August 16, 2015

FUNNY: Communist Alberta NDP MLA Rod Loyola has "new appreciation for workers" -- after trip to oil field MUSEUM

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Rod Loyola is a new Alberta NDP MLA -- and a communist. It's true! Check out the videos of Loyola praising Hugo Chavez, and "gangsta-rapping" against capitalism.

Like everyone else on Premier Rachel Notley's team, he opposes the fossil fuels -- and has no experience working on the oil patch, which is pretty extraordinary for a group of people governing Alberta.

Loyola must have figured it was time for him to learn more about the industry, though, so this "champion of the proletariat" ventured out to a drilling rig.

Except, thanks to his boss Rachel Notley, 75% of the province's rigs aren't active right now.

So Loyola did the next best thing. You might find yourself humming that Joni Mitchell song about how, "They took all the trees, put 'em in a tree museum..."

 

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commented 2015-08-19 06:35:58 -0400
Chavez was a communist, period, which overwhelmingly suggests that Loyola is also a communist by virtue of his strong admiration and support for Chavez. It’s just like Trudeau’s love of China.
Harper’s condolences to the Venezuelan people were just a non-partisan acknowledgement of Chavez’s passing, and expressed renewed hope for better diplomatic relations with his successor (translation: maybe the next guy won’t be such a DICK-tator).
commented 2015-08-19 06:15:37 -0400
Thanks for the quotes, Robert.
commented 2015-08-18 20:37:36 -0400
Detached from reality, you are so right Wayne. That they are, and the rest of us will pay for it.
commented 2015-08-18 19:58:11 -0400
Most left wingers have secure tenured jobs in the education system and have never actually worked at anything manual in their lives. They sing the praises of communism but none have ever gone to work in a communist country. They are all for the workers but few have ever met one. Big union bosses is a close as they ever get to real workers. They live in middle class isolation in suburbs and never live in a working class area of anyplace. They spend all their lives in the university system and then tell their students that they don’t know about the realities of life. This makes them very detached from reality. They spend their careers knocking the very capitalist system that gives them their cushy lifestyle and secure tenure. They grade students by how left wing they are. Then we get a build up of high marks Marxists working as “experts” for political parties and governments. The sad thing is that so many students rack up so much debt just to listen to these clowns.
commented 2015-08-18 16:59:50 -0400
RB, and that he looked forward “to working with (Chavez’s) successor and other leaders in the region to build a hemisphere that is more prosperous, secure and democratic.”
‘More’ being the operative word, as in Venezuela was not any of those things, prosperous, secure or democratic, under Chavez. Harper looked forward to working with Chavez’s successor. Makes sense to me. At least there was some hope there.

Chavez was a communist, and I would question anyone who would wax romantic about that guy. Failed, he failed. Communism never works, it always fails. Loyola is one of those questionable guys.
commented 2015-08-18 16:42:19 -0400
CANADIAN PRESS: As Chavez, 58, finally succumbed Tuesday to the cancer that he had been fighting for nearly two years, Harper had kind words only for the Venezuelan people that the charismatic leftist had left behind. The prime minister said he was offering his “condolences to the people of Venezuela,” and that he looked forward “to working with (Chavez’s) successor and other leaders in the region to build a hemisphere that is more prosperous, secure and democratic.”

Maybe RON BISSETT can add this to Prime Minister Harper’s Wikipedia…
As I said in an earlier comment I too was in that same room with Rod Loyola and many other Canadians remembering Hugo Chavez. Not only in Edmonton but mourned and remembered around the world.
commented 2015-08-18 15:43:53 -0400
After watching this video, I went straight to Rod Loyola’s wikipedia page and added this update: Although Mr. Loyola sits in the Alberta Legislature under the banner of the Alberta New Democratic Party, he has demonstrated strong communist leanings through his worshipful affection and support for Hugo Chávez, former president of Venezuela, as can be seen in this report from therebel.media: http://www.therebel.media/rodloyola

