Thursday, February 2, 2006 10:04:39 AM
No Captain wants to command a sunken ship. Belinda crossed to board the Titanic and it sank but be darned if she didn't claw aboard a lifeboat. Now will that bit of luck ever make it to shore?
Brian Tobin is a contender, but the ship has to be salvaged first. [Ooops, scratch Tobin]
Renewal of the Liberal Party?
First, the question of facing the courts. A minimum of 10 $billion of our money has been syphoned off. Liberals should pay fair penalties for that.
Starving health care and education to create a surplus does not imply the right to stuff pockets with some of that budget surplus.
34 $million in debt and who knows how much in penalties and fines that may also become due.
Re-think for Liberals: Liberals are infested with crooks. The crooks must be seen to walk the plank, otherwise one can not expect to regain Canadian voter respect.
Liberal popularity is still spiraling downward and that will continue as the public learns of the full list of rip - offs.
List of 218 *Low Points*, Toronto Sun by Linda Williams
Different list of 200+
Canadians were aware of Adscam and a scam here and there. Wait for the backlash when they learn about the much wider scope of fraud these lists represent.
When the MSM*s fear Harper trick is better understood, there should be a backlash there also.
Rocky roads ahead for Liberals. TG
Thursday, December 15, 2005 4:45:29 PM
You may have seen it before, but
A political man named Paul bought a donkey from an old farmer for $100.00. The
farmer agreed to deliver the donkey the next day. When the farmer drove up
the next day, he said, *Sorry son, but I have some bad news...the donkey is
on my truck, but he's dead.*
Paul replied, *Well then, just give me my money back.*
The farmer said, *I Can't do that. I went and spent it
already.* Paul said, *OK then, just unload the donkey anyway*. The farmer
asked, *What are ya gonna do with him?* Paul said, *I'm going to raffle him
off.* To which the farmer exclaimed, *You can't raffle off a dead donkey!*
But Paul, with a big smile on his face, said, *Sure I can. Watch me. I
just won't tell anybody that he's dead.*
A month later the farmer met up with Paul and asked, *What happened with
that dead donkey?* Paul said, *I raffled him off. I sold 500 tickets at
two dollars a piece and made a profit of $698.00.* Totally amazed, the
farmer asked, *Didn't anyone complain that you had stolen their money
because you lied about the donkey being dead?* And Paul replied, *The only
guy who found out about the donkey being dead was the raffle winner, when
he came to claim his prize. So I gave him his $2 back plus $200 extra,
which is double the going value of a donkey, so he thought I was a great
Paul grew up and eventually became the Prime Minister of Canada, and
no matter how many times he lied or how much money he stole from Canadian
voters, as long as he gave them back some of the stolen money, most of them
thought he was a great guy.Paul’s Scamshttp://bendGovernment.blogspot.com
Sunday, November 13, 2005 7:41:25 AM
Dragnet, Here are the facts, just the facts, nothing but the facts: You can hang them out to dry with this stuff. This ex-cop is now a security and public speaking consultant. His professional reputation is on the line, so I suspect most of this is gold.
Thursday, November 10, 2005 8:23:44 AM
Lafleur of Lafleur Communications with 15 million to blow
= A November 2nd story in http://CanadaFreePress.com/2005/cover/110205.htm =
In Costa Rica, almost everyone (extarnjeros) who is foreign or has money puts their property (real and personal) in Sociedad Anonimo…or SA…corporation. Lafleur’s car is in a corporation."
According to his neighbours, Lafleur "apparently owns a finca (ranch) in the Guanacaste area of the Pacific Coast in this country. "
"We are not sure and it is almost impossible to check (due to the variety of ways a person can hide things here), but we feel he has a house in Puntarenas as well."
The only time neighbours get a break from the eternal party boy who moved into their midst is when he is traveling abroad,
He has been missing from action for the past month and is said to have been in San Andres Island, Brazil.
