Thursday, November 02, 2006

Streetfight for the Crown Profiles

Previous Profiles:
Dave Hancock
Lyle Oberg
Mark Norris
Ted Morton
Ed Stelmach


As a special bonus, I'm doing two profiles today for the price of 1. But before I get to them, it seems Lyle Oberg is promising to drum up the Same Sex Marriage issue yet again:


RED DEER, ALTA. — One of the main contenders to become the next Alberta premier says he would continue the province's fight against the federal same-sex marriage law.

“This is an issue that we do have to take a stand on. I don't believe the battle is over,” former cabinet minister Lyle Oberg told more than 600 people who packed a Tory leadership forum Wednesday night.

Oberg then called a press conference where he promised to give concrete facts on how SSM has hurt Canadian society but, at the press conference, said he decided to keep these facts top secret to protect his source.

With that, here are 6th and 7th profiles in the eight part series:


Gary McPherson

Who?


Victor Doerksen

Seriously?

12 Comments:

  • That's the beauty of the anti-marriage gang. No matter how often people lie to them, they'll still believe it and drink the Kool-aid.

    Vic Toews, Stephen Harper, Ralph Klein - they all lied through their teeth on marriage every step of the way and their gullible supporters bought it.

    30 years from now Conservative politicians will still be promising to reverse the definition of marriage and their supporters will still be stupid enough to believe them.

    By Blogger Reality Bites, at 12:54 PM  

  • Never even heard of the last two CG, and I've lived here 35 years...

    By Blogger Joe Calgary, at 4:17 PM  

  • The thing about Canada is that a solid majority of people (even a fair majority of Conservatives) know when an issue is past. The same cannot be said of the United States.

    By Blogger hosertohoosier, at 5:26 PM  

  • But the issue isn't past in the United States, not by a long shot. It's going to take most of the rest of the century to get equal marriage in all 50 states. It's in one now, with no real signs of that expanding.

    All these votes they're having aren't trying to rescind equal marriage. They're making sure no one can ever even try to legalize it in those states.

    The legal situation there is a nightmare.

    By Blogger Reality Bites, at 6:20 PM  

  • As a side note... where the hell is Mike Duffy? If I have to listen to Jane Taber one more night I might poke my own eyes out!

    By Blogger Scooge, at 8:06 PM  

  • I can't help but conclude that profiles 6 and 7 were lacking in comprehensiveness, while at the same time providing me with all the info on the candidates I cared to know. So well done.

    ps thanks for the Kennedy info

    By Blogger Olaf, at 9:06 PM  

  • scooge - Duffy's still recovering from heart surgery...I think they said he'll be back on the show around the time of the Lib convention.

    By Blogger calgarygrit, at 9:10 PM  

  • CG, thanks for the info on Mike Duffy. I live in the heart of Alberta and if having to watch Jane Taber makes me want to poke my own eyes out, then the thought of any one of those candidates being my next premier makes me want to pull out my own toenails while listening to Christmas carols and watching Bill O'Reilly.

    By Blogger Scooge, at 11:13 PM  

  • Scooge... I know exactly what you mean. Every time I see Taber I want to throw things at her... I miss Mike!!!

    By Blogger Joe Calgary, at 12:13 PM  

  • Reality Bites-

    Nice job of lumping all opposing viewpoints together and insulting them.

    Can I play too?

    Thats the beauty of the gay marriage group, no matter who many of them get aids, they still are the highest aids transmission group in North America. They get told their lifestyle is safe yet they have an extremely low life expectancy and yet still gulp down the..... Kool-aid.

    Richard Simmons, Scott Brison, Elton John - they all lied through their teeth on the Gay Lifestyle and their gullible supporters bout it.

    30 years from now Gay politicians will still be promising the safe ways of gay living, and their supporters will still be stupid enough to believe them.


    Hows that for tolerance?

    By Blogger Joe_Canada, at 2:12 PM  

  • I think you have to remember that not all people can accept Gay-Marriage RB.

    For some, their religion simply makes no exception to it, and would place them in the position of being heretical to their own church or religion.

    Personally I couldn't give a shit one way or the other, but I think in the context of religious groups, we should throw them some sort of bone to help them get past it.

    I think the Gay community could have been a bit more tolerant in this regard. They ask for tolerance, but they don't extend it to the religious right.

    I'm not certain I blame the bible thumpers here.

    By Blogger Joe Calgary, at 2:23 PM  

  • I have not made any comment here on the views of those opposed to equal marriage.

    I am merely pointing out how incredibly stupid they are to believe the lies of Conservative politians who tell them they can actuallyu do something about it. Go over to FreeDominion and you'll read lots of people who are bitterly opposed to same-sex marriage who realize nonetheless that they were played for fools by Stephen Harper and other Conservative politicians on this issue.

    Joe Calgary, there is no bone to be thrown to the religious right. They have steadfastly, over the years, opposed every single measure of equality for gays and lesbians. Every single law, without exception, including the decriminalization of gay sex.

    There's nothing that will satisfy them, and more importantly, it is not in the hands of the gay community. What exactly do you expect us to do? Petition the government to rescind C38????

    Tell me something, Joe Calgary, if someone's religion teaches that blacks are inferior and don't merit equal rights, would you tell black people to be tolerant of them - or do you only have the incredible GALL to say that to gay people?

    People have the right to hate gays as much as they want. They don't have the right to make gay people pretend we think they're decent human beings.

    By Blogger Reality Bites, at 6:21 PM  

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