Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Mediagate Or NOT!

As predictable as gas prices rising before a long weekend, we get mediagate! We get the media shrills yapping about how PM Harper's Conservative government is reducing democracy. Every time the polls show Canadians supporting the Conservatives, we get a new "gate", I guess this one will be called the Odagate or democracygate, or Harpergate, or... the list is endless.

How about we call it mediagate? It makes perfect sense to me, because it is the media that is shouting about all these "gates". It is the media making a "NOT" into an international issue, an "I don't know" into a RCMP mission, or a disagreement with a bureaucrats recommendation into a full blown inquiry. Take a pill all you lefties. Seriously, you are out of control, without direction, and nobody really cares about what "gate" you like this week. You have cried wolf too often, nobody is listening to you anymore.

Government secrecy hampering MPs' jobs: Page
Parliament is being asked to vote on a major crime bill without a clear idea of how much it could cost taxpayers, Canada's budget watchdog said Tuesday.

The Conservative government's secrecy is hampering parliamentarians' ability to evaluate new legislation, Kevin Page told a House of Commons committee.

He said MPs are losing their ability to perform their constitutionally mandated jobs because of the lack of information available about the cost of new bills.

Oh, the media's darling, never fails to disappoint. He gives the lefties wet dreams of a rise to power, on his very words, they are like music to their ears. Page is upset because HE can't get his grubby little hands on the government budget plans. Poor baby. Poor media, no budget leaks. HA.
One suspects this is because the decision to deny Kairos funding was taken neither by CIDA bureaucrats nor the Minister. This one has the imprimatur of the PMO all over it.
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Not that the Harper government has launched the kind of all-out assault on democracy that his critics charge. But there has been a gradual erosion of parliamentary democracy under the Conservatives that the Stephen Harper of six years would have decried.
This journalist should have also pointed out that this is a minority government and the opposition can take it down any time they want. If democracy is at such a risk because the government cut some funding to a religious group (funny how the left is supporting a religious group now), let the opposition do their job, and vote non-confidence in this government. Instead they bleat about a word, and cry to the voting gods to make this "scandal" THE "scandal" that will vault them back into power. If that fails, they always have the fallback position of the coalition! What true and honest gems these parties are against a Minister, who wrote, NOT on a request for 7 million dollars.

19 comments:

Southern Quebec said...

I think the phrase you want is "LiarGate". But anyway, I think it is so nice that you are defending Bev(Limousine)Oda.

CanadianSense said...

The lefties in the MSM can't accept their team is not credible.

They can't understand manufacturing scandals every week has destroyed their credibility.

They failed to understand the Fable of The Boy Who Cried Wolf.

It is a shame the lefties in the MSM are so impatient and refused to earn the trust back.

mystereeoso said...

Bend and stretch and reach for the sky Huntsy. Eventually you'll discontort yourself.

"I did not put the 'not' in," the minister said, before adding: "I did not sign the document."
"I did not put the 'not' in," the minister said, before adding: "I did not sign the document."

mystereeoso said...

"I did not say I was the one who wrote the 'not,'" Ms. Oda replied.

"Who did then?" Mr. McKay asked.

"I do not know," Ms. Oda replied.

"I did not say I was the one who wrote the 'not,'" Ms. Oda replied.

"Who did then?" Mr. McKay asked.

"I do not know," Ms. Oda replied.

mystereeoso said...

"Take a pill all you lefties. Seriously, you are out of control, without direction, and nobody really cares about what "gate" you like this week. You have cried wolf too often, nobody is listening to you anymore."

HMHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!

mystereeoso said...

Ooops, Prokofiev for you, Huntsy

Southern Quebec said...

Shorter Bev Oda: I didn't lie, except when I did or did not.
What's the penalty for "doctoring" a government document?

hahahahahahha
Bye, bye, Bev...

wilson said...

"I did not put the 'not' in," the minister said, before adding: "I did not sign the document."

TRUE!
Minister Oda was out of the country,
one of the many staffers did it for her.


'What's the penalty for "doctoring" a government document?'

The document was rejected and inactionable,
made so by the ultimate 'owner' of that document,
so I'd say ...nothing.

wilson said...

All you unarmed Liberal commentors don't seem to understand Ministerial responsibility.

Once Minister Oda rejected the funding 'proposal' from the bureaucrats,
the decision became a CIDA decision.

That 'document' was a submission for approval, not a contract.
Until Minister Oda approved or rejected it, the 'document' was and inactionalble 'memo'

mystereeoso said...

Thing is Wislon - if Oda is in charge of disbursing funds to CIDA - and her position all along was that she was going to string out the committee meetings and research (for what was it - around a year?) only to reject Kairos informally at the last minute....

And if along the way she was going to topple funding to other viable and historical groups within CIDA according to her whim....

Then at the end of it she'd have to admit that in addition to wasting everybody's time, bureaucratic resources and tax payer's $$$$...

She was actually the disburser of nothing much which would render the Ministry of International Cooperation essentially the ministry of not much either.

mystereeoso said...

So in perjuring herself over what you call an "inactionalble" [sic] memo she exposed herself as the Minister of International UNcooperativeness, in fact as a player with no intention of action whatsoever. Her biggest effort was to pull out a sharpie. She couldn't even be bothered to draft a formal letter signifying her decision. Very poor form, to say the least.

mystereeoso said...

As to the point of the ultimate "owner"of the document... I've seen commentary recently from more than just liberals who know full well who pays the minister's salary.

wilson said...

mystereeoso,
read somewhere that Minister Oda sat on this decision for 2 months, which isn't that long when it comes to the slow moving decison making in government.
And like every Ministry, she has to make some cuts. This was not the only special interest group to get cut, but definitely was the loudest.

Minister Oda and CIDA bureaucrates have been butting heads for a long while.
CIDA bureaucrats refuse to give the Minister the documents on the projects they reject,
as if it is none of her business.
(Hill Times on NNW)
So there is alot of background conflict Minister Oda has not aired, to her credit.

As far as I'm concerned, all the Ministers should be given a big rubber stamp 'NOT' and be asked to use it often.

And this is one Ministry that could be eliminated completely, imo,
fire.them.all

mystereeoso said...

"...there is alot of background conflict Minister Oda has not aired, to her credit."

How is it, wislon, that you are privy to the background conflict with her own ministry bureaucrats she has not aired, yet no one else is? You could get her out of a lot of trouble if you would only speak up!

mystereeoso said...

"...read somewhere that Minister Oda sat on this decision for 2 months,..."

The initial signatures found their way onto the document in September of 2009.

mystereeoso said...

That includes Bev Oda's signature. Why didn't she just NOT sign the thing back in 2009?

mystereeoso said...

I don't agree with throwing babies out with the bathwater.

mystereeoso said...

There's no need to disband the ministry or CIDA, just don't let a lily livered buffoon in a chanel knockoff be the one to run it.

hunter said...

I always know that I have hit a nerve when the lefties, okay one repetitive posting lefty hits my blog.

mystereeoso is another favoured lefty troll, harmless and clueless, I suspect when he gets out of university, or his Mom's basement and starts paying taxes he's going to get a clue. Until then, stop talking to yourself mystereeoso, no one is reading your posts, but thanks for trying.

Back to the adults...