Paging Jack Layton

Kudos to Hunter at Climbing out of the Dark for this awesome YouTube video showcasing what a rude, arrogant, disrespectful man MP Pat Martin is.

This is required viewing – especially for his constituents, and anyone in the NDP caucus that preaches about the need for Parliamentary decorum.

And he doesn’t limit his verbal abuse to Bev Oda.  He also calls the document signer a “Phantom Flunky”.  Public servants are alright with that? He also attempts to intimidate and badger CIDA President Margaret Biggs around the 6:40 mark and is rightfully smacked down by Chair Joe Preston.

Jack Layton, where are you? Do you condone this behaviour?

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Update

More from Hunter! – Martin and McGuinty, Bully Boys!

Wrap Up Of The Bully Boys In All Their GloryClimbing out of the Dark

Memories of Bullying Past. (And here we gave Jack the benefit of the doubt. Silly us.)

Don’t step in the bullpuckyDavid Frum:

It is important for democracies to be vigilant against abuses of power. Yet at the same time, the promiscuous invention of scandal where none exists is dangerous to democracy as well.

The promiscuous invention of scandal is dangerous because it does harm to good people. But even worse: The promiscuous invention of scandal gives cover to bad people.

After all: If the bullpucky scandals concocted in the past few weeks were truly as bad as the scandals of the Chrétien years, then it would logically follow that the scandals of the Chrétien years were no worse than the bullpucky scandals. And wouldn’t that be convenient for the authors of the Chrétien-era scandals?

Indeed. This Ipsos poll seems to agree with Mr. Frum – Voters think Conservatives best party to deliver honest government: poll:

“The legacy of Adscam is still there for the Liberal party, in spite of the fact that they have changed their leader, in spite of the fact they have gone through purgatory through two election campaigns,” Mr. Bricker said.

“They have not been able to distinguish themselves as any better than anybody else on ethics.”

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191 Responses to Paging Jack Layton

  1. Ontario Girl says:

    That video just shows Pat Martins abuse the first time he questioned Bev Oda. There is another series of questions he asked her when he compared her testamony to OJ Simpson and said things like what planet do you live on etc. Then he wanted her answers to be short & quick. Not so much when Mary Corkery from Kairos was on. She sat and gave speeches with NO abuse OR interruptions. Likewise with Ned Franks. No wonder the coalition witch hunt, kangaroo Court wanted all the 2 days of testamony hidden from the public and a motion with 2 pages and no witness testamony. Sort of like Cuba and Iran.
    This is ethics and democracy Coalition style. How do you like it so far? NOT!!!!!

    There is another abuse of committee going on right now on CPAC. Conservatives being talked over. Their voices can’t be heard. A Liberal ploy.This is the opposition abusing their powers in committee for political gain…nothing more. They don’t care about Canada.”Just in it for themselves.” Disgusting.

    • Joanne says:

      There is another series of questions he asked her when he compared her testamony to OJ Simpson and said things like what planet do you live on etc.

      Good point Ontario Girl. If anyone can find that segment in the Parliament video library and provide access info we would be ever so grateful. Thanks.

  2. Dirt says:

    Nice work, that video can do some serious damange to Layton during the election.

  3. Liz J says:

    That ar*****e Martin was trying to take over the whole Committee, he was at times overriding the Chair. He should have been tossed out on his rear for such contempt.

    Layton needs to be forced out of his hiding place on this outrageous behaviour by one of his MP’s or we can only assume he agrees with his hostile defamation of another Member of Parliament.

  4. Ontario Girl says:

    Here’s the kicker. On CPAC committee from March 10th, last week, on “The copyright act bill c-32….coalition member Carol lavillee Block, just stated(before the committee starts)” Chair, I would like all members to respect the witnesses today and give them a change to answer questions, regardless if you like the answers or not.” The witness….none other then the coalition, CBC, The Star and Globe and Mail darling, Margaret Atwood. This is the women who signed a petition to not allow Sun News TV to go on the air. So where was a statement like that when Bev Oda was being treaded like a second class citizen by the committee? Atwood will say what they want…Bev Oda doesn’t fit into their coalition hidden agenda.

  5. Ontario Girl says:

    This Margaret Atwood must be respected…Pablo Rodriguez(charged with drunk driving) is on the committee…..

    http://unambig.com/petition-against-sun-tv-proves-we-need-the-channel/

  6. wilson says:

    If Jack Layton didn’t approve of Pat Martin’s abusive language, he wouldn’t keep putting Martin infornt of a mic, cameras and on committees.

    Far from disapproving, Jack Layton switches out Martin with Mulcair.
    There is video of Mulcair’s attack on Andrew Coyne re: Quebec most corrupt province.
    Imo, Mulcair is worse than Martin.

    Make no mistake about it, Jack Layton approves of this or it would not keep happening.

  7. Ontario Girl says:

    Does Olivia Chow approve? The Block woman on the committee approved. There is video on CPAC of the Oda testamony.
    Joan Bydon of the canadian Press wrote this…..

    New Democrat Pat Martin repeatedly locked horns with Oda, describing her as “minister of weasel words” and expressing doubt that funding applications would be routinely treated in such a sloppy manner.

    “If that’s common practice in your department, that’s one screwed-up department,” Martin said. “She’s building a case that she’s a lousy minister.”

    Conservative MP Tom Lukiwski said the kangaroo-court atmosphere of Friday’s meeting demonstrated all three opposition parties are bound and determined to find Oda in contempt, regardless of the facts.

    “I think that was pre-determined before these committee hearings started.”

    • Joanne says:

      QP covering BigMouthgate. Quick clip of Pat Martin saying something about Bev Oda either being a poor Minister or a liar but in stronger words. I don’t remember that one in Hunter’s video.

      Of course CTV will be crucifying Bev Oda not Pat Martin.

  8. Liz J says:

    Tom Lukiwski is right.

    It’s a true Kangaroo court. When they ask questions they don’t allow answers by interrupting and making more nasty accusations laced with innuendo type name calling.

    The dirty rat called Pat Martin may as well have called Minister Oda a weasel and a liar, he certainly skirted around it.

  9. maz2 says:

    Of socialism: the religion of Liberal-socialist IggyRaeMcGuinty, Taliban Jack LaytoNDP, commie Duceppe Bloc: the Separatist Coalition.

    Socialism’s natural end result: Fear*.

    >>> “of the sacrifices ahead, of more austerity, of a ruined domestic economy, of suffering, of hope.”

    Hope*.

    …-

    “Ireland for sale”

    […]

    “And then something happened. Something like a switch tripped and the Minister began talking of the challenges stricken Ireland faces. The room tensed, as he laid out the government view, so similar to the last government’s, of the sacrifices ahead, of more austerity, of a ruined domestic economy, of suffering, of hope. He invited investors to come to a country which was now much cheaper than three years previously. It was obviously not easy for him, talking like this – with less fluency and warmth – on these dry technical issues. At a certain moment he called Ireland a “company”, and not a “country”. As he spoke, I thought I would like to hear a politician speak with the same warmth about politics as about what we term “real life”. I also thought, given our Irish character, as the country prepares to sell off the little that is left of it, that the last thing we would do is confront him on such an enormous issue.

    As the Minister finished his speech, he looked across the room, and said “As for that man at the back, shaking his head vigorously, I’d be happy to have a talk with him later.” He was looking in my direction. I looked around. There was no-one there. Even now, I’m still wondering whether he was referring to me. I distinctly remember at one moment harrumphing. I think I must have rolled my eyes once. When he left the podium, however, I loped off to the bar, like everyone else. I am Irish too. I would have been completely unable to debate something as enormous, as vital to the country’s interests, as this. Because it’s all so embarassing. Being Irish, I think we have a default gesture, one obvious when the country was rich and madly heading for the drop, and now poor, and desperate for investment, and money, and heading for the drop. It’s a gesture which is to cross your fingers, scrunch up your eyes, your body clenched, hoping the good times last, the bad times don’t.”

    http://www.presseurop.eu/en/content/blog/559731-ireland-sale

    *Hope and *Fear:

    “Hope* is charming, lively, blue-eyed wench, & I am always glad of her company, but could dispense with the visitor she brings with her, her younger sister, fear*, a white liver’d-lilly-cheeked, bashful palpitating, awkward hussey that hangs like a green girl at her sister’s apron strings & will go with her whithersoever she goes.”
    (Letters of Charles and Mary Anne Lamb)

  10. Ontario Girl says:

    Jane Taber and Craig Oliver just said they hear from the opposition, that there will be a vote on Friday to hold the govt. in contempt od parliament on “ETHICS”.

    All Conservative members are to be ready in their seats at 1:15pm on Friday.

    CTV are in the know of the opposition.

    Iggy up next. PUKING already and only a few minutes into it.

  11. Liz J says:

    Stunning really to hear Mr Oliver of QP ask Peter McKay if he would be using our Special Force in this operation. Oliver is either being a smart ass trying to make trouble or he’s stupid to think that sort of information can be divulged. Shudder to imagine a media like ours and our technology during the last World war. They want to tell all our military secrets, they want us to lose because it’s a Conservative government. Their rabid ongoing attempts to take down this government is politically driven to the point our best interest and safety is not on their agenda.

  12. Richco says:

    might be a good time to refresh ourselves with the long, LONG list of Liberal scandals when they were in power – anyone have a link to a list like that?

    You know what really bugs me about the Oda issue is that even journalists normally known as friendly to the CPC and the PM have come out against Oda. I also had a discussion yesterday via email with one of those who said that right or wrong Oda should never have given the opposition an opening like that. Whether it was a simple misunderstanding or not, it was fodder for the opposition.

  13. Martin says:

    Pat Martin appears to have watched Point Of Order one too many times, and cast himself in the role of Senator McCarthy. McCarthy’s downfall was swift once he went too far and the same could happen here. It all depends on Layton. I agree these clips would make telling points against any notions of the NDP being a voice for women in a campaign. It would be fascinating to hear an opinion from O. Chow regarding Martin’s tactics against consevative women.

  14. maz2 says:

    Update: Liberal Iggy’s O’Harvard buddy: o.

    “*Barack Obama – Narcissist or Merely Narcissistic?”

    “*This is his sole legacy: a massive post-traumatic stress disorder.”

    …-

    “Liberal Democrats in uproar over Libya action (Kucinich calls for Obama’s impeachment)”

    A hard-core group of liberal House Democrats is questioning the constitutionality of U.S. missile strikes against Libya, with one lawmaker raising the prospect of impeachment during a Democratic Caucus conference call on Saturday.

    Reps. Jerrold Nadler (N.Y.), Donna Edwards (Md.), Mike Capuano (Mass.), Dennis Kucinich (Ohio), Maxine Waters (Calif.), Rob Andrews (N.J.), Sheila Jackson Lee (Texas), Barbara Lee (Calif.) and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D.C.) “all strongly raised objections to the constitutionality of the president’s actions” during that call, said two Democratic lawmakers who took part.

    Kucinich, who wanted to bring impeachment articles against both former President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney over Iraq — only to be blocked by his own leadership — asked why the U.S. missile strikes aren’t impeachable offenses.

    Kucinich also questioned why Democratic leaders didn’t object when President Barack Obama told them of his plan for American participation in enforcing the Libyan no-fly zone during a White House Situation Room meeting on Friday, sources told POLITICO.

    And liberals fumed that Congress hadn’t been formally consulted before the attack and expressed concern that it would lead to a third U.S. war in the Muslim world.

    (Excerpt) Read more at politico.com …”

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2691755/posts

    *O’narcissist:

    “This is his sole legacy: a massive post-traumatic stress disorder.”

    http://www.globalpolitician.com/25109-barack-obama-elections

    http://pajamasmedia.com/richardfernandez/2011/03/20/the-european-led-libya-mission-continues/#comment-149770

  15. Hunter says:

    I have more video coming. You might want to watch this one, it’s a Bloc member grilling Oda. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EHzKNMNus8

    • Joanne says:

      I have more video coming

      Good stuff Hunter! Let Canadians decide for themselves exactly who is in contempt.

