July 23, 2009

Since Namecalling Is The Order Of The Day

"Frogs Fret Fag Funding".

Posted by Kate at July 23, 2009 3:49 PM

Give me ONE good reason to fund that crap.

Posted by: Osumashi Kinyobe at July 23, 2009 3:59 PM

Ahh, the ever tolerant left...

Well here is another Redneck out in the Boondocks who is tired of being called just about everything in the jack booted, fascist lefty dictionary and then told to cough up the dough to pay for these things.

Alberta, Saskatchewan and BC all a bunch of racist, rednecked, homophobes until it comes time to pay the transfer cheque then it's "we're all part of the great Canadian family..."

Time to go PH Harper or not.

Posted by: Chris in the Bridge at July 23, 2009 4:00 PM

Whoops... PM Harper or not

Posted by: Chris in the Bridge at July 23, 2009 4:02 PM

I for one am tired of funding the stupid whims of the Separatists in Quebec. Quebec it's time for you to get your secessionist leeching asses moving and separate from the ROC because no one gives a shit anymore. Get lost, scoot bye bye la maudit.

Posted by: Rick at July 23, 2009 4:08 PM

Osumashi, there is actually one, and only one good reason to fund this crap: kickbacks. Lots of juicy little contracts, one hand washing the other in that lovely, goooolden social grease that lubricates Liberal politic's slide along its well worn track, money. Money money money, my friends.

As in Toronto's recent adventure in Liberalism, one must ask, why the hell does it cost over a million dollars to have a bunch of semi-clad goofs walk down a public street? Kickbacks, obviously.

Naturally the people involved are upset that they aren't going to get their expected golden [money] shower this year. So, again naturally, they call up their local Useful Idiot(tm) in the MSM and engage in a nice little propaganda war.

As for the actual gay people who wanted to have a parade, I say go to it! Parade all you want. Have a freaky deaky festival of parading.

But -you- pay for it, eh? Leave my tax dollars out of it.

Posted by: The Phantom at July 23, 2009 4:15 PM

What was left out of the story of course, is that the concern arose because the Canada Day parade was not funded, whereas this other event was, IIRC

Posted by: Erik Larsen at July 23, 2009 4:16 PM

kkkkorrectly done. Simply beautiful. That's the way to go. I am learning too.

Posted by: MarionN at July 23, 2009 4:20 PM

the "right" to be funded...

Posted by: eljay at July 23, 2009 4:41 PM

From what I read, this is a festival attended by over 55,000 people annually. They lost $155,000 in Federal funding. If the festival is that important to the people, couldn't they fork over $3 each to make up the short fall?

Also the "Marquee Tourism Events".....never heard of this event, so either it isn't "Marquee" or "Tourism" probably is an event. Let's look at Tall Ships in Halifax, PNE in Vancouver, Calgary Stampede in Calgary, CNE in Toronto, Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, Jazz Festivals in Montreal, Carnaval in Quebec City....these are "Marquee Tourism Events".

Posted by: robp at July 23, 2009 4:41 PM

Ahhh the smell of Gay Pride... would you not be prouder if you could stage a parade without Government Funds in the middle of a recession?

Why not get your lazy gay asses off the bench and raise the rest of the money yourselves? I mean when our softball league needs money I do not write an article in the paper saying the current Government hates teenage girl softball players.

$155,000 would fund our league for 10 years, not one day where the only benefit is guys get to wear something pretty and women get to wear comfortable shoes. If you cannot get gay enough on 1.845 Million then you have a bigger problem than money.

I hate social special interest groups, money sucking wastes of taxpayer funds based on some false sense of entitlement because of "perceived" persecution.

Banning the parade would be political, not funding it would be fiscally prudent.

Posted by: Illiquid Assets at July 23, 2009 4:42 PM

Phantom, why isn't there rioting in the streets? Gays are crying for any reason they can think of and politicians are making money off of our backs.
I call pig crap on the lot of them. Fire these people out of a cannon.

Posted by: Osumashi Kinyobe at July 23, 2009 4:57 PM

It makes a mess of the alliteration, but the Gazette is actually an Anglo newspaper.

How bout: "Squareheads Squeal for Sissy Subsidy"

Too wordy, you think?

Posted by: LarryJoe at July 23, 2009 5:06 PM

Can someone tell me what "gays" are so proud of...other than their quilting abilities?

