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.”

 

 




The Delusion Solution: Put another fake shrimp on the barbie.

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

Australian recipe for Delusion Solution:

Build and ignite a big, big, big barbecue.

Promote this barbecue using every possible media.

Hire “actors” to convince the “hungry” populace of the excellent taste, nutritiousness, and just plain fantastic-ness of the “shrimp.”

Create a party atmosphere by providing free high alcohol content beer and wine, and let’er rip!

Then create a “plastic” realistic shrimp: taste, texture, smell. I mean it is incredibly life like. But with Absolutely NO nutritional value! NONE. But!

The plastic shrimp does contain the date drug (Rohypnol) and those ingesting it are VERY VERY susceptible to being manipulated into nefarious activities with no memory of their actions.

This is also known as the Bill Cosby strategy.

 




The Tipping Point: Conservative Strategy to Prevent the Tipping Point

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

Tipping Point: the point at which a series of small changes or incidents becomes significant enough to cause a larger, more important change.

If we add up the number of negative actions by Stephen Harper and his cronies over the last 9 years (or in the last 12 months) the height of the tower of negativity begins to tip over. No more actions can be added. Anyone who has played with block knows, from the clattering of falling blocks, this reality.

What to do to prevent this tipping point? Support beams? Perhaps put the tower in a deep hole narrow enough to support a significant height. (Thus leaving only a small portion of the tower of negativity in view.)

Or perhaps the Australian version of the “cloak of invisibility”. This involves, in 2015, convincing everyone there is no tower of negativity. Or building an artificial tower of positivity, coated with shiny gold paint.

Whatever the Conservative delusion solution, it is hoped the Canadian electorate will allow the tipping to happen, and the reality of Stephen Harpers artifice to be seen.




What does this mean? Who is ahead? How even is the race between Liberals and PC’s

Posted on: October 5th, 2015 by Tom Pattillo No Comments

The following table lists the results of the latest public opinion polls for the next Canada federal election.

Poll Breakdowns:NationalBritish ColumbiaPrairiesOntarioQuebecAtlantic Canada

National

 

National

LAST POLLING DAY FIRM BQ CON GRN LIB NDP MOE
2015-10-01 Innovative Research 5 29 6 31 29 n/a
2015-10-01 Nanos Research 4.3 31.9 3.9 33.5 25.9 ±2.8%
2015-09-30 Léger Marketing 6 30 6 32 26 ±2.1%
2015-09-30 Angus Reid 6 34 5 27 27 ±2.5%
2015-09-30 Nanos Research 4.8 32.8 4.1 31.7 26.1 ±2.8%
2015-09-30 Forum Research 5 34 5 27 28 ±3%
2015-09-29 Nanos Research 4.6 32.1 4.4 32.2 26.3 ±2.8%
2015-09-28 Nanos Research 4.4 32.6 4.0 31.4 27.0 ±2.8%
2015-09-28 Ipsos Reid 4 32 4 33 27 ±3.0%
2015-09-27 Nanos Research 4.2 33.0 3.6 31.6 26.9 ±2.8%
2015-09-27 Abacus Data 5 32 5 29 27 ±1.6%
2015-09-26 Nanos Research 4.0 31.5 3.7 32.5 27.6 ±2.8%
2015-09-25 Nanos Research 3.1 29.6 4.5 31.8 30.3 ±2.8%
2015-09-24 Nanos Research 2.5 28.9 4.2 32.3 31.1 ±2.8%
2015-09-24 Innovative Research 3 31 8 28 29 n/a
2015-09-23 Forum Research 4 31 4 31 28 ±3%
2015-09-23 Innovative Research 3 32 7 30 27 ±2.5%
2015-09-23 Nanos Research 2.3 30.5 3.7 31.5 30.8 ±2.8%
2015-09-23 Léger Marketing 5 31 5 31 29 ±2.1%
2015-09-22 Nanos Research 2.6 31.5 4.2 31.6 29.1 ±2.8%
2015-09-22 EKOS 4.2 35.4 7.7 26.3 24.5 ±2.0%
2015-09-21 Nanos Research 3.4 31.3 4.6 30.3 29.4 ±2.8%
2015



Let’s get seniors out of their own homes and into retirement complexes NOW! Stephen Harper

Posted on: October 4th, 2015 by Tom Pattillo No Comments

“I have instructed Post Canada to install Community Mailboxes as quickly as possible.”

“They must be installed in the summer so as to mitigate awareness of the danger they present in the winter.”

“Where possible they must be located at the bottom of steep hills so seniors will slip, slide, fall, break their hips, and die.”

“The more difficult it is to easily see the community mailboxes from homes, the better. Such placement will make it just that much more necessary to go to the boxes time and time again during the day to check for mail.”

