d-bag award winner … the northern edition

golden dbag award winner by hip is everything

A Canadian winner this time out kids …
GREG KEATING … homophobe and uber cynical d-bag extraordinaire …
Once again proving without a shadow of a doubt that douchebaggery knows no borders …
And that “Yes kids, it CAN happen here” …
C’mon Canada!, wake the fuck up, yer’ way better than this! …
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This ad ran in the Metro Edmonton on April 22, 2015 …
Which has since brought about the much deserved and to be expected proverbial “shit storm” …
Since all that stuff hit that fan, the peeps that be over at the Metro have pretty quickly done the ole’ two-step-walk-back and ass-cover, which is good, great in fact, if it was an honest mistake, but hey, ya’ took the dude’s money and ya’ ran the dude’s ad …
Maybe it’s time to pay a little more attention to what goes in yer’ publication eh? … Just sayin’ …
And to Greg I say, ‘’”Hey asshole, 1938 just called and they want their ignorance and hate back!” …

to be fair, here’s their statement …
On April 22, a political advertisement was published by Metro Edmonton in error. The statements made in this advertisement are highly offensive, target the gay community, and absolutely do not reflect the values, editorial viewpoints or policies of Metro. A newspaper is about relationships and thus about trust with readers. Our error in publishing this ad is that it damages relationships with the communities we continually support on a daily basis through our editorial and advertising creations. The error requires Metro Edmonton to state in the strongest language possible that we do not support the content of this advertisement in any way. We do not. We are a newspaper of diversity and inclusiveness.
We regret the error and are redoubling our efforts to ensure it does not happen again.

Sincerely,
Steve Shrout
VP and Group Publisher, Western Canada
Metro Daily Newspaper

and finally, a little about Mr. K …
in his own words …
Greg Keating, Independent
Age: 59
Occupation: Truck driver

Reason for running: “We must stop doing abortions in Alberta. We must repeal Bill 10. It infringes upon the rights and freedoms of non-gay citizens. Bill 10 is an affront to all Catholics; the forced insertion into our catholic culture of an alien entity (gay –straight alliances (actually gay pride clubs)) representing values contrary to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It is a trampling upon our rights and fundamental freedoms.”  This is an outrageous and deplorable abuse of power aimed directly at Catholics. Every Catholic should be concerned.

a tidbit from his own website:
Q: Why don’t you discuss the other, more common, issues of the election?
A: Because that is not why I am running. Admittedly, my focus is quite narrow but these are the most important issues facing Albertans. They are matters of life and death, and freedom of belief, thought , and opinion. They are fundamental, foundational issues for our society. If we don’t fight back in the political realm we will have no participation in the shaping of our society. Alberta is drifting in a politically-correct, militantly atheistic direction and I don’t like what I see. I invite all Catholics and other Christians and concerned citizens to join me in this fight.

and here’s his website, if you’d like to learn more about this homophobic, misogynistic prick candidate …
or if you’d like to drop him a quick thought or two …

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