Posted by: Oz at July 23, 2009 5:08 PM

"Gazette Grumbles over Gay Grant"

Oh wait that misses the point.

Posted by: K Stricker at July 23, 2009 5:10 PM

just more birkenstocks at folkfests ?.

I heard the minister explaining that Quebec already has 42% of the festival funding. Ontario at 25% and that maybe some of the other provinces may what some of our own money too.

Posted by: cal2 at July 23, 2009 5:11 PM

Has The Gazette sent the festival in question any of their money?

It is not the garrish that concerns some people. It is the bare-ish;)

We thought that was kind of illegal in public. No?

Posted by: BB at July 23, 2009 5:17 PM

"The official version would be easier to swallow"

I bet it would be. I bet it would be.

Posted by: RFC at July 23, 2009 5:20 PM

Gaz Spaz as Parading Pansies sent Packing

Ok, I'll stop now.

Posted by: LarryJoe at July 23, 2009 5:20 PM

$Billions & $Billions wasted very year for some happy day feelings.

Cut. Cut. Cut . . .

Posted by: Fred at July 23, 2009 5:27 PM

Come on now....calm down everyone. After all, the first thing that is taught is that they're entitled to their entitlements.

Posted by: ex-VanIslander at July 23, 2009 5:28 PM

Every human being has a right to walk around with a limp wrist.

And they also have the right to pay for their own parade.

Posted by: set you free at July 23, 2009 5:41 PM

I worked in the restaurant industry in Toronto through the 80's and into the 90's. I had a lot of gay friends and acquaintances. Most of these folks hated the gay pride parade and the people in it. What they wanted was to be treated with respect and to be left alone. They wanted to be treated as people above all. Not "gay" people. They wanted to talk about writers, musicians, artists, chefs, lawyers etc. Not gay writers, gay musicians, etc. They just wanted to be in the main stream and carry on with life. Their sexuality didn't define them and they didn't want to force their sexuality on anybody else. Just be normal. The gay pride parade isn't normal and the people in it aren't normal.

Posted by: gord at July 23, 2009 5:47 PM

More hate and vitriol spewed forth by SDA. Just a note, the Saskatchewan marriage commissioner who refused to marry same sex couples and consequently was fired, lost his appeal at the Human Rights Commission. I even doubt if do any better if he appeals to the Sask. Court of Appeal. Great, once in a while justice prevails.

Posted by: T at July 23, 2009 5:51 PM

That's gold phantom, gold!

"Confortable shoes" lol

Posted by: Indiana Homez at July 23, 2009 5:57 PM

Yes that's right "T" .... pointing out the arrogance and hypocrisy and idiocy of lefties is "Hate".

Out of your league T-wit!

Posted by: OMMAG at July 23, 2009 5:58 PM

gord @ 5:47

Does this mean that there are, to borrow from Ezra Levant, "Official Gays"? And that they, like other "Official Whatevers", have the ear of the government and do NOT represent the vast majority of the group they say they represent?

Posted by: Kathryn at July 23, 2009 6:08 PM

The left are in quite a blather, one of their members on the list of "Entitled" has been told NO. Saying no to liberal/socialist supremacist isn't acceptable, I'm sure they'll hold rallies and stuff espousing their usual non-tolerance.

Posted by: Rose at July 23, 2009 6:11 PM


To paraphrase Ashleigh Brilliant, sometimes we need what only you can provide: your absence.

Posted by: felis corpulentis at July 23, 2009 6:18 PM

Kathryn said "Does this mean that there are, to borrow from Ezra Levant, "Official Gays"?

Could be. I wouldn't be surprised. The point I was trying to make was that some people are plumbers, bowlers, music lovers who happen to be gay. They don't want to be known as gay plumbers or gay bowlers. Being gay is their personal life. I do the same cringe when someone tells me they are gay that I do when someones asks me if I've heard the word of God. It means there is tons of baggage coming that I really don't want to know about.

Reminds me of the New York St Pats Parade. You can march in it if you're Irish and your gay. They just don't want gay Irish in the parade. It's more than just semantics.

Posted by: gord at July 23, 2009 6:29 PM

Name calling?
What name calling?

"Today I am proud to be a frog." -

Jean Chretien at the 1981 Constitutional signing.

Posted by: rockyt at July 23, 2009 6:33 PM

Being proud isn't about flaunting your "ways" in everyone's faces, that's called arrogance. It would be appropriate to have that word substituted in for "pride".

