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May 3, 2007

Trapped In A Hole

And digging....

Posted by Kate at May 3, 2007 2:33 PM
Comments

Oh my gawd! How about an investigation into how on earth any one of these 3 fools qualified to sit on any committee let alone a Commons Committee? If the only qualification is that you must have a pulse I can understand? The clowns are running the circus. Stupid is as stupid does.

Posted by: Ross at May 3, 2007 2:54 PM

#Tweeet# Malo, godin, Folco. Two minutes each for being idiots, five minute major for wasting taxpayer's money and a game misconduct for being flickin' stupid.

M. Malo, your barber also called. It is time to trim your separatist eyebrow.

Geeesh!

Posted by: Texas Canuck at May 3, 2007 2:57 PM

Larry , Moe and Curly - even the hairdos match.

Posted by: cal2 at May 3, 2007 3:01 PM

Is this the first time in history that people were invited to participate in a train wreck? And there was no Conservative representatives available? Go figure......

Posted by: Rob R at May 3, 2007 3:03 PM

Do you think they would be pushing so hard if Doan was a left winger instead of a right winger?

Posted by: Dave at May 3, 2007 3:05 PM

"I'm a victim of soycumstance " Shane Doan.

the pipples of canada need quebec leader for hockey and for dis canada, dis alberta leader in all position is not the canada way - if we need subsidize more by hab more quebeckers and less alberta izzy money hook kay players then fix der sorry azzes by tax they gazzes an der player." Borat Dion

Posted by: cal2 at May 3, 2007 3:10 PM

As much as it pains me to admit it, remember that the conservative members of this committee voted for this motion too.
The only possible thing that is going to focus government on the actual running of the country would be a majority goverment, we need on soon, and I sure hope it's a conservative one (and I hope Stephen remembers that stuff he used to believed in)

Posted by: Albert4 at May 3, 2007 3:14 PM

Colby Cosh touches on the topic here:
http://communities.canada.com/nationalpost/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2007/05/03/colby-cosh-the-mad-war-against-shane-doan.aspx

Posted by: Kevin Jaeger at May 3, 2007 3:18 PM

You might be interested in this petition.

http://www.savedoan.ca/petition.aspx

Posted by: John Luft at May 3, 2007 3:22 PM

If this is what we talk about in canadian politics Im going back to Fox

Posted by: adrian smits at May 3, 2007 3:23 PM

Incredible stupidity!

None of those clowns have their position or facts straight (talking about the NHL???). These are they types of people Canadians elect? They babble on about how we are represented internationally in regards to hockey yet are oblivious to how stupid they look.

This Communist Committee is simply a step in government sticking its nose in every aspect of our lives.

Posted by: Ownshook at May 3, 2007 3:40 PM

The travesty: Canadians elected this gaggle of idiots!

Posted by: Gypsy at May 3, 2007 3:45 PM

Three village idiots doing a morris dance (badly).

Posted by: Blackadder at May 3, 2007 3:47 PM

A bunch of clowns being paid as the opposition! Why should we have a "Bloq" party anyway? Such a joke our system has become. A group - "The Bloq" - in Ottawa with the total objective being to break up Canada and getting paid by us to do it. Maybe there should be an investigation in why this has happened over the years.

Posted by: Jane at May 3, 2007 3:47 PM

Next we'll be establishing a committee to approve the appointment of hockey players.

Posted by: Norman at May 3, 2007 4:07 PM

Can we hold a referendum to kick Quebec out of Canada?

Posted by: Belisarius at May 3, 2007 4:08 PM

I hope all of these elected idiots are proud of themselves. What a farce, waste of taxpayer dollars, and a waste of air. Either our country is so perfect, they have nothing better to do with their time or is the opposition parties are in such shameful condition that these idiots will grab at anything to dig up trouble. The latter is my opinion. They should hang their heads in shame for dragging this talented young man good name and reputation through the media. Shame on the politicians! Doan has done nothing but represent his country and team. His entire team supports Doan as captain.

Posted by: MaryM at May 3, 2007 4:15 PM

again argaaaaaaaaa

Posted by: jmorrison at May 3, 2007 4:23 PM

Here is a link to a news story showing Taliban Jack and Duceppe. Idiots!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yjQdHzNWUk

Posted by: Karl at May 3, 2007 4:29 PM

Albert4:

The Conservatives had to vote for that motion. It was a political landmine. Could you imagine the hay that would have been made in Quebec if the Conservatives had voted against it?

