Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Note to Murray:

Stop apologising for honesty.
An Ontario cabinet minister is apologizing for posts on Twitter in which he accused Toronto's new mayor Rob Ford of bigotry. Research and Innovation Minister Glen Murray posted in a Saturday tweet — two days ahead of Toronto's municipal election — that "If u vote Ford u r voting for bigotry." He also took aim at Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak and Prime Minister Stephen Harper in a tweet later that day.
Murray retweeted a post from another user calling Ford, Hudak and Harper the "trifecta of Republican-style, right-wing ignorance and bigotry."
Murray's tweets brought swift condemnation from Hudak, who called them libellous and called on Premier Dalton McGuinty to ask the minister to apologize or step down.
Even, especially, brutal honesty. 
We desperately need that these days instead of the unassertive pablum that lets the Fords, Harpers and the rest of their ilk run amok. Because fuck these fucking fuckers and their simple-minded misanthropy. They won't bloody well listen to you when you're polite and mute. No, they mock and stomp all over you and get themselves elected when you're like that. Little bullies with little followers who laugh when you appease (right Iggy?).
Call them what they are, and then when they huff and puff high offence and demand you apologise, tell them to go to hell and point out why you said you said and demand they apologise!


Unknown said...

hear hear! The other side plays dirty and then bemoans our lack of manners when we call a digging implement a shovel. Note to the right, if you are going to act like and speak like a knuckle-dragging yob, don't get your knickers in a twist when you are referred to as a knuckle-dragging yob. I'd be much more inclined to vote for someone like Murray who is willing to call it as he sees it. I haven't heard the text of the apology yet, but I hope its just like the "I'm sorry if you were offended when I said the incredibly offensive thing I said" we usually hear when some right-wing goofball is called on the carpet for making racist or sexist or otherwise offensive comments.

Beijing York said...

Pretending these knuckle-dragging idiots are some kind of gentlemen on the other side of the aisle is going to get us nowhere.

Good for Glenn Murray calling it as he sees it. A refreshing change.