Wednesday, December 3, 2008


Petition to Members of Parliament

The Liberals and NDP seem poised to form an alternative
government by joining forces in a coalition -- supported by the
separatist Bloc Quebecois. This unholy alliance is saying they simply
want to spend more money to stimulate the economy, but when asked for
details, they don't have an answer. Apparently they're prepared to take
the "ready, shoot, aim" approach to spending and sign blank cheques to
bail out industries in financial trouble without even knowing what will
actually help specific industries, without knowing what Barak Obama has
planned, and without working in concert with the other G-20 countries.
It's a recipe for a fiscal disaster.

More importantly, it's a democratic disaster. During the
campaign, Liberal leader Stephane Dion said he would not and could not
have a coalition with the NDP, because their policies would destroy the
economy. Apparently that principled position has now gone out the
window. Now we have the prospect of the Liberals (with 77 seats)
joining with the NDP (with 37 seats) to unseat the democratically
elected Conservatives (with 143 seats). Of course, the only way to do
that would be with the support of the separatist Bloc Quebecois, who
bring their votes to the table in exchange for their separatist agenda.
The three left-leaning parties in Parliament are willing to risk it all
in order to gain power through the back door, power that was denied to
them in a general election.

An organization called Canadians for Democracy has put
together a petition urging Members of Parliament not to change
governments without an election. Given the speed at which the
Liberal/NDP/ Bloc coalition is moving towards their goal of overthrowing
the duly elected Government of Canada without an election, the petition
should probably be addressed to the Governor General. But the coalition
is moving very quickly and I urge anyone who would oppose the potential
coalition to sign this petition:

The Petition


attention of the House to the following:

THAT in the recent federal election concluded October
14th, 2008 Canadian voters provided the Conservative Party with a clear
and strengthened mandate to lead Canada through the current global
economic crisis.

THAT the opposition are looking to impose an unstable,
unelected Liberal-NDP-separatist coalition that during said election
they promised they would not entertain, with the Liberal leader
expressly rejecting such a move as being bad for the economy.

THAT Canadians have the democratic right to choose who
will govern them and not have a surprise Prime Minister chosen through
an unseemly and undemocratic backroom deal.

THEREFORE your petitioners call upon Members of
Parliament to oppose any political arrangement that would replace Her
Majesty's democratically elected government without first consulting
Canadians in an open and democratic election.

Sign the petition at:
. It takes only a couple of minutes
and may help to save Canadian democracy.

Sincerely yours,



Science Update

Thanks to Chris Tibbs and our regular commentator, MURDOCK, for this ditty. Perhaps it will bring a smile to your face.

Governmentium: A New Metal?

Lawrence Livermore Laboratories has discovered the heaviest element yet known to science.
The new element, Governmentium (Gv), has one neutron, 25 ssistant neutrons, 88 deputy neutrons, and 198 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 312.

These 312 particles are held together by forces called morons, which are surrounded byvast quantities of lepton-like particles called peons.

Since Governmentium has no electrons, it is inert; however, it can be detected, because it
impedes every reaction with which it comes into contact. A tiny amount of Governmentium can cause a reaction that would normally take less than a second, to take
from 4 days to 4 years to complete.

Governmentium has a normal half-life of 2- 6 years. It does not decay, but instead undergoes a reorganization in which a portion of the assistant neutrons and deputy neutrons exchange places.

In fact, Governmentium's mass will actually increase over time,
since each reorganization will cause more morons to become neutrons, forming isodopes.

This characteristic of morons’ promotion leads some scientists to believe that Governmentium is formed whenever morons reach a critical concentration.

This hypothetical quantity is referred to as critical morass. When catalyzed with money,
Governmentium becomes Administratium, an element that radiates just as much energy
as Governmentium since it has half as many peons but twice as many morons.

Gordon's Party is More Fun Each Day

The Olympic Games are truly here.

Aside from the Who Can Throw the Most Cow Pies the Farthest at the Olympic Village contest, there are now two new events:

Suing the Cops at Sea and Hiring your Best Francophone Friends.

In the first instance, the RCMP have cancelled their deal with the Love Boat people to house 5000 security staff on ships. The cruise company is suing.

In the second instance, Canada's Commissioner of Official Languages (God save us!) has demanded of VANOC that it hire more bi-sexual ...oh, folk for La Grande Sport.

Only in Canada, you say? Pity

Schreiber Lives On

The Airbus/Mulroney/Schreiber file is alive and well.

It is chronicled it great dripping detail in this morning's Globe.

Read it and cackle.

The foto, right, is of Fred Doucet, Mulroney's long time friend and Chief of Staff, who after claimng he knew nothing about airplanes, will now have to explain all the letters and documents to and from him to the contrary.

Flying Low

Air Canada has locked itself into a financial hell.

This summer, Canada's favorite airline entered a fuel hedging arrangement that saw it agree to prices into the known future.

Now that crude has dropped 68%, and the rest of us are enjoying some momentary relief at the pumps, AC is still shelling out the big bucks and will continue to do so for some time.

Brilliant! More! More!


The Dope will "address the nation" sometime tonight.

Could be better than a Seinfeld re-run.


Getting Benath the Skin in Mumbai

Fabulous piece in this morning's NY Times called, "What They Hate About Mumbai."

After all that has been written in the aftermath of the attacks, this was the first article that gave me any real sense of the city.