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Saturday, March 27, 2010

TVO's Steve Paikin to join the pro-Coulter/Free Speech movement?

I dunno, but after another loony leftist plot sought to derail a taping of his show "The Agenda", I wouldn't be in the least bit surprised. From Paiken's blog:
But just a few minutes into my interview with Minister Duncan, all hell broke loose.

At first, one member of the audience rushed the stage where we were located and began shouting questions at Duncan.

At first, I thought this was simply the act of one rude person, so I tried to interrupt her, assure her that there would be time for questions later, but that this was not the way we were going to do business.

Shortly thereafter, another half dozen protesters joined the first, continued to scream at the minister, and it became abundantly clear that this wasn't a case of a few rude audience members, but rather an orchestrated protest.

They'd cleverly entered the hall with their protest signs hidden under their coats, and blended in nicely.

Even though this had never happened before in ten years of doing programs at the Munk Centre, we actually do have a protocol in place in case something like this WERE to happen. We've just never had to roll it out.

When it was obvious the protesters had no plans to stop, I walked off set to Dan Dunsky, our executive producer, asked him what he wanted to do, and he calmly said, let's go to a break and get this back on track. That's the protocol.

And that's what we did.
Hey Steve... now you know how it feels to be a Conservative in Canada!

The extreme left has gotten completely out of control in this country. They know how to play the revolving-door, slap-on-the-wrist legal system, and they know full well that in our modern day of police-non-intervention, they can get away with pretty much anything short of actual murder. They're amoral thugs, goons, and walk amongst us chanting the mantra of "peace and harmony"... while actively seeking to shout down and repress the views of those with whom they disagree.

It's time for the Government, on all levels, to step in and do something about this. They need to give direction to our police services that it's time to ensure that the few do not have the power to repress the rights of other Canadians. It may even be time for new legislation to curb this real and ongoing threat. Strengthening of tresspassing laws, modification of conspiracy laws to include offences relating to the organizing of law breaking protests. Laws to allow for charges to be pressed against those who insite illegal activity via electronic means such as Facebook.

Now, there will be negative press involved, to be sure. The extremist left has gotten very good at "working the system" in terms of garnering media coverage, filing police complaints, etc. Our police need to know that their Government is going to back them up when it comes to enforcing the law of the land.

It's time to ensure that the far out, lawbreaking advocates of "social justice" get a taste of real justice... the kind that ensures that we really are a "free" society. It's time for the mainstream parties, the Tories, Liberals, and NDP, to strike some form of task force to craft legislation that all parties, and all normal Canadians, can support.

I just don't get what these kids are thinking... the more and more they "succeed" with these thuggish tactics, the more they solidify the position of their opponents... and the support for their opponents only increases! Take me, for example... while I opposed such tactics before, I wasn't as vocal in my opposition. Nor was I particularly supportive of the folks who want to scrap the HRC's... but if these sorts of things are allowed to continue unchecked, I think my positions will be in need of further review.

h/t to Russ Campbell for alerting us all to this fiasco.

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  • At Sat. Mar. 27, 03:52:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Are you referring to Steve Pakin.

  • At Sat. Mar. 27, 03:52:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…


  • At Sat. Mar. 27, 04:54:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous James Walker said…

    You mean Steve Paikin ??

  • At Sat. Mar. 27, 05:35:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Are you seriously suggesting this fiasco is indicative of the kind of treatment Conservatives in Canada receive? Honestly, after the bumbles and stumbles of people like Guergis and Blackburn, the outright lies of a Jason Kenney, the shameful display in Bali by Baird, the complete ineptitude of Bernier, the forgetfulness of Lisa Raitt, the prorogue mad PM...I could seriously go on and on.

    I'm utterly shocked the Conservatives do not receive this kind of treatment actually.

  • At Sat. Mar. 27, 05:40:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Christian Conservative said…

    Thanks for catching that guys.

  • At Sat. Mar. 27, 06:10:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Blame Crash said…

    Come On Now!

    The low lifes you're referring to are actually the Liberal & NDP Parties base.

    Lets not beat around the bush eh!

  • At Sat. Mar. 27, 06:21:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Blame Crash said…

    Then we have the “Shocked” anony-mouse numbskull at 5:35 who wants all Conservatives to have a taste of the Fascist Kristallnacht treatment.

    All because they don’t believe in the hate mongering ideology of the leftist fascists.

  • At Fri. Aug. 26, 08:31:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous jilly said…

    sounds like the conservatives are the ones that are 'hate mongering' here. I think this is what is so great about religion. Here the page is called CHRISTIAN conservative and all you want to do is put people (people who vote NDP or liberal) down. Further, I think you'll find that most leftist policies are aimed at helping people - ie. improving conditions for the poor, single mothers, sick people, etc. Whereas right sided people seem to care more about commercialism and tax cuts (ie greed). Is greed something that is deemed to be christian behaviour in your bible? Is helping other people bad? Hmmm, I don't think so. So, perhaps rather than putting other people down, maybe you should reread your bible. Or, perhaps, you should recall that Jesus tried to do good and help people - what you are doing here, is not helpful. It is hateful.

  • At Sat. Aug. 27, 09:57:00 a.m. EDT, Blogger Christian Conservative said…

    Hi Jill,

    Thanks for your thoughts. I think you've misunderstood the whole point of this post, which is talking about the error of leftist ideology regarding LAW AND JUSTICE issues... not any of their other social views.

    I also think that you don't at all understand my perspective on social issues either. Did you know that I acutally SUPPORT increasing welfare benefits? Did you know that I STRONGLY support a strong social saftey net? And I do so based on my firm convictions as a CHRISTIAN CONSERVATIVE... Christian FIRST, Conservative SECOND.

    The thing is, however, I fundamentally disagree with they way that most folks on the left envision the solutions to these problems. Most of them, (and I say this not knowing you at all, so forgive me if I make some generalizations) believe that simply throwing more money at the issues will solve them. They also believe that the way to get this money is to over-tax hard working people, thereby "leveling the playing field". I think this is a REPREHENSIBLE philosophy, and only ENCOURAGES more of the same behaviours that are the root cause of SOME of the problems we face. In essence, it's a Communist perspective... take away from those who have, in order to give to those who COULD HAVE, but are making bad choices.

    For example, I've worked in front line healthcare, working daily with folks on social assistance. It's really sad to see the generational welfare families, who know how to "work the system", and have so taught their children, who have now grown up with a sense of entitlement, and have no desire whatsoever to get themselves off the system. They look to the state for EVERYTHING, rather than looking to themselves and learning the benefits of hard work to improve their own lives. It's a desperately sad and vicious cycle, that will be IMPOSSIBLE to break if we just keep throwing more money at the issue.

    It's ONLY when we revamp the entire system, get the "freeloaders" off the system, and then have more money available to increase benefits to those who are genuinely in need, will we be able to deal with our societal problems. You see, I'm focused on the ROOT CAUSES of the problems we see, not the SYMPTOMS... which is how I percieve that most folks on the left are focused on.

    I want to HELP solve the issues that you are concerned about, but I have a fundamentally different perspective on HOW we need to go about solving them.

    I hope that makes sense to you, and I hope that you actually have a chance to read these thoughts. Thanks again for dropping by!

  • At Thu. Jun. 27, 10:16:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Interesting reaction by Steve Paikin and Dan Dunsky. A psychopath is a psychopath and your suggestion on how to deal with one seems reasonable,


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