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Merowe
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I still don't understand why Harper's personal life gets a pass, here and across the Canadian media establishment, a 100% shut-out, its been like this for years. He trades on his contrived paleolithic morality, why can't we beat him over the head with it? We're just too fucking polite I guess; but I for one would love to see this dragged into the light.

I suppose there is the fear of very real counterattack, or is it just an appeal to decency, to avoid the gutter? Or is there an element of 'think of the children' for I suppose there are some innocents involved?

I write this because I have some pretty good Ottawa connections and I just got some fresh detail on matters Harper/homefront....a rich feast indeed.


Howard
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Is Vic Toews constituency website down? I can't find a working link.


Boom Boom
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Paul Dewar releases a statement calling on Vic Toews to resign.

 

Over the past week, the Minister of Public Safety has failed his ministerial responsibilities.

First he introduced Bill C-30 which undermines Canadians' online privacy. Then he accused Canadians who raised privacy concerns of supporting child pornography. Today we learned that he had not even reviewed the most intrusive provisions of the bill before introducing it in the House of Commons.

Canadians expect better. I call on Mr. Toews to step down as Minister of Public Safety.

The buck stops with the Prime Minister. He must hold his cabinet members to account.


Howard
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Boom Boom wrote:

Paul Dewar releases a statement calling on Vic Toews to resign.

 

Over the past week, the Minister of Public Safety has failed his ministerial responsibilities.

First he introduced Bill C-30 which undermines Canadians' online privacy. Then he accused Canadians who raised privacy concerns of supporting child pornography. Today we learned that he had not even reviewed the most intrusive provisions of the bill before introducing it in the House of Commons.

Canadians expect better. I call on Mr. Toews to step down as Minister of Public Safety.

The buck stops with the Prime Minister. He must hold his cabinet members to account.

Paul Dewar is right. Good on Mr. Dewar.


Boom Boom
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Absolutely. That was the right thing to do. I'm surprised I haven't seen more MPs speak out - or maybe they have?


Lachine Scot
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Polunatic2 wrote:

 

Dan Savage does horoscopes for NOW magazine in Toronto (among other things) and is usually a fun read. 

 

Just to clarify, he doesn't write horoscopes, he writes a sex advice column called Savage Love that runs in a lot of free weeklies around north america. He also does a podcast version called Savage Lovecast which you can download weekly, I'm a pretty big fan.

He's not exactly perfect politically, for example he had supported the 2nd Iraq war for a while before it became unpopular. His advice on racial or transgendered relationship issues are often naive or wrong-headed. However, he's still one of the best spokespersons for the left in the US and isn't afraid of calling out conservatives on their hypocrisy.


Stockholm
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My hats off to Dan Savage for his "google bombing" of Santorum. Imagine how many people are googling the word "Santorum" now that the idiot is rising in the GOP polls and getting a nice surprise!


Stockholm
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Merowe wrote:

I still don't understand why Harper's personal life gets a pass, here and across the Canadian media establishment, a 100% shut-out, its been like this for years. He trades on his contrived paleolithic morality, why can't we beat him over the head with it? We're just too fucking polite I guess; but I for one would love to see this dragged into the light.

I suppose there is the fear of very real counterattack, or is it just an appeal to decency, to avoid the gutter? Or is there an element of 'think of the children' for I suppose there are some innocents involved?

I write this because I have some pretty good Ottawa connections and I just got some fresh detail on matters Harper/homefront....a rich feast indeed.

So you're leaving us sitting on hot coals in anticipation. What's the scoop?


bekayne
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Stockholm wrote:

FYI: inWarren Kinsella's column today he implies that Justin Trudeau and Ralph Goodale were responsible for "vikileaks30"

No, he was criticizing them for tweeting the address. The  funniest part of the column was where he wrote that Toews was now a "sympathetic" figure.


theleftyinvestor
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Today's Malcom Mayes cartoon in the Edmonton Journal:

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/opinion/editorial-cartoons/index.html

 

Absolutely brilliant.


Boom Boom
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Meanwhile, south of the border:


Boom Boom
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theleftyinvestor wrote:

Today's Malcom Mayes cartoon in the Edmonton Journal:

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/opinion/editorial-cartoons/index.html

 

Absolutely brilliant.

Wow! Sharing on Facebook.


janfromthebruce
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it was super cartoon BB and I shared on my FB page too!


bagkitty
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Lachine Scot wrote:

[...]

He's not exactly perfect politically, for example he had supported the 2nd Iraq war for a while before it became unpopular. His advice on racial or transgendered relationship issues are often naive or wrong-headed. However, he's still one of the best spokespersons for the left in the US and isn't afraid of calling out conservatives on their hypocrisy.