  16. Ontario Girl says:

    258 Liberal Scandals….media don’t talk about Liberal scandals…

    http://www.freedominion.ca/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=591420

  17. maz2 says:

    Joe McCarthy was right.

    The Venona Files* is the proof.

    >>> “Identities soon emerged of American, Canadian, Australian, and British spies in service to the Soviet government,”.

    Pat MartiNDP is no Joe McCarthy.

    Martin is a committed socialist-communist commissar.

    …-

    “Martin says:
    March 20, 2011 at 11:39 am

    Pat Martin appears to have watched Point Of Order one too many times, and cast himself in the role of Senator McCarthy.”

    …-

    “*Venona Files”

    “The Venona project intercepted codes passed among agents of the communist Soviet Union during World War II, and attempted to decrypt them. This was a project by the United States and United Kingdom during the Cold War. It helped identify people who were spying for the Soviet Union, and passing military secrets (such as information about the atomic bomb). Historians John Earl Haynes and Harvey Klehr have stated,

    Unfortunately, the success of government secrecy in this case has seriously distorted our understanding of post-World War II history. Hundreds of books and thousands of essays on McCarthyism, the federal loyalty security program, Soviet espionage, American communism, and the early Cold War have perpetuated many myths that have given Americans a warped view of the nation’s history in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s. [1] ”

    “With the first break into the code, Venona revealed the existence of Soviet espionage[18] at Los Alamos National Laboratories.[19] Identities soon emerged of American, Canadian, Australian, and British spies in service to the Soviet government, including Klaus Fuchs, Alan Nunn May and Donald Maclean, a member of the Cambridge Five spy ring. Others worked in Washington in the State Department, Treasury, Office of Strategic Services,[20] and even the White House. The decrypts show that the U.S. and other nations were targeted in major espionage campaigns by the Soviet Union as early as 1942. Among those identified are Ethel and Julius Rosenberg; Alger Hiss; Harry Dexter White,[21] the second-highest official in the Treasury Department; Lauchlin Currie,[22] a personal aide to Franklin Roosevelt; and Maurice Halperin,[23] a section head in the Office of Strategic Services. By comparing the known movements of the agents with the corresponding activities described in the intercepts, the FBI and the code-breakers were able to match the aliases with the actual spies.[24] Nearly every American military and diplomatic agency of any importance was compromised to some extent[25]”

    http://www.conservapedia.com/Venona_files#cite_note-24

  18. Ontario Girl says:

    Interesting…Craig Owliver said “the province of Quebec is working out a deal on the harmonizing of the GST but it still needs some more talks. It won’t be in the budget but will the Block support the budget now? If not the CPC can campaign on that. So will it happen?”

    John Ivison said..”There will be things like pensions, Dr.’s and nurses, etc.so the NDP will look foolish it they don’t support it. BUT this Carson thing…will it stick? Harper is a family man & no-one will stick this to HIM. We will see a dip in the polls next week.”

    Jane Taber said…”This Carson scandal is taudy with a hooker and she’s a prostatute. Ignatieff is sure fisty today”.

    Craig said….”Carson said he talks to harper all the time but maybe he says that to get business?””I can’t imagine this Govt. NOT falling.””Is it possible to have an open and accessable Govt?””They did want an election but after THIS now they don’t want one.”

    Malorie Beauchemain from La Press(bit dipsy) said…”Escorts, influence peddling. Doesn’t look good. This is a new scandal now where’s the majority? There is so much damage. Everyone thinks this Govt. is unethical”.

    That our Media in action for the Liberals and a coalition.

  19. wilson says:

    Trying to tie PMSHs judgement to a man, who worked for 3 Cons PMs and John Charest, who at 60+ took a questionable turn in his life,
    is really reaching.
    It might get the pointy shoes in the OLO, Liblogs and media all sexcited,
    but seriously, it is just a sad sight.

    Did those crack journalists, Jane and Craig, ask Iffy about the nearly 400 Canadian forces personel about to engage in war?

  20. Martin says:

    maz2:
    As you mention, Senator McCarthy was right about a number of things, but not in his attacks on the US Army, the subject of the documentary and his ultimate downfall.
    It is in parliamentary antics, that I am noticing a resemblance to Pat Martin: bullying and harrassing witnesses, talking over answers, even the scowl used to intimidate adversaries. I find it a tad ironic that a paragon of the left could use the same tactics which they so deplore when used by others.

  21. wilson says:

    Jack Layton being mr. nice guy is a narrative out there because the NDP have never been scrutinized as possible contenders for government.
    It will take awhile for that perception to wear off,
    hopefully there is more on that coalition tape to expose Jack as the devious self serving politician he truly is.

    This election will be different due to the failed coalition of losers,
    and the reality, they will do it again, because they can.

    Jack Layton approves of Pat Martin and Thomas Mulcair’s attacks,
    that’s why they keep doing it.
    Martin & Mulcair answer to Jack. period.

  22. Fay says:

    Good work Hunter. As a Manitoban I am deeply ashamed of Pat Martin. The voters of Winnipeg center need to send this MP a message.

  23. Richco says:

    Ont. Girl @ 11:59 – re: 258 reasons – excellent thanks.
    Hunter, great jobs on the videos – I can think of one more IF you have time.
    The video would be titled “258 Reasons “NOT” to Trust the Ignatieff Led Liberals”
    (don’t include the word “not” in the same line but squeeze it in just like the Oda/CEDA document)

    Run the list of 258 reasons that Ont. Girl has linked to with some appropriate song as the items roll up the screen like movie credits.

    I think Canadians need a refresher course on how scandalous the LPOC were/are.

    Someone wondered in another thread about where Bob Rae was in all of this – one of two places – 1) he’s either the coalition coup puppet-master putting the finishing touches on the one new Lib/NDP/BLOC coalition party, because if they take the gov’t down on the basis of what the committee report then the PM should force them to run as one party under one Coalition banner.

    or 2) he’s waiting to make his own moves next week, throw Iggy under the bus, not show up for the confidence vote so he can curry favour with those liberals on the ground who don’t want an election or Ignatieff leading them.

  24. Gwen says:

    verbal abuse? hardly. ever wathced Baird go after someone? i guess you don’t mind his nasty ways since he’s one of yours.

    • Joanne says:

      Gwen – Sometimes I allow comments like yours at 1:00 pm for my own amusement. Looking forward to seeing what the folks here think.

  25. wilson says:

    ”…It’s such a disgusting abuse of process that it has never been used before in Canada’s history…
    But it hardly warrants foisting an unwanted election on Canadians through a historic, unprecedented contempt of Parliament declaration based solely on shallow partisan politics.

    That, in itself, is contemptuous..”

    Exactly, it’s historic alright,
    and imo it should be met with a challenge in the Supreme Court,
    and it can be.
    If Parliament wants to set this kind of precedent,
    it should have a SCoC, and Millikens rulings should also be scrutinized by his peers.
    Imo he failed his Office.

    http://www.ottawasun.com/comment/editorial/2011/03/18/17674471.html

  26. Ontario Girl says:

    When Jane taber talked to the creepy iggy, not one question was asked or mentioned about Libya or japan.
    Iggy said he doesn’t know whats going to happen this week. An election could be this week or next year. its up to the committee to report all options. Canadians care about their democracy. Canadians think harper can’t be trusted with POWER.Canadians are waking up. 2 RCMP investigations in one week. 4 members charged with election fraud. 56 BILLION dollar deficet..spending like a drunken sailor,a billion dollars. Highly partisan spending just to win an election. Wrong economic choices & abusing POWER.
    Jane says”I heard there is going to be an election this week.” Iggy almost takes her head off..”Glad you know Jane, I don’t!!!!”

    Then they show iggys nasty attack ad(But leave out the smear on bev Oda..edited)Jane says..”Thats not an attack on his personality”. Iggy said Canadians need to know if they want 4 more years of a harper Govt. or a Liberal Govt.
    Then Jane says..”The cons. say your family were born with a silver spoon in their mouths…best schools etc,”.
    Iggy answered with…”My family lost everything in the Russian Revolution.My dad worked on ties on the railroad. Harper attacked my patrism and now he is attacking my family. This is a PM that will say anything to hold POWER. My ad is not personal attacks. He attacks my dad and family and HE CROSSES THE LINE.”

    That was it. Him attacking the prime minister and iggy was angry.

    LOLOL…what a weasel.

  27. Liz J says:

    How did Ignatieff do on QP today? Was he doing waffles and wearing flip-flops?

  28. Ontario Girl says:

    I was waiting forJane Taber to askIggy if his support NOW of a Quebec arena wasn’t HIS attempt at buying votes?Nope…no such question. it was more of a platform for him to talk to voters.His attack ad has been on CTV all morning. Wonder if they run it for free?
    Craig Oliver said to Pat Martin..” Did you overdo it? Saying Oda had an OJ Simpson defence was a “BIT” much.”All Martin said was she got a ough ride.
    David McGuinty said they “just want to know how many jails have to be built?” WHAT. NONE and he knows it…its upgrading on existing jails. Even I know that. Talk about lying to the public. They call Bev Oda a liar? Too comical. He said they don’t know yet how they will report on Bev Oda but they are influenced by the Parliamentary budget Office(Kevin Page) We can’t trust Harpers numbers.
    Tom Lukiwski said the coalition committee had the Govt. in contempt before hearing from any witnesses and Owliver told McGuinty he would give him the last word because he couldn’t leave that statement hanging.

    What a bunch of losers and the CTV crew are sickening. A one hour show and a massive smear job on the Govt.

  29. Ontario Girl says:

    oops…Pat Martin said she got a ROUGH RIDE.

  30. Barbara says:

    So, Iggs, attacking your family crosses the line, does it? I don’t remember you saying the Libs crossed the line when they questioned Harper’s love for his son when he shook his hand. I also didn’t hear you saying it crossed the line when stories came out about the Harper’s marriage being in trouble. I guess the only family that deserves respect is yours – true typical Liberal. yuk.

  31. wilson says:

    A bit of net surfing, and I sense the Liberal cheerleaders are not ‘feeling’ this will go well for Iffy and gang.

    Also, again, ‘most read’ shown on CTV/CBC, are not scandals, not ‘all about Iffy’.
    Japan, Libya and can eating broccoli prevent cancer…..seriously, most in top 9

  32. jt says:

    You are “paging” Jack! Layton? What for?

    Here is JL:

    “The negotiating process, I am, by the way in very very regular touch with the leader of the Liberal party, and the leader of the Bloc, frequently every day. At the same time, negotiation processes are underway, and in fact as we speak, our negotiating team that I’ve named to meet with the Liberal negotiating team are discussing the mechanics of a coalition government, and the form that it would take, the structure of cabinet, the way in which the logistics of a coalition government with the Liberals and the New Democrats would work, the key roles, and dispute resolution mechanisms, timelines, et cetera.”

    Here he is again: “What about the legitimacy of the democratic process, yeah, what about it?”

    Pat Martin is operating with the full support of Jack Layton and I’d bet money, Olivia Chow. The above “coalition” negotiations were in effect BEFORE THE LAST ELECTION!!! They lied at the ballot box by presenting themselves as individual Parties, when really they were sureptitiously engineering an electoral “coup” should they lose. In fact, I would state that they knew that they were going to lose and had this “ace in the hole” thinking that the precedent had already been set. What they failed to do was act before the throne Speech had beeen read. Duh! Talk about being caught up in their own invincibility.

    You can read the above here:
    http://www.stephentaylor.ca/2008/11/transcript-of-ndp-conference-call/

    I’ve posted the “line” above umpteen times on this blog and other blogs, since the Coalition became known! I guess it’s just beyond anyone’s comprehension to understand the slimy twerp’s activities are anti-Canada. At least the Canada we all know.

    Why the Cons have NOT ripped all three a new one on their seditious activities is beyond me! There is enough ammo out there to make their case against these marxist usurpers that I really wonder if they are even up to the task.

