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Agh! You’re still here? My new site and weblog, is now up and running; new posts are building up over there, never to be mirrored here. Go! What are you waiting for? All the stuff worth keeping has been migrated over to the new server, and I don’t anticipate making any more posts here.

Bloggers and webmasters: Update your links! Simply replace with in your blogrolls or bookmarks to point to the new site. Old posts will remain on this server for as long as the people at Blogger/Google allow them to remain; unfortunately, I’m not going to bother to come up with any way of converting permalinks on this blog to their corresponding posts on the new site. Yes, I plead laziness. I also realize the irony of switching away from Blogger just it starts to add features that the demanding blog nerds insist upon.

Thanks for reading and linking, and see you over at!

—Ian King, December 13, 2004

Tuesday, August 06, 2002

Not more of this again!

Now that Progressive Conservative leader Joe Clark has announced that he will step down in spring or summer of 2003, Canadian Alliance leader Stephen Harper is calling for a merger between the two parties. This is the first that we've seen of Mr. Harper, who has been vacationing in Mexico for the past two weeks, causing many members of the punditry to labvel him "Missing in Action."

Do we really need to go through more of this unite-the-right exercise?

The Tory support that remains has no inclination to join the Alliance, with the second choice of 2000 Tory voters being Liberal in 51% of the case. Most of the Alliance party's support and players distrust the "Red Tories."

Besides, Mr. Harper campaigned for the Alliance leadership on the platform of not uniting the Tories and Alliance. This gesture of Mr. Harper's is just a last shot at Joe Clark, just for fun.
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