NDP leader in PEI resigns

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    Feb 08, 2012 6:15 PM GMT
    http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2012-02-08/article-2889329/NDP-Leader-James-Rodd-resigns/1
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    Feb 08, 2012 6:30 PM GMT
    I can now let it be known to my friends and associates that I will be seeking the leadership of the New Democratic Party of Prince Edward Island at the Party's convention in May.

    I offer a vision of boldness despite adversity and an example of proven leadership in my theatre years, and more recently as a person brought in to preside over an organization in chaos and steer its recovery.

    I have done that, and I wish to do the same for my Party.

    We have a good team growing, and I have the experience and the means to lead effectively.


    If elected to the leadership, I would be the only openly bisexual ( and openly living with HIV provincial party leader.
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    Feb 08, 2012 8:14 PM GMT
    Good luck! My friend LOVED PEI (before she died in car accident) and would always talk about it and we never got to go!
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    Feb 08, 2012 8:36 PM GMT
    yourname2000 saidGood luck!

    Weren't you just in the running for this guy's position (as leader of the party?) --I recall election info recently. Regardless, I hope you win! PEI is more of a Liberal (and then Conservative) stronghold as I remember, so you've got your work cut out for you. :-)


    No, I ran for the NDP against the Liberal Premier, who resides in my riding. (he won, as we all expected).

    My Party leader ran rurally and garnered 7.0 % of the vote in his district (I garnered 7.5% in mine).

    I think I can serve the Party well even just by contesting this leadership (as one of I hope several contenders).

    No matter how I place, it will be an experience I could never have imagined lay in store for me in my life after a life-altering event (the stroke just to start with).


    Only a few years ago I thought I had nothing to live for after my health crises. And now I have the real opportunity to run for the leadership of a provincial party - because I took a bold leap of faith. It is a bit mind boggling.


    I would love for the sake of the Party to win, but just being able to mount a credible bid is a hugely satisfying reward in itself.

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    Feb 08, 2012 8:42 PM GMT
    If I were to win this, I would go up against the Premier in the next election as a party leader - an "equal" icon_eek.gif - two leaders head to head.

    (or - as is more likely - the Liberal premier will then say two terms is enough and make a play for the federal seat, leaving me facing a new Liberal candidate (not their leader) in my riding .

    (also conveniently avoiding the two leaders facing off in the same riding.)
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    Feb 08, 2012 9:17 PM GMT
    Upper_Cdn saidI can now let it be known to my friends and associates that I will be seeking the leadership of the New Democratic Party of Prince Edward Island at the Party's convention in May.

    I offer a vision of boldness despite adversity and an example of proven leadership in my theatre years, and more recently as a person brought in to preside over an organization in chaos and steer its recovery.

    I have done that, and I wish to do the same for my Party.

    We have a good team growing, and I have the experience and the means to lead effectively.


    If elected to the leadership, I would be the only openly bisexual ( and openly living with HIV provincial party leader.


    Would this be an appropriate time to let them know that you're a bigot? Or are your views that victims or racial attacks are in fact the cause of racism in the first place, representative of the party?

    Thanks.
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    Feb 08, 2012 9:20 PM GMT
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    Upper_Cdn saidI can now let it be known to my friends and associates that I will be seeking the leadership of the New Democratic Party of Prince Edward Island at the Party's convention in May.

    I offer a vision of boldness despite adversity and an example of proven leadership in my theatre years, and more recently as a person brought in to preside over an organization in chaos and steer its recovery.

    I have done that, and I wish to do the same for my Party.

    We have a good team growing, and I have the experience and the means to lead effectively.


    If elected to the leadership, I would be the only openly bisexual ( and openly living with HIV provincial party leader.


    Would this be an appropriate time to let them know that you're a bigot? Or are your views that victims or racial attacks are in fact the cause of racism in the first place, representative of the party?

    Thanks.

    In addition to saving those rantings, I also saved his derogatory comments about how those of us in the US show our patriotism on our Independence Day. He clearly linked his screen name with his real life persona when he bragged about being a Kick Ass Canadian. Saved that too. Perhaps that site would be interested as well.
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    Feb 08, 2012 9:25 PM GMT
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    Upper_Cdn saidI can now let it be known to my friends and associates that I will be seeking the leadership of the New Democratic Party of Prince Edward Island at the Party's convention in May.

