Wildrose Leader Brian Jean Tries To Rein In The Crazies


tay
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When the cesspool of drooling, maniacal hatred becomes too much to ignore even Wildrose Leader Brian Jean feels compelled to call for a minimum of basic civility - or at least no more death threats - in a Facebook post this morning.

His supporters furiously turn on him in the comments section for opposing death threats and violent rhetoric.

The Wildrose sows hatred and contempt for the democratic choice of Albertans with apocalyptic rhetoric and blatant lies about government policies - policies they actually used to support (external - login to view)until their was political hay to be made in railing about socialist tyranny - and are then surprised with what they reap.

Notley assassination chatter 'needs to stop,' Wildrose leader says as Bill 6 anger mounts

Numerous Albertans upset over the NDP government's passage of controversial farm-safety legislation have been openly talking online about assassinating Premier Rachel Notley — and the head of the official opposition says it needs to stop.

"These kinds of comments cross all bounds of respect and decency and have absolutely no place in our political discourse," Wildrose Leader Brian Jean wrote in a Facebook post (external - login to view) Friday morning.

"This is not how Albertans behave."

Rachel Notley assassination chatter 'needs to stop,' Wildrose leader says as Bill 6 anger mounts - Calgary - CBC News



 
Cliffy
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Texans, eh! Love the title of this thread Tay, BTW. Puts Alberia in perspective - knuckle draggers.
 
B00Mer
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Rachel Notley "assassination chatter"

Isn't that why we have a the RCMP. The Queens Cowboys needs to get the lead out of their A$$ and find these bad guys.. or not. (It's the Sheriff Dept's job)

In fairness, neither Trudeau nor Mulcair spoke up when it was happening with Harper.

Farm safety bill spurs death threats against Alberta premier | Globalnews.ca (external - login to view)

...a little over the top for sure.



Energy Minister Margaret McCuaig-Boyd crying, "I know who it feels to be Cyber Bullied;" please bitch if you can't handle the heat, get out of the kitchen and do Alberta a favour, fukking fat cow.

Also, I don't think there is anything criminal in what Ross Dobson stated; he is just hoping that some pissed off farmer shoots her.. he's not saying he would personally do it..

I have to say I share his sentiments.
 
MHz
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Quote: Originally Posted by CliffyView Post

BTW. Puts Alberia in perspective - knuckle draggers.

. . . why do you think' we' aren't extinct yet when 'we' are from very ancient times? 'We' were the same ones that took the 1st step out of the trees and there was only ever one group that ever did. Just sayin . . .

To tell you the truth bringing this in makes them equal in training to anybody from 'the patch' (who already have all their tickets and have time on their hands'). The way it is now you could have a 20yr old farmer that couldn't pass a WHIMS test because his dad only taught him what he thought he should know. A bunkhouse and food from the garden and corral could get you 6 employees when a farmer usually has young kids doing men's work without the safety training before the accident. It should also include a pension plan that takes inherited items into account.

Bill 6 subjects farms and ranches to occupational health and safety rules and makes it mandatory for operations with paid employees to carry workers compensation coverage.
Amendments made to the bill exempt family members on farms whether they are paid for farm work or not. Neighbours who come to the farm to help are also exempt.

Quote: Originally Posted by B00MerView Post

he is just hoping that some pissed off farmer shoots her.. he's not saying he would personally do it..

Does he have a diploma in determining what a pissed off farmer will do?
 
tay
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Alberta’s conservatives hate Alberta’s other conservatives

As he threw in his hat for the Progressive Conservative leadership on Wednesday, Jason Kenney’s call to Alberta conservatives was simple: Unite the right, or endure another “catastrophic” NDP victory.

But as any Albertan knows, Kenney is wading into a vicious right-wing python’s nest from which he may never emerge. Below, a brief primer on why nobody hates an Albertan conservative quite like another Alberta conservative.


A lot of this started with Premier Ed Stelmach around 2008. His government proposed a series of land-use policies that, among other things, streamlined the government’s ability to expropriate private land. This was good news for anybody who wanted to build a new highway or powerline right-of-way without a lot of paperwork. It was also good news for anyone who wanted to found an upstart conservative party for incensed Albertans who don’t take kindly to people taking their land.

