Jack Layton... July 18, 1950 - August 22, 2011

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Re: Jack Layton... July 18, 1950 - August 22, 2011

Postby Mongo » Sat Aug 27, 2011 2:18 pm

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Re: Jack Layton... July 18, 1950 - August 22, 2011

Postby Jim Street » Sat Aug 27, 2011 2:31 pm

X2

Thank God he's finally taking that dirt nap and we can stop the fawning.

On the third day after his death I was waiting for his resurrection.
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Re: Jack Layton... July 18, 1950 - August 22, 2011

Postby smarshall » Sat Aug 27, 2011 3:05 pm

Same here

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Re: Jack Layton... July 18, 1950 - August 22, 2011

Postby A.T.R. » Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:38 pm

So if my daughter dies of her cancer, because she has been twice bumped from treatment this summer so the drug company can sell the meds she needs to a 3rd world country, will she get a state funeral?

She has touched many lives, more positively than any politician. She is the kid of a cop, who works his ass of and gets nothing in return except shit from the workplace, and complaints from the public for doing his job.

What really pissed me off, was the news talking of his return to Toronto via the Highway of Heroes, and how it represents all Canadians who die as a result of serving their country.

Yes, mourn the loss, I would never deny anyone that, however his wife was a bitch and hated the Police.
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Re: Jack Layton... July 18, 1950 - August 22, 2011

Postby Dudley DoRight » Sun Aug 28, 2011 1:20 pm

Giving him an escort down the Highway Of Heroes is a total kick in the nuts for the real heroes who died for this country...from Hands up jack/ Taliban jack.

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Re: Jack Layton... July 18, 1950 - August 22, 2011

Postby warden602 » Sun Aug 28, 2011 3:13 pm

Dudley DoRight wrote:Giving him an escort down the Highway Of Heroes is a total kick in the nuts for the real heroes who died for this country...from Hands up jack/ Taliban jack.


Uh, it's also called the 401 and is the main route to Toronto from Ottawa. So they kinda had to take it. And it's a state funeral procession, so of course there would be an escort. Would you preferred if they took the back roads? :crazy:

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Re: Jack Layton... July 18, 1950 - August 22, 2011

Postby Dudley DoRight » Sun Aug 28, 2011 3:59 pm

I was referring to the amazing response from the people of Canada to the return of the fallen war dead. To even think of that type of response would be an insult, specially considering his position against the military. They can mail him UPS for all I care, just don't dishonour and cheapen what has been established, in a last gasp of politically motivated correctness.

Layton was in no sense a "hero". He was a skilled politician who controlled his life, right up to his ghost-written final press release. I'm sorry he suffered from Cancer. I have lost 3 family member to it and I know what that means, but that fact doesn't change what he did or stood for in his life. If people want to remember him, then remember him as he really was, not some sort of whitewashed PC image. If people are enamoured of him as he really was, then that shouldn't be a conflict.

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Re: Jack Layton... July 18, 1950 - August 22, 2011

Postby Jim Street » Sun Aug 28, 2011 4:26 pm

He didn't deserve a state funeral, not that I'm surprised he got one.
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Re: Jack Layton... July 18, 1950 - August 22, 2011

Postby Tommy » Sun Aug 28, 2011 4:40 pm

Dudley DoRight wrote:I was referring to the amazing response from the people of Canada to the return of the fallen war dead. To even think of that type of response would be an insult, specially considering his position against the military. They can mail him UPS for all I care, just don't dishonour and cheapen what has been established, in a last gasp of politically motivated correctness.

Layton was in no sense a "hero". He was a skilled politician who controlled his life, right up to his ghost-written final press release. I'm sorry he suffered from Cancer. I have lost 3 family member to it and I know what that means, but that fact doesn't change what he did or stood for in his life. If people want to remember him, then remember him as he really was, not some sort of whitewashed PC image. If people are enamoured of him as he really was, then that shouldn't be a conflict.



I agree... While he was charismatic, his view points on Law and Order and the CF certainly made him and his party pretty much the polar opposite of everything I stand for...

I'm really really thankfull I spent the last 10 days out in the farthest reaches of the Petawawa Training area so that I didn't have to hear or watch any of this claptrap on TV....

And as some had pointed out earlier, I think had the situation been reversed and it was a Conservative figurehead who died, there would be many MANY lefties who would be dancing in the damned streets....

I'm sorry he suffered and died of Cancer. It's a shit thing to have to go through and or watch a loved one go through, but I am not sad to watch the NDP go down the toilet now....


It would have been interesting to see an election at this point in the game though... The Conservatives would practically OWN Canada considering all the other parties are smouldering train wrecks at the moment....
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Re: Jack Layton... July 18, 1950 - August 22, 2011

Postby A.T.R. » Sun Aug 28, 2011 6:47 pm

warden602 wrote:
Dudley DoRight wrote:Giving him an escort down the Highway Of Heroes is a total kick in the nuts for the real heroes who died for this country...from Hands up jack/ Taliban jack.


Uh, it's also called the 401 and is the main route to Toronto from Ottawa. So they kinda had to take it. And it's a state funeral procession, so of course there would be an escort. Would you preferred if they took the back roads? :crazy:


HIGHWAY OF HEROES was the emphasis. He is not a hero, so therefore he was just on the 401.
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Re: Jack Layton... July 18, 1950 - August 22, 2011

Postby Sumo_CPO » Tue Aug 30, 2011 4:23 am

opp2 wrote:Would that I could make it all go away for your daughter. And you. And your wife.


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Re: Jack Layton... July 18, 1950 - August 22, 2011

Postby TacticsPT » Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:54 am

Well A.T.R my hopes and prayers to your daughter and to your family.

Im dealing with it myself and its something that I can bear, I couldn't think if it were one of my kids.

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Re: Jack Layton... July 18, 1950 - August 22, 2011

Postby devilwoman » Tue Aug 30, 2011 12:28 pm

So if my daughter dies of her cancer, because she has been twice bumped from treatment this summer so the drug company can sell the meds she needs to a 3rd world country, will she get a state funeral?


I'm sorry to hear that......I wish your daughter and your family all the best. Its terrible to see children affected by cancer (I see them all the time as MUMC is now a full childrens hospital) and it breaks my heart.
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