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Old 02-18-2009, 12:15 PM   #1
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Default Does anyone else think Dalton McGuinty needs to ****

I open up google news when I get to work in the morning and every morning Dalton is whining about something.

Ontario is under represented in the house of commons
Ontario workers are treated unfairly compared to other provinces when it comes to EI
Ontario auto workers are getting shafted
Ontario should get more money
Harper should say this to Obama
Harper should do everything he can to make this country all about Ontario

Seriously... he needs to **** and GTFO.


Dalton McGuinty

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edit: hmmm I didn't know SFU with a T was in the swear filter
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Old 02-18-2009, 12:33 PM   #2
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what is SFU with a T?

****ing swear filter......where's our free speech! Harper should bring free speech to ontario
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Old 02-18-2009, 01:21 PM   #3
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I despise that man with a passion.
Ontario was the first province to enact draconian traffic laws that could equate to thousands of dollars in fines, and unequivocal power for the officers for small infractions like speeding.

http://www.thestar.com/News/Ontario/article/261595

Now he finds his province in a position to lose thousands of jobs and enter into an era of recession and he wants Ottawa's help...

I'm not one to want to see people lose their jobs, but one has to consider that they're in this position for a reason. I wonder how Toyota's suppliers are doing?
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Old 02-18-2009, 01:46 PM   #4
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McGuinty is a fool. Look at what he has done to Ontario, he has purposely taken them to deficit. I'm not lying, a couple of years ago they spent like mad so that they would end up in the red. Bunch of idiots.

Glad I don't live in Ontario!
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Old 02-18-2009, 01:54 PM   #5
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Yeah their traffic laws are ****ed. Basically he's a supremo ass licker who will do what the voters (not the people) want so he can stay in power. Old people vote, they want tougher traffic laws so he's giving them tougher traffic laws. I find it disgusting how our federal government is now capitulating to Ontario because the conservatives are finding a bigger voter base in Ontario. Again... us British Columbians are being screwed
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Old 02-18-2009, 01:59 PM   #6
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The Toronto transit system has had so many $500 million-$1 billion hand-outs by both the Ontario and federal governments over the past couple years that its making my head spin.

Another $500 million for GO Transit..where is BC's money?

I found this on another forum:

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The second fellow had similar speed in the 4-wheeled organ donator known as the Sunfire, after trying to pass on a double solid around a curve and meeting an F250 coming the other way.
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Old 02-18-2009, 03:02 PM   #7
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It seems I'm not the only one.

http://www.canada.com/McGuinty+legac...220/story.html

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A policewoman saw a driver smoking in a car. There were three passengers in the car, one of whom the policewoman knew to be 15 years old. These facts constitute an offence against the law in Dalton McGuinty's Ontario.

And so, last week in Port Hope, the policewoman stopped the car to give the 20-year-old driver a ticket for smoking in a car with a minor present. As the policewoman wrote the ticket, the minor in question lit a cigarette -- much to the annoyance of the policewoman, who could do nothing as it is perfectly legal for a 15-year-old passenger to smoke in a car while a police officer tickets an adult driver for smoking in a car with a 15-year-old passenger.

Dalton McGuinty has not been a grossly incompetent premier. He has not single-handedly ruined the province's finances. He has not destroyed whole industries. He has not shattered institutions and torn the social fabric. Full credit to him. He has cleared the very lowest bar of public administration.

But Dalton McGuinty has been premier of Ontario since October, 2003. In the five years following that date, the country and the province rolled in gravy. Unemployment was low and falling. Surpluses blossomed. It was fat city, baby.

So what exactly did the premier do in the summer of our prosperity? He banned lots of things, certainly. Pit bulls. Pesticides. Smoking in cars with minors present. In doing so, he ignored science and logic and made bad public policy of the sort that produces hilarious scenes like the one above.

McGuinty also fiddled with various files. Sometimes his fiddling had positive effects, sometimes not. Occasionally, he gave files a good tweaking. A few were jigged.

