December 22, 2017

Guess who won Ottawa insiders “fun” poll about which talking head should be silenced?

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

The Hill Times is a newspaper for Canadian political insiders on Parliament Hill.

The pricey weekly publication that no one in Ottawa uses their own money to pay for, has some news, lots of gossip, and lots of who’s who vanity stories.

If Parliament is a private club, the Hill Times is like the club’s newsletter. Once a year, they have a fun, gossipy year-end issue with a survey of Parliament Hill MPs and staff.

They ask questions like, who is the hardest-working MP, who is the best MP, who is the worst MP. They take it seriously and use a polling company called Forum to handle it, to statistically weight it by party affiliation. Over a hundred political insiders voted.

It won’t surprise you to know that Justin Trudeau won the survey as the most valuable MP. It’s a Liberal town after all, and he’s their boss and meal ticket.

But the survey takers are anonymous and can be honest about who the worst politician in Ottawa is, this time choosing Bill Morneau, the unethical finance minister, who has brought so much scandal with him.

It’s a clubby, gossipy survey, but it’s also honest, and interesting. Aren’t you curious about what Parliament Hill insiders say will be the most important issue in 2018?

Some of it’s just fun — like where their favourite Happy Hour place is in Ottawa, who’s the most approachable cabinet minister — and you may disagree with some of the results, but look at this survey question: Which talking head would you most like to silence.

And there I am, Rebel Media’s Ezra Levant, by far in first place at 13.4% with second-place finisher, CBC’s Rosemary Barton, at 7.5%.

What do you make of that?

Well, I’m going to tell you what I make of it, beginning with the fact that it’s extremely weird that a newspaper of any sort would want to ask the government who they would want to silence and censor.

But, it also shows how effective our tiny little website is.

The CBC gets $1.5B a year from the government. Our entire annual budget is a fraction of 1% of that. The CBC burns our annual budget in a few hours and is forced into everyone’s home through mandatory carriage in your cable package.

And yet we loom so large in the minds of Liberal, insider Ottawa that they hate us more than anyone else. Little us.

NEXT: Independent journalist from Sweden, Annika Hernroth-Rothstein, joins me to discuss the current state of the country related to effects of mass migration.

THEN: Director of the Middle East Forum, Daniel Pipes, comes on to talk about Trump’s UN controversy and we take a closer look at how other countries voted. 

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commented 2017-12-29 04:25:22 -0500
It’s almost as if they admit they cannot refute you logically and demonstrably. Things are going well :D
commented 2017-12-29 04:19:48 -0500
It’s almost as if they admit they cannot refute you logically and demonstrably. Things are going well :D
commented 2017-12-24 12:11:07 -0500
Only Communist wannabees or other totalitarian regimes fantasize about silencing people. Wear the badge proudly Ezra and delight in the fact that no matter how much they pretend to ignore you, your’re effectively bothering their asses.
commented 2017-12-24 10:15:03 -0500
Merry Christmas Rebels. God bless you Rebel staff. Stay safe.
commented 2017-12-24 03:34:30 -0500
Oh please. Pallister is busy taking the axe to the Manitoba health care system. I really wish the Manitoba conservatives could have picked a better leader. Well, at least he is not as bad as Patrick Brown.
commented 2017-12-23 22:42:58 -0500
Ron Voss —-Very good analogy; Harper accepted her resignation.
If Harper was in Scheer’s shoes the other day when Trudeau apologized in Parliament, what would he have said? Sometimes Harper could be tough, and he was always smart.
Ron, Harper might have brought up your analogy.
commented 2017-12-23 22:26:47 -0500
Space Moose—You have nothing to worry about, if Trudeau’s Bell Hops put you in jail , Premier Pallister will get you out before noon.
In the morning he is busy counting his Somalian Migrants that walked into his Province from the US.
This will take him a long time in 2018.
commented 2017-12-23 22:26:03 -0500
Ron Joseph, one is reminded of Conservative MP Bev Ota who resigned in 2012. In June 2011 on a business trip to London Oda ditched reservations at a five-star hotel where the conference she was attending was being held to stay instead at the posh and more expensive Savoy Hotel, which continued to offer smoking rooms. Subsequently, a Canadian Press reporter revealed that taxpayers picked up the tab for Oda’s cancellation fee at the first hotel as well as the $287 difference in the price of lodgings and the cost of an infamous $16 glass of orange juice. The minister was forced to pay back some of the expenses hours after the story emerged. And, as you say, all he had to do was apologize, but he did not even apologize. He said he was “sorry”: “I should have taken precautions and cleared my family vacation in dealing with the Aga Khan in advance. I’m sorry I didn’t”, an example of a non-apology apology.
commented 2017-12-23 22:14:22 -0500
Space Moose Commented:

“In this day and age, anything can be considered hate speech or inciting violence.

