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Powered byDraftALeader.com | 1 Feb 2008 | 4:10am EST
What's being said about the campaign around the blogs in Canada? Stay informed. If you notice a story or blog post that's not listed here, send an email to info@draftaleader.com (mailto:info@draftaleader.com?subject=Blog%20Posts). 1. Christian Conservative - It's official... I'm a delegate (http://canadaconservative.blogspot.com/2008/01/its-official-im-delegate.html) 2. The Politic - 10 Onta
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Opposition Watch - In the Zone
Powered byDraftALeader.com | 1 Feb 2008 | 3:46am EST
The following was posted on the Together with Tory (http://www.togetherwithtory.ca) website under the title of Reality Check . Reality: Our Party is in a strong financial position now because John Tory worked tirelessly with the Party to bring us back from near bankruptcy. We were $10.5 million in debt after...
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An Alberta election issue?
Ezra Levant | 1 Feb 2008 | 3:04am EST
The National Post has an editorial about Alberta's human rights commission, and suggests that reining in the commission's abusive powers ought to be a campaign issue in the imminent provincial election. I have focused my hopes for political reform of these commissions on the federal level, for two reasons: there is a sympathetic Conservative government in power, and the egregious complaint against
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Keith Martin is not an idiot
KerPlonka! | 1 Feb 2008 | 3:04am EST
Insofar as he's apparently the only Parliamentarian to recognize the intimidation and human rights abuses our human rights tribunals are creating.
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Ajax bielection
The Ajacian Observer | 1 Feb 2008 | 2:55am EST
I want to comment on this byelection that is happening in Ajax, Ward 2 was Joe Dicksons old spot and now because he's gone they have to replace him. I know a few of the people running and would like to comment on some of what I know or have heard. This person has been posting on the byelection for a while and she supports one of the candidates but looks like she is fair http://www.voicesofajax.com
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I know, it's not as impressive...
halls of macadamia | 1 Feb 2008 | 1:27am EST
As invading a friendly nuclear-armed allied nation... but that Steffi can sure lay down an ugly, uncomfortable defamatory riff..."Yesterday I used an inappropriate word: 'extortion' attempt. I apologize for that, and that was not the appropriate word."But Mr. Dion added: "I will choose my words well this time: it appears like political interference."There was no immediate word from Mr. Soudas whet
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CTV Newsnet
Ezra Levant | 1 Feb 2008 | 1:16am EST
I was delighted that CTV invited me to appear today to talk about my human rights commission interrogation. You can see the short clip here. The interviewee who followed me was Khurrum Awan, one of the four students who are the front-men for Mohamed Elmasry's human rights complaint against Mark Steyn, since Elmasry himself isn't exactly, uh, suitable for media appearances. (Read Jason Kenney's gor
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The Price of Fear
The Langhjelm Letter | 1 Feb 2008 | 12:19am EST
When you read something like this, you come to realize just how utterly delusional the fear of John McCain among some American conservatives has become:It was Romney who just two years ago matter-of-factly told the Massachusetts press that McCain’s views on immigration were “reasonable” and that the Arizonan’s call for a pathway to citizenship for undocumented workers was “not amnesty.
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Reader Tips
small dead animals | 1 Feb 2008 | 12:09am EST
A few items gathered while surfing - The justice of settled science; Findley said the ruling was among the first from a state appellate court to recognize the new research and reverse a conviction. At the time of Edmunds’ 1996 trial, doctors who raised such questions were viewed as extremists, he said. Now, they are in the mainstream. Michael Yon is back in Iraq. Abu Laith al-Libi Add yours
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CBA Brilliance
Catprint in the Mash | 1 Feb 2008 | 12:08am EST
The organizers of the Canadian Blog Awards are brilliant. Just click on the link and go see, already. Way to go The Torch and Breakfast Television. Congrat's! Cheers, lance
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Of cats and men
Just Right | 31 Jan 2008 | 11:57pm EST
My wife liked this one from her Page-A-Day cat calendar today:Cats are independent, they don't listen, they don't come in when you call, they like to stay out all night, and when they're home they like to be left alone and sleep.In other words, every quality that women hate in a man, they love in a cat. - Jay Leno
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Just watch me
ThePolitic.com | 31 Jan 2008 | 11:55pm EST
A new biography of the former prime minister, whom Canadians have long been taught to regard as a great liberal politician, reveals that as a youth and young man, Mr. Trudeau was an anti-Semite, admired fascist dictators such as Hitler and Mussolini, promoted revolution and longed for an independent and Catholic Quebec that would be home only to francophones. From the hysterically right wing Ottaw
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Vino de Rothschild?