It should also be noted that the premier is personally responsible for the fact that we recently celebrated "Family Day." That was nice.

Some would say this list of accomplishments is light for a premier who commanded a majority through half a decade of wealth and sunshine, that a premier with even a little vision could have done much more, that "Family Day" and a list of silly bans is likely to be all that Dalton McGuinty is remembered for.

Until recently, the premier's response to such unfortunate negativity would be something along the lines of what he said back in 2007, after winning his second majority: "I'm not out here to hit home runs. I'm here to hit singles every single day."

This is the familiar "bland works" defence of every dull Canadian politician from Bill Davis onward. And bland does work. Or at least it does in good times. In the short term. If nothing goes wrong.

But inevitably, good times fade, the short term becomes long, and something goes wrong. Then bland does not work. We are in such a time.

To his credit, the premier knows it. "I've revised my thinking," McGuinty told a gathering of Liberals recently. Now, he is asking "the big questions."

A McGuinty-commissioned report called "Ontario in the Creative Age" was recently delivered to the premier by Roger Martin, the dean of the University of Toronto's business school, and Richard Florida, the "creative class" guru who has written a series of best-selling books in which he argues the jobs of the future will be creative so we need to go big on education and creativity.

"Ontario in the Creative Age" says the jobs of the future will be creative so Ontario needs to go big on education and creativity. The premier could have learned this by buying one of Florida's books for $24.95 at Chapters. Instead, he paid $2.2 million for a 35-page report.

Some are not impressed by the premier's new gravitas. "It's as if McGuinty had appointed himself first minister of metaphysics," mocked the Toronto Star's Jim Coyle. "He sees profundity everywhere. He's got so deep Jacques Cousteau couldn't find him."

I prefer not to mock the premier's earnestness. If a lack of vision is the quintessential trait of Canadian politicians, mocking politicians who look beyond the tips of their noses is the quintessential trait of Canadian pundits.

The premier does have fans, including Adam Radwanski of the Globe and Mail. The economic crisis is forcing the province to blow big money on stimulus, Radwanksi wrote. By thinking big, the premier can spend that money in ways that deliver returns 15 or 20 years down the road.

Unfortunately, thinking big takes time, and the luxury of setting aside immediate concerns. You can't have a long conversation about renovations when your house is on fire. Dalton McGuinty had half a decade to think big but he spent that time fiddling, tweaking, and jigging. Now he's sitting in the living room watching flames lick the walls and trying to think deep thoughts in a hurry. It shows.

"We will probably be the first in the world to recognize those questions and come to grips with them," the premier boasted recently. What questions would those be? One is "how do we create a truly entrepreneurial society?" Another is "how do we create a government that is truly fast and friendly when it comes to how it interacts with business?" And finally, there is "how do we create a truly learning society?"

These are truly big questions. They are also truly trite, having been discussed for years in jurisdictions the world over. That the premier thinks he is the first to grapple with them is truly amazing.

The summer of our prosperity is gone. Some day, the premier will be as well.

It seems increasingly likely that Dalton McGuinty will be remembered, if he is remembered at all, as the premier who fiddled and banned, banned and fiddled, until it was too late.
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Old 02-18-2009, 03:33 PM   #8
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Speedy service costs local tow-truck driver his vehicle
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A quick response turned expensive for a tow-truck operator Sunday afternoon while travelling on Highway 11, near Sand Dam Road.

The tow truck was en route to pick up a vehicle impounded by the Ontario Provincial Police after officers stopped the vehicle for travelling 50 kilometres per hour over the posted speed limit of 90 km/h.

The rapid response backfired when OPP clocked the tow truck travelling at an excessive speed.

Const. Carolle Dionne said the tow-truck driver was found to be travelling at more than 140 km/h.

"Another tow truck had to be called, which made it three tow trucks responding to the scene," she said, adding both drivers were handed seven-day licence suspensions.