    I offer a vision of boldness despite adversity and an example of proven leadership in my theatre years, and more recently as a person brought in to preside over an organization in chaos and steer its recovery.

    I have done that, and I wish to do the same for my Party.

    We have a good team growing, and I have the experience and the means to lead effectively.


    If elected to the leadership, I would be the only openly bisexual ( and openly living with HIV provincial party leader.


    Would this be an appropriate time to let them know that you're a bigot? Or are your views that victims or racial attacks are in fact the cause of racism in the first place, representative of the party?

    Thanks.

    In addition to saving those rantings, I also saved his derogatory comments about how those of us in the US show our patriotism on our Independence Day. He clearly linked his screen name with his real life persona when he bragged about being a Kick Ass Canadian. Saved that too. Perhaps that site would be interested as well.


    Add that to the delusions of grandeur he seems to have. It's kind of funny that anyone who aspires to be a politicians could be so remarkably stupid. What's worse is that he denies there is anything at all wrong with his racist rants. I think his advocates should be informed after he announces his candidacy. It would be more fun that way.

    (I should also point out that any time Christian is agreeing with me are probably times for others to take note icon_lol.gif )
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    Feb 08, 2012 9:54 PM GMT
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    riddler78 said
    Add that to the delusions of grandeur he seems to have. It's kind of funny that anyone who aspires to be a politicians could be so remarkably stupid. What's worse is that he denies there is anything at all wrong with his racist rants. I think his advocates should be informed after he announces his candidacy. It would be more fun that way.

    Wow. icon_eek.gif

    pot-kettle.jpg


    Hey I'm ok with what I've written - and I'm not even running for any form of public office. But I will also point out that what I have written certainly never rises to the level of outright bigotry that he's displayed. I wonder at times if he has a problem with drinking. The alternative is that he is just a racist bigot.

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/2071481/
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    Feb 08, 2012 9:57 PM GMT
    dude, get over yourself. one quip that plays on stereotype will not hurt me. Nor should it hurt you. My contempt for the stupid I wear with pride and it is part of what lets me get things done.

    I am hardly a perfect choice, but I am a good choice for the time and place.



    Just kills you, doesn't it that I get asked to do these things?
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    Meanwhile you just post drivel and whine because you fail to live up to the racial stereotype of the high achieving Asian kid with a deep sense of honour.

    That is your failure to excel, and i'm not shy about pointing out your failure to achieve that expectation. and improve yourself.

    You do bring shame upon your parents and that is the perspective of a parent who encouraged excellence in his kids)


    So enough witrh the Trevor is a racist bullshite. It didn't gain any traction.


    Stop shaming your family and strive to learn.
    Stupidity is nature's only capital crime.




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    Feb 08, 2012 10:00 PM GMT
    Upper_Cdn saiddude, get over yourself. one quip that plays on stereotype will not hurt me. Nor should it hurt you. My contempt for the stupid I wear with pride and it is part of what lets me get things done.

    I am hardly a perfect choice, but I am a good choice for the time and place.



    Just kills you, doesn't it that I get asked to do these things?
    icon_lol.gif



    Meanwhile you just post drivel and whine because you fail to live up to the racial stereotype of the high achieving Asian kid with a deep sense of honour.

    That is your failure to excel, and i'm not shy about pointing out your failure to achieve that expectation. and improve yourself.

    You do bring shame upon your parents and that is the perspective of a parent who encouraged excellence in his kids)


    So enough witrh the Trevor is a racist bullshite. It didn't gain any traction.


    Stop shaming your family and strive to learn.
    Stupidity is nature's only capital crime.






    Keep going you fool. icon_rolleyes.gif - I'm glad though that you're proud of your words especially given how publicly you've shared them. icon_wink.gif

    Oh how excellent a candidate for the NDP you must be given how easily you get unhinged and get onto your racist rants....
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    Feb 08, 2012 10:01 PM GMT
    riddler78 said
    yourname2000 said
    riddler78 said
    Add that to the delusions of grandeur he seems to have. It's kind of funny that anyone who aspires to be a politicians could be so remarkably stupid. What's worse is that he denies there is anything at all wrong with his racist rants. I think his advocates should be informed after he announces his candidacy. It would be more fun that way.

    Wow. icon_eek.gif

    pot-kettle.jpg


    Hey I'm ok with what I've written - and I'm not even running for any form of public office. But I will also point out that what I have written certainly never rises to the level of outright bigotry that he's displayed. I wonder at times if he has a problem with drinking. The alternative is that he is just a racist bigot.

