Wednesday, March 25, 2015
The Con Porkers and the Disgraceful Muzzling of Elizabeth May
Over the years Stephen Harper's Cons have turned our parliament into a heaving grunting monstrosity, a fascist circus, a political pig sty.
They cut off debate, they answer any question about anything with the same talking points. They yell, they holler, they shout down their opponents like good ol' rednecks high on hooch. They lie like thieves, over and over again.
And when all fails they shut it down.
But even by their low standards, I found this particularly hoggish.
Conservative MPs denied Green Party Leader Elizabeth May a chance to speak Tuesday about Canada’s expanded mission against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in the House of Commons.
May hoped to speak after NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau had both articulated their parties' opposition to the mission's extension. But she was thwarted by a few Conservative MPs who screamed "no" when Speaker Andrew Scheer asked for unanimous consent.
I mean can you believe that? The decent leader of one of the political parties in the Commons is denied a chance to say what she thinks about a decision to extend a military mission, and expand it to include Syria.
Even though the Con House leader, Peter "Tubby" Van Loan was apparently prepared to let her speak.
May said it seemed that Scheer was going to give her the floor after he looked down toward Conservative House Leader Peter Van Loan, who was saying yes. In the end, however, Scheer had to rule that the Green party leader could not speak.
But even he can't control his own hogs anymore...
Because so many of those good ol' boys are retiring, NOBODY can control them.
But then as you know, even when they're restrained, if the Cons don't like what you have to say, they will try to muzzle you.
Just ask the Canadian Bar Association that wasn't allowed to address the committee studying Harper's police state bill C-51...
No doubt because they believe that the bill is dangerous, and would deprive us of our liberties, while NOT making us safer.
And of course what Elizabeth May has to say about Harper's War also isn't what Great Leader wants to hear.
The Green party leader said she will not support the military mission in Iraq or Syria because it lacks clear goals, it doesn't have the backing of international law and she doesn't trust the prime minister to be truthful with Canadians about the mission.
The Green party's point of view, she added, is that any international mission needs to be sanctioned by the United Nations or it is illegal. She told reporters she could see a peacekeeping role for Canadians, in which Canadian Forces would protect vulnerable aide workers and help secure refugee camps.
It isn't exactly music to his piggy ears...
Because that's how low we have fallen.
And all I can say is that I hope Elizabeth May is part of a great progressive coalition government one day, because she defends our values well.
So she can help clean-up our parliament and make it decent and Canadian again.
After the hoggy Cons are finally defeated.
And sent back to the place they belong...
I dream of that day all the time.
And it can't happen soon enough...
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