Friday, November 29, 2013
One Day in the Darkness of Harperland
It was cold and dark tonight by the lake where I live. Like it usually is in late November, in Canada.
But at least for the first time there was a sprinkling of snow on the ground to brighten up the gloom.
Which is more than I can say about Harperland, where it just keeps getting darker and more dangerous.
For just look what we learned about that monstrous regime today.
We learned that we cannot trust the Con Senate to investigate its own scandal.
Conservative senators have blocked a Liberal move to hear from a Deloitte executive about his possible interference in the audit of Senator Mike Duffy's expenses. An RCMP affidavit released last week suggests that Michael Runia called a more junior Deloitte employee at the behest of Conservative Senator Irving Gerstein as the Prime Minister's Office and party leadership scrambled to rein in a scandal over Duffy's spending.
So we don't know what the bagman Irving Gerstein told Michael Runia, and what he told a junior employee at the company that has received more than $135 million in contracts from the Con regime.
Or why Gerstein hasn't been fired.
But we do know, once again, that the Senate is just a tool of the young fanatics in the PMO who work like maniacs, to suppress the truth about EVERYTHING.
And we also learned that although their Great Leader repeats over and over again that only Nigel Wright and Mike Duffy were involved.
He's getting a lot of expensive outside legal help.
The prime minister’s office has hired three law firms to provide legal advice to current and former employees in relation to the RCMP investigation of former chief of staff Nigel Wright’s $90,000 payment to Mike Duffy. The PMO didn’t provide an estimate of the cost of the legal fees, but they are likely to be steep. The lead lawyer on the file, Bay Street litigator Robert Staley, a partner at Bennet Jones, is said to bill in the $900-an-hour range.
No Justice Department lawyers for them, only the best money can buy. And only Cons they can trust.
But just in case that doesn't work, we also found out that the Con regime has rewritten the accountability rules, so as long as he pleads ignorance, Boss Harper can't be blamed for ANYTHING.
If Prime Minister Stephen Harper did not know about the cheque written by his former chief of staff to cover the improperly claimed expenses of Senator Mike Duffy, federal accountability guidelines written by his government suggest he does not need to shoulder responsibility.
Because in the animal farm of Harperland ministerial responsibility, like the truth, is flexible eh?
It changes all the time...
“Ministerial accountability to Parliament does not mean that a minister is presumed to have knowledge of every matter that occurs within his or her department or portfolio, nor that the minister is necessarily required to accept blame for every matter.”
And so Orwellian is this nightmare that animal farm doesn't do it justice.
It's more like Big Brother...
Just ask the privacy commissioner.
The federal privacy commissioner says she has questions about the government’s cyberbullying bill – including the lack of accountability and reporting mechanisms to shed light on new investigative powers. Jennifer Stoddart issued a statement after an outpouring of concern from civil libertarians that the bill tabled last week goes too far in expanding police powers to probe online behaviour.
For that too happened today, on the same day when we learned that the Con regime interfered with RCMP operations during the Alberta floods to cater to the paranoid delusions of their rabid base.
Documents obtained by CBC News show just how much pressure Conservative staffers exerted on the Mounties to justify why they seized hundreds of firearms from evacuated homes at the height of the Alberta floods last spring. The emails paint a picture of a police force trying to juggle political demands with the "basic police work" of ensuring the public's safety in an emergency situation.
And on a day when we also learned that Lord Harper did invite world leaders to his G20 Summit. Welcomed them with open arms and a fake lake. Only to allow the infamous National Security Agency to spy on his guests like thieves.
Top secret documents retrieved by U.S. whistleblower Edward Snowden show that Prime Minister Stephen Harper's government allowed the largest American spy agency to conduct widespread surveillance in Canada during the 2010 G8 and G20 summits.
While turning the country's largest city into a police state...
And all of the above we learned on ONE day in Harperland. Think about it. Is that NORMAL?
Or is it the worst nightmare this country has ever seen? What have those fanatics and their deranged leader done to us? What else don't we know? And what will that decaying and desperate regime do next?
And is that not the best reason the opposition parties should be fighting the Cons instead of fighting each other?
Oh well. At least after a day like today more Canadians will surely understand what they should have known long ago.
You can't put lipstick on this Con regime.
And until the glorious day we purge them from power. As we surely will.
This is where we live...
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