May 11, 2016

Premier Antoinette? Rachel “let them eat cake” Notley celebrates NDP anniversary in a bar while Fort Mac burns

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Commentator

Last week wildfire tore through parts of Fort McMurray. It triggered the largest evacuation in Canadian history, displacing nearly 90,000 of Canada’s hardest working people. 

The fire claimed about 2,400 structures including the homes of the leader of the official opposition, Wildrose MLA for Fort McMurray-Conklin, Brian Jean and unofficial oilsands ambassador, Robbie Picard.

Times like these are when good leadership floats to the top. Brian Jean and fellow Wildrose MLA for Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo Tany Yao have been helping wherever they can around Fort Mac. Both refused to take beds meant for evacuees even though they are truly just as much “evacuees” as the next person from Fort Mac. Jean and Yao slept in a tent near Anzac, south of Fort Mac until fire forced them to evacuate their camping spot too.

Times like these are also when bad leadership sinks to the bottom.

May 6, on an online Edmonton message board called Connect2Edmonton, a poster named Ian0 wrote:

“The Premier and a good portion of her cabinet were celebrating 1yr last night at Red Star.”

What? Out partying while Canada’s most important city burned? There was no way, right? They can’t be that tone deaf. Can they?

Yes, they can be.

The Red Star bar sent a tweet on May 5, that said:

“Thanks for stopping by Rachel Notley and congrats on your one year anniversary of being elected.”

As Fort Mac burned, as Brian Jean and Tany Yao slept in a tent and gave others the evacuee beds meant for them, as everyday Albertans found ways to help each other in our darkest hours by taking in evacuees and delivering food and fuel to strangers, the Premier was out celebrating.

Notley was celebrating in public in a downtown Edmonton bar. This wasn’t behind closed doors. It wasn’t a private reception with caucus. No. This was right out in the open. Right in our faces. It’s so brazen and so shameless. The Premier and her caucus couldn’t set aside their selfish celebration of their own accidental victory. They felt entitled to it; entitled to their little party.

This is Premier Notley saying “let them eat cake” while Albertans sleep on cots with only the clothes on their back.

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commented 2016-05-13 19:43:48 -0400
What if the mayor was getting drunk in the next town while his city burned?

What if you’re the CEO of your company drinking it up while your company headquarters was burning with your employees evacuating for their lives?

What if you’re the parent getting drunk in the bar while knowing your family home is on fire surrounded by firetrucks?

Would you kick around and party it up for a few more drinks?
Or would you lead?

commented 2016-05-13 17:46:47 -0400
commented 2016-05-13 14:50:02 -0400
Good point Winny!
Well we all know how it ended for Marie Antoinette. I wouldn’t be offended and would buy tickets to see Nutley end up in a guillotine. The way “it” (she) is going that’s possibly the way it will end.
commented 2016-05-13 13:22:05 -0400
Does no one else think it’s ironic that the NDP met at a bar called ‘The Red Star’?
commented 2016-05-13 11:31:54 -0400
Lois please start thinking straight,,there is 0 tolerance for any leader of any city,country,prov,state,county ,to do crap like this., they show me that deep down they really don’t care . Fake leaders like this are all over world because the brainwashed and ill informed are voting and talking too much. Are obamas caddie?
commented 2016-05-13 11:13:17 -0400
that’s why she didn’t mobilize the air crew to much prep work for this Fridays booze and bang.
commented 2016-05-13 08:19:37 -0400
3 more years…just 3 more years & she will be gone.
commented 2016-05-12 19:53:32 -0400
Wacek Kogut: She certainly was one of the worst, but that’s what we got for electing a liberal debutante UN lawyer, ALISON THE CORRUPT. Don’t worry, Che Nutbar might be on the right track every once in a while, but we in Alberta will have a lot of mopping up to do after we have another province go down to a failed NDP gov,t. This will be bad if we do not stave off the anti coal pro windmill carbon tax LIE.
commented 2016-05-12 19:48:58 -0400
Here’s another conservative wannabe leftist parading as Kogut. Tell me, don’t these names sound somewhat middle eastern?

She did absolutely squat except to give updates. I can give updates as well as she can but I have no power to help out in the Fort Mac tragedy. She on the other hand has power and authority. Does she use it?

