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How I'd Spend my Twelve Hundred

It seems that some of the higher ups in the Liberal party don't trust Canadians to spend their own money. Hey, maybe they're right. Today I was thinking what I'd do if I got a twelve hundred dollar rebate from the government. I might not buy beer and popcorn with it, seeing as I don't like popcorn, but I could see myself going to a strip club and wasting the whole thing parting with strippers. I really love those Polish strippers that the Liberals bring into the country, they're so hot! So maybe I'd be better off with some guidance after all.

On a more serious note, maybe these Liberals are onto something here. Come on think about it, Liberals are the closest things to gods we have on this earth, they're very smart, honest and extremely generous. They would be much better at spending our money than we could ever hope to be. They would not only be in charge of our healthcare and daycare, but every aspect of our lives, from what we buy to eat, right down to our entertainment. Did I mention I love Polish strippers?

Every pay day we'd pass over our whole cheque, not just a third, to our Liberal overlords in Ottawa and they'd look after our every need. Wouldn't life be grand? No worries at all, the government would get the most out of our money, they wouldn't be wasteful like us mere humans. Who ever heard of a government wasting money anyway? Excuse me for a second while I go and puke, this type of crap tends to do that to me.


Jaybird said...

Ya, you're right..... the government doesn't have a wastefull bone in their body....*caugh* Gun Registry *caugh*...... ha ha. I would spend my $1200 on one of those, like, double guitars.

Anonymous said...

Spend your own money? You should be ashamed of yourself! How un-Canadian! Everyone agrees that the Liberal Party of Canada is the rightful spender of your money - even the RCMP must agree, either that or they simply haven't heard about the theft, fraud, kickbacks, insider trading etc. etc... that is the lifeblood of the Liberal Party. It's almost 2006 though - perhaps someone should buy the RCMP at TV set? or radio, or at least a couple of newspapers. In countries where the rule of law rather than Liberals reign supreme, people go to jail for a lot less than stealing tens of millions of dollars - ask Martha Stewart.

R said...

Time always tells. After reading Jawbreaker by GARY BERNTSEN, FORMER CIA FIELD OFFICER it reminded me of a conversation with you two about Iraq and the lack of troops in Afghanistan allowing Bin Laden to escape Tora Bora.

From your post-A Big Misconception
I would like to make a quick point about something that was said in a conversation that Dana was having with an anonymous reader in the comments section of this post. Anonymous argued that the war in Iraq took vital troop numbers away from the war in Afghanistan, which allowed Bin Laden to escape into Pakistan.

"We used over 100,000 more troops for Iraq than Afghanistan. Had we used that many troops in Afghanistan we would have gotten Bin Laden."

That is one of the biggest misconceptions about the war in Afghanistan to date, just because John Kerry said it doesn't mean its true. After reading several accounts of the actual special forces who were on the ground in the Toro Boro region, I learned that larger troop numbers would have hindered the hunt for Osama, instead of helped....

You were wrong then and you are wrong now with many of the positions you hold.

Hardball with Chris Matthews' for December 28
O'DONNELL: But now an explosive new book from a former top CIA operative says bin Laden got away because the military wouldn't give him the forces he needed to corner the terror leader in the mountains of Afghanistan.

Gary Berntsen is the author of “Jawbreaker: The attack on bin Laden and al Qaeda. A personal by the CIA's key field commander.” And he joins me now from New York. Gary, thank you for joining me.


O'DONNELL: You make some pretty strong charges in this book against military commanders and the CIA. You claim that we had bin Laden cornered and that we didn't go after him. What proof do you have of that?

BERNTSEN: Well, we were making efforts against him. I'd like to start with the fact that I led the team in Tanzania after the bombings of those embassies in East Africa. I was on the ground in Afghanistan a year before 11 September, part of a team trying to capture a key bin Laden lieutenant. And of course I was sent into Eastern Afghanistan to lead CIA's largest team that was there. So.

O'DONNELL: OK, but what about Afghanistan and what about Tora Bora?

BERNTSEN: With Tora Bora, it began, the final portion of that operation began after we seized the capital, Kabul. I sent an eight-man team down into Jalalabad. From Jalalabad, they moved down south right up against the mountains there, where Tora Bora was back up in the mountains.

I inserted a four-man team with 10 Afghan guides. They got up on a mountain top over about 800-to-1000 al Qaeda members that had fallen back there. We began strikes on them. We conducted an offensive operations against them. NSF team came in and helped us, and eventually Delta Force would come in and support the effort.