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/2071481/


    contempt for stupidity is not bigotry,.

    stupid boy.




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    Feb 08, 2012 10:03 PM GMT
    riddler78 said
    Upper_Cdn saiddude, get over yourself. one quip that plays on stereotype will not hurt me. Nor should it hurt you. My contempt for the stupid I wear with pride and it is part of what lets me get things done.

    I am hardly a perfect choice, but I am a good choice for the time and place.



    Just kills you, doesn't it that I get asked to do these things?
    icon_lol.gif



    Meanwhile you just post drivel and whine because you fail to live up to the racial stereotype of the high achieving Asian kid with a deep sense of honour.

    That is your failure to excel, and i'm not shy about pointing out your failure to achieve that expectation. and improve yourself.

    You do bring shame upon your parents and that is the perspective of a parent who encouraged excellence in his kids)


    So enough witrh the Trevor is a racist bullshite. It didn't gain any traction.


    Stop shaming your family and strive to learn.
    Stupidity is nature's only capital crime.






    Keep going you fool. icon_rolleyes.gif - I'm glad though that you're proud of your words especially given how publicly you've shared them. icon_wink.gif

    Oh how excellent a candidate for the NDP you must be given how easily you get unhinged and get onto your racist rants....



    This is a rant?icon_lol.gif

    Oh my you do have a bit of a perspective problem don't you?






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    Feb 08, 2012 10:05 PM GMT
    Upper_Cdn said
    riddler78 said
    Upper_Cdn saiddude, get over yourself. one quip that plays on stereotype will not hurt me. Nor should it hurt you. My contempt for the stupid I wear with pride and it is part of what lets me get things done.

    I am hardly a perfect choice, but I am a good choice for the time and place.



    Just kills you, doesn't it that I get asked to do these things?
    icon_lol.gif



    Meanwhile you just post drivel and whine because you fail to live up to the racial stereotype of the high achieving Asian kid with a deep sense of honour.

    That is your failure to excel, and i'm not shy about pointing out your failure to achieve that expectation. and improve yourself.

    You do bring shame upon your parents and that is the perspective of a parent who encouraged excellence in his kids)


    So enough witrh the Trevor is a racist bullshite. It didn't gain any traction.


    Stop shaming your family and strive to learn.
    Stupidity is nature's only capital crime.






    Keep going you fool. icon_rolleyes.gif - I'm glad though that you're proud of your words especially given how publicly you've shared them. icon_wink.gif

    Oh how excellent a candidate for the NDP you must be given how easily you get unhinged and get onto your racist rants....



    This is a rant?icon_lol.gif

    Oh my you do have a bit of a perspective problem don't you?








    Lol keep going. icon_lol.gif
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    Feb 08, 2012 10:08 PM GMT
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    knew you'd get all bent outta shape about this. icon_lol.gif
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    Feb 08, 2012 10:19 PM GMT
    Upper_Cdn saidicon_lol.gif

    knew you'd get all bent outta shape about this. icon_lol.gif


    Yeah - projecting much? lol
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    Feb 08, 2012 11:27 PM GMT
    yourname2000 saidThe fact of the matter is that you're going to have nutcases heckling you on the stump, too, and you won't be able to afford a moment of the audience's time to go off message to address them. Sometimes when you engage these idiots, you give their message a gravitas from you that it was unable to muster from its source.

    And as far as that goes, RJ and any other off-stump resources, may be an excellent venue to practice this craft. Riddler is irrelevant on his best day; he certainly will have no impact anywhere that matters in your life. But as a Popsicle stick target to practice shooting at, he may have some value. So engage him with your message....he doesn't actually have a message for you to otherwise engage, because that's not his purpose: just like when the Liberals and Conservatives will be heckling you, the point will be to take you off *your* message, which is all that guy is trying to do.

    Good politicians are unmoved by burps from the back of the room...at best, those heads become stepping-stones --opportunities for your message to reach corners of the room it might not have otherwise. So stay on point.


    Well you know what they say... scratch a liberal...

    But I'm glad you're on the record as both supporting Upper's message and condoning his past statements. That Christian at least acknowledged and labelled Upper's rant as racist and others like you have condoned is somewhat remarkable and speaks to a disgraceful double standard of the Canadian left.

    And no - I don't care what message Upper has - I am however enjoying reminding him of his bigotry.