I was playing ball hockey late last night and got a lovely black eye. So when I started reading one of my favourite blogs this evening, and saw that it had turned green, I thought I was going blind.
But then I saw it was just a colourful protest.
The idea is brilliant, and the outrage is justified. But I have to admit I was a little disappointed to see the progressive blogosphere fighting itself today, instead of celebrating the sight of Great Pig Leader being forced to apologize for a pooping puffin.
Because some things really are PRICELESS.
I believe that Gilles Duceppe and Jack Layton owe everyone an explanation. But I also have an idea to try to move things ahead.
How about the leaders of the progressive parties go back to the Sicilian consortium and say that they have changed their minds? They want Elizabeth May to take part in the debate. And if Stephen Harper refuses to participate too fucking bad.
They can put up an empty chair, or a cardboard cutout of Great Pig Leader. And the leaders in the studio can ask him or the chair these kind of questions:
(1) Mr Harper, you and Sarah Palin share the same kind of church, and presumably the same kind of religious views, so will you solemnly swear that you will not criminalize abortion if you get a majority? Like your church and so many of the wingnuts in your party want you to do?
(2) If you are such a Strong Leader why are you afraid to debate Elizabeth May? Why did you shut down Status of Women office all over the country ...and remove the word equality from its mandate...the moment you came to power?
And do you really hate women that much....or is it just because your church says they should be "servants?"
(3) Why are you planning to privatize medicare, destroy the CBC and the NFB, and blow Big Oil all the way to Texas?
(4) Why should Canadians trust you with a majority, or believe anything you say, when you've broken just about every promise you ever made. And lie about EVERYTHING?
See what I mean? That way instead of painting ourselves, we can turn Harper green. Like the juicy fruit he says he is.
Except that this green would be more like the colour you turn just before you VOMIT.
At the very least Canadians would look at that empty chair and think what a wonky wimp. What a weak leader. What an asshole.
Jack and Gilles missed a great opportunity to embarrass Harper. He bluffed them ......and they fell for it like saps. They should recognize their mistake and correct it. And then everyone should move on.
So we can focus all our fire on Stephen Harper.
Because whatever our small differences he is our common enemy.
The RepubliCons MUST be defeated....or prevented from getting a majority.
And every day counts....
P.S. As for those progressives who are threatening to spoil their ballot...all I can say is get serious. This isn't about you it's about Canada...