August 05, 2005

Poll and Fiscal Responsibility, Fun & Free Lunch -- & More

Voter support for federal parties is holding steady, with the Liberals maintaining a slim lead over the opposition -- Paul Martin's support has declined steadily over the year, while Stephen Harper's support is inching upward. July 28, 05

Liberal party support has gone down from 39% in April 2004 to 34% in June-July 2005 while Conservative support has risen.

As best choice for Prime Minister, Paul Martin's rating has gone down 9% (41 % to 32%) while Stephen Harper's has gone up.

The percentage of Canadians who approve of the job being done by Prime Minister Paul Martin has continued its steady year long decline and now stands at an all-time low of 41 percent. Over half of Canadians (56%) now disapprove of Paul Martin.

Check the site for tables of information.

What I find unfathomable is that Jack Layton's support has risen -- the Jack who would give away the store for votes, a true friend of Paul. Do Canadians really believe that they can get something for nothing? That the bills for everything Jack would like to give away won't come in? Every parent whose child wants . . . and wants . . . and wants . . . faces the hard decision in the best interests of the family's staying financially viable to say NO. My assessment of why this is, is that if you raise a generation to expect something for nothing, that anything is 'FREE!!!', you can expect this utter stupidity. What a dumbing down of society. Governments have increased the gambling component in society and the advertising for gambling and the idea of easy reward, easy money, chance are touted as "fun". What is the end result?

Every NDP government which has run a province has driven it deeper and deeper in debt, but so have the federal Liberal governments and provincial governments. Politicians are afraid to say no for fear of losing votes.

Of course, what can you expect of a society like Canada's? Think of this. If a country allows vast numbers, proportionately, of immigrants, refugees, and particularly, undocumented aliens to enter the country, provide them with medicare, welfare and other perqs they have not earned, what does it teach them? What does it tell undocumented aliens who are allowed to enter Canada, let loose to roam through our society and given the same perqs as if they had entered legally? Then, since, overwhelmingly, they settle in the most urbanized areas such as Toronto, they vote for more of the same and urge their relatives and friends to come for the handouts. They, in turn settle in the urban areas and voila! -- Liberal voters.

Canadians have been gulled. Their governments simply play on the idea of "free" whether it is daycare, public housing, medicare or something else . . . all to garner votes. When are people going to grow up, fiscally? There is no free lunch.

Or is there?

Magna Entertainment to keep core assets July 25, 2005, CP

TORONTO — Magna Entertainment Corp. will hang on to the major gambling properties it believes have the most potential to generate earnings and will look to auction off others in a strategy to achieve profitability.

The horse racetrack operator said Monday it has identified five key properties in which it intends to invest heavily. [. . . . ]

Hodgson said the company will also “aggressively pursue alternative gaming opportunities” such as slot machines and satellite distribution of races at Remington Park in Oklahoma, the Meadows in Pennsylvania and Gulfstream as well as “others over the next two to three years.” [. . . . ]

Search: The favoured five , spinoffs of Frank Stronach's Magna International , HorseRacing TV cable network , the Racetrack Television Network , Magna Racino track

U.S. Supreme Court nomination fight reveals shortcomings in our system Paul Jackson

"I will put competent judges on the bench who will strictly interpret the Constitution and will not legislate or use the bench to write social policy"

-- U.S. President George W. Bush

[. . . . ] Coincidentally, the quote above is precisely the antithesis of what the Liberal hierarchy in our own country expect from our justices -- they actually do want them to circumvent Parliament and our elected representatives and legislate from the bench.

It's a mockery.

Scroll down for "WHERE IS THE OUTRAGE?"

Appointments to the Senate
Prime Minister announces appointments to the Senate
NEWS RELEASEAugust 2, 2005

Prime Minister Paul Martin announced today that Her Excellency the Governor General has agreed to summon Andrée Champagne of Quebec, Dennis Dawson of Quebec, Hugh Segal of Ontario, Larry W. Campbell of British Columbia and Rod Zimmer of Manitoba to the Senate. [. . . . ]

Paulie is obviously trying to revive the Quebec-based, Quebec-guided, centre of Canada, Red portion of the Tories. If he succeeds, he need not worry about the West. . . . until they decide they have had enough, and do something Quebec has been threatening to do. PM skipped over that part of the West which is conservative, I notice. That man is a disgrace to politics; he is so blatant.

Air America and the race hustlers Michelle Malkin, Aug. 3, 05

[. . . . ] If a conservative radio network had been entangled in a scam to steal from black children to line the pockets of wealthy white con artists, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton would already be staging hunger strikes in protest. But both have hefty political and financial stakes in Air America's success -- and the big mouths aren't about to badmouth their friends.

Air America's flagship New York City station is housed on Park Avenue at WLIB-AM, owned by Inner City Broadcasting. The company shunted aside its black-themed talk format at WLIB to accommodate Air America. [. . . . ]

Dafydd: Imminent Domain

Topic: Margolis on Trudeau rosemarie59, 8/03/2005 08:18:20, CNEWS

"Pierre Elliott Trudeau asked Cuban Communist dictator Fidel Castro be a honourary pallbearer at his funeral. Castro -- the man who turned his nation into a slave state, and tried to sneak Soviet nuclear missiles aimed at the U.S. and Canada into his island fortress -- obliged.

"But then, why not?

"Trudeau also idolized Chinese Communist dictator Mao Tse-tung -- who slaughtered 20 million men, women and children -- and backed the Soviet Union against the U.S. as he ignored the plight of 200 million people in the vassal states of Eastern Europe. . . .

" Sadly, the greatest toy given him was our own nation, which he also squandered. [. . . . ]

$576 billion national debt is Trudeau's real legacy: Eric Margolis, Toronto Sun, October 8, 2000

TROC has the memory of an elephant.


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