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Motion 312: How MPs And Ministers Voted

Motion 312: How MPs And Ministers Voted

Commented Oct 31, 2012 at 11:34:25 in Canada Politics

“Husband/Father appears to be irrelevant,...at least during pregnancy. I take a more logical view...If the pregnancy is "the woman's choice" (which I will not dispute here), why then does the father NEVER get a choice? When a woman "chooses" to continue a pregnancy, the father is still culpable. Regardless of whether or not it was expected/he was ready etc. Why is it that unprepared, or perhaps unwilling fathers are told "you made your bed, now lay in it" or "it takes two to tango" but a woman is never asked to accept culpability? What's good for the gander is good for the goose...no? The left always screams for equality,...this is not equality! Surely women understand that they are being treated as "special" here.....?”
Motion 312: How MPs And Ministers Voted

Motion 312: How MPs And Ministers Voted

Commented Oct 31, 2012 at 11:21:55 in Canada Politics

“The answer is no! "their conscience" should have been vetted during the campaign, therefore their conscience represents their constituent's wishes. That is the way a representative government works.”

Lorax 8 on Oct 31, 2012 at 14:49:31

“I think too many MPs have been 'vetted' - as in taken to the 'vets' and neutered.
 
We have yet to find the right balance between party politics, free votes and new/evolving consituent concerns.
 ”
Joe Biden: Transgender Discrimination Is 'The Civil Rights Issue Of Our Time'

Joe Biden: Transgender Discrimination Is 'The Civil Rights Issue Of Our Time'

Commented Oct 31, 2012 at 08:06:33 in Politics

“"We are all born female. Maleness happens, in the womb"
Careful Dirk, you are coming very close to suggesting "life" begins at conception.
Also, I think you may be confusing trans-gender/hermaphrodite... "trans" infers change or transfer”
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Photo Purportedly Showing Banker's 1% Lunch Bill Tip 'Altered And Exaggerated' [UPDATED]

Commented Feb 26, 2012 at 20:24:15 in Home

“So become part of the 1% and effect change.........”
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Photo Purportedly Showing Banker's 1% Lunch Bill Tip 'Altered And Exaggerated' [UPDATED]

Commented Feb 26, 2012 at 20:21:58 in Home

“Excellent observations!!”

seanrm92 on Feb 26, 2012 at 20:25:36

“And thanks.”

seanrm92 on Feb 26, 2012 at 20:24:42

“Yeah. People would be amazed to know what they could find if they started thinking for themselves.”
Women, Bisexuals, Lesbians: Come Out About Being Raped

Women, Bisexuals, Lesbians: Come Out About Being Raped

Commented Nov 1, 2012 at 09:18:18 in Politics

“While I unequivocally condemn the comments of GOP candidates Akin and Mourdock, I believe it is irresponsible to link Rape/Abortion. Rape is Rape, Abortion is Abortion. Pregnancy caused by rape is a serious issue, but when I cannot suggest that I should not be responsible for my neighbors birth control without hearing a rape reference......that is pure demagoguery!

Let's put an end to Rape!!......and Abortion”

Shannon Nordmarken on Nov 1, 2012 at 11:18:27

“.... why does everyone whine about birth control..? The persons healthcare plan covers it, not taxes, please realise that... (also its overall cheaper than putting a child into foster care, which would not be covered by healthcare.)”
Women, Bisexuals, Lesbians: Come Out About Being Raped

Women, Bisexuals, Lesbians: Come Out About Being Raped

Commented Nov 1, 2012 at 08:54:48 in Politics

“Hilarious Brasil!! The number of minorities who voted for Obama was astronomical...I suppose that is where the real racism lies.

I am of course being facetious, I do not truly believe that is the case.....Clearly Obama won because the GOP put a woman on the ticket. Lefty chauvinism, isn't it obvious!!

Liberals are so tiresome!”
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Why Hasn't George Bush Campaigned for Romney?

Commented Oct 31, 2012 at 11:55:18 in Politics

“The suggestion was, as individuals why do we attend communal churches.....stay on point!”
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Why Hasn't George Bush Campaigned for Romney?

