Thursday, June 13, 2013

You don't have to be an even duck to be a good P. M.

After all, Mackenzie King was a very odd duck and he did a lot to build the modern Canada.  This piece about the crowning speech of his career is very interesting as an insight to the man.

Harper on the other hand is just odd.

That is all.

What? You were expecting more?Recommend this Post

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Conclusive evidence that Harper is worried

Harper is besieged on all sides.  Defections.  Senate scandal.  Duffy cheques. He is feeling more heat than ever.

The storyline has always been: "sure you don't like him.  He isn't a nice guy but he brings good government.".  And people lacking critical thinking skills bought it.  Sure once in a while the Party operatives would arrange awkward hand shaking photos ops with his family.  Tie up the NAC for a piano recital to show his human side.  But these were never the big weapons in that public relations arsenal.  Now that times are really, really bad, the Conservative war room has played the ace up it's sleeve.

An "ad-libbed" series of impersonations of past Progressive Conservative and CRAP leaders that just happened to find its way onto YouTube two years after it was recorded by cameras controlled byRecommend this Post

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Free investment advice

Chantal Hebert has joined the list of experts squishyly predicting that Harper will not stick at his post until 2015.  I agree with the pundits expecting that the Not So Great Dictator will read the writing on the wall and quit rather than face an election defeat.  But whither Steve after the PMO?

Like most ex-PMs, it is expected that Harper will join several Boards and collect fat director's fee cheques.  I can't dispute that that is likely the case.  Which corporations I don't care to predict.  But regardless of the industrial sector or the particular company, I can make an investment recommendation based on his experience and education.  Short these stocks.  Big. Time.

He has an M.A. in Economics from the fourth rate Calgary School.  He has had one job of consequence in his entire career.  In this position he has been unable to manage a budget. Costs are out of control.  Revenues are down due to poor fiscal choices. He tends to rule by fiat.  His style depends on driving all individuals of talent, intelligence and initiative out of his organization.  He will be unable to get along with peers and they will ridicule him and do nothing to help to disaster he will bring about. He will blatantly keep shareholders in the dark about the future of their investment.

In summary, short sell any company he is involved in.  This free advice is worth what you have paid for it.Recommend this Post