"Conservatives Snub Quebec!"
"Conservatives Racists!"
"Conservatives Condone Anti-Quebec Sentiment!"

It was politically a smart move to vote in favour of the motion then still keep pretty quiet and let the Dippers, Libs, & Bloc do their thing and look the fools.

Posted by: Reid at May 3, 2007 4:36 PM

How painful to watch! None of them knew what they were talking about. These characters are being paid by Canadian taxpayers, even the traitor separatist.

Posted by: Kyoto Mike at May 3, 2007 4:37 PM

Trapped 'in A Hole? Looks like quite a few A-Holes where trapped on this one. ;-)

Posted by: expert tom at May 3, 2007 4:38 PM

Stop wasting out tax dollars. A trio of idiots.

Posted by: Voidraithe at May 3, 2007 4:41 PM

I would be more pi$$ed than anyone if I were a French speaking NHL player....

"I play fu**ing HOCKEY for a living. I can look after MYSELF. I don't need idiot politicians to defend me!"

Posted by: Rob R at May 3, 2007 4:42 PM

So who is the non canadian hockey player who actually made said remark. As for the affidavit signed by the lineman, and Codere has a copy, can we believe that. Does the affidavit just state the remark was make or does it name Doan. Ony in canada can the innocent be proved guilty. I thought the libs believed in the geneva convention, innocent until proved guilty. I heard Iggy make that stmt in the HofC.

Posted by: mary T. at May 3, 2007 4:44 PM

I was going to say how challenged are the Canadians that actually voted for these people, but perhaps of greater concern to our democratic process is how bad were the candidates that these clowns beat!

Posted by: ian at May 3, 2007 4:45 PM

Perhaps the fact that Doan is a Christian is the real issue here.

Posted by: iggy at May 3, 2007 4:47 PM

** Banging head on desk **

Posted by: Sheldon Kotyk at May 3, 2007 4:51 PM

Layton actually took the time to call Doan and give him hard time.

Total, complete ass.

Posted by: Fred at May 3, 2007 5:09 PM

Goddamm fricking asshole French bastards. Sons of bitches should be tossed in the fricking ocean.

Posted by: View from the West at May 3, 2007 5:16 PM

I heard a snippet on the radio earlier of Hockey Canada President Bob Nicholson yelling at the committee during today's session. Sounded like a real nice smackdown. Hopefully someone will dig that one up and throw it on YouTube.

These three fools? I don't think there's a dozen i.q. points between them. The Lib thought she would be interrogating the NHL!

Posted by: NCF TO at May 3, 2007 5:18 PM

We send 308 MPs to Ottawa. It should now be obvious to most, that’s about 200 MP’s too many.

The Liberals knew that Ottawa was running out of things to do , which is why they wanted to keep piling more responsibilities into Ottawa ,
like Day Care .. can you imagine? .. .these guys looking after our kids?

Conservatives want to decentralize. Health Care and other items need to be devolved back to the Provinces for accountability. But the left and pundits like Andrew Coyne and Jeffrey Simpson are fighting us on that notion, they are old fashioned centrists, elitists, control fanatics.

Maybe now Canadians will start to understand that we need to shrink government and have government accountabilities as close to home as possible. Ottawa is another planet.


Posted by: nomdenet at May 3, 2007 5:19 PM

the petition now stands at 4774

Go Canada Go

Posted by: bryanr at May 3, 2007 5:24 PM

So now Quebec reserves the right to pick the captain of team Canada? Why is that necessary when none of the French Canadian players thought playing for their country was worthwhile? Nine of them were invited and only one decided to go. I guess he should automatically be appointed the captain, then.

That is the way things work in the federal government, but it isn't how we pick our hockey teams. When is someone going to stand up to Quebec and tell them to shut up? Grrr!!

Posted by: KRF at May 3, 2007 5:39 PM

So what race is French? Then again, if someone called you French how would you feel. Are Quebecois French or Canadian?

