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- The Washington Times

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- Calgary Herald

John Tory campaign: AWOL

Oh, but I’m sure the rally will go great. Don’t worry, fellas.



10 Responses to “John Tory campaign: AWOL”

  1. Matt says:

    Kind of torn here.

    It’s actually pretty funny, but somewhat in poor taste considering the disappearance of Malaysian flight 370.

    • Warren says:

      Ditto, actually.

    • Swervin' Merv says:

      If humour didn’t ever go to the edge of bad taste, we would have a lot fewer political cartoonists, stand-up comics, and award show hosts finding work these days. I’d suggest that the best humour involves the juxtaposition of different contexts, with tragedy and comedy representing the inevitable range of human experience.

      I’m not a fan of vulgar humour, but neither do I believe that we are well served by self-censorship or “political correctness.” So I can appreciate the new context of the cartoon without diminishing my sympathy for the victims of the real radar mystery in Malaysia. (Neither did I fault Trudeau for lightly acknowledging the disappointment of Putin’s hockey loss at the same time he took a strong stand against the suppression of democratic protests in the Ukraine, to reprise the earlier debate.)

      One stop short of self-censorship is the new practice of having to apologize every time someone claims to be offended. The latest example, after U. of R. cheerleaders played “Cowboys and Indians” at a practice session, only went half way in demanding an apology for the costumed stereotypes of Indigenous people. When are they going to apologize to current-day cowboys? (And why did federal Finance Minister Flaherty retire today before apologizing to those of us offended by his series of omnibus budget bills?)


      • sezme says:

        I’m with you, Merv, mostly. I didn’t initially make the connection, but I don’t see how this in any way makes light of of anything but the John Tory campaign. I’m not against the idea of political correctness per se; I don’t wish to bully or belittle groups of people with my casual use of language and take steps not to.

        But making connections between one current event and another, doesn’t offend me. Even for those with direct connections to the Malaysian flight disappearance, I think getting deeply hurt by this cartoon would be a stretch. They have much bigger things to worry about and no one is taking their pain lightly.

  2. Ryan Spinney says:


  3. Ryan Spinney says:

    Oh crap I didn’t even make that connection, it kills the humour of it.

  4. Brian says:

    Really a great move by you guys, having Olivia Chow come out right at the start against the Scarborough subway and for the LRT instead. Soknacki loses his issue, Stintz gets to own her flip-flop, Ford gets to explain why he wants to hike taxes to pay for a more expensive transit option that serves less people and has fewer stops (which is not what he ran on in 2010 – back then, private sector fairies were going to build subways, subways, subways), and John Tory is in the same boat. Whether or not John Tory comes up with an alternate means of getting $910 million for it, that’s money that could have been saved or gone elsewhere. Instant fiscal responsibility cred for the Chow campaign.

    All that and it’s the right thing to do as a policy, too.

    • !o! says:

      The tax raise will be a big one for the ideological.

      The LRT was the better option from the start though, it was never a right-left thing, LRT is just flat out the rational policy choice. The only reason we keep hearing Ford roar on about subways is because of the suburban vote. But I think that’s just a matter of getting the right messaging across on the LRT plan.

  5. Cameron Prymak says:

    Not appropriate, imo.

  6. Jan Copperteni says:

    This may be beyond your sphere, but the FSB is utilizing the “anonymous” concept as a propaganda asset e.g.:

    “Anonymous Ukraine does not like nor support what is happening in Ukraine now. Anonymous Ukraine thanks President Putin for protecting President Yanukovich. We appeal to the president of our country who is hiding in Russia to return to Ukraine and restore order and rid Ukraine of the Bandera nazis and the Western hirelings.”


    Presumably, the more informed anonymous operatives are not uncritical Putin supporters. Any help to motivate anonymous to make a statement of clarity/denial would be helpful as the Putinites try to postion the West/America/EU as Nazis (ironic, I know) would be good.

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