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(Toronto Star)   Conservative leader Plenty O'Tool lives up to his name   (thestar.com) divider line
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2020-12-17 9:10:47 AM  
What a tool.
 
2020-12-17 9:32:25 AM  
What a twunt.

And a tool..
 
2020-12-17 9:32:35 AM  
He walks back the comments but he's already said what he meant to say, and it was heard by who he meant to hear it. Conservatism is dead now and this is in its place and we have to deal with that.
 
2020-12-17 11:00:33 AM  
Hi, I'm Plenty!

Well, of course you are.
 
2020-12-17 3:09:48 PM  
Is that Pussy Galore's lesser known cousin?
 
2020-12-17 3:11:40 PM  
What a cuck, in real America (not Canada obviously) we don't back down when we're wrong, we double down.
 
2020-12-17 3:13:42 PM  
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2020-12-17 3:14:31 PM  
I'm reminded of Johnny Cash's song "A Boy Named Erin"
 
2020-12-17 3:14:47 PM  

Barfmaker: He walks back the comments but he's already said what he meant to say, and it was heard by who he meant to hear it. Conservatism is dead now and this is in its place and we have to deal with that.


Honestly I really hope that every time this moron has a press conference someone asks him why he would even try to suggest something like this if he didn't mean it?
 
2020-12-17 3:15:32 PM  
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2020-12-17 3:17:11 PM  
I think the fact that this guy is named Erin is the real joke here.
 
2020-12-17 3:17:44 PM  
A Canadian tool is called a beaver.
 
2020-12-17 3:21:02 PM  

sirrerun: [Fark user image 360x450]


Didn't she get defenestrated before the Russians made it popular?
 
2020-12-17 3:22:03 PM  
He's got the face of a guy who never learned how to cross-check properly.
 
2020-12-17 3:23:03 PM  
He's even not popular with my neighbours, and they eat conservative diarrhea full stream. The PCs hitched their wagon to Trump and tried to parrot his promises to the rubes here. We just managed to stop them from going full on hold mah beer and watch this in September. Now they have whole bunch of 'personality' types in leadership with scant political depth behind them. At best they can bellyache about being ignored. Upthread demostrates how it's going for them. If for nothing else, they are magnificent entertainment in this locked down time.
 
2020-12-17 3:30:15 PM  
Where exactly does chaining children to scalding hot radiators between rape sessions fit in to education, erin?
 
2020-12-17 3:35:12 PM  

SumoJeb: Where exactly does chaining children to scalding hot radiators between rape sessions fit in to education, erin?


I take back my previous statement. Some reporter actually needs to ask him how many kids were buried in mass graves at his school.
 
2020-12-17 3:36:51 PM  
coontservatives seem to be pretty much the same, to varying degrees all over the world. Used to be somewhat legit here in Canada. Thank christ Harper was out before dump became president.
 
2020-12-17 3:41:34 PM  
The guy who threatened to call an election over Canadian Benghazi in the middle of a pandemic. O'Toole is a real special character.
 
2020-12-17 3:52:44 PM  
I don't know how people fall for these horrid people all the time. No matter how bad the other guys are screwing up, Cons do way more damage.
 
2020-12-17 4:02:15 PM  
Canadian here. Seems to me saying residential schools started with good intentions is like calling slavery a right-to-work program.

It's 2020. He should know better. I mean, how is he supposed to be qualified to lead a major (can it, Yanks!) country if he doesn't know better?
 
2020-12-17 4:05:59 PM  
A white supremacy, colonial era policy, apologized for. He will only make people forget about the PMs foibles that much more quickly.
 
2020-12-17 4:06:55 PM  

bobobolinskii: sirrerun: [Fark user image 360x450]

Didn't she get defenestrated before the Russians made it popular?



and it resulted in the best deadpan one-liner from a movie packed full of one-liners:

"I didn't know there was a pool there."
 
2020-12-17 4:16:18 PM  

ModernLuddite: The guy who threatened to call an election over Canadian Benghazi in the middle of a pandemic. O'Toole is a real special character.


Please. It's the oppositions job to dig into stuff like the WE affair, also it's the governing party's job to get enough support to remain in power. To this point it's mostly been because Trudeau has kept Singh and the NDP just happy enough to go along. Once Trudeau thinks he can win enough seats to get a majority or all the opposition parties decide they've had enough we'll be back to the polls.
 