Commented Oct 31, 2012 at 11:44:12 in Politics

“Clinton is out to preserve Hillary, he owes her that much!!
The two are incomparable”
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Why Hasn't George Bush Campaigned for Romney?

Commented Oct 31, 2012 at 10:16:52 in Politics

“Wouldn't that history book show Bush in 04?”

busterggi on Oct 31, 2012 at 22:30:21

“There were no '01 through '08 in Texas.”
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Why Hasn't George Bush Campaigned for Romney?

Commented Oct 31, 2012 at 10:01:02 in Politics

“Hey Rob,
Ya' know, I should really retract that comment. In his last few campaign stops Obama has mentioned the failed policies over the last 15-20yrs preceding his presidency....I guess he is comfortable throwing Clinton under the bus as well, not just Bush!”

RobertHenryEller on Oct 31, 2012 at 10:49:22

“I've certainly never said failed policies over the last 30 years, including under Reagan, were not bi-partisan. As for Clinton, even he has stated that some of his policies were failures, particularly deregulating the financial markets. That all being true, Bush's tax cuts, prescription drug legislation and unfunded and unwarranted foreign invasions added trillions of dollars to the deficit. And Romney's policies will largely and effectively echo Bush's.”
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Why Hasn't George Bush Campaigned for Romney?

Commented Oct 31, 2012 at 09:52:11 in Politics

“Do some research MB. Obama rescued the UAW NOT the auto industry. Romney's plan would have allowed the auto manufacturers to re-negotiate their CBA's and therefore remain solvent. Both candidates plans would have seen the auto companies go through bankruptcy Obama's plan used taxpayer dollars to bail out unions, Romney's would have seen them become solvent without your tax dollars. Look into it....”
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Why Hasn't George Bush Campaigned for Romney?

Commented Oct 31, 2012 at 09:41:02 in Politics

“Bush's absence at the RNC is a matter for speculation. Bush has maintained a pretty low profile since departing the WH. We can not assume that he wasn't welcome. He could have asked not to be invited, to preclude his refusal....we don't know.
I am not a big fan of all of Bush's policies, as a Canadian I was personally offended by some of his direct "snubs". My point was, he has clearly decided to let history determine his legacy.....unlike Carter, and as I predict, Obama”

LeftCoaster64 on Oct 31, 2012 at 10:42:10

“No one is a fan of Bush's policies. And Clinton hasn't gone gently into that good night either, nor will Obama. And Carter has done great after his years in office.”
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Why Hasn't George Bush Campaigned for Romney?

Commented Oct 31, 2012 at 09:15:30 in Politics

“C'mon Rob.....We make the individual choice to attend. By the same logic individuals shouldn't shop at retail/grocery stores, live in cities/towns etc....

Some friendly advice, have another coffee before posting again....”

quipped on Oct 31, 2012 at 10:19:31

“No, I think its a good question. Why do people on the right discuss extreme individualism, but then talk about the strength of the family, or the community at their church. It may seem like a silly nuance, but it presents a glaring contradiction. If you participate in a community of any kind, whether it be family, village or church, you value collectivism and camaraderie to a degree.

Paul Ryan seems to believe that he is an island. He is not. He has benefitted greatly from those of us who believe we have a responsibility to each other, to life the other when he is down. We also have the expectation that we have fallen, those we have help will help in return. Now, he shoves his success and individualism in our faces, as if this was something that he has actually lived and benefited from. it is a lie.

But it seems that those who parrot the notion of "God and Country" are those least likely to apply the teachings of their God to their country. Jesus says to give to caesar what is caesar's (taxes, things) and give unto god what is his (your soul).”

RobertHenryEller on Oct 31, 2012 at 10:06:04

“I'm just trying to ask where the need for community ends. And why for some, it seems to begin and end at the doors of their houses of worship. I'm trying to reconcile where people split on we're-all-in-this-together vs you're-on-your-own.”

ajbiggs on Oct 31, 2012 at 09:42:02

“Yeah but we don't force our shopping experiences down anyone's throat. Perhaps the religious righties should ponder that difference.”
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Why Hasn't George Bush Campaigned for Romney?

Commented Oct 31, 2012 at 08:44:09 in Politics

“It is important to note that Bush has been the target of vicious attacks from the Obama administration all the way down to bloggers (the validity of those attacks is matter for debate but wholly irrelevant). Through it all, he has remained silent, above the fray...an action befitting the office of the Presidency.