Offered in evidence, Dan Savage writing in The Stranger this weekend about the Paul Babeu affair in Arizona:

Quote:

People are presumed to be straight if they don't identify themselves as gay. And unless a guy is wearing a dress or a girl is holding a wrench, straight is the default assumption. (Not all dress-wearing men are gay, not all wrench-wielding women are lesbians.) But a man who goes to CPAC and insists that he's the only "real conservative" in his race, a man who IDs himself on his campaign website as a "true conservative," is going to be presumed to be straight by the kind of assholes who attend CPAC and by the kind of assholes who vote in GOP primaries. But the assumptions don't end there. In this political climate, with "conservative" now synonymous with political homophobia, a man who claims to be a "true conservative" doesn't just default straight. He defaults bigoted. Conservative voters will assume he holds anti-gay political beliefs and they will expect him to vote anti-gay should he be elected to office. So Sheriff Babeu stood to benefit politically-and may have actively sought to benefit politically-from the assumption that he was 1. straight and 2. anti-gay.

Yes, he sums some things up nicely.


quizzical
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T'anks for the stuff on Dan Savage.

CBC Vancouver was minimizing Toews "personal life" this morning still.

How old was the babysitter Toews got pregnant does anyone know?

 

 


vaudree
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Going through Question Period withdrawal - though I think Toews may be a bit relieve that QP is not in session.


janfromthebruce
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it's about those presumptions one makes that "some" people will gain by and know it.


NorthReport
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I'm a bit surprised how quiet this thread has become. This clown needs to be run out of town on a rail, and the sooner the better.

 

http://thetyee.ca/Blogs/TheHook/Federal-Politics/2012/02/21/Toews-Must-G...


Doug
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Anonymous has now gone further and revealed the name of Toews' mistress. She is, according to them, Stacey Meek, an assistant of Conservative Senator Terry Stratton. Oh how embarrassing!


Howard
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This deserves some more support: Spreading Santorum. It is the website Matt Savage put together to bring credit to Rick Santorum's name. I'm not sure if this is correct, but I beliebe that every time it is linked to from an external website, it rises in the google rankings. Santorum has had to spend millions with web consultants to try and get his presidential website to appear above Spreading Santorum and its blogspot on Google. Given his recent success (last few months), I am wondering if he didn't cut a side deal with google. Anyways, if you feel so inclined, spread the word.


Howard
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Howard wrote:

Is Vic Toews constituency website down? I can't find a working link.

It looks like the site is back up. Vic Toews would undoubtedly appreciate having feedback from members of the public at his Parliamentary Hill Office email address: vic.toews at parl.gc.ca

For more info, here is his information on the Parliament of Canada website.


Lachine Scot
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Doug wrote:

Anonymous has now gone further and revealed the name of Toews' mistress. She is, according to them, Stacey Meek, an assistant of Conservative Senator Terry Stratton. Oh how embarrassing!

Funny! But, was her identity unknown before?


vaudree
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Howard, look up romney. :evil

Anonymous said that everyone is fair game except for the neices and the 4 year old son.  They basically named the people that they have information on.  Thus, it is not just Toews whose secrets will be revealed.  I bet Toews is having a romney right about now.


Howard
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vaudree wrote:

Howard, look up romney. :evil

Too funny and worth spreading. Be sure to click on the word link if you don't immediately get the reference.


Debater
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The Conservatives are so disgusting.

1.  They have no right to be complaining since as people like Craig Oliver have had to concede, the information revealed is not confidential or breaking the law and is in the public record in divorce court.

2.  Unless the Conservatives have proof of who did all the leaking, they have no right to accuse the NDP or anyone else of being behind it without solid evidence.

3.  They seem to forget Vic T. deserves to be exposed for his hypocritical behaviour anyway.  Vic T. was the Newt Gingrich of Canada - a family values man who defended traditional marriage against immorality and debasement by gays and then turns around and becomes a lying, hypocritical adulterer.  Someone who was one of the biggest opponents of our gay marriage bill in 2005 and then turns out to be a such a disgusting hypocrite should have been exposed by the press anyway.


Howard
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Debater wrote:

The Conservatives are so disgusting.

1.  They have no right to be complaining since as people like Craig Oliver have had to concede, the information revealed is not confidential or breaking the law and is in the public record in divorce court.

2.  Unless the Conservatives have proof of who did all the leaking, they have no right to accuse the NDP or anyone else of being behind it without solid evidence.

3.  They seem to forget Vic T. deserves to be exposed for his hypocritical behaviour anyway.  Vic T. was the Newt Gingrich of Canada - a family values man who defended traditional marriage against immorality and debasement by gays and then turns around and becomes a lying, hypocritical adulterer.  Someone who was one of the biggest opponents of our gay marriage bill in 2005 and then turns out to be a such a disgusting hypocrite should have been exposed by the press anyway.

Seconded.


Ippurigakko
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Conservatives ve been learn from US Republican style.

Why not change name party - Republican Party of Canada not CPC? lol


vaudree
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Re Spreading:

Howard - remind me never to eat sandwiches at your place. :evil

Charlie Angus seems to be chomping at the bit to go after Toews.

The problem with the Tories is that there is so much unethical behaviour, it is hard to know what target to shoot at.


Debater
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The problem is also that as we saw in the last election, unless there is a 'smoking gun', it's hard to get Canadians to throw the Conservatives out.


Howard
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Debater wrote:

 Someone who was one of the biggest opponents of our gay marriage bill in 2005 and then turns out to be a such a disgusting hypocrite should have been exposed by the press anyway.

The media is too cozy with the politicians of all parties.


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