    Elizabeth May got one thing right: Canadians are stupid! We prove it to her and these marxists every day.

    • Joanne says:

      Jt – Keep reminding us of that link. And here’s more from the same source:

      ...we’re in the middle of a very historic time, and we’re playing a key role in it, in some ways a catalytic role actually, because as we think back, we’ll realize that nobody really imagined that it would be possible for the Bloc Quebecois, the Liberal party of Canada ever to enter into any kind of a discussion around the future of the country and it turned out that we were the glue, and spotted and prepared for the opportunity, and had taken the steps that were required so that when that opportunity arose, which was when Mr. Harper made his disastrous strategic error, by not providing stimulus to the economy, and instead playing political games, we were able to move, and things began to move very quickly, however, many obstacles remain in our way, and so we’re in a real battle now.

      We can’t ever trust those guys again.

  33. greenleaf says:

    Pat M was not even part of the committee, he was a “guest”, what I saw was a man with two horns, blazing eyes, fangs and a pitchfork! aka the d.v.il. What an evil person!
    Their main concern is the funding of Kairos and their beloved Cida, I wonder if they help fund the opp parties (undercover) of course!

  34. maz2 says:

    PET Cemetery Scoop:

    Liberal Iggy is expectorating like a drunken left-Liberal/socialist Pat MartiNDP.

    Iggy slanders Canada’s sailors* and Canadians.

    …-

    >>> “Ignatieff says PM ‘spending like a drunken sailor'”

    http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/TopStories/20110320/ignatieff-attacks-harper-spending-110320/

    …-

    *Canada’s sailors:

    “HMCS Charlottetown leaves for Libya”

    http://www.canadaeast.com/rss/article/1385304

    http://www.smalldeadanimals.com/mt/mt-comments.cgi

  35. Sammy says:

    Fay,my fellow Manitoban..I have apologized to our dear friends here prev.for Pat Martin! I honestly cannot understand how any person..especially a woman..could mark an ‘X’ by his name.The Dipper/union flunkies here in Man.have a lot to answer for if that is the quality they want in an MP.I happen to be a Prov.Gov’t employee..have NEVER even thot of following the ‘sheep’ in CUPE/MGEU and voting for those losers.As a matter of fact,I created quite a rucus at one union mtg,when I questioned if any of my dues were going to support the Dippers..and if so,then remove me from this practice as I was offended,and disgusted by the Union tactics.Needless to say,I wasn’t accepted as Shop Steward!! My own co-workers had put forward my name,as I am known as a bit of a ‘mouthpiece’ and WON’T back down.I want NO affiliation with the likes of Martin..and I have contacted Union headquarters to voice this.They are a bunch of cowards.

    • Joanne says:

      As a matter of fact,I created quite a rucus at one union mtg,when I questioned if any of my dues were going to support the Dippers..and if so,then remove me from this practice as I was offended,and disgusted by the Union tactics.Needless to say,I wasn’t accepted as Shop Steward!!

      You are a brave woman Sammy. I applaud you.

  36. Jen says:

    Can you imagine ‘the markets remaing high under a unstable coalition government? NEVER?
    Can you imagine businesses will be ‘ordered’ to speak in both offical languages ordered by coalition BLOC?
    I can’t see Alberta or Sask or BC surrending their wealth to the most unsable coalition government; we no doubt will demand ‘separation’ to protect our resources.
    Which tells the coalition, WHERE are they going to get the ‘money’ to sustain their personal lifestyle and friends’ and their NANNY STATE. Maybe from Quebec’s hydro, or NFLD’S off shore drilling.

    The MSM support the Coalition and their radical ideas. Canada is not in their focus.
    Which tells me the MSM are in favour of living under a unstable coalition government with higher taxes, moratorium, protectionism because so far, they have not shown any interest of reacting to the coalition party idealogy. Either the MSM are very stupid to say nothing or they are completely and totally afraid of the coalition.
    Canada is just a soil to stand on but to fight for her and keep her safe from radicals has never been demonstrated by the MSM.
    God Bless our Canada, our PMSH and Canadians.

  37. Ontario Girl says:

    Pat Martin had a chance to say he was sorry for his actions on Question period when Craig Oliver brought his actions up. He sat there all smug and self serving and did nothing. When Tom Lukiwski finally had a chance to say something(He wasn’t in the studio) Pat Martin can be heard mumbling over him in the background. He is desperate because he sees his chance to be the Govt. in the only means an NDP will ever get.

    CBC makes me ill. They have said these two words so much today its in every one of their sentences….COALITION and REGIME. The same words the Libs are using.Is this brain washing?

    This story is why i will never trust a media story ever again…look at the name dropping of innocent people and he doesn’t say that Carson is not in the Govt. and PM Harper called the RCMP on the guy…..how much more do we have to take of this BS?

    http://thechronicleherald.ca/Front/1234007.html

  38. Gabby in QC says:

    I haven’t watched QP yet, but I gather from the comments that Ignatieff thinks his family is being personally attacked by the PM.

    During CPAC’s This Week with Mark Sutcliffe journalist Elizabeth Thompson mentioned the Citizenship & Immigration website has an article about Ignatieff’s family. Here it is:
    — beginning of CIC article
    “George Ignatieff: Peacemonger
    George Ignatieff (1913–1989), one of Canada’s most celebrated diplomats and a man devoted to the cause of peace, was among the comparatively small number of Russian newcomers who landed on Canadian shores in the 1920s.

    Ignatieff, whose father was a famous Russian aristocrat, was born in St. Petersburg on 16 December 1913. Within a few brief years, the Russian Revolution and civil war had put an end to his sheltered childhood and the wealth and privileges enjoyed by his family. His public–spirited and highly respected father, once an education minister under the Czar, was arrested and jailed in 1918 by the Bolsheviks, but then was miraculously released in time for the family to escape to England.

    In England, the neophyte émigrés operated a dairy farm. Young George attended St. Paul’s, a boarding school, until the sale of the farm forced the family to move once again. While his father tried to raise funds in Europe for Russian refugees, Mrs. Ignatieff set out in 1928 with George and his brother, Leonid, for Canada, where two other brothers of George’s, Nick and Jim, had already settled.

    Although there was barely enough money for basic necessities, George’s resourceful mother managed to squeeze enough out of the household budget to send her young son to Montreal’s exclusive Lower Canada College. The stock market crash of 1929, however, put an abrupt end to George’s private–school education. With the advent of the Great Depression, Ignatieff and the rest of his family united under one roof in Thornhill on the northern outskirts of Toronto.

    After graduating from Toronto’s Jarvis Collegiate Institute, George Ignatieff enrolled at the University of Toronto as a student of political economy. This turned out to be a particularly fortunate move because at the university he was exposed to the innovative ideas and influence of Donald Creighton and Harold Innis, then the rising stars of Canadian political and economic history. From these two inspiring teachers Ignatieff gained, in his words, “an insight into both the unity and the diversity of the country, the need to balance its cohesive forces against its economic regionalism and the cultural duality of the founding races.”

    Graduation from the University of Toronto was followed by a stint at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. George Ignatieff’s time at Oxford coincided with the Spanish Civil War and the growing militarization of the Axis powers. To make sure that he was not misinterpreting what he believed were the portents of another world war, Ignatieff travelled as often as he could in Italy and Germany. Some chilling discoveries awaited him, especially at Nürnberg. There he was appalled by the sight of a sea of storm troopers parading in front of the Führer.

    After the outbreak of the Second World War, George Ignatieff enlisted in the British army. He was still in the army when, at the urging of Lester B. Pearson, then serving at the Canadian High Commission in London, he wrote the examination for the position of third secretary in Canada’s foreign service. His top standing in the exam landed him a post in Canada’s Department of External Affairs in 1940.

    As a civil servant, George Ignatieff developed an expertise in East–West relations, particularly at the United Nations, where he served as Canadian Ambassador from 1966 to 1969 and as President of the Security Council from 1968 to 1969. He also served as Ambassador to Yugoslavia from 1956 to 1958 and as Permanent Representative to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) from 1963 to 1966. During the 1950s and 1960s Ignatieff participated in highly charged negotiations involving most of the world’s hot spots—the Middle East, Suez, Korea, Czechoslovakia, Cyprus—and discussed disarmament with anybody who would listen to him.

    After retiring from the Department of External Affairs, George Ignatieff served as Provost of Trinity College, University of Toronto, from 1972 to 1979 and as Chancellor of that university from 1980 to 1986. In addition to his work in higher education, he continued to champion the cause of disarmament, speaking frequently and eloquently on the subject.”
    — end of CIC article

    IMO. it is inaccurate to portray the Ignatieffs as arriving in Canada with only the clothes on their back. It is equally inaccurate to portray Ignatieff’s family as having it very easy when they first arrived. The initial privations they may have experienced in Canada, compared to the life they had led in pre-revolutionary Russia, yes did amount to some “privations” — but I’m sure many immigrants, like my parents, could tell of much harsher hardships when they emigrated, looking for a better future for themselves and their children.

    Rather than try to portray himself as something he is not — a poor immigrant’s son — Ignatieff should just concentrate on coming up with policies he thinks would benefit Canada. Thus far, he has failed to do so, IMO, preferring instead to badmouth Canada’s international reputation and constantly using personal attacks against his adversary for his own personal gain.

    I wonder if his own father would be impressed.

  39. Richco says:

    re: Harper allegedly “attacking” Iggy’s family. Sorry Iggy but that boat will not float. Your family’s history is a matter of public record and anyone can look it up. If anyone was messing with his family history it was Iggy himself when he wasn’t honest about it in a recent ad.

    The CPC were simply setting the record straight…………telling the truth……again.

    wilson – re: Liberals feeling this will not go well for Iggy – I get that impression also.

  40. batb says:

    richco @ 11:32 a.m., asking about a link to a list of Librano Scandals. Check out Paul Tuns: Jean Chrétien’s final scandal:

    http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2011/03/18/paul-tuns-jean-chretien%E2%80%99s-final-scandal/

  41. Ontario Girl says:

    So is Iggy” Lying” when he said today that his dad (George?) worked “tying ties for the railroad?”
    If so, we find him in contempt.

    John Baird isn’t attacking a female MP and abusing a parliament committee to accomplish it. John Baird doesn’t act like Pat Martin did on CBC when he virbually attacked Candice Hopner. John Baird reacts to the dispicable likes of doorknob Easter, Boob Rae, wiggle buns Ralph Goodale, Baby Trudeau, Mark nasty Holland. John Baird isn’t a cowardly piglet like Pat Martin who only has the guts to attack defenceless WOMAN. John Baird doesn’t use foul language and has to contend to the smearing Liberano$ everyday in the HOC because these Liberal men are gutless outside the house. Anyone who defends Pat Martin are just as slimey as he is and belong in the same pig slop.

    • Joanne says:

      …Anyone who defends Pat Martin are just as slimey as he is and belong in the same pig slop.

      You tell ‘em Ontario Girl!

  42. Ontario Girl says:

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper has better things to do & worry about ,then Iggys family. He is in France, contending with serious matters, and working for Canadians.
    Iggy didn’t even mention the situations overseas.

    What a baffoon. Its all about himself.

  43. Sammy says:

    Dear Gwennie: the opposition have been brazen in their cowardly attacks,and if you pay close attention they are mostly women! From Lisa Raitt,Leona Agllukaq,Helena Guergis,Diane Alblonzy..look how they have gone after Min.Findlay (whose husband is dealing with cancer)..Candace Hoeppner,who is a fine,fine ‘lady’ in every sense of the word..and now Min.Oda. So stuff your comparison to our Johnnie..we LOVE him!
    Interesting tweet again fr.Spector:
    Star duo serve up today’s dishonesty: The Speaker did NOT rule that the Cons “lied to the country”
    link to the dishonest article: http://tinyurl.com/6b8hbda
    I really really hope,that the Gov’t is stockpiling all false ‘reporting’ and the outright lies being put out there and start suing asses off all contributors…then use this nonsense to defund the cbc.

