Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Don't Kill My Kids With Your Junk Science

We are entering a major H1N1 event here in Eastern Ontario, if you look at the stats being put out by the local health units. And we have now two fatalities of 11 year old children.

Get the shot, people. Your moonbat junk science and reptilian shape-shifter conspiracy theories don't give you the right to put the rest of us at risk.

Friday, October 23, 2009


"There is no greater incitement to prayer, than a protracted encounter with the National Health Service."

- Fr. Geoffrey Kirk, speaking at the National Assembly of the traditional Anglo-Catholic group Forward in Faith, in Westminster today.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Home To Rome For Traditional Anglicans

In a surprising move, the Vatican has announced a new provision designed to allow traditional Anglican groups to come into full communion with the Catholic church while retaining much of their Anglican identity and liturgy - where it is compatible with Catholic teaching.

As someone who made the journey from Anglicanism to Catholicism some years ago, because the Anglican Church of Canada offers no provision for those with conscientious difficulties around women's ordination, I am thrilled by this move. All of my English friends stuck in the beleagured traditional wing of the Church of England will now have a safe harbour and an easier path to church unity. Traditional groups who left the Anglican church in other parts of the world will now be able to join me on the right side of the Tiber.

The move is a generous response to pleading from both the Traditional Anglican Communion, the largest 'breakaway' group and the special 'flying bishops' appointed in the Church of England to minister to those opposed to women's ordination. When women are consecrated as bishops in the Church of England, such special arrangements are likely to be removed, forcing traditionalists to either fully accept women's ordination or leave the church - and now they have somewhere to go.

For the Catholic church, the addition of the heritage of Anglican liturgy and music can only enrich us all. At its best, Anglo-Catholic worship offers the best of pre-Vatican II style 'bells and smells' combined with the welcome and warmth of today's church.

Monday, October 19, 2009

We Need Kibble

I have hesitated and thought long and hard before posting this, and in any normal times I would not do so, but these are not normal times. Regular followers will know that we've always been a traditional family here at TDPC, with Doggerelle taking care of the kids and dogs, and yours truly earning a living in the hitech world. However, at the beginning of 2009 we were hit by the Nortel bankruptcy filing and subsequent layoff, with no severance or notice. From one income to zero. Six months later I am finally in a new job but we have some mountains to climb here.

I know that the community often rallys around bloggers who find themselves in trouble with nuisance suits, and so forth - in better times I have done so myself. This isn't quite that situation, but there are things you can do to help.

Please get informed at www.nortelpensioners.ca about how the Companies Creditors Arrangement Act enables companies to ignore their obligations to employees and pensioners and trumps provinicial employment standards laws. Then write to your MP and ask him or her to support changes to the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act that would place employment related claims ahead of junk bond holders when companies liquidate.

If you're in Ottawa, please try and come to Parliament Hill, at noon on October 21st to protest Nortel's treatment of their severed employees and push for these legislative changes.

And finally, if you can hit the tip jar, please do. We're not SDA, or Angry in the GWN, or FFoF, just a small voice in the blogosphere, but hopefully somewhere along the line you have enjoyed a post or two here.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Tourists Flocking To See Rare Creature

Vancouver is experiencing a massive influx of tourists after a reported sighting of a Liberal Party of Canada policy yesterday. A TDPC correspondent caught up with a few of the crowd, to see what all the excitement was about.

"I haven't seen a Liberal Party policy in several years," said one man as he eagerly clutched a dog-eared copy of The Green Shift. "This is really exciting."

A political scientist told us that the policy seen yesterday appears at first glance to be the same one spotted a few years ago, but to have changed its plumage - possibly due to political climate change. "It didn't have eyebrows, last time we saw it, and it was coloured a much brighter shade of green," she said, "but even without DNA tests, I'm pretty confident it's the same policy. That's a little disappointing, because we were really hoping to find some that we hadn't seen before. Although it's nice to see this one is still around, it's not good news to find that they're no longer breeding. We noticed also it's grown much longer tail feathers, which are hiding its tax hikes."

Another observer in the crowd, who gave her name as 'Elizabeth' gushed, "It's wonderful to see this policy again. I really thought it had died, and now it's back! I love these policies, and I've actually been running a little sanctuary for cast-off Liberal environmental policy for the last few years. Now that I've seen this one again, I'll be keeping a close eye on it in case it needs rescuing."

