Saturday, June 26, 2010

Fuck you, Harper

After things like this, there is no way any person can support Stephen Harper, because he is the main cause of this mess, of this travesty - not McGuinty, not Miller, not Ignatieff, no one else but Stephen Harper. The City of Toronto is in upheaval, because of the ego of one man.

And this is the first goddamn day!

Prime Minister Stephen Joseph Harper needs to go. This is how you can do it. I recommend you do it now.

20 comments:

  1. This is an immature and sensationalistic post.

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  2. Maybe, maybe not, Scott. My apologies for being a little bit miffed at seeing the city I've grown up being wrecked as it is.

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  3. No you're right, perhaps there is a chance that telling the Prime Minister of Canada to "F" off in the title of a blog post is not immature and sensationalistic. Clearly I'm the one who should apologize.

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  4. Yikes, you really don't want us to win the next election, do you? Let's hope the cons don't catch wind of this.

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  5. Yeah, because Leftists smashing up Toronto, throwing feces into stores, assaulting security guards and burning police cars is Harper's fault.

    Get a grip.

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  6. A major city, where violent protest was expected and planned for (but not prevented), is the wrong place for this event.

    And if someone can't say "fuck you Harper" without being scolded for jeopardizing the Liberal's election chances, then it just proves that Harper's campaign of free speech chill is working even better than he hoped.

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  7. "A major city, where violent protest was expected and planned for (but not prevented), is the wrong place for this event."

    Then what is the right place? Would you really expect to greet foreign dignitaries in a military camp? Maybe if some of the hotheads wreaking havoc could control themselves just a bit then we wouldn't have to spend a ridiculous amount of money to protect people, who, by rights, shouldn't need protecting just for meeting in a free and democratic country.

    Sounds like you're defending the rioters. Proets? Yes. Rioting and looting? No.

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  8. To those Liberals attacking the poster. Good job, you continue to show Canada exactly why you shouldn't be elected.

    You put politics over principle. Always.

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  9. I have no problem if what I say ends up in a Conservative notebook somewhere because it's not as if I'm the only one saying it. Stephen Harper may not be out there directing these idiots in black ski masks, but it's not hard to figure out what would happen when you put a meeting of twenty of the world's most powerful leaders in the middle of a city with direct and easy access into the downtown core, which is the seat of our financial and banking industries in Canada.

    I mean, really, has no one learned from Seattle? There is a reason why the G8 is now held out in some of the hardest-reached areas in countries - because this is what happens when you hold it in a major city! And clearly the formula for destruction doesn't change from G8 to the G20.

    And as far as I'm aware, no one here is defending those protesters who are causing this. Of course they have their part of the blame. But so does Stephen Harper, and I'm very sorry to those who are seemingly offended that I've pointed it out. Here I thought criticizing leaders was a welcome thing.

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  10. I find it most telling that folks here are so easy to accept riots and burning police cars as steps to political victory.

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  11. Who has accepted it as a "step to political victory"? It's something that could have been prevented. It's something that didn't need to happen in the way it has. Harper has shown stupidity through this endeavour. He deserves to be thrown out of office.

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  12. uberliberal you sound more like a Conservative then a Liberal to me. "Sounds like you're defending the rioters" you say. Actually, no, it doesn't sound like that at all. It sounds like I'm saying Toronto was the wrong place to have this summit. The authorities knew full well that there would be violence. Summits can and should take place in isolated, not residential or commercial areas. None of the stores that were damaged will be compensated either by their insurance companies or out of the $1.3 billion summit budget.

    For the record, I deplore the violence, but I also deplore the planners who could have avoided this scenario by holding this summit elsewhere.

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  13. I would say this is Harper's fault for even putting the overpriced hootenanny in the Downtown core of a major urban center in the first place. Then subsequently turning that city many of you like to call a free & democratic country, into a police state, suspending basic human rights of its' inhabitants who work and pay taxes there was just screaming for trouble. For anybody to think otherwise is just naive.

    What transpired today simply proved that one can spend 1 million dollars or 1 billion dollars, violence still transpired. It certainly doesn't prevent agents provocateurs. Yes, some reporters had said that those 1st two cop cars that were burned were decoys.

    Secondly, we've seen the pictures and the videos from yesterday with all those cops in cars, trucks, horses, other means of transport with assorted riot garb; they couldn't control a couple of rogue 'Black Bloc' types from the on set? I'm surprised more folks are not asking themselves this.