Even though I don't agree with homosexuality I never use to have a problem with gay people themselves, but in the last few years I have been seeing more and more actions taken from the gay community that I frankly could never endorse any of their causes or activities.

I'm heterosexual. I'm not "proud" of it, I just am. I honestly don't feel the need to go around yelling about my orientation into peoples faces.

Take it from a person who is comfortable with his being, "YOU BRING THE SHIT STORM DOWN ON YOURSELVES!!!"

BTW, them naked guys are probably dissappointed that they didn't get thrown in the slammer for a night. It would have been heaven for them to be the b!#ch for a night.

Posted by: Joel Schroeder at July 23, 2009 6:46 PM

"Today I am proud to be a frog." -
~Jean Chretien at the 1981 Constitutional signing.

Just as well.
The little Liar from Shawinigan was never a Prince.

Posted by: Oz at July 23, 2009 6:46 PM
Just a note, the Saskatchewan marriage commissioner who refused to marry same sex couples and consequently was fired, lost his appeal at the Human Rights Commission.
Gee, that's a real surprise and certainly proves your point. (Although in a manner that you did not intend.) Posted by: andycanuck at July 23, 2009 6:54 PM

T is for troll...that's good enough for me!

Posted by: Cookie Monster at July 23, 2009 7:00 PM

T as a Saskatchewanian the HRC should be abolished immediately. It is a farce and blot on a free and democratic society. HRC across the country are a horrendous infringement on the rights of people to speak and act as they believe appropriate. Maybe it's time for Brad Wall to recognize what a blot the HRC is and end this taxpayer witch hunter. The Marriage Commissioner should received government funding to appeal this farce all the way to Supreme Court of Canada if necessary. However, the SCC is such a pit of left wing bias that might be bootless enterprise.

Posted by: Gary at July 23, 2009 7:21 PM

The poor dears can't figure out how to make do on 92.25% of their budget. In a down economy. Get real.

Posted by: MikeM at July 23, 2009 7:42 PM

Where do we get our $155,000 for the Knuckledraggers Pride Parade?

Posted by: Fritz at July 23, 2009 8:07 PM

The town of Cayuga Ontario just celebrated its 150th anniversary of incorporation. The events went on for a whole week. There was a car show, a parade, a soap box derby, dinners, church services, craft show, carnival rides, fireworks, all kinds of things. For a week.

I doubt they spent a million dollars. I strongly doubt it.

But Gay Pride can't put on a parade for less than a million bucks? And I'm a racist/bigot/homophobe spewing forth hate and vitriol for saying "kickback"?

Kkkome on trolls, you can do better eh?

Posted by: The Phantom at July 23, 2009 8:45 PM

Fuming Fruits Feel Funding Fragged For Fed Fobia

Posted by: reg dunlop at July 23, 2009 8:50 PM

Find a corporate sponsor for your parade. And stop whining.

Posted by: Brad at July 23, 2009 8:50 PM

"Find a corporate sponsor for your parade. And stop whining"

Jokes come on down! :)

Posted by: Joel Schroeder at July 23, 2009 9:01 PM

Petulantly ..... Piling on.....

Peavish Pepsis Piqued over Poofter Probity...?

Posted by: OMMAG at July 23, 2009 9:07 PM

How about: Homo Hissy Over Halted Handout

Posted by: Jonesy at July 23, 2009 9:13 PM

Weiner Waggers Whine Without Wasting Wealth

Posted by: richfisher at July 23, 2009 9:26 PM

"Rednecks" !?
Uh ya sure, Who do I make the cheque out to?


Posted by: richfisher at July 23, 2009 9:42 PM

Querulous Queers Query Questionable Queens Quandams

Posted by: reg dunlop at July 23, 2009 9:52 PM

Where do we get our $155,000 for the Knuckledraggers Pride Parade?

Sorry Fritz, can't use the term Knuckledragger any more, it's become politically incorrect. The current accepted term is "mouth breather".

Posted by: pete at July 23, 2009 10:08 PM

this is great news...once again, SH can kiss goodbye to any seats in Quebec and any hope of ever getting a majority. When he fails yet again to secure a majority, he will be hung by the Tories who remain in the "Conservative" party and are at this very moment plotting his demise.

thus, Canada's brief experiment with letting some of the prairie folk run the show for a while will come to its welcome close.

Posted by: chumpdawg at July 23, 2009 10:12 PM

Fanciful Faggots in Freak out Frenzy over Federal Funding Freeze.

