May 06, 2017

Progress Alberta “kicks conservatives in the teeth”

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

Last weekend, an activist named Duncan Kinney, of a far left advocacy group called Progress Alberta, gave a speech at the Alberta Federation of Labour’s annual convention. 

WATCH my video on his remarks here

In that speech, he said (and I’m quoting), “We are the organization that kicks conservatives in the teeth."

Well, that doesn’t sound very nice.

Kinney explained his comments as part of a bigger point. He told Metro Edmonton:

“After that I detailed campaigns and efforts we’d undergone in order to show how effective we are as an independent non-profit organization,” ...“What we referenced directly after that was non-instances of violence but instances where we used facts to bring conservative politicians down a peg.”

Kinney wants to make the point that there is a greater context to his remarks about kicking conservatives in the teeth and I’ll take him at his word.  

I’ll be fair in a way that is never afforded to our side.

Would a conservative ever be able to explain away a clumsy phrase as part of the bigger picture and everyone would just be fine with it?

Let’s just stop and imagine what the mainstream media and the NDP would do if Ezra Levant said he was going to kick Rachel Notley in the teeth. CBC would go supernova.

The lack of consistency from our progressive overlords annoyed me so I sent emails to the AFL and two NDP ministers who were at the AFL convention. I wanted to know if they were outraged by what Kinney has said, the way they would be if a conservative had uttered those words.

All I got was deafening silence.

And I’m not the speech police, anyway. I hate that stuff.  

But what I do care about is the hypocrisy of the NDP, with their rules for us that they don't follow themselves. And I care about how the mainstream media lets the NDP get away with this double standard, and how the mainstream media has a double standard of their own.

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commented 2017-05-07 23:45:41 -0400
LMAO, try kicking this conservative in the teeth and you will lose yours you marxist twerp.
commented 2017-05-07 05:55:15 -0400
I checked out the Progress Alberta’s web site, out of curiosity, as I’m from BC. All I want to say is, we need to ensure, that group of total social justice warriors stay in your beautiful province and keep the hell away from ours. Next time someone asks me why I have a huge issue with the left,I will send them to Progress Alberta’s site to make my point. Thank you SJW (never thought I would ever say that).
commented 2017-05-06 18:09:51 -0400
Progress Alberta describes itself as “an independent non-profit dedicated to building a more progressive Alberta”, which translates as “…building a more socialist Alberta”.
Its self-described “distinguished” Advisory Board is populated with with environmental, union and social activists, including the leader of the Alberta NDP from 2000 to 2004 and the President of the Alberta Federation of Labour:
http://www.progressalberta.ca/advisoryboard

While they say they stand for “Provincial and municipal governments that answer to its citizens – not corporate interests”, the reality is that they stand for provincial and municipal governments that advance the “progressive”, that is, socialist cause and agenda and answer to unions and special interest groups, including environmental activists and social justice activists.
commented 2017-05-06 13:00:42 -0400
If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – forever.
- George Orwell
commented 2017-05-06 12:56:09 -0400
Thanks for holding the ‘progressives’ feet to the fire and exposing their duplicity.
commented 2017-05-06 09:59:05 -0400
My question is how many teachers are members of progess Alberta???
commented 2017-05-05 23:15:04 -0400
Bolsheviks always resort to violence – because they most all have an IQ similar to their shoe size! That is why they have such short life-expectancy. Just not bright enough to survive the chaos they create.
commented 2017-05-05 21:08:33 -0400
At the risk of angering some of my fellow Albertans, I have to say this – this is the second time an arrogant industry in an 3 industry province started talking like the sky will sxxt money forever so lets get all we can there’s no end in sight. The Oil industry-dependent Klein government learned it’s humbling lesson about nurturing a diverse economy before projecting budgets on single industry income – The Dips are doing the same thing as they see big government and its unions as a sustainable industry.

You just have to make more trips to the revenue (tax) forest where the money trees grow when your favorite industry taps out – right Rach?

If this current economic/resource slump lasts another year, it will become semi permanent effecting mostly middle class incomes – hide your assets the Dips are about to tax anything visible that has intrinsic value
commented 2017-05-05 19:27:21 -0400
LOL, how very progressive of them,using violence as an analogy to make their point (irrespective of context).

Maybe the reason this has been passed over by so many is because these are the same fragiles who need safe spaces and trigger warnings to insulate themselves even from from opposing thoughts; the idea that they would actually be able to kick anyone from their perpetual fetal position is laughable.
commented 2017-05-05 19:19:32 -0400
SHEILA , every time you expose the spirt cookers , you kill two sick birds with one stone, the other being the Alberta LUGENPRESSE
commented 2017-05-05 18:46:52 -0400
Trust the NDP to remain silent. Their Glass is always empty and never half full.