2020-12-17 4:33:10 PM  
Last year I was helping my building manager with some errands when a story about the residential school survivor settlement came on the radio.

He was livid to hear it, some of his comments were "those natives are never happy...please, they're exaggerating (for a larger settlement), it couldn't have been that bad...and I'm Métis."

My response was "they deserve the settlement money and yes, it was bad. Shamefully bad, ripping kids from their communities to live abuse at the hand of the church." He didn't push back, probably because I was driving
 
2020-12-17 4:41:05 PM  

FreakyBunny: It's 2020. He should know better. I mean, how is he supposed to be qualified to lead a major (can it, Yanks!) country if he doesn't know better?


Stephen Harper apologized for residential schools in the House Of Commons. In 2008. This how behind the times the Conservative Party leadership is
 
2020-12-17 4:54:19 PM  
Named after her father, perhaps?
 
2020-12-17 4:59:27 PM  

FreakyBunny: Canadian here. Seems to me saying residential schools started with good intentions is like calling slavery a right-to-work program.

It's 2020. He should know better. I mean, how is he supposed to be qualified to lead a major (can it, Yanks!) country if he doesn't know better?


Saying that residential schools started with good intentions is fine, because it's accurate... but ONLY if you then follow it up with the understanding that the original vision was immediately and purposefully perverted into literal cultural genocide.  And if physical genocide happened to go along with that, well, that was just too bad.

Much like how the Treaties were violated, it's enraging to see how what should have been a net positive for all Canadians was destroyed by imperialists and the Church.
 
2020-12-17 5:07:49 PM  

Kurohone: FreakyBunny: Canadian here. Seems to me saying residential schools started with good intentions is like calling slavery a right-to-work program.

It's 2020. He should know better. I mean, how is he supposed to be qualified to lead a major (can it, Yanks!) country if he doesn't know better?

Saying that residential schools started with good intentions is fine, because it's accurate... but ONLY if you then follow it up with the understanding that the original vision was immediately and purposefully perverted into literal cultural genocide.  And if physical genocide happened to go along with that, well, that was just too bad.

Much like how the Treaties were violated, it's enraging to see how what should have been a net positive for all Canadians was destroyed by imperialists and the Church.


It was never started with good intentions. The intention was to destroy a culture by taking kids away and indoctrinating them into the 'good' white person way of life.
 
2020-12-17 5:11:38 PM  

Petroleum Oligarch: I'm reminded of Johnny Cash's song "A Boy Named Erin"


I knew a boy named Erin when I was a kid. I had assumed for months that his name was Aaron until I saw it written down. Cool guy actually, but I have no idea where he is now.
 
2020-12-17 5:17:34 PM  

ModernLuddite: The guy who threatened to call an election over Canadian Benghazi in the middle of a pandemic. O'Toole is a real special character.


It's like they are amping up the crazy racist vibe to prevent Doug Ford from trying a populist takeover of the federal party.
 
2020-12-17 5:23:28 PM  
How on earth they managed to find someone with even less appeal and charisma than failed insurance salesman Scheer is beyond me.
 
2020-12-17 5:25:31 PM  

Russ1642: Kurohone: FreakyBunny: Canadian here. Seems to me saying residential schools started with good intentions is like calling slavery a right-to-work program.

It's 2020. He should know better. I mean, how is he supposed to be qualified to lead a major (can it, Yanks!) country if he doesn't know better?

Saying that residential schools started with good intentions is fine, because it's accurate... but ONLY if you then follow it up with the understanding that the original vision was immediately and purposefully perverted into literal cultural genocide.  And if physical genocide happened to go along with that, well, that was just too bad.

Much like how the Treaties were violated, it's enraging to see how what should have been a net positive for all Canadians was destroyed by imperialists and the Church.

It was never started with good intentions. The intention was to destroy a culture by taking kids away and indoctrinating them into the 'good' white person way of life.


But using the logic of the time, those were good intentions. Fortunately we know better now.
 
2020-12-17 5:39:24 PM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: Russ1642: Kurohone: FreakyBunny: Canadian here. Seems to me saying residential schools started with good intentions is like calling slavery a right-to-work program.

It's 2020. He should know better. I mean, how is he supposed to be qualified to lead a major (can it, Yanks!) country if he doesn't know better?

