Archive for June 12th, 2012

Prime Time recap, June 12

- June 12th, 2012

No, this is not funny. Not at all

- June 12th, 2012

The original story, in French, is here. The quick version: While they were in the home of Quebec Solidaire MNA Amir Khadir looking for something related to his daughter’s arrest, the cops noticed this poster.
Delacroix mock-up


It’s a sick take on the famous French-revolution-related Delacroix painting of 1830 (the original is below). It shows Amir Khadir, wearing the black top hat, about to step over the body of Quebec Premier Jean Charest. The distinctly dead body of Premier Jean Charest. (Bottom left, with no pants on.)
Delacroix original


The group that makes and distribute this piece of art (which Khadir called a “joke”), also has a number of other offensive pictures on their website. Including one that shows Scrabble letters making out the words “TUER MARTINEAU” (Kill Martineau, in reference to Journal de Montreal columnist Richard Martineau), and the heads of Jean Charest, Lucien Bouchard, and Quebecor President and CEO Pierre Karl Péladeau. If this doesn’t constitute incitement to violence, I don’t know what does. Time to stop this nonsense.



The Annual Parliamentary Sleep-Over

- June 12th, 2012

Nathan Cullen

Remember what we were all talking about last year? Yes! The Great Filibuster of June 2011! Complete with Pizza, Beer & Martini parties! The NDP stalled passage of a back-to-work bill aimed at Canada Post striking workers by 58 hours. It passed anyway.

So much fun! How about we do it again this year?

OTTAWA - MPs are heading into a marathon voting session on the omnibus budget bill – part of the opposition’s last-ditch attempt to throw a wrench into the Conservative government’s legislation.

NDP House Leader Nathan Cullen told Conservatives to “pack their jammies” for what’s likely to be more than 24 hours of consecutive voting on amendments to Bill C-38.

Parliamentarians are expected to start voting late Wednesday on more than 800 amendments tabled by opposition parties last week, which have been grouped together for a maximum of 159 votes in all.

And they wonder why normal people don’t take politicians seriously.