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Toews a Twitter

Caissa
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A user account on the social networking site Twitter that's being used to post personal information on Public Safety Minister Vic Toews has been linked to an IP address on Parliament Hill.

The anonymous account uses an IP address that originates within the House of Commons, the Ottawa Citizen reported Friday.

An IP address is a unique number that identifies computers in a network, which suggests that someone who works on Parliament Hill may be posting Toews's personal information online.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/02/16/toews-twitter-attack-ho...


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Boom Boom
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Saw Toews on QP yesterday. He clearly looks flustered and tired. I think he regrets some of the things he's been saying.


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Boom Boom wrote:

Saw Toews on QP yesterday. He clearly looks flustered and tired. I think he regrets some of the things he's been saying.

To whom? The media, or his wife?

https://twitter.com/#!/vikileaks30

 


Boom Boom
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Well, in the House of Commons, for sure - the stuff that's getting him in trouble.


Winston
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Could we drop a "ter" and rename this thread to "Toews a Twit"?


Caissa
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I expected all would do that silently, Winston.


Steve_Shutt
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I do hope that the person behind vikileaks30 is NOT an NDP staffer or MP.  I get the fun we have all had at the Honourable Blowhard's over-the-top rhetoric "with us or with the child pornographers" but I though Jack had tried to instill in us a higher standard.

I would hate to think that the Tories would be able to judo-flip us on something like this when clearly they are the ones who should have to be explaining their draconian thought-police bill.


Caissa
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Public Safety Minister Vic Toews will request a parliamentary investigation into a Twitter account that's being used to post his personal information and is linked to an IP address in the House of Commons.

 

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/02/16/toews-twitter-attack-ho...

Boom Boom
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I'm probably going to need more popcorn and booze. Laughing


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Apparently Toews will ask the courts to allow him to intercept all Canadian internet and telephone traffic in an attempt to defend his stained honour.

Pass it on.

Tweet.

 


Mr.Tea
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All the info that's been posted on the Twitter feed is publically accessible information. Nobody hacked his records or violated his privacy. I say keep it up. If a guy wants to run on "traditional family values" and supports "traditional marriage" while carrying on an affair and fathering a love child with his mistress and run as a "fiscal conservative" while spending hundreds of taxpayers dollars at high-end restaurants, his hypocrisy deserves to be exposed.


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Mr.Tea wrote:
run as a "fiscal conservative" while spending hundreds of taxpayers dollars at high-end restaurants, his hypocrisy deserves to be exposed.

...and being a deadbeat that does not make support payments on time.


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Steve_Shutt wrote:

I do hope that the person behind vikileaks30 is NOT an NDP staffer or MP.

I have heard rumours about the identity of the leaker, none of which point to anyone on the orange team. I am not putting any store by them until I find hard proof, though. If it is who I think it is, and they are unmasked, then there could be very unpleasant consequences for a certain party in a certain byelection happening right now.


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Steve_Shutt wrote:

I do hope that the person behind vikileaks30 is NOT an NDP staffer or MP.  I get the fun we have all had at the Honourable Blowhard's over-the-top rhetoric "with us or with the child pornographers" but I though Jack had tried to instill in us a higher standard.

I would hate to think that the Tories would be able to judo-flip us on something like this when clearly they are the ones who should have to be explaining their draconian thought-police bill.

I agree.  It has the potential to become an unfortunate distraction from the actual issue.


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Catchfire
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I think it was Jason Kenney #maybeKenneydidit


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On March 4, 2010, sex columnist Dan Savage wrote:

Canada’s unofficial “Minister of Family Values”, member of parliament Toews—surprise!—doesn’t like the gays because we’re a threat to the family and the institution of marriage....

It turned out that Toews—who once warned that gay marriage could lead to polygamy—was cheating on his wife of 25 years. After getting a much younger woman pregnant, Toews wound up getting divorced. Another marriage destroyed not by gays stomping around in fabulous jackboots, but by another straight “Christian” shitfuck politician slamming his dick into someone who isn’t his wife.

Toews’s affair became public two years ago, but the scandal didn’t destroy him—he became minister of public safety this January—because the Canadian press sniffed that Toews’s affair and divorce were private.

Excuse me, Canadian-press pansies, but a politician who scares up votes attacking the private lives of others, a politician who insists that other people are out to destroy his marriage, can’t be allowed to hide behind “my private business!” when it turns out that the only threat to the politician’s marriage was the politician’s own greasy cock.

