Saturday, August 02, 2008

Out of Retirement for GLOBAL WARMING

Written by Brian Lemon
This from the people who brought you the Tainted Blood Scandal
The report forecasts more frequent heat waves will increase the number of heat-related illnesses and deaths and lead to more respiratory and cardiovascular disorders.
Habitual bouts of extreme weather – such as droughts, violent storms, heat waves and cold snaps – are expected to carry a higher risk of injuries, illnesses and stress-related disorders.
Air pollution, including higher levels of ground-level ozone and increased production of pollens and spores, will exacerbate asthma symptoms and allergies. The report says poor air quality will also lead to more heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular diseases.
Outbreaks of E. coli, typhoid and other water-borne pathogens are also expected as drinking and recreational water is contaminated by run-off from heavy rainfall.
And the report predicts new infectious diseases – and a comeback of others previously eradicated in Canada – will crop up across the country.

....(Continued on Canadian Blue Lemons)

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

$3.6 Million: What's There To "Think" About?

Written by Raphael Alexander
I can't understand some people who win the lottery and then say "it won't change" their lives. Or they're going to keep their old job. Or they're going to take it to Vegas [???] and gamble with it. Or give it all to charity.
....(Continued on Unambiguously Ambidextrous)

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Unamig News That Didn't Make The Cut

Written by Raphael Alexander
There are a lot of articles I read on the internet looking for interesting topics to write about, or just something that tickles my fancy. Anyway, here are a few articles that didn't make the cut, but get honourable mentions for their dishonourable content:
....(Continued on Unambiguously Ambidextrous)

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Update: The Reform Party of Ontario responds

Written by Q
So, after I recieved the e-mail in the last post, I e-mailed these guys to ask:

1) How they got my e-mail, as I'm always curious as to who is selling which Party lists and

2) Who the heck this person was, given there was no name at the end of the e-mail from the Reform Party of Ontario.

I told them if I didn't hear a response, which I usually don't when I make this kind of inquiry when I get a mass political e-mail, that they are basically the same as everyone else.

Here's the response:
....(Continued on The Conservative Hipster)

Friday, April 04, 2008

Novelty Is For Party Favours

Written by B-Double
I've noticed Q's musings on who McCain should choose as his VP running mate in the lead-up to the U.S. Presidential Election in November. I'm not convinced he really needs to counter a "novelty factor" in the first place.

No question: Obama is a novelty in American politics. He "speaks well" (as Joe Biden infamously mentioned), he has poise and presents a vision (albeit a little light on the details) for the country. Oh, and he's black. Now, I don't think being black is the novelty in and of itself. Its that he is a black candidate who hasn't made being black a cornerstone of his campaign. He's a junior senator who happens to be black.

On the other hand, Senator Hillary Clinton is the first serious female candidate and a former first lady. Interesting background, to be sure. But that's where the novelty stops for her. As far as being a Senator, Washington Insider, or whatever other moniker you'd like to give her, she is as status quo as it gets in terms of past presidential candidates.

Now, it should be mentioned that this "novelty" can be just as much of a drag on their electability. There are - sadly - many, many voters who would never vote for a woman or a black man. I believe in the reverse Bradley factor: people say they will vote for a black person to a pollster, but when it comes down to it, they won't. Same goes for a female. That's just the way it is. And that drag is even more difficult than the "O Factor" to measure.

Now to McCain: I believe that U.S. voters take the job of electing a President very seriously. Especially in a time of war for their country and an extremely volatile global political climate, slow down in the economy and a deficit spinning out of control, the next President is facing some serious challenges from Day One. Everything I've read, listened to and watched over the past year tells me that the average American voter understands this.

McCain needs to address the concerns and desires of the American people, not counter some hyped-up ticket on the Democratic side. What are those desires? Obviously, change. But what does "change" mean? A change from what?
....(Continued on The Conservative Hipsters)

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Stating the Obvious?

