Is It Just Me, or Do These Pork Barrels Reek of Bitumen?

Once in a while, something crosses my desk that makes me cross my eyes and pound my head against the desk in frustration.
This is not one of those things.

This is one of those things that makes me crinkle up my face and exclaim “What the hell?”

If you haven’t been rubbing up against radicals in the Facebook/Twitter forums that manufacture and ooze dissidents, let me bring you up to speed.

Last night, Kim from Sister Sage’s Musings posted a snippet of political incest that is so odd and fascinating, that just begs for further investigation.

Behold:

EthicalOil.
Ezra.
Shares an address in Toronto with Tony Clement.
Minister of Gazebo’s in Muskoka.
From a website in the archives…
 02/ 19/ 04 12:21 pm
Fourteen Canadian Alliance Councillors say:
“CHOOSE  TONY”
Fourteen members of the former Canadian Alliance National  Council released a statement today, declaring their support for Tony Clement’s  campaign for Conservative Leader. “Tony Clement will bring to the position of  Leader of the Conservative Party a wealth of party organization, Parliament and  government experience,” the statement read.
The statement was drafted by  former Alliance leaders like Don Morgan (National Councillor from Saskatoon,  Saskatchewan) Bill McGill (VP and Party Secretary, from British Columbia), Rod  Farrell (Party Secretary and Councillor from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia) and Nancy  Jahn (1st Vice-President, from Pakenham, Ontario).
“I’m proud to have  these men and women on board,” Clement said. “Their support proves our campaign  is the only one that can truly unite the grassroots of our Party and fight the  Paul Martin/Jean Chretien legacy as one team,” Clement said.
Clement “has wide appeal with both former Reform/Alliance members and provincial and  federal Progressive Conservatives and is well positioned to take the  Conservative Party of Canada from its post-merger transition to a unified,  cohesive and articulate player in Canadian politics,” the statement reads. “Now  is the time to build bridges. By his track record, Tony has shown that he is the  man to build them…” the statement concludes.
Tony Clement Campaign PO Box 1047, 31 Adelaide St. East Toronto, ON M5C 2K4 Toll Free 1-866-257-4499 Direct 416-848-8180
Fast forward to the Enbridge debate and the commentary put forward from the “grassroots” website, registered by Ezra Levant to pimp his book, EthicalOil.org. with the help of the blonde puppet…
Google the above address and you get Ezra’s EthicalHogwash.
Still expect the HarperGovernment to respect the will of the people and the rule of law?
Neither do I…
We have now entered…

The Twilight Zone

Huh.  How about that, eh?

Would the visual learners amongst us like some proof? Doubting Thomases? Conspiracy Theorists?

Excellent, because I’ve got some.

Gazebos:

Click to embiggen.

Oil:

Click to embiggen.

 

Thank you to askian@gmail.com for sharing his screen shots before the information in cyberspace vanishes for good. 

And just for the sake of brevity, just who owns the EthicalOil.org domain name?

Registrant Name:Mr Ezra Levant
Registrant Organization:Ezra Levant
Registrant Street1:28 Pumpmeadow Crescent S.W.
Registrant Street2:
Registrant Street3:
Registrant City:Calgary
Registrant State/Province:ab
Registrant Postal Code:T2V5C8
Registrant Country:CA
Registrant Phone:+1.4038155916
Registrant Phone Ext.:
Registrant FAX:
Registrant FAX Ext.:
Registrant Email:ezra@ezralevant.com

Huh. I vaguely recall that on December 30, Mr. Levant was telling the Twitterverse that he was a “volunteer at EthicalOil and have no other interests.”

Click to embiggen.


So.

Does anyone else smell oily pork barrels here?
I’d like to know how this manages to occur.

I’m sure the spin will be fascinating!

Discuss.

 

 

 

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11 thoughts on “Is It Just Me, or Do These Pork Barrels Reek of Bitumen?”

  1. Fascinating. But 31 Adelaide East is a 10 story tower so this may be nothing more than a coincidence…unless it was the same suite of offices.

    As for the domain name, for what it’s worth, Levant did write the book first, which would have been promoted via a website of that name. So it stands to reason he owns the domain name. I pay like $10 bucks for my own domain names so I really can’t see a anything nefarious here on the part of Levant.

    Fun to speculate though.

    1. 31 Adelaide East has a Canada Post Outlet at street level.
      The interesting part isn’t 31 Adelaide East. The intersting part is that both Clement and Ethical Oil’s funding machines use/used PO Box 1047. That is the same box, the same key.

      I could be completely coincidental. Or maybe it’s not. It’s certainly interesting syncronicity.

      I higly doubt Levant makes no money off of his work with EthicalOil.org.

    1. Oh, it absolutely could be a coincidence. I’m not the originator of the claim that it’s not – I find the coincidence questionable. It might be a case of Clement’s people using the box first, and EthicalOil.org being assigned it when they rented the box after. Still, it begs the question: is this merely coincidence, or is this something that should be looked into.

    1. The nepotism and porkbarrelling are strong with these ones.
      The Clement thing could be a fluke, but hey, you never know.

  2. Maybe it’s a coincidence that all of these people were hatched at the University of Calgary or the University of Alberta. Or maybe those Schools have a Corporate Agenda, specifically related to extremist Libertarian energy policies.

    Did you notice Christy Clark hiring an Enbridge Lobbyist that used to work for Harper yesterday? I think we know where she stands. Even if she doesn’t have the balls to say it.

    Thanks for the plug Tia. We’ll get to the bottom of this. Hopefully before some SLAPP happy lawyer gets to work.

    1. Re: Christy Clark/ Enbridge lobbyist – YES. I saw that when it tricked down through the Facebook oil/tanker/Gitxsan groups yesterday evening. I wish I could say I’m surprised, but I’m not. It’s time to drum her out of town too.
      Re: plug – You’re welcome. Credit where it’s due!

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