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NDP MP Pat Martin not hacked, not sorry following language-laced Twitter outburst

*Warning* The following article contains language that some may find offensive.

OTTAWA – NDP Pat Martin is known for his sharp sound bites, but it’s his profanity-laced Twitter tirade that is making news on Thursday.

Martin, frustrated by the Conservatives habit of shutting down debate on bills, aired his grievances on Twitter Wednesday night, tweeting:

PatMartinMP

This is a fucking disgrace…closure again. And on the Budget! There’s not a democracy in the world that would tolerate this jackboot shit

Wednesday, November 16, 2011 6:55:10 PM

But it wasn’t just Conservatives that were the target of the tirade. Some of Martin’s online followers didn’t appreciate his comments and let him know.

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One tweeted:

LettingSmokeOut

@PatMartinMP Sad how a foul mouth socialist capitalizes “Budget” but not “god” #ndp#cdnpoli

Wednesday, November 16, 2011 7:22:25 PM

To that, Martin replied:

Another follower tweeted:

bradwchambers

I never tweet “politics” but @patmartinmp is an absolute disgrace to the party/riding he represents & Cdn political system. #Winnipeg

Thursday, November 17, 2011 12:01:43 AM

Martin didn’t seem to agree, tweeting back:

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One shocked reader asked Martin if his Twitter account has been hacked. Martin tweeted it had not.

PatMartinMP

@briar27 nope. Not hacked. Just truly pissed off…you should have seen them last night laughing and joking in their smug ignorance

Thursday, November 17, 2011 8:32:20 AM

“His language was not appropriate and could have been offensive to some. That said, the Conservatives’ actions are not appropriate in a democracy and offensive to all Canadians,” said NDP interim leader Nycole Turmel of Martin’s comments.

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