Canadian Prime Minister Steven Harper

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Steven Harper

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    1. “Harper reportedly owns a large vinyl record collection and is an avid fan of The Beatles and AC/DC.”

      right on

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    2. Preeeeettttttty sure hes a dick. Source: I live here

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    3. Preeeeetttttty sure he has no soul. Source: I also live here.

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    4. preeeeettttttty sure he is the antichrist. source: satan.

      meant to say a lot more (thanks jack daniels) but will leave it at that.

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    5. Preeeeettttttty sure I dont care. Your Source: TL;DR

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    6. “Among his comments was his preference for an overtime period in lieu of a shoot-out.”

      What a loser, everyone knows shoot-outs are better.

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    7. He was an an American sell out from day one.

      “The establishment came down with a constitutional package which they put to a national referendum. The package included distinct society status for Quebec and some other changes, including some that would just horrify you, putting universal Medicare in our constitution, and feminist rights, and a whole bunch of other things.”

      – Conservative leader Stephen Harper, then vice-president of the National Citizens Coalition, in a June 1997 Montreal meeting of the Council for National Policy, a right-wing American think tank.

      “Then there is the Progressive Conservative party, the PC party, which won only 20 seats. Now, the term Progressive Conservative will immediately raise suspicions in all of your minds. It should… They were in favour of gay rights officially, officially for abortion on demand. Officially — what else can I say about them? Officially for the entrenchment of our universal, collectivized, health-care system and multicultural policies in the constitution of the country.”

      – Conservative leader Stephen Harper, then vice-president of the National Citizens Coalition, in a June 1997 Montreal meeting of the Council for National Policy, a right-wing American think tank.

      “The NDP could be described as basically a party of liberal Democrats, but it’s actually worse than that, I have to say. And forgive me jesting again, but the NDP is kind of proof that the Devil lives and interferes in the affairs of men.”

      – Conservative leader Stephen Harper, then vice-president of the National Citizens Coalition, in a June 1997 Montreal meeting of the Council for National Policy, a right-wing American think tank.

      “If you’ve read any of the official propagandas, you’ve come over the border and entered a bilingual country. In this particular city, Montreal, you may well get that impression. But this city is extremely atypical of this country… So it’s basically an English-speaking country, just as English-speaking as, I would guess, the northern part of the United States.”

      – Conservative leader Stephen Harper, then vice-president of the National Citizens Coalition, in a June 1997 Montreal meeting of the Council for National Policy, a right-wing American think tank.

      “In terms of the unemployed, of which we have over a million-and-a-half, don’t feel particularly bad for many of these people. They don’t feel bad about it themselves, as long as they’re receiving generous social assistance and unemployment insurance.”

      – Conservative leader Stephen Harper, then vice-president of the National Citizens Coalition, in a June 1997 Montreal meeting of the Council for National Policy, a right-wing American think tank.

      “Canada is a Northern European welfare state in the worst sense of the term, and very proud of it. Canadians make no connection between the fact that they are a Northern European welfare state and the fact that we have very low economic growth, a standard of living substantially lower than yours, a massive brain drain of young professionals to your country, and double the unemployment rate of the United States.”

      – Conservative leader Stephen Harper, then vice-president of the National Citizens Coalition, in a June 1997 Montreal meeting of the Council for National Policy, a right-wing American think tank.

      “I was asked to speak about Canadian politics. It may not be true, but it’s legendary that if you’re like all Americans, you know almost nothing except for your own country. Which makes you probably knowledgeable about one more country than most Canadians.”

      – Conservative leader Stephen Harper, then vice-president of the National Citizens Coalition, in a June 1997 Montreal meeting of the Council for National Policy, a right-wing American think tank.

      “[Y]our country [the USA], and particularly your conservative movement, is a light and an inspiration to people in this country and across the world.”

      – Conservative leader Stephen Harper, then vice-president of the National Citizens Coalition, in a June 1997 Montreal meeting of the Council for National Policy, a right-wing American think tank.

      “Well, I�ve always believed that we have to be a lot tougher with undocumented refugee claimants. Whether the best thing is to send them right out of the country or simply detain them until we get full information, we can look at either but, no this is a problem that does need to be fixed. Particularly post 9/11, we can�t take these kinds of security risks.”

      – Stephen Harper, CHML Radio AM 900 Hamilton, June 3, 2004.