Like many North American conservatives, the Wildrose are anti-establishment, small-government types. And there’s nothing more establishment than a party that governed Alberta for almost as long as the communists governed East Germany. Much like a grimey, overpriced steakhouse still coasting on its former glory, the Wildrose argument is that the PCs are an ideologically lazy “power club” staffed by potted plants.

Most of the Alberta right wing can agree that the NDP are simply aliens from some weird lefty planet. They wear hats on their feet, they remove their faces at night and they can’t be reasoned with — only contained. But when a Wildroser looks into the face of a Progressive Conservative and vice versa, they see a warped version of themselves. It’s like Dorian Gray gazing with horror into his disfigured oil portrait; the general shape and identity is the same, but the image is corrupted.

Many PCs suspect that the Wildrose is full of drunken, gay-bashing hicks. And every once in a while, their suspicions are confirmed. Most infamously, during the 2012 election a Wildrose candidate was found to have declared that homosexuals will “suffer the rest of eternity in a lake of fire.” It’s similar to the Jean Chretien-dominated 1990s, when tweed-wearing Ontario Tories worried about making common cause with Stockwell “Young Earth creationist” Day. Alberta PCs, in essence, fear a future in which their conventions reek of diesel fuel and are filled with gay jokes.

The PC’s plan to keep Alberta a one-party state would have worked perfectly if it wasn’t for those meddling Wildrose. The combined conservative vote in the 2015 election was 52 per cent; more than enough to bury the 40.5 per cent won by Rachel Notley. So naturally, there’s a lot of finger-pointing that the NDP (and the the carbon tax and the $15 minimum wage and the rising deficit, etc.) is all the Wildrose’s fault.

In their waning years in power, the PCs had “no meet” committees where MLAs would earn an extra $1,000 per month for meetings that they never attended. There were mysterious billion-dollar sole-sourced contracts and accusations that the party was pulling in thousands of dollars in illegal campaign donations from taxpayer-funded agencies. Roll it all together, and the general perception among Wildrosers is that you just can’t trust a Progressive Conservative. This perception was not helped when, just before the last election, Jim Prentice somehow managed to secretly convince most of the Wildrose caucus to defect to the PCs. You’d be paranoid too.

For more than a generation, Alberta has had no place for ambitious progressives to go. So, they bought a cowboy hat, slipped into the PCs and started opening their speeches with maxims like “I will put the progressive in Progressive Conservative.” Many of these liberals are still there, and that includes the likes of former deputy premier Thomas Lukaszuk, who has said that Jason Kenney shouldn’t even be allowed to run for the PC leadership. The Wildrose, which has no progressive wing, fear these Red Tories as a dangerous fifth column. The Red Tories, in turn, fear Jason Kenney as a closeted Wildroser.

Another point of contention that started with Stelmach. The PCs kicked off a royalty review to figure out if they couldn’t get a bigger share of all the black gold coming out of Athabasca. The newly founded Wildrose, in turn, were showered with support by an outraged oil sector — some of whom threatened to leave and find better oil sands somewhere else. However, this may not be as big of an issue anymore. The NDP campaigned hard on the need to raise royalty rates. And then, in January, they declared that everything is actually fine. “It is not the time to reach out and make a big money grab,” said Rachel Notley.

There’s no way around this: the Progressive Conservatives have pissed away obscene, Mike Tyson-level amounts of money. How else to explain that a province situated on top of an ocean of oil managed to rack up an 11-figure debt. Everybody knows about the secret penthouses and all the questionable aircraft flights, but the PCs can also lay claim to a bloated public sector, a curiously expensive healthcare system and giant, high-ceilinged monuments to virtually every fragment of Alberta history or culture that could fill an interpretive centre. This isn’t a tremendously conservative legacy.

