Vellacott’s Anti-Bullying Initiative

During those interminably long and boring days on Parliament Hill, the blithering fetus-humping Simpleton from Saskabush, MP Maurice Vellacott, can always be counted on to provide Comic Relief:

Standing Up To Fetus Bullying

Standing Up To Fetus Bullying

Yes, really:

A Conservative MP says anti-bullying initiatives popping up across the country should also apply to fetuses.

Maurice Vellacott of Saskatchewan says the most common bullying of all is the bullying and ultimate death of unborn children.

Is it just me or are these people careening down the road to self-parody at an alarming, perhaps even illegal, speed?

UPDATE:  Silent no more!  An ex-bullied ex-fetus speaks out.

35 Responses to “Vellacott’s Anti-Bullying Initiative”

  1. 1 Kev Kelly (@trapdinawrpool) Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    They may well have reached terminal velocity

  2. 2 cityprole Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    The Emperor (Steve) has no clothes!
    This is what comes of the shrunken gene pool in Saskabush; and this is probably why the Fed CRAPs want to send the unemployed there…nothing even vaguely intelligent in evidence, and all those filthy potash CEOs are screaming for desperately stupid workers to show up….why not take on this chimp in a suit, Vellacott….? He should be unemployed vis a vis Parliament…has no idea what he’s doing there, would probably make a good know, smart like tractor…

  3. 3 sassy Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    The Susan Komen Maurice Vellacott Pink Ribbon Campaign.

  4. 4 bleatmop Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    More evidence of the Tory caucus completely ignoring Harper, as I predicted they would. Expect this over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over again until people get tired of sticking up for women’s bodily autonomy and then expect that measure to stick and be a starting point. All they need is a starting point of the state encroaching on vaginas and uteri, then expect them to start piling it on that one point.

    Harper has no say in this matter. The only thing he can do is prevent them from becoming official government bills.

  5. 5 LS Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    First of all, this stupidest thing I’ve heard yet from an MP on this matter.

    Second, not all people from Saskatchewan are morons, please don’t lump us normal people in with this idiot who managed to get himself elected.

    As for all the people disparaging the whole province of Saskatchewan for the idiocy of one MP, calling us hicks, etc . . .may I remind you the brain trust that came up with M-312 was “city folk” from Ontario?

  6. 6 Terrence Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    I’ve heard of taking candy from a baby, but taking lunch money from a fetus? That’s a new one.

    “Ha, ha, stupid fetus! You don’t even have a home. You live inside a woman! ….. oh, hell, never mind.”

  7. 7 Beijing York Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    OMG! This is beyond ludicrous. Taunts because the have no legs or lack a spine? Vellacott is a certifiable idiot. Shame that someone so stupid can earn such a decent salary and pension.

  8. 8 annharvey Friday, May 18, 2012 at 6:01 am

    This man won a federal riding during a general election.. Accordingly, he now has a role in governing our country, redefining or eliminating our existing laws. His election helped Stephen Harper attain a majority government.. and we are now seeing the bitter & dangerous fruits of that.

    I would suggest that instead of ridiculing him for his obvious ignorance, your energy and insights are better aimed at the question of how this happened.. and ensuring it never happens again.

    Did he have credible or valid electoral opponents? Or did he flow into a void? Why did local folks vote for him? Was there any evidence of electoral grooming and fraud or were vote suppression tactics used in the riding? Are there entrenched partisan politics fostered within Universities in Saskatchewan? What do they stand for, if so? Were any American electoral services hired to support or interfere in the riding campaign?

    This very odd man Vellacott reminds me of Rob Anders in Alberta ..
    ie politicians even the local conservatives want to get rid of ….
    and that makes me wonder about a Prime Minister
    that thinks having rats in a granary.. is just fine.

  9. 9 Sixth Estate Friday, May 18, 2012 at 9:42 am

    Shame on all you people. I was a bullied fetus. I was confined in the dark for months. It took years before I could talk or go to the bathroom on my own.

    You people need to be more empathetic towards former bullied fetuses. Vellacott is right! The tyranny of maternity must be ended!

  10. 10 Scotian Friday, May 18, 2012 at 10:21 am

    Not only do I find this less than amusing I find it demeans and diminishes a very real problem, namely bullying. That said, am I very surprised to see a Harperite being willing to pervert a very real and serious issue to advance his own bugaboo? Of course not, but then I’ve always known these Harperites for what they are and how bad they were for this nation both individually and collectively as I wrote ad nauseum for years prior to the majority coming about.

