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Well I Never!

March 29, 2011 @ 18:16

Wow. Get a load of this. But before you do, let me ask you this.

When I have a problem with something that's written in the Toronto Star or the CBC website, what do I do? I link you to the article and then say my piece. I explain myself.

I'm absolutely floored that my buddy Toronto Mike would go to the lengths he has. He's actually posted a countdown clock on his website entitled "Countdown to when it's OK to revisit Freddie P's Conservative Party Propaganda Machine."

"It's essentially unvisitable until this election passes, so for your convenience and mine, I've created this handy little countdown clock says Mike."

Mike is actually instructing or advising people not to visit my site because he doesn't like what it contains. How whacked is that? Granted, he's provided a link but it might be nice if he explained why it's "unvisitable" which by the way isn't a word.

Strictly because it supports the Conservatives isn't enough. Tell us Mike, why is that bad? Why don't you and your buddy Romy come up with a few reasons?

Mike is an NDP supporter and I know they have a different slant on reality, but what he's created on his usually excellent blog borders on creepy.

It's sorta like what Khadafy's doing over there in your Libya right now.

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26 Responses to "Well I Never!"

March 30, 2011 / 22:34

About time, Fred. I'll repeat what I told them. It's childish, and basically high school chick sh*t to broadcast their boycott of your site.

Buffalo Boy Mike
March 30, 2011 / 22:37

Fred, I as a South of the Border reader see more eye to eye with you, I think that you are more liberal than anyone in the US down here, especially considering most of our liberal/democrat politicians are just as bought and paid for as our right wing conservatives so Im not letting Mikes post scare me away, as far as im concerned your conservative posts are liberal.

Bob B
March 30, 2011 / 22:44

Poor Mikey, you have a lot of growing up to do.

March 30, 2011 / 23:18

Ok - I dislike the Star, but I read it and I would never advocate a snub, because it's part of complete dialogue. What Toronto Mike is doing, smells a bit like censorship. Fred, with friends like Mike and Romy, you don't need enemies...

March 30, 2011 / 23:36

don't think Fred's blog will lift the Conservatives into a majority.

March 31, 2011 / 06:43

Typical left wing-nut behaviour. They preach tolerance and compassion, but if you disagree with them...they hate you and resort to extreme measures. Complete hypocrites!

March 31, 2011 / 09:09

I am sure that Romy, TO Mike and Jack Layton are decent people. It's just that in their world it's full of Unicorns and Rainbows.

March 31, 2011 / 10:00

I refuse to comment on this situation on the grounds that Mike may disconnect my Voice Pretzel website. He can do that you know. He has the plug.

Nigel Trousershrapnel
March 31, 2011 / 10:02

A driver is stuck in a traffic jam going into downtown Ottawa.
Nothing is moving north or south.
Suddenly a man knocks on his window.
The driver rolls down his window and asks, "What happened? What's the hold- up?"
"Terrorists have kidnapped Michael Ignatieff, Jack Layton, Gilles Duceppe, and
Stephen Harper.
They are asking for a ten million dollar ransom... otherwise, they are going to
douse them with gasoline and set them on fire.
We are going from car to car, taking up a collection."
The driver asks, "On average, how much is everyone giving?"

"About a gallon!"

March 31, 2011 / 12:04

Mike is an NDP supporter....that says it all

Alan G
March 31, 2011 / 12:56

It's nothing more than a little publicity stunt which will benefit the two of you. Hey in this day and age with a few posts on Twitter, your little feud could go viral. Go for it guys.

Sid from Sarnia
March 31, 2011 / 13:02

Harpiscord maybe out of TUNE

Harper takes only five questions from the media each day – four from the reporters on his tour and one from a local reporter – unlike his political rivals, who place no restrictions on how many questions they take.

Il Duce
March 31, 2011 / 14:03

I couldn't agree with you more Freddie.

Unfortunately guys like Mike and Romy love freedom of expression, free speech, the right to demonstrate etc etc as long as it doesn’t differ from their beliefs. If someone offers a different opinion, all these rights and freedoms that they talk of are no longer relevant.

What Mike is doing is nothing more than a politically correct form of censorship. He can spin it anyway he wishes with his lame excuses but if he has a shred of common sense in his head, he should remove that post from his site, apologize to all his readers and more importantly apologize to you. Thanks Freddie for having the courage to voice your opinion and for allowing others to voice theirs even though it may different.

March 31, 2011 / 14:40

@Il Duce

"he should remove that post from his site"

Isn't that censorship? Mike is suggesting a boycott, not the removal of Fred's site or for Fred to stop posting.

March 31, 2011 / 14:46

T-Mike: Your web site no worky too good. Berry berry slow.

aurora carl
April 1, 2011 / 00:26

gotta be honest with ya Fred not to familiar with a Toronto Mike, is it a senheiser or a yamaha!

