Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Speaker Peter Milliken: Useless, self-absorbed twatwaffle.


Explain. Show your work.

12 comments:

Jymn Parrett said...

I don't know. Long-winded? Yep. He made the Cons trousers go brown. At the moment, he's OK in my book.

Dr.Dawg said...

Yup. Me too. He put Harper's nads in a vise, no mistake.

Doctor Cynic said...

Expect the anti-Milliken attack ads to come out, slamming him as a secret Taliban fund-raiser and the secret illegitimate grandson of Stalin and Mao's gay marriage in 3...2...1...

CK said...

I'm with Dr Cynic on that one. I would even say they'd put out 10percenters, if they weren't against the law now.

Jymn Parrett said...

I think Don Martin already started the smear machine before the decision was even read, using terms like 'creepy' and 'fetish', all under the cover of praise.

Ti-Guy said...

I caught Don Martin on the CBC this evening in a discussion about the ruling.

I'm never quite sure if that man is:

a) A liar
b) Crazy
c) Retarded

..or possibly all three?

mikmik said...

Same as the old game

I don't know. You just watch the fuckers self destruct on their own stunned stupid moronic stupidity. Eventually, even inbred albertans get sick of the government's total disregard for us inbred albertans, we arm ourselves, we faction, then we vote PC.

Hic

James Bow said...

Are you and Lindsay reading the same ruling CC, or are you a little miffed that Mr. Milliken made you eat your words there, a little?

CC said...

I will be explaining myself later today, when I get the time.

James Bow said...

But, knowing you, you have to be enjoying the reaction, CC.

CC said...

Not really, James, because once you get past all of Milliken's flowery speechifying, what you have is that absolutely nothing has changed and Milliken has simply put two weeks back on the clock. For all the yammering that this would be a historic, earth-shattering, ground-breaking Parliamentary development, all that's happened is that Milliken has asked all parties to go back to their cribs and keep trying. In other words, absolutely squat has happened in a practical sense.

If, in two weeks, Milliken has finally had enough of the stonewalling and drops a million-pound shithammer on these people, then I'll be delighted to apologize and eat massive amounts of crow publicly.

Until that happens, I don't think so. More later.

thwap said...

CC,

Apparently though, the Speaker doesn't really have that power.

Check it: Parl

"It should be noted that the Speaker's function is limited to deciding whether the matter is of such a character as to entitle the Member who has raised the question to move a motion that will have priority over debate on other business; that is, in the Speaker's opinion, there is a prima facie question of privilege. If the Speaker is satisfied that the necessary conditions have been met and finds a prima facie breach of privilege or contempt, the decision is announced to the House. As soon as the Chair has apprised the House that a prima facie case of the privilege has been found, the Member raising the matter is immediately allowed to move a motion and the House must take the matter into immediate consideration. In Canadian practice, the motion usually provides for the matter to be referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs for study.

The adoption of the motion by the House then constitutes an order of reference for the Committee and normally results in a thorough and careful investigation of the matter. The Committee does not have the power to punish, or to take any unilateral action with regards to the matter. Rather it will report its findings back to the House, complete with recommendations as appropriate. Ultimately, it is the House that decides whether a breach of privilege or a contempt has been committed and whether punishment should be imposed, as well as what form that punishment will take."