Yep..
commented 2017-12-23 22:10:36 -0500
Tammie Putinski-Zandbelt—-I can see them giving Trudeau a break if he only broke one law, but he broke four laws. No other PM has been convicted of anything like this before.
There are cases where a Civil Servant has been fired for excepting a $3.00 gift, while one of Trudeau’s mistakes netted him $250,000.00, and all he had to do is apologize.
Don’t worry though, as Scheer forgave him.
commented 2017-12-23 21:59:56 -0500
In this day and age, anything can be considered hate speech or inciting violence.
commented 2017-12-23 21:37:26 -0500
Ron Joseph, excellent post. Yes, we do need a STRONGER Opposition leader.
Andrew Scheer isn’t the man to counter all the corruption and totalitarian tactics of LPC. He didn’t call for the PM to resign after being found guilty by the Ethics Commissioner; how odd is that?!!
commented 2017-12-23 21:20:32 -0500
Trudeau and his Muslim Cabinet who are infusing the Country with oppression are using these "Police Knocking On Your Door Nazi Tactics. " However we must remember that it is Andrew Scheer and the Conservative Opposition who are allowing them to get away with using these
Draconian Policies. The Opposition IS PAID to make sure these raids do not happen to Canadian Citizens.
We can only get rid of Trudeau through a STRONGER Opposition Leader!
commented 2017-12-23 20:35:06 -0500
Space Moose, I do not recall any of your posts inciting violence or threatening to commit violence. If you are worried about the police, don’t be!
commented 2017-12-23 20:33:13 -0500
Space Moose, the police do monitor some forums…what I think is happening is there are people tasked by the government to monitor on-line posts in all it’s formats. I also think there are specific groups reading comments and reporting posters when they are offended by the truth, or if they perceive a violation…. feelings over facts seems to be the way of the world these days!
commented 2017-12-23 20:25:58 -0500
So you are saying the police are reading what I say here?
commented 2017-12-23 20:12:36 -0500
It will be a good day in Canada hell ..when we see trudeau and his band of goofs running..and scrambling…let’s hope it won’t be too late for Real Canadians..
commented 2017-12-23 19:52:03 -0500
Here’s another: a 46 yr old man in Quebec city has been arrested last night by the RCMP for what he said on social media about muslims. He has been spotted by a special team of the RCMP who monitors what is written on the internet and who advises the public that you can be criminally charged for incitement to hate against a specific group. That’s the Canada we now live in, sorry Canadastan, governed by the Islamic Party of Canada, formerly LPC. So my friend, shut up, swallow everything the gov’t and their media say, pay your taxes, submit to the dictators in charge, and smoke your pot. When freedom of speech is forbidden, violence normally follows. From now on, I will be careful in what I write in Canadastan, until I have enough and quit this hellhole.
commented 2017-12-23 19:09:50 -0500
Space Moose, people are being monitored for wrong think…and there are people who happily report those for having opinions and plainly disagree with the government. Governments throughout the West are implementing laws to make it illegal to discuss the problems.
commented 2017-12-23 17:38:05 -0500
I have a big mirror in my foyer.When they appear at my door and ask for mutaween I am going to tell them to look in the mirror.
commented 2017-12-23 17:08:10 -0500
I don’t think it is as simple as the police coming onto this website and hunting people down. There is more to it than that. That is why I mention social media. People probably post a rebel link and write something about it. That is how it gets the attention of others.
commented 2017-12-23 16:14:04 -0500
I guess all Rebels better have recording devices..What a fucked up Country Canada has turned into because of the slime sniveler trudeau and his sniveling supporters..