  44. Richco says:

    What I think is a slap in the face of democracy is that right now Canada needs to portray a united country and stand with others in the face of world events. Instead at a time when we should be pulling together the opposition are wanting to tear us apart with an unnecessary and partisan election.

    Other countries who don’t have what we have in the name of a great PM who has managed us very well so far, must be just sitting back and wondering what kind of idiots we are to give the opposition so much profile and attention.

    So let’s fast forward to next Friday when according to the Liberal Media puppies a vote of non-confidence will be motioned by the Opposition.

    What are the options at that point? Of the PM? Speaker? GG?

    • Joanne says:

      Richco, I hear you. And don’t think Canadians will be impressed with the antics of the Coalition.

      BTW Hunter has more video up. It’s the one where Pat Martin makes the crack about Minister Oda being either a very poor Minister or an equally poor liar.

  45. Sammy says:

    Hannah Thibi-DOH! on cbc just now…..just absolutely GIDDY..giggling and laughing with the hostess that looks like the ‘sock-puppet’ about all the excitement over Cons troubles,possibility of when next wk an election call will come..how the Gov’t could fall…blah blah…I’m sure she must have pee’d her pants she was so happy!
    On ctv they have some economic guy (Ian Lee from Carleton U) talking Corp taxes..says ‘destructive’ as they are taxes on investment..we want investment and growth. Jackie Milczarek trying her best to slam the corp tax-cuts..not getting too far!

    • Joanne says:

      On ctv they have some economic guy (Ian Lee from Carleton U) talking Corp taxes..says ‘destructive’ as they are taxes on investment..we want investment and growth. Jackie Milczarek trying her best to slam the corp tax-cuts..not getting too far!

      Oh boy. If she can’t even count on Carleton she may as well give up!

  46. Ontario Girl says:

    here is the second round of Pat Martin and McGuinty in on the abuse action…worse then the previous video we listened to this morning.
    NOTE: Martin is crying because Bev Oads presentation wasn’t presented in both offical languages(the chair points out it was) And Martin says if NDP Godin was there “his head would explode” because of this. WELL…the final report of 2 pages at the end of the committee, when the coalition handed in their report in one language and the Block member waved it ,saying it would” take too much work to put it in both languages.” Would be good to put those two tapes together and show their bias.
    Note: McGuinty wants examples of when a NOT was done in this way before. He got examples from her on CBC that same evening….lolol
    Would be nice to hear the tape when Tom Lukiwski and Coalition come back onto camera and we find out the committee don’t want any of the witness testamony on their report or to go to media. A person could have a hayday showing their hypocracy.
    http://climbingoutofthedark.blogspot.com/2011/03/martin-and-mcguinty-bully-boys.html

  47. Ontario Girl says:

    On CBC Hannah Thibault said the opposition don’t find the figures for the corp. tax cuts accurate and may vote against the budget because of this.

    AIR HEAD…Corp Tax Cuts arn’t in the budget. This was voted on in Parliament in 2007 and Iggy supported it. Can’t expect any truth or facts to get in the way of a good CBC smear against the Govt. though. Who’s the liar again?

  48. NB Tory Gal says:

    Here you go Ontario Girl… read the following links
    some repeated in the main list of liberal scandals…
    the list you gave out does not give live links… I have tried to correct that
    in the last month…but still have a lot of work to do…

    Blast to the Liberal Past ( still working on it)
    http://conservativereporter.wordpress.com/page/20/

    here are some wonderful former liberal ministers
    Judy Sgro
    http://conservativereporter.wordpress.com/page/15/

    Lawrence MacAulay
    http://conservativereporter.wordpress.com/page/16/

    Maria Minna
    http://conservativereporter.wordpress.com/page/17/

    Hedy Fry
    http://conservativereporter.wordpress.com/page/18/

    I have more to add…need to get back to doing that…

  49. NB Tory Gal says:

    Here you go Ontario Girl… read the following links
    some repeated in the main list of liberal scandals…
    the list you gave out does not give live links… I have tried to correct that
    in the last month…but still have a lot of work to do…

    Blast to the Liberal Past ( still working on it)
    http://conservativereporter.wordpress.com/page/20/

    …more….

  50. NB Tory Gal says:

    …continued…
    here are some wonderful former liberal ministers
    Judy Sgro
    http://conservativereporter.wordpress.com/page/15/

    Lawrence MacAulay
    http://conservativereporter.wordpress.com/page/16/

    I have more to add…need to get back to doing that…

  51. Ontario Girl says:

    Author: NB Tory Gal
    Comment:
    Here you go Ontario Girl

    OMG…talk about fighting back. This is why I say “I don’t take lessons from Liberals on Democracy and Ethic”…..that would make a great title.

    Too bad this couldn’t be made into a Conservative attack ad…maybe it could. One “everyday” throughout an election.”
    Talk about “a walk down a Liberal memory lane”….another good title.

  52. NB Tory Gal says:

    oh my goodness..I thought my first post of over 4 links had gone into spam…lost forever…so i posted again… my apologies..

    • Joanne says:

      oh my goodness..I thought my first post of over 4 links had gone into spam…lost forever…so i posted again… my apologies..

      No, no. Don’t worry about it. I think I have the filter set up to put anything with more than 3 or 4 links into pending. I may change that.

  53. paulsstuff says:

    This is an interesting website for political junkies like us.

    http://www.electionprediction.org/2009_fed/index.php

  54. Ontario Girl says:

    Author: paulsstuff
    Comment:
    This is an interesting website for political junkies like us.

    Except it has the Conservatives with 106 seats….they have 143 right now so this site isn’t accurate.

  55. Jen says:

    Pat Martin worried (which I find rather fishy) about the ‘NOT funding to Kairos yet his own pals the liberals that took millions upon millions of dollars by NOT funding to provinces, military, healthcare, infrustructure and what else the his coalition liberal pals REFUSE OR CUT FUND TOO and I not talking about charity I am talking about what was essential to canadians.
    Where are the insults, the venom, the disgust, the outrage at the liberals for NOT FUNDING our provinces etc?
    You are pathetic Pat Martin

  56. batb says:

    Don’t know what happened to my original of this posted at 4:17 …
    I just watched Pat Martin’s unbelievable display of swaggering arrogance over at Dr. Roy’s Thoughts. Here are my thoughts:

    Who the Heck does Pat Martin think he is? He came across as a potentate, arguing with the chairperson, Mr. Preston, Minister Oda, and CIDA President Margaret Biggs.

    Big, puffed out chest, contempt dripping in his voice, interrupting everyone at every turn, not allowing anyone to answer his rambling questions — and then accusing Ms. Oda of taking too much time to answer his questions: Absolutely unbelievable arrogance and swagger.

    This guy’s first in line for some hubris. You can’t treat people and the parliamentary process with such utter contempt and vile disrespect and think you’re going to get away with it because you’re “special” and above the process.

    I’ve seldom seen such a display of swaggering arrogance as Pat Martin’s in this clip. He’s a disgrace to Parliament and there should be some way of disciplining this sorry excuse for an MP.

    As for where the heck Olivia Chow and Jack Layton are in respect to Mr. Martin’s over-the-top abuse of all of the women he questioned — and his self-important opinions about whether or not they had answered to his liking, which neither had, indicated by his verbal hammer coming down every time one of them opened their mouths — it’s disgraceful that they’ve remained silent. The NDP always talk a good line when it comes to people’s/women’s “rights,” but they all too often don’t walk the talk, though they’re happy to live off the people’s looney times about a million and a half.

    NDP = Never Dependable or Polite

    NDP = Nasty, Depraved and Pathetic

  57. paulsstuff says:

    The 106 seats are what the Conservatives are expected to win. There are 82 seats that are listed as to close to call. Starting with a guaranteed 106 seats going into the election is pretty comforting for me. And when you take a look at the seats that are too close to call, there is an excellant choice for a Conservative win in many of them.

  58. Jen says:

    Ontario Girl “AIR HEAD…Corp Tax Cuts arn’t in the budget. This was voted on in Parliament in 2007 and Iggy supported it.

    Ontario Girl why not put that on the twitter- without the “AIR HEAD” but make sure you put CBC before her name. This is too let people know that it was comming from a very ‘dull’ cbc reporter.

  59. maz2 says:

    “Gabby in QC says:
    March 20, 2011 at 2:08 pm”.

    More Re: Liberal Iggy.

    >>> Did Iggy Ignatieff highlight his great-grandfather Count Ignatieff?

    Here’s what PET Cemetery has exhumed re Count Ignatieff:

    >>> Count Ignatieff was an anti-semitic Russian Tsarist aristocrat who organized pogroms, mass murders of Jews in Tsarist Russia.

    Here is a sample of Count Ignatieff’s blood-soaked words:

    “If you have lived in South Russia, you know
    what the Jew is,” replied Ignatieff. *’ He is dirty,
    he dresses differently from anybody else, he forms
    a society of his own, and he oppresses the people.”

    “THE RUSSIAN ADYANCE TOWARDS INDIA.

    WITH SKOBELEFF, IGNATIEFF, AND OTHER DISTINGUISHED

    RUSSIAN GENERALS AND STATESMEN, ON THE

    CENTRAL ASIAN QUESTION.”

    http://www.archive.org/stream/russianadvanceto00marv/russianadvanceto00marv_djvu.txt

    http://www.smalldeadanimals.com/archives/016347.html#comments

  60. Kelly in Waterloo says:

    My wife, who is about as uninterested in politics as anyone can be, saw Mr. Martin on the news and commented on how rude and nasty he was. She could not believe how crass he was.

    • Joanne says:

      Thanks for that insight Kelly! I do think this will come back to bite Pat Martin.

      I wonder what the ‘Sisters of St. Joseph’ think of him today? I had no idea religious groups were allowed to be so political! Usually clergy have to be careful to at least appear non-partisan so as not to jeopardize their charitable status.

  61. Liz J says:

    Surely there will be some retribution at some level for the despicable behaviour of P Martin. He wasn’t even on the committee, he was a “guest” and he took over the damned proceedings with the utmost arrogance. He should have been shown the door by the chair for being rude and disrespectful.

    The NDP need never talk about respect for women or women’s rights after his horrific, vile performance.

  62. Ontario Girl says:

    Sammy…from your article from the Star…this was the Ned Franks THE EXPERT for the Liberal at the witch hunt committee who said he had no writings on the subject…just another person from the countries Liberal Rot…well here’s his comment to the STAR

    The swirling ethical questions were enough to prompt Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff to say he would be “delighted” to challenge the Tories’ democratic record in an election.

    Parliamentary expert Ned Franks said issues around the government’s approach to democracy should get an airing on the campaign trail, especially given Harper’s dismissive response to the findings his government has abused parliamentary procedure.

    “Ultimately what you’re saying as prime minister is ‘I don’t give a damn what Parliament does. I’m going my way,’ ” said Franks, a professor emeritus at Queen’s University.

    “You can get away with it for a time but we live in a democracy, not a dictatorship,” he said.

    REALLYMr Ned Franks?????????????????

  63. Bruce says:

    ARENA FUNDING

    Michael Ignatieff exclusively tells 610 CKTB News a Liberal government would look at funding a new spectator facility and home for the Niagara Ice Dogs in downtown St. Catharines.

    The Prime Minister said flat out this week, his government won’t fund a Quebec City arena that is hoping to attract an NHL team. Harper said funding professional sports venues is a bad idea.

    Ignatieff agrees, Ottawa should not be in the business of propping up pro sport. But he says the government has always helped communities develop public spaces that strengthen them, and he expects the Garden City project would meet that standard.

    SPRING ELECTION?

    Michael Ignatieff says he can’t say whether or not we will be casting ballots this spring until he sees the federal budget, due out Tuesday.

    http://www.610cktb.com/news/local/story.aspx?ID=1387245

  64. Ruth says:

    Pat Martin called Bev a Liar on the CBC panel last week without immunity there. Tom Lukiwski just answered and said “we’ll see”. I think it was the night before she was to appear before the committee.