      “Well, I�ve always believed that we have to be a lot tougher with undocumented refugee claimants. Whether the best thing is to send them right out of the country or simply detain them until we get full information, we can look at either but, no this is a problem that does need to be fixed. Particularly post 9/11, we can�t take these kinds of security risks.”

      – Stephen Harper, CHML Radio AM 900 Hamilton, June 3, 2004.

      “It will come as no surprise to anybody to know that I support the traditional definition of marriage as a union of one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others, as expressed in our traditional common law.”

      – Stephen Harper, Hansard, Address in the House of Commons on Bill C-38, February 16, 2005.

      “For taxpayers, however, it�s a rip-off. And it has nothing to do with gender. Both men and women taxpayers will pay additional money to both men and women in the civil service. That�s why the federal government should scrap its ridiculous pay equity law.”

      – Stephen Harper on pay equity, NCC Overview, Fall 1998.

      “Now ‘pay equity’ has everything to do with pay and nothing to do with equity. It�s based on the vague notion of ‘equal pay for work of equal value,’ which is not the same as equal pay for the same job.”

      – Stephen Harper, NCC Overview, Fall 1998.

      “This party will not take its position based on public opinion polls. We will not take a stand based on focus groups. We will not take a stand based on phone-in shows or householder surveys or any other vagaries of pubic opinion… In my judgment Canada will eventually join with the allied coalition if war on Iraq comes to pass. The government will join, notwithstanding its failure to prepare, its neglect in co-operating with its allies, or its inability to contribute. In the end it will join out of the necessity created by a pattern of uncertainty and indecision. It will not join as a leader but unnoticed at the back of the parade.”

      – Stephen Harper indicating that, if elected, Canada will join the US occupation of Iraq, Hansard, January 29th 2003.

      “I do not intend to dispute in any way the need for defence cuts and the need for government spending cuts in general. �I do not share a not in my backyard approach to government spending reductions.”

      – Stephen Harper, Hansard, May 23rd 1995. Harper has since roundly criticized spending cuts in the mid-1990s.

      “We must aim to make [Canada] a lower tax jurisdiction than the United States.”

      – Stephen Harper, Vancouver Province, April 6th 2004.

      “I don’t know all the facts on Iraq, but I think we should work closely with the Americans.”

      – Stephen Harper, Report Newsmagazine, March 25th 2002. As it turned out, Harper wasn’t the only one who didn’t know all the facts.

      “I�m not doing witch-hunts on people�s pasts� If someone does something wrong, there will be action taken. But if somebody doesn�t do anything wrong, we�re not going to take any action� I don�t make volunteer field decisions� but Betty Granger is a riding president, a member in good standing. She�s somebody that other members I�ve talked to think very highly of, and quite frankly, she was the victim of an unfair slur story in the last election campaign.”

      – Stephen Harper on Betty Granger, one of three Harper leadership organizers in Manitoba. Granger is a candidate from the 2000 election whose remarks about an ‘Asian invasion’ created controversy. Calgary Herald, January 15th 2002.

      “Universality has been severely reduced: it is virtually dead as a concept in most areas of public policy… These achievements are due in part to the Reform Party…”

      – Stephen Harper, speech to the Colin Brown Memorial Dinner, National Citizens Coalition, 1994.

      “Withdraw from the Canada Pension Plan… Collect our own revenue from personal income tax… Resume provincial responsibility for health-care policy. If Ottawa objects to provincial policy, fight in the courts… [E]ach province should raise its own revenue for health… It is imperative to take the initiative, to build firewalls around Alberta… ”

      – Stephen Harper in an “Open letter to Ralph Klein,” January 24th 2001.

      “It was probably not an appropriate term, but we support the war effort and believe we should be supporting our troops and our allies and be there with them doing everything necessary to win.”

      – Stephen Harper supporting the US-lead war on Iraq, Montreal Gazette, April 2nd 2003. Harper also called then-Defence Minister John McCallum an “idiot.”

      “I know this is a dangerous subject. My advisors say don’t talk about it, but the fact is sometimes provinces have allowed in the past few years, they’ve brought in private services covered by public health insurance… Why do I care and why do we care as a federal government how they’re managed? What we care about is whether people can access them. This is just an ideological agenda.”

      – Conservative leader Stephen Harper at the leadership debate, June 15th 2004, conceding that he shouldn’t talk about his positive view of privatization of health care.

