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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 7:49 am    Post subject: A thorn pierces Tory heartland Reply with quote

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A thorn pierces Tory heartland
Wildrose Alliance aims to unseat Premier Stelmach


Kevin Libin, National Post
Published: Friday, July 10, 2009


More than 800 federal Conservatives turned out the other night to tuck into prime rib with Prime Minister Stephen Harper at his hometown Stampede barbecue, but Alberta's biggest provincial Tory was missing. Premier Ed Stelmach was in Tofield, celebrating the town's 100th anniversary gala, rather than chowing down with his federal party kin. Things might have been awkward had he showed that evening at Calgary's Heritage Park, anyway: The event was fairly blanketed by supporters, organizers and candidates from Wildrose Alliance, the fledgling right-wing party hoping to topple a provincial Tory government it considers conservative in name only.

The Alliance -- which managed 7% of provincial votes in the 2008 election, but lost its only MLA by 34 votes -- has a ways to go before taking what supporters boldly predict will be its place in the pantheon of Alberta upstarts that has toppled dynasties, alongside the United Farm-ers, Social Credit and Progressive Conservatives (not to mention Mr. Harper's own Reform Party, ancestor of his current organization).

But the party's formidable fund-raising success in last year's election -- almost matching the mighty PCs -- and a current race to name a new leader is attracting federal Conservatives to the unlikely cause of attacking their Alberta brethren in what is shaping up as a Tory vs. Tory schism in the heartland of Canadian conservatism.

Continued: http://www.nationalpost.com/ne.....33&p=1
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did anybody else find it odd how good the Alberta Alliance's fundraising was?

I did, until I checked out their NSFW website: albertaalliance.ca
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ruben Kincaid wrote:
Did anybody else find it odd how good the Alberta Alliance's fundraising was?

I did, until I checked out their NSFW website: albertaalliance.ca


A liberal blogger already beat you to this. And I will say the same thing to you, as I did to him.

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The Alberta Alliance no longer exists. Nor does the Wildrose on it's own.

You think that one is bad you should check out www.wildrose.net Click at your own peril.

:mrgreen:


The Wildrose Alliance Party only has one official website: www.wildrosealliance.ca


Hope you caught Kevin Libin and Danielle Smith on Adler today. Great discussion on the above article. Including a very cranky call in from Mark Norris.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't click on those links because I'm at work but why on God's great earth did you let the domain name expire???
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Craig wrote:
I didn't click on those links because I'm at work but why on God's great earth did you let the domain name expire???


First, I presume you mean "you" in the global sense, not me personally.

I suspect the reasoning was that neither the Alberta Alliance nor the Wildrose Party no longer exist.

If I recall our webmaster has registered several wildrosealliance domains.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First Lady wrote:
Craig wrote:
I didn't click on those links because I'm at work but why on God's great earth did you let the domain name expire???


First, I presume you mean "you" in the global sense, not me personally.

I suspect the reasoning was that neither the Alberta Alliance nor the Wildrose Party no longer exist.

If I recall our webmaster has registered several wildrosealliance domains.


Yeah - not you personally. It is no excuse. A domain costs 10 bucks per year. You don't let the old one expire for countless reasons not the least of which is possibility of using the name again down the road.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Craig wrote:
It is no excuse. A domain costs 10 bucks per year. You don't let the old one expire for countless reasons not the least of which is possibility of using the name again down the road.


I don't necessarily disagree with that. All the same, I am not too concerned with what is under the old domains now.

There is also no guarantees when any party / business / person changes their name they will be available in the first place.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Charles Adler discussed this article yesterday for a full hour and is available in their audio vault.

http://www.am770chqr.com/Station/AudioVault.aspx

Go to Friday 10, 2009 and 2:00 PM

It starts at about the 6 minute mark with intereview with Kevin Libin.

Then later with Danielle Smith. During that interview the first caller is Mark Norris. (Former PC leadership candidate & cabinet minister)

Oh man, was he ever cranky.

Adler will be interviewing Mark Dyrholm next week.
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