Wednesday, August 27, 2008

If I wanted your opinion ... actually, that ain't gonna happen.


Uniformly-respected blogger Bow James Bow is being just adorably optimistic:

Harper, in passing this legislation, sets the precedent. If he disobeys the spirit of his own law, it becomes a law that isn’t worth respecting, and the “achievement” has to come off of any list of Harper Accomplishments for that list to remain credible.

And just what does Stephen Harper adoring groupie and comfort girl Sandy Crux think of that?


Josef Goebbels Stephen Taylor must be so proud.

17 comments:

liberal supporter said...

I guess her Ph.D. major isn't in any kind of intellectual property Law.

Kelseigh said...

Her professors must be so proud.

CC said...

I actually have this image of one of her doctoral thesis committee members, found hanging in the basement with a suicide note that reads, "God in Heaven, what have I done!?"

Or something like that.

Red Tory said...

Holy crap, that's funny. Her dopey list of "accomplishments" is copyrighted and only Conservatives can use it. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!
Just when you think that fatuous old ninny couldn't get any more absurd.

Lore_Weaver said...

Wasn't Joseph Goebbels a "Socialist"? Or are you referring to Goebbels being a propagandist? I think you'll find there's a difference between 'propagandist' and 'partisan pundit'.

I wouldn't expect you to understand the nuance though. What with the "cynic" part of your title! *giggles*

Ti-Guy said...

I actually have this image of one of her doctoral thesis committee members, found hanging in the basement with a suicide note that reads, "God in Heaven, what have I done!?"

Heh.

liberal supporter said...

Oh brother, here we go again with the old "Nazis, since they called their movement National Socialism, were socialists". Do you also believe the Peoples Republic of China is really governed by the people and not a totalitarian dictatorship? How about the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea? Sheesh.

I think you'll find Sandy is definitely a propagandist and not a partisan pundit.

Propaganda is a concerted set of messages aimed at influencing the opinions or behaviors of large numbers of people.

She simply spouts the party line and talking points and of course makes things up to support her view. Can you cite any situations where she does not agree wholeheartedly with the CPC official position?

Frank Frink said...

Yes, indeed. Remember the old 'German Democratic Republic'?

Hint: It wasn't the one that used to be commonly referred to as 'West Germany'.

Ti-Guy said...

The surest sign of a propagandist is someone who does not tolerate dissent. And Cruxy has been egregious in that respect.

Anyway, she's a Harrisite (contracted by them, no less). Ontarians remember all the Harrisite propaganda that government shoved at us at taxpayers expense.

These people should be interned.

psa said...

"These people should be interned."

Jeeziz Ti, they're all going to thnk they're doctors

Noni Mausa said...

What silliness. How can you show the list from coast to coast to coast and impress those of the millions of Canadians not already impressed, if the person doing the showing has to be a real Conservative?

Maybe I should buy a membership to the Con Party and then copy her post (I'll even spring for colour) and deliver it door to door so people can find her blog, and the wunnerful list, all by themselves?

Sounds like a plan.

Ti-Guy said...

Jeeziz Ti, they're all going to thnk they're doctors

Give them all PhD's and put them in an ultra-modern lichen-research facility on Axel-Heilberg.

M@ said...

Maybe I should buy a membership to the Con Party and then copy her post (I'll even spring for colour) and deliver it door to door so people can find her blog, and the wunnerful list, all by themselves?

Sounds like a plan.


It sure does. If I were on the fence -- and there was a time when I was -- reading a few of Sandy's, Richard's, Neo's, and Patrick's posts would put me pretty solidly behind Dion.

James Bow said...

Okay, I'm going to have something to say about this.

M@ said...

Okay, I'm going to have something to say about this.

Oh, come on, James -- you weren't labouring under any misapprehension that Sandy's list had something to do with facts, did you!?

James Bow said...

Just read my blog in about a day or so, okay? ;-)

liberal supporter said...

Since the law is not binding, one could question why they bothered introducing it in the first place.

So the law only gives the "notional" goal of a fixed election date (kind of like the greenhouse gas "targets" the CPC thinks we'll fall for). That means not following it is not technically breaking the law.

However, given this law, which reasonably sets a guideline for the next election, and the absence of the government falling on a confidence vote, what Harper effectively is going to do, is resign.