Wednesday, October 16, 2013
The Con Klown Show and Mr Dickhead's Big Moment
Golly. As I wait to watch Stephen Harper lead his almost new/nouveau cabinet into Parliament after a four month holiday, so they can start memorizing his Throne Speech, I can't help thinking of that old H.L. Mencken quote:
"Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage."
Because we may not have a functioning democracy in this country. But we got a circus, we got monkeys, we got Con klowns AND a Mr Dickhead... Pierre Poilievre !!!!
I mean consider the evidence eh? As you know, Stephen Harper is so desperate to reboot his corrupt government and try to make people forget the Senate scandal, that he is now preparing to pose as a Great Consumer Champion Leader.
With James "Big Boy" Moore as his designated salesman...
And Moore has been telling anyone who will listen that he is all in favour of an Airline Passenger Bill of Rights.
"I'm a free enterprise, free market guy. But, when airlines are selling 175 seats on a 165-seat plane and 10 people show up and they're turned away for a ticket that they paid for, for a seat that they paid for — they played by the rules and airlines just treat consumers that way. I think people get frustrated and they expect action, and we plan to act," he said.
Even though the idea was proposed by the NDP, the Cons shot it out of the sky.
And Pierre Poilievre made it abundantly clear at the time what he thought about the NDP proposal.
On this side of the House, we believe in maximum choice and competition. We believe in empowering customers. The NDP believes in empowering bureaucracy. We believe in allowing business to run business.
And why in his opinion, and despite what Big Boy Moore says now, airline passengers DON'T need a Bill of Rights:
I think we can all agree that we have a system that works.
Which I think WE can all agree, means that either Mr Dickhead doesn't know what he's talking about, or Moore doesn't. And the whole Con consumer scam is as phony as a three-dollar bill.
Oh boy. I can't wait to hear Poilievre explain that one in Question Period eh? Over and over and over again. Because surely making James Moore sound like a communist will be his Big Moment !!!
And the best news?
Today's Throne Speech, and the unveiling of the almost new/nouveau cabinet, is a REALLY big deal for Stephen Harper. It's his last chance to try to rescue his sagging government before its flattened by scandal. And he's DESPERATE.
So the Cons are going allout to try to sell the Throne Speech, with new posters, pamphlets, a dedicated website, and even a shiny new video...
But when I see the way the Cons are trying to pump up that little balloon, and make it sound "bold and innovative."
I can't help but laugh eh? Or rub my hands together.
Because for some reason all I can think of is that other movie, about those other hapless stooges.
Trying to pump up this cake...
And I can't help feeling that Stephen Harper's rebooting exercise is probably going to end the same way eh?
Yup. The Cons are back. They can't hide any longer.
And their Final Show is about to begin...
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