This edit opens up a broader understanding of this person’s political stance as a public figure. I hope the edit holds and they don’t go in and delete it to hide this embarrassment. If they do, I’ll just repost it till they get sick of it and take down his page or leave it alone.
commented 2015-08-17 18:46:31 -0400
When I attended Ezra’s Emergency Town- Hall meeting in Edmonton Ezra got us all to send a text message to a number that automatically recruited us as The Rebel members – He invited us all to tune in to The Rebel and then called on everyone in the audience to become THE MEDIA utilizing Websites, Blogs, Twitters, Facebook and YouTube Channels – I already had all 5 social media tools operating at full capacity for 9 years – I’m already a Rebel ready to pursue truth and justice – Then at the end of the day Ezra gave me a personal interview on the question of earning trust in the media… Here’s that interview LIZA ROSIE – enjoy Rebels! https://youtu.be/IZhqyK0wc1s

What I learned from that interview with Ezra is he gets all his bad video material on Rod Loyola and the NDP from a guy’s sister he use to go to Law school with – The sister is a member of the Communist Party of Canada and Marxist Leninist.
commented 2015-08-17 17:59:37 -0400
Spam

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v. To send unsolicited e-mail to.
v. To send (a message) indiscriminately to multiple mailing lists, individuals, or newsgroups.

I just listened to your “invitation” except I didn’t hear any invitation, could you tell me what you think Ezra said to you?
If you do an article for the rebel megaphone, you wouldn’t be spam, and people could choose to comment or not, and it wouldn’t come off as spam. I don’t want to shut you up, I just don’t think you are putting links to your work in an appropriate place, do a column, or megaphone, and put as many of your Youtubes on there as you want. You are a constant distraction here in the comment/forum.
commented 2015-08-17 16:22:28 -0400
LIZA – Spam ?
No Liza – it’s called free speech and freedom of the press. Both Ezra and I understand how the news media works. Ezra as a former Sun news media pundit and me as a newspaper printer (Post Media/ Sun Media) of 42 years. I continue as a citizen news reporter / video journalist going into 9 years with over a quarter million views world-wide just on my YouTube channel. Unlike The Rebel Media Edmonton’s Active Citizenship – free news sharing is a FREE NEWS SERVICE where not one penny is exchanged between me, advertisers or YouTube channel. I have in past been hired as a media agent and once did a photo shoot of Jim Prentice. I also have 10 years experience in public and media relations from my theatre years.

Both Ezra and I are trying to deliver to our readers and subscribers 2 different opinions about the Alberta MLA Rod Loyola. Ezra say’s Rod is a funny commie and I say Rod is serious compassionate man who loves to help people. I have no clue if he’s a communist and I don’t think Ezra knows for certain either.

The formula Ezra and I are both using is what Media Baron Izzy Asper (my former employer) once said " If you want the people to hear the message you need to say it 10-15 times… Ezra has cleverly done this utilizing social media to repeat again and again Rod Loyola is a funny guy.

I do from time to time post my FREE news sharing website address from time to time because it has links to hundreds of free news sharing stories that you’ll never find here on The Rebel and it features an art section that freely promotes the arts and music in Edmonton including my own art work… http://www.ciactivist.org/

Both Ezra and I are indeed on opposite political ends but we are both on the same page defending each others rights and freedoms to defend free speech and freedom of the press. He’s also friendly and approachable in person but don’t get in the cross hairs of his media pundit side. That’s a job he’s pretty good at … sometimes.
commented 2015-08-17 16:11:24 -0400
Re the 75% inactive rigs:

In the text you say “Except, thanks to his boss Rachel Notley, 75% of the province’s rigs aren’t active right now.” That’s not true, lack of rig activity is due to low oil prices.

In the video you say “Low prices wounded the industry, and the NDP revenge tax finished them off.” This is correct, but but, I think that it would be more accurate to say that the low prices oil prices “fatally wounded” the industry and the NDP revenge tax is just kicking a dead industry while it’s down.

I liked the rest of the video, but when you slip these inaccuracies in it makes it easy for people to dismiss the rest of your argument.

