Brian Jean IS a “Crazy Nutbar”

Is Brian Jean serious?

In yesterday’s Calgary Sun Brian Jean quickly tried to distance himself from his true social conservative roots.

He called everyone who is pro-life and believes that marriage is between a man and a woman “crazy and a nutbar.”

Well, apparently Brian Jean was a nutbar when he said this in parliament:

On the definition of Marriage:  “The word ‘marriage’ … describes a relationship between one man and one woman in a state-recognized contract. The institution of marriage was created for the purpose of procreation and for the nurturing of the children of the union…In my view, a stable home with a mother and father is and has always been – the foundation of our civilization and, although it may not always be attainable, I would argue that we should work toward this environment as it is best for our children. Our children are our future and must be protected.” [Hansard transcript, Dec. 7, 2006]

Or what about his Absolutely perfect voting record for the Campaign Life Coalition.

Just to give you an idea of how hardcore nutbar Brian Jean is, Campaign Life Coalition ranks him MORE CONSERVATIVE than Arch “Nutbar” Rob Anders!

 Let me say that again:

Brian Jean is MORE Socially Conservative than Rob Anders!! 

Campaign Life Coalition gives Brian Jean the green light and Rob Anders a mere yellow light. You can count on Brian Jean to vote for the social conservative issues EVERYTIME. 

So why did he practically scream NO! from the mountain tops when Rick Bell asked him if he was socially conservative?  Why did he call the core support of Wildrose nutbars and crazy? Why does he want to “sweep ” them all out of the party?

Is he a liar? Or is he betraying his beliefs for crass political opportunity?

Brian Jean has been one of those “crazies” and “nutbars” his whole life. He was born a baptist, went to a Christian liberal arts college and swore up and down that he was socially conservative during his stint in Ottawa. (Although his previous 5 or 6 wives and the alleged, secret-to-no-one harem he kept in his office of perky staffers looking to get …ahem… ahead might speak otherwise)

So now we come to yesterday and he’s bad mouthing socially conservative people… the backbone of Wildrose. Apparently there is no one he won’t flip on.

First he donates $10,000 to Jim Prentice to become leader and then wants to run against him as Wildrose.

He spends his whole life telling anyone in earshot how socially conservative he is (more than Rob Anders!) and now he’s calling them nutbars.  It’s almost too bad. I’d probably vote for the socially conservative Brian Jean.

Instead, we have  Brian “The Spatula” Jean because apparently there is nothing he won’t flip on: political parties, supporters, staffers, wives, personal religious faith…

Brian Jean: One Foot Across the Floor

You ever meet those people who just keep getting cheated on by their partners? It doesn’t matter who they date, it’s like they have a magnet for cheaters.

I’m beginning to think the Wildrose Party is like that.

Former Conservative MP Brian Jean threw his hat into the ring yesterday for the Wildrose leadership.  Great, Right? Except… there’s an $11,000 problem with that.

As you can see below, the City Centre Group donated $10,000 to Jim Prentice’s leadership campaign.

There it is in black and white. Page 12. Just a few down in the $10,000 range. City Centre Group. You know who owns City Centre Group? Brian Jean and his mother, Francis Jean. You probably know it as the famous Fort McMurray landmark:  City Centre Car Wash.

What’s really rich is that just yesterday Brian Jean was saying “I think the people of Alberta deserve better than what they’ve had for the last 44 years“.

Put your money where your mouth is Brian!

If they were really that bad, why did Brian Jean donate $10,000 to Jim Prentice? How many free PC memberships did he hand out with that money? And don’t forget  the time you and your mom donated $1,000 to Alison Redford  during the last election to help her defeat Wildrose.

$10,000 for Premier Prentice

And now Brian Jeans wants to lead Wildrose? Just what is his game here? You donate your money to the PCs and run for Wildrose? You’ve already got it figured out, don’t you? You donate to Prentice, get on his good side, win the Wildrose leadership, and then cross the floor into a cushy position… say Finance Minister?

Wildrose needs to elect someone who isn’t just a PC trying to get elected in a rural riding. They need someone who actually believes in the party and the province. We’ve had enough of these clowns.

I’m begging Wildrose not to pick Brian Jean. He’s already shown ZERO loyalty to the party. Don’t get cheated on again. Brian Jean’s already got one foot across the floor.

Seriously, even Danielle didn’t donate to Alison Redford.

 

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Danielle Smith -The PC Pretender

Over this past weekend Danielle Smith had her caucus over to her house. Nothing strange about that. It’s the Christmas season and why wouldn’t work colleagues get together for some holiday fun?

This Christmas party was a little different. Mainly because the

point of the party wasn’t to celebrate the birth of Jesus or jolly old St. Nick.

Nope. This party was Smith’s attempt to beg the Wildrose MLAs to cross the floor to the PCs.

Wildrose insiders have seen a disturbing trend with Smith. She’s been having closed door meetings with PC and Alberta Party stalwarts like Stephen Carter in order to facilitate Smith becoming a PC. Her floor crossing plans are the worst kept secret in the Legislature.

