Archive for October, 2015

Conservative Attack Ads: Let the lying begin!

Posted on: October 9th, 2015 by Tom Pattillo No Comments

The Conservative Context of “truth”

Science is for nerds, and the best science is: THERE IS NO BEST SCIENCE BECAUSE ALL SCIENCE IS WRONG OR AT BEST IRRELEVANT

Examples:

Climate Change

Pipeline dangers

Marijuana danger

Niqab danger

Refugee danger

Women’s Rights danger

See daily news for a multitude of Mr. Harper’s Paranoia and Narcissism

And finally:

Justin Trudeau is clueless on the economy

Now this is equivalent to the beliefs of many other “crazy” people with one idea, that they believe, if repeated enough will somehow become true:

The earth is flat

The moon is made of cheese

Measles vaccines causes autism

Elvis is still alive

There are monsters in the closet AND under the bed

Raped women can’t get pregnant

(You think of more examples, this is a really fun exercise. Remember if you don’t know why, make it up. And truthiness is like, just the best(!) thing. The bigger the lie, the easier it is to convince people to believe it.)




Rick Mercer for Prime Minister

Posted on: October 8th, 2015 by Tom Pattillo No Comments

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2015/10/07/rick-mercer-election-video_n_8259566.html

This and many more rants.

 




CRA & KPMG: An erotic pairing of idiots and criminals. A match from the Harper mating service. Semen supplied.

Posted on: October 8th, 2015 by Tom Pattillo No Comments

Harper government partnered with industry group fighting CRA over KPMG case

Asinine Comment:

Any suggestion of an improper relationship between KPMG leaders and the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) are patently false. KPMG representatives, along with many other business, government and community leaders periodically participate in public events and group meetings with government officials, including the PMO. We have never met privately with the PM or PMO to discuss any specific client‐related matters.

Intelligent response to Asinine Comment:

“The files show KPMG, CPA Canada and another firm met with Harper, his chief of staff Ray Novak and two other aides, though the Prime Minister’s Office won’t say what was discussed except to say it was a routine stakeholder meeting.”




A wonderful example of my concerns about the strategy of the Conservative Spin Doctor

Posted on: October 8th, 2015 by Tom Pattillo No Comments

‘No election win (is) worth pitting Canadians against Canadians’: Trudeau says of niqab debate

Asinine Comment:

I see no evidence of Canadians being pitted against Canadians, all I see is immigrant wannabees who’s only purpose for coming here, seemingly, is to try bit by bit to transform Canada into the craphole that they ran away from. And that pissant, Trudeau light, would just love to help them with that…I don’t understand why this foolishness is allowed to continue.




I told you the Conservatives would get vicious. (With dashes of sleaziness, duplicity, and farce.)

Posted on: October 8th, 2015 by Tom Pattillo No Comments

Ask yourself: why do comments supportive of Conservative “idiot” questions often have bad spelling and grammar? Why? Because this makes the replies seem to be written by those average, salt-of-the-earth Canadians who do not know the facts but sure know what they “think” (or have been told are the facts). Or is it a university trained Conservative propaganda clerk following the direction of his Australian mentor? Umm. There is no truth in these responses. They are planned, paid for, edited, and approved by the Australian Spin Doctor master mind. Please don’t be fooled, Canada is a very special place (or was and hopefully will be) but Harper’s vision is . . . well it is not my vision of Canada. Is it yours?




Cornered Rat Behavior: Watch out Liberals and all Canadians: The Conservatives are being pushed into a corner.

Posted on: October 7th, 2015 by Tom Pattillo No Comments

A cornered rat hits out, bites and scratches blindly in the fury of a desperate struggle for self-preservation.

The final days of Canada’s Federal Election will be vicious.




Cronyism: Conservative hiring principle

Posted on: October 7th, 2015 by Tom Pattillo No Comments

cronyism: the appointment of friends and associates to positions of authority, without proper regard to their qualifications.

Cronyism rhymes with “phony-ism”

9 years

 




Why politicians must lie – and how selling ice-creams is like an election campaign by Warwick Smith

Posted on: October 6th, 2015 by Tom Pattillo No Comments

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/aug/27/why-politicians-must-lie-and-how-selling-ice-creams-is-like-an-election-campaign

It is a good read. Think of how it applies to Canada.




Stephen Harper’s incumbent challenge: you cannot prove your innocence by proving the guilt of others.

Posted on: October 6th, 2015 by Tom Pattillo No Comments

Stephen Harper’s incumbent challenge: you cannot prove your innocence by proving the guilt of others.

Mr. Harper can criticize, fulminate against the ideas, and patronize the promised programs put forth by the other parties.

What Mr. Harper cannot do, however, is change the history of the last 9 years, and the impact his policies and legislation has had on Canada.

OR CAN HE?

Hear Ye, Hear Ye, Hear Ye.

Gather round boys and girls, ladies and gentlemen. We have here, right before your very eyes, the newly created and manufactured, ultra sophisticated, smoke machine (similar to a fog machine but infinitely more powerful).

This smoke machine is manufactured in Australia and arrived a little over a month ago, to begin work on the Conservative campaign.

“Yes folks, it is a thing of beauty. A thing of power and influence.”

Look at these specs:

Full coverage from sea to sea to sea and the American border

No dangerous pollutants (if y0u are a rock, stone, piece of sand, or anything not alive).

Not only does it obscure all nefarious “Conservative” actions over the last 9 years, it creates a feeling of euphoria whereby all Conservative Promises are absolutely guaranteed to be implemented.

Guaranteed to cover all noxious smells including and not limited to, bullshit.

We are so, so, so lucky to have this incredible piece of election equipment.

 




“Great minds discuss ideas . . .

Posted on: October 6th, 2015 by Tom Pattillo No Comments

“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

Follow the progress of the Stephen Harper’s campaign strategy:

People: Justin is just not ready (and every other slur in that ad campaign)

People: the attack on Mulcair

People: the “Muslims”

Events: Only in as much that Mr. Australia could spin them into accoladed for Stephen and the Henchmen.

Ideas: If you have one idea that is big enough, there is no need for discussion. And aren’t we Canadians lucky, Harper’s philosophy borrowed from megalomaniacs with a mission says: “my way or the highway.”