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Scott Piatkowski
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posted 15 March 2004 03:22 AM      Profile for Scott Piatkowski   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
This is the thread to post all of those wacky statements made by members of the Regressive Conservative Reformatory Alliance.

I'll start the ball rolling...

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Monte Solberg adopts homoerotic imagery:

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When is the Minister going to change the name from 24 Sussex Drive to 24 Sucks Us Dry? - Reform MP and Finance Critic Monte Solberg, Oct. 21, 1997

[ 15 March 2004: Message edited by: Scott Piatkowski ]


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Scott Piatkowski
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posted 21 March 2004 07:41 PM      Profile for Scott Piatkowski   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
OK, if no one else wants to play this game...

quote:
According to Guergis, there is not much difference between beauty pageants and politics because of all the public service and travel required.

Helena Guergis, candidate for the Reformatory nomination in Simcoe-Grey.


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posted 30 March 2004 10:53 AM      Profile for Lard Tunderin' Jeezus   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
The Globe's 'Morning Smile' today:
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I hear that Stephen Harper is bringing out a new magazine aimed at compassionate ultraconservatives. He's going to call it Harper's Bizarre.

-William Bedford



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HeywoodFloyd
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posted 30 March 2004 10:57 AM      Profile for HeywoodFloyd     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
NDP MP Judy Wasylycia-Leis wants to register breast implants. Not sex offenders, not government waste, not repeat drunk drivers, breast implants.

At least the question "Are they real?" will be answered once and for all.

http://www.canoe.ca/NewsStand/WinnipegSun/News/2004/03/30/401294.html


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Michelle
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posted 30 March 2004 11:03 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
So you don't like the idea of protecting women who have implants in case something goes wrong with a product or procedure and all the women who have had it need to be contacted?

Repeat drunk drivers and sex offenders have criminal records. Their criminal records can be accessed any time. This has nothing to do with criminal registries - it's a completely different type of database for a completely different reason. They don't relate in the slightest.

BTW, next time you want to support your point, an opinion article from Knuckledraggers Daily probably wouldn't be advisable.

[ 30 March 2004: Message edited by: Michelle ]


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Sara Mayo
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posted 30 March 2004 11:12 AM      Profile for Sara Mayo     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Heywood, you've got your facts confused. The NDP voted in favour of the sex offenders' registry. It was the Canadian Alliance who had the hyprocrisy to vote against it.
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Scott Piatkowski
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posted 30 March 2004 11:44 AM      Profile for Scott Piatkowski   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Heywood: Get your own thread. This is the thread where we make fun of you.
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paxamillion
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posted 30 March 2004 11:50 AM      Profile for paxamillion   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
That's what we call free speech. You're free to get your own thread.
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quote:
Originally posted by Sara Mayo:
Heywood, you've got your facts confused. The NDP voted in favour of the sex offenders' registry. It was the Canadian Alliance who had the hyprocrisy to vote against it.

To be fair, if the Reformatories were in power, they would have supported it and the Lieberals would have opposed it: That's the way Lieb-Con politics works, with parties voting against perfectly good policies they may often agree with solely to undermine their opponents.

Incidentally, how did James Moore vote on the registry? I think Charley King might be interested. ;-)


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posted 30 March 2004 12:20 PM      Profile for HeywoodFloyd     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
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Heywood, you've got your facts confused. The NDP voted in favour of the sex offenders' registry. It was the Canadian Alliance who had the hyprocrisy to vote against it.

You mean the registry that didn't include currently incarcerated sex offenders (Chretien Jr?) and was only accessable by the police instead of the general public?

Ya, good call there.

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Heywood: Get your own thread. This is the thread where we make fun of you.

Sniff. Boo hoo.

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That's what we call free speech. You're free to get your own thread.

I'm getting my own thread. Consider me an OCAP sit-in protestor.


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Sara Mayo
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posted 30 March 2004 12:21 PM      Profile for Sara Mayo     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
James Moore voted against the sex offender registry.

Here's the info for bill c-23 in Parliament.