Posted by: truthsayer at May 3, 2007 5:41 PM

I especially like the ending where Larry and Curly pull their earpiece/ripcords a half a second after impact while Moe sits in stunned silence.

Syncro

Posted by: Syncrodox at May 3, 2007 5:42 PM

While I'm not a hockey fan (I know, what kind of Canadian am I), I find this whole thing reprehensible. These three silly self-important twits are striving for their 15 minutes of fame and the media is supplying it in spades. Why don't they just ignore the silly fools? Why is this a major news item? Hockey Canada should just tell them to take a flying leap off a rolling puck.

Posted by: Skeptic at May 3, 2007 6:13 PM

A clear and present example why this country is totally screwed. What a shame!

Posted by: Rattfuc at May 3, 2007 6:17 PM

Do we need any more proof that Canada is perilously close to being a veritable Banana Republic?

Watching these clowns discredit themselves--and the office which they hold--makes a hardworking, overtaxed, and pi**ed-off Canadian even MORE PI**ED OFF!!

Pierre's legacy: any wonder I voted for him three times (you're allowed three votes) over at The Beaver? His legacy has been a DISASTER for this country. 'Any chance our kids can clean it up?

Posted by: 'been around the block at May 3, 2007 6:27 PM

I was just on the list of members of parliment collecting e-mail addresses so I could express my opinion about the "Doan affair" that is occupying the brilliant minds that the Canadian sheeple send to Ottawa, and noticed that all the Liberals are listed as "Hon" while most of the members of other parties are not. Can anyone guess why, other than they are the natural governing party? Pompous asses!!

Posted by: Carlosroberto at May 3, 2007 6:32 PM

Gotta figure at least a couple of centuries inbreeding to explain that doofus Malo...

Posted by: Alienated at May 3, 2007 6:34 PM

This is the funniest damned thing I've ever seen. Man.

Posted by: Mike Brock at May 3, 2007 6:48 PM

What a fine line up, two dick heads and a Fruit Bat in the middle. At least the Conservatives had better things to do than appear with them!

That pr*cks like Duceppe and Coderre can smear the name of a decent young hockey player while sitting their asses in the HOC on our dime is sickening.
It tells us they're up to desperate tactics and the lowest form of politics.
They are a disgrace to Canada.When it comes to Quebec politics it's the name of the game.

If Shane offered to leave, it shows his decency,and it would be really neat if the whole team left with him. Give the stupid bastards like Layton all the publicity they desire and expose them for the utter fools they are.

Posted by: Liz J at May 3, 2007 6:48 PM

Could they not, at the very least, have waited until the end of the tournament before setting off on their agenda of demoralization? Absolutely pathetic.

Posted by: johndoe124 at May 3, 2007 6:53 PM

Have to apologize for my choice of adjectives. While our young hockey players are giving it their all in a game they love,it's hard to handle this outrageous behavior by less than honorable politicians playing political games for their own benefit. NOT FOR THE BENEFIT OF CANADA ON THE WORLD STAGE.

Posted by: Liz J at May 3, 2007 6:56 PM

Ow much ov duh taxpayures monee iss goeeng to dem to represnet da peepull of Kanudaa?

Posted by: ZiLLa at May 3, 2007 7:01 PM

What's with the Tiny-Tim look alike and his stance that being found innocent doeasn't mean you're not Guilty of a crime.

Mr.Spacely from The Jetson's has quite a nerve
since jack Layton embraced having a Convicted felon ( Svend Robinson) run for the NDP in a Federal Election even after Svend refused to prove he was under stress and taking medication they he also refused to name.
The we had the Liberal taking both sides of the issue like the Afghan war-crimes allegations , she insists it is because she cares about Team-canada that she wants to prove Shane Doan is guilty to settle this for once and all, much like Dion and layton wanting to prove our troops are war-Criminals because they truely Support the troops.

Anybody notice the link to spousal abuse where females in shelters repeat the same story that the Physically abusive husband claimed it was because he cared that he had to pound the crap out of her to stop picking on him as abusive.
Stats canada show that Qeubec has the highest per-capita rate of spousal abuse and the record high abuse among Catholics , but will the CBC and CTV every tell you that, NO, it's easier to take a Muslim like Gamil Gharbi who used Sharia law and the Quran to murder almost 20 female students in Montreal which the Feninazis used to blame all males and force Libreals to waste $2 billion on a failed Long-gun registry.