    I will say this underscores just how sick and twisted some of these people are, to even considering advancing such an argument is ludicrously offensive, to do so on the suffering of so many people/victims of bullying, who end up being scarred by it for life (and that is when they don’t end up taking their own life because of it) is so morally repugnant and offensive even by the standards of the CPC that I find myself slightly surprised by it (only slightly, and that because I do have an innate core of decency which finds it hard to view anyone as so horrific until they actually demonstrate it),

    This really sickens me (I am not even touching on the abortion side of this, my views are already well known here and why I am pro-choice, and in this case for me the way bullying is being abused here is what truly sickens me, I mean even for the fetus fetishists this is a bit much).

  11. 11 Sixth Estate Friday, May 18, 2012 at 10:39 am

    The “let’s sneak in abortion under the guise of Issue X” tactic is an old and traditional dodge — see, most recently, Woodworth’s “redefinition of life” committee.

    But you’re right. Even by that already low standard, proposing that bullying = abortion is quite a stretch. Oddly enough, Vellacott also thinks it’s a hideous lefty notion that parents shouldn’t be allowed to spank their children. So not spanking your children = bullying = abortion.

  12. 12 JJ Friday, May 18, 2012 at 10:49 am

    That “boom!” you just heard was the Sound Barrier being broken as Vellacott zooms into self-parody at Mach 1.5

  13. 13 JJ Friday, May 18, 2012 at 10:53 am

    Someone needs to start a new site: “Chimp or Vellacott?”, a spin-off of that USian site “Chimp or Bush”.

    However, I would suggest that Saskatchewan isn’t necessarily the home of the brain dead: after all, Tommy Douglas hailed from Saskabush 😉 (And don’t we have an old and dear mutual friend from there? 😛 )

  14. 14 JJ Friday, May 18, 2012 at 10:55 am

    Well, pink’s taken, but what colour ribbons should we use for this anti-fetus bullying campaign? Black & Blue?

  15. 15 JJ Friday, May 18, 2012 at 10:59 am

    I think it’s been the concern about a Harper majority all along. Harper himself probably wouldn’t take the initiative to muck around in social issues that nobody outside of a small minority cares about, but his caucus is crawling with knuckledraggers who’d like nothing better. Harper can’t do anything to stop the Private Members’ Bills they might table, except instruct a sufficient number of his MPs to vote against them.

    Should be an interesting few years… 🙄

  16. 16 JJ Friday, May 18, 2012 at 11:04 am

    Vellacott has a long and proud tradition of stupidity, particularly when it comes to abortion. IIRC, a few years back he tried to pass a bill that would confer personhood rights on a zygote floating around in a petri dish.

    The stupid runs deep & strong in this one. Frightening.

  17. 17 JJ Friday, May 18, 2012 at 11:05 am

    Ding ding ding, we have a Winnah for Comment of the Day!

  18. 18 JJ Friday, May 18, 2012 at 11:09 am

    I don’t know about the legs, but lack of spine is a characteristic that runs rampant on Parliament Hill these days. Small wonder there’s empathy for the poor persecuted fetus.

  19. 19 JJ Friday, May 18, 2012 at 11:12 am

    I appreciate what you’re saying, but I have only enough insight and energy for ridicule. My job is to call attention to the problem by way of mockery, someone else can take it from there.

  20. 20 JJ Friday, May 18, 2012 at 11:14 am

    Shut the pie-hole, fetus-face, if you don’t want us to smack you around again.

    😉 😉 😉

  21. 21 JJ Friday, May 18, 2012 at 11:16 am

    On a serious note, this is pretty ignorant & depraved of Vellacott. Because what he’s really doing is trivializing the suffering of young gay people who are bullied, some to the point of suicide.

    What a despicable puke.

  22. 22 bleatmop Friday, May 18, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    “He should be unemployed vis a vis Parliament…has no idea what he’s doing there, would probably make a good know, smart like tractor…”

    And progressives wonder why working class people won’t wake up and vote for them…

  23. 23 bleatmop Friday, May 18, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    My feeling is that Harper’s caucus won’t allow him to block any bill that crawls up female genitalia that has the support/indifference of 50%+1 of the nation in at least one poll.

