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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Canadian woman 'devastated' by guilty verdict from Mexican judge

570 News is reporting that...

GUADALAJARA, Mexico - Brenda Martin, already distraught over her imprisonment in Mexico, was "devastated" Tuesday when a judge found her guilty of involvement in a scam operated by her former boss, and immediately began making arrangements to be taken to Canada, her lawyer said.

Despite the conviction, everyone from Liberal MP Dan McTeague to Federal cabinet minister Jason Kenney want to see her retuned to Canada and released as quickly as possible.

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I suppose everyone is devastated by a guilty verdict.

Did it ever occur to all these Canadian supporters that she might be guilty? Just wondering.

Posted by: dp | 2008-04-22 10:05:56 PM


She looks like a case of forced dry out. Not much tequila in the old El Prison.

There are too many questions around why she was a cook for a crook when he could have had a better one for a lot less money and a lot younger and better looking. There are some suspicious money issues as well.

I think she is guilty and I also think she is a nut case.

She will probably get sent up here at great tax-payer expense and do a few months in a club med Canadian Prison.

Then she will get someone to write her book and get rich and then she can afford to buy all the Tequila she can drink.

Just a thought.

Posted by: John V | 2008-04-22 11:14:44 PM


Did anyone catch Ezra's smackdown of the old Lib rat and the NDP what's her name commie on Duffy Live to-night?They were trying to score political points on this woman's misery and Ezra blew them both out of the water.It was a classic.

Posted by: Bocanut | 2008-04-22 11:16:15 PM


Liberals get press and score points of this woman, that's the only important thing to the Liberal Party of Toronto. Too bad for her, quiet diplomacy might have gotten her released. What did the Liberal Party of Montreal do for Bill Sampson when he was being beaten in a Saudi jail? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. Liberal hypocrites.

Posted by: philanthropist | 2008-04-23 12:35:29 AM


Harper did nothing to help this woman. Completely clueless CONs would rather insult this woman whenever they get a chance than figure out why their leader is worthless and corrupt.

Posted by: joe bleau | 2008-04-23 1:56:33 AM


Yes I caught the smackdown on the old guy , Boudrias , who worked up into the job from the kitchen and the NDP flak , who`s name eludes me as it did Ezra [Ann McGrath] . She apparently ran for the communists in BC years ago . There was a tense moment at the end , where I suppose we were all supposed to gasp at the audacity of a Conservative to actually fight back .There might be a bit of a backlash from the oh so pampered womens lobby , but probably a risk worth taking.
I actually have a friend who knows the prisoner Martin and he did say that she always was a bit of a hustler and drama queen , so who knows . Maybe polygraph tests are in order here.

Posted by: daveh | 2008-04-23 6:28:58 AM


Of course the Liberals are using Brenda Martin's folly to score points. What did they want this Country to do to free her, send in the Army?

It's a sad mess for Ms Martin but the government of Canada is not responsible for messes we get into in foreign lands when we go of our own free will.

The best we can do is think twice about spending our tourist dollars in Mexico but that's not something the Travel Agencies would help with. It's all about money and Mexico is cheaper than other destinations.

Yes, Ezra shut the gobs of Boudria and McGrath and that's a feat in itself. They were stunned to silence.

Posted by: Liz J | 2008-04-23 7:21:02 AM


Liz , you can listen to Rick Roberts out of San Diego [ 9 to 12] who chronicles daily ,the horrors of Mexico. I`ve been to Tijuana 3 times and driven down thru and past Guatemala , but never again. The place is a toilet.

Posted by: daveh | 2008-04-23 7:35:09 AM


Sending in the Army isn't really an option for us, Liz. Mexico has over three times our population and has 180,000 troops as opposed to our 65,000. Their best men and equipment aren't deployed in Afghanistan, either.

Posted by: Shane Matthews | 2008-04-23 10:58:23 AM


On the face of it, the evidence we've been told about against Martin appears rather flimsy, especially in light of her former confederate's confession that she was not aware of any criminal goings-on. On the other hand, it's almost certain that the judge had more evidence to evaluate than we've been told about. It is in the press's interest to make Martin as sympathetic as possible. Her case wouldn't generate nearly as much copy if it were known that the charges against her were justified.