  65. Sammy says:

    I was wondering if some of you gals here on twitter,could ask Barton,or Kady..or any of the female ‘reporters’ what they really think about Pat Martin? Are they not offended? If not,why not?
    Another segment with ‘Sock-puppet’ at cbc and ‘Doh’ Hannah..discussing what Def.Min McKay has said about Can./Libya..the sock-puppet: “hmmm..what he did comment on was almost as interesting as what he didn’t comment on!” What??? And just what is she inferring?
    If you want a barf-inducing read,check out Mia Rabson’s blog at Wpg Free Press…titled Capital Chronicles..it should be titled Ass-Kissing Liberal Toady and my slant on the news! She has the Pat Martin/Candace Hoeppner vid up under heading Unbecoming Exchange…altho I’m not really sure that it’s Martin she thinks is ‘unbecoming!’.. the title on the vid: “Pat Martin Destroys Cons MP’s credibility on cbc. then……………just read Martin’s response when asked if his treatment of Candace was ‘sexist!’

  66. Richco says:

    On QP Iggy said “The Liberal party leader says he is unsure if there will be an election and remains tight-lipped about whether he will vote against the upcoming federal budget. But Ignatieff says he has serious criticisms against the government’ economic plan.”

    Yet at 2:32pm CTV writes “On Question Period this Sunday, Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff suggested he doesn’t care whether the government is defeated on the budget or on ethical and trust issues — they are all the same thing, he told co-host Jane Taber. ”

    Looks like those pink lips flap for just about any Liberal media who asks a question.

    What I don’t understand once again is how Ignatieff can suggest anyone’s attacking his family when it’s all out there in print (and history) for all to see as Gabby and others have pointed out?

    Can’t argue with the truth.

  67. Bruce says:

    “Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff said the Conservatives had provided “a target-rich environment” for his party during a campaign but was coy when asked when the election might be.

    “I honestly don’t know what’s going to happen this week but I’m ready for anything. We could go (to the polls) this week or next year,” he told CTV television on Sunday.”

    And yet again Iggy and the Liberals start that painful climb back down the hill.

    http://www.nationalpost.com/news/canada/Conservatives+downplay+deal+keep+power/4474016/story.html

    On the CTV interview he says, It’s not my job to worry about elections”

    http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/TopStories/20110320/ignatieff-attacks-harper-spending-110320/

  68. Richco says:

    Joanne – I posted a post at the previous thread in error. I meant for it to be posted here.

    It relates to what you were talking about earlier re: Iggy’s comments on QP today. Reading them over at CTV site and he seems to be flipping and flopping like one hot waffle because one time he says he’s going to wait for the budget before deciding and reporting a few hours later CTV says that he’s quoted as saying Iggy doesn’t care whether it’s the budget of the ethics question that brings the government down.

    Why should Canadians believe this man?

    • Joanne says:

      Joanne – I posted a post at the previous thread in error. I meant for it to be posted here.

      No worried. Just copy & paste.

      Iggy can’t back down now. He can’t. He’ll lose even more credibility. That would leave him with a negative number.

  69. Richco says:

    Much along the lines of what Bruce has just posted.

  70. Ontario Girl says:

    Iggy“Canadians got to ask themselves is this the kind of politics you want? This is a prime minister who is prepared to say anything to hold on to power.”

    The Mop & Pail are right on the case for iggy…over 1000 comments on his whinning.

    I believe iggy is speaking of himself.He would smear in any desperate way possible to get POWER. The Prime Minister isn’t in the country…he has more important things to deal with. See how they twist and operate?Do as I say and not as I do.

    To the one who talked about his wife seeing Pat Martin on TV…show her the actual video of Pat Martin & the rest of them in action from the websites.. The media don’t show the ugly side of their darlings.

    BTW…McGuinty said they” don’t know about Bev Oda”…(No because they know they tried to ruined a woman through the media and the PROOF of how bogus it all was is out there now)Now they will stick to their garbage about not having true costs on the budget because their Liberal HACK Kevin Page got out a “small” last minute report for them. After all ,he said at committee…”I have tried to get YOU everything you want”.

  71. Sammy says:

    Gotta love Norm Spector (again)..he tweets: Listening to Iggy today,you’d almost think the Tsarist regime were the good guys in 1917!

    • Joanne says:

      Gotta love Norm Spector (again)..he tweets: Listening to Iggy today,you’d almost think the Tsarist regime were the good guys in 1917!

      Ha-ha. Yeah I retweeted that!

  72. Ontario Girl says:

    Author: Jen
    Comment:
    Ontario Girl why not put that on the twitter-

    I don’t twitter….I am self taught on the computer so twitter and facebook are over my head.

  73. Ontario Girl says:

    Author: Liz J
    Comment:
    He should have been shown the door by the chair for being rude and disrespectful.

    No way…then we wouldn’t of found out how crazed the guy really is. I believe the Govt. knew and thats why they let him rant on…to show Canadians, somehow, how crappy he is along, with the whole lot of them. Next week should be good. The problem is the media don’t show how sickeningly evil they are or the cherry picked parts CBC shows to get them looking like saints.

  74. Ontario Girl says:

    Bruce says
    a Liberal government would look at funding a new spectator facility and home for the Niagara Ice Dogs in downtown St. Catharines.

    I can’t believe it. Iggy was on QP today saying PM Harper was trying to buy an election for POWER and CTV Jane Taber sat there like a wooden statue. She never asked him about the arena funding he promished in QUEBEC . No wonder he doesn’t want corporate tax cuts. He wants to raise taxes to pay for his foolishness. What a sorry, pathetic , a$$.
    Looks like the old Liberal RED Book from the 90’s.

  75. Sammy says:

    Soooo,basically the msm storyline now ids..poor widdle Iggy got his wee feelings hurt by that big bad Harper..wah..wah..well we’ll all just pile on cuz we can’t sit idly by and let those nasty Cons say bad things about our guy.Come on msm..could you at least TRY to hide your bias a little better? Stop and think about the reams of horrid things every damn one of you have said about PMSH,about his Ministers,his MP’s..mocked the way he interacts with his kids,made fun of him not rushing to a photo op,and saying he was in the bathroom(hello Fife) as you smirk and sneer.So,this is how we play? Iggy is totally off-limits,but filth and lies about the Prime Minister,all good?? Gotcha.

  76. maz2 says:

    “Libyan military calls for cease-fire amid allied successes
    CNN International”

    Search for Liberal Iggy*, Liberal Rae*, the Coalition of Losers*.

    …-

    “*Ignatieff says PM ‘spending like a drunken sailor'”

    “http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/TopStories/20110320/ignatieff-attacks-harper-spending-110320/

    “*Bob Rae blasts Harper ‘jihadis’

    http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Politics/2011/02/24/17396346.html

  77. maz2 says:

    Speaking of Liberal Iggy’s Liberal Rae.

    Here is the “paranoia” of Mao Stlong, aka Maurice Strong, Rae’s Uncle Mo.

    “Beijing is making sure Chinese pro-democracy activists, who have called for their own “Jasmine Revolution,” do not succeed in emulating their North African counterparts. The leadership’s crackdown borders on paranoia, but the Communist Party knows that the economic miracle that maintains social stability is at risk.”

    “An Unwelcome Scent of Jasmine
    Chinese Leadership Fears Its Own People

    By Wieland Wagner in Beijing”

    “Tracking Hotspots

    Now China’s rulers are in a predicament. The harder they crack down on legitimate protests, the greater the resentment their actions will trigger. But since the Tunisian revolution, China is taking a hard line until further notice. “Stability is the place all hearts yearn to reach,” writes Jiefang Ribao, the Communist Party mouthpiece in Shanghai.

    Meanwhile, the surveillance state continues to build up its forces. The city of Beijing plans to shortly introduce a mobile phone technology that uses positioning signals to automatically detect large gatherings of people. The system is designed to untangle traffic jams, say its inventors.

    That may be true. But it’s also clear that the system will enable the security forces to reach potential hotspots of unrest even more quickly in the future.”

    http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,751467,00.html

  78. Ontario Girl says:

    Yet at 2:32pm CTV writes “On Question Period this Sunday, Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff suggested he doesn’t care whether the government is defeated on the budget or on ethical and trust issues — they are all the same thing, he told co-host Jane Taber. ”

    I see Jane Taber is fudging the rest of what he said. He said there could be an election this week or next year(His pension comes in Jan.)When she told him she heard an election is coming this week he almost bit her head off. Is the video of todays qp on the CTV website or is it edited? Iggys remarks edited by CTV wouldn’t be a first or beneath them.
    I think the Liberals Bev Oda crap has gone south so all they have left is Kevin Page because who will understand funding documents, in the public, to dispute the coalition as liars along with the media?Bev Oda’s testamony would be harder for the coalition to spin…its all there for all to see.

  79. Ontario Girl says:

    here’s the video of Iggy…don’t listen on a full stomache…his hypocracy is hard to take unless you have a supply of gravol

    http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/TopStories/20110320/ignatieff-attacks-harper-spending-110320/

  80. Bruce says:

    OTTAWA — Canadians believe political honesty should trump economic recovery as the main issue in the next election but — in a major blow to the Liberals — voters rank the Tories as the best party to deliver a government they can trust.

    Read more: http://www.canada.com/business/Conservatives+best+party+deliver+trustworthy+government+election+poll/4474156/story.html#ixzz1HBFp8npe

  81. maz2 says:

    *Search for Liberal Iggy’s Rae: a depressed socialist loser.

    *Search for Liberal Iggy Ignatieff: a depressed socialist loser and the MSM “*expert”.

    Read the MSM and you will be astounded at the MSM’s duplicity/cynicism.

    PM Harper owns the podium!

    …-

    “*However, Liberal foreign affairs critic Bob Rae dismissed the importance of Libya as a key issue in the political wrangling that will likely take place in the week ahead.

    “We don’t see this as a partisan issue between Liberals and Conservatives,” Mr. Rae told Postmedia News on Sunday. “The fact that Mr. Harper has finally agreed to participate doesn’t change the way we will be proceeding over the next week.””

    The “expert*” speaks:

    “Mr. Wiseman said Mr. Ignatieff’s* position is correct, in that the opposition parties need to focus on domestic issues. They cannot focus on Libya because the Conservatives hold a monopoly on the issue, he said.”

    …-

    “Harper wins political points with Libya participation: experts”

    “Before Mr. Harper announced that Canada would be joining the mission in Libya, he contacted opposition leaders to inform them of his decision.”

    http://www.nationalpost.com/news/Harper+wins+political+points+with+Libya+participation+experts/4474133/story.html

  82. NB Tory Gal says:

    Ruth hurry up a twitter a message lol – welcome to twitter…

  83. Bruce says:

    • 28 per cent of Canadians believe the Conservatives, if re-elected, would do the best job of “providing honest, open and trustworthy government.”

    • 22 per cent believe the NDP would do the best job of this.

    • Just 15 per cent say the Liberals would be best at providing honest, open and trustworthy government.

    • Seven per cent say the Bloc would be best.

    • 29 per cent don’t endorse any of the major parties as best to deliver this type of government.

  84. Sammy says:

    ‘Iggy came under gaze of RCMP spies during his student days in Toronto’..link at NNW

  85. NB Tory Gal says:

    *groan* my mind is there..but my fingers can’t keep up:
    rewrite to Ruth – “Ruth, hurry up and twitter a message :-) – welcome to twitter”

  86. Acacia says:

    Thank you to the creator of these videos.

    CBC Newsworld’s Julie Van Deusen mentionned this quote about “with a gun to your head” by Pat Martin as well. Below is another reporter catching the awful comment.

    This cannot be allowed to go unchallenged.

    http://twitter.com/CTVQP

    “RobertFife NDP MP Pat Martin says opp will move formal motion of contempt vs Oda for misleading Parl. #cdnpoli
    8:12 AM Mar 18th via Twitter for BlackBerry®
    Retweeted by ctvqp and 10 others .Pat Martin asks Oda why, at the 11th hour, “with a gun to your head”, we finally find out who signed the document denying funding to Kairos. “

  87. batb says:

    richco: “Can’t argue with the truth.”

