06.06.2020 06:41 AM

Anger does not begin to express what I’m feeling right now


  1. Steve Teller says:

    Yep, exactly what I thought when I saw the picture.

    So the question is where the anger should be directed. At JT for his non-distanced stunt, or at the provincial government for unnecessarily restricting access to loved ones, as you experienced.

    I think it is a bit of both. JT certainly deserves major criticism for prioritizing his own “woke” virtue-signalling over the potential to lead by example for the recommended social distancing.

    Then again, this makes you question the need of continuing to deny human contact to people like you and your Mom. Do the levels of COVID infection really warrant this?

  2. Douglas W says:

    He’s all about appearances.
    He has absolutely no interest, in doing his job.

  3. Ronald O'Dowd says:

    I was from the start cautiously optimistic that our overlords would be bright enough to reopen with mandatory conditions, most especially, maintaining social distancing and hand washing. Apparently not.

    In our case, since our late mother was in the final phase of her double dementias, I told my brothers that we should reject the window scenario as it would only do more harm than good, emotionally-speaking. It wasn’t my emotions that I was worried about. Fortunately, the doctor agreed.

    However, during the final four days when it became self-evident that the end was near, two of us were allowed to stay with our Mom in her room. That was a blessing to be able to accompany her starting on the road to the great beyond. We were so thankful for that given that so many others had to die alone in their rooms.

    I know you will stay strong for your Mom. So many of us out there will be in your corner as you continue to deal with this, day in and day out.

    • Douglas W says:

      Bro, stay strong as well.

      Peace be with you.

    • Mark D says:

      Ron, I am glad that human sense prevailed and that two of your siblings were allowed to be with your mom and she departed from this world.

      It saddens me that so many of our elderly died alone during this pandemic.

  4. Richard Smithson says:

    Mr. Kinsella – you should not have been so surprised – uber progessives always do exactly what they want to do, for whatever reason they deem correct, for there own selfish and controlling ways, and the MSM, just nod and wink and say, “nothing to see here, lets just move on”!

    • Andy Kaut says:

      They know what side their eggs are benedicted on.

      When Shiny Phony pays the press to shut up, what else are they to do?

  5. Max says:

    Trudumb, upon being handed a BLM t-shirt at the demonstration, tried to shake her hand. She, having a brain, weighed the opportunity to shake the hand of a Prime Minister, and to accept a gracious offer of embrace from an extended hand, declined. Because she knows handshakes right now are discouraged. In other words, “she gets it”.

    Its right there on video. Justin owes Singh a case of beer.

  6. Yet Another Calgarian says:

    Sorry First Nations, I got a new girl now.
    Love, Justin

  7. joe long says:

    It’s too dangerous for Justin Trudeau to face regular questions in Parliament.

    But it’s perfectly ok for JT to stage a photo op in a large crowd.

    Shame on Mr Singh for supporting team Trudeau.

    It’s time for Parliament to get back to work. Shame on the maim street media for rolling over and playing Pravda.

    • Douglas W says:

      I wonder how many NDP caucus members privately thought Singh’s “strategic move” was a bonehead blunder?

      • Ronald O'Dowd says:

        I have no problem with COVID-19 with putting Parliament temporarily on ice. What I strenuously oppose is making major consequential decisions before Parliament returns. Cabinet O-I-Cs are definitely not the way to go.

        • Douglas W says:

          I have a big problem, the icing of Parliament.

          Hard-working Canadians can show up for work, sometimes putting their well-being at risk, and be accountable for their efforts, but our elected officials can’t?

          Really? How is that okay?

          • A large number of hard-working Canadians are working from home to help protect themselves and the workers who are going to work.

            MPs are is a position to work from home and they should do so.

          • Ronald O'Dowd says:


            In Quebec, more than half of workers are not showing up and are still working from home. But we live in a responsible government world so I would like to see Parliament back in session sooner rather than later.

      • Working towards getting sick leave for all Canadians will save more people then getting non-answers from the government.

        • Douglas W says:

          There’s the problem: everyone’s okay with getting non-answers from this government.

          • Did we get answers from any previous governments? The Conservatives where the ones who started responding with completely unrelated statements in response to questions.

          • The Doctor says:

            Umm, Darwin, apparently you’ve never heard of Jean Chretien or Herb Gray. Because those two perfected the art of the non-answer long before any Conservative did.