  24. 24 Sixth Estate Friday, May 18, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    You obviously have forgotten the latest research from Real Women of Canada: that’s not real bullying, it’s just “sheer frustration on the part of the “ordinary” student.”

    I’d like to hope that these sort of shenanigans are a sign of sheer desperation in Vellacott’s circle… unless they truly have become so absorbed in their own echo chamber that these sorts of crude absurdities actually make sense to them.

  25. 25 Friday, May 18, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Yes, and that is only one segment of youth that get bullied (if not the most prominent these days in terms of media attention). This is why I said what I did, even for these folks this is particularly disgusting given the very real suffering, damages and deaths that result from bullying. I tend to take this issue rather personally as I was severely bullied as a child myself, mainly because I have severe ADHD and it made me such an easy target back in the 70s and early 80s in the public school system. I survived it, but it still casts its own shadow to this day. Not everyone survives it and for the fetus fetishists to think it is alright to use the pain and suffering of the bullied just to advance this agenda, well you can understand why one might find it incredibly offensive…


  26. 26 cityprole Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    Being working class and considering myself a progressive, i think you can carry political correctness too far..and we do vote progressive, in the rare event that a real progressive actually runs…

  27. 27 cityprole Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    I stand (semi) reference was to the fact that part of the Con agenda re EI recipients is to ‘force’ them to move to, say, Saskabush for work, if they aren’t there already (Sask, is complaining about the lack of workers in their current boom) but of course they ain’t lookin’ for no CEO’s or even middle management..when did you go all PC on me?
    I was a labourer, an outside worker for years, so I feel like I get what is being ‘looked for’ in compliant and strong-backed employees…

  28. 29 JJ Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    Understood, agreed. LIke Carlin said: “Obedient Workers.”

    But heh. I’m hardly PC (the reason I didn’t follow all the cool kids to the new blog aggregator).

    Over the last few years I’ve been getting the feeling that one of the reasons the Ordinary, Apolitical Citizenry increasingly votes right-wing is that they’ve grown weary of the patronizing attitude they get from L/liberals. You know, the “beer & popcorn” type remarks, and being written off as dumb ignorant beasts who can barely figure out how to roll up the rim on their Timmy’s cup. This *feeling* really gelled for me when Rob Ford was elected mayor of Toronto.

    So for awhile I’ve been trying to suggest to lefties that maybe looking down their noses at Joe Voter isn’t helping the progressive cause. Harper has worked wonders for his lame party with good old populism — time for the left to snap out of the 70s daze they’re in and smell the (Timmy Ho’s) coffee. Or get used to life in the political wilderness.

    You’re part of the labouring class, I know you get this.

  29. 30 JJ Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    😆 Brat! 😆
    I know cp in real life, and she’s as working class as they come. She pokes fun because she’s been there 😉
    But I know what you’re saying, its the same drum I’m always banging. Populism is what wins these days, unfortunately it’s a weird concept to the left — populism has been mostly conservative for quite awhile. The challenge for the left is to get back to its populist roots. Big learning curve there, I expect.

  30. 31 JJ Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    Right, “sheer frustration”. But I’d ask RW which came first, the chicken or the egg? The bullying or the so-called “special treatment”? Obviously the bullying.

  31. 32 bleatmop Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    It would be so easy for the opposition parties to start to drain the populist base off the CPC too. All they have to do is start banging the same drum that the CPC, well Reform, Alliance and then the CPC did before they got into power. They need to point out how the CPC is the corporate party that they’ve become, that they are not on the little guy’s side, that they only care about the plutocracy.

    This shouldn’t be too hard, the CPC has given them plenty of ammo. Of course, in the mean time, they are going to have to get some leaders in there that are not connected with the old LPC regime and give up their aspirations of doing exactly what the CPC is doing now. Bringing in some bottom up, instead of top down, ideas and listening to what the l electorate wants would probably help too.

  32. 33 JJ Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Well sure, there are all kinds of reasons kids get bullied: just being different in any way is enough to invite mockery & ridicule and torment. Its sad & tragic, the long-term effect it has on some of the kids.

  33. 34 arlette alcock Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 6:31 am

    no, you are right, there is serious exploitation of workers in saskatchewan.

  34. 35 Libby Monday, May 8, 2017 at 7:05 pm

    I thought you were going to do it in June? You're the prvoecatour not me. I didn't invite you here to comment. In fact, you have been posting these same threats for over a year now.

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