April 1, 2011 / 10:04

So much for freedom of speech. I hear City Hall is taking all the new copies of NOW magazine out their building because the cover has a (photoshopped) photo of Rob "Tommy Boy" Ford semi-nude on the cover.
I don't support censorship on ANY level, but in the case of a semi-naked Rob Ford, I would be willing to make an exception!

Mike from Toronto (but not Toronto Mike)
April 1, 2011 / 10:24

here's a few reasons for you Fred:

-from this morning's Globe (not the Star!): "Canada’s reputation as a reliable human-rights champion has dropped precipitously" ... of course commenters on here will attack the organization as biased, anti-Israel, etc... but keep in mind that AI also criticizes Saudi Arabia, Iran all the time ... so get over it. If there is a more leading authority in the world on holding up human rights, then let me know

-Harper's lack of concern for Israel's killing in 2006 of Major Paeta Hess-von Kruedener, a brave Canadian soldier and dedicated UN observer. China also had a peacekeeper killed during this incident and they sure raised a fuss.

-Harper government not supporting birth control as part of its foreign-aid plans for maternal health ... I mean, are these guys a theocracy or something? We are talking about basic medical/human nature facts.

-the introduction of US style attack ads (even when an election isn't going on) in recent years by the Cons is changing the tone of our national discourse

-Harper's "black list" ... are we in Stalin's USSR? I thought we were supposed to be a world leader in technology??

-Canada's recent environmental record is embarrassing ... I mean, I don't think I'm the only one who sees day to day evidence of climate change (notice I didn't say "global warming"), or are all of you head-in-the-sand types?

-oh, and of course the fact that the Cons were brought down for contempt of Parliament ... don't think the Lib's have ever had that happen

Now, before everyone starts attacking me as a "left wing nut" (another Bush style tactic that Harper - and Fred and his loyal commenters - seems to have adopted), I am likely more fiscally conservative than most of you. But I do care about our standing in the world. We had a reputation as a fair dealer, an upholder (although idealistic) of the idea that the world could be a better place. Have we given that all up for petty power politics??

El Torpedo
April 1, 2011 / 11:15

Mike From Toronto - you know, of course, all of your points can be easily addressed and debated forever - some of them don't even warrant consideration, like the Human Rights one - Amnesty International for instance has been critical of Canada's Human Rights record for well over a decade, and I'm pretty sure it wasn't Harper I saw video of cosying up to known terrorist Muammar Gaddafi in his own tent - I could have sworn that was (gasp!) Paul Martin.
By far what would seem to be the least significant, but actually the most telling point you raised was the "introduction of US style attack ads...changing the tone of our national discourse...". Yes, those attack ads left the Liberals NO CHOICE but to play along (remember the "Soldiers with guns. In our cities." gem?). So because the Liberal party HAD NO CHOICE but to put their high-minded principals aside and follow suit with attack ads of their own, Harper is really responsible for lowering the discourse in this country. Great stuff.

April 1, 2011 / 12:13

'brought down for contempt of Parliament'

we just don't see it anymore. anythings goes as long as it goes.
Parliament is the top of the legal food chain. Order in the Court---ham on rye...kinda like a 3 Stooges clip. Base...lower than base. Not even funny!!!!!

Sid from SS Marie
April 1, 2011 / 12:17

Pacific Scandal. From day 1 to whenever---never does change does it?

April 1, 2011 / 18:57

Mike as well written as your points were they are thin 90 % of what you regurgitated from other sources has nothing to day with Canada’s day to day to day function as for the environment it is a hoax and doesn't deserve the time
You have a problem with Harpers Foreign policies and that is fine but I am Canadian born bread and think Canada is right on track
Keep it up Mr Harper

Pauly Walnuts
April 1, 2011 / 19:52

Who gives a shit what Toronto Mike thinks...

corporate caterers
June 7, 2011 / 10:04

Human Centipede Two is banned by the British Board of Film Censors... guaranteeing no doubt that many more people will see it than if they'd just kept quite about it, condemning it to the obscurity that, really, it no doubt deserves. Plus they don't know what they're doing anyway; they banned the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, for example, and look how passe that is these days...

Osvaldo Winingear
August 22, 2011 / 12:59

So Qaddafi is absent. Terrific. Now what? Why did the United States have to invest billions of bucks in taxpayer income to kick him out? Much more regime alter in the Mideast is never ever important. How many billions will be put in cleansing up Libya? This is a risky -- and high-priced -- scenario.

Printing New York
August 23, 2011 / 12:34

Who the F cares? Big butt plastic surgical treatment ladies are each and every where why really should the Kardasians be distinctive? Their father, although a lawyer, is rolling more than in his grave. This is dysfuntion at it really is very best.

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