The 2 major rampages by misogynitist was in Quebec , so is it any surprise that Quebec males will blame the victim and feel offended by a allegation unproven and resort to verbal abuse as lawyers do in Court when they blame the rape victim for creating their client who is a rapist.

What kid would now look at being on Team canada when your life can be ruined by smears from a Province that banned English signs but cries racism over a word that offended them . and to add to that they get a salary as a MP to support bigotry in Quebec and promote seperation with Tax dollars.
The quota system for french-only players will backfire because the next question will be to demand the opposing Teams speak French or canada will boycott the games.

But at the way Quebec is changing I think Sharia law and Terrorism will solve the Hockey debate once CAIR and the Islamists make it an Islamic caliphate with Imam's elected to oversee the executions in staduims.


Posted by: roger at May 3, 2007 7:12 PM

If hockey players (and NHL players in particular)have any guts whatsoever they will announce that NO players will take part in next years games. Like our soldiers, the players,when representing thier country, deserve the full support of the country, including bullshiy politicians.

Horny Toad

Posted by: Horny Toad at May 3, 2007 7:24 PM

this country is in sad sickening shape. i've never seen anything so bloody pathetic since i saw a chicken eating it's own guts.

Posted by: john demerais at May 3, 2007 7:44 PM

And now on National Newswatch...the media-hog Garth has blurb with link to savedaon petition...like it was hs idea???

Posted by: Sammy at May 3, 2007 7:46 PM

Being offended for a word or phrase, isn't that the muslim way, so wait for the carbques in Quebec. It wouldn't be the first time for hockey riots in Quebec. I only hope that if it is suggested by hockey canada (which I doubt) that Doan lose the C, that no other player will wear it, and walk away from the series enmasse.
These so called honorable mps have slandered our troops and our hockey team. What is next.

Posted by: mary T. at May 3, 2007 7:48 PM

It's obvious they don't watch much hockey, if "the criteria for choosing" hockey players is so uncertain it needs Parliamentary action for clarification. The leftist panel couldn't have been surprised there was no Conservative there for that train wreck...

What was up with that Bloc weirdo? He stammered so bad I thought there was something wrong with the video stream.

Posted by: Knight of Good Mr. Iron Man at May 3, 2007 8:20 PM

Does anyone else find it ironic that the 3 members of the "official languages commitee" have trouble speaking one of the official languages?

Posted by: dkjones at May 3, 2007 8:40 PM

What a gaggle of idiots. That Bloc MP looks and sounds like he's working on one brain cell. Sheesh.

Posted by: Soccermom at May 3, 2007 8:45 PM

Scoring support from thousands of Canadians

[...]

Now with the [Liberal-Bloc] politicians’ attack on the Halkirk, Alta. native, hundreds of emails and phone calls have poured in from Canadians defending him.

A petition backing the affable hockey player has been set up on a website called savedoan.ca, and among thousands of patriots signing their name to support Doan is colourful CBC broadcaster Don Cherry.

As well, media from across Canada, including the Calgary Sun with its Thursday front-page headline ‘Leave Captain Canada Alone,’ have come to his defence. ...-
calgary sun

Posted by: maz2 at May 3, 2007 8:45 PM

This would not happen unless there was a large voting block in favour of it, and a large voting block that thought it legitimate. Ten's of percent each, a quarter to half of our neighbours...

Apoplexy is warring with nausea on this one.

Posted by: Tenebris at May 3, 2007 9:11 PM

Very interesting interview with Mr. and Mrs. Doan on 100 Huntley St. today. Beautiful people, leading meaningful lives. They make those 3 idiots look even more stupid, if that was possible.

Posted by: gellen at May 3, 2007 9:20 PM

Tweedle Dumb, Tweedle Dumber and Tweedle Dumbest: sorry, I don't know how to say that in French.

But Peter, the media guy, was fantastic: hard questions and he didn't take crap. Why couldn't he be on CBC? (rhetorical question)

Posted by: lookout at May 3, 2007 9:24 PM

I'm laughing my head off. Great comments on the Three Dummies:

Dumb, Dumber, and Dumbest. LOL! Working on one brain cell! ...two dick heads and a Fruit Bat in the middle! Gotta figure at least a couple of centuries inbreeding to explain that doofus Malo...! What was up with that Bloc weirdo? He stammered so bad I thought there was something wrong with the video stream.!

