“War crimes fugitive Radovan Karadzic has been arrested in Serbia 13 years after he was first indicted. The Bosnian Serb wartime leader, one of the world’s most wanted men, was taken into custody by the Serbian security services, Serbian President Boris Tadic’s office said in a statement. “Karadzic was located and arrested,” the statement said. He was detained and taken to see judges of the war crimes court. Karadzic is twice indicted for genocide for the 43-month siege of Sarajevo which claimed 12,000 lives and for orchestrating the 1995 massacre of some 8,000 Muslims at Srebrenica, the worst atrocity in Europe since World War Two. “
Canada’s political news stories today are not that dramatic, rather mundane, boring, both the Liberals and the Conservatives are putting us slowly to sleep so the so called prophet’s, writers, spin doctors are now busy trying to generate our interest in the middle of another boring summer by trying to predict when the next federal election will come and who will win it? Most Canadians still do want a good government, and what we’ve got right now is again far from it.
At least the Internet itself now is changing the politic scene, not only in the United States, but here at home in Canada as well. The growing influence of the Internet in politics cannot be denied especially with the younger voters who see the internet as their first source of political feedback.. But “Only 35 percent of Americans over age 65 are online, according to data from April and May compiled by the Pew Internet Project at the Pew Research Center.” “But when you account for factors like race, wealth and education, the picture changes dramatically. “About three-quarters of white, college-educated men age over 65 use the Internet,” said Susannah Fox, director of the project.
The Internet as a tool for news, information, opinions, and entertainment continues to grow. And I have been using it for decades myself as a political expression ever since it had first started now too. ”
” Nik Nanos, of Nanos Research states, “Considering the Conservatives have thrown everything including the kitchen sink at the Liberals and they are still mired in a dead heat must make one pause. If attacks ads, tax cuts, and being recognized as a competent and a solid government by average Canadians isn’t enough to win support for the Conservatives, what will? ”
“Here’s a tip for those of you who are responsible for Conservative.ca, you’re not in the opposition anymore, time to drop the childish taunting (Bullying) (and poor design) and act like the government.” But Conservatives still rather tend to be bullies, who cannot change their sport, spots and clearly they do not know now to govern even, never mind a decent sales and marketing program even.. “
“It would seem that the Conservatives have still not shed the attitude or tone of an opposition party. They have been masterful in their daily tactics and attacks but more than two years into their mandate, the average Canadian would likely be hard pressed to describe what a Stephen Harper Canada would look like in ten years. Could it be that it is time for the Conservatives to start offering Canadians more information than simply insulting Liberal leader Stephane Dion?” again and again?
Most of the civic, provincial and federal politicians seem still to have too little integrity and some too often for my liking next have been shamelessly forced to leave politics because of an exposed scandal. Not another role model as well even is the current- the Conservative Surrey-North candidate Dana Cadman, the wife of former Surrey-North MP Chuck Cadman who changed stories about whether her husband was offered a bribe by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, presumably to keep her good standing with her party but at the same time betraying Surrey journalist Tom Zytaryk who broke the story in a biography of her late husband.
Truly many Canadians seem to like to elect the liars and they falsely become disjointed when they do not keep their promises next too often.. So again most Canadians have become bored ostriches and they have almost entirely ignored the passing of a minor landmark: Stephen Harper’s minority government is now experiencing a longevity that no other minority regime ever has. So what!! Many others have rightfully suggested that the reason the government hasn’t fallen lies in the sad state of affairs within the Liberal party, especially with it’s non inspiring leader. To me that is no surprise, after all he too now was part of the boring Liberal Jean Chrétien government that too only pretended to care about the equal good welfare of all Canadians.., and most of voters certainly don’t appear to have enough confidence in Dion’s faltering command of the Liberal party to give the party a Governing majority.Stephen Harper himself now is as bad as they come, not the best prime minister in history, and definitely shows no signs of becoming now stronger, rather one foot forward and one foot backwards has been his Parties ongoing progress too. Definitely his party is unlikely to obtain a majority government if the current sad Conservative state of affairs remains likely unchanged. It’s probably best to say the current regime will stay in power because no immediate better alternative exists. Yes” The length of this government can hardly be considered anything but a poor sign for our nation’s future”, present as well .The governing Conservatives have discovered something of late: Their modus operandi – politics as war – isn’t working as it used to.
Mean while even acording to the The Hill Times Guy Giorno, Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s new chief of staff, too now has started to shake up some ofthe fderal Cabinet ministers’ offices as well. Now at least three Cabinet ministers had changed their chiefs of staff , Cabinet chiefs of staff Industry Minister Jim Prentice, Immigration Minister Diane Finley and Agriculture minister Gerry Ritz also hire new chiefs of staff. Now that is not unusual.. what is consistent is though the New Conservatives continue to hire friends into office, good paying jobs too, something they had promised if elected they would not do..
– Aaron Gairdner, chief of staff to Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz (Battlefords-Lloydminster, Sask.), took over from Lynette Corbett. Mr. Gairdner, is married to Stacey Gairdner, executive assistant to Laureen Harper. Mr. Gairdner served as chief of staff to then-defence minister Gordon O’Connor (Carleton-Mississippi Mills, Ont.) Mr. Gairdner joined Mr. Bernier’s office and prior to the last federal election held in January 2006, Mr. Gairdner worked in the Harper OLO.- Stephen Kelly is the new chief of staff to Industry Minister Jim Prentice (Calgary Centre-North, Alta.) and succeeds Jean-Sébastien Rioux. Mr. Kelly, prior to being appointed as the new chief of staff to Mr. Prentice, was working for Mr. Bernier as a senior policy adviser as was Mr. Fraser who was serving as director of communications in the same office.- Mike Fraser is the new chief of staff to Citizenship and Immigration Minister Diane Finley (Haldimand-Norfolk, Ont.) and succeeds John Weissenberger. Meanwhile, prior to these most recent changes last week, the Prime Minister’s Office appointed three other new chiefs of staff during the previous week.- Elizabeth Dodds is the new chief of staff to Government House Leader Peter Van Loan (York-Simcoe, Ont.) and succeeds Norm McIntosh.- Neil Brodie is the new chief of staff to International Trade Minister Sen. Michael Fortier, and takes over for Claude Alain.- Jacques Fauteux, former deputy director of communications, was hired as the chief of staff to James Moore (Port Moody-Westwood-Port Coquitlam, B.C.), secretary of state for Official Languages, the Asia-Pacific Gateway Strategy and the 2010 Olympic Games. Mr. Moore was promoted to the position of secretary of state last month. Meanwhile, back in the PMO, Mr. Giorno has also made a number of staff adjustments in a variety of departments,
and the Conservative circus continues.. More than mere face changes are needed for the Conservatives now as well.. for I too do really do rightfully dislike all leaders, bad politicians who hire people to work on their re-election campaigns instead of looking after the good welfare of all Canadians now still too, and who are they fooling as to what they are doing now but themselves..
“The politics of destruction has run its course.. momentum, which was once on the Conservatives’ side, has been drifting away. Their penchant for destructive politics has hurt them ethically. But more than that, because they have placed so much emphasis on battlefield tactics, they have little in the policy vault with which to move forward. .. A veteran pollster was saying last week that, if an election were held today, the Tories would likely find themselves on the opposition benches.” Hopefully also in jail now next too.