Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Suffer the Little Bloggers

How do our M.P.'s spend their taxpayer-funded time in Ottawa?

Well some work very hard, and others allegedly surf the net.


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Update: Garth has forgiven Canadianna - Read comments at her place.

18 comments:

Gabby in QC said...

This is further proof of Mr. Turner's obsession with himself and his image.

He must Google "GARTH TURNER" daily in order to capture any references made about him.

On the other hand, I welcome the fact MPs may read the blogs. It might prove enlightening.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

On the other hand, I welcome the fact MPs may read the blogs. It might prove enlightening.

Good point, Gabby. I hadn't thought of it that way.

Anonymous said...

He reads "his" blog.

It doesn't seem right that an MP reads his blog during his "work hours". Where is all of that important work they have to do to earn that nice paycheck? Shouldn't he be working on concerns of his constituents?

raz

Halton_Voter said...

Who cares that hes "forgiven" her. At face value, that can be deemed a threat and with the mountains of levels of governments talking about the pain and torture of "cyber bullying" that can be deemed as such.

Garth is a loser...period. No allegations here.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Halton_Voter - Cyber bullying. Right!

Didn't McGuinty just decree a no-tolerance policy on that? I think Garth falls under that purview; being an Ontario resident and all.

Just curious, but are you in his riding?

Zac said...

On the other hand, I welcome the fact MPs may read the blogs. It might prove enlightening

Lots of politicians read blogs, its a good source of public opinion. Also, it's good to see how your policies play out with your own grass roots supporters as well.

liberal supporter said...

I had a "flick off" moment when I saw your title.

Excuse the language but I thought it said "Suffer the little buggers".

Joanne (True Blue) said...

L.S. - lol! Too funny.

Zac, the only difference is that not too many of those M.P.'s threaten bloggers who post comments about them.

Anonymous said...

I think we need Steve Yanke on this one. Not sure if the Garth that forgave is acually GARTH

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Anon, I was thinking the same thing.

And I think it's actually Canadianna who deserves an apology.

Red Tory said...

You're kidding, right?

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Serious about an apology? Dead serious. He threatened here, albeit in a "joking" way. Or at least he says afterwards that it was 'sarcasm', if indeed that was actually Garth who replied.

Red Tory said...

Funny, I was rebuked over there for thinking that Anna and her readers had actually taken it seriously as a threat. I was told that of course it wasn’t taken seriously and that I should get a sense of humour. Now I come over here and it seems you’re in the camp of people who see it as an actual threat. Go figure. By the way, don’t you think he was entitled to ask what she was basing her assertion on (which was nothing, as she’s admitted)?

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Now I come over here and it seems you’re in the camp of people who see it as an actual threat. Go figure.

I think sarcasm can be a thinly-veiled disguise for hostility.

Garth may have been miffed about her comment (not an actual post, but a comment on another blog).

Good grief Red! How many times has any blogger taken aim at an MP in a comment on another blog, and cared whether the allegation was factual or not?

I don't see any other MP in Canada emailing bloggers about whether or not their fleeting comments hold water or not. Garth is way too much into his own ego, and he seems to have a lot of time on his hands.

Red Tory said...

I totally disagree, but suspect it’s not worth flogging to death. I guess that says something about Garth, that I’m disinclined to go to bat for him. Unfortunately, I think he'd just distract from my argument, so it’s perhaps just as well that I don’t make it.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Red, I agree. Garth is so not worth it.

Red Tory said...

Like Anna said, he has some good ideas (about the Internet for example) but mucks it up by being a megalomaniac.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Red, exactly.

I just find that his "digital democracy" is more like a "digital dictatorship" if you don't happen to agree with him.