O'DONNELL: But how—you've made the claim that we had bin Laden cornered and that we failed to get him. What proof do you have?

BERNTSEN: We had locations on him, we had human source reporting which had proved reliable throughout the war. And that is why we won the war so rapidly. We had picked up a radio off of a dead al Qaeda member and we're listening to bin Laden pray with his people, apologize to his people for bringing them in there.

I had CIA's top Arabic linguist with me, who had listened to bin Laden's for four years. We threw a 15,000-pound Blue 82 at them and then we had B52's conduct strikes on the same areas where he knew he was. He was willing to constantly sacrifice the lives of young Muslims to save his own skin.

O'DONNELL: You have said, “I knew exactly where he was.”

BERNTSEN: Yes, we did know exactly.

O'DONNELL: So why didn't you and his team go get him?

BERNTSEN: Well of course there was quite a bit of fighting going on.

We had about 2,000 Afghan allies that were the Eastern Alliance, which was

created. There were gun fights, there were gun battles. We were trying to
we moved up the mountains, you know, with these Afghans.

The Afghans were less than reliable and this is why I was calling for ground forces. And I called for, you know, 600-to-800 rangers to be inserted in there, and had 600-to-800 rangers been inserted, we probably would have ended the thing.

So blindly tow the partys line. Most people will not remember why we went to Iraq or the events leading up to it. So you can safely spout off your rhetoric no one will remember.

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TonyGuitar said...

Save the Liberal party. Replace conservative industrialist Martin with a * Liberal *leader.

While my personal politics don't really matter, I think it is important to talk to as many undecided voters as possible and present this overview.

Liberal Voter ?

This time I*m voting for Harper because the Liberals need a time out to clear out the dead wood and renew . Respect for liberals is at such a low ebb, that if elected as a weak minority, the Liberal Party could go out in flames just as the Social Credit party did in B.C.

Industrialist Paul Martin at the helm makes the Liberals more of a Conservative Corporate party rather than a true Liberal party. Martin fired his Canadian marine crews and hired on non-union Central and South American crews. He also registered his Canadian Steamship Lines in Barbados in order to avoid paying Canadian taxes.
The Liberal party needs a liberal leader.

Those moves are acceptable for an industrialist but they are not appropriate for the Prime Minister of Canada. Martin is banking on the fact that most Canadian voters simply do not have the time to read the news in detail in these busy modern times.

You may be aware of the Sponsorship scandal, but that is only the tip of a very big iceberg. There are well over 200 losses and thefts of Canada’s public funds and the list is still growing.

These losses run well into the billions of dollars and have contributed to the loss of services in emergency hospital departments and countless other areas.

Today’s NDP literature refers to a minimum total scams figure of $10 billion.

Time for a Conservative vote. If the Harper team fails to do the job, we can always vote the Liberals back in and by that time the Liberals will have a new respect for integrity and efficiency and a real *Liberal* leader.
Sound logical? TG

Jesse Gritter Online said...

I'd spend my $1200 on donations to the Conservative Party of Canada! Hehehehe!!!

sam said...

I work with single mothers and his plan for daycare is really worry too me and them. Will the private sector fill the gap and how much will it cost to send their children to daycare? I worked on a tax form today for one of the women and I can’t see how the lowering of the GST will help her at all. She barely makes enough to get a little over the minimum back in GST rebates, her savings doesn’t even cover the cost of bus fare. Speaking of bus fares since she doesn’t pay any income tax how does she get the credit? Seems to me that a lot goes to the upper middle income bracket and the amount goes down ending at nothing for the ones that need help the most. Good thing that he’s putting more police on the streets as the crime wave will grow because the poor have nowhere to turn.
Do we have a clear picture of what Harper's plans are to make sure we don’t run a deficit?

TomaszDeren said...

haha agreed my 1200$ will go to the conservative party and maybe a couple of 24's lol....but on a serious not i think many parents dont like to use daycare so the option should be open to them to do what they want...just like to say that this blog is very close to what im trying to get out of a blog i have just started please leave a comment or email me with suggestions as i look up to blogs such as this

Jeff said...


If the lower income bracket does not pay much if any taxes how can tax credits benefit them and should it?

What you are asking for is handouts or welfare. What percentage of the people is in the predicament you outline?

Jeff said...


Do you put as much faith in the US press when they run a story conflicting with your POV?

Because I live down here and have heard as many of not more press stories supporting the fact that the number of forces in Afghanistan was what the Generals on the ground asked for and was sufficient.

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