Tuesday, October 21, 2008
The Obama Pumpkin and the Canada I Don't Recognize
As the leaves pile up and the first snowflake of the season lands on my nose, in the Canada I know.
And in the United States Americans prepare for an election that could bring down the failed neocons, by carving messages of HOPE.
I wonder about the Canada I don't know ...or RECOGNIZE.
Where forty percent of Canadians didn't bother to vote in the recent election. And a failed neocon was re-elected with 36 percent of the vote, because the centre-left is divided. Even as a brutal recession closes in , and the gap between the rich and the poor continues to grow.
The report said both Canada's poverty and income inequality rates spiked between 1995 and 2005 until they both exceeded the 30-member organization's average.
A country where when the pompous right-wing owl Jeffrey Simpson writes a jackass column blasting Quebecers for voting for the Bloc Quebecois...the party that saved Canada from a Harper majority... the comment section is full of ugly shite like this:
The rest of Canada will never ever be able to satisfy this self-centred spoiled child. Kick it out of the home with out a penny, cut it lose, let them find out how it is in the real world - it's called ' Tough Love '
Enough of this Quebec culture nonsense, what is culture when everyone else has to pay for it.
Talk of separation should be considered an act of high treason punishable by lengthy prison stays or a trip to the firing squad
Or when another Globe columnist writes a story about Dion's painful struggle to come to terms with his defeat, another hoser weighs in with this priceless bit of Canadiana:
The Bull from Canada writes: boo fricken hoo.who cares?
i have no sympathy for geeks like this.
i don't trust anybody that can't skate to be PM.
And after all of that I wonder what should we carve on OUR pumpkins?
Or just HELP?