The morning after

by Aaron Wherry

Pat Martin talks to the Winnipeg Free Press about all this.

Martin told the Free Press this morning he was angry because he found out last night he had not been invited to an announcement on refugee housing in his own riding on Tuesday. ”I got upset again,” he said. “I just get so fed up with these guys.” Martin said the former Liberal government always invited opposition MPs to government announcements as a courtesy. The Conservatives he said never do.

Martin has been in trouble on Twitter before for telling someone to “F*** off.” He is also facing a lawsuit from an Alberta robocall company who allege Martin slandered the company last winter. Martin told the Free Press he was not officially commenting on the Youth For Christ situation because he had to do more research to find out if what he was being told is really true. ”It was private tweeting to my followers,” he said.




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The morning after

  1. “It was a private tweeting to my followers.”

    Anybody else spit out their coffee when they read ‘private’ and ‘Twitter’ referenced in the same sentence? That is some weak sauce. Apologize or don’t apologize, but that statement’s just dumb.

    • “”It was a private tweeting to my followers.”

      I wonder if Martin was serious about answer or was he just dissembling.

  2. Road To Wigan Pier:

    ‘I don’t object to Socialism, but I do object to Socialists.’ Logically it is a poor argument, but it carries weight with many people. As with the Christian religion, the worst advertisement for Socialism is its adherents.

    In addition to this there is the horrible–the really disquieting–prevalence of cranks wherever Socialists are gathered together. One sometimes gets the impression that the mere words ‘Socialism’ and ‘Communism’ draw towards them with magnetic force every fruit-juice drinker, nudist, sandal-wearer, sex-maniac, Quaker, ‘Nature Cure’ quack, pacifist, and feminist in England.

    • I am having a bit of a hard time connecting this post to the thread, so I’ll join in and complain about the two pieces of SPAM I received this morning from Tony Adams. Just stop it!

  3. Then: “When Vic gave the USA Youth for Christ ALL the money for inner city youth, FN’s said they don’t want people to ‘steal their chldn’s souls’”

    And now: “he was not officially commenting on the Youth For Christ situation because he had to do more research to find out if what he was being told is really true”

    And the foulest mouth in parliament wonders why he’s not getting invited to the party. But I’m sure Nathan Cullen will have a lot to say about how the Conservative’s have no class.

    Pat Martin has officially solidified himself as the biggest piece of $hit in parliament.

    • Oh, I hardly think that bit of dissembling and a salty tongue makes him the biggest one.

      However, he’s certainly in the running for one of the larger ones.. because that YFC denial and his whole thing about it being Twitter and not for the general public are pretty damned insulting that he thinks we’re that dumb.

      I mean, it’s no comparison with some of the crap Toews or McKay have tried to pull, but it does put him up there.

      • It’s not just the salty language that bothers me. Here’s Toews throwing a bunch of money into Martin’s riding for a very worthwhile project, and Martin’s complaining because it’s an evangelical organization. It’s in one of the worst locations in Winnipeg, and it’ll actually do something positive in a community that could really really use something positive.

        My point being that Toews has done more for Martin’s riding than Martin ever has, and Martin’s reaction is to vulgarly attack Toews’ personal life. He’s beyond useless, he’s actually hurting the community he’s supposed to represent.

    • While it’s true that Pat Martin is the foulest mouth in Parliament, it’s also true that Vic Toews is the foulest soul, and that’s among a very crowded field. The two deserve each other, we don’t deserve either of them.

  4. Tweeting is not private and Pat knows it!!!

    • Toews should sue for defamation.

      • I would LOVE to watch what would happen if Toews sued for defamation.

        I can almost guarantee that such a suit would end up doing more harm to the reputation of the plaintiff than the defendant.

      • That would be hilarious. Then Toews would have to prove that he has a reputation that could be defamed any further than it has been already through his own actions and words. Stephen Hawking will dance the Macarena before that happens.

    • I’m sure tweeting is not private for Martin, and he certainly should know that.

      That said, in another context there’s a BIT of logic to that comment. I keep my own tweets “private”, for example. You can’t follow me on Twitter without my explicit permission. Now, of course, I still treat the things I tweet as though someday they may be available for the entire world to see, but nonetheless, in a narrow sense Twitter can be, somewhat, “private”, depending upon how you use it, and how you adjust your privacy settings.

      • Oh, if you really try there are ways to defend Pat Martin. And I see you are trying very hard. Why you would want to defend him is the question you should ask yourself.

        • Where did I defend Part Martin???

          I wasn’t really even responding to anything Martin tweeted for Pete’s sake. My comment was just to point out that in some contexts (and I think I was pretty clear that Martin doesn’t fall in to this category) a user can set up Twitter in such a fashion that Twitter IS (relatively) private.

  5. @CTVMercedes I’m not ‘worked up’ so much as ‘fed up’ with the rat faced whores in the CPC who neglect to invite me to ancemnts in my riding – NDP MP Pat Martin.

    And where is “Mr. Decorum” Nate Cullen in all of this ? As usual Cullen
    is conspicuously absent….

  6. If nothing stupid came out of Martin’s mouth when he opens it people would only hear circus music.

  7. Allow me to reconcile all this partisan bile with one sentence: Pat Martin and Vic Toews deserve each other and Manitoba deserves neither.

    There, fixed.

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