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April 11, 2011

Who knew the Liberal "big tent" was white with two eye holes?

Continued!

Whether Michael Ignatieff wants him or not, a jettisoned Liberal candidate will be running for the Grits.

The Liberal Leader booted Quebec candidate André Forbes from the party last week for once describing aboriginal people as “featherheads” and questioning their work ethic.

But Mr. Forbes did not pull out of the race and will remain a Liberal on the ballot in the northern Quebec riding of Manicouagan.

Posted by Kate at April 11, 2011 5:58 PM
Comments

I bet it comes as a surprise to Iggy his authority does not extend to firing someone the party has chosen. Aww.

Posted by: Speedy at April 11, 2011 6:08 PM

Isn't that the same thing the Libs did with their controversial former judge, after they were able to extract their forced Maoist-style public mea culpa -- "I have sinned against socialism comrades" -- from him?

Expect a similar public apology from Forbes as well in the next few days, followed by Ignatieff's "the Party has exonerated you, dear comrade".

Actually I think both of these Libs should stand by their free speech rights, denounce the Liberal embrace of Maoism and join the Conservatives!

Posted by: ricardo at April 11, 2011 6:14 PM

It would be interesting to know how many people actually agree with André Forbes.

Other than the politically correct, I don't hear anyone praising the native culture in Canada as it currently exists.

Just askin'

Posted by: Abe Froman at April 11, 2011 6:16 PM

Abe,

Forbes is told not be a politician because he dares speak his mind...Sad, isn't it?

Posted by: Right Honourable Terry Tory at April 11, 2011 6:22 PM

Abe Froman
About current "the native culture in Canada" it devolves to what emotional investment you have in a particular party....or if like myself, invoke your traditional right to trade with the indians for tobacco.........

Posted by: sasquatch at April 11, 2011 6:24 PM

I think 'native culture' has, as characteristics, a spirit of generosity and respect for elders. The natives also value creativity and the natural world. The reserves where I live vary quite a bit, depending on their people. Generally speaking, I tend to like them. There will always be dissenting factions, but as a whole, they're good people.

Posted by: chutzpahticular at April 11, 2011 6:26 PM

Very interesting that Iggy's booting someone from the party doesn't mean they can't run as a Liberal.

On a tangential note, who's running Akinehew in the next election?

Posted by: Mark at April 11, 2011 6:32 PM

Mark, David Ahenakew died last year.

Posted by: chutzpahticular at April 11, 2011 6:39 PM

With all the political minefields the MSM laid down on so Count Ignatieff could walk to power without the inconvenience of being asked any difficult questions, when Mr. Harper asks the questions about the count’s international voting record, his racist candidate, his “what is rape anyway, really” misogynist candidate and his shiite eating grin in a pose with terrorists who are buddies with David Duke the KKK puke, the debate is going to be like watching a dog eat a baby.

Posted by: EyesWideShut at April 11, 2011 6:55 PM

With all the political minefields the MSM laid down on so Count Ignatieff could walk to power without the inconvenience of being asked any difficult questions, when Mr. Harper asks the questions about the count’s international voting record, his racist candidate, his “what is rape anyway, really” misogynist candidate and his shiite eating grin in a pose with terrorists who are buddies with David Duke the KKK puke, the debate is going to be like watching a dog eat a baby.

Posted by: EyesWideShut at April 11, 2011 6:56 PM

Did Iggy really promise to fire him????????? Oh right this is like all the promises in previous red books. Tell people what they want to hear and do the opposite. There is room for everyone under the big red tent.

Posted by: m at April 11, 2011 7:01 PM

The KKK were Democrats, and Democrat=Liberal, where's the surprise?

Posted by: oldfart at April 11, 2011 7:03 PM

New song for Iggy. Duke. Duke. Duke. Duke of Swirl.

Posted by: Speedy at April 11, 2011 7:08 PM

And if elected he will be welcomed into the big red hood.Hedy Fry is practicing hugs.

Posted by: greyburr at April 11, 2011 7:11 PM

Blazing Cat has the screen shots of Liberal MPs hanging out with a Muslim Organization that publishes a former KKK Grand Whipshite's videos David Icky or something akin. So the whitehood analogy is applicable to the entire party perhaps?

Posted by: Rose at April 11, 2011 7:15 PM

chutzpahticular at 6:39 PM: "Mark, David Ahenakew died last year."
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And that'll stop the Libs/Dips???

Posted by: Louise at April 11, 2011 7:20 PM

Well of course if the Cree are all 'featherheads'; then they must be Liberal puffins.