Now, she’s finally come out and openly asked her caucus to cross with her. I guess if they all go together it won’t break her “no more floor crossing” promise.

Rob Anderson, the natural successor to Smith once she’s no longer leader couldn’t be happier. He’s wanted to go back to being a PC for a long time. He’s missed the perks of power.

The real surprise here is that Danielle Smith didn’t cross earlier.

Smith has always been PC. In fact she’s only been Wildrose for a little more than a sneeze in her political career. She was president of the federal PC party after Reform had come to prominence in Alberta. She already had aspirations of political power in university.

In 2008 she was waiting in the wings to run for the PCs provincially. In 2009 she finally left the party when it was crumbling under Stelmach. Less than a year later she was running for the Wildrose Leadership.

She’s never held Wildrose values. She’s always just wanted to hold onto some sort of power and she’s been terrible at it since the beginning of her career. She couldn’t run the school board she was elected to. Gordon Dirks had to come in and save it. She snatched defeat from the jaws of victory in the 2012 provincial election and she’s driven Wildrose into the ground with whatever momentum they had for the next election.

I will say this about her. That kind of political failure is special. To take a party that was supposed to win the last election and the upcoming election and suicide it so completely, that takes talent.

So, Danielle Smith and  power hungry Wildrose MLAs will cross the floor around Christmas so the news is drowned out by the chorus of “O’ Holy Night”. She’ll probably be the Deputy Premier, or Prentice’s poodle as I will call her. And then, at Prentice’s earliest convenience he will slit their collective throats in the nominations.

Never suffer a traitor in your numbers. And that will be it for the Wildrose and the real conservatives in Alberta will take back the party that they began.

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Feminism

This is a pretty big moment for me.

One of my heroes, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, has called out the people who were upset over Matt Taylor’s shirt. She told them to stop worrying about “Trivial Bullshit”. Check out the article in the Washington Examiner here.

She says that radical Islam is doing things to women that are actually terrible. And that feminism has gotten sidetracked away from making sure women have access to education and personal liberty.

It’s the same argument I made in my last blog post. Hirsi Ali, of course makes the argument much more eloquently. I’m just happy that I was on the same wavelength.

Lumbersexuals, Metrosexuals and Manliness

Over the last few days there’s been a fair amount of talk over this new classification of men called “Lumbersexuals.”

You may ask yourself, what is a “Lumbersexual”? Do I even want to know? Let me enlighten you.

Apparently a Lumbersexual is someone who dresses in flannel or plaid, has a beard and seems very manly. The original article posted at Gear Junkie here.

According to them:

“Today, the metrosexual is a disappearing breed being quickly replaced by men more concerned with existing in the outdoors, or the pseudo-outdoors, than meticulous grooming habits.He is bar-hopping, but he looks like he could fell a Norway Pine.He looks like a man of the woods, but works at The Nerdery, programming for a healthy salary and benefits. His backpack carries a MacBook Air, but looks like it should carry a lumberjack’s axe. He is the Lumbersexual.”

So the Lumbersexual is essentially the style pendulum swinging from effeminate metrosexual to the hyper masculine lumbersexual. Now let me tell you why this is all ridiculous.

Full disclosure, I have a great beard and I wear plaid and plaid flannel when it gets cold out. This isn’t some new trend with me. I’ve been able to grow a full beard since highschool. When I was playing football I liked to have a beard because it made the chinstrap on my helmet more comfortable. Plus, nothing says manly like playing on the line with a full beard. You may as well be wrestling with your pet sabretooth tiger.

Anyways, I eventually had to shave my beard for various jobs I got to pay for my education. Plus, my prom date hated and probably still hates facial hair. After I got a new job and a lady friend that appreciated facial hair I was all about it. As far as the plaid flannel goes, I live in Alberta. ‘Nuff said.

This doesn’t make me a “Lumbersexual”.

It makes me a man. I know what I wanted and what I wanted to put out into the world. This is who I am and what I look like. Barring some other life circumstances I will likely have a beard and be wearing plaid when my grandchildren visit me. This is who I am.

All this metrosexual/lumbersexual stuff is nonsense. They’re just labels being attached to styles for people who want to be hip and with it. For the rest of us, we look how we want to look because it makes us feel like ourselves and it makes us feel powerful. When I walk down the street, I feel good about myself because I know I look good. I take pride in my appearance. I’ve known many men who would fall into either the lumbersexual or metrosexual label but weren’t those. They were just themselves. They gave off the image of a man who knew who he was. They didn’t label themselves anything other than who they were. For example, a friend of mine I worked with, he was probably more on the metrosexual side. He was meticulously groomed, probably used skin creams or whatever, but when you looked at him, he wasn’t metrosexual. He was Kevin. A good man.

I’ve also seen some commentators talking about some weird “beard culture” privilege whatever. It’s all non-sense. Stop trying to fit into these culturally empty labels and take pride in yourself.

Real men aren’t going to get caught up in these labels or trends because they don’t care about being a  part of the pack. They figure out who they are and live it. Being authentic to yourself has always been a timeless style.