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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 9:09 pm    Post subject: Harper in pictures... Reply with quote

This guy looks more and more Prime Ministerial every day...


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some of my other favourite pictures:































I love the cat photos the most! :)
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The media don't seem to be trying to make him look nasty anymore. Maybe he's finally winning them over? :lol:

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my local media attacked Manning today:

Right, wrong -- and the big, bad media

Mon Nov 12 2007

PRESTON Manning appears determined to teach us right from wrong. By us, he means journalists.

And by right, he means conservative values. Which we must assume Manning also believes are the correct values to impart to those of us in the mass media.

The wrong must have something to do with the way we are doing our jobs now.

Since leaving politics, the founder of the Reform Party has established the Manning Centre for Building Democracy, a think-tank and centre for education. Building and promoting democracy is a popular vocation for retired politicians. Former federal cabinet minister Lloyd Axworthy continues to promote democracy and peace in war-torn and developing countries. That is not the kind of democracy Manning has in mind.

The Manning Centre is dedicated to "preparing Canadians for principled participation in politics by offering knowledge, training and experience" and supports "conservative research, training and communications vehicles."

Special courses for journalists, including a certificate program in political journalism held this past summer, are featured at the Manning Centre.

"Understanding Conservative Minds" was designed as an antidote for news organizations that, in the opinion of Manning Centre academics, have provided "few options for the ongoing training of their journalists within Canada." The Manning Centre program sought to "expose Canadian journalists to conservative history, origins, ideas, values, culture, tradition, and economics."

Cutting through the flowery language, the Manning Centre believes the media need to be reprogrammed so that journalists can better appreciate conservative values. To date, most genuine conservatives will tell you, we've done a pretty poor job in that regard.

It has become an accepted fact of conservative doctrine in this country that journalists are part of a conspiracy to promote liberals and undermine conservative politicians and parties. At the very least, conservatives believe the media "just doesn't get" their ideas and does a poor job of explaining those ideas to Canadians.

Manitoba Progressive Conservatives have, for two elections now, accused the media of misunderstanding and miscommunicating their principal campaign policies. This was particularly true of the skepticism expressed in the media about Tory tax cut proposals. Manitoba Tories will tell you this is a conspiracy. They will ignore the fact that many Tories seem unable to add.

It is this deeply held resentment that is behind the continuing war between the current Conservative government and the Parliamentary Press Gallery. A conservative believes that for most of the last decade, the Liberals were coddled by the media, while the Reform and Canadian Alliance parties were dismissed out of hand. So now that there's a Conservative government in power, the national media are going to get some payback.

I have been involved in many conversations over the years with conservative politicians about how we don't get them and how we appear to undermine their every move. While I don't accept the notion of a conspiracy, it would be impossible to deny that conservative policies, in general, are not warmly received by the mainstream media.

Opinions about origins of this phenomenon vary. It might have something to do with the fact that federal conservatives have failed to grasp, or master, the big-tent philosophy that helps parties build the broad-based support necessary to win elections. Those who have built a big tent -- and former prime minister Brian Mulroney stands out in this regard -- are seen in many conservative circles as sell-outs to pure conservative ideology.

Rather than building a big tent that incorporates policies that appeal to many constituencies, conservatives have offered their unique policies and invited those different constituencies to get with the program. And when any one constituency, including journalists, doesn't accept the invitation, there's something wrong with us.
This political paranoia is even more pronounced in Alberta, where political strategists regularly rant about how stupid journalists and voters in the rest of the country really are. Apparently, when the rest of the country gets up to speed with the Conservatives, we'll all be better off.

Which brings us back to the Manning Centre, where journalists can pay for the opportunity to be told they're under-educated in general, and ignorant about conservatism in particular.

Apparently, at the Manning Centre, it's not a matter of good ideas and bad ideas, just right and wrong.

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Journalists are uneducated...
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Me thinks he doth protests too much.

I think Preston's got it about right. Deprogramming the Media. What a great idea.

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Opinions about origins of this phenomenon vary. It might have something to do with the fact that federal conservatives have failed to grasp, or master, the big-tent philosophy that helps parties build the broad-based support necessary to win elections.


Or it could be that you were educated at a University funded by Government grants and taught by Teachers who berate anyone who disagrees with there socialist dogma. Educators who have every reason to support the utopian notion that they along with the Liberals can build the "Just Society" if only they were given a little more money.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brandman wrote:



Yes. I like the Knight Rider one too.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like this one with Brent Butt, but the second one of these two is my fave... :wink:

(yes, that is Yours Truly)



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2007 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He might not be as likable as people want him to be, but the most important thing is that he has a good heart.

He has made a difference since he came to be our PM. I wish him luck
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