Maybe I'm just tired, but I'm cracking up. I guess if I wasn't laughing I'd be bawling my eyes out. Sad Canada, for sure.

Posted by: 'been around the block at May 3, 2007 9:52 PM

OMFG! BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

Urine tests should be required for MPs.

Sweet jesus, my belly hurts, these are elected officials!
BWaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhahahahhaha!

Thanks for posting this :)

Posted by: Walt at May 3, 2007 10:09 PM

The petition at www.savedoan.ca is over 10500 now.

I don't know if the Pavel Bure and Rick Nash signatures are real, but it would be nice to see more players (if they're allowed to - the NHL may see this as something to be ignored until it goes away)

Posted by: jcp at May 3, 2007 10:11 PM

You see something like this Three Stooges show, and then suddenly you understand the gun registry and how it came to cost 2 billion bucks for a database you could literally run on a laptop.

Kyoto likewise.

Posted by: The Phantom at May 3, 2007 10:13 PM

Urine tests for MPs! Ha!

Best idea I have heard in a long time.

These three twits are done like dinner. I hope.

Posted by: Patina at May 3, 2007 10:19 PM

WOW! With all due respect Kate, wouldn't you like Canadians to log onto your site with this kind of passion? Maybe PM Harper was right in letting these idiots take their agenda and run with it, Don Cherry logging on...jesus! In my opinion, this maybe the tipping point for a Majority.

Posted by: multirec at May 3, 2007 10:29 PM

Funniest thing about the petition are all the people signing it that are against Doan. Do they understand the meaning of a petition? Also, some of the comments prove why there should be a reasonable competency test to vote. A lot of people are under the impression that the "government" wants Doan to be stripped of his captaincy. Have another Molson and watch the 'Nucks exit from the playoffs.

Posted by: A. Cooper at May 3, 2007 10:59 PM

What a pack of losers.

BQ wants out of Canada....yet bitch about who is leading the country on the ice.

What a pack of wasted skin......all of 'em.

Posted by: notasocialist at May 3, 2007 11:01 PM

I think it should be Hockey Canada striking a committee to investigate how Parlimentary committees are chosen. Sheesh.

Posted by: wendy.g at May 3, 2007 11:51 PM

Notice several signers are from Que, with comments saying they are embarrased by this. Ralph Kleins name is there. Didn't go thru them all, but is Steven Harpers there. Also a few comments saying how they will vote next election. This could give PMSH a huge majority, especially if he has Doan around him on tours or in commercials.

Posted by: mary T. at May 4, 2007 12:13 AM

It's really annoying to think each of these 3 clowns makes, what, $130K/year or so.

For this?

Think how that clip would look to a visitor to the country. They'd think we were out of our collective minds.

Of course, if PAYING for an opposition party dedicated to the break-up of the country doesn't qualify us for the nuthouse, why would this stupid issue make a difference?

Why would Quebec care who is captain of Canada's team, anyway? They don't view themselves as Canadians but as primarily French, so why the fuss? They only seem to care about Canada inasmuch as it is a source of extorted revenue for la belle province. They don't seem to give a tin merde for anything else apart from Canuck transfer payments. Notwithstanding the nice maple leaf on the cheques and fat pensions the bloc members receive, of course.

Here's a solution: have English and Francophone co-captains. The Commons can set up the tribunal to grill the anglo in both official languages, and the francophone - who will doubtless only speak french - gets a free pass, because if he was grilled by an English-speaker, that'd be anti-french, right? The whole process can be taped in excruciating detail, including progress reports and updates. Naturally, this would fit with the CBC's mandate, and perhaps they could even spin off some lame-o-maple documentary (or even - gasp - a docu-drama) from it. The possibilities to bore you (not to mention blow your tax dollars) are endless. And we could spice things up with a few Don Cherry quotes ("french guys wearing visors") to boost the sagging ratings.

I'm just thankful there are no pressing issues facing the country, to allow the opposition parties to focus on critical items such as this. How would we steer the country, otherwise?

mhb23re
at gmail d0t calm

Posted by: mhb at May 4, 2007 12:13 AM

In an earlier post Kate wrote: "If the talk on sports radio is any indication, a new demographic has been awakened in Canadian politics."

