The Opposition Press

Today: Second Reading of the “New” Budget! October 25, 2006

Before I start, let me just say that the Leafs got pummeled tonight, my lord. That should make a few of my Ottawa friends happy. Arsenal won their Carling Cup match today, so I can’t be worried, the world still has meaning… Now for the budget.
I can’t wait to see the reactions this budget causes now that MPs staffs have had the chance to peruse Harper’s new budget in detail. Harper made several claims about this budget in his address in London Ontario on the 24th of October. Some of these included:

  • Cuts the taxes paid by Canadian individuals, families and businesses of all sizes.
  • Cuts two dollars in taxes for every dollar in new spending.
  • To deliver $20 billion in tax cuts to Canadians over the next two years.
  • 29 different taxes reduced. (We’ll see which 29)

Harper also stated that, “…there will be no capital gains tax on securities donated to charity. Which will mean a major infusion of new money to social and cultural agencies across this country.” It will be interesting to see whether this will also indicate that Harper plans to cut additional government funding from social programs…. On second thought that probably isn’t much of a question, I suppose the real question is how much he’ll cut. We’ll see….


Pearls of wisdom from “journalist” Ann Coulter October 24, 2006

Filed under: ann coulter,Fox News,media — clevermonkey @ 9:18 pm

(Excerpt from the Wikipedia entry for Journalism) …a discipline of collecting, analyzing, verifying, and presenting news regarding current events, trends, issues and people. Those who practice journalism are known as journalists.

(Excerpt from the Wikipedia entry for Ann Coulter) …December 8, 1961) is an American author, columnist, and pundit. She frequently appears on television, radio, and as a speaker at public and private events.[1] Known for her controversial[2] style and conservative views, she has been described by The Observer as “the Republican Michael Moore“, and “Rush Limbaugh in a miniskirt”.[3] Coulter has described herself as a “polemicist” who likes to “stir up the pot” and makes no pretense at being “impartial or balanced”.[4] She identifies herself as a “public intellectual”. She is known for her expressed disdain for the Democratic Party and American liberalism.

The following is a sequence of comments made by Coulter, frequent correspondent and panelist for Fox News. In any other case I would have had to refer to them as bloopers, gaffs, or misquotes, however Ann Coulter truly seems to believe the crap she says. Try not to be overwhelmed by the “fair and balance’dness”