Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Double Standard

I must say, I'm really looking forward to the cartoons we'll see tomorrow of Stephen Harper and David Emerson in bed. I mean, fair's fair, right? Right?

15 Comments:

  • I think tomorrow's cartoons will provide a good play on the upcoming gay marriage debate.
    I would watch the Calgary Sun for the worst offender.

    By Blogger Manley Man, at 1:26 AM  

  • So if Belinda was a whore that would now make Harper a pimp-daddie?

    By Anonymous gordon comstock, at 8:23 AM  

  • I may not like Belinda, but I mean, the cartoons when she crossed the floor were a bit sexist. They all had to do with sex, either showing her as a prostitute, cheating, or just plain ol' sexual ones. That doesn't happen when a man crosses the floor. Geh, pissed me off.

    What's this about the new Justice Minister being a Mennonite? I mean, Mennonites are great for, say, foreign aid, but their ideas of "a woman's place" tend not to be..uh..as "up to date" as the rest of the country.

    By Blogger Lady Cooper, at 9:33 AM  

  • I went to University in an area (KW) that was near a large mennonite community. They're among the finest, most respectful Canadians one could hope to meet.

    By Blogger Toronto Tory, at 9:56 AM  

  • that would be sweet if when i picked up my paper today there was a cartoon of emerson and harper in the sack together cuddling, or perhaps one with harper gettting right behind david and giving him all the support he needs as cabinet minister, or perhaps one with harper smiling like the proverbial King, while all you see is the top of david's head at the bottom of the cartoon. that would be nice

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:05 AM  

  • What the #ell?

    You might think the Conservatives are happy?

    Nope!

    Conservatives are angry.

    TIZ

    By Blogger The Infozone, at 11:01 AM  

  • Conservatives are always angry. This just happens to be one of the few times it's justified.

    By Blogger Reality Bites, at 11:08 AM  

  • Any Conservative that's got a problem with this is an idiot. Sometimes things need to be done. Emerson crossed the floor, and the people of Vancouver and Alberta should be damn happy he did. Do you know how involved he is in the Pacific portfolio... do you have any idea how important that portfolio is?

    Better a turncoat who know's what the fuck supposed to be done, then having to break in a fresh face, with probably less experience in the area concerned.

    Get over it, live with it, be happy for your wallet, cause it will pay big dividends for the nation down the road.

    As far as Fortier is concerned... it's definately bad optics, but it's damn good politics, and he has commited to running for his position in the next election.

    I can live with that. All you people who are shitting over Senate reform and Democratic process, relax. Stephan needs a majority, and this is definately the part of the path he needs to follow.

    A "not angry" Tory.

    By Blogger Joe Calgary, at 11:50 AM  

  • What I don't understand is the argument that Emerson was there to "represent Vancouver" and that Fortier was there to "represent Montreal". Who is representing Toronto? I know, I know - Westerners claim that there is a CN-Tower superiority complex, but whether Toronto deserves to be represented in cabinet is an esoteric questions as whether Montreal needs to be represented. Either way, Harper has began his PMship as a hypocrite.

    Truth is, there needs to be a new guard on both sides of the isle. I know he wouldn't do it, but Michael Igantieff could be someone who could represent Toronto effectively. That said, Ignatieff would never be so low to cross the floor.

    P.S. visit politicalbackwater.blogspot.com

    By Blogger savvy_student, at 12:21 PM  

  • What nice Liberal bigotry we see here. No, Libs aren't sexist, they just like to generalize about people with christian beliefs. Tell me, "Lady Cooper", do you know how many different types of Mennonites there are? Are you so ignorant as to think that the only Mennonites are the Old Order Mennonites? Do you know where Vic Toews stands? What a prejudiced pile you are.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:38 PM  

  • There aren't any Tories in the Montreal banlieue. I can dig the Fortier thing, subject to seeing Harper's quote on only appointing elected Senators (which I haven't) or hearing a decent mea culpa from him on that point.

    Emerson stinks. Plain and simple.

    And the Belinda sex stuff was distasteful, save for the fact that she and MacKay were an item and she broke up with him in the suite they shared hours before crossing over. I agree that it probably would have formed the basis of cartoons had there not been a sexual aspect to the betrayal, but the fact remains that there was.

    By Blogger matt, at 12:43 PM  

  • Joe Calgary

    Thank you for letting us know that we should be happy. I am always happy when democracy is circumvented. Why bother having elections at all when we can just have Harper choose for us? After all, the beloved leader knows best.

    It is amazing how fast convictions and principles are thrown out the door by conservatives. You guys campaigned on integrity and accountability. You demonized Liberal supports as corrupt based on these grounds.

    I have never seen a more blatant "Do as I say, not as I do" attitude.

    Harper messed up and he deserves the smackdown he is getting right now. We may just have a stillborn government.

    See the attached editorial from the most pro-conservative of the Toronto newspapers.

    http://www.torontosun.com/News/Columnists/Goldstein_Lorrie/2006/02/07/1429221.html

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:52 PM  

  • I live in Alberta, and I've dealt with many Mennonite communities. They are nice people, just their views on women's rights are behind the rest of the Canada. I could understand having a Mennonite involved with Foreign Aid, that's a perfect portfolio, since they tend to be very involved in aid, charity, and assistance.

    I see Mennonites as religous extremists (peaceful and nice extremists, but extremists none the less), and I'm not comfortable having an extremist as the Justice Minister.

    By Blogger Lady Cooper, at 6:52 PM  

  • ^
    I don't know what kind of Mennonites you deal with (imaginary?) but I have many aquaintences and none of them are anywhere close to your description. You might as well shit all over Harper because he's a Protestant! Maybe an extremist! God Forbid! A Protestant! Save us!

    Seriously, you need to either visit a Mennonite Church or a Ten Thousand Villages store or at the very least try fucking Google.

    By Anonymous Are You Kidding, at 7:48 PM  

  • Both of them look stupid I really hate liberal party.

    By Anonymous tuxedo shirts, at 7:20 AM  

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