Mark my words dear readers (post your inane replies, but mark my words), When Obama is defeated next week he will not show the same respect for the office.....He will be the next Carter, trying to carve out a legacy after a failed one term Presidency.

Mark my words!!”

homer winslow on Oct 31, 2012 at 10:38:01

“(the validity of those attacks is matter for debate but wholly irrelevant). No, his failure to protect us from attack from a family that his family had close ties with, his attacking a sovereign country for no reason, his destruction of the U.S. Economy are not irrelevant.”

Chauncey1186 on Oct 31, 2012 at 09:45:21

“We will indeed :mark your words". But I suspect after next week we won't be hearing much from you again.”

LoriAnn on Oct 31, 2012 at 09:19:06

“W is the coward hes always been.... hiding in his house behind mamas skirts as usual.... rumors of agoraphobia continue but in this case its simply not having dick cheney to prod him along n feed him lines.”

LeftCoaster64 on Oct 31, 2012 at 09:15:18

“The Bush is silent because he has nothing to say. His 8 years of incompetence speak for themselves. And as the author notes, he and his policies are radioactive, not worthy even of an invitation to attend his party's own convention.”

ProgressivePartisan on Oct 31, 2012 at 09:05:15

“So in your mind, a one time POTUS continuing to serve his fellow citizens in any positive manner is nothing more than "carve[ing] out a legacy?"
Interesting.
You'd make a swell addition to anybody's community.”

united dreamer on Oct 31, 2012 at 09:01:40

“I'll give them a zero out of ten.

The Bush administration deserves all the barbs it gets for the death and destruction directly caused by his policies. Even the republicans know this - hence why he is not invited to speak on their behalf.

Your prophet like proselytising, trying to posit some inner wisdom, is nothing short of derisory. That you would defend the invocation of misery over higher principles of sharing and caring is quite simply immoral.”

MasterBlaster on Oct 31, 2012 at 09:01:22

“You are obviously delusional. Everything that was written about the presidency of GW Bush is accurate. It was a total disaster because of the twin towers of economic collapse and an ill advised war based on lies. If President Obama should lose, as unlikely as that seems right now, articles written about him will highlight the fact that he rescued a dying auto industry and kept our economy from going into a great depression. Btw, Carter was a much better president than GWB.”

RobertHenryEller on Oct 31, 2012 at 08:58:36

“Please enumerate some of the Obama administration's "vicious" attacks on Bush. Because I can't even remember Obama mentioning Bush since Obama's inauguration, except to note where Romney's policies, not to mention his current advisors and probable appointees, are a repeat of Bush policies and administration members.”

PBMax on Oct 31, 2012 at 08:55:55

“Bush 43 was a great President who respects the office more than Clinton ever had or has. Thus, Clinton continues to campaign. Well good for him.

The only thing Obama has done halfway correctly in his four years is dealing with Sandy. But guess what MSM... Sandy isn't the only hurricane to hit the US shores or weather disaster in the past four years. It just happens to be the only nature disaster that has only hit the MSM's precious home... therefore it must be the only nature disaster ever. Well, it isn't. Props for Obama for being proactive on "cutting the red tape" and seemingly getting things done in the wake of Sandy... but in he also must take responsibility for the unbelievable inaction during the other nature disasters across the US during the past four years. I know the MSM don't think Tennessee or the Gulf Coast are real places with real people... but they are.”
Do These Anti-Abortion Activists Deserve Recognition?

Do These Anti-Abortion Activists Deserve Recognition?

Commented Oct 31, 2012 at 07:53:07 in Canada Politics

““Like Martin Luther King and other human rights reformers, Mary is using civil disobedience to further a just cause,”. Mr Portoraro infers that Vellacort was comparing Wagner/MLK.......
I just love it when lib's feign obtuseness.”

lb65423541 on Oct 31, 2012 at 17:33:06

“Uhm, I wrote Mr. Vellacort to clarify and yes, he does see these two as being comparable to Martin Luther King Jr.

