Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Woodworth's Wank: The ARPA Connection

As we reported yesterday, the Association for Reformed Political Action (ARPA) is behind the new player in the Undebate, We Need a Law (that link is to its Myths page; go read).

Also yesterday -- the day of WNAL's launch -- the legal counsel for ARPA, André Schutten opined at LifeShite on the usual blacks, women, and Jews weren't considered human either BS.

Now, since ARPA has been of great assistance to DJ! in ferreting shit out in the past, we decided to look some more.

And we found stuff!

There is a cool page at the Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying of Canada where one can find out who is lobbying whom.

A search for ARPA revealed this.

On February 3, March 3, and March 27, 2012, ARPA's Executive Director, Mark Penninga, lobbied CON MPs Rod Bruinooge, Mark Warawa (three times), Rob Clarke, and Brad Trost, plus Senator Gerry St. Germain and Liberal MP John McKay.

Bruinooge, Trost, and McKay are well-known fetus fetishists. Campaign Lie rates Clarke as unknown. It doesn't rate Senators, so St. Germain's views are unknown.

So who is this Mark Warawa who merited three visits -- once seemingly just for him? Campaign Lie is still evaluating his status on fetus fetishism.

I think they can upgrade him now.

So, over three occasions, ARPA lobbied three known FFs, three unknown and seems to have influenced at least one on this project -- if, indeed, that was the purpose of Penninga's trip.

An odd use of time, wouldn't you think?

Lobbying back-benchers, a senator, and a Liberal.

The search result returned only those 7 reports from this year.
I wondered how to search further back and found nothing useful. For comparison purposes, I searched for 'Canadian Medical Association'. Woo. Found 337 reports going back to July 2008.

Makes ARPA look like pikers in the lobbying department with only 7 reports.

What are they up to? Stay tuned.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fascinating Fern - Tim Hudak! Had no idea, what a VALUABLE piece of info for Ontarians. Bookmarked the seven - again GREAT info!!

Kayvee1000

Niles said...

From the tweeting going on, it seems they're trying hard to build an astroturfing presence about M312 before the actual vote happens in Parliament on forming the (let's call it what it is going to end up being if birthed) standing committee.

I wouldn't be surprised if the pro-forced pregnancy crowd considers the 2 hours of time in Parliament allowed to air the topic as entirely superfluous shows of rhetoric and talking points. The vote, when it comes, is what all that counts in the end.

Anonymous said...

We Need A Law? I thought right-wing crazies HATED government regulation.

From all I've heard, Canada's doctors currently do an excellent job under the laws as written and using their professional ethics. Why do these Big Government Communists want to tie up Canadian doctors with red tape? :)

Anonymous said...

the 'we need a law' page still infuriates me
especially the myth 'a woman should control her own body'

I mean, we don't have the right to get drunk and then drive do we ? well, pregnancy is *exactly* the same! women should not have the 'right' to be SLUTS and get pregnant and murder a helpless baby zygote!!

deBeauxOs said...

Anonymous Ass,

Applying your logic with regard to controlling male sexuality and fertility, all men should be castrated if they have sexual interactions where they sluttishly spread their seed.

Anonymous said...

debeaux, you have me confused
re-read my comment
especially the top part;P
the 'it infuriates me ' part;P

deBeauxOs said...

Sorry, there are far too many "Anonymous" to keep track, and the manner in which you expressed that particular comment created the impression that you supported the FetusLobby *mythology* judgement regarding women's reproductive rights.

Kayvee1000 said...

@ Anonymous 10:44am - I am having difficulty with what you are saying. Your locution between both paragraphs seem to by oxymoronic, especially since you addressed @deBeauxOs with a correction. I would like to respond, however, due to this contradiction/oxymoron - can you state clearly what you are trying to convey? Thanks

Kayvee1000

Anonymous said...

ok, creepy guys page regarding 'abortion myths'
one of the 'myths' is that 'women should have control of their own bodies'
especially the reasoning presented on his page as to why a woman should have control of her body is a myth: "you dont get drunk and drive a car, so why should you be a slut/get pregnant and then kill the poor baby!!" "laws governing what we do with our bodies makes us free"

and I paraphrase, but you get the idea
hope that makes more sense
the original post probably did not make a lot of sense as I have a habit of typing in note form, esp. when I am in a hurry to get a thought out quick:P

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