Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Stephen Harper: Our null state, head of state

Today we learn that Chuck Cadman's widow is disputing certain aspects of journalist Tom Zytaruk's story of the alleged attempted bribery of her husband, a sitting MP, by Stephen Harper's Conservative Party.

Keep in mind Dona Cadman is the Conservative candidate in her riding for the upcoming election, and it's not as if the Conservatives aren't known for freakishly controlling their candidates. Simply look at what happened with one time Conservative candidate Mark Warner in Toronto, as but one example.

Today's article is entitled "Cadman widow disputes journalist's story" in which various claims are made such as Dona Cadman's claiming that Zytaruk was not introduced to Harper.

Welcome to proving a case by way of proving the null state, or the absence of something.

It’s hard to ever prove the absence of something,
as the null state can seldom be proven to be absolute, such as:

“Dona said Zytaruk wasn't in the house that day”

“Affidavits by Harper and two of his aides also say Zytaruk did not turn his tape recorder on and off as he interviewed Harper outside the house.”

This is no doubt an essential argument that the CONs would like to advance, since the turning on and off of Ztraruk's tape recorder is no doubt the alternative explanation for the alleged "splices" in the tape and the CONs allegation that the tape was "doctored".

How credible is it that Harper and his aides can remember or even have been cognizant of Zytaruk turning off or on his tape recorder in an interview of three years ago, when Harper's Cjief of Staff, Ian Brodie can't even remember what he said to a reporter four months ago that led to the so called NAFTAgate international incident that potentially could have affected the US Presidential election? Or Maxine Bernier not ever remembering the act of leaving confidential and classified government documents in the home of his girlfriend?

Boy, do these CONs ever have selective memories. Either that or they think Canadians are gullible fools, ready to accept any bold assertion the CONs may come up with. Like 18 pages of blacked out documents as the policy rationale for Canadians losing $35 billion of their hard earned savings. Those blacked out documents only served to conceal the fraud that was being perpetrated under the guise of the innocuously named Tax Fairness Plan. Sheesh.

It's much much Easier to prove the presence of something. as follows:

Zytaruk: "I mean, there was an insurance policy for a million dollars. Do you know anything about that?"

"I don't know the details. I know that there were discussions, uh, this is not for publication?"

"This (inaudible) for the book. Not for the newspaper. This is for the book."

"Um, I don't know the details. I can tell you that I had told the individuals, I mean, they wanted to do it. But I told them they were wasting their time. I said Chuck had made up his mind, he was going to vote with the Liberals and I knew why and I respected the decision. But they were just, they were convinced there was, there were financial issues. There may or may not have been, but I said that's not, you know, I mean, I, that's not going to change."


Anonymous said...

Occam's Razor or if it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck - it's a duck

I would say that the simplest explanation in this case is that Harper was recorded discussing an insurance policy as an incentive to vote with the conservatives.



Anonymous said...

I mentioned it before in this blog, and I'll say it again: these CON's would put the NAZI's propaganda machine to shame! I tell you the Liberal's are going to need all the help it can get to beat these CON pricks.

Paul Sirois

Anonymous said...


Of all the leaders, only Stephen Harper - the talented but curiously neglected Canadian prime minister - is able to point to a popular and successful record in office.

Some will regard it as alarming that, in current times, world leadership should rest with Canada. But the Canadian Tories are a model of how to behave during a downturn.

They have kept spending in check and reduced taxes. They are playing their full role in world affairs, notably in Afghanistan.

Rather than canting about saving the world (Mr Harper, in his quiet and courteous way, is a Kyoto-sceptic) they have addressed themselves to curing remediable ills and, above all, to putting their own affairs in order.

If the rest of the world had comported itself with similar modesty and prudence, we might not be in this mess.

Anonymous said...

Hey anonymous......nice cut and paste from the Telegraph.

It motivated mr to post the following comment to their article:

Canadian Prime Minsiter Stephen Harper is not someone who you should hold to any degree of esteem. He had broken virtually every election promise that he made. most notable of which was his promise to bring accountability and transparency to office and his solemn promise to "never raid seniors nest eggs" by double taxing income trusts.

Well, he did that VERY THING, a few short months into office.....with the effect of raiding seniors nest eggs to the tune of a permanent $35 BILLION loss in their retirement savings.

Harper's idea of "transparency"?: 18 pages of blacked out documents as "proof" of alleged tax leakage/

Harper's idea of "accountability". Finance Minister Jim Flaherty: "It's not my fault" said he.

Not my fault? Does it get worse than that. maybe he should read his business card that reads "Finance Minister".

Harper is the worst thing to happen to Canada in my lifetime...he is corrupt, dishonest and cares not a wit about average Canadians.

Apart from that, I understand he loves cats.

Brent Fullard

Anonymous said...

To my anon friend...sooo nice of you to cut and paste a dyed in the wool Liberal voter's comments.
So what else is new? Do you HONESTLY think that ANYTHING a Liberal has to say in this country carries ANY weight?
C'mon now. Our guy(Harper)...is THE MAN that the rest of the world wants to emulate...YOU can't "HANDLE THE TRUTH".
Little by little ...bit by bit...Harper is achieving!

Anonymous said...

Hey anon CON troll:

Re: "Little by little ...bit by bit...Harper is achieving!"

Didn't you mean:

Little by little ...bit by bit...Harper is deceiving!

The deception is so much easier to observe than the achievement.

Brent Fullard

Anonymous said...

More evidence of the Northern Karl Rove's control tactics:


Anonymous said...

So, now we know that Donna Cadman WILL accept a bribe - unlike her husband. I wonder what they offered her...