Saturday, April 09, 2011
Harper's Theocons and Ignatieff's Blunder
I see that Stephen Harper is taking his days off on Saturdays, instead of Sundays as he did in previous campaigns.
So he can play Big Daddy.
Harper's decision to take a day off campaigning and be there for his son impressed the other attendees. "We thought he was here for sure when we saw the vans circling and the TV trucks outside," said parent Rick Adams. "It's amazing that he is able to take the time and come and see his son."
And try to make Canadians forget the theocon conspiracy in the heart of his sinister government. Or that he gets his marching orders from the Great Mamoona.
But why did Michael Ignatieff play the Dark Lord's game, by praising this nonsense?
Dividing his party.
Liberal MP David McGuinty also criticized the move and said Canada already has a safeguard for religious freedom. “We have a document in this country that does that; it's called the Charter of Rights.”
Instead of using the occasion to ask Jason Kenney and company why, if they are so interested in protecting religious groups, did they so savagely attack KAIROS?
And if we are going to spend millions on an Office for Religious Freedoms, or in Con code an office to defend Mamoona's people from the evil Muslims.
Could we also spare a few miserable dollars to protect bullied children in this country FROM religion?
Fresh on the heels of a neighbouring GTA school board’s decision to ban gay-straight alliances, a group of Mississauga teens were also barred from launching a gay-straight alliance (GSA) at their Catholic high school.
In neighbouring Halton Catholic District School Board, chairwoman Alice LeMay came under fire recently when she told Xtra! the board “doesn’t allow Nazi groups either.
Because homophobia is a huge and growing problem in Canada. Just check out this tape of two Toronto Raptors players innocently holding hands after winning a big game.
It attracted so many rabid homophobes the comments had to be disabled.
And since they came to power not only have the Cons have done nothing to fight homophobia or bullying, they have actively encouraged it by treating more than a million Canadians as second-class citizens.
But we're more worried about the plight of the religious in other countries?
Oh boy. You know my motives are pure. I support all the progressive parties. I have no axe to grind. I put my country before any party. And all I ask is that we work together to destroy the Harper Cons.
But about two or three days a year, I give up. And tonight is one of them.
All I have the strength to say is that if the way women and gay people have been treated by the Cons isn't part of this campaign, wake me when it's over.
If we don't hit the Cons harder than that, we won't win.
And if anyone still doesn't get that.
Hit them with the HARPedo of Truth...
They say laughter is the best medicine. I hope so eh?
Pray for this poor lost country. And our bullied children.
See you when I see you...
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