The Elbow Incident

It was an accident.

Then again, so was Chappaquiddick.

No, Canada’s Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau didn’t kill anybody. Dammit.

Because, what with his majority parliament, nothing less than a murder charge could (maybe) get this damn guy ejected from office after only seven months.

  • Waffle

    How strange that Trudeau taking the day off to celebrate that all-important 11th (!!!!) wedding anniversary (in the middle of a trade mission, no less) is not even mentioned. SMH. #Elbowgate is destined to be with us for a long, long time.

    • Yes it will be.

    • What kind of man would let someone else pay for his wedding anniversary?

      Not that I am accusing Prince Hair-Boy of being a man.

      • Will Quest

        By the way their anniversary is on the 28 May when JUST-IN is in Winnipeg at a Liberal think-tank….I suspect La-Chatte-Sophie wasn’t to keen with an anniversary dinner in the Peg….. no f-ing glamour there……. and the CBC won’t report on anything much outside their sacred-grounds of YYZ….they consider that below their PAY-grade ….

        • Given his work history and ethic (he has none), why didn’t he just take THAT day off?

          Party before anniversaries, I guess.

    • andycanuck

      And it’s not even the actual date but his free day off is a couple of days before.

      • Waffle

        Yup, and this is just the beginning. We are not yet 9 months into the full-fledged flowering of this POS’ contempt for the people of Canada. He is like a cat, who demonstrates his hostility by doing his “business” in full view of his owner on the floor, the carpet, or a well-loved piece of clothing.

        And yet, he seems to have his admirers. I say this cautiously and qualify this statement with “it seems”. The Trudeau paid shills sang loudly for their supper pre-election and then the MSM killed the comment boards because it was all too obvious what was going on. But it is hard to really kill cockroaches. They have incredible survival skills. In my opinion (and I could well be wrong, I’ll concede that)) they have morphed into the cheerleaders who are now popping up on the various talk radio shows. Invariably, they are youngish-sounding men — a scant sprinkling of females can sometimes be heard.

        As I said. this is just the beginning.How much puke are you willing to swallow?

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          This is just the beginning and will seem minor in the days to come.
          When interest rates reset the housing market is going to fall like a rock and take a whole lot of people down with it.
          There’s a reason why I rent.

          • Waffle

            Protect yourself — stat buying PMs — gold and silver.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            I have a question.
            Silver used to be an essential component of the process of developing film.
            How did the rise of digital photography affect the silver market once the traditional film industry collapsed?

          • Waffle

            Sorry, I can’t really answer that although the answer is obvious. However, silver is a substance that is used in a variety of modrn applications. Significantly, it is no longer used in the production of coinage (which further exacerbates the devaluation of our currency). I am personally starting to accumulate Canadian Maple Leafs which are legal tender.

            You can get info from a reputable coin dealer or from the Precious Metals division of ScotiaBank.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            I’m old enough to remember the Hunt Brothers.

          • Waffle

            So am I — ancient history. Here is my rationale: historically, gold and silver have held their value; the western currencies are worth sh** — all countries are deeply in debut and may never crawl out; the strength of the US $ relative to the CDN, is an illusion. True, gold and silver coins do not pay interest or dividends but neither does money sitting in a bank account — soon the banks will be charging you to use their facilities (more than they do now). Gold and silver can be purchased in small, affordable amounts and easily squirrelled away.

        • Clausewitz

          When Trudeau was an MP he only ever showed up in parliament about 40% of the time. The rest of the time he was giving crap speeches to charities forcing them to pay $25k for his words of stupidity. No one should be surprised that he needs to be entitled to his entitlements.

      • Brian Jones

        I’m torn here. On the one hand, it’s frivolous and wasteful and insulting. On the other hand, when he’s busy making time for the missus, he’s not busy making idiotic policies that screw things up for the rest of us.

        Can we send the two of them on a four-year long second honeymoon? Preferably somewhere undeveloped with no internet access so we don’t have to see his stupid selfies.

  • G

    F.F.S! Will conservatives please, pleeease, puh-fucking-leeeeezzze grow some damned testicles!!!??
    Quit bitching and silently vow that the next time any Liberal, including the PM gets pushy that the Liberal gets an immediate hard punch in the mouth.
    Say sorry later but draw blood first.

    • Billy Bob Thornton

      So you believe in a form of revolution and militancy in parliament to the point of violence?!

      • canminuteman

        That’s what we have with the Liberals. It’s just time to give back. The elbow could have been deliberate, It could have been accidental. I don’t care. Trudeau was WAY out of order the minute he crossed the floor. Atb that point the speaker should have had the sgt at arms remove him from the house and at least given a time out.

        • Billy Bob Thornton

          I am not defending Trudeau. I have been in minor party politics for a long time. I talk with people regularly from all sides of the spectrum to try to fix politics in Canada, but I have my own main tenets. Recently, I have spoken with people wishing to form a new Social Credit party in Canada. That party advocated in the past for the Bank of Canada to be used to fund projects, and now the party if they got formed would want to end immigration and be populist on the right and be a party for the Bank of Canada.