[ 30 March 2004: Message edited by: Sara Mayo ]


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posted 30 March 2004 12:25 PM      Profile for NDP Newbie     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
If the Reformatories were more concerned about actually protecting communities from sex offenders than about using the issue of protecting communities from sex offenders to score cheap political points, the appropriate response would have been to vote in favour of the bill while making it clear that the bill, while being nowhere near strong enough, is a step in the right direction.
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Sara Mayo
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posted 30 March 2004 12:26 PM      Profile for Sara Mayo     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Exactly.
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Scott Piatkowski
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posted 31 March 2004 12:31 PM      Profile for Scott Piatkowski   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Some of these were new to me. Courtesy of EGALE (note that the list dates from the 1993 to 1997 period):

quote:
Mr. Bob Ringma MP was perhaps most notorious in saying that an employer ought to be able to fire a lesbian or gay employee, or move that person to the back of the shop. Mississauga Reform candidate Janice Lim recently indicated support for Mr. Ringma’s comments. The most telling reflection of the attitudes of Reform Party members is the fact that Mr. Ringma received a standing ovation for his comments at last year’s Reform Party convention.

Nor did Mr. Ringma’s comments reflect an isolated incident. Other comments by Reform MPs include:

Mr. Preston Manning MP, Reform Party leader:

"Homosexuality is destructive to the individual and, in the long run, to society."

Mr. Art Hanger, MP:

"Homosexuality is unnatural. It is a repudiation of nature. ... Homosexuality is nihilistic. It protects nothing, it defends nothing, it continues nothing, and it sustains nothing."

Mr. Myron Thompson, MP:

"I want the whole world to know that I do not condone homosexuals. I do not condone their activity. I do not like what they do. I think it is wrong. I think it is unnatural and I think it is totally immoral. I will object to it forever whenever they attack the good, traditional Canadian family unit that built the country."

Mr. John Williams, MP:

"That is why I find it repulsive. It is not only the fact that sexual orientation is in here which I find repulsive but that a few Canadians are being told that they are entitled to special treatment."

Mr. Philip Mayfield, MP:

"... committed same sex couples are more the exception than the norm by far within the homosexual community. Before the House even considers making the kinds of changes advocated by the hon. member, we as members of Parliament have to see proof that committed relationships are the ideal majority preference, not the abnormality in the homosexual context."

Mr. David Chatters, MP:

"When you go into the issue of homosexuals and lesbians, I think it’s in the interests of society to have the right to discriminate against that group of people. ... I think society has a right on that basis to discriminate against them".

Mr. Paul Forseth, MP:

Mr. Forseth responded to the hate crimes legislation by saying that gay men themselves are responsible for anti-gay violence: "There’s a lot of jealously, they have a lot of short-term relationships, they are vengeful."

Mr. Jake Hoeppner, MP suggested that protecting lesbians and gays from discrimination could lead to civil war, and Dr. Grant Hill, MP claimed that "any" medical text could describe the previously unknown disease "gay bowel syndrome" (although he failed to provide any particulars of this mysterious ailment).

The Reform Party’s comments are not limited to the lesbian, gay and bisexual communities. For example, Jack Frazer MP said "I did not see what I consider to be racist overtones" in relation to an Airborne video in Somalia which showed one soldier saying "We ain’t killed enough niggers yet" while a black soldier was being walked like a dog with "I love the Ku Klux Klan" painted on his back. MP Jack Ramsay admitted he asks job applicants about their marital status, showing no appreciation that this is prohibited by law. MP Philip Mayfield compared the flogging of Muslim women for not wearing a veil with the requirement that men wear jackets in the Parliamentary restaurant, and MP Herb Grubel characterized Native Canadians as "spoiled children", comparing Native reservations with "south sea island" resorts. Numerous other examples could be cited.



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Rufus Polson
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posted 31 March 2004 02:44 PM      Profile for Rufus Polson     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Now if Newbie (old Newbie, not our current NDP Newbie) had just cited some of that stuff instead of frothing and abusing people, he/she might have gotten more support in the claim that supporting the Reform/Alliance/Conservatives pretty much amounts to gay-bashing.
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Ubu
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posted 31 March 2004 02:53 PM      Profile for Ubu        Edit/Delete Post
Well, we all remember this one, but it's worth repeating, given its sheer stupidity.

Stephen Harper on Atlantic Canada: "There is a dependence in the region that breeds a culture of defeatism"


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Ubu
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posted 31 March 2004 03:13 PM      Profile for Ubu        Edit/Delete Post
Oh, and we can't forget this statement, which, according to CBC, was sent in a letter to a First Nations organization in Ontario (signed by none other than Stephen Harper).

