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  1. MP Grewal changed his mind.

    1. AngusThermopyle

      AngusThermopyle

      What I find notable is the low key way this is being handled by the media. Sure, they're reporting on it, but in a very ho hum sort of tone. If you recall when it was Duffy the media were like sharks in a feeding frenzy, over something far less significant than this sordid affair. Strange how that works.

    2. Don Jonas

      Don Jonas

      No, betsy, when you take Parliamentary democracy in Grade 11, you'll learn how a PM is just another MP and can't force another MP to resign.

    3. Don Jonas

      Don Jonas

      Duffy had 31 charges under the criminal code and was scamming money from the taxpayer. How many charges has Grewel been charged with? How much money did he steal? What, therefore. Makes this worse? Your own partisan wishful thinking? Sorry. You lose.

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  2. NDP Charlie Angus calls for Wernick's resignation.

  3. Never heard so many uh.....uh......uh......uh......until this afternoon, when he was asked about the groping accusation.

    1. bcsapper

      bcsapper

      Perhaps he was just being asked what noises he was making at the time.

      Okay, I'm sorry...

  4. New York Times, Politico and CNN (Clinton News Network)....blocked for the gaggle!  Hahahahaha :lol:

    1. betsy

      betsy

      They weren't banned.  They were blocked because they were not invited!  They weren't on the list of the press pool. This was just a gaggle. 

       

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      A press gaggle (as distinct from a press conference or press briefing) is an informal briefing by the White House Press Secretary which (as used by press secretaries for the George W. Bush administration) is on the record, but disallows videography. The term can also be used to refer to the informal interactions between the press and the press secretary that occur before a videotaped press briefing.[1]

      One former member of the White House press corps provided the following historical context:[2]

      "Gaggles" historically refer to informal briefings the press secretary conducts with the press pool rather than the entire press corps.

       

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Press_gaggle
       
       
    2. betsy

      betsy

      Take note of what happened to Fox News during the Obama admin.

       

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      So far, none of the four other major networks has given any indication that they wish to disinvite Fox News from the White House pool -- the rotation through which the networks share the costs and duties of White House coverage and the most significant interaction among the news channels. 

      http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/10/19/white-house-urges-networks-disregard-fox-news.html

       

      I suppose major networks has a say on the press pool.....and the major networks didn't mind at all that CNN and others, weren't on the list.  Hahahaha :lol:  They must be tired too, of CNN's being disruptive with all its repetitive questions! :D

    3. Wilber

      Wilber

      Obama throughs out one news agency so Trump throws out six. Anything Obama can do Trump can do better. Right Betsy?

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  5. No more blockades news on tv.  Are trains running now?

  6. No more Skippy!!!!!

    1. bcsapper

      bcsapper

      http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/skippy-peanut-butter-hormel-1.4095453

      ... stopped selling Skippy in this country due to factors like competition and pricing that hurt the brand's profitability.

      Try Almond Butter.  It's better.  It's a better butter.

    2. betsy

      betsy

      36 million Canadians isn't worth it to go through the extra expenses of distribution (like adding French labels)......

    3. betsy

      betsy

      ....another reason to go shopping nextdoor.

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  7. Now....let's talk about a new Conservative leadership!  How true that McKay might run for it?

  8. Oh boy.  Now we're subsidizing Toyota.  I suppose Abe got the upperhand.

    1. betsy

      betsy

      And a couple or so years from now, we'll be cursing Toyota for announcing they're moving out anyway?
      GM all over again?

       

  9. PM Trudeau had stated that, "it's not up to federal government to challenge Quebec niqab ban, however, he believes the Charter of Rights and Freedoms applies to everyone and that he will defend that principle."

    What's he on about?
    Can you wear a stocking or a hockey mask in a bank? Can you wear a bikini in a justice court?
    Can you wear just a speedo in school?

    1. betsy

      betsy

      How does Trudeau relate to this EU ruling?

