:07

“Trudeau says he is consulting with Canadians about major policy issues. I don't know what else you could expect. No one is an expert on all issues. But a leader who is willing to learn is a rare bird.
What you should expect is that he will announce those policy positions before you are asked to vote in the next federal election. Further, I should point out that many many issues arise after an election which are not discussed during that election. The best you can hope for is to elect a party whose positions best fit your own beliefs.
So don't put a lot of weight on the fact that Trudeau has not (yet) issued a lot of concrete policy. I would rather vote for a leader who attempts to learn the details of a policy before making up his/her mind rather than someone who votes according to ideology.”

canobserv on Oct 12, 2013 at 07:56:56

“a LAMPOST could do a better job than Harper”

going to the fair on Oct 11, 2013 at 22:10:15

“You are forgetting all the scandal and incompetence plaguing the Conservatives. They are unworthy of re-election. Justin Trudeau and Thomas Mulclair both have a great team of competent MP to draw advice and run ministries.

Stephen Harper's biggest failures has been surrounding himself with yes men and not recruiting potntial replacements. Conservatives should be concerned.”
Karla Homolka 'Got Away With It' Says Paul Bernardo's Father

Karla Homolka 'Got Away With It' Says Paul Bernardo's Father

Commented Sep 27, 2013 at 17:49:56 in Canada

“Hindsight is perfect vision of course but I recall this case quite vividly as it was playing itself out . In the mid 1990s society still held a strong view that men were offenders and women victims regardless of what appeared to be clear evidence . The legal system simply couldn't or wouldn't believe that a woman would behave in the manner that Homolka appeared to . She denied initiating anything , gave evidence that Bernardo forced her to commit what was known at the time . After the " deal with the devil " the tapes were found clearly indicating Homolka's shall we say eagerness in committing these horrific crimes . The legal authorities stated had they had the tapes to begin with , they would not have made the "deal " . Yea , she got away with it all right .”

Liz Wilson 2 on Sep 27, 2013 at 18:07:36

“I have always wondered by the lawyer who had the tapes should have been charged with withholding evidence. Had the tapes been released first she never would have gotten the plea deal or been able to play the forced accomplice.

I wonder if her children are safe. she is clearly a danger”
World Bank's Corrupt Companies Blacklist Dominated By Canada

World Bank's Corrupt Companies Blacklist Dominated By Canada

Commented Sep 18, 2013 at 19:55:31 in Canada Business

“I am pleased that corporate corruption is exposed in this manner . It is disturbing to think that this type of "business" is still bring conducted in the world . When the list of 117 Canadian companies is shown and 115 are connected to SNC Lavalin doesn't that really mean that one major Canadian corporation with powerful tentacles is contaminating the Canadian corporate landscape ? I noticed in this article that SNC Lavalin has been charged in Canada with business practices associated with dealings in Quebec where this company is headquartered . However the majority of allegations appears to be coming off shore . I do not know how much influenced the Canadian government has with Canadian companies who do business off shore . My sense is not to much .That is the business of the particular country . However the posters here quite obviously the anti Conservative supporters are certainly feasting on this article and directly implicating our government in illegal business . Please provide direct evidence of the alleged direct involvement . One more thing , please keep in mind that Canada does have federal agencies whose responsibility is to assist Canadian companies abroad but this in itself does not mean a smoking gun . If there is direct evidence of Federal collusion , I want charges laid immediately .”
Trudeau Liberals Won't Share Concrete Policy Proposals Until 2015

Trudeau Liberals Won't Share Concrete Policy Proposals Until 2015

Commented Aug 28, 2013 at 22:52:53 in Canada Politics

“Yes drakkos137 , I'm sure you know best . What concerns me with posts like yours is the elitist attitude , the insufferable intolerance you demonstrate while suggesting your party and leader you support is somehow holier than thou . This attitude leads to the narrowest of life views . By the way , who do you support ? I will not respond in kind as you did .”
Trudeau Liberals Won't Share Concrete Policy Proposals Until 2015

