17 June 2011

In other "Silk-Stocking Socialist" news

The Hudson Yacht Club, founded in 1909, doesn’t look like a promising spot for a young left-winger to get his first real taste of rebellion.

Jack Layton pretty much lived at the club during the summers of his childhood and teenage years.
But, hey... it's not what you're thing... apparently Jacko was an adolescent Cesar Chavaz.

And how does Macleans handle the fact that Layton was found naked in a Chinatown bordello during a sweep for underage Asian prostitutes?

With kid gloves, of course...
Even a late-campaign news story revealing that Layton had been found by Toronto police, back in 1996, in a dubious massage parlour didn’t derail him. Calling the story a “smear,” he said he went for a therapeutic massage and denied anything sexual happened. “I don’t even remember the name of the place,” he says. (It was Velvet Touch.) “I thought it was a legit operation until the police told me otherwise.”
Pop quiz, my friends... when's the last time you "accidentally" wandered into a whorehouse, er... I mean "dubious massage parlour?"

Here's the real question. If this had been Stephen Harper found starkers in a sleazy rub'n tug... do you honestly think he would have received the same special hands-off treatment?

And, no... that's not a rhetorical question.

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FROM THE COMMENTS:
"Why, just the other day, I headed down to the friendly pharmacist who works in the alley behind my office to pick up some Advil. While I was back there the police came by and told me he wasn't a real pharmacist, and even that he was a drug dealer of all things."

"Naturally I was just plain shocked by this news -- SHOCKED, I tell you."


8 comments:

kursk said...

Alinsky's rule of making the other party live up to their ideals and convictions..extrapolated, it doesn't matter what you do if you have little to no scruples, just how you can make your opponent live up to his self described code of values.

Leftists love to play that game...

Sixth Estate said...

Why, just the other day, I headed down to the friendly pharmacist who works in the alley behind my office to pick up some Advil. While I was back there the police came by and told me he wasn't a real pharmacist, and even that he was a drug dealer of all things.

Naturally I was just plain shocked by this news -- SHOCKED, I tell you. I never imagined that a man standing on a street corner selling pills would be anything other than a legitimate pharmacist.

Did I get it right, do you think? Am I all ready to be a politician? :-)

oxygentax said...

Therapeutic Massage? That what they are calling it nowadays? Obviously Jack thought they were REALLY good because of the price they charged.

carmegil said...

I cancelled my subscription to macleans. It was seriously going to the dogs. In truth, I think it was a combo of Coynes bemoaning the fact that Conrad Black was going to jail when he had only ripped off a few millions and Paul Wells whining about Harper every. single. issue.
I later saw Mr Wells debating (if you could call it that) Ezra Levant. His body language screamed prissy offended liberal. His actual language? I don't know. He really wasnt up to the task at hand. I can't read his stuff now without seeing him all apout.

Norm said...

The usual response from someone caught either with their hand in the cookie jar or with their pants down: "I didn't know!!

Either Jack is lying regarding his reasons for being in the joint or he is very naive (for a middle aged man) not to know the difference between a registered massage clinic and a whorehouse.

Either way, not someone I want running the federal government.

Fred said...

"op quiz, my friends... when's the last time you "accidentally" wandered into a whorehouse, er... I mean "dubious massage parlour?""

Especially at one in the morning !

Anonymous said...

you conservatives are just tap dancing over the tables on this.

The massage parlour wasn't in a back alley, nor was it a "whorehouse" that anyone can see.

Though, I can see why conservatives would get all hot and bothered about it.

Generally I find the conservatives that screech morality the loudest are the ones found in men's bathrooms looking for sex. Seems to happen all the time...

Neo Conservative said...

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"nonny protests... nor was it a "whorehouse" that anyone can see."

not that you can see, anyway nonny... looks like everybody else saw plenty.

"-- TORONTO -- The Velvet Touch Massage parlour — where NDP Leader Jack Layton was found during a 1996 police visit — was suspected to be a bawdy house since it opened, Toronto Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti alleged."

"The massage parlour in the city's Chinatown neighbourhood, which shut operations down shortly after the police came calling, opened in 1994 and was among 26 suspected bawdy houses Toronto Police cracked down on with more than 300 charges."


the "velvet touch", uh... clinic... also had a warning system of red & green lights operated from the top of a long staircase to alert the, uh... therapists when the cops came calling. is that something your doctor has in his office?

and what were the cops looking for? underage asian prostitutes. that's right, nonny... "child hookers".

but maybe that's not a big deal for some folks. c'mon, nonny... let it all out... you really wanna die on this particular hill?

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