Uh oh. Talk about bad timing. It looks like Stephen Harper's Great Escape Tour is turning into a real drama.
Or a Con klown show.
First a Buffalo Airways plane makes a spectacular belly landing short of the runway in Yellowknife.
To remind us of the dangers of flying in the north. Then Harper claims that the Arctic Rangers can handle any search and rescue emergency.
Only to end up with a red nose AND a red face.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper is touting the Canadian Rangers as a pillar of search and rescue in the North -- even as a newly released defence report warns of "glaring weaknesses" in Canada's ability to respond to Arctic emergencies.
The 72-page analysis, written in April 2012, cites 27 search-and-rescue incidents in the North since 2009 that it says exposed "glaring weaknesses" -- including the limited number of military and civilian aircraft available to respond to emergencies over the vast open territories.
But if you thought that was hilarious, or scary, you should have seen what Great
“Look, a new throne speech is, as you know, completely normal,” he said during a stop in Hay River, N.W.T. “We have been able to to have adopted virtually all our legislation to this point in Parliament. There’s a need to refresh legislation.”
Only to have Tom Mulcair point out the real reason.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper's decision to prorogue Parliament until later this fall shows he is afraid to answer the opposition's questions, Opposition Leader Tom Mulcair said Tuesday.
As well as Harper's shameful attendance record:
Mulcair said that by the time the House of Commons resumes sitting, Harper will have spent just five working days in the House over 5½ months, in the midst of a scandal over Senate expense claims that involves senators he appointed.
And Aaron Wherry ask the real question.
When will the House of Commons be recalled? And, if the answer to that question is anything other than September 16, as scheduled, the next question is this: How does the Prime Minister justify putting off the return of Parliament?
As it is, it’s not particularly clear why 20 sitting days would be eliminated. And, at the very least, we should probably not be casually casting such days aside. If Parliament is to mean something, whether or not it is actually sitting would seem to be of rather primary importance.
Leaving me to ask this one:
Who the HELL does that tin pot dictator think he is lopping a full MONTH off the Parliamentary season?
But then I think I answered that one last night eh?
He's leader of a corrupt and decaying regime, who has shown his complete and utter contempt for Parliament from the moment he was elected.
The deranged alien ideologue who would change this country beyond recognition.
And who is now running from scandal like a scared CHICKEN...
Oh boy. You know last night I ran a little video about the prorogation protests of January 2010.
But I also made an even humbler one about the same time, where I tried to convey how the sight of all those Canadians in the streets had made my spirits soar.
And made me believe that I would soon get my country back...
Now when I look at it, after all the horrible things that have happened since then, I have to shake my head at how hopelessly idealistic I am. Gawd. Why can't I be relentlessly cynical like so many others in this country?
But you know what? I don't think I can change eh?
I still want my Canada to be the best country in the world. I still want to hold it to the highest standards so I can be as proud of it as I once was.
And in that regard I'm happy tonight. For now I'm SURE of this:
The tin pot dictator can run but he can't hide. His Con regime is collapsing under the weight of its own corruption.
He WILL be defeated. A new day is dawning.
And I WILL get my country back...
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