Trudeau Liberals Won't Share Concrete Policy Proposals Until 2015

Commented Aug 28, 2013 at 22:41:54 in Canada Politics

“Well Harry I have been around for awhile and have witnessed a number of PMs play loosey goosey with parliamentary rules . Steve sure ain't the first and won't be the last . There is no such thing as political perfection and if you or anyone else believes your particular party or leader will perform such , wow I simply don't know what to say . Of course we all have our own reasons for voting the way we do . I have never received all my " political wishes " from any party in any election and I have voted for all of them either provincially or federally . I have been disappointed with every party and leader at some point during their term in office . Every opposition party tells you how the party in power is a failure . Every party in power tells you the opposition would lead us to ruin . And on it goes .”

Harry Nuggets on Aug 29, 2013 at 08:37:27

“Oh I know I know, part of the problem is the saturation of politics by strategists and P.R. types, the hull of the ship is totally covered by these irritating barnacles.  The abuse of rhetoric and language is enough to make you take an oath of silence and plug your ears up with candle wax.  BUT I can't remember such continual abuse of the legislative branch of government, those omnibus bills are ridiculous...Chretien's autocratic behavior used to make my blood boil, but this current government have taken it to a completely new level of abuse. ”
Trudeau Liberals Won't Share Concrete Policy Proposals Until 2015

Trudeau Liberals Won't Share Concrete Policy Proposals Until 2015

Commented Aug 28, 2013 at 17:43:52 in Canada Politics

“I support fiscal responsibility , sensible progressive social policies , a federal government that respects the west and in general good government . I am not impressed with Mr. Trudeau's leadership so far not that he has done anything in particular to turn me off , its that he hasn't done anything to turn me on , no grass puns intended . Thomas Mulcair has been more impressive to me than Trudeau and I am not a fan of his . Trudeau and the Liberal party may have stumbled onto something in terms of popularity presently in the poles by not defining themselves policy wise ( by not creating any serious controversy ) , but this will catch up to them sooner or later . You can't continue to simply smile and in the somewhat vaguest of terms say how wonderful you are going to be . If I am to change my vote from Conservative , it will be Liberal but so far absolutely nothing has changed for me .”

drakkos137 on Aug 28, 2013 at 18:44:56

“If you were going to be offended by Harper's career of criminality, you'd have been offended by now.

If you intended to vote anything but Conservative, you'd have done so.

Keep applauding Harper, its not like anything he could do would turn your stomach.”
Justin Trudeau's Marijuana Admission Slammed As 'Poor Example' While Liberals Defend Leader

Justin Trudeau's Marijuana Admission Slammed As 'Poor Example' While Liberals Defend Leader

Commented Aug 22, 2013 at 22:19:29 in Canada Politics

“You are quite right Harley . It is much easier to be an opposition leader . It is also very easy to be a critical partisan when your party is not in power . You get to forget history and reauthor history particularly when your party has struggled and created blunders in the past . You also get to criticize anything and everything without acknowledging any positive activity or legislation and blame the present government or PM . In summary , you simply never have to be accountable , only a whiner .”
Stephen Harper 2015: Prime Minister To Run In Next Election, Wants Parliament Prorogued

Stephen Harper 2015: Prime Minister To Run In Next Election, Wants Parliament Prorogued

Commented Aug 19, 2013 at 22:28:25 in Canada Politics

“Heterodoxlibertarian I consider myself to be a Progressive Conservative that seems to fit your definition of fiscally conservative but socially liberal . However it isn't that simple for me to say I would vote Liberal . There are so many variables in which to fill in the blanks . One area that I have been significantly influenced is how central Canadian politicians , both Conservative and Liberal have ignored at best and harmed at worst western Canadian economic development to the benefit of central Canada . There are so very many examples throughout our history . I have a general mistrust of any politician from central Canada . Comments from both Trudeau and Mulcair over the recent past have continued to add to my suspicions . Possibly a Liberal leader from western Canada may help . Thoughts ?”