Experts advise those who want to see the policy should do so as soon as possible as it's not known how long it may have to live.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Doggerelle's Scary Thought of the Week

Imagine if Garth Turner and Hedy Fry had kids. Together.

-- Post From My iPhone

The Warren Kinsella Law

The number of charity photo ops performed by a Liberal leader is inversely proportional to his polling numbers.

-- Post From My iPhone

Friday, October 09, 2009

Michael Ignatieff On As It Happens

Mary-Lou Finlay: Mr. Ignatieff, are you thinking about taking piano lessons?

Iggy: Aha, aha, aha, aha (forced laugh that lasts just one aha too long to be believable). Yes well it was nice to see the Prime Minister having fun, although of course I could have had more fun being Prime Minister if not for that dumb Frenchman. Me. I... also, can I just say me, I, I, me. Me. I. Not that I, me, I, Canadians. Attack ads. Nasty, mean. I, me... me, I, me. I I I I I I I I.

Mary-Lou Finlay: Can you give us some policies, or ideas?

Iggy: I gave a speech. I will give another speech next week.

Mary-Lou Finlay: (unusually persistent for the CBC) Yes, but what about the policies?

Iggy: Education. Very good thing. I have one. Me, I I I I me. Me. International. I am. I me. I I me me. Me I me.

Yep. Just keep doing what you're doing, my Liberal friends.

The Nobel Puh-Leeze Prize

Next year: Michael Ignatieff wins, for services to the unity of the Liberal Party of Canada.

Runner Up: Warren Kinsella, for services to bathroom photography.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

The Liberal War Room: Getting The Message Out

Despite all their woes, it's good to know that Team Ignatieff is at least doing one thing right: They're getting a clean, consistent and easily understood message out through the media. Making sure people really know what they stand for.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Question for Warren Kinsella

If a leader with a Leadership Index of 99 is 'reviled' what does that make a leader whose index is 54?

Now, Iggy really could perform the shit hit Barney Rubble is my Double with an element of truth. The corgis are looking forward to it.

-- Post From My iPhoneo

Friday, October 02, 2009

Hanzzard, October 2nd, 2009

Oral Questions:

The Hon. Heady Fried, Smoking, B.C:

Mr. Speaker, is the Prime Minister aware that as we speak, Roots athletic wear is being burned on lawns in Prince George, B.C.? The Prime Minister's design for Team Canada's Olympic logo is clearly behind this surge of clothes-ism across the nation and -

(The Hon. Member was removed from the Chamber by men in white coats.)

Mr. Jack Laydown, Toronto-Playdead:

Mr. Speaker, can the Prime Minister assure all Canadians that he will ensure that the unemployed, immigrant, downtrodden and homeless will all be able to afford the essentials of life this winter despite the economic downturn? Will the Prime Minister pledge an Olympic hockey jersey for all Canadians?

(The Hon. Member was taken ill along with his entire caucus and was unable to complete the question.)

The Rt. Hon. Michael Ignatieff, Toronto-Centric:

Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister has thought to pull the wool over the eyes of the Canadian people, to deceive, mislead, bamboozle, hoodwink, dupe, con, burn, cheat, hoax, fool, gouge, take in, swindle, scam, skin, take advantage of, fleece and gull them into believing he did not personally design the Team Canada apparel, that bears a striking resemblance, likeness, similarity, affinity, alikeness, conformity, and semblance to the logo of the Conservative Party of Canada.

Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister may not be aware of the paper I published while at Harvard, entitled: "Sports Logos: A sociological and emblematical perspective with implications for global geopolitical systems and philosophical engagements." I should now like to read the relevant pages in which I demonstrate, prove, show, support, attest, authenticate, back up, settle, substantiate, verify, warrant, witness, manifest and make evident..."


Continued page 94.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Another TDPC Exclusive: Kinsella Joining Team Ignatieff

The corgis have outdone themselves this time and sniffed out footage of that well known Albertan Warren Kinsella, applying to rejoin the Liberal team. Here he is in discussions with a member of the Ignatieff Intelligentsia.