    Well, um, if you’re a Librano you can. Liberal$ seem to be strangers to the truth and will, seemingly, do and say almost anything to refute facts that are plain, simple, and in full view.

    ‘Remember Gomery’s comment about the Liberal$ operating within “a culture of corruption”? I don’t think the Liberal$ have ever met a truth they couldn’t twist, ignore, or blame the CPC for.

  88. Ruth says:

    NB Tory Gal…sorry I just went on Twitter to see what others are saying. I like everyone keeping us up to date on the latest news.

  89. Sammy says:

    Hmmm I wonder if there will be some ‘leakage’ coming re Iggy in the coming days?? Could this be why the Cons seem so calm/cool? I continue to think there will be a blockbuster revelation coming if and when the writ is dropped………..and it won’t be good news for libs. My ‘wimmins’ intuition not often wrong!

  90. NB Tory Gal says:

    …does that mean ruth that we will never see you type anything?…. :-) – I think you will…eventually… or retweet …. enjoy !

  91. Ontario Girl says:

    Don’t think sailors going overseas like iggys comment about “spending like a drunken sailor.”…check out comments at CTV below Iggys qp video….here’s an example

    The nerve of this guy, comparing political behaviour to that of a “drunken sailor”. We have sailors putting themselves in harm’s way off the coast of Libia as we speak. Is he implying that our sailors are drunkards in the way they do the business that this country has asked them to do? We have a professional navy, full of professional individuals who deserve more respect than he has given them. Shame on you Mr. Ignatieff!

    Oops its backfiring on waffles….retract next week?

    • Joanne says:

      Just caught a portion of this on Global just now but apparently polls are showing that Stephen Harper is best on the economy and best suited to clean up scandals! If anyone comes across any links please post them here. Thanks.

  92. Ontario Girl says:

    This is why Iggy is fisty…he’s last…. New poll done by Ipso Reid just on global news

    Who is best to clean up Govt
    Conservatives….28%
    NDP………………..22%
    Liberals………….15%

    who would keep taxes under control
    Conservatives……36%
    Liberals…………….17%
    NDP………………….16%

    what is most important
    honest & open Govt………..63%
    economy…………………………37%

    That was the poll.

  93. Alberta Girl says:

    Charles Adler just posted the You Tube video of Pat Martin “jumping the shark” on Facebook!!

  94. Alberta Girl says:

    Great discussion going on on Charles FB page re Pat Martin – many are disgusted – some don’t know why he is berating “that poor woman” and are wondering “who she is”?

    Seems like the Coalition think more Canadians are paying attention than really are!

  95. Ontario Girl says:

    Goldhawk question…Whats your question on how parliament works

    Get these guests….NED FRANKS…CBC LOUISE ELLIOT talking contemp, integrity

    on the line coming up in the show LIBERAL Don Bourdeau
    Should be one massive smear show.

  96. Dirt says:

    Martins behavior could destroy Jack’s lead over the liberals, stupid move by the bloc and NDP working with the libs as a coalition at that hearing. I hope it sinks the NDP to record lows, and I was rooting for them as the official opposition. Keep posting that video, let’s show Jack what it’s like to be Bev.

  97. Ontario Girl says:

    Call Goldhawk…Ned Franks is a snake and Goldhawk and all of them

    call 1-877-296-2722 and stop this smear against our Govt.

  98. Bubba Brown says:

    Sammy @ 2:05 I was a trustee for a forestry union during a quarterly audit I discovered a large amount of copier paper missing then checking the copier log found that a little cabal on the executive had been printing flyer’s for an NDP election campaign. Around 10,000 copies.I made them pay for every sheet, was I popular or what.
    I didn’t mind, dammed if I was gonna keep quiet.
    Mr Ignatieff told a fairy tale about his family, guess he forgot about the Internet.
    Earth to waffle we don’t get our news from those toady bastards at CTV or CBC.
    Anyway some reading I am doing here suggests, “roughing it” for the Counts predecessors consisted of making do with only a few servants.
    Contrary to what the Waffle has been saying his forefathers did not land here with the rags on their ass beating their brains out in the high cold hard winds of the brutal Canadian winter.
    Huh fancy that the peasants can read and use Google watch out Iffy.
    Meanwhile at a Kitchen table somewhere in TO Jack is giving orders to his “Troops” to show no mercy.
    Jack Layton and Mr Ignatieff have been saying “there aren’t enough women in Canadian politics” remember that?
    A person that was somewhat naive would think that These two “Leaders” were concerned about the status and well being of Women in Canada.
    Not for a “cotton-picking” second gentle readers, the reason these two want more women in Parliament is because they are easier to intimidate then the men.
    Nothing like a good old misogynistic pile-on eh boys, does it make you all feel like real men?
    I hope the average Canadian voter holds you creepy little cowards to account for your sickening display of bullying.
    Meanwhile our PM is overseas doing the heavy lifting.
    The opposition in this Country is sickening, no moral compass, no policies, no class whatsoever.

  99. Greg says:

    After watching David, I must say Dalton is the brains of the family. Not a compliment.

  100. Alberta Girl says:

    “The opposition in this Country is sickening, no moral compass, no policies, no class whatsoever”

    And the media who let them get away with it, don’t report it, take things out of context and don’t report the back story are just as bad!

  101. Ontario Girl says:

    Everyone on here has to watch CPAC right now…..you will never believe it. Ned Franks said the speaker said the Govt. was in Contempt????????? grrrrrrrrr.

    • Joanne says:

      Everyone on here has to watch CPAC right now…..you will never believe it. Ned Franks said the speaker said the Govt. was in Contempt????????? grrrr

      Interesting stuff for sure. According to these guys a report tomorrow night from the Speaker could possibly stall the tabling of the budget depending on what the decision was. Did you catch that Ontario Girl?

  102. Ruth says:

    I must say that an awful lot of good stuff got reported this weekend on here. You all worked hard….thanks.

  103. Ontario Girl says:

    CBC Christine Elliot said if there is a vote of no confidence in the Govt. it would be done BEFORE a budget. It has presidence. She said Monday at 6pm the committee report has to be before Milliken. next up Liberal Don Boudreay working for his hands in your pockets Liberals.

    Ned Franks information is totally false. He said PM Harper has to talk with Parliament NOW on Libya.?????????

  104. jon says:

    What Goldhawk is doing on CPAC wouldn’t be tolerated in the U.S.

    It would be like C-SPAN having someone from NPR and a Democrat on air only. Seems the Americans take these media bias issues a little more seriously.

    With EC, CBC and CPAC, you have to wonder if we really live in a democracy at all.

    • Joanne says:

      With EC, CBC and CPAC, you have to wonder if we really live in a democracy at all.

      Don’t get mad. Get even.

  105. Ontario Girl says:

    Did you catch that Ontario Girl?

    I am catching it all. My face right now, listening to Liberal Don Beaudrea spinning , saying the largest deficet we ever had etc I will get scowling wrinkles overnight….I can’t even repeat what he is saying…. this is like listening to some banana republic radio. He said the speaker is one of the most respected men he has know…. he said there are literary tons of confidence votes in this Govt. coming up and plus more coming up. Ned Franks said no Govt. has faced such serious things as this Govt. in HISTORY.

  106. Ontario Girl says:

    planted email questions….he hasn’t read an email question in 6 months. I email him in every show.
    email question….can the speaker rule on questions being answered on QP?

    You know where this is going…..Bev Oda not answering.

  107. maz2 says:

    “Building in Gadhafi compound possibly struck by cruise missiles
    CNN International”

    Was the “Building” this tent* as per Liberal Ad$Cam KatMeatK?

    Look Iggy, It’s Liberal Ad$Cam Martin and Ducky Mohammedan.

    Here, Iggy *.

    http://ts1.mm.bing.net/images/thumbnail.aspx?q=767452185024&id=e18457fb68136b8fb438ab8c566ffc9a&url=http%3a%2f%2fwarrenkinsella.com%2fwp-content%2fuploads%2f2011%2f02%2fMartin_and_Gadha_250081artw.jpg

  108. Ontario Girl says:

    Ned Franks said ” it was a breach of contempt by the speaker on Bev Oda.??? but on the documents he found a complete prima phasa case???? They could found her incompetant????????
    A caller just called in and asked if someone like Pat Martin can be sued. Goldhawk is laughing. Ned franks said calling Bev Oda a liar should of been challenged.Elliot said the chair didn’t say anything. Oh Yeah…BLAME the CHAIR because he wasnt Paul Szabo Liberal.

    • Joanne says:

      I thought the question about Parliamentary privilege was interesting. Ned Franks pretty much said that the Chair should have called up the person who said ‘liar’. (Wasn’t that Pat Martin?)

  109. Ontario Girl says:

    Sent this to that biased bunch but he didn’t read it…he never reads emails except his planted ones…same as the phone calls…probably have a Liberal L beside there names

    There was no CONTEMPT . Ned Franks was proven to have incorrect FACTS at the committee and again tonight.CBC is all Liberal, fighting for their jobs.Bloggers are onto the lot of you. .Frank Graves is a CBC Liberal.

    New poll done by Ipso Reid just on global news
    Who is best to clean up Govt
    Conservatives….28%
    NDP………………..22%
    Liberals………….15%

    who would keep taxes under control
    Conservatives……36%
    Liberals…………….17%
    NDP………………….16%

  110. jon says:

    OT but just wanted to comment on Maz2 posted.

    I’ve noticed that while many news outlets have correspondents in Benghazi or Tripoli — sometimes even both — why does the CBC have none? The reports I’ve seen have all been filed from Cairo… is this what we pay a billion-a-year for?

  111. Fay says:

    I tried phoning Goldhawk, rang 1o times then silence. I hope that someone someday can hold the media accountable.
    Thank God we have Blue Like You and the Blogging Tories.

    • Joanne says:

      I tried phoning Goldhawk, rang 1o times then silence.

      Good for you for trying Fay. What would you have asked?

  112. Acacia says:

    As I recall that portion after Martin referred to the “liar” prospect, Scott Reid interjected to state how unparliamentary that was, although he would have used the precise language.

    The Chair went on to let Bev Oda finally try to get out an answer, and told Martin that he could deliberate on the langauage he had used against her.

    Louise Elliot came out the best of the bunch at that table tonight.

    Goldhawk seemed giddy….what a scornful setup that whole show was for cpac. Shameful!

    • Joanne says:

      As I recall that portion after Martin referred to the “liar” prospect, Scott Reid interjected to state how unparliamentary that was, although he would have used the precise language.

      Not following you there Acacia. Scott Reid? I guess you’re talking about a different show?

  113. maz2 says:

    Rubber Ducky, You’re The One*.

    Update: Liberal Iggy’s O’Harvard buddy: o.

    Where is O? In Brazil ducking rubber bullets from Liberal IggyRae’s leftist pals.

    A report from “O Globo newspaper” (sic).

    …-

    “Rubber Bullets Fly at Anti-Obama Protest In Rio”

    “A molotov cocktail was launched in front of the US consulate in Rio de Janeiro late Friday in protest of the arrival of President Barack Obama, the O Globo newspaper in Rio reported. Military police reacted by firing rubber bullets into the gathering of 200 at around 18:30 local time. A CBN news reporter suffered a minor injury from the shots and traffic was blocked.”

    http://blogs.forbes.com/kenrapoza/2011/03/18/rubber-bullets-fly-at-anti-obama-protest-in-rio-o-globo-reports/

    (*H/T Ernie)

  114. Ontario Girl says:

    Jon
    The reports I’ve seen have all been filed from Cairo… is this what we pay a billion-a-year for?

    Better Luxury hotels…a luxury vacation for the CBC cowards?They don’t report anyway. The CBC mother ship just sits on their butts and ask…Is canada doing all it can? Ignatieff says this and Ignatieff says that and “Foreign Affairs Minister (OOPS) Boob Rae says this.Mildew-ske asks is harper hawkish or Goldielocks.