But just like The Terminator, Lafleur and friend Larry will be back.
An unwelcome prospect for sleep-deprived neighbours, some of whom have been woken up by Lafleur and Larry in person, when they get their floors mixed up.
"He (Lafleur) is one of the rudest, most inconsiderate people on the face of this planet. He and his boyfriends party and drink seven days a week, with no concern or consideration for others."
It’s ditto as far as building management and guards are concerned.
Guards are tired of hauling cartons of empty liquor bottles away.
Building management has referred to Lafleur’s conduct as "scandalous".
Make that a scandalous party boy with $15-million of Canadian taxpayers money to throw around.
Canada Free Press founding editor Judi McLeod is an award-winning journalist with 30 years experience in the media. A former Toronto Sun and Kingston Whig Standard columnist, she has also appeared on Newsmax.com, the Drudge Report, Foxnews.com, and World Net Daily. Judi can be reached at: email@example.com
Sunday, October 23, 2005 6:50:05 PM
$40 millions worth
Not required, I say!
Layer upon layer of whitewash and little mention of bonuses. Large, rich satisfying bonuses that have a tendency to buy loyalty to the Librano Party who hands them out.
Add that to the fact that if you are honest and stick your neck out to mention that, *Pssst, hey, there are two guys packing bags of money into a van at our back door*, and you get sacked, losing your job and the bonuses for your trouble, it's no wonder they can get away with so much.
About twelve years ago, Allan Cutler did that and yes, he was shifted sideways, then sacked because Whistle-Blower Protection law was without any [teeth] at the time.
Proper WB law, [Bill C-11] would have saved us billions, not just millions.
The Auditor General was aware of Cutler's declarations, yet it was 12 years before Sheila Fraser said anything.
And you think Fraser is our one hero in Ottawa? Remember those bonuses. Do they buy performance or silence?
Sheila had no choice but to announce Sponsorship problems. It was leaking out all over Ottawa anyway. It was more a question of timing. Announce Adscam and look like you are protecting the taxpayer’s interest.
What a capital, Ottawa city, inside joke that was. These people are manipulative foxes in the hen house. That is to say, many liberal bosses are extremely intelligent.
Dingwall is a perfect example. With rattlesnake coolness he overturns arguments about his excessive expense account spending.
It looks as though he will not only get the half million severance he does not deserve, but the doors are open for him to launch a multi-million lawsuit against us, because he was challenged in an half-cocked manner.
It will require careful preparation to dislodge these Libranos, They are a worthy enemy because some are VERY smart. TG
Wednesday, October 19, 2005 6:37:20 AM
An interesting & Intelligent view
Comment by PineKnot on SDA today
I honestly feel sorry for you Canadians. I'm a retired U.S. Naval Officer. I always thought the parliamentary system of government was slightly superior to ours, ie., the majority party got to govern, and, on a vote of no confidence, parliament got dissolved, and
elections gave the people a chance to 'throw the bums out'.
Reading this and other Canadian blogs the past few months, after Captain's Quarters got me hooked on your problems, has caused me to change my mind. You certainly need a written Constitution, and all your governmental officials in the Parliament need to be required to stand for election, on a regular basis.
How did your country get to be such a mess? I admired the Canadian Navy Officers I spent time with (on a U.S. Carrier), back in the late 60's. They seemed to be very professional, sensible people, and I based my opinion of Canadians on my observations of them, and the ex-pat Canadians I met while stationed in California in the 70's.
Maybe, you all need to demand a do-over, and get it right this time.
Posted by PineKnot at October 18, 2005 08:19 PM
My humble attempt to suggest something of an answer.
Your first paragraph suggests that you always thought that on a vote of non confidence, parliament got dissolved, and elections gave the people a chance to *throw the bums out*.
