Friday, September 21, 2007

Random Links

I've been fairly busy of late so I've got a bunch of half posts that never materialized and e-mails with links I've never got around to posting sitting around. So, here's a completely random Friday link list:

1. The Better Calgary Coalition has their website up and online. They'll be commenting on the civic election in Calgary and *gasp* actually talking about the issues. Some of the issues getting media play so far in the campaign have been taxes and transit. Although, given the weather in Calgary, the sleeper issue might very well be snow removal.

2. Speaking of the race so far, I'd like to direct all my Ward 3 readers over to George Chahal's website. George is a very strong candidate who would be a big addition to council - go check out his site to see what he's talking about.

3. A hot rumour going around is that Bronconnier has brought on Rod Love and Hal Danchilla to help with his campaign. Hmm....Setting him up to replace Stelmach perhaps?

4. is up and running.

5. From the people who brought you Derision 2006 comes The Goose, a satirical look at the Ontario election.

6. Here's an article slamming biofuels.

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  • I thought Bronco was a Liberal? He'd be a good replacement for Kevin "you are hearing me talk" Taft.

    By Blogger Sean Cummings, at 4:57 p.m.  

  • Bronco WAS a Liberal. But, then I think, so was Klein at one point in time.

    CG - Interesting to see that my home province's Liberal Party finally has joined the 21st Century and put together a web site. However, I don't think it'll help them win a seat in their next election. I think that will be pretty much a slugfest between a tired NDP government and the Sask Party with the latter coming out on top.

    By Blogger Brian in Calgary, at 5:39 p.m.  

  • What's your take on Ward 11? Erskine's sudden retirement has me looking at 4 nobodies and scratching my head.

    By Blogger Robert Vollman, at 6:16 p.m.  

  • robert - Should be a good race since everyone is playing catchup. I know both Whelan and Pincott and I think they'd make good alderman. Pincott's a big enviromental guy who ran for the NDP before, Whelan had been thinking about going in Ward 8 earlier this summer but does have some roots in ward 11. Don't know much about the other two candidates really.

    By Blogger calgarygrit, at 8:26 p.m.  

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  • Biofuels, championed for reducing energy reliance, boosting farm revenues and helping fight climate change, may in fact hurt the environment and push up food prices, a study suggested on Tuesday.

    Thank you!

    By Blogger The Invisible Hand, at 10:09 p.m.  

  • Hal Danchilla helped Mandel get elected in Edmonton the first time. He told me one day what their strategy was:
    "Every time you're in front of the press, say something bad about the Bill Smith. Then, on (some date I've forgotten), every time you're in front of the press, say something bad about Noce."

    They also had some really good billboards with effective messages like "Less Cheer, More Leader."

    If the rumour's true, you can expect an interesting campaign down there.

    By Blogger Gauntlet, at 1:48 p.m.  

  • I suspect bio-fuels are just another example of how the global warming scare has been used to rally liberal support at the expense of real environmental action and protection. Same as how conservatives use gay marriage to rally support and allow distraction from real issues. Al Gore and David Suzuki are just posturing. Same as how George W and Laura Bush have lots of gay friends in their circles. It's all just showbiz.

    By Blogger Jacques Beau Vert, at 1:58 p.m.  

  • Hey Brian,

    Don't expect a shutout of the Sask. Liberals this time. Look for 2 to 5 seats.

    By Blogger John Murney , at 2:26 a.m.  

  • That's a very interesting rumor about Bronco.

    Have you heard anything more to confirm it?

    If it's true, let the Machiavellian clichés start pouring down and I’d love to hear a mayoral explanation for why this is necessary for an incumbent whose victory is all but assured.

    I am, however, aware about how such a rumor could be used to dissuade would-be Bronco voters with Alberta Liberal inclinations.

    You’ve got my attention, though.

    By Blogger Matt Grant, at 2:52 p.m.  

  • Don't expect a shutout of the Sask. Liberals this time. Look for 2 to 5 seats.

    Possible, but highly unlikely in my opinion. The reason is that the last time the Grits got any MLAs (4, in 1999), they betrayed their voters by hopping into coalition bed with the NDP. They paid for it in an early by-election (one of the Grit victories over the Sask Party was overturned by the courts), as their support collapsed big-time and the Sask Party candidate swept to a crushing victory. Maybe they can snatch an urban seat or two from the NDP, but I think they'll get nothing outside the cities. Rural voters do not forgive and forget betrayal very easily.

    By Blogger Brian in Calgary, at 12:44 p.m.  

  • Thanks for your random links.

    By Anonymous cowboy boot, at 9:49 a.m.  

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