    Thats the over a billion dollars working for Canadians. Singing the Liberal party
    praises and running down the prime minister. Now even CPAC is one of them.

    Donald Trump shouldn’t of said he might run as a rebublican in the next american election. This is the second weekend in a row when CBC has the story of two people who are against him building a golf course in Scotland.$%$#$

  115. Acacia says:

    Scott Reid at the committee proceedings, Joanne

  116. maz2 says:

    “jon says:
    March 20, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    OT but just wanted to comment on Maz2 posted.

    I’ve noticed that while many news outlets have correspondents in Benghazi or Tripoli — sometimes even both — why does the CBC have none? The reports I’ve seen have all been filed from Cairo… is this what we pay a billion-a-year for?”

    You will recall Little PeterCBC’s preemptive quick trip to interview O.

    CBC filed this report* from the desert in Libya on behalf of Liberal IggyRae’s Liberal Ad$Cam MartinJr.

    Who hired the “fornicating” “camels”. Who paid for the MSM/CBC entourage? Did we taxpayers pay for that?

    *Ma & Mo, objects of ridicule and scorn: Who’s on first?*

    “My moment with Moammar

    * February 28, 2011 5:56 PM |
    * By Louise Elliott

    As we sprinted across Moammar Gadhafi’s front lawn, we had to swerve to avoid the camels.

    It was a bizarre obstacle course: dozens of the ungainly creatures, sitting, standing, and yes, fornicating.

    It was December, 2004. Our media bus holding a dozen journalists, cameramen and photographers had been delayed after taking a wrong turn on the way in from the Tripoli Airport. Then-prime minister Paul Martin was already in the Bedouin tent inside the compound that the Libyan leader still calls home. If we didn’t hustle, we’d miss the one photo-op: a brief handshake.

    As we jumped off the bus, Alphee Moreau, the PMO’s advance man at the time, shouted: “Run! Run! Be careful, the camels are dangerous!”

    Jet-lagged and culture shocked, we giggled in spite of ourselves as we closed in on the tent. There, in a dimly-lit and incense-clouded corner, was the man of the hour, resplendent in robes and his trademark hat. He was shaking hands with our pale-faced Canadian leader.”

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/inside-politics-blog/2011/02/my-moment-with-moammar.html

    *H/T Abbott and Costello

  117. Ontario Girl says:

    Author: Fay
    Comment:
    I tried phoning Goldhawk, rang 1o times then silence.

    Thats because the phone was tied up with pre-arranged liberal friends calling in put on hold at 6:55pm. This show is bogus. I watch it all the time and before it had some balance in their phone callers…now…not so much. They ask you when you call a bit about what you want to say and that is relayed to Goldhawks screen. If you plan to call in another time and the phones arn’t all tied up say something against the Conservatives to get Goldhawk to take your call. Then say your thing…he will cut you off though….. its a Liberal, Pat Martin thing.
    Is this country ever in need of Sun TV News. CBC and all those other shows will be deleted from my remote forever. Just think…no more ulsers.

  118. Liz J says:

    Goldhawk on CPAC is real Liberal love-in show, stopped watching it long ago, appears it hasn’t changed. Goldhawk is high on himself , thinks he’s really so clever with his snide and smarmy persona. It’s supposed to be a call in show but it’s more like a chummy chit-chat among his chosen guests/plants who speak to their anti-Conservative agenda.

    Just another in the long line of media twits/jerks.

    • Joanne says:

      The one interesting thing that came out of the Goldhawk show was that Ned Franks basically said that Joe Preston was too soft on Pat Martin regarding the use of the word ‘liar’.

      Someone had mentioned earlier that it might be a good idea to contact the Speaker. I agree.

  119. Ontario Girl says:

    Everyone should send emails to CPAC and ask Stringbean and Julie Van Dusen(CBC) brother to run those committee tapes of the committee with bev oda and the Ministers all week for working Canadians who missed them.

  120. Ontario Girl says:

    Jet-lagged and culture shocked, we giggled in spite of ourselves as we closed in on the tent. There, in a dimly-lit and incense-clouded corner, was the man of the hour, resplendent in robes and his trademark hat. He was shaking hands with our pale-faced Canadian leader.”

    The same CBC Louise Elliot on that un balanced Goldhawk show tonight withLiberals Ned Franks and Don Beaudreau on the phone. What a joke.

  121. Ontario Girl says:

    This Scott reid…poor guy…not” beer and popcorn” kill him deadreid

    http://webinfo.parl.gc.ca/MembersOfParliament/ProfileMP.aspx?Key=128354&Language=E

    • Joanne says:

      This Scott reid…poor guy…not” beer and popcorn” kill him deadreid

      Ah what a burden to have a name like that.

  122. jon says:

    From what I remember, in the last election, Goldhawk’s time slot was filled by Peter Van Dusen, brother of Julie. Just wanted to do a bit of a background search on her.

    Granted, Wikipedia is not the best source but in this instance, it suffices…

    “After graduating from university, she began working for the Privy Council Office then as a researcher for FP News Service and Maclean’s magazine as a reporter and researcher for the Parliament Hill bureau. Van Dusen began working for the CBC in 1983 at CBC Ottawa.”

    […]

    “Each incoming Prime Minister will re-organize the PCO to suit the policy agenda of his government.”

    Does anyone know when Julie worked there and under which PM she flogged policy for? Was it Clark or Trudeau… or does that even make a difference?

  123. maz2 says:

    Liberal Iggy’s communist fist.

    Here is the socialism-communism of Liberal Iggy.

    >>> “forced sales “if necessary” of private property.

    Say No! to Liberal Iggy.

    Resist Liberal Iggy.

    >>> “The Liberal leader said in an interview yesterday tougher penalties, including forced sales “if necessary,” have to be added to the Investment Canada Act to protect Canadian workers from foreign buyers who don’t respect our customs.”

    http://www.thespec.com/news/business/article/504090–ignatieff-puts-foreign-firms-on-notice

  124. Ontario Girl says:

    CBC has their shark Evan Soloman on CBC The National tonight working overtime. They are showing deselute Canadians…running down jails…saying they have to give us something…bla bla bla.Students with big debts…..
    Mildew-ski on… and Brian Steward from the Monk School ot Toronto on Libya running down PM harper…Evan says ..”why are we there?”Mildew says…”It never hurts harper to go to Paris to look ministerial before an election”…..then we see Iggy saying..”Harper is in serious trouble but i wouldn’t want to be in HIS shoes”. LOLOL yeah right iggy.
    Then CBC shows ignoramous Pat Martin all crazed saying…”This week the Cons will find parliamentary “mine fields and trip wires”. Coming up a special on what to expect this week by Solomon. Yawn….bed time and up for the circus at 8:30am eastern on CPAC. Hope the trip wires and mine fields will be them walking into them.

  125. Jen says:

    We are in the same boat as the Iraqi men who sat quietly in a cafe shop listening to the ‘outside’ news on the Iraq war with USA etc. While they were listening an american reporter who was I assume reporting on the people’s reaction to the ‘war’. Somehow she with her interpreter encountered the men in the cafe all listening attentively to the situation regarding to their country. She asked what they were too which they explained.
    She in her innocent way asked why don’t you get the information you are looking from your media.
    Here is where the Iraqi men and us canadians are in the same boat.
    The answer the men gave her “THAT IS NOT OUR MEDIA THAT IS SADDAMS’ MEDIA.”

    I echo their words “THAT IS NOT OUR MEDIA; THAT IS THE LIBERALS AND COALITION’S MEDIA.

    Today in Iraq, people there do not have the likes of Saddams’ media anymore, instead, they have a new media which the people are able to ask questions without being put death or kidnapped.
    In canada, we have asked questions; sent tons of emails and so far, the coalition medias refuse to respond. Yes, we are more backward when it comes to having some decent news reporting and respect than the people of the people of Iraq and Afghanistan who are way ahead of us.
    In other words, they know what ‘freedom’ is all about-we don’t. we think we do but we have to suffer first to understand the true meaning of ‘Freedom’.

    • Joanne says:

      I echo their words “THAT IS NOT OUR MEDIA; THAT IS THE LIBERALS AND COALITION’S MEDIA

      Don’t worry. In spite of all this we will win. Because we are the grassroots. And Sun Network is coming.

  126. Fay says:

    I am back in Canada but continue to watch Fox and CNN. Thankyou Ontario Girl and other commenters here for reporting the hate from CBC and CTV. Global seems to be the reporter of fair and balanced in canada these days.
    CBC is the Liberal Party. The tell Iggy to jump and he asks how high? What a sad waste of our tax dollars. Our brave military need that money for safe jets and we waste it on the pathetic , disgraceful enemies of all that is good in Canada…the shameful CBC.

  127. Sammy says:

    One thing I did find interesting on Goldhawk tho,was Franks saying that Milliken ‘backtracked’ a bit on the Oda thing,what I understood was he dropped the prima facia (sp?) mention in one of his rulings..basically chickened out then dumped the mess into the lap of the partisan com.hearing…anyone else catch that? And,one caller did get thru,and mentioned Lib MP Eggleton getting contempt charge.I noticed Dale didn’t expand on that one too much!!!

    • Joanne says:

      One thing I did find interesting on Goldhawk tho,was Franks saying that Milliken ‘backtracked’ a bit on the Oda thing,what I understood was he dropped the prima facia (sp?) mention in one of his rulings..basically chickened out then dumped the mess into the lap of the partisan com.hearing…anyone else catch that?

      Sammy – Thanks for refreshing my memory on that. And that may relate to that moment in one of the committee sessions where Joe Preston related something the Speaker had told him and the coalition went livid. It had to do with the Speaker saying they didn’t necessarily have to render a decision of contempt in their report. The opposition members said that should never have been said with the public watching. Heh.

  128. Ontario Girl says:

    Fay…now CBC is talking about natives with no water. Guess liberals will change that.

    I changed the channel and Bev Oda is on CPAC right now.

    I am glad they keep repeating this. maybe they are getting requests??

  129. maz2 says:

    Paging Liberal IggyRae: This just in from PET Cemetery’s reporter in Libya.

    “State TV footage showed that the building, which is quite near to the tent where the Libyan leader usually receive guests,had been severely damaged.”

    >>> That “tent” again.

    The “tent” where Liberal Iggy’s A$Cam Martin met Libya’s Mohammedan Rubber Ducky.

    Hope the “fornicating” camels are OK.

    The tent link at March 20, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    …-

    “One building of Gaddafi residence destroyed by missile: state TV”

    http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/world/2011-03/21/c_13789227.htm

  130. Jen says:

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    Note for us guys, I hightlighted the page and contents- feel free to ask them questions.

  131. Martin says:

    Jon:
    It probably doesn’t matter which PCO Julie VanDusen worked for. The father Tom Van Dusen Sr. was an executive assistant to John Diefenbaker, so some of the family were conservative. He was also an author (The Chief) and journalist as are many of his large family including Julie. She, as many point out here, does not appear overly conservative.

  132. Ontario Girl says:

    Watching Bev Oda on CPAC and she told Tom Lukiwski the NOT was on the memo before ANY signatures. More lies from the media on that point too.

  133. jon says:

    ooops! This is the correct one. Sorry. Delete the previous is you can, Joanne. Thanks

    “CBC has their shark Evan Soloman on CBC The National tonight working overtime. They are showing deselute Canadians…running down jails…saying they have to give us something…bla bla bla.Students with big debts…..”

    I saw the segment too. The reporter, Gould, of course found a way to insert the “money for jails” slag from one those interviewed, the very thing that is in the LP playbook. They’re just getting some practice in for their post budget “analysis” coverage and the parade to follow of opposition MPs, labour groups, students, social activists, select economists, and a plethora of “average” Canadians saying that there’s nothing in the budget for them, interviewed of course in Starbucks at the corner of Front & John across from the CBC, a hotbed of Tory support.