Posted by: Shane Matthews | 2008-04-23 11:00:17 AM


HARPER IS INCAPABLE OF DEFENDING CANADIANS ABROAD. HARPER IS A FAILURE. The clowns like Maxime Bernier, Pete MacKay, Bev Oda, Rob Anders and the other gollywogs in Harper's cabinet and caucus are too ignorant to know anything of the world outside their villages.

Even if these clowns cared, which they don't, they are incapable of helping anyone! Look at Ezra Levant's lord and master friend, Conrad the thief Black, languishing in an American hell hole jail, molested and abused by inmates into providing amorous favours, and there is nothing Ezra, his buddy UnStocked Day or Pete MacKay or Bernier or Harper can do about it! They are worse than incompetent!

Canadians need a government that can defend Canadians. Instead we have a bunch of hicks who don't have a clue! The only thing they are good at is stealing elections!

Posted by: ROGER | 2008-04-23 11:09:41 AM


After watching the absolute futility of rescuing a bunch of dirty, stinking, unwashed, ungrateful, fake-Canadians from the just and righteous wrath of Israeli bombs, Canadians won't be fooled again. Listening to that ungrateful burka-wearing hag complain that her flight was overbooked, and the coffee was cold was the last straw for the generous Christian citizens of Canada.

So help me, I'd have bought that filthy hag a ticket back to Lebanon in a heartbeat. She had the nerve to say, on national TV, that the Israeli bombs would be preferable to the way she'd been treated by the Canadian rescuers. I pray that filthy, unclean hag gets her burka caught in the escalator of a federal building, and the fire department takes 2 hours to get there.

Posted by: dp | 2008-04-23 11:39:54 AM


What Canadians need, ROGER, is for their blogs to be polluted by fewer trolls. Watch yourself--I have the Billy Goats Gruff on speed dial.

Posted by: Shane Matthews | 2008-04-23 11:50:08 AM


Let's see: A Canadian military officer is murdered in Lebanon, and this is what PM Harper says, with approval of DP:

>>"Prime Minister Stephen Harper says he doesn't believe Israel deliberately attacked a United Nations post in southern Lebanon in a bombing that killed four UN observers, including a Canadian.

"I certainly doubt that to be the case," Harper said on Wednesday."<<

Canadian Forces member Maj. Paeta Derek Hess-von Kruedener was deliberately targeted and murdered, as his widow repeated a few days ago in an interview! Harper said it was fine that this happened to a Canadian soldier doing his duty! Harper does not defend Canadians.

While Maj. Hess-von-Kruedener was being murdered, elsewhere in Lebanon, a Canadian pharmacist on vacation with his family there was bombed, by Israel, in a civilian apartment and most of the family, including numerous children, were killed!

After this family's murder, Harper said the Israeli response was "measured".

Harper has abandoned an Alberta man to be executed in the USA. Harper has abandoned Omar Khadr, a child, to be abused, tortured, shot in the back, wounded in the chest and eyes with shrapnel, to be kept without charge and without trial in the American gulag.

Harper is unfit to be prime minister of Canada. His thieving is matched by his moral bankruptcy.

Posted by: ROGER | 2008-04-23 11:51:30 AM


Shameful Mat is a neonazi fascist who makes threats to silence free speech. So much for libertarianism! LOL! Pathetic clown.

Posted by: ROGER | 2008-04-23 11:53:09 AM


DP, looks like your insults (see above) are gonna get the Standard hauled into court - again...

I guess its too 'PC' to get some intern to moderate these blogs, is it, Standard? Is it worth a lawsuit for libel?

After all, thanks to Harper, libel suits are all the rage...

Posted by: joe bleau | 2008-04-23 12:07:53 PM


Fake Canadians. No real Canadian would vacation in Lebanon. What decent Christian Canadian would set foot in that hole?

The accidental bombing of a UN outpost should serve notice that their role is of no value in these conflicts. The just and righteous attacks on potential terrorists should be supported by all decent Christian democracies.

Khadr was abused allright. By his insane, evil, unclean parents. If he'd been adopted by a decent Christian family, preferably in the prairie provinces, he could have grown up to be a valuable member of Canadian society.