“Ignore those who decry the litter from flyers and other unsolicited “garbage” that will and does surround the community mailboxes. If you look at the community mailboxes installed this summer, there is next to no litter.” (Note: easy to take bundles of flyers home in your arms on dry, sun drenched sidewalks . . . not so easy on ice and snow covered sidewalks.)

“The wise selection of Community Mailbox location will minimize the anger about the cessation of home postal service. The influence of the local politicians for the selection of placement must insure the community mail boxes are near residential areas with the lowest property values compared to adjacent properties. The lower property value home owners have the least influence with the politically motivated placements.”

“Financial rewards to individuals, government departments and corporations for: a) reduction of community health costs brought about by the death of home owning seniors. Bonuses if two or more die from the same house, b) Sale of the now empty houses through discounted values for those responsible for the seniors’ deaths, c) discounts to developers to destroy residential neighborhoods to build politically approved projects.”

“Make the Manager of Post Canada a member of the Canadian Senate and award him the Canada Medal.”

Thank you Mr. Harper. 

It is gratifying to know that when you retire, the 12 months of summer in your retirement villages in Hawaii and Florida, will prevent any danger as you check your mail, or your butler checks the mail, or your postal carrier delivers your mail to your door.  




Spin Doctors and their influence on “reality”.

Posted on: October 4th, 2015 by Tom Pattillo No Comments

You can fool some of the people . . . Spin Doctors take a wee bit truth (usually a basic irrelevant truth). (i.e. Everyone knows the earth is round) and then they build an edifice based on the little bit of truth to state conclusions or cast aspersions. (The earth is round therefore everything on the world is round. And therefore ideas are round. And therefore ideas being round will roll round and around and chaos will be created. And everyone knows chaos is bad. Therefore all round ideas causing chaos must corralled and controlled. And therefore ideas must be simple and easily understood with their ability to move around stopped. And new ideas that could move around and create chaos, stopped from both being created, or moving around because no one wants chaos. And because no one wants chaos, one idea must be chosen to prevent chaos. And one idea must be accepted, promoted, and lived. Any other decision brings about chaos. So, what I say is, my decision is the one best because to consider anything else creates chaos. And therefore vote for me, because I have the ONE BEST way. And my one best way takes all the work of thinking, ambiguity, considering many options and competing ideas, out of your realm of responsibility. And that make life easier. And isn’t an easy life of certainty what everyone wants? Take a little “soma”. Now that make life great. “Trust me.” With me, there will be no chaos. And you will wake up, dead. (Oh oh, wake up and dead are not mutually compatible. Therefore you will not wake up, but you will be dead.)




“Where there is smoke, there is fire?” No! NO! NO! Sometimes it is only smoke . . .

Posted on: October 4th, 2015 by Tom Pattillo No Comments

“Where there is smoke, there is fire?” No! NO! NO! Sometimes it is only smoke . . .

Spin Doctoring 101

Topic: Creating Smoke

Purpose: To show how meaningful discussion of relevant issues can be deflected by creating imaginary issues.

Objective: Using the “logic” of “there must be fire” to support the created issue.

Strategy: Create issues from what appear to legitimate concerns, but have in reality, no particular relevance to current discussions. (There is NO fire!)

Tactic (for example): “Barbaric cultural practices”. A pseudo problem, surrounded by immense amount of publicity and public service bulletin smoke. These are issues, that may on the surface seem important by have no place in the stream of relevant election debate. AND promoted with the simplistic question “Do you think this is an important issue or not?” (The old “Have you stopped beating your wife?” strategy created to remove any logical answer.)

Thus end the first lesson.




Democracy is hard.

Posted on: October 4th, 2015 by Tom Pattillo No Comments

Democracy is hard . . .

Democracy is hard work . . . 

Democracy is hard work because it requires research and deep thinking of the issue of the day . . .

Democracy is hard work because it requires research and deep thinking of the issues of the day combined with an awareness and appreciation of the past and scenarios for the future . . .

Democracy is hard work because it requires research and deep thinking of the issues of the day combined with an awareness and appreciation of the past and scenarios for the future and the willingness to change our minds based on current information, intense thinking, and the ideas and opinions of those who have different ideas and opinions . . .

Democracy is hard work because it requires research and deep thinking of the issues of the day combined with an awareness and appreciation of the past and scenarios for the future and the willingness to change our minds based on current information, intense thinking, and the ideas and opinions of those who have different ideas and opinions from ours . . .

Democracy takes guts!




Let’s make up an issue: Conservatives pledge funds, tip line to combat ‘barbaric cultural practices’

Posted on: October 2nd, 2015 by Tom Pattillo No Comments