In Alberta, intra-conservative resentment is in the blood—literally. Since the 1960s, marriages and social circles have been carefully herded to either side of the right-wing rift. There are young men who have never forgiven how the Progressive Conservatives wronged their grandparents. There are young women who vowed to their dying fathers that they would never abide a Red Tory. Ralph Klein once dismissed the Reform Party as a “pimple on an elephant’s butt.” A young Reform-minded Jason Kenney, in turn, called Klein a reckless MLA pension spendthrift. In short, these aren’t petty squabbles that can be solved with a couple Unite the Right pub nights.

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Jason Kenney’s burden: A primer on why Alberta’s conservatives hate Alberta’s other conservatives (external - login to view)
 
Danbones
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Maybe people should stop to consider that the terms left and right are not concrete descriptors:
three left turns are a right turn
 
tay
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Will politicians ever learn? Of course not.

This week’s political miscue was by Brian Jean, leader of the Wildrose Party. Speaking at a town hall meeting in Fort McMurray, Jean said he would continue to “beat the drum” for elder care in Fort McMurray.

A sucker for word play, apparently, he didn’t stop there. Unfortunately.

“I will continue to beat it, I promise. But it’s against the law to beat Rachel Notley.”

That’s just the kind of thing you say that you regret between the time the words leave your mouth to the time the sound travels to the ears of the listeners. He immediately apologized for the remark, but the damage had been done. The outrage was as immediate as it was predictable. Shame! Disgrace! The Edmonton Journal’s resident scold and Notley backer Graham Thompson harrumphed on the front page as if Jean had publicly called for Notley’s assassination. Notley herself said she was “bemused” by the remarks, and accepted Jean’s apology. No wonder she was bemused.

The shine is coming off the Notley government, and then Jean goes and hands her a gift of government polish.

The lesson here: no politician should ever, ever attempt humour, particularly if they have no sense of humour.

https://mauricetougas.wordpress.com/...nt-make-jokes/ (external - login to view)
 
mentalfloss
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He's such a hypocrite.
 
captain morgan
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Quote: Originally Posted by tayView Post

“I will continue to beat it, I promise. But it’s against the law to beat Rachel Notley.”

We can easily change the law to allow for the beating of politicians
 
mentalfloss
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^^

Xenophobe.
 
Danbones
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elections are where politicians meet with their supporters and beat each other
in order to win, they often have to beat each other's meets
usually, it's whoever has the biggest meets wins

of course these meets are designed to screw the other candida dates up if possible
 
captain morgan
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

^^

Xenophobe.


Do you know what that even means?
 
mentalfloss
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Yes.
 
Durry
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Quote: Originally Posted by tayView Post

When the cesspool of drooling, maniacal hatred becomes too much to
Rachel Notley assassination chatter 'needs to stop,' Wildrose leader says as Bill 6 anger mounts - Calgary - CBC News

This is not Jeans place to be making this statement, he is not the one causing the problem.

Sigh of a weak leader.

You keep poking a kid with a sharp stick in the eye, it's just a question of time before you get a reaction.

You don't tell the kid to suck it up, you tell the person with the sharp stick to stop poking the kid.

Jean has his morals crossed.
 
gerryh
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

^^

Xenophobe.

Quote: Originally Posted by captain morganView Post

Do you know what that even means?

Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

Yes.


Then why did you use it incorrectly?
 
tay
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Alberta's flagship all-party legislature committee tasked with improving ethics in democracy wrapped up in a flurry of anger and insults Friday, with its work less than half done.

The opposition and members of the governing NDP — while agreeing to pass a motion asking the legislature to renew their mandate — accused each other of deliberately driving the agenda into the ditch.

NDP member Estefania Cortes-Vargas said she's watched the committee "deteriorate" to the point where it spent half an hour debating whether or not to adjourn.

She blamed the opposition, citing specifically its successful bid earlier this week to eat up hours of debate time to temporarily remove NDP member Jessica Littlewood from the committee chair over allegations Littlewood stepped out of her impartial role to broker backroom deals on motions.

"We spent two hours on Monday challenging an allegation I consider bogus," said Cortes-Vargas.

The opposition members fired back, saying what the NDP considered delay tactics, they considered critical debate over what they label heavy-handed behaviour and attempts by the committee to ram through self-serving NDP changes to campaign finance rules.

