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Monday, December 1, 2008

"I have a bad feeling about this"

Dark skies and cold weather. Sounds like a normal Canadian winter day, right?

Well, this day is special:

It is hailing ... not snow, but FIRE.
The sky opens up, and from its darkness erupts four figures riding horses.
Pestilence, War, Famine and Death ... the Four Horsemen.

The seals have been broken, and the apocalypse is upon us.

I am, of course, referring to the new development in Canadian politics. Apparently, an election held just a short time ago wasn't enough for some people.

Let me paint the scene from what I know so far:
Everyone dislikes Harper. Dion and Layton want to overthrow Harper. The Bloc are happy that they are being included. Dion and Layton want, with Duceppe's support, to form a coalition government and overthrow the Tory minority.

Honestly.... wtf?

Less than 50% of Canadians voted in the last election, that said, a Tory minority still resulted from the usage of the DEMOCRATIC PROCESS!!!!

It is honestly similar to children arguing about who gets to play with which toy during Kindergarten recess. Sometimes, the teacher gives one kid more turns than they should at a particular toy.

HOWEVER, just because you do not like the outcome of how something ended, does not give you the right to complain and attempt to usurp the process and change the decision!!!

What's going to happen? No one knows

What will the Governor General do? It's a tough decision ... but it's about time she did something other than dress nice, jet around the world and wave.

Sadly, the only way to know is to wait until next week when the attempted coalition (Layton, Dion and Duceppe) meet with the Governor General.

I'll be keeping an ear to the ground and a weathered eye on the horizon for the coming signs of the end of days.

Would make for a VERY interesting Christmas break though, eh?

And hey, this just occurred to me:
Four Horsemen ... For primary party leaders.

I'll let you decide who's who ;)

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2 Comments:

At December 1, 2008 at 8:11 PM , Blogger Megh said...

David, your entry kind of ignores the fact that less than half of the 50% of Canadian voters that showed up to the polls voted for Harper...

You're also ignoring that Harper has instigated this backlash by introducing an economic plan that was not only a radical turn from his previous policies, but that he was doing this to try and bully his Reformist tendencies through the House in a bizarre game of post-election Chicken.

The opposition parties have two options: let this budget pass or challenge Harper's bluff- would they be fulfilling their mandate if they sat and abstained like the Liberals did last Parliament?

Also, the GG is an important part of the political system, regardless of whether or not she's called to resolve a parliamentary crisis, but that might be best saved for another post...

That said, I can agree with you that these are interesting times! I wish I was still working on the Hill...

 
At December 1, 2008 at 8:17 PM , Blogger The Science Manly said...

I am well aware of Harper's role in the backlash, as well as the options of the opposition parties.

That said, this is what was shown on a newsport I watched today ... so, I wrote it as a reponse to the innacuracies of some news reports.

Ain't the media grand? lol

 

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