It was a stupid comparison to make”
Whitewashing Canada's National Heroes

Whitewashing Canada's National Heroes

Commented Oct 30, 2012 at 15:15:22 in Canada Politics

“The author needs to understand a little more about the Canadian culture. We are a self-loathing lot...but, it is not limited to colour! We do not celebrate "hero's" or "innovators". It would be un-Canadian to do so. It would be boastful, which we seem to abhor. I don't necessarily agree with it, but that is our nature. We were years ahead of our neighbors to the north into both world wars, had a much higher participation rate (and dead/wounded) per-capita in both wars, upwards of 40,000 Canucks volunteered for Vietnam while Yanks were dodging the draft and heading north,...yet we accept our northern neighbors assessment that we are an insignificant socialist/pacifist colony. We don't brag about the Canadian contribution to the Apollo13 mission, The Iran hostage crisis, and that obscure movement......The Canadian Railroad!!!!!!!!!! None of which the US has properly credited us for either. Those who live in glass houses should never throw stones.....I would encourage Ms Decoste to research her next topic more thoroughly!!
Cheers”

Rachel Decoste on Oct 30, 2012 at 22:23:20

“I love it when a self-proclaimed canuck tells me I need to understand MY OWN country's culture, as if I haven't lived almost every day of my life in my country.”
U.S. Soldier Opens Fire On Civilians In Afghanistan

U.S. Soldier Opens Fire On Civilians In Afghanistan

Commented Mar 11, 2012 at 23:01:57 in World

“really? at least it's a change from the "i lose one more goat a month since the infidels arrived" cabal”
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Rush Limbaugh and the Legacy of Margaret Sanger

Commented Mar 9, 2012 at 12:37:44 in Religion

“If you follow the thread,.......The GOP are suggesting women control their own sexual and reproductive lives........So the taxpayers are not footing the bill!!”

Patriot86 on Mar 9, 2012 at 13:13:49

“First of all, we are talking about employer based health care coverage. Secondly, why should woman pay for a health care plan and not have medications and procedures needed for good health covered...next they will refuse to cover child birth or cancer surgery...now there is real freedom (sarcasm) NO! No matter how many li_es you come up with, we are no buying it and will make you sorry in November.”
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Rush Limbaugh Advertisers Keep Leaving Show In Wake Of Sandra Fluke Comments

Commented Mar 9, 2012 at 12:34:15 in Media

“Bill, I suggest you find a source other than Wikipedia. Look at the population of each country during each of the WW's,....
During WWI, the US population was 10x larger than Canada's. If the US losses as a percentage of population matched Canada's losses, they would have been closer to 670,000 (instead of 117,000)
In WWII, that number would be 804,000 (rather than 418,000).
Read a history book and get back to me!!”
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Rush Limbaugh Advertisers Keep Leaving Show In Wake Of Sandra Fluke Comments

Commented Mar 9, 2012 at 12:07:11 in Media

“Your husband likely fakes ED, Julie”
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Rush Limbaugh Advertisers Keep Leaving Show In Wake Of Sandra Fluke Comments

Commented Mar 9, 2012 at 12:06:06 in Media

“Sigh,........another Wiki-Historian. Read the link Dave”
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Rush Limbaugh Advertisers Keep Leaving Show In Wake Of Sandra Fluke Comments

Commented Mar 8, 2012 at 20:33:40 in Media

“Canadians were fighting overseas (WWII)2yrs. ahead of the Yanks, who were making a fortune selling arms to both sides!! One could argue that Hitler could have been "slapped down" much earlier if not for US aid.
Also, Bill.......you overlooked a key point in your "KIA" assessment........The US population was well over 10 times the Canadian population!! Canada lost more life per capita than our southern neighbours!! Don't ya' just hate when facts get in the way of your "logic".....read some history, and then get back to me :)”
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Rush Limbaugh Advertisers Keep Leaving Show In Wake Of Sandra Fluke Comments

Commented Mar 8, 2012 at 02:40:29 in Media

“Another Wiki-historian........sigh!
You are clearly not up to a virulent debate on this (or any other) issue, so I will keep it brief. The Supreme Court of Canada ruled that existing abortion legislation was inconsistent with "The Charter Of Right's And Freedoms" and therefore nullified any abortion regulation in this country!!”
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