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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

At long last sir, have you left no sense of decency?

Senator Fatass steps waaaaay over the line.

Harper-appointee Percy Mockler told the Senate it had to stop the interference of foreign foundations who were "muddling" in the business of our country. "I believe they do abuse the laws of Revenue Canada," he said. Not all foundations, of course, were "evil," Mockler said. "Just some of them." The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation did good work, as did The Rockefeller Foundation and the Canadian Tire Foundation for Families. But others were "qualified bad, not to mention ugly, foundations," Mockler said, listing: The David Suzuki Foundation, the Packard Foundation, the Greenpeace International Foundation, the Sierra Club Foundation, the Hewlett Foundation, the Ecojustice Canada Bullitt Foundation, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Tides Canada and the MADD foundation. "They are all anti-Canadian," said Senator Mike Duffy, a former television personality and another Harper-appointed Tory.
Keep in mind that conservative shills such as the National Citizens Coalition, the Manning Centre for Teaching Conservatives How to Get and Keep Power Democracy and the Fraser Institute are all non-profit tax-exempt foundations.
It may well be that the Tory members of the chamber of sober second thought are throwing this bit of agit-prop in an attempt to deflect the attention of the media and their political opponents away from the ongoing scandal over Conservative voter-suppression efforts in the last election. We bloggers and media types have notoriously short attention spans and love us some shiny objects. And who among us doesn't love to hate Mike Puffy, especially when he purposely says outrageous and offensive things like this? 
The truth, though, is that we can be mad about more than one thing at a time and will not be distracted from the so-called "RoboCon" scandal over illegal voter suppression and electoral fraud by the Conservatives until some people - and I use the term loosely - from the upper ranks of the CPC get the jail time they so richly deserve.


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