Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Stephen Harper and the Pandamonium Photo-op
Oh. My. Furry. Photo-op. It was supposed to be the animal show of animal shows.
The Con Ministry of Propaganda and Disinformation's most spectacular production.
A chance to boost Great Ugly Leader's sagging polls, by making him look as cute and as cuddly as a giant panda.
But somehow, despite the heroic efforts of the marching band, and the FedEx cheerleaders, it just didn't work.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper greeted a pair of giant pandas at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport today, marking the start of their much-anticipated 10-year stay in Canada.
It just made him look ridiculous, and desperate. Or worse.The kind of Prime Minister who would go to absurd lengths to greet two Chinese pandas. But didn't have time to greet these amazing Nishiyuu Walkers.
A group of Cree youth have arrived in Ottawa after trekking more than 1,600 kilometres through bush, snow and frigid cold temperatures in support of the Idle No More movement.
After an epic journey that couldn't be more awesome, or more CANADIAN.
But then why should we be surprised eh?
When he also never has any time to meet with the Premiers...
And we all know what this pandamonium photo-op was really all about...
Softening his image, making our new Chinese overlords look like our furry friends, and of course softening up BC to take his glorious pipeline.
Gawd. It's hard to screw-up a photo-op with two cute pandas, but somehow he managed to do that.
And he wasn't the only one...
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford was also among the dignitaries on hand to welcome the animals. "Welcome to Toronto!" Ford said on Twitter shortly after the pandas touched down.
For not only was the Fordzilla scaring the kiddies at the photo-op, he's also the one who is willing to pay MILLIONS to borrow two Chinese pandas for five years.
But didn't have a tiny fraction of that sum to pay for little Far Enough Farm on the Toronto islands that the city has operated for more than 60 years...
Or pay to support these humble Canadian animals in the only home they know...
Because this is Harperland or Fordland , the humble are disposable, and foreign is BETTER.
Oh boy. Sometimes I just can't find the words to express how disgusted I feel to live in a country with a Prime Minister like Stephen Harper, and in a city with Rob Ford as its Mayor.
And tonight is one of them eh?
So I'll leave it up to my close collaborator, Mr Teddy, who as you know recently arrived in a FedEx box himself, all the way from Scotland.
To sum up how I feel...
And I'll just say this: Next year we will defeat Ford.
And the year after that it will be Harper's turn.
For the situation really is UN-BEARABLE.
And those Cons have gotta go...
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