"On the occasion of India's national day, I salute the Indian community for long-standing contributions to the economic and cultural vitality of our wonderful country," reads the letter, leaked to the media.


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posted 31 March 2004 03:19 PM      Profile for beverly     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
"I believe that the Bible is the infallible word of God and every word in it, cover to cover, is true."
- Stockwell Day

WIth that he goes on to explain:

1) The earth is 6,000 years old

2) Adam and Eve were real people

3) Humans and dinosaurs co-existed; and

4) There's as much evidence for creation as evolution.

I really miss Doris.


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paxamillion
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posted 31 March 2004 03:28 PM      Profile for paxamillion   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
Originally posted by kuba:
I really miss Doris.

I think it took courage to speak to his beliefs.

And I think he should have bent to the will of the people in some token way about changing his name.


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Ubu
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posted 31 March 2004 03:31 PM      Profile for Ubu        Edit/Delete Post
Stockwell Day provides us with a long list of stupid quotes. Here's another: "Homosexuality is a mental disorder that can be cured by counselling."
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natas
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The moron level on this thread is seriously going to make me barf. Into an envelope. So - which of these blue-haired paragons of virtue shall I address it to? Hey it's a contest.
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paxamillion
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posted 01 April 2004 05:22 PM      Profile for paxamillion   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
Originally posted by natas:
The moron level on this thread is seriously going to make me barf. Into an envelope. So - which of these blue-haired paragons of virtue shall I address it to? Hey it's a contest.

I have a shaved head. So, I guess that's me out.


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quote:
Originally posted by NDP Newbie:

To be fair, if the Reformatories were in power, they would have supported it and the Lieberals would have opposed it: That's the way Lieb-Con politics works, with parties voting against perfectly good policies they may often agree with solely to undermine their opponents.

Incidentally, how did James Moore vote on the registry? I think Charley King might be interested. ;-)


Did the CA/Reform REALLY vote AGAINST registering sex offenders?!?!?!?! They're all so law-and-order that I find that hard to believe.

James Moore would have been M.I.A. Dude can't stake out a solid position to save his life. Major opportunistic loser, as has already been proven over and over again.


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James Moore would have been M.I.A. Dude can't stake out a solid position to save his life. Major opportunistic loser, as has already been proven over and over again.

Like yesterday when he seemed to be defending Shelia Copps. I'm sure there isn't any love lost there.


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This is not hilarious, really, but does anybody remember when the Alliance and their ilk were demonstrating in favour of the Iraq war, and were really upset that we weren't sucking up to Bush by sending Canadians to kill and die there?

They aren't talking much about that these days.


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quote:
Originally posted by kuba:

Like yesterday when he seemed to be defending Shelia Copps. I'm sure there isn't any love lost there.


James Moore does whatever is most politically expedient for himself at the time, and will change his position to whatever is the most popular. He has zero principles or standards. He's widely known as the biggest flip-flopper in the House.


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biggest flip-flopper

He kind of reminds me of a big 'ole shoe.


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check this out

Signage


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West Coast Surfer
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Two things that strike me right off the bat:

1) Those signs are very amateur. Trashy even.

2) I can't imagine a conservative incumbent being able to use any of those signs without being labelled a moron. "Re-elect" and "for a change" are mutually exclusive.......and yet will both appear on the signs.


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Doug
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They're not that bad, actually. I'm not super-wowed by them, but I wouldn't say they're trashy.
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Scott Piatkowski
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posted 04 April 2004 12:26 AM      Profile for Scott Piatkowski   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Apparently the Reformatories have inside knowledge that the election will be held on May 31.

Vote card


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Kevin
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posted 04 April 2004 12:43 AM      Profile for Kevin   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
But is Jonathan Smithanisky really the candidate in Edmonton North?

I think that the May 31 date is a placeholder...


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Actually come to think of it, I don't think that Edmonton North exists anymore under the new boudaries. I think it's called "Edmonton St-Albert" or something along those lines now.

So yeah, May 31st is most likely a place holder...

[ 04 April 2004: Message edited by: Jesse Hoffman ]


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Scott Piatkowski
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posted 04 April 2004 01:08 AM      Profile for Scott Piatkowski   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I guess I really have to use smilies more consistently
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Hah, well I should have known!
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