April 6, 2011
Came across this strange op-ed in the Straight by Alan Saldanha the Green Party’s candidate for Fleetwood-Port Kells in Surrey.
At first I thought it was some kind of joke. But apparently it’s not , indeed the guy seems to be quite serious,that said how he expects voters to take him serious is another matter all together.
Nine days ago—last Sunday morning at 7 a.m.—I was angry with my Higher Power. I am the publisher and editor of a small biweekly newspaper with a circulation of 2,200. My paper is tottering, though it is flooded with ads. My rates for advertising are low.
I only asked him to save my newspaper and my view to his plan was myopic. When I got back from morning church service, there was a voice at the other end of the telephone line. He asked me whether I would like to run in my own riding of Fleetwood-Port Kells.
God approved & planned, can’t argue with that. But I have to ask did he say anything about increasing your ad rates ? O sorry, I forgot God doesn’t do business plans, the bigger picture & all.
This morning, I sent out an update of what came to my mind. I asked all my friends and supporters worldwide to flood the Facebooks of Pamela Anderson, Heather Mills, and Sandra Bullock and plead of them to send a message to my “No way to kill a baby seal campaign”. I think the government should stop supplying free alcohol to people who actively engage in clubbing seals in a way that would make Genghis Khan’s hordes blush with embarrassment. I wonder if any man would do what they do if he were sober.
OMG …baby seals being clubbed by barbarians hopped up on free government booze,where let me at em. That said you can never go wrong with an endorsement from Pamela Anderson because that girl’s definitely in the known.
All you need is $18 million to support northern communities who are displaced if we stopped killing baby seals, and that can easily come from tax dollars from the legal sale of cannabis. Personally, I don’t fancy cannabis one bit. It makes me feel pukey. Cannabis is a $7 billion illegal sale in Canada. That is three times what Canada makes from wheat grain. I support cannabis sale on permits issued under stringent regulation. I suggest it cannot be smoked in cities, but five to 10 kilometres away on farms and people will be only able to ride transit to get there.
Well what can I say to that,other than the man’s got a plan ,lol.
I hate what happened at Fukushima. I think robots should be programmed to approach rods of uranium and plutonium that have been heating up to hell-like temperatures because cooling systems have been paralysed. I feel bad for the Japanese people since I know them well. I used to do teacher-homestay for Japanese students. I am a Canadian qualified ESL teacher. The Japanese are the most resilient people on Earth and they will re-build their northeastern coast within 10 years, I think.
Perhaps they could also program a robot to proof read your op-eds & or help you organize your thoughts .
I was told that there is a proposal to erect five nuclear plants in northern Alberta to provide power to run machinery and harness water for raping the tar sands. I am against that.
OMG they have plans to rape the tar sands.
This morning, I make my first election promise to potential ethnic Punjabi students who are appearing for the Canadian citizenship test from anywhere in Canada. If I am elected I will give them free classes one morning in the week. And that applies if I am in Ottawa too. I have coached many ethnic students in the past. And every time I told them planting a tree is the best way to preserve Canada’s environment
I don’t know about you – & I’m not even Punjabi- but that clinches it for me, GO GREENS GO
No big surprise Alan Saldanha has since resigned ,to much tongue wagging to little thinking…
Alan Saldanha, who was running in the riding of Fleetwood—Port Kells, resigned Wednesday afternoon after it was revealed he posted, “If rape is inevitable, lie back and enjoy it!” on his Facebook profile. The comment has since been taken down…@
September 17, 2008
But then nobody really believed Blair Wilson was Green anyway.After all it wasn’t his environmental outlook/commitment that had Mr Wilson joining the Green Party.
For some strange reason the words “leaders debate” and “Elizabeth May” just keep popping into my head.
But hey don’t take my word for it.Rather here’s Christopher Bennett, a former provincial Green Party interim leader.
“I am not supporting Blair Wilson’s candidacy,”
“I am in no way supporting Blair Wilson’s campaign for re-election . . . In no way am I supporting him publicly or privately.”
Apparently the environment was never a big deal as far as Blair Wilson was concerned.
For a couple days I’ve been trying to speak with Wilson to confirm whether or not it is true that as a member of the Liberal caucus he failed to support calls for a ban on offshore oil and gas exploration. He hasn’t returned calls
One would think that Mr Wilson would want to clarify any misunderstandings,and lickity split.
Particularly when they involve environmental issues,the Greens raison d’etre,and him being the only “Green MP”.
T-minus 27 days until the only poll that counts-and Blair Wilson joins Dion on the dole.
September 12, 2008
Seems the Greens had it wrong.
TV Ontario confirmed today that the infamous audio recording,of Elizabeth May calling Canadian voters “stupid”,was genuine and had not been tampered with.
