- Anne Hoskins
- April 01, 2013 - 19:03
I wish I could turn Ralph Klein into a mouse and feed him to a cat! That comment made to the homeless was pure blasphemy! It is a wonder God didn't strike him with a bolt of lightening! People suffering from poverty are not always lazy. They could be trying to cope with hidden handicaps I spent years trying to get established in a career including doing volunteer work with the intent of obtaining experience and references. I eventually found out I had a learning disability preventing me from earning a living. I could only succeed in temporary, government funded make work projects. Now I am on a disability pension.
- robert birce
- April 05, 2013 - 11:50
Please look beyond the headline. The incident in Edmonton was not his finest hour, however each year, Klein held a fundraising roast and all the proceeds went to the Calgary Homeless Foundation. When you listen to the eastern bums and creeps comment, he said if you come we'll support for you a couple of weeks with social services but if you can't make it, please don't rob our banks or mug our seniors. Calgary at the time went through a spike in crime rates.
- P F Murphy
- April 01, 2013 - 14:59
I thought he said that we are ALL "scum" and "should stay at home in the east" so now you are here Redgrave, I suppose that applies to you and yours as well, eh? Welcome to the world of all-inclusive pronouncements. Not so admirable from this end of the telescope, is it?
- Anne Hoskins
- April 01, 2013 - 13:58
I wish I could turn Ralph Klein into a mouse and feed him to a cat! Telling homeless people to get a job is pure blasphemy! It is a wonder God didn't strike him down with lightening! People may suffer from poverty because of hidden handicaps instead of laziness. I tried unsuccessfully for years to get established in a career including volunteer work to get experience and references. In the end I found out I had a learning disability which interfered with my earning a living. Now I am on a disability pension.
- April 01, 2013 - 10:12
Klein certainly made the homeless feel welcome when he got drunk (as usual) and threw money at them telling them to "get a job." Or when he said "Let the damned Easterners freeze in the dark." Or perhaps his most welcoming: “Eastern bums and creeps get the hell out of town.”
- April 01, 2013 - 12:39
The difference between a politician and a leader is that a leader speaks the truth. Hard working Canadians are quite tired of carrying people who are quite capable of carrying themselves.
- April 01, 2013 - 13:18
Howdy BS... I agree, wasn't that quote awesome! what Ralph said is another example of what a great man he was. Everyone who got out of bed and worked made an incredible high standard of living. As long as you weren't a bum, or a creep ....no problem pardner!!
- SD Redgrave
- April 01, 2013 - 06:35
I was a young business man in Calgary during the eighties when Ralph Klein was mayor. He was the Earnest Hemingway of politicians back then. Just a regular guy looking out for his people who didn't seem to change in demeanor as he climbed the political ladder. He made everyone feel welcome and prosperous, sharing the wealth of Alberta among her people while creating a good feeling of being wanted as a citizen. He will be missed.