In your first few lines, you have zeroed in, knowingly or unknowingly, on the exact crux of where things snapped. The precise moment of where our system, as you correctly understand it, was allowed, by unaware or unknowing Canadians, to go completely off the tracks. Canadians were on holiday or at the beach then.
The moment you allude to, * vote of non-confidence and dissolution of parliament*
Came about when Ms Belinda Stronach, CPC member, crossed the floor of the house and became both a Liberal Party member and a Minister of Industrial Human Relations in the Liberal government without having been voted to that post by a Liberal majority or by the Canadian people.
This moment; the moment when the spirit and purpose of the Non-confidence vote was so clearly trampled upon by obvious vote buying, is when the Governor General of Canada, Ms. Clarkson was, [my term: criminally remiss], in her sworn duty to dissolve parliament and call an election.
Ms Stronach has a vested interest in dozens of scattered Magna auto parts manufacturing plants where there is a concerted effort to convert long time employees to part time status so the employer is free from pension, and employee benefit obligations. The ministry that Prime Minister, Paul Martin handed over to Ms Belinda Stronach is the very ministry that decides legislation on those employment conditions.
There was a second opportunity and obligation for Governor General Clarkson to dissolve the house. That was when the Grewall tapes were proven by experts to be authentic and admissible proof of influence pedaling and vote-buying.
Once again Ms. Clarkson failed to carry out her sworn duty and obligation to Canadians.
The most lucrative advertising account to Canada’s Main Stream Media is the Liberal Government. This is obviously part of the reason the Canadian public was not properly alerted to this miscarriage of justice.
Also, these matters took place during the summer holiday when weather was warm and most Canadians were at the beach and in no mood for the *dirty and tiresome*, business of politics.
Your views, Sir Pine Knot, where exactly correct, but like most Canadians, time did not allow you to follow events from moment to moment and so there were pivotal moments missed, making a logical asessment difficult.
This may shed some light on what went wrong. Discussion of working towards solutions from this point involve Whistle-Blower Protection law, Bill C-11, but will be saved for another time. 73s TG
Sunday, October 16, 2005 10:45:38 PM
Whistle Blower Protection needed
by TonyGuitar @ 10/17/05 - 00:32:47
Whistle-Blower protecion law would have prevented all this grief, just as it reaches into every corner of Canada. Cases like the the 133 Child Protection workers short staffing in Nova Scotia was exposed. Poor kids, poor overworked case workers.
THE CITIZEN Latest News
Scandal shatters confidence in PS poll: Dismay reflected by sagging morale in Public Service, union says
The Ottawa Citizen
October 16, 2005
CREDIT: JULIE OLIVER, CANWEST NEWS SERVICE
Allan Cutler, who was the first whistle-blower on the sponsorship scandal, says he was asked to prepare and award contracts in circumstances that he considered questionable or improper.
A new poll signals the sponsorship scandal has left deep scars in Ottawa, the heart of the federal public service. It shows a widespread lack of confidence about the way taxpayer dollars are managed and a reputation so battered that nearly one in five public servants say they have little or no self-respect.
The Decima survey of 400 adults conducted for the Citizen prompted strong reaction from union leaders.
Nycole Turmel called the results a "very bad, very sad" reflection of years of workforce turmoil topped by the scandal by a few that has demoralized many. "The vast majority are trying to do their best with the tools they have."
Michele Demers said it was "grossly unfair" for people to lump all public servants together. After all, the brave whistleblower who led authorities to uncover the sponsorship scandal at Public Works was a public servant: Allan Cutler.
She said it's no wonder some public servants are down on themselves. "You're being bashed and bashed and bashed and you start believing the negative comments."
== Scroll back through C-11 posts on http://BendGovt.blog.ca ==TG
Who would have guessed that good W-B C-11 law could have prevented
this deep malaise in Ottawa's & Hull's thousands of public servants.
Thank you Jeep, for getting me around so well. The only problem was a intermittant spark plug. A strange problem for about two months. Champion, smarten up.