    Funny how things have changed in 5 years. When Martin’s Liberals were facing the threat of a confidence motion in Nov 2005, just after the Gomery report was released, the CBC played up how goodies announced by then-finance minister Goodale in his fiscal update could be threatened, namely expedited Liberal bribes tax cuts for Canadians. Along with their desperate attempts to stave off that confidence motion came how natives could be threatened (race card) if the Kelowna Accord wasn’t implemented, and of course, what would happen to Kyoto? The Liberals’ 13-year record making great progess on GHG reductions could be threatened, after all. In fact, on that last point, the CBC was so pathetic that they even brought David Suzuki on just days before the confidence motion was set to be introduced to say that, yes, while the Liberals haven’t had a great record on the issue, if this Mr. Harper guy gets in, we could be in an even worse situation.

    It was so pathetic! The CBC’s desperation to save that gov’t was palpable.

    The CBC is opposite now to what it was then — doing whatever it could back then to stave off a confidence motion against the Liberals, doing the bidding of the Liberals now that they’re the architects of one.

    • Joanne says:

      ooops! This is the correct one. Sorry. Delete the previous is you can, Joanne. Thanks

      Done, ;)

  134. Sammy says:

    My totally non-political hubby came in as I had ctv on..they showed clip of Iggy whining.hubby said,”can you change the channel..I CAN’T stand even looking at or listening to that geek!” My hubby is a REAL man..an old hard-rock miner,,,and detests anything to do with the Libs,but as he says,’Iggy is the worst thing they ever could have picked as a leader’..Somehow,I had to agree!
    I just caught a wee bit of cbc news,but,I did see some auto worker (whose ass PMSH saved)..and his wife now running for the NDP??? There’s that brainwashed union mentality.

    • Joanne says:

      Sammy at 10:44 pm – Your husband is very astute!

      I just caught a wee bit of cbc news,but,I did see some auto worker (whose ass PMSH saved)..and his wife now running for the NDP??? There’s that brainwashed union mentality.

      Yeah I saw that too. The entitlement never ends.

  135. Michael Harkov says:

    LOL just saw the ad of Layton saying, “lets put aside partisan games”, RIGHT AFTER Pat Martin did what he did to Bev Oda.

    Wow. Its all I can say.

  136. wilson says:

    308 seat projection
    CPC gain 6 seats, LPC lose 2, NDP lose 4
    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/where-federal-parties-stand-in-late-march-2011/article1949235/?from=1949232

    Buried in article: ‘Harper has reason to worry: Nanos poll (poll Mar 12-15) numbers have not moved

    CPC 38 (-1)
    LPC 28 (+1)
    NDP 20
    …moe 3%
    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/john-ibbitson/harper-has-reason-to-worry-nanos-poll/article1949229/

  137. Ontario Girl says:

    “lets put aside partisan games”, says Layton while his wife has announced her election office opening on the 27th and Mulcair putting up election signs in Quebec. This is the guy who said he would give up his fight against Corporate tax cuts to be in the last coalition.

    I certainly hope all Canadians see through these guys and the media who write all those false articles to support them.

    Jon…….couldn’t of said it better myself. You have a way with words.

  138. Michael Harkov says:

    The PM worry, LOL. Faux scandal after faux scandal after faux scandal constantly being mongered by the Liberals and their MSM-PGP shills and STILL the NANONS numbers havenèt moved…………..but the PM should be worried.

    Funny.

  139. cantuc says:

    Looking at the breakdown of that poll , the only place the conservatives aren’t leading is Quebec. Nanos doesn’t want trust his own poll , or doesn’t like the results at least. Is Quebec going to cut off its own nose to spite its face ? Probabaly not the first time if they did ,but eventually they might smarten up . I can’t see them not wanting to be part of the conservative majority that is coming .

  140. Sammy says:

    For your entertainment,follow the links on Iggy and the Ukrainians:
    http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2010/09/21/john-ivison-ignatieffs-absence-strains-ukrainian-relations/
    And a good one on how Iggy parachuted in and stole the seat:
    http://www.ukrweekly.com/old/archive/2005/500513.shtml
    I really LOVED this link,as it really highlights the arrogance:
    http://www.infoukes.com/newpathway/22-2009-Page-7-2.html
    ‘I am reminded of a public event I attended years ago at the UofT,where I engaged Michael’s father,the late George Ignatieff in a lively debate on nuclear disarmament.I mentioned I was Ukrainian.George’s response was sadly patronizing,”oh,I have fond memories of that province,” he said.”I was just a boy but I remember the peasant serving girl who worked on our family ESTATE.She was a kind and SIMPLE girl who used to sing the most wonderful songs.”
    Flash forward twenty years and we see the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

    There are tons of these! Just type Ignatieff Ukrainian Community into your search..and read away! I don’t think this is any ‘Tim Hortons ‘ kinda guy no matter how hard he tries to portray that.

  141. Ontario Girl says:

    The CBC has Evan Solomon on The National on a weekend Sunday? They also had Terry Mildew-ski and Greg Weston on looking white faced and haggard. Bet they were working all day digging through archives and access to information muck for their next rotting scandal this week. Pat Martin saying there will be “mine fields and wire traps” this week? ummmmm More dirt from the rat pack over at banana republic CBC?I can’t stand looking at anyone of them. Tues Peter Mansbridge will be hosting a CBC special at 4pm after the budget. The biggest partisan, bloated, Harper hater out there. Better have a good stock of tylenol and gravol ready.
    Goodnight all.

  142. Sammy says:

    Dammit..just lost a great big comment! Just found this beauty comment re Iggy from someone that attended an event at UofT where Iggy’s dad was speaking.This person told George that she was Ukrainian..his response..”sadly patronizing”…. “Oh,I have fond memories of that province..I was just a boy but I remember the PEASANT SERVING GIRL who worked on our family ESTATE.She was a kind and SIMPLE girl who sang the most wonderful songs!”..hmmm,apple/tree???
    http://www.infoukes.com/newpathway/22-2009-Page-7-2.html

    • Joanne says:

      Dammit..just lost a great big comment!

      Sorry Sammy. A couple of your comments ended up in the spam filter overnight. I’ve just released them.

      (That stuff is pure gold, BTW.)

  143. Sammy says:

    TONS more of that stuff..like how Iggy was parachuted in..riding members NOT happy:
    http://www.ukrweekly.com/old/archive/2005/500513.shtml
    Just type Ignatieff Ukrainian community into your search..lots of goodies!

  144. Soccermom says:

    I was disappointed that Roy Green didn’t question Taliban Jack about Pat Martin’s outrageous display in committee, today on his radio show. Totally let that one slip by.

    That’s the problem. They never get called on it. That should have been his first question.

  145. wilson says:

    Ignatieff makes a commercial…… about himself.

    Gee, he could have saved all the scarce LPC money,
    it’s already been done
    http://ignatieff.me/

  146. wilson says:

    “mine fields and wire traps”
    Ha, he meant trip wires. idiot.
    Yes, Ontario Girl, a whole week of proceedural games.

    Over at Macleans the poor Libs are crying about that trust poll, and are wondering what they have to do for the public to just get past Adscam.

    Imo, Canadians feel cheated because no Liberals went to jail,
    and they brag about that fact.
    After what the LPC did, worst scandal in Cdn history and they got away with it,
    and this was their pathetic response:

    ”Martin responded to the report by promising that the Liberal Party would reimburse $1.14 million to the federal treasury and by banning ten individuals linked to the scandal”

    $40 million still missing
    AG not allowed to audit slush funds
    names of 12 Liberal candidates kept secret
    inquiry so narrow only the business/bureaucrats were caught

  147. maz2 says:

    Liberal Iggy Googles MSM.

    …-

    “Harper eopardized by scandals
    Calgary Herald – Kris Kotarski -”

    http://news.google.ca/
    …-

    “Harper eopardized by scandals

    By Kris Kotarski, For the Calgary Herald March 21, 2011 3:02 AM”

    http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/Harper+eopardized+scandals/4475922/story.html

  148. Liz J says:

    Sammy @ 11;38 pm, thanks for the links, good stuff.

    I agree, Iggy is no Tim Horton’s kind of guy no mater how hard he tries he needn’t bother trying to roll up the rim to win.

  149. maz2 says:

    Is Liberal Iggy another Gaddafi?

    Will Gaddafi Iggy and his Separatist Coalition bring down the government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper?

    Just askin’.

    MSM is against an election now?

    That means: It’s time. Election now.

    “Prime Minister Stephen Harper at the Paris talks was one of the strongest supporters of action against Col. Moammar Gadhafi. He returned home to the possibility that his own government may fall first, not because of any opposition concerns about Libya but because the Liberal party is committed to bringing down the government even though few Canadians see any reason other than the vainglory of the opposition to force an election.”

    …-

    “Now not time for vainglorious vote”

    http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/editorials/now-not-time-for-vainglorious-vote-118349209.html

  150. Ontario Girl says:

    This from the WPG. Free Press…WHAT? Are we going to see the media do a Helena switcharoo now, after 2 months of false attacking reports of the govt?

    There is work to do and Canadians know, even if their politicians seem not to, that it is not wise to try to change horses in midstream, particularly when the stream is running as rapidly as it is now.

  151. Ontario Girl says:

    The opposition members said that should never have been said with the public watching. Heh.

    Keep the public in the dark with the help of the media. Thats how they got this far. Tom Lukiwski mentioned all the FALSE statements of Ned Franks and the other side, as he pointed out. That Ned Franks being led out as an EXPERT? Another one of those Liberal EXPERTS who know nothing and if they do they hide it from the public. Ned Franks got caught. Bet he’ll be on all the political shows all week.

  152. Martin says:

    Joanne 5:42 My comment from Sat:
    I think the spin is this would be the first GOVERNMENT and first Cabinet minister to be found in contempt, the individuals you mentioned were not MPs. Still this involves some qualification, as both Anne McLellan and Art Eggleton were found by Speaker Milliken to demonsrate prima facie evidence of contempt, (2001, 02). As now, the 2 cases were referred to committee, where they were exonerated by their majority colleagues. Minister Oda unfortunately does not enjoy that advantage. It would be good to see anyone from MSM at least mention these cases, but do not expect to ever hear of them.
    My understanding is that the speaker determines if there is a prima facie case for contempt and refers it to committee to investigate and decide. They can vote however they want, as in these two recent cases. In a majority parliament, it would be almost impossible to find a cabinet minister in contempt.

  153. Mary T says:

    Finally caught up on all the comments and new posts since Friday. Sheila Copps come out with some comments in support of the contempt charges or treatment of Helena, and I like so many others remember the rat pack, and her climbing over members seats to get at the person who called her something. Does she think we don’t remember how Paul Martin threw her under the bus and refused to sign her nomination papers or allowed her to be a candidate.
    I am sure iggy would be upset at how a lib candidate for mla in AB describes him, and says he has to go and Libs will loose big time in the coming election.
    Gwen, when did Baird ever call anyone a liar in the HofC, or on any political show, or in any interview or scrum.
    Iggy complaining about attacking his family, telling the truth is not an attack. Remember how he treated his brother at school, don’t admit we are brothers.
    Waiting for the budget tomorrow. Oh, I e-mailed Layton and told him how angry I was at the way Pat acted during committee, and the blame lies with him for not doing something about it and rein him in. No reply yet.
    Someone brought up Jaffer’s dui charge but forgot about Pablo’s and he still sits in the HofC and is on some committee.
    What happened to Scott, he disappeared, did iggy tell him he went too far. He started all this with his motion.
    I do hope there is an election to get rid of all this faux scandal/wk stuff. Will the libs finally admit defeat after 3 losses and more loss of seats.
    Iggy saying he is glad he is not in Harper’s shoes, must mean he does not want to be PM in a few weeks.

  154. Ontario Girl says:

    Mary comment
    Iggy saying he is glad he is not in Harper’s shoes,

    And this from the guy who called Bev Oda a liar.

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