Is Duffy the Model Conservative Senator?


Spade
Free Thinker
#1

YouTube - a Drunken Mike Duffy attacks the Canadian Press elected Members of Parliament

 
Cannuck
No Party Affiliation
#2
Duffy is a model Senator.
 
TenPenny
+2
#3
A model is typically smaller than the original.

Duffy isn't smaller than anything.
 
AnnaG
+1
#4
Quote: Originally Posted by TenPennyView Post

A model is typically smaller than the original.

Duffy isn't smaller than anything.

He was smaller than Marlon Brando and Raymond Burr. lol Not sure about Luciano Pavarotti
 
Francis2004
+1
#5
While I have no love lost for any senator this was really sad..

Watching the interview I could only wonder how many drinks Duffy was putting on our Senate Tab.. I am sure this embarassment will stick with him for a while..
 
Tonington
+1
#6
Appointing Duffy, possibly the best thing Harper could have done to raise support for Senate reform. Though unintentional.
 
Francis2004
#7
Quote: Originally Posted by ToningtonView Post

Appointing Duffy, possibly the best thing Harper could have done to raise support for Senate reform. Though unintentional.

Good point..
 
AnnaG
#8
Quote: Originally Posted by ToningtonView Post

Appointing Duffy, possibly the best thing Harper could have done to raise support for Senate reform. Though unintentional.

Pretty much. lol
 
FiveParadox
Liberal
+1
#9
It would be a reasonable expectation, given this performance by The Honourable Senator Michael Duffy (Cavendish), for the senator to resign his seat (or at the very least, for Her Majesty’s Government for Canada in the Senate to remove the senator from its caucus). The Honourable the Senate of Canada, as an institution, should be extremely concerned at the public perception that this senator may have created through his impropriety, and steps should be taken to distance the Parliament of Canada from this particular member (perhaps a motion of censure would be in order).

Let’s be clear on the point of expenses, though, that there are rational and entirely appropriate reasons for the expenses of honourable senators to be higher than those of their elected counterparts. Members of the House of Commons represent only a single electoral district, whereas honourable senators* each represent an entire province. The greater travel costs alone, for senators, would necessitate a higher expense line. For the Senate to perform the functions that it is constitutionally charged to perform, and for regional interests to be effectively represented, these expenses are entirely justified.

(*Except for Québec senators, as they each represent one of twenty-four “senatorial districts”.)
 
Colpy
Conservative
#10
Quote: Originally Posted by ToningtonView Post

Appointing Duffy, possibly the best thing Harper could have done to raise support for Senate reform. Though unintentional.

LOL

Duffy won't be around long....he had by-pass surgery a couple of years ago, and look at him!!!!!!
 
Colpy
Conservative
#11
Quote: Originally Posted by FiveParadoxView Post

It would be a reasonable expectation, given this performance by The Honourable Senator Michael Duffy (Cavendish), for the senator to resign his seat (or at the very least, for Her Majesty’s Government for Canada in the Senate to remove the senator from its caucus). The Honourable the Senate of Canada, as an institution, should be extremely concerned at the public perception that this senator may have created through his impropriety, and steps should be taken to distance the Parliament of Canada from this particular member (perhaps a motion of censure would be in order).
Let’s be clear on the point of expenses, though, that there are rational and entirely appropriate reasons for the expenses of honourable senators to be higher than those of their elected counterparts. Members of the House of Commons represent only a single electoral district, whereas honourable senators* each represent an entire province. The greater travel costs alone, for senators, would necessitate a higher expense line. For the Senate to perform the functions that it is constitutionally charged to perform, and for regional interests to be effectively represented, these expenses are entirely justified.
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WHAT impropriety???? He defended himself against accusations and made a vocal (and vicious) public attack on his accusser. So what?????????????????????????

He didn't punch him in the face, bite his nose off, or even pee on his leg......nor did he threaten the man.......he just engaged in a nasty little slap-down.

Not pretty, but hardly reason for resignation.
 
FiveParadox
Liberal
#12
His comments, if made in the Senate, would have had him censured.
 
Colpy
Conservative
#13
Quote: Originally Posted by FiveParadoxView Post

His comments, if made in the Senate, would have had him censured.

But they were not made in the Senate.
 
Kreskin
+2
#14
Return him to the liberal media immediately!
 
Colpy
Conservative
+1
#15
Quote: Originally Posted by KreskinView Post

Return him to the liberal media immediately!

Okay....
 
Cliffy
Free Thinker
+1
#16
Duffy is a perfect model of the Goodyear Blimp.
 
Liberalman
#17
Duffy said it right when he said the senate in in the constitution.

Canada enjoys an unelected senate and they should keep it that way.

The cost of the last federal election $300 million if you add an elected senate that would be an additional $300 million.

It it ain't broken then you don't have to fix it.
 
Tonington
+1
#18
So, has anyone asked PEI, the constituents that Duffy represents, how they feel about this? They don't exactly have the choice of fixing it if they feel it needs fixing, do they?
 
Kreskin
#19
The system is the way it is because the Liberals and NDP insisted it be this way. Drunk or not, Duffy has a good point. The other guys shouldn't be bellyaching about the way the system is.
 
YukonJack
Conservative
#20
Seeing what the Senate is - has become - anyone who accepts a Senate appointment must be sadly lacking in self-esteem, honesty and patriotism.

Jean Belivue turned down what Frank Mahovlich did not have the nerve and self-rrespect to turn down. Neither did Duffy, who lost all his credibility as a reporter, by accepting it.

The Canadian Senate is nothing more or less than a retirement bonanza for those who have not been able to achieve anything on their own merit.
 
Spade
Free Thinker
#21
The liberal press? Mike Duffy?

YouTube - Elizabeth May vs Duffy

 
tay
+2
#22
I'd never watched that video before but I always knew he was a slob for the CONS..........












 
Spade
Free Thinker
+2
#23
What confuses me is Duffy is charged with taking a bribe, but there are no charges for those offering the payment. If anyone has an honest answer, please help.
 
Goober
Free Thinker
+1
#24
Quote: Originally Posted by SpadeView Post

What confuses me is Duffy is charged with taking a bribe, but there are no charges for those offering the payment. If anyone has an honest answer, please help.

The RCMP will provide their rational when the CP provides evidence when they are presented in court.
One reason may come from Wright paying all his expenses when in Govt.
This has been debated in the press and I refer to my first point.
Till then it is like chasing after a gooses ar.se.
 
Spade
Free Thinker
#25
Rationale is always presented; reasons are not always.
 
Goober
Free Thinker
+2
#26
Quote: Originally Posted by SpadeView Post

Rationale is always presented; reasons are not always.

And then we have more than we have now.
Now meself as they say down home and all, me be quite interested in who the defense calls to testify.
Numerous reports that Duffy had a long list of supposed transgressions by others.
Damn, this is gonna be right good to watch.
 
JLM
No Party Affiliation
+1
#27
Quote: Originally Posted by SpadeView Post

What confuses me is Duffy is charged with taking a bribe, but there are no charges for those offering the payment. If anyone has an honest answer, please help.


Yeah, that has me a little confused too, I hope there is something to it or Duffy might just walk!
 
Goober
Free Thinker
+1
#28
Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

Yeah, that has me a little confused too, I hope there is something to it or Duffy might just walk!

Oh he will walk, escorted to jail IMHO.
 
Sal
No Party Affiliation
+1
#29
rolling, rolling, rolling, keep those doggies rolling
 
Spade
Free Thinker
+1
#30
Quote: Originally Posted by SalView Post

rolling, rolling, rolling, keep those doggies rolling

More Misplaced Indians.

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