ThePolitic.com | 31 Jan 2008 | 11:40pm EST
Bookkeeping proves to be a sensitive business for a politician. When the matter was discussed in Parliament after La Presse disclosed the facts, Premier Chrétien declared: “This Parliament would be much better off if we had more Gagliano’s.”
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Dear Lloyd
halls of macadamia | 31 Jan 2008 | 11:21pm EST
I've gotta confess... I don't have huge expectations of CTV National News. I think I know... in a general sort of way... where you guys lean on most issues. Tonight, however, you managed to surprise me again.I'm talking about the story where you claimed that "some people" are calling the guy who took his diaper-clad babies out into a -50 degree storm, well... calling him "the victim" in this thi
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Achtung! Thank you for smoking
ThePolitic.com | 31 Jan 2008 | 11:06pm EST
Do you smoke? No? The first tobacco ban was imposed by the Nazi Party under direct orders from Adolf Hitler. (Follow the Wikipedia entry to footnote 1). Sponsored By: Gift Baskets for Men Select or design your own, save money, & impress.
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HILLARY THE REAL DEAL: BARACK HAS NO CLOTHES
The War Room | 31 Jan 2008 | 10:48pm EST
Just finished watching the Democrat debate. I have written positively about Barack Obama here before, but to be honest, I think he lost against Hillary Clinton.On issues such as immigration he seemed painfully naive. On Iraq he seemed to be very simplistic. On health care he seemed optimistic, but not realistic.I do not think he is a bad man and still think he has a real shot at the White House.
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Dion 'apologizes'
Joanne's Journey | 31 Jan 2008 | 10:13pm EST
First it's NATO forces in Afghanistan; now it's 'extortion'.And this guy wants to be Prime Minister?
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Reply to Jeff Davidson on the Wheels
Christian Conservative | 31 Jan 2008 | 10:11pm EST
Jeff replied to the post about my new car with this... "2 cars, no kids. nice to see you embracing conservative values. for the record, my family of 4 has gone without a car for 5 years now. we made a decision as a family to consume less. guess what? we're fit, spent more time together, have saved A TON of dough and use less of the good lord's precious gifts. mind you, we're crazy moonbat
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EU-Mania: Nondescript Homogenous Mass
Celestial Junk | 31 Jan 2008 | 9:57pm EST
Nothing to Live or Die ForIf John Lennon were alive today he'd be going through intellectual orgasm after orgasm. Europe, is well on its way to becoming John's envisioned utopia ... a place without countries, gods, and nothing ... literally nothing ... to live or die for.Pierre Manent eloquently shines a light on the dangerous dream of John Lennon's utopia: A professor at the Centre des Recherche
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Lost
small dead animals | 31 Jan 2008 | 9:56pm EST
Three seasons on a deserted island, You'd think the fat guy would lose a few pounds.