Last Friday WTI spot prices were ~US$42.23 and Albertan Western Canada Select (WCS) spot was US$22.64 (yes, $22/bbl!). That’s why oil companies aren’t drilling. That’s why the government isn’t going to have bags of cash to spend this year. Even if they got a 35% “Loyolaty” rate they still wouldn’t be close to the revenues from last year. Of course, with 35% royalty rates and $22/bbl nobody will be drilling for oil in Alberta. Now THAT would make the AGW campaigners happy.
commented 2015-08-17 15:00:21 -0400
Richard – It seems odd that you are posting your business articles, in the comment section. Why aren’t you writing an article, and then receiving comments, as the other writers are?
commented 2015-08-17 14:58:39 -0400
You keep repeating that, its pathetic. You were invited the same as he would invite anyone to check it out. It wasn’t an invitation to spam.
commented 2015-08-17 14:57:32 -0400
I don’t click on your self promoting links Brinkman. There are plenty of other places I can go to, to find out what the left is thinking, no lack there. Flooding the comments pages with your links just annoys people, plain and simple. It is why I don’t check out your ‘work’.
commented 2015-08-17 14:25:46 -0400
DEBORAH GRAUPNER – Ezra Levant personally invited me here to The Rebel Media when I met Ezra in Edmonton – A very cool guy when you meet Ezra in person, here’s my citizen news interview with Ezra – YouTube “Time out with The Rebel Ezra Levant – Trusting Today’s News Media” https://youtu.be/IZhqyK0wc1s
commented 2015-08-17 14:22:05 -0400
Yesterday I shared one of my YouTube reports published as a citizen news reporter showing a side of newly elected MLA Rod Loyola you have never seen before, pure love and goodwill for others expressed by Rod Loyola https://youtu.be/o9-oYkNAEOE

Edmonton’s Active Citizenship – Free News Sharing http://www.ciactivist.org/
commented 2015-08-17 14:19:29 -0400
Richard – why are you posting your articles here? It seems you are running a business, piggy backing on Ezra’s.
commented 2015-08-17 13:25:08 -0400
You sure are some strange breed of Albertan Brinkman. I have never come across anyone who voted for someone based on how much " love" they felt they would receive over a guy who had a sound, logical plan. To suggest that the influence of Ezra’s reporting and opinions is such that we are incapable of putting the facts together and forming our own opinions, is rather insulting. I am completely clear on the intentions and motives of the Alberta NDP.

To say " Albertans did not vote to shut down BIG OIL rather they voted for oil revenues to be shared equally for the benefit of all Canadians" shows an inability to connect the dots. It is not even a rational statement. Look at it from the cause and effect aspect, if not the misguided psychology of the whole mess that was the last Alberta election.
" It truly is about love, rights and freedom for others", meaningless words without logic.
I fled Ontario, decades ago and moved to Alberta. I have recently relocated to BC. Alberta is finished for probably close to a decade.
There will be no oil revenues to “share”. There will be no money, you will feel no love, who will you blame it on?
Regarding the love and respect you say people have for Chavez , many people have connected the dots to a point where it is clearly understood, that a decade of unbridled spending and price controls left Venezuela with high inflation, shortages, poverty, and all the problems and misery that brought to his people. Sure his people loved being handed everything, and when the money was gone they were unhappy and had misdirected blame. Chavez is the one to blame. Nice guy though.
commented 2015-08-17 12:44:44 -0400
Hey, that’s my MLA you are talking about! Following a visit to Leduc No. 1 I would recommend a visit to an unemployment centre, a history museum, a WWII museum, human rights museum and to read up on the scourge of 20th Century communism.

He is a prime example of what happens with a throw the bums out attitude like what happened here last spring. In the previous election this same man barely registered with voters, yet he gets a landslide this election. 3.5 yrs to go!
commented 2015-08-17 12:44:44 -0400
Hey, that’s my MLA you are talking about! Following a visit to Leduc No. 1 I would recommend a visit to an unemployment centre, a history museum, a WWII museum, human rights museum and to read up on the scourge of 20th Century communism.

He is a prime example of what happens with a throw the bums out attitude like what happened here last spring. In the previous election this same man barely registered with voters, yet he gets a landslide this election. 3.5 yrs to go!
commented 2015-08-17 10:54:44 -0400
Richard Brinkman Speaking as one Albertan, Albertans did not vote to shut down BIG OIL rather they voted for oil revenues to be shared equally for the benefit of all Canadians including as you call yourself a “BLOODY ONTARIAN.”

