Monday, May 11, 2009

CPoC And Free Dominion: Was There A Deal?

Mostly, it seems, the party has been giving that far right forum the rubber-glove treatment. They've been burned too many times, I suppose. But, according to Connie Fournier, this changed for a short time at the end of last year:

When the Coalition decided to try to oust Harper, some of my old friends approached me and asked for help. They convinced me that the prospect of a leftwing coalition government was worse than keeping Harper.

However, once the CPC saw that I was willing to support them in the fight against the coalition, I started to get emails from a gmail address and the person claimed to be a party operative who needed to use gmail because they didn't want our email exchanges to fall under Access to Information.

The first email was complaining about two liberal trolls who were monopolizing the board at the time. He asked for them to be banned, and he suggested that the CPC would help us with our legal troubles if I helped them.

I didn't have a problem with the banning request because they were obviously not conservatives, and they were obviously using FD to promote their own socialist agendas. I explained to the guy in no uncertain terms that FD would never ban conservatives who were speaking out against the CPC.

The next email targeted a few more left-leaning people, only this time he didn't just ask for them to be banned. He wanted me to provide him with their IP addresses because he said that they could make arrangements to get them kicked off the internet.

It ended there.

Even though FD wasn't saving IP addresses anymore, I felt physically ill for days to think that the party that I supported would ask me to do something so immoral. I felt like I was a victim of Stockholm Syndrome and I had almost been sucked in to helping the very people who are holding us hostage.

Interesting if true. It has become evident that much of the "grassroots" response to the NDP/Lib./Bloc coalition was organized from within the CPoC itself, and this would merely be further evidence. I'm not sure how one kicks someone off the Internet (unless they had written something seditious), but perhaps that is not exactly what the original writer meant to imply.

Any of my regulars remember who the "liberal trolls" in question were?

11 comments:

Reality Bites said...

I think it's more likely to have been someone from the extreme right, who've seen time and time again that Connie will swallow almost anything they tell her. Unfortunately, in impersonating the CPC they became someone she wouldn't inherently trust.

It's hard to believe an anonymous liberal commentator on an extremist site would warrant that kind of attention.

janfromthebruce said...

And now that Iggy, once again, has gotten into bed with Harper - that the coalition was "bad" for Canada, and divisive, as well as Iggy's stand in other areas, soon the Free Dominion will be supporting him.
Nice bed fellows.
Is there anyone Iggy won't sell out and knife in his climb to power?

Mark Francis said...

"I didn't have a problem with the banning request because they were obviously not conservatives, and they were obviously using FD to promote their own socialist agendas. I explained to the guy in no uncertain terms that FD would never ban conservatives who were speaking out against the CPC. "

In other words: 'Free speech as long as it's OUR speech.'

Free speech! Lol. Their moral high ground dissolved right there.

The gmailer was obviously just a troll screwing with FD.

Gene Rayburn said...

janfromthebruce are you capable of an original thought or are your comments loaded into you via disk drive?

penlan said...

"janfromthebruce said...
And now that Iggy, once again, has gotten into bed with Harper..."

And Layton hasn't? In recent news both he & Duceppe are cozying up to Harper using improving UI benefits as the reason. The real reason - they don't want an election anytime soon because both are down in the polls as the Libs rise.

And, yes, Ignatieff & the Libs want changes to UI as well. But both the Bloc & NDP have been backtracking on *not* supporting the Cons. It's been reported in the news. So saying Iggy is in bed with Harper without mentioning the other 2 is ludicrous.

Ti-Guy said...

I wish I had thought of f*cking around with ol' FreakDominion like that.

Moonbat Jan, lay of the 'shrooms. You're not even remotely on topic.

RuralSandi said...

Oh JanfromtheBruce - give it a rest already - you're becoming a total bore with your repetative NDP talking points. Does your boss know you spend your working hours on partisan blogging - at taxpayer expense?

Funny, Jan, you don't seem unhappy that Jack Layton is now running with his tail between his legs ready to prop up Harper - Puppy Layton, the man the Harper continually manipulates.

Ti-Guy said...

Does your boss know you spend your working hours on partisan blogging - at taxpayer expense?

You mean her job at Ye Olde Hemp House in Sauble Beach?

You know, I used to have a lot of sympathy for the organic, off-the-grid, Bruce Peninsula types. But I never realised that their cretinousness was so robust and impervious to education.

They're the reason we end up getting "common sense" revolutions periodically.

noonespecial200 said...

I was once a Liberal troll. I guess.

About 3 or 4 years ago I joined their forums to set the record straight on an election issue. Because of my voting preference, which I was honest and up front about, I was subjected to some rather nasty, and in retrospect expected, vitriolic hatred. I was under the assumption that a forum touting free speech would welcome disenting voices. Silly me.

I always get a kick out of how ban happy the folks at FreeDom are given their "free speech" rhetoric.

Now, as it is a private forum the Fourniers certainly have the perogative to accept or deny (or ban) anyone whom they choose. But that doesn't mean they don't look like hypocritical twats when they do so, especially when I was being as nice and charming as I was at the time. Really. No joke. Was on my absolute best behaviour.

Robert McClelland said...

janfromthebruce are you capable of an original thought...Moonbat Jan, lay of the 'shrooms...you're becoming a total bore...organic, off-the-grid, Bruce Peninsula types.

So when is this blog going to be renamed BigCity Dead Animals?

Ti-Guy said...

C'mon Robert. She wasn't even remotely on-topic. That was straight-up trolling.