Saying that residential schools started with good intentions is fine, because it's accurate... but ONLY if you then follow it up with the understanding that the original vision was immediately and purposefully perverted into literal cultural genocide.  And if physical genocide happened to go along with that, well, that was just too bad.

Much like how the Treaties were violated, it's enraging to see how what should have been a net positive for all Canadians was destroyed by imperialists and the Church.

It was never started with good intentions. The intention was to destroy a culture by taking kids away and indoctrinating them into the 'good' white person way of life.

But using the logic of the time, those were good intentions. Fortunately we know better now.


That wasn't even the logic of the times.  The very first proposals were for schools that would board only a few months out of the year, during which time they would learn European sciences, maths, languages, and post-Industrial skills.  The rest of the year would be with their own people, learning their traditions, languages, and the skills for living in Canada.  It was supposed to be 'best of both worlds', not the genocide it quickly became.

The Chiefs were no dummies.  They knew the history since the 1600's, they saw what was happening in America, they wanted to find a different way.  The betrayal of their belief in a better Canada is the blackest stain on our nation.
 
2020-12-17 5:42:20 PM  

Glenford: How on earth they managed to find someone with even less appeal and charisma than failed insurance salesman Scheer is beyond me.


It's been a decline for decades, tracing back to the Reform Party takeover. Preston Manning started this pull to the right, but at least he had personality and a sense of humour. Hell, even Stockwell Day looks like a humanitarian compared to the recent Tory leaders.
 
2020-12-17 6:00:46 PM  

Johnny the Tackling Alzheimers Patient: Glenford: How on earth they managed to find someone with even less appeal and charisma than failed insurance salesman Scheer is beyond me.

It's been a decline for decades, tracing back to the Reform Party takeover. Preston Manning started this pull to the right, but at least he had personality and a sense of humour. Hell, even Stockwell Day looks like a humanitarian compared to the recent Tory leaders.


Manning was at least smart enough to sweep the hardcore elements under the rug after 1993.  O'Toole has them in his cabinet.
 
2020-12-17 6:19:40 PM  

Kurohone: It was supposed to be 'best of both worlds', not the genocide it quickly became.


They were told that. It was never supposed to be that.
 
2020-12-17 7:17:55 PM  
Kurohone:

As an Ojibwe, just migweech for being an Allie.

I just read the article and it was the first I heard.

My response would get me a suspension
 
2020-12-17 7:20:00 PM  
cato113:

TY...
 
2020-12-17 7:21:28 PM  
Thank you to all allies in here.
 
2020-12-17 9:35:27 PM  
I'm not a believer in collective guilt but FARK! People like this make me feel bad about being a white Canadian.

How, just how, can you still be this ignorant and backwards in this day and age?

/ rhetorical question
// your brain is at least a century out of date
/// and probably festering
 
2020-12-18 1:41:46 AM  
I feel like I should weigh in on this thread as I have a lot to add and stories to tell but I don't have a fark to give for anyone who thinks for a moment that the Conservatives have any well meaning intentions to First Nations.
 
2020-12-18 7:55:43 AM  

Kurohone: FreakyBunny: Canadian here. Seems to me saying residential schools started with good intentions is like calling slavery a right-to-work program.

It's 2020. He should know better. I mean, how is he supposed to be qualified to lead a major (can it, Yanks!) country if he doesn't know better?

Saying that residential schools started with good intentions is fine, because it's accurate... but ONLY if you then follow it up with the understanding that the original vision was immediately and purposefully perverted into literal cultural genocide.  And if physical genocide happened to go along with that, well, that was just too bad.

Much like how the Treaties were violated, it's enraging to see how what should have been a net positive for all Canadians was destroyed by imperialists and the Church.


They were "intentions", but they sure as fark weren't "good". It's like saying "I intended to do some good by feeding my kids arsenic, because I believed it was healthy"'. That's an intention, too, but it sure as hell isn't "good".

As for the Church? We deserve a lot of the blame for this. We were in lockstep with the government on this and will be attoning for it until our last building is sold. At least we've apologized, and at least since then we've embraced the "nothing about us without us" practice of doing nothing regarding first peoples without first peoples driving the bus.
 
2020-12-18 2:33:48 PM  

Barfmaker: He walks back the comments but he's already said what he meant to say, and it was heard by who he meant to hear it. Conservatism is dead now and this is in its place and we have to deal with that.


Conservatism is alive and well, and this asshole embodies it.
 
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