      “It is simply difficult � extremely difficult � for someone to become bilingual in a country that is not. And make no mistake. Canada is not a bilingual country. In fact it less bilingual today than it has ever been… So there you have it. As a religion, bilingualism is the god that failed. It has led to no fairness, produced no unity and cost Canadian taxpayers untold millions.”

      – Stephen Harper on bilingualism, Calgary Sun, May 6th 2001.

      “The Liberals have allowed a handful of tenured judges to create a situation where churches, synagogues, mosques and temples could be compelled to perform marriages that violate their own moral codes.”

      – Stephen Harper attacking the Liberals on same-sex marriage, News Hound, September 7th 2003. The proposed law specifically precludes any church, synagogue or mosque from having to conduct any marriage which violates their belief system.

      “I think it’s a typical hidden agenda of the Liberal party… They had the courts do it for them, they put the judges in they wanted, then they failed to appeal — failed to fight the case in court… I think the federal government deliberately lost this case in court and got the change to the law done through the back door.”

      – Stephen Harper, attacking the Liberals on same-sex marriage by claiming a conspiracy, News Hound, September 7th 2003.

      “In a sense, people are so enraged at the Liberal government, that they’re giving Stephen Harper and his government a bye. They should take a look at what he proposes.”

      – Former Progressive Conservative leader Joe Clark, April 26th 2004, accusing Conservative Leader Stephen Harper of harbouring a “hidden” agenda. Reported in the Globe and Mail.

      “It is inherently dangerous to allow a country such as Iraq to retain weapons of mass destruction, particularly in light of its past aggressive behaviour. If the world community fails to disarm Iraq, we fear that other rogue states will be encouraged to believe that they too can have these most deadly of weapons to systematically defy international resolutions and that the world will do nothing to stop them.”

      – Stephen Harper supporting the American invasion of Iraq, House of Commons, March 20, 2003.

      “This government’s only explanation for not standing behind our allies is that they couldn’t get the approval of the Security Council at the United Nations – a body [on] which Canada doesn’t even have a seat.”

      – Stephen Harper supporting the American invasion of Iraq, CTV’s Question Period, March 30, 2003.

      “Mr. Speaker, the issue of war requires moral leadership. We believe the government should stand by our troops, our friends and our allies and do everything necessary to support them right through to victory.”

      – Stephen Harper, supporting the American invasion of Iraq, House of Commons, April 1, 2003.

      “Thank you for saying to our friends in the United States of America, you are our ally, our neighbour, and our best friend in the whole wide world. And when your brave men and women give their lives for freedom and democracy we are not neutral. We do not stand on the sidelines; we’re for the disarmament of Saddam and the liberation of the people of Iraq.”

      – Stephen Harper, Friends of America Rally, April 4, 2003.

      “Much about the Canadian Alliance is worthy of support, and a large number of Canadians do support it. But the CA will be under considerable pressure to rid itself of any tinge of a Western agenda or Alberta control. This we must fight. If the Alliance is ever to become a party that could be lead by a Paul Martin or a Joe Clark, it must do so without us. We don’t need a second Liberal party.”

      – Stephen Harper, now leader of the Conservative Party, in “It is time to seek a new relationship with Canada,” December 12th, 2000.

      “Canada appears content to become a second-tier socialistic country, boasting ever more loudly about its economy and social services to mask its second-rate status, led by a second-world strongman appropriately suited for the task.”

      – Would-be “second-world strongman” Stephen Harper in his article “It is time to seek a new relationship with Canada,” December 12th, 2000.

      “If you want red meat for breakfast then you want to get involved in something like the National Citizens Coalition.”

      – Former National Citizens Coalition president David Somerville at a conference of libertarians. Stephen Harper is also a former president of the NCC.

      “Stephen [Harper] had difficulty accepting that there might be a few other people (not many, perhaps, but a few) who were as smart as he was with respect to policy and strategy.”

      – Former Reform Party founder and leader Preston Manning on Stephen Harper in his memoirs.

      “People skills? He was more fond of policy. Constituency work seemed like a grind for him.”

      – Long-time Reform and Alliance MP Deborah Grey on Conservative leader Stephen Harper.

      “A culture of defeat…”

      – Stephen Harper, describing the Atlantic provinces, May 2001.

