18 Responses to MPP Leone Accepting Nominations for the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

  1. Hags April 6, 2012 at 9:48 am

    Rob and Adam, I nominate me….assuming I will get a monetary prize.
    It should be noted however that I have contributed only a little to Hespeler and nada to Cambridge. Be that as it may, I quite like Liz and Phil but am in favour of the banishment of the rest of the dreaded clan…including the bolemic Kate and her reluctant hubby….the Queens last hope for someone ‘normal’ to succeed her.

  2. Lary Turner April 6, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    Once again I’m confused! It was my understanding that this medal was being awarded by the Govenor General of Canada, not a newly elected member of the provincial government’s loyal opposition. I also find the process flawed. When announcing that 60,000 medals were to be bestowed on deserving Canadians, it was also stated that the first 300 plus were going to all members of the House of Commons. This includes the newly elected members fron Quebec, some of whom have just finished university or whose only contribution (until being elected) was working as a server in a bar. Deserving of being one of the best 60,000 in Canada? Hardly!

  3. Facetious Lee April 6, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    I would take a medal for myself but I don’t want to have to shake the paw of the slimey guy that collects a small fortune from both the office he holds of G.G., as well as the U of W where he gets paid for doing dick.
    Yup, looks can be deceiving. He looks like the nice grandfatherly type.
    I wonder how much those medals would sell for on eBay. Gimme one, and I’ll find out.

  4. Lary Turner April 7, 2012 at 6:22 am

    Facetious Lee, did you read where the Cons have decided to TAX the GG’s income (just like the rest of the peons)? It was annouced that they have increased his salary by the exact amount of the tax owing so he maintains the same level of income! Lets see; we get criticism because his income isn’t taxed, soooooo we’ll make it taxable, then raise his income so the other taxpayers pay it. That’ll work!!! Good job, Stephen.

  5. Hags April 7, 2012 at 9:10 am

    Lary,Lee, Id hazard a guess that a local Hospital Administrator or Hydro CEO makes a salary that’d knock the socks off of either our PM or GG. Just sayin.

  6. Lary Turner April 7, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    I ‘ll give you that,Hags … but let’s not forget that when Steve was the leader of the official opposition his every speech included the promise of transparency and open government. Now all we hear from the Cons are talking points that are aimed at blocking information to the House and downright lies such as the costs of the F-35. How soon the peons have forgot that this is the only government that has been found “in contempt of parliament”. Just sayin’.

  7. Chris Baker April 8, 2012 at 5:45 am

    You make me sick sucking up to the Windsor’s or should I say the Saxe-Coburg and Gotha before they decided to be politically correct. I don’t mean to be cruel but this is the most tyrannical force on this planet. Prince Charles admits to be a descendent of Vlad the Impaler and he is proud of it!Did you know it came out that they didn’t even wipe there own arse’s until a few years ago and that is how they look at us!!That bannana head Prince Phillip wishes he was an air born so he could kill off most of the general population. I am sorry I don’t make it my habit to attack other writers and I am sure you mean well. But please research these monsters before endorsing them. I am British; but if I ever get near any “blah” royal procession I would throw my mothers plates at the genocidial bastards.

  8. Hags April 8, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    Lary,’transparency’ cost Paul Martin, an intelligent and decent man his job…and the liberals as a result are still in exile for ‘getting caught’.
    Re Contempt of Parliament?….I always am, no matter who is in power. Sorry, it’s that old libertarian streak that is tough for me to shake.

  9. Chris Baker April 8, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    I apologise for my stupid rant this morning. It had really nothing to do with the topic. It was a combination of shots of Irish Mist whiskey with beer chasers and I am payin the piper now.

  10. Facetious Lee April 11, 2012 at 7:46 am

    Well Mr. Baker, your penalty for your “stupid rant” is to submit something intelligent- or not, so we who have nothing better to do
    have something to comment on.
    Our lives are empty and without meaning when we are unable to demonstrate our profound knowledge and intellect.

