no Sleep Last Night Due to The Rattling Of The Big Tin Pot

DOES A PROROGUE MEAN THAT DEMOCRACY HAS BEEN STIFLED? AND WHERE DOES ROBERT MUGABE FIT INTO ALL OF THIS?
It is quite obvious that Canadas’ political system is in shambles after a day of political intrigue yesterday in Ottawa.
It is also very apparent that Robert Mugabe is not a welcome leader in his country either after having lost the support of his people.
The government of Stephen Harper begged, cajoled or perhaps beat the GG (Why are we paying this tax gobbling thing to sit in that big house in Ottawa anyway?)for a reprieve of sorts after the house of commons flat out rejected him and his party of non-performers as being out of touch and not having the confidence of the house.
Robert Mugabe had more than 200 of his MDC politcal opponents massacred during run ups to elections in Zimbabwe in order to solidify his power in that country. Stephen Harper didn’t pull any triggers, but assasinated the characters of his opponents in a most untruthful manner. With money you can do anything, and plenty of money was spent during the last campaign on smear typed ads that contained no truths. Cash becomes the bullett.
Members of Canadas’ parliament have called Stephen Harper a LIAR, outside of the house where they are not offered any protection against law suits and Harper has not responded, meaning that he agrees with their observations that he is a liar.
(remember, the house, you can say anything without any action being taken against you, on the street, you get your ass sued)
The people of Zimbabwe understand collectively that their leader is a thug and liar.
The difference between the suspension of the democratic rights of elected persons in Canada and the difference between the suspension of elected members in Zimbabwe have become muddied. Both countires are operating with a suspended parliament, and both countries are governed without the consent of their parliaments at present.
All we need now is Archbishop Desmond Tutu demanding a swift and utter resignation of the leadership.
Yes, those goddamned tin pots are driving me nuts, and in the cold December winds of this great northern waste land the sound of banging metal travels the distance of the entire country and makes for a restless sleep.
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14 Comments

  1. Mala Fides
    Posted December 5, 2008 at 12:57 pm | Permalink

    Geezus brother, you are reacting like a Reformer!!

    Take a deep breath and just blame Harper for being unfit to lead.

    Don’t start attacking our institutions just because things didn’t end up like you wanted.

    It was well within the GG’s authority to prorogue and it may well have been the best outcome given the brutal performance by Dion.

    The coalition can still bring Harper down whenever they want.

    Harper has now been shown to have protected his own ass before protecting the interests of the country.

    Again, don’t start attacking our institutions. It is not the way to go.

  2. Anonymous
    Posted December 5, 2008 at 1:05 pm | Permalink

    The governor general is just another one of those old fuddy duddy things that should just get on with life and resign.She is completely useless and represents a culture of ignorance.

  3. Anonymous
    Posted December 5, 2008 at 1:11 pm | Permalink

    That’s what happens when you appoint a CBC centre fold tele-journalist to the Governor General’s office.

    Any GG with an ounce of understanding of the principals of Parliamentary democracy would know that it’s not her job to interfere with the operation of Parliament. She is not a playground monitor. She should have let this play out and then either called an election or approved the coalition, assuming the Liberals actually had the nerve to go through with it.

    So what does our little missy jet setter do? She loses her nerve and calls a time out.

    All she’s done is drag this mess out for an additional two months. That’s two more months of instability while this country goes down the toilet.

    That’s what happens when you appoint a referee that doesn’t understand the rules of the game.

  4. Anonymous
    Posted December 5, 2008 at 1:25 pm | Permalink

    The Coalition was going to bring in a stimulus package so Harper shut parliament down. No aid for the auto sector; Harper shutdown democracy. No aid for the forestry sector; Harper shutdown democracy. Harper shutdown democracy to keep his job while you lose yours!

  5. FredM
    Posted December 5, 2008 at 1:53 pm | Permalink

    I would rather my money go to the GG than to any political party to spend on their campaign. Todays polls say near Canadians aren’t to keen on the idea either.

  6. Anonymous
    Posted December 5, 2008 at 1:54 pm | Permalink

    Wrong!

    Michaelle Jean shut parliament down. Michaelle Jean shut down democracy. Michaelle Jean shut down democracy because she has no clue how to perform her job.

    Who appointed her anyway?

  7. Anonymous
    Posted December 5, 2008 at 2:03 pm | Permalink

    Clueless political hack. That is all the lady is.

  8. jim bender
    Posted December 5, 2008 at 2:11 pm | Permalink

    That should have read, me sounding reform like? ha!(ok, well maybe a tiny bit!…only the part about a fish rotting from the head down!)
    But really, the GG should be reorganized to fit into a modern day democracy. What took place at that mansion is beyond anyones’ imagination. Backroom deals just plain old suck, and we are the poor buggers that will pay for it.
    At the very least, she should have considered the concept of a governing coalition. No matter what, the days of a solid governing party appear to be done. If they cannot embrace proportional voting mecahanisms, then they will never have the full confidence of the house.
    Peace!
    Jim

  9. Anonymous
    Posted December 5, 2008 at 2:17 pm | Permalink

    She was appointed for all the right reasons. Colour, gender, language and political affiliations.

    She’s about as qualified to administer the duties of Governor General as she is to perform brain surgery.

    A real Governor General would have kicked Harper’s ass off the front porch and told him to grow up and go clean up his own mess.

    I don’t know what’s worse, a GG that has no clue how to do her job or a PM that behaves like a 10 yr old in short pants that runs to Mommy when he gets in trouble.

  10. Anonymous
    Posted December 5, 2008 at 2:21 pm | Permalink

    ‘the GG should be reorganized to fit into a modern day democracy.”

    The problem isn’t with the office. It’s the person holding the office. She didn’t do her job. If someone doesn’t do their job you don’t change the job description. You fire the incompetent twit and hire someone who is qualified.

  11. Anonymous
    Posted December 5, 2008 at 2:56 pm | Permalink

    “Geezus brother, you are reacting like a Reformer!!”

    He has eaten from the tree of knowledge.

    sincerely,
    the snake. 🙂

  12. Anonymous
    Posted December 5, 2008 at 5:53 pm | Permalink

    Mugabe?Harper? No comparison. Mugabe was smart enough to stay in power for most of his life. Harper might be the dumbest thing elected in this good country.

  13. Anonymous
    Posted December 6, 2008 at 12:38 pm | Permalink

    “DOES A PROROGUE MEAN THAT DEMOCRACY HAS BEEN STIFLED?”

    No. It means that during a monumental financial crisis our government has decided the best thing to do is go home and drink eggnog for two months.

    They don’t get it. On some basic level they just don’t connect with reality. They’re comfortable. Their paycheques aren’t in jeopardy. Their pensions are secure.

    The people of this country have dialed 911 and the government has put us on hold for two months …and Marie Antoinette said, “let them eat cake.”

  14. Anonymous
    Posted December 6, 2008 at 3:14 pm | Permalink

    “Whatever it is, I’m against it!”


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