      “The time has come to recognize that the U.S. will continue to exercise unprecedented power in a world where international rules are still unreliable and where security and advancing of the free democratic order still depend significantly on the possession and use of military might.”

      – Stephen Harper, May, 2003, speech to the Institute for Research on Public Policy.

      “Whether Canada ends up with one national government or two governments or 10 governments, the Canadian people will require less government no matter what the constitutional status or arrangement of any future country may be.”

      – Stephen Harper in a 1994 National Citizens Coalition speech.

      “Abrasively neutral.”

      – Conservative leader Stephen harper on Canada’s position on Iraq.

      “Continental economic and security integration” with the U.S. as well as a “continental energy strategy” that should be broadened “to a range of other natural resources.”

      – Conservative leader Stephen Harper.

      “A weak nation strategy…”

      – Conservative leader Stephen Harper describes Canada’s historic foreign policy position of multilateralism.

      “It’s the idea that we just have to go along, we can’t change it, things won’t change. I think that’s the sad part, the sad reality traditional parties have bred in parts of Atlantic Canada.”

      – Conservative leader Stephen Harper talks about the Atlantic provinces, May 2002.

      “Nay.”

      – Conservative leader Stephen Harper voting against a motion urging the Canadian government not to participate in the US military intervention in Iraq, March 20, 2003.

      “You have to remember that west of Winnipeg the ridings the Liberals hold are dominated by people who are either recent Asian immigrants or recent migrants from Eastern Canada; people who live in ghettos and are not integrated into Western Canadian society.”

      – Conservative leader Stephen Harper, in Report Newsmagazine, 2001.

      “Stephen Harper not only opposes Kyoto, but he refutes the science. He�s back in the dinosaur era. Harper is just totally out of it.”

      – David Suzuki on Canadian Alliance leader Stephen Harper, 2003.

      “Rob is a true reformer and a true conservative. He has been a faithful supporter of mine and I am grateful for his work.”

      – Stephen Harper endorsing Calgary West Conservative MP Rob Anders, who in 2001 called Nelson Mandela “a Communist and terrorist.”

      “Regarding sexual orientation or, more accurately, what we are really talking about, sexual behaviour, the argument has been made … that this is analogous to race and ethnicity…. (For) anyone in the Liberal party to equate the traditional definition of marriage with segregation and apartheid is vile and disgusting.”

      – Conservative leader Stephen Harper, 2003.

      “While [Stephen] Harper has not promised to raise pro-life or pro-family legislation he has promised to allow such legislation to be introduced by others and to permit free votes…”

      – Anti-abortion Web site LifeSite.net, March 22, 2004.

      “I have always said that controversial issues of a moral or religious nature, such as abortion, should be settled by free votes of MPs, not by party policy.”

      – Stephen Harper.

      “What we clearly need is experimentation with market reforms and private delivery options [in health care].”

      – Stephen Harper, then President of the NCC, 2001.

      “It’s past time the feds scrapped the Canada Health Act.”

      – Stephen Harper, then Vice-President of the National Citizens Coalition, 1997.

      “We also support the exploration of alternative ways to deliver health care. Moving toward alternatives, including those provided by the private sector, is a natural development of our health care system.”

      – Stephen Harper, Toronto Star, October 2002.

      “I tell you, that in this room and every room like this across Canada, if we rise together in solidarity and support, the Conservative Party will live again!”

      – Brian Mulroney praising former ideological enemy and new Conservative Party leader Stephen Harper, April 23rd 2004.

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    8. You cut and posted from a site that was put together to attack the democratic process and find a loophole for the warring minority gov’s to try and out vote the majority of the country…and failed.

      Way to fail again.

      American sellout?

      You’re a fucking moron. Canada is an American sellout. China is an American sellout. American currency is the benchmark for all others.

      You’re dumber than a bag of dogshit. Which can pretty much be said about all fa g g ot ass french Canadians.

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    9. ““While [Stephen] Harper has not promised to raise pro-life or pro-family legislation he has promised to allow such legislation to be introduced by others and to permit free votes…”

      – Anti-abortion Web site LifeSite.net, March 22, 2004. ”

      OH MY GOD HE WANTS PEOPLE TO BE ABLE TO DECIDE ON THIS FOR THEMSELVES!!?!?!

      GET THAT FREEDOM LOVING BASTARD BEFORE WE’RE NOT FORCED TO THINK HOW OTHER PEOPLE WANT ANYMORE?!?!??!?!

