A lot of Canadians are opposed to Gay marriage. A lot of Canadians dislike the Liberals.

A lot of Canadians are supporting both the gay marriage bill and are voting Liberal however, because the only option appears to be the views of an angry man.

Stephen Harper is possibly the only political leader in the country's history whose political fortunes would improve if he were to disappear for a while.
Here's a challenge to the MPs who want to call an election right now, less than a year after the previous one. Why not save the country some money. You should resign your seats, we can have by-elections in your ridings, and be done with it.

Personally I would like to see the Gomery Inquiry publish it's completed report, likely due in the fall, before parties begin using it as a political tool to fight an election with. Calling an election during the hearings would most likely derail the inquiry and force us to wait even longer before we hear what happened. If Stephen Harper's Tories are confident that the government acted scandalously, then there is nothing to lose by waiting 6 months.

Of course the recent Tory surge in the polls may have subsided by then, But surely Harper would agree that the completion of the inquiry is more important than appearing to set his party's focus based solely on polling data.

If an election will be called based on the inquiry, it would be better to wait until the inquiry releases it's report.
Should parliamentarians be subject to the same laws as the rest of us? Or are they somehow above the law, like BC Premier Gordon Campbell when he basically got off "scott-free" on his DUI charge in Hawaii a few years ago?

This week, Peter Mackay was given 2 back to back week-long driving suspensions for two separate speeding infractions last fall. However the judge agreed to postpone the suspensions until late May, when Mackay will be out of the country anyway, in Australia.

Should Mackay be trivializing his punishment like this, or should he be setting an example as the deputy leader of the party that wants so desperately to govern this country?

From the Globe and Mail, April 12:

New Glasgow, N.S — Peter MacKay will join the ranks of pedestrians for two weeks next month.
The Central Nova MP and deputy Conservative leader will serve back-to-back seven-day driving suspensions, beginning May 21, after being caught speeding twice last year.
Mr. MacKay was to go to trial in New Glasgow on Monday on one of the charges, but a lawyer pleaded guilty on his behalf.
An RCMP officer clocked Mr. MacKay going 134 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on Highway 104 in Broadway, N.S., on Nov. 11.
Mr. MacKay told the officer he was late for a function.
The same officer pulled Mr. MacKay over on Dec. 23 on Highway 6 in Caribou River, N.S., for going 109 km/h in an 80 km/h zone.
Mr. MacKay had already pleaded guilty to the second charge and was set to take his week-long driving suspension the week of April 24.
His lawyer, Craig Clarke, requested Monday that the original suspension date be changed because of Mr. MacKay's schedule. The Crown consented and the judge agreed to apply both suspensions in May.
According to Mr. Clarke, Mr. MacKay will be in Australia at that time.
The MP was fined a total of $430 for both offences.
Scott Brison and Peter Mackay were long considered the heirs apparent of the Progressive Conservative Party. Blah blah blah, then one day....
The two men found themselves on opposite sides of the aisle in the House of Commons, neither a PC anymore. And neither has done a very good job in their attempts to excuse their new party's policies and mistakes (as seen each week on Craig Oliver's Question Period).

Brison was not even a member of the Liberal Party when the alleged sponsorship mafia was at work in the Liberal party. So why is he being put in a position to defend the party from those acts?

Anyway I have to get ready for work.
I'm waiting for the girl to get ready, so I probably have 3 or 4 hours to write here. What has happened vsince the election. Hmm...
Stephen Harper's Conservatives have basically joined the Liberal caucus, voting alongside the government on virtually everything in the past 9 months. The most interesting moment in the Conservative Party's last 9 months was when Peter Mackay got pissy about some new proposed Delegate Selection rules. Then Stephen Harper reportedly had a tantrum and kicked a chair. Oh the Drama.
The NDP have disappeared from the landscape, although I heard Jack Layton had his feet amputated and can't stand up in the House.
The Bloc have been in the news occasionally, though I can't remember why. I think they still support separatism?
And the Liberals, oh those wacky Liberals, what have they been up to? If you read the National Post, you would conclude that the Liberals have done absolutely nothing during this minority mandate. Paul Martin is boring as hell, in my opinion, but sometimes that can be a good thing. Sometimes. Paul Martin is either for or against the US Missile defence thingy, I am too confused to know what his stand is.

Essentially it seems like the Tories and the Liberals are working together right now to govern and the NDP and Bloc are watching from the sidelines. More later.
I'm getting ready to go to work. It's Saturday. And I have a gorgeous woman sitting here wishing I could stay home today. Life is either good, or else the world is coming to an end.
I've been away a while. Apparently I'm getting married sometime this year, though I don't know when just yet.

For those who have missed me, I say hi. For those who just found this by accident while searching on google for Mike Wilson the undersea explorer, I say hi.