Posted by: dp | 2008-04-23 12:08:30 PM


DP, looks like your insults (see above) are gonna get the Standard hauled into court - again...

I guess its too 'PC' to get some intern to moderate these blogs, is it, Standard? Is it worth a lawsuit for libel?

After all, thanks to Harper, libel suits are all the rage...

Posted by: joe bleau | 2008-04-23 12:09:05 PM


A moderator would have deleted the duplicate post (glitch) by me, for instance...

Posted by: joe bleau | 2008-04-23 12:12:10 PM


ROGER wrote: “Let's see: A Canadian military officer is murdered in Lebanon, and this is what PM Harper says, with approval of DP:”

Collateral damage in wartime is not murder. And how do you plan to prove intent?

ROGER wrote: “Canadian Forces member Maj. Paeta Derek Hess-von Kruedener was deliberately targeted and murdered, as his widow repeated a few days ago in an interview!”

Well, if his widow says so, it must be true. Especially since she’ll have had access to all top-secret Israeli military papers outlining the assassination plot against her husband in every detail.


ROGER wrote: “Harper said it was fine that this happened to a Canadian soldier doing his duty! Harper does not defend Canadians.”

Which explains no doubt why he paid untold billions to ferry out thousands of Canadians-of-convenience from a war zone, because he doesn’t defend Canadians.

ROGER wrote: “While Maj. Hess-von-Kruedener was being murdered, elsewhere in Lebanon, a Canadian pharmacist on vacation with his family there was bombed, by Israel, in a civilian apartment and most of the family, including numerous children, were killed!”

Tell me, do you get this bent out of shape when Canadians are obliterated by Palestinian suicide bombers?

ROGER wrote: “Harper has abandoned an Alberta man to be executed in the USA.”

“Abandoned” would seem to suggest that he had a duty to protect a man from the consequences of his own actions in another country…Where exactly in Canadian law is that duty spelled out?

ROGER wrote: “Harper has abandoned Omar Khadr, a child, to be abused, tortured, shot in the back, wounded in the chest and eyes with shrapnel, to be kept without charge and without trial in the American gulag.”

Well, if a terrorist asshole says something is true, it must be.

ROGER wrote: “Harper is unfit to be prime minister of Canada. His thieving is matched by his moral bankruptcy.”

And you are unfit to vote for his replacement. Voting requires intelligence.

Posted by: Shane Matthews | 2008-04-23 12:12:14 PM


Shame Mat and Porno DP call the widow of Maj Hess von Kruedener a liar! Wow! No respect for Canadian troops or their grieving families! Harper and his gang support all things American and despise all things Canadian, even grieving widows!

Harper is ethically challenged, morally corrupt and unfit to be prime minister.

Posted by: ROGER | 2008-04-23 12:19:08 PM


"DP, looks like your insults (see above) are gonna get the Standard hauled into court - again..."

My mistake, I thought this was comedy hour. Whenever I see you and roger on line, I assume it's just a contest to see who can be more ridiculous. I thought I had a chance of placing, but you girls are just too good.

I trust the wise and fair people who provide this service would never allow a serious insult to go unpunished.

Posted by: dp | 2008-04-23 12:26:15 PM


Shane:

You can always defeat ROGER when you confront him with facts.

He has lost two debates in two days on this very site when his allegations are defeated by facts.

When defeated, he believes he can regain the upper hand through a barrage of personal insults.

It's still not apparent whether ROGER has the right to vote in this country, but if screaming incoherently were a qualifier, ROGER would be at the front of the line.

Remember, you can easily confuse ROGER with facts.

Posted by: set you free | 2008-04-23 12:26:22 PM


ROGER wrote: “Shame Mat and Porno DP call the widow of Maj Hess von Kruedener a liar!”

Actually, what she said was: “Why did they bomb the UN site? In my opinion, those are precision-guided missiles [so] then that it is intentional.…And that wasn’t the only day they were firing on that base. My information from him is that week upon week they had been firing on there, bombing near it.”

So she didn’t make a statement of fact; she offered an OPINION (and said as much!), based on second-hand information that someone was “bombing NEAR it.” It has not been determined whether the munitions were guided or not, or whether they landed off target (as about half do). You misquoted her, citing murder. Guess that makes you the liar, huh?

