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Warren Kinsella - TWO MORE HEROES
 

"...[Kinsella is] a modern-day Machiavelli, the mastermind who ran war rooms for Jean Chretien and Dalton McGuinty... He's the ultimate political insider... [The War Room] has plenty of fascinating insights and is a must-read for political junkies."

- The Toronto Sun


"The top Canadian spin doctor...tells all!"

- The National Post


"Warren Kinsella’s new book is a must-read for anyone interested in political campaigning in Canada. And not just political campaigning.…I wish I’d had the chance to read The War Room before I became Stephen Harper’s campaign manager; it might have saved me from many mistakes and months of painful learning on the job."

- Tom Flanagan, The Literary Review of Canada


"The War Room is a rich, detailed, and substantive primer on how to run a winning war room - warts, pizza boxes, smelly couches and all - from a master war roomer."

- The Hill Times


"Kinsella has crafted a handy little guide for politicos and non-politicos alike. Just keep it away from the kids."

- The Winnipeg Free Press


"... a great read ... full of fascinating stories..."

- John Moore, CFRB


"...I don't want to say [he's a] genius...but there's valuable insights here..."

- John Oakley, AM640


"I just got one copy, but I plan to get more!"

- John Wright, Ipsos, CFRB


"I do recommend [The War Room] to everyone."

- Charles Adler, Adler Online


"He's Canada's James Carville...a must-read...If you really want to win, you need this book!"

- Tommy Schnurmacher, CJAD


"A fascinating book...full of great stories."

- Ken Rockburn, CPAC

TWO MORE HEROES 



My God, he looks so young.


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WORDS THAT SHOULD MAKE REFORMATORIES NERVOUS 

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DON'T WORRY ABOUT A THING 

Up at the cabin with Troy and Melissa, and that is a good thing. The sun has finally arrived and stayed, and there has been lost of tubing, water skiing, hiking, swimming and building things. Don't worry about a thing, sayeth Tuff Gong. Bless.






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THE REFORMATORIES: MANAGING OUR ECONOMY... 

...right into the ground.

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Canada's Economy Contracted More-Than-Expected
By Alexandre Deslongchamps

(Bloomberg) -- Canada's economy contracted for a 10th month in May because of falling manufacturing output, and declines in the mining and energy industries.

Gross domestic product declined 0.5 percent during the month, compared with the median estimate for a 0.3 percent drop in a Bloomberg News survey of 22 economists. The economy shrank 0.2 percent in April, Statistics Canada also said, revising its original estimate of a 0.1 percent decline.

The economy contracted 3.5 percent in May from the year-ago month, the biggest drop since October 1982, Statistics Canada said. The report adds to evidence the world's eighth-largest economy extended its contraction in the second quarter as the global slump saps orders for Canadian exports.

Output shrank at a 5.4 percent annual rate in the first quarter, the biggest drop since 1991, and will shrink at a 3 percent pace in the second quarter, according to a separate Bloomberg survey.



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"COVER UP" 

Is it libel to falsely accuse someone of a cover-up - of a conspiracy, in effect - without contacting them for their side of the story, without making the slightest effort to ascertain the true facts?

In the Commonwealth, yes it is.

Sweet Lord, but am I going to be suing someone today.

UPDATE: I appreciated, very much, that ITQ contacted me this morning on all of this horseshit, instead of just publishing some International Media/Leftard Media Conspiracy insanity. Her post is here.

UPDATER: Jeff, per usual, has some of the deepest thinking on this Wafergate stuff. He's got home movies too! Read him.


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ADVERTISERS TAKE NOTE 

...and dirty rotten Conservative types too!

From a member of wk.com's Team Propellerhead©:

Just thought you'd be interested to know that since we've started logging (about a year and a half), your site has passed the 2 million visit mark-- visits from about 385,000 unique sources. Yesssss.


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BCL SCOOPS THE WORLD AGAIN 

Here.

Man, that's one Access to Information request I'd like to see.


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THE REFORMATORIES JOBS RECORD 

...from an aspirant to the GritGirl throne. Not bad.






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KEYSTONE KOPS DOES NOT QUITE KAPTURE IT 

John McCallum writes a fun letter, being way nicer than I'd ever be, about this.

Day: No recession! Flaherty: Um, er.

The Harper Reformatories: petty, mean-spirited and - more than ever before! - totally dopey.




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JASON KENNEY'S BFF 

"The rodeo clown of Canadian punditry."

"[Who is] using freedom of speech in an unethical way."

And those quotes are from people who sort-of agree with his position! What do others think?

Which reminds me: I wonder what the Alberta Law Society will conclude about the "rodeo clown?"

I wonder.


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TORONTO NEEDS A MAYOR - STILL 


David Miller visually estimates his chances of re-election.


Here's something to think about in your morning commute, past mountains of rat-infested garbage, shuttered day cares, weed-clogged city parks and potholes (literally) the size of houses.

One, the central issue in the month-long strike - the thing that David Miller said he wanted changed - is apparently still unchanged. That is, Toronto's month-long ordeal - as the Globe's front page suggested yesterday - was for nothing.

Two, the union has now put off the ratification vote, meaning this goddamned thing may not be over, despite Miller declaring that it was.

This guy couldn't get re-elected dogcatcher in a one-light town. Seriously.




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FIVE REASONS WHY THE TELEGRAPH JOURNAL JUST MADE A BIG, BIG MISTAKE 

1. They've kicked the story, big time. People are talking about it, again, all over. Wafergate had been dead for a month; now it's back, on steroids.

2. Journalists - who aren't exactly in a pro-owner mood, these days, and understandably so - are pissed off. What do they see? Two respected colleagues getting kicked to the curb. What do they see? The faint outlines of a link between the shipbuilding announcement and, hours later, the mincing, shit-eating apology. The media will protect their own - and they will ensure not even a tin fishing trawler is built anytime soon by you-know-who.

3. The Opposition - and, ironically enough, the Harper thugees - now can't go along with a penny being spent in that ship yard, even if they wanted to, because the whole file is tainted and/or too damned politically hot. In an era of minority governments, hot files = dead files. This one's dead. Good work, media magnates!

4. The apology is fundamentally false. The Roman Catholic establishment were upset that (a) Harper took communion when he should not have done so, and (b) speedily deposited the relevant host in a place other than his mouth. That's a fact, and it's a documented fact - see for yourself. Apologies, when warranted, are the right thing to do; when forced, they're not.

5. The geniuses at the T-J and PMO (Kory, come back!) have now persuaded thousands of people to again seek out the YouTube footage to see for themselves. And what they see there, with their own eyes, is what the Telegraph Journal originally reported: a Prime Minister taking a host (when he should not have done so), and tucking it in his pocket or a booklet (which is even worse).

Dumb, dumb, dumb. Good thing these guys aren't running the country or anything.

Stephen Harper puts the host (communion wafer) in his pocket from Karol Ramet on Vimeo.





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SECRET REFORMATORY CAMPAIGN DOCUMENT 

How do these things get out?




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SCANDAL 

You want scandal?

This is a scandal.


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DAVID CHEN STORY IN THIS MORNING'S METRO 

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