Well, in the intermission before overtime tonight in the Canucks game, Ron Maclean stepped out and openly expressed disgust at politicians looking for personal gain at the expense of someone else, and he called this a "flashpoint" in this country.

Posted by: EBD at May 4, 2007 12:46 AM

We need Doan to run for the House of Commons in the next election. Find a nice riding and parachute this guy into it. While at it, have Don Cherry stand for somewhere in Ontario.

Posted by: Ryan at May 4, 2007 12:54 AM

More unbelievable bloviating from eyebrow guy here (from today's committee hearing):

http://flaggman.wordpress.com/2007/05/03/bloviating-bloc-mp-yves-malo-embarassing-himself-and-quebec-over-shane-doan/

Posted by: NCF TO at May 4, 2007 1:08 AM

Ryan and Mary,

you're missing the point. The PM said today that now we should let Hockey Canada get on with their job. I would rail against any party trying to use Doan or others for advantage. Doan is a hockey player. Let him play hockey period.

Just watched CPAC recap of the day. Conservative's Chong, Poilievre and Boucher all threw up softballs to Nicholson. "Hair Boy" Rodriguez and "Answer the Question" Malo were vicious and made no sense. Malo was chased by reporters when he wouldn't answer the question if he would step down under mere "allegations". Great piece of tape if anyone catches it. Something tells me Malo won't be in the Bloc front bench come Monday.

Posted by: A. Cooper at May 4, 2007 1:17 AM

All in all a bad joke, and the politicians that brought it on now have egg on their faces.

What's really to bad is SH and crew missed the boat here by agreeing to this farce in the first place and should have condemned it from the get-go. I think the quebecers they were pandering to by doing this would have had more respect for them in the end .

Chalk that up as a bad judgement call..

Posted by: The Hammer of Thor at May 4, 2007 2:02 AM

Has anyone noticed that the opposition ( because that's truely what they are;..in opposition to Cananda)Havr gone completely off the rails lately?

They attack out hockey players

They attack our Army and it's leaders

They attack our industies and economy

They attack consumers

Just who is the damn enemy here and whose interests are being protected by the opposition???

Posted by: WL Mackenzie Redux at May 4, 2007 3:09 AM

Tempest in a teapot. Yawn.

Posted by: Shaken at May 4, 2007 4:35 AM

Verily, WL, I hear the rumble too, and a lot of other people do too.

This whole Shane Doan thing, though, is going to backfire big-time for the Lib/left. It doesn't hurt that this CPAC segment Kate linked to is an instant television classic, an absolute, flapping-on-the-pole whistling-amusement of a national-object-lesson.

Those with the now-generation-long "privelege to govern" mindset are clearly feeling empowered, and are undeniably emboldened by their massive and unprecedented Kyoto propaganda victory, but their coming-out party isn't going to be as ga-la as advertised, and in fact their festivity is going to be their undoing. There's just something about that peculiarily disturbing combination of "hands-on" and "didactic" that has to be seen to be truly believed. The more you see, the more you believe.

The, uh, manual lessson in the Doan case is that innocents are the ones who pay whenever addled statist ponces elevate themselves.

Shane Doan was alleged to have uttered a banned word seventeen months ago. He was cleared. He is well-respected by teammates, and coaches, and linesmen, and referees, and the people in his hometown.

All this is beside the point, though. Contestant number two, MALO: "Hockey Canada doesn't have this answer about whether or not Mr. Doan said or didn't say...ah...those remarks, but IT'S NOT THE POINT, the point is just to make it clear about why Hockey Canada decided to go ahead with Mr. Doan as a Captain while some people in Canada and in Quebec aren't at ease with that choice."

Contestant number three, GODIN, asked about that whole notion of "innocent until provent guilty", responded: "Well, and I, and I agree to that, the only thing is, is what I want to say, that's ah, the problem is, though, when we have this controversy going on, and they were making that appointment, did he ever, one question for example: Did he ever thought about it? What it would create? Don't they think before they make appointment?"

Alright? See what he means? About appointments? Okay?

