10.20.2021 04:47 PM

My thought for the day

18 Comments

  1. Phil in London says:

    Better title for this post “my latest – hypocrites – chapter 2”

    It was a Herculean effort for me (somehow spellcheck reset that to Herculean fart – maybe I should have left it that way?) to drag my ass out to vote for a conservative candidate. If they are this fucking stupid that they have a problem with vaccination to attend parliament I’m thinking it’s time to join the silent plurality and stay home next election.

    That’s a tough decision for me, I was close last time – I even considered it but than the smug little bastard emperor trudeau reminded me why I couldn’t do that.

    I am not wired to vote left of centre so the dippers aren’t an option. I am no nazi so the bernier cult is not an option. I can’t vote liberal and I am pretty sure that if cons are too stupid to get vaxed I can’t do that again. I’m a man without a country or at least I’m a man that is wondering if I want to have a say.

    • Ronald O'Dowd says:

      Phil,

      Jesus Christ in heaven, are they out of their fucking minds? I mean I get that they don’t like having this decided by an MPs committee but hey, that’s one hell of a dubious fig leaf. So, hold a vote in the damned chamber and whip it. Otherwise you loose countless people just like Phil. I can tell you there’s no way I’ll defend any move by the leader not to whip that vote…

      Is O’Toole really tone deaf to the point that he goes out of his way to serious undermine support of moderate, centrist and Red Tory Conservatives? Surely Erin isn’t off his nut and prepared to go that route? What a foolish and wasted hill to politically die on. Way beyond insane.

      • Sean says:

        It’s about keeping the hard right Tory vote from going to the PPC tent and that’s the only reason O’Toole is stuck in this ludicrous position. *In the tent pissing outwards* etc…

        • Ronald O'Dowd says:

          Sean,

          If they do not reverse and reverse quickly, that will say more about Erin O’Toole’s personal judgment than anything else he has done or failed to do since becoming leader. In my case, it’s reverse now or I’m off the reservation as far as defending his leadership is concerned. So, choose wisely Erin because you desperately need all of us who apparently have a lot more common sense than you seemingly do…

  2. Ronald O'Dowd says:

    Amen, brother. For all those who happen to be either dimwhitted, or simply a first-class idiot: a few people died from COVID-19.

    As of tonight, it’s only 4,936,654 people.

  3. Bill Malcolm says:

    Enigmatic as ever — to whom is the homily directed? The message itself is of course spot on.

    Now let’s see if the newly-elected federal Conservative MP caucus of knuckle-draggers and faux “I’ve got my rights” clowns behave like good citizens in the Commons. I have my doubts they will overcome their urge to grandstand and instead will act like the general scum they are, whining and complaining away saying it’s private business as to whether they’re vaccinated or not. Why start behaving like civilized gents and ladies now? The Cons gave up on that approach a long time ago, grinning like idjuts for the cameras, wink, wink, to appeal to a certain oafish sector of society.

    Of course, on the question as to how these MPs will get or have already got themselves to Ottawa, we can presume they meekly showed their credentials to the airline. Because gotta get to Ottawa to sign on for a big salary from the public trough and money beats principles every time. But when asked THE SAME by the Speaker of the House or whoever’s respnsible to conduct a safe parliament, it’ll be SQUAWK, BLEAT, BLUSTER and BULLSHIT. That’s the Con way.

    Or did you mean someone else?

    • Peter Williams says:

      Meanwhile one dose Trudeau (so not effectively vaccinated) attended a G7 meeting. Highlighted by JT meeting at least two quite elderly world figures.

      And we were repeatedly told by a Liberal cabinet minister to avoid unnecessary travel. So what does JT do? Flys to Tofino for a vacation on the Truth and Reconciliation Day he founded. What an example!

      But there’s more: Minister Hajdu travels … a lot. And recently for a photo op celebrating surfing.

      And of course there is Cath McKenna. Traveling all over Canada by jet whilst telling us to reduce carbon emissions . Lots of nice photos in different places.

      And my favourite: The Liberals will undoubtedly send a big Canadian delegation to the World Climate Conference where they’ve relaxed the vaccination rules for 25,000 or so expected attendees (i.e. vaccinations are not required). Now what would this be called… a superspreader event?

      I could go on.

  4. Sean says:

    Damn right. Unless you have the same exemptions everyone else needs to not be vaxed… MPs are employees just like everyone else. Get the shot or STFU and resign so that a responsible person can represent the community.

  5. Ronald O'Dowd says:

    See Erin, 1, 2, 3 AND 4 comments. And absolutely none of them in your favour. Take the hint unless you’re passionately for collective CPC suicide cause that’s the only place this is going FAST. Wake up man and be quick about it. This is a total non-starter. Hello!

  6. Ronald O'Dowd says:

    Keep this up Erin and you’ll richly deserve that gold-plated shovel you’re using to dig the party’s political grave.

  7. Ronald O'Dowd says:

    What an honour: the CPC trying to outdo the PPC. Sounds like a plan hatched in your typical PPC’s insane asylum.

  8. Robert White says:

    I’m a freelance politician, but I’m also a signatory & charter member of the 2014 Cambridge Working Group Call-to-Action on American manufacture of deadly Gain-of-Function pandemic pathogens.

    I’m an educated asshole, and NOT a smartass, so I hope that qualifies for some sort of exemption, eh?

    http://www.cambridgeworkinggroup.org/

    RW

  9. If this is a matter of principle, then the honourable members should resign. The Covid pandemic is not a joke; we need our elected parliamentarians to show leadership and do the right thing for our country. If that is too much to ask, then perhaps a change of career should be considered. Errin’ is becoming a laughingstock (no mean feat considering his company up there on the Hill). As I recall, this isn’t the first time he has tried to tap-dance through some important political question. Not a good look for the CPC. A real disappointment in fact.

    • ER,

      Well, if he finally clues in, Erin can save the day but once he takes a firm stance on vaccines for all MPs, Senators and staff, except for those with a legitimate exemption for health reasons, then he bloody well better stick to it. Like you so rightly said, not a good look one bit.

      • Mr O’Dowd, you know, I had high hopes for Mr O’Toole . Our current PM needs some competition. I would like Mr O’Toole to quit playing footsie with the recalcitrant members of caucus and lay down the law. Canadians (IMHO anyway) are crying out for leadership. Cheers mes ami.

        • Ronald O'Dowd says:

          ER,

          Can you imagine Prime Minister Harper not taking a firm position on MPs vaccination and with that, Harper not having a damn the torpedoes mentality to push it through? I sure can’t. If Harper was two things, he was and is decisive and driven. Erin, take note. The wet noodle look does not become you.

  10. Gilbert says:

    A friend of my wife’s classmate died one day after her second dose. My friend’s nephew died shortly after vaccination, and so did the nephew of my wife’s friend. I say it’s wise to be cautious.

    • Gilbert,

      With respect, the reason I don’t buy that argument is because the science tracks the death rates and those that presumably can be officially tied to a dose of one of the vaccines or a combination of same. I can talk statistics all day and even quote one where a person took an ASA tablet and then dropped dead. So, as tragic as these deaths are, they are statistically expected. It’s once they track out of the modelling, then all hell breaks loose as none of them are manufactured and then expected to go beyond the clinical trial’s projected negative outcomes.

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