Rob Ford: Please Stop Being a Buffoon 
I'm getting really tired of Rob Ford's buffoonery. I like his policies. I want the city to reduce spending and tighten budgets. I want to stop overpaying for labour and providing benefits that those who pay for them wouldn't expect.

What I don't like is his role as an ambassador for the city. I suppose this is a tradeoff we need to make to get his hardline policies. I mean... I like that he doesn't give a rat's ass about what anyone thinks of him and that he's steadfast in his convictions. I just think there are cases where he SHOULD care about his public image and where he MUST realize that he's not right about absolutely everything that surges through his brain.

His idiocy in thinking he can go around talking on his cellphone while driving has been nothing but damaging to his credibility. His utter contempt for the public when caught is even worse.

Now he's been caught apparently lying about what happened when This Hour Has 22 Minutes showed up at his door. He's basically coming across as a big sourpuss.

Geez man. Have some fun with it!

He recently made some comments to the effect that if we had another election he would be re-elected.

I think he might be, but I wouldn't put any big bets on it.

As I said before... I like his policies. I don't think he's found as much waste as we'd hoped for, but I'm glad he's looking.

You can be sure though, that if he had some competition from someone holding similar values, there's very little chance he'd get back in.

Of course, if he ran against another slew of bleeding heart commies looking to crank up our taxes and pay more and more for union workers, I think he'd be a shoo-in for another term.

So then... are there any other fiscally responsible people out there willing to run?

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Ontario Election Results 
There's two things I've concluded from last night's election.

Firstly, most people in Ontario can't be bothered to care.

Secondly, people like paying higher taxes and are looking forward to more.

*sigh*

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Ontario Leaders Debate 
I watched the Ontario election leaders debate last night. There wasn't much in the way of real information, but it gave some good insight into the personalities of the 3 party leaders involved.

We already know enough about McGuinty to know that we can't trust a word he says, so his participation was pretty much a moot point. I don't expect anything is going to change the minds of any of the lemmings still voting for him.

The other two were quite interesting though. Andrea Horwath impressed me. If I didn't know that her paycheque comes with a union logo on the corner and that electing her would only put us further down the road to bankruptsy, I think she may have won over my vote with her performance. I thought she did very well and showed the most promise of the three as a solid leadership candidate.

I think the two biggest problems in our society today though are overspending by government and the profit model of the financial system that siphons money out at every opportunity to the detriment of society as a whole. Only one of these things can be addressed by the provincial government, and it's just not part of the NDP mindset to make any improvements.

At the moment, that leaves me with Tim Hudak. I had concerns going in that he was going to torpedo his chances last night, and came away pleasantly surprised and feeling more confident about giving him my vote.

I hope that when all is said and done, McGuinty is sent packing and the Liberal party can get their act together and give us a legitimate 2-party decision in the future. I guess only time will tell.

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Dalton McGuinty Can Lick My Balls 
I just bought a new monitor. Not an expensive one.

Then, when I was cashing out, I got another friendly reminder about Jackass McGuinty's electronics tax when it added 10% to my purchase.

Thanks a lot. Can't wait to vote you out!


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Congratulations, Canada! 
I think we should send out a big thank-you to Michael Ignatieff and the Liberal Party of Canada. Even though none of us wanted an election right now and it was completely unnecessary, in the end I believe it turned out quite well.

We've spent the past couple years under the constant threat of the opposition parties toppling the government as soon as they felt they'd have something to gain by it. Now, with the Conservative majority government, we can look forward to a few years of stability without this constant worry.

Congratulations to Stephen Harper and the Conservative Party of Canada for a job well done over the past few years. You've earned the privilege to run the country as you see fit for the next few years. Now is the time to earn the trust of Canadians and prove that you have good intentions for our future.

For the next few years, you have a responsibility to show respect for the taxpayers and make our country a better place for hard working Canadians to prosper.

If you muck it up, you'd better believe it will be your last opportunity in a long time. I sincerely hope that doesn't end up being the case.

I'd like to give a particular shout-out to the people in my riding, and all the others in the Toronto area, who clearly educated themselves on the issues involved and didn't just blindly vote for the Liberals again. I am frankly shocked and pleasantly surprised. In election after election I've had the feeling like my vote has been pointless and that I'm surrounded by a sea of lemmings. Yesterday you proved that I was wrong in that impression, and I amd very happy and proud of my fellow Canadians for having done that.

It may well turn out that we're not happy with how the Conservatives perform, and the Liberal party might get some good people in place over the next few years to make them a viable option again. Things may swing back in their direction, but at least now I'll feel like an actual choice was made, and that makes me happier.

If the Conservatives make a hash of things, I'll be first in line to vote against them. If, as they've done so far, they make my life better rather than worse, then I'll be quite happy to vote them back in.

I am proud to be a Canadian and feel privileged that we have the opportunity to go out and vote without threats of violence looming over our heads. So many people in the world are fighting and dying for this privilege. If you didn't bother, then shame on you. If you did, then I hope you're feeling the same pride that I am right now whether your preferred candidate won or not.

This is a good day for Canada!

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