  11. les April 16, 2012 at 7:55 am

    Well, Baker, I quite enjoyed the rant. It was in line with something the newsboy or the haggard writer would have bestowed upon this site although perhaps while a little more ( hic) sober. On second thought given the sailor in him, newsboy may just be the opposite especially when providing such educational material on the citizen as he has been known for.
    Facetious, perhaps your life is empty but I, as a new grandfather, am filled up and overflowing with joy and look forward to the regular pitter patter of tiny feet crashing through our house yelling ” way awyou “! Who knew it could be so nice?
    Oh and btw, we drove through Drayton the other day. 2 restaurants, the other one up for sale directly beside the theatre and clearly out of business for a while now.
    Shows start in May and end in September. No hotels, motels and the B&B is also up for sale. Looks like we have a lot to look forward to in Cambridge. Good times and lower taxes in the minds of many are on the way.

  12. newsfan April 16, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    Congratulations “Grandpa” Les. Surely you are worthy of a QE II Jubilee Medal for no ther reason than the wisdom that you bestow upon readers here, elsewhere and, no doubt, your grandchild.

    I would add though that making a special trip to Drayton shows a certain amount of desparation. Why didn’t you go to Port Dover for the Friday 13th weekend and look at the carbon creating hardware, leather and sand in your schlitz?

  13. les April 16, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Newsie, a trip in that direction, namely to Connestoga Lake to visit our friends who have a neat cottage there, is a treat if you travel on a sunday between 4 and 5:30. The Mennonites have all come out of where ever they have been and the roads are chalk full of buggies loaded up with families. The scenery as the sun is changing is amazing over the distant horizon. The terrain is so flat you can see for a few miles. Buggies whizzing,(more like buggying ) around the main road and then peel off onto the side roads in all directions.
    It’s a real cultural buffet.
    It was not to attend a Drayton show as watching such preformance is not exactly my cup of tea. In the old days I did some acting ( now I watch unprofessional actors at city hall), but now typically will work behind the curtain as a member of the orchestra or small band when required. When I asked if I could audition when it opens in Cambridge, I was told they don’t use musicians. We are too expensive I guess.

  14. Hags April 16, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    Les, congrats on being a papa, grandpa or just plain ol gramps. My grandkids have made me kinder, humbler more receptive to good ol fashioned joy….hoping you and Jan have tons of fun with the newest member of your family.

  15. les April 19, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    Something that I heard but was not mentioned above really set me off.
    Would one of the wise men/women on this thing tell me why it is that our Politicians are the first ones in line to receive the honour ?
    Do they already not suck millions out of our health care system to repair strained muscles and torn ligaments that have to be repaired as a result of slapping themselves on the back? Eye doctors rack in bundles, to provide glasses for their eyes that are nearly blinded from looking in the mirror at their holyer than though images ? Now we will have to pay tailoring bills to fix the holes made in their lapels by the medal hanging on it.

    What a load of political crap. I guess you can’t expect much more from the royal family than patting their faithful sub-serviants on the back first and those that pay for their collective existence if there is anything left over to give them.

  16. Lary Turner April 20, 2012 at 6:19 am

    Les, it is my understanding that the G-G made that flawed decision ….. incidently, I should not have bashed ALL the newly elected NDPers from Quebec as I now have learned that one Member has refused the medal because he feels undeserving of it …. I’m amazed, there is at least 1 MP with some sense!

  17. les April 20, 2012 at 7:40 am

    Lary my understanding of it is that decision was made in England.
    Either way, our MP’s should not have to be put in such a position. To make the decision and possibly get flack for receiving a medal for doing nothing more than getting elected is unfair, even to polititians.
    The simple fact that it is questionable, makes it, well , questionable therefore possibly inappropriate and subject to public scrutiny.
    The old adage that if something doesn’t smell right, there is a good chance it’s going bad usually applies.
    As in the case of McKay. There are more than potatoes going rotten in his office.

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