But now we have it straight from the horse’s
ass mouth that his account wasn’t hacked. This, my friends, is MP Pat Martin’s definition of ‘civility‘. And as with all things left, the rules don’t apply to him – just everyone else.
I wonder what delicate cabinet position Mr. Martin would get in his Merger Dream Team? Minister of Foreign Affairs? Ah, imagine the headlines.
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More Twitter rumblings: (Irony Department)
The firing of broadcaster Damian Goddard, who was let go from Sportsnet six months ago, is turning into a test case about religious freedom in Canada and the right to declare those views in public.
Mr. Goddard lost his job after he wrote on Twitter only marriage between a man and a woman is a “true” marriage…
What do you think? Should a public figure or politician be fired for something they write on Twitter?
More on Martin: Media circle wagons to protect NDP Pat Martin for Twitter F-bombs – BC Blue
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Don’t miss this column by John Ivison – Advice for the opposition parties: Shut the #!*% up:
…It’s not as if the various component bills that make up the Safe Streets and Communities Act have not been debated in Parliament. The bill as it stands has had four days of debate, comprising 16 hours and 53 speeches, not to mention nine days at committee. But much of its content has been hanging around Parliament since the Conservatives were elected in 2006. In total, including review in the Senate, the component bills have had 53 days of debate, made up of 95 hours and 261 speeches, since they were first introduced, according to the House leader’s office. Not quite the trampling of democracy the opposition parties suggest.
In fact, most of the legislation in front of the House has been thoroughly aired – bills to modernize copyright, kill the long-gun registry, open up the wheat board, and create more seats in the House of Commons have all appeared in one form or another in previous parliaments…
Dear Opposition Parties: You lost. Get over it.