Thursday, April 15, 2010

Will The Geurgis PI Become Canada's Balloon Boy Story?

It seems like a new twist in the Geurgis/Jaffer every hour now. It seems that those pictures the private investigator had of the couple doing cocaine and partying hard now has toned down to "may have" We have CBC now reporting the investigator had 13 million in debt and was bankrupt. A report that he offered the Liberals the story and information first and they refused to hear it (my guess is Donolo is smart enough to know this whole story is going to blow up, and not on Geurgis and is distancing himself and the Liberal Party).

It's all quite a train-wreck really. But the more twists this PI and his story take, the more I think we might be seeing Canada's version of a bubble-boy story.

McGuinty Liberal MPP Sets New Standard In Partisan Spending

Remember the outrage from the opposition parties and media about partisan spending, referring to those photo-ops with Conservative MP's standing presenting those big cardboard cheques? It seems a member of Dalton McGuinty's caucus has one-upped his federal adversaries in quite an extreme way. Joe Dickson, my MPP here in Ajax seems to be quite photogenic. That picture is the cover of a 40 page flyer, that's right, 40 page flyer, that is being delivered throughout the riding houses in the local paper.

Now if I remember right, a certain Liberal strategist and pal of Dalton McGuinty thought the Conservative photo-ops were way over the top. Well, I counted the pictures in the flyer that contained Liberal MPP Joe Dickson and it's somewhere around 70. I also know that our local paper has quite expensive advertising rates. Just the printing costs of this flyer must be quite high. Ironically enough,Joe Dickson owns Dickson Printing here in Ajax, and it is a highly reputable company. Joe himself deserves enormous credit for his charity work throughout the years, and also that of his family.

But this flyer is one of the worst displays of partisan spending I can remember. I'm all for scrapping those ridiculous 10%ers the federal Conservatives inundate us with, but this is way over the top. Let's look at my top 10 list from this flyer of what critical updates we the people of Ajax-Pickering needed to know.

1) A Pizzeria grand opening.
2) A weight-loss clinic grand opening
3) Coyote Jack bar grand opening.
4) Hair salon opening.
5) A Muslim wedding (also attended by Dan Mcteague)
6) State Farm grand opening.
7) Italian Deli grand opening.
8) A tree planting
9) CIBC Branch opening.
10)SellOffVacations grand opening.

It's nice to see that at a time the province has a $20 billion deficit, our provincial government sees fit to blow cash on partisan spending like this.

p.s. I'll donate $100 to the charity of the persons choice who can verify what this flyer actually cost the taxpayers of Ontario.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Helena Geurgis For Ambassador To Denmark

With Helena Geurgis career continuing to spiral down the drain it's worth noting the contrast in styles between PM Stephen Harper and former PM Jean Chretien. Our PM, having been notified of possible wrongdoing or possible ethics violations, turfed Geurgis not only from cabinet, but also from caucus. He also took the extraordinary step of calling both the RCMP and ethics commissioner to look into the matter. Suffice to say, Geurgis is getting little sympathy for what she seems to have put on herself.

The usual culprits in the opposition parties, most notably the Liberals, and the usual cast of msm journalists seem to think the PM handled this badly. It's funny though. When the Liberal Party was neck-deep in a scandal involving kickbacks to the party, then PM Jean Chretien, rather than turf Alfonso Gagliano from caucus, instead gave him the plum posting of Ambassador to Denmark. Something many in the media called a shrewd move.

So in that vain, my vote goes to Helena Geurgis for Ambassador to Denmark.