  8. Dave says:

    Meh, not really a surprise is it……..oh look a squirrel!

  9. William Morrison says:

    That’s just the kind of guy JT is. Mr. Woke Photo Op. There’s nothing more to him than that. But you knew this already, didn’t you? So you are right to be angry rather than surprised. Hope you remember your anger through to the next election.

  10. Des says:

    I see a lot of the protests both in Canada and the US have made a mockery of the physical distancing “rules” that governments have instituted. The American left has been calling for mail-in ballots for the general election in November. I think the American right, who doesn’t like this idea, has been given all of the evidence needed to make state and federal Supreme Court challenges against this. Given that hundreds of thousands of people are out in the streets protesting, they can definitely go to the ballot box in, perhaps, a physically distant line. I’m in agreement with you Warren. I think the riots help Trump in the idea that 6/10 Americans actually approve of the military taking control of the riots, and that eliminating mail-in ballots would potentially hurt Biden which is something that these protests and riots eliminate the case for.

    In terms of Trudeau, it’s the typical virtue signalling that we tend to see from those who have swayed far to the left. But I think it’s the typical Liberal way: “Rules for thee but not for me”. Can’t have a limited QP, but can protest in mass gatherings all you want. Contra Costa County (Northern CA) came out with new rules for physical distancing this morning. No social gatherings of more than 12 people, but no protests of more than 100 people are acceptable. My father died in February. We had one of the biggest wakes in the funeral home’s history. It would be a shame if we couldn’t have people to celebrate and we were left with a skeleton group of people. These rules for visitation still exist, but thousands of people side-by-side in a protest is fine? It’s insulting to the thousands of people who have lost their jobs, or have had to adapt to unusual working conditions just to keep their businesses or employment floating.

    I know that both in Canada and the US it’s your right to protest (peacefully), but these rules are a spit in the face to the previous 3 months of struggle and anguish that many people both in Canada and the US have had to endure. Skyrocketing unemployment, businesses going under, and for what? In the US, every 1% spike in unemployment leads to 30K more suicides per year. I’m not sure what the data in Canada is like, but I assume it’s quite similar on a pro-rated basis. These things all set us back. But, when it comes to photo opportunities, our dear leaders never miss a chance.

    • Ronald O'Dowd says:


      Violating physical distancing is definitely not all right, even in the pursuit of noble causes.

      As for troops moving against rioters, that’s one thing. Using the military or police against peaceful protesters is quite another and is totally unacceptable.

      My condolences on the loss of your Dad.

  11. Quint Scallion says:

    Well, according to health experts going to a BLM protest is okay, but this should not be confused with support of any other protests. It is important to listen to the experts.


    “As public health advocates, we do not condemn these gatherings as risky for COVID-19 transmission. We support them as vital to the national public health and to the threatened health specifically of Black people in the United States. We can show that support by facilitating safest protesting practices without detracting from demonstrators’ ability to gather and demand change. This should not be confused with a permissive stance on all gatherings, particularly protests against stay-home orders.”

  12. Hugh says:

    I couldn’t attend my brother’s funeral last week (if you could even call it that- considering the restrictions in place).
    But that’s ok, as long as Trudeau got his photo-op which without a doubt will be used (much like those he claims to be supporting) in the next election campaign.

    Considering his list of transgressions (and the fact that they are either excused or rationalized in a manner no one else could even dream of), it’s no wonder I’m starting to doubt why my vote (or even opinion) matters.
    He can do whatever he wants, and we should just get used to it.
    Opposing or even questioning him results in vilification to the point where I don’t think I even care about what happens in Ottawa anymore.

  13. Hugh,

    They think they already have it in the bag because of their large and consistent polling lead. But they don’t. How many times have we seen a potential PM this, or Premier that, or one already in power, get blown to smithereens in an election campaign? The one that sticks in my mind the most is Turner-Mulroney. Initially, no one thought Mulroney had a hope in hell but…Brian had a lot more better options than John did! LOL.

  14. Gilbert says:

    The prime minister is a prima donna who thinks rules don’t apply to him. He can do whatever he wants. He probably also thinks that with all his spending and his friendly media, he has nothing to worry about, but I disagree. His arrogance and superficial leadership will hurt him.

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