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Profanity in the House


 

Jay Hill, government house leader, relates his displeasure yesterday—as recorded by Hansard—with some sort of procedural issue.

That’s bullshit.

He quickly apologized and withdrew the offending word.


 

Profanity in the House

  1. What no clumsy covering of bad language? If he doesn't claim that what he actually said was "a bull sat" or do some sort of clumsy denial, he is violating parliamentary tradition!

  2. Should have said he said Buddle Shuddle.

  3. Profanity has to involve disrespect to something sacred…which bovine excrement isn't.
    Personally I wish MPs would call out bullsh*t when they see it in the House more often. Government would improve drastically.

  4. Withdrew. He quickly apologized and WITHDREW the offending word.

  5. I saw the motion that was referred to, and something funny occurred to me. Isn't Hansard a verbal transcription? I didn't know that Marlene Jennings was capable of speaking in parentheses.

  6. Alternatively, he quickly apologized and the offending word was withdrawn.

  7. Although I suppose that if an MP was obviously quoting from something else in his or her remarks, Hansard should properly reflect that.

  8. Alternatively, he quickly apologized and was withdrawn. But that has a slightly more sinister visual.

  9. I didn't know that Marlene Jennings was capable of speaking in parentheses.

    LOL

  10. If only all pols were so succinct.

  11. As interesting (or not) as that might be to watch, you cannot actually believe that would help. When has ratcheting up the vitriol ever improved government?

  12. I'm not usually a great fan of the Speaker, but I thought he handled this one well.

  13. Or he quickly apologized and then went into withdrawal. But that attributes his outburst to pharmaceuticals.

  14. When debate is as meaningless and insincere as it currently is in the House, it helps to inject a blast of verbal frankness that shocks people into actually arguing with each other rather than making prepared BS statements.

  15. And, now that Mr Wherry has corrected the grammaterratum, this whole subthread will seem weird.

  16. Like it wasn't already anyway!

  17. Shriek! My children, 5 and 8 watch Question Period every day. And now, they're ruined. Ruined for life!

  18. Of course, watching QP without the profanity would also ruin them for life. I hope Aaron receives danger pay.

  19. Shouldn't her children be in school at 2:15 pm?

  20. Sorry. That refers to Raitt's comment that she did not make a gesture.

  21. QP is broadcast several times a day on CPAC, not just live. And, yes, it makes sense to me that children of any MP might want to watch their parent on TV.

  22. From the House of Commons Website: "The House of Commons Debates, more commonly known as “Hansard”, is the edited verbatim report of proceedings that take place in the House and in Committees of the Whole House." So, presumably, those clever editors capitalized on thier english degrees and took the opportunity to slip in a little embellishemnt to amuse themselves, and, of course, to assist the reader better understand the context of her remarks.

  23. From the House of Commons Website: "The House of Commons Debates, more commonly known as “Hansard”, is the edited verbatim report of proceedings that take place in the House and in Committees of the Whole House." So, presumably, those clever editors capitalized on thier english degrees and took the opportunity to slip in a little embellishemnt to amuse themselves, and, of course, to assist the reader better understand the context of her remarks.

  24. You mean little embellishments known as punctuation?

  25. Only the CONs would punish their children by putting them through the ironic 'Question Period' Bs… I guess its the new form of capitol punishment, when one isn't busy looking to boost their career on the backs of terminal illnesses.

  26. I find it funny that far worse personal attacks take place and nothing is done! Go figure : (

  27. The offending word being "that" of course.

  28. HILL: Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of privilege to withdraw an apparently offensive remark. Indeed , I spoke too hastily. In fact the Honourable Member's commentary had the aroma, shape, texture and colour of the excretory output of a male ruminant. I trust the record is now acceptable, and I appreciate the indulgence of the Chair.

    MILLIKEN: (aside to nearby page, mic off) What did he just say? I guess it sounded ok. (to the House, mic on) The prior remark is thus withdrawn from the record, and the Honourable Leader of the Government in the House of Commons is thanked for elevating the tone.

    (debate resumes…)

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