Written by Jason
For two years now, the Transportation Safety Board has investigated the crash of a ferry off the coast of British Columbia. In their report, the TSB can only say the two crew members on board were engaged in a conversation of a personal nature during the 14 minutes between the time they should have changed course and when they crashed.

A brief look at some other facts:
  • The two crew members had just ended a personal relationship.
  • The crash occured at night.
  • The navigation equipment displays were dimmed
  • The audible alarms of the navigation system were muted.
....(Continued on Political Pariah)

Friday, February 01, 2008

Salman Hossain: your local Islamonazi

Written by Shlemazl
He lives within a few miles from us. He thinks that Jews should be killed. He is not shy to declare it [source].

Why is he not in prison? Is incitement against Jews and Canadian soldiers legal? Do certain citizens not deserve protection? What actions should we take to protect our families?
....(Continued on Shemazl)

Thursday, January 31, 2008

God, I Hope Our Next Prime Minister Is Named "Obsidian-Angel"

Written by Fortitudine

A fun article about baby names in Alberta last year. Apparently, Eva and Ethan were the most popular Albertan baby names of 2007.

Full article at the link:

EDMONTON - After King Ralph and Honest Ed, could there be a Premier Ethan in Alberta's future?

For the seventh year in a row, Ethan was the most popular name for baby boys born in the province in 2007, and was chosen by 373 families. Ava was the pick for girls for the second year running, but officials with Vital Statistics say a change is on its way.
....(Continued on The Canadian Republic)

Friday, December 28, 2007

PETA - As a Chicken Thinketh . . .

Written by Brian Lemon
PETA's Vice President Bruce Friedrich, cheerfully admits that he and his colleagues ultimately want the world to swear off meat. "But we're realistic," he says. "Nobody thinks were going to have animal liberation tomorrow. So it's all about the Golden Rule: If I were in the chicken's place, what would I want?"
....(Continued on Canadian Blue Lemons)

Friday, November 30, 2007

Syria: Moonbat Paradise

Written by Shlemazl
n the good old days moonbats used to put their money were their mouth was. An odd commi would uproot his family and leave the west for good old USSR. Invariably they were taught a good lesson, always at a price.

These days moonbats ain't so keen to check out all those lovely places they love so much. I noticed that very few Bush-hating fans of Ahmedinejad buy a one-way ticket to Iran or Syria. Shame.
....(Continued on Shemazl)

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

This Is SERIOUSLY not cool....

Written by B-Double
I definitely don't watch "Keeping up with the Kardashians", and I'm glad I don't or eles I would have thrown my TV out after watching this. The real spectacle is right around the :50 sec mark. How did it become OK for a teenage girl (like 12 or 13) to be swinging around on a stripper poll? And from her "abilities" on that thing, I get the feeling this isn't her first visit on the ol' poll. Yeah, I get all the pussycat dolls/empowering women etc, etc, blah blah but this is not empowering for a young teenage girl.
....(Continued on The Conservative Hipsters)

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Evening Blue Lemons Report - Sept 13

Written by Brian Lemon
Paul "The Shill" Hunter sitting in for Newman again. Not in the foyer, looks like he's somewhere in the bowels (which is fitting) of CBC on Front St.
Chuck Strahl gets all A's in defending Canada's no vote on useless UN Aboriginal Declaration. Paul Hunter a younger, milder but no more interesting, and less savvy gab baffler than Newman, said, "but it has no legal power, why not just sign it to get in the spirit?"
My flabber was ghasted...
....(Continued on Canadian Blue Lemons)

Friday, August 31, 2007


Written by Nicol DuMoulin
I like that this is being announced just before TIFF.

The plot has just thickened in the Canadian film business.

Robert Lantos, Canada's only real movie tycoon, yesterday came riding back into the distribution business.
Suddenly the turf of independent Canadian distributors is getting to be a crowded, confusing field.

