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(Yahoo)   Canadian official is questioned by legislators about a $138 pizza dinner for two he charged to his expense account. American officials sneer at the rookie, order up another caseload of $1000 hammers   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 111
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2005-10-05 02:00:20 PM
hehehehe.

First chuckle of the day submitter!
 
2005-10-05 03:10:27 PM
I agree with the Submitter, what a noob.

/Sips $3 bottled water.
//hmmm
 
2005-10-05 03:30:41 PM
Amateur. Here in the U.S. we learned fast how to take advantage of 'meals under $25 don't need a receipt.' Spread your bar tab over the four 21-23 dollar meals you had at each sitting, and make sure you actually eat breakfast and lunch at Burger King or something.
 
2005-10-05 03:45:09 PM
Weaps

Don't forget that taxi receipts are your friend. Pay in cash, it's like a blank check :-).
 
2005-10-05 03:50:57 PM
To be fair, the guy who ordered the pizza might have been thinking about lunch the next day too.

I've been there.

You can never have too much pizza.
 
2005-10-05 05:57:39 PM
Untold millions of wasted tax dollars > Conservatives in Power.
 
2005-10-05 06:19:43 PM
Maybe he should have ordered a $2480 blue plastic tarp instead.
 
2005-10-05 06:21:39 PM
And before someone wants to jump all over me for being a head-in-the-sand type, an irresponsible citizen who enbles government corruption by letting them off the hook for it or even somehow endorsing it, watch your step.
This is no snap decision I've come to -- I've actually given it some thought.

Let's say this Liberal government, in the whole time they've been in power, about 13 years, has wasted or otherwise scammed $30 billion from the public purse.
And that's a ridiculous estimate to be sure, even with Adscam and the gun registry and a lot of $138 pizzas, it can't possibly be anywhere near $30 billion.
But let's just say it was.

That still works out to less than $1000 for every Canadian.
****Total.****
**Over 13 years.**

But the last time the PCs were in power, we got the same usual scandals and misappropriation of funds.... but we also got.... the GST.

Now, take every dollar you figure you made in the last 13 years, and multiply it by 0.07.
I'll betcha it's a lot more than $1000, isn't it?
I'll betcha it's a whole big shiatload more.

The Liberals at least try to hide their excesses, and don't ever really get too greedy.
But the PCs will tell you right to your face that "you're about to be screwed a lot worse than any Liberal ever screwed you, and what are you gonna do about it?"
And while they're doing that screwing they told you about to your face, they're also still doing the same amount of regular screwing you behind your back that every other government since the Roman Empire has always done.

You'll all see in a couple of years once the Tories boot Harper out on his ass, figure out a decent policy that works for Ontario and a bit of Quebec without alienating the West, and finally get back into power over the Liberals.

They've been drooling for more than a decade, just waiting for their chance at the trough.
And it's gonna be a doozy.
Trust me, you'll be dreaming of the days when we were outraged over extravagant pizza toppings and questionable chewing gum expenses.
 
2005-10-05 06:41:00 PM
I don't have any idea what the fark you just said, sens... but you special, man.

You reached out and touched a brother's heart.
 
2005-10-05 06:58:36 PM
Hookers get hungry after they earn their pay.
 
2005-10-05 07:00:00 PM
Uh, Chastain86- It's a greater than symbol.
 
2005-10-05 07:00:42 PM
Damn noobs.

Next, lol!
 
2005-10-05 07:01:35 PM
those wacky canadians
 
2005-10-05 07:01:37 PM
$138 smackers for a pizza dinner for two? Can someone explain the math to me?
 
2005-10-05 07:02:43 PM
I blame bush
 
2005-10-05 07:02:46 PM
Thread Clarification

sens is Canadian, and whatever the hell he is talking about apparently pertains to Canada. Canada is a mysterious country where it is cold all the time and teenagers speak english and are polite.
 
2005-10-05 07:03:20 PM
The liberals making the co2 tax made me chuckle, take Alberta's money and then make Ontarios auto industry exempt!