Puffins have feathers don't they?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tufted_Puffin

Tufted Puffin (Fratercula cirrhata)

The Tufted Puffin (Fratercula cirrhata) is a relatively abundant medium-sized pelagic seabird in the auk (Alcidae) family found throughout the North Pacific Ocean.

Thus there are no tufted puffins to be found among the 'Cree featherheads'.

Similarly, Fratercula arctica, dubbed "sea parrots" as well as "clowns of the sea," Atlantic puffins sport large, brightly-colored beaks on their substantially-sized heads. Crisp black and white markings on their plumage and live near the open ocean.

Hence we conclude that from "sea to sea" the are no Cree "puffin featherheads" living in Manicouagan.

We joyously await the verdict of the Cree in the Manicouagan riding where there are no puffin feathers to be found.


Cheers

Hans-Christian Georg Rupprecht, Commander in Chief

1st Saint Nicolaas Army
Army Group “True North”


Posted by: Hans Rupprecht at April 11, 2011 7:31 PM

chutzpah - Thanks. I hadn't kept track of the man at all. Are there any other anti-Semites that can be run in the election, then? ;)

Posted by: Mark at April 11, 2011 7:48 PM

Interesting to see how the media reports once, maybe twice and then forgets these Liberal indiscretions.

Ah for the good old days, when the media had the Reform Party to go on and on and on and on about.

Oh, wait! They still have the CPC.

Silly me.

Posted by: Frank Q. at April 11, 2011 8:28 PM

"And that'll stop the Libs/Dips???"

You make a good point:)

Posted by: chutzpahticular at April 11, 2011 8:31 PM

Mark, I'm sure Ignatieff can dig up some others of his ilk:)

Posted by: chutzpahticular at April 11, 2011 8:37 PM

I have no problem with people claming my ethnic group(Irish) have more than their fair share of loudmouths and lushes. I can't comment on other ethnic groups, except to say: The more defensive you get, the more people are going to believe the stereotypes apply across the board.

Posted by: Obsever at April 11, 2011 8:51 PM

So will Mr. Ignatieff repay every single dollar that the LPC will receive in vote grants for the votes that mr. Forbes gets?

Posted by: Gord Tulk at April 11, 2011 8:53 PM

Liberal Count Ignatieff's PET Cemetery:

Telgedi is not dead.

"Endorsement From Liberal MP Andrew Telegdi"

http://www.justiceforharkat.com/news.php?extend.2573.96

Posted by: maz2 at April 11, 2011 9:21 PM

Andre Forbes is a Metis,therefore by the Rules of Political Correctness,as I understand them, he gets a free pass for making any remarks about Natives/Indians/Aboriginals because he's half NIA,and half racist oppressor.

Iggy's dumping one of the few Metis running for MP,a damned shame. If I gave a sh*t, I'd start a "save Andre" campaign on Facebook, but I have better things to do with my time.

Any activists out there with time on his/her hands?

Posted by: dmorris at April 11, 2011 9:39 PM

Well, I didn't much like it when the frickin' Easterners painted Westerners as racists - as these issues do indeed go deep, and I am certainly not a card toting Liberal shit head who thinks all races are equal "just because" we can show them how successful South Africa has become.

So, I won't speak out against a guy in Quebec opening his flippin' eyes either. No matter his political affiliation.

We need statesmen, not politicians.

Posted by: jeb at April 11, 2011 11:46 PM

Sorry about this, SDH and AtlanticJim, but some years back when the FBI was after members of the American Indian Movement, or A.I.M. some wag called them the A**holes In Moccasins. I'm not suggesting they should have, or that it was hilarious, and I don't recall who it was, I'm just saying.

Posted by: larben at April 12, 2011 12:53 AM

i'm gettin dizzy...when i was a punk we knew the soi-disant Metis were the Riel guys...right?

they were the half breed scots indian ones who for 15 generations killed the buffalo packaged them as pemmican for the HBC...

THAT was their raison d'etre...and when the buffalo went south they started becoming social acivists..after a 120 year pause bien sur to find a good lawyer...

my wife's a limey see...i've spent a lifetime asking her to cut me some slack cause i'm a murphy and her people oppressed me etc etc for 800 years...

she says.."well well hark at him!..don't talk such tripe"

i'm just me here now...it's not 800 or 100 or 20 years ago NOW...it's NOW....

so stop trying to make me feel sorry for you john..get up on your hind legs and accept things as they are..stop laying your victim/cripple tripe on me..

Posted by: john begley at April 12, 2011 2:46 AM
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