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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

'Do as I say, not as I do'

Ya gotta love the fact that, at the same time as the hyper-left B.C. Teachers' Federation is protesting in favour of a teacher's right to professional autonomy, the union executive is revealed to have trampled the professional autonomy of the editor of its own newsletter.

The Vancouver Sun's Vaughn Palmer digs a rake into this slimy mound of union muck. As Palmer concludes, "... if the BCTF's worst enemies had set out to make it look ridiculous, I doubt they could have come up with a more embarrassing juxtaposition of events."

Posted by Terry O'Neill on September 26, 2007 in Current Affairs | Permalink


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I love it when chickens come home to roost. Cudos to Vaughn for being an equal opportunity slime and muck raker.

Posted by: YHS | 2007-09-26 10:53:15 AM

When one student in grade three has a nervous breakdown over a test, one 'should' conclude that there is not actually a problem with the test, but there is definitely something wrong with this student.

Start by checking the parents, then the students doctor then the idiot teacher who cannot accept that some individuals have problems that may not be in the jurisdiction of the classroom.

All the rest of this tempest is collectivist positioning, ass-covering and turf struggles.

Posted by: John | 2007-09-26 11:06:09 AM

As I posted yesterday, GQ magazine was going to pubkish an article that was negative to Shrillery, so she called Billybob who was supposed to be on an upcoming cover that would have increased their sales, and had him threaten a premature withdrawal (sorry!) if they didn't kill that negative (in her mind) article. Guess what? The article was pulled.

And in Canada, Leftoids complain how PM Harper handles the press! SHEEESH!

AND THEN there's this latest about Clintonian arm twisting:

"Bill Clinton, Eatery At Odds Over Chelsea Photo"

Former President Threatens Legal Action In Letter

(CBS) NEW YORK A celebrity photo has led a former president to send a threatening letter to a Manhattan restaurant owner.

President Bill Clinton has demanded that the owner of Greenwich Village restaurant Osso Buco remove a picture of his daughter Chelsea that's been gracing the walls of the family-style Italian eatery, alongside other celebrity photographs.

Owner Nino Selimaj tells CBS 2 that the picture has been up for years and has never posed a problem until now.

WHAT'S THE FUSS ABOUT? This old photo shows Chelsea BEFORE her plastic surgery that gave her a chin, and BEFORE her curly hair had been artificially straightened.

Posted by: obc | 2007-09-26 11:13:41 AM

And here's the follow up to the Chelsea Clinton photo story:

"Eatery Owner Forced to Remove Picture of Chelsea Clinton From Window"

New York restaurant owner Nino Selimaj is no longer voting for Sen. Hillary Clinton after getting a letter from Bill Clinton's office demanding a photo of daughter Chelsea posing with Selimaj be removed from his Italian bistro's front window.

"I am really heartbroken," Selimaj told New York Post's Page Six. "Until this morning, I would have voted for Hillary. Bill was my favorite president of all time ... I really hope they will reconsider."

Clinton lawyer Douglas Band writes in the letter that Chelsea Clinton is a private citizen "who was not consulted prior to this picture being displayed, and thus, her permission was not given for you to do so. While she may have dined at your restaurant, this does not serve as an endorsement."

Selimaj said the picture had been in his window at Osso Buco in Greenwich Village for five years. Instead, he's going to now hang the letter.

AND EXACTLY WHO IS Clinton lawyer Douglas Band?


Posted by: obc | 2007-09-26 12:32:13 PM

Again - for all the Leftoids who decry PM Harper's relationship with the media:

"For Clinton Camp No Press Is Good Press"

For the small band of reporters who regularly cover Sen. Hillary Clinton's campaign, the dirty little secret is this: They rarely -- if ever -- get to speak to the candidate herself.

Clinton, D-N.Y., is running perhaps the most media-controlled -- and media-obsessed -- campaign in presidential history. Her aides carefully screen access to the candidate, generally avoid news conferences on the campaign trail and have been known to throw around the Clintons' considerable weight to block negative stories and influence coverage of the candidate they're protecting and promoting.

Posted by: obc | 2007-09-26 12:36:16 PM

The obvious tactic for the papers is to stop covering her campaign and then wait for the other shoe to drop.

Posted by: DML | 2007-09-26 8:45:53 PM


Nah! They're doing all they c an to get her elected. They'll put up with her crapola just to be sure a Republican isn't elected.

Posted by: obc | 2007-09-26 10:10:08 PM

So true obc- sometimes I just live in a fantasy world where good sense dwells.

Posted by: DML | 2007-09-26 11:10:57 PM

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