Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Mid-Week July News

I'll be launching the "Biggest Election" contest later tomorrow (some good posts on the subject can be found here and here)

Until then, a mish-mash of news stories:

1. Kady O'Malley calls BS on Jennifer Wright's claim that Green Shift has received "numerous angry and threatening calls and emails" from people mistakenly thinking they were affiliated with the Liberal Party. I must say it seems odd a normal person would be enraged about a plan not mentioned on Green Shift's website to the point where they would call the contact number on the site to complain.

If this is happening, I feel kind of sorry for GRIT Calgary who must get hundreds of angry calls a year from irate conservatives upset about something they wrote on their damn blog.


2. Kady's most excellent blog recaps today's goings-on at the Ethics Committee In and Out hearings.


3. There's new news about the alleged grewalling of the Cadman tape but, at this point, I don't really care. The fact is, Harper said what he said - he hasn't denied that. So everything else, while perhaps relevant to the lawsuit (and I don't even see how it is), doesn't change that in the least. He said he was aware of "financial considerations" regardless of what may have happened to the tape- that's all that's really relevant here.


4. As someone who enjoys numbers and politics, I can't begin to describe just how much this site rocks! Simulations! Projections! And heaps and heaps of polling data! For what it's worth, their current model has Obama pegged at a 68.8% chance of victory.

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11 Comments:

  • Sorry for going a bit OT here, but Dion was on A-Channel News Ottawa tonight, interviewing himself (asking himself a question, then giving the answer).

    Never did explain why high incomes are something the Liberals want less of, and low incomes are what they want more of.

    By Blogger paul.obeda@, at 7:16 PM  

  • once again the Calgary Grit does not give credit where credit is due.....

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:26 PM  

  • "Never did explain why high incomes are something the Liberals want less of, and low incomes are what they want more of."

    Doesn't sound logical. That is Paul's version of it,

    By Blogger JimTan, at 7:51 PM  

  • Dion gives a tough interview, eh?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:06 AM  

  • thanks for moving on from the Cowboy Hat

    By Blogger art, at 1:08 PM  

  • To clarify: Dion reiterated that he wants to tax more the things we want less of, and tax less the things we want more of. He also reiterated that he wants to tax less those with less income.

    So either I take him at his word, or I don't. I choose to take him at his word.

    (He also continues to say that the higher prices caused by his carbon tax are supposed to change people's buying behaviour, then also say that all the money will be given back to the same people so that they don't have to change their buying choices. But that's a problem for another day.)

    By Blogger paul.obeda@, at 6:00 PM  

  • Green Shift was there first - if someone needs to rely on the letter of the law to justify being a jerk, I guess that's their prerogative.

    Awesome link! I'm going to have to start checking that constantly - thanks for the heads up. I think it's going to be a tough election for both sides; I think BHO has the edge right now.

    By Blogger Jason Bo Green, at 6:45 PM  

  • Dion: green, green, green, and... oh yeah, green, and one more point: green.


    healthcare?

    Dion: green.

    economy?

    Dion: green, greener, greenest, and.... green.

    jobs and wages?

    Dion: green!!!!

    education?

    Dion: greeny, greener, greenorama, greenapalooza!!!!


    Today's Liberal party.

    By Anonymous chuckles, at 11:56 PM  

  • A "normal" person would never make threatening calls no matter who they are directed towards.

    By Anonymous Trevor, at 7:34 PM  

  • re "I don't really care" "about the alleged grewalling of the Cadman tape." Mr. "Elect-me-because-I'll make governent-more-accountable and transparent" Harper is spending our tax dollars, lots of them, to shut down questions on the tape. Do you care about that?
    Marnie Tunay
    http://fakirscanda.googlepages.com/

    By Anonymous Marnie Tunay, at 10:04 AM  

  • Really worthwhile data, much thanks for the post.

    By Anonymous www.muebles-en-tarragona.com, at 9:46 AM  

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