Posted by: Watto at July 23, 2009 10:33 PM

Do gay Biker "riders" get funding in Qubec?

Posted by: Revnant Dream at July 23, 2009 11:14 PM

Frenetic Fruits Flip Furiously From Fizzled Funding

Posted by: Doug at July 23, 2009 11:18 PM

chumpdawg, don't ever think Harper had a chance at getting seats in Quebec. The gains made in his first minority win were a backlash against the Liberals for Adscam. Harper's only chance is to win Ontario, and specifically, the 905 region.

Posted by: pete at July 23, 2009 11:37 PM

In the context of thousands of government tax-funded grants to all and sundry, there is no particular reason to single out Gay Pride or any other specific event. The more principled approach is to cut off funding for everything all at once.

Posted by: nv53 at July 23, 2009 11:38 PM


The one difference that sets the gay pride parade apart is that it is NOT a family event, which is what it's advertised as being. It's too simple of a notion for people just to think it's an issue of bigotry.

What the Gazette and others don't understand is that people flaunting their junk down a street and performing sexual acts(simulated or not)with children watching is not an acceptable practice. I would like to know of other parades and events funded by government that do the same thing.

Yeah, it's singled out for a reason.

All the "redneck" comment did was say "game on" and underscore the sources ignorance.

However, I personally would gladly have all funding cut of to non-essential services and events. It would be like old times where sustenance had to be cultured, and doing things on a small scale had character and meaning.

Posted by: Joel Schroeder at July 24, 2009 12:06 AM

High functioning autistics dressed in panties, and boostiers. Not high culture to me.....

Posted by: eastern paul at July 24, 2009 1:06 AM

Flustered Francophone Fairies Flail Furiously For Funding Furtherance.

Posted by: Eskimo at July 24, 2009 1:27 AM

Chumpdawg said: "once again, SH can kiss goodbye to any seats in Quebec and any hope of ever getting a majority."

Oh, I get it now. The principled thing to do is to use taxpayer dollars to BUY votes in Quebec.

Now why didn't I think of that?

Posted by: No Guff at July 24, 2009 3:17 AM

We Rednecks should hold our own nationwide "pride parades", too.

Wouldn't that be fun, parading around in plaid flannel shirts, ballcaps, drinking beer and brewing tea, showing butt and boob cleavage, farting, burping and saying politically incorrect stuff, riding in the backs of HD diesel pickups with titty-girl silhouette mudflaps, riding ATVs, driving mud-caked Wranglers with extreme suspension tweaks, carrying our guns with pride... Who's up for it? Yeehaw!

Hey, can I ride shotgun with ya in your truck, Kate? What better way to make Warren Kateater insanely envious? Oh, wait... :)

Posted by: Canadian Sentinel at July 24, 2009 5:11 AM

Better yet, let me ride double with ya on your Yamaha to send a finally-totally-lost-it Warren to the loony bin, where he belongs... Poor Warren, has a little-boy crush on scary-rightie Katie but can never do anything about it...

Posted by: Canadian Sentinel at July 24, 2009 5:15 AM

is anyone getting tired of listening to pervs and devients whine about stuff? i wish they would go back in the closet and shut the door.

Posted by: old white guy at July 24, 2009 5:29 AM

Hey Sentinel, one big drawback to your redneck parade idea, its really hard for us to find time since we're WORKING! And when we are not working, we are spending time trying to raise our kids right and trying to make a better life for them than we had all while trying to teach them right from wrong and having our wages stolen from us to fund things we find abhorent.

By the way, I've been checking out your site and I must say: SIMPLY AWESOME

Posted by: Chris in the Bridge at July 24, 2009 11:03 AM

Cromag Cons Can Queer Confab

Posted by: hardboiled at July 24, 2009 11:47 AM

Strathmore had the "Gay Rodeo" proving that rednecks and the other side can get along at least for a weekend.

no word on the gubmint grants.

Posted by: cal2 at July 24, 2009 12:58 PM

So, hardboiled, the Conservatives finally act like conservatives and you are criticizing them for that, too?


Posted by: Soccermom at July 24, 2009 2:05 PM

The hardboiled troll exists to bring discord.

Posted by: The Phantom at July 24, 2009 9:44 PM

Fund your own god damn parade you self-righteous pouch garglers.

Posted by: Dirk at July 26, 2009 5:41 PM