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The Art of War: Hollywood Style
Celestial Junk | 31 Jan 2008 | 9:43pm EST
Where's Joseph McCarthy when you need him:Hollywood has gone back to war. And this time, it’s appalling. All autumn long, the film industry released movies about America’s battle against global jihad. With one exception—the competent actioner The Kingdom—each of these movies distorted an urgent, ongoing historical enterprise through the lens of a filmmaker’s unthinking leftism. Redacted,
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Coughing up the Cash
Catprint in the Mash | 31 Jan 2008 | 9:32pm EST
Wandering though my evening clicks via Bourque, I see that Canadians donated $16.9M to the CPC compared to $4.5M donated to the Liberals in 2007. The NDP are only $500k south of the Liberals. Ouch, that'll leave a big red mark. A four to one gap in fund raising is interesting, but the real story is the five to one gap in numbers of people who donated to th
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Liberals To Sink Afghan mission? - Update
Unambiguously Ambidextrous | 31 Jan 2008 | 9:16pm EST
Update 2:Despite the fact I give Stephane Dion a hard time, and I've openly questioned his leadership abilities, I don't think he's a bad person. I try not to engage in open rhetoric involving assassinations on his character or involve myself in questioning his every motive. I try to give him the benefit of the doubt in many cases, until it's shown that he's either acting foolishly, or merely angl
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Immunity! Immunity!
Climbing Out Of The Dark | 31 Jan 2008 | 9:12pm EST
Okay, okay, I know Quasimodo, was yelling Sanctuary! Sanctuary!, but it's really the same thing isn't it? Say anything you want "Inside The House" because you have immunity, even though cameras are blasting everything you say to millions of people. (I know millions aren't watching, but they could be.) The TV stations can then blast whatever was said across the nation during the news hour, you see,
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Even grit thinks traitorous Hossain should be charged
Dr Roy's Thoughts | 31 Jan 2008 | 9:09pm EST
Senator Colin Kenney believes salman hossian should be charged. This person is inciting violence and uttering traitorous statements. He should be denaturalized and deported with the Khadrs. A Mississauga man who has been posting messages online supporting attacks against military targets in Canada should "absolutely" be prosecuted, the chairman of the Senate National Security and Defence Committe
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Liberal MP Launches Motion To End Human Rights Commission Reign Of Terror
The Canadian Republic | 31 Jan 2008 | 8:33pm EST
Life Site News Reports:A British Columbia Parliamentarian, Keith Martin, has called for the abolition of the clause in the Canadian Human Rights Act that makes it possible for special interest groups to file petty grievance complaints through the Human Rights Commissions.Martin today presented the motion to Parliament in the face of the ongoing scandals of Human Rights Commissions and Tribunals be
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THe Tory Fundraising Juggernaut continues
Dr Roy's Thoughts | 31 Jan 2008 | 8:30pm EST
While the liberals still haven't connected with their grassroots the Tories have raised $17 million, the grits $4.9 million, the NDP $4 million and the Bloq a paltry $465000. The Tory Fundraising juggernaut rolls on for a total $35.9 million for the last two years!Liberal contributors in the fourth quarter totaled 13,618, less than the NDP which had 15,698. The Conservatives had 44,324 donors and
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A Curious Genetic Failure
ThePolitic.com | 31 Jan 2008 | 8:28pm EST
What say you, Messrs. Dion, Ignatieff, Rae et al.? Do you agree with this stunt? Not surprisingly, the Nazis do. (Anti-semitic link deleted). …… (From the good folks at Wikipedia): The genetic fallacy is a fallacy of irrelevance where a conclusion is suggested based solely on something or someone’s origin rather than its current meaning or context. This overlooks any difference
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The new al-Qaeda
Daimnation! | 31 Jan 2008 | 8:28pm EST
The "buddy" theory: TERRORISTS are a bit like you and me, or so Marc Sageman suggests. It might be comforting to think that angry young Islamists are crazed psychopaths or sex-starved adolescents who have been brainwashed in malign madrassas. But...
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Headline of the day
Daimnation! | 31 Jan 2008 | 8:20pm EST
The horror! All Blue Eyed People Related to Brad Pitt Mark C....
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I have a nightmare...
Daimnation! | 31 Jan 2008 | 8:19pm EST
In the recent provincial election the Ontario electorate rejected "faith-based" schools. But how about Arabocentric ones? After all, Arab Canadians face this unfortunate situation: ...While fleeing conflict and hardship they have had to deal with prevalent negative stereotypes about their...