heterodoxlibertarian on Aug 19, 2013 at 23:56:14

“While I'm hardly a big Liberal Party partisan (I typically don't vote actually because I don't really like anybody) I think that as a matter of political calculation you've got it 100 percent right. The Liberal Party mistreated the West in the past, undermining national unity. A speech acknowledging this would have great power, though it would not change things overnight. The country is moving West in so many ways. It would be madness to write it off.”
Simona Tibu, Camrose Dentist, Charged With Assaulting Peace Officer

Simona Tibu, Camrose Dentist, Charged With Assaulting Peace Officer

Commented Aug 19, 2013 at 21:38:02 in Canada Alberta

“None of us knows what really happened here . Between us Jaded we appear to have all the bases covered each with our own speculation . I am certain we can both agree that whatever this was , it is very unfortunate and hopefully never repeated .”

jaded101 on Aug 19, 2013 at 22:02:48

“yes, you are right. it will be interesting to see the results of the investigation.”
Simona Tibu, Camrose Dentist, Charged With Assaulting Peace Officer

Simona Tibu, Camrose Dentist, Charged With Assaulting Peace Officer

Commented Aug 18, 2013 at 22:57:15 in Canada Alberta

“Wow , now this is a dangerous stretch . Ever done jury duty ?”

SrNanny18 on Aug 19, 2013 at 17:06:23

“No I haven't, but it's not a stretch. Not all cops are the good apples in the barrel!”
Simona Tibu, Camrose Dentist, Charged With Assaulting Peace Officer

Simona Tibu, Camrose Dentist, Charged With Assaulting Peace Officer

Commented Aug 18, 2013 at 22:20:20 in Canada Alberta

“You raise a good point . However I surmise that she would have informed the officer she was a dentist as part of her explanation of why she was speeding in the first place .”
Simona Tibu, Camrose Dentist, Charged With Assaulting Peace Officer

Simona Tibu, Camrose Dentist, Charged With Assaulting Peace Officer

Commented Aug 18, 2013 at 14:40:36 in Canada Alberta

“Well jaded in my part of the country dentists ate very wealthy professionals with high social status and who are quite used to getting their way . Are you suggesting this dentist is completely faultless , did not physically resist this officer , did not verbally abuse this officer and completely cooperated with what this officer requested after being stopped for speeding ? I have no horse in this race but this notion that because she is female and he is a male police officer therefore this must be police brutality with a sexual flavour .”

jaded101 on Aug 19, 2013 at 19:59:28

“I'm suggesting that it doesn't matter whether she was verbally abusive. I'm suggesting there is nothing inherent in being a dentist to suggest they are trouble makers. I'm suggesting that you likely don't get beaten and bruised like that unless excessive force has been used and that is an abuse of power. I'm suggesting if that happened to you, and you were not guilty of anything, you would be traumatized and victimized, and its not right to assume that the beaten person must have deserved it. I'm also assuming that given the size of the peace officer and reports of where her bruising is, that the peace officer lost it on her.”
Simona Tibu, Camrose Dentist, Charged With Assaulting Peace Officer

Simona Tibu, Camrose Dentist, Charged With Assaulting Peace Officer

Commented Aug 18, 2013 at 13:08:12 in Canada Alberta

“This appears to be turning out to be a divisive gender issue with a large dose of alleged sexual behavior involved . Know one and I do mean know one should accept physical or sexual assault in their lives . However in reading this article several things jumped out at me . One on hand we have an individual who was stopped for speeding . Speeding is against the law . This individual is a dentist , a medical professional who is one of highest paid in the medical field . Based on her financial and I suspect social position in life she is most likely used to getting her way . Once stopped by the Sherriff she protests loudly and vociferously and influences this Sherriff to himself become more assertive . This escalates , she refuses to comply to his insistence to be cooperative . In fact she has described her behavior as resisting . A physical tussle occurs and she acquires bruises . Now she is introducing the sexual assaultive element . Someone here described this dentist as quite small in stature and the Sherriff as a larger man . Now what does a large sheriff gain out of intentionally beating up and sexually assaulting a medical Doctor on the side of a highway ? Yes I know I will be chastised for taking this position .”

POMkara on Aug 18, 2013 at 19:06:34

“Did he know she was a doctor?”
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