No, since she is too stupid to understand the stakes.

commented 2016-05-12 19:19:10 -0400
I’m a PC supporter, however I don’t see this as an issue.. She has been front and centre every day giving updates, unlike the former premier Alison Redford, (the worst Alberta Premier ever), who hid out In Kasper during the flooding, ans was absent many times when she should have been leading.
commented 2016-05-12 19:05:51 -0400
Jay Kelly,
A retard escapee from an insane asylum.
Rachel, just another pig at the trough. An NDP shyster, just like a banana, born green, lives yellow and dies rotten. She is a very poor representative of humanity.

Geez Louise, who the hell knocked over all the stone sin the quarry? Seems like every leftist, pro- refugee ass hole has crawled out from under their rocks.

commented 2016-05-12 18:08:40 -0400
Take a second look at the photo at the top. See those smiling faces. Somebody please tell me what there is to smile about? Here is my guess. Those two individuals haven’t got a friggin clue what they are doing. They are smiling because their fearless leader Rachel is going to make all this bad stuff go away and we will be heroes for doing our job and then we can go back to The Red Star.

Now take a look at the other people in the picture. These are the real people that will do the real work and they are not happy because they have to report to a friggin airhead and a few smiling dummies.
commented 2016-05-12 17:54:09 -0400
I guess Notley’s house was safe eh, so why should she go out of her way to help others? So why should she care about the people who went out of their way to elect her, whose houses burned down…guess we all know it isn’t worth going out of your way to vote NDP again…even their supporters don’t get it…hopefully her political house burns to the ground soon too. Stop making excuses for her…she is the Premier of the province, a salaried PUBLIC employee…she could at least pretend to care.
commented 2016-05-12 17:28:52 -0400
This level of insensitivity from Notley should be considered criminal. Unfortunately, I don’t think you can be fined/serve time for being a selfish waste of human flesh. All we can do is continue to support our fellow Canadians and thank rebel staff for doing the reporting. I’m shocked that Sheila could even keep her composure! I’d have lost it reporting this.
commented 2016-05-12 17:26:25 -0400
Brings to mind the infamous story about Nero fiddling while Rome burned.
commented 2016-05-12 17:07:26 -0400
Nothing surprises me from this ignorant pig. You can bet her lefty communist husband was right in there two fisting the most expensive shit on the menu. Both aren’t deserving of the air they breath.
commented 2016-05-12 16:39:27 -0400
James Callaghan. Yes, since the fire started in Fort Mac the lefty trolls having been making some outrageous statements. Their hatred of the oil sands, Fort McMurray and the workers came spewing out in rants on facebook and twitter that have resulted in job suspensions and probably more.
commented 2016-05-12 13:37:42 -0400
I see more and more Trolls are showing up here.
commented 2016-05-12 13:28:21 -0400
Lois Howarth: REBEL RANT?? Thank you for your contributions to the tragedy, and to all others who helped in any way. However,I would ask you, Lois, to please read my previous comment. Political posturing?? What was your socialist commander doing just prior to the inferno gobbling up Brian Jean’s house? Lecturing Mr. Jean about grandstanding and making something out of nothing. By the way did " I’m sorry Red Star, but due to an emergency situation we will be forced to cancel our reservations. Thank you for any inconvenience this may have caused, and you can expect us to re-book with you when the immediate situation is resolved". The outrage you see on this site is because MOST of us are like minded people who have no use in seeing our province and country go down the tubes to the sick leftist excuses in power now, Alberta and Canada.
commented 2016-05-12 13:01:45 -0400
“It was likely a party that was planned with paid for reservations, if I were her, I still would have celebrated the milestone too”. Of course you would, just like your socialist friends, Notley and crew. In the midst of a major disaster in your province, as the premier you still would give priority to the “celebration” because it was “planned with paid for reservations”? Maybe you can get a job writing spin for the NDP?
commented 2016-05-12 12:51:18 -0400
First of all, what were you all doing that night who was not evacuated?
I was gathering up all my pet equipment not being used for the SPCA so they could get the pets out of the disaster, and I gave to the Red Cross. I volunteered at one of the shelters in Edmonton. By the way, of which, Rachel Notely visited. What were you doing?