ROGER wrote: “Wow! No respect for Canadian troops or their grieving families!”

Respecting people doesn’t mean you have to agree with their fallacious reasoning. I don’t “just give this one to them” because they’ve had a rough ride. Truth is truth, and the full truth is not known.

ROGER wrote: “Harper and his gang support all things American and despise all things Canadian, even grieving widows!”

Yes, despising all things American makes a for a so much better person all around, don’t you think?

ROGER wrote: “Harper is ethically challenged, morally corrupt and unfit to be prime minister.”

Still, he’s Prime Minister. Must be an awful wrench for you. Now go cry in your fair-trade coffee.

Posted by: Shane Matthews | 2008-04-23 12:26:41 PM


Just a few days ago in a radio interview she stated her husband was murdered and the Canadian government had abandoned her and was doing nothing to hold anyone to account!

Harper is unfit to be prime minister.

Posted by: ROGER | 2008-04-23 12:29:26 PM


IF AMERICANS TRY TO INVADE CANADA, WHO WOULD DEFEND OUR COUNTRY?

Harper and his gang would line up a welcoming committee like good Vichy. I and the true patriots would defend our land. Most of the posters here have no loyalty to Canada. They are American bootlickers.

Posted by: ROGER | 2008-04-23 12:37:26 PM


The American woman, Rebecca Roth, that Brenda Martin turned into the Mexican authorities was also found guilty and sentenced to 9 years and a US$7,000 fine. Not a mention of it in any posts on the internet or any US newspapers that I can find.

The only way I am aware of it is because I am close to her family and got a phone call.

Martin may be returned to Canada, but this poor woman may rot in Gudalajara for years to come.

Posted by: Family friend | 2008-04-23 12:43:14 PM


"I and the true patriots would defend our land."

LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL

You'd be on a plane so fast it would make my head spin.

LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL

Posted by: dp | 2008-04-23 12:43:18 PM


TAKE NOTE: DP did not deny she would welcome American invaders! She would probably bed down with them to show her appreciation!

Posted by: ROGER | 2008-04-23 12:51:47 PM


I'd be fighting with Peter Mckay over who get's to stay over with Condi Rice.

LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL

Posted by: dp | 2008-04-23 12:57:35 PM


ROGER:

Ever wonder why you're so lonely?

Posted by: set you free | 2008-04-23 12:57:43 PM


As long as I have my bible with me, I am never lonely! LOL

Posted by: ROGER | 2008-04-23 1:05:26 PM


NO ONE IS RUSHING TO COUNTER MY ACCUSATION! They know the truth when they see it! This blog is full of pro-American traitors who would welcome an American invasion force!

Posted by: ROGER | 2008-04-23 1:09:15 PM


Roger is a bastard offspring of George the 3rd. It's the only explanation for his hatred of America. There was a crooked booklegger/liberal in my hometown who wore a black armband when George 6th passed away. His family were known as King Edward's bastards. LOL.

Speaking of offspring, ever wonder why prince Andrew is so much better looking than his brothers? A so-called crazy old man used to refer to him as "Deifenbaker's boy". He was born just less than a year after a canoe trip through the arctic. I guess all that clean air and exercise really helped in his early development. LOL

So that's it. Roger is a monarchist, plain and simple. Bow down to the king, but reject any association with a free and democratic neighbour. Very sound reasoning.

Posted by: dp | 2008-04-23 1:39:10 PM


ROGER VON TROLL wrote: "Just a few days ago in a radio interview she stated her husband was murdered and the Canadian government had abandoned her and was doing nothing to hold anyone to account!"

Asked and answered. I can't believe how much you suck.

Posted by: Shane Matthews | 2008-04-23 1:41:03 PM


Roger von Troll wrote: "IF AMERICANS TRY TO INVADE CANADA, WHO WOULD DEFEND OUR COUNTRY? Roger von Troll wrote: "Harper and his gang would line up a welcoming committee like good Vichy."

What brand of tea leaves are you reading? Red Rose? What are you basing this on, besides your personal distaste for the Tories?

Roger von Troll wrote: "I and the true patriots would defend our land."