Lantos announced two new companies, Maximum Films International and Maximum Film Distribution, sending a clear signal that he is going into competition with the dominant Canadian film distributor he helped create.
....(Continued on The War Room)

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Looking for a Few Good.......

This blog has slowed down a little so if anyone would like to contribute and help out at "Tories in Toronto", please email the blog and instructions will be sent as you can help out.

Friday, June 08, 2007

President of the OPG: Don't believe anything you read

Written by Canadi-anna
Harper has been warned.

Warren Kinsella writes today about the ongoing feud between the press and Stephen Harper, wherein Harper has limited access and put restrictions on questioning. Kinsella notes that it isn't just The Toronto Star sniping, but guys like Don Martin of the right-leaning National Post who are fed up with Harper's 'disdain' for the press. He quotes Richard Brennan, new president of the Ottawa Press Gallery, as saying:

"There's not a lot we can do, except push back, and that's what he is going to find," said Brennan. "We are pushing back."

gives all rounds up to this point to Harper, saying that "the Prime Minister has beaten the national media at every turn. They have been forced to play the game by his rules." But goes on to say:
....(Continued on Canadianna's Place)

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Sunday, May 27, 2007


Written by Nicol DuMoulin
Men claiming to be Christians or under the auspices of the Catholic Church have done many things over the past that Christ would not have approved of. Many of them have been acknowledged and rightly apologized for (the Inquisition, the Crusades), while many (also the Inquisition, the Crusades) have been overstated grossly by detractors (academics, Marxists, feminists, etc.) in order to portray the faith in a more unfavourable light.
....(Continued on The War Room)

Saturday, April 28, 2007

The Birth of the Corporate “Green” Lobby

Written by Zednik

I had a wonderful conversation with friends this past week on the great Global Warming debate. I have done what I can to understand both sides of the argument but the reality is there are not two sides, there are about two thousand.

Some people telling me that Global Warming is caused by mankind, I have others saying Global Warming is happening but it has little to do with Man, and then another group insisting that Global Warming does not exist because Earth has natural warming and cooling cycles and how can the Global Warming crowd be so sure when we have only had monitoring equipment to gauge this sort of thing for the last 40 years and on it goes…

....(Continued on A View From the Right)

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Sunday, March 25, 2007

Question Period Points for March 25

Written by Brian Lemon
Blinky Oliver's Question: "Is there any good news for Stephane Dion in the polls in Quebec?"
Jean Lapierre, former BQ and Liberal MP
(paraphrased): "I have visited 63 ridings in Quebec during this campaign and all those seats in the province that are going to the ADQ are available to Stephen Harper. . . If I were him I would pull the plug as soon as possible. . . The Liberals are unlikely to win seats outside of Montreal."
"Stephen Harper kept his word on Fiscal Imbalance and this has been noticed by Quebecers. They say he is a man of his word. He respects the separation of powers between province and fedal governments."
....(Continued on Canadian Blue Lemons)

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Monday, February 12, 2007

Reading In

Written by Canadi-anna
Today Andrew Coyne gives us a history lesson. His purpose seems to be to defend the Charter against critics who see it as not rooted in Canadian history. Most of what he says I wouldn't challenge because I'm not a historian or a scholar. But when he comes to the end of his piece, he says:

Has that expanded the powers of the courts?(. . . ) A happier example was the "persons case," an important advance for women's rights achieved by the simple expedient of redefining who was included in the category of "persons" eligible for Senate appointments under section 24 of the BNA Act. Today we would call that "reading in."

Coyne is arguing that a decision to recognize women as persons for the purpose of Section 24 of the BNA Act, is analogous to the Supreme Court's decision add a new category of subgroup in need of protections listed in Section 15 of the Charter. But I don't think the argument holds up.
....(Continued on Canadianna's Place)

Thursday, January 11, 2007

My Faith...

Written by Q not shaken.

Those who read my blog somewhat regularly will know that I am a faithful church-goer.

Those who read between the lines on my blog, know full well I only go to make my wife happy.

