Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Harperland and the Sad Days of August
I hate this time of the year. When you wish summer would go on forever eh?
But you know it will soon be over.
And as David Frum tweeted recently "Few things on earth are sadder than the last week of a Canadian August."
It also reminds me of how I used to hate the idea of going back to school, and fighting the bullies again. And I can't help thinking of all the kids in Canada who are spending these last days of summer dreading what lies ahead.
Just like I fear what lies ahead for all of us in Harperland. As Stephen Harper prepares to table another Trojan Horse budget, and push ahead with his reckless plans for uncontrolled oil development. Even as the Dutch Disease kills jobs all over Canada.
Even as the planet burns.
And I have to accept that I now live in a country where torture is legitimate.
Where the mystery of who tried to steal an election may never be solved.
Elections Canada has reported it is investigating reports of fraudulent and deceptive calls across Canada, but court documents made public Monday show investigators have not sought phone or Internet records for any calls beyond Guelph, Ont., raising a question about how vigorously the agency is looking into reports from voters.
With no sign of progress in the Poutine probe, it is possible that CRTC penalties for telemarketing violations imposed last week against Guelph Liberal Frank Valeriote could be the only sanctions imposed in the robocalls affair.
And that all of the above, as horrible as it is, could be forgotten if Israel attacks Iran, the global economy collapses, Mitt Romney becomes President, and leads us to the brink of the Third World War.
Which is why I think I'm going to take a bit of a break from blogging. And chase after those dying days of summer before they disappear eh?
Visit the city I fell in love with all over again this summer...
Or just ride my bike, sail, or race Sébastien across the dunes, until I let him catch me. And we roll down the sandy hills together, laughing our heads off, just glad to be alive.
But always wondering why is summer so short ?
Always dreaming of a better Canada, free from the Cons who would destroy it.
And always reminding the bullied that help is available.
And hope springs eternal...
Hey Summer !!!!!!! Come back here !!!!!!
See you when I see you...
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