Sunday, January 18, 2015
Stephen Harper, Alberta, and the House of Saud
Well let's face it, it's not a great time to be an Albertan. Their Great Leader Stephen Harper's oily obsession with creating a Greater Albertonia his leading them to disaster.
Once they were living high off the bitumen, and lording it over the rest of us. Now the wheels are falling off their monster trucks, and they're heading for a recession.
But when they look around for somebody to blame, maybe they should take a close look at their House of Harper and it's warm relationship with the House of Saud.
Because then they might ask themselves, as Jeffrey Simpson does, why are they supporting those who are destroying their economy?
The Harper government boasts of conducting a high-minded, “principled” foreign policy. In that case, could someone in government explain why Saudi Arabia is Canada’s second-largest export market for military sales? Where’s the principle in that?
Could that same person explain why the Harper government cozies up to a regime whose decision to drive down the world price of oil is crippling Canada’s oil industry and hurting the economy?
Why is Stephen Harper so chummy with those who are costing them so many jobs?
And why is his hapless stooge John Baird fawning over the ones who spawned and feed the terrorist menace?
Where’s the “principle” in arranging visits to Saudi Arabia for Foreign Minister John Baird and welcoming Saudi leaders to Canada when that country, arguably more than any other, has been responsible for financing schools and teaching that promote the Saudi’s Wahhabi version of Islam, which in turn has provided a fertile breeding ground for extremism and terrorism.
The terrorists who the Great Leader of Albertonia, or the Great Wannabe Cowboy Leader says want to behead us in our beds...
And what I wonder is whether some of them at least, might reconsider their one-party voting pattern?
Make their province look at least a little bit more democratic than Saudi Arabia.
And join people in the other provinces in giving the cowboy boot to the Con regime.
Because now would be the time, and it would be good for Canada.
For if they don't they really would look ridiculous. Sucking up to those who are sucking up to those who are destroying their economy.
And fuelling the terrorist threat.
Or sitting in their downsized homes sucking up some Wild Rose Tea...
Hey, if Danielle Smith can do it, so can they.
So I wouldn't be surprised if the opposition parties do better in that province than they've ever done before.
In a close election it might even make a difference.
And can you imagine how Stephen Harper would feel about that?
I think he'd also need a cup of Wild Rose tea eh?
For it would drive him CRAZY...
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