I don't like to follow any doctrine religiously (sorry, couldn't resist) and I think that those who profess to follow Jesus' teachings haven't actually read them.

As far as my limited experience with the teachings of Christ (be him the son of god or just a really nice guy) lead me to believe essentially "live and let live." A sensible doctrine that most of us (especially those of us in politics) tend to forget.
....(Continued on The Conservative Hipster)

Wednesday, December 20, 2006 Outpaces Toronto Star

Written by TrustOnlyMulder
n 2006, this blog hired no one. But we also did not have to restructure and lay off anyone either.

(disclosure: we are not a company and their is only one person who blogs here…me. I am the marketing department, the news department, the sports department, the editorial department, the financial department, etc.)

But TorStar Corporation, the parent company of the Toronto Star newspaper, announced they would be restructuring and laying off about 85 employees. The cause, according to local radio, was lower revenues from advertising.
....(Continued on Officially Screwed)

Friday, December 08, 2006

Reprint: Do Prisoners Need a Raise?

Written by Canadian Patriot
11/29/06: As per usual, I was listening to the John Oakley show on AM 640 Toronto during this morning's commute, and Harry Kopyto came on the program.

If you are not familiar with Harry Kopyto, allow me to introduce you. Harry is self described Marxist/Leninist, who at one time was a fully licensed Toronto lawyer until such time that he was disbarred by the Law Society of Ontario. Recently Mr. Kopyto was in headlines in Toronto for being kicked out of a provincial court room for committing a fashion faux pas.
....(Continued on Defend Canada)

Saturday, December 02, 2006

A Promise is a Promise is a Promise.....

Written by Zednik
The Conservatives will follow through with their election promise to revisit same-sex marriage, with debate expected to begin as early as next week.

Source it.

Already we have backlash.
A definition is changed after standing on its own two feet for thousands of years in a vote that saw the NDP have to kick an MP to the curb for not voting along the party line, and where the Ministers of the Government had to vote with the then Prime Minister, and less then half the population is content to let this issue just rest, and have refered to Prime Minister Harper as a "Neo Con" for opening the floor to debate.
....(Continued on A View From the Right)

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

The End is Near?

Written by Jason
I may not believe in global warming, but I do believe that environmental groups manufacture "threats" to our environment to raise money from scared little old grannies. Environmental organizations are only interested in making money and will not think twice about lending their name in support of an initiative if there is enough money involved.
....(Continued on Political Pariah)

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Tories in Toronto Announcement

This is to state that the current Tories in Toronto website can be accessed via the address below as well as the traditional address. I will try to put up a link or a reminder but for the meantime, here it is.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Expo Bid Still Dead, Finally

Written by Tor Poli
David Miller just a while ago announced that the Expo Bid was dead. Finally.
The reportage for the last day or so reminded me of Francisco Franco or a Monty Python skit, "But I'm Not Dead Yet!!"
Of course, Miller firmly placed the blame at the feet of the Federal and Provincial Governments for not coming up with the cash. A while ago John Lorinc described Miller as Lobbyist in Chief.
If that's his job we should stop paying his retainer.
Nothing is this guys fault - it's always the feds the province or the yanks.
And at the same time he's asking for more money, he's bragging about what he has already gotten, and insulting them for being cheap.
....(Continued on Toronto Politics)

Friday, October 20, 2006

Political Heckling

Written by Jason
At what point did heckles in the House of Commons become an issue worthy of headlines in the national media?