       

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      In March, the EU's highest court ruled that a Muslim woman who was fired in Belgium over wanting to wear an Islamic headscarf at her job did not suffer from direct discrimination, because her employer had a general rule against religious or political displays.

      Austria Becomes Latest Country In Europe To Ban Full-Face Veil : The Two-Way : NPR
       

  10. Power Play with Nanos poll, shows anger rising against federal government. 

  11. Ring of Red. 

    1. betsy

      betsy

      It's an old PS2 game.

    2. betsy

      betsy

      You two, seem to see Jesus in everything.  smiley-face-giggle.gif

       

      Really....you almost seem anxious......animated-giggling-smiley-emoticon.gif

       

    3. betsy

      betsy

      I'm into oldies this days.....just finished Nobunaga's Ambition on Hard.

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  12. So, Climate-Change prophetess, McKenna.....when are you guys going to ban private jet travel?

    1. scribblet

      scribblet

      Do as I say, no as I do.  not good when the Greens have to photo shop a reusable straw and cup  onto May's photo.   next thing they'll  be taking acting lessons from Aladdin. 

  13. Somebody's racked up 9 posters on his ignore list.  Altai's got to boot it.....or she'll lose her crown.

    1. betsy

      betsy

      Hey Altai.....do you copy?  Someone's hot on your heels. :lol:

  14. Speaking of Bessonette....where is he?  Anybody heard anything ?

    1. betsy

      betsy

      You'd think the media will be talking non-stop about him - that there'll be at least weekly update on what's happening to this case.  And yet, silence.

    2. ?Impact

      ?Impact

      He will be in court tomorrow, so I expect you will see some news then. The police investigation is still on-going. It is rumored that the police are not yet ready to lay additional charges, but reserve that right in the future. The defense has yet to say if they will go with the court ordered psychiatric assessment or will request one of their own, they are still awaiting disclosure of evidence. I expect those will be the topics discussed, but we will have to wait and see.

      There have been some stories in the French media, but I haven't see much in the English media yet.

    3. betsy

      betsy

      Thanks.  So at least, he's still being talked about.  We'll wait and see.

  15. Sunset Clause.  It's Trump's strategy - his "concession" pawn.

  16. Supper.

    1. ?Impact

      ?Impact

      Thanks for the invite, but I have plans this evening.

  17. The Liberals were supposed to reveal another audio tape of Ford this morning.....what became of that?  Did I miss it?

  18. The Queen invites Trump and Melania for a state visit!

    1. OftenWrong

      OftenWrong

      I guess the CBC will be ridiculing the Queen now.

    2. betsy

      betsy

      ....and.....they'll be covering the protests and the blimps, more than the actual event.

      From June 3rd to the 5th. 

      I wonder what that   mayor of London is gonna say now?

  19. The Sherman murders seems like a thriller!  Just listening to the lawyer explaining what the cops had missed!   Also....apparently, the corpses were staged, post-mortem.....so, why did the cops say its' murder suicide?

    1. scribblet

      scribblet

      Weird story isn't it

  20. There's no excusable reason to kneel on someone's neck.   NONE!

  21. Trudeau has lost control.  Lay-offs and shortage of supplies looming.  Expect price hikes!

  22. Trudeau-supporting media trying to break up Conservative Alliance of Premiers by pitting one against the other?

  23. Trump's valet and Pence's aide tested positive.  Could any assassination attempt use the virus to get to Trump?

    1. BubberMiley

      BubberMiley

      I have informed the Secret Service of your plot.

    2. dialamah

      dialamah

      If Trump dies in office, every Trumpster would assume it was an assassination,  no matter how many docs certified it as natural causes or normal course of an illness.  Much better for the world if he's voted decisively out of office and continues to live a long life, descending the rest of the way into dementia.

  24. Uh-oh.  Ford and Horwath to compete in the plowing match in Ontario.  Horwath might take this opportunity   to do him in! :D

    1. scribblet

      scribblet

      Better watch she doesn't get too hysterical or she might fall of the tractor.

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