Hehe those snarky devils!
 
2005-10-05 07:03:21 PM
sens
Is it that hard to follow when we (US folks) talk about our politics?
 
2005-10-05 07:04:05 PM
Those extra toppings add up...
 
2005-10-05 07:04:57 PM
well let's not forget it's in canadian funny money.

that's like what, 8 bucks american?
 
2005-10-05 07:04:57 PM
They had to have known something was seriously wrong when a 1.38$ pack of gum was the only thing payed for. That is like buying a ferrari and then selling it with 5 miles on the odometer.
 
2005-10-05 07:05:14 PM
maybe the pizza was topped with foie gras and black truffles...
 
2005-10-05 07:06:13 PM
milk_plus: Is it that hard to follow when we (US folks) talk about our politics?

We have been surrounded with American culture for years, it's rather easy to follow. I find it waaay more intriguing and hilarious.
 
2005-10-05 07:08:06 PM
Let me guess... black truffle pizza with champaign?
 
2005-10-05 07:09:31 PM
keep in mind those $1000 hammers or toilet seats weren't really spent on hammers and toilet seats. they were just listed on the expense reports to cover up real military classified expenditures.
 
2005-10-05 07:11:35 PM
sens
That still works out to less than $1000 for every Canadian.
****Total.****
**Over 13 years.**



Well, when you put it that way, it's oka...

...waaaaait a minute.

Heh. You almost had me going there, accepting that it's okay. Whoo, with the "look they're worse" logic, you almost made me think that government corruption was acceptable. Heheh.

Good one.


/winnipegger
 
2005-10-05 07:11:55 PM
I dunno...having lived in places where there is nothing but the shiats for pizza, I might have considered spending that much for a really good pie.

And, dammit, if you're gonna go out for $135 dinners on the public purse, at least make it somewhere that it would be believable that you spent that much cash.
 
2005-10-05 07:14:19 PM
mister_iq

Well, when you put it that way, it's oka...

...waaaaait a minute.

Heh. You almost had me going there, accepting that it's okay. Whoo, with the "look they're worse" logic, you almost made me think that government corruption was acceptable. Heheh.


Hee hee hee. It must really eat up our politicians that the "good old days" of being able live high on the hog are gone. Stupid media and all of its corruption-exposing.
 
2005-10-05 07:14:47 PM
Maybe it wasn't so much the pizza as the pitchers of beer "for all my friendsh!" that was the problem.
 
2005-10-05 07:15:46 PM
I thought Canada was part of America.

There's Canada, the U.S., Mexico...

Then again, Alaska is depicted as a small island off the coast of Mexico, when it even shows up on the maps.
 
2005-10-05 07:15:56 PM
What did they do, eat it off an (ugly) stripper or something? Oh wait, this is $138 canadian, what's that, $25 american? Nevermind.
 
2005-10-05 07:16:01 PM
The conservative critic is a farking dickless SOB. It isnt a pizza hut, its a pizzeria. IF the most expensive thing was 34 bucks, then you can be pretty sure the wine will be 30+ as well. So....34x2 + 30x2 equals 128. That plus that damned GST (government sales tax a la Conservative gov mentioned above) and it is easily 160.

Sounds like they had a drink with their dinner. Big farking deal. The conservative guy is just trying to make his shiat look prettier when really he should be worrying about his face.
 
2005-10-05 07:17:44 PM
As far as I am concerned, wasting money is OKay (it is just numbers), wasting natural resources is not however.

ss
 
2005-10-05 07:19:16 PM
Canadian official is questioned by legislators about a $138 pizza dinner for two he charged to his expense account. American officials sneer at the rookie, order up another caseload of $1000 hammers

Golf Clap.

 
2005-10-05 07:20:28 PM
$1000 hammers, what's that 800 euros?
 
2005-10-05 07:23:21 PM
Dood thems canadian dollars, thats like, $0.25.
 
