Thursday, April 17, 2008
Bill C-10, The Porker, and the Dancing Dog
Imagine how horrified I was when I returned from my tropical hideaway, to discover that the sinister Cons had introduced a bill that would limit what movies we could make.
And that in a Globe interview, the porker homophobe Charles McVety was claiming the credit !!!
It sounded like a serious threat. Until McVety turned up at a committee hearing today. And had them rolling in the aisles....laughing at his klown show.
The awesome Kady O'Malley has the delicious details.
4:22:12 PM McVety quotes a Compas poll that he claims shows 80% of Canadians don't support funding naughty movies. Call me crazy, but I'd like to see the methodology. And the questions.
4:30:12 PM McVety, interestingly, is running far, far away from that unfortunate Globe interview where he was apparently misinterpreted into claiming credit for the bill, which he never, ever did.
4:32:04 PM Wilbur Moore picks up where Tkachuk left off. The Globe article, he says, noted that he had "discussions" with Minister Stockwell Day, and other officials. True or false?
And now, the dancing begins. Sure, McVety says, over the years, he's had discussions with lots of MPs, and ministers, and... "Was Stockwell Day one of those ministers," Moore interrupts. Eventually, McVety admits to "discussions" with Day, and Rushfeldt to similar "discussions" with Rob Nicholson.
4:37:45 PM Something you don't see every day: Charles McVety singing the praises of the Liberals, and Stéphane Dion, for supporting the bill in the first place. When reminded they've changed their mind, he sort of shrugs and says something about how Liberals change their mind on all sorts of things.
4:53:47 PM McVety is going on and on about the survey from Compas, which, as it turns out, to no one's surprise at all, was commissioned by... Focus on the Family. I do love how McVety pretends to have been surprised by the results.
5:18:34 PM Charles McVety just made my day by mixing up 'necrophilia' and 'necromancy' while condemning the decision to fund 'Kissed,' which was based on a Canadian novel and starred Molly Parker...
5:21:36 PM Having had a chance to look at the survey, the chair is now picking it apart...The exchange then descends into utter farce when McVety is forced to admit that the only way he got his poll to say what it did was by asking a ridiculous question like, "Should the government fund child pornography?"
Oh boy. May I humbly suggest that the next time the porker homophobe decides to take his klown act on the road.
That he take it to this talent show instead...
Wow that dog was AMAZING!!!!
But I'm confident our porker could do EVEN better.
Imagine him running backwards on his hind legs....like he did today. Or jumping through a hoop....and not making it. SPLAT.
While keeping up a steady stream of gibberish and shite. Oink. Oink. Jebesus. Jebesus.
C'mon. Who could beat Big Bloater? Eh?
I want the movie rights....