"I know it seems to drive government members bananas when we disagree with them, (but) I didn't get sent here to rubber stamp everything they say," said Wildrose member Jason Nixon.

Nixon also noted the NDP caucus, which controls the scheduling of meetings through the chair, called just six meetings in the first seven months of the year-long committee mandate.

"Blaming the opposition for the jam that we are in because the government can't schedule a meeting properly is disgusting," said Nixon.

NDP MLA Marie Renaud said few meetings were called in early months because the committee was seeking out stakeholders and gathering information.

Greg Clark of the Alberta Party says it's nobody's fault. He said it was unrealistic for the government to expect the panel to review four major pieces of legislation in one year.

"This stuff takes time. It just does," said Clark.

The 17-member Select Special Ethics and Accountability Committee was created last year in the glow of the NDP election win and hailed as a landmark, hands-across-the aisle effort to breathe new life into Alberta's democratic traditions.

The panel was given until Sept. 28 of this year to make recommendations on rule changes governing elections, election financing, whistleblower legislation, and conflict-of-interest laws.

The panel finished the whistleblower portion but, in recent months, collapsed into confrontations and heated debate over campaign financing.

The opposition has accused the NDP committee members of over-reaching into party financing and trying to tailor the rules to prop up its modest-budget, top-down fundraising model while squeezing the constituency-level financing deemed critical to parties like the Wildrose and the Progressive Conservatives.

The NDP side has said it's just trying to get big money out of politics.

The committee passed a motion asking the legislative assembly, when it sits again starting in late October, to extend its mandate to March 31 to allow it to finish its work. In the meantime, it will write an interim report on its whistleblower recommendations.
Its fate is up in the air.

Government house leader Brian Mason said this week he was "disgusted" by the filibuster tactics of the opposition, saying it made him wonder if there was any point to extending the mandate.

PC member Richard Starke told the committee Mason's comments interfere with the committee's independence.

"I was absolutely disgusted that he should make those sort of comments," said Starke.

Alberta’s all-party panel to improve ethics in democracy ends in anger, insults | National Newswatch (external - login to view)
 
personal touch
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Brian Jean has his hands full!
 
taxslave
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Alberta needs recall legislation.
 
Durry
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Notley is well in control of her government and is not wavering in her quest to carry out her political agendas. She has little to no opposition, it's a free ride for her.

In the meantime the PCs are disorganized and lack direction.
 
personal touch
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Quote: Originally Posted by DurryView Post

Notley is well in control of her government and is not wavering in her quest to carry out her political agendas. She has little to no opposition, it's a free ride for her.

In the meantime the PCs are disorganized and lack direction.

I love Our Premier

Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

Alberta needs recall legislation.

Take this sediment to the Wildrose or Conservative troops,Jason?I encourage you to act upon what you believe in
 
tay
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The Wildrose Opposition’s “democracy and accountability” critic spoke at an anti-carbon-tax rally in Red Deer Saturday where Canadianized versions of the Confederate Battle Flag (external - login to view) – universally used, recognized and loathed as a symbol of overt racism – were freely flapping in wind.

Jason Nixon – who is also the Wildrose Legislative Caucus’s whip, responsible for party discipline – told the media the flag flappers were, in the words of the Canadian Press reporter who covered the story, “apart from the main crowd,” and that he spoke with the flag wavers and condemned their “racist imagery.”

Well, sorry, but that dog won’t hunt.

If the MLA for Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre wanted to make a point about racist imagery, he could have sent the flag wavers packing from the steps of Red Deer City Hall, where he addressed the entire tiny group of carbon-tax opponents. Instead, he says, he spoke to the flag wavers for a few moments afterward.

According to the CBC, he then issued a statement saying, “I am sure that they would not have been welcome had they attempted to join the rally.”

Oh, please! Even if there’s no one standing behind the tree shown in the Twitter photo, the flag wavers are no more than a dozen steps from the rest of the protesters.

As Brian Mulroney famously said to John Turner: “You had an option, sir!” Mr. Nixon could have walked away and said why. He could have manned up and condemned the racist-flag wavers from the bully pulpit being an MLA provides. Instead, he bloviated un-memorably about the NDP’s carbon tax to handful of people the demonstration managed to attract.