In 1814 we took a little trip
Along with Colonel Jackson down the mighty Mississip
We took a little bacon and we took a little beans
And we caught the bloody British in a town in New Orleans

We fired our guns and the British kept a-comin’
There wasn’t nigh as many as there was a while ago
We fired once more and they begin to runnin’
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico
(One-two-three, with a-one-two-three)

We looked down a river
(Hut-two)
And we see’d the British come
(Three-four)
And there must have been a hundred of’em
(Hut-two)
Beatin’ on the drums
(Three-four)
They stepped so high
(Hut-two)
And they made their bugles ring
(Three-four)
We stood by our cotton bales
(Hut-two)
And didn’t say a thing
(Two-three-four)

We fired our guns and the British kept a-comin’
There wasn’t nigh as many as there was a while ago
We fired once more and they begin to runnin’
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico

Old Hickory said we could take ‘em by surprise
(One-hut, two-three-four)
If we didn’t fire our muskets
(One-hut, two-three-four)
‘Till we looked ’em in the eye
(One-hut, two-three-four)
We held our fire
(Hut, two-three-four)
’Till we see’d their faces well
Then we opened up our squirrel guns
And really gave ’em – well we

Fired our guns and the British kept a-comin’
There wasn’t nigh as many as there was a while ago
We fired once more and they begin to runnin’
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico

Yeah, they ran through the briars
(One-hup-two)
And they ran through the brambles
(Hup-two-three-four)
And they ran through the bushes
(Hup-two)
Where the rabbit couldn’t go
(Hup-two-three-four)
They ran so fast
(Hup-two)
That the hounds couldn’t catch ’em
(One-two-three-four)
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico
(One-two, hup-two-three-four)

We fired our cannon ’til the barrel melted down
So we grabbed an alligator and we fought another round
We filled his head with cannon balls, and powdered his behind
And when we touched the powder off the gator lost his mind

We fired our guns and the British kept a-comin’
There wasn’t nigh as many as there was a while ago
We fired once more and they begin to runnin’
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico

Yeah, they ran through the briars
(Hup-one-two)
And they ran through the brambles
(One-two-three-four)
And they ran through the bushes
(Hup-two)
Where the rabbit couldn’t go
(Hup-two-three-four)
They ran so fast
(Hup-two)
That the hounds couldn’t catch ’em
(One-two-three-four)
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico
(One-two, hup-two-three-four)

Hut-two-three-four
Sound off, three-four
Hut-two-three-four
Sound off, three-four
Hut-two-three-four
Hut-two-three-four.
commented 2017-12-23 14:12:06 -0500
correction, Islamization.
commented 2017-12-23 14:10:58 -0500
Dan, I remember you mentioned something before. I kept re reading your post hoping you were joking. I didn’t want to believe it. Now it has happened again and you live out in the boonies. Record, record, please record any further visits.
I have definitely modified my speech since Justin has been dictator. I really can’t modify it any more with out feeling I am being ‘quelled’ so I will carry on. There is one word in particular I never use when I am complaining about the Islamifization of Canada for example and ‘barbaric’ isn’t it. It is the ideology I am attacking and will fight for my right to do so. I also don’t curb my feelings of disgust when it comes to the leadership in this country ( they are all a bunch of pussies) but I do refrain from really saying what they deserve or what I’d like to do to the lot of them.
I am hoping ‘truth’ is still a defence, because I plan on repeating regularly that the Muslim Brotherhood is very well entrenched in our country including links within our government. I was born into a free country and that’s what I plan on leaving behind.

Space Moose pull your socks up or run and hide. The choice is yours.
commented 2017-12-23 12:59:06 -0500
Well congratulations. “If the world hates you, remember that It hated me first “
Jesus Christ at the last supper.
You’re in good company
Merry Christmas
commented 2017-12-23 12:29:50 -0500
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OFF TOPIC
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commented 2017-12-23 12:28:09 -0500
Space Moose, do what you feel is best for you. I don’t think posting a link on social media will result in a visit from the police…not yet anyway!
commented 2017-12-23 12:19:20 -0500
If these Lieberal clowns voted Trudy their #1 MVP you know they are delusional. Trudy couldn’t form a coherent sentence let alone run a country. But he sure came grovel!!!!!

Ezra; Congrats on your award, it shows The Rebel is doing a good job. Keep up the pressure.
commented 2017-12-23 12:09:19 -0500
Ezra, when the government wants to shut you up, you know you are doing a good job.
commented 2017-12-23 11:50:01 -0500
So does the police monitor the rebel and chase after people that make comments? Or do people get reported to the police. Now it has me thinking twice about reposting a rebel link on social media.