09.01.2011 08:03 AM

We don’t want no Tea Party politics here


  1. Dale Robertson, Founder of U.S. Tea Party Movement says:

    Does that mean I can’t bring my racist sign?


    I’m just saying, people… Canadian health care is like slavery. Think about it.

    • Northbaytrapper says:

      if you do, you’ll be kicked out like this turd was.

      • Mike says:

        Free and equal care for all is like slavery? Aren’t the words free and equal the opposite of slavery? Dale Robertson should win an award for dumbest post of the year Warren.

        • Northbaytrapper says:

          I think you missed something Mike.

          Also look up the meaning of the word freedom…it means choice…there is little choice in Canadian medicine. The Americans are at the opposite end of the spectrum. The happy medium would seem to be the models present in France and Australia.

          “Perhaps the fact that we have seen millions voting themselves into complete dependence on a tyrant has made our generation understand that to choose one’s government is not necessarily to secure freedom”.

          – F.A. Hayek

  2. Cam Prymak says:

    I wonder if the Landowners Association has any connection with Nick Kouvalis’ organization yet ?

  3. Andrew says:

    A worrisome symbol, Mr. Kinsella. As a tea drinker, I worry that I might get lumped together with a bunch of lunatics.

    • Kevin T. says:

      It helps if you look at your cup of tea with derision beforehand and slightly frightened mild amusement afterwards. Also, keep your mouth shut when breathing. Now you are safe to go.

  4. Northbaytrapper says:

    I was wondering when the American link was going to come…you guys do it every election Warren so why should this be any different? We’ve already had the secret agenda and Mike Harris, so the next logical step had to be Americanism.

    There is a glut of teachers in the workforce, so the union asks Dalton to make teachers college a two year programme to lesson the competition, Dalton says, “How high”? Now there’s a good topic instead.

    • Justin says:

      Prove there’s a glut of teachers. Or is this another right wing talking point.

      • Pedro says:

        Don’t know how old you are, or who you associate with, or if you have children who have graduated from education faculties, but there may not be a glut of employed teachers, but on the side of those under 30, I got more than ten with degrees and experience in my small circle of acquaintances that can’t bust into the system. Now, if they can wait another 5-10 years when the teachers start finally retirin’, but to wait that long…

        • Northbaytrapper says:

          Same here Pedro. Just had a friend and his girlfriend move out to Moose Jaw not two weeks ago because she couldn’t land a job here.

        • Chris says:

          I am a teacher, and I have to say that anybody who went to a teachers college in the last five years had to have been willfully ignorant of the realities of getting a teaching job.

          They wouldn’t have had to ask around too much to realize that there weren’t many jobs to be had.

          There are exceptions – send your friends to Northwestern Ontario, there are plenty of teaching jobs up there.

        • Justin says:

          I’m old enough to form smart informed opinions. But I wouldnt paint the entire system as having a glut of teachers. Once we question that then the anti-union right starts screaming about porsche driving teachers, which is a lie.

  5. Mike says:

    There is a glut of teachers in the system. Teacher education programs on the border in New York are making a profit training Ont Teachers due to limited spaces in Ont teacher ed programs. I know I paid them $16K US. But that is not the real issue at hand. Teachers in two year programs will have more time to learn effective teaching practices. The best education system in the world, Finland, requires teachers to have Masters degrees. They also pay them more. This is a win for parents in our province to insure their children get the best education we can give them.
    And incidentally, I sit on the OTF board of Governors and hold many union positions in our province. We didn’t ask Dalton.

    • Northbaytrapper says:

      According to the OECD, Finland was second, South Korea first and Canada third as of December 2010. I love to correct the teacher.

      The Korean success is largely due to the Korean family and their involvement, focus and investment (private schools and tutoring are very popular) in their children’s education….throw in Korean work ethic and there is your gold medal.
      Our teachers need another year to learn what? How to teach? Is it in teacher’s college where they instruct them that it is no longer dice, but random number cubes (I kid you not on that one, my son’s grade 5 teacher told us that one).

      All this will do is detract people from teaching and lower competition. It’ll also add another chunk of change to a student’s debt.

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