 

Nobody should lose their job for telling Canadians the truth about Vic Toews

Charlie Smith wrote:

"It's not journalists' job to keep politicians' secrets."

So tweeted my colleague, Stephen Hui, in response to the ongoing tempest over the 2008 divorce of Public Safety Minister Vic Toews.

Hui appears to be a rarity in the Canadian media. Apparently, the divorce was widely known in the Ottawa press gallery, but it wasn't deemed newsworthy by most of them, even though Toews allegedy fathered a child out of wedlock.

When Pierre Trudeau became a dad out of wedlock, it was reported across the country. But when that paragon of family values, Toews, allegedly did the same thing when he was in Stephen Harper's cabinet, it was suddenly a nonstory in the mainstream media.

Sooner or later, we're going to find out who created the @Vikileads30 Twitter account, which claimed to release the affidavits from the now-famous divorce involving Harper's senior cabinet minister from Manitoba.

The Ottawa Citizen has already revealed that the posts on the account came from a House of Commons computer.

I expect that some opposition-party caucus staffer or researcher will fess up, possibly lose his or her job, and the Conservatives will play this up as an awful breach of ethics.

And the media cheerleaders, who value protecting politicians' privacy above telling the public about rank hypocrisy, will pile on with more criticism.

From my vantage point, it appears that all the Vikileaks revelations came entirely from the public record.

Toews and his ex-wife chose to slug it out in the courts, which are financed by taxpayers. Anytime anyone ventures into the courts, which are public venues, they should be prepared to have their affidavits publicized. Nobody should know this better than Toews, given his position in the government.

As for the other Vikileaks tweets, they appear to be entirely focused on how Toews spent tax dollars.


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What's this about Vic Toews fathering a child in a headlock?

Pass it on.

Tweet.

 


Maysie
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Mr Tea wrote:

spending hundreds of taxpayers dollars at high-end restaurants,

Last time I checked, Eggspectation wasn't a high end restaurant. How he spent $500 there is beyond me.

Cool


Unionist
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Maysie wrote:

Mr Tea wrote:

spending hundreds of taxpayers dollars at high-end restaurants,

Last time I checked, Eggspectation wasn't a high end restaurant. How he spent $500 there is beyond me.

Cool

He may have sponsored a reception for all his gfs and kids born in a headlock?

I'm sure there's a logical explanation.

 


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Maysie
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If only there was some way to control information on the internet.....


Maysie
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Unionist wrote:
 He may have sponsored a reception for all his gfs and kids born in a headlock?

I'm sure there's a logical explanation.

Dude, those restaurants aren't that big. Plus, those babies scream loudly.


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Tories Accuse NDP of 'dirty, sleazy' Twitter Attack on E-Snooping Champion

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/tories-accu...

"The Harper government is accusing the NDP of being behind a Twitter attack on Public Security Minister Vic Toews that has been anonymously broadcasting details of his marital breakdown.."


Unionist
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Actually, all we need is a law enabling the autorities to identify the #vikileaks30 tweeter without having to go through messy and lengthy court procedures.

How's a man to defend his reputation when anonymous people are publishing the truth about him anyways????


Boom Boom
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CBC's P&P  just now: that Twitter account might just be a computer on the Hill that everyone has access to - you can't prove who used it.


Lachine Scot
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Mr.Tea wrote:

All the info that's been posted on the Twitter feed is publically accessible information. Nobody hacked his records or violated his privacy.

I think this is an important point to highlight. Anyways, what's that expression again for people who demand investigations into "slander" against them and only end up having this information spread ten times as far? Is it the Streisand Effect or is that slightly different?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Streisand_effect


Arthur Cramer
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I say couldn't have happened to a more deserving guy. What a goon. Typical bully; can dish it out but can't take it. They never can.


nicky
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I was reading the Vic Toews stuff on Twitter...and this was the comment of 
one of the posters...pretty funny..
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I want someone to introduce a bill called the 'Protecting Babysitters from 
Conservative Predators Act' ..... 


Boom Boom
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Evan Solomon just said on P&P that Toews told him on "The House" he hasn't read three sections of his own bill yet.


mark_alfred
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I was checking out the Globe comments section on this story, and some of them are pretty funny.


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