Dougie and the chief hug it out, plus a thoroughly scaped goat

Posted on August 14th, 2014 3 great comments. Room for one more!

I remember opining not long ago about what appears to be public theatre between police chief Blair and the Fords. As I recall, I speculated that it had something to do with propping each other up in the media, a backroom friendship publicly laid out for the media as animosity. The purpose is simply to boost each others’ profiles, something the Fords shamelessly pursue.

Now consider the most recent circumstances:

  • Blair is retiring and not considering a run in politics. Even if this isn’t true, he’ll probably need to parlay his high profile into his next gig, whatever that happens to be. In other words: media attention=good.
  • As late as yesterday, Blair and Doug were staring each other down over Doug’s slanderous comments. Despite extended threats of litigation and with no new developments in the intervening 16-ish hours, Blair does a 180 and says everything’s forgiven. Aww, shucks.
  • Blair continues to look like a stalwart law-n-order guy, and the Fords continue to appear to be the poor, beaten-upon “common folks” to their seething, money-trumps-life supporters:ford_support

Against the backdrop of another big corporation taking the law into their own hands (where’s Blair big denouncement on corporate vigilantism?), we get the simultaneous news that one — yes, one 25-year-old person has been found guilty of “orchestrated” and “widespread” voter suppression (election fraud), by the Conservative party during the last election.

What did Harper have to say right after the scandal broke out? Oh yeah…

“Our party has no knowledge of these calls. It’s not part of our campaign,” Mr. Harper told reporters on Thursday. “Obviously, if there is anyone who has done anything wrong, we will expect that they will face the full consequences of the law.”

And that is, of course, why he immediately and deeply cut funding to Elections Canada (the people running the fraud investigation), and then introduced a new law making it harder for people to vote just like they’re doing in the US (because, of course, that was the problem).

You can be forgiven for forgetting the 2006 “money funneling” scam that Harper used to fraudulently take the previous election. Elections Canada investigator Ronald Lamothe described it at the time as, “entirely under the control of and at the direction of officials of the Conservative Fund Canada and/or the Conservative Party of Canada.” The Conservatives went so far as to admit guilt in that case — they eventually conceded to winning through fraud and blowing millions to first deny, then defend it all. 

No one was found guilty, the government paid itself a fine and announced a “big victory”, and we are told to believe that the Conservatives won a second majority, one so overwhelming that Harper is unopposed in governmentWell, I guess there’s no problem then. Nothing to worry about!


3 Comments on “ Dougie and the chief hug it out, plus a thoroughly scaped goat ”

  • SarahD
    August 15th, 2014 11:50 am

    Hello there!

    Outside in reality we have agreed to disagree on the Ford/Blair story HOWEVER I HAVE to RAIL about bitchface Suzanne Lilly. Her comments are extremely IRONIC- SHE spends most of her time bullying myself and anybody who dare say a peep.
    Me: eff her and EVERYONE WHO ASSOCIATES WITH the IHWORF. SCREW the terrorists.

    Xo! Lol

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  • SarahD
    August 15th, 2014 11:52 am

    Furthermore, I want to know who is paying for HER BULLISH! SORRY, BUT I have had it with idiots.


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    August 15th, 2014 11:55 am




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