After digesting a little humble pie the Greens then went on to issue a public apology to Buck Dog for earlier threats,of the litigious kind backed up by a cheap lie.In that TVO was also considering action against Buckdog.
With out further ado,the infamous audio recording/video .
And in fairness Elizabeth May’s response/explanation/defense can be found here.
T-minus 32 days until the only poll that counts
September 11, 2008
Best opening line I have read in a while…
It now appears the 2nd of October could actually be the first of May.
Sure it can be read as a humble pie moment.But overall Jack handled this,shit storm from outa-nowhere,rather well…
Layton suddenly withdrew his objection, calling the controversy a “distraction” and that he’s tried of “debating about the debate.”
After all the real issue is Harper participation not May’s…
“As long as Stephen Harper takes part, I don’t care who else is on the stage,”
Further more after watching this video,Kinsella debates May on the carbon tax,what’s the worry(if ever there was a worry) May just doesn’t get it .She sounds like a scolding school teacher telling the kids how they might not like something but they have to stop being selfish for “the good” of all.
All said though one fact remains undeniable,”if any publicity is good publicity”,then the Greens came out ahead.
But that said what ever advantage the Greens did enjoyed is now,or soon will be forgotten.It’s only day two into a 35 day election campaign,plenty of time remains,to steer things back to the real issues.
T-minus 33 days until the only poll that counts
September 9, 2008
“We’d like to be participants in a coalition government,” she said. It would be great if the next federal election led to a minority Liberal government, May said
-The Daily Gleaner (Fredericton), 12 February 2008
“It’s a no-brainer. We can make the most progress with Stéphane Dion as prime minister in a minority government. I think Dion’s record is a lot better than the other parties want to say it is. I’ll defend it.”
- Elizabeth May, Globe and Mail, 21 January 21, 2008
“We recognize that a government in which Stéphane Dion served as Prime Minister could work well with a Green Caucus of MPs, led by Elizabeth May, committed to action on climate.”
- Joint Statement with Dion, GPC Release, May 13, 2007
“Well, what I’m trying to do is send a clear signal to Canadians. When I heard Rex Murphy say on the national news that the Harper budget was so green that I could now join his party, I thought it was pretty important to make sure people knew that while the Green Party policies are the very best, a government of Stéphane Dion as Prime Minister with us in the House of Commons, with many Greens in the House of Commons, we could deliver very good government to Canadians.”
-Elizabeth May, Adler On-Line, CJOB, 13 April 2007
Dipper Chick interjects a few facts,and a bit of humor to put everything into perspective.
This is from the Green Party website. They used terribly unflattering pictures of everyone except May and Dion. Coincidence? Highly doubtful. I’m surprised that they restrained themselves from photoshoping a green halo onto Dion.-(emphasis mine)
And believe me you,this “issue” needs a bit more of something other than this,it’s all Jack Layton’s fault nonsense.
I like you James Bow and appreciate your blog as I do,Stage Left,Jimmy Bob,and Sask boy but ya all lost me on this one.A bit over the top don’t ya think ?
Yours Sincerely Dirk Buchholz
T-minus 35 days until the only poll that counts
September 8, 2008
How dare they block the only woman leader of a federal party from participating in the upcoming leaders debate…
“This is anti-democratic, closed-door, backroom decision making by four national party leaders who are all men and five television executives – who are all men – to keep out the one woman leader of a federal party,”
Sure Mrs May,its all about you being a woman.
It has nothing to do with the fact that your Party has have yet to elect a single MP.
And as Calgary Grit points out…
They have yet to crack 5% of the vote in an election (a significant threshold in a lot of MMP countries)
Nor your very public expressions of support for the Liberals.
Least we forget that back room deal that you and the Liberals made in regards to Central Nova…
The extraordinary back-scratching between two supposedly rival leaders is unheard of in Canadian politics and could generate a backlash within both parties.
Yep how dare people misunderstand,never mind advance the “absurd” notion that perhaps the Liberals and Greens are working together.
After all its not like you haven’t made statements(and still are) that seems to imply a kind of convergence between Greens and Liberals…
“I cannot help myself!!! GOOD LUCK BRENT!!!,” writes Ms. May in response to a Liberal press release announcing Mr. Fullard’s candidacy. “You and Doug together can expose the massive incompetence of Mr. [Jim] Flaherty.”
Much to the chagrin of your own Party members…
Doug Anderson, the Green candidate in Oshawa-Whitby, sounded somewhat unsettled by Ms. May’s strong encouragement for the Liberal candidate he’s running against.
“Shall we say it was a surprise?” He said by phone, declining to comment in detail. “Politics is a strange business.”
Yes sirree,strange indeed…
T-minus 36 days until the only poll that counts