Friday, June 03, 2011
The Throne Speech and the Country I Love
Well I watched most of the Throne Speech today, and all I want to say is that Disneyland would be lucky to be able to stage a show like that one. At least there were no nasty surprises.
So it could have been worse.
I'll never trust Stephen Harper, but I'll judge the man on his actions not his words.
If we're going to have an Office of Religious Freedom, could we please have an office to protect us from religious fanatics?
And in that regard, did the new Speaker play a hanging judge in the first Pirates of the Caribbean?
And did Peter Van Loan play the village idiot?
Because I swear I've seen this movie before.
And of course I LOOOOOOOOOOOVE Brigette...
Because that's the best protest EVAH. And just what we all needed to cheer us up.
As for me, I will also look for new ways to protest, and stand up for the things I believe in. Which includes the rights of children not to be bullied, the equality of women and gay people. The struggle against bigotry and racism. The rights of seniors and the poor to live in dignity and respect. And the survival of the planet and our medicare system, our most precious legacies.
Everything else as far as I'm concerned is debatable, but not those things.
Which takes me to my final point.
And that is despite the horror of a Con majority, and all our other problems.
When a warm wind roars across the lake...
(click pic to enlarge)
I still can't help feeling that I'm living in the best country in the world.
And that although sometimes we stumble...
Like I do all the time.
Nothing beats love, and nothing beats freedom...
The struggle continues but so does life.
Golly. Not bad for a Friday eh?
Brigette, Brigette, will you MARRY ME ???? !!!!
Have a great weekend everybody !!