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Limbaugh: McCain Surrounds Himself With Libs
The Strong Conservative | 31 Jan 2008 | 7:54pm EST
Rush Limbaugh, like him or hate him, he speaks for a good chunk of conservative voters in the US, and has 25 million listeners every day! Rush has never been a big fan of John McCain and believes McCain is a liberal:"Everybody seems to hate Romney. I think they're just jealous, you know, when that kind of hatred comes up. I think in McCain's case he hates him because he runs ads that tell the trut
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How's That Global Warming Working for You
Celestial Junk | 31 Jan 2008 | 7:31pm EST
As if to remind us how completely unhinged global warming alarmists are, Mother Nature has fired a warning shot. While it takes a healthy "progressive" imagination (and about 9 billion a year in grants) to conjure up global warming horrors, the downside of a drastically cooler planet can be envisioned accurately by a 6 year old ... and that picture is not pretty:Blue skies opened up over Californi
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Keith Martin realizes he is a Liberal, right???
Dispatches from the Socialist Gulag | 31 Jan 2008 | 7:29pm EST
What do you know, A Liberal of all people takes a stand for free speech. Keith Martin has introduced a motion to abolish the section of the Canadian Human Rights Act that censors free speech & has been used to persecute opponents of Trudeaupia.I mean, doesn't Martin realize that it's instruments like HRC's that have allowed Trudeaupian "values" to supplant Canadian values & have played a role in t
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So does this mean Nancy Reagan isn't a Reagan Republican??
Dispatches from the Socialist Gulag | 31 Jan 2008 | 7:20pm EST
Drudge claims to have a source that told him that Nancy Reagan is strongly behind John McCain, you know the guy that conservatives doesn't hold true to the values of President Reagan. Of course, if you follow the "logic" of the McCain haters, Ronald Reagan isn't a real Reagan conservative. You may recall that Reagan support amnesty for illegal aliens, which is to the left of where McCain was on im
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Blog Hiatus
Summer's Daydreams | 31 Jan 2008 | 7:20pm EST
I've been appointed (Order in Council 44-2008) as the Returning Officer for my Electoral Division. From now until mid March I will not be blogging with any regularity, if at all.Please see Elections Alberta and don't forget to Register to Vote!
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Standing up for Afghanistan is worth being defeated at the polls.
Dispatches from the Socialist Gulag | 31 Jan 2008 | 7:15pm EST
What to do about Afghanistan. Taliban Jack & his fifth column want us to throw the Afghan people to the wolves, The Liberals have offered more than one position so far, presumably to fence sit as long as possible. As for the Tories, there's only one right position for us to take: Extend the combat mission until 2011 & make the vote one of confidence.There is no other worthy position for us to hold
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Marois et Norbourg
Un Blog...de Centre-Droit !! | 31 Jan 2008 | 6:45pm EST
La nouvelle du jour«Scandale NorbourgLe gouvernement aurait sa part de responsabilitéMise à jour : 28/08/2007 19h36Le gouvernement du Québec aurait une bonne part de responsabilité dans les déboires que vivent les investisseurs floués de Norbourg. TVA a mis la main sur des documents qui prouvent que le gouvernement du Québec aurait dû se questionner sur la viabilité du gestionnaire de f
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Abu Laith al-Libi gets his fondest wish...
halls of macadamia | 31 Jan 2008 | 6:42pm EST
Rest in Pieces... you freakin' sociopath... -- DUBAI -- An al-Qaeda commander in Afghanistan, described by Western intelligence officials as one of Osama bin Laden's top six lieutenants, has been killed, a mouthpiece for the organization said on Thursday.Mr. Libi was "martyred along with a group of his brothers on the territory of Islamic Pakistan", said a statement from the al-Qaeda-linked Al
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Respect stay at home mothers
Dr Roy's Thoughts | 31 Jan 2008 | 6:39pm EST
My mother is a physician. She stayed at home to raise my brother and I until my younger brother was about 15 and returned to work. She was always there when we got home from school. She and my dad felt that raising kids was important. My family would have had a lot more money if my mom had worked those years, but my parents felt it was worth it. I am eternally grateful to my parents for what they
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