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Bob in Edmonton30 Sep 2011 12:36 p.m. PST

OTTAWA Foreign Minister John Baird joked off reports Friday that he broke government rules by demanding expensive gold-embossed business cards.

The story livened up a normally quiet Friday morning House of Commons session of question period, with Liberal finance critic Scott Brison using a sexual double entendre to make his point and making opposition members howl with laughter.

"It seems to be quite quid pro quo going on over there," Brison said. "This is a very expensive game of you scratch my back and I'll scratch yours.

"When Canadians are struggling just to get by, why are Conservative ministers showering each other with gold? Why the golden showers, Mr. Speaker?"


After I looked up what golden showers are (because, apparently I have not been using the internet to its fullest) I laughed and laughed.

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Bob in Edmonton

Mrs Pumblechook Inactive Member30 Sep 2011 1:31 p.m. PST

i'm not clicking that link. Though I'm wondering how long you had to search to find a link hramless enough to post here

I bet it took Brison hours to craft those lines

Bob in Edmonton30 Sep 2011 2:04 p.m. PST

The link is actually to the newspaper story, not anything NSFW; sorry for the confusion. I have to say, I think the $400 USD for golden business cards was well worth it given the laugh I got.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP30 Sep 2011 3:06 p.m. PST

I'd be just as concerned about a politician who knew what the phrase meant* and thought it appropriate and common enough to use in a matter of public record. Classy guy… not.

(*I had to look the term up. Wish I had stuck with my ignorance.)

Cerdic Supporting Member of TMP30 Sep 2011 3:13 p.m. PST

I'm amazed anyone had to look up the meaning of 'golden shower'.

A quick straw poll reveals that EVERYONE knows the meaning of the phrase. Maybe that is just us Brits being bunch of filthy degenerates….

Personal logo Saginaw Supporting Member of TMP30 Sep 2011 3:31 p.m. PST

Maybe that is just us Brits being bunch of filthy degenerates….

Unfortunately, we know about that particular phrase here in the colonies, too. And you can bet at least one morning radio show somewhere here in America will expound on that for a cheap high-school laugh.

Oh well.

Lentulus30 Sep 2011 4:46 p.m. PST

one morning radio show somewhere here in America

Do any of them know our Parliament exists?

Whatisitgood4atwork30 Sep 2011 5:58 p.m. PST

It's what politicians of all persuasions do to the public all the time.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian30 Sep 2011 6:32 p.m. PST

Do any of them know our Parliament exists?

Maybe he meant the Canadian part of America?

Toronto1948 Inactive Member01 Oct 2011 1:06 a.m. PST

Don't know about "morning radio shows" but the story was on the CBC Radio National news at 6pm.The reporter did not define the term. A tape of the parliamentary exchange leading to the comment was played

Jakar Nilson01 Oct 2011 8:39 a.m. PST

Well, Scott Brison lives to make Conservatives miserable. It cracked a good smile, but as is the new usual, Baird and his ilk will be unaccountable…

altfritz01 Oct 2011 2:08 p.m. PST

They need to audit MPs expenses like they did in Britain!

Personal logo Ditto Tango 2 3 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member03 Oct 2011 12:17 p.m. PST

It's kind of a media frenzy – They made the cards sound like they were made of pure gold.

As for the term, it is indeed intensely vulgar but I can't believe anyone has never heard of it. Hell, it was explained in the Southpark Lord of the Rings parody*! evil grin
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Tim

* One of the Best Southpark episodes ever!

SECURITY MINISTER CRITTER Inactive Member04 Oct 2011 4:51 p.m. PST

They are usually called Watersports.
In a similar vein a teacher friend had answered a personal add. In talking with the guy before the first date he had mentioned Watersports. Not knowing the intended meaning she thought swimming, beach volleyball, and water polo. she was really into lap and endurance swimming.
She goes on the date, and at some point he explains his desires, that he wanted to receive the showers.
Needless to say, she never saw him again.

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