Contestant number one, Raymonde FALCO, also made clear that she has no idea whether or not Shane Doan uttered a banned word seventeen months ago; her point is that whether he did or not, and whether she knows that he did or not, it's all irrelevent to THE issue: there's a controversy pertaining to what he did or didn't say. And inasmuch as it's a national controversy, she and her statist associates are entitled to ask hockey people this questions: What attributes does Doan possess as a hockey player and a person? Is he necessarily the right choice for team captain? What does it say about Canadian hockey people that the controversy is ignored? And does everyone understand that, as a Liberal, she not a part of some Orwellian tribunal, but instead is of the opinion that...that...

Ah, to heck with it, let her explain:

"Well, from my point of view, as a Liberal, I can say that we are not a tribunal, we're not there to find out whether Mr. Doan said some certain things or did not say certain things. What we wanted to know was, what are the criteria, what are the factors, that made the, uh, sports association pick Mr. Doan as their captain? I think we have the right to ask those questions."

Hnnnnnnkk. Pardon me.

P.S. From Canadian Press:

OTTAWA -- Hockey officals' impassioned defense of Team Canada's captain left an unimpressed Bloc Quebecois leader comparing Shane Doan to a ban robber and accusing him of racial profiling.

Posted by: EBD at May 4, 2007 5:56 AM

"Has anyone noticed that the opposition ( because that's truely what they are;..in opposition to Cananda)Havr gone completely off the rails lately?"

Yup, WL Mackenzie Redux, I've noticed. The Opposition is an eight- or ten-armed mutant, flailing their arms in every direction because they're just so damned irritated, frustrated, and apoplectic they're not in power anymore.

The mutant has the combined brain cells of an amoeba and the chronological age of two. That's what two-year-olds do when they get MAD: madly flail their arms around and attack anyone they perceive to have slighted them.

But these guys are ELECTED MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT, who are paid handsomely by the taxpayer. It's time for them to go!

Posted by: 'been around the block at May 4, 2007 7:25 AM

Who are the Real Rink Rats? The Bloc is irrelevant; The Gang Who Can't Skate.

Here are the Real Rink Rats: MP Denis Hezbollah Coderre, STOPIGGY, Citoyen Dion; all left wingers; socialists. This pack tried to hide behind the Bloc; this Liberal Rat Pack used the Bloc to attack PM Harper using Doan's alleged slur as a proxy.

The plot failed. The Red-Green Liberal Rat Pack was bammed by a Zamboni of Truth at the Blue line.


Re-write headline:

Liberal politicians are the real rink rats

...-


Don Martin
National Post

Politicians are the real rink rats


Doan exonerated as a worthy captain Canada

The offending quip, a slur muttered against an all-francophone lineup of officials late in a December, 2005 game in Montreal, was actually from Slovakian left-winger Ladislav Nagy, an admission that is expected to officially enter the court records during Doan's defamation hearing against MP Denis Coderre. ...-
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/columnists/story.html?id=ed998017-1a9f-4f68-bf01-ea596ed26dbd

Posted by: maz2 at May 4, 2007 7:38 AM

What a sideshow.
One blockhead, a socialist, and a red-green melonhead.

Three ap-pea-sers in a pod.

thanks Kate.

Posted by: gimbol at May 4, 2007 7:50 AM

BATB said: "Yup, WL Mackenzie Redux, I've noticed. The Opposition is an eight- or ten-armed mutant, flailing their arms in every direction because they're just so damned irritated, frustrated, and apoplectic they're not in power anymore."

I think you're probably onto something here...except the Block will NEVER be in power.....and in a realistic way, neither will the Dips...so I percieve this to be wild vindictive lashing-out at any target in a desparate attempt to get media attention.

We saw this opposition vindictiveness before when Bush put the Klintonista Dems out of power....they had expected to build a sixties counter culture dynasty ...in opposition the first time in a decade, the months after Bush inauguration were just uninhibited hissing and spitting wild tantrum-tirades from Dems and Dem media...wild accusatory condemnations of evertything right of Trotsky...childish illtemper....on it went and it landed into the Hollywood Dem community where this Dem vindictive temper tantrum took on a new dimension....it got positively surreal with all sorts of hollywood crafted conspiracy and murder stories adding to the collective moan a whail comming from the elder dems like Kennedy and Shumer. Hollywood dems had Bush responsible for every crime in the past and future 200 years. It was an orgy of self indulgent myth spinning.