    Then there's Harper the master tactician. He's a lot of things, but he ain't stupid. You can't be stupid to be the master tactician that he is; a non-charismatic individual who nevertheless controls the message and much of the media these days. He had to have known that holding the hootenanny in Toronto, turning it into a police state, spending frivolously (last I checked pictures, there were flying unicorns above the fake lake). I have to wonder if all what happened today is exactly what Harper wanted to have happen. They say there is always method to madness.

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  14. "uberliberal you sound more like a Conservative then a Liberal to me."

    No, I'm just a little more reasoned than you are; less reactionary and more practical. That comes with age.

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  15. uber.liberal: Then what is the right place? Would you really expect to greet foreign dignitaries in a military camp? Maybe if some of the hotheads wreaking havoc could control themselves just a bit then we wouldn't have to spend a ridiculous amount of money to protect people, who, by rights, shouldn't need protecting just for meeting in a free and democratic country.

    I dunno. Sounds like you've been drinking some of that Harpercon kool-aid to me. I answered most of your question above, but I'll answer the rest.

    A military base sounds perfect; cheap and what kind of protesters can infiltrate it?

    Antarctica (or the North Pole) also comes to mind; before you knock it; Jim Flaherty did hold some seal meat dinner in the frozen north complete with igloos for foreign dignitaries in the dead of winter. Betcha that's pretty safe too.

    Kananaskis I heard was an ideal place; in the mountains, surrounded by nothing but bush & bears with only one road in and out; easy to secure. Costed Chretien a lot less.

    A radio host here in Montreal subbing for Tommy Schnurmacher, Gazette writer, James Mennie suggested a ship in the middle of the ocean thousands of miles from any shore.

    Then, the favourite of many from the left and the right (those who are for true fiscal conservatism turned off by this spending) the good ol' teleconference; skype it! What? Photo ops? Lessee, hire a photo retouch artist to photoshop everyone together. It would probably look more authentic than the one taken on astroturf in Huntsville this morning (or last night)

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  16. uberliberal, there is nothing "more reasoned" about putting words in my mouth that I did not say, or even imply. "Sounds like you're defending the rioters" - and you call me reactionary? Interesting.

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  17. And if someone can't say "fuck you Harper" without being scolded for jeopardizing the Liberal's election chances, then it just proves that Harper's campaign of free speech chill is working even better than he hoped.


    You can be as rude and obscene as you like, but when you do so in the title of your blog post you can expect to be called out by people who resent your childishness and lack of respect for others. You make all Libloggers look bad.

    (I posted this same thing earlier, but somehow it was deleted. Hopefully this was accidental, becase this would be an even more childish (and pointless) thing to do, since I can simply repost it again or even post the entire exchange on another blog or two. Or ten....)

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  18. Fred from BC,

    It was not I who said that, so don't attribute the critical things I do to Filibuster, who I'm sure doesn't appreciate it.

    And it may be "childish," but it certainly gets to the point. Blogs are an expression of your passions, and Stephen Harper getting the fuck out is a passion of mine. Call it immature if you would like, but it doesn't change the fact of what he's done and what's transpired. Ok?

    And no, I did not delete any comment off this blog. I've been at work all night and had no access to it until now. I wouldn't delete anything unless it was unnecessarily belligerent.

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  19. Filibuster, CK and others - thank you for your contributions. I appreciate and agree with your points of view.

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  20. Volkov said...

    Fred from BC,

    It was not I who said that, so don't attribute the critical things I do to Filibuster, who I'm sure doesn't appreciate it.



    It wasn't you who wrote the title of your own blog post? And I never attributed it to Filibuster...that was a generic 'you'...


    And it may be "childish," but it certainly gets to the point. Blogs are an expression of your passions, and Stephen Harper getting the fuck out is a passion of mine. Call it immature if you would like, but it doesn't change the fact of what he's done and what's transpired. Ok?


    Most people consider "what he's done" to be just fine, and sure, go ahead and look childish if you want. I'm just try to tell you that when even your fellow Liberals think you went overboard, you should probably listen. Ok?

    And no, I did not delete any comment off this blog. I've been at work all night and had no access to it until now. I wouldn't delete anything unless it was unnecessarily belligerent.

    Apologies for that if I was mistaken. Sometimes this stuff just happens, but sometimes it's deliberate...

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