At the moment, I am watching CTV's Mike Duffy Live with Gloria Galloway with a grime look on her face saying that Peter Mackay should apologize for a comment he made off-camera to another MP during Question Period. Yes, he may have inferred that Belinda Stronach is a bitch. Who cares? Gloria Galloway!
....(Continued on Political Pariah)

Sunday, October 01, 2006

True religion

Written by r a
The latest outbreak of Muslim rage (in response to the Pope’s remarks, that is, in case there has been another one between the time of writing and posting this) is exactly as unedifying as all the others that preceded it. But it has turned up the heat a bit on the simmering discussion about the true nature of Islam. One side is the somewhat politically incorrect view that Islam is aggressive by nature, expressed for example, by Samuel Huntington’s (in)famous observation that “Islam has bloody borders.” And certainly the list of conflicts all over the world in which Muslims make up one (or more) sides is long enough: Afghanistan, Chechnya, Darfur, Iraq, Kashmir, Lebanon, Nigeria, Palestine, the Philippines, Somalia, southern Thailand; to which can be added the recent, atrocity-filled Algerian civil war, the Iran-Iraq war and the invasion of Kuwait. Plus 9-11 and the global campaign of terror against infidels. (For more details, see here ). Emperor Manuel II Paleologus, if not Benedict XVI himself, would presumably see this as a vindication of his critical opinions. Controversialists like Mark Steyn are likewise of the mind that Islam is warlike at heart:
....(Continued on My Conservative Dreamworld)

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Car Free Day?

Written by Tor Poli
Seemed more like brain free day to me...
So Miller's Marxists closed down a single block of Yonge St. today and termed it a huge success. The Blond Bumshell himself explained that people love the city without cars and that next year would be bigger and better.
Meanwhile, minion Adam Giambrone declared that it was not the size of the event but just that it occurred that mattered.
....(Continued on Toronto Politics)

Monday, September 04, 2006

Out to lunch with Jack Layton

Written by Chris Dainton
"Withdrawal should begin as soon as possible — working with our international partners to ensure a safe and smooth transition — but with a view to having it complete by February 2007," Layton said, calling Afghanistan the wrong mission for Canada.

Hey, pal. You got a second? Would you mind holding this mission for me? Ahhhh...that's better. Alright, hang onto that for a second. I'll just be out for a coffee.

"Canada can then focus on building a made-in-Canada foreign policy that moves us towards reclaiming Canada's place in the world. One that is clear, comprehensive and balanced," he said.

...and what could be more clearly Canadian than a comprehensive plan that is only comprehensive inasmuch as it suggests that a clear, balanced plan will eventually follow.
....(Continued on DaintOnline)

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Trudeau the Younger Shows Marxism While Praising Fidel

Written by Brian Lemon
Sasha Trudeau has made a film praising the Palestinians while slamming Israelis, now he compares Castro to Mandela... Puhleeze...

He lives to learn and to put his knowledge in the service of the revolution. For Fidel, revolution is really a work of reason. In his view, revolution, when rigorously adopted, cannot fail to lead humanity towards ever greater justice, towards an ever more perfect social order. [...]
With the possible exception of Nelson Mandela, already well into retirement, Fidel is the last of the global patriarchs. Reason, revolution and virtue are becoming more and more distant and abstract concepts. We will perhaps never see another patriarch.
....(Continued on Canadian Blue Lemons)

Monday, July 24, 2006

Giving credit where credit is due

Written by Jason
Okay, I admit when I first learned of the PM's intention to fly to Cyprus to pick up Canadian evacuees - I thought the Prime Minister was off his rocker. So many things could have gone horribly wrong with devastating political consequences, but the big guy pulled it off.

All in all, it was a spectatular decision on his part. Why on earth would they fly our military airbus to Canada - when it is already in the region - only to drop off the PM and fly back empty to pick up evacuees? It was a brilliant move and it's resonating with Canadians, because, after all, actions speak louder than words.
....(Continued on Political Pariah)

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Of Moscoe, Grimes and Kinnear

Written by Tor Poli
It's not surprising that Howard Moscoe, survived a vote of the TTC yesterday to remove him for gross incompetence and meddling in day-to-day affairs. He's the bumbly, stumbly loved uncle of all of Toronto Council's socialist caucus. For this pack of marxists (google Paula Fletcher some time) to lose Howard would be akin to the Simpsons losing Homer.
....(Continued on Toronto Politics)