14 Responses to Get the writers!

  1. Margaret Barr April 29, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    LOL! Please place the card under my door. I just may need a change someday, if newsfan keeps on making me almost embarrassed to call myself a ‘conservative’.

  2. Scot Ferguson-Barber April 29, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    Margaret, I don’t think the Marijuana Party has a candidate here for October.

  3. Newsfan April 29, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    I sure would be embarassed calling you a conservative Margaret.

  4. Margaret Barr April 29, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    Well, newsfan, you come on here spewing your own particular brand of conservatism, and behaving as though all who do not completely agree with you are undeserving to be called ‘conservatives’. At the same time, you speak of being a long-time Leone family friend and Goodyear supporter. Do you really think you are helping either of them? If you speak for them, they sure got some ‘splainin’ to do TO ME!

    Perhaps you should remember what Rob Leone had to say about me when he made his victory speech at the nomination meeting. He was right on……You are right off.

  5. Newsfan April 29, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Margaret, I don’t recall stating I was a “family friend” of the Leone family. I recall saying I knew a Leone family which may or may not be Rob’s. You claim to be a conservative, but support significant left wing issues with the priviso that there are “some Conservatives that support them also”.

    You insult my faith, misrepresent my conservative views and suggest my political opinion does not help conservative interests? That’s fine, but I believe you are alienating many people who share my opinions.

    But, if you want to debate your views, then lets have at it and allow conservatives decide for themselves. Perhaps it can be a defining or a revealing moment for the party. Where would you like to start Margaret? How about abortion?

  6. Margaret Barr April 29, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    newsfan, we have never spoken of your ‘faith’. I don’t even know what faith you may be. As for insulting any faith; I never have and never will.I have my faith and think the faith of ALL others is just fine. The only thing we have ever ‘discussed’ was your “Real Men Love Jesus” ‘logo’ with the Brokeback Mountain Cowboy in the background. Though, I had never researched it before, I did today. Look for yourself………..I could find NO Christian sites that promoted the ‘cowboy’ mixed with the slogan. The slogan is heavily used by many Christian believers, and as I have said here, several times now; nothing wrong with that. It’s adding the ‘brokeback cowboy’ that gives the wording its unsavory flavour. As you will also see ( as I did) if you search, I am surely not alone in my thinking.

    As for “alienating many people who share my (your) opinions”..well, you are alienating all who don’t share them. If we are ever to come together for any good, it is beyond my comprehension how some (in any party) can be so dogmatic and exclusive. I don’t try to be all things to all people, but I do try to understand and accept all people and their views. If that makes me a bad conservative, then, by all means I am in the wrong party.

    I can’t remember whether it was here or the Times’ that you wrote of the Leone’s, but you surely did; without clear qualification that you were writing about a family that may or may not be Rob’s. I also recall that you mentioned they made the best pizza you had ever tasted. I will find the post for you, if you like and repost it here.

    As for the abortion issue, even the Harper Conservatives have no plans or ideas to change a women’s right to choose. Women and men will have to decide this issue for themselves; and it’s between them and their God. The only folks I have ever attempted to ‘judge’ are the judgmental…Again, if that makes me a bad conservative, then perhaps you are correct and I should not call myself a conservative.

    Again, I remind you what Rob had to say about yours truly, at the time of his much-deserved nomination victory. He knows me pretty well by now and he hit the nail on the head. I am with Rob on every issue we have discussed and as I stated earlier, he is with me; unless he has ‘fibbed’ to me, which I know he hasn’t. Rob is a true PROGRESSIVE Conservative. He is not mired in the ‘my way or the highway’ mentality.

    Here is a simple question that surely you can easily answer, with a ‘yes’ or ‘no’..Were you even at the PC nomination meeting on April 16th, 2011?

  7. Margaret Barr April 29, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    Newsfan on April 21, 2011 at 1:32 pm
    With all due respects Margaret, I have lived here all my life and prior to the recent PC nomination, I never knew you, or Kathryn for that matter. I do know the Leone family – one of which makes some of the best pizza I ever had. The others, I had either gone to school with or competed against them in soccer. Allow me to make an observation as respectfully as I can. Many of those who run in certain “circles” assume everybody should know them. I am living proof that is simply not true and I have built quite a few businesses here.
    Found the abopve posting, as promised. Sorry, newsfan, but I have total recall (actually tested and verified)….

  8. Margaret Barr April 29, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    I should explain that for some reason, I have total recall for conversations and numbers; but can never remember names or dates.(find myself constantly apologizing for not knowing someone’s name- or website- but always (yes, always) remember conversations and wordings.

  9. Newsfan April 29, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    Margaret, you’re sooo clever. What can I say?

    I know the Leone family. I don’t know if I have met Rob’s immediate family. I have not seen the Leones that I know in decades. Your total recall is limited to your own additional interpretations, which is narrow and wrong.

    Your wandering and tripping all over a ‘cowboy’ has got to be the most hilarious thing I have ever witnessed. Do you have a drinking problem or something? I ask because you weave an interpretation into what has been stated that is light years beyond the spirit of what has been shared.

    I’m sorry to have to tell you this, but God HAS ALREADY DECIDED about killing children. He absolutely and emphatically opposes it. It is HIS way or a path that can, and will, lead to destruction. He doesn’t condone pencilling corrections into His Word. It is His judgement on the matter, not mine.

    We have witnessed the demise of many ‘elite’ civilizations who have chosen opposite values to that of the Bible. I think we are beginning to witness it in the west, quite frankly. We’ll see.

    I don’t doubt that conservatism has taken a wide turn left in Canada in it’s positions on social challenges like abortion. It has done so, I believe, to win elections and that troubles a large percentage of Canadians. If that is the case then the conservative cause is indistinguishable from that of the left.

    Quite frankly, I was shocked to hear the PM’s comments about abortion recently and it might very well cost him a considerable number of votes from those who oppose the hideous practice.

    That’s MY view.

  10. Mike Cahill April 29, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Hey Scot, thanks for the heads up on the bus today. I have watched this disturbing video. I had no idea that my old pal ben was going to put out a “hit” on me!
    I don’t mind about the writers, but why pick on a jackass like me?

  11. Scot Ferguson-Barber April 29, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    You made your bed, lie in it.

  12. Scot Ferguson-Barber April 29, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    We had several views from City Hall today.

  13. Malcolm April 30, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    What the heck can’t resist. Don Corleone from the Godfather, to Margaret I say “Son regard si tendre et ses caresses si chaleureuses ont été pour moi un coup de cœur ! Une rencontre, un amour et de là vient le nom Leone

  14. Scot Ferguson-Barber April 30, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    i have something special in mind for Margaret. methinks she may be doing a special performance at the new “Lamebridge Theatre for Old Farts’ (sponsored by Grayton)

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