Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Cons to Canadians: What we do with your money is none of your fucking business.


There's a fascinating and astonishingly childish attack on CTV regarding the forgotten "secret" papers. Let's let the dough-brained yobs and yahoos over at JoJo's bitch and whine about how mucking with those papers was a totally uncool invasion of privacy (all emphasis added):

If CTV found a wallet would they wait a week and then post pictures of the person’s private information on the evening news and the wait for a phone call from the owner? ...

CTV is telling all Canadians with these actions that they exploit your privacy if you accidently leave personal or private business belonging with any of their employees...

So they rifle through private property if you happen to forget it on their premises??? What? Do they have any ethics? ...

See the pattern? How dare CTV rifle through someone's "private" property? Why, the nerve! And yet ... and yet ... what exactly was in those documents? Oh, right:

According to the CTV report, the document reveals much about the money that has been pumped into the Chalk River and into Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd., the Crown corporation that owns it.

One page of the document reveals that the government has spent $$351-million this year in the sprawling Chalk River complex where the NRU reactor was first put into production more than 50 years ago.

It also says that $72-million has been spent to “maintain the option of isotope production.” The 2009 budget, which was released in January, did not specify how much money was being directed towards keeping a regular supply of the radioactive material, which is used in a wide range of medical procedures.

The documents also say there has been a cost overrun at AECL of $100-million in this year alone, said CTV. That includes money to refurbish the Bruce nuclear reactors in Ontario and money to pay for cost overruns at other reactors around the world.

In addition, says the document, the Conservative government has spent $1.7-billion at Chalk River since taking office in 2006.

Refresh my memory ... when exactly did the way the Conservatives spend my tax dollars suddenly become "private" and none of my business?

I'm just curious.

7 comments:

mystereeoso said...

I think the Conserves could use a Pottsylvanian Mechanical Brain right about now

Ti-Guy said...

The Right Wing Wurlizter is up to speed, on this. It's amazing how practised they all are at implanting doubt and outright falsehoods by asking questions they don't really want answers to.

It's especially unnerving when it comes from supposedly educated people like Joanne. Is it because JoJo might have been a crack addict at some point in her life?

I truly despise these people. They're the embodiment of a clique of mean high school gossips I thought only existed in fiction.

deBeauxOs said...

Fiction ... like that wannabe Jane Austen-esque novel that Blob Blogging Wingnut is writing?

No malice aforethought there, just fundamentalist religious glurge.

Adam C said...

To be honest, if I leave a binder behind in a newsroom, I'm kinda going to expect them to look inside. It's what they do, after all.

Kevin said...

"I truly despise these people. They're the embodiment of a clique of mean high school gossips I thought only existed in fiction."

Totally agree with you here Ti-Guy. They are the kind of people that might say something like this: "Is it because JoJo might have been a crack addict at some point in her life?"

Fucking bitch, let's pants her!

Ti-Guy said...

They are the kind of people that might say something like this: "Is it because JoJo might have been a crack addict at some point in her life?"

That's irony. Are you an American?

David said...

The CTV probably called Raitt and promised her they wouldn't air the contents of the documents, so, naturally, they had to then go ahead and do it.