Albertan’s voted for no such thing. In fact, the majority of Albertan’s voted against the NDP by 52%. It’s because of the vote split between the WR and PC’s that the NDP got in. The result is that our energy industry is shutting down. As far as paying blackmail to these other provinces, Albertan’s have already had over 300 billion stolen from them to keep the likes of Quebec and others who have wrecked their own economies and driven investment and jobs away, and have been treated crap for it.
commented 2015-08-17 10:44:45 -0400
Richard Brinkman : Today’s problems in Venezuela belongs to Nicolás Maduro, not Hugo Chavez

Today’s problems in Venezuela are the direct result of Chavez. He was a communist crazy who destroyed industry after industry in Venezuela.
commented 2015-08-17 09:54:01 -0400
JUDITH said “The people of Alberta have voted to close down oil production in their province”
JUDITH… perhaps you don’t know Albertans very well or how to love in a Canadian democracy?

I can say with all due respect Judith you seem somewhat disillusioned of what the NDP plans to do in the Oil Patch no thanks to our friend Ezra Levant and his ideas. Speaking as one Albertan, Albertans did not vote to shut down BIG OIL rather they voted for oil revenues to be shared equally for the benefit of all Canadians including as you call yourself a “BLOODY ONTARIAN.”

It truly is about love, rights and freedom for others so let me expand on this more – Here is a montage I published from hours of my citizen news reporting of some of the reasons why the Alberta’s NDP became our new Government… It will give you a new perspective of who we are as Albertans and why we love you in Ontario as neighbours and friends – YouTube: https://youtu.be/96wrXx_l_Mc
commented 2015-08-17 09:05:31 -0400
Pierre Trudeau was a communist…he didn’t identify with that label…he just did communism…you don’t have to self-identify with something to be one. Some people don’t even know who they are! The people of Alberta have voted to close down oil production in their province…let them sweat when the find themselves in poverty…just like us in Ontario are sweating blood… We have been warned countless time to know our politicians yet we still vote for hair and eyes and ‘personality’ even if it is manufactured for a few seconds (Mulcair)…give me steady, faithful and sensible Harper as long as possible…we don’t need royalty…we need quality and dependable sane government…Yeah Harper…our only hope for the next 4 years…without him, I just might pack up and leave Canada.
commented 2015-08-17 08:40:39 -0400
Actually ROBERT HEWGILL let the TRUTH BE KNOWN coming from the small group of protesters in Alberta – I have published 2 Free News Sharing YouTubes on 1 playlist from 2 separate rallies on the steps of the Alberta Legislature by Venezuelan Canadians who have protested over the poor economic conditions facing Venezuelans today under the present President of Venezuela Nicolás Maduro. When I asked the protesters about the Hugo Chavez they just like Prime Minister Harper and MLA Rod Loyola had nothing but good things to say about the Hugo Chavez…
DIRECT to Venezuelan youtube playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6mLiviYKzA&list=PLfl2U_66He_n-RO41hGrDBpUhkaMCt2o_

Today’s problems in Venezuela belongs to Nicolás Maduro, not Hugo Chavez who was loved and respected around the world … Well except for Ezra Levant and George W. Bush… My favorite Hugo Chavez moment : 2006: Chavez calls Bush “the devil” YouTube : https://youtu.be/lOsABwCrn3E

Edmonton’s Active Citizenship – Free News Sharing YouTube Playlists – Enjoy Rebel Media Friends! http://www.ciactivist.org/FREENEWSARRCHIVES.html
commented 2015-08-17 08:35:39 -0400
Richard Brinkman, it sounds as though you do not think policy makes a difference. Of course I want as honest a politician as possible, who doesn’t? However, the party policies are very important as well, probably the most important.
commented 2015-08-17 03:13:51 -0400
Richard Brinkman : The Venezuelan people have been enslaved at the hands of Chavez. Their country and economy destroyed and freedoms repressed. A loaf of bread now costs $200.00 and an iphone $50,000.00. Yes they don’t need condolences, they need the tools of freedom. That’s what Harper should be sending them.
commented 2015-08-17 01:01:12 -0400
Correction: I was in the same room when Rod remembered the great Hugo Chavez who as a leader was honest, truthful and defended the rights and freedoms of all Venezuelans… He was recognized around the world as a GREAT man and I’m certainly not a communist.

added note: When Hugo Chavez died even Prime Minister Harper issued a statement that offered “condolences to the people of Venezuela… Does that make Harper a Communist?
commented 2015-08-17 00:55:26 -0400
Canadians, you better not make the same mistake federally that they made in Alberta, or this country is done like dinner.