Monday, January 11, 2010

Sshhhh...we're Canadians, Part 9,876,242

Roy MacGregor has tackled the prorogued Parliament story in his morning column in the Globe and he has managed to come up with two new twists:

1. Canadians prorogued Parliament on a permanent basis years ago. We just don't give a beaver's tail.

2. The worst governments we've ever had were the activist meddlers of Trudeau and Ryan Baloney.

The best we've ever had, like Chretien, did nothing.


It's an excellent read.

Not Quite Toscana

Economic realities are based on the exploitation of low-cost foreign labour, living in sub-human conditions without human rights.

What ugly evil regime is described in that first sentence?

Sorry to say that it is the lovely, sun-drenched buon giorno of Italy.

Millions of African workers pick that fresh fruit and vegetables everyone enjoys.

After weekend riots, thousands of these real human beings were jailed.

That may or may not be better living conditions than they already have in make-shift camps.

Meanwhile, Berlusconi's wife is looking for about $68 million in her divorce.

Guest Blogger, Victor, Takes on Sammy Kahn

Two questions come to mind as the notion that Canada's airports should
hire elite investigative observers instead of investing in scanning
technology gains momentum.

First, where would we find these people? After all, we're told by the
same media critics that the RCMP is hopelessly corrupt, our military
is in collusion with dark forces among the Afghanistan government and
CSIS was manipulated by Homeland Security in the Mahar Harar affair.
So if we are so hapless in creating competent, corruption free
investigative agencies, what makes us think we can do it in this case?

Second, will the Elite Investigative Observers spend equal time
peering into the eyes and smelling the sweat of all passengers?
Remember, this is multi-culty Canada and if these security officers
spend a nano second more peering into the eyes of a turbaned passenger
than they do checking out the 60 year old white Anglican grandmother,
the CBC and the usual quote monkeys from the Civil Liberties industry
will go into full dudgeon.

The whole concept of Canada creating an effective corps of Elite
Investigative Observers is in keeping with our propensity to wallow in
our own fables. Which prompts a song:


Transport Canada trained some guys
Ei Ei O
To rudely peer in travelers' eyes
Ei Ei O
With a stare stare here
And a leer leer there
Here a stare there a leer
Equal leering have no fear
Transport Canada trained some guys
Ei Ei O (shit)