Ya I've seen this type of unhinged foamy-mouthed attack before...but in the Dems case it was by far more intelligent and grounded liberals than the current lot of Bolshevik comic book characters we have in opposition benches in this beleaguered nation.

Frankly, I have never seen a time when there are so many, irrational, extremist yappers on opposition benches all with cult-like dogmatics and all maliciously active in enternching some truely bad civilly destructive ideas....to legislate us into some nebulous green soviet antihill society.

And did I mention they are all completely uncivil and debased in their PR antics?

The Doan/Hilliar/CAF torture innuendo witch hunt is a prime example of the type of the degenerate flavor opposition politics has assumed. Is it surprising then that we will be soo watching parliament discuss an opposition tabled bill listing the "Sasquatch" as an endangered specoes?

It doesn't have to be factual to be legislated these days.

Posted by: WL Mackenzie Redux at May 4, 2007 10:16 AM

As I sit here Mr.Doan is filling the net in the game vs. Belarus.That is leadership and why he is the captain. What a bunch of grandstanding from this bunch!

Posted by: KLR at May 4, 2007 11:01 AM

To make matters worse the silly #@&%@/#'s had the stupidity to inquire how many Francophones were on the team!! Since when is language a qualifier to play hockey?

The Bloc and the Dippers are the worst disgrace ever in the HOC, the Liberals are lost in their own mire.
Dumb and dumber, sad and sadder.
They're a waste of time and space, in fact they're. human waste.

Posted by: Liz J at May 4, 2007 11:11 AM

They are outraged. So what. No one cares anymore. Think of the outcome of their quest; Doan becomes a national hero and everyone wants to "dis a frog" to gain a little status.

Posted by: looop at May 4, 2007 11:36 AM

Hat trick hahaha!!!

Posted by: KLR at May 4, 2007 12:32 PM

Id like to crosscheck the lot of them over their chairs.

Posted by: cal2 at May 4, 2007 3:08 PM

Great theatre...

The conservatives played the crappy cards they were dealt very well. The three stooges picked to rep theri parties were an embarrassment.

I can hardly wait until Nagy stands up in court and declares it was him that insulted the refs. Anyone want to bet the MSM will apologise to Mr. Doan?

BTW...gotta love Mr. Doan's reply...HATTRICK

Posted by: Paul at May 4, 2007 9:33 PM

Its saturday night, I've watched the video. I'm just wondering if the panelists contracted syphylis in the national cafeteria.Syphilis can cause brain damage, and I'm sure brain damage is what this video shows.

I'm very sympathetic to people with such disabilities. And of course as the video show, brain damage sufferers don't make a lot of sense at times, and as we see during most of the interview.

If they are not suffering from such an illness, well they can at the very least, sleep well, knowing, their performance will surely be remembered.

I, for one will remember the three, every time I wipe my ass. For at least a week or so, their words were THAT MOVING!

..a pathetic bunch of morons, all three!! Too bad that they got their fifteen minutes of fame, and f&cked it up. The poor dears.

Now their irrelevant rant,if you can seriously call it such, well their words are now in the PUBLIC RECORD! I wonder if their constituents are as unimpressed as I.

My hat goes to the interviewer. He's the only one who seemed to still possess a brain.

Posted by: eastern paul at May 5, 2007 2:47 AM

Just print a sign saying "Flicking frogs" and wait for the language Police to order you to make it bilingual with the french words twice a large.
These morons won't even notice the irony in the Language laws , as for racism, ask my dad about it, he lived in Quebec as a aboriginal and they tried to force his father to covert the family name to french, even after he served in WW2 he left for Ontario to stop hearing the Drunken Stupid ingin slurs .
Quebecers haven't seen racism , just wait until Sharia laws comes along after the Muslim out breed you, the stadiums will become taliban execusion grounds for those offending Allah or females showing skin in public.
That Hezbollah flag from last summers rally with Coderre all smiles, take note of the AK-47 being exhalted, is will be the last thing you see before the blindfold to behead you or shoot your head off.

Posted by: roger daly at May 5, 2007 5:52 AM
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