This is not fair to any of the officials involved in the media of this disaster. It was likely a party that was planned with paid for reservations, if I were her, I still would have celebrated the milestone too.
This disaster affected all of us Albertans and we all contributed in our own way. Rachel Notely handled this as well as the most seasoned politician ever could have.
What I don’t like is all the political posturing going on; it is clear they are using our disaster, Alberta’s disaster, and riding on the heavy coattails of all those affected here in Alberta! Yes, you’re getting my dander up!
There needs to be a law made that politicians can’t use natural disasters for their own political gain.
Rachel Notely did a wonderful job keeping the public informed. Her work with Scott Long and the Fire Chiefs, RCMP Officials, etc was outstanding to all of us Albertans.
As far as I’m concerned, and I’m sure I speak for many of us here in Alberta, this is a bogus rant for the Rebel to herald.
commented 2016-05-12 12:28:15 -0400
Notley reminds me of an individual called Nero from ancient Rome!
commented 2016-05-12 12:13:36 -0400
Thats your typical left wing, low morales and values socialism at its finest.
Would you expect anything more from this demoralizing, anti job. anti prosperity, anti anything worthwhile and good for the people socialist ?
As Chruchill once said; “Socialism………… is the equal sharing of misery”
commented 2016-05-12 11:39:31 -0400
Fort Mac burns while the Notley Comrades celebrate in a bar called THE RED STAR, and Justin hides in Ottawa! How appropriate…
This is a perfect metaphor for what the Notleys, Wynnes and Trudeaus are doing to my country. Burning it to the ground and reveling in it. They need to do this in order to build their New World Order on the ashes and rubble of what once was our great country, Canada.
Why are we allowing them to get away with this?
We are forced to play by the rules they make that they don’t play by. Maybe the only solution, realistic and effective solution, is to be found in the angry rantings of the Andrews, et al…
Complaining about it ain’t doin’ shyte!
At what point is too much, too much!?
commented 2016-05-12 11:08:41 -0400
Nathan W: Please read Michael Doll’s comment closely. Had the whole city burned to the ground you would then know how important that city really is. Fortunately reparation will come soon. This IS Alberta. Cameron Robock: Respect is given when respect is earned! How much respect did Rachael and her Henchmen earn when: They shit on and ridiculed Alberta farmers, they tried to illegally strong arm Rebel News from doing their job, they actually broke into the chambers and demand a re-vote because Rachael’s Che watch malfunctioned and they missed the actual vote,and of course the Taber Tit’s karma comment as the fire raged. The list goes on and on. THESE NDP CLOWNS will use anything they can for political leverage at any time, so suck it up if this hurts, but expect the critics to unload. The witch and her cohorts have it coming. I love Alberta and if I think my criticizing will help expose these morons I’ll do it whenever the fuck I want. Jay Kelly: I thought you, Ronny C, Penson and Scicilliano were on your Venezuelan vacation. If you do go please stay forever. Nothead was having a “BUSINESS” meeting at the bar. Must have been discussing some more communist strategy. I won’t harp on you anymore now Jay, you’d better run and service your money loosing windmill, now that you have admitted to living in OntariOWE!!
commented 2016-05-12 11:03:34 -0400
@ Jay Kelly, Harry Beest, Andrew Eden-Balfour, Cameron Robock, Nathan W

If you socialists really think it is okay for Notley and her wrecking crew to celebrate their first year in office while Ft. McMurray burns, then that says a lot about your immoral character. You make excellent socialists. (no, that is not a compliment)
commented 2016-05-12 11:01:49 -0400
Nutley is a prime example of NDP caring about the people it pretends to lead. It is most likely that, behind the scenes, Rachel and her Satanic minions were doing their happy dance over the destruction of Fort McMurray – and they are probably very disappointed that only around 10% of the city was actually destroyed! But publicly partying at the RED STAR is really analogous to Nero fiddling while Rome burned! She is one who can only be compared to the likes of Nero, Hitler, Mugabe, etc.!
commented 2016-05-12 10:35:08 -0400
The Red Star, you say? One of THE emblems of official communism. Go figure!
commented 2016-05-12 09:33:34 -0400
commented 2016-05-12 09:24:57 -0400