I wondered where they were hiding. They had been so quiet for so long. I knew Harper had muzzled them. But I also knew that you can't keep a good bigot down. So I wasn't surprised when I awoke this morning and heard their hyena sounds. Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition. The homophobes are back!
I guess President Harper's religious wingnut base wasn't happy about his teeny weeny Throne Speech. Oh I'm sure they liked his plan to kill childcare in Canada, and keep women at home. But where was the part about wacking the fags?
(Sigh) Won't these wingnuts ever give up? And learn how to live and let live. We just have one life like they do. But despite the fact that polls show that a large majority of Canadians just want to move on, these hatemongers just want to keep on fighting.
And that means we have to keep on fighting as well. We'd rather not, but we have no choice. We're the ones who are being attacked. We're fighting these crazy bigots for our human rights. And believe me, we won't ever give up. Until we are equal, no more no less. And they get the fuck out of our lives.
But thankfully there are many decent Canadians out there who who will help us. By arguing the case more eloquently than I can -- and urging action.
Or just standing up bravely for what is right. We're going to need friends like that. Although, of course, if we have to, we'll deal with these tiresome bigots ourselves.
But that wasn't the only thing the rabid right didn't like about Harper's niftyThrone Speech ad. They were apparently foaming at the mouth because our President forgot to talk about his plans to scrap the gun registry. The one these armed rubes consider a Communist Plot -- along with chlorinated tap water.
Hey I love guns too! But registering them protects the lives of police officers. And sends a message about the country we are. We're the True North strong and free. Not a U.S. Mini-Me. Even the Americans know that.
But of course what we're looking at here is a rural urban split. Which explains why Harper had nothing in his so-called Throne Speech for Toronto. Just a few vague promises. But no funding for transportation or infrastructure.
You don't have to look very far in Toronto to see how the city's highways and roads are crumbling even as the number of cars and trucks using them continues to increase. And every year the air gets more foul. It isn't really Spring yet and already we've got smog.
But President Harper doesn't care about that. He wants to punish Torontonians for not voting for him and his Cons. The only city Harper cares about in Canada, is the rube mecca of Calgary. When the Globe's John Barber wrote a column about Toronto today, here's what one of his readers in Calgary had to say:
"As Maclean's magazine recently blasted from its cover: Move over Toronto, Calgary is the new centre of the universe. Toronto really doesn't matter anymore."
Oh really? I hate to disabuse this Cowtown fella. But he really shouldn't get his news from that increasingly trashy right-wing rag. And besides enough is enough. Our Eastern patience has its limits. Time to make one thing really clear. Even in its currently dilapidated state -- courtesy of Mike Harris and his neocon gang -- Toronto will always be more of a great city than Calgary. I must admit I haven't visited Cowtown in years. It's something I fly over on my way to a real city like Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal, and sometimes even Edmonton. But there's one thing I know for sure. New money can buy a lot of things. But it can't buy civilization or class.
Cowtown the centre of the universe? Must be all that hydrogen sulphide in the air.
Please..... Don't make me laugh.
Yup. The sad truth is that Calgary is too narrow and bigoted, to EVER be a great city. Yee hah cowboys. If you don't believe me read this.
Doomed to failure. I like the sound of that don't you? Holy chuckwagon. I'll flip a pancake to that.
Yes doomed to fail just like those anti-gay hatemongers that infest Calgary and the boorish nouveau riche province of Alberta are doomed to defeat. Long before the desert sands arrive... They'll have shot themselves in the foot. Killed off any chance of greatness Cowtown ever had. We miserable shithead fag loving Easterners will still be living in the centre of the universe. When they're riding camels over those barren dunes.
Those poor wingnuts don't understand that now. They can't connect the dots.
But with a little education and a lot of bruising punishment.
I'm sure they'll learn.
The hard way.