Saturday, October 11, 2014
Harper's War and the Song of the Chicken Media
Well it's the Thanksgiving Day weekend in Harperland, and we all have so many reasons to give thanks.
Especially Great Leader.
He finally got some good job numbers.
As short-lived and as dubious as they may be.
"As a stand-alone report, this is no doubt highly impressive, but given the rising turmoil in the rest of the world, not to mention growing questions over the reliability of the jobs data, these results may not have much lasting impact," BMO economist Doug Porter said in a note to clients.
And his war numbers are so good, the MSM is singing his praises, and suggesting that while he may lose the war, he WILL win the next election.
And it is hard to argue about the war numbers. With seventy percent of Canadians supporting Harper's War, including many Liberals and NDPers, it's clear that his fear campaign is working...
He is reeling them in like suckers, and drawing them into his depraved embrace.
But who can blame them eh? When even our Colonel Blimp, Andrew Coyne, is flapping his chicken hawk feathers and asking why SHOULDN'T we be afraid?
Let’s put it this way: Why wouldn’t Islamic State be a threat to Canada? What precisely is stopping them? Distance? They’re already here. Resources? They’re swimming in cash: an estimated $3 million a day in oil revenues. The sheer illogic of it? This is a group whose stated aim, complete with maps, is to establish an Islamic caliphate stretching all the way from south-west Russia to Spain.
Logic does not much enter into it. What, then? Fear of retaliation? Death cults are not to be deterred. Or is it our general inoffensiveness, the fact that, Lord love us, we’re not Americans? Apparently this does not seem to matter as much to them as it does to many Canadians.
Even though we fought Al Qaeda and their surrogates in Afghanistan for YEARS, with a much much bigger force than we are sending to Iraq, killed THOUSANDS of them. And they NEVER attacked us.
Even though the deranged threats of some hairy religious fanatic shouldn't scare most people, like they don't scare me. Not even a tiny little bit.
And even though as Simon Jenkins points out, repeating the same mistakes in Iraq, really does beggar belief.
It beggars belief that further military intervention by the west in Iraq is now being considered.
Yet the yearning to intervene, to bomb someone even if just to "send a message", shows how thin is the veneer of sanity cloaking great power aggression. War still has the best tunes. How glorious it must seem to certain politicians to somehow turn 10 years of disaster in Iraq into a final victory.
But then of course, Stephen Harper thought the FIRST war in Iraq was a good idea.
He is whipping his tiny CF-18 out to try to make himself look like a Great Strong Leader, or scare people for crass political purposes.
And so infatuated is the MSM with his phony act that some are even suggesting he should strike while the iron is hot, or while so many Liberals and NDPers are supporting him.
And call a snap election.
The Prime Ministerial nose must be twitching, the spine tingling, dampened finger held in the air the better to test the winds. Is this the time? Arguably, we are at a textbook moment for the calling of a snap election.
Because you know, Justin Trudeau didn't consult the old farts in the Senate, which is apparently bad not good like I previously thought.
And by jingo the time is NOW !!!!
This particular Canada-in-the-world concern has the legs to dominate a campaign of just a few weeks. This looks like Mr. Harper's best shot unless he has some very secret platform plans that might compare. Will he roll the dice?
But I don't know eh? While I'm sure that Great Strong Leader's nose IS twitching...
Sniffing for a political opening, like a hog's nose twitches for truffles.
Like Michael Harris I tend to blame the MSM, for cutting back on its foreign coverage, and failing to do a proper job of reminding Canadians of the lessons of history.
This is why you can’t remember the last time you saw a foreign correspondent reporting from the ruins of Tripoli or the war zones of Benghazi showing what really resulted from our ‘noble’ mission there. The allies flew away from the pandemonium they created and declared victory. Since then, there have been precious few stories or pictures to say otherwise.
Which may be why Stephen Harper — who has been a thundering bozo on foreign policy — believes he can go into another senseless war and not worry about paying a political price.
I blame them for fanning the flames of IGNORANCE.
And despite their frantic cheerleading for Great Warrior Leader, I don't believe the war will play a big part in the next election. Because there are so many other issues at play, and in that regard the omens are not promising.
Not when despite last month's dubious job numbers, the trend is still heading in the wrong direction.
After eight long years of scandal, brutality, and political perversion, so are Stephen Harper's numbers...
The war won't be enough to reverse that trend, or heal those wounds.
And that's BEFORE I cook my Thanksgiving turkey...
Because the last time I tried to cook one, I almost killed some of my friends eh?
Who knew you had to cook it for TWO more hours if it wasn't completely thawed ??!!#@!!
So I'm pretty sure that old Duffy bird WILL help kill the Cons. If the police don't arrest them first for one of their many other crimes against this country.
Yup. Don't despair people. The universe is still unfolding as it should.
Don't listen to the song of the chicken media.
We will win the War for Canada.
And the tyrant WILL be toppled...
But hey, watch out for those turkeys, because they are REALLY dangerous.
Carry on bravely.
And have a great weekend !!!
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