Looks like I got it wrong the other day when I wrote that Chris Reid, Gerry Nichols, and other Tory rebs had successfully faced down the party's attempt to ban the representation of fire-arms from Facebook profile pics. The Jackboot came down in the form of an email to Chris:
I regret that it has come to this but after speaking with the other admins we have decided that you need a " cooling off period " from the conservative facebook groups . you are not being banned but removed for at least a period of 1 month . for your failure to listen to my warnings about your recent profile picture , you have to remember that you are a former candidate and somewhat of a high profile one after what happened last election. you have a duty to learn from your mistakes and to shape a positive image of the party one that was not coming together on your posts to the facebook group. you clearly have not learned from your past mistakes and continue to make the same mistakes that got you into trouble before, i as a moderator i cannot sit back and watch this happen again . over time i hope you realise that this is necessary and in the best interests of those involved .
Meanwhile, we pathetic progressive types debate such ephemera as the B.C. Carbon Tax and the Braidwood Inquiry.
PS. Chris Reid has literally moved to Australia (not figuratively, which you might say about someone who has recently died). Yet still roils the movement.