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A Challenge to All Media Companies: Reject Conservative Ads

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As GM, Shopper’s Drug Mart and other companies yank their media budgets from TV and print ads, this challenge will be difficult to swallow, but hear me out.

We all know Stephen Harper has done a very bad thing.  He has just leaned on the Governor General to declare him dictator of Canada for another 54 days to January 27, 2009 at which point we can finally vote him down.

Until then, Canadians will have to suffer the sweater vest, the sibilant vitriol and the scheming in the backrooms (his seem to be OK) for seven weeks as they try to sell us the Conservative caucus like Satan’s snake selling Eve the Tree of Knowledge.

Yes, this is deceit on a Biblical scale.

So to the point:  if you run a newspaper or program a TV show and you believe in democracy, you will reject their ads.  You will avoid the temptation to profit from the bile of the Conservatives because you believe it’s important to take the high road.

There is nothing noble in what has happened today and you must be willing to acknowledge it.

In fact, the opportunity is for you to shout from the roof tops and publish articles and stories about how you are rejecting all ads during these times in order to let Canadians take the lead.

I repeat:  this is not a time to profit from this madness.  Step aside.  If you don’t, the outcome could be very costly.

Just look at what’s happening to Canwest . They’ve lost their objectivity and Canadians along with the markets are punishing them for it.

The Light at the End of the Harpercrite Dictatorship Tunnel

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Winter has come and these are dark days indeed for Canadians.

Our Parliament has failed us.

Our Governor General has proven her lack of use.

Our country stands teetering on collapse as Quebeckers, insulted by Canadians, go to the polls Monday to vote on their choice of leadership.  After the way we’ve treated them, I won’t be surprised by anything less than a mandate to separate.

Our coalition of the majority voice of Canada has been rejected and silenced.

Stephen Harper has gotten what he wanted.

He’s now officially a dictator.  All Canadians now live in a dictatorship.  Democracy is on hold.

Shut it all down kids.  Time to pull the plug.  The patient’s dead.

Yeah, I’m mad .  So are about 8.63 million other Canadians that didn’t vote for Stephen Harper.

This really, really sucks.  I’ve spent the last two months speculating, voicing, acting and now it all means nothing.  I’m upset and I don’t know what to do.

To quote Bob Rae, this is like the idiot kid pulling the fire alarm to avoid an exam he knows he’s going to fail.

And it’s that notion that gives me hope at my very core.

We have 54 days to January 27, 2009 and when that day comes, Our Coalition is going to kick some Conservative ass.

We have 54 days to pull things together, organize, branch out, communicate, create platforms, encourage a national day of strike and generate the awareness that we need in order to prove our worth.

It was a rough birth, but the baby will be fine.

We’ll bring down the Conservative government on January 27, 2009, regardless of what the Conservatives deliver because the Conservatives have proven that they CANNOT be trusted with the management of this country.  I would much rather give the people of Quebec a seat at the table than worry about Stephen Harper and his cronies sabotaging our nation.

The light at the end of the prorogue (or my preferred term, pro-rogue) tunnel is that we will be prepared.  We MUST be prepared.  If we are not, we deserve everything we get.

Enjoy the Holidays, Steve!  You’re going to be booted from office in 54 days by a well-prepared and meaningful coalition.

Canadian Election: Be Wary of Polls

Polls wield an enormous amount of influence on the decision making process with Canadians.  Every day, during an election, we’re inundated with numbers about how leaders are doing, who we’d vote for and what the trends are.

Unfortunately, a lot of it is bunk.  Polls might offer some guidelines, but they are rooted in an imperfect science.  I could go to the ‘Canadians Supporting Stephen Harper’ Facebook page (I don’t know if there is one) and ask them what they thought of recent announcements and conclude that 100% would love to jump Steve’s sweater-clad bones.

To make matters worse, questions can be carved out to reflect the ‘conclusions’ that pollsters and the mainstream media want to push through the public.

Example:  do you like it when people rape you?  If no, should we have more money spent on security?

However, the reality is that this probably only represents the will of a small portion of people.

Here’s a story that might be of interest to those who read this blog :  Gallop has been accused of releasing number only when they favour McCain.

Gallup is admitting the following:

  1. At the time it released the September 8th poll (showing McCain up by 10), it believed institutionally that likely voter results were less accurate than registered voter results.
  1. Likely voter results have only occasionally diverged from the registered voter results.
  1. Despite these facts, Gallup deliberately chose to release, to the widest fanfare possible, a poll using an admittedly less accurate method (the likely voter method) at the time of McCain’s maximum convention bounce, knowing that it would show a large divergence (+10 for McCain vs. only +4 with registered voters) based on the likely voter method, even though such a divergence is not often present.
  1. In short, they combined all possible factors in McCain’s favor to make his lead seem as big as possible — and the media went wild with it.

Like tea leaves, these predictions and prognostications are up to interpretation.  Be careful how you read the numbers and be even more wary of how people interpret them for you.