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    10. In fact find me one single quote in there that is actually in any way bad.

      lol

      Way to fucking fail hard, asshat.

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      • Wow three comments ?
        DO I win a prize ?? lmao
        I knew logging in from home would bring much joy !

        But I never knew it would be such a short time for you to vomit on those cmments.
        Go ahead and call me names kiddo, you really shine !

        Your arguments are those of the lowest among us…
        Keep it up…

        But you’re right I am dumb, never understood your type of lowlife.

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        • You’re just another crybaby, asshole who gives Canada it’s bad name.

          No matter how good you have it you will always complain because you’re an unhappy, petty little person.

          My arguments are real. As in they’re mine. You’re just barfing up the garbage you read concocted by other bitches will live to complain.

          Stuff a cork up your busted ass snatch of an ego and accept that your government kicks ass and all your bullshit is so transparent most people don’t even bother addressing you.

          Ya you win a prize. You win the opportunity to quit being a self propelled failure. Congratulations from Canada and it’s leadership: The Progressive Conservative party of Canada. Leading Canada through the worst global economy in history. How’s that job you were bragging about before? Say thank you and shut the fuck up.

          If you’re going to respond try breaking your own mold and coming up with something intelligent or funny and something that is your own preferably. Take some time on that please.

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    11. Since you don’t live everywhere in Canada, it’s hard to know how Harper’s reign is affecting everyone else; your personal needs are being fulfilled so he’s the best PM ever and no one is allowed to argue. Okay. Right.

      Keep arguing on the internet. Eventually, word will get out that you’re winning.

      That’s the idea, right? Making sure everyone knows you’re a winner?

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    12. I love the sarcasm used when describing Harper as the “greatest” Prime Minister in the history of Canada. I guess your definition of “greatness” is relative.

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      • Yeah, the first requirement for being even in the running for best PM ever, would be to achieve a majority government and at least get 50% of the popular vote. He only got about 30% and is an impotent PM. He’s just a caretaker until the Liberals return to power in the fall.

        The best Canadian PM? It would come down to MacDonald, Laurier, and Trudeau. Harper isn’t even worthy of being mentioned in the same sentence as these three legends.

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        • Trudeau was the worst thing to ever happen to Canada.

          His was a total fuckup. An embarrassment. His kids are douchebags. The only reason you think he’s great is because you’ve been told he was. Make up your own fucking mind for once.

          Your so called legends collectively are a joke. You clearly have absolutely NO idea what you’re talking about. Good thing reality has a way of dealing with people like you.

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        • NO NO NO !!
          Don’t give him ANY facts he might burst !!!

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    13. Ah, I see now. “George Cantstandya” is magnus buttfoorson (www.myconfinedspace.com/author/magnus-buttfoorson/). I thought I smelled Astro Glide. Did they throw you out of the Pride Day parade again?

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    14. You really are on the whole gay thing today huh?

      Somebody dealing with some demons?

      btw…you’re a real computer haxxor now. You clicked on my name. lol whoopie

      I change the name whenever I feel like it on here. Welcome to the internet.

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      • If you were smart you would have created a new ID. But even if you did, you’re ignorance and stupidity would have betrayed you. It’s quite obvious from your constant and obsessive posting that you don’t have much of a social life and crave attention. Me, I’m outta here. I have people to go be with. Toodles!

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    15. Why would I create a new ID you retard?

      Do you make ANY sense?

      Have fun on your date with your mom.

      Some of us can *gasp* post to this fucker from our phones. Hell I’ve checked this and many other sites out in my car while stuck in traffic.

      That’s what its like to not be a loser. Something to shoot for for ya. You can stop being a loser and eventually maybe you can have nice shit that apparently at this point in your life is borderline space age and then you won’t have to resort to cop out insults retreaded from 2001.

      Toodles?

      Fuckoff que er.

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    16. I thought it was rather hilarious to see Harper casually walking around the streets of Washington, by himself, and no one was paying any attention to him. He might have had a bodyguard or two trailing a ways back, but far enough away that he looked alone in the pics. You would never see an American president doing the same thing in Ottawa, or anywhere.

      I ain’t attaching qualifiers to this, I just think it’s funny.

      But I can’t remember ever hearing or reading about any Prime Minister who was anything better than mediocre, so it’s not like the bar for Harper is very high anyway.

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