2005-10-05 07:23:38 PM
You just can't enjoy a pizza without a bottle of Dom, so I'd say it's justified.
 
2005-10-05 07:24:44 PM


$138 for pizza for two people?
Not that ridiculous, if you consider the two people.
 
2005-10-05 07:25:02 PM
"Official grilled over expensive pizza"

That headline cracks me up. Figures of speech can make for really amusing mental imagery.
 
2005-10-05 07:27:32 PM
I wish the US would be more open about this type of thing. Its mildly amusing to look at some of the expense reports:

Event Description: Lunch Working lunch to discuss immigration issues
Date(s): 2005-01-12
Attendee(s): 3 (3 Government of Canada employees, 0 guests)
Location: The Corner Kitchen, Ottawa, Ontario
TOTAL: $13.66

cheapskate...



http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/expenses/2005-Q1/sgro/h-004.html
 
2005-10-05 07:27:35 PM
Yamo
The conservative guy is just trying to make his shiat look prettier when really he should be worrying about his face.

This is the same guy who got caught letting his campaign manager impersonate him on a radio talk show. It's very hard to find a politican who can call out another politician's shenanigans without having his own thrown back in his face.

Further to Sens' lengthy post, this is the same government that projected a $1.9 billion surplus and ended up with a $9.1 billion surplus. They literally have more money than they know what to do with. They must be pulling it out from under the seat of the couch by fistfuls.

Still, it would be nice to see some of that cash go towards the debt or back into the pockets of Canadians rather than fatten the bank accounts of the politicos.

Further further, you just have to whisper the word "Mulroney" around someone thinking about voting Conservative, and you can literally see the words "Well, maybe the Liberals aren't *that* bad" march across the front of their mind.
 
2005-10-05 07:29:44 PM
I don't get the 'OMG conservative GST!!!!' thing... we needed to get rid of MST to be competitive in the international markets, and it did lead to a boosted economy. I mean it was the Liberal party who really embraced it, yet at the same time constantly criticize it.

Hidden tax is stupid no matter how you rationalize it.
 
2005-10-05 07:30:33 PM
And here I thought Tom DeLay was called "The Hammer" for something completely different.
 
2005-10-05 07:33:41 PM
sens: But the last time the PCs were in power, we got the same usual scandals and misappropriation of funds.... but we also got.... the GST.

Would that be the same GST that the Liberals promised to get rid of? The same one that they're using to generate their surplusses? The federal Liberals built thier entire financial strategy off the foundation the previous PC goverment ( free trade, GST ) and then use those same things to paint current conservatives as monsters. Real nice.

// Not a fan of the current federal Conservative party.
/// Need a leader who's not a moran....
 
2005-10-05 07:33:41 PM
sens.... the GST is a tax on spending, not on making money..
 
2005-10-05 07:34:05 PM
Ahh, our wonderful Canadian government.

All crooks.

Most of those individuals in the sponsorship scandal will get off.
 
2005-10-05 07:34:51 PM
2005-10-05 07:16:01 PM Yamo

The conservative critic is a farking dickless SOB. It isnt a pizza hut, its a pizzeria. IF the most expensive thing was 34 bucks, then you can be pretty sure the wine will be 30+ as well. So....34x2 + 30x2 equals 128. That plus that damned GST (government sales tax a la Conservative gov mentioned above) and it is easily 160.

Sounds like they had a drink with their dinner. Big farking deal. The conservative guy is just trying to make his shiat look prettier when really he should be worrying about his face.


$34 x 2? Who the hell orders two $34 pizzas? At $34, I image a large pizza which should feed two people.
 
2005-10-05 07:35:20 PM
Maybe it was a grilled minister pizza. They don't give them away.

Opposition legislators grilled Canadian Immigration Minister Joe Volpe in Parliament
 
2005-10-05 07:36:05 PM
Kraft dinner would have been much less expensive.
 
2005-10-05 07:36:21 PM
omelete: Need a leader who's not a moran....

No shiate, Harper is a complete douche with a bowl haircut.
 
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