My guess is that if the protest hadn’t happened on a weekend when the Progressive Conservatives were having a meeting in Red Deer, and a few PC members unhappy about the idea of a forced merger with the Wildrose Party hadn’t wandered by with camera-equipped smart-phones, none of us would know anything about this.

Joe Anglin, Mr. Nixon’s predecessor as Wildrose Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre MLA, told me yesterday that no public figure can just ignore a racist symbol like the Confederate Battle Flag at a rally and pretend it has nothing to do with them.

“It’s an ugly reminder of a dark time in American history,” the U.S.-born Mr. Anglin observed. “People of integrity don’t just disavow its presence. They remove themselves completely from participation in the event.”

And have no doubt about it, he added, “once the Confederate flag was unfurled, the event became a racist event. It is no defence … to say he spoke with the flag wavers to condemn the behaviour after the damage was done.”

Mr. Anglin, defeated at a Wildrose nomination meeting in July 2014 by Mr. Nixon, who had worked behind the scenes as the constituency secretary to unseat him, said he believes Wildrose ranks are far from free of racism and homophobia. “This association I regret.”

The fact is, we’ve got a broader problem with racism in Alberta and politicians who stand by in situations like this as Mr. Nixon did are tacitly contributing to it.

Alberta PoliticsWildrose whip condemns racist imagery after the fact? That dog won’t hunt! Jason Nixon should have walked away - Alberta Politics (external - login to view)


 
Tecumsehsbones
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Y'all can't even make up your own racist symbols?

Pathetic.
 
Danbones
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racist flag?
geez
so the op hates the south unconditionally
i suppose after residential schools the Canadian flag and the cross are nothing but racist symbols too huh?
 
Cannuck
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Quote: Originally Posted by tayView Post

...universally used, recognized and loathed as a symbol of overt racism...

...by left wing nutters.

Quote:

If the MLA for Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre wanted to make a point about racist imagery, he could have sent the flag wavers packing from the steps of Red Deer City Hall...

...yes, if he was a left wing nutter that wanted to stifle free speech.

Why do you want to silence people that disagree with you?
 
TenPenny
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00MerView Post

Rachel Notley "assassination chatter"

Isn't that why we have a the RCMP. The Queens Cowboys needs to get the lead out of their A$$ and find these bad guys.. or not. (It's the Sheriff Dept's job)

In fairness, neither Trudeau nor Mulcair spoke up when it was happening with Harper.

Farm safety bill spurs death threats against Alberta premier | Globalnews.ca (external - login to view)

...a little over the top for sure.



Energy Minister Margaret McCuaig-Boyd crying, "I know who it feels to be Cyber Bullied;" please bitch if you can't handle the heat, get out of the kitchen and do Alberta a favour, fukking fat cow.

Also, I don't think there is anything criminal in what Ross Dobson stated; he is just hoping that some pissed off farmer shoots her.. he's not saying he would personally do it..

I have to say I share his sentiments.





Man, you're a horrible person. You're the sort of person who wants to put an end to democracy.
 
tay
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Rachel Notley faces almost constant threats, and many are referred to police


Alberta Premier Rachel Notley faces almost constant threats, and many are referred to police, data show | National Post
 
tay
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'Feminism is cancer': Wildrose on Campus fires communications director over email

The email, sent out by the student group Monday and widely disparaged on social media, read in part: "feminism is cancer."

'Feminism is cancer': Wildrose on Campus fires communications director over email - Calgary - CBC News


 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by tayView Post

Rachel Notley faces almost constant threats, and many are referred to police


Alberta Premier Rachel Notley faces almost constant threats, and many are referred to police, data show | National Post

So does Christy Clark and they are political opposites so what's your point?
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by tayView Post

Rachel Notley faces almost constant threats, and many are referred to police


Alberta Premier Rachel Notley faces almost constant threats, and many are referred to police, data show | National Post

What the hell is with Alberta, anyway?
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious CdnView Post

What the hell is with Alberta, anyway?

THe right part of Canada. That being West of Ontario.
 
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