I felt Mulcair's quip about "trickle down economics" was funny. It was just a cute quip directed to the Conservatives. I didn't see anything mean about it.
Yeah, really the excuse that "he's a labourer and they tend to make unconventional choices," I'm sorry, but no. Parents teach their children by the age of 5 how to properly use a bathroom, and that behaviour is simply inexcusable. If that's the best one can do to demonstrate an "angry Tom," it's pretty weak.
What he did was wrong and disgusting but it's not like the cup would have been used without being washed. It was gross but the man's career maybe ruined, not just politically. He's been humiliated. I think he has paid the price for what he did.
If this man wasn't a candidate for political office and just a contract worker caught in a hidden camera sting, would anybody here show sympathy for him or his career being ruined?
This only became news because he is running for office. This wouldn't be happening to a regular worker. I am not saying he should continue to run for office. Political parties really need to improve their research skills. There is a good chance his handyman business is heavily damaged if it can survive at all. Just saying that is sufficient punishment for the crime of peeing into a coffee mug.
Seems I have to turn on your posts to see what is going on in some threads.
But what an absolute joke this post is like so many of yours -- This should go in a hall of fame for being completely goofy.
The pee in a cup story WAS a national story. When I saw the story was him I remembered seeing the original episode a couple years ago. Marketplace is one of the most popular CBC programs and in fact this story, if I remember correctly, was teased on the national news becuae it was so shocking that a contractor would do this. Marketplace is not just news it is national news on one of the most popular investigative news programs in the country on the national broadcaster.
To say that this could be a non-story if the person was not running for office is truly goofy because it already was exactly that -- when he was a nobody.
To say that it should not be a second news story -- worthy of comment and ridicule -- when this idiot who made a national news story becuase he was so crude and stupid decided to run for public office thinking nobody would remember his last 5-minutes of fame -- is also goofy.
Let's just say urinating on camera in a customer's kitchen in their mug is not a good political career move. I think it is safe to say that nobody (with any judgement) would be expected to consider that such a person could make a move to politics. And only the clueless would think that trying for a political career after that would not be news.
The fact that he thought he could win an election after doing that is perhaps a bigger story even than the fact he actually did it in the first place. This we can see by the fact that urinating in a cup was national news in Canada but running for office after was international news:
There is no kicking him when he was down factor here -- the story is already international news. To make a joke at the Conservative party's expense and connect it to other stories would be expected in an election campaign that he was running. It is hardly a low blow.
Pondering's very, very silly partisan crap is usually just annoying but this time it is a laugh riot. I am so glad I did not miss this one.