Tuesday, December 02, 2014
The Day the Con Clown Circus Became a Ghastly Freak Show
Well as you know, I have been calling the Harper government a Con Clown Circus.
But I'm afraid I was wrong, and I want to apologize. To the clowns of the world.
Because after closer inspection, and after what happened in the Commons yesterday, I think it's safe to say that the Con regime is now more like a FREAK SHOW.
Where yesterday's mutant stars were Leona Aglukkaq and Julian Fantino.
Mr. Fantino returned to the House of Commons on Monday after an official trip to Italy to face questions about an announced $200-million for mental-health initiatives that Veterans Affairs documents said would be spread over six years.
Staff in his office later told The Globe and Mail that $140.1-million of the money will be spread over the duration of a program for operational stress injuries. And that, they said, could take 50 years.
With Fantino ignoring all calls for his resignation. And when asked to explain how SIX years became FIFTY years refused to answer that simple question.
But DID faithfully read his PMO talking points...
And when asked to explain why he flew off to Italy the day after the Auditor General skewered his department. So he could escape the heat.
And why he stayed so long...
Did have to nerve to suggest it's because, unlike the opposition, HE doesn't forget veterans.
“I attended a very moving commemoration in Italy involving the soldiers who were there during the war. I saw them visit the graves of their comrades in the various cemeteries and I am very proud of having done that.
In my world, ‘lest we forget’ means something.”
To which Mr. Mulcair said: “How about showing up for work and taking care of them when they are alive?”
Only to be humiliated by Tom Mulcair. Or made to look like a big baby.
And that even though Fantino now has a PMO babysitter...
Stephen Lecce, one of Mr. Harper’s own communications people, has been dispatched to serve as Mr. Fantino’s interim chief of staff in an effort to get things back on track.
To tuck him gently out of sight. Or failing that, muzzle him with a pillow.
But if you thought THAT was a freak show you had to see Leona Aglukkaq.
Because her performance was even MORE bizarre...
After denying that some people in Rankin Inlet were so hungry they were scavenging food from the local garbage dump. And trying to muzzle her critics, and heckling the opposition crudely, like she always does.
Yesterday, in the middle of an angry exchange on that very subject, she just sat there reading a NEWSPAPER !!!
And really what more can you say eh? Except how crass can those Cons be? Why don't they care about the hungry children of the Arctic?
Or our long suffering veterans.
Is it rabid ideology or criminal INCOMPETENCE?
Or are they all CRAZY?
And thank goodness Stephen Harper will soon be back from the Francophonie Summit, where he has been cozying up to some of the worst dictators in the world.
So we can all be reminded again who created this ghastly freak show....
And that we will not be a decent, sane, and serious country.
Until the day we defeat those monstrous Cons.
And finally get rid of him...
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