Both vehicles were impounded for seven days and each driver faces a court date where they will be handed fines of between $2,000 and $10,000 or face jail time.

"We're laying a lot of these charges," Dionne said. "It's become a normal occurrence."

She said officers impounded six vehicles during a five-day blitz in October and another five in January.

Dionne said owners should be aware their vehicles will be confiscated by police even if they are not the ones driving.

Last year, the province introduced tough measures on drivers travelling at more than

50 km/h over the speed limit to cut down on street racing.
Hahahaahhaaha

So the cops pull over a car for travelling 140 in a 90 zone...and then the tow-truck driver gets caught doing the same!
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It seems increasingly likely that Dalton McGuinty will be remembered, if he is remembered at all, as the premier who fiddled and banned, banned and fiddled, until it was too late.


that is a great line.

And 50kmh over the limit is only dangerous depending on the existing speed limit.
I have travelled 100kmh on some sections of Marine drive, which has a limit of 50kmh. Such a low limit, that unless you're breaking the law by speeding, you will be the most hated driver on the road. 50kmh is silly on that stretch.
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I have travelled 100kmh on some sections of Marine drive, which has a limit of 50kmh.
I agree, there have been countless times where I have thought the speed-limit should be at least 20 km/h higher then it was.

I think the speed-limits are low because:

a) They were created long ago when driving was slower (No idea if this is true?)

b) There are kept low for revenue reasons
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Old 02-18-2009, 04:15 PM   #11
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and b is the answer!
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So what did I say again about Marine?
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...e#post20230486

And of course, what was the response at that time.... granted, I still don't drive 50 but I knew better not to drive past 65 for certain stretch, otherwise, I would say that I can safely drive 140 when it's posted as 50
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But I like Family Day!
I don't work that day as most of my employers are on 'vacation' that day.

Thanks Ontario/ McGuinty.

Pfffffshh!
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I think Dalton and Danny should fight it out. Cage match. Go Danny!
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****ing swear filter......where's our free speech!
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I agree, there have been countless times where I have thought the speed-limit should be at least 20 km/h higher then it was.

I think the speed-limits are low because:

a) They were created long ago when driving was slower (No idea if this is true?)

b) There are kept low for revenue reasons
No, North Amercia has a "manage roads for the lowest common denominator" mentality. It is so C-Lai's don't hurt themselves.

Roads in Europe, on the other hand, are designed with natural selection in mind.
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well said. Anyone who has driven in Europe knows that there is a lot of respect for the left lane, and faster traffic. Not to mention, pedestrians don't seem to have this "I have the right of way" mentality, like so many in Vancouver have.

And no, I'm not following you around.
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And no, I'm not following you around.

You can follow me any day you sexy man stud you
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No, North Amercia has a "manage roads for the lowest common denominator" mentality. It is so C-Lai's don't hurt themselves.

Roads in Europe, on the other hand, are designed with natural selection in mind.
Hey! That's a racist term!

It's a pity we're only as fast as the weakest link

I think we should start a petition to raise the speed limits!

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well said. Anyone who has driven in Europe knows that there is a lot of respect for the left lane, and faster traffic. Not to mention, pedestrians don't seem to have this "I have the right of way" mentality, like so many in Vancouver have.

And no, I'm not following you around.
Surprisingly Asia is the same way. The reason the asians here suck at driving is because they're too scared to drive in Asia so when they get here it's like ZOMG! PEOPLE ARE SO NICE!"
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They are really cracking down on those street racers.
Did they crush them in public to make a spectacle out of it?

LaterZ!
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Did they crush them in public to make a spectacle out of it?

LaterZ!
Darren!!
it sounds like we're back in the medieval times...

PUBLIC HANGINGS!! the outrage!
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ZOMG THE HORROR!

He's at it again saying how his province gets the short end of the stick when it comes to EI.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/can...UiGHJ1vnPs8yVA

DALTON MCGUINTY!
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And our forest industry is nothing?
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