          The fact is Trudeau was way out of line but I think politics is screwed up because of careerists and because people that volunteer on a campaign will get into politics for life. They will never understand how we the people will live and they can never understand that. That goes for all three parties.

          But this incident shows the need for change and moving away from the oligarchy that we have.

      • G

        I believe in fighting fire with fire. The time for sitting around like faeries tsk tsking, lifting our noses and saying “Let’s not sink to their level” is over. You want to fight dirty then let’s do it.

        And don’t bother trying to sell some asshole new political party on me. I’m not interested. I’ve seen this crap before and it always turns out the same.
        PC to Reform to Canadian Alliance to CPC to Blue Liberal.

        No thanks.

    • Dave

      We have conservatives??? Last time I checked we had liberals and liberal lights.
      Oh, and ndp.

  • andycanuck

    And one idiot in the comments who thinks taking down leftist feminists is more important than hitting the Clown Prince for his hubris.

  • Jaedo Drax

    Everyone seems to be laser focused on the whole elbow to the chest portion of this. The bigger problem is that he crossed over to the opposition benches twice, and grabbed the conservative whip by the arm, for no real purpose. The whip wasn’t required to be in his seat to start the vote.

    • Alain

      Absolutely correct. I have said from the start that ignoring this and letting it slide is unacceptable. It should have been dealt with immediately at the time by having him removed from Parliament, but it was not. There is no excuse to continue ignoring it.

    • Brian Jones

      Yes, but our media overlords don’t consider the Tory whip to be anything more than a slug, and thus Trudeau could suckerpunch him repeatedly and the media wouldn’t think it worthy of mention.

  • Billy Bob Thornton

    Which is why I think they should start the votes even if people are not in their seats to avoid another elbow incident by anyone and other incidents which could erupt in the House. The fact is North America is much more civic than Europe.

    Of course, as a nationalist I believe that the three parties are too close on the issues of the day and we need real choice to give variety. I think we need a Social Credit party, a right wing nationalist party, a left wing nationalist party and probably regional parties to make Canada much more whole as a nation.

    • canminuteman

      That would make us totally ungovernable.

      • Billy Bob Thornton

        Not necessarily. It would mean that Canadians could come to their senses and form their opinions based on each ideology. They could take a little personal responsibility for once instead of being uninformed and the fact is this would work under first past the post because such parties would not necessarily get high percentages and a lot of seats. They could hold a balance of power and sway the nation in a way. I see nothing wrong with that. The elbow incident makes minor parties much more appealing and it reinforces that accountability and transparency are essential in government. For me, I am not a liberal or a Trudeau fan. I feel he became leader to save his precious liberal party. It was a coronation in essence. What Canadians should demand is yes more choice in media but more smaller media joining the market. I have nothing against ideological media but Canadians have to become more open-minded and aware of what is going on.

        • canminuteman

          That’s not how I see it working out. I think you would have people frying to find common ground where there isn’t any, You would end up with policy that is completely unworkable. You would also end up like Italy where a government typically lasts less than a year because no one can agree on anything.

        • Minicapt

          “[Thou art] a most notable coward, an infinite and endless liar, an hourly promise breaker, the owner of no one good quality.”


        • Ford Prefect

          More opened minded. The country with one coffee chain, one sport, one book store one and a half airlines and one screwed up hospital system. Good luck with that.

  • Wow. Bang! Kathy Shaidle really knows how to deliver a knock-out punch. If I were Justin I wouldn’t get into a boxing match with her.

    Btw, why haven’t we seen her on Ezra Levant again? Jus wonderin — I know the new business at Rebel is still in its infancy. Although it bothers me that conservatives don’t have their own equivalent of billionaire “George Soros” types who will just underwrite the whole dam thing. Oh well, I guess God pre-ordained that conservatives have to work for a living…

  • mauser 98

    Justine’s anniversary is on May 28th.

    …re trip
    a Japanese PM doing same would be relieved of his position immediately
    Japanese would not tolerate this incompetence for 2 minutes

    …….or consider

    Justine’s trip flunkies / nannies told him to hide

    they finally realized/ admitted he is a complete
    disaster…they told him to hide before he does any more damage.. get lost while we try and clean up your mess

  • Gary

    You are correct sir . No MP can be ejected from the House for any crime that warrants a sentence in a Federal prison for under 10 years .
    Look it up . You would have to murder someone to get 10 years or more. That’s why Martin and Chretien didn’t worry about the $300,000,000.00 theft of money in the AdScam and they got away with it by telling Justice Gomery that they are too stupid to be expected to know what went on under them during their reign.

    Now Justin is about to steal $200,000,000,000.00 and give it to the Unions and Minority groups to assure a victory in 2019 . He too will boast about be too stupid to know that stealing $200 billion was wrong and that people under him should have told him …damn it….that what the high salary if for as part of being responsible .