As if Rachel Notley, the decent NDP Premier of Alberta, didn't have enough real problems.
Plunging oil prices, growing unemployment, a flood of death threats from that province's ignorant and violent rednecks.
Now she has another monkey on her back.
The Con clown and jungle capitalist Kevin O'Leary.
Who is offering to invest a million dollars in the province's oil industry if Notley resigns.
“I mean no disrespect when I say this but here’s my offer: I’ll invest $1 million in Canadian energy companies if out of grace and for the absolute good of Canada the premier of Alberta resigns,” O’Leary said.
“Please step down, please, do it for Canadians,” he begged.
And has more to say about that in this interview with Rosemary Barton.
And all I can say after watching that horror show, is I'm glad that Notley isn't letting that ghastly Con bully intimidate her...
"You know, the last time a group of wealthy businessmen tried to tell Alberta voters how to vote, I ended up becoming premier."
"So, if now we've got a Toronto wealthy businessman who wants to tell Alberta voters how to vote, I say bring it on."
And the only thing I regret is that Notley is too decent, and too polite, to tell O'Leary to go jump in the tar ponds.
For who the hell does that vulgar hustler think he is? Does he understand or can he even spell D-E-M-O-C-R-A-C-Y?
Does he not understand that Notley was elected in an election, and can only be removed from office by another one, in THREE years.
Is he trying to encourage a coup d’état or a kutadah?
Or does he think he is Canada's Donald Trump?
So he can say or do what he wants.
And if he does, why is he only offering such a small bag of chump change?
Although O’Leary’s promise of $1 million isn’t exactly chump change, it should be noted that in 2014, natural resource companies invested $126 billion, about half of the total non-residential capital investments in Canada, according to Natural Resources Canada.
Or a bag of cheetos...
For that's what it is, and it couldn't be more ridiculous.
But then O'Leary has always been an absolute blowhard, a brutish capitalist shark who believes that unions should be destroyed.
Sweat shops are good...
And that a minimum wage is a communist conspiracy.
And what must also be said, is that if the idiot managers at the CBC hadn't made him such a big star, the Rob Ford of the financial media circuit.
Nobody would know about him, and nobody would care what he has to say about ANYTHING.
But what makes his assault on democracy and Rachel Notley even more troubling, is that it's hard not to feel that he wouldn't be acting like that, if the Alberta premier was a man rather than a woman...
Which if true, couldn't be more cowardly or more disgusting.
For let's say it like it is: the amount of vile abuse aimed at Notley, and the lack of respect, can only be explained by the fact she is a woman, and some men are PIGS.
And the good news?
Judging by O'Leary's level of agitation on that Power and Politics interview, I wouldn't be surprised if the failing economy is costing him a bundle...
And I for one, am prepared to join this fundraising effort...
Because that can't happen too soon.
The man is a beast.
And just another Con clown...
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