Right. If you're like most big-city liberals you couldn't figure out from which end a rifle shoots if you were given three chances. Not that you'd have to learn. You'd claim conscientious objector status and accuse Harper of abandoning you if he didn't have an Airbus ready to ferry you to whatever port you desired within ten minutes of the American crossing.

Roger von Troll wrote: "Most of the posters here have no loyalty to Canada. They are American bootlickers."

We have no loyalty to Ottawa and their eastern-centric view of how Canada should work. There's a difference. Loyalty has to be earned; how have they earned ours?

Posted by: Shane Matthews | 2008-04-23 1:46:15 PM


Roger von Troll wrote: "NO ONE IS RUSHING TO COUNTER MY ACCUSATION! They know the truth when they see it! This blog is full of pro-American traitors who would welcome an American invasion force!"

That's right, Roger; it's all about you.

Posted by: Shane Matthews | 2008-04-23 1:47:13 PM


By the way, Roger von Troll, we're supposed to be talking about Martin's case. Do you think you can handle that, or does that not provide you with enough opportunities to jerk off into Dubya's punch?

Posted by: Shane Matthews | 2008-04-23 1:48:47 PM


SHAMEFUL IS AN AMERICAN BOOTLICKER! He prays for an American invasion force to cross into Canada so he can help to "liberate Canada"! These traitors are Harper supporters!

Posted by: ROGER | 2008-04-23 1:54:49 PM


Shamefull Mat attacks the widows of Canadian soldiers killed in action. Shameful has no shame! Disgusting. It is the kind of thing Harper promotes.

Posted by: ROGER | 2008-04-23 1:58:38 PM


After much research I've found LOL ROGER LOL on Youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCV_Wo_nSVQ&feature=related

Posted by: bocanut | 2008-04-23 2:44:19 PM


I had a feeling she was ugly, but that picture exceded all my expectations. No wonder they wear those feedbags on their faces. Yikes.

Posted by: dp | 2008-04-23 3:05:42 PM


Apparently, Roger von Troll, you are incapable of staying on topic. All that weed has blown your short-term memory and concentration skills. As a result, you have the attention span of a flea. Sad.

Posted by: Shane Matthews | 2008-04-23 3:18:06 PM


In his mind, roger has stayed on topic. He's turned every topic into a liberal party ad platform. If I owned this site, I'd be sending an invoice for ad space.

Posted by: dp | 2008-04-23 3:38:21 PM


Have you guys considered user fees? I have mapping software that charges me 50 cents to download an aerial photo. It's cheap, simple, and really easy to lose track of how much money you've spent. It would certainly make it easier to look at all the foolish comments, if you could see a $ on each message.

Posted by: dp | 2008-04-23 4:00:00 PM


I don't know why these traitors attack the widows of fallen Canadian soldiers, but they seem to think that it is acceptable! They have no shame or sense of respect and dignity! They imitate Harper. They are unethical and immoral. Scoundrels!

Posted by: ROGER | 2008-04-24 12:42:41 AM


THIS SHAMEFUL ATTACK ON PATRIOTISM SHALL NOT STAND! These bloggers owe the widows of the fallen their heartfelt apologies and abject shame at their dishonourable besmirching of the memories of the dead!

Posted by: ROGER | 2008-04-24 2:13:11 PM


Funny thing about Liberals. They let Bill sampson rot in a Saudi jail and they have the nerve to accuse Harper of not defending Canadians abroad.

Posted by: I.P. | 2008-04-24 2:33:13 PM


Roger von Troll wrote: "THIS SHAMEFUL ATTACK ON PATRIOTISM SHALL NOT STAND! These bloggers owe the widows of the fallen their heartfelt apologies and abject shame at their dishonourable besmirching of the memories of the dead!"

They stand. Deal with it.

Posted by: Shane Matthews | 2008-04-26 10:32:53 AM


Roger von Troll wrote: "I don't know why these traitors attack the widows of fallen Canadian soldiers, but they seem to think that it is acceptable! They have no shame or sense of respect and dignity! They imitate Harper. They are unethical and immoral. Scoundrels!"

Boo hoo.

Posted by: Shane Matthews | 2008-04-26 10:33:38 AM



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